North Shore Times : January 23rd 2014
4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 23, 2014 Keep bath time safe for kids Bath time can be bubbles of fun but you need to be very careful with your child around water. Consumer Affairs is giving advice to help prevent accidents in the bathroom. Most drowning deaths in children happen at home, mostly when the caregiver leaves a child alone in the bathroom, it says. Do not leave your child alone around water, not even for a few seconds. Babies can drown in as little as 5cm (two inches) of water. Drowning is silent so you won’t necessarily hear any noise or struggle. Ways to prevent bathing accidents: ❚ Stay close enough to your child so that you can reach out and hold them if they slip or fall in the tub. ❚ Use non-skid decals or a mat inside the tub to prevent slipping. ❚ Use toys in the tub to keep your child busy and sitting down, and away from the taps. ❚ Keep the temperature of your water below 45 degrees (lukewarm) to prevent burns. Always test the water first with your elbow. ❚ Keep all sharp objects, such as razors and scissors, out of your child’s reach. ❚ Unplug all electric items, such as hair dryers and radios. ❚ Empty the tub after bath time is over. ❚ Keep the floor and your child’s feet dry to prevent slipping. ARE YOU SEEKING FUNDING FOR YOUR SPORT, COMMUNITY OR EDUCATION ORGANISATION? Grassroots Trust may be able to help! Each month, we approve funding for many grant applications across sport, education and community sectors. Grassroots Trust is a gaming trust that generates funding for various sport, community and education organisations through the operation of gaming machines.We operate in the Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Wanganui regions. Your local venue is Spirit’d Glenfield, 75 View Road, Glenfield. For further details regarding our venues, please visit our website. Application for Funding Grassroots Trust welcomes applications for funding to be considered at the following meeting dates: • 26th February 2014 • 26th March 2014 • 23rd April 2014 If you’re a sport, community or education organisation seeking funding, visit our website grassrootstrust.co.nz or call 0800 957 960 for a grant application form and apply today! Authorised Purpose Grassroots Trust is authorised to operate gaming machines to raise money for the following authorised purposes: a. Any charitable purpose b. Any non-commercial purpose that is beneficial to the whole or a section of the community. The above authorised purpose includes (but are not limited to): • the promotion and development of amateur rugby union football, within rugby provincial unions and clubs affiliated to the New Zealand Rugby Football Union Incorporated deemed to have subscribed to and be bound by the constitution and rules of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union Incorporated; • the promotion and development of any other amateur sport through direct support of amateur sporting bodies. Grants only issued to sports bodies which are formally established and/or legally constituted; • promotion and development of community organisations which are established for charitable purposes or cultural purposes beneficial to the community or a section of it or any other purpose beneficial to the community or a section of it. Board of Directors The Grassroots Trust Limited Board of Directors are Chairman – Martin Bradley (Lawyer), and Directors – Kevin Burgess (Pharmacist), Craig Sanders (Accountant), Jeff Freeman (Principal), Jeremy O’Rourke (Managing Director) and Tracey Gunn (Barrister). The Board of Directors are responsible for assessing applications individually. In accordance with the Gambling Act 2003, the Directors have conducted their Annual Review of the criteria, methods, systems and policies it uses for consideration of applications for the distribution of net proceeds. A copy of the Grants Policy is available from the Trust Website. Complaints regarding the distribution of proceeds must be made in writing and either to the attention of the Chairman at the address below or alternatively to the Secretary of the Department of Internal Affairs, PO Box 10-095,Wellington. Contact Details Grassroots Trust PO Box 9019, Hamilton T: 0800 957 960 W: grassrootstrust.co.nz facebook.com/grassrootstrustnz 5859651AC Top turnout: More than 800 of the navy’s 1897 officers and ratings paraded on Devonport’s Ngataringa Sports Field. NEWS www.northshoretimes.co.nz Navy’s day to look sharp By SIMON MAUDE An ‘‘awesome’’ display of precision marching by the navy wowed hundreds in Devonport. More than 800 officers and ratings performed in the annual Royal New Zealand Navy Fleet Divisions parade. As the sailors marched past in review, the crowd was treated to a 21-gun salute and a navy helicopter flypast. The guest of honour, Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, reviewed the sailors, escorted by the Chief of the Navy, Rear Admiral Jack Steer. Rear Admiral Steer, who took command of the navy in 2012, says the parade day was a valuable opportunity to bring the public and the navy together. ‘‘I wanted the North Shore to come, I wanted Auckland to come. I want them to get to know our people’’ he says. Efforts to make it a familyfriendly event included providing a kids playground, complete with a bouncy slide and a coffee stand for the grown-ups. Recent South African immigrants Sean Hadley and his son Connor, 17, from Northcote thought the parade was ‘‘awesome’’. Watching the sailors has only reinforced Connor Hadley’s desire to join up. ‘‘I want to protect New Zea- land, it’s a beautiful place, I think joining the navy is going to teach me things too,’’ Connor says. Able Cadet Rix Donaldson, Honour guard: Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae is escorted by Chief of the Navy Jack Steer as he reviews the officers and ratings ofHMNZS Philomel. 14, from Training Ship Leander, says her unit participated in the parade and was impressed by the precision marching. ‘‘It was great watching the officers marching in time. Wow! It blew us away a bit.’’ Ms Donaldson says she eventually wants to ‘‘earn her Photo: SIMONMAUDE place’ in the navy and ‘‘give New Zealand a good name’’, but she remains unsure what role she wants. Rear Admiral Steer was pleased with the parade and wants next year’s event to be ‘‘even bigger.’’ But as he addressed his sailors mustered on the Go to northshoretimes.co.nz to see video highlights of the navy parade. Ngataringa Sports Field, the rear admiral emphasised the navy’s primary role. ‘‘Our job is to provide for the security and wellbeing of the country,’’ he says. Fighting navy: ProtectingNewZealand remains the navy’s principle mission says its commander, Jack Steer. Small navy marks big presence In its biggest event of the year, the RoyalNewZealand Navy held its annual divisions’ display at its Ngataringa Sports Field in Devonport. Simon Maude and Katasha McCullough captured the action. Warrior welcome: The navy’s Maori cultural group escorted dignitaries on to the parade ground. Fashion statement: Trelise CooperDNZMand Rear Admiral Jack Steer. Fashion designer and Chief of Navy.
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