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May 2017 The Trusts Million Dollar Mission Celebrations!

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End is in sight for Te Atatu Road Improvements

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ICON of the West - Brian Brake, Master of Light

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Westies making a difference in North West Canada

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Congratulations to all of the organisations that were involved in Million Dollar Mission. The speed that we reached the million dollar target is testament to the public's support for the organisations involved and the excellent work that they do in the community. We completed another milestone on Tuesday 9th May with a wonderful celebration at the Quality Hotel Lincoln Green. Each of the 30 organisations who participated received their cheque, representing the support they received from the community for their cause during the Mission's voting stage. We look forward to keeping in touch with these inspirational organisations and will report back to you on their progress as they invest their share of Simon Wickham, Chief Executive. $1 million into the community. Thank you again for your support, the overwhelming feedback we have received is that the West Auckland community would like to see another Mission, so watch this space! Piha Surf Lifesaving Club look after visitor safety at one of the most popular patrolled beaches in New Zealand. They required funding to update their rescue equipment, including inflatable rescue boats and rescue tubes, and to paint their clubrooms.

$23,100

Piha Surf Lifesaving Club: Peter Brown (president) with elected members Linda Cooper and Sandra Coney.

Netball Waitakere organise netball for over 10,000 people each week during the winter season at Te Pai Courts. Their funding will go towards purchasing scoreboards and countdown clocks to provide a better experience for all their players and volunteers.

$18,505

Netball Waitakere: Kayne Ross (General Manager) and Aileen Mason (President) with elected members Warren Flaunty and Margi Watson.

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Zeal Education Trust is a youth organisation helping vulnerable young people in the community. Zeal needed funding for their Henderson project, which builds positive youth engagement while ensuring young people get the support and services they need.

$50,000

Zeal Education Trust: Levi Hohua (Street Youth Co-ordinator) and John Puleitu (CEO) with elected members Warren Flaunty and Margi Watson.

Family action is an organisation that provides counselling, refuge and social work outreach to women and families experiencing family or sexual violence. They required funding for a fit-for-purpose vehicle to support their work with women who need refuge.

$45,000

Family Action: Christine Healey (Admin Manger) and Michelle Clayton (CEO) with elected members Janet Clews and Steve Tollestrup.


Mission Celebrations! St John delivers an extensive range of essential health-related services and products to communities throughout New Zealand. They required funding for a new health shuttle to transport West Aucklanders to pre-arranged medical appointments.

$77,010

The Order of St John: Hannah Davies (Fundraising Manager) and Lindsay Roberts (Chairman) with elected members Janet Clews and Steve Tollestrup.

Kelston Girls' College, the only state school for girls in West Auckland, respects the community's rich diversity and empowers young women. They needed funding to repair the drainage of their sports fields, which flood and becomes unusable after heavy rain.

$25,580

Kelston Girls College: Laura Beere (Executive Officer) and Linda Fox (Principal) with elected members John Riddell and Neil Henderson.

Bay Olympic Soccer & Sports Club is the largest in West Auckland, with around 3,000 members from a wide range of cultures and age groups. They required funding for 4 portable goals, as well as two gazebos to use during tournaments.

$13,455

Bay Olympic Soccer Club: Graham Leaming (Chairman) with elected members John Riddell and Neil Henderson.

Big Buddy is a free, professionally-run mentoring service that trains male volunteers from the community to become mentors. They needed funding for their West Auckland coordinators who recruit, screen, and train male volunteers to mentor fatherless boys.

$20,905

Big Buddy Mentoring Trust: Russell Joyce (Fundraising Officer) with elected members Lynette Adams and Ami Chand.

KidsCan aims to ensure all children have the opportunity to take advantage of their schooling. This funding will allow them to install 30 trees of various varieties in 3 low decile West Auckland schools, as well as other gardening items required for the project.

$9,745

Kids Can Charitable Trust: Lorraine Wain (CFO) with elected members Lynette Adams and Ami Chand.

The Parenting place believes parents and children genuinely long for meaningful relationships. They were looking for funding to help West Auckland groups access their “Toolbox� programme and give parents the skills to make them even better.

