Manukau Courier : March 1st 2011
3 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 1, 2011 NEWS *Security Required Normal Lending Criteria Apply To nd out the options available to you call us today. SAVE TIME! GET YOUR MONEY FASTER! Contact our experienced and friendly team! See us for: l PERSONAL LOANS l MORTGAGES 0800889888/2638518 VISIT US AT 22 Cavendish Drive, Manukau City OR ONLINE AT www.SPLNZ.co.nz NEED MONEY NOW? SEE SOUTH PACIFIC LOANS FIRST south pacific loans Financing your needs today Moving on from WLT By DAVID TAURANGA Cutting ties: Former Wiri Licensing Trust member Waina Emery has resigned from the board after relocating with her husband Brian to Melbourne, Australia, last month. Photo: RICHARD SPRANGER FOR three decades she s been a fixture of the Manurewa community but the time has come for Waina Emery to move on . For the past month she s been living in Melbourne after her husband Brian secured a job in the Aust- ralian city before Christmas last year. Last week Mrs Emery returned to tidy up her affairs which included resigning from the Wiri Licensing Trust which she d been a member of since 2007. While she s sad to be leav- ing a community she s fought hard for, Mrs Emery is also excited to be realising a long- held dream. It was time for a change and that change has come --- and it happened pretty quickly, she says. But I m loving it and now get to follow my dream of liv- ing in Melbourne. That s never a bad thing. Mrs Emery was trust chairwoman from 2008 to 2010 but made herself unavailable for the top pos- ition in last year s elections. She says there were a num- ber of successes while she was chairwoman, like build- ing closer relationships with community groups, and restructuring and refining the trust s operating procedures. We also funded large capi- tal expenditure items like the Mountfort Park multisport centre and digital breast screening scanner for the Manukau SuperClinic, as well as assisting community and sporting groups solely in the Manurewa area. Mrs Emery says she will miss the Manurewa com- munity but it is time to move on to the next stage of life. She has thanked the pre- vious board for all their hard work over the years and also wishes new chairman Alan Johnson the best for the future. I hope this new board is able to put in place a stra- tegic plan that will take it out further and maximise its portfolios and financial returns, so it can continue its good work, she says. Concert on for Christchurch The Mangere community can do its bit to help the quake relief effort with a concert this Saturday. Rise Up -- Christchurch Relief Concert is on from 6pm at the Mangere Arts Centre. Visionary Productions and Young Soulz Productions have joined with the arts centre to put on a concert whose line-p includes Valiant B.O.Y.S, Loose Change, Anonymouz -- The Hypnotics, Grace Ikenasio, Taurizz, The Gift, HumbleGROUNDS dance crew, Six8five dance crew, Unknown Peace, J-Rome, Rickey Okay, Five A, Laybaq, Post 47 and Kings. All proceeds will go towards the quake relief appeal. Organisers are also looking at holding a sausage sizzle and carwash. Doors open at 5.30pm at the arts centre, 63 Orly Ave, Mangere. Entry is $10 adults, $5 kids under 15. Show starts at 6pm Contact Mark de Jong at youngsoulz firstname.lastname@example.org or Tua Lefono lefono@hot mail.com for information or to help or donate in any way. Manukau helps out More than 120 evacuees from the Christchurch earthquake received help at the Manukau welfare centre in its first two days. Auckland Council civil defence controller Clive Man- ley says the co-ordination centre in Lambie Drive helps with accommodation, trans- port, counselling and other welfare needs. In addition, injured, sick and elderly people relocated to Auckland are being cared for by the relevant health and welfare agencies. Mr Manley says more than 1700 Aucklanders have offered to host people dis- placed by the earthquake. So far 102 council staff and civil defence volunteers have been sent to Christchurch and dozens more are on standby. IN BRIEF Vegetarian haven A Hindu respite service based in Mangere has opened its 63-bed facility for families affected by the Christchurch quake. Hindu Niwas provides vegetarian meals to residents and will be able to arrange culturally and linguistically appropriate support for victims of the earthquake during their stay. Census cancelled The national census scheduled for March 8 has been cancelled because of disruption caused by last Tuesday's earthquake. ''This is not the time to go door to door asking New Zealanders for information when they're dealing with the aftermath of the earth- quake,'' Mr Williamson says. Appeal delay Plunket's annual March appeal is being delayed as a result of the earthquake. The focus is on restoring Plunket's Christchurch-based services. PlunketLine 0800-933-922 and HealthLine 0800-611- 116 are working as normal. Go to www.plunket.org.nz for more information. Cash gifts best The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management is reminding New Zealanders that cash donations are the best way to help Cantabrians. Donations can be made via the Red Cross, Salvation Army and branches of the ANZ, National, Westpac, ASB, BNZ and Kiwibank banks. Go to www.civildefence. govt.nz for details.
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