Central Leader : January 5th 2011
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Proud members of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand Martin & Rosalyn Williams Directors www.mwfd.co.nz • firstname.lastname@example.org z Pay rise for city councillors Auckland councillors gave themselves a financial present just before Christmas. The Remuneration Authority decided super- city councillors would be paid $80,000 before the local body election. But since then the authority has allocated an extra $200,000 to the Auck- land Council to top up salaries once it decided on a governance struc- ture. Deputy mayor Penny Hulse was the big win- ner at the council s final meeting of the year, scor- ing a $40,000 rise. She will now be paid $120,000 if the authority approves the recommen- dations. Councillors chairing major committees also look likely to get a sub- stantial rise in their salaries. Maungakiekie-Tamaki councillor Richard Nor- they, who heads the accountability and per- formance committee, should receive an extra $16,000. That would push his annual pay packet up to $96,000. Head of the regional development and oper- ations committee Anne Hartley also receives the $16,000 top up, as does strategy and finance committee chairwoman Penny Webster. Summer heat can harm pets in cars By JESSIE COLQUHOUN Hot dog: Jake much prefers to be on the outside rather than locked in the car during the summer. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK ' We got there just in the nick of time. It was very, very bad. ' Vicki Border SPCA chief inspector Think of your furry friends while you re enjoying the sun this summer. That s the warning from the SPCA which is urging pet owners to be careful when leaving dogs in cars. Chief inspector Vicki Border says that can make them very sick very quickly. The most serious case she s seen this year was at the start of October. Adogwasleftinacar with the windows closed while its owner was at work. Luckily an SPCA worker found the dog -- which was unconscious -- and broke a car window to get it out. It was touch and go but the dog survived, she says. We got there just in the nick of time. It was very, very bad. People who leave their dogs in the car don t understand how it can harm their pets or they just don t think. Car interiors can get as hot as 70 degrees in as little as 10 minutes in the middle of summer, she says. And the impact on a dog is serious. It can cause major organ fail- ure, brain damage, unconsciousness and seizures. Vets have to cool the dog slowly and give it cold intravenous fluids, steroids to counteract shock and oxygen to keep the lungs going, Ms Bor- der says. We say to people: You get in the car and stay for 10, 20, 30 minutes and tell me you re not hot . Be aware that the heat you re feeling, the animal is feeling as well -- but much worse. The safest thing is not toleaveadoginacarat all during the summer. But if it can t be avoided, leave them with a bowl of water, park in the shade, roll all the windows down and stay for only a short period of time. And when it s hot people also need to think about their pets left at home, Ms Border says. Garages or sheds can heat up quickly too so it s important to make sure pets are left in well- ventilated areas with lots of water.
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