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Mangere community news. This month: ASB Polyfest, What Now in Mangere, students get behind the Ihumatao campaign, a new column from Lemauga Lydia Sosene (Chair of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board), school leavers talk about their next steps - and more!

Mangere community news. This month: ASB Polyfest, What Now in Mangere, students get behind the Ihumatao campaign, a new column from Lemauga Lydia Sosene (Chair of the Mangere Otahuhu Local Board), school leavers talk about their next steps - and more!

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EDITION #39<br />

MARCH <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 />

POLYFEST FEVER!<br />

Over 90,000 people are expected to gather<br />

at the Manukau Sports Bowl from 14 to<br />

17 <strong>March</strong> as 220 cultural groups from 60<br />

Auckland schools take to the stage.<br />

The iconic Auckland ASB<br />

Polyfest is celebrating<br />

its 43rd year.<br />

Polyfest is an opportunity<br />

for high school students to<br />

connect with the traditions<br />

and cultures of their heritage.<br />

The Diversity stage is a<br />

popular stop for festivalgoers.<br />

This stage features<br />

cultural performances<br />

from China, Fiji, Tokelau,<br />

India, Korea and Sri Lanka.<br />

Students perform on these<br />

stages with pride, passion<br />

and for the honour of being<br />

crowned top school in<br />

their respective cultures.<br />

There has been talk that<br />

the festival’s original<br />

purpose has given way<br />

to commercialisation<br />

of the indigenous<br />

cultures of Oceania.<br />

‘Alisi Tatafu, Social Studies<br />

teacher at Māngere College<br />

and a Tongan community<br />

leader says, “In order to<br />

sustain the Polyfest event it<br />

is inevitable that some level<br />

of commercialisation occurs.<br />

“Sponsorship is vital for<br />

the [festival’s] longevity<br />

and keeping the Polyfest<br />

an ongoing, sustainable<br />

annual event for our<br />

Auckland secondary students<br />

and communities.”<br />

ASB Polyfest Director for<br />

<strong>2018</strong>, Seiuli Terri, says<br />

that her team is reviewing<br />

current structures and<br />

processes, and meeting key<br />

stakeholders and sponsors.<br />

“ASB Polyfest is a huge<br />

undertaking and I’m<br />

working hard to ensure<br />

that it continues to run<br />

smoothly while maintaining<br />

its purpose,” she says.<br />

Polyfest helps to equip,<br />

and enable our younger<br />

generations. It’s an<br />

unforgettable experience that<br />

gives students the chance to<br />

use and develop leadership<br />

qualities while showcasing<br />

our rich diverse cultures.<br />

Go along and support our<br />

local schools: Southern Cross<br />

Campus, De La Salle College,<br />

Aorere College, Ōtāhuhu<br />

College and Māngere College.<br />

Entry is $5 per person;<br />

preschoolers are free.<br />

Limited $5 parking is<br />

available on site.<br />

See www.asbpolyfest.co.nz<br />

for more information.<br />

Boys from Aorere<br />

College’s Tongan<br />

Group perform at<br />

Polyfest in 2015.<br />

(Photo: Supplied)<br />

WHAT’S INSIDE:<br />

P2: What Now in Māngere P5: School-leavers look ahead P7: Maramataka


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EDITORIAL<br />

Aloha!<br />

