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Timeless fun that's educational, unique and affordable!
A common refrain of shoppers who step in the doors of The Toy Store
in Queen's Drive is: "What do I buy for a child who has everything?"
The Toy Store team take pride in offering
toys that are educational and encourage
kids to use their imaginations -- everything
from timeless favourites to those reflecting
the latest learning innovations - with it all
focussed on kids having the maximum
amount of fun!
Well into its third year of business, The
Toy Store has a vast selection of toys
ranging from their $10 Table (perfect for
treats, bribes and party bags) to their age-
specific sections to the bigger items such
as balance bikes.
When asked to describe The Toy Store,
owner Bridgitte Fletcher-Jenssen (who
hand-picks all items in store) says "We're
a store where you'll find something
different. Our customers love that they
can find quality toys that they haven't seen
You definitely won't find the licensed,
plastic, battery operated toys typically
found in other toy stores."
The Toy Store is well known for its fantastic
prices. And in these tough times it's great
to find a wide range of toys that we can
actually afford but are still high in quality
and educational value.
For those of you who haven't had the
opportunity to visit The Toy Store yet,
it's just a hop, skip and jump from the
Lower Hutt Westfield Queensgate
mall - less that a minute's walk in
fact. The Toy Store is located at
65 Queens Drive - by the pedestrian
crossing half way between Queensgate
and the Briscoes/Rebel Sports stores on
See you there soon!
Why Oh Why
Won't They Do As
Why Oh Why
Won't They Do As
Parenting Coach, Family Therapist, Speaker &
Renowned Author of "Of Course I Love You... NOW
GO TO YOUR ROOM"
Is coming to The Little Theatre In Lower Hutt to help you answer
some of those difficult questions...
Tues 26th June 7.30pm to 10pm
Understand your own personality
& those around you. How to make
interactions more positive and see the
"personality" rather than the "pest".
Wed 27th June 7.30pm to 10pm
How to handle children when they're
upset, angry or having tantrums.
Getting children to do as they're told.
TICKETS ONLY $25
Tickets available from:
The Toy Store
65 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt • Ph 576 0596
Not to be missed, rarely repeated experience!
Great education & entertainment for parents,
educators and professional caregivers
Diane's books will be available for
purchase each evening & at The Toy
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Tuesday and Thursday 11.00am to 3.00pm
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Heading for New
York on a high note
Heavenly music: Thomas Gaynor can often be found
practising the organ at St Mary of the Angels.
Photo: JULIA HOLLINGSWORTH
By JULIA HOLLINGSWORTH
Forget your image of an older person plonking
wildly on the organ; this local organist is young,
talented, and headed for the United States.
Thomas Gaynor, 20, has received a Freemasons
scholarship, and is preparing to attend Eastman
School of Music in New York.
Gaynor was awarded his $6000 scholarship last
month in Parliament s legislative council
chamber, along with 32 other students from
around New Zealand.
He has been studying for a bachelor of music
with honours at Victoria University, the only one
of his class majoring in organ performance.
After completing his honours, Gaynor will move
to New York in August to study at the Eastman
School of Music for two years.
He was accepted into Julliard, Eastman and
Yale schools of music, and chose Eastman because
it has the biggest organ school.
Gaynor comes from a musical family, with his
father playing in a band, and his mother singing
in the Orpheus Choir.
He began playing the piano at 10 to compete
with his older sister.
At 13, he took up the organ, after being
impressed with its volume at Tawa College
school concerts, and became an organ scholar at
the Wellington Cathedral for eight years.
To start with, you just stand next to the organ-
ist during services and watch what they do, and
sort of absorb by osmosis.
But then, by the end of my eight years I had a
pretty good idea of how to play a cathedral ser-
He has also played the organ for the Wellington
Cathedral, for Sunday services, and for the
national anthem at the Big Sing national choir
Gaynor usually practises about three or four
hours a day, at St Mary of the Angels church or
the music school s concert hall, or at home on his
mini-organ. It has has 250 pipes -- considerably
fewer than a regular organ, which has between
1500 and 2000.
Being an organist may look tricky, but Gaynor
said it was easier than being a pianist, because
loud and soft were controlled by stops rather than
by the force of fingers.
If you re playing a really fast passage, you don t
have to worry about one note sticking out, as any
Gaynor s favourite music is late 19th and early
20th century French romantic, which he said was
so visceral one could feel the vibrations.
Big loud, crazy pieces that are great fun to
play, and people appreciate them because it fits
their image of a crazy organist, bashing away.
Long term, Gaynor wants to be an organ teacher
and professor at a university, researching histori-
cal performance practice, which he said was a
relatively recent field.
Whatever he does, he wants to be involved with
the church and play at Sunday services.
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