Northern News : February 22nd 2012
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Twin 350 chevs, MPI Injected, heat exchangers, stainless risers, fully rebuilt, 70mph, 9m, 2001 $78K 0no We will trade Be the proud owner of the Bay of islands fastest boat!!! Ph: 0274937025 Waitangi trust chief leaving Leaving Waitangi: Jeanette Richardson. Waitangi National Trust chief executive Jeanette Richardson will vacate the top job at the end of June fol- lowing the expiry of the management con- tract with her com- pany, Richardson Management Consul- tants Ltd . The award-winning administrator was first appointed acting general manager in 2001 and has been chief executive at Wai- tangi since 2005. Dur- ing her tenure, the Waitangi National Trust Board has com- pleted the much acclaimed Waitangi Visitors Centre and achieved a long stand- ing desire to have entry into the Treaty Grounds free to all New Zealand residents. The board's efforts were recognised in the 2010 Northland Busi- ness Awards with the award of best tourism operator and North- land Business of the Year. Ms Richardson was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community in the 2011 New Year's honours list. Board chairman Pita Paraone thanked the company and Ms Rich- ardson for their valu- able contribution to the Waitangi Estate. He says the change away from an external consultancy followed a review of the board's administrative requirements. The chief executive's position is expected to be advertised within the next few weeks, he says. A fun place to play More needed: Kaikohe Playcentre is hoping more parents and their children will make use of the friendly facility. PARENTS are the first and best educators of their young children -- that's a theme that playcentres have banked on for more than 70 years. In a couple of weeks parents at playcentres around the country will share experiences and benefits from investing time in their parenting while children are young. Playcentre Awareness Week is being held from March 5 to 11. Kaikohe Playcentre, which has been running since the early 1970s, is hoping the increased awareness will bring more mums, dads, caregivers and their chil- dren into its facility. It's free,'' regular helper Yvonne Clifford says. We run half-day early education sessions for mixed-age groups of chil- dren from birth to school age. It's a really nice environment for new mums and their little ones to learn and share. Parenting is learned and learning takes time together -- especially time when you and your child are not tired or stressed. Attending playcentre makes time for families to learn together and we invite other families to come along and experi- ence that learning.'' Playcentre parents are offered free adult NZQA recognised education to gain skills and confi- dence in working with children. Training includes understanding children's learning and play, how to deal with challenging child behaviour, and how to help children learn to their fullest potential. The Kaikohe Play- centre features paint pots, play house, play area, ride-on toys and a sandpit. It operates on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10am to 12.30pm. Parents and caregivers usually share morning tea. Call 401- 0905 for information. SHARING SKILLS Playcentre originated 70 years ago when a group of mothers gathered in Karori, Wellington, to support each other as parents, and provide a space for their children to play and learn social skills. Their ideas quickly spread to communities around the country. The educational en- vironment at playcentre includes a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities such as playdough, jigsaw puzzles, carpentry tables, sandpits and climbing equipment, books, musical instruments, dancing and dress-ups. Children are en- couraged to choose their own activity area and work there for as long as they wish. Parent teams guide and talk with small groups of children and join in their play, helping them make the most of the learning opportunities. Through learning in a supportive play en- vironment, children develop the curiosity and courage to try new things and the motivation to extend themselves. They are also introduced to the interests and skills of parent-educators who come from a wide range of occupations.
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