Central Leader : Central Leader November 3
18 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS EVERYONE who signs up for one of our available two bedroom independent units by 3 Dec 2010, and settles on their unit before 31 March 2011, will receive a FREE, brand new Suzuki Swift *- parked in your garage at the village. ith a fantastic offer like this, here's never been a better time to move to his friendly, well-located retirement village. Come and take a look around, view the units and appreciate the lifestyle benefits that the village offers. Kay and Sarah will show you around and answer all your questions. You're welcome to bring friends and family. W th th Ca ty The friendly village We have a good variety of spacious, fully refurbished units that are competitively priced Be in quick to secure your preferred unit. November is Special 'Open Village' Month: Mon-Fri, daily 10am-4pm. Weekends by prior arrangement Hillsborough Heights Village,1381 Dominion Road Extn, Mt Roskill. Call (09) 627-9174 or email firstname.lastname@example.org d. e +1-HHV-SWIFT-CL *Suzuki Swift XE Auto 1.5 - colours subject to availability. Stuff site sniffs out roving reporters There s a new way for iPhone and iPad owners to get inter- active on the web thanks to a new Stuff.co.nz application. The application is available to download free from iTunes, with a new assignment function. It allows the Stuff newsroom to give readers reporting assignments, turning them into reporters on the ground for eye- witness accounts, news tips, photos and video. At Stuff we re particularly keen to engage with our readers and encourage dialogue about news events, Fairfax Media group online editor Sinead Boucher says. This app makes it easy for people to share stories with friends via Twitter and Facebook and have discussions via text, pxt and video. Iphone info website Iphone newzealand was highly compli- mentary of the Stuff application in its review, making the com- ment that even the BBC couldn t quite achieve this level of polish in their BBC News app . The Stuff application is the first of a number of applications developed for the iPhone and iPad across all Fairfax titles that will be available in coming months. It is also designed to provide new opportunities for advertisers to engage with a dedicated market of interested, captivated users going forward. Visit www.youtube.com/watch? v=rqvOhMvEeNA for information. Leah brings a smile to Red Nose Day By CATHERINE HEALY Brave face: Leah Hickey, who attends Swanson School, has spina bifida. She has had several major surgeries in her 13 years. Do you remember the Red Nose Day song? Leah Hickey is only 13 but she knows all of the words to You Make the Whole World Smile, which was a number one hit back in 1992. Leah has spina bifida and receives support from Cure Kids -- the organisation that is bringing back Red Nose Day on November 19. The Swanson School student was recently invited to be part of Anika Moa s recording of the song for the 2010 campaign. I went with Cure Kids ambassadors to meet Anika Moa and record a video for Red Nose Day with her. It was a long day but it was cool. We had to wear a red nose and dance with Anika, it was a lot of fun. I loved being a part of the day and meeting Anika and her band. Leah was born with a lump on her spine. Tests revealed she had spina bifida, a birth defect which occurs when the spinal cord doesn t develop properly. She also had a heart defect and had an operation at just 11 months old. Leah then had exten- sive bowel surgery at age 10. In 2009 she had yet more surgery to correct malformation in her legs. I am feeling really good now and am waiting for more surgery next month to have the plates taken out of both my knees. I m hoping I will be able to cross my legs and bend my knees again, she says. Cure Kids -- previously known as the Child Health Research Foun- dation -- was established more than 30 years ago to address the lack of re- search into life-threat- ening childhood illnesses in New Zealand. I have met so many lovely and caring people who have helped Cure Kids raise money for research to help other sick kids to not be sick, Leah says. We have become like a family, the staff at Cure Kids and all the other ambassadors and their families are very special. Red Nose Day was launched in New Zea- land in 1989 and raised money for research into cot death. The last Red Nose Day was held in New Zealand in 1997. This year, the campaign aims to raise $1 million to fund research into life- threatening childhood illnesses that affect Kiwi kids like Leah. The noses went on sale on Monday at Paper Plus, Take Note and Shell outlets. See www.curekids. org.nz/rednoseday for more information.
November 5th 2010