Eastern Courier : May 13th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, MAY 13, 2011 NEWS LOOKS GREAT COSTS LESS Visit your local store now. 46 Ormiston Road, Flatbush STRATEGY 1072R Hansgrohe Focus S Sink Mixer Code: 567510 $249* Was $349 *These offers are available until 31st May, or until sold out. $299* Was $499 Methven AMIO Satinjet Slide Shower Code: 585746 Sphinx 280 Toilet Suite Code: 566037/566038 $169* Was $389 www.mastertrade.co.nz IN BRIEF Mail stolen A thief stole a mail bag containing 522 Pakuranga residents' voting papers papers on Tuesday. NZ Post says it was lifted from inside a postie's vehicle. But affected voters were due to get replacement Howick byelection packs by today. The stolen documents have been voided by the Auckland Council to avoid duplicate voting. NZ Post has informed the police and is conducting an internal investigation including the circumstances surrounding the bag being in a postie's vehicle. ''All the correct systems were in place to identify which voters didn't receive their voting documents,'' electoral officer Bruce Thomas says. Affected residents include some, but not all, properties in the following areas: Udys Rd, Beachdale Cres, Cobana Place, Nevada Ave, Jade Ave, Pooley St, Carmel Ave and Fleur Ave. Animal pics If you love cute animals check out the Eastern Courier's e-editions. Go to www.easterncourier.co.nz, click on Latest Edition and flick to the last page to see a gallery of animal photos collated from our company's stories in the past six months. A look at mothers of the past Mum's the word: Melanie Warbrooke and 22-month-old daughter Sian Keating at the Howick Historical Village. Photo: FIONA GOODALL By KRISTINA RAPLEY What's the best or worst advice your mother has ever given you? Howick Historical Village staff want you to come and tell them at their live day on Sunday. Mother of all Mothers is this month's theme and it's a good chance to get a glimpse of what life was really like for Fencible mums. The colonial women who came here didn't have their mums to ask for advice so they had to find things out for themselves,'' live day co- ordinator Christine Miles says. Life was tough. They were up before sun- rise and they were the last to go to bed,'' she says. The Fencible soldiers weren't paid enough to live off so they often had to do other work. Howick wasn't well devel- oped and it was far from Auckland city so the men had to stay in Auckland all week, coming back in the weekends and leaving all the work up to the women.'' Some of the daily chores included lighting the fire, cooking food, harvesting, collecting water, preserving fruit and making butter and cheese, sewing and looking after the children. There will be plenty of activities for children on the day including a treasure hunt, outdoor games, and lots of entertainment. A display of the ships that brought the Fencibles to New Zealand will intrigue visitors, as well as a re-enactment between two migrant women as they unpack their trunk after many months at sea. It will be a really fun day for all ages and mothers will come away feeling very thankful for their living con- ditions,'' Mrs Miles says. The Howick Historical Vil- lage live day is this Sunday, from 10am to 4pm on Bells Rd, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pak- uranga. Normal admission fees apply. Visit www.fencib le.org.nz or call 576-9506.
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