Western Leader : March 4th 2011
3 WESTERN LEADER, MARCH 4, 2011 NEWS 34d Portage Rd, New Lynn. Ph 827 2371 Hours Mon to Fri 7am to 5pm, Sat 8am to 2pm. NEW LYNN BUILDING CENTRE Fencing Sale! Cash Only! Fence Pailing 150 x 19 x 1.8m H3 .................. $2.30 ea Fence Post 100 x 75 x 2.4m H4 RS................ $8.95 ea Fence Post 100 x 100 x 2.4m H4 RS.............. $11.95 ea Fence Rail 75 x 50 Rad H3 No2 RS ................ $2.00/m Fence Rail 100 x 50 Rad H3 No2 RS .............. $2.60/m Cemix Fastcrete 25kg Cement ....................... $10.95/ bag Cement 40kg Bag ........................................... $16.99/ bag All prices incl G.S.T. Cheques not accepted. Loan Trailers, local Hi-ab delivery $70.00. Internal framing 90 x 45 H1.2 MSG8 KD $3.97/m. Ask about our retaining specials! CLEARANCE DEPOT while stocks last Hours: Mon-Fri 9am - 3pm, Sat 10am - 3pm • Shelving Units • Cupboards • Desks/Chairs • Meeting Tables • Filing Cabinets Good variety of Office & Household items new & used Secondhand office Relocation Furniture HEAVILY DISCOUNTED PRICES INSTORE!! 641 Rosebank Rd, Avondale PH 815 1589 (at the end of 637 driveway) 3160514AF Please see www.dolphintheatre.org.nz or contact director for further information. Cast Required: 3 x Males (25-60), 1 x Female (25-45), 1 x either male or female (30-80). 12 Spring Street, Onehunga Written by David Tristram Directed by Bob Lack A brilliantly funny script from David Tristram, returning to some of his favourite themes of identity, amnesia and the challenges facing detectives! AUDITION "Searching For Dr Branovic" Saturday 19th March 2011 Season: 11th June - 2nd July 2011 Ph. Bob Lack 0274 798 926 Email: email@example.com Pair rise to the challenge By NICOLA MURPHY Famous faces: George King and his granddaughter Malia-Ana Murphy-King are the face of this year's Pasifika Festival. Photo: NICOLA MURPHY ' They were very close and share a good bond. ' Ole Maiava WHEN George King got a phone call saying he and his granddaughter had been chosen to be the faces of the Pasifika Festival he thought it was a joke. He didn t know he was even being considered. It turns out his niece, Lar- raine Josephs had seen an advertisement for a grand- father and granddaughter to represent the festival and she had entered Mr King and his granddaughter Malia-Ana Murphy-King without their knowing. But I was already trapped so I thought I might as well do it, he says. The 85-year-old lives in Te Atatu Peninsula and is of Samoan-Fijian descent. He was born in Fiji but grew up in Samoa and is a matai -- a chief in his village. Granddaughter Malia-Ana, 14, attends Rutherford Col- lege and says this was a good opportunity for her because she wants to get into model- ling. The pair also has some Irish blood and Malia-Ana has some Maori heritage as well. Pasifika Festival director Ole Maiava says Mr King and Malia-Ana were chosen because they stood out from the crowd. They were very close and shared a good bond. The pair lived together until recently and this brought them even closer. She s always helped me use the computer or the cell phone, Mr King says of his granddaughter. And I teach her about God, marriage and health and all sorts of other stuff. Malia-Ana s mother Teresa King says her daughter finds it a bit weird seeing herself on posters and bus shelters around Auckland. We re driving along and she yells out and I think I ve hit something but she s just seen one of the ads, she says. The Pasifika Festival runs from March 6 to 12 at various locations around Auckland. It is in its 19th year and about 200,000 people are expected to attend the main festival day at Western Springs on March 12. Visit www.auckland council.govt.nz/events. Tamihere battles health problems By NEIL REID Convicted double murderer David Tamihere has been forced to find new accommo- dation as he battles serious medical problems . Tamihere, 57, was bailed to an address in Glen Eden in November after spending 20 years behind bars for the 1989 murders of Swedish backpackers Urban Hoglin and Heidi Paakkonen on the Coromandel. One of the conditions of Tamihere s release was that he reappear before the Parole Board on February 3 for it to assess his assimilation back into the community. Since then Mr Tamihere s life has taken some unexpec- ted turns, a written report following the Parole Board hearing, released to Fairfax Media on Tuesday, said. A feature of the last three months has been the serious medical problems he has had to deal with [withheld]. He is working through those unforeseen problems. In the middle of all this he and his wife have had to find alternative accommodation. Before his release it was revealed he was battling a heart condition and chronic arthritis. Tamihere was sentenced to life imprisonment in Decem- ber 1990 for the murders of Swedish backpackers Heidi Paakkonen and Urban Hog- lin.Tamihere was on the run at the time of the killing of the Swedish backpackers, liv- ing rough in bush in Mataroa Bay, Coromandel, having absconded after being bailed in 1986 for the sexual viol- ation of a 47-year-old woman in Auckland. The board s written report said that the Tamihere fam- ily then experienced diffi- culty in finding a property which could be subject to full electronic monitoring . The family finally moved into its new accommodation on January 24. The location of the new house has been withheld, but the Parole Board said many members of Mr Tamihere s extended whanau live in the com- munity . The report said Tamihere is doing well on parole and had built a good relation- ship with his probation officer. Given his assessed risk of reoffending and high public profile, we consider it appro- priate and necessary to see him for another monitoring hearing at the May session of the extended board, the report said. -- Fairfax Media Harwood to perform Former When The Cat s Away vocalist Debbie Harwood will perform at West Harbour s Luckens Reserve this Sunday for the third free concert in the 2011 Waitakere Sounds series. The line-up will include award winning singer- songwriter Janine Foster. Ms Harwood helped form When The Cat s Away in 1986 with vocalists Annie Crummer, Kim Willough- by, Margaret Urlich and Dianne Swann. The band topped the charts with the number one hit Melting Pot in 1988 and followed it up by win- ning the best group award at the 1989 NZ Music Awards. These days Ms Harwood fronts Debbie Harwood & the Band of Gold. The final Waitakere Sounds event will be held at Te Atatu Peninsula s Harbourview Reserve on March 12. It will feature two of the country s most renowned DJs, Dick (Magik) Johnson and Bevan Keys. Go to www.waitakere sounds.co.nz for more information. Go to www.western leader.co.nz to view a performance from last year s Pasifika Festival.
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