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HASTINGS MAIL, OCTOBER 19, 2011
The Plaza, CNR St Aubyn St
East & Karamu Road.
PH. 878 8599
Shelf Cami Sizes: 8-20.
Sizes: 8-18. $12.
Sorry, no rainchecks.
A. Jarvis Walker
Zenith 6' spin
B. Jar vis Walker
Red Bone 6'6"
spin combo $30.
Beginner's spin fishing
In store Thursday 20th until
Wednesday 26th October 2011
Colours, sizes and styles will vary from store to store.
Jar vis Walker clear top
2 tray tackle box
Accessories not included.
Assorted Maxistrike sinkers
Jarvis Walker Pro
$30 Jarvis Walker 500 piece
3 tray tackle box kit
Maxistrike power 1/4lb
fishing line Also available
in 15lb to 60lb.
C. Jarvis Walker
Red Bone 6'6"
D. Jar vis Walker
Red Bone 12'
surf combo $70.
$29 $49 $99
Jackeroo 3 arm
marble look table
Accessories not included.
queen bed and frame
Jackeroo 10 person dome tent
• Size: 2.4(W) x 5.2(L) x
• 2 rooms provide large
• Clip system makes tent
easy to erect.
Jackeroo camp chair
Available in blue and
Jackeroo Goulburn hooded
or camper sleeping bag
Jackeroo Eva pack 4 foam
floor tiles Not to be used as
in his house
to be won
(Terms & conditions apply.
See the entry form at Haumoana
Market Day for details)
For more info visit
Getting there is all the fun!
NEW DIO NSC110
$ incl. GST
Available in; Candy Aruja Blue, Pearl Procyon Black & Candy Orchid Red (pictured)
526 Omahu Rd, Hastings
Ph 876 8442
Young mums urged
to get an education
Go mum: Four-year-old Aurora is proud of her mum
An EIT student and solo parent of a preschooler,
Katie Ivamy has some good advice for similarly-
placed young mums.
Get an education,'' she urges. The TPU (Teen
Parent Unit) if you are at that level and you need
to go through to tertiary study.
Getting your secondary qualifications is good
enough, but look where the world is going. To get
to where you want to go and to support your
family you need a tertiary education and be
willing to work your way up.''
Katie is doing just what she suggests.
She had Aurora, a lively four-year-old, a few
months after turning 17. Although she had
dropped out of high school before getting preg-
nant, she attended the TPU for the next four
years, gaining her NCEA Levels 2 and 3, a barista
certificate and national certificates in hospitality
While she could have sought a job in the hos-
pitality industry, her sights were set on further
Teachers refer to me as an all-rounder, and I
wanted something more challenging,'' she says of
her decision to go to EIT. Having completed five
papers towards a diploma in applied science, she
is on track to finish the qualification this year.
Her next goal is to gain a degree majoring in
environmental studies and communications, with
a view to a career in environmental research.
Because she wants to remain in Hawke's Bay,
close to friends and family, she plans to study
through the Open Polytechnic.
Aurora -- who goes to the on-campus Otatara
Children's Centre when Katie is at EIT -- isn't too
young to appreciate her mother's ambition.
Staff at the centre tell me she's proud that I'm
going to be saving the environment and the world
for everyone,'' Katie laughs.
Tertiary study hasn't been an easy option.
Starting at EIT, Katie initially found herself out-
side her comfort zone. It was a very different
learning environment from the TPU, where a
close-knit group of 40 students and teachers were
EIT is a wider environment and although I was
shy, I had to talk to other people. At the TPU, each
student had an individual learning plan and could
study by correspondence. At EIT I was in a lecture
room surrounded by 40 other students I didn't
know. And there was no-one telling me I had to
turn up for classes.''
Attending EIT classes four days a week, Katie
gets Aurora out of bed at 6am ready to leave the
house half an hour later. The pair often don't get
back to their Flaxmere home until 6.30pm.
It's challenging,'' Katie says of combining
parenting with tertiary-level study. Hugely chal-
lenging, but rewarding.''
One thing she has found helps is seeking assist-
ance when she needs it.
She likes her lecturers and has found them very
approachable, and she uses EIT's Learning Sup-
port Services for extra tutoring in chemistry,
which is a subject she doesn't find easy.
EIT is great,'' she says. It was just taking the
plunge, but it's what I needed. I've made new
friends and feel I have grown so much.''
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