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‘ABs had their chances’ Ryan Fox tees of at the British Open next week after qualifying at the weekend. He still had time to watch that third and final test By Nick Krause


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great sporting events, there was controversy, notably referee Romain Poite changing his mind on a penalty in favour of the All Blacks in the final minute. Enough said. Everyone’s said it. The All Blacks should never have left themselves in such a precarious position anyway.

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Frances shares 100 years of wonderful stories By Jackie Russell

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‘I felt shocked’ “At that point I felt extremely shocked and sick to my stomach, that a person who has no idea of who we are could say such a thing. “I don’t tell the story to gain sympathy. I am telling the story because I learnt one powerful lesson, which is, people are not racist to who you are but more so, to what you represent. “Let us acknowledge everyone as human beings first before race or religion.” Making a point about the importance of starting meaningful conversations about race issues, he said: “Telling people they are racists, sex-

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Being born in the last year of World War I and being a young bride throughout World War II appears to have created an incredibly positive and resilient a centenarian. Frances (Frankie) Tuckey was born on June 29, 1917 while Britain and its allies continued to battle during the Northern Hemisphere summer. As a newborn baby in London, Frankie was oblivious to the bombing of her city little more than a week after her birth but 100 years later, she has many great memories to share at her Ambridge Rose Manor home. Frankie grew up with her two sisters and parents in a two-room house with no running water. “We had to go to the floor below us and they had a little corner sink where we could get water,” says Mrs Tuckey. “If I’ve lived this long – we couldn’t have done too badly.” Mrs Tuckey’s parents had German and Dutch heritage and they changed their name from Diesch to Hottages to avoid conflict for the family. The children used one name for school and another for home, which caused a bureaucratic hiccup when Mrs Tuckey was an adult and applied for a passport to come to New Zealand. On October 10, 1937, Frankie married William (Bill) Tuckey and the young couple had a longdistance relationship while Bill

served during WWII. Mr Tuckey was at Dunkirk and Mrs Tuckey was bombed out of her London home. “I worked on munitions and we always had to go down into the shelter, but actually it was quite exciting and we didn’t have to work when that was going on. “In the factory, all the girls’ husbands were away in the army or the navy and we had quite a good time, even though it’s a terrible thing to say.” There were naafi (navy, army, and air force institutes) dances and because the women were working they ate out for dinner enjoying very cheap and great quality meals. On one occasion, Mrs Tuckey was told her husband was missing, which was a worry but he did return home, eventually. “When we were young we never took a lot of notice of what was happening – we just carried on.” The couple’s son, Robin was one of the first baby boomers to be born and the family lived in Brixton. Mrs Tuckey worked as a machinist, sewing pockets onto shirts for a penny per pocket and her husband worked for a moving company. “We didn’t want for anything and quite enjoyed life. “We didn’t have a lot of money but you got on with it, always managed and never complained.” Mrs Tuckey’s sister came to New Zealand, and the Tuckey family followed her when Robin was five years old.

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firm that it was the body of 55-year old John Prangley, who was missing from his Whitford home since April 13. It was accompanied by a headshot of the late Mr Prangley. The major thrust of the complaint appears to be that, although the body had not been formally identified, the editor used the photo with the article title because he was “pretty certain” that the body found was the late Mr Prangley. Although the complainant does not appear to be related or have any knowledge of the late Mr Prangley and his family, she states the family would be devastated and the article will make things worse for them. ■■ The Response The editor stated that this was not an unusual story, in that a man had gone missing, this had been reported on earlier, and then a body was found. The editor says that this information was relayed to him by a trusted source, and that the body found was almost certainly the late Mr Prangley. The editor notes that the initial Facebook page led to a number of posts which he described as “trolls”. He said the complainant was one of those, although he appears to have no evidence to suggest that that was her motivation. Essentially, his position is

that it was a reasonable link to make and he did not breach any principles of the Press Council in the story. ■■ Decision We do not consider our principles have been breached by this story. It had already been reported on that Mr Prangley had gone missing some considerable time previously and had not been seen since. He had gone missing in the Whitford area. Given that a body was found, it is almost inevitable that a link would be made to the possibility that it may have been Mr Prangley. The story clearly states that this was not confirmed, although we note it was confirmed the next day. We do not find the publication of the photograph along with the story objectionable in any way, in that it simply added a further human interest element to the story. Any privacy breach would be that of the deceased family, but they have not complained. The complaint is not upheld. The Press Council considered this complaint in committee. Chris Darlow took no part in the consideration of the complaint. The complaint was considered by Sir John Hansen, Jo Cribb, Tiumalu Peter Fa’afiu, Mark Stevens and John Roughan.

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10th - 16th July 2017


CONSTRUCTION STARTS: Ground is turned for the new Pakuranga Medical Centre being built on Ti Rakau Drive. From left, Trevor Kamins, Pakuranga Medical chairman/director; Dale Shepherd, general manager; Richard Strange, building foreman; Dr Eileen Sables and Dr Simon Russell, Pakuranga Medical directors/GPs; Insert, an artist’s impression of the complex. Photo/Image supplied


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other: “That can only benefit the patients.” General manager Dale Shepherd says everyone is looking forward to having more space. “We currently have a work station in a cupboard so that someone else can use a doctor’s room on occasions. We want to offer more services to patients and we’re looking at the expected population growth and what requirements there will be, for example we will probably have more young families in the area which would give us a reason to add a midwife.” So far more than 200 steel reinforced timber piles have been driven 12 metres deep into the site “so that the building will stand on a forest of trees”, Mr Simmons says. Pakuranga was once covered in a low lying swamp that was drained and developed to create the landscape seen today. Until the 1950s the area was a sparsely settled farming community but in the following decade it was transformed into a new suburb. Consequently the deep piles have been used to accommodate the high water table. The town centre is shaped like a triangle and the master plan concept is designed to strengthen the corners and edges. Auckland Council, Mr Simmons says, wanted a business to anchor the southern corner of the triangle. It will be highly visible to local traffic bound for the Waipuna Bridge as well as to traffic going north on Ti Rakau Drive. “It will define the beginning of the town centre re-development and the way things will progress in the future.” The building is part of a ground-breaking trend, he says. “It’s designed for modular care and is one of the first ones in the country to go down this track, 100 per cent based on patient modes.” Fit-outs, he says, will give a consistent feel from a patient perspective, with consistent signage making it easy for patients to navigate the services in the building. “Patients will notice the difference,” he says.


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he piles are driven and the floor slab is due to be laid this week for a building to house a comprehensive primary medical care complex and provide a corner anchor for the planned Pakuranga Town Centre re-development. Pakuranga Medical Centre staff had barely settled into their premises in William Roberts Road close to 10 years ago when the news came that the building would need to be demolished to make way for the Reeves Road flyover, part of AMETI (the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative). It was only three months after three Pakuranga GP practices had merged and settled into their building. “We initially waited asking ‘is this going to happen’?” director/GP Dr Eileen Sables says. “AMETI was on and then it was off. We never really knew when anything would happen. As it happens we had outgrown the premises anyway.” Four-and-a-half years ago, planning for a new complex started in earnest when the medical centre called in primary care project services and health planning company Medispace. A site owned by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport (AT) on Ti Rakau Drive was purchased. The 2500 square metre double-storey building will be leased by the medical centre and a range of other health care providers. Tenants are expected to start moving in next August. When AMETI is complete, access to the new centre will be from William Roberts Road which is planned to be extended to Ti Rakau Drive. Meantime access will be from Cortina Place at the back of the new building where parking is provided for 57 vehicles. Pedestrian access will be provided from Ti Rakau Drive for people using buses. Roy Simmons, chief executive and project director of the Medispace Planning Team says it was important that the medical centre remained an integral part of the Pakuranga Town Centre.

Currently Pakuranga Medical operates 15 consulting rooms while a pharmacy, physiotherapist and a blood test laboratory share the building. A dentist, radiology practice and a cafe will be added in the new building and other paramedical services are planned. The medical practice rooms will be located on level one affording them considerable light along with privacy. “We are more than doubling the space,” Mr Simmons says. Currently the practice has 13,000 funded patients on its books with 11 GPs. Dr Sables says the team is looking forward to being able to offer more services, for example there are hopes to add nurse-led clinics. One of the doctors, a specialist in travel medicine, will have more space. “And we hope to attract more specialists, for example we hope to have an obstetrician. “Everything in this concept is patient driven. People want to access lots of services in one stop. And we’d like to think our bespoke cafe will become a destination option,” she says. “However we plan to stay a family general practice. There will be no overnight emergency services.” The building has been designed to take into account future population growth in the area, Mr Simmons says. “The design has been driven by the patient journey. It’s a model of care-driven design which is becoming the way forward for medical practices. “It means patients will walk in the door to their doctors and have easy access to the other medical services. For example, he says, because some people hate needles they may be tempted to avoid a drive to the blood test laboratory. “If we have everything under one roof, we can drive better patient outcomes. We are passionate about this. “We are putting all the professionals in the one place to keep people well.” Dr Sables says the range of professional services working alongside each other means everyone learns from each



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Fifty years in real estate celebrated P

auline Abbott is reflecting on the changing times she has witnessed in the south-east real estate market.over the past half a century. On Monday this week she celebrated 50 years working with P&H (Pakuranga & Howick) Realty. She started work in Pakuranga the day decimal currency was introduced to Kiwis. “I was living in Ellerslie and was working with another real estate company. I thought it would be nice to get a job out this way,” she says. Just three people worked in the Pakuranga office in those days where she was receptionist – in the iconic hyperbolic paraboloid building established by former Manukau City mayor, the late Sir

