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Mangere community news. This month: Cycling in Mangere, Waikato war service, make your own maramataka (lunar calendar) - and more!

Mangere community news. This month: Cycling in Mangere, Waikato war service, make your own maramataka (lunar calendar) - and more!


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EDITION #43<br />

JULY <strong>2018</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 />


ONLY THE<br />

BRAVE?<br />

Cycling in Māngere<br />

Free!<br />

By Donna Wynd<br />

Cycling in Māngere and<br />

Ōtāhuhu should be easy.<br />

The roads are relatively flat,<br />

and most streets are wide<br />

enough to accommodate<br />

cars and bikes without<br />

too much trouble.<br />

The number of cyclists that<br />

commute and cycle for fun has<br />

grown over the last few years, and<br />

it’s now common to see lycraclad<br />

jocks and people in their hiviz<br />

vests and workboots zipping<br />

along in rush-hour traffic.<br />

Our young people and family<br />

groups are also riding bikes much<br />

more than they used to. And why<br />

not? It’s fun, cheap, and you don’t<br />

have to stress about parking.<br />

Room for improvement<br />

It’s not all beer and skittles, though.<br />

We sent our intrepid cycle reporter<br />

out to identify the prime areas<br />

for improved cycle safety.<br />

The verdict is in! Great South Road<br />

and Massey Road are scary. There<br />

are few cycleways, the lanes are<br />

narrow, and as main arterial routes,<br />

they’re used by heavy trucks, carcarriers,<br />

and oversized loads.<br />

Māngere East cyclists Alan & Emily Worman take refuge<br />

from Massey Road traffic at the Village Cafe. (Photo: Roger Fowler)<br />

Technically it’s illegal to cycle on the<br />

footpath, but that’s what many of us<br />

end up doing. That might be OK, but<br />

there are parts of Great South Road<br />

where there’s no footpath, either.<br />

Auckland Transport has talked up<br />

a big game to get people out of<br />

cars and onto bikes, but with the<br />

main South Auckland commuting<br />

routes dangerous to cyclists,<br />

it’s only the truly brave that will<br />

abandon the safety of their cars.<br />

This is made worse by a prevailing<br />

philosophy that appears to prioritise<br />

the needs of the freight industry.<br />

In suburbs such as Māngere and<br />

Ōtāhuhu, with their container yards<br />

and freight depots, the chances of<br />

the roads being made safe for cyclists<br />

any time soon is wishful thinking.<br />

Connecting to Sylvia Park?<br />

On the upside, Auckland Transport<br />

has committed to putting in a<br />

cycle path from Ōtāhuhu to Sylvia<br />

Park. This is planned to run down<br />

Church Street, across the footbridge<br />

then up the hill to Atkinson Ave.<br />

So far so good, at least for those<br />

who want to ride their bikes to<br />

Sylvia Park. In the meantime, the key<br />

piece of infrastructure in this plan<br />

– the footbridge at the bottom of<br />

Church Street – has effectively been<br />

blocked off by a pair of bollards.<br />

SNAFU! You might be able to get<br />

past in the daytime but don’t come<br />

back in the dark after you’ve had<br />

a few at a bar in Sylvia Park!<br />


P4: Keeping Māngere Beautiful P7: Make your own Maramataka

Parenting Facilitator Elaine Spark<br />

will use Ohomairangi Trust’s new<br />

7-seater electric van to transport<br />

families to parenting courses.<br />

Going electric<br />

By Bob van Ruyssevelt<br />

Ever more extreme<br />

weather conditions, rising<br />

sea levels and the new<br />

fuel tax are all reasons<br />

to consider a change to<br />

Electric Vehicles (EVs).<br />

Right now there are also extra<br />

incentives such as exemption<br />