$2,500

The Parenting Place: Louise Haines (Fundraising Co-ordinator) with elected members Shane Henderson and Catherine Farmer.

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It's about Giving Back Karekare Surf Club has been patrolling the beach and saving lives since 1935. The club has an unrivalled record in New Zealand for keeping the beach safe, and sort funding to help develop a new facility to replace their existing surf lifesaving club.

$77,130

Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club: John McLarin (Sports Manager) with elected member Penny Hulse.

The Auckland Swimming Association is responsible for the development and encouragement of competitive swimming throughout Auckland. They required funding to replace the Westwave Aquatic Centre scoreboard with one that will last in the demanding pool environment.

$44,995

Auckland Swimming Association: Willem Coetzee (Chairman) and Shirley Mackay (President) with elected member Penny Hulse.

Hospice West Auckland provides Specialist Palliative Care and support at no cost to the people of West Auckland, during terminal or life-limiting illness. They required funding to purchase a new vehicle to help keep their team on the road and provide their specialist services.

$40,000

Hospice West Auckland: Barbara Williams (CEO) with Sir Bob Harvey and netball legend Linda Vagana.

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The Massey Raise Up crew is a committee of young volunteers who initiate, plan and organise a range of activities, workshops and events for local youth. They required funding to create a youth-focused space for young people to study and learn, connect and interact.

$38,375

Massey YMCA Raise Up Crew: Conin Bowker, Peter Fegusson (CEO) and Jed Stancliffe with former Waitakere Mayor Sir Bob Harvey and netball legend Linda Vagana.

Bay Roskill Sports club is the home of The Vikings Rugby League team. They required funding for a range of new kitchen appliances to prepare food to sell in their tuckshop, and feed the players and supporters at after-match functions.

$11,660

Bay Roskill Sports Club: Kahu Te Amo (secretary) and Tash Tutaki (Treasurer) with The Trusts Chairman Brian Corban and elected member Linda Cooper.

Titirangi Badminton Club is the home of badminton in beautiful Titirangi. They are looking to upgrade the lighting on their courts to be more energy efficient and easier to maintain, which will make a huge difference to their club.

$11,010

Titirangi Badminton Club: Jody Bishop (President) and Glenis Robinson (Vice President) with The Trusts Chairman Brian Corban and elected member Linda Cooper.


to our community! Massey Matters works and connects with local residents, community groups, businesses and agencies, creating opportunities to make Massey an even better place to live. They needed funding for a community van to help more people participate in community events and activities.

$16,785

Massey Matters: Soraiya Daud (Community Network Co-ordinator) and Samantha Baker (Youth Coordinator) with elected members Warren Falunty and Margi Watson.

Collective Corban Estate Arts Centre has a strong commitment to serving the arts and cultural needs of the young people of West Auckland. They required funding to expand the KÄ kano Youth Arts Collective, which aims to reduce graffiti and crime in the Henderson-Massey area.

$15,475

Corban Estate Arts Centre: Martin Sutcliffe (Director) and Mandy Patmore (Creative Director) with elected members Warren Falunty and Margi Watson.

Waitakere College enrols many students with significant physical disabilities and requires special equipment to assist them in class and around school. Their Inclusion Support Centre/ Te Whare Rangimarie required funding for a variety of gym-related equipment.

$50,000

Waitakere College: Fleur White (Physiotherapist) and Rosie Gardner (Head of Department) with elected members Janet Clews and Steve Tollestrup.

French Bay Yacht Club is is focused on providing affordable opportunities for local people of all ages, including children, to learn how to sail and become involved in sailing. They are looking to purchase four training boats to use on their Learn to Sail programmes.

$14,905

French Bay Yacht Club: Matt Hall-Smith (Rear Commodore) and Eva Hall-Smith (club member) with elected members Janet Clews and Steve Tollestrup.

Waitakere Badminton Association is located on Royal Road in Massey and has 12 badminton courts. They required funding to upgrade their 35-year old kitchen which is used to cater for members and visitors during tournaments.

