Eastern Courier : February 2nd 2011
9 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS Bridge Protection Work East Tamaki to Highbrook NZTA_ETH MC_01 The NZ Transport Agency wishes to advise motorists there will be significant delays on SH1, northbound and southbound, between East Tamaki interchange and Highbrook interchange, starting the evening of Sunday 23 January. These closures will be in place so bridge protection work can be carried out on Bairds Road and East Tamaki bridges. The work will be carried out at night between the hours of 9pm and 5am, due to reduced traffic volumes and to minimise disruption to road users. We expect the work will take around 7 weeks to complete, and the following closures will be in place during this time: Week 1, 2 & 3 -- full closure northbound and southbound lanes -- follow signposted detours Weeks 4 - 7 -- one or more lanes closed northbound and southbound lanes -- motorway still open Please note that detours could add up to 5 minutes to standard journey times. For updates and information about these works, or any other motorway issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200. The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has just opened a brand new Airport Training Centre at its City Campus. The centre will be the second of its kind in the country, the first having opened at ITC's Botany Campus in 2009. ITC, a premium supplier in the airline, airport and travel and tourism industries, recently won the award for innovation at the New Zealand Tourism Awards. "We know our Airport Training Centre, where we run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real contributing factor in that, " says ITC's Marketing Director Claire Huxley. "We are always seeking innovative ways to provide our students with real-life experience, and the practical nature of the course, which focuses on careers with an airline, airport or ground-handling agent, means that our graduates ready to work in their chosen fields." The facilities are certainly something special -- ITC's huge airport training centres simulate real-world airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges, and even planes where students are trained in all aspects of in-flight service. The Certificate in Aviation course also incorporates the CODECO online check in system, currently used by 52 airlines worldwide. Students are trained to handle the stages before and during check in, check in variations and irregularities, and gate handling. Other specialist units include dealing with dangerous goods, aviation security and baggage processing. "I am learning so much about the travel industry," student Alison Harris says. "This course is grooming me for a job at the airport." There is a real confidence when you speak to the Certificate of Aviation students -- they know this is the right place for them to be. Student Helen says that after a visit to the airport "and having the staff members of Menzies Aviation comment on how everything we are learning here is relevant to a future job at the airport, it made me feel proud to have chosen to do this course and know that we are learning the right things to gain our future dream jobs." Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking 2011 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your career in the airline, airport, and travel and tourism industries by phoning the ITC team on 0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information. www.itc.co.nz ADVERTORIAL Are you ready to fly high? Located opposite Mega Mitre 10 Home Base Botany, off Te Irirangi Drive, 16J Bishop Dunn Place, Botany South. Phone 09 265-1368 BUY ONE COFFEE, GET ONE FREE Ends 28th February 2011 at Columbus Coffee Home Base % Relaxed atmosphere • Brunch menu • available 7 days Ample free parking • at door Contact us for Office Catering and venue hire EASTERN % 3221363AG GUIDELINES What's on is published in the Eastern Courier on Wednesdays and www.eastern courier.co.nz to notify readers about meetings and events of non-profit organisations. Keep notices brief, mentioning the event, venue, time and contact number. Fax notices to What's On at: 265-1285. