Jade Tapine, Tumuaki of Te Wharekura o Ngā Purapura o Te Aroha says the new wharekura is of enormous significance to the Te Awamutu community.
“We are committed to ensuring that we collectively create a facility that enriches the mind, spirit, heart, and believe through Māori medium education our tamariki will flourish to be the great leaders we need them to be.”Paul Martens, chair of the board says today’s announcement follows years of negotiation. We acknowledge all those that have contributed their time and efforts to date, and look forward to continuing those relationships into the future that will enhance the cradle-to-cradle educational and cultural concepts.”Te Wharekura o Nga Purapura o Te Aroha is currently located at Apakura campus, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Phil commented recently on a Stuff Facebook post, saying he wished he would be struck by Cupid's arrow. All he wants is an honest woman."That's my ideal woman," Worth said.
In response, Stuff has offered to find him a Valentine, plus pay for dinner and a movie. "She doesn't have to like farming, but that would help. Phil's mother, Doris Rust, is one of his biggest fans and hopes her boy finds someone genuine.
“To avoid getting hurt, it’s best to have this conversation early on,” she recommended.
A story on Philip Worth's quest to find a date for February 14 tugged at the heartstrings of women around New Zealand.Must be friendly and I don't mind if she has kids."My best attributes are that I'm a good listener, pretty honest, pretty laid back, pretty easy to get along with and caring." He was only asked once to list his attributes - clearly he's not making up the good listening bit. "I'd really like to see Phil hook up with someone who's as genuine and kind as he is."He deserves someone who will love him as much as he will love her."Phil promises a great night out - his date can choose the movie they watch and he knows of a great restaurant in Te Awamutu."That's my ideal first date," Phil said.And he wants to make it clear, too, that he is not a drug addict, not a criminal, not in a gang. Phil works on his family-owned farm outside Te Awamutu, so he wants a woman who doesn't consider a man a financial plan. And her mum's even helping Codi O'Leary find a dress for the day.It's a pretty special day for her, since the Cambridge lass turns 21 on February 15. You have to put yourself out there."Originally from Matamata, Codi grew up on a farm."My dad works with horses and I lived on the farm for 18 years."These days she works at the Cambridge New World."But I'm looking for a cafe job, because I'm more into hospitality."Hopefully, working with the public as she does will make the evening with Phil go smoothly.