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boy’s mother has made a formal complaint to the Independent Police Complaints Authority (IPCA) after an alleged serious assault at Midnight Madness in Howick last Friday. The success of the event this year was tainted by elements exhibiting anti-social behaviour late in the evening. Following the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, the area on and around Stockade Hill was inhabited by a number of intoxicated, unruly youths. Hostilities between rivals overflowed into violence and the Times was provided with a video that showed a sickening, callous, gangattack upon a young man. The video begins with a tense situation between two teenagers as part of a group of 15-16-year-olds inflamed by provocative barbs from an individual. A fight erupted involving students (some of whom are believed to be from local schools Howick College and Pakuranga College) and saw the victim knocked to the ground and set upon by up to 10 youths, the majority of whom connected with kicks to the victim’s head. The melee was broken up by a middle-aged couple, then the crowd dispersed and the video ended. The video was provided to the Times by a parent of another teenager seriously assaulted in a separate incident by a group containing

two of the assailants from the first video. The video was circulated on Instagram in the days following Midnight Madness, and it was forwarded to the boy’s father. He said his son was also knocked to the ground and subjected to a flurry of punches and kicks. The fight was broken up by bystanders. The parent, who did not wish to be named, is a former police officer and said he was informed by his son that he (his son) approached two police officers after the assault and was told he was “silly to come back” and to “sit down”. He alleged that no medical treatment was offered by the constables. The victim made his own way to a local accident and emergency clinic to seek attention for his injuries. The Times understands the boy’s mother has filed a complaint with the Independent Police Complaints Authority. In a statement, Sergeant Brett Meale of Counties Manukau Area Police said, “Police were present at the Midnight Madness event in Howick last Friday night to ensure the safety of the community attending. “Throughout the night there were a handful of reports of breaches of the peace and disorder in the area, which Police attended. “Police made five arrests throughout the night for offences relating to drug offending, theft from motor vehicles, assault and street robbery. These matters will be referred through to the Youth Aid process.”

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fter 47 years as an educator, Brent Jenkin knows when it is time to retire. It is a bitter-sweet decision as December 13 will be Jenkin’s last day at the principal’s office after 22 years of leading Wakaaranga School, the second largest primary school in Howick and Pakuranga. “I was reading my resignation letter the other day and mulled over it for a long time. It was very hard to write it. I’ve spent 34 years as being school principal in five different schools and if there is one thing I’ve counselled other teachers on—it’s about knowing when the time is right to go. And I’m glad I am going at the top of my game,” says the 69-year-old educator who will move to Rotorua “where peak time traffic is 10 minutes”. About the school being at a good place he says, “We’ve worked hard and earned a fantastic reputation for our school. “The roll call was only 320 students when I was appointed principal in 1998. Now we are well over double, almost three times the size with 750-800 students.

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Of course, it is not only about school size that matters but what happens here. We are a very family-oriented school and it’s been a huge privilege to lead this school. “We’ve evolved over the years as we worked with the school community and have become the glue that holds communities together”. It was a heart scare last year that helped Jenkin make up his mind that it may be time to take things a bit more slowly. However he has no plans

of hanging up his well-worn boots. He will be setting up a company called Inspiring Excellence to help grow school leadership skills. “It’s taken me years to accumulate knowledge and leadership skills and I’d like to put them to good use,” he reasons. “I was just thinking about the number of students teachers influence in their lives. In my case it could be over 16,800 students at Wakaaranga and over 22,500 over my teaching career.”

He is of the opinion that good teachers are born rather than bred. “Not everyone has the intuitive sense on their fingertips. “Also as a principal it is important to have a clear view of the school and have the strength of conviction and courage of draw a line if you find that it’s not a good education outcome for students. “You should be able to stand your ground and stand up whether it is to the government, ERO or politicians.

“The education system has been a political football with massive reforms that have turned things upside down. “As educators our job is to prepare children for an unknown future. To be flexible learner and adapt.” He points to the writing on his wall and reads it aloud saying: “Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skilful execution; it also represents the wise choice of many alternatives.”

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v Perry spent most of his 40-year teaching career at Tamaki College. So, it’s no surprise that three different people nominated the school’s former principal to have a new street in Glen Innes named after him. “Ev would be so proud and also feel he’s not worthy of it but thrilled to know that people thought so highly of him,” his widow Brenda Perry says. “He wouldn’t have expected anything like having a street named after him for just doing his job, which was helping the kids.” Ev, who died in 2015, taught at the school between 1958-59, then again from 1963-67 and was appointed deputy principal in 1970, before becoming principal in 1971. There was something special about Tamaki that just kept drawing Ev back to the area says Brenda, who also taught at the school near the end of her career. “Out of his 40 years teaching, he did 28 years at Tamaki. “The people kept bringing him back to Tamaki. They welcomed us

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and the family. “There was a warm feeling about the place, and he cultivated it. Everyone worked together and got on with it.” The father-of-four coached the First XV before he became principal and was also very involved in

cultural performances, says Brenda. “He loved helping the children who didn’t have the same advantages that we had. “He could command an audience and was very good with words.” After Ev retired, he stayed involved with school, at one stage

