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A new approach to letting go of unwanted body fat for good.
Even after helpingover 8,000 women lose over
120,000 kilos with a real-fooddiet, there were
many who asked us,"Ca
n you help me lose
weight AND lose the bloat?"
These women were healthy but struggling
with their weight and puttingupwithbloating,
Sometimes it was bade
nough to wake them
up at night. Wer
ealised that one diet simply
doesn't suit everybody.
There were two other questions women asked
"Can Ilose weight and have the odd glass of
wine now and then?" and
"Can Ilose weight without havingtoweigh and
measure my portions or countcalories?"
We asked ourdietitians to go to worktodevelop
a real-fooddiet that helped both women and
men lose weight and lose the bloating, let
themhave an odd glass of wine,and not count
calories.Itisnow tried and tested and it's called
the Diva Diet.
rse any diet, includingthe Diva Diet,
simply doesn't workor lastunless it is combined
with an ongoing coaching, supporta
The Diva Dietprogram is based on aneatingplan
that helps women lose weight without weighing
and measuringfood while also enjoying a glass
of wine most nights of the week.
Robyn Jordan, national trainingm
the Healthy Inspirations head o ce, said that
the Diva Dietprogram is llingagapin thediet
marketand is designed to suit mostwomen's
"In my experience with 20 years in the tness
and weight loss industry, women are more
successful in losingweight and keepingito if
theyfollowadietprogram that doesn't mean
theyhave to change their lifestyledramatically,"
"The food you eat is alotmore important than
exercise when it comes to losingw
simply joining a gym without stickingtoawell-
formulated dietisnot goingtogetyouweight
The Diva Dietprogram is athree-tier program
that includes diet, exercise and individual diet
coaching sessions three times aweek. Teaching
women how to create meal plans that t within
the program is an integral partofitssuccess,as
well as the one-on-one ongoing coachingand
"ManyAustralian women like to enjoy a drink
at night and don't like to eat pre-prepared and
packaged food," continued Robyn."The Diva
Dietprogram allows these women to continue
eals with their families,a
unwind with a glass of wine now and then.
en to continue to enjoy meal
time with their families or a night out with
their friends because we know that this is a
more realistic approach to achievinglongterm
The Diva Dietprogram is ahealthy low GI diet
that caters for those with gluten or lactose
Since launchingin2001, Healthy Inspirations
centres locatedacross Australia and NewZealand
have helped women lose over 120,000 kilos.The
success of the women's only weight loss centres
is based onde
veloping real-food meal plans,
resistanceexercise and high frequency one-on-
one coachingtohelp women stay focussed on
their weight loss goal. call 0800 567 393.
Corner Dalton & Station Sts -
Call 835 8402
Music Machine Muso Night, a regular showcase of local
talent. $5 entry for up to eight great acts. The Cabana, doors
Blvd Nights plus guests, The Cabana, doors open 8pm.
Greenhouse, great reggae, The Cabana, doors open 8pm.
HB Naturist Club Open Day, experience clothes-free
recreation in a non-threatening, family-friendly environment.
All ages welcome, admission free, phone 027 4500 557 for
more information or email gonatural.co.nz/hawkesbay.
Jazz 'n' Blues Afternoon, enjoy some of the Bay's best talent
on the intimate small stage, 2-6pm, The Cabana.
Upper Mohaka Rodeo, 11am, entry $15 (no eftpos). A day of
fresh air entertainment. Food and beverages available. Upper
Mohaka Domain, SH5.
Beat Girls at Askerne Winery, 4.30pm till 7.30pm. Adults
$25, children 12 and under free. Wine, beer and food
available, no BYO alcohol. Concert will proceed rain or shine.
Fibre art to
A fibre art exhibition opens Monday,
showcasing work by some of the 140
members of Hawke's Bay Creative
Co-ordinator Elaine Macgregor said
the two-week exhibition at the Com-
munity Arts Centre in Russell St,
Hastings, would not only give the pub-
lic and potential members a chance to
see what members had made, but as a
judged competition should give artists
the confidence to enter national events.
We wanted members to feel the
thrill and pride of seeing their work
displayed in a gallery setting,'' she
'Bullied' school submits
By DIANE JOYCE
A Napier school has finally
agreed to implement National
Standards after more than a
year of fighting the Ministry of
Education, saying it has been
However, Nelson Park School
has been told that schools do
not have to detail whether a
pupil is above, at or below stan-
dard on reports, despite minis-
try publicity saying parents will
be provided with plain
language'' reports on their
As the row between the
school and the ministry
escalated from July, board
chairwoman Louise Whaanga
was told that Nelson Park was
the last non-compliant school in
The board bowed to the min-
istry in November after it was
threatened with statutory man-
agement, papers released under
the Official Information Act
Last week Mrs Whaanga said
the school had agreed because
of the ultimatum.
We felt bullied and treated
as schoolchildren. We were told
the board had the powers to run
the school, but those powers
were limited by statute.''
The school had considered
agreeing to statutory manage-
ment, but decided that this
would put too much pressure on
principal Nevan Bridge, who
publicly opposed the standards.
They had bullied us, and we
didn't want Nevan bullied, too.
We felt they might try to make
an example of him.''
The school argued that the
standards were fundamentally
flawed, confusing and unwork-
The ministry said the
standards were required by law
and there was no room for
debate: It is not appropriate
for any person or group of
persons to use [a] . . . school as
a vehicle for protest against
what are current legal
Mrs Whaanga said one of the
school's biggest concerns was
that under the new system,
reports would label children as
below, at or above average,
She was surprised to be told
by the ministry that there was
no requirement to use such ter-
Which means that the whole
reason behind the standards,
sold to parents, is wrong. It's
not about letting parents know
how their children are going;
it's about the ministry keeping
schools and teachers under con-
released prior to the standards'
introduction said schools would
report to parents in plain
A letter to Nelson Park
School from the ministry said:
There is no requirement for
schools to use the well below',
below' and above' terminology
in its reports to parents.''
Rather, it was expected that,
after consultation with their
communities, schools will
ensure they report accurate and
sensitively with the student's
best interest at heart''.
Mrs Whaanga said the
school's good reporting systems
would be aligned with the
standards, but it would make
every effort to avoid labelling
Text your thoughts to
027 591 3737.
KiwiRail turns freight away
A rail line under threat of closure is
dealing with more demand than it can
KiwiRail is contemplating mothball-
ing or permanently closing the
Gisborne-Napier line, with a decision
due late this year, just as demand on
the line increases.
In a briefing to the Hawke's Bay
regional transport committee in Decem-
ber, a KiwiRail executive said the
amount of freight on the line had
increased. Hawke's Bay manager Kim
Salter said four extra weekly services
would start this month, and another
potentially large customer had been
turned away because of a lack of equip-
ment and crews.
The first load of squash was freighted
to Napier on January 9, and up to eight
containers of squash will be sent every
second day until at least the end of
March. Until yesterday, the train was
running twice a week.
A HAWKE'S BAY law-
yer has been charged
with disorderly behav-
iour, resisting arrest
and performing an
indecent act to insult a
The woman allegedly
committed the offences
on New Year's Eve on
Breakwater Rd in
She was due to
appear on the criminal
list in Napier District
Court last Wednesday.
However her appear-
ance was adjourned on
the papers by a
registrar and interim
name suppression was
The woman is due to
appear before Judge
Lindsay Moore this
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