275 Times. March 2015

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Edition #6

march 2015

275 times



celebrating Māngere through sharing its stories

top māngere student shows how it's done

“Anything is possible with hard work

and the Lord.”

That’s the advice from Mangere College’s top scholar

Faka'anga Uasike after he achieved six Excellences in

his NCEA subjects for 2014.

He says he was “over the moon” when the results

came through, particularly because his family and

teachers were so proud.

“I’m just a normal student - so my goal was

just to complete everything.

“But when I got the results - seeing

my parents cry and seeing how proud

my family were of me – I can’t put into

words the exact feelings but I was

pretty happy.”

The year 13 student says the hardest

subject was Mathematics, but thanks

to a gruelling three-hour a day study

regime juggled around music and

church commitments, he was able to

get the coveted “Excellence” grades

across all his subjects.

Faka’anga has now been awarded

a $12,000 First Foundation

Scholarship. This entitles him not

only to money for university fees, but

work experience and an on-going

support and mentoring program for

the next four years. He says it will

help him achieve his goal of studying

commerce at Auckland Univeristy.

“I’d like to become an auditor or

financial advisor," he says. "Hopefully

then I can pay off my mum and dad’s


High achiever: Faka'anga Uasike

“E malava e me’a kotoa he’ete ngāue

tōtōivi mo falala ‘Otuá”

Ko e fale’i mo e fakaloto lahi ia ‘a e tamasi’i ako ko

Fakaanga Lasike ‘a ia na’e tu’ukimu’a ‘ene akó he Kolisi

Mangelé, he na’a ne ma’u ‘a e tu’unga mā’olunga taha he

sivi NCEA ‘a e ‘apiakó ‘o ne ma’u e Excellent he lēsoni ‘e 6

fakakātoa na’a ne to’o he 2014.

Na’a ne pehē na’a ne ongo’i fiefia lahi he taimi na’e ma’u

ai e ola ‘o e siví tautefito ki he’ene sio ki he laukau’aki

mo e fiefia ‘a ‘ene ongo mātu’á pea pehē foki ki he kau

faiako ‘o e Kolisí.

“Ko e tamasi’i ako pē au – ka ko ‘eku taumu’á ke

fakakakato e me’a kotoa pē fekau’aki mo ‘eku


“’I he taimi na’e ma’u ai e ola e siví – pea mo

‘eku sio ki he tangi fiefia mo polepole’aki

‘e hoku familí e ngāue lelei na’a ku faí

– na’e ‘ikai ha lea fe’unga teu ma’u ke

fakamatala’i’aki e fa’ahinga ongo na’a ku

ma’ú ka na’a ku fu’u fiefia ‘aupito.

TNa’a ne toe pehē foki ko e Fiká ko e taha

ia ha lēsoni faingata’a, ka na’a ne tukupā ke

ne vahe’i ‘a e houa ‘e 3 he ‘aho ke ne ako ai. Na’e

‘ikai tuku ai hono ngaahi fatongia ki he lotú, ifi mo e

hiva ‘a e siasí. Ka ‘i he ola ‘o ‘ene siví, na’a ne ma’u ‘a

e Excellence ‘i he kotoa e ngaahi lēsoni na’a ne to’ó.

Na’e foaki foki ‘a e Sikolasipi ‘a ia ‘oku ‘iloa ko e First

Foundation Scholarship ma’a Fakaanga, ‘a ia ‘oku

fe’unga mo e $12,000. ‘E tokoni ‘eni ke totongi’aki

‘ene ako he ‘univēsití, kau ki ai mo ha ngaahi

tokoni kehe ma’a na he ta’u ‘e 4 ka hoko maí. Na’a

ne pehē ‘e tokoni e sikolasipí ni ke a’usia ai ‘ene

taumu’a ko e ako komeesi he ‘Univēsiti ‘Okalani, -

‘’Oku ou sai’ia ke u hoko ko ha ‘Ātita pe Taha fale’i

fakapisinisi …” pea kou faka’amuange keu ngāue ke

totongi ‘osi e mōkesi e ‘api ‘eku ongo.

Tongan translation by Mangere College teacher Toa Bloomfield.


Expo proves successful at Jean Batten school

Passion for community: Enthusiastic students and passionate teacher Halima Dickie (top right).

Jean Batten School hosted a Health

Expo on Thursday, February 19

2.30 - 4.00pm on the school courts.

This was an informal opportunity for

families to gain valuable information

from a range of agencies including:

Cool Schools, Family Planning,

Warm Up, the public health nurse,

Ambulance and Fire services, the

Heart Foundation, Ampd, TravelWise,

and Dental Therapists. Organiser of

the event, Halima Dickie says despite

some challenges it’s proved to be a

raging success.

“We’ll do it again next year - but we

might do some things differently,”

she says. “I really want to support our

community and the kids inspire me to

keep going.”

Law centre pays tribute to dedicated leader

Bill Alden has been an unsung hero serving

Mangere for almost 25 years.

Looking for


Mangere Early Learning Centre

Come in and see what makes us so different from

other centres.

At Barnardos KidStart Childcare we understand that your child

needs a safe and nurturing environment to learn, play and grow.

Our centres provide a warm and positive environment for

children under five years.

20 ECE Hours and WINZ subsidies available.

Drop in for a visit or call us now as limited spaces are available.

7:30am – 5pm 33 Cape Road 09 275 5978




This month the Mangere Community

Law Centre farewells long time

manager Bill Alden – who is retiring.

Bill commenced working at the Law

Centre in 1991 and has in the time

since then steered the administration

and accounts side of things here.

