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October 2015 500,000 a month at Westie Pies is just the start!

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Christmas is coming to West Auckland in November

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The Trusts New Zealand Bowls Open

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Over 500 entries in The Trusts Art and Sculpture Awards p9 Diwali Festival will light up The Trusts Arena on Sunday 1 November

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Christmas is coming to West Auckland in November The end of the year is coming fast and it will soon be time for Santa to leave the North Pole and put in his annual appearance at parades and festivals around West Auckland. Three large events will be held this November in Henderson, New Lynn and Glen Eden. One of the great things about these annual events for kids of all ages, is that they have grown from parades with Santa at a distance, to complete festivals of which the parade is just one part. The Henderson Christmas Festival, supported by the Henderson Massey Local Board, comes first on Saturday 21 November, giving local children the opportunity to see Santa in Henderson and then in one of the other two parades which happen a week later on Saturday 28 November.

children will just have to be there to find out. There are awards in three categories all with a $200 prize: A busy day for Santa in New Lynn Most Fabulous last year. Float, Best Festive Food Group and Best Christmas Spirit. The parade route follows West Coast Road, Bowers Road, Wilson Road, Captain Scott Road and Glenmall Place. The parade is funded by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board and TTCF, and pre-parade entertainment starting at 12.30pm at Glen Eden Village is provided by the Glen Eden Business Association.

Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas one and all!

The Henderson Festival will be held between 10am and 2pm on Great North Road between Railside Avenue and Trading Place, Henderson. There will be carols, performers and bands, fairground rides and activities for kids, including free ice creams and face painting. The fairground rides include a pirate ship, a ferris wheel and bouncy castle while older children can enjoy a 4-in-1 bungy and a rock climbing wall. Then on Saturday 28 November between 10am and 1pm Santa is helping out the New Lynn Lions Club, the community and businesses, who have invited him to be the guest of honour for the New Lynn Community Christmas Parade and Festival. This festival will be held in the shared street space of Totara Avenue and Todd Triangle.

The man in the red suit at Glen Eden last year.

Besides the floats there will be a dunking machine, bouncy castle, games and surprises, not to mention the man in the red suit. Finishing up in New Lynn at 1pm gives Santa just enough time to pick up Mrs Claus and get to Glen Eden. At the invitation of the Glen Eden Community Protection Society they will star in the 14th Glen Eden Santa Parade which runs from 2pm to 3.30pm.

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One of the oldest community led Santa Parades in Auckland, it will have more than 40 floats, including The Titirangi Vintage Fire Engine, The Red Hats, Oogah Rodders, All Star Cheerleaders, Belly Dancers, Royal Guards Marching Team, Pipe Bands, local schools and play centres. Santa and Mrs Claus are believed to be planning a surprise arrival this year, but nobody’s saying what this will be so the

Standing by to repel boarders at Glen Eden's Santa Parade.


WAITAKERE'S LARGEST FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS BACK!

NOVEMBER 7TH (RAIN DATE 8TH)

What do you get when you combine Halloween and Guy Fawkes together into one fun filled family night out?

SPOOKS & SPARKS! Previously known as Waitakere Fireworks, Spooks & Sparks is exploding once again at The Trusts Arena on the 7th of November (rain date 8th). This year’s entertainment will include an exciting new mix of performances

and acts to keep the family enthralled until the climatic 30min fireworks extravaganza. Rides and fun filled activities will be available. There’ll be spot prizes and giveaways for the spookiest dressed kids so get crazy with the makeup! Family ticket packages will be available. Tickets on sale now!

