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historic log cabin in the Beachlands Community will receive a much-needed facelift this weekend – and your help is needed. The #25projects competition was launched last year to help restore community buildings in need, courtesy of decorative painting expert Annie Sloan. The Beachlands Log Cabin is the only group in New Zealand – and one of just 25 worldwide –to be selected for the paint job, worth thousands of dollars, and this weekend, they’re calling on locals to grab a paintbrush and pitch in. Manager trustee of the cabin Jenny Carter estimated the log cabin was last renovated around 10-15 years ago, so when she caught wind of the competition through Facebook, it was too good of an opportunity to turn down. The project is a joint effort between the Beachlands Community Trust and Howick store Taylored Revival and has been documented on the Facebook page ‘The Log Cabin Revival’. On Saturday, the rough brown exterior will be repainted with the soft seaside tones of Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in “Louis Blue” while on Sunday the interior will be revamped with mostly white tones and hints of blue, reflecting the coastal location. Ms Carter says there’s been a lot of interest and excitement within the community ahead of the event and she’s calling on anyone with a few hours to spare to come down and take part. “Last year we put out a few mood boards with different concepts and the community came out and voted on their preferred look which was a soft blue with white trims,” she said. It won’t just be the four walls getting a lick of paint either – the kitchen will be redone, new lighting will be installed and the furniture will be revamped and revived. Go to for more information. BYO paintbrush as there will only be a limited number provided.



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esidents in the former Manukau City Council area will say goodbye to rubbish bags this year as Auckland Council introduces rubbish wheelie bins for a new service starting in September. Ian Stupple, Auckland Council’s general manager Waste Solutions, says almost 110,000 wheelie bins will be provided to houses in the Manukau and Howick wards. “We’re pleased that residents in Manukau and Howick will soon benefit from the convenience and hygiene of a wheelie bin for their household rubbish, particularly as residents have consistently told us through consultation that they prefer wheelie bins to bags. “From a health and safety perspective it’s also very positive. In the last three years more than 80 Auckland rubbish collectors have been injured on the job due to dangerous items thrown away by residents in rubbish bags. With the move from bags to bins this risk disappears,” he says. Residential properties will be supplied with a standard wheelie bin for household rubbish (120 litre), which holds two to three black rubbish bags. There will be no additional

Every household is provided with a 240 litre recycling bin which takes a large amount of recycling materials. Photo Auckland Council

charge for this service. “If anyone is producing more household waste than this per week we would encourage them to look at ways to minimise their waste. Every household is provided with a 240 litre recycling bin which takes a large amount of recycling materials.” Other options include composting food and garden waste (Auckland Council runs free composting workshops around the region) and soft plastics recycling at supermarkets. For very large households who believe a standard bin will be

insufficient Auckland Council is offering a larger size bin. The 240 litre bin (the same size as the recycling bin) will incur an additional charge of $55 per year. Key information There will be no changes to current rubbish collection days or the fortnightly recycling service. This service is rates funded and residents will pay no additional charges for the standard 120 litre bin. Bins will be delivered in June and July 2017, but won’t be used until the new service starts in September 2017. Collection services using the new rubbish bin will begin on 4 September 2017. Once this new service begins, only rubbish in the bin will be collected. Larger bin option A larger bin size (240 litre, the same size as the council recycling bin) is available on request. This larger bin will incur an additional annual charge of approx $55 per year. Those wishing to request a larger bin should fill out an online form at www. before 31 March 2017. Those with no internet access please phone the council on 928-0934.

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The ASB branch at Pakuranga Plaza will close next month.

of their nearest alternative branches. No jobs will be lost as a result of these changes. The bank said ASB’s internet banking service and the ASB Mobile Banking App give

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Have you voted in the Botany by-election yet? With tomorrow 12pm being the deadline for casting your valuable vote, the Times this week asked a cross-section of people if they had voted yet


f the 45 people approached by the Times at Botany Town Centre and outside Pak’nSave Ormiston on Monday evening, 35 said they hadn’t yet voted in the Botany by-election. Voting closes at noon tomorrow. Of the 10 people who said they had voted, six had chosen Mike Turinsky to fill the vacant seat on the Howick Local Board. Two said they had voted for Ailian Su, one for Julie Patterson and one for Malcolm Page. Of the 35 people who hadn’t yet voted, 20 said they would still be voting – 16 did not know who they would be voting for, three said they would be voting for Julie Patterson and one said they would be voting for Kuan Yap. Fifteen people said they would not be voting at all. This unscientific street poll was about getting an early snapshot of voter turnout in the Botany subdivision and a general idea of which way voters are leaning. In the October 2016 election, which was also a postal vote, voter turnout in the Botany


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My father was my mentor says Li The last in the series of Q&A with locals recognised in the prestigious New Year’s honours list


hunli Li was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM) for services to table tennis. The 54-year-old Pakuranga resident is a world-renowned table tennis player who has represented New Zealand internationally. Early in her career, Ms Li was a member of China’s national table tennis team and was twice a mixed doubles champion in China. As one of New Zealand’s representatives at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, she won gold for women’s singles and silver for women’s doubles, and two bronze medals in the mixed doubles and women’s team competitions. These are the only Commonwealth Games medals that have been awarded to New Zealand for table tennis. She has represented New Zealand at four Olympic Games in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2004. Her world ranking peaked at 19 in 1998 and her career-best achievement was finishing third in the 1997 Women’s World Cup. She coached New Zealand’s

national teams for the 2006 and 2010 Commonwealth Games before coming out of retirement in 2011 to lead the New Zealand table tennis Chunli Li team to the 2014 Commonwealth Games. At the local level Ms Li initiated and runs a coaching programme through the Panmure YMCA for people of all ages wanting to play table tennis She was inducted into the Table Tennis New Zealand Hall of Fame in 2014. Table Tennis New Zealand said Ms Li is a role model for success in table tennis.  “We look forward to Chunli being an important part of the New Zealand table tennis scene for years to come, particularly with the influence she has in drawing young Chinese players, and girls in particular, into table tennis.”  The Times asked Ms Li five questions this week. Q. Who was the first person you told about receiving this honour and why them?

A: The first person I told was a Kiwi friend of mine. This is because I wanted to know more about the MNZM. Q. What does the MNZM mean to you? A: This means my hard work is being recognised by the government. This gives me a lot of encouragement. Q. Does receiving this award change anything for you; does it push you to strive for more? A: No, not really. Q. How did you celebrate the announcement? A: Not yet, since I was in China, but I will do something after the award ceremony. Q. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and how did you follow it/ take it on board? A: My father gave me the best advice by being a role model for me. He always encouraged me to be the best, be responsible and be grateful. I have been following his advice and try my best.

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Collings’ close shave ■■By Scott Yeoman Howick Local Board chairman David Collings has narrowly avoided having his name sent to police by Election Services after he was seven weeks late handing in his electoral donations and expenses returns. Section 112A of the Local Electoral Act 2001 requires every election candidate to file a return of electoral donations and expenses “within 55 days after the day on which the successful candidates at any election are declared to be elected”. At 5pm on January 31 – a little over two weeks ago – 15 candidate names were sent to police by Election Services after they all missed the final electoral return deadline, which had already been extended more than once. Mr Collings filed his two returns four days before that final deadline – on January 27 – after Election Services reminded him for a third time and informed him that a Times reporter was looking into why his returns had not been received and published online. For the local elections held on October 8 last year – in which Mr Collings was successfully re-elected onto the Howick Local Board, Pakuranga subdivision – the electoral return deadline set by Election Services was December 9. This date was later extended to December 14 and then January 31 (see story on page 8 as to why). Mr Collings also ran for a seat on the Counties Manukau District Health Board in the October elections and was unsuccessful. The Times contacted Auckland Council and Election Services on January 27 – 104 days after successful candidates were declared to be elected and 49 days after the initial return deadline – after it discovered that Mr Collings had not yet submitted his return for both the Howick Local Board election as well as the Counties Manukau District Health Board election. This is the second election in a row that Mr Collings has missed the 55-day deadline for both the Howick Local Board and Counties Manukau District Health Board – for the 2013 election he was 89 days late handing in his electoral returns for both elections. The Local Electoral Act 2001 states that a candidate who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 112A commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1000 and if elected, a further fine not exceeding $400 for every day that he or she continues to hold office until the return is filed. Managing director of Election Services, Dale Ofsoske, responded to the Times’ enquiry on January 27 (the same day) to say Mr Collings had now filed his returns. “This was received this afternoon after a phone call from me reminding him this had not yet been submitted, despite being reminded of this in November and December...” When asked if he had informed Mr Collings during that phone call that a reporter was asking questions about his missing returns, Mr Ofsoske said: “Yes I

