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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday October 1 2015
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No content may be reproduced without the prior written consent of Times Newspapers Ltd. 2 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, October 1, 2015 www.times.co.nz CHAPEL • RECEPTION LOUNGE • OFFICE For personal, professional service to all districts at all hours Robert Johnstone • Mark Rowley 35 Wellington St Howick Ph 534 7300 www.howickfuneralhome.nz 128336-V4 TIMESWORD Answers under Public Notices in the Classifieds section. PUZZLE NO. 7726 123 4567 89 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 CRYPTIC ACROSS 1. One there’s no danger of seeing through? (6,7). 8. The fuss, an hour back, when she appeared! (5). 9. Having had the light put back, get going (5,2). 10. Wanting to know when to take a card (6). 11. Since he has caught, or landed (6). 12. Whisper “A Mister English” (5). 14. Why you hear bird cries (5). 18. The stolen money has been turned in. Truly (6). 20. Land to colonise (6). 23. Refer to a certain section of the book for “Percolation” (7). 24. It takes her a long time for the point to sink in (5). 25. They tell you how old Vi is (5,8). CRYPTIC DOWN 1. That’s a funny way to attract attention! (6). 2. A wallpaper people stream to buy? (5). 3.Taught the boy to be a water car- rier (7). 4. A note has got lost from the money (4). 5. Or put up notices in public places (5). 6 . So it can be folded for cases (7). 7 . It makes a dart at the child (6). 13. Giving the worried bus-men a light (7). 15. Mean a woman stood up will be furious (7). 16. A drink for the engraver (6). 17 . Stops when the cold gets better (6). 19. Mark is the man I admitted (5). 21 . A tin rattled by a girl (5). 22 . List someone’s waiting to give you (4). ACROSS 1. Fourfold (13) 8. Fit out (5) 9. Disease (7) 10. Suitable (6) 11. Dog (6) 12. Group (5) 14. Exclusive (5) 18. Decorative (6) 20. Easy (6) 23. Playhouse (7) 24. Flood (5) 25. Diverse (13) DOWN 1. Nauseous (6) 2. Maltreat (5) 3. Beat off (7) 4. Animal (4) 5. Cross (5) 6. Lively (7) 7. Less difficult (6) 13. Admit (7) 15. Colour (7) 16. Drum (3-3) 17. Nook (6) 19. Name (5) 21. Musical instrument (5) 22. Shout (4) Just Hardwood Floors Visit our showroom: 9 Allens Road, East Tamaki (rear unit) Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm & Sat 10.30am-1pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Supply & installation of quality timber flooring. Solid timber, prefinished engineered timber flooring and laminates – new floors or restorations. Full guarantees. W: www.jhf.co.nz T: 0800 999 543 127026-V10 Just 13 days into the Rugby World Cup and there are partners, wives, girlfriends already over the whole thing. Unfair right? Come on, it only happens every four years and it’ll be over right after the final on November 1. I’m surprised more workplaces haven’t introduced counselling services for employees suffering from lack of sleep and general anxiety and frazzled nerves. Consideration might also be given to ensuring staff have access to a TV, preferably a decent-sized plasma...you know, 50-inch plus. If you’re going to do it, do it properly right? In the interests of mental health and employee efficiency, it would be remiss of workplaces to not consider a rest-station, a quiet room if you like. Nothing flash you understand. Three or four camp cots with light covers would suffice as would a chaise longue for a good, old stretch. It goes without saying dimmer lights and a smaller plasma are fitted as well. The cost-benefits are inherently obvious. A bonus is it is probably a room that could stay once the RWC is over. Drinking during work hours does, of course, raise a number of issues. The answer, quite simply, is to allow those immersed in the rugby only to imbibe during work hours. Yes, during work hours. Ingenious right? It’s for the country. Again, the quiet room comes into its own. Any nutritionist will tell you that anxiety and stress can actually play havoc with one’s eating habits. Responsible employers wouldn’t hesitate for a nano- second to bring in a caterer. Again, there is absolutely no need to be silly here with expense. Simplicity, as ever, is the key. Hors d’oeuvres are easy to prepare and universally admired and will be morale boosters for your people. I’d leave prawns, oysters etc off the list. We do not want any risk of losing staff to illness. High teas would be essential to vary the fare. Obviously a flexible workplace is a happy workplace. If there are matches on early morning, go to glide time thanks. They’ll get it in when they get in. It goes without saying that the start time will be pushed back further for matches with outcomes no one ever anticipated. Many employers need only look to yesterday morning’s incredible shock results in the South Africa v Japan; and Tonga v Georgia matches! Those kinds of results almost call for a full day off. These traumatic results are difficult to absorb (for goodness sake – they wiped every New Zealander out of the TAB’s One Punt in A Million in just three days). Sport can be so bloody cruel which is precisely why New Zealand must stand behind its employees. Kia kaha. Go the ABs! Nick Krause, Editor POINT TO PONDER Don’t worry, be happy Work and the RWC can co-exist - it just takes a little imagination Crook operators face the music The former owners of a local Indian restaurant could be jailed for up to seven years or fined $100,000 for flouting immigration law and exploiting workers. According to the New Zealand Herald Joti Jain and Rajwinder Singh Grewal who jointly owned the Masala restaurant chain, with branches in Bucklands Beach, Mission Bay and Takapuna, have admitted to paying as little as $2 an hour to a worker. Court documents show Jain significantly underpaid four employees and misled them with letters leading them to believe they would obtain a visa. She pleaded guilty to 15 charges of immigration and exploitation charges at the Auckland District Court earlier this week and name suppression for both the accused was lifted. Gagandeep Singh worked as a waiter at the Bucklands Beach and Mission Bay branches for nearly a year without a valid visa. He was offered an assistant manager position working 30-40 hours at $15 an hour but instead worked up to 11 hours a day, and was paid $250 after a week of unpaid “training”. Grewal, who managed the Bucklands Beach Masala, pleaded guilty to five charges, and like Jain, faces up to seven years imprisonment or a $100,000 fine. It is believed the prosecution will seek more than $58,000 in reparation from Jain. The pair is expected to appear in court this month for sentencing. Masala in Bucklands Beach was taken over by new owner Divyapreet Kour early this year and the restaurant has been renamed to Salt. Nick Krause reckons staff should be allowed to stay home and watch Rugby World Cup matches during the working week.
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