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EDITION #27<br />

FEBRUARY <strong>2017</strong><br />

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

Māngere’s<br />

times<br />

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

Free!<br />

Our stories, our people, our Māngere<br />

Kōrero paki ō tatou, Tāngata ō tatou, Ngā Hau Māngere ō tatou<br />

People power can protect Ihumātao<br />

The community<br />

campaign to protect<br />

Ihumātao, near the<br />

airport, from a destructive<br />

housing development<br />

is coming into its third<br />

year of opposition.<br />

While the fight is long and the<br />

odds are stacked in favour of<br />

the developer, the people are<br />

winning many of the battles.<br />

Fletcher Residential had expected<br />

to have houses built by the end of<br />

2016. Thanks to the huge efforts from<br />

thousands of whānau, locals and<br />

other supporters from all corners of<br />

the globe, this beautiful historic land is<br />

still, currently, beautiful historic land.<br />


Although they confirmed purchase<br />

in December 2016, Fletcher is now<br />

facing court action in the Māori<br />

Land Court and is yet to re-apply<br />

to Heritage New Zealand Pouhere<br />

Taonga for permission to destroy or<br />

modify the historic site, after their<br />

first application was rejected.<br />

The accuracy of the archaeological<br />

report submitted by Fletcher to<br />

support their application has also been<br />

challenged by senior archaeologists.<br />

This intense focus on the history<br />

of Ihumātao is revealing many<br />

more of the missing pieces in the<br />

story of this precious taonga.<br />

There is still much to be done.<br />

To lend your support:<br />

hhVisit the Tohu Whenua and<br />

Kaitiaki Village at Ihumātao<br />

Quarry Rd, Ihumātao, Māngere.<br />

hhAdd your name to the list<br />

of Protectors of Ihumātao at<br />

protectihumatao.co.nz<br />

hhLike and follow www.facebook.<br />

com/SOUL.no.SHA to keep up to date<br />

with news, events, and action. You<br />

can even see Tia’s story which has<br />

had more than 40,000 views so far.<br />

hhJoin the “Lunch with Fletcher”<br />

pop-up protest every Friday from<br />

11:30am to 12:30pm outside Fletcher’s<br />

head office at 810 Great South Rd<br />

(opposite the Penrose train station).<br />

hhIf you work for a Fletcher<br />

company or contractor, talk to<br />

your fellow workers about not<br />

working on the Ihumātao project.<br />

hhSpread the word. People<br />

power can #protectIHUMĀTAO<br />

P4: Youth space opens P5: Changes to rubbish collections P7: Maramataka

Back to school: Easy as ABC<br />

by Tepara Koti<br />

Across Aotearoa right now,<br />

parents will be checking<br />

uniform tags and shoe<br />

sizes, ticking off stationery<br />

lists, and trolley-shopping<br />

for lunch box ingredients.<br />

Next to Christmas shopping,<br />

this can be one of the<br />

most stressful experiences<br />

of the year. So, how do<br />

you survive the first few<br />

weeks of school?<br />

Māngere mum of six,<br />

Cassandra Burgoyne,<br />

shares some tips on how<br />

she gets her whānau to<br />

transition from happyholiday<br />

mode to the “grind”<br />

of the daily school routine.<br />

Cassandra has lived locally<br />

for nearly four decades, and<br />

understands the pressures<br />

families can face with<br />

rising costs all around us.<br />

Community<br />

Car gets<br />

learners<br />

on the road<br />

Young people in Māngere are stoked<br />

about receiving a “community car”<br />

from Auckland Transport to practice<br />

their driving skills as they prepare<br />

for their practical driving tests.<br />

Last September, as a way<br />

to help South Auckland<br />

mums and dads, she<br />

started ABC Lunches,<br />

which delivers lunch<br />

packs directly to schools.<br />

ABC initially serviced<br />

schools in Māngere and<br />

Papatoetoe, but has<br />

now stretched out to<br />

Ōtāhuhu, Ōtara, Mānukau<br />

and Manurewa.<br />

“As a mother of six children<br />

myself, I understand all<br />

too well how hard it is<br />

financially to provide<br />

nutritious lunches for your<br />

children”, Cassandra says.<br />

The lunches she supplies are<br />

a combination of locallysourced<br />

fresh fruit or vege,<br />

a sandwich or roll, yoghurt<br />

and a home-baked treat.<br />

“ABC Lunches are ordered<br />

online and parents have<br />

told me that they find the<br />

convenience and quality<br />

a great relief”, she says.<br />

Having to make up to<br />

600 lunches a week,<br />

Cassandra has become<br />

an organised master of<br />

sorts. When it comes to<br />

school preparation, here<br />

are her top three tips:<br />

Knowing exactly what your<br />

children need is a must.<br />

Shopping smart and staying<br />

alert for specials can help<br />

immensely. Most of all,<br />

keeping a calm, cool head<br />

can get your household<br />

humming along in no time.<br />

A) Alert Know where to<br />

shop, find the deals. Secondhand<br />

or used clothing<br />

can help you save a lot.<br />

B) Be sure Know what your<br />

child really needs. Contact<br />

your school if you’re unsure.<br />

C) Calm Plan ahead<br />

and keep your cool!<br />

Learn more about<br />

ABC Lunches at www.<br />

abclunches.co.nz or on<br />

Facebook: www.facebook.<br />

com/abclunches<br />


2<br />

Kayla was one of the first to take the<br />

car for a spin. “It’s awesome,” she<br />

says. “I have my Learner Licence but<br />

I don’t have a car to practice in for<br />

my restricted [licence test]. Now I<br />

do, and it even comes with a tutor!”<br />

Behind The Wheel, a communityled<br />

initiative which aims to make<br />

Māngere roads safer by supporting<br />

people to become more competent<br />

drivers, has led a major shift in<br />

people’s thinking about getting<br />

licensed and “driving legit”.<br />

“The past year or so has been<br />

an exciting journey”, says Hone<br />

Fowler from the Māngere East<br />

Community Centre. “Working with<br />

ACC, Auckland Transport, the NZTA<br />

and a wide range of community<br />

In the driver’s seat: Kayla (left) tries out the Community Car with instructor Koia Teinakore.<br />

