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Published every even week during school terms. Posted to school families, the wider community, on the web and emailed by request. Copy and casual advertising for #05 published Wed 29 Apr closes Thu 23 Apr. WEDNESDAY 25 MARCH 2015 ~ TERM 1 WEEK 08 ~ VOLUME 155 NUMBER 04

WHAKATAUKĪ/PROVERB1

Tangata ako ana i te whare, te turanga ki te marae, tau ana. A person who is taught at home, will stand collected on the Marae. A child who is given proper values at home and cherished within their family, will not only behave well amongst the family but also within society and throughout their life - Mauri ora na akoranga. www.maori.cl/Proverbs.htm

CALENDAR Mon 23 Mar Wed 25 Mar Fri 27 Mar Sat 28 Mar Sun 29 Mar Mon 30 Mar Wed 01 Apr Thu Sun Mon Sat Mon Tue

02 Apr 05 Apr 20 Apr 25 Apr 27 Apr 28 Apr

* Further information elsewhere in the newsletter.

ERO on sites Kaituna visiting Pelorus Community Preschool Kaituna visiting Rai Vly School Junior Class The Grape Ride - watch out for all those riders Muddy Buddy – Havelock Estuary Pelorus at ANZAC workshop Marl Museum Pelorus place crosses at Havelock Cenotaph Pelorus Quiz Night * End of Term Easter Start of Term 2 ANZAC Day ANZAC Holiday Teacher only Day

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HAERE MAI NAUMAI Last week we welcomed Jack (Y7), Ashley (Y6) and Kaytie (Y3) Mulholland to the school and community. We wish you a happy and successful time. We also welcome back Rico Scott (Y5). Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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THE WORLD NEEDS MORE RANDOM… ACTS OF KINDNESS Stay tuned for an upcoming initiative to bring more smiles to the local community and who knows, throughout the world! In Term 2 students from Kiwi Can schools across the region will kick-start the initiative by doing a good deed for someone they know. This could be anything from holding a door open for someone to bringing their parents breakfast in bed! The smiling recipient will then be encouraged to pass on the goodwill and do something unexpected for someone else, and so on - and in this way we hope the smiles will keep spreading. But here’s the twist - we want our students to be able to watch the growing ‘ripple-effect’ of what they started. A Facebook page will allow people to report on the kind deeds that were done for them – and we need people’s support with this. More details to come early next term – thanks in advance for helping track the spreading smiles! RECOGNISED RECENTLY acknowledging recent achievement, effort and commensurate reward Reading 25 nights ~ Ellie Gatjens, Josh Steele, Mia Higgins, Isla Baillie, Hunter Elvy, Ollie Foote, Caleb Bailey-Gatchell, Abbey Lawrence, Jack McKay, Courtney Brownlee, Tane Ward, Hannah Roborgh, Conor Clark, Alex Steele, Molly-Jo Munro, Sara Aston-Butterfield, Tayla Munro, Shianne Bailey-Gatchell, Taylor Clark, Kane Elvy, Boyd Elvy, Tyrani Stewart, Sakura Urakawa- Murdoch, TylaRose Illsley-Slape, Jessie Gatjens, Aroha Ward, Maryanne Rimene-Solomon Math 100% Accuracy in under 5 minutes ~ Hannah Roborgh, Towa Urakawa-Murdoch, Molly-Jo Munro, Marcus Rimene-Soloman, Alex Steele Huge Improvement ~ Ben Robbins, Drew O’Donnell, Emma McCauley

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DOUBLE DOLPHIN AWARDS The parents of George Robbins, Olivia Johnson and Jack McKay received a congratulatory card sharing the news that one of their children had received a Double Dolphin Award. Kiwi Can leaders Di and Sophia handed the awards out recently at assembly acknowledging that these three students had been recognised as consistently showing leadership. Congratulations are of course also in order for the three students themselves. Leadership (the right type) is often easily stated but much harder to practice. Nice one! Earlier in the term Tayla Munro, Max Skehan and Courtney Brownlee received Double Dolphin Awards in recognition of Fairness and Fairplay. Amongst others at assembly this week, awards recognising those who practise the skills/art of conflict resolution will be presented by Sophia and Di. All these awards naturally underline the school’s core values, especially manaakitanga - caring. Congratulations to all.

