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www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, May 21, 2015 — 9 Highland Park Shopping Centre www.highlandparkshoppingcentre.co.nz CORNER AVIEMORE DRIVE & PAKURANGA ROAD Highland Park Medical – healthcare for all your family Protecting you and your family At Highland Park Medical we are dedicated to providing the best possible care for you and your family. We welcome two new family doctors to our team: Highland Park Medical – healthcare for all your family CountdownCountdownLibraryPakurangaRdHighlandParkDrAberfeldyAveAviemoreDr Flu Vaccinations are now available at Highland Park Medical, book yours today! PHONE 535 8095 Other immunisations are available to protect you and your family. For more information, go to the Immunisation Advisory Centre www.immune.org.nz, or visit our website at www.highlandpark.co.nz Influenza (Flu) can affect anyone, no matter how fit and healthy they are. The best protection against influenza is immunisation. Influenza causes deaths each year in NZ. The Flu vaccine is FREE for adults over 65 years AND for people of all ages with certain ongoing medical conditions. It is highly recommended for pregnant women. Audiology & Psychology Services East Auckland Psychology Registered Clinical Psychologists PENNY KOKOT-LOUW MA (Clin Psy), BA (Hons), MNZCCP DR WILLEM LOUW PhD, MA (Clin Psy), BA (Hons), HED, MNZCCP Appointments 0211 419 276 www.eastaucklandpsychology.co.nz firstname.lastname@example.org www.thehearingclinic.co.nz Phone for an appointment 535 8095 KC10886 Dr Tony Chang: Dr Chang and his young family live locally. Dr Chang attended Manurewa High School and completed his medical training at Otago Medical School. Dr Chang speaks fluent English, Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr Sherine Tobias: Dr Tobias has worked extensively in the UK and Australia and recently moved into the local area with her family. Dr Tobias is fluent in English and Malayam South Indian. Services at Highland Park Medical: rotary project Linking communities Eight successive years and 800 metres later, the Rongomai Park pathway linking Rongomai and Te Irirangi roads is one step closer to completion ITWAS another fine late summer weekend as the team from Botany East Tamaki Rotary poured concrete to complete another 120m section of pathway. The path provides an important safe, all weather route through the park linking communities from both sides with the new sports grounds. Through successive councils following the creation of the Auckland SuperCity, Botany East Tamaki Rotary has worked with the Otara Papatoetoe Local Board to add annual increments of pathway through Rongomai Park. Rotarian Mike Jaggs says: “It’s a great partnership. The council gets to directly engage Rotary, a community service organisation, who in turn volunteer their vocational skills to manage the project and provide the additional manpower.” Money saved is then directed back into the Rotary clubs community programmes. Many hands on deck definitely make lighter work. With a team from Apex Concrete providing the professional direction to ensure the job was completed up to standard and trucks arriving regularly from local company Bridgeman Concrete, there was little time to rest. The small army of Rotarians were also supported by Joseph and Donald Sagala and Cassius Taylor, three family members of a candidate that the club sponsored on the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards programme. “ This is one of those great benefits that Rotary can deliver in the community. “ We support one youth through a leadership course and gained the support of their family putting their time and effort back into improving their local community,” states Mr Jaggs. Rotary are well known for their leadership programmes but this is not all they do. Each year three students at three local decile one primary schools receive an Usborne Pictorial Dictionary from the club. “More often than not, this is the only book that many of these students own themselves. Few things are more important than getting a good education and we’re very proud of doing our bit to give these kids a hand up in life,” says Jaggs. Immediate past president David Houghton says a special thanks to the support team that makes it all happen. “ Thanks to the Otara Papatoetoe Local Board, our bobcat driver and Tony Moore and his boxing team, the key partners we engage, Apex Concrete, Steel & Tube and Bridgeman Concrete, it’s a team effort that delivers a lasting legacy for our community,” he says. Rotary club of Botany East Tamaki has worked with the Otara Papatoetoe Local Board to add annual increments of pathway through Rongomai Park. Photo supplied Informed ➤ career pathways PREPARING students to make key decisions when it comes to deciding on their career pathways, is the Career Information evening at the Ormiston Senior College on Wednesday, May 27 at 6.30pm. “Our School careers year runs across the three terms with key events occurring to guide and inspire our students to make decisions regarding future pathways,” says Judi Tredwell, career and pathways consultant at the progressive college. “ We do this slightly different to other schools because of the way we structure our learning and pastoral care for each individual student,” she says. The Careers Information Evening is an annual event and has been successful in attracting not only a large number of exhibitors but also the local community, students, families and also students from other schools. There will be an array of exhibitors with some of them offering interactive displays ranging from hair and beauty, massage and electronic devices. Making it more informative for the students will be mini seminars from the key providers including Studylink which run through the evening at the college theatre complex. Adding a different twist will be the hospitality students preparing food for the exhibitors. Barista trained students will offer speciality coffee as well Interestingly, this year the college will also showcase local businesses who work in the community. It will in turn offer students an opportunity to gather information to make sustainable choices regarding further study or employment for the future.
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