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TE POARI HAUORA A ROHE O TAI POUTINI
Health Promoter (Maori Health)
Seek to improve population health outcomes through the
implementation of health promotion programmes.
This role comes in two parts:
1. These programmes will have a focus on Maori health including alcohol,
smoke free and nutrition.
2. These programmes will have a focus on nutrition as a whole.
Ideally, we are looking for a person with qualifications and/or experience in nutrition
and also experience in providing Maori health promotion.
While ideally this is a full-time position, we are interested in hearing from anyone
with experience and/or qualifications in either or both nutrition and/or Maori health
This work will involve working with staff from Community and Public Health, the
West Coast DHB, PHO and NGOs providing health promotion advice and support
including evidence of best practice and appropriate evaluation methods.
Critical to the role will be your ability to manage process, deliver on tight timeframes and
demonstrate a high level of accuracy. Your attention to detail will be second to none and
your initiative and outstanding interpersonal skills will make you a great team player.
This is a 12 month fixed term role and may be a fulltime or part time (hours to be
View the position description and apply online, or for further information please
contact Phil Adamson, Recruitment Specialist on (03) 378 6227.
Our team is working for justice ...
Will you join us?
Part-Time 20 hours per week
District Court, Greymouth
This is an exciting opportunity for a proactive and adaptable person who
has the necessary specialist knowledge, skills and experience to make a
major contribution to assisting victims of crime through the court process.
You will be part of a team responsible for delivering high quality advisory
support to victims of crime. You will be required to provide information to
victims engaged with the service, and facilitate their ability to participate in
the criminal justice system. You will need to be non judgmental and have the
ability to retain neutrality while providing a safe and confidential service.
Your skills as an excellent communicator will enable you to work confidently
and professionally in challenging circumstances and in an environment that
requires sound judgement and expertise.
A relevant tertiary qualification is desirable and experience in the sector is
The successful applicant will be a member of the team of Victim Advisors
in the Wellington, Nelson, West Coast, and Marlborough District and High
Courts. A current driver’s licence is essential.
For more information, please visit our website careers.justice.govt.nz
Vacancy No. 26213. Applications close Thursday, 5 February 2015.
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Community Education Classes
Or phone 768 9998
A NEW START!!
Computers for Everyday Life
Learners Licence Workshop
Spanish for Beginners - Greymouth
Sewing - Tuesday evenings
Dog Obedience Training
Starts February 16
Make your own soap
Hoktika, March 1
Baby Sign Language
Workshop March 6
NZ Sign Language
Beginners Weekend - March
Understanding the Treaty
Weekend March 28/29
Beginners Yoga Classes
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF ROAD STATE
HIGHWAY 7 AHAURA RIVER BRIDGE
Pursuant to the Government Roading Powers Act
1989, notice is hereby given that for the purpose of
Bridge Repairs the following road will be closed to
all vehicular traffic for the period indicated hereunder.
State Highway 7 at the Ahaura River Bridge, Ahaura,
Grey Valley between Reefton and Greymouth.
Bridge will be closed from 10pm to 6am:
• Sunday night 1 February – Thursday morning 5
• Sunday night 8 February – Friday morning 13
• Sunday night 15 February – Friday morning 20
• Sunday night 22 February – Friday morning 27
• Sunday night 1 March – Thursday morning 5 March.
In the event of an emergency, please contact
Sicon-Ferguson Ltd on 021 1800 149.
An alternative route is available from Ikamatua via Grey
District Council Atarau Road to Stillwater.
The NZ Transport Agency apologises for any
inconvenience caused to motorists.
