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Making every day count On top of being a devoted mother, wife and friend, Dannemora local Mary Jury is battling terminal cancer. Inspired by her courage and unwavering optimism, the Howick Hornets AFL Team have rallied around her to host a fundraiser this Saturday to raise money so Mary can continue with Ozone treatment. This treatment will help give her more time with her family and improve her quality of life. Story page 5.
ews broke this week that Auckland Council plans to allow freedom campers at four locations around Pakuranga. The council has listed four sites where freedom camping may be allowed - Howick Beach, Howick Library, Moore St Car Park (opposite Dominos), and the Pakuranga United Rugby Club car park in Lloyd Elsmore. Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown says the local community is “strongly opposed” to this plan and he’s encouraging residents to speak up. “Following the unpopular freedom camping trial that took place earlier this year, the council confusingly believes that it went well, and are now planning to make it official policy, with additional sites in the Pakuranga and Howick areas,” says Brown. “This is alarming news for the community, who have clearly stated their opposition to freedom camping in our area. Freedom campers create all sorts of problems where they stay and simply don’t belong in any of the proposed areas, particularly Howick Beach.” These sites are being debated today at the Regulatory Committee of Auckland Council. “This is simply another example of a council that refuses to listen to the communities it is supposed to serve and is apparently incapable of using common sense,” he says. He says freedom camping brings with it a high risk of damage to the local environment and public spaces and is an “eyesore” on our beaches and public spaces. “I am totally opposed to this proposal and I encourage the Pakuranga community to speak
up and share their views with the council, who need to be made aware of the impact this policy will have.” Since the plans for freedom campers was announced, locals have been discussing the changes on a community social media page and weighing in on how they feel about freedom campers setting up in public places. Among the comments were concerns about beaches and reserves being left untidy and property being damaged by unsupervised freedom campers. Local board Chair David Collings said on a social media post that when they trialled freedom camping at Eastern Beach last year, it actually deterred unruly behaviour on the beach. “Surprisingly what tends to happen is because there are people there staying in self contained campers, and normally of a more mature age, it meant that groups that want to congregate on the beach and have a good drink up are actually reluctant to do so,” he says. “And if they do and cause any nuisance there are people there to put them straight rather than being deserted and no one knowing the activities are happening.” ■ What do you think? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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n an age of short attention spans, gardening in schools is making a huge comeback. Friday morning was evidence of that as students and teachers from six local schools - Farm Cove Intermediate, Willowbank School, Sunnyhills, Wakaaranga Primary, Tyndale Park Christian School and Ormiston Junior College - shared stories of how the Fruit Trees in Schools initiative is encouraging school kids to get their hands dirty. In its fourth year, the programme which is part of the Healthy Howick initiative and funded by the Howick Local Board, is helping students unearth the fruits of their hard labour. Plant Barn Botany is a hot bed of activity as students, teachers and Howick Local Board members David Collings, Katrina Bungard, Adele While and John Spiller get a quick lesson from plant doctors on how to get to the root of
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the matter and work with vegetable garden kits. Joseph D’Ambrosio, a teacher from Farm Cove Intermediate, says the school has 30 fruit trees and two bee hives that produce 7kg of honey every season. He takes pride in the fact that Farm Cove Intermediate will be using home-grown vegetable for the Koanga Spring Festival on the day. “The kumara that we have grown in our school gardens will be used for hangi,” he says. So enthused is he by the act of gardening that helps students relax while also delivering plenty of health benefits that he is currently doing a Masters and the thesis is “Teacher’s perception of garden-based learning”. Sharon Baldwin from Willowbank School says that digging deep in the school garden has been an enriching journey. “We have parents buying silverbeet, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, beetroot, parsley and other fruits from our gardens. This helps us to raise money to buy more supplies for our fruit and vege garden.”
Equally enthused is Annami Blom from Tyndale Park Christian School who says that vegetable gardens teach students where their food comes from. “They get to learn more about the eco system, soil biology and fertilisation. It gets children to be thinkers and workers and creates an intergenerational link between grandchildren and grandparents,” she adds. The fruitful initiative that brings communities and school networks together has reached out to 26 schools in the last three years, says Mrs Bungard. “Now in its fourth year, this year we have 17 schools and kindergartens receiving fruit trees and vegetable gardens and advice this year.” Taking the project a step further based on the feedback from students and teachers, local schools are now keen to develop vegetable gardens in their schools. Gustavo Ferreira, specialist advisor Auckland Council Community Empowerment Unit says, “One of the reasons for that would be a higher involvement of students, since a vegetable garden is more hands-on. We have taken their feedback on board and are now also providing vegetable garden kits. “Our partner, Kings Plant Barn, offers free-of-charge consultation to the schools on the existing fruit trees and on how to establish the new vegetable gardens.” This year schools can choose from three different garden kit options. Chris Hall, Plant Barn CEO, rounds up saying that there was a missed generation of gardeners and now it’s a tree-mendous experience to see kids get off their laptops and enjoy gardening.
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Good year for Hillary House By Maxine Fourie
Macleans College’s Hillary House have once again outdone themselves in their fundraising efforts for the Himalayan Trust. This year, Hillary House students committed once again to fundraising money for schooling, hospitals and healthcare in Nepal; a tradition of fundraising that stretches back 25 years. Sir Edmund Hillary’s son, Peter Hillary, as well as Michael Gill, chairman of the Himalayan Trust, attended the school’s special assembly on Tuesday morning to receive the $8500 cheque. The assembly began with a special powhiri (welcome) for special guests including members of the trust, followed by a musical performance. In his eighth visit to the special assembly, Hillary thanked the school for their “wonderful long term connection” that has raised more than $40,000 in four years. A speech by house captains Daniel Woo and Christina Huang discussed the importance of their year-long efforts in raising money in and out of school; with bake sales, movie nights and their Hillary Carnival fundraiser raking funds in. “Those kids have the same hopes, dreams and potential as us, but not the same opportunities. We hope that our fundraising gives them a chance for some of the amazing opportunities that we have,” said co-captain Christina Huang. The non-profit humanitarian organisation aims to reduce poverty and has been of paramount importance to members of the Everest Region for 58 years.
