Personal Development


Tutor/Facilitator: Vaughan Hatch
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 15 February from 6-7:30pm

Bali has one of the richest and most varied musical traditions in the world with many different types of bronze, iron and bamboo- keyed instruments and gongs. Now for the first time in Aotearoa you will have an extremely rare opportunity to experience the ancient music of gamelan Selonding: instruments with giant slab iron keys that date back to the 10 th century and produce an ethereal, meditative sound. Your guru will be Vaughan Hatch, gamelan music researcher, ethnomusicologist and founder of Mekar Bhuana Centre

Fees: NZ$95

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Tutor/Facilitator: Andra Moldoveanu
1 Sunday - On 27 February from 10am-2pm

The intention for this workshop is to engage deeply in mindfulness practice and to learn techniques that will help you integrate mindfulness into your everyday life. This retreat will offer you a period of dedicated time and practice, just for you. Mindfulness is an evidence-based modality, with well-established and researched benefits for our physical, mental, social, spiritual and emotional health and wellbeing.

Fees: NZ$80

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Tutor/Facilitator: Elisa Di Napoli
8 Monday nights - Starts on 14 February from 7-9pm

Are you feeling lost, uncertain, dissatisfied with your life and are not sure what to do next? Are you at a crossroads in your life and don’t know which direction to take? Do you know what you want but feel scared to take action and keep on putting things off? This is a group coaching program for personal development.

Fees: NZ$115

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FAMILY TREE: Beginners Guide

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
2 Mondays - On 14 & 28 February from 7-9pm

This course is for people who are new to genealogy or who need help making progress with their family tree. It will provide practical and theoretical help using a range of New Zealand and overseas records. The course is hands-on, and you will learn how and where to search for people and information. You'll learn how to save your findings on to hand-written pages or a genealogy computer program

Fees: NZ$50

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Tutor/Facilitator: Gil Roper
6 sessions (3 walks) - Starts on 15 February from 7-9pm

The course will include some history of the bush reserves, the origin of their names, how to identify the major native tree species, plus information on studies undertaken in bird surveys, lizard surveys and pest control in the reserves. Three of the sessions will be practical, involving guided walks in different reserves to provide opportunities to identify flora (including the huge tawa and matai trees) and the fauna, as discussed in the classroom presentations.

Fees: NZ$75

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Gagana Samoa for Everyone

Tutor/Facilitator: Bonita Tasele
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 16 February from 6-8pm

Samoan Language is amazingly easy to learn. Learn to understand and use familiar Samoan everyday expressions. Those who attended last term may re enrolled and new people can also join.

Fees: NZ$70

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LANDLORDING WITHOUT FEAR: Being a better landlord for you and your tenants

Tutor/Facilitator: Jackie Thomas-Teague
6 Monday nights, 1 Tuesday night - Starts 14 February from 7-8:30pm

If you own a rental property, chances are you don’t like to ‘bother’ the tenants with inspections, rent increases, maintenance visits etc. Maybe you are not confident about what you can and can’t do. This course will show you how to develop a successful relationship with your tenants that keeps your investment in top shape – financially, physically and legally. We’ll cover all the things you probably didn’t know you need to be doing, and help you get from where you are now to where you want to be. This course will also incorporate the latest changes to the RTA. A one night fieldtrip to a Property Investors Association meeting on a Tuesday is included as part of the course.

Fees: NZ$80

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 26 February from 12noon -3pm

Krav Maga (contact combat) is a self-defence system developed by the Israeli Defence Force. Its application and efficiency in the real world has been proven to be highly effective by law enforcement agencies, protection services, and the military. The 3 hour session will be at an introductory level and will focus on civilian self defence. Unlike the military or police, the main intent for civilian krav maga is to: Minimise harm to oneself, stop the escalation of conflict by defending in a decisive manner, and also by escaping quickly at the very first opportunity

Fees: NZ$55

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Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 3 April from 10am-4pm

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Fee includes a materials pack.

Fees: NZ$100

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