Our stories, our people, our Māngere
Kōrero paki ō tatou, Tāngata ō tatou, Ngā Hau Māngere ō tatou
FIGHT TO SAVE LOCAL RIVER
Betty King grew up
in the little Māngere
village of Ihumātao.
have lived here for
hundreds of years.
Betty’s family home backs on
to the area where Fletcher
Residential Limited plans to
construct a huge pipe to drain
stormwater into the Oruarangi
awa (river) at the village.
The stormwater will flow
directly from Fletcher’s
development next to the
adjacent Ōtuataua Stonefields.
275 Times met Betty at the
Ihumātao Village Puketapapa
urupa (cemetery) nestled
beside the ancestral Oruarangi
awa - Māngere’s only river.
She showed us where the
river has been eroding
the river banks next to the
tiny graveyard. After heavy
rainfalls, the tidal river level
often rises and washes the soil
away. “When the gravediggers
dig down, the hole fills up
with water, because the
land has slumped down
towards the river – so they
can no longer bury people
there,” Betty explained.
“The huge amount of water
flowing from the surrounding
factories and housing development
will overwhelm the
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Local kuia Betty King is campaigning to save
Māngere’s only river - the Oruarangi awa.
Restoring Oruarangi awa an ‘urgent priority’
Environmental science advisor Dr
Michelle Mills studied the state
of the Oruarangi awa (river) in
Māngere for her PhD, and has
been dedicated to the ongoing
restoration and protection of
the awa for some 15 years.
Dr Mills supports Betty King’s
opposition to the Fletcher’s
stormwater drain. (See story on
page 1.) She says the drain “would
be detrimental to the life of the awa,
which is already struggling to cope
with a changing system due to ongoing
catchment pressures; and
it will contribute adversely to the
stability of the riverbanks, particularly
around the urupa (cemetery).”
She told 275 Times that her major
concerns were: the current threat to
the system’s water quality – based on
increasing pressures of stormwater
runoff being directed into the awa,
due to the unprecedented industrial
development in the catchment;
the exacerbation of this threat if
Fletcher’s housing development goes
ahead; and the potential impact of
directly discharging into the awa.
“My main discussion point is my total
disbelief that Auckland Council still
allows direct discharge of stormwater
into an awa – under the theory that
because this system is tidally influenced
that any contaminants will be diluted,”
Dr Mills said. “This is archaic in a time
of environmental conscientiousness
and is in direct contradiction to their
own statement that ‘The council’s
preferred approach is to minimise
any impact upon the receiving
environment’.” (Auckland Council Storm
Water System Design Approach).
Huge 2m-diameter stormwater pipes
that Fletcher Residential Ltd plans
to install at the Oruarangi awa.
Right: The Oruarangi estuary in the 1890s
(Photo: Māngere Historical Society Collection)
Dr Mills expressed concern
about “the extent of erosion
around the banks of the urupa
at the confluence of Oruarangi
Creek and Waitomokia Creek,
especially in terms of the extent
of ongoing erosion since the awa’s
re-opening to tidal influence.”
After a visit to the Oruarangi awa in
July, Principal Coastal Specialist
Dr Jarrod Walker submitted his
assessment to Auckland Council
and Watercare. In his view “the
erosion will continue, as the river
will find its natural path.” Dr Mills
has expressed concern that given
Dr Walker’s assessment, there
could be significant impacts on
koiwi (human remains) within the
urupa, and how halting the extent
of erosion was an urgent priority.
Dr Mills has recommended that a
coastal study “be undertaken – similar
to Dr Walker’s, but more robust in
terms of erosion
modelling – that would allow for
the design of an appropriate coastal
revetment wall that would provide
ongoing protection to the urupa.”
Dr Mills also highlighted “the Makaurau
Marae Deed and MOU with Watercare
dated early 2000s, and how the
issue of erosion around the urupa
banks was included in both of these
documents some 15 years ago and
how it is a matter of urgency that
the promises made within those
documents are met in the form of
the revetment wall being installed
as a matter of urgent priority.”
Council requirements for SHA62, which
stipulate that stormwater management
FIGHT TO SAVE LOCAL RIVER
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riverbanks,” she said. “The impact
on the river and the urupa will be
devastating” - with a greatly increased
deluge escalating the erosion and
clogging up the river with extra silt.
