Kapi-Mana News : January 17th 2012
12 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 17, 2012 NEWS ZERO FEES New Professionals, Stronger Futures Have you just received your NCEA results! Are you undecided whether you should return to school or do something else! Wellington Trades Academy is a great option for young people. Based at WelTec, Year 12 and 13 students can enrol for free in seven government funded programmes, and kick start their career by gaining a National Trades qualification and achiving NCEA Level Two. Kick start a trade's career now and choose from a great selection of career options, including: Classes start the 7th of February 2012. For an application form or more information contact WelTec on 0800 WELTEC or www.weltec.ac.nz SPACES ARE LIMITED DON'T MISS OUT Phone: 566 4089 124 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt www.chilton.school.nz Dance classes for Preschool to adults at one of New Zealand's leading Dance institutions include: -- Preschool Dance -- Tap -- Ballet -- Musical Theatre -- Jazz -- Pilates -- Hip Hop -- Adult Classes -- Contemporary Come to our Enrolment Day open to girls and boys in the wider community Chilton Dance / Music Centre Enrolment Day Saturday 28 January 10.00am -- 12.00noon For booking forms and all enquiries please contact Chilton on 566 4089 or email email@example.com Choirs and Orchestras Cherubs Choir: 6 -- 8 Years Mondays 3.30pm -- 4.30pm Brio Choir: 9 --12 Years Mondays 4.35pm -- 5.40pm Amadeus Orchestra: grade 3 or equiv. Mondays 3.40pm -- 4.40pm Amadeus Chamber Music: Mondays 4.40pm -- 5.10pm grade 4 or equiv. (Terms One and Two) Ghostly experiences offered on tour By ANDREA O'NEIL That's the spirit: Medium Kathy McBride, left, will try to capture ghosts' voices using high-tech equipment at an upcoming ghost hunt in Pauatahanui, with assistance from Yolanda Carr. For someone who says she's not much of a people person, Kathy McBride has the wrong career: she's confronted by friends and strangers all day long -- only they happen to be dead. Ghost hunter, ghost buster, medium, psychic -- call her what you will, Miss McBride says she has seen, heard and felt ghosts since childhood. She didn't choose to be a medium. She had no choice but to heed her calling and become a fulltime spirit communicator 10 years ago, she says. It's not always an easy road. It would be nice to have a regular income.'' Since then she has had a regular spot reaching spirits live on radio, has staged Messages from Beyond'' shows up and down the country and has worked with the police on cases, she says. Locals will have a chance to put their faith in Miss McBride's abilities on January 28, by attending an event she calls The Great Ghost Hunt''. A group of 20 people will be taken by bus to a cemetery and the site of a murder, then to The Lodge at the Inlet to communicate with spirits. She says participants can expect to see ghosts and orbs of light energy, be touched by ghosts, and feel extreme cold spots of minus-20 degrees Celsius to minus-30 deg C where ghosts pass by. There won't be a seance, which Miss McBride says are dangerous and encourage malevolent spirits, but the group will do some table tipping'', where spirits levitate a table half a metre in the air. Cameras are welcome. Miss McBride says she has photographed spirits and orbs on many previous ghost hunt tours. We're quite scientific about the way we do this. I look for a real reason for the signs,'' she says. The real orbs -- you can tell the differ- ence.'' Miss McBride uses a laser thermometer, spirit voice recorder and a gauss meter for measuring electromagnetic fields, which she says are disturbed by ghosts' presence. Most ghosts are not evil, and while many people come on the tour to give themselves a fright, the point isn't to scare the living daylights out of them, Miss McBride says. It's not for people to be scared out of their wits. They want to experience the supernatural, the other side.'' Many ghosts have a sense of humour and are happy to be hunted'' by tour groups, she says. The ghosts themselves benefit from the tours too -- Miss McBride can encourage them to move to the other side. It's about finding out who that spirit is, especially if they feel trapped or stuck.'' For ghost tour bookings, phone 528 3506.
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