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Post PO Box 76-400, Manukau 2013. CONTINUED Page 18 NOTICES Herb group, Learn about herbs, 7.30pm, February 2, Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive. Ph Pamela 534-9379. Book sale, Now on at Pakuranga Library, Aylesbury St. Ph 576-5269. Combined Probus, Botany/ Dannemora members hear from American vice-consul Matthew Wall at the meeting, February 3, Eastview Baptist Church, Chapel Rd. March guest speaker is former radio and television presenter Bill Leathwick. Ph Maureen 273-0076. Ladies Probus, The Highland Park group hears from fire risk management officer Phil Faidley, 10am, February 4, Howick Little Theatre, Lloyd Elsmore Park. Ph Dorothy 576-0893 or Helen 534-8109. Community dance, Join Zena and Ken, 12.30pm- 3pm, Pakuranga Community Hall, 346 Pakuranga Rd, February 4, for modern sequence, old time and new vogue. Cost $5. Ph 278-7418. Breast screening, Free to women aged 45-69, Highland Park Community Centre, 47 Aviemore Drive, until February 4. Early detection is your best protection. Phone 0800-270-200 for an appointment. SeniorNet, Brian Erikson's topics are The email conundrum -- what will work with XP, Vista and Windows 7 and Tune up your PC when the Pakuranga group meets, St Andrew's Church Centre, cnr Ridge Rd and Vincent St, Howick, February 4. Ph Tony 535-1601. Women's refuge, Eastern Women's Refuge is running a free 10-week programme for women currently in or who have been in physically or emotionally abusive relationships. The groups are in Howick on February 4 and Pakuranga on February 7, 10am-noon. Ph Christine on 576-6551 to register. Garage sale, Clothes, household items and bric- a-brac for sale at Trinity Methodist Church 474 Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park, from 8am, February 5. Proceeds to church funds. Ph 534-5227. Country market, Shop for gifts, crafts, plants and more or become a stall holder at Alfriston country market, 9am-noon, February 5, cnr Alfriston and Mill roads. Ph Gendy 266-5134. Dance, Enjoy ballroom, classical sequence, latin, modern sequence and new vogue with Albert and Virginia, 7.30pm, February 5, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga. Ph 576-9275. Probus, The guest speaker at the Bucklands Beach Combined Probus Club is netball coach Yvonne Willering. New members welcome, 10am, February 7, War Memorial Hall, Wharf Rd. Ph Rosalie 273-6985. Garden club, Pigeon Mountain members hear from Lance Millward on landscaping retirement home gardens, 7.30pm, February 7, Pigeon Mountain Primary, 22 Wells Rd. Ph Bev 576-4595. U3A, The annual meeting for Pakuranga members is 1.30pm, February 7, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Pakuranga. Michael Milojevic talks on Spanish medieval buildings. Ph Robin 576-5572. Selwyn Seniors, Get- togethers every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am-1.30pm, All Saints Community Hall, 30 Cook St, Howick. Beading course starts February 7, art classes February 9. Ph Mary 535-1563. Genealogy, Panmure branch of NZ Society of Genealogists meets at the Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Rd, Panmure, February 8, 5pm for help and research, 7.30pm for meeting. Ph Vivienne 578-2525. Tramping, Club activities discussed and a DVD on the threat posed to the Mokihinui and Ngakawau rivers played at the Howick Tramping Club, 7.30pm, February 8, Howick Bridge Club, 563 Pakuranga Highway. $2 cover charge. Ph John 534-2039. Parenting programme,If you are separated or going through a separation a Parenting Through Separation programme at Willowbank Primary School could help. The two-part course is on February 8 and 15, 7pm-9pm. To register ph 579-1794. 60s Up, A Middlemore Hospital dietitian talks at the Pakuranga meeting, 9.30am, February 8, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts. Members book at the meeting for the trip to Pukekohe alpacas, February 15. Cost $30. Ph Heather 576-3614. Chinese New Year, Pakuranga Library celebrates with a lantern making demonstration, 3.30pm, February 10, and a Chinese calligraphy workshop, 10.30am, February 13. Budgeting advice, Confidential free advice on budgeting from trained advisers at Pakuranga and Howick Budgeting Service. Ph 576-5222. Mainly music, For preschoolers to enjoy singing and actions to music, Wednesdays, 10am, St John's Church, 245 Bucklands Beach Rd. Ph Grace 532-8081. Coffee group, The Golden Age coffee group meets Wednesdays, 10am, 120 Picton St, Howick.Ph Les 535-3530 or Robyn 537-9240. Friday Friendship, This group has been going for about 20 years. Meets at Willow Park Convention Centre every week, 10am, 1 Hostel Access Rd, Eastern Beach. Ph Veronica 533-4951 or Joy 576-3278. Senior fun, Bucklands Beach Senior Citizens Friendship Club meets Fridays, 12.45pm-3pm, Memorial Hall, Wharf Rd, Bucklands Beach. Speakers, music, Bingo, games and morning tea. Cost $2. Ph Rosemary 532-8510 or Ann 533-9991. Mahjong, The Pakuranga players meet at Howick RSA clubrooms, 10am- noon, Wednesdays. Instruction given for beginners. Ph Jean 533-4262. Gallery, Paintings by Daphne Ellwood feature at Green Gables Cottage and Gallery, 66 Cook St, Howick, Friday-Sunday, 10am-3pm. Ph Beryl 534-5448. Al-Anon, If you are troubled by someone else's drinking Al-Anon family groups can help. They meet Fridays, 8pm, Friendship House, Manukau Shopping Centre. Ph 379-4871. Bible course, Women are invited to explore Genesis, the Book of Beginnings. Thursdays, 12.30pm- 2.30pm, 51 Dale Cres, Pakuranga. Ph Grace 532-8633 or Sharon 577-4170.
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