After a recent hui on the problem,
Betty has started a campaign to
halt the planned stormwater drain
that poses a serious threat to the
river, the urupa and the village.
She has circulated information
to her neighbours in the village,
and hopes to spark a discussion
to challenge the threat at the next
marae meeting in October.
Local iwi, who have been sustained by
the river for centuries, have a saying:
“Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au” – I
am the river and the river is me”.
But the awa is still recovering from the
terrible effect of a spill of 1,000 litres
of toxic methyl violet dye from the
nearby Jenners Freight warehouse,
that killed all life in the river in 2013.
The awa had previously supported
a healthy and abundant fish and eel
population, which had returned after
the Māngere sewage ponds were
removed from the area in 2005.
Betty also fears that Fletcher’s stormwater
drain will add an increased mix
of deadly pollutants to the already
degraded river. Concentrations of key
stormwater contaminants (copper,
lead and zinc) are already very high.
Recently a big wastewater pumping
station has been installed by Pump
& Valve Specialists Ltd (“our biggest
yet” they boast) to pump wastewater
from the adjacent commercial
buildings and Fletcher’s proposed
development at Ihumātao.
This facility will pump huge volumes
of wastewater and sewage in pipes
across the awa to the Māngere
Wastewater treatment plant. In the
event of a breakdown there is only
eight hours’ storage capacity before
sewage will overflow into the awa.
should be designed “to reduce
existing flood effects on the
Papakainga area”, and “prevent
adverse erosion and sedimentation
effects” on the awa, also seem
destined to be overlooked if the
stormwater pipe goes ahead.
During the recent elections, all
major parties stressed the need for
‘swimmable rivers.’ Environment
Minister Nick Smith declared that
freshwater management would
be “one of the most challenging
issues of the next decade”.
Well, here’s a chance for government
to do something about this
‘challenging issue’ here in Māngere
– stop the pending devastation of
the Oruarangi River, as well as the
desecration of nearby heritage land,
by ordering an immediate halt to
Fletcher’s proposed construction
of 480 houses at Ihumātao.
Time to make a stand
to protect Ihumātao
Press statement from SOUL
(Save Our Unique Landscape)
“As expected, Heritage NZ
announced on 27 Sept that is has
given Fletcher Residential Ltd
an Archaeological Authority to
‘modify and destroy archaeological
and historical sites’ on the SHA62
development at Ihumātao, Māngere.
“SOUL will appeal this decision
in the Environment Court.
“Heritage NZ has now removed
the last legal obstacle to this
huge housing development on
heritage land. While this is grossly
irresponsible and negligent on
the part of Heritage NZ, it is clear
from their track record that they
have never refused an application
from a developer since they
commenced operation in 2014.
“Though Fletcher cannot start
work on the site during the 3-week
appeal period, we know we must
now prepare to make a stand on
the land to resist their plans.
“Please watch for updates and
calls to action as we move to
this next stage of our campaign
“To support the SOUL campaign
visit www.soulstopsha.org or
Facebook: @protectihumatao, or
Above: First XIII rugby league coach Rod Ratu with team members Sam Nati (Captain),
William Fakatoumafi and Nitoa Kairau, who were named in the NZ Secondary Schools’ team.
Southern Cross Winners
By Julie Wharton
Campus – College
first XIII rugby league
team has won the
NZ Secondary School
Nationals’ title for the
second year in a row.
After beating St
Pauls 22–16 in the
semi final, they
played Kelston in
the final, winning
44–0. The team were
unrelenting in their
defence and attacked
with vigour and
purpose until the very
end of the game.
The first XIII is
coached by Rod Ratu,
assisted by Mamoe
Lemafa, and managed
by Malo Mulipola.
were named in the
Nitoa Kairau, William
Samuel Nati (captain).
Girls claim rugby title
The girls’ rugby team
has also done very
well, winning the
Schools’ title again.
This team is also
coached by Rod Ratu
and Parusi Lemalu.
The girls represented
the Blues region at
the Top 4 Nationals
in Palmerston North.
