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An Island Bay woman will rub shoulders with some of the world’s biggest celebrities at an Oscar’s event later this month. Mother-of-two Sophie Howard had no idea when she started her ‘Higher Tea’ company out of her living room four-months-ago, she would be selected to showcase her boutique tea at a pre-Oscar gifting suite later this month. Sophie is one of just 40 people who have been selected to present their products to 200 celebrities at the star studded event, which will take place prior to the 88th Academy Awards ceremony. Over the course of the five hour event, each celebrity will visit each of the stands and sample products on offer with an assistant, she said. Continued on page 2

The New Zealand Blood Service is appealing for the community to head along and donate blood at a local drive next week. Next Thursday, a blood drive will be held at the ASB Centre in Kilbirnie and the New Zealand Blood Service are hoping for at least 60 donors to attend on the day. Nicola Binns from the New Zealand Blood Service said this was the first time there had been a blood drive in Kilbirnie for more than 10 years. She said this was because there had not

Sophie Howard will showcase her boutique tea at a special pre-Academy Awards event in Los Angeles later this month.

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Sophie takes tea Calling for your donation to the Oscars Continued from page 1 Nicola said blood donors were very special. Continued from page 1 This yearneed the more Academy Awards “We always donors. Curhave sparked controversy, with some rently only four per cent of the eligible celebrities expressing frustration over population donates blood. the lack of diversity across this year’s “If you are part of the 96 per cent curnominations. rently sat on the fence thinking about it, With this mind will be please jump offinand joinSophie in. taking two teas to be sampled, ‘DiversiNicola asked people to think of the tea’, apicture” chai teaand andsaid ‘Redone Carpet Rooi“bigger donation bos’, a classic African red bush tea. could save three lives. “Because theylittle willchildren be getting “Think of all the whoso many consumer products… hopefully have leukaemia who your blood is fewsave… local media pick up ablea to you’veoutlets got to will go beyond that we are being a little toungue and yourself and think of who your donation cheek, could save.she said.” Sophie’s range of tea, whichtoincludes “You’re helping ultimately save black, white, green red teas, is people’s lives and makeand a difference.” sourced from four continents The New Zealand Blood Serviceacross was the world. also hoping to have more people sign She said the urge to stay at home with up for plasma donations, Nicola said. her two children motivated her to start This year 240 people have donated up herhowever own business as a service side project. plasma, the blood was hoping to reach 500 donations by the

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Island Bay set to celebrate festival By Nikki Papatsoumas

The 32nd annual Island Bay Festival will kick off this Saturday. Joe Bleakley, from the Island Bay Enhancement Trust, which manages the festival, said this year’s festival which runs for eight days would wow crowds from the seaside suburb and all across the capital. Festivities begin on Saturday, with the Festival Parade, which will make its way up The Parade from 2.30pm.

“This is really a celebration of all things Island Bay. Ideally everyone from Island Bay should be represented,” Joe said. Once the parade reaches Shorland Park, this year’s Variety Show will kick off at 3pm. “This is our opportunity to invite Wellington to come and enjoy this little jewel in the town.” Earlier that morning there will also be ‘Yard Sales on the Parade’, which will give residents and businesses along

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the coastal community’s main drag an opportunity to host a yard sale. On Sunday, things heat up, as the festival’s most popular event, the ‘Day in the Bay’ kicks off at 10am. The weather is set to be shining, with MetService predicting a high of 20C with northerly winds. “Day in the Bay is not a local day,” Joe said. “It’s Wellington coming and having fun at the beach.” While revellers enjoy market

Police investigations are continuing into the unexplained death of a woman in Newtown. Police discovered the body of 31-year-old Rosemary Dey last Tuesday evening, at a flat on Constable St in Newtown. Detective Senior Sergeant, Warwick McKee, said following the discovery, a post mortem examination was carried out, however, results were “incon-

and food stalls on offer a number of bands will play from Shorland Park’s band rotunda, including The Warratahs, Glass Vaults and Ned Worboys. Festival events are then set to continue through next week including the popular Ribble Street Downhill Derby, Teddy Bear Picnic and a selection of films from Nga Taonga Sound and Vision. The festival will end next Sunday, February 21.  For a full list of events, head to islandbayfestival.org.nz

clusive”. “Further analysis will be undertaken. At this stage the death still remains as unexplained,” he said. “Police are supporting the family and friends of Ms Dey through these tough times.” Meanwhile police asked that any members of the public with any information contact them on 381 2000, or through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Big Dig The Rotary Club of Courtenay Place’s Big Dig Treasure Hunt will take place on Sunday, February 28 at Freyberg Beach. Cost is $5 per entry. There will also be a barbecue, icecream, candyfloss, face painting and other activities on offer.

