Home' Auckland City Harbour News : December 9th 2011 Contents www.aucklandcityharbournews.co.nz
AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, DECEMBER 9, 2011
or follow progress at: twitter.com/wcnow
Tuesday December 13
1pm to 7pm
Waterview School Hall
(entrance off Herdman Street)
Wednesday December 14
1pm to 7pm
Wesley Community Centre,
740 Sandringham Road Extension
75% of our drinking population
drinks hazardously. It gets
worse over the holiday period.
This seems normal to those
who are entrenched in it but it
Many people who drink to
manage stress or unwind or
have a compulsion to party,
have convinced themselves
they cannot afford addiction
counseling. Tot up the cost of
what you drink in an average
week. Addiction counseling will
save you money if you work
Annie works behaviourally and
with mindfulness techniques.
She subscribes to the view
that underneath compulsive
behaviour is a deep spiritual
longing for beauty, for
abundance and completeness.
Find other ways of unwinding
and celebrating. It is possible
with good planning and a
desire for a new approach to
Interventions are tailored for
'Tis the Season to get
your personality. You are the
expert on yourself. I just help
to hold up the mirror.
A free Pre - Christmas
assessment could save your
money and your reputation.
Free alcohol and/or drug
assessments (approx. 10
mins) between 11am and 1pm
Wednesdays at 7a Maidstone
St, Ponsonby. (except 4th and
8th of January, 2012)
If you also wish to book an
assessment Ph 027 687 9955
$120 for an hour and half (first
assessment) follow up $95
An Addiction Counselor
for ten years, Annie (or
Navachitta) also facilitates
an Eleventh Step meeting
as part of the Buddhist
Recovery Network. Every
Sunday between 6 - 7pm, 381
Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn.
Annie Macgregor Addictions
Counselor Reg. Practitioner
Go to www.aucklandcity
harbournews.co.nz and click on
Latest Edition to see a video
about Co. Theatre Physical.
Xmas in the Park
This year's Coca-Cola Christmas
in the Park will be held tomorrow
at 7.30pm in the Auckland
The free show is co-hosted by
TV3's Hilary Barry and Jeremy
Corbett and will feature a diverse
line-up of talented performers.
They include the cast of hit
musical Jersey Boys, pop rock
band The Earlybirds, recording
stars Vince Harder and Massad,
blonde bombshell Ainslie Allen,
gospel singer Julia Grace and
TV3's Sticky TV stars Kanoa
Lloyd, Walter Neilands, Gerald
Seth and Monica Barton.
Sharing the big stage will be
dancers from Identity Dance Crew
and Diamond Entertainment, hip
hop groups Monroe and the Royal
Family, Bollywood dancers
Indiance and the Glenfield College
There will also be cameo
performances by Kimberley
Crossman and Casey Green.
The major print sponsor behind
this year's event is Suburban
Newspapers, the publisher of the
Auckland City Harbour
Festival goes on
The Random Acts festival is
continuing in the Aotea Precinct
despite one of the performers
plunging 14 metres off the metro
building on Tuesday.
Mikaela Blayney, 20, is recovering
from the four-storey fall which
fractured her cheekbone, broke
another bone in her face and one
in her foot, and left her covered in
bruises and cuts.
Vertical Auckland, the aerial
abseiling performance she was
part of, was cancelled after the
incidents but all other events are
continuing as planned until
Sunday. Ms Blayney is part of
experienced theatre troupe Co.
Random Acts is a free street
festival involved 12 different acts
which are run by independent
It is organised by The Edge in
association with The Big Little
The accident is being investigated
by the Department of Labour.
Club, RSA in poppy war
By RHIANNON HORRELL
Disillusioned: Grey Lynn RSC president Rocky McGlynn and poppy appeal co-ordinator Jane Jackson say the club is being bullied into becoming an RSA. Only RSAs
are allowed to supply poppies on Anzac Day. The club has been denied poppies for its annual collection next year.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
AN Auckland war veteran who has
been involved with the Anzac Day
Poppy Appeal for close to 30 years is
struggling to understand why his
club is being denied poppies to sell
Grey Lynn Returned Services
Club president Rocky McGlynn,
along with the club s poppy appeal
co-ordinator Jane Jackson, are fight-
ing back after a request from the
national body -- the Royal New Zea-
land Returned and Services Associ-
ation -- to become an RSA.
Only RSAs are allowed to carry
out poppy appeals -- not RSCs.
They are trying to put a gun to
our head, Mr McGlynn says.
We re like any other club -- we re
battling. The poppy money goes into
a welfare fund and it s spent on
parcels for members in resthomes.
It helps those in hospital and
helps to fund the welfare side of
Mr McGlynn says quite a few
veterans also have their funerals at
the club and there are numerous
services provided by the RSC.
On Anzac Day we open the doors
to the community -- and we provide
Ms Jackson is unimpressed by the
move and says the club has been
selling poppies for almost 80 years.
We always used to get our pop-
pies from Christchurch but this year
they said: You re not getting any .
The poppy money is something we ve
had each year. We have our own
Anzac ceremony here each year.
We re pretty upset -- we can t get the
income any more.
The club raised $14,000 through
poppy sales last year.
Ms Jackson says she has spent
two years trying to negotiate with
the RNZRSA. People want to be
with their own club. It s important to
people that we keep our own ident-
ity, she says of remaining an RSC.
Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua
carries out the Anzac service each
year for the Grey Lynn RSC.
Grey Lynn has always been a
pioneer group in respect to veterans,
the community and members. They
have always been transparent about
where the poppy money is going.
There are only two RSCs remain-
ing in New Zealand -- the Grey Lynn
club and the Parnell one -- and they
are in the same boat when it comes
to being denied poppies.
RNZRSA chief executive Dr
Stephen Clerk says the decision to
not supply poppies is about manage-
ment of the appeal.
He says there are efforts to
strengthen the charity and it s
important to keep costs down and
We ve been closely involved with
the government around that. The
Grey Lynn RSC has remained inde-
pendent and it has held the poppy
appeal in previous years.
Mr Clark says part of the reason-
ing for the decision is to ensure
poppy money goes to veteran
members instead of normal
That s exactly why we are
strengthening things -- so we can
honestly say the money is going to
veterans. Ex-service will be the new
focus of the poppy appeal next year.
We re not just targeting RSCs --
it s also about looking at RSAs trust
He says RSAs have been asked to
set up a trust for poppy money.
It was a document developed for
He says the RSCs have been
offered a means of joining the RSAs
We re open to further discussion
with the RSCs. The principle is that
it has to be closely managed as part
of the nationwide appeal.
RSCs were first created to cater for
the Merchant Navy when those
returning from overseas were not able
to join RSA clubs.
Links Archive December 7th 2011 December 14th 2011 Navigation Previous Page Next Page