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ranga Tamariki – the children’s ministry says it hasn’t found any evidence to support claims of bullying and sexual assault at a local primary school. The finding has angered one parent. Macleans Primary School came under fire recently after a parent went to police
to report an incident of sexual assault on her young son by another student. It was alleged that a group of senior school students had threatened four junior school students - ‘Pull down your pants or we will kill you”. One of the students is then claimed to have sexually assaulted a younger
student. A parent who asked not to be named said her son told her about the bullying and said his friend had been touched inappropriately by one of the bullies. She said when the incident was reported to the school, nothing was done and the bullying continued. “We took all this infor-
mation to the headmaster, horrified obviously, and all the school did was ask my son to identify the older students involved, which he did. "The headmaster spoke to the older boys and asked, ‘did you do it?’ and they said ‘no’ and the school considered the matter closed.” The case was passed on
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waroa. Heard of it? It’s a stretch of pristine beach, that was being sold off in 2016 for private development. That was until 40,000 publicspirited Kiwis put their hands in their pockets and raised a staggering $2,259,923.21 to buy it and make it part of Abel Tasman Park. It made news all over the world. It’s amazing what people power can achieve – ‘when there’s a will, there’s a way’ or so they say. Now, thanks to online platforms such as Give-a-Little, ordinary Kiwis can raise money for a cause that they believe in, without just resorting to pounding the streets or writing reams of letters. It’s called crowd-funding, and it’s helping effect change everywhere. Janet Dickson dearly hopes that the potential power of crowd-funding will aid her ‘David and Goliath’ fight against Auckland Council’s plans for Stockade Hill. As recently reported in the Times, Janet is appealing Council’s decision to allow buildings up to 12 metres high to surround Howick’s historic Stockade Hill – taking away the famous 360-degree views. Her task is daunting. And
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expensive. The bill for legal representation and the amount of expert evidence required to take her appeal all the way to the Environment Court is huge. To have any chance of success, Janet has been told she could need to raise up to $300,000 to cover all the costs. “It’s a huge sum of money I know – but the Council said the community’s previous appeals had failed as we lacked strong enough expert
evidence,” said Janet. The ‘Save Stockade Hill’ Give-a-Little page has been live for four weeks and has received 120 donations so far. Whilst generous locals have been doing their bit, surprisingly the largest amounts have come from individuals further afield. Donations have included $1000 from the UK, $500 from Singapore and $200 from Australia. Some Howick business people have also started stepping
up to aid Janet Dickson’s cause. “We’re so grateful to our local business owners, such as the Spillers. Their generous donations are vital to the success of the appeal – we’re hoping that many more will help us,” she said. To date, with Give A Little contributions and direct donations to the Save Stockade Hill Views ASB bank account, the campaign has raised nearly $24,000. But almost as soon as the money comes in, it goes out again to cover the mounting appeal costs. So far, funds have let Janet Dickson and her supporters lodge the appeal, engage Alan Webb, a top Auckland barrister, and commission preliminary work by an expert town planner and landscape architect. The next stage is for the legal team to meet with Council on December 18, a meeting Alan has described as ‘pivotal’. Jim Donald, a well-known local figure and one of the appeal group, knows that without donations, their fight could stall. “To all the people who have given us money to get us this far – thank you. We can only hope that the money keeps coming and that we can keep going.” Certainly, as readers of the Times will know, there has
been no lack of interest in the battle to save the views from Howick’s most famous landmark. Public response to this issue has been huge. In 2017, a petition against the up-zoning received 6700 signatures and in August more than 200 people turned up to the special commission hearing at Fencible Lounge. Robert Scott, the Chair of the Special Committee, remarked that the public turnout was more than the committee had ever seen at a hearing. Janet is hoping that as well as counting on people’s intense interest and support, many will now help fund the fight. You don’t have to be an accountant to know that getting $300,000 just from small donations is a daunting prospect - and one that raises a lot of questions, the principle one being, are people willing to put their money where their mouths are? At last count, the population of Howick is around 130,000. So, would 30,000 people each give $10, or possibly 60,000 each give $5? It’s the old ‘price of a cup of coffee’ argument but, actually, when you look at it like that, it’s not a lot to ask. ➤➤Turn to page 3