groups, the community-based driving<br />

programmes are really taking off.”<br />

Through this process, a<br />

growing network of schools<br />

and community groups now<br />

deliver a more accessible and<br />

coordinated range of opportunities<br />

for driving licence support.<br />

“The Community Car will add to<br />

what’s already on offer and provide<br />

a safe vehicle to practice in for<br />

people who need it,” Hone says.<br />

To get involved or to find out<br />

more about the Behind The<br />

Wheel programmes check out<br />





SAT 11 MAR, 10 - 2PM<br />

Village Green (beside the Library)<br />

Massey Rd, Māngere East<br />

Food . Crafts . Cultural Performances . Bouncy Castle . Free Family Fun!<br />


Māngere East Community Centre<br />

372 Massey Road, Māngere East<br />

Email: info@mangereeast.org<br />

Phone 09 <strong>275</strong> 6161<br />

Thanks to:<br />



On Wednesday, 22<br />

<strong>February</strong>, the Ōtāhuhu<br />

Māngere Youth centre<br />

will open its doors<br />

for the first time.<br />

We asked OMYG what<br />

having the space in the<br />

old Ōtāhuhu Library (12 –<br />

16 High St) will mean for<br />

young people in the area.<br />

For those that don’t<br />

know, what is OMYG?<br />

OMYG (Ōtāhuhu Māngere<br />

Youth Group) is a bunch of<br />

trail-blazing young people<br />

who are determined to<br />

ensure that the voices of<br />

young people are heard on<br />

issues that affect them.<br />

We implement<br />

programmes, initiatives<br />

and incentives in Māngere<br />

and Ōtāhuhu to assist<br />

young people to unleash<br />

their full potential and<br />

their authentic identities.<br />

What does the new space<br />

mean to OMYG and what<br />

are your plans for it?<br />

It means opportunity!<br />

Having a youth space<br />

enables us to further serve<br />

our communities. By<br />

inviting young people into<br />

a safe environment we can<br />

help them connect with<br />

a variety of leaders and<br />

engage in programmes<br />

related to creativity,<br />

talent, education, health,<br />

confidence and more.<br />

Why is being youth-led/<br />

driven important? The<br />

idea of a group of young<br />

people being granted a<br />

space to serve other young<br />

people is a foreign concept,<br />

but OMYG aims to be<br />

our own representatives<br />

Make over: Members of Ōtāhuhu Māngere Youth Group prepare<br />

the old Ōtāhuhu Library for its new life as a youth space.<br />

and to continuously<br />

initiate positive change<br />

in other young people’s<br />

lives – and in our own.<br />

Young people know<br />

young people best and<br />

being youth-led is really<br />

important as it creates<br />

social cohesion.<br />

What are your plans for<br />

day one? We open at<br />

12pm on Wed, 22 <strong>February</strong>,<br />

with programmes running<br />

from 3:30pm onwards.<br />

Come along and check<br />

us out. It’s free for all!<br />

Mangere College News<br />

How can people find out<br />

more or get involved?<br />

We're on Facebook: OMYG<br />

– Ōtāhuhu Māngere<br />

Youth Group, or email us:<br />

otahuhumangereyouth<br />

group@gmail.com<br />

‘The results being<br />

achieved by<br />

Mangere College<br />

clearly show the<br />

positive impact<br />

that great<br />

teachers and<br />

great schools<br />

can have on the<br />

achievement of<br />

their students.’<br />

Hon Hekia<br />

Parata<br />

Start dates<br />

for <strong>2017</strong>:<br />

Year 9: Wednesday 1 <strong>February</strong> at<br />

9:00am<br />

Year 10: Thursday 2 <strong>February</strong> at 8:30am<br />

Seniors: Wednesday 1 <strong>February</strong> at<br />

10:00am<br />

New courses<br />

for <strong>2017</strong>:<br />

• Mandarin at Year 9<br />

• Vocational Pathways at<br />

Year 13<br />

• Digital Technologies<br />

We welcome the following new<br />

staff members in <strong>2017</strong>:<br />

Position at Mangere Previously:<br />

College:<br />

Kyla Matatahi English Teacher English Teacher at Macleans College<br />

Emma McCosh Mathematics Teacher Mathematics and PE teacher at<br />

Hume Central Secondary College in<br />

Melbourne<br />

Taryn Slee<br />

Physical Education &<br />

Health Teacher<br />

Physical Education & Health Teacher at<br />

Glenfield College<br />

Deb Ward Deputy Principal Learning Area Director: Languages<br />

(Acting) at Epsom Girls Grammar<br />

School<br />

Kerehi Warwick Te Reo Maori Teacher TeachFirst participant, starting<br />

teaching career<br />

Keir Whipp Deputy Principal Head of English at Aorere College<br />

Ph: 09 <strong>275</strong>4029 | enrol@mangere.school.nz | www.mangere.school.nz<br />

facebook.com/MangereCollege | 23 Bader Drive Mangere, Auckland 2022<br />






Don’t want to pay extra for a big bin? Justine (left) and Koia have tips for reducing your rubbish.<br />

