NorWest News 05-12-17

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Robotics pop up at Redwood Library. Have fun playing with Lego Mindstorms EV3, Bee-Bots, M-Bots and simple programming software of the library’s iPads. A dropin after-school session for children ages seven to 12 will be held from 3.30-4.30pm on Wednesday. Library staff will be on hand to help children explore robotic fun. Free entry and no booking is required.

Email julia.evans@starmedia.kiwi by 5pm each Wednesday

Bishopdale Documentary Project Every day, 9am-6pm A selection of photographs from the Christchurch Documentary Project: Bishopdale 2017 are on display in the library. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Scrabble Group Tuesday, 9.45am-noon Go along and play scrabble with the friendly weekly group. Exercise your brain and have fun. Gold coin donation. Sundbye House, 100 Farrington Ave Football Tuesday, 12.10-1pm Social kick around of football at Nunweek Park. Played every Tuesday and Friday from 12.10pm. It’s free and anyone is welcome. Suitable for those who work night shift or are free during the daytime. Or if you work near the airport, Harewood, Bishopdale, Papanui, Avonhead, Wairakei, Burnside, Memorial Ave and have an hour lunch break. Generally played with four or seven a side. Email Christchurch.soccer@gmail.com for more information. Nunweek Park, Harewood Rd

GenConnect Tuesday, 12.10-12.40pm Connecting generations by sharing knowledge. Do you have questions about your iPad, Smart Phone or Tablet? Or maybe you want to know how to use Skype, Facebook, or share your photos with family or friends? Ask an expert. Papanui High School students will be available every Tuesday during term time from 12.10-12.40pm to help you find answers to all your questions Papanui Library, 35 Langdons Rd. Reading to Dogs Tuesday, 3.30-4.30pm These sessions have been designed to provide a relaxed and non-threatening atmosphere to encourage children to practise their reading skills and develop a love of reading. This programme uses dogs who are the pets of the city council animal management team and have been trained and tested for health, safety and temperament. Sessions are 15min. Phone 941 7923 to book a spot. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Arsenic and Old Lace Tuesday to Monday, 7.30pm

A tale of mass murder, home surgery and elderberry wine. Mortimer Brewster is living a happy life – he has a steady job at a prominent New York newspaper, he’s just become engaged, and he gets to visit his sweet spinster aunts to announce the engagement. Helped along by a cast of misfits and the criminally insane, Arsenic and Old Lace is a fast-paced, vintage comedy with a killer punch line. To book tickets go to http://www.repertory.nz/ Elmwood Audiotorium, Aikmans Rd Fendalton Family History Help Wednesday, 9.30-11.30am Are you interested in family history? A volunteer from the Canterbury branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists is available to help with your questions.

Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Bishopdale Bridge Club Wednesday, 11am-2.30pm Go along and join in with this social group which meets every Wednesday for a game or two of bridge. Table fees $5. Phone Janet for more information on 352 1440. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court Knit ’n’ Yarn Thursday 2-3pm Go along and enjoy a chat with other as you knit. For anyone who loves to knit or wants to learn. Fendalton Library, 4 Jeffreys Rd Card Club Friday, 1.30-3.30pm This weekly card club is on every Friday, just go along and join in the fun.

Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Super Saturday Storytimes Saturday, 11-11.45am Encourage learning through a love for stories and craft. Storytimes is an interactive programme including stories, songs, rhymes and play. This is a free session. Shirley Library, 36 Marshland Rd Bishopdale Book Club Monday, 10-11am Go along to join a friendly group of readers and chat about your current reading and old favourites. With no set book to read, this is a relaxed and social group, which meets monthly in the library. Ōrauwhata: Bishopdale Library and Community Centre, 13 Bishopdale Court

RED CROSS

NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS

GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING Christchurch Course Dates 2017 Venue: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton

Ensuring a safe work place Learning first aid is not only a part of ensuring a safe work place, but also an integral part of our engagement with the wider community. We all learn the necessary skills to ensure that in times of emergency we are able to assist our work colleagues, but are we able to take these skills home, into the community or on to the sports field? not all work places are the same and the injury risk for each place can be wide and variable. The office attended by administrators does not carry the same risk as those people working with heavy machinery, or perhaps at some distance from a regular ambulance service. it is therefore essential that you pick the right first aid course to suit all of your activities – both professional and social. take, for example, an office worker who does not have a high risk work environment and whose concern might be to ensure that they can deal with minor cuts and superficial injuries, or the ability to perform effective CPr. These skills can be achieved on a course of eight hours duration and would generally fit into low to medium risk area. But take this same person on to a sports field either as a spectator or player when a higher level injury occurs. The eight hour course covering unit standards 6402 and 6401 (or 26551 and 26552) does not cover head neck and spinal injuries, eye injuries, hypothermia and poisonings. The majority of injuries occur outside of the work place, in fact one in three injuries occurs in the home, making it the most common place for injuries to happen. new Zealand children

