Western Leader : November 30th 2010
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The two parties put forward their respective arguments in a hearing on November 12 that went more than six hours. The Auckland com- missioners judging the hear- ing have up to 15 working days to decide if they will give consent for the trees to be felled. While the commissioners can apply for a time extension to make the decision, no applications have been made yet. Tree Council field officer Hueline Massey says they haven t heard any results at this stage. We wouldn t have expected to hear anything back this early, there is quite a lot of evidence for the commissioners to review. She says the Tree Council is eagerly waiting the results of the hearing. Once the final decision is made both parties have 15 days to appeal against the decision. Calendar mums get glam By NICOLA MURPHY Pretty pair: Vanessa Longopoa, one of the 12 mums nationwide to be selected for a charity calendar called Sacrifice Love Beauty, with her daughter Velvet, 2. Glam shot: Becky Glew has had little time for anything else since the birth of her daughter Martha but she had a great time getting dressed up, right. BECKY GLEW thought life would be great after giving birth to her first child, Martha, three months ago. But things could have been better with her partner Tim out of the country working for five weeks and periods of depression starting to creep in.She didn t realise at the time but she had post-natal depression. Looking back I was at the top of a slippery slope, the New Lynn resident says. It was blimmin tough. Ms Glew s partner has since returned and she is feel- ing more positive about life. She is one of more than 500 women around New Zealand who entered a competition to be in a charity calendar called Sacrifice Love Beauty. The project has a lot of meaning for Ms Glew because the calendar is for Mothers Matter, which provides advice and support for women with post-natal depression. The calendar is 1950s housewife-themed, with photographers and stylists volunteering their time over two days to give the women makeovers for the shoot. The mothers also received $1500 worth of goodies. Five dollars from each cal- endar, sold for $19.95, will go to the organisation. Ms Glew says it s import- ant to get support for depression and the Mothers Matter website is a good place to go. It affects way more people than you think it does. Glen Eden mother-of-one Vanessa Longopoa is the only other west Aucklander selec- ted for the calendar. She decided to enter the competition because she thinks mothers are under- valued. I didn t start living until I gave birth to my daughter. She says being a mum is a lot of hard work. This is why Massey mother Bex Lipp organised the Sacri- fice Love Beauty calendar. I wanted to help mothers feel better about themselves. The sacrifices we make are huge, focusing on the needs of our families who we love unconditionally but we often forget to see the beauty in ourselves. Ms Glew says this is cer- tainly the case. I barely have time to have shower and I don t even know where my makeup bag is. For the calendar visit www. sacrificelove beauty.co.nz. For post-natal depression support and advice visit www.mothersmatter.co.nz.
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