North Harbour News : August 26th 2011
3 NORTH HARBOUR NEWS, AUGUST 26, 2011 NEWS Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller Orderbefore Up to OFF RRP 55% 3 31st August Winter Sale www.homevisionblinds.co.nz 3850600AH Charts and Publications (pursuant to Section 36 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994). LINZ Note: Tides data supplied by Land Information New Zealand. For more information on how to interpret these tides, visit: 3 2 1 0 noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM noon 6AM 6PM s time and height for Auckland HL HL HL HL HL HL HL HL Sun rise & set Moon rise & set Auckland (For Orewa: + 2 mins) Muriwai Beach Kawau Island Great Barrier Tryphena Mangawhai Heads Kaipara Harbour Pouto Stanmore Bay/ Mahurangi Weiti River Entrance 3:10AM 3:50PM 4:11AM 4:48PM 5:12AM 5:42PM 6:09AM 6:34PM 7:02AM 7:24PM 7:53AM 8:13PM 8:43AM 9:03PM 9:21AM 9:56PM 10:21AM 10:52PM 11:18AM 11:46PM 12:11PM 12:38AM 1:01PM 1:28AM 1:50PM 2:18AM 2:38PM 5:54AM 6:40PM 7:08AM 7:43PM 8:09AM 8:36PM 9:02AM 9:24PM 9:50AM 10:10PM 10:35AM 10:54PM 11:19AM 11:38PM 12:25PM 1:11AM 1:34PM 2:10AM 2:31PM 3:01AM 3:21PM 3:48AM 4:08PM 4:34AM 4:53PM 5:18AM 5:37PM 2:55AM 3:35PM 3:56AM 4:33PM 4:57AM 5:27PM 5:54AM 6:19PM 6:47AM 7:09PM 7:38AM 7:58PM 8:28AM 8:48PM 9:17AM 9:52PM 10:17AM 10:48PM 11:14AM 11:42PM 12:07PM 12:34AM 12:57PM 1:24AM 1:46PM 2:14AM 2:34PM 2:46AM 3:31PM 3:47AM 4:29PM 4:47AM 5:23PM 5:45AM 6:14PM 6:39AM 7:04PM 7:30AM 7:53PM 8:21AM 8:42PM 9:08AM 9:44PM 10:07AM 10:42PM 11:04AM 11:37PM 11:57AM 12:29AM 12:48PM 1:20AM 1:38PM 2:10AM 2:27PM 3:15AM 3:55PM 4:16AM 4:53PM 5:17AM 5:47PM 6:14AM 6:39PM 7:07AM 7:29PM 7:58AM 8:18PM 8:48AM 9:08PM 9:26AM 10:01PM 10:26AM 10:57PM 11:23AM 11:51PM 12:16PM 12:43AM 1:06PM 1:33AM 1:55PM 2:23AM 2:43PM 6:34AM 7:20PM 7:48AM 8:23PM 8:49AM 9:16PM 9:42AM 10:04PM 10:30AM 10:50PM 11:15AM 11:34PM 11:59AM 12:29AM 12:55PM 1:41AM 2:04PM 2:40AM 3:01PM 3:31AM 3:51PM 4:18AM 4:38PM 5:04AM 5:23PM 5:48AM 6:07PM n, 29 Aug Tue, 30 Aug Wed, 31 Aug Copyright Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited 2011 Rise 3:35AM Set 1:34PM Rise 4:22AM Set 2:39PM Rise 5:04AM Set 3:47PM Rise 5:43AM Set 4:57PM Rise 6:19AM Set 6:08PM Rise 6:53AM Set 7:20PM Rise 7:27AM Set 8:32PM Rise 6:52AM Set 5:55PM Rise 6:50AM Set 5:56PM Rise 6:49AM Set 5:57PM Rise 6:48AM Set 5:58PM Rise 6:46AM Set 5:59PM Rise 6:45AM Set 5:59PM Rise 6:44AM Set 6:00PM 3:12AM 3:52PM 4:13AM 4:50PM 5:14AM 5:44PM 6:11AM 6:36PM 7:04AM 7:26PM 7:55AM 8:15PM 8:45AM 9:05PM 9:33AM 10:08PM 10:33AM 11:04PM 11:30AM 11:58PM 12:23PM 12:50AM 1:13PM 1:40AM 2:02PM 2:30AM 2:50PM 3:11AM 3:51PM 4:12AM 4:49PM 5:13AM 5:43PM 6:10AM 6:35PM 7:03AM 7:25PM 7:54AM 8:14PM 8:44AM 9:04PM 9:28AM 10:03PM 10:28AM 10:59PM 11:25AM 11:53PM 12:18PM 12:45AM 1:08PM 1:35AM 1:57PM 2:25AM 2:45PM www.linz.govt.nz/hydro/ tidal-info TIDES, SUN & MOON These tide predictions are not of cial tide tables as speci ed in Maritime Rules Part 25 Nautical Charts and Publications 4 Tide graph shows Thu, 25 Aug ,gFri, 26 Aug ,gSat, 27 Aug ,gSun, 28 Aug ,gMo © Tide Chart Cancer screening to start A four-year screening pro- gramme for bowel cancer starts in October. It will be carried out by the Waitemata District Health Board which has 134,000 eli- gible people aged 50 to 74 years living in its area. It s the first of its kind to be implemented in New Zea- land, BowelScreening pro- gramme clinical director Mike Hulme-Moir says. It is a robust screening programme, with high qual- ity standards and strict moni- toring of these standards. It includes a systematic approach to the screening test, along with diagnosis and treatment services. The dis- trict s primary care teams will play a crucial role in this screening programme by encouraging their enrolled patients to take part, and by supporting them through all stages of the screening path- way. Selected people will receive a letter inviting them to par- ticipate. They will be sent a simple-to-use test kit which they can complete at home and send to the screening lab- oratory for testing. A person with a positive result will be contacted by their doctor or a nurse and offered further investigations. Someone with a negative test will be recalled in two years for a repeat test. We are committed to get- ting high screening uptake from all of our population groups, but especially from Maori and Pacific people who have the lowest survival rates from this disease, Mr Hulme-Moir says. Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer in New Zealand and our death rate from it is one of the highest in the developed world. More than 100 Waitemata district residents die of bowel cancer annually. People diagnosed with bowel cancer who receive treatment at an early stage have a greater than 90 percent chance of surviving five years. After five years they have the same survival rate as someone who has never had it. Bait drops go without hitch Pest programme: Shakespear Regional Park reopens on December 1, but park bookings will be taken from September 6. SHAKESPEAR Regional Park reopens on December 1 after a five-month closure for pest eradication. The first stage of animal pest eradication has been completed successfully and the team is now hard at work checking to see if any pests remain, Auckland Council open sanctuary co-ordinator Matt Maitland says. Excellent weather con- ditions allowed us to carry out the three aerial bait applications in the best poss- ible timeframe and with the minimum gap of two weeks between flying days, despite a wetter than average July. Each application went with- out a hitch and we are pleased with the bait uptake and the breakdown of the residual bait. We continue to sweep the park, monitor for pest activity and remove animal carcasses where appropri- ate, he says. Signs advising the public of the use of poison bait have to remain in place until a year after the final application in early August next year. Seafood samples taken before and after the aerial bait operation have been sent for testing. The public will be notified when the all-clear is given and meanwhile should observe advice on signs in coastal areas, the council says. Auckland Council Parks, Recreation and Heritage Forum chairwoman Sandra Coney acknowledges the sup- port and assistance of many groups in the efforts to create an open sanctuary at Shakespear. We still have a lot of work ahead of us to make the park completely pest-free and a safe haven for treasured native species, but we couldn t have got to this point without the support of our partners, our neighbours, SOSSI and the park volunteers, she says. Auckland Council con- tinues to work with park neighbours and partners the NZ Defence Force, Watercare and YMCA Shakespear Lodge, as well as the Shakespear Open Sanctuary Society, and dedicated park volunteers. Bookings for picnic and campsites from December 1 will be taken from September 6. Phone (09) 301-0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/regionalparks for more information. Park users exercising dogs in the designated Army and Okoromai Bay areas are advised to keep their dogs under control because there may still be poisoned carcasses around. Cancer Society's biggest day Daffodil Day: The polar blast means real daffodils may be in short supply for today, especially further down the country. But people can still get fabric daffodils, teddy bears and other items. More than 2000 volunteers will be out today collecting funds for Daffodil Day. The event is in its 21st year, and is the Cancer Society s most important fundraising and awareness campaign. Money raised will help provide free support and information services, fund important scientific cancer research and implement health promotion initiatives to reduce the risk of certain cancers. The annual donation drive has raised around $47.6 million since 2000. Around 8000 Kiwis lose their battle to cancer each year, making the disease one of the leading causes of death in New Zealand. Latest figures have shown that almost 20,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year. And 6000 of them are Aucklanders, Cancer Society Auckland chief executive John Loof says. But with your help there is hope. Look out for Daffodil Day collectors or go to any National or ANZ Banks to donate. Otherwise text daffodil to 883 for a $3 donation, or call 0900-311-11 for an instant $20 donation. Visit www.daffodilday.org.nz to make secure online donations.
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