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August 2016 Sir Graeme Douglas - Icon of the West and First Life Member of the West Auckland Business Hall of Fame

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2015/16 a watershed year as The Trusts grow profits

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Community input helps save Huia foreshore

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Improving the opportunities for young women

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Four Don Oliver Scholars make the Rio Team

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2015/2016 a watershed year as The Trusts grows your business, improves profits and continues Giving Back

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The Trusts are on a roll. We've had another good year of growth of your businesses and in Giving Back to the community from the profits we have made for the fourth year in a row. A combination of attracting more customers and being more efficient this year resulted in an $8.8 million profit from our retail liquor operations. This is the highest in our history and is notable for two outstanding achievements. First it is against the market trend where liquor sales are stagnating for many organisations. Second, it was achieved by growing our customer base by around 10% as more customers have chosen to enjoy the pleasant environment and the fantastic customer service in our West Liquor and Village Wine & Spirits stores.

difference and all of it helps make the West an even better place to live. Just having The Trusts Arena makes a huge difference to the social fabric of this community. It is a world class arena that attracts world class events and occasions right into the heart

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One of the great dilemmas for our kind of business is that we have to grow and yet we have to do so in ways that don’t compromise social responsibility with alcohol. What that means in simple words, is that we have increase our business but we can’t go out into the market to try to sell more alcohol to the same people. In some cases our aim has been to sell less alcohol, not selling high alcohol RTDs is a case in point.

I am proud to report that we have managed to achieve these objectives and as a result over the years, we have increased our "Giving Back" by about 900 percent; it was about $100,000 five years ago and it's around $1 million now. This $1 million is shared out across more than 200 events and organisations throughout West Auckland, some major and some very small, but all of it makes a

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of the community, where all Westies can have easy access. And yet, everyone can make use of the indoor and outdoor arenas for their sport and fitness, for a very affordable cost. What Westie doesn’t value the opportunity to see the All Blacks at training, or the Sky City Mystics, or netball tests, or Spooks and Sparks or One Direction, or any one of dozens of attractions that come to “our town” thanks to The Trusts Arena. Likewise, who doesn’t feel proud when four Waitakere youngsters, who have been supported by The Don Oliver Youth Sport Scholarships are appointed to our Olympic team? The Trusts is proud to be an associate sponsor of those scholarships just as we’re proud of our sponsorship of The Trusts Sport Waitakere Excellence in Sport Awards, Rosebank and Central Park Business Associations, The Trusts Portage Ceramic Awards, The Trusts Arts and Sculpture Awards. This is delivering on the dream. When Trusts were established the objective was that the community would benefit from owning and controlling the business of selling liquor. On the one hand there is responsibility and restraint in the business operations so that there isn’t “a liquor store on every corner” and there are robust ways to stop minors buying alcohol. On the other hand there is a million dollars coming back to the community.

I'm very happy to say that even half way through our future growth strategy, the majority of West Aucklanders approve of the way we're fulfilling that objective. I'm proud to say that we have achieved all of this by doing what we already do better. That approach has certainly been a winner for us over the last four years and it will continue to be a winner in the next few years. Another answer is to find new profit centres that, preferably, don't involve alcohol or similar products. As you know, we have tackled the dilemma of growing responsibly from a number of different directions and the results have been very pleasing. Profits and market share have grown year on year and importantly so have the profits we have kept. It is one thing to earn money and it is quite another to keep it. Efficiency, how the “back office” performs, is truly the key to making and keeping profits, buying smarter, selling smarter and managing the business smarter has been a cornerstone of our success. This year we took a huge step forward by signing a deal with Vodafone to bring our IT systems into the very forefront of the 21st century and to future proof them as well. Our new systems bring us the very latest in cloud-based phone and computer systems while future proofing our “back office” with regularly upgraded software. The new systems comprise mobile voice and data, connectivity across sites, improved security, modern call centre software and improved Wi-Fi services for customers in retail stores and hospitality venues. All of which will improve

the customer experience and enable us to work smarter and more efficiently now, and into the future. These efficiencies are another way in which we will manage smarter and keep more of the money we earn, to Give Back to the community So, efficiencies coupled with exceptional staff training and the brilliant presentation of our stores and their product ranges and pricing, have worked very well for us. Now we turn our attention to achieving the same alchemy with our hospitality operations. We have only just started on this but the first results are already exceptional and we look forward to more and more return on this investment as our hospitality offering is transformed.

