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Upper Hutt Leader : October 26th 2011
38 UPPER HUTT LEADER, OCTOBER 26, 2011 NEWS CONTACT: Garry & Lisa Tranter DDI 212 6636 This beautifully presented property is coming to the market with everything ready for you to move in & enjoy. The accommodations are arranged over two levels with 2 bedrooms down stairs & 3 upstairs. The large master is downstairs and has a walk in wardrobe & large ensuite, the second downstairs bedroom is a generous single & the downstairs area is serviced by a separate WC. Upstairs has an extra family area, three double bedrooms a generous bathroom and the third WC. This superior home has a DVS system and it is centrally heated with gas. The home has a ducted vacuum system and each room is wired for TV and LAN. View on www.tommys.co.nz ID#UHT10647 A CUT ABOVE THE REST BEO $548,000 - 8 Morepork Close, Riverglade OPEN HOME: Sunday 12.15 - 12.45pm This home is an extension to the 'Golden Mile' offering sophistication and outstanding features. Occupying a magnifcent setting near Trentham Memorial Park. 4 bedrooms plus Games room with full size pool table Family room with extended hobby room Two ensuites & one bathroom Modern kitchen with extra large oven & gas hobbs Three car garaging Close to several excellent secondary & primary schools www.tommys.co.nz ID# UHT10665 *Delightful 3 bedroom home with brand new carpet *Separate shower, separate toilet and separate bathroom with bath *Free standing wood burner and under foor heating *Great deck area, fully fenced private backyard. *Huge garage -- room for cars, workshop and storage. Be quick to view this great property www.tommys.co.nz ID#UHT10632 CONTACT: Libby & Jim Gosse 027 687 5573 OPEN HOME: Sunday 12.30 - 1.00pm "QUIRKY" 1970'S GEM - Corner Section Buyer Enquiry From $285,000 - 2 Seattle Gr, Totara Park CONTACT: Libby & Jim Gosse 027 687 5573 QUITE SIMPLY.....STUNNING!!!!! Buyer Enquiry From $598,000 - 2 Tawai St, Trentham OPEN HOME: Sunday 3.15 - 4.00pm Robin & Dale Simpson 0800 438 702 OPEN HOME: Sunday 1.00 - 1.45pm FOUR BEDROOMS IN MCLEOD BEO $375,000 - 62 McLeod Street, Elderslea Split level family home four bedrooms, modern bathroom and two toilets. Designer kitchen with gas hobs and lots of draw space. Conservatory off dining, gas central heating, and spacious laundry. Garage with internal access and large fully fenced backyard. Close to BMX track. View on www.tommys.co.nz ID#UHT10655 http://www.tommys.co.nz/buying/open-homes/homes OPEN HOMES Sunday 30th October 2011 Avalon 1a Guiness St Tender 3:00 -- 3:30 Brown Owl 35 Akatarawa Rd Mortg Auction 12:30 -- 1:00 Clouston Park 1018a Fergusson Dr BE-$489,000 1:00 -- 1:30 Elderslea 62 McLeod St BE-$375,000 1:00 -- 1:45 Elderslea 3 Mary Cres BE-$345,000 2:00 -- 2:30 Emerald Hill 140 Norana Rd BE-$625,000 12:45 -- 1:15 Fairfeld 9a Raymond Tce BE-$410,000 2:00 -- 2:30 Heretaunga 8 Whirinaki Cres BE-$319,000 2:15 -- 2:45 Kelson 157 Major Dr Tender 2:15 -- 2:45 Lower Hutt 10a/1 Military Rd Tender 12:00 -- 12:30 Maoribank 16a Norana Rd BE-$350,000 1:00 -- 1:30 Maungaraki 279/a Maungaraki Rd BE-$695,000 12:45 -- 1:15 Mt Marua 63 Rural View Way BE-$970,000 2:00 -- 2:45 Naenae 51 Judd Crescent BE-$210,000 12:00 -- 12:30 Riverglade 8 Morepork Close BE-$548,000 12:15 -- 12:45 Silverstream 30 Chatsworth Rd Tender 2:30 -- 3:00 Taita Unit 1/58a Molesworth St BE-$280,000 12:30 -- 1:00 Totara Park 2 Seattle Gr BE-$285,000 12:30 -- 1:00 Totara Park 62 Larchmont Gr BE-$299,000 1:15 -- 1:45 Korokoro 17 Stanhope Gr BE-445,000 2:00 -- 2:30 Trentham 13a Tawai St BE-$355,000 2:30 -- 3:00 Trentham 2 Tawai St BE-$598,000 3:15 -- 4:00 Wainuiomata 3 Gawler Gr BE-$280,000 1:00 -- 1:30 Wainuiomata 12 Kawatiri Gr BE-$360,000 2:00 -- 2:30 Wainuiomata 113 Wellington Rd BE-$170,000 12:00 -- 12:30 