Ella Parker teaches young teens through the Young Enterprise Scheme Sail Inc. Photo/Supplied
Single Sail for Young Enterprise Scheme
A local Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) has been set up to teach teens boating skills while learning alongside friends.
Students from Kerikeri High School Ella Parker, 16, and
Thomas Fewtrell, 18, started Sail Inc. They took teenagers sailing in Northland so they could learn life skills coupled with a positive experience.
Both are avid sailors and YNZ qualified Junior Learn to Sail coaches.
“Our teachers suggested we start a business related to something we’re passionate about, so naturally we wanted to teach other teenagers how amazing sailing can be,” Ella said.
The young sailors participated in a variety of activities over two days, including learning how to rig and operate a dinghy, as well as knotting, team building and how to sail alone in a small dinghy.
The first day was spent sailing three in dinghies to gain confidence. On the second day, they tried to navigate alone in an Optimist on a trip to the pontoon in Paihia. After two days, they were rewarded with a sense of accomplishment and the thrill of controlling a ship powered only by the wind.
“In the future, we also want to be able to offer subsidized sessions to teenagers from families who might struggle to afford something like this, because we want to be able to make the sport accessible to everyone here in Northland,” Ella said. . For more information email [email protected]
New designed nursing bra in Kerikeri
An overall drop in breastfeeding rates of 5.5% since 2012 prompted Kerikeri’s wife, Megan Read, to design an effective and efficient nursing bra.
She spent several years designing and developing the Kiwi Women’s Nursing Bra while breastfeeding her two children. She said she hoped it would eliminate one of women’s biggest complaints during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
“Most Kiwi women find a nursing bra much harder to manage than you might think and most have at least one uncomfortable or ill-fitting maternity bra that interferes with the breastfeeding process. breastfeeding their child.
She considers the most popular maternity and nursing bras to have been designed more for aesthetics than function and are full of clips, padding, cups and underwire.
The Basicb collection was designed with the concept that a nursing bra is not just an item of clothing but a key part of a lifestyle choice.
“There really wasn’t an alternative for busy moms who want simplicity and convenience while sticking to their daily routines.”
It became the driving force to start her own business with a new approach and a new way of thinking about maternity clothes. Basicb maternity and nursing bras will be ready for sale online in mid-August. The Basicb exclusively online at www.thebasicb.co.nz
The Bocuse d’Or team wins a place in the gastronomy competition
A New Zealand team has reached the final of what is recognized as the gastronomic equivalent of the Olympic Games.
Bocuse d’Or Team New Zealand won thanks to its ranking in the top 5 of the Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific 2022 selection. There is a Kerikeri connection.
The Aotearoa team is made up of a commis chef, the aptly named Szren Hamberger, from Park Hyatt Auckland. Her father is famous Kerikeri volunteer firefighter Andy Hamberger. The other member of the team is chef candidate William Mordido, the founder of the restaurant BUKO. The team’s coach is Ken O’Connell of Copia Restaurant.
They will be judged by some of the best chefs in the world. AUT’s John Kelleher will be the New Zealand member of the tasting panel during the two-day competition.
Covid has affected the regional event, which usually takes place in a live competition setting. It was moved online and involved creating a vegetarian recipe featuring tofu as a key ingredient.
The submission had to include a curated video honoring the team and showing the created dish which was A Taste of Tofu. The team incorporated traditional Maori food into their starter and the video was produced by The Breakout Room and Brewery Studios.
“It was a tough competition. Our team had never worked with the ingredient highlighted at the competition level before, but it was rewarding to watch Will and Szren turn their ideas into reality,” said the trainer Ken O’Connell.
“We’re excited to show the rest of the world the concepts we’ve been working on.”
Culinary athletes will train and fundraise leading up to the international finals, which will take place in Lyon, France on January 22-23.
Teeny Homes Contest
A competition launched by Harcourts Bay of Islands was to build a Tiny House and by the deadline, over 20 of the Tiny Houses had been delivered to their offices.
The houses were created by pupils from the local school and early childhood education during the school holidays. Harcourts intends to maintain the competition for the next school holidays with different themes and challenges.
The winning student was Sahhara Unity Mcloone from Kerikeri Primary School. The runner-up was Poppy O’Brien from Oromahoe School with Danielle McCloy from Kerikeri Elementary School in third place. The winning student’s school received $500.
The judges were Tom Rutherford from Harcourts BOI, Trent Simpkin from Arcline Architecture, Gina Browning from Law North and Peter Dobson from Bay of Islands ITM. The judges decided on the top 10, then the public voted for their favorite via Facebook.
Tegan Weber of Harcourts said the goal was to bring the community together, through schools, participants, public voting and judges, and give local children the opportunity to win a donation for their school.
Trivia Night a hit for the school
Last Saturday evening, more than 200 people turned out at the Turner Center for the Kerikeri Elementary School Fundraising Night.
Kate Simmonds, president of the school’s PTA, said there had been “incredible” sponsorship from the community which produced “fantastic” prizes.
Auction items included a Lester Hall art print, a Trek bicycle, a 50-inch Panasonic smart TV and lunch for two at The Landing Cellar Door. The most curious auction item was a vasectomy which was given away with a dozen McLeods beers and a bag of frozen peas.
There were a variety of silent auction items including a family weekend, McDonald’s vouchers and accommodation, a soda press, mini golf, Makana chocolates, bottles of bubbles, vouchers films and a trip to the island of Urupukapuka, among others.
There were prizes for the winning team, best dressed, best decorated table, and one-time prizes.
Around $10,000 was raised and Kate Simmonds said a “huge thank you” goes to the generous sponsors who made the evening possible.