Thursday, November 29, 2012

Top of the class

Christina Turner, our Coordinator, was congratulated on passing 4 of her KiwiSkills modules at the NCCG meeting in Christchurch today!! Well done Chris!!  :) Top of the class!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012


Some of the CIH regional coordinators including our Cordinator Christina,went to Christchurch at the beginning of October to test Dora, Sue Davidson’s mobile training centre.  Dora is impressive, with state-of-the-art solar power and satellite connectivity.  There is a big screen tucked up above the driver’s seat that can be lowered for doing presentations, and seating for training up to ten people.  The seating arrangement is very efficient, given the confines of a bus!

On board Dora:  Laurence popped by for a visit

The solar powered batteries held up very well, and connectivity never missed a beat.

Christina sat and passed four exams for the Kiwiskills course in Dora, and received a certificate later!! Well done Christina!!

Thank You Snap!!

Snap’s new portal

Snap has developed a new portal for signing up new accounts for our Computers in Homes families.
I am impressed.  It is clean, functional and easy to use.  Snap is going out of their way to help us as regional coordinators do our part, and they are understanding and accommodating with any information we need, or problems we have.  They are also very good with our families, even the difficult ones. 
I keep thanking Michael Rean for what Snap does for us, but I don’t think he realizes just how much I appreciate Snap’s service, and how they are redesigning their operations to accommodate us.  I’m also grateful for such prompt answers to any query I make.
-Christina Turner - Central North Island Regional Coordinator