Eastern Courier : October 21st 2011
www.easterncourier.co.nz 2 EASTERN COURIER, OCTOBER 21, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 39,310 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) Delivered each Wednesday/Friday to Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. 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Courtesy of Sir Peter Charles Leitch KNZM, QSM A Signed All Blacks Jersey Teachers to be rewarded New Zealand s most inspiring teachers are set to be recognised by a new rewards scheme. It gives New Zealanders the chance to say thanks to those teachers who go above and beyond the call of duty to make learning a rich and rewarding experience for their students. Thirty nominated teachers will get a share of $30,000 worth of classroom supplies from Ware- house Stationery, with one teacher winning a grand prize including a $5000 holiday and the title of New Zealand s Most Inspiring Teacher 2011. Warehouse Stationery spokes- woman Anna Campbell says a survey of more than 300 teachers from around the country was car- ried out. The survey showed at least 57 percent of teachers work an extra 10-20 hours a week or more and 64 percent often work weekends, including extracurricular activi- ties such as musical productions, sports coaching, cultural groups and community events. Seventy-one percent of teachers are spending their own money on classroom supplies and 20 percent spend their own money on break- fast or lunch for needy students. What was most notable, though, was their willingness and generosity. They saw it as a vital part of their teaching, to help make school a fun place to be, Ms Campbell says. It is our hope that these awards will go some way to thanking our dedicated teachers for making school a great place to be. Ms Campbell says judges will be looking for teachers who have a passion for the profession and their pupils. Nominated teachers should be committed to the learning process, going beyond in terms of time or resources. Visit www.nzinspiringteachers.co.nz for more information or to nominate a teacher before November 11. One nominator of the winning teacher will win a 2 Degrees Android smart phone. The 30 New Zealand's Most Inspiring Teachers will be announced late November. Blind appeal goes online Doggone it: Guide dog puppy Fudge about to set up her MyBucket online collection for Blind Week. ONLY PROVIDER The RNZFB is New Zealand's main provider of sight loss services to blind and partially sighted people. There are more than 11,500 blind and partially sighted members nationwide and each year nearly 1100 New Zealanders who have become blind or experienced serious sight loss register as RNZFB members. Less than one-third of the foundation's operating budget comes from government sources. The RNZFB has also launched a Braille translator iPhone app for Blind Week. It is available as a free download from the iTunes store by searching Blind Week. The Royal New Zealand Foun- dation of the Blind is moving online for this year s appeal. The foundation has launched a new online collec- tion tool for its Blind Week appeal from October 25 to 31 and is the first charity in New Zealand to do so. The MyBucket virtual bucket collection tool uses the unique potential of digital technology and social media to enable supporters to shake a bucket online. Foundation ambassadors and previous street appeal collectors Mike Hosking and Kate Hawkesby will be taking part in the online collection. So is Masterchef finalist and the face of the the organis- ation s Bake a Difference for Blind Week event Jax Hamil- ton. Chief executive Sandra Budd says the foundation understands the need to com- municate with its wide sup- porter base through inter- active online channels in an increasingly digital world. We re really excited to be launching MyBucket for this year s Blind Week appeal, she says. We all know that people are communicating more and more online so this new tool makes it easy for our supporters to spread the word to family and friends about a cause they feel passionately about, she says. In an economic climate like the one we re experiencing, it s also an extremely cost effec- tive way for us to raise essen- tial funds and awareness of our cause. The MyBucket online collec- tion will be live until Novem- ber 5 and the foundation is encouraging everyone to regis- ter. It only takes a few easy steps to sign up as collector or to donate via a secure pay- ment process with 100 percent of donations going to the Foundation of the Blind. Funds raised from Blind Week will enable the foun- dation to continue to provide its blind and partially sighted members with the full range of skills, tools and resources they need to lead independent lives. Visit www.blindweek.org.nz, check us out on www.facebook. com/RNZFB, or call 0800-120- BLIND (0800-120-254) for more information or to make a donation.
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