Lloyd Elsmore, at the fledgling Pakuranga Town Centre. It was the start of development of suburban Pakuranga. Until then only sections were being sold and some building contracts had been let to companies such as Dempsey Morton and Neil Homes. After six months, Mrs Abbott says, “we sold our first secondhand house and things went from there”. In 1992 she became a sales person and for 26 years sold property from the Pakuranga office. “Those were the days when you could pick up a section for $10,800 right on the water,” she says. “We saw huge growth in that period – it was a changing era.” During this time Mrs Abbott also assisted the company’s prin-

GREAT INNINGS: Pauline Abbott will semi-retire now. Times photo Wayne Martin

cipal Ron Johnson to establish a small rental department. “The rentals flowed into sales – it was an exciting time for all of us,” she says. “Ron helped me a great deal. His thing was making sure everyone was happy and it flowed through the company.” Mrs Abbott worked through the multiple listing bureau system when listings were delivered by courier every day. When computers came in, everything became website-driven and ways of doing business changed. “I wouldn’t say the market is any better,” she says. “The newer people still have to learn to go back to basics. “I never had a desire to move on – I always felt very comfortable here.” Mrs Abbott has worked at the

New mountain bike trails in Whitford


The New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) has awarded the Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club $ 2000 to hire professional trail builders to construct three new mountain bike trails in the Maraetai block of the Whitford Forest. The bike club is excited about building mountain bike trails in the area which is currently being logged. A professional trail-building company will build a two to three kilometre intermediate mountain bike track. The Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club was formed in January 2010 by a group of local mountain bikers who were keen to develop decent mountain bike tracks in East Auckland and gain legal access to ride in the Whitford forest, which is on private land. The forest consists of two main blocks, the Maraetai block and the Whitford block. The latter is currently closed. Callum Wilson, president of the Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club, is very pleased with NZCT’s grant. “Our experience is that people won’t ride their mountain bikes if there are no good trails available,” he said. “Especially around east Auckland, the current offer of quality mountain bike tracks is limited. Thanks to NZCT we can use this unique opportunity in the Maraetai block of the Whitford forest and contract a professional trail building company to change that. “They will start as soon as possible and hopefully the trail is ready to be ridden by the people of Auckland by summer.”


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Hooray l o o h c S for the ! s y a d i l Ho Activities

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Thursday 13 July, 10:30am-11:30am

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Global Goldwell competition entries from left, Bethany Lane Noa, Keila-Marie Robinson and Nina Williams.

The Winning Edge — Excellence in creative colour and hair design

Known for their skill, flair and their determination to succeed, three hairstylists from Schnips PHd, two from the Manukau branch and one from the Botany Salon have made national news.    

Bethany Lane Noa

Keila-Marie Robinson

Nina Williams

Bethany Lane Noa is a seasoned pro when it comes to hairdressing and when it comes to winning hairdesign awards as well. This year will be the third time Bethany has made it into the finals for the New Zealand Colorzoom Global Creative Artist. Last year, she was the overall winner for New Zealand and went on to represent the country at the global grand finals which were in Sweden. She says that was an absolutely awesome experience and she hopes to do as well again this year but remains humble about her achievements. “I’m nervous and I’m excited if I manage to get through to the Global Goldwell competition finals again but it would also be great if someone else from Schnips PHd was to get through,” said Bethany. “It was a bit of a shock for me, achieving a national finalist place again this year, it’s always an honour and a privilege to be nominated. I really love the Goldwell colours we’re using in our Salons, and I definitely think they’re the best colours for all of our clients.” Bethany, Nina and Keila’s competition photos have been sent to Germany for judging, and a finalist from each country will be chosen to go on to compete in Barcelona at the Global Finals later this year. Bethany is always wanting to hone her creative skills and entering these photographic competitions allows her to do that. “It’s also really about trying to inspire my clients; many who have been with me for twenty years now.” She credits the amazing support from the owners of Schnips PHd – (Paul, Natalee and Clive) for her success and she believes that working at the Manukau salon she is immersed in an environment where she’s constantly growing and refining her craft, and learning from those around her. “Lynette John, Huia Smith and Leonie Nicholls really inspired my journey to excellence at Schnips PHd. We have a good vibe in the salon, our hairdressers are always pushing forward in to order evolve.” The theme/inspiration for the Colorzoom competition was called In-Flux, this involved dark, elegant colours coalesce with mysterious iridescence, creating a new interplay of colours in the hair.

Keila-Marie Robinson remembers going to hair salons with her mum as a child, and being fascinated by the hairdressing magazines there. Fast forward a few years and Keila’s hairdressing dreams have come true, the Schnips PHd colour technician is now a New Zealand finalist for the 2017 Goldwell Global New Talent. It was a surprise for Keila to achieve this result because it was her very first photographic hairdressing competition. She modelled last year for Bethany Lane Noa, which inspired her to enter the competition with a model of her own this year. She had the only male model in the competition photo shoot, and remembers feeling a little intimidated by the strong competition that she was up against. “I was quite nervous, it felt like the other competing stylists knew what they were doing, I just stood there with my tail between my legs,” said Keila, “though I suppose, in the end I kind of ‘nailed it’ This hard-working colourist certainly made her salon and family proud with her interpretation of In-Flux and with her national finalist award. “I have wanted to be a hairdresser since I was a little girl, my family wanted me to do teaching and stuff like that but I think I’ve shown them that I really love this profession and I’ve achieved many things along the way.” This South Auckland local never thought someone from her background would achieve this level of success but Keila says “I have learnt that with a lot of hard work, support and determination we can all do whatever we want to aim for.” Keila plans on staying with Schnips PHd for the rest of her career and is totally confident she’ll build a happy and loyal clientele there. “I believe we have the best quality stylists working here, all with a very high level of skill and experience.” If she wins the New Zealand final, she will travel to Barcelona, Spain to compete in the international finals event. “Knowing you would be going up against the rest of the world, representing New Zealand, must be the best experience ever.”

It was the stunning blues, purples and turquoise with flashes of pink glistening on a paua shell sitting on her kitchen bench that caught her eye and imagination and gave Nina Williams inspiration for her dramatic creation – which she entered into this year’s Colorzoom Photographic competition. Nina who participated in the Global New Talent category, for young stylists, (with less than five years experience) said she couldn’t believe it when she heard that she was a national finalist. Though Nina personally veers towards a more feminine look, for this event she opted for a dark, mysterious iridescence, creating a clever interplay of colours within the overall style. “I was absolutely thrilled when I heard that I was a New Zealand finalist,” said Nina who in the past had also been a L’Oreal Colour Trophy finalist. “The final NZ winner gets to go to Barcelona and I’m keeping my fingers crossed,” she said excitedly, talking about the results that will be announced on August 14. “At the international contest everyone has to recreate the photographic entry on a model, live on stage, so I guess I would be in a totally different zone if I got to compete over there,” said the friendly and vivacious hairstylist. Nina can’t wait to compete with the best on the world stage at this huge hair dressing competition, and says she could not have got this far, a NZ finalist without the support of Schnips PHd. “The team I work with here in Botany are all so supportive and are just amazing to work with. It is such a good atmosphere to work in. “I started at Schnips PHd less than a year ago and since then I’ve had so many opportunities which have allowed me to grow and progress faster than in any other salon I’ve worked at. I’ve quickly become a busy stylist and every week my clientele keeps on growing.”

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he store shut its doors for the final time yesterday. A sign in the window read: “All good things must come to an end...and so it is for our Botany Town Centre store. “We would like to thank all of our customers for their loyalty and for being part of the journey with us. We hope you will enjoy the Starbucks Experience in our other Auckland stores, the closest located at Sylvia Park.” The owners Restaurant Brands New Zealand (RBD) - a NZ stock exchange listed company - has not responded to requests for comment. RBD specialises in managing multi-site branded food retail chains, the NZX says.As at February 2011, NZX says, RBD has 208 stores: 89 KFC, 82 Pizza Hut and 37 Starbucks stores.

The most recent financial results suggest the Starbucks figure is 23 which takes into account the closure of the Botany store. RBD employs more than 4500 staff and every day serves more than 60,000 customers throughout New Zealand. In the financial year to February 27, 2017 New Zealand operations delivered their “best ever” overall sales and profit performance, strong trading from the KFC Australian business under its new Restaurant Brands’ ownership and the successful completion of the acquisition of the Taco Bell and Pizza Hut franchise in Hawaii. RBD’s net profit after tax for the year to February 27 was $26 million, up 7.8 per cent on last year’s profit of $24.1m. RBD said of Starbucks’ results for the financial year: “As the

gone: Starbucks in Botany closed for good on Monday. Times photo Kelly Teed

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‘WHAT’S GOING ON’ this July school holidays

What’s On Counselling Clinic

Hands Alive Puppet Theatre & Work Shops Free daily at 10.30am, Shop 2, next to Mike Pero. Starts tomorrow, Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15, 10.30am; Monday, July 17-Thursday, July 20 daily at 10.30am

Children’s playground

We have expanded our children’s playground now located in 2 areas. One outside Cuff Café & Bistro where you can enjoy a great coffee and food while watching the kids at play in a safe environment. The second playground area is located under the new walkway next to the British shop and Natural Health. Plenty of seating available for a great picnic adventure while the kids play.

