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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 7 2016
14 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, April 7, 2016 www.times.co.nz THIS MONTH there wasn’t much fooling around in the office as we brought EastLife to deadline in the midst of two back-to-back short weeks but there was plenty of fun including photo opportunities galore. The last day of Sculpture in the Gardens exhibition was all about family entertainment while Fashion Week 2016 showcased fabulous fashion as did Auckland Cup Week and, locally, Howick Camera Club celebrated 60 years. So, across five social scene pages perhaps there’s someone you know. And that’s just for starters – plenty more great reading inside. www.eastlife.co.nz eastlife | april 2016 | 1 RHYS DARBY Glamma GRANDMA laughter his stock and trade eastlife.co .nz April 2016 HOWICK, BOTANY, PAKURANGA AND SURROUNDS HOWICK, BOTANY, PAKURANGA AND SURROUNDS OUT & ABOUT | FASHION | HEALTH & BEAUTY | FOOD | ART | HOME | MOTORING | EVENTS | TRAVEL winter SUGAR COATED eastlife april 2016.indd 1 1/04/2016 3:15 :44 p.m. OUT NOW APRIL EDITION Don’t miss out! 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. What’s it all about? It’s all about you. It’s all about you as part of our community. The Times is your anchor to local Social Events, Sports, Arts, Schools, Business, Local Government, Readers Contributions and a great way of sourcing Local Businesses and Trades People! We are your community... Online at www.times.co.nz and in your letterbox every Thursday Digital technology is causing changes to work not seen since the industrial revolution, Grant Robertson, Labour Party spokesperson on Finance, told a public meeting at Point View School Hall on Monday night. He presented the outcomes of the Future of Work Commission. As well as changes due to digital technology advances, workers are having increasingly insecure work experiences due to casualisation, zero hour contracts and exploitative practices, he said. The commission is undertaking a two-year programme to develop a comprehensive understanding of the changing nature of work and its impact on the economy. The idea behind it is to develop policy responses required to meet the challenges. Keynote speakers were internationally-recognised economists and policy advisers, Robert Reich and Guy Standing, who outlined the social and economic crises a responsible and responsive government must be prepared to face. The big ideas that came from the Commission are: ➤➤ Building Digital Equality throughout the country as technology becomes an increasingly crucial part of our lives and economy. ➤➤ The effects of accelerating technological change will mean that Government will need to be more proactive in promoting research and development to encourage new industries and products. ➤➤ A transition process that supports people to move to new work as their jobs become increasingly automated. This is crucial as the jobs of 46 per cent of New Zealand workers may not exist inside twenty years. ➤➤ Greater income security in times of rapid change. The Commission recognised that decent and growing wages are essential but government must accept that a basic level of income support must be provided to improve income security. ➤➤ Reforming the transition between education, training and work so that students do not leave school without the basic skills to cope in a rapidly changing workplace. ➤➤ Working Futures planning so people can be assured of getting the skills and knowledge to fulfil their potential and contribute to society. The Commission noted that recently the number of tertiary students has fallen by 20 per cent and the number of apprenticeships is down 22 per cent with an increase in student debt of over 50 per cent. From these findings Labour has announced a policy providing for three years of free post secondary education or training. ➤➤ Partnership with Maori so that the Maori economy is sustainable and benefits Maori youth. ➤➤ Partnership with Pasifika communities so that education and training opportunities are provided and improved to allow them to reach their potential. ➤➤ Visit www.futureofwork.nz Public meeting The future of work Grant Robertson, Labour’s spokesperson on Finance on The Future of Work. Photo supplied ➤➤community notices Legal clinic Free legal advice is available at the Botany Town Centre Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) at 10.30-11.30am on Thursdays. Bookings are necessary and are 15 minutes long. But special consideration is given to victims of domestic violence, child custody, separation and relationship property matters because of the complex nature and sensitivity of these cases. The Botany CAB is outside the Food Court rear entrance, phone 271-5382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a meeting with a lawyer. Forgotten Heroes Through his research, local historian Alan La Roche has discovered 11 men that have not been recognised for their service in WWI. They may not have died on the battlefield, but their wounds caused them discomfit and in some cases contributed to their death. Howick Room, Howick Library on Friday, April 22, 10.30am. Free. Probus Club of Ormiston Combined Probus Club of Ormiston meets at 10am on Thursday, April 21 at Old Flat Bush School Hall, cnr Murphy and Flat Bush School Roads, Flat Bush. Speaker is David Rose of Trade Aid. A warm welcome to visitors. Phone Richard 950-4277.
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