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he trial of the man accused of killing young Pakuranga mother Chozyn Koroheke is underway in the High Court at Auckland. Turiarangi Tai is accused of shooting Ms Koroheke once in the abdomen at close range with a 12 gauge double-barrelled shotgun at a house on Pakuranga Rd on April 4 last year. Ms Koroheke died from her injuries in the back of an ambulance later that night. On Monday, the Crown

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Home destroyed by blaze in Pakuranga A Pakuranga home has been destroyed after a fire that ripped through the propert at the weekend. A neighbour on Archmillen Avenue said she called emergency services after smelling smoke and seeing flames through the house’s window. She says by the time she got to the top of the communal driveway, the house was engulfed in flames. Four fire appliances responded to the incident. She says loud noises could be heard as the

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presented its opening statement to the court. Crown prosecutor Mark Williams told the court Tai’s actions showed intent – no matter how briefly. “Mr Tai knew what he wanted to do. He loaded the firearm, disengaged the safety catch and he deliberately pulled the trigger with the clear intention to kill her or, at the very least, injure her.” Mr Williams said the relationship between Tai and Ms Koroheke was short, but “characterised by violence.” “That violence manifested itself with fatal consequences.”

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deck and roof of the house caved in. “The entire house was engulfed in flames... If the fire brigade had showed up any later I think surrounding houses would have caught fire as well,” she says.

He told the court Tai’s attitude towards Ms Koroheke “was one of control and suspicion. Chozyn had told friends that Tai had threatened to shoot her – and on one occasion, had pointed a gun at her.” The Crown alleges Tai also stabbed Ms Koroheke in the thigh with a knife on one occasion. “It was a relationship characterised by frequent violence and controlling behaviour at the hands of Tai.” Defence lawyer for Tai, Peter Kaye urged the jury to put their emotions aside and judge the case dispassionately. “We all know we’re here because a 22-year-old young woman has died. We can never bring her back…. equally, another 22-year-old in Mr charged with the most serious criminal offence that our criminal law knows – murder. “Quite a sobering thought at the age of 22 for both of them isn’t it?” He asked the jurors to look at the word murder in documents as a “two sided mirror”, and also see the word manslaughter. “There’s no argument about the issue or whether it caused death. You cannot find him not guilty. It’s either guilty of murder or manslaughter,” said Mr Kaye.

One witness, who described her friendship with Ms Koroheke as “very close” and “like sisters” said the relationship between the defendant and victim was “a bit rocky, but it was clear they loved each other”. Samantha Douglas, who was in a relationship with Koroheke’s brother and lived with Tai and Koroheke at the address on Pakuranga Rd, said the pair argued frequently – and it got worse in the week leading up to the victim’s death. Douglas told the court the relationship between the two “got bad quick” and said she had taken Koroheke to hospital on two occasions – the first time because Tai had “smacked her [in the head] with a rock” which she estimated to be around 10cm in diameter. She said the day of the incident had been quieter than usual because Tai had been ignoring the victim. That afternoon, Tai had brought a double-barrelled shotgun into the house and was “showing it off,” the court heard. Ms Douglas was unimpressed. The victim and defendant allegedly argued later that day when Tai asked Koroheke for petrol money and she refused, saying: “he hasn’t talked to me all day, why should I help him?”

Douglas told the court she had witnessed Tai packing up his car. Tai reversed out only to come back down the driveway, where Ms Koroheke went out to see why the defendant had returned. She then ran back inside, saying “he’s got a shotgun”. Douglas told the court she, Koroheke and Koroheke’s brother Nacyn took cover in Douglas and Nacyn’s bedroom. She says it was a matter of seconds between Tai pushing the door to the bedroom open with the shotgun and Koroheke being shot. The court heard that Tai allegedly hit Koroheke in the head with the shotgun and said “You f*****g b**ch, before jabbing Koroheke in the stomach with the gun and pulling the trigger. Under examination from Williams, Douglas recounted how Koroheke held her right hip, looked at her [Douglas] and collapsed into her brother’s arms after being shot. Douglas said Tai and Nacyn then yelled out at her to call an ambulance. She then ran to a neighbour’s house to use a telephone. She said immediately after shooting Koroheke, Tai began crying and repeating “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.” The trial has been set down for four weeks.