Twelve girls from
the Southern Cross
team have been
included in the
Below: Southern Cross Girls’
first XV rugby team - winners
of the Auckland Secondary
Business Award Finalist: Māngere
Mountain Education Centre’s CEO Simon
Kozak is delighted with the Centre’s
nomination for Excellence in Marketing.
pat on the back’
Education Centre in
Māngere Bridge has
reached the finals of this
year’s Westpac Auckland
The Education Centre, which
was recently voted one of the
top 10 museums in Auckland,
is one of three South Auckland
businesses nominated in the
‘Excellence in Marketing’ category.
The hotly contested awards drew
entries from over 130 companies
across Auckland this year, and
as a finalist, the Education
Centre stands alongside many
prestigious and well-known brands
including Air NZ and MOTAT.
CEO Simon Kozak says the
nomination marks “a coming
of age” for the Centre.
“Our team has worked hard
and our growth has been
exceptional,” he says.
“With participation up 32%, the
Education Centre now delivers
experiences to 10,000 students
a year, and shares Auckland’s
mana whenua narrative
(through walks over the maunga
and its archaeological and
cultural landmarks) with more
domestic and international
visitors than ever before.
“Our quest is to be the bestknown,
and visitors’ centre that offers a
Māori world view for Auckland,”
says Simon. “This nomination
is a welcome pat on the back
as we continue our journey.”
Students from Zayed College for Girls collect food
to distribute to needy families in South Auckland.
Zayed College Students Act on Faith
By Jasmine Faiza
Anglican Trust for Women & Children
– Social Worker in Schools
Māngere’s Zayed College for Girls
recently participated in a ‘Faith
in Action’ project, which gave
students a chance to put their
values and beliefs into practice.
Groups of students visited the elderly,
read to kindergarten children, and
cooked and packed meals for the
homeless and needy families in
Māngere, Ōtāhuhu and Manurewa.
Others cleaned the Auckland Airport
masjid (mosque) and a local beach.
Stephanie Anich (left, in
red korowai) is the new
principal of Māngere
East Primary School.
School Board chair Aisina
McDonald (right), who
introduced Whaea Steph
to the school community
at a special assembly
in September, says:
believes in equity,
As well as offering the students a
practical way to demonstrate the
values of the school, the experience
gave them an invaluable opportunity
for deep learning and reflection.
It has left many of the students – and
those they met – with memories
that have touched their hearts.
The Faith in Action initiative was
supported by the NZ Police and by
local Muslim businesses and social
service agencies, which donated
food and clothing for the project.
The creative juices are
bubbling down at the
By Justine Skilling
Talking Rubbish, ME Family Services
Artist at work: Jade Ramritu prepares to
celebrate International Mountain Day.
In preparation for a hīkoi
celebrating United Nations’
International Mountain Day
in December, SOUL (Save Our
Unique Landscape) is planning
a full timetable of whānaufriendly
art workshops for the
October school holidays – and on
Sunday afternoons during term
time – to create a celebratory
atmosphere at the parade.
The December hīkoi will coincide
with celebrations around the
globe highlighting the vital role
mountains play in the ecosystem,
and the deep connection between
mountains and the cultures that
have developed around them.
For the tangata whenua of Ihumātao,
connections with the three maunga in
the area (Maungataketake, Ōtuataua
and Puketaapapa) are still strong
today, despite their devastation by
quarrying over the past 200 years.
“They’re still part of people’s pepeha,
and their specialness hasn’t been
reduced by what’s happened to them”,
says artist Rebecca Hobbs, who got
involved with SOUL after seeking
permission from local whānau to work
with the maunga in her art practice.
The most sacred of the three maunga
– Te Puketaapapatanga a Hape –
connects this area with other parts of
Tāmaki Makaurau through the ancestor
Hape, whose name can be found on
landmarks all around the isthmus.
According to local stories, Hape
was the first human to arrive in
Aotearoa. Carried to these shores on
the back of the stingray Kaiwhare,
Hape arrived ahead of his older
brothers, who had left him behind
because of his clubbed feet.
Celebrating & protecting our heritage
“The hīkoi will be a chance to celebrate
and share the stories of our
local mountains, and to advocate
for their protection”, says Rebecca.
“We hope the hīkoi will bring
attention to the SOUL kaupapa,
which is about protecting the
land at Ihumātao, of which the
mountains are an integral part.”
