Horowhenua Mail : June 2nd 2011
5 THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011 174 Oxford Street, Levin. Phone 06 368 0130 Levin@seehear.co.nz Frame and Lens Packages from $149* * Package includes - Single Vision Stock Lenses and Selected Frames Upgrades Available Convenient Levin Location Feilding Craft Market Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June 25 YEARS of the biggest Indoor Craft Market Feilding Civic Centre 9.00am - 4.00pm Cafe on site Free Entry Manakau supported FROM Page 3 The school s board then consulted the wider community and the other nine schools on whether they were in favour of Manakau retaining year 7 and 8 students. The community gave the move a green light, while eight of the nine schools, including Otaki College and Levin Intermediate, supported recapitation, Mr San- nazzaro said. The response was such that it has given our board the man- date from our community to pur- sue with applying to the Minis- try of Education for recapitation, he said. They want to have their kids [at school] right through to year 8. They want to have continuity of education. They are happy with the philosophy we are about here at Manakau School. [It s] family orientated, inclusive . . . we have school gardens, we teach the kids about recycling and sustainability. Manakau s school board met on Monday evening and began drafting its application, which will be submitted later this week. Mr Sannazzaro would like to see the school opened up to year 7 and 8s by early next year, but is unsure when they will get a response, saying Education Min- ister Anne Tolley will make the final decision. He said retaining the current five students in year 6 would not necessarily mean the school would get more money, as funding was dictated by roll size. It s a numbers game. It may mean we will go up a teacher but we will have to wait and see. The school has 50 students but he expects it will increase in terms three and four. Te Horo School was granted recapitation in 2009, with year 7 students staying on from last year and year 8s this year. Stylish look for Shannon Work has begun on Shannon s $30,000 upgrade to enhance the town s special character. The Ballance St and Plimmer Tce junction proj- ect began on Friday with the town to get additional old-style seating, gardens, bollards, chains and brickwork. The council said the work would add to Shan- non s unique historical style and character. Council parks and recreation officer Doug Tate said the colonial bollards would act as safety barriers, while the street gardens to be installed on the intersection would be planted with carpet roses to match existing beds. [The work is being undertaken] to continue to beautify Shannon s main street, but also to resolve a safety issue, where pedestrians cross other than on the pedestrian crossing. The work is expected to be completed by mid- June. The Mail The Mail St John satisfied St John is satisfied with the 41 minutes it took to get a paramedic to Otaki woman Tracey Lake as she lay dying from a gunshot wound to the head on May 8. Ms Lake died the next morning in Wellington Hospital. Her partner Tuaine Bevan has been charged with her murder, at a Ngaio Rd home. It took 41 minutes from the original emergency call before a rescue helicopter from Palmerston North arrived with a paramedic on board. St John said the five ambulances in the area were tasked to other high-priority calls at the time, including a car accident, two cardiac arrests and an accidental overdose.
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