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A picture of diversity
he weather was kind, the entertainment exciting and food delicious. Baverstock Oaks School which has students from 57 different nationalities and is often referred to as the ‘new New Zealand’ hosted an International Food Festival to
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celebrate diversity and core values including a sense of family. Friends at Baverstock (FAB) organised the twelfth food festival along with the school staff on Saturday where people turned out in their traditional best to have a taste of food from across the world.
arnings about a storm in the `P’ cup have been long coming. Concerns over methamphetaminecontaminated houses have easily overtaken worries about leaky homes. Industry reports state that at least 40 per cent of New Zealand homes tested return a positive result for methamphetamine. Environmental scientist Stephanie Brookes, director of MethWise, says that statistics suggest a slightly lower detection rate for Howick and Pakuranga homes. “However we do not know the full scale of the issue as yet,” she points out. There have been tales of horror about the demolition of methcontaminated private and Stateowned homes, the costs of which are in the millions. Methamphetamine, commonly known as P in New Zealand, is also known as crystal meth, speed, ice, yaba or crank and is a toxic and addictive drug which is a powerful stimulant. Side effects include paranoia, brain damage, liver and kidney damage, skin and respiratory problems and birth defects.
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omen should not be using Mellons Bay Beach alone, a local police inspector says, following reports late last week of men doing indecent acts while watching female beach users. Inspector Jared Pirret’s recommendation comes after police received two calls of a similar nature last Thursday afternoon regarding possibly two different males doing an indecent act in the vicinity of Mellons Bay Beach. Both incidents occurred at approximately 4pm and were reported by the victims to the police a short time later. “On both occasions when confronted by the victims the male did not attempt to touch or talk to the victims and there was no attempt to abduct or coerce the victim in any way,” Mr Pirret said. Police patrolled the area that afternoon but were unable to locate either male and are now conducting mobile patrols and increasing visibility in Mellons Bay. The two schools in the area are aware of the reports. A Macleans College
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spokesman said the school had been made aware through social media that there had been a male acting suspiciously in the area. “We have heard that he has been seen at Howick Beach, Macleans Reserve (flying fox) and Mellons Bay. Nothing has occurred at Macleans College.” The spokesman said the school had made contact with the local police and had left the situation with them. Principal of Mellons Bay School Judy Brown said she had informed the school community of the reported incidents. Inspector Pirret said during both incidents last Thursday afternoon, the male was observed by female beach users attempting to hide behind rocks or bushes while carrying out “an indecent act”. He said that it is unfortunately a “seasonal trend” in which police see that type of offending occurring in the warmer weather and with more people using the beaches. Mr Pirret said it was unlikely that the same offender was responsible for both incidents as the descriptions supplied
by the victims were very different. The first offender was described as a male Caucasian with a beer belly, aged between 60 and 70 years old. The second offender was described as a male Caucasian with brown hair and an average-to-thin build, aged between 35 and 45 years old. “I would recommend that all females using the beach do not do so alone and if they are aware of any
suspicious males or observe this type of behaviour to take a photograph of the offender if practical and call the police,” Mr Pirret said. “A good description, direction of travel, and mode of transport (vehicle or on foot) is essential to apprehending these offenders.” However, he stressed the importance of public safety. “Under no circumstances confront these males.” Meanwhile, police issued a “seasonal” warning to some local schools about safety around strangers last month. A special notice from Botany Downs Primary School to parents on November 3 asked parents to discuss with their children issues raised by the Counties Manukau School Community Police. “Police have identified that this time of year shows an increase in suspicious activity around schools in relation to students being approached by people not known to them,” the message said. Last week there were two reports of strangers approaching youths in west Auckland and two weeks ago an 11-year-old boy
was abducted in Ranui and sexually assaulted. The message sent to local schools in early November was designed to provide simple advice to children, young people, schools and communities regarding the risks associated with children being approached by people they don’t know who offer lifts or invite them towards a vehicle. “Police advise students to walk to school in groups whenever possible and avoid routes that are out of sight from the general public,” the message said. Area Commander, Counties Manukau East Police, Inspector Wendy Spiller said at the time that in the past it has been a seasonal trend and police simply wanted to be on the front foot. “We have 70 schools in the area. There is no immediate risk, moreover it is a just reminder,” she said. ➤➤Any information about suspicious behaviour can be supplied to the Ormiston Police Station on (09) 250 2800 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Cosmetic Medicine is currently undergoing unprecedented and exponential growth. This column is designed to enlighten and inform.
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A. Dermal Fillers are Hyaluronic acids which are carbohydrates, they naturally occur in our bodies, and are recreated and packaged to be used in cosmetic treatments.
Q. What do Dermal Fillers do?
A. Dermal Fillers are great for adding volume, lifting sagging areas and filling in deep skin folds and depressions. They rejuvenate and freshen our faces.
Q. What areas can you treat?
A. As we age our cheeks unfortunately start to slide down our face, this causes hollowing under the eyes, and a deepening of the fold that runs from the outside nostril to the corner of the mouth. As a consequence the corners of our mouths turn downwards, the marionettes deepen and jowls form. Fillers are great at adding volume to lips, reducing hollowing around the eyes, at lifting cheeks, marionettes and jowls, and filling in the deepening folds around the nose and corners of the mouth.
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Turinsky back in the game ■■By Farida Master
ike Turinsky’s popularity is soaring thanks to good, oldfashioned political turmoil. He has gained good mileage out of the ugly crossfire between Howick Local Board chair David Collings and former local board member Lucy Schwaner, who surprised everyone with her resignation minutes after the official swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected board. While the Howick Local Board, Botany subdivision candidate Mr Turinsky is disappointed he missed a seat on the local board in the first round, he is not unhappy about his name regularly popping up in the aftermath of the local board election debacle. The announcement of Botany by-elections means that the youth worker and chief executive of Young Life NZ Trust has to once again start wearing out his shoes, door-knocking in Botany. But he seems to have taken it in his stride. With the by-elections estimated to top $100,000, Ms Schwaner has suggested that Mr Turinsky - who finished
Howick Local Board, Botany subdivision candidate Mike Turinsky files his nomination papers for the February 2017 by-elections at the Ministry of Internal Affairs on November 24. Photo Wayne Martin
fourth in the elections - be given a chance to fill in the vacancy unchallenged. That would save the taxpayers dollars, she said. It led the Labour party to angrily contest her claim. A press release that quotes Labour candidate for Botany, Mark Johnson, argued: “Ms Schwaner is evidently unaware how local politics work, if she thinks fewer candidates is the financial solution to the scandal she has created in the Botany sub-division. This boondoggle will cost
over twice the salary of a Howick Local Board member, regardless of how many parties contest the vacant seat.” Mr Turinsky didn’t respond to it! Instead he kept a low profile. But come November 24, the first official day for filing in nomination papers for byelections, and he was present at the Ministry of Internal Affairs office in Manukau. Accompanied by his dad who is visiting from Alaska, Mr Turinsky told the Times that having worked with the youth at Botany Downs Secondary
College as well as at Pakuranga College and Edgewater College, over the years, he’s familiar dealing with the local board and council on matters relating to youth. Turinsky believes that by supporting youth “we reduce crime. We must invest in the next generation, those who will pay rates, be employed and run businesses in the future. “I am comfortable working with diverse groups,” he says. While the 43-year-old father-of-two is unaware of the number of candidates filing in their nomination for the by-elections in February 2017, he says he personally knows Labour candidate Mark Johnson. “We’ve both worked together at Botany College and I respect him,” he says graciously. “I’ve got high regards for him. He’s a nice guy.” It’s a welcome change from the free-for-all verbal boxing match at the boardroom drama. Having contested the elections three years ago, Mr Turinsky says his ideology of being ‘practical and not political’ would work well given the current scenario at the Howick Local Board.
