Central Leader : February 4th 2010
3 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 4, 2011 NEWS numberworksnwords.com Three Kings Ph 625 8091 YOUR CHILDREN ARE AMAZING ALREADY. WE JUST HELP THEM PROVE IT. n T From New Entrant to Year 11, NumberWorks'nWords after- school tuition brings out the best in Kiwi students by: • tailoring lessons according to each individual's needs • setting achievable goals and monitoring their progress • developing our own programmes using only qualified Maths and English experts numberworksnwords com n Maths & English FREE ASSESSMENT BOOK NOW! Rugby World Cup team captained by Sir John Walker Supercity mayor Len Brown has announced a star- studded line-up as a draw card for this year's Rugby World Cup. The group, affectionately known as Auckland's 1st XV, includes former Silver Fern Bernice Mene, recording art- ist J Williams, broadcaster Kerre Woodham and fashion designer Trelise Cooper among other impressive names. The group will help Auck- land prepare for the tourna- ment via presentations to business groups, writing newsletters and blogs and making visits to schools and sports clubs. Members of the 1st XV will also engage the media and use their networks to spread the word. Auckland ambassador Sir John Walker has been chosen as the captain of the team, which will also include Ruben Wiki, Julie Christie, Sir Wil- son Whineray, Oscar Kigh- tley, Michael Barnett, Grant Dalton, Simon Gault, John Hart, Carol Hirschfeld and Nigel Morrison. These people all realise how important Rugby World Cup 2011 is and that we all have a role to play in ensur- ing the tournament is a suc- cess for Auckland,'' he says. With Eden Park's redevel- opment completed and our transport and waterfront plans charging ahead, we know the bricks and mortar will be ready. The focus now is about ensuring Aucklanders will be ready to welcome the world,'' Mr Brown says. Rugby NZ 2011 chief executive Martin Snedden says the 1st XV concept is a great initiative to spread the word that it's not all about rugby. Our mantra from day one has been around a stadium of four million,'' Mr Sneddon says. Keen to help Starship My Girl: Takapuna resident Brad Clark is the new chief executive at Starship Foundation and is also settling into his role as father to Kaitlin. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON LITTLE Kaitlin has only been in this world for 12 weeks but has already inspired her father to take on a new job. Brad Clark saw an advertisement for the chief executive's job at the Starship Foundation and knew he hadtoapplyforit--andhegotit. The foundation's roles include raising funds for Starship hospital. His first child with his wife Nicky was one of the major factors in applying. You walk through the Paediatric Intensive Care unit and your heart just melts, seeing these little babies hooked up to every tube imaginable. Your heart goes out to the parents. If anything happened to little Kaitlin I would know she had the best care,'' he says. He hopes he can help keep New Zealand's biggest children's hospital moving forward in the right direc- tion to provide top care for its patients. One of the biggest projects Mr Clark will be undertaking is fundraising for the level six ward for neurosurgery and neurological dis- orders. More than 2000 young patients are admitted to the ward each year. Their medical needs are met but overall care is at a basic level because of poor configuration of beds and services within the ward. Hospitals around the world are moving towards a new era of medical treatment which looks to address the medical, social and emotional needs of the patients. Mr Clark comes from a marketing and promotions background and he was the general manager at Can- Teen, an organisation that supports young people living with cancer. He has also worked for the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind. He has lived in Auckland since he moved from Canada 18 years ago. Donate to the level six rebuild pro- ject at www.starship. org.nz/donation. Mt Roskill a priority -- Wood By SCOTT MORGAN Puketapapa Local Board member Michael Wood is assuring constituents he's still committed to the Mt Ros- kill area despite being selec- ted as Labour's candidate for the Botany byelection. Mr Wood says the Botany campaign will only affect his role as a local board member for five weeks because he's got no chance of winning. Botany is a strong National seat that I'm not goingtobeabletowinasa Labour candidate. It's not going to be something that pulls me away from Mt Ros- kill.'' Despite admitting defeat before the votes have been cast, he says there are plenty of good reasons to stand. It's the opportunity to campaign on issues I care about.'' But the father-of-two admits he's going to be spreading himself thin throughout the campaign. It will certainly soak up a lot of my time. I'll be running myself pretty hard over that five-week period.'' Puketapapa Local Board chairman Richard Barter says he doesn't have a prob- lem with Mr Wood standing in Botany. He's a person with huge ability and political experi- ence. Michael's obviously got his eyes set on aspirations for central government -- it's a noble aspiration for anyone to have. He's said to me he will cover the bases and I take him at his word.'' Mr Wood grew up in the eastern suburbs and stood unsuccessfully for Labour in Pakuranga at the 2002 and 2005 general elections. He wouldn't comment on whether he'd seek a place on Labour's list at the general election, which Prime Minis- ter John Key has announced will take place on November 26.
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