Western Leader : February 3rd 2011
7 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 NEWS 18 Noel Burnside Road (formerly Roscommon Rd), Puhinui Rd End, Wiri South Auckland Store Open 7 Days 9am -- 5.30pm Noel Burnside Rd Burrell Ave Roscom Puhinui Rd Sth Western Mwy 20 www.reducedtoclear.co.nz West Auckland Store Open 7 days 9am-6pm. Late Night Thursday till 8.00pm Unit F, 5 Vitasovich Ave, Waitakere Mega Centre, Henderson. Next door to K Mart Edsel St Edsel St KMart Montel Ave Newington Rd VitasovichA ve Waitakere Mega Centre Westfield WestCity Great North Rd 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! Approved for WINZ Payments Cards 100's of leading brand grocery products at clearance pricing including: Cadbury, Pascall, Health Basics, Diamond, Golden Circle, Edgell, Craigs, Harpic, Colgate, Airwick, Macleans, Bluebird, ETA, Wrigleys, and MUCH MORE! New Products Arriving Weekly Back to School Clearance Specials valid from Thurs 3rd ofFebtoWed9thofFeb (while stocks last) Toblerone Tinys 330g Lifesavers Pepomint Fresh Up Apple Slices 380g Bluebird Grainwaves Cheddar 150g Choice Value Ice Pops 10's amily Choice Soya Oil 5l elsewhere $12.89 each 70% OFF When you buy 4 elsewhere $2.69 each $1199 each $799 $1.19 each $2for 2 each $1.49 each OR OR $4for 3 79¢ each $2for 4 $1.69 each $3for 2 F C 70% OF F OR OR Save over 55% 3360953AB Sinton Rd realigned Sinton Rd in Hobsonville has new access because of the development of State Highway 18. The road has been realigned as part of the Hobsonville Deviation and SH16 Brigham Creek Extension. This project involves a six kilometre, four-lane motorway from the end of the northwestern motorway at Hobsonville Rd to the western end of the Upper Harbour Bridge in Hobsonville. The new Sinton Rd is now located at the Brigham Creek round- about near the new motorway. Auckland Transport external communi- cations manager Sharon Hunter says the road had to be realigned because the new motorway bisects the existing road. It was necessary to build a new road to con- nect local traffic to the Brigham Creek Rd inter- change. She says the change only affects a small number of residents who live on Sinton Rd who have been notified of the project. The old Sinton Rd entrance from Hobsonville Rd is now a short no-exit cul-de-sac. The $220 million proj- ect is due to be com- pleted in 2012. Ultrasound a gift for sick kids Much-needed machine: Helen Bailies' 10-month-old daughter Danielle has had many ultrasounds in her short life. They are one of the many families who will benefit from the new portable ultrasound machine launched at Starship last week. They are pictured with clinical director of radiology Sally Vogel. Photo: SARAH MOYES By SARAH MOYES At five weeks old, Danielle Loader s jaundice still hadn t gone away. I thought the doctors were just going to send her for some sunbathing, mum Helen Bailie says. After a number of tests, including many ultrasounds, the 10-month-old was diag- nosed with a serious liver condition, as well as hepa- titis. She is now waiting for a liver transplant to replace her deteriorating liver, and is mostly feed through a tube. The Starship Foundation has just been given a new portable ultrasound machine to help diagnose and monitor children like Danielle. Clinical director of Starship radiology Sally Vogel says ultrasounds are used a lot with children. Unlike a lot of other procedures, they are non- invasive, painless and have no radiation. These machines will be used on children from all over New Zealand. Barfoot and Thompson donated the device, which costs $196,000. Branches around Auckland raised close to $60,000 to go towards the purchase through community events like raffles, swim-a-thons and quiz nights. This is going to be a huge benefit for sick kids in the hospital, Dr Vogel says. The ultrasound machine is portable means it can easily be wheeled to the bedside of a sick patient. Starship has only two other ultrasounds, one of which is outdated. This will effectively give us two good machines. Starship Foundation chief executive Brad Clark says this sort of thing is what the foundation is all about. This is a key part of keep- ing these little ones alive. He says it s a privilege to help launch the new device for his first gig as the foundation s chief executive. This will keep the hospital at that world class level that it s at.
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