WEST COAST NETWORK OUTCOMES
Services South East NZ is a privately owned and
operated family based business specialising in
civil construction and maintenance works. SSE
NZ has been short listed for the tender phase for
the NZTA's West Coast Network Outcomes
Contract (NOC). We are seeking expressions of
interest from subcontractors and suppliers to
work with our company over the initial seven
year term, in the following key areas:
• Vegetation Management
• Aggregate supply
• Lighting maintenance and repair
• Pavement Stabilisation
• Emergency Support/Plant Hire
Expressions of interest should be made to Justin
Dempsey (firstname.lastname@example.org) by e-mailing
your area of interest, together with a brief
company profile, previous experience, and
contact details by February 12, 2015.
BRAND new two bed-
room townhouse, Mars-
den Road location,
$320pw. Phone 021 346
FRANCIS Barnett 1956,
fully restored, immacu-
late condition. $3000.
Phone after 5.30pm 736
AHAURA. Three bed-
section, recently renova-
ted, no dogs inside.
$160pw. Two weeks
bond and two weeks in
immediately. Phone 027
Storage. Clean, dry,
units 12-60 cubic
metres. Domestic or
LOVELY two bdrm
townhouse. Warm, cen-
tral, large single garage.
$290pw. Phone 768
$10 per bale
Ph 027 559 2809
or 03 755 7818
ROOM to let, Blake-
town. Phone 022 325
blue. Cost $3800, sell
$1500. Very little use,
can be viewed at Dixon
House or phone 027 389
BOARD offered to
semi-retired person or
worker, nice home, own
room. Phone 762 6190.
Saturday 9am–Noon till Christmas
03 768 9922 A/H 021 317 891
NEW PIONEERS SIDE BY SIDES
500-700CC 2 SEATERS & FOUR
FROM $17,386 PLUS GST
NEW YEAR DEMO SALE
TRX500FPA AUTO P/STEERING
27 HOURS $15000
TRX500FPM MANUAL P/
STEERING 20 HOURS $14000
TRX420FPM SORRY SOLD
ALL WITH BULL BARS/MUD
FLAPS & TOW BALLS
INCLUDES GST TRADES
TRX420FM 2010 $6995
TRX500FM 2005 $5995
XR125 LIKE NEW $2995
CRF150F MINTER $4500
XR250L ROAD REG/WOF
NEW ATVS & FARM BIKES STILL
AT OLD PRICES.
1/3 1/3 1/3 INTEREST FREE ON
ATVS, 20% OFF MARKED ROAD
& DIRT CLOTHING
HONDA ON FARM SERVICES
FULL WORKSHOP REPAIRS ON
Flat to let, Awatuna.
Phone (03) 755 7484.
Egmont 7. As new,
never used. Well under
half price. $250. Phone
TWO bdrm, central.
$165pw. Phone 768
England will take on Australia in the
tri-series final after overcoming a case
of the wobbles to beat India by three
wickets in yesterday ’s one-day clash at
the Waca Ground.
Chasing 201 for victory on a Waca
deck possessing some demons, England
was in all sorts of trouble at 66 for five in
the 20th over.
With the side in desperate need of a
salvage mission, James Taylor (82) and
Jos Buttler (67) came to the rescue
with a 125-run stand to lift England to
victory with 19 balls to spare.
The result catapults England into
tomorrow ’s final against Australia in
what will be a precursor to their World
Cup showdown on February 14.
India can turn its full attention to the
World Cup following a disastrous test
and one-day tour Down Under that
failed to yield one win.
Yesterday ’s result could have been
vastly different had Ajinkya Rahane
hit the stumps from short range to run
Buttler out for three.
Instead of being 72 for six, England
made the most of the reprieve as Buttler
and Taylor combined for a match-
Earlier, India’s batsmen struggled to
score freely on an unpredictable pitch
that offered varying bounce.
Indian captain M S Dhoni is confident
his team’s winless tour of Australia will
not dent World Cup prospects.
“ We’ve been in this situation (before),
so we know what exactly we feel and
how to overcome this feeling. ” — AAP
Milne provides extra pace to bowling line-up
Adam Milne’s pace will soon rip
through the minds of the Black Caps
While having seamers who can
swing the ball like Tim Southee
and Trent Boult is useful and Kyle
Mills provides a steady hand to go
alongside the wicket-taking Mitchell
McClenaghan, Milne adds intrigue.
