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Mangere community news. This month: Aorere College choir + Lorde, award-winning artist Andy Leleisi’uao, photos from the Mangere East Xmas Festival, sustainable pet beds, a double-shot of the maramataka, and more!

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EDITION #37<br />

DEC <strong>2017</strong>/JAN <strong>2018</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 />

Serving the community: Village Café staff Jordyn-Lee Daniels, Maria Hunt & Martha Tamati.<br />

Great coffee & healthy kai<br />

The Village Café is<br />

set to flip the fastfood<br />

culture in South<br />

Auckland by offering<br />

healthy kai and topquality<br />

coffee in the<br />

heart of Māngere East.<br />

Māngere is well known for its<br />

takeaways: they’re cheap and<br />

easy, and can be difficult to<br />

pass up when you’re rushing<br />

home to feed the whānau.<br />

Although convenience and price<br />

are key when grabbing a quick<br />

meal, the Village Café team sees a<br />

growing demand for better-quality<br />

‘ready-to-eat’ food in the area.<br />

>> continued on page 2


GREAT COFFEE<br />

& HEALTHY KAI<br />

>> continued from page 1<br />

In response, the small,<br />

dedicated group of locals has<br />

set up a new social enterprise<br />

(and a smart new food truck)<br />

with two main goals:<br />

• y to make healthy food<br />

available in an environment<br />

where it’s not the norm, and<br />

• y to create pathways to<br />

employment for local<br />

young people.<br />

TAKING THE PLUNGE<br />

Since opening in front of the<br />

Metro Theatre, Massey Rd, in<br />

August, chef Maria Hunt and<br />

the team have welcomed a<br />

growing stream of customers. <br />

Some are just curious, but<br />

most can’t wait to taste the<br />

low-carb/healthy fat (LCHF),<br />

gluten-free, dairy-free and<br />

even vegan options – made<br />

with familiar ingredients<br />

like coconut cream, kumara,<br />

raw fish and koko Samoa.<br />

And while they’ve been serving<br />

up this delicious kai, the<br />

team have also helped over<br />

12 young people hone their<br />

barista and customer-service<br />

skills behind the counter.<br />

LOOKING AHEAD<br />

The Māngere East Community<br />

Centre is running the Village<br />

Café food truck as a first<br />

step towards a permanent<br />

community café within the<br />

new community centre<br />

planned for Māngere East.<br />

Long-term, the team plans to<br />

open more health-focussed,<br />

locally-run cafés around South<br />

Auckland to help tackle health<br />

inequalities and unemployment.<br />

In the meantime, you can<br />

check them out for yourself:<br />

Wed – Fri, 7:30am – 3pm*<br />

& Sat, 8am – 3pm at Metro<br />

Theatre (Māngere East<br />

Hall), 362 Massey Rd.<br />

@TheVillageCafeMangereEast<br />

@thevillagecafeme<br />

The flash little café truck<br />

is also available for<br />

functions and events!<br />

*Closed for Xmas: 31 Dec – 9 Jan<br />

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Above: An LPG tanker navigates the intersection at Station and Walmsley Roads,<br />

Ōtāhuhu. (I’ve dubbed this ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Intersection’.)<br />

