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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 2 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 9 OPEN 7 DAYS PHARMACY NEXT DOOR ENROLLING NEW PATIENTS NOW "Complete Family Healthcare" Come and meet the team at Bishop Medical Centre: Unit 8R, Bishop Lenihan Pl, East Tamaki/Botany South. Ph 09 282 4167. BISHOP MEDICAL CENTRE 127473-V2 Dr Rajneesh Sharma Your view It pays to give your opinion. Your feedback matters to us. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org; text 875, use the word bot as first word in text and then add your comment; or comment on our Facebook page, facebook.com/timesonlinenz, and be in to win a double pass to Hoyts Cinema, Botany Oh alas and woe No Times i have to show i like to keep up with local news And to read other people’s views i do the X word from time to time it keeps my brain cells all in line so if you can, please figure it out i don’t want to have to stand and shout i just want the Times delivered to Ti Rakau Drive so i don’t boo hoo And i’ll get off your back, and i’ll shoo off... Thank you emma ... you’re a gem And i’ll get my paper(s) when They are printed Yours in fun, Pip van Duyn Costs blowout ENORMOUS computer overruns in costs should be no surprise for the mayor, staff and councillors that immigrated from the former Manukau City Council, as a similar debacle happened there with costs blowing out of all proportion a few years back. The costs went up tens of millions of dollars with no end to the excuses and no one ever solving the problem, and everyone blaming each other for the cause. I fear that this latest news at Auckland Council will be a repeat of the Manukau scenario, and once again the long suffering ratepayers will carry the costs, something which is no surprise. Bob Wichman, Botany Good Samaritan ON ThE eve of Waitangi Day after a very busy and tiresome day I stopped into the Panmure Fresh Vegetable shop at about 6.30pm on Ellerslie Panmure highway. After purchasing my products I quickly realised when returning to my car that I had misplaced my keys somewhere in the shop. I searched all places I could have left them. I then dropped my mobile phone and broke it because of the stress I was under, I felt very alone. In the middle of darkness a friendly face of a young woman appeared to me. After telling her my dilemma she kindly offered to take me home. I told her that my house key was attached to the keys I had just lost; she then said her husband is a helpful man and he will find a solution. We then went to her house and told her husband my dilemma. he then grabbed his toolbox. When we got back to the car park Prashant called the City Locksmith to make another key in order to move my car to my home. During that time that we had been waiting for the locksmith to come I asked him if he should go back home to Pakuranga and he said “no, I will stay to sort the problem”. When the locksmith arrived he said he would need the car manual book (that was in my house) and because the house key was also lost I would need to break into my house. Prashant offered me his car and tools and I then broke into my house and got the manual only to find out it was useless to the locksmith. Finally the key was made and the locksmith demanded we go to the Panmure ATM to get the payment, Prashant again graciously offered his car and I retrieved the money. At 11pm after four hours of a series of unfortunate events, Prashant escorted me home. I will like to say that with the kindness of his wife and his unwavering help from truly kind hearted people these events would have felt overwhelmingly awful. I would also like to take the opportunity to thank Auckland City Council for having such a kind responsible caring public servant on their team. Sara Maleki (Abridged) AS ThE dust begins to settle on the nail-biting ICC Cricket World Cup, FARIDA MASTER asked cricket buffs who they thought was the best overall player in world cricket 2015. Some hot favourites, as no one could think beyond the Black Caps. Lalit Punwani, owner Columbus Coffee, Botany Town Centre: Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum. It would be easy to pick other players but McCullum as a New Zealand captain has been able to get the best out of his team. he is a captain of tactical genius and is a tremendous source of inspiration to his team members. Mark Haugh, service technician, Outsource Communications: Names like Brendon McCullum and Daniel Vettori come to mind but I would say the best player was Martin Guptill. he finished as the leading run scorer in this World Cup scoring 547 at 68.37 and strike rate of 104.58. Jennifer Ah Hi- Perez 18, full time student MIT: Grant Elliott has been a hero who stood up for his team in the semi-final. he played really well under pressure. he’s been a great sportsman from the whole team. Meg Elliott, hospitality industry, Botany Downs: Grant Elliott because we share the same family name and without his effort we wouldn’t have won the semi-final. Jess Collings, restaurant manager, Botany Downs: Brendon McCullum has been an outstanding player. My vote would go to him also because of his great sportsmanship. Luke Collings, 20, Botany Downs: Corey Anderson and Brendon McCullum who have been recognised as the best in the world for their brilliant achievements on the way to the Cricket World Cup final. Word on the street Burning uestion What changes to the KiwiSaver fund scheme have been implemented by the Government? ThE Taxation (KiwiSaver homeStart and Remedial Matters) Bill will give eligible KiwiSaver members access to an extra $521 for each year they have contributed to the scheme to put towards the deposit on their first home. They will be able to withdraw the annual member tax credit paid by the Government as well as their own contributions and those made by their employers. The Government’s $1000 kick-start is not included in order to keep the KiwiSaver member’s account open and active after the withdrawal of eligible funds. send your burning question to email@example.com and we will give it a go.
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