People who can do things faster
than others always create a buzz and
Milne’s ability to clock 150kph on
the speed radar has the Black Caps
selectors pumped up.
They picked Milne ahead of
Canterbury’s Matt Henry for next
month’s World Cup, which showed
their faith in Milne. Henry had the
numbers on the board but you cannot
put a price on the extra few yards of
pace that Milne can deliver.
The Central Districts seamer is only
22 and has finally started to grow in
to his lean body, which still poses an
injury risk during the World Cup.
He has also developed better
control and accuracy to go with
his rapid pace, which has left New
Zealand coach Mike Hesson and Co
to believe he could be their x-factor
in the global tournament.
Milne hurt his side during a one-
day outing against Sri Lanka nearly
two weeks ago but he has recovered
well and could play against Pakistan
in Wellington today.
“ We are pretty pleased with where
he’s at,” Hesson said.
New Zealand meet Pakistan in two
matches, the second of which will
be played in Napier on Tuesday, as
they complete their preparations for
the World Cup, which begins on
Hesson has five seamers in his 15-
man World Cup squad and on any
given day it seems likely only three
will play and the coach said that
selection would largely be a “horses
for courses” operation.
“Our job is to get all five firing at
the same time so then we’ve actually
got options; I think we are getting
close,” Hesson said.
If Milne gets a run today he should
enjoy the fairly-sized Westpac
Stadium boundaries over the likes
of some of the smaller grounds in
New Zealand. Boult may also come
in to consideration for selection after
he sat out Thursday ’s series-ending
encounter with Sri Lanka where the
Black Caps lost by 34 runs.
Hesson wanted more from his
bowlers against Pakistan after he felt
they were not accurate enough during
the loss to Sri Lanka two days ago.
Opener Martin Guptill struggled
in the seven-match series against Sri
Lanka but Hesson said the 28-year-
old would be given ample opportunity
not at risk of being dropped on the
eve of the World Cup.
“ Martin hasn’t got a huge amount
of runs recently but we’ve got a lot
of confidence in his ability. It ’s very
difficult to have all your batsmen
firing at the same time,” Hesson said.
“ I think Gup needs to keep batting
and he’ll find his rhythm sooner
rather than later, I’m sure. ”
Skipper Brendon McCullum sat out
Thursday ’s match against Sri Lanka
but should return today. — NZ ME
Menno van der Laan will tackle the gruelling Coast to Coast one-day race but says it will probably be his
last crack at it.
Seven heart attacks
fail to deter athlete
If one word sums up the Coast
to Coast it is “commitment ”, and
nobody personifies that quality
more than Wellington man Menno
van der Laan.
Van der Laan has suffered seven
heart attacks in the past five years
but, in spite of that, he will take on
the gruelling 243km one-day race
The 51-year-old nurse and
phlebotomist is a Coast to Coast
tragic, falling in love with the race
in 2009. As the two stood at the
finish line, with a can of Speight’s
in hand, van der Laan resolved to
do the following year’s race alone,
and immediately went into training.
He slogged it out for months before
“I trained all year then in December
I had a heart attack,” he said.
That started a vicious cycle, where
he would undergo treatment,
recover, and start training before
suffering another attack.
“That just went on for about two
and a half years — every four to
six months I’d have another heart
attack. Then I got so unwell I could
hardly run to catch a bus, so they
decided to do a bypass.”
The operation seemed to have
been a success — van der Laan felt
great, the recovery had gone well,
and he had started to train again
for his beloved Coast to Coast.
He went into hospital to do a final
treadmill test with a cardiologist,
which he passed with flying colours.
But as soon as he got home he had
another heart attack.