Getting about<br />

by Donna Wynd<br />

Welcome to the first of<br />

a series of articles about<br />

transport, cycling and<br />

other things urban in the<br />

Māngere/Ōtāhuhu area.<br />

When the editor of this fine rag<br />

suggested I write something about<br />

300 words long, I quickly realised<br />

how much there was to be said.<br />

So I’ve decided that rather than<br />

trying to say everything at once,<br />

I’ll make this a regular column<br />

on whatever interests me (and<br />

hopefully you) about getting<br />

around our community.<br />

Burning questions<br />

Residents of Māngere and Ōtāhuhu<br />

know there is much to discuss:<br />

• y Where are the safe cycle lanes<br />

on the Great South Road?<br />

• y How can we make it safer for our<br />

kids to walk and cycle to school?<br />

• y What will be done to improve<br />

safety and accessibility for<br />

pedestrians, cyclists and the<br />

disabled around the Ōtāhuhu Train<br />

Station – and it’s road frontage –<br />

that I have dubbed ’The World’s<br />

Most Dangerous Intersection’?<br />

• y How can we make all of this<br />

work in the context of our<br />

rapidly changing environment?<br />

There are other issues that need to<br />

be aired as well. High on the list –<br />

and of particular interest to residents<br />

of Māngere – is rail out to the airport.<br />

Rail to the airport...?<br />

Some of you may recall the<br />

proposed SMART project. This was<br />

to be an arterial route from the<br />

airport to the city and included<br />

plans for rail to the airport as well<br />

as cycling and pedestrian lanes.<br />

It would have vastly improved<br />

access to both Onehunga and the<br />

airport for people in Māngere.<br />

This project has been quietly<br />

dropped, and heavy rail to the airport<br />

has been ruled out by Auckland<br />

Transport and NZTA (the people<br />

who bring you state highways).<br />

In its place is a vague<br />

promise of light rail.<br />

No one knows what light rail<br />

will cost or where the money<br />

will come from, and it won’t be<br />

started till 2020 or thereabouts.<br />

As you can see, there’s enough here<br />

to keep us going for quite some time.<br />

Share your ideas<br />

I hope to set up a Facebook<br />

page as a forum where people<br />

can share their ideas.<br />

In the meantime, if you have<br />

anything transport-related that<br />

you think needs to be put out<br />

there, drop me a message at<br />

bikeotahuhu@gmail.com<br />

Donna is an independent researcher<br />

with a background in public policy<br />

and economics. She has a Masters<br />

degree in Economic Geography,<br />

and lives in Ōtāhuhu with 3<br />

dogs, 2 cats, and 6 chickens.


Grace’s<br />

Place<br />

closed<br />

for good<br />

Community action<br />

has succeeded in<br />

closing down a seedy<br />

Māngere liquor outlet.<br />

Grace’s Place in Savill Drive, Māngere<br />

East has been permanently closed<br />

by the Alcohol Regulatory and<br />

Licensing Authority (ARLA).<br />

Grace’s Place was a tavern, but<br />

also provided TAB facilities and<br />

pokie machines for gambling.<br />

In June, the Auckland District<br />

Licensing Committee (DLC) decided<br />

not to renew the tavern’s liquor<br />

licence, because the primary<br />

activity at the premises was<br />

gambling – not the sale of alcohol<br />

and other refreshments. The DLC<br />

ruled that this was against the<br />

Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act.<br />

The owner of Grace’s Place<br />

appealed the DLC’s decision.<br />

Usually when such appeals are<br />

made, owners also ask ARLA if they<br />

can continue to trade until their<br />

appeal is heard. But in this case the<br />

owner didn’t make that request.<br />

As a result, the tavern’s on-licence<br />

expired, and on 11 October, the<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> editor Roger Fowler checks the<br />