School pool a summer success By Nikki Papatsoumas

said the pool had always been easily maintained until they ran in to “major problems” about six-years-ago. “We discovered a crack in the bottom of the pool and the plumbing for an upgrade of the toilets in the changing room came with a bill of $20,000.” Mike said after being denied money from Wellington City Council’s now defunct School Pool Partnership Fund, the Board of Trustees had to decide whether it was worthwhile investing money on the pool.

Students at Kilbirnie School are lucky enough to have access to their very own school pool during the warmer summer months after receiving funds from the Wellington City Council. The Kilbirnie School pool was built in 1945 and ever since has been well-utilised by the school and its neighbouring community. School principal Mike McGimpsey

Gun Salute The Royal New Zealand Navy and the New Zealand Army each fired a 21-gun salute last Saturday at midday. HMNZS Canterbury fired a gun salute observing the 176th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in Waitangi. The New Zealand Army’s gun salute at Point Jerningham, Wellington, marked the 64th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.

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“We as a board were going out to the community explaining the situation… and that an option was closing the pool.” He said after consulting with the community, a team of parents worked together to raise much needed money, to ensure the pool stayed open. Money raised meant they were able to put a liner in the pool and purchase a heat pump which now keeps the water at a bearable 26C. Last year, the school also learned they would be allocated a share of $500,000 from the Wellington City Council, which was set aside as part of the council’s long term plan. He said this has helped cement the future of the school’s pool for years to come, and meant school students were able to learn water safety skills from a young age. Trained instructors from Aquazone swim school teach the junior students each week, while senior students visit Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Mike said. Mike said the pool was now maintained by the school’s caregiver and a dedicated Kilbirnie School Pool Committee of parents who managed the pool on a rostered basis.  Do you think more Wellington schools should have their own school pools? Send us an email – news@wsn.co.nz

secured. “This is because we thought we may have to move it back. But it has now been replaced with a much firmer foundation. “It is on a concrete foundation and has a steel pin going up into the statue.” She said the statue had also been cracked and while the council had done its best to repair the crack, it was still visible on the Moai. Moai are the traditional sculptures of the Easter Islands. Lyall Bay’s very own Moai statue was a gift from Chile to represent the friendship between Chile and New Zealand.

An iconic sculpture has been re-installed in Lyall Bay, after it toppled last year. Last December, the 3.2 tonne Moai sculpture, in Dorrie Leslie Park on Lyall Bay’s coast, came down. At the time many locals expressed their concern that the statue tumbled due to vandalism. Wellington City Councillor Sarah Free said the council remained unsure as to whether the statue had been vandalised, or knocked down by accident. “We wouldn’t like to think people were [pulling it down] on purpose. I’m hopeful it was just something unintended.” She said because the coast line where the Moai sculpture stands was “badly eroding” the statue had not been firmly

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Drainage laterals Tomorrow, Wellington City Council’s Environment Committee will consider a proposal that the council accept ownership of, and responsibility for, the repair and renewal of private sewerage laterals where they cross roads and road verges. The committee will be asked to agree to seek council approval to take over ownership and responsibility for the portion

of wastewater service pipes (laterals) in road reserve. Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown said the proposal responded to issues raised in the past year where some property owners who have complained of “significant and, in cases, unaffordable costs” faced when they have to repair laterals under roads and, in some cases, incur traffic management fees.

Kilmarnock Heights Home residents and volunteers donate blankets and baked goods to the Wellington SPCA.