$30,000

Waitakere Badminton Association: Paul Shirley (Executive Director) and Pip Edwards (committee member) with elected members Neil Henderson and John Riddell.

The Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre uses a clinical practice model to provide music therapy to children and adolescents with special needs. They required funding for six outreach programmes run specifically in West Auckland.

$50,575

Raukatauri Music Therapy Trust: Rachel Farrell (Centre Administrator) and Carol White (Executive Director) with elected members Neil Henderson and John Riddell.

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Congratulations West HELP Auckland is a vital crisis response service that has served West Auckland for over 30 years. They required funding for their 24/7 crisis centre in West Auckland, which is available for anyone affected by sexual abuse.

$34,595

Auckland Sexual Abuse HELP Foundation: Sylvia Randall and Rebekah Sherriff (Fundraising and Communications Manager) with elected members Ami Chand and Lynette Adams.

Matuku Reserve Trust are developing the education and conservation potential of their wetland area in Te Henga, West Auckland. They needed funding to transform the barn into a sustainable Wetland Education Centre where visitors can learn about the importance of wetlands.

$85,125

Matuku Reserve Trust: John Sumich (Trustee) and Annalily van den Broeke (Secretary) with elected members Ami Chand and Lynette Adams.

SCOW (Save Cornwallis Old Wharf) was set up to stop the impending demolition of the Cornwallis wharf. Now they’re focused on the protection of the environment on the Cornwallis Peninsula and required funding to purchase traps and supplies to control pests.

$11,855

Leataata O Tupulaga Preschool is a community-based preschool focused on helping children grow up to be confident, healthy, and ready for school. They required funding for gym equipment to complement their programme focused on good food choices and exercise.

$16,705

Leataata O Tupulanga Pre School: Josie Apineru (Administrator) and Leata Laine Tipi (Preschool Director) with elected members Shane Henderson and Catherine Farmer.

The Well Foundation is the official charity supporting Waitemata District Health Board (Waitakere Hospital). They sort funding for a new Mobile Health Clinic that will provide dental health services and community health links to at-risk children and families in West Auckland.

$116,010

The Well Foundation: Andrew Young (CEO), Craig Donaldson (Chairman) and Grant McCabe (Fundraising Development Manager) with elected member Penny Hulse.

Massey Athletic Club is based in the picturesque Moire Park. The club is committed to the health and safety of its members and spectators, and requires a discus cage to help keep people safe during competitions.

$1,500 The Te Atatu Roosters are a Rugby League Club competing in Auckland’s Fox Memorial First Division. They desperately needed funding to repaint the inside and outside of their highly visible clubrooms, which are seen by thousands of Aucklanders every day.

$33,790

Save Cornwallis Old Wharf: Gillman Rae (President) and Alex Duncan (Committee Member) with elected members Shane Henderson and Catherine Farmer.

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Community Waitakere Charitable Trust for He Tohu Aroha works with whanau and community members on their journey of recovery from addiction. They required funding for a new van, trailer and irrigation system to help continue their garden therapy programme.

$13,710


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A boost for local social enterprises Co.Starters for Causes, an international programme to help people grow social enterprise businesses in the local community, was recently launched by New Lynn based EcoMatters Environment Trust. The nine week programme, facilitated by EcoMatters in partnership with AUT, equips aspiring social entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships and tools needed to turn ideas into action. Committed to fostering sustainable communities, EcoMatters believes the Co.Starters programme is a unique offering in the social enterprise start-up landscape. “We know our community is creative and can be strengthened by encouraging local start-ups to foster new initiatives and help fund causes close to our hearts. We see social entrepreneurial thinking as the foundation for our community’s future”, says EcoMatters CEO, Damon Birchfield.

