86 days ago

House Tours are back for 2020!

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to Taupō!

Step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ. For the last eleven years, the magazine has handpicked five fabulous locations around the country and this time we are delighted to be heading to Taupō as one of our 5 locations.

Book Friday 21 February 2020 into your calendar and secure your tickets now for an inspiring day out exploring your backyard. Head to our website for more information.
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43 minutes ago

FREE belly fat scan and metabolism testing

Gisselle from Auckland Central

Inviting HEALTHY* PARTICIPANTS for: Abdominal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) & Metabolism testing.
*Aged 18 and above, without personal history or family history of pancreatitis or diabetes, to compare with our patients on pancreatitis and diabetes pathways.

During your visit, you will first undergo a 45min abdominal MRI scan to assess your pancreas. This will take place at CAMRI (Centre for Advanced MRI); once completed you will receive a CD with your images. Then, we will proceed to our COSMOS Clinic for metabolism testing:
• Your glycated haemoglobin, fasting blood glucose, lipid profile, ferritin and insulin levels will be measured
• Anthropometric measurements and Osteoporosis risk will be evaluated
• You will also be required to complete a few questionnaires.

Please note: You are required to come fasting – nothing to eat/drink from midnight the night before.
The entire visit will take no more than 2 hours and we will reimburse you with a $40.00 petrol voucher for your time and participation.
All the above tests will be conducted at no charge to you.

The Centre for Advanced MRI is located within the University of Auckland School of Medicine, opposite to Auckland City Hospital; free underground parking is available – access from Boyle Crescent.

If you would like to participate or obtain more information, please contact:

Gisselle Alarcon Ramos
Nurse l Coordinator
COSMOS l Research Clinic
Department of Surgery
Auckland City Hospital l Level 3 l Support Building
CLINIC PH: 09 9231821 EMAIL: g.ramos@auckland.ac.nz

11 days ago

Poll: Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?

Denise Piper Reporter from Central Leader

The SPCA says a new $300 fine is helping to spread the warning that people should not leave their dogs in hot cars.
What do you think - is the message getting through to dog owners?

Is the message to not leave dogs in hot cars getting through?
  • 22.2% Yes, the $300 fine helps
    22.2% Complete
  • 20.5% Yes, owners better understand the risks
    20.5% Complete
  • 50.4% No, I still see dogs in hot cars
    50.4% Complete
  • 6.8% Other (please say what in the comments below)
    6.8% Complete
117 votes
2 hours ago

St Marys Bay area water quality improvement project

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Works have started in the St Marys Bay area to improve water quality at St Marys Bay and Masefield Beaches. Works are expected to be complete late 2021 and have been funded by Targeted Rates.