It’s <strong>March</strong>, and<br />

Polyfest fever<br />

is upon us.<br />

The annual<br />

cultural showcase<br />

is just days<br />

away, and secondary school<br />

students across Auckland<br />

are buzzing in anticipation.<br />

I auditioned for a spot in the<br />

Ōtāhuhu College Samoan<br />

Group back in 1994.<br />

After spending an hour<br />

learning a sāsā routine, I had<br />

to perform the dance with a<br />

small group. I was so nervous,<br />

but I gave it my all. In the end<br />

though, my twelve mistakes<br />

were eleven too many!<br />

Not being selected for the<br />

group freed me to soak up the<br />

atmosphere (and the food) on<br />

festival day, so I was content.<br />

This year, the devastation in<br />

Samoa, Tonga and Fiji following<br />

Cyclone Gita won’t be far from<br />

minds of the performers as they<br />

take to the stage. No doubt<br />

they will perform with spirit<br />

and mana as they represent<br />

their beloved countries.<br />

Local people have certainly<br />

been doing their bit to help<br />

in the wake of the cyclone.<br />

Ōtāhuhu Māngere Youth<br />

Group (OMYG), which<br />

has collected clothes for<br />

families in the affected<br />

areas, is just one example.<br />

The outpouring of love and<br />

support across our community<br />

has been overwhelming.<br />

The ‘<strong>Times</strong>’ are a-changing,<br />

and we’d love your help. Share<br />

with us what you like about<br />

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Mahalo nui loa,<br />

Hermann<br />

Tuataga Hermann Arp Jr<br />

Editor<br />

‘What NOW’ in Māngere<br />

Children around New Zealand got a taste of<br />

Māngere talent, humour and hospitality in February,<br />

when ‘What Now’ came to town.<br />

The popular Sunday-morning<br />

kids’ TV show broadcast its second<br />

episode of the year live from<br />

Centre Park on Robertson Rd.<br />

Dozens of families joined the fun –<br />

watching performances from Nainz<br />

Tupa’i (Adeaze) with the Saintz Up<br />

Performing Arts choir, Tone 6 and the<br />

Little Saintz dancers – and cheering on<br />

good sports Toaletai Faumuina<br />

David Tua and Dave ‘The Brown<br />

Buttabean’ Letele, as they tackled<br />

some classic – and very messy<br />

– ‘What Now’ challenges.<br />

Several local children also got<br />

to tell the TV audience about<br />

community projects they’re<br />

involved in – including a cloth<br />

bag-sharing scheme in Māngere<br />

Bridge that’s helping combat<br />

plastic pollution, and SOUL’s<br />

ongoing fight to save Ihumātao.<br />

‘What Now’ has gone on the road<br />

after 14 years in Christchurch. For<br />

40 weeks they’ll be filming in 40 different<br />

locations – meeting kids who<br />

wouldn’t usually have the chance<br />

to be part of the live show.<br />

If you missed the Māngere edition,<br />

you can catch it online at<br />

www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/whatnow/episodes/s<strong>2018</strong>-e2<br />

Top: Tia Ormsby (right) tells ‘What<br />

Now’ presenter Erin Wells about<br />

SOUL’s campaign to protect heritage<br />

land at Ihumātao. (Photo: Roger<br />

Fowler) Middle: Aupito William<br />

Sio, Toaletai Faumuina David Tua &<br />

Nainz Tupa’i enjoy the fun.<br />

Bottom: A performance from the<br />

Little Saintz dancers closes the live<br />

show. (Photos: Aupito William Sio)


