Eastern Courier : March 30th 2011
10 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 30, 2011 NEWS * name has been changed to protect anonymity A loving home needed can you help? Tane* is a ten-year-old boy in need of a caring, stable home to grow up in. He has high and complex needs, but is also a keen soccer player with a good sense of humour. Tane has a network of support, and the family who take on his care will be supported by a knowledgeable team. Tane would fare best in a home where he is the only child or youngest by some years. You need to be: warm hearted & humorous • have plenty of me to give • able to talk about your • emo onal responses not have any major • unresolved loss or grief, or unresolved abuse issues willing to be part of a team • able to maintain consistent • structure and boundaries if in a rela onship, • both partners must be commi ed to being long term carers Could you care for Tane? If you are interested in hearing more, call Caroline Jones on 09 625 0552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org International Qualifcations available www.collegeofcamille.co.nz Enrol now for July 3584699AQ 220 Universal Dr, Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Family owned and operated MORRISON FUNERAL DIRECTORS OFFICE, CHAPEL & RECEPTION LOUNGES 2757835AA 3590055AA Beginners Guide To Property Investing FREE 4-hour training workshops We do NOT have any property to sell you! We are NZ Property Investors who are passionate about teaching people just like you, how to secure your financial future through investing in NZ Real Estate. Let us show you: • How you can retire early and retire wealthy, even if you are starting with nothing • Why you can't rely on the Government to look after you in retirement • How to build a solid portfolio to create wealth, without risking everything • Strategies you can use if you can't get finance • Ways to buy property with no money down • How to leverage your time and money For FREE tickets to one of our upcoming Auckland training workshops, Register online at www.propertyapprentice.com/events.htm or call us on 09 5757736. Room with a view: Children's librarian Lawren Matrix enjoys a sunny moment in the new Manukau library and research centre's expanded children's section. Transparencies of historic photos from the online Footprints archive decorate the windows looking on to Manukau Square. Photo: KAREN MANGNALL Lighter and brighter new library Light reading is taking on a whole new meaning at the Manukau library and research centre. The two services have moved under one roof at Manukau Square and the bright, airy new premises are proving a hit, com- munity librarian Roslynne Palmer says. For the librarians it s lighter and brighter. And patrons are enthusiastic about the colourful interior, Pacific designs and trans- parencies of historic photos on the downstairs windows. They re enjoying having more computers and more varied seating, she says. And a lot of people say it s nice to be able to walk straight in from outside. In the $2.5 million relocation, the community library moved from the Westfield Manukau mall mezzanine and the research centre from its Ronwood Ave site. The new, more visible ground-floor location on the square near the mall, new rail link and future MIT campus is already attracting new customers. More mums and under-twos are turning up for the Wiggle and Rhyme sessions in the roomier children s section, Ms Palmer says. There are quite a few language schools around the CBD and we re noticing quite a few students are coming in and using the facilities. Looking ahead we can use the square to promote events, take stories out into the square, work with the other organis- ations. Upstairs in the research cen- tre, co-ordinator Jan Bishara says patrons are making good use of twice as many computers as before and study booths with power points for laptops. We ve got easy chairs along the windows that we didn t have before. People love that and the airy feel of the place. There are also two study rooms and a large meeting room available for bookings. The pub- lic area has family history, Maori, maps and general refer- ence sections in a e roomier lay- out. We ve got customers who ve been coming to us for years say- ing: I didn t know you had this , Ms Bishara says. The Manukau library and research centre is at 3 Osterley Way. See www.aucklandlib raries. govt.nz.
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