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ExErcisE important during the winter months Many Kiwis struggle to keep active and healthy when winter temperatures plummet, but a leading New Zealand exercise expert says gym membership numbers actually go up in winter. Chief executive of Exercise NZ, Richard Beddie, says winter is no excuse to stop training or ease on fitness levels.

“We know it takes a bit longer to warm up, but for those who can train in the outdoors, can get through winter without hibernating like a bear.”

that’s early mornings, but for others it’s after work or maybe a 30-minute exercise snack during the middle of the day,” Richard suggests.

When it’s warm inside, and cold out, it’s often tempting to be less active, Richard says, but those that do exercise will tell you how it helps beat the winter blues as well as providing all the regular benefits of exercise.

“In addition to individuals feeling better, businesses and organisations appreciate healthy staff, which is most likely to result in fewer sick days.

“Yet since exercise releases endorphins, which make us feel good, and lack of sunlight reduces serotonin, which “Exercising throughout winter means balances our moods, spiking training for that people will also be feeling great once summer arrives. An exercised body sleeping is not always the answer. If the darker days leave you demotivated and is a healthy body, which translates to a “During winter, it can be even more better immune system and therefore can sluggish, try short, punchy workouts.” important to maintain an active lifestyle. reduce winter illnesses.” According to a recent study published Not only does working out burn fat, build in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Of course, when it is cold and wet and muscle strength, increase metabolism you are exercising, it’s important to make athletic performance peaks in the and keep our hearts healthy, it also evening when people’s core body sure you aren’t taking any unnecessary helps us to fight off many diseases and temperature is at its highest. risks. illnesses. Here is some fitness and health advice With proper advice from registered “The start of the cold season and the exercise professionals, training outdoors given by Professor Ian Philip to the UK resultant change in routine, can be a National Health Services that is worth great opportunity to start a new habit – is safe throughout the winter months. considering: head, heart, hip and home. When it feels just too frosty, training at maybe hot yoga for winter 2017? Cover up your head when outside; think an indoor exercise facility will ensure “There are many studies which have about your heart by avoiding extreme Kiwis get all the exercise benefits they been done indicating that exercise helps could get from outdoor sessions. changing temperatures; think about your us to increase our immune systems, hips, slips and protecting your bones; which is so important during the winter “The key is finding a routine and time and aim for a warm – but not too warm – house. that works for each person. For some, months. “Gyms and other exercise facilities actually increase in numbers in winter, even though exercise needs to be a part of a constant lifestyle, no matter what time of year it is.

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rangE of services in one location Within Eastgate Shopping Centre is The Loft, a unique combination of social, community and health services, located together to ensure easier access to services for families and individuals. The intention is to better support children, young people and families achieve wellbeing. The Loft is located on the first floor of the centre. When Eastgate Shopping Centre was damaged in the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes, mall owner NPT resolved to transform Eastgate into a ‘town centre’ comprising a range of retail, community, health and social service agencies. The development of The Loft has significantly progressed NPT’s vision for the Centre. The Loft aims to make access to

multiple services easier, and enable staff across the services to work more closely together. It comprises two key service delivery centres. One is a hub of social and community services that includes child safety, microfinance, parenting support, social work support and family and sexual violence services. The other is Linwood Medical Centre, home to general practice, pharmacy, physiotherapy, midwifery, district nursing, older person’s health and mental health services. The location is making the services more visible and accessible. Between the opening on July 4, 2016 and March 31, 2017, over 260 people visited The Loft social and community hub to seek support from the agencies based there, or to be linked with more appropriate

services elsewhere. A Receptionist connects with people coming into The Loft, and the Navigator undertakes a needs assessment, then navigates them to the most appropriate service/s for their needs. Services currently represented at The Loft are: • Aviva • Caring for Carers • Citizen’s Advice Bureau • Community Law • Dual Recovery Trust • Family Help Trust • He Waka Tapu • Plunket • START • Red Cross • Workwise Employment

ContaCt The Loft on 0800 TO LOFT or visit

1st Floor eastgate shopping centre 0800 tO lOFt (865 638) cOMMunity and sOcial services Opening Hours: Monday to Friday: 9am – 5pm • Anger management • Budgeting advice • Child health, parenting and community support • Citizen’s Advice Bureau • Community-based development and resilience • Community transport services • Drug education and support • Family violence services • Legal advice • Sexual assault support for men and women • Small loans (no interest and low interest) • Social work support • Specialist peer support • Social work support for unpaid carers in the home • Workplace support for people with personal or health challenges

HealtH services Opening hours: Monday to thursday: 8am – 8pm Friday: 8am – 5pm Weekends: 10am – 4pm An integrated primary healthcare centre offering general medical, midwifery, pharmacy, physiotherapy, mental health and older person’s services is located in an adjacent space.


