Wairarapa News : January 16th 2013
16 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 16, 2013 NEWS .9 95 5 5 10kg kg bagg Potatoes P Local Produce Fresh for You PH: 06 304 9736 open 7 day Main Highway, Just North of Greytown $3.95 Mela Apple Juice $2.50 Strawberries Blueberries $1.95kg Imported Navel Ilam Hardy New Season Oranges 60 Acres of historic Orchard Pinehaven Orchards is a family owned and operated business which is supplied by 60 acres of Greytown historic orchards, growing 20 varieties of famous apples. Our Store just north of Greytown is a one-stop-shop for fruit and veges as well as apples. Our orchards supply: plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots and a variety of vegetables. We have plenty of parking and friendly staff. In store we also stock: milk, bread, eggs, drinks, peanuts, NOM skin care, and Granny's delicious preserves and jams. Our real fruit ice-creams are the best in Wairarapa and a "must- have" for visitors to Greytown during summer. 2L Grannies Jams $4.95 small From 4 DAY SPECIAL from Wednesday 16/1 until Sunday 20/1. Specials this week... $2.95 kg $2.50 5018855AE Plums Pinehaven grown punnet punnet Real Fruit Ice Creams ½ Price Real Fruit Ice Creams This week Eight on life-changing quest Hunter-gatherer: Diving in the Kopuaranga River looking for kakahi is another activity Joseph Potangaroa is doing as part of his Raumati programme. Healthy Raumati: Joseph Potangaroa and three of his children Paris, Camryn, and Marakaia at Kiriwhakapapa. By PIERS FULLER A group of Wairarapa men are taking the bull by the horns'' this summer to improve their health and their family lifestyles. The eight men, most of whom identify as Maori, are part of the Raumati pro- gramme organised by the Primary Health Organisation which aims to get them active, eating well and engaging with their families doing outdoor activi- ties around Wairarapa. Participant and co-ordinator Joseph Potangaroa mustered the other guys for the three-month challenge which started in December. He said the health statistics for Maori men over 35 make for bleak reading, particularly in the areas of heart dis- ease, diabetes and cancer. The initiative aims to show our eating and lifestyle habits can be improved. The men had an initial examination in December when the PHO assessed their health and took measurements. The group has also been interviewed for a research project on heart health. Weight loss will be a component of the overall judgement at the end of the three-month challenge along with numerous other factors. The men will keep a diary and take pictures of their activities throughout the summer. These include taking the family eel- ing, diving and fishing for koura (craw- lies), and tramping. The group comprises Mr Potangaroa, Taiawhio Gemmell, Joe Harwood, Brad Martin, PJ Devonshire, Gordon Wilm- shurst, Rutu Naman and Darren Toki. Mr Potangaroa has been on his own health kick since August so in a sense he has a head start but it may be more difficult for him to make big gains on what he has already done. Having come down from about 125kg to his present 111kg, Mr Potangaroa is now a regular at the gym and has been diligently keeping a diary and documen- ting activities since starting the Raumati programme. He said he was excited by the prospect of being involved in the programme as it was a chance for him to increase his activity and possibly inspire other men and their families to think about their health, diets and lifestyles. He said contact with some of the other members of the group has indicated that they are taking this seriously but still having fun. As well as individual men getting active, they are changing diets, exercis- ing more, thinking about the future. We have other men wanting to join us, immediate and extended families that are making lifestyle changes, influencing workplaces, so it is all good,'' Mr Potangaroa said. The group is creating a Facebook page to update everyone on what they are doing and the progress they have been making.
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