Kapi-Mana News : January 22nd 2013
7 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 22, 2013 NEWS Vgto Qpg 4235 Fcvgu Years19andYear13 Friday 1 February Thursday 19 April All Students Monday 4 February Thursday 19 April Fgxgnqrkpi eqwtcigqwu. eqphkfgpv. ecrcdng ekvk¦gpu 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 5082729AA Products we offer: • Venetians • Verticals • Rollers • Sunscreens • Timber Blinds • Honey Comb • Skylights • Interior Shutters • Exterior Awnings See us at the Resene Colour Shop 4 Lyttelton Ave, Porirua. • open 6 days Free measure & installation Please contact us at: Mob: 027 508 7724 Ph: (04) 235 7744 Email: email@example.com www.moorevisionblinds.co.nz BEST CHOICE BEST PRICE BEST QUALITY IN TOWN 4507188AF WHERE: Silverstream Retreat 3 Reynolds Bach Drive, Lower Hutt, Wellington WHEN: Wed 27 March 2013, 1.00pm - 3.00pm TICKETS: $20.00 - Available from Gee & Hickton POST PRESENTATION: Join us afterwards for coffee & nibbles DEATH SUCKS! There is no greater trial a family faces than the loss of a loved one. Death sometimes brings with it turmoil on every level and trying to talk with and work with family members who have only just begun the process of grieving can sometimes be fraught with difficulties. This seminar will examine the issue of working with bereaved families in the immediate aftermath of loss. The session will address the difference in the grief process for children, teenagers, and adults, and will focus on how to more effectively engage with family members when they are likely to be at their most distressed. For 24 hour assistance Telephone 04 298-5168 Graham John Andrew Diane Kapiti Coast Funeral Home 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu 2884679AA Public toilets hit by repeat vandalism By ANDREA O'NEIL Plimmerton's public toilets have been vandalised five times in recent months, but will not be closed to the public at nights. The toilets at Plimmerton Domain and on the suburb's south beach have both been targeted, with the latter smashed by a brick in late November. They've been completely smashed or defaced,'' says Plimmerton Residents' Associ- ation chairman Colin Bleas- dale. We're pretty brassed off about it.'' Police have been informed but the culprit is likely to be someone from out- side the suburb who travelled there by train to cause trou- ble, Mr Bleasdale says. It's pretty hard to pin any- thing on anybody.'' Locking the toilets at night would be unfair on the people who use the beach on summer evenings and cause no trou- ble, he says. At the end of the day it's for everybody to use.'' It would also be too expen- sive for the council to pay someone to lock them. Polytech mover honoured By KRIS DANDO Educator: Dr Turoa Royal doesn't let the spectacular view distract him too much from his work with international academics, who look to promote education among indigenous people. Turoa Royal has had a life full of educational achievements, but he doesn't expect retire- ment to reduce his passion. The Paremata resident was named in the New Year honours list as a Companion to the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to edu- cation. He has been a teacher, school principal, a foundation director of Whitireia Com- munity Polytechnic and foun- ding chief executive of Te Wananga o Raukawa, and worked within the walls of the Ministry of Education. These days his heart lies in promoting education among indigenous people via a con- sortium of academics from the United States, Canada, Aust- ralia, Taiwan and Colombia. He also has a strong desire to highlight why the education system in New Zealand is fail- ing Maori and is writing a book on the subject. I'm busy, got to stay busy. I love what I do and it was very pleasing to get the [New Year] accolade, which is largely due to the dedicated and professional people I've worked with over the years.'' Dr Royal recalls Whitireia in the early days. It was called Parumoana Community College before the name change. In August  we had 143 students signed up to start the next February, so we had to set it all up pretty quickly. We were a week late in the end, boy it was hard work. But look at Whitireia now, it's just a fan- tastic place and incredible for Porirua, thousands of students pass through there.'' His experience in the indus- try has provided him the ability to comment exten- sively on New Zealand's edu- cation system and he says it is failing Maori and Pacific chil- dren. It's no good tackling lit- eracy and learning rates at high school; the work needs to be done at the preschool and primary school level, and more time must be put in by parents, he says. This has always been my concern, we have to find a way to increase participation and getting those success rates at school up. It starts with parents, we need to sell edu- cation to them because edu- cation equals a better quality of life in the future. Education opens up the world and gives you choices. At early age parents must read, read, read to and with children. Help with homework and encourage reading books and newspapers.'' The focus for Dr Royal this year is setting up a global university'' via the World Indigenous Network Higher Education Consortium (WIN- HEC), of which he is the chairman. He says the hundreds of millions of people around the world who are displaced due to political unrest or other fac- tors are losing access to their own culture and language, and WINHEC aims to high- light this through journals, articles and academic study. He hopes it will eventually be able to influence government policies towards education.
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