Manukau Courier : March 1st 2011
8 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 1, 2011 NEWS FIRST SUNDAY IN MARCH AFFECTION LOVE AND 26881 For more information about events happening in your area, visit our website WWW.CHILDRENSDAY.ORG.NZ our Facebook page WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/CHILDRENSDAY textFUNto244,orcalluson0800103322 re e tthis speciia a a alll day wiitth h h yyo o o ou u ur Sharfam millyy and dv v viii is s sit one o o off f tthe f h hiilldre en's Day events happenin ngg g frree C Ch gho ou utt N Ne ew ZZe ealan nd don tthrou SSu u undayy 66 M Ma a arrch h h h 65 RAGLAN ST. 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 Chicken Drums 4kg Punjas Medium Grain Rice 10kg Starz multipack Drinks 24s Bell Tea Bags 30s Potatoes 10kg Bonita Green Bananas Surimi Salad Mix 1kg $11.99 tin $6.99 pkt $9.89 tray 99¢ pkt $5.99 bag $3.99 pkt $1.99 kg $18.99 bag $19.99 bag Dinner Plates 9inch 50pk Lees B/ Crackers 2.25kg Board office a chance to meet face to face By TROELS SOMMERVILLE Open doors: Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board chairman Peter Skelton is ready and waiting for people to drop by the board's new offices. Photo: TROELS SOMMERVILLE It might be still missing permanent staff and an internet connection but the new Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board has finally opened its office in Mangere Town Centre. The offices in the mall are now open so members of the community can call in and talk to their local board members. Board chairman Leau Peter Skelton decided to open the office on February 14 ahead of the official opening tomorrow so they could get the ball rolling''. Mr Skelton believes it is import- ant for the community to be able to put faces to the names. It's a good thing for local board members to identify themselves to those who elected them.'' With the offices hosting the first community meeting after tomorrow's official opening, it's good for people to get a sense of the place, he says. At least now there is somewhere for people to find you. People can contact you on your mobile or at home but it's more appropriate to meet here at the offices.'' Taulapapa Mose Alatise thinks the offices will be a great asset to the community. I just came from Manukau after standing in a long queue. Ringing up on the phone, people put you in a long queue ... this is the best idea -- face to face.'' And with three Samoan speakers and one Niuean speaker on the board the language barrier should not be a problem. Mangere resident Tai Televave hopes it will make it easier for him to raise issues with the board, like tagging in the mall and youth gangs. He says the opening is a good thing''. As long as it helps the com- munity, why not?'' The office still lacks a personal touch -- it houses only desks and chairs so far -- and Mr Skelton has ideas about connecting it to the community. He wants to adorn the walls with artwork from students at local schools. There is a lot of talented young students coming through. We're try- ing to connect it up with our com- munity and the local schools were the first things we spoke of.'' Location: 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri Telephone: 09 918 0500 • Viewingfrom9amondayofsale • Open to the public • All makes and models • Trade-Ins, Excess Stock, Repo's PASSENGER & COMMERCIAL manheim.co.nz Enter Here 267 Roscommon Rd, Wiri BUDGET CAR AUCTION Large range of vehicles every Thursday at 12noon.
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