Rodney Times : January 14th 2016
10 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 14, 2016 Neighbourly 1,800 neighbourhoods across New Zealand are using Neighbourly Join Neighbourly today and meet your neighbours Can anyone recommend a great cleaner? Take care - flooding on Main Street! Street BBQ next week - all invited. www.neighbourly.co.nz Join your neighbours now stuff.co.nz Martakana 2016 art sale supports local hospice A passion for art and gratitude for hospice gave Angela Wain two compelling reasons to support Martakana 2016. Angela and partner Andrew Steens own the Matakana Mike Pero Real Estate franchise, the major sponsor for the charity art exhibition on January 22-24. Martakana 2016, in the Matakana School Hall, will be the 10th annual art exhibition organised by the Warkworth Wellsford Hospice. About 200 artworks will be for sale from artists throughout Auckland and further afield. The proceeds will help fund NEW SHOP OPEN IN WHANGAPARAOA @ 2/667 Whangaparaoa Road (next to Gusto) Stockists of great linen/cushions/ coir mats/towels/throws and much more... As seen at 18B David McCathie Place (industrial Silverdale) the hospice service, which provides nurses’ visits, grief counselling, information and practical support for patients and families who are living with a life-shortening illness. All services are offered free, regardless of the patient’s age or the family’s financial circumstances. Angela says she became aware of how much hospice can help when she lost three close family members in three years. Angela’s aunt, mother and sister all died one year after the other, and all received muchappreciated care from Warkworth Wellsford Hospice. Angela says she was sur- prised to find how much hospice’s support extended to the rest of the family. ‘‘The care that I had was astounding and the after-care was awesome,’’ she says. ‘‘I never thought that I would use the counselling (that was offered), but losing three people Martakana supporters AngelaWain and Andrew Steens, ofMike Pero Real Estate Matakana, in front of a Virginia Leonard painting which is part of Angela’s extensive and varied art collection Three-day sale Martakana opens its doors at noon on January 22, with the official opening at 6pm. Entry to the evening event is by donation and guests will enjoy food, wine and music as they browse the art. The exhibition and sale continueswith free entry from9amto5pmon January 23, and9amto2pmon January 24. in three years, that had a huge impact.’’ Angela and Andrew have been staunch hospice supporters for years, with Andrew also contributing his auctioneering skills to the longrunning Point Wells hospice dinner. Driving regulations fail at beach Anew permit system has had no impact on ‘‘damn scary’’ driving on Muriwai Beach, a lifeguard says. The Auckland Council intro- Open: Mon, Tue,Wed & Fri 9am-4pm Sat & Sun 9am-2pm 7019456AD Late Thur 9am to 6pm duced the system in September, requiring anyone four-wheel driving on Muriwai or Karioitahi beaches to have a permit. But Muriwai Volunteer Life- guard Service president Tim Jago says the new regulations are ‘‘fairly toothless’’ and driv- ing on the beach is as dangerous as ever. ‘‘It’s had negligible impact,’’ he says. Just two weeks after the per- mit system was introduced, four people were killed when their four-wheel-drive rolled on Muriwai Beach. Asimilar incident on Sunday saw a group lucky to escape with minor injuries. The problems came from a minority treating the beach like a ‘‘highway’’, driving well above the 30kmh limit, Jago says. The drivers scare riders’ horses, crash into fishing equipment and some go into dunes, risking hitting children playing there. ‘‘The permit system was only recently introduced and therefore it’s difficult to say whether any further measures will be required,’’ Auckland Council bylaws and compliance central team leader Adrian Wilson says. NZ’s largest website for Over-60s. Discover oversixty.co.nz today!
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