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Dance showcase worthy of own tour

The annual Dance Showcase held at Pakurang College recently highlighted the incredible talent of the teachers and students at the College, who worked hard to put on an amazing show over two days. It was the third dance showcase for the college and the students involved in this year’s show really stepped up to the challenge. They worked incredibly hard and brought what was originally a small idea to life on the stage.  “The dance students at Pakuranga College are very talented and I couldn’t be prouder of what they achieved.” said Natalie Sangster, Head of Dance. Pakuranga College’s Dance Showcase included all of the dance students in one dance piece together.

‘We want our money back’ A

young couple are distraught that they cannot get back $37,777.50 they paid to the wrong bank account. Shirley Li thought she had transferred the amount owed to construction contractors’ and their bank account at Westpac Botany Junction a month ago. She made an error and the money went to someone else. That was on June 7 and now Li and her husband Ivan Soh are anxious that their money has still not been returned. In the meantime their painting and decorating company has had to pay the contractors so they are desperate to have their funds returned. However they’ve hit a brick wall. While their bank - ASB - has been trying hard to have the funds

returned, Westpac doesn’t seem to want to know, she said. A Westpac spokesman told the Times that Westpac NZ does not comment on its customers for privacy reasons. “However, in terms of general advice, in the event of a mistaken funds transfer, a bank does not have the right to withdraw money from a customer’s account without the consent of the customer,” the bank said. “It is a standard industry process that a person wanting to reverse an electronic funds transfer should talk to their own bank in the first instance.” Li said she did that as soon as she discovered her error. She made the transfer at around 10.30am. At 7pm her client called saying they hadn’t received the payment. “I immediately called ASB to make a direct

debit recovery,” she said. “ASB asked me to call Westpac to get them to hold onto the money but customer services said they couldn’t hold onto the funds. “When money goes into someone’s account, Ivan Soh it’s their money.” She was told to “just leave it for the recovery team to sort out” and was calling Westpac every day. Meanwhile after eight days ASB declared it could not recover the money. “Westpac said it’s not their problem. Westpac is not showing any responsibility. They are not doing their job. It’s horrible,” said Li. In frustration she has also been to the police to assist with recovery of the funds. While police

were sympathetic, the investigation appears unlikely to speed up the return of the money. Police could not confirm they were looking into the matter. “In general, police do not respond to requests which seek to confirm whether a specific individual or a specific organisation is under police investigation, or whether specific individuals have made complaints to police,” a spokesperson said. The Times also contacted the Banking Ombudsman’s office. Tina Mitchell, the Deputy Banking Ombudsman – Prevention – said it cannot comment on individual cases. “Usually it’s about sorting out between the banks but that can be a bit tricky,” she said.

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Kindy celebrates head teacher’s 20 years’ work

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ore than 100 parents, children and friends of the kindergarten got together at Pakuranga Baptist Kindergarten to throw a surprise party for head teacher, Jacqui Lees. The get-together was last Thursday, July 5. Jacqui has been teaching at Pakuranga Baptist Kindergarten since 1998, and has been the kaiwhakahaere (head teacher) since 2001. Jacqui says it’s amazing

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to now have children at the kindy whose parents she remembers teaching two decades ago. “Over the years I have been here I have met and come to know many wonderful friends,” says Lees. “I think of myself as a tree, with deep roots in this community.”   Parents at the kindergarten commented on the dedication and love Jacqui brings to her role.

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Some hard questions were asked at a public meeting hosted by Howick ward Councillor Sharon Stewart to discuss the ongoing concerns due to the recent storms, flooding and coastal erosion in Howick and Pakuranga areas. Andrew Skelton, Healthy Waters Operations south team manager, Doug Pirni, senior Healthy Waters specialist and Sarah Sinclair, director Auckland emergency management Civil Defence, had a flood of questions to answer as more than 100 people

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environmental focus. Pakuranga Baptist Kindergarten became an accredited Enviroschool in 2015 and started the popular ‘Outdoor Explorers’ programme in 2017. Jacqui has a Bachelor of Education from the University of Auckland and has continued her professional development over the years participating in many different courses and research projects, both in New Zea-

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Left to right Andrew Skelton, Sharon Stewart, Tery Patterson, Simeon Brown, Wally Rice and Marilyn Bakker have a chat after the public meeting at Pakuranga Bowling Club. Times photo Farida Master

attended the meeting at the Pakuranga Bowling Club on Tuesday evening. The meeting that was well moderated by Simeon Brown, MP for Pakuranga had a large turnout from

home owners in Cockle Bay, Glenmore Road and Angelo Ave catchments, as well as Cheriton Road, Mellons Bay and Gossamer Drive—areas severely affected by a spate of storms and floods this

year—on January 4, April 11 and June 3. “On June 3 there was a record rainfall where Howick and Pakuranga received most of the rainfall,” said Mr Skelton from Healthy Waters, the department responsible for stormwater infrastructure. “The intensity of 30mm in 25 minutes is up to 25 to 50 year storm event for some areas which caused some serious damage. “We have been working extensively in these areas to engineer solutions but these are short term. For long term solutions it takes long to plan.”

Many in the room demanded that they get value for the rates they pay. While Cr Stewart was disappointed that Auckland Transport failed to show up at the meeting, she was all praise for the work that Healthy Waters has been doing, working round-theclock to help residents. She said she will arrange for one-on-one meetings with residents from every catchment affected by the floods. “We suggest you bring along photographs and video footage that will give Healthy Waters a bigger picture.”

