Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Highland Park Community House Wins Award

1 September 2004

Manukau City Council is proud to announce Highland Park Community House has won the Innovative Provider award for Adult Learners' Week, He Tangata Matauranga. The award is across all community and adult education in Auckland and is supported by the Tertiary Education Commission.

Community houses have been established to provide a space where people can meet and also take part in classes and activities developed to meet the needs of the community.

Highland Park Co-ordinator, Sandy Ryan is ecstatic about the win saying, "Adult Learners Week is about promoting the importance of adult learning and encouraging more adults to continue with study throughout their lives. The range of activities at the Highland Park Community House has always been designed to reflect and meet the recreational, social, spiritual and educational needs of the diverse community of the Howick and Pakuranga areas. This award, which we will proudly receive at an Adult Learners Breakfast next week, reflects we are achieving our goals.

"Manukau has a culturally diverse population which includes high numbers of new immigrants and, in particular, those of Asian ethnicity living in Pakuranga. We have tailored our range of classes to help them and other cultural groups, to integrate more easily into the New Zealand way of life.

"Furthermore as a response to Manukau City Council's New Settlers' Policy, the House started a programme called 'Kiwi-Life'. The programme which is free of charge to participants and covers five main issues with additional 'one-off' monthly information workshops has been well attended. Also on offer are English conversation classes catering for different abilities and homework classes for English as Second Language students.

"Other classes and groups run by user groups range from Craft Drop-in, Special Olympics Support, Breast Cancer Support, Japanese classes, an Engineers Club, a Writers' Club and the Howick Herb Society, to name just a few."

New classes coming up for term four include make a book for a toddler and a free first aid course. These will be run along with the many other courses available including the perennially popular patchwork and yogalates, a mix of yoga and pilates.

A copy of the full programme for term four can be obtained from Highland Park Community House, phone 534 5584 or Manukau Libraries, Recreation Centres, Howick Information Service, Citizens Advice Bureaux and the Council website www.manukau.govt.nz


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Werewolf: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word. In reality, Peters will have power only up to the point that he uses it.

By next week, he’ll have become just another junior player in an MMP governing arrangement, battling to hold onto the gains he was promised. More>>


Rising Toll: Road Safety Needs To Be A Higher Priority

Official advice released to the Green Party under the Official Information Act shows that the previous National Government dismissed an option to make road safety its most important transport priority after being told the road toll was rising. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>


Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>


Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election