Eastern Courier : July 8th 2011
6 EASTERN COURIER, JULY 8, 2011 NEWS Botany Town Centre: 279 8007, Pakuranga Westfield: 577 1431. Visit specsavers.co.nz to find out more. FREE Progressive lens upgrade* OrBifocal lens upgrade* OrUltraClear lens upgrade* And as always, ask for a Contact Lens Trial^ *Offer is available when purchasing from the $169 range or above. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offer is mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer ends 23rd July 2011. Conditions apply. See in store leaflets or visit specsavers.co.nz for full details. ^Free trial limited to one per person. Subject to suitability, a free contact lens consultation and an eye test at your expense if required. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group • SMART_SPE12289. Buy one pair of glasses from the $169 range or above and choose one of these FREE o ers: So be smart, make sure you are driving a safer car. Book a time with Midas, and you'll be as good as gold! 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Howick firefighters responded to the call and ventilated the building. No one was injured. The call out followed a similar incident the week before. In this case the culprit was a light fitting that started a fire in the ceil- ing of a Housing New Zealand house. The property had smoke alarms installed that warned the occu- pants and they were able to get out of the house and call 111. They did everything they were meant to do and it really reinforces the importance of having working smoke alarms in your house, station officer John Searle says. In this case the smoke alarms went off and everybody was able to evacuate. They ended up with just a hole in their ceiling rather than their house burning down. Electrical problems can occur in most areas of a house but they are more common in app- liances with a higher current rating, he says. They draw more cur- rent and have more heat build up so are more sus- ceptible to causing fires. Smoke alarms are not present at 80 percent of the house fires the New Zealand Fire Service attends. The Fire Service says that photosensitive smoke alarms should be installed in every bed- room, living area and hallway of the house. If that s not possible, there should be one installed in the hallway that leads to the bed- rooms. Awards celebrate attitude Nominations are open for the fourth annual Attitude Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements of people living with a dis- ability, or someone who makes a difference for them. Anyone living with a disability is eligible for category nomination. There are seven cate- gories -- sport performer of the year, courage in sport, artistic achieve- ment, youth, spirit of Attitude, ACC employer and making a difference. The overall winner receives the use of a Sig- nature Class car for a year and $5000 in travel from Air New Zealand. A black tie event for the winners will be held at the new Viaduct Events Centre in Auck- land on December 1. Nominations for the 2011 Attitude Awards are open until August 7. Go online to www. attitudepictures.com/ attitude-awards to download nomination forms. Preventing falls: Malisa Ng Williams demonstrates t'ai chi moves to improve balance in the elderly. From left: Tonny Vanmaeygaarden, Terry Bailey, Louise Curtis, Paul Vanmeygaarden and Margaret Mudford. T'ai chi good for balance By PIP BOURKE A free 16-week class could help protect eld- erly people from falls. The Chen Taiji Cen- tre is offering free t ai chi classes once a week to over-65s By practising t ai chi your balance im- proves, making you less prone to falls, teacher Malisa Ng Wil- liams says. Mrs Williams says t ai chi can also prevent injuries if you do have a fall. T ai chi makes your body more supple so you are less prone to injuries if you do lose your balance. The centre has been running classes for more than seven years. It is offering the free trial series of 16 les- sons, after that they are $6 each. We try to keep it affordable for pen- sioners, Mrs Williams says. The cost to under-65s ranges up to $14 for a casual session. Eastern classes are held at Beachlands, Botany, Howick, High- land Park and Pak- uranga. Go to www.taichi chen.org or call Malisa or Bernard Williams on 266-7473 for more information and times.
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