Waiheke Marketplace : January 19th 2011
2 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS Editor George Gardner editor @waihekemarketplace co nz Reporters Gill Alcock news2@ waihekemarketplace.co.nz Jerome Gavelle email@example.com 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. 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Maritime New Zealand spokes- man Ross Henderson says the boat will be allowed to sail to Fiji once it has passed inspection and been registered there by its new owners. Mr Subritzky says any Waiheke Shipping customers with unused tickets can contact the company's office for refunds. It's been a huge pleasure serving the Waiheke community,'' Mr Subritzky says. SeaLink, the island's other car ferry service, remains in business. General manager Donna Gauci says the service will assist Waiheke Shipping customers who present a valid ticket for forward travel, with special assistance fares. Summer sting Itchy spots: Invisible jellyfish larvae were trapped under seven-year-old Teia Kahura's togs while swimming at Whakenewha Beach leaving behind these nasty itchy stings. By LYNDAL JEFFERIES Severe stings from jellyfish amoebae have created a rush on sales of anti- histamines and sting creams at chemists. Unichem Pharmacy in Oneroa has been seeing up to 20 individuals a day who have small stings all over their torsos after swimming. The Ostend Village Pharmacy has had up to 10 people a day looking for help to calm their stings according to pharmacist Rina Kim. The stings are often attributed to sea lice but Dr Michael Karetai from the Oneroa Accident and Medical Cen- tre says the spots being found under swimmers' togs are in fact from jelly- fish larvae. The larvae get trapped in swimmers togs and release stinging cells called nemocysts when under pressure or leaving the water,'' he says. This is what happened to seven- year-old Teia Kahura who was left with nasty itchy stings over her tummy after swimming at Whaka- newha Beach. Surfdale mother Brenda Harrington says her seven-year-old daughter Stasia has been refusing to go into the sea after being severely stung'' at Surfdale beach. Grandmother Maggie Wikara says: My six-year-old grandson Tane has stings all over his hands and feet after digging in the sand while his father swum at Onetangi Beach.'' A German tourist swimming at Awaawaroa Bay says she could see the small clear jellyfish swimming around her'' before realising she had been stung all over. Dr Karetai recommends antihista- mines and a good moisturising cream. They should be treated like mos- quito bites,'' he says. And despite the problem with larvae getting trapped in togs he is still warn- ing against skinny dipping after treating a patient with large jellyfish stings from long flowing stingers which he says togs can protect against. Nurse Linda Maguire from the Oneroa clinic says these large jellyfish stings are like chemical burns and can be very serious''. Oneroa Chemist pharmacist Judy Turnball says antihistamine tablets are available for adults and children can take an antihistamine syrup. She also recommends the antihistamine and anti-sting creams. Rinsing togs before and after swimming and not let- ting children run around in wet togs may also help as the bites sometimes take a day or two to come up,'' she says. Dr Karatei says people from a range of beaches have reported being bitten. However, warm, flat, sheltered areas seem to be the worst affected. Swimming in cooler water and rougher seas may offer some protec- tion'', he says. A regular swimmer at Palm Beach reported seeing two venomous Portuguese Man o' War jellyfish, otherwise known as bluebottles, washed up at Nudie Bay. And Oneroa residents Al and Jenness Reeve spotted at least 40 blue- bottle jellyfish washed up on Oneroa beach yesterday. Mr Reeve, who has seen blue bottles in Australia before, says: They were of varying sizes. I've never seen them on Waiheke before.''
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