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Time for a positive change? There are times in our lives when we experience life challenges like stress, anxiety, depression, relationship, grief, and loneliness. When this happens, counselling can be helpful. Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau is hosting a free counselling clinic on Thursday to support adults and teenagers. An experienced counsellor who speaks English, Gujurati, Hindi and Marathi who has gone through similar life experiences, empowers you to bring a positive change in a confidential, nonjudgmental and empathic environment. To book phone 576-8331 or email pakuranga@cab.org.nz.

Career counselling

Citizens Advice Bureau, Pakuranga is hosting a career counselling workshop, August 5, Howick Local Board Room, Pakuranga Library Building, 7 Aylesbury St, Pakuranga, 9.30am-3pm, CV writing, cover letters, Interview skills, job search tools. Talk on ‘what Employers are looking for’ by Amelie Lecomte from Kelly Services and by a Work and Income rep on how they can help in Job search. Light Lunch Provided. Registration from July 17. Email / Text Vani on settlement.pakuranga@cab. org.nz / 021459520.

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Model Fair

Sunday, July 23, Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd, Balmoral, 10am-1pm, Admission $6, school children free, trains, planes, diecast, dolls, teddy bears, scifi, toys, childrens books and more. Phone Allan 272 4648. Auckland Central Model Railway Club www. acmrc.org.nz.

U3A Ormiston

Join us at our U3A Ormiston meeting on Thursday, July 27 at 10am at the Flat Bush Old School Hall on the corner of Flat Bush School Road and Murphy’s Road. Admission is free and morning tea is provided. Guest speaker is Bruce Barrack who has been involved in forestry since WW2, and has been part owner and manager of a local forest for 38 years. Bruce’s talk and power point presentation will cover the past, current state and future of forestry in NZ. Contact : Peter on 272 -479 or email ormistonu3a@gmail.com

Rock and roll

Rock and Roll lessons in Bucklands Beach. City of Sails Club is holding a sixweek beginners course on Tuesdays 7pm-7.30pm, starting July 18. Please arrive early on the first night for registration. Visit cityofsails. org.nz or phone Linda 0210266-8577.

Fleetwood Mac

Landslide, a tribute to Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, this Saturday at the Howick RSA. Tickets are selling fast. Get yours today – only $20 at the bar. Reserve your table for dinner. For more information, phone 534-9702. Stockade’s Restaurant open from 5.30pm.

Breast cancer support

The East Auckland Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on Wednesday, July 19 at 6.30pm. This will be our midwinter dinner meeting. Please let Jennifer know if you intend to come, as we need to supply numbers. Phone Jennifer on 576-6776, or Wynne on 534-7265.

Holiday fun

Wednesday, July 12. Paper cut-outs family craft workshop. Relaxing and creative. Age 7+, $8pp, 10am-12pm. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick. Phone 533-3530 to book.

Collectors Toy and Need clothes? Two Coats Clothing Swap. Come and swap bag for bag of clothing. Any condition accepted. Men’s, women’s and childrens. Tea and coffee served. First Friday of every month. Picton Centre, 120 Picton Street, Howick. Phone Heather 0274 780417 or Lyn 0274 530023.

School holidays

What lies beneath. Pakuranga Library is holding some amazing events these school holidays. Come and explore with us the extraordinary wonders of what lies beneath the ordinary. Join us from July 10 to July 21 as we find the secrets behind magic tricks, optical illusions, lost treasure and make amazing creations with Lego and Minecraft. Contact Pakuranga Library 576-5269 or Pakuranga.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Garden meeting

Papatoetoe Garden & Floral Art Society meets in the Wesley Methodist Church Hall, 37 Kolmar Rd, Papatoetoe on Tuesday, July 25, 7.30pm. Graham Waters will speak on roses. Cut flowers and floral art on display. Trading table & supper. Visitors and new members welcome. Contact Rose 2782223.

In desert and wilderness Sunday, July 16. Family film. Stas and Nel are kidnapped in Egypt and the adventure begins travelling across the African desert. Based on a popular novel by Nobel prize winner. Age 7+, 2pm-4pm. Entry by donation. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick. ➤➤Turn to page 15



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haps you need to improve your English, take a defensive drive course or learn a new language? Highland Park Community House offers community classes starting late July for the beginning of Term 3. For more information or to have brochure posted to you, contact Jennie 534 5584 or email info@hpapcommunityhouses.org.nz.

Gary Diprose, recipient of the 2017 AMP Community Change-maker of the Year Award will be the speaker at the 60+ community luncheon at 12.30pm, Tuesday July 25 at St Columba, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany. He is the founder of the Springboard Community, an organisation that walks alongside troubled youth caught up in drugs and gangs. Bookings essential via reception or phone 274-4864. Cost $12pp.

Thursday, July 13. Discover an Iron Age fort, Vikings, early jewellery and hidden treasure. Fun family workshop. Create paper craft. Age 7+. $8pp. 10am-12pm.. Phone 535-3530 to book. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick.

Craft market

Classy Crafts Indoor Market, Saturday, July 15 inside All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook St, Howick, 9am-1pm. Quality NZ-made handcrafts including Kiwiana, souvenirs, felting, denim bags, paua and bone jewellery, local authors’ books. For more information, phone Ruth 535-7513.


What’s On

Teacher orientation session Tuesday, July 18. ‘Identity/ Migration: Polish children arrive in 1944’. Preparation for in-house educational programme, for teachers of Yrs 3-8. Free. 2pm-2.45pm. Polish Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick.

Community classes

Term 3 Community Classes in Highland Park. Bookings now open. Are you interested in learning new skills? Per-

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Nature will fix it

What a shot Spotted this rainbow (actually a double) hitting the highest tree in Howick Saturday morning. Peter Booth Howick

This news is fake

ald Trump to turn America around as it balances on the brink of collapse. They have sought to destroy him by baseless allegations of his collusion with Russia over the presidential elections, simply repeating the same lies until everyone should understand that it is so. This has been proven to be baseless and has resulted in the sacking of several CNN staff. Will there be headline news of this? I doubt it. It is democracy which is the real casualty. The truth is lost. America is down the drain without Trump. If America goes down, we go down. Like them or love them, America has been the protector of the free world. The saying is true. If America sneezes the world catches a cold.  Harvey Rosieur Howick

Every night we are greeted by the faces of our favourite, familiar,   news presenters on television, lying to us, regurgitating  stories so carefully crafted and contrived for world consumption. So much of the international news is ‘fake news’. They know it and we know it, but do we really? Why do we allow it? Why do they? Our opinions and attitudes are shaped by the content of the news they present. Really? That slop? ‘Freedom of the press’ is a high-sounding expression but it has become meaningless. We are being  guided by the news which is so carefully shaped and controlled by the ambitions of the shadowy ‘establishment’ which is invading our lives increasingly. For example, we are taught to laugh at the efforts of Don-

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The sound of silence Community and corporate leaders take a stand for hearing loss By FARIDA MASTER


t was difficult, uncomfortable and hard to follow. In a social experiment, Member of Parliament for Botany Jami-Lee Ross experienced what it was to be hard of hearing when the Times conducted an interview with him on Monday evening with him wearing hearing protectors. FRONT UP: Jami-Lee Ross participates in the Silent Leadership Challenge at the Times offices. Times photo Wayne Martin


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Mr Ross agreed to participate in the Silent Leadership Challenge to gain a new understanding of how the hearingimpaired cope on a daily basis. The idea behind the Silent Leadership Challenge is to make people more aware of how difficult it is for those living with the invisible disability. The Times in partnership with the National Foundation for the Deaf decided to tackle three communication challenges to help address noise induced hearing loss and better understand work colleagues wearing hearing aids. As part of the experiment Mr Ross wore bright yellow hearing protectors to stimulate deafness.

“My voice resounds in the headphones and I find it difficult to catch what you are saying sometimes. I can understand how difficult it must be at a more crowded place when people are talking simultaneously,” he said. According to the Listen Hear! New Zealand report released this year there are 880,350 people living with hearing loss in New Zealand. On Friday, August 4 there will be a nationwide movement of corporate and community leaders making a difference for the one in six new Zealanders who have hearing loss. The Silent Leadership Challenge offers a fun and collaborative individual/ team event with an important social message.

Lisa Talbot, project coordinator for the Silent Leadership Challenge says: “In a lead up to the event you can ask your friends, family and professional contacts to donate to a supporter web page and help you reach a fundraising target.” To end the silence on hearing loss, this year the National Foundation for the Deaf is asking for more people to front up and register for the worthy cause at www.silentleadershipchallenge.com ■ The 10-minute fundraising event challenges to be undertaken on Friday, August 4 are a one-to-one meeting, a team meeting, a social get-together at a cafe and watching TV with the family.

July 1 initiatives deliver for Kiwis On the July 1, a number of initiatives came into effect which will benefit the Botany community. These are initiatives that deliver for New Zealanders in many ways, from cheaper registration fees for motorists, more immunisation for our kids, right through to extra police starting at Police College. The $2 billion-a-year pay equity settlement benefits some of our health sector’s lowest paid workers who will receive pay rises of between 15 and 50 per cent over the next five years. On July 1 around 20,000 of this predominately female workforce, who were on the minimum wage of $15.75 an hour, moved to at least $19 an hour.

