Central Leader : February 11th 2011
7 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 NEWS Waiheke Island -- there's no better place to live your life. Enjoy your piece of paradise and more at Waiheke Retirement Village Waiheke Retirement Village 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is nestled on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. With Villa prices starting from $320,000 you can have the added certainty, confidence and support that comes with a LifeCare Residences Village, and enjoy retirement -- island style. In fact, once you are living in your comfortable, easy-care Villa, you will have even more time to spend with friends, a great community and on your favourite pastimes. To view Villas for sale and to find out how easy it is for you to get the most out of life, call Libby today on 372 2820. If you have a SuperGold Card or have an ARTA approved Senior Citizen ID Card you can travel for FREE on Fullers' ferries from 9am weekdays, all day weekends and public holidays. And if you call Libby to make an appointment she will be more than happy to pick you up from the Ferry terminal at Waiheke Island. CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP energi _10706C 0800 10 95 10 www.languages.unitec.ac.nz Advance your English skills in English as an Additional Language UNLAN160a Do you already speak English quite well? The Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language can help you become even more fluent in English. It will enhance your English language skills, increase your job opportunities, and equip you with the skills and confidence for further study. You will learn to speak and write English fluently, accurately and confidently in both formal and informal contexts. Full-time or part-time study options available. Starts 7 March. Enrol now. New Stock in Store for all your flooring needs! Ph: 09 845 4838 fax: 09 845 4837 Mob: 021 998 008 www.greenforestfloor.com 2/2 Wagener Place, Mt Albert, Auckland • Laminate floor • Bamboo floor • Engineered floor • Timber floor Spa suit design is one in a gazillion By RHIANNON HORRELL Bright idea: Inner city resident Jake Williams has been selected as a finalist in the ASB Gazillionaire competition. Jake has dreamed up a zip-up spa suit which would be heated by a generator for at-home use. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Forget traditional spa pools -- inner city resident Jake Wil- liams has a much better idea. The 12-year-old has been named as a finalist in the ASB Gazillionaire compe- tition for his idea to create an at-home spa suit -- allowing a portable spa experience while sitting, standing or even while lying on a bean bag. He says it would be a zip- up suit that doubles as a water tank and would be attached to a power gener- ator. It bubbles out of the top. I just thought of it randomly. The Auckland Normal Intermediate student was watching Spongebob Square- pants on TV one afternoon last year and saw an ad for the contest during a break. He entered in December and was surprised to be selec- ted. So I entered and then they rang me and said I was in the top 20 -- I was stoked. To enter Jake had to create a one-minute video describing how the suit would work and he is now appealing for votes. I just talked about it and described it. It would be a thick plastic suit with a plug at the bottom. Jake says there is a possi- bility of constructing the spa suit but would like to refine the design. If he s awarded a portion of the $21,000 prize money he says there s some Mario video games he would like to buy despite his family hoping he will save it. His father Marc Williams says videos from the 20 finalists are up online and they have battles to see which videos are the most popular. Jake s family says there s a possibility that creativity runs in the family -- Mr Wil- liams is an architect and his partner works in finance. Mr Williams is not sure where the spa suit idea came from but says Jake enjoys swimming and they visit the Pt Erin and Parnell pools. Jake comes up with lots of cool ideas, he says. The prize money will be divided between the finalists and Jake is currently sitting in sixth place. Voting closes today. Head to www.asb.co.nz, click on 'help create a future' and then 'face off now' to see Jake's video entry. Upgrades will rejuvenate Two busy city streets are to be upgraded and work will start this month. The Auckland Council is plan- ning to move ahead with construc- tion work on Lorne St to improve the area outside the central city library and on Kitchener St, between Wellesley St and Khartoum Place. Council chief planning officer Roger Blakeley says the projects are part of a 10-year transformational programme which started in 2004 to make Auckland more pedestrian friendly. Since the start of city centre upgrades a number of streets have been successfully rejuvenated and are better environments for people to walk in. They include Queen St, Vulcan Lane, Lower Khartoum Place and St Patricks Square. The Lorne St upgrades will mean pedestrian access only and on Kitchener St the road will remain open at all times with the exception of weekend work. Visit www.aucklandcouncil.co.nz/ cbd for more information.
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