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Awus Fundraising Group of Norfolk Island

Awus Fundraising Group of Norfolk Island Wish to advise the drawing of the Motorbike raffle will now be done on Monday – SHOW DAY & not on Fathers day.

We do apologise but due to low ticket sales we are extending for another month.

Tickets are for sale at various outlets on the island

Bike will be on display and tickets available on Show Day

If you would like to buy a ticket and are not living on island you can contact Alison on 

So come on purchase a ticket, you could be driving off on this gorgeous bike in October

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NIBS Weekly Specials

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Rugby News

Thursday TouchWe have commenced touch for over 35 Rugby Players on Thursdays (after the kids training) 5.45ish. Everyone welcome, please come along and get your body ready for the upcoming events.

Cairns Crocs Visit in March – We have a visiting team from 20.10.18 – 28.10.18. We are planning a Welcome Night Saturday, Game on Sunday, Pizza Night on Wednesday and Farewell Dinner on Friday. Everyone is welcome to attend all or some functions. We know this will be a week full of fun, so please watch out for more updates.

Visit from Bathurst Bulls – March 2019

Bathurst Bulls will be visiting Norfolk from 4th to 11th March 2019. We will have more info on this visit closer to the time. We will be looking for sponsors for jerseys for this visit, and these jerseys will be used again for Rugby on the Rock in August 2019

Cook Islands Golden Oldies Mini Festival – May 2019

We are committed to sending players to Cook Islands 3rd – 13th May 2019. Deposits need to be paid by Friday 14th September, balance to be paid by early March 2019. We need numbers asap to secure your place with airfares and accommodation. Please see a committee member at footy on Thursday or contact Rae at Transam Argosy in the am or Borry’s in the pm.

Rugby on the Rock 2019

Lock in the dates for Rugby on the Rock 2019 – Saturday 3rd August to Saturday 10th August 2019. This is always a fun week with visiting teams already starting to book. This tournament will be a male only tournament, girls are encouraged to support and help out on the side line. We will also be asking for anyone interested in providing food at the games, please provide us with your expressions of interest.

Creaky Ol Convicts Committee

Gary Dowling (President), Mal Tarrant (Vice President), Raewynne Tarrant (Treasurer), Jill Buffett (Secretary), Rossco Quintal, Helen Dowling, Carol Lowry, Russell Lowry, Brent Pauling.

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A phone call each day to check you are ok

Red Cross Norfolk Island can provide you with a daily telephone call to check on your wellbeing, through a service known as Telecross. This call provides peace of mind if you are at risk of an accident or illness,  that may go unnoticed for a period of time.

The Red Cross volunteer will check to see that you are well, and provide a friendly voice to wake up to each day.

Telecross is for people that live alone and are a risk of an accident. In particular those who are frail and aged, are housebound or are recovering from an illness or accident. Telecross is also available to carers. When family and carers are away, Telecross can be used on a temporary basis.

A friendly volunteer makes a call each morning year round. If the call is not answered, Red Cross will take action to make sure the person is okay. The calls provide reassurance, as well as help to maintain independence.

For more information about accessing Telecross as a client, please phone Julie on 22974. The Telecross service is provided by Red Cross groups throughout Australia.

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Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service – Update

Breast Screening Clinic
Sydney Breast Clinic is coming to NIHRACS with clinics operating each day between Monday 3 and Thursday 6 September. 

If you have made an appointment please arrive 10 minutes earlier to complete paperwork for the Sydney Breast Screen Staff.  Please bring your Medicare Card with you.

For women aged over 40, who hold a Medicare card the screening is free of charge. For women aged under 40, men of all ages and individuals who do not hold a valid Medicare Card the fee is $126.10 – there is no rebate from Medicare.

Visiting Specialists
Professor Ian McCluskey (Ophthalmologist) is visiting from 7- 10 September.  Professor McCluskey is working with NIHRACS and SESLHD to scope out a visiting eye service for Norfolk Island.  He will not be consulting with patients during this visit however will be meeting with the GPs regarding patient needs. 