Patrick O’ Reilly completed the course earlier this year through AUT. “I found the Co.Starters programme a great way to meet like minded people and be inspired by the shared learning and insights gained. The course allowed me to become clearer about what is required to develop and deliver a business idea while focussing on my customers. I also found there was a real sense of community among the participants even after the course finished which is great!”. EcoMatters Environment Trust EcoMatters is a not-for-profit environmental trust providing services and education in the field of sustainable living. Located in New Lynn, West Auckland, the EcoMatters Visitor Centre provides education and workshops on a wide range of sustainability related topics. EcoMatters also undertakes extensive restoration activities across West Auckland. Our mission is to be a tohu to connect community to their local places and natural environment. For information visit: ecomatters.org.nz

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End is in sight for Te Atatu Road Improvements We are told the end is in sight for residents and drivers using Te Atatu Road. Large parts of the project to re-build Te Atatu Road between Wakeling Avenue and the motorway (Including Edmonton Road from School Road) are now largely completed or nearing completion, as contractors focus on getting the roundabout removed and traffic lights operating in its place. At the time of writing, Edmonton Road itself was complete as was Te Atatu Road south of the roundabout. The traffic lights had been installed, the roundabout had shrunk to being almost non-existent and new traffic islands had been installed in Te Atatu Road and Edmonton Road. Completing this work, plus increasing the right turn lane for south bound traffic turning from Te Atatu Road to Royal View Road, was essential before the traffic lights could be commissioned. Auckland Transport says that weather and circumstances permitting, they’re hoping to have the new traffic lights operational around the end of May. By then, the only major piece of work still left to be done would be the widening work on the western side of Te Atatu Road between Vera Rd and Royal View Road. When this was complete the full length and width of Te Atatu Road north of the roundabout, would receive its final asphalt surface. The new signals, synchronised with all others north to the motorway, will make a significant improvement in the traffic flows along Te Atatu Road. Road widening at some intersections, to give more dedicated turn lanes from side roads, will further enhance traffic flow efficiency for all users. Auckland Transport says it hopes to have the road widening works fully complete by mid-year, hopefully at around the same time as the opening of the Waterview Tunnels. After that, all that will remain to do in the road itself, will be to add green surfacing that marks out cycle lanes and bus priority “pockets”. Bus priority traffic lights and “pockets” are designed to give the best possible travel times for buses. “Pockets are short

additional lanes at intersections that allow buses to pull to the head of the traffic queue. From there they take advantage of a traffic light that gives the bus the right to drive off a few moments before other traffic gets a green light. Getting five out of the six work zones complete and traffic lights operating in place of the roundabout will make a big difference for residents and motorists, an Auckland Transport spokesman said. “Replacing the roundabout was a major objective of the re-construction project,” he said. “It wasn’t functioning effectively at peak times and dominant flows from one direction could hold up other traffic for longer than was fair. Traffic lights will give all motorists a fair and reasonable opportunity to get through a very complex intersection where two parts of Te Atatu Road, Flanshaw Road, Edmonton Road and Lyndhurst Avenue all meet.” Te Atatu road itself will remain at two lanes (with side roads being widened where they intersect) and have cycle facilities and the bus priority pockets. A flush median will assist safer right turns across the road and give emergency vehicles a “lane" to use when necessary. AT says that the road itself is big enough to handle the traffic using it but its efficiency is impaired at a variety of the places which is what is leading to inefficiency of traffic flows and unnecessary congestion. “It’s like a partly blocked pipe. To make the pipe flow again, you remove the blockage. Te Atatu Road corridor was partly blocked in a number of places, the roundabout being the most significant. Those blockages have now been removed.”

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He was New Zealand's greatest photographer and one of the world's greatest of his generation. Brian Brake, dubbed 'The Master of Light', wasn't West Auckland born and bred but he became one by choice after a lifetime of travelling and photographing the world, joining those dozens of creative genii who are irresistibly drawn by the magic of the Waitakere Ranges. Brian Brake first became known to the world in the early 1950s when he photographed a pensive Pablo Picasso at a bullfight. It was already a typical Brake “people” shot. Focussed on Picasso and using the light that fell from one direction on Picasso’s face at that moment to dramatise the great artist’s features in a moment in time as he was caught up in the spectacle in front of him. This creating drama with light and then capturing it on film was already a Brake “signature”, learned in the late 1940’s as a trainee with the great Wellington society portrait photographer, Digby Spencer. He was born in 1927 and adopted in Wellington but spent his boyhood at Arthur’s Pass where the Christchurch to Greymouth rail line passes over a stark and dramatic saddle in the Southern Alps.

