Kapi-Mana News : August 16th 2011
6 KAPI-MANA NEWS, AUGUST 16, 2011 NEWS Grow your imagination And, if you want to donate your good, old stuﬀ, well collect it from you. Two free Porirua residential collections each year. Where good stuﬀ gets a second chance For enquiries, ph: 04 237 6440 Got an artistic eye? Then youll fnd some amazing crockery and more at Trash Palace. www.trashpalace.co.nz Broken Hill Rd, Porirua Independent Anglican School Years 1 - 13 Girls' Only Co-educational Preschool Phone: 566 4089 124 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt firstname.lastname@example.org www.chilton.school.nz SCHOOL IN ACTION FRIDAY 19 AUGUST 8.45am - 11.00am See Chilton through the eyes of our students with guided campus tours and meet our Principal and staff 26th Birthday Celebration 3959729 "She thought I was joking when I rang," says Richard. Mary shopped at Ballentynes in Porirua. "On behalf of the Kapi-Mana News I would like to thank Sonaisali Resort, World Resorts of Distinction and Air New Zealand for providing our fantastic prize," says Richard. Fiji holiday winner Mary Gemmell being congratulated by Richard Gordon, manager, Kapi-Mana News. "It is the first thing I have won in my life. Thanks very much to Kapi-Mana News," says Mary. CONGRATULATIONS Alleged gunman stays in custody A Pauatahanui gunman sparked a police manhunt last week when he disappeared into the bush with a .22 rifle. Dozens of Pauatahanui residents were kept from returning home on Wednesday night as the armed offenders squad searched the bush from 5pm. At 9pm, with the gunman still not found, residents were allowed to return home but told to lock their doors and stay inside. Gene Napier Glover, 22, a carpetlayer, is accused of being the gunman. He was arrested last Thursday morning. He appeared at Porirua Dis- trict Court that afternoon on seven charges, including unlawfully possessing a firearm and failure to appear at court. He entered no plea on the firearms charge and has been remanded in custody for psychiatric assessment. Celebrating 25 years of changing people's lives By KRIS DANDO Looking forward: Dr Margaret Southwick has seen plenty of changes in her 25 years at Whitireia, even if some of the buildings -- like that behind her -- remain the same. Dr Margaret Southwick prefers the term 25 years to quarter of a century . Mentioning the latter results in a steely glare. Dr Southwick has been involved with Whitireia s nursing programme since even before the polytechnic -- which celebrates its 25th birthday this year -- was established. Various courses held locally were funded through the Wel- lington and Hutt Valley polytechnics. The former tutor, who is now the dean of the health faculty, recalls a first intake of 45 students embarking on a diploma in nursing. Classes were held in prefabs in the Mana College grounds, before the programme moved to Parumoana St in December 1985, and later to the main campus on Wineera Dr. A lot has changed since the days when a self-correcting electronic typewriter was con- sidered the latest technology. It was a challenging time, says Dr Southwick. We had a real range of people that first intake; some were enrolled nurses, we even had a bank manager. There was some negativity around the pro- gramme being in Porirua -- people used to say the best thing about Porirua was the road out. Now look at our graduates. The faculty of health now has over 40 staff and students under its umbrella number in the thousands. Graduates include former Capital & Coast District Health Board chief executive Margot Mains. What is most important to Dr Southwick, however, is the reputation for excellent teach- ing they have forged, especially in the areas of Maori and Pacific health. It s of concern to everyone that Maori and Pacific are doing especially bad [in terms of disease and ill-health] and the courses that are available here are encouraging them to make a contribution to chang- ing those health statistics. There are a number of bachelor and diploma courses that people can do and we can staircase them into further education. Whitireia being able to offer degrees, rather than diplomas, from the late 1990s, was very significant , she says, but the philosophy of having students spend half their time in class and half in a clinical environment has never been altered. Dr Southwick is modest about her own achievements, rising from being a tutor to a dean, helping to set up the Pacific health research centre at Whitireia, and collecting a Queen s Service Medal recently for her commitment to nursing. She is also chairperson of the Nursing Council. Aside from a part-time stint at Victoria University, her heart belongs at Whitireia and in the Porirua com- munity, where she has lived for 40 years. Dr Southwick enjoys the challenges she faces in her role. There is nothing particu- larly heroic about longevity but I love being here, I m truly immersed. I m surrounded by a lot of long-serving staff and something quite momentous happens every so often -- if I was doing the same thing for 25 years I d be ready to be locked up. The ethos of Whitireia is difficult to talk about, you have to experience it, but before long you understand how education has the power to change people s lives.. Whitireia will hold its 25 year celebrations in November.
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