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iwibank is to close its Howick branch and New Zealand Post will look for a local business to take up some of its services. NZ Post is looking for a local agency to help it with options to deliver postal services and bill payments currently available from the Howick NZ Post & Kiwibank. Kiwibank, which operates independently to NZ Post, on Monday announced plans to close its Howick branch. NZ Post will remain in the area and is seeking a local business to deliver postal and bill payment services, Kiwibank said in a statement. Until a postal partner is secured, the branch will continue to operate as usual. Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown said he will be seeking assurances about the NZ Post/Kiwibank services that are provided in Highland Park and Pakuranga. “While I know that many locals will feel aggrieved, I am pleased that NZ Post and Kiwibank are intending to locate a local business to take over their postal services and will provide the community with plenty of notice before any changes take place.” He said it would be “particularly upsetting” for the large elderly population in Howick who enjoy the ability to pop into their local PostShop. “I have requested an urgent meeting with NZ Post to discuss these changes to ensure that the community is kept-well informed about what the changes will
mean and to ensure that we can retain these important services in the Howick community,” he said. NZ Post head of retail Mark Yagmich said he wished to reassure customers that postal services would continue to be provided to the Howick community. “While we understand this is a change in how people will access postal services, we are having to make these changes in order to operate a commercially sustainable business,” Yagmich said. “Along with still being able to access postal services, this approach works well for our customers, who also often enjoy longer opening hours, and more convenient locations. “This model of working with local agents is more financially sustainable for NZ Post, in an ever-changing mix of postal services usage – the decline of mail versus the increase in parcel services.” Yagmich said it was also good for the local businesses NZ Post worked with as it provided additional business for them and more customers coming through their doors to pick up a parcel or send a postcard. “We’d like to reassure the community that there will be no change to our services for customers who use these branches, whilst we look for a local business,” he said. Kiwibank said that in response to increasing numbers of customers accessing banking services
Postal services are also available from: ■■ Highland Park NZ Post & Kiwibank (including bill payments) open Mon to Fri 8.30am to 6pm, Sat 9am to 6pm and Sun 10am to 4pm (2.7km away) ■■ Foursquare Cockle Bay open Mon to Sat 7am to 8pm, Sun 8am to 8pm (1.8km away) in different ways, it has decided to withdraw services from the Howick Kiwibank and NZ Post Branch. Kiwibank general manager retail distribution Geoff Waller said: “We regularly review our branch network to ensure branches are sustainable and
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Man named in homicide
Police have named the person who died following an incident at an East Tamaki factory was Hamuwera Holloway, 19, from Manurewa. Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin Tiernan said police extended their sympathy to his family, who have asked for privacy at this time. The death has been referred to the Coroner. An 18-year-old male appeared in the Manukau District Court yesterday in relation to this matter. Police remained at the East Tamaki factory on Saturday as they continued their investigation into the death of a 19-year-old Manurewa man at the factory on Friday night. Det Snr Sgt Tiernan said an 18-yearold man was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon in relation to the man’s death. He appeared in Manukau District Court on Monday and was remanded in custody. Tiernan confirmed no plea was entered. The accused is charged with assault with a weapon but a further charge is likely. His details were suppressed. He said the two men were colleagues at a labour hire company. Police conducted a scene examination at the factory on Saturday alongside forensic experts from ESR. “We are also continuing to speak to others who were in the factory at the time of the man’s death,” he said. “Further charges may be laid as the investigation progresses but police are not seeking anyone else in relation to the death.”
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Court stops Hunua 1080 poison drop By Nick Krause A planned 1080 poison drop to eradicate pests in the Hunua Ranges has been called off after the Environment Court made an order stopping Auckland Council from going ahead. There are dams in the Hunua Ranges which provide two-thirds of the city’s water. Media company Newsroom said despite knowing of the application to the Court from the Friends of Sherwood Trust and a Court-convened telephone conference call held on Thursday September 6, the council went ahead and covered the bush in the ranges with non-toxic pre-drop pellets – which has to be followed
up with 1080 within seven to 10 days. The aerial drop is part of the council’s battle against predators which attack native birds and wildlife. It was notified at the end of August and is understood to involve dropping 2kg of 1080 baits per hectare over the Hunua park, much of which is catchment for the water supply, Newsroom reported. The operation will take place across the Hunua Ranges, Waharau and Whakatiwai regional parks; Department of Conservation (DoC) administered lands, including Mataitai Conservation Area, and some adjoining private land.
Council said in a media release the programme is focused on protecting the significant Hunua forest and its native species, including the threatened kokako, from pests like possums, rats and stoats. The process begins with a nontoxic pre-feed of cereal baits over the 23,000 hectare operational area. This will be followed soon afterwards by the application of baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate). To manage such a large area and protect water supply reservoirs, council said the operational area will be treated in two separate blocks for the toxic bait application.
Help Mary make every day count By Therese Henkin
ary Jury is a firm believer that it’s the simple things that make life beautiful. Being a mother and a wife, spending time with friends and family, drinking wine, enjoying great food and her favourite music on repeat are some of her most treasured moments. And now more than ever she is determined to make every day count. In early 2017 Mary was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. This time the cancer has spread
and the diagnosis is terminal. The mother-of-two is no stranger to life’s challenges, overcoming all with a smile and a new lesson to teach her daughters. However, the diagnosis has been heartbreaking and has tested her strength and her faith, she says. But determined as she is, Mary isn’t giving up hope. The Dannemora local is hoping to continue getting Ozone therapy, which is a form of alternative medicine that purports to increase the amount of oxygen in the body through the introduction of ozone. It will give her the greatest chance of fighting the disease by ensuring
all the cells in her body are working at an optimum level. As well as Intravenous Vitamin C, by completing these treatments the hope is that not only will Mary’s lifespan be extended, but her quality of life will improve and she will be able to make the most of her time with her family. Inspired by her bravery, the Howick Hornets AFL team have jumped on board and are hosting a fundraiser on Saturday at the Paparoa Park club house to raise money for Mary’s treatment. The day will kick off at 12.30pm with a light lunch, followed by a game of AFL, an auction, raffle and
entertainment. Team captain Logan Kinnear says the decision to raise money for Mary’s treatment was an easy one for the team. “We base a lot of our club values around family, so when we realised we had the opportunity to make a huge difference to someone close to the team and community, the whole team didn’t hesitate to support the cause.” Mary says she feels blessed and humbled by all the support she has received so far in her battle against breast cancer. “The last 11 months have been so trying knowing this time round
