Manukau Courier : November 11th 2010
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SEE SOUTH PACIFIC LOANS FIRST 3036028AA Operation Heal needs you Operation Heal: Sir Peter Leitch, Judith Tucker and David Penny urge readers to get behind this paper's efforts to raise money for the National Burn Centre. OPERATION The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust BURNS leave their victims physically and emotionally scarred -- often for life. Fortunately medical ad- vances have reached the point where steps can be taken to minimise the long term impact on people. That s why the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust is so keen to support the National Burn Centre. Any one us could require the unit s services at some point, chairman Sir Peter Leitch says. Some of the cases referred there now are absolutely heartbreaking and its humbling to see how the staff and their patients cope in such extraordinary circum- stances. All of them are batt- lers and some are up against huge odds. We, through this campaign, can help by funding some much needed equipment to assist surgeons with their reconstructive and plastics surgery. I challenge the people of Auckland to join us in our efforts. It s very easy to bury your head in the sand and say it doesn t affect me. But the simple truth is it one day could -- no one knows what lies ahead. The Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust has so far raised over $1.5 million for various causes. Beneficiaries have included Plunket, the North Shore Hospital Foundation, Cure Kids, Hospice, Diabetes NZ, the Cancer Foundation, the Starship Children s Hospital, Look Good Feel Better, the Meningitis Trust, Kidz First Children s Hospital, CanTeen and Macular Degeneration. The trust has also helped numerous schools with liter- acy and drug education initiatives. Its work with prostate cancer awareness and the Parkinson s Society is well documented as is its involvement with the newly launched League 4 Life Foun- dation. The big difference is that every cent goes to the causes, deputy chairman and Suburban Newspapers general manager David Penny says. There are no administration staff and trustees all volunteer. They even have to pay for their own tickets to the functions. The Manukau Courier is among the 16 Suburban Newspapers titles circulating between Papakura and Kai- kohe. We are very much a part of the trust and this is a fan- tastic opportunity to lend our support to something of ben- efit to our community, editor Judith Tucker says. I hope all of our readers agree and help us make a real differ- ence through this campaign. Donations to Operation Heal can be sent to Manukau Courier, PO Box 76-400, Manukau or posted direct to: Operation Heal, Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland 1642. Samoan tenor takes top award A young opera singer who enjoys helping out hip hop artists in his spare time is among five recipients of Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards. Pene Junior Pati from south Auckland won the Iosefa Enari Memorial Award in Wellington this week. The 22-year-old Samoan-born tenor is in his final year at Auck- land University. He has been described as having a voice from the Gods by the Aust- ralian pianist and con- ductor Richard Bonynge. In 2009, he won the New Zealand Aria Award and the John Bond Trophy for most promising voice. In July this year he was one of eight finalists in the McDonald s Oper- atic Aria competition in Sydney and last month he won the Performing Arts Competition Associ- ation of New Zealand s Young Performer of the Year vocal award. Pati s career high- lights include singing the tenor solo in Rossini s Stabat Mater with the Hamilton Civic choir in April. He has performed in London master classes with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Dame Malvina Major and Sir Andrew Davis. When he s not study- ing singing, Pati enjoys helping young south Auckland hip-hop artists with their recording projects as a sound engineer, arranger or producer. Who deserves a special Xmas present? Do you know someone deserving of something super special this Christmas? Put pen to paper and nominate them as part of a yuletide promotion run by SkyCity. The winner will get their perfect Christmas gift up to the value of $10,000. Nominators have until noon on December 2 to write 250 words on why their candidate deserves to win and what their ideal present might be. The winner will be announced on December 9. Full details and an online nomination form can be found on Sky- City's Facebook page (SKYCITY Auckland), or left at the SkyCity atrium where entry forms are available. CHARITY DINNER It is being billed as the premier event of the year -- and with good reason. The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust will hold a corporate charity dinner at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre on December 3. Guest speaker Prime Minister John Key will be interviewed by broadcaster Paul Holmes during a night of glitz and glamour designed to raise funds for the National Burn Centre. Television personality and Newstalk ZB host Kerre Woodham will be MC and comedian Ewen Gilmour is guaranteed to raise a laugh. The evening starts at 7.30pm and will include live and silent auctions as well as music from Black Salt. Diners will enjoy a superb meal with complimentary beer from Lion Breweries and fine wine from Glengarry in a festive atmosphere. Tickets cost $1850 + GSTforatableof10or $185 + GST per person. Call Shandall on 531-5910 for more information or email her at shandall@mad butcher.co.nz.
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