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December 2015

our west Let's get together and

The Trusts Supreme Sporting Award for 2015 The Flagship" drops anchor at Westpark Marina

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Massive roading projects continue to transform West Auckland

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Icon of the West – Thomas Henderson

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Let's celebrate another fantastic year and have a wonderful Christmas one and all! I don’t know about you but to me, the West keeps getting more and more fantastic and I certainly get more and more proud of The Trusts and the role that we’re playing in this incredible part of the world. It’s Christmas (I know, you've already noticed!). The arrival of summer, the man in the red suit, the holidays and all the good that goes with this time of the year is a great moment to take stock of where we’ve been for the last 12 months and where we’re heading in the 12 months to come. Needless to say, I am hugely proud of the fact that our Westgate West Liquor was voted by Hospitality New Zealand as the best retail liquor store in the country. And as I said last month, because all our West Liquor and Village Wine & Spirits stores are designed to be as good as each other, it is reasonable to say that any of our stores could have been entered for that award. But I don’t want to detract from the achievement and we all do heartily congratulate the West Liquor Westgate Centre on this stellar achievement. 2015 was the year we wrapped up the revamping of our retail stores and revolutionising liquor retailing not just in West Auckland but for New Zealand. So now we will turn our attention to our restaurant and bar venues.

In this issue, we showcase the launch of the refurbished, renamed and repositioned Flagship Restaurant at West Harbour, formerly known as The Marina. This is the start of the overhaul of the hospitality side of our business to provide you with modern bars and restaurants, relevant to their market and well known for superb ambience, good food, drinks and service. The kind of image and standard we're aiming to exceed, is that of the best of modern suburban hospitality you'd find here in New Zealand or overseas. If we get that right, and we intend to, in the not too distant future we’ll be embarking on a new hospitality era for residents and visitors alike.

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On the subject of change, we congratulate Lynnmall on the extensions and the Brickworks. Both are statements of confidence in the West. We look forward to BlackSalt and Bricklane taking a leading role in the new vibrancy in New Lynn and setting the bar higher and higher.

During the year we’ve proudly continued our campaign of supporting and sponsoring many of the events, teams, things and places that make West Auckland terrific. The Trusts Arena is an obvious example. It has continued to excel and to build on past successes, just look at the darts as an example. Unfortunately, though, we’re losing an old friend from the Arena. Brian Blake the CEO is moving on to new challenges having successfully built the Arena to be one of Auckland’s most widely utilised facilities. We wish him well and every success, and thank him for all he’s done during his time in charge. We have seen The Northern Mystics deliver on their promise that they are re-building to the glory days when they came within a game of winning the Trans-Tasman Championship. The Trusts Bowls Open, one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand Bowls, is being played as I write, and we’ve just experienced the stunning success of The Trusts Art and Sculpture Awards and the Portage Ceramic Awards. The Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation goes from strength to strength as do the Sport Waitakere Sporting Excellence Awards. We are immensely proud of the fact that we support and sponsor all these and many more activities and West Auckland based clubs and societies. They are important to the people of West Auckland and help make West Auckland the special community it is. In closing, I would be failing in my duty if I didn’t urge you to take advantage of the fantastic deals we have on offer for the Christmas season, but please don’t drink and drive or drink and swim. Enjoy a social drink or two and if you are driving there are some great guidelines now available on Hospitality New Zealand’s website and from any of our venues.

Everyone here at The Trusts says thank you for your support and wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, one and all.

Simon Wickham CHIEF EXECUTIVE


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Having swept up virtually every award in the last two years, New Windsor’s world champion swimmer, Gabrielle Fa’amausili, has now shared The Trusts Supreme Award at the Sport Waitakere Sporting Excellence Awards with joint winner Igor Polianski, coach at the United Swimming Club.

The winners for 2015 were:

On her way to The Trusts Supreme Award, Gabrielle was also named Junior Sportswoman Of the Year and received the Italian Stone Pacific Island Achievement Award. Igor was named the Douglas Pharmaceuticals Coach of the Year.

Foster Signs Sport Volunteer of the Year

Gabrielle was previously winner of the Emerging Talent Award at the Halbergs and has twice been the only Gold Scholarship winner at the Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation, also supported by The Trusts.

