Manukau Courier : January 14th 2011
5 MANUKAU COURIER, JANUARY 14, 2011 NEWS See more in store. Excludes already reduced yellow sticker items. Not in conjunction with any other offer. While stocks last. Range may vary between stores. TWL14577 All stores open until at least 8pm daily OR SHOP ONLINE Mosgiel store open until at least 6pm www.thewarehouse.co.nz $14 NOW EA $1350 NOW FROM NESDAY 12TH to TUESDAY 18th January CAESAR SANDAL SEE IN STORE FOR MORE STYLES! HOT PRICE S i t E l d l d d d ll ti k it N ti j ti ith th ff Whil t k GET IN QUICK! OFFERS VALID FROM WED ALL BACK 2 SCHOOL FOOTWEAR 5% OFF 2 IN BRIEF Online results Students waiting for NCEA results can now check them online. Result notices are due to be mailed out from Monday but candidates can get them earlier online by logging on to the NZQA website. Deputy chief executive Bali Haque says it's the first time students will be able to check their results online before getting them in the post. ''This information enables all students to see their examination results.'' Documents including NCEA certificates can also be ordered online. To view results, candidates need their National Student Number which they can get from the NZQA call centre on 0800-697-296. Go to www.nzqa.govt.nz to log in. Artist's residency Artists looking to get out of their comfort zone now have a chance to live somewhere different while still being creative. Applications are now open for the 2011 Auckland Regional Parks artist in residence. One successful artist will gettoliveinahomeina regional park and work there for up to eight weeks. The resident artist will live in either Tawharanui or Mahurangi Regional Parks. Go to www.auckland council.govt.nz for information. Applications close on February 18. Driving home healthy eating New take on life: Eating well and exercising is all in a day's work for Mahe Ha'unga since he graduated with a certificate in Pacific nutrition. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY By MELISSA KINEALY MANY Pacific people's lives are based around food but one man is on a mission to help them change their eating atti- tudes. Otara real estate agent and property manager Mahe Ha'unga is newly qualified with a Heart Foundation cer- tificate in Pacific nutrition. He feels like he's come into fresh air'' now he's eating properly and losing weight, he says. The foundation's Pacific Heartbeat team designed the certificate to help change eat- ing habits in Pacific communi- ties and fight obesity and heart disease. It addresses the high fat, sugar and salt content in tra- ditional Pacific diets and teaches students techniques to modify their eating habits and control portion sizes. For Pacific people food is a way for us to show appreci- ation but I want our people to look at their food choices,'' Mr Ha'unga says. Everything we do we base around food.'' The father-of-four is one of 63 people who graduated after completing the certificate course in December. He was 165kg when he started the course and has lost 27kg -- thanks to his new healthy eating habits and exercise. He's aiming to weigh 110kg by the middle of the year. Driving him to lose the weight is a strong desire to live longer and be around to see his grandchildren grow up. People need to eat well and exercise to keep your body working'' and with his new qualification he now knows the reasons why some foods are better than others. He's spreading healthy eat- ing and exercise messages at his Tongan church and food served at its events has changed to include nutritious sandwiches and fruits. He's also continuing with food demonstrations with his church youth group at local supermarkets. People at my church look at me and can see the visual results of eating properly. If I can do it, anyone else can do it.'' Mr Ha'unga now makes the lunches for his children, keep- ing the food as attractive as possible. I'm making different food to keep my family healthy -- we've cut back on taro and now I read the labels on food to check what's in it.'' The next certificate in Pacific nutrition course is in July. Phone Barbara Williman on 571-4643 or email barbaraw@heartfoundation. org.nz for more information.
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