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15 Durham Street, Rangiora | Ph. (03) 313 4659 | Fax. (03) 313 4658
For further information please refer to our website:
www.durhamhealth.co.nz or call:03 313 4659 to make an appointment.
OPEN UNTIL 7PM
TWO NIGHTS A WEEK
Modern, purpose built, family orientated medical centre, conveniently
located in Rangiora and offering excellent family and general health services.
The in-house surgical clinic also offers;
• Vasectomies • Mirenas/IUD's and jadelles • Mole removal • Skin lesion excision
• Ingrown toenails • Immigration Medicals
• FREE nurse led ACC consultations.
You do not need to be registered with us to access these services.
New Patients Welcome
conveniently located in central Rangiora with off street parking
Rangiora Bowling Club Rooms Blackett Street Rangiora
Entry $2 Children Free
approximately 350 original works for sale - watercolor, pastel, acrylic, oil etc.
10am - 4pm daily
New faces, services
at Durham Health
Exciting changes: The team at Durham Health has grown and services have
become more diverse.
What's new at Rangiora's
This year has seen lots of
exciting changes for the
team, including new faces,
new services, and extended
The team of doctors: Dr
Stephen Brown, Dr Ben
Carpenter, Dr Lizzie
Madden, Dr Sandy Barr,
and long-term locum Dr
David Kirkpatrick, are very
pleased to formally
Dr Boswell joined the
team in June, and lives in
Christchurch. He has a
background in paediatrics,
and is in clinic Monday to
The nursing team has
also seen a few changes.
Julie Pace, Alison Cane and
Andrea Stewart would like to
warmly welcome Jo Miles.
Jo lives locally and has a
background in orthopaedic
rehabilitation and district nursing.
The nurses can now all be easily
identified, sporting new clinical
uniforms, and are available from
8.30am Monday to Friday.
Alongside a very comprehensive
nursing service, they provide free
ACC nurse-led clinics for injury
management, including wound
care, plastering, burns and
assessment of head injuries.
There are also some new faces
on reception, and these belong to
Linda Loffhagen and Tish Ellis. The
team is delighted to welcome back
The provision of an excellent
local and convenient service for
the community is one of Durham
With that in mind, management
recently conducted a patient
As a result, the team has
extended opening hours until 7pm
on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and
until 6pm on Mondays and
The management team states:
''We recognise that a great
number of our patients request an
early evening appointment, and by
offering extended hours, we feel
we go some way to meeting our
patients' and the community's
To improve their services for the
community, alongside general
practice, the doctors are able to
provide the following services in-
house for both enrolled and casual
Mirenas, Jadelles and IUDs
Skin lesion excisions/mole
For more information on the
services mentioned, go to:
Opening hours: Monday 8am-
6pm, Tuesday and Wednesday
8am-7pm, Thursday 8am-6pm,
HAVE YOUR SAY
We welcome your feedback.
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Does Farmer's want to open the
Unfortunately, it seems not to be
too insistent on getting a result
because we, the shoppers, have
moved our business to the other
Farmer's stores in Christchurch.
Farmer's is saying'' it wants to
come back, but it is blaming the
insurance companies. The reality is
that it doesn't need to have a shop in
Rangiora any more, because it has
not lost any sales in the process and
has gained more profit through the
closing of the Rangiora shop. More
sales with fewer costs like rent,
wages and power -- win for Farmer's.
Farmer's is just paying lip service
to the want to return to Rangiora so
as not to upset its Farmer's Card
holders in the district. The only way
it will come back here is if we make
a conscious effort not to shop in its
Christchurch stores and give it some
negative publicity that will tarnish
the Farmer's name, and then maybe
the people in Auckland will listen.
Until then, your concerns are
falling on deaf ears and you will
never get Farmer's back. We have
all been duped.
Response from Farmers:
The comments made in the above
letter are completely inaccurate.
Farmer's has, from the date the store
closed, confirmed its commitment to
re-open the Rangiora store and this
has not changed.
While we are obviously
disappointed at the length of time it
has taken to try to settle the
outstanding insurance matters, this
is a confidential commercial
discussion between the building
owners and the insurers.
Chief Financial Officer
Farmer's Trading Company
Town hall extension
Alistair Cross has got it dead right
(Outlook, August 24). The
sentiments expressed by him, I
believe, are the sentiments of many
ratepayers in this district and the
current council should heed this.
However, if past council
performance is anything to go on,
they will just ignore it.
October election time is nearing
and we now know who the
candidates are. I challenge all
candidates to publicly inform the
ratepayers of their stance on this
ridiculous (Rangiora town hall)
extension proposal, at a time when
rates are fast becoming unaffordable,
or maybe it is time for a public
referendum on the issue. Norm Riddell
Hawarden father of two
dies in farm accident
By ASHLEIGH STEWART
When Mike Earl left for work on
Monday morning last week, it was
like any other day on the job.
However, unlike other days, the
wife of the popular born-and-bred
Hawarden man never got to welcome
him back in the door.
Sue Earl is now mourning the loss
of her partner of more than 18 years,
after the 36-year-old self-employed
contractor was killed working on a
Police believe he had been strug-
gling with an out of control'' grader
when he died. His body was found
near the grader by the owner of
the property, and was pronounced
dead by a local doctor who attended
Mrs Earl and her young family are
coming to terms with the loss.
I'm okay. I'm getting there,''
The couple met when they were
18, just after they had both finished
high school. They have built a busi-
ness together, and were co-owners of
Mike Earl Earthmoving.
They have two young sons, aged 5
Mike was very hard working.
He worked huge hours over the
years building up the business,'' Mrs
It's only since we've had the chil-
dren -- over the last six or seven
years -- that he's started to have a lot
more family time.''
He had revelled in spending time
with his children and was sharing
with them his love of the outdoors.
He was obsessed'' with helicop-
ters, held his private helicopter
license, and enjoyed taking the fam-
ily on boating excursions.
Senior Constable Rob Ellis, of
Amberley, said the grader had
crashed into a bank.
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