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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, January 8, 2014 --- 7 Just Hardwood Floors 110353-V22 Visit Our Showroom: 9 Allens Rd, East Tamaki (rear unit) Mon-Fri 9am-4.30pm; Sat: 10.30am-1pm • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 272 2890 • www.jhf.co.nz 'enduring timber flooring solutions' 124631-V2 October POLICE worked to ■ identify thieves who tar- geted charity shops run by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Cook Street, and the Salvation Army East City Corps premises in Rices Mall, Howick. OFFICIAL statistics ■ showed a 6.5 per cent reduction in recorded criminal offences in Counties Manukau East for the year ended June 30. Police said the area was getting safer by the month. LEADERS of Uxbridge ■ – Howick’s creative centre, Joy Oxford and Tony Morgan, got down to detail for design and ft-out of the iconic cen- tre’s redevelopment after the Howick Local Board adopted the recom- mended concept design. MILITARY veterans ■ were given a glimpse into past and future planned commemorations for a variety of theatres of war by the Minister of Vet- erans’ Affairs, Michael Woodhouse, when visit- ing Howick RSA. SOUTHSIDE Len ■ Brown said he felt “hum- bled” to be re-elected Mayor of Auckland for a second three-year term. THREE Vision and ■ Voice candidates, David Collings, Pakuranga; Adele White, Howick; and Lucy Schwaner, Botany; topped the polls for a seat on the How- ick Local Board in their respective subdivi- sions in the Auckland Council election. They were joined by Vision and Voice new reps, Kat- rina Bungard, Pakuranga; and Garry Boles, Botany. Elected also was former Manukau City councillor Bob Wichman(Independ- ent), who won in Botany; and incumbents, John Spiller (Independent) and Jim Donald (Resi- dents and Ratepayers) for Howick, and Steve Udy (Independent), for Pakuranga. The biggest loser was former board chairman Michael Wil- liams, who trailed in ffth place in Botany. A NEW team, Angela ■ Fulljames and Malcolm Bell (Team Franklin), and Lyn Murphy (Independ- ent), took the helm of the Wairoa subdivision of the Franklin Local Board at the Auckland Council poll. They replaced Bill Cashmore, who won the Franklin ward seat on the council in place of Des Morrison, and Jan Sinclair, former deputy- chair of the Franklin Local Board, who both retired; also incumbent, Lance Gedge, who was unsuccessful. SUPER-city Mayor ■ Len Brown admitted to having a two-year affair with Miss Bevan Chuang, a member of the council’s Ethnic Peoples’ Advisory Panel. The story frst appeared on the blog website www.whaleoil. co.nz of Botany’s Cam- eron Slater, the former editor of Truth. FOUR men responsi- ■ ble for a series of offences committed in 2010, including two aggra- vated robberies carried out in East Auckland, were imprisoned for their respective roles in the crimes. The men were associates of the Killer Beez gang and lived in Otara and Mangere. RETIRED engineer- ■ ing geologist Graham Mansergh said fnding a permanent solution for erosion along the East- ern Beach front, caused by storms in late Septem- ber, would be a challenge. Resident and former Manukau City Council mayor, Sir Barry Curtis, called for action and not a stopgap measure. POLICE worked to ■ identify the owner of a customised two-piece pool cue found down a bank at Musick Point Reserve, Bucklands Beach. MEMBERS of the ■ Eastern Basketball Club were excited to meet vir- tually the complete New Zealand Breakers player roster at Howick Leisure Centre. POLICE investigated ■ a burglary at Pakuranga Athletic Club, in Lloyd Elsmore Park, after thieves broke into the building stealing almost its entire under foor cop- per plumbing systems. It OCTOBER: Young chemist Jane Leung, of Whitford, was bound for England this year to study renewable energy. Photo supplied Looking back at 2013 was one of three similar incidents in East Auck- land being investigated by police. PRIME Minister John ■ Key opened stage one of The Crossing at High- brook Business Park. When the business park is fully developed it’s expectedtobe worthabout $1.2billion andpermanent employment numbers to rise to 10,000-15,000. INDYCAR motor rac- ■ ing driver Scott Dixon’s Dannemora family cel- ebrated his ffth place in the season’s last race, sealing his third cham- pionship in the United States. JANE Leung, of Whit- ■ ford, an honours student at the University of Auck- land’s School of Chemi- cal Sciences, was getting ready to travel to England to begin her PhD as one of three 2014 Woolf Fisher Scholars at Cambridge University. MORE than 700 new ■ homes were earmarked for construction in East Tamaki and Flat Bush as part of the Auckland Housing Accord, which includes 10 Special Hous- ing Areas across the super-city. DAWN and Giles ■ Walker and Dan Feisst, members of the South City Masters Swim Club, described being shut out of the Slam the Dam event in the United States, because the US govern- ment fnancial shutdown brought it to a shudder- ing halt. MOTIVATIONAL ■ speaker Cath Vincent, of Half Moon Bay, won the prestigious Bright- Star Emerging Speaker Award. POLICE looked for ■ fve youths, believed to be aged nine-15, who stole money from Te Tuhi Cen- tre for the Arts located in Pakuranga.
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