Kapiti Observer : May 26th 2011
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Information sessions about applying for 2012: Wellington: Tuesday 14 June, 7.30pm, Seminar Room, Level 4, Women's Health Service, Wellington Hospital Hutt Valley: Wednesday 8 June, 6pm, Learning Centre Meeting Room 3, Hutt Valley Hospital Porirua: Wednesday 1 June, 6pm, Conference Room, Kenepuru Hospital Education Centre Kapiti Coast: Thursday 2 June, 6pm, Murray Jensen Committee Room, Kapiti Community Centre, 15 Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu Masterton: Thursday 16 June, 7pm, Wairarapa Hospital Cafeteria Palmerston North: Thursday 2 June, 7pm, The Hall Education Centre, Mid-Central Health Whanganui: Thursday 9 June, 7pm, The Court Room in Women's & Children's Health Service Building, Whanganui Hospital For more information contact the School of Midwifery. 374-11 ROP MID NI 05.11 0800 762 786 www.otagopolytechnic.ac.nz 3751737AA The Waikanae Estuary Care group invite you to their Open Day on Saturday 28th May If you have walked through the Estuary recently you will have noticed the change of plant life in some parts of the reserve. Join us and help further the change. Meet at the end of Takahe Drive, watch out for our flag. 9am: A brief introduction and start planting 10.30am: Morning tea followed by an overview of the planting project 12 noon: Barbeque at our plant nursery. Cancellation (or postponement to Saturday 11 June) will be announced on BeachFM 106.3 radio. Roll up screens 37 Oxford St Levin - P. 06 368 7930 Wellington -- P. 04 472 2110 E. firstname.lastname@example.org W. www.canvasland.co.nz As property investors ourselves we will look after your property as if it was our own. Superior and trusted management of investment properties 0800 455 622 Raewyn Thomas 027 246 5696 Kerry-Ann de Ruiter 027 212 0763 email@example.com 3538370AB Nurse receives special award By TASHA BLACK A Kapiti nurse has been recognised for her leadership and dedication to care for the elderly. Capital & Coast District Health Board presented Keren Lusty with the only award made in the aged care sector in their annual Inter- national Nurses Day awards. Mrs Lusty has spent her nursing career working with the young at Plunket for 14 years and those at the other end of the spectrum at Kapiti Retirement Trust. I guess young children, the under-fives, and the elderly are both quite vulnerable parts of our population. There s a great need at either end of people s lives to have really sound care and good support, she said. Mrs Lusty works as a man- ager for care teams in the Midlands Gardens Sevenoaks Retirement Village and in the Lodge, a 59-bed continuing care hospital at Sevenoaks. She said it was important to give patients the very best care and dignity. This time of their life is full of grief episodes in so far as people lose their licenses or they lose their sight or lose their hearing, she said. Kapiti Retirement Trust general manager Wendy Huston said she nominated Mrs Lusty because she is a leader in the profession. The award recognised Mrs Lusty s work in developing a dedicated 10-bed short stay respite, convalescence, and end-of-life care wing in the lodge which opened in July last year. Too often work like this doesn t get recognised beyond your own workplace, Ms Huston said. Kapiti korero wins four teen awards Top speakers: Alana Fraser and Te Kahui-rua-maahu Baker spoke about the importance of te reo, and how to have a positive outlook on life. By TASHA BLACK Kapiti teenagers picked up four awards in Friday s regional Maori speech competition. The Nga Manu Korero national secondary school com- petition is open to Maori pupils speaking in English and for all students speaking in Maori. There are four competitions, Pei Te Hurinui Jones (senior Maori), Korimako (senior Eng- lish), Te Rawhiti Ihaka (junior Maori) and Sir Turi Carroll (jun- ior English). Otaki College s Alana Fraser was runner-up in the junior sec- tion for her speech in Maori about how te reo Maori could be revived and how she could strengthen her own use of the language. Alana, 14, spoke of ta moko (tattoo) as a visual revival of Maori culture and using it as a passageway to finding out more about herself and te reo. She used an example from family friend and artist Rangi Kipa, who has developed the art of ta moko and in doing so found new meanings and understand- ing of te reo. Alana said the hardest part of the speech was having to learn it. Just going over and over and worrying about if you re going to mess up or if you re going to not remember what you ve learnt. But when you get up there it s a real empowering feeling. I guess it just sort of takes over. Also from Otaki College was Te Kahui-rua-maahu Baker, 16, who finished second in the Eng- lish senior section. His topic: We are the product of our thoughts, what we think we become. I kind of changed it to how we think is what we become. I said if we have a positive mindset, outcomes will be posi- tive. Having positive influences changes our thinking. Senior students also had to give a two to three-minute impromptu speech. They were given three topics to choose from and five minutes to prepare. Kapiti College s Ariana Te Rangiita chose the topic If you could choose the subject you learnt at school. The 17-year-old, who placed third in the senior English sec- tion, used humour and actions in her impromptu speech. She said she would get rid of maths and English and replace it with more sports, an interpretive dance class and planking -- a new craze where someone lies face down in an unusual place and has their photograph taken. Also to receive a place was Te Aniwaniwa Raukura Black, from Kapiti College, who fin- ished third in the junior section in Maori. Only section winners progress to the final.
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