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500,000 a month at Westie Pies is just the start! There’s a man out West who loves pies so much, he makes 500,000 a month. That’s worth a small fortune, but Stefan Crooks doesn’t much care about that because he likes giving money away even more than he likes making it in the first place. Stefan is a larger-than-life character, fizzing with energy, and almost bursting to share his boiling enthusiasm for doing business in order to do good in the community. He laughs a lot but also has the serious side of what he’s doing, in both areas. As far as he’s concerned, life and business are about giving, in one way or another. And despite all that he’s already achieved in three short years since he launched Westie Pies, he’s excited about how much more that can be done with the community to make West Auckland an even better place. “You invest in the community because it’s the right thing to do. But if you invest in the community, the community will invest in you.” Investing in the community also includes looking after his loyal staff. While staff see their boss working in a spartan, no-frills office and making his own tea, they also see his humanitarian side. Recently a boy choked on a piece of plastic while eating a Westie Pie. Stefan didn’t stop to ask questions, they could come later, he immediately put financial support behind the boy’s father who was unable to afford time off work. Stefan’s financial support meant that the father could be with his son as he came through the ordeal. It later proved that the plastic wasn’t in the pie. The boy had swallowed the plastic and it lodged harmlessly until he then ate the pie and couldn’t swallow past the plastic. Stefan shrugs this off to suggest that it’s only what human beings do for each other: “I don’t care. He’s a father. I’m a father. I could help.” He loves the West. “There’s a community heart that you don’t find in other places.” Then reflecting on the nature of New Zealanders, he adds; “There’s a bit of Westie in everybody.” It’s not a bad marketing tag line for his product either, he agrees with a trademark belly laugh. While Stefan loves the West, he supports worthy causes up and down the country. Currently he’s supporting the annual Special Children’s Christmas Party, junior rugby in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, a junior rugby league club in Otara and the Auckland Rugby referees over summer. He’s also becoming a Gold Sponsor for the Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation. “If you give up 10 percent of your greed, you’ll get 100 percent back in profit,” he says.

He’s on a very determined mission to “return rugby to the people who own it”, and this is “every kid who pulls on the jersey on a Saturday”, and he’s challenging the rugby union to do likewise. Accordingly many of Stefan and the pies that are his sponsorship's are taking New Zealand by storm. for age group sport, the Blues under 18s, the Super 10 Secondary Schools competition, the Otara Scorpions U13 Patriots rugby league team, junior grades in Wellington and Christchurch and after school programmes, including programmes designed to bring disconnected kids into something that gives them pride and achievement. It’s also why he’s driving the project to rebuild the Suburbs Rugby Club into a community facility. This includes plans for an after-school education hub in the third stage development; clubrooms that will come equipped with wi-fi and other study support systems. Stefan trained as a chef before getting into cause-related marketing with Brand Support Limited. Cause-related marketing is marketing that helps charities. He joined the company as its youngest ever sales manager and when he left 18 years later he was general manager. In 2010, he bought 51% of the Natural Food Co, in Timothy Place, Avondale. Two years later he bought the rest and launched Westie Pies. Today Westie Pies are the third biggest seller in the country and heading rapidly for number one. Production is currently 500,000 pies a month, in April it was 100,000 and a year ago, 50,000. The pies sell from Kaitaia to the Bluff. Stefan takes pride from the fact that his products have the lowest fat and sodium content of any that he knows about and the content of both is below 25% of the RDI. He acknowledges that pies aren’t health food but then, he doesn’t encourage people to live off pies, either. “Eat them often, not frequently. Maybe once a week as a treat,” is his advice and it’s obvious he’s sincere about that. “Westies aren’t gourmet pies and they don’t pretend to be. They’re a good old Kiwi pie and our motto is Great Taste, Great Price, Great Mates.” So pies have been good for Stefan and he’s grateful and he’s determined to give his good fortune back. “Business is beautiful. It enables me to provide for my family, my staff and indulge my passions.” Doing good is a passion.

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SKYCITY Mystics sign tallest player in ANZ Championship

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Right on the cut-off for player announcements for the 2016 ANZ Championship, the SKYCITY Mystics created a stir by releasing Megan Craig’s name, who has been signed as a shooter. Craig (22) isn’t yet well-known enough for her name to instantly resonate. But her height (6ft 8in) and wing span (6ft 11in), along with her background as a US Collegiate and Tall Ferns basketballer, certainly sparked interest.

“Coming into such a fierce competition, from a different code, of course there is an element of risk involved. But both Megan and the SKYCITY Mystics are committed to giving it everything. There are big challenges there for everyone, including us coaches to get the process right. But I admire Megan’s willingness to give it a go,” said the SKYCITY Mystics coach Debbie Fuller. Fuller sees that the first task for Craig, who at 2.03m is the tallest player in the league, is to learn from Maria Tutaia and Cathrine Latu, both of whom have played more than 100 ANZ Championship games as shooters. Tutaia, who was again a rock in the shooting circle for her country during August’s World Cup, and Latu are two of seven players with international netball experience signed for next season. Kayla Cullen enhanced her international reputation with a standout World Cup tournament for the Silver Ferns at wing defence, while Serena Guthrie was again a thorn in the side of every team she faced with her England squad. Cullen and Guthrie are likely to combine in the mid-court for their franchise. One player returning to the fold for the SKYCITY Mystics is Anna Harrison (32). The defender last played for the team in 2014, before taking time away from netball for the birth of her second child. Harrison has won World Champs and Commonwealth Games gold medals with the Silver Ferns, has played 79 tests for her country, and has also represented New Zealand in both indoor and beach volleyball. Harrison’s professional sport experience will be invaluable, with the squad containing a few newcomers to the ANZ Championship. Holly Fowler, Fa’amu Ioane and

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Megan stands even taller than NBA basketballer Kobe Bryant.

