Another great story!
Southland father and son, Robert and Bobby Baird have recently received their forestry qualifications, proving you are never too old to learn.
While Robert has practical experience gained during four decades in the bush, he says vocational training like the qualification he has just done is helping keep people safe.
Competenz assessor Neville Muir worked with Bairds throughout their training programme.
“Bobby is very driven to succeed and very organised. He’s also very keen to continue upskilling his crew and there are a lot of different certificates still to do,” he says.
While Bobby is his boss at work, Robert turns back into ‘dad’ at the end of the day. “I give him a hand during the day when he’s got a lot of work on. We have a great relationship and it’s a magic thing to be able to do to work with your son.”
It is obviously an old building being demolished but who knows where?
In case you haven't heard, we opened a brand new art studio here on The Esplanade; South Coast Studio.
We offer a variety of workshops including basic drawing, life drawing, perspective drawing, watercolours and sketch a pet.
We are baby friendly so parents can learn while hanging with the bubba during the day.
Parent and teen sessions offer great opportunity to explore a shared interest and spend time together.
Likewise, we welcome and encourage our senior neighbours to come and pursue their creative interests in an environment that is fun and supportive.
Would you like to organize a fun outing for your group? Private lessons or specific group requests are always catered for. Why not have an art event for a treat?
Check out our website for more information.
Get in touch with JoElle to sign up for a workshop 021 519 920.
Come join us, bring your mates and please spread the word if you know someone who may be interested.