Northern News : January 25th 2012
8 NORTHERN NEWS, JANUARY 25, 2012 NEWS Stay local, study at NorthTec • Agriculture • Applied Arts • Marine Adventure and Eco-Tourism • Foundation Studies • Business Administration and Computing • Forestry • Professional Hunting and Pest Control • Health and Safety • Horticulture and Sustainable Rural Development • Social Services • Te Reo • Tertiary Teaching Courses on offer in the Kerikeri area for 2012 include: Do you want to study but need to combine your learning with other commitments? Then study close to home at one of our friendly regional campuses or learning centres in Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Kerikeri or Räwene. Be near to whanau and get all the support you need to succeed. You can learn from tutors who are leaders in their fields and embark on a new career or create employment opportunities for yourself without leaving the North. Contact: Jo (09) 407 5855 Freephone 0800 162 100 www.northtec.ac.nz Refer to our website for Terms and Conditions Enrol Now for FEB 2012 Lewis enrolled for the Marine Adventure and Eco-tourism course after being self-employed as a plasterer for years. "I needed a change and this course has opened my eyes to other avenues of work." The best part of the course for Lewis has been how much he has learnt about yachting, safety in kayaking, navigation, weather, and tides. "We also get our boat-master's ticket." Lewis has had to step out of his comfort zone to do the course. "Studying at a desk is not my environment. I like doing things physically, but the risk has been worth taking, the tutors make it easy to learn, and it's balanced with field trips and camps." LEWIS NGAROPO Certificate in Marine Adventure and Eco Tourism Do you know you can study Marine Adventure and Eco-Tourism in Kerikeri? p pen 7 Days For all your gardening & landscaping needs 09 4081092 Anniversary weekend thru to Waitangi Day (Saturday 28th January - Monday 6th February) Plants from $2 25% off selected Pots Plus lots more..... MASSIVE CLEARANCE SALE NCEA results online NCEA results are now available on the NZQA website at: www.nzqa. govt.nz. More than 143,000 students submitted a total of 1.58 million entries across 373 standards during the 2011 NCEA external examinations. The 2011 results are the first to include course endorsement, which recognises stu- dents' high achievement in individual courses. NZQA chief executive Dr Karen Poutasi says the 2011 examination results also included the processing of applica- tions for Earthquake Impaired Derived Grades from students affected by the Christ- church earthquakes. Results will not be mailed out this year. School result summ- aries and records of achievement are avail- able on request. New Zealand is the only country in the world to return marked exam- ination papers to students. This will take place from January 24 onwards, with papers delivered progressively over the following fort- night. Following the return of marked papers, students have until February 17 to apply for Earthquake Impaired Derived Grade Appeals and for reviews and reconsiderations of marks. Whodunnit?A former Northern News editor's new book is available now. Novel has justice at its heart GIVEAWAY The Northern News has a paperback copy of Furt Bent from Aldaheit to give away. To enter the draw, write your name, address and phone number on a postcard and send to Northern News book giveaway, PO Box 1, Kaikohe 0440 or email the same information to northern.editor@ snl.co.nz. Entries close February 3. Winner notified by phone. An artfully written novel inspired by the Crewe murders case and penned by ex-editor of the Northern News Geoff Vause (under the pseudonym Jack Eden) is now available in both hardback and soft cover as well as online. Although Furt Bent from Aldaheit is fiction, the novel nevertheless resonates with authen- ticity based on Mr Vau- se's association with the story of Arthur Alan Thomas' conviction for the Crewe murders and his subsequent pardon. It was Mr Vause in his County News newspaper in the early 1970s who interviewed Arthur Alan Thomas' wife Vivien and ran the first story suggesting the man's innocence. Years later Thomas was, of course, pardoned. Published by PearJam Books, Furt Bent from Aldaheit is available on Amazon, Fishpond, Pear- Jam Books and from all good bookstores. See www.furtbent.com for more information.
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