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MUSSEL FESTIVAL – THANK YOU A huge thank you goes out to Jason and Tracey Clark who organised this year’s stall and all the people who helped out at the Mussel Festival. With this help we have raised over $2 000 to go towards the refurbishment of the playground. Thanks also to those who supported the venture with time, labour and items like parsley, lemons, ice, gas and sauces. Many hands… thanks. As luck would have it there remain leftover a few Prawn Skewers and these are for sale at $36/kg bag. Just contact Mandy to secure yours. First in first served. ZUMBA IN HAVELOCK Pam Elvy 574 1046 / 021 2632 431 If you ever thought about coming but are hesitant, please know you are welcome to come and watch. You never know, you might want to get up and dance. If you want to get fit, Zumba will help you. Wednesday morning classes are at the Havelock Town Hall. All other classes are at Havelock School Hall. Feel free to like Havelock Zumba Pam Elvy Facebook page for updates. 2015 WEEKLY TIMETABLE - Havelock School Hall (off Lawrence Street) Monday Morning class 10 am - 11 am Monday Evening class 6 pm – 7 pm Wednesday class 9:30 am - 10:30 am (Havelock Town Hall) Thursday class 6 pm – 7 pm Friday class 9:30 am - 10:30 am $5 per class (under 10 yrs free) 10-18 yrs $2 per class. Concession cards are available. Please wear comfortable gear and shoes. Remember to bring a drink of water and a small towel. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Johnston Associates South Chartered Accountants Masterminding brighter tomorrows Annual Financial Accounting Accounting Services Evaluation and Implementation

(Xero a nd the Cloud Training)

Business Advisory

(Development and Structure)

Corporate Advisory

(Cash Flows, Budgets, Projections)

Debt Structure and Management Due Diligence Management Reporting/Interim Reporting New Company Setup Strategic and business planning Succession Planning Taxation Tax Compliance and Advice Trans-Tasman Accounting

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Dean Steele

CA, B.Mgmt (Hons)

021 249 1191 dsteele@jacal.co.nz

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CA, B.Com, Dip Grad

021 249 1195 bdouglas@jacal.co.nz

Brad McNeill CA, BCA, BSc

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING PELORUS COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL

Monday 30 March 2015 at 7 pm

Pelorus Community Preschool, 49 Main Road, Havelock

Calling on all parents with children attending our wonderful childcare facility and any interested community members to consider becoming a member of the Board of the Pelorus Community Preschool. The Preschool will need at least four new board members to replace those who have shifted away or are now parents of primary aged children. Please consider putting your name forward for nomination. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and help your community. For more information, please contact the preschool. Nanette Buchanan-Brown

Chairperson

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MOBILE ORAL HEALTH CLINIC VISITING The Mobile Community Oral Health Clinic is now onsite as usual at Havelock Primary School and will remain operational until Friday 10 April. The brightly decorated Mobile COHC houses two fully equipped clinics each staffed by a dental therapist and a dental assistant supported by on-board modern x-ray, computer and sterilisation facilities. The Community Oral Health Service operates from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm five days per week and fifty weeks per year, giving parents more choice as to when they can accompany their children. NMDHB Oral Health Educator, Esme Palliser said, “Parents have also enjoyed the ability to group book all their children to be seen at the same visit and talking directly to the dental therapist about good oral health care for their family.” The Mobile Clinic makes two visits a year to our area and parents are contacted by telephone to arrange appointments for their children. If families need to change these appointments or they have recently shifted or changed their phone number they should phone 0800 833 849.

