Eastern Courier : April 6th 2011
8 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 6, 2011 LETTERS Wrap Up For Winter www.buildlink.co.nz 1200X410X60mm 1200X470X60mm Will not sag 50 year guarantee Flame retardant Easy to install BeintoWin1of4 Samsung 42" Televisions WIN A 42" TV Exclusive BuildLink Deal Up to $1300 subsidy With GreenStuf Insulation Quietstuf 11.4m² bale Wall R2.2 8.75m² bale Ceiling R2.9 4.20m² bale Ceiling R3.2 4.20m² bale Buy 1-4 bales and grab a BuildLink pen -Buy 5-9 bales and grab a cooler radio worth $60 -Buy 10+ bales grab a cooler radio andgoinadrawtoWin1of442"SamsungTV's Visit buildlink.co.nz or phone 0800 373777 for details Akarana Timbers Ltd. · 28 Trugood Dr. East Tamaki (09) 253 9010 Cockys Corner · 123 Queen Street, Waiuku (09) 235 9880 Oikoumene Forest Ltd. · 1 West Street, Helensville (09) 420 8706 Residential Building Supplies · 35 Wookey Lane, Kumeu (09) 412 2964 Sticks Building Supplies · 14 Parkhead Pl, North Harbour (09) 415 6570 Timber Building Solutions · 61 Henderson Valley Rd, Henderson (09) 838 4700 Three Brothers Ltd. · 4 Morrin Road, Panmure (09) 574 0333 Woodmart · 571 Great South Road, Penrose (09) 525 6293 The only BRANZ appraised underfoor polystyrene Promotion from 1st April 2011 to 31st May 2011 All Prices Include GST Dr Bill Keith -- MNZAS Audiologist Delicia Coetzer -- Speech-Language Therapist Dr Anne Toth -- Audiologist Liz Powell -- Education Adviser Some children can hear, but have trouble understanding what they hear. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) can adversely affect language development, reading, educational achievement and behaviour. www.soundskills.co.nz Is your child having problems understanding at school? This could be an Auditory Processing Disorder Come and learn more about APD SoundSkills specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of APD Seminars: 7.30pm -- 9.00pm Thurs 14 April, Tues 10 May, Wed 15 June Venue: The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 524 7074 FREE SEMINAR hearing skills for sound learning 1 in 20 children may have an auditory processing disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a seriously under- recognised hearing problem that is an underlying cause of learning diffculties in thousands of New Zealand children. APD is not detected by standard hearing tests, but it can be diagnosed and it can be treated. A new specialist clinic for children with APD, SoundSkills, has been established in The Parenting Place in Greenlane. SoundSkills expert team of audiologists, speech- language therapist and education adviser provide specialised testing and treatment programmes. They also hold free seminars for parents to learn more about APD. Soundskills Audiologist Dr Bill Keith says APD affects an estimated 5% of children and most go undiagnosed. APD often shows up as a learning problem and causes under-achievement because these children are missing out on vital information. The problem lies in the hearing pathways and centres in the brain. Children may be unable to extract or retain the message that they need to from spoken information, especially if there is background noise. APD requires specialised testing and individualisedtreatment. But, says Dr Keith, there is good evidence for the effectiveness of a number of treatments. For more information, an informative brochure, or to attend a free seminar please contact SoundSkills at email@example.com or (09) 524 7074 or visit www.soundskills.co.nz. Clinics: Greenlane and North Shore. hearing skills for sound learning Something every parent should know Advertisement Gentle Quality Dentistry 140 Chapel Rd, Botany Downs www.chapelparkdental.co.nz 272 8488 Accepting Bookings Now • ACC Estimates • Treatment for under 18 years • Interest Finance Dr Debbie CHIU BDS (Otago) Member of NZDA Super goldcard holders welcome • Open Late Nights & Weekends • Emergency Care at Normal Rates • Braces/Teeth Straightening FREE & Associates WAITEMATA BACKCARE BEDS Bishop Dunn Place off Te Irirangi Drive by Mitre 10 Mega BOTANY Home of mattresses Medically proven pressure relief Reduced partner disturbance Individual comfort & support Deeper--Restful--Sleep Try one today! PHONE 09 271 5080 www.sleepsolutions.net.nz GUIDELINES We welcome your letters to the editor. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must have full name, residential address and phone number. Hard-copy letters must have a legible signature. Only your name and suburb are published. Initials, pen names or email attachments are not accepted. We prefer letters about local issues. Open letters and poetry are seldom used. We discourage personal attacks try to advance the debate. Mail: Eastern Courier, PO Box 76-400, Manukau 2013 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Stinging issue New Zealand has a wasp problem that is getting out of control. Both the German and paper wasp are nasty little creatures that are a pest and a danger to the public. Many will recall the nest the sizeofacarfoundinatreein Northland, with the wasps stinging the locals. Wasps are also causing problems in our forests and with our native wildlife where they thrive in our warm climate. Man alone can not control the wasp problem. The government needs to take action by introducing the wasp s natural predator from their native home in Europe, the honey buzzard. The primary food source of this bird is wasp larvae. This would be a proactive solution. Something needs to be done so that New Zealanders can enjoy and be safe in the outdoors during the summer. Isaac Broome Beachlands CD volunteers Re: Preparing residents for emergencies (Eastern Courier, March 25). Each household in the Howick ward does need to make their own personal preparations for emergencies by getting ready so that they can get through (Civil Defence motto: Get ready/get thru). However, if people have to leave their homes as the result of some local emergency or disaster, Civil Defence/ emergency management from the previous Manukau city has a highly-trained group of volunteers who are able to open and operate an emergency welfare/processing/ reception centre in this area if needed. These volunteers, some with NZQA qualifications in welfare centre management, have assisted in various emergency situations within the Howick, Pakuranga, & Botany areas in the past. David Gordon Pakuranga A Civil Defence/emergency management volunteer with 14 years' experience.
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