North Shore Times : November 19th 2010
7 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 19, 2010 NEWS IT'S TOO EARLY FOR XMAS SHOPPING. SAVE LIVES INSTEAD LG LOUNGE NORTH HARBOUR STADIUM WEDNESDAY 24 NOV 1.00pm -- 7.00pm THURSDAY 25 NOV 1.00pm -- 7.00pm WE'LL SEE YOU THERE MARKET DAY Ph: 479 2570 Sat 20th & Sun 21st Nov 10am - 5pm Clothing, Jewellery, Accessories, Girts, Homewares, Bric-a-Brac 239 East Coast Rd (Ex Charismatique) Great Specials! Be Quick!! CLOSING END JANUARY THE COTTAGE OUTLET 3296688AA NOW OPEN Facebook disability campaign Positive attitude: Yes Disability Resource Centre ambassador Cameron Calkoen is organising a Facebook campaign to promote disability awareness. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON It s all about having the right attitude, Cameron Calkoen says. The Yes Disability Re- source Centre ambassador has cerebral palsy and set himself a goal the day he left secondary school to become a track champion. Mr Calkoen works in Albany and has represented New Zealand in international events all around the world. Now he wants to encourage others living with disabilities to live out their dreams. Mr Calkoen has helped organise an online campaign, YesiCan to promote Inter- national Day of persons with a disability, on December 3. YesiCan will be encourag- ing people to become friends on Facebook and post inspi- rational messages on the page from today. The campaign asks anyone to put up dreams or goals on the social network page. Then people can support others by tagging, sharing, liking and tweeting the com- ment. All you need is motivation and inspiration, Mr Calkoen says. It doesn t matter what we feel in our hearts or say in our minds but if you put the two together anything is possible. The messages will ripple throughout online communi- ties on December 3. A competition will also be running for people to post photos of themselves on Facebook challenging them- selves the best they can. Yes Disability Resource Centre hopes to raise $5000 to help install new water tanks in Samoa. To become a friend of the Facebook YesiCan campaign go to facebook.com/home. php?#!/pages/YES-iCAN/ 138809272837938. Visit www.northshore times.co.nz to hear what Cameron has to say about supporting the YesiCan campaign. Scholarship winner Ruby Porter By SARAH CODDINGTON The Northcote College dux Ruby Porter has been awarded a $25,000 scholarship. Ruby is the top student for this year and was awarded a Sir George Elliot scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who display high academic success, contribute to the community and show future leadership potential. She also won an Auckland University scholarship that will pay for her tertiary fees. Ruby plans to do a conjoint degree at the university with a bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts to make use of both of her talents. She plans to bank her winnings from the Sir George Elliot scholarship until she decides what to put the funds towards. The year 13 student took away 12 prizes from the school s prize-giving awards. Ruby has proven her poten- tial in both English and arts while at Northcote College. She was top in the country in her NCEA scholarship exam she sat last year when she was in year 12. Her teacher Kate Meade said she was in the top 0.39 percent of all students who sat the scholarship exam nation- wide. Candidates are usually in year 13 when sitting a scholar- ship. Rick's off to climate talks Caring Kiwi: Rick Zwaan, 17, is off to Mexico for the United Nations Climate Change Forum. Photo: BEN WATSON By LISA HONEYBONE The Climategate scandal didn t make Rick Zwaan, 17, question the validity of climate science. I found it obvious from the outset that it was just climate sceptics digging up dirt, he says. If anything, it just reinforces the unfair power of vested interests in the climate nego- tiations. He is so passionate about climate change that while most teen- agers are sunning them- selves on the beach after exams, the Northcote College student will be advocating for youth at the United Nations Cli- mate Change Conference in Mexico. Heisoneof12 delegates from the New Zealand Youth Del- egation heading to Can- cun. Rick hopes that there will be a binding agree- ment from the leaders. Change can t happen by yourself, he says. See www.youthdele gation.org.nz for more information or to offer sponsorship.
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