MAY 11 2013
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Abbey Marshall, Hannah Waters and Ellen Dakers check their ball dresses out for size.
It’s only weeks away until Mt Hutt and Ashburton colleges stage a teenager’s shiniest night of the year, and preparations are in full swing. Erin Tasker checks out the latest ball trends and useful tips.
t can be a hard road finding the perfect ball dress, and these days it seems there’s only two ways to go about it. Go online, or get it made. Talk to any ball-goer and they’ll tell you that going into a shop and buying oﬀ the rack is something seldom done anymore. Whether you buy it or get it made though, the choices are now endless as every girl seeks out that one dress that will set her apart from the rest. Abbey Marshall and Hannah Waters are two Ashburton College students who have gone down diﬀerent paths in order to find the perfect dress this year. Abbey found hers online while Hannah is getting hers made. Abbey is one of two heads of Ashburton College’s ball committee this year and she said with term two now under way, the countdown to the big night was on. Dresses were arriving via the courier or being made, suits hired and corsages ordered. Like many girls these days, Abbey – with the help of her mum – found her perfect dress online. Online, girls can search for the dress they want by colour, size, style, body type or price. It may provide a wide range of options, but it doesn’t always have a happy ending, as many have found out the hard way when their gown arrives looking completely different than the online pictures, or ill-fitting. Abbey’s dress might have fit like a glove, but she didn’t get a deal as good as she first thought. She was stung hard by GST.
“The dress was $550 with postage, but when it got to New Zealand I got hit with GST so it ended up costing $700,” she said. “Other people got theirs ok though because they didn’t get picked up on.” Abbey got her dress made in Timaru for last year’s ball, but time restraints saw her go online this year. Online shopping can take time too though, due to the endless options. Abbey got hers through the PromGirl website, which has almost 5000 dresses to browse through. “It’s all everyone talks about in class. Everyone’s trawling the internet and trying to find the right dress,” she said. Getting a dress made means it should be perfect because it’s made to fit a specific person. For Hannah, this year’s ball dress is a mix of two she liked. Unlike last year’s bright pink number she got made through Pretty Things, this year she’s opted for a softer champagne colour. “You can take up a picture you find oﬀ the internet or whatever and they are usually pretty good at designing from the picture and it comes back pretty spot on,” she said. After getting her dress made through Pretty Things last year, Hannah won $500 towards her 2013 dress through a lucky draw - music to her family’s ears. “I would have gone back anyway because last year my dress came back and it was just perfect,” she said. The theme for this year’s Ashburton College ball is Enchanted and Abbey said they’d purposely left it non-specific so that people could play with the idea. Dress style and colour used to be a secret closely guarded when it came to ball dresses, just like a wedding dress, but these days people were more likely to divulge the information, Abbey said. “Some people don’t tell what theirs is like, but if you don’t
you run the risk of someone having the same dress,” she said. That was something no-one wanted. In recent times cleavage, cleavage, cleavage seems to have been the way to go, but a new year brings with it new trends. “Style-wise, high necks have apparently been the talk of the school, and that real American poof style with the layers,” Abbey said. Purples, blues and darker colours were in last year, but this year creamier or brighter colours were rumoured to be popular. “And quite a few people want open backs this year with lots of detailing like diamantes,” she said. Getting a dress made with a lot of such detail could be an expensive exercise. Abbey said while material could be sourced relatively cheaply for getting a dress made, people could spend a good $200 on the extra detailing. She was aware of one dress last year that cost $1000, but generally people spent between $200 and $800 on the perfect dress. Add to that the cost of shoes, make-up, hair and other extras like spray tans, and school balls were expensive exercises for girls. “I don’t get a spray tan and I don’t get my nails done but some girls, they get their spray tans and their nails done and the fanciest make-up,” Abbey said. People might think that boys have the better end of the deal when it comes to cost, but parents of boys will tell you suit hire doesn’t come cheap either. A simple dinner suit might cost $100 to hire, but things like shirts, shoes and waistcoats often aren’t included, and there’s also many accessories available for the boys at extra cost like bow ties and pocket hankies.
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t least 50 ball dresses worn to Mid Canterbury school balls this season will have been lovingly made in Vietnam by a Christchurch based business. Minh Phan and her husband own Pretty Things, the destination for many young female ball-goers looking for that perfect dress. They come armed with ideas and drawings and are able to buy a readymade dress, or have one made specifically for them. Mrs Phan said girls could try on diﬀerent dresses and varying colours to find the right style and colour for them. Pretty Things was established seven years ago and although they’d gone through tough times like most people in Christchurch due to the earthquakes, business was picking up again. Originally from Vietnam, Mrs Phan and her husband find out what the client wants and then get the dress made in Vietnam. They’re made in their home town by people including her mum and aunties – it’s a real family business. By getting them made in Vietnam, fabric is cheaper and there’s a wider variety, Mrs
Phan said. Once dresses arrive in New Zealand, Mrs Phan does any last minute alterations. Increasingly, she’s also finding herself altering dresses people have purchased through the internet and found they don’t fit. In many cases she encourages people to send those dresses back and replaced with another size, because the cost of altering them would just be too much for the client. “This year is a big year for us from Ashburton. We’re doing over 50 girls now, just for Ashburton. Ashburton has been the biggest school so far,” Mrs Phan said. The demand had come from both Ashburton College and Mt Hutt College and the orders had started coming in as early as February. They might being doing a lot of dresses for Mid Canterbury girls, but they should all be diﬀerent. “We try to make sure that there’s only one dress going to the one school and try not to double up,” Mrs Phan said. Lace seemed to be popular among girls this year, while a lot of people were also looking
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to chiﬀon for that perfect flowing look and draping. Mermaid cuts were also popular, but more among Christchurch girls, and this year the colour range appeared to be enormous with everything from cold colours like blue through to hot pinks, Mrs Phan said. “They can buy or they can get them made to order, anything really,” Mrs Phan said. “They come and try on dresses that we have in store and see what they look like on them, then they can pick a colour and we create something to suit the person.”
They can make a ball dress for as little as $145 or as much as $1500 – it’s up to each client how much they wish to spend, Mrs Phan said. “The advantage of getting it made is you know it’s going to fit, because everyone is a diﬀerent size and shape,” she said. “For the girls it’s kind of like their very first taste of their weddings, and we really enjoy seeing the results and seeing the girls looking great and happy. It’s a great pay-oﬀ,” she said.
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he seeds of the first tragedy in Barbara Hintz’ life were sown in 1967 when her sister Patricia was born. A brush with German measles when her mum was pregnant meant Patricia was born with multiple health problems, including a hole in her heart. That was more than 40 years ago when options were limited and the Downie family was simply left to get on with life as best they could. For 21 years Barbara and Patricia were as close as sisters could be and the family celebrated when she had the opportunity to become New Zealand’s second heart-lung transplant patient. “I don’t believe in spooky things but she’d sent my other sister Deborah and me little cards thanking us for being such great sisters. We all went out for dinner to celebrate and one week later she died.” Patricia knew the risks and it was her choice to have the operation, Barbara said. Her family was devastated and as they grieved Barbara became the rock the rest of the family clung to as they struggled to come to terms with losing Patricia. Being the strong one in the family, however, means she feels she never really grieved for her sister. “My parents were with her and they watched her die and for some reason my sister and I buried the back door key with her. Maybe we thought that if we did that she’d always know her spirit could come home.” Over the years Patricia’s family learned to live with her death, but they were shattered to discover Patricia had become part of Auckland’s Greenlane Hospital scandal that involved organs being removed from deceased patients for research purposes. For the Downie family that meant the grieving began all over again. Another layer of hurt wrapped itself around Barbara’s heart; again she pushed her needs and feelings aside to support her parents and three children.
mother’s day makeover winner YOU If anyone deserves a bit of pampering it’s her mum Barbara, says Elizabeth Hintz. Over the past 24 years her mum has been to hell and back, but in spite of having to cope with several personal tragedies, she’s always been there for each of her children. For years she’s put other people’s needs before her own and Elizabeth tells reporter Sue Newman that the time has come for her mum to put her own life first.
Above – Barbara Hintz before her makeover. Right – Looking gorgeous and groomed after a relaxing day of pampering.
Ten years after Patricia died Barbara’s world fell apart again when her youngest child, William was badly burned while playing with friends. Life for William hadn’t been easy. He’d already had surgery to expand his skull when his fontanelle
closed too early, but the fire that burned most of his body would push both the nine-year-old and his mum to the edge. “When I got to him his clothes were stuck to his body and he had been put under the hose.
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We still don’t really know what happened but it had something to do with petrol in a drum. Every part of him was burned except where his cotton underwear had been and his face between his chin and his fringe.”
William was rushed to Christchurch Hospital with his mum beside him. That was in May and neither returned home until October. continued over page
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12 10 That time is a blur for Barbara; it was a time where her sole focus was on her badly burned son and his fight for survival. Eventually William came home from hospital – in a wheelchair and the nine-year-old began to tough challenge of learning to walk again. “He’d lost all confidence. It was a nightmare. The aftermath continued for years. He went back to school in a wheelchair. The whole of Chertsey was marvellous through all of this.” During the months William was in hospital her older children Timothy and Elizabeth were cared for by their father and by friends, but in the middle of that traumatic period, Barbara’s husband Greg, died suddenly. “That wasn’t hard for just me, it wasn’t just me who was shattered, it was our children as well. What it has done is make us very close as a family.” That death left her with a legacy of pain, guilt and many unanswered questions that still nip at the edges of her mind 13 years later. It’s unresolved pain she admits she often covers up with a tough exterior. She knows her three children still carry emotional scars from their dad’s death too. The support of friends was about the only positive in a very long and very hard time in her life, Barbara said. Her children became her rock, but inevitably as they grew they started to test their wings and wanted to leave home. Timothy went to Australia as a 17-year-old and, apart from the odd holiday trip home, has stayed in Brisbane. Elizabeth, who is now a mum of three and the light of Barbara’s life today, wasn’t the easiest of teenagers, she admits. And William’s story also has a happy ending. He’s a rugby-playing young man who is on track and busy enjoying life. Until four years ago Barbara also battled ill health. After a blood transfusion she was left with a damaged immune system from “bad blood” imported from Australia in the 1980s. Four years ago her hepatitis C was successfully treated but in the intervening years Barbara said she suﬀered from the stigma of having a disease people thought was
highly contagious. Today she says she has a tenuous hold on happiness. Her self-esteem is low, but she’s contented and doesn’t count depression as one of her companions. Yes, there are still bleak times but she’s working hard to balance those against the good things that come with friends and family. “Life has basically been one big shit sandwich but you have to get through it. It’s been hard, there’s been a lot of sadness and a lot of lonely years.” It’s been a struggle raising three children on her own with no real family support, but Barbara says she’s not holding any grudges. Life’s too short for that. “I come from a loving family, but my parents have always been struggling to cope with losing Patricia and my husband’s family have never really been there for us.” There’s not a day goes by that she doesn’t miss Timothy in Australia and while he’s just a three-hour flight away, finances don’t run to many visits, she said. She doesn’t ask for much. She’s happy in her job at Mountain River Processors, loves her children and grandchildren. If she had the money she’d be taking the odd trip to Australia. Home ownership would also be great, but that’s an impossible dream, she said. Winning the Guardian’s Mother’s Day makeover after being nominated by daughter Elizabeth was a bit too much to take in. “No-one’s every pampered me before, I just don’t know how to deal with this.” The win has come at a time when Barbara is making changes in her life. She’s working out at a gym with the goal of competing in a duathlon. “I’ve never been physical, but I want to get fitter. I don’t want to be 75, sitting on the couch being miserable. My family has always lived to an old age so I figure at 50 I’m halfway through my life. I don’t know what I really want, but I know I don’t want a lot. I’ve always put my kids first and I always will.” Barbara rarely shops, rarely goes to the hairdresser and rarely takes a holiday. “When Liz told me I’d won I was a wee bit excited, I’ve never had anything like this happen to me.”
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Try a super grain – Winter is still a great time for salads and what better way to create a stunning salad with a diﬀerence, is to use quinoa. Pronounced keenwa, it is the seed of an ancient plant native to South America and is deemed as a “super grain”.
