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email@example.com NODDING OFF: Little Teri, 1, has a quick 30 winks while mum, Rose Jamieson, does the hard work. INSET: A family tackles the new St James cycle trail extension.
Many ways to tackle new trail
THE HEAT and excitement all
proved a bit much for little Teri
Jamieson, 1, whose family was one of
many to take to their bikes for the
opening of the new St James Cycle
Trail extension last Saturday.
While mum, Rose Jamieson, did
the pedaling, Teri sacrificed some of
the stunning scenery for a snooze.
About 100 people turned out on a
stunning day to watch the ribbon
being cut and to try out the track.
There were lots of children on
bikes; some people walked it, includ-
ing Bob Reid, 81, and his cousin Eliz-
abeth Brocherie, 71, who completed
it in three-and-a-half hours
The Department of Conservation
recommends setting five hours aside.
One chap ran it with his two dogs,
while another reached the top of
Peter's Pass in his wheelchair. It was
a fun day, with certificates for every-
one who reached the end.
Health hub vision
being put forward
By CATE BROUGHTON
HEALTHCARE advocate Paula
Thackwell says she is very confident
a 24-hour health service will be res-
tored to North Canterbury as part of
the proposed health hub.
Ms Thackwell said she was
advocating for a service similar to
the Bealey Ave 24-hour clinic, but
with paramedics and nurses instead
She is part of a Canterbury Dis-
trict Health Board group working
group developing the health hub in
There had been much discussion
about the location of the hub, and
the provision of out-of-hours medical
services, she said.
The withdrawal of doctors from
the discussion had led to an explo-
ration of other options.
Doctors are not involved, they
have shut us out and I'm disap-
pointed they have not come out of
So we have opened our thinking
for planning for the future.''
The use of St John paramedics and
nurses at the health hub would be
more cost-effective than the current
triage system, Ms Thackwell said.
A phone service is currently used
for after-hours patients, and local
paramedics can attend if deemed
However Ms Thackwell said being
diagnosed over the phone by a nurse
in Auckland was not satisfactory.
Having medical staff available at
the health hub would save on trans-
We are constantly reminding the
health hub committee that our popu-
lation is increasing and we need to
put in place a health service to grow
with that need,'' she said.
Hurunui youth to benefit
The Hurunui Youth Council is one of
49 successful recipients of grants
from the Youth Fund, administered
by the Ministry for Social
Development. Each application to the
fund is assessed by a panel of young
people, who consider the potential
benefits for their peers. The Youth
Council has been granted funds to
hold a youth forum during Youth
Week 2013. Applications for access
to the $200,000 in the Youth Fund
were open to individuals or groups of
young people, aged 12 to 24, who
had the support of a legal entity such
as a school. Programmes funded
include courses for disabled youth to
increase confidence and transition
out of high school; sports and
leadership projects; music and
World Wildlife visit
The Te Kohaka o Tuhaitara Trust is
hosting the World Wildlife Fund for
Nature (WWF), and members of the
Maketu Ongatoro Wetland Society
and the Matakana Island Marine
Club, at 11am on Friday, March 8, in
its office at Woodend Beach. The
WWF has recently been supporting
the two North Island groups as part
of its Bay of Plenty restoration fund,
which was set up following the
grounding of the Rena in Tauranga.
Its community conservation
co-ordinator, Jenny Lynch, believes
there is common ground between the
work those groups are aiming to do
and the biota nodes project under
way at the Tuhaitara Coastal Park.
Contact Greg Byrnes on
03 313 1768.
The results are in for the Inara
Herdman fundraiser raffle: 1st no
360 K Manson; 2nd no 26 Simo; 3rd
no 286 Fiona Westenery; 4th no 300
Bev Hamilton. The organisers would
like to thank the community for
supporting Inara so generously, with
the raffle earning $806 for her
cause. Big thanks go to the people
who donated the prizes and also to
The Warehouse and New World
Rangiora for allowing ticket sales
outside their premises.
Top Team contest
Amberley Rugby Club is bringing Top
Team -- the Sport Canterbury version
of the old Top Town television
programme to North Canterbury.
Children between the ages of 5 and
14 are invited to this fun, free event.
Turn up at the Amberley Domain on
Douglas Rd by 10.45am on February
17 to be included in a team. Bring a
towel and change of clothes. Contact
Katie on 021 286 7279, Richard
021 274 6540, or Caroline
027 228 1720.
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