We are a people business". Our customers will only deal with us if they enjoy the experience and so our people are our best ambassadors. It is very gratifying to report that the level of engagement of our staff with the company, its culture, values and what it is trying to achieve, is hugely ahead of where it was when we embarked on the transformation of the business. Finally, this year we have successfully added a new profit centre with which to grow our business in an entirely new and socially responsible direction. There has been a significant change to investment thinking at The Trusts underpinned by a collectively agreed Investment Strategy that aims to proactively manage capital reserves for the long term benefit of West Auckland. This has resulted in setting up of our new profit centre, Trust Investments Management Ltd (TIML). TIML is charged with the professional management of our property portfolio with specialist advice and active management, taking us from being a passive long term invester to a proactive manager of our portfolio of investments. I am very proud to make this report and thank our staff for their support, the WATS board, led by chairman Brian Corban, for their confidence and guidance and the elected members of the Portage and Waitakere Licensing Trusts, for the way they have supported the vision and elected to go forward and seize the future.

Simon Wickham CHIEF EXECUTIVE


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With the resurrection of the West Auckland Business Hall of Fame, we pay tribute to a number of outstanding Westies and the way they have led the transformation of the West. The Hall of Fame was revived in July at a triumphant lunch at The Trusts Arena. The master of ceremonies was TV celebrity Simon Dallow and it was addressed by Deputy Prime Minister, Bill English. The revived Hall of Fame paid homage to a number of its more famous revolutionaries, who share a glittering array of royal honours, before inducting new Hall of Famers John Barnett ONZM, one of New Zealand’s pioneer film makers and a top player in the film and television industry and Joe Babich ONZM, one of this country’s top winemakers.

Along the way it revisited one of its original alumni, Sir Graham Douglas, who was made the Hall's first Life Member. Other inductees over the years were Sir Bob Harvey, Sir Ken Stevens, Philip Reynolds, Bryan Heron and Pat Heron, Jim Delegat, Peter Babich (Joe’s brother) and Ross Dallow who only a few days before had been separately honoured at a thank you function after stepping down from the Waitakere City Stadium Trust. It was the end of about 17 years’ of his leadership of The Trusts Arena, which he was instrumental in creating. It may seem strange to refer to businessmen and pillars of the community as revolutionaries, but revolutionaries they certainly were, revolutionising business out West and along the way helping to revolutionise the culture and community of the West, and revolutionising what it means to be a “Westie”. As Sir Bob implied while giving a speech to Sir Graeme, they shared the dream of a Waitakere that stood for excellence, innovation, inspiration, vision and commitment to the people who choose to work, live and play here and ready benevolence and compassion for the people in our community who deserve support or who need a hand up. If there was one theme that was shared by all of the people honoured by the Hall of Fame, old and new, it was how different and relatively unsophisticated West Auckland had been when they first started compared to the progressive and vibrant society we have today.

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Deputy PM present when the Hall of Fame rose again. The West Auckland Business Hall of Fame began life in the mid 1990’s as the Waitakere Business Hall of Fame as a spin-off of the Waitakere Business Awards, started by the Waitakere City Council under Sir Bob Harvey. It has now been resurrected by the West Auckland Business Club and the Rosebank Business Association led by Tim Livingstone, who after many years flying under the radar as a significant influencer in both West Auckland business and charities, is beginning to be recognised as one of the next generation likely to inherit the mantle of those visionaries who have given their lives to transforming the West.

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English was on hand to give his own "state of the nation" speech while paying tribute to the West Auckland business community and its achievements as well as honouring Sir Graeme and helping to induct John Barnett and Joe Babich. Mr English said he knew and respected many of the Hall of Fame Laureates and described the Hall of Fame as honouring integrity and expertise that was known well beyond the boundaries of West Auckland. “You have built a resilient economy in the West”, he said. The Finance Minister spoke of the economic future with great optimism saying that New Zealand has one of the most robust economies in the developed world. He said that export growth other than dairy, is spectacular. He was particularly encouraged in the shift in attitude towards business in recent times, with New Zealanders and particularly more and more young New Zealanders having a positive attitude towards the “adventure of business”.

He spoke of young Maori and Pasifika who were now enthusiastically part of the enterprise landscape." Mr English spoke of importing business discipline into the public sector, noting that the Public Health sector is bigger than dairy and needs to be managed so that the results of investment can be measured to show that it is going to where it will do the most good and produce results.

