413 days ago

Should more schools change the way they teach children to read?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Tasman Leader

A community meeting in Motueka on Wednesday evening is due to feature discussion with a Massey University professor, whose research shows a more phonics-based approach is needed to teaching literacy in schools. Parents lobbying nationwide for the change to "structured literacy", which teaches reading and writing consecutively, say phonics books should replace the "Ready to Read" books most schools use to help children learn to read. Do you agree?

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11 hours ago

Volunteers Needed.

Gail French from Red Cross Shop Richmond

The Richmond Red Cross shop is needing Volunteers.
Thursday: 9.30 to 1.30,
Saturday: 9.30 to 1.30 and 1.30 to 5.00.
Sunday: 10.00 to 12.30.
A great way to spend a few hours a week with like minded people having fun while supporting a great Charity.
Good Volunteer benefits.
Please contact Gail at the shop, 302 Queen St or ph.03 5444956 or 027 6644856.
Thank you.

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1 day ago

Pioneering a new way to live in retirement

Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village

When you choose a Ryman village, you’re free to do more of the things you love. Free to live life your way, secure in the knowledge that help’s here if you need it.

You can embrace today. Without worrying about the lawns, or the rates. It’s another example of how we’re pioneering retirement living.

Learn more

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1 day ago

GREAT SELECTION.

Gail French from Red Cross Shop Richmond

Everyday we are getting a great selection of donations, every time you pop in you will see something different, unique and a must have.


Thank you for your support and for your donations.