Designing for a cause<br />

Year 13 fashion students<br />

from Māngere College have<br />

stepped up to help protect<br />

heritage land at Ihumātao.<br />

Working with SOUL (Save Our<br />

Unique Landscape) and a team<br />

of specialists from TV documentary<br />

series ‘Heritage Rescue’,<br />

the students (and teachers Nalini<br />

Singh and Viv Maskell) have<br />

created dozens of bright flags<br />

to draw attention to the historic<br />

site – and to the community’s<br />

fight to save it from destruction.<br />

The students’ handiwork will<br />

feature on an upcoming episode<br />

of ‘Heritage Rescue’ (on Choice<br />

TV), but there’s no need to wait:<br />

their colourful beacons – and<br />

the rest of the artwork at SOUL’s<br />

‘Street Gallery’ – is free to view<br />

right now at the Kaitiaki Village<br />

on Ihumātao Quarry Rd.<br />

Dozens of colourful flags, sewn by Māngere College students, mark<br />

the entry to the Kaitiaki Village at Ihumātao. (Photo: Hermann Arp)<br />

Inset: Students sew like the wind! (Photo: Nalini Singh/Viv Maskell)<br />

New year brings opportunity & challenge<br />

Kia ora, tafola lava and warm greetings from all of us at the Local Board.<br />

Lemauga Lydia<br />

Sosene: Chair of the<br />

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu<br />

Local Board<br />

Firstly, welcome to my<br />

new regular column in this<br />

wonderful publication.<br />

I hope you’ve had a relaxing<br />

and refreshing summer. It<br />

started out with such great<br />

weather and if you’re like me,<br />

you took advantage of all the<br />

great events that have been<br />

going on around the area.<br />

Unfortunately the weather<br />

turned a bit in February, but<br />

for those of us with friends<br />

and family in Samoa, Tonga<br />

and Fiji we know we didn’t see<br />

the worst of it here. So please<br />

join me in keeping those in the<br />

affected islands in your prayers.<br />

One of the big challenges that<br />

our board has dealt with over<br />

the last year, but particularly<br />

during the summer, has been<br />

the drunken and disorderly<br />

behaviour happening along<br />

Kiwi Esplanade, around<br />

Coronation Road and next<br />

to the Old Māngere Bridge.<br />

In the last six months of 2017,<br />

there were 376 call outs to<br />

Police for a range of anti-social<br />

behaviours, and I want to<br />

assure you this issue is being<br />

given our full attention. We are<br />

working with Police, Auckland<br />

Transport, Auckland Council<br />

staff and local residents to find<br />

ways to stop this disturbing<br />

and dangerous behaviour.<br />

However, we would also<br />

appreciate your help, so<br />

please call Police if you see<br />

this behaviour continue<br />

in coming months.<br />

On a more positive note, I<br />

want to encourage you all<br />

to Have Your Say this month<br />

on Auckland Council’s<br />

10-year budget and our<br />

local board priorities.<br />

We are all working hard to<br />

make Māngere-Ōtāhuhu<br />

in particular, a thriving<br />

community, so we need your<br />

input to ensure we’re heading<br />

in the right direction. Check<br />

out akhaveyoursay.nz for<br />

more info on how to do this.<br />

Manuia,<br />

Lemauga Lydia Sosene<br />

Chair of the Māngere-<br />

Ōtāhuhu Local Board<br />

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LOCALS SCORE MANUKAU UNITED FC<br />