Dr Casimir Liber (Psychiatrist) is visiting from 21- 24 September. Dr Liber visits Norfolk Island every 3 months.  For further information please contact Margy Meagher (Psychologist) on 56400.

GP Clinic 
Hours of Operation
The GP Clinic is open from 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  Please note the clinic is closed for lunch from 12.30 – 1.30pm.  Please call for appointments only during opening hours.

Patient Health and History Update Form
The GP Clinic has commenced a project to review and update all our patient health and history information. The aim is to ensure that all patient records are complete which then assists the GP with your consultation.

When you next visit the Clinic you will be asked to complete this form which should only take a few minutes.  Please arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment time so that you can complete the form.  

All patient information will be treated as confidential.

How long should you book your appointment for?
Most appointments with your GP only require 15 minutes.  If you have multiple issues or you think they are complex and will require extensive discussion, please let our receptionist know that you would like a long appointment. This will ensure you have the time needed with your GP and will assist us in managing the GPs time and patient flow.

Appointments with the Nurse
On arrival at the clinic do not go directly to see the Nurse (to what was known as Outpatients), please make yourself known to our receptionist.   Appointments are required for all non-urgent visits to the Nurse.  In most cases you will also need an appointment with the GP.  This includes ear syringing, blood pressure readings and immunisations.

All emergencies will be reviewed by a Nurse prior to being seen by a GP.

Please notify us as soon as you can if you are unable to make your appointment time.  This allows us to offer the time to another patient.   A quick phone call if you are running late also allows for better management of our patient times.

Diabetes Clinic
These will now be held monthly.  Please call 24134 to book an appointment.

Women’s Wellness Clinic
The Women’s Wellness program continues. Interested women of all ages are encouraged to book an appointment (lasting forty minutes) with Dr Jenny Sexton on Monday, Wednesday or Friday.  Please mention ‘Women’s Wellness’ when making the appointment – phone 24134.

Men’s Health Checks (Spanner in the Works)
Men interested in a follow-up with a GP for a more extensive health check or a skin check are encouraged to book an appointment (lasting 30 mins) with Dr John.  Please mention ‘skin check’ or ‘men’s health’ when making an appointment phone – 24134. 

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Roundup is deleterious to bees, even at very small doses.

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August Specials from Petes Place

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Bring any Competitiors Insurance Renewal or quotation to us & we will beat it!

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News from the Norfolk Island Mental Health Awareness Group (NIMHAG)

The NIMHAG would like to congratulate David McCowan and Deborah Sheridan on being successful in their applications to undertake Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Instructor training. NIMHAG has been working with the Health and Wellbeing Coordinator from Norfolk Island Health and Residential Aged Care Service to coordinate and fund David and Deborah to attend the MHFA Instructor training in Brisbane and Sydney over the next few months.

This will mean that local people will be facilitating MHFA courses in the future rather than requiring Instructors to fly over to facilitate the courses.

In the next 12 months we will be rolling out three MHFA courses for the Community, so watch this space for more information.

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Rotary Dinner Meeting

Rotary International is recognised world-wide for its incredible work fighting disease. Most notable has been its contribution to eradicating Polio. Not only has Rotary invested heavily in vaccination programs, it’s also helped with new initiatives such as replacing traditional paper-based reporting of maternal and child health information. This significantly improves public health monitoring systems.

The guest speaker at our next Rotary Dinner Meeting will be Dr Peter McMinn. In 2007, Peter was appointed to the Bosch Chair of Infectious Diseases at the University of Sydney following years of research into the causes of viral encephalitis, and extensive work in remote communities as a clinical microbiologist. Peter will be sharing with us his experiences working with Rotary in East Timor training local microbiologists and advising governments in disease prevention.

This will be an exciting opportunity to get a first-hand view of some of the remarkable achievements of Rotary and Rotarians. Members and guests are warmly invited to join us on Thursday 23rd August from 5.30 PM at Bailey’s Restaurant.  Bookings to Vere on 51645.

Dr Kate Lemerle, President, Rotary Club of Norfolk Island

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