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Learn how to...
- Set up your own propagation unit
- Propagate plants by cuttings, budding, grafting and seed
- Prepare potting, propagation and seed raising mixes and save money
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NCEA Exam Tuition
COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID (1.5 days)
May 9th & 10th or May 22nd & 23rd - Queenstown
May 14th & 15th - Alexandra
Essential First Aid (1 day)
May 9th or 22nd - Queenstown
May 14th - Alexandra
REVALIDATION (6 hours)
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May 15th - Alexandra
Queenstown first to see documentary on dyslexia
Queenstowners will be the first in New Zealand to see a
critically-acclaimed documentary on dyslexia by the son
of actor and director Robert Redford.
Aimed at increasing awareness and broadening people's
knowledge of the issue, the first public screening of the movie,
The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia, will be held at Wakatipu
High School on May 10 2013 at 7pm.
Directed by Jamie Redford, the movie focuses on Jamie's
experience with his son Dylan who suffers from dyslexia and is
being shown as part of the nationwide ''Host a Screening''
initiative by the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ).
The event, held at the new Music Room, is the first of a number
of planned screenings to be held in the region in conjunction
with local education provider and dyslexia experts Kip
It will be attended by acclaimed UK dyslexia expert Neil
MacKay who will also host an interactive and informative
question and answer session the following day (Saturday May
11 at 10am) for anyone interested in finding out more about
Owners of Kip McGrath Queenstown Joanna Helby and Martin
Wightman said the movie was an ''invaluable'' tool in helping
to explain the complexities of dyslexia to teachers, parents and
''Dyslexia is often misunderstood, and the myths and stigmas
attached can confuse the issue when it comes to community
understanding and support,'' they said.
''Every week we have people asking ''what
can I do?'', ''how can I help?'', and ''do you
have something I can give my child's
teacher, my husband, my staff, my child, my
students to help them understand?''
''The Big Picture answers all these questions
and more,'' said the couple who are also
teachers at Wakatipu High School.
Subsequent screenings of the movie will
aim to raise awareness of dyslexia in the
district and will be open to the general
public, teachers, parents and students.
Details can be found online at www.ki-
pqueenstown.com and entry is by a gold coin contribution
which will go towards learning support for students with
In 2014, Dyslexia Action Week runs from 17-23 March and
focuses on advocacy.
Agribusiness: flexible courses
Wanting to grow your own plants? Develop your block of land?
Learn specialist skills you can use in the horticulture industry?
Commencing July in Alexandra, the
Agribusiness Training Plant Propa-
gation course covers a wide range of
topics and techniques, including propa-
gation from seeds, cuttings, division and the
art of budding and grafting. Each student
will receive their own fully functional
propagation unit for use at home.
The course runs over a twelve month period
so that all seasons and activities can be
undertaken at the normal time of year.
Courses are part-time and timetabled
outside of normal working hours to enable
attendance without affecting their current
routines and lifestyles.
All horticulture courses offered by Agribu-
siness Training are NZQA unit standards
based and contribute to the following qualifications -
National Certificate Horticulture Level 3, and National
Certificate Horticulture Level 4.
Agribusiness Training also offers short courses in
4WD, ATV, Chainsaws and Motorcycles as well as a
Certificate in Rural Machinery and more. Anyone
wanting further infor-
mation on any of these
courses should contact
on, 0508 247428 #1,
view our website at
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