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ADVERTISERS 62% COMMUNITYNEWSPAPER 56% DAILYNEWSPAPER Est. 1972 FREE – thanks to our advertisers! 2 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, February 16, 2017 www.times.co.nz Phone 534 7300 For personal, professional service to all districts at all hours Robert Johnstone • Mark Rowley • Funerals arranged to your requirements and financial circumstances at the venue of your choice. • A modern chapel, fully airconditioned. • Reception lounge with full catering available at any venue • Advice for monumental work, headstones and plaques. 35 Wellington St Howick www.howickfuneralhome.nz 128336-V7 Howick Lions Club is very proud to announce a brand-new Summer Festival to be held on February 26th at Lloyd Elsmore Park. The Summer Festival will be a family friendly event with a variety of stalls and entertainment from Howick and the wider Auckland community. The Summer Festival will feature several local artists and perform- ers showcasing their talents, and there will be plenty of fun for the whole family with Funco providing the fairground rides and a visit from Old MacDonald’s Farm for the lit- tlies. On the main stage, well-known local band Roger Skinner and the Motivation will be playing Rock n Roll, Amylia will be singing jazz and Daffodils will be bringing the music bang up to date. Howick Lions Club President, Grant Taylor says: “Daffodils came second in the Smokefree Rock- Quest 2016 competition and were winners of the best song, and 18 year old Amylia is an incredible singer who regularly performs with the local St Andrews Big Band so it’s very exciting to have such young and upcoming talent per- form at our festival.” An eclectic mix of dance styles from around the world will be show- cased by Doyle Academy of Irish Dance, Scottish Country Dancing, Bollywood Dancers and the Carter Chan Dance School. For those of more gymnastic persuasion, the Flow Academy of Motion will be tumbling and break dancing and the Triple A Aerobics Academy gymnasts will leave you breathless. “The Lions see tremendous potential for the future of this new festival with Lloyd Elsmore big enough for expansion and perfect for development,” says Mr Taylor. This year will be a new experi- ence for us all and we wish to thank the Howick Community Board for their backing which allows us to put on this Summer Festival.” All profits from the Summer Fes- tival will be put back into local com- munity by Howick Lions Club. For over 50 years, Howick Lions Club has been an integral part of the local community, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to help peo- ple in need of all ages. To find out more about Howick Lions Club go to www.howicklions. org.nz. The Lions Summer Festival will be held on February 26, 2017 from 11am-3pm at Lloyd Elsmore Park. Free entry. 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The only question the judge was asked to resolve was whether the Independ- ent Hearings Panel (IHP) approached the matter of “scope” correctly in rela- tion to certain areas of resi- dential zoning. The judge decided that the IHP did not make a mistake in rezoning the area between Ridge Road and Picton Street as Mixed Housing Urban and was not “out of scope”. We went into this pro- cess believing that “out of scope” meant there were no submissions received asking for the upzoning of the properties concerned opposite Stockade Hill, according to the informa- tion available to us publicly. The council analysed all submissions. There were 145 submissions asking for the area to remain Single Housing or Heritage Zone and not a single submis- sion was made against this according to the “Submis- sions Received” listed by the council. The judge in his ruling complimented our counsel Michael Savage on the way he presented our case. We know he has done the best we could have hoped for us. Unfortunately we still need money to cover the legal costs incurred and we beg for your help. Please contribute to our costs. Bank account 12-3089-0123712-02 (Name please) or through Givealitle.co.nz (key word Stockade). The ruling has come as bad news for us and Auck- land 2040 and the Charac- ter Coalition who lodged a major appeal across 29,000 properties upzoned appar- ently without justification all over Auckland. These groups had mas- sive resources, legal advice and experience in planning matters for every hearing, yet the HRRA has battled alone without any of these resources and our submis- sions were presented by the HRRA alone. We are proud of what we have achieved for Howick. The judge said that the HRRA had already been very successful in their sub- missions to the IHP. He noted that as a result “The council accepted a recommendation of the IHP which resulted in modified zonings of cer- tain land at Howick being included in the PAUP [Pro- posed Auckland Unitary Plan].” Ultimately the ruling is good news only for those who favour the greater intensification of Auckland such as a range of key lobby groups and powerful devel- opers, and individuals seek- ing profit at the expense of those views and the enjoy- ment of the community. We can be proud of what we have achieved, but we cannot rest until we suc- ceed in protecting our pre- cious historical and iconic views. Had we not taken the court case, we would have seen development before Christmas and potentially before the new council was even sworn in! We have a number of other initiatives on the go. The first step now is to gather our people and our resources and present our petition with over 6500 sig- natures to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and the council and explain how angry the people of Howick are about the potential loss of our precious views. We need every supporter to crowd into the council on the day we present it. We will let you know when. People power is more important than a point of law to a politician! ■■ Gayleen Mackereth is the chair of the HRRA. Down but not out! Fox uses Tiger’s former caddy Rio Olympian Ryan Fox – from Beachlands – will have the world’s most successful caddy, Kiwi Steve Williams, on his bag for next month’s 93rd ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, iseekgolf.com has reported. “What’s more, he will have some sporting power alongside him, with his father and All Blacks legend, Grant Fox paired for the Pro-Am competition which is part of the Open at Millbrook Resort and The Hills in Queenstown on March 9-12,” the site said. The Kiwi has a fulltime caddy for his foray on to the European Tour this year who was not travelling to New Zealand after two upcoming tournaments in his native South Africa, instead linking up when Fox returns to their European base. Fox is excited about having Williams on his bag. “Steve is the best caddy in the world having worked with greats like Greg Norman, he was 10 years with Tiger Woods and then with Adam Scott and got him to world number one,” Fox told iseekgolf.com.
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