Tai Nuualliitia, New Lynn Rugby League Football Club Inc

Altogether 17 Awards were made in different categories, as Sport Waitakere acknowledged the outstanding sporting achievements and athletes in West Auckland for 2015.

Douglas Pharmaceuticals Coach of the Year

Sport Waitakere CEO, Lynette Adams said the Sporting Excellence Awards continues to grow each year, with all nominations being of a high calibre. “We are pleased to announce this year’s winners and congratulate them all on their sporting achievements”.

Gabrielle Fa’amausili, Swimming, Avondale College

Yvonne Abel, United North Piha Lifeguard Service

Administrator of the Year Canam Construction Team Of The Year Piha Surf Life Saving Club, Boats Team

Igor Polianski, United Swimming Club

Junior Sportswoman of the Year West City Holden Junior Sportsman of the Year Aaron Booth, Waitakere City Athletics Club

Italian Stone Pacific Island Achievement Award Gabrielle Fa’amausili, Avondale College

Māori Achievement Award Anastasia Sekene, Rugby, Netball, Avondale College

Sentra Printing Official of the Year Murray Free, Waitakere City Athletics Club

Club of the Year Piha Surf Life Saving Club

UNITEC Youth Leadership in Sport Award Kuiniseti Seuseu, St Dominic’s Catholic College

Secondary School Sportsperson of the Year Vincent Inta, Karate, Rutherford College

Harcourts Secondary School Team of the Year Kelston Boys High School Waka Ama

CRE8TE Video Masters Sportsperson of the Year Nigel Davis, Tag, NZ Maori Tag

Steinlager Sportsman of the Year Maori Kava Tere, Waka Ama, Waitakere Outrigger Canoe Club

Sportswoman of the Year Teneale Hatton, Piha Surf Life Saving Club

THE TRUSTS Supreme Award Congratulations to our joint winners Gabrielle and Igor, what an outstanding year.

Gabrielle Fa’amausili, Igor Polianski

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The Flagship" drops anchor at Westpark Marina bringing modern family dining to the area The Flagship “dropped anchor” in Westpark Marina late last month, bringing the kind of modern family dining the people of West Harbour/Hobsonville Point have been asking for. It also ushered in a new era of hospitality operations for The Trusts, with a “fleet” of bars and restaurants due to be revitalised and expanded in the coming years. Formerly The Marina Restaurant, “The Flagship” has a gorgeous location overlooking the marina and the view back to Auckland, with the water almost lapping at the front veranda. It has been transformed in recent weeks. It’s now a place of vivid, vibrant colours, blue, green, yellow; stripes across the floor and up the wall, “pre-loved” bar stools refreshed with vivid paint.

It’s made for relaxed family dining, where almost nothing on a broad menu is over $30. And there’s a kids’ area that’s just a little bit separate from the bar and restaurant but still close enough that parents can oversee what their little ones are up to. The kitchen is open to the dining area and the menu encourages sharing meals. Sharing is another “family friendly touch”. It makes dining more informal, fun and affordable than the rigid one meal per person format. Which is good for families. Small plates cost $12 to $18, large ones $22 to about $27, there’s vegetarian, dairy and gluten free options, burgers and a broad range of salads. Senior Multi Venue Manager Guy Randall, who joined The Trusts back in March, knows that The Flagship is positioned to meet what locals want because they’ve told him so. When his appointment was reported in Our West, local people emailed him about what they wanted in the venue. “It was really nice that people took time out of their lives to email and tell me what they wanted,” he says wiping a lick of bright blue paint off his thumb.

The paint is there because he was getting his hands dirty helping the staff and builders. It’s two days to opening with about two weeks’ work to do, but he’s happy. It’ll get done. He has a background in literally building and operating bars and restaurants and he’s been “on the tools” for the last week. It helps put “a layer of soul” into the venue when the staff help to build it, he says. It also encourages them to get creative, add their own touches and do more with less. And it enables Guy to meet the many locals who keep dropping by to see what’s happening. “I’m normally in a suit in the office, but here I can meet the people and it’s cool to be able to take them on a tour,” he says. He thinks the team has a winning touch with the “Ahoy Pirates, Kids Club”. When they join, kids get a shirt with the club logo to keep and ever afterwards their meals cost just $5. Guy says they will be providing special events for children at weekends. When asked who will be devising the activities, he says it’ll probably be himself and new Flagship manager Katrina Daglish, who has been promoted rapidly up The Trusts Golden Ladder, which is designed to create opportunities for staff to grow. You get the feeling that family man Guy, who moved his family from Christchurch to work for The Trusts, won’t mind a bit. He’s obviously having a lot of fun and keenly looking forward to serving up what the local people want and have asked for.

