Eastern Courier : August 12th 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 Poet out of her comfort zone Winning poet: North Park resident Suzanne Frearson has won a citywide poetry competition run by Auckland Libraries. Photo: STEPHANIE FAWCETT By STEPHANIE FAWCETT Go to www.eastern courier.co.nz and click on latest edition to hear Suzanne reading her poetry. When Suzanne Frearson had to read her poetry aloud at the Auckland Libraries Poetry Competition she was terrified. The North Park resident had never entered her poetry in a competition and there she was, microphone in hand, reading it to the audience. I d written a bit of poetry when I was younger but it was very much only for myself, she says. I m dyslexic and I d never even thought about sending something away but my friend had just become the manager of Highland Park library and she encouraged the writing group I belong to to enter the competition. I d never read out loud before and when I was told I had to do it I thought: Pardon? I didn t know I was putting myself up for this. Despite her nerves three of the four poems she entered were shortlisted and her work Morning Chorus took first place in the adults category of the citywide competition. I d started writing [Morn- ing Chorus] about six months before but it wasn t working so I put it to one side. I only pulled it out and looked at it again the day we had to get the entries in, she says. Mrs Frearson began writing about 15 years ago after a back injury made it impossible for her to work and restricted her activities. I was so restricted in terms ofwhatIcoulddoandI realised I was depressed and I needed to do something. I picked up a paper and there was an ad for Writing for Fun classes at Uxbridge. It got me out of the house and meeting people and I realised I was good at writing, she says. Now I m in two writing groups and I write a lot. In the groups we all write our way through all the different situations of life -- we know each other well and we trust each other. Medication could have new use Treatment testing: Health board head of respiratory medicine Dr Conroy Wong's three-year study could change the way bronchiectasis patients are treated. Photo: ADRIAN EVANS Sufferers of a debilitating respir- atory condition could get a boost in managing their illness. Counties Manukau District Health Board is receiving $1.19 million over the next three years to trial a medication that could improve treatment for bronchi- ectasis, a long-term condition that affects a person s ability to breathe. The Health Research Council awarded the funding as part of a wider $74m investment into health research. Clinical head of respiratory Dr Conroy Wong is leading the trial of an inhaler now widely used to treat chronic obstructive pulmon- ary disease -- COPD. With bronchiectasis irreversible damage can occur to the bronchi in the lungs for various reasons, he says. Patients don t have the normal defence mechanisms to clear mucus from their lungs, making them prone to recurrent infections and further damage. Any treatment we can assist with will be an improvement to any patient with bronchiecstasis. In most developed countries the rate of bronchiectasis has declined over the years. But New Zealand s rates remain higher than in other developed countries and are even higher among Pacific and Maori children. Dr Wong says a lack of evidence-based treatments for bronchiectasis means his study will set the agenda for treating the condition. Very few countries could do this study because it s not easy to get large enough numbers to get a trial that makes a difference, Dr Wong says. If it is as effective as we believe it should be, we should see a marked reduction in flare-ups of the disease, which would reduce the number of hospital and GP visits and also fewer antibiotics for patients. So any treatment that we can do to reduce that will be of huge benefit to all patients with bronchiecstasis. The study will trial tiotropium, an inhaler drug commonly used to open up the airways of emphy- sema and chronic bronchitis sufferers.
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