Eastern Courier : April 1st 2011
7 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 1, 2011 NEWS FITNESS M ARINA Located in Half Moon Bay, Marina Fitness boasts internationally trained instructors, the latest easy-to-use equipment from the States, an intimate group fitness studio and a stunning outlook. And if you join in April 2011 you'll get an extra month added to your membership free!* *Terms and conditions apply. See www.manukauleisure.co.nz for details. GET ONE MONTH FREE L1 Compass Building, Ara Tai Drive, Half Moon Bay ̋ Ph 09 534 3590 www.manukauleisure.co.nz Visit our showroom: 12/318 Beach Haven Road Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm Saturday 9am-1pm www.fonko.co.nz MITSUBISHI H.I INVERTER HEAT PUMPS & AIR CONDITIONERS No. 1 leading Mitsubishi H.I installer in Auckland 2006-2010 Mitsubishi Inverters From $2,299 Inc. GST and installation - 5 year warranty High energy rating - low running costs PH: 0800 4 FONKO (0800 4 36656) for a FREE quote HOT SUMMER SPECIALS $200 CASHBACK ON ALL MODELS! Offer valid for a limited time 3056961HM No wheels go round on this school bus By KRISTINA RAPLEY Walking bus: Baverstock Oaks School students Lewis Atkinson, 5, left and Brooke Mason, 7, are walking to school with Kiwi triathlete Ryan Sissons. Photo: KRISTINA RAPLEY Come rain, hail or shine --- Baverstock Oaks students are walking to school. Being a Travelwise school means students are encour- aged to walk rather than get dropped off by car. The Walking School Bus is popular with the Flat Bush students who walk to and from school every day under the watchful eye of volunteer supervisors. Like a real bus, it travels at a set time and children leave the bus at special stops close to where they live. Kiwi triathlon champion Ryan Sissons from Cockle Bay joined the walking bus to help celebrate Travelwise week in March. The 23-year-old has seen students walking to school in big groups while he is train- ing but didn't realise what they were doing until know. It's a good concept. The kids really enjoyed it, they were all very cheerful and really getting into it,'' he says. Auckland Transport com- munity transport manager Mathew Rednall says they work with more than 250 schools in Auckland with walking school buses. The concept has been around since the late 90s but there has been a surge in popularity over the past few years. Successful buses rely on great volunteers, they are the ones who really make it work,'' he says. Auckland Transport prov- ides schools with support packages including grants, training and first aid courses and extra incentives to make it a positive experience. It brings a lot of joy and independence to students. They are having fun on their way to school rather than just sitting in the car.'' TravelWise is run by the Auckland Regional Transport Authority in partnership with Auckland Regional Council, Land Transport New Zea- land, Ministry of Health, Roadsafe Auckland and Auckland Council. Visit www.travelwise.org.nz for more information. Go to www.eastern courier.co.nz to see the walking school bus. Revved up: Cockle Bay School team Shell Shock competed in the East Auckland Soapbox Derby last Sunday. It was full speed ahead for Cockle Bay School's soap box derby team. Pupils entered their team Shell Shock in the Pak'n- Save Glen Innes Soap Box Derby races organised by the Rotary Club of Auckland East last Sunday. They walked away with the all round best team tro- phy. It was an awesome day with our team winning eight out of their 12 races,'' co- ordinator Jayne de Groot says. The drivers, pit crew and cheerleading team did an amazing job and a huge thank you to all the parents and to our sponsors.'' Welcome to Milestones, our occasional feature. You're all welcome to contribute a photo. It might be a citizenship ceremony, birthday, gradu- ation, baptism, new family member, wedding or anni- versary. Send your high resolution digital photos with names, ages, dates and further details to Milestones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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