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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday March 10 2016
www.times.co.nz Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, March 10, 2016 — 11 TIMESWORD Answers under Public Notices in the Classifieds section. PUZZLE NO. 7747 123 4 56 7 89 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 CRYPTIC ACROSS 7. Don’t accept the resignation. Just ignore it (4,2,6). 8. Braces oneself when the bad weather’s back (6). 9. Alternative to con- cocting a potion (6). 10. Exercised and tried to get well (7). 12 . Ed left seed and a drink inside for the bird (5). 15. Saw, good gracious, taking a turn! (5). 16. Is in a paper wrapper, they inform one (7). 18. When it comes in, look terrified (6). 22. A notion that bugs you? (4,2,2,4). CRYPTIC DOWN 1. Ran after. Cannot have the deer stray (8). 2. At this point giv- ing the man the note (4). 3 . Did’nt get boiling when criticised (7). 4. Firm with the boy on punctuation (5). 5 . The Frenchman is back at table, he hears (8). 6 . The woman at “The Globe,” in the starring role (4). 11. Boats or people who start fires in them? (8). 13. Over half turned against the entertainments (8). 14. Mean the man on the outside is a tough guy (7). 17, Try to find out why the sponser got heartbroken (5). 19. Clasp and a ring from a boy (4). 21 . A basket from the counter (4). ACROSS 7. Infant school (12) 8. Strong (6) 9. Eraser (6) 10. Hold dear (7) 12. Hall (5) 15. Rod (5) 16. Group (7) 18. Fish (6) 20. Choice (6) 22. Colour (7,5) DOWN 1. Rebound (8) 2. Brink (4) 3. Objection (7) 4. Ward off (5) 5. Obstinate (8) 6. Formerly (4) 11. Firearm (8) 13. Garment (8) 14. Exterior (7) 17. Purloin (5) 19. Second-hand (4) 21. Entice (4) KC11496 Promotional prices valid til 17th March 2016 or until stocks last As more services are provided online, the Citizens Advice Bureau remains committed to providing a person-to-person service. Louise Boswell, manager at the CAB Pakuranga says being able to talk to a real person is a rarity these days and is a key part of what makes the CAB service unique. “People really appreciate the chance to talk to someone in person about their problems,” she says. ”Although there’s now a wealth of information available online, a lot of people want help to work out how that information relates to them, and that’s where we can help.” She says the bureau provides a person-to-person advice service that is independent, confidential and free of charge. “We have been lucky to open a new office at the Botany Town Centre to help meet the needs of the Botany/Flat Bush community and during March 15-17 we will have a small stand manned by volunteers in the Atrium.” Last year CAB volunteers nationally received more than 535,000 enquiries on issues ranging from immigration, housing and employment to consumer rights, health and family issues. CAB Pakuranga had 12,656 enquiries last year. Some of the most common types of enquiries dealt with included housing, consumer and employment issues, relationship and neighbourhood matters, immigration difficulties and disputes. CAB’s volunteers have access to an enormous amount of information “and anyone who contacts us gets the benefit of that information as well as support from real people in their own community,” Ms Boswell says. The bureau has a group of well-trained volunteers who can help and who have access to huge information resources, including a referral database listing more than 35,000 organisations. “If we don’t have an answer to your question, we will be able to point you to someone who does,” she says. Considerable information is on the CAB’s website www. cab.org.nz, but Ms Boswell says sometimes it helps to talk about an issue with someone. Call in or phone the Pakuranga bureau at the Pakuranga Library building, Aylesbury Street, Pakuranga or phone 576-8331. The Botany bureau is at the rear entrance to the food court, next to Crime Watch Patrol, Botany Town Centre, phone 271-5382. Citizens Advice Bureaux is an independent community organisation offering a free, confidential and independent service of information, assistance and referral from more than 83 locations stretching from Northland to Invercargill. ➤➤ The CAB’s top 10 categories from last year were relationships – including separation and child custody; citizenship and immigration; legal services; rental housing; consumer law; conditions of work-including employment contracts, disputes and redundancy; budgeting and general financial difficulties; income support; goods and services-including online auctions, telemarketing, direct sales; neighbourhood problems and disputes. Providing human touch Times photos Farida Master Botany Community Day Reaching out It was one time all the community organisations in the area came together along with local theatre, dance groups and local MP Jami-Lee Ross who was spotted handing out blue balloons to passersby at the Botany Community Day last weekend. Foot-tapping dance performances by Red Studio set the upbeat mood for the day followed by plenty of entertainment; while an eclectic mix of organisations including MECOSS, NZ Police, Asian Family Services, Girl Guiding New Zealand, Rotary Club, Lions Club and Howick Little Theatre spent time reaching out to the public. As they say, a community that meets together stays together.
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