Western Leader : January 31st 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 13 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 31, 2012 New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Choose a new career in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine! Bachelor Of Health Sciences: BHSc (Chinese Medicine) 4 years BHSc (Acupuncture) 3 years BHSc (Chinese Herbal Medicine) 3 years At the New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Auckland (Greenlane) or Christchurch • Internationally recognised • Supportive learning community • Complete clinical training • NZQA approved & accredited • Student loans and allowances • School leaver welcome! Enrol Now for February Start Check it all out at our next free WELLNESS DAY: Saturday 17th February 1.00 - 3.00pm (Ring and book for a free acupuncture treatment) Ph 09 580 2376 or visit www.chinesemedicine.ac.nz or 321 Great South Road, Greenlane. 4 WHAKATĀNE | AUCKLAND | WHANGAREI OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WANANGA.AC.NZ 0508 92 62 64 to enrol or for more information please call * Condtions Apply AD1192_WSTLdr ENROL NOW! certificate study TE AWA REO: BRIDGING CERTIFICATE IN TE REO MĀORI CERTIFICATE IN TE AWA TUĀPAPA TE AKA KI TE WĀNANGA: INTRODUCTION TO WĀNANGA STUDY AKO KI TE WĀNANGA: BRIDGING TO TEACHING TE UMANGA PAPATAHI: CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HEI MANAAKI: NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN TOURISM MĀORI degree study BACHELOR OF EDUCATION BACHELOR OF ENVIRONMENT STUDIES BACHELOR OF HUMANITIES BACHELOR OF MĀORI PERFORMING ARTS masters and phd MASTER OF MĀORI STUDIES MASTER OF INDIGENOUS STUDIES PHD IN EDUCATION, MĀORI, INDIGENOUS AND ENVIRONMENT STUDIES SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE NOW* Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is offering future enrolments a number of exciting and rewarding scholarships for 2012. q u ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦g g g g g gttt t tq q q q q q hhhhh h h hg g g g g gg g g g g g gu u u u u u u CONDITIONS APPLY training Education& View our latest edition online at www.westernleader.co.nz and connect to websites, emails and editorial profiles Advertising Feature Maori garden project Traditional methods: Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi staff and students checking plant roots. Environmental Studies students are digging in to create a Maori garden that uses traditional methods to grow pre- colonisation foods, medicines and other crops. The garden at the Tamaki site of Te Whare Wananga o Awanui- arangi indigenous uni- versity is being designed according to customary planting schedules, using pre-European practices combined with contemporary techniques and materials. It is replicating ancient horticultural practices such as soil amendments with ash, sand and gravel, stone- mulched mounds and cultivated soil heaps. Environment Studies lecturer Phil Ross says the Maori garden will provide a resource for teaching science, and will also allow for inves- tigation and research into traditional practices on soils, plants and related organisms. The students wanted the garden to be created in a traditional manner, and they started researching. The project has been pretty much student-led since then,'' Mr Ross says. Working bees of students and other volunteers began clear- ing the 10-metre by 15-metre area in mid- November. Seven varieties of kumara that existed in New Zealand before European colonisation were sprouted in tra- ditional tapapa beds, constructed by mounding layers of fern, sand, crushed shell, soil and ash. The plants were in the ground by mid- December, along with heritage varieties of purple peruperu potato, the medicinal plant kumarahou, hue (gourds) and Maori corn. Mr Ross says there are limited written records of how early Maori grew crops and students are continuing to research the subject. However, some have information on specific practices that have been passed down verbally. We are finding differ- ences in what is regarded as traditional practice,'' Mr Ross says. This provides an opportunity for research -- and an opportunity to practise the processes of science: investigating, observing, collecting information and inter- preting the results. We will watch how the plants respond to differ- ent treatments. We can then draw conclusions about the right way to grow these varieties in the Tamaki area.'' For information about Te Whare Wananga o Awan- uiarangi programmes, freephone 0508 WANANGA (0508 92 62 64).
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