Western Leader : December 30th 2010
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We believe in providing a funeral service that is special to you. We will guide and inspire you with sympathy and respect for your loved ones. Henderson 09 835 3557 Goodbye Steven: From left: Faye and Raewyn McKnight, Frances Aitken and Phillip McKnight mourned the death of 47-year-old Massey resident Steven McKnight, who was killed in a road accident in Clevedon on April 6. His partner Frances was pregnant with his first child when he died. Photo: LUKE PARKER Still alive: Bob and Linda Linn are thankful to be alive five years on from a car crash that could have claimed their lives. The Massey residents presented the Mangatangi Volunteer Fire Brigade with a cheque for $1100 on June 20 and set up a trust fund to support their future efforts. Mrs Linn lost her leg and was in hospital for a year following the crash while her husband was in hospital for three months. Photo: LUKE PARKER FROM Page 2 APRIL MAY JUNE JULY CONTINUED Page 4 The Western Leader profiled Glen Eden resi- dent Cyril Nola, who reached his 100th birth- day on March 25. A keen fitness enthusiast, Mr Nola's health was begin- ning to fail at the time the story was written. Sadly, we later learned that he died on April 1 -- the same day his photo appeared on the Western Leader's front page. Also in April, a period of dry weather contri- buted to a dangerous blaze at Waikumete Cemetery, which spread through 200 metres of gorse. The Fire Service warned that dry bush, particularly in the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges posed a fire risk and people should take care. The fire was treated as arson and resulted in increased security at the cemetery. In May, courier driver Ajendra Singh was recognised by Henderson police for his bravery when he went to a young woman's aid. Mr Singh was in his van outside a business on Don Buck Rd in Massey when he heard a piercing scream. He discovered a young woman in her car, who had just scared off a man who'd jumped into the back seat of her vehicle and ordered her to drive. Mr Singh pursued the man and managed to tie him up until police arrived. Meanwhile, Gary Profner of Glen Eden was shocked when a group of men brazenly stole his mobility scooter on May 7 from outside his house, leaving him virtually stranded. Mr Profner suffers from chronic emphysema and can not walk more than a few steps. On May 28, the Western Leader was able to report that many readers had written in with offers of help, and a new scooter had been donated as well as a lock to bolt it down outside his home. The Avondale Jockey Club announced in June that racing would be sus- pended while the club tries to clear its debt, with the aim of reopening in 2011. The club has since come to an arrangement with the Auckland Racing Club that allows the Avondale Cup and Avondale Guineas to retain their names, even though they will be held at Ellerslie this summer (February 2011). Also in June, Waite- mata District Health Board brought senior surgeons from North Shore Hospital over to help their colleagues cut waiting lists by performing operations at Waitakere Hospital. The initiative meant many west Aucklanders could be treated at Waitakere Hospital rather than being sent elsewhere for their operations. Avondale College staff were shocked to hear that a former colleague had been shot while trav- elling in the United Kingdom on June 2. Samantha Chrystie was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and was shot in the face by a crazed gunman who killed 12 people in Cumbria. Ms Chrystie made contact with the school and reassured them she was on the mend and feeling confi- dent about the future. In July, the Western Leader reported that eld- erly patients were being diverted to North Shore Hospital and waiting up to six hours for treat- ment because of a short- age of hospital beds. The Waitemata District Health Board said a cold snap caused a surge in demand for services. The health board said a new emergency department and an assessment and diagnostic unit should help alleviate the situ- ation in busy periods. Also in July, the West- ern Leader reported on Jimi Harper, the young burns victim who became the inspiration for Oper- ation Heal, launched in November.
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