Western Leader : December 14th 2010
3 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 14, 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 manheimfowles.co.nz Enter Here 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri Ph: 09 918 0500 Budget Car Aucton • All makes and models • Trade-Ins, Excess Stock & Reposessions Large range of vehicles for aucton every Thursday at 12noon. Open for viewing from 9am MCCAA-WL101109 Through to finals Stephanie Harawira of Ezekiel 33 Trust is one of three finalists in the local heroes category of the New Zealander of the Year awards. Mrs Harawira has put on 15 free community events in the past five years as well as setting up a food and clothing bank, budgeting classes and assistance for young mothers. She also created a com- munity drop-in centre in Henderson. The non-profit organisation also helps those looking for work and runs a re-homing programme. The Western Leader reported on her success as a semi-finalist last week. The winners will be announced in February. Sore feet for Xmas Burnt: Two-year-old Noah Dobson, seen here with mother Bree, was burned when he climbed out of the car and stepped on to a pile of embers. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY By NICOLA MURPHY A CONCERNED mother is warning people to be careful cleaning up fire debris after her young son received burns to his legs from a pile of embers. Bree Henson picked up a Christ- mas tree with her son Noah at Chop n' Choose Christmas Tree Farm in Whenuapai this month when the acci- dent happened. Her two-year-old son Noah was waiting in the front passenger seat while she loaded the tree in the back. He climbed out of the car and into the embers and started screaming. Miss Henson says the embers just looked like a pile of gravel. I picked him up and was pouring juice all over his legs because that was all he had in his bottle,'' Miss Henson says. The Henderson resident is angry about the incident and says the owner of the Christmas tree farm showed little concern at her son's dis- tress. He just stood there and made no move to help,'' she says. Miss Henson paid the money for the Christmas tree but left it there while she drove her son to the emerg- ency room. Noah received treatment for the burns which cover both legs and feet. He may still be able to attend his daycare's Christmas party but he won't be able to run around with the other children. He'll just have to sit in his pram the whole time, which isn't fair,'' Miss Henson says. Now she is warning people to be careful when burning trees and to place barriers or warning signs around embers. She laid a complaint with the De- partment of Labour who are investigating the incident. Owner Mark Dawe says the embers were from an old tree he had burned the day before. Mr Dawe says he tried to help. I went over to her but all I could see was ash. I couldn't see signs of any burning.'' He suggested they take Noah to the nearby barn where she could put water on the injuries but Mr Dawe says she instead chose to take him to a medical centre. He says he was not expecting anyone to park there so had not put up warning signs. Bethells oil spill cleared By VANITA PRASAD The ship responsible for an oil spill on Bethells Beach will get away with it this time, the Auckland harbourmaster says. A kilometre of oil residue along the hide tide mark of Bethells Beach was dis- covered last week. Auckland harbourmaster John Lee-Richards suspects the oil came from a ship. Our team found small tar balls along Bethells Beach stretching about a kilometre. The balls were the size of pinheads and there were about 100 balls per square metre.'' Maritime pollution re- sponse co-ordinator Mick Courtnell says ships occasion- ally release discharged oil overboard rather than carrying it to port. He says while they could narrow down the ship respon- sible, prosecution would be difficult and most likely unsuccessful. Mr Lee-Richards says the beach is safe but if anyone sees any more oil or signs of damage they should call 362-0397.
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