Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Go pink for Pinikilicious Day

PRESS RELEASE: Go pink for Pinikilicious Day

22 February 2013

Pasifika women in Porirua are planning to dress in pink to support the Pinikilicious event tomorrow which honours and celebrates women of all ages and nationalities and urges them to recognise the importance of their health and wellbeing and to take action to ensure it.

Pinikilicious, an event campaign to improve the lives of women and girls in Porirua is an innovative approach to addressing the importance of women in communities and churches and carries out awareness health campaigns at the community level.

This event, the first of its kind has been coordinated by the Pinikilicious Organising Committee in association with the Mafutaga Ekalesia So’ofa’atasi Porirua (MESP), to pay tribute to women and to encourage women to take control of their health by making smart health choices, and to make time for themselves.

Caroline Mareko, event coordinator says the event’s focus is on women and also the necessity of tackling health issues. “Pinikilicious aims at targeting women in churches and communities to support them to have increased knowledge, skills and awareness on their health and wellbeing”. Pinikilicious Day is also designed to showcase the many women's health resources available through local organisations.

“The support of women from different religious denominations helps to champion this event , which will address major health challenges women are facing. It also attracts relevant organisations and government departments to work with us to engage and seek feedback from grassroots Pacific communities such as women’s organisations, local groups and churches, to effect change”.

The day will feature an array of activities from fitness talks, exercise demonstrations, health and beauty information workshops, to educational information about women's health and fitness.

Caroline says Pinkilicious is all about honouring women. “We are driven by the Samoan proverb “E au le inailau a tamaitai”, which means, women can achieve what they set out to do. The event also honours distinguished Pasifika Porirua women from the past and present”.

The Pinikilicious event day is held this Saturday, 23 February, 2013 at the E.F.K.S Porirua, 10 Waihemo Street, Waitangirua, Porirua from 9:00am – 3:00pm.
ENDS.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop Business: Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out.

The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill, it said in a statement. The casino operator had previously estimated the centre would cost $402 million, which it had agreed to cover in return for extensions to its Auckland gaming licence.

The company today lodged its application for a resource consent. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news