Enrolment Eligibility

Students younger then college age can attend most courses as long as they have a fee paying adult attending the same course with them.

College age students are able to attend all self funded classes.

For further clarification please contact the Coordinator on 2327163 or [email protected]

A-Z - All Our Courses

ART: Acrylic Painting & Multi-Drawing Medium

Tutor/Facilitator: Ian Hulston
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

This course is for Beginners and Intermediate Students. Learn basic drawing skills using pencils, charcoal and watercolour pencils. Create colourful graphic images with both oil pastels or soft pastel. Paint with Acrylics to portray images using a watercolour glaze technique or use thick Impasto Acrylic paint like oils.

Fees: NZ$110

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Asian Cooking & Dim Sum:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rhoda Feasey
5 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

Learn to prepare and cook delicious but economical and healthy meals for you and your family using seasonal vegetable, meat and seafood. You will see how easy it is to utilise stir frying, steaming and deep frying techniques and learn to select the best meat, seafood and different ways of cutting meat. Fee includes all ingredients.

Fees: NZ$115 - Includes all ingredients

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BECOMING YOUR BEST YOU

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 29 October from 7-9pm

Want to take action and get out of a rut? What’s holding you back from being the YOU you want to be? We are meant to live a life filled with love, laughter, prosperity and radiant health. This short course will help you make change and improve your life by identifying toxic thoughts, building self-esteem, and giving clarity to the links between mind, body and spirit. Begin your change today!

Fees: NZ$60

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BOLLYWOOD DANCE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Vinod Kumar
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 5:15-6:15pm

Bollywood Dance is a combination of traditional and modern free style dancing with exciting music, which is choreographed to get the full benefit of dancing as well as helping to shape and tone your body. This is suitable for any age group and improves your flexibility and stamina

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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BUILDING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Tuesday night - On 9 March from 7-9pm

Resilience is an important character we want our children to have and is particularly important for the fast-paced world we live in. Children who do well in the face of adversity and hardship will have developed various coping and stress-management skills. Learn how you can share some of these with children and young people around you.

Fees: NZ$25

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CAMERA DRIVER'S LICENCE

Tutor/Facilitator: Matt McKee
1 Saturday - On 20 February from 9am-4pm

Sick of missing the moment? Not sure what all the different camera settings mean, or how to use them? In this one-day course you'll learn how to set up and effortlessly operate your camera for a variety of different photography styles. Landscapes, portraits, sports, candids, close-ups and more. When you know your way around the camera, you'll be able to spend more time making great pictures, and less time fiddling with all the buttons and menus. Before the course starts, you'll need to tell us the make and model of your camera. Then you'll receive lots of useful tips specifically about your very own camera!

Fees: NZ$90

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Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 31 March from 7-9pm

This seminar will create a new awareness within you of some of the subconscious drivers throughout your day and give you the skills to allow you to begin to re-programme your mind.

Fees: NZ$25

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CHEESE MAKING: Halloumi & Ricotta

Tutor/Facilitator: Alexis Murti
1 Saturday morning - On 20 March from 9:30am-12:30pm

You make the cheese at this intensely practical DIY 'hands-in' workshops because the key to good cheese making is knowing how the cheese should look and, most importantly, how it should feel at different points in it's creation. During this three hour hands-on workshop, you will be guided through the cheese making process while you make your own Halloumi and Ricotta which you will be able to take home and show off at the end!

Fees: NZ$90 - Includes Ingredients

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COMPOSTING FROM A TO Z: Bokashi, Worms & Home Composting

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday night - On 2 March from 5-7pm

Household green waste makes up a ⅓ of our waste to landfills - why not compost it instead? Not only will you get brilliant soil conditioner and plant food you’ll also help papatuanuku by cutting down on how much waste is going to landfill! In this workshop you’ll learn composting from small scale suitable for homes without lots of space to systems that would suit a lifestyle block and everything in between! The class will be held at the Tawa Community Garden in Oxford St. Cancellation date if wet is 9 march

Fees: NZ$25

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Beginner Course

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

Crochet is a great activity that settles your mind and is relaxing too. Crochet and the repetitive movements help the brain make more serotonin, which helps to decrease feelings of depression. Learn to crochet by making little projects (a flower keychain, crochet hearts and granny squares). Learn about different stitches and notations and how to read patterns. Crochet is a great craft to learn, you can make awesome things for yourself or join a community craft group and crochet for a cause!