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reconnecting through his granddaughter-in-law Tenille, who started teaching at Tamaki. “Soana Pamaka, the current principal, used to take Ev to rugby games and he’d give pep talks to the First XV. “Even when Ev retired, they

would invite us to senior prizegiving. “He went to prize-givings until he wasn’t well enough to go. When the First XV beat schools like Kings or Auckland Grammar, that was huge for him.” In 2005, the Ev Perry classroom block was unveiled. “He was thrilled about that too,” Brenda says. “He was really proud of the students and their successes.” Living in Pakuranga, Ev was very much connected to the Tamaki community, often going shopping with Brenda in Panmure town centre. “People were quite happy if we were in the street to come up and talk to us. Even after Ev died, one boy in particular from school would come up to me and tell me about his family.” As for what to do with the Ev Perry Way sign, Brenda says it will sit proudly on her apartment windowsill, which overlooks a bowling green. “All the players will be able to read it. I don’t know anyone else who has one.”

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Alley’s work to show in US Year 9 student Mackenzie Alley from Whitford has had her artwork selected for inclusion in an international exhibition in Florida next year. More than 16,000 entries from people from all age groups were received from 127 countries and only 50 were selected for inclusion in the exhibition entitled Embracing our Differences. Mackenzie, 13, called her artwork “Be a Voice, Not an Echo” and says,

“With my work, I wanted to represent how we sometimes feel forced to suppress our true identities as we fear society’s judgment, but all that it takes for us to unlock who we are are the words of one person who is not afraid to speak up.” The successful entries will be blown up onto full-sized billboards and exhibited in Sarasota’s Bayfront Park, Florida from January to April 2020.

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AT grilled by Greypower members By JIM BIRCHALL

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ast Aucklanders rely too much on the car and the new AMETI Eastern Busway would go a long way in addressing the issue of congestion, a recent Greypower meeting heard. Representatives from Auckland Transport (AT) were at the November 22 meeting. Duncan Humphrey, director of the AMETI (Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative) project conceded east Auckland had become “car dependent” and that “the infrastructure is not there”. He said the new busway needed to be “special, attractive, different, akin to a rail system” in order to serve the community more efficiently. Humphrey also promised expediency with the project and stated a relationship that works with suppliers is the preferable model and the project would be sped up by going to market, alleviating the use of contractors. Renata Smit, manager AT airport access programme, addressed the issues surrounding transport to the “big employment hub” at Auckland Airport. One major issue was businesses which “can’t fill jobs due to (the airport) being too difficult to get to” prompting Smit to lay out plans for rapid transport from the airport to Botany. The solution, according to Smit, is the 18km long new transport link, which hopes to provide a 30-40 minute travel time

between Botany and the Airport. A voice from the floor asked “why is the train line not extended to the airport?” Smit said the cost was “significantly more” (in real dollars extrapolating the projected $1.6 billion cost by 2.5 times) to alter the existing spur line and so was not feasible. AT development manager Ben Ross produced AT-generated figures that showed an increase of 16 per cent on bus journeys taken to termination at Panmure station. The contentious issue of the T2 lane on Pakuranga Road was raised, with AT appearing comfortable

with the innovation. Another speaker expressed concern that bus stops would be in the middle of the road as part of the project on Ti Rakau Drive and asked whether there would be a pedestrian crossing built to accommodate those with limited physical capabilities to reach the stop safely. This was confirmed by AT. Following this was a comment from the floor that the crossing would impact turning traffic and create bottle-neck situations. The idea of an underpass was mooted as a solution by a Greypower member but was shut down as a concept due to cost.

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The Airport to Botany Rapid Transit project will deliver a new rapid public transport link between the airport, Manukau and Botany, which will improve accessibility in the southern and eastern areas of Auckland and provide an important link in the rapid transit network with connections to the rail network at Puhinui and Manukau stations, the Eastern Busway at Botany Interchange and light rail at the Airport. Airport to Botany will significantly improve transport choice,

reliability, and journey times in the south and east of Auckland. A good public transport network helps cities evolve by providing better connections and improved accessibility. Reliable, affordable and efficient public transport has major economic, social and environmental benefits. Airport to Botany Rapid Transit is one of three projects in the Southwest Gateway programme. Auckland Transport, the NZ Transport Agency, and Auckland Airport are working together on the Southwest Gateway programme to improve access and allow for future growth in south and east Auckland.

Kwong the 2 million-parcel man Auckland courier driver and business owner Kwong Lui has reached a major milestone. The 61-year-old moved his 2 millionth parcel, 20 years after moving from Hong Kong to New Zealand. Kwong has kept a spread sheet with his annual parcel movements since September 1999 and last Thursday he picked up his 2 millionth parcel from hospitality and cleaning suppliers Safco in Greenmount Rise. Kwong bought his Fastway Courier business (now Aramex Couriers) following a chat with a neighbour about potential job prospects in difficult economic times. “The economy was in a bit of

a down turn and I’d only been in New Zealand for six months and was struggling to find work. My neighbour told me about a courier franchise that was for sale, so I took a look at it and the rest they say is history. In the early years Kwong was busy moving parcels mostly from businesses but the rise of online retail over the last few years has seen him rapidly move to 2 million parcel movements. Kwong says he’s driven over 600,000 kilometres, averaging 110 km a day around East Tamaki, Botany Town Centre and surrounding residential addresses. “I drive the length of New Zealand every 16 days and have

driven around the equator 13 times.” Kwong estimates that he will move another 500,000 parcels before he’s ready to retire at 65 years. “It’s definitely got busier and busier in recent years due to the huge increase in e-commerce and online shopping - I’m certainly moving more parcels that have originated from overseas and online shoppping sites. Kwong, a former football player, enjoys the life of a courier business owner, as it keeps him very fit and outdoors. “I love working outside and I really enjoy the people I get to meet and building relationships with them. I’ve seen many

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businesses in my area grow and that’s been really exciting. Although Kwong has achieved a major milestone, when he told his Safco customer, they joked they should be getting a present!

