Waiheke Marketplace : November 10th 2010
7 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, NOVEMBER 10, 2010 NEWS LARGEST RANGE IN NZ Full warranties Large & small Petr ol & dies el FREE PHONE 0508 252 477 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE www.blairs.co.nz NZ Importer of Second Hand Engines NZ Importer of Second Hand Engines & Transmissions & Transmissions - -NEW NEW - -SECOND HAND SECOND HAND - - FINANCE AVAILABLE FINANCE AVAILABLE NZ Distributor of ATV6&8 Wheeled Amphibious Vehicles "Let an Argo "Let an Argo take you where take you where no other ATV no other ATV has been before" has been before" Dr Bill Keith -- MNZAS Audiologist Delicia Coetzer -- Speech-Language Therapist Dr Anne Toth -- Audiologist Liz Powell -- Education Adviser Some children can hear, but have trouble understanding what they hear. Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) can adversely affect language development, reading, educational achievement and behaviour. www.soundskills.co.nz Is your child having problems understanding at school? This could be an Auditory Processing Disorder Come and learn more about APD SoundSkills specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of APD Seminar: 7.30pm -- 9.00pm Tues 23 November. Venue: The Parenting Place, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane. Please register by emailing email@example.com or phone 524 7074 FREE SEMINAR hearing skills for sound learning 1 in 20 children may have an auditory processing disorder Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) is a seriously under- recognised hearing problem that is an underlying cause of learning difficulties in thousands of New Zealand children. APD is not detected by standard hearing tests, but it can be diagnosed and it can be treated. A new specialist clinic for children with APD, SoundSkills, has been established in The Parenting Place in Greenlane. SoundSkills' expert team of audiologists, speech- language therapist and education adviser provide specialised testing and treatment programmes. They also hold free seminars for parents to learn more about APD. Soundskills Audiologist Dr Bill Keith says "APD affects an estimated 5% of children and most go undiagnosed. APD often shows up as a learning problem and causes under-achievement because these children are missing out on vital information. The problem lies in the hearing pathways and centres in the brain. Children may be unable to extract or retain the message that they need to from spoken information, especially if there is background noise." APD requires specialised testing and individualisedtreatment. But, says Dr Keith, "there is good evidence for the effectiveness of a number of treatments". For more information, an informative brochure, or to attend a free seminar please contact SoundSkills at firstname.lastname@example.org or (09) 524 7074 or visit www.soundskills.co.nz. Clinics: Greenlane and North Shore. Something every parent should know Advertisement hearing skills for sound learning Affordably different Wines & Spirits Three-tonne e-waste haul Residents dumped over three tonnes of old computer equip- ment and mobile phones during the annual eDay. A temporary site at Waiheke Freight saw 91 cars come and go with e-waste. Nationwide an estimated 900 tonnes made up of 77,000 items of computer and computer related equipment and mobile phones was collected for safe recycling. Waiheke eDay org- aniser Dorte Wray from Cleanstream says she was delighted to see so many people hold on to their e-waste until an environmentally res- ponsible disposal op- tion was available rather than putting it out for the inorganic rubbish collection. Having the use of the Waiheke Freight yard was fantastic and the day ran smoothly thanks to them and our other partners Tom Ryan Cartage and Waiheke Ship- ping, as well as our hard working team of volunteers. We had a great day, collected another truckload -- albeit a smaller truck than last year, but still its quite astounding to see all that waste, Ms Wray says. waihekemarketplace.co.nz Big cheque for Ronald McDonald Fun run fundraiser: From left: Fairfax group sales and marketing manager Sandra King, Ronald McDonald House chief executive Wayne Howett and Auckland mayor Len Brown with a cheque for $60,000 from Round the Bays. Photo: BEN WATSON By IMOGEN NEALE Mayor Len Brown knows how important it is to have family around when you re critically ill. He suffered a massive heart attack on stage at a public event in 2008 and his wife Shan Inglis was diagnosed with throat cancer earlier this year. Both have also spent days and nights sitting by hospital beds, watching over their daughters. So Mr Brown nodded knowingly as Ronald McDonald House chief executive Wayne Howett showed him around the organisation s newest home away from home for patients and their families. My family stayed 24/7 with me for about two weeks, Mr Brown says. I ve been there -- I ve seen how important it is for families to be together. And when you re a child things are magnified. The ability to stay in hospital or close at hand is critical to a child s wellbeing. The multi-storey building down the road from the Starship children s hospital will boast 18 family rooms and a manager s unit once refurbishments are complete. Rooms will vary in size and lay- out according to a family s needs. One will be completed thanks to $60,000 raised by participants in the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run earlier this year. Families staying in the house will also have access to a full-scale communal kitchen, playground and barbecue area. Naturally parents want to be at the side of their child in hospital, but many out of town parents can t afford the accommodation costs, Mr Howett says. Being able to provide a place to stay free of charge, right by the hos- pital, takes some of the stress out of what is a very heart-wrenching time. Such a facility doesn t come cheap and Mr Howett says funding is one of the greatest challenges facing Ronald McDonald House. The new building cost around $4.5 million to buy, $2.5m to refur- bish and will have an annual oper- ating budget of $1.5m. This is why cheques like the one from Fairfax Media and The Ports of Auckland are so warmly received. Ronald McDonald House would like to say a big thank you to Fair- fax Media and the Ports of Auck- land Round the Bays for generously giving these proceeds from this years run. Without Round the Bays this room would not have been poss- ible, Mr Howett says. Fairfax Media chief executive Allen Williams says it s wonderful that over 70,000 people have contri- buted to the family room through Round the Bays. It s so fitting that so many people have helped to make this room hap- pen, because the room will benefit many New Zealand families.
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