Western Leader : November 25th 2010
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Auckland - Whakatane - Whangarei NO FEES CERTIFICATE COURSES SPACES ARE LIMITED! enroling now One of the highlights this year for Jacqueline Kumeroa (Ngāti Pūkeko, Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Āti Haunui-a-Paparangi) was receiving a scholarship for the Bachelor of Humanities. "It paid for my tuition for the whole year. One of the things that was preventing me from studying was paying back the loan knowing we re in a recession," Jacqueline said. She is enrolled in the Bachelor of Humanities at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi based in Whakatāne. She is in the rst intake for the new program introduced this year that o ers a number of choices. Multimedia graphic design is one of the degree majors that students can pursue. Jacqueline has in the past completed a number of certi cate courses through a number of tertiary providers and realized to be earning a better salary she needed to be doing a higher quali cation. "I thought it was time to study so applied for the Bachelor of Education. By chance the Bachelor of Humanities came up and I liked what it o ered, with multimedia, the arts and the fact it had that Māori component, so I applied." Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, is located in Whakatane but has a rapidly growing campus in Auckland. Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi has announced a major scholarships package. This year the scholarships are aimed at encouraging Māori and Pasi ka youth into the degree programmes. "A key goal of the Wānanga is to improve the number of younger Māori and Pasi ka who complete degrees" said CEO Distinguised Professor Graham Smith. "So we ve designed and launched a package of scholarships targeted at school leavers". There are 24 school leaver scholarships in the Bay of Plenty and 30 in the Auckland area. "Applicants can be applying for any of the Wānanga s degrees" said Marketing Manager Marjorie Ramsay. "Given we re really only a couple of years old in the Auckland area, this is a huge boost for students wishing to enrol with us in 2011". There are also scholarships that target speci c programmes. For the multimedia course there are two scholarships. An example of this is the multimedia Bachelor of Environment Studies degree where there are 20 full fee scholarships available. "Science is crucial to many Māori especially with most treaty settlements being about land, sheries, rivers and forests" said Dr. Paul Kayes, director of the newly established Science Institute at Awanuiārangi. "The Environment Studies degree hasthree themes -- sheries management, freshwater science and land-based science and resource management". For applications and information go to www.wananga.ac.nz or email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org or freephone 0508 926 264 AD181_ SCH_TAM Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi scholarships help to learn & Health well-being Advertising Feature Last drinks for the Aurora Had to go: Avondale-Waterview Historical Society president Lisa Truttman says the old Palace Hotel was a patched- up array of lean-to buildings, additions and changes. It might just be time, dodgy design and a bit of God's wrath at prosti- tution, but the end of the Palace or Aurora Hotel in downtown Auckland was somewhat inevi- table. That's the view of his- torian Lisa Truttman who has charted, among other things, the life and times of what was once a glorious pub trade on the western ridge over- looking Queen St. It's a sad moment really, but it had to hap- pen, it couldn't have stayed.'' Miss Truttman, presi- dent of the Avondale- Watervidw Historical Society, says the whole thing was a patched-up array of lean-to build- ings, additions and changes which would probably be outlawed these days. It started out, she says, as a small corner hotel but in the 1890s there was a population and worker boom in Auckland. Rooms were added on where ever they could be, in an effort to increase the cash flow. Miss Truttman, who blogs on Auckland his- tory, said it was perhaps appropriate that the pub came apart just as it was being prepared for yet another population boom -- Rugby World Cup men wanting to visit a brothel. She said many old and even new building exteriors cracked but she did not know what brought the Palace down. It could be anything really, vibration from the road, age, anything.'' For a large period of its recent life, the build- ing had been neglected and received little main- tenance. The original hotel was wooden, dating back to around 1852. A famous Irish publi- can, Paddy Gleeson, said to have fought in the battle of Eureka Stock- ade in Australia, took it over and bowled it. He owned many of the bars on the ridge, includ- ing the upmarket Empire Hotel, the bar of choice to the stars of tele- vision. Miss Truttman has the original agreement Gleeson signed with the original owner in which it was agreed that at Gleeson's expense, own cost and charges erect build and complete for occupation and use upon the said parcel of land a two-storey messuage or Hotel in substantial accordance with the plans, elevations and specifications already submitted between the said parties hereto''. Messuage is not a typo of massage; in those days messuage'' usually meant a dwelling house complete with land and outbuildings. It was two storeys -- then it somehow became three. Gleeson leased the hotel to Moss Davis in 1891, so it followed from there that it became a Hancocks Hotel, later in the name of the Captain Cook Brewery from 1898. Dominion Breweries leased the hotel from 1936. Patrick Gleeson died in 1916, but it wasn't until around 1961 that the family finally relinquished title to the site. Miss Truttman says the building has had various owners and leaseholders since then, and various names including Paua Palace, the Palace Casino and The Palace. In 1990, Peter Shaw in Metro charted the his- tory of the city bars. The Aurora is in a sad state today. The walls of its public bar are a nicotine- stained dirty cream colour and decorated with greatly enlarged, out-of-focus rugby photo- graphs left over from the era of six o'clock closing. The Aurora's two upper floors are almost derelict except for a thin layer of white paint which has been splashed along one corridor where a few staff members have their rooms. The top floor is unfit for human habitation and there appears to be no plans to make it so.'' What's left of the Victorian era corner pubs of Auckland? The Albion is still there, across the road from Sky City on Hobson St; the Empire stands on Nelson St; and the Shakespeare, is on Albert St; the Naval and Family Hotel is on Karangahape Rd and the Edinburgh Castle is on Symonds St. Then there is the Birdcage -- once on the corner of Franklin Rd. It was put on rollers and moved to make way for construction of the Victoria Park Tunnel. It will be returned to its original site once the project is completed. Summerset scoops award Summerset Group Limited has been hailed the best in the business. Summerset's recent work in developing high qual- ity retirement housing has been recognised at an award ceremony honouring the best providers in the industry. The company has recently won a top accolade at the 12th Australasian Over-50s Housing Awards at a ceremony held in Melbourne. Summerset won the highest award in the Most Outstanding Retirement Village Management Com- pany in Australia and New Zealand 2010' category, beating off competition from numerous other organ- isations in the sector. The award caps a great year for Summerset, which is well on the way to developing some of the most innovative retirement housing options the sec- tor has seen. Summerset's alliance with Lifemark has ensured they can provide their customers with a product that meet the needs of our changing population, because it has emerged from consumer-driven need to pre- pare for an ageing population. Homes awarded the Lifemark seal of approval have 33 design features including a level entry, widened doors and passageways, all aimed at mak- ing the house accessible for everyone and easy to adapt as residents needs change over time. Norah Barlow, CEO of Summerset Group Limited, who collected the award on behalf of Summerset said: We're extremely pleased to have won this award, which underlines the difference we are mak- ing working in partnership with Lifemark and local authorities in local communities up and down the country.''
November 23rd 2010