Michaela Sokolich-Beatson are all under 20. Those newbies, along with Craig and players in the Mystics’ development squad, will go through a ‘Transition to ANZ’ programme from mid-October, to ensure they hit the ground running when the full SKYCITY Mystics squad comes together in the New Year. Another youngster with a big opportunity in 2016 is Nadia Loveday (21). She is going into her third season with the SKYCITY Mystics and is set for a prominent mid-court role, especially with Laura Langman and Millie Lees having moved on (to Sydney and the UK respectively). The draw for next year’s ANZ Championship has just been announced, with more family-friendly times a notable feature. It sees the SKYCITY Mystics open their campaign against the Southern Steel at The Trusts Arena on Friday 1 April. That’s one of seven home games for the team, with highlights including the visits by the Magic (6 June) and the NSW Swifts (26 June).

2016 SKYCITY Mystics squad: Megan Craig, Kayla Cullen, Temalisi Fakahokotau, Holly Fowler, Serena Guthrie (import player), Anna Harrison, Fa’amu Ioane, Cathrine Latu, Nadia Loveday, Michaela Sokolich-Beatson, Sulu Tone-Fitzpatrick, Maria Tutaia.


The Trusts New Zealand Bowls Open 2015 proud sponsor

The Trusts New Zealand Bowls Open is back, richer than ever and with a new home for the 2015 event in November. The total prize pool this year is $40,000, up $5,000 from last year. This reflects the reality that the tournament is one of the most prestigious in the country, a status underlined by the fact that it it attracts between 250 and 300 bowlers.

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It also gets excellent TV coverage while it’s happening and replays over the rest of the year. Not too many sports outside rugby get that sort of treatment and it all happens in West Auckland.

The singles format is first to 21, the pairs (3 bowls per player) and triples (2 bowls per player) are both over 15 ends. All formats have a two and a half hour time limit. Qualifying will be played in sections of four to determine the required number of qualifiers.

Any playoffs will be completed after qualifying each day.

New Zealand’s top bowlers all want to play at The Trusts New Zealand Open which this year, will be played from Thursday 19 to Friday 27 November. Games will be held at the traditional venue Henderson Bowls and also at Blockhouse Bay Bowls Club.

Qualifying Tournament Thursday 19 November, 2015: Men's Pairs and Women's Singles

The move was made necessary by renovations to greens at Henderson. All the same, Henderson Bowls will remain an integral part of the event with two greens to be used for qualifying and in the initial days of post section play. The televised finals will be at Blockhouse Bay Bowls Club.

Friday 20 November, 2015: Men's Singles and Women's Pairs

Saturday 21 November, 2015:

Men's and Women's Triples; Disabled Pairs

Sunday 22 November, 2015:

The events for players with a disability, will be played at Blockhouse Bay Bowls Club from Saturday 21 to Monday 23 November. In a further innovation, organisers have offered on-line entry for the first time. As always the event comprises Singles, Pairs and Triples for Men and Women as well as any Combination Pairs and Triples for people with a disability.

Disabled Triples

Main Draw Sizes (Subject to entry numbers)

Entries are unlimited and only the defending champions of each discipline will receive a direct entry. To arrive at a main draw, contestants will play round robin, in sections of

The Trusts Men's Singles 2014 Winner (from L-R) Rob Ashton with The Trusts Chief Executive Simon Wickham​and runner up Alvin Gardiner.

Singles: 64 men and 32 women Pairs: 64 men's teams and 32 women's teams Triple: 32 men's teams and 32 women's teams

The Trusts Open Singles 2014 Winner, Marilyn McLeod congratulated by Marc Oliver from The Trusts.


