Manukau Courier : February 8th 2011
20 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 NEWS extra content, extra early, extra special! online editions Essential local news available now, wherever you are...and it's FREE! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.manukaucourier.co.nz Manukau Courier online editions have exciting extras for all our readers -- including video and back issues. Get online now for a total multi media experience with the latest local news -- anywhere, anytime. Is your kid a great sport? Nominate your child to be the BAND-AID Sports Kid of the Week. Winners will be featured here, and receive an awesome BAND-AID prize pack. Just send us their name, address and daytime phone number, along with a brief outline of what makes them a great sporting kid. Email your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15/02/2011. ? Registered trade mark Johnson & Johnson (New Zealand) Ltd, Auckland DAI710MT. NZ6483/11 PC Sales & Repairs No Fix No Fee Website Design and Development Network setup and repairs Hardware and Software Spyware/Virus removal WE CAN COME TO YOU 0800 IT STATION 0800 487 828 Advertising Featuretraining Education& Thumbs up for new sign language website The Ministry of Education says the launch of a new website will make teaching and learning New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) easier and more fun. NZSL sits alongside English and Maori as an official language in New Zealand and is used by an estimated 29,000 Kiwis. While many of those are part of the deaf community, the Minis- try website, named Thumbs Up! An Introduction to New Zealand Sign Language , aims to increase the numbers of hearing students and teachers who know the language. Tony Turnock, Ministry of Edu- cation Secondary Outcomes Manager says, Many people in the deaf com- munity use NZSL to effectively com- municate and interact with each other every day. But hearing students and teachers need to learn the language as well so that conversations can be two way in our schools. We expect all schools to welcome and include all students, that s why NZSL can be studied as an additional language as part of The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC). NZSL is unique to New Zealand and includes ideas, idioms, and words not found in other international sign languages, such as signs for Te Reo Maori words and ideas. Thumbs up! is for year 7 and 8 students in English-medium schools working at curriculum levels 1 and 2. Learning a second language is an important part of education and encourages students to participate more actively in our diverse society. Thumbs up! has information about deaf culture, NZSL units, video clips and a series of worksheets. www.nzsl.tki.org.nz Vote for a sporting moment The race to determine the special sporting occasion that stirred New Zealanders the most last year is heading for a tight finish. New Zealand s Favourite Sport- ing Moment for 2010 will be announced by Prime Minister John Key at the Halberg Awards dinner on Thursday. Sponsored by Sparc, Sporting Moments is a new initiative decided by public voting. It s hoped it will stimulate greater awareness of the work the trust does in linking disabled people to sport. Since the finalists were announced in January, the public has voted for their No. 1 sporting memory last year from a shortlist of eight moments. Halberg Trust chief executive Steve Hall says the response exceeded expectations. I understand the voting is so close you could throw a blanket over the leading contenders, he says. The final eight favourite sport- ing moments in chronological order are: 1. Brendon McCullum -- 116 not out off 56 balls, Black Caps v Australia twenty20, Christchurch 2. Adam Hall -- recovers and wins slalom gold at Vancouver Paralympics 3. All Whites -- Winston Reid s last-minute goal against Slovakia, FIFA World Cup, South Africa 4. All Blacks -- Israel Dagg s last-minute try to beat the Springboks, TriNations, Soweto 5. Nikki Hamblin -- late surge for the 800m silver, Delhi Com- monwealth Games 6. Silver Ferns -- double extra- time victory over Australia for gold, Delhi Commonwealth Games 7. Men s Pair -- Hamish Bond and Eric Murray win gold at the World Rowing Championships, Karapiro 8. Kiwis -- Nathan Fien s last- minute try to beat Australia and win the Four Nations, Brisbane. Voting closes at noon on Thursday. To vote text SM followed by the number of your favourite sporting moment, eg SM4 to 5445, or go to www.skysport.co.nz to vote online.
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