Eastern Courier : January 28th 2011
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Box 76-400, Manukau City. www.easterncourier.co.nz Scholarships in singing Eight scholarships are up for grabs in 2011 for singers who pass an aud- ition to sing with the Pitt St Methodist Church choir. Successful applicants receive free singing tuition for the school year on the proviso they also sing in the choir. The group rehearses every Wednesday from 6.15pm to 8pm. It also sings a service on Sunday mornings with a short rehearsal from 9.45am. Call Robert Howell on 535-5493 to apply, or visit www.methodistcen tral.org.nz. Device a huge help for sick kids By SARAH MOYES Much-needed machine: Helen Bailies' 10-month-old daughter Danielle has had many ultrasounds in her short life. They are one of the many families who will benefit from the new portable ultrasound machine launched at Starship on Tuesday. Clinical director of Starship Radiology Sally Vogel is excited about the new device. Photo: SARAH MOYES At five weeks old Danielle Loader s jaundice still hadn t gone away. I thought the doctors were just going to send her for some sunbathing, mum Helen Bailie says. After a number of tests, including many ultrasounds, the 10-month-old was diag- nosed with a serious liver con- dition, as well as hepatitis. She is now waiting for a liver transplant to replace her deteriorating liver, and is mostly fed through a tube. The Starship Foundation has just been given a new portable ultrasound machine to help diagnose and monitor children like Danielle. Clinical director of Starship radiology Sally Vogel says ultrasounds are used a lot with children. Unlike a lot of other procedures, they are non- invasive, painless and have no radiation. These machines will be used on children from all over New Zealand. Barfoot and Thompson donated the device that costs $196,000. Local branches around Auckland raised close to $60,000 to go towards the pur- chase through community events like raffles, swim-a- thons and quiz nights. This is going to be a huge benefit for sick kids in the hos- pital, Dr Vogel says. The fact that the ultrasound machine is portable means it can easily be wheeled to the bedside of a sick patient. Starship has only two other ultrasounds, one of which is outdated. This will effectively give us two good machines. Starship Foundation chief executive Brad Clark says this sort of thing is what the foun- dation is all about. This is a key part of keep- ing these little ones alive. He says it s a privilege to help launch the new device for his first gig as the foundation s chief executive. Growing use of weapons worry police By NICOLA WILLIAMS Detective senior sergeant Dave Glossop Weapons ranging from machetes to iron bars have been used in a recent surge of robberies. Over November and December, we had 27 robberies in Counties Manu- kau East, detective senior sergeant Dave Glossop says. Machetes, crowbars, knives, firearms, bottles, hammers, screwdrivers and iron bars have been some of the weapons of choice. It s always a concern how many firearms are used in robberies, Mr Glossop says. There have been varying degrees of organisation and professionalism in the crimes. He says some robberies have been well organised, involving firearms and mul- tiple stolen vehicles. And at the other end of the scale offenders have waited until two ATMs in Flat Bush were filled before trying to rob the delivery person of an empty bag. Mr Glossop says the usual rise in robberies before Christmas was not as large as usual because police have been proactive in putting pre- ventative measures in place. And he says most cash in transit robbery attempts were unsuccessful. We re able to link several of the robberies with the same group of offenders and we ve resolved about 50 percent of them so far. Bag snatches are still occur- ring but not as many. A lot of good work has being done in a district-wide initiative by the mobile police station in relation to that. Thieves look for vulnerable targets so Mr Glossop advises people to be aware of who is around them. Asian women are dispro- portionately represented but it s not exclusively Asian women who are victims. He says the people getting hurt in robberies are usually bag snatch victims because they try to hang on to their handbag while the offender forcibly removes it. There have also been mul- tiple street robberies of cell phones when victims have been seen talking on them. Vulnerable people should limit their exposure to risk and some of them need to be commended for the personal responsibility they take, but others really need to listen, he says. There have been several recent incidents of offenders targeting tills. Firms should write tills open and empty overnight and mark them to help with identi- fication if they are stolen.
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