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Do you want to work at
the airport or an airline??
With an estimated 800 jobs a year needed in aviation, this
really is the time to train for a booming industry. The Aviation
Industry Association (AIA) believes that 4000 aviation roles will
need to be filled over the next five years within New Zealand.
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is the ideal place to train for
a career in airline and aviation. ITC is the FIRST and ONLY college for 2013 to
implement an International Check in system "Ready to check in" as part of
their aviation course. It even has a purpose built Airport Training Centre at
both its City & Botany Campus
"We are delighted to introduce this exciting new check in system," says ITC's
Managing Director Kerry Priestley. "We are always seeking innovative ways to provide
our students with real-life experience. The practical nature of this system means that
students who are looking for a career with an airline, airport or ground-handling agent, will
have the chance to show employers that they have the right skills".
"My training at ITC has definitely helped me with my confidence and knowledge of the airline, travel
and tourism Industry and thanks to them and my hard work, it has all paid off. I now have an exciting
career as a flight attendant working for Emirates" says Lisi Kaihau ITC student.
Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are still taking 2013 enrolments now.
Find out how you can launch your career by phoning the ITC Team now on
0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510
or for more information,
text ITC (space) your name to 884 or
check our website: www.itc.co.nz
It's a rail challenge
By JAMES IRELAND
RAIL bosses and the mayor promise
a cleaner, faster and more reliable
railway network for Auckland once a
$1.1 billion overhaul and electrifica-
tion project is complete.
But commuters don't necessarily
share their optimism after being left
stranded at stations across the net-
work during peak hours twice in six
Both incidents are linked to a $90
million signalling system already in-
stalled as part of the overall project.
Among frustrated passengers is
Jeremy Bailey who says delays are
often compounded by a lack of com-
''You just have to sit there and
wait,'' the university student says.
''The staff don't tell you anything.
''If they would just say there is a
delay and they're doing what they
can to resolve it passengers would
feel a lot better.''
Buses were called in to transport
anxious workers and school children
between Papakura and Pukekohe,
Waitakere and Swanson and out
of Onehunga when the system last
failed on April 17.
A similar problem halted the
southern and eastern service dur-
ing rush hour on November 14 and
took 45 minutes to fix, resulting in
lengthy delays. Buses were again
called in to the rescue.
Installation of the new signals sys-
tem started in 2009 and finished last
Mayor Len Brown says the prob-
lems associated with it are partially
responsible for an 8.5 per cent drop
in rail patronage between February
2012 and February 2013.
He is confident people will turn to
trains as the system improves but
commuters are warned not to expect
The national network is run by the
state-owned enterprise Kiwi Rail.
Spokeswoman Jenni Austin says
the technology installed is complex
and there will always be faults.
''Sometimes this is the result of
external factors out of Kiwirail's con-
trol such as power supply failure. On
other occasions there are instances
when new electronic equipment will
Not good enough, Mr Bailey says.
''When you're dealing with thou-
sands of people who have to get
somewhere and are relying on a ser-
vice there needs to be a plan B.''
Eighty-five kilometres of track is
in the final stages of being set up
for electrification and the first of 57
trains now being built in Spain will
be delivered in September.
The last will arrive in 2016.
Up to six trains per hour will be
operating at peak times on south-
go further west
Grand plan: Economic Development
Minister Steven Joyce and Mayor Len
Brown during the signing of Auck-
land's electric train contract.
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Ranui Sturges Road
Eden Park Mt Eden
Mt Smart Stadium
Mt Smart Stadium
Transfer station for bus services
to Auckland Airport
Train Interchange Station
Infrastructure, including 25,000-volt
power lines, has been installed along
the rail network between Mt Albert and
The electrification is not scheduled
to go any further in the west and
Auckland Transport says passengers
carrying on to Waitakere station will
need to take a bus.
Spokesman Mark Lambert says
provision of a diesel train to Waitakere
would be too expensive, costing $20.8
million over the next 25 years.
Full station upgrades have taken
place at Penrose, Greenlane, Remuera,
Otahuhu, Mt Albert and Papakura. The
work at Mt Albert has been delayed
and is scheduled to finish in June. Plat-
forms have been improved as well as
security, lighting, CCTV and electronic
A new transport hub is being built
in Manukau where a $500m double
tracked line linking Davis Ave with
Puhinui station was officially opened
on June 4.
Infrastructure will be finished by
March 2014 ready for the new trains
to start being used in April.
Will Aucklanders get on a train without worry after a $1.1 billion makeover?
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