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2 – Times Newspapers Christmas Supplement www.times.co.nz Santa’s in town This festive season children have the chance to visit not only Santa, but also Santa’s workshop and Saint Nicholas at the Highland Park shopping centre. Bruce Waller, the shopping centre’s manager, decided to celebrate Christmas a little differently this year with something more interactive for the community. With Santa available at the centre every day, children and their families are encouraged to take their own photos with him, send them into the centre from which six of the best will be picked to have Santa visit their house on Christmas morning. Mr Waller says, as a small neighbourhood centre, he wanted to do something to involve the community and that making Santa available for families on Christmas morning was really unique. Not only will Santa be at the centre everyday but he will also be available to hire for businesses and community groups free of charge from December 5. So many people are caught up in the whirlwind of their busy lives that they never have time to stop and take care of themselves. Many people’s routines consist almost entirely of school, work and sleep and it can be pretty hard to break out of this hectic schedule. With Christmas fast approaching, why not take advantage of this time of year to spoil your loved ones and make them feel good. Feel-good gifts are a fantastic way to pamper someone who deserves some down time. A massage therapy session or a pass to a day spa will help a stressed person begin to relax and ease into well- being. A gift certificate for a day of beauty treatments is also a treat. Note that taking care of oneself is no longer the exclusive domain of women, as facials, relaxing massages, and manicures are increasingly available to the men in our lives at many spas. A homemade creation is both simple and affordable. It might take up more of your time to prepare, but it will be all the more appreciated. A gift of a small jar filled with loving messages or good deeds that you promise to fulfil with enthusiasm is a sure way to touch someone’s heart at gift-giving time. Why not try feel-good gifts Get creative this Christmas with a Howick Little Theatre subscription. Superb nights of theatre that are close to home and excellent value – and you’ll have the chance to WIN a great night out! Make gift-giving dramas a thing of the past WWW.HLT.ORG.NZ To buy an original gift for Christmas, birthdays or special occasions, or to spoil yourself, call us NOW. A subscription to all five plays in our 2016 season is just $100, and affordable gift vouchers for individual plays are also available. All subscriptions purchased by January 31 go into a prize draw to win a night out for two – dinner and the show of your choice*. Let us entertain you! Phone 534 1406, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website Standard ticket prices - Adult $28, Concession $24, Group (10+) $23 A KIWI COMEDY BY JUSTIN EADE SEASON: FEB 27 TO MAR 19 A humorous tale about Central Otago farmer Tryfen Gribilco, who is running a bungy-jumping platform with a young, by-the-book offsider, Marty Wellings. Tryfen is perfectly untouched by the ravages of political correctness and has an opinion on just about everything, which he freely shares with his high-profile clients – an urbane Australian senator and an uptight German UN delegate and her minder. A THRILLER ADAPTED BY SHAUN MCKENNA SEASON: MAY 7 TO 28 Victor and his wife Joan have been married for a long time. But their marriage has reached crisis point and Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever... but he’s about to get a nasty surprise. As Detective Roy Grace starts to investigate, dark forces intervene and nothing is quite as it seems. Adult content. A DRAMA, ADAPTED BY SHAUN MCKENNA SEASON: JULY 9 TO 30 In 1930s Cornwall, Ursula and Janet Widdington’s lives are turned upside down after they find a young man washed ashore on the beach. They nurse him back to health and learn that he is a talented Polish violinist wanting to seek a career in the USA. Despite her sister’s concerns, Ursula falls in love with Andrea. It leads to a journey of discovery for her and a poignant ending. A COMEDY BY DAVID LEWIS SEASON: SEP 10 TO OCT 1 Paul is a former happiness guru and as a young man wrote self-help books and appeared on TV as ‘Mr Happy’. But now his marriage has failed, his career as a serious novelist is faltering and his ex-wife has married a wealthy advertising executive. All he can think about is the state of his health, the size of his mortgage and the monthly payments on his iPhone. Adult content. A WEST END SMASH HIT COMEDY SEASON: NOV 12 TO DEC 3 We’ve got a secret that we can’t tell you about until July 2016. To get the performance rights for a smash-hit West End comedy for our 2016 season, we’ve had to agree not to reveal the details until July. What we can tell you, though, is that our mystery play is based on a famous Ealing comedy. Keep watching this space and all will be revealed. *conditions apply CENTRAL OTAGO MAN CENTRAL OTAGO MAN MURDER THE PERFECT PETERJAMES’S Ladies in Lavender Ladies in HAPPY HAPPY HOW TO BE HOW TO BE HAPPY APPY A HHHA HA HAAA HA HA HA HAPPY AAAPPY A HHHA HHHHA HHHA HA HA HHHA H PPY PPY PPY APPY APPY APPY AAAAPPY AAAAPPY AAAPPY APPY APPY AAAPPY AAPPY APPY AAAA HA HA HA HAPPY AAAPPY A HA HHHA HA HA HHHA H THE TOP-SECRET “MYSTERY PLAY” (TO BE REVEALED IN JULY 2016) JH10478 With just over eight weeks until Christmas, the annual KidsCan Christmas Cracker Appeal has kicked off once again. Running until December 27, the appeal is a major fundraiser for The KidsCan Charitable Trust, with funds raised helping to provide on-going support for thousands of disadvantaged Kiwi kids in KidsCan’s 500 partner schools throughout NZ. Jan Clark, GM Marketing & Fundraising says, “The Christmas Cracker Appeal is now in its ninth year and we are delighted to have such amazing nationwide retail support which will help to ensure that this year’s appeal is a success.” “The prizes we have up for grabs are also a great incentive for people to get behind this fantastic cause. With prizes including a trip for four to New Caledonia, a stunning diamond ring, and a Springfree Trampoline – these Crackers will be a great addition to the dinner table this Christmas.” The Christmas Crackers are available for purchase nationwide from Countdown Supermarkets, Postie Plus, Cash Converters, Kennards Hire, The Coffee Club and Citta design outlet stores, for just $2 each, or directly from going to our website www.kidscan.org.nz. Countdown’s acting managing director Pat McEntee says they are proud to support such a great cause. “The funds raised through this appeal will go a long way to help KidsCan continue the fantastic work they do to help Kiwi kids who need it most.” KidsCan Crackers back disadvantaged Kiwi kids It’s a great way to give back this festive season A homemade creation is both simple and affordable. Photo supplied / http://christmasgiftsrestre.esy.es/ house on Christmas morning. Mr Waller says, as a small neighbourhood centre, he wanted to do something to involve the community and that making Santa available for families on Christmas morning was really unique. Not only will Santa be at the centre everyday but he will also be available to hire for businesses and community groups free of charge from December 5.
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