Eastern Courier : February 16th 2011
3 EASTERN COURIER, FEBRUARY 16, 2011 NEWS You can trust St John Only St John medical alarms connect directly to St John and are installed by uniformed St John staff. Call 0800 50 23 23 for more information. STJOHN0910 Affordable, Flexible In-Home Childcare PORSE Howick Ph 273 9790 w ww.PORSE.co.nz Home is best for children! 3158582AT 3461016AI PC Sales & Repairs No Fix No Fee Website Design and Development Network setup and repairs Hardware and Software Spyware/Virus removal WE CAN COME TO YOU 0800 IT STATION 0800 487 828 Hundreds at service Much loved: Sarah Carter's casket is carried through the grounds of All Saints Church. Photo: PETER MEECHAM HUNDREDS of people paid tribute to former Macleans College student Sarah Katherine Carter at her funeral service on Monday. Ms Carter, 23, died on Waitangi Day while holidaying in Thailand with two friends. The three young women became ill after eating at a food market near their hotel in Chiang Mai. They were admitted to hospital and Ms Carter died from a possible bacterial infection that spread to her heart. Emma Langlands was well enough to travel back to New Zea- land and attended her friend's ser- vice at All Saints Church in Howick. The third friend, Amanda Eliason, is still being treated in Chiang Mai Ram hospital. Ms Carter's coffin was draped in pink, white and purple flowers and the ceremony featured some of her favourite songs, including Pure Shores by All Saints. Take Me To The Clouds Above by LMC and U2 played as the casket was carried through the church's graveyard by her parents and brother and sister. Friends and family spoke of a young woman who they described as someone shining brightly on all our lives''. A memorial service will be held in Wellington tomorrow where Ms Carter studied and worked. Messages have been pouring in on a memorial page on facebook. Sarah's ashes will be returned to the family home. We will construct a small monu- ment in our garden for her so that she is always near us,'' Mr Carter says. Thai officials are carrying out an investigation into Ms Carter's death and the poisoning of her two friends. Standing for all: New Citizen Party candidate Paul Young hopes to represent the entire Botany electorate, not just recent immigrants. Photo: FIONA GOODALL Candidate call for a two-term limit By MATT BOWEN There's an old Chinese saying: Flowing water does not go stale.'' Botany byelection candidate Paul Young is talking about one of his policy platforms in the race for a place in Parliament. Mr Young wants to keep MPs moving through the house to ener- gise it. I'm pushing the policy that for all MPs in Parliament the maxi- mum is two consecutive terms,'' the married father of two says. They must work harder within a certain timeframe. Why have this byelection? Because one MP has a scandal.'' Mr Young says if an MP is there for the right reasons they can do two terms then work in the com- munity before standing again. The talkative 47-year-old has no previous political experience and is the first to stand for the newly- formed and ambitious New Citizen Party. Mr Young's campaign manager Eru Thompson says the party focus is to spread our wings over the whole region in the upcoming national elections''. Mr Thompson comes with more than 30 years experience playing the game of politics and he's busy schooling Mr Young in the art of public debates, promotion and how to win. Mr Young was born in Taiwan but is now a passionate New Zea- lander after 22 years living in Bot- any. He's been slowly building the Wow Digital Images store off Meadowlands Drive for the past 16 years. Education, law and order, the economy and foreign investment in New Zealand are good already, he says, but they need to be better and communities need to be safer. Another old Chinese saying: We need to save money, so find the resource.'' Before we can save more money, we need to make more money.'' Mr Young, or Mr Wow as he's known to some, earned a bachelor degree of international business in Taiwan and is working to complete a masters degree in marketing at Auckland University. He also speaks Cantonese, Taiwanese, Mandarin and some Japanese. Mr Young will hold two public meetings to get his message across to the public and will be door knocking to meet as many people in the area as possible before the March 5 election. I will do my best for the Botany people, the country and the next generation,'' he says. Phone Mr Young on 537-3317 or email pyoung@ amac.co.nz for more information. Woman's body found on property A neighbour says he heard a loud argument on Monday night before a woman was found dead at a High- land Park property. A 47-year-old man has been charged with murder. Police were called to the Aberfeldy Ave house at about 10pm and arrested a man who was known to the woman. David Tsai lives across the road from the house and says he was con- cerned when he heard screaming and shouting'' over a period of about half an hour before the police arrived. It was very loud, they were having a big argument,'' Mr Tsai says. He says he didn't know until the morning what happened after that because he was too scared to go out- side. A homicide inquiry has been launched but police were not seeking anyone else in connection with the death. The man was due to appear in Manukau District Court on Tuesday. Funding now open Funding applications are open for community projects that improve attitudes towards disabled people. The Making a Difference Fund will give priority to projects that are collaborative, have support from across the community and have a plan to make change. Go to www.odi.govt for details.
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