Western Leader : January 14th 2011
www.westernleader.co.nz Friday, January 14, 2011 www.westernleader.co.nz ition, Online * internet access required Out of town or overseas on business, holiday or whatever reason, with your laptop computer or cellphone* you can keep in touch with all the latest local news in your favourite newspaper. www.westernleader.co.nz Friday, December 18, 2009 he world n a new co okbook. Christmas fo Picked by the best um's red cabbage medium red cabbage sliced white onion sliced Zest and juice of a small or- ange Bramley apples grated with skin on 1 cinnam on stick 1 tablespoon ground allspice 250ml cabernet sauvignon vin- egar or good red wine vinegar 200 grams soft brown sugar 300ml apple juic e Put allingred heavy bottom mix thoroughl Cover with cook over a m minutes then est set ting. Leaveto s 10 minutes minutes or tender. 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A displ ay onunti l Janu- ary 10 includes pieces by Dean s j ewellery-mak ing wife Helga Strewe, sculptor son Rudi and makeup a rt- ist daughter Celeste. All work from their la rge rura lproperty. "It s basic allyo uro wn lit tle art school," Dean, 57, says. "Everyone just comes and goes and do es their t hing." Dean s children have been exposed to art si nce they were bor n. "Having original a rt works around the house really inspires kids," he says. Rudi, 25, trai ned as a mec hanic but got into cast metal sculpting after build- ing his own forge when he was 16. Celeste, 21, w orks on films, plays, television shows,m usicv ideosand also does body makeup. The family has been in- volved wit h the galle ry sinceitopened 10 years ago and Dean says you never know who is goi ng to walk in.Pas t visitors i nclude Lord of theRingsstarSir Ian McKellen, champion surfer Kelly Slater and Pearl Jam frontman E ddie Vedder. Dean, whose life is out- linedinarecentbookby mayor Bob Har vey, once worked at th e Auck land City Art Galler y. He says it s refreshing to be involved w ith commu- nity initiative s. "The work you do i s more important than the arty people you hang out with." The keen outdoors man does a lot o ftra mpin g, bik- ing and climbing. He was also chuffed to be featuredin the TV NZ series Artville last year. "Artists aren t supposed to rock the boat," he says. "But I suppo se I m a bit anti-establishment." Deans ays h is solitary Waitakere bush setting is the ultimate pl ace for an a rtist. "My pa inting would be different if Ilivedin cent ral Auckland in Richmond R d," he says. "I d be diffe rent." An arty Christmas Merry Christmas We wish all our readers a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Our office is now closed for the holidays and reopens on January 11.A special edition of the paper wil l be in your letterboxe s on December 30.R eg ular issues resume on January 5 . 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HELMET FACTS Starship hospital's Safekids prevention service says wearing a cycle helmet reduces the risk of head injury by 85 percent, of brain injury by 88 percent and of severe brain injury by at least 75 percent. By VANITA PRASAD HARLEY Pellow wasn't wearing a helmet when he came spinning off a skateboard and landed head- first on the road. It was an accident that could have been fatal but the nine-year-old was lucky that day. The first person on the scene was neighbour and for- mer paramedic Kevin Brin- sden. Now Harley's mum Kay- leen Currie hopes the acci- dent will remind parents that children should wear safety helmets on skateboards as well as bikes. Mr Brinsden was mowing his lawns on Sapperton Drive in Henderson two days before Christmas when he saw Harley's accident. He came off his skate- board and came cartwheeling down, landing in the middle of the road.'' Mr Brinsden shouted to a neighbour to call an ambu- lance and organised another neighbour to stop cars from driving down the street while he kept Harley still and assessed him. He kept wanting to get up and run away to his mum,'' he says. Mr Brinsden noticed some worrying signs. The biggest concern was that I noticed his cervical spine was tender so I kept him still until the ambulance arrived. He kept asking the same question again and again -- What happened? I wasn't on the skateboard'.'' Harley was taken straight to Starship hospital where a CT scan revealed his skull was fractured and he had a bleed to his brain. He under- went emergency surgery and spent Christmas in hospital. The quick treatment prevented brain damage. Mr Brinsden was shocked when he found out the extent of Harley's injury. I got a hell of a fright the next morning when I heard he had to have an operation.'' Mrs Currie says she is grateful to all the people who helped her son that day. She says Harley could have been a lot worse off if Mr Brinsden hadn't been there. What happens with these injuries is that people who aren't trained dust the kids off and send them to bed and they never wake up again. Because Kevin could tell the paramedics exactly what was wrong they were able to save precious time by going straight to Starship hospital,'' she says. The surgeons said the next morning that it was life and death at the time. Thankfully they didn't actu- ally say that to me before they took him in for surgery.'' Harley had been wearing a helmet while riding his bike but took it off to try out his neighbour's skateboard. I'll be wearing a helmet from now on,'' he says. While Mrs Currie says Mr Brinsden is their hero, he says a lot of people looked after Harley. The whole neighbourhood helped. I was just doing what I knew.''
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