Eastern Courier : June 29th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, JUNE 29, 2011 NEWS The Mad Butcher's Fresh New Zealand PORK SALE! Proudly 100% NZ owned and operated and supporting the Community since 1971. www.madbutcher.co.nz Offers valid from Mon 27th June - Sun 3rd July. All Stores Open 7 Days Serving suggestion only Save $4.30kg off our everyday low price! Pork Leg & Shoulder Roasts $6.99 kilo only $10 only .99 kilo Pork Shoulder Chops Pork Loin Chops $6 only .99 kilo IN BRIEF PC city? What does it take to make a local body politician laugh? Not a great deal it seems. After the tense atmosphere of the Thurston Place College debate at this month's Howick Local Board meeting, members got a cheap chortle from chairman Michael Williams. The opportunity popped up when Howick councillor Dick Quax updated the board on a proposal for Auckland to become a ''peace city''. Without missing a beat Mr Williams replied: ''Did you say whether we should become a PC city? Is that what you said?'' Mr Williams had the citizens and ratepayers dominated board in stitches. Mr Quax, who is also a member of the centre right ticket, replied: ''Mr Chairman, I could say something but I won't.'' The peace city proposal is due to come to an upcoming board meeting for consideration. Aircraft noise David Collings has taken on the Aircraft Noise Community Consultative Group role for the Howick Local Board. ''It's quite critical for Flat Bush planning,'' he says. ''It does have quite an effect on residents in that area.'' The new residential area is underneath an Auckland Airport flight path. Mr Collings replaces Lucy Schwaner who temporarily held the role. Winning formula: From left: Raja Patel, Andy Chen, Michael Wang and Warren Wang of Macleans College will represent Auckland at the National Secondary Schools Chemistry Quiz in Wellington. Photo: STEPHANIE FAWCETT By STEPHANIE FAWCETT Foursome find the right chemistry Four Macleans College students are tops when it comes to chemistry. Year 13 students Raja Patel, Michael Wang and Warren Wang and year 12 student Andy Chen have won the Auckland round of the National Secondary Schools Chemis- try Quiz. The Macleans team started strongly but was just one point ahead of Auckland Girls Grammar school going into the final rounds before eventually winning with a total score of 76 out of 90. Team member Michael Wang says the quiz rounds involved a variety of questions including general chemis- try and chemistry trivia. There was one round where we were given photos of famous chemists and we had to name them,'' he says. None of us could get them. But the other rounds were better.'' The questions were mostly based on NCEA chemistry levels 2 and 3,'' Andy says. He has also been selected to rep- resent New Zealand at the Inter- national Chemistry Olympiad in Turkey. He says everyone on the team attended the Olympiad selection camp. I think Macleans had the most students there from any school so I think that gave us an advantage in this quiz.'' The team will now be represen- ting Auckland in the national round at Victoria University in Wellington on July 5.
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