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Botany Town Centre is keeping the identity of a new major tenant under wraps for now as it begins a massive multi-million dollar development. AMP Capital last month announced a $78 million development and expansion project at the centre which will involve major refurbishment in Market Square, Garden Lane and a substantial extension to The Pavilions. The development will include the introduction of international and national retailers; an additional mix of speciality retailers, a comprehensive refurbishment to Garden Lane, a refresh of the fresh food precinct adjoining the New World supermarket and an expansion of the alfresco dining offer. This is in addition to the existing entertainment precinct which includes HOYTS undertaking a major refurbishment.

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Passionate about sustainable service ■■By Farida Master


ast week they were in Coventry, England, meeting Rotarians and this week Rotary International (RI) President Ian Riseley and his Kiwi wife Juliet are in this neck of the woods meeting influential leaders. Every since Mr Riseley took on the mantle of president RI, a humanitarian service organisation that represents 1.2m Rotarians worldwide, they have criss-crossed the globe meeting members of Rotary Clubs in Romania, Cyprus, Israel, Santa Barbara, Vancouver, Lebanon, Sidney, Italy and India. His wife Juliet, also past district governor, and he are both enthused about addressing 253 Rotary President-elects on a twoday training programme organised by Rotary District at the Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre on the weekend. They passionately talk about the environmental initiatives that Rotary Clubs the world over have taken up with a vengeance. “Protecting the environment and curbing climate change are essential to Rotary’s goal of sustainable service,” they say. “My request of planting one tree per Rotarian, which would amount to 1.2 million new trees in the world is being followed enthusiastically,” says Mr Riseley who lives

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on seven hectares at Moorooduc, Australia where they practice their personal philosophy of sustainable and organic living. He talks of the Rotary Peace Forests in Israel and in Iceland. “In Romania, the government heard about the initiative and has offered to donate 1.2m trees saying ‘we lack the resources to plant them, so are happy for Rotarians to plant them’.” A member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Mr Riseley is a chartered accountant and principal of Ian Riseley and Co, a firm he established in 1976. However, during his stint as President he is now located at Evanston, Chicago, the headquarters of Rotary International. At the Friday evening dinner, he addressed around 300 Rotarians on the Rotary theme of ‘making a

difference’ and urged everyone to contribute to Rotary Foundation. Mr Riseley quoted Bill Boyd, only the second New Zealander to hold the post of World President of RI, saying: “We will never bring about a perfect world, but we can try.” He also acknowledged Rotarians Stuart and Vivian Searle, as he inducted Stuart, a Rotary Past District Governor and his wife Vivian to the Arch Klumph Society. Named after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society recognises the Rotary Foundations’ highest tier of donors—those who have contributed $250,000 or more during their lifetime. “And luckily their children haven’t objected to it,” he said light-heartedly. The Riseleys are also major donors and Bequest Society members of the Rotary Foundation.


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High Tea

Harmony and melody ■■By Farida Master


here was a lot of lighthearted banter, beautiful harmonies, tap dancing and pure talent. Ratpack Returns starring Bonaventure, Allan-Moetaua, Rutene Spooner, Tainui Kuru presented by Operatunity at St Columba Presbyterian Church, Ti Rakau Dr, hit all the right notes with an audience of around 250 seniors on Thursday. Accompanied by a band comprising of Mike Booth, Bruce French, Pete France and Grant Winterburn, the daytime concert was a tribute to singing greats Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. A mix of medleys and solo performances included old time

Talented trio of Bonaventure, Allan-Moetaua, Rutene Spooner, Tainui Kuru paid tribute to yesteryear singing sensations like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Times photo Wayne Martin

favourites My Way, Fly Me to the Moon, Singin in the Rain and New York, New York. The charismatic Maori Pacifica

singers were in perfect sync and no one would have known that though they have partnered with each other at other concerts, this

was the first time that the trio had come together for Operatunity’s Daytime Concert series— that hosts around 200 concerts a year. Watch out for the musical trio, they could be Solo Mio in the making! Their music was food for the soul. The crowd-pleasing, talented performers are touring 24 centres from Whangarei to Invercargill across a five-week period transporting people to a world of foot-tapping melodies with the most-loved artists of all time. After the concert the audience is even treated to free sandwiches and cookies served by the singers themselves–who put on their aprons, serve and clean up after the show!

