Manukau Courier : December 7th 2010
12 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 7, 2010 NEWS RSM_01 Ramp signals in Manukau Ramp signals help improve merging and driver safety on the motorway. Signals only turn on when necessary, during afternoon peak periods and other busy times. Please slow down and drive carefully when approaching the new signals. For more information visit www.nzta.govt.nz or call 09 969 9800. When signals are red: Stop and wait for green signal. When signals turn green: One vehicle in each lane goes and remains in the lane until the merge. The next vehicle in each lane moves forward and waits for its turn. Ramp signals will operate on the SH20-1 southbound lanes of the new Manukau motorway from Monday 13 December. The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has just opened a brand new Airport Training Centre at its City Campus. The centre will be the second of its kind in the country, the first having opened at ITC's Botany Campus in 2009. ITC, a premium supplier in the airline, airport and travel and tourism industries, recently won the award for innovation at the New Zealand Tourism Awards. "We know our Airport Training Centre, where we run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real contributing factor in that, " says ITC's Marketing Director Claire Huxley. "We are always seeking innovative ways to provide our students with real-life experience, and the practical nature of the course, which focuses on careers with an airline, airport or ground-handling agent, means that our graduates ready to work in their chosen fields." The facilities are certainly something special -- 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 ser vice. The Certificate in Aviation course also incorporates the CODECO online check in system, currently used by 52 airlines 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, aviation security and baggage 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 confidence when you speak to the Certificate of Aviation students -- they know this is the right place for them to be. Student Helen says that after a visit to the airport "and having the staff members of Menzies Aviation comment on how everything we are learning here is relevant to a future job at the airport, it made me feelproud to have chosen to do this course and know that we are learning the right things to gain our future dream jobs." Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking 2011 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your career in the airline, airport, and travel and tourism industries by phoning the ITC team on 0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information. www.itc.co.nz ADVERTORIAL Are you ready to fly high? 3346546AA NOTICES Migrant workshops, Free employment workshops for migrants seeking professional employment in New Zealand tomorrow, December 8, 9.30am-12.30pm at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way. Followed by free settlement information and planning workshop 1pm-3pm for people new to New Zealand who'd like to know more about services in Manukau. Ph: 263-5490. Tea & Topics, Mangere Bridge Library holds Tea & Topics tomorrow, December 8, 10.30am. Waterlea School choir entertains with music and Christmas cheer. Tea and coffee provided. All welcome. Ph: 636-6769. Seniors meet, The Government Superannuitants Association's Papatoetoe Group meets tomorrow, December 8, 10am in the Acacia Court community room, 25 Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Guest speaker is Papatoetoe lawyer Alistaire Hall. Ph: Jean 278-9002. Scottish dancing, Hillpark Scottish Country Dancing meets every Wednesday, 7.30pm at Hillpark School hall, Grandvue Rd, Manurewa. Great aerobic exercise, good music, fun, social dancing, no partner or special clothes needed. Beginners welcome. Ph: Heather 267-6375 or Wendy 266-8017. Separation help, Parenting Through Separation programme is now running at Manurewa Intermediate School. Next free course starts on December 9, 9.30am-1pm. To register ph: 579-1794. Support group, Family and Friends support group for those supporting family or friends abusing alcohol or drugs meets on Thursdays, 5.30pm-7.30pm at CADS South building, 4/17 Lambie Drive, Manukau. Free and open to anyone over 18. Trained facilitators. Ph: 263-2013. Horticultural society, The Manurewa Horticultural Society meets on December 9, and every second Thursday of the month, 7pm at the Nathan Homestead, Hill Rd. Ph: 267-8688. Breast screening, Free breast screening for women aged 45-69 until December 10 at Counties Manukau BreastScreen's mobile clinic in the Otara carpark next to the clock tower. Ph: 0800-270-200 or 250-8000 for an appointment. Selwyn Seniors, meet every Friday, 9.30am-noon at St Paul's Church hall, 141 Chapel Rd, East Tamaki. Fellowship, friendship and gentle exercise. Ph: Ann 535-2271. Christmas chapel, Manukau City Baptist Church invites all previous friendship centre supporters and new visitors to its Christmas celebration on December 10, 11am in the chapel, 