Spiced quinoa pilaf with roasted pumpkin and broccoli 1T olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2t finely grated ginger 1t ground cumin 1t ground coriander 1/2 t turmeric 150g (1 cup) quinoa, rinsed and drained 500ml (2 cups) water 300g brocolli, cut into florets 1 1/2 c cubed pumpkin Olive oil spray 2T chopped fresh coriander Low fat natural yoghurt to serve Fresh coriander leaves to serve – Cube pumpkin into 2.5cm cubes and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper. – Roast on a tray until soft, about 40 minutes at 170°C. – Whilst that is roasting, heat oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat. Saute onion, stirring for 5 mins or until soft. – Add garlic, ginger and spices. Cook stirring for 1 min. Stir in quinoa. Add water and stir. Bring to the boil. – Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for
It contains more protein than any other grain and is lower in carbohydrates than most other grains. It has a subtle flavour with a fluﬀy creamy texture and is a great substitute for rice or any other grain for that matter.
Quinoa is a great carrier of flavour so you can be very creative with this health-packed grain. As it is such a good source of protein it is perfect for vegetarians so here is a tasty vegetarian salad to try.
wner and operator of fine-dining restaurants in Kaikoura and Karamea, Marg Brownlie brings 25 years of food passion and experience to our food section of YOU magazine. Now back in Ashburton, Marg has taken a break from cooking in commercial kitchens, but she hasn’t taken a break from the love of goodquality food. In her luxury restaurant and chalets in Karamea, she developed a menu that incorporated cheese she made herself. From haloumi, blue vein to camembert and feta, Marg’s abiding love of making (and eating) cheese is incorporated into many of her culinary adventures.
Griddled chicken and quinoa Greek salad
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10 mins. Uncover and place broccoli on top. Cover and simmer for 3 to 4 mins. – Add cooked pumpkin and chopped coriander to mixture and top with yoghurt and coriander leaves. Season with pepper.
Griddled chicken and quinoa Greek salad 225g quinoa 25g butter 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed 400 gm chicken tenderloins 1 1/2 T extra virgin olive oil 300g vine tomatoes, roughly chopped handful of pitted black kalamata olives 1 red onion, finely sliced 100g feta, crumbled small bunch of mint leaves chopped juice and zest of 1/2 lemon – Cook quinoa according to instructions then rinse in cold water and drain thoroughly. – Meanwhile, mix the butter, garlic and chilli into a paste. Toss the chicken fillets in 2 tsps of the olive oil and season well. – Lay in a hot griddle pan and cook 2 to 3 minutes both sides or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate, dot with spicy butter and set aside to melt. – Next, tip the tomatoes, olives, onion and feta and mint into a bowl. Toss in the cooked quinoa. Stir through the remaining olive oil, lemon juice and zest. Serve with the chicken fillets on top, drizzled with any buttery chicken juices.
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hether you want to enhance a good mood or fend oﬀ a bad one, choosing your food carefully can help. To find a food to suit every mood, check out these 10 emotions and their accompanying snacks: SADNESS – If you’re feeling in need of a happiness boost, up your intake of oily fish to boost your brain health and mood. Oily fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which can help ward oﬀ depression, negativity and mood swings, and wild salmon and tuna are good sources of vitamin B12, which helps regulate your mood. FEAR – Many people suﬀer from phobias, from the common (like acrophobia - fear of heights) to the obscure (like arachibutyrophobia - fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth). However, it may be that your diet is to blame. Research suggests that folate deficiency may be behind irrational fears and anxiety, so up your intake of folate - as well as mood-boosting Omega-3 - by snacking on avocado.
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Chocolate Many people reach for chocolate to ease a bad mood, and here’s the good news: this could in fact be no bad thing. Research has shown chocolate contains many chemicals that can help beat the blues, including relaxing magnesium, calming anandamide and pleasure-inducing phenylethylamine. To up the mood-boosting benefits further, try snacking on chocolate-dipped strawberries for a
healthy treat. Strawberries are not only a good source of vitamin C, which helps in the production of endorphins, but they are high in moodenhancing flavonoids too.
Oily fish Omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish are wellknown for being good for the heart. However, they are equally healthy for our brain health and mood. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found study participants with lower levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in their blood were more likely to be moderately depressed and have a negative outlook.
Another study has found surprisingly low rates of seasonal aﬀective disorder in Icelanders, where the diet is high in Omega-3 rich fish. To help ward oﬀ the blues, try eating two portions of oily fish a week, or up to four for men.
Bananas Bananas are high in natural sugars. This makes them a great remedy for those with low energy levels that can leave them feeling down. On top of this, they are also packed with mood-lifting nutrients to help put a smile on your face.
Bananas are a great source of tryptophan, an essential amino acid that boosts serotonin levels, helping to regulate your mood. They are also rich in magnesium, which can help you to relax, and vitamin B6, which can help to relieve depression. And they also taste great.
Nuts Walnuts are the perfect good-mood food, offering the combined mood-boosting properties of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6 and tryptophan, plus being a good source of folate (vitamin B9). A deficiency of folate has been linked to
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ANGER – Next time you feel rage coming on, reach for nuts and seeds to help calm you down. Research has shown that Omega-3 deficiency can contribute to aggressive behaviour of adult oﬀenders and children with severe behavioural diﬃculties, while a Japanese study has suggested zinc may ease anger in women. Opt for walnuts and flaxseeds, which contain zinc and Omega-3 fatty acids.
LOVE – Got a big date and want to get in the mood? Try foods rich in zinc to stimulate the libido and enhance desire. Although oysters are famous aphrodisiacs because of their high quantities of zinc, if you’re not a fan of them, choose shellfish, pine nuts or pumpkin seeds instead. SHYNESS – We all need a confidence boost from time to time, and luckily you can get a helping hand from your diet to relieve shyness. Researchers at McGill University in Canada found that foods containing tryptophan (an essential amino acid) make people feel more confident. Good sources of tryptophan include meat (particularly
chicken), fish such as salmon and tuna, and legumes.
HEARTBREAK – Many people find themselves reaching for chocolate in the face of heartbreak, and this may be no bad thing. Chocolate contains many chemicals to beat the break-up blues, including relaxing magnesium, calming anandamide and mood-boosting phenylethylamine. Snack on dark chocolate (in moderation) for the most health benefits.
ANXIETY – If you’ve got a big interview or presentation coming up, replace your morning coﬀee (which can make you jittery) with a calming herbal tea. The calming eﬀects of chamomile are so powerful that they have been found to reduce symptoms of mild to moderate generalised anxiety disorder, so try a cup of chamomile tea to help calm those last-minute nerves. STRESS – Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by a busy day or are finding it diﬃcult to wind down after work, snacking on blueberries helps us cope with stress. Blueber-
depression. Try snacking on walnuts or adding Brazil nuts into your diet. They are an extremely rich source of the mineral selenium, and research suggests just one Brazil nut a day can give you your recommended daily intake. Low levels of selenium can lead to depression, irritability and anxiety, so snacking on nuts could boost your mood.
Marmite If you’re feeling anxious, stressed or depressed, a dose of B vitamins could lift your mood. B vitamins are important for normal brain function and for producing mood-boosting serotonin.
Vitamins B12 and B6 are particularly beneficial for regulating your mood. To up your intake of B vitamins, try snacking on Marmite on wholegrain toast. As Marmite is fortified with vitamin B12, this is a good choice for vegans and vegetarians struggling to get their recommended intake. For more lifestyle news see www.realbuzz.com
ries are high in vitamin C, which can help the body deal with high levels of stress. Also, the super-fruit is packed with antioxidants which help to protect your body.
“BRAIN FOG” – If you’re feeling confused, unfocused, forgetful, or like your mind is just running slow, give it a boost with a cup of green tea. As around 80 per cent of the brain is made up of water, drinking any fluids will help keep it hydrated and functioning at optimum levels. However, green tea also helps maintain alertness by regulating blood sugar levels, and helps protect the brain and cut the risk of dementia. LETHARGY – Whether you’re suﬀering from a lack of sleep or are generally feeling lethargic, drinking beetroot juice could help revive your energy levels. Beetroot has a high sugar content and many energising nutrients, such as magnesium and vitamin C. Researchers at the University of Exeter found that drinking beetroot juice could enable people to exercise up to 16 per cent longer. For more lifestyle news see www.realbuzz.com
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By John Moore, Branch Manager, NBS Ashburton
hat do New Zealand investors really want when it comes to a return on their Investments? Interest or prizes. NBS has its Target Account that allows investors the chance to win $5000 every month, with every $100 you have invested, you get a chance to win the $5000. We have only just changed this from the chance to win a car once a year. Investors really seem to like the idea of winning $5000 cash every month. Some investors like the idea of investing their money for a fixed term for a fair interest rate, while others take a lower interest rate for the chance of winning a prize. We see a number of other financial institutions doing this, even the Government with Bonus Bonds. I remember years ago at
the old Post OďŹƒce Savings Bank when we issued the bonds at the time of the investment, â€œup to $100â€? bigger denominations were sent to Dunedin for processing and posted to the investor. While the Government does this and has a very big pool of funds sitting around earning no interest on the money, everyone will be thinking why donâ€™t they pay a return, they actually are, as the return is the amount that is paid out as a prize. Is a car, holiday or cash the best prize? My personal opinion on this is the cash when I was working at the Loan and Building Society we gave away holidays, cars and in later years cash to be used for a holiday to anywhere the client wanted to go. We found that the cash was the preferred option. At NBS weâ€™ve just been through this and the managers of the branches were asked the question and we all replied the same after our
own research, letâ€™s give away $5000 cash each month. And this is what weâ€™re now doing and at the end of each month $5000 is given away. The first was last month April and the winner was Wayne Donaldson who banks with the Motueka Branch. I now want the $5000 to come to Ashburton as often as I can, the way to achieve this is for more people in Ashburton to invest with us at NBS Ashburton and our local economy will continue to prosper. If itâ€™s not a prize youâ€™re after and you would prefer interest, then we have some great investment rates as well to consider. If youâ€™re looking to invest come down and see us and weâ€™ll give you free of charge our Investment Disclosure Statement to take away, our Prospectus is also available online at www.nbs.co.nz. Take care and good luck if youâ€™ve invested in our Target Account.
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Local talent The theatre can bring out many emotions. Laughter, sadness, surprise and joy, but sitting amongst a packed crowd at the Ashburton Trust Event Centre watching a Variety Theatre performance conjures one more overpowering emotion. Pride. by Amanda Wright
Matt van den Yssel (Chris) and Jas Andrada (Kim).
