Home' Papakura Courier : December 15th 2010 Contents 4 PAPAKURA COURIER, DECEMBER 15, 2010
GIVING YOU WHAT YOU RE ALLY
WANT THIS CHRISTMAS
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KiwiRail and its contractors will be hard at work over the
summer holiday period improving your rail network and
preparing it for electrification.
We will be replacing the rail overbridge at Clevedon Rd in
Papakura between Boxing Day 2010 and March 2011. The
road will be closed at the bridge throughout -- detours will
be in place via Railway St West, Marne Rd and Prictor St.
We understand the work will cause some disruption
- it is our intention to get the work done and return the
community to normal as quickly as possible.
We will be working from Boxing Day until 16 January.
Buses will replace trains for much of this time.
For information please call MAXX, or visit www.maxx.co.nz
For more on Auckland rail projects visit www.kiwirail.co.nz
We thank you for your patience.
Books to lift spirits
The gift of reading: Fairfax staff, from back left: Senior research analyst Louise
Worthington, group sales and marketing manager Sandra King and communication and
marketing manager Leanne Frisbie with Starship Foundation chief executive Andrew
Young and patient Valentina Saavedra-Cendana, 3, at the Starship Christmas party.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
By RHIANNON HORRELL
Festive songs, laughter
and books proved to be a
highlight of the Starship
Dozens of free books
were handed out to
young Starship hospital
patients as part of the
Fairfax First Books
It's part of an initiat-
ive in which more than
1200 books are distrib-
uted to Kidz First
children's hospital, the
Auckland City Mission
and Ronald McDonald
House in Grafton to lift
the spirits of sick chil-
dren or those in need.
Claire Cendana was at
the Starship party with
her daughter Valentina
who was enjoying the
music and food.
She's got chronic
eczema. We've always
been in and out of hos-
pital,'' she says.
received books from the
Kapai series, which
features the adventures
of Kapai the Kiwi and
focuses on New Zealand
culture, iconic locations,
sport and recreation.
The books are also
given to children in
decile one and two
Fairfax Media sales
and marketing manager
Sandra King says it's
wonderful to be able to
brighten Christmas for
those who will spend the
the holiday in hospital.
Books are fabulous
gifts offering both enter-
tainment and education
for children, while
improving the vital core
skill of reading,'' she
chief executive Andrew
Young says the books are
a real treat for patients.
We are truly grateful
to Fairfax for providing
such generous support.
The Papakura Courier is
a Fairfax Media paper.
Lifesaver: Elizabeth Power's creative
flair, care and precision has won her
this week's Thanks a Bunch.
A wonderful friend indeed
She is our lifesaver and
we can't thank her enough . . .
Clare and Georgia Elson
Clare Elson of Papakura and daugh-
ter Georgia nominated Elizabeth.
My daughter Georgia is a dancer
and from time to time requires new
costumes, especially at this time of
the year for her recital
Elizabeth, although having sons
only, willingly gets her sewing
machine out and whips up wonder-
She also mends, alters and helps
out with fast costume changes dur-
ing recital week.
She is our lifesaver and we can't
thank her enough for all she does for
us but Thanks a Bunch would go a
little way towards it.''
If you know someone who deserves
recognition for their efforts send a
name and phone number for both you
and your nomination to Thanks a
Bunch, Papakura Courier, PO Box
76-400 Manukau city.
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or
drop your nomination into Country
Floral at Roselands Shopping Centre,
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