Eastern Courier : April 15th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 15, 2011 NEWS Saveway Highland Park - The Best Quality for Your Choice! • Fruits • Veges • Meats • Seafoods • Groceries Ph: (09) 534 5050 Fax: (09) 534 5051 10/491 Pakuranga Rd, Highland Park, Auckland Open 7 Days a week 8.30am - 6.00pm Highland Park Gold Pineapple $1.99/ea Tarakihi Fillet $18.99/kg T'best Aloe Vera Drink (500ml) 99c/btl Round Bean $1.49/bag SAVEWAY HIGHLAND PARK STORE - 15/04 till 17/04 (Friday - Sunday) Weekend Promotional or whilestockslast Pork Loin Chop $10.99/kg Shore Mariner (S30/40 & 400g) Black Tiger Prawn $6.99/pkt Trevally $4.99/kg Banana $1.99/kg Large Celery 99c/ea Beef Scotch Fillet $22.99/kg Lettuce Bag 69c/ea Lamb Rack (skin off) $29.99/kg Opposite Event Cinema 3426527AI Do You Service & Repair Your Own Vehicle? If so, Repco has some great news for you. Repco's prices are down on over 5,000 popular service and repair items. Repco has the range, expertise, quality and we offer outstanding value! At Repco Highland Park and Botany RPC0114 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 PRE-WINTER SPECIALS $200 CASHBACK ON ALL MODELS! Offer valid for a limited time IN BRIEF Road users website A new set of tools aims to keep older road users safe. The NZ Transport Agency launched the Staying Safe on- line toolkit to improve the safety of people over 70. Agency road user behaviour manager Michael Cummins says it's designed to help organisations provide road safety refresher workshops for older drivers. They can also use the website for interactive activities and information to improve safety. Mr Cummins says it's important for drivers of any age to regularly assess their driving capabilities. ''It's important to remember that the ageing process can affect a range of skills essential to driving.'' Go to www.nzta.govt.nz/ traffic/senior-road-users for the resources. Sands support Nine members of baby loss support group Sands will participate in the Real Women's Duathalon in memory of their babies who died. Money raised at the April 17 event will go to creating more care bags. The bags contain memory-making opportunities when a baby dies. Visit www.sands manukau.com or call 0900 SANDS to make an instant $20 donation. Game makes business sense Up your game: Ormiston Senior College business studies teacher Mark Snoad has developed a board game that he uses with his students. Photo: KRISTINA RAPLEY By KRISTINA RAPLEY It takes a lot of gumption to start up your own business. Just ask business studies teacher Mark Snoad. He's developed his own board game to use with students at Ormiston Senior College where he's head of business studies. Gumption is based on real- world economics and sees students race to own resources of eight iconic Kiwi businesses. He began developing the game a few years ago while teaching at Pakuranga Col- lege. I never wanted to teach business studies out of a text- book. You start to notice students' eyes glaze over and see their minds switch off,'' he says. He started playing Mon- opoly with them to teach some real life business skills but found the game wasn't really suitable. He came up with the idea for Gumption and designed it himself on his home com- puter using clip art. When he realised how use- ful it was in the classroom he set about making 500 copies and they were snapped up by other colleges. Before long, big companies like The Warehouse, Main- freight and Kiwibank came on board to help fund the game's commercial develop- ment. More than 100 colleges around the country have pur- chased a total of 700 copies of Gumption since its official launch in June last year. It hasn't always been plain sailing though. I've been knocked back a lot and thought maybe it's not worth it. But I think it's a brilliant game and in business you've got to have self-belief.'' See www.playgumption.co. nz. Go online to www.eastern courier.co.nz to watch a video of Ormiston Senior College students playing Gumption.
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