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did, although he did say he had completed it before Christmas but had neglected to send it in.” This statement matches the date on Mr Collings’ two electoral returns, which were supplied to the Times and are now available online. Both completed forms, which were filed at the same time on January 27, are dated December 7, 2016. So why were they only submitted to Election Services more than seven weeks later? Mr Ofsoske’s statement that Mr Collings “did say he had completed it before Christmas but had neglected to send it in” did not match Mr Collings’ reasoning when questioned by the Times last week. “I acknowledge the return needed to be filed on time of which it wasn’t and I accept full responsibility for this,” he said. “However [Botany MP] JamiLee Ross acted as my agent, as he did for the whole Vision & Voice team and he did not provide me any financial information whatsoever,” Mr Collings said. He later confirmed to the Times, however, that he did not contact Mr Ross asking for that information. “...I knew others [Vision & Voice candidates] had requested it, so I was hoping he would provide it to them and pass it on to me, to which they did and I am most grateful of. “Under the circumstances over what had happened following the election I did not feel comfortable contacting him.” Mr Collings said after being provided with the financial information, he then spent “some time searching emails for any information I had to cross check this and ensure my return was accurate as I wasn’t willing to accept what had come to be from Mr Ross via a third party”. But why was his Counties Manukau District Health Board return also 49 days late, as Mr Ross had nothing to do with that election and campaign? “Well this was part of what held up the Howick Local Board one,” Mr Collings said. “I had collaborated with [Howick Local Board member] Katrina [Bungard] on a number of things such as billboards, newspaper advertisements and I had to be certain that the correct amounts were attributed to the right campaign.” But Mrs Bungard managed to file both of her electoral returns before the December 9

deadline and she used the same information you were provided with? “Yes and I was being more cautious. It was not that I didn’t trust the information she provided me, in fact I would not have been able to complete the return without her help,” Mr Collings said. “But I am responsible for my return and I am the one that is responsible for it being correct.” Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross confirmed to the Times that he provided all Vision & Voice candidates with the required information “prior to the deadline for filing returns”. “The candidates didn’t all have the same expenses, so I provided the information when I completed compiling it. Some earlier than others,” he said. “The Pakuranga candidates’ [Mr Collings, Mrs Bungard and Garry Boles] information was provided to them via Garry Boles on December 7.” Of the nine Howick Local Board elected members (eight of which were Vision & Voice candidates), seven filed their electoral returns on or before the December 9 deadline. Bob Wichman (Botany subdivision) filed his on December 12 and David Collings submitted his on January 27. When Mr Collings’ response to this story was put to Mr Ross last week by the Times, he said: “I can’t be blamed for David Collings breaking electoral law. All other Vision & Voice candidates were capable of meeting their legal requirements.” Mr Ross said he has campaignmanaged 26 candidates since 2004 and maintained his own records for six elections. “Never has the accuracy or timeliness of my record keeping been questioned. Not even by David Collings when I’ve freely given my time to assist him in the past. “Election expense and donation information is required to be submitted to ensure openness and transparency of elections. It’s a serious matter. I’m puzzled that Mr Collings is now attempting to blame someone else for his legal problems. He’s been doing this for a couple of decades and has a track record of flouting electoral law. The public can be the judge of his professionalism and lack of respect for legal responsibilities.” ➤➤Turn to page 8


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Collings files returns late again David Collings

➤➤From page 7 Meanwhile, on January 31, Mr Ofsoske addressed further questions put to him by the Times about his phone call with Mr Collings four days earlier. “In regard to my phone

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have given to any candidate,” he said. Mr Collings said that when he was contacted, he was informed that his late returns were to be passed to police. “...and since I feel they have more important things to do I immediately filed the information that I had to date and had been able to check. “Again I accept full responsibility for the delay in filing the return but insist it is equally important to file one that is accurate.”

The Times also informed Mr Ofsoske on the morning of January 31, before the 15 names were sent to police, that it was not the first time Mr Collings had been late in filing his electoral donations and expenses returns. For the local elections held on October 12, 2013, Mr Collings only handed in his returns on March 12, 2014 – 89 days after the return deadline (December 13, 2013) and 144 days after the successful candidates were declared to be elected (October 19, 2013).

“I am unable to comment on Mr Collings’ 2013 return as this was handled by the then electoral officer of Auckland Council (as I was the Deputy Electoral Officer),” Mr Ofsoske responded. Mr Collings, meanwhile, said he “can’t remember why it was late” in 2013 but that it “was probably his fault”. As for Mr Collings’ late electoral returns for the 2016 elections, Mr Ofsoske said no further action would be taken as Mr Collings had now returned the forms.

Why was the deadline extended? ■■By Scott Yeoman

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Managing director of Election Services, Dale Ofsoske, was quoted in the Herald on Sunday on December 11 last year saying about 100 of the 800 or so candidates in the October local elections had not yet filed returns. “He planned to give them a period of grace until Wednesday [December 14] before handing the matter to the police,” the article said. But on January 27, when the Times contacted Mr Ofsoske about Howick Local Board chairman David Collings’ missing returns, that still had not been done. The Times asked why. “Following my December 11 statement, I decided to extend the period of grace to enable those candidates who had not returned their form more time to do so,” Mr Ofsoske said. “Personal contact was made by my staff reminding candidates of the need to have this form submitted. Any candidates who have not returned their form by Tuesday (31 January) will now have their names forwarded to the police.” Mr Ofsoske added that a

person can only be fined if it is deemed by a judge that an offence has been committed. On January 31, four days later, Mr Ofsoske confirmed to the Times that the names of 15 candidates had been forwarded to police. “It is now over to them [police] to determine what action they will undertake,” he said. As of last Tuesday (February 7), only four of the 15 candidates had subsequently filed their returns. None of the 15 ran for the Howick Local Board or Howick Ward in the October elections but two of them – Hine JoyceTahere and Kandi Ngataki – stood for the Counties Manukau District Health Board. They were both unsuccessful. There were also two failed Auckland mayoral candidates in the 15 – Mario Alupis and Tyrone Raumati. Overall, there were only three successful candidates in the 15 names sent to police – Jeff Cleave was elected onto the Great Barrier Local Board, Clera Matafai was elected onto the Portage Licensing Trust Number 2 (New Lynn), and Malcolm Bell was elected onto the Franklin Local Board,

Wairoa subdivision. Mr Bell was elected unopposed. As of February 7, those three successful candidates had still not filed their electoral returns despite having their names sent to police. Mr Ofsoske said previous experience and anecdotal evidence from other councils and companies that offer election services tells him that candidates are traditionally slow at filing their donations and expenses returns. “...I have some leeway to exhaust all avenues in order to ensure that candidates have been given every opportunity to file their returns,” he said. Mr Ofsoske said that on December 9 – the initial return deadline – the number of candidates who had not filed their returns exceeded 100. “ which time I decided to extend a grace period in order to urge those candidates to meet their obligations under the Act,” he said. “Due to the fact that it was coming up to the Christmas/ New Year period, it was decided to continue following up with the candidates until the end of January, at which times their names would be forwarded to the police.”


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Skilled horsemanship and showjumping A plethora of horse trucks and floats crowded onto the grounds of Papatoetoe Pony Club in Brookby at the weekend as equestrians and horse lovers alike gathered for the Brookby Showjumping Veterinary Associates Grand Prix Show. The event, which took place over Saturday and Sunday, had 311 horses and 193 riders competing. It was the first Equestrian Sports New Zealand carded Grand Prix Showjump show to be held at Papatoetoe Pony Club. Many of New Zealand’s top show jumpers attended the event, including local equestrian John Cottle who won the LC Contractors 1.40m speed class and Papatoetoe Pony Club member Laura Inkster who won the FMG Young Rider Class. Times photographer Wayne Martin went along.

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You’re invited... Thinking of selling your home? Wednesday 22 February, 2pm We warmly invite you to hear about the property market and to gain expert tips on how to present your home for sale. We will explain how it can be marketed, the types of listing, and how a home auction works. Presented by Neil Baker (Director) and Ken Ralph (Auction/ Marketing Manager) from Ray White Eastern Group of Offices (Mountfort Estate Agents Ltd)*. An afternoon tea will be provided. * Licensed Agent REAA 2008

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Please join us for a wonderful performance by the popular group; Andrew London Trio. You will be entertained with a variety of music from jazz and swing, to country and blues. A complimentary morning tea will follow the concert. Cost per ticket is $10. A concert not to be missed!

