275 Times. August 2015

Mangere Community News. Our stories, our people, our Mangere.

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Edition #11august <strong>2015</strong>Free!<strong>275</strong> times<strong>275</strong>timesOur stories, our people, our MāngereKōrero paki ō tatou, Tāngata ō tatou, Ngā Hau Māngere ō tatouSOUL CAMPAIGN SEEKS TO SAVE IHUMATaoThis beautiful photo was taken by Mangere photographer Tony Searle around the Ihumatao Stonefields. Adjacent towhere this stunning photo was taken is an area of land on Oruarangi Road that has been scheduled for a large housingdevelopment for over 480 houses. The Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) group is a community-led campaign seekingto oppose the building of the Oruarangi Special Housing Area in Ihumatao, Mangere.If you’d like to see this area preserved and support the SOUL campaign please visit their website where you'll findmore information and a petition to sign: http://www.soulstopsha.orgGET ON YA BIKE WITH TeauMC SUPER STARS: Vii Tupa'i, Nyssa Collins and NainzTIME TO THRIVE: Teau Aiturau with twobudding cyclists at his bike club.What'sinsideStudents go well - p2School Holiday fun - p3Community Notices - p4Teau Aiturau doesn’t justcycle for fitness - it's his wayof life.The Mangere resident has lostboth parents to weight-relatedillness and his oldest brother isbed-ridden due to obesity.To ensure he didn’t follow downthe same path Teau took upcycling.“At my heaviest I was 252 kilos,”he says. “But seeing how obesityaffected my family motivated meto get on my bike."However weight-loss isn’t Teau'sonly goal. He also wants to seeMangere’s youth inspired toexercise.“Cycling is the go for me and Iwant to see our kids healthier too."To achieve this, Teau has beenrunning an after-school bike clubat the Mangere Community Houseevery day from 4pm."We teach kids about riding bikes,safety and how to fix and rebuildbikes and then we go for rides.”And for those who don't have abike, Teau provides them to thosewho show commitment to theclub. He also runs fitness-focusedevents to give people somethingto aim for as part of their weightlossgoals. The next of these is IronPasifika which will be a Mangerebasedtriathlon that will includerunning, cycling and waka ama onNovember 14. For more info go to:http://www.ironpasifika.co.nz/To find out about Teau’scharitable trust and to supporthis work go to: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tripleteez/709711419065842

2College reaches new heights in business and sportShokcover: From left; Logan Karatau, PopiliniLoamanu, Castani Tati, Muna Tu'avao, CassidyMokole, Teina Marsters, Devante Kirikava.www.facebook.com/pages/Shokcovers/1442799392698152D.r.e.a.m: From left; Courtney Samuelu, DianaLaga'aia, Peteru Ng Lam, Helena Chan, Tiaina Misipati.www.facebook.com/pages/DREAM/1632518296980286JeanSouth: From left; Anga Uasike, Mata Tangiaere,Sushmita Hussain, Enita Vea, Kavina Sen, Peter Tusa,Rekha Ram (Teacher), Daniel Solomonawww.facebook.com/pages/JeanSouth/1425849301052305Ph: Robyn or Mary on (09) 255 0144*conditions applyNITTY GRITTYWords: Justin Latif Design: Jo LatifPublisher: Mangere East Family Service Centre<strong>275</strong>times@gmail.com | www.<strong>275</strong>times.comwww.facebook.com/<strong>275</strong>timesMangere College sensationally defended their Auckland under 85kg rugbyleague title with an over-time victory against cross-town rivals SouthernCross Campus. The Mangere schools were locked at 22-all at full-time beforethe boys from "MC" piled on a further 10 points to emerge triumphant in theunder 85 kg grade for the second year running. Mangere College’s managerHerman Arp says the boys wanted to ensure no one thought last year was aone-off fluke by coming back strong this year.“It was a hard fought run to the finals. and it was thrilling to see two SouthAuckland high school teams leave everything on the field."Under-85kg Final: Mangere College 32 (Tries: Aniseko Aniseko, Ingia Limoni 2, Sam Nati, DaleyCassin, Pua Simani. Limoni 4 goals) Southern Cross Campus 22. H/t: 16-4.And in the classroom MangereCollege students are alsobreaking new ground – asbusiness entrepreneurs.This the first year the school hasintroduced Level 3 Business toits curriculum. They also enteredthree groups in the YoungEnterprise Scheme for the firsttime. Each group has createda unique product which is nowpublicly available for purchase.The Shokcovers group havedesigned a plastic school bagcover made of recycled plastic;the D.R.E.A.M group havedesigned up-cycled denimshoulder bags; and the Jean Southgroup have created jandals madeof recycled materials.Of the three, Shokcover managedto finish fourth at the AucklandRegion Young Enterprise SchemeDragon’s Den.KEY PLAYERS: (L to R) Pua Samani, Nofoaiga “Iga”Limoni and Aniseko “Sek” Aniseko all played key rolesin extra-time to ensure Mangere College retained theirAuckland title.EDITORIALFirst of all I want to say thank youfor all the feedback to our <strong>275</strong><strong>Times</strong> survey. It’s been really helpfuland humbling to hear what youguys think of this little communitynewsletter. And one change thatwe’ll be making immediately dueto the overwhelming number ofsuggestions is to a new mottowhich will now be: “Our stories, Ourpeople, Our Mangere”.<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> has always been aboutreflecting all that’s good and greatin this suburb back to you thepeople of Mangere. These are “Ourstories”, so thank you for being apart of that and please share <strong>275</strong><strong>Times</strong> with your friends and familyso we can spread the word aboutthis great place – the <strong>275</strong>!Contact: Tuhin Choudhury