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LEarning to cook important for our children New Massey University research, commissioned by the Heart Foundation and, shows only 13 per cent of surveyed teachers identified planning and preparing a complete meal as a key learning objective for their students. Nearly 120 schools throughout New Zealand took part in the research, which examined how children in Years 7 and 8 were taught cooking skills under the current school curriculum. Heart Foundation food and nutrition manager Dave Monro says while many schools are doing a good job of teaching cooking, he is concerned about the inconsistencies

in what is taught, how it is taught and how much time is devoted to it.

basis for enhancing teaching in other schools,” Mr Monro says. As he points out, cooking meals and gathering together as a family, and as a community, is proven in many cultures to be an essential ingredient for a healthy lifestyle.

“Traditionally, schools and parents were the main teachers of cooking “Many of the foods and skills, however, changes in techniques taught in class traditional family structures were based around cakes, have resulted in fewer muffins and desserts with less opportunities for our children than 50 per cent of the foods to develop these important prepared being main meal life skills. items,” Mr Monro says. “The school curriculum is “Additionally, only 10 per the most appropriate way to cent of teachers surveyed support the development of listed the fruit and vegetable cooking skills as it reaches all content of a recipe as a factor children and provides many that influenced their recipe learning opportunities across choice. a number of subject areas,” he says. “A number of schools surveyed have comprehensive As a result of the findings, programmes, which we can the Heart Foundation and learn from and use as the will now

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work with agencies, such as the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education, the Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools, and the Home Economics and Technology Teachers’ Association on developing steps to strengthen what is taught. Mr Monro also believes there is a key message for parents “that they need to do what they can from an early age to get children in the kitchen and to teach them about food and food preparation”. The Heart Foundation Kids' Kitchen website page has ideas on how to engage kids in cooking at home or school.

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BowEL screening gets underway in July New Zealand’s National Bowel Screening Programme (NBSP) is being rolled out from July and, once operating nationwide, is expected to reduce disease and death from one of our most preventable and treatable cancers.

invited for free screening every two years, and initially between 500-700 cancers are expected to be found annually,” Dr Parry says. Dr Parry says the parameters for the national programme have been set so the benefits of screening outweigh harms.

“This is a hugely significant step for New Zealand which, with just over 3000 cases a year, has one of the highest rates “Screening is being offered to those of bowel cancer in the world,” clinical most likely to have a bowel cancer or director Dr Susan Parry says. a polyp detected if they’re referred to colonoscopy. This is important, as The NBSP will ultimately be available colonoscopy is an invasive procedure, throughout the country to everyone which carries a degree of risk, as is the aged 60 to 74, who is eligible for case for most medical procedures. The publicly funded healthcare. potential harms of screening people “When the programme is fully operating, who are less likely to have bowel cancer include increased anxiety and high more than 700,000 people will be

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numbers of colonoscopies in which no problems are found. “Having sufficient colonoscopy capacity is also a factor. We need to be able to refer people for colonoscopy who’ve had a positive test through screening but not create such demand that we delay access for other people who may have symptoms. “There are limited numbers of specialists or health professionals trained to perform colonoscopy, and whilst resources have and are being increased in New Zealand we need to work within our projected available capacity. This has also been the case for other countries starting bowel screening programmes,” Dr Parry says.


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Saving Lives St John First Aid courses Would you know what provide the necessary to do in an emergency? knowledge and confidence to provide St John is one of the effective first aid leading providers of first whenever it’s required. aid training in Courses range from basic Canterbury. Teaching first aid training and people first aid skills is industry specific critically important - first modules through to aid can help save a life. advanced resuscitation for hospital employees. St John began in New Zealand 132 years ago If you would like to know and was started by what to do in an community-minded emergency and would people who were like to save someone’s eager to promote first life, a first aid course with aid skills and training to St John’s qualified the public. Saving lives instructors will ensure and helping others was you have all the skills very important to them. you need when the time They believed everyone comes to save someone’s should have some life. level of first aid ability, as accidents and medical Visit emergencies can nz/firstaid or phone happen anywhere, 0800 FIRST AID (0800 anytime. 347 782) to book your first aid course today.

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With a tailor-made Acorn Stairlift you can stay right where you are - keep your home, keep your freedom and retain your independence. At Acorn we want to make sure that you get the perfect stairlift solution for your needs. Our unique rail system means that we can fit an Acorn Stairlift to all types of staircase, and what’s more, we can do so within a matter of days rather than weeks. A visit from one of our friendly surveyors will

allow you to see what sets Acorn Stairlifts apart from any other stairlift company. After assessing your needs, our surveyor will instantly be able to give you the peace of mind of knowing exactly how affordable an Acorn Stairlift can be. We have led the way with our design and innovation. Acorn Stairlifts are the first stairlift manufacturer to be awarded the Arthritis Foundation’s Easeof-Use Commendation.

FaLLs are not a normal part of ageing FALLS, the most common injury in older people can be prevented due to poor balance and weakened leg muscles. Half of all people over 80 fall each year and a third will be over 65 of which women will be more likely than men, many causing broken bones which can have life changing results. Canterbury’s Falls Prevention Service Steady as you go and green prescription exercise

classes are designed to build up your muscle strength and improve your balance. All other exercise that you do on your feet is good for muscle strength. Half an hour at least three times a week is beneficial. If you are over 50 years and have broken a bone talk to your Doctor about osteoporosis or contact your local Osteoporosis Society for more information, Trish at

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connEcting people with the support they need

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Over the past decade or two, public awareness of dementia has increased hugely as the number of people living with dementia has grown, primarily as a result of an ageing population who are living longer. Nevertheless, it is still a diagnosis that is often surrounded by stigma, fear and a lack of understanding.

