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The draft Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Agreement is part of Auckland Council's Annual
Plan 2013/2014. This draft Local Board Agreement sets out key initiatives and projects for
the coming year and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board wants your feedback on the focus,
priorities and issues for our area.
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board members will be in attendance at the information sessions
listed below and you are invited to drop in and have a chat.
Walk-in engagement sessions:
• Wednesday 30 January 2013, 10.30am-12pm, Onehunga Library, 85 Church Street, Onehunga.
• Saturday 2 February 2013, 10am-11.30am, Onehunga Library, 85 Church Street, Onehunga.
• Thursday 7 February 2013, 11am-12.30pm, Glen Innes Library, 108 Line Road, Glen Innes.
• Saturday 16 February 2013, 10am-11.30am, Glen Innes Library, 108 Line Road, Glen Innes.
• Wednesday 13 February 2013, 6pm-7pm, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Office, 7-13
Pilkington Road, Panmure.
Submissions on the draft Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board Agreement and the Annual Plan
2013/2014 close 4pm, Monday 25 February 2013 and information and submission forms are
available at local libraries and service centres.
Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit
Have your say on the
Maungakiekie -Tāmaki Local
Board Agreement for 2013/14
5024269AH Under New Management
At Bear Park Kohi we
believe in an educational
environment, which fosters
communication and supports
relationships amongst the
children, teachers and
families. Parents, family and
whanau are valued at Bear
Park as an important part of
the child's overall growth and
development, and with this
in mind, they encourage and
provide many opportunities
for parent participation and
For further information
about the Centre and to make
an appointment to view,
528 0427 or
Bear Park Infant
Toddler Centre &
318 St Heliers Bay Road
Affiliated Provider programme
From September 2010, Southern Cross Health Society's plans only provide cover for
certain procedures when they are carried out by a Southern Cross Affiliated Provider.
Affiliated Providers include specialists and facilities.
For more information on the services we offer visit our website:
We can be found at 125 Ormiston Road, Botany Junction.
Ph (09) 250 1157
The Affiliated Provider Programme is available to Southern Cross Health Society Plans only. All other
Health Insurance Plans or Privately Funded procedures will be processed in the normal manner.
Ormiston Hospital and a number of our
specialists are aligned with the Affiliated Provider
programme to provide you, as a member of the
Southern Cross Health Society with:
• Agreed prices, contribution costs and cover
plans on certain procedures
• Streamlined prior approval and claim processes
• Arrangement of prior approval on your behalf
and we can even take care of your claim for you.
Under the Affiliated Provider Programme
Ormiston Hospital offers the following
• Hip / Knee Joint Replacement Surgery
• Endoscopic Balloon Sinoplasty
• Varicose Vein Surgery / Cataract Surgery
• Gastroscopy / Colonoscopy
• A range of specialised gastroenterology
Efforts fail to
save local man
By KARINA ABADIA
Only one thing went through dental
nurse Julie De Vasconcelos' mind
when she saw someone performing
CPR on a man at St Heliers beach on
January 11 -- get the defibrillator.
She had been sunbathing but did not
stop to put on her shoes. She ran
straight to Unichem St Heliers Bay
Pharmacy, grabbed the defibrillator
kept there and ran back.
Miss De Vasconcelos handed it to
the woman who was performing CPR
on St Heliers Bay resident Wayne
Samuels. Another man took out the
pads and shocked him.
Shortly afterwards help arrived
from St Heliers Bay Fire Station and
St John. The beachgoers, firefighters
and paramedics worked on Mr
Samuels for just under an hour that
afternoon but were unable to resusci-
Unfortunately in his case it didn't
work but in different circumstances it
could have saved someone's life,'' Miss
De Vasconcelos says.
She's glad she knew exactly where to
find the defibrillator, which had been
donated to the community several
It felt good that at least I did my
little bit to try to help. It was really
nice people pulled together. If I was in
the same position I would love people
to make that same effort for me.''
St John paramedic Lisa Bucking-
ham who attended says: It was a
combined effort and the nurse and fire-
fighters did an outstanding job. Next
time it might be different.''
Mr Samuels was married to Shirley
Samuels, the council representative
for St Heliers Bay Village Association.
Village Association manager Wendy
Caspersonn says: The community
really rallied around and tried to do
their best for him. It is heartening to
know people were willing to help.''
Orakei Local Board chairwoman
Desley Simpson says: It is a devastat-
ing start to the year. Shirley is a great
asset to the business community of St
Heliers. Our thoughts are with her in
her time of sorrow.''
Smartphone users can check the
locations of publicly available defibril-
lators using the free application AED
Craft sale at Mission Bay
More than 200 art and craft stalls
will fill Selwyn Reserve at Mission
Bay on Monday.
The sale will be open from 10am
to 4pm and will include food, paint-
ings, photography, garden art, gift-
ware, clothing and jewellery.
Stallholders from across the
North Island are coming to be part
of this twice early event, held on
Auckland Anniversary Day and
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