For a fulltime worker, this means they’re now taking home around an extra $100 a week, which is over $5000 a year. In the wider Howick area, this means many workers in places like the Howick

Housing product Shadowclad spurs major legal action Howick Ward residents with houses built within the past 15 years clad with exterior Shadowclad plywood panels are being advised to register their interest for a proposed class action. Law firm Adina Thorn is calling for registrations from property owners whether or not there have been problems or issues with their buildings. The Ministry of Education brought a legal proceeding against the product manufacturer Carter Holt Harvey alleging that Shadowclad used in some school buildings was defective. However the law firm believes the issue may extend beyond school buildings to homes and commercial buildings that contain the product. If there is sufficient interest from owners with

viable claims, the law firm will seek compensation from the manufacturer through a class action which it expects to be fully funded. This means there is no cost for registering or at any stage of the action. The class action will proceed if there is sufficient interest from owners with viable claims. Find out more about Shadowclad, the class action and to register at www.adinathorn.co.nz.

ami-Lee Ross MP for Botany Baptist Home and Hospital, Summerset by the Park and Bruce McLaren Retirement Village will be eligible for a pay increase and the recognition deserved for their hard work. In health we also see new funding for the drug-buyer Pharmac means wider access to new medicines that will benefit more than 33,000 people. The latest drugs to be funded include a new insomnia medicine for children or teenagers who suffer from neurodevelopmental disorders. There are also new treatments for people with hepatitis B, hepatitis C and lung disease. The Government also introduced free chickenpox vaccinations for 15 month olds, as well as for any child turning 11 who still hasn’t had the vaccine. This month, the first of the extra 880 frontline Police will start Police College, with the first graduates on the beat by October. Botany is to benefit from this initiative, with Counties Manukau to receive 91 extra Police officers. This follows the announcement of the Government’s $503 million Safer Communities package earlier this year. For eligible employees and self-employed parents, the maximum weekly rate of Paid Parental Leave will increase to $538 gross a week, reflecting a 2.1 per cent rise in average weekly earnings over the past year. These changes show how a growing and diversified economy is delivering real benefits to hard working New Zealanders and their families. With these changes, Botany will continue to be a safer and greater place to live in. Jami-Lee Ross Member of Parliament for Botany


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YES! The regional winners of Dragons’ Den By FARIDA MASTER


henomenal’ is how team Festivilia from Ormiston Senior College describes winning the Auckland Regional Dragons’ Den showdown— a key event in the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES). More than 300 secondary schools took part in the Dragons’ Den contest at Auckland University of Technology last week. The YES programme pushes the next generation of business leaders to go beyond the classroom and develop business skills by setting up a real business, marketing it and pitching for investment to the judges. The team behind Festivilia worked on a glossy children’s book titled a Year of Festivals. “There is no time to celebrate or rest after the win,” the team says. Having sold 180 books to 10 local schools, clocking up more than 30,000 hits on Facebook and participated in the family expo Kids Fair and the Scholastic Book Fair, the team now wants to ensure that every school, bookshops, library and online retailer has copies of the book.

WINNING TEAM: Ormiston Senior College students Krishin Rama, Rylee Fraser, Vaneel Ram, Preyashi Deo and Kaden Naidoo leap with joy on winning the top spot at the Regional Dragons’ Den Finals. Times photo Wayne Martin

Illustrated by students Paula Alontave and Angela Wong, the book traces Bloop’s exciting adventure on earth as he learns about the diverse cultures that New Zealand celebrates. The team took the initiative of asking Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy to write the foreword. “She was very pleased to know the book celebrates diversity and has even asked us to get involved in the antibuying campaign she is work-

ing on.” The team of five - Vaneel Ram, Preyashi Deo, Kaden Naidoo, Krishin Rama and Rylee Fraser- meet up every day after school to decide on how to sell, upscale and expand the business. Group CEO Vaneel says: “Being a student and keeping up with your studies whilst trying to run a business can be stressful. “Every day I wake up thinking how we can better our business.”

Rylee Fraser, communications director of Festivilia, says that they want Bloop, the central character of the book “to be a Kiwiana icon”. They are also going to work on Bloop merchandise. The team is now working on the annual review company of the Year report that they have to submit in September. This is the third time in a row that Ormiston College has won the Dragons’ Den. Pakuranga College team ScrapCycle took second place at the Auckland Regional Dragons’ Den finals-. Missing the first spot by just half a point. Chief Executive Officer of the business Rishad Manecksha says: “It was extremely close, and the entire competition itself was very tough; all teams were at an incredibly high standard – East Auckland is the most competitive YES region. “Although winning is great, I was in it for the experience, and the many things there are to learn in a competition like this,” says the 17-year-old entrepreneur. “From here we carry on to take ScrapCycle forward – regardless of how close we were, it just means we have to work a bit harder.”

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Calling all the region’s budding musicians Uxbridge Arts & Culture is hosting a showcase evening, giving musicians the perfect platform to share their musical aptitude on stage for Howick to enjoy. The event gives participants the perfect opportunity to perform for a live audience and share their incredible talents with the community, providing enjoyment and inspiration to all who attend. The showcase evening is open to all ages and orgqanisers are looking for a mix of genres, from folk to pop and from jazz to contemporary with anything and everything in-between. Performer’s must be singer-song writers and have their own original material to showcase on the evening. The event will take place on Saturday September 23 and organisers are looking for local musicians to get involved. ■ If you feel you would like to be a part of this unique and special event, please send a short video audition, your details and a little about yourself, to events@ uxbridge.org.nz with the subject line: Showcase Evening Entry, by Friday August 4.

Baldwin tops Elite Motorsport points N

ineteen-year-old Howick race driver Jordan Baldwin has topped the points-table following the intensive week-long camp in Dunedin which commences the New Zealand Elite Motorsport Academy programme for 2017. Baldwin is one of eight young motorsport competitors selected to participate in the year-long training and coaching programme designed to provide the competitors with an array of skills and knowledge to help them progress more quickly in their motorsport career. Managed by the MotorSport New Zealand Scholarship Trust, the Elite Motorsport Academy is run by world-class tutors from Otago Academy of Sport and the University of Otago’s School of Physical Education’s Human Performance Centre. Baldwin, who has raced mini-stocks and karts with considerable success and is currently a regular top-three place-getter in the hugelypopular and competitive BMW Race Series, says his motivation in seeking to be selected for the Elite Motorsport Academy programme stemmed from seeing the accelerated development of earlier acad-

emy participants. “A lot of them have come out [of the academy programme] and been extremely successful,” says Baldwin. “It’s what you learn about what to do outside of the car at the Elite Academy – that’s a huge part of being as good as we can be inside the car. It’s crucial to what happens on race day.” The academy camp sees participants learn a wide array of skills and techniques to aid their mental and physical fitness as a motorsport competitor, as well as the sponsorship and marketing, nutrition and media skills needed to succeed in the sport. “Coming to grips with all those aspects of being a top competitor, all those steps to make sure we’re the best we can be, that learning has been fantastic,” says Baldwin. “It’s been one of the best weeks of my life. What you’ll learn is far more than you can ever learn somewhere else. The academy is run so professionally. Everyone involved does an amazing job.” The academy programme also provides a 12-month follow-up package tailored for each participant to ensure they retain and further develop the training regimes and educa-

tional opportunities demonstrated during the camp. “I have a lot of ground to cover over the next 12 months; I want to develop as much as I can,” says Baldwin who aims to compete in the one-make, ultra-competitive Toyota 86 Championship. “I’m looking forward to working with the providers assigned to assist me with the year-long programme ahead – they’re all world-class. I want to put everything I can into making sure I’m the best, to see how much I can develop in the next 12 months and into the future.” The top three for the 2017 NZ Elite Motorsport Academy camp points total included 19-year-old race driver Arran Crighton, from Auckland, in second place and 25-year-old rally driver Jack Williamson, from Hamilton, in third. New Zealand’s Elite Motorsport Academy first ran in 2004 with race drivers Nelson Hartley, Christina Orr, Chris Pither and Tim Edgell among the selected participants that year. Since then, many academy graduates have forged successful international careers such as Shane van Gisbergen, Brendon Hartley, Hayden Paddon, Earl Bamber and Mitch Evans.

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More funding for Beachlands School Beachlands School has funding to build 10 new classrooms to accommodate roll growth. This investment is part of a $21 million package to be invested in 41 classrooms at eight schools in Auckland. National MP for Hunua, Andrew Bayly, is pleased with the announcement. “This is a fantastic investment in the education of Beachlands children,” Mr Bayly said. “This will make sure our young people can learn in a comfortable and modern environment. “Our community is growing strongly and it’s important schools are able to provide places for local children. “A total of 4000 new student places are being delivered through Budget 2017 for the Auckland region and this announcement will contribute to this. “Combined with 17,000 places already announced, we’re on-track to deliver a total of 21,000 new student places for Auckland by 2021.”

