Un­der­stand­ing kids

Brain de­vel­op­ment ex­pert to present in­sights into what makes chil­dren tick...

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Reveg­e­tat­ing for birds: Alexandra Thyme Festival and Clyde Rail­head Com­mu­nity Nurs­ery present a prac­ti­cal work­shop. From 2 to 4pm on reveg­e­tat­ing Cen­tral Otago’s wood­land for our na­tive birds. Book­ings at REAP 03 448 6115 or thymefes­ti­val.co.nz

Re­mark­ables Mar­ket: Food, wine and crafts. At the Red Shed, Re­mark­ables Park from 9am to 2pm, ev­ery Satur­day.

Alexandra Summer Mar­kets: 10am-2pm ev­ery Satur­day. Man­iototo Mar­kets: Vil­lage Green out­side Ran­furly i-Site from 10am. Tod­dler story time: Kingston Li­brary 10.30am to 11.30am. En­ter­tain­ing neu­ro­sci­en­tist Nathan Mikaere Wal­lis re­turns to Wanaka this month to ex­plore why chil­dren think, feel and act the way they do.

Lo­cal com­mu­nity group Par­ent­ing4Life has or­gan­ised his speak­ing tour of the district, with the sup­port of Alexandra Youth Base, Alexandra Po­lice and other en­ti­ties.

At his com­mu­nity ses­sions he will dis­cuss every­thing from the ideal con­di­tions for ba­bies to how al­co­hol af­fects teens.

Nathan will also pro­vide pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment work­shops for preschool staff, high school staff, and youth work­ers in Wanaka and Alexandra.

He’ll also speak with teenagers at Mount As­pir­ing Col­lege and Cromwell Col­lege.

Mikaere Wal­lis presents

The Nutcracker Ball: Ten Queen­stown girls from the Queen­stown Bal­let Academy star in this show or­gan­ised by teacher

Anna Goro­bets, for­mer prin­ci­pal bal­le­rina from Russian Im­pe­rial Bal­let. At Queen­stown Me­mo­rial Cen­tre from 4pm. To pre-pur­chase tick­ets con­tact 022 314 1938.

James and the Gi­ant Peach: cast of 35 kids from Drama Queen­stown are per­form­ing this Roald Dahl favourite at Wakatipu High School at 2pm and 5pm (5pm is sold out). Adults $10, chil­dren $5. Cromwell Farm­ers’ and Craft Mar­ket: Lo­cated in Cromwell Her­itage Precinct, with a wide range of re­gion­ally sup­plied pro­duce and crafts on of­fer, in­clud­ing fruit and veg­eta­bles, bread, cheese, wine, meat, baked goods, fresh flow­ers, soap, can­dles and crafts. 9am to

1pm. Con­tact Me­gan: 021 131 5125. Alexandra Cro­quet Club: Learn and play 1pm Sun­days and

Tuesdays. Ken­mare St, Green, Alexandra. New mem­bers wel­come. Con­tact Carol on 448 6511. Pe­tanque Cromwell: Ev­ery Sun­day and Wed­nes­days 1.30pm at Old

Are­search-based in­for­ma­tion and has a no-non­sense par­ent­ing ap­proach.

He is an ex­pert on brain de­vel­op­ment at all ages and ex­plains the sci­ence be­hind chil­dren’s be­haviour.

The di­rec­tor of X-Fac­tor Ed­u­ca­tion has lec­tured at Can­ter­bury Uni­ver­sity and is a Brain­wave Trust trainer, a teacher, coun­sel­lor, and par­ent.

Mikaere Wal­lis’ pre­vi­ous vis­its to Wanaka have been well at­tended by par­ents, ed­u­ca­tors, and care­givers.

See Mikaere Wal­lis: Lake Wanaka Cen­tre 7.30pm - 9pm, Novem­ber 7 (preschool and pri­mary fo­cus) and Novem­ber 8 (teenage fo­cus).