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Performance pay in shambles: First Union

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ore than 50 employees of Farmers retail stores of Botany, Pakuranga, Manukau and Papakura staged a walk out from the stores last Thursday. They protested at the crossroads outside Pak’nSave, Botany. The beauty, sales and service assistants were part of the strike action nationwide. Workers had decided to move from pickets to strike action in response to failed negotiations. Protesting against low pay and unfair pay reviews, workers at the department stores around the country went on strike from one to five hours in the afternoon. Sarah Thompson organiser of the First Union strike in Botany told the Times: “If you look around, it’s good to know that the majority are women here. And they have never done this before. “They are too busy looking after their families and don’t have time for this. It must be pretty serious for them to pick up a picket. “The performance pay is in shambles. It’s counter intui-

Pivac named top coach Wayne Pivac, appointed in 2009 to coach Pakuranga United Rugby Club’s premier team, is about to be confirmed as Warren Gatland’s successor as Wales’ head coach. Media reported Pivac had topped a shortlist for the role that included Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie to take over from Gatland following the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year. The ex-Auckland and Fiji coach signed a two-year contract as director of coaching at Pakuranga United.

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tive. Employees get C grades even though the clients have complimented them for their customer service. “This doesn’t encourage them to work hard.” Ms Thompson claims that workers get low grades just so that their employers don’t have to pay them more.

Farmers’ workers typically start on a near minimum wage of $16.50 an hour, she says. “Currently 80 per cent of Farmers’ workers who belong to First Union are paid less than the living wage. “For most, the pay scale ends around $17.50 with raises only available through perfor-

mance pay reviews. “Such an iconic New Zealand brand as Farmers should be doing better. We hope to resolve the issue and end the performance pay scheme. “There should be an increase in pay rates so that their families have enough to thrive on and not just survive.”

Half Moon Bay ferry pier wins award Auckland Transport’s (AT) Half Moon Bay ferry pier has won an engineering award. The ferry pier won the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) New Zealand Excellence Awards – Best Public Works Project under $5 million. Opened last year, the pier plays a pivotal role as a transport hub for the recently rolled out bus network for east Auckland. The Howick Local Board contributed $2.5 million from its transport capital fund for the project. Chair David Collings says: “We’re really proud of this, as the board gave strong input into the project which has improved the experience for commuters.

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“This award represents the significant investment in a connected public transport systems for Auckland, making it easier for people to switch between ferries and buses to get around the city.” AT’s public transport development manager Scott Keene says: “The award is a recognition of the innovation, skill and dedication within AT, its consultants, contractors and suppliers who have gone above and beyond in constructing the Half Moon Bay ferry pier.” Construction is underway on the bus interchange at the end of Ara-Tai to support the better integration of ferry and bus services. Visit halfmoonbaypier.

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Howick Local Board Chair David Collings is calling for patience with Auckland’s wet winter weather starting to cause headaches for contractors unable to mow sodden turf across the local board area. “People will have started to notice this already and I want to assure the community that the local board is keeping on top of this issue,” Mr Collings said.

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The settlers’ first houses We continue our series with historian and author Alan La Roche marking the 170th anniversary of the area


he first houses of the Howick settlers were leaky, cheerless raupo whares, often called “raupoos”. The British call similar reeds bulrushes. The long slender leaves were cut and gathered from streams or swampy ground such as on the Howick Domain, Uxbridge or Mellons Bay Streams. The raupo is dried and bound tightly into bundles, then tied with harakeke [NZ flax] rope or mangemange fern. Dried nikau palm leaves were placed over these bundles on the roof held down by horizontal logs as purlins. Maori had used these materials for centuries. Raupo is an excellent insulator containing many air-cells making it warm in winter and

built his own raupo in Howick village as he was desperate to get his family, of a wife and five daughters, suitably housed. They lived in their raupoo for over two years. Some larger families made extensions to their raupoos. Some had 10 children or more and children were expected to top-and tail, four in a bed - no wriggling or kicking! Some raupoos had a wooden chimney with a sod firebox to reduce the risk of catching fire. Tawa and rewarewa in a fire gave little smoke and no sparks which was especially useful in bad weather when a fire in the centre of the cottage floor was lit instead of an outside fire. Smoke used to seep out through the roof keeping mosquitos

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cooler in summer. Windows were of glass or oiled sail-cloth to keep out the weather. After living several years in a leaky raupoo with an earth floor which was often mud, they were reluctant to move into an unlined clinker-built kauri cottage as the newly-cut boards shrank on drying, they said the wooden cottages were draughty,

but raupoos were snug. The first raupos cost about two pounds to build but since many Howick Fencible families were complaining that they had been promised in England “a two roomed cottage ready for them on arrival”, the Government agreed to pay for most of the 180 raupoos in Howick in 1848. Fencible John Hardy


