Western Leader : February 10th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 2 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 10, 2012 NEWS Send your completed crossword, name & phone number to: WESTERN LEADER - CROSSWORD, P.O. Box 21167, Henderson The first correct entry drawn 15/02/2012 will win brunch for two at The Falls. The winner will be notified by phone. 4269990AH Last weeks winner: Joy Prebble, Sunnyvale Brunch for two at Ph 835 0070 Alderman Dr, Henderson Voted best Restaurant 2010 by Western Leader readers www.thefalls.co.nz Office Ph 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Claire Kenny email: edwl@snl co nz Sales Manager Julie Cooper email: julie cooper@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 66,754 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '10.) 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We apologise for any inconvenience the closure will cause during this period. Titirangi Library closure for roof replacement OG_AC0800_WL Monday, 13 February -- Sunday, 19 February Facebook - Auckland Libraries Twitter - @Auckland_Libs Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz Gay association awards teens By NICOLA MURPHY Medical future: Farran Ram says her scholarship from the Gay Auckland Business Association will make her first year easier. New challenges: High school was a challenge for transgender student Iefata Williams who received a $2000 scholarship from the Cartier Bereavement Charitable Trust. High school was a challenge for Iefata Williams and Far- ran Ram but they re excited about the opportunities awaiting them at university. Especially after they were both awarded scholarships to help with their first year. Iefata Williams is transgender and Farran Ram is bisexual and they are two of just three recipients of scholarships awarded by the Gay Auckland Business Association. Both plan to put it towards becoming doctors. Iefata is part of Kelston Kweens, a group at Kelston Boys High School supporting gay, straight, bisexual and transgender students. She receives a $2000 schol- arship administered by the association on behalf of the Cartier Bereavement Chari- table Trust, which supports people with HIV or AIDS. The New Lynn resident plans to study a bachelor of health science and is looking forward to a new beginning after facing the challenges of being a transgender student at an all-boys high school. Some people got quite negative towards me, she says. But Iefata says the Kelston Kweens were a huge support. It s about showing that we re different but we ve got talent as well. She looks forward to univer- sity but is also a little nervous because the lifestyle change will bring new challenges. She s grateful for the scholar- ship from the trust. At 17, Farran is the youngest of the scholarship recipients. She receives $3000 from GABA and like Iefata plans to study health science. The Massey resident is bisexual and has always been open about her sexuality. She too had the occasional negative reaction at high school but didn t let it get her down. Be yourself because no one else is like you. Farran says the scholarship will help take stress off the first year of study. My mum answered the phone and as soon as she knew I got it she just screamed. I was ecstatic. The scholarships are open to students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender and who have excelled in their secondary education. GABA chairperson Gresham Bradley says the panel was blown away by this year s applicants and it was difficult to choose the recipients. IN BRIEF Our winners Congratulations to Junior Apelu who won a double pass to see the movie Sione's 2: Unfinished Business through the Western Leader. Congratulations also to Eddie Colaco who won tickets to the Short + Sweet dance festival and Robbie and Lorraine Burns who won tickets to the New Zealand Classic Car Show in other reader giveaways. Jersey Boys There is still time to go into the draw for tickets to the award-winning musical Jersey Boys. The show is coming to the Civic Theatre in April and we're giving you the chance to see it for free. Double ticket winners will also get to enjoy morning tea with cast members at the Civic when they claim their prizes later this month. Email your name, address and daytime telephone details to email@example.com and you'll go into the draw. Entries close at 5pm on February 14. Jersey Boys is based on the story of The Four Seasons and features a string of hit tunes written by the group during the 1960s. It has been seen by 12.5 million people around the world with productions being staged in Broadway, Las Vegas, London and Sydney. Go to www.jerseyboys nz.co.nz for ticket information and more details.
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