Nor West News : March 29th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 5 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 29, 2012 NEWS Easter rubbish and recycling collection changes Due to Good Friday and Easter Monday holidays, most* Auckland Council kerbside household rubbish, recycling and paper collections will be one day later than usual. This will affect collections for two weeks starting Friday 6 April (Good Friday). Please see the table below for your new collection day: Usual collection day New collection day Friday 6 April (Good Friday) Saturday 7 April Monday 9 April (Easter Monday) Tuesday 10 April Tuesday 10 April Wednesday 11 April Wednesday 11 April Thursday 12 April Thursday 12 April Friday 13 April Friday 13 April Saturday 14 April Normal collection schedule resumes on Monday 16 April. *Exceptions Parnell/Newmarket area: no changes to Thursday night rubbish collections (red lidded wheelie bins) North Shore and Waitakere: no change to business' evening kerbside rubbish bag, recycling and paper/cardboard collections Rodney: contact your local private rubbish collection provider to confirm Easter schedule. For more info: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz OG_AC0738_SUB Don't MOTOR-A-WAY from these SUPER SPECIALS! STILL YOUR LOCAL -- AFTER 50 YEARS! Broccoli Braeburn Apples 79c 99c $499 ea kg Open 7 days 8am -- 6.30pm 172 Fred Taylor Drive (formerly State Highway 16) Ph 416 8732 Less than 1 minute up the road to Westgate Moonlight Potatoes 10kg 4471949AA CITY VEGECO KUMEU WESTGATE FRED TAYLOR DRIVE *Plus other instore specials Mrs Key backs pup appeal In training: Two Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind guide dog puppies. The wife of Helensville MP John Key is backing the Red Puppy Appeal. Bronagh Key is a supporter of the Royal New Zealand Foundation for the Blind appeal held from March 30 to April 1. Budding chefs in the nor-west will be selling puppy-shaped biscuits on March 30 -- Red Puppy Bikkie Day -- to raise funds for the red coat-clad puppies. More than 250 organisations includ- ing schools and daycares have signed up for the culinary fundraiser. Staff of the engineering and consul- tancy firm Beca will be holding Red Puppy Bikkie Day events for the sec- ond time in offices around the country. Who knew our people were so skilled at making puppy-shaped short- bread, banana cake, gingerbread,'' environmental scientist Kate Jackson says. We were delighted to know that everyone's loose change went to such a worthwhile cause.'' The average working life of a guide dog is eight to 10 years. Visit redpuppy.org.nz to register as a baker, glean information or make a donation. New treatment has Angeli back competing Olympic contender: Angeli the Californian show jumper is back in action with rider Harley Brown thanks to a Kumeu veterinarian. Photo: HORSETALK.CO.NZ Visit nor-westnews.co.nz to see Angeli and rider Harley Brown showjumping. A Kumeu veterinarian and published scientist is making a revolutionary difference to the fortunes of a Californian show- jumping horse. Dr Patrick Casey has helped Angeli back from serious injury to continue being a contender for this year's London Olympics. This month, Dr Casey reunites in Wellington, Florida, with Angeli and his owner Mark Harryman and trainer Harley Brown, before more pre-Olympic trialling in Europe. When he's back in New Zealand, the father of two works at Kumeu- based Northwestern Veterinary. Two years ago Angeli was facing retirement or euthanasia. But Dr Casey, an international consultant, came to the rescue. After examining Angeli and delivered the heart-breaking news to his international rider and trainer, Harley Brown of Australia: Sorry mate, he's torn his hind tendon badly, sort of shredded it.''Tendon injuries can be career- ending for horses -- only 5 to 15 per cent of those with damaged tendons ever make it back to competition. However, Dr Casey explained a revolutionary new tendon treat- ment where about 100 tendon cells are taken from the injured horse without causing any harm to the patient. Using a patented procedure, 20 to 40 million tendon cells are then grown in an incubator and transplanted back to the injury site. Harryman and Brown backed the recommendation and Angeli suc- cessfully underwent the treatment developed by medical technology company Therapy Cells. Of real interest to veterinarians worldwide is the clinical success in horses -- 66 six horses have so far been treated. With a growing level of trial suc- cess in horses, Therapy Cells' target is to gain FDA approval and in short order has direct application for human tendon repair,'' Dr Casey says. This revolutionary science is supported by New Zealand's Minis- try of Science and Innovation and dispenses with the traditional notion that cells cannot divide once they are fully mature. Dr Casey has shown that adult cells, given the right environment, can divide and be grown in the lab- oratory. Now healed, Angeli is on the squad to jump for Australia. We just could not have ever imagined how well this science works,'' Brown says. I have never heard of a horse coming back from this injury, let alone being competitive at the highest level. It's just like a dream.'' WEST LINKS Dr Patrick Casey is a veterinary graduate from Massey University and graduate from the University of California with a doctor of philosophy. During his time in the United States he also completed an Equine Surgical Internship at Hagyard-Davidson and McGee, Lexington, Kentucky, followed by a three-year residency programme in Equine Reproduction, with a minor in Equine Medicine at UC Davis. In 1992, 1993, and 1994 he received a post-doctoral fellowship from the Equine Research Laboratory at the University of California, which allowed him to set up with the late, world-renowned Professor Liggins at the University of Auckland. Dr Casey grew up in Henderson and went to school at Holy Cross then Liston College. His great- grandfather was businessman Henry Norcross. Norcross Ave in Henderson was named after him. Grandfather Norcross and mum Ann also owned west Auckland stationery businesses.
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