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Tamihere packs in punches at debate There was more than a fiery exchange of words at the mayoral debate at the Fencible Lounge on Saturday – the body language between the mayoral candidates Phil Goff and John Tamihere spoke volumes. Turn to page 2. Times photo Wayne Martin

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oing by the applause, at every jab he took at Phil Goff, it looked like mayoral candidate John Tamihere was the winner of a mayoral debate between Tamihere, Goff and John Palino at the Fencible Lounge on Saturday. Organised by the Howick Residents and Ratepayers Association, Tamihere had come with sharpened claws as he hit out at Goff, openly calling him “a disgrace”. “Under his leadership things have got out of control. This mayor doesn’t understand business—from our rates going up to petrol prices, housing and faceless, non-elected bureaucrats of Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs) controlling Auckland Services; and million dollar reviews that no one gets to read,” Tamihere said. The former Labour Party Minister clearly won round one as the people in the room openly

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Left: Tamihere said it’s not about left or right – Auckland gets left and right in the present leadership; Centre: Phil Goff seemed rankled by Tamihere’s constant needling; Right: John Palino mainly pushed for satellite cities.

applauded while Goff put on a brave front. Tamihere laced his repeated attacks with one-liners. “It’s not about left or right – Auckland gets left and right in the present leadership.” Third time candidate Palino sat between Tamihere and Goff and was the perfect foil between them when things got heated. Palino refused to draw blood and instead preferred to focus on finding a solution to the traffic congestion as he pushed the idea of satellite cities and spoke up for small businesses. “Socially we are a failure. The house prices have not jumped because of immigrants or foreign investors but because of the Unitary Plan. What we are doing is clearly not working. We need to do things differently. “Only 15 per cent of the people work in CBD, you are leaving the other 85 per cent out,” he pointed out. It was interesting to note that while John

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While we had planned for 3500 houses a year, in 2019 we have consented to over 14,000 new homes. We are building a lot more terraced apartments. Housing First had housed 5000 people. While the plan for wastewater spills into the habour was a 30 year plan, I have demanded that the overflow be stopped in less than a decade as we separate stormwater with the wastewater.” Goff also touched on the sore subject of the

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360 degrees view shaft at Stockade Hill saying the Unitary Plan had got it wrong and that Howickians are now assured of 137 degrees of sea views – to which he was curtly informed by members of the audience saying he had been wrongly informed. The fight for the race to the mayoral post clearly seemed to be between the two experienced politicians as Goff was beginning to get a little hot under the collar. It felt like Tami-

here had got under his skin by the end of the debate. It led one of the local politicians to comment saying, “It’s easy to promise the world when you are not in power. The real test is when you are in the hot seat and can deliver.” ➤➤As the Times went to press, mayoral candidate Palino has pulled out of the mayoral race, saying he would like Tamihere to have “the best chance to win”.

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Tamihere is standing for the Auckland mayoralty with former National Minister and Auckland councillor Chris Fletcher as deputy designate, Goff often referred to Fletcher for silent support as he refuted some of Tamihere’s allegations. Goff tried to score the second round talking about the Eastern Busway. “We have added more bus routes and there are many more people travelling on buses now.

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Two more cases of measles at schools ■■By Nick Krause There have been two confirmed cases of measles at two local high schools. Auckland Regional Public Health Service clinical director Dr Julia Peters confirmed to the Times that it informed Macleans College and Pakuranga College last Friday that a student at the school had been confirmed with the highly contagious disease measles. It follows two cases reported at Brookby School and Wakaaranga schools last month (Times, July 4). Dr Peters said this week: “We have provided the school with advice and resources on what a staff member or student should do if they have been exposed to measles. Our advice is that anyone who has been in contact with the  measles  case and is not immune should stay home in quarantine until the end of this week.” Auckland Regional Public Health Service receives notifications of  measles  cases in the region from GPs and laboratories so the service can act to stop the spread of the disease. Pakuranga College confirmed it had one confirmed case. A statement sent to parents said Public Health Service advice is that those students who may have been in close contact with this person (same class, tutor class, sports teams, etc.) may have been exposed to the virus and, if they have not been vaccinated, should be quarantined for a few days.  “We have been in touch with the families of all students who may have been in close contact. It is likely there will be more cases over the coming

