Nor West News : January 19th 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 4 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 19, 2012 NEWS 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 early stage. T B S 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. is is an opportunity to check yourself out, free of charge. "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. T 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. B 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 empty completely. "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. www B w m 0800 924 432 WAI1823 HANDY ANT PROCESSORS * We are registered with MAF for Home Kill Processing Ph: 09 420 2848 Fax: 09 420 2870 Handy Ant Processors 93 Monk Rd, South Head www.handyant.co.nz Beef Processing Only 90cPER KG Yo Ant! What's Up! Now we've caught your eye look at this offer That's what's up! Happy New Year! Offer is for a limited time only Hurry - call us NOW 4318466AA --- BOOK NOW! --- Chestnut Contracting Registered Chemical Applicator Servicing Kumeu & Districts for 10 years PHONE: STUART 412 6360 OR 0274 462 255 www.chestnutcontracting.co.nz Gorse & Blackberry Spraying TIME FOR FACIAL ECZEMA SPRAYING! Hot stuff: There will be plenty to check under the bonnet, like this 1964 Ford Mustang, at this weekend's Woodstock Classic Car and Hot Rod Festival. Thousands expected at car fest It's time to rev it up again for the biggest nor- west annual showcase at Kumeu showgrounds. Thousands from around the country and overseas are expected at the18th national event of the Woodstock Classic Car and Hot Rod Festi- val this weekend. On display are vehicles ranging from a miniature indoor slot car drag racing set and off- roaders to American muscle cars and sleek oldies but goodies. Petrol heads will be lapping up the swap meet with more than 300 swap sites and enjoying the Century Yuasa Bat- tery Lift contest where people can try holding a battery by the handle in front of themselves for as long as possible to win a prize. Visitors can also choose their favourite car for the prestigious peoples' choice award. It is also the poster car and is used on all flyers and other advertising material. One of the organisers, Desma Galvin, says the trade sites, about 100, are full. Just come along and have a good time. The weather is meant to be really good so we'll see you at the show,'' she says. Entertainment includes The Lazy Boys play on Saturday and The Groove Diggers on Sunday. The Saturday night hop, Rockit2012, has the Rock'n' Roll All Stars and the Runaway Boys, along with a special guest artist, shaking the Kumeu Community Cen- tre from 7.30pm. A woodchopping show with a difference will also feature. Chainsaws with big engines, includ- ing those used on snow- mobiles, will be slicing wood in hotsaw racing matches. Chopping relays and an axe- throwing contest are also included in the revamped showground's chopping arena. Four demonstrations run daily. The new Hobsonville motorway should make it quicker for visitors with signage to the Access Rd venue. There is an alternative route too coming through Taupaki. Seen that super-rare part for your car and don't have enough cash? This year the show has an eftpos cash withdraw facility by the tower gate at the administration building end of Route 66. The show runs from 7am to 6pm on Saturday and 8am to 5pm on Sunday. Visit nor- westnews.co.nz to see different vehicles at last year's show. Visit kumeuhotrod show.co.nz.
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