North Shore Times : February 10th 2011
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. 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He was blown back- wards on to his brother and suffered minor burns to his hands after touching a lamp post at Cadness Reserve. He was playing a chasing game and swung on the pole to change direction as he tried to evade his brother Tamaiti. Te Awa's father Bevan says it's lucky he was in the air when he was shocked, preventing him from taking the full impact. He would have been a lot more seriously in- jured if he was on the ground. But he was pretty traumatised.'' Large sparks could be seen coming from the pole at the time of the shock which blew a hole the size of a 50 cent piece into the pole's cover door. Te Awa was carried home by his brother and was rushed to hospital by his dad for a check-up. Luckily all was well. The Auckland Council confirmed the pole was live because the cover door had been previously vandalised and pushed on to the live conductor. This was discovered by a council investigation that occurred straight after it was notified, manager of local and sports parks Mark Bowater says. The electric circuit was disconnected and thicker cover doors were ordered for three poles in the area to prevent another incident, he says. But Mr Marino says he would like his son to receive an apology. You're in the park, it's a beautiful day. You don't expect to get an electric shock,'' he says. I love you, my dalek FROM Page 1 The show kicked off in 1963 but skipped a generation when it went off air for about 15 years from 1989. It was initially loved for its creative, low-budget special effects but the Doctor's travels are now very high tech. Like any fans there is disagree- ment about whether it's good or bad. The majority of them have embraced it.'' The doctor also became a sex symbol with the arrival of David Tennant attracting many female fans. Rochelle Scoones was only one of two female fans when she joined the New Zealand club. Now the majority of fans are women. Most fans were either single men or men whose partners couldn't stand the show in the club's early days. Mr Scoones is delighted at the broader popularity of the series and says his young nephews enjoy old episodes right back to the beginning. But for ardent fans like Mr Scoones there is sadness that there will forever be gaps in their Doctor Who collection. That's because the BBC destroyed many earlier episodes because the recordings posed a fire risk. A number have been returned to the BBC, including a New Zea- land print Mr Scoones tracked down. Go to www.doctorwho.org.nz to join the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club. Lost photos come home Found: Irene Dawson's 90th birthday invitation was part of a selection of photos found in Milford that have now been returned. By SARAH CODDINGTON A photo file that helps Irene Dawson remem- ber important events and her family has been returned to her. A Milford resident found it on Kitchener Rd early this month and brought it into the North Shore Times office. John Dawson, who is Irene's son, came for- ward to collect the photo file. His mother, who is 93 years old, has dementia and likes to look at the photos to remember people and events. For her it is like looking at the photos for the first time.'' Mr Dawson thinks the photos must have dropped on the road when his mother was getting into the car when she attended a Christmas Day family lunch. Mrs Dawson now lives in Pt Chevalier in Selwyn Village retire- ment home. She and her husband Charlie moved to Auck- land from Wellington in the 1970s. They spent many years in Orewa and then Browns Bay.
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