Western Leader : February 1st 2011
6 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 1, 2011 NEWS PLEASE CHECK THE EXPIRY DATE ON YOUR NEW ZEALAND FIREARMS LICENCE. If you wish to continue shooting, you must apply to renew your licence before this date, or You may surrender your licence at any time before the expiry date. You need to do one of these things before the expiry date. If you have changed address since your firearms licence was issued, you are required by law to let us know. Complete your details in the space provided and send to your nearest Arms Office (local Police can provide the location). Or, visit our website at www.police.govt.nz and use the link provided to update your address. Firearms Licence Holder NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF ADDRESS (please print) Surname Date of Birth Forename(s) Licence Number New Address Phone Signature Date Green Bay 64a Godley Road (next to New World) YOUR LOCAL HEARING EXPERTS HALF PRICE Diagnostic Hearing Test New Hearing for a New Year Phone: 827 4457 Call Judy today at Hearing Direct Bring this coupon in for your half price diagnostic hearing test www.hearingdirect.co.nz Offer ends Friday 25th February 3166123AH 10 Shamrock Drive, Kumeu. Tel: 412 8188 Open: Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Sat 9am - 12.30pm www.flooringxtra.co.nz NORTH WEST Massive Massive Carpet Clearance Carpet Clearance CARPET & CARPET CARPET & CARPET REMNANTS REMNANTS Reduced By Reduced By 50% 50% Bring a trailer! Bring a trailer! Assorted styles, colours, textures Assorted styles, colours, textures NOT TO BE MISSED NOT TO BE MISSED 3164258AE West Auckland Wealth Management Come and talk to us about KIWISAVER for you, your family or employees Call now for an obligation free initial discussion. See our website: www.wawm.co.nz West Auckland Wealth Management Henderson 835 3982 Adviser Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge. IT’S YOUR FUTURE Study award A chance to research in the United States is available to New Zea- landers through the Fulbright-Harkness New Zealand Fellow- ship. Any ‘‘emerging New Zealand leader’’ who would benefit from six weeks or more to further their goals can apply. Successful appli- cants receive $15,000 towards a short fellow- ship at any US univer- sity or institution. The scheme aims to reinforce NZ links with the US. Applications close March 1. ❚ See www.fulbright. org. nz or contact Stefanie Joe on stefanie@fulb- right.org.nz or (04) 494-1507. Easing the suffering By CATHERINE HEALY Good mates: Willam Carr- Neil has been living with Parkinson’s disease for 10 years. His dog Leo helps keep him active and is a good companion. William Carr-Neil couldn’t believe it when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He was 59 and had worked as a Civil Defence officer for Wai- takere City Council for 20 years. His wife Mary-Anne says living with Parkinson’s the past 10 years has been tough on the entire family. ‘‘It’s like you’re robbed really. Our children are in their 20s and William and I should be at a time in our lives when we’re out doing things to- gether. We’re very lim- ited in what we can do. ‘‘It’s a matter of com- ing to terms with it and adjusting. There’s no cure. It just gets worse. It doesn’t just affect your movement. His short- term memory is going and he gets confused.’’ Last year the family decided Mr Carr-Neill could do with some com- pany in his Henderson home while his wife is at work. Leo, a boisterous border collie cross golden retriever, was the sol- ution. Now Mr Carr-Neil and Leo are part of an Auck- land University study looking at whether a pet can improve the quality of life for Parkinson’s sufferers. Associate Pro- fessor Stephen Buetow says the study looks at how owning a cat or dog enriches their lives. He’s looking for more Auck- landers to take part in the study. It involves a 40-minute interview with university research- ers. Leo is named after a lion club Mr Carr-Neil looked after while work- ing for the Red Cross in Ethiopia. His playfulness and need for walks keeps Mr Carr-Neil busy. The family hopes to find an expert who can train Leo to work with Mr Carr-Neil more effectively. Call Parkinson’s New Zealand on 0800-473- 4636 to take part in the study.
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