9 Lambie Drive (Puhinui Rd end). Choir, items and speaker, followed by lunch. Bring a party plate. All welcome. Ph: Bill 278-4605. Market day, Stallholders needed for Clendon Community House's massive market day on December 11, 8am-noon at 60 Finlayson Ave, Clendon, Manurewa. Fundraising for Pike River miners families and free playgroup. Ph: Kira 021-0229-3055. Car boot sale, Manurewa Methodist Church runs a car boot sale on December 11, and the second Saturday of every month, 8am-11am at the church on the corner of Great South and Alfriston roads. Stalls cost $5. Ph: Joan 266-7408. Quilters meet, Counties Manukau Quilters Guild meets December 11, and the second Saturday of each month, 10am-2pm in the Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura. Anyone interested in patchwork-quilting welcome to join. Bring your own lunch. Ph: Mae 274-9325. CMT meets, The Compulsory Military Trainees Association meets on December 11, and every second Saturday of the month, 10am at the Papakura RSA clubrooms. Ph: John 298-6847. Neighbourhood Support, Papatoetoe Neighbourhood Support holds its last community meeting for 2010 on December 11, 10am, Papatoetoe Chambers (next to Papatoetoe Town Hall), St George St. Guest speaker Jenny Clark. All residents welcome, light refreshments afterwards. Meetings resume on February 13. Laughter club, Alfriston Laughter Club meets on December 11, and every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 10am-11am at Alfriston Hall, corner Alfriston and Mill roads, Papakura. A combination of breathing, gentle stretches, laughter exercises and relaxation for all ages. Entry is a gold coin donation. All welcome. Ph: Noel 021-237-2063 or Gavin 027-223-8720. Forest & Bird, South Auckland Forest and Bird holds its final outing for the year, a summer social outing to Kawakawa Bay on December 11, from 10.30am. Come and relax at John and Rosemary Cotman's home, 8 Te Papa Rd. Set in 17 acres of bush and close to safe swimming beach. Ph: Rosemary 292-2512. Soup kitchen, Elim Church runs a soup kitchen on December 11 and every second Saturday of the month, 11.30am-1pm at 44 Weymouth Rd, Manurewa. Donations to help run the kitchen appreciated. Kitchen also open every Wednesday. Ph: Angela 268-2798 or 021-049-5095. Bark for sale, Manurewa Lions are holding their annual fundraising bark and compost sale. Medium bark 50ltr $9, nugget bark 50ltr $9, garden mix 40 ltr $9, compost 40ltr $9. Free delivery in Manurewa. A small fee may apply elsewhere. Ph: Ricky 266-7884 or Noel 274-0609. Breast cancer, If you've had a breast cancer diagnosis at anytime you're welcome to join Breast Cancer Support on December 13, and the second Monday of every month, 1pm at Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres. Grafton. Ph: Christine 416-7114 or Joan 630-3031. Gambling problems, The Problem Gambling Foundation holds a free mutual support group meeting in Manukau for men and women every Monday, 6pm-7pm. For venue details ph: Julie 368-1520. Al-Anon, Troubled by someone else's drinking? Al-Anon may be for you. Meetings on Tuesdays, 1pm at St Andrew's Church, Great South Rd, Manurewa (annex behind church). Ph: Kathryn 536-4224. Coffee morning, You and Your Grandchildren is the topic for Papatoetoe Library's special Christmas Coffee-on-Tuesdays morning tea December 14, 10.30am. Pick up ideas for having fun with your grandchildren from a very young-at-heart grandmother. All welcome. Ph: Sharleen 278-4392. Grey Power, Counties Manukau Grey Power meets on December 14, and the second Tuesday of every month, 10.30am at Tadmor House, Great South Rd, Manurewa. All welcome. Ph: John 266-7583 or Ron 267-2599. English help, Auckland Regional Migrant Services helps migrants find out about their level of English, English classes or community resources on December 14. To make an appointment with Kathleen at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way, Manukau City (Next to Work & Income). Ph: 263-5490. Breast friends, Auckland South Breast Friends meets on December 15, 7.30pm at 55 Marne Rd, Papakura, for an informal evening with a speaker and supper to follow. Ph: Annette 298-8172. Youthline, Youthline holds an eight-week personal development training course starting on February 7 in Old Papatoetoe. First step in the journey towards becoming a volunteer counsellor on the Youthline helpline. People can also choose to attend as a stand-alone course for personal growth, improved self awareness and communication skills. To register ph: 361-4170. Post-cancer exercise Encore, a free YMCA exercise programme designed for women who have had breast cancer surgery at any time in their lives, runs every Wednesday for eight weeks from February 2, 7pm-9pm at Longford Park Village, Takanini. Based around pool and floor exercises and relaxation techniques, restores mobility, flexibility and confidence. For enrolment and medical approval forms contact local co-ordinator ph: 0800 ENCORE or see website www.akywca.org.nz to download the forms.
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