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Ormiston Hospital is situated in the Eastern and Southern corridor
of Auckland and can provide you with a simple and easy option
when choosing where to have your private endoscopic procedure.
Ormiston Hospital offers:
• The very best in modern endoscopy equipment and techniques
• Highest quality healthcare
• Treatment provided in beautifully appointed facilities.
As an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society,
Ormiston Hospital offers the following advantages to Southern
• Greater cost certainty for gastroscopy and colonoscopy
procedures. For more information, go to
• Efficient arrangement of prior approval on your behalf
• If you are on a shared cover plan, we can let you know before
your procedure what your contribution to the costs will be
• We will take care of your claim for you.
Endoscopy Services now available
at Ormiston Hospital under the
Affiliated Provider programme
Our aim is to make every patient's stay as pleasant
as possible, with particular emphasis on comfort and safety.
We can be found at 125 Ormiston Road, Botany Junction. Phone (09) 250 1157
For more details on the services we offer including other Affiliated Provider
contracts, visit our website: www.ormistonhospital.co.nz
Do you want your
career to take off??
The International Travel College of New Zealand
(ITC) has 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
"We know our Airport Training Centre, where
we run our Certificate in Aviation, was a real
contributing factor in that," says ITC's Managing
Director Kerry Priestley. "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
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 service.
ning so m
ch about the trav
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 feel proud 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
2012 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
Practice pays off
on Polyfest stage
By TROELS SOMMERVILLE
Papakura pride: The Papakura High School kapa haka group was
the first to perform on the Maori Stage on day one of the four-day
Photos: SIMON WATTS
Hard work and endless hours
of practice manifested them-
selves in the form of the 37th
annual Polyfest last week.
Close to 9500 students
from 58 schools across the
Auckland region took to the
various stages during the
four-day event at Otara's
Manukau Sports Bowl to
showcase their cultures.
With more than 100,000
visitors over the course of the
festival it is the world's
biggest Maori and Polynesian
event of its kind.
It wasn't just the per-
formers on stage bringing on
the heat, with the sun beat-
ing down on the sweltering
Water coolers were inter-
spersed in among performers'
tents and were the first port
of call for many students
coming off the stage.
Go to papakura
courier.co.nz and click
on Latest Edition to see
a video of the action.
THE 37TH ASB POLYFEST
Kura Matua School: Maori
Stage, Kia Aroha College
(formerly Clover Park
Mana Kura Schools: Cook
Islands Stage, Sir Edmund
Hillary Collegiate; Diversity
Stage, Papatoetoe High
School; Niue Stage,
Alfriston College; Samoan
Stage, Manurewa High
School; Tongan Stage,
James Cook High School
Fifty-eight schools from
the greater Auckland region
took part with 195 groups
Theme: My culture
defines me -- Ko au te
ahurea, ko te ahurea ko au
More than 9500
The new Diversity Stage
added a world flavour to
Polyfest, with groups from
Canadian to Indian
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