North Shore Times : February 8th 2011
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 8, 2011 Mark and Paulette Rowley For personal, professional service to all areas Phone 445-9800 (24 hours) Office and Chapel 16-18 Anne Street, Devonport www.rowleyfunerals.co.nz 2591265AA Office Ph 489 4189 Fax 486 1950 Editor Peter Eley email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Alan Barr email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: clsad@snl co nz 69,797 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday/Thursday/ Friday to Albany, Beach Haven, Bayswater, Bayview, Belmont, Birkdale, Birkenhead, Brookfield, Browns Bay, Bushlands, Campbells Bay, Castor Bay, Chatswood, Chester Park, Devonport, Forrest Hill, Glenfield, Greenhithe, Hillcrest, Mairangi Bay, Meadowood, Milford, Murrays Bay, Northcote, Northcross, Okura, Paremoremo, Pinehill, Rothesay Bay, Schnapper Rock, Stanley Point, Sunnynook, Takapuna, Torbay, Unsworth Heights, Waiake, Wainoni, Westlake, Windsor Park. 1 Byron Ave, Takapuna. P.O. Box 33235. www.northshoretimes.co.nz Hours: 8.30am-5pm 70cm 2 COMP Rolling Duffle 3.1KG Normally $299.90 50CM 2.5KG (cabin) Normally $199.90 Available at: Corner Ride Way and William Pickering P. 415 8000 Offer Valid 8/2-15/2 or while stocks last 60CM 2.8KG (not pictured) Normally $269.00 70cm 3.5KG Normally $299.90 Also at up to 70% OFF Available at: LIGHTWEIGHT LUGGAGE AT LEAST 50% OFF!! NOW $139.00 NOW $99.00 NOW $149.00 CABIN (50cm) ONLY 2.5KG 100L (70cm) ONLY 3.5KG Lite Trip ANNUAL SUMMER SALE 10-50% OFF EVERYTHING IN STORE Biggest selection of designer sneakers in Auckland - over 200 styles in-store Premier Auckland stockists of skateboards and NZ street fashion brands HUFFER MONEYSHOT ABC SLY GUILD TRAFFICK & MANY MORE 138 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna. Ph 489 4161 3464387AA Boys go to top of the class By SARAH CODDINGTON Top of the world: Westlake Boys High School students, from left: Danny Kwok, Yuanye Xu, Jason Dong and Benjamin Tan were ranked top students in their Cambridge exams. Photo: BEN WATSON Top Westlake Boys High School students, includ- ing one who's best in the world in three subjects, say the key to good grades is to listen in class and revise notes. And these students know how to get results. They have topped the country in their Univer- sity of Cambridge inter- national exams. Year 11 student Jason Dong beat candidates from 160 countries to be ranked top in the world'' in biology, chemistry and mathematics. Jason got 100 percent in all of the exams he sat, including physics, English and business studies. He was top in New Zealand for busi- ness studies. Sixteen students topped the world in their subjects. When the 16-year-old turned up for his biology exam he forgot his pencil, glasses and his school ID. He borrowed equip- ment off his friends and it all turned out fine. His friends also achieved excellent marks with former head boy Benjamin Tan coming second in the country in four subjects in his A level exams. Yuanye Xu followed closely behind coming third in the country. Danny Kwok came sec- ond in New Zealand for three exams. Benjamin, 18, plans to study engineering at Auckland University and says if you study in school it gives you more options of what you can do as a job in the future. The four are good friends and enjoy other activities together, like being part of the school orchestra and playing sports. I like to keep busy, it all just slots in magi- cally,'' Benjamin says. Principal David Fer- guson says the school has never had so many outstanding top results. He encourages all of the students to do well academically, but he also likes to see them taking part in extra-curricular activities. It's all about bal- ance,'' he says. Professor Lawrence Rose Support for asset sell-off Privatising some state assets is critical for New Zealand's economic growth, a Massey Uni- versity an Albany busi- ness expert says. Pro vice-chancellor and college of business head professor Lawrence Rose says the govern- ment's plan to partially privatise power compan- ies and other state- owned enterprises would benefit the financial markets, individual investors and the gov- ernment. Professor Rose's study on the performance of privatised companies in New Zealand and Aust- ralia shows previous sell- offs have significantly increased market share capitalisation and boosted market liquidity. He says his research of Kiwi companies from 1990-2001 showed that anyone investing in pri- vatised firm portfolios would have received sig- nificantly higher returns than those investing in aggregate market port- folio. The fact that mum and dad investors are going to have first pri- ority in buying these state-owned assets bodes well for their ability to provide for their future prosperity independent of the state.'' He says a well-func- tioning and democratic economy should have the majority of assets held by private individuals and not by the govern- ment.
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