Manukau Courier : March 10th 2011
6 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 10, 2011 NEWS A great offer on iPhone 4 $0 upfront iPhone 4 16GB on a 24 month Smart4 for iPhone plan FaceTime requires iPhone 4 and Wi-Fi connection for both caller and recipient. TM and © 2010 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Vodafone On Account terms and conditions apply. See vodafone.co.nz for details. 3G coverage required for 3G services. iPhone 4 requires a microSIM. Offer ends 31 March 2011 or while promotional stocks last. www.digitalmobile.co.nz Shop online at www.digitalmobile.co.nz or visit your local Digital Mobile store. Airport - Akld Airport Shopping Centre, John Goulter Drive. Ph: 09-275 4948 MAnukAu WeStfielD-Westfeld Manukau. Ph: 0800 43 444 825 MAnukAu SupACentre - 21 Cavendish Drive, Manukau. Ph: 0800 43 444 825 MAnureWA - 185 Great South Road, Manurewa. Ph: 09-267 0204 Are you ready to fly high? The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has just opened a brand new Airport Training Centre at its City Campus. The centre will be only the second of its kind in the country; the first is at ITC's Botany Campus. The huge Airport Training Centres simulate real-world airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges, and even planes where students are trained in all aspects of in-flight service. Training also incorporates the CODECO online check in system, currently used by 52 airlines worldwide. ITC has been a premium supplier in the airline, airport and travel and tourism industries for over 15 years. The college focuses on making its' training relevant to employers in those areas. "We've got great relationships with the industries we work with, and the practical nature of our courses means that our graduates are ready to work in their chosen fields," says ITC's Marketing Director Claire Huxley. "That translates into great job placement rates and a willingness from our industry partners to provide our students with onsite work experience." Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking 2011 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your career in the airline, airport, and travel and tourism industries by phoning the ITC Team now 0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information, or check our website www.itc.co.nz Advertorial Court ruling a good idea says Filipaina By KAREN MANGNALL Manukau ward council- lor Alf Filipaina is back- ing the Maori Statutory Board s decision to go to court over $2 million slashed from its budget by the Auckland Council. The board rejected a call to negotiate from mayor Len Brown and is asking the High Court to reinstate its original budgets of $2m for this year and $3.4m for 2011-2012. Mr Filipaina, the mayor s appointee to liaise between the board and the council, says the High Court judicial review is needed to clarify shocking legis- lation. The Auckland Council Amendment Act requires the council approve reasonable costs for the independent board to carry out its statutory duties. Yes, we are to decide but it s debatable, Mr Filipaina says. What are reasonable costs? A public backlash after councillors initially ap- proved the board s costs on February 8 saw them review and slash the budgets a week later. The High Court is the only place for an impar- tial ruling on whether that u-turn was legal, Mr Filipaina says. The debate is being coloured by too much personal stuff , he says. People s personal views of how they believe the act regards costs or whether there should be an Independent Maori Statutory Board or that it s undemocratic have got nothing to do with it. It s in the legislation and we have to work with it. Mr Filipaina had hoped the council would join the board s court action. Seeking clarification is good for both parties. Then it s in black and white. The February 14 budget cuts by council- lors effectively reduce the board s work plan by three quarters, he says. We re basically set- ting them up to fail -- and I guarantee some coun- cillors would love them to do that. Board chairman David Taipari says the High Court claim filed on March 1 is necessary to leave no ambiguity from the council s side on funding for the board. Stadium boosts earthquake appeal North Harbour Stadium donated $93,000 to the Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Appeal, including the gate takings of the recent Vodafone Warriors warm-up match against Manly. The total also included donations from Mad Butcher Sir Peter and Lady Janice Leitch, John Guest and the Warriors. Stadium chief executive Craig Goodall thanked sponsors and suppliers who reduced their costs. Special mention must be made to Sir Peter Leitch who put in a huge effort to ensure that the word was spread, stadium chief executive Craig Goodall says.
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