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2 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, May 21, 2014 www.times.co.nz 21 12:12 12:35 22 1:09 1:33 23 2:07 2:33 24 3:06 3:35 25 4:04 4:36 26 5:00 5:34 27 5:54 6:27 TIMES Howick Funeral Home CHAPEL • RECEPTION LOUNGE • OFFICE For personal, professional service to all districts at all hours 117937-V3 35 Wellington St Howick Ph 534 7300 Vernon Warren M.B.I.E., N.Z.E.A. Michael Rowe C.A. ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST Open Saturday morning until noon E: firstname.lastname@example.org 115 Harris Road, East Tamaki. Phone 274 6357. BELGIUM PAVERS 200x100x50 80¢ each REGENCY COBBLESTONES 230 x 190 x 40 $1.50 each SLABS 400 x 400 x 50 $9.50 each Free quotes for laying Wide variety of other shapes and colours Wide variety of other shapes and colours See website for more info: www.cobblestone.co.nz 124579 COBBLESTONE MANUFACTURERS OF PAVING FOR 30 YEARS BAR & EATERY 333 Ti Rakau Drive, Pakuranga. 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Don’t these councillors under- stand that the Auckland Council is already in deep debt, and is having to borrow millions upon millions to fund the ambitious plans of some in high places? If they are so keen on retain- ing heritage appearance, why do they not concentrate on sav- ing buildings that actually have some attractive qualities that we can live with? Why a building that has about as much architectural appeal as a slab of concrete? Why is it that some council- lors seem to be under the belief that Auckland ratepayers have bottomless pockets, and can keep funding projects that may not necessarily be in the public interest or economically viable? Bob Wichman, Howick Local Board (Botany) Kindergarten politics WOULD it not be great if our pol- iticians spent more time running the country instead of trying to score cheap points running each other down? The Labour Party must be really hard up right now running two excellent politicians down on small matters resembling the proverbial storm in a teacup. Winston Peters never misses a chance to get himself seen and heard. And the Green Party object to everything for the sake of objecting. If the Greens ever get to power, we can only sing God Defend New Zealand. Someone has to. The Beehive is the biggest and most expensive kindergarten the country ever had. M Pedersen, Pakuranga Wonderful show MY WIFE and I went to see the Sancta Maria College musical production of Beauty and the Beast at the Vodafone Events Centre on May 9. This was marvellous entertain- ment for the full-house audience. The participants were extremely well rehearsed and thoroughly professional and enthusiastic in their delivery. The singing and dancing was first-class and the orchestra was absolutely magnificent. The entire project was unfor- gettable and a great credit to all involved. So good was the show that the audience contributed by applauding continuously and were on their feet at the conclu- sion of the production to show their utter delight at the triumph they had witnessed. We look forward to the next production of the college in great anticipation. Congratulations to all involved. John Chant, Cockle Bay Taking responsibility ON MAY 10, whilst driving down Jeffs Road in Mission Heights, I came across an injured animal, which was being driven around by car after car. I pulled over and ran to the animal and crouched over it to protect it from the cars, whilst trying to wave down someone to help. Car after car just drove around me and kept going – a young women crouched in the mid- dle of the road appeared to be unimportant. Finally, a young man in a white ute stopped to help and suc- ceeded in taking control of the situation, as I was very upset. Then another gentleman stopped and offered his com- fort and support, and helped us contact the SPCA and then the owner. I’d like to thank the two men for stopping to help my daughter and I and the injured animal. They provided support and comfort when it was sorely needed. They restored my faith in humankind. To the person who hit the ani- mal, I’d like to say I forgive you for putting us through that, but please, when you hurt or suspect you have hurt an animal, stop and do the right thing. To all the animal lovers, carry a box and blanket in your car boot for emergencies, as you never know when it will be your turn to stop and do the right thing. To the owner of the cat, I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the fact that people who cared were there in the end. Rachel Herriott, Mission Heights NINETY-four-year-old Dolly Graham was “chuffed” when she found out another girl was joining her family, resulting in five generations. Little Maddison Nomdo was born about nine weeks ago to 20-year-old Amy Snowden, giving Dolly her first great-great- granddaughter. Dolly was born in Liverpool, England, and moved to Los Angeles, United States, with her husband Robert. In later years she and her four children took a six-week ship journey to New Zealand to meet up with Robert. They bought a house in Onehunga and had another child. When Robert passed away, Dolly lived for a time in a granny flat with family in West Auckland. In 2010, she moved into the Metlifecare Pakuranga rest home in Edgewater Drive, close to all five generations of the family who live in Pakuranga. FeMale dynasTy The girls lined up on Mother’s Day, from left: Amy Snowden (20) holding daughter Maddison Nomdo (eight weeks); her mother Susan Snowden (42); Susan’s mother Dorothy Simpson (68); and Dorothy’s mother, Dolly Graham (94). Photo supplied Letters to the Editor Featured letter each week will receive a Times pen.
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