Manukau Courier : February 3rd 2011
4 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 3, 2011 NEWS MIT's Faculty of Business offers three degree programmes which provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed in today's business environment. You will experience first-class learning and use the latest technology, in a student-friendly setting. You will be inspired by industry qualified lecturers who understand what skills you'll need in the real world. Make a difference by applying for an MIT degree today. Make a DEGREE of difference Kristen Barrett Bachelor of Applied Communications Graduate HR & Communications Advisor, Crackerjacks Ltd. "I made some amazing friends at MIT and learnt a lot of useful information which has set me up for my career in the communications and human resource industry. I'm proud of the qualification I graduated with from MIT." Bachelor of Business Bachelor of Applied Communication Bachelor of Information Systems MIT FACULTY OF BUSINESS Apply now l www.manukau.ac.nz l 0800 62 62 52 WHERE LEARNING IS A PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE 7623 000119 C Located opposite Mega Mitre 10 Home Base Botany, off Te Irirangi Drive, 16J Bishop Dunn Place, Botany South. Phone 09 265-1368 BUY ONE COFFEE, GET ONE FREE Ends 28th Feb 2011 at Columbus Coffee Home Base % % Relaxed atmosphere • Brunch menu • available 7 days Ample free parking • at door Contact us for Office Catering and venue hire MANUKAU 3220487AG 91 913 913 45 4 13 3 13 459 3 3 913 3 4 3 3459 9 459 3459 4 4 AA 8AA 8AA 8AA 8AA A 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 CURRENTLY RENTING BUT WANT TO OWN YOUR OWN HOME? OPEN HOME Saturday 5 February & Sunday 6 February, 11.00am to 1.00pm 25 Roy Douglas Place off Robertson Road, Mangere Want to own your first home in this well planned new development? You can! We will help you afford the purchase of one these new 4 bed houses * conditions apply The New Zealand Housing Foundation is a charitable housing trust helping first time buyers achieve their dream of owning their first home You can also register your interest at www.housingfoundation.co.nz For more information contact us at 0800 446 874 or firstname.lastname@example.org Motions Rd site Western Springs Auckland 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286) www.motat.org.nz It's time for grocers to have a ball Dressed for the occasion: The annual Grocery Charity Ball is coming up. From left: Grocery Charity Ball trustee Karen Kelly, trustee Leanne Carroll, the Hearing House chief executive Scott Johnston, hearing house marketing manager Jo Johnstone, hearing house fundraising and communications manager Mary Jane Boland and charity ball trustee Don Graham. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL The bow ties are being adjusted and the glamorous dresses are being fit- ted for the eighth annual Grocery Charity Ball. The large-scale event, organised by supermarket giants Foodstuffs and Progressive, is planned for August and is aiming to raise $300,000 for the Hearing House. The Greenlane-based charity helps hearing-impaired children to listen and speak, and the ball will pull together members of the grocery industry for a high-class night of entertainment and fun. The funding will mean The Hear- ing House can launch innovative new video conference technology to allow access to therapy for those who live in remote or rural areas of New Zealand. Charity chief executive Scott Johnston says the therapy is called Tele AVT or Auditory Verbal Ther- apy. The problems with early inter- vention services is that they are usually based in big cities. We will be delivering therapy which is usually one-on-one. This will allow families to have therapy every week. We re trying to remove inequities of service due to location. Funds raised will also go towards a new mentoring programme for hearing-impaired teenagers. It s making sure teens have the tools to live a mainstream life. They will be able to pursue careers and the mentoring is done by hearing- impaired adults, The Hearing House fundraising and communi- cations manager Mary Jane Boland says. She says it includes a mentor from Dunedin who has a cochlear implant and is training to become a surgeon. Charity ball trustee Don Graham says last year $270,000 was raised for the Melanoma Foun- dation. He says 62 applications were received from various charities and six finalists were picked. What did it for us was that they invited us along to show what they could do. Learning how to speak is like learning how to walk. He says it is particularly import- ant for those with cochlear implants to be able to get into the main- stream and take part. The 2011 Grocery Charity Ball is on August 19. Tickets are $295 + GST per person or $2950 + GST for a table of 10. See www.grocery charityball.org for more details. See a video at http:/ /www.youtube.com/ watch?v=0hLgFlcIzAQ for more information on the Hearing House.
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