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Inspired to photography by his aunt Isabel, he grew up captivated by this alpine landscape. From a very early age he was photographing it from every angle, the trains, the steam and smoke from the locos, the people, the towering black and white peaks all round in winter, the desert-like landscape in summer, the mountain streams. He was always searching for a new way of looking at it all, always trying to find a new angle, a different image as the weather or the angle of the sun turned the familiar into something new, a new moment in time and light. Daring was part Brian Brake in Aotearoa of Brake’s character. When he was just a 17 year old trainee in Wellington, he had the chutzpah to ring the St George Hotel to invite the visiting international pianist Lili Kraus to come and be photographed. She accepted and Brake created some of the finest photos of this world celebrity ever taken. Joining the National Film Unit as an assistant cameraman he was involved in 17 productions and he progressed to director. Eventually he became the first New Zealander ever nominated for an Oscar. The Snows of Aorangi, one of three films Brake directed for the NFU was nominated for 1959’s Best Short Subject (Live Action) Academy Award. While still a “nobody” he travelled to London in 1954. His images were so incredibly good that a year later he was made a member of the prestigious Paris photo agency, Magnum, alongside some of the greatest photojournalists of the 1940’s, ‘50’s and ‘60’s. His pictures of Picasso opened doors and it wasn't long before the daring New Zealander's photographs were appearing in the great magazines of the time, Queen, Life, Paris Match, London Illustrated News and most enduring of all, National Geographic.

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Brian Brake, Master of Light Such was his impact that he cemented his growing fame by being among the first western photographers to be invited to visit China during the 10th anniversary celebrations of the creation of the People’s Republic of China. As a result, his photos of people, the landscapes and the places and treasures, showed Communist China to the western world for the first time. In 1963 his life took one of several new twists when he collaborated with author Maurice Shadbolt in creating the phenomenally popular book, New Zealand, Gift of the Sea.

Brake photographed newly re-emergent Japan ahead of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. The Tokyo Games were part of Japan's efforts to rehabilitate herself in the eyes of the world after the war in the Pacific. Brake's images depicted a nation that had returned to its traditional historical grace, beauty, dignity and humanity. Brake remained a freelance for Magnum for the 12 years between 1955 and 1967 before become a bureau member of Life magazine. It was during this freelance era that he created in India, the Monsoon series, undoubtedly his greatest international success. Of these images, one photo in particular achieved world-wide fame and made Indian actress Aparna Sen one of the most widely recognised women in the world. Chronicling the joys and changes brought by the monsoon, Brake created an image of a beautiful young woman, face turned ecstatically to the sky as the first monsoon rains fall on her skin. It looks spontaneous but it was very carefully crafted. Brake positioned Aparna on a rooftop in Kolkata. He told her to bring a red sari and a green nose stud. She suggested a red stud but he was adamant, brusque even. He knew what he wanted. Even the fact that her nose wasn’t pierced for a stud wasn’t a problem; the stud was glued on. When Brake had Aparna positioned exactly as he wanted her, an unseen assistant standing on a ladder sprinkled water on her face from a watering can! Staged it may have been but it captured the spirit of the season and created an enduring image seen around the world. After six years filming in Indonesia, he returned to New Zealand in 1976 settling in Titirangi where he lived with his life partner, Wai-man Lau until his death in 1988. He was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1981 for services to photography.

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The famous "Monsoon Girl".

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Face to face with Brooke Watt SKYCITY Mystics defender Date of Birth: 14/11/1993 Height: 181cm Position: Wing Defence/Goal Defence Born and bred in Wellington Brooke Watt played netball for the first time when she was six. She’s never looked back and 17 years later made her SKYCITY Mystics debut against the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic in the opening round of this year’s ANZ Premiership in Hamilton. In this interview she talks about life in general and life in the big league.

How have you been finding your time so far with the SKYCITY Mystics? I am loving it! It’s just really cool being in the environment and soaking up all the knowledge from everyone. I love it and everyone in the team makes it so fun and enjoyable to be here.