weeks so it is important that all students get vaccinated. If your child has not been vaccinated, please get this done as soon as possible,” the newsletter said. Macleans College principal Steven Hargreaves confirmed he received a call last Friday from a doctor from the Public Health Service to confirm a case of measles with one of its students.  A subsequent email from the doctor said: “We understand that a large majority of students and staff may have been exposed on the 1st and 2nd of August through sports, transport, assembly and classrooms. Therefore the quarantine period for exposure students and staff has commenced from Thursday 8th  up to  and including  the 16th  of August. To avoid any confusion I have therefore placed on the documents that the quarantine period is until the 17th August.  Hargreaves said once they had this information from the doctor they emailed all families and staff.  The essence of the email is that we have had a case of measles.  It says the student has potentially been in close proximity to any number of students on campus and therefore it was important to stay away from school unless they had been immunised. “School has carried on as normal today (Monday). There are a small number of staff away as they are unsure of their immunity status so they are having a blood test to confirm before returning to school,” Hargreaves said. “There are a small percentage of students away but the campus looks as busy as usual.”

Building Bridges — Leader in Maraetai ■■By Jim Birchall

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ational Party leader Simon Bridges has slapped down a potential alliance with the Greens and derided the growing number of people on unemployment benefit. Bridges shared his views at a public meeting chaired by National MP for Hunua Andrew Bayly, which was held at Maraetai Bowling Club last Thursday. The leader of the opposition held forum with the about 120 locals who braved a wet and wintery east Auckland night. Bridges started by re-enforcing party policy on business growth and confidence, the proposed establishment of a national cancer agency, the government’s neglect of dairy farmers, red tape in the construction and building industries (which he took almost a libertarian stance of suggesting “less government”, and the downward trend in international student arrivals. After hearing from local figures in the education and business sectors, the floor was opened to questions. Bridges took a pro stance on immigration when quizzed, but emphasised putting New Zealanders first when it came to employment opportunities. He conceded unemployment figures were at their lowest (3.9 per cent down

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from 4.2 per cent in March) but tempered that by stating “there are now 15,500 more people on the dole “owing to a net migration rate of 58,400 people as of February this year”. He also said he was a big believer that those who “can work, should work”. The local hot-button topic of a new high school was raised and awakened the floor. Residents bemoaned their current predicament of having to send their children to high school in Papakura, due to its low decile status. The presence of a couple of detractors kept the debate lively. When asked if his party would ever consider forming an alliance with the Green party, Bridge’s comically suggested National were not a party interested in promoting “trendy, woke, cool causes” and referred to the Green’s “water-

melon status” being “green on the outside, and red on the inside”. Bridges emphasised National’s core ethos of investing in infrastructure and education by stating he wanted New Zealand children “to be the best in the world” and passed on the new school inquiry to Bayly who could not give a start date for the proposed, but unconfirmed project. The questioning ended with clarification sought on repair and replacement of Siberia Hill’s notoriously dangerous road seal and passing lane. Bill Cashmore, deputy mayor of Auckland, and Franklin ward representative, offered assurance that the project was “top of the list” which was met by general scepticism by the crowd, with one humorous quip of “you said that last year” coming from the backbenches.

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n view of the primary and intermediate school principals threatening to go on strike with regards to better working conditions and pay parity with secondary school principals, the Ministry of Education has presented New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) with a settlement offer to primary principals on Friday, August 9. The offer would see all primary principals receive pay parity with secondary principals on their base pay components (roll, staffing and decile payments), and a three per cent pay increase each year for three years. The offer provides most principals with a cumulative pay increase of about 11 per cent. The increase for the principals of our smallest schools (with fifty children or less) will be significantly higher. The offer lifts the salary of these principals to match the rate of pay for principals leading schools of 100 students or less. As a result a primary school principal’s minimum salary will be $104,000 by August 2021, an increase of over $16,500. Additional support staff will be provided for small schools to ensure there are at least two staff members in every school

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during the school day, from 28 January 2020. A $300,000 per annum professional development fund for principals will be established from January 28, 2020. All principals who are members of the NZEI will receive a one-off lump sum of $1500 each (pro-rated for principals working part time). The Accord continues to be offered to primary principals. There are around 1,950 primary principals. The cost of this offer is about $68 million over three years. Primary schools in New Zealand range in size. The smallest school has two students and

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the largest has over 1,200. Just over a quarter of 1953 primary schools have fewer than 100 students. Another 220 have 100-150 students and about 930 have between 150 to 500 students. The principals will vote on the collective agreement offer from August 15-19. Principal of Owairoa Primary School Alan McIntyre confirms saying, “In terms of the Principal Collective Agreement offer, principals around the country are meeting this week to discuss the offer and to vote on it.” He personally believes that the offer will be accepted and no further action will be taken.

