76 days ago

Nominations open for Youth Awards

Darren Petry from Taupo District Council

Do you know an impressive young person who has achieved great things this year? Now is your chance to nominate them for the annual Taupō District Youth Awards.

Young people from years 7 - 13 can be nominated in any of the five categories including:

Sport (individual and team awards)

Nominations are split into three age-groups: years 7 - 8, years 9 - 11 and years 12 – 13. A panel of judges will select a winner and runner-up in each of these age-groups with an an overall all-rounder then chosen across all age-groups and categories.

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17 hours ago

Our kinda kindness at AMI

AMI Insurance

When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.

Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”

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1 day ago

Help Kiwi schools get their own electric garden!

Spark Foundation

14 Carrots. 2 Pumpkins. 3 Basil plants. 8 Romain Lettuces. 1 class of problems solvers. The Electric Garden is a revolutionary learning tool mixing the art of growing food with computer programming and digital technologies.

Find out more about teaching digital technology through gardening or donate to help all kiwi schools access this programme here.
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