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shines for Miss Saigon had not performed much while in New Zealand other than with the Ashburton College WŚŽĞŶŝǆŚŽŝƌƉƌĞǀŝŽƵƐƚŽŚĞƌĂƵĚŝƟŽŶĨŽƌDŝƐƐ Saigon. However earlier while she was in the Phillippines, Jas had taken every opportunity to ďĞŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚǁŝƚŚĂĐƟŶŐĂŶĚƐŝŶŐŝŶŐ͘/ŶŚĞƌŽǁŶ words, she loves performing. Jas had been an admirer of Lea Salonga, ĂWŚŝůůŝƉƉŝŶĞƐŶĂƟŽŶĂůǁŚŽŚĂĚŽƌŝŐŝŶĂůůǇ played the lead role of Kim during the original ƌŽĂĚǁĂǇƉƌŽĚƵĐƟŽŶŽĨDŝƐƐ^ĂŝŐŽŶ͘ The role of Kim is one of beauty and despair, ƚŚĞƚƌĂŐĞĚǇŽĨƚŚĞĨŽƌŐŽƩĞŶůŽĐĂůƐǁŚĞŶƚŚĞ Americans deserted Saigon during the Vietnam War. Jas plays a 17-year-old Vietnamese girl ǁŚŽŇĞĞƐƚŽ^ĂŝŐŽŶĂŌĞƌŚĞƌĨĂŵŝůǇĂƌĞŬŝůůĞĚ and village is destroyed during the war. DĂƩƉůĂǇƐŚƌŝƐ͕ĂŶŵĞƌŝĐĂŶƐŽůĚŝĞƌǁŚŽ ŵĞĞƚƐ<ŝŵĚƵƌŝŶŐŚĞƌĮƌƐƚŶŝŐŚƚǁŽƌŬŝŶŐŝŶĂ brothel. The brothel is run by the ruthless Engineer, ƉůĂǇĞĚďǇDĂƩtŝůůŝĂŵƐ͘ The part of the Engineer is an important one, as the Engineer narrates throughout the ƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞĂŶĚŐŝǀĞƐƚŚĞĂƵĚŝĞŶĐĞĂďĞƩĞƌ ƵŶĚĞƌƐƚĂŶĚŝŶŐŽĨĞĂĐŚĐŚĂƌĂĐƚĞƌ͘/ƚŝƐƚŚĞ ŶŐŝŶĞĞƌƚŚĂƚůĂƚĞƌŚĞůƉƐ<ŝŵŇĞĞsŝĞƚŶĂŵĂŌĞƌ ŚƌŝƐĂŶĚƚŚĞŵĞƌŝĐĂŶƐŚĂǀĞůĞŌ͕ĂŶĚƚŽŐĞƚŚĞƌ ƚŚĞǇƚƌĂǀĞůƚŽĂŶŐŬŽŬ͘ƵƚĮƌƐƚ<ŝŵŵƵƐƚ escape the man that her father had promised her hand in marriage to, Thuy, played by Brent Gray. Chris’s close friend John is played by John Bayne. Once back in America, Chris loses all ŚŽƉĞŽĨĞǀĞƌĮŶĚŝŶŐ<ŝŵĂŐĂŝŶ͕ƐŽŵĂƌƌŝĞĚ Ellen, played by Kim Willis. John discovers that not only is Kim alive and well in Bankok, but she has also given birth to Chris’s son. Chris and Ellen travel to Bankok to meet Kim, who is devastated by the news that Chris has married someone else. The ending is spectacularly tragic, and all ŽĨƚŚĞĂĐƚŽƌƐŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƉƵƫŶŐŝŶƚŚĞůŽŶŐ ŚŽƵƌƐĂƚƌĞŚĞĂƌƐĂůƉĞƌĨĞĐƟŶŐƚŚĞŵŽŽĚĨŽƌƚŚĞ audience. Kim and Chris’s son is played by four young lads who will each take turns, Luke Watson, Will Watson, Jonny Thorpe and Nicholas Robins. This is to ensure that the young actors are well rested given their very young age. To back up the lead performers, the Variety dŚĞĂƚƌĞŚĂǀĞĂŶĞŶƚŚƵƐŝĂƐƟĐĞŶƐĞŵďůĞŽĨ ƐƵƉƉŽƌƟŶŐĂĐƚŽƌƐ͕ĞĂĐŚĚŝƐƉůĂǇŝŶŐƚĂůĞŶƚ and commitment to the performance. The ensemble actors are; Angela Jessep, Bethany DĐEĂůůǇ͕<ŝŵƌĞŶƚŽŶ͕DĞůDĞƵŵĂŶŶ͕DĂǇůĞŶĞ Peel, Kate Galbraith, Sallee Ford, Cherie Livingstone, Hayley Tait, Chris Woods, Awatea
Timothy, Daniel Rance and Leen Braam. With all the glitz and glamour of Broadway, DŝƐƐ^ĂŝŐŽŶŝƐĂĐĐŽŵƉĂŶŝĞĚďǇŵĂũĞƐƟĐ dancing and powerful music. The dancers you will see on stage during the performance include; Victoria Grant, Amber ĂŝůĞǇ͕ďďĞǇDĂƌƐŚĂůů͕ŵĂŶĚĂ&ůĞŵŝŶŐ͕ ,ĂŶŶĂŚtĂƚĞƌƐ͕ŶŶĂŚĂƐĞǇʹ^ŽůůǇĂŶĚDĂƌŬ Cherry. Variety Theatre President Bridget Danielson ĂŶĚDŝƐƐ^ĂŝŐŽŶŝƌĞĐƚŽƌĂǀŝĚtŝůůŝĂŵƐĂƌĞ excited that such a high-calibre of talent and skill will be on display right here in Ashburton, and believe that the quality is such that it will ĂƩƌĂĐƚŵĂŶǇƚŚĞĂƚƌĞͲŐŽĞƌƐĨƌŽŵĂůůŽǀĞƌƚŚĞ country. ͞ƵĚŝĞŶĐĞƐĐĂŶďĞĂƐƐƵƌĞĚŽĨĂŶĂĐƟŽŶͲ packed show with talented actors, singers and ĚĂŶĐĞƌƐ͕͟DƌtŝůůŝĂŵƐƐĂŝĚ͘ ͞/ǁĂƐĂŵĂǌĞĚĂŶĚƐŽŝŵƉƌĞƐƐĞĚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞ talent we have here in Ashburton, it has blown me away for its size,” he said. DŝƐƐ^ĂŝŐŽŶŝƐĂŶĞǆƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĨŽƌƚŚĞĂƚƌĞ͕ musical and opera lovers not to be missed. sŝƐƵĂůůǇ͕ŵƵƐŝĐĂůůǇ͕ĚƌĂŵĂƟĐĂůůǇĂŶĚƚĞĐŚŶŝĐĂůůǇ ƐƉĞĐƚĂĐƵůĂƌ͕ƟĐŬĞƚƐĂƌĞĂůƌĞĂĚǇƐĞůůŝŶŐŽƵƚĨĂƐƚ͘ dŚĞƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĐĞƐŽŶDĂǇϮϰ ǁŝƚŚƚŚĞĮŶĂůƉĞƌĨŽƌŵĂŶĐĞŽŶDĂǇϯϭ͘ Tickets are available online through TicketDirect, and from the Ashburton Trust Event Centre.
Matt Williams (The Engineer).
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acing a man-eating lion is not the same as facing an Excel spreadsheet, but try explaining that to your body’s stress receptors. And good luck getting their attention above the din of your stalled commuter train, looming presentation at work and that blink, blink, blinking BlackBerry. “Our bodies have not adapted to the culture we’re living in now,” says Brian Luke Seaward, author of Managing Stress: Principles and Strategies for Health and Well-Being. “Our response to every threat, whether it’s a sabre-toothed tiger or a divorce or an approaching deadline, is fight or flight. “We see an increase in our heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate – basically all the metabolic activities that get you to survive and run for the hills.” It’s an incredibly eﬃcient system. Except that it’s slowly killing us. “Once the lion is gone, your stress response subsides,” says Massachusetts Institute of Technology instructor Thea Singer, author of Stress Less: The New Science That Shows Women How to Rejuvenate the Body and the Mind. “So much of what stresses us now, though, is perceived stress. “And when you constantly perceive yourself
as stressed, your stress hormones never get turned oﬀ and you bathe yourself in a toxic substance.” Since we’re unlikely to avoid stressors altogether, “stress-proofing” your brain is a wise approach to our 24-hour brand of anxiety, Singer says.
Break a sweat Exercise, widely touted as a healthy outlet after stress hits, also protects the body from flying unnecessarily into crisis mode at the first sign of trouble. Seaward says, “If you look at our culture, we’re not exercising regularly. We’re training ourselves for stress, but not for relaxation.”
Offline friending “Scientific studies have shown that those who have greater social support are less reactive to stressors than those who have less support,” says Singer. “When we experience emotional pleasure, our reward circuitry kicks in. “When we experience emotional pain, a diﬀerent part of the brain kicks in. In those who exhibit more social support, the part of the brain that experiences pain is less reactive during stress.”
Skip the icecream Stress-eating makes us feel temporarily better, but over time it wears down our ability to keep anxiety at bay. “When we reach for the fatty, salty, sweet stuﬀ, it does momentarily have a tranquilising eﬀect,” Singer says. “It kicks oﬀ a pleasure centre, the same way drugs of abuse do. But once that wears oﬀ, the cycle starts over and we crave the same food to kick oﬀ the centre again. This actually raises our stress levels and increases our cortisol levels.”
Meditate “We’ve seen a lot of research on neuroplasticity that shows people who meditate can begin to change not just the physiology of the brain, but the structure of the brain,” says Seaward. “The brainwaves are very diﬀerent from someone who meditates than someone who doesn’t.” That’s because meditation actually creates new neural pathways between the brain’s right and left hemispheres, he says, which oﬀers coherence between our brain’s timeconscious, logical left side and the creative right side. “Even taking five minutes a day to sit in quiet ambience will help,” says Seaward. – AAP
f you think how well you age is all down to your genes, think again; there are actually many things you can do to help ward oﬀ wrinkles. To help keep your skin youthful and supple, check out these seven ways to beat wrinkles and premature ageing.
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN Premature ageing is often seen as unavoidable and a natural part of getting older; however, up to 90 per cent of the visible signs of ageing are caused by the sun, even though they may not show up until years after sun exposure has occurred. To help avoid premature ageing, wear an SPF of at least factor 15 every day (even on cloudy days) and switch to a higher SPF when the sun is at its strongest.
CUT DOWN ON SUGAR Although most premature ageing is caused by sun exposure, poor diet can also be to blame for wrinkles. Sugar is a staple of many people’s diets, yet is also a leading cause of skin ageing. When blood sugar levels are high a process called glycation damages the collagen in your skin. Once damaged, the collagen hardens, leading to wrinkles and sagging. To keep skin firm and smooth, check the sugar content of products and cut down on sugary foods.
for an ageless visage STOP SMOKING Smoking is not only notoriously bad for our health and a major cause of cancer and heart disease, it can also be disastrous for your appearance. Cigarette smoke can irritate the skin and deprive it of oxygen and nutrients and the act of smoking can cause wrinkles to appear around the mouth. If you are a smoker, one of the best things you can do for your appearance and health is to try to break the habit now.
KEEP SKIN WELL HYDRATED To keep your skin supple and smooth, it is essential to keep it hydrated both inside and out. Make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day to maintain your skin’s moisture levels and eat foods such as fruit and vegetables, which have a high water content. To moisturise the skin from the outside, use a mois-
turiser suitable for your skin type or hydrating oils such as vitamin E, avocado or almond oil. Also, it may be worth getting a humidifier to counteract the drying eﬀects of central heating and air conditioning.
GET YOUR EYES TESTED The area around your eyes can be one of the first places to display signs of ageing such as fine lines and crow’s feet, and these can be exacerbated by unconscious frowning or squinting caused by poor eyesight. If you find yourself regularly squinting to see better, it is important for your health and appearance to get your
eyes checked and invest in glasses or contact lenses if required.
EAT WRINKLE-BUSTING FOODS To help ward oﬀ wrinkles, try to eat a diet full of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help to keep skin supple and nourished from within, preventing dehydration and dryness and antioxidants help fight against the free radicals that cause wrinkles. Good foods to stock up on include oily fish, flax seeds and antioxidantrich berries. Spinach is also a good source of lutein,
which recent research has shown can prevent wrinkles by helping to retain the skin’s moisture and elasticity, increasing lipid levels and preventing damage caused by free radicals.