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Mill Road are both seeing cuts to the funding available to them compared to what National wanted to do. Instead, Labour has reprioritised funding towards Dominion Road trams. When National was in Government we were able to invest in major new roading projects across New Zealand and through Auckland while also keeping the cost of living down. Our ambitious transport agenda was one that didn’t require further tax increases either. We expected the Council to tighten its ever-increasing spending while we kept our own books in order with
strong budget surpluses. We also saw significant progress made to widening lanes on the Southern Motorway, delivering urban cycleways, and starting the Puhoi to Warkworth project. The current administration doesn’t care much for our Roads of National Significance or major highway projects. But, without commitment to these projects, we would never have seen major achievements get off the ground like the Victoria Park Tunnel, the Western Ring Route or the improved Waterview Connection. Auckland’s future requires a mixture of roads and public
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What did the Fencibles bring to Howick? Historian Alan La Roche continues the latest in his series marking the 170th anniversary of Howick All items including tools of trade, clothing and household items must be in a wooden box, one per family 30 inches long, 20 inches wide and 18 inches deep in good repair and recently painted. No breakables, glass or crockery, no beds, furniture, bedsteads or bulky items. They were told when they arrive in Auckland beds, mattresses, bolsters [pillows], blankets and cooking pots would be available. The costs would be deducted from their pensions. The officers or paying passengers had wooden trunks with rounded tops so that they sat on top of the flat Fencibles boxes for easy access. A canvas gunny bag was useful for dirty washing or items needed on the voyage. There was no fresh water for washing clothes. All clothes and personal washing was done with sea water. A bath tub and clothes lines were put out by the crew. Soap and tobacco was sold by the ship’s officers. There were adequate water closets with a hand pump sending effluent into the sea. All Fencible ships had a doc-
tor who was busy dealing with births, the occasional death and ailments. They packed items for the voyage which included cutlery, metal or wooden plates. The best tinned plates were “charcoal-plates” made of iron with a heavy tin layer and highly polished. Tinned metal coffee and tea pots or pannikins, iron tea kettles and saucepans could be bought at the docks, paid for from their pensions. Enamel ware was not available until the 1860 period. On board, a goat gave milk and she ate any waste scraps. Strong boots and shoes would be needed in New Zealand. No alcohol was allowed, except for the daily noggin [about an egg cup-full] of rum with water - cost a penny with
the money paying for the school teacher on board. Musical instruments gave relief from ship-board boredom. Jaws harps (Jews harps), a lyreshaped instrument with a steel tongue plucked with the finger, was common. A fiddle or tin whistle flute could accompany singing which was a daily activity - sing as you work. Dancing was also good entertainment. On the 10 Fencible sailing ships there were no complaints about food. No weevils in biscuits! No complaints about crew or officers. School lessons, needlework, musical lessons and church services were all part of the daily routine. The average voyage took 90 to 120 days at sea. The ships did not stop en-route as the crew might desert ship. On the Minerva there were 35 crew, seven ship’s boys and 300 passengers. Today’s modern vessels take roughly 50 days carrying up to 2000 passengers on the same route. Alan La Roche, Howick Historian
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Grey Power meeting By MAXINE FOURIE Grey Power Howick and Pakuranga Districts will hold a community meeting at St Andrews Church, Howick on Friday September 28 kicking off at 9.30am. The meeting will commence with speaker Gayleen Mackereth, chair of the Howick Residents and Ratepayers Association, updating all on the struggle to prevent the “theft” of Stockade Hill views. Mackereth will discuss the issue of council-appointed commissioners ruling against submissions to retain those views. Also in attendance is speaker Anin Nama, Network Efficiency manager from Watercare. He will speak about local problems with storm and waste water, touching on the issue of ‘smoke testing’ to establish the integrity of the piping. John Collyns, the executive director of the Retirement Villages Association will also be in attendance to discuss ‘Why Retirement Homes’.
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Goff opens youth worker facility
By Farida Master
he official opening of the youth worker rooms at Pakuranga College was a truly moving moment for Mike Turinsky, chief executive officer of Young Life Trust and Howick Local Board member. Acknowledging the gathering at the college on Friday, he said it was a milestone. Among those present were minsters, pastors, acting principal of Pakuranga College Billy Merchant, former principal Pam Stone, Board of Trustees of the School, Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown, Councillor Sharon Stewart, Howick Local Board members David Collings, Jim Donald, John Spiller, Adele White, Katrina Bungard and special guest Mayor Phil Goff. Television personality Geoff Thomas and other school principals were also present. Talking about the community partnership that started with the College in 1998, Mr Turinsky said it is an incredible legacy by former principal of 17 years, Pam Stone. “While the dedicated youth worker rooms are located in Wairoa House, an old schoolhouse from the turn of the century, it is the people within this space that make it magical,” he said. Pakuranga youth workers do their part to contribute to the collective effort of helping young people reach their potential and successfully navigate their school years to become positive contributors to the community. “The youth workers help connect students to the many opportunities, support and services available at the school. “They also offer opportunities for youth to gain life skills, relationship and leadership skills and confidence to increase their resilience,” said Mr Turinsky, a passionate youth worker himself. The cheerful Waiora rooms are a space dedicated for the youth work team to run mentoring sessions with students, facilitate group life skills and self-worth programmes, while providing a safe space for students to retreat as a welcoming place to
Clockwise from top left: Acting deputy principal, Kreasen Kandasamy with Mayor Phil Goff; Phil Goff, acting Principal Billy Merchant and Mike Turinsky; the cheerful and comfortable youth worker rooms at Pakuranga College; student Bella Wiki, a view from the top; Te Haua Taua with Phil Goff; teacher Heemi Gilbert; Quinton OxfordHokai along with other students performing a kapa haka welcomed the guests at the official opening of the youth worker rooms at Pakuranga College. Times photos Wayne Martin
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sity is mostly reasonable, with most aspects already covered in existing legislation. Yet it still contains items such as a minimum size for kitchen benches, which many rentals will not be able to meet. Before the WoF was even considered, Otago University had produced a paper with “improvements” to the WoF, one of which was correct orientation towards the sun. This is an unrealistic expectation likely to remove properties from the rental pool. Some of these expectations are higher than the current building codes. This would indicate that the building codes are acceptable for owner occupiers but not good enough for tenants. NZPIF is particularly concerned about the possibility of ongoing increases in the requirements contained in a rental WoF. Once a rental WoF is introduced, people are likely to be employed
to continually “improve” it. This will inevitably add more costs to providing rental property and cause more and more properties to become unable to be rented. This will increase the cost of rent and also reduce the number of properties available for renters. Some people believe this is a good thing, arguing that the property doesn’t disappear, it just gets bought by a home owner. Unfortunately, rental properties are, on average, smaller than owner-occupied properties yet they contain more people. This means that when a rental property is sold to an owner-occupier, there will be tenants looking for a rental property that no longer exists. Additionally, many rental properties are owned by people moving overseas for one or two years. Rather than sell the property, they are more likely to leave it empty or rent it out on Airbnb.
