Home' Hastings Mail : May 4th 2011 Contents 14 HASTINGS MAIL, MAY 4, 2011
Sunday 9.30am, Celebration & morning tea at St James,
Mahora. St. Peter’s 1202 Ada St, 5.30pm Mother’s Day -
Bring a memory or picture about Mum Wednesday
9.30am Communion. Marty’s Place, 1120 Willowpark Rd
North: Opportunity Shop Tuesday mornings, Preschool
Music, Friday, 9.45am, All Welcome. Phone Roger 870-6448.
SUPPORT and EDUCATION FOR GIFTED CHILDREN
and their families, including assessments and "One Day
School" for children aged 6-12 . Open Days are planned
throughout the year for you to try the programme for
yourselves. For support and information contact Jo Laurie
on 877-1512 or email@example.com
Tai Chi and Chi Kung Classes
Scientific studies have shown Tai Chi relieves pain,
improves muscular strength, flexibility, blood circulation,
balance, fitness and health. Day classes and evening
classes are available for different abilities in Hastings and
Havelock North. For further information please contact
Miranda 878 4810
Looking for babies and their parents...
Playcentre is looking for babies aged birth - 6 months to
join SPACE a three/four term programme of weekly
sessions which includes meeting new parents, discussion
about child development and learning, time to play,
sound, movement, books. Contact Robin 870-4099
Asthma Hawke’s Bay
Thank You Thank You Thank You
To all who donated time or funds during Asthma Balloon
Day Street Collection April 29th. Funds raised here
support local initiatives in the community.
Free appointments Ph 835 0018
Try something fast in your life
Give Badminton ago with the Hastings Badminton club.
At the Hastings sport centre on Wednesday evenings
Seniors 7.30pm -10pm. Catering for beginners, also social
& competitive players. Rackets & coaching available.
New members are welcome. Contact Michael 877-0349
Volunteering Hawkes Bay
We Refer Volunteers To Organisations. At present we
offer over 85 jobs with various organisations in the areas
of health, environment, special needs, education,
animals, practical help, administration, IT, youth, retail,
projects and others. We register volunteers at Napier
Community House 62 Raffles St, at Napier Community
Link Centre, Dalton St, Fridays 1.00-3.00pm and Hastings
Library Tues 2.00 -4 .00pm.
Training for volunteers provided 7th April 4-5pm at
Napier Community Link Centre Dalton/Vautier St.
This one-hour session is for everybody and free of
charge. We are establishing a pool of volunteers willing
to be on call for practical help (drivers, cooks, general
support etc) if required by families visiting Hawke’s Bay.
Look out for more details as they become available.
Volunteers will be referred to participating agencies and
organisations. For all volunteer opportunities go to
www.volunteeringhb.org.nz and click on volunteer roles.
Contact us 833-6691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Waiohiki Arts & Craft Shop
Open 7-days, 10am-4pm, @ Waiohiki Creative Arts Village,
1184 S.H.50, (opp Napier Golf Club). 845-1698,
email@example.com . Home to: Taradale Pottery Group, PA
Whakairo, HB Wood Turners Guild, Artist Anonymous,
Heather Turner (Textile Artist). Workshops Available.
Wood firing kiln just been opened! New stock in-store now!!!
Wild Goose Qigong (chee-gong)
Similar to tai chi, this skill has many forms to improve health
and well-being. Mondays, 5:45pm in Havelock North,
Wednesdays, 6:30pm in Napier. Contact Authorised
Instructor Jennifer at www.qiworks.co .nz/021 298 6740 or
835 6418. Now taking registrations for 3 week
Introductory Course commencing in May.
General drop-in classes suitable for beginners and
experienced practitioners. Beneficial for stress release
and deep relaxation. Mondays 6.00pm – 7 .30pm, Lotus
Holistic Centre, 1024 St Aubyn Street West, Hastings
More info? Girvan 870 8466 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
http://www.yogavision.net/ PG Dip. Yogic Studies India, Dip.
