Kapi-Mana News : February 14th 2012
10 KAPI-MANA NEWS, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 NEWS Re-discover the treats of ye olde country at BRITISH WEEK Monday, 13th - Sunday, 19th February 2012 Enjoy a special lunch of fish & chips for only a 'fiver' from our Service Deli, plus lots more special low prices on our many British meal solutions! Terms and conditions apply. Only at New World Porirua City, Lyttelton Avenue, Porirua / Phone: (04) 237 0012 / Opening Hours: 7am-11pm, 7 days NW/140212/KAPI As part of the celebrations, we invited the British High Commissioner, Vicki Treadell CMG MVO along to the store to see our new range of products. It's British week here at Porirua New World. Due to customer demand, we have re-stocked our shelves with a wider range of your old favourites and at better prices, thanks to a new source of supply. High Tea for 5 at The British High Commissioner's residence, Homewood, Wellington. All customers need do is purchase any one of the many British products on sale, write their name on the back of their Porirua New World supermarket docket and drop it in the box located at the checkouts. The prize will be drawn on Monday 20th February at 10am in-store. Come in-store to find great deals everyday on produce, meat, wine & beer, bakery and more... Confidence in Tawa's teens By ANDREA O'NEIL Wardrobe inspiration: Darlene Nicholls is seeking 30 teenage girls from Tawa to take part in a self-esteem workshop. A new wardrobe can do you wonders, as 30 Tawa teenage girls are set to find out. Tawa finance worker Darlene Nicholls is organising a free self- confidence workshop for 30 young women, inspired by clothing char- ity Dress for Success (DFS). Ms Nicholls discovered DFS, which gives needy women clothing for work and job interviews, when she was made redundant in 2010. She then became involved in its Wellington social club and was flown to Dallas, Texas, last July for an international DFS conven- tion. Listening to inspirational women speakers, from television comediennes to finance and budgeting experts, made her want to stage a motivational event here. I've come back full of enthusi- asm,'' she says. It's an oppor- tunity to give back to the com- munity.'' Girls aged 15 to 18 are Ms Nicholls' target for her Emerge'' workshop, as she believes they are at a vulnerable age and are deal- ing with more problems than many adults realise. Some really heavy stuff is going on,'' says the mother of two teenage girls. Issues to be discussed at Emerge include cancer, underage sex, rape, drug and alcohol abuse, pregnancy, abortion, unemploy- ment, living rough, suicide and self-harm. There will be plenty of fun to lighten the mood, however. Cityfitness gym will stage activities to help break the ice, and there will be a makeup and clothes session, prize giveaways and motivational speakers. It'll be fun day with some serious stuff in there as well,'' Ms Nicholls says. Girls can be nominated to the workshop by their peers and mentors, with Ms Nicholls plan- ning to distribute nomination forms at Tawa College, medical centres and churches. The ideal nominee is a young woman who might be going through some tough issues, isn't street smart, or needs a confi- dence boost, she says. It's all to do with self- confidence and self-esteem. Confi- dent women tend to make better life decisions.'' Only Tawa girls are eligible at this stage, as Ms Nicholls' funding is Tawa-specific. Sponsors are also being sought to donate cash or goods prizes for the workshop attendees. The workshop is on Saturday, April 28, at Tawa Community Centre from 9am to 4.30pm. To nominate a young woman for the Emerge workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Measles cases up By ANDREA O'NEIL Children as young as 12 months are being encouraged to get vaccinated after three cases of measles hit Porirua in January. All three cases are thought to be linked to a teenager who holidayed in South Auckland over Christmas. Two relatives of the teenager then contracted the dis- ease. Vaccination is the only effective protection from measles, Hutt Valley immunisation co-ordinator Tracey Green says. Porirua's immunisation rate is 87 per cent, below the safe level of 95 per cent recommended by health authorities. Children are usually vaccinated against measles at 15 months and again at four years, but parents can get their babies vaccinated at 12 months, Ms Green says. While the first vaccination gives good protection, children can get their second dose just one month after the first if parents wish, Ms Green says. The second dose will give protection for life. Vaccinations are free for chil- dren and adults. Patients should book an appointment with a nurse directly, Ms Green says. Adults born before 1969 are mostly immune to measles, but any adult worried about the dis- ease is welcome to book a vacci- nation appointment.
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