LIBRARY DONATION The Havelock Library has received a book kindly donated by Mai Chen, (via Ian Cameron) entitled ‘Public Law Toolbox’ 2nd Edition. This book is an indispensable resource for anyone dealing with Government and its officials.

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FROM THE COMMUNITY GARDEN Earlier this year we received a phone call that took the volunteers at the Havelock Community Garden by surprise. One of our vegetable recipients had put our name forward to the organisers of the Cawthron Marlborough Awards and the call was to ask us if we would enter. We decided that this would be a useful exercise and in January we were visited by the three who were judging the “Community Innovation” section. They were accompanied by reporter Sophie Preece and you may have seen her piece on the garden in the “Express” in February. We also received a very useful and full report from the judges with several recommendations. Friday 13 March was the evening for the awards with the function being held in Marlborough Convention Centre. The “Community Innovation” section included some amazing projects. Being judged along with us were Kiwi Conservation Club (children’s branch of Forest & Bird), Tennyson Inlet Boat Club (restoration of Matai Bay Hut, Marlborough Farmers’ Market and the Renwick School (Solar power Positive Energy Project). The winner was the Farmers’ Market but we received encouragement to enter again next year and with the ideas and benefit gained this year, we probably will. Meanwhile, away from the glitz and glamour of life in Blenheim, our volunteers continue to work hard every Tuesday. There is always plenty of laughter as we harvest the variety of vegetables for the community worker to take away. This year we have been harvesting fruit from our own trees which have done amazingly well. Thanks to Rachel and Ben for donating them to us. Now that our stunning dry summer is passing, we are ready to plant broccoli, cabbages and cauliflowers as well as silver beet. Carrots, parsnips and beetroot seeds are germinating and we roll onto the new season….. If you know of someone who is in need of our vegetables, or you would like to volunteer to work in the garden on a Tuesday morning, please contact Ian Cameron on 574 2558 or email ianc.cameron@xtra.co.nz.

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THE JUMP - SHORT FILM CASTING AT HAVELOCK We’ve just finished all of our casting and have ended up casting a boy (not from Havelock or Rai as it turns out), but wanted to pass on a huge thank you to the boys, parents and staff who helped us with the casting. There were actually a couple of standouts from Havelock - great personalities, both engaging and serious, who really stood out on camera, but in the end we were matching a specific family look so had to go with the boy who best suited that particular look. It was a great experience for Alex and Joe coming in to Havelock and meeting the kids, and of course we also really appreciate your time and energy in setting up the casting and welcoming us into your school. We’d like to keep you informed with how we go as we’d love to show everyone local the final film when we get it done! No doubt we’ll run into some of the parents or staff when we are down there anyway (April 8th -12th / 13th), but will keep in touch when we are done as well. Thank you again for your time!

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KAPA HAKA Within minutes of the first session a few weeks ago Kaiako Merehira Wills had the girls working with poi. Learning the words and actions simultaneously calls for some serious concentration. The boys too have been working on the school’s haka. Waiata old and new also are sung. Weekly sessions are helping prepare all students to participate in the Taiopenga later in the year. CLASSES AT THE MARLBOROUGH TECH CENTRE These got underway promptly at the beginning of the year and have run their first semester of six weeks. Students from across the region cycle through a wide and comprehensive series of experiences over the course of two years with exposure to some sophisticated ideas and equipment. The Board of Trustees has just recently resigned the MoA for a further three years ensuring our seniors have access to one of New Zealand’s best centres. At left Sara is learning about error correction and above Jordan is cleaning up loose ends after embroidering a planter pocket.

