Western Leader : February 3rd 2011
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The record was set by the pair in New York's Times Square on Janu- ary 14, who came first equal with a competing couple from Nepal. Mr Galpin was part of the first team to hold the world record in 2006 with a time of nine hours and 19 minutes. Since then it had been superseded many times and previously stood at 15 hours, 30 minutes -- less than half the time of their winning effort. This was the biggest news story around the world that week,'' Mr Galpin says. It's been incredible. Amazing.'' In preparation for the handshaking compe- tition the Aucklander wrapped his bare arms in ice packs while shak- ing a bottle of sandwich spread vigorously all day long. Mr Purdon was partnered up with him just weeks before the event. I had about 10 days to train. I've got three kids so was on holiday with the beer, the bach and the barbecue,'' he says. Mr Purdon says his arm could have kept going but it was the sleep deprivation and the need to concentrate that made Team Nepal and Team New Zealand decide to end their handshakes and share the world record equally. See www.western leader.co.nz for the grand finale. Seeing the real world By CATHERINE HEALY Business broker: Paula Laird liaises between businesses and west Auckland secondary schools to find work experience for senior students. Photo: CATHERINE HEALY ' You're giving students a real world experience that cannot be replicated in the classroom. ' Paula Laird Gateway broker At 17 it's hard to know what you want to do with your life. The Gateway pro- gramme is giving west Auckland teenagers the chance to try their dream job before committing to further study, training or an employment contract. The scheme is funded by the Tertiary Edu- cation Commission and run by the Auckland Council. Paula Laird is the Gateway broker for west Auckland schools and is keen to hear from busi- nesses that could host students this year. She finds work placements for students with suit- able businesses. They apply towards theendofyear12or13 for a placement the fol- lowing year. They give their top three choices and their school goes through a selection pro- cess before I interview them all,'' she says. Using Gateway simplifies the process for business owners. It means they're not being phoned up by lots of students looking for work experience -- they just deal with me and they know I will place the appropriate student with them.'' Students work one day a week in return for NCEA credits rather than money, over 10 to 12 weeks. Early child- hood education, nursing, the auto industry, work- ing with animals, avi- ation and hairdressing are popular choices. We rely on the good- will of businesses to make this work. It shows them what the real world of work is like. You're giving students a real world experience that cannot be replicated in the classroom.'' Some Gateway students are offered apprenticeships or employment as a result of their placement. For businesses it's a try before you buy'' opportunity for potential employees.'' Mrs Laird says the job brings her great satisfac- tion. You really see the students mature, they stand taller. I had one really sporty guy who was into rugby. He didn't know what he wanted to do with himself. I sent him to a school to see what it's like to be a PE teacher. He saw the influence his presence had on the younger boys who were in trouble. He came back saying, I'm going to be a teacher'. When they know where they're going they lift their grades -- it's all about achievement.'' Call Mrs Laird on 839-0880.
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