Manukau Courier : December 21st 2010
5 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 21, 2010 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Manukau City Cnr Cavendish Dr & Great Sth Rd Ph: 262 3252 Otahuhu 26 Saleyards Rd Ph: 276 2119 MC21/12 Normal trading hours Manukau: Mon-Sun 7.30am -- 6.30pm Otahuhu: Mon-Sun 7.00am -- 6.30pm CRISPY LETTUCE CRUNCHY CARROTS SUNRIPENED TOMATOES JUICY BEETROOT FRESH SNOW PEAS SPRING ONIONS CELERY FRESH CUCUMBER AVOCADOS MANGOS BERRY & STONE FRUIT We wish all our customers A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year ! We will be open for you every day through the holiday period except for Christmas Day and New Year's day Twenty20 International Eden Park -- Boxing Day 2pm NZC/SNL/211210 THE ONLY INTERNATIONAL CRICKET TOUR FOR A VERY, VERY LONG TIME V PAKISTAN THE NATIONAL BANK SERIES Honoured for doing a job well Long haul: South operations team manager Patricia Carlyle receives a service award for her 32 years with St John from Lady June Blundell. By DAVID TAURANGA After three decade of ser- vice to the Order of St John Patricia Carlyle still can't believe she gets paid for doing a job I love so much''. The Helensville woman who works in south Auckland was named on St John's Honours List announced on International Vol- unteers Day. Mrs Carlyle has been made an Officer of St John and is one of 86 people admitted or promoted to the order from around the country. It is such a great honour and a really lovely surprise -- my mum and dad are really proud of me,'' she says. Just weeks before the list was announced Mrs Carlyle received a ser- vice award for 32 years with St John which was presented by Lady June Blundell during a special award ceremony. That was fantastic and a highlight was see- ing people with more than 50 years service. That's rare and it was lovely to be recognised at the same ceremony.'' Originally from a nursing background Mrs Carlyle has risen through the ranks over the past three decades -- she started as a volun- teer in 1978, became an advanced paramedic in 2000 and began her cur- rent role of south operations team man- ager in 2008. It was while working as a paedeatric nurse at what is now known as Starship Children's Hos- pital that she was inspired to join St John's as a volunteer ambu- lance officer. Working in that set- ting gave me more confi- dence as a nurse because I was working outside the hospital without all the resources. It was really good.'' Mrs Carlyle went fulltime in 1985 and became one of the first female frontline officers in St John. Since then she has been stationed all over the Auckland region which includes working at every rural station -- Waiuku, Pukekohe, Wellsford, Warkworth, Silverdale''. In 2008 she returned to south Auckland -- an area she loves working in, she says. I find it very challeng- ing and absolutely love the people here. I've found the families of older people tend to care for their loved ones at home instead of resth- omes and I find that dynamic really refresh- ing.'' Even after all this time the job still throws up challenges but she wouldn't have it any other way, she says. I still can't believe that after all these years IgetpaidtodoajobI love so much. You have to wonder how many people can say that.'' HONOUR Tamaki station paramedic Rebekah Judd was made a Member of St John in the Honours List. Ms Judd joined the Mangere Bridge Youth Division in 1995, achieved her Grand Prior Award in 1999 and then became a fulltime ambulance officer in 2005. She is now youth manager of the Mangere Bridge division.
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