locked doors of ‘Grace’s Place’ in Māngere East.<br />

Inset: A message on the front door<br />

explained why the tavern was closed.<br />

Auckland Council advised the<br />

owner that she should have<br />

ceased trading on 2 August.<br />

The owner immediately applied<br />

to ARLA to continue trading.<br />

But this move was met with<br />

opposition from Glenn McCutcheon,<br />

a Māngere resident and member<br />

of ‘Communities Against Alcohol<br />

Harm’, who also opposed the initial<br />

licence-renewal application.<br />

Glenn was concerned that Grace’s<br />

Place had been trading without a<br />

licence since August. She pointed<br />

out that ARLA couldn’t allow the<br />

tavern to trade when the licence had<br />

already expired. The<br />

owner’s application was too late.<br />

ARLA agreed, and ordered Grace’s<br />

Place to close until a decision on<br />

the appeal had been made.<br />

The appeal was heard on 16<br />

November and on 29 November<br />

ARLA announced that Grace’s Place<br />

must remain closed permanently.<br />

Young speakers find their voices<br />

Public speaking can be scary.<br />

For most teenagers, it’s as bad as<br />

getting your teeth pulled out!<br />

Māngere resident Warren Christie<br />

wants that to change. In May he set<br />

up a Toastmasters club just for 11 to<br />

17-year-olds. “I wanted to provide<br />

a supportive environment where<br />

teenagers could build effective<br />

communication skills,” Warren says.<br />

“I’ve been humbled to see the<br />

progress that everyone has made –<br />

from overcoming their nervousness<br />

when speaking, to getting up<br />

and leading the meetings.”<br />

The club operates just like Toastmasters<br />

for adults. Members learn<br />

how to improve their listening<br />

skills, give effective feedback and<br />

present their ideas logically.<br />

Warren is also the founder of<br />

the MCBC Toastmasters Club<br />

(for adults), which has members<br />

from all over South Auckland.<br />

Current club president Ruth Malo<br />

is another Māngere resident.<br />

“Her journey with Toastmasters<br />

started last June... now she is<br />

leading the club,” says Warren.<br />

“We teenagers and adults alike<br />

started with Toastmasters in the<br />

Above: Warren Christie, founder of MC UTH<br />

Gavel Toastmasters Club for teenagers (left),<br />

with club members Conrad, Reno, Gabriel,<br />

Gaius, Jade & Christian. (Photo: Casey S Clark)<br />

same way: we took the first step to<br />

overcome our fears and amazing<br />

things have happened since.”<br />

For more information about<br />

Toastmasters, contact Warren<br />

on 021 0281 8482, or email:<br />

mcbc@toastmasters.org.nz<br />

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2<br />

PHOTO GALLERY<br />

6<br />

5<br />

Māngere East<br />

Xmas Festival<br />

The Māngere East Xmas Festival, which was<br />

held on 18 November, also celebrated the<br />

20th anniversary of the Māngere East Centre.<br />

1. Theresa keeps up with the big<br />

girls from Tevarua O Te Rangi.<br />

2. Tigi Ness plays his new guitar – with<br />

grandson Loxmyn Ness on sax.<br />

3. King Kapisi & Teremoana Rapley<br />

4. Māngere East Primary School’s<br />

Samoan Group<br />

5. Tia Ormsby’s Māori-themed dance<br />

6. Gayne and the Four Fathers belt out a<br />

raunchy version of ‘Midnight Special’.<br />

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4<br />

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Maramataka<br />

By Ayla Hoeta<br />

Kia ora whānau! This issue<br />

of the maramataka will<br />

take you all the way into<br />

<strong>2018</strong>. See you next year!<br />

Matiti Muramura<br />

(<strong>December</strong>)<br />

Matiti Muramura is the third<br />

phase of summer. It’s still a<br />

great time for planting – and<br />

even better for fishing.<br />

This month the bush and<br />

the seashore turn red with<br />

pohutukawa blossom.<br />

It’s an excellent time to<br />

celebrate the warm weather<br />

and head to the beach!<br />

Matiti Kaiwai<br />

(<strong>January</strong>)<br />

