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So learn how to turn your waste into nutritious compost and in three months your family could be enjoying the results. Book online 125981 RSA stalwart recognised By Chris harrowell eLIZABETH Carroll has spent thousands of hours over the past four decades in the serv- ice of East Auckland’s courageous war veterans and their families. Known to friends and family as Betty, Mrs Carroll is the recipi- ent of this year’s Times Veterans’ Community Service Award. Mrs Carroll lives with her hus- band Lawrence (Harry) Carroll in Howick. She was put forward for the award by Mike Cole, president of the Howick Returned and Serv- ices’ Association (RSA). Mrs Carroll received the award and a bottle of Moet French cham- pagne from Times Newspapers managing director Reay Neben at last Sunday’s Howick Lions in the Park and Military Tattoo. Held at Lloyd Elsmore Park in Pakuranga, the annual event drew its largest public crowd. The event is organised by How- ick councillor Sharon Stewart with assistance from the Lions Club of Howick. On show were Scottish danc- ers and pipe bands, The Smokin’ Bandits music band, military bat- tle re-enactments, marching girls, a traditional strongman competi- tion, Celtic warriors and Norse- men in armour. Mrs Carroll was unaware she’d be receiving the Times Veterans’ Community Service Award. She believed she was at the event with her husband to run the Howick RSA’s public information booth. “I heard Sir John Walker say something about the RSA and he mentioned its youth council,” Mrs Carroll told the Times. “I got a feeling that something was going on. I asked Harry if he knew what was happening and he laughed.” Mrs Carroll’s involvement with Howick RSA is extensive, being made an honorary life member of the organisation in Wellington Street in 1995. She’s a recipient of one of the RSA national body’s highest hon- ours, the Gold Star Award, in rec- ognition of her voluntary service. Mrs Carroll got involved with Howick RSA in 1972 by selling poppies and has continued to sell them each year. She’s been a member of the RSA’s women’s section since 1978, serving on its committee and as president. Mrs Carroll helped with the RSA’s youth club for nine years and was a member of the Auckland District RSA youth council for six years. “I like volunteering and doing things for other people,” she says. “I get a lot of pleasure out of help- ing others and try to do a good deed every day.” Mrs Carroll maintains a strong link to the armed forces. Her father, Samuel Day, and three of her four brothers, James, Richard and Anthony Day, served in the British military. Mrs Neben says it’s an honour for Times Newspapers, as East Auckland’s community newspaper publisher for the past 42 years, to present the annual veterans’ prize to someone so dedicated. “The award is to recognise a person who has served our com- munity, as well as the community of returned service people,” says Mrs Neben. “Mrs Carroll has done so much for the Howick RSA. She’s a reflec- tion, like all the previous award recipients, of our community. “It’s her dedication and commit- ment that’s special, and the fact she goes the extra mile.” Mrs Stewart says the crowd that turned out for last Sunday’s mili- tary tattoo was one of the largest she can remember. “A lot of people there stayed right to the end,” she says. “I think the children in particu- lar loved the sword fighting. It was fantastic to see the children’s smil- ing faces. They had so much fun and it was a wonderful day.” PAYING TRIBUTE: Elizabeth (Betty) Carroll, second from right, receives the Times Veterans’ Community Service Award at last Sunday’s Howick Lions in the Park and Military Tattoo, at Lloyd Elsmore Park. She’s pictured with, from left, Auckland councillor Sir John Walker, broadcasting legend and war veteran Bill Mudgway, Times Newspapers publishers Brian and Reay Neben, and Howick Returned and Services’ Association president Mike Cole. Times photo David McPherson Walking to fight virus A FUNDRAISING walk to help eradicate polio throughout the world will be held on a popular boardwalk. Pakuranga Rotary Club member Sylvie Wilkinson has attracted interest from schools, Howick councillors and local board members, and members of Polio NZ, a support group for polio survivors, to take part in the event on the Pakuranga Rotary Walkway this Sunday. Rotary clubs internationally are involved in efforts to eradicate polio across the globe through the Polio Plus programme. Polio is a vicious virus, leaving victims partially or seriously paralysed and affected many New Zealanders in a series of epidemics until the 1960s. After mass immunisation using the Sabin oral vaccine, the polio virus was eliminated from Aotearoa. The disease is still rife in countries such as Nigeria, Afghanistan and Paki- stan. Also, the opportunity of cross- contamination from polio carriers makes it only an aeroplane-ride away from New Zealand. By 1985 about 350,000 cases in 125 countries were occurring every year. The Polio Plus vaccination programme, in which Rotary International is a part- ner, reduced the number to 223 cases globally last year. As most New Zealanders under 50 are unlikely to know what polio is, Pakuranga Rotary is working to bring awareness of not only how fortunate New Zealand is, but that if the disease is not successfully wiped out worldwide polio could once again be just a plane-ride away. Children, dogs on leads and people on bikes are welcome and the event will take place rain or shine. It starts from the Panmure Bridge entrance to the walkway at 9.30am on March 2, just in time for high tide, arriv- ing at the destination, the Pakuranga Sail- ing Club in Bramley Drive, Farm Cove, at about 10.35am. Phone Sylvie Wilkinson on 527-7035, email email@example.com.
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