Eastern Courier : July 13th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 13, 2011 NEWS Free Horticulture Training Distance Delivery - Study from home months Contact: Kam Naidu Mob: 021 024 01136 Email: kam@horticulture- programme.co.nz Over8m Open Polytechnic Enrolments open for August 2011 (Apply now, places are limited) ZERO FEES 345 231AE New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Choose a new career in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine! Bachelor Of Health Sciences: BHSc (Chinese Medicine) 4 years BHSc (Acupuncture) 3 years BHSc (Chinese Herbal Medicine) 3 years At the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Auckland (Greenlane) or Christchurch • Internationally recognised • Supportive learning community • Complete clinical training • NZQA approved & accredited • Student loans and allowances • School leaver welcome! Enrolling now for August intake Check it all out at our next free WELLNESS DAY: Saturday 16th July 1.00 - 4.30 pm (Ring and book for a free acupuncture treatment) Ph 09 580 2376 or visit www.chinesemedicine.ac.nz or 321 Great South Road, Greenlane. Gentle Quality Dentistry 140 Chapel Rd, Botany Downs www.chapelparkdental.co.nz 272 8488 Accepting Bookings Now • ACC Estimates • Treatment for under 18 years • Interest Finance Dr Debbie CHIU BDS (Otago) Member of NZDA Super goldcard holders welcome • Open Late Nights & Weekends • Emergency Care at Normal Rates • Braces/Teeth Straightening FREE & Associates St John Youth proving popular More than 2500 members are now in St John's northern region youth programme. The organisation set this target as a milestone and exceeded it in mid- June. The region now has 2506 members spread across 61 youth divisions. A decade ago there were just 653 people spread across 32 divisions. The St John youth pro- gramme is for young people aged from six to 18.Regional youth man- ager Christine Benson says the programme is for those who want to make the most of their time, have fun and meet new people. Programmes encour- age discovery, adventure and learning. If you're over 18 and would like to find out more about the rewards of volunteering as a youth leader, or are aged six to 18 and would like to find out about joining the youth programme visit www.stjohnyouth.org.nz, phone 0800 ST JOHN (785-646) or email youth.northern@ stjohn.org.nz. HAVE WE GOT NEWS FOR YOU Go to www.easterncourier.co.nz for all the latest local news-- anywhere, any time Kindness counts for St John volunteer Award for kindness: Peter Hillgrove has been awarded the St John Blundell Kindness Award. Photo: PIP BOURKE By PIP BOURKE At 11 years old Peter Hill- grove sought comfort in the fellowship of St John. Now he's making sure others ben- efit as much as he has. The Blundell Kindness Award was presented to Mr Hillgrove at a St John's vol- unteer dinner last month. The award recognises volunteers who show over- whelming acts of kindness to fellow St John members and members of the community. Mr Hillgrove says he still can't believe he won the award. I just like helping people,'' he says. I don't need an award to show that.'' Working as the St John duty events manager, district volunteers adviser and area committee member based in East Tamaki, Mr Hillgrove has been involved with St John since he was a boy. After losing my father I turned to St John cadets,'' he says. St John was like my family, they're such a great bunch of people.'' As the troubleshooter for the region, Mr Hillgrove says he enjoys finding solutions for problems volunteers can face. My role is to find a sol- ution for anything that goes wrong at any event through- out the district,'' he says. This can range from volunteers not turning up to cars going missing.'' This is not the first time Mr Hillgrove has been awarded for his dedication. In 1995 he received a Serv- ing Brother Medal and in 2001 he was awarded an Officer's Medal. Last year he won the St John Volunteer of the Year award and his uniform bears medals dating as far back as 1965. The job can sometimes be a bit thankless, as it is in a lot of frontline services,'' he says. But at the end of the day you get over it. I'm so proud to wear the St John uniform.'' On top of his three roles with St John and a day job running his own business, Mr Hillgrove has also coached netball for 10 years and is on the Farm Cove Intermediate Board of Trustees. But he says he always manages to find time for his children and six grand- children. You make time for fam- ily.'' Visit www.stjohn.org.nz for more information about volunteering for St John.
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