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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday July 9 2015
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Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a photo and details to us at Times Newspapers, PO Box 259-243, Botany 2163. Cooper William Crann was born on May 21. Brother to Haylee & Stevi ; son to Lisa & Dave. Grandson to Lorraine, Susan & Barry and nephew to Matthew, Amy & Danny. Emily Andrea Loza, daughter of Rebecca Loza nee Stewart and Steven Loza born on March 30, 2015 at 7.11pm. Emily came 5 weeks early. She is the granddaughter of Howick Councillor Sharon Stewart and David Stewart and Sandra and Ken Loza. Photo by Justine Turner photography. Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross and his wife Lucy Schwaner are celebrating the birth of their first daughter, Charlotte Schwaner Ross. Charlotte was born at 10.53pm on Tuesday June 30 at Middlemore Hospital, weighing 3.77 kilograms (8lb 5oz). Charlotte is a new baby sister for the couple’s first child, three-year-old Henry. Hunter Selwyn Miller was born on May 28, 2015 weighing in at 6lb 11.5oz in East Tamaki to parents Cushla Murray and Luke Miller. Twin boys (left) Dante Douglas Eason (birth weight 2680g) and Roxas Virgil Eason (weight 2360g) were born on May 10, 2015 at Middlemore Hospital. Their parents are Desiree and Damien Eason of Golflands. Millie Allan-Church was born May 11, 2015 weighing 8lb 3oz in Pukekohe and is the daughter of Shelly Allan and Darryll Church, little sister to Harvey. Eve Marie Fairhurst was born unexpectedly one month early on August 25 at Middlemore Hospital by our amazing midwife Nimisha. She has safely delivered all of our children! Baby weighed only 5lb 2oz. We live in Howick. She has two big, very proud brothers – Sebastian (6) and Blake (3). Mum – Tracey, Dad – Tony are also very proud of all our three gorgeous children! Welcome to the World! NO MATTER how many technological advances we make in the world, few things are more exciting and thoughtful than receiving a handwritten letter from a friend or family member. From the thrill of finding a letter addressed to you in the letterbox, to the satisfaction of settling down in a favourite spot to read it, pen and paper still hold a special power that can’t be matched with a quick text message. To celebrate the continuing importance of the handwritten word, and to encourage Kiwi kids to practise the essential literacy skills that come with writing, the first ‘Get NZ Writing’ initiative is being held this year. Created by Warehouse Stationery, the initiative will see free handwriting kits sent to every primary school in the country to encourage pupils to take part in a competition to find New Zealand’s best handwriter. Three children will be chosen from their age groups as the best handwriters in the letter-writing competition, which will be judged by Kiwi children’s book author Gavin Bishop and well-known theatre writer and actor Miranda Harcourt. Bishop, who has written and illustrated 60 children’s picture books, says the importance of writing and reading cannot be underestimated. “Reading and writing is the basis of all learning, and there is something very special about being able to compose a handwritten letter that I think helps children and adults really understand the words and concepts they are using,” says Bishop. “Handwriting has always been important to me. I learned to write with a dip pen at primary school and then when I attended Art School at Canterbury University it was compulsory to learn Italic handwriting.” Harcourt, a mother of three, says she feels passionate about the written word and has published the literacy and numeracy works Miranda’s Alphabet and Miranda’s Numbers. “One of my favourite things is to illustrate letters, ‘illuminated text’ they call it. I call it doodling, but whatever the name, putting pen to paper packs an emotional punch for both the writer and the receiver.” The three winners will be announced in August, each will win a $500 Warehouse Stationery voucher for themselves and a $1000 voucher for their school. There will also be post-boxes in stores throughout July to encourage customers to fill out a free postcard, post it to a friend or loved one for free, and receive a special figurine in return. Write stuff Search is on for NZ’s best handwriter With the texting generation giving up on writing, here’s an opportunity to channel the pen power with ‘Get NZ Writing’.
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