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The Star: April 20, 2017

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14 Thursday April 20 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi The Star Our Home is Your Home When support is required to continue living life to the full, Radius Care aims to make the transition into aged care as smooth as possible. New Zealand owned and operated, our Kiwi values ensure residents are important beyond their medical needs. It’s about providing the best lifestyle possible, supporting their hobbies and interests, and making our home their home. Bowling championships, baking, woodwork and outings illustrate the variety of activities on offer. The seven-day activity rosters ensure our residents continue to enjoy their passions every day, all the while surrounded by family and friends who can spend time with loved ones and remain an integral part of their lives with 24-hour visiting. If you have any questions or would like to look around, please feel free to call or drop in for a chat at any of our four facilities in the Canterbury region. Radius Hawthorne, Bryndwr, Christchurch, 03 351 9346 Radius St Helenas, Christchurch Central, Christchurch, 03 365 6700 Radius Millstream, Allenton, Ashburton, 03 975 8860 Radius Elloughton Gardens, Marchwiel, Timaru Village Ph: 0800 155 155 | Rest Home & Hospital Ph: 03 684 4688 Leaders in Care Visit www.radiuscare.co.nz or call 0800 737 2273 for more information.

The Star 15 News Latest Christchurch news at www. $ .kiwi Thursday April 20 2017 1 Reserve Parasites could cure gluten allergies • By Gabrielle Stuart ABOUT 20 brave Cantabrians have volunteered to be infected with hookworm parasites – in an effort to find a cure for coeliac disease. An Australian pilot study discovered people with severe gluten allergies Richard Gearry who were also infected with hookworms did not have reactions when they ate gluten. A group of Christchurch researchers have just received a $20,000 from the Lottery Grants Board to start a similar trial. They hope to find out exactly how the hookworms prevent the allergic reactions, so they can turn that substance into a pill. Otago University gastroenterology professor Richard Gearry said extreme cases of coeliac disease could have a major impact on people’s quality of life, and he was hopeful the trial could help find a cure. But even if a cure was discovered, he said it would take a long time to reach shelves. “We are talking years, because the pipeline for a new drug is at least 10 years,” he said. Severe hookworm infections can cause problems like iron deficiencies, but he said there were very few risks when the infection STUDY: Researchers hope to find out how hookworms prevent allergic reactions. was controlled. The new grant, which was organised through the Bowel and Liver Trust, will allow them to do more specific research on the microbes in the samples, which could lead to other angles on the work. He said about 70 Cantabrians had gone to an information evening last month, and about 20 had joined the trial. Spaces are still available in the trial programme. •For more information email Katherine. denton@cdhb.govt.nz ONLINE CAR CLEARANCE AUCTION Auction vehicles selling from 7pm on Monday 24th April. To participate & for details and photos, see turners.co.nz 2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser $1 RESERVE 2007 Jaguar X-Type $1 RESERVE 2007 Toyota Corolla Fielder $1 RESERVE 2010 Renault Laguna $1 RESERVE 2005 Volkswagen Beetle $1 RESERVE 2004 Nissan 350 Z $1 RESERVE Approximately 65 Vehicles with $1 RESERVES entered into TURNERS CHRISTCHURCH CLEARANCE ONLINE AUCTION 2009 Ford Focus $1 RESERVE 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer $1 RESERVE 2004 Citroen Xsara Picassa $1 RESERVE Balanced Pressure Ventilation Ventilation Equipment Suppliers to trade and retail 2003 BMW 520i $1 RESERVE 2002 Alfa Romeo 147 $1 RESERVE 2002 Nissan Vanette $1 RESERVE HEX390 Balanced Pressure Ventilation with Heat Recovery Fresh air from outside Warm stale air from house Exhaust air to outside Warm fresh air to house 2000 Toyota Altezza $1 RESERVE OTHER VEHICLES INCLUDED IN AUCTION ALL $1 RESERVE 2004 Volkswagen Passat 2003 Skoda Superb 1996 Ford Laser 1998 Nissan Pulsar 2004 Toyota Estima 1996 Mazda Lantis 1992 Nissan Sunny 1999 Nissan cefiro 1998 Nissan Maxima 2002 Subaru Legacy 2008 Honda Accord 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer 2003 Holden Vectra 2000 Mazda E2000 $1 RESERVE 1996 Honda Odyssey 1996 BMW 318i 1996 Toyota Cynos 2000 Honda Odyssey 2003 Ford Mondeo 2003 Suzuki Baleno 2002 Suzuki Alto 1992 Toyota Sprinter 2005 Volkswagen Bettle 1997 Toyota Caldina 1983 GMC Sierra 2006 Toyota BB 2000 Toyota Caldina 2004 Nissan Sunny $1 RESERVE 1996 Mitsubishi Lancer 2000 Holden Commodore 2003 Mistubishi Grandis 1996 Toyota Corolla 1997 Hyundai Accent 2003 Mitsubishi Nimbus 1997 Mitsubishi Diamante 2004 Volkswagen Golf 2002 Nissan Bassara 2007 Mitsubishi Colt 1992 Ford Telstar 2007 Hyundai TB 2009 Honda Accord 2006 Hyundai Grandeur 1997 Nissan Wingroad 2006 Subaru Forester 2000 Audi A6 2007 Toyota Corolla 1996 Honda Ascot 2011 Mazda Bongo 1999 Honda Accord 2007 Volkswagen Golf 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer 2007 Jaguar X-Type for healthy indoor air Substantial energy savings over traditional domestic ventilation systems 0800 SMOOTH (0800 766 684) www.smooth-air.co.nz sales@smooth-air.co.nz Heat is transferred to the incoming filtered fresh air 264 Annex Road, Riccarton Christchurch 8024, NZ Ph +64 3 343 6184 Mon - Fri 7.30am - 5pm To organise Turners pre-approved finance, please call Les on 027 355 5585 or Donna on 027 652 2295 Inspections and test drives available weekdays til 5pm and weekends til 4pm turners.co.nz 1 Detroit Place, Christchurch. Phone 03 343 9850