Fees: NZ$60

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CROCHET FOR RELAXATION: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 9 March from 7-9pm

Been to Monique's beginner class or already know how to crochet then come along and extend your skills with new projects.

Fees: NZ$60

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Defensive Driving (February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Wednesday nights & 2 Monday nights - Starts on 10 February from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. An additional $60 is required to be paid to a driving instructor for the in car practical. This class is held on 2 Monday nights and 2 Wednesday nights

Fees: NZ$140

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Defensive Driving (November)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
2 Monday & 2 Wednesday nights - Starts on 30 November from 6:30-8:30pm

Improve your driving skills, steer clear of danger and/or reduce your time on a restricted licence. This covers the theory part of the course only. An additional $60 is required to be paid to an approved driving instructor for the in car practical.

Fees: NZ$135

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 20 February from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (December)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 5 December from 9am-1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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Defensive Driving for Experienced Drivers (March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Peter Sheppard
1 Saturday morning - On 20 March from 9am -1pm

AA Driving School has developed a classroom training program for licensed drivers who want to update their driving skills and knowledge. The course teaches positive driving behaviours and a responsible philosophy towards ourselves and other road users.

Fees: NZ$125

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EASY TAI CHI: Daytime

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday mornings - Starts 9 February from 9:30-10:30am

Tai Chi is an exercise that is effortless and fun for your body and mind. This is an art and an exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy, flexible, balanced, active, sociable and youthful. This class is most suited for SENIOR CITIZENS but anyone can attend. It will be held at the Tawa Community Centre.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - second fitness class taken in same term

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EGYPTIAN KAI

Tutor/Facilitator: Noha Ibrahim
5 weeks - Starts on 10 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to make authentic Egyptian sweets and savories. Seafood, vegetarian, vegan, celebration meals, and the Egyptian national dish, koshary. Learn how to cook and eat like an Egyptian.

Fees: NZ$115 - Fee includes ingredients

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FAMILY TREE: Beginners Guide

Tutor/Facilitator: Jan Powell
1 Sunday - On 21 February from 10am-3pm

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$75

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Fantastic Photos on Your Phone:

Tutor/Facilitator: Matt McKee
1 Saturday - On 6 March from 9am-4pm

Luscious Landscapes, Powerful Portraits, and Captivating Close-ups! “The best camera is the one that you have with you!” (Chase Jarvis) These days, for most people, most of the time, that camera will be a smartphone. The photographic capabilities of modern mobile phones are astounding. They can create high-resolution pictures, perform sophisticated image editing, or instantly share the photos online.

Fees: NZ$90

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FLORA & FAUNA OF OUR LOCAL NATIVE BUSH RESERVES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Gill Roper
6 sessions (3 walks) - Starts on 9 February 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: Taulapapa Joy Tualima
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 10 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$65

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GREAT PEOPLE PICTURES:

Tutor/Facilitator: Matt McKee
1 Saturday - On 20 March from 9am-4pm

Boost your people photography skills with a great mix of theory, inspiration, and practice. Bring whatever camera you have (phone, point&shoot, mirrorless, DSLR) and learn about managing both available and artificial light. You will experience studio and location portraiture, as well as discover some great techniques for candid, sports, action, family events, and even street photography.

Fees: NZ$90

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Guitar: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 10 February from 7-9pm

This course will show beginners how to form basic chords and use them to accompany a range of songs. Students will learn several different strums and a simple but effective finger picking technique. Bring your own guitar. Intermediate students will work on the same material, but learning and using more advanced playing methods.

