Central Leader : November 19th 2010
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The St Paul s College head prefect is one of 48 scholars selected to receive an Auck- land University Chancellor s Award. The scholarship, worth $20,000, is offered to top Maori and Pacific Island secondary school seniors intending to enrol in a full- time degree programme at the institution next year. I kept praying I d get one. When I got home and saw the envelope on my bed I was really nervous to open it up. Then I saw the words offer and scholarship and I ran outside and just started jumping up and down. The 18-year-old, who is of Tongan descent, admits he has plenty to be excited about but says it s a balancing act between studying in the library and training on the sports field. As well as leading his school peers, studying for his NCEA scholarship exams in statistics and geography and playing second row for the Ponsonby school s first XIII league team, John has been picked up by the Junior Warriors squad. The team recently took out this year s Toyota Cup in Sydney -- the first title the club has won in its 15-year history. It was awesome. My par- ents are firm with me though, education has to come first. They have been my drive since I started school. Recent work experience in a hospital theatre has encour- aged the Pt Chevalier resi- dent to train in medicine with an interest in orthopaedic surgery. Next year he plans to tackle health science while he continues to play for the Jun- ior Warriors, much to the delight of St Paul s principal Mark Rice. We ve had a lot of good things happening but John is the icing on the cake. He s not just the glamour sport boy, he s been a positive influence on the school, super organ- ised and really humble as well. This is just reward for his disciplined approach. We are very proud of him as this is a very prestigious achieve- ment. Other successful recipients from central Auckland schools include Jessikha Leatham-Vlasic and Serene Timoteo from Auckland Girls Grammar School, Hiwa Baker-Sheath from Auckland Grammar School and Ashley Hulme and Laughton Matthews from Avondale Col- lege Dilworth School s Denholm Miller and Ikani Finau also received scholarships as did Abby Hauraki and Riah Mildenhall from Epsom Girls Grammar School, Richard Ngata from Mt Albert Gram- mar School, Codesa Afele from Mt Roskill Grammar School, Joshua Ioelu and Jordyn Morgan from One- hunga High School, Esther Maihi and Toesulu Tone- Fitzpatrick from St Cuth- bert s College and Rereaute Tamanui from Western Springs College. U2 concert will keep trains humming along By RHIANNON HORRELL U2 fans are being urged to take care around the One- hunga train line with thou- sands expected at Mt Smart stadium next week. The line was reopened in September and Auckland Transport is expecting up to 12,000 people to head to each of the highly-anticipated con- certs by train next Thursday and Friday. This will be in addition to the usual 3000 commuters who use the southern line during the after-work rush. Auckland Transport opera- tions manager Mark Lambert says buses and trains will be the best bet for those heading to see U2 and wishes to remind fans about train safety. People who have been to events at Mt Smart in the past may have walked on the tracks. However with the rail line now open this is extremely dangerous. Although speed restrict- ions will be in place people should use their common sense and stay off the rail lines. All pedestrians and motorists should take care in the area, he says. Special event buses and trains will be free for those with pre-purchased tickets and fans will be asked to show these again for the return journey. Train services are sched- uled to leave for Britomart every five to seven minutes after the concerts to deal with the large numbers. The free trains, in addition to usual services, will be available across the Auckland network from midday until 2am on both days and the free bus services will run to and from the North Shore busway stations, the central city and out to Manukau, Botany and Pakuranga.
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