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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 30 2015
18 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, April 30, 2015 www.times.co.nz Open Saturday morning until noon E: firstname.lastname@example.org 115 Harris Road, East Tamaki. Phone 274 6357. See website for more info: www.cobblestone.co.nz 124579-V9 YARD CLEARANCE 20% OFF 50% OFF Sale ends May 2, 2015 on all stocked items Brick Pavers Slabs Cobblestones HIGH QUALITY PAVERS SECONDS BABY PRODUCTS IMPORTER’S SALE TWO DAYS ONLY Fri & Sat, May 1 & 2, 10am-3pm 23 SPRINGS RD, EAST TAMAKI (Turn in next to Caltex Service Station and weareUnits4&5–seethesigns) TWO DAYS ONLY KC10829 Nursery Furniture, including Drawers, Cots and Moses Baskets Shop for mum ORMISTON Senior College students will be hosting a Market Day on May 9 from 9am to 12 noon. This is a great opportunity to buy select Mother’s Day gifts from an exotic array of organic body scrubs to handmade soaps, candles, jewellery, potted herbs to name a few. There are lots of innovative ideas to choose from as students have worked hard to present an array of products. For more information, email info@ormiston. school.nz or phone 551-2430. Genealogists THE next meeting of the Howick Branch of the NZSG is on Saturday, May 9, St Andrews Church Centre, Vincent Street, Howick at 1.30 pm. Victoria Passau will speak on Auckland Museum’s updated Cenotaph website. Door charge $5. Visitors welcome Phone 273- 3266 or 576-5400. Magazine workshop BOTANY Library is hosting a Zinio Magazine workshop on Thursday May 28 from 2-3pm. If you love reading magazines, then this app is for you. We’ll teach you how to download and read from over 600 international titles. Bring your favourite device with you. Confirm your spot either by emailing botany.library@aucklandcouncil. govt.nz or phoning 272-0010. Mini market SATURDAY, May 9, `Beachlands Mini Market & Car Boot’ at the Beachlands Chartered Club 9am- 12 noon. Don’t forget Mother’s Day on the Sunday, May 10. Bring the family along for a fun morning with a variety of stalls plus sausage sizzle, quick fire raffles and country music. Collect up your unwanted items and have a car boot for $10 or have a stall for $20 and promote your business. Last market as we close over. Phone/text Sheryl 536-6947 or 027-806-9519. Probus Club BUCKLANDS Beach Combined Probus Club meets on Monday May 4, 10am, Bucklands Beach Bowling Club Hall, 21 Morrow Avenue. The speaker is Paula Booker on ‘National Film Archives’. New members, both men and women very welcome. Phone Rosalie 273- 6985. Fund-raising workshop MANUKAU East Council of Social service will host a fundraising workshop. To be hosted by Stephanie Maitland, Maitland Associates, you will learn about why it’s important to have a fund raising strategy and how to develop one. The basics of fund- raising and the donor pyramid, accountability reporting, corporate sponsorship etc, will be covered. To be held on Wednesday, May 6 from 12noon-2pm, the workshop will be held at Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, Highland Park. To book your place, email email@example.com. Dance tour DANCERS aged 12 and over, who would like to perform at Disneyland, California, are invited to an information meeting at 8pm, May 5, at the Aerobic Studio, University of Auckland Recreation Centre, 17 Symonds Street, Auckland Central. The two-week tour LA Dance next April, July or September, includes dance classes at Millennium, Edge and IDA dance studios in Hollywood with world class choreographers, seminars, tours, dance workshops and performance at Disneyland Resort. Parent chaperones also sought. Contact Kim Davey email office@ worldclassdancetours.com or visit www.worldclassdancetours.com. ➤ Community notices This is a free community noticeboard for non-profit groups. Please email notices to firstname.lastname@example.org . While every effort is made to run the notices, volume and space restrictions may mean events may not run. Where publication of a notice is time-critical, groups should consider paying for a classified advertisement to ensure placement. SMALL Business Minister Craig Foss has welcomed a report showing tax compliance costs for small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) continue to fall. Inland Revenue and Research New Zealand surveyed 1206 SMEs about tax compliance costs in 2013/14 and compared results from two earlier surveys. The report shows tax compliance costs have reduced by 11.7 per cent since 2004. “ This is excellent news for New Zealand’s small businesses but there is still more work to be done,” Mr Foss says. “ The Government is committed to further reducing the cost of doing business with measures such as the Rules Reduction Taskforce and the recently launched public consultations on modernising and simplifying the tax system.” Discussions were held with 25 business owners following the 2013/14 survey to determine how Inland Revenue could further help ease compliance costs. “I encourage small business owners to keep engaging with the Government and sharing their ideas for improving the business environment. Helping our small businesses grow will help the NZ economy grow,” Mr Foss says. RHIANFenton, 12, from Bucklands Beach Intermediate (BBI), and Kaleb Farr, 7, from Howick Primary, have won the top two prizes in the Times’ war essays competition. Their wonderful entries stood out from the very strong pool of entries in our competition, New Zealand at War. Rhian and Kaleb each win a $250 entertainment pack for their work. Rhian gave an exciting account of great grandfather John William Eggleton who was 18 when he went off to war. Eggleton, who survived the war, was posted to the HMS Foxhound. Kaleb reflects on his great, great uncle Andrew Bidgood who joined the army aged 20. A foot soldier, he was shot and killed in October 1917 and is buried in Belgium. The standard of the entries and the hard work put into the essays and poems was outstanding. Four other entries were singled out for recognition and will each receive double movie passes. Jaime Jessica Elliott, 12, from BBI, gave a good account of her great, great grandfather William Alfred Carton Douglas who fought in Gallipoli, Egypt, France, Ypres, Belgium and Palestine. Jessica Dixon, 10, from Willowbank School wrote about her great, great granddad Thomas William Chalcraft who survived the Gallipoli campaign and her great granddad Cambria Jack Grinter who was a German PoW for many years. Jessie Brindle, also from Room 25 at BBI, wrote some lovely poetry and reflected on her great grandfather Walter John Wallis who fought in WWI. And Kiahn Barnfield-Quiding, 12, from BBI too, shared a lovely tale of great grandfather Maurice Barnfield who served in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment during WWII. Congratulations to all those who entered. Your war essays were all stirring and the hard work you all put in made it so difficult to determine winners. TIMES COMPETITION War essay winners Tax compliance costs fall ➤ Times photo Janet Keeling Beachlands Anzac Day Civic Service: One of the 74 Anzac Day parades and services held in 57 locations across the region.
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