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4 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, August 20, 2015 www.times.co.nz RHM7872 Highlands Pakuranga VILLAGE CALL US TODAY HIGHLANDS 49 Aberfeldy Avenue Highland Park PAKURANGA VILLAGE 14 Edgewater Drive Pakuranga Call Adelina on 09 533 0610 metlifecare.co.nz Enjoy TRUE FREEDOM with a helping hand when it’s needed Hear our stories online. residents talk to Jude Dobson about village life. metlifecare.co.nz/truestories Enjoy affordable assisted living. Even for the most able retiree, there comes a time when help is needed with the basics of day-to-day living. For those who want to stay independent, but need that extra support, serviced apartments in our lovely retirement villages provide the perfect answer. Bring government funded care with you. If you currently receive government funded care, you can move into a serviced apartment and continue to receive it. Or we can tailor make a care plan to suit your needs. The choice is yours. Enjoy the entire village lifestyle. Both villages have a host of social activities and clubs that encourage genuine companionship and camaraderie. Discover the best in RETIREMENT LIVING RHM7872 AUG15 HLD-PAK Botany and Ormiston Times 26x5 v1.indd 1 13/08/15 12:06 pm KC11042-V2 A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to TREVOR MORRIS to TREVOR MORRIS Turning 90 on August 21 Married 65 years to the late Iris Morris. His family would like to wish him a fantastic day! With love & best wishes – Kevin & Joy, David & Gayle, Garth, his grand-children and great grand-children. HappyBirthday ! JH10201 Police and Auckland council have joined hands to reduce recurring burglaries across Auckland by offering free identification kits to mark valuables. SelectaDNA is an ultra-violet (UV) liquid with a unique synthetic DNA code and microdots that turns invisible once dry and can be applied to belongings such as iPads, TVs or stereos. each pack can mark up to 50 items and is registered on a secure international database linking the owner to the property through the coding contained within the liquid. it also includes stickers warning would-be thieves of this tracking method. objects marked with SelectaDNA glow bright blue when placed under UV light, making it easier to identify and link a stolen item to where it was taken from, and in some cases, return the items. The kits were handed out to victims of burglary in counties Manukau, Waitemata and Auckland city districts this week. Acting assistant commissioner Richard chambers said burglary ‘hotspots’, in particular, were targeted. “” They will go to a range of residential urban victims of previous burglaries in Ranui and onehunga and rural residents in Pukekohe, Waiuku and Tuakau. “ The kits are being supplied free of charge by Auckland council through its community development and safety team to try and ensure those who have been burgled in the past, use this simple technique to mark property and can identify any recovered goods in the event they are burgled again.” letters from police to selected recipients of the kits were sent out last week, advising residents of the campaigns. There’ll be obvious police activity in the chosen neighbourhoods and Mr chambers said burglars and thieves should get the message that police, council and communities will continue to collaborate to combat crime. DNA tech free to victims of burglary AoNce-iN -A -liFeTiMe opportunity to see an exquisite collection of rare indian miniature paintings is coming up at the Auckland Art Gallery. The free exhibition, featuring paintings depicting the epic Sanskrit tale of lord Rama, is called The Story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi makes the final appearance of its world tour at the gallery coinciding with the Auckland Diwali Festival in october. Rhana Devonport, the gallery’s director, says the exhibition is the largest collection of historical indian art ever shown in New Zealand and “an absolutely rare occasion to see these astonishingly beautiful miniature paintings in this country.” one of the most important stories in indian culture, Ramayana or the journey of Rama, is a tale of love, loyalty and the triumph of good over evil. it recounts the life of the hero lord Rama, a model prince and the seventh incarnation of lord Vishnu whose character to the current day is admired for his honour, courage and compassion. credited to the sage Valmiki, Ramahyanba dates back as far as the fifth to fourth centuries Bc and is the earliest and most significant work composed in Sanskrit. The selection of miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi, features 101 paintings that represent 24 regional indian miniature painting styles dating from early 17th to 18th centuries. ➤➤ The Story of Rama: Indian Miniatures from the National Museum, New Delhi is on at 10am-5pm daily (except Christmas Day) from September 5, 2015-January 17, 2016 at the Auckland Art Gallery, corner Wellesley and Kitchener Streets, Auckland Central. Guler style, Pahari Basohli style, Pahari Photos supplied art exhibition Indian miniatures tell epic tale eliM christian college secondary school teacher Patricia Pietersen was overwhelmed when she read and re-read the contents of an email that popped into her inbox. last year, the Dannemora resident was declared runner-up in New Zealand’s Most inspiring Teacher campaign. Now there is another opportunity for primary, early childhood, intermediate and secondary school teachers around the country to be recognised and rewarded. New Zealand’s Most inspiring Teacher initiative was created by Warehouse Stationery as a chance for students, parents and families to acknowledge the important role teachers play in the lives of school- aged children and teenagers. Teachers can be nominated for the title by anyone. Prizes worth more than $40,000, including travel, stationery, furniture and technology, will be gifted to the teachers who are judged to be the most inspiring in the country. Schools of the winning teachers will also receive stationery prizes. Visit www.inspiringteachers.co.nz. Most inspiring teacher?
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