275 Times August 2017

Mangere community news. This month: Youth enterprise, Mafana Creative, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE), Waitako War, Robertson Road School Speedball, Maramataka, Southside Rise - and more!

Mangere community news. This month: Youth enterprise, Mafana Creative, World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE), Waitako War, Robertson Road School Speedball, Maramataka, Southside Rise - and more!


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EDITION #33<br />

AUGUST <strong>2017</strong><br />

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

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

Māngere’s<br />

times<br />

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

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

Māngere<br />

GOES TO<br />

CANADA<br />

Free!<br />

Representatives from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa lead a huge haka during<br />

the opening ceremony at the WIPCE conference in Toronto, Canada.<br />

Māngere was well<br />

represented at the<br />

World Indigenous<br />

Peoples Conference<br />

on Education (WIPCE)<br />

held in Toronto,<br />

Canada last month.<br />

Big contingents from both Te<br />

Wānanga o Aotearoa and Te<br />

Kura Māori o Ngā Tapuwae in<br />

Māngere participated in the<br />

international conference, and<br />

joined in a rousing haka during<br />

the opening ceremony.<br />


Among the other representatives<br />

were two residents from<br />

Māngere East – Maia Te Ra<br />

Fowler and Tawera Ormsby.<br />

Maia delivered a presentation on<br />

a co-design project that began<br />

last year at the Māngere East<br />

Community Centre in collaboration<br />

with Ohomairangi Trust.<br />

She explained how the project<br />

aims to better understand<br />

the experiences of parents<br />

whose children have been<br />

taken out of their care, and<br />

who have been ordered to<br />

attend a parenting course.<br />

>> continued on page 2<br />

Inset:<br />

Māngere East's<br />

Maia Te Ra Fowler & Tawera Ormsby<br />

presented at the WIPCE conference.<br />

P2: Waikato Wars P3: Youth Enterprises P5: Maramataka P6: Southside Rise


>> continued from page 1<br />

The insights gained from the<br />

project challenge providers and<br />

government agencies to better<br />

respond to the needs of parents<br />

and their children when they<br />

are separated, acknowledging<br />

the importance of maintaining<br />

healthy whakapapa links.<br />

Maia explained that a growing<br />

revival of the Māori culture and<br />

language, after being heavily<br />

suppressed for generations, gives<br />

renewed identity and hope.<br />

However discrimination, poverty<br />

and the plunder of heritage<br />

lands still haunts Aotearoa. She<br />

highlighted the example of<br />

the plans of a foreign-owned<br />

company (Fletcher Residential)<br />

to desecrate the Ihumātao<br />

landscape in Māngere with<br />

a huge housing project.<br />

Tawera presented on Kia<br />

Manawaroa Mellow Bumps – an<br />

antenatal parenting programme<br />

for expectant parents, which is<br />

also offered by Ohomairangi Trust<br />

at the Māngere East centre. This<br />

six-week programme helps parents<br />

work towards reducing stress,<br />

building resilience, and forming and<br />

maintaining positive relationships<br />

with their unborn child.<br />

For more information on these<br />

programmes ph. 09 <strong>275</strong> 6161.<br />

Tactics & teamwork hit the spot<br />

Robertson Road’s Speedball team (Back Row): Hakirau Walter, Ashleigh Kerin (Teacher), Sonny<br />

Colin, Fagaio Fagaio, TeArake Matetaka, Peter-Ray Havili-Teinaki, Kona Palmer (Teacher).<br />

Front Row: Jacob Mackie, Veiongo Finau, Cyrus Palmer, Fatongiahelotu Pulu (Photo: Sally Ikinofo)<br />

