Waiheke Marketplace : January 5th 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 5, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner editor @waihekemarketplace.co.nz Reporters Gill Alcock news2@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Jerome Gavelle firstname.lastname@example.org Lyndal Jefferies lyndaljefferies@gmail com Sales Managers Gail Hughes sales@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Vivienne Picard info@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Graphics Megan Clark graphics@ waihekemarketplace co nz Administration, Classifieds, Accounts Maeve Fay O'Grady classifieds@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz accounts@ waihekemarketplace co nz 5,921 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday) to Waiheke homes, businesses, the ferries & central Auckland (Foodtown in Quay St, New World in College Hill & Devonport Library. Ph 09 372 9231 After Hours News Hotline: Ph 027 230 3103 1 Tahi Road, Ostend. P.O. Box 185, Oneroa, Waiheke 1840. www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz www.waihekeproperty.co.nz You can't beat The Barn IN OSTEND PHONE 372 5555 AVAILABLE 3 JAN 2011 - 16 JAN 2011. TRADE NOT SUPPLIED. WHILE STOCKS LAST. PONSONBY. 1 Maidstone Street WAIHEKE. 7 Weka Road, Oneroa P. 0800 250 750 www.qia.co.nz Protect against skin cancers Slip, slap, slop: Remember the sunscreen this summer. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES SUN TIPS: St John attended to 161 serious sunburn incidents last summer. The best treatment is prevention by keeping covered Once sunburn has occurred there is no useful treatment to reduce the burn or take away the damage Relieving creams or ointments can be used provided there is not severe blistering Keeping the skin well moisturised may provide some relief and may reduce peeling Seek medical aid if the person is feeling very unwell, or if large blisters appear as a result of the sunburn. For more first aid tips and to enrol in a first aid course go to www.stjohn.org.nz. Islanders are being urged to be sun-safe this summer after high incidence of skin cancers reported on Waiheke in 2010. The Skin Institute based in Oneroa has conducted more than 300 surgical procedures for the excision of skin cancers in the past 12 months, accord- ing to clinic manager Sara Stevenson. The institute holds two free spot check clinics a week with specialist surgeons, and has been working to raise aware- ness across the community. Ms Stevenson says: The incidence of skin cancer is still increasing despite added awareness and education in recent years.'' Ultra violet radiation has already reached extreme levels with a burn factor time of less than 15 minutes recorded in December by Metservice New Zealand. The first line of defence is sunblock, but sun worshippers are being reminded an SPF factor only protects the skin for the time of that day's burn factor. And unless the sunblock used contains zinc, it does not protect against UVA rays which can cause premature ageing and skin cancer, Ms Stevenson warns. Of the 300 skin cancers treated at the Skin Institute about 95 percent were benign cancers and not melanoma which is life threatening'', Ms Stevenson says. Many of the patients had sustained damage to their skin in their younger years'', when awareness of sun protec- tion was not so widespread.'' However, 15 percent of patients were in the 20 to 40 year age group. Ms Stevenson says many people are not aware a cotton t-shirt only provides about 15 percent sun protection. The clinic is educating people they can opt for a new kind of UV clothing that is now available, which is par- ticularly helpful for people working outdoors. New Zealand's clear, unpol- luted atmosphere and rela- tively low latitudes and prox- imity to the hole in the ozone layers has 40 percent stronger sunlight than much of Europe or North America. The Skin Cancer Society says skin cancer is largely pre- ventable. More than 90 percent of all skin cancer cases are attributed to excess sun exposure.'' Sunsmart New Zealand is advising people to wear hats and sun block if they plan to be out in the sun for more than 15 to 20 minutes, and to avoid the midday sun. Call the Skin Institute on 372-2011 if have concerns about skin cancer and would like to have a free spot check. Police station hours over holiday period Waiheke police station office on Ocean View Rd in Oneroa will be open between the hours of 10am and 2pm on the December 29, 30, and 31, if the officers on duty are not on a job. Police say extra of- ficers will be on the island over the New Year period. The office will be closed on January 1, 2, 3 and 4 unless there is an officer in the station. In the event of an emergency people should phone 111. For non- emergency calls, the number is 302-6400. Non-urgent messages can also be left on the station's answerphone which the on-duty officer will clear each shift.
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