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SENIOR SWIMMING AT STADIUM 2000 The five Pelorus Cluster schools gathered at the end of February at Stadium 2000 to compete in numerous events but despite the best attempts of our Year 4 - 8 teams of Fish and Dolphins we only managed to gain fourth place… always hard given the numbers and formula used for events such as these. Still, some performances were particularly notable with Kea Bradley, Ari Tremain, Taylor Clark and Tayla Munro showing only heals in various events. Unfortunately with staff fully occupied as marshals and starters etc, photo opportunities came and went without some snaps being taken. Thanks to Eve Tremain for supplying the photo taken just after the pool was cleared. A great day out with some valuable experience gained in deeper water and longer distances. Thanks to those parents who made the event possible through supplying their vehicles and time - as always, a much appreciated and vital component to these days. Photo: Ari and Taylor pose and photo-bombing from behind is the double act of Boyd and Kane.

CAN YOU HELP ~ CLOTHING FOR BRAND NEW BABIES Plea from Amaroa Katu AmaroaK@marlboroughpho.org.nz... Subject: Young Pacific fanau There are some young Pacific families who have just had babies and are in need of the baby essentials ie clothing, bedding, cots etc. If you have any pre-loved unwanted baby essentials, we would really appreciate it if you would bring them into the PHO so we are able to comfortably distribute these resources to the families in need. Our appreciation in advance. Amaroa Katu Community Health Services Manager DDI: 03 520 6260 Cell: 021 284 4493 PS Drop into school and Mr B will take in. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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MARLBOROUGH NETBALL 2015 Information regarding Yrs 0 - 4 for this coming netball season. Yrs 0 – 2 starts Friday June 5th at 4 pm The focus for this age group is exploring netball and developing basic fundamental skills. Each week will start with a 20 minute progressive skill session and then a game of 2 x 10 minute halves. This is a 4-aside game played on 1/3rd of a netball court. Rolling substitutions are allowed. 10 is the maximum number for a team but my observations last year were once the kids are on court they don’t really want to come off and 6 seemed to be the ideal number. Each team requires one adult responsible for them. That person will need to be available on Friday the 29th of May for an hours training which will allow them on court with their team. I will send out more information regarding this after the school holidays. Year 3 NNZ have a modified programme that we are introducing this season for the year 3 players. It is along the same format as the above programme, skill session first then a 5 aside modified game covering 2/3 of a court. Next year this programme will also include Year 4 students. There will be a demonstration game on opening day May 2nd at 12:15 pm. I will send out more comprehensive information regarding this after the school holidays. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Year 4 It is business as usual for our year 4’s. We understand that for some teams it is necessary to have some Year 3 players to make up a team. We would encourage those children to be involved in the Friday programme as well, for the skill sessions. Please note that these Year 3’s will not play 7 aside next season and should have this explained to them (and probably more importantly, to their caregivers). Coaching sessions for new coaches 18th of April at Horton Park 9:30 am – a walk-through of important stuff to know i.e. where registration cards are, how to fill them out, where they go next etc. This will take less than half an hour and straight after the walk through I will deliver a beginner coaches course “My Team and Me” which takes approximately 1.5 hrs. 22nd April at Horton Park 6 pm – as above. If you can get together a group of 6 or more coaches that are wanting to do a beginning coaching course (they don’t have to be all from the same school) I am happy to come out and run a course at a place and time that suits. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me on ndo@marlboroughnetball.org.nz or 03 577 9050 or 021 202 8716. Email is probably the most reliable method. Looking forward to seeing you on the courts. Vanessa Hika Netball Development Officer Marlborough Netball Horton Park Pavillion PO Box 1072 Blenheim www.marlboroughnetball.org.nz REAP COURSES First Aid Work Certificate and Revalidation Tutor: Nine Scott – Triple One Care. Date: To be advised. A one day course. Times: Revalidation 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and Full Course 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Course Costs: Revalidation $60 and Full Course $105. Pasta Making Tutor: Piero Rocco. Date: 9 May 2015 starting at 11:00 am. You will never buy pasta again once Piero shows you how easy and tasty it is to make. A few positions still available. Mosaics Made Easy Tutor Joan Clark. Date: 28 - 29 April 2015 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. This is over two days to allow for drying. Learn the basics of Mosaics with simple projects on offer. All equipment supplied. The venue will be the Community Classroom at Havelock School. A few positions are still available. Rita Jacobson Phone: 574 2176 Email: ritacollet@clear.net.nz Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEENS - SEAN COVEY