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Catherine Cooney Memorial Scholarship Academic Excellence in Business Studies Year 13

Sportsperson of The Year Year 11

VICTORIA HEALD

CHARLOTTE LITTLE

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Cultural Trophy for Boys - Senior School

ANNA NGUYEN

PETER BRZOZOWSKI

University Academic Scholarship Award Winners University of Auckland Top Achiever Scholarship

University of Auckland - Top Achievers Scholarship

University of Auckland - Top Achievers Scholarship

SOPHIA BEBELMAN JOSHUA MCCARTHY EMMA SIM-SMITH Auckland University of Technology - Academic Excellence and Significant Student Scholarship

MEGGY LAGUDA

Auckland University of Technology School Leaver Scholarship Communication Studies

Catholic Diocese of Auckland - Robert Ned Covich Scholarship

University of Auckland - Top Achievers Award

ZOE CHOU University of Victoria - Totoweka Scholarship

University of Auckland - Edward Connolly Faculty of Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship

BREANNA JURY The Prime Ministers Vocational Excellence Award

Auckland University of Technology - Significant Student Scholarship

TANYA MURRAY Massey University - Massey Accommodation Scholarship

Auckland University of Technology - Academic Excellence Scholarship

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Auckland University of Technology AUT School Leaver Scholarship, Bachelor of Science

Manukau Institute of Technology - Partnership Scholarship

SHONTELLE MATANO DAVID PATLONG TAHLISA STEVENS HUNTER WILLCOCKS STACEY ST GEORGE BRAYDON BURTON BRIANA KELLY Interhouse Trophy

Winner HOKIANGA House Prefects: Gail Calicdan Braydon Burton

Friends of the College Award for Dedication and Service to Sancta Maria College Sue Kubala

Top Scholars and Special Character Award winners (Year 12 & 13) YEAR 11 SPECIAL CHARACTER Alex McGivern, Sydney Causer, Christian Stolten, Mikayla Killip, Minju Kim, Michiko Pritchard, Felix Cheng, Nathan Pereira YEAR 12 SPECIAL CHARACTER AWARDS Adam Martis, Jack Farrell, Miyuki Muraki, Oliver Tamayo, Francesca Abesamis, Lorenzo Cruz, Owen Tamayo, Ofelia Taulisi, Isiposeti Fonohema, Erica Lim, Catherine Chan, Francesca Adams, Allyson Ropati, Tristan Tualagi

YEAR 13 SPECIAL CHARACTER AWARDS Ella Flores, Meggy Laguda, Patricia Dela Cruz, Jason Wang, Maurice de Jesus, Daniella Joven, Camilla Lagaaia, Anna Nguyen, Tahlisa Stevens, Bo Min Cho, Zoe Chou, Faith Cruz, David Patlong, Patrick De Vera, Johnny El-Boutty, Mia Gilchrist, Aislinn Manuyag, Kelly Mascarenhas OVERALL TOP SCHOLAR YEAR 11 Michiko Pritchard, Jenna Aspeling, Felix Cheng, Nasya Chin, Cassandra Dela Cruz, Jana Lopez, Theodore Lopez, Millie Gilchrist,

Joyce Ecclestone, Mikayla Killip, Yza Bella Pernia OVERALL TOP SCHOLAR YEAR 12 Jolin Chen, Luca Edwards, Jade Faulkner, Justin Ang, J L Lopez, Erica Lim, Francesca Adams, Samantha Bottom

Sports team of the Year SPARTANS INTERMEDIATE BOYS BASKETBALL

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he 1 News Colmar Brunton political poll on Monday night shows just how much of a difference a single seat in the Parliament can make. It also demonstrates how Botany voters can use their influence to achieve local projects, like two new busways, a Park-and Ride facility, a rebuilt Chapel Road Bridge and more support for local beach protection. This latest political poll suggests a government with a one-seat majority. The same poll in October showed the same result. People often ask how much impact one seat in the Parliament can make and whether a single MP can achieve that much. The answer is that a single MP can make a significant difference for their electorate and their community, if that MP is free from having to always put their political party first. However, if Botany voters decide to re-elect someone who is a local person who will continue to genuinely stand up for them, who lives in the community and knows local issues well, then our electorate would deliver a very different outcome to the Parliament. Unlike electorate MPs from the two major parties, an individual MP

Manukau Concert Band, Saturday December 7, 7pm, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 11 Vincent St, Howick, $10 general admission. Tickets available through Eventfinda or at the door on the night (if not sold out prior).