In the fourth phase of summer<br />

the dry ground opens up as<br />

Papatūānuku thirsts for water.<br />

Ngāpuhi people call this time<br />

‘Te waru i Kataina e Rehua’ –<br />

the eighth month of the year,<br />

when the ground laughs as<br />

a result of the Rehua star.<br />

Tohu o te rangi<br />

Rehua continues to shine bright.<br />

Tohu o te whenua<br />

There are three tohu this<br />

month: pohutukawa, northern<br />

rātā and plums! Early Christmas<br />

plums are ready to eat or<br />

make jam with. This is the<br />

time to start preserving food.<br />

Tohu o te moana<br />

The kahawai that started to<br />

gather last month begin to<br />

run in <strong>January</strong>. The Oturu<br />

day this month (New Year’s<br />

Day) indicates the time that<br />

kahawai start to run.<br />

We’d love to hear from anyone<br />

who lives by a river mouth (or<br />

who goes fishing at New Year’s)<br />

whether this tohu was correct.<br />

Don’t forget, if you’d like your<br />

own copy of the maramataka<br />

dial, email me at ayla.hoeta@<br />

aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />

Kia pai o koutou hararei!<br />

Tohu o te rangi<br />

(Signs in the sky)<br />

Rehua (Antares) will rise in<br />

the east around 8 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

Tohu o te whenua<br />

(Signs on land)<br />

When Rehua rises the<br />

pohutukawa tree will blossom.<br />

Hawaiians call both the star and<br />

the tree ‘Lehua’. They recognise<br />

the connection between them<br />

just as we do in Aotearoa: when<br />

the Lehua star appears, the lehua<br />

(pohutukawa) flower blooms.<br />

Most pohutukawa should<br />

be in flower by mid-<br />

<strong>December</strong>. You might also<br />

see the northern rātā, which<br />

flowers at the same time.<br />

Tohu o te moana<br />

(Signs in the water)<br />

Kahawai fish start to<br />

gather at the river mouths<br />

from early <strong>December</strong>.<br />

KEY DATES FOR SUMMER DEC JAN<br />

Rakaunui: Highest energy day 3 2<br />

Oturu & Rakau<br />

Ma Tohi:<br />

Takirau:<br />

Korekore Te<br />

Whiawhia,<br />

Korekore Te Rawea<br />

& Korekore Piri:<br />

Tangaroa A Mua,<br />

Tangaroa A Roto &<br />

Tangaroa kiokio:<br />

Orongonui, Omauri<br />

& Mutuwhenua:<br />

Whiro:<br />

High energy days. Plant<br />

root crops & watery crops.<br />

Plant kumara<br />

& other root crops.<br />

Low energy days – good for<br />

reflecting.<br />

Fishing & planting days.<br />

(On Tangaroa kiokio rats<br />

come out during the day!)<br />

Good days for planting all<br />

types of kai.<br />

Lowest energy day. Best for<br />

resting & planning. Also a<br />

good night to torch for eels.<br />

2 & 4 1 & 3<br />

5 4<br />

7, 8<br />

& 9<br />

10, 11<br />

& 12<br />

14, 15<br />

& 16<br />

6, 7<br />

& 8<br />

9, 10<br />

& 11<br />

13, 14<br />

& 15<br />

17 16<br />

Local artist wins top award<br />

Māngere-based artist<br />

Andy Leleisi’uao has<br />

won the top prize in<br />

NZ’s biggest contemporary<br />

art competition.<br />

As the winner of this<br />

year’s Wallace Arts<br />

Trust Paramount Award,<br />

Andy will spend six<br />

months working in<br />

New York next year.<br />

His last project of<br />

<strong>2017</strong> involves a public<br />

display at the Māngere<br />

Town Centre at midday<br />

on 28 <strong>December</strong>.<br />

The project commemorates<br />

Black Saturday<br />

(28 Dec 1929), when NZ<br />

military police opened<br />

fire on a peaceful Mau<br />

protest in Apia, Samoa,<br />

killing 11 people –<br />

including the leader<br />

and high chief Tupua<br />

Lealofi III. The efforts<br />

of the Mau movement<br />

eventually led to Samoa’s<br />

independence in 1962.<br />

You can see more of<br />

Andy’s work online at<br />

http://andyleleisiuao.<br />

blogspot.co.nz<br />

Next stop NYC: Award-winning artist<br />

Andy Leleisi’uao (right) with Pacific<br />

art consultant Marilyn Kohlhase.<br />

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Aorere College Choir provides backing vocals<br />