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he Green Party last week relaunched a campaign to introduce a rental property Warrant of Fitness. “Private owners provide around 85 per cent of rental properties in New Zealand. Do we really think that making it harder and more expensive to provide those rental properties is going to improve rental affordability and choice for tenants?” asked Andrew King, executive officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF). The idea of a rental WoF was first proposed some 20 years ago and since then has continued to be rejected by successive Labour and National Governments every time it has been raised. Previous WoFs have been based on various factors, such as disallowing properties over a certain age so that tenants can have newer homes. The suggested WoF from Otago Univer-
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Cost of power leaves many consumers in the cold The Electricity Price Review’s initial report, released this week, backs up Consumer NZ’s research that shows rising power prices are leaving many households struggling to pay their bills. Consumer NZ head of research Jessica Wilson said access to affordable power was a basic consumer right, but the electricity system wasn’t delivering this. The Electricity Price Review’s report showed consumers had faced significant increases in power costs since 1990. Residential prices had risen 79 per cent, while commercial prices had dropped 24 per cent. Ms Wilson said the rapid rise in residential prices had had a major impact on low-income consumers. “While the number of electricity retailers had increased, households finding it difficult to meet costs often had limited choice of retailer. They also paid more because they missed out on prompt payment discounts or were
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■■ 8 per cent took out a loan to pay their bill. The impact of rising prices can also be seen in disconnections for nonpayment of bills. Last year, 25,317 people had their power disconnected because of unpaid bills, up from 19,106 in 2015. Ms Wilson said the Electricity Price Review’s final report, in May 2019, needed to recommend changes to ensure consumers could get power at a fair price.
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Matthew, Mark, Luke & Joanne By Carl Nixon (NZ)
8-29 September 2018 Review by Erina Smythe his intriguing comedy-drama by NZ playwright Carl Nixon explores the tendency to listen to people who tell us ‘how to think’. It’s about a ‘light bulb’ moment experienced by Matthew in the supermarket and how his friend Mark, and wife Joanne react to his inexplicable decision to become a Christian.
That sounds fairly simple, but this play is far from that. Director Ian Milnes has designed a very pertinent set using the versatile entire black-box of the Howick Little Theatre stage to great effect, lit with dozens of single hanging clear light bulbs - some of them with a subliminal message. This minimalist set is a very clever and relevant idea which totally allows the focus to settle on the three protagonists. There’s no other scenery either - only 3 simple sofas to indicate different locations and almost no props at all. It works. From the opening monologue when Matthew (Ross Stokes) faces the audience with his revelation we are captivated and eager to see how this develops. Ross keeps up his relentless determination in spite of the understandable reactions around him and gives a steady and captivating performance.
The three actors remain on stage throughout which is a fascinating idea to keep the focus on their own relationships with each other and their spiritual feelings. Matthew (Mark Ferguson) as a self-centred materialist brings highly successful comedic reactions and action into play, increasingly believing his friend is crazy and supposedly not even wanting to understand. His many facial expressions and physicality are very funny, but always appropriate and never overdone. The two fights between Matthew and Mark are hilarious and bring a spark of reality to the friends’ relationship. Equally, Jo Crichton’s Joanne shows the total credibility of a woman who is determined not to share her husband with Jesus, and wants nothing less than a divorce. But her ongoing belief in yoga and its philosophy is somewhat counter-active to her understanding of Matthew’s conversion. There is a succinct summing-up at the end, and we are left with a very satisfying conclusion to this piece of fine theatre.
Visual treat for orchid lovers By FARIDA MASTER
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The Orchid Spring Show will display varieties of orchids that you don’t see in nurseries, says Glenn Poffley (above) an orchid lover; below, Michelle Tung. Photos supplied
e’s been trekking the jungles of Equador, Thailand and China in search of different species of wild orchids. Howick resident Glenn Poffley and his wife Manee have just returned from a World Orchid Show in Singapore and are excited about the Howick Orchid Society hosting the Spring Show at the Howick Fencible Lounge on October 6. Over the last 20 years, the couple has travelled extensively overseas to locations incluidng Columbia, Malaysia, Japan, Australia and Borneo for orchid shows and continue their quest for rare varieties of the exotic potted plant with more than 100 native species in New Zealand. Glenn, a former president of the Howick Orchid Society for 12 years, says that contrary to popular opinion, it is not only women but also men who enjoy growing orchids. He says orchids are very diverse and under strict government agricultural regulation which makes it difficult to get them to New Zealand. “You can only get the seeds, in a sterile flask. The seeds are very tiny and have to be grown in a laboratory environment.” With more than 25,000 registered hybrids the world over, Glenn, who has also judged an Orchid Show in South Africa, says around 300-400 varieties will be showcased at the Howick Orchid Show. “We are one of the stronger clubs in New Zealand and do go to other orchid societies for display,” he says. “The spring show will display varieties of orchids that you don’t see in nurseries and there will be some plants on sale. It will be a visual treat.” The best orchids will be voted by a public popular voting system on October 6. ■ What: Howick Orchid Society Spring Show ■ Where: Howick Fencible Lounge ■ When: October 6 from 9am4pm
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he ladies at Poppies Books in Howick are fully embracing this important date in New Zealand’s history, doing their bit to relive history as the country marks the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.
September 19 is the day the Electoral Act of 1893 was passed into law, the first country in the world to give women the vote, nearly 100 years ahead of other countries such as Switzerland where women were not permitted to vote until 1971.
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Last week Diane Andrew wrote suitable comments about dog walkers/ owners not picking up after their dog. I have been regularly walking my daughter’s big dog on Drake & Baird Streets in Howick and, after seeing poo left by other dogs, have developed the easily learned technique of picking other dog poo up, using the same plastic bag that contains my dog poo. I also pick up the occasional aluminium can flattened on the road, and beer bottles thrown on the berm. It’s well worth doing. It saves a plastic bag and one gets a good feeling of caring for the community. Please try it.
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These footpaths are fine
I’m a resident of Howick. There is a possible issue of interest in the area at the moment. It seems that the council (local or wider) are okaying footpath improvements with almost no need at all. (That will mean) lots of contractors and traffic management in order to replace footpaths with little need. It’s great to have nice-looking footpaths but it seems unnecessary and galling that money is being wasted when there are more worthy projects. I really don’t know who to point the finger at but thought it may be of interest.
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Suspicious folk in Mellons Bay On Friday, September 7 on Mellons Bay Rd at 5.30am we noticed a car parked across the road that looked dodgy. A well-built guy came out of property directly across the road from us. There was another guy waiting for him in the car. The car had two different number plates - front CDE128 and back JSF607. It was an Audi, possibly very dark green, about 2002, 4 door sedan, nice mag wheels and loud exhaust. We purposely waited for these guys to drive back up Mellons Bay Rd, initially they parked outside another Mellons Bay Rd home (we think they were waiting for us to go) and then drove off after about five minutes. We followed them to Ridge Rd BP where they got petrol and drove off without paying. I’m sure these guys are responsible for the thefts in our street. We have reported this to police and BP Ridge Rd will forward CCTV footage. Share around and be vigilant.