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about creating new community spaces, where people can come together to eat out or just relax with friends and family, and its location next to Barry Curtis Park makes it very unique,” Mr Davies said. Todd Property Group is working in partnership with Auckland’s redevelopment agency Panuku to develop a 19ha site in Ormiston, which includes residential housing and the Town Centre. Located 24 kilometres from Auckland’s CBD, about two thirds of the overall Ormiston development has either been completed or is underway, including commercial
Stockade Hill still needs community ➤➤From page 2 Certainly, it seems this cause is important to many people all over Auckland – in fact to people dotted all over the world! However, without a major benefactor coming forward, it’s going to
be a hard road. But like Sir Ed, sometimes taking on the impossible, with the right team and a bit of luck, it just might be possible to ‘Knock the b*****d off.” Only you, the people, can decide. ■■ Tracey Fox is a member of the
Stockade Hill action group, the Defencibles ■■ Editor’s note: This is the second appeal to save the views. The first involved the Howick Residents and Ratepayers Association which was
to fund taking Council to the High Court. It was lost (on a technicality) but the judge asked Council to do something – they created Plan Change 3 which finished recently and delivers a 137 degree viewshaft. Janet Dickson’s current appeal is pushing for retention of the 360 degree viewshaft and to not have
any three storey buildings in the first row of properties surrounding the hill. ■■ If you would like to help Janet Dickson and fund the appeal you can do so by visiting https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/stockadehillviews or donating direct to the Save Stockade Hill Views Fighting Fund ASB bank account 12-3040-0001191-00.
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ocal WWII veteran Jim East has died after a long battle with illness. James Wilson East (Jim) passed away on November 29 aged 93. A life member of the Howick RSA and respected member of the Howick community, a private service was held for Jim on December 4. The Times reported in March 2009 that Jim was presented with the Times War Veteran Community Service Award. Jim, the report said, kept his acceptance speech brief as emotions took over when presented the award by Times Newspapers managing director Reay Neben at Howick in the Park / Military Tattoo. Jim has lived in the Howick and Pakuranga area since the 1960s. He gave annual school speeches for many years and frequently lent a hand to host between 200 and 300 veterans for lunch at the Howick RSA on Anzac Day. Mrs Neben said at the 2009 award ceremony, “Returned servicemen are a major part of our community and it’s important for the Howick and Pakuranga Times to acknowledge those war veterans still active in our community.” In the NZ Herald death notices said Jim is the “dearly loved husband of Madeleine, and the late Noeline. Loved father of and father in law of Karryn and Gordon Trethowen, Robyn and Grant Dunningham, and John East. Pop of Natalie, Kim, Scott, James ,Paul, Ben and Max, and Old Poppy of Amara and McKenzie”.
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Ministry says no evidence ➤➤From page 1 Macleans Primary principal Brian Bayly says, “The safety and wellbeing of our children and young people is our top priority. Oranga Tamariki has completed an assessment of concerns raised with them and has found no evidence of bullying or sexual assault. “As a school we work very hard to address matters in line with best practice. We also work very hard to equip our students with a broad range of knowledge and skills – including social and educational – to give them excellent foundations that will enable them to be ‘the best that they can be’, as citizens of our school, this community and in their future lives. We thank our school community for their continued support.” The parent who asked not to be named was approached for comment on the findings. “My son was bullied daily at Macleans Primary and was very distressed. The school failed to take my concerns seriously and after he identified the children responsible, the bullying intensified,” she told the Times. “Due to the lack of support from the school, I moved my son to another school and am very happy with my decision. “Neither my son nor I have been contacted to discuss what happened and so their conclusion that nothing occurred is farcical.”