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Men of steel united in shaving for a cure Harris Road based steel company is out to better last year’s massive fundraising achievement. Local company United Steel and its parent group United Industries (UIL) are once again about to ‘Brave the Shave’. After a hugely successful workplace fundraiser last year when more than $35,000 was raised for the Cancer Society, group health & safety manager Ben Hammond, recently put a request out to the group asking staff to again get involved in the initiative. On Daffodil Day (August 30), a team from United Steel will step up and have their heads shaved. The first people to sign up were staff members Jane and Graham. Jane’s motivation for getting involved was to encourage awareness, which she says “is so important”, and cited the example of her family

member; “my sister in law had a double mastectomy and she’s been told that she’s now cancer free – She is so, so strong”. Graham said, “There have been a few people in my family who have been through Cancer; my aunty, my grandfather. Some have beat it; some have passed away from it. My grandfather kept quiet when he went through his battle”. Ben reiterated, “I think one of the big reasons why this campaign is so important is because early diagnosis matters. The sooner you get to the doctor, the better your chances are at beating cancer. It’s a very cool fundraiser, but also this is about encouraging people to get the doctor as soon as possible “. ➤➤If you or your company would like to get involved in the project this coming Daffodil Day, visit bravetheshave.everydayhero.com

local MP is trying to catch the person responsible for repeatedly defacing his community signs. Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga, says over the last 18 months his community signs promoting various public meetings have been defaced all across the Pakuranga electorate. “It would seem that this is the work of the same individual(s), as each sign is defaced in the same precise manner,” Brown says. “This usually involves the removal of my face and name from the sign, while leaving the meeting details intact. This indicates the person responsible has an issue with me personally, as opposed to the National Party or the issues involved. “I respect the absolute right of people to disagree with me or my views, but there are better ways to express these feelings. As the local MP I have a duty to represent all of my constituents whether they like me or not, and I take that job seriously.” Brown is asking whoever is responsible for the ongoing vandalism to stop and reach out to him if they have a view or concern they would like to discuss with him. “In addition to being as accessible as I can, I hold these public

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Is Local Government delivering for Aucklanders? East Auckland residents will no doubt have noticed the Auckland Council elections are in full swing with numerous candidate billboards in place across town. As the local-body elections in October draw near, we can rightly ponder whether Aucklanders are getting the standard of services we deserve from our council. A large part of my job, and the work done through my Botany Electorate Office, involves helping locals navigate the Council’s extensive bureaucracy to achieve a positive outcome with whatever issue they may have. Some of these are very public issues, such as trying to improve safety at Tarnica Park in Northpark. Others are smaller local issues such as getting overgrown trees cut or removing abandoned vehicles. Residents near Tarnica Park want safety measures installed at their local green space to reduce the instances of drinking, fighting and anti-social behaviour. It took a large effort from a group of fed-up local residents and myself by pressuring the Howick Local Board for many months to get traction and have these reasonable safety concerns addressed. Such local issues should be dealt with quickly and effectively and it’s disappointing when they aren’t. Sadly Aucklanders do not experience high levels of service to match our ever increasing rates bills. It’s been almost a decade since

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the super-city Auckland Council was amalgamated into a single entity in late 2010. Residents may ask whether the Parliament did the right thing by merging the seven individual city and district Councils across Auckland into one giant organisation. We should also ask whether the CCO model works well. Auckland Transport, Watercare, and several other companies operate at arm’s length from elected representatives, often out of citizens’ grasp. Local Government reviews and restructures in New Zealand tend to go in ten-yearly cycles. It’s timely to ask whether we should review how the Council operates, whether amalgamation has resulted in the wins for local people that we were expecting, and if its current structure could be made more efficient. If we didn’t get it right, maybe it’s time we thought about how to fix it. Equally locals may well look at the representatives currently serving on the Howick Local Board and ask whether they have delivered, or if new leadership is needed in local government in East Auckland. ➤ Jami-Lee Ross, MP for Botany

