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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday November 5 2015
6 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, November 5, 2015 www.times.co.nz THIS MONTH with Christmas bells almost ready to chime, EastLife’s Q&A quizzes Botany Town Centre manager, Bronwyn Anchor on life at the helm of one of New Zealand’s largest retail centres. We also steer readers towards one of our most intrepid sportswomen, a former Macleans student, for whom the river wild holds no fear, while Sarah Ellis wings her way to Wellington to visit the impressive First World War exhibitions. www.eastlife.co.nz eastlife | november 2015 | 1 CASTS A SPELL Witchery eastlife.co.nz November 2015 HOWICK, BOTANY, PAKURANGA AND SURROUNDS HOWICK, BOTANY, PAKURANGA AND SURROUNDS OUT & ABOUT | FASHION | HEALTH & BEAUTY | FOOD | ART | HOME | MOTORING | EVENTS | TRAVEL NIU HAN making a scene Eastlife November.indd 1 30/10/2015 12:04:58 p.m . OUT NOW NOVEMBER EDITION Don’t miss out! EastLife – a glossy magazine especially for those living in the east. Copies available from Botany Town Centre Information Centre, Pak’n Save Botany, Sealink Ferry Terminal, Highland Park Shopping Centre (central pavillion), Meadowlands Shopping Centre, Howick Information Centre, Total Focus Property Howick, Pakuranga Plaza (Countdown or Brownson’s Jewellers), Barfoot and Thompson Beachlands and Whitford plus other sites across the district – visit eastlife.co.nz for pickup locations. An e-edition is also available. 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Founded 1981, Independent, Year 1 to Year 13 tYNDALE pARK cHRISTIAN sCHOOL www.tyndalepark.school.nz Email email@example.com Phone 274 9771 To rEquEST an EnroLmEnT form pLEaSE conTacT ThE officE come visit us: 206 murphys rd, flat Bush CP0483-v4 • kitchens • vanities • storage • laundry FACTORY OUTLET Stock clearance/deleted colours CP0486 47 Dalgety Dr, Manukau City www.peterhay.co.nz Anet migration gain of 58,300 people occurred in 2014/15, the highest net gain ever recorded, says the recently released Migration Trends and Outlook report 2014/15. This was due to a low net migration loss of New Zealand citizens (5600 people) combined with a large net gain of non–New Zealand citizens (63,900 people). There has been an increase in the number of international students. A total of 84,856 international students were approved to study in New Zealand, an increase of 16 per cent from 2013/14, the second year-on-year increase. China has remained the largest source country of international students (27 per cent followed by India (23 per cent) and South Korea (six per cent)). The numbers from India continue to rise sharply. As most of us are aware, moving to a new country can be a major lifestyle change which can involve a lot of challenges, especially for those who arrive from countries where customs are very different to that of New Zealand. As you can imagine, with so many lifestyle differences to adjust to, it can take a very long time before some migrants really feel as if they have ‘settled in’ to the new Kiwi way of life. The New Zealand Government has put together a very good website which is packed with valuable information for migrants who are considering coming here to either study, work or live. It contains information on settling in, where you can find help and support, finding work, housing, healthcare, lifestyle etc., essentially everything about a new country you’d like to call home. It also features stories and videos from migrants who have settled here, how they went about the process and the life they are now living. This website is not only beneficial for anyone planning to settle in New Zealand, but also for those who already live here and would want to learn a bit more about their new country. Check out the details on https://www.newzealandnow. govt.nz/ BORDER LINE Settling in New Zealand MATTERS With Saif Shaikh Immigration 166 Harris Rd, East Tamaki, Auckland. Phone: 09 272 4424 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.immigrationadvicenz.com Maraetai boat club guaranteed Maraetai Beach Boating Club has had a request for a loan guarantee approved by Auckland Council’s finance and performance committee. The committee decided the council would assist the club to redevelop its clubrooms by guaranteeing a loan of $310,000 from the ASB Bank for a term up to seven years. This will enable the club to complete stage one of extensions to their existing clubhouse, first built in 1978, including enlarging the lower level observation deck and new upper level observation deck, new exterior fire escape stairs and an internal fire cell to bring the building up to the new code of compliance. The club house is located on leasehold land owned by Auckland Council, and so the club is unable to offer the land and buildings as security for the loan from ASB Bank. It was noted that the club has a good track record of repaying previous loans. The Maraetai Beach Boating Club currently has about 1400 members, comprising 1000 boating and 400 community members.
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