Water Safety Picnic The Lions Club of Howick in association with Coastguard Howick and Scouts New Zealand will present Howick Lions Water Safety Picnic on Sunday March 25 from 10.30am3.30pm at Cockle Bay Beach, Howick. Join in the family fun at the beach and on the water. Watch the Scouts Canoe Racing and Coastguard skimming the waves whilst you munch on to some hot chips and enjoy a sausage sizzle. Supported by the Howick Local Board, life jackets are compulsory for all water events. For information email:”

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Changes to Times distribution The Times has changed the way it delivers its papers. “The departure of our distribution manager Emma Smith after doing a marvellous job for the past 10 years has made us reassess the way we deliver our newspapers,” says Times’ CEO Reay Neben. As of March 1, 2018 - PMP took over distributing Times newspapers. “It has become harder and harder to cover the fast-growing areas and the decision to

Women in Rotary will be hosting High Tea on Saturday, March 10 at 2pm at the Howick and Pakuranga Netball Centre. Guest speaker is the ‘Nano Girl’, Michelle Dickinson, the nanotechnologist known for firing a massive air vortex cannon, holding fire in her hands, building a hovercraft and exploding thousands of ping pong balls using only air pressure. The theme for High Tea is Hats and Handbags. Funds raised through the event will be donated to women in need and other Rotary projects. Contact Leone Dunne on 021- 160 7709 or email:”

move to a distribution company was not taken easily. For so many years we have contracted unbelievably wonderful people who delivering the papers in what sometimes became a family event” she said. “Over the years I have been out in all weather delivering the papers and I know just how hard it can be. To all those people young and old who have delivered the paper over the many years, a huge thank you. “We have had to outsource this to the

distribution company PMP and we ask our readers to please let us know if they don’t receive their copy of the Times. “There will be teething problems so please bear with us,” Mrs Neben said. “The goal is 100 per cent coverage so if you don’t receive your paper go to the link below or ring on 271-8000.” ➤➤Do you have queries about circulation? Visit deliveries/

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he third annual Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show  on Sunday was a “fantastic success”, says car show chairman Rev Dr Richard Waugh. “We had a record  837  cars and some motorcycles displayed, with crowd estimates between  7000 to 9000  people, assisted by more than 100 volunteers, and with all donations going to the good work of the Howick Historical Village,” he said. Car display numbers and public attending were up about 33 per cent on the previous year’s record attendance. The ambience of the treelined avenues  at  Lloyd Elsmore Park and the adjacent Howick Historical Village all made for a very special experience, he said. “We are always indebted to the many car clubs and car owners for their wonderful efforts preparing their magnificent cars for display,” Rev Waugh said. The car show would not be possible without  the major sponsorship support from How-

ick Local Board, and other sponsorship from Protecta Insurance, Times Newspapers and NZ Classic Driver magazine. “Many supportive organisations helped in all sorts of important ways, including Howick Historical Village, EAST FM radio, Cameron Leggett (photographer), Ormiston and Te Puru Scouts, Howick Menz Shed, Rotary Clubs of East Auckland, LifeGrowth Community Trust (East City Wesleyan Church), Pakuranga United Rugby Club, Parks Department of Auckland Council, and the Mercedes-Benz Botany dealership. “Our committee thanks them all. “On behalf of our committee and especially secretary Darryl Bretherton, registrar Richard  Leech, and Patron Laurie Hayward, many thanks to everyone involved who helped make the day such a memorable success.  “We encourage people to complete the online evaluation form (see”

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BBQ sausages put to good use With the Botany Summer BBQ being a wash out in February due to incessant rains, Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross was left with quite a lot of food on his hands. He tried to reschedule the community BBQ event that he annually hosts with kids rides to go with the BBQ cooked by Highbrook Rotary Club. “We tried to reschedule it but the popularity of Flat Bush Hall meant that we couldn’t find a suitable date

until April. That’s too late to run a Summer BBQ, so we decided not to proceed,” he says. “It left us with the question of what to do with hundreds of sausages from the BBQ.” A large number were donated to Highbrook Rotary for their annual Fun Run. And last week, he donated the remaining sausages to the Breakfast Club charity, run by Flat Bush local Steve Farrelly.

