Howick and Pakuranga Times
Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thurs December 10 2015
2 – Times Newspapers Christmas Supplement www.times.co.nz 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 As the countdown begins, it’s going to be tough to visit all the festive attractions we have in this lovely part of town. That’s why we’ve compiled a handy list of where the burly man in red will be this month as well as where the lights will be twinkling. Santa’s appearances: Botany Town Centre Santa’s ice castle at The Lane: Thursday, December 10 to Saturday, December 12 Monday, December 14 to Monday, December 21 Thursday, December 24, 9am-5pm Pet photos with Santa: December 6, 10am-1pm Sensory Santa photo sessions for children with special needs: Saturday, December 12 from 8am-9am and Sunday, December 13, 8am-10am. Families can book private appointments so children with sensory disorders can visit Santa in a safe environment. Phone 272- 3888 to book. Highland Park Shopping Centre Under the clock tower, at the playground centre court from Thursday, December 10-24,10am-3pm Pakuranga Plaza Outside Farmers from now until December 24, 12-4pm weekdays, 11am-4pm weekends Meadowlands Santa in the shopping plaza from December 12-24, 11am-2pm Jazz Santas, Saturday, December 19, 11am-1pm Howick Santa’s grotto in Fencible Walk Park from Saturday, December 14-24, 7.30-9.30pm Trail of lights Botany Downs: 6 Kookaburra Place, 12 Pinewood Grove Golflands: 4 Cortabella Place, 21 Simon Owen Place Dannemora: 9 Sayes Close (gold coin donation appreciated), 31, 33, 43, 45 John Brooke Crescent, Moycullien Lane Meadowlands: 9 Renway Rise Bucklands Beach: 84 The Parade Northpark: 1A, Tarnica Road, Uldale Place (the whole street) Cockle Bay: 5a Paparoa Road Howick: Fencible Walk Park, Picton Street Pakuranga: Eastgate Christian Centre, 5 Ben Lomond Crescent (see page 3 for details of Christmas walk-through) ■ Send us your address details to add to the list which we will update at www.times.co .nz and on our Facebook page. Email email@example.com Where’s Santa Claus? Stan Walker, Anika Moa, Avalanche City, Caleb Jago- Ward and Australian singing sensation Jessica Mauboy have been announced as the headline acts for this year’s Coca Cola Christmas in the Park. Since 1994, this multi-cultural spectacular has starred some of the nation’s most talented singers, dancers and musicians, and this year Coke NZ are delighted to confirm that Vince Harder, Lavina Williams, Esther Stephens, Nyree Huyser, Ben Lummis and Marley Sola will also join the star studded line-up for the nation’s favourite Christmas gathering. Annette Chillingworth from Coke NZ said: “The performers are truly exceptional and they all love being in the show. “For 22 years I’ve had the privilege of leading a wonderful dedicated team who year after year work tirelessly to deliver this spectacular community gathering. “It’s a perfect way for family and friends to get together to celebrate the start of the festive season.” This year, Coke NZ have partnered with TV2 to broadcast a 90-minute special on Sunday, December 13, featuring highlights from the Auckland and Christchurch events. Once again Coke NZ is delighted to be supporting Youthline and ask concert-goers to bring a gold coin donation. ■ Coca Cola Christmas in the Park: Auckland - 7:30pm, Sat- urday, December 12, Auckland Domain New Zealand’s biggest free Christmas party is almost here One of the main reasons we have the custom of giving and receiving presents at Christmas is to remind us of the presents given to Jesus by the Wise Men: frankincense, gold and myrrh. Frankincense was a perfume used in Jewish worship and, as a gift, it showed that people would worship Jesus. Gold was associated with kings, and Christians believe that Jesus is the King of Kings. Myrrh was a perfume that was put on dead bodies to make them smell nice and, as a gift, it showed that Jesus would suffer and die. All over the world, families and friends give presents to each other at Christmas just like the Three Wise Men did when they brought presents to Jesus. Most children around the world believe in a Christmas gift bringer. It’s often Saint Nicholas, Santa Claus, or Father Christmas. However in Germany they believe that it is the Christkind, often described as a young girl with ‘Christ-like’ qualities. Do you know why we give presents on Christmas?
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