Bill has shown great dedication to

the position and has also become

a trained financial and accounts

advisor to many not-for-profit

organisations in Mangere and

South Auckland. His warm, friendly

demeanour and technical skills

have been key components to his

success and to the longevity and

stability of the Law Centre, which

was established in 1986. He has had

to negotiate an ever-changing and

sometimes difficult operating and

funding environment across several

Government regimes.

He will be missed by his colleagues

and trustees of the Law Centre but

will no doubt be available to assist

our new manager Andrea McKay,

who comes to us from previous

involvement in South Auckland

through Genesis Youth Trust.

Bill will continue his community

involvement via his church and will

be able to spend more time with his

grandchildren and his woodturning




Look out for our on-going column in

275 Times in the coming months.

Mangere Community Law Centre

Drop-in clinics:

Tuesday: 10am – 12pm,

Family / Minor Criminal Law

Wednesday: 10am – 12pm,

Family Law

Wednesday (fortnightly): 2 – 4pm,

Employment Law

Thursday: 10am – 12pm,

Immigration Law (with

Immigration Advisor)

Thursday: 2pm – 4pm,

Consumer Law

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Marae helps launch sustainability network


NETWORK FOUNDERS: Koia Teinakore, Val Teraitua, Lionel Hotene and Justine Skilling are

keen to help others find resources to fulfil their sustainability dreams.

Keen to meet like-minded people

interested in gardening, sustainable

living and recycling? Then you

should talk to Justine, Koia, Lionel

and Val. The quartet are the founding

members of a new sustainability

network that is aiming to help people

in Mangere connect around the idea

of how to live more in tune with the

environment, whilst creating less


Justine Skilling and Koia Teinakore

are Mangere’s very own Waste

Minimisation Facilitators, and the pair

have teamed up with Val Teraitua

and Lionel Hotene from Papatuanuku

marae who run one of the largest

community gardens in the suburb.

The network kicked off last month at

a hui hosted by the marae and the

hope is that people will be able to

share their ideas and resources at a

regular monthly network meeting.

Justine says she can also help people

in the network to access council

resources that they may not have

known about.

“One purpose of the network will be

to help groups and individuals find

the resources they need so they can

develop their ideas and projects."

Email Justine Skilling on Justine@

mefsc.org.nz for more information.

Market stall reaps lifelong friendships

stall holders.

“Our best selling products are perfumes,

jewellery and the gift packs.”

They say the key to their success has

been consistency and good customer


“We found that once we got a set place

are profits starting going up. It’s such a

popular market – but once we got in it’s

been good."

Alliance Health Plus proudly brings

Mama’s House

to the 2015 Pasifika Festival!

On Saturday 14 March, 2015, find the Mama’s HouseMarquee

(Hayman Park, 57R Wiri Station Road, Manukau)

Graeme and Lois Gribble with their grandson Rocco at their Mangere Market stall.

Running a stall at the Mangere markets

is not only a good business idea,

but it’s become a source of friendship

for the Gribbles.

Lois and Graeme Gribble have been

selling their wares at the Saturday

morning market for over five years.

They say an unexpected bonus has

been the friendships they’ve formed.

“One of the great things about selling

here is that you become quite good

friends with the other stall holders.

"We go around to each others’ place

for barbies and some of these people

have become our best friends.”

The Mangere residents have found

the markets to be a great place to

develop their business.

“We import in from China and share

a container with a couple of other

Come visit us and have a nosey through Mama’s House.

Learn about how to prevent Rheumatic Fever in your family and be

in the draw for some awesome prizes along the way.

And dont miss our very first Choir Sing Off at 2.30pm. Your vote

will help our Mama’s choose the best of the best!

Dont miss out

10am Mama’s House officially opens –

come and take a selfie

11am Mama’s House Jandal Throw


12noon Kid’s colouring competition

prize draw

1pm Mama’s House Jandal Throw


2:30pm Healthy Village Action Zone

Youth Choir Sing Off

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Community Notices

The CLUBHOW Talk Show

CHTS is a live audience talk show that explores the real stories of

achievement of real people.

Mangere Arts Centre, March 7, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Peaches Fitness World

'To encourage, guide and support a community initiative

that thrives on getting families active, engaging families with

community activities and promoting healthier options'.

Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae, Robertson Rd, Mangere, Mon- Fri,

4.30pm - 5.30pm.

Contact Miss P on 021 215 4758 for more info.

Free Community Fitness

Family friendly, children welcome, building community

relationships through healthy active lifestyle.

Every Saturday morning 7am @ Walter Massey Park

Ring: Tash - 0211663636 or Josh - 0211040382

'Re-new' - Mangere Baptist Church Op Shop

Hours are 10am - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.

Come in, grab a bargain, have a cuppa. Cnr Bader and Ashgrove.

OneFit Fitness with Jerry and Mary

Their training sessions are intense, fun and everyone is welcome

from different fitness level and age groups.

WHERE: Mangere War Memorial Hall, Mangere Bridge

WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday 5.30-6.30pm and Saturday 7.00-

8.00am **Gold Coin per Session**

Budgeting and Family Support Services

There are now food parcels available. Contact either:

appointments@mangerebudgeting.org.nz / ph: 09 275 2266.

Have your say on the Council's 10-year budget

March 5, Mangere Arts Centre 3.30pm-7.30pm


Local Board

Community Fono

Tell us your ideas, raise any issues and hear the latest from the board.

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board are holding their first community fono. We want to listen to

your ideas, discuss your concerns and update you on recent board initiatives.

This will be the first of a series of regular fono which will be held in various locations throughout

Māngere and Ōtāhuhu.

If you have an item you would like to raise please contact our office to ensure it is added to the


Phone 09 256 5133




Metro Theatre

362 Massey Road, Mangere East

Tuesday 10 March 2015, 4.30pm-6.00pm

Find out more:




Editor: Justin Latif

Design: Jo Latif

Publisher: Mangere East Family Service Centre

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