Big changes<br />

to rubbish<br />

collections<br />

Wheelie bins to replace black<br />

rubbish bags throughout<br />

South Auckland.<br />

By Justine Skilling<br />

Waste Minimisation Facilitator<br />

Talking Rubbish, ME Family Services<br />

There’s a big change coming in the way<br />

Auckland Council collects household<br />

rubbish in Māngere. Our days of being<br />

able to put out unlimited black rubbish<br />

bags are coming to an end, with<br />

120-litre red-lidded wheelie bins (like the<br />

ones used in other parts of Auckland)<br />

heading our way later this year.<br />

For some of us, fitting our weekly<br />

household waste into one of these bins<br />

it’s going to be a bit of a challenge. If your<br />

household puts out more than 2½ bags<br />

of rubbish a week, this could mean you.<br />

Reducing your rubbish<br />

There are ways of cutting down how<br />

much rubbish your household creates<br />

though. Using your recycle bin for paper,<br />

cardboard, glass, metal and plastic<br />

containers will save a lot of space in<br />

the new bin. These materials are taken<br />

to recycling facilities and turned into<br />

new products – a much better end<br />

then sitting in a landfill for hundreds<br />

of years, or sometimes forever!<br />

If you’re not sure what you can<br />

recycle, have a look at www.<br />

makethemostofwaste.co.nz<br />

You can also keep all your soft plastics<br />

out of the rubbish by collecting them<br />

up and taking them to one of the soft<br />

plastics collection bins at Pak ‘n Save, The<br />

Warehouse, Countdown or New World.<br />

Soft plastic includes anything that can be<br />

scrunched into a ball, such as supermarket<br />

bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, food<br />

packaging and cling film. These are turned<br />

into hard plastic used in playgrounds and<br />

parks. (See recycling.kiwi.nz/soft-plastics)<br />

If you’re a gardener, or have some outdoor<br />

space at your place, food waste can also<br />

come out of your bin and be returned<br />

to the Earth. There are lots of different<br />

ways of doing this. If you’re not sure<br />

where to start, The Compost Collective<br />

runs workshops around our community<br />

where you can learn how to start a<br />

compost bin, worm farm or Bokashi bin.<br />

(See compostcollective.org.nz) You can<br />

also ask for advice on this at one of our<br />

fabulous local community gardens.<br />

Talking Rubbish is here to help, so please<br />

get in touch with us if you’d like some<br />

support with making less rubbish at your<br />

place. Waste Minimisation Facilitator<br />

Koia Teinakore has first-hand experience<br />

of reducing rubbish. His family of nine<br />

has gone from putting out five bags<br />

to just one bag each week! We have<br />

lots of ideas and resources that could<br />

help your family achieve this too, and<br />

we’re happy to come out and run<br />

workshops for groups or organisations<br />

in the Māngere/Ōtāhuhu area.<br />

Let’s all work together and support each<br />

other to be good kaitiaki of Māngere!<br />

Contact Talking Rubbish for<br />

more info: ph. 022 102 8195 or<br />

email justine@mefsc.org.nz<br />