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are twice as likely to die through injury as children who live in australia. They mostly die as a result of motor vehicles accidents or falls in the home. fatalities from leisure and sport are not far behind those in the workplace. The wider 12 hour course teaches the additional unit standard 6400 and provides a wide knowledge base for medium to high risk environments. This course covers many of the skills required to deal with the most common injuries, such as falls (which can result in head, neck and spinal injuries) and dealing with complex scenes such as motor vehicle accidents. if you are not sure on the course best suited to your needs, ask your accredited first aid training provider. They can Raewyn Clegg explain the course content and give you options that will best Registered Teacher of suit your needs. Look beyond Piano and Theory of the workplace and consider your family and your location. Music. Check that you have a good quality first aid kit that is up-to29 Lancewood Drive date with replenished items, and Halswell that everyone knows where it is located. Ph 322-9377

First Aid Revalidation Course (6 hours)

Cost $130.00 per person (certificates must not have expired for more than 3 months) Time: 8.30am – 3.15pm Monday 11 Dec 26 Feb

Tuesday 16 Jan 13 Feb

Wednesday 20 Dec 24 Jan

Sunday 17 Dec 14 Jan

Friday 15 Dec 5 Jan

M Learning Workplace Revalidation Course (4 hours)

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Cost $130.00 per person (certificates must not have expired for more than 3 months) Time: 8.30am – 12.45pm Monday 18 Dec

Thursday 25 Jan

Friday 16 Feb

For bookings please call 0800 REDCROSS or 339-7111 Book online at www.redcross.org.nz

USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE - COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID, ESSENTIAL FIRST AID, REVALIDATION OR TAILORED TRAINING TO SUIT yOU AT yOUR PLACE OR OURS.

NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS - GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING CHRISTCHURCH COURSE DATES 2017 • VENUE: 32 BIRMINGHAM DRIVE, MIDDLETON Comprehensive First Aid PLUS Course (16hrs or 4hr upgrade)

Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 and 25411 or 26552, 26551, 6400 and 25411 Cost $275.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST for 16 hours or $85.00 per person for upgrade following completion of CFA Time: Day One 8.30am – 5.30pm Day Two 8.30am – 5pm 16 Hours Thursday/Friday Friday 4 Hours 1.15pm-5.00pm 19 Jan 18 & 19 Jan

Comprehensive First Aid Course (12hrs)

Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 or 26552, 26551, 6400 Cost $225.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST

USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID, ESSENTIAl FIRST AID, REVAlIDATION OR TAIlORED TRAINING TO SUIT YOU AT YOUR PlACE OR OURS.

Time: Day One & Day Two 8.30am - 3.15pm 2 x Monday 2 x Wednesdays 19 & 26 Feb 14 & 21 Mar 2 x Tuesday 9 & 16 Jan 27 Feb & 6 Mar

Thursday/Friday 4 & 5 Jan 11 & 12 Jan

Time: Day One 8.30am - 5.30pm Day Two 8.30am - 12.45pm Thursday/Friday Weekends 18 & 19 Jan 13 & 14 Jan 20 & 21 Jan

Essential First Aid Course (8hrs)

Unit Standard 6402, 6401 or 26551, 26552 Cost $155.00 per person Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 19 Feb 9 Jan 17 Jan 4 Jan 25 Jan

Saturday 13 Jan 20 Jan

M Learning (App.) First Aid Courses Practical First Aid Unit Standards 6402, 6401 Cost $155.00 per person Time: 4 hours 8.30am-12.45pm Thursday 15 Feb Wednesday 7 Mar Workplace First Aid Unit Standards 6400, 6401, 6402 Cost $225.00 per person Time: 8 hours 8.30am-5.30pm Thursday 15 Feb Wednesday 7 Mar

FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL 0800 REDCROSS OR 339-7111 • BOOK ONLINE AT WWW.REDCROSS.ORG.NZ


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