Manukau Courier : March 11th 2011
8 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 11, 2011 NEWS H Y S e e SK CIT Au kl d C u y T u de e $24.2 ll e 300 le e u de ke u y e d de el p e k e e e Au kl d e . Y d be e b e f: • b e w e f e e • e e we -be f f e d/ e w de . T e de dl e ppl d 25 2011. F u e de l pply l e ple e . ky y u kl d. . z/ e l e qu e @ ky y u y u . . z www. d. . Variety Shop Formally D'Afrique Hair Salon Otahuhu- OPENING SPECIAL with 50% DISCOUNT on all Afro products & services!!!! African Foods, Afro Products, Make-over with cosmetics for DARK SKIN, Eyebrows, Beauty Treatments, Braiding, Hair Extensions and more! Your favourite brands such as Dark & Lovely, Black Opal, KINGS & QUEENS ALL REDUCED HURRY, WHILE STOCKS LAST! Opening in March, Bookings welcomed 127 Great South Rd, Hunters Corner, Papatoetoe (next to the Uniform Shop) Ph Gloria or Martha on 262 0233 / 277 4965 or 027 210 4965 w ww.amaka.co.nz Pacific disability day A time for celebration and achievement is lined up for the Lu'i Ola Pasifika Disability Day. It's a chance for dis- abled Pacific people to celebrate their achieve- ments with their famil- ies, caregivers and com- munity. Lu'i Ola is an Auck- land interagency work- ing group comprising of representatives from the Pacific disability com- munity, Pacific disability providers and 13 govern- ment agencies. Samoan Lu'i Ola spokesman Karl Gato- loai, a wheelchair user with a degree in law and commerce, says the biggest barriers he has faced is being accepted in the community as a con- tributor rather than a burden. Lu'i Ola Auckland Pasifika Disability Day is on March 25, 9.30am to 1pm at Malaeola Com- munity Centre, 16 Wao- kauri Place, Mangere. Call Vaka Tautua on 0800-825-282. Rubbish collectors get cut up Residents are being reminded to take extra care when get- ting rid of sharp objects after a spate of injuries to Auck- land's rubbish collectors. Glass thrown out in rub- bish bags in west Auckland and the North Shore has left dusties with severe cuts to their legs and arms, says council solid waste manager Jon Roscoe. Mr Rosoe says residents are responsible for the safe disposal of broken glass and sharp objects. Those who fail to do so can be prosecuted for breaching council bylaws. Ideally glass and sharp items should not be put into rubbish bags, Mr Roscoe says. But if they're only small pieces, the glass or metal should be wrapped in news- paper or cloth at least five centimetres thick and then taped to make sure it doesn't come loose. Larger pieces or amounts of glass and other large sharp or pointed items should instead be taken to local transfer stations for dis- posal.'' Medical syringes and needles should go into an approved disposal container immediately after use and then taken to a medical cen- tre for disposal, Mr Roscoe says. For advice about safe dis- posal of sharp objects, phone council's call centre on 301-0101. Principal ready for change By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Community minded: New Mayfield Primary School principal Wayne MacGillivray wants to make his school a bigger part of the community. Photo: TROELS SOMMERVILLE Every morning he stands out- side greeting parents person- ally. They need to know who I am,'' says Mayfield Primary School's new principal Wayne MacGillivray. It's all part of his goal to get the Otara school to become a bigger part of the community. The community's ready for change, the school's ready for change, he says. If a school itself is a posi- tive environment then it can itself become an agent of change.'' Mr MacGillivray came from Kelston Deaf Education Centre to Mayfield to take up his first principalship. Under his tutelage he wants the students to take positive experiences from school and apply them to their lives outside. His goal is to instil in the children a belief that their dreams are achievable using past students such as Len Brown, Ruben Wiki and Manu Vatuvei as role models to look up to. They are part of some- thing more than just the roads around here.'' One of his first orders of business is to open a bi- lingual unit in the school. He speaks three languages -- English, Maori and Samoan -- as well as learned sign language. Language and culture are inseparable, he says, and they should be part of what the students are learning at school. Our kids go out and live 18 hours a day in their world so their language needs tobeapartofwhatwedo here. Mr MacGillivray also supports the national standards scheme imple- mented by the government. It sets a benchmark for students to aim for, he says. There's no reason why kids from any school wouldn't be achieving these stan- dards.''
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