Eastern Courier : February 2nd 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS Do you want to learn how to teach ESOL? 09 278 9099 www.englishlanguage.org.nz Become a volunteer tutor and help refugees and new migrant adults to learn the English necessary to live independently and participate in New Zealand society. We offer a NZQA approved course to train volunteers who can work with a learner once a week for an hour or two. A fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and meet interesting people. This course is a great prerequisite to further ESOL training. The training programme starts on Friday 18 February 2011. Volunteers will be interviewed prior to training. Please contact us for an interview time. Course Details: Every Friday for 5 weeks on the following dates: February 18, 25 and March 4, 11, 18 Time: 9:30am to 2:00pm Held at: The Lounge, Howick Creative Centre 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick Fee: $25.00 which includes a course manual LISTEN UP 17-24 YEAR OLDS (Must have left School) RADICAL & FUN 10 DAY LIVE-IN FLATTING/UNIVERSITY EXPERIENCE Get equipped for your BEST CAREER and INDEPENDENT LIFE! Learn to COOK, manage TIME, PRESENTATION/PEOPLE SKILLS, handle MONEY, KILLER CV + more!! Next programmes held in Albany: Feb9th--19th&Mar16th--26th For more info: Yvonne Ph 413 9777 Txt 027 249 5444 www.miomo.co.nz 220 Universal Dr, Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 Family owned and operated MORRISON FUNERAL DIRECTORS OFFICE, CHAPEL & RECEPTION LOUNGES 2757835AA Outstanding student: Aaron Keesing, year 10, from Elim Christian College accepting his gold medal for results in the 2010 ICAS exams. Gold medal effort for ICAS result Elim Christian College student Aaron Keesing has been awarded his fourth gold medal in five years for the ICAS exams. Aaron's latest medal was for outstanding computer skills. The ICAS compe- titions are run by the University of New South Wales and cover five subject areas. Last year there were 106,000 students from years four to 13 who participated in the ICAS exams in New Zealand. Only 100 of these students achieved top scores and received a medal. Location: 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri Telephone: 09 918 0500 • Viewing from 9am on day of sale • Opentothepublic • All makes and models • Trade-Ins,ExcessStock,Repo's PASSENGER & COMMERCIAL manheim.co.nz Enter Here 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri BUDGET CAR AUCTION Large range of vehicles every Thursday at 12noon. Transport chief wants to hear from fed-up drivers By MATT BOWEN Silence won't solve east Auck- land's public transport woes. The more noise disgruntled motorists make the better, Howick Local Board transport co- leader Steve Udy says. An open day late last year on the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative presenting major busway proposals for Ti Rakau Drive and part of Pakuranga Rd was a case in point. You get the same old people who go to these things,'' Mr Udy says. Usually people with a vested interest, a property nearby or something. One of the frustrations is that you don't get a good cross- section of the community.'' Mr Udy says people should make the effort if they want change. We really need people to get in there and share their views because the more noise we make the more success we'll get. The type of person I would want is someone who often sits in their car saying: I'm sick of these traffic jams'. We want people who are pre- pared to come and tell us what they think whether we like what we hear or not.'' The Auckland Transport pres- entation was also criticised as being held in a cramped space at the wrong time. Yet major projects manager Rick Walden says about 100 people took part -- a good turn- out''. There was an issue with room size at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts and a larger one will be used next time, he says. He says they're establishing a new AMETI community liaison group with representatives from local boards and community groups. Mr Walden promises more reg- ular updates on the project as well as further open days. For last year's open day we felt it was important to update the community as soon as the busway options were ready so progress can continue. We know people just want us to get on with the eastern trans- port initiative project. The timing of AMETI projects is currently being reviewed and there will be an update on this within the next couple of months.''
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