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Junior sailors add a lovely splash of colour off Bucklands Beach. Times photographer Wayne Martin captured this shot of optimists from Bucklands Beach Yacht Club. BBYC offers a Learn to Sail programme for boys and girls aged 8-14 years and over.
Recidivist thief busted January 4, a vehicle was allegedly stolen from a property in Golflands. The vehicle was spotted two days later in the Whitford area heading towards Beachlands. The Police Eagle Helicopter observed the vehicle’s driver allegedly dispose of a sack in a vacant plot of land in Whitford, before
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The driver then went into a store and allegedly took an item without paying for it. He was arrested shortly afterwards and had allegedly been carrying a knife, and items that could be used to break into vehicles. Police recovered the stolen vehicle, which contained a large amount
of stolen tools and items. The vehicle will now be returned to its owner. The man faces a number of charges including unlawfully taking a motor vehicle, theft and possessing a knife in a public place and was due to appear in court on Friday.
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There’s a General Election towards the end of the year and Christopher Luxon has been selected to stand for National in the Botany seat. Nick Krause sat down with the former Air NZ CEO for a chat.
hristopher Luxon meets at the Times office at around 12.45pm brandishing an 8-pack of sushi. He’s not eaten anything since breakfast at around 4.30am. The option of meeting at a cafe in Howick Village is dismissed (by me) as Luxon, who was only selected as the National Botany candidate for the 2020 election on November 4, is so well-recognised in these parts. And he still lives in Remuera. He later shares his connection to this very blue district. He attended Cockle Bay Primary, Howick Intermediate and Saint Kentigern College. And he has a brother here and many former Air NZ colleagues. We adjourn to our satellite office upstairs in Rice’s Mall where we remain undisturbed for an hour. He politely holds off from even touching the sushi until I suggest he begins eating while I catch up on my notetaking. The early morning rises are an integral part of his
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approach to the day, a routine he says he observed well before Air NZ. “I’m an early riser. I scan all the newspapers and 200+ emails a day. I have always needed to be organised,” he says. “I’d be in the office usually around 7am and would usually be home for dinner at 8 and occasionally there’d be a few hours (working) at night…I like to work to a rhythm.” It’s a rhythm that’s seen him elevate Air NZ – which has 12,500 employees globally – to one of the most respected brands in the country. It is also one of the most successful airlines in the world. Luxon says he’s had a fascination for politics since he was 12 and has, for some time, devoted a year to focussing on world leaders. This year it’s Theodore Roosevelt. Before that it was Bobby Kennedy. “I was attracted to his vision but he had a ruthlessness to his politics.... but he cared deeply about people.” There was Jimmy Carter,
a nuclear submariner, who after his presidency, came back to run his peanut farm. “You learn something from leaders all the time. I read a lot and have done since I was a boy,” says Luxon, slowly but surely getting through his sushi. The point? “Business and politics – there’s a lot of transferrable skills.” He was 40 when he joined the national airline and became CEO at 41. He really is a high-flyer and he’s a problem solver. When he joined Air NZ, its international division was losing $2 million a week. How’s that for focus. He was at global consumer goods company Unilever for 18 years, 16 years posted abroad and became CEO in 2008 when he was 37. Transitioning from international business to politics though is something else surely at such a relatively young age. And he’s a rookie. The motivation for the conservative Christian has always been there. ➤➤Continued on Page 3
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Plenty to consider at first meeting By JIM BIRCHALL
eputations pertaining to a new two-metre water polo pool at the aquatic and leisure centre at Barry Curtis park, a petition for permanent cameras to be installed at Eastern Beach and a proposal to create a water sport facility at Bucklands Beach were on the agenda at the inaugural meeting of the new
Howick Local Board. The chairperson Adele White, on behalf of Lorraine Neil, presented a petition containing 89 signatories asking to have permanent cameras installed on The Esplanade, Eastern Beach. The comments of the signatories in the main argued for the need of said cameras as a result of alleged on-going anti-social behaviour and
repeated incidents of theft and alcohol-related issues in the area. The board moved to request the Community Empowerment Unit to consider the petition. A deputation from Terry Logan on behalf of Mountfort Park Water Polo Club was heard. Mr Logan asked for consideration for a two-metre pool to be part of the new aquatic centre at Sir Barry
Curtis Park. Mr Logan believes the provision of a pool with adequate depth for waterpolo would be of significant advantage to the local community. Melissa Bland, principal of Te Uho o te Nikau Primary School, addressed the board with concerns for pedestrian safety of school students. The school is pushing for a tem-
porary pedestrian bridge to be built on Flat Bush School Road while a decision is made on building a longterm full vehicle/pedestrian bridge. Currently students as young as five have to cross a narrow bridge with no footpaths. Howick Local Board will request Auckland Transport staff provide advice to the local board on feasibility.
