Eastern Courier : January 16th 2013
www.easterncourier.co.nz 17 EASTERN COURIER, JANUARY 16, 2013 NEWS for EDUCATION Doyle Academy of Irish Dance Home of regional and national champions. The ONLY purpose built Irish dance studio in Auckland. OPEN DAY: 9am 3 & 4 years, 9:30am 5 years plus, 10:15am Adults All welcome no registration required Classes offered: Preschool (3 & 4 years) • School age • Adults • Competitive • Social/Non Competitive Studio for hire • 14 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki Studio: 09 215 6805 • email@example.com • www.doyleacademy.co.nz 5025714AB STUDIO OPEN DAY Sat 2nd February 4901609AE New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Train to be a Chinese Medicine Practitioner BHSc (Chinese Medicine) 4 years BHSc (Acupuncture) 3 years Foundation Certificate 20 week course NZQA approved Student Loans and Allowances Available NOW ENROLLING FOR COURSE START 11TH FEB 2013 Call 09 580 2376 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 321 Great South Road, Greenlane www.chinesemedicine.ac.nz Fine wine and food helps helicopter fly By GILL ALCOCK Helicopter highlight: John Hawkesby works his magic to separate lunch guests from their money during the charity auction at the event last summer. Fundraiser focus: The summer lunch raises money for the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust. The charity event of the summer season will take place on Waiheke Island at Man O War Vineyard s tasting room on January 20 and tickets are selling fast. The summer lunch in Man O War Bay is in aid of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust which operates the Westpac rescue heli- copter. The event will feature six head chefs from some of Auck- land s most highly rated res- taurants like The Grove, Tribeca, Novotel, The Commons, The Foodstore and Euro, under the stewardship of MasterChef pres- enter and judge Josh Emett. A walking degustation of their beautifully created food will be accompanied by Man O War Vine- yard s award-winning wines. Raconteur John Hawkesby will be on hand to head up the charity auction. Getting to and from the venue is part of the fun with a Fullers ferry transporting guests from Auckland to Man O War Bay, at the bottom end of Waiheke, via Matiatia. Trust spokesman John Hooper says this year s fundraising event is especially crucial for the West- pac rescue helicopter. After recent cuts in funding from Auckland Council we will be even more reliant on donations. To buy some of the last tickets contact Michelle on shellie@ arht.org.nz or phone 09 950 7203. The ticket price of $195 includes return ferry transfer. Changes aimed at motorcyclists With summer upon us and long warm days ahead motorcyclists heading out on the roads are reminded of changes to the driver licensing system. The changes were introduced earlier this year as part of the Government s Safer Journeys strategy to reduce deaths and injuries suffered by motorcycl- ists on our roads. They include: Changes to minimum licence time requirements -- all novice motorcyclists, regardless of their age, are now subject to a mini- mum of 18 months in the restric- ted licence stage. Important aspects to note are: Taking an approved advanced driving course no longer reduces the minimum time a person is required to hold their restricted motorcycle licence The minimum time a person aged 25 years of age or older is required to hold their restricted licence has increased from six months to 18 months The learner approved motor- cycle scheme -- the introduction of a power-to-weight restriction for learner and restricted motorcyclists. The scheme ident- ifies a range of appropriate motorcycles for learner and restricted class 6 licence holders, based on the overall perform- ance capability of the motorcycle Strengthening the basic hand- ling skills test -- the test has been changed to ensure new riders have a higher level of skills required to ride on our roads before they obtain their learner licence. In addition to these initiatives, the New Zealand Transport Agency expects to introduce a competency based training and assessment course in late 2013 as an alternative path through the motorcycle licensing stages. Visit nzta.govt.nz for more information about the changes. Want a high flying career? The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is the perfect place to start your travel and tourism career. It has a purpose built Airport Training Centre at both its Botany and city campuses. ITC s huge airport training centres simulate real- world airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges, and even planes where students are trained in all aspects of in-flight service. ITC is a premium sup- plier in the airline, air- port and travel and tour- ism industries, recently winning many awards for their innovation and dedication to all round business excellence. We know our Airport Training Centre, where we run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real con- tributing factor in that, ITC s marketing director Claire Huxley says. We are always seek- ing innovative ways to provide our students with real-life experience, and the practical nature of the course, which focu- ses on careers with an airline, airport or ground-handling agent, means that our grad- uates are ready to work in their chosen fields. The Certificate in Avi- ation course also incor- porates the CODECO online check in system, currently used by 52 air- lines worldwide. Students are trained to handle the stages before and during check in, check in variations and irregularities, and gate handling. Other specialist units include dealing with dangerous goods, avi- ation security and bag- gage processing. I am learning so much about the travel industry, student Alison Harris says. This course is grooming me for a job at the airport. There is a real confi- dence when you speak to the Certificate of Avi- ation students -- they know this is the right place for them to be. Both ITC's Botany and City campuses are taking 2013 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your career in the airline, airport, and travel and tourism industries by phoning 0800 868747 or 373 5510 for more information, or check the website: www.itc.co.nz.
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