Kapiti Observer : October 6th 2011
2 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2011 3923802AC P MANA MP | P 4 4 E m n .e ecto te@p i ment.go t.n A t o i e b K i F oi, Le e , e b P ce, Po i MP M Kr FAAFOI Fo o o o o o Jo G H K o BCA; DBS; CA; ABC with Graduate Diploma in Small Business Over 1078 businesses helped in Kapiti and Wellington in the last thirteen years Ask for Maurice Broome tel (04) 298 9663, if no reply leave name and contact details Email: firstname.lastname@example.org "Management And Small Business Services" Are you currently redundant? Unsure where to seek professional advice? Search Google "New Zealand business failures" and you will find 2004 Massey University research = after seven years 77.6% business still exist! Get REAL; not myths nor rumours, from....Kapiti's specialist in start-ups. Only Accredited Business Advisor and Chartered Accountant in the Greater Wellington area. Also able to help those who want to stay in business! 3532073AB You want to start up in business? If we are not helping YOU ... who is? Cnr Omahi Street & Kapanui Road Waikanae Email: email@example.com "Our family caring for your family" Telephone (04) 293 6844 Loris & Graeme Rolston & Lloyd Dacombe Funeral Home Ltd WHAT'S ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7 IKEBANA DEMONSTRATION, 1.30pm, Ladies' Floral Group, Senior Citizens' Hall, Ocean Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, 298 2331. HISTORY TALK, Kapiti Horticultural Society, 7.30pm, Senior Citizens' Hall, Ocean Rd, Paraparaumu Beach, 905 7014. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 CAR BOOT SALE, 9am to 11am, St Michael's Field, Rangihora St, Waikanae, $5 per site. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 SUNDAY WALKERS, Maungakotukutuku Valley, meet 8.30am, south side of Kapiti Coast District Council offices, Rimu Rd, Paraparaumu, 905 3733. TOUR OF WAIKANAE, 9am, Park Avenue, Waikanae. MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS TALK, Peter Coombes, of Compass Health Kapiti, 6.30pm, Kapiti Community Centre. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11 ADHD TALK, by counsellor Ann-Marie Pike, Mental Health Awareness Week event, 6.30pm, Kapiti Community Centre. SPRING WORKSHOPS, Gardens for Free with Kapiti Coast District Council green gardener Hannah Zwartz, 7.30pm, Paraparaumu Library meeting room, $5 donation. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 KAPITI CROSSROADS OPEN DAY, Weka Rd, Raumati Beach. Book boosts confidence Transformed: Olivia Cull with the autobiography which helped her find her voice. By TASHA BLACK A Kapiti girl has transformed herself from a shy child who had trouble with words to a confident published writer. Olivia Cull, 12, was diag- nosed with dyslexia at the age of seven and for years faced an uphill battle trying to get her head around spelling, putting sentences together and using a computer. Now, with the help of her tutor Joy Hawthorne, the Paraparaumu Beach School student has penned an autobi- ography. I have heaps and heaps of photos and memories that I thought it might be fun to write a book about my life,'' said Olivia. Ms Hawthorne worked with Olivia during school hours to put the book together. The spiral bound book, titled My Life, is illustrated with photographs from Olivia's life. The first pages Olivia put together were dominated by photographs, but as she became more confident and found her voice, the latter pages filled up with writing, said Ms Hawthorne. Olivia's stumbling blocks are not just spelling and writing, she also struggles to focus and has trouble remembering things. But Olivia points out she's in good company -- celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is also dyslexic, along with entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and the actress Whoopi Goldberg. The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand says dyslexia is an alternative way of thinking and affects an estimated one in 10 New Zealanders. Ms Hawthorne said classrooms are a challenge for dyslexic children who in the past have been thought of as dumb or stupid. She said it can take Olivia time to respond to questions and together they ran through what they thought the Kapiti Observer might ask her during the interview. It must have worked because she had no trouble holding her own and even cracked a few jokes. Ms Hawthorne could not imagine the seven-year-old Olivia doing the same. She went from this shy little child to this confident beautiful young woman.'' Olivia will host a book launch with her family and present the book to the school principal and staff members. Bravery on stage Ready to perform: Students from Paraparaumu School prepare for last night's production The Circus at Kapiti College hall. Paraparaumu School last night presented a whole school production called The Circus as part of enquiry-based learning into one of the school's value areas -- bravery and confidence. Every class was participating in the show, with drama, musical items and dance aspects included. We're challenging their learning as to what bravery actually is -- challenging their thinking,'' said principal Laura Snowden. The Circus took a whole term to put together.
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