Waiheke Marketplace : May 15th 2013
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Heat with intelligence Contact the team on 09 4260332, 0508 428 324 or 0508ateach firstname.lastname@example.org • www.thermalsolutions.co.nz Slow down, you're here w you o y lo y w yo w u' w u'r Visit aucklandtransport.govt.nz/safewaiheke for more information Waiheke's winding lanes Job 1696_Waiheke slow down advert_04/13 Rescue chopper calls for support Vital service: The Westpac rescue helicopter service operates out of Mechanics Bay in Auckland. A third of the callouts are for Waiheke Island. Photo: GEORGE GARDNER HOW TO DONATE Westpac Chopper Appeal Visit any Westpac Branch Text CHOPPER to 3181 to donate $3 Go to chopperappeal.co.nz The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust is asking residents to get behind its Westpac Chopper Appeal and give generously. More than 5430 rescue missions were undertaken by rescue helicop- ters around New Zealand last year including 785 in the Auckland region. A third of the region's missions go to Waiheke Island. On Friday, May 10, the crew made three out of its five total trips of the day to Wai- heke. All the patients had medical conditions needing attention at Auckland Hospital. The next day, the chopper was called out twice -- both times to Waiheke for a man with injuries and two people who had been in accidents. They too were taken to Auckland Hospital. The appeal aims to raise funds and continue awareness for the 16 charitable rescue helicopter trusts operating around the country with all donations going back to the region from which they were col- lected. The majority of funding for this unique service comes from the com- munity -- from sponsors like West- pac, a proud supporter for more than 30 years -- and other fundrai- sing activities. Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust chief executive Bob Parkin- son says: We're continually over- whelmed by the generosity of locals, and are very proud to have the support of our community.'' Westpac director of corporate affairs Sue Foley says the country's rescue helicopter services often make a life-or-death difference for many New Zealanders. Thousands of Kiwis will need this service over the coming year -- the reality is next time it could be any one of us, a member of our family or a friend,'' Ms Foley says. We're encouraging as many people as we can to support such a vital service as every donation makes a big difference.'' Each mission can cost thousands and includes a mix of ambulance and search and rescue work. This could be anything from boating or car accidents, near drownings, broken bones or heart attacks -- even emergency births.'' The rescue choppers are like fully equipped intensive-care units in the sky, providing a dedicated 24-hour, seven-day-a-week service. From a defibrillator for a pre- mature baby to full life-support systems, they are equipped to deal with almost any situation,'' Ms Foley says. The choppers are called on when medics think getting a patient to hospital quickly will make a big dif- ference. They also assist with acci- dents in difficult locations and sup- port search and rescue and fire operations. The Westpac Chopper Appeal runs throughout May and is sup- ported by open days at the helicop- ter bases, a variety of fundraising activities in schools and community centres, and a nationwide street appeal on Friday, May 31. Westpac funds the marketing and administration costs of the appeal, and distributes 100 per cent of funds raised back to the local rescue helicopter trust. Initiative: BYO Bag Waiheke campaign co-founder Jennifer Fountain, left, presents NewGen kitchenware manager Jamie Smith with a Local Hero Award for his work in securing a supply of non-disposable bags for the store. They are pictured with business owner Jenny Amies. Store bags hero award By GEORGE GARDNER The campaign to rid the island of single-use disposable plastic bags continues with a Local Hero Award handed out to NewGen department store. The BYO Bag Waiheke initiative was launched by residents Deb Lyttle, Jennifer Fountain and Stephanie Bennett in February. The campaign has involved an art exhibition, education session in schools and, now, Local Hero awards. They are being handed out to stores that make a move to encourage customers to choose reusable bags over non- biodegradable plastic bags, which harm the environment. Verandah, Body and Souls, and Escapade in Oneroa, and the New Hope Second Hand Shop at the Ostend transfer station, are ''local heroes'', project co- founder Jennifer Fountain says. NewGen kitchenware manager Jamie Smith is backing the project and approached supplier Maxwell Williams to give the Tahi Rd store 300 reusable shopping bags. ''We were excited they agreed and have joined us on this mission to help Waiheke reduce plastic pollution,'' he says. Store owner Jenny Amies says: ''Reusable bags can often cost the customer, but we can give them to customers as they were donated to us. ''We hope people will re-use them for all their shopping needs because that's the idea.'' Ms Fountain says the store has shown ''real ingenuity'' in helping to introduce reusable shopping bags. And they are really encouraging people to drop inandgetabagtouseoverand over again.''
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