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Then he’ll be turning his attention to the task of revitalising and building the other bars and restaurants. Some will be rejuvenated, some rebuilt, some new ones built and maybe some closed or sold. All will be tailored to their neighbourhoods and between them they will transform dining out in the West.


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Portage Ceramic Awards an evening that exceeded all expectations How do you top being the richest and most important ceramics awards in New Zealand with a seriously high international reputation? After all, the public, artists and art experts alike are already hanging out to find out who won and to see the stunning array of entries, many of which are world-class.

How? Easy. You wheel in a superstar. No wonder Te Uru Gallery Director, Andrew Clifford's lips were sealed" in the lead up 2015's stunning Portage Ceramic Awards night. Guests were directed to a raw concrete block basement and loading dock and probably thought that the event had gone all industrial and minimalistic. That is until Andrew did his grand opening speech replete with broad hints and drum roll, please, John Rowles stepped from behind a curtain onto the stage. The simple pragmatic reason for the basement venue was that the Awards entries were on display throughout the galleries above and the basement was the only remaining space big enough for a concert.

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Te Atatu’s most famous son John Rowles live at the opened his international career Ceramic Awards. four decades ago with the mega-hit “If I only had time”. He went on to renown in Las Vegas as a singer and showman to rival the likes of Tom Jones and to dominate the Hawaiian scene for many years. Along the way he rubbed shoulders with legends like Elvis, Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior and many other superstars. Even after all that, he is still a Westie and so, riding calmly over the shock and awe he created, particularly among those who grew up with his music, he proceeded to treat the audience to a run through of his lengthy song book. No two or three songs, collect the fee for the gig and go home for this star. The legendary John Rowles was there to jam, to make and share music, and he was still there hours later, belting out classics new and old, with even a little hip hop thrown in. “Respect” Andrew and the team at Te Uru, “respect”. Let’s see what you can do to beat that next year!

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Portage Ceramic Awards showcase standards and diversity of a vibrant part of the creative culture of New Zealand Irish judge Ingrid Murphy, an acclaimed ceramicist in her own right, told the assembled audience how, having agreed to judge, she received a container with photographs and details of 260 entries. The weight of the box alone was impressive and posed the question, h ow could so much that was excellent really come from a small number of people on the far side of the globe? “One of the significant factors of open competitions like the Portage Ceramic Awards is that they enable every voice to become a choir,” she said. “Arriving in New Zealand and physically seeing the works I had selected, was akin to meeting an on-line date. Did they match up to my expectations. Had they lied about their height? An image never prepares you for experiencing an object in the flesh and to see the selection of objects I had chosen in the beautiful space that is Te Uru, did not disappoint. It was like meeting old friends in unfamiliar surroundings,” she said.

Winner of the highly prestigious residency at the Virginia Leonard's merit International Ceramic winning Too Many Surgeoaward ns. Research Centre in Guldagergaard, Denmark, was celebrated Auckland artist John Parker, also a previous winner, in 2007. Appointed Adjunct Professor, Performance and Screen Arts, Unitec, in 2012 and the Arts Foundation of NZ Arts Laureate in 2010, Parker will spend a year in Denmark. Works by Richard Stratton, the 2013 residency winner were also on display, some showing the influences acquired at Guldagergaard.

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Ingrid said that, in the end, the winning pieces possess a range of qualities ranging from poetic beauty to brutal power that hopefully represent the high standards and diverse ceramic practice that forms a vibrant part of the creative culture of New Zealand.

The winner of the $15,000 supreme award was Wellington artist Raewyn Atkinson, with "Wasters III Accumulate", a commentary on the modern culture of waste. A second time winner, Atkinson also won the supreme award in 2004 with works inspired by time she spent in Antarctica.

Paul Maseyk merit award winning Essential Equipment for a Competent Arsonist.

