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Upper Hutt Leader : October 12th 2011
36 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 12, 2011 NEWS Moonlight Serenade In the Mood April in Paris Woodchoppers Ball One O'Clock Jump Getting Sentimental Over You Tuxedo Junction Jumpin with Symphony Sid Everyday I have the Blues Thursday 03 November at 8pm Tickets $35 Adult, $15 Student (Booking Fee may apply) Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt 5140 || Ph (04) 527 2168 info @expressions.org.nz || www.expressions.org.nz 4102282AA 4101915AA Santa Parade Saturday 3 December 2011 2pm The theme is Christmas We would like to see the parade targeted specifcally at the children. This may mean having more people walking beside the foat and where possible the foats at childrens height. We also encourage all foats to be focused on the magical summer fun of Christmas and avoid blatant advertsing and promoton. We will be handing out lollies again this year. To avoid accidents we can only pass items directly to children, therefore please refrain from throwing lollies. If you want to provide giveaway items, please be mindful and supply only child friendly items and remember to pace the handouts so all children receive something even those at the end. And fnally the Upper Hut Leader will provide the ONLY SANTA. (Please no other Santas as the younger children tend to get confused!) We will again have some prizes for the best foats. The judges will be looking for: Imaginatve use of the theme Targeted at children Eﬀectve use of Colour Music Interactve use of partcipants Inventve Costumes & Accessories If you would like to register a foat please complete an oﬃcial registraton form and return by 18 November 2011 to: Belinda McMurray Upper Hut City Council, Private Bag 907, UPPER HUTT Ph: 527 2140 Fax: 528 8938 Email: Belinda.email@example.com We will then send you an informaton pack which will include a map of the parade route, assembly tmes, a disclaimer form and the rules of the parade. Help make the 2011 Santa Parade extra magical! Mild flu season has downside By JIM CHIPP Fewer people caught the influ- enza this winter, but that was bad news for Kyle Perrin. Dr Perrin is co-leading a research project studying the use of paracetamol to treat flu in Wellington, but his work has been slowed by a lack of subjects. He said evidence suggests that developing a fever in response to infection can be ben- eficial, because many human viruses are killed by temperatures higher than 38 degrees Celsius. His study aims to find out whether taking medicines such as paracetamol could make flu worse and slow recovery. We are testing the theory that influenza should be allowed to run its course,'' he said. A random trial of 80 patients will be carried out at the new clinical trials unit at Wellington Hospital. Patients who are enrolled need to spend at least 48 hours with the unit so we can record their temperatures and give them either a placebo or paracetamol,'' he said. Patients can be enrolled for the study if they have the flu, but would not otherwise have been admitted to hospital. We are taking a group of patients who would otherwise be told to go home have a rest on the couch and cups of tea. Patients aren't regarded as in- patients: they're study subjects.'' Anyone who becomes seriously ill after being enrolled would be transferred to the hospital's emergency depart- ment for treatment, he said. Paracetamol has been given to reduce fever in the past in the belief a very high temperature could induce febrile convulsions, which is not likely, Dr Perrin said. A person with an infectious disease might get to 40 degrees, but very rarely higher than that.'' Higher temperatures are usually caused by trauma to the brain, or drug reaction, he said. Family bowling back to normal By NICHOLAS BOYACK Bowling along: Kevin and Mandy Beale have used their love of bowls to help their family recover from the Christchurch earthquakes. From left: Kingston, 12, Jayleen, 19, Kevin Jr, 17, Callum, 14, Tremain, 20 and Ryan, 10 Beale. Photo: NICHOLAS BOYACK The old adage that a family that plays together, stays together' cer- tainly applies to the Beale family. The family of eight where forced out of their family home in Christ- church by the February earthquake and came to Upper Hutt to start a new life. Father Kevin Beale says it was devastating to lose their home and most of their possessions, but one thing that has sustained them is their love of bowls. The entire family joined the Nae- nae Bowling Club and Mr Beale, who coaches bowls for a living, says the support the club has offered has been remarkable. The way the club has accepted our family has just been huge, it has taken the kid's minds off it.'' Originally from Nelson, the family had not long moved into their dream home'' when the February earthquake struck and he says it was devastating to see the house wrecked. More importantly, however, the earthquake took a huge toll on the family, especially youngsters Ryan (10) and Kingston (12). The family are all keen sportspeo- ple and the earthquake destroyed much of their sporting life. Ryan was so upset by the earthquakes he stopped playing rugby and his school work deteriorated. The Shirley Bowling Club, from which Mr Beale ran a coaching busi- ness, was wrecked and a bowling business started by youngest daugh- ter Jayleen, was also destroyed. The move to the Hutt Valley has given them all a new lease of life and he says the bowling club has played a major role in giving them the posi- tive attitude they now have. All six children are good bowlers and with their parents, they regu- larly play each other in various combinations. With the team that loses having to cook tea and do the dishes, he says the games are always very competi- tive. The inevitable question as to who is the best bowler causes a lot of debate'', he says, but Jayleen has an impressive record. Last year she won four club titles and she has set herself some lofty goals. I want to make it into the New Zealand team and go to the Com- monwealth Games.'' It was her father who encouraged her to take up the sport, although she acknowledges that she was initially lukewarm. I love it now, I enjoy the chal- lenge. Everyone looks at bowls and says it is an old peoples game but quite a few young people play. I actually said to him (her dad), when we went for our first roll-up do you want me to bring my knitting?'.'' Having settled in at the club, Mr Beale is restarting his coaching business and all the family are looking forward to summer and the chance to play bowls without worrying about the next big shake. However, local bowlers should expect some tough competition. Last year the family won 10 club and two centre titles.
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