Teen Sharonika Prasad used to be scared, of life, of opportunity. She lacked self-confidence. ‘‘I had a negative mind set in which I had beliefs that I would never be successful at anything, with a very low self-esteem. ‘‘I made excuses because I had no motivation and little confidence and I let life pass me by even if it was a wonderful opportunity because I was so afraid of the unknown.’’
Not anymore! Prasad, 18, and the youngest in a family of five, is now working as a caregiver while studying a foundation course at NZMA for occupational therapy and has realised she ‘‘could do anything’’. She is the first in her family to go to university. The South Auckland teen has found her potential with the help of our Foundation that aims to transform young Kiwi lives.
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MetService has issued severe weather updates for the following:
Heavy Rain Warning:
The ranges of Westland south of Otira
Fiordland north of Breaksea Sound
Heavy Rain Watch:
Ranges of Westland north of Otira, and the Canterbury headwaters north of Arthurs Pass
The Canterbury headwaters, from Arthurs Pass southwards
The Otago headwaters
Strong Wind Watch:
Southern Lakes, Central Otago west of Alexandra, and Southland
Road snowfall warnings:
Lindis Pass (SH8)
Crown Range Road
Milford Road (SH94)
An update for severe weather will be issued by 9:00pm Monday 19 Aug 2019.
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