The Breakfast Club puts all its efforts towards supporting children in need. “Each year our BBQ is about providing a free family event for locals to enjoy. “Although we couldn’t reschedule the date this year, I’m pleased we have been able to help children through Steve and the Breakfast Club,” he says. ➤➤Steve can be contacted on 021 906 734 or go to our website www.


Perfect opening for the orchestra’s 41st series Bach Musica NZ commences their 2018 concert series with a colourful selection of Baroque classics in the beautiful setting of St Matthewin-the City on Sunday, March 18 at 5pm. The programme includes much-loved works such as Bach’s Brandenburg Concert No 3 and Durante’s popular Magnificat. With Easter approaching, Bach’s Cantata BWV 4 ‘Christ lag in Todesbanden’ and his stunning Violin Concerto in A minor will set the tone for a perfect opening for the orchestra’s 41st concert series. Bach Musica NZ will have

Yanghe Yu as their violin soloist and 2018 concertmaster. Three of the vocal soloists are NZ’s next gen stars: prize-winning soprano Fiona Tibbles, alto Dilys Fong and bass Ben Kubiak. They will be joined by experienced tenor and Bach specialist Iain Tetley. This eclectic collection of works by two of the greatest composers of their time performed by some of New Zealand’s finest soloists and the highly acclaimed ensemble Bach Musica NZ under conductor and Music Director Rita Paczian promises a night not to be missed.

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ith a cluster of summer events happening on the weekends, it seems like everyone is in a hurry to make the most of the sun shining before a change of seasons. Providing a platform for community organisations to showcase the services they offer was the Botany Community Day on the weekend at the Botany Town Centre. Citizen’s Advice Bureau, No 40 (Howick) Squadron, Air Training Corps, Howick Local Board, BotanyLife Community Church, St John, Fire Brigade, Howick Lions were some of the community organisations reaching out to the public and explaining what they do. Plenty of performances kept everyone entertained at the event organised by Garry Boles Howick Local Board member, Ashley Grogan programmes and events manager Uxbridge Arts Centre and Mark van Wijk, community pastor BotanyLife Community Church, together with the Botany Town Centre. Particularly popular were

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arly Connections had one important goal when it first opened - to know each child and family by name.

Eight months on and the beautiful Beachlands childcare centre has become the home away from home for dozens of little ones. Their families are welcomed into the centre and encouraged to be part of the village that will help them grow and develop. Owners Sarah Harford and Vicki Toussaint say the centre was always intended to be a reflection of the close-knit Beachlands community and what’s important to them. “The feedback we are getting is that the centre feels like a home away from home for the children, and it’s great to see that we are achieving what we set out to do,” Sarah says. The venture originally started as Connections in the Home – a home-based childcare service focussed on helping children confidently engage in play, exploration and relationship-building in the home environment.

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However when a growing number of families in the Pohutakawa Coast started looking to them for childcare, Vicki and Sarah were determined to build a centre based around in-home philosophies. “Children feel most comfortable at home, and when children feel comfortable they explore and learn. This is why making this centre feel like home is so important.” Sarah says. Sarah says it’s mostly the input from local families and the community that give the centre its homely feel. A community notice board allows parents to market their small businesses, families have started bringing

in vegetables to give away and they’ve partnered with Te Puru gymnastics to take the older children on weekly trips. Sarah says the biggest focus for them now is to continue developing with the children. New activities and room layouts are just some of many small changes the pair has introduced to ensure they are catering for the various ages and stages of the children. “We want the children to get the best start here and we want to support their needs and grow their passions.” But there are a few things she says that will always remain the same – keeping the centre small, delicious meals cooked onsite, and passionate educators. And she says home-based philosophies will always be at the centre’s core. “It’s why people choose to send their children here and we will always stay true to that.” Early Connections 66 Seventh View Avenue Beachlands Phone 09 536 6099

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Fun workshop for ages 7-adult includes Polish Easter egg, paper palm, Easter cake and smingusdyngus, March 18, 2pm till 4pm, $8 per person. Bookings Phone 533-3530. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot Street Howick.