Minister promises big investment ■■By Laura Brookes Traffic congestion and transport woes were the hot topics being thrown about by the Transport Minister and the local business community. Hosted by National MP Jami-Lee Ross, last Friday’s breakfast meeting held at Waipuna Conference Suites Highbrook - was attended by Simon Bridges and around 150 business people from the Greater East Tamaki Business Association (GETBA). Mr Bridges talked about Auckland’s transport issues, and wasted no time confirming the Government’s investment into Auckland’s transport situation would not be impacted by funds
being poured into Kaikoura following last week’s quake. He admitted progress had been slow on the development of Auckland’s transport system in the past, but says today’s Government had “unprecedented confidence” in its investment plans, and an unprecedented number of multi-billion dollar projects currently taking place in Auckland. Up until now, he said, these projects had been mostly focussed on inner city areas. However, Mr Bridges is confident the new Auckland Transport Alignment Plan (ATAP) will see money flowing away from the CBD and into the eastern, southern and western areas of Auckland, where there is a shortage of
strong transport connections. “The truth of this is that successive governments underinvested for a number of decades... and in fairness, there were other things they needed to do under tight fiscal circumstances, but that’s not true anymore. Transport is getting really serious investment... there is work physically being done right now, and more to come. “We’ve got some pretty good options that we can use.” One of these options is the East-West transport link, which will go through consenting at the end of this year and is estimated to cost between $1.2 and $1.8 billion – a project Mr Bridges confirmed is taking priority
over the Reeves Road flyover. The Western ring route – a 48 kilometre motorway alternative to SH1 – is another Auckland-based project Mr Bridges is confident will make a difference, with an expected completion date of 2021 and a $2.4 billion spend. It’s a project he said will “have a palpable, discernible, tangible effect” on east Auckland congestion as well as other areas of the city once completed. The AMETI busway, the designation of the South Eastern Arterial as a state highway and the eventual construction of the Reeves Road flyover were also discussed as likely solutions to Auckland’s transport dilemma.
Two men standing so far ■■By Scott Yeoman Only two candidate nominations have been received so far for the upcoming Botany byelection and both men ran in October. Labour’s Mark Johnson and Mike Turinsky, who campaigns under the “Practical not Political” banner, will both have another go at securing a Botany subdivision seat on the Howick Local Board. Mr Turinsky received the fourth highest number of votes in the October election (3912) and Mr Johnson was fifth (3144). The by-election, which will be held on February 17, 2017 is expected to cost more than $100,000. It was triggered by the surprise resignation of newly-sworn in member Lucy Schwaner last month. Ms Schwaner, the wife of Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, quit minutes after being sworn in at the Howick Local Board’s inauguration ceremony after narrowly losing the vote for chairmanship to David Collings, 4-5. Candidate nominations for the by-election opened last Thursday (November 24) and close at 12pm on December 22. It will be a postal vote like the October election. Auckland Council electoral officer Dale Ofsoske said if people think they have useful skills and ideas to make a contribution to their local community and can represent the needs and wants of the approximately 37,000 eligible voters in the Botany subdivision, now is their chance. A candidate seeking nomination needs to be over the age of 18, a New Zealand citizen registered on the electoral roll, and have two electors enrolled in the Botany subdivision nominate him or her. Each nomination must be accompanied by a $200 GST inclusive deposit. Voting documents will be posted to eligible voters from January 26, with the ballot closing at 12pm on February 17.Council has said there is no alternative under the Local Electoral Act but to run a by-election.The by-election will be conducted under the provisions of the Local Electoral Act 2001 and the Local Electoral Regulations 2001. The result of the by-election will be available on the afternoon of Friday, February 17, and the Times will have live coverage of it on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. For further information on standing as a candidate, visit: aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/elections or contact the Auckland Council Electoral Office on: 09-9735212. ➤➤Are you planning on running as a candidate in the Botany subdivision by-election? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 5
‘Check rentals for meth’
Questions raised over handbag theft
➤➤From page 1 “Buying a home is the biggest investment one makes in a life time and finding out that the dream nest that has all of life’s hard-earned savings literally blow up in smoke is devastating,” says Faz Najmi, one of the top selling real estate agents with Ray White, Howick. “We understand the moral responsibility when we sell a house. If the new home-owner wants to be reassured that everything is 100 per cent right, we suggest they get it meth tested,” he says. If a meth-contaminated home is to be resold, it is now mandatory for the real estate agent to inform prospective home buyers of the substance clean up before the client steps into the premises. This is for health and safety reasons. MethWise advises property managers or landlords to employ regular meth testing between tenancies. “If you or your property manager suspects or identifies suspicious behaviour or tenants, it doesn’t hurt to book in a test during a tenancy,” says Ms Brookes. “However do ensure there is a testing clause in the agreement for the consultant’s access to the property.” In addition to that it’s crucial to have chemical contamination cover added to your insurance policy if you own a rental
MethWise advises property managers or landlords to employ regular meth testing between tenancies.
property, she says. “As methamphetamine is becoming more accessible and more affordable, we will continue to see rising statistics in the number of homes impacted by meth use and manufacturer.” A rental property owner from Dannemora admits that a `P’ insurance cover has given him the much-needed peace of mind. “A clean-up and repair costs of a contaminated home can be a nightmare if, God forbid, our tenants turn out to be meth users or, worse still, meth manufacturers,” he reasons. Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has denounced the scourge of
methamphetamine which not only heavily impacts the lives of drug users, but their families and the wider community as well. It also enables gangs and organised crime to flourish. He says that almost $15 million seized from criminals in the last year will be invested in anti-drug initiatives. Interestingly, the meth scare has given rise to a whole new clean up industry. It’s reported that the government has spent more than $20 million on tests and clean-ups of Housing New Zealand homes. However, some call it an
overkill. More so, in cases where the drug has been used and not manufactured on the premises. Ms Brookes says the confusion is due to the unregulated gap in the market and prevalence of the issue. “If you require your property to undergo decontamination, you must ensure that they are an experienced decontamination team,” she warns. “That they are independent of any consulting or testing company; use safe practices and have the ability to identify products they are dealing with asbestos, toxic chemicals found in former meth labs.”