Berhampore elders help homeless animals Residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore are helping to keep SPCA animals snuggly and warm at night, by donating 30 knitted blankets. Last week residents from the Enliven home took a trip to the SPCA in Newtown to gift the blankets, along with a basket of homemade biscuits to help with the SPCA’s open day on Waitangi Day. Kilmarnock Heights Home recreation team leader Annelize Steyn says the connection with the SPCA is now a long standing one. “It’s tradition now. When the SPCA has an open day residents knit blankets and donate them to the animals there,” Annelize explains. “We have a knitting group which was started by a resident and they enjoy having projects, like knitting blankets for the puppies. The SPCA appreciates the donations and the residents feel good about giving back to their community.” One of the SPCA caregivers accepted

the blankets in the car park because some of the residents have mobility issues. She also brought a puppy out with her, which the Kilmarnock Heights Home elders took turns to hold. Annelize says the home has established a great relationship with the SPCA over the years, and SPCA volunteers visit Kilmarnock Heights Home about three times a week accompanied by a few furry friends. “They bring different animals each time and the residents absolutely love it. Having contact with animals and people on a regular basis is very important.” Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home and respite care as well as a popular day guest programme. PBA  For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 380 2034 or visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz.

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Put it in your diary, on your calendar and stick it on the fridge. A Day in the Bay, this Sunday from 10am* to 5pm (free entry). One of the coolest and friendliest events that’s part of the Island Bay Festival - you won’t want to miss it. It’s a full on fun day out with friends and family, with something for everyone. Whether you’re a small or a big kid, whooping it up on the rides and playing games, enjoying great coffee, something scrumptious from the food court, checking out the different market stalls - you won’t be disappointed. Take the bus (No.1) or park nearby (we’ve got people to show you where). And bring some cash, although there’ll be EFTPOS in the park. Take some time out to relax or jiggle about at one of our two stages where we’ve got an awesome line up of bands for you: Glass Vaults, The Warratahs, Richter City Rebels, Ned Worboys, plus

heaps more. And that’s not all. Enter the ever-popular early morning swim from Te Tapu Ranga Island (meet up on the beach at the Jetty by 8:30am to register - get wet and wild and maybe even win a prize). Then at 2:30pm watch the “Blessing of the Boats” - unique to Island Bay it’s a special scene as they circle the Island before being blessed by local clergy. Check in regularly at www.islandbayfestival.org. nz for more about A Day in the Bay and the Island Bay Festival 2016 - we’re also posting on facebook and twitter. See what’s on before and after: the awesome Parade & Variety Show (Sat 13 Feb) with morning Yard Sales, and Ribble Street Races the following weekend (Sat 20 Feb) - you’ll want to get in on the competitions, build yourself a cool kart and get ready to race. See you there.

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Singing star’s talent nurtured By Nikki Papatsoumas

A local singing star has been awarded a special scholarship to help her work on her craft. Twelve-year-old Rachel Katoa has been taking keyboard lessons with Sonia’s Musikgarten for the last four years. Founder of Sonia’s Musikgarten, Sonia Markholm, said she heard Rachel sing for the first time last year at a funding concert and was immediately “blown away”. “Her singing voice blew me away. It was obvious to me that she’s a natural born singer and that her gift needed to be nurtured. “This was the first time I have heard her do a solo, it was beautiful. She was singing like an angel.” Sonia said as it was not financially viable for the South Wellington Intermediate School student’s family to send her to singing lessons, she decided to help out best she could. “My father had just passed away, so

I decided to use some of the money he’s given me to set up an annual scholarship,” Sonia said. At the Musikgarten Keyboard Presentation late last year, Rachel was named as the first recipient of the Graham Markholm Music Scholarship, worth $2000. Money from the scholarship will go towards singing lessons, which Rachel began this week. “When I heard her singing I thought this has to be nurtured you can’t ignore a gift like that,” Sonia said. “She’s got something special – she’s got the X Factor.” Rachel, who is head girl at her school this year, said she was “excited” to take up singing lessons as she had never done them before. Rachel said she now hopes to continue singing in the future. “I would like to audition for X Factor,” she said.  For more information on Sonia’s Musikgarten, head to www.musikgarten.co.nz

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Zephyrometer moving freely The Evans Bay Zephyrometer sculpture, which was blowing low in very high winds last month, has been repaired and is moving freely again. Wellington City Council’s public arts project officer, Victoria Bennett, said additional weights were added to the counter balance of the Zephyrometer’s needle. As well as this its stoppers had been improved, she said. “The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not

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Q: How are you dealing with the summer heat?

