March 1, 2015


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Our home

Our home – still on the market

a great home for home educators

Moving and large home for sale

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  • Home for the large family or
  • Home and Income or
  • Investment property or
  • Home and Granny Flat

4_Tawa_St_sm_13Bed: main house 3-4, extra building up to 3, library could be a bedroom (8 potential bedrooms)
Bath: 1 spa bath
Toilet: 2
Lounge: 2
Garage: 2 car/van
Carport: 1
Character filled rooms
Much loved home built in 1944
Low maintenance grounds

4_Tawa_St_sm_005Features in the main house include three bedrooms and a study (currently used as a fourth bedroom), The dining and family room is open–plan to the lounge and kitchen. The rimu galley style kitchen with stainless steel bench-top and splash-back, stainless steel dishwasher and stainless steel double ovens, well equipped with lots of storage, two pantry cupboards and 12 power points. The lounge, with stunning matai flooring, fan, built in shelving and large cabinet has a large log fire which heats the whole home – no other heating required even on those cold winter nights. The bathroom boasts a spa bath, shower, toilet, and vanity. The house has a second toilet in the laundry. The whole house has been rewired in recent years and is insulated under floor as well as in the ceiling and walls with a heat transfer system to the master bedroom.  The main home has also been reroofed in recent years. The 3m by 3.6m conservatory opening off the kitchen/dining area looks to the Northeast soaking in all the morning sun and leads out to a covered porch with an abundant grape vine which is a fantastic area for outside entertaining and access from the garage to the house.

4_Tawa_St_sm_004The secondary building is a separate house which was moved to this property in 2004 and refurbished. It contains three smaller rooms and one very large room fitted with a heat pump and alarm. This building is ideal for a home office, rental, granny flat, boarders, etc. Each room has multiple power points and data points since being rewired and refitted a few years ago for use by a home business with several staff.

4_Tawa_St_sm_003The third independent structure is a fully insulated recreational room which has been lined, carpeted and is currently fitted out as a library, it has been used as a bedroom and sewing room in the past.

At the back of the library is a garden shed.

4_Tawa_St_sm_010Monday or Tuesday I get to put in an offer on the property in Tasmania. (DV)

We plan to change the boundries as I can’t afford to buy it all without a mortgage. So this is what we roughly plan for the boundries to look like. Mine will be the Red boundary, Charmange with the dark blue and her inlaws with the light blue. Charmange and her husband plan (DV) to build on the piece of land that we plan to buy.

Since I plan to put in an offer for the property on Tuesday I need to get serious about selling 4 Tawa Street. If you are, or you know of anyone who might be, interested in looking at 4 Tawa Street please contact me soon. barbara@hef.org.nz, 06 357-4399, 021 0278 2221.
More on our move and the propery here: Moving and large home for sale
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Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

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Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading

Red Tape Cluster Buster Meetings and the Scoping Survey: http://hef.org.nz/2014/next-steps-deadline-8-december-2014/

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Christopher Lloyd on the Wright Stuff

The Wright Stuff

Home Educators, so often pictured by the press as crazies who have slipped off the system, are vigorously defended by world history author Christopher Lloyd in this 11 minute interview for Channel’s 5’s Matthew Wright.

Click on this link to watch the video: http://www.whatonearthbooks.com/blog/wallbook-weekly/the-wright-stuff

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 1 October 2014:  Three years on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting startedhttp://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemptionhttp://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Exemption Form online: http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

Coming Events: http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/

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Employers Look for Right Attitude

This Wellington Dominion survey is probably even more relevant today than it was back in 1995.

Almost half of all unemployed people hold educational qualifications but in a recent survey employers ranked qualifications at the bottom of a list of 20 desirable attributes for selecting potential employees, the Employment Service says.

In a survey of 500 randomly selected employers, qualifications came last in traits employers considered most desirable for employees. Top of the list was:

  1. attitude followed by:
  2. honesty
  3. tidy appearance
  4. amiability
  5. enthusiasm
  6. reliability
  7. communication skills
  8. motivation
  9. punctuality
  10. experience
  11. flexibility
  12. fast learning
  13. efficiency
  14. commitment
  15. knowledge
  16. education
  17. interest
  18. personality
  19. stability
  20. willingness to work
  21. skills AND
  22. qualifications

(From Wellington Dominion, 6 October 1995.)

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated: 30 September 2013:  One year on (Craig Smith’s Health) page 7 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

Information on getting started: http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

Information on getting an exemption: http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

Exemption Form online:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-exemption-form-now-online/

This link is motivational:http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

Coming Events:http://hef.org.nz/2013/some-coming-events-for-home-education-during-2013-2/

Beneficiaries: http://hef.org.nz/2013/where-to-for-beneficiary-families-now-that-the-social-security-benefit-categories-and-work-focus-amendment-bill-has-passed-its-third-reading/

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Kai Iwi Lakes Campout, Home Educators and Friends now from 18 February 2014

Please note the date change – this is now from 18 February

From the organisers:

We would like to invite Home Educators and friends to join us for a summer camp at Kai Iwi Lakes from 18 February 2014 (stay as long as you like).

Families will need to supply all camping and cooking needs as the only facilities are clean public toilets and fresh cold water. We can meet together for meals, games etc if you wish. Also bring bikes, sports gears, board games, water gear, boats and life jackets (younger children may need to swim in them and for water sports).

We’ll be camping at the Promenade Point Camp grounds at the far end of the camp, which is smaller and has trees and good swimming. Camp sites aren’t marked out so families can choose their spot.

If you have family or friends keen to come please add them to this page….

Check out this link for fees and and more info…..

https://secure.zeald.com/kaiparadistrictcouncil/Service%20%20Info/Community%20Spaces/Taharoa%20Domain%20Kai%20Iwi%20Lakes?mv_pc=14880

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Letter from Paula Bennett concerning beneficaries and home education

Update 5/10/12: Make a submission: Reject compulsory Early Education for 3 year olds

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Here is the letter from Paula Bennett — all bad news for home educators on a benefit.

 

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Reading this response I realise that this is a process we are going through at the moment – The Social Security (Benefit Categories and Work Focus) Amendment Bill.

So we can now make submissions to this Bill leading up to the 1st reading of the Bill – more on this when I find out exactly what this involves and the timeline of events for this bill.

OK this bill was first introduced 17 September 2012 http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2012/0067/latest/DLM4542304.html

Download PDF (2.7MB)

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From the Smiths:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/craig-smith-26-january-1951-to-30-september-2011/

Updated 16 September 2012: Life for Those Left Behind (Craig Smith’s Health) page 6 click here

*****

Needing help for your home schooling journey:

http://hef.org.nz/2011/needing-help-for-your-home-schooling-journey-2/

And

Here are a couple of links to get you started home schooling:

http://hef.org.nz/getting-started-2/

and

http://hef.org.nz/exemptions/

This link is motivational:
http://hef.org.nz/2012/home-schooling-what-is-it-all-about/

 

Please like & share:

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