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Queen St march
I joined many supporters of the
hikoi march on Saturday, April
28.I was amazed to see many
young children and Pakeha being
part of the march down Queen St.
The feedback I got from many of
the supporters was that they are
strongly against asset sales and
the housing kaupapa at Glen
It was great to see all the flags
and placards being used for the
I wish the marchers all the best
on their arrival down in
Last of all, a big mihi go to all
the iwi from the north.
Kia kaha ki a koutou katoa me
to koutou hikoi me nga kaupapa.
As a child of an asthmatic,
alcoholic father, I too developed
After my parents divorced, we
lived with my grandparents in an
old, grubby home with little sun
and lots of cats and a dog.
There was always a cat on my
bed and there were three smokers.
In the cold weather I suffered
cruelly with asthma and at times
could barely get any air into my
The doctor would come and give
me an injection and I would
Later on I was given an old
atomiser that pumped adrenalin
spray down my throat.
One weekend when I was about
12, my friends and I went
camping at Waiheke.
I awoke in the morning asthma-
free. I know it was getting away
from that grubby old home.
I moved to Rotorua and never
had an asthma attack. There were
no animals in the house.
Eventually I had an allergy
prick test and it showed I was
allergic to cats. I would advise any
asthmatic to have this test.
I am 82 and have great lung
capacity now and no medication
Don t get me wrong, I really love
trees. My favourite pastime, when
dogs were allowed, was to wander
round the tracks at Tahuna Torea
and admire the different varieties
But I don t think much of the
Norfolk pines that impinge on my
enjoyment of the sun at breakfast
time, especially during this cold
Now they have been joined by a
pohutakawa -- which the council
in its wisdom decided would make
our street look posh.
Neither do I like my one-time
view of Maungakiekie (that hilll
that used to have a tree on it)
being obstructed by a 10-foot
monstrosity that crept up
unawares at some stage.
I used to enjoy the vision of
boats going up and down the
estuary and I could tell what the
tide was like just by looking out
Not any more.
The rapid growth of saplings
put an end to that.
Why can t growers submit a
resource consent before planting
anything over, say, six foot?
To add to our problems, we ve
been told that multi-storey
buildings are to be erected in our
line of view to the estuary. Woe is
First and foremost, I would like to
express my sincere gratitude for
the wonderful support that
Suburban Newspapers gave to the
Pink Ribbon Breakfast I hosted at
Sir Peter Leitch s Sports Museum
on May 5.
The publicity that you kindly
gave assisted in making the day a
I originally planned hosting a
breakfast for Breast Cancer
Research Pink Ribbon as a very
small modest event at my home.
I approached family, friends
and fellow museum volunteers to
To have Sir Peter come on board
and assist and guide me with his
bountiful knowledge and contacts
made what I can only say was a
tremendous day and one I
My own mother lost her battle
with throat cancer after 18 years
and over 125 operations, including
the loss of one breast.
For me to be able to give back
towards the research of
eliminating such a crippling,
disfiguring disease was an
I cannot express my thanks to
you for your assistance, for
without it, the results would have
been very minor.
The total raised was over $2000
which was beyond my wildest
expectations, compared to the goal
I lodged of $250.
There are not enough words in
the dictionary to truly express my
Somehow the two little words of
thank you do not sound enough.
Mum stops assault on man
By ESTHER LAUAKI
A mother-of-two stepped in to pro-
tect a middle-aged man being
assaulted by a group of teenage
boys in Glen Innes.
Desiree Pretty was getting off
the train at 5pm on May 4 and
witnessed a man being punched
and kicked to the ground. She was
upset by what she saw and contac-
ted the East & Bays Courier.
The man was blind-sided from
behind and punched repeatedly in
the face. When he fell down on the
ground, the group continued to
punch and kick him.
It was so disgusting that I ran
over to help him and yelled at the
top of my voice, You guys are dis-
gusting , and they ran off. I think
we need to get as many people as
possible involved to let these kids
know that this is not the way you
treat other human beings.
Glen Innes police say it was an
isolated incident and two boys
Sergeant Harry Henderson says
the man was intoxicated and was
intimidating the boys.
The man was seen by ambu-
lance staff for facial injuries and
declined to make a complaint, Mr
No charges have been laid.
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