Central Leader : January 9th 2013
www.centralleader.co.nz 10 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 9, 2013 NEWS Subscribe or renew today from just $1.95 per week* SUBSCRIBE & SAVE It s just not a without the Sunday S S S S S Su u u ub b bs scri ib b be or rene ew to od day yf f f fr r r ro o o o omj j j ju ust t SAVE off the cover price 35% *For terms and conditions visit: sundaystartimes.co.nz/subscribe. Total subscription price is $101.40 for 12 months. To subscribe visit sundaystartimes.co.nz/subscribe OR call 0800 SUNDAY (786 329) S ! sign up to any fitness membership of 6 months or more & pay nothing for 30 days! Join in january and get your first 30 days free! O er valid on both cash and direct debit memberships. Terms & Conditions apply. Find out more: Cameron Pool 53 Arundel St, Mt Roskill Ph: 09 624 6058 www.cameronpool.co.nz No plans to slow down Hard worker: Hillsborough teenager Kerry Mackereth wins a special award for community service presented by mayor Len Brown. Photo: NICOLA TOPPING After years of charity work and picking up a string of awards, high-achieving teenager Kerry Mackereth could be forgiven for taking a break this year. But the former Diocesan School for Girls student, who has been volunteering since the age of six, has no plans to slow down as she heads off to university. The Hillsborough resident was named dux of the school after graduating in December and pic- ked up a $50,000 scholarship for Auckland University. She was also presented with a special award for her achieve- ments as Community Service Pre- fect after helping to raise more than $13,000 for World Vision and setting up a school branch of the Twinkle Child Foundation which helps hospitalised children. Ms Mackereth has received aca- demic honours and a board schol- arship every year since enrolling in the school in 2008. After enjoying a well-deserved break this summer, the keen vol- unteer plans to continue with charity work while studying law and political science. Helping others has always been really important to me and I am really keen to get involved with some of the service groups at Auckland University, she says. Last year, Ms Mackereth was chosen from students across New Zealand to receive a national award recognising young women for their leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes. Youngsters kept on musical toes Promising musicians will have the chance to hone their skills along- side a world-renowned musician at St Cuthbert s College next week. Accomplished oboist Gor- don Hunt will be putting a group of young artists through their paces as he conducts the Auck- land Philharmonia s (APO) Fel- lowship Orchestra for a third year. As part of the APO s annual summer school, children from as young as eight will have the chance to receive personal mentoring from the orchestra s professional players before taking to the stage for a public concert on January 17. Mr Hunt has been involved for the past six years. He is principal oboe with both the London Philharmonic and London Chamber orchestras but visits New Zealand each year to perform and do some fly fishing. Mr Hunt has performed with a number of leading conductors in a three-decade career that has seen him travel across Europe, North America and Asia. But he always looks forward to returning to Auckland to take part in the summer school. It is immensely rewarding working with young people, as their enthusiasm and passion for the music is so great, he says. Two finale concerts will be held at St Cuthbert s College, 122 Mar- ket Rd, Epsom, on January 17 at 5.30pm and 8pm. Go to apo.co.nz for tickets.
January 2nd 2013
January 11th 2013