Manukau Courier : November 5th 2010
3 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 5, 2010 NEWS A Country Day Out In Ramarama Sunday 7 November 2010 10am to 5pm Enjoy a garden ramble with a difference Be inspired by the myriad of colours, styles and garden designs. Then sit back and relax at our licensed cafe at Ramarama School. Tickets available from school office and $35 per ticket (no children under 12 yrs please) For information contact Ramarama School Ph: 294 8795 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 3257760AA Papatoetoe Dental Centre Looking for a gentle dentist? We are open 7 days Phone now 278 4830 1-375 Great South Road, Papatoetoe Dr Kiat Lin BDS Otago 3031414AO Shoe-ins for design job Step up: Viscount School students, from left: Okusitino Nimo, Foa Elia, Helena Chan-Ting and Pao Sisepi with their completed shoe creations. Photo: SIMON WATTS By JESSIE COLQUHOUN ' When I got my shoes I made my grandpa wash his hands before he touched them. He'd been in the garden. ' Year 8 student Helena WITH their one-of-a-kind sneakers, these youngsters from Viscount School will cer- tainly be able to put their best foot forward. One of the school's year 8 classes designed and made their dream sneakers out of cardboard for an art class project earlier this year. Now some of the cutouts have been made into real shoes. Ziera Shoes manufactured the designs of students Oku- sitino Nimo, Foa Elia, Helena Chan-Ting and Pao Sisepi at its factory in China and delivered them to the school last week. The shoes were unveiled at a special assembly, giving the kids a chance to parade their creations. The young designers are guarding their shoes care- fully. When I got my shoes I made my grandpa wash his hands before he touched them. He'd been in the gar- den,'' Helena says. She's worn her blue and yellow sneakers outside the house only once to go shop- ping with her family and got a big reaction from people on the street. They were asking where I got my shoes from and I said I made them. They said: You're joking'.'' Pao was ecstatic'' to receive his multicoloured high-tops which are now proudly on display in his lounge at home. Like Helena, his rule is anyone who wants to touch the sneakers must wash their hands first. He's worn them to the movies once -- but wore another pair of shoes there and swapped them once he was safely inside the cinema. I didn't want to get them dirty.'' Foa won't wear her white and pink high top sneakers outside at all. And Okusitino gave his red and black sneakers to his sis- ter as a present for being nice. She keeps them proudly on display in her room. Art teacher Anji Ogilvy helped the students write business proposals and meet with designers. She says the project has inspired the students to consider a career as shoe designers. IN BRIEF Bridges closing Bridge St in Papatoetoe will close for three months from Monday as part of KiwiRail's overbridge replacement project. Two bridges in Papatoetoe, three in Manurewa and one in Papakura are being rebuilt to make room for overhead wires for electric trains. KiwiRail's scrapped its plan to close Bridge St for a few weeks this month then again from Boxing Day. Project director Murray Hood says ''difficult ground conditions'' mean piling work's taking longer than expected. So the bridge needs to stay closed so everything's ready for the holiday shutdown of Auckland's rail network when most of the work will be done. ''If that opportunity is missed, the project would be delayed by several months.'' The St George St overbridge will remain down to one lane until December 10 and reopen for the leadup to Christmas. The St George St, Browns Rd and Station/Lupton Rd overbridges will close on Boxing Day for three to four weeks. The Jutland Rd overbridge in Manurewa was demolished over Labour Weekend and work there should be finished by the end of this month. eDay tomorrow Got old computer gear and cellphones you want to get rid of? Drop them off for free at tomorrow's annual eDay collection in Manukau. All computer-related equipment, game consoles, fax machines, digital cameras and mobile phones can be dropped off for recycling. Other electronic gear including televisions won't be accepted. The eDay New Zealand Trust advises people to wipe all data from computer hard drives, floppies and PC cards before handing them over. The eDay collection is funded by the Environment Ministry. Manukau eDay dropoff is on tomorrow, 9am to 3pm, at the council carpark, Wiri Station Rd. See www.eday.org.nz for more information. Chairman says reforms are a good move By DAVID TAURANGA Supercity reforms will put more local'' back into local government, new Manurewa Local Board chairman Daniel Newman says. Mr Newman, whose Manu- rewa Action Team won five of the eight board seats, was elected chairman at their inaugural meeting on Tues- day. His deputy is ticket-mate Angela Dalton, Manurewa's town centre manager. The supercity has caused a lot of uncertainty, Mr Newman says. But I've been a big fan of reform and like the idea that we can keep the local' in local government in this com- munity. It allows us to take back some of the responsibilities that should have been vested locally to start with and now will be able to achieve,'' he says. Priorities for the new board include preparing its plan for the next three years and making sure the two ward councillors are fully embed- ded into the board's decision- making process''. A permanent office will also need to be found for the board's two support staff who are temporarily sharing with the Citizens Advice Bureau next to the Manurewa library. Mr Newman also wants a more local'' meeting venue than the Pacific Events Cen- tre where Tuesday's swear- ing-in took place but hopes the board will ultimately shift its meetings around the community. About 50 people turned out for the board's inaugural meeting.
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