Community Networking

The last Pakuranga and Howick Community Networking Meeting for 2019 is on Friday, December 6. This meeting is an opportunity for local organisations and community groups to make solid connections, interact and learn from each other and to share and discuss ideas. Guest speaker is Elliot Ikilei, who has been active in the Botany area, working

Downsizing pays off for many seniors. While many retirees opt to remain in their own home as they age, others choose to downsize to an independent apartment, not only for the modern facilities and companionship on offer, but also because it broadens their financial options.

MP for Botany

Jami-Lee Ross doesn’t have to put the wishes of a party leader first. An individual MP can stand up for local people and achieve genuine wins on local infrastructure and community issues. A new National or Labour MP would always put their political party before their electorate. I know this first-hand because when I represented one of those parties, I always had to toe the party line. The unfortunate reality is that most MPs frequently have to put the wishes and interests of their own community second. That is not in the best interest of our democracy. I can use my vote in the Parliament to negotiate local wins on behalf of local people. We know next year’s General Election is going to be close and that one seat in the Parliament makes a difference. Voters next year have the power to make sure the Botany seat continues to be filled by someone who puts Botany first.

What’s On A Christmas Festival

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with youth and community groups. 2pm-3:30pm, Te Tuhi, 30 Reeves Road, Pakuranga. No charge, tea and coffee.

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Our Christmas meeting will be in St. Andrew’s Church (cnr of Ridge Road & Vincent St Howick) at 1:45. Mark Stolen will talk on “Flexi Bricks” and how this can be incorporated with Lego to make it more flexible.

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Christmas event at Howick Library on December 14. Come along to hear and enjoy the Howick Ukulele Group performing at 11am at Howick Library, 25 Uxbridge Road. This is a free event.

By the time they retire, many people have the bulk of their life savings tied up in their family home. By downsizing to a smaller (and less expensive) apartment, seniors have the opportunity to consider other investments to help fund their dayto-day living, or to add a decent chunk of money to their KiwiSaver fund. What’s more, larger, older homes often mean bigger bills for maintenance and repairs, whereas living in an independent apartment within a retirement village is maintenance free. Which means fewer unexpected bills – and no more problems finding and booking reputable tradespeople to fix a problem. Downsizing can also free up some cash to enjoy those ‘golden years’ – to travel, visit family, buy a new car, or enjoy outings And of course, a modern, low-maintenance

apartment frees up more time to ‘lock up and leave’ and enjoy life, instead of doing gardening and chores. “Freeing up finances is certainly one of the reasons seniors choose to move into our independent apartments,” says Bonnie Robinson, CEO of HBH Senior Living in Howick. “With no unexpected maintenance bills and modern, well insulated apartments, residents find it easier to budget.” “Some older people have lost a partner, or struggle with the costs and maintenance of a large family house – with no money left over to do anything else but sit at home,” she continues. “They move in to an apartment and suddenly, they’ve freed up their finances to enjoy life. In fact, 95% of our apartment residents wish they’d made the move earlier!”

Downsize your home. Upsize your lifestyle. HBH’s apartments offer the freedom of independent living, with help on hand if you need it. So why not make the move? Like our other residents, you may just love it.

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bit of Zumba and Bo Burns helped with serving barbecued sausages on bread. All in all, a fun community event to bring in some summer loving.

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bank accounts. Governments needed to be popular so Old Age Pensions were a carrot to catch extra votes without reducing the wages of public servants or stopping public works such as new roads. When the new Howick Post Services Office opened in 1908, the Postmistress was proud of her varServices nished walls, desks and the highly polished linoleum floor in the public area. She did not like scruffy Old Age Pensioners coming into her clean Post Office. Her neighbour Frank Rishworth was a good friend of William Massey, our Prime Minister. When he heard that Pensioners could not get the Pension from the Post Office, he was happy to allow Rishworth to pay out the pensions and to sell them items from his shop for their homes. This arrangement lasted for many years. All shop owners were pleased to have extra business thanks to the Pensions being paid out to the deserving poor. New Zealand was the first British country to reduce poverty in old age and provide a pension for the aged. Later miners, the blind, widows and family allowances were paid out. Alan La Roche Howick Historian

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Excitement mounts as Howick Santa Parade only days away

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Parade. Principal, Matthew Wales is a passionate local, who lives and grew up in the Howick area, attending local Pakuranga College. “Without the commitment of Andrew Simms, and our other leading sponsor Barfoot and Thompson, it would not be possible to deliver such a fun and exciting parade event. We are very appreciative of all the dedicated,

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will be a cast of literally thousands of our people, especially the young ones. “And that’s appropriate, because, of course Christmas is for everyone, but it’s really all about the kids,” Burns says. Before marching onto the Howick Santa Parade route of Wellington Street, Picton Street and Cook Street from 2.30pm, the parading groups will start assembling in Fencible Drive and adjacent car parks from 12.15pm. ✦ For those people who cannot watch the colourful spectacle live, they can tune into a live online stream at http://www.youtube. com/c/HowickSantaParade. ✦ Sponsors and facilitators of the Howick Santa Parade include the Howick Children’s Charitable Trust, Barfoot and Thompson, Andrew Simms Botany and Newmarket, the Howick Local Board, Lion Foundation, the Howick Club, New World, Galbraiths Law, Howick & Pakuranga Times with many smaller donations and help from supportive local businesses.