AVOID STRESS You might not think that your state of mind has much to do with the state of your appearance, but this is not the case. In fact, a study has shown that chronic stress can actually accelerate cellular ageing, leading to wrinkles. To help keep your skin wrinkle-free, try experimenting with some stress-busting techniques to help cope with stressful situations, such as meditation, exercise or yoga. For more lifestyle news see www.realbuzz.com
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Determination and love conquers by Amanda Wright
To Nosh is to nibble, to delight in a light meal, to ƌĞůŝƐŚƚŚĞŇĂǀŽƵƌƐĂŶĚ ƐĂǀŽƵƌůŝǀĞůǇĐƵŝƐŝŶĞĂƐŝƚ ĚĂŶĐĞƐŽŶƚŚĞƉĂůĂƚĞ͘/ƚŝƐ ƚŽŵĂŬĞĂŶŽĐĐĂƐŝŽŶŽƵƚ ŽĨĂŶĞǀĞƌǇĚĂǇŵĞĂůĂŶĚ ĐŚĞƌŝƐŚƐŽĐŝĂůŐĂƚŚĞƌŝŶŐƐ ǁŝƚŚĨƌŝĞŶĚƐ͘
t Nosh Café on West Street, it’s ŵŽƌĞƚŚĂŶŇĂǀŽƵƌƐŽŵĞĨŽŽĚ͕ŝƚŝƐĂ ĚĞƐƟŶĂƟŽŶ͘ ŵŽƌŶŝŶŐŵƵƐŝŶŐŽǀĞƌƚŚĞŶĞǁƐƉĂƉĞƌǁŝƚŚĂ ĨƌĞƐŚůǇďĂŬĞĚƐĐŽŶĞĂŶĚũĂǀĂͲƌŝĐŚĞƐƉƌĞƐƐŽƚŚĂƚ ĞǆƉůŽĚĞƐĂǁĂŬĞŶŝŶŐƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƐŽƵů͘ ůŝŐŚƚůƵŶĐŚďĞƚǁĞĞŶĨƌŝĞŶĚƐĂŵŽŶŐƐƚƚŚĞ ǁĂƌŵƚŚŽĨƚŚĞŽƵƚĚŽŽƌĐŽƵƌƚǇĂƌĚ͕ůŽƐŝŶŐƟŵĞ ĂƐĐŽŶǀĞƌƐĂƟŽŶƐǁŝƌůƐŽǀĞƌƚŚĞŚŽƚƐŽƵƉĂŶĚ ĨƌĞƐŚůǇďĂŬĞĚďƌĞĂĚ͘ /ƚ͛ƐĂĐŽŽůĂŌĞƌŶŽŽŶǁŝŶĞ͕ĂƐƐǁĞĞƚĂƐĂ
WŝŶŽƚƚŚĂƚƌŽůůƐĂƌŽƵŶĚƚŚĞƚŽŶŐƵĞĂŶĚƐůŽǁůǇ ŐůŝĚĞƐĚŽǁŶƚŚĞƚŚƌŽĂƚ͕ũƵƐƚĂƐĂĐŽŽůĂŌĞƌŶŽŽŶ ďƌĞĞǌĞŐĞŶƚůǇǁĂŌƐƚŚĞĂƌŽŵĂƐŽĨďĂŬĞĚ ĐŚĞĞƐĞĐĂŬĞĂŶĚĐŚŽĐŽůĂƚĞďƌŽǁŶŝĞƐ͘ ŶĚŶŽǁŽŶtĞĚŶĞƐĚĂǇƚŽ^ĂƚƵƌĚĂǇ͕ŝƚ͛ƐĂ ƌŽŵĂŶƟĐĚŝŶŶĞƌĨŽƌƚǁŽďǇĐĂŶĚůĞůŝŐŚƚ͕ƚƵĐŬĞĚ ĂǁĂǇŝŶĂƉƌŝǀĂƚĞĐŽƌŶĞƌ͕ǁŝƚŚŵĞĂůĂƌŽŵĂĂŶĚ ŇĂǀŽƵƌ͛ƐĂƐƉĂƐƐŝŽŶĂƚĞĂƐŽŶĞƐůŽǀĞ͘ /ƚ͛ƐƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶ͛ƐEŽƐŚ͕ŐƌŽǁŶĨƌŽŵƚŚĞǀŝƐŝŽŶ ŽĨsŝĐŬŝtĂĂŬĂ͕ĂǁŽŵĂŶǁŝƚŚĂƉĂƐƐŝŽŶĨŽƌ ĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĚĞůŝĐŝŽƵƐĨŽŽĚǁŝƚŚŝŶĂǁĞůĐŽŵŝŶŐĂŶĚ ĐŽŵĨŽƌƟŶŐĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚ͘/ƚ͛ƐŚĞƌŚĞĂƌƚĂŶĚƐŽƵů ĚŝƐŚĞĚƵƉŽŶĂƉůĂƚĞ͕ĂŶĚǇŽƵĐĂŶ͛ƚŚĞůƉďƵƚ ĨĞĞůǁĂƌŵĞĚďǇŚĞƌĂƌŽŚĂǁŚĞŶǇŽƵƐƚĞƉŝŶƚŚĞ ĚŽŽƌ͘ sŝĐŬŝĂŶĚŚĞƌŚƵƐďĂŶĚZĂŶŐŝŚĂǀĞŵĂĚĞEŽƐŚ ĂĨĠƚŚĞŝƌůŝĨĞ͘dŚĞǇŚĂǀĞŽǀĞƌĐŽŵĞĚĞǀĂƐƚĂƟŽŶ ĂŶĚĚĞŵŽůŝƟŽŶ͕ďƵƚƚŚƌŽƵŐŚƚŚĞƐƵƉƉŽƌƚĂŶĚ ůŽǀĞƚŚĞǇŚĂǀĞƐŚŽǁŶĨŽƌĞĂĐŚŽƚŚĞƌ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞŝƌ ĚĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĂƟŽŶƚŽĐŽŵĞďĂĐŬƐƚƌŽŶŐĞƌƚŚĂŶ ĞǀĞƌ͕ƚŚĞŝƌǀŝƐŝŽŶŽĨEŽƐŚŝƐŇŽƵƌŝƐŚŝŶŐ͘ EŽƐŚ͛ƐƉŽƉƵůĂƌŝƚǇŐƌĞǁŽƵƚŽĨĂƌĞƉƵƚĂƟŽŶ ĨŽƌƐƵŵƉƚƵŽƵƐĨŽŽĚƚŚĂƚǁĂƐĨƌĞƐŚĂŶĚǀŝďƌĂŶƚ͕ ĂŶĚĨŽƌĚĞůŝǀĞƌŝŶŐĂĐŽŶƐŝƐƚĞŶƚůǇĂŵĂǌŝŶŐĐƵƉ ŽĨĐŽīĞĞ͘tŽƌĚǁĂƐƐƉƌĞĂĚŝŶŐĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞ ǁŚŽůĞƐŽŵĞ͕ĐůĞĂŶƚĂƐƚĞƐ͕ĂŶĚĚĞƐƉŝƚĞďĞŝŶŐ ĂǀĞŐĞƚĂƌŝĂŶ͕sŝĐŬŝ͛ƐůŽǀĞŽĨĂǁŝĚĞƌĂŶŐĞŽĨ ĐƵŝƐŝŶĞĂůůŽǁƐŚĞƌƚŽĐŽŽŬĂŶĂƌƌĂǇŽĨĚĞůŝĐŝŽƵƐ ĂŶĚŚĞĂƌƚǇŵĞĂůƐ͘ ͞/ƐƉĞŶƚƐŽŵĞƟŵĞŝŶƵƐƚƌĂůŝĂǁŽƌŬŝŶŐ ŝŶ'ůĞŶďƌŽŽŬŝŶƚŚĞůƵĞDŽƵŶƚĂŝŶƐďĞĨŽƌĞ
ƌĞƚƵƌŶŝŶŐƚŽEĞǁĞĂůĂŶĚ͘ĨĞǁǇĞĂƌƐĂŐŽŝŶ ƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶ/ǁŽƌŬĞĚĨŽƌĂǁŽŵĂŶǁŚŽǁĂƐ ĮĞƌĐĞůǇƵŶŝƋƵĞ͕ĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůǇĂŶŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůĂŶĚŚĂĚ ĂŶĂŵĂǌŝŶŐŇĂŝƌĨŽƌĨŽŽĚ͘^ŚĞŝŶƐƉŝƌĞĚŵĞĂůŽƚ ďŽƚŚŝŶƚŚĞǁĂǇƐŚĞƉƌĞƉĂƌĞĚĨŽŽĚ͕ĂŶĚĂůƐŽŝŶ ƚŚĞǁĂǇƚŚĂƚƐŚĞǁĂƐŶ͛ƚĂĨƌĂŝĚƚŽďĞĂůŝƩůĞďŝƚ ĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ͘ ͞/ĐŽŽŬĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŚĞĂƌƚ͕ĂŶĚ/ƚƌǇƚŽĐĂƚĞƌĨŽƌ ĞǀĞƌǇŽŶĞ͛ƐŶĞĞĚƐ͘ĞĐĂƵƐĞƚŚĂƚ͛ƐǁŚĂƚŵĂŬĞƐ ƵƐǁŚŽǁĞĂƌĞ͕ǁĞĐĂƌĞĂďŽƵƚŽƵƌĐƵƐƚŽŵĞƌƐ͕ ĂŶĚƚŽƐĞĞĂƚĂďůĞůĞĂǀĞƐĂƟƐĮĞĚĂŶĚƐŵŝůŝŶŐŝƐ ĂĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐĨĞĞůŝŶŐĂŶĚĞǆĂĐƚůǇǁŚĂƚǁĞĂƌĞĂůů ĂďŽƵƚ͘ ͞ǀĞƌǇƚŚŝŶŐǁĞƐĞƌǀĞŚĞƌĞŝƐŵĂĚĞĨƌĞƐŚŽŶ ƚŚĞƉƌĞŵŝƐĞƐ͘tĞĮůůƚŚŽƐĞĐĂďŝŶĞƚƐƵƉĞǀĞƌǇ ĚĂǇĂŶĚŽƵƌŵĞĂůƐĂƌĞŵĂĚĞƚŽŽƌĚĞƌ͘/ƚũƵƐƚ ŵĂŬĞƐƐƵĐŚĂĚŝīĞƌĞŶĐĞƚŽƐĞƌǀĞĨƌĞƐŚŶĞƐƐ ĨƌŽŵƚŚĞŬŝƚĐŚĞŶƚŽƚŚĞƉůĂƚĞ͕ƚŚĞŇĂǀŽƵƌƐĂƌĞ ŵŽƌĞŝŶƚĞŶƐĞĂŶĚĞĂĐŚŝŶŐƌĞĚŝĞŶƚƉůĂǇƐĂŶ ŝŵƉŽƌƚĂŶƚƉĂƌƚŝŶƚŚĂƚĨƵƐŝŽŶ͘ ͞/͛ǀĞǁŽƌŬĞĚĂŵŽŶŐƐƚĨŽŽĚĨŽƌƐƵĐŚĂůŽŶŐ ƟŵĞ͕/͛ŵƐŽƉĂƐƐŝŽŶĂƚĞĂďŽƵƚŐŝǀŝŶŐĨŽŽĚƚŚĞ ƌĞƐƉĞĐƚŝƚŶĞĞĚƐƚŽůĞƚŝƚƐƵŶŝƋƵĞŇĂǀŽƵƌƐƐŚŝŶĞ͘ /͛ŵǀĞƌǇŵƵĐŚĂďŽƵƚĨƌĞƐŚĨŽŽĚĂŶĚĐůĞĂŶ ĞĂƟŶŐ͕ĂŶĚƵƐŝŶŐŵŝŶŝŵĂůŝŶŐƌĞĚŝĞŶƚƐƐŽƚŚĂƚ ƚŚĞŶĂƚƵƌĂůŇĂǀŽƵƌƐĚŽŶ͛ƚŐĞƚůŽƐƚĂŵŽŶŐƐƚ ƚŚĞƐĞĂƐŽŶŝŶŐ͘KŶĞŽĨŵǇĨĂǀŽƵƌŝƚĞĚŝƐŚĞƐƚŽ ƉƌĞƉĂƌĞŝƐƚŚĞŵƵƐƐĞůƐďĞĐĂƵƐĞŽĨƚŚĂƚĞǆĂĐƚ ƌĞĂƐŽŶ͘dŚĞǇĂƌĞƐŽƉƵƌĞĂŶĚŇĂǀŽƵƌĨƵů͘tŝƚŚ ĂƉŝŶĐŚŽĨƌĞƐƉĞĐƚĨŽƌƚŚĞŝƌŶĂƚƵƌĂůƐƚĂƚĞ͕ƚŚĞǇ ŐůŽǁŽŶƚŚĞƉůĂƚĞ͕͟sŝĐŬŝƐĂŝĚ͘
New Winter Menu The weather is cooling down but Nosh is heating up.
