Eastern Courier : April 22nd 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, APRIL 22, 2011 NEWS Want the good jobs? BUILDERS AND SUBBIES Soon, only Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) will be able to take on restricted building jobs. With over 6,000 already licensed, customers are starting to look out for an LBP. NOW is a great time for you to get licensed. Being a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) could give you the edge. BPs) will be able to Call us today on to find out more www.dbh.govt.nz/lbp LBP0475 Get licensed and go for the good jobs! Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Lest we forget... Make Anzac Day 2011 something special Anzac Day Services, Monday, 25th April Where Event Start Howick - Dawn Service Parade assembles 5.40am at corner of Mellons Bay Road, Howick. Stockade Hill Reserve. Parade Service 6.00am Howick - Civic Service Parade assembles 10.30am at corner of Mellons Bay Road, Howick. Stockade Hill Reserve. Parade Service 10.45am 11.00am Beachlands Parade assembles 9.15am at Beachlands Chartered Club Car park. Baptist Church, 59 Third View Avenue, Beachlands. Parade Service 9.30am IN BRIEF AMP scholarships Aucklanders who do great things can apply for scholarships to help them achieve their goals. Applications for AMP scholarships are open until May 31 for people who are doing outstanding things and need extra help to turn their dreams into reality -- whether in the arts, sciences, sport, design, inventing, business, community services or elsewhere. The only requirements are passion, creativity and a can-do attitude to achieve a unique dream. Up to $10,000 will be granted. Go to www. doyourthing.co.nz. Alarms for deaf Smoke alarms are essential for saving lives in the home but they're of no use if you can't hear them. National Foundation for the Deaf chief executive Louise Carroll has called on the government to come up with innovative ways to help people with hearing disabilities afford alarm systems that would alert them when they're activated. Ms Carroll says getting alarms that link with the lights or to a vibrating pad that goes under a pillow need to be more affordable. Name takes centre stage By MATT BOWEN Christened: The new community building next to the Barry Curtis skatepark has been named in time for the official opening. Right: This is what you see from the Ormiston Activity Centre deck. Photos: MATT BOWEN A tongue-in-cheek comment was the only public discussion about the naming of a new community facility in Flat Bush. The building is next to Ormiston Bridge opposite the hospital. A recommendation to this month's Howick Local Board meeting suggested just one name -- Ormiston Activity Centre. Member David Collings couldn't resist a cheeky remark. He suggested the title Wil- liams'' after chairman Michael Williams, but it wasn't a serious proposal and the recommendation was passed. The board could have resolved to consult the com- munity for an appropriate name, approve an alternative name or decide not to name it. The building has been developed to serve the regional play park'' precinct with toilets and changing rooms as well as space for events and activities primar- ily for young people. Its design has also been enhanced to hold community meetings until a purpose- built hall is developed in the Flat Bush Town Centre. An official opening is sched- uled for April 30 and the report says it would be appro- priate for the building to have an official name by then. The recommendation emer- ged after the board discussed its options behind closed doors in March. Mr Williams says there was a shortage of community buildings in the area. Former Botany Community Board member Roy Bootle says groups used to struggle to find places for members to gather. It's terrific to finally have a place to meet,'' Mr Bootle says. It will help relieve a big need in the community.'' Anzac message for our soldiers More than 600 members of the New Zealand Defence Force will be overseas on Anzac Day. You can send a mess- age to those deployed overseas using an online form on the defence force's website. The messages will be sent on April 24. We hope people around the country will show their support for our military personnel by sending them a mess- age from New Zealand,'' Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, air vice- marshal Peter Stockwell says. Our people spend long periods of time away from their famil- ies and friends and reminders of home are always special.'' Defence force mem- bers are deployed at 14 peacekeeping opera- tions, UN missions and exercises around the world. Go to www.nzdf. mil.nz/anzac.
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