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Simon Gault, one of New Zealand’s favourite chefs, has released his latest cookbook just in time for Christmas. We’ll feature a couple of his recipes each week right up until Christmas.

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Preheat oven to 160°C. To roast the capsicums, grease a baking tray with olive oil. Cut the capsicums in half and remove the seeds and core. Lay the halves on the tray and cook for 10–15 minutes, or until soft and

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Simon Gault, one of New Zealand’s favourite chefs, has released his latest cookbook just in time for Christmas. We’ll feature a couple of his recipes each week right up until Christmas.

Coconut pavlova ►2  75g egg whites (about 9) ►4  00g caster sugar, divided into thirds ►3  tsp cornflour ►3  tsp red wine vinegar ►2  cups Kara UHT coconut cream (refrigerated for at least 2 hours) ►K  iwifruit and Passionfruit Compote (recipe below) ►S  ummer Berry Compote (recipe below) Serves: 6 (at least)

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o ensure the cream whips, you need to use the coconut cream that comes in UHT packets. Put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours before using; this separates the solids (which go to the top) and the water (which remains on the bottom). Scoop off the solids and this is what you whip. Preheat oven to 120°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Beat the egg whites and the first third of the caster sugar in a mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the second third of sugar and mix for 5 minutes, then turn the mixer down to slow. Combine the remaining sugar with the cornflour and add to the mixer with the red

wine vinegar, beating until just combined. Spoon the mixture onto the prepared tray and spread out to about 23cm diameter. Cook in the oven for 55 minutes. Set the pavlova aside to cool, then remove from the baking paper to a serving dish (or store until needed). Scoop all the solid coconut cream into a bowl and discard the coconut water. Whip the solids for approximately 12 minutes, until soft peaks form and it resembles whipped cream. Top the pavlova with whipped coconut cream and the two compotes to serve.

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Here’s some exciting news about an initiative started by a parishioner and endorsed by the Clergy and Parish council of All Saints Howick. Our aim is to provide Christmas lunch boxes for 125 needy families on low incomes whose names have been supplied to us by various agencies and charitable organisations. We will pack and deliver these on 22 December. The parishioner learnt of this initiative from her friends at

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her old church in the UK where 500 lunch boxes are distributed annually. Christmas lunch on Jesus will provide Christmas boxes containing meat, vegetables, drinks and other goodieseverything needed for a really enjoyable Christmas. This initiative started in 2015 when 50 grateful families received boxes, it has rapidly grown and last year we delivered to 130 families. This year we are hoping to deliver to 125 families - 800 people! As one family said: “I would like to express my gratitude and

appreciation for blessing my family with some food, may God bless you for blessing others.” We need your help! Over the coming weeks you can help in several ways. You can buy a box outright for $70 or you can donate any amount towards the cost of a box, no amount is too big or too small! Donations can be delivered directly to All Saints Church, Howick office or to the Howick parish bank account 02 0168 0016479 00 - ref: Xmas lunches. Buy boxes of chocolate to put in the boxes

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Christmas is traditionally a time that we share with our family and friends. It is at times such as these that we truly miss loved ones who are no longer with us. Resthaven would like to invite the Community to a Remembrance Service held in The Chapel of Resthaven, Cnr Picton and Walter MacDonald Streets, Howick. On Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 at 7pm Phone 533 7493

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Ormiston Junior College learner on a journey of conservation Rats were first introduced to New Zealand by Maori settlers over 700 years ago and further rat species were brought in by whaling ships from European settlers. Before rats existed here, it was peace for our native animals because they did not have any predators to hunt them. The arrival of rats has caused the numbers of native animals to go down extremely fast. For example the kokako was down to one breeding pair in 1994 because of these rats which hunted down their babies. Part of my reason for looking into this issue is because I have been involved in some projects at school, highlighting our native species in our ‘Unique New Zealand’. One of the first outcomes of our project was that we held a Pestival in conjunction with Lorelle Stranaghan (co-ordinator) Pest Free Howick Ward – a Howick Local Board funded project, Cate Jessep from Sustainable Schools, and Niklas Erikson from Auckland Council Biosecurity. We held the Pestival here at our Ormiston Junior College. People from our community and beyond came and talked to us about how pests are harming our native wildlife, and offered suggestions to how we as the public can help.

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We were shown how to unset and set a Rat trap and each person who came along was given a free rat trap to take home and set at their own house. People from different Rotary Clubs were also there lending out traps. If we catch a rat we enter the information into an online data collection site, CatchIT, who register and track what we catch. This is a real citizen-science project which has been fun to be a part of. This led me to see how I might influence others in my neighbourhood, making them aware of the issues we face with pests in our area. Tim Lovegrove, a Senior Advisor Fauna who works as a scientist with the Biodiversity Group in the

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“The tech industry depends on diversity and inclusivity. I’m proud to say that we can have an event which connects promising young minds with industry experts, regardless of their background,” she says. “Microsoft, Datacom, Xero and Tomahawk are primary sponsors of the event, promoting inclusivity and accessibility. Bringing in students from over 10 schools around Auckland, participants came from all walks of life. Free of charge for students and teachers, attendees went through intensive courses that taught skills such as business viability, design and tech/prototyping by industry experts. The skills were then put to the test in a friendly competition, judged by industry leaders. Students received $500+ cash prizes and limited edition goodies.