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away. Care was needed as raupoos were highly flammable. Raupoos attracted fleas and rats along with cockroaches and stink beetles which drop out onto your bed or meal if a candle is lit. Some put sheeting in the ceiling to catch them. Some advised families to put raincoats over their bed if it looked like rain. In July 1848 it snowed in Howick, although the snow soon melted but it was cold and wet. After 1848 all “Fencibles” (now called settlers) were given £15 and told to build their own raupoos as the officers said “they give good and comfortable accommodation”. Eventually these men built their own wooden cottages on their acre allotments. The British Ordinance Board in England estimated a single cottage of 504 square feet for each Fencible family would cost between £25 and £50 pounds to build. But prices had escalated and the Auckland Royal Engineers estimate was £157. Governor Grey asked for a new design incorporating one chimney and two families sharing the double cottage of 264 square feet, saving £30. Maori labourers assisted the Royal Engineer supervisors. Carpenters were in short supply and were demanding higher wages than in Britain. All Fencibles cottages were built of pitsawn Kauri. The bricks for chimneys were made locally at Waipaparoa-Howick Beach. Single unit cottages were generally built for sergeants, strategically placed on corner sections. They were almost twice the size of a private’s cottage. Only one Fencible cottage remains in Howick today. However there are nine fully restored original Fencible cottages in the Howick Historical Village, showing their durability after almost 170 years! Alan La Roche, Howick Historian

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tudents at a local primary school have been trying to take down a pesky drone which has been buzzing the school. Acting principal Paul Crowhurst said in May in a school newsletter: “In recent weeks we have encountered the roving presence of a high-spec drone around school. “As such, I commissioned, with the blessing of the Civil Aviation Authority, Cockle Bay School’s first ever anti-drone defence system. “Although this shower of soccer and rugby balls has been unsuccessful at bringing said drone down to earth, it has seemed to stop the visits during school hours.” However, close to the end of the May, the school had more sightings over the school outside of school hours.

Cockle Bay School has reported multiple sightings of a drone over the grounds. Photo supplied

“The police and CAA have been contacted as flying drones over private property is not lawful,” Mr Crowhurst. “The police are looking into the matter. It is clear that the drone is being launched somewhere between Cockle Bay School and the coast, we would be most

appreciative of any information on who is flying this drone or where it is being launched from.” Police confirmed to the Times they have made enquiries however have been unable to identify the origin of the drone  and have since had no further reports. 

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“Weather permitting, the Stockade Hill Defencibles will be out again this coming Saturday and would love for everyone to come down and add their messages to the amazing wonder wall,” said Fox. Meanwhile, Andries Popping, deputy chair of the Howick Ratepayers and Residents Association, said it was great to see young Howickians last Saturday morning writing messages of support He said four large boards have already been filled with messages to Auckland Council asking them to preserve Stockade Hills Views for all to enjoy. The commissioners and council officers will be the only ones able to speak at Monday’s hearing. “Save Stockade Hills Views campaigners are hoping for a large turnout to show the Commissioners how much Howickians young and old, care about Stockade Hill,” he said. ■■ Monday’s final hearing is at 9.30am on July 16 at Fencible Lounge at Howick Library.

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The long-standing fight to save Stockade Hill views is nearing its end – the final hearing is next Monday July 16. But the Stockade Hill Defencibles, a small group of locals, aren’t going down without one final fight. The group - Andrew Laing, Brooke Williams, Tracey Fox, Claire Thompson, Jane Moody, Leigh Hodgetts and Ron Fielding - started out as a humble pub quiz team but have quickly become Picton Street’s most popular campaigners. Like many who know and love Howick village, they were shocked to find out that the 360-degree views around Stockade Hill were still under threat and that the process of allowing high-density development to practically surround the landmark was still very much on the cards. They decided to take to social media to let people know what was happening. The Defencibles started the ‘Save Stockade Hill Views’ Facebook page which rapidly gained more than 700 followers with posts on the page reaching in excess of 13,000 people in the area. They have even attracted messages of support from as far away as California. A regular feature on the page is the weekly radio show playlist request. Andrew Laing hosts a Thursday evening Road Show on Howick’s local radio station East FM and has been playing songs suggested by their Facebook followers all month. The group have also ‘taken it to the streets’ every Saturday outside helloworld on Picton Street, along with representatives from the Howick Residents and Ratepayers Association. They’ve been chatting with locals, distributing posters and leaflets and encouraging anyone who can’t attend the hearing to put up a message of

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Uxbridge Travel is presenting ‘Visiting Bhutan and trekking to Jomolhari’, presented by Dr Gordon Miskelly, Friday, July 20 in ‘Te Whare Ora’ Garden of Memories Hall, Uxbridge Centre, Uxbridge Road, Howick. Visitors welcome. Admission $6. Enquiries phone Adrienne 534-4989. JH10924

Uxbridge Holiday Programme The best place to be in the school holidays for children aged 6+ is Uxbridge, July 13-20, is crammed packed full of fun. Cup cake decorating, novelty cakes, theatre masks, soap making, revealing the colours, pots n rocks, just too many options to list. Full details at or phone 535 6467 or grab a brochure from your local library.


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Winter is closing in so don’t stay at home feeling miserable. Uxbridge Arts & Culture has a huge range of classes and workshops, something for everyone in the July to December programme. Grab one from the library, phone 535 6467 or pop in and see the friendly team at 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick. Classes start from July 23.

