North Shore Times : February 21st 2103
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 11 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 NEWS 2degrees Albany Westfield Albany 2degrees Glenfield Westfield Glenfield 2degrees Takapuna 94 Hurstmere Road 2degrees Wairau Park 16 Link Drive Visit your local 2degrees store today: 2DEG5042_H *Fair Use Policy applies. Carryover Minute Plan conditions and early termination charges apply. Standard national minutes, data and person to person texts only. Premium rate numbers excluded. Shared Data conditions apply. Calls rounded up to the nearest minute. 3G coverage required for 3G services. Handset offers end 3 March 2013, or while stocks last. Handset prices based on using your Plan Bonus. For full terms and conditions and Fair Use Policy visit 2degreesmobile.co.nz. More Value? No worries. New Carryover MinuteTM Plans, packed full of value. msung axy S Duos Handset only RRP $449 1GB Shared Data All You NeedText* 0er s d Sam Gala 300 Carryove Minutes 3G upfront on a $49 Carryover Plan, with a 24 month term. $0 Samsung Galaxy S II Handset only RRP $599 upfront on a $69 Carryover Plan, with a 24 month term. $0 1.25GB Shared Data All You NeedText* 450 arryover Minutes SG$4 Ca M 3G NEW Samsung Galaxy Gio Handset only RRP $249 upfront on a $39 Carryover Plan, with a 24 month term. $0 750MB Shared Data All You NeedText* 220 arryover Minutes SG$2 CM 3G Sione gets his wish delivered dub-style Wish fulfilled: Young cancer patient Sione Mataele meets his favourite artist Tiki Taane through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. By ANNA LOREN FOR CHARITY An iPad is just a gadget to most youngsters but it's so much more for Sione Mataele. The tablet the 13-year-old received from the Make-A- Wish Foundation was also a symbol of hope, his mother Malia says. It made him feel like he still had something to live for.'' The foundation grants wishes to children aged 3-17 with life-threatening medi- cal conditions and will ben- efit from donations collected at this year's Pasifika Festi- valonMarch9and10at Western Springs. Sione was diagnosed with osteosarcoma , an aggressive form of bone cancer, in the middle of last year.2012 The teenager underwent chemotherapy, which left him feeling sick and tired'', and had a bone in his left leg replaced with a metal rod. The ordeal was difficult for him physically and mentally and the whole family strug- gled with fear after the diag- nosis, Ms Mataele says. I tried to accept what will happen in the future but it is hard. It was very unexpec- ted because Sione was always a very healthy boy.'' The iPad was delivered to Sione's house after he told Make-A-Wish volunteers he wanted one so he could make music. But there were more surprises in store -- it was delivered by his favourite musician, Tiki Taane. The dubstep artist also presented the music-lover with an electric guitar and software so he can record his own tunes on to the iPad and then performed an impromptu version of his hit song Always On My Mind. Make-A-Wish volunteer Rowan Schaaf says it was absolutely awesome'' seeing Sione receive his iPad. He had a great time that day -- his smile was a mile wide when Tiki came through the door.'' Mr Schaaf has been a vol- unteer with the foundation for around two years and says he's been privy to some amazing moments. There's a certain pleasure you get out of seeing these kids and helping them find some joy and some strength out of these experiences,'' he says. Make-A-Wish New Zea- land started in 1986 and has granted more than 1000 wishes since then -- 200 of them in the past year alone. Go to makeawish.org.nz for more information about the foundation. Volunteers will be out in full force at this year's Pasifika Festival collecting donations for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Pasifika will be held at Western Springs on March 9-10 and is sponsored by Fairfax Media, owner of the North Shore Times, and supported by the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. Trust chairman David Penny is a senior manager with Fairfax. ''We are thrilled to be associated with a fantastic event of this magnitude. ''Having the ability to align it with a worthwhile charity like Make-A-Wish is an added bonus. ''Aucklanders always turn out in full force for Pasifika and we hope they will be equally enthusiastic when they see our collection buckets doing the rounds on the day.'' Go to aucklandnz.com/pasifika for more information about the festival.
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