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Bad roads and discarded plastic are not the major problem. All the road improvements in the world will not resolve the road accident rate. The major problem are the bad drivers who cross centre lines, speed and run red lights. Plastic bags are not the plastic problem, it is the discarded bags that end up in waterways and the ocean that cause the problem. If all the plastic went to landfill instead of being discarded, we would not have polluted oceans. Humans are their own worst enemies.
Bob Wichman, Botany
Eight twostorey houses will be going up at these properties in O’Halloran Road in Howick. Photo Therese Henkin
These developments are ridiculous Yet another non notified development is about to get underway in Howick. At the request of the developer, the council has granted non notifiable consent for the development of 4 and 6 O’Halloran Road. Eight two-storey houses will be built, four on each of the two approximately 1050 square meter sections. This represents double the density of any recent or nearby developments in the immediate vicinity. Once again, the council hides behind the Unitary Plan changes made around November 2016 which basically allows them to signoff almost anything under the auspices of High Intensity Residential Building (HIBB). No consideration has
been given to the existing neighbours. No site visits to neighbouring properties to see how the two storey houses will dominate existing properties or how the buildings will remove morning sun and create cold damp alleys along boundaries and sunless areas for up to half the day. When the developer bought the first section about two years ago, he approached me to purchase my property, saying to him, these properties were just a piece of dirt. That may well be true for him as he is extracting every last dollar by cramming sardines into a tin can and then flogging them off. Is he going to be living here during construction with the dust, noise and land vibration
or, after construction? Obviously not. To those of us who live here, this is not just dirt. They are our homes, our environment and where our families grew up. My kids were born here and still consider this home, despite growing up and living elsewhere with their own kids. It is not just a piece of dirt. Similar developments are proceeding in Highland Park, Bucklands Beach and Howick. I must also apologise to the people of Auckland because I was one who was sucked in by the promise of one council and therefore economies of scale and ratepayer savings and voted for the Super City. Well, this not the Super City I voted for or envisioned.
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Specialising in: Window treatments, drapes, roman blinds, venetians, roller blinds. Colour Consultancy
Ph: 533 0486 or 021 078 7336
CARPENTERS MAINTENANCE & Building repairs. Small jobs, qualiﬁed Ph 576 7841 or 021 1481076
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130 7217 021 09 217 2217
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DRAINAGE repairs & maintenance. New & old. Leaking basement solutions, surface water solutions, drain unblocking, cesspit cleaning. 28yrs exp. Call Blair 021 415 994 for a free, no obligation quote.
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Also garden maintenance rubbish removal, waterblasting. Free quotes. 17 Yrs exp. Residential/commercial Ph: Peter 021 39 33 84 QUALITY GARDEN SERVICES
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Brett or Warren 534 3562 027 493 0181 PLUMBER All maint wrk, no job too small. Prompt service. Ph 535 9567
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TREES stump grinding specialist. Great service. Est 1967.Terry 530 8741/027 4989080
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ROOFING ROOFING REPAIR SERVICE 26Yrs Exper. All work Guar. Ph 536-7173 or 0210-798-166
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HOWICK 3 Bed 3 Bed 3 Bed 5 Bed 5 Bed 4 Bed
Edgar Pearce Pl Bleakhouse Rd Drake St Mellons Bay Rd Sandspit Rd Cheriton Rd
GOLFLANDS 3 Bed Tiger Dr
$470 $570 $600 $750 $800 $880
Sally Amny Amny Cathy Cathy Cathy
PAKURANGA– SUNNYHILLS – FARM COVE – HIGHLAND PARK 3 bed Edgewater Dr $420 Cathy 2 Bed Pakuranga Rd $460 Amny 2 Bed Ennis Av $460 Amny 3 Bed Archmillen Av $550 Amny 4 Bed Tyndrum Pl $590 Amny 3 Bed The Crest $610 Cathy HALF MOON BAY – BUCKLANDS BEACH 1 Bed Waller Ave $350 2 bed Gills Rd $460 3 Bed Casuarina Rd $590
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BUCKLANDS BEACH – SUNNYHILLS 2 Bed Clovelly Rd $570 3 Bed Sorrel Cr $620 4 Bed The Parade $880
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DANNEMORA – EAST TAMAKI – FLAT BUSH 1 Bed Point View Dr $380 4 Bed Santa Ana Dr $770
PAKURANGA - BUCKLANDS BEACH - HOWICK 2 Bed Gossamer Dr $420 2Bed Willoughby Av $450 3 Bed Andrew Rd $530 3 Bed Gossamer Dr $570 6 Bed Ervine Pl $820 4 Bed Clovelly Rd 1100
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HALF MOON BAY – BUCKLANDS BEACH 4 Bed Mandarin Pl $680 4 Bed Hattaway Ave $710
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WINDOWS in/out, exterior housewash, gutter clearing. Exp operator. Phone Keith @ Panoramics 027 245 3444 / 530 8136
51.27sqm with shared hallway and toilets 2 covered carparks 9 Ben Lomond Crescent, Pakuranga Please contact Debbie 09 576 1500 ext 821 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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WINDOW cleaning. Best price. Phone Grant 533 0522 or 0211 576 963
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ALL WINDOWS, frames, sills, I will give a free quote today. Kevin 535 7321 or 027 496 9784
TO LEASE K54154
BUCKLANDS Beach, 1brm ﬂat, small, modern, nice, $285pw. Ph 027 206 1386
Boat Covers Outdoor Blinds Outdoor Furniture All Canvas Repairs
Music LESSONS Lessons MUSIC
GARDEN Household & General, also garden work & waterblasting. Fast, friendly service. Ph Peter 021 393384
service and care to fulﬁl both the landlords and tenants requirements.Ray Amny real estate for years Whitehas Realbeen Estate in Mountfort Estate Agents Ltd (REAA2008) and is English speaking and ﬂuent in both Mandarin CD214435 CD244872 and Cantonese.
