Western Leader : February 2nd 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 5 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 2, 2012 NEWS Due to Waitangi Day all Auckland Council rubbish, recycling and paper collections will be one day later than usual. This will affect collections for the week starting Monday 6 February (Waitangi Day). Please see the table below for your new collection day: Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Waitangi Day OG_AC0600_SUB2 Waitangi Day rubbish and recycling collection changes Usual collection day New collection day Monday 6 February Tuesday 7 February Tuesday 7 February Wednesday 8 February Wednesday 8 February Thursday 9 February Thursday 9 February Friday 10 February Friday 10 February Saturday 11 February Normal collection schedule resumes on Monday 13 February 2012 numberworksnwords.com Henderson Ph 836 3123 New Lynn Ph 828 8090 YOUR CHILDREN ARE AMAZING ALREADY. WE JUST HELP THEM PROVE IT. From New Entrant to Year 11, NumberWorks'nWords after- school tuition brings out the best in Kiwi students by: • tailoring lessons according to each individual's needs • setting achievable goals and monitoring their progress • developing our own programmes using only qualified Maths and English experts numberworksnwords com Maths & English FREE ASSESSMENT BOOK NOW! Car collides with power pole -- two hurt Two people were taken to hospital after the car they were travelling in collided with a power pole on Saturday. The crash occurred around 2pm on Christian Rd in Swanson. The two other occupants of the vehicle were unharmed. The road was closed for around three hours while the power pole was stabilised. Police and fire crews attended and the serious crash unit are investigating. No other vehicles were involved in the collision. Confidence grows with a mentor Friendships made: Carol Murti and Jenni Gadd are part of the YWCA Future Leaders mentoring programme which needs more volunteers to help mentor young women. Photo: HINERANGI VAIMOSO By BY HINERANGI VAIMOSO Carol Murti is not an overtly confident person but she knows she's got it in her. So to do staff and friends at Carol's school who enrolled her in the YWCA Future Leaders mentoring pro- gramme for students at Kelston Girls College. And her confidence and self assurance is on the up after two years of being mentored by Jenni Gadd. There are things I can talk to with Jenni that I wouldn't be able to talk about with my friends because sometimes I'm too scared. And what if they don't understand,'' she says. YWCA Future Leaders is a four year long free mentoring programme that works with young women aged 14 to 18 years. Future Leaders has mentored more than 225 young women of 20 different ethnicities from 16 schools in west and south Auckland in a bid to help them to build con- fidence and fulfil their poten- tial as leaders in their com- munity. Dr Gadd is an environ- mental scientist with NIWA and works in central Auck- land. She has a busy schedule but makes sure to set aside an afternoon every one or two months to catch up with Carol. It's nice. We'll just go out and have a catch-up. The other day we went to the beach and just caught up on life which is nice,'' she says. It's a good way to connect with someone outside your own peer group. It's a good way of getting to know what teenagers are like these days too.'' Dr Gadd was told about the mentoring programme by a friend. She'd helped with the Girl Guides movement before but liked the idea of being able to spend one-on-one time with students. She says people need to have patience to be a mentor. It does take a while to build that relationship but it's good once you're comfort- able and know each other well,'' Dr Gadd says. She attended mentor train- ing sessions with YWCA while Carol continues to attend YWCA training days including camps and sporting activities. Carol accidentally spilled hot water on herself at the beginning of last year which left her in hospital suffering from burns down her legs. She says the accident set her confidence levels back but the encouragement and reg- ular visits she got from Dr Gadd helped restore her enthusiasm. You've got to have patience and you've got to have the ability to under- stand what the girls are going through,'' Dr Gadd says. And you've got to genu- inely care about the person you're mentoring.'' YWCA is looking for women aged between 30 and 60 to get involved as a men- tor. Go to www.akywca.org.nz or phone Kat Doughty on 375-9248 to register for men- tor training days on February 11 and March 17.
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