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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday February 25 2016
22 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, February 25, 2016 www.times.co.nz TIMESWORD Answers under Public Notices in the Classifieds section. PUZZLE NO. 7745 123 45 67 8 91 0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 CRYPTIC ACROSS 6. Furuous on turning in, be obvious to everything (3,7). 8. One of those things that get travellers down (4). 9 . Ring Pearl right away (4). 10. Manage to bag a second in the wood (5). 11. A second goal post (4). 12.Samplings of public opinion about the new slim shoes (9). 16. Owning to have a day job (9). 20. Dull, even (4). 22 . Unusually sober wear (5). 23. I’ll make up to the young lady (4). 24 . As transport, a chopper would take about half the time (4). 25 . May turn the plates round (4,6). CRYPTIC DOWN 1. Make a disclosure about meat (6). 2. Putting Alf back in the mine working does make one burn (7). 3. How the Italian said he was unable to get out of the plaster? (6). 4. Get rid of the many untidy piles (6). 5. They contribute greatly to children’s nightmares (5). 7. Notice the people going in to change (5). 13. A bad rising, or strike (3). 14. Mount guards! (7). 15. Ask hum- bly to walk the half mile in (5). 17. Argue that the bed is lumpy and the tea terrible (6). 18. Is in different tins, you say firmly (6). 19. Working after time, ensuring that things run smoothly (6). 21. Until, right inside, there’s a tremulous sound (5). ACROSS 6. Liqueur (10) 8. Rasp (4) 9. Network (4) 10. Wood (5) 11. Frost (4) 12. Dinner (9) 16. Measure (9) 20. Flower (4) 22. Stand (5) 23. Irritation (4) 24. Seat (4) 25. Dejection (10) DOWN 1. Fee (6) 2. Cautious (7) 3. Nursery (6) 4. Uproar (6) 5. Allude (5) 7. Censure (5) 13. Tool (3) 14. Joy (7) 15. Sing (5) 17. Abuse (6) 18. Shape (6) 19. Remember (6) 21. Sordid (5) Advertising designed by Creativeheads Ltd – email@example.com > Military re-enactments > New Zealand Armed Constabulary/65th Regiment > Fire Power Demo > Celts and Norsemen > The Eno Sisters > Roman Gladiators > Highland Games > Strongman Events > Highland Dancers > Fun Rides > Craft Stalls / Food Stalls > Community Stalls > Medieval Re-enactment > All Star Cheerleaders > Drummers Clan Celtica > Auckland Mini Car Club display Sharonstewart@xtra.co.nz – 021 282 1144 Pakuranga Howick in the Park 269 x 200 Sunday 28th February 2016 Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland near new rugby club – 11.00am Start free entr y President Neil Hornblow Howick Lions Club President Sharon Stewart Military Tattoo QSM JH10774 ■■ By PJ Taylor New Zealand’s queen of comedy is on her way to Howick armed with fun tales and sound life advice for everyone, with mothers particularly in mind. Michele A’Court, a magnificent contributor to Kiwi comedy over two jolly decades, is on a roll playing the part of caring mum and wise, experienced counsellor. Her recently released book, Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter, has been favourably received, and is the foundation material for her stand-up show at Howick’s arts and culture centre Uxbridge this Friday, February 26. The concept incorporating all the advice and knowledge of a mother that she omits to tell her daughter as she leaves the family nest, delivered in a comic form, is an idea that one may have thought would have already been done. She, her publishers HarperCollins and manager Richard Carrington did extensive research to see if anyone else had covered the mother and daughter-leaves- home topic before developing the book. “I was amazed to be the first one,” says A’Court. She’s been performing Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter since 2013, as “it was a show before a book”, and looks forward to taking it on the road for six weeks to 34 towns and cities across Aotearoa, thanks to support from Arts on Tour. “Until the end of May, I’m taking this show on a national tour, from Kaitaia to Stewart Island, playing large audiences in retro theatres to intimate little town halls. “It’s my first solo show tour in seven years and it’ll be great to get out on the road again.” Her Uxbridge gig will include some multimedia aspects, with a slideshow, video clips and music. “ There are some things in the show that are not in the book and vice-versa. There are lots of stories, and subjects such as what it’s like to be middle aged, the history of feminism, and how to tackle the topics of sex, drugs and alcohol with your daughter. “It’s all about opening up conversations and I’ve been getting some lovely feedback from women from all over the country.” The NZ comedy scene is dominated by men, or put another way there are more male comedians than female ones, but A’Court says the “ratio of good women comics is higher than men”. “It’s a really hard job to do when you’re a mother, especially with all the late nights. It’s a stupid job. “I have huge admiration of any woman who can write a book while being a mum of children at home.” In recognition of her tenacity and talent, A’Court was gifted the Comedienne of the Decade award by the NZ Comedy Guild, to which she “cried” with delight when receiving. Her fun times continue this Saturday, February 27, when she MCs the absolutely fabulous line-up of Kiwi women musicians Sharon O’Neill, Shona Laing, Debbie Harwood, Annie Crummer and Margaret Urlich in the Hear Them Roar concert at Auckland Zoo. ■➤ Michele A’Court performs Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter at Howick arts and culture centre Uxbridge on Friday, February 26, at 8pm. Tickets are $22. Phone 535- 6467. Comedy Getting giggles out of life Michele A’Court sees the funny side of being a mother letting go of a daughter who’s leaving home for the first time. Photo supplied / Kate Little Inorganics refund Super City residents who do not receive an inorganics collection service in the year ending next June 30 will get a refund. The new service, which replaces kerb-side collection, will be available across the region. However, because some collections don’t begin until after next July at the start of the 2016/2017 year, Auckland Council says it’s fair to refund those households that won’t receive the service in the earlier part of the year. The refund involves $22.77 to 230,000 households, the amount ratepayers were charged in the current financial year to cover the cost of the new service. The refund will be credited through fourth quarter rates notices.
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