She said “Wasters” draws on a range of influences and experiences including a beach in north California made entirely of ceramic shards. The work reflects back on the losses that occur in the ceramics firing process and questions “the value and meaning of making in the 21st century”. Raewyn Atkinson's work is held in several collections including Te Papa, The Dowse Art Museum, the Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Japan. New Plymouth artist Paul Maseyk received one of two merit awards for the whimsically titled, "Essential Equipment for a Competent Arsonist" and Aucklander Virginia Leonard took the other merit award with ‘Too Many Surgeons”.

Raewyn Atkinson’s Supreme Award winning - Wasters III (Accumulate)

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'Tis the Season of Remembrance Following on from its fantastic Craft Out West Festival last month, Hospice West Auckland has turned its attention to the understanding that Christmas is a time for thinking of all the people we love, including those who have passed on. How best to commemorate loved ones no longer with us, can be a struggle for some people and many others draw strength, comfort and indeed inspiration through shared occasions. To help meet these wishes Hospice has created a number of shared remembrance events this Christmas, some that generate support for Hospice and some that are simply ways to share a memory. One is to create a star at a Tree of Remembrance in shopping malls, Farmers Department stores and busy shopping areas in west Auckland, in the lead up to Christmas. In exchange for a donation, you can write a message or memory in honour of a loved one. Volunteers are still needed for shifts to mind the trees, the commitment sought is just one 3 hour shift but more if you can spare the time.

Please contact EmmaM@hwa.org.nz or phone 0274 033 450 if you'd like to help out. Your gift of time will make a real difference to people remembering their loved ones this Christmas and help Hospice at the same time. The other option is to light up a star on the virtual Remembrance Tree at www.hwa.org.nz Hospice House at 52 Beach Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula will be all lit up until 31 December with thanks to local businesses. Hospice West Auckland provides care and support at no cost to the people of west Auckland, during terminal or life-limiting illness.

Hospice House in all its Christmas splendour.

Part of the Craft Out West Festival for Hospice that packed the West Wave Recreation Centre last month. There was an extraordinary array of fine goods offering exceptional value, including jewellery, toys, keepsakes, foods, shawls, rugs and throws, clothing and hobbies.

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Massive projects continue to transform West Auckland in 2016 Next year will see some major projects nearing completion and creating a watershed moment in the history of Auckland. Because of this transformation there seem to be road works everywhere but, as the old adage says, “to make an omelette, you must first break eggs”. In this case, all these works are leading to ever better facilities for walking and cycling; ever better public transport and a roading network that copes better with the ever increasing number of people of West Auckland. When Auckland, the super city, was formed five years ago, one of the main drivers was the need to beat road congestion. Ever since, Auckland Transport, NZTA (Government) and Auckland Council have been collaborating on the planning and delivery of better roads and attractive alternatives to the private car. This year, in particular, the gains have been quite spectacular. For example, with a fully electrified rail network, this year Aucklanders and visitors took more than 15 million trips by rail and 81 million trips overall, on bus, rail and ferry and the number of passengers continues to grow. This proves the truth in the cliche, “build it and they will come”. This should be even more true when the city’s underground rail link (CRL) between Mt Eden and Britomart is open, cutting an estimated 20 minutes off the trip time between Henderson and the CBD. In terms of the roads, both the motorway system (owned and built by NZTA) and the city road network (owned and built by Auckland Transport (AT)), are designed to work together to produce the best results. The biggest project is the huge western ring route that will eventually link Northland to the Waikato via the North Western Motorway, the new Waterview tunnels, Mangere and Manukau. This will enable motorists to completely by-pass the city if they choose and relieve pressure on existing motorways. On a more day-today level, it will give Westies a faster route to the airport and to the south. The improvements currently being made to the North Western motorway between Lincoln Road and Waterview, are key components in this new ring route. During 2016, the upgrade of the causeway between Waterview and Te Atatu will be all but completed, ready for opening in early 2017. This month, in fact, we can expect to see the upgraded Te Atatu on and off ramps in operation and the new cycle underpass at Te Atatu opened as another link in the North Western Cycleway. Following a similar schedule to the causeway, are the completions of the Waterview tunnels themselves and the upgrade of Te Atatu Road. All are presently slated to be

The sheer breathtaking scale of just one of the Waterview tunnels.

