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chathamsMAPPROSTABLOG NZ: Men on the isolated Chathams – 10 small islands 800km east of NZ – are getting the message about prostate cancer this weekend.

Prostate Cancer Foundation board member Dene Ainsworth (Te Ati-awa), who has taken a prostate team there to talk to the men and test those who want it, says they are getting good attendances at their meetings.

In an email to his wife, Jan, back on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington, he wrote today:

We drove to Kaingaroa, a 1hr 45min drive, and we spoke to 13 men there.

Again, a good turnout, as there is only 30 people, total, that live there.

It was a lively meeting, with predominantly fishermen who called a spade a f***n shovel, so there was some lively debate, aided by one of the guys celebrating his birthday and being reasonably well-lubricated when he arrived.

The team – there for just the weekend and heading home tomorrow – includes Napier urologist David Mason and a colleague, Maori TV, and a Whitireia Journalism School student, Carl Suurmond.

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