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Growing Auckland into an economic power- house is a key part of his vision of creating the world s most liveable city. Much can be done to help business at a local level, he says. One such measure is the creation of an inves- tor champion service -- an initiative first estab- lished in Manukau 12 years ago. The service s roles would include assistance with consent appli- cations and other regu- latory issues, sharing knowledge on council initiatives with busi- nesses as well as maintaining working relationships between stakeholders. Cutting red tape to a minimum is another of Mr Brown s aims. The government has also announced legis- lation to make the build- ing consent process sim- pler meaning long term council involvement in that domain will dimin- ish. Another commitment is a local economic devel- opment focus across Auckland. One way to do that is increase the number of services provided by regional economic devel- opment offices. They will act as a con- duit between business and the centralised func- tion of the Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development organisation including networking, mentoring, business assistance and advice. A business advisory panel is also on the cards. It will provide a forum to enhance the relation- ship between the new council and Auckland businesses across the spectrum of large and small to medium enterprises. Its role is to advise the council on issues affect- ing business, economic development and provide advice and input into council plans and initiatives such as the Auckland plan. Mr Brown believes the panel will fulfil his cam- paign mission to ensure the new council engages effectively with the busi- ness community. He has also initiated a review of Auckland s international relation- ships. It aims to strengthen the city s civic, economic and cul- tural relationships. School bell rings at Ormiston By KRISTINA RAPLEY New beginnings: Ormiston Senior College principal Maurice Jackways is excited about the first day on Monday. Photo: FIONA GOODALL The building is up, the paint has dried and the doors are ready to open. Ormiston Senior College in Flat Bush officially opens on Monday and a public open day is being held tomorrow from 2pm to 4pm. The $50 million state-of-the- art school has attracted a lot of attention, principal Maurice Jackways says. It doesn t really look like a traditional school, it s more like a university so people are intrigued. The college will cater for year 11 to 13 students living in the wider Flat Bush area starting with just year 11s for the first year. Twenty staff have been employed and more than 100 students are enrolled mainly coming from Mission Heights Junior College. It s the country s first five- star green accredited school which means it was built in accordance with the Green Building Council s green star rating system. Some of the environmental features include rainwater harvesting, solar water heating, wind turbines and intelligent controllers for light- ing and heating. Because we are only deal- ing with senior students we will be quite flexible, Mr Jackways says. The college is made up of flexible teaching spaces and they will be encouraging personalised learning as well as anytime-anywhere ICT access. There s a nice mix of large and small spaces that cater for the different learning needs of students, he says. There is no one size fits all here. Ormiston Senior College is on 275 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush. Go to www.ormiston. school.nz for information. IN BRIEF Girl Guides day A Girl Guiding open day will give girls the chance to participate in fun outdoor activities and find out about joining. It will be at the Bramley Drive Reserve next to the Pakuranga Sailing Club on Saturday from 9am to noon. All children will get a passport to fill in as they complete activities. They will also get a free sausage and ice block. Guiding leaders are all volunteers and help girls develop self-confidence and self-awareness. Programmes are tailored to four specific age groups and are easy to join. Girls get to participate in outdoor adventure, camping, sports, playing games and taking part in community action projects. Go to www.girlguiding nz.org.nz for more information. Beauty pageants Contestants are being sought for Miss Teen Counties and Miss Counties. The teen division is for girls aged 13 to 16 while Miss Counties is for entrants aged from 17 to 25. The February 19 pageants will include daywear, swimwear and evening gown competitions. The winners will receive entry into Miss Teen New Zealand and NZ Queen of the World. Contact dianne@pageantsof newzealand.co.nz or call 027-477-5693 for information and entry forms.
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