A local shopping centre is questioning a social media report allegedly involving criminals using a vehicle to block in a shopper before making off with her handbag. A post put up in the last 24 hours on the closed Facebook group East Auckland Grapevine has attracted 15 comments after a member wrote: “Please be careful when getting into your cars at Botany Town Centre. On Wednesday afternoon a car came and boxed a woman in so she could not reverse out of the car park and stole her hand bag from the passenger side.” The Times attempted to contact the author of the comment but has not heard back. However, Desiree Clark, assistant centre manager at Botany Town Centre, told the Times today she knows of no such occurrence. “I have seen the post and have checked with our security team and no such incident was reported in to them,” she said. “We take a proactive approach to all security incidents and trends and work closely with NZ Police and Botany Crimewatch Patrol to ensure that we are responding appropriately to any rising trends,” she said. A comment on the Grapevine post by Zena Maree read: “Yes my poor young daughter-in-law had someone reach through passenger window and take wallet and cell phone - was very shaken with baby in car. Not nice!!??” She told the Times the incident occurred a month ago and was at a petrol station. The nearest to the town centre is across the road.
Accounts are in surplus, jobs on the rise
ast month the Minister of Finance, Hon Bill English, presented the Crown accounts which highlighted a surplus of $1.8 billion for the year to June 2016. This is a significant increase from $414 million in 2014/2015. New Zealand’s economy has made significant progress over the past eight years. Unemployment is down to 4.9 per cent, jobs have increased by 185,000 over three years and the average wage is up to $58,000. Our economy has transformed into one of the fastest growing in the developed world and it continues to go from
strength to strength. In spite of the Canterbury earthquakes and the Global Financial Crisis, the Bill English has delivered operating surpluses since 2014/15. This has been achieved whilst also increasing spending on essential social services. We are able to do this because we have worked hard to reduce ineffective spending of taxpayers’ money. Irrespective of world events and natural disasters, New Zealanders expect our health services to provide the necessary care to meet their needs. This is why we have invested $96m to further
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increase elective surgeries by 4000 a year. We have also increased the number of doctors and nurses by 6100 since 2008. New Zealanders also expect our education system to flourish. It’s great news that our ECE participation is up to 96.6 per cent. Our NCEA Level 2 achievement has increased from 59.3 per cent to 83.3 per cent over the last eight years. It is also important to know that during challenging, unpredictable events such as the recent 7.8M earthquake, there is sufficient surplus available to provide the necessary resources to best
support affected areas get back on their feet. Since Monday November 14, 1164 people have been evacuated from Kaikoura by NZDF. A $1m payment is helping to support the Kaikoura District Council to cover the immediate costs of feeding and sheltering people. The Government has also implemented a $7.5m subsidy package for small and medium sized businesses in the Kaikoura district to assist with loss of earnings. The Government’s careful management of the finances means that we have the
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oastguard has announced the launch of the Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade for 2016, a popular and highly successful boating safety initiative which for the first time this year is going nationwide. For 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, Coastguard is there for boaties and the community as the charity saving lives at sea. As part of its mission – saving lives at sea through search and rescue, communication and education – the ‘Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade’ campaign is again launching in time for summer. The ‘Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade’ van, supplied free-of-charge by Giltrap Group and laden with lifejackets, will be visiting more than 35 major boat ramps and locations throughout the country on weekends and key days throughout the busy summer holiday period. The Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade is simple and effective - bring your old or damaged lifejacket to the Old4New team at one of the many pre-advertised locations, and receive a discount on a quality, modern and fit-for-purpose Hutchwilco lifejacket. Boaties and members of the public are encouraged to visit the van and trade in their old lifejackets, where they can also get advice about boating and water safety from the friendly team on site at each location. The Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade forms a key part of Coastguard’s advocacy for safe and enjoyable boating over the 2016/17 summer boating season. Only 70 per cent of boaties say they wear a lifejacket at all times on the water. This rate is highest for kayakers and canoeists (83 per cent), and falls to just over 60 per cent for people in power boats and 55 per cent for people in sail boats. Given that the majority of boating fatalities could have been prevented had the person been wearing a lifejacket, the Old4New campaign aims to help save lives and change attitudes. “While the increasing use of lifejackets has resulted in lives being saved, the failure to wear lifejackets in small craft that are prone to capsize, especially those under 6m in length, remains the primary reason why lives are lost
Transport New South Wales and launched for the first time in New Zealand in 2014, has seen more than 4000 lifejackets traded. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of lifejackets while also taking practical steps to address the issue. At the end of the campaign, Coastguard will also distribute good condition traded-in lifejackets (that still meet NZ standards) to communities in need. In addition, the Boating & Outdoors group are supporting the initiative by offering the trade-in at their 23 stores nationwide, from Northland to Invercargill, during specific weeks of the campaign. The initiative kicks off on Saturday December 3 at 8am at the Half Moon Bay boat ramp and continues to visit popular waterside destinations until early February. The Old4New Lifejacket Upgrade van will be visiting 35 major boat ramps and locations around the country.
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om and Helen Hopkins could be mistaken for part of the furniture at Pakuranga Croquet Club. The Cockle Bay residents have been playing the game since 1978, originally in Gonville, Whanganui before moving up to Auckland. After making the move north, they played for Howick Croquet Club before the Pakuranga Croquet Club opened. Mrs Hopkins was the first to try the game, but her husband quickly joined in the fun. “I went first while he played golf. Then one day he came to pick me up and never left!” she laughed. Mr Hopkins was named the Auckland Singles Champion in his division in his first year playing in Auckland.
He fondly remembers his time playing in Australia, and the friendship and helpfulness that was shown by their competitors. “The games are based on friendliness,” he said, “You have to know the friendship of the game to understand. “All the people here [at Pakuranga] are our extended family,” added Mrs Hopkins. Club manager John Wood said the game has a number of benefits, especially for those older in age. “It keeps you fit and healthy and it’s good for people who are a bit older because it’s less physical. There’s no bending like there is in bowls.” The social benefits aren’t to be understated either. “Some people wouldn’t get out of the house if it wasn’t for [croquet],” said Mr Wood.