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such as crystals, water pearls and leather. A trained piano teacher, Vaklina is also a member of the Howick Spinners’ Group and a supporter of Plunket. People interested in learning more about spinning are welcome to contact Vaklina on 021 525211 or come and chat to her at Classy Crafts this coming Saturday. Also available at Classy Crafts are books by local authors Marilyn J Bakker and Ruth Hammond. The popular Sammy Two Shoes books, set in and around Howick, are favourite fare for the younger readers and adults. As an extra bonus, some Classy Crafters will be visiting the Howick Historical Village on December 8 between 6-9pm as part of the Christmas Carol Singing evening. Dress yourself up in your favourite Victorian outfit, bring family and friends, a picnic tea and enjoy the ambiance and festive atmosphere. Special entry price of $8 (under-fives FREE) make this a wonderful way to glide into the real Christmas spirit, and relax. ■ Classy Crafts indoor Market All Saints Community Hall 30 Cook Street, Howick 9am-1pm Saturday December 8, 15 and 22 ■ Christmas Carol Singing Howick Historical Village, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Bells Rd, Pakuranga Saturday, December 8 from 6-9pm
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n our 2018 Christmas Feature, we’re Unwrapping Christmas with the help of the East Auckland Ministers’ Association. Each week, we’ll unwrap a distinctive facet of Christmas. In more recent times, pregnancy tests and rapidly improving scanning technology means women can find out what they’re having even earlier. It’s even become fashionable to throw “reveal parties” where a baby’s gender is unwrapped ahead of the traditional nine month wait. But for Mary, the mother of Jesus, the reveal party was really early. And accurate, too. Angelic visitation definitely qualifies as a sure thing. Mary is a respected figure in many Christian traditions, some more than others. Yet there’s a gritty reality for Mary that is sometimes glossed over. This was no easy journey for this young, Jewish woman, likely no more than 14 years old. The angel is certain that Mary is highly favoured and the news of the impending birth is great. But the Bible records Mary’s initial response to this visit as being deeply troubled, even confused. Favoured by God, but no less human because of it. It was only natural for the girl, Mary, to have some concerns not least because unwed pregnancy was a little different back then. You could get stoned for it. And yes, she was going to give birth to the son of God, but, as any mother knows, all gifts come with some work included. She had to change the baby Jesus’ nappies, sooth him when he teethed, teach him to walk (so he could do it on water later), and patch up his grazed knees. She had to cook the meals and wash his clothes and do all the things that parents do for their children. Despite the questions, Mary embraced the bigger picture: the son of God is coming into the world. She will be part of the mystery of God become flesh. “I am the Lord’s serv-
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Yolande Franke, Howick Intermediate principal and Subash Chandar K, curriculum leader of Mathematics at Ormiston Senior College have been both shortlisted for the ASG National Excellence in Teaching Award. By Farida Master
olande Franke, principal of Howick Intermediate School is one of the 15 inspirational educators nominated from 2000 applications for the Australian Scholarship Grant (ASG) National Excellence in Teaching Award. An email informing her that she has been shortlisted as one of the inspirational educators on a regional level, took her by surprise. She soon discovered that it was one of the school parents who had nominated her. “It’s great to be acknowledged by a parent for the regional award and it is an opportunity to be considered a finalist,” she says. For 24 years the National Excellence in Teaching Awards has provided communities with the opportunity to formally recognise and thank outstanding teachers and leaders across for categories-early learning centres, primary schools, secondary schools and special school. The official recommendation reads: ‘Yolande is passionate about giving every student the very best possible education by adopting a personalised approach. As school principal Yolande is committed to creating a school tone and culture that fosters high expectations, posi-
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Christmas is traditionally a time that we share with our family and friends. It is at times such as these that we truly miss loved ones who are no longer with us. Resthaven would like to invite the Community to a Remembrance Service held in The Chapel of Resthaven. Corner Picton and Walter MacDonald Streets, Howick. On Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 at 7pm Phone 533 7493
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A free concert is being held at Botany Town Square outside the food court on Friday, December 7 from 7pm till 9pm. The terrific trio Tonic and the City of Auckland Singers will perform Christmas Songs and other exciting popular music to lift your spirits and get you singing along! The choir is fundraising for a trip to Hobart next year for the Festival of Music, and would appreciate any donations.
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The final meeting for the year of the Howick Orchid Society will be held on December 16 in the Fencible Lounge, Uxbridge Road, Howick at 1.30pm. This will be a social occasion but bring along your plants plus and a plate. There will be orchid plant raffles and orchid flowers on display. Visitors welcome. Entry $5. Phone Anton for more details 537 1251.
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Looking for fun, free ways to keep your tamariki learning and building their reading skills over summer? Sign up for ‘Kia Maia te Whai – Dare to Explore’, Auckland Libraries’ summer reading programme for ages 5-13, at 54 libraries across Auckland. Starts December 10. Along with fun summer challenges to stretch your brain, we’ve got books and graphic novels to hook in readers of all ages. Plus, come along to free activities at Pakuranga library through the holidays! Visit daretoexplore.nz.
