North Shore Times : February 11th 2011
2 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 11, 2011 NEWS 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 OG1334 Make our home your home. Your comfort and wellbeing is assured: Rest home and hospital to hand Warm, friendly and professional staff Leisure and social activities Meal options and healthcare support Beautiful, generous gardens and surrounds Located centrally in Milford, our location means you can keep your GP, Pharmacist, Clubs and Associations. When making the decision to move to a retirement village, Lady Allum offers a reassuring solution for seniors at a stage in their lives where comfort, security and a sense of place and belonging are paramount. In addition, Lady Allum offers priority entry to rest home level care if your health needs or circumstances change. Four 1 bedroom cottages. Three of these are quaint, well appointed cottages that are warm, comfortable and of brick and tile construction. One larger cottage is also available.. 2 bedroom, ground floor apartment with access to the garden. 2 bedroom, well lit, refurbished apartment. AVAILABLE FROM $239,000 AVAILABLE FOR $435,000 AVAILABLE FOR $470,000 To find out more call Rowena Pearce on (027) 501 8269 or email: email@example.com OPEN FOR VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT LADY ALLUM: 20 Napoleon Avenue, Milford 0620 Ph (027) 501 8269 www.oceanialiving.co.nz www.facebook.com/OceaniaGroup LADY ALLUM COTTAGES LADY ALLUM APARTMENTS Chaning lives with literacy Hard at work: EasiYo chief executive Paul O'Brien with worker Sione Leaaepeni, who has completed a literacy programme through the company. Photo: BEN WATSON By SARAH CODDINGTON Sione Leaaepeni could hardly read Eng- lish when he started his job at Albany's EasiYo factory. Now the packing assistant is finding it easier to do basic tasks at work, thanks to a literacy programme organised by the company. Mr Leaaepeni immigrated to New Zea- land from Tonga to seek a better life for his three children. He was one of 20 employees at the fac- tory that participated in a government- funded English and numeracy course. The Skills4Work course taught him how to fill out safety and packing forms properly. Participants who completed the course were presented with a certificate. It was Mr Leaaepeni's first certificate he had received. The company's chief executive Paul O'Brien is proud of his workers' achievements. We quickly identified that many of our staff needed to learn basic English liter- acy and now feel that the course has helped improve workplace confidence, wellbeing and safety levels on the factory floor,'' he says. Many of the packers in the factory are immigrants from the Pacific Islands. Having skilled workers is valuable because the company cannot afford to have its brand name tarnished, Mr O'Brien says. Mr Leaaepeni is a loyal, hard working employee and he is happy to be able to help him further his career. He plans to go on to complete the sec- ond stage of the literacy course. EasiYo was the winner of the Westpac Supreme Business Excellence award in 2010.
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