275 Times. March 2015

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Edition #6<br />

march <strong>2015</strong><br />

<strong>275</strong> times<br />

<strong>275</strong><br />

times<br />

celebrating Māngere through sharing its stories<br />

top māngere student shows how it's done<br />

“Anything is possible with hard work<br />

and the Lord.”<br />

That’s the advice from Mangere College’s top scholar<br />

Faka'anga Uasike after he achieved six Excellences in<br />

his NCEA subjects for 2014.<br />

He says he was “over the moon” when the results<br />

came through, particularly because his family and<br />

teachers were so proud.<br />

“I’m just a normal student - so my goal was<br />

just to complete everything.<br />

“But when I got the results - seeing<br />

my parents cry and seeing how proud<br />

my family were of me – I can’t put into<br />

words the exact feelings but I was<br />

pretty happy.”<br />

The year 13 student says the hardest<br />

subject was Mathematics, but thanks<br />

to a gruelling three-hour a day study<br />

regime juggled around music and<br />

church commitments, he was able to<br />

get the coveted “Excellence” grades<br />

across all his subjects.<br />

Faka’anga has now been awarded<br />

a $12,000 First Foundation<br />

Scholarship. This entitles him not<br />

only to money for university fees, but<br />

work experience and an on-going<br />

support and mentoring program for<br />

the next four years. He says it will<br />

help him achieve his goal of studying<br />

commerce at Auckland Univeristy.<br />

“I’d like to become an auditor or<br />

financial advisor," he says. "Hopefully<br />

then I can pay off my mum and dad’s<br />

mortgage.”<br />

High achiever: Faka'anga Uasike<br />

“E malava e me’a kotoa he’ete ngāue<br />

tōtōivi mo falala ‘Otuá”<br />

Ko e fale’i mo e fakaloto lahi ia ‘a e tamasi’i ako ko<br />

Fakaanga Lasike ‘a ia na’e tu’ukimu’a ‘ene akó he Kolisi<br />

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

sivi NCEA ‘a e ‘apiakó ‘o ne ma’u e Excellent he lēsoni ‘e 6<br />

fakakātoa na’a ne to’o he 2014.<br />

Na’a ne pehē na’a ne ongo’i fiefia lahi he taimi na’e ma’u<br />

ai e ola ‘o e siví tautefito ki he’ene sio ki he laukau’aki<br />

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

faiako ‘o e Kolisí.<br />

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

fakakakato e me’a kotoa pē fekau’aki mo ‘eku<br />

akó.<br />

“’I he taimi na’e ma’u ai e ola e siví – pea mo<br />

‘eku sio ki he tangi fiefia mo polepole’aki<br />

‘e hoku familí e ngāue lelei na’a ku faí<br />

– na’e ‘ikai ha lea fe’unga teu ma’u ke<br />

fakamatala’i’aki e fa’ahinga ongo na’a ku<br />

ma’ú ka na’a ku fu’u fiefia ‘aupito.<br />

TNa’a ne toe pehē foki ko e Fiká ko e taha<br />

ia ha lēsoni faingata’a, ka na’a ne tukupā ke<br />

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

‘ikai tuku ai hono ngaahi fatongia ki he lotú, ifi mo e<br />

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

e Excellence ‘i he kotoa e ngaahi lēsoni na’a ne to’ó.<br />

Na’e foaki foki ‘a e Sikolasipi ‘a ia ‘oku ‘iloa ko e First<br />

Foundation Scholarship ma’a Fakaanga, ‘a ia ‘oku<br />

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

‘ene ako he ‘univēsití, kau ki ai mo ha ngaahi<br />

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

ne pehē ‘e tokoni e sikolasipí ni ke a’usia ai ‘ene<br />

taumu’a ko e ako komeesi he ‘Univēsiti ‘Okalani, -<br />

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

fakapisinisi …” pea kou faka’amuange keu ngāue ke<br />

totongi ‘osi e mōkesi e ‘api ‘eku ongo.<br />

Tongan translation by Mangere College teacher Toa Bloomfield.