Wainuiomata 30 Bledisloe Cres Neg 1:45 -- 2:15 Waterloo 1 Freyberg St BE-$625,000 2:45 -- 3:30 Whitemans Vly 195C WV Road Neg 1:00 -- 1:45 Woburn 125/4 Woburn Rd BE-$860,000 1:00 -- 1:45 VIEW MORE PROPERTIES & OPEN HOMES www.tommys.co.nz SAFARI REAL ESTATE LTD LICENSED UNDER THE REAL ESTATEAGENTS ACT 2008 Cnr Queens Dr & Waterloo Rd, Lower Hutt Ph 568 2222 897 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt Ph 528 2422 Look at things from littlies' level Shelley Howsan: ''Parents sometimes need to get over themselves.'' Parents need to see value of play By SIMON EDWARDS There are only three New Zealanders who have earned the Playcentre diploma in early childhood and adult education -- and all of them are from the Hutt Valley. The first, last year, was Sharon Clark from Te Marua Playcentre. Now there are two new graduates: Liz Neill, from Hutt Playcentre Association and the SPACE (Supporting Parents Alongside Children's Education) programme, and Shelley Howsan, the newly elected president of Stokes Valley Playcentre. Parents whose children go to the 489 playcentres around New Zealand are able to tackle six free training courses that can help them understand and participate in their youngsters' development. In the Hutt Valley, the courses have been given names inspired by the river: Te Wai (course one), Te Awa (course four), and so on. The diploma is awarded to those who successfully complete all six. Mrs Howsan says the courses are free and the modules can be cross-credited towards other study, such as for those thinking of pursuing an early childhood education qualification and paid employment in the sector. While some of the topics -- such as analysis of child development theories and leadership components -- can seem esoteric, Mrs Howsan says much of the con- tent is hands-on'' and she found it useful. Her three children have all been through Playcentre and she was able to use them, and their friends among the 28 families who go to the Stokes Valley Playcentre, for her case studies. As someone who returned to col- lege as an adult to complete year 11 and 12 studies, she says she found the Playcentre courses and assignments practical and confidence-boosting. Two of her essays will be published in an education policy journal. One of the lessons that stood out for her was that parents some- times need to get over them- selves''. She gives the example of kara- kia (prayers) being said over kai (food). The Playcentre movement is committed to honouring the Treaty partnership, but some parents resist. But we're here to open the chil- dren up to as many ideas and experiences as possible. Even if we're not interested in something, who are we to deprive our children of that opportunity?'' She enjoyed the self-reflection'' encouraged by course content that challenges parents to review their own attitudes and child-raising practices. One aspect was how society can label' children, such as the notion boys shouldn't be interested in dolls and pink things''. Children are so impressionable, even throwaway'' comments by parents along the lines of being worried their son isn't learning anything'' because he spends all the time in the sandpit, can put them off an activity. They don't realise children are learning through play in the sandpit. They're learning about volume, construction, problem solving.'' Key officers elected at the Sto- kes Valley Playcentre annual meeting recently are: president, Shelley Howsan; secretary, Jes- sica King; treasurer, Angela Whit- marsh; information/rolls and rosters, Natalie Crook; education officer, Robyn Afoa; equipment, Jaime Philips; property, Sean Green; grants, Tess Lafrentz; pub- lic relations, Kara Tait; fund- raising team, Karen Burdan, Jes- sica King and Jana Sole.
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