By John Palethorpe<br />

South Auckland has more<br />

football clubs than Central, West<br />

or East Auckland combined. Yet<br />

of the 36 teams playing in the<br />

Lotto Northern Region Football<br />

League (NRFL) divisions, just<br />

four are from the South.<br />

For an area with a rich sporting<br />

heritage in rugby, league<br />

and boxing, football seems<br />

strangely absent. But that<br />

might be about to change.<br />

This month, premier-division football<br />

returns to Māngere-Ōtāhuhu for<br />

the first time in over a decade, as<br />

Manukau United FC begin their <strong>2018</strong><br />

Lotto Premier League campaign.<br />

The new club is a partnership<br />

between Manukau City AFC and<br />

Māngere United. It aims to provide<br />

greater opportunities for local<br />

players, and to establish a pathway<br />

for junior and youth footballers<br />

in South Auckland to play at the<br />

highest level of the game.<br />

Seeking success on and off the pitch:<br />

Manukau United coach Kevin Fallon (left), with<br />

chairman and club captain Hone Fowler at<br />

Centre Park stadium. (Photo: John Palethorpe)<br />

With experienced former All<br />

Whites’ coach Kevin Fallon at the<br />

helm, Manukau United are seeking<br />

success on and off the pitch.<br />

“Obviously we want to proudly<br />

represent South Auckland in the<br />

Premier Division,” says chairman<br />

and club captain Hone Fowler,<br />

“but it’s important that Manukau<br />

United fulfils its aim to be a club<br />

for the local community.<br />

“We intend to offer coaching<br />

sessions in local schools – and give<br />

more kids the opportunity to fall<br />

in love with the beautiful game.”<br />

With home games at Centre Park<br />

Māngere, a venue that hosted a group<br />

stage of the 2017 Oceania Champions<br />

League, United have one of the<br />

best playing facilities in Auckland.<br />

But on match days they’ll still be<br />

relying on local support to spur<br />

them on as they represent the south<br />

at the top of the local game.<br />

United’s first official home game will<br />

be at Māngere’s Centre Park Stadium,<br />

Robertson Rd on Good Friday, 30<br />

<strong>March</strong> at 3pm. The new club will<br />

be taking on last year’s Premier<br />

League champions and Chatham<br />

Cup holders Onehunga Sports.<br />

You can follow Manukau United<br />

on Twitter: @ManukauUtdFC<br />

& Facebook: @ManukauUtdFC<br />

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FEATURE<br />

Decision<br />

time for<br />

SCHOOL-<br />

LEAVERS<br />

A good percentage of our<br />

Māngere community lives in<br />

poverty, and with ever-rising<br />

living costs, making ends<br />

meet can be a real struggle.<br />

So when our local Year<br />

13 students said farewell<br />

to school last December,<br />

many were faced with a<br />

tough decision: “Do I go to<br />

university, or do I get a fulltime<br />

job to help my parents?”<br />

<strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong> asked four<br />

recent school-leavers<br />

about making this choice.<br />

Soakai Malamala, who was Head<br />

Boy at Aorere College in 2017, understands<br />

how difficult it is for many of<br />

his peers to make the right decision.<br />

“A decision only becomes right<br />

when the person makes it,” he says.<br />

For Soakai, reaching that decision<br />

was a bit of a battle. “One day, getting<br />

a job was winning,” he says. “The<br />

next day, university was winning.<br />

My parents helped me understand<br />

the pros and cons of both options.<br />

Both were equally important.”<br />

Soakai’s parents left the final<br />

decision to him and told him they<br />

would support him either way.<br />

“You see your parents struggling,<br />

and all you want to do is help them.<br />

So, in the end the decision was really<br />

an easy one to make,” he says.<br />

For many students, individual<br />

circumstances – and particularly<br />

financial struggles in the family –<br />

play a huge part in their decision.<br />

For Cris from Māngere East, the<br />

choice was: “Easy! I don’t need<br />

university to get a job. But I do need<br />

money to have a life,” he says.<br />

Cris has already secured a job<br />

and is happily working at the<br />

Looking to the future: Soakai Malamala is pleased with his decision. (Photo: Hermann Arp)<br />