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Expo proves successful at Jean Batten school<br />

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

Jean Batten School hosted a Health<br />

Expo on Thursday, February 19<br />

2.30 - 4.00pm on the school courts.<br />

This was an informal opportunity for<br />

families to gain valuable information<br />

from a range of agencies including:<br />

Cool Schools, Family Planning,<br />

Warm Up, the public health nurse,<br />

Ambulance and Fire services, the<br />

Heart Foundation, Ampd, TravelWise,<br />

and Dental Therapists. Organiser of<br />

the event, Halima Dickie says despite<br />

some challenges it’s proved to be a<br />

raging success.<br />

“We’ll do it again next year - but we<br />

might do some things differently,”<br />

she says. “I really want to support our<br />

community and the kids inspire me to<br />

keep going.”<br />

Law centre pays tribute to dedicated leader<br />

Bill Alden has been an unsung hero serving<br />

Mangere for almost 25 years.<br />

Looking for<br />

Childcare?<br />

Mangere Early Learning Centre<br />

Come in and see what makes us so different from<br />

other centres.<br />

At Barnardos KidStart Childcare we understand that your child<br />

needs a safe and nurturing environment to learn, play and grow.<br />

Our centres provide a warm and positive environment for<br />

children under five years.<br />

20 ECE Hours and WINZ subsidies available.<br />

Drop in for a visit or call us now as limited spaces are available.<br />

7:30am – 5pm 33 Cape Road 09 <strong>275</strong> 5978<br />

Mangere<br />

www.kidstart.co.nz<br />

BarnardosKidStartChildcare<br />

This month the Mangere Community<br />

Law Centre farewells long time<br />

manager Bill Alden – who is retiring.<br />

Bill commenced working at the Law<br />

Centre in 1991 and has in the time<br />

since then steered the administration<br />

and accounts side of things here.<br />

Bill has shown great dedication to<br />

the position and has also become<br />

a trained financial and accounts<br />

advisor to many not-for-profit<br />

organisations in Mangere and<br />

South Auckland. His warm, friendly<br />

demeanour and technical skills<br />

have been key components to his<br />

success and to the longevity and<br />

stability of the Law Centre, which<br />

was established in 1986. He has had<br />

to negotiate an ever-changing and<br />

sometimes difficult operating and<br />

funding environment across several<br />

Government regimes.<br />

He will be missed by his colleagues<br />

and trustees of the Law Centre but<br />

will no doubt be available to assist<br />

our new manager Andrea McKay,<br />

who comes to us from previous<br />

involvement in South Auckland<br />

through Genesis Youth Trust.<br />

Bill will continue his community<br />

involvement via his church and will<br />

be able to spend more time with his<br />

grandchildren and his woodturning<br />

hobby.<br />



Look out for our on-going column in<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> in the coming months.<br />

Mangere Community Law Centre<br />

Drop-in clinics:<br />

Tuesday: 10am – 12pm,<br />

Family / Minor Criminal Law<br />

Wednesday: 10am – 12pm,<br />

Family Law<br />

Wednesday (fortnightly): 2 – 4pm,<br />

Employment Law<br />

Thursday: 10am – 12pm,<br />

Immigration Law (with<br />

Immigration Advisor)<br />

Thursday: 2pm – 4pm,<br />

Consumer Law<br />

If you want to see your ad appear in our next issue or if you have a suggestion for a story email<br />

us at: <strong>275</strong>times@gmail.com

Marae helps launch sustainability network<br />

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NETWORK FOUNDERS: Koia Teinakore, Val Teraitua, Lionel Hotene and Justine Skilling are<br />

keen to help others find resources to fulfil their sustainability dreams.<br />

Keen to meet like-minded people<br />

interested in gardening, sustainable<br />

living and recycling? Then you<br />

should talk to Justine, Koia, Lionel<br />

and Val. The quartet are the founding<br />

members of a new sustainability<br />

network that is aiming to help people<br />

in Mangere connect around the idea<br />

of how to live more in tune with the<br />

environment, whilst creating less<br />

waste.<br />

Justine Skilling and Koia Teinakore<br />

are Mangere’s very own Waste<br />

Minimisation Facilitators, and the pair<br />

have teamed up with Val Teraitua<br />

and Lionel Hotene from Papatuanuku<br />

marae who run one of the largest<br />

community gardens in the suburb.<br />

The network kicked off last month at<br />

a hui hosted by the marae and the<br />

hope is that people will be able to<br />

share their ideas and resources at a<br />

regular monthly network meeting.<br />

Justine says she can also help people<br />

in the network to access council<br />

resources that they may not have<br />

known about.<br />

“One purpose of the network will be<br />

to help groups and individuals find<br />

the resources they need so they can<br />

develop their ideas and projects."<br />

Email Justine Skilling on Justine@<br />

mefsc.org.nz for more information.<br />

Market stall reaps lifelong friendships<br />

stall holders.<br />

“Our best selling products are perfumes,<br />

jewellery and the gift packs.”<br />

They say the key to their success has<br />

been consistency and good customer<br />

service.<br />

“We found that once we got a set place<br />

are profits starting going up. It’s such a<br />

popular market – but once we got in it’s<br />

been good."<br />

Alliance Health Plus proudly brings<br />

Mama’s House<br />

to the <strong>2015</strong> Pasifika Festival!<br />

On Saturday 14 <strong>March</strong>, <strong>2015</strong>, find the Mama’s HouseMarquee<br />

