Eastern Courier : July 27th 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 27, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 39,310 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday/Friday to Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. Box 76-400, Manukau City. www.easterncourier.co.nz 20 Sausages for FREE! Buy 50 Pre Cooked Sausages for Only $20 - and get an Extra 20 For FREE! Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 25th July - Sun 31st July. All Stores Open 7 Days Fresh Sliced Rump Steak $10 .99 kilo only Fresh Tegel Size 18 Chickens ( plain or pre stuffed ) Serving suggestion only Great value at this price! $10 .95 each only $8 only .99 kilo Save $5kg off our everyday low price! Premium Beef Mince Save $6kg off our everyday low price! Fun run steps up for Kidney Kids By AMY McGILLIVRAY Big upgrade: Kidney Kids national family support and event manager Jaime Rowntree, chairman David Baty and chief executive Paul Norfolk accept a $60,000 donation from Ports of Auckland senior communications manager Catherine Etheredge, Fairfax Sundays publisher Mitchell Murphy and Suburban Newspapers chief executive David Penny. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Being hooked up to a machine for up to eight hours at a time will soon be a little easier to bear for children with kidney disease, thanks to thousands of people who put on their run- ning shoes for this year s Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event. Kidney Kids is one of four charities benefiting from the 39th annual waterfront fun run proudly supported by Sub- urban Newspapers, publisher of the Eastern Courier and its sister publication Sunday Star-Times. A $60,000 cheque presented this month will be used to buy two new haemodialysis machines for a purpose-built unit being constructed at Starship Hospital. The rest of the proceeds from New Zealand s largest mass-participation sporting event are going to Koru Care, the Waitemata Harbour Clean-Up Trust and the Fair- fax First Books programme. Kidney Kids of New Zealand is a parent-driven organis- ation set up to meet the needs of young patients and their families. Chief executive Paul Nor- folk says the machines will be put to good use in the country s first-ever paediatric haemodialysis unit. It s for children from all over New Zealand. When chil- dren are diagnosed they often have to travel to Auckland for treatment, he says. It s a life-saving machine. The $5 million upgrade of Starship s renal wards will include a specialised operating theatre and a day room with up to four dialysis machines. Mr Norfolk says it will be a huge improvement on the small, rather drab room with two machines where kids are currently treated. It takes a lot out of a child when it s two or three times a week. The charity, which is celebrating 21 years, aims to help the child live the best life possible and this is exactly what the upgrade is doing, Mr Norfolk says. We want a nice happy environment. The new unit will be com- pleted by late 2012. Suburban Newspapers chief executive David Penny says supporting Kidney Kids was an obvious choice. It is a well-established, well respected charitable organisation which can benefit any family anywhere in the country. Any parent with a child could benefit, Mr Penny says. Fairfax Sundays publisher Mitchell Murphy says being able to raise so much from a fun run is staggering. Every step people take in that fun run puts something back into the community, he says. The 8.4km race started out with 1200 participants in 1972 and this year attracted more than 40,000 registered entrants. Koru Care received $10,000, the Waitemata Harbour Clean-Up Trust was given $40,000 and the Fairfax First Books programme got $30,000.
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