Central Leader : January 19th 2011
9 CENTRAL LEADER, JANUARY 19, 2011 NEWS *Offers are available when purchasing from the $199 price range or above. Price complete with PENTAX (excluding Transitions) standard single vision lenses. Price for other lens types may differ. Extra options not included. Offers are mutually exclusive and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Available for a limited time only. Conditions apply. © 2010 Specsavers Optical Group · SMART_SPE10915. St Lukes Westfield: 80 St Lukes Road (Between Farmers and Cinemas), 846 2991. specsavers.co.nz Independent Presbyterian Education for Boys in Years 1-8 Limited Places also Available in 2011 SAINT KENTIGERN SCHOOL 82 Shore Road, Remuera Phone: 09 520 7696 or Email: email@example.com We welcome you to join us for a guided tour of the campus. Tours take place regularly throughout the year. ENROLMENTS CLOSE SOON Applications Close on 31 January 2011 for admission to Saint Kentigern School in 2012 www.saintkentigern.com • Warm friendly school with outstanding teaching facilities • Unique learning environment challenging boys to academic, cultural and sporting success • Dynamic and diverse performing arts programme • Extensive sporting opportunities • Caring Christian values • Dedicated class teachers and specialist sta A world of opportunity forboys inYears 1-8 A winner at every horse riding event By RHIANNON HORRELL Family celebration: Lillian Brebner celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this month and was pleased to receive cards from the Queen and Prime Minister John Key. She is pictured with her daughter Marian Kilgour and her son-in-law David Kilgour. Photo: JASON OXENHAM A day to remember: Lillian Brebner on her wedding day, which was Christmas Day 1936. When Lillian Brebner was a child, she remembers riding to school on horseback and holding on for dear life. But she overcame her fears and has enjoyed a lifelong love of horses since. This month Mrs Brebner cel- ebrated turning 100 and she is still going strong. In a series of memoirs collated by her son-in-law, she describes herself as having been a delicate child. She started school in Ohaupo in the Waikato and remembers win- ning red ribbons for gaining first place in riding events. My great love was horses. The neighbours would get me to break in their horses so their children could ride them.'' Mrs Brebner and her family also survived a flu epidemic which struck the area. Many of our neighbours died from it. Dad and Jack, my brother, suffered with it but they survived. None of our womenfolk got it, thank goodness.'' As a young woman, Mrs Brebner met her husband Bob on Guy Fawkes night at a bible class social in Onehunga. That was the beginning of a romance which lasted 59 years,'' the memoirs read. I loved dancing but he seemed to have two left feet.'' The pair were married on Christmas Day in 1936. Due to their busy working life, they only had time for a weekend honeymoon before Mr Brebner had to return to work on Monday. Their only child Marian was born in 1942 and the family lived in Mt Roskill, where they were involved in establishing the Mt Roskill Kinder- garten. Marian Kilgour says longevity seems to run in the family and is pleased to see her mother reach 100. My father was such a devoted and caring man. That influence has meant mum has always been a fam- ily person and she loves having people around her.'' Mr Brebner died in 1995 from cancer. Mrs Brebner's son-in-law David Kilgour says she has been excited about reaching the milestone birth- day. Even on her 99th birthday she brightened up and said, Oh, that means I'll be 100 soon'.'' She is also the longest serving resident at Lexham Gardens Rest Home in Sandringham, having been there 10 years. The staff love her,'' Mr Kilgour says. Mrs Brebner celebrated her birth- day on January 9 surrounded by friends and family and the Mt Ros- kill Probus Club Men of Music sang to her on the day, including songs like Amazing Grace, You Will Never Grow Old and Oh You Beautiful Doll. She has four granddaughters, Karen, Heather, Lynda and Sarah and nine great-grandchildren aged from three to 21. Rise in domestic violence reports A number of domestic violence incidents took place during the week- end and police say it is good to see more cases being reported. Avondale police west- ern area commander Ross Endicott-Davies says police were called to a Mt Roskill address on Sunday afternoon where a mother allegedly assaulted her four-year- old child. He says the woman has been arrested and the assault is being investigated. The child was taken to Starship hospital and charges are pending for the woman who is aged in her 20s. It is quite important that rather than ignoring an incident, people should contact police.'' In a separate incident, Mr Endicott-Davies says a woman was assaulted by a man at Blockhouse Bay beach on Saturday night around 9pm. They were on an out- ing at the beach and the male assaulted the female. People inter- vened and were able to restrain him. Alcohol may have been a factor.'' Mr Endicott-Davies says it is good to see domestic violence incid- ents reported to police more frequently. We'll take positive action and arrest the person who has assault- ed others. It's not necess- arily always male on female. There's the other side too where a female assaults a male.''
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