Central Leader : April 29th 2011
5 CENTRAL LEADER, APRIL 29, 2011 NEWS LOCATION 985 Mt Eden Road, Three Kings · PHONE 09 525 9027 EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org · WEB www.winstoneaggregates.co.nz Winstone Aggregates' Three Kings Quarry community open day is an opportunity for you to check out current operations at the quarry and talk to us about the upcoming blasting plan. Saturday 7 May, 2011 11.00am - 2.00pm » Face painting » Mini diggers » Sausage sizzle » Coffee / Cold drinks Please wear clothing suitable for the outdoors - sturdy shoes or boots are safer and wet weather clothing may be necessary in case of rain. Three Kings Quarry » Colouring competition » Informative displays Colouring COMPETITION PRIZES loads of Entry forms available online www.winstoneaggregates.co.nz Quarry Open Day TFFKSKITE APERITIF A R INODBREAK NICKNAME I N TEAASTASH GVENDAF SUPERB YONDER MNBEEER ABODEXTMM O E ETCETERA ROUTERRAT T T TAURANGA ESSAYSYTI ACROSS and rumour by word of mouth (4,9) 8 Negligent (8) 9 Yachting class in which Russell Coutts won Olympic gold (4) 10 Financial guarantee (6) 12 Take a drink (6) 14 New Zealand vegetable (6) 16 Mass departure (6) 18 God of thunder (4) 20 Sluggishness (8) 22 Unhappy tree? (7,6) DOWN 1 Waikato town (8) 2 Export product (6) 3 Maori club (4) 4 Sweat (8) 5 Quick-assembly building (6) SOLUTION 1357 No.1358 ©THE PUZZLE COMPANY 6 Bridge (4) 11 Young racehorse (8) 13 Club (8) 15 Sudden (6) 17 An infallible authority or source of advice (6) 19 Shades (4) 21 Settlement (4) Last ciggie for Margaret Icon lost: Photographer Steve Hardy says it took him a long time to get this shot, capturing the daily routine of his friend Margaret, who died during the long weekend.Photo: STEVE HARDY By HANNAH SPYKSMA One last cigarette is being offered and a glass of gin raised to a street woman whose death is uniting a com- munity. The infamous Margaret of Karangahape Rd, who could be found sitting outside Iko Iko or The Tattooed Heart most days, died during Easter weekend. Although she was known for her love of alcohol, cigarettes and swearing, it is her resilient demeanour and almost 30 years of presence on one of the city's most famous streets which mourners fondly recall. It's sad because she was always there, she was iconic,'' says Jess Cooper, who works near Margaret's favourite haunts. Sometimes she would just swear at you and the next time she would politely ask for money -- and her answers were never the same.'' K Rd historian Edward Bennett remembers the lady who loved red lipstick first pulling up a perch outside St Kevin's Arcade in 1983. She was a visual manifes- tation of all that is strange and chaotic and loved about the area,'' he says. People are upset about her passing because somebody like Margaret could symbol- isethedeathofKRdasitis known.'' Tributes have been flowing in via a Facebook group. When I came back from London after many years and felt unsettled being back here Margaret was one of the few things I felt hadn't changed and it was comforting,'' one post reads. Talk of a bronze statue being created in her memory is also floating around social media sites, with hundreds of people wanting to immortal- ise her place in the eclectic neighbourhood. Miss Cooper last saw the enigmatic character on Saturday and says the K Rd community had been keeping an eye on her for the last few weeks as she looked particu- larly weak and frail. She says the woman's death is also poignant because so little is known about her life beyond the street. Mystery shrouds Mar- garet's past. Rumours of a life as a model, a lawyer, or bride left at the altar are rife. But no one knows exactly where she came from or how she ended up as one of society's marginalised yet colourful characters. She was a highly intelli- gent, cultured, interesting woman,'' says Marjory Gibson, a former pastor at Auckland Baptist Tabernacle and friend of Margaret's. She was just amazing. I would have loved to have known her story. She would tell me snippets because I would take her out on her birthdays and take her out to the pictures and things would trigger stuff and she would just tell me little bits.'' Ms Gibson visited the eld- erly woman at her Housing New Zealand flat in Parnell, but does not know where she is originally from or how to contact any relatives. She believes Margaret's surname is Hofman -- a detail no one else has been able to figure out so far. A funeral for the iconic woman is organised for 10.30am on May 3 at the Baptist Tabernacle Church at the top of Queen St. People are encouraged to come along and share their stories about Margaret. Go online to www. centralleader.co.nz to see a video of Margaret.
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