Hutt News : September 13th 2011
4 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 NEWS Integrity Value Quality Service "Wellington's Best Mechanics" Voted by The Breeze listeners For service second to none -- call us today... * 566 1640 19 Pretoria Street, Lower Hutt www.huttcityautoser vices.co.nz Paul says "One of our NZQA qualified tradesman will complete your service and we only use the highest quality products" Paul Bassett 3625280AF ENGINE SERVICE & SAFETY INSPECTION from $109.95 • Replacing engine oil & filter with Elf 10w30 grade oil* • Check & top up battery, windscreen washer, power steering & brake fluid • Inspect condition of fan belts and air filter • Adjust tyre pressures & inspect front brake hoses, steering joints, CV boots & shock absorbers *price for max 4L 10w30 oil & standard oil filter Hutt Motorway, August 16th 2011 www.freeheat.co.nz 04 586 5002 New Zealands BEST performing Heat Pump in cold conditions 1st 3630668AB 3624319AG 119 Jackson St Petone (corner of Sydney and Jackson Sts) Tel: 586 6441 email@example.com Come and visit us at our studio on Jackson Street, Petone Goldsmith • Designer • Jewellery Repairs We would be delighted to design & c reate a special piece jus t for you. . . dtodesign&createaspecialpiecejustforyou. . . Our entry into this year's Jewellery Design Awards (9-11 September 2011) An original design, handcrafted by Ian Johnson phr odite... HN072506EK/wh HON TREVOR MALLARD MP FOR HUTT SOUTH ELECTORATE CLINICS If you have an issue you would like to talk about clinics are held regularly at my electorate offices To book please phone 564 4988 WOAoffice@xtra.co.nz http://www.labour.org.nz MID AUTUMN DAY OPEN 7 DAYS 11am-10pm 95, Jackson Street, Petone, Lower Hutt Ph : 04-589 6199 3751778AD Dedicated crew: Team manager James McMeekin and paramedic Rob Clapham from Wellington Free Ambulance say they faced the same hazards as everyone else while on the roads during Wellington's snowfall but got to 100 per cent of their callouts. Proud paramedics beat bad weather By PRIYANKA BHONSULE Ambulance crews braved treacherous conditions during Wellington's recent snowfall to save a 14-month-old boy suffering from acute shortness of breath. Wellington Free Ambulance team manager James McMeekin was in Kelson on the afternoon of Monday, August 15 when a call came through about Riley Lawrence, who was struggling to breathe and trapped in his Akatarawa valley home. Everyone else was further south, so I was dispatched to the Akatarawas, with backup crews to follow,'' says Mr McMeekin. There was already a white sheet of snow in Kelson and traffic was nose to tail from Sil- verstream onwards.'' He says their vehicle got through with relative ease until about the last six kilometres, when where were no vehicle tracks to follow. An hour after the call was placed, Mr McMeekin arrived at the house, where Riley was immediately given adrenalin and oxygen. A 4WD rescue ambulance, driven by paramedic Rob Clapham, had also arrived by that stage, and Riley was taken to Hutt Hospital. WFA spokesperson Ross Cameron says Riley's mum Paula Wells was very thankful that in their time of need, when they thought no one would be able to come, these guys came through''. Mr McMeekin says the crew were thankful they were called at the right time. The parents were humming and ha-ing about it and he had already been sick for 48 hours, so we got there at the right time.'' While it was the first time Mr McMeekin had to deal with snowy conditions in his 15 years of service, it was not the first in hazardous conditions. We've gone to treat injuries at Red Rocks by Devil's Rd and there are always seasonal callouts, like trampers needing rescue. It was business as usual for us over that week but there was a higher element of risk.'' Ambulance crew get new uniform After nearly two years of consul- tation and trials, Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics have a new uniform. Along with a new colour scheme that fits in with the ambulance service's colours, the new uniform comes in two options -- a one-piece suit or trousers and shirt. The uniforms were officially worn from 6pm last Friday for the night shift in Wellington. The Christchurch earthquake was a tough final testing ground for the uniform but it proved itself in trying conditions and sealed the end of development and field trials. Though gar- ments from overseas were tried, locally made garments offered superior quality in the end, spokesman Ross Cameron says. The squad suit, trousers and shirt have been produced by New Zealand Uniforms while the outer jacket has been made by Swazi in Otaki. Check out huttnews.co.nz.
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