You are born and bred in Wellington, how long have you been in Auckland? I have been up here for two and a half years. I came up here with my partner and the time has flown by.

What does your partner do? He has just retired from playing basketball internationally, but he is still playing for Auckland. He is in about his 17th year in the league. He’s an old dog, but still going which is cool.

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family because I don’t see them much anymore, so anytime they can, they come up here to see me. They come up to Auckland mostly because I can’t afford to keep going down to Wellington all the time. Hanging out with my family and my partner’s family are a couple of my favourite things to do.

Tell us about your family I have a little sister, well she’s really a little, big sister because she is taller than me and she is only 18. She plays netball too, for the Wellington Beko squad. I have an older sister who is 26. She lives in Mackay in Australia and she is studying to be an electrician in the mines. Dad is the forwards coach for the Hurricanes. He’s the technical assistant and he’s been working with the Hurricanes for about six years now and he loves it. He just really enjoys going to work every day. And then Mum works for Kiwibank helping people with home loans. She is a people person so she just loves helping people out.

Have you ever played any other sport at a high level? Well netball has always been my sport, I have been playing it since I was in primary school as a little girl. But the other big part of my life was surf lifesaving. That was massive for me. I did that for about 10 or 11 years. That’s why being at the beach is like being at my other home. Being in the water is in the blood. So, I did surf lifesaving for most of my life too and then I stopped doing it competitively when I was around 17 or 18.

What do you do outside of netball? I work at a physio and Pilates studio in St Heliers and I also look after my two little step kids. They are my partner’s little boys. They are aged 11 and 5 so we have them every weekend, which keeps me busy. I love looking after them, they are really easy and good fun and it’s been awesome taking care of them every weekend.

What are some of your favourite things to do? I love going to the beach. That’s my down time, heading up to Piha. Also, seeing my

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Lest we forget

Scorpion Light tank at Waikumete.

The dawn parade of veterans approaches the cenotaph.

Replica cannon firing in the 13 gun salute.

Dawn breaks at Waikumete on ANZAC day 2017.

Part of the dawn crowd at Waikumete 2017.

Historical re-enactment society rifle party fire their salute.

Kelston Boys High School students honour the veterans with a ferocious haka.


New vision for Parakai Reserve Parakai isn’t strictly West Auckland but West Aucklanders have long had a love affair with the hot pools complex and there are now plans for major redevelopment of the reserve in which the pools are located.

A plan to revitalise and further develop Auckland's only geothermal reserve has been released for public feedback. The Kaipatiki (Parakai Recreation Reserve) Draft Reserve Management Plan which describes the proposals is now available on line. The Plan offers an overview of the vision for the reserve in the heart of Parakai, spanning the next 50 years. It includes a five and 10 year development scope with improvements suggested for the next five years comprising native revegetation, an enhanced educational track network, community gardens and high quality temporary holiday accommodation. Separate to the management plan process, the reserve is undergoing a formal name change to Kaipa ¯tiki, being the original name bestowed upon the land by local iwi prior to European settlement. The development plan of Kaipa ¯tiki (Parakai Recreation Reserve) is now available at shapeauckland.co.nz

A public open day will be held at Te Whare Oranga o ¯ Parakai next to the reserve on Sunday 28 May 2017 with Board and the project team members present to answer questions. More details regarding the open day will be posted on shapeauckland.govt.nz as they become available. Written feedback on the draft plan is encouraged via the on-line feedback form at shapeauckland.co.nz, submissions must be received by 4.00pm on Friday 16 June 2017.

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Korean ceramics fused with uniquely New Zealand forms As a boy in Korea, award-winning master potter Sang Sool Shim learned Tae Kwon Do and yearned to see the world. Unfortunately for him in those days, South Korea was still developing as a separate country and it was very difficult for citizens to leave and take money with them.