Tom Hopkins, 91, isn’t letting old age get in the way of a good game of croquet. Times photo Wayne Martin
Thirty-eight years after first stepping onto the lawn, Mr Hopkins has recently retired from tournament play, but neither he nor Mrs Hopkins plan to put down their mallets for good. Mr Hopkins and Mr Wood both played in the recent New World tournament and, although
they didn’t win, they played well enough for Mr Hopkins to exit on a high. Mr Hopkins will continue to play club croquet three times a week and will still play interclub competitions. Even without tournament play, the game is still time-consuming, but that’s just part of the fun according to Mrs Woods. “We enjoy it so we put more time into it. It takes as much time as you want it to,” she said. At 91 years of age, Mr Hopkins doesn’t have the physical power he used to but he hasn’t let that stop him. “He’s never lost how to play the game,” said Mrs Hopkins. Mr Hopkins plans to continue playing as long as he can. “My brain is still able to work it out. I’m still playing – I love the game.”
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lanning and fundraising for a national memorial for the 257 people who died in the 1979 Mt Erebus air accident must begin now, on the 37th anniversary of the disaster. National memorial spokesperson, aviation chaplain and historian, Rev Dr Richard Waugh, of Howick, said surviving spouses, siblings, and children of the victims are aging and many are asking for a national memorial to the accident, in time for the 40th anniversary. Monday was the 37th anniversary of Mt Erebus air accident – New Zealand’s worst civil disaster (November 28, 1979). All 257 on board died after the Air New Zealand McDonnell Douglas DC-10 ZK-NZP, Flight TE901 crashed into the mountain during an Antarctic sightseeing flight. It was the fourth worst aviation disaster in the world at the time, and is still the worst aviation accident in the Southern Hemisphere. Dr Waugh said the 37th anniversary gives the hundreds of families affected, and New Zealand as a nation, the opportunity to remember and reflect on a harrowing event in our history – and the opportunity to consider a long overdue national memorial. A voluntary advisory group, with Lady June Hillary as patron, is advocating for the new national memorial. The national memorial, planned to be ready by the 40th anniversary in November 2019, will be a special place for families affected by the tragedy, to gather for reflection, prayer and contemplation. It is a significant omission that there is presently no public memorial to the Erebus accident where all 257 names are gathered together. Dr Waugh said the 40th anniversary in November 2019 will be a “very suitable time” for the dedication of a new national memorial. “The Mt Erebus accident with 257 fatalities - 237 passengers and 20 crew - is still New Zealand’s worst civil disaster. New Zealand as a nation continues to be profoundly affected by the tragedy,” Dr Waugh said. “It is a pastoral and public oversight that nothing has yet been done to establish a national
Monday marked the 37th anniversary of the Mt Erebus disaster.
memorial to the Mt Erebus accident victims, especially for the many families involved. “It is now time to put the controversy of the accident to one side, and focus on a national memorial to those who died; a special place for families and for all
New Zealanders to remember.” Surviving spouses, siblings, and children of the victims are aging and many are asking for a national memorial to the accident, in time for the 40th anniversary. “While some people have suggested we wait until the
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Remarkable story of Kiwi ingenuity Dr Noel Derbyshire talked about naval ships at a U3A meeting. Reporter Laura Brookes was there They may be older, but when it comes to exercising the brain, they’re not slowing down anytime soon. The final University of the Third Age (U3A) meeting for 2016 kept right in theme with the Royal New Zealand Navy’s 75th anniversary celebrations. WWII RNZN Cadet Gary Grayburn was the first speaker at the November 24 meeting, at Old Flat Bush School Hall. Mr Grayburn was brought up during the Depression years, joined the navy in 1943 as a 15-year-old and started working as a seaman boy on auxiliary ships. Over the next few years, he experienced a narrow escape from a Kamikaze pilot, the signing of the peace treaty, and the harrowing memories of contact with prisoners of war.
Mike Groves (left) hosted guest speaker Dr Noel Derbyshire for the final U3A meeting of the year. Times photo
“I’ve never felt so sorry for people in all my life,” he said. Mr Grayburn was among 300 men who mutinied over conditions in their ships upon return to New Zealand and was imprisoned for a week in Timaru jail. The main speaker for the meeting was Dr Noel Derbyshire, a local Chaplain who completed his
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Students feed homeless this Christmas
rmiston Primary School students have a plan to help the homeless this Christmas. If the efforts of three Ormiston Primary School students are anything to go by, the homeless in Manukau will be receiving more than just loose change for Christmas this year. Students Seraya Wells (eight), Kim Lim (nine) and Annia Ramirez (10) have started a food can drive for the homeless, with the goal of collecting 500 cans by Christmas. They’ve decorated the school with posters, told their friends what’s happening, and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of cans from their peers, to be distributed by Salvation Army at the end of the project. “We’re up to the part where we’re starting to collect cans,” says Ms Lim, “and there will definitely be a prize for whoever has the most - we’re just not sure what that is yet!” Ms Wells says one of her favourite things about Christmas is the opportunity to help people and give a gift to somebody in need – something all three of the girls are putting into action this festive season. Learning coach Kyle Hattie says he is proud of the girls for their initiative, and hopes to see more projects like this come out of the school’s iExplore programme. iExplore is one of three learning blocks at Ormiston Primary School, giving
Ormiston Primary School students (from left) Kim Lim, Annia Ramirez and Seraya Wells aim to raise 500 cans for the homeless this Christmas. Times photo Laura Brookes. students designated time to create, plan and implement a project of their choice. Mr Hattie says the girls aren’t the only ones who have successfully put their project into practice. Eight-year-old Ronav Naicker wanted a place to ride his bike, so he used his time in iExplore to design a bike track for the school. The year three student was given
approval to implement his project after making a presentation to the school’s Board of Trustees, and has contracted the Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust to make the project a reality as part of its national Bikes in Schools programme. Mr Hattie says there is currently no timeframe on the project, but confirmed the school has given it the go-ahead and will see it through.
Champion paralympians are winners They’re proven champions in the competitive and fierce world of international sport. And now our Paralympians are also winners in the eyes of countless of families and kiddies after leading Sunday’s Farmers Santa Parade through Auckland’s CBD to celebrate the city’s festive season. This year’s parade – Auckland’s 83rd – was led by five of our champion Paralympians seated proudly on the all-new Riothemed Paralympics float at the head of the cavalcade. Javelin silver medallist Holly Robinson – who carried the New Zealand flag in Rio – was joined by teammates Nikita Howarth, Rebecca Dubber, Laura Thompson and Jesse Reynolds as the official Grand Marshals for this year’s parade. Tens of thousands of excited parade-goers welcomed both them and Santa to Auckland as the 1.9-kilometre-long event wound its way through the city’s CBD. In addition to the stellar sporting connection, cultural diversity was a huge theme in 2016. Brazilian dancers brought their own rays of sunshine following this year’s highly successful Paralympics in Rio. ➤➤Turn to page 7
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Auckland Girls’ Choir has them all Joy to the World, Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I’ll be Home for Christmas were some of the Christmas carols that the Auckland Girls’ Choir performed at the Botany Town Centre on the weekend.
