Manukau Courier : November 25th 2010
17 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS *Offer available only to residential customers. The free Aqua-Cool water-cooler rental is conditional on a 12-month water supply contract and remains the property of Aqua-Cool Ltd. Offer not available in all areas. TC6846A_SUB Sick of being called FATTY? We're here to help if you're • Overweight • Type 2 diabetic • A kidney problem risk • Hooked on fizzy drinks or Cola You can help improve your health by placing a water-cooler in your home, and the rental is FREE!!* Apart from a one-off $40 establishment fee, you only pay for the water you drink, delivered to your door on a regular basis Aqua-Cool can supply Aqua-Fresh® (ultra filtered water), VitaBlast® (flavour enhanced with Vitamin C), and MineralX® (NZ spring water). www.aquacool.co.nz 0800 22 33 88 or text WATER to 4040 rental 3134591AA LIMITED ENTRY ENROL NOW FOR 2011 Bachelor of Natural Medicine Diploma in Traditional Pasefika Healing 1st & 2nd year courses available by distance Visit our web site www.spcnt.ac.nz or phone 09 579 4997 8 Arthur St, Ellerslie Advertising Feature training Education& Want to work in Travel & Tourism? Cant attend classes to gain your qualifcation? Study at home with ITC!!!! The International Travel College of New Zealand has places available for our November intake on our fabulous Distance & Online learning programme. Learn in your own place, at your own pace, and qualify for a job with an airline, at the airport, with a tourism operator or travel agency. ITC is an award winning College specialising in training exclusively for the airport, airline, travel and tourism industries! Call The International Travel College NOW on 09-279-3525 or 0800 868 747 to reserve your seat!! www.itc.co.nz 3307843AA Mazru's on a mission to make science fun An apple a day: Papatoetoe Intermediate teacher Mazru Alee is researching fruit and vegetables for his Royal Society of New Zealand fellowship. He plans to take what he's learnt back to his students. Photo: SIMON WATTS By JESSIE COLQUHOUN All Mazru Alee wants to do is make science fun. The Papatoetoe Inter- mediate teacher and sci- ence learning leader has spent much of this year researching at Auckland University after he received a Royal Society of New Zealand fellow- ship. He's taken time out of the classroom to exper- iment with food preser- vation and processing. His first experiment involved vacuum-and- freeze-drying carrots and apples to see which method was better. He measured colour in the first lot of fruit against colour charts in the second. Mr Alee says when he goes back to school next year he'll be taking a whole lot of knowledge with him. Whatever I do I want science to be interesting for the children. I want it to be hands-on stuff, in the real world.'' One of his planned experiments will be based on his research into pigmentation where students will compare the colours of green bananas on a colour chart over several days. He wants kids to go home and see things and wonder what's the sci- ence behind it?'' At primary and inter- mediate level students only do an hour a week of science so they find it dif- ficult when they get to high school. By concentrating on making it interesting when kids are younger, Mr Alee says it will lead to more of them studying science at NCEA level and beyond. I think science needs to be given more priority alongside numeracy and literacy. It is as import- ant.'' Swim series for summer A new swim series will be a regular feature at Kohimarama Beach most Thursday nights this summer. The Summer swim series is being run by swim coach and ex- triathlete Haydn Wool- ley. The series runs until December 16, taking a break over Christmas, resuming on January 20 until March 17. Races start from 6.15pm, with regis- tration between 5pm and 6pm. Visit www.summer swim.co.nz for more information.
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