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Organised by The Howick Lions Club

Rides & Slides • Food & Craft Stalls Dance & Aerobics • Music & Melody Community Stalls • Family Pets Raising funds to support our Howick community, and local youth programmes; Outward Bound, Camp Quality, Young Speechmaker, etc. FEATURING... Roger Skinner & the Motivation Triple A Aerobics • Daffodils Rock Band Scottish Country Dance• Bollywood Dancers Old Macdonald’s Farm

English language classes are available at St Columba Church, Botany every Tuesday morning in term time from 10am-12 noon. Help is given for all levels needed by migrants to New Zealand who are having difficulty with English conversation and with settling into the community. There is a gold coin donation to help with costs. Contact 274-4864 or group leader John 022-1726199.

Car boot sale

We are raising funds for CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Families in need in our local community. Saturday, February 25, 7am-11am, 177 Botany Road, Elim House car park. All welcome. Bric a brac, books, household Items and more. Sellers arrival 6.30am. Limited spaces - book your space now. Contact Nora Jack 021 126 0656, email nora. or Aroha Datt 027 635 9747, email arohadatt@

Free car show

Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show at Lloyd Elsmore Park (by Historical Village). Sunday, March 5, 10am- 3pm. See www. Phone Richard Waugh 533-9400.

Craft market

Classy Crafts Indoor Market: reopens Saturday, March 4, 9am-1pm, All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook St, Howick - then will be held every first and third Saturday of each month. Contact Ruth 535-7513 and Margaret 535-8777.

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Howick Local Board hosted the Chinese New Year Festival at Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga Plaza. Times photo supplied

Lantern festival fun With such a large Asian population living in the Howick Ward, the Howick Local Board hosted the inaugural Chinese New Year Festival at Pakuranga Plaza’s Aylesbury Street on February 9. It featured colourful lanterns made by the children of East Auckland, a choir,

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Selwyn Centre Howick. Day activities Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9.30am-1.30pm. Indoor bowls, games , quizzes, arts and crafts. All welcome over 60s, very social and friendly, $3  per day includes morning tea. Welcome to stay for lunch for an extra $6. Planning some outings of interest - will be great to get your ideas. Phone Debbie Thomas 021-02513117.

some yummy food and women dressed in traditional costumes celebrating the festival. The Lantern Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month and traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year period.

New playgroup

New weekly playgroup starting on Friday, February 17 at East City Wesleyan Church, 219 Burswood Drive, Botany, from 9.30am-11.30am. Please bring $4 per family, and your children’s morning tea. All under 5s are welcome. Lots of fun activities, meet new friends in a caring learning environment. Visit or phone 273-9044.



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t’s time to dig out your running gear and swap your dress shoes for sneakers because the Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook Fun Run and Walk is back.

Last year, more than 450 people hit the pavement for the annual event which is organised by the Highbrook Rotary Club. With a choice of distances available for both individuals and teams, there’s something for everyone. Entrants can choose to go it alone or in teams of four in a 5km walk, 5km run or 10km run on a stunning course beginning in Highbrook Park which is located at the end of Pukekiwiriki Place, off Kerwyn Avenue. The event, now in its fourth year, draws hundreds of people from the surrounding businesses every year as they vie to claim the title of 2017 champion – all the while raising funds for a good cause. While it’s aimed at businesses in the area, not working in Highbrook isn’t a valid excuse. The event is KC12203

open to everyone with entries just $20 per person. All proceeds from the event are donated to charities, with the majority of funds going to the Kidz First division of Middlemore Hospital for much-needed medical equipment. Last year’s event raised a whopping $22,000 through participants and sponsors, with a range of charities benefiting. Held straight after work, the Fun Run and Walk is a great alternative to those standard after-work drinks – in fact, why not do both? After the exercise is done, hang around and recover with your team over a couple of drinks and a BBQ while enjoying the live entertainment on offer. Rally up your office team and head to nz to register and for more details. The Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook Fun Run and Walk will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 5:30pm sharp – teams must be ready to go by 5:20pm.

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The City of Auckland Singers are looking for sopranos and altos to join the group. Photo supplied

Singers wanted The City of Auckland Singers are a vibrant, enthusiastic mixed-voice choir and we enjoy performing popular songs – from current hits to classic numbers. Our most recent performances were singing Christmas songs, at Howick Midnight Madness and at the Sky City Casino (pictured), where some of the appreciative audiences even

joined in the fun. We are looking at building our numbers of singers in the 20-50ish year age bracket. Interested newcomers are welcome to come along on our regular practice night, Tuesday’s at 7.15pm. It’s a great opportunity for sopranos and altos to join us. Contact Andrea 5374403 or visit www.

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Do you have to speak at the next anniversary, wedding, birthday, farewell? We will train you in a friendly supportive environment. Our upcoming meeting is Monday, February 20, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Email nz or visit website pakuranga.

Pakuranga Library is having a summer story time in Ti Rakau Park on Friday, February 24, 10.30am. Wear a hat, slap on some sunscreen and join us for stories and music in the sun. For more information, contact Pakuranga Library 576-5269 or email pakuranga.library@

The Howick Philatelic Society will hold its first 2017 monthly meeting (third Thursday in each month) on Thursday, February 16, St Andrews Church Hall, Vincent Street, Howick. Doors open 7pm for 7.30pm start. Ray Wisbey the club president will display and talk about his entries in the 2016 Ambury Shield Competition held in Hamilton. Visitors and new members welcome. Phone Ray Howard 272-2424.

Divorced? Separated? Elim Christian Centre is running a course that will help you deal with the hurt and pain of divorce and separation in a loving and caring environment, it runs on Tuesday nights for 14 weeks and you can join at any stage, cost $40 per person. Starts this week from 7pm-9pm. For more information, phone Bridget on 021-0269 0618.

Ostomy society

Auckland Ostomy Society wish to advise that the next meeting is on February 18 at 10am. Join us for a cup of tea, followed by a speaker. All Ostomates old & new welcome. Contact Lou 846-4175 for more information.

Guided tour & film

Hear a talk, view galleries and watch the popular film “Poles Apart” about 733 children invited to NZ in WW2. 10am-12.30pm, February 16, $10 per person including morning tea. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick. Phone 533-3530.

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owick Lions Club is very proud to announce a brand-new Summer Festival to be held on February 26th at Lloyd Elsmore Park. The Summer Festival will be a family friendly event with a variety of stalls and entertainment from Howick and the wider Auckland community.

The Summer Festival will feature several local artists and performers showcasing their talents, and there will be plenty of fun for the whole family with Funco providing the fairground rides and a visit from Old MacDonald’s Farm for the littlies. On the main stage, well-known local band Roger Skinner and the Motivation will be playing Rock n Roll, Amylia will be singing jazz and Daffodils will be bringing the music bang up to date. Howick Lions Club President, Grant Taylor says: “Daffodils came second in the Smokefree RockQuest 2016 competition and were winners of the best song, and 18 year old Amylia is an incredible singer who regularly performs with the local St Andrews Big Band so it’s very exciting to have such young and upcoming talent perform at our festival.” An eclectic mix of dance styles from around the world will be showcased by Doyle Academy of Irish Dance, Scottish Country Dancing, Bollywood Dancers and the Carter Chan Dance School.

For those of more gymnastic persuasion, the Flow Academy of Motion will be tumbling and break dancing and the Triple A Aerobics Academy gymnasts will leave you breathless. “The Lions see tremendous potential for the future of this new festival with Lloyd Elsmore big enough for expansion and perfect for development,” says Mr Taylor. This year will be a new experience for us all and we wish to thank the Howick Community Board for their backing which allows us to put on this Summer Festival.” All profits from the Summer Festival will be put back into local community by Howick Lions Club. For over 50 years, Howick Lions Club has been an integral part of the local community, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help people in need of all ages. To find out more about Howick Lions Club go to www.howicklions. The Lions Summer Festival

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from Fiji that the Breakfast Club is sponsoring. Mr English replied by joking about Kuli “taking it easy” on his son if they ever played rugby against each other. “There was general excitement from the community about his presence... I didn’t hear one bad word said about him,” said Mr Farrelly. Mr Ross said he was very happy with the turnout and how the day went.

