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Bowel Screening - free for
50-74 year olds in Waitemata
Bowel cancer is the second most
common cancer in New Zealand and
every year about 100 residents in the
Waitemata DHB area die from it.
If bowel cancer is found in its early stages, there
is a greater than 90% chance of survival. Bowel
screening can help detect bowel cancer at an
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Over the next two years people aged 50 to 74 who
live in the Waitemata DHB area will be invited to
take part in the free BowelScreening programme.
"Bowel cancer can be present with few or
even no warning signs or symptoms.
Bowel screening checks for early signs of bowel
cancer. Everyone eligible to take part in the
programme will automatically be sent a letter and
invited to participate over the next two years. You
don't need to enrol, but if you haven't been to a
doctor recently or you've changed your address
please call us on 0800 924 432 to check we have
your correct details on our register.
If you're turning 75 in 2012 and wish to
participate in the programme, call us before your
e test is quick, clean and simple to complete -- it
only takes a couple of minutes, using the free test
kit provided. Unlike other screening programmes
this test can be done yourself, in the convenience
and privacy of your own home.
Bowel cancer can be present with few or even
no warning signs or symptoms. Symptoms may
include blood in your bowel motion or changes
in your normal pattern of going to the toilet that
continue for several weeks, for example: diarrhoea,
constipation or a feeling that your bowel doesn't
"Bowel screening can help detect bowel
cancer at an early stage.
ese symptoms are more likely to be caused by
other, more harmless reasons but it is important to
have them checked by your doctor. If you have any
symptoms, don't wait for your screening invitation,
see your doctor now.
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0800 924 432
The day Fred wept -- just a little
Legend: Sir Fred Allen.
So it s the final whistle for Fred
Allen so soon after he was belat-
edly knighted for his immense
role in New Zealand rugby.
Over nearly seven decades he
was a star player, a great cap-
tain and a perfectionist who did
so much for Auckland, All Black
rugby and the young men he
shaped as a coach.
He was a crucial part of the
game he loved, including a
standout for the postwar 2nd
New Zealand Expeditionary
Force Kiwi army team which
thrilled Britain with its daz-
zling back play -- giving the
war-battered British something
to smile and cheer about again.
The rugby realities were just
around the corner for Fred
though -- with the All Blacks
beaten in South Africa four
matches to nil in 1949.
Fred was there at Eden Park
when the All Blacks took
revenge and the series against
the Boks seven years later.
His epoch-making roles with
the great Auckland team
reflected the Allen approach as
the All Blacks did in the years
Some time years ago I
brought unlikely tears to Fred s
I told him about my first
great match from my childhood
when the Kiwis won 11-3
against Wales, the old rival, at
Cardiff. I set the alarm and
heard it all, from the thunder-
ous Welsh singing Land of Our
Fathers through the radio static
and right to the final whistle.
Across a cup of tea a gener-
ation later, Fred remembered,
pass for pass, the Kiwi magic
that set winger Jimmy Sherratt
-- the menace the French called
La Grand Cheval -- in to the
I told Fred how I d left a note
-- We won! -- on the kitchen
table for my father when he
woke to milk the cows a couple
of hours later. Dad once told me
he d wept when he read the
cryptic news in the quiet
kitchen all those years before.
More than that though. Fred
had tears in his eyes when I
reminded him of that long-ago
time at Cardiff Arms Park.
Well done Fred (whoops, Sir
Fred) -- you were a real hero.
Historical PS: After Jimmy
Sherratt died last year his fam-
ily found the ball from the Car-
diff Arms match in a pewter
cup. It s now in the New Zea-
land Sports Hall of Fame.
At last! A series on the justice
system without bit parts for eye
candy straight out of a Miss
Universe line-up, enough viol-
ence to fill every cell in town
plus bedroom gymnastics
A new programme funded
partly by the New Zealand Law
Foundation began on Triangle
Television last Thursday which
aims to demystify the law and
give New Zealanders basic legal
Scripts will be based on per-
sonal and painful experience,
some of it written for you or
victims just like you. Do you
know -- or need to know: What
happens when you go to the
Family Court? How can you
avoid loan sharks and obtain
fair credit? What are your
rights if you are stopped drink
driving -- will you automatically
lose your licence? What
happens if you are arrested?
What can you do if you buy
faulty goods? What help can you
get if you are in a violent
In the 13-part series, Know
Your Rights, presenter barris-
ter Catriona MacLennan will
look at a different, everyday
legal topic each week.
The first programme took
viewers inside the Family Court
to explain what happens when
couples separate and cannot
agree on arrangements for their
This week it s another pri-
ority subject -- youth crime and
youth law. Viewers are invited
to write in with their legal
questions, which will be
answered in the last segment of
the show each week.
Viewers can now email
questions about law to info-
@tritiv.co.nz subject line: Know
Viewers names will not be
used so your queries will be
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