Eastern Courier : July 15th 2011
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To fnd out where information sessions and application workshops are being held in your local area for July and August, visit: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/funding or phone 09 301 0101 AC0074_GEN DK070711CDAD APPLICATIONS CLOSE 26 AUGUST Toxic sea slugs return If you see a sea slug then avoid it.With school holidays upon us the Auckland Regional Public Health Service is reiterating advice to beach-going families to keep each other, their children and pets safe from toxic sea slugs on Auckland beaches. It comes after Auckland Coun- cil positively identified two toxic sea slugs on rocks at Matiatia Bay on Waiheke Island this month. Medical officer of health Dr Simon Baker advises continued caution to beachgoers to avoid touching or handling sea slugs at all beaches. The small size of sea slugs means it s important to be mind- ful of little children and what they may pick up at the beach, he says. We want people to enjoy our beautiful coastline but keep in mind this potential ongoing risk to children and pets. This species of sea slug carries tetrodotoxin, a potent and dangerous neurotoxin, in both its body and external mucus coating. Initial poisoning symptoms can include numbness around the mouth, tingling, pricking of the skin and nausea. In severe cases paralysis rap- idly advances with respiratory problems first appearing as diffi- cult or laboured breathing. Reduced blood pressure, fixed dilated pupils and widespread paralysis follows. That may progress to breath- ing muscle paralysis and an inability to breathe. During winter in 2009 the toxic sea slugs killed dogs on North Shore beaches. Mr Baker has issued the fol- lowing public health advice: Children and pets need to be supervised on all Auckland beaches, not just those bordering the Hauraki Gulf Adults, children and pets should not eat anything found washed up on any beach Parents need to be aware of where their children are swim- ming or playing and what they are handling Sea slugs on any beach must be avoided. If you find one along the Auckland coastline mark the spot, leave it alone and call Auckland Council on 301-0101 and ask for an environmental health officer. Improve your memories and help CanTeen Creating smiles: The Magnificent Memory Machine takes bad memories and turns them into fun new ones just like CanTeen has done for Amanda Beaton. Photo: BEN WATSON By AMY McGILLIVRAY Everyone has moments in life they would rather forget. CanTeen helps its members to do that every day and now, with the help of the Magnifi- cent Memory Machine, Kiwis around the country can trade in their bad memories for good ones. The new invention will be available for use for the first time at Sylvia Park mall from July 18 to 23 before it heads on down the country. A $3 text donation to Can- Teen will allow you to input your bad memory and exchange it for a fun new one printed on a ticket. CanTeen member Amanda Beaton, 24, knows just how important good memories are. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin s lymphoma at the end of 2008. After seven months of treat- ment she went into remission but four months later the can- cer was back and now she is undergoing treatment again. Miss Beaton says she has had her share of bad news from the doctors but CanTeen helps turn the hard days into more positive memories. CanTeen is right across the road from the hospital so Miss Beaton, like many members, often heads straight there to talk to someone after a tough doctor s appointment. With any bad memories like that, I ve just gone to Can- Teen so there s always a good one to go along with the bad one, she says. I think it s an awesome concept because that s kind of what they do. Miss Beaton says the organ- isation has been a huge sup- port and staff drop everything whenever a member walks in needing someone to talk to. The organisation also helps members get to know others who are in the same position. It s cool to have other people that you can relate to and make sure you know that you re not the only one going through it. Marketing and communi- cations manager Kimberley Waters says that is exactly what the organisation is about. Creating great new memor- ies is, in essence, what Can- Teen strives to do every day for our members. Unfortunately we don t have a machine that can take away the memories cancer generates but we do like to have fun and create special experiences and opportunities for our members that help them better deal with cancer and thrive beyond it, she says. When young people living with cancer get together and share their experiences, it creates an environment where better memories really can outshine the bad ones. Visit www.memorymachine. co.nz to make a donation and find out more.
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