Date: 08 October 2013 - 01 April 2014
Come test yourself at the PNAHC athletics club nights on the Manawatu Community Athletics Track located at Massey University!
Athletics season is under way as of October 1st! We encourage everyone to come down and get involved. We host all athletics events including all sprint, jump, throw and long distance events.
All ages are welcome as we have many different age groups ranging from Under 7's to Senior and Masters. A Run, Jump, Throw program is also available for as young as under 4s!
We have electronic timing and officials to measure your exact times and distances if you are interested!
There are club nights every Tuesday until April 1st 2014 (23 in total for the season).
There are 3 programmes that PNAHC cycle through for every club night. To view the programme lists for each week visit http://pnahc.org.nz/index.php/club-night
Price: (full season, 23 club nights):
SENIOR & MASTERS $110.00
M19, W19, M18, W18 $100.00
M17, W17 $85.00
M16, W16, M15, W15 $80.00
B14, G14 $75.00
B13, G13, B12, G12 $60.00
Boys & Girls (Ages 11, 10, 9, 8 & 7) $45.00
Boys & Girls (Ages 6 & 5) $25.00
Boys & Girls (Age 4 & Under) $20.00
FAMILY (Ages 13 and below) $80.00
TRANSFER ATHLETES $20.00
Note that Under 7s can pay $2 per session instead of the full season.
Date: 05 November 2013 - 18 March 2014
Central Football has introduced summer football leagues for girls aged 7-12.
You’ll enjoy these advantages:
Fine weather means less chance of cancellation and no muddy pitches.
Each league is played in the same place and at the same time every week. Instead of home and away games, you simply turn up and play at a regular venue.
A wide range of age groups, so girls play with others of the same age. There are Under-8 (4-A-Side), Under-10 (5-A-Side) and Under-13 (7-A-Side) leagues.
Small team formats so players get more touches of the ball.
If you already play in the winter, you get to play your favourite sport all year round. See how fast your skills progress!
A great way to play with your friends every week (and make new ones)
12 Week programme commencing Term 4
Cost: Team of 5 - $125, Team of 6 - $150, Team of 7 - $175, or individual registration - $30.
Contact: Sandra Allison 027 2246812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 10 March 2014 - 11 March 2014
The Science Roadshow offers school children, their teachers and accompanying parents and wider public visitors an opportunity to explore various science and technology concepts by ‘touch and feel’.
It provides a unique, informal learning opportunity that:
- excites and enthuses visitors;
- nurtures curiosity and discovery;
- improves motivation and attitude;
- adds to teacher knowledge;
- supports numeracy and literacy;
- encourages social interaction and co-operative learning;
- provides memorable real life contextual elements and exemplars.
Your visit to the Roadshow:
A school visit to the Roadshow lasts for 80 minutes and is divided into three sections:
First show — As each session begins your students may be joined by those from other schools, depending on numbers. One of our two shows is then presented to the entire group. This takes around 15 minutes.
Exhibit interaction — Each of our exhibits is set up around the hall according to its theme. Your students will have approximately 50 minutes to explore each of the activites. To help them out, each exhibit has a context board which includes information about how to use the exhibit, the science behind it, and where such things occur in everyday life. A number of the exhibits also have student explainers — senior students from the host school, who are there to assist visiting students gain the most from their Roadshow experience.
Second show — The second of our two shows is now presented, then your students return to school.
Date: 11 February 2014 - 16 April 2014
Do you have a French exam this year? would you like to practice for this exam? Do not hesitate, come and learn!
Date: 11 March 2014
‘DoC interactions with Marine Life along our Coast’
Speaker: Clinton Purches, Services (Biodiversity), DoC
Sound and Vision Ground floor
Date: 28 February 2014 - 26 March 2014
Paintings and sculpture by Darren Gosling
Date: 19 February 2014 - 06 April 2014
Supporting the art education programme, Colour my world explores a wide variety of New Zealand art works from the past six decades, each portraying different media and style. The exhibition investigates themes of abstract and figurative art, allowing us to interpret many different forms of contemporary art. The works can be viewed up close to get a sense of the movement and atmosphere that the artists are trying to portray through their use of colour and technique.