KƉĞŶŝŶŐŚĞƌŽǁŶďƵƐŝŶĞƐƐǁĂƐĂďŝŐĚĞĐŝƐŝŽŶ ĨŽƌsŝĐŬŝ͕ǁŚŝĐŚŝŶǀŽůǀĞĚƌŝƐŬĂŶĚĂďŝƚŽĨĨĞĂƌ ŽĨƚŚĞƵŶŬŶŽǁŶ͕ďƵƚƐŚĞƌĞĐŽŵŵĞŶĚƐŝƚƚŽ ĂŶǇŽŶĞǁŚŽŝƐƚƌƵůǇƉĂƐƐŝŽŶĂƚĞĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞŝƌĮĞůĚ ŽĨĞǆƉĞƌƟƐĞ͘ ͞dŚĞƌĞĐŽŵĞƐĂƟŵĞǁŚĞŶǇŽƵŚĂǀĞƚŽƚƌǇ͕ ǁŚĞŶǇŽƵŚĂǀĞƚŽĐůŽƐĞǇŽƵƌĞǇĞƐĂŶĚũƵƐƚ ƚĂŬĞƚŚĂƚůĞĂƉŽĨĨĂŝƚŚ͘,ĂǀĞďĞůŝĞĨŝŶǁŚĂƚǇŽƵ ŬŶŽǁĂŶĚĚŽŶ͛ƚďĞƐĐĂƌĞĚƚŽĞǆƉƌĞƐƐǇŽƵƌ ŝŶĚŝǀŝĚƵĂůŝƚǇ͕ďĞĐĂƵƐĞƚŚĂƚ͛ƐǁŚĂƚǁŝůůƐĞƚǇŽƵ ĂƉĂƌƚĨƌŽŵƚŚĞĐŽŵƉĞƟƟŽŶ͘ ͞/͛ǀĞůĞĂƌŶƚƚŽƌĞƐƉĞĐƚŽƚŚĞƌƐǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞ ŝŶĚƵƐƚƌǇĂƐǁĞĂůůŚĂǀĞŽƵƌŽǁŶũŽƵƌŶĞǇƐƚŚĂƚ ŚĂǀĞůĞĚƵƐƚŽƚŚĞƐĂŵĞƉůĂĐĞ͕ĂŶĚǁĞĂůůŚĂǀĞ ĂŶĂƌƌĂǇŽĨƚĂůĞŶƚĂŶĚĞǆƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞƚŽƐŚĂƌĞ͘ KŶĐĞǇŽƵŚĂǀĞĂǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵůĂŶĚĚĞĚŝĐĂƚĞĚ ƚĞĂŵƐƵƌƌŽƵŶĚŝŶŐǇŽƵ͕ƚŚĞŶǇŽƵ͛ƌĞƐĞƚ͘DǇ ƐƚĂīĂƌĞũƵƐƚĨĂŶƚĂƐƟĐ͘dŚĞǇĂƌĞĨƌŝĞŶĚůǇĂŶĚ ƉƌŽĨĞƐƐŝŽŶĂůĂŶĚŽƵƌĐƵƐƚŽŵĞƌƐĂƉƉƌĞĐŝĂƚĞ ƚŚĞŝƌŚĂƉƉǇĨĂĐĞƐ͘,ĂƉƉŝŶĞƐƐŝƐŬĞǇ͘/ĨǇŽƵĞŶũŽǇ ǁŚĂƚǇŽƵĂƌĞĚŽŝŶŐ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞƉĞŽƉůĞĂƌŽƵŶĚǇŽƵ ĂƌĞĞŶũŽǇŝŶŐǁŚĂƚƚŚĞǇĂƌĞĚŽŝŶŐ͕ƚŚĞŶǇŽƵǁŝůů ďĞƐƵĐĐĞƐƐĨƵůŝŶĂŶǇĞŶĚĞĂǀŽƵƌ͕͟sŝĐŬŝƐĂŝĚ͘ ^ŝŶĐĞŵŽǀŝŶŐŝŶƚŽƚŚĞƐŚĨŽƌĚsŝůůĂŐĞŽŶtĞƐƚ ^ƚƌĞĞƚ͕sŝĐŬŝŚĂƐŶŽƟĐĞĚĂƐůŝŐŚƚĐŚĂŶŐĞƚŽŚĞƌ ĐůŝĞŶƚĞůĞ͕ďƵƚŝƐĚĞůŝŐŚƚĞĚƚŚĂƚŵĂŶǇƌĞŐƵůĂƌƐ ƐƟůůŵĂŬĞƚŚĞƚƌŝƉŽƵƚĨŽƌŚĞƌĨĂďƵůŽƵƐĐŽŽŬŝŶŐ ĂŶĚĐŽīĞĞ͘ ͞tĞĚŽƌĞĐĞŝǀĞŵŽƌĞƚŽƵƌŝƐƚǀŝƐŝƚŽƌƐŶŽǁĚƵĞ ƚŽƚŚĞŵĂŝŶƌŽĂĚůŽĐĂƟŽŶ͕ďƵƚǁĞ͛ƌĞĂůǁĂǇƐ ĚĞůŝŐŚƚĞĚƚŽƐĞĞŽƵƌƌĞŐƵůĂƌƐƉŽƉƉŝŶŐŝŶ͘tĞ
This multi award winning cafe is now open for dinner Wednesday to Saturday. With delicious new meals to warm your heart and soul and its relaxing atmosphere, Nosh Cafe is the perfect place to sit back and relax with family and friends.
Ashford’s Village 415 West St, Ashburton www.noshcafe.co.nz
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Treat your mum this Mother’s Day to a delicious meal at Nosh.
Vicki and Rangi.
Ashburton’s By Sam Morton
his time of year the Ashburton Domain is a picture of beauty. Vibrant crimson and brown autumn colours flood through the gardens as people soak up one of the district’s finest assets. But with the 37ha of beauty comes dedication and hard work – and David Askin and his team certainly know the meaning of that. Every year, pre-winter maintenance has become a routine of excellence and the team has it mastered. Be it mowing, raking the leaves, emptying the rubbish bins or more planting – there is always something to do and unsurprisingly, it always gets done. “The team do a brilliant job and there is a lot
Lochlea Lifestyle Resort There are now three newly completed villas ready for ŽĐĐƵƉĂƟŽŶ͊ ^ŝƚƵĂƚĞĚŽŶϲ͘ϮŚĞĐƚĂƌĞƐŝŶZĂĐĞĐŽƵƌƐĞZŽĂĚŝƐƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶ͛Ɛ ƉƌĞŵŝĞƌůŝĨĞƐƚǇůĞƌĞƐŽƌƚǀŝůůĂŐĞĨŽƌƉĞŽƉůĞĂŐĞĚϲϬǇĞĂƌƐĂŶĚŽǀĞƌ͘ 010513-KC-070
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Adjacent to the resort is Lochlea Estate ^ƚĂŐĞϭŶŽǁƐĞůůŝŶŐƐĞĐƟŽŶƐĞŶƋƵŝƌŝĞƐǁĞůĐŽŵĞ
“New villas to view” Enquiries to Tony Sands, Resort Manager ŽŶƚĂĐƚϬϯͲϯϬϳͲϵϬϴϬ&ƌĞĞƉŚŽŶĞϬϴϬϬͲϮϳϮϳͲϴϯϳ ŌĞƌŚŽƵƌƐ͗ϬϯͲϯϬϮͲϲϴϴϳŵĂŝů͗ƚŽŶǇƐĂŶĚƐ͘ůŽĐŚůĞĂΛŚŽƚŵĂŝů͘ĐŽ͘Ŷǌ
Provisonal member of RVA.
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of pride that comes with what we do,” Mr Askin said. “It’s not easy at times, but we like to think the results speak for themselves - we certainly give it our all.” At present, the six or seven-strong maintenance crew is planting next year’s spring display – a feature that visitors and locals flock to see annually. On a typical weekend, or even during the week, thousands of residents visit the domain to take in the sights, relax on the lawns or get pitch side to watch a number of sports played out. It is a hive of activity most weekends and a joggers’ heaven either side. Although Mr Askin is responsible for coordinating the maintenance and preservation of the domain, he is quick to share the praise among his predecessors.
Mr Askin pointed out the Ashburton Domain has only had 10 curators in 150 years – a testament to the quality and dedication of work put in. “We hear some great comments filter through to us, so that is always a pleasure to hear,” Mr Askin said. “We’re very lucky in Ashburton to have a facility like this and from what we know, the high use of the domain certainly reflects that view.” Throughout the domain you will see a wide range of fine tree types and a vast variety of shrubs including the deciduous azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, roses, maples, magnolias and conifers – just to name a few. A number of picnic spots, a well resourced playground, two electric barbecues and hot water facilities (at a cost), make it the perfect place to relax on a warm autumn afternoon. 010513-KC-072
Guardian photographer Kirsty Clay recently found out just how picturesque Ashburton Domain is in autumn. The domain is often used as an ideal backdrop for bridal photos.
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ith winter just around the corner, now is the time to do some routine maintenance around your home to prepare for the weather ahead. Taking the time to do some work now may save on some major expenses later on. Some of these preventive maintenance jobs can be performed by the homeowner, and some may need to be done by professionals. Many homeowners may not know where to begin when trying to figure out what type of routine maintenance needs to be performed on their homes. Hopefully these tips will get you started.
1 Check gutters and pipes.
is done done, make sure your leftover leftover paint is stored somewhere like a garage, to prevent it from freezing.
2 Clean and clear gutters of debris. And although cleaning your spouting is sometimes the last thing on your mind, it could prevent costly repairs later. The roof is your home’s first line of defence against the elements and your gutters do a great support job in directing all of that water away from your foundations. Clogged gutters and downpipes restrict the flow of water and in extreme conditions cause spouting to overflow, preferably down facias and not inside your home. In winter pooled water can freeze and expand, causing damage to spouting. To clear them yourself, you will need a ladder, your hands are best but a garden trowel or salad tongs are also good for scooping out debris, a hose to spray channels and downpipes and a gutter sealant to repair any leaks. Try to avoid leaning your ladder against the guttering. First you will need to scoop out leaves and debris. Remove downpipes if possible and hose down debris from spouting. This is the best time to check for leaks. Run a hose down and clear downpipes. Clear and check stormwater drains and/or soak holes aren’t pooling water and leaking into foundations, causing rising damp into your home.
3 Check the flashing. Around your chimney and any openings in
6 Inspect external doors and garage doors. Makes sure they close tightly and install weather-stripping, door thresholds if needed.
7 Clean and store patio furniture, umbrellas, children’s summer toys. It is recommended that outdoor furniture be put inside for the winter, if possible. Just remember that if you cover your furniture to allow for airflow so no mould or mildew forms.
8 Drain and store garden hoses. the roof, roof such as skylights for leaking problems. problems
4 Chimneys. Have chimneys and flues inspected and cleaned if necessary. Whether you decide to clean a chimney yourself or hire a professional, either way you’ll want to make sure a good job is done. Cleaning a chimney is important to prevent chimney fires, and potential house fires. Therefore, the cleaner must be thorough and comprehensive in carrying out the cleaning. You’re not just
clearing out the soot and dust, dust but you need to scrape and remove creosote that has built up on your chimney walls.
5 Autumn is a good time to do some indoor painting. The weather will still be warm enough outside to leave windows open to ventilate during painting. Most of your professional painters are not as busy in autumn as the rest of the year. You may be able to get a good price to have your interior painted. After the painting
9 Insulation. Make sure you have proper insulation in both your ceiling and underfloor. While checking your insulation, if you see any dark, dirty spots, it may indicate you have leaks coming into your home. You will need to try and locate these leaks and repair them.
10 Spot prime If you didn’t get to that exterior paint job this summer, spot prime any exposed timber to protect it from the elements.
What happens to your used oil? by Sheryl Stivens
an you believe that one litre of oil can contaminate one million litres of ground water if disposed of irresponsibly. And yet it’s so easy to do the right thing. ŶĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚϯϬŵŝůůŝŽŶůŝƚƌĞƐĂƌĞŐĞŶĞƌĂƚĞĚ each year and approximately 22 million litres are recycled. Where does that eight million litres end up? Used oil contains arsenic, cadmium, chromium, and zinc, all of which can be toxic to ƉůĂŶƚƐ͕ĂŶŝŵĂůƐ͕ĂƋƵĂƟĐŽƌŐĂŶŝƐŵƐĂŶĚŚƵŵĂŶƐ͘
Potential uses for recycled oil include ͻ
Energy recovery - Burning - Waste oil is collected from around New Zealand ĂŶĚƵƐĞĚĂƐĂƐƵďƐƟƚƵƚĞĨƵĞůĨŽƌŵĂŬŝŶŐ cement at the Holcium cement factory, Westport. Reprocessing - Filtering or gravity ƐĞƉĂƌĂƟŽŶƚŽƌĞŵŽǀĞŝŵƉƵƌŝƟĞƐƚŽ ƉƌŽĚƵĐĞƉĂƌƟĂůůǇĐůĞĂŶŽŝůŽƌƚŽƌĞͲƌĞĮŶĞ and use as a lubricant.
