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Creative Communities Scheme
Open for Applications
If you are planning a collaborative art project in your community, we could
have funding for you.
The Creative Communities Scheme supports projects that:
* encourage young people to participate in art
* support diverse cultural traditions and contemporary cultural arts
* enable local communities to participate in arts activities
Your project could be in film, theatre, visual arts, music , digital arts, dance,
new media or another art form.
Applications close 24 February 2012.
Visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/funding or phone 09 301 0101 for
more information. Come to an information session for help with applying.
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Whangaparaoa Dental Centre
The Plaza, Whangaparaoa
Phone/Fax: 424 5294
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Trusted services at
Safe hands: Kate Sheppard midwives
have delivered more than 10,000
Every woman wants the best poss-
ible experience as she looks for-
ward to the birth of her child.
A woman s confidence -- and the
ability to give birth and to care for
her baby -- are to a large extent
dependent on the environment
she is in and the standard of mid-
wifery care she experiences.
Kate Sheppard Midwifery
understands this. With a stead-
fast commitment to the safety and
well-being of patients, they offer a
friendly, dependable and trust-
Kate Sheppard Midwifery has
been in operation since 2000.
Since then, their well qualified
and well regarded team have con-
fidently delivered more than
10,000 beautiful babies into the
From their comfortable recep-
tion area to their new clinic rooms
on Rosedale Rd, the practice
provides a warm and friendly
atmosphere that helps put ner-
vous mothers-to-be at ease.
You ll be under the care of
highly experienced and qualified
professionals, including Kate
Sheppard s obstetricians Paul
Henderson and Ammar Al Abid;
paediatrician Guy Bloomfield and
a team of 12 midwives, who all
aim to provide excellent maternity
and birthing care.
There s no doubt that choosing
a LMC, or lead maternity carer,
can be overwhelming for some
women. At Kate Sheppard Mid-
wifery they have a pregnancy con-
sultant who can inform you of all
your options of care to enable you
to choose the form of care you will
be most comfortable with.
They have a group of indepen-
dent midwives who will provide
friendly professional care during
your pregnancy, your labour and
birth and up until four to six
weeks after the birth of your baby.
They offer private specialist
obstetric shared care options
should you decide that you want
to have a specialist obstetrician
involved in your pregnancy care
and your labour and birthing care.
It is also important to note that
Kate Sheppard provides a totally
free midwifery care service which
is funded by the New Zealand
Ministry of Health.
The only charge you have to pay
is when you choose to have
specialist obstetric care.
For an appointment call 489-1437
or visit Unit 8D Rosedale Office
Park, 331 Rosedale Rd, Albany. For
more information visit
Eating eggs keeps you alert
New research at Cambridge Uni-
versity in the UK has found that
going to work on an egg may be
sound advice: Scientists there
have discovered that egg proteins
help people stay awake and alert
during the working day.
The study, published in the
November 2011 issue of the
journal Neuron, suggests that
specialised cells in the brain are
able to translate different diets
into different patterns of activity --
and also measure dietary balance.
The research team focused on
cells called orexin-hypocretin
neurons that transmit signals for
wakefulness and energy.
Too much glucose sugar
activity, causing after-meal sleepi-
ness as experienced during the
activity can also result in narco-
lepsy -- a disorder marked by the
sudden onset of sleep -- and has
been linked to weight gain.
Protein-rich meals on the other
hand are more effective at promot-
ing wakefulness and arousal.
The Cambridge team found that
protein components of the type
found in egg whites stimulated
the neurons much more than
other nutrients, the amino acids
in the egg whites appearing to
stop glucose from blocking the
Senior study author, Dr Denis
Burdakov, says further: We
found that activity in the orexin/
hypocretin system is regulated by
macronutrient balance rather
than simply by the caloric content
of the diet, suggesting that the
brain contains not only energy-
sensing cells, but also cells that
can measure dietary balance.
British Egg Information Service
nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton
says: This study provides yet
more proof that eggs are a
As well as being rich in
vitamins, minerals and protein,
eggs make us feel fuller for longer
after meals, thus helping with
This latest study confirms the
benefits of the special proteins
found in eggs. Another good
reason to go to work on an egg!
Takapuna in gear
for busy weekend
Flying start: Athletes charge into the water for the start of the women's elite section
of the Contact tri series Takapuna 2011.
Photo: BEN WATSON
Go to www.northharbour news.co.nz
to see Takapuna Beach Cup action at
its last event on Takapuna beach last
It s set to be Takapuna s biggest week-
Some 11,000 people are expected to
fill the area for several events being
held over the course of the weekend.
Takapuna will host the Takapuna
Beach Cup and Contact Energy Tri
Series Takapuna as well as its weekly
Sunday market this weekend.
Some of the All Blacks will also be
making an appearance with the Rugby
World Cup at Takapuna Primary
Down the road in Devonport another
8000 to 10,000 people are expected at
More FM s Devonport Food, Wine and
And organisers are expecting it all to
go off without a hitch.
All events must have good traffic
management plans in place, Devon-
port Takapuna Local Board chairman
Chris Darby says.
We are always reviewing events
and thinking of getting more people
here on buses and the ferry.
Mr Darby says three of these events
were on in the same weekend last
Disruptions to bus services and road
closures could be a problem, Takapuna
Business Association general manager
Peter White says.
The association is encouraging
people to use free parking facilities
that are provided.
Mr White hopes the number of
people in the area will boost retail
Takapuna is ideal to host large
events and it creates vibrancy and
excitement, he says.
Takapuna Beach Cup events direc-
tor Lance Richards says this weekend
was chosen because of the tides and
the need to have space on the sand to
set the 45-metre canoes.
We have it here because it has good
shopping facilities and accommo-
dation, plus it s on the Hauraki Gulf,
Mr Richards says.
Devonport Food, Wine and Music
festival events manager Gavin Bush
says historically the festival has
always been on the third weekend of
When it first started back in 1990 on
the North Shore there were not many
events, Mr Bush says.
It may have been beneficial to
spread it over a few weekends but I m
not sure of the other events schedules
and it may not have been possible.
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