Western Leader : February 22nd 2011
2 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 22, 2011 NEWS 2775796BN Parents of babies to 6 years old Do call our friendly staff today about your child's needs. 18, 20 & 25 Wolverton St Avondale Ph: 828 9083 Web Page: www.kiwicarepreschool.co.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org sudoku THE NUMBER PLACING GAME Fill the grid so that every column, every row and every 3x3 box contains the digits1-9 SOLUTION TO W242 Office 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Cla re Haynes ema l: e wl@snl co nz Sales Manager Jul e Cooper ema l: ul e cooper@snl co nz Circulation 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 ema l: el very@snl co nz Classifieds 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 ema l: clsa @snl.co.nz 66,754 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan Dec '10. Del vere eac Tues ay*/T urs ay/ Fr ay to Avon ale, Block ouse Bay, Glen E en, Glen ene, Green Bay, Harbour V ew, Hen erson, Hen erson Valley, Heral Islan , Hobsonv lle, elston, a n olm, assey, assey East, assey ort , ew ynn, alm He ts, Ranu , Sunnyvale, Swanson, Te Atatu en nsula, Te Atatu St , T t ran , Wa ma, Wa manu Bay, Wa takere, Western He ts, West ate, West Harbour, W enuapa , Woo lan s ark. *Every 4th Tuesday 'Waitakere Ranges Edition' includes: Hu a, ttle Hu a, Cornwall s, arau, a n olm, Orat a, Scen c Dr ve, Carter Roa , Wa atarua, Hen erson Valley, Swanson ort , a R , Hen erson RD1 & 2, RD Re lls, RD Wa takere. 2 Wa pare ra Ave, Hen erson. .O. Box 21167. Happy birthday from Mussolini Old soldier: William Newby fought alongside Italian patriot Giuseppe Garibaldi. Photo: MATTHEW GRAY By MATTHEW GRAY Captain William John Newby marked his 100th birthday in style with a big party at the Auck- land Workingmen's Club in 1933. Friends and family joined forces to make the night one to remember. But the highlight of the evening came by way of a telegram from Benito Mussolini -- supreme leader of Italy. Mussolini, a proponent of fascism, sent his regards after learning William had fought alongside one of his childhood heroes -- Giuseppe Garibaldi, in 1859. William was among 1000 soldiers sent by the British government to fight during the Second Italian War of Indepen- dence against Austrian troops. The conflict was one in a long and bloody fight for unification of all Italy after years of land- grabbing manoeuvres by v arious European powers. Garibaldi, the patriot at the head of national- istic efforts, was revered among his countrymen before and after his death in 1882. William, who emigrated to New Zea- land in 1864, was proud of his association with the struggle and claimed to be its last surviving English veteran. Acknowledgement and thanks from Mussolini -- whose eventual liaison with Hitler led to death and disgrace in 1945, was therefore much appreciated so many years later. William was born in Cambridge, England, on March 26, 1833, and received a university education before joining the British Army where he attained the rank of Lieutenant and was eventually promoted to Captain. He came to Auckland aboard the ship Wintehoer and joined a regiment of troops serv- ing in the Waikato. Conflict with Maori was all but over and he was not involved with any of the land battles. William moved to Whangarei in 1867 and married Janet Douglas Caitcheon. Both shifted to Thames and tried their luck on the goldfields before turning to farm- ing in the small settle- ment of Tapu. Retirement beckoned some three decades later along with a return north where the Newbys bought a house in Sher- wood Ave, Grey Lynn. William kept busy as a Justice of the Peace right up until his death at home on September 9, 1934, aged 101. He was survived by 10 children, 34 grand- children and 19 great- grandchildren. His wife Janet died a year later and is buried in the same plot at Waikumete Cemetery. When you select 1 pair of glasses from the $199 range or above. Available Monday to Friday 9-5pm. Price complete with PENTAX standard single vision lenses with scratch resistant coating. Progressives and bifocals also available at an extra cost. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer including 2 pairs for 1 low price. Discount does not apply to eye examination. © 2011 Specsavers Optical Group. SMART_SPE12284. Henderson -- WestCity Westfield: 838 6853, Massey - Westgate S/C: 833 1337, New Lynn -- LynnMall: 826 3989. specsavers.co.nz FOR OVER 60s 30% OFF Receive 30% off the frame, lenses and any extra options you choose. Book an eye examination today. Have we got NEWS for you! News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! Our amazing new online editions take the news into a new dimension. Reads like a newspaper with easy-to-read turning pages -- and packed with extra features that connect you to news like never before. News coverage that puts you on the scene with Turn the page to a new era in local news -- the total multi media news experience! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.westernleader.co.nz Turn on to our online editions NOW. The latest local news online -- anywhere, anytime.
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