Eastern Courier : November 5th 2010
4 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 NEWS IMPOR TANT NOTICE for residents ser ved by Auckland City, North Shore, Waitakere or Middlemore Hospitals RADIOGRAPHERS' STRIKE • Radiographers (who take x-rays and scans) are taking industrial action • During this time, x-rays will only be taken for life/limb threatening conditions • Some elective surgeries will be rescheduled, and some clinical services will be restricted. Affected patients will be communicated with directly. Important advice: • If your condition is not life/limb threatening but requires medical attention: • Contact your local doctor or Accident and Medical Centre • Freephone Healthline on 0800 611 116 for health advice • In a life threatening situation ALWAYS call 111 Your local District Health Boards apologise for the disruption and thank you for your patience and understanding at this time. 7am Tuesday 9 November to 7am Thursday 11 November DHB RAD 01 If you were in the care of the State before 1992 and have concerns about your experiences .... You now have the chance to be heard, in confidence, by a panel of qualified people who will be visiting your area. Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun for you to share your concerns. The Panel will listen and where needed a tailored package of assistance can be offered. State care includes children's homes, foster ca the special education sector, health camps and other residential health facilities. For more information call our freephone: 0800 356 567 visit www.listening.govt.nz or write to us at PO Box 5939 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145. are, Some memories never fade. CONFIDENTIAL LISTENING & ASSISTANCE SERVICE An independent agency supported by the Department of Internal Affairs AFF10067 nity TM Kitchen Tel: 272 8252 Fax: 272 8661 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 9 Barmac Place, East Tamaki www.tangming.co.nz Showroom Open Hours: Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm, Sat 10.30am-3.30pm WHERE GREAT KITCHENS ALWAYS COST LESS! KITCHEN VANITY LAUNDRY WARDROBES 2882064AC Residents welcome to local board Business begins next Monday for the Franklin Local Board. Pohutukawa Coast residents are welcome to attend the inaug- ural meeting where elected members, including three Wairoa subdivision representatives, will choose their chairman and deputy chairman. It's one of 21 local boards across the Auckland region that are now charged with developing a local board plan for the area by October 2011 and making decisions on local issues, activities and facili- ties. The meeting will be held from 6.30pm at the Franklin District Council chambers, 82 Manukau Rd, Pukekohe. There will be a welcome and local entertainment. IN BRIEF Red Nose Day Red Nose Day is back on November 19. Cure Kids aims to raise $1 million to help fund research into life-threatening childhood illnesses. Red noses, badges, wristbands, car noses and Jaffas are on sale at Paper Plus, Take Note stores and Shell service stations. ''Red Nose Day is the perfect opportunity to get a bit silly for a serious cause,'' Cure Kids chief executive Vicki Lee says. Go to www.rednose day.org.nz. Fruit and veggies This is 5+ a day fruit and vegetable month. Research shows that the 5+ a day mes- sage is recognised by about 80 percent of people but it is only actioned by 41 percent. Nutritionist Bronwen Anderson says more than half of the population need to eat more fruit and vegetables. Go to www.5aday.co.nz. Students show off creative side Top marks: Pakuranga College student Regan Cornelius, 16, made this water feature in his engineering class from aluminium balls and steel and it is on show at Uxbridge Arts Centre this month. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By KRISTINA RAPLEY School work doesn't have to be confined to the classroom. Pakuranga College tech- nology students are showing off their hard work at Uxb- ridge Arts Centre this month. Work from the textiles, wood, engineering and graphics departments from year 9 through to year 13 will be on display until November 17.Everything from wearable arts costumes to wooden fur- niture for the back yard will be at the gallery. Fabric teacher Bharathee Singh says students are really excited to have such a public platform. We are always keen to show off our students' work because they do some amazing stuff and not very many people get to see it,'' she says. Uxbridge curator Melissa Elliott says they are thrilled to hold such a dynamic exhi- bition. I'm looking forward to see- ing the talent our local students have and sharing their passion with the com- munity. It is an opportunity for the public to see what happens at Pakuranga College.'' Uxbridge Creative Centre is at 35 Uxbridge Rd, Howick. Phone 535-6467 or visit www.uxbridge.org.nz for information.
November 10th 2010