from Road User Charges and the<br />

ability to use some bus and truck<br />

motorway on-ramps. There may<br />

never be a better time to buy.<br />

Ohomairangi Trust, which<br />

runs parenting courses at the<br />

Māngere East Community<br />

Centre, has obtained a<br />

generous 50% grant from the<br />

Government’s Low Emission<br />

Vehicles Contestable Fund<br />

(LEVCF) to buy six EVs.<br />

The new vehicles will be<br />

based in Māngere East, and<br />

will be used for making home<br />

visits and transporting parents<br />

to and from courses.<br />

Appropriately-named parenting<br />

facilitator Elaine Spark<br />

(pictured with the Trust’s new<br />

eNV200 seven-seater van)<br />

was surprised to find how<br />

easy an EV was to drive.<br />

With duties all over Auckland,<br />

Elaine is now busy locating<br />

the city’s public EV charging<br />

stations. The network of stations<br />

is expanding rapidly, and while<br />

some cost a small amount to<br />

use, others are currently free.<br />

The change to EVs will save the<br />

Trust thousands of dollars in<br />

vehicle operating costs such as<br />

fuel, licensing, and servicing.<br />

The new vehicles only need<br />

a quick $100 maintenance<br />

visit annually, and the<br />

main consumables are<br />

tyres and brakes.<br />

The money saved can be<br />

used to provide more valuable<br />

services to the community.<br />

Although EVs are not exactly<br />

cheap at the moment, prices<br />

will come down as they<br />

become more common. Used<br />

imports are available at more<br />

affordable prices, and as the<br />

big operators like Auckland<br />

Council, Air NZ and Meridian<br />

Energy turn over their fleets,<br />

more NZ-new EVs will come<br />

on to the secondhand market.<br />

Companies such as Meridian<br />

are offering their own incentives<br />

with some free power and<br />

the ability to take advantage<br />

of cheaper off-peak power.<br />

If you’re planning to replace<br />

your car or van soon, perhaps<br />

an EV might be for you!<br />

“Not one more acre!”<br />

At sunrise on 14 <strong>July</strong> 1863 the British<br />

invasion of the Waikato began.<br />

The war that had the most devastating<br />

effect on New Zealand society<br />

continues to the present day.<br />

We remember and will not forget.<br />

Join SOUL for a dawn service on Saturday,<br />

14 <strong>July</strong> this year at Monument Corner, Great<br />

South Rd, Ōtāhuhu, followed by a short hikoi<br />

to Fletcher Building’s HQ to challenge the<br />

new invaders of Māori land at Ihumātao.<br />

All welcome from 6:30am. Speeches<br />

at 7am. Hikoi begins at 8am.<br />

(“Not one more acre” was the slogan<br />

of the Māori Land March of 1975.)<br />

Right:Marchers prepare to join the hikoi<br />

at the Nixon monument in Ōtāhuhu in 2017.<br />


Library<br />

knitting club<br />

celebrates<br />

3rd birthday<br />

By Lyndsey Smith<br />

Every Thursday for the past<br />

three years the Māngere East<br />

Library Knitting & Craft Club<br />

have been meeting up for a<br />

cup of tea and a chat over their<br />

knitting and craft projects.<br />

This friendly group of knitting and<br />

craft enthusiasts have been busy<br />

creating beautiful knitted and<br />

crocheted baby beanies, booties,<br />

jackets and blankets to donate to<br />

the babies at Middlemore Hospital.<br />

On 7 June the club celebrated their<br />

third anniversary of meeting every<br />

Thursday with a special morning tea.<br />

Over a cuppa, the members shared<br />

stories of how they first learned to<br />

knit. Mary explained that her father<br />

Above:Members of the Māngere East Library Knitting & Craft Club with clothes they’ve<br />

made for babies born at Middlemore Hospital. Clockwise from left: Sylvia, Naomi, Aria, Mary,<br />

