Western Leader : November 16th 2010
12 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS Family Ca re Pharmacy from baby to adult Prescriptions Sunglasses Sun Care First Aid Supplies HENDERSON VALLEY PHARMACY 249 Henderson Valley Rd HENDERSON PH: 8370892 Easy Parking BOOK NOW! NEW LYNN Shadbolt Park, Portage Rd An all new Contemporary Circus featuring a beautiful love story set in an extraordinary world! 30 International Artists, Death Defying Acrobatics, Funny Clowns, Amazing Illusions, Delight for All Ages! Don't miss this Unique Opportunity! WEDS 10 Nov THURS 11 Nov FRI 12 Nov SAT 13 Nov SUN 14 Nov 7pm 7pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 1pm 4:30 pm 17Nov 18Nov 19Nov 20Nov 21Nov 7pm 7pm 7pm 2pm 7pm 1pm 4.30 pm Improving Auckland's rail network Newmarket Station Saturday 27 November, 10am - 3pm Changes are coming to Auckland rail -- what's happening and how will it affect you? If you use the train, or live or work near the rail corridor, these projects will affect you. To find out more, please drop by our information open day: We have a busy summer construction programme planned and from next year the rail corridor will start looking very different. KiwiRail and Auckland Transport are working hard to build the new infrastructure for electrification and improve commuter rail services. Motorway Improvement Work Te Atatu to Rosebank NZTA_TR_1711 The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists there will be significant delays on State Highway 16 [SH16] between Te Atatu and Rosebank, starting the evening of Wednesday 17 November, due to necessary maintenance. Major re-surfacing work is taking place on the eastbound lanes. The work will be carried out between the hours of 9.00pm and 5.00am, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. Detours will be in place via Te Atatu Rd and Great North Road. Eastbound traffic will be diverted from SH16 at Te Atatu Rd. NZTA advises motorists the detours could add up to 25 minutes to the journey, and allowance for additional travel times should be made. The eastbound lanes between the Te Atatu Road off ramp and Rosebank Road on ramp are scheduled to be closed on Wednesday 17 November and again on Sunday 21 November. This includes the closure of both the Te Atatu Road eastbound on ramps, and the Patiki Rd eastbound off ramp. All work is weather dependant. If work can not be carried out on the dates above, it will be carried out on the next available evening. These works are an important part of the maintenance programme to ensure the motorway is kept in a good and safe condition for all road users. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. Bra chain call for donations GirlGuiding New Zea- land needs your help to break the Guinness World Record for the longest chain of bras. The organisation is raising awareness of breast cancer and aims to beat the current record of 166,000 bras by November 27. Donate bras at Postie and Bendon outlet stores. Visit www.brachain. org.nz or email bra firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Travelling family makes a world of difference to Eve By VANITA PRASAD Happy family: From left, Michael, Evan and Barbara Fray have made a big difference to Eve. Life has changed drasti- cally for Eve Tukerangi since joining the Fray family. Originally from Kau- kapakapa, little is known about the intel- lectually disabled 28- year-old s past except that her parents are deceased. She was welcomed into the Fray family after they cared for her during Christmas 2007 while she was in IHC care. Evan and Barbara Fray had been involved with the organisation for many years because their 33-year-old son Michael has Down syn- drome. When Eve came to the family she was barely mobile. She walked heavily with a pro- nounced shuffle, had a poor memory and barely spoke. But with the sup- port of the Fray family, Eve can remember much more, speaks and walks for hours with the sup- port of a trolley. Barbara says Eve has even managed to raise money for charity through her new found mobility. She has raised funds for overseas development projects for the past three years, she says. Last year Eve took part in the ADRA charity run around the Auckland waterfront with Michael and they raised $800. Eve has also travelled around New Zealand with the Fray family. Evan and Barbara travel a lot because of their humanitarian aid work with the Adventist Development and Relief Agency. Evan is the national programme manager and he often takes the family on work trips. Last weekend we were in Taranaki, before that was Masterton and this weekend we ll be in Christchurch, Barbara says. The family say that having Eve in their lives has made a difference for Michael too. Barbara says Michael gets her breakfast and sees her off every morn- ing. It s given him some responsibility, because he s never had any res- ponsibility before. She says it s hard to put into words how happy Eve s progress makes them. We re a modest fam- ily, we don t need much. It s just so special to be able to make that kind of difference.
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