Waiheke Marketplace : March 14th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 14, 2012 NEWS 4435403AA The new rules come into on Sunday Two give way rules are changing Top of the 'T' goes before me Learn the new rules at www.giveway.govt.nz Same signs or signals No signs or signals (In all these images the red car gives way.) If you're turning right, give way This rule will apply at intersections where two vehicles are facing no signs or signals, or the same signs or signals. You will need to give way to left turning vehicles coming from the opposite direction if you are turning right. To make our roads safer, two of the give way rules are changing. These changes will affect all drivers, riders, pedestrians and cyclists. Remember to share the road, obey all road signs and signals, and make sure you know the new rules. When you're turning right from the bottom of a T-intersection with no signs or signals, you will need to give way to all vehicles at the top of the T. So at all T-intersections and driveways, including public driveways such as at a supermarket or hospital, think 'Top of the T goes before me'. 1015_MC_0312 Loren's big smile of joy and courage Star survivor: Loren Harvey, 5, who battled leukaemia, is one of the faces of Child Cancer Appeal Month. Flower fairy: Jackie Kerridge and Chris Reeve's property was transformed into a fairy garden for Loren, second from left, at the November SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari which raises funds for sick Waiheke kids. ONE of the little Child Cancer Foundation ambassadors for its appeal month is leukaemia survivor Loren Harvey. Five-year-old Loren made the front cover of the Waiheke Market- place last November as the star of her own fairy garden, complete with a wishing well, at the SeaLink Jassy Dean Trust Garden Safari. Loren was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in April 2011. She spent the next six months liv- ing full-time in Starship Hospital with just six days back home with parents Mary and Antony and little sister Emily. The period included her fifth birthday and what should have been her first day at school. Mum and dad used a shift system to make sure they could both spend time with each of their children. But visits by Emily were only allowed for two hours a week due to Loren s severely affected immune system and these were stopped completely after a measles outbreak hit Auck- land. Loren completed her treatment on October 10 and is now having monthly blood tests. In common with other child cancer patients, each test or procedure earns her a Bead of Courage. So far she has accumulated 740. Child Cancer Foundation spokes- woman Megan Horsburgh says Loren is now happily making up for lost time, while at the same time giving back to Child Cancer by being one of the foundation s faces. We look forward to seeing more of Loren s glowing face in the month ahead. The Child Cancer Foundation is one of the beneficiaries of this year s Ports of Auckland Round the Bays Fun Run this Sunday which is partly sponsored by Fairfax New Zealand, owner of the Waiheke Marketplace. The Child Cancer appeal runs until the end of March with the Beads of Courage Day street collec- tion on March 23. To make a $3 donation text BEAD to 206, to make a $20 donation call 0900 4 CHILD, or look out for street collectors on Beads of Courage Day. Catch the ferry to fun run Thousands of people will take to the streets for the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run on Sunday. Waiheke residents can take the ferry to Downtown for the 9.30am start on Quay St -- just get off the ferry and go left along Quay St to the start. Late entries can be made along the road at Britomart. The 8.4km route goes along the waterfront to St Heliers. Charities benefiting from the event will include The Child Cancer Foun- dation, Make A Wish Foundation and the Garden to Table Trust. The fun run is partly sponsored by Fairfax New Zealand, owner of the Waiheke Marketplace and its sister publications in the Suburban Newspapers stable. Entry costs $10 for children 15 and under and $15 for adults. Registrations can be done online at www.roundthebays. co.nz. Don't forget to read how reporter Lisa Honeybone is getting on with her Ports of Auckland Round the Bays training schedule. Lisa's blog can be found at www.waihekemarket place.co.nz. Four drivers over the limit Police caught four drivers over the legal limit of 400mcg last week. On March 6 a 42-year-old man was stopped on Wharf Rd and found to have a breath alcohol level of 587mcg. Two days later a 74-year-old man stopped on Ocean View Rd had a breath alcohol reading of 756mcg. On March 10 a 58-year-old woman blew an even higher reading of 843mcg when she was stopped and breath- alysed on Whakarite Rd. And on the same day an 18-year-old man stopped on Ostend Rd had a breath alcohol level of 150mcg. There is a zero toler- ance level for drivers under 20.
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