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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, November 18, 2013
www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, November 18, 2013 --- 5 The team at Sanctuary Dental are pleased to announce some exciting changes at our prac- tice. As of September 6, 2013, we have been lucky enough to be joined by a number of new staff members from Bright White Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry in Botany during our recent merger. Not only will our patients experi- ence the same quality of care they have come to expect at Sanctuary Dental, the additional staff will bring more flexible and open appoint- ments to all clients. Dr Yvonne Vannoort (BDS) and the team at Sanctuary Dental would like to make a special mention of the introduction of Dr Shayeste Irani to the Sanctuary Dental Team. Dr Irani brings with her a wealth of experience, after recently join- ing our practice from the Botany branch of Bright White Cosmetic and Laser Dentistry as the result of the merger. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Dr Irani and all of her existing clients, whom she will con- tinue to treat at the Sanctuary Dental practice in Botany. Dr Irani shares our same core val- ues of integrity, efficiency and quality dental treatment, with a firm belief in continued education of all the latest treatments and procedures. Prior to joining Sanctuary Dental, Shayeste worked at the Greenlane and Middlemore Hospitals which has given her invaluable experience on the management of medically compromised and anxious people. Her caring, gentle manner allows her to build a rapport with her patients ranging from children to the elderly and these qualities have quickly made her a valuable mem- ber of our team. The Sanctuary Dental team are committed to providing a level of care that parallels our vision of deliv- ering a personal, comfortable and relaxing dental experience. To maintain this vision our com- mitment to you, and all other patients is to: health for a lifetime. service we provide. as we do treat our friends and fam- ily. - vide the best long-term treatment outcomes. emotional needs and always deliver our services gently. - standing dental care based on a philosophy of Minimal Intervention Dentistry, quality and a careful diag- nosis. Through this commitment we believe Sanctuary Dental will deliver a life-long smile on the face of each and every patient. We offer a complete dental experi- ence, offering a wide range of ser- vices, state-of-the-art dental facilities and experienced dentists. As well as General Dentistry and Preventative Care, we also provide Orthodontics and Invisalign, Oral Cancer Screenings and Free Care for Teenagers. Offering complete dentistry pro- vides a template for delivering strong, functional, lasting and natu- ral looking teeth to all patients. Sanctuary Dental is located at Unit 20, 2 Bishop Dunn Place Botany. To make an enquiry or book an appointment, please contact our friendly team on 273 2173 or alternatively send us an email at email@example.com Sanctuary Dental -- offering much more than a clean and polish Left, Dr Shayeste Irani; Sanctuary's Clinical Team (dentists and hygienists); The Sanctuary Dental team. By CHRIS HARROWELL THE people behind Operation Safer Plates hope the project will reduce the number of vic- tims of motor vehicle crime and make it harder for offenders to break the law. Botany community police con- stable Garry Boles is helping to roll out the pilot crime-prevention scheme in East Auckland. It’s intended to make life diffcult for people who steal motor vehicle registration licence plates and was launched at Midnight Madness in Howick last Friday night. The project allows motorists to swap screws used to attach reg- istration plates to their vehicle for a set of grooved stainless steel replacements for $4. The replacement screws make the plate extremely diffcult to remove without a special tool. Howick Police and members of the Howick and Pakuranga Crime- watch Community Patrol are run- ning two sessions to install the special screws on people’s motor vehicles. They’ll be at Countdown How- ick supermarket car park in Cook Street from 10am-2pm tomorrow, and at the Countdown Pakuranga car park at Pakuranga Plaza the same time on December 10. Mr Boles says the replacement screws will deter opportunistic thieves who look for easy targets. “Criminals in possession of common conversion tools, such as a screwdriver, won’t be able to remove registration licence plates from motor vehicles that have the replacement screws,” he says. It’s hoped Operation Safer Plates will deter thieves from stealing registration licence plates, which are then sometimes used to com- mit more serious crimes, such as burglary or robbery. They’re also sometimes attached to stolen motor vehicles used to steal fuel from petrol stations. Mr Boles says there’s been a rise in the theft of registration licence plates from motor vehicles around Auckland over the past month. “We want people to be aware of it and we want our community to be and feel safe,” says Mr Boles. “We’ll be at the two events in East Auckland with Howick and Pakuranga Crimewatch Commu- nity Patrol members and Neigh- bourhood Support to talk to people about their concerns. “We will also provide advice to people about different crime prevention issues and how to stay safe over the Christmas holiday period.” People whose registration licence plates are stolen from their motor vehicle must apply for a replacement set from the New Zealand Transport Agency. “They have to report them sto- len to police and apply for the new set of plates,” says Mr Boles. “If they haven’t got a set of licence plates on their vehicle they can’t drive it, so it’s a hassle.” The cost of the special replace- ment screws is being funded by the Howick and Pakuranga Crime- watch Community Patrol. Financial support for the project has also been received from East Tamaki industrial supplies com- pany Blackwoods Protector. It’s donating $1000 worth of the special replacement screws to the project. People who want to have stain- less steel replacement screws ft- ted to their motor vehicle for a cost of $4 can do so from 10am- 2pm at the car park of Countdown Howick, 35 Cook Street, or the same time on December 10 at the Countdown Pakuranga car park at Pakuranga Plaza. TEAM EFFORT: Working to reduce the theft of motor vehicle registration licence plates are, clockwise from front left, Howick and Pakuranga Crimewatch Community Patrol members Bill Percy and Ken Adams, Botany community police constable Garry Boles, and crimewatch patrol group member Graeme Walmsley. Times photo Chris Harrowell Preventing vehicle crime Christmas deliveries AN ONlINE shopping website is looking for deserving families to introduce to its ‘Secret Santa’ and deliver good tidings this Christmas. GrabOne is calling for nominations of families who will get a delivery of Christmas cheer in December. Nominees are asked to tell the company why they’ve put the family’s name forward. One family in the Auckland region will be chosen. Each delivery will include supermarket vouchers bought by the company, along with a range of gifts for the entire family supplied from a selection of the company’s merchants. Those who have nominated the family will also play the role as Santa’s elf to ensure that when the sack of goodies arrives, the family will be surprised and delighted. “We realise that for one reason or another, Christmas can be a stressful time for many families,” says James Kemp, GrabOne marketing director. “We’re out to change that for 13 New Zealand families. “Our Secret Santa will be dropping off sacks flled with gifts from our generous suppliers and supermarket vouchers to help these special families have a very merry Christmas.” A deserving family can be nominated ■ online at www.grabone.co.nz/secretsanta or by emailing secretsanta@grabone. co.nz providing the family’s details, the nominees’ name and contact details and a short explanation of why the family has been nominated. Nominations close at 5pm on December 27. The Auckland family can be from anywhere within the greater Auckland region. GrabOne has socialising, holidaying, ■ adventuring, dating and online shop- ping products available from a range of merchants in 13 regions throughout the country. It also operates accommodation, product and wine sister-sites.
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