Jean and Selwyn. (Photo: Lyndsey Smith)<br />

had originally taught her to knit on<br />

6-inch nails! She progressed from<br />

there to meat skewers. Others often<br />

had to learn through necessity or<br />

by being around older people.<br />

Mostly taught by older family<br />

members, the enthusiastic<br />

knitters have produced countless<br />

garments for the new little<br />

babies in the maternity ward<br />

at Middlemore Hospital.<br />

The knitting club provides a warm,<br />

friendly space at Māngere East<br />

Library for anyone who would like<br />

to come along and learn a new<br />

craft, share their knowledge and<br />

skills with others, or simply have a<br />

chat over a cup of tea and biscuits.<br />

Positive outcomes from the local board’s advocacy<br />

Tēnā koutou, tafola lava and greetings from our Local Board.<br />

Local Board<br />

chair Lemauga<br />

Lydia Sosene.<br />

As many of you will know,<br />

we take our responsibilities<br />

seriously to consider what’s<br />

good for the community.<br />

The proliferation of offlicences<br />

is one such issue<br />

which has a detrimental<br />

impact on our people,<br />

particularly on our youth.<br />

We have been at the forefront<br />

of this issue over many years<br />

and so it’s heartening to see<br />

the owners of the Curlew Bar<br />

withdraw their application<br />

for a liquor licence after<br />

local community groups<br />

such as the Māori Wardens<br />

voiced their concerns.<br />

This follows Grace’s Place<br />

in Māngere having its onlicence<br />

application declined<br />

by the District Licensing<br />

Committee in 2017.<br />

These decisions can give us<br />

hope that we can curb the<br />

spread of these venues.<br />

You may have also seen two<br />

other recent consent issues<br />

in the news. The first being a<br />

refusal of a resource consent<br />

application to use an Ōtāhuhu<br />

building as a boarding house<br />

following community and local<br />

board opposition. And secondly,<br />

we lodged our concerns<br />

over the potential health and<br />

environmental impacts from<br />

the operation of a factory<br />

to be built on Tidal Road.<br />

I raise these matters to highlight<br />

the great advocacy work<br />

being done by all our local<br />

board members in ensuring<br />

our community is safe.<br />

It’s also important you let us<br />

know about issues that you<br />

see so we can raise these<br />

issues through the channels<br />

we have available to us.<br />

Lastly, can I let you know<br />

about an exciting project<br />

that will greatly impact our<br />

area, particularly those in<br />

Māngere East. Thanks to our<br />

local board’s advocacy, the<br />

Auckland Council Governing<br />

Body has agreed to allocate<br />

funding for the development<br />

of the Māngere East precinct<br />

and Walter Massey Park.<br />

The plan is to improve access<br />

and connectivity in and around<br />

Māngere East and Walter<br />

Massey Park, so keep an eye<br />

out for further updates as more<br />

detailed plans come to light.<br />

Manuia,<br />

Lemauga Lydia Sosene<br />

Chair of the Māngere-<br />

Ōtāhuhu Local Board<br />



Plastic<br />

pollution<br />

revolution<br />

By Justine Skilling<br />

Talking Rubbish, ME Family Services<br />

“What’s the biggest environmental<br />

problem facing us at the moment?”,<br />

I asked a group of young leaders from<br />

Southern Cross Campus last year.<br />

“Litter”, was the overwhelming<br />

response.<br />

While climate change might be the biggest threat<br />

to our continued existence on the planet, the<br />

rubbish in our streets, parks and waterways is the<br />

issue that we all see and deal with every day.<br />

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Staff from Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa Pool & Leisure Centre take a break<br />

during their recent clean up of the Tararata Stream in Māngere.<br />

on in her part of Māngere. During a recent<br />

presentation, Puna explained that rubbish<br />

dropped on our streets ends up in our streams,<br />

and flows into the Manukau Harbour.<br />

“Once it’s in the ocean, our rubbish will eventually<br />

join one of the enormous rubbish gyres [islands]<br />

floating around in the sea, some of which are bigger<br />

than six times the size of New Zealand!”, she said.<br />

Building community pride<br />

Toni Helleur (Crime and Safety Prevention Liaison<br />

for Māngere Town Centre) notices lots of litter<br />

dropped around the Town Centre – mostly cigarette<br />

butts and food packaging. “There’s a feeling of a<br />

‘lack of pride’ in our community”, she says. “We’re<br />

discussing this as a Town Centre, and looking<br />

at introducing new bins to encourage people<br />

to take more ‘community pride’ in this area.”<br />

Mucking in to clean up our rubbish<br />

Groups from around our community are<br />

responding to the problem and giving their<br />

time and effort to cleaning our place up.<br />

º º Friends of the Farm in Māngere Bridge<br />

organises regular community clean ups along<br />

the Manukau Harbour foreshore, filling dozens<br />

of bags with discarded packaging from takeaway<br />

meals and late-night drinking sessions.<br />

º º A group of young leaders from Do Good Feel<br />

Good are currently cleaning up and monitoring<br />

an alleyway between Deborah Place and Imrie<br />

Ave. “It’s not healthy and safe to be surrounded<br />

by all this rubbish”, says TOP SKWAD leader Laila.<br />

º º Recently, the staff from Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa<br />

Pool & Leisure Centre dedicated their staff<br />

team-building day to cleaning up the Tararata<br />

Stream in Māngere. “This year we wanted to do<br />

something to help our local community”, says<br />

centre manager Waitangi Mika. The group pulled<br />

four shopping trolleys and lots of household waste<br />

out of the stream during their morning’s clean up.

