Central Leader : April 22nd 2011
5 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 22, 2011 NEWS Where Event Start Auckland Museum - Dawn Service Parade assembles 5.30am at the Museum underground carpark. Cenotaph, Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain. Parade Service 5.45am 6.00am Auckland Museum - Civic Service Parade assembles 10.30am at the Museum underground carpark. Cenotaph, Auckland Museum, Auckland Domain. Parade Service 10.45am 11.00am Mt Eden Parade assembles 10.30am at corner Dexter Avenue & Dominion Road. Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Road, Mt Eden. Parade Service 10.50am 11.00am Where Event Start Onehunga Parade assembles 9.30am at the corner Trafalgar Street & Onehunga Mall. Onehunga RSA, 57 Princes Street, Onehunga. Parade Service 9.45am 10.00am Mt Roskill Parade assembles 9.15am at Cullen Avenue & May Road intersection. Mt Roskill War Memorial Hall, May Road, Mt Roskill. Parade Service 9.25am 9.30am Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Lest we forget... Make Anzac Day 2011 something special Anzac Day Services, Monday, 25th April ACROSS 5 Show-off (5) 8 Pre-dinner drink (8) 9 Interval (5) 10 Sobriquet (8) 11 Store away (5) 14 Terminal (3) 17 Over there (6) 18 Insect (3) 20 Home (5) 24 And the rest (8) 25 Way (5) 26 Mayor and Motiti islands lie off this city (8) 27 Composition (5) DOWN 1 Contaminate (5) 2 Handler of stolen goods (5) 3/4 Made a Dame in 2002 for services to literature (5,6) SOLUTION 1356 No.1357 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY 6 Otago seaside village (8) 7 Decal (8) 12 Thrown annually at Taihape (8) 13 Blood feud (8) 14 Wane (3) 15 Colour (3) 19 Accessories (6) 21 Towel fabric (5) 22 Intended (5) 23 Native tree, "black pine" (5) SCALPEL GRILL TT ORDI EATS HAVELOCK AARTELE MI CROPHONE N HDELBE UNE AS Y RIBALD NDTPGR A XENOPHOBES WSWRTET AROMAT I C ECHO RFRN UR EXACT ANX I ETY Watch out for crims Auckland police are encouraging residents to be nosy neighbours to help keep criminals at bay. Auckland eastern area senior sergeant Hirone Waretini says it is vital that neighbours report any suspicious activity. Mr Waretini says it is not uncommon for neigh- bours of burglary victims to see someone sus- picious but not report it. Neighbours are worried that calling 111 in these situations isn't appropriate,'' Mr Ware- tini says. If you see someone on your neighbour's prop- erty and it doesn't look right, call 111. End of story. It's frustrating to find out that we might have missed an opportunity to catch a burglar.'' If you note someone acting suspiciously in your street but not in a neighbour's property you can still report the inci- dent by calling 302-6400. Ask to speak to the crime reporting line. See www.police.govt.nz for more information or call the Crimestoppers line on 0800-555-111. Tests paying off says clinic By HANNAH SPYKSMA Blissfully unaware: Baby Hiraina Wilcox is less than a month old, but advanced technology means she can already be tested for hearing loss. Photo: JASON OXENHAM ' Our aim is to have every baby tested before they leave hospital. ' Sarah Daye, lead audiologist It's a year since the Mt Albert New Born Hear- ing Clinic was opened and the benefits of early detection are already paying off according to Auckland District Health Board staff. New technology at the clinic is allowing babies to be tested for hearing difficulties within the first month of their lives. Our aim is to have every baby tested before they leave hospital --- it makes a huge difference to those babies and their families, especially in terms of intervention,'' health board lead audiologist Sarah Daye says. If mothers have a home birth, or are not tested while in hospital, they can head along to the community clinic for a free check. The test is done by placing a soft-tipped earpiece in the baby's ear --- normally while the child is asleep. It makes soft clicking noises and a computer monitors the response of the low frequency sounds. Results are shown straight away and, if necessary, families are referred to an audiologist for further consultation. But even if tests show no problems, Ms Daye says it is important to continually monitor hearing as the child grows. The Auckland-wide screening push has seen more than 7000 babies tested since the pro- gramme started. Three babies have been diagnosed with a hearing problem so far. While this seems like a small number, audiologists say the pro- gramme is an important step in raising aware- ness about the import- ance of addressing hear- ing loss at a young age. The saddest story I've heard was about a father who said he'd been sing- ing to his baby for months, but didn't realise the baby couldn't hear him,'' lead screener Jenny Woodward recalls. She says addressing potential difficulties at a young age is vital, because without screening it is hard to detect hearing loss until speech and language development becomes delayed. The learning capacity of children from new born to three years of age is huge - they're like a sponge.'' Visit www.nsu.govt.nz for more information.
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