North Shore Times : January 20th 2011
10 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 20, 2011 NEWS SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM rOunD THe BaYs PORTS OF AUCKLAND www.roundthebays.co.nz ENTER NOW! SUPPORTING THESE GREAT CHARITIES 37 Natzka Road, Anzac Bay, Ostend. 09 372 2820 www.waihekeretirementvillage.co.nz Waiheke Retirement Village is right on the water's edge at Anzac Bay. The village offers an independent retirement lifestyle with a range of top quality facilities within a relaxed and supportive community environment. You can experience coastal retirement living for yourself by visiting an open day this Friday, Saturday or Sunday between 10am and 2pm. We can give you a tour of the village and show you a selection of spacious and affordable villas priced from just $320,000. If you have a SuperGold Card or have an ARTA approved Senior Citizen ID Card you can travel for FREE on Fullers' ferries. And if you let us know before you travel we can arrange for someone to pick you up from the ferry terminal on Waiheke Island. energi _11584D JAN CLUB HOUSE LOUNGE AND DINING ROOM • INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL • SPA POOL • BILLIARDS • LIBRARY • PETANQUE TERRAIN • HAIRDRESSING SALON • 24 HOUR EMERGENCY CALL SYSTEM • COURTESY COACH • WORKSHOP Experience coastal retirement living for yourself this weekend Open this Friday, Saturday and Sunday 21st, 22nd and 23rd January, 10am to 2pm Kids try robotics for the holidays By SARAH CODDINGTON Keen North Shore secondary students are giving up the beach to attend a robotics sum- mer school. The holiday pro- gramme being run at Massey University in Albany is based on the American Vex Robotics game. New Zealand holds the world title with the Kristin K-Force team and home school team Free Range Robotics bringing home the title last year. Senior lecturer Johan Potgieter says the hol- iday programme pro- vides an opportunity for younger children to have a taste of the popular game played by students all over the world. Participants work in teams of three to learn what robotics is all about before building their own robots for activities and games, Dr Potgieter says. The programme, on offer in two-day blocks will run until January 28.Call Maurice Tipene for more information on 021-162-1213 or email him at m.tipene@vex robotics.co.nz. Elder care key to good career Long service: Audrey Morris has retired as a nurse after 33 years of service. By SARAH CODDINGTON Audrey Morris has re- tired from nursing after 33 years of service to Bupa's Beach Haven Hospital. She first applied for the role at the hospital specialising in dementia because she always had a great affinity with the elderly. For this very spec- ialised area of nursing one needs to be dedicated, understand- ing and above all able to feel empathy towards all residents and their needs,'' Ms Morris says. She says she will look at her time at the hos- pital with a sense of pride. A sense of achieve- ment in being able to give to those many eld- erly residents the care, love and dignity that everyone deserves,'' she says. On retirement Ms Morris plans to spend more time tramping with her son in the South Island and spend more time gardening and doing yoga.
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