same carpet-manufacturing<br />

company as his father.<br />

Siata Ah Chong, a former<br />

student of Māngere College, can’t<br />

wait for university to start.<br />

“YOU SEE YOUR PARENTS<br />

STRUGGLING, AND ALL<br />

YOU WANT TO DO IS HELP<br />

THEM. SO, IN THE END THE<br />

DECISION WAS REALLY<br />

AN EASY ONE TO MAKE.<br />

Riding the bus back to Māngere from<br />

Auckland city, she tell us: “I’m excited<br />

about uni. It’s a whole different world.<br />

“I was thinking about getting a<br />

job, but after today’s Open Day, I<br />

know that I need to be at uni.”<br />

There is always the option of securing<br />

a part-time job and still getting<br />

a tertiary-level education, which is<br />

a path that many have chosen.<br />

Right now Jeremy is working at<br />

McDonald’s, but he’s been accepted<br />

to start at Manukau Institute of<br />

Technology (MIT) later this month.<br />

“It’s going to be hard, but like the<br />

Bible says, ‘When I was a child… I<br />

thought as a child: but when I became<br />

a man, I put away childish things.’<br />

“I am now a man, so I can<br />

handle hard things – um – you know<br />

what I mean!” he says, to thunderous<br />

laughter from his Maccas’ workmates.<br />

By the beginning of <strong>March</strong>, thousands<br />

of first-year university students<br />

will have begun their journey.<br />

Nestled in the middle of them all,<br />

in a warm enclosed music hall, will<br />

be Soakai Malamala – a University<br />

of Auckland student aiming for a<br />

Bachelor of Music – majoring in Jazz.<br />

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Get into Performing<br />

Arts with Shirl’e<br />

By Beatz Revel8ah<br />

I know what you’re<br />

thinking… Where’s<br />

Shirl’e? Don’t worry.<br />

She’s still here.<br />

We just got the “Word”<br />

that Queen Shirl’e is<br />

preparing to throw<br />

down her wisdom and<br />

skills in an awesome<br />

community arts<br />

programme for high<br />

school students.<br />

‘Pathway to Performing<br />

Arts’ will be presented<br />

by the Queen over four<br />

Friday afternoons –<br />

beginning on 2 <strong>March</strong>.<br />

Each session will run<br />

from 4pm to 5pm at<br />

the Māngere Town<br />

Centre Library.<br />

Students will build<br />

confidence as they<br />

learn the basics of<br />

song writing, film<br />

acting, beat making<br />

and performance.<br />

And apparently, it’s<br />

all free! (One can’t<br />

argue with free...<br />

Um, can I join?)<br />

If you haven’t already<br />

enrolled, pick up a form<br />

from the Māngere Town<br />

Centre Library today.<br />

Hmm… It’s kind of<br />

nice out here on “the<br />

Street”. I wonder what<br />

else is happening?<br />

COMMUNITY<br />

OUTREACH PARTNER:<br />

PRINCIPAL FUNDERS:<br />

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MARAMATAKA:<br />

Poutūterangi (<strong>March</strong>)<br />

Artists for the future (left to right): Anonymouz (Matthew Faiumu<br />

Salapu), Musu Neil Tupu-Sitagata, Milo Fuli (Skolar), To’asavili<br />

Tuputala, Lastman So’oula, Lemoa Henry Sevesi Fesulua’i & Kas<br />

Futialo (Kas tha Feelstyle). Photo: Raymond Sagapolutele.<br />

4 THA LUMANA’I<br />

In a ground-breaking live performance led by<br />

local music and sound producer Anonymouz,<br />

‘4 Tha Lumana’i’ finds the parallels between<br />

traditional Samoan oratory customs and<br />

contemporary hip hop art forms.<br />

While visiting Samoa to celebrate<br />

the 50th anniversary of<br />

the country’s Independence,<br />

Anonymouz became interested<br />

in exploring ways to integrate<br />

his Samoan culture into his work<br />

in the hip hop and commercial<br />

radio scene in New Zealand.<br />

This eventually led him to<br />

take his own tatau (traditional<br />

tattoo) journey with<br />

master tufuga (tattooist)<br />

Su’a Paul Junior Suluape.<br />

“...one of my ideas at the time<br />

was to sample [the] sounds<br />

of the tufuga’s (tattooist’s)<br />

tools tapping to turn into a<br />

beat for a jingle,” he notes<br />

in a recent blog post.<br />

Anonymouz found similarities<br />

between the way rappers ‘rep<br />

a crew’ when battling other<br />

rappers, and how Samoan<br />

tulāfale (orators) represent<br />

their families as they battle<br />

other tulāfale for the right<br />

to be the main voice.<br />

To tell this story of cultural discovery,<br />

a cast of local Samoan<br />

tulāfale joins rappers, poets<br />

and community performers<br />

for a living conversation about<br />

the past, present and future.<br />

‘4 Tha Lumana’i’ will run for<br />

two nights on 23 and 24<br />

<strong>March</strong>. Both shows start at<br />

7:30pm at the Māngere Arts<br />

Centre, Corner Bader Drive<br />

& Orly Avenue, Māngere.<br />

Book your FREE tickets<br />

Tickets are free, but you must<br />

book to guarantee your seat.<br />

Drop in to the Māngere Arts<br />

Centre, or book online at:<br />

www.eventfinda.co.nz/<strong>2018</strong>/<br />

whanui-the-lumanaii/<br />

auckland/mangere/tickets<br />

WANTED! EDUCATION SUPPORT WORKERS<br />

Part-time work available.<br />

Work with children with special needs in early childhood education.<br />

Experience preferred, but not essential. Training provided.<br />

Speakers of Samoan and/or te reo Maori are particularly encouraged to apply.<br />