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Change your body – no dance or tutus required. Come to the free session on July 26, 6-7pm and try it out. Full term course starts the following week. Sculpt, lean, toned muscles with this energising dynamic class. Full workout. Bookings essential. Phone 535 6467 or at nz/product/freetb/

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Play dumb, play dirty, play false Enter a claustrophobic world in which sexual betrayal combines with insanity and the horrific cost of payback, when Michael Hurst is let loose on one of the most intense tragedies ever written The Changeling, Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s wild masterpiece Sometimes the one you love isn’t the one you want. Beatrice hires a hit man to murder her fiancé, only to become trapped in a vortex of lust and deceit. Once the deed is done, Beatrice discovers it’s not money or jewels that her hit man wants as his reward but something far more precious. We live in an experiential age, where audiences are hungry for experiences that provide a deeper level of participation and entertainment. In line with this trend, Hurst creates a theatrical encounter that explores proximity, intimacy and high-octane acting at close quarters - an experience that can’t be downloaded. Filled with strikingly modern


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psychological insights, The Changeling, adapted and directed by Michael Hurst features one of the theatre’s most complex and intriguing partnerships. Beatrice and her disfigured hitman, the ironically named De Flores, transgress all moral limits. The pact they enter into, driven both by physical loathing and erotic frustration, unites them in a corrupt, collusive and adulterous intimacy. Blurring the boundaries between right and wrong, actors Anthea Freya Hill (PopUp Globe, Guys & Dolls) and Mel Odedra (Tea, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) will collude in this production, reminding audiences of the thin line between victim and monster. In response to the awesome success of the Pop Up Globe, which has drawn audiences away from the Auckland Summer Shakespeare’s annual activation, challenging its history of 55 years and recently forcing it into recess,

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Hurst and the Auckland Summer Shakespeare Trust have repositioned themselves to create this ferociously intimate Winter season. Widely acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s leading exponents of Shakespeare, Hurst is also a Jacobean Tragedy fanatic, having directed or acted in productions of Tis Pity She’s a Whore, The Duchess of Malfi, The Revenger’s Tragedy and one other previous production of The Changeling in 1990. ■ Uxbridge Theatre Howick ■ August 2&3, 7:30pm ■ Duration: 80 minutes ■ #thechangeling2018

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Seed of contentment or chaos Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction. IVF isn’t foolproof and IUDs aren’t failsafe. iPhones come with ovulation apps and being married doesn’t mean you have to breed. This is about the horror some woman experience when they learn they’re pregnant, even while in loving relationships, and about fancy fertility clinics that prey on people’s primal urge to replicate — in the hope of cementing the bond with their partner in a way a ring, a house or a promise may not. A truly contemporary, hilarious and smart look at modern reproduction and female friendship, Seed is a drama that’ll make you laugh, or a comedy that’ll make you cry. How far would you go to get a life? Find out in the play directed by Kerryn Palmer.




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lenty of locals turned up for some bird watching on the weekend at the Ormiston Senior College. The Auckland Metro Bird Club were thrilled with the response to their 109th bird show. “We nearly doubled attendance from last year. We put this down to the support we get from the media such as the Howick and Pakuranga Times and Botany and Ormiston Times as well as the fact that people in this south eastern corner are getting used

to seeing some of the best and most colourful birds in the North Island each year at Ormiston Senior College,” says one of the organisers of the show, David Nicholson. The club also reached out to local schools and communities with a colouring competition. Exciting plans are underway for the club to host the next show. Local bird winners included Juniors Renee Murphy (Bengalese and Zebra Finches) Imogen


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and Abbie Anstis (Budgies) while some of the ‘older hands’ like Roger Haynes (Budgies) Vince and Lynne Huston (Budgies) Chris Agius (Colour Canaries) Alan Frear (Yorkshire Canaries) Derek and Esme Lourens (Budgies) Dave Nicholson (Gloster & Lizard Canaries) all revealed their winning ‘bird stars!’ Some of the winning birds will be representing Auckland at the big Topflite National Bird Show in Timaru at the end of this month.

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STAND F HOWICK WOR ARD Clockwise from top left: This Cockatiel won Best Junior, Best Junior Novice, Best Cockatiel, Best in Class and Best Junior Foreign among it’s many prizes; Runner-Up to Best Colour Fed Canary; Gouldian Finch; Imogen Anstis 10 & Abbie Randell 6 with their winning budgie at the Auckland Metro Bird Club’s annual show at Ormiston Senior Times photos Wayne Martin College, Flat Bush. The bird won Best Junior and Junior Novice among it’s collection of prizes.


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The students have given up their lunchtimes to design and create a scaled-down model of what the area will look like once completed. Boosting a native bush walk, bird feeders, weta enclosures, a

Rockabye rocks The team at Rockabye Early Learning Centre in Highland Park proudly supported the Middlemore Foundation - Kidz First Campaign: Jammies in June! They collected pyjamas over the month of June from all the families at the centre The children and teachers also celebrated with a PJ day.

Some of the older children had this to say about ‘Jammies in June’ : ■■ “We are going to give the sick children at hospitals all our pyjamas” (Jack, 4) ■■ “I think we have lots and lots of pyjamas” (Rebecca, 4) ■■ “There are lots of warm pyjamas for all the people” (Charlie, 4).

lizard garden, insect hotels and a viewing worm farm, this space will allow students to develop their understanding of the local environment and empower them to take responsibility and care for their environment and protect the ecosystem. They hope to attract birdlife from the adjacent Tamaki Estuary. Working bees are already being held most weekends at the school in preparation of the official TREEmendous planting day. “As a small school, this is a huge undertaking, and while we have been given a TREEmendous grant and will have assistance from the Mazda Foundation & Project Crimson volunteers, we still need further assistance to complete this project” says principal Belinda Johnston.


