Manukau Courier : February 10th 2011
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Chief electoral officer Robert Peden says they're ''moving quickly'' to get ballot papers printed and distributed in time for advance voting. Advance voting is for those who'll find it difficult to get to a polling place on March 5. ''Polling places will only be available inside the electorate on election day, so Botany voters who will be outside the electorate should vote in advance,'' Mr Peden says. Advance voting locations are: the Tupu Youth Library on Dawson Rd, the Botany Library, Meadowlands Methodist Community Church and Beauty Place at 309 Botany Rd. There will be 18 polling places within the electorate on March 5. Go to www.elections.org.nz for full details on advance voting. Get on your bike Drop the car keys and get pedalling for Go By Bike Day on Wednesday. The February 16 event --- part of Bike Wise month --- aims to get commuters on their bikes and to promote a healthier way to get to work. In south Auckland, Bikewise New Zealand is putting on a free breakfast for all cycling commuters at Manukau Square from 7am to 9am. The month of February is dedicated to promoting the benefits of cycling and encouraging commuters to take it up. Businesses can also compete in the Bike Wise Challenge with prizes for those who can get the most staff to ride a bike for 2km or more. More than 2000 organisations took part in last year's challenge. Go to the website www.bikewise.org.nz for more Bike Wise month activities and events. Wanted man captured after 10 days A man who spent 10 days on the run after allegedly beat- ing his step-uncle to death in Otara is due back in court on Monday. Patrick Young, 42, is charged with the murder of 56-year-old Aran Jenkanying. Mr Jenkanying died from head injuries after his life support was turned off. Young is also charged with wounding his stepmother Arunee Jenkanying, 57, with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. Police allege the beatings took place at an Otara house owned by Ms Jenkanying and Young's late father which is at the centre of a family dis- pute. Young appeared in the Manukau District Court last Saturday after being captured in Manurewa on February 4. He appeared alongside 28-year-old Ana Runanga Edmonds who was arrested the same day. Edmonds is charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder. Police claim she had been helping Young to evade capture. Young was remanded in custody to reappear in court on February 14. Edmonds re- appeared in court on Monday to arrange legal aid. Otara student chosen as the voice of youth Young voice: Ready to speak up for south Auckland youth to the children's commissioner is Aroha Selwyn, front, with mum Martha Selwyn and careers adviser Raymond McPherson. Photo: TROELS SOMMERVILLE By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Many south Auckland young people feel they're seen but not heard. Now one girl will be giving them a voice. Fourteen-year-old Aroha Selwyn will report directly to Children's Commissioner Dr John Angus after being picked as a youth representa- tive. The student from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Piripono ki Otara is one of nine chosen for the Young People's Refer- ence Group from 155 applicants nationwide. Aroha was on her way to the shop when she received the call confirming her selec- tion. I started screaming in the middle of the street and everyone was staring at me,'' she says. All the representatives are aged 14 or younger. They'll inform the com- missioner about issues affect- ing young people in New Zea- land. Aroha is confident about contributing. My friends call me the school counsellor' because they all come to me and talk about their problems,'' she says. Aroha finds the prospect of flying down to Wellington exciting but also frightening because she doesn't know anyone. Her duties won't end with the trip to the capital. She'll be expected to keep in touch with fortnightly phone calls and provide updates and ideas. Acting principal Peata Leef is proud to have Aroha speak- ing on behalf of the Maori total immersion school. She can put our kids' voices out there. Not only for the school but for Maori youth in Otara,'' Ms Leef says. She always seems to see the truth --- she's very wise and mature.'' Aroha's already involved with the Otara Youth Collec- tive and has the experience to represent south Auckland, school careers advisor Ray- mond McPherson says. She's not shy about having an input into discussions, not like a lot of other girls her age are. She has opinions.''
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