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Uxbridge Travel Club U3A meeting Is presenting ‘A Borneo Travel Experience’ narrated by Paul Jenson, Friday, March 16, 7.30pm, at ‘Te Whare Ora’, Garden of Memories Hall, Uxbridge Centre ,Uxbridge Rd, Howick. Visitors welcome. Admission $6. Enquiries phone Adrienne 534-4989.

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Matthew Brajkovich talks on the Cockle Bay Domain Restoration Project and introduces the concept of Living Neighbourhoods, followed by Alison Stanes, Chair of the highly-successful Tawharanui Open Sanctuary, March 12, 7:30pm at Haseler Hall, All Saints Anglican Church, Selwyn Rd, Howick. All welcome.

The next meeting is at Te Tuhi Art Centre at 9.30am on March 13. We have the Glenfield Entertainers coming along to sing to us. Members can pay for the trip on the Riverfield Boats cruise, $30. New members are welcome, so pop in and have a cup of tea or coffee and make new friends. Phone Bonnie 273-7538 or Maureen 756-7661.

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THIS MONTH, Kiwis with a sense of adventure and love of globetrotting are sure to enjoy this month’s travel pages which bring India to the fore, presenting an enticing world of noise, colour and mystery. However, for those firmly ensconced at home, check out some great upcoming events right here in Auckland. We also eye up new autumn fashions and showcase beauty and food products whilst talking to a number of locals whose interests are as diverse as Commonwealth Games weightlifting goals to the upcoming muster of New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses. complimentary

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Your view Save Auckland transportation infrastructure Auckland population and business sector are growing. Council acknowledge that since 2010 Auckland has grown by 218,000 and that in 30 years a further 720,000 will be living in Auckland. Council also state that traffic congestion costs $1-2 billion per year in lost productivity – an issue highlighted by Bonney’s transport in the news 01/03/18. Traffic woes also impact negatively on our mental health. Social media is awash with complaints about transport times. South Auckland has been allowed to grow, with no new transportation infrastructure developed. We are now grid-locked during rush hours and this extends into the day, even weekends! My trip from Hunua to Mangere is a 45 minute drive, but takes two to three hours on workdays. Unacceptable! All our main arterial routes; Great South Road, Southern Motorway Drury to Papakura, Mill Road, Porchester Road, State Highway 22, Puhinui Road to Airport to name some, are single-laned! Council have planned very poorly by allowing development without first putting in infrastructure. It is time for the people of South Auckland to be heard. We deserve better. Council need to stop building and signing permits until infra-

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structure is in place. This needs to be a mix of roading and public transport. Council talk of tolls on main arterial routes to deter users. How then do they expect people to travel to work, education, and leisure? If council do not want us on the road, then public transport needs to be markedly upgraded first. The train only goes in a straight line North/South. There is inadequate carparking at park and rides resulting in local streets being clogged all day. Buses do not go frequently enough to then pick up passengers (from the rail stations) and commute them around the local area. I encourage everyone to feedback on the 10 year budget and Auckland Plan 2050. There are also petitions running to give people a voice: ‘Save South Auckland Transportation Infrastructure’ found at and ‘Support the Mill Road Corridor Upgrade’ “https://andrewbayly.national.” Claire O’Brien

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Auckland Council should take a lesson from Honoulu and other cities in the USA. Fit bike racks onto the front of buses, and stop installing cycleways on busy roads. Cyclist cycles on residential streets to bus route from home, boards the bus and then alights first at stop, retrieves bike and completes journey to work or

final destination. It does not slow bus journeys down as I have witnessed personally. Cyclist is last onto bus and first off, almost no delay at all. Financially viable for retailers who need the parking, and saves the ratepayers millions Bob Wichman Local Board councillor, Howick/ Botany

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Garden waste that was dumped in Gills Road Pigeon Mountain Car Park on Saturday, February 24. A friend saw someone in a small truck (with sides) at around 12pm-1pm that was loitering in that area. The truck was loaded with large white bags which were tied at the tops. He felt a bit curious about what this person was up to but did not stop to observe. The waste looks like Yucca or similar soft wood which has been shredded. I live opposite this area and it is a place that people leave

rubbish and old household whiteware often, obviously when they do not want to pay to dispose of their unwanted rubbish. I would appreciate that this could be brought to the attention of the readers who may have an idea of someone that could have been involved in this unworthy behaviour. Ann Henderson Half Moon Bay ➤➤Ian Stupple, General Manager Waste Solutions from Auckland Council replies: This looks like commercial dumping. We take all illegal dumping seriously, and commercial dumping especially so – there is no excuse for this kind of behaviour. Auckland Council has a zero-tolerance approach to commercial dumping, and anyone who witnesses this should call our hotline on 0800 NO DUMP so that we can take action.