Collaboration, communication and<br />

quick thinking helped students from<br />

Robertson Road School win third place<br />

overall in an inter-school Speedball<br />

tournament in June.<br />

Competing against much older<br />

students from James Cook High<br />

School, the ten players from Robertson<br />

Road held their own during the actionpacked<br />

contest, impressing their<br />

teachers with their skills, sportsmanship<br />

and can-do attitude.<br />

“Four-minute rounds with fivemember<br />

teams seem easy at first”,<br />

says Year 7 – 8 teacher Kona Palmer,<br />

“then the rounds get more intense<br />

as teams play to win, and the mind<br />

has to think more strategically.”<br />

Year 5 – 6 teacher Ashleigh Kerin<br />

is enthusiastic about the benefits<br />

of Speedball. “I’ve seen the positive<br />

changes in the students around the<br />

school,” she says. “I look forward<br />

to more students having access<br />

to such a great programme!”<br />

Speedball is a fast-paced form of<br />

paintball. Players use air guns to<br />

fire pellets of paint at each other<br />

while racing around a small field<br />

filled with bunkers and obstacles.<br />

Marchers prepare to join the hikoi<br />

at the Nixon monument in Ōtāhuhu<br />

Waikato war remembered<br />

By Brendan Corbett<br />

One hundred and fifty-four<br />

years ago on July 8, the<br />

call went out for farmers<br />

and volunteers to assemble<br />

at Ōtāhuhu and prepare<br />

for the Invasion of the<br />

Waikato. The volunteers<br />

were supported by the<br />

British Army from the Albert<br />

Barracks (now Albert Park).<br />

Māori from Ihumātao to<br />

Papakura were evicted<br />

from their villages and<br />

forced to make their<br />

way to the Waikato;<br />

their land confiscated.<br />

The farmer militia and<br />

British Army marched down<br />

Great South Road to Drury,<br />

then to Pokeno and finally<br />

to the Mangatāwhiri River.<br />

At dawn on July 12 the<br />

soldiers crossed the river and<br />

the Invasion of the Waikato<br />

began. This was the biggest<br />

and most significant war<br />

ever fought in New Zealand.<br />

From July 8 to 12 this year,<br />

a group of Aucklanders<br />

retraced this walk to learn, to<br />

experience and to remember.<br />

We will remember them –<br />

because the land war has<br />

not ended. The ongoing<br />

fight to protect Ihumātao<br />

is just one example. This<br />

war didn’t happen in<br />

North Africa, Gallipoli or<br />

in Europe. It was in South<br />

Auckland and the Waikato.<br />

Join us next year for the<br />

155th commemoration of the<br />

Great War for New Zealand.<br />





Every year, thousands of students across NZ get a taste<br />

of the business world by starting their own companies.<br />

Working in teams, they create and sell a real product or service<br />

as part of the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).<br />

We talked to students from two local schools who<br />

have taken up the YES challenge in <strong>2017</strong>.<br />

Sili Ice Cream<br />

Kings College<br />

Sili is producing ice cream made with koko<br />

imported from Samoa. The team’s mission is<br />

to raise awareness of Samoan culture in New<br />

Zealand. They also donate 10% of their profits<br />

to the Samoan Victim Support Centre.<br />

So far they’ve sold their ice cream at markets<br />

around South Auckland. “Our biggest success<br />

to date has been selling out at the Māngere<br />

Market,” says Marketing Director Ponaivao Young<br />

Yen. “Our biggest challenge has been finding<br />

somewhere to manufacture the ice cream.”<br />

To finance their business, the group has held fundraisers<br />

both at school and outside of school, and each<br />

member also invested some of his or her own money.<br />

Right now, Sili ice cream costs $5 a tub and comes<br />

in two flavours: Koko & Chocolate, and Vanilla &<br />

Koko. The team plans to expand their range in future,<br />

however, and they’ve already tested a mint option.<br />

If you’re keen to try Sili ice cream for yourself, you’ll<br />

need to follow @sili_icecream on Instagram or<br />

