Central Leader : November 24th 2010
8 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 24, 2010 NEWS Domestic abuse can happen in any family or relationship and can have many long term health effects. General Practice is a safe environment to get help and information. Auckland PHO, Te Hononga O Tamaki Me Hoturoa in partnership with Shine are developing a Family Violence Intervention Programme to routinely screen patients for exposure to family violence. The programme is being piloted in Tamaki Family Health Centre, Panmure and Roskill Union & Community Health. Mount Roskill. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org Shine would like to thank Intimo Lingerie for their support with this project and for working with us to raise awareness of dom estic abuse through their Intimo Aware programme. Intimo believe that every woman has the right to feel fabulous in beautiful, well-fitting and supportive lingerie. Everyday. And every woman has the right to financial independence, professional pride, personal fulfilment and control of her own destiny. Together we are inspiring women to make a difference. Everyday. Always www.intimo.au.com 1 in 3 NZ women have experienced being abused by an intimate partner in their lifetime (Fanslow, Robinson 2004) White Ribbon Day is the international day when people wear a white ribbon to show that they do not condone violence towards women. White Ribbon celebrates the many men willing to show leadership and commitment to promoting safe, healthy relationships within families and encourages men to challenge each other on attitudes and behaviours that are abusive. These men from our local community have signed a pledge to show that they wish to put an end to violence towards women. Lee Elliot Senior Technician University of Auckland John Wilkinson Deputy Principal Mt Roskill Grammar School Graeme Smith Guidance Counsellor Mt Roskill Grammar School Chris Mc Girr School Dean Mt Roskill Grammar School Ram Subramanryen School Dean Mt Roskill Grammar School John Coore Manager Harcourts Albany Ian Scott Chairperson Auckland PHO D.A. Burns Family Court Judge L de Jong District Court Judge Judges Chambers Auckland District Court Kenneth Vaughan Owner Turkish Bread Max Abbot Pro Vice Chancellor, North Shore Dean Faculty of Health & Environmental Science, AUT University John F. Smith Associate Professor, AUT University Cant read AUT University Dr Peter Larmer DHSc, MPH (Hons), MNZSP, DipMT, DipAcup Head, Department of Physiotherapy Dr Rosser Johnson Head of Postgraduate Studies School of Communication Studies AUT University Tony Mac Culloch Senior Nursing Lecturer AUT University Nick Garrett Biostatistical AUT University Chris Webb Programm Leader Emergency Mangement AUT University Is someone you know in an abusive relationship? Shine (Safer Homes in NZ Everyday) can help. Call our Free Helpline 0508 744 633 7.30am -- 11pm Monday -- Friday 9am -- 11pm Weekends. www.2shine.org.nz Dr Harley Aish Bairds Road Family & Christian Health Centre John Wade CEO Iris Health Iris Support Barry Ayers Presbyterian Minister Pohutukawa Coast Peter Wogan Director Top Box Leadership Rawiri Wathan Project Advisor Department of Corrections Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM QSM Kent Favel Foundation Principal Principal of the Primary School Sunderland School Waitakere Dr. J. D. Clark Tamaki Family Health Centre 2 Clifton Court, Panmure Vaughn Graham District Family Voilence Co-odinator Auckland City Police District Dave Robertson Family Voilence Co-odinator Avondale Police Hamish Keith Journalist / Commentator Patrick Au Asian Mental Health Coordinator Auckland District Health Board Greg Watson Principal Mount Roskill Grammar School CD151256 Imported directly from Japan Flutes, Clarinets, Saxophones, Trumpets, etc Famous brands: Altus, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, Selmer, Keilwerth, Buffet, Bach, Holton, etc All instruments are serviced by DR TOOT Comes with case, basic accessories & 1 year warranty 95 Uxbridge Rd Howick, Auckland E: email@example.com P: 533 3330 M: 021 1770454 Foreshore funding feud By RHIANNON HORRELL Tempers are fraying over funding for the restoration of the Onehunga foreshore, which a community leader says has been reduced by $5 million. A formal funding agreement was signed in September between the Auckland City Council and the New Zealand Transport Agency, committing $28m to the project. This included $18m from NZTA and $10m from the coun- cil, to restore a series of beaches and headlands along the One- hunga waterfront. But Onehunga Enhancement Society chairman Jim Jackson says $5m has been taken out of this amount to cover contin- gency costs, staffing matters and contractual advice costs. As I understand it the proj- ect now has a total contractual value of $23 million, he says. Any of the $5m contingency funds that are not used are not able to be used for any additional foreshore work. He fears the project is not being carried out in good faith and says not all items fall into the contingency category. Mr Jackson believes part of the money will be paid to engin- eering consultancy firm Beca for advice on contractual matters. Beca has been employed by the council to manage the con- tractual matters relating to the project. They are not involved in the design aspect. He says each of the three companies submitting a bona fide bid will also receive pay- ment of $100,000 each to cover some of their costs. A geotechni- cal report of samples from the seabed has been commissioned too, with the results shared among the three bidders. It is moving ahead but not as fast as I would have liked, Mr Jackson says of the project. We now have the transition from Auckland City Council to the new Auckland Council so I suspect there will be a settling in process in the political area mainly. But council manager of parks, sports and recreation Ian Maxwell says the $28 million budget has not been reduced. This budget covers all costs associated with the project, including $23m for consent and construction and $5m for any contingencies related to the project over the next four to five years. Details of these contin- gencies are commercially sensi- tive. Mr Maxwell says tenders close on November 26. The contract is expected to be awarded by March or April. Maungakiekie Tamaki ward councillor Richard Northey says the local board will get a report on the matter to see if Mr Jackson s concerns are justified. I haven t had any internal reports on the matter since the new council has been in place, Mr Northey says. But they don t need to keep $5m up their sleeve. As far as I m concerned, it s all got to go back into the proj- ect. Maungakiekie Tamaki Local Board deputy chairwoman Bridget Graham says the accounts for the project do need to be open and transparent. There does have to be a con- tingency but I ll certainly be disappointed if any of the $28m is not spent on related expenses. Chairwoman Leila Boyle hopes to increase the $10m council contribution.
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