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chools have long relied on the support of communities to fund special items to ensure students have access to the latest in technology and educational experience. In that spirit, Botany Town Centre is using its platform to help 10 local primary schools through its School Rewards campaign. Till August 18, every $50 spent at the centre is a point towards a shopper’s chosen school. A total of $9,000 will be given to local schools for school supplies. Libby Slaughter, deputy principal at Pakuranga Heights School, says she and the school will be spreading the message about the campaign through school assembly announcements, social media and school notices to encourage students’ families participate in the campaign and support their school. “We are a fantastic, vibrant, urban city school with a diverse range of students, cultures and needs. Recently, our school lost a classroom to a fire and we have been busy working to replace the classroom and lost resources. “Part of the rebuild has meant that we have lost precious field space, The Botany Fundraising

Every $50 spent at the Botany Town Centre is a point towards a shopper’s chosen school. Photo supplied

project is a wonderful fundraising opportunity for our school to ensure our students are still able to play a range of sports and have space to play in most weather conditions by funds going towards a large shade sail,” she says. “School Rewards would be one of our first big fundraising initiatives, which we hope will support us in improving facilities for our students.” Riverhills School hopes to provide sun protection for its students. Principal Sarah Allen says, “We always strive for opportunities to generate additional funding so we can continue to provide excellent

resources and learning opportunities for Riverhills students. Sun protection is an important goal that the school has prioritised.” Kerrie Hughes, centre manager at Botany Town Centre, says, “We’re looking forward to being able to use our platform to support schools with their fundraising needs. The School Rewards campaign is about more than just raising money – it’s about connecting with our local schools, listening to and understanding their needs. It’s about coming together as a community to collaborate and pool resources.” Customers will receive one token for every $50 they spend in the centre between August 5-18. After presenting their receipts to Customer Services, they can place their votes for their chosen school in the boxes provided for voting. Customers will then need to fill out an entry form to go in the draw to win a personal $1,000 shopping spree. Participating schools are Baverstock Oaks School, Botany Downs Primary, East Tamaki Primary, Elm Park School, Mission Heights Primary, Pakuranga Heights School, Point View School, Riverhills School, Shelly Park School and Willowbank School.

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➤ Community notices Tips for interview preparation – a free information session by Citizens Advice Bureau Pakuranga on Friday August 30 from 10am12noon, Pakuranga Library, 7 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga. Learn useful tips for a job interview. Registration necessary. Light refreshments. Contact Vani on 021 459 520 or email settlement.pakuranga@cab.org.nz.

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U3A Ormiston next meets on Thursday August 22 at 10am at Flat Bush Old School Hall, cnr of Flat Bush School and Murphy’s Roads. Our main speaker will be Frank Olsson, president of the NZ-Europe Business Council, and Honorary Consul for Sweden. All welcome, free admission, morning tea provided. Come along and find out what U3A is all about. Contact Mike Lowe 279 3956.

MECOSS meeting

Manukau East Community Networking Meeting is on Friday, August 23 from 1.30-2.30pm at All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick. This is an opportunity to share information, discuss ideas and collaborate with like-minded people and commu-

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Coffee & conversation at Howick Library, Friday September 6, 10.30-11.30am. Hear our guest speaker from Communicare. Refreshments provided. All welcome. Free.

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New park and ride “We have been monitoring the new T2 lane and have seen improvements to journey times, increased bus patronage and minimal impact to the travel times of general traffic along Pakuranga Road,” said Duncan Humphrey, AMETI programme director- Eastern Busway. “We have also been reviewing journey times across the wider east Auckland area, including Waipuna Bridge and Lagoon Drive and there has been very little impact on journey times for cars or buses as a result of construction.” Humphrey said this shows that people are taking advantage of the new options and we expect the new park and ride service to add to this. “Alongside providing more travel choice, these new transport measures are also focused on giving these local communities better access to public transport and increasing the amount of people that can travel along this busy

stretch of road during peak travel times and offering the opportunity for people to leave their cars at home,” said Humphrey. Auckland Transport is also working with residents, schools and businesses in local communities of Pakuranga and Howick, offering personalised journey plans that provide alternative options for people travelling around the area. This initiative has been running for three weeks and 500 people have signed up for the initiative so far. The $1.4 billion AMETI Eastern Busway will bring rapid transit travel options to one of Auckland’s fastest growing areas with a congestion-free, high frequency, Busway that will carry more than 7500 passengers during peak hours between new stations in Botany, Pakuranga, and Panmure and onwards to other parts of the region. The park and ride is planned to operate until 2021 when construction of Stage 1 is complete.

