Waiheke Marketplace : June 13th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JUNE 13, 2012 NEWS John can be contacted at 09 927 9545 or firstname.lastname@example.org You can also reach him through 0800 737 738. John's disclosure statement is available online and free of charge at www.perpetual.co.nz As a provider of comprehensive financial services and asset protection to generations of New Zealanders for over 125 years, we re pleased to welcome John Bradley to our team as an Authorised Financial Adviser in Perpetual s Auckland office. John s working experience spans a multitude of disciplines across the financial arena. Most recently, he won "Adviser of the Year 2009/2010" for ASB Bank where he was Wealth Manager taking care of Retail, Commercial and Private Banking clients. You may have even seen him on one of his many ferry trips across to the island. "My clients vary from those simply requiring their money managed prudently, to those building their assets, to those wanting a regular income. I'm also able to ensure they have their assets protected through a trust or will through my peers in Perpetual's Trust Consultant team." John can offer you the personal touch of a locally-based service backed by the support, opportunities and added safeguards of Perpetual s national and international resources. We re a two minute walk from the Ferry Terminal, on Level 17 of the AMP Centre building. Contact John to arrange a complimentary chat. 4650700AA CONCRETE Waiheke's new smarter MiX Our trucks don't just bring pre-mixed concrete to you......they bring the ingredients and mix fresh and pour on site. Big or small jobs -- with NO wastage We only mix enough until the job is done and that's all you pay for! "The smarter way to lay concrete" Ph 0800 485 374 / 021 528 197 email@example.com A chance to see the Football Ferns Here's your chance to see the Football Ferns take on China before they head away to the 2012 Olympic Games in England. We've got a pile of family passes to give away to matches at Centre Park, Mangere on June 17 and North Har- bour Stadium in Albany on June 20. Each pass will get two adults and two children in to see some of the world's best women's soccer. Go to waihekemarketplace.co.nz and click on latest issue to access today's e-edition version of this paper online. Illness bonds battlers Project The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Dynamic duo: Joeli Vidiri and 8-year-old Tristin Mackay both need kidney transplants. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust is fundraising with Waiheke Marketplace and Kidney Kids to raise $132,000 for the purchase of four new haemodialysis machines to be installed in the first ever Dedicated Paediatric Haemodialysis unit at Starship Hospital. The campaign is called Project Kidney and we're asking our readers to get behind it. Flashback: Jonah Lomu and Joeli Vidiri celebrate in the dressing room after the 1997 NPC semi final when they played for Counties. Both men had their playing careers cut short by Kidney disease. By KERRY GALLAGHER Their stories could not be more dif- ferent -- except for an illness that brings them together. Former star rugby wing Joeli Vidiri and 8-year-old Tristin Mac- kay are the faces of Kidney Kids. The former had a stellar career with the Auckland Blues and played for the All Blacks before being cut down by illness. The latter met his challenges much earlier in life. Tristin was born with Prune Belly Syndrome, a one in 80,000 condition and was only given 10 days to live. But nearly nine years later he has overcome the odds and his mother Helon calls him a miracle''. He only has a third of one kidney functioning though and will need a transplant one day. Helon will be the donor. Needing a kidney transplant is a bond Tristin shares with Mr Vidiri, who he met last year. Both are teaming up to raise awareness of kidney illnesses. Mr Vidiri, 38, suffers from neph- ritis, a disease that affects the kidneys' blood filter. He has been waiting for a kidney transplant since 2001. The former All Black, Fijian national and Blues wing was on top of his game in the late 1990s. The then-powerful Blues had a strike- force the envy of any team in the world with Jonah Lomu on the other wing. But superstardom did not save Mr Vidiri, or Mr Lomu, from succumbing to kidney disease. Both had their careers cut short and each underwent dialysis treatment. Mr Vidiri realised his life expect- ancy would reduce drastically if he didn't receive a transplant. But to date, unlike his friend Mr Lomu, no donors have been found. Meanwhile he has been raising awareness about kidney disease with the Auckland Kidney Society and Kidney Kids -- a parent driven organisation set up to meet the needs of children, and the families of children, who have kidney dis- orders. Mr Vidiri is co-patron and Mr Lomu is patron. Mr Vidiri played two tests for the All Blacks and 11 times for Fiji, his country of birth. He also played sevens for both, and won a gold medal for New Zea- land at the 1998 Commonwealth Games. How to donate Donations can be made at the Waiheke Marketplace during office hours at 1 Tahi Rd, Ostend, or posted to Project Kidney, Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, PO Box 92815, Penrose, Auckland. You can bank your contribution direct into the Project Kidney account 03 02430268896 00 at any Westpac branch.
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