Nor West News : March 22nd 2012
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 2 NOR-WEST NEWS, MARCH 22, 2012 NEWS Office Ph 412 8589 Fax 412 7806 Editor Rani Timoti email: email@example.com Senior Sales Supervisor Colleen Nelson email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 10,419 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Thursday, (RD Areas Friday) to Bethells Beach, West Coatesville, Helensville, Huapai, Kaukapakapa, Kumeu, Muriwai, Parakai, Riverhead, Taupaki, Waimauku, Waitakere, Waitoki, Whenuapai, semi-rural areas of Massey, Ranui, Swanson. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Henderson RD 1, 2. Helensville RD 1, 2. Kumeu RD 1, 2. Kaukapakapa RD 1, 3. Waimauku RD 1, 2, 3. Warkworth RD 4 (south). Albany RD 3 (west). Highway 16, above Kumeu Garden Centre, Huapai. P.O. 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Playcentre, naturally By RANI TIMOTI PARENTS ARE EDUCATED TOO This month's Playcentre awareness theme is Investing in Our children. The New Zealand education icon has been operating for over 70 years. ''Playcentre provides a community network, plus free parent education, to help parents do this job as well as they can. We put our resources into building families, who then move out and strengthen their communities,'' Playcentre Federation co- president Marion Pilkington says. ''Raising children is real work. 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 experience that learning,'' Playcentre Federation co-president Maureen Woodhams says. What happens at Playcentre? The education environment includes a wide range of outdoor and indoor activities like playdough, jigsaw puzzles, carpentry tables with real tools, sandpits and climbing equipment, books, musical instruments, dancing and dress-ups. Children are encouraged 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. Visit www.nor-west news.co.nz to see a video of one of the games enjoyed at Waimauku Playcentre. It s time to toss out the plastic and go natural. Waimauku Playcentre is preparing for a major facelift as one of the largest in the nor-west and belonging to Te Akoranga Association. Its 40 families are involved in a funding and fundraising target of over $80,000 for improved outdoor and bath- room facilities, heat pumps, new flooring and quality equipment. Becoming more environ- mentally friendly is one of the major goals including replac- ing plastic toys and structures and creating natural spaces like edible gardens and orchards. It s getting back to nature. We re trying to create the best space inside and outside for our children, committee mum Kirsty Cooke says. The Playcentre plans to set up a worm farm, recycle more and provide organic food. President Rae Mackenzie says teaching children about their impact on the environ- ment is an important goal for the playcentre. We re moving away from plastics. We bring in natural resources for our collage and play which is largely created with natural things, Rae says. Last term we made huts with palm fronds and bamboo, bird feeders from pine cones, and the children brought in flowers and shells for sand saucers. Parents share various skills and activities, such as weav- ing, art or bringing in a honey- comb for a lesson on bees. Vice-president Catharina Smith is an architectural designer and has worked on the upgrade plans. We re trying to create something which is unique here. It s about giving children opportunities for creative play, Rae says. The play- centre has served the com- munity for almost 40 years since 1973. It is growing and is looking to increase up to five sessions a week. It also has a session for new mums who will help their little ones prepare for playcentre. Visit playcentre.org.nz for more information. Got news for us? Call 09 412 8589 Win tickets to the Jersey Boys Jersey Boys, one of the world s biggest theatre sensations, is coming to Auck- land next month and we re giving you the chance to see it for free. Simply go online to www.nor- westnews.co.nz, click on latest issue and flick through today s digital ver- sion of the paper for a chance to win double tickets. We have two sets to give away and will draw a winner on March 30. Jersey Boys is a Tony Award- winning musical based on 60s pop band the Four Seasons. Aucklanders got a sneak preview when the cast performed during the Coca-Cola Christmas in the Park, proudly supported by Nor-west News. The event helped raise over $70,000 for Surf Life Saving New Zealand.
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