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Choice returning to Auckland market after summer holiday Sales volumes see seasonal drop in January as Auckland and national median house prices rise year-on-year


2017 was 4307, down 6 per cent on a seasonally adjusted basis compared to December 2016, which is in line with market expectations for this time of year. REINZ CEO Bindi Norwell says: “On a seasonally adjusted basis, which is always the most reliable guide, the real estate market saw prices steady and volumes down 6 percent in January. This is in line with expectations, as January is typically the quietest month in the market. “Anecdotal evidence from agents around the country suggests that the market has been picking up speed again towards the end of January. “The number of properties for sale in Auckland is certainly rising, with more than four months of supply now available and a rise of more than a month of supply over the past year. “This lead indicator means greater choice for Auckland home buyers, and prompts us to ask whether the Auckland market is showing some early new signs of activity. “Market fundamentals remain the same, with a rising population, housing shortage and historically low, although potentially rising, interest rates. “We await the March data with

ucklanders are once again starting to put their houses on the market, according to the latest figures released this week by Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ). After months of record low numbers of houses available for sale across Auckland, the number of properties for sale in the region jumped by 1135 (17 per cent) compared to January 2016. This contrasts with declining numbers of properties for sale nationwide, with 3743 fewer houses for sale in January compared to 12 months ago. Excluding Auckland, the number of properties for sale has fallen by 4878 (-22 per cent) over the past 12 months. At the same time, median house prices have risen a seasonally adjusted 9.4 per cent across New Zealand yearon-year to $490,000, firming slightly (+0.2 per cent) and in line for this time of year. Two of 12 regions in New Zealand hit new record high median sale prices in January 2017 – Hawke’s Bay up 16 per cent to $366,000, and Nelson/Marlborough up 25 per cent to $470,000. The number of sales for January

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Regional housing market The past five years’ Auckland regional housing market at a glance, as at January’s figures Eastern Beaches Dwelling median price 2013 $636,000 2014 $726,000 2015 $822,000 2016 $928,000 2017 $1,050,000 Percentage change 2016 to 2017 — +13% Dwelling numbers sold 2013 121 2014 106 2015 127 2016 85 2017 63 Percentage change 2016 to 2017 — -26%

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The number of properties available for sale continues to decline nationwide with 3743 fewer houses for sale in January compared to 12 months ago, although the number of properties for sale in the Auckland region as increased by 1135 (+17 per cent). Compared to January 2016 the number of new listings fell 9 per cent in Canterbury, 29 per cent in Wellington and 16 per cent in Waikato/Bay of Plenty. Excluding Auckland, the number of properties for sale has fallen by 4878 (-22 per cent) over the past 12 months.

Sales volumes

There were 4307 unconditional residential sales in January, representing a 6 per cent drop in the number of sales from December to January on a seasonally adjusted basis. This was in line with the percentage falls in DecemberJanuary 2016 and DecemberJanuary 2015. Median prices rise, continuing

to be led by the regions The national median house price rose $42,000 (+9 per cent) year-on-year. Compared to December the national median house price fell $26,000 (-5 per cent). Nelson/ Marlborough recorded the largest percentage increase in median price compared to January 2016, at 25 per cent, followed by Waikato/Bay of Plenty at 22 per cent and Manawatu/Wanganui at 21 per cent.

Auction sales steady

There were 280 dwellings sold by auction nationally in January, representing 7 per cent of all sales and a decrease of 138 (-33 per cent) on the number of auctions in January 2016. Transactions in Auckland represented 51 per cent of national auction sales, with the number of auctions in Waikato/ Bay of Plenty representing 26 per cent of national auction sales and the number of auctions in Canterbury/Westland representing 5 per cent of national auction sales. These three regions represented 83 per cent of auction sales in January 2017.

Days to sell falls further The number of days to sell increased by 10 days to 41 days from December, and remained steady at 41 days compared to January 2016. The number of days to sell typically jumps in January due to the holiday period. Otago had the fewest number of days to sell at 32 days followed by Nelson/Marlborough at 33 days and Central Otago Lakes at 35 days. Northland had the most number of days to sell at 48 days, while in Auckland the number of days to sell was 41 days.

Million dollar homes show increase in volumes Between January 2016 and January 2017, the number of homes sold for more than $1 million rose by 8 per cent to 456 homes to equal almost 11 per cent of all dwellings sold. The number of dwellings sold under $600,000 has declined by 781 between January 2016 and January 2017 compared to a fall of 741 for all dwellings.

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With 17 months no payments and no interest*, Q Card customers have nothing to lose and everything to gain including a brand new carpet! *Seventeen months no payments and no interest (‘Payment Holiday’) is available on Q Card Flexi Payment Plans. Account fees may apply. A $45 Establishment Fee for new Q Cardholders and a $35 Advance Fee for existing Q Cardholders will apply. Q Card Standard Interest Rate applies to any outstanding balance at the end of the Payment Holiday. Q Card lending criteria, fees, terms and conditions apply.

PHONE 271 3434 53 Springs Road, East Tamaki. Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm; Saturday 8am-3pm.

Giving you the choice!

We’ve got all your painting requirements in East Auckland covered.


• Free no-obligation measure & quote service • Excellent selection of the latest carpets & vinyls SHOWROOM OPEN: Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10am-1pm.




Colour: 13 Available 100% Solution Dyed Nylon – 26oz Extra Heavy Duty + Stairs




Colour: Dolphin & Golden Sand 100% Olefin – 55oz Extra Heavy Duty




Was $149mt




Colour: 12 Available 100% Solution Dyed Polyester – 60 oz – Heavy Duty + Stairs

Was $115mt


Was $159mt







103 JELLICOE ROAD, PANMURE. P: 570 5009 F: 527 3438 E:

Book an exterior house paint and receive the pre-paint wash free. For all your interior and exterior painting requirements, contact us now.

Phone 536 4356 or 027 619 2619


Auckland Wide Exterior Cleaning Experts Building Cleaning / House Washing / Roof Washing and Treatments / Gutter Cleans / Prepaint Cleaning / Fence, Walls, Deck and Driveway Cleaning WE ALSO OFFER... CP1296

• Window cleaning • Carpet cleaning • Pest control • Furniture and upholstery cleaning





RRP $289

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59A ALLENS ROAD, EAST TAMAKI | 09 274 7030


Phone 0508 932 532 | Mobile 021 366 615 Email:




Carpets can make all the difference to a home, creating style and ambience. And no one knows the wonders of a good carpet better than Factory Carpets and Vinyls in Panmure. Furthermore, now is the time to invest in new carpets as the long-standing business has joined the Flooring Foundation network, New Zealand’s largest body of independent carpet retailers backed by leading brands, Godfrey Hirst and Feltex. With eco-friendly, durable and luxurious options available at Factory Carpets and Vinyls, there is something for every style, budget and lifestyle. For that reason, and because of the high standards delivered by Factory Carpets, astute property managers are regular customers. They need carpet that is competitively priced, looks good, is durable and is laid in rental homes at exactly the right time. In addition, Factory Carpets supplies an extensive range of short ends and end of roll remnants for hot prices. Owners, Wendi and husband Colin – who hail from Howick – and partner Mike, have been in the business for more than a decade and with Colin and Mike’s expertise as carpet layers, the business has seen the benefit of their experience. In fact, the carpet laying team has recently received prestigious national certifications and is at the top of its game. Of course, Factory Carpets is also known for its ever-growing varieties of solution-dyed nylons which have proven quality. The solution dyed polyesters feel soft

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Limited Stock – Be Quick







Limited Stock



686 Great South Road, Manukau City Phone 262 9020

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Kids Class Howick Self Defence  Better Health  Increased Discipline  Traditional Kung Fu  Weapon Training  

29 Granger Rd Cockle Bay, Howick


Manukau Sports Bowl (Velodrome)


All Teams: Premiers, Premier Developement, Premier 2’s U20’s, U20’s Restricted, U85kg Every Monday & Wednesday, 6.30pm Lloyd Elsmore Park Past and new players welcome For more info please contact

Phone 022 458 6438


Pita Alatini at the Club 027 255 8082 or email:

“Live Local, Play Local”




• Coaching included in Junior, Senior and Midweek ladies memberships • Adults and kids coaching available for all ages and abilities • Organised club play for Juniors, Midweek ladies and Senior members • In-house Seniors doubles leagues held all year round on Tuesday/ Thursday evenings • Summer and winter Interclub • Tournaments and social events • Court access for personal use • Free use of warm up gym located on-site • 30% discount available on combined tennis/squash membership • 8 newly laid artificial grass courts playable all year round • Lights on all courts up until 10.00pm • Modern clubrooms with lounge, bar and showering facilities • On-site Pro shop and restringing service Come and try out our award winning club without obligation Contact the club for more details

41 Meadowland Drive, Howick - Phone 534 4152 -

4:31 PM




4:31 PM



Live local/ play local Live local/ play local

Play Hockey with

Howick Pakuranga Hockey Club

ONLINE REGISTRATION for all grades NOW OPEN Trials run at Lloyd Elsmore Park Hockey Stadium check the website for dates and times:

Junior / Intermediates (5-13 years) Youth (13-18 years) Senior (Open)



We have teams in the Nursery We have teams in the Nursery (U5/U6’s), Junior (U7-10’s) and (U5/U6’s), Junior (U7-10’s) and Intermediate (U11-U13’s) Intermediate (U11-U13’s)Grades. Grades.