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Business Hall of Fame Inductees Sir Graeme Douglas, the first Life Member Long time Waitakere Mayor Sir Bob Harvey described the members of the Hall of Fame as “incredible people doing extraordinary things” before paying fulsome tribute to Sir Graeme Douglas, a former sportsman and pharmacist who came to West Auckland in 1951 and set up in business in a pharmacy in Vera Road, Te Atatu South.

From there, starting small with their own patent medicines, Sir Graeme and Lady Douglas, developed the giant Douglas Pharmaceuticals whose elegant brick premises still occupy opposite corners of Te Pai Place where it meets Central Park Drive. Matching the growth in the businsess was Sir Graeme’s “extraordinary commitment” to the people who worked for

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the company and to the welfare of the people of West Auckland as a whole. Sir Bob described him as “legendary and adored in the West. A true Westie entrepreneur and visionary who dreamed of a different West where life was better than anywhere else.” Sir Graeme’s outstanding generosity by way of gifts and sponsorships from the company and more recently The Douglas Charitable Foundation was exceptional and has made a huge difference in many lives. The most obvious contribution being the sponsorship of the Douglas Track and Field as part of the The Trusts Arena complex, which has given Waitakere one of the few international quality athletics venues in Auckland. Sir Bob then formerly invested Sir Graeme as the inaugural Life Member of the Business Hall of Fame.

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John Barnett ONZM The story of New Zealand film and John Barnett largely go hand in hand. Since 1975, he has been involved, with an incredible body of film and television work, much of which has been ground breaking for New Zealand moving pictures made for the large and small screens. Perhaps truly outstanding in an outstanding raft of titles is “Shortland Street”, the long running medical soap opera that in Barnett’s view, was a major catalyst in helping "New Zealanders accept New Zealand drama to a degree that had not happened before." “Shortland Street,” is the product of South Pacific Pictures in Henderson, of which Barnett was CEO for two decades. It is now in its 25th season. On his watch it was built into a world class production exported to many countries. It seems the whole nation is aware of “Shorty Street” to some extent as it has grown and tackled events and issues of the day. It needs little introduction to any New Zealander and probably none at all to anyone under the age of 35. Given the extent of awareness of one whole country, it may even be as successful, or even more successful, in its own way as the “grandmother” of all soaps, Coronation Street. It made possible subsequent hit series such as “Outrageous Fortune.” John Barnett told the audience the production is a machine. There is a daily schedule and it must be met.

So far, over 6,000 episodes of "Shortland Street" have kept a regular audience of one million people riveted, which is testimony to the incredible discipline of the production team that has met every schedule, never gone over budget and never gone over time. South Pacific meanwhile was a TVNZ company until 1993 when Barnett led a management buy-out. He owned 40 percent with the

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balance owned by Britain’s All3Media. All3Media bought the whole company in 2014. At the other end of John Barnett’s career was 1979’s “Beyond Reasonable Doubt”, the film that brought Michael Fay, David Richwhite, Bruce Judge and Bob Jones into the business of financing films. It also intrigued Attorney General Jim McLay enough to allow the film crew to film in a real court at weekends. The film was based on David Yallop’s book of the same name which was credited within convincing then Prime Minister Sir Rob Muldoon, to re-open the case of Arthur Allan Thomas. Thomas was subsequently freed and pardoned and a Royal Commission said he’d been framed. In the early days John Barnett managed the career of the legendary comic John Clarke, alias Fred Dagg and he later produced a “cast” of similar characters in the watershed animated film “Footrot Flats”. John Barnett is a pioneer of film and television, building the New Zealand industry from the 1970’s learn-as-yougo number 8 fencing wire adventure into a sophisticated business that has taken New Zealand to the world. John Barnett was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Commerce at Victoria University.