20th Going West a fantastic swansong for Murray Gray and Naomi McLeary Going West number 20 may have been Murray Gray and Naomi McLeary’s swansong but it certainly went with a bang, a slam and even a bullrush. The bang was the sheer power and exuberance of the packed programme; the slam was the now renowned and eagerly awaited “blood-sport” of the poetry slam, and the bullrush was the whimsical windup event, with Radio New Zealand’s Jim Mora interviewing author David Slack about his nostalgic lookback at the days when bullrush was the most popular game in any New Zealand school yard. Opening night on Friday 11 September was brought to a riotous climax, by the brilliant, high voltage, more than a little risqué, Bedtime Stories for Grown Ups by Waiheke’s Tanya Batt. The Festival’s ever growing stature was measured in many ways; the sheer quality and diversity of the content, superb performance, the vivacious fun that broke out at times, the music, the fact that it was packed for two and a half days and also by the number and calibre of celebrity guests it attracted. Going West 2015 started appropriately with an innovative collaboration with the new, and extremely good Te Pou Theatre in New Lynn, to bring the critically acclaimed play, Sister ANZAC, to West Auckland. Under the direction of Amanda Rees, the play depicts three nurses, a misogynist male doctor who was their commanding officer and an enlisted soldier doubling at times, as a medical orderly. In the most minimal of stage settings it poignantly and evocatively traces the story of an unsung group of New Zealand nurses in World War 1, from the beaches of Gallipoli to the tragic finale, “somewhere in France”.

Auckland to Helensville and back, with numerous stops for readings, talks, interviews, music and wonderful West Auckland wine and food. The works discussed this year were a Murray Gray and Naomi McLeary bow genuine feast out after 20 years. of the very best of New Zealand writing. Perhaps the most exceptional (in an exceptional offering) was the enormous and hugely important, Tangata Whenua, an illustrated history of Maori and their art. The poetry aspect highlight was the finely tuned interlude with Glenn Colquhoun. The fiction department was unquestionably topped by Greg McGee discussing his new masterpiece, The Antipodeans. Perhaps dominating all though was the announcement by Waitakere Ranges Local Board Chair, Sandra Coney, that the Board will support a writer-in-residency programme in Shadbolt House, the home for many years, of the great Maurice Shadbolt. Going West will be back next year.

It was a triumph; beautifully written and presented, it set the scene for what was an exceptional Going West Books and Writers Festival. Poignantly also, final curtain marked retirement of the festival’s founder Murray Gray, and it is assumed, his partner in life and work, Naomi McLeary. These two have steered the festival from its earliest days set on a steam train that powered majestically from

Dr Aroha Harris, Melissa Williams and interviewer Tainui Stephens with Tangawhenua, An Illustrated History.

Te Pou Theatre a new jewel in the West's artistic crown TE POU is a brand new Maori theatre, in Portage Road New Lynn, that is described as “embodying the literal meaning of its name ‘The Support post’; acting as a constant and reliable presence for our performing arts community in Tamaki Makaurau and abroad.” Developed in an old industrial building at 44A Portage Road, this new and exciting theatre was opened 11 April this year and already has a formidable track record of presenting theatre and exhibitions. It suggests a dynamism that if maintained, will make this theatre one of the cultural gems not just in West Auckland but in Auckland, and possibly, given its role of nurturing Maori artistic talent and aspirations, a gem for the whole of New Zealand.


The Trusts Art and Sculpture Awards 2015 are the biggest ever More than 350 artists and 26 schools entered this year’s new look The Trusts Art and Sculpture Awards with 568 pieces of work judged. It is the country’s richest and longest running Art and Sculpture Awards. The Awards had three new categories this year; photography and young artists (13–18) art, sculpture and photography sections. The entries in the traditional Art and Sculpture categories have remained at around 300, with the premier art piece attracting a $4,000 prize and the top sculpture, $2,000. In all the total prize pool is $13,000. All artists from throughout New Zealand working in oil, acrylic, pastels, watercolours, ink, pencil, crayon, gouache, charcoal, pen, chalk, collage, mixed media, print-making and sculptures, and most recently photography, are eligible to enter. The Awards have, as always, attracted a line-up of top judges. Celebrated photographer and creator of ArtsDiary, Sait Akkirman judged both the open and junior photography sections; West Auckland’s own Dr Ann Poulsen judged the arts section while James Ballantyne, acknowledged especially for his role in Maori art, judged the art section and separately the sculpture. The event has been staged for two decades by the Waitakere Central Community Arts Centre, based at Corban Estate Art Centre, and director Diane Costello says the works are of a very high standard and the judges had a tough job selecting the winners.