Good food hits spotCaravan cooks: Kapitia Karika and Ietita TavioniGood food is also good for the soul for a group of ladiesfrom the Gateway Church in Mangere Bridge. They runa food caravan at the Mangere markets as a way offundraising for their church. Their range includes CookIsland food like chop suey, raw fish and mayonnaise salad aswell as Indian curries and other sweets and savouries. IetitaTavioni and Kapitia Karika are two of the regulars at the foodcaravan and they say it’s also given them a way of meetingmore people in the community.“There's a nice community in Mangere, people here arelovely. It's a beautiful town. And I think the Mangere marketsare getting better and better. The feedback we’re getting ismore people are coming here than the Otara markets.”Kids get hands dirtyBeautyServicesBUILDINGANDCARPENTRYWelding +Panel beatingRecreation& SportDon’tjust dream it.BusinessAdmin andComputingForcesPre-EntryWarehousing& ForkliftOperationsBECOME IT!Retail3ZERO FEES &TRAVEL SUBSIDYFOR 16-19YRSFREE SELECTEDPROGRAMMES FOR20+ YEAR OLDSHANDS ONTRAININGConditions applyMANGERE(09) 257-5732KELSTON(09) 818-1257PAPAKURA(09) 296-0511Mangere East Community Gardens: Kids and staff fromthe Mangere East Holiday Programme planting the first lotof veggies in the new learning gardens at the CommunityCentre.It's Maori language week so here's a Maori proverb:He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

Community NoticesMangere East Community CentreFree classes starting now: Learners Licence Theory, Korowai &Tãniko Classes, Te Reo, English for Speakers of Other Languages(ESOL), Samoan Language, Cook Island Language, CommunityZUMBA, Salsa Lessons, Tai Chi, Literacy & Numeracy, Before &Afterschool Care.For more information go to: www.mangereeast.orgMANGERE EAST LIBRARY BOOK CHATMangere East Library Book Chat will next meet on Friday, <strong>August</strong>21st at 10.30am. In celebration of Family History Month we will behaving a session on using Ancestry.Com to discover our familyhistory. All welcome and tea/coffee provided.AUCKLAND'S FIRST EVER KI O RAHI CLUBPapatuanuku Marae is starting up Auckland's first ever Ki o RahiClub and it will be based in Mangere! Ki o Rahi is a traditionalMaori sport unlike any other sports but with skills that transferover from a lot of the sports we play. For more info email:papatuanukumarae@xtra.co.nzLAW IN A NUTSHELLGet upskilled at the Mangere Community Law Centre. We arecurrently offering an eight week legal education course. Next onestarts <strong>August</strong> 5. Call <strong>275</strong>-4310 for more info.NEW PLAYGROUP - MANGERE community playgroupA new playgroup is starting up at Mangere Baptist Church. Ages0-5. FREE. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. 10am-2pm. Contact0210332727 for more info. Corner Bader Dr & Ashgrove Rd.FAMILY FUN DAY AT ARTS CENTREThe South Auckland Storylines Family Day is at the Mangere ArtsCentre on Saturday 29th <strong>August</strong> from 11am – 3pm. It will be a funfilledday of authors, illustrators, performers and plenty more book– based delights galore!NUTRITION WORKSHOPSNutritionist Reishma Edward is holding workshops at the Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa Leisure Centre on <strong>August</strong> 5 and 19 from 10am on howto eat healthier. Gold coin donation would be appreciated. Call623-7952 to book a place for this fantastic opportunity.Road works at Kirkbride RoadKIRKBRIDE WESTNo rightturnKirkbrideRoad left handturn reducedfrom two lanesto one laneSH20A NORTHSH20A Northright turnreduced fromtwo lanes toone laneIntroducethe third straightthrough laneshared withthe left turn onSH20A NorthTurning movements at theNSH20A/ Kirkbride Roadintersection will be restrictedfrom 10 <strong>August</strong> until March 2016.Please follow the signposteddetour routes and slow downthrough the intersection asthe road layout has changed.Take extra care on residentialMangere streets as traffic islikely to increase while driversnavigate around works.KEYClosed lanes/constructionareaNo leftturnGEORGE BOLT MEMORIAL DRNo rightturnKIRKBRIDE EASTFor current travel times toand from the airport,visit www.drivelive.nz/AKLPhone 0508 6982 742,www.nzta.govt.nz/sh20a-to-airportMHX07 <strong>275</strong>

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