126 days ago

New Lynn school students named: Fred Hollows Humanity Awards

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Zoey Wood and Amelia Bettany Barr have been crowned finalists in the Fred Hollows Humanity Awards.

The Arahoe School learners are among 10 finalists from around the country chosen for their efforts to improve the world around them.

The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ aims to thwart avoidable blindness in the Pacific and to give people permanent access to quality eye care.

Arahoe School teacher Amanda Kemp nominated Zoey, 10 for the awards.

Zoey was diagnosed with cataracts in 2019 and only had sight in one eye for a year.

"She possesses the most outstanding attitude towards her school life, is a leader amongst her friends and her can-do attitude has not slowed her down,' Kemp said.

In July, the Titirangi youngster had her cataracts removed "and this has not impacted her attitude towards all she does any differently."

Amelia, from Glen Eden, was nominated by her teacher, Bridget Dymock-Johnson.

Amelia,11 showed great initiative and spent time researching the Fred Hollows Foundation NZ before delivering her speech in front of the class.

"Amelia is kind and helpful.

"When someone doesn't have a group she invites them to join her," Dymock-Johnson said.

"Her words towards others are always kind."

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2 days ago

Importance of MMR vaccine to protect vulnerable brought home

Carly Gooch Reporter from The Nelson Mail

A Nelson man was pretty happy to avoid vaccinations at school but as an adult, he's learned the merits of being immunised and the reasons why it's so important.

12 hours ago

Green Gables Open Home this weekend

Oceania (Green Gables)

Come and discover our luxury Care Suites at Oceania’s Green Gables on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March. Located right in the heart of sunny Nelson, our Care Suites offer Rest Home and Hospital level care with all the comforts of home.

Join us for a special Care Suite presentation, followed by a tour and some refreshments, on the hour every hour from 10am, with the last presentation at 2pm.

We look forward to seeing you at Green Gables, located at 241 Bridge Street, The Wood, Nelson.
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2 days ago

Join us for Round the Backyard!

Round The Bays

NZ's largest fun run goes virtual! Join us for the first-ever Ports of Auckland Round the Backyard - it’s a way for us all to band together while keeping safe in our own backyards.

You can walk, jog or run your own 8.4km course wherever you want - whether it be in your own backyard, neighbourhood or a nearby park.

There will be live leaderboards, an interactive course map and participant places in real-time, so you can have healthy rivalry between friends – all via a handy app!

Wanna learn more? Head to our website www.roundthebays.co.nz
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