“Pink Girl”. Third prize and $750 was awarded to Waiheke artist Stuart Jobling, for “Storm Clouds”.

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Megan Dickinson took second prize and $750 in The Trusts Sculpture Awards with “Edith”; third prize and $500 went to Louise Davis for “Flag It”. Alice Gibbons was the inaugural winner and recipient of $500 in the 13-18 Year Old The Trusts Photography Award with “Worn”. First prize and $500 in The Trusts Photography Award (18 years +) went to Alistair Elliott, with “Haka” and; Jahana Low’s “Owl Head” took the first prize and $500 in The Trusts 13-18 Year Old Art Awards. Ruby Upham took second prize and $350 in The Trusts 13-18 Year Old Photography Award for “The Secret Garden”. She also took the Icepix Special Award of $150 with “Lichen”. The third prize and $150 was awarded to Megan Browne for “Train Journey”. Mhairi Mackenzie-Everitt won second place and $350 in the 13-18 year old The Trusts Art Award with “Switch” and Gavin Chai took third and $350 with “Portrait of my Mother”. Icepix made a Special Award of $150 to Gabrielle Brayne for “Still Life Flat Lay”. David Adam took second prize and $350 in The Trusts Photography Awards (18 years +) with “Piha No 1” and Emma Birch was third with “Winter Water 1”. Except for the Icepix Awards, all the above prizes were proudly provided by The Trusts.

After great consideration and due process, the annoucement of the winners ocurred at a special gala night on Thursday 1 October at Corban Estate.

German born Westport artist Claudia Recorean won first prize and $4,000 in the Art section of The Trusts Arts and Sculpture Awards with “Thinking Paul Klee And Tadpoles” and; Auckland animation artist Clovis Viscoe received first prize and $2,000 in the Sculpture section with “Huia”. Second place in The Trusts Art Prize and $1,500 went to Ian Caddy with

1st Prize The Trusts Sculpture Award 2015: Clovis Viscoe - Huia

1st Prize The Trusts Art Award 2015: Claudia Recorean - Thinking of Paul Klee & Tadpoles


Exciting Portage Ceramics Awards entries make for a vibrant exhibition There are quite a few exciting surprises in this year’s Portage Ceramics Awards, says Te Uru Gallery director Andrew Clifford. Not only are some of the entries “refreshingly different”, but Andrew is planning a major surprise with the guest entertainer booked for the opening night on Thursday 12 November at Te Uru. “This person is an indisputable legend,” Andrew told Our West then added, “And no, I’m not going to tell you who it is. It will be a big surprise on the night.” This richest and most prestigious event celebrating the work of New Zealand ceramicists, has drawn 233 entries from all over the country, some of it bringing a fresh new dimension. Photographs of the entries have now been packed off to the international judge, Ingrid Murphy and the team is waiting with ill-concealed excitement for the announcement of the winners, on opening night. The finalists will be announced a week earlier, on Thursday 5 November. “There’s a really vibrant range of pieces,” says Andrew, “and it’s nice to have fresh new ideas taking the awards in new directions.”

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The exhibition at Te Uru will run throughout the summer from Friday 13 November 2015 until February 2016. Adding to the fresh new dimensions is that another exhibition will run in parallel. This is new works from 2013 residency winner, Richard Stratton. Richard has now returned from Guldagergaard with a new collection reflecting his experiences in Denmark. The Portage Ceramics Awards have an international reputation which has enabled it to attract top international judges, year after year. This year it’s Irish ceramic artist Ingrid Murphy, whose focus on new media is creating radical new ways to work with clay. Murphy was born in County Cork, Ireland and has been living and working in Wales since 1990. She is the Subject Leader for Ceramics and Maker at the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales at Cardiff School of Art and Design.

The winning piece will receive $15,000. There are also up to three merit awards valued at $3,000 in total and yet again, a residency or workshop programme at the International Ceramic Research Centre in Guldagergaard, Denmark. Selecting the finalists is a two-stage process. Working from the photos Ingrid Murphy will create a shortlist of about 50 works. Shortlisted artists will be invited to send their works to Te Uru, where the judge will view them and choose the award winners and the other works to be exhibited.

International judge, Takeshi Yasuda with Louise Rive and 2014's winning ceramic piece, ‘The Space Between’.

