Eastern Courier : March 16th 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 16, 2011 NEWS Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971 www.madbutcher.co.nz You Won't Know How Good We Are Until You've Tried Us! Mad Butcher Country Pork Sausages Offers valid from Mon 14th Mar - Sun 20th Mar. All Stores Open 7 Days only5 $ .99 kilo Tray 30 Country Life Size 7 Eggs Fresh Lamb Shoulder Chops only10 $ .99 kilo ( plain , crumbed or marinated ) Fresh Tegel Size 18 Chickens only8 $ .95 each ( plain or seasoned ) Fresh Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel Only $13.99 kilo Breakfast & Brunch Super Savers! for only8 $ .95 pack Rindless Middle Bacon 700 gram pack for only5 $ .95 tray McCains Large Hash Browns 2 kilo Bag ( approximately 26 per bag ) for only8 $ .95 bag Free Fertility Information Seminar • Causes of infertility • Options for treatment • The IVF experience • Counselling and support This free seminar aims to provide information and options to anyone experiencing difficulties in achieving pregnancy. A Fertility Associates doctor, counsellor, embryologist and nurse will all be available to answer any questions about fertility issues. Tuesday 29 March 2011, 7.00 -- 8.30pm Level 2, Ascot Central (The Fertility Associates building) 7 Ellerslie Racecourse Drive, Remuera To register or for more information Phone: 09 925 5924 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.fertilityassociates.co.nz A taste of good old days Kids got a taste of the old days at the National Children's Day event at Howick Historical Vil- lage. Herbal remedies for sick kids, house work and strict school lessons were all part of life. But there were also Victorian sweets and Punch and Judy shows. A midwifery career is born Inspiration: Stephanie Hill was inspired to become a midwife after the birth of her daughter Saamiya. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS By NICOLA WILLIAMS When Stephanie Hill's daughter was born four years ago so was a career in midwifery. The 22-year-old graduate says she couldn't have picked a better job. I wanted to help and empower other women.'' She says it's a career others should consider in light of the midwifery shortage the Counties Manukau District Health Board has been battling for a number of years. I like being involved in the birth experience because it's such a significant time for people. Every birth is different and it makes us feel good that we can help women through it. It's the joy and appreciation, it's an extraordinary feeling.'' The Flat Bush resident is enjoying her position at the Papakura Maternity Clinic. She says some people com- ment that she looks too young to be a midwife but it's usually the mothers of the women in labour who voice it more. Their attitudes change after she has started working with them and they realise they are in good hands, she says. The hardest part is seeing some of the circumstances people live in but Miss Hill can't see herself doing anything else. Her mother went through the course with her and the pair graduated together. Health board chief medical officer Don Mackie says he is optimistic the new graduates will help ease the shortage. The midwife shortage is something that has rolled on for alongtimebutwehaveabitof a boost now.'' He says it's been an emphasis of the board's scholarship pro- gramme to support those who want to enter the profession. It's an interesting career path in that it's often one women enter later in life after they have had children them- selves. There are challenges for people who want to study if they have families so I think the scholarships are really important in supporting that.'' Dr Mackie says the board has also been promoting a variety of health careers to students. We had a conference here about four years ago where some of the secondary school principals said all their students knew about health was Shortland Street.'' He says student perception of health careers was often limited to doctors and nurses. Go to www.cmdhb.org.nz for information about health careers.
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