Eastern Courier : March 9th 2011
3 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 9, 2011 NEWS Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Order Before 31 March 50--60% OFF All Items RRP For more information contact: Tony Kullin Regional Manager New Zealand Coverall Cleaning Concepts NZ 0800676068 Mobile : 028 2580 1524 www.coverall.com.au 3501508AH Gentle Quality Dentistry 140 Chapel Rd, Botany Downs www.chapelparkdental.co.nz 272 8488 • ACC Estimates • Treatment for under 18 yrs • Interest Finance Dr Debbie CHIU BDS (Otago) Member of NZDA & Associates Super goldcard holders welcome • Open Late Nights & Weekends • Emergency Care at Normal Rates • Braces/Teeth Straightening FREE 50% discount: Exam+ 2 xrays and clean for $98 only Offer expires 31st March 2011. www.craftexpo.co.nz Make it at CraftExpo! Shop for supplies & see new, fun, crafty ideas. Plus learn in over 30 workshops daily! March 17 - 20, 2011 ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland Thursday to Sunday • 10am to 4.30pm Freecall: 0800 399 378 Admission charges apply Organised by: Supported by: First Time in Auckland! Affordable, Flexible In-Home Childcare PORSE Howick Ph 273 9790 www.PORSE.co.nz Home is best for children! 3158582AV Advice on careers Searching for work can be a fulltime job in itself. Career Services has unveiled a new-look website that promises to make the task easier. The government agen- cy offers advice on how to choose a career, job, study, training and has practical tips on writing CVs and cover letters. Visit www.careers. govt.nz to see the range of free information and online tools, webchat with a careers expert or phone their advice line on 0800-222-733 for more information. Another award for Kiwi Indian Born here: Botany resident Divya Dhar has been named Inaugural Kiwi Indian of the Year at the awards hosted by the Bornhere Mentoring Charitable Trust. By KRISTINA RAPLEY ' I know what it's like to grow up in New Zealand as a minority culture. ' Divya Dhar 2011 Kiwi Indian of the Year She's done it again. Last year's Young New Zealander of the Year Divya Dhar has just been named 2011 Kiwi Indian of the Year. The 25-year-old Bot- any resident says she is touched'' to receive the title. The Kiwi Indian of the Year awards recognise achieve- ments of Kiwi Indians in business, arts and culture, sport and humanitarian fields. They were organised by BornHere Mentoring, which was established in 2009 by three Kiwi-born Indians who wanted to help other young Indians fulfil their potential in New Zealand. There were 11 other finalists in the running for the title including business professionals, actors and sports stars. Divya is a doctor in the emergency department at Middlemore Hospital and founded the P3 Foundation which aims to eradicate poverty in the Asia-Pacific region. She says it was a com- plete surprise to win the title. I was completely shocked, the idea that I might win wasn't even in the back of my mind.'' She says it was an honour to be involved with the awards because the message is one that's close to her own heart. I know what it's like to grow up in New Zea- land as a minority cul- ture,'' she says. I see myself as an Indian New Zealander, not just Indian or just Kiwi. When you're younger, you feel like your family is pulling you in one direction and your friends are pulling you in another and all you want todoisfitin. It's a very difficult time,'' she says. BornHere Mentoring trust founder Manoj Daji says Divya Dhar was an easy choice for 2011 Kiwi Indian of the Year. What she's doing at such a young age is huge. Divya and her foundation are having such a big impact on other young people.'' The P3 Foundation has just wrapped up a high schools tour where they talked to 10,000 students about how they can get involved in eradicating poverty. Visit www.p3foundation.org for more information. Big plans for rates To see where the Auck- land Council wants to spend your rates check out the draft annual plan. The council wants your feedback by April 1. The draft explains the Auckland Council's plans and budget for the 2011/2012 year that are part of the long-term plan 2010-2019. This long-term plan consolidated the plans and financial projections of the previous councils. Key proposals include a rates increase of 4.9 percent. The council also plans to introduce four rates instalments per year for all ratepayers. The draft annual plan includes local board agreements that outline the Howick and Franklin local boards' planned activities for the 12 months from July 1. A summary of the draft annual plan has been sent to all house- holds including a freepost feedback form. It's also available at www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/annualplan and at libraries and council service centres or by call- ing 301-0101.
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