North Shore Times : January 29th 2013
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 4 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 29, 2013 NEWS Start your dream today at Northland's Premier lifestyle village for the over 55's • 2 Hole 3 Par Golf Course • Shop and Bar • Spa Pool & Swimming Pool • Croquet • Gymnasium • Blokes Shed • Billiards and Pool • Hair Salon • Restaurant • Indoor Bowls • Library • Campervan Park The Falls Estate Facilities Plus many, many more facilities "It could be the best decision you ever make!" Phone Graham or Ailsa to view now 94 Boundary Road, Tikipunga Whangarei, New Zealand Ph 09 437 5844 anytime for an information pack www.fallsestate.co.nz 5003883AB These two beautiful properties are now available in the picturesque Falls Estate Lifestyle Village. Village Manager's Graham and Alisa, who live on site offer 24/7 emergency assistance so you can experience the perfect balance of independence, security, great company, new friends and fun times. REF: 64 REF: 48 5133549AB Are you ready to fly high in 2013? Since 1996 the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has been focused on providing training that gets students jobs in the airline, airport, travel and tour- ism industries. The huge Airport Training Centres sim- ulate real-world airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges, and planes where students are trained in all aspects of in-flight service. Training also incorporates the CODECO online check in system, cur- rently used by 52 airlines worldwide. ITC is also committed to getting on-site experience for its students. This entails students helping out behind the scenes at industry events, and an increasing number of agreements with local industry employers, who are keen to give ITC stu- dents part-time work opportunities while they study. "We've got great relationships with the industries we work with, and the practi- cal nature of our courses means that our graduates are ready to work in their cho- sen fields," says ITC's Marketing Director Claire Huxley. "That translates into great job placement rates and a willingness from our industry partners to provide our students with work experience." "This whole experience has really shown me that what the tutors say to us at ITC is true -- they push and encour- age students to go for their dreams and never give up. My training at ITC has definitely helped me with my confidence and knowledge of the travel and tourism industry and thanks to them and my hard work it has all paid off, now I am in going to Dubai to embark on an exciting ca- reer as flight attendant for Emirates!" said graduate Lisi Kaihau. Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking 2013 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch your career in the airline, airport, and travel and tour- ism industries by phoning the ITC Team now 0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information, or check our website www.itc.co.nz Advertisement From basic huts on the foreshore to a city of 1.5 million, New Zealand's super city has had a remarkable history of change and development over the past 170 years. This book shows the dramatic changes and puts the reader in the picture, showing the past and present with magnificent photographs taken over the decades. Beautifully printed in full colour with 144 glossy pages, measuring 250 mm wide by 246mm high, this book is a real collectors item. An ideal gift for Birthdays and Anniversaries. All profits from the sale of this book go to charities supported by the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. Order your book now by phoning 09 52 52 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or post your order with cheque made out to The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland. Auckland A Portr ait of Today and Yesterday Charities Commission registration number CC34283 Raising Millions for Charity and Community Projects $3995 Including GST & FREE POSTAGE within NZ Suppor t charity by buying this superb book! Proudly supported by the Cats to go: Philanthropist Gareth Morgan wants cat- owners to make their current pet their last. Team cats: Sylvia Fairburn of Forgotten Felines says plans for a cat-free New Zealand are ludicrous. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH Cat killer claims labelled 'naive' Multi-millionaire Gareth Morgan's plan to erad- icate cats from New Zea- land has been blasted as naive'' and ridiculous'' by a cat rescue volun- teer. Mr Morgan has set up website Cats to Go to encourage people not to replace pet cats when they die. Forgotten Felines founder and patron Syl- via Fairburn says if peo- ple stopped adopting the cats they rescue the North Shore charity would be forced to close its doors. It would be incredibly difficult for us. And if organisations weren't out there rescuing cats there would be a popu- lation explosion. So his intentions are incredibly naive.'' Mr Morgan's aim is to save native wildlife. The website says cats have contributed to the extinction of nine native bird species and impact on a further 33 species. We must overcome our denial and acknowl- edge we are harbouring a natural born killer,'' it says. Ms Fairburn says rats are probably more guilty of killing native birds because they attack nests and take eggs. The numbers of one stray cat colony in Browns Bay are dwin- dling thanks to an initiative where the cats are caught, desexed and then released. Ms Fairburn says because there are only about two cats left the area is now facing an increase in rats. The reality is if you get rid of cats, you'll get a rat problem.'' Ms Fairburn says a better solution is edu- cation about desexing. The Cats to Go website says both cats and rats need to be eliminated to achieve the vision of a pest-free New Zealand. The fact is we don't need cats to control rats any more -- we have traps. In cities cats alone are killing native birds faster than they can breed -- never mind the rats,'' it says. The website is running a petition asking local government for compul- sory microchipping and registering of cats and eradication facilities for unregistered cats. Ms Fairburn says everyone who adopts a cat from Forgotten Felines loves them dearly. New Zealand without cats would be really quite sad. But I don't think it's going to hap- pen.''
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