Fees: NZ$115

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INDIAN COOKING: Traditional

Tutor/Facilitator: Manjula Patel
5 Monday nights - Starts 15 February from 7-9pm

Make quick nutritious meals with heaps of flavour. You bring your own ingredients and container to take your meals home. Recipes include Spicy Gobi Bhajis (fried cauliflower) Madras Chicken curry( rich coconut curry) Different Dhals and Breads for any occasion

Fees: NZ$70

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INDIGO DYEING & SHIBORI

Tutor/Facilitator: Clare Smith
1 Saturday - On 6 March from 9am-3pm

Learn the basics of shibori by folding, clamping, wrapping and sewing fabrics before dyeing them using indigo.

Fees: NZ$80

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JAPANESE COOKING: Homestyle & Bento

Tutor/Facilitator: Katy McTeigue
4 Tuesday nights - Starts 16 March from 7-9pm

This will encompass both traditional ‘washoku’ cuisine, ‘yoshoku’ foreign-influenced Japanese food, and food from Kansai region (Osaka/Kyoto area). Also learn to prepare a variety of boxed meals from cute "kyaraben" to more formal traditional Japanese Cuisine. Bring your chopsticks, and a container to take leftovers home in.

Fees: NZ$95 - Fee includes all ingredients

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JELLY ART CAKES

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
1 Thursday night - On 11 March from 6:30-9:30pm

Learn to make beautiful 3D jelly cakes. These confections are made with jelly and aga powders (which are from seaweeds and vegan-friendly) and inject colorful motifs onto a clear base. These cakes are an awe-inspiring example of when food transcends into edible works of art.

Fees: NZ$65 - Includes Ingredients

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LACE MAKING: Beginner & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Andrea Lynch
8 weeks - Starts on 15 February from 7-9pm

Love lace? Learn the centuries old craft of bobbin lacemaking to make your own lace edgings. The class is suitable for beginners and for those who have already made some lace.

Fees: NZ$115

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

Tutor/Facilitator: Jackie Thomas-Teague
6 Monday nights - Starts 15 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. Will include one fieldtrip to a Property Investors Association meeting.

Fees: NZ$70

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LEARN TO SEW:

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On 27 February from 9am-4pm

Would love to learn to sew but not sure where to start, and a whole term of courses is not for you? Then this one day course has been designed for you. Come and learn how to use a sewing machine (students may bring their own or use a college Bernina). Work on a selected sewing project (a bag) which will teach you essential skills and leave sewing confident all in one day.

Fees: NZ$90

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METAL JEWELLERY: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 21 February from 10am -4pm

This class will now not be offered till 2021. Making silver rings and things…..learn a range of jewellery making techniques including forming, shaping, soldering, texturing, sawing, filing and finishing. The emphasis is on practical skills leading to finished items of jewellery. The silver for a ring and a bangle is included in the course costs as is copper to practice with, saw blades, solder etc. Silver to make additional items can be purchased at a reasonable price. All tools are provided. No previous experience necessary. We will be working with hot metal and tools so workshop clothing and covering footwear please; no open shoes, slides, sandals or jandals allowed. This is for your safety in the workshop.

Fees: NZ$145 - Includes materials for ring and bangle

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METAL JEWELLERY:Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Kristelle Plimmer
1 Sunday - On 22 March from 10am-4pm

For those who have already attended the beginner course.

Fees: NZ$145 - Fee includes dome silver

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MIDDLE EASTERN MEALS:

Tutor/Facilitator: Rolla Farah
5 Wednesday nights - Starts on 17 March from 7-9pm

Learn how to prepare Palestinian Middle Eastern Cuisine such as kebabs, shawarma, falafel, kidra, kefta, couscous, basbousa, sfiha, humus and taboulah salad.

Fees: NZ$115 - Includes all ingredients

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MUSICAL KEYBOARD SKILLS: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Nate Geldard
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 7-9pm

Always wanted to learn the piano of keyboard! This is your opportunity for beginners.Get the basic skills in a fun setting. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time.

Fees: NZ$110

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Musical Keyboard Skills: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Jean Hollier
8 Monday nights - Starts 15 February 6:30-8:30pm

This class is for intermediate students only. For new/beginner students please enroll in the Tuesday class. Learn to use the musical keyboard. One hour individual and group tuition plus practice time using the schools' electronic keyboards. Usually split into 2 groups with start times of either 6.30 or 7.30pm. Please bring your own headphones.

