Manukau Courier : November 18th 2010
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The preschool is designed for children up to five years old but parents with younger babies may also attend to extend their circle of friends. Activities like play dough, crafts and bubble blowing will be on the agenda each week. Refreshments are pro- vided and a gold coin donation is requested. Contact Marta on 266-8693 or email email@example.com to register your interest. Tobacco changes By MELISSA KINEALY A national nurses group is backing changes to tobacco laws in a bid to stop the smoking epi- demic. Smokefree Nurses Aotearoa-New Zealand supports the report of the Maori select com- mittee inquiry into the tobacco industry and government changes to tobacco laws have since been announced that meet many of the report s recommenda- tions. The organisation is contracted to the Health Ministry to support nurses and was set up in 2007 to actively help smokers quit. It wants to see a Smokefree New Zealand by 2020, rather than the proposed 2025. Its Maori strategy leader and Manukau Institute of Technology lecturer Evelyn Hikuroa says Smokefree Nurses put a submission to the committee in June, sup- porting changes such as the tightening of tobacco displays. Tobacco is normal- ised in shops when it s put near sweets and in your face -- and the nurses hope keeping it out of sight will help reduce its uptake by kids, she says. Increased fines for retailers selling tobacco to under 18s has also drawn support from the nurses. Ms Hikuroa says they support absolutely any- thing that will help stop the prevalence of smok- ing and reduce the intake among young people. Nursing education has a large role to play in the breeding ground for future nurses and smok- ing cessation, she says. See www.smokefree nurses.org.nz for more information. Microscope makes big difference Peering in: Kidz First public health nurse Josephine William checks six-year-old Vipasha Sami's ear with the new microscope at the Clendon community unit. Photo: SHANE WENZLICK By MELISSA KINEALY ' It's a great teaching aid and a great instrument. ' Public health nurse Josephine William Children will stuff any- thing in their ears -- bits of pencil, crayon, tiny batteries. Now south Auckland parents have a better chance of making sure those unwelcome foreign objects can be found quickly and easily. A new German micro- scope that can do just that has arrived at Kidz First s Clendon com- munity unit and it s all thanks to the top fundraising efforts of the 17 members of Alfriston Rotary Club. They raised $40,000 from a three-day book fair earlier this year, a comedy night and other fundraising activities. Half the money went to help buy the $45,000 microscope with the rest going to buy other essentials, including ear equipment, for Manukau SuperClinic. Funfest, a family car- nival that South Auck- land Health Foundation hosted at Alexandra Park, Greenlane, in January, provided the remaining $25,000 needed for the micro- scope. Public health nurse Josephine William says the microscope s arrival has meant a lot of happy parents . They can look at the screen to see inside their child s ear at the same time as the nurse and can understand the prob- lem better. You can see right above the ear drum and through the ear canal, she says. Most of the children are referred by their GP to have wax removed and items such as pencil and crayon tips extracted. Nurses also assess if a child has glue ear. The new microscope also has an attached teaching arm which is useful for trainees who can look through at the same time as the nurse. It s a great teaching aid and a great instru- ment, Ms William says. Having the new equip- ment in Clendon also means less travel time for families and children can be treated close to home. The Rotary club s immediate past presi- dent Simon Gleeson says he was told of the need for the microscope when he approached Kidz First. We aimed high, he says. He and current presi- dent Ken Haines say it s great to see the money they helped raise being put to such a good cause.
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