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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 2 2015
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, April 2, 2015 — 23 facebook.com/kaisekijapanese Also at: 190 Jack Lachlan Dr, Pine Harbour, Beachlands NOW OPEN at UNIT 15, 345 CHAPEL RD, FLAT BUSH. Ph 272 8506 Open Tuesday-Sunday 12-2.30pm for Lunch (last order 2pm), 6-9.30pm for Dinner (last order 9pm), Closed Monday. NOW OPEN at UNIT 15, 345 CHAPEL RD, NOW OPEN at UNIT 15, 345 CHAPEL RD, NOW OPEN at ICHIZEN Kaiseki Japanese Restaurant Kaiseki Japanese restaurant offers a huge array of menu options which include sushi, sashimi, kobachi, deep fried & grilled dishes, salads, and more. Come in and try it for yourselves! 127150 Volunteer in our charity shops, have fun whilst supporting the work of Hospice. Join a friendly team at the heart of your local community in one of our Totara Hospice shops. Our dedicated and caring volunteers need more help! Turn kindly donated goods into much needed support for our patients and their families. Full training is provided, a great chance to meet new friends - and there are many ways you can help. Please contact Wendy Stanmore now if you can help on: (09) 2983108 or firstname.lastname@example.org Totara Hospice, 140 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa Volunteer in our charity shops, have fun whilst supporting the work of Hospice. Totara Hospice 140 Charles Prevost Dr, Manurewa Easter animals Animates, 371 Ti Rakau Drive, Huntington Park 11am, April 9 and 16 AnimAtes is hosting free sessions for kids to learn all about rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens. the sessions are a great way for kids to pick up important life skills, such as promoting kindness and compassion towards all animals. they will also find out what makes rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens special, what to feed them and how to care for them. American auto display From 5.30pm today, Botany Town Centre it’s Yank tank thursday. Yank tank thursdays welcomes all American classic cars and motorbikes to come along and park up on town Centre Drive at Botany town Centre. make a family night of it by grabbing a bite to eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants, indulge in a bit of retail therapy and ‘Ooh’ and ‘Aah’ at the fabulous machinery on display. Bitchin’ bingo Doolan Brothers, Botany Town Centre 7.30pm, April 15 2015 is the year of bingo. Come play Bitchin’ Bingo with Bingo mistress Viv and DJ Andy Juice. Free to play, and loads of awesome prizes up for grabs. Call the bar today to book a seat as these shows fill up fast. WHAT’S ON FROm protecting marine life to learning more about new Zealand’s coastline, the maritime museum is celebrating the sea this easter. From tuesday, April 7, kids can learn more about protecting the ocean with a special themed ‘save Our seas’ holiday programme. Programme highlights include an explorer’s trail, craft workshops, meet ‘sandy the surfer’ who will explain more about what lives in the oceans and how to protect them, meet the Plastic Bottle Kayak Crew as well as story-time with Auckland Libraries incorporating seafaring stories and nautical. Activities are open every day from 9.30am - 3.30pm (unless otherwise stated) and are suitable for kids aged four to 12 years. Cost is $5 per child, adults free with museum entry and sailings are priced separately. For more information, visit www. maritimemuseum.co.nz/whats-on or phone 373-0800. kidS AcTiviTy Maritime fun for the holidays Education on how to protect the ocean TecHNOlOgy Building a city MOTAT visitors given insight into urban development ‘Memory in a bottle’ school holiday activity. Photo supplied mOre iNfO What: ➤➤ ‘save Our seas’ holiday programme When: ➤➤ Runs until saturday, April 18 HeLPinG to build a model metropolis is on the April school holiday agenda. in its latest Holiday experience, mOtAt (museum of transport and technology) is launching a programme ‘We Built this City’. it’s designed to encourage kids to unleash their inner designer as they get hands-on in an array of fun activities to teach them how cities evolve over time. in the Discovery Dome visitors will enjoy constructing and decorating their own modular pods to help build a model city for the future. michael Frawley, mOtAt’s chief executive says while the interactive experience is fun for kids, it also gives them first-hand insight into the technology involved with city development and inspires them to become the innovative planners of the future. these budding young designers will each receive a deed certificate for their pod and will be able to revisit to see how the city has grown around it or follow its development online. Children will also be introduced to forward-thinking Kiwi companies and the strategies they are using to save space in cities and protect the natural environment while building. the ‘Way Back When’ activities planned for the mOtAt Historic Village will allow families to discover the tools and technologies used for building in the past. they will be able to try out traditional maori tools as well as early pioneer building techniques. they will begin to appreciate how electricity and power tools have changed the way things are done today. Visitors will be challenged to build their own shelter using only basic materials such as rope, sticks and canvas as the early european settlers in new Zealand did. the activities will require team work and are suited for children over seven years. Younger visitors will be able to tinker in the ‘Barrows to Bulldozers’ zone in the Activity Centre where they will be able to get their hands on a variety of building blocks, toy construction vehicles and tools. As an added bonus, visitors to mOtAt on April 11, 12, 18, 19 can get hands-on with the ‘Doug the Digger Roadshow’ which allows children of all ages to operate a mini CAt digger under instruction and in a safe, supportive, worksite environment. Kids can learn about how cities evolve over time at MOTAT in April. Photo supplied mOre iNfO What: ➤➤ ‘ We Built this City’ When: ➤➤ April 3-19, 10am-5pm Cost: ➤➤ normal admission fees Website: ➤➤ www.motat.org.nz ‘Auckland Lego User Group at 10am-5pm on April 3-6; minecraft Architecture Workshops from 10am-2pm on April 13, 14, 15 ($55 per participant); mOtAt Live from 10am-5pm on April 19.
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