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www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, October 22, 2015 — 23 BE0178 After Nauhria Precast Ltd won two categories at the 2015 West- pac Auckland Business Awards – South, being named winner of the Supreme Business Excellence Award was the icing on the cake! In particular, general manager Rakesh Nauhria was elated when he was honoured with the Excellence in Business Leadership Award while the company also won the Excellence in Business Innovation Award. At the young age of 23, following graduation from the Auckland Univer- sity of Technology, Rakesh, with his father Roshan, ventured into the excit- ing construction sub-contractor world of reinforcing steel. Following establishment of their sis- ter company, Nauhria Precast Limited and supported by a team of 150+ tal- ented and valued employees, Rakesh steps into his father’s successful foot- steps to guide both businesses into a paradigm of excellence, expansion and an unparalleled degree of quality and innovation. He says the Westpac Excellence Awards are testament to the reliabil- ity of the company; a company with a vision to truly “Be the Best!” Nauhria is considered a leader of architectural precast and offers a glob- ally unique point of difference through its Monarc Creative Precast brand. “Monarc re-invigorates the concrete world of our community, providing dynamic architectural concrete walls for residential, commercial, education and infrastructure projects.” Grey concrete has become ‘a thing of yesterday’ as Monarc reveals the colourful inner beauty of concrete’s natural materials through leading post- cast diamond refinement technology. Nauhria is proud of its projects and the company’s continued excellence has been recognised with a multitude of concrete industry and business excellence awards. “We are committed to an ongoing investment in research, development and the training of staff to ensure cus- tomers are provided with the very best products and services,” Rakesh says. For Nauhria the outlook is exciting; full of strong leadership, opportunity and new developments, as well as a source of concrete excellence, reliabil- ity and assurance for customers. Triple strike for excellence ■■ Rakesh Nauhria, Michael Barnett and Roshan Nauhria. ADVERTORIAL BE0178A Online feedback Share your comments on facebook.com/timesonlinenz Burning uestion Mayor Len Brown says there has been a structural change which involves repositioning the two roles in different parts of the council. The position is being worked through with the disability sector and the council is as committed as it always was. The providers will still be there. Requests to reinstate the disability provider positions were put to Auckland Council’s chief executive officer review committee on August 26. Dean Kimpton, chief operating officer, and Graham Bodman, general manager community development arts & culture, reiterated that the council was currently working with the Disability Advisory Panel to develop a disability action plan. They said the council continued to maintain strong links with the disabled community and worked hard to ensure disabled Aucklanders would be able to fully participate in everything Auckland had to offer. The wait is over now and former strategic advisor disability strategic community initiative, Martine Abel has been offered one of the new internal jobs at the Auckland Council as specialist advisor. The disability role for two people who advised Auckland Council on access and other disability issues has been disestablished. What will replace them? 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 I Last week, Times was devastated to hear about the accident that killed year 13 Pakuranga College student Josh Martin. We posted updates, photographs and videos on our Facebook page to keep the public aware of the news. These posts were flooded with condolences, some of which are included below. Vicky Pratt said: How incredibly sad. RIP young soul. Tarah Holmes commented: Very very sad. Sympathies to the family and the driver. Jaxon Howan wrote: Rest in paradise Josh. Gabriel Schlebusch wrote: So sorry to hear about this my heart goes out to the family that is going through this very difficult time can’t even start to comprehend what the family must be going through. RIP. Karen Wilson said: My heart and soul go out to your mumma and dad. So very very tragic. Your boy is in a better place and loved by many obviously. Lots of love x. Rashna Tata commented: Such a tragedy for the young boy and his family. Anita Toma said: What an amazing person he must of been just reading this article! My heart goes out to his family and friends. May he rest in peace. Deearna Buxton commented: Devastating, thinking of his family and friends at this extremely tough time xx. Jan Botherway said: Just too sad. Josh sounds like he was such a good guy. Sincere sympathies to his family. Kia kaha. Billie Flesher-Martin wrote: This is truly sad. Deepest condolences to his family xx. Rebecca Ford wrote: Rest easy Josh - I know you’re looking over everyone and feeling our love for you. I BY MARIANNE KELLY Nineteen existing alcohol bans will be retained in Howick Ward because they meet new higher statutory thresholds. But 167 bans will lapse. The Howick Local Board’s decision comes in the wake of a review of existing bans required by legislation. The board’s deputy chair, Adele White says given the evidence provided, the board has been able to keep some crucial alcohol bans in place and strike a sensible overall balance. “We thank the local community and police who worked with us to collect important evidence of alcohol- related harm in our public places,” she says. Because submissions to the board’s hearings provided sufficient evidence of alcohol- related crime or disorder, the ban areas at Bucklands Beach and Cockle Bay have been extended. Also 13 existing alcohol ban areas, including five children’s playgrounds, five public reserve car parks and three skate parks, have been subsumed into eight larger alcohol ban areas. They are on Barry Curtis, Blundell, Earnslaw, and Lloyd Elsmore active and passive parks; Bucklands Beach Hall grounds; Howick and William Green Domains; and McCahill Views Reserve. The 19 bans retained are: Barry Curtis, Blundell, Lloyd Elsmore, Meadowland, and Earnslaw Parks; Bowscale Place Reserve Walkway and Tarnica Park; Bucklands, Eastern and Howick Beaches; Cascades Walkway; Cockle and Mellons Bays; Falstaff Place and Reserve; McCahill Views and Bleakhouse Reserves; Howick Village Town Centre; Marine Parade; William Green and Howick Domains. The bans will be operational 24 hours a day with the exception of Earnslaw Park and Howick Domain where the bans are between 7pm and 7am daily. Ms White says the board still has the authority to create new alcohol ban areas after October 31 but under current alcohol legislation needs strong proof showing they are necessary. “Reporting any alcohol-related crime and disorder in a local park can help provide proof that an alcohol ban should be in place.” Alcohol bans prohibit the consumption of alcohol in public places and are enforced by the New Zealand Police using powers of search, seizure and arrest. Penalties include an infringement fee of $250. LEGISLATION Booze bans in place Masterpiece opens concert series The Spring Series of Thursdays @ Seven concerts marks the sixteenth year the series has been running. Young Wellington-based pianist Ludwig Treviranus starts the programme playing music by his namesake, Ludwig van Beethoven He will play one of the composer’s most loved piano masterpieces, the Appassionata Sonata next Thursday, (Nov 12). Organist Timothy Noon will be the soloist on November 5 and pianist Christopher Greenslade will perform Schubert and Schumann works on November 12. The Villani Piano Quartet will top the bill on November 26. ® The first Thursdays @ Seven concert is at 7-8pm on October 29 at All Saints’ Church, Selwyn Road, Howick. Admission is by donation.
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