Home' Napier Mail : November 8th 2011 Contents 22 NAPIER MAIL, NOVEMBER 9, 2011
Telephone 835 6253
106 Raffles Street, Napier
There isn't a day goes by that we at Dental
on Raffles aren't faced with and upset
individual concerned about the possible loss
of his/her teeth.
There can be many reasons why people
can have poor dental health including: an
unhealthy diet, consumption of acidic drinks,
poor oral hygiene, some medical conditions,
lack of dental education and from accidents.
There is also a genetic link to a certain degree
on how resistant ones teeth and gums are to
the ravage of disease.
Dental disease is preventable for all people
which throws the challenge out to those who
are determined enough to take care of their
dental health, be educated on how to achieve
it and keep regular dental check ups.
We all know prevention is better than cure,
so the first steps to take towards good
dental health is to get a full oral examination
to determine ones dental health status.
Our dentists will discuss findings from the
examination and tailor-make a treatment plan
for any work to be done. An estimate of cost
is given. Obviously we want to make sure that
good dental health can be maintained and our
dental hygienist is responsible for educating
patients on suitable home care procedures.
From here it is up to the patient to take
responsibility for their oral home care. This is
the most important function of all.
It gives our professional team at Dental
on Raffles great pleasure to see a well
adjusted healthy dental patient who has taken
our advice. Over time this goes a long way
to reduce the cost of a visit to us and of
course keep good dental health and ones
For more details please don't hesitate to call
us on: 06 835 6253 or 0800 SMILING
Dr Gary Winter BDS
Dental on Raffles
your teeth go!
with gary winter
A true-blue Kiwi calendar
from the 2012
If you asked most New Zealanders the
significance of November 5, chances are
the majority would say it is Guy
But the woman behind a soon-to-be-
released calendar says it seems sad that
so few Kiwis know the story of Parihaka
and Te Whiti o Rongomai.
Marilyn Scott, who has put together
the second Aotearoa calendar,
highlighting events unique to the his-
tory and development of New Zealand,
says the story has far more relevance
than the British gunpowder plot''.
The 16-page calendar, with full-
colour images, is accompanied by a
76-page booklet, which gives added
information about the significance of
each of the dates and events recorded.
The aim was to produce a calendar
to raise awareness about the unique
history of this land, based on the four
key themes of culture, gender, class and
ecology,'' Ms Scott says.
The calendar project dates back to
1990 when a small Wellington collective
formed to research and create a
resource to commemorate 150 years
since the signing of Te Tiriti o
Making a splash: Tirau Wihongi ready to start the tube
Winning smiles: Sean
Krebs and Erin Gourley
receive their bronze
medals for the U14
Clubbies hone their skills
FIND OUT MORE
If your children are confident swimmers and are interested in joining
a surf club, head along to Westshore and see what it's all about. The
junior surf programme is held on Sunday mornings from 10.30am-
noon and caters for children aged 7-13. Age groups are calculated as
at October 1 this year. Children are trained and compete at carnivals
within age groups -- 7-9yrs, 10-11yrs, Cadets (12 and 13yrs) -- and
those 14yrs and over are members of the senior division of the
Westshore Surf Life Saving Club. Everyone has a great time while
learning to be safe in the surf.
Each group has its own set of instructors and equipment.
Programmes are delivered appropriate to the development and skill
level of the age, and a medium level of swimming competence is
required. Emphasis is given to water skills, craft handling and beach
Members of Westshore Surf Life Saving
Club triumphed at the State Surf Life
Saving New Zealand Pool Championships
in Hamilton recently.
Various club members brought home
medals, and senior elite swimmers Ben Gil-
lies and Daniel Gregory-Campbell came
away with several each.
The nine juniors who competed all
achieved top eight placings, while first-time
competitors Jared Pullar, Josh Carmine
and Edward Parsons placed in the top 10 to
15 in most of the events they entered.
Tirau Wihongi, also a first-time competi-
tor, was outstanding, taking silver in the
U13 men's rescue medley and bronze in the
U14 mixed medley relay.
Competitors placed in the top eight
earned points for their club, and Westshore
came 13th on points -- remarkable for such
a small team -- and despite being tired after
long days, everyone enjoyed the experience.
Pool events are designed for clubbies'' to
practise and refine surf lifesaving skills
during the off-season. Many events involve
some sort of rescue, from diving to the bot-
tom of the pool to rescue mannequins or
bricks (juniors) to using a tube or rope to
rescue a patient/mannequin.
The competition itself takes place
towards the end of winter in time for the
summer season, which usually begins the
weekend after Labour Weekend.
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