Fees: NZ$110

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1A (Beginner)

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 6-8pm

A course for those who have always wanted to learn NZ Sign Language. A Beginner course covering units 1-3

Fees: NZ$65

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New Zealand Sign Language: Level 1C

Tutor/Facilitator: Ripeka Bird
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 February from 6-8pm

This course is for those who have completed a 1B class in NZ Sign Language. Units 6 & 7 will be covered

Fees: NZ$65

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Orchestra

Tutor/Facilitator: Samuel Berkahn
32 Monday nights - Starts 15 February from 7:30-9:30pm

The Tawa Orchestra is a community orchestra that attracts players of all ages and walks of life. No audition required – minimum standard Grade V. You will learn the dynamics of being part of a full orchestra including rehearsal techniques, sectionals, and performance. The Tawa Orchestra will perform at least 3 concerts throughout the year and may include collaborations with other community groups and visiting artists. New members can join at any time.

Fees: NZ$205

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Overcoming Anxiety, Stress & Depression

Tutor/Facilitator: Camilla Watson
1 Wednesday night - On 10 February from 7-9pm

Depression, panic, sleep disorders, overwhelming anger and sadness, anxiety, disorders or addictions, are all symptoms of the mind trying to process information. Learn how the body responds to these and how to reduce or eliminate symptoms with this one seminar. Great healing is possible.

Fees: NZ$25

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OVERLOCKER BASICS/SEWING WITH KNITS

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
1 Saturday - On Saturday 13 March from 9am-3:30pm

An introduction to the overlocker, develop skills to use this equipment safely and efficiently. Learn how to use the overlocker for seaming knit garments. Prior Sewing experience essential. Some overlockers are available to use during the course or bring your own

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Big & Bold Quilt

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 14 March from 9am-4pm

Do you have a favourite fabric that you just love too much to cut up?Then this quilt is perfect to showcase it in.This quilt is based on a rectangular block so breaks away from the traditional square blocks and is a great stash buster.Suitable for all levels of quilter.

Fees: NZ$85

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Patchwork: Finishing School (UFO)

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
1 Sunday - On 28 March from 9am - 4pm

Students bring ufos (unfinished objects), or problem projects, or anything that they may need help with. You may need help to finish your quilt top, or learn how to baste and quilt your top or learn how to finish binding your quilt.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: JELLY ROLL RACE

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 29 November from 9am-4pm

This could possibly be the easiest quilt you will ever make. Take one jelly roll and a contrasting background and sew. No seams to match, not points to fret over, just good old plain sewing.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Placemats & Napkins

Tutor/Facilitator: Di Barnden
1 Sunday - On 28 February from 9am-4pm

A great way to liven up your meal times and cut into those large scale prints we love to buy. These placemats are reversible so coordinate the backing fabric with the front. If you decide to add napkins you could use your placemat fabric for colour inspiration. You will leave the class with your placemats and napkins complete.

Fees: NZ$85

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PATCHWORK: Star Beginnings

Tutor/Facilitator: Dianne Barnden
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

Want to learn about Patchwork? This course will teach you all about blocks, how to use a rotary cutter, piecing, colour ways etc

Fees: NZ$110

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PATTERNS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE GARMENT:

Tutor/Facilitator: Stacey Donn
1 Sunday - On 7 March from 9am -4pm

Bring along your favourite garments and make patterns from them or bring one garment and fabric and make a copy of it. Sew skills essential.

