Eastern Courier : January 12th 2011
9 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 12, 2011 NEWS Study Business Administration at MIT's Newmarket or Manukau Campus Become a Medical Administrator Gain the specialist skills required for medical administration roles in general and specialist practices, medical centres, and hospitals. Part-time study options available. Apply now for February 2011 Become a Personal Assistant (PA) Gain the specialist skills required for administration roles in areas such as project management, compliance, document management, and business planning. Part-time study options available. Apply now for February 2011 Become a Financial Administrator Gain the specialist skills required for financial administration roles in areas such as MYOB computerised accounts, ACE computerised payroll, manual accounting, and completing GST and FBT returns. Part-time study options available. Apply now for February 2011 Highly-skilled, well-trained administrators are in demand MIT prepares students for a wide range of office positions with nationally recognised qualifications. Get on the study pathway now and enhance your job prospects. For a complete list of programmes, or for more information contact: 0800 62 62 52 www.manukau.ac.nz/newmarket APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 7681 000136 Subs stardome.org.nz Bookings Essential - 09 624 1246 Suits 5-12 Years. $10 Child / $ 7 Adult Summer School Holiday Sessions January 10 th - 28th 10am & 1pm Each Weekday MT WELLINGTON WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK Mt Wellington Highway - Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park 6am -TUESDAY & FRIDAY 9a m-SUNDAY TV3 PRIME .com Line up for slacklining By VANITA PRASAD Balancing act: Zane Rowe navigates the line at Titirangi's Craigavon Park. Straight and narrow: Daniel Gerrets is one many addicted to navigating the slackline. HAVEAGO There will be lots of slacklining and highlining events happening in Auckland parks over the summer. Keep an eye on the New Zealand Slacklining Community Facebook page if you're keen to join in. The events tend to be posted about a week in advance. If any sport could make walking in a dead straight line exciting it is slacklining. Slacklining is similar to tightrope walking, but as the name suggests the line is looser. It involves moving along a semi-taut flat nylon sling attached between two anchor points. The balance sport is now growing in popu- larity in Auckland. And with sunny days ahead slackliners are becoming increasingly more visible around Auckland. Spear-heading the sport's popularity in Auckland is 19-year-old Zane Rowe. After having a go on a slackline at a rockclimb- ing camp the Cockle Bay resident got a line for himself. He and his friends found the sport so addictive he wanted to make it accessible to everyone. Zane says he was sur- prised at the response he received when he founded the New Zea- land Slacklining Com- munity Group last year. It became popular quite fast. Just through word of mouth we managed to get more than 100 members in our first month.'' He says the group is a forum which allows any- one from beginners to proficient slackliners to participate in the sport. People will go on our facebook page and arrange a time and place to meet and anyone is welcome to join and give it a go.'' He encourages anyone who sees people slacklin- ing in Auckland's parks and on the city's beaches to try and walk the line. Slacklines are often set up between two trees fairly low to the ground, which means having a go is relatively risk-free. It means that if you fall off there's no real danger.'' For those that deal with vertigo better the group also sets up slack- lining's adrenaline- inducing big brother, the highline, from time to time. Highlines are the same as slacklines except they are rigged in higher places like over cliffs and up tall trees. The line is reinforced and walkers wear harnesses. Zane, a seasoned rock- climber and no stranger to heights, says the high- line is a thrill like no other. He says the first time he stepped on a highline was extremely daunting. Like with most crazy things it seemed like a good idea until I was actually up there doing it. I know base jumpers and motorbike stunt men who find highlining far more scary.''
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