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The next meeting is at 10am on December 14 at St Andrews Church Centre, Vincent St, Howick. It is a special Christmas meeting. The Probus Club of Howick is a combined club for both retired or semi-retired ladies and men. They host a monthly luncheon on the second Friday of every month. They also go on regular bus outings to local venues and have a theatre group that caters for both local and International productions. It costs nothing to attend the meeting so if you think this club is for you join them for a cuppa and meet the other members. Phone Cliff 5345246.
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Pakuranga Choral Society welcomes Christmas with a varied seasonal programme of choral music. The choir is lead by the enthusiastic and talented Bronwyn Harrison. With pieces from David Hamilton, John Rutter, and Vivaldi’s “Gloria”, solos from James Harrison, and items from Howick Intermediate School Choir, it will be a family concert not to be missed. From 5pm on Sunday, December 9 at All Saints Church. Adults $25, seniors $20, students $10. Tickets at the door.
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Thank you to all our major sponsors and supporters!
It’s a record! $35,068.90 Raised for Totara Hospice
L-R: Rajash Chandan, Tina McCafferty, Maria Stephens, Melinda Seal, Ray Baddock.
aria Stephens of Lovegrove Realty presented the record cheque to Tina McCafferty the Chief Executive of Totara Hospice with Ray Baddock captain of the Pakuranga Golf Clubs Mid-Week men’s section, Rajesh Chandan President of the BNI Howick chapter and Melinda Seal of Totara Hospice in attendance. The 26th staging of the event took place on Wednesday the 21st November under grey skies with light rain falling at the start. The inclement weather caused 12 golfers to pull out, leaving 132 to compete for the six trophies and over 85 prizes.
Sincere thanks go to the sponsors who supported this event, and whose logos and names are shown here. The day was organised by a combination of The Pakuranga Golf Club Mid-Week Men and the BNI Howick chapter. Next year’s event is already being planned with the date set at Wednesday 20th November 2019.
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Affordable centres lead the way N
ew Zealand’s ‘more affordable’ main centres, particularly Dunedin and the wider Wellington region, continue to show a strong rate of growth in a cooling market. Dunedin, with a relatively affordable entry-level price coupled with attractive premium areas, continues to appeal to a variety of buyers, leading to strong quarterly value growth of 3.8 per cent. The wider Wellington region, with quarterly growth of 4 per cent, continues to see values steadily increase as buyers continue to be attracted to the more affordable outer city areas such as Porirua and the Hutt Valley. At the same time, the ‘top-end’ of the market – those areas with average values above one million such as the Queenstown Lakes – are generally experiencing a cool down in market activity and growth. The latest QV House Price Index shows nationwide residential property values have increased steadily over the past year by 3.5 per cent and by 1.3 per cent in the three months to November. The nationwide average value is now $681,545. Meanwhile, residential property value growth across the Auckland Region increased by 0.4 per cent year on year and by 0.1 per cent over the past quarter. The average value for the Auckland Region is now $1,050,647. QV general manager, David Nagel said, “Our latest insight reflects what we’re seeing and hearing in the market; there is still plenty of activity taking place following the ‘spring surge’ in activity although
to keep listings at a healthy level although the busy Christmas period may reduce activity slightly as people hold of selling until things quieten down in January and February.”
Recently announced loosening of the LVR restrictions should inject energy into the market.
value growth is fairly modest overall.” “Dunedin and the wider Wellington region continue to lead the way, where value growth remains strong. These regions appeal to a broad range of buyers, particularly first home buyers and investors, due to their relative affordability
and higher yields on offer. These factors enable the values in these regions to continue their upward trend, even in a cooling market.” “The recently announced loosening of the LVR restrictions should inject energy into the market although I wouldn’t anticipate its impact will be overly significant. In
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Value growth remains slow across Auckland’s suburbs. North Shore values rose 0.2 per cent in the year to November and by 0.1 per cent over the past three months. The average value there is now $1,215,601. The former Auckland City Council central suburbs dropped 0.2 per cent year on year and by 0.1 per cent over the past three months and the average value there is now $1,239,592. Waitakere values increased by 0.6 per cent year on year and by 0.6 per cent over the past three months. Manukau values increased by 1.7 per cent year on year and by 0.9 per cent over the past three months; Papakura values rose 1.0 per cent year on year but dropped by 0.6 per cent over the last quarter and the average value there is now $698,825; Franklin values increased 1.8 per cent year on year and Rodney values were up 0.8 per cent year on year. QV Auckland property consultant Hugh Robson said, “The market appears to be fairly steady at the moment and I am certainly noting a lot of activity from first home buyers.”“We’re continuing to see that tidy or renovated properties in good locations are selling quickly and there is a lot of focus on new subdivisions.”
