North Shore Times : January 18th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 18, 2013 NEWS Contact Us Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editorial email: nsnews@snl co nz Editor Peter Eley Chief Reporter Liz Willis Sales Manager Alan Barr email: a barr@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 73,488 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) 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, Fairview Heights, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Oteha, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. Office Hours: 8.30am -- 5pm P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz For more information visit aucklandtransport.govt.nz or phone 09 355 3553 @AklTransport Ironman 70.3 Road Closures and Parking Restrictions. Sunday 20 January. Due to the Ironman 70.3 there will be a number of road closures in the North Shore. Main roads affected include, but are not limited to Constellation Dr, Apollo Dr, Rosedale Rd and William Pickering Dr. The first closure will be in place from 6.00am with all closures removed by approx. 1.00pm. A full list of affected streets can be found at aucklandtransport.govt.nz State Highway 1 will also be affected with the Shelley Beach Rd off ramp (southbound) and Onewa Rd on ramp (southbound) both closed. Two southbound lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge will be closed for the morning of the event. 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Mercy Ships New Zea- land is part of a global network providing aid and health care to people in poverty. After graduating from AUT Miss Cleary spent two years in the ortho- paedic ward at Starship children's hospital before taking up her first volun- tary mission in Togo. I quite often feel like I'm receiving more than I am giving,'' she says. The ship Africa Mercy contains six operating theatres, an intensive care ward and a low dependency ward with a total of 78 beds. Miss Cleary shared a room with six others who provided a variety of free services including sur- gery, dental care, eye care and training programmes. Many of the patients have been neglected or alienated as a result of their conditions, she says. Whether it be a large facial tumour, a cleft lip on a 25-year-old or legs that bend the wrong way, these patients come to us broken and shame- ful. Physically we do our best to fix the abnor- mality, but more import- antly we get the oppor- tunity to love them and start the process of heal- ing emotionally.'' Even on her days off, Miss Cleary says she enjoyed spending time with patients. We dance together, we cry together, we paint their nails and love them in every way we can.'' As she approached the end of her adventure, Miss Cleary says the ship began to feel like a home away from home. The spirit of the African people, she says will also stick with her. Event makes a big splash FROM Page 1 wonders for those bat- tling a mental illness. There are some key things to to beating depression,'' Mr Hunt says. Vitamin D from get- ting out in the sun, the support of a community, having goals and some- thing to look forward to and being active. This event encompas- ses all of those.'' One of the most com- mon misconceptions about depressed people is that they look how they feel, he says. People with depres- sion wear a mask. Why do you think so many comedians have depres- sion?'' The gregarious and fun-loving man is the last person you would associate with depres- sion. I used to go out and be the happy, crazy, fun guy but then I would get home and cry,'' Mr Hunt says. I met a doctor who thought about depression differently, rather than saying here's some drugs that'll fix you. Within a week of changing my lifestyle I went from being severely depressed to not at all.'' The World's Biggest Waterslide will be open on February 23 and 24. Limited tickets are available at indie gogo.com/worldsbiggest waterslide. Go to livemore awesome.com for more information.
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