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28 05, 2020

A Samoan and New Zealand Childhood

By |2020-05-28T11:00:15+12:00May 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. [...]

28 05, 2020

The Big Wave

By |2020-05-28T10:59:30+12:00May 28th, 2020|Books|Comments Off on The Big Wave

A Literacy Waitakere 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 is a booklet of adult literacy activities based on the book.  Price 1-5 copies – $6.00 each 6+ copies – $5.00 each plus postage [...]

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 [...]

24 09, 2018

My New Path

By |2018-09-24T14:38:33+12:00September 24th, 2018|Books|Comments Off on My New Path

Trace a journey in literacy with our learner Keith. He feels that doors have opened to let light in as his writing skills grow. A mixture of fact, fiction and poetry, this is a treasury of words and an inspiration to those who want to learn to write.   Price 1-5 copies - $6.00 each 6+ [...]

24 09, 2018

Some Stories of My Life

By |2018-09-24T14:39:03+12:00September 24th, 2018|Books|Comments Off on Some Stories of My Life

Our learner Rose Hunt writes about the jobs she has done over the years and the life she lives now. She writes about her years in New Lynn, including her time painting crockery at Crown Lynn. She creates vivid pictures of life and work in New Zealand in the 1960's and 1970's.      Price 1-5 [...]

30 08, 2018

Open Eyes

By |2018-09-24T12:26:20+12:00August 30th, 2018|Books|Comments Off on Open Eyes

'Open Eyes' is a collection of writing by women who attended the WEA Adult Literacy Programme (a forerunner of Literacy Waitakere) in 1988. 30 years later we have republished the book, because the issues written about are still relevant. Carlene says "To have opened my eyes has been a light flowing through my souls, giving it [...]

29 04, 2012

Growing up in the Outbacks written by Jane Fernando Smith

By |2018-09-05T13:09:43+12:00April 29th, 2012|Books|Comments Off on Growing up in the Outbacks written by Jane Fernando Smith

Growing up in the Outbacks written by Jane Fernando Smith I used to think I had a horrible childhood, but the more I think about it, the more I wish I could turn back the time to when I was growing up in the outbacks of Australia. Jane Fernando-Smith's rich and humorous account of her family [...]

29 04, 2012

Catch of the Day

By |2018-08-14T00:05:59+12:00April 29th, 2012|Books|Comments Off on Catch of the Day

These books have been written by adult literacy students for beginning adult readers.  Each book has a vibrant, colourful cover and a compilation of four illustrated stories. "Easy to ready stories that you can relate to.  Not too long, with pictures that help you understand what the story is about." Women's Literacy Group, West Auckland "Given [...]

29 04, 2012

Hit the Road

By |2018-08-14T00:00:57+12:00April 29th, 2012|Books|Comments Off on Hit the Road

"Easy to ready stories that you can relate to.  Not too long, with pictures that help you understand what the story is about." Women's Literacy Group, West Auckland "Given that over a million adults have difficulty meeting the demands of everyday life it is important that we encourage the publication of readers that are relevant to [...]