‘New Zealand faces unprecedented challenges’ ➤➤From Page 2 “At 48 you get to a point (where you consider your position). It’s important that you give back if you have been successful,” Luxon says. “I do fundamentally believe New Zealand faces these unprecedented challenges.” As a business leader he has come to appreciate and comprehend much, including the impact of automation, working with Iwi, with mayors and councils, with tourism and property too. “Economically, socially, environmentally, they’re really the changes that will affect New Zealanders over the next 15-20 years.” He touches again on the transferability of strategies and such from companies, businesses and industries as very capably bringing a diversity of perspectives to our parliament. “I’m going in with a broad perspective. Some of these principles are very similar.” There’s been no shortage of unsolicited observations from all
“I’m an early riser. I scan all the newspapers and 200+ emails a day. I have always needed to be organised.” Christopher Luxon
Christopher Luxon’s (centre) first job was with the Times as a delivery boy. He is pictured here with Times Media managing director Reay Neben (right) and her husband and Times Media director Brian. Times photo Wayne Martin
and sundry suggesting he won’t be able to cut the mustard…handle the jandal in Kiwi vernacular. “Do you think the rigours of the job (in politics) will be too much for you? I’ve been asked that a few times,” says Luxon.
But he reckons what he calls extreme global business has set him up well. One hundred hours a week. Being in Argentina on a Monday and Tuesday then Tokyo and London immediately after. “The work was in multiple time zones – you’re
playing 3-D chess,” he says. Clearly, having highly-skilled crew helps. “I’ve always been a leader of a team of leaders. You get very organised with your time… you’ve also got to manage energy.” Coping with invasive media, particularly with a family, must be offputting? “The reality is our family is incredibly grounded; our children are incredibly independent. “We do have to think about the civility of politics.” He refers to Kiwi politicians who know each other well and who will engage in the cut-and-thrust in the
house compared to a very different style employed abroad, particularly in the US where there is tremendous polarity. “There’s no naiveté however attacks should be around ideas rather than personalities,” says Luxon. He’s getting right into the new job too with up to nine meetings a week including with the police, Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon, Abbess Manshin at the Fo Guang Shan Temple in Flat Bush, Botany business owners and GETBA (the Greater East Tamaki Business Association), the Multicultural Centre and Indian Business Association. “They’re pretty special people,” he says. “I’m getting around seeing people doing amazing things. “My job is to demonstrate that I understand Botany and that I represent them very well in Wellington.” He underlines that by saying he doesn’t need the job, but wants to do it. “It’s not what I do. Who I am is more important.”
