Eastern Courier : November 3
6 EASTERN COURIER, NOVEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS As part of the Government's Youth Guarantee scheme, MIT has FREE spaces for young people to study for a tertiary qualification. It means you can get the skills and qualifications for great jobs in building and construction, hairdressing, business administration and computing, hospitality, horticulture and floristry, baking, travel and tourism, mechanical engineering and more. If that sounds like you, or like someone you know, get in touch with us right now. Call us right now on 0800 YOUTH G. That's 0800 96 88 44. There are limited FREE spaces available and special criteria apply so call now, visit www.manukau.ac.nz or call in to the information evening on Thursday 4 November between 3.30pm and 6.30pm for more details. 16 and 17 year olds have the chance to study for FREE at MIT. Which means saving thousands of dollars in course fees. YOUTH GUARANTEE Thursday November MIT Information Centre, JKL Block, Gate 1, Newbury Street, Otara. Call in any time between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND COMPUTING HAIRDRESSING 7606 000112 Subs 4 INFORMATION EVENING Best of Fresh for Less Dannemora 345 Chapel Road Pakuranga 290 Ti Rakau Dr Botany 280 Botany Rd Howick 219 Moore St Normal trading hours Mon - Sun 7.30am - 6.30pm. EC3/11 All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Fresh Courgettes $3.49bag Truss Tomatoes $5.99kg Baby Cos Lettuce $1.69bag Agria Potatoes $9.99bag Hot House Tomatoes $4.99kg 800g Bonita Bananas $1.99kg Ecuador Pukekohe Large Egg Plant $1.69ea Pacific Queen & Granny Smith Apples $2.99bag 2kg 10kg Let's roll with the cops By NICOLA WILLIAMS Ready, go: Pakuranga College student Yannis Joseph hits the slopes at the police trolley derby. Photo: JASON DORDAY Relationships were built as trolleys were constructed. Teams from Macleans, Howick, Pakuranga, Edge- water and Botany secondary schools designed and built trolleys that were put to the test down the rolling slopes of the Macleans grounds. The trolley derby was a hit with students as they tried to beat the times of the police entry. Pakuranga community con- stable and organiser Craig Hammonds says the Blue Light event was all about building relationships be- tween police and young people, giving them an oppor- tunity to interact in an infor- mal environment. He says it was a great suc- cess''. Schools were issued with a brief for students to design and build their own off-road trolley. It's awesome, it gives us a good learning experience,'' Macleans year 11 student Dominic Griffin says. Friendly competitiveness meant pride was on the line for the team of community constables. Trolleys were timed from the start to the finish and an average time was recorded from six races. Police lasers were also used to detect speed. The fastest time went to the police with Howick Col- lege a close second and Macleans third. Mr Hammonds says he is grateful to local businesses who sponsored teams. The event helped to forge strong bonds in the com- munity, he says. It also carried the road safety message that the track is the only place to race. Teenage boys feature highly for risk-taking behav- iour on our public roads, this event gave them the oppor- tunity to do the risky stuff but in a safe and controlled environment.'' The event is planned again for next year.
November 5th 2010