North Shore Times : February 17th 2011
11 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 BLIND CLEANING BLIND REPAIRS ALL BLINDS - ALL BRANDS • Door to Door service or •Dropoff&pickup • Clean your blinds... from as little as $15 per blind www.mrsparkel.co.nz 16a Tarndale Grove, Albany Ph 415 1596 TM 3244926AD There's more to enjoy at our club than golf! For one thing the views are incredible, the friendliness of the members is widely acknowleged, and there's the opportunity to play the game without travelling great distances and you'll be on the same course, with the same challenges, which many of New Zealand's leading players, past and present, developed their skills. We'd like you to come and join us. We have several membership categories open at the moment including Full Playing, 9 Hole, Mid Week, Under 23 Student, Limited and Associates. As a Short Term Special we have dropped our normal Joining Fee of $250. Pupuke Golf Club Inc 231 East Coast Road Cambells Bay Phone 410 7906 or Email email@example.com for more information R A r N w Z V r P rk B um S r F h w S r O r mp O r mp Cl Cl My Family Advertising Feature Immunisation rates up Plunket has welcomed the news that the immunisation rate of New Zealand's children is at a record high -- including a 14 percent increase among the Maori and Pacific communities. Immunisation is a vitally import- ant a tool to protect New Zealand families and communities,'' Plunket clinical advisor Allison Jamieson says. Vaccination is the most effec- tive way to protect children from the many childhood diseases that can affect families today.'' Allison says these diseases can have serious complications and are often spread by family members or friends. Immunisation has a profoundly positive effect not only on the indi- vidual but on the whole of the popu- lation thereby improving com- munity immunity from the disease. Immunisation is a free, proven way that parents can protect their children against 11 serious diseases, including measles, mumps and rubella. It is never too late to catch up, even if a child has fallen behind on the immunisation schedule.'' If parents are not sure when their child is due for immunisation they can check the immunisation sched- ule at www.plunket.org.nz or call their doctor. The Immunisation Advisory Centre also offers infor- mation and advice about immunis- ation and preventing the spread of infection through its toll-free line 0800-466-863 and its website www. immune.org.nz. Plunket is one of many com- munity groups that give immunis- ation information to parents and caregivers. For more information about immun- isation you can talk to a Plunket nurse or call PlunketLine on 0800-933-922 24 hours, seven days. Avoid a bogus flattie Whether you are looking for a flatmate or a flat, watch out for suspicious behaviour. You might be being lured into a scam. Flatmate-finding websites are a popular way of advertising a spare room. But beware. There's a chance that when you place an advert for a flatmate you'll get a scammer responding to your ad. If you are looking for someone to move into your flat get sus- picious if the new flatmate' sends you a deposit before even showing up to look at the place. They may say they are from out of town and can't get to see the flat but they are really interested. They will then send an over- payment for the first month's rent and bond, by cheque. Next you'll get an email apologising and asking you to pay back the extra money back money transfer. After you've refunded the money, you'll find the original cheque has bounced and you are out of pocket and are back looking for a flatmate. If you are looking for a flat get suspicious if the flatmate' wants a deposit before you have even seen the place. They will disappear with your deposit and you will have nowhere to live. Even though they may show you detailed pictures of the house, it doesn't mean they really own or live in that house. Often scam- mers copy details and pictures from a real advertisement to make their scam look genuine. Scammers often work from out- side the country so there isn't much you can do if you get scam- med and have sent money over- seas. So if the deal looks sus- picious, avoid it and report it to the flatmate website you are using. Find out more about scams, how they work, and how to avoid them, at www.scamwatch.govt.nz. Collectors needed for guide dog appeal About 5000 volunteers are urgent- ly needed nationwide for the 2011 Red Puppy Appeal in April. This year's appeal is held from April 1-3, raising vital funds for Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind Guide Dog Services. Guide dogs provide hundreds of blind and partially sighted New Zealanders with the means and confidence to get around indepen- dently and safely,'' RNZFB chief executive Sandra Budd says. It's a long process to become a RNZFB guide dog as every puppy must train for two years, pass 55 different tests and walk thou- sands of steps. With no Govern- ment funding we rely on public support. We need as many volunteers as possible out there rattling buckets on street corners,'' Sandra says. Red Puppy Appeal collectors will be on the streets on Friday and Saturday April 1-2; volun- teers can call 0800-120-254 or register at www.redpuppy.org.nz. Help give power to the red puppies so, as RNZFB guide dogs, they can empower blind and par- tially sighted New Zealanders. Ways to donate: You can donate online at www.redpuppy.org.nz. Please give generously when you see RNZFB Red Puppy Appeal collectors out and about from April 1 to 3.
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