(Hayman Park, 57R Wiri Station Road, Manukau)<br />

Graeme and Lois Gribble with their grandson Rocco at their Mangere Market stall.<br />

Running a stall at the Mangere markets<br />

is not only a good business idea,<br />

but it’s become a source of friendship<br />

for the Gribbles.<br />

Lois and Graeme Gribble have been<br />

selling their wares at the Saturday<br />

morning market for over five years.<br />

They say an unexpected bonus has<br />

been the friendships they’ve formed.<br />

“One of the great things about selling<br />

here is that you become quite good<br />

friends with the other stall holders.<br />

"We go around to each others’ place<br />

for barbies and some of these people<br />

have become our best friends.”<br />

The Mangere residents have found<br />

the markets to be a great place to<br />

develop their business.<br />

“We import in from China and share<br />

a container with a couple of other<br />

Come visit us and have a nosey through Mama’s House.<br />

Learn about how to prevent Rheumatic Fever in your family and be<br />

in the draw for some awesome prizes along the way.<br />

And dont miss our very first Choir Sing Off at 2.30pm. Your vote<br />

will help our Mama’s choose the best of the best!<br />

Dont miss out<br />

10am Mama’s House officially opens –<br />

come and take a selfie<br />

11am Mama’s House Jandal Throw<br />

Competition<br />

12noon Kid’s colouring competition<br />

prize draw<br />

1pm Mama’s House Jandal Throw<br />

Competition<br />

2:30pm Healthy Village Action Zone<br />

Youth Choir Sing Off<br />

If you want to see your ad appear in our next issue or if you have a suggestion for a story email<br />

us at: <strong>275</strong>times@gmail.com

Community Notices<br />

The CLUBHOW Talk Show<br />

CHTS is a live audience talk show that explores the real stories of<br />

achievement of real people.<br />

Mangere Arts Centre, <strong>March</strong> 7, 7:30pm – 9:00pm<br />

Peaches Fitness World<br />

'To encourage, guide and support a community initiative<br />

that thrives on getting families active, engaging families with<br />

community activities and promoting healthier options'.<br />

Papatuanuku Kokiri Marae, Robertson Rd, Mangere, Mon- Fri,<br />

4.30pm - 5.30pm.<br />

Contact Miss P on 021 215 4758 for more info.<br />

Free Community Fitness<br />

Family friendly, children welcome, building community<br />

relationships through healthy active lifestyle.<br />

Every Saturday morning 7am @ Walter Massey Park<br />

Ring: Tash - 0211663636 or Josh - 0211040382<br />

'Re-new' - Mangere Baptist Church Op Shop<br />

Hours are 10am - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.<br />

Come in, grab a bargain, have a cuppa. Cnr Bader and Ashgrove.<br />

OneFit Fitness with Jerry and Mary<br />

Their training sessions are intense, fun and everyone is welcome<br />

from different fitness level and age groups.<br />

WHERE: Mangere War Memorial Hall, Mangere Bridge<br />

WHEN: Tuesday & Thursday 5.30-6.30pm and Saturday 7.00-<br />

8.00am **Gold Coin per Session**<br />

Budgeting and Family Support Services<br />

There are now food parcels available. Contact either:<br />

appointments@mangerebudgeting.org.nz / ph: 09 <strong>275</strong> 2266.<br />

Have your say on the Council's 10-year budget<br />

<strong>March</strong> 5, Mangere Arts Centre 3.30pm-7.30pm<br />

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu<br />

Local Board<br />

Community Fono<br />

Tell us your ideas, raise any issues and hear the latest from the board.<br />

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

your ideas, discuss your concerns and update you on recent board initiatives.<br />

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

Māngere and Ōtāhuhu.<br />

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

agenda:<br />

Phone 09 256 5133<br />

mangereotahuhulocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />

Where:<br />

When:<br />

Metro Theatre<br />

362 Massey Road, Mangere East<br />

Tuesday 10 <strong>March</strong> <strong>2015</strong>, 4.30pm-6.00pm<br />

Find out more:<br />

www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/MangereOtahuhu<br />

www.facebook.com/mangereotahuhu<br />


Editor: Justin Latif<br />

Design: Jo Latif<br />

Publisher: Mangere East Family Service Centre<br />

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