Māngere’s inorganic<br />

rubbish collections are<br />

scheduled for March<br />

and April this year.<br />

Remember, Auckland<br />

Council no longer<br />

collects inorganic<br />

rubbish left on the<br />

roadside or footpath.<br />

If you want your<br />

inorganics collected, you<br />

must contact Council<br />

to book a pick-up.<br />

Book a FREE pick-up<br />

• yCall Auckland Council<br />

on 09 301 0101,<br />

• yvisit a council<br />

service centre, or<br />

• yuse the online<br />

booking tool:<br />

inorganiccollections.<br />

aucklandcouncil.<br />

govt.nz/Inorganic/<br />

InorganicWaste<br />

Don’t miss out!<br />

Rubbish from different<br />

parts of Māngere<br />

will be collected at<br />

different times during<br />

March and April.<br />

Bookings for your street<br />

will close 12 days before<br />

the first pick up date.<br />

You should get a flyer in<br />

your letterbox to remind<br />

you to book about three<br />

weeks prior to collection,<br />

but early bookings<br />

are recommended.<br />

Don’t miss out. Contact<br />

Council and book your<br />

free pick-up today.<br />

Need more info?<br />

To find out more about<br />

what kinds of rubbish<br />

Council will collect,<br />

how much rubbish you<br />

can put out, and where<br />

to put it, call Auckland<br />

Council or visit: www.<br />

makethemostofwaste.<br />

co.nz/inorganiccollection/<br />


Theatre<br />

Review:<br />


by Susan & Vaaiga<br />

Autagavaia<br />

The production Lalelei<br />

(meaning ‘beautiful’ in<br />

its most simple Samoan<br />

interpretation) by Sau<br />

E Siva Company was a<br />

delicate, powerful and<br />

youthful expression of an<br />

ancient Polynesian story,<br />

a tale of a more universal<br />

love than Shakespeare’s<br />

Romeo and Juliet – the<br />

Samoan legend of The<br />

Turtle and The Shark.<br />

Creative director, Troy<br />

Tu’ua, with the Sau E Siva<br />

creatives (Epine Savea,<br />

Idalene Ati, Italia Hunt, Jill<br />

Karapani and Leki Bourke)<br />

brought together more<br />

than 40 Māngere and<br />

South Auckland performers,<br />

designers, musicians<br />

and technicians who<br />

performed at the Māngere<br />

Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu<br />

o Uenuku for six nights in<br />

early December 2016.<br />

In this rendition of the<br />

legend, Fonuea (Maxine<br />

Tautalafua) and her true<br />

love (Junior Finau) leave<br />

their homes in Savai'i<br />

because of the high chief<br />

Malietoa Faiga’s (Lance<br />

Leo Leone) jealous<br />

pursuit of, and desire<br />

for, Fonuea’s affection.<br />

The pair’s refuge in the<br />

village of Vaitogi in Tutuila<br />

(American Samoa) is short<br />

lived and in an ultimate<br />

sign of their everlasting<br />

commitment they are<br />

immortalised as the<br />

revered Turtle and Shark,<br />

ever after dwelling in<br />

the waters of Vaitogi.<br />

Taking the choral songs<br />

and group choreography<br />

familiar to the eyes and<br />

ears of the elders of the<br />

community, and pairing<br />

them with ballroom dance<br />

and popular ballads of the<br />

Members of Sau E Siva perform Lalelei at Māngere Arts Centre in December last year.<br />

