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PAPAKURA COURIER, DECEMBER 1, 2010
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Manukau City Branch
32 Noel Burnside Road
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100X40 PREMIUM H3.2 G/T $3.35/m
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dedication of our
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ENROL NOW FOR FEBRUARY
Skids kids do their bit for appeal
Merry Christmas: Mangere Bridge
School and its after-school programme
Skids are getting behind theChristmas
appeal. Pictured are, from left: Kaea
Hudson, 8, deputy principal Jan Bills,
Phoenix Fry, 10, and George Bausita.
Photo: SIMON WATTS
Collection points for the appeal include libraries in Clendon, Papatoetoe,
Manurewa, Otara, Tupu Dawson Rd, Manukau city centre, Mangere
Bridge, Otahuhu, Mangere East and the Sir Edmund Hillary library in
The Salvation Army offices in Bakerfield Place, Manukau, and Clevedon
Rd, Papakura, are also collection points, as is the Manukau-Papakura
Courier at 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. People can also drop off
donations at Mangere Bridge School's Skids office on Coronation Rd in
Cheque donations can be posted to the Manukau Courier, PO Box
76-400, Manukau. Cheques should be made out to the Salvation Army.
By JESSIE COLQUHOUN
Kids at Mangere Bridge School are
doing their best to help youngsters
in need this Christmas.
The school s Safe Kids in Daily
Supervision -- Skids -- after-school
programme is getting behind the
Papakura Courier and Salvation
Army Christmas Appeal.
Judging by the loot they ve col-
lected so far, this year looks to be as
successful as last when Skids
franchisee George Bausita dropped
off seven baskets of donated toys.
The annual appeal, which ends on
December 10, seeks donations of
toys for children of all ages and non-
perishable food items.
They will be distributed to
deserving south Auckland families
and other community agencies that
work closely with the Salvation
The appeal asks for donations of
new or near-new toys because the
army doesn t have the facilities to
mend old or broken ones.
Mr Bausita says Skids put a
notice in the school s newsletter
encouraging families to bring in
what they could.
And for kids in the programme
who donate there s an incentive this
Each item they bring in earns
them Skids points -- a reward sys-
tem that they can trade later in the
year for their own toys.
Mr Bausita is hoping even more
toys will be brought in over the next
Deputy principal Jan Bills says:
We believe in putting something
back into the community and
Christmas is a good time to make
It s a really neat thing to do, she
says. The kids really love it.
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By KAREN MANGNALL
The new Auckland Council and its
transport company are joining a
Waikato working group looking to
restore daily commuter trains
between Hamilton and the
Regional council Environment
Waikato wants to bring back the
rail passenger services between the
two cities that were axed in 2001.
It s proposing morning and even-
ing peak services to and from Auck-
land s CBD each weekday with
possible stops at Pukekohe and
Auckland Council s transport
committee has appointed chairman
Mike Lee to hold a watching brief
on the working party led by
The big hurdle will be con-
straints on slots available at
Britomart . We need to take an
Aucklanders first approach. It s
only fair given Auckland ratepayers
paid for these facilities.
Mr Lee says it helps that
Environment Waikato is now
willing to pay for it.
Environment Waikato research
suggests passenger rail services to
Auckland would run at around a $1
million loss each year with 15,000
passengers. The feasibility of a Wai-
kato train making two trips up to
Auckland and back each weekday is
being looked at.
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