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Pippa Doyle

When the B24 Liberator bomber’s pilot told his crewman to open the floor hatch, a 23 year old young woman mastered her fear of parachuting, stepped into the night sky and into history. She was then Phyllis (Pippa) Latour a brave, quick-witted and resourceful agent. She operated under the nose of the Gestapo, in Normandy, providing priceless information in the lead up to and the weeks after, D Day on 6 June 1944. She survived in an environment so hostile that an agent’s life expectancy was usually measured in weeks. Pippa received little public post-war fame until 2014 when she was aged 93. The French Government bestowed on her the Legion d’ Honneur, its most prestigious award for courage at a ceremony attended by New Zealand VC, Willie Apiata. Only then did her story become public knowledge. Pippa Latour was born in Belgium of a French father and English mother. She was taken as a child to South Africa and lost her father when he was killed in the Congo. Her mother re-married to a racing driver and was killed in a fiery crash, driving his race car. Pippa was adopted by relatives only to lose her new stepmother to a snake bite. In 1941, she joined the RAF’s Women’s Auxiliary Airforce as an aircraft mechanic but was plucked from that role by the shadowy SOE (Special Operations Executive) that organised and supplied Resistance armies in Nazi-occupied Europe. Agents were trained as radio operators, in living off the land, different ways to kill with their hands, hand-tohand combat, using Sten guns (sub machine guns), pistols, explosives, sabotage and demolition. Sending coded messages via a Morse “wireless” set, could take 30 minutes and longer, and the “pianist” (radio operator) had to stay in one place while transmitting. Then, they had to hide the cumbersome sets. Throughout this heart-stopping business, the Gestapo would be using three direction-finding vans which could pinpoint the transmitter within 90 minutes. In a lot less time than that, however, they would have a general idea where the transmitter was and be moving in, shutting down escape routes. On top of that, there were Gestapo spies, double agents and French collaborators who would turn the agents in, in a heartbeat. Agents knew that capture was highly likely. To escape the torture (and the risk of betraying others) agents carried poison “L Pills” implanted in a tooth. If captured and conscious, they could prise the pill loose and swallow the cyanide inside. Death was almost instantaneous. It was into this world that the 23 year old, code named Genevieve, Plus Fours and Lampooner, fell on 1 May, 1944.

She criss-crossed her patch of Normandy, posing as a 14 year-old schoolgirl. She had six bicycles and radios stashed in different places, had no fixed base, often slept rough and was half starved. Once a French resistance family said she was eating squirrel. It was rat. Once she was detained by Germans just as she was packing a suitcase containing the radio, her death sentence if found. Quick as a flash she told the Germans she had scarlet fever and was packing to go home. The Germans promptly let her go. With a Gestapo detection van closing in as she was tapping out a message to London, she asked her Resistance friends for help. They “took out” the van with a hand grenade. Latour said afterwards that she became an agent to avenge the deaths of her Godmother and her Godmother’s father, at the hands of the Nazis. Nevertheless, she soon learned that bad as the Nazis were, the results of her own work, no matter how necessary, were troubling. Part of her work directed Allied bombers to targets vital to the invasion. She said afterwards that she imagined the bomber crews going home believing theirs had been a job well done but she had a different perspective; inevitably they could not see the devastation they had created, but she could. Now 94, Pippa Doyle lives quietly in Swanson, having become a New Zealander by accident. Married to an engineer after the war she lived in Kenya, Australia and Fiji. Eventually, she decided to move back to Australia with her four children and boarded a flight she thought was going to Brisbane, only to discover it was bound for Whenuapai. She decided to stay. For the next 50 plus years she kept her wartime heroism, secret. Her memories of the war weren’t good and she wasn’t interested in medals (although she did receive the French Croix de Guerre and the British MBE). In her view, if the French people who helped her weren’t going to get medals, she didn’t want them either. It wasn’t until 2000, after her eldest son discovered something on the internet, that she told her children the story. They persuaded her to apply for her medals and little by little, her story has come to light.

Pippa Doyle, Icon of the West, the West salutes you.


Bigger and better - Waitakere Diwali will light up The Trusts Arena on Sunday 1 November

Diwali, or the festival of lights is an international celebration of good over evil. Originating from ancient Hindu scriptures, the festival is a celebration of the day the noble King Ram defeats the evil 10-headed King Ravana and returns home after 14 years of exile. It is said that his return fell on the darkest night of the year and the people of his kingdom lit clay lamps (known as diyas) to light up his path and help him find his way home. Fast forward a few thousand years, and the modern day celebrations of Diwali still encompass the universal message of leading one from darkness to light and good over evil and is celebrated by millions all over the world from all different walks of life, with food, dancing and lots of fireworks!

