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Upper Hutt Leader : November 30th 2011
53 UPPER HUTT LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2011 SPORT 0800 227 836 For more info & free brochure ph Be an Awesome Bartender Professional Waiter NZQA Recognized Student Loans & Allowances Your classroom is a Licensed Bar & Restaurant NZ's best bar & hospitality school Choice of Part Time, Full Time Day or Night Classes THE PROFESSIONAL BAR & RESTAURANT SCHOOL T SCHOO O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O O OL L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L Enrolling now for 2011 So don't miss out! Career Develop. & Training Trades & Services Vacancies Career Develop. & Training COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKERS Geneva Health is recruiting experienced Community Support Workers to provide support and care for adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities in residential settings throughout the Hutt Valley. Suitable applicants for this role must have experience in working in an acute or community mental health/ intellectual disability setting, have a current CPI and CPR certificate, be proficient with managing challenging behaviours, hold a full drivers license and be able to drive a manual van. To find out more, please email your CV to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Call Dee on 0800 436382 or Allison on 04 474 2490, or register online at www.genevahealth.co.nz 4227829AA ESTIMATOR / SALES A position has become available for an Estimator / Salesperson at our Upper Hutt Shop. The role requires a high degree of numeracy and the ability to work on detailed plans and quantify materials. You will need excellent computer skills and be able to work quickly and efficiently. Retail sales in our showroom are another facet of the role and excellent communication skills are required. You will need to be physically fit as the role involves heavy lifting. Rostered Saturday morning work is a requirement. Training will be available to the suitable applicant. We offer a competitive wage and a pleasant work environment in our newly refurbished showroom. IF you think this is the job for you then we would like to hear from you now. In the first instance reply in your own handwriting stating your relevant experience and any references you have to; THE MANAGER Flair Flooring Xtra Ltd 22 Pine Ave Upper Hutt SERVICE TECHNICIANS Outdoor Power Equipment Leading Specialist Retailer has 2 positions available based in Upper Hutt for:- a qualified small engine mechanic and an apprentice (has undertaken a pre- apprenticeship course) You will need to be computer literate, enthusiastic and interact well with others. To apply, please forward CV along with a covering letter to: PO Box 40 408 Upper Hutt 5140 or email: email@example.com Applications close Friday 9 December 2011 Fast-stacked for success Black Stacks: Nicolas Kananghinis' fast hands have earned him a place in the New Zealand Sport Stacking team. Photo: AMY JACKMAN By AMY JACKMAN The ability to stack plastic cups very fast has earned an Upper Hutt boy a spot in the New Zea- land Sport Stacking team for the World Championships to be held in Germany next year. Nicolas Kananghinis, a 10-year-old from St Joseph's School, is one of six children chosen to make up the New Zealand Black Stacks'' team. His third-place overall finish at the National Sport Stacking Tournament in Palmerston North was enough to see him qualify with five others for the team. Nicolas says he was very excited when he heard he got into the team. We got a call and then Mum came in to my room because I was already stacking. Then I was really excited. I was just running around every- where.'' Sport stacking features one or two children stacking 12 cups in certain sequences. They must stack the cups up and down in the quickest time possible. The current world record for the fastest sport stack cycle'' is 5.63 seconds. Nicolas has been sport stack- ing for a year and says it is addictive. All my friends did it and went to nationals. I just really like it and if you do it once you have to keep on doing it again and again. When I first did it, it [his time] was like 47 seconds and I did it with a stop watch because I didn't have a proper mat or anything. I thought 47 seconds is really good but now I'm way faster.'' His current fastest time is 8.03 seconds and he hopes to get down to a low seven seconds in Germany. I'm aiming for a low seven because that's the time you need to get up to the top ten. The first day is to get you into the finals and the second day is the finals, so I want to make it to that second day.'' Sponsorship is needed to help the team get to Germany. Poten- tial sponsors should contact Speed Stacks (NZ) on 06 326 9535 or Richard Lloyd on 021 737 806. Hutt coach with good track record is looking for that winning culture By NICHOLAS BOYACK Cup runneth over: Paul Brennan enjoyed a lot of success on the cricket field but is now looking forward to helping HIBS produce its first first- class cricketer. Paul Brennan is not a big name in local sport but he has a cricket CV that most people would be proud of. A product of St Bernard's Col- lege, he is the director of sport at Hutt International Boys' School (HIBS) and coaches Hutt Dis- tricts Cricket Club. As a cricketer he was a mili- tary medium pacer and tail ender, who liked to slog but he played a key role in a golden era of Hutt Valley Cricket. He joined Stokes Valley to be near his mates and captained a team put together by Russell Cookson that won a bucket load of Hutt Valley, Wellington and News Zealand titles. In 2001, Stokes Valley over- came massive odds to beat Cornwall (which had Heath Davis in its ranks) and win the national one-day title. They had a truck load of good players. They murdered us in the round-robin and bowled us out for 94 but we turned the tables [in the final] and beat them by six wickets. That was a highlight for me. We had Stokes Valley as the No 1 club side in the country. That was a pretty good effort.'' In 2007, he turned his back on a banking career and took the job as director of sport at HIBS, where he took HIBS to a Gillette Cup final. That is a good record for someone who in his early days showed more promise as a rugby player. He was good enough to play rugby for Wellington under-19s and was a fringe premier player for Hutt Valley Marist. Looking at him now, you would never guess he was a first five or fullback, when he gave the game away. I just enjoyed the social life too much and just wanted to play rugby with my mates down the grades.'' However, he kept playing cricket for Hutt Valley Marist, Eastern Hutt and then Stokes Valley. It was at Stokes Valley where he enjoyed most success and teamed up with Russell Cookson. Stokes Valley had a crop of good young players but Cookson, he says, realised the club would always struggle to produce home-grown players. He recruited a number of top players, including Matthew Walker, and Brennan says it was satisfying to be part of a successful, well-run team. With players like Grant Donaldson, Shane Battock, Kyle Wheallens, Glyn Howell, Ben McQuay and Walker, he says it was highly enjoyable and a good team to captain. I just enjoyed my cricket and I knew what I could do. Give me the ball and I could do a job.'' He gives much of the credit for Stokes Valley's success, to Cookson, whom he rates highly. For the clubs I have been associated with, he has done the best he can do to make sure the club has been run well. I take my hat off to Russell Cookson. Without him we would not have done that well.'' It was Cookson who encour- aged Brennan to take up a role with Hutt Districts and he is keen to see the club do well. He has felt for some time that Hutt has under-performed and working with Chris Nevin he wants to create a winning cul- ture. The club has a massive junior base and strong links with HIBS and Brennan says it should really be one of the top teams in Wellington. Like his time with Stokes Val- ley, he gets a lot of satisfaction from his job at HIBS. He coached their First XI for four years, winning three one-day titles and getting HIBS in to the Gillette Cup final, the national championship for school teams. The school is well resourced and he says working with top young cricketers is a real privi- lege. During the last four or five years, it has produced numerous top players and he predicts that it will soon produce its first first- class cricketer. The most likely candidates are Matt Taylor, Fraser Colson, Brett Johnston and Ricky Joseph.
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