Maori Party announces first Asian candidate W

etex Kang of Malay and Chinese descent has been selected as the Maori Party candidate for the Botany electorate in this year’s general election. “Our party believes in a fair, diverse and inclusive Aotearoa so we’re really excited about welcoming our first ever Asian candidate into our whare,” said Maori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan. “Wetex comes from a land and people who we as Maori share whakapapa with, so that in itself is something for us to celebrate. “He’s also a highly intelligent and innovative young

man passionate about the challenges and aspirations of not only our Asian whanaunga in this country but also tangata whenua.” Kang holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (with Honours) from the University of Otago and received his Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Guidance Studies) and Graduate Diploma in Science (Psychology) from Massey University. “I’m excited to be the Maori Party’s first ever Asian candidate. This candidacy symbolises a historical moment where the tangata whenua of Aotearoa can formally express manaakitanga,

New style Chinese poem collection A collection of Hanpai poems, considered unique and more challenging than Chinese classical writings, has been released in New Zealand by Howick poet, Song Lam. Edited in conjunction with Hanpai promoter, Duan Lesan, of Hunan Province, China, The First World Hanpai

Collection includes about 1000 of the best Hanpai poems by 462 poets including Mr Song and Mr Duan. Since moving to New Zealand in 1990 Mr Song has written 10 Chinese non-fiction books including The Maori of NZ (bringing him a QSM), What do Children Learn in NZ Schools, My New Life

in NZ, and Famous New Zealanders which won the International Literature Award. Hanpai poetry is about 40 years old, originally adopted from Japanese Haiku. It contains 17 Chinese characters with each poem having three lines and a pattern of 5/7/5 characters. As well as using fewer

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characters to express emotions, the poems end with a rhyme. Mr Song says he hopes that the collection will inspire those who love writing poems. ■■ The First World Hanpai Collection was published last month (June) by Showwe Informational Co Ltd, of Taiwan.

RESPECT: Wetex Kang is a former pharmacist and nutritionist.  Photo supplied

aroha, hospitality, generosity and mutual respect to all immigrants who’ve arrived in this beautiful land since the 1800s,” said Kang. Botany is an ethnically diverse electorate where 39 per cent of the electorate are Asians, he said. “Cultural integration is a priority within this electorate so the current Botany MP cannot possibly be a voice for our people because he can’t communicate efficiently with many of them from both a language and cultural standpoint.” Kang is fluent in three Chinese dialects and under-

Pakuranga go down to Ponsonby Pakuranga United Rugby Club’s (PURC) premiers hit the wall against Ponsonby at the weekend, going down 37-19. PURC premiers coach Pita Alatini conceded Ponsonby played well. “We didn’t help ourselves by giving away some soft tries through missed tackles or inaccuracy in our skills,” he said. “We did manage to fight back, like we have all year but we unfortunately our boys are struggling to stay in the fight till the end.”

Club results

■■ Premiers (19) v Ponsonby (37). Tries: Steve Afoa x1, Max East x1, Taniela Latu x1. Conversions: x2. Player of the Day: Sam Vaevae ■■ Premier Development (22) v Ponsonby (23). Tries: Lino Tiatia x2, Mosese Halahuni x1. Conversions: Steph Tabaillou x2, Penalties: Steph Tabaillou x1. Player of the Day: Not given. ■■ Under 20s (10) v Papatoetoe (40). Tries: Fana Tameifuna x1. Conversions: Matt Horgan x1. Penalties: Matt Horgan x1. Player of the Day: Fana Tameifuna. ■■ First Grade (15) v Manukau Rovers (12). Tries: Blake James x1, Wilson Fuata x1, Scott McEwen x1. Player of the Day: Ben Channing. ■■ Taipans (45) v Grammar TEC Taniwhas (5). Tries: David Quigg x1, Jamie Petford x2, Kit Wilson x1, Mike Taylor x1, Ben Biggelaar x1, Troy Joll x1. Conversions: Kit Wilson x1, Jamie Littlefield x3, Sean Brownlie x1. Player of the Day: Will Tims.

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stands Malay. “My goal is to be the true voice of Botany not via a translator,” he said. “My campaign will focus on immigration, cultural integration, law and order, green energy and health.” Kang is an ex-pharmacist and nutritionist with 20 years’ experience in the health and wellness industry. He currently runs a beekeeping and queen-breeding company with a community education focus. Meanwhile Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross said democracy is such that the people should put their hands up to stand for elections. “I am aware that 40 per cent of the population is Asian in this area,” he told the Times. “As a New Zealander of Maori descent, I have worked very hard to reach out to the Asian community and share a very good relationship with them. I even have an Asian staff member who assists me with the language if needed. “However, just because Botany has a large Asian population doesn’t mean there needs to be an Asian candidate. The interesting thing is the Maori party has diversified so much. They now have Pacific people too.”

■■ Alan McEvoy Memorial Shield ■■ University 23 (A Pogia, M Renata tries, T Elkington-MacDonald 2 conv, T Elkington-MacDonald 3 pen) ■■ College Rifles 22 (E Lamositele 2, T Manu tries, O Mausia 2 conv, O Mausia pen) Halftime: 10 - 17 ■■ Ponsonby 37 (P Tufuga, W Talataina-Mu, K Masina, P Viane tries, W Talataina-Mu 4 conv, W Talataina-Mu 3 pen) ■■ Pakuranga 19 (S Afoa, M East,

T Latu tries, S Vaevae 2 conv) Halftime: 20 - 7 ■■ Suburbs 28 (D Williams, V Duisokosoko, B Tuivai, J Sawailau tries, C Perry 4 conv) ■■ Manukau Rovers 12 (S Kaifa 2 tries, C Fonoti conv) Halftime: 21- 5 ■■ Eden 43 (I Costa, B Lam 3, N Costa, P Lailua tries, N Costa 5 conv, N Costa pen) ■■ Grammar TEC 12 (T Milo, H Plummer tries, H Plummer conv) Halftime: 26 - 5

Portola Trophy

■■ Waitemata 71 (M Qiolevu 3, J Faumui 2, A Schischka, A Tuitavuki 2, F Tavita, D Fraser P Sinaauloa tries, F Lepou 8 conv) ■■ Mt Wellington 12 (M SoseneFeagal, D Sanft tries, D Sanft conv) Halftime: 33 - 5 ■■ Otahuhu 28 (M Tavae, M Matavao 2, O Latu tries, S PauloTialavea Morris conv, S PauloTialavea Morris 2 pen) ■■ Waitakere 10 (M Manuatu try, A Vaaelua conv, A Tavita pen) Halftime: 28 - 0 ■■ Papatoetoe 26 (M Pauta 2, P Tuaimalo, O Noa tries, J Latana 2 pen) ■■ East Tamaki 22 (L Toofohe, K Manu, S Talanoa tries, T Iosua 2 conv, T Iosua pen) Halftime: 6 - 14 ■■ Marist – BYE

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schools put on a fantastic show for Auckland tonight. Every student showcased a high level of creativity and passion, showcasing the evident hard work and determination that they had put into their performance. “Tonight’s show truly reflects how Stage Challenge is a great pathway for youth to creatively express themselves and their values in a safe and healthy way.” She said the Stage Challenge and J Rock offer a platform for students to develop self-belief, confidence and resilience, as the safe, fun and

exciting atmosphere upholds key values of attending school, working towards realistic education goals, and staying fit and healthy without tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. ■■ Stage Challenge show results July 6 Botany Downs Secondary College 1; Westlake Girls’ High School 2; Macleans College3. ■■ Ministry of Education Award of Excellence for Concept Papatoetoe High School, Takapuna Grammar School, Orewa College, Massey High School, Rangitoto College, Selwyn College

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otany Downs Secondary College has taken out first place in the Stage Challenge RAW Division with their performance Endangered species. The Stage Challenge is New Zealand’s largest and longestrunning youth performing arts event. Macleans College took third place. Botany Downs Secondary College’s performance at the ASB Theatre at Aotea Centre last week focused on the “devastating reasons that many animals are endangered”. The main issues covered in their piece included pollution, the ever-growing human population and the destruction of their natural habitats. “Botany Downs Secondary College really wowed the crowd with their moving piece on extinction,” said event manager Olivia Kinane. “Watching the narrative unfold was truly mesmerising. They truly did themselves proud.” Performance judge, Jazz Heaven said: “I can tell there has been an incredible amount of work and consideration put into the costuming, hair, make-up and props – this performance was a visual treat for me.” In a close second place was Westlake Girls High School with Materialism, a story focused around a teen fighting the decision between becoming a doctor or choosing her passion of dance. Miss Kinane said: “The RAW Division

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Big drop in house price expectations P

roperty Institute of New Zealand chief executive Ashley Church says the latest Institute poll confirms recent figures from REINZ and Barfoot and Thompson and shows that there has been a big drop in the number of people expecting house prices to rise in the next six months. According to the regular poll, which is commissioned by the Institute, the number of people expecting house prices to rise in the next six months is down to 43 per cent, the lowest level since the poll started in November last year. Mr Church says a definite trend appears to be developing, with more people becoming less bullish about house prices. “Our June poll shows that the number of people expecting house prices to increase in the next six months has dropped 12 per cent since our last poll in April and now sits at 40 per cent,” he said. “ Meanwhile, the number of people expecting prices to stabilise is up 4 per cent to 40 per cent.” “The number of people expecting a decrease in house prices is up 5 per cent to 12 per cent - a big jump in one month to be sure - but an indicator

that the vast majority still aren’t buying into the idea of a market correction”. Mr Church says the trend becomes more pronounced when the latest results are compared against the first Institute poll, taken in November of 2016. “Back in November 56 per cent of people polled were expecting house prices to keep rising – which means we’ve seen a 13 per cent drop in expectations in the past eight months.” The poll shows that women are more likely than men to expect prices to stay the same (46 per cent v 34 per cent), and fewer women than men think prices will keep rising (38 per cent vs 50 per cent). The expectation of house price increases is also considerably lower in Auckland and Wellington (both at 37 per cent) than in other parts of the country – with 53 per cent in Wellington, 50 per cent in towns and 47 per cent in provincial cities still expecting continuing price increases. Politically, Labour voters are most likely to pick increasing house prices (54 per cent) with National supporters least likely to pick rising prices (34 per cent).

