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Over the next eight months we will
be working in and around the CBD of
Whangarei expanding our fast growing
Ultra-Fast Broadband fbre network.
In that time we will be taking fbrepastthe
We hope to have all of the civil work
completed by the end of September,
although there will still be need for some
So in advance, we would like to ask people
to take extra care and to apologise for any
inconvenience caused to local businesses
and customers as the Whangarei CBD
fbre expansion is a critical and exciting
part of Northpower Fibre's UFB fbre
We will be working closely with local
authorities to ensure the build goes as
smoothly as possible.
The creation of Northpower Fibre's
the city and the CBD build will be a
big enabler for local businesses. When
the network is completed in June 2014,
fbre broadband network.
Fibre is a huge enabler and will be a great
tool for businesses, schools and individuals
-- providing faster data transfer, ease of
video conferencing, a greater array of
servicesandimprovedeffciencies -- simply
In fact, this network will be
transformational for our community
according to Northpower Fibre CEO
benefts of it. Fibre instantly puts people
in contact with the rest of the world - so
Northpower Fibre's network is very
important for Whangarei and Northland,"
says Mr Mason.
"Fibre means we can do business while
the other side of the world sleeps -- so
you consider the advent of e-health and
can be said for education in schools,
universities and those people doing
Mr Mason says as a communications
platform, fbre is faster, more effcient
and more reliable than copper -- and
Put simply, fbre allows you to work live
If you would like to know more call us on
0800 66 78 47 or visit our fbre website
Heroes in the sky rely on
help from the community
Rewarding job: Nest pilot Russell Proctor says it is rewarding to rush Northlanders with mainly serious injuries
to hospital. He is pictured here with one grateful patient being transferred from Auckland Hospital to Whangarei
and, right, flight captain Steve Couchman.
Photo: ROSE STIRLING
By ROSE STIRLING
To make a donation to Nest
go to an ASB bank and make
a deposit into the trust's
bank account called Nest. Or
use online banking -- include
your first initial and surname
as particulars/reference ASB
-- account name Nest.
Being a hero isn t an every day
experience for most of us but for
the crew of the Northland
Emergency Services Trust it is.
New recruit Russell Proctor
recently left his high flying pos-
ition as a helicopter pilot for
Channel Ten News Australia to
join the trust and since then
has been involved in multiple
rescues saving lives.
He says the role is very
Mr Proctor recalls flying out
serious condition after being
involved in a car crash at the
Brynderwyns in January.
The Nest crew including a
paramedic worked to safely get
the man to Auckland Hospital.
Mr Proctor says it was
rewarding to pick up the same
man four weeks later and fly
him to Whangarei Hospital to
recover once out of intensive
Just to see we do make a
difference for the people of
Northland is a great feeling, to
see people survive these
It s a team effort between
ourselves St John and the fire
guys and to be able to get the
reward of seeing someone come
out of intensive care to
Whangarei is certainly a very
rewarding part of the job.
Nest recently developed its
Facebook page to inform the
public of its work and the
rescues it attends.
It is hoped the page will help
people understand what the
crew does on a daily or weekly
The charitable trust was
established to provide a
dedicated rescue and air ambu-
lance service for the people of
Northland and beyond.
It relies on donations from
the public to operate.
Operations manager Dean
Voelkerling says it needs two
more sets of night vision
goggles which cost almost
$80,000 per aircraft.
Mr Voelkerling says the
goggles are vital.
More than 40 per cent of
rescues are at night.
It s quite a significant
amount of our workload and is
necessary in ensuring our
safety and every one else s.
A recent example was a road-
side accident in Kaitaia on
State Highway 1. A drunk
driver had plowed into a family
that were just 500 metres from
home. Goggles are needed to see
powerlines as well as trees and
tree stumps and to avoid
animals when landing in a pad-
The rural fire service team
works with us to set up safe
landing zones too, Mr Voelker-
Nest consists of eight pilots.
On a typical day at least two
pilots attend a callout along
with a flight paramedic.
They may take an extra flight
paramedic as well as a doctor
depending on the situation.
Nest started in 1988 with one
leased helicopter, a jet ranger,
but it quickly discovered it was
more financially prudent to own
its own helicopter.
It attracted some criticism
when a third machine was
But Mr Voelkerling says
maintenance work was needed
on two of the machines which
meant it only had one machine
to rely on putting, people s lives
at risk in case of two emergency
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