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CENTRAL CANTERBURY NEWS, JULY 24, 2013
We believe that children thrive in a
settled and structured environment and
parents are often attracted by the
atmosphere of calm cooperation.
The centre's philosophy is entirely
family-focused, existing to support
children and their families -- and
this is perhaps its biggest strength.
The centre values literacy and numeracy
highly, and children aged from
four years are fully transitioned into
school-ready routines, structures and
We provide a balanced, imaginative
and exciting programme for all childre
FOR ALL ENQUIRIES
Contact Sarah/Alison on
347 4474 or email
• Over 2s 1:5 preschool
• Under 2s 1:4 nursery • Fantastic rural outlook
• 27 car parks
We cater for children
from birth to 6 years.
BURNHAM NURSERY & PRESCHOOL
We believe in educating with care‛
We are a community based not-for-profit
• Friendly, motivated and caring staff
• Excellent staff:child ratios
• Separate buildings for the Preschool and Nursery
with their own wonderful outdoor play areas.
• All meals are provided and cooked
on site daily.
3 Nursery Lane, Burnham • Ph: 3476 874
Email: email@example.com • www.bnp.co.nz
Open: Monday -- Friday 7.30am -- 5.30pm
̈ Crop producton ̈ Organic producton ̈ Marketng systems
̈ Soils & plant nutriton ̈ Compostng ̈ Pest, disease management
̈ Growing fresh food? ̈ Making a supplementary income? ̈ Diversifying your producton?
̈ Planning for a change of lifestyle? ̈ Gaining training & qualifcatons in the hortcultural industry?
. . . then this course is for you
Contact Janice or Casey at your local Ashburton oﬃce Phone: 308 7870 or 0800 476 983
Are you interested in . . .
Enquiries . . .
Learn. . .
Lettuce learn: The more that we know about plants and how they grow and interact with their
environment then the better decisions we can make.
Agribusiness Training Ltd (ABT) is an NZQA
accredited private training provider offering
up-to-date practical training in all fields of
agriculture and horticulture throughout New
Zealand. All horticulture courses offered by
Agribusiness Training are NZQA unit standards
based and contribute to the following
qualifications -- National Certificate
Horticulture Level 3, and National Certificate
Horticulture Level 4.
ABT Horticultural courses are targeted at
people wanting to retrain to enter the
horticulture industry, people already working
in the industry and wanting to further their
skills and knowledge, and people wanting to
make a supplementary income. Students who
have attended ABT courses find it very useful
to not only learn industry methods and
techniques, but to learn the reasons behind
different activities that they may already carry
out in their field of horticulture. The more that
we know about plants and how they grow and
interact with their environment then the
better decisions we can make.
The following courses are currently being
offered by ABT throughout Canterbury --
Vegetable Production, and Plant Propagation.
Courses are part-time and timetabled outside
of normal work hours to enable attendance
without affecting current vocation. Depending
on course numbers ABT often schedules a
course option during work hours for those
where this option suits. ABT have the flexibility
for students to attend class at another venue
close by if particular timetable dates don't fit
their schedule. This flexibility allows the
students to get the ''best effect'' from training
without affecting their current routines and
In 2012 ABT introduced an Amenity
Landscape Course. This course is being offered
throughout Canterbury again in 2013 and will
commence in September. It is aimed at giving
students the skills and knowledge in the field
of amenity horticulture (soft landscape).
Topics covered include lawn establishment,
renovation, repair and maintenance; plant
selection and maintenance; pruning and
training; plant nutrition; irrigation operation;
plant identification and plant health
Anyone wanting further information on any
of these courses should contact Janice Mills,
0800 476 9835,
firstname.lastname@example.org or view the
ABT website at agribusiness.ac.nz.
Meet mosaic muse
Have a go: The
art of mosaics
is an ancient
one, but very
Mosaic is an art form which uses small
pieces of materials placed together to create a
The materials commonly used are marble or
other stone, glass, pottery, mirror or foil-
backed glass, or shells.
The word mosaic is from the Italian word
mosaico deriving from the Latin mosaicus and
ultimately from the Greek mouseios meaning
belonging to the Muses, hence artistic.
If you would like to learn more about this
fascinating art form, and take part yourself,
then keep time aside for a mosaics workshop
in the Halkett area on Sunday July 28, from
10am till 3pm.
Bring a shared lunch.
Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-
All materials provided to make your art piece
are included in the prices.
Please contact Margaret McFedries to
register for this workshop phone
03 347 8179, or email Rails Mackey at
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