Whangarei Leader : August 7th 2012
2 WHANGAREI LEADER, AUGUST 7, 2012 NEWS Editor Nick Unkovich email: email@example.com Reporter Denise Piper email: whangarei news@snl co nz Sales Manager Arlene Lattimer email: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising Morwenna Grant email: morwenna grant@snl co nz Northern Regional Manager Lynne Popham Ph 09 407 0361 email: lynne popham@snl co nz Classifieds Free ph 0800 022 812 Free fax 0800 022 815 email: email@example.com or Diane Lee Ph 09 438 8636 email: whangarei leader@snl co nz 138 Bank St, Whangarei. P.O. Box 433, Whangarei. Ph 09 438 8636 Fax 09 438 9770 www.whangareileader.co.nz 30,047 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) each Tuesday. from Waipu to Oakura, including coastal & rural areas. Urban areas include: Whau Valley, Tikipunga, Woodhill, Parihaka, Kamo, Kensington, Raumanga, Onerahi, Otangarei, Otaika, Morningside, Maunu, Regent, Horahora, Hikurangi, Ruakaka & Waipu. Rural areas include: Whangarei RD1, RD2, RD3, RD4, RD5, RD6, RD8, RD9. Free copies available at Whangarei Leader office, 138 Bank St, Whangarei. 2878738AC www.facebook.com/madbutchermeats While stocks last! IN BRIEF Stream work done After more than a decade of planting, the Waiarohia Streamcare Group is winding up. Convener Ron Morriss says the group has done all it can to enhance the stream bank over the past 13 years. He thanks all the volunteers, the Whangarei District Council and Northland Regional Council for their support. The community group was set up in 1998 to restore the stream which flows from Whau Valley into the Whangarei urban area. Frigate travels far The odometer on New Zealand's frigate HMNZS Te Kaha has clicked over 500,000 nautical miles -- the equivalent of travelling to the moon and back. The milestone demonstrates the significant contribution the ship, which was partially built in Whangarei, has made to regional and global security. The Anzac-class frigates are the mainstay of the Royal New Zealand Navy's combat forces, and have a range of over 7000 nautical miles. Te Kaha was commissioned into service in 1997 and has since been deployed the world over, including service in East Timor (1999), the Arabian Gulf (1999), Solomon Islands (2000-2001) and the Gulf of Oman (2002-2003). Set on joining the revolution IT dreamin': Room 10 students at Kamo Intermediate cluster around a class MacBook. Sponsorship will make scenes like this a thing of the past. Room 10 students at Kamo Intermediate are on the hunt for sponsors so their class can join the IT revolution. Teacher Kim Tavinor says while the school feels it s very important for all students to understand how to use tech- nology, finding the money to provide this for every student is impossible. "Our school has spent a great deal of time and money setting up systems to cope with every student having an electronic device to use as part of their education but unfortu- nately we can t afford to buy them," Mrs Tavinor says. The school allows students to bring their own i-devices but many do not have the funds, so are left without. "In my class only four stu- dents have iPads and four have iPods, which aren t as useful or appropriate for what we want to do. "Having a MacBook each will completely transform our teaching and learning pro- gramme. It ll revolve around the technology and while we ll still learn the core skills, these will be taught and presented in very different ways." It s going to cost more than $32,000 to provide 25 Mac- Books, which will remain with Mrs Tavinor s class for future students to use. Mrs Tavinor and her stu- dents decided to do something to raise the money they need. They re looking for sponsors to help them buy electronic devices for their class, which will then become their main teaching and learning tool. "The students have worked together to come up with a sponsorship proposal, which they ll be using to approach potential sponsors around Whangarei," she says. "We re offering our sponsors a range of options to help pro- mote their business as a way of thanking them for their sup- port." Sponsors giving up to $500 will have their name on a sticker on a MacBook, a poster and the class website and Facebook page. Those giving $500 to $1000 will also have their name included in classroom news- letters and correspondence while those offering more than $1000 will be able to link their website to the class site and Facebook. Mrs Tavinor and her stu- dents will be approaching potential sponsors this month but they d love to hear from anyone interested in helping. Call 435 0343 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
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