Kapi-Mana News : January 24th 2012
14 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 24, 2012 FEATURE Civil Construction You will gain a wide range of knowledge across the Civil Construction trades, including: › operating hand held construction equipment › prepare sites for road constructions › control tra c › drive heavy machinery and trucks (quali cation completion)* STUDENT SUCCESS POLYTECHNIC FOR ST *The Performance of Tertiary Education Organisations report. Whitireia were rated number one for quali cation completion in August 2011 by the Tertiary Education Commission. Get the skills used in jobs rebuilding Christchurch, constructing Transmission Gully and more! WNZ_CIVIL_2012 Civil construction workers are in-demand to build roads throughout New Zealand. is is a one year full-time programme o ered from the Whitireia Industry Training Centre in Porirua. Graduates of this programme are well prepared to start work in roading and major infrastructure projects such as the re-build of Christchurch and Transmission Gully. INDUSTRY TRAINING CENTRE enROl nOw STARTS FEBRUARY PORIRUA | WELLINGTON | KAPITI WWW.WHITIREIA.AC.NZ 0800 944 847 Phone: 566 4089 124 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt www.chilton.school.nz Dance classes for Preschool to adults at one of New Zealand's leading Dance institutions include: -- Preschool Dance -- Tap -- Ballet -- Musical Theatre -- Jazz -- Pilates -- Hip Hop -- Adult Classes -- Contemporary Come to our Enrolment Day open to girls and boys in the wider community Chilton Dance / Music Centre Enrolment Day Saturday 28 January 10.00am -- 12.00noon For booking forms and all enquiries please contact Chilton on 566 4089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Choirs and Orchestras Cherubs Choir: 6 -- 8 Years Mondays 3.30pm -- 4.30pm Brio Choir: 9 --12 Years Mondays 4.35pm -- 5.40pm Amadeus Orchestra: grade 3 or equiv. Mondays 3.40pm -- 4.40pm Amadeus Chamber Music: Mondays 4.40pm -- 5.10pm grade 4 or equiv. (Terms One and Two) Small sport's high achievers By JIM CHIPP Hunter and hunted: James Canny of central Wellington, rear, stalks Lee Evans of Kilbirnie in the feature race of the Laykold Cup Carnival last month. CONTINUED Page 15 Gary Anderson, Hayden Roulston and Sarah Ulmer have led New Zealanders to expect that our track cyclists will bring home medals from almost every Olympic Games. But that is a breathtakingly optimistic expectation from the small pool of enthusiasts who gather every week at Hataitai to race their no-brake, single-speed bikes around the velodrome. Port Nicholson Poneke Cyc- ling Club track co-ordinator Mark Coburn said the club had about 300 members including road and mountain bikers, and about 40 regularly turned up to the Tuesday evenings at the track. Despite the sport's relatively small following compared to rugby, he rated Alison Shanks and Jesse Sergent, who rides for Lance Armstrong's Radio Shack team, as strong gold medal con- tenders had the Olympic com- mittee not dropped the individ- ual pursuit events for London. The men's pursuit team was in with a realistic chance of gold, he said. Track cycling was popular among former runners in their forties, who might be starting to suffer from overuse injuries, he said. It is also popular with juniors, because it is an individual sport they can participate in outside their winter team sport season. It's a change from being forced into cricket or tennis.'' The idea of riding in a bunch on a banked track on a bike without brakes may seem like a recipe for disaster but the track has a good safety record. The banking makes cornering safer because the bike does not slide out from under the rider, there are no cars, and the braking force that is applied by pedalling is more gradual than a bike with hand-operated brakes. Nobody can jam on their brakes and cause a crash because they don't have any brakes,'' Coburn said. Anyone who can ride a bike can ride the track, with some tuition. The club has bikes for hire for those who want to try.
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