The choir conducted by Leonie Lawson and invited to Botany by Becca de la Vega, entertained the shoppers and promised to be back next year. The choir was raising funds for Times photos Farida Masters Red Cross Earthquake Relief.
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Fun for everyone Organise a three-legged race in the back yard. Have a contest to build the world’s most beautiful snowman (with toilet paper) or tallest Christmas tree (with humans). Fill an oversized Christmas stocking with different items and take turns trying to guess the contents. Fun times guaranteed!
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Five tips to avoid weight gain this holiday season
oes your scale make you feel guilty after each holiday season? Break the cycle this year and maintain your figure - without sacrificing any fun - by following these five tips. 1. Don’t skip meals. Avoid skipping lunch in preparation for a gargantuan dinner. If you’re starving before the party even begins, you’re more likely to over-indulge.
2. Don’t deprive yourself (too much). Saying no to all of your favourite foods will only lead you to overdoing things later on. Instead, make moderation your mantra and try to eat healthy between parties. 3. Drink in moderation. Even if you’re not driving, try to limit your alcohol consumption. In addition to being highcalorie, alcoholic beverages can also stimulate your appetite.
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5. Eat slowly. Join the conversation around the dinner table. If you’re busy chatting,
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Indonesian and Japanese entries mix with the mandatory festive season exhibits and there were entries that shone a light on Bollywood. This year’s charity of choice The Salvation Army was also a feature with their brass bands entertaining the crowds while others worked hard to collect funds which will be used to provide much needed support for families during the challenging Christmas period. In her 28th year running the event, Farmers Santa Parade organiser Pam Glaser says, ”this year has been a real mix
of contemporary characters and traditional favourites. It’s not only celebrated the festive season but the cultural diversity of Auckland city as a whole and I’m so proud of how it’s all come together.” “Certainly our Paralympic athletes were a big hit with the crowd,” Pam says. “The Rio float looked stunning with its bold colours and dancers alongside. Our Paralympians did us proud and it was a huge honour to have them lead the procession. “In terms of the event itself, it was probably our biggest year ever in terms of float variety and amazing pageantry.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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he Neonatal Trust is looking to provide a special package to the families with a baby in a neonatal unit on Christmas Day. Christmas day is a day for families to get together, be together and make memories. While neonatal families would much rather have their precious baby (or babies, in the case of multiples) at home on this special day, they are in the very best place possible for their care. Justine Brooker, operations executive from The Neonatal Trust said: “We want to provide a Christmas package to each and every family with a baby in a neonatal unit to brighten their day” “Through buying in bulk and also with the generous support of some partner organisations we are looking to provide a special pack to families. “However, there are some costs to cover including distribution around the country, packaging, and more.” “We’d love some support to make this happen, and have set up a special donation page where people can contribute to this initiative and also leave a personal
note that will be hand-written into a card to go with the pack” “Key dates like Christmas Day, Mothers Day and Fathers Day can be particularly tough for families with a baby in hospital. Many who have experienced this directly will understand the emotions and juggle and will look to support others in this situation”. Those wanting to learn more and/or support can do so by visiting www.neonataltrust.org.nz/ secret-santa
Key statistics: ✦ There are 355 incubators and cots in neonatal units across New
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Zealand ? If the averages play true, there will be 16 babies born premature in New Zealand on Christmas Day. ✦ Babies are classified as premature if they are born before 37 weeks gestation. A normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. ✦ Approximately 1 in 10 of babies born in New Zealand every year arrive early. That’s one every 90 minutes, and over 5000 in total. Many arrive very early – some as early as 16 weeks early (24 weeks gestation). ✦ Some stays in a neonatal unit last just a few days, others take a very long time. For example, from the personal stories on The Neonatal Trust website www. neonataltrust.org.nz
✦ Charlotte, born 23 weeks 3 days, weighing 650grams - 132 days before going home for the first time. ✦ Samuel, born 23 weeks 3 days, weighing 668 grams - 116 days before going home for the first time. ✦ Elias, born 24 weeks 5 days, weighing 890 grams (2lb) - 123 days before going home for the first time.
Baby’s first Christmas is a magical event, and one that’s sure to be immortalised with photos and videos galore. That being said, this moment usually poses its own set of challenges— namely, what do you give a baby who has already been spoiled so much since birth? The good news is that your baby is way too young to care about the contents of the shiny boxes under the tree. In other words, practical gifts are just fine. Think of any equipment you haven’t bought yet that you might still need, such as a folding playpen, a high chair or a food processor. You could also go with colourful, playful bins to store the countless toys you’ll undoubtedly start collecting soon. Christmas is also the perfect occasion to splurge on the beautiful decorative items and high-end plush toys that you wouldn’t normally purchase. When it comes to toys,
look for products designed with your child’s age in mind, or things that he or she will be able to enjoy in a few months. As the case may be, rattles, stacking blocks, bath toys, plastic books, wooden puzzles and activity mats are ideal. For young walkers in training, toys to push and pull around are great. Finally, if numerous loved ones insist on getting a gift, why not suggest that they pool together their resources for something special like a professional photo shoot for the baby? That way, you’ll avoid finding yourself with 32 pairs of red and white pyjamas.
