Western Leader : January 19th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 4 WESTERN LEADER, 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 4 Call Linda - Start your career in IT in 2012 0800 99 88 11 1. NZSE has an average student employment placement of 79% giving students greater job opportunities after studying with us 2. Smaller class numbers gives students more face-to-face time with lecturers. In the words of Confucius "Tell me and I ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I ll understand" 3. NZSE scored 90% in the latest student s satisfaction survey revealing that sta embrace a caring and nurturing environment 4. NZSE is an o cial sponsor of the Vodafone Warriors so students get the opportunity to interact with some of the players 4 Reasons Why You Should Study IT at NZSE... Home of IT Graduates Number 1 supporter of NZSE New Zealand School of Education 3033 Great North Rd, New Lynn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nzse.ac.nz See food: The public watch mussels and scallops being cooked at last year's Auckland Seafood Festival. Photo: MICHAEL BRADLEY Win VIP passes to seafood festival There are only a few days to go until the Auckland Seafood Festival at Wynyard Quarter over Anniversary weekend -- January 28-30. Organisers promise some of the best seafood dishes on offer -- along with a line up of amazing Kiwi music acts and live demonstrations. More than 22,400 visitors attended last year s three-day event and even more are expected to roll up this time. Suburban Newspapers, publisher of the Western Leader, would love you to be among them. We ve got 24 VIP double passes to give away to readers right across the region. Each is valued at $200 and gets the lucky bearers entry to the premium lounge and full access to all areas of the festival. You ll get to enjoy seafood cuisine along with special beer and wine tast- ings. Plus you ll get preferential viewing of all the entertainment. Go online to www.western leader.co.nz, click on latest edition and check out today s online version of the paper for your chance to win. You will have to subscribe if you haven t already but it takes just a few seconds -- plus it s free. Entries close on January 24 at 5pm. So get in quick to enter the draw.
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