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

 


20th anniversary of the English Teaching College

Media release
Thursday 6 May 2013
For immediate release


“Something special” for 20th anniversary of the English Teaching College
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the English Teaching College in New Zealand and they wanted to celebrate the occasion by doing something special for the community. They chose to spend the day with Wellington Regional Council parks staff, working the land and giving the environment a hand.

On Thursday 9 May around 50 staff and students head off to Queen Elizabeth Park for a morning, releasing plants from competition (that’s weeding to most of us) and planting native trees. There are some 600 trees to plant so as well as providing a different form of outdoor exercise, the day will be an educational opportunity and a social occasion.

The Park Ranger will kick off the day by explaining the history of the park and the significance of the site. Staff and students will also learn about the plants and planting techniques. The mornings work will be followed by a bar-b-que lunch.

“We want our students to be involved in and feel part of the community. We encourage and facilitate discussions about conservation and restoration of natural habitats, flora and fauna. For us, the environmental approach gives language training a greater meaning and will make students feel part of something special,” says Ping Panjaboon, spokesperson for English Teaching College.

“The corporate restoration day gives us an opportunity to do something that is active together, good for the environment, informative and has a social aspect to it as well. Also, it is great that our contribution is a permanent and living mark of the occasion. In years to come we will be able to visit a little part of the park that we helped to create and see the results of our work.”

The Greater Wellington Regional Council Parks Manager, Amanda Cox says Corporate restoration days are a great way for groups to learn about regional parks, enjoy the outdoors, team-build in a different setting and help us create and care for special areas that we all can share. There is no charge for the plants or facilities and Parks all the equipment needed to make for a successful day.

To find out more visit Greater Wellington Regional Council www.gw.govt.nz or phone Mat Walsh Community Projects & Events Assistant on 830 4041 or email mathew.walsh@gw.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

CPAG: Government Spends Over $100K Pursuing Beneficiary

For the past fifteen years, Kathryn, now in her fifties and living alone with chronic ill health on a benefit, has been challenging the decision by the MSD that she has to pay back $117,000. She has no assets or savings and cannot afford to pay for fresh food or therapy that would improve her health. More>>

ALSO:

Labour: National’s Cuts Shave $100K Off KiwiSaver By Retirement

New analysis shows National’s constant cuts to KiwiSaver will reduce the average worker’s retirement savings by $100,000 over their working life, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says... Since coming to office it has made five separate cuts to the scheme." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: Transport Operators Switch From SuperGold To AT HOP Cards

Seniors using Auckland’s public transport will need to use their AT HOP cards from today but Auckland Transport has requested its operators to show understanding for those customers yet to complete the switch from SuperGold cards. More>>

ALSO:

Crime Stats: Burglary Up 11.9%

“While burglary rates are still below that of recent years, there has been an increase of more than 10 per cent over the past 12 months, which is of concern to Police and something we are determined to tackle,” says Police Commissioner Mike Bush. More>>

ALSO:

Help: Lifeline Aotearoa Fighting For Survival

Lifeline Aotearoa has announced it only has enough money to run for one more year. By 30 June 2017, all available sustainability reserves and funds from a new mortgage on its Auckland property will be exhausted. More>>

ALSO:

Overseas Investment: Auditor-General To Examine OIO

The Auditor-General is to examine how the Overseas Investment Office collects and manages information following a request from the parliament's finance and expenditure committee. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Bill English Living In Denial

The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world... That anger was evident in the Brexit vote, and it underlies the support for Donald Trump in the United States. More>>

ALSO:

Final Reading Of Parental Leave Bill: Families With New Babies Victims Of Veto

“For the first time ever, a Bill will have a third reading debate and no vote will be taken at the end because the National Government has used its veto – an extreme measure against families,” says the Bill’s sponsor, Labour MP Sue Moroney. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news