“They couldn’t give me a definitive
reason why I was having (them),”
he says. “ They were struggling —
doing their utmost. Anatomically
I’ve got some weird things going
Van der Laan’s last attack was
in August 2013. His cardiologist
made changes to his medication
and, since then, he has not suffered
another one. The respite meant van
der Laan could set his sights on
crossing the South Island again,
which he did in the two-day event
But the one-dayer, known as the
Longest Day, has always been van
der Laan’s primary goal.
The course is split into six stages
involving running, cycling and
kayaking. Participants set off from
Kumara and travel the 243km via
Goat Pass near Arthur’s Pass to
Christchurch’s Brighton Beach on
the east coast.
“On some level I probably have
to (say) I’m a bit mad doing a one-
dayer,” van der Laan said. “ That ’s
cool. I just have to do it.
“ What I’ve had to go through
has woken me up to the privilege
and the gift you have being able to
attend these sort of things. I should
have done it 10 years ago, but didn’t.
Then when I was thwarted, I just
got a bee in my bonnet frankly.
“At this point it ’s who I am. I have
to do (it) because it ’s indicative of
me beating this thing. ”
The bee in van der Laan’s bonnet
meant he barely took a break after
last year’s two-dayer before cracking
into it again.
“ I probably had six weeks after last
year, not really training much, just
going for the odd run or cycle with
friends. For the rest of the time I’ve
been quietly nudging ahead, up to
12 to 15-hour weeks of training.
“ I still have to be careful. I can’t hit
red zones too often, so I have to do
a lot more in that zone just under, a
lot more endurance racing.”
The uniqueness of the gruelling
challenge is what appeals most to
van der Laan.
“ Nobody else has a coast-to-
coast,” he says. “ It ’s iconic — it ’s just
quintessentially Kiwi. It ’s an event
that welcomes and challenges. It’s
in your face. It just says it all.”
As much as he loves the event, van
der Laan knows that his heart may
not let him do another one, so he is
determined to make the most of it.
“This is probably my last crack at
it,” he says. “It’s not just the time,
it ’s the demands on family life. I
have kids and a wife.
“It’s all there is for me at the
moment. It kind of has to be. If I
don’t get myself together it won’t
happen, I won’t finish.”
The Coast to Coast attracts people
from all walks of life, from the
physically blessed to the seriously
challenged. Van der Laan’s message
for anybody thinking of trying it is
simple: don’t let anybody, including
yourself, hold you back.
“There will always be people
around who discourage you and say
you’re mad. (But) that ’s all external.
“ I would encourage everybody
to find something that challenges
them, point themselves in that
direction, and just head for it.”
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
COAST TO COAST
Past history will warn the Breakers of
the danger posed by Perth if the sides
meet in next month’s semi-finals.
Thursday night ’s comprehensive win
over the Wildcats left the Breakers
guaranteed a top-two spot and left their
rivals scrapping for their play-off lives.
Perth now faces a three-way battle to
reach the post-season but, given it has
made the play-offs for an incredible
28 consecutive years, the defending
champion will be firm favourite to seal
one of the final two spots on offer.
Which means the Breakers’ title hopes
could once again depend on a trip to
West Australia, just like during their
title-winning campaigns. But, based on
its three impressive victories over Perth
this season, would the New Zealand
club be concerned by such a clash?
The answer can be found as recently
as two years ago, when Perth dished
out three crushing defeats in the regular
season only to become unstuck in a
finals series swept by the Breakers.
“ You take confidence that you’ve
beaten a team but we all know in the
play-offs that the record start back at
zero,” Tom Abercrombie said. “ You start
all over again, and we showed that in the
“ We’ll take confidence from how we’ve
played against them but the play-offs are
a different story — it’s a new level you’ve
got to get to. I think both us and Perth
know what it takes, we’ve been there
and done that, so they’ll be a tough team
come play-off time.”
Between now and that potential match-
up, the Breakers will be focused on two
things — improving and clinching top
spot above Cairns. Both will aid in their
quest to regain the Australian NBL
crown but the team’s attention will be
turned only on the former.