Social Work support; Younger onset support groups; Carer support groups; Monthly memory groups and a ‘Brain Ignition’ series for people with dementia; A social programme of events: Community cafes; A post-placement support group; Companion volunteers; Monthly education seminars.

As we age our bodies don’t function with the same ease. This can be slow and insidious or a sudden shock after an illness. When we are not easily able to do things for ourselves, life can become difficult.

Dementia Canterbury is directly positioned to connect people affected by dementia with the education, support and services to enable them to continue to live well in the community for as long as possible. As everyone with dementia is different, the services they require are also different.

A range of activity groups also runs to support people’s engagement with their local community, such as, gardening at the Botanic Gardens, art appreciation at the Art Gallery, Book group at various libraries, baking for Ronald McDonald House, swimming groups at various pools and walking groups.

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These diverse services include: A concurrent education series for people living with dementia and their care partners/ whanau; Individual and family


These simple tasks may become challenging: • turning on taps • pulling plugs out of the wall • lifting jugs and opening cans • getting out and about • showering and dressing • cooking or swallowing

Having to depend on others to do or help with these tasks can be frustrating, inconvenient and To learn more go to embarrassing. Many of us don’t ask for help as we don’t want

to be a bother and we leave seeking help until we get into a crisis. We may struggle alone at home with little knowledge of the help available to assist our independence. Feeling as if you are relying on family can make you feel like a burden. Time with family is precious and needs to be enjoyable. Professional help is available and can help you maintain your freedom and avoid an unnecessary crisis. If you, or anyone you know is struggling to maintain their independence and confidence Therapy Professionals friendly therapists can help. To make life easier they will suggest adapting your home or lifestyle, recommending alternative ways of doing things or giving tips on useful gadgets and equipment.

Worried about parents at home? Making life better for all people affected by dementia Dementia Canterbury provides information, education and specialised social work support to all those affected by dementia in our region. This includes people with dementia, their family/whanau, the wider community and those who work in a dementia-related field. Our range of services offered includes Therapeutic Groups, Support Groups and a range of activity programmes and community cafes. Carers’ Support Groups run for families/friends who are supporting a person with dementia. Carers also join the Cafes. Our Social Workers facilitates the groups and cafes and also offers information and education, home visits, grief, loss and adjustment support, and advocacy for those affected by dementia. We offer “Living Well” courses for families and friends supporting people diagnosed with dementia and Community Education Sessions - as negotiated.

Dementia the Basics is a day long course for those working with people with dementia. Tailored Education Sessions are also available. We have a comprehensive library of books for loan and resources are available on a variety of topics related to dementia.

We can help alleviate your worries

Anyone can refer to Dementia Canterbury as long as there is a diagnosis of dementia. We will support people through the process of obtaining a diagnosis. We rely heavily on donations, bequests and support with fundraising. If you think you can help with these, or would like access to one of our Services, we would love to hear from you. For further information please contact: Dementia Canterbury 314 Worcester Street, Christchurch Ph: 03 379 2590 or 0800 444 776 or (WestCoast 0800 259 226)

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ProgrammEs designed to give parents confidence Parents and caregivers seeking before and after-school care for their children can feel confident placing them in a CASPA programme. These varied and exciting programmes are designed to provide children with fun, engaging and safe places to spend time before and after school, as well as in the school holidays. Their after-school option enables children to get help with their homework, as well as enjoy a nutritious afternoon tea. To help make it easy to get there, CASPA provides a walking bus service from some schools. For parents needing the before-school option, this is available from 7.15am on school days, so there is plenty of time to get organised for the day. The CASPA school holiday programmes are popular with children and adults alike, and feature a range of exciting activities such as trips to the

movies and ten-pin bowling. Art activities keep the children occupied while encouraging their creativity. They include painting and clay work, cooking and making mocktails, while sport offers everything from unihoc to rollerskating. CASPA school holiday programmes now incorporate the popular Papa Jacks programme, giving even more variety. The school holiday programmes largely focus on the five to 13-year-old children, but there is also a new Youth Holiday Programme designed for the 11 to 14 year-olds. And whatever their age, children love being in the safe, relaxed and creative environment CASPA provides. CASPA programmes are affordable too, with some families potentially eligible for the OSCAR subsidy. To find out where your nearest CASPA services are available, visit


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a cHiLd who’s ‘a little different’ We all know children who are just ‘a little different’ – perhaps they’re clumsy, have difficulty writing or tying shoelaces. Some may be prone to ‘meltdowns’, and struggle to fit in. This could be a sensory processing problem. To interpret the world around us and to function well in everyday life we need to accurately process information from our environment through our senses. For some children, their nervous system for some reason may be receiving, sorting and using information inaccurately from the environment, causing them to either under or over react to a sensation, or to actively seek or avoid a sensation. This can lead to a lot of distress for the child, family and teachers, as coping with everyday experiences like a noisy classroom, the feel of a fabric, or moving in a coordinated way may

present huge challenges. It can influence behaviour and interfere with learning, doing everyday activities or simply fitting in. Often these behaviours are mistaken for the child being ‘naughty’ or poor parenting. To confuse matters more, no child is the same. Each has their own individual set of difficulties. Therapy Professionals experienced Occupational Therapists may be able to help improve the lives of these children and those around them. Just contact us at 3775280 or visit www.

