Central Leader : April 6th 2011
2 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 6, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 630 5419 Fax 630 5435 Editor Katherine Forbes email: email@example.com Sales Manager Jeff Clayton email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 52,975 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/ Friday to Balmoral, Epsom, Greenlane, Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Albert (south of railway line), Mt Eden, Mt Roskill, Morningside, New Windsor, One Tree Hill, Onehunga, Oranga, Owairaka, Penrose (not Te Papapa), Royal Oak, Sandringham, Three Kings. Unit 1.3, 72 Dominion Road. Private Bag 56910, Mt Eden. www.centralleader.co.nz GREENLANE STATION WILL BE CLOSED WHILE PLATFORM IS EXTENDED Saturday 16 April -- Sunday 1 May NO TRAINS WILL OPERATE FROM THIS STATION DURING THIS PERIOD. We apologise for any inconvenience. Note: rail monthly passes will be accepted on some Metrolink buses, maxx.co.nz or call MAXX contact centre 09 366 6400 LW_11.3.11 Meet Bill Tito DON T DESPAIR - THINK REPAIR! N.Z. Craftsman Book Repair Specialist Paper Plus Howick Thur 14th Fri 15th April 11am to 4pm 09 534 8715 Paper Plus Sylvia Park Sat 16th Sun 17th April 11am to 4pm 09 579 5343 Paper Plus Takapuna Mon 18th Tue 19th April 11am to 4pm 09 486 7472 AS SEEN ON TV! WWW.BOOKREPAIR.CO.NZ Please See MY Website ALL REPAIRS WELCOME Bill Tito Paper Plus Tour www.paperplus.co.nz ALL REPAIRS WELCOME Grants for health courses Maori students studying health related courses at a tertiary level are being encouraged to apply for Hauora Maori Scholarships to help them start or finish their studies. Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia says the scholarships are about supporting students in their studies and recognising their contribution to the community. This year a new category has been included for community health workers and I would encourage students to apply,'' she says. Hauora Maori Scholarships are funded under the Maori Provider Development Scheme to achieve greater participation by Maori in the health and disability workforce. The Health Ministry receives more than 600 applications each year for the scholarships. Application forms can be completed online at www.moh.govt.nz and close on April 8. Littlies in Christchurch not forgotten Sewing success: Midwife Anna O'Donnell takes up a machine to sew some pepi-pods for the babies of Christchurch. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By KELSEY FLETCHER Christchurch's smallest citizens are getting a helping hand. A sewing bee was held by Auckland Hospital as part of the national initiative by Change for our Children to make 1000 pepi-pods for babies in the quake-stricken city. More than 60 midwives, mothers and hospital staff aimed to make 200 of the material bassinets and over- shot their goal by making more than 280. Church and volunteer groups outside the hospital also participated and are still sending their pods in. Auckland Hospital mid- wifery educator Jude Cottrell says she was blown away by the response they received. I think it was absolutely triumphant -- people came up to me saying how they loved it,'' she says. We've just sent down 11 boxes of pepi-pods to Christ- church and they're just so grateful. They think they're alone so it's just so heartening.'' Auckland central midwife Anna O'Donnell took part because she was in the hos- pital at the time and able to help. I'm from Christchurch and it was nice to be able to help out, but I came down because we were quiet up in my ward and I could lend a hand,'' she says. Miss O'Donnell says dealing with babies every day through her work helps her appreciate what women would have felt during the earthquake. It was a drawcard for help- ing out at the sewing bee.'' Miss O'Donnell says it took each helper about 15 minutes to complete a pepi-pod. I think we made a lot. There was a good 15 people sewing at anyone time so it was good.'' The helpers all had their own table and sewing machine. Miss O'Donnell says she was surprised by how many people turned up. Everyone was in good spirits, sitting with people you've never met. It was a good buzz,'' she says. The pepi-pod is a safe sleep option for babies who are more vulnerable to accidental suffo- cation or sudden infant death syndrome.
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