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Business Hall of Fame Inductees Joe Babich, ONZM Chief Winemaker and Managing Director of Babich Wines, Joe Babich told a similar story of a company and an industry that has grown to a global presence in the last half century. Babich Wines is celebrating its centenary in the wine business since being established by patriarch Josip, in Metcalf Road, still the headquarters of the family company. Joe Babich paid tribute to his parents, Josip and Mara, who created “an enduring business whose ethics and values still guide the company today.” Comparing today’s company with that of 1958 when he joined it, Joe painted a picture of what was essentially a cottage industry that has grown into an international giant that not so long ago, was recognised among the world top 50 wineries. “Back in the day” the company had an orchard and a vineyard and supplemented wine production by buying six to eight tonnes of grapes a year. Scroll forward to 2016 and Babich’s have 10 hectares in West Auckland, four vineyards in Hawkes Bay and six more in Marlborough with a total of 320 hectares of vines. The company now purchases 2,000 tonnes of grapes and produces five million litres of wine. In 1958, bottles were recycled and washed and labelled by hand. Flat out, 2 people could produce 20 cases of wine a day. Today, a bottling line run by five people can turn out 20 dozen bottles in about 5 minutes and the winery building is larger than the whole winery of 50 years ago. The market has changed as well. Back then, 75% of the sales were at the cellar door. Today just half a percent is sold at the cellar and a mere 11.5% is sold in New Zealand. The remaining 88% is exported to 35 countries, but primarily to the US. In 1967 they purchased a next door vineyard and planted with Muller Thurgau, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Pinotage vines. This pioneering was to be rewarded in 1981 when Babich Pinot Noir won New Zealand’s first Gold Medal for that variety . The company’s first export to Europe took place in 1980, just three years before the patriarch passed away in 1983.

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While the family shares a lot of the credit between Joe and older brother Peter, there is no doubt that the revolution in wine making has been led by Joe who returned from a trip to Europe in the early 1980s, hugely impressed with the wines he’d seen there. Working in secret and using grapes from the company’s Irongate vineyard in Hawke's Bay he produced one of the first chardonnays developed here that was fermented and matured in barrels. It began a run of success that saw Joe named New Zealand Winemaker of the Year at the Royal Easter Show in 1994. In 1996 Joe Babich took on the role of Babich Wines’ Managing Director and became the Director of Winemaking. Being named Winemaker of the Year was to be the first of a slew of honours earned by the company over the next two decades, culminating with the award to Joe of the Sir George Fistonich Medal in Recognition of Service to New Zealand Wine, at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2013. During this time Joe was also rapidly increasing in seniority as a national wine judge, in six different years he was the Chairman of Judges at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. He retired from wine judging after 35 years.

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Its election time for The Trusts. Have your say on election day! As most people know, The Trusts are owned by the people of West Auckland and every three years, local people get the opportunity to stand for election as an Elected Member on either the Portage Licensing Trust or the Waitakere Licensing Trust. The election happens at the same time as the Council and Local Board elections and is conducted under the same rules. This means that all the electors of West Auckland get to have a say on who acts as Elected Members overseeing the business on your behalf. Being able to vote on the Elected Members means you can make sure this business continues to sell liquor and conduct its business for the good of the community as a whole. This includes that, instead of paying dividends to shareholders, The Trusts return a large share of the profits to the community in the form of sponsorships, gifts, grants and other forms of support for community causes. The Elected Members also make recommendations to The Trusts Community Foundation (TTCF) on where locally raised money from TTCF gaming machines is returned to your community. This year’s elections will happen in September/October, with voting closing at noon, Saturday 8 October. They will be conducted according to the Local Electoral Act 2001 (LEA), the Local Electoral Regulations 2001 (LER) and the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. Voting is by postal vote and is on a First Past the Post (FPP) basis - which means that candidates with the most votes are elected. The official results will be made available on Thursday 13 October.

The election timetable is: Wednesday 13 July • Public notice of the election is made and nominations are called.

Friday 15 July • Nominations will open, allowing people to put their name forward for election (or have someone nominate them). • Electoral rolls open for inspection.

Friday 12 August • Nominations close (12 noon). • Electoral rolls close. (So, if you want to stand for election you must be nominated by noon on 12 August).

Wednesday 17 August • The names of candidates will be published.

Friday 16 September • Voting packs will be posted to electors.

Saturday 8 October • Election Day. Voting closes 12 noon. Votes will then be counted. • Preliminary results will be available as soon after close of voting as possible.

The official results will be made available on Thursday 13 October.


Community input helps save Huia foreshore in the face of constant erosion A plan to save the Huia Domain and foreshore, long considered one of the treasures of the beautiful West Coast and its communities, has been shaped and agreed by the local community, after earlier council plans were rejected.

This outcome welcomed by the community who felt that proposals advanced by the council 18 months ago were not in line with very strong local feelings. At that time in 2012, three options were advanced by the council, but these were not considered sufficient and a working group made up of locals and council staff, with an independent facilitator, developed a fourth option, the one now adopted. There is a strong feeling that the community’s view won through.

Beach levels along Huia Domain have been significantly eroded since 2010 and are continuing to disappear during coastal storms and higher than average tides causing the failure of the existing seawall.

