North Shore Times : December 10th 2010
3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS www.kmart.co.nz 0405P-NST we're extending Christmas for you Fri. 10th December Sat. 11th December Sun. 12th December Mon. 13th December Tues. 14th December Open 8am - 9pm Open 8am - 9pm Open 8am - 9pm Open 8am - 9pm Open 8am - 9pm "SURE"... "NO JOB TOO BIG" A1 SURE SERVICES TREE CARE QUALIFIED ARBORIST'S REMOVALS / PRUNING / SHAPING / CHIPPER Sure Services Limited Locally owned & operated Mobile 021 175 8660 Phone 09 446 1258 email@example.com We all have problems SURE SHIFT - All aspects of Rubbish Removal SURE BLAST - Waterblasting, Housewashing FREE QUOTE / FREE TRAVEL SURE CUT - Lawn Mowing SURE SCAPE - Gardening, Trees, Hedges, Stumps 3253628AF Attempt to save lives By SARAH CODDINGTON WAITEMATA District Health Board has been selected to run a four-year $24 million pilot bowel cancer screening pro- gramme. Bowel cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed can- cer and the biggest cause of can- cer death in New Zealand. International evidence shows that bowel screening program- mes can save lives through early diagnosis and inter- vention. The scheme, announced by Health Minister Tony Ryall, is expected to start in October and will be rolled out nationally if successful. About 130,000 people aged 50 to 74 years who live in Waite- mata area will be invited to par- ticipate, including a minimum of 6000 Maori. In 2007, there were 2809 people diagnosed with bowel cancer and 1252 people died from the disease in New Zea- land. By 2016, the number of new cases of bowel cancer is expected to increase by 15 percent for men and 19 percent for women. This figure is likely to increase further if there is a national bowel screening pro- gramme. Participants will be sent a test in the mail which they can complete at home. It will be returned to the lab- oratory for assessment. Follow ups will be notified for positive results and a negative test will be recalled in two years. Between 4 and 8 percent of people tested will have cancer. Mr Ryall says Waitemata was chosen because of its strong focus on screening and its com- mitment to working closely with primary care to ensure as many people as possible partici- pate. People who are diagnosed with bowel cancer and receive treatment when it is at an early stage have a 95 percent chance of surviving five years. After five years the survival rate becomes the same as someone who has never had bowel can- cer. Arson suspected in Sunnynook garage fire Suspicious fire: Police are talking with suspects over an arson. By MICHELLE ROBINSON Police are investigating the suspected arson of a family s garage in Sunnynook. The man cave where an eld- erly resident liked to potter, was destroyed at around mid- night on November 30, North Shore police detective sergeant James Watson says. The two families living at the Sunnynook Rd address were home at the time, and two people had just been to the garage 10 minutes before the blaze started, Mr Watson says. No one was injured. Police are speaking with suspects who are linked to one of the family members. Mr Watson says the garage was used by an elderly male occupant who did a lot of gardening, and would often fall asleep inside and was fortu- nately not in there at the time. Neighbours saw the fire but were not able to help in time. Albany fire station officer Peter Kemp says the fire was totally involved by the time firefighters arrived. Flames could be seen leaping from the garage, setting alight the neighbouring hedge and some trees on the property s border.
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