North Shore Times : January 15th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 11 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 15, 2013 NEWS E TO BE ENTERTAIN NED PREPARE PREPAR PREPAR NTERTAIN ENTERTAIN ENTERTAIN NED NED NED 12.00* All Tickets ONLY $ THURSDAY 17TH JANUARY LIVE AT THE NORTH SHORE EVENTS CENTRE COME ALONG AND JOIN US IN CELEBRATING OUR 10TH SEASON! NEW 1029 buy tickets online nzbreakers.co.nz NBL CELEBRATES HERITAGE ROUND THIS WEEK! * Excludes Corporate Hospitality. Tiny jellyfish out in force in water By MARNIE HALLAHAN The annual invasion of microscopic jellyfish hit North Shore beaches early this year along with the warm summer weather. Reports have so far come in from Mairangi Bay and Murrays Bay, says medical officer of health Simon Baker. But it is likely the tiny translucent stingers extend throughout most North Shore beaches, he says. The jellyfish leave itchy red bite marks similar to a rash. Mr Baker says the jel- lyfish aren't a huge prob- lem as beachgoers can take sensible steps to avoid being stung. The Auckland Regional Public Health Service recommends: Not swimming at affec- ted beaches or wearing loose clothing. Wear smaller bathing costu- mes such as Speedos or bikinis to prevent trap- ping lice or jellyfish. Removing your togs as soon as possible after swimming and having a shower. Not towelling off before showering because this will set off the stings. Wearing cool clothing if you have a rash and using calamine lotion to help calm the skin Visiting a pharmacy if the rash persists and asking for a mild steroid cream or antihistamine tablets. Ferry service cancelled in high winds High winds have seen Northcote Point ferry commuters diverted to Birkenhead Wharf for their own safety. Fullers ferry service had to cancel its North- cote Point services last Tuesday for a period of time as south-westerly winds exceeded 25 knots, spokeswoman Lucy Far- rington says. The reason for the closure is for customer safety as the vessels get pounded against the wharf and it can there- fore be unsafe for customers to embark and disembark.'' The decision is often made at short notice, she says. Fullers does not man- age the decision based on the forecast which can be variable, but instead relies on the opinion of the vessel masters who observe the actual con- ditions while operating services to Birkenhead,'' she says. This approach can sometimes result in being perceived by customers as inconven- iently making a decision at too short notice.'' But Fullers is able to operate more services based on the actual con- ditions rather than not to operate at all, Ms Far- rington says. Buses to take com- muters from Northcote Point Wharf were avail- able. The terminal was re- opened later that day. Text message alerts to closures or delays are available. Visit fullers.co.nz for more information.
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