Fees: NZ$85

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PILATES: Beginner (Monday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 February from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner (Wed evening)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 10 February from 6-7pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Beginner / Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 11 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for beginner or intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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Pilates: Beginner Daytime (Friday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Friday mornings - Starts 12 February from 9:30-10:30am

This course is held at Linden Community Centre Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. The course is suitable for beginners and those who have not done an exercise programme before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES: Intermediate (Mon)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture. This class is suitable for intermediate students who have attended some Pilate's classes before.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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PILATES:Intermediate (Wed morning)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday mornings - Starts 10 February from 9:30-10:30am

This course is held at the Tawa Community Centre. Pilates is a blend of physical and mental workouts helping you to increase your flexibility and core strength, and improve your posture.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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POTTERY: Beginner Wheel work

Tutor/Facilitator: Anne Glennie
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 February from 7-9:30pm

WAIT LIST ONLY IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CLASS. This class is an introduction to throwing clay on a pottery wheel. Students learn to centre clay on the wheel and the basics of throwing the foundation shapes of cylinders and bowls. Please note that glazing will be done on the final week, so it is essential that students can attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. The costs for clay, firing and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how much a student makes. Please bring $30 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutor on the first night. Some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more. This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters clubrooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$170

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POTTERY: Hand Building

Tutor/Facilitator: Linda Savell & Jackie Haddow
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 7-9:30pm

Introduction to hand building with clay or extension for previous students. Techniques covered are pinch pots, coils, slab work and glazing. It should be noted that glazing will be done on the 7th week so it is important that students are able to attend on that evening as there are no alternative opportunities to glaze work. We will all be using the same clay. Clay, firing costs, and glazing materials are extra and will vary depending on how productive you are. Please bring $50 materials deposit payable in cash to the tutors on the first night. (some students may not use all this deposit however productive students may be required to pay more) This class is held at Gear Homestead Woolshed Potters rooms, Gear Homestead, Okowai Road Porirua and is for ADULTS ONLY.

Fees: NZ$170

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Raranga 1 Day Wananga Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 22 November from 9am - 5pm

Minimum experience required (people who have made putiputi) - Kono/Konae. Also for the Experienced weaver - whiri kete or wall hanging Note: All registered students will be contacted by the tutor to discuss what they would like to create, where to harvest harakeke and what type of harakeke needed, preparation of harakeke and tools to be sourced for the day.

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Beginner Kono (4 corner basket)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 21 March from 9am-5pm

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Beginner Putiputi (Flowers)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 21 February from 9am-5pm

Fees: NZ$45

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Raranga: Creating Taonga with Harakeke (Intermediate)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 13 October from 7-9pm

This class is now FULL. This class is for those who are experienced at weaving with Harakeke and/or other materials. You must understand the tikanga, reo and how to prepare Harakeke for weaving. Minimum of experience – putiputi, kono and konae. This class is a pathway for those that wish to move on from the beginners class. You will learn how to weave whiri kete and are welcome to inquire about weaving other items. Come along and become one of our Tuakana weavers and 'get your weave on'.

Fees: NZ$65

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RARANGA: Intermediate Kete Pikau (back pack)

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 28 February from 9am-5pm

Fees: NZ$45

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RARANGA: Intermediate Own Project

Tutor/Facilitator: Nina Paaka
1 Sunday - On 28 March from 9am - 5pm

Fees: NZ$45

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REIKI HEALING

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
4 Tuesday Nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

Some refer to this positive Reiki energy as life force energy and indeed it can bring new life to a stressed out tired body.

Fees: NZ$60

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SELF DEFENCE: Krav Maga(Age 15+)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gabriel Molina
1 Saturday afternoon - On 27 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$50

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Sewing for Beginners (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Janet Barnes
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 11 February from 7-9pm

This class is for people who are wanting to gain confidence with a sewing machine. And those just starting can work through a project making a shopping bag to introduce them to the sewing machine and sewing techniques.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing for Beginners (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 10 February from 7-9pm

Learn how to understand a pattern, work out the material needed and what sewing words mean. If you wish to make your own project under the guidance of the tutor then you need to go to the Monday class.

Fees: NZ$65

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Sewing: Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Joyce Tam
8 Monday nights - Starts on 15 February from 6:30-8:30pm

The class will cater for intermediate sewers. All students will be helped, shown techniques and short cuts. Bring pattern, material & sewing kit, current sewing project, or idea to the first lesson.