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WWII veteran remembered World War II veteran Benjamin Alfred Smith passed away peacefully on August 10 in his 99th year. A service to celebrate Ben’s life was held at the Howick RSA yesterday. Smith - 203420 - served from 1941 to 1946 in 2nd Div NZEF finishing as a corporal. After the war Ben met and married the late Gwen, and they moved to Paeroa. Then he bought Mangakino Motors in the South Waikato in 1952. That year they lost everything in a devastating fire but they rebuilt the business and continued to run it between 1952 until 1965. Ben then bought Mangakino Buses which he operated until 1970 when he and Gwen and the

family moved to Howick. He lived in Howick/Bucklands Beach for nearly 50 years, working for the last five or six years of his working life for Howick Borough Council running their engineering workshops in Moore Street. Prior to that he was a mechanic and workshop manager at NZ Motor Corporation in Picton Street. Ben was an active member of KEV Bowling and Bucklands Beach Bowling Clubs and the Howick RSA. He loved gardening; fishing and family. He is survived by his five children - Gary, Lorraine, Karen, Bev and Alan, his 11 grandchildren – Adrian, Troy, Jacqui, George, Sasha, Gemma, Alina, Luke, Ste-

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Your view UK/US should stay out of Hong Kong protest

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write-up and when District Governor Wendy found out she said – “send it out to the clubs in the district”. For the two days in June we set up camp in the Botany Town Carpark and over these days collected 245 pairs of jammies – not only from the general public but with great support from other clubs. Many thanks to Remuera, Pukekohe, Pakuranga-Panmure and Eden Epsom who dropped off big bags of jammies. Also thanks to Kamo Club who couriered a bag full to us.

When the Middlemore Foundation – the support Foundation for KidzFirst and South Auckland Health – approached our Lions Club for help to collect 40,000 pairs of pyjamas for those kids in need, we came up with the plan to promote this with our “Stuff a Campervan with Jammies” campaign. Member Clayton had a big campervan and a quick approach to the people who control that parking space at the Botany Town Centre provided us with a great central collection place. Support from our local Howick & Pakuranga Times got us a good

ing in HK to be sent back to China to stand trial? As to the USA, why is it still keen on having someone living in NZ extradited back to USA to stand trial?  I would think it’s a more just policy than for Australia to send its prisoners who have done wrong in Australia and served their terms, to live in New Zealand. Margaret Scott, Pakuranga

tained in just one edition – the life and times of our neck of the woods in all its diversity, outrage, hilarity and awesomeness is so brightly presented.  Who knew so much goes on around us.  A nod to the many advertisers too – they help support the essential spirit of community a newspaper provides.  Please keep reporting. Marin Burgess

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We must unite for security

Good morning - The expected and taken-for-granted regular delivery of the Howick and Pakuranga Times seems now to be a thing of the past so it  is pleasing to see the pop-up baskets and trays with current copies available in local businesses and libraries. Great move.  How much  information is con-

Re: Tarnica Park (Times, July 25). It was good to see Botany MP JamiLee Ross’s concerns regarding the ongoing struggles our neighbours in North Park and Tarnica Road area have been having. It was very disturbing, if not significantly alarming, that the police didn’t attend the public meeting

held last Saturday. We were told that of those searchable, we could only find five calls of concern in the parks area in the last 10 years. There have been multiple offences including stabbings so for such a small number to be reported is an oxymoron and either shows we are hypochondriacs or that there is something going on internally with our team in blue. The Luke family, Mr Ross and Howick Local Board member Mike Turinsky have done an incredible job on behalf of the residents to get a commitment in principal to have additional lighting for this area. Member Turinsky had also gone the extra mile talking to residents on how they would feel more comfortable talking to police as well as inquiring whether security involvement would be beneficial This is hard mahi that will con-

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Recently I was sent a video of the protest in Hong Kong. In the video was a group of young people with masks over their faces, an older Western man there giving them advice and within the picture were both a British and an American flag with the young people.   Here I am, thinking that the protest was by the young Hong Kongites against China for its extradition policy but now I know it is inspired by the West, for the West, using the young people in Hong Kong whom they have brainwashed, against their motherland China!  If we were to do a bit of research into history, Hong Kong never belonged to the West or Britain.  It was only ceded to Britain for 100 years because China lost in the Opium Wars.    In the 100 years that Britain had the country, did it do anything to improve the lives of the people there?  All the wealth from Hong Kong was for the benefit of UK and those that suck up to the West.  That’s why Hong Kong is a real difficult place for many ordinary people, hardworking though they may be.  The improvements to Hong Kong began after 1997 when HK was returned to China and under the one country-two systems administration.  So to Britain, back off and leave Hong Kong back to her Mother.  Also, every country has an extradition policy, so why is it wrong for China to ask that someone who has committed a crime in China and liv-