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Trolleys to be piled high for those in need this Christmas
ountdown and The Salvation Army have teamed up again to make Christmas a little brighter for Kiwi families in need, by providing vital food assistance as part of the Christmas Food Rescue Appeal. Countdown is encouraging shoppers to make a food donation in-store in specially marked Christmas Food Rescue trolleys, or online. Last year more than 750 trolleys full of customer donations were handed over to The Salvation Army before Christmas. In addition, all 183 Countdown stores each donate $500 of groceries to their local Salvation Army centre, contributing more than $90,000 of groceries to The Salvation Army’s food banks nationally. This year people can also donate online at New Zealand’s first online food bank, The Foodbank Project www.foodbank.org. nz. One year on from launching, more than 50,000 grocery items have been donated via the site and distribution has expanded from an Auckland trial to eight hubs around New Zealand. The Salvation Army’s National Secretary for Social Services, Major Pamela Waugh, says around 17,000 families are expected to ask for food assistance by the end of the Christmas season in December. She says a range of factors including the dairy downturn, debt levels, the rising cost of housing, and now the recent earthquakes contribute to Kiwis
Countdown and The Salvation Army team up for Christmas Food Rescue Appeal ✦ 17,000 families request Salvation Army food assistance over Christmas ✦ 183 shopping trolleys filled with groceries totalling $90,000, donated by Countdown to kickstart donations ✦ Shoppers encouraged to donate goods on top of this in-store and online ✦ Basic items like rice, sugar, pasta and Christmas treats most-needed
being in financial difficulty, particularly during the Christmas period. “Christmas is an incredibly tough time for those families and individuals struggling to make ends meet, let alone celebrate. “Thousands of people who are only just getting by come to us for assistance simply to feed their families at Christmas. A hamper with pantry staples, meat, fruit and some festive treats not only helps these families survive, but also helps them to celebrate Christmas and hopefully get some joy from the festive season,” she says. James Walker, Countdown’s general manager corporate affairs, says the Christmas Food Rescue Appeal is a way for Countdown’s 183 supermarkets to help people in their local communities who are doing it tough. “Every person should be able to celebrate Christmas. Our Countdown stores are a big part of local communities around the country and we’re proud to play a role in making Christmas a reality for many families,” he says. “Every little bit makes a huge difference collectively, which is why we’re asking New Zealanders who can, to add a little extra to their grocery shopping and donate it into the specially-marked trolleys at their local Countdown, or donate online at The Foodbank Project,” says James Walker. This year trolleys will play a bigger role in the Christmas Food Rescue Appeal than
Most-needed food items for the Christmas Food Rescue Appeal: ✦ Baked beans, Tinned spaghetti, Long life milk, Dry pasta, Breakfast cereal, Rice, Peanut butter, Sugar, Pasta sauce, Tinned tuna, Christmas treats ✦ The Countdown Christmas Food Rescue Appeal is part of Countdown’s Food Rescue programme that donates around $3.5 million in food each year to food bank partners including The Salvation Army, and a further $1.2 million of food to farmers for their animals. simply holding donated groceries. Countdown is sponsoring The New Zealand Dance Company’s performance of Trolleys – one of many free performances in Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square, a three–month long summer party in Aotea Square. The free Trolleys performances will be held in Aotea Square at 2pm tomorrow (Friday, December 2) and twice daily at 12pm and 2pm from Tuesday December 13 to Friday December 16. The performances are free, with visitors encouraged to donate a food item into specially marked Christmas Food Rescue trolleys.
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ‘Tis the season to be jolly Monster Christmas Car Boot
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t’s where traditions are started and memories made. The iconic NZ Herald Boxing Day Races at Ellerslie have been running for more the 150 years and are back for another huge day of racing, entertainment and hospitality on Monday 26 December 2016. There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy – from a 10-person marquee on the infield which is perfect for families, or wining and dining away the day with friends in a prime spot on the Champagne Lawn. The New Zealand Herald Boxing Day Races is a must attend event with last year selling out, so plan early and don’t miss out! The best on course fashion will take centre stage for Fashions in the Field. Gather your friends and enjoy a day of
thoroughbred racing, entertainment and hospitality at Ellerslie Racecourse on Monday 26 December 2016.
Date: Monday, December 26, 2016 Location: Ellerslie Racecourse, 80 Ascot Ave, Remuera Event Details: Gates open at 10am Hospitality options open at 11.30am First race at approximately 12.45pm Event closes at 8.30pm • Free parking Pricing: Admission from $10 pp Hospitality packages start at $75 pp Children under 15 free Check www.ellerslie.co.nz for more information
Beachlands Monster Christmas Car Boot and Market Day on Saturday, December 10 at the Beachlands Chartered Club, Wakelin Rd from 9am-12noon. Bring the family along for a fun morning with a variety of stalls and sausage sizzle, quick fire raffles, face painting and Santa will be there at 10.30am. Car Boot for $10 or a stall for $20. Phone/text Margaret 536-6735 or 0274-954312 to book.
Choral Christmas Pakuranga Choral Society welcomes Christmas with a varied seasonal programme of choral music. Mendelssohn’s joyous “Vom Himmel Hoch” makes an exuberant start to the programme, while Jenny McLeod’s “Sun Festival Carols” are delightful pieces written for a Wellington festival in the 1980s. More NZ music features in the premiere performance of David Hamilton’s “What Sweeter Music”. A festive family concert not to be missed. Sunday December 11, All Saints Church, Howick, 2pm. Adults $25, seniors $20 students $10. Tickets available at the door.
Polish Christmas Polish Heritage Trust Museum invites you to ‘Christmas in Poland’ family workshops on Sundays December 11 & 18, 2-4pm. Hear stories and learn about Christmas Eve traditions, then spend the afternoon creating your own Polish Christmas decorations with paper and wool. Taste delicious pierniki, a spiced ginger treat. All welcome. Cost $8 per person. Bookings essential. Phone 533-3530, email phtmuseum@ ihug.co.nz
Santa Parade at Beachlands Christmas@Sunkist 2016 will be on Saturday, December 3. At 12 noon Santa Parade leaves from Beachlands Domain to Sunkist Bay Reserve. Opening at 12.45pm. There will be art and craft stalls at Sunkist Bay Reserve. Meet Santa at Santa’s Grotto Santa Phototime@LogCabin from 1-3pm. Ji Shin Maraetai TaekwonDo demo at 1.30pm followed by a talent show from 2-3pm. Bouncy Castle, Bumper Ball and Cardboard Sliding at the Log Cabin hill. Christmas carols and variety show results will be announced at 6-8pm at the Oak Canopy.
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Fancy an island to yourself for Christmas?
iwi super-mum entrepreneurs and camping enthusiasts Liz Henderson and Sonia Minaar know only too well what Christmas can be like – especially when the family wants to go camping. Which is why they started Canopy Camping – New Zealand’s glamour camping site offering off-the-grid ‘glamour camping’ experiences around the country – delivering all the wonders of camping in nature and none of the hassle! “We both love camping and but at this time of year, as all mothers know, it is always such a huge chore packing and organising food and bedding and then unpacking it all at the site – it’s enormous.” “With all our glamour camping you can turn up in beautiful New Zealand wilderness and your luxury tent or accommodation is all laid on with beds, blankets, food and comfort – in some cases you’ve even got ensuites. “It’s the ultimate off-the-grid digital detox experience without any effort.” At this time of year, the glamping sites book up rapidly which is why Liz and Sonia are offering Xmas glamping vouchers. And there are some special sites including a shrub covered Hobbit home in the Waikato, a retro caravan in Nelson, an exclusive Kapiti Island glamp and the vast
Slipper Island off the Coromandel has been added to the glamping list. open ocean hill-top tents in the Wairarapa - and an extra special new addition, a private island retreat. “We’ve just added Slipper Island to our selection, it’s a small, private island, just three kilometres to the east of the Coromandel Peninsula and easily accessed via a short, 15 minute water taxi ride from Tairua or Pauanui. “It’s a taste of a kiwi island paradise with
two room luxury tents just a few steps from a beautiful, white sand beach with sensational views over the ocean.” If you’re stuck for a gift idea – a glamping voucher is not going to disappoint. The sites Liz and Sonia offer at www. Canopycamping.co.nz cover the country, are exclusive to their site and each location offers a unique experience.