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FrEE intervention service helps young people manage emotions Enabling Youth (EY), a division of Stopping Violence Services Christchurch Inc. provides a comprehensive one-to-one intervention between 6 to 12 weeks for young persons 11 to 24 years on its 100 per cent FREE SERVICE Youth Programme. “Getting It Together” is an individualised programme for young men and women that focuses on: • Managing anger • Coping with difficult emotions • Developing resilience • Changing behaviour • Respectful relationships • Safety planning • Challenging irrational & self defeating beliefs • Problem solving & negotiation • Coping with grief and loss • Life & Communication skills Stopping Violence Services (SVS) is a government preferred provider with over 34 years’ experience providing Anger Management programmes. Enabling Youth

has been operating since 2008. The programme was developed to work alongside young people who are challenged with abusive or violent behaviours. Enabling Youth Manager Brian Washington says: “Our programmes are highly regarded across the Canterbury region proving success in reducing/eliminating instances of abuse, therefore breaking the cycle of violence.” If any of the following apply: • You are having conflict with our partner or family • People tell you that you have a problem with your temper • You feel angry at the world • You find it hard to talk about what’s going on. You bottle things up. • You assault people when drinking • You have trouble controlling your temper-have a short fuse For enquiries: Visit 0800 478 778 email

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The CWEA continues to offer a space for community education with a specific interest in social justice and democracy. We believe in providing a place where ordinary New Zealanders can learn about a wide range of topics and participate in active citizenship and this has been reflected in our efforts to offer diverse and engaging courses and

• Managing Anger • Behaviour Change • Managing Difficult Emotions

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lectures. Our courses and lectures cover a wide variety of topics including art history, mathematics and social justice. As an organization we also believe firmly in supporting other likeminded groups and hope to continue to work on building more community partnerships. If you have any ideas or would like to volunteer we are only too happy to hear from you.

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LindisFarnE nursery School

Lindisfarne Nursery School was established by Tricia Cuthbert in 1987 and remains part of the Cuthbert family today committed to Christchurch, community, Lindisfarne families, and most importantly the futures and happiness of our children. We believe in developing children’s feelings of self-worth, and encouraging tolerance and understanding of others with a separate nursery with an outdoor area where the children discover and explore. Our teachers hold a Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood,

and one a Diploma of Teaching in Primary as well as early childhood. She prepares the four year olds for school through an informal and brief daily ‘lesson’ time which the children love to take part in. We are a strong multi-cultural centre with committed teachers who embrace and celebrate diversity for our families Morning and afternoon tea and a cooked lunch are provided, and we welcome visitors. Check us out www. or 389 2483

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ACC and work-related hearing loss On January 1, 2011, the rules governing work-related hearing loss covered by ACC changed. Prior to this date, all rehabilitative costs - for example hearing aids - were covered by ACC irrespective of the degree of hearing loss attributable to work-related causes. ACC now makes a contribution or part payment towards the cost of hearing aids purchased by the claimant, provided the workrelated component of their total hearing loss is 6 per cent or greater. Further to this, a correction is made from about the age of mid-50s onwards to take

into account the effects of ageing on hearing loss as we get older. Many individuals make their ACC claim for work-related hearing loss too late in life, where the effects of age push them under the six per cent threshold and their claim is declined. Therefore it is prudent to make your claim for workrelated, (or industrial hearing loss as it also known) sooner rather than later. This improves your chances of success and the claim being accepted. ACC will pay for the running costs of your hearing aids,

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ACC application now, do not put it off, as time will work against you,” says Greg Foote, audiologist.

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KEEP in touch with MyMSD If you're getting help from the Ministry of Social Development it’s now easier than ever for you to keep track of things and let them know if something changes.


worKing in partnership with business

In their roles in the Ministry of Social Development’s Work Services, local industry partnership advisor Kate Smart and work broker Jeff Herbert work alongside industry leaders, employers, government All you need to do is use departments and community your mobile phone, tablet or groups to proactively meet computer to head to labour and skill shortages at and log in for the first national and regional levels. time. Together with their national There's no app or download No data? No problem. MyMSD Employer Services they also required. It's easy to set up provides 'cheap as' data facilitate the provision of Skills and once you have, you just which means it costs less than for Industry programmes, use a PIN to login. a cent per visit if you’re using recruitment services and the Spark, Vodafone, 2degrees national initiatives so It's faster than calling, cheaper or Skinny mobile networks. jobseekers can be placed into than going into the office and employment. you can use it whenever it suits you - no more waiting in Their work brokers services line or on the phone. also include developing recruitment packages for Thousands of people now use employers and negotiating it every day to: training and job experience subsidies to support the • Tell us about a relationship transition of jobseekers into the change • Declare wages • Update their email address and other contact information • Check their Payment Card balance and expiry • Manage appointments • View letters • Check Community Services Card details • Apply for some types of assistance.