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East Auckland youth awards Distinction and achievement in the youth of East Auckland will be recognised this Saturday at the inaugural East Auckland Youth Awards. Organised by the Howick Youth Council, the first-ofits-kind awards event for our community’s youth will see the celebration of achievements in the categories of sporting, arts, the environment, leadership, service and community. A nominee will also be awarded

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State of Grace East has changed its name and is now called Aroha Funerals It is still being run from the same lovely cottage on the Ellerslie-Panmure Highway with the same group of warm, compassionate women that are committed to ensuring families are supported and listened to during this time. The name Aroha came from owner Janet Mikkelsen who used to work on the palliative care team at Starship Hospital. The team there had an end of life document that they would work through with families to help with decision making for their child. It is called Te Wa Aroha which translates to ‘A time of love’. Janet felt that phrase also embodies the work she and her team do as funeral directors. They support people to make decisions and care for their family member in a way that acknowledges the love that has been shared through their lives. One of the new funeral directors – Morgan – lost her mother to breast cancer 2 years ago. The mosaic heart which is part of the logo was from the memorial candle they had made for her mother, and represents many things – a life of many parts, the myriad of relationships people have over a lifetime, a heart that is shattered by a loss of someone, a piece of your heart always remaining true to someone – people

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every family. A funeral is unlike any other event; it must encapsulate so much, in such a short period of time and still reflect who the person was in life. An important aspect of this work for the staff at Aroha Funerals is their commitment to eco-friendly practices. Like many of us, they are part of the movement to be more aware of our finite resources and to find ways to minimise our negative impact on the environment. They have many caskets that are made of NZ sustainable produced pine, they drive an electric care, use local florists, caterers and crematoriums and generally do not embalm people – using cooling methods instead. They welcome visits and phone calls from people wishing to know more about funerals or to make plans. Knowing about the options available, writing down some ideas, and meeting the staff can all help put minds at rest. Reducing stress at a difficult time is what the staff aim to do. Aroha Funerals 437 Ellerslie-Panmure Highway, Mt Wellington, Auckland Phone 0800 276 420 or 09 527 0266 Open 24 hours www.arohafunerals.co.nz


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olunteers are pledging to collect a bag of rubbish in their local community during a “Walk and Collect Weekend”, a Facebook event which is quickly gaining momentum and is expected to attract 1000 participants. The event encourages people to for a walk in their community and collect a bag of litter during the weekend of December 7 and 8. There are spot prizes being offered for participants. The event has been organised by Auckland couple Caroline and Haydn Gray who consider themselves ‘ploggers’. The term ‘plogging’ is used worldwide to refer to the activity of walking or jogging and collecting litter at the same time.

The word itself is a combination of the Swedish word plocka (picking up) and jogging. As well as plogging individually, they have also introduced their children to the concept and go out collecting as a family. “Our two boys seem to have a keen eye for spotting rubbish as well as other treasures. My elder son once found a $20 note which has boosted his enthusiasm for collecting!” Caroline started plogging earlier in the year following a conscious decision to clean up her neighbourhood. “The first time I went plogging I walked six kilometres and collected five bags of rubbish. In some ways it was disheartening discovering so much litter, but on

the other hand I also felt like I’d done something rewarding. When you start actively looking for rubbish, it’s amazing how much you will find in your local streets.” As a warm-up to the upcoming weekend, Caroline plogged her way around Mangemangeroa Reserve last weekend aided by her children, an environment Caroline described as “remarkably litter-free.” The event hopes that getting people out plogging will help the idea catch on in New Zealand. “Too often we think that picking up litter is someone else’s job. Collecting rubbish is such a simple way we can help our community, the environment and our own health and wellbeing.”

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local transport works and road safety improvements. “I’m writing to the Board with the results of this survey to inform its members about the views local residents have about speeding vehicles.” Brown says he thinks a speed camera would be an effective solution and he also wants the speed limit lowered from 50km/h to 40km/h. Resident Jocelyn Galloway agrees there’s a problem and says it’s worse first thing in the morning and late afternoon. “There are children everywhere here and when I’ve got to take the kids to the park, I get a bit nervous. “I get fed up [with speeding vehicles]. You buy in a lovely area and then get this. It’s disappointing.”

