Kapi-Mana News : January 29th 2013
23 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 29, 2013 NEWS TTT_FOR12/01 CERTIFICATE IN FOUNDATIONAL FOREST HARVESTING - LEVEL 3 DURATION 36 weeks START March 2013 FEES Fees apply Learn the skills that will set you up to work in the forest. This hands-on, 36 week programme will give you the basic skills to get you started in a career in cable logging or ground-based logging. You’ll get to work in the forest with a forestry crew or a logging contractor throughout the programme so you get the vital experience you need. Your kaiako (tutor) will also teach you all you need to know about chainsaw maintenance, health and safety and more. FOR ENROLMENT INFORMATION CALL 237 716 OR SIMPLY TEXT 027 605 0051 – SPACES LIMITED! GAIN FORESTRY SKILLS IN 2013! $OO SURJUDPPHV DQG HQUROPHQWV DUH VXEMHFW WR PLQLPXP FODVV QXPEHUV DQG SURJUDPPH FRQĺUPDWLRQ (YHU\ HIIRUW KDV EHHQ PDGH WR HQVXUH WKDW WKH FRQWHQW RI WKLV DGYHUWLVHPHQW LV FRUUHFW DW WKH WLPH RI SULQW 0800 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz 5082763AA classes for preschool to adults at one of New Zealand's leading dance institutions. Under the guidance of highly qualified teachers Chilton Dance Centre provides the highest standard of dance in a positive, caring environment. Open to female and male students from the wider community. Adult Classes Ballet Contemporary Hip Hop Jazz Musical Theatre Preschool Dance Tap or contact Chilton Dance Centre Director Bronwyn Bennett on 570 4034 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 566 4089 124 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt www.chilton.school.nz Designed for students who love to sing and dance, this weekly two hour dynamic workshop focuses on the moves and sounds of today. Open to school age boys and girls. Two classes: Ages 9-11 and 12+ A high energy dance session in a boys own zone. Open to school age boys. No girls allowed! Emphasis on fitness, strength, co-ordination and rhythm. Ages 8+ Pages Pages 17-19 17-19 Porirua GP to advise Pharmac PHARMAC has welcomed the appointment of Porirua-based GP Sean Hanna to the Pharma- cology and Therapeutics Advis- ory Committee (PTAC). PTAC provides PHARMAC with clinical advice on medicines PHARMAC is considering fund- ing. The committee is made up of senior clinicians and phar- macologists, who are appointed by the Director-General of Health. PHARMAC medical director Dr Peter Moodie says Dr Han- na’s appointment adds to the skills and experience already present on the committee. ‘‘Dr Hanna has particular interests in primary care in high health needs communities, and in youth and adolescent health. These are valuable perspectives to add to the mix already pres- ent within PTAC.’’ Dr Hanna brings a general practice background to the com- mittee, with particular interests in cross-cultural communication within general practice; youth primary care, and primary care in communities with high health needs. Paint pollution avoidable White wash: Paint pollution in Whitby’s Albatross Close Stream. A stream in Whitby ran white recently due to paint entering the stormwater system, prompt- ing a reminder from the regional council that roadside gutters are only for the rain. Greater Wellington’s environ- mental protection team were called out to Albatross Close Stream, a tributary of Duck Creek, on January 10 when residents noticed a paint dis- charge at a stormwater outlet. ‘‘The source of the paint couldn’t be traced but it prob- ably came from a domestic source such as someone empty- ing leftover paint or washing their paint brushes into the roadside gutter,’’ says senior environmental protection officer Naomi Middleton, who attended the incident. ‘‘At this time of the year many people are trying to complete their summer DIY projects – but these often involve pollutants like paint, which must be dis- posed of properly. Paint should never go down roadside gutters because it will drain into the stormwater sys- tem and end up in streams and the sea, contaminating the plants and animals that live there.’’ Ms Middleton says the correct disposal for small amounts of leftover paint is the wastewater system. ‘‘Put your leftover paint in your laundry sink - this goes for washing paint brushes too and also for ‘green’ or ‘biodegradable’ paint, which is a contaminant when it gets into the natural environment. The more diluted the paint is when it goes down the laundry sink, the better. ‘‘Some retailers accept unused or unwanted paint, so that’s another option for getting rid of leftover paint.’’ If you see any waste going into the gutter, call the regional council’s 24-hour Environment Hotline: 0800 496 734.
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