Manukau Courier : December 21st 2010
7 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 21, 2010 NEWS 65 RAGLAN ST. MANGERE EAST OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 6am - 8.30pm Sat-Sun 7am - 8.30pm Specials End This Sunday We reserve the right to correct any errors or misprints NZ Pure 12pk Leonards Pre Cooked Sausages 50Pack Chicken Casserole Wings 4kg Bonita Green Banana Cassava 2kg Tiffany Mango Drink Sunwhite Medium Grain Rice 25kg $14.99 bag $1.99 kg $2.99 bag $1.50 btl $59 bag $4.99 Surimi Salad Mix 1kg $15.99 pk $16.99 $4.99 tray Eggs size 7 30s 2882257AU Key Closed Shelly Beach Road off-ramp closed Stafford Road off-ramp Curran Street on-ramp The two southbound clip-on lanes of the Auckland Harbour Bridge, as well as the Shelly Beach Road off-ramp will be closed: D From Sunday 26 December 2010 to Thursday 6 January 2011 D Three lanes will remain open in both directions throughout Cook Street off-ramp will also be closed during this time for work on the SH1 Victoria Park Tunnel project. Resurfacing work will take place on the southbound clip-on lanes as part of ongoing maintenance work, to keep the bridge in good condition. Delays are likely so please follow the detour and exit at the Fanshawe Street southbound off-ramp. Wet weather may postpone the work. Thank you for your co-operation during these essential improvements. For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz/ahb or call 09 969 9800. XM01 Looking after Auckland Harbour Bridge email@example.com www.watersfunerals.co.nz 426 Great South Rd Papatoetoe Manukau City Auckland Caring, professional service for all cultures & communities Intimate Chapel facilities Nicole, Keong & Richie hR d , y Ph: 09 278 8742 IN BRIEF People's panel South Aucklanders who'd like to be a sounding board for Auckland Council's future plans are invited to join its people's panel. Public affairs manager Shelley Watson says it's a chance for residents to have their say on what's important to them. Participants will be asked to provide feedback on at least three topics a year via a monthly email. In return the council will share the results so residents can see how their views shape policies, plans and services. Go to www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/peoplespanel to join. Quake support It might be more than three months after the September 7 earthquake but Auckland schoolchildren show no signs of forgetting what fellow Canterbury students have been through. The Auckland Primary Principals' Association last week presented its Canterbury counterpart with a $40,000 cheque -- the result of fundraising by children at 70 Auckland schools. Executive officer Alison Smith says the fund continues to grow. Shot in the arm for vaccine rate Staying healthy: Nurse Katie Buchanan immunises Vicky Tafau's 11-month-old son Isaia as child health programme manager Carmel Ellis looks on. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS By NICOLA WILLIAMS More children will avoid life- threatening diseases thanks to a rise in immunisations. The Counties Manukau District Health Board has been recognised for its com- mitment and achievement in increasing the number of fully immunised children in the district. The Health Ministry set health boards performance targets in six key health areas which are reviewed quarterly. Eighty-seven percent of Counties Manukau children are fully immunised by age two, surpassing this quarter's target by 2 percent. Ultimately what we are doing by getting more kids immunised is keeping them out of hospital. We're creating healthy environments and healthy communities,'' child health programme manager Carmel Ellis says. She says it is great to know they are keeping families well. Miss Ellis says it was a collaborative effort between Well Child providers, general practice teams, outreach immunisation providers and the health board's national immunisation register team. In the past these agencies have worked independently with minimal contact and exchange of information. We have created forums for each of these groups to discuss the way they work and changes that could be made to ensure there is a common understanding between all. Outreach immunisation providers called on families with children due for vaccinations. They told parents about the importance of getting immunisations on time and offered transport to get children immunised. Maungakiekie MP Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga presented staff with a certificate of achieve- ment on behalf of the Minis- ter of Health. He says immunisation rates are lower among Maori and Pacific Islanders than other ethnicities. Health board portfolio leader Sue Millar says the value of immunisations is backed up by well-researched evidence. If we can give people a positive health experience they are likely to re-engage when they need to.'' In another health target result Counties Manukau had 96 percent of emergency department patients treated within six hours, exceeding the target by 1 percent.
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