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Khatau picks up women’s award F

ormer Macleans College student Sara Khatau has won the prestigious Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs Award. The University of Auckland student, who is currently studying Law and Arts with a major in International Relations, Politics and Sociology, will be presented with the award/scholarship of $1500 at the Zonta Club of east Auckland’s Annual Awards night. Nominated by the Zonta Club of East Auckland, Sara was also the recipient of the Zonta Year 12 Leadership Award in 2016. Sara says she is humbled and credits Gay Gallagher, a member of Zonta International who

pushed her to apply for it. The long list of service activities that contributed to the former Year 13 Prefect at Macleans receiving the international award include her involvement in Unicef Youth and NZ Model UN Forum; leader of the string Amnesty International Club and establishing a new group called LEAD (Liberate, Educate, Empower Adolescent Development) to increase youth engagement in societal issues. “There is lack of engagement among the youth in issues that affect our society and I saw a gap that needed to be filled in,” she says about the initiative. Sara also collaborated with a local organisation to host an event

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aligned with `Find her Smile’, focussing on raising awareness of sex trafficking of young girls in Asia. Her involvement outside school involved a brush with politics as part of Simeon Brown’s electoral campaign. Sara represented the youth voice for the locals as well as a participant in Howick Youth Forum. That apart, Sara found time to be a Youthline volunteer and a youth leader in Global Volunteer Network raising funds for children in Vietnam. The young volunteer for Salvation Army says that it is important to find causes you are passionate about and align to them. “I learnt a lot more from the

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■ Girls Football: Early last term the 1st XI girls football team had a play-off game against Diocesan (an Auckland premier team) for a place in the Lotto National Championships. This is for the top 32 teams in the country. Howick won this game, 3-1, thus qualifying for the first time in 30 years. The girls played some excellent football, and for the year 13s, this is the result of four years of hard work and commitment to Howick College. The tournament takes place during week 7 of term 3.

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community activities than in the classroom, and it was so much fun,” says Sara who hopes to work for the UN someday. The Young Women in Public Affairs Programme was established by Zonta International to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognising a commitment to the volunteer sector, volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy.

■ Girls Rugby: Four Howick girls have been selected for the Auckland U15 Girls’ Rugby team - Dayna Moon, Abby Lockhart, Paige Makiri and Kylah Oliver. They will be competing in the Northern Region Tournament today. ■ Champion Weightlifter: Avery Fesolai continues to win titles in weightlifting. He recently brought three medals home from the Oceania Olympic Weightlifting competition in Noumea – Gold U55kg Youth / Silver U56kh Junior / Silver U56kg Senior. Avery was named our Junior Sportsperson of the Year in 2017.

New director of coaching at HPCC Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club has announced stalwart and club ‘legend’ Alan Hunt will lead their coaching team. With his stellar coaching experience, Hunt will also coach the Premiers, the club says. Hunt was selected for the Premiers in 1979-80 and played regularly until 1994-95. He led the Premiers to the Two Day Championship in 1993-4 and also was also a regular selection for Auckland

between 1981-82 and 1992-93. He scored 2069 first class runs with a highest score of 102. Auckland Cricket thought so highly of Hunt that he was granted a Benefit Year in recognition Alan Hunt of his 10 years’ service in the representative side and 104 matches. He has successfully coached

at Provincial A level with Auckland and Northern Districts and, upon moving to Central Districts, helped steer the province to two national titles. Since that time he has been involved in a number of different roles and has spent the last few years as Sacred Heart College’s coaching director. Hunt is very clear about

how he sees his role with the Howick Pakuranga Premier side. “The challenge of this job is to be able to maintain their level of performance and build on it,” he says. “That’s a very hard ask when the Premiers are defending Hedley Howarth Trophy champions! The Director of Coaching’s role is about making sure we deliver appropriate programmes to the appropriate age groups in a professional manner.”

■ NZ Aerobics representative: Sarah Spargo is once again heading off to Phoenix this month as part of the New Zealand team competing in the ANAC international aerobics competition. She has represented NZ for several years. In 2017 she placed 9th in a field of 48 competitors.

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urely the toughest back in world rugby to tackle is juggernaut Ngani Laumape who scored four stunning tries in the Hurricanes 42-24 triumph against the Blues in Wellington last weekend. They were reminiscent of the storming runs once associated with the late Jonah Lomu and Julian Savea, two wings who were unstoppable when at their prime. Yet with the All Black selectors preferring injury prone 32-year-old Sonny Bill Willilams as their starting second-five, Laumape struggles for game time in test rugby. Having scored 15 tries in Super Rugby last year, that remains a mystery, especially when his ability to crash over the advantage line

with hard, straight running offers his forwards quick recycled ball. True, it helps having creative players like PJ Perenara and Beauden Barrett inside him. But Laumape’s fearless running makes him a huge asset to any team whether he wears the No 12 or 13 jersey. At 27 years of age, 1.78m tall and tipping the scales at 97kg, the muscular Laumape is dwarfed by Williams’ 1.93m and 108kg. However he is a more bruising attacker than the champion ball distributor who has had a rotten run of injuries since the 2016 Rio Olympics. Meanwhile the Blues can count themselves lucky that Rieko and Akira Ioane have remained loyal to them rather than head off to a more successful franchise.