opened by early 2017, thus completing one of the biggest single improvements to the Auckland motorway system since it was first built six decades ago. The Te Atatu Road project will widen the road, remove the roundabout and replace it with traffic lights synchronised with all other traffic lights to improve the traffic flow. Next year, new projects will also be starting. NZTA will start the process to upgrade the North Western Motorway between Lincoln Road and Westgate, a project that will widen the motorway, re-build the Royal Road Bridge and add even more extensions to the cycleway. The Lincoln Road to Westgate section of motorway will complete the West Auckland sector of the ring route. Like the causeway, it will have dedicated bus shoulder lanes to speed the travel times for buses travelling between the West, the CBD and elsewhere in Auckland. Buses will be provided on a new “hub and spoke” model and synchronise with train services. The aim is to create services so frequent you won’t need a timetable and so fast that they will be an attractive alternative to sitting in a car. The “New Network” is expected to begin operations in the West sometime in the second half of 2016. The widening of Fred Taylor Drive at Westgate, between Don Buck Road and the motorway is due for completion this month and a bus station for the New Network, is due to open in the Westgate Town Centre in October. A new style of roundabout will also be investigated for the junction of Fred Taylor and Don Buck Roads. During December, Auckland Transport will begin making preparations for the first stage of the Lincoln Road upgrade. As with Te Atatu Road, when the project goes ahead, Lincoln Road is to be widened, it will have two T3 lanes which can be used by buses and other passenger services such as taxis, private vehicles with three or more people, motor bikes and scooters. With fewer of these vehicles in the T3 lane, than in the general lane, traffic will move quicker, rewarding vehicles with several occupants. There will also be separated cycle lanes and improved footpaths. The major new Te Whau Coastal Walkway linking Te Atatu and New Lynn will be progressed. Meanwhile AT plans to build a pedestrian and cycle bridge across the Whau River before the end of next year. All the cycleways will eventually link into one integrated network that will in time cover all of Auckland.

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Thomas icons west of the

Henderson

Very few towns have the association with one founding person that Henderson does with Thomas Maxwell Henderson, the man who almost single-handedly laid the foundations of the town we know today and gave it its name. Wherever we look today, we look across more than 10,000 acres (about 7,000 hectares) that Henderson once owned. The first half acquired from Ngati Whatua in 1844, in exchange for the schooner “Lucidan”. The second half was purchased later. It is across this area that Henderson grew. It nearly didn’t happen. In those days, Maori could not be “alienated” from their land except via the Government and the deal between Henderson and Iwi was barely done when Governor FitzRoy cancelled it. Henderson promptly reclaimed the Lucidan which didn’t suit Ngati Whatua at all. They petitioned FitzRoy to reverse his decision and the swap was back on, albeit for only 5,000 acres or half the original. So it was in 1844 Henderson acquired a large tract of land and set up a timber business, almost certainly as a bulk supplier of logs for others to mill and use. This accounts for the mosaic sign in Henderson saying the town was founded in 1844. Not satisfied with supplying logs, Henderson built Henderson’s Mill (probably in 1848), on the banks of the Opanuku Creek, to mill his own timber and reap greater profits. From these early steps grew an empire that eventually encompassed timber milling, farming, orcharding, hotel-keeping, gum digging, importing and exporting, brick-making, shipping and politics, together with pioneering investments and directorships in insurance, banking and other businesses. The area acquired the name Henderson’s Mill and then, just Henderson. Pretty much everywhere you look today in Henderson, there are reminders. The Falls Hotel on Falls Park (not its original site) was built as the Oratia Hotel; Mill Cottage in Sel Peacock Drive is a reproduction of the original; the bridge between Falls Park and West Wave, (the second of Waitakere’s “Art Bridges), is McLeod’s Crossing, probably named for “Shepherd John McLeod”, one of Henderson’s key employees; Catherine Place and Catherine Street are named for Henderson’s wife. Thomas Henderson was, in every sense, a New Zealand pioneer. Among the earliest European settlers, he and an extended family arrived in Wellington in 1840 and in Auckland in 1841 when there wasn’t a single European building here. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1810 and made his first career as an engineer, machine builder and possibly, blacksmith. In 1834 he married Catherine Macfarlane at Perth (Scotland) and from then on Thomas, Catherine