Kids afternoons Adults evenings Contact Hiroshi 534 1776 (h) 021 060 6006 (m)
in good condition
Pick Up Service Available
DS TREES & Landscapes, all tree work & stumps, hedges, mulching, rubbish removal. Ph Doug 021537171/537-8595
027 594 1243 537 4796
BLADECUTTERS, Tree work landscaping stumps rubbish removals hedges com weed spraying. Ph Eric 021 732 147 or 534 8797
0800 677 467
534-7361, 292-8930 0274-767-746
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Transit Traders Ltd
DRUM tuition, beg-adv. Prof tutor Ph: 535-8170
and drainage Hot water cylinders Bathrooms, kitchens New and repairs
Call Nick 5374602 or 029 7700581
We purchase good quality house/flat and estate lots. Smaller lots also. Ask about our comprehensive clearout package. 25 years experience. Phone 09 532 9204 or 027 479 8942
& housewashing, driveways, paths, decks & windows
3 Domestic & commercial 3 Low pressure bio-wash 3 Professional presentation
Hill Plumbing Certifying plumbing, gas
Reducing Thinning Shaping Full removal Chipped onsite/removed Good rates Great refs Free quotes
Good Used Furniture Household Goods • Clothing
& STUMP GRINDING
We accept donations of:
Open 6 Days
3 Specialist waterblasting
WATERBLASTING house, driveway, deck, fence etc. Free quote. Richard 021 783 258
Furniture • Household Goods Antiques • Quality Used Clothing
9 Ben Lomond Cres
Prompt Reliable Service Bathrooms Kitchens General Maintenance Hot Water Cylinders Spouting & Roofing
Ph: 533 0437 027 600 6232
021366615 / 0508932532
• House Wash (soft wash) • Building Wash • Decks, Drives, Fences • Gutter Clean • Roof Treatment For a free quote call
Over 25 yrs experience Interior & Exterior New & Repairs Quality Workmanship Small bathroom renovations Waterproof Free Quotes Satisfaction Guaranteed Reference Available Ph: Lubo Kecer 021 871 882 or 092162318 l l l l l l l l l
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New Work Renovations Specialists ♦ Bathroom / Kitchen ♦ Gas Installations ♦ Hot Water Cylinders ♦ All Maintenance ♦ Certifying Plumbers EXPERIENCED, QUALITY SERVICE Ph Allan or Matt Craig P: 027 496 2118 or 09 215 1144 ♦
FIREWOOD, Ti Tree, Hot mix, Phone Darryl Green Earths 273 9520 CD227945
THE TILE GUYFloor & Wall Tiling. Certiﬁed Waterproofing.Stonemason by trade. 30yr exp. 0210311899
WANTED TO BUY CD262877
CERAMIC TILING, preparation, waterprooﬁng, installation. Good rates, high work standard. Ph for quote Ian 021 131 6766
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All Children 2-16 years welcome!
Pakuranga Athletic Club
Parent Election Notice Macleans Primary School Board of Trustees Election
We are looking for an Office Manager for a small friendly mechanical workshop in East Tamaki. Will suit school hours. Must be familiar with Sam and Xero for invoicing etc. Call 021 311 941 or email claytonautomotive@ xtra.co.nz
John Russell Schoolwear has an exciting new position available for a retail superstar! The role is full time: 6 days a week Monday to Friday 9am5.30pm, Saturday 9am-4pm. The applicant must be available for work during all School Holidays. Experience is not essential, as full training will be given. Could suit a school leaver. If this sounds like you please call us on 09-534 9373 or drop your CV into our shop at 9 Moore Street, Howick. Only applicants who have been short listed will be contacted. Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work visa.
FEATURES COMING UP Pets
Applicants for this position should have NZ Residency or a valid NZ work visa.
Everything about pets
Please apply with CV to: email@example.com
Home maintenance, moving house, etc
To find out more phone 09 271 8055, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dental assistant WanteD School Holiday Badminton
Friendly Assistant required in our 3 Dentist/4 Hygienist practice. Position currently 35 hours per week. You will be efficient, organised and able to think on your feet. Great people skills, a strong work ethic and an ability to learn are necessary. Experience preferred, not essential. Please email CV to Richard at: email@example.com
Mon 16-Fri 1-Fri 12 8am-6pm Mon 27 October, April, 8am-6pm Junior clubEnrolments Enrolments open Junior Club open NewEnrolments Enrolments get 1 week FREE New get 1 week FREE Flexibledrop drop offs/pick Flexible offs/pick upsups Levels* Ages Ages6-16 6-16 *22 Sessions Sessions aa day AllAllLevels day Enrol: www.badmintonnz.co.nz/holidaybadminton.html Enrol: www.badmintonnz.co.nz Badminton Cent NZNZ Badminton Centre 443 East TamakiRd, Rd, Dannemora, Dannemora, East 443 East Tamaki EastTamaki Tamaki firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 272 2727119 7119
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES
We are looking for a person to work in our busy International Department. Duties include recruitment of new homestay families, interviewing families and students, and organising events for our International students. The successful applicant will relate well to adults and young adults; be culturally sensitive; able to work flexible hours, and have good organisational skills. We are seeking someone willing to be part of a team with good customer service skills and able to work unsupervised. Hours are 25 hours per week during term time with some additional work in the holiday breaks as work flow requires. Applications will be accepted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a covering letter, CV and our support staff application form which can be found on our website at: http://www.howickcollege.school.nz/uploaded/ file/downloads/ApplicationFormSupportStaff%20 2015.pdf ** Applications close Tuesday 18 September at 5pm.
www.bizzybodz.co.nz Email: email@example.com COMING UP THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS WE HAVE:
ALL TRIPS HAVE CAPPED NUMBERS SO PLEASE BE IN QUICK
Learning Assistant An opportunity to join a great team and support children with their learning, supporting an ORS Funded/Special Needs student. This role involves supporting the learning and selfmanagement of a young child for approximately 15-18 hours each week, spread over 5 days. We require a learning assistant who can: establish a good working rapport with young children, be firm and fair, be able to work independently and use their initiative within teacher guidelines. Position starts 15 October 2018. Letter of application, CV and contacts for two referees should be addressed to: Brian Bayly, Principal - Macleans Primary School 10 Wycherley Drive, Bucklands Beach firstname.lastname@example.org
We require 2 additional people to become team members working in our inward goods and outward goods areas within our Third Party East Tamaki operation. This position involves general warehousing duties, specifically the inward checking and put away of stock or the picking and packing of orders for despatch plus additional duties of assisting with stocktakes and unloading containers from time to time. This position involves the ability to use and work from a manup stock picker as stock is selected from all levels of racking. Accuracy, efficiency and the ability to maintain a clean and tidy area are essential. The suitable applicant will: Be adaptable and have a flexible approach to their work Be computer literate Accurately follow instructions Be able to work well under pressure Have both a forkhoist and stockpicker licence or be prepared to obtain one This is a permanent position following a trial period. Please email your CV to: email@example.com along with a contact phone number.
