Kapi-Mana News : October 11th 2011
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''With a water storage lake out of action the water reserves for the four cities will be halved, making our summer 'dry' whatever the weather,'' says regional councillor Nigel Wilson. Outdoors, fit a flow trigger on your hose -- a hose can waste 10 to 12 litres of water a minute when it's on but not being used. And indoors, fix leaking taps, pipes and toilets -- a leak can waste 100 litres a day. Another effective way to save water is to put a one-to-two litre plastic bottle of water or sand (with the bottle lid on) in your toilet's cistern, if you have a single-flush toilet. This will save up to 40 litres of water a day and shouldn't affect the effectiveness of the flush. A campaign promoting water conservation began last week. Digital TV already embraced Eighty per cent of people in the region are aware of the switch to digital television, and around eight out of 10 households have already kissed analog goodbye, according to a recent Colmar Brunton Digital Tracker survey. Going Digital national manager Greg Harford says Wellington is very much aware of the change to digital television. The results have come following a nationwide community outreach campaign, backed up by television advertising and Mr Harford believes the survey results show the importance of talking to people face-to-face. ''People don't need a new TV to go digital, but everyone can get better pictures and more channels. We're reminding everybody that if they haven't got Sky or Freeview, they'll need some new equipment to go digital.'' Porirua residents have until September 29, 2013, to make the switch to Freeview or Sky . Education help on hand By KAROLINE TUCKEY Learning fun: Christine Bruce and Angela Ryan of the Mana Education Centre show some of the exciting and colourful resources available at their new premises next to the post office in Serlby Place, Porirua. A boost in learning has come to town for Porirua children. The Mana Education Cen- tre has relocated to the cen- tral business area, under the canopies, a move staff hope will make them more access- ible to both parents and teachers. The charitable trust sells and hires educational resources like games, posters, books and display models, for parents, teachers and schools, and runs courses on education that attract participants from Dunedin to Whangarei. We're very unique,'' direc- tor Angela Ryan says. While education centres began in New Zealand in the 1970's, attached to many ter- tiary education providers, in the 1990's and 2000's most were closed down. The Mana Education Cen- tre was revived from the orig- inal education resource centre attached to the Wellington College of Education and then Victoria University, in 2006, with the help of community grants and the support of the Porirua City Council and Porirua Chamber of Com- merce. We are the only one in New Zealand that has re- established itself. There's around five left in New Zea- land, the closest to us is Gis- borne, and a little one in Dunedin, so we attract people into Porirua City from all over for our educational develop- ment courses that we run,'' Ms Ryan says. The centre's niche role is in supporting a diverse range of educational interests, from the mainstay essentials like literacy and numeracy, through to exciting hands-on practical science projects. The centre also supports development for teachers such as courses in how to create a good learning atmosphere in the classroom, behavioural management, and finding ways for principals to teach and balance administrative roles. One of the things that we hope is that being more accessible we'll get more parents coming into the cen- tre where they'll get more resources and be guided by the teaching staff who'll know how they fit within the cur- riculum and how to best help their children's learning.'' Retail manager Christine Bruce agrees, saying it would be ideal if parents come in and just get a few basic resources. Getting them to realise it doesn't have to be complex and hard. And especially for grand- parents who have been a long time out of school, the methods that they use in school can all be a great learn- ing curve for them, as well as re-learning how their grand- children see and learn. The Mana Education Cen- tre is now open next to NZ Post on Serlby Place.
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