This year, on Sunday 1 November, the Waitakere Indian Association brings you a bigger and better than ever Diwali with a great line up of entertainment, food crafts and performances that will blow you away. With the programme both in Hindi and English, Diwali encourages people from all different backgrounds to come and experience all the event has to offer. Tantalise your taste buds with an Indian food market that will take you right to the streets of India. With masala dosas, samosas, sweets, and home-made naan (yum!) there is something to satisfy even the most discerning of tastebuds. No Indian festival is complete without music and dance with Diwali being no exception. There is an exciting line up of stage performances, featuring some of Auckland’s best Bollywood and traditional acts and with the indoor stage at

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The Trusts Arena, you can enjoy all that Diwali has to offer; rain, hail or shine. There’s even a chance for you to get involved and learn some skills with Bollywood workshops running throughout the day. Free for all to join in! The indoor craft and corporate stalls offer an array of beautiful Indian crafts and competitions for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. The indoor area also has a great kid’s entertainment area, equipped with a bouncy castle and other activities to keep the kids occupied too! The Diwali festival is all about lights, and there is no better way to finish than with a fantastic fireworks display. Perfect for the amateur or professional photographers to capture some amazing sights. Throughout its strong 10 year history, the fireworks are a renowned highlight of this event and is the largest FREE spectacle of its kind – a truly breath-taking sight that can be heard from miles away! This is a great family event with free entry for all. The line-up gets more exciting everyday so visit www.waitakereindianassociation.nz or click “attending” on their Facebook event page to keep up with the latest updates. https://www.facebook.com/events/1623865884545690/

Date: Sunday 1 November 2015 Venue:  The Trusts Arena Central Park Drive Time:  Doors open and food stalls open for lunch at 11.30am Performances from 2.30pm-9.30pm Grand finale fireworks display: 9.45pm Entry: ABSOLUTELY FREE!


Sixty West Auckland artists are opening their studios to the public The return of Open Studios Waitakere 2015 has enticed over 60 artists and 40 studios from Huia to Henderson Valley, Titirangi to Te Henga, to throw open their doors to the public on the weekend of Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 of November.

This is a once a year opportunity for artists resident in the Waitakere Ranges Local Board area to open their studios to the public. Equally importantly it’s for public to meet and talk to artists on “their home ground” and observe the creative process at work. Open Studios will showcase the work of sculptors, painters, illustrators, designers, photographers and ceramic artists including Glen Eden based ceramist Renee Boyd. Renee’s studio will be open for visitors on the Saturday and be one of the many “stops” along the Open Studios Guided Bus Tour. Renee will introduce visitors to her studio, with work in progress on display and current works on sale. Dean Buchanan, Helga Strewe and Rudi Buchanan Strewe will also be opening their Karekare studio over the weekend for visitors to enjoy their work in painting, jewelery and sculpture. Other artists include; Zeke Wolf, Terry Prince, Sang Sool Shim, Keum Sun Lee, Monique Endt, Sofia Athineou, Robyn Kunin and Karin Urmersbach-Niersbach to only name a few.

Various Waitakere Ranges art organistions are also getting involved by offering “cluster groups” of artists a space to collectively display their work and offer demonstrations and activities together. Included are the West Coast Gallery in Piha and Te Henga Studios at Bethells/Te Henga. There is also the stunning opportunity to meet artist in residance Suji Park at McCahon House. Also see claymation artist Guy Capper offering a drop-in activity for young and old at Te Uru. This event is supported by a brochure, tour map, website and app to be released in mid-October. Visit www.openstudioswaitakere.co.nz and sign-up to the Open Studios Newsletter to be kept in the loop leading up to this years event. Email openstudioswaitakere@gmail.com to pre-book your place on the Bus Tour or to request a brochure in the mail. To support the event, please encourage your friends and networks to book Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November into their calendar. You can also follow the event on Facebook (Open-StudiosWaitakere) and if you’ve any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Renee on openstudioswaitakere@gmail.com or phone 021 149 6707.

Open Studios Waitakere offers a unique opportunity to meet artists in person, and learn more about their creative processes by being in the studio space.

Anna Crichton - Kiwi Curtain.

The beautiful works of Glen Eden ceramicist, Renee Boyd.

Dean Buchanan - Waitakere Waterfall.


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