Tasman Leader : August 8th 2013
7 THE TASMAN LEADER, AUGUST 8, 2013 NEWS Not sure who to trust for your childs care and educa on? Its not your fault! There is so much choice these days it can be very confusing... including Here are 3 simple facts to help you choose wisely for your child: Fact 1: Having all teachers qualifed is signifcantly linked to a young childs future success. Fact 2: 33% of all early childhood teachers in our region (except for kindergartens) are not qualifed. Fact 3: All teachers in kindergartens and centres run by Nelson Tasman Kindergartens are qualifed. The trusted choice for over 60 years www.ntk.org.nz or call 03 546 7683 to enrol your child 19 kindergartens and centres throughout Nelson and Tasman IN BRIEF Retro roller do Dig out your bell-bottoms and lurex -- retro roller disco takes over the skating rink at the Motueka Recreation Centre this Friday night. The fun starts at 6pm, goes to 9pm, and admission is $5 including skate hire ($3 with your own skates). Padded with $2000 The Motueka Quilting Connection has donated $1000 to the Fifeshire Foundation and $1000 to the Nelson MarlboroughRescue Helicopter Trust from raffle proceeds at its annual quilt show held at the Motueka Recreation Centre in May. Vege workshops The popular and free series of vegetable growing workshops run by the Motueka Community Gardens is on again. Taught by gardening guru Grant Douglas and sponsored by the Tasman District Council, the five workshops include two theory classes on Tuesdays at 7pm and three Saturday practical sessions. They begin on August 20 and are open to all Tasman district residents. You can pick and mix among the classes or do all five. More information and application forms at Community House, phone 528 0404. Coloured sheep If you love sheep then breeding black and coloured adds an extra dimension. The Black and Coloured Sheep Breeders Association has 12 branches nationwide. The Nelson branch will be holding an open day on Sunday August 18 at 159 McBrydie Road, Motueka from 1pm to 3.30pm. There will be sheep to view, a fleece display, spinning demonstrations, skirting of fleeces and fleece and garment sales. A great day for all the family with pom pom sheep making for children. All welcome rain or shine. For further details Shirley 526 7022. Mapua Hall opening If you live near Mapua keep August 23 and 24 free for the grand re-opening of the community's hall. Friday 23 will see and afternoon/evening blessing and re-opening with speeches and nibbles while Saturday will see a family variety concert and Packhouse Ball. Both functions will have a cover charge as part of the hall's fundraising campaign. Contact: Margaret Cotter 540-2195. The hall committee is also hoping to create a photo-story of the hall's life from packing shed to today's ''jewel in the crown''. Those with photos to contribute, please contact Trish Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org Beuke's weedbusting It's Weedbusting time again -- this Sunday from 10am, at Beuke's Bush in Neudorf. The weedbust will take place in extensive (10 ha) rimu-rich valley floor forest at Neudorf, owned by Sharon and Brian Beuke (of Neudorf Sheep Cheese fame). This important alluvial forest was one of the earliest QEII covenants. Weedbusting began here in May 2009 to combat beard and banana vines. Bring lunch, and notify that you are coming, and if you want a ride: 545 2431 or by email: email@example.com. Tools provided. If you are getting there yourselves, park just inside the Neudorf Cheese sign about 2km up the Neudorf Rd (from the Moutere Highway) on the righthand side. If the weather looks dodgy, phone from 8am to confirm it is on.
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