Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Otara Community Celebrates Christmas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

After 3 years of advocating for Christmas lights, the Otara community is finally celebrating the lighting of the Norfolk pine tree on Fergusson Oaks reserve next to the Tupu Librabry.

Su'a William Sio, Manukau City Councillor for the Otara Ward says I am dedicating this event to the young people of the Dawson Rd area especially those young people from the Congregational Christian Chruch of Samoa who have in the past several years supported the community efforts to clean up and beautify the Dawson Rd area.

"I especially want to acknowledge the leadership provided by Dr Reverend Peniamina Vai and all those people who three years ago saw the vision of strengthening the community by providing not just Christmas lights, but also to promote a sense of confidence in ourselves, hope for the humanity of mankind, and courage to stand up and do the right thing in our communities, " says Sio. "This is a good foundation to usher in the festive season this Christmas."

Sio says the lighting ceremony is symbolic and sends a powerful message that the Community Spirit is alive, willing, and active in the hearts and minds of the Otara community.

“I am also hopeful that the lighting of the Christmas tree next to the Tupu Librabry, a facility dedicated to supporting young people’s aspiration for knowledge, will send a potent message to all our young people and their families that they have the power to shine beyond their personal circumstances, beyond their surroundings, beyond wordly stereotypes and become future leaders in all they do.”

The ceremony for lighting the Norfolk Pine tree will be held Thursday, 17th November 7.30pm next to the Tupu Librabry on Dawson Rd Otara. All are welcome.


Su'a William Sio
Manukau City Councillor
Chair - Council Plan Committee

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news