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and her brothers Henry and John, tended to act together. In 1840, having read the New Zealand Company’s legendary (and not necessarily honest) advertisements seeking settlers to take up land in Wellington, Thomas and Co set sail from Gravesend on the “London”, one of the very first immigrant ships to New Zealand. Wellington was a shambles and within months Thomas had rushed to Auckland in response to the news that Governor Hobson had decided to establish the nation’s capital at Tamaki (Auckland) and land would be for sale. In April 1841 Thomas bought land in the new capital. Selling up in Wellington, the families moved north and set up the Commercial Hotel, Auckland’s very first, at the corner of Shortland Street and High Street. Having been burnt down and rebuilt in brick, this beloved watering hole is still there under the name of De Bretts Hotel. The brothers-in-law must have been wealthy because the original Kauri hotel cost the then vast sum of two thousand pounds and was acclaimed for its size and “pretentiousness.” Now, they settled down to become real businessmen. They founded Henderson & Macfarlane Ltd to trade in timber, gum, food and anything else that would turn a profit. This pioneer company lived on under the Henderson and Macfarlane Ltd name for 150 years, until 1997, and had a massive influence in the development of the new city and colony. From its early ventures into shipping, sprang the Circular Saw Line, a pioneer shipping venture that traded throughout the Pacific, as far as North and South America and even China. This shipping giant had modest beginnings in 1842 when the brothers-in-law commissioned a locally-built cutter to ply the Waitemata Harbour and as far north as Warkworth. Within months they bought the “Lucidan”. According to an Advertisement in the Daily Southern Cross of 27 January, 1844, “Lucidan” was to make its maiden voyage under their flag, four days later, on 31 January. The ship soon came to the attention of Ngati Whatua chiefs who wanted to establish their own shipping service. Later that year, they made the offer to swap vast tracts of West Auckland forest for the ship. And so began the great trading venture upon which the modern Henderson was founded. Very soon Kauri was pouring out of the forests and the shipping line was ever expanding, shipping timber first to Australia and bringing general cargo back. New ships were acquired and the trade expanded to the Pacific Islands, California, Chile and China.

Thomas Henderson, Icon of the West


The Trusts Arena Cleans Up At National Awards This sign sommemorating the year Thomas Henderson set up in business, is on the corner of Great North Road and Edsel St in Henderson. At this point, they hired “Long John” McLeod, a Canadian, to manage and grow the milling business. With over a hundred workers on an isolated site, accommodation was provided in cottages and in the mid-1850’s, Henderson established Delta Farm to provide fresh food to his Mclead's Crossing, Waitakere's second art bridge named for workers. “Shepherd John” McLeod, a Scot, Shepherd John McLeod who farmed near here was taken on as farm West Wav , links Falls Park and the e complex. manager and within a year or so, the farm was producing a wide range of produce. The now historic Falls Hotel, is thought to have been built in 1854, beside Great North Road near the Oratia Stream, to accommodate Henderson’s work force. After a long and varied history, it was moved a short distance in the 1960s and in 1996 moved to its present site and completely restored as a restaurant. The 1850s saw the full flowering of Thomas Henderson’s many talents as he became one of Auckland’s leading business men and the country’s leading politicians. By the end of that decade, Henderson had been a founder of the Bank of New Zealand, The New Zealand Insurance Company, The Auckland Gas Company and the Loan and Mercantile Company. The NZI was founded after the great fire of Auckland in 1858, that wiped out properties in High Street, Shortland Street and several others, to the tune of thirty thousand pounds. Henderson’s Commercial Hotel was a victim. He was elected to both the Auckland Provincial Council and Parliament in 1855. He served the council for two, two year terms, a decade apart and in government, he served until his death 31 years later, in 1886. In 1861-62 he was a minister without portfolio in Premier William Fox’s Government and then in 1878, Premier Sir George Grey appointed him to the Legislative Council (then New Zealand’s Upper House). He was struck down by a stroke in Wellington on 19 June 1886. He died eight days later and was buried beside Catherine in the Symonds Street Cemetery.

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WINNER Supreme Venue 2015 WINNER Best Large Venue of the Year The Trusts Arena has won the Supreme Venue of the Year at the Entertainment Venues Association National Awards.

