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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, FEBRUARY 27, 2013
A SERIES OF ARTIST TALKS
University of Auckland Epsom Campus,
Epsom Ave, Gate 3, Lecture Theatre J3
7 -- 9pm Door sales $12 ($10 students)
AUCKLAND ART 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ABOUT ART IN AUCKLAND THIS YEAR
Tues 5 March Nina Tonga, Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers
and Victoria Wynne-Jones
Tues 12 March Richard Killeen and Jeff Thomson
ARTISTS IN EDEN
Saturday 16 March 10am -- 4pm
Essex Reserve, Mt Eden Village
Around 40 well known artists create new works of
art which are sold at Auction at 2.30pm
Mt Eden / Ph: (09) 630 2044
New Lynn / Ph: (09) 827 7300
Parnell / Ph: (09) 368 7744
Orewa / Ph: (09) 427 5633
Silverdale / Ph: (09) 421 0844
Victoria Park / Ph: (09) 337 0744
Grafton / Ph: (09) 365 1744
Hamilton / Ph:(07) 849 7544
Mairangi Bay / Ph:(09) 476 3344
Takapuna / Ph: (09) 488 2144
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Video has all the facts
about the unitary plan
Go to aucklandcityharbournews.
co.nz and click on Latest Edition to
watch the unitary plan video.
A new video clip explaining the
Auckland Council unitary plan is
available to view online.
Auckland Council wants as many
people as possible to have their say
on the plan when community
engagement begins on March 15.
To spur Aucklanders into think-
ing about the plan the council laun-
ched a video that explains how the
plan will help shape Auckland and
why it is important to get involved.
The council will also be updating
its website in the coming weeks with
opportunities for Aucklanders to
have their say, both online and at
events and activities within the
city s communities.
People who would like to can
register their interest to receive
information at aucklandcouncil.govt.
Kindergarten, Junior and Senior School tours
commence 9.30am, Middle School tours
commence at 11.00am.
Contact us to register your attendance.
64 9 415 9566 Ext 2324
Tuesday 5 March 2013
Friday 15 March 2013
Thursday 21 March 2013
Bridging the digital divide
By ANNA LOREN
Fun run: Runners who register for Ports of Auckland Round the Bays will
support children's charities like Laptops for Learning.
Kids without internet access run
the risk of serious academic disad-
vantage, Variety spokeswoman
Lorraine Taylor says.
That s why the the children s
charity she fronts has set up the
Laptops for Learning programme.
The scheme provides internet-
enabled laptops for students at
low-decile secondary schools who
don t have access at home.
Ms Taylor says it aims to lessen
the digital divide, the learning
gap between pupils with and with-
out net access.
Variety research shows the
problem is a serious concern for
teachers and a big issue for many
They re not able to compete
with other kids who are more
technologically savvy and they re
really not able to participate in
today s world, Ms Taylor says.
That s where Laptops for Learn-
ing comes in.
Variety has distributed laptops
to hundreds of disadvantaged kids
nationwide over the years but has
now put a formal programme in
It s essentially trying to level
the playing field for those kids in
our lower-decile schools. They can
participate just like any other
kid, Ms Taylor says.
Variety is one of the children s
charities selected to receive funds
from this year s Ports of Auckland
Round the Bays fun run and walk.
Laptops for Learning partner
The Warehouse has promised to
provide 30 laptops to selected
schools and funds raised from the
event will hopefully bring the
total up to 50.
Ports of Auckland Round the
Bays is co-owned by the Auckland
Joggers Club and Fairfax Media,
owner of the Auckland City Har-
bour News and its parent com-
pany Suburban Newspapers.
Proceeds from registrations
totalling $1.5 million have been
donated to various children s
charities over the past decade.
This year s event starts at
9.30am on March 10. Entry costs
$10 for children 15 and under and
$15 for adults.
Go to roundthebays.co.nz to
register and for information.
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