How can you recycle used oil in Ashburton? YƵĂŶƟƟĞƐŽĨůĞƐƐƚŚĂŶϮϬůŝƚƌĞƐŽĨŽŝůĐĂŶďĞ ĚƌŽƉƉĞĚŽīĂƚƚŚĞƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶŽƌZĂŬĂŝĂZĞƐŽƵƌĐĞ ZĞĐŽǀĞƌǇWĂƌŬƐͲĂƚŶŽĐŽƐƚĨŽƌƐĂĨĞĚŝƐƉŽƐĂů͘dŚŝƐ service is supported by the Ashburton District
ŽƵŶĐŝůĂŶĚŝƐƉĂƌƚŽĨĂŶĂƟŽŶĂůǁĂƐƚĞŽŝůĚŝƐƉŽƐĂů programme. &ŽƌƐĂĨĞĚŝƐƉŽƐĂůŽƉƟŽŶƐĨŽƌůĂƌŐĞƌ ƋƵĂŶƟƟĞƐƉůĞĂƐĞĐĂůů͖ϬϴϬϬϲϮϳϴϮϰŽƌ ĞŵĂŝůďŚŽůůĞǇΛŵĂƐƚĂŐĂƌĚ͘ĐŽ͘ŶǌŽƌ ƐŚĞƌǇůƐƟǀĞŶƐΛŐŵĂŝů͘ĐŽŵ͘
What can you do with paint and old paint tins? More than six litres of household paint is sold each year for each and every person ƚŚƌŽƵŐŚŽƵƚEĞǁĞĂůĂŶĚ͘dŚĂƚ͛ƐĂůŽƚŽĨƉĂŝŶƚ ƉĂƌƟĐƵůĂƌůǇĂƐŵƵĐŚŽĨŝƚŝƐůĞŌƐŝƫŶŐŝŶƉĂŝŶƚ ĐŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌƐĂŶĚŵĂǇĞŶĚƵƉŝŶůĂŶĚĮůůƐŽƌĨĂƌŵ ƉŝƚƐdŚĞƌĞĂƌĞůŽƚƐŽĨǁĂǇƐǇŽƵĐĂŶƌĞĚƵĐĞƚŚŝƐ burden on the environment ... here’s some ideas to get you started: ͻ ZĞĚƵĐĞ͕ƌĞƵƐĞͲĐŚĞĐŬŽŶƚŚĞƉĂŝŶƚ you really need. Give away any extra paint you have to family or community groups ... ͻ Recycle- clean out brushes and ƌŽůůĞƌƐĐŽƌƌĞĐƚůǇĂŶĚƚĂŬĞĐĂƌĞŽĨŽƵƌ waterways. ,ĞƌĞŝŶƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶǇŽƵĐĂŶĚƌŽƉŽīĂŶǇ ŚŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚƋƵĂŶƟƟĞƐŽĨƵŶƵƐĞĚƉĂŝŶƚĂŶĚ ƉĂŝŶƚĐŽŶƚĂŝŶĞƌƐĨŽƌƐĂĨĞĚŝƐƉŽƐĂůĂƚƚŚĞ ƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶZĞƐŽƵƌĐĞZĞĐŽǀĞƌǇWĂƌŬ͘
What happens to all those old tyres? dǇƌĞƐĂƌĞĚŝĸĐƵůƚĂŶĚĞǆƉĞŶƐŝǀĞƚŽƌĞƉƌŽĐĞƐƐ and recycle due to the mixed materials that
they are made from. Most tyres are made of rubber, followed ďǇůĂƌŐĞƐĞĐƟŽŶƐŽĨďůĂĐŬĐĂƌďŽŶĂŶĚƐŝůŝĐĂ͕ and then metal. Small amounts of hazardous materials, including copper, zinc, cadmium, and lead can also be part of their mix. Please do not burn tyres or dump them into farm pits ŽƌůĂŶĚĮůůƐ͘ zŽƵĐĂŶƌĞĐǇĐůĞǇŽƵƌƚǇƌĞƐĂƚƚŚĞƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶ ŽƌZĂŬĂŝĂZĞƐŽƵƌĐĞZĞĐŽǀĞƌǇWĂƌŬƐĨŽƌĂĐŽƐƚ ŽĨΨϱ͘ϭϬĨŽƌĐĂƌƚǇƌĞƐĂŶĚΨϭϬ͘ϮϬĨŽƌƚƌƵĐŬ ƚǇƌĞƐ͘
The big picture on tyres In New Zealand, as many as four million ƚǇƌĞƐĂƌĞ͞ƌĞƟƌĞĚ͟ĞĂĐŚǇĞĂƌ͘ Of these, about three million are sent ƚŽůĂŶĚĮůů͕ϳϬϬ͕ϬϬϬĂƌĞƵƐĞĚĨŽƌƉƵƌƉŽƐĞƐ ůŝŬĞĨĂƌŵƐŝůĂŐĞĐŽǀĞƌƐ͕ǁŚŝůĞϯϬϬ͕ϬϬϬĂƌĞ illegally disposed of. Burning tyres pollutes ƚŚĞĂƚŵŽƐƉŚĞƌĞ͘dǇƌĞƐĂƌĞĂƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞďƵƚĂƌĞ ĞǆƉĞŶƐŝǀĞĂŶĚĚŝĸĐƵůƚƚŽŚĂŶĚůĞ͘ dǇƌĞƐĐĂŶďĞƐŚƌĞĚĚĞĚ͕ŐƌĂŶƵůĂƚĞĚ͕Žƌ ĐŚĞŵŝĐĂůůǇƚĂŬĞŶĂƉĂƌƚ͕ƐŽƚŚĂƚƚŚĞǀĂůƵĂďůĞ parts, such as the rubber, can be reclaimed and fed into virgin compounds or used for ŵĂŶƵĨĂĐƚƵƌŝŶŐŽǀĞƌϭϬϬĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƉƌŽĚƵĐƚƐ͘
WĂĐŝĮĐZƵďďĞƌƚĂŬĞƐƚǇƌĞƐĚĞƐƟŶĞĚĨŽƌ ƚŚĞůĂŶĚĮůůĂŶĚƉƌŽĐĞƐƐĞƐƚŚĞŵŝŶƚŽƐŵĂůů granules for use in everything from sports turfs to road surfaces. dŚĞďŝŐŐĞƐƚŵĂƌŬĞƚĨŽƌƌĞĐǇĐůĞĚƌƵďďĞƌŝƐĨŽƌ use in roading. Rubber milled to the texture of ďůĂĐŬƐĂŶĚŝƐďůĞŶĚĞĚŝŶƚŽƚŚĞƚŽƉĐĞŶƟŵĞƚƌĞ of the road to create rubberised asphalt concrete. In the United States rubberised asphalt concrete, which has the added bonus of ĐƌĞĂƟŶŐƋƵŝĞƚĞƌƌŽĂĚƐ͕ŝƐƚŚĞƐĞĐŽŶĚůĂƌŐĞƐƚ ƐŝŶŐůĞŵĂƌŬĞƚĨŽƌƌĞĐǇĐůĞĚƌƵďďĞƌĂĐĐŽƵŶƟŶŐ for 12 million tyres a year. dŚĞDŝŶŝƐƚƌǇĨŽƌƚŚĞŶǀŝƌŽŶŵĞŶƚŝƐ ŶŽǁǁŽƌŬŝŶŐǁŝƚŚƚŚĞƚǇƌĞŝŶĚƵƐƚƌǇƚŽ ĚĞǀĞůŽƉ͞dǇƌĞǁŝƐĞ͟ĂWƌŽĚƵĐƚ^ƚĞǁĂƌĚƐŚŝƉ ƉƌŽŐƌĂŵŵĞĨŽƌEĞǁĞĂůĂŶĚƚŽƉƌŽǀŝĚĞ ƐĂĨĞĂŶĚƌĞƐƉŽŶƐŝďůĞĐŽůůĞĐƟŽŶĂŶĚĚŝƐƉŽƐĂů ƐŽůƵƟŽŶƐĨŽƌĞŶĚŽĨůŝĨĞƚǇƌĞƐŝŶƚŚĞĨƵƚƵƌĞ͘
Recycling tyres into roading WƵƫŶŐƚǇƌĞƌƵďďĞƌŝŶƚŽƌŽĂĚŝŶŐŝƐĂŵƵůƟͲ ŵŝůůŝŽŶͲĚŽůůĂƌŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƚǇĨŽƌĂŶƵĐŬůĂŶĚ recycling business.
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Autumn Eco Living by Sheryl Stivens
utumn leaves are falling and the chill in the air is making us think of hot soups, tasty casseroles and warming hotpots. ƚƚŚŝƐƟŵĞŽĨǇĞĂƌůĞĂĨĐŽŶĨĞƫŐĂƚŚĞƌĞĚĨƌŽŵ lawn mowing mixtures of lawn clippings and autumn leaves makes perfect compost or mulch for raised bed gardens. Long dark evenings curled up warmly inside provide a good chance to plan for next season’s ǀĞŐĞƚĂďůĞŐĂƌĚĞŶƐĂŶĚĨŽŽĚŐƌŽǁŝŶŐ͕ƐŽƌƟŶŐ out seeds we’ve saved as well as taking on the challenge of how to waste less and embrace the Eco living challenge. Food waste in New Zealand is one of the many environmental issues that is being addressed by industry, individuals and government.
Tips for reducing your food waste ͻ
Reducing your household food waste How much food does your household throw away or waste? Do you have a compost bin or bokashi bucket in your kitchen for food waste? /ŶEĞǁĞĂůĂŶĚĂŶĞƐƟŵĂƚĞĚϮϱϴ͕ϴϴϲƚŽŶŶĞƐ ŽĨĨŽŽĚǁĂƐƚĞŐŽƚŽůĂŶĚĮůůĞĂĐŚǇĞĂƌ͘dŚĂƚ ǁŽƌŬƐŽƵƚƚŽďĞϲϰŬŐƉĞƌƉĞƌƐŽŶ͘ŶĚƚŚĂƚ͛ƐũƵƐƚ in New Zealand.
Disturbing facts about food waste
On average one third of the food we buy gets thrown away. It’s mostly avoidable
Ask yourself Have I prepared too much; have I dished up too much? Ϯ͘ Have I bought more food than I can use before its use by date? 3. ĂŶ/ďĞĐƌĞĂƟǀĞǁŝƚŚƚŚŝƐĨŽŽĚďĞĨŽƌĞŝƚ gets wasted?
dŚĞĨŽŽĚĐǇĐůĞŝƐƚŚĞ'ƌŽǁŝŶŐ͕ WƌŽĐĞƐƐŝŶŐ͕dƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƟŶŐ͕ZĞƚĂŝůŝŶŐ͕ ŽŽŬŝŶŐƚŚĂƚŐŽĞƐŝŶƚŽŐĞƫŶŐĨŽŽĚƚŽ our tables. All of these things require ƌĞƐŽƵƌĐĞƐʹǁĂƚĞƌ͕ĞŶĞƌŐǇ͕ƚƌĂŶƐƉŽƌƚĞƚĐ͘
Choose environmentally responsible ǁĂǇƐƚŽĚŝƐƉŽƐĞŽĨǇŽƵƌĨŽŽĚǁĂƐƚĞʹ set up a bokashi bucket or a separate foodwaste bin right in your kitchen. ŽŵƉŽƐƟŶŐĂŶĚŽŬĂƐŚŝĂƌĞŐƌĞĂƚ because they deal with the problem and ŵĂŬĞǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵůĐŽŵƉŽƐƚͬĨĞƌƟůŝƐĞƌƐĨŽƌ your garden. Healthy soil healthy food healthy people. 'ĞƚƚŽŬŶŽǁǁŚĂƚǇŽƵ͛ƌĞǁĂƐƟŶŐ͘KŌĞŶ ƉĞŽƉůĞĂƌĞƐŚŽĐŬĞĚĂƚũƵƐƚŚŽǁŵƵĐŚ food they waste. With a separate bin for foodwaste you can easily see what is wasted and change what you buy accordingly. Plan your shopping. If you take a shopping list with you when you go food shopping you are more likely to buy what you need and what you’ll use. WŽƌƟŽŶŽƵƚƐĞƌǀŝŶŐƐĂŶĚůĞĂƌŶƚŚĞ ĂŵŽƵŶƚƐǇŽƵƌĨĂŵŝůǇĞĂƚ͘dŚŝƐŝƐĂŶ easy way to reduce the amount of food wasted. If you do make too much of something take it for lunch the next day or mix it ǁŝƚŚĂĚĚŝƟŽŶĂůŝŶŐƌĞĚŝĞŶƚƐƚŽŵĂŬĞĂŶ ĞŶƟƌĞůǇŶĞǁĚŝƐŚ͘ ƵǇŝŶŐůŽĐĂůĂŶĚŝŶƐĞĂƐŽŶƌĞĚƵĐĞƐƚŚĞ food miles of your food and helps to ensure your food is the freshest and ƚĂƐƟĞƐƚŝƚĐĂŶďĞ͘
Impacts Food waste has serious environmental, economic and social impacts.
The environmental impacts come from the effects of landfill and the food cycle ͻ ͻ
Loss of usable space, leachate, sensory ƉŽůůƵƟŽŶ͘ Greenhouse gases from anaerobic ĚĞĐŽŵƉŽƐŝƟŽŶʹ/ĨǁĞǁĞƌĞĂďůĞƚŽƐƚŽƉ the greenhouse gases produced by food ǁĂƐƚĞŝŶůĂŶĚĮůůŝƚǁŽƵůĚďĞƚŚĞƐĂŵĞĂƐ ƌĞŵŽǀŝŶŐŽŶĞŝŶĮǀĞĐĂƌƐĨƌŽŵƚŚĞƌŽĂĚƐ͊
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Economic impacts- what savings could your household make? KŶĞƚŚŝƌĚŽĨǁŚĂƚǁĞďƵǇ͕ĂŶĚƚŚĞŶǁĂƐƚĞ͕ĂĚĚƐƵƉƚŽĂƐĞƌŝŽƵƐĂŵŽƵŶƚŽĨŵŽŶĞǇ͘dŚĞƚĂďůĞďĞůŽǁ ǁŝůůŐŝǀĞǇŽƵĂŶŝĚĞĂŽĨŚŽǁŵƵĐŚĨŽŽĚǁĂƐƚĞŵŝŐŚƚďĞĐŽƐƟŶŐǇŽƵĂŶĚǇŽƵƌŚŽƵƐĞŚŽůĚ͘
Amount spent on % of food bought food weekly wasted? $100.00
Amount per year you could be saving?
