Home' Papakura Courier : December 8th 2010 Contents 4 PAPAKURA COURIER, DECEMBER 8, 2010
The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC)
has just opened a brand new Airport Training Centre
at its City Campus. The centre will be the second of its
kind in the country, the first having opened at ITC's
Botany Campus in 2009.
ITC, a premium supplier in the airline, airport and
travel and tourism industries, recently won the award
for innovation at the New Zealand Tourism Awards.
"We know our Airport Training Centre, where we
run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real contributing
factor in that,
" says ITC's Marketing Director Claire
Huxley. "We are always seeking innovative ways to
provide our students with real-life experience, and
the practical nature of the course, which focuses on
careers with an airline, airport or ground-handling
agent, means that our graduates ready to work in
their chosen fields."
The facilities are certainly something special -- ITC's
huge airport training centres simulate real-world
airports, including check in, customs, gate lounges,
and even planes where students are trained in all
aspects of in-flight ser vice.
The Certificate in Aviation course also incorporates
the CODECO online check in system, currently used
by 52 airlines worldwide. Students are trained to
handle the stages before and during check in, check in
variations and irregularities, and gate handling. Other
specialist units include dealing with dangerous goods,
aviation security and baggage processing.
"I am learning so much about the travel industry,"
student Alison Harris says. "This course is grooming
me for a job at the airport."
There is a real confidence when you speak to the
Certificate of Aviation students -- they know this is the
right place for them to be. Student Helen says that after
a visit to the airport "and having the staff members of
Menzies Aviation comment on how everything we are
learning here is relevant to a future job at the airport,
it made me feelproud to have chosen to do this course
and know that we are learning the right things to gain
our future dream jobs."
Both ITC's Botany and City Campuses are taking
2011 enrolments now. Find out how you can launch
your career in the airline, airport, and travel and
tourism industries by phoning the ITC team on
0800 868747 or (09) 373 5510 for more information.
Are you ready to fly high?
Find out more: phone 09 301 0101
or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Christmas and New Year
Collection days for all areas over the Christmas and New Year period
remain unchanged. Please continue to put rubbish, recycling and paper
out for collection on your normal collection day.
Usual collection day
New collection day
Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day)
Monday, 27 December
(Christmas Day holiday observed)
Tuesday, 28 December
(Boxing Day holiday observed)
Wednesday, 29 December
Thursday, 30 December
Friday, 31 December
New Year 2011
Usual collection day
New collection day
Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day)
Monday, 3 January
(New Year's Day holiday observed)
Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change
Wednesday, 5 January
Thursday, 6 January
Friday, 7 January
rubbish, recycling and
For sale: Kerre Woodham puts Prime Minister John Key's tie up for auction and helps raise an extra $7000 for Operation Heal.
Text HEAL to 4740 to donate $3.00
The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust
Family affair: Sir Peter Leitch with, from left: Granddaughter Kristin,
wife Lady Janice, and daughters Julie and Angela.
Happy punters: Enjoying the night are, from left: Ashley Goodwin,
Catherine Goodwin and Jos Verey. Around 500 people attended.
We did it.
A cheque for $230,000 will
soon be on its way to the
National Burn Centre -- cour-
tesy of the Mad Butcher and
Suburban Newspapers Com-
And we ve got you to thank
for it. Readers contributed
generously to our call for
donations over the past four
weeks. So too did the many
bidders who turned up at the
charity dinner and fund-
raising auction on Friday.
Their efforts, combined
with your own, have made
Operation Heal a resounding
success and proceeds will now
be used to buy the centre a
much needed high-tech oper-
ating microscope for plastic
and reconstructive surgery.
It doesn t get much better
than this, trust chairman Sir
Peter Leitch says.
We put the challenge out
there to everyone to help us
raise money for a piece of
equipment that will change
many lives for the better.
People responded better than
we could ever have
Among those to throw their
weight behind the campaign
is Prime Minister John Key.
He proved to be the big
drawcard at the dinner func-
tion as he was interviewed on
stage by broadcaster Paul
But no one could have
guessed what happened next.
Mr Key kindly gave up his
tie and raised a quick $7000
to get the auction off to a fly-
ing start. His impromptu
offer of a self-hosted morning
tea sold for $20,000 and was
replicated for a second bidder
who was just as keen as the
It was an incredible ges-
ture from the prime minis-
ter, Sir Peter says.
It really made the night
and got us to where we
wanted to be with our
fundraising. Thanks also to
our MC Kerre Woodham,
Paul Holmes, comedian Ewen
Gilmour, auctioneer Darren
Brady and the band Black
Salt. All of them gave their
time freely to make this hap-
pen and we are forever grate-
ful. They were absolutely out-
Operation Heal was
launched in November and
has run in communities
serviced by Suburban
Newspapers between Papa-
kura and Kaikohe.
Sir Peter and his wife Lady
Janice kick-started the
donations with a cheque for
$10,000 that was later
matched by the Hugh Green
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