Kia ora neighbours,
Hamilton schools are hosting a mini cultural festival to celebrate the diversity of our town.
Elton Snell, teacher in charge of Pasifika Studies at Peachgrove Intermediate School says the Pasifika event is called Keep It Fresh.
He says the main aim of the festival is "to foster unity amongst a diverse Aotearoa."
The festival will bring together different Pacific cultures in order to celebrate who we are in a modern Kiwi society, Snell says.
It will be held at the Gallaghers Performing Arts Centre at the Waikato University on Saturday October 31 from 11am - 4 pm.
Amongst schools taking part will be Peachgrove Intermediate, Fairfield Primary School, St John's College, Hamilton Girls High School and Hillcrest High School.
Joining them will be some Pasifika groups from Waikato University including their Tongan, Samoan and Fijian groups as well as the HAMCIA - Hamilton Cook Island Association Cultural Performing Group.
The event is backed by the University and K'aute Pasifika.
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Most of you may know that located within the Hamilton Small Animal Veterinary Centre building is Veterinary Referral Services (VRS), which receives companion pet referral cases from their primary Veterinarians all over the Waikato. These patients require care that is complex, or requires skills and equipment that is beyond the function of their primary vet.
The team comprises of;
🐕Veterinary Surgeon Dr Ian Millward BVSc (Dist.), Cert. SA Surgery, MMedVet SA Surgery (Dist.)Vet
🐈⬛Referral Nurse & Administrator Sarah Wilson DVN, RVN
🐩Vet Referral Administrator Linley Herbert CVN
🐈Vet Referral Nurse Leeann Ruddell DVN, RVN
Changes are on the horizon for the Vet Referral team with work beginning on a newly built clinic attached to the rear of our building. Not only will it mean changes for the VRS team but our Hamilton Small Animal Vets Centre will now expand into the space left behind, creating a more dynamic, up to date and spacious work area. We will keep you posted with pictures and updates, watch this space!!