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Sandra Halaholo – Newtown

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I think it’s a good thing – I go for swims in Worser Bay.

It is hot and busy but I come from Nelson so it is a bit cooler here. I leave the windows open at night.

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Innovative partnership proposed A local councillor says a proposed partnership with Wellington Rugby would allow the Wellington City Council to better deliver their social agenda. Earlier this month, Wellington Rugby announced plans for an “innovative” partnership with the council and presented their idea to the community, sport and recreation committee, chaired by Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle. Paul said the partnership would help promote council’s community programmes that rejuvenate neighbourhoods like Strathmore, eradicate graffiti,

help prevent homelessness and deliver a smokefree Wellington. “The council cannot solve our social challenges alone. We need to re-think how we connect with those people who need our support most – this is an innovative way to reach disadvantaged groups.” While some critics have called for council to stick to their knitting, Paul said tackling social issues is core council business. He said there was also a misunderstanding that what was being proposed amounts to the sponsorship of a professional rugby team.

“This is not a sponsorship. Not one cent of ratepayer’s money will go towards Wellington Rugby’s professional team, the Wellington Lions.” Paul said the proposal could include having the highly popular Absolutely Positively Wellington logo on the jersey of five of Wellington Rugby’s amateur representative sides, including the women’s team Wellington Pride and men’s team known as Wellington Lions. “The logo on the jersey would also provide a vehicle to promote the partnership – with any money generated going

directly back into community programmes, not to the professional game.” As part of the partnership, council would have access to Wellington Rugby’s marketing resources in addition to a number of well-known and influential rugby players including 11,000 players, administrators and volunteers from the eight clubs based in the Wellington City Council boundary area, Paul said. “We have a choice. We can do what we’re currently doing and find ourselves in the same situation in three years’ time, or we can do something different

hangi meals for people visiting this tournament, especially those from overseas. It must be possible for food trucks or tents etc to be installed in the concourse area at the Sevens entrance, and what an

experience that would be for the crowd. I did hear on the radio recently that Nelson had done something similar for a rugby event they had organised, so if Nelson

and resolve these issues faster. “Ratepayers are constantly worried by begging, tagging and neighbourhoods feeling unsafe.” Paul said an amount being sought as part of the proposal was yet to be decided on. “It’s important that this proposal is open for ratepayers to scrutinise, it’s above board and there’s no secrecy. It will be presented for debate with every other councillor initiative and voted on.” The proposal will be submitted to council as part of determining its annual activities from July 1 this year.

LETTERS to the editor A hangi for the crowd Dear Ed, I was fortunate enough to attend the concert at Waitangi Park on Saturday in Wellington, as publicised in the Cook Strait News. And wasn't the weather the icing on the cake! As I devoured

a hangi meal, sitting at a table in the thoughtfully-provided tent, I wondered why the organisers of the Wellington Sevens Tournament never think of inviting local hangi groups to provide

Cycling and the cycleway petition

Unethical survey? Dear Ed, The survey on the Island Bay cycleway being circulated by the Island Bay Residents Association doesn't meet the most basic standards of ethical survey design. The idea that the majority should decide sounds democratic but not when it comes in the middle of a politically fueled frenzy of misleading information and emotion. The survey also sets a dangerous prec-

could do it, surely Wellington could look further afield than chips and hamburgers! Christine Swift Island Bay

edent. Will the residents of Lyall Bay be allowed the final decision on the runway extension? Will future decisions on the location of social housing be solely at the mercy of the predjudices of local communities? Some residents of Island Bay need to be reminded that they are not their own territorial authority. P Jones Newtown

Dear Ed, Yesterday I was asked if I would sign a petition against the cycle way. The main argument was that it was dangerous, specifically the risk to cyclists of collision when a passenger door was opened in a parked car. I was not convinced. A friend’s son was killed when he collided with a car door, which was opened on

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the driver’s side, another ended up paraplegic for the same reason. Logically, the risks for a cyclist venturing out on the road (with or without a painted strip) are far greater, including being hit by a moving car. Are our roads (that we all contribute to financially) there for the people, all of us, to share, whether walking, cycling,

