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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, MARCH 1, 2013
GET UP AND
PORTS OF AUCKLAND
ROUND THE BAYS 2013
SUNDAY 10TH MARCH
DON'T RUN FOR NOTHING
Enter online at roundthebays.co.nz and help these children's charities:
Choice Foundation -- Stand Tall, Make-a-Wish New Zealand, Variety -- The Children's Charity,
YMCA Auckland, Auckland Cystic Fibrosis and Fairfax First Books
to get park tidied up
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Making change: Students at
Westmere School talk to Waitemata
Local Board member Jesse Chalmers
about making improvements to Cox's
Photo: JESS LEE
By JESS LEE
Fed-up with the state of play at
their local park, students at West-
mere School are taking matters
into their own hands.
With many unhappy with the
leaking toilets, speeding motorists
and patchy sports fields the chil-
paper to write to Auckland Council
in hope of change.
The children first dreamed up
the idea to clean up Cox's Bay Res-
erve last year as part of a project
focusing on making change.
Playing host to other local
schools and more than 800 people
at the reserve for the Westmere
Kids Try sporting event also spur-
red the decision, teacher Robyn
Emily Baddeley would like to see
more rubbish bins installed at the
There's only a few down there
and we need more because rubbish
is flying around everywhere.''
Emily is concerned the rubbish
will blow into the stream and harm
Oscar Baker says bins for dog
poo are also needed.
The cutting down of trees on
Faulder Ave which children liked
to climb was a sticking point for
the community when the man was
allowed to cut down the very much-
liked trees on Faulder Ave,'' Amber
Ms MacKenzie says it is a power-
ful thing to make children realise
they can make a difference.
If we want to attack things like
graffiti and we want children to
have pride in their area this is the
way to do it.''
The Waitemata Local Board is
now organising an issues register
in preparation for a formal
report back to the students.
The report will outline the prob-
lems which have been brought to
the board's attention from the
student's feedback, any immediate
plans for repairs and any in the
Waitemata Local Board member
Jesse Chalmers says it is fantastic
the students were able to become
actively involved in the local
The idea of encouraging young
people to participate in our local
democracy is to inspire a lifelong
Concerns raised by the students
about the lack of fencing around
the park's playground is something
which the board was already aware
of and is working to resolve, Ms
While the board works on tack-
ling the issues, the reserve is in
safe hands with its young careta-
kers, Ms MacKenzie says.
These kids will make sure Cox's
Bay is looked after now.''
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The Easter Show runs from
March 28 to April 1 at the
ASB Showgrounds and has
a lot to offer as well as the
traditional A&P displays.
Daily live performances
from the WotWots, Alvin
and The Chipmunks and
Hollywood Horrors -- The
walk through horror show
features 13 scenes from
the most terrifying horror
movies, including The
Exorcist, Halloween, Texas
Chainsaw Massacre, and
Markets and an art show
Nightly fireworks shows
from Thursday to Sunday.
For more information visit
The annual Easter Show is on for
the 160th time in March.
For the first time it will feature
separately ticketed live concerts on
Titanium and Dane Rumble are
the headline acts.
Included in our prize pack is a
group pass to the March 29 con-
cert, four luxury lanyards which
will allow winners advanced entry
to a pre-show meet and greet, four
copies of Titanium's album All For
You to be signed by the band at the
event, and a four person carnival
ticket package so the winners can
enjoy some of the Easter Show's
To go in the draw email
firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us how
many members Titanium has.
Put Titanium Harbour in the
subject line and include your
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