That is particularly true of 23-year-old Akira who, at 1.94m and 113kg, is an incredibly-gifted athlete awaiting a decent forward coach to make him the great, low slung No 8 that Counties-bred All Black captain Kieran Read became upon moving to Canterbury and the Crusaders. Luke Whitelock filled the No 8 berth in the injured Read’s absence in the three-test series against France because of his strong work ethic, solid defence and lineout prowess. But as an attacking player he’s not in Akira’s class. Meanwhile Blues coach Tana Umaga must be wondering at the wisdom of playing Rieko Ioane at second-five against wrecking ball Laumape after the latter stormed to

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Hunter wins 100m freestyle crown Carina Doyle and Daniel Hunter won the coveted blue ribbon 100m freestyle titles on the final night of the 2018 Aon New Zealand Open Championships. Commonwealth Games 2018 rep Doyle (North Shore), turned first at the halfway mark before the rest of the field charged in the final 25m on Friday. Doyle was first to the wall in 56.67s.  Hunter (Howick Pakuranga), who won gold in the 50m final, was the hot favourite in the

longer sprint and showed his dominance by establishing half a body length lead in the first half of the race. In the closing stages it was 15-year-old Michael Pickett (North Shore) who started to close in on Hunter, eventually finishing second in 50.61s to Hunter’s 50.01s. Bayley Main (Howick Pakuranga) was third in 50.75s. Pickett’s time was also a new personal best and 15-years national age group record.

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hink decadent glamour, pure opulence and a bit of a tease. For the first time, five of New Zealand’s top, multi-awardwinning burlesque artistes are coming together to dazzle the audience with their costumes and entertain them with hurly burly lampoonery at Uxbridge Arts and Culture. Mistress of ceremony and stand-up comedian Verity Johnson will introduce the tantalising titian-haired Sophia St Villier; New Zealand’s favourite burlesque duo Ballet School Dropouts; Lilly Loca known for putting the Va Va Voom into Vaundeville; sultry and seductive Trillion; and mesmerising Dahlia Dangerous. Howick resident Sophia, who has just returned to New Zealand after a nine year stint in the UK, will be performing two acts from her repertoire - La Vedette Anatomique and Fairy Queen in the upcoming show <ITALICS> Enchanté Cabaret. She says she is really excited about performing with a great representation of talented artistes in lavish costumes. Sophia, who has performed in London, Rome, Milan, Stockholm and toured with a burlesque production company in Germany for almost 18 months, says her favourite part of a show is the energy she shares with the audience. “It’s pure magic!” Talking about the bump n’grind workshops she hosted in the UK, she says that she loves teaching, “especially when it is so much fun for people to learn about the history of burlesque in 1950s”. “Those days they would have

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and tough broads she says, “Life is a cabaret.” “The costumes are quite an investment, and I remember the times when I was doing burlesque on a budget. When I first moved to the UK, the NZ dollar was very week and I’d often do crepe paper costumes that I’d tear off on stage,” she says. Having come a long way, the svelte mother of an 18-month old baby says that she can’t wait for the curtains to go up on Enchanté Cabaret, curated by multi-award-winning burlesque artist and performance art teacher Natalie Hugill.

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The ideal candidate will have:  

The hours are from 7.30 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday during term time.

A commitment to the special character of the College is essential.

For more information on the College see

Previous experience is not necessary but the willingness to multi task is required. A commitment to the special character of the College is essential. Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter, along with the names of three referees to Sandra Melhuish at Applications close Friday 20 July 2018 For more information on the College see


We seek an experienced, organised and enthusiastic staff member for the position of Finance Clerk. This position requires experience in:  Accounts Payable  Bank Reconciliations  Asset Management  Microsoft Office  Xero Accounting  KAMAR (Familiarity with financial management for NZ Secondary Schools an advantage). The successful applicant would need to be able to work in a team environment, be flexible and able to multi-task. Remuneration will be in accordance with the Support Staff in Schools Collective Agreement. Please submit CV and Cover letter to

Botany Downs Primary School

Applications close Monday, July 23, 2018 at 9am

Our Best Always

Part Time Teacher

Resource Manager and Librarian

We are looking for a part time Primary School teacher (Fully registered or STC ), to begin in Term 3, one and a half hours per day 5 days per week, morning or afternoon. This is a fixed term position and would suit an enthusiastic teacher, who would enjoy working in a supportive and collaborative environment at a leading local school. Please send your written applications, including the names of at least two referees, to the

AP, Kimberley Rivett C/- Botany Downs School 35 Mirrabooka Ave, Howick, Auckland Or email

Botany Downs School

Our wonderful school librarian and resource manager is leaving us, so Botany Downs School is looking for someone to take over this part time role of 20-25 hours/week. You will be a person who shows initiative, and has lots of enthusiasm, energy and a love of literacy. Knowledge of the Access It programme highly desirable, background in library work an advantage. Duties include running our school library and teacher resource areas, to a high standard. Visits to our school by prospective applicants are welcomed. Applications close Wednesday 25 July 2018. Please send your written applications, including the names of at least two referees, to:


Chartered aCCountants & Business advisors

2 Positions

TRUCK DRIVER Class 4 Licence. Carting dirt and quarry material.

Also DIGGER/OPERATOR Ph Mike 021 636 816

Full Time Parts Assistant

We are looking for a reliable, honest person to work in our parts department. Must have fluent English and computer skills. Full training will be given. Please send CV to 09 271 0371 CD260408

Do you have a rental or property to lease? For the best results Advertise here Ph 271 8055 or email:

Relief Teachers - We NEED you!