New Zealand First voters are most likely to pick a decrease (25 per cent) while those who vote National are most likely to pick a stabilisation in house prices (52 per cent). Biggest Impact: The Institute survey also asked respondents who they thought were responsible for having the biggest impact on property prices, and once again foreign investors have topped the list, with developers coming second and local investors coming third.

Mr Church says that, overall, the survey confirms the view of the Institute that the ‘artificial downturn’ engineered by the Reserve Bank has worked. “There’s no question that the imposition of high LVR restrictions has affected the ability of the market to operate and has dramatically slowed the market – particularly in Auckland. “What’s less clear is what the impact of that will be on supply given that Auckland still has a serious housing shortage and no clear solutions to reduce that deficit.”

Mr Church says that rationing of finance, by banks, is now also further exacerbating the problem. “There’s no shortage of demand – there’s just a shortage of money.” Mr Church says that this is probably best exemplified in the survey result showing that 18 to 30 year olds are the most likely group to expect continuing house price inflation (58 per cent). “This is incredibly sad because these are the same people who are most disadvantaged by the current slew of policies.”

Mr Church says that he expects the deterioration in house price inflation expectations to continue over the next few months but that sooner or later a ‘day of reckoning’ will have to come. “You can’t artificially constrain house prices forever when you have a shortage of homes – but clearly you can do it for a while – so there’s a reasonable chance that the number of people expecting prices to stay the same will exceed those who think prices to rise, by the time of the next survey.”

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stock is substandard and while rentals need bringing up to standard, it’s key for existing houses to be brought up to standard and that new builds are made to a high quality,” he says. “For example, only 60 per cent of those surveyed, and just 36 per cent of renters, had insulation in their homes, which is not great because that is where a warm dry home starts.”

Far from ideal home and lifestyle These findings are far from what New Zealander’s see as ideal home and living situations with almost three quarters saying they would like to live in an energy efficient home with sustainable elements, such as solar power. Just under 70 per cent said they wanted to live in a warmer and drier home. While turning the heater or heat pump on is the most popular way of staying warm (74 per cent), this is supplemented by half of Kiwis wrapping up in a blanket or wearing shoes and socks when watching TV at nights. Professor Crothers says energy efficiency and sustainability were high on people’s radar even though for most it was still a dream. Four in 10 people believe solar power is “the way of the future” but don’t have it installed at their homes.  A quarter of households have invested in energy efficient products or energy saving devices to help reduce heating costs. However, home owners are more likely than renters to

have invested in these. Fewer New Zealanders compared to last year have moved out of a house because of factors such as dampness, cold and mould (16 per cent). However, says Professor Crothers, 63 per cent of renters said they wanted to move out of the home they live in now compared to a third of home owners. “There needs to be a sense of urgency around the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill, however the parliamentary process grinds on with the bill still at select committee stage. Housing is a leading issue coming into the election and while for some it is housing affordability that is an issue, for many it is the standard of housing we are living in that is most pressing.”

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Professor Crothers says the condition of New Zealand homes has both social and health implications for occupants. A fifth of Kiwis take more than five sick days a year, with 5 per cent of the population – that’s around 230,000 people – taking more than 10 days off each year. For renters those numbers are even higher with 7 per cent taking more than 10 sick days. “Sub-standard housing can have a major impact on peoples’ lives because it uproots people from their long-term homes. It results in everything from children being forced to move to another school, through to cutting support from friendly neighbours and upsetting the sense of community people like to feel about where they live.”

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or visit our warehouse


68 Rodney Street, Howick • www.aliframe.co.nz • 0800 ALIFRAME (0800 254 372)

$75 inc GST








City of Sails Rock’n’Roll Club in Bucklands Beach 6 week beginners course Tuesdays 7:00 - 7:30pm starting 18 July $25/pp or $5/pp per lesson

Phone Linda 021 0266 8577

Arth Joy andCelebrating their


Saturday 5 August 2017 9:00am – 12 noon




Hands Alive Puppet Theatre & Work Shops


Free daily at 10.30am, Shop 2, next to Mike Pero. Starts tomorrow, Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15, 10.30am; and Monday, July 17-Thursday, July 20 daily at 10.30am

HOWICK PAKURANGA NETBALL CENTRE Will be held in the Canteen, Howick Pakuranga Netball Centre, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga Rod, Pakuranga Monday 24 July 2017 at 19h00

What’s Going on: We have expanded our children’s playground now located in 2 areas. One outside Cuff Café & Bistro where you can enjoy a great coffee and food while watching the kids at play in a safe environment. Mention this advert until July 22 and pay only $2 for a coffee. The second playground area is located under the new walkway next to the British shop and Natural Health. Plenty of seating available for a great picnic adventure while the kids play.


WednesdaAY 9am - 12p ys m

Our Lady Star of the Sea School


Board of trustees’ by-election

• Fun, nurturing, Montessori inspired learning environment • NZ qualified and experienced Teachers • Open Hours: Full year, Monday to Friday 7.30am-5.30pm • Specially designed programme to cater for varied learning needs • Full time (2 & over) and sessions (2-3yrs old only) for 2-6yr olds • Morning, afternoon and late afternoon snack provided • 20 hour ECE subsidy available

Paper Bag Puppet Making Competition Pick up your entry form and paper bag from the library. Make a paper bag puppet and bring it in to the library by 4pm, Sunday, July 23 and be in to win.

"Children are confident, explore freely and are trusting of adults and helpful towards other children. They play and learn at a relaxed pace in a calm, supportive environment.. The centre is well resourced with Montessori activities. Teachers interact with children with respect and courtesy valuing children’s cultural backgrounds, are inclusive, and prepare the environment to meet children's learning needs..." ERO Report Oct 2016

71 Udys Road, Pakuranga (behind St Peter’s Anglican Church) Phone: 09 213 1866 - 021 710 065 Email: pmontessori2014@gmail.com * Pakuranga Montessori Learning Centre reserves the right to clarify the contents of this advertisement

Competition starts Saturday, July 8 and finishes 4pm, Sunday, July 23.

Christian LINK

YEAR 9 2018

To advertise your Church Services in this feature next week, phone Classifieds on 271 8055 or email tanyac@times.co.nz


All Saints’ Anglican Church Selwyn Rd, Howick Phone 534-6864 Email: allsaints@xtra.co.nz

Services: Sun 7.30am & 9.30am Wednesday 10am www.allsaintshowick.org.nz


Looking for a church home?


Highland Park Library



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. 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 4 August 2017 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 18 August 2017. Signed Sue Yandell Returning Officer

Howick Presbyterian Church



One Lord One Faith One People

THURSDAY 27 JULY and WEDNESDAY 2 August 2017

Sunday morning 9.30am (with children’s programme) Sunday evening service TBA Youth Group every Friday 7.00pm

4.00pm – 6.00pm on 27 July 4.00pm – 7.00pm on 2 August in the Administration Block

Cnr Wellington & Picton Sts Phone 534-5142


St Andrew’s Church Centre Cnr Vincent St & Ridge Rd, Howick www.howpres.org.nz

Sunday, July 16 9.30am Family Service with children’s activities Thursday, July 20 10am Morning Worship Phone 535-4403 CD152726





8.30am | 10am | 11.30am | 5pm | 6pm 华语翻译 CD253589

Please attend with your child and bring: 1.Proof of residential address (must be a tenancy agreement or power bill) 2.(a) NZ Citizens: An original or certified copy of the student’s Birth Certificate or Passport and provide a photocopy to the school. (b) Others: The student’s and a parent’s Passport and provide to the school a photocopy of the Passport personal details and the current visa pages.

★★ ★★



Parents of prospective students and their families, and members of the public, are warmly invited to visit our school on OPEN MORNING to see our campus, view displays and meet staff and students. The Reception office will be open during this time to accept enrolments. Mr M Williams Principal

July school holidays


In 1947, at the age of 18 years, Joy and Arthur were married in the Kent Terrace Presbyterian Church in Wellington. This week they are celebrating their 70th anniversary with family and friends at Summerset by the Park, Manukau. Parents of Ian, Sandy, Pauline, Sally, Janine and Jo who, with their partners, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are very proud, and wish Joy and Art lots of love on this special day.