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Two named in New Year Honours By NICK KRAUSE
eorge Chan of Sunnyhills and Harjit Singh of Flat Bush have been recognised in the 2020 New Year Honours. Mr Chan, of Fisher Parade, has been appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to philanthropy and George Chan Harjit Singh the community. Mr Singh, of Gracechurch Drive, was awarded the Queen’s of dollars’ worth of cash cards Service Medal for services to the to low-income families after Indian community and seniors. the Christchurch and Kaikoura Mr Chan’s honours list citation earthquakes and Edgecumbe says he has donated to a range floods. of charitable causes across New He has been an active supZealand and has been a leader porter of St John and has prowithin the Buddhist Compas- moted the importance of their sion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a ambulance service to the Chicharitable organisation that pro- nese and East Asian community. vides material and spiritual relief He has personally donated three to those in need, since 2004. Tzu ambulance vehicles to St John in Chi provides free health check- recent years. ups, blood donation, education Mr Chan also volunteers at the programmes, financial assistance City Mission and the Auckland scholarships, environmental South Correctional Facility. conservation, disaster relief and Mr Singh has contributed to other services to the community. the Sikh and wider communities Mr Chan has held a variety of in Auckland since 2007. voluntary leadership positions He has volunteered with a within the organisation includ- range of community organisaing secretary and CEO. tions. He became involved with He raised almost $3 million Age Concern Counties Manufor the organisation including a kau in 2008 as a member of the personal donation of $400,000, accredited visiting services team to build an Auckland head- and was appointed to the Board quarters which has allowed the in 2013. He is currently on the organisation to expand to more executive of the Manukau East than 800 members. Tzu Chi dis- Council of Social Services under tributed hundreds of thousands Age Concern Counties Manukau.
He is an English home tutor with English Language Partners South Auckland through which he teaches migrants with limited English language skills on a voluntary basis. He has been involved with New Zealand Guru Ravidas Sabha for the past 11 years. He is also involved with the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO), the Auckland Sikh Society, the Punjabi Cultural Society, the Manukau Indian Association and the New Zealand Indian Central Association. Mr Singh has been an ethnic consultant with the Howick Local Board. He is the chair of the Indian Kiwi Positive Ageing Group. He is also a White Ribbon Ambassador and fundraises for the Cancer Society and the Heart Foundation and has been a Community Panel Member of the Care and Protection Resource Panel for Oranga Tamariki since 2012. Mr Singh was also invited as a Peace Ambassador to participate in the Asia Pacific Summit 2019 hosted by the Royal Government of Cambodia and co organised by Universal Peace Federation and Civil Society Summit. His awards include Global Organization of People of Indian Origin Oceania Award of Honour, 2017 and Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year, 2016.
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Times News bites delivery to change What a difference a day makes. Our Times titles (Howick and Pakuranga Times & Botany and Ormiston Times) are changing their publication day from Thursday to Tuesday beginning next month. Times Media’s managing director Reay Neben says times continue to change and our papers have to follow suit. “We’re making this dramatic change because we believe that earlier in the week people have more time to enjoy and read our paper,” she said. “We’ve looked at the market and we realise that earlier in the week is a better time to publish. We also don’t want to compete for letterbox space with all the junk mail delivered later in the week. “Local newspapers around the country tend to publish earlier in the week.” The way the company delivers is changing too. “As we are changing the day we distribute, we decided this was the best time to take back our distribution in-house,” Mrs Neben said. “So our first Tuesday distribution will be February 4 and we are looking for local walkers to fill all the runs.” ■■ If you’re interested in delivering the papers, email: email@example.com or call 09 271 8000.
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latest registration update. With individuals, enthusiast groups and classic bikes added in the chairman of the Auckland Brit & Euro Classic Car Show Committee Rev Dr Richard Waugh said they have reached 1017 participant vehicles. “We are well on our way towards topping last year’s 1071 vehicles.”
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Premier Men Howick Pakuranga scored 135 (B Walsh 41, C Gaylard 3-19, P Mecredy 3-23) losing to East Coast Bays 136/6 (BJ Jacobs 65, R Naude 3-49) by four wickets in Round 5 of the Jeff Crowe Cup. And in Round 5 of the Pearl Dawson Trophy, the Howick Pakuranga Premier Women scored 62/9 (C Hakeagatoa 5-9) losing to Papatoetoe 63/3 by seven wickets.