local labour market. “The most exciting development for us in Christchurch is the new industry partnerships this year with local employers,” Kate says. “This is a great way for growing businesses to provide training for entry level staff.” Their largest project this year is assisting with the workforce for the completion of Acute Services building (the new hospital) in Hagley Avenue. “This commercial construction is requiring many trade assistants and trainee vinyl layers and recruitment is underway,” Jeff says. “We are putting packages together to suit the recruitment and training needs of local employers to ensure we maximise this opportunity for our jobseekers”.

Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub The CSE Hub was set up in recognition of the workforce demand for skill and labour as a result of the rebuild and associated economic growth in Canterbury. It recognises the need for a fast response for employers seeking workers both locally, and where there is a need to recruit migrants. The Canterbury Skills & Employment Hub is a joint initiative between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Ministry of Social Development, and Tertiary Education Commission. When employers register their vacancies at we match them against our database of jobseekers to find candidates suited to their current needs. Our priority is to match Canterbury employers with skills and labour in Canterbury and wider New Zealand. The Hub may refer employers to people fresh out of training or about to graduate, jobseekers registered with Work and Income or others looking to work in Canterbury.

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Where there are no suitable New Zealanders available, then the Hub will be able to help fast track the immigration process for overseas worker saving employers time and effort. 0800 CAN HUB (0800 226 482) Each month The Hub lists over 600 jobs across a range of Industries, from hospitality services through to construction, driving and everything in between. Not all jobs require a high level of experience or skill. They are also not all trades or construction related. Most of our vacancies are fulltime- (99%) 30 hours per week or more. If you, or someone you know is looking for work, check out our Face Book page. is the easiest way to quickly view and apply for our vacancies.


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HoMe-based childcare service seeks new educators Stems FROM HOME is a small, privately owned childcare service owned and operated by local mother and teacher, Emma McAlister. Emma launched the service in Auckland in 2011, and when she returned to Christchurch recently, she brought the service with her.

rate paid to the educators. Based in Rolleston, the service is available to families right across Christchurch.

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The boundaries of ‘Canterbury’ Plunket covers the region with volunteer groups and clinics based from Kaikoura to the Rakaia River and from the Alps Stems FROM HOME is now to Akaroa. Canterbury Plunket looking for new Home Based is a growing Plunket region, the Educators – people that fourth-fastest in New Zealand, and they are proud to support a have experience working large number of volunteers in the with children under five, and country. have a rapport and warmth Currently, there are eight with children and a positive, Perceptions of Plunket usually Home Based Educators in centre on the government enthusiastic personality. Christchurch, who provide funded Well Child/Tamariki Ora childcare services for small Educators can study for Nurses that run clinics and drop groups of up to four children National Certificate in Early in centres, and provide home in their home. The children Childhood Education at no visits to new families. However, receive lots of one-on-one cost, and can do this online Plunket also provides a number attention with individualised from home while they are of Community Services, which learning programmes, and rely on money from fundraising, working with Stems FROM enjoy a variety of age-related grants and donations, with a HOME. First Aid training is indoor and outdoor activities. dedicated team of staff and also provided at no cost to the Stems FROM HOME has volunteers. While administered received positive reports from educator. Equipment such as and led at a Canterbury Plunket-approved car seats is ERO, which can be viewed on Area level, these Community also provided. the ERO website. Services are run for and by the communities where they are The 20 hours ECE for three and To enquire about childcare based, responding directly to services, or working as an four year-olds is offered, and Home Based Educator, contact community need. WINZ subsidies are available Emma on 0800 78 33 78, email Through Community Services, for eligible families. The only cost to families is the hourly services for families are provided

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for free or at a minimal cost. They include: • Tumbling Toddlers • Parenting Education (PEPE) • Toes and Giggles • Coffee/Support/Parent Groups • Playgroups • Toy Libraries Their latest service is Pregnancy & Parenting Education (formerly known as Antenatal Classes), which supports first-time parents by providing a range of information and facilitation of discussions around pregnancy and childbirth, and parenting of their newborn baby. Plunket Canterbury encourages enrolment for a course as soon as your pregnancy has been confirmed. Information about this service can be found at Like them on Facebook and keep up to date with what’s happening in Plunket around Canterbury at canterburyplunket/

‘In the first 1000 days we make the difference of a lifetime’ Find out more about how we can support you and your child’s first 1000 days Visit Or visit the Canterbury Facebook page for upcoming events, parenting education and much more

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wHy the Enchanted Garden is so unique

travis Medical Centre Travis Medical Centre in New Brighton is a general medical practice which has been taking care of the health of local families for over fifty years.

