Nor West News : November 11th 2010
5 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS Customer Services (09) 442 2222 7.30am to 6pm, Mon to Fri Faults and emergencies (09) 442 2222 24 hours Dear Auckland Welcome to Watercare This is our second week of delivering water and wastewater services directly to your homes and businesses. As you may be aware, your water accounts transferred automatically to Watercare last week, as part of the local government changes. You may be wondering how this will affect the services you receive. We can assure you that we are used to providing millions of litres of drinking water every day. It is what we have been doing since 1992, along with treating wastewater and managing pipe networks. What has changed is that we are now serving you directly. Future water and wastewater bills will come from Watercare. This change means there may be hiccups as we nd our feet. We can assure you though; our dedicated team will work hard to x these quickly. If you have any questions or feedback, please call. Our Customer Services team is available on (09) 442 2222 from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. If you have a fault or an emergency, we are available on (09) 442 2222; 24 hours, 365 days of the year. You can also visit us at www.watercare.co.nz. It is worth remembering that your account transferred automatically, so there is no action you need to take. We look forward to delivering you a great service, every minute of every day. 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SECURE YOUR FUTURE NOW Karen and Ursula: A winning team at work. The team at Kumeu Physiotherapy are passionate about improving people's performance. They are working with people doing six week exercise programmes, in the privacy of the clinic. An assessment is done, then a personalised programme is set and monitored by the physio. Client examples are long term back pain, weakness after a fractured hip, poor balance/falling, stroke, and general loss of mobility/fitness. The patients have varying ages and are independent. The results have been fantastic, with everyone experiencing improvements in their problem areas. This clearly shows that whatever your problem, or age, you can benefit from a short burst (six weeks) of an individually designed exercise programme. They also do one on one programmes with clients who want and need this. Mrs Ursula Mergeners aged 86, came to see Kumeu Physio with mobility and balance difficulties - she has had two knee replacements. She could walk around her house but walking any distance made her anxious. After four weeks she walked to the garden centre unaided, and back again with only one walking stick. She is delighted with her progress. Christine Smith is currently on a programme for low back pain and stiffness. She has already improved her strength and her pain has reduced. People can take charge of their lives. Don't let pain or disability stop you doing what you really want. Kumeu Physiotherapy offers this programme to anyone with a challenge. Six weeks is a short time to achieve benefits that can be life changing. Call now to discus s your situation with a therapist - phone 412 9063. Six weeks to freedom at Kumeu Physiotherapy ADVERTORIAL 3145400AA CHECK THIS OUT!! ALL NEW 2011 STOCK Boat sets from $59.99 Surf sets from $79.99 Rock & Wharf sets from $59.99 Spin sets from $49.99 Softbait sets from $129.99 Top brand kids sets from $29.99 FREE LINE ON ALL SETS OFFER ENDS 21st NOVEMBER Westgate OPEN 7 DAYS PH 831 0282 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Going Fishing? Guy Fawkes a bit of a fizzer Rain last week proved to be a blessing during Guy Fawkes. It was a fairly quiet weekend in the nor-west, Kumeu volunteer fire brigade's deputy chief Stephen Sparnon says. Two bonfires were among five callouts from Friday to Sunday. There was also a scrub fire in Bethells on Thursday and a fireworks-related incident on November 2. I think rain on Thursday helped to dampen things down,'' Mr Sparnon says. Crews also attended a motor vehicle accident in Taupaki on Saturday. New Zealand Fire Ser- vice assistant national commander Brian Butt says most celebrations around the country were without incident. Since the change in fireworks regulations in 2007 we have seen a noticeable drop in the number of callouts to fireworks-related in- cidents and this year only a handful caused any significant damage,'' Mr Butt says. Fire-related calls in- creased nationwide from an average of 120 a day to about 275 on Novem- ber5and6. Calls jumped to 540 in 2006 before the new regulations were intro- duced. In those days, we used to bring extra fire- fighters in to the larger centres to crew spare appliances and deal with all the mayhem,'' Mr Butt says. These days, Guy Fawkes is business-as- usual and we can easily handle the extra work with the crews on duty,'' he says. Bikes bring out the smiles Pedal pride: New bikes from Variety -- The Children's Charity have cheered the hearts of Rodney west students. By RANI TIMOTI Ear-splitting smiles, ten- tative touches and shy shocks described some of the reactions from Rod- ney west children who took home new bikes. Variety -- The Child- ren's Charity dished out 27 of them at Parakai School with cheering support from families, staff and other students. The Bikes For Kids tour caters for children aged7to9whowere nominated because they were school role models, had been through diffi- cult times or their famil- ies weren't in a position to buy them. Event manager Jodi Preston-Thomas says some of the kids didn't believe they could take the bikes away. Children were also shown cycle-safety techniques and given helmets and t-shirts. The charity has raised more than $12 million for its communities over the past 20 years.
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