Eastern Courier : May 11th 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, MAY 11, 2011 NEWS Direct from the manufacturer Safe, reliable and trouble free Ask about our free home assessment Outdoor and indoor models Local surveyors and installers Best price guaranteed Make life easier with an Acorn Stairlift An Acorn Stairlift could be the key to retaining your independence, while still being able to enjoy the beauty and space of the home you love. TRUCK LICENCES "More than training, we deliver peace of mind" Need a licence to drive a truck, heavy machinery or transport dangerous goods? We also offer forklift, vehicle recovery and passenger endorsements. Let us take care of everything. Courses run every week at a branch near you. WINZ Quotes Available CALL NOW! 0800 AMS GROUP 0800 267 476 Or visit our website www.amsgroup.co.nz HAMILTON -- AUCKLAND -- MASTERTON -- MOUNT MAUNGANUI -- PALMERSTON NORTH Next course running in our East Tamaki branch Monday 23rd May Westpac New Zealand Limited ouldn't it be great if you didn't have to repeat yourself ? WES0655EC_1 Huge Fashion Clearance Sale Wednesday 11th May to Saturday 14th May 10am - 4pm Designer labels include: David Pond, Verge, VSSP, MacJays, Juo, Gabriella, Jet Blonde, Vigorella and Threadz Thousands of items priced between $10 and $80!! Many items below cost Unit C, 4 Walls Road, Penrose. Come to RED roller door at rear of building Street parking only -- Please do not park in our neighbours parking spaces -- No bags, no prams 3702398AA Mouth-painter draws a double Creative outlet: Howick mouth-painter Raymond Hickey has won first and second place in the Bruce Hopkins Memorial Art Awards. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By KRISTINA RAPLEY Visit www.easterncourier. co.nz to see how Raymond Hickey paints using his mouth. Not having the use of his arms or legs doesn t stop Ray- mond Hickey from creating beautiful art. The Howick mouth-painter has been awarded both first and second prize at the annual Bruce Hopkins Mem- orial Art Awards. The awards started 18 years ago to commemorate Bruce Hopkins contribution to the Mouth and Foot Paint- ing Artists and other artists with disabilities throughout New Zealand. Mr Hickey began painting with a brush held in his mouth after a car accident in 1962 at the age of 21 left him a tetraplegic. He moved around hospitals and homes for the disabled for many years after the acci- dent and was introduced to mouth-painting by a fellow patient. It s fascinating to take a blank canvas and create something with depth, he says. He joined the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists about 10 years ago and makes a decent living from selling his paintings through them. When you re like this you don t really have a lot of ways to make a living, so it works out well for me. His wife Patricia was a nurse at Middlemore Hos- pital where Raymond was being treated in the 1980s. She was learning to paint at the time and was so impressed by his paintings, they started a friendship which later turned romantic. They married in 1985 and she s now his fulltime carer. She says she is very proud of his success. Painting is such a huge part of his life and being part of the MFPA is a huge bonus because he gets rewarded for something he loves to do. He gets a tremendous amount of personal satisfac- tion and achievement out of it. Red Nose sponsor Paper Plus will be a major sponsor of the Cure Kids Red Nose Day this year. The company has already raised more than $67,000 for the charity through its fundraising events this year. The work Cure Kids does for New Zealanders is invaluable and we are proud to make an ongoing commitment to helping to change the lives of Kiwi kids, Paper Plus chief execu- tive Rob Smith says. Cure Kids is the char- ity at the forefront of the Child Health Research Foundation. Having now run for three decades, it was established in response to the lack of medical research into fatal child- hood disease and illness in New Zealand. Cure Kids Red Nose Day 2011 will be held on July 8. Paper Plus stores from Kaitaia to Invercargill will be encouraging people in their communi- ties to join. Anyone can buy a badge, a wristband or red nose for themselves and their car.
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