Date: 01 March 2014 - 25 March 2014
Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts will host recent work in encaustic by Palmerston North artist Raemon Rolfe. Consisting of 31 new works the artist continues her exploration of humanity’s ties to the whole of the universe.
She states: “Our connectedness to all that is and the continuing search for knowledge about the nature of the universe are concepts that continue to enthral me. That Earth and we ourselves are all made of ‘stardust’ from stars that exploded in the early universe is an awe-inspiring truth. As is the fact that the forces that shaped the universe resulted in at least one planet favourable for the evolution of a complex life form capable of asking questions about its own extra-terrestrial origins.” Rolfe’s small but exquisitely presented works on board using wax, resins, pigments and graphite share with oil paint the qualities of luminosity and depth. Akin to her encaustic paintings shown at Taylor-Jensen Fine Arts in 2012, the current series explores this medium but with increased colour and texture. A power-point slide show on the encaustic process that Rolfe uses to produce her artwork will be shown in the gallery during her exhibition.
The title of the current exhibition comes from a quote by author John Steinbeck who wrote: We are ‘related inextricably to all reality, known and unknowable…plankton, a shimmering phosphorescence on the sea and the spinning planets and an expanding universe, all bound together by the elastic string of time’. Modern technology is allowing us to expand our horizons in space and time as we venture beyond our solar system into unknown regions to gather data and images and bring back samples for analysis. Raemon Rolfe’s paintings document this search and her own exploration of the universe through reading and observation and questioning. In a sense Rolfe is extending the Age of Exploration through her work resulting in her unique images. One might say Rolfe’s encaustic paintings may well be the illustrations for a textbook in today’s new age of exploration in deep space and the nether regions of the known and unknown universe.
The word encaustic comes from the Ancient Greek word enkaustikos meaning ‘to heat’ or ‘to burn in’. They used hot wax to fill cracks in their ships, soon pigment was added and this led to decorative painting on the surface of the waxed hull. In Greco-Roman Egypt encaustic was widely used to paint mummy portraits. After waning in popularity for hundreds of years encaustic became of interest again to a few painters in the 19th and early 20th centuries, but it was Jasper Johns in the 1950’s that elevated the prominence of the medium with his encaustic collages. Since the 1990s encaustic painting has entered a new wave of popularity.
Raemon Rolfe was born in Palmerston North in 1948 and now resides in Feilding. Growing up in the creative Campbell family, she learned to draw and paint from an early age. After completing a Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Geography, at Massey University in 1969 and a Diploma of Education in 1970 she taught for a couple of years in Otaki then married and spent the next few years at home raising two children, painting whenever possible. She began exhibition her work in Palmerston North and Wellington in the early ‘70s.
In 1978 she joined the staff at Manawatu Museum as the Exhibitions Officer learning new skills in design, letterpress printing, and black and white photography. At home she researched and practised oil painting techniques used by Venetian and Flemish masters of the Renaissance. The artist attended various courses and classes in painting and in 1982 she had her first major solo show of luminous landscapes which was a sell-out show. Rolfe has continued to exhibit regularly. Her work is in public, private and corporate collections in New Zealand and overseas.
In 1983 Raemon began teaching art at Palmerston North Girl’s High School and for 25 years there; she left teaching for full time commitment to art in 2008.
Date: 04 March 2014 - 25 March 2014
Dash & Splash series starts Tues 4th March, four in the series with the last event on 25th March. Run/walk 2.5 or 5km, swim 150m or 250m. $5 per person with a free swim and spa at the Lido afterwards. Registration opens 5:30-6pm. Race start 6:15pm.
Date: 05 March 2014 - 17 March 2014
Want to know how to make a podcast? Or learn about laying down some guitar riffs? Simple film editing? Birthday greetings? Message to friends?
Join us in Beatbooth for some hands-on Q&A. Just drop in for a quick question, for a couple of minutes, or even for an hour or so.
Beatbooth is the library’s self-service recording studio suitable for making demo recordings. It includes an iMac running Garageband, M-Box (for microphone, guitar inputs), headphone splitter and midi keyboard.
These sessions are designed to give you an overview of the studio so you can come in and get started quickly. We won’t be making full, finished recordings. Regular use costs $5 per hour.
Contact Sean Monaghan, Media Educator, 351 4100, email@example.com