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areas of the South Island continue to see values rise including Nelson and Tasman, Central Otago and the MacKenzie District as well as Southland and Invercargill. “Low interest rates and the easing in the LVR restrictions has seen many more first home buyers active in areas where they can still afford to enter the market, while some investors also appear to be becoming more active now they need a slightly lower deposit.”


The Auckland market remains mixed with some areas seeing values continuing to rise and others seeing values drop slightly. The former Auckland City Council suburbs rose 1.2 per cent year on year but were down 0.2 per cent over the past three months and the average value there is now $1,239,086. Waitakere values were down 0.8 per cent year on year but they increased by 0.5 per cent over the past three months. The average value there is now $825,362; North Shore values rose 2.9 per cent in the year to February and 1.5 per cent over the past three months; Manukau was flat at 0.0 per cent change year on year, but values rose 1.3 per cent over

the past three months; Papakura values rose 2.3 per cent year on year and 1.5 per cent over the past three months and the average value there has now topped $700,000 and is sitting at $702,318; Franklin values also rose 1.6 per cent year on year and Rodney values were also up 1.5 per cent year on year. QV Auckland senior consultant, James Steele said, “The market remains sluggish with values holding for the most part, with a lack of good quality listings on the market and lower than normal sales volumes for this time of year. First home buyers remain active in the market and there is good demand for entry level housing stock. However, many are still finding it difficult to get the finance to purchase, with prices remaining high. “Properties that are not well presented, have outstanding maintenance or are damp or shaded for example are sitting on the market for longer. This is a change to when the market was very hot and everything was selling quickly.” Buyers appear to be more discerning and people are choosing not to sell as they are not guaranteed of being able to find anything else desirable in this market.

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Jag Kitchens designer Megan Dyer (left), pictured with Melody and her two daughters, in the kitchen of their newly built Maraetai home. Times photos Wayne Martin

white benchtop is made from hardwearing engineered stone which looks beautiful and will stand the test of time. When turned on, a strip of LED lights beneath the overhead cabinets creates a warm, romantic atmosphere within the space, reflecting beautifully off the black splash back. Modern handle-less drawers and plenty of storage space make for a clean, uncluttered kitchen area and help the family achieve their minimalist vision. Melody says she had always wanted her home to be spacious and inviting and her new kitchen fits the theme perfectly. She has nothing but praise for designer Megan Dyer and the Jag kitchen’s team.

“We had a pretty good idea of what we wanted when we went to Jag Kitchens and the team have brought it to life so easily,” she says. “Communication was awesome, and they were really easy to work with. They had a really awesome showroom so we could see aspects of different kitchens that we could use to create exactly what we wanted,” she says. An artist’s impression of what their kitchen would look like

helped the family feel confident with their choices. “When I first met Melody and Glen they loved the idea of having a modern and minimalistic design and this is exactly what we created together,” Kitchen designer Megan Dyer says. She says the focus was on materials that were easy to clean and low maintenance for the busy family while still in keeping with the contemporary theme.



he capacity to build more quality homes is already within New Zealand, instead of overseas, new research from PrefabNZ shows. Instead of shipping in from abroad, a PrefabNZ ‘Capacity & Capability’ report demonstrates that Kiwi-based housing manufacturing firms and construction companies can deliver for KiwiBuild using off-site methods. Through using innovative building methods, PrefabNZ members say they could deliver around 7000 more homes each year from 2020. This would deliver 70 per cent of KiwiBuild’s target of 10,000 homes per year over 10 years. Manufacturers and builders surveyed by PrefabNZ say they are ready to reinvest around 8 per cent of revenue, and up to 20 per cent in some cases, to deliver KiwiBuild. “This is astonishing news,” PrefabNZ chief executive Pamela Bell said in a media statement. New Zealand housing manufacturers and builders are telling us that they are willing to forego some profit in the short term to deliver KiwiBuild. “This research is economic proof that our innovative construction industry does not

