Western Leader : February 16th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 4 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 NEWS Home of IT Graduates Number 1 supporter of NZSE Call Linda on 0800 99 88 11 or Text DIPIT6@NZSE to 884 Standard TC applies New Zealand School of Education 3033 Great North Rd, New Lynn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.nzse.ac.nz Aim: The two year Diploma is the pathway course to the Bachelor of Computing and Information Sciences at Auckland University of Technology. It focuses on the theory and practice of a range of computing systems and networks, and how these systems are used to support business practices. Duration: 2 academic years Pathway to Higher Qualification: NZSE Diploma in Information Technology (Degree Pathway Course) this qualification will give students up to two full years of credit towards the AUT BCIS Degree or the Unitec BCS Degree. Career Opportunities: IT roles that relate to networking and technical support. Job Opportunities: Operational Support Technician: Computer Systems Administrator, PC Support Specialist, Network Support Technician, System Coordinator, Help Desk Operator. Enrol now for February intake! Diploma in Information Technology - (Degree Pathway Course) Level 6 Starts 27th February 2012 Speak another language » www.languages.unitec.ac.nz » 0800 10 95 10 Whether you re planning to travel overseas, would like to improve your career options, or want to speak the language of your partner, family or friends -- short courses are a great way to learn a language or brush up your skills. We o er short courses from beginners to advanced level. Classes run on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings. Short courses start 6 March 2012 at our Mt Albert campus. Enrol now. Dutch French German Italian Japanese Mandarin Samoan Spanish UNLAN147 Book in and help Read Aloud Reading aloud: Pam Fogden works on Henderson Library's Repeat Read Aloud Programme and is looking for more volunteers to help migrants learning English. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY By NICOLA MURPHY Bookworms keen to share their love of reading are in hot demand at libraries in west Auckland. Volunteers are needed for the Repeat Read Aloud programme, a collaboration between New Lynn, Henderson and Ranui libraries and Culture Company Reading 4U. The project helps migrants improve their pronunciation and listening skills by reading one-on- one with a volunteer so they feel more confident speaking English. Helpers are needed at all three west Auckland libraries running the programme. Repeat Read Aloud runs for two hours, twice a week for six weeks during each school term. The programme is free and there's never a shortage of migrants signing up but volunteers are not so plentiful. Pam Fogden works on the pro- gramme at Henderson library and says volunteers don't need any qualifications -- just patience and tolerance. Mrs Fogden has been a part of the programme for three years. It's wonderful to see the journey the participants take,'' she says. Most of them come with a smat- tering of English and you watch them change over time.'' Culture Company Reading 4U programme co-ordinator Cecilia Lindsay says it also introduces new Aucklanders to services available at libraries. Communication, community and cultural literacy are drivers for this project and we work with volunteers to make it happen,'' she says. Visit www.repeatreadaloud.co.nz or call Cecilia on 421-1811 for more information. Tree law confusion Changes to the way trees are protected in Auckland has caused confusion for some residents. From January 1 trees in the region no longer receive auto- matic protection because of changes made to the Resource Management Act. Before the law change prop- erty owners had to apply to the council for consent to cut urban trees. Under the new rules only nominated trees are protected and require permits to trim. Auckland Council has received more than 430 calls this year from people across the region asking about tree rules with most inquiring about the changes to legis- lation. Thirty calls were from Wai- takere. Changes to the rules mean west Aucklanders can now trim trees without getting council consent if they live in an urban area. In some suburbs, including Titirangi and Laingholm, there is still blanket tree protection and residents must apply to cut trees. Council spokesman John Evans says while there have been a lot of calls about trees there haven't been many examples of people flouting the rules. The council has responded to five reports in west Auckland but only one in Titirangi warranted further investi- gation.
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