Central Leader : January 2nd 2013
www.centralleader.co.nz 6 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 2, 2013 NEWS Like us on facebook to have your say facebook.com/NZautocarDashboard Wishing you all the best over the summer holidays! Sit back and relax with Dash-board. View at www.dash-board.co.nz or at any of our newspapers online. Your online motoring guide issue 7 breaK-aWaY holiday programme Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-in basis. Registration essential. Ph 09 368 5611 or Email email@example.com Enrolment forms available from www.watersafe.org.nz 11-17 year olds Monday 14 - Thursday 1 Monday 21 - Thursday 2 January 2013 Lagoon Leisure and Fitness, Panmure & Cameron Pool, Mt Roskill 9am - 3pm daily FREE Includes lunch 17 24 King fellowship on offer Applications are open for the this year's Cre- ative New Zealand Michael King Writers Fellowship. The fellowship is available to established New Zealand authors of any genre who have already published a significant amount of work. It will be awarded for a significant project that will take two years or more to complete. Creative New Zea- land's literary genre priorities include auto- biography and memoir, biography, children's fiction, creative non- fiction, essays, fiction, histories, literary criti- cism, and poetry. Applications close on March 8 at 5pm. Dance the holidays away at workshops Lucky dancers: The New Zealand Dance Company and Chicago-based dance theatre company Lucky Plush Productions are teaming up for summer workshops. A quirky American dance com- pany will be putting Auckland dancers through their paces this summer. The New Zealand Dance Com- pany is hosting an international exchange with Chicago-based dance theatre company Lucky Plush Productions which will be offering workshops at Unitec this month. New Zealand Dance Company youth engagement officer Lucy Lynch says the workshops will improve participants' dance skills while exposing them to other forms of contemporary dance. Lucky Plush Productions is bringing its distinct collaborative, improvisatory choreography pro- cess to the professional workshops as the team begins research for their next work. The professional workshops are open to all actors, dancers and physical theatre artists at tertiary and professional levels. Dancers aged 13 years and over with training in ballet, contem- porary, jazz or street dance keen to expand their movement vocabu- lary can sign up for summer school classes. Lucky Plush choreographers will lead the workshops teaching contemporary and jazz which will enhance skills in improvisation, acting technique, presentation and character development. The workshops run from Janu- ary 28 to February 1 at Unitec, Mt Albert. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Whooping cough shots for women Free whooping cough immunisa- tions are now available to all preg- nant women. From January 1 all women between 28 and 38 weeks preg- nant are able to get a free Boostrix vaccine from their GPs to help protect newborn babies from the serious disease. Health Minister Tony Ryall says international research shows the most effective way to protect babies before they can be immun- ised is to vaccinate the mother during pregnancy so antibodies are passed on to the baby. Since August 2011 New Zea- land has had an outbreak of whooping cough. In that time there has been 6700 notified cases of whooping cough, more than 200 of those were babies who needed hospital treatment. Babies are most vulnerable to whooping cough,'' Mr Ryall says. The severe coughing can cause babies to stop breathing and can lead to blindness, brain damage and in severe cases, death.'' Whooping cough is highly con- tagious. Figures show that 70 per cent of babies who contract the disease within their first few weeks of life catch it from close family members. The free vaccinations aim to reduce the impact on those most vulnerable to the disease, Mr Ryall says. They will be available until the outbreak finishes.
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