Fees: NZ$110

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SOIL BUILDING: Homemade fertilisers, pest and disease control, healthy soil

Tutor/Facilitator: Alison Bayly
1 Tuesday night - On 16 March from 5-7pm

Soil is the foundation of any garden. Healthy soils create healthy plants that are resilient to pests, disease and unfavourable conditions. In this workshop you’ll learn some basics on building soil health, creating homemade fertilisers and managing pests and diseases organically. The course will be run at the Tawa Community Garden in Oxford Street. Cancellation date is 23 March if wet.

Fees: NZ$25

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Spanish: Getting Started

Tutor/Facilitator: Luz Domenella
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 7-9pm

Learn to understand and speak simple written and spoken Spanish. Learn how to communicate when buying food, organising transport or getting simple directions

Fees: NZ$115

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STAYING SAFE ONLINE:

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 14 March froam 9am-3pm

Fees: NZ$80

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TAI CHI: Beginner

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February from 6:30-7:30pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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TAI CHI: Intermediate Kungfu / 42 Competition Sword

Tutor/Facilitator: Mercedes Godinez
8 Tuesday nights - Starts 9 February from 7:45-8:45pm

Taichi is an exciting, fun, exercise for your body and mind.This is the art and exercise that the Chinese have been practicing to keep healthy. flexible, balanced, active,sociable and youthful. For those who have attended Tai Chi before this is an opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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Ukulele: Beginners & Intermediate

Tutor/Facilitator: Don Franks
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

This course will show beginners how to form basic chords and use them to accompany a range of songs. Students will learn several different strums to suit slow, medium and faster tunes. Intermediate students will be able to learn new ways to get the best out of your ukulele Bring your own ukulele.

Fees: NZ$115

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VEGETABLE & FRUIT CARVING

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
1 Tuesday night - On 18 March from 5:30-9:30pm

This course will teach you basic methods and techniques for carving vegetables and fruits to make exquisite garnishes and decorations. All ingredients and tools included in course fee.

Fees: NZ$100 - Fee includes all ingredients and tool set

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VIETNAMESE COOKING:

Tutor/Facilitator: Ha Nguyen
4 Thursday nights - Starts on 11 February from 6-8pm

These dishes can be enjoyed for any meal and will be taught by a Vietnamese chef with a passion for authentic cooking. The menu will include dishes such as savoury pancakes, wraps, rolls noodle soups and rice noodle salads.

Fees: NZ$110 - Includes Ingredients

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WOODWORK: Skills & Projects(Tuesday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Tuesday nights - Starts on 9 February from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$120

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WOODWORK:Skills & Projects (Thursday)

Tutor/Facilitator: Gary Beecroft
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 11 February from 7-9pm

Learn wood working skills using hand tools and the type of power tools found in the home. Choose your own project at your level of ability and learn skills while completing the project. You provide your own materials. No recycled timber allowed.

Fees: NZ$120

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XERO BASIC: (February)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On Sunday 21 February from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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XERO BASIC: (March)

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 21 March from 9am-4pm

In the best Xero course in Wellington learn about this new web-based accounting package which is growing rapidly in use in the small business sector. This is a beginner course in Xero but you are expected to have some accounting knowledge.

Fees: NZ$90

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Xero Payroll & More

Tutor/Facilitator: Carolyn Bates
1 Sunday - On 28 March from 9am-4pm

Expand your use of Xero by using the new Payroll feature in this Wellington course.

Fees: NZ$90

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YOGA: Beginner (Wed)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Wednesday nights - Starts on 10 February from 7:15-8:15pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in the same term

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YOGA: Beginner/Intermediate (Thurs)

Tutor/Facilitator: Barbara Wefers
8 Thursday nights - Starts on 11 February from 6-7pm

Graduated yoga postures to enhance health and develop and maintain muscle/joint flexibility. Breath awareness and control and relaxation for stress release.

Fees: NZ$80
Fees: NZ$55 - same person taking second fitness class in same term

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ZENTANGLE Method

Tutor/Facilitator: Monique Lubberink
1 Sunday - On 21 March from 10am-4pm

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

Fees: NZ$75

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