Manukau Courier : February 25th 2011
5 MANUKAU COURIER, FEBRUARY 25, 2011 NEWS All courses are subject to student numbers and confirmation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. 0800 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz MANUKAU CAMPUS 15 CANNING CRESCENT, MANGERE. Ph: (09) 256 5902 ENROL NOW FOR 2011! CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND COMPUTING LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING LEVEL 2, 3 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN FIRST STEPS TO BUSINESS LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN MONEY MANAGEMENT LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN TIKANGA MĀORI LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN TIKANGA MARAE LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS, FITNESS AND HEALTH LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED SPORTS LEADERSHIP LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND FITNESS LEADERSHIP LEVEL 4 TOI PAEMATUA DIPLOMA IN MĀORI VISUAL ARTS RARANGA WEAVING LEVEL 4, 5 & 6 TOI PAEMATUA DIPLOMA IN MĀORI VISUAL ARTS WHAKAIRO CARVING LEVEL 4 & 5 L.TAM008 IN BRIEF Disability grant Manukau Institute of Technology students with disabilities have a chance to get a helping hand courtesy of the Papaliitele Tanumafili Toso Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship was established last year to help students with disabilities in their first year of study at MIT. It's named in recognition of Tanu Toso, an advocate for people with disabilities who died in 2009. The scholarship winner will get up to $2000 towards their fees at MIT. Applications must be in by March 4 for semester one courses or August 5 for second semester. To apply, email graeme.mcclennan@ manukau.co.nz or post to Graeme McClennan, manager of schools and communities, Manukau Institute of Technology, Private Bag 94-006, Auckland 2241. Free Island tuition Free Samoan and Tongan language computer classes are on offer at Manukau Institute of Technology in Otara starting next week. It's a chance for Samoan and Tongan speakers to learn how to use the computer in their first language. There are two start dates to choose from -- February 28 or March 2. Classes run two nights 5pm to 8pm each week for six weeks. Participants must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. Email pcooper@manukau. ac.nz or phone 968-8716. Going walkabout for 10 years Marching on: Members of the Mangere Bridge Walking Group saunter along, from left: Betty McKinlay, Mary Kuklinski, Polly Morton and Isobelle Smith. Photo: TROELS SOMMERVILLE By TROELS SOMMERVILLE One February morning in 2001 five people thought a morning walk might be a fine idea. Ten years on, they could have up to 60 others tagging along. The Mangere Bridge Walk- ing Group celebrated its 10th anniversary yesterday. Dressed in their distinctive blue shirts, the walkers can be seen congregating near the shops before heading off on their twice-weekly jaunts. It's a group that caters for everyone -- it boasts members from 87 years of age all the way down to youngsters in their pushchairs. And long-term member Mary Kuklinski says the group walks rain, hail or shine''. There's always someone who will come down.'' From its humble begin- nings the group has gradu- ally grown, one of its founding members Betty McKinlay says. Now packs of more than 30 people can be seen walking for an hour every Tuesday and Thursday, she says. Everyone can go at their own pace but no one is ever left to walk alone. Some walk quite a distance and some walk a bit slower.'' And it's not just a walking group. Ms Kuklinski says people come just as much for the social aspect as the walking. They enjoy a coffee after- wards and regularly go out on social trips to concerts, cruises and other events around the city. With our gold cards we can go to Helensville, Wai- heke or Waiwera,'' Ms Mc- Kinlay says. The group's latest excur- sion was to the Chinese Lan- tern Festival in Albert Park. And for a change of scenery they carpool and walk out of the area once a month. Newcomers should just turn up in Mangere Bridge township at 9am on a Tuesday or Thursday.
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