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By CHRIS HARROWELL POLICE offcer Merv Hotter is going above and beyond the call of duty to help families in need. Highland Park’s community police constable is launching a project to boost the stocks at the food bank run by All Saints Angli- can Church in Howick. He’s calling on the community to support the project and says it’s about giving back to the Selwyn Road church’s co-vicar, Reverend Bruce Keeley. “This is all about helping Rev Keeley,” Mr Hotter told the Times. “He’s been a strong supporter of the police over the years and I want to thank him for all his hard work. “This will also help people over the Christmas holiday period.” People keen to get behind Mr Hotter’s project can drop off a can of food or rice, pasta or four, to the Howick Police station in Fencible Drive between 8am-4pm Monday to Friday. He will then take donated goods to All Saints’ food bank in How- ick’s Selwyn Road. “I want this to be the biggest food drive in Howick ever,” says Mr Hotter. “It’s about looking after people who can’t afford it. “It will only cost people a couple of dollars each to help us out. “This is a great way for them to contribute to the community.” All Saints Anglican Church’s food bank is open weekdays from 10-11am and co-ordinated by Natalie Usher. She says it supplies between 10-14 food parcels to people in need each month. That number rose in September to 25, and it gave out 20 food par- cels in October. “I don’t expect that need to drop off,” says Mrs Usher. Food parcels contain about $90 worth of items. They’re made up of canned goods, fruit and vegetables, tuna, rice and pasta, sugar and four, as well as cold products such as eggs, cheese and meat. People are referred to the food bank through a large number of sources, including Counties Manu- kau East Police’s neighbourhood policing teams, Work and Income (WINZ), the Citizens Advice Bureau, Women’s Refuge and the broader community. “I think what Merv is doing for us is absolutely wonderful,” says Mrs Usher. “There is a natural cycle of resources. “What we are doing is redistrib- uting it from where there is plenty to where there is need.” Keen to support Mr Hotter’s project also is All Saints Anglican Church assistant priest Jordan Greatbatch. He says the food bank represents an essential part of the church’s work. “We feel it’s important for us to be a church connected with its community,” says Mr Greatbatch. “We try to live out our ethos that faith isn’t just spoken or preached about, it’s something demonstrated by our actions. “At the church’s core is a desire to show love in practical ways.” Mr Greatbatch says people who need the food bank’s services can also be referred to a budgeting service for fnancial advice. “We engage in other pastoral work,” he says. “Life is tough for many people. “We give them the chance to have a cry if they wish and vent to us about what’s going on in their lives.” People can drop non-perishable food items to Mr Hotter at Howick Police station, 35 Fencible Drive, Howick, between 8am-4pm, Mon- day to Friday, until December 20. After that, people can take their food donations directly to the All Saints Anglican Church food bank at 17 Selwyn Road, Howick. As well as food items, people can also donate laundry powder, hand soap and toilet paper. GOOD CAUSE: Highland Park community police constable Merv Hotter, right, wants people to support his efforts to boost the stocks at All Saints Anglican Church's food bank in Howick, supported by the church's assistant priest Jordan Greatbatch, left, and food bank co-ordinator Natalie Usher. Times photo Wayne Martin Filling hungry stomachs Windswept farm walk EAST Auckland’s art lovers have the unique chance to visit one of the country’s most celebrated creative displays. Emma Topping, curator at Uxbridge, Howick’s creative centre, is running a tour to the Gibbs Farm on the Kaipara Harbour this Thursday. The farm is owned by businessman Alan Gibbs and is located about 80-kilometres north-west of Howick. It features large-scale sculpture works by more than 20 accomplished artists, including Graham Bennett, Chris Booth, Daniel Buren, Bill Culbert, Neil Dawson, Andy Goldsworthy, Ralph Hotere, Anish Kapoor, Len Lye, Richard Serra and more. Places on the tour, running from 9am- 3pm, are limited and people are advised to book early. Tickets cost $40 and include transport to and from the sculpture farm and the expertise of staff from ArtExplore. People who sign-up are advised to take snacks, lunch and a drink. They should wear walking shoes and be prepared to tour a “windswept” farm. To book, phone 535-6467. Asset vote THE Electoral Commission says people should make sure they’re enrolled to vote in an upcoming citizens-initiated referendum. It asks whether people support the Government selling up to 49 per cent of Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Solid Energy and Air New Zealand. Voting is by post so address details on the electoral roll need to be correct in order to receive voting papers. People who have recently moved house or celebrated their 18th birthday should check online at www.elections.org.nz, by phoning 0800-367-656 or at any Postshop. Voting is from November 22 to December 13 and voting papers should have arrived by November 29.
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