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66 YARROW STREET, INVERCARGILL, PH: 03 214 5260
HEALTH PROMOTION AND NURSING
86 VICTORIA AVE, INVERCARGILL, PH: 03 214 5123
SHOP 34, 159 GORGE ROAD, QUEENSTOWN, PH: 03 442 4052
NGA KETE MATAURANGA
POUNAMU CHARITABLE TRUST
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
Providing FREE Health
and Social Support with:
• Problem Gambling
One to One Counselling
• Alcohol And Other Drug
One to One Counselling
& group treatment
• Smoking Cessation
Personalised Tailored Plan
• Disability Support
information, advice & advocacy
• Maori Mobile Nursing
Whanau Health care
For more services visit www.kaitahu.maori.nz
Te Whare Hou
- 24 hour confidential crisis line
- Safe accommodation for women & children
that are victims of domestic violence
- Community based support
- Education and training programmes
CRISIS LINE (03) 218 9790
P.O. Box 1117 Office Ph (03) 216 1040
Invercargill Fax (03) 216 1045
Invercargill Women s Refuge is there to provide
support and information for you when you re
dealing with domestic violence in your life.
Core to their philosophy is a non-judgemental attitude
where you won t be told what to do .
Instead, Invercargill Women s Refuge is there to listen
and help you make choices for your safety.
An independent community organisation, the refuge
is headed up by service coordinator Cathy Robertson,
with a sympathetic and experienced team of 10 part-
time and volunteer staff.
The Invercargill refuge covers the whole of south-
west Southland from Te Anau to Stewart Island, with
Gore eastwards coming under a separate group.
Invercargill Women s Refuge helps and supports
women and children involved in situations of domestic
violence in four main ways:
Provides safe house accommodation
Operates a 24-hour crisis line -- 218 9790
Community work to support women and
children in their home environment and after
they ve left safe house accommodation.
Ongoing education and training programmes
for clients who ve accessed refuge services.
With a combination of financial stresses and alcohol
particularly to the fore this Christmas, Invercargill
Women s Refuge understands it may be a difficult
time in your household.
Their Christmas message?
If you need help or advice, don t hesitate to call the
crisis line and talk to them confidentially: there s
certain to be a way they can assist with suggestions,
referrals to other agencies or through access to short
or longer term safe accommodation.
If you d like to discover more about women s refuges,
please visit the national body s website at
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
You can't beat
a good carvery
Emberz Restaurant, Ascot Park
Where: Cnr Tay St and Racecourse
Price: $93 for three buffet Christmas
carvery meals, plus a wine, beer and
Suitable for: Families, couples and
everyone in a festive mood.
Bookings: 217 6195
Reviewer: Daryl Holden
Good value: Emberz Restaurant at the Ascot Park Hotel.
Outstanding. As simple as that really.
The waitress who showed us to our
table was professional, relaxed and
bubbly. We loved, too, how she
showed an interest in our son s toys,
which he had brought with him. It
was clear it wasn t just a job for this
waitress. She loved what she was
doing and that shone through.
Through the meal, table staff were
just as impressive, being quick but
courteous when clearing away dirty
plates and always checking to see if
everything was going well.
We opted for the Christmas carvery
buffet special ($30 for adults and $15
for children). It was well worth the
money. The roast turkey was
succulent and perfectly prepared. So,
too, was the ham. New potatoes,
roasted and honey-glazed carrots
and parsnip, plus broccoli and
cauliflower also went down a treat.
Master Finn loved the bacon-
wrapped chipolatas. In fact, he
enjoyed them so much he bowled up
the chef to ask for the recipe.
Somehow, two of us managed to
squeeze in some dessert -- pavlova
with cream and steam pudding and
The carvery buffet continues until
Christmas but the restaurant also
has an extensive a la carte menu.
Excellent. The service, food and
atmosphere made for an enjoyable
evening and at $93, which included a
wine, beer and a soft drink, it was
money well spent. You cannot beat a
Christmas carvery. We will be back
next year and we suggest you try it,
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STORY SO FAR: The
Invercargill City Council s four
parking wardens issued close
to $400,000 in fines in four
We asked if they were being
too tough or if drivers were
rightly being fined.
We are in a no-win situation with
The council needs the revenue to pay
other things. Meter wardens need
their jobs and we, the delightful
public, forget or neglect to put
money in the machines.
Merry Christmas everyone.
All about money
It s all about money. Try reasoning
with Ms McCallum when you get a
ticket that is not justified.
ICC council compliance manager
Debbie McCallum said her team's
focus was about ensuring safety
and fairness -- not financial gains ---
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