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Thursday November 2, 2017

New sports minister leads by example Grant Robertson, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and MP for Rongotai, Paul Eagle, were both at the Wellington train station on Wednesday morning handing out flyers and encouraging people to register for Wellington’s iconic Cigna Round the Bays 2018. They were also presented with their race bibs, numbers 1 and 2 for their own entries into the event. “Cigna Round the Bays is a great event to be a part of, whatever your age or level of fitness,” Grant says. “Whether you walk it or run it, the main thing is to participate and just enjoy being a part of such an iconic Wellington event.” Being held on Sunday, February 18,

Cigna Round the Bays 2018 will feature five categories; the 6.5km Fun Run, Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk, Bluebridge 10km, the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon, and a new 6.5km category aimed at getting families involved - Active Families. Active Families allows one or two adults to register with one or more children to do the 6.5km category, which allows the children (under the age of 12) to ride push scooters – so long as they are wearing a helmet and are accompanied by an adult the whole time. This category will start last to allow clear road space for the scooter riders and limited overlap with the runners.

Grant Robertson and Paul Eagle pose with Sport Wellington staff at the Round The Bays registration launch. PHOTO: Supplied

Tips offered as seasonal pollen provokes hay fever Jim Beam & Cola (incl zero) 10pk Cans 4.8% or Canadian Club 10pk 4.8% Cans

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NZ Pure 12pk Bottles

Kingfisher 12pk Bottles

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Carlsberg 10pk Cans

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Somersby 10pk Cans

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KGB 5% 12pk Bottles or 7% 12pk Cans

Billy Maverick 7% 12pk Cans

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Jim Beam or Canadian Club 1L (Spiced or Original)

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Those with hay fever symptoms, like a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or sneezing, are advised to keep their homes healthy to cut down on allergens. Pollen season typically strikes during spring and summer, with pollen levels tending to be higher on warm dry days, The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ says. “Limiting your exposure to pollen, particularly in your home, can really help,” chief executive Letitia O’Dwyer says. “The majority of people affected by seasonal hay fever are allergic to dust mites, pollen or moulds.” The foundation recommends the following tips to make breathing easier and reduce sneezing during the allergy season. • Wash sheets, pillowcases and soft toys weekly in hot water • Cover mattresses, quilts and pillows with dust-mite-resistant encasings • Open curtains and air bedding in the sunshine • Consider venetian blinds or flat blinds, which are easier to

clean than heavy curtains • Use a damp or electrostatic cloth to dust hard surfaces • Consider using a vacuum cleaner with an asthma and allergy sensitive HEPA filter • Keep rooms dry and ventilated • Clear any clutter Letitia says another way to manage hay fever and allergy symptoms is to use products that may reduce allergy triggers in day-to-day life. “The Sensitive Choice programme was created to help consumers identify asthma and allergy-aware products,” Letitia says. With their distinctive blue butterfly logos on the packaging for products such as bedding, cleaning products and vacuum cleaners, Sensitive Choice has helped New Zealanders reduce their allergy reactions for many years, Letitia says. “Sensitive Choice-approved products have been assessed by an independent panel.” If allergies persist Letitia advises sufferers to speak to their doctor or pharmacist about taking medications.

DHB welcomes High Court care judgment Capital & Coast DHB has welcomed the High Court judgment focusing on the care provided to three intellectually disabled patients. The patients are subject to compulsory treatment orders under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003, and the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. The judgment dismissed a catalogue of claims by

lawyers representing the men about their living conditions and highlighted the “concerted and dedicated” efforts of the DHBs to help improve the applicants’ health in order for them to move out of secure compulsory care. “Our staff are devoted and committed to caring for, and supporting, all our clients and only ever work with the client’s best interests in mind,” DHB spokesman Nigel Fairley says.

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