Manukau Courier : November 9th 2010
6 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 9, 2010 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 8th Nov - Sun 14th Nov. All Stores Open 7 Days The Mad Butcher - Your Local Butcher with the Best Range, Quality and Low Prices! Mad Butcher Tender Breast Chicken Fillets only10 $ .99 kilo Fresh Tegel Size 20 Chickens Mad Butcher Genuine Chicken Sausages only9 $ .95 each only3 $ .99 kilo The Mad Butcher Mega BBQ Pack! 20 $ All of this for Only • 8 BBQ Steaks •10BBQ Sausages • 10 BBQ Patties •1xGarlic Bread Fresh Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel only13 $ .99 kilo Boneless Chicken Breast Fillets lightly basted to be extra tender, moist & tasty! Diabetes Awareness Week 16 -- 22 November www.diabetesauckland.org.nz IN BRIEF Help for fathers Being a dad can be a hard job and the Manukau Parents Centre wants to help. They're hosting an open discussion called Daddy and Me by Harald Breiding-Buss, the founder of Father and Child Trust. He will talk about what babies learn from dads, how babies' brains develop with different stimulation, and attachment and relationship- building. Daddy and Me is at the Wattle Downs Golf Course on November 15 from 7pm- 9pm. Cost $5. Complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits. Contact Linda on 263-7778 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book. New law on tobacco Retail tobacco displays are to be banned under tighter laws that associate health minister Tariana Turia hopes will be step towards a tobacco-free nation. ''Tobacco casts a long shadow of death and disease that has touched almost every household in New Zealand,'' she says. The tighter controls include prohibiting visible displays of any tobacco products and voiding any agreements covering trade rates and discounts for selling tobacco. The Smokefree Environments Act will be amended to introduce instant fines for retailers selling tobacco to people under 18. 10 years of turning out teachers Happy birthday: Kara Marsters and Mark Selwyn celebrate 10 years of the Auckland University bachelor of education degree programme By JESSIE COLQUHOUN Ten years of teachers is being celebrated by Manukau Insti- tute of Technology. It's been a decade since Auckland University's bach- elor of education degree was first delivered at MIT. The first batch of just 16 education students was enrolled in the Manukau pro- gramme in 2000, most of them Pacific or Maori students from the local area. That number's grown steadily and now MIT boasts 300 graduates teaching in more than 80 schools, mostly in south and east Auckland. To mark the 10th anniver- sary MIT threw a party with guests including graduates, current students and past and current teaching staff. One of the current crop of MIT students celebrating the anniversary is Kara Mar- sters. She has overcome personal tragedy to study and is now well on the way to a teaching career. After leaving school at 17, she worked in a warehouse, as a car groomer and swim- ming instructor before returning to study for her bachelor of education at MIT. Tragically, her fiance died after a stroke and Kara took a year out before continuing her studies. Now in her third year of studying, Kara met her new partner Mark Selwyn at the start of this year. Mark is enrolled in the same degree at MIT but is taking some time out to con- centrate on his rugby career with the Counties Manukau Steelers. Kara plans to become a high school teacher and qualified school counsellor. Fruit and veggies a recipe to healthy living Are you among the 42 percent of adults in Counties Manu- kau who eat five or more servings of fruit and vege- tables every day? Eating at least three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit each day is recommended as an important part of a healthy diet and a healthy lifestyle. Spring is a great time to eat more fruit and vegetables each day because there are more varieties available at this time of year. You can try adding a green lettuce salad to your dinner, eating fruit as a snack or cut- ting up all your fruit and mixing it together for a tasty dessert. A serving of fruit or vege- tables is anything that is fresh, frozen, canned or stewed and fits into the palm of your hand. One cup of salad counts as one of the five recommended daily servings. Spring is also the perfect time to think about growing fruit and vegetables in your own backyard. New plant growth happens best at this time of the year, when the weather is warmer. Beetroot, beans, carrots, lettuce, kumara, sweetcorn, peas, potatoes, taro and silverbeet can all be planted at this time. Gardening not only gives you low-cost, fresh fruit and vegetables for the dinner table but is also a great way of getting some physical activity and spending quality time with family and friends. Eating the recommended amount of fruit and vege- tables each day is an import- ant part of good health. Fruit and vegetables are better for you than processed foods or takeaways, which tend to be high in salt, sugar and fat. As part of a healthy diet, they can also help you man- age your weight or lose weight, which in turn lowers your risk of developing health conditions like diabetes, heart disease and cancer. One in 12 adults in Counties Manukau has diabetes, with higher rates in our Pacific, South Asian and Maori com- munities. Eating fruit and vegetables as part of a healthy diet, alongside doing more physi- cal activity and being a healthy body weight, can help us all lower our risk of illness in future and enjoy better health today. November is 5+ A Day fruit and vegetable month. Check out www.5aday.co.nz for recipes and more information.
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