Manukau Courier : February 15th 2011
5 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Manukau City Cnr Cavendish Dr & Great Sth Rd Ph: 262 3252 Otahuhu 26 Saleyards Rd Ph: 276 2119 MC15/2 Normal trading hours Manukau: Mon-Sun 7.30am -- 6.30pm Otahuhu: Mon-Sun 7.00am -- 6.30pm All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Fresh Round Beans $1.99bag Large Rockmelon & Honey Dew $2.99ea Agria Potatoes $7.99bag Navel Oranges $1.99kg Spring Onions 79¢bunch New Season Nashi Pears $2.99kg Fresh Tomatoes $3.49kg 300g Large Watermelon $3.99ea 5kg NEED A CAR NEED FINANCE Have a bad credit rating? Come and see us. We can finance beneficiaries, bad credit, overseas licence, new immigrants Phone Sanjay 276 4203 or 021 921 991 Albion Wholesale Vehicles RMVT. Cars from $5000.00 3493154AA Fat mums face more risk -- study Obese pregnant women are at greater risk of pregnancy complications, a new study says. The Scope study of obesity in more than 3000 New Zea- land and Australian pregnant women has implications for Counties Manukau, which has the highest obesity rates in the country. Professor Lesley McCowan of the Auckland University medical school says the study shows obese women face an increased risk of caesarean section and pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a severe hypertensive condition which can be dangerous for the mother. It can also have lifelong consequences for the baby, who is more likely to be born pre-term or undernourished. The Scope study's findings are backed up by a similar study in the United Kingdom, Professor McCowan says. The Scope study found that 25 percent of overweight women and 36 percent of obese women who went into labour at full term delivered by caesarean, compared to 18 percent of women with a nor- mal body weight,'' she says. The UK study showed only 55 percent of women with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 35 gave birth naturally.'' Caesarean delivery in big- ger women is associated with higher risks and also increased health care costs. The risk of pre-eclampsia also increased with increased BMI.'' Other complications in- clude gestational diabetes, induction of labour, pulmon- ary embolism, postpartum haemorrhage and infection. In addition, the baby has an increased risk of congeni- tal abnormality, being still- born or dying in the neonatal period, and being overweight at birth. These overweight babies are more likely to grow up and become obese children.'' The studies show the link between obesity and poor health in pregnancy is a prob- lem across all Western countries, including those such as Australia and New Zealand with higher obesity rates. And the rate of compli- cations is likely to continue to rise as obesity levels increase, she says. A 2006-2007 New Zealand survey found 55 percent of adult women were over- weight or obese. Lament to mother inspires exhibition A song of art: Artist Ahota'e'iloa Toetu'u with his painting Hala Paini or Road of Pines, which features in his solo exhibition The Day That Never Came. Photo: MELISSA KINEALY By MELISSA KINEALY A song written by his grand- mother is the seed for a solo art exhibition by Ahota'e'iloa Toetu'u. Called The Day That Never Came, it's an intensely per- sonal exhibition. His paintings are inspired by the lyrics of his late grandmother's lament to her daughter, Ahota'e'iloa's mother, who died giving birth to him. I wanted to do something for her,'' Ahota'e'iloa says. Born in Tonga but raised in Otara from the age of three, he's a graduate of the Manu- kau School of Visual Arts. His art includes traditional Tongan images --- tapa cloth patterns, the eagle symbol of his father's village and ngatu 'uli, a black bark cloth worn for funerals. I have used my own kupesi, geometric grid, the Christian cross and an old deity to tell the story of my own life and influences as a Tongan.'' Equally important in his art is the Tongan language. His grandmother's lyrics are on the gallery wall in Tongan and English beside the paintings. Tongan words are very meaningful and it was important for me to translate it to the public,'' Ahota'e'iloa says. When he's not painting, Ahota'e'iloa is a teacher at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. The Day That Never Came is on until March 4 at the Mangere Arts Centre --- Nga Tohu o Uenuku. Entry is free. Visit www.manukau courier.co.nz to see Ahota'e'iloa Toetu'u talk about his art.
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