@siliicecream (Facebook) and watch for posts about<br />

where they'll be next.<br />

Right: Taster pots<br />

of Sili ice cream.<br />

Below: The Sili ice<br />

cream team. (Left to<br />

right) Kalpesh Morar,<br />

Blaze Bellamy, Paul<br />

Hickson, Milo Lakin,<br />

Jacqueline Gatfield-<br />

Jeffries (CEO) and<br />

Ponaivao Young Yen.<br />

The OOO<br />

Yes Team:<br />

(Clockwise from<br />

left) Peter Sykes<br />

(Mentor), Purotu<br />

Samuel, Kasinga<br />

Mafi, Malaea Siliga,<br />

Luseane Talauli,<br />

Litia Vila (CEO)<br />

and Eva Siafa.<br />

Above: Concept<br />

design for the Picture<br />

That multi-task board.<br />

OOO Yes<br />

Auckland Seventh-day Adventist High School<br />

“The Picture That multi-task board is for students,<br />

office workers, or even those who stay home full<br />

time,” says OOO Yes Marketing Director, Eva Siafa.<br />

Recognising that people often miss appointments<br />

and other important events because they misplace<br />

their letters or notes, the team has designed a product<br />

to help their customers “stay on top of everything.”<br />

The multi-task board is made from recycled and upcycled<br />

materials, and comes with pockets for pens and letters.<br />

For a small extra charge, the team can personalise your<br />

board by incorporating a special theme or object.<br />

To help develop their product, the OOO Yes team<br />

has conducted customer surveys and designed<br />

several prototypes. Although this work is ongoing,<br />

they have already received a number of pre-orders.<br />

Once the boards go into production, the team<br />

plans to sell them at local markets for $25 each.<br />

To find out more about OOO Yes, or order your own<br />

Picture That board, get in touch with them by email:<br />

oooyes119@gmail.com, or on Facebook @OOO YES.<br />

The OOO Yes team would like to acknowledge the late<br />

Ms Shirley Upton who played a huge role in getting<br />

their company off the ground. They also want to thank<br />

their current business teacher Mr Samuel Aruwa, and<br />

mentor Mr Peter Sykes, for their guidance and support.<br />



By Sally Barnett<br />

& Bronwyn Bent –<br />

Māngere Ōtāhuhu<br />

Community Arts<br />

Well-known DJ and<br />

Māngere local Alfred<br />

’Aholelei (Dj Al’Goodie)<br />

is all too familiar with<br />

the mainstream media<br />

representation of South<br />

Auckland as “negative<br />

and brown”. It’s what<br />

inspired him to set up his<br />

company Māfana Creative,<br />

alongside producer Susana<br />

Pahulu and creative<br />

director Alice Lolohea.<br />

Māfana means doing<br />

something with warmth<br />

or heart in Tongan. “We<br />

started making videos<br />

for a series called 'Fala<br />

Talks' through the Pacific<br />

Media Network, to provide<br />

inspiration in particular to<br />

our Pacific communities,”<br />

Alfred explains. “We aim<br />

to showcase people who<br />

don’t get the light they<br />

deserve, and to highlight<br />

South Auckland as a<br />

richly diverse area.”<br />

The team is currently<br />

working on a new series<br />

of online videos called<br />

Māngere Ōtāhuhu<br />

Creatives – with support<br />

from the Māngere<br />

Ōtāhuhu Local Board.<br />

The series has recently<br />

featured entrepreneur<br />

Selina Jones-Ofisa of<br />

Nesian Nails, visual artist<br />

Mimita Kiripati and a<br />

refugee women’s craft<br />

group from the Māngere<br />

East Community Centre.<br />

While other members of<br />

Māfana Creative studied<br />

communications and<br />

journalism at university,<br />

Alfred says he started in<br />

music from nothing, using<br />

his own experiences and<br />

connections to get DJ<br />

gigs. And when he set up<br />

Māfana Creative in 2015<br />

“we just borrowed cameras<br />

and hustled equipment<br />

to get started,” he says.<br />

Alfred believes that you<br />

never stop learning, and he<br />

encourages anyone with<br />

“a desire to put something<br />

together” not to wait “for<br />

the right time to do it, ’cos<br />

there’s never a right time.<br />

Just do it. If your story is<br />

4<br />

Skills Update Celebrates<br />

