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NORTH HARBOUR NEWS, OCTOBER 28, 2011
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Great South Rd
Auckland - Hamilton Motorway
Mahia Rd Holmes Rd
Sir Peter's Sports Museum has been officially opened by the Prime Minister
the Rt Hon John Key.
The museum has a unique collection of sports memorabilia gathered over a
lifetime - featuring rugby league, rugby union, cricket, baseball, athletics and
much more. The collection will never be sold and has been bequeathed to the
nation by Sir Peter.
An excellent venue for all sports enthusiasts and family outings - as well as
large group bookings of up to 200.
The museum also shows major sports events on it's two big screen TV's and
has guided tours by arrangement, BBQ facilities and loads of free off street
parking. The shop at the museum offers a great range of sportswear, books,
posters and souvenirs.
23 Holmes Rd, Manurewa
Open Saturdays 10am-1pm
and by arrangement for large group bookings www.sirpetersmuseum.co.nz
Sir Peter Leitch's
Sports Museum -
The People's Museum.
Even the Prime Minister
has been there - have you?
The Prime Minister opens the Museum
assisted by Reuben Judson-Leitch,
Sir Peter's grandson.
This Saturday - buy the new Benji Marshall book
at the discount price of only $39
AND GET A STEVE PRICE BOOK ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
*Limited to 1 offer per person *While stocks last.
SMALL FLOCK HOLDERS!
We have taken over Bruce Fraser s wool business
and are buying wool in your area.
No lot too big or small.
We have established a depot in Kumeu for your convenience.
This season s hours are Friday & Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
We can still arrange collection from your farms as well.
Proud to be the exclusive
supplier to 'Originz Carpets'
Homegrown NZ Carpets.
Please contact 09 412 5811
to check opening hours and leave a
message if we re not about.
104 Main Road, Kumeu
Cardiac care gets a lift in new unit
A new $8.5 million Lakeview Cardi-
ology Centre at North Shore Hos-
pital officially opens on Monday.
The 25-bed centre houses a coron-
ary care unit, a step-down unit, a
cardiology ward and two cardiac
catheterisation laboratories, the
first of which will operate from
November 21. The second lab starts
The extra capacity will mean
shorter waits for patients needing
procedures such as angiograms and
permanent pacemaker implants. Up
to 14 or more procedures a day can
be completed, about double the
The centre is an outstanding
facility that will provide leading
edge care for Waitemata residents
close to their homes, Waitemata
District Health Board cardiology
clinical director Tony Scott says.
Cardiovascular disease accounts
for 40 percent of all deaths in New
Zealand and is particularly prob-
lematic in Waitemata. Having local
access to cardiology services makes
a tremendous difference to our
patients and this centre boosts our
The light, modern facility is on
the first floor of the hospital s Lake-
view development, above the new
emergency department and 50-bed
assessment and diagnostic unit.
About 100 staff will work in the
centre, which will also offer 24/7
cardiologist advice for doctors work-
ing in other areas of North Shore
Hospital, at Waitakere Hospital,
and in the community.
The centre s first patients will be
transferred to the facility from
North Shore Hospital s existing cor-
onary care unit and cardiology ward
on November 9. Better treatment
for heart disease is one of Waite-
mata DHB s top 10 strategic
Visiting hours for the coronary
care and step-down units, and the
cardiology ward are 11am to 1pm
and 3pm until 8pm. A patient rest
period runs from 1pm to 3pm.
Orphan Annie: Seven-week-old kitten Annie would love to be at your place.
More cats seeking homes
Pick me: Ollie, seven months, needs a home.
Adoptathons held by
volunteer group Cats-
nCare over past
weekends have put a
smile on organisers
We have been
bowled over by the sup-
port of the Rodney,
North Shore and Wai-
We would like to
express our heartfelt
thanks to those who
made the effort to meet
up with our abandoned
waifs and strays, vol-
unteer Helen Stancliffe
Smiles and tears
mingled as new owners
rejoiced and the
fosterers saw the
animals they tempor-
arily took care of off to
their new permanent
The last two adop-
tathons for this year
will be held tomorrow,
and on November 26,
from 8.30am to
12.30pm at the NZ Red
Cross Hall in
A number of cats,
kittens and adolescents
will be available for
adoption ranging in age
from just seven weeks
old to a stunning part-
tortie called Caitlin.
It has been a huge
amount of work but so
worth the effort. We ve
met some fabulous
people and we feel con-
fident that all of our
cats have gone off to
caring homes, Helen
Check out the newest
arrivals at CatsnCare
or visit www.catsncare.
org.nz for information.
Young people urged to sign up
Signing up: Registrar of electors Sandy Sharp helps Bronson Reti in Albany
Village to enrol for the November 26 general election.
Young people were targeted in
Albany Village during a campaign
to get people on the electoral roll.
We have 120,000 young people
not enrolled to vote in this year s
general election nationally and
about 3000 local 18 to 24-year-
olds who qualify to enrol but have
not registered as yet, registrar of
electors Sandy Sharp says.
She says the campaign
targeting the next generation in
North Harbour was aimed par-
ticularly at students.
Mrs Sharp is determined to
improve those statistics in the
North Harbour region.
Bronson Reti enrolled in Albany
Village and will be a first-time
This year is really important --
as well as voting for who you want
to represent you in Parliament,
you re voting on the way you will
make those choices in the future,
Mrs Sharp says.
Enrolment forms are available
by freetexting your name and
address to 3676, or visit
www.elections.org.nz, any Post-
Shop or call 0800-36-76-56.
People can also check and
update their details at the
More information about enrolling
and voting is available from
www.elections. org.nz , or join
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