To register gogototo To register call ororcall 7928 576576 7928 Weigh-in Days

 By Hand  Pantography  Rotary  Laser Trophies & Giftware Shop 2A, Rices Mall 63 Picton St, Howick Village



Ph: 535 8535

Weigh-in Days Sat 25 February 1pm to 4pm Sat 25 1pm to to 4pm SunFebruary 26 February 9am 12 noon Sun Wed 26 February 9am 12 noon 1 March 4pm toto 8pm WedSat 1 March 4pm 4 March 1pm to to 8pm 4pm Sat 4 March 1pm to 4pm

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Achieving Excellence through Training Fun, Fitness and Friendship

Gymnastics Term 1 ALL AGES


Or Email: 15 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga  576 8400

Ph: 630 1099 Ph: 533 3336 Ph: 533 3336 Ph: 278 5361

Tone, stretch your body Improve your posture Release stress Learn to relax Learn to optimise your breath Have higher energy...

Ph Lawrie 577 3361 or 021 583 652

bookings Nadine ForFor bookings callcall Nadine P: 537 9197 P: 537 9197356 305 M: 021 M: 021 356 305 E: E:





Self-defense, Sport karate, Martial Arts Discipline, Fitness, Focus, Increased flexibility

Come join us! Mondays 7:30 - 9:30pm Learn to dance the night away


Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango etc Keep fit, have fun! Girl Guide Hall, Glenside Ave, Pakuranga

Tuesday 21 March 7.30pm

Phone Sheryll 626 5221 Lesley 021 1666 988

Howick Bridge Club




ga Intermediate School S Pakuranga Hall 43-49 Reeves Road, Pakuranga Monday 6pm-8pm Cockle Bay Dojo 38 Montgomery Crescent, Cockle Bay Wednesday & Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm Saturday 10am-12 noon

$125 per School term + $75 annual membership

Recreation Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road Email:

Chief Instructor: Karl Naoroji 027 492 2234, 09 537 1549 or 09 275 6655

Or call RICHARD 576 1136 or CHERYL 535 2036



NEVER DO YOGA? NE Check out beginn our block c ers ourse


17 Aberfeldy Ave 46 Wellington St 43 Wakelin Rd 111 St George St






Specialists in treatment for corns, cracked heels, fungal infections, ingrown toenails, warts, foot and ankle pain Appointments available at:


Lawrie Crooke is a 3rd Dan black belt and has been in Judo for over 30 years. The club trains Monday to Friday, at Howick Recreation Centre, from beginners through to seniors of all ages.

20% OFF


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Join our Dance family in 2017 Irish Dance classes for all ages First lesson free

Registration and Information Evening Monday, 20 February 2017, anytime between 6.30pm and 8.30pm Howick Pakuranga Netball Club Uniforms available for fittings and purchase


An invitation to trial for registered players will follow Save the date: Sunday, 26 February 2017 Trials for Year 5 and 6 players may not be required Players not registered and paid (or with a payment plan in place) will not be able to trial Come and check out the Waka Whānau on Monday and see what we’re all about!


Little Jiggers - Preschool 2-5 years  School Age & Adults 14 Birmingham Road, East Tamaki Studio: 09 215 6805



Boys & Girls 5-15 years Adults 16 years & upwards


✶✶✶ NEW BABYGYM CLASSES ✶✶✶ Monday 11am-11.45am and Thursday 9am-9.45am We also offer Playgym classes Monday/Thursday 10am-10.45am and Saturday 9am-9.45am. For other class timetable visit:

LEARN TAEKWONDO Great for fitness, self-defence and confidence AUCKLAND TAEKWONDO - PAKURANGA TRAINING Anchorage Park Primary School Hall

Cnr Wellington and Howe Streets

Swan Cres, Pakuranga

Have you always wanted to learn to play tennis?

HALF PRICE SUBSCRIPTION FEES  Senior, Midweek, Veteran and Twilight membership  Midweek Ladies - Every Wednesday at 9.00am Free coaching and morning tea included!  Junior/Intermediate Coaching twice a week - ages 8-18 years  Adult Jumpstart Pro Coaching 6 weeks course for $60 begins 15th February, 7:15 - 8:15pm for Beginners and players who want to freshen up their skills in the New Year


Class Times: Monday & Thursday 6:30-7:30pm - Junior/General 7:30-8:30pm - Senior/Advanced

We are a family friendly club and offer sessions for players of all abilities including tiny tennis, juniors and intermediates, midweek, twilight league, veterans (over 45) competitive weekend and midweek interclub and adult beginner coaching. Junior/Intermediate membership includes coaching twice a week during the summer season

Contact Steve 021 687 745 or Brice 0210 265 0122



Visit our Website for more information or phone Kashmira Umrigar (Club Manager) 534 9152 - Email:

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We are seeking a positive, enthusiastic and flexible person to support students with their learning across a range of levels (Year 1-6). We are a very successful, supportive and orderly school. The hours will be 9.30am-2.30pm, Monday to Friday during term time only, start date negotiable. Please send CV including 3 referees to: or PO Box 58035, Botany, Manukau 2163. ** Applications close 22 February 2017.


HANS U HIELSCHER • Over 3500 recitals world-wide • 8th New Zealand concert tour • 22 CD recordings • Published organ music composer • 37 years organist of Lutheran Cathedral – Wiesbaden Germany • American Guild of Organist member & workshop presenter

Hear this outstanding musician on the Rodgers Infinity Organ at


Looking for a church home? Independent Presbyterian Education


Cnr Wellington & Picton Sts Phone 534-5142


All Saints’

Selwyn Rd, Howick Phone 534-6864 Sun 7.30am & 9.30am & Wed 10am

St Pauls Church

Chapel Rd, Flatbush Phone 274-3460 Sun 10am & Wed 10am


Sunday morning 9.30am (with children’s programme) Sunday evening service TBA Youth Group every Friday 7.00pm



1. In accepting an advertisement for publication and in publishing it we are doing so in consideration of and relying on the advertisers express warranty, the truth of which is essential. a. That the advertisement complies in all ways with the Advertising Codes of Practice issued by the Advertising Standards Authority inc (ASA) and with every other code or industry standard relating to advertising in New Zealand b. The published advertisement will not give rise to any liability on our part or in a claim being made against us. c. That the advertisement is misleading or deceptive or likely to mislead or deceive or breaches the Fair Trading Act 1986 that is defamatory or indecent or which otherwise offends against generally accepted community standards that infringes a copyright or trademark or otherwise infringes any intellectual or industrial property rights that breaches any provision of any statute, regulation, by law or other rule or law . 2. Where the advertiser utilises any aspect of our creative/design services in the production of an advertisement (including photographic work) the advertiser acknowledges that we own the copyright in such work and that such work is not work for which a commissioning payment has been made or agreed. 3. The advertiser agrees to indemnify us against all losses or costs arising directly or indirectly from any breach of those warranties by the advertiser and from any costs incurred in our making corrections or amendments in accordance with the terms that follow. 4.We may refuse to publish, or withdraw an advertisement from publications without having to give a reason. 5. We may publish the advertisement on the next available day if there is an error or delay in publication of the advertising as booked. 6. We may correct or amend advertising to conform to style or for other genuine reason as long as we do so using reasonable care. 7. The guarantees contained in the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 are excluded where the advertiser acquires, or holds himself out as acquiring, goods or services from us for the purpose of a business. 8. The advertiser must tell us as soon as possible if there is an error or omission in any advertisement the advertiser has placed. We will not be liable for any indirect or consequential loss from an error (which includes ommission, negligence, system or press failure, mistake, misclassification, early, late or non insertion of advertisement or loss or delay in the delivery of replies) and if we are found to have any direct liability for any circumstance that liability is limited to the cost of the space of the advertisement. 9. To cancel an advertisement a cancellation number must be obtained from us. Times Newspaper Limited, Printed by Business Media Press, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki.