This leadership camp took place for the Year 7/8 students from the Pelorus Cluster of schools recently at Rai Valley Area School. Run by Ross Banbury of the Marlborough Community Development Trust, this two-day residential camp has a programme centred about the seven habits featured in Sean Covey’s “must read” book for teenagers. This ultimate teenage success guide introduces the following seven habits and the camp set about working through them via adventure based learning ie practical and fun activities underlining the messages in concrete fashion. • Be Proactive - take responsibility for your life • Begin with the end in mind - define your mission and goals in life • Put first things first - prioritise and do the most important things first • Think win-win - have an everyone-can-win attitude • Seek first to understand, then to be understood - listen to people sincerely • Synergise - work together to achieve more • Sharpen the saw - renew yourself regularly Awards were presented at the conclusion of the camp following presentations from participants these have been videoed and will be given to students to reflect on some more later in the year when follow-up work is done. Chairperson of the Havelock Community Assoc Dean Steele presented the awards. The camp was free for Havelock students as texts and costs were met by a grant secured in 2013 from Pub Charity. Students still have the books for some time so if parents haven’t yet caught up with them, there is still opportunity. Ross will be back in later terms this year to revisit and see how the habits are going. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Part-time / Relieving Administration Position A part-time position has become available at our Havelock office requiring an enthusiastic administrator to join our committed team. We would like to hear from you if you have: • Experience in administration including data entry and financial procedures • An eye for detail • Work well in a team situation or independently • Experience with Xero, Capsule CRM and IMS Payroll is beneficial but not essential • Problem-solving abilities would be an advantage In return we offer • A place in the team where your efforts are recognised, respected and supported. • Typically 5 hours a week with additional hours to cover sickness and annual leave of existing staff. Apply in writing with your CV including referees to; The Hairy Mussel Co, PO Box 73, Havelock, Marlborough or digitally by emailing susan@hairymussel.co.nz by Friday 27th March 2015

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WANTED..... Firewood for this winter. Please phone Tash on 574 1329.

BLENHEIM INDOOR SPORTS HOLIDAY PROGRAMME Sports based programme running 8:30am – 4pm week days. $3.50 per hour you pick the hours that suit you best OR $26 for the full day. Call 578 4851 to book or go to our website www.blenheimindoorsports.co.nz BIG DAY OUT FOR PELORUS AT PELORUS One of the school’s longer term local curriculum goals is to water-proof students ie give them the skills to survive around and in deep water. To this end the Pelorus students earmarked a day to go bush in the morning and into the river in the afternoon but as luck would have it, the first lesson in NZ is to wait for the right conditions and of course this was learnt when the weather turned suddenly from summer to autumn and the heavens opened up. Along with the downpour came some huge gusts that even gave us some excitement at school let alone the bush. And so it was a week later than planned. The time spent collecting information and just being in amongst the tall natives of the Tawa Walk at Pelorus Bridge was just magic. We could have spent much longer there. After a brief lunch it was time to get wet just below the bridge and tackle the set tasks Mr Throssell had lined up… negotiating rapids with the body in the right position, using a rescue rope, the use of buoyancy aids/life-jackets, how to keep warm in cold water and the if and how when entering water from an elevated position. Having waited a week the weather was stunning and the lessons learned in the pool and subsequently the river, will be reiterated in Term 4 when the follow-up happens in salt-water. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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Photos… Prev page Students dwarfed by the ancients of the forest. Left Recording the information useful in trying to piece together the intricate relationships that enable a forest to exist. Middle There’s nothing like a friend to keep the cold water from sapping your warmth away. The huddle is an effective way to stay alive but requires enough buoyancy, clothing and calm heads. Below left The theory of throwing a rope is easy to understand the execution needs a fair amount of practice especially if your target is further than a couple of metres away. Near left Jacob takes the plunge as did everybody albeit from slightly different places and differing heights.