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SITUATIONS VACANT

NURSE MANAGER

AssistAnt store MAnAger

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• East Auckland based, cornerstone accredited We the Doctors at Ti Rakau are part of the Green Cross Medical division. About the position and you: We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced nurse manager to lead the nursing team at The Doctors Ti Rakau. We envisage this role will be 20-24 hours per week. You will be supported by an experienced nursing team. You will be part of the centre management team and responsible for recruitment and day-to-day management of the nursing team. The development and delivery of high quality and expanding range of nursing services for our patients and significantly involved with all the ongoing quality improvements within the practice. You will also undertake a clinical component and contribute towards Cornerstone and Urgent Care accreditation. Key attributes include: • Leadership and management experience • Clinical experience in, and passion for, primary care and/or urgent care • Proven quality improvement experience • Great communication skills at all levels • Experience with patient management systems such as Medtech You must be registered with current practising and CPR certificates. Please send your CV and covering letter to jo.sutton@tr.thedoctors.co.nz or go to Greencross website, careers.greencrosshealth.nz Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit.

Experience in the wire industry would be an advantage but not essential. However, forkhoist and driver licences would be preferred. We are looking for someone with a good work ethic, who is reliable, and who has a can-do attitude. Please send CV to admin@wireworksnz.com or phone 274 9407

required for a busy motel

SITUATIONS VACANT

TECHNICIAN REquIREd We require somebody who is capable of using their initiative for a handyperson role within a caravan yard. This role is permanent full time from Monday to Friday with the occasional Saturday.

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1964

TYRE FITTER/WHEEL ALIGNMENT TECHNICIAN

Email: tania@jaycoauckland.co.nz Ph: 09 271 3434

A vacancy has arisen for a reliable and hardworking team member to join the forecourt service team as a tyre fitter and/or wheel alignment technician. Previous experience within the tyre industry preferred, although training and support will be given to the successful applicant. You will need to be willing to work rostered Saturdays, be self-motivated and physically fit. This is a 100% family owned and operated Tyre company who have been providing tyres and service to the transport industry and local community since 1964. The successful applicant must have a full clean NZ Drivers License and be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. If you are looking for stability, security and like the thought of working for a family owned and orientated business, then send your application today. Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa. Contact craig@hasliptyres.co.nz or phone 0274 791 709 FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1964

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Service co-ordinator

We are looking for a Service Coordinator person to join our team at Blueprint Diesel Company Limited. This is a front-line role which requires a good phone manner, fluent English and computer skills. A mechanical aptitude is necessary. Any experience or understanding of diesel engines will be an advantage. We specialise in DEUTZ engines. Training will be given internally and opportunities to train internationally. The role is a key part of our business and team. The right candidate will be a team player and focus on customer service liaising between service personal, spare parts, clients, suppliers and management. Remuneration is negotiable, any evidence of experience or skills will be considered. This role is an integral part of our business and finding the right person is key to us. We are happy to consider and discuss options regarding working hours and days for the right candidate. Please send your CV to admin@blueprintdiesel.co.nz James 021 249 1902 DE269456

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international student manager

Medical Receptionist

We are currently seeking an experienced certified Mechanic to join our family, locally owned and operated business in Howick, East Auckland. Daily responsibilities include general servicing, repairs & modifications, diagnostics, tyre fitting & balancing, WOF Inspections. We require an applicant who has: • Good Time Management Skills • The ability to work to a consistently high standard with great problem solving skills • A current WOF vehicle inspector certificate • A current and clean driver’s license • Must be fluent in all aspects of the English language • A good standard of personal presentation and tidy work habits • Ability to identity and meet customer needs This is a full time role and will include weekend work on Saturdays on a roster basis. Competitive salary based on the candidates experience/skills.

Approx 35 hours per week

As the first point of contact for our patients you will have exceptional communication skills, be able to work effectively under pressure while being patient focused and have a caring and professional manner. Experience in a medical practice an advantage but training will be provided. We are a well established General Practice with 5 Doctors and we are a teaching practice. Onsite we have Psychologisst and Audiologists. Our ideal person is warm and friendly and someone keen to commit to a long term position. This positions for approx 35 hours per week, and shared cover when other staff members away. Successful candidates will be: ● well presented ● have experience in a similar role ● friendly, proactive, energetic, have a positive attitude, and finish tasks set ● able to work well in a team environment ● have an excellent phone manner MP270128-V2

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If you think you are the right person for this role please send you CV to: bronwyn@myhealthteam.nz Applications close 17th August 2019

Looking for local staff?