Students from Te Kura Kaupapa<br />

Māori a Rohe o Māngere perform<br />

a spine-tingling haka at the<br />

dedication ceremony for the<br />

newly expanded facilities at<br />

Skills Update Training Institute<br />

in Māngere on July 31.<br />

Farzbod Taefi, who founded Skills<br />

Update in 1992, told the audience<br />

that over 40,000 students from<br />

a wide variety of ethnicities had<br />

passed through the institute.<br />

Māngere MP Aupito William Sio<br />

added that “in the age of smart<br />

technology, education inspires<br />

young people to believe in<br />

themselves to meet the challenges<br />

of a changing, dynamic world.”

Left: Māfana Creative - Susanna<br />

Pahulu, Alfred ’Aholelei, Mabel<br />

Muller and Alice Lolohea.<br />

MARAMATAKA: Aponga (<strong>August</strong>)<br />

going to reach people<br />

then you’ll find success.”<br />

The Māfana Creative<br />

team would love to be<br />

able to work full time<br />

on the project in the<br />

future, but “for now we<br />

love where we are at,<br />

and are just taking it day<br />

by day,” says Alfred.<br />

“People always thank us<br />

for coming to interview<br />

them, but this experience<br />

is so rewarding, what<br />

people impart to us is<br />

so rich, we should be<br />

thanking THEM for sharing<br />

their stories with us!”<br />

Alfred and the Māfana<br />

team are committed<br />

to sharing stories that<br />

influence social change<br />

in our community and<br />

are keen to hear from<br />

anyone in Māngere<br />

who has a positive story<br />

to share with them.<br />

You can see their<br />

work or contact them<br />

on their Facebook page:<br />

@MafanaCreative.<br />

By Ayla Hoeta<br />

Kia ora e te whānau, good news!<br />

This month – Aponga (<strong>August</strong>) –<br />

is the main month for planting.<br />

There are more planting<br />

days this month than most<br />

other months in the year.<br />

As you know, there are<br />

tohu (signs) in our natural<br />

environment that coincide<br />

with the maramataka and<br />

indicate the activities for the<br />

month. These tohu come from<br />

three key places – te whenua<br />

(the land), te rangi (the sky)<br />

and te moana (the water).<br />

Below are the main tohu<br />

you see in <strong>August</strong> and key<br />

dates for this month.<br />

Ngā tohu o te rangi<br />

(Signs in the sky)<br />

When facing the eastern<br />

sky you see matariki and<br />

the seven<br />

sister stars. You can<br />

also see puanga (Rigel in Orion),<br />

tautoru (Orion’s Belt), takurua<br />

(Sirius), putara (Betelgeuse),<br />

taumata kuku (Aldebaran),<br />

whakaahu kerekere (Castor),<br />

and whakaahu rangi (Pollux).<br />

Facing the western sky, rehua<br />

has already set so you can’t see<br />

it anymore, but you can see<br />

puanga which is above tautoru<br />

(Orion’s belt). When puanga<br />

rises in the east, rehua sets in<br />

the west. Rehua and puanga are<br />

the stars that Tainui and iwi on<br />

the west coast commonly use<br />

to mark the start of the New<br />

Year, rather than matariki.<br />

Ngā tohu o te whenua<br />

(Signs on land)<br />

One key tohu o te whenua is<br />

the arrival of the pīpīwharauroa<br />

(shining cuckoo). When you hear<br />

its song you know spring is here.<br />

(Find out what to listen for at http://<br />

nzbirdsonline.org.nz/species/<br />

shining-cuckoo#bird-sounds)<br />

In Aponga there are specific<br />

days to plant root crops, salad<br />

crops and watery crops. The<br />

root crops are peruperu, riwai,<br />

carrot, radish and turnips. Salad<br />

crops are ‘above land’ crops such<br />

as lettuce and cabbage. Watery<br />

crops include watermelon,<br />

pumpkin, kamokamo and hue.<br />

Ngā tohu o te moana<br />

(Signs in the water)<br />

Aponga is the start of the<br />

white bait season. Yum! Te<br />

ra Oturu (<strong>August</strong> 5) is the day<br />

whitebait will start to run up the<br />

waterways. Luckily they keep<br />

running for weeks afterwards too!<br />

Keep up with the maramataka<br />

by downloading a dial from the<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> Facebook page, or<br />

