Western Leader : December 7th 2010
5 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 7, 2010 NEWS G G G G G G GI I I I IV V V VIIIN N N N NG G G G G G GY Y Y Y Y YO O O O O OU U U U U U U UW W W W W W WH H H H H HA A A A A A AT T T T T TY Y Y Y Y YO O O O O O OU U U U U U UR R R R R R RE E E E E E EA A A A AL L L LL L L L L LY Y Y Y Y Y YW W W W W W W A A A A A AN N N N NT T T T T TT T T T T T TH H H H H H HI I I I I I IS S S S S S SC C C C C C CH H H H HR RI I IIS S S S S ST T T T T T TM M M M M M MA A A A A A AS S S S S MORE IDEAS Stuck for gift ideas? The Westfield Gift Idea Generator at westfield.co.nz has hundreds of Christmas pressie suggestions. Go online to create your list, then visit Westfield WestCity to get them wrapped. wes eld o.n WES0732/20x7/GIG westfield.co.nz/westcity That Christmassy feeling West is best: The Christmas lights on Lagoon Way are not to be missed. By VANITA PRASAD There s plenty of festive cheer in west Auckland with residents dressing up their homes in Christmas lights. The Stockdale family has lit up their home at 52 Lagoon Way in West Harbour for seven years. With every- thing from traditional fairy lights to a blow up Santa in a T-bucket hotrod, their display is not to be missed. They usually raise money from their display for the Starship hospital. Mr Stockdale says he and his wife chose the charity because their two boys had been patients there. If you haven t had a child go through Starship you re a lucky parent. In the last four years alone we would have raised more than $4000 for Starship, he says. This is the first year the family will not be collecting for the charity. Instead donations will go towards get- ting new decorations so they can improve their display and collect for Starship again next year. He says visitors come from as far as Howick, Papakura and Warkworth to see their home. They tell us that they feel more Christmassy for being here. IN BRIEF Emergencies only Waitakere Hospital is reminding people to use the Emergency Care Centre appropriately, so that staff are free to deal with life- threatening situations. The hospital cannot treat tooth pain and people are advised to check the Yellow Pages for after-hours dentists. Ongoing injury or illnesses are best dealt with by GPs. Minor injuries, illnesses, colds and flu should be treated by a GP. DHB texting Waitemata District Health Board wants feedback on its performance and is trialling text messaging as a way of receiving it. Write your message, whether it is positive or negative, to the health board as follows: Text the word DHB, leave a space, write your message (including the department you're referring to) and then send it to 5002. The texts are free. No more teachers School's out for senior secondary school students as NCEA examinations ended on December 1. The fourth term officially ends for secondary schools on December 14. The primary and intermediate school term ends on December 20. A team of 2020 people are marking all NCEA papers and results will be available in January. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TRAIL Houses to see: Royal Heights 52 Lagoon Way 63 Westpark Drive Massey 40 Broadfield St 41 & 34 Colwill Rd 5 Hassan Drive Henderson 49 Summerland Drive 2a Matuhi Rise Glen Eden 51 Kamara Rd Titirangi 9 Stolford Cres Te Atatu 8 Bridgens Ave Western Leader Festive Favourites 52 Lagoon Way 63 Westpark Drive 40 Broadfield St Green schools earn awards Mayor Len Brown will be presenting Enviroschools awards to west Auckland schools today. There are nine west Auckland schools in- volved. Henderson Val- ley School will receive a green gold award. Green Bay School and Royal Road School will receive silver awards. Arohanui Special School, Holy Cross School, Kelston Girls College, Peninsula Primary School, Prospect School and St Dominic s College receive bronze.
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