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www.times.co.nz Times Newspapers Christmas Supplement — 19 128319 WINZ Quotes Welcome Our Motto is: 33 Wellington St, Howick. Ph 534 4975. Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Our Motto is: Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Our Motto is: Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments MAG Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments What’s black, white and read all over? A newspaper! Okay, so it’s not a sophisticated joke, but tell that one to the kids and watch them ROTFL, or whatever it is today’s children do when their funny bones are tickled. To celebrate Christmas, the Times has a children’s book pack including ALL FOUR of the following titles: Merry Christmas Snoopy, by Charles M Schulz He’s a clown, that Charlie Brown, that’s for sure! But, in spite of his best efforts, this Christmas is not going according to plan. Low on funds with a less than verdant tree and homemade gifts that won’t cut the mustard, Charles M Schulz’s loveable loser must enlist the assistance of his precocious pooch to help him make the best of the festive season. Published by Puffin & Penguin UK. We’re All Friends Here, by Nancy Wilcox Richards Sonny and Arthur have been thrown together since nursery school, but they couldn’t be less alike. But when Arthur is not on the school bus, Sonny realises it’s rather boring without his usual seatmate. Could it be that the two boys are good for each other, even though they are so different? Published by Scholastic. The 10 Best Things About My Dad, by Christine Loomis In this cheerful rhyming book, a young boy tells readers all the wonderful things about his dad – who plays games, gives hugs, teaches right from wrong, reads bedtime stories, scares monsters away and much more. A heart- warming read. Published by Scholastic. Winter Break Wipeout, by Gilles Tibo Nicholas is so excited about his family’s ski trip that he’s had his backpack, long johns, and snowboard boots on for three days already! But before they leave, he has a long list of things to do: take the cat to a neighbour’s house, shovel the driveway, round up the ski gear, pack up the car... when will this vacation ever start? Published by Scholastic. WIN! A children’s book pack – featuring Merry Christmas Snoopy To be in to win these four titles, simply complete the form on the Competitions section at www.times.co.nz. One entry per person/email address; and entries close on December 16, 2014. The winner will be notified by phone or email. Good luck! Santa favours Finn flights Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose, but he also has quite a few miles on the clock, his baggage capacity isn’t what it used to be and, particularly after scoffing carrots all night, he has an exhaust system that leaves a lot to be desired. While traditional modes of transport – i.e sleigh – may conjure up nostalgia, when it comes to arriving on time during festive flights, it seems Santa has opted for a little more sophistication. To help Father Christmas get where he needs to be, Jarkko Konttinen from Finnair says the airline has flown him to many countries, including China, Japan, Korea and several European destinations. “Santa is tremendously important to Finland’s image and we are pleased to be his official airline,” says Jarkko. “Additional flights to Lapland – home of Santa Claus – give passengers the opportunity to experience Finnish Lapland as a Christmassy and wintry destination.” The holiday spirit is also reflected by Christmas livery and a Christmas menu on long-haul flights from Helsinki from November 26 until December 30. However, as mulled wine and gingerbread cookies are also served, Santa best be careful; should he have to pay for an extra seat to accommodate his corpulent frame it’s doubtful the Finnish ‘Joulupukki’ will be quite so jolly!
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