Western Leader : February 10th 2011
9 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 10, 2011 NEWS TAI PING ASIAN SUPERMARKET NOW OPEN IN NEW LYNN! New Zealands Biggest Asian Supermarket Your one-stop shop for all your grocery needs - stocking a full range of Asian groceries, fresh fruits & vegetables, frozen foods, fresh meats & fish, daily roast duck. PLENTY OF CAR PARKS OPEN 7 DAYS from 9.00am - 7.00pm 3037 Great North Road, New Lynn (Old Mitre 10 site) Phone 09 825 0448 Specials from Feb 11-13 (Friday to Sunday) while stocks last GREAT NORTH ROAD DELTA AVE VERONICA STREET LYNNMALL TAI PING Choy Sum 69¢ bunch Large Mango $1.69 ea Orion Choco-Pie (6pack) $1.99 ea USA Orange $2.69 kg Sweet Watermelon $5.00for 2 or $2.99 ea Ginger $4.99 kg Yum Yum Duck Noodle 60gm 25¢ ea Long Egg Plant $2.99 kg Lean Mince $8.99kg Beef Mince $7.99kg Snapper $7.88kg Mullet $3.88kg $18.99ea BUTCHERY FISH BBQ: ROAST DUCK $3 FREE Valid 14 - 17 Feb (Mon-Thur) when you purchase $15 or more (rice, oil, milk, phonecards, Items on special are excluded) Spend $15 or more $2.99 get a tray of No 6 chicken egg (30's) Valid (11-13 Feb) Fri-Sun one tray per 1 coupon (Not in conjunction with other special) $ Guang Dong Bok Choy 69¢ bag 0800 10 95 10 www.languages.unitec.ac.nz The Certi cate in Language Teaching enables you to teach English in New Zealand or when you travel overseas. Practical teaching skills are at the heart of the programme you practise teaching a class of adults for a total of six hours and observe experienced teachers in action. No previous teaching experience required. Course starts 8 March 2011. Enrol now Teach English overseas UNLTE300 HOME RENOVATORS NEW HOME BUILDERS SCHLAGE HAVE A SOLUTION FOR EVERY HOME TALK TO THE EXPERTS Shop where the trade shops Cnr. Central Park Drive and Clemway Place, Henderson Ph: 8371561 Fax: 8378260 SPECIALISTS IN DOOR AND WINDOW HARDWARE From traditional to very modern • Huge Range • Top Quality • Famous Brand HDL0005 Monster book fair calls for donations Donations of pre-loved books, games, CDs and DVDS are being called for in preparation for the annual Variety Monster Book Fair in July. The charity fair raises money for sick, disabled and disadvantaged chil- dren. Donations can be dropped off at 290 Great South Rd, Greenlane, between 8.30am and 5pm; or the book bus can pick them up within a 20km radius. Call the office on 520-4111. Reminders appreciated Parking wardens are giv- ing drivers an early warning under a new Auckland Transport initiative. They are giving drivers notice when their warrant of fitness or registration is due to expire. More than 1100 reminders were issued in January and the feedback has been posi- tive. Parking and enforce- ment manager Eunan Cleary says the initiative is about being proactive. The aim is to ensure owners have roadworthy vehicles that are regis- tered, rather than hit- ting them with fines instantly, he says. Auckland Transport issues around 3000 tickets a month for fail- ing to display a current vehicle licence and around 2000 for warrants of fitness. Fines can be up to $200. Straight A's for students Top marks: Nathan Hendry and Rachel Ou are part of Avondale College's first wave of students sitting Cambridge examinations rather than NCEA. Both students got straight A's in their AS Levels last year. By CATHERINE HEALY Choosing Cambridge examin- ations over NCEA proved to be a good decision for two Avondale College students. Rachel Ou, 17, and Nathan Henry, 16, took five A Level subjects in year 12 rather than the usual four. They both received straight A s in their chosen subjects last year. They are part of the first wave of Avondale College students to follow the Cambridge Inter- national Examination pro- gramme. It s run by the University of Cambridge in England and the international examinations give students a qualification that is recognised in the UK and more than 150 other countries. Nathan says 2010 was stressful at times. I had to catch up because it was my first year at Avondale and I hadn t done Cambridge in year 11. Nathan managed to fit in playing soccer, cricket, violin and bass guitar as well. Rachel says her top grades were quite unexpected. I thought I might get some B s, C s or even D s. I was very sur- prised because I was quite distracted around exam time. The school began offering Cam- bridge qualifications to year 11 students in 2009. Those students are now completing the Cam- bridge A Levels in year 13. Around a quarter of the school s students across years 11 to 13 opt for Cambridge exams over NCEA. Nathan and Rachel are both studying physics, chemistry, biology and English this year and are both planning to study medi- cine at Auckland University. Parents wanted for Triple-P study Parents with teenagers aged 12 to 14 years are invited to take part in an Auckland University researcher s study of parenting courses. The Faculty of Education is running a six-month study to look at the relevance of two Triple-P parenting programmes. Parents who volunteer for the study will need to be available for five two- hour sessions over eight weeks. Doctoral student Joanna Chu says parents will get to try the Triple P programme, learn a few useful skills and meet other parents. Teenagers will not be required to attend the sessions but will be asked to fill out a ques- tionnaire. There will be sessions held in west Auckland. Contact Joanna Chu on 623-8899 extension 83042 or email email@example.com to volunteer for the study. Visit www.education.auckland.ac.nz/ uoa/triple-p for more information.
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