Northern News : August 10th 2011
2 NORTHERN NEWS, AUGUST 10, 2011 NEWS Editor Malcolm McMillan Ph 09 405 2743 email: northern editor@snl co nz Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 405 2744 Kaikohe Ph 09 407 0361 Kerikeri email: email@example.com Advertising Alan Puru Ph 09 405 2749 email: alan puru@snl co nz Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fax 0800 022 815 email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 09 405 2040 email: northern accounts@snl co nz 12,214 Audited Circulation (ABC December 10) Up to 12,300 Copies Delivered (each Wednesday) to Kaikohe, Okaihau, Ohaeawai, Moerewa, South and North Hokianga and Kaitaia. Rural areas include: Awanui RD 1. Kaikohe RD 1, 2, 3. Kaitaia RD 1, 2, 3(part), 4. Kawakawa RD 1, 2, 3. Kohukohu RD 1. Broadwood RD 2. Kohukohu RD 2. Okaihau RD 1, 2. Russell RD. Kaikohe Office: 60 Broadway, Kaikohe. P.O. Box 1, Kaikohe. Ph 09 405 2040 Fax 09 401 2129 Kerikeri Office: 93 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri. P.O. Box 392, Kerikeri. 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Bring in an eye exam coupon from any competitor and we'll honour it. ^ Kaitaia: 408 6113, Kerikeri -- Horizon Centre: 407 7760 specsavers.co.nz Hospital ward put in isolation A gastroenteritis outbreak has again been identified in ward 15 at Whangarei Hospital affecting three patients, who have been isolated. The hospital is urging people with viral gastro- enteritis-like symptoms not to visit patients in hospital, or to call ahead for advice if they do need to visit. Northland DHB chief medical adviser Gloria Johnson says ward 15 is closed to new admissions and visitors will be restricted to two adult visitors per patient each visit. Children should not visit and visitors are required to wear protective clothing and engage in hand hygiene. Visitors with gastroenter- itis-like symptoms won t be permitted in the ward, Dr Johnson says. Strict infection control measures are in place to reduce the risk for other patients within the hospital. Symptoms of the disease include vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach pains and nausea. The most usual ways of catch- ing it are contact with infected people, eating contaminated food, especially shellfish, or drinking untreated water. Those with symptoms should remain at home until they are symptom-free for at least 48 hours and avoid preparing food for others. In a family setting it is important for people with symptoms to avoid contact with the elderly and the young. Washing hands after going to the toilet and before preparing food is the most important way of preventing spread of the disease. Need for speed in free shopping spree Speedy: Bailey Singh did the run and grab for his aunt Jaswinder Singh, centre. Nestle representatives attended as did Kaikohe New World owner Bernie McGinty, right. Jaswinder Singh couldn t believe her luck when she found she had won a grocery grab worth $500 courtesy of New World Kaikohe and Nestle. She had just 90 seconds on Monday to scoop up as much produce as she could. It was a very nice surprise to find out I had won, the Kai- kohe resident says. I thought I d struggle a bit with the time so my nephew Bailey was allowed to run and grab for me. I m looking for- ward to sharing now with friends and family who need it. New World Kaikohe owner- operator Bernie McGinty says the competition was a nice way to reward loyal cus- tomers. Nestle make up any short- fall if the grab doesn t total $500. All Blacks to pay a visit Some All Blacks are visiting 11 towns from Kaeo to Winton on September 2 before assembling for the Rugby World Cup tournament. The Far North District Council will host the visit at the Kaeo Rugby Club in con- junction with the club. All Blacks manager Darren Shand says the team wants to repay the support given to them by the provinces. Far North mayor Wayne Brown says hosting an NPC game between Northland and Auckland in 2009 and a pre- season game between the Blues and Hurricanes in February has put the Far North on the rugby map. The New Zealand Rugby Union didn t notice us until we had the games in Kerikeri. I m expecting to see more good games up here, he says.
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