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24 02, 2023

Turtles and Fish

By |2023-11-08T11:41:00+13:00February 24th, 2023|Books|Comments Off on Turtles and Fish

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. There are two stories in this book. In the first, a Literacy Waitākere learner writes about caring for some baby turtles in Tuvalu. This story has original illustrations by a Literacy Waitākere tutor. The second story is about a fishing [...]

24 02, 2023

My Working Life

By |2023-02-24T14:12:28+13:00February 24th, 2023|Books|Comments Off on My Working Life

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. A Literacy Waitākere learner writes about her time working at Kinleith, and then about what New Lynn was like when she was working at the Crown Lynn factory in the 1960s. Price $15.50 plus postage

24 02, 2023

Encounters with Nature in Aotearoa

By |2023-02-24T14:17:23+13:00February 24th, 2023|Books|Comments Off on Encounters with Nature in Aotearoa

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. In the two stories in this book, a Māori learner at Literacy Waitākere writes about an encounter in Kāingaroa, and free-diving in Tākou Bay in the Far North. Price $15.50 plus postage

11 02, 2022

The Big Wave

By |2023-02-24T14:22:51+13:00February 11th, 2022|Books|Comments Off on The Big Wave

One of a series of new professionally printed Adult Readers created in conjunction with Auckland Libraries. A Literacy Waitākere tutor experienced a tsunami while on holiday in Samoa with her family and decided to make a story about it for her learners. A free extra with this story (on request) is a PDF of adult literacy activities based [...]

14 09, 2020

Why I Come to Literacy Waitakere

By |2020-09-14T12:56:45+12:00September 14th, 2020|Stories|Comments Off on Why I Come to Literacy Waitakere

Literacy Waitākere has given me a reason to get out of bed. Literacy Waitākere is a foundation and a stepping-stone for me. Being part Maori, I find the Te Whare Tapa Wha important to me [a Maori pedagogy underpinning the way our tutors work]. For instance, on the Wairua (spiritual) side, we have Karakia and waiata. [...]

28 05, 2020

A Samoan and New Zealand Childhood

By |2023-11-08T11:46:11+13:00May 28th, 2020|Books|Comments Off on A Samoan and New Zealand Childhood

In his late 70s, Murphy Ah Chee came to Literacy Waitakere to build his writing skills so that he could share these stories of his childhood. Two are about Samoa just after the Second World War, and then he tells of his journey to New Zealand as a 10 year old, and his new life here. [...]

20 11, 2018

My Literacy Story

By |2019-04-24T12:49:37+12:00November 20th, 2018|Stories|Comments Off on My Literacy Story

I came to Literacy Waitākere to improve my job options and confidence. When assessed by Literacy Waitākere, using the TEC standards, I was under par for a functioning adult in our complex society.  Every job I chose would be based on the belief I couldn’t do any better. When I was working in the cinema [...]

20 11, 2018

My Learner Licence Success

By |2019-04-19T11:12:55+12:00November 20th, 2018|Stories|Comments Off on My Learner Licence Success

I was doing a computer course but my writing was not very good as I had problems with my spelling. I went to the Citizens Advice Bureau to look for an adult learning programme to improve my writing. They told me about Literacy Waitakere so I came in to check the place out. As soon as [...]