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The Anglo-South African War or Boer War of 1899 to 1902 As Howick and districts count down to the 175th anniversary, the Times continues its series by Alan La Roche giving readers a glimpse of life as it used to be. The countdown began at the 170th in 2017.
group of Howick and Pakuranga young men eagerly enrolled when the Government, in September 1899, offered to assist Britain in its struggle against descendants of the Dutch colonists, the Boers in the Transvaal/South African Republic and their ally The Orange Free State. The excitement and patriotism of these men from mainly local farms who took their own horses and equipment, called “Rough Riders” only had two weeks of training, were used to handling guns and quickly trained their horses to accept gunfire. They included: 1. Trooper Vincent Hattaway, son of Captain Robert Hattaway. He was a farmer and joined the 4th Contingent. 2. Trooper Corporal John Ireland, a builder in Howick. He joined the 8th Contingent. 3. Trooper Nicholas Colin Stichbury, a baker, served in the 5th and 8th Contingents. He was later killed in World War I. 4. Trooper Corporal Carl WA Moller, dairy farmer of Fairview, Whitford Road. 5. Captain Donald Simson, Queens South African Medal with clasps. He joined as Lieutenant in the New Zealand Mounted Rifles in 8th Contingent. He is buried in the Cath-
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olic Cemetery, Picton Street, Howick. Later he became Sir Donald Simson, founder of the RSA. 6. Trooper Barendt Mattson (called Ben), farmer of Pakuranga, joined the 9th Contingent. He was killed on the minesweeper Puriri which was torpedoed in 1941 in the Hauraki Gulf. 7. Trooper Vernon Cargo of the 9th Contingent, farmer from East Tamaki. 8. Trooper John Pye of the 9th Contingent of Hyde Park farm, Pakuranga. When they left there was a farewell concert and dance in Howick. Next day there was the grand parade, official luncheon before boarding the troopship Devon which was escorted by packed ferryboats as far as the Rangitoto Channel. When Trooper Hattaway returned, he was a hero at the welcome home reception at Howick Hall greeted with the crowd singing <When Jonny
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sions into account before finalising the electorate boundaries and names in April for the 2020 and 2023 elections,” says Judge Thompson. The proposed Manukau East electorate attracted the most boundary objections – 64 - on community of interest grounds. The main concern is the inclusion of the area around Panmure in Manukau East, separating Panmure from Mt Wellington. Flat Bush attracted 22 objec-
tions with a number of objectors suggest adding areas from the current Botany and Manurewa electorates to this new south Auckland electorate. Alternative names suggested are Takanini, Flat Bush-Takanini, Manukau South, Manurewa East, Totara and Totara Park. ■■ More information about making a counter-objection can be found at www.vote.nz. Public hearings of submissions will be held in February.
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Four Howick Local Board libraries are having their Finale `Dare to Explore’ reading programme party together at Botany Library on Sat 18 Jan from 6-7.30pm. Around 1700 children who have registered from Howick Local Board, can have fun at different stations from Jurassic Land, Tomorrow Land, Now land, and an Enchanted Fairyland theme. There will be carnival games, physical challenges, craft activities and face painting at different stations. A number of characters from Star Wars and Batman will also interact with kids. There will be a Scavenger Hunt around Botany Town Centre for kids to find answers to clues given.
U3A Ormiston next meets on Thursday January 23 at 10am at the Flat Bush Old School Hall, cnr Flat Bush School Road and Murphy’s Road. Our main speaker will be Philip Sai-Louie, who will speak on False History. A look at some of the ‘facts’ about early NZ which are not necessarily true. All welcome, free admission, morning tea provided. Come and see what U3A is all about.
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The local Allergy New Zealand support group invites kids with food allergies, aged 6-11, to a fun support event on Sunday February 23 at 2pm in Pakuranga. For more details contact Kimberley 021 143 8484, maddensnoad@ gmail.com.
Announcing the resumption of our fortnightly reading group for 2020 on Thursday January 16 at Highland Park Library at 7pm. New members welcome. Contact Teresa at 027 6450107.
Howick Croquet Club are running a school holiday programme from 1-3pm, Mon, Jan 20–Fri, Jan 24 for 12-18yr olds at our clubrooms, 67 Millhouse Dr, Howick. A Kiwisport grant covers the cost. Croquet is a strategic sport and can help with challenges like anger management, some physical disabilities, ADHD, PTSD.
