Western Leader : January 10th 2012
www.westernleader.co.nz 3 WESTERN LEADER, JANUARY 10, 2012 NEW YEAR HONOURS Call 0800 BLINDS 254637 FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE BLINDS! BLINDS! BLINDS! Vertical • Venetian • Sunscreen • Wooden • Roller Up to OFF RRP 55% 33 www.homevisionblinds.co.nz Order before 31 January 4156514AA www.appleschildcare.co.nz childcare & learning centre 4235357AA OPEN DAY Saturday 21st Jan 10am - 1pm 220 Swanson Rd, Henderson Open 7am - 6pm Monday - Friday 09 837 2881 apples ensures a safe and stimulating learning environment that enhances your child's growth and development OG_AC0712_WL Auckland Council is now inviting applications to the following funds that will support community- driven initiatives in the Whau, Henderson-Massey and Waitakere Ranges local board areas: Community Accommodation Assistance Fund Fee Waivers Fund Your project must not start before 1 May 2012. Applications must be received by Council before 4 pm on Friday, 20 January 2012. For more information: Please phone 09 301 0101 and ask to speak with the Community Grants and Support Officer - Henderson; or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/funding and click on the 'community group funding' tile and scroll down to the funds available in the west area. Honoured for years of service Years of service to the Manukau Volunteer Coastguard and dedi- cation to supporting the Chinese community has earned two west Auck- landers Queen s Service Medals in the New Year honours list. Ronald Craddock of Titirangi and Te Atatu Peninsula resident Audrey Chan are among the 70 New Zealanders awarded the accolade. Mr Craddock was recognised for almost 20 years service to the Manukau Volunteer Coastguard. As commodore of the club Mr Craddock is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help boaties who come into strife in the Manu- kau Harbour. In 2009 he was badly injured during a rescue mission and while he is land-bound now Mr Craddock still trains skippers, raises funds and increases safety awareness for the organ- isation. He started volun- teering at the coastguard after he retired from being a transport man- ager. My wife said they were looking for volun- teer coastguards and I d been around the Manu- kau Harbour my whole life. I didn t think they gave out honours to coots like me but it s lovely to see the work of volunteers recognised. Mrs Chan was recognised for her con- tributions to the Chinese community in Auckland. She founded the Cantonese Opera Society of New Zealand and is a key organiser of Auck- land s Chinese New Year celebrations and the Auckland Lantern Festi- val. She is also a founder of the New Zealand Mar- tial Arts Association and a member of the West Harbour Rotary Club. Pio joins order of merit By VANITA PRASAD Honoured entertainer: Kiwi comedian and entertainer Pio Terei has been recognised on the honours list. Photo: LAWRENCE SMITH PIO Terei has brought smiles to the faces of New Zealanders for more than 20 years. It s a contribution that s been recognised in the New Year honours list with the Henderson resident being made a Member of the New Zea- land Order of Merit. He was one of 171 recipients on this year s list, which included for- mer All Blacks coach and Kelston Boys High School principal Sir Gra- ham Henry being knighted. During his lengthy entertainment career Mr Terei made television shows including Pete and Pio, Pio!, The Life and Times of Te Tutu, a show about a Maori chief living in the 1800s, and It s in the Bag. He s won the New Zea- land Film and Television Awards for Best Comedy Programme twice and the award for Best Com- edy Performance once. Mr Terei has also starred in the feature films Number 2 and Spooked. For seven years Mr Terei has been the MC of the Waitakere Christ- mas Festival. Christine Shepherd, festival trustee, says Mr Terei deserves the honour. Pio is an icon in Wai- takere and has helped us bring the Waitakere Christmas Festival into being a household name. He s such an awesome entertainer, down to earth and friendly. We all love him. Mr Terei s contribu- tions include hosting parenting seminars and his role as an ambassa- dor for Water Safety New Zealand. Its chief executive Matt Claridge says Mr Terei has done a great job. Visit www.western leader.co.nz to watch Pio Terei talk about his career.
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