Nor West News : March 10th 2011
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A division of Scott's Traditional Meats & Kaipara Meat Processors BUY IN BULK AND SAVE BIG $$ PRODUCT PerKG Per5KG BEEF - Prime Mince $7.50 $37.50 $22.25 BEEF -- 100% pure Beef Sausages $6.50 $32.50 $28.75 BEEF - Brisket $5.00 $25.00 $11.00 BEEF - Chuck Steak $8.50 $42.50 $29.00 BEEF -- BBQ tenderized Steak $9.50 $47.50 $34.25 BEEF - Whole 'Fresh' Rumps $13.60 n/a $34.25 BEEF -- Corned Beef $7.95 $39.75 $21.50 PORK -- Chops $6.99 $34.95 $25.00 CHICKEN -- Drumsticks / Thighs $6.47 $32.35 $17.65 Award Winning Sausages * * NOTE: 5kg minimum for each product, packed (free-flow or in 1kg packs) & frozen** Savings based on normal retail pricing Ph: 09 420 9999 Youth trust reveals its strength By RANI TIMOTI Heart for youth: Mereana Tautu-Buchanan of Waimauku, left, achieved the individual award at the Every Child Counts Annual Awards presented by Social Development Minister Paula Bennett. Transforming youth who have tread some rough paths is not just a one- woman-band. For Mereana Tautu- Buchanan of Waimauku, she admits it takes a team effort. However, her work as founder of the Youth Together Everyone Achieves More Trust has been acknowledged with an individual award at the Every Child Counts Annual Awards pres- ented by Social Develop- ment Minister Paula Bennett. Grateful for the award, Mereana says it also highlights the trust's continual purpose after 12 years in giving youth the skills to deal with difficult life issues and move on to be well- grounded young adults. It's really transforming and mak- ing a difference for young people. I see a lot of potential leaders.'' Their programme, which is run in weekend workshop camps, explains the root causes of difficulties young people are struggling with, so symptoms like drug abuse, suicide, eat- ing disorders and crime can come under control. A warm family type atmosphere like hugs and bedtime stories is often the highlight for teenagers as they may have yearned for these during childhood years. After the camps, young people are encouraged to attend weekly support groups and some are trained to become youth and adult leaders. Long-term, the trust wants to have their pro- gramme in every com- munity throughout New Zealand. It doesn't mat- ter what nationality. The hearts of our young ones are all the same.'' This year the trust aims to operate in South Auckland and is also looking at Whangarei and Palmerston North. But it's not about recreating what's already in their com- munities -- it's seeing what they need from our service. It's really complementing the great stuff already in place.'' Working in South Kaipara, Mereana says misuse of drugs and alcohol, isolation and boredom are the main concerns with the youth she deals with. In the nor-west, youth are also involved in learning about a career in trades through the trust's Transforming Trades for our Young People initiative. For me it doesn't mat- ter what you do -- just make the difference.'' Christchurch has been one of the original cities for their programme. Following the earth- quake, Mereana says it's even more instrumental to try and organise eight camps there in May and June, particularly in areas most affected like near Linwood College. Sponsorship would be appreciated. Securing finances is one of the main battles over the 12 years, but the trust perseveres in getting mainly busi- nesses on board. So far more than 3500 young people have been involved. The next camp for youth in Muriwai is from April 8 to 10. Phone: 411-8224. Go to www.youthteam trust.org.nz to check out the video about how the trust transforms youth. The trust's mission statement: ''To empower young Kiwis to take responsibility for their lives, by creating an environment of trust, focus and passion, giving them the opportunity and skills to develop their dreams.'' Awards highlight work for children The Every Child Counts annual awards celebrate individuals and organisations working to improve the status and wellbeing of New Zealand children. Steering group member Jenny Prince says it's important to share the good news about the work people do in their communities to make life better for children and youth. The Kiwi Enuresis Encopresis Association of Nelson won the organisational award for their work providing support and information to parents, children and health professionals affected by the sometimes distressing and demoralising bedwetting problem of children. Every Child Counts is a coalition of Barnardos, Plunket, UNICEF, Save the Children, Te Kahui Mana Ririki and 400 other organisations. Go to www. everychildcounts.org.nz for more information.
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