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Mellons Bay School
LEARNING ASSISTANT 2019
Main responsibilties include but are not limited to: • Reception and telephone duties • Order Entry • General Office Administration • Freight Enquiries
Experienced friendly receptionist required who will accept responsibility to competently manage a range of administrative tasks in our 3 dentist / 4 hygienist practice. You will be efficient, organised, proactive and able to think on your feet. Great people skills, computer skills, initiative, a strong work ethic with an ability to learn are necessary.
Please email CV to Peter at firstname.lastname@example.org 20 hours per week
Closing date 20th December.
REACH FORKHOIST DRIVERS
We have clients in Manukau/Mt Wellington and Otahuhu requiring Reach Forkhoist Operators and labourers.
We are a leading Aged Care Facility based in Howick, and require an energetic self-starter to join our Maintenance Team. This is a full time 40 hour position – Monday to Friday with some opportunity for extended hours. We require a versatile and competent handy person, with a wide range of skills to join the maintenance team. The work is varied from plumbing to painting, minor mechanical and electrical work, and as a mini bus driver which requires a ‘P’ endorsed licence. Some lifting is required. The successful applicant will need to have a good work ethic, be well organized, and work well in both a team and individual environment. Excellent communication skills required. A great team to work for and competitive conditions offered. Written applications by email (email@example.com) or post to: HBH Senior Living PO Box 38 093, Howick 2145 PS265129
Please call Graham 0800 277 1740 email CV’s to leila@adstaﬀ.co.nz
Required for busy catering company. No experience necessary as training will be given. Must have own transport and be presentable, flexible and able to work nights and weekends. Please call Agnes 027 6955 851 to arrange an interview
Required for small Rest Home one morning per fortnight. Would suit self employed or retired Hairdresser. To commence early January. Phone: 532 8376
Do you enjoy teaching? Do you want to work in a friendly environment working with small groups teaching English/Maths. We are looking for a person to teach and manage our Botany centre, full training will be given.
The successful candidates will be joining a high performing, forward thinking and well-resourced team. The candidates should be focused on student engagement, positive relationships, achievement and excellence. Our classrooms are learner-focused and dynamic. Our teachers adopt a growth mindset and reflective practice. You will join a positive working environment which is supported by our staff wellbeing programme. Commitment to the Special Character of the College and a full participation in the co-curricular programme are conditions of employment.
Apply in writing to The Principal, Sancta Maria College, PO Box 64 437, Botany, Auckland 2163 or email to T.Ganias@sanctamaria.school.nz enclosing the application form, CV and supporting documents. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. DE264864
for Max’s Barber, Pakuranga.
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Furniture • Household Goods Antiques • Quality Used Clothing
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Applications close on 21 December 2018 (Friday) at 4:00pm. The Application Pack can be found on our website www.sanctamaria.school.nz.
Sancta Maria College is a co-educational Year 7-13 State Integrated Catholic College with 1000 students in Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs. We are seeking two (2) enthusiastic and highly skilled Year 7&8 Core Teachers.