Dear Ed, I love Mark Coote's fabulous photos of Wellington's Pasifika festival, in Cook Strait News. It was a lovely day to

or just for cars? Hopefully a safer option for cycling, in a designated cycleway, may help reduce the hundreds of parents that clog up our roads and also assist with parents picking up and dropping kids at school. Suzi Penny (abridged) Wellington

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it is we are about in a really beautiful way,” he said. “I love Wellington I always wanted to live back here and my wife always wanted to be here as well.” Reverend Winn was involved in seeing the church community open the doors to its $2 million centre in 2013. Reverend Arcus said he had big shoes to fill in his new role as Vicar. “I have just inherited all this hard work and I get to enjoy this amazing centre and offices. “It is such a huge thing and I just feel so lucky to be able to come in and step in at the end of that. “I feel a responsibility to do something significant.”  For more information about All Saints Church in Hataitai, head to the Church’s facebook page.

There is a friendly new face at All Saints Church in Hataitai – Reverend Ben Arcus has recently been appointed Vicar of the Hataitai and Kilbirnie parish. Reverend Arcus replaced Reverend Simon Winn, who was appointed Canon Precentor at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul earlier this year. Reverend Arcus was installed as Vicar at a service in December after leaving his previous role as School Chaplain at Rathkeale College in Masterton. He moved to Wellington with his wife, two daughters and son. “It is daunting in many ways I never thought I would be back again, but I am passionate about seeing the church reshape itself so that it is really accessible to the community and we can present what

Things are busier than ever this month at the Strathmore Park Community Centre. Project coordinator for the community centre, Lisa Matthews, said the centre was offering a range of activities and events throughout February, which were sure to appeal to a broad range of people. A compost workshop would be held on Saturday, February 20 from 10am to 11.30am. The workshop would teach locals how to turn kitchen and garden waste in nutrient rich food for the garden, Lisa said. As well as this, Geeks on Wheels would be on hand to provide free tech advice on Monday, February 22 from 7.30pm at the community centre. “We also have free legal advice coming twice a month and a budget service running from the community centre. It’s all go for 2016. “Come and get to know your community centre and take advantage of the range of services that are on offer. We are also really interested in running things for the community so please get in touch if you have any ideas. “Hopefully, the community will find these upcoming events useful.” Last year, it was announced that the Wellington City Council was hoping to hand the management of the centre back to the community. Lisa said they have since had “eight incredibly enthusiastic and passionate people” come forward and volunteer their time to be part of a working group. “They will be going out to the community soon to talk about the Kaupapa of the organisation. Their work shows people are still passionate about their communities.”  For more information, head to the Strathmore Park Community Centre Facebook page.

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Kelvin Lim Pharmacist

HATAITAI PHARMACY

4 Moxham Avenue, Hataitai, Ph: 386-1647

Many hay fever sufferers also have other allergic conditions like asthma, eczema and food allergies - because of their over-active immune systems. The good news is that hay fever symptoms sometimes can be prevented and, usually, can be well-controlled. “Effective treatments are available”, say Self Care pharmacists, “but trying to avoid the things that ‘trigger’ your hay fever symptoms is a good first step. Ask us about the Hay fever fact card which

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used, such as decongestant nasal sprays - but the use of these is limited, usually only up to 3 days at a time because of the chance of congestion reoccurring. There are also corticosteroid nasal sprays which are helpful for people with moderateto-severe hay fever, and for those who get hay fever symptoms all year round. Corticosteroid nasal sprays take a few days to work to full effect and should be used regularly everyday, even when symptoms are not present.

139 Riddiford St, Newtown. Ph 389-4600 Fax: 389-4655

Vanessa Hawkey Pharmacist

Lucy Stewart Pharmacist Intern

504 Broadway, Strathmore Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-6.00pm & Sat 9am-1pm

Ph: 388-6593 Fax: 388-6594

Grace Chan

Raj Nagar

Chris Young

Cathy Milne

MPS ANZCP

Melanie- B Pharm MPS

Ambily Thomas, Victor Chong, Penny Minshull, Linda Choie and Androulla Kotrotsos (owner), Sue McEwan (absent).

