Nor West News : February 7th 2013
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 2 NOR-WEST NEWS, FEBRUARY 7, 2013 NEWS Office Ph 412 8589 Fax 412 7806 Editor Rani Timoti email: email@example.com Senior Sales Supervisor Colleen Nelson email: firstname.lastname@example.org Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: email@example.com Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 10,419 Audited Circulation (ABC for 12mths to 31 Dec 11) Delivered each Thursday, (RD Areas Friday) to Bethells Beach, West Coatesville, Helensville, Herald Island, Huapai, Kaukapakapa, Kumeu, Muriwai, Parakai, Riverhead, Taupaki, Waimauku, Waitakere, Waitoki, Whenuapai, semi-rural areas of Massey, Ranui, Swanson. Includes Rural Delivery areas: Henderson RD 1, 2. Helensville RD 1, 2. Kumeu RD 1, 2. Kaukapakapa RD 1, 3. Waimauku RD 1, 2, 3. Albany RD 3 (west). Highway 16, above Kumeu Garden Centre, Huapai. P.O. 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Photo: ANNA LOREN By ANNA LOREN Go to nor-westnews.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see a video about the StandTall programme. Aurora Amani would probably still be that shy girl in the corner if it wasn t for the StandTall programme. She started the scheme in year 7 as a quiet, introverted 11 year old and was named its Leader of the Year in 2011 when she graduated as dux from Manurewa s Randwick Park School. It s a transformation the 14 year old credits to StandTall. I came into the programme as a shy girl who kept to her- self but StandTall helped me to come out of my comfort zone and be more confident, she says. If I hadn t done the pro- gramme I d probably not be social and still keep to myself. Aurora is just one of more than 140 young people from seven South Auckland schools to benefit from StandTall since it began in 2009. And registered runners in this year s Ports of Auckland Round the Bays fun run will help even more young people. The Choice Foundation, which delivers the pro- gramme, is one of six charities that will benefit from proceeds raised at the annual event. The foundation is set to receive $20,000 to expand the programme to some of the 15 schools on its waiting list. That s great news for gen- eral manager Carl Sunderland who says the programme makes a massive difference to young people s confidence. We teach them over the two years so they know what opportunities are out there, but the thing they get from the programme is they realise that these opportunities are for them and they can do it, he says. StandTall targets inter- mediate-age children and aims to increase their opportunities and their potential. It includes workshops, com- munity projects and career expos, as well as trips to ter- tiary institutions and a five- night camp. The programme is the only one for good kids at low- decile schools, rewarding young people who have the right attitude and the motiv- ation to succeed, Mr Sunder- land says. The 2012 Leader of the Year, Teisa Semisi, says StandTall helped her develop new skills and choose a career path in public speaking. Like Aurora, the 13 year old began the programme lacking the confidence to speak in front of a crowd. Two years later she beat hundreds of contestants to win the Auckland Primary Princi- pals Association speech com- petition. I don t think I d have the knowledge of what I want to be and what can help me with- out the programme, she says. And Mangere teen Linda Su a, the 2010 StandTall Leader of the Year, says the programme was a key factor in her winning Robertson Road School s literacy award. We had to do a lot of jour- nal work and it taught me to work hard and put all of my effort into it, she says. Ports of Auckland Round the Bays is co-owned by the Auckland Joggers Club and Fairfax Media, owner of the Nor-west News and its parent company Suburban News- papers. Proceeds from regis- trations totalling $1.5 million have been donated to chil- dren s charities over the past decade. This year s event starts at 9.30am on March 10. Entry costs $10 for children 15 and under and $15 for adults. Go to roundthebays. co.nz to register and for information.
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