Northern News : January 9th 2013
8 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 9, 2013 NEWS Create your FUTURE! Freephone 0800 162 100 For more detailed information visit: www.northtec.ac.nz Refer to our website for Terms and Conditions • Agriculture • Applied Arts • Applied Environmental Sciences • Automotive • Business Admin and Computing • Carpentry • Elementary Construction • Forestry • Foundation Studies • Health and Safety • Horticulture • Hospitality • Mäori Arts • Professional Hunting and Pest Control • Road Transport • Mental Health and Addictions • Painting (Trade) • Sustainable Rural Development • Te Reo • Tertiary Teaching Courses on offer in the area for 2013 include: Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with other commitments? Then study close to home at one of our friendly regional campuses or learning centres in Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri or Räwene. Be near to whanau and get all the support you need to succeed. You can learn from tutors who are leaders in their fields and embark on a new career or create employment opportunities for yourself without leaving the north. Tou iwi, tou wananga • Your people, your place - - - Certificate in MARINE ADVENTURE AND ECO-TOURISM Bay of Islands Campus, Kerikeri A full time, 1 year programme. Students will develop skills suitable for the marine eco-tourism industry through a range of practice and theory based learning. To equip students for careers in the outdoor recreation and maritime tourism area. A good skill base in sailing, kayak guiding, power boating, risk management, ecology/conservation and scuba diving. Master carver's work preserved Historic: The headboard for the grave of a kuia who died in 1904 was rededicated late last year. Photo:SUE JONES Paea Kahuru died in 1904 aged 68 and her grave lies in the grounds of St John the Baptist Church in Waimate North. The white wooden board marking the kuia s grave had been conserved over the three years and last week whanau, Historic Places Trust rep- resentatives and parishioners gathered to mark this occasion. The headboard is the work of master carver Nutana Mapi, who lived in the area from 1846 to 1904. Maori art is incorporated in his carvings but Mapi s over- riding influence appears to be the church. Most of his work is topped with slender spires fashioned with club shapes and dia- monds. Seven other examples of Mapi s carvings are believed to be in the area. All feature spires and pic- ket fences. In 1975 the Kahuru headboard was preserved after a two-year campaign and this week with the help of the trust it was again rededicated. Singalong series: Te reo singalong books for children. Series makes te reo easy By BOB MOLLOY Three interactive children s books, brightly illustrated in full colour, each with a CD, give small chil- dren easy access to simple instruction in Maori language. Targeted at early childhood centres and lower primary school levels, the books are designed for use even if the teacher doesn t speak Maori. Each book offers guitar chords and extension activities. The author found that most teachers had an interest in te reo Maori education in the classroom but many struggled with pronunciation and were reluctant to use the resources they had. Her books address those concerns by using simple Maori language phrases repetitively with the help of songs playing on an interactive CD. Written by Sharon Holt, illustrated by Deborah Hinde and published by The Writing Bug Ltd, the books are available at $24.99 from the auth- or s website at http:// tereosingalong.co.nz. Maori students offered grants A prestigious scholar- ship offering valuable financial support to Maori postgraduate, undergraduate and secondary students is calling for applications for its 2013 round of funding. The Rose Hellaby Maori Education Fund, for which Guardian Trust is sole trustee, administrator and investment manager, distributed $130,000 for 2012 to 120 Maori student recipients, through the Maori Edu- cation Trust. Benefactor Rose Hel- laby, a descendant of the Auckland-based meat dynasty, was most interested in furthering Maori education in the fields of science, math- ematics, medicine and technology. Together, Guardian Trust and the Maori Education Trust created the Rose Hel- laby Postgraduate Maori Scholarships in 2010 specifically to sup- port outstanding Maori students undertaking Masters, PhD or other postgraduate study in these fields. Applications for the 2013 scholarships are now open. For applications got to maorieducation.org.nz.
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