Opening Hours Mon - Fri 8.30am-6pm | Tues 9am-6pm Sat 9.30am-12.30pm

Pharmacist

MPS ANZCP

On Bay Road, Ph: 387 9254 kilbirniepharmacy@xtra.co.nz

MPS ANZCP

Teresa Tay

MPS ANZCP

B PHARM MPS

MIRAMAR

KILBIRNIE PHARMACY Caring for you & your family

Anne Privett

MPS ANZCP

UNICHEM PHARMACY

58 Miramar Ave

Life Pharmacy Kilbirnie (Formerly Baycourt Pharmacy)

26 Bay Road, Kilbirnie Ph: 387-3939 • Fax: 387-3935

Hours: Mon-Fri 8.00am - 6.30pm, Sat 9.00am-4.00pm NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10am - 3pm P: 388 8516 • F: 388 6587

Relieving Indigestion and Heartburn Kelvin Lim Pharmacist

HATAITAI PHARMACY

4 Moxham Avenue, Hataitai, Ph: 386-1647

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Melanie- B Pharm MPS

KILBIRNIE PHARMACY Caring for you & your family On Bay Road, Ph: 387 9254 kilbirniepharmacy@xtra.co.nz

Who hasn’t suffered from indigestion and heartburn, especially after overdoing it with food or drink, or when rushing meals? These are very common conditions although for some of us, indigestion and heartburn happen for other reasons and can cause considerable discomfort. It’s good to know that help is available from your pharmacist. With indigestion (or dyspepsia), we can feel sick and experience gas, or a bloated feeling, in the stomach. “Indigestion causes discomfort and pain in the area between your ribs and belly button, and occurs during eating, or immediately after” advise Self Care pharmacists. A common symptom of indigestion is heartburn, where there is a burning feeling rising upwards from the stomach towards the throat. The acid contents of the stomach return, or ‘reflux’, back into the oesophagus (the space between the throat and the stomach, which is shaped like a tube) and causes irritation there. Indigestion and heartburn can be caused by: • Foods such as cabbage, onions, cucumber, curries and chocolate. • Certain drinks, e.g. alcohol, fizzy drinks, strong coffee and tea. • Eating food too fast; eating fatty or large meals, especially late at night. • Stress and anxiety, smoking, bending and stooping, being overweight.

• Pregnancy • Certain medicines – such as aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medicines for pain and arthritis. Try to identify the cause of your indigestion or heartburn and if possible avoid these things. If the medicines you take give you symptoms, let your pharmacist or doctor know. Sometimes taking food at the same time as you take your medicines can help. Remember to take your medicines with a glass of water, while sitting or standing upright. According to Self Care pharmacists, “there are changes you can make to help prevent or reduce symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. They include stopping smoking (see the Quit Smoking fact card); avoiding rich, spicy, fatty foods, and large meals late in the day, and eating smaller meals; having plenty of physical activity – at least 30 minutes most days; losing weight if you are overweight (see the Weight and Health fact card) and learning to relax and sleep well (See the Sleeping Well fact card).” Sometimes focusing on lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to stop indigestion and heartburn. If medicines are required, your pharmacy has a wide range of products available for the short-term relief of heartburn and indigestion symptoms. “We can assist you

in selecting the one that is best for your situation”, advise Self Care pharmacists. Antacids neutralise excess acid in the stomach. They can provide quick and effective relief but their effects don’t last long. Reflux symptoms can be relieved by medicines called alginates that form a ‘raft’ on top of your stomach contents, helping to prevent them being regurgitated. Where these medicines do not help, or symptoms are experienced as often as 2 or more times per week, other medicines may be required that decrease the amount of acid made by the stomach. There are several different types of medication available that do this. Your pharmacist can, in certain circumstances, supply these medicines without a prescription for the short term relief of heartburn symptoms. Your Self Care pharmacist will advise if this is appropriate for you. “If there is still no improvement with lifestyle measures along with short-term use of medicines, or if symptoms suggest another cause, then we would refer you to your doctor for further investigations and treatment”, confirm Self Care pharmacists. “Our Indigestion & Heartburn fact card has more information, so ask us for a copy.”  Prepared by Pharmacy Self Care, Pharmaceutical Society of NZ Inc, Level 10, Grand Tower Arcade, 16-20 Willis Street, Wellington, 6142.

Speak to us for your Self-care needs Grace Chan MPS ANZCP

Raj Nagar MPS ANZCP

Anne Privett MPS ANZCP

Meet the team...

