Our stories, our people, our Māngere
Kōrero paki ō tatou, Tāngata ō tatou, Ngā Hau Māngere ō tatou
brothers stay loCal - go global
Loyalty and hard work are Ofa and his brothers have remained “I love my old school and Mangere. It
two of the main ingredients loyal to Mangere College despite the provided me friendships and much
that Ofa and Isi Tu’ungafasi offers of lucrative scholarships to go support.”
credit for their success as
“It was a big temptation and back
then it was hard for us just to get "If you do the
The former Mangere College students
have both represented New Zealand
“But my dad has always said, if
at the Junior World Cup and are
you’re playing well, you’ll get
currently playing together in
noticed and I think looking
the ITM Cup for Auckland.
back it taught me a lot about
Ofa, the older of the
two and a current Blues
Ofa says another value he
player says there’s been
Ofa says it’s awesome having Isi
learnt growing up in Mangere
no luck involved in their
in the Auckland squad with
and attending the local
him and he’d love it if
schools was how to
“I don’t believe in miracles
or luck, if you do the
Victor and Seleti
hard yards the
could also join
them in the ITM
Cup team as
And Ofa knows
they both play
in Auckland agegroup
While most of
his team mates
a dream of ours
in the Auckland
to all play together
squad came from
one-day. So hopefully I
can play for Auckland
schools where things
long enough for the
like boots and gear
younger ones to join
were provided for,
BRUISE BROTHERS: Both Isi, left and Ofa have made New Zealand age-group sides.
KEWL CLUB MANGERE hot STOP PROJECT: Māngere Town Centre Library KEWL Club kids were inspired by the
Wellington Media Collective's exhibition We Will Work With You to design a logo for a community initiative called Hot
Stop. This Kewl Club project is a collaboration with the Mangere Arts Centre and the Mangere Town Centre Library.
Empowering families still at heart of ME
of age and have gone from a centre
based on providing services to more
of a social enterprise organisation.”
However, he reiterates the underlying
focus of ME hasn’t changed as it will
still be about making families better.
“Our vision is to see strong family
units being created and empowered
and each year we have grown that a
little bit more.”
CELEBRATION: Christine Porio and her team ended the festivities with a special dance.
Over 100 people gathered
at the Mangere East Hawks
Rugby League clubrooms
to celebrate the launch of
ME Family Services' new
branding and to say goodbye
to the old name of Mangere
East Family Service Centre.
ME Family Services chairman Peter
Cleland says despite the service
supporting families and individuals
Garden to table inspires culture change
“Green Food Zone: No Junk
Food” declares the sign in
the entrance to Mangere
Central School on Kirkbride
The school has recently become part
of Garden to Table, a comprehensive
programme that allows children to
experience the whole process of
growing, harvesting, cooking and,
most importantly, eating food right in
their school grounds.
“In his work with families around
budgeting, our social worker
discovered that many were spending
substantial amounts weekly on tuck
shop lunches” says Principal Maria
“The 'garden to table' movement is a
way for us to move away from having
a school tuck shop. "We also hope
that the plants the kids take home
will survive and contribute to feeding
Words: Justin Latif Design: Jo Latif
Publisher: ME Family Services
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right across Mangere and South
Auckland, they will never forget their
“Even though our name has changed,
our heart will always be in Mangere
Mr Cleland says this change isn’t just
about a new logo and slogan but
reflects a shift in the organisation’s
“There’s been a collective shift to
being more empowering. We’ve come
LEADERS: ME Family Services chairman
Peter Cleland and CEO Peter Sykes
GRUBS UP: The Garden to Table programme at Mangere Central School is making a
real difference to budgets and health for families and their children.
families well into the future”.
theme in our strategic plan, so
The school plans in a few years, to sustainable living is an important part
have an abundant food forest for the of our curriculum”, says Maria.
school community to enjoy.
“The students are loving the
The school is also aiming to be zero programme and it has very quickly
waste by 2017.
become an important feature in our
“We have a strong 'future focus' school culture."
Contact: Tuhin Choudhury
Fresh take on old story
set to challenge youth
just dream it.
and the Good Seed
Trust are teaming
these school holidays
to bring a fun,
fresh take on the
called Isitolo and the
Jason, who's worked
on a number of plays,
both an actor and on the
production side, says
working with children is
an exciting challenge.
