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Community Notices: 9th March 2009


Fulbright New Zealand and Creative New Zealand invite applications for the 2009 Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific Writer's Residency, an award which offers a New Zealand writer of Pacific heritage the opportunity to work for three months on a creative writing project exploring Pacific identity, culture or history at the University of Hawai'i.
Valued at NZ$30,000, the residency includes return airfares to Hawai'i, accommodation costs and an artist stipend. It is open to writers across all genres, including fiction and non-fiction authors, playwrights, poets and screen writers. Previous recipients have included filmmaker Sima Urale, performance poet Tusiata Avia, playwright Victor Rodger and children's author Sarona Aiono-Iosefa.
The three month residency is available from mid-August to mid-November 2009. The closing date for applications to Creative New Zealand is Monday 6 April 2009.
See or contact Creative New Zealand for further information:
Tarisi Vunidilo - / 09 354 4863
Felicity Birch - / 09 373 3066

Event:  West Auckland Cook Islands focus group
Description: We welcome your opinion:
10 -15 people Cook Islands people,both male and female,old and young,( 16- 60+ yrs), smokers and non-smokers living in West Auckland.
Date / Time: March 12 - 6.00 - 8.00pm
Venue: West Fono Health Trust
Address: Upstairs meeting room
411 Great North Road
Waitakere City
Town / City: Auckland
Contact Name: Raetea Ngatama and Teina Akavi
Phone: 09 8381780 ext 724 or(09)8325310

Event: Free Polynesian workshops with Ura Tabu
Description: Learn to sway the pacific way. Ura Tabu will be running free dance workshops where participants will learn to use their hands, hips, and smiles to tell the stories of the pacific. Participants will learn dances from the Cook Islands, Tahiti, Hawaii and Samoa, with a bit of contemporary flavour added. These workshops are made possible with support from Creative Communities NZ, Auckland City Council.
Date / Time: 7th March-25th April 09 (runs for 8 consecutive Saturdays) from 10am - 11:30
Venue: Onehunga Community House
Address: 83 Selwyn Street
Town / City: Auckland
Contact Name: Charlene Tedrow
Phone: 09 634 8239
Mobile: 027 5111 387

Description: Are you in year 12 or year 13 this year? Are you interested in experiencing university life at Otago?
The Pacific Islands Centre is sponsoring 20 students this year to have the opportunity of a lifetime to visit and experience university life at Otago from Sunday 3rd May to Wednesday 6th May 2009. Students will be staying at the University of Otago Residential Colleges. All expenses will be paid by the Pacific Islands Centre. Deadline for applications is Friday 20th March 2009. Please check our website for more details or contact us: / 03 479 8278 / 0800 80 80 98
Date / Time: Sun 3 May - Wed 6th May 2009
Venue: University of Otago Pacific Islands Centre
Address: 1 Leithbank
Town / City: Dunedin
Contact Name: Christine Anesone
Phone: 03 479 8278
Mobile: 021 279 8278

Personal Development
Youthline has Personal development courses starting very soon in Manukau. A great opportunity to learn more about yourself, build better communications and relationships skills. It is also great for helping you learn more about working in a team, managing differences and conflict, building self esteem and confidence, goal setting and trust. Courses run for 8 to 10 weeks, day and evening courses available.
Must be 17 years or older.
Date / Time: TBA
Venue: Friendship House
20 Putney Way
Contact: Cathy Aiavao
Phone: (09) 361 4170

Rakei Ura Performance Costume Workshop
Vaka Village invite you to come along and have a go at learning this craft or just stop in and have a look at what we have done to date; tye dyeing, stencilling, costume design sketches and titi making.
Venue: Vaka Village Gallery,
South Waikato
Contact: Liz Tera (Operations Manager)
Phone: (07) 886 2223
Mobile: (0272) 529 058
Niue Language Classes
Learn Niuean! Niue Language classes in Christchurch starting 30th May at The Community House, 141 Hereford Street.
Either Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30pm or Saturday 5 - 6pm.
(An assessment form needs to be completed before classes start.)
Venue: The Community House
Level 2, 141 Hereford St, Christchurch
Contact: Lynsey Talagi
Phone: (0273) 398 299

Fijian Language Classes
Fijian Language Classes (Vuli Vosa Vaka Viti) available to all Fijians of all ages living in Hamilton and the Waikato region
Date / Time: Fridays from 5.30pm to 6.30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre of the Waikato Museum
1 Grantham St, Hamilton
Contact: Tarisi Vunidilo
Phone: (07) 856 9446
Mobile: (021) 376 815
Adult English Language
Monday-Friday 9.30-12.30
Aranui High School
Shortland Street
Aranui, Christchurch
Contact: Shanna Taula
Ph: (03) 388 7083 ext 818

Ace Space - Waitakere Learning Centre
For advice Adult and Community programmes that may have you on your way to a career or to feed an interest.
Drop in to the centre Tues & Thurs 10am-2pm,
The Colonade, Railside Ave. Henderson.
Ph: (09) 837-0489
Pacific Language Classes - Evenings
Toloa Tuagalu
Ph: (09) 270-0684
Pasifika Education Centre - Auckland
Introduction to Teaching Scholarships - Scholarship covers 1 year full time course preparing Pasifika adult students to enter tertiary teacher training.
Contact: Pauline Winter
Ph: (09) 270-0684
Kura Moeahu
Central City Campus - Awatope
Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi ki Poneke
11 - 17 Church Street
Ph: (04) 917-4313
Mobile: (027) 664-4679
Te Ara Reo Maori Kuki Airani
Recruitment Drive
Learn to Speak Basic Conversational Cook Islands Maori
Auckland contact: Rangi Aitu (09) 527 6510 ext 710
Hastings contact: Opati George (06) 873 5132 / Toll free (0800) 355 553
Keep Your Whanau Afloat
Project Watersafe Auckland
Free swimming lessons
Manurewa Leisure Centres
Contact: Swim School Co-ordinator
Ph: (09) 275 8979 - Mangere
or: (09) 267 7072 - Manurewa