Eastern Courier : December 29th 2010
7 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 29, 2010 NEWS 220 Universal Dr, Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Family owned and operated MORRISON FUNERAL DIRECTORS OFFICE, CHAPEL & RECEPTION LOUNGES 2757835AA MT WELLINGTON WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park 6am-TUESDAY&FRIDAY 9am-SUNDAY TV3 PRIME .COM AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE! Great South Vets 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 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 OPEN 7 DAYS Healthline has help for the holidays Being sick or getting hurt while away on holiday can be challeng- ing. A phoneline is available for information about local health services like after hours clinics or pharmacies. Healthline senior nurse adviser Janet Harp says Healthline is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by registered nurses. Healthline nurses can advise on the best thing to do and how urgently to do it. This could be advice to see your GP or visit the emergency department immedi- ately, or to see your GP within 24 hours,'' she says. Healthline nurses can also dir- ect callers to the nearest GP clinic or after-hours pharmacy. Phone 0800-611-116. Blue Light puts focus on youth By NICOLA WILLIAMS Launching off: Constable Pat Hellier prepares to race down a hill as Howick police cheer him on. The Blue Light trolley derby saw the police and secondary students compete for the fastest time in a trolley they had built themselves. Sizzling: Constable Mike Parker and Blue Light co-ordinator Mark Veale get the sausages on at a barbecue in Whangaparaoa. Building relationships: Constable Simon Brown talks to children at the Blue Light barbecue. Blue Light is making its mark with youth. It organises fun activities to bring young people and police together to build relationships and set students on the right path. It is always special to see a young person's face when they have a positive interac- tion with a police officer,'' national programmes man- ager Mark Veale says. The initiative originated in Australia and started up here 29 years ago with Blue Light discos. It has grown to 74 branches throughout the country with 12 in Auckland. A raft of activities are run including tramps, barbecues, trolley derbies, trips to Rainbow's End and anti- bullying programmes with the Warriors. Each branch is responsible for its own funding and activities. Blue light is staffed by civ- ilian volunteers and police officers who carry out the activities on top of their nor- mal police duties. Mr Veale says all Blue Light staff are passionate about youth and providing opportunities to those who would not normally get them. He says the benefits are far-reaching. Youth who take part in positive recreation and social activities are less likely to get into trouble with the law or take part in potentially harm- ful activities such as excess- ive drinking,'' he says. They become more involved in their family and the com- munity, remain at school longer and have a more posi- tive outlook on life. Through positive rec- reation and social experiences young people have fun, make friends, learn social skills, build self-esteem and develop a sense of belonging to the community.'' Blue Light also encourages the development of the family unit by holding family fun day events. Blue Light is strongly focused on building stronger relationships between young people, their families the community and police'' Mr Veale says. We have seen a large number of successes where the police staff interact with young people on a level that shows the young person is of value.'' He says most people respect and support their local police and to see staff giving back to their com- munity only strengthens that belief.
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