Western Leader : February 14th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 6 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 NEWS OPEN TO VIEW Thursday 16th and 23rd February 10am to 4pm 135 Connell Street, Blockhouse Bay www.metlifecare.co.nz REV5355 For more information call Karen on 09 826 2018. The best care is the care that meets your very own needs. Serviced apartments starting from $185,000. It would certainly be easier providing a fixed set of care services to our residents, but we think it's fairer if they only have to pay for the services they need. Which is why we do things differently. We tailor our care services to meet the requirements of an individual and we do so in a way that helps them stay independent for longer. It's an approach that makes perfect sense to us and a world of difference to you. Why choose Metifecare Powley? • You choose the care services you need. • We provide a main meal and housekeeping. • Friendly, professional staff on hand 24 hours a day. • There is always something going on which you can be a part of. To be eligible you must comply with all of the following: (1) Live within the Waitakere / Portage Trust boundaries (2) Apply before baby is 4 months old (3) Produce original Birth Certificate (4) Hospital Discharge papers or Well Child with Hospital sticker (5) Produce other documents confirming your physical address (6) Donate $30 to Plunket for administration fee Please contact your Plunket Car Seat Rental Scheme Area Office: Plunket House - Portage Plunket House - Waitakere 1a-161 Stoddard Rd 8a Woodford Ave Mt Roskill Henderson Ph: 620 5791 Ph: 837 1871 Mon-Sat & Fri 9.30am to 1.30pm Mon-Weds & Fri 9am to 2pm Thurs 9am to 4pm hey, look what i just got... ...a new car seat! & you could be eligible too 4042663AF THURSDAY 16TH FEB, FRIDAY 17THFEB, SATURDAY 18TH FEB 2012. DAVID ELMAN SHOES FACTORY SHOP WOMEN'S FASHION SHOES THREE DAY MARKET SALE HOURS: THURSDAY -- FRIDAY 9am -- 4pm SATURDAY 9am -- 1pm UNIT 1, 22 TIMOTHY PLACE AVONDALE PHONE 8288313 PRICES STARTING FROM $25.00 CREDIT CARDS, EFTPOS,CASH, (CHEQUES NOT ACCEPTED) SUMMER & WINTER STOCK HUGE BARGAINS 4372199AA Healing for hospice Users of the reiki healing method will be able to help themselves and someone else on Sunday in a Hospice West Auckland fundraiser. Lily Buttrick is a reiki practitioner with West Auckland Reiki & Massage and is opening her doors on February 19 for treatment with all proceeds from the day going to the hospice. My father spent time with hospice in the United King- dom just before he died of a terminal illness and I re- member how im- portant that service was to our family, she says. Ms Buttrick s practice is on Del- wood Ave, Hender- son. Doors open from 9am to 4pm and clients will pay $1 a minute with a minimum of 15 minutes for every treatment up to a maximum of an hour. Visit www.west aucklandreiki massage.co.nz. Ute, van, tractor stuck in the mud Sticky situation: The stranded tractor. Photo: VANITA PRASAD Three vehicles were left high but far from dry in Huia last week after a series of unfortu- nate events. A family returning to Huia Beach on Waitangi Day after a successful day fishing in the Manukau Harbour was caught out by a dropping tide. The anglers attempted to retrieve their fishing boat by driving a covered ute near the boat to tow it out but the vehicle became stuck in the soft mudflats more than 200 metres from the beach. The group drove a van out to rescue the ute but that also became stuck. Huia resident John Gadd says the family sought help from another resident who agreed to drive his tractor out and assist. Unfortunately his tractor also got stuck and for two nights the three vehicles endured the ebb and flow of the Manukau Harbour. Mr Gadd says the tractor hit one of the notorious soft patches on the mudflats. The vehicles were stranded until they were floated back to shore by attaching barrels to them. He says the tractor was winched back to shore last Wednesday and he expects it will run again. Mr Gadd says in the 20 years he s lived in Huia he s seen a lot of vehicles get stranded in the tide. One time there was an SUV that was stuck out there for a week until it was floated back using barrels, he says. My advice to people is not to attempt to drive out on the flats at all -- especially very far out. Mr Gadd says if boaties get caught by a low tide they should take their boat in at Little Huia ramp.
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