Kapi-Mana News : January 17th 2012
16 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 17, 2012 FEATURE WOFS* Monday through to Saturday BE IN QUICK, AS BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL ONLY Y AT: UNIT 3, 98 MAIN RD, TAWA (JUST BEHIND BP SERVICE STATION) www.tawaautoservice.co.nz 04 232 9128 *TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY $30 PLEASE PRESENT THIS VOUCHER • Valid until May 2012 • 3539562AH * Automotive Pre-Apprenticeship Program * Metro Training Services (MTS) is pleased to announce it is now accepting enrolments for its Level 3 Automotive Servicing course, commencing 30 January, 2012. This one-year course prepares people for employment and apprenticeships in a variety of different motor industry careers. Student loans and allowances are available. Our Automotive Servicing Level 3 course is: The best value course of its kind in the Wellington region at only $3680 incl GST The best path into an apprenticeship we have an outstanding track record The only industry- operated course of its kind in the Wellington region NZQA approved To arrange an interview to discuss your training goals, or to request an information pack, please phone or email: Frank Whitworth Training Manager (04) 237 2240 firstname.lastname@example.org Metro Training Services is registered and accredited with NZQA as a Private Training Establishment 4231237AA 14 Prosser Street, Elsdon, PORIRUA Ph: 04 237 8917 Where Service Is Important Top quality collision repairs and spray painting Guaranteed repairs Repairers for ALL insurance companies Call in for a free quote while you wait Loan cars available Contractors van available for loan Porirua's longest established collision repair shop (since 1963) 4154876A A PORIRUA MOTOR BODY REPAIRS LTD BUILD A BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR YOUR CHILD Whiti Makowharemahihi is owner and Director of the Kip McGrath Education Centre in Tawa. The Centre services the educational needs of children who are having difficulty with their school work or who just need that extra help. Extension work to very able students is also offered. Whiti is a qualified teacher and is delighted that so many families use the Centre for ongoing learning support for their children. Many students have come as primary students for help with basic skills and return for help with secondary work. Schools do an excellent job, says Whiti, but there are many reasons why individual children fail to master some of the basics, and with large class sizes, teachers are finding it increasingly difficult to help overcome individual problems. Personalised individual after-school tuition with experienced teachers help small groups of children seems an ideal solution to the problem. "We have groups of no more than four or five children and so you have the ideal environment for accelerated learning to occur" says Whiti. Kip McGrath Education Centre Tawa offers a high standard of service. This service includes tuition in reading, spelling, English and mathematics at primary, intermediate and college levels; NCEA subjects; tuition by successful and highly experienced teachers; use of a carefully planned mix of learning which uses computers, CDs, traditional book learning styles; an individualized teaching programme set in consultation with the child and the parents; motivation and achievement; and a warm and supportive environment with the continuity of having the same teacher. Senior students are encouraged to bring work that they need help with to work with their tutor for a better understanding. While the Tawa Centre is geared towards children aged between 5 and 17 years, assistance is also offered to adults who feel aspects of the programme can be helpful to them. Adult literacy and preparation for trade exams are just two examples. English as a second language and senior subject tuition are also available. Kai Tahu (Ngai Tahu) as a progressive iwi sponsor their members children from the critical primary and secondary years to come to Kip McGrath says Whiti. Whiti has developed a holiday programme commencing Monday 16th January to Friday 27th January. Whiti welcomes any telephone enquiries, so for more information to arrange a visit to the centre or a free assessment for your child call 042326461 or 0800 tutoring anytime. )W¸¸ ÚºwWê Úº eºº̊ W 1I,, ïJJ,JJ<,=K ºÎ ḉÑ́Ú ̊́±̌n‡ÎWÚ…¼nº¼ªí ?àÎ ÂàW¸́‹\w Ú\Wn…\ÎÑ nÎ\WÚ\ ́ªẃḉwàW¸ ÚàÚºÎ́ª‡ ±Îº‡ÎW̌Ñ àÑ́ª‡ :́± <n2ÎWÚ… ̌\Ú…ºwÑ¼ Z <WÚ…Ñ Z ,ª‡¸́Ñ… Z I\Wẃª‡ Z J±\¸¸́ª‡ Z )º̌±Î\…\ªÑ́ºª Z RÎ́Ú́ª‡ 232 Main Road Tawa 04 2326461 4306194AA Animal stories will always shunt By TASHA BLACK CONTINUED Page 17 Penguin love: This big bird stole the media limelight for weeks. Photo: FAIRFAXNZ A lost penguin, a white kiwi, rogue stoats and a dead wallaby all hit the headlines during the past year. Big or small, furry, feathered or slimy, it doesn't seem to matter, the public loves animal stories. Massey University senior lec- turer in journalism Dr James Hol- lings said to a certain degree the media pushed animal stories on the public but it's only because it knows people love them and website hits prove it. People love them and can't get enough of them. You could argue sometimes there is not a great deal of news value but often there is,'' said Dr Hollings. Animals provide light relief from the usual grim collection of crime and political stories, make nice pictures and are easy to identify with, he said. For this year's biggest animal star it's hard to go past the way- ward waddling emperor penguin dubbed Happy Feet by some media. In case you don't know the story (where have you been?) the bird came ashore on Peka Peka beach in Kapiti in June and was whisked off to Wellington Zoo for a series of operations after it was found to be eating sand. The penguin eventually hitched a ride on board a NIWA research vessel heading towards his cooler homeland in Antarctica but not before he catapulted to inter- national stardom. A 24-hour web camera was set up to watch his every move at Wellington Zoo and he even fea- tured on the BBC. Happy Feet, says Dr Hollings, struck a chord with the public. It was very out of the ordinary so that made it news and also the public reaction was so immense you couldn't ignore it. Everyone has got a different opinion of what should be in the newspaper, including me. For some people there prob- ably aren't enough animals in the newspaper, it's really a matter of personal opinion.'' Therefore, for those who like a yarn about animals, here is a round-up of some of the best from the region. Manukura, the rare white kiwi from Pukaha Mount Bruce national wildlife centre in Wairarapa, melted hearts with her white feathers when she was born last May. She underwent risky surgery at Wellington Zoo after swallowing two large stones. She made a full recovery and continues to update her fans via her very own Facebook page. A little further south, HUHA animal sanctuary in Kaitoke swung into action after the Febru- ary earthquake in Christ- church.
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