Rebecca has tapped into her extensive
networks in the art community, with
artists from around Tāmaki Makaurau
embracing the initiative and offering to
run community workshops to create
costumes, banners, flags and musical
instruments for the hīkoi. Recyclable
materials are being used to create
the artworks, reflecting the SOUL
kaupapa of caring for the land.
Sunday afternoon drop-in sessions
have already begun, and design ideas
have centred around the whenua
of Ihumātao and the Stonefields.
Volcanoes, noses (Ihumātao is named
after the nose of Mataoho, god of
volcanic activity), native cucumbers
and stingrays will all feature as
costumes or symbols in the hīkoi.
“The emphasis of the workshops is
on whānau and children advocating
for the whenua”, says Rebecca.
Everyone is welcome to take part, so
keep an eye on the SOUL Facebook
page @protectIhumatao and website:
www.soulstopsha.org for details of
the holiday workshops. Or drop in on
Sundays between 1pm and 4pm.
More recyclables are also needed,
so please drop clean recycling from
your place off to the Kaitiaki Village
(end of Ihumātao Quarry Rd).
By Shirl’e Fruean
This month I want to introduce
you to a humble, yet incredibly
gifted young singer from Favona.
I think he’s a star destined for
greatness, so it‘s only right that
we shed some light on Tyrone,
from local band Souljah Soulz.
Tyrone, tell us about your musical
journey, how did it all start?
I began singing in church. As I
grew up, I wanted to find a way
to promote myself due to the
amount of feedback I was receiving
from friends and family, and the
support from my mother.
Where did you start learning guitar?
At Manurewa Intermediate. I
learned a few chords from friends,
teachers at school, my little brother’s
father – and I picked up a few tips
from buskers on the streets, too.
Who’s your favourite singer?
I first started singing when I was
four years old. I was a great fan of
Justin Bieber. I noticed from his
biography that he also used to busk
just as I did when I got older.
What are your goals as an artist?
To work my way up to be big in
New Zealand, and make a mark
that will last forever. I have big
dreams, and I know in good faith
I will get there eventually.
Where can people find
you on social media?
I have a band page called ‘Souljah
Souls’ and a new fan page on
Facebook called ‘Taii’, but the
best way to get hold of me is
through my mother: ‘Candyreign
Souljahsoulz’ on Facebook.
Tyrone’s mother, who is also his
manager, says: “When I recognised
my son’s talents, I wanted to help
him. But to do that I had to learn
the ropes in the music industry.
So in 2012 I joined Queen Shirl’e’s
performing arts class at Te Wānanga
o Aotearoa. She taught me things I
needed to learn, and I passed that
knowledge down to my son. Now
he has a band with four members:
Adonis the guitarist and singer, Afa
the drummer, keyboardist and singer,
and Tyrese, another singer and a
featured emcee from Māngere. All of
them will be performing with Tyrone
live at this year’s NZ Hip Hop Summit!
Catch them around midday!”
MANA MA – NGERE VOICES
The Mana Māngere Writers
collective celebrated the
publication of their first
book at the Māngere Town
Centre Library last month.
‘Mana Māngere Voices’ is a
collection of short stories,
poems and novel extracts
by writers who live, work or
have studied in Māngere.
Coordinated and edited
by Helen Tau’au Filisi, the
book features the writing of
Fred Zombos, Mahuika
Anderson, Pania Newton,
Penny Barhill, Saulaina
Sale and To lau T.F. Filisi.
Each work in the collection
aims to encourage and
inspire readers in local and
global communities – and
particularly readers from
the next generation.
The book was produced
with the support of the
Board, Sonia Munro
(manager of the Town
Centre Library, where the
group meets each month),
and Sally Barnett, arts
broker for Māngere-
Ōtāhuhu, who managed
To find out more, or to get
your own copy of Mana
Māngere Voices, contact
Mana Mangere Writers
Group on Facebook.
Above (left to right): To lau
T.F. Filisi, Fred Zombos, Saulaina
Sale, Afamasaga Togitogiuluau
Agnes Rasmussen, Mahuika
Anderson and Helen Tau’au Filisi.
Woohoo – Matitikura is here!
By Ayla Hoeta
In te ao Māori, Matitikura
is the first phase of
summer – so you can
swap those woolly socks
for sandals soon!
