North Shore Times : January 3rd 2013
Thursday, January 3, 2013 NETWORK Unbeatable coverage of readers 15+ 808,000 Auckland's most powerful media Ph 09 525 0666 Source: Nielsen CMI Q3 2011--Q2 2012 TODAY Meet Ken Honours list Zoo doc How would you like to meet Ken Barlow? Enter our draw and you could do just that over morning tea. We'll also throw in a tour of the Civic Theatre and double tickets to Coronation Street On Stage -- the hilarious play being brought to Auckland by Ken, aka actor William Roache, in March. Email your name, address and daytime telephone number to online.admin@snl. co.nz. Remember to type Coronation Street Contest in the subject line. Entries close on March 21. Shore folk featured in the New Year honours list -- P3 Treating tiny bats and elephants is all in a day's work for vet John Potter -- P4 Driveway safety push PARENTS or close relatives are usually at the wheel when a child is run over on a private driveway, Safe- kids New Zealand director Ann Weaver says. Five children are killed on average each year and a child is seriously injured in driveways every two weeks. Summer is when youngsters are most at risk, Ms Weaver says. Safekids and Starship Foundation asks parents and caregivers to be aware of the risks and to consider improving driveways to reduce dangers. Risky driveways include: Those that are long, in a quiet road or cul- de-sac, jointly used by pedestrians as a path, that lead to lots of parking or have no fence or barrier between them and the outdoor play area. Safekids urges families, particu- larly those with 1 to 3-year-olds, to remember the safety message check, supervise and separate''. Their advice is: Check Count the kids before you attempt to manoeuvre. Make sure they are belted safely in the car or in a safe place with an adult Understand how big the blind zones are around your car Keep cars locked and don't let chil- dren use driveways as play areas. Supervise Ensure a responsible person (not a group of kids) is actively supervising toddlers and young children Late afternoon and early evening are particularly risky times. Special efforts are needed then to make sure children are safe. Separate Consider how to separate children from all areas used for driving. You might need to install a childproof gate at doors or exits that lead to driveways Infants and toddlers should have safe, fenced play spaces If you're visiting someone's house, park on the road instead of the drive- way If you're expecting visitors, ask themtoparkontheroadorputupa barrier to stop them parking in the driveway. Go to mysafekids.org.nz/ drivewayrunover for more information. Secret paradise under the bridge Private paradise: One of the many advantages of living in Northcote Pt under the harbour bridge is access to your own private beach, homeowner Brian Holloway says. By MARNIE HALLAHAN CONTINUED Page 2 You'd never guess who lives under our harbour bridge. Beneath the canopy of great steel trusses and thousands of cars making their way from north to south and south to north is Millie the dragon and her hopeful suitor Willheim Belchmuch. Both are talking-point ornaments in the garden of an extra special property owned by Brian Holloway and his wife Jay at No 1 Princes St. Magical creatures living in a much driven over but often overlooked magical spot -- is it so hard to believe?
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