Archive for October, 2012

Journey to Brilliance – Invitation to hear a talk by Bruce McIntyre

October 14th, 2012

When:        5.30 pm Tuesday 16th October
Where:      The Mt Eden Village Centre
(Methodist church building) 449 Mt Eden Rd.  cnr Mt Eden Road & Ngauruhoe St . Mt Eden

Bruce McIntyre discusses Journey to Brilliance – a holistic curriculum which is currently being implemented at Seven Oaks School in Christchurch.
Bruce lives in Christchurch, used to own an outdoor equipment company (Macpac) and has played an integral part in developing this curriculum.
Keryn Barr will talk briefly about Park Terrace Education, a new school being set up in Hamilton for ages 10 and above using the “Journey to Brilliance” approach.

For more information contact:
Keryn Barr, Park Terrace Education Trust

Tel: 07 974 0221 or 027 330 5468
Every child is born brilliant.   Education can fuel that natural inner flame but all too often dims it down to a mere flicker. Growing the brilliance native to every child is our purpose and our expertise.  From the Seven Oaks School Website

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October Programme: Mt Eden Village Centre

October 2nd, 2012

Ongoing classes, group meetings:

AA Meeting: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am – 11.30am
Church choir: Thu 7pm – 8.30 pm
Jitterbugs dance classes: Mon 6.30pm – 10pm
Move to improve – Feldenkrais: Tue 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Meditation classes: Thu 7pm – 8pm
NA meeting: Fri 12am – 1.30pm
Pilates: Tue: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Yoga: Tue: 7.30pm – 8.30pm & Thu: 6pm – 7pm
Church service: every Sun 10am – 12 midday

Other events at the centre:

Auckland Heritage Festival : Mt Eden Stories: 6 October, 10am – 12.30pm
Auckland Heritage Festival : Heritage architecture in Mt Eden: 9 October, 7.30pm – 9pm
Craft Market : 13 October, 10am – 4pm
Mt Eden Village Fair : 27 October, 10am – 3pm

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Resource Recovery Network for Auckland

October 1st, 2012

Auckland Council has recently adopted a new Waste Management and Minimisation Plan. The plan brings the different waste and recycling services of the seven former councils under one umbrella and will mean changes as standard charging regimes and services are provided across the region.

The plan is the most ambitious the region has had, with an aspirational vision of zero waste to landfill by 2040 (with a short term target of reducing kerbside waste to landfill by 30% in six years’ time).

One of the most promising things for local communities is the decision to develop a Resource Recovery Network (RRN). This would consist of community and private sector facilities that would allow residents to drop off their unwanted goods and materials for others to buy, trade, refurbish, re-sell etc. Each community could have its own facility – run by a community group, a charity or a local business etc. These facilities will not only reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill but will create local jobs and business opportunities.

Waitemata, Albert-Eden and Puketepapa Local Boards have enthusiastically endorsed the idea and have commissioned their own study into establishing Community Recycling Centres in their areas.

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