email me for a copy: ayla.hoeta@<br />

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.<br />

(Photo: Markus Spiske / ffcu.io)<br />

Key dates in<br />

APONGA<br />

Planting days<br />

5, 6 & 7 <strong>August</strong>: Oturu,<br />

Rakaunui & Rakau Ma<br />

Tohi – Great time to<br />

plant watery crops<br />

8 <strong>August</strong>: Takirau<br />

– Plant root crops<br />

14 & 15 <strong>August</strong>:<br />

Tangaroa A Mua &<br />

Tangaroa A Roto –<br />

Plant root crops<br />

17, 18 & 19 <strong>August</strong>:<br />

Orongonui, Omauri<br />

& Mutuwhenua –<br />

Plant root crops<br />

25, 26, 28 & 29<br />

<strong>August</strong>: Tamatea A<br />

Ngana, Tamatea A<br />

Hotu, Tamatea A Io<br />

& Tamatea Kai Ariki<br />

– Plant everything!<br />

27 <strong>August</strong>: Tamatea a<br />

Io – Plant salad crops<br />

Other key dates<br />

5, 6 & 7 <strong>August</strong>:<br />

Oturu, Rakaunui &<br />

Rakau Ma Tohi –<br />

High energy days<br />

11, 12 & 13 <strong>August</strong>:<br />

Korekore Te Whiawhia,<br />

Korekore Te Rawea<br />

& Korekore Piri –<br />

Reflecting and low<br />

energy days<br />

14, 15 & 16 <strong>August</strong>:<br />

Tangaroa A Mua,<br />

Tangaroa A Roto<br />

& Tangaroa Kiokio<br />

– Fishing days<br />


Southside Rise<br />

By Gabriel Faatau’uu<br />

Members of the Black Friars’ production 'Southside Rise'.<br />

When I was offered the<br />

opportunity to be part of<br />

the media and backstage<br />

teams for the Black Friars’<br />

new project ‘Southside<br />

Rise’, I was ecstatic.<br />

I didn’t know what the<br />

show was about, but I<br />

knew the Black Friars.<br />

Their determination to<br />

break stereotypes and be<br />

proud of South Auckland<br />

was something I had to<br />

be a part of. I knew that<br />

this movement was bigger<br />

than just a theatre show.<br />

Co-directors and writers<br />

Lauie Sila and Denyce<br />

Su’a began developing<br />

Southside Rise in November<br />

last year – inspired<br />

by stories from 60<br />

high-school students.<br />

It was overwhelming – in<br />

all the best possible ways –<br />

to be surrounded by these<br />

students – many of whom<br />

had never performed in<br />

a professional capacity.<br />

The show follows a group<br />

of cousins who walk tall<br />

as leaders in different<br />

aspects of their lives:<br />

at school, in sport, at<br />

work or at home. There<br />

are moments of pride,<br />

humility, humour, and love<br />

– all shared in a variety of<br />

songs, dances and action.<br />

I shed countless tears<br />

every night as we sang<br />

a ballad honouring our<br />

mothers and grandmothers.<br />

It made me think<br />

of my Nan, who passed<br />

on earlier this year.<br />

The audience responded<br />

to the show with<br />

laughter, tears and even<br />

multiple clicks – finger<br />

snapping – like they<br />

do in spoken word.<br />

Every one of the six<br />

performances at the<br />

Māngere Arts Centre was<br />

sold out, and in true South<br />

Auckland fashion, some<br />

kids even sat on their<br />

parents’ laps, ensuring that<br />

no-one was turned away.<br />

Although the production<br />

is over, the movement<br />

of helping the next<br />

generation of leaders will<br />

live on, and that to me<br />

is the Southside Rise.<br />


HELP FOR<br />


Does your family need<br />

help to fit your rubbish<br />

into the new redlidded<br />

wheelie bins?<br />

By Justine Skilling<br />

Talking Rubbish, ME Family Services<br />

Help is at hand, with lots of<br />

local groups offering handson<br />

support to get your rubbish<br />

sorted before the bins start being<br />

collected on 1 September.<br />

Friends of the Farm in Māngere<br />

Bridge are running household waste<br />

mentoring programmes, meeting with<br />

small groups of neighbours to look<br />

at what rubbish they’re throwing out<br />

and giving advice and suggestions<br />

about how this can be reduced.<br />

They cover topics like recycling,<br />

composting and how to dispose of<br />

unwanted household items. Their<br />

trained mentors live in the Māngere<br />

Bridge community, so they can share<br />

their local knowledge and resources.<br />

Workshops are held at 1pm on the<br />

last Sunday of every month, but if<br />

you get a group of friends and family<br />

together, the mentors will be happy<br />

to arrange a hands-on, one-hour<br />

workshop at a time that suits you.<br />

Down the road in Māngere,<br />

Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae has<br />

just launched its own Para Wehi<br />

Wehi programme. Having seen<br />

the impact of waste issues on<br />

our local community’s health and<br />

wellbeing, the marae joined forces<br />

with Makaurau Marae at Ihumātao,<br />

and together their trained kaiārahi<br />

Above: Therese (Pacific Vision Aotearoa), is supporting CIDANZ in their efforts to reduce waste.<br />

