Category Archives: General

Meditation Classes Feb 2008

Free weekly meditation classes are being conducted by Sahaja Yoga at Petrie State School ongoing from 16th January. Sahaja Yoga focuses on the growth of the spirit through the enlightenment of kundalini and the knowledge of the chakras.  Many benefits can be gained through the application of kundalini awakening. Take up that New Years resolution […]

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MT MEE NEWS Feb 2008

By Ian Wells

Gumboots! Rain! Mud! Rain!  Pink-Eye! Wormy calves! Rain!  Mud! Thistles!. Stinking Roger! Rain! Mud!

What a summer we are having! But there is grass and water too, what a novelty for our sunburned hills!

Our daughter and her family came over to the Sunshine State from the Land of the Long White Cloud for two weeks and Christmas. They didn’t see the sun once.  But they went home to clear warm sunny days – certainly aberrant weather for Auckland too!

This is the first time since we have been on the Mountain that we have seen pink-eye or barber’s pole anaemia in young calves on their mothers – so be warned!

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The Ritz Feb 2008

The Ritz Performing Arts Centre

dancing and much more . . . .

We hope to start the Dayboro students on Dance exams in Term 4 of this year and would also like to get “Song & Dance” and Drama classes up and running in 2008.

Our Dayboro studio held its Open Day for 2008 at the Dayboro Community Hall on Wednesday 30th January  We had teachers, students doing demonstrations, uniforms and school information packs were available on the day. 

Recently, our Dayboro Head Teacher – Mrs Karen Mellers – accompanied me and 13 of our students to Melbourne where we chaperoned the students who were attending the Australian Ballet School Summer School. I have attached a photo of Karen with the students (aged 10yrs-17yrs) at the foyer of the Australia Ballet Centre.

Rhonda Binnie, CSTD – Principal,  Phone 0417730377.


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Papua New Guinea


PNG was settled more than 30,000 years ago, although the first European sighting was made in 1512 by Portuguese explorers. It was named New Guinea by the Dutch explorers who followed. Missionaries and traders exerted a great influence, and today cultural heritage is largely preserved by small, independent villages.  The country was initially divided between the Dutch, Germans and British. Australia took control of the British sector in 1905, and later captured the German sector during World War I.  The country, fully independent since September 16, 1975, has a freely elected democratic government. Papua New Guinea became the 142nd member of the United Nations on October, 10, 1975 and is also a member of the British Commonwealth. Strong ties to Australia remain.

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