Waiheke Marketplace : June 6th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 6, 2012 NEWS Cosmetic surgery | Appearance medicine | Dermatology Call us today: 372 2011 153 Ocean View Road, Oneroa Visit our Waiheke clinic • Medical grade IPL • Dermal rolling • Microhydrabrasion • Laser hair reduction • LiLash® (eyelash lengthening) • Cosmeceutical skincare Book a FREE cosmetic consultation with a Registered Nurse. www.skininstitute.co.nz Back by popular demand, 3 pleasurable winter dinners with the entertaining John Hawkesby A fun and relaxing evening, with the warmth of the fire place, wonderful food, interesting wines and an extravagant mystery wine selected by John Hawkesby! Polish your knowledge and be prepared to guess the mystery wine, described by John as unaffordable, unforgettable and a remarkable glass of wine. Wine lovers may be left speechless by the experience but no doubt John will have plenty to talk about! 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Proceeds will help buy four hae- modialysis machines for the first-ever dedicated Paediatric Haemodialysis Unit at Starship. The strain of Violet s illness on her tiny body means she will need to have her spleen removed this week and will require a new liver. She will go on the transplant list once her condition stabilises and wait for a new kidney. But donated kidneys tend to have a lifespan of around 15 years so hospitals and medication will be part of her reality for the rest of her days. Violet s mum had to sell her hair salon and now spends most of her time living at Ronald McDonald House within walking distance of Starship. Her father continues to work in Christchurch and comes to Auckland every couple of weeks. Violet remains a happy child through it all. This is normal for her, Mrs Wood- ward says. She doesn t know any different. She s not a very well girl but she s so happy, so easygoing and we just try to give her as normal a life as poss- ible. Mrs Woodward says Violet has never walked and is just starting to crawl. Dialysis only gives her about 25 per cent of the function a kidney would so she gets tired easily. She has a wee walking frame but you have to hold her up around the hips. Violet has been fed through a tube since birth and will have to learn to eat as well as walk once she receives a new kidney. She had to go on haemodialysis rather than peritoneal dialysis in preparation for her spleen removal and is confined to a bed for five hours a day, five days a week. Mrs Woodward can see the differ- ence Project Kidney will make. The haemodialysis ward is chocka. There are so many kids on haemo at the moment. When I look in there I think, oh my goodness, where will Vio- let fit in? Kidney Kids chief executive Paul Norfolk says the new unit at Starship will be one of a kind and just for kids. There are adult units in other parts of the country, but there are so many adults dialysing that availability is the problem. Children who are on dialysis are very unstable, so they have to come to Auckland for their care. Kidney kids deserve our support Projec t The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Co mmunity Trust Trustee: Sir Peter Leitch is urging readers to give to Project Kidney. Today marks the launch of Project Kidney -- the latest fundraiser by the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. You ve read all about the cam- paign on p1 of this newspaper and we ll be sharing more stories with you in the weeks to come. But first we have a message from trustee Sir Peter Leitch, aka The Mad Butcher: The reason I got behind this campaign is because of the effect kidney problems have on the lives of so many of our young people. These youngsters have the support of Kidney Kids which, unfortunately, is not one of the glamour charities. Mention kids with cancer and there is an immediate wrenching of the heart strings that always produces a generous response. But Kidney Kids is a bit like Allergy New Zealand -- it flies under the radar too often and it therefore deserves your support. Donations to Project Kidney can be made at the Waiheke Market- place, 1 Tahi Rd, Ostend, or posted to Project Kidney, Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, PO Box 92815, Penrose, Auck- land. You can also bank your contri- bution direct into the Project Kid- ney account 03 0243 0268896 00 at any branch of Westpac. Successful bid for library shortfall By GILL ALCOCK Successful submitters: Waiheke Local Board deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes and chairwoman Faye Storer with Waitemata and Gulf Islands councillor Mike Lee in the corridors of power -- Auckland Town Hall -- after hearing the new library project will receive an extra $1.5 million. MEMBERS of the Waiheke Local Board have been successful in their plea for extra funding for the new library project to cover an estimated shortfall of $1.5 million. Chairwoman Faye Storer and deputy chairwoman Jo Holmes were asked to make a presentation to Auckland Council s governing body to request further funding when the library project was more accurately defined. The budget had to be revisited after a closer inspection of the Artworks site which showed essen- tial work had to be done before the library could be built. The work includes relocating the rising main from underneath the proposed library building, construc- ting additional stormwater deten- tion tanks to reduce water outflow to the stream and ensuring it is not damaged by excessive water flow. Also not budgeted for was a third water tank to make sure there will be enough stored to cover dry periods and for fire purposes plus a new transformer to meet the elec- tricity loads of the new library. Now with the full budget finalised the building tender process can begin, Ms Storer says. The tenants will be out of the Artworks studios by this Friday so builders wishing to put a tender in for the library build will be able to access the site more easily. Work is expected to start in July and take 12 months to complete.
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