are now working one-on-one with<br />

whānau, helping them achieve<br />

a minimum of 30% reduction of<br />

household waste going to landfill.<br />

They’re keen to help whānau<br />

find ways of reducing waste<br />

that’ll work for them, taking into<br />

account their living situations, what<br />

resources are available in the local<br />

community, and what they already<br />

know about and do with waste.<br />

Both marae are passionate<br />

about making a difference for<br />

Papatūānuku, and this programme<br />

supports their promotion of<br />

kaitiakitanga in our communities.<br />

Help is also available in Māngere<br />

South, with Toni Helleur from<br />

Neighbourhood Support Māngere<br />

co-ordinating an education<br />

programme for the Naylors Dr/<br />

Old School Reserve area. A series<br />

of Talking Rubbish workshops were<br />

held at the Old School Hall on<br />

Kirkbride Rd throughout July, and<br />

The Compost Collective are set<br />

to deliver composting workshops<br />

in the area this month as well.<br />

Residents will have the opportunity<br />

to start bokashi bins at home,<br />

so food waste can be collected<br />

for use in the nearby Old School<br />

Reserve Teaching Gardens, rather<br />

than going into the rubbish.<br />

Lots of other support is also available<br />

in our communities, so keep an eye<br />

out for upcoming Talking Rubbish<br />

(ME Family Services) workshops at<br />

the Māngere Town Centre Library,<br />

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

to host a workshop at your place.<br />

Pacific Vision Aotearoa is also<br />

available to support Pasifika groups<br />

in our area with reducing waste.<br />

Now’s the time to make some<br />

changes to the way we manage<br />

our rubbish at home, so we’re<br />

all ready for September.<br />



AT HOME:<br />

ÊÊRecycle all clean paper,<br />

cardboard, plastic, glass and<br />

tin/aluminium containers<br />

from the kitchen, bathroom<br />

or laundry.<br />

ÊÊCollect your clean soft<br />

plastics (anything you<br />

can scrunch into a ball)<br />

and take them to the<br />

collection bins at Pak ‘n<br />

Save, Countdown, The<br />

Warehouse or New World.<br />

ÊÊUse real dishes<br />

and cutlery instead of<br />

disposables when having<br />

a large gathering at your<br />

place – or wash and reuse<br />

plastic ones. At the end of<br />

the gathering, share the<br />

rubbish (and the leftovers!)<br />

out amongst your guests.<br />

ÊÊStart a compost bin,<br />

worm farm or bokashi bin<br />

so you don’t need to put<br />

food waste in your new bin.<br />

ÊÊUse cloth nappies instead<br />

of disposables. Even using<br />

one or two a day will save<br />

a lot of space in your bin.<br />

ÊÊReduce the rubbish<br />

coming into your home<br />

in the first place. Take<br />

your own cloth bags and<br />

containers to the shops,<br />

carry a reusable drink bottle<br />

or coffee cup, and leave<br />

extra packaging at the shop.<br />

ÊÊHave separate bins with<br />

labels for recycling, soft<br />

plastics, food waste and<br />

landfill waste, and make<br />

sure the whole family<br />

knows the system.<br />

