North Shore Times : February 8th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 8, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 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. 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Breast Friends there to help North Shore Breast Friends, a support group for women who have had a breast cancer diag- nosis, holds its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 7pm in Takapuna. The group meets on the second Wednesday of every month for friend- ship and support. Phone Geraldine 480 9406 or Wendy 445 1597 for details of the venue. Surgery hopes for little Kali Swing time: Doctors say Kali Johnstone, 2, will be in a wheelchair by age 5 if she doesn't have an operation on her legs. By MARYKE PENMAN It is hard to imagine that in less than three years toddler Kali Johnstone could be in a wheelchair. The Forrest Hill 2-year-old has a type of cerebral palsy called spastic diplegia. The condition means Kali has difficulty walking and bal- ancing as the spasticity in her legs makes the muscles ex- tremely tight. The diagnosis came when Kali was 18 months old. It was upsetting to hear, but we were prepared for it. When you look at babies sit- ting in prams they flail their legs about but Kali s legs were as stiff as a board, mum Amanda Johnstone says. Although amazed at Kali s ability to walk unassisted now, doctors have said her condition will worsen and she will be in a wheelchair by the time she is 5. There is an operation called a selective dorsal rhizotomy that has enabled children like Kali to remain mobile. The operation is not avail- able in New Zealand and Ms Johnstone estimates it could cost up to $100,000 if they are to have it done by the top sur- geon in the United States. Kali will need to remain there for one month after- wards for intensive physio- therapy. There are a lot of people who have had it done as kids and say it was the best thing they ever did. They can play sports and walk around as normal, Ms Johnstone says. Kali is a cheeky and happy girl. She loves going to the park and riding her bike. I can see she will be quite sporty and adventurous. I would hate to see her in a wheelchair so if there s any way we can prevent that we will do it, Ms Johnstone says. Treatments available in New Zealand include regular botox injections and excruciat- ing tendon lengthening procedures. It takes a lot of rehabilita- tion, you hear of kids being in agony for weeks and they re left with scars all over their legs. By getting this done early we hope Kali won t have to go through that. Go to facebook.com/ KalisNewLegs. Pair pulled to safety after boat capsizes By MARYKE PENMAN Two men clutching the hull of their capsized boat were res- cued by the Coastguard off Browns Bay Beach. The Coastguard vessel North Shore Rescue was dis- patched at around 8.30am last Sunday to an overturned boat around 370 metres off Browns Bay Beach. Two middle-aged men and one male teenager had fallen victim to heavy winds and high seas while boating in the area. The weather forecast was for northeast winds of between 15 and 20 knots. When the boat capsized one passenger swam to a nearby cliff for safety while the remaining two were left hold- ing on to the upturned vessel. Coastguard duty officer Tony Winyard says no-one had been wearing a lifejacket. All three passengers showed signs of mild hypothermia but did not require further medi- cal attention. Their vessel was towed ashore. Coastguard marketing and funding manager, Georgie Smith, says it is important that all boaties not only carry lifejackets, but wear them when out on the water. It is the same as putting on a seatbelt in a car. A lifejacket will save your life. Police have issued a warn- ing of the dangers of small vessels and easterly winds in the Browns Bay area. North Shore Police area commander Inspector Les Pat- erson says there is some debate as to whether New Zea- landers should have to abide by the stricter Australian rules that require lifejackets be worn in most circumstances of recreational boating.
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