Sancta Maria College is a co-educational Year 7-13 State Integrated Catholic College in Auckland’s Eastern Suburbs. We are seeking two (2) Teachers of Physical Education and Health Studies who are enthusiastic and must be able to teach up to Level 3 NCEA. The successful candidates will be joining a high performing, forward thinking and well-resourced department. The candidates should be focused on student engagement, positive relationships, achievement and excellence. Our classrooms are learner-focused and dynamic. Our teachers adopt a growth mindset and reflective practice. You will join a positive working environment which is supported by our staff wellbeing programme. Commitment to the Special Character of the College and a full participation in the co-curricular programme are conditions of employment. Applications close on 21 December 2018 (Friday) at 4:00pm. The Application Pack can be found on our website www.sanctamaria.school.nz. Apply in writing to The Principal, Sancta Maria College, PO Box 64 437, Botany, Auckland 2163 or email to T.Ganias@sanctamaria.school.nz enclosing the application form, CV and supporting documents. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Transit Traders Ltd
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in good condition
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1 - Permanent; Full Time Position 1 – Fixed Term (1 year) Commencing in Term 1 2019
Looking for an experienced person to do some admin and minor accounts work, with also some internal sales support. Our offices are based in Lady Ruby Drive East Tamaki. Flexible hours would suit someone returning to the workforce. Long term this role will develop into a full time job. Start date – Late Jan/Early Feb 2019
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Teacher of Physical educaTion and healTh sTudies
EARLY START TIMES – TEMP TO PERM POSITIONS Must have the following • Current certiﬁcate • Reliability to turn up to work • Able to work unsupervised • Pick / Pack Experience • Devanning
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Want to join our family friendly General Practice in Howick? We are looking for a vibrant, energetic Practice Nurse to join our lovely team of GPs, Nurses, Health Coaches and Admin staff. This is a part-time role and the ideal candidate will be experienced with Med Tech 32, hold a current Practising Certificate, CPR and Vaccinators Certificate. Phlebotomy and cervical smear skill are preferred but not essential. We look forward to hearing from you or someone you know that might be interested in joining our team. Please email your CV to:
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We have three fixed term vacancies for Learning Assistants in 2019. Two jobs are Monday to Thursday 9am-12.30pm and one job is Monday to Friday, hours to be discussed. Start date February 4-December 18, 2019, term time only. The successful applicants will preferably have experience working with students with special needs and be able to provide support for students in Years 1 to 6. Applications close on Monday, December 10, 2018. Please email your CV with a cover letter and names of two referees to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should have NZ Residency or a New Zealand work visa. DE265003
We are seeking an enthusiastic, innovative and organised Receptionist “extraordinaire” to join our team as soon as possible.
Relief Teachers - We NEED you!
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Grace Wisnewski scored twice in the first 13 minutes, her first in 16 seconds, a record for the fastest in the tournament’s history. Photo / Oceania Football Confederation
he was made to look clumsy for much of the fight. With “I’m a freak of nature” Fury having won all 27 of his previous fights, his draw allowed he and Wilder to retain their unbeaten records, with both keen for a rematch should Joshua continue to dodge them. If so, it will be eagerly anticipated, as would one against Joshua for
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either fighter. Meanwhile news from the Joseph Parker camp that trainer Kevin Barry has him hitting sparring partners below the belt to give him more mongrel could backfire badly if he’s disqualified for a foul blow. I understand the likeable Parker needs to be more aggressive against the rough and ready sluggers, but
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the former WBO champ needs to get stronger and increase his stamina if he’s to mix it with the likes of Joshua, Wilder and Fury. Speed is his forte and he doesn’t need to become a dirty fighter who risks disqualification. Having become the first New Zealand team to win a FIFA world championship medal, the Under 17 national girls team will be favour-
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The winning senior girls team. The college’s U15 Girls also brought home a cup as National Champions and the U15 Boys won the Constellation Shield. Photo supplied
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owick College’s senior girls Rugby 7s team have become national champions after winning the Youthtown Condors Sevens. It is the first time they have ever made it to the finals and went through with six tournament wins to win the title. They will now go on to compete in the Sanix tournament in Japan next year. The senior team is captained by Hinemoa Watene who represented NZ in the U18 rugby 7s team and won a gold medal at the Youth Olympics in
Argentina. Both teams came through top of their pools and entered quarter finals on the second days of their respective tournaments The senior girls lost to St Mary’s last year in the quarter finals and were determined to make amends. St Mary’s were one of the favourites for this year’s final The U15 girls lost in the semi finals to Southern Cross in the Auckland competition and met them again in their pool play and showed their skill level and fitness to beat them.
The senior girls finished second in the Auckland competition which is the qualifier for Condors, losing to MAGS in golden point. They have all trained hard leading up to the national tournament, wanting to improve on last year’s placings - a very focused and determined team. “These talented young ladies came through the tournament with six wins, 184 points for and only 19 against,” said Adelita Sotutu, the school’s Director of Sport.