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‘I’m walking the South Island’
■■By Kelly Teed
hile students up and down the country are planning to relax and unwind over the summer holidays, 21-year-old Luke Johnson is preparing to walk the length of the South Island. The former Macleans College Student is walking the 13,000km South Island portion of the Te Araroa Trail to raise awareness and money for the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. Luke’s passion began as a student of Snell whanau house at high school where he was involved with supporting the Halberg Foundation. He said it was while he was helping out with a Special Olympics Day for kids with disabilities that he started to think about what else he could do to help. “I remember seeing all those kids from those sports days having a blast and it made me think about all those sports days we took for granted,” he said. “I thought, what’s the biggest thing I can do in the time period I have, [and] I thought why not walk the South Island?” Luke expects to be walking for around 60 days, beginning the trek in early December after he
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Luke Johnson is preparing to trek the length of the South Island.
finishes his University of Otago exams where he is currently in his third year of studying land surveying. He has so far raised more than $1000 on his Givealittle page but hopes to raise as much as possible. “I’d be really stoked with $2000 – I know this trip will end up costing me a bit less than that so if I could raise more than that, that would be awesome.” The Te Araroa Trail stretches from Cape Reinga in the
north to Bluff in the south, however due to the length of university holidays, Luke only has time to complete the South Island portion this time around. However, he plans to complete the North Island portion of the track when he has more time. The Halberg Disability Sport Foundation is a charitable organisation that aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled New Zealanders by enabling them to participate in sport and recreation.
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➤ Community notices The Zonta Club of East Auckland distributed 2000 ribbons and 100 orange balloons in Howick on Saturday to take a stand against gender based violence. David Collings, chairman of the Howick Local Board with Zonta volunteers. Photo supplied
Highland Park Library Saturday December 3, 2pm. Impress your family and friends with these easy-to-make, no-fuss festive treats. Robyn will give you tips for icing cupcakes, cookies and other yummy treats for that special Christmas party. Refreshments to follow. Phone 535-5935.
Polish Heritage Trust Museum invites you to ‘Christmas in Poland’ family workshops on Sundays December 11 & 18, 2-4pm. Hear stories and learn about Christmas Eve traditions, then spend the afternoon creating your own Polish Christmas decorations with paper and wool. Taste delicious pierniki, a spiced ginger treat. All welcome. Cost $8 per person. Bookings essential. Other dates available. Phone 533-3530, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stroke awareness and prevention Dr Rita Krishnamurthi from AUT University will talk about stroke awareness and prevention, followed by group discussion separately in English and Chinese. The talk is jointly organised by The Asian Network Inc and Pakuranga Library. Apps on assessing stroke-related risk will be recommended to you. The talk starts from 10:30 am on Wednesday December 7. Tea
served at 10.15 am. (Chinese translation provided) Phone Pakuranga Library at 576-5269.
Eastern Stars Concert Band will hold a Christmas Concert on Saturday December 10 at 7pm at Eastview Church, 559 Chapel Rd, Botany. Tickets available at the door. Adults $10, child/seniors $5, family of three children and two adults $25. Contact Barrie or Marie Turner 271-4558.
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Spend a morning wandering through Whitford Bird Garden’s wonderful walkin free-flight aviary. Enjoy the garden’s spectacular native & exotic plants. Blake Twigden, internationally acclaimed artist and conservationist, created the Bird Garden to be a restful and interesting place for international and local visitors with the aim of educating the viewer and encouraging an appreciation for our feathered friends. Part of Uxbridge’s Seniors programme. Call 535-6467 to book. Monday December 5, 10am4:30pm, $29. This is a free community noticeboard for non-profit groups. Please email notices to email@example.com. While every effort is made to run the notices, volume and space restrictions may mean events may not run. Where publication of a notice is time-critical, groups should consider paying for a classified advertisement to ensure placement.
Celebrating women in volunteer sector T
hey are zesty and zealous women living the mission statement of Zonta International which is to empower women through service and advocacy. The Zonta Club of East Auckland Annual Awards evening that celebrates women’s achievement was hosted by Chris and Tony Bull and held recently at the Lounge in Howick. The guest speaker of the evening was Ranjna Patel winner of several national awards and co-founder of the East Tamaki Healthcare. Students Susana Jones of Howick College and Sara Khatau of Macleans College walked away with the Leadership award; while Umbar Sandhu from Howick College was a recipient of the Young Woman in Public Affairs Award. The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognising a commitment to the volunteer sector. Umbar more than met the criteria of volunteer leadership achievements and dedication to the advancement of status of women.
Left to right front row, Kathy Bigwood, Lu Clark and Sara Mousa, (back row) Barbara Astill and Jeanette Roberts at the Zonta Club of East Auckland Awards evening. Photo supplied
In 2012, Zonta Club of East Auckland turned 25 and to celebrate the milestone, the club established a Presidents’ Scholarship for a woman undertaking her first tertiary qualification – the idea behind it is to give the lady a second chance at education. The Presidents’ Scholarship was awarded to Sara Mousa from MIT who is in her second year, studying Bachelor of Nursing. The Founders’ Day award was presented to Lu Clark a volunteer at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau PakurangaEastern Manukau. Amongst other things,
Lu is also a treasurer of the Pohutukawa Coast Presbyterian Church and coordinates Sunday morning breakfast as well as organises a monthly dinner for single parents. Two former members of Zonta were recognized for their outstanding service to the organisation. Kathy Bigwood and Jeanette Roberts were acknowledged for undertaking the task of collating records to document Zonta history. Barbara Astill received the Long Service Award for her commitment to Zonta for 25 years.
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THIS MONTH EastLife ends the year on a note of giving! Check out a host of ‘essential’ gift ideas and try your luck with some of the great books and WIN page prizes up for grabs. See our TASTE section for new pantry products, check out summer drinking and don’t forget the Beauty Counter pages where you’ll find plenty to protect and enhance your looks. There’s reading too – we have eyes on a FOX-Y male making it on the green, talk to a philanthropic couple who have overcome great adversity and reveal how to go camping with no hassles! Here’s hoping all that makes for a very Merry Christmas! Copies are available from locations across the district – visit eastlife.co.nz for pickup sites. An e-edition is also available.
A big pool of amazing talent More than 220 of Auckland’s brightest young stars, aged seven to 21, will take to the stage in December to present the Lloyd-Webber/ Rice timeless classic Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in a strictly limited season of four school matinee shows and three public performances. All National Youth Theatre Company (NYTC) productions are triple-cast to showcase the very best and this year’s lead role of Joseph is played by Kynan Robinson (19), Takerei Komene (17) and Cole Johnston (19). Directed by Jonathan Alver (Royal Shakespeare Company, NZ Opera, Shortland Street) musically directed by James Doy (NZ Musician of the Year 2014) the talented cast includes emerging talent discovered through NYTC’s Outreach Programme. The programme provides scholarships to singers, dancers and actors, giving them an opportunity to participate in an NYTC production. NYTC is a charitable trust providing a springboard for young performers to learn and thrive. It helps developing not only outstanding performance skills but also life skills. The company has become the premiere development ground for young stars in New Zealand with alumni working both nationally and internationally in musical theatre, opera, television and films— including graduates currently starring in School of Rock in London, and locally in Billy Elliot and Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’s public performances run on December 9-10 with tickets available now from Ticketmaster: www. ticketmaster.co.nz/NYTC-tickets/artist/2157055.
