Western Leader : November 11th 2010
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They needed more pressure in their rainwater tank, and with the help of a local civil engineer, came up with the idea of using a wind turbine. The students worked on the whole pro- cess, from making ane- mometers to measure wind, to building proto- type windmills. It's still a lot of rubbish for new council Wondering what will happen to your rubbish collection under the new Auckland council? Coun- cil spokesperson Jon Roscoe says it s business as usual. Residents and busi- nesses in west Auckland can expect the same efficient and reliable services that they experi- enced under the former Waitakere City Council. All rubbish, recycling and cardboard and paper collections remain the same and there are no changes unless other- wise advised. These kerbside services will be uninterrupted and stay as they are until the new council has an oppor- tunity to review them. Residents and busi- nesses should continue to put their rubbish, recycling and paper and cardboard out for collec- tion on the same day and at the same time. Mr Roscoe says the rates reflect the rubbish service residents receive. The user-pays system operated in west Auck- land means residents pay a little less in rates, he says. Indecent assaults Police are keen to speak to a man in relation to allegations of indecent assaults on female bus passengers in west Auck- land. Several passengers say they have seen a man placing his hand on the legs of female passengers during their journey into Auckland. Witnesses have reported that he has positioned himself where he has been able to touch the back of a female passenger through their seat. Police say the indecent assaults have all occurred on early morning Flyer buses which head into the city from Henderson s Palomino Drive via Edmonton and Te Atatu roads. The women targeted were of Indian, European and South African descent and the majority were in their 20s and 30s. The offender is described as a male Indian in his mid 20s, of medium build with short to medium length dark curly hair. The police are urging anyone who has been indecently assaulted by him to contact them. Call constable Rob Campbell at Henderson police on 839-0735 if you have infor- mation. Open wide for modern clinic First customer: Daphne Bo Jones was the very first child to receive a check-up at the new dental clinic at Edmonton Primary School from dental therapist Karen Antwis. By CATHERINE HEALY If memories of visiting the school dental nurse set your teeth on edge, you ll be pleased to know the experi- ence is becoming more pleasant for the current generation of primary school children. The lonely pre-fab sitting on a corner of the playing field is no longer, as state-of-the-art dental facilities are opening at schools around the country as part of a national overhaul of the service. The first new clinic in west Auck- land has opened at Edmonton Pri- mary School in Te Atatu South. The first child in the chair was four- year-old Daphne Bo Jones. Dental therapist Karen Antwis proclaimed her teeth to be lovely -- very clean . Belinda Tafua, dental manager for Waitemata District Health Board, says the facility sets a new standard. The old buildings were owned by the Ministry of Education and a lot of schools struggled with their upkeep. In many cases, we were working in crowded, cramped con- ditions. The Edmonton clinic has modern x-ray facilities which will eventually be superseded by digital radiogra- phy. A sterilising room and a plant room mean all the noisy equipment is tucked away. The two-chair facility has two dental therapists and one assistant. Children from neighbouring schools will receive their check-ups in a mobile dental clinic. Anyone needing more serious work will then go to the Edmonton clinic. We re looking at opening outside school hours -- maybe Saturday mornings and maybe one late night, Mrs Tafua says. Parents have found it difficult to contact us in the past. It was diffi- cult with the mobile service shifting around. Now parents know they can always contact someone at the Edmonton clinic. Mrs Tafua says parents should follow planned dental services as advised by their child s school. But if a child is in pain, parents can call the Edmonton clinic. A six-chair facility at Henderson Intermediate is due to open in February and two more are planned in Glen Eden and Westgate. New Zealand's dental service is free for children up to age 18. Phone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800-825-583) or visit www.letstalkteeth.co.nz for more information.
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