for Lorde at the <strong>2017</strong> Vodafone Music Awards.<br />

(Photo: Topic/Hannah Rolfe – Courtesy of Pead PR)<br />

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Aorere Choir<br />

Takes the STAGE<br />

with Lorde<br />

By Shirl’e Fruean<br />

When my teenage<br />

daughter came home<br />

one afternoon – overly<br />

excited that popstar Lorde<br />

had picked her school<br />

choir to perform at this<br />

year’s Vodafone Music<br />

Awards – I got just as<br />

excited and amazed too.<br />

As a proud and supportive<br />

Māngere mother, I<br />

knew I had to be there.<br />

So I came up with a<br />

master plan and after<br />

a few phone calls, I<br />

managed to secure media<br />

passes for me and two<br />

of my talented friends<br />

(Gabriel Satiu from<br />

Māngere Art Centre and<br />

Benji Timu from Vlog).<br />

At the Awards’ ceremony<br />

I found my daughter<br />

backstage with the other<br />

Aorere College students.<br />

She was so surprised to<br />

see me – we couldn’t stop<br />

hugging each other.<br />

When the choir finally<br />

went on stage with<br />

Lorde to perform her<br />

single ‘Greenlight’, it was<br />

absolutely fantastic. As I<br />

watched the performance<br />

from the media room,<br />

I kept pointing at my<br />

daughter on the TV<br />

monitors. It sure was a<br />

‘proud-mama’ moment!<br />

The day got even<br />

better when my crew<br />

and I got the chance<br />

to film a promo for the<br />

Hip Hop Summit I’ve<br />

been organising.<br />

It was brilliant because<br />

we managed to get<br />

everyone we wanted to<br />

make a special shout-out<br />

on the video. (See them<br />

all for yourself at www.<br />

nzhiphopsummit.com.)<br />

The whole event was<br />

such a cool experience<br />

– a dazzling night we<br />

will never forget.<br />

And it looks like Aorere’s<br />

performance impressed<br />

Lorde, too. After the<br />

show, she tweeted:<br />

“...a massive thank u to<br />

these gorgeous teen<br />

powerhouses from the<br />

Aorere College choir –<br />

have been a fan since<br />

i was at school & knew<br />

they would beautifully<br />

anchor this hometown<br />

performance of GL.”️


Clever 7’s sustainable business journey<br />

When Māngere<br />

College student<br />

Samir Ali signed<br />

up to take Business<br />

Studies in Year 13,<br />

he got more than<br />

he bargained for.<br />

By Justine Skilling<br />

Talking Rubbish,<br />

ME Family Services<br />

“Our teacher told us we<br />

were going to make and<br />

sell our own product<br />

and I thought, oh my<br />

gosh – what have I got<br />

myself into!” says Samir.<br />

Every year the College<br />

takes part in the Lion<br />

Foundation Young Enterprise<br />

Scheme (YES), a<br />

hands-on programme<br />

where students set up<br />

and run a real business.<br />

Samir was quickly given<br />

the role of Chief Executive<br />

Officer (CEO) by his team<br />

mates, and the group set<br />

to work creating Clever 7.<br />

Sustainable vision<br />

With input from mentors<br />

Lucy Wymer (YES) and<br />

Peter Sykes (ME Family<br />

Services), the group decided<br />

to use recycled materials<br />

in their product, because<br />

of the “huge benefit to the<br />

environment.”<br />

They hit upon the idea<br />

of reusing waste tyres<br />

and contacted local<br />

company Moon Motors<br />

who were “delighted to<br />

give the tyres away.”<br />

Combining their love of<br />

animals with their desire<br />

to save the environment,<br />

Clever 7 decided to create<br />

Young entrepreneurs: Clever 7’s Te Aroha Houston (left) and Elizajane<br />

Mafileo with samples of their prize-winning pet beds.<br />

a pet bed out of the<br />

tyres, using old clothes as<br />

stuffing for the cushions.<br />

After raising $400 in startup<br />

funding by selling hot<br />

food at school, they started<br />

production at Samir’s place,<br />

A wobbly start<br />

“Our prototype was a fail,”<br />

admits Samir. “We tried to<br />

paint the tyres, but they<br />

looked horrible. The paint<br />

didn’t stick to the tyres<br />

properly and would’ve<br />

come off in the rain.<br />

“When we started<br />

working on our real product,<br />

we decided to use<br />

spray paint instead.”<br />

Clever 7 worked hard<br />

during the construction<br />

phase, fitting this around<br />

their other assessments<br />

and family commitments.<br />

“I wanted everyone to do<br />

what they could,” says<br />

Samir. “I didn’t want anyone<br />

to feel left out because it’s<br />

all about the experience.<br />

It was actually very fun.”<br />

The group put their<br />

technical skills to the test<br />

– washing, cutting and<br />

painting the tyres, as well<br />

as sewing and stuffing the<br />

cushions to go inside.<br />

Compliments & sales<br />

With nine pet beds to<br />

sell, the group created<br />

some buzz about their<br />

product on social media<br />

before heading to the<br />

Papatoetoe Night Market<br />

to ply their wares.<br />

“At first we were a bit shy,<br />

but once people came up<br />

and were complimenting<br />

