Manukau Courier : February 25th 2011
3 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 NEWS EVERY SATURDAY 6PM -- MIDNIGHT 200 Amazing stalls • Food, Fashion, Fun 50 Authentic food stalls cooking up tasty "street snacks" and delicacies from around the world Free live entertainment. (All weather fully undercover) Phone 09 576 5223 or 027 689 9520 www.aucklandnightmarket.co.nz 3461016AO PC Sales & Repairs No Fix No Fee Website Design and Development Network setup and repairs Hardware and Software Spyware/Virus removal WE CAN COME TO YOU 0800 IT STATION 0800 487 828 Ph: 271 2081 283 East Tamaki Rd, East Tamaki TYRE SERVICE, MECHANICAL REPAIRS WOF $20 OPEN 6 DAYS • Used Tyres from $25 • Full Service from $95 • Wheel Alignments - $39 + GST 3477984AD Support the Warriors and help quake victims Rugby league fans can sup- port relief efforts in the wake of Tuesday s horror earth- quake in Christchurch by get- ting along to Albany s North Harbour Stadium tomorrow night. The Vodafone Warriors will play the Manly Sea Eagles at 6pm and all profits generated through gate sales will go to the Red Cross quake relief appeal. Red Cross volunteers will also work their way through the crowd collecting dona- tions. Rugby league ambassador the Mad Butcher and Sub- urban Newspapers Com- munity Trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch and his wife Lady Janice have kicked off appeal efforts with a $20,000 cheque. Both urge Aucklanders to dig deep during the main game and its 4pm curtain- raiser between the Vodafone Junior Warriors and the Auckland Vulcans. To see our brothers and sisters in Christchurch going through such unbelievable tragedy is heartbreaking, Sir Peter says. We all feel so helpless being so far away up here in the north. We might not be able to roll up our sleeves and pitch in but we can help finance the essential relief operation that will no doubt go on for a long time yet. Gates to tomorrow's match open at 3.30pm. Tickets are $20 general admission concourse areas, students $15, children $5 (12 and under) and can be bought at Ticketek, North Harbour Stadium and selected Mad Butcher outlets. Hospital leads support efforts AT A GLANCE MISSING PEOPLE Red Cross has set up a dedicated telephone number for people with concerns regarding the whereabouts of friends and family missing after the quake. Callers will be asked to provide details of those missing, including the location they were thought to be at the time. Red Cross will be able to say if they have registered with Civil Defence. The number is: 0800 RED CROSS (0800-733-276). The government earthquake helpline is 0800-779-9977. BLOOD DONORS No urgent blood donors are needed -- the New Zealand Blood Service says it has sufficient blood stocks in Christchurch and around the country to meet the needs of those injured. But it's monitoring stocks closely and will contact donors directly if it needs help. POSTAL SERVICES Mail and courier deliveries are suspended for the Christchurch metropolitan area and other areas serviced by the Christ- church mail centre will also be affected. The closure will also hit mail deliveries to other parts of the South Island. See www.nzpost. co.nz for more information. Help's at hand: Salvation Army and Victim Support volunteers are at Auckland airport to help people arriving from Christchurch. Photos: FAIRFAX MEDIA By STAFF REPORTERS MIDDLEMORE Hospital swung into disaster relief mode on Wednesday night, helping patients from Christ- church Hospital. Thirty-five renal patients from Christchurch arrived at Middlemore, says acute care and resources service man- ager Dot McKeen. The hospital was used as a staging post where the patients were assessed and then relocated. All were home dialysis patients who each travelled with a carer. Some are now staying with friends or family in Auckland while others are in separate accommodation. None are in the hospital, Ms McKeen says. Two orthopaedic patients were also transferred from Christchurch to Middlemore that night but no one has yet been moved to the National Burn Centre. Meanwhile, the names of more than 50 Middlemore staff who have volunteered to help the relief effort have been passed to the Ministry of Health. By press time yesterday, Middlemore had not been asked to send anyone, Ms McKeen says. Christchurch Hospital appears to be reasonably well staffed. It s hard to know what to expect in the coming days, she says. It s a matter of waiting and seeing. Obviously Christ- church would like to keep patients in the South Island. SALVATION ARMY Salvation Army service manager Ross Richards says two Manukau staff members are in Christchurch helping in the rescue effort and a team of up to six was waiting for the call from national headquarters. Staff will work in welfare centres around Christchurch supplying food, shelter and support to families in need. The Sallies also have a team at Auckland airport greeting people who have escaped the quake-ravaged city. We ll direct them to a shuttle that s transporting people to the support centre set up on Lambie Drive by Civil Defence. We re just being there to give emotional support and to make sure they re okay, Mr Richards says. ST JOHN Northern region communi- cations manager Linda Donaldson says seven officers from Manukau, Mangere, Tamaki, Botany and Howick stations are now in Christ- church. They were part of a large contingent that flew from Auckland airport on Wed- nesday morning. VICTIM SUPPORT Teams of Manukau Victim Support volunteers are out at Auckland airport. They are helping people as they arrive from Christ- church and directing them to the refugee support centre in Lambie Drive. Local Victim Support volunteers are also on standby to travel to Christ- church if needed.
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