Nor West News : March 10th 2011
www.nor-westnews.co.nz Thursday, March 10, 2011 SNELLS BEACH House & Land Packages from $447,000* GULF HARBOUR House & Land Packages from $455,000* We have over 50 house and land packages available throughout Rodney starting from as low as $299,000* GJ-HAL-67-RN1210-NWN MANGAWHAI House & Land Packages from $299,000* WELLSFORD House & Land Packages from $366,000* 0800 42 45 46 www.gjgardner.co.nz Price indication only, some conditions may apply. Images are artists impression only. * * * Price indication only some conditions may apply RODNEY Orewa OfÞce: 20 Tamariki Ave. (09) 427 9231 Orewa Display Home: 15 Grand Drive. (09) 421 0991 Huapai OfÞce: 1A Tapu Rd. (09) 412 5371 Mangawhai Display Home: 24 Insley St. (09) 423 1020 Snells Beach OfÞce: 8 Riverleigh Dr. (09) 425 6175 Phone us now for your free copy of our house and land packages catalogue, or call in and have a chat with us today. Just what doctor ordered Scenic ride: Seeing Christchurch in all its glory from a gondola is, from left: Joseph and Jade, Kellie Fielding and Glen Duthie. Comfy contrast: A ride in an army tank and a cuddle with Lambie is just the perfect combination for a wish come true for five-year-old Joseph Imrie of Kumeu. By RANI TIMOTI MAKE-A-WISH Make-A-Wish New Zealand grants over 160 wishes every year. It grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It has a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and board members and have been going since 1986. MISSING the Christchurch earth- quake by a few days has strengthened a Kumeu family's resolve to make the most of life. Kellie Fielding, partner Glen Duthie, eight-year-old daughter Jade Imrie and five-year-old Joseph Imrie were in the Garden City thanks to a trip from Make-A-Wish New Zealand -- a charity that makes the wishes of children with life- threatening illnesses come true. Joseph is in recovery from a bi- lateral Wilms tumour -- the most common form of kidney cancer in children. Kellie says visiting the city so close to the earthquake was an eye- opener. I burst into tears because our family had made connections with the people there,'' she says. We loved that city -- it was so beautiful, peaceful, very clean and healthy and we felt safe. I found the people to be really friendly.'' Now the family is trying to do what it can to help Canterbury. Kellie says the earthquake con- firmed her outlook on life after Joseph was diagnosed in March 30, 2010, with his condition. You should live each day as if it's your last.'' Riding in an army tank and cud- dling a woolly sheep soft toy were highlights for Joseph in their fami- ly's much-needed four-day trip after a stressful year. His dream came true when they toured Tanks for Everything. He couldn't drive them but he was in the commanding seat of an FV432,'' Kellie says. They also enjoyed rides on the gondola and trams, punting on the Avon River and visiting the botan- ical gardens and Orana Wildlife Park. Joseph's toy sheep Lambie was his constant companion as a gift from Make-A-Wish New Zealand. My favourite part was getting my Lambie,'' Joseph says. He still has regular operations and hospital visits with his con- dition. Kellie says the generosity of Make-A-Wish New Zealand offered the family an opportunity it would never have been able to share with Joseph. We're extremely grateful.'' View wwwnor-westnews.co. nz to see Joseph Imrie and his family enjoying a visit to Tanks for Everything.
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