Northern News : October 19th 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, OCTOBER 19, 2011 NEWS Creating a Healthier NORTHLAND Kia Hangahia He Hauora Mo Te Tai Tokerau MENINGOCOCCAL C Immunisation Programme Meningococcal disease is serious. That's why Northland children and youth -- 12 months to under 20 years of age -- are being offered free immunisation to help protect them from Meningococcal C Disease. Being vaccinated at your school, a community clinic or by your GP can protect you from Meningococcal C. IT TAKES ONLY ONE VISIT. If you have been vaccinated for Meningococcal B, you still need to be vaccinated for Meningococcal C as they are different. Talk to your family doctor today about getting vaccinated or to locate the nearest vaccination clinic to you call 0800 430 123 or go to www.northlanddhb.org.nz. If you have any of these symptoms: • Fever • Vomiting •Arash • Headache • Drowsiness • Or a stiff neck DON'T WAIT -- SEE THE DOCTOR MENINGOCOCCAL DISEASE IS SERIOUS If you are sick go to the doctor. If a friend is sick, take them to the doctor. • If you are not getting better go back again • Don't stay alone • Meningococcal disease can progress very quickly Sky's the limit for retirement village Great buzz for good cause: Northern News editor Malcolm McMillanm, left, makes a leap of faith from 16,000ft over Kerikeri aerodrome in tandem with Gavin Horrell of Skydive Zone, Kerikeri. Safely down! But the adrenalin keeps pumping. Want the thrill of your life while helping out our senior citizens? When the Kerikeri Retire- ment Village opened in 1991, the furniture and equipment was the best available. But after 20 years, some of it is a bit jaded. Many of the mattresses no longer offer the support to the not-so-young. At a cost of $600 each, the charitable trust has been looking for ways to raise money to replace at least 26 of the vital bedding com- ponent. Gavin Horrell of Skydive Zone has come up with a novel fundraising concept which he hopes will raise enough money to buy at least 10 new mattresses. On October 29 he s having a Go Jump day where $50 from each skydive will go to the Village Mattress Fund. As well as the chance to have fun and help a worthy cause, there will be some amazing spot prizes up for grabs. Gavin was part of a similar promotion in the UK and says that with seven instructors, four pilots and two planes on rotation, it s possible to do 100 jumps safely in one day, weather permitting. He s planning a weather contingency day for October 30. Call 0800 GO JUMP to book or for more information.
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