Eastern Courier : November 17th 2010
3 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS 6 GREAT SOUTH RD, TAKANINI * SPRING ROSES Bush & Climbers ....$20 * Stunning POTTED COLOURS only $1 * ENGLISH RHODODENDRONS Large growing suitable for Auckland ....$20 ICEBERG Std Rose ................$35 Griselinia hedge ........ $2, $5, $10 Fruit Trees avail from ............$28 RHUBARBS............... $5, $9, $10 Veges & Flower seedlings ... $1, $3 Queen Palm.............. $5, $9, $19 Basil, Cucumber, Capsicum, Chilli, Courgette, Melons, Kumi kumi ..$2 ICE-Plant 6Vars ......................$3 KUMARA Red (bundle of 25s)....$5 Strawberries...............$3, $4, $7 Chunky Scented Gardenias .$3, $8 Capsicum Orange,Yellow (Big & Chunky).......................$5 OLIVE J5 1.2m - 1.4m only ......$5 NSW Waratahs, Protea, Leucadendron from ...............$14 GRAFTED Tomatoes ............$7,$9 Huge Ranges of BIG TREES from2m,4m&6m TOMATOES........... $1, $2, $3, $8 Magnolia Little Gem .2m+ only ....................................$50 Deciduous: Maples, Magnolia Gleditsia, Crabapple etc Yucca Elephanttipes$9($10 Canes) Landscaping Advice instore on Saturday from 9am - 2pm We will provide wholesale quotes for large jobs On Great South Road 200m north of the Takanini motor way junction. 8am-5pm 7 days We Deliver Throughout Auckland 09 264 0671 THE PLANT MARKET AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE! Ph: 278 4165 785 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe Between DB Breweries & Grange Golf Course Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm • Pub. Hols. Closed www.greatsouthvets.co.nz OPEN 7 DAYS Consultation all pets $29 Breeder Vaccination $25 Vaccination Cat $29 Vaccination Dog $29 Spay Female Cat $49 Spay Female Dog from $98 Neuter Male Cat $29 Neuter Male Dog from $89 Microchip Cat $25 Microchip Dog $25 Dental Cat $89 Dental Dog $98 No appointment necessary for consultations 3287078AA Pine Harbour Marina Beachlands Open 7 Days Tel 09 536 6535 at the Jolly Roger Pub Start the summer season down at the marina 'Island Night Costume' must be worn There is a prize for the best dressed female and Loudest shirt The event kicks off at 7.30 with a great set of Music with Live DJ Friday 19th November attheJollyRogerPub ISLAND NIGHT DISCO Doctor's life-saving sacrifices Old equipment: Dr Richard Wong She with the older operating microscope used by his team at the National Burn Centre. Photo: JUSTIN LATIF By JUSTIN LATIF OPERATION The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust TOP BURNS specialist Rich- ard Wong She will miss part of his daughter s 13th birth- day on December 3. But that s a sacrifice he is willing to make for his patients. Dr Wong She is asking you to consider paying a much smaller price to help the National Burn Centre at Middlemore Hospital get the equipment it desperately needs. He will be among those attending a Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Com- munity Trust fundraising dinner on his daughter s big day. The evening is being held as part of the trust s Operation Heal -- a project aimed at raising $200,000 for a state-of-the-art operating microscope. Dr Wong She says the microscope will make sure about 100 people a year receive the operations they need. It will help burn victims, breast cancer patients and those needing serious limb injuries repaired. What we re using now is almost a decade old. The new microscope allows us to take a block of tissue, transpose it and plumb it into the arteries and veins of a new part of the body. We have seven surgeons who specialise in this type of procedure but only one and a half older microscopes. It s like having a team of courier drivers but only one old van. One patient eager for the arrival of the new microscope is 15-year-old Jimi Harper. The wall of his stomach was blown out by a stray 11,000 volt powerline and he s been waiting since 2003 for an operation to properly repair it. The operation is not poss- ible without this microscope, Dr Wong She says. So we will be able to finally fulfil that promise to Jimi and his family that we made seven years ago. Dr Wong She also had to skip a nine-year-old daughter s birthday this year because he was training jun- ior doctors. He says missing important family milestones is necess- ary when lives are at stake. It s hard having to explain to my daughters why I miss- ed their recitals, birthdays, and prizegivings. But I m willing to make these sacrifices because I know I can make a big differ- ence. He says all the staff at National Burn Centre are now gearing up for their busiest time of the year. We see a definite peak about November, December and January. Holiday plus sun plus alcohol equals bad- ness. That s why we re asking the public to please help us to deliver the 21st century healthcare that it needs. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust will hold a cor- porate charity dinner at Auckland s TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Minister John Key will be interviewed on stage by broadcaster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. A cheque will be handed over to the National Burn Centre at the end. Tickets cost $1850 + GST foratableof10or$185+ GST per person. Call Shandall on (09) 531-5910 for information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Go online to www. easterncourier.co.nz to see Dr Richard Wong She explain why New Zealand's National Burn Centre needs your support. Central city scavenger hunt in aid of Movember Get a team along to the third annual Great Auckland Mo- Hunt on November 20. The fast-paced scavenger hunt in the central city is a fundraiser for Movember with more than $5000 worth of prizes. East Tamaki based artist Aaron McConchie started the Mo-Hunt as an alterna- tive to the usual requests for donations to his Movember moustache attempts. Men s health is often overlooked by men them- selves, he says. The Movember Foundation has done so much to raise aware- ness, so we wanted to inject some fun into fundraising and give Aucklanders a great time. Participants are required to hunt clues to gain points, perform tasks, take photos, and for the more techno- logically inclined, receive clues to even more prizes hidden around town via Twitter. Mo-Hunt participants don t need a moustache, or even a prostate. Just bring a digital camera or camera phone, plenty of energy, and a desire to help men s health while having a heck of a lot of fun. Entry is $10 per person for teams of up to four people. The Mo-Hunt on Novem- ber 20 starts at noon at Britomart. All proceeds to the Movember Foundation. Go to www.mohunt. co.nz for information.
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