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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013
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 Passenger Service Agent working for Menzies at Auckland International Airport"
says Shelly Pomare ITC student.
Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are still taking 2013 enrolments now or you
can study from home with our Distance Learning courses
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,
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check our website: www.itc.co.nz
Not too late to enroll for SEP and OCT !!
Mercy Hospice shows gratitude with 'Thank You'
Grateful: Pt Chevalier Mercy Hospice
Shop manager Helen Brabazone, left,
with Mereana Hawthorne, whose
mother Judy Falkner was a frequent
Photo: DANIELLE STREET
By DANIELLE STREET
Mercy Hospice Auckland's
shops are in Ponsonby, Mt Eden,
Royal Oak, Pt Chevalier,
Blockhouse Bay and Ellerslie.
They sell a range of new and
second-hand clothing and
accessories, trinkets and
treasures, linen, home-ware,
books and music.
The Ellerslie Hospice Furniture
Shop sells good quality second-
hand and new furniture,
household items, small
electrical appliances, music and
Go to hospiceshops.org.nz for
Gratitude is a two-way street when
it comes to Mercy Hospice
Families of patients who bene-
fited from the hospice s support
and care are often grateful for its
But the hospice is now saying
thank you to the customers who
visit its shops, which raise much-
needed funds to keep its services
Pt Chevalier resident Mereana
Hawthorne says her mother Judy
Faulkner was a huge supporter of
the shop before she died of bowel
cancer in October, 2012.
She was a prolific writer of
letters, so she d get her hair done
at the salon, pick up her box of
stamps, and then always call in
here, Ms Hawthorne says.
But because she was Maori,
Mum called it the hokohoko shop,
which is pre-loved.
Not only did Judy enjoy sifting
through the hokohoko shop to find
a bargain, she would donate goods
for the shop to sell.
After the amazing help that
Mercy gave her, Mum wanted to
give back in some way, shape or
form . . . and this was her way,
Ms Hawthorne says.
Pt Chevalier Mercy Shop man-
ager Helen Brabazone remembers
Judy s beautiful face .
She used to come here before
she was diagnosed and then when
she found out she had cancer she
was even more staunch about
coming in, Ms Brabazone says.
Though people might not be able
to afford to give money to the
hospice donating their old Crown
Lynn from the bottom of the
cupboard is as good as writing a
cheque , she says.
The seven shops in Auckland
have a huge role in filling the
$3 million funding gap each year.
Money raised enables Mercy
Hospice to provide a wide range of
free support and care to patients
with life-limiting illnesses.
The hospice s Thank You cam-
paign runs until September 14.
Shoppers who spend $20 or more
receive a ticket to go into the draw
to win $200 credit to use in the
Local say lost in booze move
By JOE DAWSON
REGIONAL CONSISTENCY GETS PRIORITY
COMMUNITIES hoping to have
a greater say when booze
merchants plan to open alcohol
outlets in their neighbourhoods
may be disappointed with the
Auckland Council s plans.
The council has voted to estab-
lish a region-wide pool of people
to form the new District Licens-
ing Committees, which will
decide if liquor licences can be
Thirty committee members will
be available to hear, in threes,
applications that draw opposition
from affected communities.
The new system is a result of
the Sale and Supply of Alcohol
Act 2012 and must be operative
by December this year.
But the chosen option did not
have an easy ride, with half the
councillors preferring an alterna-
tive that offered more oppor-
tunity for local knowledge to be
utilised. Under that option nine
area-based committees would
have been set up to provide for a
degree of locally based decisions.
This was also the preferred
option of half of Auckland s 21
local boards, including Albert-
Puketapapa and Waitemata.
At the council s August 22
meeting members were split
down the middle with mayor Len
Brown using his casting vote to
settle on one option.
Albert-Eden Local Board mem-
ber Pauline Anderson led the
board s consultation with the
We went for the nine district
licensing committees which is
what everyone thought would
give a fair say to communities,
The whole point of this new
Auckland reform was to give com-
munities more say and I don t see
how they are giving it to us.
Everyone thought local boards
would have a say and the com-
munity thought the local boards
would be making decisions on
how, when, where and who a
liquor licence is granted to.
To involve communities hear-
ings will be held in the area relat-
ing to a licensing application and
a local committee member will be
sought where practical.
Albert-Eden councillor Chris
Fletcher voted in favour of nine
committees and says those con-
ditions are a cop-out .
This is a real betrayal of our
communities and their aspira-
tions to have alcohol issues dealt
with in a far more measured
This was an opportunity that
the government has finally given
us and we ve wasted that oppor-
The region-wide pool was
recommended by council staff
because it requires fewer
members -- 30 rather than 45 --
and should allow greater regional
An alcohol campaigner says
communities should be more
focused on a new Local Alcohol
Policy than the mechanism used to
Auckland Council is in the process
of developing its new draft alcohol
policy which will act as a rule book
for the district licensing committees
(DLCs) when it comes to decisions
around locations, density and
maximum trading hours of premises.
The policy will be decided after
community and stakeholder input.
It is expected the policy will be
ready for feedback in January 2014
and implemented later in the year.
Alcohol Healthwatch director
Rebecca Williams says communities
could actually benefit from a smaller,
region-wide pool of people making up
the district licensing committees.
The real focus should be on
ensuring the policies the committees
have to work with are sound.
''The last thing people want is
inconsistency,'' she says.
''You don't want too many people
in the pudding. Regional consistency
will be a benefit for the community
rather than a deficit.''
Mrs Williams says she is
''reasonably confident'' that if the
committees are well resourced,
members well trained and there are
opportunities for affected
communities to get involved the
system should work.
''It is the Local Alcohol Policy that
will determine the decision-making of
the DLCs and that is the best place
for communities to have their say.
''The thing that will make the most
difference is the guidance given by
the policy. It needs to be a clear and
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