Manukau Courier : November 16th 2010
5 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 NEWS Best of Fresh for Less Manukau City Cnr Cavendish Dr & Great Sth Rd Ph: 262 3252 Otahuhu 26 Saleyards Rd Ph: 276 2119 MC16/11 Normal trading hours Manukau: Mon-Sun 7.30am -- 6.30pm Otahuhu: Mon-Sun 7.00am -- 6.30pm All our fresh fruit and vegetables in store are clearly labelled for country of origin Agria Potatoes $5.99bag Fresh Tomatoes $4.49kg Fresh Courgettes $2.49bag Truss Tomatoes $4.49kg Fresh Snow Peas $2.99bag Gold Pineapples $3.49ea Philippines 200g 5kg Telegraph Cucumbers $1.99ea Pukekohe Shanghai Bok Choy 79cbag 800g Buy USA Anjou Pears, beintoWIN one of five $500 Fruit World vouchers LAST DAYS 3 BEDROOM DEATH TRAP Without working smoke alarms, this picturesque home is a family killer. Fast asleep in your bed, you'll never notice the deadly, poisonous smoke filling your bedroom, ensuite and lungs. You'll simply die without waking. Unless you have working photoelectric smoke alarms. SMOKE ALARMS SAVE LIVES | fire.org.nz 32110 |||| NZF0160/8 IN BRIEF Airport gifts Calling all charities that would like a $10,000 Christmas gift. Auckland airport is inviting registered Kiwi charities to apply for a slice of the $120,000 it will be donating in the 12 days before Christmas. The money comes from travellers who put their unwanted currency into collection globes around Auckland Airport to be donated to charity. To be eligible for one of the 12 donations of $10,000, charities must be operating in New Zealand and share the airport's values of ''being uniquely Kiwi, outstanding and welcoming''. The 12 Days of Christmas donations will start on December 13 and continue every day until Christmas Eve. Applications must be in by 4pm on November 26. Visit www.aucklandairport.co.nz to apply. Parade star Manurewa youngster Donny Ung will have one of the best seats in the house for this month's Auckland Santa parade. The eight-year-old is one of the winners of Barfoot & Thompson's annual Christmas colouring competition. His prize is to dress-up in theme and ride with fellow winner Claudia Smallman, 11, of Waiwera on the company's Gingerbread House float in the parade on November 28. Nearly 500 kids entered this year's colouring competition. Schooled in the way of world By MATT BOWEN Distinguished old boy: Sir Barry Curtis outside Otahuhu College where he was a student in the 1950s. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Sir Barry Curtis learned segre- gation the New Zealand way during his time at Otahuhu College. The workingman's college of the 50s'' also put Sir Barry on a road to the Manukau City Council mayor- alty that he held for 24 years from 1983. He was the longest-serving mayor for the same council in local govern- ment history. Now his former school has acknowledged his extensive public service by giving him its annual Distinguished Old Student Award. Had it not been for the caring attitude of those people I wouldn't have succeeded the way I did,'' Sir Barry says. I will be eternally grateful to the staff and board of trustees for the kind of education it was able to deliver to me.'' Sir Barry spent his formative years at the school from 1952 to 1956 and has wonderful memories'' of that time. But it wasn't only the high calibre of teaching staff that sparked Sir Barry's ambitions. Seeing King's College across the boundary fence made him ex- tremely determined to succeed''. We used to play down on the fields and you'd see people arriving in the morning in their Mercedes and Jaguar cars,'' he says. When I came here I was among people of a similar socio-economic standing,'' he says His immigrant father also endured a tough upbringing'' in Northern Ireland so Sir Barry knew what it was to be poor''. My parents selected Otahuhu College for me to attend and I've been forever grateful to them for making that selection,'' Sir Barry says. At the awards ceremony a framed list of his lofty achievements and a portrait were unveiled before being hung in the George Drake Hall entrance. School principal Gil Laurenson spoke alongside people who have known Sir Barry in his public ser- vice roles. Other distinguished old students include former prime minister David Lange, Auckland University's medical school head Professor Des Gorman and All Blacks Mac Herewini and Waka Nathan. The schoolwill hold its 80-year reunion in March next year.
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