Satyananda Yoga Teaching Australia
The Lions Club of Havelock North Village
A friendly environment where you can make new friends
whilst serving your community. Monthly meetings 2nd and
4th Tuesday, Havelock North Club. Meal, business and
social. Contact Lyn Hume 876-2422
Life coaching sessions offered for persons wanting to fine
tune their lives, find motivation for new directions or seek
greater fulfilment in their personal lives or at work. Free
consultation. Contact Kevin Lloyd, Dip Life Coaching ph
876 3463; 027 522 7302.
New to Hawke’s Bay?
Settlement Support will help you find information,
services and link you to social activities. Call for
appointment: 834-4114, or come in and see us.
Napier Ground floor, Library Building, Station Street,
Community Development Department. Monday-Friday
8am-4 .30pm, Hastings Library on Tuesdays 2pm-4pm.
www.napier.govt.nz keyword = migrant.
Ninjutsu, Kiwi dojos
• Learn effective self defence techniques
• Weaponry training • Sensory training • Discipline
• Non-competitive • Training is enjoyable for men, women
& teenagers • Suitable all ages, body types • No previous
martial arts training necessary. Frimley Primary School, Thurs
6.30-8.30pm. Adam 0274-474-673 WWW KIWIDOJOS.CO .NZ
Pania Surfcasting Club
Meets the first Wednesday every month at Old Customs
House, Ahuriri, Napier, 7.30pm. 12 field days per season,
plus casting days. New members, juniors and families
welcome. Contact secretary: Trish Yeoman 876 6556.
Phuntsok Choeling, HB Buddhist Centre
Meditations: Mondays 5.30pm, Wednesdays 6.30pm,
Saturdays 11.30am Calm-Abiding Meditation Wednesdays
5.30pm Chenrezig Meditation Calm-Abiding Meditation
Retreat 4-6th June (Queens Birthday weekend) with
Lama Choedak Rinpoche. Shop open 1-3pm, last Saturday
of every month. 10 Herschell Street, Napier.
Phone 08 329-4108 www.phunksokchoeling.co.nz
"We love Playcentre"
Play and learn alongside your children - fun and friendships -
birth to school age - FREE fantastic parenting education -
affordable to all–" Whā nau tupu ngā tahi - Families growing
together “Contact Playcentre Association on 878 5908.
11 Playcentres locally in Hawke’s Bay www.playcentre.org.nz .
Rock n Roll lessons for Juniors/Teenagers
HB’s only Rock n Roll lessons designed purely for
7-17year olds. Win prizes, have fun, make new friends
and learn to RNR. Classes held on Friday between 6-7pm
in Taradale. To register phone Julie 878-9088
Learn Salsa - the Latin partner dance. Classes in both
Hastings and Napier. $10 per class. Register Now for our
next Beginners’ course. Improvers level classes
currently running for those who have previously com-
pleted a beginners level course. For information
www.salsaclub.co .nz Phone (or text with your name)
SALSA Hawke’s Bay
Invites you to join the fun of Latin dancing. We encourage
you to bring a partner, however it’s not essential. NEW
venue at Pettigrew Green Arena, Taradale, Napier. First
Monday of each month we start new 4 week beginners
course, only $10 per night - REGISTER NOW text ’REG’
with your name, email & postal address to 027-415-8432.
Monthly we hold a Fiesta (workshop, supper & social
dancing), $15pp tickets available at class. Weekly
Timetable: Monday 7.30 -8.25pm Beginners Course,
Monday 8.30 -9 .25pm Improvers Course, Wednesday
7.30 -8 .25pm Improvers Level-2 Class, Wednesday
8.30 -9 .25pm Intermediate Class. More information con-
tact Sandy Ph/text: 027-415-8432 email@example.com .nz
Separated Fathers’ Support - Kids need Dads too
Are you a separated father? Problems seeing your kids?
If you feel your children don’t see you enough, you are not
alone. We can help. Call 844-9820 or 022-659 -3428
Something to say?
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46,000 homes when you
advertise in both the
Napier and Hastings Mail
Don’t forget to ask about
special colour rates
People who read the Classifieds
are looking for something...
to buy ... to do ... a service
... a job ... a bargain ...
