Manukau Courier : February 15th 2011
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First round closes end of term one! 81 GRAY AVE Mangere East MANUKAU (09)2764319 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Website: www.delasalle.co.nz De La Salle College A Lasallian Learning Community: touching hearts, inspiring minds, changing lives • Strong Catholic character and Lasallian tradition • High Expectations of Every Student • Dynamic Teaching Staff • Caring and Supportive Pastoral Care Team • Extensive Co-curricular Activities • Strong Academic Achievements • Strong Sporting Achievements Congratulations: • Eric Aiolupotea-- Head Boy 2011, Maaola Ioane and Clinton Soifuaga Deputy Head Boys • Prefects 2011 -- Fomai Ah-ki, Taniela Tutuila, Aiga Futialo, Lotomau Malifa, Tupufia Petaia, Anton Ramsay, Roderick Tahavalu, Nick Tauiliili #1 in N.Z. for Tuition Ü Maths Ü Reading Ü Spelling Ü English Ü Individual Tuition Ü Qualified Teachers Build a Brighter Future Call Papatoetoe: 277 0001 Manurewa: 267 8392 For a FREE assessment Over 15,000 N.Z. students tutored every year 3474362AC IN BRIEF Bike month Cyclists out and about for Bike Wise month are being urged to put safety first by the Automobile Association. Tomorrow's Go By Bike Day and other events to encourage cycling are ''commendable'' but more cyclists means everyone needs to take extra care on the roads, association spokesman Mike Noon says. ''We need to be careful not to create inherently unsafe cycle facilities on already busy roads,'' he says. Three cyclists have already died on New Zealand roads this year. New Zealand doesn't have a strong cycling culture and cyclists and motorists need to learn to share the road, he says. ''If there is no physical barrier separating cyclists from other traffic, both cyclists and motorists need to be particularly alert.'' The AA suggests cyclists make sure they are highly visible, avoid busy streets and always wear a helmet while riding. Anzac of the Year The search is on for New Zealand's Anzac of the Year. The award honours a New Zealander or New Zealanders who best display the qualities of comradeship, compassion, courage, and commitment. Established by the Returned and Services Association last year, the award recognises Kiwis who embody the Anzac spirit exemplified in the 1915 story of New Zealand Gallipoli hero Private Richard Henderson. The 19-year-old and his donkey repeatedly brought in wounded soldiers under heavy fire and with total disregard for his own safety. A bronze statuette of Private Henderson and his donkey will be given to the winner. The award can be made for a single act or for significant service to New Zealanders or the international community. It is open to all New Zealanders. Nominations are open until February 28 with the winner announced in April. Go to www.rsa.org.nz for information and nomination forms. Garage cars targeted Fines not super: Cars that used to be allowed to park in the coned off area while booked in for warrants or registrations at a nearby garage are now being targeted by Auckland Council parking wardens. Photo: DAVID TAURANGA By MELISSA KINEALY MOTORISTS taking their cars for a warrant or regis- tration at a Papatoetoe garage are discovering an unwelcome and costly side- effect of the supercity merger. Cars parked outside by Wayne Carson Motors until they can be worked on are being ticketed by Auckland Council parking wardens for being unregistered or unwar- ranted. Owner Rishi Naidu is upset that it overturns a verbal agreement with the old Manukau City Council. He says it allowed him to cone off an area to park cars booked into his garage. And the old council agreed it wouldn t ticket them. But since the supercity merger in November, cars in the coned-off area have been slapped with fines totalling around $4000. It s particularly hurting those clients like the elderly who only get one service at a time if they can t afford both a warrant and a registration at once, he says. Letters from customers and his emails to the council have got nowhere, Mr Naidu told the Otara-Papatoetoe local board s first meeting this year. The parking wardens have been told to issue tickets and say it s supercity now and it s your problem, not ours , he says. Board chairman John McCracken isn t aware of any change in policy over the parking area and wants the Auckland Council to clarify things for the garage and its customers. It s frustrating for them when there isn t suitable parking for them, he says. The board s agreed to take Mr Naidu s complaint up with council s infringement review manager. Campus becomes a smoke free zone By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Smoking has been stubbed out on all Manukau Institute of Technology premises. The tertiary institute has introduced a smoke-free pol- icy everywhere, even in areas that were designated for smoking. The purpose is to change a mindset towards becoming a healthier campus, director of student affairs Julie Wood says. It s just the natural pro- gression to not only promote a healthy campus, but a healthy community. They aren t trying to con- vert smokers into non- smokers, Ms Wood says. The change simply recog- nises the serious risk to the health of students and staff from passive smoking. Of the 5000 people a year who die from smoking-related illness about 400 are passive smokers. Miss Wood says those who do break the smoking ban will be gently reminded of the smoke-free status at the campus. Students and staff who want to smoke will need to leave the campus and light up in carparks and public areas outside.
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