North Shore Times : January 24th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 24, 2013 NEWS GET UP AND PORTS OF AUCKLAND ROUND THE BAYS 2013 SUNDAY 10TH MARCH DON'T RUN FOR NOTHING Enter online at roundthebays.co.nz and help these children's charities: Choice Foundation -- Stand Tall, Make-a-Wish New Zealand, Variety -- The Children's Charity, YMCA Auckland, Auckland Cystic Fibrosis and Fairfax First Books Best of Fresh for Less NST24/1 Greville Road, Albany Ph (09) 475 5271 174 Mokoia Road, Birkenhead Ph (09) 419 8006 343 Albany Highway North Harbour Ph (09) 448 5569 Normal opening hours 7.30am to 6.30pm -- All specials available until closing time Sun 27 Jan or while stock lasts All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Green Seedless Grapes $6.99kg Fresh Sweetcorn $1.99of 4 Watermelon $1.39kg New Season Buttercup 99¢ea Australia Apricots $3.99bag Cherries $12.99box 1kg Central Otago Hawkes Bay 800g bag Fresh Round Beans $1.49bag 300g Central Otago Yellow Nectarines $2.99bag 800g Survey is one for the birds Bird feeding is popular and perceived as a harmless pastime but an Auckland University student is studying whether there are harmful effects. PhD student Josie Galbraith talks about her nationwide survey at North Shore Forest & Bird's February meeting. Among issues she is studying is the implications of supplying a copious food source for wild birds and encouraging the congregation of these birds at a focal point to feed. As part of her study she has set up a series of experimental feeding stations in urban Auckland. The North Shore Forest & Bird's meeting is on February 4 at 7.45pm in the Takapuna Senior Citizens room through the courtyard at the rear of the Takapuna Library in The Strand. Come early for native of the month, weed of the month and environmental updates. Non-members welcome and can stay for supper afterwards. A donation is appreciated to cover costs. Phone Liz Anstey 480 1545 for information. Medical supplies arrive at last Volunteer family: Volunteer surgeon Jenny Wagener with husband Richard and their newborn baby in Auckland in September last year when they were loading up the container. Photo: MARYKE PENMAN Big unload: Medical supplies are unloaded from the container in Arusha, Tanzania. Photo: SUPPLIED By MARYKE PENMAN Go to northshoretimes.co.nz, click on latest edition and browse issues to read a previous article on Jenny Wagener in the September 14, 2012 edition of the North Shore Times. At last a container load of donated medical supplies has arrived to a surgeon volunteering in Tanzania. Former Westlake Girls High School student Jenny Wagener is living on a shoestring with her hus- band and four children in Arusha, Tanzania, as they work towards their goal of helping the people holistically, financially and spiri- tually''. Mrs Wagener works for nothing with extremely limited medical equipment in Selian Lutheran Hos- pital and Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre. Some days the conditions can become so extreme Mrs Wagner can find herself in the midst of an operation with no power. It can be hard, but we just make do,'' she says. On a return trip home in Sept- ember last year, Mrs Wagener and her husband Richard set about fill- ing a container with medical equip- ment for the hospitals back in Tanzania. In just a few weeks the container was loaded to the brim with donated anaesthetic machines, car- diac equipment, gloves, crutches, dressings and other surgical instruments. Sponsorship of the shipping costs came from people in New Zealand and overseas, enabling it to be transported the 14,000 kilometres to port in Africa. Four months later and the container has finally arrived in Tanzania. This week in the operating theatre in the rural hospital in Arusha I used blunt scissors and looked at our anaesthetic machines that don't have much monitoring on them and was so excited that this container is going to help solve these problems. We so appreciate everybody's hard work and generosity to make this venture successful,'' Mrs Wagener says. She is now spending a month working in Australia to cover her family's living expenses in Tanzania. The experience of living and working in such a trying environ- ment has taught her family import- ant life lessons and as such her children have gained a fuller understanding of the world and poverty, Mrs Wagener says. The Wageners have no immedi- ate plans to return to New Zealand but keep those back home up to date with regular emails on their progress. Email africanpurposeteam@ gmail.com if you would like to help.
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