Another name traditionally
used for this time
of year is Tumatareia,
which is a warning to
take extreme care and
prevent bush fires. Fire
was a way to describe the
start of the fire season
- summer. (Our tupuna
liked to use metaphoric
terms from their natural
This month’s tohu are
indicators of two phases
of summer. Here’s
what to look out for:
Ngā tohu o te rangi
(Signs in the sky)
Every month is marked
by the rising of a certain
star. This month it’s Whiti
Kaupeka (Spica). (We’ll
talk more about Whiti
Kaupeka in November.)
Ngā tohu o te whenua
(Signs on the land)
If you are near the bush
this month, you’ll see
many different types
of yummy berries
ripening – including
tōtara berries, koroi (the
fruit of the kahikatea)
and the red berries of
the rimu and pukatea.
Also by the end of
this month, most of
our gardens should
be prepared and
flourishing. The kumara,
riwai and kamo kamo
should all be in.
Ngā tohu o te moana
(Signs in the water)
Whitebait comes to
an end this month,
but the rise of kanae
(mullet) will begin. Yes!
A saying used for
this tohu is ‘ngā tama
korowhiti o Tangaroa’.
This means ‘the leaping
of the mullet’, according
to Matauri Bay kaumatua.
At the start of October
the mullet move, and
by November they
will be leaping.
KEY DATES FOR
4 Oct: Rakaunui –
3 & 5 Oct: Oturu
and Rakau Ma Tohi –
6 Oct: Takirau –
Plant root crops
8, 9 & 10 Oct: Korekore
Te Whiawhia, Korekore
Te Rawea and Korekore
Piri – Reflecting and
low-energy days. A good
time to slow down and
reflect on past days
and future plans.
11, 12 & 13 Oct:
Tangaroa A Mua,
Tangaroa A Roto and
Tangaroa kiokio – Fishing
and planting days.
15, 16 & 17 Oct:
and Mutuwhenua –
If you need a maramataka
dial, contact @275Times
on Facebook or email
Next month we’ll see
more changes as we head
into the second phase
of summer: Matitihana.
Thanks for reading;
have a great month!
just dream it.
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FREE DESEXING FOR CATS: 9–20 OCTOBER
SPCA Auckland is working with local vets to offer FREE desexing
for cats this month. Spaces are limited and bookings are
essential. Cats and kittens weighing 1kg or more can be
desexed. Please call the SPCA today on 09 256 7310 to book.
OHOMAIRANGI TRUST – PARENTING SUPPORT
Last programmes for 2017. Enrol today! Mellow Bumps: FREE
6-week ante-natal programme for mums- and dads-to-be.
Hoki ki te Rito-Ōranga Whānau: FREE 14-week parenting
programme focussing on attachment and relationshipbuilding.
Whakatōkia te Rongomau: FREE 8-week non-violent
parenting programme – building peaceful communities.
For more info or to enrol, ph. 09 263 0798 or email admin@
ohomairangi.co.nz. All programmes are held at the Māngere
East Community Centre, 372 Massey Road, Māngere East.
ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
Stay safe on the roads this summer. Visit the Mobile Police
Station outside the Māngere Town Centre Library on Sat, 21
Oct 9am – 1pm. Find out what you can do to help keep your
family safe on the roads – and see what can happen when
things go wrong.
NIUE LANGUAGE WEEK
Celebrate Niue Language Week at Massey Homestead with
the Niue Community Trust. 16 – 19 October. FREE art & craft
workshops, children’s song & dance sessions, flag-raising
ceremony and craft night market. Find out more on Facebook
@niuecommunitytrust, or www.cidanz.co.nz/ourevents.
Massey Homestead, 351 Massey Road, Māngere East.
WORK WITH 275 TIMES
275 Times is growing! We’re looking for a new Co-Editor/
Organiser. Ideally this person would be local to Māngere-
Ōtāhuhu, have experience in journalism, networking, copyediting
and mentoring, and be available to work approximately
one day a week until the end of January 2018. For more
information, or to apply, contact Roger – ph. 09 275 6161 or
WATER SAFETY SUPERSTARS WANTED!
Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pools in Māngere is looking for new pool
lifeguards for the summer. If you are a confident swimmer
with effective communication skills and an interest in community
well-being, they want to hear from you. If you can speak
more than one language, that’s even better! They’re taking
applications throughout October. Contact Waitangi Mika (ph.
09 261 8044 / Waitangi.Mika@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz) or ph.
Chubs – Aquatics Team Leader on 09 261 8048.
CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Time to spare or skills to share? Become a volunteer for Citizens
Advice Bureau (CAB) in Ōtāhuhu or Papatoetoe! The CAB
is all about the client – making sure individuals do not suffer
through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities, and that
communities are developed responsibly. You can visit, phone,
or email the CAB for more info, or apply online at www.cab.
org.nz. CAB Ōtāhuhu is in the Tōia Precinct, 30–34 Mason Ave
(ph. 09 216 9813). CAB Papatoetoe is at the back of the Town
Hall, 35A St George St, Old Papatoetoe (ph. 09 278 5191).
FREE CLASSES IN MA – NGERE EAST
Māngere East Community Centre runs FREE and low-cost
community education classes in parenting, te reo Māori,
Samoan, English, literacy and numeracy, korowai and tukutuku,
drivers licence theory, tai chi, zumba – and more! Visit www.
mangereeast.org, email: email@example.com, ph. 09 275
6161 or drop in to the Centre at 372 Massey Road, Māngere East
to find out more.
WHA – NAU-FRIENDLY HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
Join SOUL’s FREE artist-led workshops. Create masks, banners
and costumes out of your recyclables. Mon, Wed, Thurs & Sun,
1pm – 3pm at 56 Ihumātao Quarry Road, Ōtuataua Stonefields.
Visit www.facebook.com/protectihumatao for updates.
Biketober is about getting on ya bike in
October! There are programmes & events
for kids, adults, families – anyone who
wants to ride a bike. School Holidays:
Daily rides from Māngere Centre Park
– 2pm. Bike Ballet: Sat, 7 Oct 12pm
– 1pm, Aotea Square, Auckland City.
Bike to the Farm: Sun, 8 Oct – 10am
to 3pm (To coincide with Ambury Farm Day). Adult
cycle training & bike maintenance: Thu, 12 Oct 6pm – 8pm,
Māngere Centre Park. Family cycle training: Starts Wed, 18
Oct 6:30pm – 7:30pm at Māngere Centre Park (suitable for
children aged 8+). Bike to the Future Awards Night: Thu, 19
Oct at 7pm. Māngere BikeFIT 2nd Birthday: Labour Weekend
Sat, 21 Oct. Free Fun Day: Labour Day Mon, 23 Oct 10am –
2pm, Māngere Town Centre. Halloween Night Ride – Trick or
Treat on a Bike: Tue, 31 Oct 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Future Streets,
Māngere. Please call Mr Tee if you’d like to ride a bike: 022 360
WALK THE WATERCARE COASTAL WALKWAY
Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 9.30am–12pm. Meet at Oruarangi
Rd Reserve, near 470 Oruarangi Rd. Easy walking tracks, flat
ground. The walk is FREE, but there is only space for 25 people,
so bookings are essential. Sorry, no dogs allowed. For more
info or to book, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MA – NGERE BRIDGE LIBRARY – WHAT’S ON
Here’s a taste of what’s happening these school holidays:
Diwali Sing-along Story Time: Dress up and celebrate Diwali
with music and fun – 6 Oct, 10:30am. Fort Building: Help turn
the library into a fort! 11 Oct, 2:30pm. For more info visit the
library, call 09 636 6797, or email mangerebridge.library@
MA – NGERE EAST LIBRARY – WHAT’S ON
FREE Knitting & Craft Club: 10:30am every Thurs. Bring your
knitting or craft projects, or simply drop by for a cup of tea
and a chat. Make new friends; learn a new hobby. All welcome.
FREE Wriggle & Rhyme – Active Movement to Music: 11am
every Tues. Fun and interactive sessions to help develop baby’s
brain and body. For babies and toddlers up to two years old.
Older siblings also welcome. For more info, ph. 09 275 5420 or
drop in to the Māngere East Library at 370 Massey Rd.
Community Notices are FREE for community groups. To list
your group or event in the next issue, just send us a 50-word
summary by 15 November.
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Publisher: Māngere East Community Centre
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