Manukau Courier : March 8th 2011
17 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 8, 2011 NEWS Better qualifications = Better jobs = More money!! www.pei.ac.nz Enquire Today PH: 0800 22 55 97 Te Wahi Akonga Dream it - Live it We offer a range of courses including: Business Administration & Computing Small Business Management MTOB® Training PracTESOL® (Teach English to speakers of other languages) Learn new skills in your own home at your own pace. Advertising Featuretraining Education& Programme: CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS, FITNESS & HEALTH LEVEL 2 Duration: 36 weeks Fees: None Start date: 28 March 2011 Timetable: Mon -- Fri 9am -- 3pm Quick Facts call: 0800 355 553 web: www.twoa.ac.nz free txt: 8558 'youth' or you can contact our Youth Co-ordinator: Neville Rogers on 027 612 1195 firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Details Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is ofering new educational options for teenagers aged 16-17 years of age through "Youth Guarantee". Its purpose is to improve the educational achievements of this age group, and to support this we are ofering a certifcate programme in sports within the Auckland area. Get them of the couch and into the game with the Certifcate in Sports, Fitness & Health! If you would like some more information about our sports programme or Youth Guarantee, please contact us on any of the details above. Life is made of choices Make the right one for your teen NEW ZEALAND RUGBY LEAGUE® Proudly supported by: 23 Holmes Rd, PO Box 750-20 Manurewa, Manuk au 2102, Auckland BUY YOUR TICKETS FROM TICKETEK OR SELECTED MAD BUTCHER STORES* Mt Smart Stadium, Thursday, 10 March 2011 * Selected Mad Butcher stores (Albany, Glen Innes, Takanini, Manukau & Mangere) Australia & New Zealand LEGENDS OF LEAGUE CHRISTCHURCH EARTHQUAKE APPEAL MATCH FROM Page 16 work for working with our youth now and in the future. The BEST Youth Academy provides no fees tertiary education for 16 to 18 year olds, and for over 23 years BEST has proven that they have the winning formula. Their learners achieve - BEST Youth Academy qualification rates are well above the sector averages. The BEST Youth Academy currently offers Youth Guarantee programmes for 16 and 17 year olds and Youth Training programmes for 16to18yearolds-and based on their perform- ance, they have just been awarded another 45 Youth Guarantee places. BEST's youth are sur- rounded and supported by a great team of men and women who are focused on producing the next generation of great young men and women -- they believe in their youth. A new way to suc- ceed in education In December 2010 BEST saw their first Youth Guarantee students on the stage receiving their certif- icates as part of the BEST Youth Academy graduation. Students came away with NZQA qualifi- cations at level 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the skills and confidence they need to get ahead. Call BEST on 0800 425 624 for more information. NOTICES Shrove Tuesday, Papatoetoe Lions Club holds a Shrove Tuesday Festival tonight, March 8, 6pm-8pm in the carpark behind the library. Fun and games for all the family, pancake and egg-and-spoon races, barbecue, candyfloss, sideshows with prizes for all, car boot sales. Ph: 278-0514 or 278-4292. Al-Anon, Family groups for relatives and friends of problem drinkers meets Tuesdays 8pm-9pm, St Johns Presbyterian Church hall, 120 Great South Rd, Hunters Corner. Parking at back of hall. Ph: Kay 276-8506, Pauline 268-2608. Seniors meet, The Government Superannuitants Association's Papatoetoe Group meets tomorrow, March 9, 10am in the Acacia Court community room, 25 Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe. Guest speaker David Fox of the Lions Club. Ph: Jean 278-9002. Probus, Papatoetoe Combined Probus Club meets tomorrow, March 9, and the second Thursday of each month, 10am, in the Papatoetoe Cosmopolitan Club, Dunnotar St. Guest speaker, morning tea. An opportunity to enjoy the company of other men and women. Ph: June 277-6882. Seniors meet, Otara Senior Citizens Club meets every Wednesday at the clubrooms, 161 East Tamaki Rd, Otara. Doors open day at 11am, programme starts 11.30am. Activities include auction, bingo, bus trips. New members welcome. Ph: Ellen 271-1060 or the clubrooms 274-5283 on Wednesdays. Soup kitchen, Elim Church runs a soup kitchen every Wednesday, 11.45am-1pm at 44 Weymouth Rd, Manurewa. Donations to help run the kitchen appreciated. Ph: Angela 268-2798 or 021-049-5095. Toastmasters, Manukau Toastmasters meets tomorrow, March 9, and every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm at Nathan Homestead, Hill Rd, Manurewa. Join a friendly group to build self confidence and learn life skills in communication. Ph: Sandy 268-1178 evenings or Rob 027-469-7278 anytime. Breast friends, Auckland South Breast Friends meets on March 9, 7.30pm at 55 Marne Rd, Papakura for an informal evening with a speaker and supper to follow. If you've had a recent diagnosis you are very welcome to join our group. Ph: Annette 298-8172. Ezy Exercise, The Ezy Exercise class meets on Thursdays, 1.30pm-2.30pm at the Papatoetoe Town Hall, St George St, Old Papatoetoe. Ph: Kath 298-4577. Village music, Mangere Bridge Village's free summer entertainment series features live music 6.30pm-9pm outside the cafes 26-28 Coronation Rd. March 10: Chicane Duo with Max Purdie. Ph: 636-7491. Chapel service, Manukau City Baptist holds a chapel service on March 11, 