Western Leader : December 23rd 2010
2 WESTERN LEADER, DECEMBER 23, 2010 NEWS Office Ph 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Claire Haynes email: edwl@snl co nz Sales Manager Julie Cooper email: julie cooper@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 66,735 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) 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Expires 31.01.11 Please bring this ad with you IN BRIEF Cooking alert Keep looking while you're cooking. That's the message from the New Zealand Fire Service this Christmas. Henderson senior station officer Jim Maclean says fires can be caused by people who start cooking and then get distracted or fall asleep. This is more likely to happen if people have been drinking alcohol. He advises residents to avoid cooking after drinking. ''People start frying something in oil, start feeling tired and think they'll sit down and rest their eyes for a minute. Because they've been drinking they are more likely to fall asleep.'' Mr Maclean says he's seen many fatalities happen this way. Blood boost The New Zealand Defence Force has pooled together to help the National Blood Service save lives over the holiday period by boosting blood stocks. Defence force members around the country were encouraged to donate under a new campaign called Blood Brothers, aimed at enlisting new donors. During the campaign throughout November and December the defence force collected enough units of blood to save 1400 lives. Chief of Defence Lieutenant General Jerry Maeparae says staff didn't need much convincing to contribute blood. ''Encouraging our defence people to give blood wasn't hard. ''They know you can never tell when people close to you might be in need of a blood transfusion.'' In the last year there has been a more than 20 percent drop in new donor numbers compared with last year. Make an appointment to give blood by calling 0800-448-325. Witty funny guy honoured Funny man: Ewen Gilmour has been recognised for a decade in comedy. Photo: TIMARU HERALD By VANITA PRASAD Iconic west Auckland funny man Ewen Gilmour has won the first comedian of the dec- ade award from the New Zealand Comedy Guild. The former Waitakere city councillor, known for his stereotypical depic- tion of a westie'', was recognised at the awards this month. Mr Gilmour says he is honoured with the award. What an acknowledg- ment from your peers,'' he says. The Port Waikato resi- dent says he has enjoyed the last 10 years and it's hard to pinpoint the highlights. It was pretty cool to be a comedian who was also a Waitakere city councillor. And becoming a mar- riage celebrant was also pretty choice.'' Mr Gilmour says he feels privileged to have made a career out of comedy. I'm so grateful to be a comedian. It's been an incredible journey of funny which has taken me around the world.'' In 2001 he travelled to 14 countries to perform. I kind of got stopped and searched at every airport. You know how they do random searches -- I was always randomly picked as the dodgiest one in line.'' Mr Gilmour says he started out comedy clean shaven but his career took off once he grew facial hair. It seemed to work.'' Mr Gilmour will con- tinue his job as a wed- ding celebrant. Michele A'Court and Flight of the Conchords also won decade awards from the guild.
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