E hara i te para<br />

he rauemi ke<br />

It is not waste, but a resource<br />

Looking at the bigger problem<br />

Where does all this rubbish come from and what can<br />

be done to stop it ending up in the wrong places?<br />

It’s clear that this is a complex problem, which needs<br />

to be addressed on different levels. While clean ups are<br />

great for raising awareness of the issues and removing<br />

rubbish from our environment, they don’t stop people<br />

from continuing to litter and dump their waste.<br />

Frustrated whānau in Ihumātao have recently started<br />

their own group to tackle the issue in this area. Their<br />

group ‘Para Patrol’ is monitoring and reporting illegal<br />

dumping. “This is a fight for our entire whenua, to get<br />

people stop filling our lands with rubbish”, say Para<br />

Patrol rangatahi Ceejay Maitai and Honey Olsen.<br />

Businesses doing their bit<br />

Businesses in the area also need to start taking<br />

responsibility for the rubbish they’re bringing into<br />

Māngere. Hammer Hardware in Māngere Bridge is<br />

showing leadership in this, going plastic-bag free<br />

from 1 <strong>July</strong>, and Countdown has pledged to get<br />

rid of plastic packaging from its own products.<br />

Other shops in our community need to start thinking<br />

about the packaging they’re using and what impact<br />

it’s having on our environment. Imagine a plastic<br />

bag, plastic straw and polystyrene-free Māngere!<br />

Other options<br />

Having somewhere local to take our waste and<br />

unwanted stuff would give people options other<br />

than dumping in local parks and streams. And<br />

when it comes down to it, we all need to think<br />

about whether we need to be buying all this<br />

stuff that creates rubbish in the first place.<br />

For help with reducing rubbish at your place and<br />

getting rid of unwanted stuff, check out the Talking<br />

Rubbish website, or get in touch with us directly:<br />

http://www.mefsc.org.nz/whatwe-do/talking-rubbish/<br />

By Ceejay Maitai<br />

& Honey Olsen<br />

Kia ora, we are two Te<br />

Ahiwaru rangatahi from<br />

Makaurau Marae who have<br />

sadly witnessed illegal<br />

dumping here in Māngere.<br />

In the ’80s, sustainability was<br />

pushed aside, and because<br />

of that we’ve had to re-learn<br />

and re-teach the younger<br />

generations about it.<br />

Our tupuna were taught<br />

to use our land as their<br />

supermarket, the sea as<br />

their deli and the native<br />

bush as their pharmacy.<br />

They never had a choice<br />

to travel in a car or shop<br />

at a supermarket, where<br />

food is distributed in plastic<br />

packaging. They used<br />

kete made from flax to<br />

hold almost everything,<br />

hue or gourds for water<br />

bottles, and waka carved<br />

from quality wood as their<br />

main mode of transport.<br />

Para Patrol is an initiative<br />

driven by us as frustrated<br />

whānau in Ihumātao. We<br />

were brought together<br />

by our Aunt to ‘red-light’,<br />

name and shame illegal<br />

dumping around our<br />

papakainga and whenua.<br />

Our whakapapa (identity) is<br />

Ihumātao, where currently<br />

we are fighting for our<br />

whenua. This is a fight<br />

for our entire whenua, to<br />

get people to stop filling<br />

our lands with rubbish.<br />

Here in Māngere not<br />

enough people are<br />

managing their waste<br />

correctly. But is everything<br />

we purchase necessary in<br />

our lives? We are digging<br />

through our mountains,<br />

mining our sands and<br />

drilling for our oils to<br />

produce unnecessary items.<br />

As Para Patrol rangatahi,<br />

we’re also trying to stop<br />

the production of plastic.<br />

We think manufacturers<br />

should at least think about<br />

what they’re distributing.<br />

We’ve heard that milk used<br />

to be delivered in glass<br />

bottles, and the ‘empties’<br />

were collected and recycled.<br />

Our shopping used to be<br />

bagged in paper made<br />

from a renewable resource<br />

(trees). We think these<br />

practices should return.<br />

Soon we’ll be asking<br />

local small retailers to<br />

support Para Patrol’s<br />

“Kirihou Coup” where<br />

plastic bagging becomes<br />

a choice rather than the<br />

norm. We hope retailers<br />

and our communities will<br />

support this initiative.<br />

We’d really appreciate<br />

endorsement of our<br />

mahi from Māngere-<br />

Ōtāhuhu Local Board<br />

and Auckland Council<br />