Leaving lighter footsteps in by Amanda Wright
ooking at Bronwyn today, it’s hard to believe ƚŚĂƚƐƵĐŚĂŚĂƉƉǇ͕ŚĞĂůƚŚǇ͕ĂƩƌĂĐƟǀĞĂŶĚǀŝďƌĂŶƚ career woman was once overweight. ƌŽŶǁǇŶ͛ƐǁĞŝŐŚƚůŽƐƐũŽƵƌŶĞǇŝƐĂŶŝŶƐƉŝƌĂƟŽŶĂů one. With nothing more than a burning desire for change, a willingness to seek knowledge and the courage and tenacity to apply it in her daily life, Bronwyn successfully turned her life around. ĞƚĞƌŵŝŶĞĚƚŽŝŵƉƌŽǀĞďŽƚŚŚĞƌĮŐƵƌĞĂŶĚĮƚŶĞƐƐ levels, Bronwyn decided to make an investment ŝŶƚŚĞŚĞĂůƚŚŽĨŚĞƌĨƵƚƵƌĞĂŶĚũŽŝŶĞĚŽŶĮŐƵƌĞ Express. ,ĞƌŵĂŝŶŵŽƟǀĂƟŽŶ͍ƚƌŝƉƚŽŚŝŶĂ͘ ͞/ŚĂĚĂůƌĞĂĚǇũŽŝŶĞĚŽŶĮŐƵƌĞǆƉƌĞƐƐŝŶ Christchurch, so I was able to transfer my ŵĞŵďĞƌƐŚŝƉĂƐƐŽŽŶĂƐƚŚĞƐŚďƵƌƚŽŶŽŶĞŽƉĞŶĞĚ͘ “I had a trip to China coming up, and I was really ŵŽƟǀĂƚĞĚƚŽŐĞƚŝŶƚŽďĞƩĞƌƐŚĂƉĞĨŽƌƚŚĂƚ͕ƐŽ I started on the 13-week Break Programme,” Bronwyn said. The Break Programme combines a bi-weekly personal training session, teamed up with full ƵƐĞŽĨƚŚĞŐǇŵĨĂĐŝůŝƟĞƐ͕ŐƌŽƵƉƚƌĂŝŶŝŶŐƐĞƐƐŝŽŶƐ ĂŶĚƉƌŽǀŝĚĞƐĂǁĞĞŬůǇŚĞĂůƚŚǇĞĂƟŶŐŵĞŶƵĂŶĚ ƐŚŽƉƉŝŶŐůŝƐƚ͕ƐŽƉĂƌƟĐŝƉĂŶƚƐĂƌĞŶŽƚŽŶůǇŝŶĐƌĞĂƐŝŶŐ ƚŚĞŝƌĮƚŶĞƐƐ͕ďƵƚĂƌĞŵĂŬŝŶŐƉŽƐŝƟǀĞĐŚĂŶŐĞƐƚŽ ƚŚĞŝƌĞĂƟŶŐĂŶĚůŝĨĞƐƚǇůĞƚŽŽ͘ “I lost 10kg before my trip to China and I felt great. /ƚǁĂƐƚŚĞďŽŽƐƚƚŚĂƚŵǇĐŽŶĮĚĞŶĐĞĂŶĚĮƚŶĞƐƐ ŶĞĞĚĞĚƚŽĂůůŽǁŵĞƚŽŚĂǀĞĂƌĞĂůůǇĞŶũŽǇĂďůĞƟŵĞ͘ tŚĞŶ/ŐŽƚďĂĐŬĨƌŽŵŚŽůŝĚĂǇ/ĐŽŶƟŶƵĞĚŽŶƚŚĞ
Break Programme, and then signed up for another 13 weeks straight away. “I’ve lost a total of 30kg so far, and the changes the ǁĞŝŐŚƚůŽƐƐŚĂƐŵĂĚĞƚŽŵǇůŝĨĞŚĂǀĞďĞĞŶƉƌĞƩǇ phenomenal. “I have so much more energy every day, and I ǁĂŬĞĞǀĞƌǇĚĂǇũƵƐƚĨĞĞůŝŶŐŐƌĞĂƚ͘ZĞĐĞŝǀŝŶŐƉŽƐŝƟǀĞ ĐŽŵŵĞŶƚƐĨƌŽŵƉĞŽƉůĞǁŚŽŚĂǀĞŶŽƟĐĞĚƚŚĞ ǁĞŝŐŚƚůŽƐƐŚĂƐďĞĞŶǁŽŶĚĞƌĨƵůĂŶĚŐŝǀĞƐŵĞĂůŝƩůĞ boost of encouragement to keep going. Shopping has become so much more fun, now I have a much ďŝŐŐĞƌǀĂƌŝĞƚǇƚŽĐŚŽŽƐĞĨƌŽŵ͕ĂŶĚƚĂŬŝŶŐĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ sizes into the dressing room and having the smallest ƐŝǌĞĮƫŶŐƉĞƌĨĞĐƚůǇŝƐƐƵĐŚĂŐƌĞĂƚĨĞĞůŝŶŐ͕͟ƌŽŶǁǇŶ said. With a walking holiday in France later this month, Bronwyn’s weight loss will make this up-coming trip more enjoyable. “I’m really looking forward to this trip, it would have been a real struggle if I hadn’t lost the weight. Knowing I will be able to walk in comfort has really ŐŝǀĞŶŵĞƚŚĞŵŽƟǀĂƟŽŶƚŽŬĞĞƉǁŽƌŬŝŶŐŽŶŵǇ ĮƚŶĞƐƐ͘ ͞dŚĞƚĞĂŵĂƚŽŶĮŐƵƌĞǆƉƌĞƐƐĂƌĞũƵƐƚƐŽ friendly and encouraging, they have made my journey a really enjoyable one. The gym is great for networking, I see a lot of my clients there and it’s great to chat with them outside of the work environment. They keep me on my toes if I’ve been slack, and the personal training sessions really help to keep me focused on my goals. “For my health, well being and new-found ĐŽŶĮĚĞŶĐĞ͕ũŽŝŶŝŶŐŽŶĮŐƵƌĞǆƉƌĞƐƐǁĂƐƚŚĞďĞƐƚ investment I have made for my future.”
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Welcome aboard The MS Amadante! by Maxine Whiting, House of Travel
have just returned from the most amazing APT seven night cruise from Amsterdam to Nuremburg. This ship is truly a home away from home, the crew members make your trip a memorable experience with nothing a problem and I will never forget the views from the ship. I boarded the MS Amadante in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to start this experience along the Rhine River and enjoyed the captain's ǁĞůĐŽŵĞĐŽĐŬƚĂŝůƐĂŶĚŐĂůĂĚŝŶŶĞƌ͘tĞůĞŌ Amsterdam and headed towards Germany ǁŝƚŚŽƵƌĮƌƐƚƐƚŽƉŝŶŽůŽŐŶĞ͕'ĞƌŵĂŶǇΖƐĨŽƵƌƚŚ largest city with its twin spires of the city's 'ŽƚŚŝĐĂƚŚĞĚƌĂů͕ƚŚŝƐǁĂƐŽŶĐĞƚŚĞǁŽƌůĚΖƐ tallest building. From here we cruised onto the 2000-year-old city of Koblenz. ĂǇƚŚƌĞĞǁĂƐĚĞĮŶŝƚĞůǇƚŚĞŚŝŐŚůŝŐŚƚĨŽƌ me as we cruised through the Rhine Gorge, ǁŝƚŚŽƵƚĂĚŽƵďƚƚŚĞŵŽƐƚďĞĂƵƟĨƵůƐƚƌĞƚĐŚŽĨ ƚŚĞZŚŝŶĞ͘dŚĞϮϬŽĚĚĐĂƐƚůĞƐĚŽƩĞĚĂůŽŶŐƚŚŝƐ ƐĞĐƟŽŶŽĨƚŚĞZŚŝŶĞĂƌĞũƵƐƚŵĂŐŶŝĮĐĞŶƚ͘ǀĞƌǇ bend in the Rhine provided you with another ƐŝŐŚƚŶŽƚƚŽďĞŵŝƐƐĞĚĂŶĚƉŚŽƚŽũƵƐƚǁĂŶƟŶŐ to be taken. KŶƚŚĞWdƌƵŝƐĞǇŽƵŚĂǀĞĚĂǇƐũƵƐƚĐƌƵŝƐŝŶŐ and this is what day four was all about with the opportunity to leave the ship for a guided bike tour. We meandered along the Main River - its name meaning "the snake" to leave
the ship and bike the 28kms from Freudenberg to Wertheim where we re-boarded the ship. As we pedalled our way along the banks of the Main we had the opportunity to stop at ƐĞǀĞƌĂůǀĞƌǇƋƵĂŝŶƚǀŝůůĂŐĞƐĂŶĚĞŶũŽǇĂĐŽīĞĞ and take in the local cafe scene. Thankfully ƚŚĞƚĞƌƌĂŝŶǁĂƐŵĂŝŶůǇŇĂƚǁŝƚŚƚŚĞŽĚĚƐŵĂůů hill, otherwise I don't think my legs could have made it! This was another highlight for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. tĞĐƌƵŝƐĞĚŽǀĞƌŶŝŐŚƚƚŽĂƌƌŝǀĞ͕ĚĂǇĮǀĞ͕ŝŶ Wurzburg with the opportunity to take an included tour to Rothenburg - what a treat! truly one of the most picturesque villages in all of Germany and certainly one of the most famous. Rothenburg is an old walled medieval town, a true fairytale town not to be missed. Going to Rothenburg feels like going ďĂĐŬŝŶƟŵĞ͊dŚĞƚŽǁŶŚĂƐƚŚĞŽƌŝŐŝŶĂů<ĂƚŚĞ tŽŚŝĨĂŚƌƚŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐ^ƚŽƌĞŽƉĞŶĂůůǇĞĂƌƌŽƵŶĚ ĂŶĚŚĂƐƚŚĞďŝŐŐĞƐƚƐĞůĞĐƟŽŶĂŶĚǀĂƌŝĞƚǇŽĨ ŚƌŝƐƚŵĂƐĚĞĐŽƌĂƟŽŶƐ/ŚĂǀĞĞǀĞƌĐŽŵĞĂĐƌŽƐƐ͘ ^ƟůůŽŶƚŚĞDĂŝŶZŝǀĞƌǁĞĐƌƵŝƐĞĚƚŽ<ŝƚǌŝŶŐĞŶ in the Bavarian region, a lovely old town founded more than 1300 years ago when a nunnery was built there. Here I had the opportunity to visit Germany's oldest wine cellar and sample some of the local wines. Day six and nearly at the end of my cruise, ǁĞǀŝƐŝƚĞĚƚŚĞhE^KǁŽƌůĚŚĞƌŝƚĂŐĞƚŽǁŶ of Bamberg. Located at the entrance to ƚŚĞDĂŝŶͲĂŶƵďĞĂŶĂů͕ƚŚŝƐƚŽǁŶŚĂƐĂŶ abundance of historical buildings with the
ZĞŐŶŝƚǌZŝǀĞƌƐĞƉĂƌĂƟŶŐƚŚĞΗŽůĚƚŽǁŶΗĨƌŽŵ the "new town" and the region producing over ϮϬϬĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚƚǇƉĞƐŽĨďĞĞƌƐ͘dŚĞƚŽǁŶŚĂƐĂ total of 81 breweries with the "specialty" beer ďĞŝŶŐĂĚĂƌŬƌĞĚĂůĞǁŝƚŚĂƐŵŽŬǇŇĂǀŽƵƌĂŶĚ ĂŶĂŌĞƌƚĂƐƚĞŽĨďĂĐŽŶͲƐŽƵŶĚƐŽĚĚďƵƚŝƚŝƐ actually not bad! Did you know Levi Strauss ǁĂƐďŽƌŶŝŶĂƟŶǇǀŝůůĂŐĞŝŶƚŚŝƐƌĞŐŝŽŶŝŶ 1829 and at the age of 18 travelled with his mother and sister to the USA where the family ĞƐƚĂďůŝƐŚĞĚƚŚĞĮƌŵΗ>Ğǀŝ^ƚƌĂƵƐƐĂŶĚĐŽΗŝŶ San Francisio in 1953. Amazing what you learn in Germany. dŚĞĮŶĂůĚĂǇŽŶŵǇĐƌƵŝƐĞǁĂƐƵƉŽŶŵĞǁŝƚŚ the arrival of the ship into Nuremburg - my ĮŶĂůƉŽƌƚŽĨĐĂůů͘EƵƌĞŵďƵƌŐŝƐĨĂŵŽƵƐĨŽƌŝƚƐ role during the World War Two Third Reich. Our World War Two tour began with a visit to Hitler’s party rally grounds and onto the EƵƌĞŵďĞƌŐŽƵƌƚŚŽƵƐĞͲƚŚĞĐŽƵƌƚŚŽƵƐĞŽĨ ƚŚĞĨĂŵŽƵƐƚƌŝĂůŽĨEĂǌŝĐƌŝŵŝŶĂůƐͲƚŚŝƐŝƐƐƟůůĂ working courthouse today and provided some very sobering imagines and details of the city known for the Nazi party rallies leading up to World War Two. WdƌƵŝƐŝŶŐŝƐĂƵŶŝƋƵĞĞǆƉĞƌŝĞŶĐĞĂƐŝƚ ŝŶĐůƵĚĞƐĂůůŵĞĂůƐ͕ĂĐĐŽŵŵŽĚĂƟŽŶ͕ĚƌŝŶŬƐ ;ŝŶĐůƵĚŝŶŐĂůĐŽŚŽůͿ͕ƐŝŐŚƚƐĞĞŝŶŐĂŶĚƟƉƉŝŶŐ͘ Once you board the ship you really don't open your wallet (except of course for the odd souvenir along the way). With all meals from ĞĂƌůǇŵŽƌŶŝŶŐƉĂƐƚƌŝĞƐƚŽĨƵůůďƵīĞƚďƌĞĂŬĨĂƐƚ͕ ĮǀĞͲĐŽƵƌƐĞůƵŶĐŚĞƐĂŶĚĚŝŶŶĞƌƐ͕ƚŽƐŶĂĐŬƐĨŽƌ
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y smart phone is a centimetre thick. Compare that to a recipe book with more than 150,000 recipes, and I think I know which one I will be looking up when I cook dinner tonight. Recipes Search is a free app on Android, featuring recipes submitted by other home cooks, listing the ingredients and directions you need, assisted by pictures on how it should look. It is the saviour for the average cook, stuck in their rotation of meals week-toweek. Feel like baking, cooking an authentic Indian meal or a healthy meal that fits with your new diet ? This app is the one-stop meal shop. And it oﬀers a host of solutions for the daily 6pm question: What are we going to have for tea tonight?