us on our product we<br />

got more confident,”<br />

says Samir. “People were<br />

really amazed at what<br />

we’d done. They’d never<br />

seen tyres being made<br />

into pet beds before.”<br />

The group managed to<br />

sell six beds at the market,<br />

and the remaining three<br />

through the school, netting<br />

themselves a small profit.<br />

But the hard work wasn’t<br />

over. As part of YES, the<br />

group had 30 seconds<br />

to present their product<br />

to a panel of judges in<br />

Dragon’s Den style. “It was<br />

really scary,” says Samir.<br />

Award winners<br />

In recognition of their<br />

product’s outstanding<br />

contribution to the<br />

environment, Clever 7<br />

took out the Excellence<br />

in Sustainability Award<br />

at the YES Auckland<br />

South Regional Awards.<br />

Their Business Studies<br />

teacher Savitri Nadan is<br />

“very proud of the group’s<br />

achievements.” She has<br />

seen their confidence<br />

grow and watched<br />

them develop skills in<br />

team work, budgeting,<br />

marketing, communication<br />

and leadership.<br />

A whole new world<br />

For Mentor Peter Sykes,<br />

the benefit of the YES<br />

programme is the in-depth<br />

learning students do about<br />

themselves in complex<br />

systems – balancing family<br />

and school life. “For many,<br />

a whole new world of small<br />

business is opened up – a<br />

cross cultural experience<br />

in itself,” he says.<br />

While none of the Clever<br />

7 group will be rushing<br />

out to start their own<br />

businesses just yet, they’ve<br />

valued the experience<br />

and enjoyed having a<br />

taste of what’s involved.<br />

As Samir says, “If you<br />

have a passionate heart<br />

and a skilful mind, you<br />

can do anything you<br />

want in business”.<br />

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Day & evening programmes begin in February <strong>2018</strong><br />

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Community Notices<br />

SOUL – TE KARANGA A HAPE HI – KOI<br />

Join SOUL (Save Our Unique Landscape) for a whānau-friendly<br />

hīkoi along Karangahape Rd. Sat 10 Dec, 10am – 12pm. Meet<br />

at Studio One Toi Tū (1 Ponsonby Rd) at 10am for morning tea,<br />

mihi and karakia. Hīkoi starts at 11am. The hīkoi will include<br />

short stops for kōrero, waiata and kapa haka and will end<br />

at Symonds St. For updates and more info, follow SOUL on<br />

Facebook: @protectIhumatao.<br />

Ihumātao is the place where the tupuna Hape landed in Aotearoa<br />

at the end of his voyage from Hawaiki. Hape is a central character<br />

in many oral histories of the Tāmaki Makaurau region, and<br />

Karangahape Rd commemorates his historical call. SOUL’s hīkoi<br />

aims to connect the two sites and to share the group’s conservation<br />

kaupapa with a wider audience.<br />

AUCKLAND LIBRARIES – GREAT SUMMER READ<br />

Win passes to some of Auckland’s hottest attractions, vouchers,<br />

books and more! Just complete 15 fun reading challenges and<br />

log them on the Auckland Libraries’ website. The Great Summer<br />

Read is FREE and it’s open to all members of Auckland Libraries.<br />

Prize draws every week. Even if you’ve just got time to read one<br />

book this summer, you could be a winner. The challenge runs<br />

from 1 Dec <strong>2017</strong> to 31 Jan <strong>2018</strong>. Pick up the list of challenges at<br />

your local library, or at www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz<br />

CALLING PERFORMERS, MUSICIANS & ARTISTS<br />

Do you have a creative project that you’d like to make happen<br />

in Māngere/Ōtāhuhu between Jan & Sep <strong>2018</strong>? Does it involve<br />

craft, performance, visual arts, music, film, dance, kapa haka,<br />

spoken word or digital arts? Māngere Ōtāhuhu Arts Brokers<br />

want to help! They’re looking for projects that involve the<br />

community in a meaningful way, are led by local people and<br />

have strong creative ideas behind them. If your project is<br />

selected, the Arts Brokers can support you to fulfil your vision,<br />

assist with funding, and also help to find the right location or<br />

people to work with. Applications close 12 Jan. Get all the<br />

details now at www.mangereotahuhuarts.org.nz/news.html<br />

FREE CLASSES IN MA – NGERE EAST<br />

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

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

literacy and numeracy, korowai, drivers licence theory, tai chi,<br />

zumba – and more! Visit www.mangereeast.org, email: fiona@<br />

mangereeast.org, ph. 09 <strong>275</strong> 6161 or drop in to 372 Massey<br />

Road, Māngere East to find out more. Holiday hours / Holiday<br />

programme: The Centre will close on 22 Dec and reopen for the<br />

holiday programme on 15 Jan. Places are limited. To book, call<br />

Maia on 09 <strong>275</strong> 6161 or email: maia@mangereeast.org<br />

Community Notices are FREE for community groups.<br />

To list your group or event in the next issue, just send<br />

us a 50-word summary by 15 <strong>January</strong> <strong>2018</strong>.<br />

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