AMETI roadwork delays unacceptable Delays caused by lane closures for the AMETI/Eastern Busway construction have been unacceptable says Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown. “Lane closures this week to complete major works have caused significant delays for commuters getting to work or getting home with reports of traffic taking an hour from Panmure to Pakuranga, a
distance of only 2km,” he says. “Auckland Transport (AT) is now warning bus passengers to expect significant delays for the remainder of the week, indicating that the traffic is worse than what they were even expecting. “Everyone has been expecting some delays caused by the construction of the new Eastern Busway, however these delays are made
worse by the fact that there are few other transport options in and out of east Auckland for commuters.” He says the good news is that these lane closures will be completed by January 20. “I will be raising this issue with AT and hope that significant disruption like this doesn’t occur again during the construction of the Eastern Busway.”
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The number of new homes has been generally increasing since late 2011, coming off lows in 2009 and 2011 when fewer than 14,000 new homes were consented annually. Nationally, 13 per cent more new homes were consented in the November 2019 year compared with a year ago, reaching 14,866 in Auckland, 4176 in Waikato, and 5310 in Canterbury. Canterbury consented 14 per cent more new homes than in the previous November year. Although this level is below the 2014 peak, it is still higher than the level before earthquake rebuild activities. Wellington region consented 3036
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wo Kiwi-Iraqis living in east Auckland are working to raise awareness of violence in their Middle Eastern homeland that’s resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians. Hisham Anuaimy and Judy Siddawi want more New Zealanders to know what’s happening in Iraq and why. Unrest broke out in several parts of the country in October over unhappiness with the country’s leadership, high unemployment and a lack of basic services. International news media recently reported that more than 400 Iraqis have been killed by security forces with more than 17,000 injured. Siddawi, who lives in East Tamaki, says she feels helpless watching the violence unfold from so far away. “It is extremely sad that in 2019 things like this can happen with the innocent victims and the loss of human life.” Anuaimy and Siddawi recently met Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross to ask him to use his voice as their local MP to draw attention to the situation. Ross addressed questions on the protests in Iraq to Prime Minister
Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, centre, recently met local Kiwi-Iraqis Hisham Anuaimy, left, and Judy Siddawi to learn about the unrest plaguing their Middle Eastern homeland. Photo supplied
Jacinda Ardern in Parliament on December 10. Ardern said she had been advised the New Zealand Ambassador in Iraq has directly raised concerns “over human rights breaches relating to the demonstrations, and they’ve done so directly with senior representatives of the Iraqi Government”. Ross says Botany is a melting pot of people and cultures from around the world and he’s pleased to have been able to speak up on behalf of local Kiwi-Iraqis about the situation in their homeland. “We are many miles away, but New Zealand can join other international efforts in condemning violence, standing up for human rights, and supporting those pro-
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testing peacefully.” Anuaimy, who lives in Highland Park, has family – including his parents and sister – in Iraq. The medical doctor and lecturer says people protesting there are just asking for their basic rights. “They want highways, schools, hospitals and other simple requirements. There is no future, no jobs, no factories and no hope for these people.” Siddawi says she wants the New Zealand Government to take a stronger public stand in opposition to the violence in Iraq. “What Jami-Lee did for us is huge and it means a lot to this community. It opened the door for us to be listened to.
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Regional fuel tax an unnecessary burden The Auckland regional fuel tax should be scrapped to alleviate some of the pain local motorists are feeling at the pump. A Members’ Bill I’ve put together would repeal this fuel tax and remove the ability for the Government to roll out such taxes across New Zealand. This tax added 11.5 cents a litre to the cost of petrol and diesel and every year it remains in place $150 million is being taken from motorists’ pockets. The Government has increased fuel taxes in Auckland by about 25 cents a litre overall, adding to the high cost of living faced by locals. This Bill would give MPs and the public the chance to properly debate the regional fuel tax’s merits. The rising cost of living is one of the biggest challenges Kiwis are facing right now. I hear a lot of feedback from people who are concerned about the rising cost of fuel. It was revealed this week that Auckland Council underspent its budget on new transport projects by more than $260 million in the first year the regional fuel tax was in place. The tax was implemented to allow the Council to boost its spending on projects to alleviate the city’s appalling traffic congestion and the revenue it’s collecting is not even being
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fully spent. People may rightly ask where the Council will find an extra $150 million a year if the regional fuel tax is repealed. The answer is by finding savings in its growing balance sheet, which has seen annual expenses increase by an average of $200 million in each of the past three years. Despite this, ratepayers aren’t seeing an associated increase in the range or quality of services the Council is delivering. Some people may even say the level of service delivery has been decreasing since the super-city Auckland Council was formed. The Prime Minister has said Kiwis are being “fleeced at the pump” and a Commerce Commission study into the retail fuel sector said consumers are paying too much for fuel. A public poll conducted after the regional fuel tax was introduced found 57 per cent of Aucklanders oppose it. The regional fuel tax is unfair and unnecessary. It’s hitting Aucklanders where it hurts and it should be scrapped.
