Tagged: Ponsonby News

Vitamin C: Primal panacea? Yeah, right! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 07, 2012

Those that know me, know I regularly rant about the bastion of local journalism that is the Ponsonby News, a whopping 150 page A4 magazine which lands free in my letter box every month (except January when they take a well earned rest…), one of almost 17,000 distributed around Auckland’s inner suburbs. The Ponsonby News is essentially an enormous advertising … Read More

Holistic (aka hocum) technology: YCTinside® - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Nov 19, 2011

Reading through the November edition of the Ponsonby News I came across an advert for the Pawtect Pendant, an “…innovative, natural solution designed to control fleas and ticks…” Not only that, this chemical-free pendant which just clips onto a pet’s collar, comes in two convenient sizes (Petite for cats and dogs 800g to 25kg [RRP 87 NZD)] and … Read More

Is your dog as healthy as you? Not likely in your case, Ms Kelland. - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 24, 2011

I recently described the ‘health correspondents’ who feature in a local free publication called the Ponsonby News. This month they have a new one, Deborah Kelland*. In her first article entitled ‘Is your dog as healthy as you?’** Ms Kelland described how she has recently completed four liver/gallbladder cleanses “to rid myself of hundreds of gallstones … Read More

‘Pseudoscience’ for profit - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 20, 2011

Every month a free 150 page glossy A4 magazine lands in my letter box, one of almost 17,000 distributed around Auckland’s inner suburbs. The Ponsonby News is essentially an enormous advertising feature, and being Ponsonby based, a number of the adverts are for acupuncturists and holistic spa’s. The Ponsonby News has a couple of ‘health correspondents’: John Appleton, … Read More