Nor West News : February 17th 2011
3 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 NEWS What have you got to lose? 156 Main Road Kumeu Phone: 412 8932 www.kumeugym.co.nz Your Gym Membership conditions apply. This month only... Join for 3 months + 4 weeks FREE Join for 6 months + 6 weeks FREE Join for 12 months + 8 weeks FREE Call us now! You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 United Travel Westgate tel: 831 0250 FLY FREE* Just pay air taxes of $400 per person 13 DAYS FROM $5495* per person, twin share. Departing 10 June 2011 - New Departure. 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Also available more beautiful aromatherapy candles, tealight candles, plus more. Come on in & see for yourself FULL INDOOR SPORTS & RECREATION CENTRE Doc's Family Bar & Bistro 250C Main Rd Kumeu. Phone 412 7993 www.kumeuindoorsports.co.nz Come and get lei'd at Doc's Bar & Bistro Prizes for: Best Dressed Male & Female • Door Prizes • Raffles Pre Paid Tickets $5 or Door Entry Ticket $10 Come in your favourite Hula Beachwear Cocktails/BBQ & Bistro Meals Available DOC'S HULA NIGHT Friday 25 February 2011 From 6pm 3150545AE 906 State Highway 16, Waimauku PH: 09 411 8002 OFF 15% EVERYTHING IN STORE including pumps, filters & vee belts Kids back to School Time to get those jobs done around the house & farm Bring in this coupon & get DON'T FORGET WE CUT KEYS IN BRIEF Hit and run A man was run over on Kaipara Coast Highway near the Kaukapakapa township on January 13 at 4.20pm. The vehicle did not stop. Police are looking for a white Mitsubishi Lancer sedan, 2000-2003 model with tinted windows. It has a white-coloured rectangular shaped sticker on the back window with the letters HKS cut out of it. It also has 50cm chrome mags. Call Constable Neil Calder of Helensville police on (09) 420-8967 with any information. Wild parties Police in Helensville called in back-up staff on Saturday night following a series of out- of-control parties. One man was arrested for disorderly behaviour after being pepper-sprayed by police. Parties included ones at Stuart, Puriri and Makiri streets. Beware scams Police continue to warn about of scams after a Kumeu bed and breakfast was contacted by alleged representatives of NZ Post wanting personal and financial details. The business was also contacted by another company checking on its security system. GPS units to St John Quicker service: Helensville resident St John operations team manager Patsy Carlyle and District Grand Master of Auckland West Freemasons Roy Stephen check out the new Navman GPS unit. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK FINDING the quickest route to emergencies in the nor- west is now much easier for St John vehicles. Helensville and Whenu- apai stations have ambulances fitted with Nav- man GPS navigation units thanks to the generosity of the Freemasons. The devices will comple- ment information from the communications centre staff helping officers with the latest up-to-the-minute route maps and directions. We are grateful for the Navman units as every sec- ond counts when getting to an emergency,'' St John act- ing operations team manager West Glenn Metcalf says. District Grand Master of Auckland West Freemasons Roy Stephen says they are delighted to be able to help New Zealanders and proud to support St John. The units used NZ Auto- mobile Association data and could identify roads con- gested or under repair and work out the quickest route. Five hundred ambulances and 100 support vehicles from 193 ambulance stations across the country will be fit- ted with the navigation units. In the last financial year, St John treated and transported more that 370,000 people by ambulance. Evidence says youth at risk Family First New Zealand has launched research report Young People and Alcohol. It will form part of the organisation's submission on the Alcohol Reform Bill. National director Bob McCoskrie says it shows the country would benefit from a single legal drinking age of 21.He says new medical evi- dence links delaying the age of young people having easy access to alcohol to reduced harm to their health and well-being. This report provides com- pelling evidence that the politicians should immedi- ately increase the drinking age to 21 in the best interests of our young people and society,'' Mr McCoskrie says. It is time for politicians, parents and communities to stand together and present a united position on the drinking age based on this new generation of medical evidence.'' The report was prepared by UK psychologist Dr Aric Sig- man and looks at medical evi- dence in relation to the legal drinking age. Report findings include: Evidence shows a range of new-found effects of alcohol on young people While children legally become adult at the age of 18, a child's brain doesn't reach physical and functional adulthood until almost 25. Visit www.familytrust.org.nz for more information on the report. What the Alcohol Reform Bill proposes Proposed changes include: Minimum age for purchase of alcohol -- 18 in bars and 20 in super- markets and liquor stores Local authorities to have more say on outlets Limit sale of alcohol to grocery stores of more than 1000 square metres Limit the alcohol content in ready-to-drink products Make irresponsible promotion an offence Give parents more ways to manage their children's access to alcohol Extend public places where drinking is banned. Visit www.legislation.govt. nz for more information.
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