Eastern Courier : July 29th 2015
Bird Showp3 Dr Libby p22 Wednesday, July 29, 2015 YOUR PLACE, YOUR PAPER What’s selling? ‘‘ Itwas a full spur of the moment decision.Wewent over the details after we committed and then got real passionate about it.’’ – Matt Hamilton $885,000 15 Te Puru Drive, Maraetai. Four bedroom brick and tile home, with amodern single level floor plan. Enjoys both a rural and water view. Sold by Barfoot and Thompson Beachlands. Scott Litchfield, left, and Matt Hamilton, pictured here at a Rotary leadership event, are fundraising to build houses for poverty-stricken villagers in Nepal. Chipping in for Nepal BEN HILL firstname.lastname@example.org Matt Hamilton and Scott Litchfield didn’t need much convincing to sign up for an international mercy mission. The Howick men have been volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Flat Bush as part of a Rotary youth leadership programme. That was where they found out about the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Pokhara, Nepal. It will see the pair building houses for some of the country’s poorest people. ‘‘We decided we would commit and work out the details later,’’ Hamilton says. ‘‘It was a full spur of the moment decision. We went over the details after we committed and then got real passionate about it.’’ Both aim to be part of a 200-strong Kiwi contingent – together with 800 other international volunteers – who will build 100 houses in a week during November for needy villagers. The construction process involves tasks like assembling bamboo framing and painting. Former United States Presi- dent Jimmy Carter, 90, will also be there to lend a hand to his namesake project. Hamilton says it’s hard to know exactly what it will feel like to see the impact of their efforts, but he expects it to be emotionally rewarding. ‘‘It will be a new experience.’’ Habitat for Humanity Auck- land executive director Warren Jack will be leading the New Zealand group in Pokhara. The village was not directly affected by April’s devastating earthquakes, but Jack says the people living there are still in desperate need of better housing. ‘‘We thought long and hard if it was appropriate to go there after the earthquakes but the people we will be helping are very poor. ‘‘Their living conditions are abysmal – they have dirt floors, leaky roofs, no access to toilets. There are so many longstanding problems.’’ The group will also be making a donation to Habitat for Humanity Nepal to help those who were directly affected by the natural disaster. ‘‘We’ll also be seeing the sights after the working week,’’ Jack says. ‘‘A lot of Nepal’s economy was tied up in tourism and that’s just plummeted since the earthquakes. They really need to get tourists going back.’’ Before Hamilton and Litchfield can join the group in Asia they need to raise $12,400, covering flights, accommodation, supplies and a $3000 donation to Habitat for Humanity Nepal. Go to givealittle.co.nz/cause/ helpbuildnepal2015 to donate or visit facebook.com/ helpbuildnepal2015 for project information. $1,313,000 97 Pine HarbourParade, Beachlands. Overlooking the Pine Harbour Marina, a brick and weatherboard home. Five double bedrooms, three living areas, three bathrooms and triple garage. Sold by Barfoot and Thompson Beachlands. Check out more properties in our EasternHomes section. $871,000 22 BelcooCres, EastTamaki. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a double garage. Sold by Harcourts Howick. From New Entrant to Year 11, Number Works’n Words after school tuition brings out the best in Kiwi students by: • tailoring lessons according to each individual’s needs • setting achievable goals and monitoring their progress 5967232BV • developing our own programmes using only qualified Maths and English experts n berworksnwords.co.nz b Howick Ph 535 1926 Manukau Ph 262 1241 Specialist Maths tuition and English tuition sold!
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