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New Sports Uniform for Year 7 Students 2020
All Year 7 students must be wearing the new sports uniform next year, available from John Russell Schoolwear, Moore Street, Howick.
2020 START-UP DATES
School Office re-opens for enquiries and new enrolments Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st January 2020 from 9.00 – 11.30 am. (In zone enrolment forms can be downloaded from our website)
30 January, Thursday
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31 January, Friday
The school office will be open for enrolments and the uniform shop open for sales on:
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School stationery packs are available from Office Max online: www.myschool.co.nz
6 February, Thursday 7 February, Friday 10 February, Monday
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Check the school website for The School Uniform Shop operating hours. New school uniforms can be purchased from Elizabeth Michael Uniforms, 4 Bond St, Grey Lynn, Auckland. Phone 09 358 1680. All workbooks and stationery packs are available online at www.myschool.co.nz All Art kits will be available for purchase from Gordon Harris at www.gordonharris.co.nz/category/4178-sancta-maria-college
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Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January from 9am-12noon.
71 Udys Road, Pakuranga (behind St Peter’s Anglican Church) Phone: 09 213 1866 - 021 710 065 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Office open (9.00am-1.00pm) School closed School closed (Auckland Anniversary) School closed (Staff only day) Offices closed. (Staff only day) Auditorium open only to Years 11-13 for course confirmation and Prefects Training. Year 11 (10.00am) Year 12 (10.30am) Year 13 (11.00am) Prefects Training (11.00am-2.00pm) Year 7 students (8.40am-2.00pm) Year 11-13 students (10.00am-2.00pm) Prefects Training (9.00am-5.00pm) Students to attend in full school uniform Buses will NOT be operating. Year 7-8 students (8.40am-2.00pm) Year 9-10 students (10.00am-2.00pm) Students to attend in full school uniform Buses will NOT be operating. All year levels return (8.40am-3.15pm) Full school uniform required. Buses WILL operate. School closed (Waitangi Day) School closed (Kahui Ako Day) All year levels return (8.40am-3.15pm) Full school unifom required. Buses WILL operate.
23 January, Thursday 24 January, Friday 27 January, Monday 28 January, Tuesday 29 January, Wednesday
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Tuesday 28 January 9am – 12pm Year 12 1pm – 4pm Year 13 New enrolments at Year 12/13 must bring NCEA results. Monday 3 February – Year 9 Students, new Year 10 students & International Students 8.40am – 3.20pm 8.40am – students assemble in House groups on the grassed area behind bus bay for Powhiri in the gym. The day will include a Top Town event, (so please bring your Howick College sports gear & a towel) and the start of the peer support programme. Tuesday 4 February – whole school first day 8.50am – 3.20pm Year 9 students: report to your Tutor Group room Year 10 students: report to the Theatre Year 11 students: report to the Gym Year 12 students: report to the Library Year 13 students: report to the Dance Studio All new Year 11-13 students gather in the reception area (front of school) Wednesday 5 February – normal Wednesday school day 9.10am – 3.20pm Thursday 6 February – Waitangi Day Friday 7 February – normal Friday school day 8.50am – 3.20pm Our website: www.howickcollege.school.nz contains information on: · College Office Opening Hours · New Enrolments for In-zone students · Uniform · Stationery · Payments · Bus Information Mr I L Ropati, Principal
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MACLEANS COLLEGE (FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS) Full time, Permanent
We are seeking an experienced qualified guidance counsellor who has current NZAC membership. The successful applicant will work as a member of the International team, working with International students, their caregivers and parents. You will also meet the requirements of the Code of Practice (Pastoral care of international students). Professionally you will also be supported by the school’s main team of counsellors. In addition to English, the candidate must also be Mandarin speaking. Start date: Term 1, January 2020 (as soon as possible at that date)
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Within our Sports Department, we have two vacancies that could be combined into one position for someone looking for more hours.