For more help, contact:<br />

ÊÊFriends of the<br />

Farm, Māngere Bridge:<br />

friends@fof.nz, ph. 09<br />

634 8045 (Meredith)<br />

ÊÊPara Wehi Wehi<br />

programme: Papatūānuku<br />

Marae & Makaurau Marae,<br />

ph. 027 256 1472, or email<br />

papatuanukumarae@xtra.<br />

co.nz (Valerie Teraitua)<br />

ÊÊOld School <strong>275</strong> project:<br />

ns4mangere@gmail.com<br />

(Toni Helleur)<br />

ÊÊTalking Rubbish,<br />

ME Family Services:<br />

justine@mefsc.org.nz, ph.<br />

022 102 8195 (Justine<br />

Skilling/Koia Teinakore)<br />

ÊÊPacific Vision Aotearoa:<br />

therese@pva.co.nz, ph. 021<br />

905 961 (Therese Mangos)<br />


Community Notices<br />


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

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

informal, FREE session held in the Māngere Town Centre Library at<br />

10:30am on Fridays. Meet other locals and hear from employers<br />

and training agencies. All ages and backgrounds welcome.<br />


A fun-loving playgroup in the heart of Māngere invites you and<br />

your beautiful children to come play, discover and make new<br />

friends. Every Tues, Wed & Fri, 9:30am–12:00pm at Plunket Clinic,<br />

18A Bader Drive, Māngere. Gold coin donation per family per<br />

visit. Please bring one fruit or vegetable to share for morning tea.<br />

Free tea, coffee and Milo for caregivers. Contact: Tere Daviida 021<br />

0267 5815 or Rubi-Lin Kita 021 062 279.<br />


Every Mon & Wed, 6.30am & 11am. Ngā Whare Waatea Marae,<br />

31 Calthorp Close. Open to all ages and fitness levels. For more<br />

info contact: Donna Jean Tairi, Pou Hakinakina/Healthy Lifestyles<br />

Coordinator, Manukau Urban Māori Authority, ph. 021 583 555<br />

or 09 277 7866 or email: donna-jean@muma.co.nz<br />


<strong>August</strong> is Family History Month! Learn about the wonderful<br />

resources offered by Auckland Libraries. Contact the Māngere<br />

Bridge Library to book a FREE half-hour info session. Ph. 09 636<br />

6797 or email: mangerebridge.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />


Are you passionate, motivated, empathetic and fun loving? Can<br />

you commit to spending one-on-one time, fortnightly for a minimum<br />

of a year, with the child of a prisoner? Training is provided<br />

and no qualifications are required, but you will need a car, a full<br />

licence and clean police vetting. Empower children to live positive,<br />

crime-free lives. To find out more or attend the next info session,<br />

email: admin-auckland@pillars.org.nz or visit www.pillars.org.nz<br />


Māngere East Community Centre runs FREE and low-cost<br />

community education classes in te reo Māori, Samoan, English,<br />

sewing, literacy and numeracy, korowai and tukutuku, drivers<br />

licence theory, tai chi, zumba – and more! Visit www.mangereeast.<br />

org, email: fiona@mangereeast.org, ph. 09 <strong>275</strong> 6161 or drop in to<br />

the Centre at 372 Massey Road, Māngere East to find out more.<br />


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

else interested in volunteering for the <strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>. Get in touch at<br />

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