70th Wedding Anniversary 12 July 1947 – 12 July 2017

★★ ★★


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ALCOHOLICS Anonymous East Ph Rob 021 772 030

Local residents Local news & events Local community All adds up to The Times Phone 271 8055 or email: classifiedstimes.co.nz


PAKURANGA 75 Ennis Ave, Sat 7am-2pm, ladies shoes, S81/2-9, most items $5-10, Art $5+


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Tamil service

Encouraging messages, inspiring worship, exciting children’s & youth programmes

159 Botany Road 09 538 0360 east@elim.org.nz



Sat July 15, 10am - 3pm Pakuranga Community Hall 346 Pakuranga Rd (by KFC). Readers, Healers, Crystals, Jewellery and lots more www.crystalvisions.nz

Rock ‘n Roll Lessons




HALF Moon Bay, 1/11 Regia Cl, Sat 1 July, 8am start. All must go! Furn, w/ware, tools,clothing, h/hold items, bric n brac, more




Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, July 13, 2017 — 23



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Air conditioners



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Certified Drainlayers  Drain unblocking  Cesspit Clearance  CCTV Camera  Excavation & reinstatement  Vacuum Loader Truck  Grease Trap Servicing  Pump Station Servicing  Professional advice  Free no obligation quotes Phone Blair 027 2333 048



PC Laptop LCD Printer Virus Network Email Data Recovery Onsite Job NO Fix NO Fee

Microsoft Certified Professional

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Great rates, Gold Card discount. Local family business. Reliable, friendly, no job too small. EFTPOS avail. Call Anthony 534 0275

021 022 46711


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New Zealand Registered


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LAWNMOWING  Small and large lawns  Residential / Commercial  Rubbish removal  Trees, hedges, trimming  Garden clean-ups  Locally owned / operated  Free quotes Ph Bruce 537 3470 or 021 0262 1890

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Interior and Exterior Painting, Wallpapering New and Existing Registered Master Painter Ph Andy 027 495 8661



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PROCON for all your concrete requirements, drives, patios, small/lge slabs, plain, coloured, imprinted. Ph Vince for a free quote 021 415 436

021 43 43 23 537 1904 all hrs

Also garden maintenance rubbish removal, waterblasting. Free quotes. 15 Yrs exp. Residential/commercial Ph: Peter 021 39 33 84 QUALITY GARDEN SERVICES


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Floors, drives, paths Small job enquiries welcome Castle Concrete Ph 534-5177 0274-768-924


Alternator Charge Rate, Starter Condition and Check Plus Battery Test - FREE OF CHARGE



24B Polaris Pl, East Tamaki - OPEN SAT 8.30-1pm Ph/Fax 274 0495 Auto Electrical & Mechanical Repairs


Ph: 533 0486 or 021 078 7336

Power you need KOBA BATTERIES

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All fencing, decks, retaining walls, landscaping & more Competitive pricing Free Quotes


Your local caterer for over 15 years

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(SuperGold Card Discount)



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0800 277 2529 www.bsrconcrete.co.nz




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CARPET Cleaning starting from $80 Ph Grant 533 0522, 0211 576 963

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Ph: 533 0136 or 021 370 307

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Ph Alan 0274-516-454 a/h 576-6756






138J Harris Road East Tamaki 271 6262


CD253271 CD253271

Servicing all major brands of Whiteware appliances

I Fix 4U


101A Aviemore Dr, Highland Park

NZ Reg Electrician

Specialising in stove repairs


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Phone Brent 0274 902 053 awonhousecheck@xtra.co.nz

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CARPET LAYING AA CARPET Laying & repairs, no job too small Ph Brian 0274-966094/5341302

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New build slot available




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24 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ph Ross 521 2777 or 021-944899 PROCON Residential Ltd Int/Ext painting. For free quote Ph Vince 021 415 436






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Ph Wayne 273 5052 mobile 021 305 127

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Ph Josh 536 4603 or 021-074-8027 All about


Handy Andy


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 Prompt Reliable Service  Bathrooms  Kitchens  General Maintenance  Hot Water Cylinders  Spouting & Roofing

Ph Murray


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Friendly prompt service, all areas of plumbing and gas undertaken. “i won’t sting you”

PLUMBER All maint wrk, no job too small. Prompt service. Ph 535 9567

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Rental & Property Management Specialist Professionalism Dedication Excellent Communication Proactive Approach Being an energetic and dedicated professional, Kyla ensures a reliable tenant is placed into your property. Whether you require complete Property Management whereby eliminating any stress such as rent collection, monthly inspections etc giving you peace of mind, or simply our casual letting service, Kyla will deliver a professional standard of service. Kyla Houltham, Pakuranga Office, 102 Pakuranga Rd DDI: 09 212 5729 Mobile 021 409 293 kyla.houltham@raywhite.com Mountfort Estate Agents Ltd Licensed (REAA2008)



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Gas & Plumbing Services

call Ian on 0800-000-116


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Ph: 0800 789 248


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BRUCE (021) 653-425

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Bizzy Bee Plumbing Ltd


Remove stumps the easy way. KB2051

535 1111 027 235 2517


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ROOFING REPAIR SERVICE 26Yrs Exper. All work Guar. Ph 536-7173 or 0210-798-166

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$105 FITTED Ph 265 2941

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Duties include invoicing and processing all payments received by the College and general administration duties. Hours: 8.00 – 4.00pm daily, school terms only. Some school holiday hours may be required at times. Cash handling experience is desirable. Application form and full Job Description are available on website: www.sanctamaria.school.nz

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“I’m too busy selling houses to know the real estate market might be flat” Real Estate Support Specialist Needed! Demand for leading Real Estate Salesperson, Marie Raos from Ray White Howick, just continues to increase. Her highly successful marketing strategies get the best “SOLD”result for her vendors, with a significant proportion of her business referred by existing satisfied clients, it’s no wonder her business is growing far in excess of the market average. As a salesperson that gets results, Marie recognises the need to expand her support team to service the increasing number of buyer enquiries that are fielded every day. Part of Marie’s strategy is to create a unique position in her team for a Real Estate Support Specialist. This person will be loaded with energy, have great communication skills and the desire and attitude required for a very successful career in the Real Estate profession. Seldom does an opportunity like this come along, to work with one of the areas top salespeople, in a supportive and dynamic team with the opportunity to build a high-end income stream. Previous Real Estate experience and license is essential! Apply in the first instance by forwarding a CV to Marie’s Personal Assistant, Rebecca Stanley at rebecca.stanley@raywhite.com


We are a leading Aged Care Facility based in Howick, and have recently acquired Stevenson Village, a Social Housing Village for older people. We require an energetic self-starter to join our Maintenance Team to work across both sites. This is a full time 40 hour position – Monday to Friday with some opportunity for extended hours. We require a versatile and competent handy person, with a wide range of skills to join the maintenance team. The work is varied from plumbing to painting, minor mechanical work, and as a relief driver which requires a ‘P’ endorsed licence. Some lifting is required. The successful applicant will need to be a self-starter, well organised, and work well in both a team, and individual environment and have excellent communication skills. A great team to work for and competitive conditions offered. Written applications by email (enquiries@hbh.org.nz) or post to: Stevenson Village HBH Senior Living PO Box 38 093, HOWICK 2145





Botany Downs Secondary College is currently recruiting for a Science Technician who is required for 17 hours per week, term time only. The days of work are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday however in times of a heavy workload there may be some variation by negotiation. Reporting to the Head of Learning Science, the key responsibilities of the Science Technician are: - to provide preparation support to Science staff for practical lessons; - assist in the management of Science laboratory and resources - provide administrative and technical support to the Head of Learning and Science teaching staff As part of the Science Department, and one of three Science Technicians, we will require the applicant to have initiative, good communication skills – both written and verbal, and a high level of attention to detail. We require the applicant to have an interest in Science and the ability to work in a positive and motivated manner, as part of a busy and dynamic team. Short-listed applicants will be required to undergo a Police Vet, once every three years. Applicants for this position must have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa. A clean driver’s licence is required. For an Application Form please visit our school website www.bdsc.school.nz and or email for a copy of the Job Description. Applications can be emailed to: t.horsford@bdsc.school.nz Applications close at midday on Monday 24 July 2017.


Botany Downs Secondary College is currently recruiting for a Uniform Shop and Copy Centre Operator combined into one bubbly individual. The combined position is 35 hours per week term time only. The Uniform Shop Operator will be required to work additional hours during school holiday period(s). Specific details listed on the Job Description(s). Reporting to the Business Manager, we require a team player with the following attributes: - Good communications – both written and verbal - Good computer skills - Physically able - Positive, motivated communicator - Willing attitude and initiative required - Proactive when possible • Police vet required as part of Vulnerable Children Act; • Applicants must have NZ Residency or a valid NZ Work Visa • A clean driver’s licence is required. For an Application Form please visit our school website www.bdsc.school.nz For a Job Description and submission of Application Forms, please email: t.horsford@bdsc.school.nz Applications close at midday on Monday 24 July 2017.

