Waiheke Marketplace : September 21st 2011
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org Reporters Gill Alcock email@example.com Lyndal Jefferies firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) email@example.com Dene Priestley firstname.lastname@example.org Graphics Megan Clark email@example.com Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady firstname.lastname@example.org accounts@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz 6,104 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library). Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. 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Clinical director of Auckland City Hospital's adult emergency department Dr Tim Parke says earlier clinical intervention will lead to better health outcomes for patients. It is really about taking the hospital to the roadside. We will be able to administer anaesthetic to the patient at the scene and will be able to perform amputa- tions and ultrasound if necess- ary,'' Dr Parke says. This trial will expand the services and adopt the recognised best practice model of a double medical crew, consisting of a doc- tor and a paramedic working closely together.'' Trust chief executive Bob Parkinson says having doctors on board will be a valuable addition to the helicopter's services. We operate more than 700 missions a year throughout the greater Auckland region and the Coromandel with this year look- ing to be our busiest ever.'' Visit www.rescuehelicopter.org.nz for more information or to donate to the service. Minister calls into the station Island debrief: Police Minister Judith Collins flanked by sergeant Peter Knight, left, and senior sergeant Marty Brown on her first official visit to Waiheke police station. George Gardner asks Police Minister Judith Collins her views on Waiheke policing. The island cop shop got the thumbs up from Judith Collins on her first visit as Minister for Police on Friday. It was perfect timing for the Waiheke station after a mini- crime wave has seen police catch the alleged perpetrators of a series of burglaries and car thefts. Ms Collins tries to visit a different station or correction facility every Friday to keep her ear to the ground. Her island visit proved informative after chats with station staff, headed up by sergeant Peter Knight, and senior sergeant Marty Brown from the down- town station who is also responsible for the gulf islands. Ms Collins says: There aren't many places for people to hide here. But there's still too much drink-driving, even drug-driving, and people need to realise it's not a game.'' But she is pleased that comments from the public show the police have a good relationship with residents. The station is a nice work- ing environment and it's clear that it's well cared for by posi- tive staff who are passionate about the community. They seem a happy bunch.'' Ms Collins says police are still seeing some issues with young people smoking cannabis but is quick to point out it's not the norm. But for the youth who do smoke, it's difficult to deal with when it is normal behav- iour from adults in the home.'' She believes in the merits of preventative policing and says comments on how police oper- ate on the island indicate that they are quite light of touch''. It's about stopping people doing something stupid and keeping people on the straight and narrow.'' During her visit, Ms Collins was also made aware of the issue of family violence on Waiheke, usually accom- panied by the abuse of alcohol. But the police have been taking some proactive steps around family violence and they have noticed that it's had an effect,'' the minister says. Waiheke police station is open on weekdays but police are on call 24 hours, seven days a week. The daytime number is 372-1150 or call 111 in an emergency.
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