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TAURANGA Meeting-The Three Greatest Issues Facing the Men of New Zealand-16 April

TAURANGA Home Education Meeting

For: Parents, youth and quiet children welcome.
Date: April 16,  Thursday
Venue: Mt Baptist Church
cnr Ranch Road and Tui Street
, Mt Maunganui

Time: 7:00pm Public meeting with Home educators

Speaker: Geoffrey Botkin

Topic: The Three Greatest Issues Facing the Men of New Zealand

Question and Answer

Admission: Free, with voluntary offering

Contact: Evan and Heather Jones

07 575-5787


Geoffrey Botkin
Writer, Director, & Producer
Geoffrey Botkin

Veteran producer and IT pioneer Geoffrey Botkin serves as an advisor to the Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences. He has written and directed some of the most controversial and widely watched public affairs films of the last twenty years, reaching viewers across the U.S., Russia, Europe, and Australasia. He has produced or executive-produced more than one-hundred documentary films, television productions, and other media projects.

In addition to time spent as CEO of an experimental international print/broadcast/Internet media conglomerate, Mr. Botkin has invested many years into the training of young media professionals, primarily at Deerwood Studios in the U.S. and the Family Television Network of New Zealand.

Mr. Botkin has lectured on philosophy and history at Hillsdale College, on politics at the Heritage Foundation, and on theology at worldview conferences in the U.S. and New Zealand. With his wife and seven children, he is currently researching the future of the feature motion picture.

Family websites:



Geofreyf’s daughters blog:
So Much More:


Return of the Daughters DVD


Geoffrey’s oldest son’s blog – Isaac will be speaking in Hamilton


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VENUE CHANGE – Wanganui Home Educators Workshop 21 February 2009

Date: 21 February 2009


Cost: $10.00 per person or $15.00 per family or $5.00 per session

Time: 9am to 5pm


9.00am Registration and view resource tables

9.15am    Welcome and Notices

9.30am    2 Electives

1. Erena Fussell of LearnEx – Living Room Adventures

Make history come alive in your own home! Hear how to learn history with literature and enliven your study and your children’s mind

2. Craig Smith – Getting Things Into Perspective

Including Dad’s essential role in Home Education and how we can reform the future through home education

10.30am    Morning Tea

11.00am    2 Electives

1. Barbara Smith – Avoiding Burnout

Keeping going when the going gets tough


2. Craig Smith – Changing the heart of a Rebel

For preventing rebellion and dealing with it – Christian presentation



12.30pm Lunch – bring your own, hot drinks provided

1.00pm    2 Electives

1. Craig Smith – The Importance of Reading Aloud

2. Barbara Smith – Training our Children’s Minds

Learn the tools of Learning and Motivation and how to teach using the Trivium method

2.30pm    Afternoon Tea

3.00pm 2 Electives


1. Craig Smith – Home Educating the Secondary Years

What to do in the Secondary years and preparing for Tertiary and  the Workforce

2. Erena Fussell – Early Education

Resource Stands:

Dayspring  http://www.schools.roadshow.org/dca/

Geneva Books http://www.genevabooks.org/

Home Education Foundation http://www.hef.org.nz

Learnex  http://www.learnex.co.nz/

Contact and please pre-register with: Lisa  neil.lisa [at] xtra.co.nz 06 345 8645

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Masterton Workshop during Second Term

Watch out for the workshop in Masterton in the Second Term.

Information will be posted as it comes to hand.

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Diana Waring in Australia and New Zealand

This is Diana’s Proposed Itinerary (There may be some minor changes over the next few days or so) – more details to follow:


Sept 8 – Arrive Christchurch, go to Akaroa – to get over jet lag
Sept 11 & 12 – Christchurch conference (Contact Linda)
Sept 14 – Travel to Palmerston North

Sept 15 – Palmerston North Conference (Contact Barbara barbara@hef.org.nz)  ‘International Freedom in Education Day’ website http://jipli.free.fr/
Sept 16 – Hastings workshop (contact Jenny)
Sept 17 – Travel to Auckland
Sept 18 & 19 – Auckland conference (Contact AHE – Beth)

Sept 20 – Rest
Sept 21 – Fly to Australia


Sept 21 – Fly to Australia
Sept 22 – Inverell, New England conference
Sept 25 & 26 – Sydney conference
Sept 27 – Drive to Hunter
Sept 28 – Maitland, Hunter conference

Oct 9 & 10 Brisbane Conference
Oct 11 – Fly to Melbourne
Oct 16 & 17 – Melbourne conference
Oct 19 & 20 – Adelaide conference
Oct 21 – Fly to Canberra
Oct 23 & 24 – Canberra conference
Oct 25 – Fly back to Seattle

For more details or to offer to help with the tour in your city/town then please contact:

New Zealand: Barbara barbara@hef.org.nz or hef.barbara@gmail.com

Australia: Bernie  meyersdb [at] tpg.com.au




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Diana Waring is coming Sept/Oct 2009

It is confirmed that Diana Waring will be coming to New Zealand and Australia   September and October 2009  (God Willing).  We will do all we can to avoid the Promise Keepers Conferences up and down the country. If you know of any other meetings that Home Educators would like to go to then please let us know so that we can work the programme around these as much as we can.

Diana’s website: http://www.dianawaring.com/

Email discussion groups: The best one and Diana is on this list:


and the NZ one that is very slow at the moment:


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