To advertise your Church Services in this feature next week, phone Classifieds on 271-8055 or email

Letting Agent Cathy has been in real estate for four years, is English speaking and fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese. She is committed to providing a high standard of service and care to fulfill both the landlords and tenants requirements. DDI: 538 1288 Mob 021 883 600

Ray White Real Estate Mountfort Estate Agents Ltd (REAA2008)

Howick School of Music has Moved!

Now At Pakuranga Intermediate

Music Lessons Saturday / Tuesday Affordable Subscriptions All instruments Orchestras, Concert Band - Drums & Guitar Enquiries: Or Visit:




8.30am | 10am | 11.30am | 5pm | 6pm

The role includes leading a team of 5 café/lunchbar assistants and volunteer staff, creating imaginative menus, managing ordering of stock and preparation and presentation of food. This role is also responsible for maintaining the premises in accordance with Food and Safety legislative requirements.


Tamil service

Encouraging messages, inspiring worship, exciting children’s & youth programmes

If you are self-motivated, enthusiastic, can maintain and foster a good team environment, have excellent communication skiils and take pride in your work place, we would like to hear from you.

159 Botany Road 09 538 0360




Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter, along with the names of three referees to Sue Rea, Applications close Friday 3 March 2017. Visit for more information about Saint Kentigern

Ray White Eastern Group welcomes Cathy Caie Huang 湫▱㔴 To The Property p y Management g Team

Christian LINK Anglican Church

One Lord One Faith One People

GOLFLANDS 3brm B&T t/ hse, dble int gge, bthm & ensuite, pvt in/outdoor living, v sunny, fully fenced, $580pw. Avail 10/03 long term. 4wks bond + 2wks rent in advance. N/pets or smkrs. Maria 0274 768 130


A Botany Charitable Trust Fundraiser PR249593

Experienced car painter for busy Pakuranga workshop. Great team and conditions. Pay negotiable. Ph Steve on 577 0024 or 0274 533 250



If this is an opportunity that excites you and you have a true desire to succeed in a sales career then please send a covering letter along with cv to:

Car Painter Required

Wanted to join our small friendly team at Howick Panel and Paint Shop. Please reply by email: or call 534 1851 021 207 1888



Skills and Experience: • Can-do attitude and initiative • Excellent communication skills both written and oral • Great people and computer skills • Excellent time management • Ability to multitask and handle pressure a must • Have a well rounded outlook and positive attitude • Minimum restricted Drivers Licence • Knowledge of digital/social media

An exciting opportunity has become available at Saint Kentigern College for an experienced Café Manager to manage an innovative Senior Student Café, serving a variety of café-style food and beverages. The Café Manager will also manage the Middle College Lunchbar. The hours are 6.30 am – 2.30 pm, Monday to Friday during term time.

NZ trained Mechanic required. Must have current WOF cert, excellent customer service and telephone skills for dealing with enquiries at all levels. Ph MARK 537 5694 or



Are you outgoing, confident and have a passion for media? This is an entry level position within our advertising sales team, selling across newspapers, magazines and digital.


required for busy motel in Botany. Must be experienced, honest and reliable. Email:

We require a school leaver to join our team in East Tamaki. You need to be versatile and keen to learn warehousing and sales skills for heavy machinery. Call Kevin 274 6186 Leabourn & Rose Ltd


At least 2 years IELTS or ESOL teaching experience. Must be an English native speaker, friendly, professional, supportive, dynamic and with great academic performance. Part-time position with full-time potential, situated in Highland Park Point-of-contact for all cv’s and cover letters to

Teacher Aide


Saint Kentigern is a leader among Independent schools in Australasia, providing a future focused values based independent Presbyterian education for students from 3 to 18 years old, in four schools on three campuses across Auckland.



Advertising sales cadet

Culture and Benefits: • Opportunity to fast track your sales career • Training and coaching provided



Howick College requires a Registered Nurse to work one day per week (Fridays preferable) and possible relief days. The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for adolescent health and wellbeing. Previous experience as a School Nurse or in a primary health setting is desirable. The position commences from the 20th March. A letter of application with current CV and contact details of three referees, together with the Support Staff Application form, which can be found on our website, can be emailed to: * Closing date for applications is Friday 3rd March 2016.

About the role: • Assisting the sales team • Liaising with clients • Prospecting for new clients within a competitive market • Selling and booking advertisements • Building client relationships









No experience necessary. Immediate start. Must have own transport. Phone 021 724 986



Property Maintenance Labourer

Due to extra demand for our products we require an experienced Fitter/Engineer to assist with assembly of our waterblasting and spraying equipment at our East Tamaki factory. This is a part time position and could suit a fit and active semi-retired person. Please apply to:


We are looking for a hard working person who is keen to learn and develop their skills. Must be reliable and have a driver’s licence. Ph 027 505 1411 or email your CV to


Are you a natural leader with great people skills? We are looking for an amazing room leader to join our team to help create an authentic, creative and caring place for children, families and teaching team. In this position, you will contribute to a stimulating program and be well supported by a fantastic team of teachers, Requirements: • To be a strong communicator, you will confidently guide, lead and supporting the team. • Fully Qualified and Registered Early Childhood Teacher • Experienced with a high level of initiative and professionalism. • A sense of humour with a positive ‘can do attitude’. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. If you would like to become a part of our unique team then please contact Caryn on 09 5330218 alternatively, send your CV and any questions through to I look forward to hearing from you. CD249704




Rockabye Early Learning Centre


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Freeview Installed Same Day Best Prices Guaranteed

0800 277 2529

Brass a B ass Bra

Electrical El l friendly and reliable electrician


New builds Security

Everything electrical

Kitchens Bathrooms Fans


Renovations Maintenance

Free Quotes 24 Hours Ph Dave: 021 1470567



ALL Garden Care phone Michael 0276162146 a/h 5760106


Also garden maintenance rubbish removal, waterblasting. Free quotes. 15 Yrs exp. Residential/commercial Ph: Peter 021 39 33 84 QUALITY GARDEN SERVICES

GARAGE DOORS GARAGE doors supply & repairs. Ph Amnon (021) 399616 or Jack (022) 4248805 or 268-2383a/h no extra charge Sundays





ELECTRICIAN Reg. hard working & reliable, value for dollars, all work undertaken. Satisfaction guar Ph 534-8889





All fencing, decks, retaining walls, landscaping & more Competitive pricing Free Quotes

ABOUT PAVING, ways, Patios & garden edging & work. Ben 021 884 5345041

PINKYS PET BOARDING AND GROOMING 4/302 Te Irirangi Dr, Botany South Ph 09 265 2865  Dog and Cat Boarding Dog Grooming  Doggy Day Care 24 hours on site care

15 Jack Conway Ave, Manukau Ph 277 8383

Drivepaths, repair 072 or

ADL PAVING & LANDSCAPING. Ph Adrian 027603-1919 or a/hrs 537-2345



All tree & hedge work Rubbish removal Garden Clearouts Free Quotes Fully Insured


Ph Josh 536 4603 or 021-074-8027


& STUMP GRINDING  Reducing  Thinning  Shaping  Full removal  Chipped onsite/removed  Good rates  Great refs  Free quotes

Ph Murray

Qualified Arborist


Every Wed


534-7361, 292-8930 0274-767-746 DS TREES & Landscapes, all tree work & stumps, hedges, mulching, rubbish removal. Ph Doug 021537171/537-8595

If water or gas runs through it, we do it!


