Central Leader : March 30th 2011
14 CENTRAL LEADER, MARCH 30, 2011 NEWS Are you ready to fly high? 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 only the second of its kind in the country; the first is at ITC's Botany Campus. The 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. Training also incorporates the CODECO online check in system, currently used by 52 airlines worldwide. ITC has been a premium supplier in the airline, airport and travel and tourism industries for over 15 years. The college focuses on making its' training relevant to employers in those areas. "We've got great relationships with the industries we work with, and the practical nature of our courses means that our graduates are ready to work in their chosen fields," says ITC's Marketing Director Claire Huxley. "That translates into great job placement rates and a willingness from our industry partners to provide our students with onsite work experience." 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 now 0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information, or check our website www.itc.co.nz Advertorial Heading Away Overseas? 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The Affiliated Provider of radiology to Southern Cross. www.aucklandxray.co.nz • Computed tomography (CT, CAT scan) • Ultrasound scans (including ACC, 3D/4D pregnancy scans $70, shoulder injections) • X-ray (ACC, medical, immigration) • Pregnancy scans now FREE OF CHARGE for NZ residents Keep your medical costs down without compromising quality. All referral forms accepted. Immediate reporting of your x-ray/scan if required. Phone 09 638 5169 290 Dominion Rd Mt Eden (near ASB and Valentines) 3169135AC Waterview may 'deteriorate' with tunnels By RHIANNON HORRELL and HANNAH SPYKSMA Two MPs have joined the ranks of opposition at a board of inquiry hearing over the Waterview motorway con- nection. The hearing, which ran for five weeks, will decide if resource consent should be granted for the country's largest ever road tunnel proj- ect. If granted, the 4.5 kilo- metre link would connect Maioro St with the north- western motorway, completing the western ring route. Mt Albert MP David Shearer read a statement to the court and warned that Waterview could deteriorate as a result of the motorway tunnels. The major concern is that Waterview is an enclave and they don't want it to be turned into anything less desirable than an enclave,'' Mr Shearer says. We don't want to have it ghettoised, in that they felt that the stack may in fact be an optical kind of confir- mation of that.'' He says it would be prefer- able to locate the ventilation stack on the eastern side of the road where there are more trees. Mr Shearer says there's also been discussion that the type of exhaust coming out of the stack is based on Aust- ralian emission standards. I think there's a bigger question here of how we tackle our own ability to regulate exhaust emissions in New Zealand, and if that happened then some of the fears might be ameliorated, not only here but in other motorway projects around the country.'' He also told the court that Phyllis St Reserve could cre- ate a sports hub for the local community. Green Party spokesman for environment and transport David Clendon, who also presented on behalf of Green MPs Gareth Hughes and Kevin Hague, told the court the project is not a solution for the 21st century. He would like to see the Waterview project incorpor- ate better provision for public transport, better walking and cycling options and better mitigation for local communi- ties. Many more people in Auckland would cycle if they felt it was safe to do so and we believe this is a good opportunity to improve con- nectivity for pedestrians and cyclists living round the sites. Currently the proposal does little to improve that connec- tivity, and in some respects it actually makes it worse.'' Mr Clendon says one of the key functions of NZTA is to promote safe and sustainable land transport systems and he spoke to the court about mitigation and green space for locals. A decision from the hearing is expected by June 17. Hearing House 'awesome' Overcoming obstacles: Children like Evelyn van Staden will benefit from proceeds raised through Hearing Week. Toddler Evelyn van Staden is just like any other kid when it comes to playtime. But life hasn't been easy for the youngster and her parents as they work to combat speech difficulties linked to par- tial deafness. Evelyn's story is among those being used to promote the annual fundraising Hearing Week that finishes this Saturday. The two-year-old was oxygen deprived shortly after her birth and required a course of harsh antibiotics. Both factors contri- buted to her deafness and she is now fitted with two hearing aids. Evelyn is one of 20 children who attend The Hearing House -- a charity that helps deaf and hearing-impaired children listen and speak. Her mum Tracey van Staden says she has made fantastic progress since starting therapy and is now speaking in three-word sentences. She used to be about six months behind with her language and now she's about four months. Having the support of The Hearing House has been awesome. She's so much more responsive these days.'' The Hearing House provides specialised Auditory-Verbal Therapy to children who have cochlear implants or hearing aids and relies on donations in to pro- vide its services free of charge. Go to www.hearing house.co.nz for more information.
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