Paul Fredrickson Pharmacist

Pharmacists Kim - Al Wei - Sophie - Sarah - Harry - Simon Chris Young MPS ANZCP

Cathy Milne MPS ANZCP

Teresa Tay

B PHARM MPS

Ambily Thomas, Victor Chong, Penny Minshull, Linda Choie and Androulla Kotrotsos (owner), Sue McEwan (absent).

Unichem Cuba Mall

MIRAMAR

Hours: Mon-Fri 8.00am - 6.30pm, Sat 9.00am-4.00pm NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10am - 3pm P: 388 8516 • F: 388 6587

Lucy Stewart Pharmacist Intern

Open 7 days

UNICHEM PHARMACY

58 Miramar Ave

Vanessa Hawkey Pharmacist

Life Pharmacy Kilbirnie (Formerly Baycourt Pharmacy)

26 Bay Road, Kilbirnie Ph: 387-3939 • Fax: 387-3935

122 Cuba Mall • P: 384 6856 • F: 382 9180

Unichem Courtenay Place Pharmacy Open 7 days

100 Courtenay Place • P: 384 8333 • F: 385 6863

504 Broadway, Strathmore Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-6.00pm & Sat 9am-1pm

Ph: 388-6593 Fax: 388-6594


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Local swimmers earn spots in national swim squad Two Wellington girls have just earned places in a coveted national junior swim squad. Thirteen-year-old Sophie Irving from Island Bay and 11-year-old Tamrah Titcombe from Lyall Bay won their age groups at last Sunday’s Capital Classic swim held in Wellington, which was the third event in the seven swim New Zealand Ocean Swim Series. Their wins in the 200m OceanKids event have secured the two talented swimmers a place each in the Jetstar Super Swim Squad, which means they will travel to Auckland with a caregiver for a weekend camp with some top name elite swimmers and coaches in April. Throughout the season, each event will give six children the opportunity to earn a place in the 36 member squad. Sophie has been a regular at the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series for several years and has participated in a variety of swimming distances, including the 3.3km option. However, this will be her first time participating in the camp. “I'm excited. I’m looking forward to improving my swimming, having fun and making new friends,” she said. Sophie took the plunge alongside her younger brother Harrison and cheering both of them on at the sidelines were family and friends, with her grandparents also coming down to watch the Capital Classic for the first time. Another cheer squad at the swim was Tamrah’s, she was supported by her mum and dad and family and friends from her swimming and surf life saving clubs.

Two Wellington girls are among those to earn places in a coveted national junior swim squad. PHOTO CREDIT: Simon Watts

It will be Tamrah’s fourth time attending the camp, as she has won her age group every year she has participated in the series. Her mum, Hirata said she was thrilled at Tamrah’s success and was well aware of the benefits of the coaching from experts like Ricks Wells and the other elite swim-

Sportsinbrief Waitangi Day a “win” for Wellington Last Saturday’s cricket one day international, where Australia won, creating a series tie between New Zealand and Australia, was a win for Wellington’s economy on a busy Waitangi weekend. Wellington City Council’s Chair of Economic Development and Arts, Jo Coughlan, said many cricket fans were not only here to see the game but experience Wellington on the holiday weekend. “Unfortunately, while the match didn’t go the Black Caps way, attendance wise, the match was one of the bigger one’s the Black Caps have seen in Wellington – outside of a Cricket World Cup match – in years, with many cricket fans from outside the region taking advan-

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tage of a long weekend stay in the capital.” Jo said there were plenty more events on this summer’s calendar that would bring millions more into Wellington’s economy. “[This] weekend’s test at the Basin Reserve between the Black Caps and Australia is looking to be a sell-out. The Chinese New Year Festival and parade will also be taking place over the weekend, at the TSB Arena and Shed 6. “Then we have the New Zealand Festival beginning in late February. This festival will pump tens of millions of dollars into the city over the month it’s on. The 2014 New Zealand Festival brought $70 million into Wellington’s economy.”

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mers who are on hand at the camp. “I can’t speak highly enough about it. Rick Wells is a legend in swimming and triathlon circles. “His easy to follow, low-key, no nonsense approach to teaching the kids how training in the water can be fun- so long as they follow a few fundamental things like listening

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