We are looking for a part-time administrator, 15 hours a week including Saturday mornings 9am1pm. The ideal candidate is someone who has excellent written and verbal communication skills, is selfmotivated, can multi task, is reliable, has strong computer skills, an attention to detail and a can-do attitude. Mandarin speaking an advantage. Experience in a similar role is preferred but not necessary. The role has potential to grow in hours and responsibilities.

Our experienced team at Harts is full of local accountants and this position has been created purely out of our expansion of clients. The client base at Harts enables team members to have varied experience with a range of clients. We have many clients who have been with Harts for generations. We are now seeing future generations coming through creating our need for a new accountant to expand our team. The position is a client facing position so you would have great conversation and client interaction skills.


About the Company East Care is a 24 hour Accident & Medical Centre in East Auckland which has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality Accident & Medical Care to the local community for almost 30 years.

Contact for more information

Our ideal candidate will: • have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a NZ practice • be tertiary qualified • be AT level or higher • have a sound knowledge of the financial reporting standards • be up to date with taxation laws & practice standards • be experienced in the preparation of financial statements • be able to prepare PAYE, Income tax and GST returns • be Xero certified (or working towards certification) • have the ability to set up and support Xero ledgers • have strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to interact with clients on a daily basis • have strong general systems and Xero, MYOBAO, MYOB, BankLink and Excel knowledge

About the Role Applications are invited for an experienced Health Care Assistant or a nursing student to join our team as a Patient Care Assistant working permanent part time hours to assist our nursing team in our busy facility. The Patient Care Assistant functions as a vital equal value member of the team. Under the direction and delegation of a Registered Nurse the Patient Care Assistant will provide competent, efficient and quality patient care to all patients who present to East Care A&M & Specialist clinic. This is an exciting and challenging position which will see you working in partnership within a multidisciplinary team to ensure an enhanced patient experience and support the efficient running of our clinic.


You will have a good work ethic, be client focused, proactive and have good time management skills. The willingness to learn new client software is essential.

For this role you will have: • Level 3 Certificate for Health Support Assistance or/ nursing Student (RN) programme • First Aid Certificate • NCEA Level 2 • Fluent in English • Strong interpersonal communication skills • Ability to organise and prioritise and use initiative • Ability to work as a member of the team • Competent in the use of a computer • Good observation skills

Prenail / Truss Worker Wiri Timber is growing and looking for someone to join our busy, modern Manukau City based Frame & Truss plant. You MUST have good experience with a nail gun. Previous job experience in a Frame and Truss manufacturing company would be advantageous. You must have a stable work history, be extremely reliable and physically fit. Excellent wages to the right person.

If you would like to work close to home, with no parking problems, then this is a great opportunity for you to become part of our team and utilise your abilities working with our wide range of clients. For more information about Erina Webber our firm, please visit Harts Chartered Accountants

If this sounds like you, then please apply in confidence by phone or email to: Lance Worthington PH: 09 277 7695 Email:



& Business Advisors PO Box 58442, Botany, Auckland 2163 E-mail:

(Bidfood Logistics) Mt Wellington Are you physically fit, not afraid of hard work and want to be part of a great team and working environment. We are seeking candidates who can start immediately to assist our drivers with the day-to-day deliveries of our range of beverages in to convenience sites throughout Auckland. For more details contact Richard 027 450 6785 richard.horsman@

Applications close 23 July 2018

Part Time Administrator

Harts has been busy expanding and now have an opportunity for an accountant to join our team in this newly created position in our Ti Rakau Drive offices.

If you are interested in the position please send your written application or apply by e-mail to:


Want the freedom and flexibility that relief teaching gives? Want to get your foot in the door to take the next step in your teaching career? We currently have a wide range of day to day relieving opportunities in Auckland. We are looking for registered teachers, both experienced and beginning teachers. Don’t delay make contact with our friendly experienced team today. Ph 09 815 8152 Email: -

Property Management Pakuranga Branch



Permanent, part time for 20 hours per week, term time only. For further information and Application Guidelines, please email:


The Principal, Bruce Trezise, Botany Downs School, 35 Mirrabooka Avenue, Howick, or email


Please email your CV to

Laboratory Assistant



Suitable for someone looking to pursue a career in grounds maintenance and facilities management.


Please apply by sending your CV and a covering letter, along with the names of three referees to Sandra Melhuish at Applications close Friday 27 July 2018

Finance Clerk

This fulltime position requires good communication skills, physical fitness, self-motivation and a commitment to achieving and maintaining high standards.

We are commercial property specialists. We’re looking for an enthusiastic team member, with outstanding work ethic, who doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. Full Drivers Licence required.

Beverage Driver Assistant


If you are self-motivated, a team player, can communicate effectively with teenagers and families/guardians, can deliver high quality care and enjoy variety in your day, we would like to hear from you.

Saint Kentigern College has extensive grounds along with excellent sports and recreation facilities situated in a picturesque location, and requires a Grounds Assistant to maintain gardens, lawns and other general grounds maintenance.

Part-time, approx. 30 hours pw


 

Excellent organisation and administration skills A genuine interest in the pastoral care of teenage boys and girls Very good communication skills Current First Aid Certificate

Grounds Assistant

Lawnmower and Gardener required


This is an opportunity for a Matron to work in our boarding facility on the College Campus in Pakuranga, reporting to the Head of Boarding. The position commences during Term 3, by negotiation.

