Western Leader : November 30th 2010
6 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS Do you teach or train adults? 7570 000103 Subs There are increasing demands on people's literacy and numeracy skills at work, at home and in the community. Our programmes aim to meet these demands by assisting educators and trainers to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of adult learners. Manukau Institute of Technology offers flexible part-time and online distance education options. Programmes are suitable for those who wish to begin their career in literacy and numeracy education or for those working as adult educators who wish to develop their knowledge and skills further. National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Educator) National Certificate in Adult Literacy and Numeracy Education (Vocational Tutor/ Lecturer or Workplace Trainer) Contact us now for a complete list of programmes or more information. Faculty of Education and Social Sciences www.manukau.ac.nz | firstname.lastname@example.org 0800 62 62 52 APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 Online qualifications now available IN BRIEF Abduction attempts Police have arrested a man following two attempted abductions in Te Atatu South last Monday. Detective sergeant Eugene Pickett says a woman was approached by a man on Roberts Rd at 8.30pm on Monday night last week. He grabbed her and tried to force her into the vehicle but she ran away. A man fitting the same description was seen soon afterwards following a young woman into a nearby video store. He asked her to come home with him. When she declined he grabbed her arm and tried to lead her away. Collectors call Surf Life Saving NZ is looking for collectors in west Auckland for National Jandal Day on December 3. If you're able to help, contact maddy.white@ surflifesaving.org.nz or 303-9342. This year marks 100 years of Surf Life Saving in New Zealand. Litvak Attack will rock the airbase By STEPHEN FORBES Go girls: West Auckland rock band Litvak Attack is taking its hard-hitting sound to Whenuapai airbase pre-Christmas party. From left: Keri MacKinnon, Alana Gordon, Ally Lamb and Karyn Cairns. All-girl rock band Litvak Attack are bringing their sound to Whenuapai airbase. The Big Night In Concert is for members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force on December 8. And it's a fitting gig for the west Auckland band con- sidering its name. The group is named after Lydia Litvyak, a Soviet female fighter ace who flew during World War II and gained a reputation for her daring exploits. She was said to have painted white lilies on each side of her plane and the decorations became well known by German airmen who were keen to avoid the ace pilot. She was just 21 when she was killed during combat in 1943. Drummer Ally Lamb says the band was formed about four years ago. Our manager Jason Backhouse was a fan of The Runaways and wanted to put together an all-female group,'' Ally says. He auditioned all the band members and the girls chose the name. Ally says she joined the band in after playing another all-girl group she joined in high school called The Fee. But she says joining Litvak Attack was a challenge. It was a huge step up for me,'' she says. They were all listening to a lot of music I'd never heard of before.'' The band released an EP earlier this year called After- shock. The band is comprised of Ally on drums, guitarist Keri MacKinnon, vocalist Alana Gordon and bass player Karyn Cairns. Three members are from Kelston while Ally is from east Auck- land. Ally says being in an all- female group isn't easy. We have to work twice as hard to be taken seriously. We're working on a whole bunch of new material at the moment and we're planning to release that next year. So next year will be a big year for us.'' Go to www.litvakattack.co.nz for more information. Go online to www.westernleader. co.nz to see Litvak Attack perform.
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