Eastern Courier : December 17th 2010
4 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 17, 2010 NEWS TWL14576 GET IN QUICK! OFFER VALID WEDNESDAY 15/12/10 TO TUESDAY 21/12/10 Range may vary between stores. Stores only. A Available in most stores www.thewarehouse.co.nz Christmas All stores open until midnight, or shop online EXTENDED STORE HOURS! FROM FROM $1299 FROM FROM $1299 FROM FROM $1499 The Silver Fern Device and All Blacks are registered trademarks of the NZRU. MEN'S MOKAE A KIDS' RUGBY BOYS' BALL YS' SCORE MEN'S HOPUWAI BOYS S MEN'S HAWI MEN'S ANGRY MAN A MEN'S FLOYD GIRLS' LOVE WOMEN'S FLORAL WOMEN'S BIG TOP KIDS' CALL OUT KIDS' LOVE PEACE WOMEN'S NO.5 A Giving a melanoma lesson Beware: Adele Davey, showing the scar on her ankle after a melanoma was removed, wants to raise awareness of a disease which could have taken her life. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS By NICOLA WILLIAMS A teacher is working to deliver a lifesaving lesson. As the sunshine entices people outdoors Adele Davey is urging people to be vigilant with protection after being diagnosed with mela- noma. I saw a nasty mole on myheelsoIwenttothe doctor and they didn't think it was melanoma but got it cut out any- way.'' She was just 24 when a lab test revealed it was malignant so she had to get a larger section of tis- sue removed. They tested the lymph nodes in my groin and they came back posi- tive so I had to have those removed. It was a big shock but I was unaware of what the consequences were until I looked into it more.'' Understanding the severity of her close call last year has prompted her warning to others. Now I can't go to the beach without cringing at all the people sun- bathing. You feel like walking up to them and telling them to put some clothes on. A couple of years ago that was me sunbathing.'' Miss Davey and 14 of her friends and col- leagues from Chapel Downs Primary School will visit seven beaches on Saturday to raise awareness. We decided to go to the beaches and remind people in the nicest way possible to cover up and reapply their sunscreen often,'' she says. We'll have free sunscreen on hand for those who need a top-up and we'll be collecting donations for the Mela- noma Foundation.'' The group will be at Maraetai, Bucklands Beach, Eastern Beach, Takapuna, Devonport, Piha and Bethells Beach from 11am to 3pm. Miss Davey is relieved she had her mole checked before it was too late. It was a huge wake- up call really. You want togetoutanddoas much as possible because life is short. Nobody wants to hear that they have cancer, especially not in their 20s.'' Miss Davey encour- ages prevention with the slip, slop, slap and wrap message -- even on cloudy days. Everyone can burn, regardless of whether they have fair or dark skin. Always get skin changes checked by your doctor as soon as you notice them.'' The Melanoma Foun- dation of New Zealand is a charitable trust provid- ing information and sup- port for people affected by melanoma. It also works to raise awareness about the pre- vention and early detec- tion of melanoma. Go to www.mela noma.org.nz for more information. Get it sorted at Christmas By DAVID KNEEBONE Sorted manager Christmas is fast approaching, and while it's a time to cel- ebrate, it can also be a time when spending and stress levels get out of control. A few useful strategies can help you get through the lead-up to Christmas with your wallet and stress levels intact. Last-minute gift buying can lead to impulse purchases and Christmas costing more than it needs to. So before you go shopping it pays to plan ahead. Your family and friends are more likely to appreciate a gift you have thought about, than one you've just spent a lot of money on.So think about who you still need to buy for, what they might like and set a spend- ing limit for each per- son. To avoid impulse purchases it helps to make a list. Take it with you when you go shopping and keep to it.That goes for the Christmas grocery shopping as well. Think about how many people are coming for dinner and plan the menu. Invite family members to contribute. People love bringing their special dish and it's a great way to share costs. Make the most of shops offering free Christmas gift- wrapping -- this will save buying wrapping paper and will mean one less thing to think about as Christmas Day approaches. If you can't manage to get away from loved ones to buy their pres- ents or can't find the time to get to any stores, think about shopping online. It can save you time and makes it easy to com- pare prices and get the best deal. Avoid putting too much on your credit card. Unless you can pay it off in full within the interest-free period, Christmas will cost you much more than you budgeted for. Sorted.org.nz is a free independent money guide, run by the Retirement Com- mission. Its Christmas Spendometer com- pares the costs of dif- ferent payment methods so you can decide on the best way to pay for your Christmas purchases. The Sorted pro- gramme is part of the Retirement Commis- sion's strategy to help New Zealanders get their money matters sorted.
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