“The next four weeks are important in
terms of getting better — focus on that
and records will take care of themselves,”
“It’s nice to know we are in the play-
offs but it’s about getting up to that
“ We took a step in the right direction
(on Thursday), so now it ’s about taking
a step in the right direction every
“ We’ve seen in the past — and the
results speak for themselves — how
important home court advantage is, but
you don’t get that without going out and
playing well in these last four weeks, so
that ’s what we’re focusing on.”
Breakers wary of Wildcats rematch
England in tri-series final
Lydia Ko is in a share of third
place at the midway point of the
Coates Golf Championship on the
LPGA Tour in Florida.
The Kiwi carded a three-under
par 69 during her second round
yesterday as she moved to seven-
under for the week and is five
shots back from leader Ha Na Jang
Ko, who topped last year’s order
of merit during her rookie year on
tour, has ditched her trademark
glasses and is using contact lenses
this season but it has not hindered
“ I’ve always thought about
it, but glasses kind of became
comfortable,” Ko told the LPGA
Tour website. “ I’ve used them for
the last four, five years. It ’s weird
now without them. But a lot of
people have recognised me, so it ’s
been a little bit of a surprise in that
Ko’s second round included four
birdies and one bogey and there
were a collection of players still on
the course when play was halted for
the day due to darkness.
Meanwhile, on the PGA Tour,
Kiwis Tim Wilkinson and Danny
Lee made poor starts to the
Phoenix Open in Arizona.
Wilkinson fired a one-over 72 as
he finished the day in a share of
87th, while Lee carded a horror six-
over 77, that included two bogeys
and two double bogeys, as he
slipped to the back of the field in a
tie for 129th.
American Ryan Palmer is in the
lead at seven-under, while three
players, including major winners
Keegan Bradley and Bubba Watson,
are one shot back in second.
In China, Ben Campbell and Josh
Geary are on the verge of securing
their tour cards for the PGA Tour
China circuit. — NZ ME
Ko well placed in Florida
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ACROSS: 1 Mutates, 4 Innovation, 9 Concise, 13 Fair, 14 Arrest, 15
Leeway, 16 Reunion, 19 Illuminate, 20 Utensils, 21 Least, 24 Gutter, 25
Troupe, 27 Improvise, 32 Accurate, 33 Morals, 34 Enslave, 38 Stumbled,
39 Banned, 40 Tail, 41 Edict, 42 Sabre, 45 Uncle Tom's Cabin, 52
Sense, 55 Angle, 56 Epic, 57 Poplar, 58 Tempting, 61 Saddler, 62
Unsold, 63 Cleverly, 66 Newspaper, 68 Meagre, 69 Embers, 73 Waifs,
74 Circular, 76 Mayonnaise, 81 Hurried, 82 Siesta, 83 Design, 84 Knob,
85 Arrears, 86 Wax and wane, 87 Reviled.
DOWN: 1 Mufti, 2 Triplets, 3 Shrink, 4 Inept, 5 Note, 6 Vulture, 7 Teeter,
8 Ovals, 10 Obey, 11 Confess, 12 Spouse, 17 Impeccable, 18 Flare, 22
Fuselage, 23 Event, 24 Glasses, 26 Roam, 28 Militia, 29 Bureau, 30
Trades, 31 Evicts, 33 Mango, 35 Ladle, 36 Numb, 37 Kiwi, 43 Annual, 44
Ruled, 46 Nips, 47 Licence, 48 Tip-top, 49 Moped, 50 Charcoal, 51
Needed, 52 Supplement, 53 Nail, 54 Engross, 59 Cease, 60 Seer, 64
Oasis, 65 Regional, 67 Enforce, 68 Mermaid, 70 Jaguar, 71 Alaska, 72
Forger, 75 China, 77 Aisle, 78 Ebbed, 79 Fear, 80 Idea.
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