Open five days a week with out-of-hours care available at the 24 Hour Surgery in Madras Street, they believe in helping their patients achieve optimum health at all stages of life. They provide medical advice and treatments to support patients’ physical and mental well being. Their team of experienced doctors The Enchanted Garden is Current research states that unique in the sense that we are "Trained teachers working with and nurses provide a range of services for all ages such a very small centre compared small groups of children can as medical check ups and to the big franchise preschools provide the highest standard prescriptions, accident and of today. Our separate nursery of education and care". At is licensed for 10 under 2's with The Enchanted Garden we are emergency treatments, skin checks and minor surgery 3 teachers and our preschool is proud to tick both of these licensed for 23 over 2's with 3 boxes. Read our fantastic 2016 to remove small moles, contraception and Under 21 teachers. E.R.O report online and see sexual health advice. This means that each child is what the Education Review Office had to say about us. If So that their patients have given individualised attention you want outstanding high more control of their own and care by teachers that quality education and care health, the friendly and know them well. We are also for your child, in a warm and helpful nurses give advice on unique because our teaching nurturing home like setting team consists of over 80% nutrition and healthy lifestyles, then The Enchanted Garden is stopping smoking, child health fully trained early childhood teachers. the place for you. checks as well as diabetes

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and asthma education. A self service “Health Kiosk” is available for people to pop in and measure their weight, height and blood pressure. A podiatrist, Leslie Marsh, is available for foot care and a midwife, Lucia Clearwater holds a clinic at the medical centre. A social worker, Gena Orpwood, has also joined the team to help patients access social services. As the practice continues to evolve, the premises are being extended and it is hoped that the building work will be completed by October. The centre is also a teaching practice for registrars (GPs in their first year since qualifying) and student nurses, who bring with them enthusiasm and up-to-date approaches. To book an appointment or for more advice and information find them at 225 Travis Road, New Brighton, Telephone: (03) 388 9686 or visit

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raising awareness of hepatitis in the community World Hepatitis Day, July 28, is aimed at raising awareness of hepatitis, which affects about 500 million people worldwide. It is estimated over 100,000 Kiwis carry the hepatitis B and C viruses. However, because of the absence of symptoms in many with chronic infections, they are not diagnosed. An effective Hepatitis B vaccine that has been available since the 1980s and given to 95 per cent of pre-schoolers means the incidence of new infections is relatively low and the burden of disease is shrinking.

reduced the incidence of new infections amongst blood recipients and people that inject drugs – the two main risk groups. While there is still no vaccine for hep C, there are treatment options that have shown a greater than 95 per cent cure rate, are well tolerated, are orally administered and completed in 12 weeks.

The focus of this year’s awareness campaign is to find people with latent undiagnosed infections, and to make sure Hepatitis C was discovered everyone knows the new in 1989. At the peak of the epidemic in New Zealand there medications have superseded were probably 50,000 people interferon-based treatments. chronically infected. Screening So if you or somebody you care blood/blood products for about has hepatitis B or C and markers of the virus and might not be up-to-date on this providing clean needles and syringes has dramatically information please get in touch.

ProstatE Cancer – A Message for Men By Graeme Woodside, CEo, Prostate Cancer Foundation As men get older, they often develop problems with their prostate gland. This shows mostly in difficulties they have with urinating – sometimes some pain or slow flow, frequent visits to the toilet, especially at night, or problems passing urine when they feel the need to do so.


Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and tends to be more common as men get older. It is really important for men, whether they have any symptoms or not, to get checked each year once they reach age 50 or from age 40 if there is a family While not all of these problems history of this disease. may actually be caused by Early detection means that prostate cancer, men should the disease can be effectively have these checked out by treated. However once their doctor. prostate cancer becomes There is medication available more advanced it can have for non-cancerous conditions, devastating consequences and and a simple blood test (PSA) kills over 600 Kiwi men each and a physical examination year. by the doctor will give a good For more information go to indication if the cause of the problems may be prostate

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cHristcHUrcH School of Music

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Roslyn Eason owns and operates the Marshlands Nest tuition offered in band, strings, Early Learning Centre. She is a The Christchurch School of Music is a family-oriented recorder, ukulele and classroom fully trained and experienced early childhood teacher. community aimed at providing music. Marshlands Nest is an intimate quality music education in An area that has grown rapidly center, with a maximum of 25 and around Christchurch. The over the last few years is the under fives attending at any school has been an important Late Starters’ programme one time. part of the music education where adults approaching Roslyn says, "Our goal is to scene for 62 years so why not retirement with more time create a setting where selfcome along and join us? on their hands really enjoy esteem, love, learning and On a Saturday morning learning an instrument and respect for others is prominent, the whole family can find joining an ensemble with other and where every child leaves something to suit. Preschool like-minded adults. each day feeling secure children can start their musical and loved in their special CSM also offers a range journey by joining in our “Take environment". of weekday opportunities Off with Music” classes while for music tuition and if Marshland Nest recognises older children may opt for affordability is an issue, CSM that children learn through play group or individual lessons on may be able to offer a discount and through all experiences a specific instrument (including and interactions. They create through funding provided by voice). Those who already the most positive environment the Rata Foundation. play are welcome to join in one for this in a number of ways. Term 3 starts on Saturday of the great ensembles which They have a mixed license. all take part in regular concerts. 29 July and we can take new This lets children of different enrolments in most classes and Recitals where individuals can ages play and interact with perform are also held regularly. ensembles. each other. It allows siblings Please contact us via our CSM also provides a to be together, and gives website and comprehensive music solo children the chance to let us start you on a musical education to participating feel part of a larger family. It journey that will bring pleasure enables children at different primary schools via its stages of development to learn for a lifetime. Outreach programme with

