Eastern Courier : March 18th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 18, 2011 NEWS Our Optometry clinic offers the highest standard of care for your eyes. Our dispensing opticians, along with our ﬁnal year students, will guide you through your options and provide the expert care you need to select the best choice of eyewear for you personally. To ensure the best care for your eyes we only provide prescription lenses to those who have had a comprehensive eye examination with us. These cost only $47 for adults and $30 for children and Gold Card holders. We are offering a free tint and UV protection with any prescription glasses until April 1st 2011. So come in and have a look at our range and talk to our friendly team. Free parking is provided at our Tāmaki Campus, Morrin Road, Glen Innes. We also have another clinic in Grafton. Contact us to arrange an appointment: email email@example.com Phone (09) 923 9909 Visit www.clinics.auckland.ac.nz for more information about our ser vices. Great range of eyewear and lenses Warehouse Vehicles at Wholesale Prices OVER 200 VEHICLES IN STOCK (NO OR LOW DEP) QUALITY VEHICLES TRADE INS WELCOME COMPETITIVE FINANCE RATES SPEEDO CERTIFIED Weekly payments based on 25% deposit over 48 months. Normal lending criteria applies. On road cost applies on each vehicle. Wiri Station Rd Kerrs Rd Druces Rd We are here YOUR TRADE DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PAID OFF! Over 400 Cars Undercover Phone or text 021 20 33 840 0800 500 240 www.tvw.co.nz 99 Kerrs Rd, Manukau The Vehicle Warehouse 2004 TOYOTA CALDINA S/W 2004 SUZUKI SWIFT H/B 2000 MITSUBISHI PAJERO EXCEED 2002 TOYOTA RUNX LTD H/B 2003 HONDA ODESSEY 2002 SUZUKI ESCUDO 2300cc, 7 seater, ABS brakes, pwr steer, elec windows & mirrors FROM $103 WEEKLY FROM $78 WEEKLY FROM $75 WEEKLY FROM $89 WEEKLY FROM $72 WEEKLY FROM $68 WEEKLY $18,990 $14,990 $16,990 $10,990 $9,990 1500cc, auto, air cond, pwr steer, ABS brakes, air bags alloy wheels only 29000km 3500cc, auto, 7 seater, alloy wheels, ABS brakes, elec windows & mirrors 2700cc, auto, air cond, 7 seater, alloy wheels, ABS brakes, elec windows & mirrors 1800cc auto, air cond, elec windows & mirrors, ABS brakes, Airbags $13,990 1500cc, auto, air cond, pwr steer, elec windows & mirrors 59,000km Mum backs call for imitation joint ban Safety warning: Maureen Hansford wants the public to be aware of the dangers of imitation joints. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS By NICOLA WILLIAMS ' It's very scary as a mother to see your child looking totally out of it. ' Maureen Hansford Just because they're legal doesn't mean they're safe. A mother is making a heartfelt plea to be aware of the dangers of smoking Kronic, an imitation joint. Maureen Hansford rushed to the aid of her daughter Michelle after a frantic phone call saying she was in a bad way after smoking the prod- uct. The 20-year-old was inco- herent, had dilated pupils, difficulty breathing, an erratic pulse and was vomiting. It's very scary as a mother to see your child looking totally out of it,'' Mrs Hansford says. Hospital tests showed a cannabinoid-like substance was the cause. The Bucklands Beach resi- dent is concerned the market- ing of the product makes young people think it's safe. They think they can get the same type of feeling as illegal drugs but it's not going to be bad for them.'' She says her daughter thought it would have a calming effect. The accessibility of Kronic is disgusting -- it needs to be banned''. Mrs Hansford supports for- mer Manukau City Council- lor Dick Quax's call to boycott shops that sell it. I would like to tell every single mother out there about it.''Michelle, who studies in Dunedin but was at home at the time, says she had a night of flashes of reality, out of body experiences and felt numb and out of control''. I felt like I was living in three different worlds and had no clue which one was the true reality. I was beyond scared and my resulting behaviour in the club we got into was incredibly embar- rassing. At the emergency depart- ment my body had gone into overdrive, my heart was racing and my body freezing with my hyperventilation. I was terrified, confused, had no control and little awareness of what was happening around me.'' Michelle says the product needs clear health warnings. Centre for Tobacco Control Research director Marewa Glover says the product is advertised widely. Such products are in breach of the Smokefree Environments Act 1990 as they fail to include required labelling and warnings about the damage smoking can cause to health.'' Dr Glover says smoking kills about 5000 New Zea- landers a year. It's the smoke that kills -- inhaling smoke from mari- juana or so-called herbal cigarettes is just as deadly. I urge readers to report locations advertising and sell- ing these products to the Ministry of Health so the illegality can be inves- tigated,'' the Bucklands Beach resident says.
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