Western Leader : January 20th 2011
11 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 20, 2011 NEWS EARN WHILE YOU LEARN Fit your studies around your job and family Flexible online learning Simply the BEST! Ivy Iva Qualification: Certificate in Business Administration Level 4 Position: Contracts Administrator Get qualified for a great job. ENROL TODAY! • Business • Computing • Business Administration • Freight Forwarding • Information Technology • Retail & Business • Tourism & Travel • Teacher Education BEST out performs all other education providers when it comes to delivering results for Pacific students. Visit www.best.ac.nz to see how BEST stacks up. Punk rocker joins lake race Relay run: Angelo Munro is getting ready for the 2011 Great Lake Relay for the Mental Health Foundation. By CATHERINE HEALY As the former frontman of The Bleeders punk rock band Angelo Munro found musical success at an early age. It s his gratitude for this experience that makes the 31-year-old quick to volunteer to help others. He had no hesitation in saying yes when the Mental Health Foundation asked if he would run 14km for the Great Lake Relay in Taupo on February 18. Mr Munro hopes that by raising the profile of mental health issues more sufferers will be inspired to get help. I think raising aware- ness is the biggest thing. As a teenager I went through a hard period, but I had someone in my family who went through really bad depression. It s a terrible thing. The Mental Health Foundation team will feature Mr Munro and a team of well-known ambassadors, each run- ning one of the 18 legs which total 155km. His teammates include Aidee Walker from Outrageous Fortune and Aaron Gilmore from Dancing with the Stars. Mr Munro grew up in Green Bay and Hender- son and was 22 when The Bleeders started out in 2002. They were signed to Universal Records and spent a year living in Canada before separating. Mr Munro returned to New Zealand after The Bleeders split up, got a day job and started punk band The Leeches. It s similar to what The Bleeders sounded like in the beginning -- back to the punk sound rather than rock. He also runs the alternative label Dead Boy Records. I saw Dead Boy as a chance to give back. Punk rock doesn t get a lot of exposure. Being signed to Universal pushed The Bleeders into the mainstream. I wanted to be able to give some small Kiwi bands a bit of a push too. This is the first time he s done a charity relay but Mr Munro recently ran a half marathon and trains regularly at a gym in New Lynn. After running a half marathon, 14km should be no problem, Mr Munro says. See www.relay.co.nz for information. Your own live-in lawnmower Hi, my name is Cookie and I am a well natured, inquisitive and playful little girl. I m about three months old and get along well with other goats. I can be a little timid and shy at first but once I get familiar with my surroundings my person- ality really comes out. I would make a great pet so if you have a little love, time and a patch of paddock for me to call home. In return I can offer you my services as a live-in lawnmower. I come fully vaccinated and am available for adoption for $30 from Animal Management West. We also have another two goats look- ing for homes, so if you are interested in adopting me or one of my friends then come along and meet us at Animal Management West, 48 The Concourse, Hender- son. Open 10.30am to 4.15pm Monday to Friday and 11am to 2pm on weekends.
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