A critical feature subsequently recognised by Auckland Council is the value of community engagement and local knowledge in effective coastal management. As a result the process and outcome have been included in the draft Coastal Management Strategy for the Auckland Region and is thought to hold lessons for coastal management in other parts of Auckland.

After considerable public consultation and input, the community, council and Local Board have signed off on a plan that will maintain the current seawall to protect Huia Domain, transfer sand that has been moved elsewhere in Huia Bay back to the area it came from and then build two rock groynes to prevent it being washed away again. These measures will be complemented by the restoration of an area of dry high-tide beach to provide a better storm buffer, the repair of the boat ramp and raising the crest of the seawall by the eastern car park.

The aim now is to have the erosion management in place before the end of 2017.

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Well-being is key at the new park In New Windsor A new park has emerged at New Windsor which the local community helped to design. It has a focus on promoting well-being.

Te Kotuitanga Park at 72-80 Tiverton Road has a central 'kick-a-ball' space that will accommodate a variety of activities and community events. It is surrounded by landscape planting including native plants, fruit trees and wildflowers. There is a shared concrete walkway around the reserve that can also be used for beginners learning to ride bikes or by scooter users. There’s also an elevated viewing space from which to contemplate the beauties of the Waitakere Ranges and a sheltered area for picnicking, Tai-Chi or other activities. There are even raised stones for reflexology. Benches are provided around the edge of the park and wetland plants in the southwest corner help with stormwater treatment. A mound has been constructed near Tiverton Road to help reduce noise and to provide protection from prevailing winds.

Many of these features were chosen during public consultation carried out by the Whau Local Board. The park was previously known informally as Tiverton Reserve. After consulting with local iwi Ng ti Wh tuao- r kei, the local board has renamed it Te Kotuitanga Park to acknowledge local history. The name means ‘the lashing together of canoes’ and refers to a creek at the headwaters of the Whau River in south Avondale. It commemorates an attack on a group of people who were lashing together their canoes in preparation for sailing up the Whau River to the Waitemat Harbour.


Heart and SOUL combine to improve opportunities for young women Young women in West Auckland are getting a boost with the arrival of SOUL (Sources of Unconditional Love Charitable Trust). Created by Julie Bartlett MNZM, herself a high achieving woman, SOUL programmes enable girls and young women to form life-changing friendships, break through the glass ceiling and create campaigns that make people rethink and dissolve prejudices. Open to girls and young women in West Auckland, these programmes receive a Ministry of Youth Development grant of $16,000 for youth development opportunities which provide leadership, volunteering and mentoring opportunities for young women. Julie Bartlett says the funding validates the positive impact SOUL will make on society and government funding will help key factor in setting up programmes for young women in Auckland and Wellington.

In addition to the programmes, there will be humorous thoughtprovoking videos spreading SOUL’s unconditional love far and wide. “We have the dream for our programmes to be run globally in five years and with the support of the awe-inspiring young women that Julie Bartlett, founder of SOUL. are signing up to be part of SOUL, I think that will happen fast,” says the founder. Julie Bartlett has previously tackled prejudice towards young people with disabilities through award-winning charity StarJam, which she also founded.

She says that women in New Zealand still face prejudice, with one in five women experiencing discrimination and earn on average, 88 cents to every dollar earned by men.

The YES Disability Resource Centre and Connecting for Youth Employment Trust, are also recipients of the Ministry of Youth Development funding which allocated $65,000 in total to the three youth sector organisations and four youth councils.

“SOUL shines a light on discrimination, but with love. SOUL’s mission is to replace prejudice and discrimination with empowerment and to motivate young women to become their own role model.”

“All of these organisations are working to inspire young people, and supporting them to gain new skills and confidence to help put them on a path to a successful future,” says Youth Minister Nikki Kaye.

SOUL launched its first programmes in April and SOULcircle programmes are initially being set up in New Zealand’s main cities. In SOUL circles women choose the activities they will take on, and with the guidance of mentors accomplish things they previously thought unachievable.

“Our young people have unlimited potential, and it’s important we support them to realise this potential and that we recognise the contribution they make to society.”

To find out more about SOUL, or join a SOUL programme visit www.soul.kiwi

SOUL girls - from the very successful pilot programme.

