Central Leader : December 3rd 2010
4 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 3, 2010 NEWS As part of the Government's Youth Guarantee scheme, MIT has FREE spaces for young people to study for a tertiary qualification. It means you can get the skills and qualifications for great jobs in building and construction, hairdressing, business administration and computing, hospitality, horticulture and floristry, baking, travel and tourism, mechanical engineering and more. If that sounds like you, or like someone you know, get in touch with us right now. Call us right now on 0800 YOUTH G. That's 0800 96 88 44. There are limited FREE spaces available and special criteria apply so call now, visit www.manukau.ac.nz or call in to the information evening on Thursday 9 December between 3.30pm and 6.30pm for more details. 16 and 17 year olds have the chance to study for FREE at MIT. Which means saving thousands of dollars in course fees. YOUTH GUARANTEE Thursday December MIT Information Centre, JKL Block, Gate 1, Newbury Street, Otara. Call in any time between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND COMPUTING HAIRDRESSING 7606 000112R Subs 9 INFORMATION EVENING You are invited to a Service of Remembrance and Condolence in response to the Pike River Mine tragedy Light a candle in memory of the 29 miners who have lost their lives. Gather with hope in support of their family and friends. You may wish to sign a book of condolence at the service or at any Auckland library. Everyone is welcome. Holy Trinity Cathedral, 446 Parnell Road 7pm, Friday 3 December 2010 Yarns from the coast Telling tales: Mt Roskill author Neil Coleman has put pen to paper and will launch his first book tomorrow. Coastal Yarns is a collection of short stories loosely based around events which have unfolded at New Zealand beaches. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL Nine amusing tales with a distinct Kiwi flavour have come from a school guidance counsellor who loves to write. Mt Roskill author Neil Coleman plans to launch Coastal Yarns tomorrow, a 123-page compilation of short stories which are loosely based on truth. People have learned that if they tell a story and I m there, then watch out, he says. I take simple little events and turn them into something. I ve reached an age where if you don t take a risk then what s the point? It was a visit to Awhitu Peninsula over- looking the Manukau Heads that first inspired Mr Coleman to put pen to paper. He also says some- times when he comes home from work, based at James Cook High School in Manurewa, he needs time to wind down. If I ve had a horrible day, I head down to the local beach. One day there were some hoons down there drinking and so I turned it into a story. It was a really good learning experience. I found I really like writing short stories. Mr Coleman has also picked up on stories told to him by colleagues. I work a lot with strong women, who are 40 plus, and they talk about their girls weekends. Two more books are in the pipeline too -- Sons of Orpheus and Roskill. Mr Coleman says Ros- kill touches on social issues including sibling rivalry, children being groomed online, gangs and methamphetamine use. He is reading it to some of the students at school and says they keep stopping him to launch into a conver- sation. It s the sort of issues these kids are facing. It s pretty upfront and it s a bit therapeutic, they love it. Fly fishing author and friend John Giacon met Mr Coleman through a Neighbourhood Watch group. We got talking and I m an author too. He was looking into a major book but I told him to go smaller first and he s done that. The launch of Coastal Yarns will take place tomorrow at the One- hunga Library, 85 Church St from 4.30pm. Visit www.nzbookshop. co.nz to buy the book online or see www. neilcolemanauthor.com for more information. Mr Coleman is donating $1 from each book sold to James Cook High. Jandal day flips funds to lifesaving More than 3.4 million Kiwis own a pair of jandals, and Surf Life Saving New Zealand wants people around the country to wear theirs today. In recognition of National Jandal Day people are encouraged to don their jandals and make a donation. Visit www.national jandalday.co.nz to make a donation.
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