Ph: 271 8055 • Fax: 271 8056 • Email firstname.lastname@example.org
MOROCCO: Bright colours and rolling sand dunes. It’s everything Morocco! PARADICE ICE SKATING: Show off your ice skating skills today! EXTREME ROCK CLIMBING: Race your friends to the top of the walls! ART ATTACK: Paint your own canvas to take home! CAMP BIZZY BODZ: Scavenger hunts and trail mix, we’re off camping! ARMY ACADEMY: Do you have what it takes to finish the obstacle course! MAGIC & ILLUSION SHOW: Prepare to be amazed at the magic show! MINUTE TO WIN IT: Can you complete the challenges in 1 minute? HOYTS MOVIES: Small Foot or Christopher Robin! HUNDRED ACRE WOODS: Come hang out with Pooh and friends! Big Kids Trips: ASYLUM PAINTBALL & GREAT ESCAPE ROOMS
Macleans Primary School
International Homestay and Events Co-ordinator
SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES
30 Free Spots Available
Enrolled Nurse Primary Care
We are seeking a motivated Enrolled Nurse to join our busy General Practice for a 12 month period to cover maternity leave. Previous experience preferred. Email: email@example.com
Required who can work as part of a team or independently 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 in rewarding skill and commitment. please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Mark 021 764 511
Galbraiths is a well established Howick law firm that offers a wide range of legal services to its many clients. We require a part time Trust Accountant, who has legal office experience to join us. Ideally you will be familiar with the full range of trust accounting procedures (using Lawbase) and applicable trust account rules, including managing the trust account, handling wages and debtor/creditor advantage. Other duties include full General Ledger duties, assisting with deeds filing, closing files for archiving and overseeing support staff. We are looking for someone who is cheerful, helpful and very organised. This position is between 20-25 hours per week with flexibility to the right candidate. We offer a competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and excellent working conditions in a thriving suburb. You will be supported by up to date technology. If this roles interests you please forward your Curriculum Vitae in confidence to: email@example.com or post to: Galbraith Lawyers, PO Box 38 345, Howick, Auckland 2145 Attn: Stephen Munro
MARAETAI AUTOMOTIVES - $70-$80k pa
Our very busy and well established workshop requires an experienced automotive technician to carry out all types of repairs from servicing to engine repairs and diagnostic repairs on petrol and diesel engines. The successful applicant will: • Have a clean and current NZ drivers licence • Have WOF authority • Be competent and able to work unsupervised • Be able to speak clear English The position is immediate start or ASAP and be able to work Saturday mornings when required. Company vehicle available.
Trust Account Administrator
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With P Endorsement, preferably with TSL, reliable, good communication skills in English, knowledge of Greater Auckland for airport shuttle. Call 021 184 4087 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Public Notice of Application for Renewal of On-Licence, Section 101, Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 Chhaina Sok, 9 Banshire Close, Flat Bush, Auckland, Director, has made application to the District Licensing Committee at Auckland for the renewal of an On-Licence in respect of the premises situated at Unit D, 451 Ti Rakua Drive, Botany (The Hub) known as Star Seafood Restaurant. The general nature of the business conducted under the licence is Restaurant. The days on which and the hours during which alcohol is sold under the licence are: Monday to Sunday 9am to midnight. The application may be inspected during ordinary office hours at the office of the Auckland Council at Henderson, Manukau, Orewa, Papakura, Pukekohe, Takapuna or at 35 Graham Street, Auckland Central. Any person who is entitled to object and who wishes to object to the issue of the licence may, not later than 15 working days after the date of the publication of this notice, file a notice in writing of the objection with the Secretary of the District Licensing Committee Private Bag 92300, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142. No objection to the renewal of a licence may be made in relation to a matter other than a matter specified in Section 131 of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. This is the first publication of this notice.
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Saturday 15 September 2018 at 10.30am Nixon Hall, Sale Street, Howick Howick Ratepayers and Residents Association
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ALCOHOLICS Anonymous East Ph Rob 0275143500
Re: Stockade Hill Views
The Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre Umpires Association will be hosting their AGM: 15 October 2018 at 7pm at HPNC. Lloyd Elsmore Park Cnr 451 Pakuranga Rd & Sir Lloyd Drive Pakuranga
Nominations are invited for the election of one parent representative to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. If you are on the election roll, you can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday 5th October 2018 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 19th October 2018. Signed: Jan Sargison Returning Officer
HPNC Umpires AGM
We require somebody who is capable of using their initiative for a handyperson role within a caravan yard. This role is permanent full time from Monday to Friday with the occasional Saturday. email: email@example.com ph: 09 271 3434
Junior Track and Field Section
Ever wondered what athletics is all about? Want to have some FUN running, jumping and throwing? Drop in to the Yvette Williams Track, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Sat 22 Sept 2018 2-4 years, 10am–11am 5-16 years, 10am–12 noon Season registrations now open online | www.pakurangaathletics.nz
SITUATIONS VACANT CD260741
Junior HAVE-A-GO DAY!
All Blacks have Midas touch SITUATIONS VACANT
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Elim take the title
That the All Blacks could beat Argentina 46-24 in the Nelson By ROB THOMAS rugby test despite losing second half possession and territory Situations Vacant wenty-four schools came to by a huge margin once again compete at the Malcom Cowie demonstrated their uncanny 5x2 National Football Tournament, ability to score from limited in Papakura, last week. Some came chances. from as far away as Cambridge Although beaten six tries to Taylor, Scott Barrett and Sam and Rotorua. three, the Pumas scored three Whitelock maintaining their Of the teams that vied for the corkers, especially the stunnng usual high standards, flankers coveted trophy, a small Christian first to wing Ramiro Moyano, Frizell and Ardie Savea rose to the school from east Auckland, would which was matched by the All occasion magnificently. Despite walk away as winners. That school Blacks’ last to Jack Goodhue. With his inexperience, the fast and SITUATIONS VACANT SITUATIONS VACANT was Elim Christian College. the exception of captain Kieran robust Frizell has the athleticism The Elim squad of 16, from years Read, the other four to PJ Perenara to be a serious challeger to Liam 10-13, trained three times a week(2), Nehe Milner-Skudder and Squire for the No 6 jersey. Ben Teacher aide before and after school- in the Shannon Frizell were scored by Smith, as always, was outstanding Fixed Term - Terms 3 and 4, 2018 10when hours/week - 9 to 11amlead daily up to the competition. Coach players who don’t usually make the at fullback, especially (Grade B, term time only) We require a all highly motivated, enthusiastic Wayne Mackenzie, 42, tirelessly to starting 15. Yet performed to the taking the ball as first receiver, person for a sales role in our Botany offices. 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success as a striker to the mantra “placement over power” and he certainly executed this goal with precision. The Elim fans had to wait less than a minute for the next goal, once again from McCoskerie, this time using his head to put a Joshua Redfearn (year 13) cross past the Long Bay keeper. Needless to say, there was pandemonium on the touchline as coach, substitutes and supporters felt the tension of the previous 20 minutes dissolve away to be replaced with jubilation. From then on Elim continued to attack and didn’t let Long Bay back into the game. Joshua Redfearn sealed the game with a lovely goal right on full time. The final score: Elim 4 Long Bay 1. Rob Thomas is TIC Football, Elim Christian College
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About 10 minutes into the game, Elim’s Danny Mackenzie (year 13) stuck a beautiful shot from way outside the penalty area to get his side off the mark. When asked about it later, Danny said: “It felt pretty good.” A tense first half followed, with Long Bay attacking strongly and eventually breaking through, with an emphatic strike, to make the score at half time 1-1. In the second half, Long Bay started to look dominant, with only some heroic defending keeping Elim from conceding. Elim was patient, however, and with about 20 minutes left, Stephen McCoskrie (year 13) managed to worm his way into the Long Bay penalty area and slide the ball past the keeper. Stephen attributed his
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Evans new head coach Nick Evans.