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Ph 835 5553
Machado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Grappling, wrestling,
submission, mixed martial arts training
Want more than just kick and punch; want some skills that
work in and out of the ring? Want to add authentic,
effective grappling skills to your training? Ph 844 4059,
www.bjj.co .nz We’ll send out an information pack immediately
Low Cost services for Women
Improve your well-being. Low cost counselling by
qualified, experienced counsellers, Yoga, Pilates, Sexual
Abuse Support Group and Water-Colour and Oil-Colour
Painting. To find out more or to book your space contact
Heretaunga Women’s Centre, Women’s Rest Building,
Cnr Eastbourne and Russell Sts, Hastings 878-5401
MES AMI SOCIAL WINE CLUB
Meet new friends, enjoy wine tastings. Next meeting 4th
May at the Gin Trap Function Room, West Quay, 6pm.
We welcome back Hawkes Ridge Winery. Come and try
their great new range of wines. More information contact
Dani, firstname.lastname@example.org or check website
to seek help
for our kids
➤ BECOME A
Family Works is the social service arm of
Presbyterian Support East Coast.
Nationally it provides a range of services
to support children to be safe and families
to care and protect their children.
This month it launches a ‘‘guardian
angel’’ campaign seeking monthly
donations to help fund its services. For
more information see: angel.org.nz.
Keeping children safe: We have a challenge
ahead of us as a nation, says Pam McCann.
By PAM MCCANN
Manager, Family Works Hawke’s Bay
Neglect and abuse of children is complex.
We despair at every child death.
Violence against children and neglect is
exacerbated by a lack of work, addictions,
poverty and isolation.
We all want children in this country to be
We all have a role in this and there is
much work ahead of us.
Bringing a child into this world is always
a wonderful event. GPs, practice nurses and
midwives will provide the very best health
Family and friends should provide the
very best support by ensuring mums-to-be
are safe and secure.
A Well Child Service such as Plunket will
help until baby is five years old.
This all sounds normal but for some fam-
ilies it is not. Some families do not have a
GP, let alone a relationship with a practice
nurse or midwife.
Along with families, these professionals
are your strongest allies.
Regardless of a child’s age we need to
make good choices for them. Early child-
hood education and kohanga reo can be
accessed with a Work and Income subsidy.
Many agencies, including Family Works
HB, run parenting programmes to support
families. I have always found schools to be
a safe and caring place for children and I
speak from experience with Flaxmere Pri-
mary School and Camberley School.
These schools have principals whose pri-
mary interest is in engaging children posi-
tively in learning and supporting families to
motivate and encourage their children.
They provide breakfasts and lunches for
those children who have none.
Family Works HB has social workers in
these schools supporting kids and their fam-
We have service organisations such as
Dove HB and Youth 2 Men running
programmes or working with individual
The Ministry of Education and the
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board provide
specialist services for a small but significant
number of children and their families.
We also have youth groups, church
groups and sports clubs looking out for our
Why then, you might ask, are some chil-
dren still being harmed and worse. What is
it that we are not seeing or doing?
In 2000 the then principal Youth Court
judge [Mick] Brown wrote a report entitled
Care and Protection is about Adult Behav-
iour. We all know this to be true and yet we
continue to have one of the highest rates of
child abuse in the OECD.
With all the supports in place for our
children and families, why does it continue
to happen? How do we get families to stand
up and say ‘‘enough is enough’’?
Where do severely victimised mothers
find the courage and energy to seek help?
Families are where the responsibility
starts. How can we influence them to make
choices on behalf of their children and in the
interests of children? How do we give chil-
dren voices that can be heard in the adult
Listening to our children, respecting their
vulnerability, understanding their needs
and loving them costs us nothing but our
commitment and time. Putting our
children’s needs first is what civilised
nations do through a commitment to the
protection of our young.
We have a challenge ahead of us as a
nation, as a community and as families.
That challenge is to keep our kids safe, to
nurture them and provide for them. If we
don’t know how to do that then there is
plenty of help available in our community.
Make the right choices for our kids.
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