We are a leader among Independent schools in Australasia, providing a future-focused values based independent Presbyterian education for students from 3 to 18 years old, in four schools on three campuses across Auckland.


We are a leader among Independent schools in Australasia, providing a future-focused values based independent Presbyterian education for students from 3 to 18 years old, in four schools on three campuses across Auckland.

Required who can work as part of a team or independantly completing renovations and general building work. The work will include Bathrooms, Kitchens, Decks, Fencing and other such renovations. Duties will include liaising with other tradespeople who are part of the team, customers and homeowners on a daily basis. You must be honest and reliable, have your own tools and a clean drivers licence. We believe rewarding skill and commitment. please email your CV to or phone 021 764 511


Please forward your CV and covering letter to: Nurse Manager East Care Limited P.O. Box 38-306, Howick 2145 Email to :- CD262202

Ph: 271 8055 • Fax: 271 8056 • Email




Qualified Beauty Therapist Wanted A full time position has become available for our expanding Clinic.


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This role will be fixed term for 6 months, initially. To excel in this role, the successful applicant will require: • an ECE diploma or degree level recognised in NZ • a current full practising certificate • recent experience in mentoring, coaching and leading adults • a genuine desire to see children thrive in the homebased environment • self-motivation and a positive, focused approach • sound planning and organisational skills • excellent verbal, written and online communication skills • a clean, unrestricted NZ driver’s licence • a sound understanding of early learning pedagogical practice • a passion for encouraging children and adults to grow through experiential education within outdoor environments

 Drums  Guitar  Bass Guitar  Piano  Keyboard  Clarinet  Saxophone Ph Ph:021 021879 879870 870

Kids afternoons Adults evenings Contact Hiroshi 534 1776 (h) 021 060 6006 (m)

MATHS PHYSICS Calculus Stats Chem. Tutor NCEA/ Camb. Ph 250 4422 or 021 107 2851

Our Stems FROM HOME philosophy is very much grown from a strong belief in offering authentic learning experiences for our children, based on respecting them as individuals and following their individual interests and their family’s aspirations for them. We love being out and about in nature and ensuring our Educators homes are a ‘home away from home’ for our children.



ECE Home-Based Visiting Teacher – Howick

DRUM tuition, beg-adv. Prof tutor Ph: 535-8170



Please send your CV with covering letter in confidence to We will reply to you within 5 days.


Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, July 12, 2018 — 19

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Stems FROM HOME is a well-established service, with a real family feel. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved with a service with an excellent reputation for providing excellent outcomes for children and families.

Semester B courses start July 30, 2018 Enrol now!

For more information, or to apply, please email your CV and covering letter to or phone Steph on 0273 662 540 CP262160


Are you confident, caring and possess a “can do” attitude? Come join our friendly vibrant team! We are a busy modern practice where our focus is orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and family dental care. Enjoy working with an experienced, talented team where we aim to provide the best possible care. Please forward your CV to: or phone Julia 09 272 8182

Black Sticks call-up A NAME YOU CAN TRUST! Thursday, March 15, 2018

We are seeking a Qualified teacher who is confident, selfmotivated, warm and fun-loving, passionate about children’s learning through play and has loads of energy. A team player with excellent communication skills, and a great attitude who can be part of a great team. A good knowledge of planning, writing learning stories and internal evaluation. Come join a supportive centre that will offer you teacher registration support, mentoring and guidance and regular quality professional development opportunities.

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Is that you Blanche? Could it be Blanche, the rare Leucistic Oystercatcher? Occasionally seen around the Kawakawa Bay/Firth of Thames area, this one-legged bird was spotted recently at Maraetai by Times photographer Wayne Martin.

he Botany electorate’s sizeable Chinese community is fond of MP Jami-Lee Ross. It was obvious at his victory party on General Election night, and is the case at many of his formal party gatherings. And while not a man given to superstition, he is well aware his new ranking on the national Party list will not go unnoticed. He was promoted to the front bench following National Party leader Simon Bridges’ reshuffle on

Sunday. The new roles mean he will have mean I will work a lot more with Ross, 32, has found himself ele- to relinquish his position as Chief colleagues from around the country vated from number 27 on the list Whip, a role he said he has enjoyed. in these areas as well.” into the top 10, in itself rather spe“But that’s often what happens His formative years in local govcial in that he is the only person on when the Whip is given a chance to ernment will come in handy. He the front bench who hasn’t been a step forward,” he said. was elected to the Manukau City minister before. And step up. He is assuming the Council  in 2004 aged 18 and six Judith lofty roles previously held by Simon years later won a seat in the Howick He takes on the shadow portfolios Collins had a(Transport) and senior Ward on the new Auckland Counof Transport and Infrastructure. Bridges captiv e audien “I appreciate the opportunity that statesman Steven Joyce (Infrastruc- cil. Almost exactly sevenyears ago, ce at I have been given to move on to the ture). the inaugu he won election to parliament. front bench,” Ross told the Times. “Transport and Infrastructure ral“Much Pakura of my time on the city nga SuperB “Some have told me number eight are very important for economic council was around how we built is a lucky number.” growth and development,” he said. infrastructure for the future,” said lues meetin Indeed the Chinese consider it the “As an Auckland MP, I see this Ross. g hosted luckiest number in their culture. every day, but the role will also ➤ Turn to Page 5 by Pakura

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