North Shore Times : February 1st 2011
9 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 NEWS PLEASE CHECK THE EXPIRY DATE ON YOUR NEW ZEALAND FIREARMS LICENCE. If you wish to continue shooting, you must apply to renew your licence before this date, or You may surrender your licence at any time before the expiry date. You need to do one of these things before the expiry date. If you have changed address since your firearms licence was issued, you are required by law to let us know. Complete your details in the space provided and send to your nearest Arms Office (local Police can provide the location). Or, visit our website at www.police.govt.nz and use the link provided to update your address. Firearms Licence Holder NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS (please print) Surname Date of Birth Forename(s) Licence Number New Address Phone Signature Date NIGHT CLASSES are ON! at Glenfield, Northcote & Rangitoto Colleges Classes in Arts & Crafts, Business, Computing, Cooking, ESOL, Fitness, Languages, Music & More... Enrol Now - Term 1 starts Monday 14 February 2011 Northcote College Gate 5, Kauri Glen Rd, Northcote • P: 481 0144 E: firstname.lastname@example.org • W: www.learn4life.co.nz Rangitoto College 564 East Coast Rd, Mairangi Bay • P: 477 0075 E: email@example.com • W: www.rangitoto.school.nz Glenfield College Kaipatiki Rd, Glenfield • P: 444 1353 E: firstname.lastname@example.org • W: www.gcc.co.nz 5% DISCOUNT if you enrol by 10th February 2011 quoting 1211 Life in the Sallies is all about people On the Job: North Shore Salvation Army officers Paul and Stephanie Herring enjoy working with the diverse community on the Shore. Photo: SARAH CODDINGTON North Shore Times reporter Sarah Coddington catches up with Salvation Army officers Paul and Stephanie Herring to see what life is like on the job. Paul and Stephanie Herring believe they were called by God to take up the role as a Salvation Army officers. And it was the Christian church that brought them together 31 years ago. The pair has a seven-day commit- ment as Salvation Army officers for the North Shore community, serv- ing from the harbour bridge to Albany. Lots of people wonder how we do it, but we are a great team. We love each other's company,'' Mrs Herring says. Both are willing to put in the extra hours to help out others in need and even take time out of their Saturday nights to help others move house. And no two days are the same. People turn up with problems ranging from marital disagree- ments to the elderly looking for a bit of company. They serve as ministers, councillors, financial advisers and occasionally gardeners or funeral directors. Over the past 18 years they have worked in rural towns and city suburbs. They move every couple of years to a place where the church requires them. All over the country the needs of the community are the same, says Mr Herring, who is a major. On the North Shore there is a multicultural community made up of people from all different income backgrounds, they say. Some are on benefits, others are on low incomes and a lot are asset- rich on the North Shore, they say. I think I will cry when I leave here. This is a hard one because it is about the people and we build relationships with the community,'' Mrs Herring says. The people they remember most are those who come in down and depressed and become physically, mentally and spiritually healthy again with their help. There was one man who was homeless and then started living in a flat, volunteering and eventually working. He was changed,'' Mr Her- ring says. He says the real tough ones are people who have been in caught up in natural disasters. In Christchurch they are suffering and I feel for them. I would hate to think what it would be like if something similar happened here in Auckland,'' Mr Herring says . His career has also seen him travel to Samoa to put his carpentry skills to good use, building homes after the tsunami struck. Despite the downsides of the job the Herrings say they will always keep doing what they do. I love my job, it's because it is all about the people. I wake up and wonder what is going to happen today,'' Mrs Herring says.
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