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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday February 18 2016
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Botany MP, Jami-Lee Ross said the new office was in a prominent location with a lot of foot traffic. “ The people who draw support from the CAB are more than we realise. You are the unsung heroes. The people who draw on your support without paying a single cent would call you miracle workers.” Mr Ross said despite people living in the south-east being more affluent and with high house prices, “we don’t realise there are people in the Howick Ward who need a lot of support. Even in an affluent suburb there are people in need of support. Let’s not forget that”. After the opening he told the Times the CAB services were especially important in an area of high migrant numbers. “We often have high numbers of people living in single households. Some may be benefit-dependent, trying to move up, and dealing with renting, buying houses and neighbourhood issues.” Howick Local Board chairman David Collings expressed the community’s appreciation to Botany Town Centre manager, Bronwyn Anchor and AMP Capital for their support and making the space available on a five-year lease for free. The board provided funding for the purchase of office equipment. “It’s important to stress the support you [the CAB] give to people in the community on immigration, legal and consumer matters,” he said. “ There may also be some synergy with Botany Crime Watch Patrol next door.” Since the beginning of last year volunteers at the Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau have been providing assistance to Botany area clients. Louise Boswell, manager of the Pakuranga CAB says since the closure of Botany, the Pakuranga bureau has been the nearest to service Botany, Flat Bush and Ormiston clients and the increasing population in those areas. “Botany Town Centre was aware of this need through the phone calls and requests they also received,” she says. “Knowing that we have a home for the next five years to cater for the local community needs is very satisfying to us. Providing another Botany JP service desk is catering to another increasing need in this area,” she says. “We will also host an immigration clinic by appointment on Fridays fortnightly with an adviser to assist with immigration concerns and queries. New migrants need a lot of assistance to adjusting to life in New Zealand when they are settling in and the bureau can provide assistance with all manner of information and migrant workshops available in the area.” ■➤ The Botany Citizens Advice Bureau normal hours are 9.30am-1pm Monday-Friday, with Justice of the Peace clinics at 10.30-11.30am on Monday and Tuesday. To contact the CAB phone 271-5382 or email email@example.com or call in to 251 Town Centre Drive (rear entrance to the Foodcourt), Botany Town Centre. coMMunity advice CAB back in Botany A new support bureau is open for problem solving Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross, second from left, is flanked by, from left, CAB Pakuranga Board chair Kim Godinich; Howick Local Board chairman David Collings; Botany Town Centre manager Bronwyn Anchor; and Pakuranga CAB manager Louise Boswell. Times photos Wayne Martin Botany CAB (Citizens Advice Bureau) coordinator, Cat Finai, left, and Kim Godinich who chairs the CAB Pakuranga Board make the first cut to recognise the opening of the Botany bureau. coMMunity event For the love of running Valentine’s Day saw around 552 people run for their hearts and overall good health. The eighth annual Botany Town Centre Summer Fun Run and Walk had people give up their breakfast in bed and sweet serenading to put on their running shoes. People of all ages and fitness abilities participated. Donations were also made to support Bellyful, an organisation supporting locals by delivering meals to families with new born or ill children. Reciprocal partnership A group of 45 Norwegian teachers are currently visiting Baverstock Oaks School. The two week study tour involves school leaders and educationists visiting Baverstock Oaks School to learn about different leadership strategies as well as pick up on literacy and numeracy skills. They will also be meeting up with the Education Review Office. Visits to Botany Downs Secondary College and Auckland Intermediate School are scheduled during the week after which they will be attending a series of seminars at Baverstock Oaks School.
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