Western Leader : February 7th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 3 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 7, 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 ± ±± ± 4166935AI 4 4359757AA Limited places are still available for Year 9 to Year 13. Please contact the offce for an enrolment appointment or further infor mation School Offce Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm Ph: 818-6185 or email: email@example.com JOIN USATKBHS TOBEINA SCHOOLOF TEACHING AND LEARNING EXCELLENCE CONGR ATULATIONS to all our Staff and Students on the OUTSTANDING IMPROVEMENTS in our 2011 NCEA results and the CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL EXAM pass rate of 87% CONGR ATULATIONS also to Old Boys Michael Bates and Ronnie Hira on their selection for the NZ Black Caps Cricket team and CONGRATULATIONS to Staff member John Matthews on his appointment as Principal of Hato Petera College AIMING HIGH KELSTON BOYS HIGH SCHOOL A teetotaller for a month -- I'll drink to that! Going dry: Western Leader chief reporter Hinerangi Vaimoso is blogging on her efforts during FebFast. By HINERANGI VAIMOSO I m a print journalist aged 26 and of Maori and Pacific Island descent. Statistics, as well as gen- eral perception, may suggest that I like to drink alcohol and that would be correct. A few beers with the team after work is normal. A few glasses of wine over dinner is too. A tipple after working hard at the gym isn t uncom- mon either. Women should really only take in 14 standard drinks of alcohol a week and no more than three a day, according to the Alcohol Advisory Council of New Zealand. For some young people my age, 14 standard drinks is the standard level of con- sumption on a Saturday night. It s not a cheap habit. It s definitely not good for the kilo count and after 1am on Sunday morning, it s cer- tainly not attractive. Tuesday last week was my last night of freedom before taking on the FebFast chal- lenge. I polished off my last glass of red wine and got ready for a month of sobriety, all in the name of charity. FebFast began in Aust- ralia in 2007 and was started in 2011 by the New Zealand Drug Foundation with the aim of getting people to give up the drink for a month, get sponsorship from friends, family and cynics and give the money to charity after February 29. Almost 1000 Kiwis took up the challenge last year and raised $107,415 for four youth alcohol and drugs services across New Zealand. This year the money goes to Rainbow Youth, Evolve, CareNZ and ADHD Associ- ation -- and I m on board. Feel free to jump on the bandwagon by helping me not to fall off. Go to www.westernleader. co.nz to see how to support the cause and read weekly updates on how I'm going. Ready to run for Kidz First By PIP BOURKE Good cause: Pam Tregonning is running in this year's Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event to raise money for a new playground in the Kidz First hospital emergency department. Photo: PIP BOURKE THE Ports of Auckland Round the Bays event is more than just a fun day out for Pam Tregonning. A portion of the proceeds raised on the day will help make her workplace better for hundreds of youngsters visiting their sick siblings. Kidz First Children s Hos- pital plans to build a new out- door children s playground in its emergency department. Mrs Tregonning will join thousands of Aucklanders at the March 18 run doing her bit to help raise the cash. The event is partly spon- sored by Fairfax Media and its subsidiary, Suburban Newspapers -- publisher of the Western Leader. Other charities benefiting from the day include the Child Cancer Foundation, the Make a Wish Foundation and the Garden to Table Trust. It will be the sixth time Mrs Tregonning has taken part and she hopes Auck- landers will get in behind it. The South Auckland Health Foundation executive director says more than $20,000 is needed for the playground. There is an indoor play area but a place to get outside in the fresh air while supervised would be ideal, she says. Mrs Tregonning ran in last year s Port of Auckland Round the Bays with a group of around 400 colleagues and their family members. But she first took to the streets 10 years ago, around the same time she became involved with the foundation. Itwasawayformeto clear my head after a busy day s work, she says. She says she s never been sporty but running was some- thing she could enjoy and do at her own pace. When I first told my fam- ily they laughed. But you don t need lots of equipment and you can take part in the sport anywhere you go, she says. All you need is a pair of running shoes. Mrs Tregonning will join an expected 70,000 people in the 8.4km event that starts in Quay St and follows the waterfront along Tamaki Drive to St Heliers. Six-week training guides are available from the Round the Bays website at www. roundthebays.co.nz. Runners can also read about Suburban Newspapers reporter Lisa Honeybone s efforts to prepare for the event in her online blog at www.westernleader.co.nz. Entry to the run costs $10 for children (16 and under) and $15 for adults. The event starts at 9.30am.
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