A few memories from the year.
A few memories from the year.
The Cancer Society is celebrating it’s 75th year in Taranaki by burying a time capsule.
The organisation, originally a branch of the British Empire Cancer Campaign in 1929, supports cancer patients before, during and after treatment.
Long time volunteer Lis McBride says the society forfills very important work in society.
“Patients of cancer have tremendous support, but there are other families that do not, and the Cancer Society fills that gap.”
Witt Journalism students Taryn Utiger, Kyle Wadsworth and Corey Taylor went to find out more:
The local unemployment rate has taken another big jump.
Statistics released yesterday show the Manawatu/Wanganui rate for September has risen to eight-point-four percent, up from six-point-six percent at the same time last year
Nationwide, the unemployment rate rose to seven-point-three percent, up from six-point-eight percent in June.
Eleven thousand people are unemployed in the region, compared to just under eight thousand residents a year ago.
- Newstalk ZB Manawatu
Returned to the Witt newsroom to check up on work and discovered Hunter Ward trolled my computer. Awesome.
Patea residents will soon be able to drink from the town’s water supply.
The town’s new 2.6 million dollar water treatment plant opens next week, and is promised to bring the water supply up to national drinking standards.
The district Council’s spokesperson Brent Manning says the plant will open with an official blessing on November 14.
-Newstalk ZB Taranaki
-Video news package
-Photo assignment #3
-Photo assignment #4
-Photo assignment #5
-Photo assignment #6
-Council meeting story #2
-Video written assignment
-Internship & Presentation
I hadn’t forgotten about you. I just was too busy to write anything!
So much has happened in a very short space of time. On Wednesday night (24th October I think), Glyn, Dad and I went to Auckland to watch Mary Poppins the Musical at The Civic theatre – and wow it was incredible! Even better than when I saw it in Australia earlier this year. It’s just breathtakingly wonderful! If you haven’t gone, you’ll regret missing it! The cheapest seat is around $55 and even then it’s a okay view (I got the $115 ticket).
My heads a little all over the place as my Mum was in a car accident this afternoon – so I’m sorry if my writing is blah! She’s been discharged from hospital and is okay, but still a little upset. I left work when it happened so I could make sure everyone was okay, and it was a very interesting lesson for me. One of my first thoughts was ‘Oh I hope the Daily News don’t come’, and I was fully prepared to ask them to go away. But then I thought about it – I’ve been trained on how to deal with emergency situations, as part of a media crew. So I know exactly what their rights are, and what they can do – and what they would say if I told them to go away. They would be fully entitled to be there and take photos, and I was so hoping they wouldn’t and thank god they didn’t so yay! But it was interesting to me being on the other side of an emergency situation for once.
Journalism for me wraps up in three weeks! After that, I’m off to Wellington to open Countdown Newtown – the company’s new flagship store complete with two levels of parking, pharmacy cafe and more. It’s the whole package, and it’s my third store opening so I’m excited. Plus it’s in the capital city, somewhere different than Hamilton or New Plymouth for a change! I’ll be helping train staff and I’ll supervise four nights a week so that’s cool. And no, I’m not leaving Journalism – it’s more of a break, and then I’ll get back into study. I love being a student journo, but I’m far too young to get a job in the industry I think. Plus I want more experience.
My to-do list has shrunk – All I need to do now are my features and shorthand. By tomorrow afternoon, I should have completed the video unit. So close to the end! And if I’m being honest, I’m really nervous about my shorthand. I must be the worst in the class with it, and the tutor knows it. Bah.
Speaking of, I should do some quick revision before bed.