Central Leader : December 15th 2010
9 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 15, 2010 NEWS Improving your rail network Improving your rail network KiwiRail and its contractors will be hard at work over the summer holiday period improving your rail network and preparing it for electrification. We will be particularly busy in the CBD, Mt Albert and Meadowbank; and Papatoetoe, Manurewa and Papakura where there will be several roads closed. We understand the work will cause some disruption - it is our intention to get the work done and return the community to normal as quickly as possible. We will be working from Boxing Day until 16 January. Buses will replace trains for much of this time. For information please call MAXX, or visit www.maxx.co.nz For more on Auckland rail projects visit www.kiwirail.co.nz We thank you for your patience. 3140893AC MANAGING YOUR MEDICINES THE SMART WAY Do you take multiple medicines? Sometimes it can be difficult keeping track of what to take and when. 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New Bathroom, Kitchen, Patio or Pool Project? 3152758AE Total eclipse first for three years A total lunar eclipse, not seen for nearly three years, will be visible over New Zealand skies at from around 8.30pm on December 21. The rare event will begin before moonrise and be visible to Auck- landers as a partial eclipse, while further south the moon will rise in total eclipse. In a lunar eclipse the moon is obscured as it passes through the earth's shadow and a total lunar eclipse can only occur during a full moon. On December 21, the sun will set at 8.36pm and mid-eclipse will take place at 9.17pm. Stardome astronomer Grant Christie says the eclipsed moon is likely to appear copper-coloured. It's caused by a scattering of sunlight as it passes through the earth's atmosphere, removing the blue light and passing mainly the red, some of which illuminates the moon. You will need a clear eastern horizon to be able to see it though.'' He suggests a high vantage point like One Tree Hill will provide the best chance to see it. Auckland's Stardome Observatory will have telescopes set up to view the eclipse and is expecting large crowds of amateur stargazers. Special eclipse shows will also be available at the planetarium, visit www.stardome.org.nz or phone 624-1246 to book. Pupils take to recycling By HANNAH SPYKSMA Backstage: Students at Sunnydene School prepare to showcase their art and recycling projects. From left: Anas Ameen, Thulasi Rajenthiran, Aki Tang, Setu Kilipati, with helpers Melissa Bauer, Siniva McCormack and Christina Newcombe. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Wearing costumes made of recycled materials, students at Sunnydene Special School took to the catwalk for a wear- able arts parade. Located in Three Kings, the school for students with intellec- tual and physical dis- abilities held its end-of- term performance this month. The day was a chance for families and the wider community to see what students have been creating this term. Focusing on recycling, the unit of work allowed pupils to see recycling in action in their local areas. The culmination of the learning was making costumes for the parade with reused materials, and then matching a musical soundtrack to go with them. Art teacher Jenny Taylor says like any good show, the biggest chal- lenge was getting every- one dressed and ready for the catwalk on time''. Ms Taylor worked on helping to bring costumes to life for the 10 classrooms. She says the parade was all about getting involved. Just having the kids take part was the best thing -- even if it was just a small job.'' Sunnydene School draws on aspects of the New Zealand teaching curriculum as well as incorporating projects, such as a recycling unit, which cross over several areas of study. We look for ways to make the curriculum meaningful for our students,'' deputy princi- pal Belinda Rowe says. This topic was able to introduce an element of fun. Students have been able to contribute to making their costumes for the wearable arts and are also learning about recycling in their com- munities.'' Ms Rowe says it is important to ensure the public has some sort of idea what happens at Sunnydene. We're a little school and many people aren't aware we're here. Our pupils are involved in the local com- munity and use the local shops and facilities, but also have many different needs,'' she says.
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