SPORTS ADMINISTRATOR Monday-Friday afternoons from 1:15pm-5:15pm
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Full time permanent Head of Counselling, who may also be a registered teacher. Reporting to the Deputy Principal in charge of Student Services, we seek an experienced Head of Counselling to join a collaborative student support services team. The Head of Counselling is a pivotal role within our team, ensuring that students’ needs are met in a coordinated, proactive and supportive manner. This is a leadership role and our Head of Counselling will: – have the ability to build empathy and advocate for diverse adolescents to achieve optimum outcomes – ensure processes that effectively leverage all available resources within our Whanau-based school to provide the best outcome for our students and school community – be a leader, able to build trusting relationships with both students, senior management and staff – work effectively within our wider pastoral care network (Counsellors, Nurse, Whanau Leaders, Careers Advisor, Pathways Manager, SENCO, Deputy Principals etc.) As part of the Student Support Services Team, you will be an NZAC Member with experience in risk assessment, a range of therapeutic approaches, referral processes and knowledge of, and interaction within a greater local network. There is an expectation of some work required during term breaks.
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Looking for reliable people wanting to earn some extra cash delivering our award-winning newspapers once a week, every Tuesday. You must be physically capable to deliver the paper every week — rain, hail or shine. Our papers are delivered to the Pohutakawa Coast, Botany, Ormiston, Howick, Mellons Bay, Pakuranga, Bucklands Beach, Farm Cove and surrounding areas. If this sounds like you get in touch with us immediately and we can arrange a delivery area close to your home. Deliveries are starting Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
We have an exciting opportunity to join an innovative and visionfocussed college located in East Auckland. The responsibilities of this busy and varied position is to provide high quality and professional executive assistance to the Principal of a large decile 9 college and our Board of Trustees. In this pivotal position, you will be the first point of contact for greeting visitors to the Principal, managing telephone calls, responding to all enquiries and correspondence; scheduling appointments in consultation with the Principal; providing administrative and secretarial support and liaison with a diverse culture of college staff (180) and students (1900) and external stakeholders. As Board Secretary, you will be responsible for all meeting preparation, minute taking, maintenance of the board work plan, and ensuring policies are current. Offer secretarial support with student disciplinary processes, and prepare the Board’s annual charter and analysis of variance as well as collation of the college annual report. To be successful in this position, you must have relevant work experience, attention to detail, be multi-skilled with demonstrated high quality oral and written communication skills and an excellent standard of English. You will have outstanding computer and organisational skills with the ability to build and maintain relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds. As well as being proactive and forward thinking, the ability to prioritise your work in addition to requests from the Principal and or Board Members will be crucial to the success of this role. A flexible, collegial and professional approach is required together with a genuine commitment. Some experience in the education sector would be preferred. Your ability to think on your feet and an energetic, can-do attitude with the ability to change gears in response to the ebb and flow of work will ensure you always remain across the work of a very busy office. Salary will be reflective of qualifications, skills and experience.
