Nor West News : November 25th 2010
3 NOR-WEST NEWS, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS What have you got to lose? 8-For-10 156 Main Road Kumeu Phone: 412 8932 www.kumeugym.co.nz Conditions apply. This month only we are offering non-members a special consession of 8 classes for only $10! Choose from: At this price... Experience Integrity Stephen Theobald Ph 027 4934 662 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph 412 7666 Kumeu Loyal Realty Ltd 2792509AA Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz Up to RRP OFF 60% BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Hon John Key MP FOR HELENSVILLE www.johnkey.co.nz www.national.org.nz Phone: 412 2496 365 Main Road, Huapai email@example.com Working for you 2592656AA Helping burns victims Courageous: Senior firefighter Russell Kinzett has recovered from the massive burns he received as a baby and now tries to help stop others from a similar experience. Photo: JUSTIN LATIF OPERATION Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00 The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust SENIOR firefighter Rus- sell Kinzett sees people when their skin is liter- ally falling off their bones. So he s right behind the Operation Heal cam- paign to buy a high-tech operating microscope for the National Burn Cen- tre.The firefighter also knows what it s like to recover from a massive burns injury. Russell wasn t quite one-year-old when a kettle of boiling water spilled over his face, neck and arms. The scalding left him with severe scars all over his upper body and prompted a torrent of vicious teasing later in life after he started school. It also motivated him to join the Fire Service and work to make sure others wouldn t have to go through the same thing. Growing up, kids were pretty mean, he says. I was called scarface. My objective from then was to help other people who were put in a simi- lar situation. Operation Heal is being run by the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. It aims to raise $200,000 for the micro- scope that surgeons will use for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Russell says it s important for people to regain as much nor- mality as possible after sustaining serious burns. A lot of people will benefit from the gear we re trying to raise money for, the father of three says. The 41-year-old has been in the service for 21 years. Donations can be posted to Operation Heal, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland 1642. Please make cheques payable to the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. People can also bank donations online in The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust West- pac account number 03 0219 0391544 00. Alternatively people can text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3. Hear Russell Kinzett tell his story online on our website www.nor-westnews. co.nz Watch for shellfish poachers By RANI TIMOTI Shellfish gatherers at nor-west beaches are reminded about the legal limits as summer approaches. Visitors to beaches like Muriwai may be approached by Ministry of Fisheries staff or honorary fishery officers. We do get out from time to time. No specific plans, but we keep an eye on the weather and when things are looking good we will be out there, team leader HFO co-ordinator Jason Corlett says. Our main issue with the rocks around Muriwai is mussels which has a limit of 25 per gatherer. With the calm waters we also get the paua gatherers, Mr Corlett says. A few issues recently at Muriwai include undersize and excess paua being taken -- the minimum size is 125mm with the maximum any person can gather per day is 10. People using scuba gear for crayfish are also prohibited from taking or being in possession of paua. Only those who have physically been involved with the gathering are entitled to a daily limit -- you need to get in the water to collect the shell- fish, not have someone else gather it for you. In regards to fishing there is plenty of snap- per out there and the odd person has turned up on the beach with excess fish, Mr Corlett says. Fishers also need to focus on size limits -- gur- nard and trevally 250mm and snapper 270mm. An undersized fish or a few extra could see fines of $250 each offence and major cases could result in offenders having their vessels and vehicles seized. We patrol the entire region from Piha up to South Head down to Shelly Beach and the rest of the Kaipara. Basi- cally anywhere someone may fish or gather shell- fish we will turn up at some stage, Mr Corlett says. The ministry is always looking for HFOs. Call the office for an appli- cation form. To report illegal takes call 0800-4-POACHER (0800-476-224) after hours or 820-1990 office hours. IN BRIEF In the store: Police hope this couple can help them with their investigation. Meat theft Police are investigating after $200 worth of steak was taken from a Westgate delicatessen. Two people entered the Orchard and Fields store on State Highway 16 on November 16 at about 2.30pm and made off with two large meat packs of scotch and eye fillet steak after hiding them in a backpack. Call constable Paul Larsen on 839-0735 if you can help police with their inquiries. Rapping up Building companies from Kumeu are among national winners that will be awaiting results on Saturday for the Registered Master Builders 2010 House of the Year and the RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers. Gold reserve national finalists include Allan Wallace Builders Limited and Maddren Homes Limited. The finalists were selected from 530 entrants in 19 local competitions held from June to August. Callouts Two Kumeu fire trucks were called to a blaze in a paddock on Station Rd last Wednesday. Crews were on site for two hours. Firefighters also attended a motor vehicle accident on Friday on Taupaki Rd which involved two cars.
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