409 days ago

Should more schools change the way they teach children to read?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Tasman Leader

A community meeting in Motueka on Wednesday evening is due to feature discussion with a Massey University professor, whose research shows a more phonics-based approach is needed to teaching literacy in schools. Parents lobbying nationwide for the change to "structured literacy", which teaches reading and writing consecutively, say phonics books should replace the "Ready to Read" books most schools use to help children learn to read. Do you agree?

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11 days ago

Paddle for Pippy event to raise funds for cancer drugs

Cherie Sivignon Reporter from The Nelson Mail

Keen to try your hand at paddling a waka? Members of the Katcha Whaea​ Waka Ama team will have waka on the water off Tāhunanui Beach on Saturday, December 4, that people can experience for a donation. The waka are a key attraction of a "Paddle for Pippy" event to raise funds for Nelson woman Philippa (Pip) Tavite, who has been diagnosed with bowel cancer. Food will also be available along with a Christmas hamper raffle, all for koha.

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1 day ago

Why it’s important to choose an executor for your will.

Public Trust

When it comes to choosing an executor for your will, it's vital that you choose someone who will protect your legacy. A person you trust to fulfil your final wishes set out in your will. Scott Errington, Principal Trustee at our Timaru Customer Centre had a chat with stuff.co.nz recently on the importance of an executor for your will.
Check out the article in the link below.

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3 days ago

Nearly 120 years later, TG Macarthy continues to help those in need

Public Trust

Since its inception in 1912, and with the support of our Charities team TG Macarthy Trust continues to help New Zealand communities by awarding grants to not-for-profit organisations. Read about what the trust is getting up to, almost 120 years after it was established.