Manukau Courier : February 4th 2010
www.manukaucourier.co.nz Friday, February 4, 2011 extra content, extra early, extra special! online editions Essential local news available now, wherever you are...and it's FREE! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.manukaucourier.co.nz Manukau Courier online editions have exciting extras for all our readers -- including video and back issues. Get online now for a total multi media experience with the latest local news -- anywhere, anytime. Flak over prostitution vote KEY FACTS The Auckland Council wants Parliament to pass a law allowing it to make bylaws that: Ban prostitution in specified public places where it's creating a nuisance or serious offence and is incompatible with the area's character or use Impose fines of up to $2000 for those convicted of supplying or receiving sexual services in those places Give police power to arrest anyone suspected of taking part in those activities and allow them to search suspect vehicles with fines of up to $1000 for failing to comply Require the council to signpost those specified places. Go to www.parliament.govt.nz to see the bill and submissions. By KAREN MANGNALL AND MELISSA KINEALY Arthur Anae CONTINUED Page 3 TWO south Auckland council- lors are under fire from their local board for failing to sup- port the Auckland Council s bid for legal powers to ban street prostitution. Councillors voted 11-7 last Thursday to support the Manukau City Council Regu- lation of Street Prostitution in Specified Places Bill and to ask Parliament to extend it across the supercity. The bill was sparked by persistent problems at North- crest and Hunters Corner and seeks council powers to ban prostitution in certain public areas, with fines of up to $2000 for offending pros- titutes and clients. Otara-Papatoetoe local board chairman John Mc- Cracken, a long-time cam- paigner against street prosti- tution at Hunters Corner, is very pleased with the council s backing for the bill. But he and fellow local board members are upset that neither of their Manu- kau ward councillors voted to support it. They re especially unhappy with councillor Arthur Anae for voting no. For something that s been a huge issue in our area and so many people have been affected by it, not to have our local councillor support it is disappointing, Mr McCrack- en says. Sir Ed would be delighted with house move Dream house: Sir Edmund Hillary's house arrives at its site at the Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate campus on Wednesday. Photo: TROELS SOMMERVILLE By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Sir Edmund Hillary s house has come to its final resting place at the Otara school that shares his name. The house built by the late adventurer and his first wife Louise in 1956 was welcomed on to the Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate campus on Wednesday by students, teachers and community members. The move started at 2am as the house was hauled from a storage depot in Papakura. It s been held at the depot since May last year when it was taken from its Remuera Rd location. Sir Ed lived in the house until shortly before his death in 2008. It was moved after Auckland businessman Terry Jarvis bought the property for $1.5 million and gave the house to Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate. The house will be named The Summit and run as a leadership centre where students and the community will learn life skills. Sir Ed s son Peter Hillary and family members attended the ceremony. Mr Hillary says his father would have been proud. Dad would ve had mixed feelings about the house sit- ting there as a museum but having it here as a leadership centre for young people ... he would have been delighted.
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