In spite of bad weather shortening playing time the Marie Raos Ray White HPCC Premier men still managed to overcome the challenge offered by the highly rated University Xl with comparative ease. After being invited to bat first by the opposition Howick’s Opening pair of Bill Walsh and Dan Young compiled an opening 122 run partnership on a slow wicket and moist outfield before Walsh was dismissed one run short of his half century. Andrew Morrison joined Young in a second wicket stand yielding 121 runs before Young was bowled by slow left armer Patel for a chanceless 119. After Morrison went shortly after for 58, Brian Barnard and Dale Phillips took the total to 297/3 whereupon Skipper Walsh declared. Apart from a 60 run partnership for the third wicket University failed to handle the strong Howick Pakuranga bowling attack, which included Danru Ferns and Jamie Brown two current Aces, Donovan Grobbelaar, Rudi
Daniel Young walking off after scoring 119. Photo Jim Allnatt
Botadra and Adam Jones and were dismissed in 64 overs for 149. Ferns bowled with real hostility to take 5/30 well supported by Grobbelaar 2/38 and Brown 2/19. Asked to follow on University had to play out 37 overs to save the match and for a while looked like doing it easily but when two wickets fell at 76, University collapsed to be 91/7 with 9 overs to go. However staunch defence saw University see the day out at 102/7. The pace bowlers all chipped in with a wicket each but it was Adam Jones who made the crucial breakthroughs with 3/15 off 12 overs. However the 15 points taken from this match have seen Howick Pakuranga lying second in the table just one point behind Suburbs New Lynn.
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Oh my Reindeer! Air NZ makes Christmas great again
ir New Zealand’s new Christmas video sees the world’s naughtiest children unite in a bid to get back in Santa’s good books, after the Big Man accidently leaks his official “naughty list”. Released last week, ‘The Nicest Christmas Ever’ shows Air New Zealand flying to the rascals’ rescue, assembling an International Naughty Kids Summit to tackle the threat of empty stockings. Knowing that Santa is always watching, the delegation of little darlings pledges better behavior – but when talks stall with the US representative, it falls to New Zealand to save the season. More than 300 children of Air New Zealand employees auditioned to take part in the clip, with 17 selected to star as extras alongside the airline’s ground and cabin crew. Santa makes an appearance, as well as “Noel” the elf from last year’s Air New Zealand Christmas video.
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The video follows Air New Zealand’s ‘A Very Merry Mistake’ from Christmas 2017 which shared Santa’s struggle to decipher the New Zealand accent. Photo supplied Air New Zealand General Manager Global Brand and Content Jodi Williams says the airline has a reputation for poking fun and wanted to inject some Kiwi humour into Christmas celebrations. “From childhood memories of writing to Santa, through to the drama of a festive tech fail, the heartwarming video plays on silly season moments in a very Kiwi way. “Showcasing our people is a hallmark of Air New Zealand’s brand campaigns and it was fantastic to be
able to share the limelight with more of the Air New Zealand family this time.” The video follows Air New Zealand’s ‘A Very Merry Mistake’ from Christmas 2017 which shared Santa’s struggle to decipher the New Zealand accent. This campaign attracted 13 million views and won the Global Content award at the PRWeek Global Awards in London. Air New Zealand’s ‘The Nicest Christmas Ever’ video can be downloaded online or viewed on YouTube.
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olice are urging Aucklanders and those visiting our city over the summer period to look after your mates and have plans in place to make sure you and your wider whanau and friends have a safe and pleasant time while enjoying the summer festivities. Police are launching Operation Summer this week, a targeted Police operation across Tamaki Makaurau which will be focusing on key areas of demand
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the holiday period is a busy time with increased demand on Police, emergency services and our partner agencies across Tamaki Makaurau. “Trends Police see during this period include increases in alcohol harm events, family harm incidents, road crashes, water-related call outs and burglaries,” she says. “Police will be out in force, actively patrolling in hotspot areas over the next two months making sure everyone is safe. “We ask that revellers drink responsibly and we discourage ‘pre-loading’. “We will be enforcing liquor bans and checking licensed premises are complying with the law and not serving intoxicated people. “We also urge people to plan ahead and make sure you know how you are going to get home.” Inspector Whittaker also says it is your responsibility to look after your mates and check they get home safely. Police also advise motorists to factor in breaks when taking long commutes and to drive patiently and to the conditions, with many roads becoming more congested over this time. The festive season also typically sees an increase in tension in some homes as well as family harm incidents. Anyone who witnesses or has information about family harm is asked to contact police. Anyone who doesn’t feel safe should immediately phone 111. Police will also have an increased presence near popular water spots over summer and we encourage everyone at the beach to keep close watch on their mates or family in case they get into trouble. The public can expect an increase in police presence around areas such as Piha and Muriwai, Waiheke, Mission Bay, Orewa, Beachlands and Maraetai. Police urge anyone who witnesses suspicious activity to call 111 immediately.
