Central Leader : March 2nd 2011
13 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 2, 2011 NEWS AUCKLAND (Inc) Meets: Mon 12.15 for 12.30pm, Stamford Plaza Contact: Don Bendall, tel: 488 9448 (H) e: email@example.com DOWNTOWN (Inc) Meets: Tues 7.15 for 7.30am, Northern Club Contact: Graham Hendry, tel: 524 5492 (H) e: firstname.lastname@example.org ELLERSLIE SUNRISE (Inc) Meets: Fri 7.15 for 7.30am, Ellerslie Convention Centre Contact: Chris Woudenberg, tel: 631 5433 (H) e: email@example.com MT EDEN (Inc) Meets: Tues 6.00 for 6.30pm, Cardrona Speights Ale House Contact: Bruce Reid, tel: 631 0042 (H) e: firstname.lastname@example.org NEWMARKET (Inc) Meets: Tues 12 for 12.30pm, Ellerslie Convention Centre Contact: Brian McMath, tel: 236 3324 (H) e: email@example.com PENROSE (Inc) Meets: Tues 7.00 for 7.15am, Ellerslie Convention Centre Contact: Bill McKinnon, tel: 576 4899 (H) e: firstname.lastname@example.org REMUERA (Inc) Meets: Mon 5.30 for 6.00pm, Remuera Bowling Club Contact: David Hunt, tel: 575 3324 e: email@example.com Do you want to play a part in your community? There's a club near you Rotary, people like you and me achieving extraordinary things tel: 0800 4 Rotary www.rotarysouthpacifc.org This communication has been made possible with the generous support of... Rotary is a world wide organisation founded over 100 years ago with 33,000 clubs in over 200 countries with a membership of 1.2 million. Rotary membership gives men and women an opportunity to forge new friendships and share the rewards of helping others through volunteer service. Each Rotary club meeting is a chance for members to socialise, network and plan service activities based on local needs. Rotary clubs often team up with international clubs to carry out meaningful service projects, enhancing cross cultural understanding. Rotary is non-political, non-religious and open to all people 18yrs plus. The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has just opened a brand new Airport Training Centre at its City Campus. The centre will be the second of its kind in the country, the first having opened at ITC's Botany Campus in 2009. ITC, a premium supplier in the airline, airport and travel and tourism industries, recently won the award for innovation at the New Zealand Tourism Awards. "We know our Airport Training Centre, where we run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real contributing factor in that, " says ITC's Marketing Director Claire Huxley. "We are always seeking innovative ways to provide our students with real-life experience, and the practical nature of the course, which focuses on careers with an airline, airport or ground-handling agent, means that our graduates ready to work in their chosen fields." The facilities are certainly something special -- ITC's huge airport training centres simulate real-world airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges, and even planes where students are trained in all aspects of in-flight service. The Certificate in Aviation course also incorporates the CODECO online check in system, currently used by 52 airlines worldwide. Students are trained to handle the stages before and during check in, check in variations and irregularities, and gate handling. Other specialist units include dealing with dangerous goods, aviation security and baggage processing. "I am learning so much about the travel industry," student Alison Harris says. "This course is grooming me for a job at the airport." There is a real confidence when you speak to the Certificate of Aviation students -- they know this is the right place for them to be. Student Helen says that after a visit to the airport "and having the staff members of Menzies Aviation comment on how everything we are learning here is relevant to a future job at the airport, it made me feel proud to have chosen to do this course and know that we are learning the right things to gain our future dream jobs." Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking 2011 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your career in the airline, airport, and travel and tourism industries by phoning the ITC team on 0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information. www.itc.co.nz ADVERTORIAL Are you ready to fly high? 3527680AA UP TO 70% OFF MOVING SALE! ONE DAY ONLY SATURDAY 5TH MARCH 9AM TO 5PM ** CASH ONLY ** SHOP NEW ZEALAND 144 NEILSON ST ONEHUNGA 622 2889 *GIFTWARE *BEAUTY *GOLFING *HEALTH *BABY *GLASSWARE The waterfront looks shipshape Contrast: Construction of the Viaduct Events Centre on Auckland's waterfront is moving ahead quickly. Half of the building will be open plan for exhibitions. Photo: JASON OXENHAM By RHIANNON HORRELL Auckland's unfinished Viaduct Events Centre is in hot demand with booking queries for events stretching out to 2017. The building is part of rapid progress around Wynyard Quarter which is dramatically changing the face of Auckland's waterfront. The scope of work includes the North Wharf complex, Silo Park, a historic tramline, a superyacht facility, several open space areas and a complete overhaul of Jellicoe St. Waterfront Auckland chief executive John Dalzell says about 1000 construction staff are based on site to see a large portion of work fin- ished for September's Rugby World Cup. He says a memor- andum of understanding has been signed with potential tenants for the North Wharf complex. It hasn't been com- missioned to compete with the Viaduct. It will feature restaurants and family eating areas. A huge component is keep- ing the historical elements including those from the marine and fishing industry.'' A set of six Golden Bay grain silos are set to remain and there are plans to light up the silos or have images projected on the sides of them. Mr Dalzell says some leases on Wynyard Point don't expire until 2016, so development of 4.25 hectares of green space, to be called Headland Park, may occur when the tenants vacate. There's been a lot of shuffling of jigsaw pieces.'' Areas of contaminated soil are being dealt with and remnants of an old boat have been found in the harbour during con- struction. The Viaduct Events Centre is on target for completion in July or August and features 14 waved roof trusses, each weighing 45 tonnes. Centre manager Craig Furlong says the venue will host Fashion Week, the Auckland Inter- national Boat Show and a number of world cup events. It's a multi-purpose events centre. We have a number of corporate clients and conferences booked. It will be a great asset.'' The three-level struc- ture features an exhi- bition and banquet space, a meeting space and catering facilities. A temporary ped- estrian and cycle bridge is also underway to link downtown Auckland with Wynyard Quarter. Waterfront Develop- ment Agency chairman Bob Harvey is looking forward to a dazzling transformation. It's long overdue. Aucklanders have miss- ed out on a spectacular waterfront.'' Mr Harvey says he is looking forward to the use of public space. People won't have to bring their wallets to enjoy it. It will be a play- ground for Aucklanders.'' See www.water frontauckland.co.nz or www.viaducteventscen tre.co.nz for information. Heritage at risk Despite fast-moving progress on Wyn- yard Quarter, con- cerns have been raised by the Art Deco Preservation Society over the future of eight character buildings in the area. Members of the society made a pres- entation to the Wai- temata Local Board last month to appeal for the board's support. The board agreed it would be mindful of growing public concern about the loss of Auckland's built character and heritage buildings and it supported the Art Deco Society and the New Zea- land Historic Places Trust. Society chair- woman Dorothy McHattie told the board only some of the buildings in the area have been deemed worthy of protection, leaving eight off the list. For the council to write this off in five minutes seems to be very unsatis- factory.'' Waitemata and Gulf councillor Mike Lee told the board it's important to protect Auckland's maritime heritage.
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