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2006 TOYOTA VITZ
What a great wee vehicle!!
Featuring a 1.3L VVTI engine and automatic
gear box this is a real fuel saver while still
plenty of peep to get around. Alloys and a
great colour make this Vitz stand out from the crowd and on 89km on the clock.
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2006 HONDA ACCORD S
Another stunning import from the land of
the rising sun. Our buyer has been working
overtime to secure these fantastic vehicles
for us to offer. This s type Accord wagon is
loaded with features and looks great. 2.4L tiptronic, alloys, body kit, tinted
windows, far too many extras to list.
2004 HONDA STREAM S
Great colour, 7 seats, all wheel drive,
and need I say more? Hondas have
a great reputation for being reliable
trouble free vehicles and this one is no
different. Plenty of get up and go from the 2L Vtec engine and automatic
transmission. All wheel drive keeps it firmly planted on the road and
HEAPS of room for the kids and there friends. Test drive this beauty today
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AN OTATARA DIAMOND CARES FOR RWANDA
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Offwego:Anne Dymond on a scooter ready to go to a village to vaccinate children. The man on the
scooter would not take his helmet off to have his photo taken because he did not want to be seen
with mzungo, a white, grey haired woman.
Close bond: Anne Dymond with a Rwandan
mother who is about to have her seventh child.
Mrs Dymond said it felt like they were sisters,
both having seven children.
Busy clinic: Mothers visiting Nyarugunga health centre to have their babies
vaccinated. The clinic runs three times a week and is always very busy.
The bomb killed four people.
Mrs Dymond may not have seen it but it
still reminded her how far away she was
from home -- it was a ''lonely patch''.
Despite the ups and the downs, the conflicts
and constant staring from people who had
never seen a ''mzungo'' -- a word for a white
person -- Mrs Dymond grew very fond of the
country, it's people and her work there.
Based in a health centre surrounded by 28
villages, Mrs Dymond was confronted with
some horrific scenarios and some breath-
But she felt rewarded as she passed her
valuable knowledge from her time at
Southland Hospital on to nurses who treat
hundreds of people a week.
One of her most satisfying moments was
setting up an outreach clinic in a village,
which backed on to the health centre. The
village was home to about 60 prostitutes
and their families.
The women charged about 30 cents for sex,
more if the man didn't have a condom. The
village was consequently 85 per cent HIV
The women were often too embarrassed to
take their children to the health centre
because of the judgement they received.
So Mrs Dymond, along with several
colleagues, set up the outreach clinic, a
place where the women could feel
comfortable to take their children and get
help. They took supplies, including 2000
condoms, which was ''about a week's
Since returning home Mrs Dymond has
been giving public talks, raising awareness
about the country and the hardships the
people there face, and the history of the
The mother of seven said at times she felt
helpless when she was there.
''You feel a mixture of emotions, of guilt
and anger about how could this have
happened?'' she says.
Nineteen years ago she had just had
another baby and was leading a ''great life''
while people in Rwanda were being
murdered, their families destroyed and
many left traumatised by the
genocide the ravaged the
''There's just something about
the people, I think they are
just very damaged,'' she said.
''It's going to take a couple of
generations to heal. It must of
So the memories of her travels
are still very fresh and
somewhat raw for the
passionate and generous midwife.
It seems like only yesterday she was
holding a new-born Rwandan baby, the
future of the country very much in an
Otatara mum's hands.
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