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ick Evans has been named Pakuranga United Rugby club’s 2019 Premier Coach. Evans picked up a coaching award at the Auckland Rugby awards at Eden Park last year. He won the award for most promising club coach of the year for his sterling work with PURC’s premier development (reserves) team which won the Development Final at Bell Park. “Following our annual reviews and interviews, PIC Insurance Brokers Pakuranga United Rugby Club are pleased to announce our 2019 premier coach and his management team,” said Club Captain Neville Shirley. “Following a long process to review 2018 with coaches, managers and players, it became very clear to the selection panel that Nick was the man for the job in 2019. “He will be joined by PURC Director of Rugby (and former All Black) Pita Alatini who after a year off coaching the squad returns with a renewed vigour to improving the team’s performance. It is fantastic to have club centurion Jono Steele also coming into the coaching group with his wealth of experience at club level in Auckland. “We have a fantastic group of players and they deserve the very best Coaching team we can put together” added Shirley.” The team will be managed again by highly-respected team
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manager Ken Johns and he will have the services of returning club man Carl Lynch to assist him. “KJ and Carl are the perfect guys to ensure the squads off-field needs and commitments are met and we are sure this entire squad will now put together a highly competitive premier programme in 2019,” said Shirley. Meanwhile Evans is very pleased. “It is a honour and a privilege to be named head coach of a team and club that I love and care about. I really want to bring together a team that shall play with the pride in the jersey and respect our great club deserves. “I’ll be leaving no stone unturned to ensure my players are ready to compete in the ARU Premiership. Together we can create something special and I know we have the full backing of the club to achieve this.” Attention now turns to putting in place the rest of the coaching and management positions for all other teams in the club.
The 2018 North Island Ice Figure Skating Championships were held at Paradice Ice Skating, Botany at the weekend with local skaters making very strong impressions in the leadup to the nationals next month. It was a fabulous turnout with more than 90 entries from the North Island’s greatest ice figure skating competitors plus a number of other skaters from the South Island and overseas. The skaters ranged in age from six years to adult and included a number of solo skaters, pairs, dance and synchronised teams. For many this was a final opportunity to qualify and fine tune their skating programme for the National Championships to be held at Paradice Botany next month from October 6 to October 9. Winners and place holders are as follows: Adult Interpretive Bronze III Ladies 1st: Maureen Forrester, Howick Adult Interpretive Bronze II Ladies 1st: Susan Wallace 2nd: Pansie Sun Adult Interpretive Bronze I Ladies 1st: Melissa Laby 2nd: Laura Thompson, Pakuranga 3rd: Nicole Inwood Adult Interpretive Silver I Ladies 1st: Juliette Sivertsen Adult Bronze I Ladies 1st: Lauren Martin Adult Bronze II Ladies 1st: Pansie Sun 2nd: Louise von Randow
Adult Bronze III Ladies 1st Maureen Forrester, Howick Adult Silver I Ladies 1st: Clare Wu 2nd: Michelle Chen Adult Gold II Ladies 1st: Sheryl Squire Adult Elite I Ladies 1st: Tracy Danbrook, Pakuranga 2nd: Charlotte van Uden, Mellons Bay Pre-Elementary Men 1st: Bryan Lee 2nd: Alex Wallace Pre-Elementary Ladies 1st: Connie Yang 2nd: April Yao 3rd: Sophie Pokorny, Dannemora Elementary Men 1st: Daniel Harvey-Cross Elementary Ladies 1st: Rilee Folwell 2nd: Ruiqi Jiang, Flat Bush 3rd: Kelly Zou, Half Moon Bay Juvenile Ladies: Under 12 years 1st: Marina Chen, Northpark 2nd: Cara Tang, Dannemora 3rd: Christine Aixinjueluo Juvenile Ladies: 12 years and over 1st: Brooke Stansfield, Golflands 2nd: Caitlin Rae, Bucklands Beach 3rd: Vanessa Preston, Dannemora Basic Novice Men 1st: Dwayne Li, Howick 2nd: Blake Barraclough Basic Novice Ladies 1st: Jordon Laker, Papakura 2nd: Hope Zhang, Glendowie 3rd: Victoria Larsen,Dannemora Intermediate Novice Men 1st: Stepan Kadlick,Howick Intermediate Novice Ladies 1st: Ruth Xu, Half Moon Bay 2nd: Natasha Woodacre 3rd: Misaki Joe Advanced Novice Men 1st: Douglas Gerber 2nd: Reuben Dougherty Advanced Novice Ladies 1st: Mirika Armstrong
Adult Interpretive Bronze I Ladies winner Melissa Laby. Photo Lisa Monk Photography
2nd: Emmanuel Tsang, Pakuranga 3rd: Jess Hay Junior Men 1st: Harrison Bain, Maraetai 2nd: Connor McIver Junior Ladies 1st: Lelin Wang, Bucklands Beach 2nd: Ella Smith 3rd: Nicola Korck Senior Ladies 1st: Sarah MacGibbon Basic Novice Dance 1st: Ann Kyle and Blake Barraclough Basic Novice Pairs 1st: Nerin Cornwell & Reuben Dougherty Adult Synchronised 1st: Momentum Basic Novice Synchronised 1st: Ice Angels, East Auckland 2nd: Titanium, East Auckland Mixed Age Synchronised 1st: Black Ice, East Auckland Special Awards: Most Promising Skater Dwayne Li, Howick Most Outstanding Performance Harrison Bain ** Maraetai
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