Kapi-Mana News : April 16th 2013
9 KAPI-MANA NEWS, APRIL 16, 2013 FEATURE PRICE LIMITS TIL 5TH MAY We've lowered the price limit on selected items until May 5 2013. Brands and products may vary by week. FSW KEY NW160413 We reserve the right to limit quantities. For customer service phone 0800 4 New World (0800 463 996) or email newworld@ foodstuffs-wgtn.co.nz. Prices apply from 15/04/13 to 21/04/13 in the Wellington, Wairarapa, Horowhenua, Taranaki, Manawatu, Wanganui and Hawke's Bay regions only. Benedict's Chopped or Whole Italian Tomatoes 400g PRICE LIMIT 1OR LESS $ Pams Flour 1.5kg PRICE LIMIT 2 OR LESS $ Earthcare Toilet Tissue 12s PRICE LIMIT 4 OR LESS $ NZ Lamb Loin Chops PRICE LIMIT 13 OR LESS $kg Mainland Mild, Colby or Edam Cheese 1kg PRICE LIMIT 8 OR LESS $ Pams Bread (Excludes Mixed Grain and Soy & Linseed) PRICE LIMIT 2 OR LESS $ USA Californian Sunkist Oranges PRICE LIMIT 2 OR LESS $kg or fruitful? Kids' TV was almost as yankee- doodle back in our day, and we still grew up favouring hokey-pokey icecream and pronouncing our Zs'' with an ed''. politically correct and tranquil that they're utterly flavourless. Take Donald Duck, the original angry bird; he is a meek shadow of his for- mer mallard on Mickey Mouse Club- house. My three-year-old son gazes at such shows in a freeze-dried stupor. As a little experiment, I showed him a Mickey Mouse cartoon from the 1950s on Youtube. The giggles started. How about some old school Tom & Jerry? Gigg- les galore. He may not have learned anything -- except how to trap his sister inside an ironing board -- but at least it triggered a reaction. Sesame Street is still soldiering on, but with more Elmo and less edu- cational content, and there's next to no modern equivalent for The Elec- tric Company, the science-focused 3-2-1 Contact and The Edison Twins, or Kiwi classic It is I, Count Homogenized. More local content is required. Just as importantly, more quality content is required. But until that happens, kids are still waking too early and still get- ting under our feet when we're preparing dinner. To that end, below are some kids' shows that shouldn't turn little Johnny or Jenny into a sociopath, or make mums and dads feel like their brains have been doused in Drano. Rave on: The groovy gang from Yo Gabba Gabba! with Jack Black. The kids (shows) are all right Five kids' shows worth their salt and parents' sanity: Yo Gabba Gabba! (USA) Nickelodeon, daily 4.25am, 4.25pm. Developed by two American fathers with no previous experience writing for television who had a mutual disap- pointment in kids' tele- vision. Centred around music, movement and featuring real artists, it started as an internet experiment, until it caught Nickelodeon's attention. Centred around DJ Lance Rock, aka 1990s indie musician Lance Robertson, it's a heady mix of vibrant colours, dancing monsters and phat beats. Guest appearances have included Elijah Wood, The Killers, Jack Black and Weezer. Thankfully my family has yet to require the 4.25am airing. Caillou (Canada) Kidzone/TVNZ On Demand, presently off air. I'm probably more enthusiastic about Caillou than my son because it's very big on little les- sons, like sharing and listening, concepts which young minds can struggle to grasp -- to put it mildly. Originally produced in French and based on a series of books by child developmental psychologists, it concerns the neighbourhood adventures of four-year-old Cail- lou. The use of imagination is a key theme. Sadly, Jaclyn Linetsky, the voice of Caillou from 2000 to 2003, died in a car crash. Tiki Tour (New Zealand) TV2, 6.30am, Monday-Friday. A solid Kiwi entry, mixing music, activities, animation and culture. The presenters are friendly and smiley, but aren't going to grate mums and dads like some kids' show presenters. The stop and think'' phrase has been co-opted into my family's daily vernacular. The 6.30am start time is golden, but be warned, if you turn on the box too early, you'll be in for a shouty sermon from wealthy evan- gelist Creflo Dollar. He's a very angry man, daddy.'' The Wotwots (New Zealand) Kidszone, presently off air. The adventures of SpottyWot and DottyWot are a great Kiwi success story, Pukeko Pictures' alien creations recently gaining a foothold in Europe. The show is also a very enter- taining wot, I mean watch, as the CGI siblings explore our natural surroundings, be it the zoo, beach or bush. The Wotwots are also the easiest TV characters for parents to imi- tate for their offspring's amuse- ment. Sesame Street (USA) FOUR, daily, 6am and 2pm. Though many of the voices have changed, the theme song alone will bring memories flooding back for parents who grew up in the 1970s and 1980s. Its educational focus has dimmed over the years, but there is still great variety and learning tools, and it is nice that many of the original cast -- people and muppets -- are still involved. Sesame Street remains one of the few children's shows to convey urban living, particularly in a positive, vibrant way.
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