Eastern Courier : January 19th 2011
4 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS REV4811 www.metlifecare.co.nz SPECIAL OPEN DAYS WITH COMPLIMENTARY TREATS Friday 21st January, 3pm to 7pm Saturday 22nd January, 10am to 4pm 14 Edgewater Drive, Pakuranga Need more info? Talk to one of our friendly team on 09 533 0610. Welcome to the small village with the big heart. Experience a friendly retirement community at Metlifecare Pakuranga. There is something particularly satisfying about living in a place where your neighbours look out for you. At Metlifecare Pakuranga, our welcoming retirement lifestyle village, this is just the sort of friendly community our residents enjoy. Being a smaller village it is easy getting to know people and with such a variety of activities, there is plenty of chance to have fun with neighbourhood friends. To experience village life for yourself, simply visit our Open Day on Friday, when you can enjoy complimentary wine and cheese, or Saturday, when we will be serving coffee and cake. FRIDAY 3pm to 7pm: Wine & Cheese SATURDAY 10am to 4pm: Coffee & Cake Do you teach or train adults? 7570 000103 Subs There are increasing demands on people's literacy and numeracy skills at work, at home and in the community. Our programmes aim to meet these demands by assisting educators and trainers to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners. Manukau Institute of Technology offers flexible part-time and online distance education options. Programmes are suitable for those who wish to begin their career in literacy and numeracy education or for those working as adult educators who wish to develop their knowledge and skills further. National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator) National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational Tutor/ Lecturer or Workplace Trainer) Contact us now for a complete list of programmes or more information. Faculty of Education and Social Sciences www.manukau.ac.nz | firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 62 62 52 APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 Online qualifications now available Wedged in: Maraetai Coastguard rescued two people from this boat which hit rocks and got stuck on the eastern tip of Waiheke. Early call for Coastguard By KRISTINA RAPLEY There was no Sunday sleep-in for Maraetai Coastguard crew recently. They received an early callout to a small launch that had broken down on the eastern tip of Wai- heke Island at about 3.30am. The vessel lost power and was damaged when it hit rocks. Two people were on board as the boat began to take on water. While Maraetai and Lion Res- cue Coastguard were making their way to the stricken craft they heard over the VHF radio that they were abandoning ship and one person was injured. We knew straight away we would need to get search lights set up and prepare for a medical,'' Maraetai Coastguard crew chief Chris Wilks says. We knew to expect cold, wet, injured people and the longer we took, the worse things might get for them.'' The two on board the damaged vessel let off two flares which helped Coastguard locate them. Mr Wilks says the man on board had a nasty gash'' on his leg that had been bleeding for a while so they decided to leave the boat there and get them to the ambulance waiting at Maraetai. Although this was quite serious these guys did all the right things,'' he says. Their boat stopped due to a fuel blockage, so they deployed the anchor and called for help over VHF. They also had flares and knew how to use them, they were wearing lifejackets and knew how touseaGPSsowecouldgo straight to them.'' For more information about keeping safe on the water visit www.coastguard.co.nz.
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