Sang Sool was not to be denied and it came to him that one way to follow his dream was to become a merchant seaman. It was a decision that led him and his future wife Dr Keum Sun Lee, to become award winning potters living on a bush-enclosed property in the Waitakere Ranges. Self taught, the two ceramicists, now keep alive ancient Korean techniques, often fusing them with Maori art forms and/or creating “landscapes” in clay, taking their inspirations from the bush and the ranges around them. Still other pieces are just inspirations, with decorations drawn from Keum Sun’s imagination and memory. Still more have a spiritual message. In all this they have created an art form that is seen nowhere else in the world. Sang Sool has taught himself the Korean tradition of one sculpting one item inside another. The outer form may be a bowl or a vase and yet the surface will be pierced in various place and you can see right through to another mirror image bowl or vase inside. Sang Sool is the principal master potter, Keum Sun is the decorative artist. They discovered these mutual talents almost by accident. He had produced a work and had gone away somewhere. When he returned the work had been inscribed with beautiful and incredibly detailed art work. From then on the division of labour was established. In everything, they are complementary. He fizzes, she is an oasis of calm. Tall and whip thin, Sang Sool quivers with energy, his eyes gleam and his mind darts ahead of the torrent of words with which he draws you into their world and their source of inspiration and also into their hearts. Keum Sun is small and quiet and calm and wishes he would slow down just a bit from time to time and let her catch her breath. Yet they are united in their passion for the work they produce. It is art for its own sake. They don’t work very hard at selling their pieces because it is the creation that is all important; it feeds their souls. He came here as a merchant seaman and fell in love with New Zealand. Eventually, he found a way to come back and settle, earning his way in various jobs and using his status as an 8th Dan Tae Kwon Do Grand Master, by teaching the art. At one time he was enticed from Auckland to be the Sultan of Brunei’s personal coach and Brunei’s national coach. In New Zealand, he spent a lot of time teaching troubled youth and helping them to turn their lives around. He didn’t charge. This was his gift to them. The reward of teaching was in seeing the youngsters emerging from the

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disciplines of Tae Kwon Do self-confident and able. Keum Sun has a doctorate in business administration and worked in senior positions for the Korean Government, for 27 years. They met and became a couple, and she gave up Korea and the worlds of academia and bureaucracy for a new and alien country and the uncertainty of teaching themselves an entirely new art form. It is a spiritual world and they find the work endlessly meditative. He is the driving force and every piece must be new and original. He and the work must always grow, yet he is clearly enthralled by Keum Sun’s decorative masterpieces. On every work, Keum Sun has first engraved the art into the surface and it has then been smoothed back and coloured before being fired. Some of the art is tiny forms endlessly repeated. It must be intense, demanding, painstaking. They shrug. It is art. It is meditative. There is no hardship. Indoors, their studio is crammed with smaller pieces. Turn one piece that is based on a Korean technique and the light catches the face of a hei tiki engraved on its surface. Others also incorporate Maori and New Zealand symbology, there are fish hooks engraved in the Maori way, worked into some surfaces, in others instantly recognisable plants such as Nikau Palms. It’s traditional Korean ceramic art, beautifully fused with New Zealand forms to create unique art works; and it all happens in the Waitakere Ranges.

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99 11 SAVE $2

$

27

$

ea

OR $14.99ea

Lewis Road Chocolate Liqueur 700ml

99 47 SAVE $2

$

From Tuesday 16th May 2017 until Monday 19th June 2017

only available at west harbour 118 hobsonville road

Village Wine & Spirits

titirangi village 402 titirangi road

swanson village 705 swanson road

central park 95 central park drive


the best brands Jagermeister Herb Liqueur

Bombay Sapphire Gin

700ml

1 Litre

SAVE

SAVE

9

7

$

$

NOW

39

99

$

Captain Morgan Rum

NOW

47

$

99

Stil Vodka 1 Litre

Dark, Spiced Gold 1 Litre

SAVE

SAVE

2

$

$

NOW

NOW

5

42

$

99 ea

36

$

99

be loyal, earn points, enjoy! 18


at low prices! Heineken

SAVE

12 Pack Bottles

ONLY

24

99

$

$

3

Monteith's Range SAVE 6 Pack Bottles $ ONLY

13

$

99 ea

2

Mac's Range 12 Pack Bottles

ONLY

26

$

99

SAVE

18 Pack Bottles

40

$

DEAL

ea

Corona ONLY

GOOD

99

$

4

From Tuesday 16th May 2017 until Monday 19th June 2017

West Liquor Spirits Village Wine &

join pluspoints in store to earn great rewards www.westliquor.co.nz


are you ready Becks 12 Pack Bottles

ONLY

21

$

99

Carlsberg 15 Pack Bottles

ONLY

24

$

99

SAVE

$

3

SAVE

$

3

NZ Pure 12 Pack Bottles

ONLY

19

$

William Cody & Cola 7% SAVE 12 Pack 250ml Cans Woodstock & Cola 5% 12 Pack 330ml Bottles

