Eastern Courier : January 5th 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 5, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 39,297 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/Friday to Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. Box 76-400, Manukau City. www.easterncourier.co.nz THIS SATURDAY And every Saturday afterwards 6PM - MIDNIGHT Free live entertainment, 200 stalls, 50 food stalls, Xmas bargains, arts n crafts, fashionware, antiques, electronic games, rides. All weather, in the carpark under The Warehouse, Westfield Pakuranga Plaza Phone 576 5223 or 027 689 9520 WOF only $20 Tyres from $25 Wheel Alignment from $35 TYRE WORLD & AUTO LTD WOF & Full Service only $170 With this coupon Conditions apply 153 EAST TAMAKI RD - 274 3220 (next to Wendys & Caltex/Papatoetoe-East Tamaki off ramp) 170 BAIRDS RD - 271 3330 (corner East Tamaki & Bairds Rd, opposite Otara Shopping Centre) FULL MECHANICAL SERVICES D E F G H IJ 2764075AK Ph: (09) 523 3030 AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE @ PEACH PARADE 29a Peach Parade Cnr Greenlane East & Peach Parade Remuera, Auckland Mon-Thurs After Hours, Weekends and Public Holidays. DENTIST OPEN AFFORDABLE VETERINARY CARE! Great South Vets Ph: 278 4165 785 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe Between DB Breweries & Grange Golf Course Mon-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat 9am-5pm Sun 10am-4pm • Pub. Hols. Closed www.greatsouthvets.co.nz Consultation all pets $29 Breeder Vaccination $25 Vaccination Cat $29 Vaccination Dog $29 Spay Female Cat $49 Spay Female Dog from $98 Neuter Male Cat $29 Neuter Male Dog from $89 Microchip Cat $25 Microchip Dog $25 Dental Cat $89 Dental Dog $98 No appointment necessary for consultations OPEN 7 DAYS Tips for stress-free driving Some simple tips can help avoid vehicle accidents. Planning ahead will relieve stress. Have enough rest beforehand and share the driving. Allow plenty of time and schedule breaks. Sort out entertain- ment and refreshments to keep kids occupied. Think about the route you'll take -- how safe are the roads you are plan- ning to travel on? For information and risk maps for state highways go to www.kiwirap.co.nz. Make sure your car is safe and well maintained. Loose items can be dangerous, make sure everything is safely packed away. Drive to the con- ditions. If you're going to drink, plan a safe way home. Expect the unexpected -- there could be a queue, a bike or even a horse around the corner. Don't lock dog in car -- SPCA By JESSIE COLQUHOUN Hot dog: Jake much prefers to be on the outside rather than locked in the car during the summer. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK Think of your furry friends while you're enjoying the sun this summer. That's the warning from the SPCA which is urging pet owners to be careful when leaving dogs in cars. Chief inspector Vicki Border says that can make them very sick very quickly. The most serious case she's seen this year was at the start of October. Adogwasleftinacarwith the windows closed while its owner was at work. Luckily an SPCA worker found the dog -- which was unconscious -- and broke a car window to get it out. It was touch and go but the dog survived, Ms Border says. We got there just in the nick of time. It was very, very bad.'' People who leave their dogs in the car don't understand how it can harm their pets or they just don't think. Car interiors can get as hot as 70 degrees in as little as 10 minutes in the middle of sum- mer, she says. And the impact on a dog is serious. It can cause major organ failure, brain damage, unconsciousness and seizures. Vets have to cool the dog slowly and give it cold intra- venous fluids, steroids to counteract shock and oxygen to keep the lungs going, Ms Border says. We say to people: You get in the car and stay for 10, 20, 30 minutes and tell me you're not hot'. Be aware that the heat you're feeling, the animal is feeling as well -- but much worse.'' The safest thing is not to leaveadoginacaratalldur- ing the summer. But if it can't be avoided, leave them with a bowl of water, park in the shade, roll all the windows down and stay for only a short period of time. And when it's hot people also need to think about their pets left at home, Ms Border says. Garages or sheds can heat up quickly too.
December 29th 2010
January 12th 2011