Manukau Courier : January 11th 2011
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MANGERE EAST OPEN 7 DAYS Mon-Fri 6am - 8.30pm Sat-Sun 7am - 8.30pm Specials End This Sunday We reserve the right to correct any errors or misprints Starz Multipack 24s Chicken Roasting Fowl 3 For Bonita Green Bananas Budget Margrine 4kg Lion Red Cans 30s Chicken Backs 8kg Surimi Salad Mix/Crab stick 1kg $1.99 kg $12.99 tub $39.99 box $11.50 box $4.99 $12.99 bag Plain Flour 10kg $9.89 tray $10.00 $12.99 bag Punjas Medium Grain Rice 5kg Honours list FROM Page 1 He s also on the Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs reference group, the board of the society translating the Bible into Tokelauan, the Tokelauan co-ordinator for the ASB Community Trust and an elder and treasurer of the Grey Lynn Presbyterian Church. Mr Foai credits all he s done to good teamwork with wife Feagai. I still need to continue to serve our people in whatever way I can. After you do something for the people, it s a good feeling. Mrs Theodore of Ngati Kahu- ngunu receives her QSM for services to the community of Otara where she s lived for 45 years. The chairwoman of the Otara Budgeting Service has spent more than two decades helping locals become financially self-sufficient. It s something she learnt from experience when, as a young mother of two, her husband was made redundant and she struggled to make ends meet for food . After someone at her church sent her to the Citizens Advice Bureau, Mrs Theodore began volunteering there before moving on to the budgeting service. She s also involved with the Otara Gambling and Alcohol Action Group, Otara Youth Corps, Te Whare Tiaki Trust s kaupapa Maori adult mental health service, the community police network, Blue Light youth activities and the Pacific Disability Forum. Mrs Theodore has been a com- mittee member of the Maori Women s Welfare League since 1990 and an active member of Otara s Church of the Epiphany since 1995. At 73 she s also president of the Otara Senior Citizens Club, still gives budgeting advice, grows herbs and veggies and isn t planning to slow down anytime soon. It s only little things I do, she says. But if I can help somebody and I know that they re safe and they ve got food I m happy. Motorway link to airport open The motorway extension between SH20 and SH1 is finally complete with the opening of the Cavendish to Puhinui link road and westbound on-ramp last Wed- nesday. Motorists can now enjoy seamless travel from the southern motorway to Puhinui Rd and Auckland airport, New Zealand Transport Agency regional director Stephen Town says. We re expecting im- mediate benefits for drivers of commercial and heavy vehicles who depend on travel reliability to get to the ports and the airport on time. The new, more direct route will also reduce commuting times for the 12,000 workers who travel to the airport daily. The $220 million 4.5km Manukau motor- way extension has taken four years to build. The four-lane motor- way eliminates 12 sets of traffic lights and features 12 bridges. Good bloke' laid to rest The adventurer: War veteran Eric Brady enjoyed a beer on his return to the Papatoetoe RSA after a brutal attack. Photo: FAIRFAX MEDIA By MELISSA KINEALY THE WAR veteran who touched Kiwi hearts after he was savagely beaten outside the Papatoetoe RSA two years ago has been laid to rest. The Manukau Memorial Gardens chapel was filled to overflowing on Friday as family, friends and fellow veterans commemorated the life of 87-year-old Eric Brady, who died on January 2 after a short illness. The former World War Two Lancaster bomb aimer and navigator was attacked and dragged from his car by a teenage car thief in February 2009. He was beaten so badly he required plastic surgery to repair his jaw. Nineteen-year-old Maurangi Pere was jailed for almost nine years for the attack. Judge Charles Blackie told Pere it was a cowardly crime and he had attacked a man who had risked his own life to protect him and the rest of the country in World War Two. The crowd gathered for his funeral learned how Mr Brady had joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force as an 18-year-old and flew in a number of missions during his two years and 77 days of service. After being discharged from the air force he became a long-time member of the Returned Services Association. He first joined the Auckland branch in 1946, then Otahuhu in 1971 and finally the Papatoetoe RSA in 1975, where he became president in 1990 for five years. He was also a life member. Papatoetoe RSA vice-president Wally Donnelly says he ll remember Eric for his camaraderie and his cheeky smile . He was always friendly and would do anything for anyone. Long-time friend Murray Smith, who officiated at the service, says having just one kidney didn t stop Mr Brady living life to the full -- in fact he got tips from his mate on drinking with one kidney. Mr Smith says Eric was great at using his SuperGold card and making the most of public transport to explore the sights of Auckland. Friends described him as a good bloke who was great at euchre and famous for being late . Grandsons Nick and Michael also shared memories of their grandfather. School holidays with him were a vivid memory that included trips to the movies, museums and adventures on public transport, Nick says. Mr Brady was a widower. He is survived by his son Garry and daughter Joanne, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
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