Small additions were made to make the kitchen more practical for their young children, including simple, unobtrusive door handles on the pantry cupboard. A big part of the task was ensuring there was an effortless flow from the kitchen to the living area, Megan says noting that the kitchen island helped achieve this. “The breakfast bar is perfect for the kids to sit at while food is being made,” she says. Melody says she wouldn’t hesitate to go back to the team at Jag Kitchens in the future.

Jag Kitchens have an excellent reputation for designing and building for all budgets. Their advice and design service is FREE OF CHARGE. Visit for more information on a wide range of materials and design options or to see more kitchen examples.

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Bannister broke barrier A

world athletics giant has passed away with the recent death of Sir Roger Bannister at the age of 88. The tall, lanky doctor with the long loping stride sprinted away from pacemakers Chris Chataway and Chris Brasher to achieve what was deemed an impossible sub 4 minute mile at Oxford in 3m 59.4s on May 6, 1954. Up until then in had been a battle between the Englishman and gentlemanly Australian John Landy to become the first to do so. In one attempt by Landy in Australia, he blew his chance by stopping to pick up a fallen opponent but later reduced Bannister’s record to 3m 58s. That was the era of our own New Zealand hero Murray Halberg whose favourite distance was the mile before he won Olympic gold over 5000m at the 1960 Rome Olympics shortly before Peter Snell struck gold over 800m. Bannister never won an Olympic medal. But his 1954 British Commonwealth 1500m win over Landy in Vancouver was a classic when he swept past the Aussie’s right shoulder the moment Landy looked for him on his left. With Jack Lovelock (Berlin 1939), Snell (Tokyo 1964) and John Walker (Montreal 1976) becoming Olympics champions over 1500m, it was not surprising all


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three New Zealanders would break world mile records. Snell broke the unbeaten Australian Herb Elliott’s 3m 54.5s by 0.1s at Wanganui’s Cook Gardens on January 27, 1962, and reduced it further to 3m 54.04s in Auckland on November 16, 1964. There was never any doubt that Tanzania’s Filbert Bayi and John Walker would be the male middle distance stars of the mid 1970s when they both broke American Jim Ryun’s world 1500m record at the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth with gutsy front runner Bayi striking gold. With Bayi clocking a world record 3m 51s mile at Kingston, Jamaica, on May 17,1975, the race to become history’s first sub 3m 50s miler was on, just as it had been before Bannister cracked the 4m barrier 21 years earlier. It was Walker who did it that same year when running the last two laps solo to blitz the field at Gothenburg, Sweden, when I held his stop watch and called him the lap times. “How fast?” he asked when I ran across to him and showed him the stop watch in my shaking hand after he had finished. ‘Under 3 minutes 50 seconds,” I shouted. “Oh, my God?” he cried, clutching his head before throwing his arms in the air in ecstasy.

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That race and his 3m 49.4s (10s faster than Bannister) provided the highlight chapter of my second book, Kiwis Can Fly. Walker’s time lasted almost four years before Sebastian Coe (3m 49s) lowered it on the fast Oslo, Norway, track in 1979. Coe lowered it further to 3m 48.53s and 3m 47.33s and in between Steve Ovett held the record at 3m 48.40s. But Steve Cram surpassed his fellow Englishmen when he ran a blistering 3m 46.32s at Oslo in 1985. That was 10 years after Walker, who was to become the first to run 100 sub 4-minute miles and the first 40-year-old to break a barrier Bannister had proved possible. Today the record stands at an amazing 3m 43.13s. set in Rome by El Guerrouj of Morocco on July 7, 1999. ➤➤Ivan Agnew is an award-winning sports writer and author

Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club dominated its Auckland Premier Cricket twoday match in its Hedley Howarth Top Four match on Saturday against Auckland University. It was a wicket fest at Colin Maiden Park on day two with the boys from Lloyd Elsmore picking up a vital outright win. Howick Pakuranga started the day 59/3 in reply to University’s first innings total of 188. Andrew Morrison (65) played a vital hand for the visitors keeping the scoreboard ticking over as wickets fell around him. Jeet Patel (5-94) put in a great shift for University keeping his side in the hunt for first innings points. The work of Morrison, who also found support from David Winn (30) and Dale Phillips (20) was enough for Howick Pakuranga, reaching 189/7 and declaring with first innings points secured. University found themselves in a deep hole early in their second dig courtesy of Donovan Grobbelaar (3-20) who ripped








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through University’s top order to put Howick Pakuranga on top. Adam Jones (5-22) really turned the screws running through University’s batsmen in quick fashion. University simply had no answers slumping to 81 all out, with Jones wrapping up his five-wicket haul, leaving his side 81 runs to chase for victory. Howick Pakuranga’s chase had an early wobble losing both openers early on to give University a sniff with the total at 16/2. The nerves continued for the visitors, Thomas Wells (3-33) destroying the middle order to leave the match on a knife’s edge at 54/6. Cam Neale (35*) was the hero for Howick Pakuranga clearing the fence twice in his quick-fire knock seeing his side home with four wickets to spare and in the process picking up a valuable outright victory for the visitors.

■■ Auckland University 188 (JH Barrett 55, B Dench 46; MM McEwan 3-41, A Jones (4-57) and 81 (D Grobbelaar 3-20, A Jones 5-22) lost outright to Howick Pakuranga 189/7 (D Young 30, A Morrison 65, D Winn 30; J Patel 5-94) and 81/6 (C Neale 35*;T Wells 3-33)

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Students of Elim Christian College were dressed in whanau house colours as they set a number of new records at the recently held Year 9-13 Athletics Day at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Some action-packed images of the day.

Heimgartner makes good start

Fun and games on Elim College’s athletics day


Clockwise from top left: Year 9 students dressed in colourful whanau regalia preparing to race. Faith Sagote, Maiya Tams, Kyla Croft, Rebekah le Grand, Rachel Patu, Libby Williams, Jasmine Fickling, Tara Schofield; Year 13 student Ethan Tams competing in high jump; Year 11 student Joseph Chipadza competes in long jump; Joshua (green) and Jeremiah (yellow) whanau houses providing competitive house spirit. Photos supplied

17th by the end of the race. annemora’s Andre On Sunday he would start Heimgartner has im10th,  ahead of a strong first pressed in his first race half of the race before engine weekend with Nissan Motorissues would intervene. sport in the Virgin Australia “We had some dramas with Supercars Championship. the seat fit on Saturday, putHeimgartner qualified ting pressure on the wrong 11th  fastest in his first ever areas and causing a fair bit of qualifying session with the pain and my legs to go numb team on Saturday, improving which you certainly don’t on that on Sunday to be in the want around the Adelaide 500 top 10 shootout with the sevcircuit,” said Heimgartner. enth fastest lap time. Heimgartner will next be “It was pretty good to be on-track with Nissan Motorinto the 10 ten shootout in sport in the Virgin Australia only my second qualifying Andre Heimgartner qualified Supercars Championship at session with Nissan Motor- 11th fastest in his first-ever the Australian Grand Prix from sport, unfortunately my time qualifying session with the March 21 to 24. Before then was voided for a kerb strike – Nissan team on Saturday. Photo Nissan Motorsport however, he will fly over to his we would have been fifth or sixth I think if it hadn’t been for that. It is what native New Zealand to compete in the final it is though. The positive is that the car was round of the 2017/2018 BNT V8s championship at Hampton Downs this weekend (March pretty fast,” Heimgartner said. When it came to racing, the 22-year-old 9-11) – he is currently leading the championKiwi showed plenty of promise – running well ship. “I am looking forward to getting back to into the top 10 during Saturday’s race before coming to grief avoiding a spinning competi- New Zealand and hopefully we can clinch the title over there,” Heimgartner said. tor in the last third of the race. “Hampton Downs is an awesome facility He would persevere through leg-numbing seat issues to move back up from 21st  to and I can’t wait to see what we can do there.”

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Botany and Ormiston Times, March 8, 2018  
Botany and Ormiston Times, March 8, 2018