modern generations, Lalelei<br />

re-imagined this story and<br />

these artistic expressions<br />

anew in a one-hour show.<br />

The traditional subtle<br />

smile of the Samoan<br />

tamaita’i (young women)<br />

and the graceful bounds<br />

of the Samoan taule’ale’a<br />

(young men) were gently<br />

woven together with the<br />

energy and exhilaration<br />

of today’s maturing<br />

Polyfest generation.<br />

The confident and<br />

genuinely endearing<br />

performances of the lead<br />

characters paralleled the<br />

exceptional and effortless<br />

home-grown talent of<br />

the greater ensemble.<br />

Even more stirring was<br />

the constant binding<br />

strand of Disney-level<br />

splendour and excellence<br />

in their orchestration of<br />

movement and sound.<br />

The authenticity of their<br />

efforts reaffirmed the<br />

outstanding quality they<br />

aspired to and undoubtedly<br />

attained. This authenticity<br />

helped them to uplift<br />

and uphold the honour<br />

of the story’s unifying<br />

Polynesian theme –<br />

passionate, humble and<br />

faithful love enduring<br />

against the violent rage<br />

of envious desire.<br />

Lalelei by Sau E Siva<br />

Company stands at that<br />

moment that subtly marks<br />

the changing tide where<br />

the powerful waves that<br />

have carried one way<br />

pause in the delicate<br />

brevity of time before<br />

the sea is turned and<br />

renewed in both energy<br />

and direction. This is a<br />

moment for all the people<br />

and the land that make up<br />

Māngere’s past, present<br />

and future to collectively<br />

arise, to linger in that most<br />

slight time between the<br />

slow and confident inhale<br />

and exhale – the breathing<br />

of life – knowing that the<br />

stories of our common<br />

inheritance are alive<br />

today and will live on into<br />

tomorrow. Kia Ora! Ia Ola!<br />




By Shirl’e Fruean<br />

Word on the Street is a new column<br />

that focusses on the musicians<br />

and artists of Māngere.<br />

This month, Word on the Street<br />

looks at an inspiring, uplifting<br />

and growing movement from the<br />

eastside of Māngere, piloted by<br />

hip-hop entrepreneur Toko Manuel.<br />

Toko, who is also known as<br />

Prestige, was doing voluntary<br />

work at Māngere East Community<br />

Centre in 2006 when he discovered<br />

his passion for helping<br />

the youth of South Auckland.<br />

He started a free audio-engineering<br />

programme to help up-andcoming<br />

local artists who were<br />

passionate about beat-making<br />

and recording rap music, but had<br />

no access to recording studios.<br />

From humble beginnings, Toko<br />

has been consistently grinding<br />

behind the scenes: running his<br />

own radio station (RepFM), as<br />

well as setting up local events<br />

and teaching. He is now in the<br />

process of restarting his youth<br />

development programme<br />

“Passion To Profession” in<br />

Māngere East and Ōtara.<br />

“I only want those who are<br />

serious and passionate”, says<br />

Toko. As a dedicated father,<br />

CEO of RepFM and member<br />

of the infamous rap group<br />

Recommended Dosage,<br />

Toko’s time is precious, so he<br />

will only recruit students with the<br />

drive to become competent and<br />

successful with the knowledge<br />

and tools he provides.<br />

The Passion to Profession<br />

programme has evolved over the<br />

years. As well as beat-making<br />

and recording, the programme<br />

now gives students a platform<br />

to perform their music live at<br />

local community events and<br />

festivals, and even the chance to<br />

work alongside award-winning<br />

local artists such as Savage.<br />

“The [programme's] focus this<br />

year will be on the art forms<br />

of deejaying, emceeing, sound<br />

engineering, audio engineering<br />

and setting up sound equipment<br />

at local events”, says Toko.<br />

In a recent interview with Tagata<br />

Pasifika, Toko talked about how<br />

tough it has been to build a career<br />

in music – especially in a low socioeconomic<br />

area of South Auckland.<br />

But staying positive and having a<br />

great team behind him has made it<br />

all possible for the Māngere emcee.<br />

For info about enrolling in Passion<br />

to Profession, visit www.repfm.<br />

co.nz or email toko@repfm.co.nz<br />

Passionate professional: Toko (Prestige) Manuel supports Māngere's rising hip-hop artists.<br />


