North Shore Times : November 30th 2010
3 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS 21 LADY RUBY DRIVE EAST TAMAKI WEDNESDAY 1st December 9AM - 4PM THURSDAY 2nd December 9AM - 4PM FRIDAY 3rd December 9AM - 4PM SATURDAY 4th December 9AM - 2PM Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz Up to RRP OFF 60% BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE ...7 DAYS TO GO 86 Calliope Road, Devonport ..the old Butchers Shop Ph: 09 445 3356 OPEN DAILY: 10am - 5pm Exercise fun for mum and bub Upsy daisy: Devonport mum Hannah Jemmett demonstrates a baby bench press her five-month-old son Daniel Porteous. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON ' I wanted to do a class that included Daniel and I didn't have to take him to a creche ' Hannah Jemmett LITTLE Daniel Porteous enjoys helping mum get fit. Devonport resident Hannah Jemmett attends Active Mums exercise classes which incorporate babies into workout sessions. Mums line Takapuna Beach using their babies as weights while doing sit-ups on swiss balls or bench presses. I wanted to do a class that included Daniel and I didn t have to take him to a creche, says Ms Jemmett. Life Force coach Debbie Goldingham, who invented the classes, saw a gap in the market and thought there was potential. Some of the exercises like lifting the baby above your head can be a bit hard for mums with heavier babies, but generally both enjoy themselves, she says. So far the Whangaparaoa resident has had only positive comments from North Shore mums about the classes. Many new mums move fit- ness into the too-hard basket as they cope with the demands of a new baby, but making time is so important, says Ms Goldingham. The babies are given blankets to sit by mum if they aren t part of a particular exercise. Itisalsoagoodwayto meet other mums and have much-needed me time , she says. North Shore classes are also running for expectant mums. The exercises are designed to help pregnant women prepare for and recover from delivery. It can make your delivery less tiring, she says. These classes focus on pos- ture and general strength and exercising pelvic floor muscles. To find out more about the classes call Debbie on (09) 428-5181 or 027-600-6110. Firm must pay $90,000 A company has been fined $30,000 and ordered to pay $60,000 in reparation after a North Shore worker was killed unloading sheets of glass. Sharpeye Ltd was sen- tenced in the North Shore District Court on November 25.The court heard that Jin- song Song, 42, who was also one of the company dir- ectors, and other em- ployees, were unloading 11 sheets of glass from a tim- ber cradle inside a con- tainer when the accident happened in April. As they were removing one of the sheets of glass the rest of the load became unstable and a 200kg sheet fell on to Mr Song, severely cutting his face and neck. Labour Department No- rth Shore service manager Zaneta Schumann says the accident was horrific and avoidable. Unloading individual sheets of glass out of timber cradles inside containers in this way is not a safe way of working. Sharpeye Ltd should have made sure that the sheets were packed in a way so a machine like a forklift could be used to unload the glass. If this was not possible then a proper hazard analy- sis would have identified the risk of the glass sheets falling and steps that could have been taken to prevent this from happening. A Labour Department investigation also revealed staff needed to be trained in handling glass sheets. Chairman welcomes joint role By SARAH CODDINGTON Waitemata District Health Board chairman Lester Levy says he s up for the challenge of taking on an extra role as Auckland District Health Board chairman. The move signals a push for greater regional collabor- ation in the delivery of health services, Health Minister Tony Ryall says. Waitemata pays the Auck- land board about $250 million a year for services and both of the boards need to be successful, government- appointed chairman Dr Levy says. He says he will be putting as much time into his duties as before and is cutting back on some of his commitments as a university professor. Collaboration between Waitemata and Auckland over some services could be an option to give patients a wider and more productive service, he says. Labour health spokes- woman Ruth Dyson is con- cerned that will be further health cuts. Ms Dyson says there are eight health boards with joint chairs or deputy chairs in a move to merge boards. Communities have just held local body elections and Health Minister Tony Ryall should have informed them before those elections the boards were about to begin merging, she says. Elected member Professor Max Abbott has been reappointed deputy chairman of the Waitemata board. Dr Lee Mathias, also an elected member, will be deputy chair of the Auckland board. There are seven elected members and up to four appointed members of each health board. Dr Levy will begin his Auckland role on December 6. Learnhowtodoa baby bench press at www.northshore times.co.nz.
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