Botany Downs Secondary College is currently recruiting for a dynamic, collaborative, and enthusiastic team player with the ability to establish, build and maintain strong connections and relationships with our partners and agents, within the global international student market. This position will contribute to the strategic direction, marketing, pastoral care and accommodation provisions for over 150 international students. Ideally this position would suit someone with a background in marketing/public relations and/or relationship management. • You will need a high level of computer literacy and demonstrate creativity to drive great outcomes. • Flexibility to travel nationally and internationally is a requirement; we estimate approximately 4 to 7 weeks annually. • Familiarity with the Education (Pastoral Care for International Students) Code of Practice 2016, and experience with NCEA and the New Zealand Education System, would be beneficial. This position reports to the Director of International Students, and the Principal. This is a full-time, permanent position, and start date is to be negotiated. The successful applicant will work 40 hours per week with 4 week’s annual leave but must have sufficient flexibility to ensure the diverse needs of our international students are met. Remuneration will reflect the importance of this role. In addition, the candidate would need: – Experience with, and the ability to lead a team, set strategy, devise a marketing plan and work within a budget; – Understanding of, and empathy for different cultures; – The ability to promote the school both off and on shore; – Experience working with teenagers.

Phone our classified department to advertise your job vacancy

Ph 271 8055 We will place your public notice in the next available issue of the Botany and Ormiston Times for only $93 + gst per insertion Just give us a call on 09 271 8055 or email your form to classifieds@times.co.nz Please include your phone number

enrolment officer

AucklAnd BAsed – WArehouse AssistAnts – Fixed term

ARE YOU ... Enthusiastic, Vibrant, Self Motivated & keen to work as part of our admin team where staff wellbeing is part of our work culture If so, we need YOU ... as our

Duties include accident and medical treatment to our students and co-ordinating the College wellbeing programme. Hours: 8.30 – 4.00 daily (negotiable): school terms: To commence: as soon as possible. Nursing or medical experience would be desirable. Application form and full job description are available on website: www.sanctamaria.school.nz Apply in writing enclosing application form & CV to: Business Manager P O Box 64 437 Botany Town Centre MANUKAU CITY Or email: m.littlejohn@sanctamaria.school.nz Applications close: 20 August 2019 MP270277

Phone 09 271 8000 • www.times.co.nz

TO LET

STEVEN HANG Local Rental and Property Manager

 Positive and approachable  Reliable and self motivated  Excellent knowledge of local area  Zero tolerance for any arrears

Applications for both positions will close on Monday 19 August 2019 at 4pm.

Please download an Application Form from www.bdsc.school.nz and for both positions, please submit completed Application Form, Cover Letter and CV via Email to: t.horsford@bdsc.school.nz. Short-listed applicants will be required to undergo a Police Vet, once every three years. Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa and a clean driver’s licence is required.

Steven Hang has been working in real estate for ten years and in property management since 2014. He is fluent both in English and Mandarin and is also experienced in all aspects of property management and the Residential Tenancy Act. Steven’s aim is to provide great service to satisfy landlords and tenants. Steven Hang, Flat Bush and Botany offices. DDI 09 212 5729 Mobile 021 409 293 Mountfort Estate Agents Ltd Licensed (REAA 2008)

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MEDICAL / WELLBEING CO-ORDINATOR

Botany Downs Secondary College is currently recruiting for a versatile, enthusiastic and team-focused Enrolments Officer. As one of the first points of contact for our College, the Enrolment Officer will have a welcoming, helpful manner, professional appearance and excellent communication skills. The Enrolment Officer’s role is for full-time employment, term time only with additional time during holidays to be negotiated. Hours of work from 8:00am to 4:00pm daily. Furthermore the candidate will: • Maintain accurate, up-to-date records of enrolments • Handle enrolment enquiries professionally and efficiently • Manage applications, confirmations and waiting lists • Be indirectly involved in the marketing and promotion of the College • Be willing to adopt other administrative tasks as and when required, with a helpful and collaborative approach.

