North Shore Times : January 18th 2011
5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 18, 2011 NEWS 20 Moore St, Howick 537-3133 6 Ryan Place, Manukau 262-3768 102 King St, Pukekohe (09) 238-5457 192 Kitchener Rd, Milford 486-4558 Mail Orders to PO Box 900, Pukekohe (add $6.50 P&P) Or ph 262-3768 3421169AA 125 Sunnybrae Rd, Glenfield. Ph: 443 8946. Open Mon - Fri. New Arrival! King Gee 'Work Boardies' Surf-inspired work shorts - 2 colours Quick drying, light and durable 190 gsm polyester microfibre $79.95 Legendary Toughness! Yakka 'Legends' Shorts 345 gsm silicone-washed 100% cotton duck weave Cordura reinforcement - 10 pockets Men's & Women's style King Gee Long Leg Cargo Short 280 gsm 100% cotton canvas. Enzyme vintage wash-- 2 colours. 8 pockets. 36" inside leg. $69.95 15% Trade Card discount 10% Loyalty Card discount Extra discounts for Government staff!! www .ames.ac.nz Courses in Computing and Technical Support Courses in Network Administration (Includes Microsofts MCITP & CCNA) Places now offered for International students NZQA accredited. Student loans and allowances may be available North Shore Campus Level 1, 28 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna 489 2135 NOW ENROLLING HURRY LIMITED PLACES! AMS 066 Parents get help By SARAH CODDINGTON North Shore families on low incomes need assistance to help with early childhood care costs, Salvation Army officer Stephanie Herring says. To help families with young children, Mrs Herring is starting up a playgroup at Glenfield s church ministries. It is a way of helping the community and the Salvation Army may also be able to help parents in other areas, she says. Toys and activities will be set up for the children. The playgroup for newborn to four-year-olds will run every Tuesday except school holidays from 9.30am to 11.30am at Salvation Army Glenfield. The first session will be on February 8. There is a charge of $1 per child. Call Stephanie Herring on 027-278-0638 or 444-6970 for more information. 81-year-old excels at study High achiever: Shirley McNeill, 81, has received a postgraduate certificate in public health and plans to go back to study this year at AUT Akoranga. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON When Shirley McNeill walked on stage to collect her post- graduate certificate the crowd rose to applaud her. Her daughter yelled, She may be 81 years old but she s still going strong! Ms McNeill now has a bachelor of health science in psychology and a postgradu- ate certificate in public health to her name. The Belmont resident is already planning to go back to study for a postgraduate diploma at AUT Akoranga this year. The great-grandmother of two decided to go and study out of boredom. I got a wake- up call. I thought I shouldn t be sitting here rocking in a chair at 11am, Ms McNeill says. She phoned AUT that morning and enrolled in a diploma. After a week of classes the lecturer asked to see me after class. I thought: What have I done? She told me I was too smart for that class and she would enrol me in a bachelor the next week. Some of her neighbours thought she could not com- plete her studies, but it didn t deter her. Her classmates at university, most only half her age, always lent a hand when she needed help. When I stood up in front of the class and told them I was 81 they all just gasped, Ms McNeill says. Before retiring she worked as an ambulance officer and volunteered with St John Ambulance for 30 years. Nowadays she uses her skills to help residents at her retirement complex when they need first aid. And she thinks she could also get a part-time job to put her new skills to use. I like to help people -- it is very rewarding. Her advice to other elderly is just get out there and do it instead of sitting in your easy chair rocking.
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