and we’re only too happy<br />

to share our initiatives<br />

with our community.<br />

“E hara i te para he<br />

rauemi ke”. (It is not<br />

waste, but a resource).<br />

If you would like to know<br />

more or to help our<br />

efforts please contact<br />

justine@mefsc.org.nz<br />


Left:Some of the first<br />

children to attend the<br />

Māngere East After School<br />

Centre. Kahu and Maia (third<br />

and fourth from left) went<br />

on to work at the Centre.<br />

Below:“Kermit” the<br />

Māngere East After School<br />

Centre’s first bus.<br />

Serving the<br />

community<br />

for 21 years<br />

Twenty-one years ago,<br />

a group of Māngere East<br />

parents got together<br />

around their pressing<br />

need for after-school<br />

care for their children.<br />

Recognising that many other<br />

families in the area shared the<br />

same problem, the group set up a<br />

Trust, and in April 1997 the Māngere<br />

East After School Centre opened<br />

its doors for the first time – inside<br />

what was then the Māngere<br />

People’s Centre in Massey Rd.<br />

Initially, parents Roger Fowler and<br />

Piu Autagavai’a drove their families’<br />

minibuses to pick up the children<br />

from the neighbouring schools,<br />

but as more families enrolled in<br />

the programme, the After School<br />

Centre purchased a 22-seater bus –<br />

and built an outdoor playground.<br />

Education for all<br />

When the People’s Centre moved<br />

its medical services to Manurewa<br />

in 2003, the After School team<br />

stepped in to keep the Centre’s<br />

adult education classes going.<br />

To reflect this broader mission, they<br />

also changed names, becoming the<br />

Māngere East Learning Centre.<br />

Since then, the community classes<br />

have expanded to include a range<br />

of parenting courses in partnership<br />

with Ohomairangi Trust – and the<br />

Centre’s name has changed again.<br />

Now known as the Māngere East<br />

Community Centre, the vibrant<br />

community hub offers weekly<br />

Zumba, Tai Chi, salsa and siva<br />

Samoa classes, as well as driverlicence<br />

tuition, and literacy and<br />

numeracy, te reo Māori, Samoan,<br />

and English language courses.<br />

Korowai, Taniko and ethnic craft<br />

classes are also enjoyed by many,<br />

and yoga and computer literacy<br />

are recent additions to the raft of<br />

learning opportunities at the Centre.<br />

Other activities include community<br />

workshops, two big community<br />

festivals each year, night markets,<br />

and the ‘Village Café’ at the front<br />

of the Māngere East Hall, which<br />

provides valuable work experience<br />

and healthy food options.<br />

The Māngere East After School<br />

Centre is still going strong too. It<br />

now runs a before-school service<br />

and popular holiday programmes,<br />

catering to over 50 local children.<br />

Plans for a new centre<br />

The local community has been<br />

strongly advocating for the old<br />

Centre buildings to be replaced<br />

with a big, purpose-built modern<br />

community centre, with multiple<br />

classrooms, early child care facilities,<br />

a gymnasium and community café.<br />

The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local<br />

Board have got in behind this<br />

endeavour that will transform life<br />

in the Māngere East community.<br />

Celebrate the 21st<br />

anniversary of the Māngere<br />

East Community Centre<br />

this Matariki: 6pm – 9pm,<br />

Saturday 11 <strong>July</strong> at the<br />

Māngere East Hall (Metro<br />

Theatre), 362 Massey Road.<br />

All welcome.<br />

ENROL<br />

NOW<br />


Hoki ki te Rito<br />

O – ranga wha _ nau<br />

Mellow Mums & Dads<br />

Mellow Bumps<br />

Antenatal sessions<br />

Incredible<br />

Years<br />

For Parents<br />

Wh – anau<br />

4Wh – anau<br />

Whakat – okia<br />

te Rongomau<br />

6<br />

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

Ma _ ngere East Community Centre, 372 Massey Rd, Ma _ ngere East<br />

ph. 09 263 0798 | e. admin@ohomairangi.co.nz | www.ohomairangi.co.nz


By Ayla Hoeta<br />

The moon is shining<br />

bright this Matariki!<br />

Known as the Māori New Year,<br />

Matariki is also the name of<br />

a star that rises around<br />

June each year. It’s<br />

one of seven sister<br />

stars that can all<br />

be seen around<br />

the same time:<br />

• Matariki<br />

– eyes of<br />

Tāwhirimātea<br />

• Tupuā-rangi<br />

– sky<br />

tohunga<br />