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important skills from each other such as respect, caring, leadership and responsibility and it means that children do not need to transition between rooms as they get older. For those with multiple under fives it has the added bonus of a more stream lined pick up and drop off. Marshlands Nest also recognises the need for age specific learning and a portion of each day is spent in "nest time: learning with others of the same age. This learning is child directed, based and focused around their individual interests. The team at Marshlands Nest would love to have you as part of their family, please feel free to drop by or give them a call.

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givE your health a boost with seasonal fruit

Eating fresh fruit is a natural, easy way to boost wellness during winter, says 5+ A Day.

From baking to perking up salads and marinades, the zesty taste of lemon quickly brightens up winter dishes.

Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising Easy recipe ideas: For a fresh winter slaw, toss finely sliced fennel and regularly will help to ward off sniffles and sneezes during the coldest months. chopped walnuts. As a dressing, squeeze over fresh lemon juice, red wine vinegar Seasonal fruit, such as mandarins, and olive oil. When roasting root oranges and lemons, taste great as well vegetables, squeeze over the juice of as being good sources of vitamins and one to two lemons and tuck the halves minerals to help the immune system do in around the vegetables. Once the its job well. vegetables are cooked, squeeze over the juice of another half a lemon and Here are some quick tips on how sprinkle with plenty of chopped flatseasonal produce can aid in boosting leafed parsley. Or prepare an Italian immunity, while adding a burst of colour gremolata – finely grated lemon zest to winter meals. mixed with finely chopped parsley and garlic – and sprinkle over savoury dishes Mandarins before serving. Two mandarins provide you with KiwiFruiT 180 per cent of your daily vitamin C requirements. Kiwifruit is a nutrient-rich fruit, thanks Easy recipe ideas: For a healthy workday lunch, gently toss together mandarin segments, salad greens, chopped spring onion, sliced capsicum and shredded chicken. Finish with a homemade dressing. Salsa is another great way to add a sweet, tangy flavour burst to winter meals. Peel and dice mandarin segments and mix with finely chopped red onion, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, olive oil and chopped coriander. For extra heat, add chilli. Mix gently and serve with grilled chicken breast or with tacos.

LeMOns A good source of vitamin C, this tangy fruit has many uses in the kitchen.

1890s. Low in fat and calories, they are a good source of vitamin C, which is essential for the growth and repair of our skin, teeth and blood vessels. Easy recipe ideas: Peel tamarillos before using them in your meals, as the skin can make them taste bitter. Use a sharp knife to peel the tamarillos, or cover them with boiling water for about two minutes, then plunge them into ice water and pierce the skin and it will slip off. For breakfast or a quick dessert, chop some peeled tamarillos and mix them with stewed apples to add flavour and goodness to porridge or low-fat yoghurt. Winter casseroles and stews can be given a flavour boost by adding whole peeled tamarillos or slices.

Oranges Juicy, thirst-quenching oranges are a winter favourite in many households. They have many health benefits, including being a good source of vitamin C. The juice, zest and fruit can be used in sweet and savoury dishes.

to its high-fibre content, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. As well as being a good source of vitamin C, green kiwifruit contains an enzyme that aids digestive comfort, while gold kiwifruit helps the body to absorb iron from food. Easy recipe ideas: For a Moroccaninspired lunch, combine cooked Easy recipe ideas: At breakfast, dice couscous with cooked shredded or slice a kiwifruit and add it to your chicken, fresh mint, chopped pistachios, porridge or cereal. For a nutritious midand one peeled, chopped orange. Or morning snack, mix chunks of peeled gently combine peeled and thinly kiwifruit with low-fat yoghurt. Or mash sliced oranges to sliced red onion, feta or blend a peeled kiwifruit into your cheese and olives for a colourful salad. favourite vinaigrette or salad dressing Sprinkle over finely chopped fresh for a fruity twist. mint or coriander and finish with a homemade vinaigrette before serving. If TaMariLLOs you fancy a sweet, zesty beverage, mix freshly squeezed orange juice with your Originally from South America, tamarillos arrived in New Zealand in the favourite herbal tea.


