Nor West News : February 16th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 17 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 4379317AA BOOK NOW FOR RE-GRASSING Also Gorse and Blackberry Spraying Chestnut Contracting Registered Chemical Applicator Servicing Kumeu & Districts for 10 years PHONE: STUART 412 6360 OR 0274 462 255 www.chestnutcontracting.co.nz Town Advertising Feature & country AUTHORISED DISTRIBUTOR 195 Rapson Rd RD1 Kaukapakapa 09 420 4441 www.theshedco.co.nz barns sheds garages We build to your requirements - Any Size All designs can be converted to live in Best quality, best price, best service WORKSHOPS CUSTOM BUILT HOMES FARM SHEDS AMERICAN BARNS QUAKER BARNS GARAGES 0800 222 027 www.theshedco.co.nz Mike Nikolic Agricultural Contractor Phone 021 143 4800 ah (09) 810 9822 Hay Baling Rotary Hoeing Post and Pole Driving Rotary Slashing Ripping and Harrowing Fencing Disc Ploughing Levelling Bar 4306910AA BOLER CONSTRUCTION LTD Phone Steve 09 412 8628 or 027 497 1154 Free Quotes All earthmoving and drainage requirements Registered Drainlayer Building Site Cuts Driveways Dams Post Holes Subdivisions Metal Supply Horse Arenas Roading Drainage Footings Septic Systems Wetlands Tip Truck Hire SMALL FLOCK HOLDERS! We have taken over Bruce Fraser s wool business and are buying wool in your area. No lot too big or small. We have established a depot in Kumeu for your convenience. This season s hours are Mon & Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-1pm. We can still arrange collection from your farms as well. Proud to be the exclusive supplier to 'Originz Carpets' Homegrown NZ Carpets. Please contact 09 412 5811 to check opening hours and leave a message if we re not about. 104 Main Road, Kumeu BARTON BROS EARTHMOVING REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL YOUR Phone 412-7070 Bill 0274 955-215 or Colin 0274 955-291 For all your earthmoving requirements we have • Diggers 13, 12, 7.5, 5, 4 & 2.5 tonne • Bobcat • Truck Hire - (6 wheeler) • Footings, Post Hole Boring • Sand, Metals & Topsoil supplied • Dams, etc. 4317425AA OFFAL HOLES Wal's HOLES Phone 09 437 3936 or 021 93 2225 www.walsholes.co.nz 4347425AA Pet owners urged to plan ahead If disaster were to strike today, would you have a plan to save yourself and your animals? As the anniversary of the February Canterbury earth- quake approaches, The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is urging New Zealand pet owners to plan for their pets in a disaster now; with the launch of a free online public resource: http://disaster- .wspa.org.nz Pets are part of your family and it is the owners respons- ibility to keep them safe in a disaster. Hurricane Katrina, which occurred in the United States in 2005, is a real live case of rescue efforts being severely disrupted due to flood victims having no plan for their family pets, Bridget Vercoe, country manager at WSPA New Zealand says. Because of no food/water/ emergency supplies or a pre- arranged safe house for their pets, flood-trapped victims refused to leave their pets behind, risking both human and animal life, on a large scale. Instead, we want Kiwis to make a disaster plan for their family and pets now, so that their pet may actually end up saving their lives; as they and their pet will be well prepared to evacuate fast together, or if safer stay put, with sufficient supplies when a disaster strikes, Ms Vercoe says. If you think this is just a resource for animal lovers , then think again. This resource provides those with pets with practical advice on how they can include preparations for their animals in their plans for the household in an emerg- ency, John Hamilton, the director at the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Manage- ment (MCDEM) says. The free online resource, developed by WSPA in conjunc- tion with MCDEM, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Royal New Zealand SPCA (RNZSPCA), New Zealand Vet Association and other agencies in the National Animal Welfare Emergency Management Advis- ory Group (NAWEM), gives pet owners all the vital information they need to plan for their animals in a disaster. Ms Vercoe explains that under New Zealand law it is the owner or person in charge who is responsible for the physical, health and behavioural needs of their pets. On this website there are free downloadable Disaster Packs providing practical advice for dogs, cats, small animals (rats, mice and guinea pigs), rabbits, fish, horses and Assistance/ Guide Dogs. The simple advice contains practical pointers, such as having a water proof cage for your animal, a muzzle for your dog and ensuring your animal is microchipped. Microchipping your animal is the single most effective way to ensure their return to you in an emergency. In the Canter- bury earthquake 80 percent of microchipped animals taken to the Christchurch SPCA were reunited with their owners com- pared to the 20 percent un- microchipped. The microchip is your pets easiest ticket home from SPCA, vets or Animal Control, pro- vided that all your database details are up-to-date, Robyn Kippenberger, national chief executive at the RNZSPCA says. Shortland Street actress Beth Allen, (Brooke Freeman) has lent her support creating a Dis- aster Plan with her family, for her dog Ned , to show how easy it is to take the time now and put a plan on paper. The advice from WSPA on how to prepare a plan for Ned in a disaster was simple but invaluable and I now feel I have a great plan in place for us and Ned should anything happen. We had a quick chat around the dinner table with the family to work out the plan and now I feel assured that we ve done all we can to prevent harm coming to our beloved puppy should disas- ter strike, she says. Good employers wanted Do you know an employer who gives employees practical encouragement to make the most of their time and talents? They need to be recog- nised says the Equal Employment Opport- unities Trust. The EEO Trust has just launched its EEO Trust Work & Life Awards 2012, which showcase forward- thinking, innovative employers who create environments where everyone can perform to their potential and con- tribute effectively to an organisation s produc- tivity. We all want our com- panies to be successful, and people are the key to that success, EEO Trust chairman Michael Bar- nett, also CEO of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce says. It s clear that if people are encouraged to make the most of their skills and balance their responsibilities at work and at home, they ll be more committed and employers will get more of that magic workplace ingredient -- discretion- ary effort. We know that organ- isations big and small all over New Zealand dis- play the behaviours and practices that encourage greater engagement and productivity, and we d love to see them share their stories by entering the Awards. Entries for the EEO Trust Work & Life Awards 2012 close on May 17, with the Awards gala dinner taking place in Auckland on August 30. Organisations of any size or sector can enter, whether or not they are members of the EEO Trust. www.eeotrust.org.nz.
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