Wairarapa News : January 30th 2013
21 WAIRARAPA NEWS, JANUARY 30, 2013 EDUCATION Need a bed? Our Waitangi sale is the answer Manager's Special 32 Akura Road, Masterton (At Taylormade Furniture) Ph: 06 377 2218 "WE DO EVERYTHING EXCEPT KISS YOU GOODNIGHT" Sale begins 1st February 2013, finishes 10th February 2013 We accept Spinal Support Queen $3,598 NOW $1,799 King $4,398 NOW $2,199 Queen $1,199 NOW $899 50% OFF 25% OFF Pocket spring technology with sumptuous comfort 5 year guarantee 5 Pocket spring bed 5113299AC ALL sizes for the Single price Paris Medium starting as low as $1,999 other comfort feels available Paris Range Reflex Active Support Pocket Coil • Designed by International Chiropractors • 5 zone Reflex Active Coil • Latex • Minimal Partner Disturbance • 10 Year Warranty • NZ Made Historic hotel 'ideal' for photo workshop An exciting weekend pro- gramme for a photographic workshop at the historic Lake Ferry Hotel is planned. The workshop runs from Friday evening to Sunday after- noon, February 8 to 10. Masterton resident and Adobe mentor Geoff Walker and Mas- ter Photographer Simon Woolf have combined resources to share their professional talents with photographers keen to improve in areas including land- scapes, nature, composition, environmental portraiture, post production, critiquing and image assessment. The weekend will offer a full- on photographic immersion in the South Wairarapa which has so many options for landscape, nature, sunrise, sunset and rural activities with matching seas. The Lake Ferry Hotel is an ideal location as base for work- shops, field trips, relaxation and meeting the locals . The group size is limited to enable a tailor-made experience. Inquiries and bookings can be made with Photography by Woolf on 04 917 6861 or www.woolf.co.nz. Accommodation at the hotel can be confirmed with Candice Tipoki on 06 307 7831 email email@example.com. Watch your speed or pay the price As schools and kindergartens get back into the swing of things this week, Central District Police are prompting motorists to drive safely around schools and observe the posted speed limits. Acting road policing manager Senior Sergeant Richard Smith says motorists detected driving at more than 4kmh over the posted speed limit within 250 metres on either side of any school boundary can expect to be issued an infringement. Police staff will not only have a major presence around schools but will also be enforcing any parking offending and monitoring the speed of vehicles around schools. There will be more traffic out on the roads during school terms, so drivers need to be observant and keep an eye out for cyclists, pedestrians, and school buses, especially around rural school areas where there are limited crossings and school buses can stop often. Also, educating your children about road safety is important. Simple things like crossing the road on a posted crossing and wearing coats and bags that make them highly visible can protect your child.'' With the great summer weather Central District has been having lately, more people are out and about on the roads and highways, especially during public holidays. Waitangi Day is also just around the corner and if you are travelling somewhere remember to drive to survive. As a motorist you are not only responsible for your safety on the road, but also for other road users,'' Mr Smith said. Eyesight may be issue at school With books and uniforms at the top of most back-to-school lists, a vision specialist is urging parents to prioritise an eye test to ensure their child starts school fully equipped to learn. According to Specsavers Masterton Store partner, Robert Gladwell, undiagnosed vision problems can have a significant impact on school children and can lead to poor results, learning difficulties and low self esteem. More than 60 per cent of chil- dren who are problem learners' have been found to suffer from undetected vision problems'', Mr Gladwell says. It's a significant problem in our schools, and the solution could be as simple as a pair of glasses. Around 80 per cent of every- thing a child learns is through their vision, so good eyesight is one of the most important tools for their learning and develop- ment.'' To combat the issue, Spec- savers is urging parents to organise an eye test for their children as part of their back-to- school preparations. There are a number of tell- tale signs that a child may be experiencing vision difficulties. Some signs to look out for include: Reading problems -- Chil- dren who frequently skip lines or lose their place while reading books may have vision problems. Squinting -- If a student is frequently squinting at the blackboard, they may be trying to compensate for their poor vision. Sitting too close to the tele- vision -- Short-sighted children generally have clear vision up close and poor distance vision. Rubbing eyes and head- aches -- If your child rubs their eyes excessively or complains of headaches regularly, it may mean their eye muscles are fatigued from straining. Clumsiness -- Children might have trouble realising how close or far away objects really are. Sometimes young children who do not walk well actually have problems with their vision. Behaviour -- Some children who have vision problems appear to have a short attention span and may misbehave due to frustration.
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