Western Leader : January 14th 2011
5 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 14, 2011 NEWS All courses are subject to student numbers and confirmation. Every effort has been made to ensure that the content of this advert is correct at the time of print. 0800 355 553 I www.twoa.ac.nz MANUKAU CAMPUS 15 CANNING CRESCENT, MANGERE. Ph: (09) 256 5902 ENROL NOW FOR 2011! CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND COMPUTING // LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING // LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING // LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING // LEVEL 2, 3 CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTING // LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN FIRST STEPS TO BUSINESS // LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN MONEY MANAGEMENT // LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT // LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED SMALL BUSINESS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT // LEVEL 5 CERTIFICATE IN TIKANGA MĀORI // LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN TIKANGA MARAE // LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS, FITNESS AND HEALTH // LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED SPORTS LEADERSHIP // LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN HEALTH AND FITNESS LEADERSHIP // LEVEL 4 TOI PAEMATUA RARANGA LEVEL 4, 5, 6 TOI PAEMATUA WHAKAIRO LEVEL 4, 5 L.TAM008 Artist to set up free food shop Free thinkers: Lou Lennane and Kim Paton are looking to bring a Free Store to Henderson. By TUREI MACKEY It was a success in Wellington and now the Free Store idea is coming to Henderson next month. Free Store is an all-volunteer grocery store which gives away free food products while exhibiting work from local artists. Organisers hope the food will be donated by local businesses with excessive supplies which would otherwise be thrown out. Karekare artist Kim Paton is working with Lou Lennane from the Auckland Council to set up the 30-day trial Free Store. The pair want to open it on February 14, but they are still look- ing for a location. Miss Lennane, who works in com- munity development for the council, says she heard Mrs Paton was mov- ing to Auckland and asked her to try the Free Store concept here. There is definitely a need for it out west due to the larger popu- lation and the current economic cli- mate,'' Mrs Lennane says. Miss Paton was responsible for the creation of the first Free Store in Wellington and says the project looks at society's view of need. The current view of need is you are either well off and don't need help or you need help from the foodbank,'' she says. There is this large grey area which takes in many people who might be employed but still struggle with something like the food bill. One big difference with Free Store is you don't need any require- ment to get food, you don't have to say you are poor or needy.'' She says some critics expected the Wellington venture to be hampered by customers taking more than they really needed but that did not happen. We found if you treat people with respect and make eye contact then they were responsible with how much they took,'' Ms Paton says. We never once had a problem with someone taking too much and there was no money exchanged -- it was just us saying we trust you.'' There are plans for a large chalk- board in the shop where two artists will create local work. One will be a comic artist and another will work alongside a local primary school. We don't know if the whole pro- ject will be a success but I have been blown away by the amount of inter- est from people in Waitakere.'' The pair are looking for volunteers to help them collect food donations and run the store. Email Mrs Paton at khpaton@ gmail.com or Mrs Lennane at louise.lennane@auckland council.govt.nz. IN BRIEF Waitakere walks Walking Waitakere will be making historical bush trails accessible to west Aucklanders this summer with their guided walks. A venture between HealthWest and the Auckland Council, Walking Waitakere will be taking groups through the ranges and to historic settlements. Sites include Gibbon's Timber Mill, Mokoroa Falls and the Muriwai gannet colony. The two-hour walks led by guides range from easy to medium in difficulty. The first walk on January 26 will be a trip to Black Rock Dam, one of larger kauri dams built in the Waitakere Ranges. The guided walks cost $5 per person or $10 for three walks booked at once. Walking groups are limited to 20 people. Call Kay on 837-8820. Beach patrols Police and community volunteers are joining forces to cut down on crime at popular west Auckland beaches and parks. Operation Speedo started four years ago and the Auckland Council says it has led to a drop in car-related crime in the targeted areas. It started up again this month and more than 200 community volunteers will patrol carparks at Waitakere's popular beaches, dams and bush locations in a bid to crack down on offending. ''People should always be careful about locking their cars and keeping valuables out of sight, but this scheme will give added security to reduce theft and deter opportunistic thieves,'' deputy mayor Penny Hulse says. ''We want people visiting these spots to feel safe.'' The operation runs until February 13.
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