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Support @Heart this week
FROM Page 1
Loving hearts: Paige Irvine, 7, who had open heart surgery at 15 weeks old, with her mum,
Tonee, and older sister, Teighan. This month is @Heart Awareness Month and collectors will be
hitting the streets in Central Otago on Friday to raise funds for the charity.
Photo: CHE BAKER 628272264
Having had heart problems herself
(although they were different) made it
easier for Tonee to understand what
Paige was going through, but it did not
make the situation any easier.
Every week, 12 babies, one child per 100,
are born with a heart condition in New
The severity of conditions can range
from a simple hole in the heart to a
highly complex combination of con-
ditions and most require surgical
This month was @Heart Awareness
Month and Central Otago@Heart was
one of 18 affiliated branches across New
Street collectors will hit the streets on
Friday to raise funds for the
The charity provides much-needed
practical, financial and emotional sup-
port to families by providing travel
subsidies and care packs, and by hosting
coffee groups and special events such as
''Knowing that support is there is a relief.
If something happened to Paige now they would be there.
''Sometimes the support is just what you need -- someone who can understand and
give you advice,'' Tonee said.
An article featuring Ray Drayton
which appeared in the Mirror on
July 24 incorrectly printed Mr
Drayton's last name. The error is
Enough's enough: Thousands of people fill the main street of Clyde to celebrate the New Year.
Organisers of the annual street party have decided to abandon hosting the event.
End to Clyde s $12,000 hassle
By CHE BAKER
After a decade of helping others celebrate
the New Year, Promote Dunstan is calling it
quits on the annual Clyde Street Party.
Group chairman Rory Butler said organ-
isers decided to can the event because of
increasing costs and difficulties in running
Mr Butler said in recent years an increasing
number of people would cause ''hassles at
the gate'' with youths under the age of 18
trying to get into the event by pretending to
have a friend be a parent or guardian.
Other people would stand outside the gate
and listen to the music instead of paying the
''It's lost the atmosphere, the family
atmosphere we always intended,'' Mr Butler
Finding cost-effective qualified security
guards who wanted to work on the busiest
night of the year was also proving to be a
''That made life very difficult.''
The street party always ran at a loss, usually
costing $12,000 to run and generating about
$9000, but last year the event only
recuperated $5000, meaning organiser were
left with a $7000 difference.
The Clyde Wine and Food Festival at Easter
usually covered the shortfall from the New
Year event, but it too was facing increasing
difficulties around liquor licensing, street
closures and security.
However, its future was not in jeopardy, Mr
Sergeant Derek Ealson, of Alexandra, said
the closure, if there was no event to replace
it, could reduce the seasonal workload that
pulled police into Central Otago from
Invercargill and Dunedin.
MAKING THE GRADE
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child on their first day of
school, with their name,
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they started to
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School on July 29
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