Nor West News : December 16th 2010
3 NOR-WEST NEWS, DECEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS 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 Join now for only $15.50 No Contract! What have you got to lose? 156 Main Road Kumeu Phone: 412 8932 www.kumeugym.co.nz per week Kids Xmas Holiday Fun Centre isopentoallchildren5to13yrs -- 17to24Dec&10to28Jan Enrolment form must be signed to ensure your booking Kids' Xmas Holiday Fu g f y u dl y u t mdo n and celebrate Christmas will be here along with kids' entertainment and the bouncy castle FULL INDOOR SPORTS & RECREATION CENTRE Doc's Family Bar & Bistro 250C Main Rd Kumeu. Phone 412 7993 www.kumeuindoorsports.co.nz Ca gHa t and amy Craig, Harriet and family SANTA Christmas Party Friday 17th December - 4pm onwards 3150545AO Poised to take on PM Hard labour: Jeremy Greenbrook-Held will represent the Labour Party in the Helensville electorate in next year's general election. FORMER Kaipara College pupil Jeremy Greenbrook- Held is set to take on Prime Minister John Key in next year's general election. The West Harbour resident has been selected by the Labour Party to stand in the Helensville electorate. He says it will be a privi- lege to represent Labour in his home turf. It would be a dream come true to serve as the Member of Parliament for Helens- ville,'' Mr Greenbrook-Held, 28, says. To serve the com- munity which I grew up in, and which I now live.'' He also attended Kauka- pakapa School and now works as a tertiary education manager. The education I received at Kaukapakapa and Kaipara set me up for life. For that I will always be grateful.'' He was a Future West can- didate for the Henderson- Massey area in this year's local body elections and helped campaign for mayor Len Brown. His involvement in politics started at Victoria University in Wellington where he stud- ied. Mr Greenbrook-Held re- places Labour list MP Darien Fenton in the electorate which includes Whenuapai, West Harbour, Greenhithe, Bayview and Albany. Visit www.nor-westnews. co.nz to see Greenbrook- Held's confirmation speech. Meanwhile, Huapai resi- dent Christine Rose is the new Rodney electorate Labour candidate. The former Auckland Regional Council Rodney representative was unsuccessful in the Auckland Council elections. Mrs Rose won't be battling against Rod- ney MP Lockwood Smith, who says he will stand as a National Party list MP. Adele spreads sun message Adele Davey By NICOLA WILLIAMS Teacher Adele Davey knows firsthand the importance of the Sun Smart message. She was diagnosed with skin can- cer last year at age 24. That's why she will hit Bethells Beach this Saturday telling people to slip, slop and slap. She and a team of friends and colleagues will also visit Maraetai, Bucklands Beach, Eastern Beach, Takapuna Beach, Devonport and Piha between 11am and 3pm. It was a shock when I got my melanoma diagnosis,'' Adele says. Nobody wants to hear that they have cancer, especially not in their 20s. It's so important to Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap -- even on cloudy days. Everyone can burn, regardless of whether they have fair or dark skin. Always get skin changes checked by your doctor as soon as you notice them.'' She has since undergone surgery for her melanoma which was found to have spread to her lymph nodes. It feels natural to her to warn others of the danger. We decided to go to the beaches and remind people in the nicest way possible to cover up and reapply their sunscreen often,'' Adele says. We'll have free sunscreen on hand for those who need a top-up and we'll be collecting donations for the Melanoma Foundation.'' The event will be postponed until Monday if it rains. Adele organised the event which is supported by the Melanoma Foundation of New Zealand. Executive officer Heather Hyland applauds her efforts. She says Adele is showing huge initiative and courage. Adele and her friends have decided not to sit by and watch this happen to others,'' she says. Visit www.melanoma.org. nz for more information. Quick facts: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that kills 300 New Zealanders every year. New Zealand has one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Sunburn in child- hood increases the chance of melanoma later in life All skin types -- dark or fair -- can get sunburnt. Most melanoma can be prevented by being sun-safe and early awareness of skin changes. Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap especially between 11am and 4pm -- even on cloudy days. IN BRIEF Beach break-ins Kumeu community police constable Mike Collins is urging people to be vigilant at Muriwai beach carparks. Vehicle break-ins at the popular surf spot are an ongoing problem. ''Don't take valuables to the beach.'' Police are working on initiatives to improve security. Gas incident Kumeu firefighters assisted after a gas explosion in Whenuapai on Friday. Two people were hurt in the incident. Callouts Nor-west fire crews had a busy weekend earlier this month. A Kumeu appliance was called out after a truck hit a tree on Hobsonville Rd in the early hours of December 4. There was also vegetation blaze on Weeza Lane and residential flooding at a Trigg Rd house. A vehicle hit powerlines on Boord Cres and a car drove off the road in Muriwai on December 5. Helensville firefighters attended a scrub blaze on Kaipara Coast Highway on December 2. St John accolades Nor-west residents are among those recognised in St John's honours list and service awards. Twenty-two of the 86 members to be admitted to or promoted within the Order of St John are from Northern districts. Patsy Carlyle of Helensville and John Elliot of Kumeu have been promoted to officers. Patsy also received an award for 32 years' service. Michelle Kearney of Helensville was recognised for her 22 years and Anita Hall of Kumeu for 17. Gambling rules The Department of Internal Affairs is seeking submission on gambling regulations and grants by December 17. It is proposing to change rules so non-casino gaming machine societies can make multi-year grants to a recipient. Visit www.dia.govt.nz for more information. Tar balls found along beaches Do you have hard-to-scrub-off sticky stuff on your feet after walking along Bethells or Muriwai beaches? Traces of oil along the high tide marks have been reported on west coast beaches. Auckland Council Har- bourmaster John Lee- Richards says small tar balls have been found along Bethells Beach stretching about a kilometre. We're not sure yet where the oil has come from, but it may be from a bilge discharge from a ship at sea. We'll be keeping an eye on the west coast beaches and ensuring any other residue is cleaned up.'' Call 362-0397 to report marine pollution incidents to the harbourmaster.
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