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Wednesday May 23, 2018

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Is there a best age to retire? Do you have plans?

Haydn DavenportBrown, Newlands “ I haven’t thought about it yet – I’m only 18.”

Catherine William, Johnsonville “As soon as you can afford it!”

Fernando Jaya, Newlands “I don’t want to think about it! I want to stay young!”

Carol Rawson, Johnsonville “I retired last August and I love it. But you need to have savings.”

Nikki Le Quesne, Khandallah “Sixty five is a good age. Keep it as it is!”

Aiden Reilly, Wadestown “Younger is better for a balanced life.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Gap in bus consultation Dear Editor Morris Robertson is right. It would have been very appropriate to acknowledge the time and energy so many people put into the consultation and planning which has resulted in a much better Broadmeadows bus service. However there was a significant gap in the consultation: about running buses in both directions round the Broadmeadows loop. There is no record of GWRC asking those specific residents that specific ques-

tion. It was a unilateral decision. The present consequences are that instead of the current 11 stops for passengers travelling in both directions, there are now only six stops for people coming back from the city and those going to Johnsonville. Some will have to walk a great deal further from July 15 than they have to at the moment. Re visibility - dense fog is not a ‘low light condition’. On a couple of recent days it has meant 3-10 metres visibility and

caused bus drivers and passengers some interesting moments. All that needs to happen to restore peace, happiness and safety on our hill is for GWRC to decide to continue the present clockwise-only service, whichever direction the buses head when they exit Broadmeadows onto Burma Road. Trish McBride Broadmeadows

Praise for museums and galleries The Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has praised the museum and gallery sector for its dedication to conserving, documenting and sharing Aotearoa’s diverse arts, cultural and heritage treasures. Carmel Sepuloni yesteday addressed more than 200 delegates at The Museums Aotearoa annual conference, held in Christchurch. “For a relatively small country,

New Zealand’s museum and gallery sector punches well above its weight, with an impressive number of innovative places, people and ideas,” Carmel said. “There are more than 470 museums and galleries spread throughout the country, with collections that collectively tell the stories of our peoples and environment for the benefit of present and future generations. “The Government recognises

Trying to Lose Weight? The New Zealand Health Survey 2016/17 found that: around 1 in 3 adults (aged 15 years and over) were obese (32%) a further 34% of adults were overweight but not obese. 50% of Māori adults were obese. For all those striving to lose weight, Wellington clinical hypnotherapist, Daniel Steadman has one simple and clear message: STOP dieting. His experience with such clients has shown dieting to be pointless, until they can tackle the root cause of their problematic relationship with food. “There’s a reason that the pleth-

ora of fad diets that are available these days don’t work longterm,” he said. “Overcoming bad eating habits is a decision of the mind, not of the tummy. What people actually need is a mental reboot.” Very often, the ‘triggers’ of dietary problems go as far back as childhood experiences, according to Daniel. “When we’re born, our bodies are kitted out with everything they need to sense when we are hungry. Babies cry because they need nutrition, not because they want to over-indulge.”

the valuable role museums and galleries play in relation to regional and national economic growth. Supporting Maori and Pacific peoples’ cultural objectives, as well as those of other cultures, is hugely important. “Museums and galleries also play a key role in promoting a sense of community inclusion and participation. Success in this area is demonstrated by the fact the sector collectively

attracts over 12 million visitors each year. The Minister spoke ahead of a panel session considering issues around repatriation and the ongoing care of human remains held in museums and other institutions in New Zealand. “Museum practice is constantly evolving, and one development I welcome is the increasing number of ancestral or human remains in institutions around the

- Consider Virtual Gastric Banding (VGB) “Then, as we grow, experiences form habits. Maybe our parents offer us sweets or chocolate as a treat and we start to associate such things with feeling happy, content and safe. Many children have been taught to ‘clean their plate’ before they could leave the table. Others eat as though each meal is a race. These bad eating habits become more of a lifestyle choice, than a means to keep us alive and healthy.” In New Zealand, sugar addiction seems to be a very common problem. Excessive sugar is highly addictive. Happily, this problem too can readily be

overcome by hypnotherapy. Daniel rates the reverse psychology involved in dieting as also damaging. “The trouble with diets is that they focus on the negatives, like depriving ourselves, from the outset. They also accentuate an obsession with food – while they might push us to replace ‘bad’ foods with ‘good’ foods, they still have us focusing on eating all the time,” he said. “While the most successful ones might see us lose weight and achieving our weight loss goals initially, we’ll eventually fall back into our old ways.

world that are being repatriated to their countries of origin. “It is heartening to see nations, including our own, begin to acknowledge past wrongdoings and show respect for traditional knowledge and culture. “It’s also exciting to see firsthand the desire of New Zealand museums to work with each other and the Government towards a more proactive policy for repatriating koiwi”

“I often hear comments such as ‘for the first time in forty-five years, I’m no longer constantly thinking about food and I am coping with my life so much more easily, without stress’. Recently a client left a review saying that as a long time sugar addict she hadn't even sniffed chocolate since her session" says Daniel. Daniel can also help with anxiety or stress, smoking, phobias, sports performance and chronic pain. For more information, or to make a booking please contact Daniel Steadman at CapitalNtrance, Karori, Wellington. Ph: 021 203 3374.

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Independent Herald 23-05-18

Independent Herald 23-05-18  

Independent Herald 23-05-18