Wairarapa News : May 11th 2011
Family expo will be full of things to do Masterton's inaugural Family/Wha- nau Expo is being held this Sunday. Hosted by Masterton Safe and Healthy Community Council and the Masterton District Council, the expo is a celebration of the United Nations International Year of the Family (IYF) -- and you and yours are invited. Manager and community develop- ment officer for Masterton Safe and Healthy Community Council, Sandy Ryan, says free swimming, food and games with a twist'' are planned. The event is at the Genesis Rec- reation Centre Stadium from 1pm till 5pm We've focused on families having fun. There will be a giant tug of war, board games using people as pieces, cooking demonstrations with tast- ings, free health checks, indoor sports activities, a painting class and a preschool play area, as well as canoe polo for the older children,'' Ms Ryan says. Homemade soup from Supergrans will be available free and the ingredients and recipes will also be handed out. Other freebies include door prizes of family passes, courtesy of Trust House. We'll even have the children cooking Gondwana scones as part of the Science is Fun programme while others can take part in reading with a child; a Literacy Aotearoa pro- gramme.'' Parents who want their child restraint fittings checked can also have that done as Road Safety and Plunket will be there. Numerous local social service providers and sports clubs have col- laborated to make this event possible and this really demonstrates their commitment to the importance of the family.'' International Year of the Family aims to increase awareness of family issues among governments as well as in the private sector. IYF serves to highlight the importance of families; increase a better understanding of their functions and problems; promote knowledge of the economic, social and demographic processes affecting families; and focuses atten- tion upon their rights and responsi- bilities. 14 WAIRARAPA NEWS, MAY 11, 2011 NEWS 3630238AD Masport F10000R Rural Fire free flue valued at $699 With all fires ordered before 31st May 2011 With its large capacity and powerful output, the F10000R is a stylish choice for large rural properties with open plan spaces. One stunning feature is the panoramic bay window deisgn, which offers you an expansive view of the fire from all corners of the room. Phone now for free advice and quote. Range of brands including Bosca, Pyroclassic, Masport & Firenzo We can supply and install a fire for any home. 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Earth is unique among the terrestrial planets in having a strong magnetic field. So, what is its source? Early ideas included the Pole Star, huge lodestone mountains near the poles, and permanent magnets deep within Earth. However, one by one these notions have proved inadequate in the face of scientific discoveries concerning the interior of the planet. Twen- tieth century advances in Earth science have shown the geomag- netic field to be more astonish- ing still -- palaeomagnetists measuring the weak magnetis- ation of rocks discovered that the whole polarity of the field has switched -- magnetic north becoming south and magnetic south becoming north -- and not just once, but thousands of times over the history of the planet. The idea of a magnetic dynamo churning away in the conducting fluid of the outer core had been mooted as early as 1919, but it wasn't until the last decade of the century that computer simulations proved that such a dynamo really can work and explain all we know about Earth's magnetic field. Gillian Turner will be talking about the Mystery of Earth's Magnetism at the next meeting of the Wairarapa Geological Society at 7.30pm, on Thursday May 19, at the Wairarapa Com- munity Centre, 170 Dixon S, Masterton. She promises a fasci- nating, richly-illustrated adven- ture through the history of the compass, navigation, physics and earth science. Capital food show GIVEAWAY: Wairarapa News has two double passes to The Food Show Wellington later this month. To enter email: firstname.lastname@example.org (put FOODSHOW in subject line). Wellington is about to become the country's capital of cuisine from May 27 to May 29 during The Food Show Wellington. Visitors will be treated to more than 200 exhibitors offering a mouth-watering collection of foods and drinks to try and buy, plus the chance to watch the Wellington Culi- nary Fare, where competitors race against the clock to complete a range of challenges and win the coveted Chef of the Capital'' title. The show features a range of top celebrity chefs including MasterChef New Zealand judges Simon Gault and Ray McVinnie, Ruth Pretty, Terry Lowe, Lauraine Jacobs, Nici Wickes, Julie Biuso, Annabelle White, Alison and Simon Holst, Claire Aldous, Richard Till, Sophie Gray, and Julie Le Clerc. Taste a variety of goodies; shop for hors d'oeuvres, drinks, dinner or treats; and spy on celebrity chefs showing off their tips and tricks.
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