<strong>February</strong> <strong>2017</strong><br />

by Ayla Hoeta<br />

Ngā mihi nui o te tau hau – a<br />

big happy New Year whānau.<br />

Hope you had a relaxing<br />

summer break and are enjoying<br />

being back on the grind!<br />

We’ve kicked off this New Year<br />

excited and ready to go from<br />

1 January, <strong>2017</strong>. However in<br />

te ao Māori (the Māori world)<br />

we celebrate new year when<br />

Puanga rises in the eastern<br />

sky at the start of the winter<br />

months – around early June.<br />

Many different indigenous groups<br />

celebrate their new year at different<br />

times according to their culture<br />

and history. Chinese New Year <strong>2017</strong><br />

kicks off on January 28, for example.<br />

In te ao Māori, this time of year<br />

(<strong>February</strong>) is Matiti Raurehu, the<br />

fifth phase of summer and the<br />

driest part of the year. The ground<br />

cracks and reminds you that the<br />

earth is thirsting for water.<br />

Matiti Kaiwai came earlier than<br />

it usually does this year. This<br />

means Matiti Raurehu is early too.<br />

It can be difficult to detect this<br />

phase of summer, but activities<br />

at this time include preserving<br />

kai for the months ahead.<br />

Key planting and fishing days<br />

are Tangaroa a mua, Tangaroa<br />

a roto and Tangaroa kiokio<br />

(17 – 19 <strong>February</strong>). The Oike<br />

day, which is best for weeding<br />

and tidying the garden, is on 13<br />

<strong>February</strong>. Rākaunui, the highest<br />

energy day, is 10 <strong>February</strong>.<br />

If you would like to set your<br />

maramataka dial, check the date<br />

of the full moon (11 <strong>February</strong>),<br />

and align 'Rākaunui' on the big<br />

orange circle with the number '10'<br />

on the small blue circle. Rākaunui<br />

sets the calendar every month<br />

as long as it aligns with the day<br />

before the full moon. If you would<br />

like a maramataka dial visit the<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Facebook page.<br />

Next month we'll talk about the last<br />

phases of summer: Matiti Rautapata<br />

and Matiti Rauangina, and moving<br />

into the autumn months.<br />

Ngā mihi nui, whānau. Hope<br />

you enjoy your maramataka<br />

read. If you have more patai,<br />

please email me: ayla.hoeta@<br />

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />


Community Notices<br />

Church story told: Rev. Peter Sykes at the Selwyn Anglican Church<br />


Selwyn Anglican Church in Massey Rd, Māngere East will launch<br />

“The Church On The Corner” on 5 March at 9.30am. Compiled by<br />

Christopher Paxton, the book traces the life of the congregation<br />

and local community from the church's construction in Ōtāhuhu<br />

in 1851 to recent times.<br />


Get assistance with your CV and connect with people who<br />

can help you in your search for a job. The A2E programme is<br />

a relaxed, informal, FREE session held in the Māngere Town<br />

Centre Library at 10:30am on Fridays. Meet other locals and<br />

hear from employers and training agencies. All ages and<br />

backgrounds welcome. Starts Friday, 10 Feb.<br />


The Homework Club at Māngere Town Centre Library offers<br />

a FREE structured, fun and exciting programme for students<br />

aged 5 to 18. The club starts again on Monday, 13 Feb and runs<br />

3.30pm – 4.45pm, Monday to Thursday. All welcome.<br />


Saturday, 18 Feb 10am – 3pm at Walter Massey Park, Māngere<br />

East. Register and join in the football fun. New members<br />

welcome. For more info, visit www.manukaucityafc.com, email<br />

ManukauCityFootballClub@gmail.com or ph. 021 299 0210.<br />


Mellow Bumps FREE antenatal group starts Wednesday, 15 Feb<br />

10am – 12:30pm at Māngere East Community Centre. To enrol,<br />

call 09 263 0798 or email tawera.ormsby@ohomairangi.co.nz<br />


We'd love to hear from local writers, photographers and anyone<br />

else interested in contributing to the <strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>. Get in touch at<br />

www.facebook.com/<strong>275</strong>times or email <strong>275</strong><strong>Times</strong>@gmail.com<br />

Community notices are FREE for non-profit organisations.<br />

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