WAR MEMORIAL MYSTERY
WHAT ARE THE CHANCES?
My son and I found a patch of clovers on our lawn and managed to pick around 40 four leaf clovers. I spent hours during my high school years looking for one during my lunch breaks and never found one. We recently found so many and I am truly blown away. This was with the help of my 7-year-old son who found the first one, and I then followed suit. Did you know that the chance of finding one is 1 in 10,000?
I have for many years wondered what became of the 1914 The Gateway of Remberance 1918 at the entrance of St Andrews Church Hall, New Lynn, built by Rev. W P Rankin. I am most interested to know as three members of my family who served and returned had their names engraved on the marble inserts which adorned both sides of the archway, the same as were many other families’ names of the district. The lettering of the names were in black. What happened? Where is it now? LILLIAN LEES
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DO YOU STOP AT A STOP SIGN?
The horror of it all now, is that the numbers of people coming to a complete stop at stop signs or even red lights is rapidly diminishing, whereas the numbers of injuries and fatalities because of the aforementioned action is steadily increasing. Enough is enough people, stop means stop.
I always stop but most people don’t. I stand near the corner of Te Atatu Rd and Tirimoana Rd, Glendene, at the bus stop and see 90 per cent of drivers not stopping. I want the job of standing with a camera for no wages, just commission, and I will be rich. I stop and count. 2001 ... 2002 , then if clear go. It should be 3 seconds, which is the law. The law also says if you are one back from a car which has stopped you also have to stop when you move to the line. BRUCE CLARKE
Te Atatu¯ South
CHARTER SCHOOL CLOSURES
The closure of charter schools has been in the works for a while now. There were discussions the same time (former education minister)
There appears to be no reason Vanguard can’t come back under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education as a school of ‘‘special character’’. If it is doing as well as reported it can continue to do so under the Ministry of Education while maintaining their approach. My biggest concern with charter schools was the hiring of non-registered teachers and the fact they are profit driven. CHRIS HOLMWOOD
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Kash Passmore and her son found 40 four leaf clovers.