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Children compete to grow tallest sunflower

HOPEFUL: Kidsfirst MacFarlane Park kindergarten children Mckenzie Edwards (above left), 3, Evie Beyers-Guy, 2, and Telisha Brougham (below), 4, with their sunflower pots.

the project’s history was 3.12m. The children will learn how to sow and care for seedlings as well as the daily care of their plant. Daltons general manager Colin Parker is thrilled with the return of the project this year. “The competition aspect adds a little extra fun to the project for the children, but we are more focused on creating opportunities to spark a lifelong love of gardening.” The competition runs until December 6, and winners will be announced on December 8.

„„ By Sophie Cornish CHILDREN WILL learn valuable gardening skills and knowledge during the Daltons Sunflowers in Kindergartens Project. Seventeen Christchurch kindergartens will compete to grow the tallest sunflower or widest sunflower head. Each kindergarten was sent a Daltons starter pack with everything the children need to grow their own sunflowers, which have the potential to grow up to 4m. The tallest sunflower ever grown in

TAKING CARE: Losa Paseka, 3, plants a seed.

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PHOTOS: MARTIN HUNTER TEACH: Papanui High School year 10 student Henri Liswoyo (left), 14, helps Ginny Bonisch with her iPad, while Tyler Hawthorn, 14, helps Ann McGrain.

Library service bridges generation gap with tech help are giving up their lunch breaks each Tuesday for the Papanui Library’s new programme – GenConnect. Librarian Lisa Sanger said the library is delighted to announce

„„ By Julia Evans WHO BETTER to solve tech problems than a generation of digital natives. Papanui High School students

the new programme, which aims to help residents with their tech and bridge the generation gap. “The idea behind GenConnect is to increase interactions 3 generations between the younger

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