Western Leader : February 1st 2011
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Now the Te Atatu resident's not-for-profit company, An Ocean of Books, has sent 20,000 books to schools in Niue, Tokelau, Samoa, Tonga and the Cook Islands. It reached the important milestone last month. Mr Evans runs the scheme in his free time. He came up with the idea after seeing how under- resourced schools in Niue are. Former All Black Michael Jones is also behind the project. The Avondale resident is a director at Reef Shipping, the firm shipping the books to the Pacific Islands since May. It's a simple part of the pro- cess that we're more than happy to provide in order to get the books into children's hands. The islands have come a long way and the education in the more developed places is really good. But when it comes to get- ting basic education resources such as books, the islands are always behind the 8-ball,'' Mr Jones says. Last month he visited Loto Taumafai Special Needs School in Apia, which his company supports with donations and freight assistance. We were able to recommend that the school would be a fan- tastic recipient for An Ocean of Books.'' Mr Jones says the education programme for disabled chil- dren in Samoa is not state- funded and relies on the good- will of the community. Loto Taumafai school greatly appreciated its first delivery from An Ocean of Books. Lots of the children there have learning disabilities but, like any able learner we know the power of books in terms of a child's imagination and sparking an interest in a topic.'' The organisation has received donations of new books from New Zealand publishing com- panies but also gratefully receives second-hand donations from the public. Mr Evans says some schools have held mufti days for An Ocean of Books where children bring along a book they no longer want from home, instead of the usual gold coin donation. That works really well, because we know the books will be appropriate for children.'' Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a donation. Bashed seal pup unable to be saved A seal pup bashed at Henderson Creek last week has been put down. The animal was taken to Auckland Zoo last Monday after it was injured in an attack. A vet who was treating the seal says the nature of his injuries meant it could no longer fend for itself. The pup arrived at the zoo with a fractured cranium. He was found bleeding from the nose and muzzle and had exten- sive bruising to one side of his head. Department of Conser- vation Auckland marine ranger Martin Stanley says it is currently investigating the inci- dent.
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