Western Leader : January 31st 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 3 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 31, 2012 NEWS EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTRE 5 - 7 Montel Ave, Henderson (Beside Henderson Primary School) Ph: 836 3590 www.brighteyes-childcare.co.nz Limited Spaces Infant & Toddlers Centre Specials Available ± ±± ± 4166935AG $600 2 Block Combo Buy any 2 White or Wholemeal Block Loaves for only Handmade fresh every day. Thats the real difference. Receive a FREE Traditional Loaf when you buy a Chia Loaf or Ji/Ýbre Lo/IiLoaf Limit of one per person, per day. Offer valid until 13/02/12. Must present this voucher. Subject to availability. Traditional refers to white, wholemeal, country grain or lekkerbrot. No preservatives No bleached f lour No added sugar No artiÝcial colours Davis Funerals presents "Jazz in the Vines" for Hospice West Auckand "Jazz in the Vines" with Leza Corban will be held on the 12th February 2012 between 2-5pm, to raise funds for Hospice West Auckland. Tickets $20. Provided is a great venue, the Jazz, and free tea and coffee. BYO wine and food or alternatively food and wine can be purchased. For more information call us today 150 Central Park Drive, Henderson Henderson 09 835 3557 Mt Eden Pakuranga 09 638 9026 09 576 7108 Also at Nursing student's starring role By NICOLA MURPHY Star student: Nursing student Netane Takau has starred in a Unitec advertising campaign over the past year. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY Go to www.westernleader. co.nz to watch the latest instalment of Mr Takau's story. ' I expected when I returned I'd get teased a bit but my friends were really supportive. ' Netane Takau HE gets recognised in the street thanks to his part in a television campaign but nurs- ing student Netane Takau is only focused on one thing -- finishing his degree and using it for good. The Kelston resident was one of three students chosen for a Unitec campaign called Change Starts Here and has featured in four 60-second TV advertisements tracking his progress over the past year. The crew even followed him to Tonga in December where he spent a month catching up with family, speaking to high school students and teaching first aid classes. The 21-year-old is on track to graduate with a bachelor of nursing in June and is already a part-time healthcare assistant at Wai- takere Hospital. Mr Takau never considered a nursing career when he was growing up in Tonga. They think it s something females should do. I expected when I returned I d get teased a bit but my friends were really supportive. Mr Takau s aunt suggested he train as a nurse when he visited her in New Zealand and he decided to give it a go. I wasn t really into it for the first semester but then I started to learn more. Then he started to enjoy it and realise how much he could help people. Juggling his fulltime study with a part-time job and filming for the Change Starts Here campaign means Mr Takau has had a busy year. And it s not going to let up any time soon. He plans to look for fulltime work in a hospital after he graduates but would also like to return to Tonga in the future to his work in the community. He particularly enjoyed speaking to high school students and helping them see nursing as a viable career option, even for boys. They came up and started asking me questions after- wards which is good. I d love to work in a hos- pital back in Tonga or be involved at the nursing school there. Unitec marketing and com- munications executive direc- tor Jeanette Paine is pleased with how the campaign has progressed. What people are respond- ing to so positively is the authenticity of having real students tell their own stories about how studying at Unitec is changing their lives. That s certainly the case for Mr Takau. Nursing has its own challenges but it s a good job and it helps your family too. New Lynn roading upgrade work continues By STEPHEN FORBES New vision: An artist's impression of the redeveloped McCrae Way looking from New Lynn's Memorial Drive. The merchants' quarter is on the left with the library on the right. The redevelopment of New Lynn is set to go full steam ahead in 2012. McCrae Way is turning into a shared space as part of the new town plan with new connections to Great North Rd and Totara Ave. McCrae Way will also join Totara Ave West through a new lane which will be named after the late New Lynn mayor Jack McCorquin- dale. The developments are the latest in a long line of major projects taking place in New Lynn. They include the award-winning transport interchange, the Totara Ave shared space and the Clark St extension. Auckland Council an- nounced plans last year to redevelop the area near the existing bus terminal to cre- ate a new merchants quarter in partnership with Infratil. The $35 million project will include more than 7000 square metres of commercial floor space, a two level medi- cal centre and covered public parking. Auckland Council will pro- vide $15.5m in funding for the development which is expected to be completed later this year. Whau Local Board chair- man Derek Battersby says the town centre s redevelop- ment is a triumph for the community. The difference these projects are making to New Lynn is remarkable and we are well on our way to being able to cater for the signifi- cant population growth pro- jected for this area in the next 50 years, Mr Battersby says. We can look forward to liv- ing in a modern, vibrant and pedestrian-friendly town cen- tre with strong and consist- ent design, a mix of living, working and civic spaces and a growing economy. Auckland Transport is also planning to upgrade Delta Ave and Great North Rd between Clark St and Mem- orial Drive to create a more pedestrian-friendly town cen- tre environment this year.
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