Northern News : September 21st 2011
3 NORTHERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 21, 2011 NEWS LAND PLANNING AND SURVEYING 90 Kerikeri Road PO Box 211, Kerikeri 0245 F 09 407 7366 firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 407 9182 2598141AA PROTECT KERIKERI KIWIFRUIT INDUSTRY losing the vines means 09 407 9752 email@example.com Takeaways@Haruru Falls Haruru Falls Resort Panorama Restaurant „ Bar „ Takeaway Fish & Chips, Burgers & More Daily two for one deals Bring the family for Sunday Roast Bottom old Wharf Road Phone 09 402 7525 Reservations Preferred Trust gets into world cup mood Winning team: The reception crew at Te Hau Ora with their winning All Blacks display, Caleb Sadler, Kristian Rogers and Ngaro Poa, sitting. The paint the town red cam- paign hasn't exactly been embraced with great gusto in Kaikohe but there's one team who have taken the opportunity to celebrate in style. Te Hau Ora O Kaikohe Trust gave each of their departments a team to represent in their office space and it's brought about more than just a cosmetic change in their work environ- ment. We felt the need to create our own positive space, especially with the gloomy win- ter, and we wanted to get excited about the world cup,'' chief executive Te Ropu Poa says. It's created a good environ- ment for staff and the team dynamics have really improved.'' Senior adviser Fred Sadler agrees. It's brought down the walls here. Each department used to be quite isolated from one another and we discovered that the decoration competition brought the departments closer together. What we've realised is that the physical space has a huge impact on the team dynamics, well-being and performance, so we're going to look for further opportunities to unite the team and we've even started remodel- ling our interior space,'' he says. Ultimately Te Hau Ora would like the whole town to consider ways to improve the appearance of buildings, streets and pavements to uplift the people of Kaikohe and welcome visitors to the area. Kaikohe is looking tired and uninviting but small inexpen- sive changes like a lick of paint can really make a difference,'' Mr Sadler says. We at Te Hau Ora are get- ting our house in order and we hope to inspire others in Kai- kohe to do the same.'' Te Hau Ora plans to run a window decoration competition for Kaikohe businesses at Christmas. We want to help lift people's spirits so they have pride in their town again.'' Celebrating cancer survival By EMMA GODWIN Remarkable women: From left: Former Silver Fern Margaret Foster, Breast Screening health promoter Hira George and breast cancer survivor, Bay of Islands College teacher and best hat winner Mahinaarangi Reihana-Kopa. THE dread of diagnosis is enough to put people off any cancer screening programme. And when it entails having one's breasts painfully squished, women tend to bury their heads in the sand. So it's the job of Hira George of Ngati Hine Health Trust to help women over- come any fears or misgivings they may have about the breast screening programme by raising awareness and providing inspirational stories of survival. In association with Breast Screen Aoteaora Ms George hosted a special tea party last week in Kawakawa called A Cup of Gratitude. More than 50 people gathered to enjoy a delightful morning tea, show off their wacky hat creations and hear guest speaker Mar- garet Foster share her experi- ence with breast cancer. The former Silver Ferns player and netball coach was diagnosed in 2006 after a pre- monition lead her to have a scan. When it was confirmed, my first thought was I'm going to die. Then my daugh- ter walked in and said: I hear you've got cancer, just cut it out and you'll be fine'.'' Ms Foster decided then to master the moment'' and not project herself into the what if''.Ms Foster used humour in her battle with the deadly disease. It's the Maori coming out in me, as well as affir- mations, positive visualisa- tion and treatment.'' She has since written a book about her experience called Silver Linings: On netball, surviving cancer and celebrating life. She urges all women aged 45 to 65 who are eligible for the free screening pro- gramme to visit the mobile units. We are the only district in New Zealand to have the latest digital technology which means you don't have to wait for your results. We also have the highest percent- age of Maori women attend our programme.'' Bay of Islands College home economics teacher Mahinaarangi Reihana-Kopa was diagnosed three years ago with breast cancer and has since undergone surgery, chemo and radiation therapy. During her treatment her husband passed away but she is remarkably upbeat and walked away from the tea party with the prize for best hat, epitomising the mana wahine celebrated at A Cup of Gratitude. Trail bikes on loan Schools that want to take advantage of the new cycle trail can call onTeHauOraOKai- kohe Trust for help. The trust has pur- chased 20 bikes, helmets and a bike trailer to lend to schools. Trust staff will even drop the bikes off at the start of the trail and meet the school party at the other end. It's a free service,'' trust senior adviser Fred Sadler says. The schools will only have to pay a fully refundable bond.'' The bikes are part of the national Heha -- healthy eating, healthy action -- programme. We see the bike and the unicycle programmes as opportunities to change the culture of our children,'' Mr Sadler says. We hope to get them leading healthy lives and to provide alternatives to getting involved in petty crime around town.'' Any school interested in hiring the bikes can phone Te Hau Ora O Kaikohe to make a book- ing on 405-2641.
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