Waiheke Marketplace : November 24th 2010
5 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS EARTHWORKS • House Sites • Driveways • Section Clearing • Demolition • Underhouse Excavation • Excavators • 1½ ton - 20 ton • Bulldozers • Trucks • Graders • Rollers We guarantee our work! No mess - less stress. Land deveLopers Ltd 372 1115 Mob 027 499 4477 Email email@example.com Jacinda Ardern Labour List MP based in Auckland Central Jacinda.co.nz Labour NEW ZEALAND Jacinda is holding a Waiheke Clinic Monday 29th November 11am - 1pm Citizens Advice Bureau 141 Oceanview Rd, Oneroa For more information phone 09 360 1641 Any issues you would like to talk to Labour MP Jacinda Ardern about? Live @ Whittakers Whittakers Music Museum, Artworks Oneroa Admission $20 Concessions Available Bookings phone 372 9627 5pm Saturday 27th November Elios Ensemble A String Quartet and Flutist from Wellington to play Mozart & your other favourite composers. A night of glitz and glamour for serious cause Charity dinner: Paul Holmes will interview Prime Minister John Key at the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust National Burn Unit fundraiser on December 3. The pair was a huge hit at a Westpac Rescue Helicopter fundraising garden party on Waiheke in 2009. It is being billed as the prem- ier event of the year. And with good reason. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust will hold a cor- porate charity dinner at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Min- ister John Key will be inter- viewed on stage by broad- caster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour designed to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. Television personality and Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham will be MC and comedian Ewen Gilmour is guaranteed to put a few smiles on everyone s faces. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions as well as music from the band Black Salt. Diners will enjoy a superb meal with complimentary beer from Lion Breweries and fine wine from Glengarry in a festive atmosphere. This is a wonderful oppor- tunity to host your friends and clients at a memorable event that enables your guests to enjoy your hos- pitality and witness your gen- erosity, trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. A cheque will be handed over to the National Burn Centre on the night. Tickets cost $1850 + GST for atable of10or$185+ GST per person. Call Shandall on 531-5910 for more information or email her at shandall@mad- butcher.co.nz Firefighter helping avoid pain of burns By JUSTIN LATIF OPERATION Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00 The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Courageous: Senior firefighter Russell Kinzett has recovered from the massive burns he received as a baby and now tries to help stop others from a similar experience. Photo: JUSTIN LATIF Senior firefighter Russell Kinzett sees people when their skin is literally falling off their bones. So he s right behind the Operation Heal campaign to buy a high-tech operating microscope for the National Burn Centre. The firefighter also knows what it s like to recover from a massive burns injury. Russell wasn t quite one year old when a kettle of boil- ing water spilled over his face, neck and arms. The scalding left him with severe scars all over his upper body and prompted a torrent of vicious teasing later in life after he started school. It also motivated him to join the Fire Service and work to make sure others wouldn t have to go through the same thing. Growing up, kids were pretty mean, he says. I was called scarface. My objective from then was to help other people who were put in a similar situation. Operation Heal is being run by the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Com- munity Trust. It aims to raise $200,000 for the microscope that surgeons will use for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Russell says it s important for people to regain as much normality as possible after sustaining serious burns. A lot of people will benefit from the gear we re trying to raise money for, the father of three says. The 41-year-old has been in the service for 21 years. I really love this job, he says. The comradeship between the guys is like a second family. We are always helping each other out and are never critical of each other. But it definitely gets scary, especially when some- one is in a building and you re trying to get them out and the fire is pretty bad. We say goodbye to our wives and kids every morning and we expect to come home -- but one day we might not -- so you ve always got to tread carefully and have your wits about you. Donations can be posted to Operation Heal, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland 1642. Please make cheques payable to the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. People can also bank donations online in The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust Westpac account number 03 0219 0391544 00. Alternatively people can text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3. Hear Russell Kinzett tell his story online on our website www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz COMMUNITY EFFORT The money is rolling in -- but there's still a way to go. Operation Heal aims to raise $200,000 to buy a high-tech operating micro- scope for the National Burn Centre. The equipment will be used for much needed plastic and reconstructive surgery designed to help patients get their lives back on track. The Waiheke Marketplace is part of the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. Trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch and his wife Janice kicked things off with a $10,000 contribution that has just been matched with a cheque for the same amount from the Hugh Green Charitable Trust.
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