We are incredibly proud of our whole team in winning this award. As one of the busiest facilities in New Zealand the long hours of work in the middle of the night and early mornings often goes unrewarded. This team works incredibly hard to deliver a wide array of sports and events to our community and to be recognised as the best in our industry is incredibly humbling and rewarding. Brian Blake – Chief Executive The Trusts Arena also won best Large Venue of the Year beating out Eden Park and Seddon Park in Hamilton for the Award. Previous Supreme Venue Awards winners have been Vector Arena and Claudelands Arena in Hamilton. The large venue category is for Venues with a seated capacity of over 5,000 seats. The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand is the national body for the Venues Industry and works towards delivering excellence across the entire venue industry within New Zealand. The inaugural awards were held in 2013 to recognise those venues who represent the best the industry has to offer and to develop a culture of excellence in the venue industry. The awards are judged by a panel of industry hirers and association judges in a blind judging process. The judges are looking for a clear understanding of the venues aims and objectives as well as a commitment to its staff and stakeholders to deliver venues that are sustainable and positive assets to their communities.

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Two new champions take top honours in The Trusts New Zealand Bowls Open Nelson Bay’s Richard Girvan is the 2015 Men’s Singles Champion at The Trusts New Zealand Open beating Waiheke’s Scott Cottrell 2112 after a titanic struggle, while Papakura’s Natarsha Grimshaw downed Reen Stratford of Aramaho, by the identical score 21-12.

Richard Girvan

Natarsha Grimshaw & Reen Stratford

While the scoreline was identical, the men’s final was a much more tightly contested struggle that, for a long time, could have gone either way. Meanwhile Natarsha Grimshaw had scored 10 unanswered points by the 7th end and while Reen Stratford got back to 6-10 after 9, her opponent then finished the match going away.

Taylor Horn, Jesse Russell & Murray Dorreen

Young-guns Taylor Horn (Thames Valley) and Jessie Russell (Waikato) beat Riverhead’s Duane McDonald and David Ross 17-10 to take the Ryman Healthcare Men's Pairs Title. Lauren Mills and Caroline Downs (Kensington) beat Karen de Jongh and Bev Crowe (Carlton Cornwall) 18-7 to take the Ryman Healthcare Women’s Pairs.

It was a winning tournament for Grimshaw whose composite triples beat Blockhouse Bay 18 -15 for the Aero Bowls Womens Triples title.

Norm Earnshaw and Dave Stallard were the star performers in the disabled pairs and triples. In the pairs they beat Sue Curren and Don Clark and then teamed up Chris Matthews to beat Mark Mitchell, Sally Engi, Linda Bennett in the Triples.

Scott Cottrell had the reverse fortune when he and his Browns Bay companions went down 13-11 to Hillcrest, in the Aero Bowls Mens’ Triple final.

The tournament was played at both the Henderson Bowling Club and the Blockhouse Bay Bowling Club.

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Tickets to the 2016 Harbourview Scultpure Trail are available now! Two international sculptors are among the 37 sculptors entering 43 works in next year’s highly anticipated Harbourview Sculpture Trail, the biennial event with a dress circle setting on Te Atatu’s Harbourview/Orangihina Park. Here the sculptures can be viewed against the backdrop of city views across the beautiful Waitemata by day and the city lights by night. The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is described as a journey of discovery, showcasing a wide range of sculpture and outdoor art in a unique setting. “All of the sculptures are site specific and have been chosen to sit amongst the wetland site. Several works will use materials found in the area as an integral part of the sculpture. I’m really excited about the works which have been selected and I look forward to identifying locations in the trail where each special piece will shine in its own environment.” Says Sally Lush, Harbourview Sculpture Trail Curator.

Other outstanding sculptors include Bridget Mintoft, and Te Atatu’s Carol Green and Penny Howard-Smith among the 37 artists chosen by a panel that included Andrew Clifford Director of Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Monique Redmond Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of Visual Arts at AUT and Ms Lush. The trail also feature an interactive kid’s ‘Creation Station’ presented in partnership with Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, a pop-up Art Shop and the opportunity to vote in the People’s Choice Award, sponsored by Ray White Te Atatu. The Harbourview Sculpture Trail is open daily from Saturday 5 March to Monday 28 March 2016. Curator Sally Lush will host public tours each Friday and Saturday at 11am and 2pm. Tickets cost $15 with concessions at $12 and $5 for children are available now from iTICKET.

Recycled glass and shopping bags, natural wood and metals are among the materials chosen by the sculptors. “Anthea Simmonds, from the Netherlands, will create a floating Portable Paradise exhibit and Sally Kidall, from Australia, will showcase In the Bag: is enough enough? With both works focusing on cultural displacement, consumption and materialism,” Sally Lush says.

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