Doors open 7:00pm, $5 at the door.

Cromwell Town. In­quiries Mar­garet Ball 445 3678.

Queen­stown Trans­port Fo­rum: chance to join the dis­cus­sion on Queen­stown’s trans­port woes, based on the re­port com­piled by the Shap­ing Our Fu­ture team. At Queen­stown Me­mo­rial Cen­tre 5.30 to 8pm.

Nathan Mikaere Wal­lis: Learn about brain de­vel­op­ment in your child. Mon­day preschool and pri­mary chil­dren; Tues­day teenage fo­cus. Both nights Lake Wanaka Cen­tre from 7pm. $5 on the door. Wildlife Pho­tog­ra­pher speaks: Max Quinn from Nat­u­ral His­tory NZ speaks at Wakatipu U3A, 10am-noon at St Mar­garet’s Church Hall, Ross St, Frank­ton. $5. Vis­i­tors wel­come. www.u3awakatipu.org.nz

Tod­dler story time: Queen­stown li­brary 10.30am to 11.30am.

Tod­dler story time and ac­tiv­ity: Hawea li­brary 10.30am to 11.30am. Queen­stown Pho­tog­ra­phy Club: Meet first Mon­day each month at 7pm at Goldridge re­sort . More info on info@qto­ho­to­club.co.nz of


Wanaka Walk­ers: Pack a lunch and meet on the lake­front op­po­site the show­grounds, Mon­days 9.30am. For more info call 021474904

Wanaka Play­group: Meet at the Squash Club in Stone Street, 9.30am - 11.30am for 0-5 years and care­giver. More info Rachel 0211029 or 443 5147.

Hawea Li­brary: 10am Wrig­gle and Rhyme 0-2 year olds

Art Group: Mon­days 9.30am-2pm. Craft clu­b­rooms 44b In­nis­cort St. In­quiries 4451359. New mem­bers wel­come.

Age Con­cern Tai Chi: for arthri­tis and gen­eral well­be­ing 9.30am10.25am at Angli­can Church Hall. Con­tact Clare 4451291. Steady as you go: 10.30-11.30am, con­tact Gwenda 4450510.

Ta­ble Ten­nis: Cromwell Pres­by­te­rian Church hall 7-9pm. Con­tact Jim 022 187 3224.

Glenorchy Com­mu­nity Vi­sion­ing Fo­rum: Dis­cuss the draft re­port de­vel­oped by Shap­ing our Fu­ture fol­low­ing the com­mu­nity fo­rum in

Gen­tle yoga: Lake Hawea yoga col­lec­tive presents weekly yoga classes. Ro­tat­ing teach­ers. Ev­ery Mon­day 5.45pm - 7.15pm and ev­ery Tues­day 9:15 to 10:45. Cost $15/$12. Con­tact jen.grat­i­tude@gmail.com. Hawea Play­group: 9am-12.30pm on Mon­day, Tues­day and Thursdays dur­ing school term, in the pink and yel­low build­ing op­po­site Hawea Flat Hall on Cam­phill Road. Pop in for a cof­fee and a play. You don’t have to live in Hawea.

Cof­fee Chat and Craft: Ev­ery first Thurs­day of the month at 10am at St Peters Church Lounge.

Artists ex­hi­bi­tion: rom vis­ual artists through­out Cen­tral Otago at 2 Church St 10am to 4pm daily - Con­tact (03) 448 6230 - En­try by do­na­tion.

Wakatipu Se­nior Cit­i­zens: res­i­dents aged 60+ in­vited to Me­mo­rial St rooms for Tai Chi, card­mak­ing, big screen movies, plus a Fri­day hot lunch with tea/cof­fee, per­for­mances, games and en­ter­tain­ment. Tues­day: 12-3pm, Wed­nes­day and Fri­day: 10.30am to 3pm. Con­tact: 442 9214.

Brain­wave pre­sen­ter Nathan Mikaere-Wal­lis.

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