Local Master Plumbers 24/7

• High quality education within a Montessori Learning environment • NZ qualified Teachers • Vacancies for children 2-6 years old • Open Monday - Friday 7.30am - 5.30pm • Morning / afternoon tea and late afternoon snack provided

Bennett Plumbing and Drainage Ltd

"The centre goals include offering children a programme where they can thrive as socially competent, independent thinkers with a lifelong love of learning...The centre is well resourced with Montessori activities and other early childhood resources...Teachers model a shared belief in the centre's Montessori philosophy and interact with children with respect and courtesy..." ERO report October 2016

* Pakuranga Montessori Learning Centre reserves the right to clarify the contents of this advertisement




MASSAGE Sports Massage

Unit 19, 325 Ti Rakau Dr, East Tamaki. Ph: 273 5519 or 022 330 8633 Open 10am to 9.00pm CD205971 MASSAGE FOR MEN, Relaxation and Sport. Phone Willie 021 036 2338

Professional Ironing

All Tree Work & Stumps, Hedges, Chipping, Rubbish Removal Discount for Seniors

James 09 235 2948 or 021 866 125


All Tree Work - Fully Insured - Qualified Arborists Over 25yrs Exp. 535 9093 027 476 0246

Since 2000

$28(conditions Per Basket apply)

Free pick-up/delivery Satisfaction guaranteed

Ph: 532 8385


HOLISTIC MARKET Sat 18 Feb. 10am - 3pm Pakuranga Community Hall 346 Pakuranga Rd (by KFC). Readers, Healers, Crystals, Jewellery and lots more


71 Udys Road, Pakuranga (behind St Peter’s Anglican Church) Phone: 09 213 1866 - 021 710 065 Email:

Your local maintenance Plumbers & Drainlayers 34 years in the area. Prompt, reliable service. Phone attended. Call us now:576 7137 - 535 7209




0800 420 900

$105 FITTED Ph 265 2941

Special Conditions Apply

All about


NZ WINDOW Cleaners in/ out, glass, frames, sills, free quotes. 7 days. Ph/txt 021 085 64 650 WINDOWS, frames, sills, I will give a free quote today. Kevin 535 7321 or 027 496 9784


ANY Plastering/ Painting! In/out. Lge/sml jobs, small holes repaired New homes/ factories. Joe 021 027 03803

 House/Building Washing  Roof & Gutter Cleaning  Roof Treatments Moss/Lichen Removal  Decks, Paths, Drives, Fences PLUS:  Carpet/ Window Cleaning  Pest Control


THE TILE GUY†Floor & Wall Tiling. Certified Waterproofing. Stonemason by trade. 30yr exp. 5271202, 0210311899


AFFORDABLE plastering. New work & alterations. Skimming, cove & gib fixing. Ph Phil 021 521 403

& housewashing, driveways, paths, decks & windows ✓ Domestic & commercial ✓ Low pressure bio-wash ✓ Professional presentation Call Nick 537 4602 or 029 7700581

Call Chris 021 366615 or 0508 932 532




Household, Garden Waste & General Rubbish


Jim 0800 38 38 48

Safe, low pressure, exterior cleaning Houses, Roof treatments, Paths, Drives, Decks CALL YOUR LOCAL OPERATOR CRAIG 535-5661

Exterior Soft Washing of:

Ph: 0800 789 248

Ants, Cockroaches, Fleas, Flies, Spiders, Mosquitoes, Rats & Mice, Wasps 20+ years experience

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 6pm-8am the following morning Sat noon right through till 8am Mon morning Public holidays open 24 hrs



NEW DECKS, Deck Repairs, etc. New Fences & repairs. Free quotes. Call 021 023 69767 John

WALLPAPERING specialist. Strip, hang, Ph Andrew 027 4600048 or 5244 111




EXP, High Quality, regular home, window & office cleaning. Ph Jenny 021 0841 0001

535 6227 021 726697 Sam 027 4981810 Adrian CD226123

Office: 09 527 6360 Dave: 021 836 360 Licensed Building Practitioner


Ph Ross 521 2777 or 021-944899



Competitive Rates Free Quotes

NZ REG, Commercial / Domestic. All Electrical Work. Free Quotes. Call free 0800 22 3330 or 0220 635 830

GARDEN Household & General, also garden work & waterblasting. Fast, friendly service . Ph Peter 021 393384

All domestic & commercial requirements. Free quote, prompt service. Regd. Master Painter. all work guaranteed


✓ Specialist waterblasting


Leak Repairs Infrared Checks Alterations Renovations Repairs Maintenance Landscaping Waterproofing

Alternator Charge Rate, Starter Condition and Check Plus Battery Test - FREE OF CHARGE

ROOFING REPAIR SERVICE 26Yrs Exper. All work Guar. Ph 536-7173 or 0210-798-166







ALTERATIONS & Additions. Ring Colin Edmonds, Registered Builder. 5345721, 0274-951-685




24B Polaris Pl, East Tamaki - OPEN SAT 8.30-1pm Ph/Fax 274 0495 Auto Electrical & Mechanical Repairs

PAINTER, Decorator Stripping Int/Exterior Small or Large jobs FREE quotes Ph 576 4341



Phone Raewyn Dodds 530 8038 - 021 746 848 E: -

We are a full service emergency animal care hospital available to help in all after hours veterinary situations.



171 Moore St, Howick Ph: 535 7524


021-369 881


0800 245 625



Servicing all major brands of Whiteware appliances

0800 24 LOCK


A FREE QUOTE Painter & Decorator, 30yrs exp. Int/Ext Ph Geoff 5331504/021-02471675

Specialising in: Window treatments, drapes, roman blinds, venetians, roller blinds. Colour Consultancy

New Work Renovations Specialists ♌ Bathroom / Kitchen ♌ Gas Installations ♌ Hot Water Cylinders ♌ All Maintenance ♌ Certifying Plumbers EXPERIENCED, QUALITY SERVICE Ph Allan or Matt Craig P: 027 496 2118 or 09 215 1144 ♌



GLASS & GLAZING For anything electrical • Registered Electricians • Established over 25 years in local area • ECANZ guaranteed • Gold card discount Phone 274 6977



Bookings available for Easter


NZ registered electrical service technician

 Small and large lawns  Residential / Commercial  Rubbish removal  Trees, hedges, trimming  Garden clean-ups  Locally owned / operated  Free quotes Ph Bruce 537 3470 or 021 0262 1890



Repairs to: Parmco, Turboair, Fisher & Paykel, European & Italian appliances • Stoves & Rangehoods • Waste disposals • Dishwashers • Laundry • Fridge & Freezer seals only




Robinhood - Alto - Blanco Everdure - Omega Authorised Service





Local & long distance by careful & courteous removalists with many years of experience REASONABLE RATES FOR AN EXCELLENT JOB BERT TARRY CARRIERS NZ LTD Ph: 274 2916



NZ Registered





For all Shades & Blinds plus outdoor furniture

TRIPLE 0 - 0272418478. Lawns, gardens & hedges & general handyman work. Ph/txt Terry



535 6950 021 0333 149

Today for a FREE quote

ANDREW 021 324 994 or 213 2880. Lawns, garden maint, tree felling/trimming, Free quotes.



Carpet Cleaning Stain Removal Upholstery Cleaning FREE Sanitising and stain removal with each carpet clean 537 4320 - 021 366 615


Deverell 021 152 0170  Robert 021 680 580





Over 17 years service


We can meet all your repair and building needs. Licensed and Certified tradespeople ready to save you time and money on your kitchen, bathroom or general renovation projects including decks, pergolas, covered areas etc......




138J Harris Road East Tamaki 271 6262

VINYL LAYING, supply, prep & install. No job too big or small Ph Brendan 021-996-898, 537-8402ah


FOR ALL YOUR Landscaping needs. Over 10 years exp. Call Tim on 021 885 676


CARPETLAYER Cheap carpet, supply/lay Restretching/repairs Phone 0800 555 410† carpet

I Fix 4U

PREMIER FLOOR SANDING. For a free quote phone Shaun 021 250 6264



½ price TV, audio Washing machine refrigerators Factory Returns Centre ervice S d e ris Autho

49D Springs Rd, East Tamaki Ph 273 8899

ALL Handyman jobs. Ph Michael 0276162146 a/h 095760106




Electricians IT PC lap tops Sony, Panasonic, LG Sanyo, Toshiba

ALL your concrete requirements, drives, patios, small/ lge slabs, plain, coloured, imprinted. Ph Vince for a free quote 021 415 436 FREE quote on all concreting. Call Tony 021 518901

Air conditioners





TV Audio Aerials Heatpumps

Specials, Free Quotes Professional Layers Showroom

FLOORING GUYS Uplift & prep for Tiles, Vinyl & Carpet. Refs avail. Ph Bobby 021 02924836.

