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At the risk of being labelled an endangered species that still spends time buying cards, sticking stamps and making sure that the post shop doesn’t go out of business – every year I spend hours browsing through hundreds of cards so that I can pick up three of the best for the most special women in my life – my doting mother, an incredible grandmother and a loving mother-in-law. Three strong women who’ve influenced my life. They’ve been my biggest cheerleaders, pillars of strength and taught me about unconditional love. Talking of cheerleaders, I remember the time a lady walked up to me on a busy street and introduced herself saying she knew all about me. A little embarrassed, I wondered if I’d revealed a little more than I should have in a weekly column I wrote for a newspaper. I was wrong! The stranger mentioned that she knew every little detail of my life because she’d met my mother! As I silently groaned, the stranger revealed she’d travelled with my mum on an intercity train journey. And all my mother did was talk about me for those three hours they travelled together. “Your mother is really proud of you and you’re really lucky to have someone who loves you so much,” she said, before disappearing into the crowd. This week is the first anniversary since my mother died. Life without her feels empty, a feeling that is heightened in the countdown to the day that celebrates motherhood in all its glory. It’s difficult to look at the pretty line up of Mother’s Day cards and gifts and not have anyone to share it with. Those cards which would be proudly displayed for over a year on their mantle piece for all to see. My feisty grandmother who recently passed away was just two months short of 100! Quite the life of the party, she was the most popular girl with all my friends. With a razor-sharp mind, she’d be the first to wish us well on our birthdays and celebrate every occasion as she dutifully kept track of our lives till she left us five months ago. Last year, when I mentioned to my nana that she’d have made a very efficient PA, she laughed saying, “you must remember I have 99 years of experience!” This column is devoted to all the women with amazing grace, charm, courage and caring, who make the world go round, and made us what we are today. It honours all the resilient women who’ve spent sleepless nights nurturing their little ones, rocking them in their arms back to health, encouraging them to reach for the stars, always putting others before themselves – moulding upright citizens of tomorrow. You are effectively the cornerstone of our society and, for that, I salute you dear Mother. POINT TO PONDER To mum, with love ... This is an ode to all the mothers of the world who make the world go round FARIDA MASTER COMMENT Tell us what you learnt from your mother? We’d love to hear it: firstname.lastname@example.org facebook.com/ timesonlinenz text bot (space) your message to 875 Tell us what you learnt from Rainbow community rises A NEW panel to address issues of significance to the SuperCity’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (GLBTI) community has been formed. Auckland Council has approved the creation of a new Rainbow Community Advisory Panel which will be established over the coming months. It will provide strategic advice to the council on issues of importance to the rainbow community and will advise the council on how to engage effectively with the community and its stakeholders. The panel has been formed on the back of advice highlighting that GLBTI people continue to experience discrimination on an institutional and individual level, as well as high levels of addictions, mental health issues and suicide. People of diverse gender identity still face legal and social obstacles that impede their ability to lead their lives fully, safely and openly, a report delivered to the council’s governing body said.
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