275 Times. Oct 2014

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Edition #2

October 2014


275 times

celebrating Māngere through sharing its stories

Su'a says big thank you to Mängere

Su’a William Sio has high hopes for the Labour Party despite the heavy defeat in the general election.

275 Times editor Justin Latif

caught up with victorious

Mangere electorate MP Su’a

Williams Sio to see what the

next three years will look like

for Su’a and the Labour Party.

You had another big win in the

Mangere electorate - what do you put

that down to?

To the overwhelming support of the people

of Mangere and to a fantastic campaign

team. And particularly to the involvement

of the young people in that campaign team.

They reinvigorated the campaign, added a lot

more energy, innovation and created some

songs and dances - and that was particularly

important as we do have a large youth

population in Mangere.

What are your goals for this term?

I am pleased with our result in Mangere, but

while we’ve won the battle here, we lost the

war. So my task is to get the Government to

recognise that they have to address certain

issues. Whether people like it or not there is

a housing crises and we have issues around

homelessness. In order to build a thriving

community, people have to be in jobs with good

incomes, children have got to be consistently

attending schools and in order to have that

consistency you’ve got to have a home – it’s

just a fundamental. We won’t release our full

potential as a country if we don’t address

these fundamental issues.

Do you think the big housing

developments planned for Mangere

are good for the community?

I’ve heard that the developments will be

ensuring that people in Mangere will be able

to access a home – and that’s a wonderful

thing. But I would be very disappointed if these

housing developments don’t address the

needs of people living here and instead act as

a stepping stone for people from other areas to

upgrade themselves.

What excites you about Mangere at

the moment?

With so many young people wanting to get

involved in our campaign I’ve now established

a youth movement within the local Labour

electorate and I’m excited about that as that’s

the future. And one day I hope one of these

young people steps forward to take my place.

You’ve also got the Mangere-Otahuhu Youth

Advisory Panel who are challenging the recent

liquor licenses being approved. They are saying

we care about our community and it’s not right

for liquor licenses to be approved when the

community clearly says there is enough harm

already caused by the easy access of liquor. So

it’s exciting that young people are becoming

more involved.

Pacific voters really supported Labour

at this election – is it time Labour had a

Pacific leader in the near future?

There’s been discussion about that and it’s

certainly an area which I’m encouraging the

Party to keep discussing. At some stage the

Party as a whole has to consider breaking that

glass ceiling. New Zealand is no longer a monoculture

country. It’s now a diverse multicultural

country and it’s important this is reflected at

the highest levels of decision making.

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, Is.52:7.

Verse of the month sponsored by Bill and Bridie Keenan


Whats going on?!

Nitty Gritty

Pollywood Film Festival

POLLYWOOD TWELVE2014 boasts 9 films

that will screen for first time. Premieres

November 2, Mangere Art Centre, Contact:

021 02555 211, pollywood@orcon.net.nz

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

Runway Funday

Free community cycling event for the

whole family. Bikes and helmets provided.

Spot prizes, giveaways, refreshments and

a bouncy castle. Saturday, November 22

10am - 2pm @ Ansett Place.

Contact: Tee - 022-3605748

Email: teau275@gmail.com

Mervan St Playgroup


Free Playday event for ages 0-5. Free

sausage sizzle, face painting, cupcake

decorating and more.

Thursday October 30 @ 18a Mervan St,

Mangere East, 9am-12pm.

Contact: 275 1065

Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool

The outdoor pool will be opening up for

the summer season from December 13

until the end of March 2015. The pools

are still free entry for all.

Free sports every Wed

Strive are offering a free sports/tag

programme @ Moyle Park, Bader Drive

every Wednesday 3.30pm-6pm. Contact

255-0144 or larry.c@strive.org.nz

Moyle Park Play Group

NZRL Community Playgroup @ Magpies

RLC. Free for all kids under 5 years. Runs

during school term.

Contact: Johanna 0210332727

Editor: Justin Latif

Creative Director: Jo Latif

Publisher: Mangere East Family Service Centre

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Hawks celebrate a great year in style


The Mangere East Hawks Rugby

League club celebrated another

fantastic year with a glitzy senior

prize-giving ceremony on September

20. It was a great night of revelry and

laughter and 275 Times was honoured

to be able to attend. One particularly

emotional moment came when Moira

Chan was awarded the Hawk of the

Year award for her contribution to

the club. Moira’s husband Roy passed

away suddenly last year, but despite

her loss, Moira continued to be

involved in the club, including providing

sponsorship and supporting the teams.

MC Tony Tietie with Hawk of the Year award winner

Moira Chan and chairperson Tash Tasmania.

Alec Brown and Zion Tesese. Zion was player of the

year for 2014.

Burger King Auckland Area Manager Arun Augustine,

Tash Tasmania, Auckland Rugby League's Pat Carthy

and Jenkins Tesese.

Club Awards

Mad Butcher Trophy Most Improved Junior Overall 2014 – Topani Katoa

Junior Team of the Year – U 20's

Neil & Barbara Carpenter Trophy Junior Coach of the Year – Trent Silbery

Trixie Best Trophy Best Senior Trainer – Alex Siulua

Jack Neil Trophy Best First Year Senior – Samuel Lulia

Ross Robertson Trophy – Excellence in Sports – Raymond Talimalie

Glen Gallagher Trophy – Chairperson Choice – Mareta Fraser Kaitai

Sullivan Trophy – Outstanding Club Spirit –Vaaiga Autagavaia

Clark Trophy – Senior Coach of the Year – Max Laiman

Hawk of the Year Trophy – Hawk of the Year – Moira Chan

Christian Trophy – Premier Runner Up Player of the Year – Jacob Aki

Faye & Hayes Trophy – Premier Player of the Year – Zion Tesese

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