Eastern Courier : January 28th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 28, 2011 NEWS A A AU UC C C CK KLLA AND AN NNIV VE ERSARY WE EEKEND 2 28 8- -3 3 31 JA ANU UA ARY Y Y 201111 RW_TEE0030_SUB Build a strong foundation with Carpentry at MIT 7658 000130Subs MIT Certificate in Entry to Carpentry • Full-time, one semester • A great way to enter the building industry. For a complete list of programmes, or for more information contact: 0800 62 62 52 • www.manukau.ac.nz • firstname.lastname@example.org ENROL NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 GRADUATE PROFILE Myron Uluakiola BUILDER, MAINLINE CONSTRUCTION "Since completing the MIT carpentry programmes, I am now a step above other builders applying for jobs." Get your hands dirty 7647 00125 MIT's Certificate in Horticulture is now available at Unitec Mt Albert or MIT Manukau. Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) • One year (three days a week) • Practical learning • Opportunities for part-time work • Study at Unitec Mt Albert or MIT Manukau. For a complete list of programmes, or for more information contact: 0800 62 62 52 • www.manukau.ac.nz • email@example.com ENROL NOW FOR FEBRUARY On air: Rhys Tau and John Lehmann take the reigns on the Botany air waves. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS Botany FM makes a connection By NICOLA WILLIAMS A uniquely Botany sound is taking to the airwaves. Botany FM (107.1) is the only radio station to oper- ate out of a shopping cen- tre in Australasia, owner John Lehmann says. The experienced broad- caster says the station was born out of necessity''. It's clearly in demand from the feedback we are getting from retailers and the public.'' He says mainstream radio is too impersonal''. I know the Auckland market is inundated with stations of various types but it's like anything -- you give people what they want, and we are obviously doing the right thing. Because we are com- munity-based we get in touch with people, for example if you lose your cat and you call other stations they would tell you to bugger off, but here we will try to get the cat found.'' The station has a catch- ment of 140,000 people from the eastern suburbs to Redoubt Rd in Manu- kau. Mr Lehmann says it encourages residents to support businesses in the local area. Botany FM will feature a community bulletin board for local sports groups, churches and organisations to announce events, news and job vacancies. A weekly timeslot will host a police officer talking about issues in the area. The 25-year-old Farm Cove resident says he wants old-fashioned town hall'' political debates where listeners can email in and questions will be put to candidates on air. The station is manned by six presenters during shop- ping hours and broadcasts 24 hours a day. It plays music from the 60s to the 90s to cater for people aged over 25. After three weeks on air the feedback has been absolutely fantastic''. You get a certain warm feeling knowing you're appreciated and I think all the announcers are getting that feedback.'' Everyone feels what we are doing is worthwhile and it's our way of con- tributing to the com- munity,'' Mr Lehmann says. Call 274-2986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to contact the station. Boating skills for women Coastguard is making waves with a boating confidence course for women. The Suddenly in Charge tutorial is an award-winning course designed to engage women in boat safety and provide skills to help them deal with emergencies at sea. More than 200 women have taken the course which started in June last year. The course involves an emergency and safety equip- ment overview, a theory section, regulations and markers, and a practical component that includes a rope throw, tying up to a wharf or jetty and fender use. Coastguard regional chief execu- tive Dean Lawrence says the Sud- denly in Charge evenings have been developed by women for women. Each course is delivered by experienced and knowledgeable tutors and offers a safe environ- ment where we can introduce the basic skills. We want women to build confi- dence and be proactive,'' he says. Each course finishes with food and wine, a flare demonstration and the opportunity to mix and mingle with other women. The next Suddenly In Charge course is scheduled for February 3 at the Auckland Marine Rescue Centre in Mechanics Bay. Call 0508 RESCUE, email education@coast guard.org.nz, or register online at www.coast guard.org.nz.
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