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CENTRAL DISTRICT TIMES, MAY 8, 2012
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April's weight loss
Hard work: April signs a book for
Jackie Trotter, visiting from Marton.
Taihape visit attracts admirers
By JOCELYN FANNIN
The journey was really intense. I
became bloody-minded and talked
With a wonderful smile, a magnifi-
cent figure, and with total honesty,
April Ieremia was in Taihape last
week to encourage others to lose
weight, find energy, and believe in
The former Silver Fern has
struggled with her weight since
retiring from the elite sport. When
her weight ballooned to 100
kilograms, and tired of feeling leth-
argic, fed up and unattractive, with
nothing to wear, she decided to lose
In fact, 30kg in 30 weeks, just
through eating intelligently and
She enlisted the help of Scott Cot-
tier, former New Zealand Special
Forces trainer and spoke with
Sarah Stuart, editor of the New Zea-
land Women's Weekly, about an
honest and upfront weight loss
column for the magazine.
Her support -- apart from trainer
Cottier, who never let her slack --
was her mum and her grandmother,
who always said:
Do what you need to do before
doing just what you want to do.
The journey was really intense,''
Ms Ieremia said.
I became bloody-minded and
talked to myself.
Running was never easy but now
I look back and realise it all
happened so easily because I was
Ms Ieremia was amazed at the
community that built around her
column with more than 100
followers spurring her on, asking for
help, and keeping in touch through
She was aware that global obesity
and diabetes was a real problem,
especially with Polynesians. Her
easy-to-read book, April loses it,was
written with the hope it would help
others wanting to lose weight.
The 40 people who were at the
Taihape library to meet and hear
Ms Ieremia were enthralled.
Anyone can do what I did,'' she
Just commit 100 per cent,
believe, be honest with yourself, and
it will definitely happen.''
Ms Ieremia continues to exercise
Monday to Friday, but in the
weekends now eats and drinks what
she likes while maintaining her
weight at 75kg.
Taihape was the first stop in a
week-long journey which will end in
New testing an extra burden
Travel problem: The problem with travelling out of town for driver's licence
practical tests has started to arise.
By TERRY KARATAU
AA agents in Taihape, Chris and
Marian Bennett say some of the
concerns they voiced earlier on
moving the restricted driver's
licence testing away from Taihape
have become a reality.
People are being put out'' by
needing to have a licensed driver
take them to their test out of
The NZ Transport Agency
pulled its restricted driver's
licence testing from several
locations around the country in
February because of changes to
the Graduated Driver Licensing
NZTA says it aims to improve
the safety of young and novice
drivers, and test routes need to be
able to support some complex
driving scenarios such as merging
lanes, roundabouts and traffic
Taihape does not support the
complex driving scenarios so
drivers from the town and sur-
rounding districts, Waimarino
and Rangitikei, must now book to
have their testing done in Taupo,
Feilding or Whanganui.
A student from TAS said she
was lucky her mum was happy to
take her down to Feilding for her
restricted licence test.
But Mrs Bennett said the
situation does not only affect
Senior citizens who are required
medically to re-sit their licences
will need to be retested in city
Some of our older people only
drive locally and never in a city
situation. To have them drive in a
city environment amongst heavy
traffic would most probably mean
they would fail the test.''
This situation has not yet
arisen in Taihape.
Heavy traffic licence applicants
need a licensed driver to take the
truck to the testing centre,'' Mr
This could amount to a huge
cost when the hours off the road
for the truck and the licensed
driver's wages are considered.''
NZTA media manager Andy
Knackstedt said the assessment of
sites around the country, includ-
ing Taihape, showed they failed to
meet the traffic volumes and
traffic situations required by the
more challenging tests introduced
earlier this year.
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