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VisitorPoint Ltd operates the largest national tourism brochure distribution network in New Zealand. Due to the approaching busy summer season, we are currently seeking two warehouse assistants to help with the warehousing and distribution tasks in our busy Auckland warehouse located in Penrose. These are fixed term positions, one October 2019-April 2020 and the other November 2019-January 2020. Tasks include daily dispatch of orders, freighting, receipting inwards goods, undertaking stock takes, merchandising of displays and other general distribution and warehousing duties. Hours are generally Monday-Friday 8am-4.30pm with extra hours required from time to time. Previous experience in warehousing, advantageous but not essential. Applicants for this position should be a New Zealand resident or hold a current work visa. Key skills required for this role include: • Current New Zealand or International Drivers Licence • Physically fit and able • A confident, proactive and an enthusiastic ‘can do’ attitude • Happy to work in a small team environment VisitorPoint Ltd is a living wage employer. Applications to: Anthony Stanton, Auckland Branch Manger anthony.s@visitorpoint.co.nz

Required for manufacturing and processing wire products and general warehouse duties.

Casual Room attendant

We are looking for a fit, reliable person who enjoys physical outdoor work to join our small team at Ayrlies Gardens in Whitford full time. Previous experience working in gardens or keeping grounds is beneficial.

If this sound likes you, please send a CV and cover letter to nickybman77@gmail.co.nz

Machine Operator

Part time

GARDENER WANTED

Please send your CV to: recruitment@bark.co.nz

Applicants for this position should have a LCQ and NZ Residency or a valid NZ work visa. This is a full time role. Email CV & cover letter: winepluspirits2@gmail.com DY270432

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Part-time Maternity cover 1 year The Doctors Ti Rakau

SITUATIONS VACANT

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Agnew’s

OPINION

ANGLE

Awful Aussies now awesome N

o excuses. The one-time awful Aussies were awesome in inflicting upon the All Blacks a 47-26 rugby thrashing in Perth last Saturday. The sending off of lock Scott Barrett just before half-time would have made no difference to the final result although the margin would have been closer. The Wallabies were that superior, winning the forward battle, retaining possession and running hard onto their passes. My pre-match warning that the All Blacks were creaking didn’t go down well with some readers, but it was the Aussies who performed like a well oiled machine. Now with the Bledisloe Cup at risk in Saturday’s return at fortress Eden Park where Australia last beat New Zealand in 1986, the All Blacks will be determined to avenge last week’s humiliation. But do they have the ability to support their motivation? It will require a major improvement to do so with Australian confidence deservedly riding high against some former stars who are performing a bit like the old grey mare. Still it was encouraging to note skipper Kieran Read’s never-say-die performance with good support from Sam Whitelock, Sam Cane, Ardie Savea and replacement prop

Scott Barrett (left) was handed a red card in the match against the Wallabies on Saturday.

Atu Moli. Aaron Smith and Richie Mo’unga combined neatly but without the authority hoped for on a day Wallaby halfback Nic White was a masterly puppeteer and wings Reece Hodge and Marika Koroibete were a constant menace. James O’Connor and Kurtly Beale also slotted in at centre and fullback superbly, justifying coach Michael Chieka’s confidence.

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Second-five Anton Lienert-Brown and fullback Beauden Barrett were the All Blacks’ best backs but wings Ben Smith and Rieko Ioane are lacking the snap and crackle that has made them champion performers. They are not alone in that and coach Steve Hansen faces a major challenge knocking his men into shape within seven days. A narrow win against Argentina and a 16-all draw against new Rugby

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discipline. Seldom have their forwards suffered humiliation to the extent dished out by Michael Hooper’s much-improved pack in Perth. And this without requiring David Pocock’s special talents at pilfering the ball a la Richie McCaw. Having earlier convincingly beaten Australia, South Africa finished in style with 46-13 win against Argentina, Handre Pollard scoring 31 points including two tries. Under coach Rassie Erasmus they have developed their game beyond forward power and kick and chase and are reaping the rewards. Meanwhile the Black Ferns maintained their supremacy in women’s rugby by giving the Wallaroos and even bigger hiding, 47-10, than the Wallabies gave the All Blacks. Women’s rugby has made tremendous progress in recent years with halfback Kendra Cocksedge last year judged the best female or male in the land. The women’s sevens are a delight to watch and the 15-a-side Black Ferns world champions have also raised the bar. Watch out for powerful wing Ayesha Leti-i’iga who plays like a dynamic young Inga Tuigamala. ➤ Ivan Agnew is an awardwinning sports writer

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