Eastern Courier : May 25th 2011
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It also provides an opportunity to attract visitors and showcase talented people in our community and our unique cultural heri- tage. Mr Brown will launch the Matariki Festival 2011 at a special func- tion tomorrow. Given more Maori live here than in any other city in the world it is great to see the Mata- riki Festival going from strength to strength and I encourage everyone to brighten up their lives this winter by taking advantage of the events and activities. Visit www.matariki festival.org.nz for more information including details of all events. Appeals lodged on plan changes By MATT BOWEN Community appeals have been filed against two controversial devel- opment proposals. But it could be 18 months before the Pohutukawa Coast Com- munity Association argues its case in the Environment Court. District plan changes 30 and 30A were given the okay in March. They would allow for large-scale residential development on 125 hectares south of Beach- lands as well as a busi- ness zone with a Count- down supermarket at Beachlands roundabout. Association chairman Cameron Butler expects to wait up to two years for a day in court. We are asking for plan change 30 to be re- evaluated, Mr Butler says. In particular look at whether it should be staged or, alternatively, whether other sensible growth options can actu- ally be incorporated within Beachlands, whether there s some intensification possible. Mr Butler says the association disagrees with the amount of growth the council says is required for the area. They re treating us as a standard Auckland suburb, one that s within the metropolitan urban limit, but we re not. And 30A is the wrong spot for a business pre- cinct, he says. The association will be push- ing to have it overturned in its entirety. Mr Butler says prop- erty owners within the plan change 30 zone have also lodged appeals. The association is also keen to hear from Pine Harbour marina berth owners or users to dis- cuss the potential loss of marine facilities associ- ated with Pine Harbour Holdings private plan change 34. $44m for dementia Alzheimers New Zealand has welcomed the budget announcement of $44m to dementia over the next four years. It says this funding commitment shows Governments recognition of the looming dementia crisis. The budget announce- ment comes as Alzhei- mers New Zealand enters into the second year of its National Dementia Strategy, launched in May 2010. This authoritive docu- ment responds to the col- lective needs of the wider dementia community, including people with dementia, their carers and family/whanau, dementia support workers and their respective organisations, residential care providers and dementia specific health profes- sionals. The National Dementia Strategy indicates the areas of priority that need to be addressed to better the quality of life for those who face the daily chal- lenge of living with dementia. Its develop- ment led to eight action points, some of which have already been implemented, but all require investment in order to be realised. Alzheimer s New Zea- land national director, Johan Vos, says the budget announcement is a step in the right direc- tion. The dementia com- munity has long recognised the need for greater cooperation between all dementia response agencies in order to best prepare New Zealand for the expected epidemic of dementia over the coming years. The National Dementia Strategy demonstrated the consistent needs of the sector and identified a practical approach to positive change. This commitment from Government adds to that collaboration and we welcome continued investment in order for us to fulfil our promise to people living with dementia in our local communities. Now that we have a significant investment from Govern- ment to address the pressing issues of quality care for advanced and acute dementia cases, as well as better supports for carers through res- pite, we can focus on building better strategies and securing the funding needed to support people living with dementia in the home, he says. Weight Watchers awards Weight Watchers is searching for New Zealand s most amazing health and lifestyle transformation story with the official launch of the 2011 Weight Watchers Healthy Life Awards (HLA). Healthy weight-loss, overcoming weight- related disease, and long-term lifestyle change are just a few of the criteria that will decide the 2011 winner of this long-running event which has seen New Zealand entrants lose a total of more than 22,000kgs since 2001. The awards are open to individuals that have lost weight following the Weight Watchers pro- gramme to be within a healthy weight range (BMI), with the ultimate winner crowned HLA New Zealand Slimmer of the Year. The awards also aim to encourage healthier lifestyles in the wider community with Family of the Year and Workplace of the Year categories. All contenders can enter at www.healthy lifeawards.co.nz. An array of prizes are on offer - the winner gets a week s holiday for two to the Cook Islands, fly- ing with Air NZ.
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