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THE TRIBUNE, FEBRUARY 15, 2012
linking home buyers with sellers Sell your home
Keep the commission
11a Martin Street, PN $440,000
27 Ake Ake Ave, PN $425,000
149 Oxford St, Ashhurst $275,000
3 Hill Court, PN
Saved by Palmerston North
home owners using Optimo
to market their home for
sale (to date)
Money that would have been paid
to real estate agents if Optimo
customers, who successfully sold
their property using Optimo, had
paid a 4% commission +GST
Contact Bryan Hooper
M:027 430 1005
"Optimo is the right way to sell your
We didnt have much success with our
house using a real estate agent, so we
went the Optimo way. We found it easy,
affordable, and it had very friendly and
helpful staff. Thanks Optimo!"
From thankful clients at
16 Battersea Place
"It is simple - choosing Optimo to market
our house was a great decision. Timing
was everything; in an ideal world we
wanted to secure a settlement date that
was just after the completion of our
new home at a realistic price and this is
exactly what we have achieved, without
incurring the usually huge real estate fees.
The Optimo model is a very effective,
pleasant and inexpensive way to sell
your home, so don't hesitate, give them
Kev & Philippa West,
38 Johnstone Drive
"We had our property listed with one of
the major real estate offices in Palmerston
North for 6 months with no offers being
presented to us.
Listed with Optimo and 5 weeks later
sold for a price we were more than
happy with, and we did not have to pay
real estate agent fees."
Would recommend any one selling their
home to contact Optimo to help market
Owners of 6 Marne Street,
for home and work...
(subject to area)
FREE MAKE - On
Showroom: 213 John F Kennedy Drive
0800 608 608
Don't Let Your Home
80 HIGH ST, BULLS (06) 322 1929
Support to face MG condition
By JUDITH LACY
Doing it to help others
Talitha Vandenberg is an expert on
MG -- the neuromuscular disorder
The Pahiatua 34-year-old is
putting what spare energy she has
into a support group for people with
the chronic condition, their friends
and family, and anyone who wants
to know more.
It's not a pity feast, that is not
the whole idea of it.''
Married at 17, Ms Vandenberg
gave birth to her son at 18.
Two weeks after the birth she
After having her daughter she
was stable for about three years.
Since then she has had two relapses
She also has to cope with the side
effects of her medication, weight
gain from being unable to exercise,
and pneumonia due to her weak-
ened immune system.
She describes her MG now as
Some days are better than others
and Ms Vandenberg knows first-
hand the anger and frustration of
She feels she can help others with
MG by offering support: Hey, have
you tried this'', or I know, this
sucks, doesn't it?''
The support group idea has been
germinating for a while, and now
she feels the time is right.
I want to live life to the fullest,
that has never changed.
And I want to be as helpful to
people as I can, and as loving.''
Ms Vandenberg works 20 hours a
week as co-ordinator for Heartland
Services in Pahiatua.
She describes herself as an eter-
I take a cocktail of medications to
keep me going, however, optimism
is the best thing you can wake up
Ms Vandenberg said she has been
judged for having home help,
because she does not have an obvi-
ous impairment like an arm or leg
missing, or because of her age.
You would too [have help] if you
couldn't brush your hair in the
Her children, now aged 16 and 14,
know how to help their mum when
she is weak.
MG is like a monkey on my back
popping around and saying boo'.''
My life is still lived and revolved
by it, that is my day-to-day living. I
do have to moderate my output of
Search for ''Myasthenia Gravis
Support Group for Wairarapa/
Manawatu'' on Facebook, ring
027 220 3138 or email
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a
disease that affects the use of
muscles -- normal communi-
cation between the nerve and
the muscle is interrupted, leav-
ing the muscle weak and
fatigued. The more a person
with MG uses their muscles
the weaker they get.
MG affects one in 100,000
people so statistically there are
40 people with it in New
At one time a person with
MG may function normally,
and at another experience
severe loss of strength.
It quite common to fall over
due to weak legs and not
having the strength to pull
yourself out of a wrong step,
Talitha Vandenberg says.
A sign she is having a flare
up is when she cannot look to
the ceiling as her eyelid
muscles will not keep her eyes
She says awareness is the
key. If no-one gives a voice to
rare conditions they will never
have the opportunity to get any
better or even find a cure.''
Soul band headlines Rhythm event
Tasty Brown will get
you dancing for free
Tasty Brown could be a beef pie -- but it is the name
of the Waikato band headlining Rhythm in Bulls on
The soul band has backed up Ardijah, Frankie
Stevens and Mark Williams.
Tasty Brown has performed at the Maori Music
Awards, corporate events, festivals, and the Balloons
Tasty Brown is going to have you up dancing the
night away to sounds of the old and new,'' Bulls and
District co-ordinator Bronwyn Meads said.
Bulls Domain provides the perfect setting for an
Ms Meads said: It is certainly like a mini Mission
winery concert, but you don't have to travel too far
and it's free.''
The fourth annual summertime outdoor concert
runs from 6pm till 10.30pm and is funded by
Huntley School's jazz band and rock band Kryptic
will also perform.
Bring your own drinks, blanket, chairs and picnic.
The Bulls Rugby Club will have hot food for sale
and bar facilities will be available.
Rhythm in Bulls -- Free summertime outdoor concert,
Saturday, February 18, at Bulls Domain. Concert runs
from 6pm till 10.30pm.
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