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FULLY ESCORTED WALKING
OR CYCLING HOLIDAYS?
You are invited to come along and learn more about our fully escorted walking
and cycling tours designed speci cally for the 50+ Kiwi Traveller.
Escorted from New Zealand, with local, English speaking guides
Contact us today to nd out venue details. Space is limited and RSVP is required.
Wednesday August 24 2011, 6pm
0800 853 276
If you were in the care
of the State before 1992
and have concerns about
your experiences ....
You now have the chance to be heard,
in confidence, by a panel of qualified
people who will be visiting your area.
Talking with the Panel will provide an opportun
for you to share your concerns. The Panel will
listen and where needed a tailored package
of assistance can be offered.
State care includes children's homes, foster care
the special education sector, health camps
and other residential health facilities.
For more information
call our freephone: 0800 356 567
or write to us at PO Box 5939
Lambton Quay, Wellington 6145.
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Men's health meeting a lifesaver
Last time a men s health even-
ing was held in Hawke s Bay
lives were saved when some
men attending discovered they
had serious health issues
One hundred men attended
that evening about eight years
ago and organisers of an August
25 event hope to double that
number. It s aimed at all men
but particularly those aged over
40, says Bruce Hastie, who is
organising the two-hour session
on behalf of Freemasons.
Speakers include urological sur-
geon David Mason and optom-
etrist Tim Eagle.
Men's Health Evening - Havelock
North Community Centre,
Thursday August 25, 7.30pm to
9.30pm. Admission $5. Proceeds
to Hawke's Bay Cancer Society.
East Pier gala for CF
WHAT IS IT?
Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited disorder and babies are born with the
disease if both parents carry the abnormal gene. Normally the
mucus in our bodies is thin and slippery and works as a lubricant. In
CF the mucus becomes very thick and sticky, blocking the tiny tubes
and ducts of various organs. In about 90 per cent of patients the
ducts in the pancreas are blocked, and so digestive enzymes
produced by the pancreas are unable to flow into the digestive tract.
Mucus may also block the tiny bronchial tubes in the lungs, causing
shortness of breath and a chronic cough. Recurrent respiratory
infections and malabsorption due to pancreatic insufficiency are the
major characteristics of CF.
Because of the difficulty in digesting food properly, people often
struggle to maintain a good body weight which can help fight chest
infections and help the body have reserves should they start losing
weight when they are ill.
Everyone loves a bargain, and
this Saturday, August 20, there
will be plenty on offer at the
Cystic Fibrosis Gala at East
Pier. With good buys in house-
hold items, books, clothing, toys
and cakes, parents can browse
the stalls while the kids enjoy
fun games and a bouncy castle.
Organiser Sarah Hasselman,
whose 6-year-old daughter Lily
has cystic fibrosis, has organised
a gala day rather than asking
for donations, as she feels that
in these tough economic times,
people are suffering from what
could be termed donation
Having just renovated a
house, my family found we had
lots of items that we just didn t
need, so I decided that, as a
fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis
Awareness Week, a fun day out
for the whole family would be a
great idea, she says. Friends
and family have cleared out
their attics and garages and
there is a fantastic range of
items ready to go to new homes
-- so not only are people getting
a great deal, they are helping us
to help families in Hawke s Bay
who are living with the disease
The East Coast branch of the
Cystic Fibrosis Association
covers about 30 families, some
living as far away as Gisborne
and Taupo. Funds will be used
to support families who not
only have ongoing medical and
physiotherapy costs, but need
to buy high-fat, high-calorie
foods for the sufferer.
For instance, in addition to
her breakfast, Lily has a glass
of Complan with full-fat milk,
Mrs Hasselman says. Dairy
products are great for the
high-fat diet, but they have
become so expensive. It sounds
like a small thing but it s
vitally important that people
with CF keep their weight up,
especially in winter.
There s also the issue of
medical costs. If a family has a
child admitted to hospital for
two weeks travelling costs soon
mount up, so if we can assist
and support those families who
are struggling, that s great.
East Pier management have
been amazingly supportive and
have donated not only an out-
side area for us, but indoor
space as well. The gala will be a
great day out for everyone and
we hope families will take the
time to come along, have some
fun and snap up a bargain or
two, all in the name of a good
The cystic fibrosis gala will be
on Saturday, August 20, 10am
till 2pm at East Pier Bar and
Brasserie, Hardinge Rd Napier.
To donate stall items, call
Sarah 027 246 792 or email
Homeowners warm to subsidy
More than 6000 Hawke s Bay
homes have retrofitted with insu-
lation under the Warm Up New
Zealand: Heat Smart scheme.
Anyone who has a home built
before 2000 is eligible for 33 per
cent off the cost of installing ceiling
and under-floor insulation up to a
maximum of $1300.
Community Service Card holders
can get 60 per cent off the cost of
For more information contact the
Energy Efficiency and Conser-
vation Authority, phone
0800 749 782.
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