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Spring clean early and help refill Hospice stores with winter clothes and warmth Helping a good West Auckland cause is a great excuse for a thorough spring clean. Well it’s almost spring so there’s no harm in getting in early! In fact, the good folk at Hospice West Auckland rather hope you will, because their cupboard is bare and there’s a real need for winter clothing, heaters and just about anything else that will help keep people warm in winter. What’s the connection between spring cleaning, decluttering, moving house or just sharing your pre-loved stuff and the need for people to keep warm? Simple. Hospice operates six stores where, by a form of alchemy, what is surplus to your needs can be sold at very affordable prices to people who really need the help and don’t necessarily have a great income. A lot of people in this situation find the stores a fantastic way to make the budget go a lot further. Mind you, it’s not just people on small budgets who patronise Hospice shops. Bargain hunters and others find the stores an absolute treasure trove.

In fact, the stores do such a roaring trade that it’s only half-way through winter and already the shelves at the Distribution Centre on Swanson Road, Henderson, are bare. Which is why Hospice would be really grateful if you could bring the old spring cleaning forward a month or so and hunt out those winter clothes, heaters, homewares and accessories that you really don’t need anymore.

If you can drop your gifts off, you can do so at any of the stores or you can call 0508 4 HOSPICE and arrange a free collection at a time convenient to you. And of course the profits come back to help fund the invaluable services that support the care of terminally ill West Aucklanders and their families, run by Hospice West Auckland. You will be helping to make a real difference at this profound time for many people and they, their families and Hospice staff, volunteers are deeply grateful.


Nominations Open for The Trusts Sport Waitakere Excellence Awards 2016 Sport Waitakere is calling for nominations of athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers to be considered for one or more of the categories in The Trusts Sport Waitakere, Sporting Excellence Awards. Entries will close 5pm, Saturday 1 October, 2016.

The awards celebrate the sporting achievements of the West Auckland community and all clubs, schools and groups are invited to reward achievers and celebrate their success by nominating athletes and others who are outstanding in their sport.

There have been significant changes to the criteria for the awards and this year they are open to all nominees who either have represented for six months or more a club, school or sporting organisation within the Henderson/ Massey, Waitakere Ranges and Whau Local Board areas, or reside in one of those areas.

All category nomination forms and specific criteria can be found at www.sportwaitakere.nz/Events/ Sport-Waitakere-Excellence-Awards/Events-Copy The finalists will be announced in October with the formal awards dinner held in November.

Profile of a world champion Tyla Nathan-Wong

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Tyla Nathan Wong is one of the truly outstanding athletes of West Auckland who has represented New Zealand internationally in two sports, simulteaneously. Several times a recipient of a Don Oliver Youth Sport Scholarship, Tyla has been Waitakere’s 2014 Sports Woman of the Year, Maori Achievement Awardee and 2013 Junior Sports Woman of the Year. She was also a member of New Zealand’s world champion Rugby Sevens team and a national representative in Touch. Raised in West Auckland, Tyla was introduced to rugby at a very young age and grew up a talented touch player and an avid rugby league fan, traits for which she credits her father and grandfather. Tyla decided to give rugby union a go while attending Lynfield College. From there she played for Marist Brother's Old Boys Rugby Club and played in Rugby Sevens tournaments. At just eighteen years of age she was the youngest ever player selected for the New Zealand Women's Sevens team, making her debut in 2012. In 2015 she returned home from the Womans Sevens Rugby World circuit as the Women’s Sevens Player of the Year and now she’s a member of the side selected to go to Rio, determined to emulate the men’s team of the past, and bring back a medal, preferably Gold. Despite the flow of successes, it hasn’t been the dream run she was hoping for in the build-up to the Olympics. Injuring her knee again in April saw her miss tournaments and training camps. Tyla has pushed through the injury and worked on her rehabilitation, never losing hope of her Olympic dream. Determination was rewarded when she got the call up for the Olympic team.

Sport Waitakere believes in supporting sports providers to develop the young talents we have in West Auckland and Tyla is an Olympian that we will be watching closely and supporting through our TV sets. Nominations for The Trusts Sporting Excellence Awards are now open for Waitakere Athletes, Volunteers, Administrators, Officials and Clubs, on the Sport Waitakere website.


Four Don Oliver Scholars make the Rio Team As the Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation winds up for its annual Scholarship Awards Dinner on October 14, news came through that at least four past and present scholars, all women, have been chosen for the team to the Rio Olympics. Tickets to the Scholarship Awards Dinner will go on sale soon, giving you the opportunity to come and honour the young talent that has been chosen to receive a Don Oliver Scholarship in recognition of their exceptional talent and their potential to represent the West Auckland community and New Zealand on the international stage. The dinner is a glittering affair held every year at The Trusts Arena. This year's event will honour the scholars of 2016/17 and also offer the opportunity to mix with some of our current Olympians and some of our past greats who will be gathering to honour the scholars and celebrate 50 years since Don Oliver won his gold medal.