Applications close Friday, January 24, 2020
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We are looking to employ a professional Medical Receptionist in mid February 2020 to complement our team. The package consists of weekend shifts with the priority being the overnight shifts. If you are not able to cover the day shifts, please do still apply as nights are the priority. • Week 1 – Sat & Sun 22.30-07.30 (overnight) • Week 2 – Sun 7.30-14.30 • Week 3 – Sat & Sun 22.30-07.30 (overnight) • Week 4 – Sun 14.30-21.00 Key to this role is your ability to deliver first class reception services, including handling telephone calls, maintaining and updating medical records, liaising with internal and external clinical teams, invoicing and receipting, and ensuring the smooth running of the front-of-house environment. The successful applicant will need to: • Have excellent interpersonal skills • Have great time management skills and an ability to multi task • Be computer literate with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail • Be calm under pressure • Be a positive team player • Have excellent oral and written communication skills • Be able to communicate in a warm and friendly manner with a diverse group of people • Knowledge of MedTech32 would be an advantage although training in this software will be provided. Applicants must have the right to work in New Zealand.
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Botany Downs Secondary College is currently recruiting!
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE PRINCIPAL AND BOARD SECRETARY
Closing date 22nd January, 2020
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Steph getting a kick out of being back By JIM BIRCHALL East Auckland footballer Steph Trowill has returned to field after an injury limited her appearances over the past five seasons. After getting inconclusive diagnosis from doctors, the source of her long-term injury was finally discovered to be an un-healed broken bone and tendon damage. Towards the end of 2018, Steph’s ankle was operated on again and after a lay-off, she was back doing what she does best. After initially gaining selection for the New Zealand Maori Women’s side in 2018, a team that thrashed transTasman rivals Australia Mariya Australian First Nation 5-0, Steph has once again been selected for the Maori XI in 2020, to play Mariya again on January 18, in Auckland. Steph spent five years in the Botany College first XI, made the New Zealand Secondary Schools team in 2013 and first played national league football for Auckland the same year. She is looking forward to the
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challenge on getting on the field, and putting her skills to the test for her “first full season back playing the game I love in 5 years!” Here’s hoping she can stay injury-free and prove her mettle at the elite level for many years to come.
rarely-awarded sports prize has been presented to All Black great Keven Mealamu. Mealamu was handed the Sir Barry Curtis Medal in a recent ceremony hosted by Counties Manukau Sport (CMS). He received the award from the former Manukau City mayor Sir Barry Curtis. CMS chief executive officer Russell Preston said the Sir Barry Curtis medal is bestowed upon the person who has, over a lengthy period of time, demonstrated a raft of qualities, skills and attributes that have not only contributed positively to their sport but to the Counties Manukau region as well. “The award is held in such high regard that it may not be awarded each year unless the recipient is considered to have achieved the criteria set,” said Preston. “The inaugural recipient of the Sir Barry Curtis medal was Ruben Wiki. Tonight’s recipient is in a lot of respects very much like Ruben Wiki. He grew up in South Auckland and, as such, experienced a lot of the hardships that young people in the rest of New Zealand are sheltered from. “He showed exceptional promise
Sir Barry Curtis, from Eastern Beach, with former All Black Keven Mealamu.
at the local level that it was not long before he was bestowed with representative honours 1999. It took a mere three years when in 2002 he first represented NZ.” Mealamu has endured the rigours of sport at the domestic, national and international level for more than a decade. “He has shown that through his
own courage he has been an inspiration to his fellow athletes and an example by which young athletes in the future can only aspire to and hopefully accomplish what this man has done for this region and for his country,” said Preston. “He is extremely well respected by his fellow athletes both locally and internationally.”
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
Howick Presbyterian Church St Andrew’s Church Centre Cnr Vincent St & Ridge Rd, Howick www.howpres.org.nz Sunday, January 19 9.30am Family Service
Join us for the grooviest day ever whilst you Boogie in the Vines for Totara Hospice at the stunning
No Thursday services till February Phone 535-4403
All Saints Anglican Church Howick
17 Selwyn Rd, Ph 534 6864
You’re invited to
Turanga Creek Vineyard
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St Thomas’ Anglican Church Whitford
37 Whitford-Maraetai Rd, Ph 272 4484
Sunday Service: 9.30am
Sunday 16th February 2020
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Turanga Creek Vineyard,133 Whitford Park Road, Whitford
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5 Ben Lomond Cres, Pakuranga
Cnr Wellington & Picton Sts Phone 534-5142