Central Leader : March 2nd 2011
15 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 2, 2011 NEWS New Zealand’s greatest achievers share the common trait of having a focus and determination to succeed. Something we see every day in our students. At ACG Senior College, we appreciate the importance of environment, excitement and encouragement to the growing mind. Catering only for Years 11 to 13, everything we do is designed to stretch our students beyond the limits of any ordinary education - to foster self-reliance and help them redefine their own unique key to a life of success and achievement. As well as the internationally recognised Cambridge academic curriculum, we pride ourselves on having state-of-the-art resources and teaching staff who embrace the challenge of realising each student’s potential. We don’t believe greatness can be taught. It is a path each individual must find. We do believe the path starts at ACG Senior College. 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Visit our website www.toastmasters.org.nz to find a club near you or call 0800 PEOPLE (736753) Improve your communication skills Develop your leadership skills Sharpen your thinking and listening skills Build your self-confidence qa qa qa qa TRY TOASTMASTERS TODAY FREE THIS MONTH - OPEN CLUB MEETINGS DURING MARCH 3426466AA814744cp Phil Goff MP Mt Roskill Available to help constituents 503a Mt Albert Rd Three Kings Phone 624 2278 Fax 624 1058 Smokers needed for health study Auckland University is looking for volunteers to participate in a health study which will look at the effects of brief periods of exercise on a smoker’s short- term desires to give up the habit. PhD student at the university’s clini- cal trials research unit Vaughan Roberts says they want to know what the mechanisms are behind exercise provid- ing relief from cravings. For the research to be successful Mr Roberts and his team are look- ing for 50 volunteers to participate in their study. ‘‘We are inviting smokers who are not taking part in exercise to join the study,’’ he says. ❚ Visit www.smoking andexercise.get participants.com for more information. On to Mangere by foot or bike Cycling and walking paths built as part of the State Highway 20 Manu- kau Harbour crossing project are open. Transport Minister Steven Joyce officially opened the links at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 20. The links total 3.5km and connect Mangere Bridge and Onehunga across the Manukau Harbour. Auckland councillor for Manukau Alf Fili- paina joined Mr Joyce for the ceremony and to check out the new routes for himself. New Zealand Trans- port Agency Auckland and Northland state highways manager Tommy Parker says the pedestrian and cycling routes will benefit the Mangere Bridge and Onehunga communities and are an integral part of the project to con- struct the duplicate motorway bridge across the harbour. ‘‘The NZTA and our project partners know that the communities on both sides of the harbour have been waiting a long time for this and we’re hoping it will upgrade recreational facilities for the whole area.’’ The day was also a community celebration and the ceremony included placing a time capsule into the recently completed duplicate motorway bridge. The capsule will be opened in 2061 and con- tains memorabilia from the construction of the bridge. Sunday’s celebration was the final official milestone for the $230 million Manukau Har- bour crossing project which opened seven months ahead of sched- ule in August 2010. The new duplicate bridge on the southwest- ern motorway is part of the western ring route. WHAT’S INVOLVED The new cycle and pedestrian links in- clude: ● A 500-metre section from Queenstown Rd to Orpheus Drive ● A 100-metre section that improves the link between the Old Mangere Bridge (ped- estrian bridge) and the existing Wai- karaka Cycleway (Onehunga) as well as a new section of board- walk ● A 300-metre section along the Coronation Rd causeway ● A 1300-metre sec- tion through the Waterfront Rd Re- serve to Mahunga Drive (Mangere Bridge) ● Safety and lighting improvements to the Onehunga Mall under- pass, along with new paths through One- hunga Lagoon and around the Onehunga Harbour Rd foot- bridge. Writers to help out Fifty-five writers are being sought by the New Zealand Society of Authors for an event on March 25 to raise money for the Red Cross earth- quake appeal. The event would re- quire the group of writers to read from their work at a library in Auckland. The society and the Auckland Coun- cil libraries are appeal- ing for Aucklanders to get on board and help fundraise to help those in need. The Writers’ Read will take place at 6pmonMarch25ata library near you. Email director@nz authors.org.nz.
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