Merry Xmas and Final Graduation for Wairoa

Merry Xmas everyone - I can't believe this time of the year has arrived...   Time flys fast when your having FUN!

The graduation was held at the Wairoa War Memorial Hall for the final group of 16 families.  This event was attended by over 100 families.


Minister Taria Turia unfortunately could not attend, however she was attended by her Ministerial Delegate Ms Louise Cole of the Department of Internal Affairs with Kaumatua Isaac Temple.  Click the link to read Minister Turia's speech http://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/computers-homes-wairoa-graduation-ceremony-community-partnership-scheme



CPF309 families who graduated on the day

Leon Symes - Wairoa CIH Coordinator talking about his role with Computers in Homes


Over 100 families attended the final graduation for Computers in Homes.  Thanks to everyone, it was good to see the continued support flowing for Rorohiko I Roto Nga Kainga mahi


Laurence Zwimpfer of 2020 Communications Trust speaking about his role within the National Computers in Homes project and his involvement over the years with Wairoa 




Clarissa Mildon giving a talk about how lucky she felt to be apart of Computers in Homes

Marama Tipuna

Group photo of the graduating families

Leona Karauria, Betty Blake and Irene McGregor


Leon and Leona would like to wish everyone a Merry Xmas and a Happy and Safe New Years.

Please be careful on the roads everyone - instead stay indoors and turn on the computer!!!


Frasertown School

Frasertown School

Kotemaori School

Computer Training around the Schools

Congratulations to the families of Frasertown School who graduated on the 11th of July 2008.

Thanks to Mrs Jenny Ratcliffe for supporting Computers in Homes Wairoa project and making yourself available to attend, mix and mingle with the parents and children during computer training.

Thanks to the families for top mark attendance... Your attendance reflected in your computer learning... There was so much to absorb and everyone coped really well.

The kids... I love it when the families bring their children along... I encourage the kids to learn and to teach their parents. Georgina Tipuna, aka "The Librarian", you did a great job showing Dad how to use the computer, i'm sure he was very impressed with your skills. Danielle Roberts, I was very impressed with your learning, attitude and behaviour, a big thank you to your Mum Maria for putting her hand up as the Project Buddy/Mentor to assist all the families.

To the rest of the families, it was great to meet you all and I hope to hear the good learning stories during post training.


Congratulations to the families of Kotemaori School who graduated on the 18th of May 2008.

Kotemaori School is approximately 55 kms South of Wairoa with a roll of less than 30 children.

A big thanks to all the families who participated especially to those who gave computer support to others with less computer knowledge. Computer training took place over a 7 week period, thanks to Simon and the BOT for keeping our family PCs safe and secure during the training period.

To Hana, Charmaigne and Len, we hope that your computer training has been put to good use. We look forward to hearing all the good stories from yourselves and the rest of the families during post computer training.