All four of this year's Olympians are or were beneficiaries of the Don Oliver Scholarship system which each year provides funding to promising young athletes who have the potential to be world class. Lauren Boyle, currently one of the world’s great women swimmers, footballer Ria Percival, Rugby Sevens and Touch Rugby world champion Tyla Nathan Wong are all past scholars. Elizabeth Cui, a current scholar, is New Zealand’s first diving Olympian for 21 years. Lauren was a scholar in 2004, 2005, and 2006; Ria in 2007, Tyla in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Lizzie 2013, 2014, 2015. All of them pay tribute to the assistance and encouragement they received from winning one or several scholarships. In addition to this group of four, several were unlucky to miss selection and several more are lining up the 2020 games. Long distance swimmer Philip Ryan and cyclist Stephanie McKenzie were two who were very close to games selection this year. Future Olympics prospects include two times Gold scholarship winner Gabrielle Famausi’ili who already has a Halberg Award, two world junior backstroking titles and a junior world record under her belt. Others include “double blue” Brahm Richards who has national titles in both Judo and Wrestling. Jared Free is already the country’s top racewalker and he’s still not out of his teens, and the promising freestyler Michael Mincham is progressing well. Having scholars at Rio games continues a tradition started 19 years ago when the Foundation was first formed to

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honour the work of the late Don Oliver, still our most successful weightlifter. Since then every single New Zealand Olympic and Commonwealth Games Team, has included at least one past or present scholar.

2016 Golden Celebration This year the Foundation’s annual awards evening will include a tribute to this year’s Olympians, several of whom are expected attend after the Rio Games, as well as a tribute to Don Oliver himself on this, the 50th (golden) anniversary of Don winning a weightlifting Gold Medal at the 1966 Commonwealth Games at Kingston Jamaica. Four years earlier at Perth, he had won silver. In addition, the occasion will be marked by the announcement of the first new inductee, or inductees to the Wall of Fame at The Trusts Arena, honouring world-class athletes who have hailed from West Auckland.

Don Oliver came to fame during the golden age of New Zealand athletics when names like Snell, Halberg, Baillie and Davies ruled the middle distance track. Les Mills and Don were giants in throwing and weightlifting and Roy Williams was one of the world's great decathletes. Roy, like Don, has a sporting record that still has not been surpassed and indeed he was still actively training athletes in West Auckland as recently as two years ago. In fact, a cover from Our West of that time shows Roy at the age of 79 hurdling against and beating two 19 year olds he was coaching. Roy is convening the selection panel for the Wall of Fame selection process this year and is working very hard in the background helping to bring together some of the giants of his time to attend this year’s dinner. Don’s son and current Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation trustee, Steve Oliver, is also helping to pay tribute to his outstanding father this year. Steve is himself, a former world champion in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which is at the heart of Mixed Martial Arts one of the world’s fastest growing sports. He has created Oliver Mixed Martial Arts and he too, is bent on helping Westie kids with their fitness, self-defence and self esteem.

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Going West Festival will be a feast of storytelling The 21st Going West Books and Writers Festival enters a new era as Murray Gray and Naomi McLeary have handed over the management of the event, after 20 years of building it as the country's premier celebration of New Zealand books and writers.

Wh nau Day of quality storytelling and childrens’ activities at the theatre’s home, 44A Portage Road, New Lynn. Tanna, a multi-award winning feature film based on a true story and performed by the people of Yakel in Vanuatu screens at Glen Eden’s Playhouse Theatre. The Snapper Sandwich is the story of filmmaker and musician Tony Burt and will screen at Lopdell House, Titirangi.

With Murray and Naomi now in advisory capacities, new creative directors are guiding the assembly of a packed programme of events headlined by such celebrities as Albert Wendt, Roger Shepherd and John Campbell and comedians Michele A’Court and Te Radar.

Stand-up poets deliver the Going West Poetry Slam. This is a fun, fast and sharp crowd pleaser, directed by Doug Poole, in which some of the country’s best known bards do battle with the added incentive of handsome cash prizes to be won.

As always, September’s month long event is about home-grown authors, playwrights and songwriters staged in venues across West Auckland.

Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery’s Learning Centre will hold an Indie Book Fair, showcasing zines, handmade books and limited-edition publications. Meanwhile Word Up features at Henderson’s Corban Estate. It gives 13-20 year olds the opportunity to present original work in any word-based genre from rap, poetry, spoken word, music or stand-up comedy.

New directors Nicola Strawbridge and Mark Easterbrook say this years festival will feature a rich variety of events to feed the mind, spark imaginations and broaden perspectives on issues of the day, while serving up generous portions of entertainment.

For more information go to www.goingwestfest.co.nz. For tickets go to: www.iticket.co.nz or phone iTICKET (09) 361 1000.

Going West," they say, is a platform for telling stories; a stage where the voices from the edges can challenge the centre." Albert Wendt is the 2016 Sir Graeme Douglas Orator for opening night on 9 September. Michele A’Court features, Flying Nun founder Roger Shepherd will participate in an event chaired by John Campbell and to wrap up the festival’s weekend, there is an interactive session about the craft of beer brewing featuring Te Radar. Many of the featured writers have new works, including: Billy Bird by award-winning author Emma Neale; This Model World, an art world memoir by Anthony Byrt; Art Thieves, Fakers and Fraudsters - Penelope Jackson’s look into NZ's art crime scene; Things That Matter - stories of life and death by Dr David Galler, head of intensive care at Middlemore Hospital; Anthropologist Marama Muru-Lanning and scientist Mike Joy take a close look at what's going on with our rivers and physician and environmentalist Malcolm Paterson (Ng ti Wh tua Kaipara and r kei) shares tales of West Auckland’s underground pathways long before the Waterview tunnel came to be. Sham, a blistering black comedy, peppered with vicious wit and emotional combat will feature at New Lynn’s Te Pou theatre. Sham unflinchingly explores the fallout of a family whose secrets have been laid bare. Directed by Conrad Newport it stars Starring Michele Hine, Darien Takle, Annie Whittle and Amanda Tito. Te Pou, in partnership with Going West Festival, will also hold a Koanga (Spring) Festival with performances, writing workshops and readings that culminate in a community

The Festival is supported by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, Creative New Zealand, The Trusts Community Foundation, Foundation North and the Douglas Family Trust.


Going West - What's on Calender 28 July Going West Books and Writers Festival launch 29 July

TICKETS ON SALE

31 August Poetry Slam Heat 1 at Te Pou, 44a Portage Road, New Lynn 1-4 September Sham at Te Pou, 44a Portage Road, New Lynn 3 September Whakaahuatia Mai. Hoani Waititi Marae, Parrs Park. Free. A fully te reo M ori children's play by Kahu Hotere 4 September Tanna at the Play House Theatre,15 Glendale Road, Glen Eden 5 September Poetry Slam Heat 2 at MIT Faculty of Creative Arts, 50 Lovegrove Crescent, Otara

6 September Poetry Slam Heat 3 at the Thirsty Dog, 469 Karangahape Rd, Ponsonby 7 September The Snapper Sandwich at Lopdell House, 418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi 9-11 September Going West Books and Writers Literary Weekend at Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi 10 September Going West Poetry Slam FINAL at Titirangi War Memorial Hall, 500 South Titirangi Rd, Titirangi 11 September Community Wh nau Day at Te Pou, 44a Portage Road, New Lynn 22-25 September Studio Season 2016: Strange & Wonderful. Gary Henderson's graduate playwrights at Te Pou, 44a Portage Road, New Lynn

For further information please contact: Penny Hartill on 09 445 7525, 021 721 424 or penny@hartillpr.co.nz

Seeking new stories of the Old West The hunt for West Auckland's history goes on with the Waitakere Ranges Local Board hosting a one day conference called "New Stories of the Old West" from 9am - 5pm, 2 October at Titirangi War Memorial Hall.

After the conference, the local board will publish the conference papers.

More information on the heritage festival can be found at www.heritagefestival.co.nz/events/docs/ aucklandheritagefestival2015

The conference will be part of the larger, region-wide Auckland Heritage Festival, with more than 180 events covering heritage walks, talks and tours, special events and exhibitions being hosted right across Auckland. In the lead up, the Waitakere Ranges Local Board sought out entries for and has been seeking out original research focused on West Auckland’s history. They have called on genealogists, historians, authors, academics and anyone else who has done original research about the history of West Auckland to submit work for inclusion in the conference. The conference will feature keynote presentations of up to 30-40 minutes long. Other selected papers and presentations will be given in workshops with each presentation being about 20-30 minutes long.

Scenes like these are part of our community heritage.


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