A search bar sits at the top of the screen where you can seek for renditions of your favourite meal or give an ambitious dish a crack with the confidence in others who have uploaded their recipes. To add to the convenience, there is category tab, which throws up main dishes, baking, desserts, snacks and meals for special diets, among others. The app also sits well with its users, with 11,000 giving it a maximum five star rating and just 908 a one star rating. Some users have commented on it being user friendly and dynamic, but vegetarians claim the app has left their tastebuds wanting more, with a lack of vegetarian meals. Overall, a handy app I will use to woo my flatmates and show my family that I, in fact, can cook.
hilipp Kalwies has taken 7361 steps today. He slept only four hours last night, but more than an hour of that was in deep sleep. How does he know all this? Kalwies selftracks. Just about everyone has at some point in their life checked their resting pulse rate. Self-trackers go further, using apps and other devices to find out as much as possible about their bodies. The movement, which originated in the United States, is known as Quantified Self (QS). Its motto is “know thyself”. In ideal circumstances, all the measurements will help the trackers find out under which conditions their bodies work best. The website www.quantifiedself.com lists more than 500 programs and apps to do just that. The movement started in San Francisco, when Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly founded the website in 2007. Now there are groups in more than 20 countries. “Self-trackers report about their experiences at these meetings. It also gives companies the chance to present new products and get feedback from users,” explains Florian Schumacher, who represents the network in Germany. Kalwies, 30, from Hamburg, is a passionate data-gatherer, following the motto: “What gets measured, gets improved.” Doing so lets him be more aware of details such as weight, body-fat, sleep times and blood sugar. The new technology makes it easier to gather
data and document it. He measures his sleep with Zeo Sleep Manager. “This tool measures the quality of sleep and shows how often and when sleep is interrupted and how long the deep-sleep phase lasted,” he explains. It means using a headband with sensors and an iOS app, which together cost about $125. Kalwies also uses a Wi-Fi scale with its own app to measure his weight and body-fat. Data is automatically sent to a computer or smartphone. Another favourite app is the free program RunKeeper, which measures how quickly a person runs and how many calories they burn. Self-trackers can use the online platform www.myvitali.com to assess the data they’ve gathered with technical aids such as pulsetrackers, blood-pressure monitors and bloodsugar gauges. Registration is free. There is a diﬀerence between actual health apps and simple lifestyle programs. If an app actually helps recognise, prevent or monitor a disease, it can be regarded as a medical product in some countries, which means it has to get approved. One positive is the ability to use the data to help doctors make better diagnoses. “The apps give people the option to learn more about themselves and to motivate themselves with play to reach a set goal,” she said. – DPA
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e’ve had three rat bait poisonings this week and a slug bait poisoning so we thought that it would be a good ƟŵĞƚŽƌĞŵŝŶĚƉĞƚŽǁŶĞƌƐĂďŽƵƚƚŚĞĚĂŶŐĞƌƐ ŝƚƉŽƐĞƐƚŽĚŽŐƐ͘:ƵƐƚĂƐŝƚŬŝůůƐŶƵŝƐĂŶĐĞǀĞƌŵŝŶ͕ rat bait is just as lethal to pets and dogs who ƐĞĞŵƚŽĮŶĚŝƚƌĞĂůůǇƚĂƐƚǇ͊dŚĞǇĐĂŶĂůƐŽďĞ ƉŽŝƐŽŶĞĚďǇĞĂƟŶŐƚŚĞĚĞĂĚƌĂƚƐ͘ ZĂƚďĂŝƚŝƐĂĚĞƌŝǀĂƟǀĞŽĨtĂƌĨĂƌŝŶ͕ǁŚŝĐŚ ƐƚŽƉƐďůŽŽĚĐůŽƫŶŐ͘ŌĞƌĞĂƟŶŐƌĂƚďĂŝƚŝƚƐ ĂīĞĐƚƐĐĂŶůĂƐƚĨŽƌƵƉƚŽƚŚƌĞĞǁĞĞŬƐ͕ďƵƚƐǇŵƉƚŽŵƐĂƌĞƵƐƵĂůůǇƐĞĞŶǁŝƚŚŝŶƚŚĞĮƌƐƚƚŚƌĞĞƚŽ ƐĞǀĞŶĚĂǇƐ͘dŚĞƐŝŐŶƐƚŚĂƚƉƌĞƐĞŶƚĂƌĞĂƌĞƐƵůƚ ŽĨďůŽŽĚůŽƐƐ͘dŚĞĮƌƐƚƐŝŐŶƐŽǁŶĞƌƐŶŽƟĐĞĂƌĞ ůĂĐŬŽĨĞŶĞƌŐǇ͕ŝŶĐƌĞĂƐĞĚďƌĞĂƚŚŝŶŐƌĂƚĞĂŶĚĞĨĨŽƌƚ͕ǀŽŵŝƟŶŐďůŽŽĚ͕ĐŽƵŐŚŝŶŐ͕ƉĂůĞŐƵŵƐĂŶĚ ƚŚĞŶĐŽůůĂƉƐĞ͘dŚĞƐĞĐĂŶƉƌŽŐƌĞƐƐǀĞƌǇƋƵŝĐŬůǇ͘
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his is a debut novel for the author and she certainly hit the ground running. The book has been compared to The Help in that they both address important issues like slavery, brutality and abuse that so many slaves were subjected to. The Kitchen House is the story of seven-yearold Lavinia who is orphaned onboard a ship ĨƌŽŵŚĞƌŶĂƟǀĞ/ƌĞůĂŶĚƚŽŵĞƌŝĐĂŝŶϭϳϵϭ͘ She is taken by the ship’s captain to his tobacco ƉůĂŶƚĂƟŽŶŝŶƚŚĞ^ŽƵƚŚ͕ǁŚĞƌĞƐŚĞůŝǀĞƐĂŶĚ works amongst the slaves of the kitchen house. The book follows Lavinia’s story, from living with her new family, including Belle, the
captain’s mixed-race daughter, to when Lavinia is later accepted into the world of the “big house”. ^ŚĞ͛ƐĞīĞĐŝǀĞůǇƐƚƵĐŬďĞƚǁĞĞŶ two worlds – the coloured family she loves and grew up with and her new life which brings her privileges and new ŽƉƉŽƌƚƵŶŝƟĞƐ͘ The story is told from ƚŚĞƉĞƌƐƉĞĐƟǀĞƐŽĨďŽƚŚ Lavinia and Belle which ƐŚŽǁƐŚŽǁǀĞƌǇĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚ their lives are. This is not always an easy read, but it’s a real page turner – highly recommended.
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arenting ... who came up with that 18year sentence? It’s driving me crazy, even more crazy than I already was. Don’t get me wrong, I love my teenragers. Threaten them in any way and the lion bursts out of me at full voice. I have never felt such rage as when my “babies” are hurt or threatened in any way. I have spent over 20 years in the newspaper industry, and I’m the first to admit that being “raised” by journos has possibly defined my very non-PC attitude. Mr Politically Incorrect Parenting would probably have a field day with me. And while he does say “Teenagers are not right in the head”, I’m quite sure he’d say the same about their 40-something mother. Now, I’m not betting woman, but I’ll bet at least 100 people told you to enjoy your kids while they are young because you’ll suﬀer when they’re teenagers. I consider my teens to be great human beings, so far ... but what I really want to know is why my Y generations have all of a sudden turned into the adults in the family. “MUM, grow up” “MUM, you are being physco” “MUM, get away from me, you can’t pop my pimples, you are sick” “MUM if you don’t stop smoking you’ll be dead by the time you’re 50” When the hell did that happen?
ONE MUM ON THE RUN Lisa Fenwick
Where did my dear little beings go to that believed everything I told them. To be fair, I never lied. Even when they asked about Father Christmas I said “well, do you think he’s real?” When they thankfully said ‘yes’, I would say, “well, there’s your answer then”. A cunning plan, but they’re on to me now.
But there’s one thing I do know, I now have good teens (holding breath and crossing fingers) because I make them take responsibility. I’m not so arrogant as to believe they are perfect, because I know they’re not. But they do know that if they muck up, they have to face the consequences. I’ve done it right from year dot. When my 15-year-old walking hormone was little, maybe around three or four, he did what many children try at some stage and slipped a confectionary item into his pocket while we were waiting at the checkout of a Christchurch Warehouse. Not long after walking out of the store, I saw a bulge in his pocket and asked him to produce the contents. What he may have stolen may have been only little, but it was enough to make me want to nip this burgeoning life of crime in the bud. I marched him up to the security guard and made him tell the guard what he’d done. The guard was good for a while until he asked for my boy’s name. When asked why, he said it was standard procedure with any shoplifting incident. At that point, I let myself down, told him it was pathetic and that the boy had come back to do the right thing and he was not
taking his name when we had done the right thing. The guard was left with ringing, red ears and no name ... but he had a 10 cent lollipop, I hope he had fun sucking on that. How does any parent expect their children to make good choices in their lives if they aren’t made to take responsibility for their actions? Are we really wanting to breed a generation of spoilt, selfish, lazy, inconsiderate adults? Yes, I know teenragers are lazy and selfish anyway, but they’re still learning and growing. I recently watched, mortified, a programme on 20/20 of the girl who was raped in America, then further “raped” all over social media. From my perspective, there appeared to be a lack of compassion and human decency. I know that these things can happen anywhere, but I am so glad my children have mostly been raised in Ashvegas. I know that if something happens on Facebook, one of my mummy friends are going to tell me so I can deal with it, I know that if one of my children is up to no good out in public here, that someone I know is going to see them and let me know. Small towns may have their drawbacks, but I’m for one am rapt that I got the opportunity to raise my oﬀspring here.
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