Kapi-Mana News : April 2nd 2013
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Greatdealsonhouselotsofcarpet.Atourlowestpossibleprices. Stocks are limited. Hurry, these prices won't last. IN BRIEF Local body reform to be explained Three public meetings on local government reform will be held in Porirua over the next week. The eastern ward meeting is this Thursday at the Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre on Bedford St, from 6pm. The western ward meeting is at Titahi Bay Bowling Club next Tuesday, April 9, from 7.30pm. For the northern ward, a meeting is being held at the Light House cinema in Pauatahanui next Wednesday, April 10, from 7.30pm. The Wellington Regional Council, and Porirua, Wellington and Kapiti councils are consulting on preferred models for regional governance: a one- tier regional body, a two-tier structure (regional body and community boards), and the status quo. Your local paper in awards final Kapi-Mana News was last week announced as a finalist for Community Newspaper of the Year at the Canon Media Awards 2013. Your community newspaper is up against Lake District and Central Otago News, Mountain Scene, The North Shore Times and The Star (Dunedin). The winner will be announced at a function in Auckland on May 10. Longtime editor taking new role After almost 10 years of editorship at Kapi-Mana News, Matthew Dallas is moving on. Matthew joined the paper as a reporter in 2000, and was appointed editor at the beginning of 2004. He has accepted a deputy editor position at the Manawatu Standard in Palmerston North, which will commence in May. Family hopes to pursue specialist care for Ruby Lyme sufferer: Ruby Penney, flanked by parents Darron and Rachel, is battling Lyme disease, a condition that appears to be a nasty virus but, misdiagnosed, can lead to serious health issues. Photo: KRIS DANDO RUBY RED TRUST JAZZ CONCERT Jazz keyboardist Michal Martynuik will perform with international recording artist Geoff Culverwell and six-piece session band VSOP on April 7, to raise money for the Ruby Red Trust. The concert is at The Tree House, 9 Harper Rd, Otaki, from 5pm. Dress theme is black and white and tickets cost $45, which includes a glass of wine and nibbles. Tickets can be bought from The Red House Cafe, Otaki Farmlands, Equine & Farm Veterinary Services, Sandbar Pub and the Big Salami in Plimmerton. R&B and jazz singer Roni Moe will also feature, and guests on the night include Rodger Fox and Erna. Ruby Penney s life changed the day she cuddled a kanga- roo. The bubbly 7-year-old from Pukerua Bay was on a family holiday to the Gold Coast in 2010 when, at a theme park, she left her parents side and went up to one of the animals. Afterward, her mum Rachel picked a tick off her. What followed in the next seven months was the stuff of nightmares. Ruby went from an active and happy Kiwi kid to being unable to count to 10 or remember the alphabet. She suffered fevers, hal- lucinations, abdominal pain and up to 70 seizures a month with ambulance rides and hospital visits part of life. Today, Ruby is on eight- hourly antibiotics and other medication to counter what has been diagnosed as Lyme disease. It was very scary, we thought we were going to lose her so many times, Rachel said. After specialist care in Australia and blood tests sent to the United States, a treat- ment of drugs -- costing $600 a month -- have improved Ruby s symptoms. She is back at St Theresa s School fulltime but continues to endure seizures and other effects of the disease. Every day is an unforgiv- ing and constant struggle , Rachel said with a huge per- sonal and financial cost to her family. The Ruby Red Trust has been established, to raise awareness of Lyme disease and help children like Ruby. As part of a case study under way it is hoped Ruby will see a specialist doctor in the United States. Lyme disease mimics other diseases and is incredibly hard to test for. We want doc- tors in New Zealand to be more vigilant in looking at the travel history of patients, because detected early, it can be beaten, Rachel said. Go to rubyredtrust.org.nz to watch Ruby's video, more information on Lyme disease and how to donate. Defibrillator project a boon for golf clubs Potential lifesaver: Nigel White from Wellington Free Ambulance with one of the defibrillators, Pauatahanui Golf Club president Peter Lofthouse and Porirua Sundown Rotary president Gordon Beattie. By KRIS DANDO Peter Lofthouse wonders what might have been had his golf club kept a defibrillator on hand in April last year. One of Pauatahanui Golf Club s members collapsed while playing a round and although CPR was admini- stered and the Westpac heli- copter arrived in good time, the man died. Mr Lofthouse is naturally enthusiastic about a Porirua Sundown Rotary and Welling- ton Free Ambulance project to provide each of the city s three golf clubs, Judgeford, Pauata- hanui and Titahi, with a defibrillator. The handbag-sized devices cost $4500 each, which includes a lock box and train- ing for each club s members. When used, defibrillators send a charge into the heart, essentially re-setting it. Sundown Rotary president Gordon Beattie said while they don t number many golfers in their ranks, his experience playing the sport told him it was a worthy proj- ect.Wellington Free Ambu- lance s clinical education and training manager Todd Mushet said the machines are easy to use. The golf courses will receive the defibrillators this week, while Porirua Sundown is hosting the Porirua Golf Challenge charity event this Friday to help pay for them. For details see rotary porirua.org.nz.
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