2

$

Woodstock & Cola Extra 7% 12 Pack 250ml Cans

ONLY

22

$

20

99

GREAT PRICE

99 ea

over 100 products on


for the Lions? Steinlager Classic 15 Pack Bottles

ONLY

28

$

99

KGB Lemon 7% 12 Pack 250ml Cans

KGB Lemon 5% 12 Pack 275ml Bottles

ONLY

22

$

99

SAVE

$

3

Lion Red, SAVE Speight's Summit, $ Speight's Gold 15 Pack Bottles

ONLY

24

99

$

TOP DEAL

3

ea

Victorian Bitter 6 Pack Bottles or Cans

ONLY

10

$

99

TOP DEAL

ea

ea

From Tuesday 16th May 2017 until Monday 19th June 2017

special in store right now!


winter is coming, Lindauer Classic & Enlighten Range

Whitecliff Range

SAVE

$

GREAT

3

PRICE

NOW

10

NOW

9

99

$

$ 99

ea

Wairau River Range

Mud House Sub Region Range

SAVE

$

SAVE

4

NOW

2

$

15

$

ea

99

NOW

17

$

ea

Pinot Noir $18.99

ALL SEASONS All Seasons Centre AVONDALE 2017 Great North Road BLOCKHOUSE BAY 527A Blockhouse Bay Road

GLENDENE GLEN EDEN GREEN BAY

224 Great North Road 3 Captain Scott Road 58B Godley Road

99 ea

HOBSONVILLE KELSTON LINCOLN LINCOLN GREEN NEW LYNN CENTRAL NEW LYNN WEST MASSEY

124 Hobsonville Road 4055 Great North Road 111 Lincoln Road 159 Lincoln Road 3044 Great North Road 82A Titirangi Road 396 Don Buck Road


buy good wine Peter Yealands Range

Selaks Reserve Range

(excluding Reserves)

5

SAVE

$

4

NOW

12

99

$

ea

Pinot Noir, Syrah $14.99

Crafters Union Range

Village

uor West Liq ts Spiri Wine &

SAVE

$

4

NOW

12

$

99 ea

Scrumpy Cider Range 1250ml

SAVE

$

TOP

3

NOW

DEAL

18

$

99 ea

Pinot Noir $19.99

Any 2 for

20

$

or $10.99 each

From Tuesday 16th May 2017 until Monday 19th June 2017 RAILSIDE 126 Railside Ave ROYAL HEIGHTS Royal Heights Shopping Centre TE ATATU 3 Pringle Road VALLEY ROAD Cnr Valley & Keeling Road WESTGATE CENTRE Westgate Shopping Centre WESTGATE 2 Cellar Court WESTSIDE 268 Swanson Road

Village Wine & Spirits CENTRAL PARK 95 Central Park Drive SWANSON VILLAGE 705 Swanson Road

TITIRANGI VILLAGE 402 Titirangi Road WEST HARBOUR 118 Hobsonville Road

23


west deals Kim Crawford First Pick Range

Export Gold, Tui IPA 24 Pack Bottles

ONLY

SAVE

33

2

$

$

SAVE

$

6

99 ea

Any 2 for

20

$

or $10.99 each

Jim Beam 1 Litre

Johnnie Walker Red 1 Litre

SAVE

$

SAVE

6

NOW

7

$

41

$

24

99

NOW

40

$

99

From Tuesday 16th May 2017 until Monday 19th June 2017

Our West May  

The Trusts Million Dollar Mission Celebration.

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