North Shore Times : February 21st 2103
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 12 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 NEWS WHY DO FARMERS' CHILDREN HAVE A 60% REDUCED RISK OF ASTHMA? TRACTA40425 NST Do toddlers need more Vitamin D? How can we empower Mäori men to maintain a more active lifestyle? What causes asthma? Massey University's new College of Health is looking for answers to these -- and many other health and wellbeing questions -- through its focus on prevention of illness and injury, rather than cure. If you'd like to help make the new New Zealand a healthier New Zealand, be part of the engine that's driving this change. ENGINE.AC.NZ The new Massey College of Health is looking for answers. PROFESSOR JEROEN DOUWES RESEARCHER CENTRE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH MASSEY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF HEALTH New organ is finally in place at church Go to northshoretimes.co .nz to watch a video of Mrs Connolly-Munt playing Andantino in D Flat. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH Right notes: Albany Community Music and Arts committee members Anne Connolly-Munt, Dot Sharp and Trish Duncan with the Johannus Opus 37 organ. After 18 months of fund- raising, the Holy Cross Church in Albany can finally call a Johannes Opus 37 organ their own. Concerts, donations, exhibitions and raffles all helped raise the $25,000 needed to keep the organ, which was on loan from Keyboard Music Systems. Church member Dot Sharp says they had a scale showing how much money had been raised. It went up and up. It wasalotofmoneyina short period of time for just a church. Resident organist Anne Connolly-Munt says it was a lovely Chr- istmas present. It s not just an instrument to play hymns on, it s great for concerts. Monthly fundraising concerts will continue even though the organ is paid for. Instead they will fund two scholarships for aspiring organists. The musicians will be chosen by the end of the month and will receive a year of free lessons. Mrs Connolly-Munt, Mrs Sharp and fellow church member Trish Duncan are all part of the Albany Community Music and Arts com- mittee. They want to see the church become a thriv- ing centre for concerts and exhibitions, Mrs Duncan says. It s not just a church. It s going to be full of music and arts. Mrs Connolly-Munt says they are trying to involve everyone in the area. We re running this for the benefit of the com- munity. The women are all part of the women s choir which meets every week at the church. Concerts are on the second Sunday of every month at 2.30pm at Holy Cross Church, Albany, 222 Dairy Flat Highway. Entry is $10 and after- noon tea will be served after the concert. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying for the organ scholarship. I Interested people must have passed grade six piano. End-of-life bill put to panel The End of Life Choice Bill is the sub- ject of a panel dis- cussion at a Grey Power meeting this Friday in Northcote. Labour MP Maryan Street is among the speakers. She put for- ward a private mem- ber s bill advocating options for the ter- minally ill, including a process for applying for a prescription of life-ending drugs. Other panelists include people cam- paigning on this issue. The meeting is from 1pm to 3pm in the AMI Netball Rooms, Northcote Rd. Karin Nordlander from Sweden speaks on spiritual healing at the New Zealand Federation of Spiri- tual Healers meeting on February 26 from 7.30pm, at 19 Hendon Ave, Mt Albert. All welcome. Gold coin donation is appreciated. Contact Warwick Harvey 027 295 6545 for information. Volunteers are needed for Amitabha Hospice. Free course given in Avondale from March 6, 6.30pm to 9pm, for eight con- secutive Wednesdays. It offers care for the elderly and the incurably ill through- out Auckland. Go to amitabha hospice.org or call 828 3321. Shane Henderson from Waitakere Com- munity Law service will talk on power of attorney and wills at an Older Women s Network meeting. The talk is on March 16 from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Bays Com- munity Centre, Glen Rd, Browns Bay. Members $5 and a small plate for lunch, guests $7.50. Go to olderwomens network.org.nz for more information.
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