Northern News : November 9th 2011
5 NORTHERN NEWS, NOVEMBER 9, 2011 NEWS Are you interested in enrolling into either a Master of Indigenous Studies, Master of Māori Studies or Doctor of Philosophy (Education, Environment Studies, Indigenous Studies or Māori Studies). Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi are pleased to announce a public presentation wednesday 16 november 5.30 - 8.30 pm northtec ca mpus, (m ar ae complex) 57 r aum anga valley road, whangarei to outline the School of Indigenous Graduate Studies programmes running within Te Taitokerau 2012. We will be available to discuss enrolment options, to complete applications or to simply answer any questions you may have. You should bring with you your academic transcript (with grades from the institution you received your previous qualification) and a birth certificate (or marriage certificate with your birth details, or passport). International students will require proof of citizenship or residency. For further information about the above courses please contact Dr. Te Tuhi Robust at the NorthTec Campus (email@example.com) or Verbena Te Ranga at the Whakatāne campus 07 307 1467 7329 (Verbena.TeRanga@wananga.ac.nz). OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WANANGA.AC.NZ 0508 92 62 64 to enrol or for more information please call AD1182_NRLND Top Energy tops table Local electricity lines company Top Energy has been judged as top of the table in the annual Commerce Commission s review of asset manage- ment plans for New Zealand s 29 electricity lines businesses with a rating of over 99 percent. The annual review establishes the level of lines business com- pliance with industry regulations and bench- marks best practice asset management within the New Zealand electricity distribution industry. The com- pliance rating is the highest ever achieved by a New Zealand lines company. In its plan, Top Energy has detailed its 10-year strategy to address the key issues of reliability, security of supply and capacity, by implementing a reli- ability improvement programme and a sig- nificant transmission and subtransmission investment plan. Top Energy chief executive Russell Shaw said it was pleasing to see the company estab- lishing a new industry benchmark. Show celebrates spring season Showtime: Waimate North's the place to be on Saturday. This year s Bay of Islands Pastoral and Industrial Association Show at the Wai- mate North showgrounds celebrates 169 years. The focus is a return to the show s roots bringing family and friends together to mark the end of winter and the start of spring. The stage will be at the end of the Savouring the Sauce marquee, leaving a large pic- nic area where people can relax after visiting all the sites. Coming back this year is old favourite the Talent Quest with $1500 in prize- money. Ten talented North- land individuals and groups will battle it out on the main stage, with a panel of judges selecting the top four to go through and perform again for the main prizes. Popular local band The Red Squad will be performing with lead singer Dann Pinkney. Celebrity chefs are back putting on cooking demonstrations and the Kids can Cook competition will be held in the food marquee. A record number of eques- trian events will run in the main arena. Up to $2500 in prizemoney will be handed out in the Great Hall where bread, flowers and photographs plus lots more compete for the main prize. Axemen, dog trials, trade displays, livestock and kids entertainment will also fea- ture at the showgrounds. Sweet fundraiser from childcare centre helps blind Yum: From left: Amomai Tamaiti, Lulu Naera and Rayne Waaka chomping on homemade chocolate rice crackles. Bake a difference for Blind Week was an opportunity too good to miss for Little Gemz Childcare Centre staff in Kai- kohe. Centre staff were inspired by the campaign and recognised an opportunity to engage children in an activity they enjoy with passion -- but this time the focus would be on helping others and making a difference in the lives of blind and partially sighted people in the community. For us, this became a fun and easy fundraising event held within the centre, supervisor Beth Rika says. Invitations and notices to Little Gemz Childcare parents and whanau were sent out for them to show their support by sampling and buying the children s baking. It was a rewarding experience, she says. Three days of baking delicious slices, scrumptious muffins, creamy cakes, crunchy rice crackles and all with yummy toppings were sold either in pre-packs or from our cake stall. The $187 proceeds were given to the Royal NZ Foun- dation of The Blind.
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