Manukau Courier : February 24th 2011
6 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 24, 2011 NEWS www www.ki .kin nggs sc co olllle egge e. .s sc ch ho oo ol. l. nz nz Boarding at King's College A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE Boarding at King's College is the opportunity of a lifetime for your son or daughter. Boys: Years 9 to 13 & Girls: Years 12 & 13 Founded in 1896, King's is a world-class, independent secondary school in Auckland renowned for academic excellence and all-round achievement. We offer first-class facilities, a highly qualified teaching staff, and a broad-ranging, modern curriculum to help develop your child into a balanced, mature young adult on every level. E EN NR RO O LME LMENT NTS FO S FOR R 2012 2012 CL CLOS OSE SO E SOO ON N We invite you to join us for a Campus Tour at King's College on Wednesday 2 March, at 9.30am or Wednesday 23 March, at 4.00pm For more information contact Admissions Director, Mr Mark Kennelly Tel: 09 276 0677 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org North Memorials www.northmemorials.co.nz Ph: 278 2704 65 St George Street, Papatoetoe END OF FINANCIAL YEAR SALE Ends March 31st Amazing Package Prices on all Stock! Large Black Saddle $1995 SAVE $870 Fale $4395 SAVE $1865 • Free installation between Hamilton and Cape Reinga • Free Lettering • Free Artwork • Free 8x10 OvalPhoto • Free Shipping to Islands or GST • Conditions apply • While Stocks Last Grow your career in Horticulture and Landscaping 7744 00158 Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) and Certificate in Landscaping (Level 4) • One-year (three days a week) • Practical learning • Opportunities for part-time work • The Certificate in Horticulture (Level 4) is available at Unitec's Mt Albert Campus For a complete list of programmes, or for more information contact: 0800 62 62 52 • www.manukau.ac.nz • email@example.com ENROL NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 Programmes located at MIT's Otara Campus and several locations throughout Auckland National Certificate in Horticulture (Level 2) • 18-weeks (four days a week) • Introduction to horticulture and gardening • Unitec, Manurewa, MIT Manukau or Papakura Donations 'humbling' -- cyclist By NICOLA WILLIAMS Strong support: Karaka resident detective senior sergeant Dave Glossop has been heartened by the community support he's encountering. Photo: NICOLA WILLIAMS A police officer is humbled by the community's support for his fundraising challenge. Head of Otara CIB detec- tive senior sergeant Dave Glossop leaves on March 5 to cycle from Bluff to Cape Reinga to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation. He's been seeking sponsor- ship and organising the event while training and keeping up with work demands. The logistical side is coming together, the local community and Counties Manukau police staff have been really helpful in assist- ing me,'' he says. Mr Glossop appreciates the generous donations and would like to encourage others to visit his website to learn about the ride or make a donation. People can also drop off a donation at the Otara police stations. There have been some very humbling donations from people who have seen the publicity,'' Mr Glossop says. It's about raising money for the foundation but it's also about awareness --- if it prompts people to talk about depression, that's what we want to achieve.'' He's seen a positive cul- tural change towards mental illness within the police and the community and he hopes to help further de-stigmatise the issue. The riders are due to arrive in Auckland on March 24 en route to Cape Reinga. A sausage sizzle will be held at the Botany Avanti- Plus store, 500 Ti Rakau Drive, at around 1pm. As long as I keep turning the pedals I will get there. I am confident I've got the mental strength --- it will just be whether my body behaves itself or not,'' he says. Go to www.rideoutofthe blue.co.nz for more information. IN BRIEF Immunisation up Record numbers of Maori and Pacific children are now immunised against disease. Plunket clinical adviser Allison Jamieson says she's pleased to see a 14 percent increase in immunisation rates among the Maori and Pacific communities. If parents aren't sure when their child is due for immunisation they can check the immunisation schedule at www.plunket. org.nz or call their doctor. Call 0800 IMMUNE (0800-466- 863) and go to www.immune. org.nz for Immunisation Advisory Centre information and advice. PlunketLine 0800-933-922 also offers immunisation information. Arctic talk on A scientific expedition to the heart of the Arctic is the subject of the next lecture at Voyager NZ Maritime Museum. Tara Arctic Expedition leader Grant Redvers, from Wairarapa, will speak of his experiences on March 2 at 7pm. Voyager is also hosting the exhibition Polar Night in the Edmiston gallery which features photos and text written by Vincent Hilaire who joined the expedition for four months. Phone Gina on 373-0800 or check out www.maritime museum.co.nz for more information about the Speaker Series or the Polar Night exhibition.
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