Western Leader : February 9th 2012
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I Duration: 20 weeks Location: Whakatāne and Tāmaki Makaurau Start Date: S1: 13/02/2012 S2: 16/07/2012 Finish Date: S1: 01/07/2012 S2: 02/12/2012 Applications Close: S1: 23/01/2012 S2: 25/06/2012 Tuition Fee: Nil* * pp N P FI REEGAN TAMIHANASIMICH Ngāti Kahungunu I'm surprised I'm enjoying myself so much, being in class and doing the work. I didn't enjoy school at all. It comes down to the people. The teachers are way more friendly and accessible. The work is easier to understand -- the whole experience is better. Oversight costs fishers' lives By VANITA PRASAD Every year west Auckland fishermen take to rocky and rugged coastlines in the hope of a good catch. But many don't wear lifejackets. It's an omission that continues to cost people their lives. West Auckland father Michael Webster died on January 10 while he was fishing on a remote, rocky point overlooking Homunga Bay with friends near Waihi Beach. He was dragged out to sea by a freak wave and was not believed to be wearing a lifejacket. Surf Life Saving New Zealand Northern Region in partnership with Water Safe Auckland and Auckland Council conducted a survey through- out January of dangerous rockfishing locations in west Auckland. Karekare lifeguard Ollie Irwin visi- ted known rockfishing sites to survey anglers and look into their behaviour. Northern region manager Tom Bur- gess says being able to visit remote rock fishing spots has meant it's reached a wider survey group. By identifying the high risk groups we can go back to the community using the best ways to target them and deliver messages on how to keep safe,'' he says. Mr Burgess says multilingual signs and pamphlets will be part of the awareness campaign. There are a lot of people who are new to the country who don't realise how strong the currents are here.'' People fishing off rocks should always wear a lifejacket, check the weather, surf and tide conditions before heading out and wear light, warm clothing and sport shoes, not boots. Always take a cell phone. Arvo of jazz in vines By STEPHEN FORBES Lazy afternoon: Vocalist Leza Corban will be performing at this year's Jazz in the Vines concert at Henderson's Davis Funerals on February 12. Hospice West Auckland is holding its annual Jazz in the Vines fundraising concert in Henderson on Sunday. This year's event will feature vocalist Leza Corban and a star- studded band and will be held at Davis Funerals in Central Park Drive from 2pm to 5pm. Ms Corban has lent her vocal skills to songs by various New Zealand artists over the years, from Moana and The Moa Hunters and 3 the Hard Way to Greg Johnson and Jan Hellriegel. She also sang lead vocals on Strawpeople's 1995 APRA Silver Scroll winning song Sweet Dis- order. Ms Corban has put together a band especially for the Jazz in the Vines concert which will feature Berklee College of Music graduates Lucy Graves and Matt Sadgrove on keyboards and bass and drummer Johnny Bradfield. She says it's great to help a good cause like hospice. It will be a nice, chilled-out afternoon.'' Hospice West Auckland chief executive Barbara Williams says it's shaping up to be a great event. We're so excited to have Leza Corban supporting us and it's wonderful that the community is getting behind us in this way.'' She says the setting will be pleasant and relaxed. Jazz in the Vines is about working together, doing some- thing a bit different and having fun.'' Hospice West Auckland provides free specialist palliative care and support for west Auck- landers with terminal or life- threatening illnesses. This year marks Hospice West Auckland's 25th silver jubilee year. Tickets are $20 and can be booked by calling 835-3557 or email henderson@davis funerals.co.nz. All proceeds will go to the hospice.
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