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rEd Cross Monday to Friday Red Cross has volunteers driving with two vital programmes in Christchurch city. Both Meals on Wheels and Community Transport relies on generous people giving their time to help many across the suburbs. Community Transport offers a lifeline to people who need to get to medical appointments, who have no transport of their own and cannot use public transport for some reason. This service has been operating since 2013 and has grown from one van to two vans and two cars. Meals on Wheels has operated in Christchurch since the early 1950’s and currently Red Cross drivers deliver approximately 750 hot meals per day. However the programme is more than the delivery of a hot meal, for many recipients it is the friendly smile and chat that means so much, in fact for many recipients the delivery person may be the only person they see that day. The regular social contact and

nutritionally balanced hot meals help support vulnerable people in their homes. Volunteering is a great way to boost your wellbeing at the same time as helping your community. The level of commitment for both programmes is flexible from one day a month to several days a week. Volunteers are at the heart of Red Cross, they’re committed, passionate and you could be just the person we are looking for! If you have some spare time please call 03 339 3750 and ask how to join one of these valuable programmes.

Volunteer Drivers Needed For Red Cross Meals On Wheels & Community Transport

sUPPorting people with diabetes We are a support organisation for Canterbury people who have diabetes, their family and friends. We offer support, information, advocacy and non-clinical education on all aspects of diabetes. Our shop has a wide range of products including blood glucose, meters and strips, lancets, fingerpickers, ketone test strips, cookbooks, hypo treatments, medical grade shoes and socks, travel bags, our popular Jok ‘n Al sauces and toppings, and sugar-free treats. Diabetes Christchurch membership offers you support, exercise and activities with age-related groups, and discounted shop products. Our office/shop is on the ground floor, 550 Hagley Avenue, phone 378-6266, and open Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm. Our staff can help you find further information or make an appointment for the

subsidised podiatry toenail clipping service. We can offer group education classes for Type 2, and supermarket tours. You can become involved with our diabetes awareness programmes or other fundraising and volunteer activities in your area. The calendar of events is on our website www. and our Facebook page. We have a good library of pamphlets and books on food, exercise and other diabetes issues. All members receive our Viewpoint newsletter, which includes information on all aspects of diabetes, and updates on local events, as well as local, national and international diabetes research. We would love to include your stories about diabetes in this. Email Lynne, the manager,

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• Weekdays only • Regular or Relief rostering

Phone, email or call in: Ground floor, 550 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch 8011 Open 9.00am-4.00pm, Mon-Fri P: 378-6266 E:

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Meals on Wheels - Pat 339 3759 Community Transport - Vicki 027 839 7724


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oraL surgery unit opens at Charity Hospital

The spacious Community Room can be hired at no charge.

People suffering from pain and infections may be able to receive their dental treatment or oral surgery at the Canterbury Charity Hospital in Harewood Road.

dentist’s referral is required.

The hospital has recently extended its dental service to include a new purpose-built oral surgery unit to provide extractions under sedation.

“These infections can not only significantly affect people’s general health and energy levels, but may also contribute to chronic pain and depression,” he said.

The need for the service was identified by members of the Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Dental Association, including dentist Dr Stuart Johnson. “Patients suffering pain and infection from teeth needing to be extracted by a specialist may now be able to receive this treatment at the Canterbury Charity Hospital providing they meet certain criteria,” Dr Johnson said. The hospital’s new oral surgery facility will help Cantabrians that have been turned down by the public system, do not have medical insurance and cannot afford the treatment privately. A

Specialist oral surgeon Dr Bob Begg said problems such as chronic infection could cause acute pain and swelling.

The Canterbury Charity Hospital’s current dental service for WINZ clients will continue within the new custom-designed building, Warner Mauger House, along with an area for making dentures.

services and counselling to Cantabrians in need.

A spacious Community Room in the new Warner Mauger House that will be available for free completes the creation of a community health hub at the Charity Hospital.

Officiating at the opening of Warner Mauger House, Charity Hospital Patron Sir Jerry Mateparae said he Based in Bishopdale, it is was grateful to the Charity nearly 10 years since the Hospital’s team foresight on Canterbury Charity Hospital behalf of their future patients. “We are very grateful for opened its doors and by the everyone’s support locally and “Thank you for your foresight, offer this room, which has a end of 2016 the hospital had recorded 12,666 patient visits. effort and your commitment full kitchen and wheelchair With a huge team of volunteer .... I acknowledge the access, to be used free by dedication and care of the surgeons, dentists, nurses, community groups and anaesthetists, technicians and nearly 300 strong volunteer organisations with a focus workforce ... who make the support staff, the hospital can provide more free day time and the energy to reach on health and wellbeing,” executive officer Carl Shaw surgery than ever, as well as out to others. I thank you for medical treatments, dental said. making a difference.”


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Our sessions are non-judgmental. We meet with the person and assess their needs; We mentor youth as well as adults and families. We also conduct our mentoring sessions via skype. One thing for sure, we can customise our sessions to suit the needs of our clients. We have a wide range of skills to assist with positive change. Our aim is to help people to move forward so at times these sessions are tough and realistic, but always supportive and empowering! We receive referrals from and work with a wide range of organisations.

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