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Last week Auckland Mayor Phil Goff announced his Annual Budget 2019 – 2020 proposal to councillors seeking to help Auckland’s most vulnerable with a proposed contribution of $5 million to the City Mission’s HomeGround housing and social services project. The Mayor’s Annual Budget proposal also confirms the largest ever annual capital investment in transport infrastructure of $1.2 billion, continued investment in the water quality improvement programme and protection of Kauri, and holding average general rate rises to 2.5 per cent for the coming year. “This budget is about spades in the ground and cranes in the air. We are using the record levels of funding we’ve secured to deliver the critical infrastructure the city needs,” Goff says. “While focused on addressing the critical infrastructure issues facing our city, we must continue to help our most vulnerable. I am proposing additional funding of $5 million for the City Mission to support their HomeGround Project. “This budget is about delivering on Council’s commitment to transform Auckland into an inclusive, modern, world class city.”
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otany Downs Primary School’s can drive last Wednesday was a roaring success. A vast range of food and toiletry supplies was gathered and donated to the Salvation Army Food bank for Christmas. Once a term the school and PTA arranges a mufti day where it is $1 for mufti and then there’s a bake sale where some of the classes provide baking which is then sold to the students for $1-a-piece. This fundraiser usually raises $1000 - $1500 per term. This term the school ran a can drive instead where students were asked to bring an item or more if they were feeling generous which would then be donated to the Salvation Army Foodbank. Information was provided linking parents to the food bank’s most needed items www.foodbank.org.nz/ collections/most-needed. “Families more than
The students pictured are (left to right) Sonnie Mitchell, Jay Lau, Prisha Verma, Lexi Storey, Liam Jekel, Linaya Karunatillake with principal Mr T (Mr Bruce Trezise) and Salvation Army staff Eteta Petero (left) and Tracey Rota. Photo supplied delivered with most families donating two or three items per child and, in some cases, much, much more,” said the PTA’s Jess Storey. “Everyone was very generous and the Salvation Army food bank is very grateful as their supplies are getting very low.” The Salvation Army estimates the total value of goods donated at more than $4000 (853 cans and many other items).
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SaiGon Pho Vietnamese Cuisine
3 picture books
Shaking Beef (cubed beef wok tossed with pepper and soy sauce) 3 activity books
SaiGon Pho Located next to the Flight Centre Shop 132, Pakuranga Plaza Phone 09 576 0993
Fun Kids Books
Kids & More Shop 402, Pakuranga Plaza 10 Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga. Ph 027 726 8214
Whole Champagne Hams (Factory seconds)
Peanut Butter and Salted Caramel packs
While stocks last. (Why pay up to $130 elsewhere) Hellers Factory Outlet Shop 10 Ha Cresent, Manukau. Ph 09 271 0977 ext 625 Meat Factory Outlet Shop 268 Massey Road, Mangere. Ph 09 270 3691
Don’t forget about our mini gingerbread Christmas cakes from $15!
Lancôme Hydra Zen Value Set Valued at $204
Life Pharmacy BOTANY Shop 17, Botany Town Centre | Ph 09 272 7700
Oasis’s famous hand roasted peanut butter and decadent housemade salted caramel. Perfect for pouring over ice cream, mixing into hot drinks or spooning out of the jar! Available for a limited time - buy in store now! Corporate gifts also available. The Oasis Cafe Shop 5, 21 Central Terrace, Howick E: theoasiscoﬀee@gmail.com
Chocolate Treats Christmas pudding – 1kg A perfect ending to your Christmas day celebrations. Presented in a traditional porcelain bowl. The Great New Zealand Christmas Cake Company 147 Cascades Road, or order online www.christmascakes.co.nz or phone 577-3095
Chocolate Cubes – 200gm at $29.95, 300gm at $39.95 They are gorgeous gifts for friends, colleagues and corporate. 12-piece box (rectangle box) We can gift wrap and add ribbon at no extra cost $21.95 Larger boxes available up to 77 pieces $131.95 Chocolate Boutique 1/323 Parnell Road, Parnell
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