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THE WELLINGTONIAN, JANUARY 24, 2013
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Tawa Station and Melville Street Park
and Ride closed for remedial work
From Wednesday 26 December 2012 until late April 2013,
the platform, shelter and pedestrian overbridge at Tawa Station
are being upgraded to make it safer and prevent erosion.
Trains will not stop at Tawa Station while this work is being done.
Temporary car park
• From Monday 7 January 2013, temporary car parking is available in the marked
areas of Tawa Junction in Surrey St on weekdays (except public holidays).
• From Monday 7 January 2012, a shuttle bus will run from the Tawa
Junction temporary car park to link to an adjacent station during 6am-9am
and 3.30pm-6pm on weekdays (except public holidays).
Public bus service
• Existing Mana bus services Route 210 Titahi Bay and
Route 211 Porirua travel along Main Road, Tawa.
• Redwood Station is the closest to Tawa Station and is approximately 1km
or a 10 minute walk.
For more information visit www.metlink.org.nz or call 0800 801 700.
Greater Wellington's public transport network
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Trans Metro - part of the Metlink network
Help for youngsters: Tonia Kennedy, left, Christina Longley and Debby
Guddee, who are about to launch Confidence4Kids.
Photo: ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Therapeutic fun, life
tools for children
By ERIN KAVANAGH-HALL
Three local women are on a mis-
sion to boost children's confi-
dence, employing therapeutic
and holistic techniques rarely
used in New Zealand schools.
Wellingtonians Debby Gud-
dee, Tonia Kennedy and Chris-
tina Longley have put together
Confidence4Kids, a Tawa-based
programme to help children
improve their self-image
through dance, drawing, yoga
and emotional learning.
Ms Longley, who is an art
therapist and laughter yoga
instructor, said Confidence4Kids
aimed to give children aged 7 to
11 tools for life through creative,
high-energy and relaxing activi-
The children are going to
have no idea what's going on at
first. They'll just be coming
along to have some fun,'' she
But their parents will notice
a significant difference after a
With Confidence4Kids, child-
ren will learn wu tao, a dance
inspired by Chinese medicine
that helps dancers channel
energy and connect with their
They will then be taken
through art therapy exercises,
workshops on emotional freedom
techniques (EFT) and laughter
Finally, they will learn Heart-
Math exercises -- an American
system that encourages cohesion
of the heart and mind -- and fin-
ish with group meditation.
The kids will start with dan-
cing out their emotions, then
drawing how they feel, and then
they'll get to release emotions
through EFT,'' said Ms Guddee,
who has been practising the
techniques for nine years.
Ms Longley said none of the
activities taught by her col-
leagues has been offered in New
Zealand schools, whereas wu
tao, laughter yoga, EFT and
HeartMath were used in schools
EFT is in schools worldwide.
It's a very effective mechanism
for helping kids cope with bully-
ing,'' said Ms Guddee.
There's also been a 98 per
cent success rate for helping
deal with post-traumatic stress
disorder. Life-long fears can be
gone in half an hour.
Children love it. They grasp
it really easily.''
Ms Kennedy said she looked
forward to teaching children wu
tao express, created specifically
for 4 to 12-year-olds.
The dances are flowing and
enable the person to interpret
them with their own self-
expression,'' she said.
The workshops begin on
February 2, at Linden School in
Tawa. Information can be found at
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