Call Shayla today<br />

ph. 09 263 0798<br />

By Ayla Hoeta<br />

Kia ora koutou, and welcome<br />

to Poutūterangi!<br />

Poutūterangi is in the sixth phase<br />

of summer (Matiti Rautapata).<br />

After an incredibly hot few months,<br />

the temperature cools and we<br />

move into the harvest season.<br />

When it comes to harvesting, our<br />

kaumatua share stories of whānau<br />

gathering and preserving lots of kai for<br />

tough months ahead. The cupboards<br />

and storehouses (pataka) were full!<br />

Today you may see the preserving<br />

of peaches, jams and pickles.<br />

Tohu (Signs) for Poutūterangi<br />

The star Whānui (Vega) is the tohu in the<br />

sky for the start of the harvest. At 5:30am<br />

on 5 <strong>March</strong>, it can be seen in the north-east<br />

sky at about 35˚. The other star marker<br />

for this time is Poutūterangi (Altair), who<br />

stays in the sky for most of the year.<br />

The tohu in the water are tuna (eel),<br />

which start to migrate to the sea,<br />

and the tohu on land include the<br />

fruit which will be preserved.<br />

Key dates in Poutūterangi<br />

1 Mar: Rakaunui – Highest energy day<br />

28 Feb & 2 Mar: Oturu & Rakau Ma<br />

Tohi – High energy days. Good for<br />

planting root crops & watery crops.<br />

3 Mar: Takirau – Plant root crops.<br />

5, 6 & 7 Mar: Korekore Te Whiawhia,<br />

Korekore Te Rawea & Korekore Piri<br />

– Reflecting & low-energy days.<br />

8, 9 & 10 Mar: Tangaroa A Mua,<br />

Tangaroa A Roto & Tangaroa Kiokio<br />

– Fishing & planting days.<br />

12, 13 & 14 Mar: Orongonui, Omauri &<br />

Mutuwhenua – Plant all types of kai.<br />

15 Mar: Whiro – Lowest energy<br />

day. Best for resting & planning.<br />

For a maramataka dial, email:<br />

ayla.hoeta@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />

Thanks whānau!<br />

7


Community Notices<br />

MANUKAU HARBOUR CLEAN-UP DAY<br />

Help the Sustainable Coastlines crew with this massive job!<br />

Sat 10 Mar: 9am – 1pm. Register online, or on the day at<br />

Māngere Boating Club, Kiwi Esplanade, Māngere Bridge. You<br />

must wear sturdy, closed-toe shoes to participate. (No<br />

gumboots!) You’ll also need warm clothes, a raincoat, a sun<br />

hat, sunscreen, a drink (in a reusable bottle) and your favourite<br />

snacks. Sustainable Coastlines will provide reusable rubbish<br />

sacks, gloves, extra sunscreen, drinking water, hand sanitiser/<br />

soap & water for hand-washing, and refreshments at the end<br />

of the event. For more info, visit: sustainablecoastlines.org/<br />

event/manukau-harbour-public-clean-day/<br />

ADULT BIKE SKILLS & MAINTENANCE<br />

FREE drop-in session: Thurs 15 Mar, 6pm – 8pm at Centre Park,<br />

Robertson Rd, Māngere. Learn how to ride, improve your cycle<br />

skills, or find out how to look after your bike. No need to book,<br />

just turn up. Bikes will be available to borrow for the session<br />

on a first-come, first-served basis – so be early! For more info,<br />

see the events page @aucklandtransportcycling on Facebook.<br />

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU NEEDS VOLUNTEERS<br />

Time to spare, or skills to share? Volunteer for Citizens Advice<br />

Bureau (CAB) in Māngere, Ōtāhuhu or Papatoetoe! The CAB<br />

is all about the client – making sure individuals do not suffer<br />

through ignorance of their rights and responsibilities. Apply<br />

online at www.cab.org.nz, or call or drop in. CAB Māngere is on<br />

the Orly Ave side of Māngere Town Centre (ph. 09 <strong>275</strong> 6885),<br />

CAB Ōtāhuhu is in the Tōia Precinct, 30–34 Mason Ave (ph. 09<br />

216 9813) and CAB Papatoetoe is at the back of the Town Hall,<br />

35A St George St, Old Papatoetoe (ph. 09 278 5191).<br />

FREE NEIGHBOURHOOD BBQ – 24 MARCH<br />

Sat 24 <strong>March</strong>, 5:30pm – 7pm. Bring your family and neighbours<br />

and join Māngere Connect for a FREE BBQ at Boggust Park,<br />

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FREE CLASSES IN MA – NGERE EAST<br />

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

in parenting, te reo Māori, Samoan, korowai, drivers licence<br />

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

email: fiona@mangereeast.org, ph. <strong>275</strong> 6161 or drop in to 372<br />

Massey Rd (behind the library) Māngere East to find out more.<br />

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

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

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