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he Representation Commission is proposing changes to half of New Zealand’s electorates and establishing a new electorate in south Auckland called Flat Bush. Flat Bush is created by drawing population from the existing electorates of Hunua, Manurewa and Papakura and includes Wattle Downs and Takanini. Population from Waikato is added to Hunua which is renamed Port Waikato. Adjustments are also made to the boundaries of Waikato with Coromandel, Hamilton West and Taupo The Representation Commission released its report yesterday on the proposed boundaries and names of electorates for the next two general elections. The public will now be able to have their say before the boundaries are finalised in April 2020. “Where possible the current boundaries have been retained to minimise the number of people affected by electorate boundary and name changes,” says Representation Commission chair Judge Craig Thompson. Of the 71 existing electorates, 36 are unchanged. The adjustments in other electorates reflect changes in popu-

lation since 2014 when the boundaries were last reviewed The biggest areas of change are in the Auckland region, Christchurch, and Otago and Southland. “In the Auckland region, the total number of general electorates increases from 24 to 25. The new electorate we’ve proposed is called Flat Bush,” says

Judge Thompson. More detail on all the proposed changes is available online at vote.nz and in the Proposed Electorates 2019 report available at libraries, council offices, Electoral Commission offices and Te Puni Kokiri regional offices. “We encourage people to have a closer look at the

changes and what it means for them. The public can make objections on the proposed boundaries and names until 20 December,” says Judge Thompson. “There will be a counterobjections period from 10 to 24 January, and public hearings will be held in February.”

Howick Pakuranga go down to Cornwall By JIM ALLNATT The Marie Raos Ray White Premiers were beaten on the first innings by Cornwall in the weekend in the side’s first loss for two seasons. Cornwall took first use of the wicket and batted steadily throughout the day to compile 274, an innings built around a century by captain Guptill-Bunce. Donovan Grobbelaar struck early to leave Cornwall reeling at 9/2. It wasn’t so easy after that as the visitors put together a number of useful stands. Grobbelaar took two more

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wickets finishing with 4/50 off 19 overs. Adam Jones bowled 25 overs to take two wickets with Rudi Botadra, Taine Jolley and Jamie Brown taking one each. Resuming on day two at 16/1, the Alpacas slumped to 78/6 at lunch and looked

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to be in real trouble. However Brian Barnard steadied the ship a bit with a composed 34 and then Rudi Botadra and Liam Winn led a fightback with a gritty 78 run partnership. Botadra scored 46 and was desperately unlucky not to score a half century and Winn showed real class with his 34 runs. Once Botadra was dismissed one end was opened up and the innings was soon over at 170. Fortunately for Howick other results in the weekend worked in their favour as some off the bottom sides defeated more favoured opposition leaving the Alpacas occupying third place in the table.

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uckland residents are celebrating their very own “local heroes” at special awards ceremonies being held over two days. As part of the 2020 New Zealander of the Year Awards, a total of 66 Aucklanders will be presented with specially made Kiwibank Local Hero medals to officially recognise their achievements in the community. Now in their 11th year, the Kiwibank Local Hero Awards are New Zealand’s premier community awards, celebrating and honouring those who have made a positive contribution to their region, town, suburb or community. Throughout November and December, 326 medals will be presented nationwide with one New Zealand Local Hero of the Year winner announced at the New Zealander of the Year Awards in February 2020. Kiwibank chief executive Steve Jurkovich said honouring Kiwis who are making

Kiwis better off is absolutely aligned with the New Zealand-owned bank’s purpose. “The Local Hero Awards honour some of New Zealand’s finest people. They celebrate those Kiwis whose hard mahi and determination has improved the lives of many in their communities.” A medal ceremony for south and east Auckland residents was held at Villa Maria Estate on Wednesday. Among those local heroes was Johann Go from Howick. Johann is the youth manager for St John’s Howick/Pakuranga Youth Division, serving for 10 years and volunteering more than 16,000 hours. Johann works to promotes diversity and inclusion within the division and is an advocate for the LGBT community. He is also the founder of the Silverstream Elderly Outreach Group and Academic Tutoring Programme and was recently awarded a prestigious scholarship to carry out postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in England.

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Eastgate Christian Centre’s Christmas Walkthrough is a bit of a Christmas legacy in Pakuranga. It has been running for over a decade, now heading into its 15th year. From humble beginnings as ‘The Christmas Time Tunnel’, the Christmas Walkthrough has put on four different productions spanning the years with thousands of east Aucklanders coming to watch. In 2018 Eastgate premiered a new production. ‘H.A.R.C’ is a 30-minute performance that will take you on a journey of gags, gadgets and humorous surprises! Follow Agent Gates and his

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Ormiston Primary hosts innovative ‘Pop Up’ School Ormiston Primary School recently held a ‘Pop Up’ School which opened its doors to community members to ‘pop’ in and experience school as they are run today. The students involved demonstrated learning in their usual classroom, working on a project which showed collaboration, high engagement and inquiry learning skills. The students were given a focus question: ‘How can we strengthen our Ormiston community?’ which they investigated, leading them to explore a range of possible ideas. With support from Ormiston Pak’nSave, the students were able to survey many Ormiston community members to gain feedback, allowing them to filter down their initial ideas. Following a week of research,

discussion, emails, phone calls and feedback from the public and local MP Andrew Bayly, students consolidated their learning and created informative and high quality proposal presentations. To authenticate the students’ hard work, each group presented their proposal ideas to Howick Local Board member Mike Turinsky, former leader of the now-defunct United Future Party Damian Light as well as the school’s family members and teachers. The ideas included a range of family days such as a fair and music concert and a muchneeded community centre. Once the students made their presentations they received valuable feedback from Turinsky and Light which contributed to their next learning steps.


