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with Kate Meads
with Kate Meads
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Pop-Up Info Hub in Tauranga
Psychology Week – Tauranga
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Sands National Conference
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schedule from now until December…
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Different up-cycling techniques
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Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
Start 2nd May 2017
6th – 12th May
Restoration with a twist of art…
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with Tauranga SeniorNet
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Could Throwing and Catching be Your Thing ?
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Article by Annemarie Quill, Bay of Plenty Times
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Tauranga Chamber of Commerce Event
Ballroom & Latin American
Naturally Fermented drinks that are genuinely GOOD FOR YOU.
Veges preserved naturally
Cheese Making and Cookery Classes
Not a spelling mistake – learn French @ lunchtime…
Wesley Church, 100 13th Ave, Tauranga
We teach Taoist Tai Chi™ arts: a moving meditation – build your strength, flexibility and stillness.
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Grow mushrooms on logs and stumps
a design and build workshop
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Everything to do with the lapidary hobby
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Extraordinary Results – Genius !
Creating successful futures …
Peace, truth and wellbeing is right inside you
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You never know when you’ll need it…
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Come down and have a go …
Tune in and turn on the body talk
Meet the challenge of racing radio controlled cars
A Budget Services Success Story !
The first batch of graduates from Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Creative Industries walked across the stage this week at Holy Trinity Church.
The three-year degree offers majors in Visual Art, Graphic Design, and Fashion Design. And 65-year-old Norah Maclachlan (pictured) is among them, and credits the staff at the institute for helping her achieve her goal.
“Being an older student, I have a problem understanding written word, which was a challenge in itself. But I had a very understanding tutor, who pushed me when I thought I couldn’t do it.”
She’s always sewn and enjoyed craftwork, and after her job was disestablished, she decided to try something new.
“Being an older person made it quite hard to get another job,” says Norah.
“My son was already studying to be a fashion designer, and he suggested I start doing the certificate in fashion at the institute.
“I already knew how to sew, so the biggest challenge was making my own patterns. But that whetted my appetite, and encouraged me to carry on to the bachelor degree.”
Norah says the degree was a bit of a learning curve, but it also allowed her to pick up more skills.
“We did more than just fashion. We worked on the business side, and learned about graphic design and visual arts as well.”
And her ambition now?
“I’m a bigger woman, and short, so what I want to do is create stylish patterns for women with that shape. I’ve tried looking for clothes myself, and they often look like sacks,” laughs Norah.
“What I’m exploring at the moment is my craftwork, so I’m working on showcasing that for a start.”
With a degree under her belt, she no doubt has many more options now. Her advice to people thinking about studying is to have a go, no matter what prior experience you have.
“If you have a passion for art, or a passion for fashion, go for it. It doesn’t matter what age you are, or the challenges you face. It’s worth it in the end.”
Article by Ryan Wood published in the Weekend Sun 16th December 2016
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