Waiheke Marketplace : May 8th 2013
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MAY 8, 2013 NEWS Villas priced from $365,000 Waiheke Island -- there's no better place to live your life. Enjoy your piece of paradise and more. 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by calling Libby on 372 2820. She can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas. energi _J13690WMP CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP aucklandtransport.govt.nz Slow down around schools. With children now heading back to school, Auckland Transport is reminding drivers to slow down around schools. On average, 107 Auckland children are hospitalised each year as a result of incidents involving excessive speed near schools. Research has shown that speeds of 40km/h or less significantly lower the severity of injury if a child is struck by a vehicle. A child hit at 45km/h has a 50 per cent chance of survival. This reduces to a 10 per cent survival rate at 50km/h. Editor George Gardner email@example.com Reporter Diana Worthy firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Sales Gail Hughes (manager) email@example.com Vanessa Pace firstname.lastname@example.org Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady email@example.com accounts@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz 7,680 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 12) Delivered each Wednesday to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, Crown Plaza, CBD & Devonport Library). Ph 09 372 9231 Office: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz $5000 boost for expectant mums By GEORGE GARDNER Deserving donation: The Jassy Dean Trust has given $5000 towards the purchase of foetal monitoring equipment for Waiheke Island midwives. Campaign co-ordinator Dr Randall Farrant, right, receives the cheque from trust chairman Greg Dean, left. They are pictured with the Farrant children, Rui, 8, back left, Anais, 6, front, and Anam, 10, with midwife Kirsten Kesting. A campaign to help expecting mums got a boost just before Mother s Day when the Jassy Dean Trust donated half the cost of new foetal monitoring equipment. Waiheke midwives need $10,000 to buy a cardiotoco- graphy monitor so they can help mums-to-be make an informed decision about a home birth or whether to go to hospital on the mainland. The fundraiser was initiated by Dr Randall Farrant of Vital Wellbeing Family Chiropractic earlier this year. Midwives have the use of an older monitor but Dr Farrant says the new unit will give families the confidence they need about the choices they make at such a critical time. Midwife Kirsten Kesting says the most common situ- ation where the equipment is needed occurs when the mother is overdue. One week past the due date we have to monitor the babies quite closely. We have to check the heart rate, and that the placenta is still supplying oxy- gen and nutrients to the baby. Heavily pregnant mothers sometimes have to make the trip to Auckland every other day for monitoring. With the new equipment we will be able to do accurate digital readings and print outs on the island. The Jassy Dean Trust was set up in 1993 to help sick Waiheke Island children and their families. It also funds programmes that enhance the wellbeing of children. Jassy Dean Trust chairman Greg Dean says the $5000 donation towards the cardiotocography monitor is a no-brainer . We put a lot of resources into helping get families to and from Auckland, with the aid of SeaLink and Fullers. We want this equipment to be on the island so families don t have to travel. We sup- port initiatives to increase our medical systems on-island for kids and we want to help mini- mise the inconvenience of seeking medical treatment on the mainland. If it makes a difference to the life of a child and can help expecting mothers feel calmer, then both benefit. The campaign made nearly $1000 at a Kids Day Out fund- raiser this month. Dr Farrant is also applying to the Waiheke Local Board for discretionary funding in its last round of the financial year. Donations online to Vital Wellbeing, account number: 12-3114-0138968-00. Please use FHM FD as the particulars and your name as the reference. Phone Vital Wellbeing Family Chiropractic on 372 5858.
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