Waiheke Marketplace : July 11th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 3 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JULY 11, 2012 NEWS Alby Mitchell 027 4384687 MITCHELL EARTHMOVING LTD PO Box 662, Oneroa, Waiheke Island Tel. 09 372 9808 firstname.lastname@example.org w w w.mitchellearthmoving.co.nz 3 REASONS WHY: 1. We maintain the quoted price (quotes free) 2. You'll get a detailed plan of action 3. All jobs are super vised start to finish CALL US FIRST FOR ALL YOUR EARTHMOVING NEEDS... HOUSESITES DRIVEWAYS FOOTINGS DRILLING RETAINING WALLS SUB-DIVISIONS SECTION CLEARING LANDSCAPING TRUCK HIRE Mitchell EARTHMOVING LTD WE ARE YOUR LOCAL ...So call us NOW for your free quote from Daughter honours dad in Dry July By VANITA PRASAD Tea please: Cancer support worker Antonia Petri is going booze-free for the month of July to raise money for adults living with cancer. She's doing it for her father Neil who died of cancer last year. Photo: GEORGE GARDNER Fighting spirit: Former Avondale and Te Atatu station officer Neil Petri was always up for a challenge. ANTONIA Petri, 21, has a lot of celebrating to do as her friends reach the adult milestone age. With that comes drinking and the cancer support worker enjoys a good Canadian Club and dry. But this month she ll be going without a drop in honour of her late father Neil as she takes part in the Dry July challenge. Mr Petri was a station officer at Te Atatu Fire Station before a tumour was found in his oesoph- agus. He died of cancer last August. Dry July participants, dubbed DJs, abstain from alcohol for the month and earn sponsorship to raise funds for programmes helping adults with cancer and blood illnesses. Miss Petri says the challenge struck her as the perfect way to honour her father who spent 25 years serving the community as a firefighter at the Avondale and Te Atatu fire stations. He was always up for a good challenge and I thought this would be a bit of a challenge for me. Miss Petri comes from Titirangi but is living with her aunt and uncle in Onetangi while she works on the island. She says the Fire Service meant a lot to her father and members have been incredibly supportive of the family since his death. When dad died we were halfway through renovating the house but the guys came in during their time off and did the rest. They would have been doing that a couple of days a week for three months. Avondale senior firefighter Shane England says Mr Petri was a self- less man. He put everybody before him- self and helped me and a lot of the guys out personally. Mr England says it s going to be a difficult challenge for Miss Petri but he s proud of her efforts. She s been wanting to do some- thing for a while, not only to remember her father but for the cancer side of things too. As a support worker who cares for a woman with cancer Miss Petri says she was thankful her father died before he had to go through chemotherapy. It s really awful what the radi- ation does and the clinic at the hos- pital is really run down and not a nice place to be which adds stress to the whole situation. Any funds raised by Miss Petri will help the Northern Regional Cancer and Blood Service which treats more than 10,000 patients a year. It s designated the money to improve its clinic with wi-fi in the waiting areas, new seats and new children s play equipment. Funds will also help build a heal- ing garden for patients in the ser- vice building. Miss Petri has already raised more than $200 and she s aiming for a big sum. I revised my initial goal of $1000 to $3000 after I started getting more support than I thought in the first few days. Even if I don t get to my target, every bit counts. Visit dryjuly.co.nz and search Antonia Petri to sponsor her efforts. Car park job should end today All go: Workers, heavy machinery and tarmacadam are visible at Matiatia as the front car park gets a new surface. Ferry users have been finding some- where else to park since resurfacing work to the front car park at Matiatia began on Monday. There were just a few cars still parked there at first light but once they had been uplifted, the crew was able to start with the first layer of fresh tarmacadam applied at lunch- time. Sixty-seven spaces have been unavailable while the works take place. It s expected to finish today.
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