"There's a big difference
between working with
children and adults.
"Children obviously find
things like learning lines
hard, but they aren't as
shy as adults."
The Mangere Bridge
resident has written
and directed this play
and expects up to 70
children to take part
over the two shows. He
says the story will be a
familiar one for many
"It's based on the
structure of Cinderella,
about a young boy who
comes from the Islands
to New Zealand and tries
to find himself.
"He learns to become
more courageous and
holds his own in the face
ZERO FEES &
20+ YEAR OLDS
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: "You don't think your way into a new kind of living. You live your
way into a new kind of thinking.”
T3 Sport & Team Ltd presents the inaugural:
“T3 COMMUNITY BUSINESS EXPO”
The T3 COMMUNITY BUSINESS EXPO is set for October 31st.
From 10am - 2pm at the Mangere East Hawks netball courts
carpark side. This expo is a great opportunity for businesses of
all sizes in and around Mangere East to showcase their products or
services, create new networks and engage with the local community.
There’ll be a mixture of businesses including health and sports
providers, hospitality and craft makers and social support services.
Stalls are still available, to register your interest phone Tony on 027
4497900 or email email@example.com and check us out at
MANGERE TOWN CENTRE LIBRARY HOLIDAY
Monday 28 September, 10.30am - 11.15am
Get your groovy shoes on and learn some crazy dance moves.
3D crafts with a buzz!
Wednesday 30 September, 10.30am - 11.15am
Learn about electric circuits as you create your special neon
masterpiece! Check out their Facebook page for a full events
Man-Atua at Mangere Arts Centre - Nga Tohu o Uenuku, A dance
performance as a tribute to mankind's response to war. The ever
changing world repeats yesterday, today, tomorrow. Saturday 31
October 2015 7:30pm – 9:00pm.
For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/mangereartscentre
Mangere East C.C. holiday programme
Looking for someone to care for your kids these holidays?
Check out the MANGERE EAST HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
~ DAY TRIPS (e.g. Kelly Tarltons, Amazing Race, MOTAT)
~ EXTENDED HOURS (7.30am - 6pm)
Leave your child in safe hands these holidays with our amazing staff
of experienced and engaging child carers.
Contact Maia: 029 773 0146 - 275 6161 - firstname.lastname@example.org
OTAHUHU ETHNIC FOOD FESTIVAL
Celebrate Auckland's ethnic diversity through food.
It will be held on Saturday 10 October along the mainstreet of
Otahuhu amongst the bargain shops. There will be more than 50
ethnic food stalls, stage entertainment from DJ SirVere, Swiss, Tyree,
Deach, PNC and KOne, plus heaps of other awesome activities.
AMBURY FARM DAY
Give the kids a taste of life on the farm. Sunday 4 October, 10am-
4pm, Ambury Regional Park. Free entry - rides cost extra.
MOANA-A-KIWA POOLS JUNIOR B-BALL CLUB
Mangere heat - Join our Basketball club on Wednesday afternoons!
Under 9’s 3.45pm, Under 11’s 4.30pm, only $5 per lesson, term time
only. Term 4 starts 21 October - ENROL NOW!
MANGERE GARDEN TOUR
A tour of inspiring gardens in Mangere to get ideas for starting your
own garden. Lots of ideas about low cost gardening using resources
that are all around us. day, October 15at 9:15am - 2:30pm. 16-18
Ferguson St, Mangere East.
HOT STOP - FREE HOT DRINKS AT BUS STOP
A community initiative has been started at the Mangere Town
Centre Bus Stop aimed at making our people feel safer around the
town centre at night. Currently it runs every Thursday from 730pm
-9pm. Volunteers are needed to give out free drinks to the public
and bus drivers. For more info go to: https://www.facebook.com/
LAW IN A NUTSHELL
The popular Mangere Community Law Centre 8-week course starts
again on October 14, Law In A Nutshell. This weekly course provides
attendees with a wide range of in-depth knowledge into important
areas of the law that can upskill us for our work and daily lives. For
more info call: 275-4310
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10AM - 5PM
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