Thursday July 5, 2018
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: St Anthony’s School pupils are asked: What makes a good leader?
Chloe Gallacher, Year 8 “Someone you can depend on and who is reliable and trustworthy and you can just go up and talk to them like a friend.”
Eddie Hudson, Year 8 “Someone you can look up to and rely on them to help you if you’re stuck. They go out of their way to help in times of need.”
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 news@ wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.
Emilio Bell, Year 7 “A good leader is someone who is reliable and sets good examples and shows lots of great values in their personality.”
Lauren St Just, Year 7 “I think leaders aren’t afraid of change and are willing to help anyone and anything. I think they can do what’s right for others and help no matter what.”
Olivia Napp, Year 8 “I think a leader is someone who tries hard in what they do and are honest and loyal to people they are guiding.”
Moses Mansfield, Year 7 “I think a leader is a person who persuades people to follow them and is a good friend.”
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More important things needed than Te Reo Dear Editor, What a dumb idea put forward by (Justin) Lester/(Jill) Day and supported by the Council, to change the name, and who knows what other English names, to Maori. Are these people incapable of thinking an idea through and seeing the pitfalls as well as the supposed benefits of doing this? The city has gone under the name of Wellington for over 150
years and the world knows it by that name. Can they not imagine it from a tourist point of view where there would be total confusion coming across names that they would struggle to pronounce apart from the fact that they would not know where they were going, especially if this was applied to bus destinations by renaming suburbs. This would also confuse a lot
of the locals, particularly the older people. Deputy Mayor Day reckons there is a large percentage that supports this waste-of-money idea but how many people were asked of their opinion when so much more important things need doing to improve this city. There are plenty of English names and Maori names in and around this city and it’s good to have a mix without having this
idea forced on the public. Spend the money on things that really need it, like fixing the inner-city traffic problem and creating a venue that will attract the real big-name artists here so the city can make money instead of giving it to the other main centres. [abridged] Antony Cooper. Island Bay.
The Cook Strait News has given the council an opportunity to respond. Here is its abridged reply. Dear Editor, I am pleased that the Council’s new Te Reo policy, Te Tauihu, is being debated in your publication. Te Tauihu is a positive policy. It is about adding, not taking away. It’s about embracing our uniqueness, honouring our past and heading towards a future
that sits Te Reo Maori alongside English in our city. We’re now working on our policy implementation plan. This will set the future direction for Te Tauihu and will propose any possible investment. The draft plan will then go back to Council to debate. At this stage, there is no cost
associated with the policy. We’re committed to integrating Te Tauihu into business-as-usual processes as much as possible. As an example, we now have bilingual ward names. These will be used in the material which will be produced for next year’s local body election. There will be no extra cost to using
Smoking and Hypnosis There’s never been a better time to give up smoking. Research just released has found that smoking is much more dangerous than commonly thought. Researchers have found that just one cigarette a day can still raise the risk of a heart attack or stroke to about half the risk from smoking 20 a day. The belief that cutting down reduces the risk of getting smoke related disorders may be true of cancers, but isn’t true for heart disease or stroke. Looking specifically at studies which took into account a range of factors such as age, BMI, cholesterol and blood
pressure, the team found that men smoking one cigarette a day have a 74% increased risk of coronary heart disease compared with never-smokers, while women who smoked one a day had a 119% increased risk. While it might be expected that the risks of coronary heart disease or stroke for those smoking one a day would be about 5% of that for those smoking 20 a day – as is the case for lung cancer – the risk was in fact much higher. Giving up smoking is not easy – Nicotine is present in the tobacco leaf and when a cigarette is burnt,
nicotine from the tobacco leaf is inhaled in cigarette smoke by the smoker. Nicotine then enters the bloodstream via the lungs and reaches the brain within 10 seconds of inhalation. It is as addictive as heroin. Nicotine addiction is hard to beat because it changes your brain. The brain develops extra nicotine receptors to accommodate the large doses of nicotine from tobacco. When the brain stops getting the nicotine it’s used to, the result is nicotine withdrawal. You may feel anxious, irritable, and have strong cravings.
longer or different ward names in this material. There was also no cost incurred in consulting on the names as it was part of our regular Representation Review process. This kaupapa (our principle) is just one part of Council’s many work streams. The Council delivers over 300 different services
‘Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking’, according to the largest scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit, New Scientist (vol 136 issue 1845 page 6). We at Ntrance have seen that with our own eyes, with the success of many of our clients who are still smoke free one year later. But what exactly is hypnosis? Imagine driving home from work or from the grocery store. You’ve done it hundreds of times; maybe even thousands. You know the route like the back of your hand. If it was safe to do so, you could probably drive it with your eyes closed. Given how familiar the route is
across the city each and every day. I can assure you we remain fully focused on our core work, as established in the recently ratified 10-Year Plan. Kane Patena Director, Strategy and Governance Wellington City Council
to you, your concentration wanders during the trip. You pull up into the driveway and realize that you don’t remember the last few miles of your journey. Because, believe it or not, you were in a hypnotic trance. 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.
Cook Strait News 05-07-18