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Barrett shows his class O
nce again the magic of Beauden Barrett has provided the Midas touch to yet another exciting All Blacks victory following Sunday’s hard-fought 24-19 rugby result in Paris. It was the amazing Barrett from deep in his own territory who produced the cross-kick for Julian Savea to gather with a fingertip catch and send Israel Dagg racing for his 10th try of the season. And it was he who made the audacious interception and sprinted 90 m for the second try under the posts just when the French looked set to score. Barrett’s individual brilliance and a magnificent team defence earned a narrow victory against a French team that displayed both courage and attacking flair. But just as in Chicago and Dublin against Ireland, the All Blacks were outclassed at the breakdown. That is something coach Steve Hansen will be seriously concerned about leading up to next year’s tour of the British and Irish Lions after recent events have shown the Four Nations forwards are harder and tougher than their southern hemisphere counterparts. Claims that the All Blacks were in a class of their own after thrashing Australia, South Africa and Argentina have been proved groundless following the hard-fought battles
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against Ireland and France. The difference between a historic loss to the Irish in Chicago and a win in Dublin was the return of champion locks Brodie Retallick and Sam Whitelock. But even then Ireland won the breakdowns convincingly, as did France in Paris. They did so because they arrived en masse with lower body positions and struck with greater force and accuracy. Add the best of British and the Lions forwards should be that much tougher in 2017. Tough as Ireland and France have been, Hansen won’t have forgotten that it is Eddie Jones’ England who are the Six Nations champions and have risen to world No 2 behind New Zealand. England will want to confirm that this weekend by hammering Australia following the Wallabies narrow win against Scotland and loss to Wales. With Ireland and Italy having beaten the worst South African
team in memory, only the All Blacks have managed to carry the southern hemisphere banner with pride. Now they can enjoy a much needed summer rest and reflect on a successful season which produced a strong team effort, exciting stars Barrett, Dane Coles, Ben Smith and Israel Dagg and gifted newcomer Anton Lienert-Brown. Physically it has been a long, tough year, especially for the forwards, and Kieran Read’s attacking game has suffered as a consequence. But having taken over Richie McCaw’s captaincy role, he has led well, been masterly in aerial combat and has defended strongly. Read remains a national treasure. But fewer games in a season are required if he and some of his team-mates are going to be in peak condition to successfully face the challenge the Lions will present. Meanwhile it was heartening to see Tim Southee and Ross Taylor return to form in the second cricket test against Pakistan at Hamilton where the bowler took six first innings wickets and the batsman scored his 16th test century, one short of Martin Crowe’s NZ record. Good, too, to see Tom Latham score 80 and fellow opener Jeet Raval notch his second half-century in as many tests. ➤➤Ivan Agnew is an award-winning sports writer and author
Parnell Cricket Club’s Ben Rainger nicks a ball bowled by HPCC’s Mitchell McClenaghan to slip. Photo supplied Craig Speakman
Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club results The Marie Raos Ray White HPCC Premiers played Parnell CC in the first day of a two-day match at Lloyd Elsmore Park on Saturday. ■■ HPCC 151/10 (Bill Walsh 32, Rudi Botadra 36*; Josh Fisher 4/29, Ganesh Ratnasabapathy 3/20). ■■ Parnell CC 154/7 declared at the end of the day (Tim McIntosh 46, Ben Horne 55; Bill Walsh 3/15). ■■ Parnell claimed first innings points. Play will resume on Saturday. The Marie Raos Ray White HPCC Premier Reserves played Kumeu CC in the first day of a two-day match at Lloyd Elsmore Park on
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Sport results Tennis
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➤➤Semi-final 1 (November 18): Sunnyhills Tennis Club (women) lost to Royal Oak 2-6 at Koru Tennis Club in Pakuranga Heights. ➤➤5th-8th playoff 2 (November 18): Bucklands Beach Tennis Club (women) beat Parnell 2 8-0 at Bucklands Beach Tennis Club. ➤➤Semi-final 2 (November 25): Cockle
Bay Tennis Club (men) lost to Blockhouse Bay 1 0-8 at Cockle Bay Tennis Club. ➤➤5th and 6th playoff (November 25): Bucklands Beach Tennis Club (women) lost to Kohimarama 2-6 at Kohimarama. BBTC finish sixth.
➤➤3rd and 4th playoff (Friday, December 2, 6pm): Cockle Bay Tennis Club (men) vs. Parnell at Cockle Bay Tennis Club. ➤➤3rd and 4th playoff (Friday, December 2, 6pm): Sunnyhills Tennis Club (women) vs. Pompallier at Koru Tennis Club in Pakuranga Heights.
The Auckland Croquet Singles Championships were held at the Lloyd Elsmore Park lawns at the weekend. Players from all Auckland and Counties Manukau clubs, as well as some from as far away as Tauranga and Northland, took part in the competition. It was an especially successful event for Pakuranga Croquet Club, with Kurt Warn winning the premier division, Matthew Chen winning the intermediate division and Jeff Sunderland finishing runner up in the junior division.
Another gold medal for Brazilian jiu-jitsu star F
or the second year in a row, local Brazilian jiujitsu star Brandon Meyer has returned home from the Pan Pacific Kids Brazilian JiuJitsu Championships with a gold medal. After months of hard training, the 12-year-old travelled to Melbourne last month to compete in the biggest Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) competition in Australasia. Of the 200 competitors at the event, Brandon – competing in the 40-44kg, white to range belt – was one of only two Kiwis to win a division. The Year Seven student from Farm Cove Intermediate came out on top after three difficult four minute matches, including one against his Kiwi training partner Corban Glew, who picked up a bronze medal. “In each match my goal was to get my opponent to the ground, pass his legs, hold him down and submit him,” Brandon said, reflecting on
Brandon Meyer (second from left) on the podium at the Pan Pacific Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Melbourne last month. Photo supplied
his winning performance and second Pan Pac title. For the first time ever, the Pan Pacific Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships was rated as an international event. Brandon attributes a lot of his success to his coach and
newly-promoted black belt, Van Robertson, and his regular training partner Corban Glew, as well as his fellow fighters at the Auckland MMA gym in Pakuranga. He was recently promoted to a higher belt and aims to compete at the 2017 Kids
World BJJ Championships in the United States. The next 12 months will be dedicated to training and fundraising as Brandon strives to meet this goal, and he hopes to secure some sponsorship to help get him there.
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