HORIZON AERIALS LTD Ph: 534 5888 Mob: 027 507 8680

$35 p/m






 Driveways/Patios  Swimming Pool surrounds  Decorative coloured Concrete  Exposed Pebbles and Aggregates  Concrete Sealing  Bobcat and Digger  Post Hole Boring


CA Professional services, for accounting, tax returns, GST, payroll, Startups. Xero, Mobile service and fixed price. Ph Balaji Kris 021 175 87 78: 537 5942





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England threaten record Eddie Jones’ men are on track to equal or better the All Blacks’ 18 wins


he broken legs suffered by Brad Webber, Mitchell Graham and Vaea Fifita were a heavy price to pay for the Chiefs and Hurricanes at the inaugural Super 10 rugby competition in Brisbane. With the oppressive heat making the ball slippery, 10s failed to deliver the same excitement generated by sevens. In winning the tournament as a tribute to the late Sione Lauaki, the Chiefs demonstrated their depth after four NZ teams made the quarter-finals and three the semis despite the absence of All Blacks. But the loss of Webber in particular could hurt them later, even though they can still field Tawera Kerr-Barlow who was Aaron Smith’s 2015 World Cup deputy before losing his place last year to lively Hurricane star PJ Perenara. The Hurricanes will also rue the loss of rangy flanker/ lock Fifita who is one of the fastest forwards in the country and has yet to fulfil his enormous potential. Winning 33-5 against

Japan’s Wild Knights, 12-10 against the Reds and 26-14 against the Bulls, the Chiefs edged the Crusaders 12-7 to take the $100,000 first prize. Meanwhile, having secured 16 straight wins under coach Eddie Jones’ tenure, England are on track to equal or better the All Blacks tier one world rugby record of 18 consecutive wins. Despite the fact they were forced to battle hard in nailbiting 19-16 and 21-16 Six Nation wins against France and Wales respectively, England are no longer the stodgy performers of years gone by. Aussie Jones changed all that in transforming England into the genuine force they were in winning the 2003 World Cup under Clive Woodward whose reward was a knighthood. Admittedly, there wasn’t much sparkling attack against Wales but their composure and defence was rock solid under enormous pressure. And they took their chance with a splendid try to Elliot Daly when Jonathan

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Davies failed to find touch. Just as Wales does with Leigh Halfpenny and Dan Biggar, England have a champion goal-kicker in Owen Farrell who should be a major threat to the All Blacks when the British and Irish Lions tour here this year. Although England is renowned for the power of their pack with lock Joe Launchbury winning man of the match honours, Wales easily won the turnover count 9-1. Having edged rejuvenated France 19-17 in round one, England are favourites to win the Six Nations crown but could find Ireland a stumbling block after bouncing back from their 2227 to Scotland loss with an emphatic 63-10 shellacking of Italy. With kayak star Lisa

Carrington winning the women’s and supreme prizes at the Halberg Awards, television coverage clearly illustrated the beautiful heart-warming personalities of her and fellow contestants Sophie Pascoe, Eliza McCartney and Lydia Ko. Each remains humble in presenting her own unique character in a way in which we can take pride. As the first Kiwi woman to win two medals (gold and bronze) at an Olympic Games, Carrington was naturally delighted that it was her mentor, Gordon Walker, who was named Coach of the Year. Certainly the standard was exceptionally high in all categories, especially the teams award in which sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke pipped coxless pair oarsmen Hamish Bond and Eric Murray. That would have been a hard choice but the sailors’ 45-point Olympic gold medal winning margin sealed it. ➤➤Ivan Agnew is an awardwinning sports writer and author

All-American Kiwi ➤➤From page 24 Stratton will complete a bachelor’s degree in physical education teaching in May this year. She misses her friends, family and dog back here in New Zealand, and also misses living within walking distance to beaches, but says she loves the “friendly and supportive� city she lives in. “Luckily I have an amazing support group here in Louisville that has allowed me to feel right at home,� Stratton says. She says she would like to pursue a master’s degree in physical education teaching before finding a job in the US and working there for a few years before heading back to New Zealand. ➤➤Victoria Stratton’s US achievements

The All-American banner hanging on the wall of the University of Louisville’s field hockey stadium. Photo supplied

2012 - Freshman Essence Award, named on Big East Honour Roll, played 20 games for the Louisville Cardinals with 19 starts. 2013 - Started all 20 games for the Louisville Cardinals, named on Big East Honour Roll, named onfield captain, named on Athletic Director’s Honour Roll. 2014 - Played 21 games for the Louisville Cardinals with 19 starts, named captain, named on Athletic Director’s Honour Roll, named on Dean’s List. 2015 - Started all games for the Louisville Cardinals, captain, named Longstretch/NFHCA All-

American, named in Longstretch/ NFHCA All-West Region First Team, named in All-ACC First Team, named in All-ACC Academic First Team, played in the NFHCA Division 1 Senior Game, named on Athletic Director’s Honour Roll, completed a bachelor’s degree majoring in exercise science. 2016 – Offered another three semesters of study and the opportunity to work as a volunteer coach at the university. 2017 – Will complete a bachelor’s degree in physical education teaching at the University of Louisville in May.

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Cockle Bay’s All-American HPCC’s Andrew Morrison (left) and Daniel Young talk tactics during their side’s Twenty20 championship final chase. Photo supplied Jane Allnatt

Cricket results Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club results The Marie Raos Ray White HPCC Premiers lost to Suburbs New Lynn Cricket Club by 9 runs in the Twenty20 championship final at Lloyd Elsmore Park on February 8. ■ Suburbs New Lynn CC 130/9 in 18 overs (Jonathon Bassett-Graham 24, James Parslow 25, Sineth Gunawardane 22*; Danru Ferns 2/10, Rowan Naude 2/19, Patrick Cairns 2/22). ■ HPCC 121/7 in 18 overs (Daniel Young 48, Andrew Morrison 22, Tim Tomlinson 24*; Josh Presland 2/32, Harshal Vyas 2/13). ■ The Twenty20 game was reduced to 18 overs due to light and weather. The Marie Raos Ray White HPCC Premiers played Papatoetoe Cricket Club in the first day of a two-day match at Lloyd Elsmore Park on Saturday. ■ Papatoetoe CC 302/10 in 96 overs (Stephen Money 94, Caleb Brookland 47, Logan

Clark 30, Luke Istead 44; Taine Jolley 3/40). ■ The game will resume on Saturday. The Marie Raos Ray White HPCC Premier Reserves played Birkenhead City Cricket Club in the first day of a two-day match at Birkenhead War Memorial Park on Saturday. ■ Birkenhead City CC 186/10 (Jacob O’Callaghan 3/37, Rowan Naude 3/51, Michael Greenwood 2/19). ■ HPCC 201/4 (Wayne Mackenzie 72, Swayam Desai 85*). ■ HPCC claimed first innings points. ■ The game will resume on Saturday. The Marie Raos Ray White HPCC Premier Reserves will play Parnell Cricket Club in the limited overs minor championship final on Sunday (February 19) at Shore Road Reserve in Parnell. The New World Howick HPCC Premier Women did not play at the weekend.


hen Victoria Stratton left Cockle Bay for America in 2012, she was looking for an opportunity to get out of her comfort zone. Five years later, it is safe to say the 24-year-old hockey player has long buried that goal in the back of the net. Last year, after four years playing for the University of Louisville in Kentucky, Stratton was named an All-American field hockey player – a prestigious award that recognises the best field hockey players for the year across the whole of the country. The All-American title is for all recognised sports in the United States, not just hockey, and those chosen for each sport are selected into a non-playing team. “Being named All-American in my last year of playing was the final reward for all the hard work I had put in over the four years,” Stratton says. “I think it is also a great credit to my coaches, team mates and supporting staff for all the work and support they gave me. Without this I would not have reached the potential I was able to.”

Victoria Stratton, from Cockle Bay, played for the University of Louisville Cardinals for four years, two of them as captain. Photo supplied

Her US adventure started when she was offered a full athletic scholarship for four years at the University of Louisville. She had represented Auckland, played premier women’s hockey for Howick Pakuranga and 1st XV hockey for Saint Kentigern College, but

the US posed new challenges, both on and off the field. “When first coming to America it was a bit of a culture shock, but the people in Louisville as well as the teammates, coaches and supporting staff at the university made my transition from New Zealand very easy for me,” Stratton says. She says she also had “amazing support” from her family and close friends back home. “My parents were my biggest support system that made this opportunity possible as well as continuing to support me along this journey I am still on in America.” Stratton says the biggest difference between playing hockey in New Zealand and the US is the emphasis on fitness and strength in America. “In New Zealand a lot of our practices were focused on the more tactical aspect of the game. Coming to America there is a big focus on training to be the fittest and strongest team physically as well as the technical aspects of playing.”

Playing defence and mainly centre back, Stratton travelled all around the country with the University of Louisville Cardinals for four years, two of them as captain, and during that time worked towards a bachelor’s degree majoring in exercise science. She says there were many highlights during those years, in particular beating the University of North Carolina (UNC) – the country’s number one team – in 2014 as captain at the University of Louisville’s home stadium. Now a large banner with her name, an action photograph of her playing, and the title “AllAmerican” hangs on the wall of that field hockey stadium. Stratton says every home game in Louisville was played in front of 300-400 people and that young children from the city came to the games and even waited afterwards for autographs. Last year, after completing her degree, she was offered a further period of study and the opportunity to work as a volunteer coach at the University of Louisville.

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