11am at 9 Lambie Drive, Manukau (Puhinui Rd end). Choir, speaker, favourite hymns, message and prayer for needs, followed by luncheon. Ph: Bill 278-4605. Garage sale, Manurewa Playcentre holds a garage sale on March 12, 8am-noon, 7 Lupton Rd, Manurewa. Seeking donations of items to sell on the day. These can be dropped off on March 11 between 12.30pm-2.30pm and from 7.30pm onwards. All proceeds to go the playcentre. Ph: 267-6938. Car boot sale, Manurewa Methodist Church runs a car boot sale on March 12, and the second Saturday of every month, 8am-11am at the church on the corner of Great South and Alfriston roads. Stalls cost $5. Ph: Joan 266-7408. Quilters meet, Counties Manukau Quilters Guild meets on March 12, and the second Saturday of each month, 10am-2pm in the Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura. Anyone interested in patchwork/quilting welcome to join. Bring your own lunch. Ph: Mae 274-9325. CMT meets, The Compulsory Military Trainees Association meets on March 12, and every second Saturday of the month, 10am at the Papakura RSA clubrooms. Ph: John 298-6847. Laughter club, Alfriston Laughter Club meets on March 12, and every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 10am-11am at Alfriston Hall, corner Alfriston and Mill roads, Papakura. A combination of breathing, gentle stretches, laughter exercises and relaxation for all ages. Entry is a gold coin donation. All welcome. Ph: Noel 021-237-2063 or Gavin 027-223-8720. Community dance, Zena and Ken's Community Dance holds a dance on March 12, 7.30pm-10.30pm at Papakura Anglican Church hall, Coles Cres (opposite The Warehouse). Modern sequence, old time, new vogue, ballroom and latin. Cost $8 includes home-baked supper. All welcome. Ph: Zena or Ken 278-7418. Celebrate herbs, Auckland Botanic Gardens holds Celebrate Herbs on March 13, 9.30am-3pm in the courtyard at the gardens, 102 Hill Rd Manurewa. Stalls, speakers, demos, free prize draw. Country & western, South Auckland Traditional Country and Western Club meets on March 13, and every fortnight, 1pm-5pm, at the Metro Theatre, Massey Rd, Mangere. Afternoon tea, good band. All welcome. Ph: Dave 275-6258. Free playgroup, St Johns Community Centre runs a free playgroup Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm during term time, at the centre 120 Great South Rd, Hunters Corner. Parents and caregivers with children from newborn to five years of age are able to play and learn together. Ph: 278-2746. U3A, Manurewa U3A meets on March 14, 10am at St Andrews Presbyterian Church hall, Great South Rd, Manurewa. Guest speaker is Tim Dempsey and the topic Sailability. New members and visitors welcome. Ph: Janet 267-7451. Breast cancer, If you've had a breast cancer diagnosis at anytime you're welcome to join Breast Cancer Support on March 14, and the second Monday of every month, 1pm at Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres. Grafton. Ph: Christine 416-7114 or Joan 630-3031. Forest & Bird, South Auckland branch of the Forest and Bird Society meets on March 14, 7.30pm at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Howick. Guest speaker Dr Mark Morrison from Niwa on the Hauraki Gulf fishery. All welcome. Ph: 534-8917. Ranger walks, The next free Auckland Parks ranger walk and talk programme is on March 15, 9.30am-noon, at Puhinui Reserve, 108 Prices Rd, Mangere. Bookings essential, ph: 301-0101. Ladies Probus, Papatoetoe Ladies Probus meets on March 15, and every third Tuesday of the month, 10am, Methodist Church hall, Kolmar Rd. Speakers and monthly trips. Ph: Laura 278-7811. Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer support group meets on March 15, and the third Tuesday of the month, 10.30am at the Coffee Club, Westfield Manukau. Ph: 536-4512. Coffee morning, Papatoetoe Library's Coffee-on-Tuesday morning tea at 10.30am on March 15 features guest Maureen West talking about the work she has done tracing the stories of prisoners of war during World War Two. Ph: Sharleen 278-4392. Op shop, St Andrew's Op Shop is open Tuesday-Thursday 10am-2pm at 150 Great South Rd, Manurewa. Historical society, Mangere Historical Society meets on March 15, and every third Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm at St James Church hall, Church Rd, Mangere Bridge. Guest speaker. New members welcome. Ph: Janet 636-8386. Historical society, Papatoetoe Historical Society meets on March 15, and every third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm in the Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club, 247 Great South Rd. Parking and usual trading table. Guest speaker. Reminder: Our museum at 91 Cambridge Tce is open each Wednesday 10am-noon and the first Sunday of each month 2pm- 4pm. Ph: Jenny 266-0194. Jobs workshop, Free employment workshops for migrants seeking professional employment in New Zealand, March 16, 9.30am-2pm at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way. Workshops cover essential topics, job search skills and advice for job seekers. Ph: 263-5490. Toastmasters, MITe Speakers Toastmasters Club meets on March 16, and every second Wednesday, 6.30pm at MIT, Room ND301. Ph: Lance 027-241-4805. Lupus support, Lupus Care & Support meets on March 16, 7.30pm at the Manukau SuperClinic, Great South Rd, Manurewa. Guest speaker is Dr Dianne Sharp, ophthalmologist with the Retina Specialist Group. Supper, gold coin donation. Ph: Paula 267-1520 or Maureen 535-9240.
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