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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, October 29, 2014 — 9 61 grove road, papakura Elliot Knight 021 750 009 Mike Thorpe 021 877 351 0800 4 EQ HOMES | eqgroup.co.nz 021 778 877 |eqgroup.co.nz | homemakerssince1988|anewho me tolove Better homeshomes EQBetter Live Life 127853-v2 61 grove road, papakura Elliot Knight 021 750 009 Mike Thorpe 021 877 351 0800 4 EQ HOMES | eqgroup.co.nz 021 778 877 |eqgroup.co.nz | homemakerssince1988|anewho me tolove Better homeshomes EQBetterLiveLife Trick or treat HAPPY Halloween from Highland Park Library – come and trick or treat with us, trick your parents into bringing you to the library. Treat yourself to a scary book and get a sweet reward. It runs from October 29 until November 2. Bee-keeping talk BOTANY Dannemora Combined Probus Club meets on November 6, 10am at Eastview Baptist Church, 559 Chapel Road. The speaker is Carole Downer, who is a bee-keeper. Phone Geoff on 271-1034 or Sue on 534-9679. Dancing round HOWICK Round Dance Club wel- comes new members to join its beginner’s class on Friday evenings, 7.30-9.30pm, at Pakuranga Heights Primary School, Udys Road. Learn waltz, cha-cha, rumba, tango and enjoy. For enquiries and more details, phone Sheryll on 626-6221, or Lesley on 021-166-6988. Electoral system THE Rotary Club of Somerville meets every Wednesday at the Howick Club, Botany Road, at 6.15pm for the 6.45pm start. The speaker on Octo- ber 29 is Philip Wilson, the return- ing officer for the Maungakiekie electorate during the election. Learn more about how the electoral system works behind the scenes. RSVP to Alex on phone 273-6094. Ghoulish disco BUCKLANDS Beach Yacht Club holds its Halloween Disco on Octo- ber 31, 5.30-7.30pm. Kids of primary school age or under are invited and to be dressed in their scariest cos- tumes. There will be face-painting, games and dancing. Parents can wine and dine in the restaurant while the kids dance the night away. For more details, phone the club on 534-3046. Christmas cards HAVE a fun evening making 25 handcrafted Christmas cards in two and a half hours on November 7 from 6.50-9.30pm, $45. No experi- ence necessary. Bring a friend or get a group together. The cost includes all materials, use of tools, supper and entry into a prize draw. RSVP and full payment by October 31 to secure a place. For more information, phone Hilda on 533-7543, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Job workshop THE Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) is offering a new migrant introduction to a NZ job search workshop cover- ing customising CVs/cover letters, understanding NZ business culture, employment rights and communica- tion skills for successful job seeking. It’s free for skilled migrants in NZ for less than two years with WTR visa, PR, Silver Fern or work visa, or for those on other visas a registration fee is $40. It’s on October 31. Phone the Pakuranga CAB on 576-8331 for more details. Heart health HOWICK and Districts Cardiac Club offers friendly support to people with heart problems, rehabilitation, diet etc, on Thursday mornings at 10.15am at the Highland Park Com- munity House, 47 Aviemore Drive. For more information, phone Joyce on 537-0036. Evening bowls TWILIGHT bowls is commencing at the Howick Bowling Club, in Selwyn Road, on November 6 at 5.30pm. Flat-soled shoes are required and bowls are available. Members $5, visitors $10, includes light meal. For enquiries, phone Irene or Maurice on 532-8454. Three-dimensional JOIN enthusiast Zubbin for an introduction to the world of 3D printing, where ideas can be turned into plastic models in minutes. See a 3D printer demonstrating the proc- ess from start to finish at Highland Park Library on Saturday, November 1, at 2pm. EXPANDED LEARNING: Year 5-6 pupils from Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School visited Sancta Maria Catholic College Orchestra last term to listen to a wonderful mini concert. “The children had been studying about the classical orchestra in class music,” says music teacher Frances Carter. “They were able to get up close to the instruments the college students demonstrated. The primary children were very inspired by the performance and a lot are thinking seriously about joining the college orchestra in the future.” Photo supplied WAITEMATA Harbour and Hauraki Gulf ferry operators SeaLink has launched its Waiheke Express fast ferry serv- ice from downtown Auckland. The passenger-only service is running on Saturdays and Sundays. SeaLink says it’s utilis- ing its smaller 50- and 100-seat jet ferries that are capable of making the journey from Auck- land City to Waiheke Island in less than 35 minutes. There will be sailings about every 45 minutes from downtown Auck- land, with one departure to and from Pine Har- bour also. A SeaLink Shut- tle bus will also meet each Express service sailing at Matiatia on Waiheke Island that can take passengers to the main Waiheke village of Oneroa. SeaLink group manag- ing director Todd Bolton says: “We at SeaLink are very excited about our new Waiheke Express fast ferry service. “Waiheke Island is an extremely popular sum- mer destination and we are happy to offer this to help meet the demand.” The Waiheke Express service will cost $30 return per adult and tick- ets can also be booked online. More details including for timetables and fares are available at www. sealink.co.nz. The new Waiheke Express. Photo supplied New service for island explorers BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-profit groups. 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