Thanks Mr Throssell, Mr B, Mrs Elvy who spent time in the water and the other parents who gave up their day to spend some time in the bush and at the river to enable this exciting learning opportunity to happen. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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HAPPY FACES ART CLUB!

We would like to invite children of 5+ years to join in our Happy Faces Art Club. We will be creating a wide range of take home masterpieces including: scrap booking, sewing, paintings and picture frames. It will be held one Sunday each month from 9:30 - 11:30 am and we will provide a morning tea to keep those creative juices flowing! Our first session will be on the 22nd of March so contact us for more information and an enrolment form, bookings are essential. Don’t delay spaces are limited! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook to keep up to date with all we have to offer!

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

We still have a few spaces available for our up and coming holiday programme. This is an OSCAR approved programme (you may be entitled to a WINZ subsidy) and will give your child an opportunity to interact with their peers while having fun! The up and coming programme will include a great range of activities and excursions for example: A trip to the movies and tenpin bowling!

WE DO PARTIES TOO! We would also like to mention that our premises is a great place to host your birthday party especially for those up and coming colder months! We have a great range of options available including catering options and a cake specialist for more information get in touch! Emma McArtney Phone: 5791150 Cell: 021 129 2479 Email: happyfaceskids@hotmail.com

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CONSERVATION ON OUR DOORSTEP Following an application process, ten seniors were given permission by DoC for the Pelorus schools’ annual overnight adventure staying on Maud Island. Although the preparations seem a wee bit OTT at first, once you’re on the island and you know what is trying to be achieved you can understand the precautions. Like many of life’s lessons and understandings they don’t come with whistles and bells shouting out, “Over here!” What is found on Maud needs careful attention, observation, patience and thought. To this end we were lucky enough to have the services of Marine Biologist from Otago University Richard de Hamil as well as Sue and Frank who live on the island. A number of activities were used to help with the understandings of conservation and the impact of human activity and perhaps what sort of thinking needs to be applied to keep the balance fair so that future generations can enjoy the wealth and diverse nature of our local flora and fauna. Being able to observe and/or hold, the giant weta, cave weta, bush weta, skinks, geckos, little blue penguins, Maud Island frog and feed moths to morepork/ruru made the lessons easier to understand. Just how DoC staff go about their work and the technologies used gave real insight into the practicalities, long term thinking and patience required when committing to conservation work. Of course some history in the form of the WWII gun battery and magazine was impressive but showed also how nature endures and is reclaiming what was once a huge human imprint on the eastern facing slope of Maud Island. Students returned tired but enthusiastic. One never knows just what seeds have been planted and whose hands will take over this important work in the years ahead. Thanks DoC for granting us the opportunity and also Richard and Sue for your efforts in engaging with our students in lessons hard to teach inside a classroom. Thanks too to Del for getting us there and back safely - what a great place we live in. Pelorus is looking to go on camp after Queen’s Birthday weekend in the Abel Tasman National Park. No doubt many of these activities will be added to. Mauri Ora na Akoranga ~ Learning for Life… since 1861

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1 Whakataukī (proverbs) play a large role within Māori culture and are used as a reference point in speeches and also as guidelines spoken to others day by day. It is a poetic form of te Reo often merging historical events or holistic perspectives with underlying messages which are extremely influential.

QUIZ NIGHT Teams are registering fast for this night of competitive fun. Get in quick. See over for details. Below we have listed the very generous sponsors to date, all contributing to a great night. Don’t forget this is a BYO event and so only for adults.

OUR GENEROUS QUIZ SPONSORS

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