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Japan and Australia have nabbed top NZ coaches I

sympathise with the critics who have bagged Rugby New Zealand’s big brass for not choosing the All Blacks new selection and coaching panel long before this year’s World Cup in Japan. To invite 26 coaches to apply for the job is ridiculous when most don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell. Meanwhile Australia were quick to replace Michael Cheika with the talented Dave Rennie who broke the Chiefs’ drought under Ian Foster and others by winning two Super Rugby titles before heading for Glasgow. Rennie has the talent and leadership skills to unite Australia into the force that won them world crowns in 1991 and 1999. Leading contenders Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson and Foster both wanted Tony Brown as their assistant. However Brown remained loyal to Jamie Joseph and was re-signed by Japan, presumably for rich reward after carrying Japan to the World Cup quarter-finals following historic wins against

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coach. Meanwhile convincing tennis stars they gain more by being paid less to appear in the 2020 ASB Auckland Women’s Classic rather than Australia must make promoter Karl Budge New Zealand’s greatest salesman. This time he has exceeded his own incredibly high standards by attracting a galaxy of stars that include the immortal Serena Williams, defending champion Julia Görges , Caroline Wozniacki, Bianca Andreescu, Amanda Anisimova, Coco Gauff, Jelena Ostapenko, Catherine Bellis and Daria Kasatkina. Getting Serena’s signature was remarkable when one considers her complaints about the wind after her loss in her previous trip to Auckland. However it is rising youngsters like Andreescu (19), Anisimova (18) and Gauff (15) who are likely to wow fans with their athleticism. As a qualifier with an amazing forehand, Canadian Andreescu went on to beat Venus Williams and Wozniacki in this year’s tourna-

Scott ‘Razor’ Robertson (main photo) and, inset, the other leading contender for All Blacks coach Ian Foster. Photos Crusaders and YouTube

Ireland and Scotland. With Warren Gatland leaving Wales to coach the Chiefs before taking the British Lions and Ireland to South Africa, the coaching riches are not so great, especially with Joe Schmidt keen to devote time to his family upon resigning as Ireland’s mentor.

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It could be that Graham Henry and the other committee members chosen to interview the candidates might suggest to Robertson and Foster that they team together. If so, Robertson would be my choice as boss. Foster offers continuity, knows his players and has

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the backing of key men like retired coach Steve Hansen and Beauden Barrett. He will also have learned a lot from Hansen whose international record is second to none. The charismatic Robertson has won three Super Rugby crowns for the Crusaders in his three-year tenure as their

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ment before losing to Görges in the final. That gave her the confidence to win premier level titles in Indian Wells and Toronto before beating Serena Williams in the US Open final. Having won her maiden WTA title, American Gauff is fast on her feet and possesses a sizzling forehand to complement her powerful serve. She was a sensation at Wimbledon where she beat Venus Williams and reached the fourth round. Latvian Ostapenko, now 22, made headlines when, two days after her 20th birthday, she rallied to beat Simona Halep to win the Roland Garros women’s title after being a set and 3-0 down. Bellis, 20, is a former world junior No 1 making her comeback from injury. Russian Kasatkina, 22, won the Kremlin Cup in Moscow a year ago and plays an entertaining game that endears her to fans.

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T h a n k yo u to all o ur majo r s p o ns o rs a nd supporte rs! East Tamaki

It’s Official! It’s a Record.

$44,501.00 for Totara Hospice

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L-R: Wayne & Michelle Strong, Chris Scott and Georgina Millar ayne and Michelle Strong, owners of EmbroidMe East Tamaki, presented the record cheque to Chris Scott and Georgina Millar from Totara Hospice. A full field of 144 golfers played in the 28th staging of the event. Six trophies were on offer together with a large number of prizes. Over 50% of the field won a

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prize. Every golfer was a winner—with the donations of the welcome bag, food and beverage worth over $100.00 per player.

Sincere thanks to all the sponsors whose names and Logos are shown.

The day was organised by The Mid-Week Men’s section of The Pakuranga Golf Club and The Howick Chapter of BNI.

Significant Sponsors: Daiken NZ / McCoy Holdings Ltd / French Café / Eyeview Marketing / Best Property Services / Mitre 10 Mega / New World Botany / Speedy Signs East Tamaki / Mike Corbett / Preston Fini / Burnsco HMB / Fresh Choice HMB / Pakuranga Golf Club / Experience On Tap / Aussie Butcher / Paradise Ice Skating, Laser Tag & Mini Golf / Bunnings / NZ Christmas Cake Company / BP Fuels / Morrie Chandler / Aladdin Carpet Cleaning / Rowing New Zealand / The Health Hub / Breakers Basketball / Mary Wells at Thom Products / Steve Maserow / Panasonic NZ / Phil Bramwell / David Kerr / Alogic / Weta Workshop / Sony NZ / Karel Polman / Mediaworks / Gordon Gibbons / Crusaders / NZRPA Rob Nichol / Spark Arena / Darren Shand / Hurricanes / Andrew Macready / Greg Longstaff / Paul N McCoy / TE Puru / Sarah Bruce / European Motors / MGE Engineering / Lloyd Kyd / Carol Hobson / Red Bull / Whittakers Chocolate / Kris Hockley / Chris Daw / Michelle Strong / Spectrum Brands / DB Breweries / Top Snap / Shane Cortese / Cinnamon Café HMB / And many others...

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