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EAST & BAYS COURIER, APRIL 3, 2013
ROOMS WITH A SPECTACULAR VIEW!
FOR PRIVATE SALE IN ST HELIERS
Neighbours , Lisa and Donna, have lived side by side for the past 6 years but it is time for them to sip Pinot Gris elsewhere.
Their four/five bedroom townhouses between them boast extensive views of the Waitemata Harbour as well as panoramic city
views. The well designed layouts are similar but not identical and provide easy living at its best.
All rooms are of a generous size and the spacious hallways have plenty of inbuilt storage. A large master bedroom with
walk-in-robe and en-suite, plus 3 double bedrooms, master bathroom, 2 guest toilets as well as 3 living areas, make these homes
perfect for families with teenagers or extended family.
In a commanding position, fully fenced behind automated gates, both properties have easy care gardens with private outdoor
areas perfect for summer entertaining, one with its own spa pool.
You'll be as warm as toast in winter with gas heating and the north facing aspect to capture all the winter sun.
Ground floor access from the double garage to the kitchen and living areas makes life a little easier for you after that trip to the
Meticulously maintained evident by their great condition, these superb homes provide year round family enjoyment and
convenience with Madill's Farm, beaches and St Heliers Village just a pleasant walk away and the CBD within an easy commute.
Your family will love living here with that holiday feel in this top location close to great schools and colleges.
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Grannies relish role aiding
Papatoetoe kids' learning
By ANNA LOREN
Patient listener: Moira Malcolm assists Pranjal Raj, 6, with his reading.
Grey heads are dotted among the
dark ones in teacher Morag
Wham's classroom and little
voices stumble over words and are
A 6-year-old stumped by a task
exclaims: I need a granny's help.''
Others all but bound into place
when a chance to read becomes
Ms Wham's band of granny
helpers'' are out in force in her
classroom today -- as they have
been for more than a decade.
The eight women -- Barbara
Mildon, Moira Malcolm, Elizabeth
Donaldson, Joan Swift, Rosemary
McLean, Annette Galloway,
Maureen Kearns and Anice Hol-
mes -- are twice-weekly visitors to
the Papatoetoe Central School
classroom, where they help and
encourage Ms Wham's students to
The teacher linked up with the
grannies through Howick's Inner
Wheel Club, a sister organisation
of Rotary International, where
they are all members.
She taught at another school
then and many were sceptical
about the grannies' chances of
success with her often high-needs
When I worked in Otara the
staff said they won't handle these
kids' and gave them two weeks,''
Ms Wham says.
Fifteen years and a change of
school later and the grannies have
stuck with her.
And it's having a range of bene-
fits for the kids who come through
It's just a friend for the year --
they make an attachment to these
grannies,'' she says.
It helps with their reading and
oral languages -- talking to them
they know they must talk in a
Granny helper Moira Malcolm
says her twice-weekly visits to the
school are hugely rewarding.
I just love the kids. I've got five
children so I've always been keen
on learning,'' she says.
English is a second language for
many of the children and she says
seeing their improvement over
the year is amazing.
You go from 23 kids at the
start of the year with hardly any
English and you watch at the end
of the year and it's so good,'' Ms
The grannies don't just help the
children with their reading.
They have taken Ms Wham's
students on trips to Motuihe
Island and Kelly Tarlton's Under-
water World, thrown them Christ-
mas parties and donated bean
bags and other equipment for
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