• Waipuna-ārangi<br />

–<br />

sky spring<br />

• Waitī<br />

– sweet<br />

water<br />

• Tupuā-nuku<br />

– Earth<br />

tohunga<br />

• Ururangi<br />

– entry to<br />

the heavens<br />

• Waitā – sprinkle<br />

of water<br />

Make sure you head<br />

down to one of the events<br />

around town this month to<br />

find out more about Matariki!<br />



26, 27 & 28 June – Oturu,<br />

Rakaunui & Rakau Ma Tohi:<br />

Highest-energy days. Great for<br />

planting, sports and other things<br />

that require a lot of energy.<br />

30 June, 1 & 2 <strong>July</strong> – Korekore Te<br />

Whiawhia, Korekore Te Rawea<br />

& Korekore Piri nga Tangaroa:<br />

Low energy days. Good for quieter<br />

activities like reflecting, planning<br />

and relaxing with whānau.<br />

3, 4 & 5 <strong>July</strong> – Tangaroa A Mua,<br />

Tangaroa A Roto & Tangaroa<br />

kiokio: Fruitful days. There’s lots of<br />

ika to catch, and kai flourishes when<br />

planted on these days. There’s also a<br />

greater chance of positive outcomes,<br />

so now might be a good time to<br />

ask your boss for that day off!<br />

7, 8 & 9 <strong>July</strong> – Orongonui,<br />

Omauri & Mutuwhenua: Good<br />

for planting all types of kai.<br />

10 <strong>July</strong> – Whiro: Lowest<br />

energy day and darkest<br />

night. A great time to<br />

reflect, rest and plan.<br />

15, 16 & 17 <strong>July</strong> –<br />

Tamatea a Ngana,<br />

Tamatea a Hotu<br />

& Tamatea a Io:<br />

Moderate energy<br />

days. Great for fishing.<br />

Good ‘all round’ days.<br />

Make your own<br />


1. Cut out the two circles on this page.<br />

2. Place the small circle inside the big<br />

one. Put a pin through the middle of<br />

both circles, then push the pin into the<br />

wall to hang up your maramataka.<br />

3. Set the month. (Each month starts<br />

on Rakaunui, which falls a day<br />

before the full moon (West Coast)<br />

OR on the full moon (East Coast).<br />

4. In <strong>July</strong> this year, the full moon is on<br />

the 27th, so turn the small dial<br />

until the number ‘27’ lines up with<br />

‘Rakaunui’ on the big dial.<br />

Thanks whānau! If you<br />

need more copies of the<br />

maramataka dial or help<br />

setting it, email me: ayla.<br />

hoeta@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz<br />


Community Notices<br />


<strong>July</strong> 16–18 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday). For juniors /<br />

youth aged 9 to 19. Walter Massey Park, corner Massey &<br />

Buckland Rds, Māngere East. $20 per day (includes free t-shirt<br />

and bootbag). To register, call Hone: 021 299 0210 or email<br />

manukauunitedfootballclub@gmail.com<br />


Make the most of the school holidays at Māngere East<br />

Community Centre. Get into our great local facilities, as well as<br />

trips to activities such as Bounce’n’Beyond, Ōtara Fresh Gallery,<br />

Skateland, rock climbing, Mumuland, beaches and more! For<br />

school children aged 5–14. WINZ subsidies are available. Ellina<br />

and Mat can assist you with your application. Don’t miss out –<br />

register today: oscarcoordinator@mangereeast.org.<br />


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

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

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

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

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

backgrounds welcome.<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. CAB<br />

especially needs volunteers who are available 12.30pm–4pm.<br />

To apply, ph. 09 <strong>275</strong> 6885 (Māngere), 09 278 5191 (Papatoetoe)<br />

or 09 216 9813 (Ōtāhuhu) for an appointment. You can also<br />

email mangere@cab.org.nz or apply online at www.cab.org.nz<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. 09 <strong>275</strong> 6161 or drop in to<br />

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


Have you got a story to share? Would you like to write, take<br />

photos, edit, proofread, deliver or design for the <strong>275</strong> <strong>Times</strong>?<br />

Do you want to contribute to your community magazine in<br />

some other way? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch at<br />

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

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

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

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

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