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Do you get the winter blues and reach for comfort
foods to satisfy you?
I used to until I remembered my Mum's nourishing
hot soups which greeted us coming home on cold
wet days. My favourite and still is, was Pea and
Ham which you make with a bacon or ham bone
boiled until the meat falls off, then add a cup of Bin
Inn soup mix which is full of lentils and barley, and
usually I find whatever is in the pantry like parsnip,
celery, carrots, onions, and a bit of parsley. If you
don't like meat, miso makes a good flavouring, or
NZ seaweed which is now instore.
This soup is never the same each time we make it.
I pot it up for the freezer so there is always
something good to eat at the end of a long day.
Other soups we enjoy are pumpkin and kumera
(ask about the secret ingredient), and minestrone
which is an entire meal in itself. We have many good
recipes to share here as all our staff love to cook.
Hopefully there won't be a need for the crash diet
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Statistics show a crash
occurs every 30 minutes
The NZTA has compiled intersection
crash statistics for the most recent
five-year period for which complete
data is available.
This covers 2006 to 2010.
New Zealand Transport Authority
spokesman Andy Knackstedt says
the crash figures show during that
period an average of 16,250 crashes
were reported at intersections on
New Zealand roads every year.
Broken down further, this equates
to an average of 312 intersection
crashes per week or 45 intersection
crashes per day -- meaning there is
a crash at an intersection on New
Zealand roads every 30 minutes.
In Northland there were 1.2
crashes per day at Northland inter-
Fresh faces take charge
of city's youth network
Cool connection: Whangarei Youth Network facilitator Sapi Iuliano, left, and administrator Jolene Irving are excited
about their new roles.
Photo: DENISE PIPER
By DENISE PIPER
The welfare of young people is in
good hands with fresh faces lead-
ing the Whangarei Youth Net-
The network supports and con-
nects all of the district s youth
services and agencies.
Since its inception five years
ago the network has been run by
Briarley Birch from Te Ora Hou.
But this year Briarley is taking
a step back and has passed the
baton to other leaders.
New administrator Jolene
Irving says Briarley has left large
shoes to fill -- testament to her
commitment to the volunteer role.
It s going to take three lots of
people to fill her shoes and just do
her one role.
Jolene is taking on adminis-
tration, which includes keeping
the 120 members connected
through regular emails.
The work is part of her role as
Whangarei District Council s com-
munity services adviser.
Iuliano is the new facilitator,
conducting the monthly meetings
and ensuring everyone is heard.
She is no stranger to youth
needs. She helped to run
Whangaruru Youth Week last
year and made a presentation to
young people at an indigenous
conference in Hawaii in 2010.
Sapi now works at Youth Tran-
sition Services, where her role
includes teaching young people
how to be safe and responsible
with alcohol through a pro-
gramme called Dressing the Part.
Sapi is also a member of a youth
forum called Higher Ground,
which wants to set up a youth
space in Whangarei.
The role of co-ordinator for the
Whangarei Youth Network is
unfilled at this stage and is being
run by a steering group with rep-
resentatives from the council,
Manaia Primary Health Organis-
ation, Youth Transition Services
and Te Ora Hou.
The co-ordinator is responsible
for funding, strategic planning
and youth sector training. Jolene
says it is a huge role and is
The Whangarei Youth Network
meets on the first Monday of the
Sapi says the meetings are open
to anyone who wants to work with
It s about keeping all the youth
networks connected but also about
allowing people in the community
to have their say.
National Youth Week is also a
focus and this year it will run
from May 19 to 27.
Email email@example.com for
more information on the network.
Robot spreads the
word on e-waste
E-waste robot: The robot is
made entirely from e-waste.
A robot made of elec-
tronic waste is teaching
local businesses how to
be clean and green.
Eco Solutions -- a non-
profit organisation pro-
viding education and
-- took their robot along
to a monthly environ-
mental networking meet-
ing called Green Drinks.
Eco Solutions manager
Monique Portegys says
they wanted to get the
message across to busi-
ness leaders about the
importance of recycling
The robot s message
is that it is vital to
recycle your e-waste so
we can keep those toxic
materials from getting
into the environment,
recycling and over the
last four months has col-
lected over two tonnes of
The new national net-
work of e-Cycle sites
replaces the eDay pro-
gramme canned by the
Government last year to
find more long-term
Charges for recycling
e-waste range from $5
for a laptop or desktop
box, to $145 for a com-
puter monitor and $20
for a television set.
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