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Apply in writing enclosing application form and CV to: Business Manager PO Box 64 437, Botany Town Centre, MANUKAU CITY Or email: m.littlejohn@sanctamaria.school.nz Applications close: 21 July 2017

Permanent Position We are a large busy Medical Centre ‘Cornerstone Accredited’ based in central Howick. We have a vacancy available for a bubbly medical receptionist, four days per week 8:00am to 5:00pm. Key Tasks: •Ensure quality levels of patient service are maintained at excellent level •Front desk and telephonist duties Essential skills: •Courteous professional manner •Someone who is friendly with a ready smile •Strong patient and service focus Preferred skills: •Experience in large general practice environment •Skilled Medtech 32 user or other PMS system •Competent in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, Word If you wish to apply for this role please send your CV to: anthea.turner@crawfordmedical.co.nz


Close your Windows Open a Few Doors Are you Creative? If you are looking for an exciting opportunity in Sales, developing New Business or are looking for a change. This could be just the job for you. Job Entails: • Selling Displays Exhibitions • Cold Calling for New Business You need to be enthusiastic, willing to learn, reliable and have initiative. If this sounds like you, a package will be discussed at your interview. Please send your CV and Covering letter to: janicec@degroup.co.nz

Brayco Stainless is a leading supplier of stainless benches, sinks, shelving and cabinets throughout New Zealand. We are a warehouse direct business based in the East Tamaki area and as such place a strong emphasis on customer service and sales support. We are now looking for a keen, motivated person to join our friendly team to help this rapidly expanding business grow to another level. Your duties will include:  Direct sales  Some deliveries of product to valued customers  Compiling orders for delivery - involving heavy lifting  Co-ordination of deliveries with couriers Some benefits for the successful applicant:  Salary to suit your experience  Working for a family company  No cold calling Position requirements include:  Natural selling skills  Excellent personal presentation  Intermediate computer skill level (MYOB preferred)  Understanding stock control and reporting  Outstanding communication skills We will be offering a starting salary package to suit experience in the range of $30,000 - $48,000. To apply for this position please email chrissy@braycostainless.co.nz with your resume and a short letter telling us about yourself.


Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to join the country's largest NZ owned and operated aged care provider. The talented team of individuals at Radius Care all contribute to our success. Together we strive to provide first-class services to our residents and to make our facilities warm, supportive and superior.


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We are a busy large practice in central Howick. Due to our growth, we have a new position for an experienced Accounts/Receivable/Payroll Manager. Essentially you will need to have experience in Debt Collection, Accounts Payable and Payroll. This role will encompass invoicing for the four major Rest Homes, debt collection and queries for government agencies, daily direct credit postings and bank reconciliation, plus administrative projects and various administration duties. Key transferrable skills required:  Previous experience in accounts payable, payroll, debt collection  Good excel and word skills  Smart Payroll and Medtech 32 software knowledge would be an added advantage Attributes:  Empathetic, flexible and a pleasant outgoing nature  Great communicator  Fast and accurate data entry skills Please send your CV to: anthea.turner@crawfordmedical.co.nz

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If you have a knowledge of Music, a pleasant personality and would like to work from home or school, please contact us now for further information. Phone 0800-696-874 www.modernmusic.co.nz NZ Modern School of Music

We have a fixed term vacancy for a Learning Assistant, 14 hours per week, 9.00am – 12.30pm, Monday to Thursday. The successful applicant will preferably have experience working with students in the junior area of the school. Please email your CV with a cover letter and names of two referees to: judyc@mellonsbay.school.nz Applications by Wednesday 19 July 2017. • Applicants should have a NZ Residency or a New Zealand work visa.

To apply for this job go to: www.talentpropellerjobs.co.nz & enter ref code: 3624965. Applications close 25 July 2017

Seeking energetic,caring person to work with 5 to 14 year old’s before and after school. Enjoy interacting with children doing arts and crafts, homework, playing games and sports activities. Hours are before and after school Monday to Friday and be available for full time work in the school holidays. Must have full drivers licence to drive the vans. If you are only looking for a few hours a day and this sounds like you send your CV to kidscraftyclubs.manager@gmail.com



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nlike droll All Blacks coach Steve Hansen I can think of far worse fates than kissing my sister, which was his reaction to the drawn rugby series result against the British and Irish Lions at Eden Park on Saturday night. However her response to kissing an ageing, wrinkly brother might be different. The 15-all draw was a thriller, even if French referee Romain Poite did a Rainbow Warrior sabotage on a likely victory by reneging on his original decision to award a penalty against Lions hooker Ken Owens’ offside. In fact it was a double whammy; for had Poite not blown his whistle, Anton Lienert-Brown would have scored the winning try. It was to Hansen’s credit he didn’t whinge. And why would he want to rob joyous Lions fans celebrating their team’s shared success in completing a tour Graham Henry predicted would be suicidal? In truth, the Lions and harassed coach Warren Gatland were far better than their crit-

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ics predicted. And if part of their plan was to slow the game down and stretch the offside law, their rushed defence stymied many an attack from the men in black. They also produced some exciting players, none better than 22-year-old athletic Maro Itoje who challenged Brodie Retallick’s right to be called the world’s best lock. He is but Itoje

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tors Hansen, Ian Foster and Grant Fox have been handsomely repaid for giving talented youth its head. Meanwhile they face a headache in deciding their best midfield combination after making Sonny Bill Williams and Ryan Crotty their first choice for the first Auckland test. However with Crotty injuring his hamstring and Williams copping a suspension after his ordering off in the second, Laumape earned his chance to partner Lienert-Brown and prove he’s a cannonball juggernaut in the tradition of Ma’a Nonu. With so much talent coming through, Malakai Fekitoa was left in limbo. However he belatedly made the All Blacks squad upon playing a blinder with his strong running and fierce tackling in the Highlanders’ Dunedin triumph against the tourists. Ivan Agnew is an awardwinning sports writer and author




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Laumape’s magical offload to Lienert-Brown in a double tackle that sparked another to Jordie. Brave under the high ball in defusing bombs, Jordie was a determined attacker who posed the biggest threat to the Lions in those dying minutes. It was a performance worthy of Ben Smith, the man he replaced and replicated as the world’s best fullback. It’s been a remarkable season for the youngest Barrett who had hoped to play second-five outside his supremely gifted brother upon moving from Canterbury to the Hurricanes. But with Laumape and Vince Aso combining with such devastating effect in scoring 28 Super Rugby tries between them, Jordie slotted into fullback in the manner born. So much so that when the admirable Smith eventually returns from an inner ear problem, it could be in his former berth as wing. However given Jordie’s youth, he also needs to be carefully managed. With two-try first test hero Rieko Ioane also just 20, selec-

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We are looking for a full-time, passionate, provisionally, or fully registered teacher. We are a small family based centre located in Highland Park. Our centre has large, modern outdoor areas and we strongly value our philosophy of a home away from home. You will have the following attributes: • A fun and caring nature with strong communication skills • Committed teacher with the ability to go the extra mile • A dedicated team player supporting both your colleagues, children and families • Sound command of the English language and competent in planning, self review and ICT. If this sounds like the opportunity you have been seeking, Please contact Caryn on ph 533 0218 or send your CV to caryn@rockabye.school.nz


is a worthy contender who will only get better. So too will Ngani Laumape, 24, and Jordie Barrett, 20, who celebrated their first starts as All Blacks with stunning performances. It was 6ft 5in Jordie’s high sideline leap and tap down of brother Beauden’s crosskick that set up Laumape’s try. And it was

Agnew’s Angle


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Fox qualifies for British Open R

yan Fox has finished tied fourth at the Irish Open overnight to qualify for The Open Championship in two weeks time. The Beachlands local joins Michael Hendry in qualifying for the year’s third major championship to make it two Kiwis in the field at Royal Birkdale. The third ranked Kiwi carded a final round four-under 68 to finish on 17-under for the tournament, seven shots behind dominant winner, Jon Rahm of Spain who recorded an impressive four eagles throughout the week. There were three qualifying spots available and with Rahm already locked in for the 146thOpen Championship, Fox secured one of the three places after missing out by one shot on two different occasions. Fox, the son of All Blacks great and current All Blacks selector Grant Fox, told the Times  of his elation finally nailing his Open Championship spot. “Obviously it’s been a great two weeks…secured a tour card for next year and having just missed out on an Open spot last week it was nice to get some redemption this week,” he said. “Can’t wait to get to Royal Birkdale in a week or so.” In a press release, Fox said he

good form: Ryan Fox has just qualified to play in the British Open this month after a great effort in the Irish Open. 

was ecstatic. “Third time lucky, I just missed out last week in France, and I missed out on world rankings at the Australian Open at the start of The Open Qualifying Series so I’m very, very happy to get the job done this week,” said Fox. “It was a great golf course this

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week and a lot of fun to play. I’m sure Birkdale might play a bit tougher than what we’ve got this week. I haven’t played a lot of links golf in my career, I managed to play an Open at St Andrews a couple of years ago and I loved the experience of playing links golf. I’m looking forward to the

opportunity again.” With rounds of 67, 66,70 and 68, Fox earnt NZ$425,774 this weekend to make for an exceptional two weeks on tour after his top five finish last week to pocket NZ$812,454 in just two weeks. Not only does the last two events significantly help Fox’s

bank balance, the 30-year-old more importantly continues to climb up the Race to Dubai standings to now sit comfortably inside the top 100 to be in 28th place and ever closer to securing his European Tour card for another season. The exciting Rolex Series continues for Fox with the Scottish Open proving to be the perfect warm up event for the Claret Jug next week. However, players won’t be treating it as a warm up with there once again being a mammoth $7,000,000 USD on the line. Danny Lee has finished in a tie for ninth at the Greenbrier Classic on the PGA Tour but sadly couldn’t join Fox to claim one of four qualifying spots for The Open. Lee, who was the defending champion at the Greenbrier Classic recorded rounds of 64, 68, 70 and 69 to finish six shots behind leader Sebastian Munoz. Lee has returned to similar form which saw him inside top 50 in the world rankings last year with his recent nine finishes reading T14, cut, T5, 6, T49, T47, T3, T22 and T9. The Rotorua professional has one final chance to qualify for The Open at next week’s John Deere Classic.


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