Central Leader : January 21st 2010
7 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 21, 2011 NEWS Great reading this weekend. Don't miss this Sunday's Has our travel tradition turned traumatic? Mane event Slip, slop, slurp Where have all the good horse movies gone? Ray does summer soups BURDEN OF THE BIG OE Blue-r ibbon beauty Katie Newton's 10 favourite products SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. ESCAPE The best of travel, food, wellbeing and entertainment. ■ Annabelle White's guide to how to love leftovers. ■ Culture club -- the art of festival-going in Sydney. ■ Robyn Malcolm's new family dramas. ■ Burden of the OE -- has our travel tradition turned traumatic? ■ Mens Fashion -- Get better work shirts for 2011. ■ Mane Event -- Sunday looks to the great horse movies of old. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES, Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) WIN be in to win a $20,000 trip to the UK with The Kings Speech. IN CINEMAS 20 JANUARY 2011 WWW.THEKINGSSPEECH.CO.NZ MANUKAU AND NEWMARKET CAMPUS Gain the English language skills to live, study and work in New Zealand Certificate in ESOL These English language programme cater for students at all levels, from elementary to advanced. Full-time and part-time options available. Duration 18 weeks (7 February to 24 June 2011) Part-time evening programme (Manukau campus) Duration 9 weeks Tuesday and Thursdays, 5.30pm - 7.30pm Cost $254* *New Zealand permanent resident fee. 7563 000138 subs Do you want to improve your English? APPLY NOW FOR FEBRUARY 2011 Contact us now for a complete list of programmes or more information. 968 8748 | www.english.ac.nz It's back to business By RHIANNON HORRELL Back on track: The Penrose Business Association represents the largest business area in New Zealand and has reformed after a 10-year dormant period. Executive committee members are, from left: Ross Cohen, Stella Mathison, Steve Barlow and James Evans. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Thinking outside the box has revived the Penrose Business Association after 10 years and new members are being sought. The non-profit group represents 90 businesses in Penrose, Southdown and Te Papapa and covers Auckland's largest business pre- cinct. Executive committee member Ross Cohen says before the dormant dec- ade there were 150 members at best. It wasn't in vogue 10 years ago. It had been going 50 years until it fizzled out in the late 1990s. It was one of, if not the first, business associations in New Zea- land. For so long there's been no voice for people in the area. It'd be nice to encourage a mainstreet area and make it more of a destination.'' With the help of nine committee members the association is back on track with a view to rep- resenting a larger portion of the 2800 busi- nesses in the area and its 30,000 employees. Mr Cohen says the dis- trict encompasses a large amount of diversity which includes ex- port¨ers, business consul- tants and a limo hire outlet among other things. Everyone knows someone that could ben- efit. The aim is to get a whole lot bigger.'' At present the organis- ation is managed from a base of volunteers who share the workload. Member James Evans says the association was initially sought by the former Auckland City Council which wanted to deal with a body that represented businesses in Penrose. The association hosts business seminars, lunches, health and safety sessions, member- ship meetings and ideas for business growth. There's also quite a lot of interest in the busi- ness to business host- ings. It's quite a nice thing to be able to do.'' See www.penrose business.co.nz for more details.
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