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Extraction of stranded WDHB dental caravan to take time

26 June 2015

A Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) mobile dental unit, trapped up the Whanganui River Road at Ranana by flood-induced slips over the weekend, is likely to be stranded for an extended period of time and will potentially have a flow-on effect on services well into Term 3.
This dental caravan, in particular, visits schools to provide treatment to students who are typically most at risk, in terms of their dental health. It has been at the Whanganui Awa School at Ranana since the middle of June for its annual treatment visit and was due to be transported to Brunswick School last Saturday.
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A Whanganui DHB mobile dental unit, similar to this, is trapped by slips on the Whanganui River Road and is likely to be stranded for an extended period of time.
Nominations sought for 2015 Attitude Awards

Do you know someone who is leaving his or her mark on the world while challenging the perception of disability?
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The national Attitude Awards event, now in its eighth year, is an annual black tie gala that celebrates the accomplishments of Kiwis living with disabilities. Entrants range from supreme athletes to less known individuals – anyone whose family, friends or colleagues think they should be recognised for their achievements, or for providing support for people with disabilities. 
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Nominations close at 5pm on Wednesday 8 July.
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