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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday April 28 2016
12 — Botany and Ormiston Times, Thursday, April 28, 2016 www.times.co.nz OPEN EVERY SATURDAY 8am to 12.30pm. A must to visit! www. HowickVillage.co.nz Facebook.com/howickvillageshopping LIME, PEARS & FEIJOAS now in season JH11153-V2 RAD1155 Highlands Pakuranga VILLAGE CALL US TODAY HIGHLANDS 49 Aberfeldy Avenue Highland Park PAKURANGA VILLAGE 14 Edgewater Drive Pakuranga Call Catriona on 09 533 0610 Enjoy TRUE FREEDOM with a helping hand when it’s needed Hear our stories online. Metlifecare residents SHARE THEIR STORIES 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 village lifestyle. Both villages have a host of social activities and clubs that encourage genuine companionship and camaraderie. Discover the best in RETIREMENT LIVING KC11636-v2 Managing almost 100 students for the rehearsal of a school production ‘Grease’, can be a handful. But for accomplished actress and director Nancy Holland it is just a matter of clapping her hands and throwing her voice across the auditorium. The fact that the Pakuranga College students are equally excited about the upcoming musical may have something to do with the high levels of energy and fun that fills up the auditorium during rehearsals. Nancy Holland is a trained actress and dancer at Arts Educational Stage School London. “ This is my third year at Pakuranga College directing the third show. I was shocked back when we did Little Shop of Horrors by how much talent there is in this school,” says the lead actress and dancer of 20 years who has performed at Mercury theatre, Auckland Theatre Co and Court Theatre Co. “Normally you would get one or two students with the x-factor but this school had five!” says the artistic director for KISS Theatre Co, as well as director of the Auckland Academy of Dance and Performing Arts in New Lynn. “Some of those amazing five students left last year, and lo and behold up through the ranks, comes through yet more talent, such as the likes of Jack Watchorn, who is born for the theatre. “ The school must have a greenhouse of budding performing artists. I would employ them all,” she laughs. The professional actress says that Pakuranga College put out an advert for professionals to apply; she did the needful and got the job. Musical director of ‘Grease’ Andy Manning, takes over the piano, filling the auditorium with foot-tapping music as he plays ‘Greased Lightning’. Students take cue and begin to sing and dance with gusto. “ This production is great since it also allows us to cast a lot more boys.” That doesn’t stop the girls for auditioning for the role of actor John Casino who sings in the band. Ms Holland is all praise for the teachers and caretakers of Pakuranga College for helping with the sets. “In some schools they look atitasabigpainbuthere everyone is so encouraging and helpful.” ➤➤ Grease will be held at Pakuranga College from May 11-14 from 7-9pm. Students of Pakuranga College will be putting up the all time hit musical ‘Grease’ from May 11-14. Photo supplied musical Go greased lightning Women inspiring women Celebrating diverse women is the `Woman inspiring Women High Tea’ that will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 11 am at The Langham. Fashion designer Annah Stretton will present the `Live Life in Colour’ event series that will change the way you tackle your day. Enjoy elegant high tea with your friends, support a great cause, receive an Annah Stretton goodie bag and be inspired to step up to a new you. Proceeds go to Raw. For more information log on to www. iamwoman.nz SPACE programme Tui Road Playcentre, Papatoetoe starts a SPACE programme on Tuesday afternoons in May. SPACE aims to support new parents to learn about and enjoy playing with their babies. Meet weekly and enjoy a chat and a play. Email space@tamakipca. org.nz or call 577- 3300. Genealogists The annual general meeting of the Howick Branch of the NZSG will be held on Saturday , May 14 at St Andrews Church Centre, Vincent Street, Howick at 1.30 pm. Dr Michelle Smith will be speaking about the Waikato Immigration Scheme 1864-1865. Door charge $5.00. Visitors welcome. Further information phone 576-4715 or 576-5400. Colour your world Step into Botany Library on Friday 10.30am and `Colour our world beautiful’. Adult colouring is a great way to bring out your inner child and help relieve stress and tension. Botany Library will supply a variety of colouring sheets and pencils for you to give it a try. You are welcome to bring your own. Also join us for relaxing `Yoga on Sundays’ from 11.30am-12.30pm at Botany Library. Please wear comfortable loose clothing. If you have a yoga mat please feel free to bring it, otherwise there will be some available to use. O Rock obstacle course It’s that time of year again where we invite you to challenge yourself with the Horleys O ROCK obstacle course 2016. Nexia New Zealand and Highbrook office of RSM would like to invite you to join our team members to run, climb, scramble, jump and crawl your way around this expertly put together course. Sunday, May 15 at Sir Barry Curtis Park, 159 Chapel Road Botany Downs, Auckland. Email:email@example.com to enter –limited complimentary client entries available. Early years Auckland East Parents Centre and Connections In The Home are holding a Brainwave event on Wednesday, May 25 in conjunction with our AGM, it’s called ‘The Early Years Last Forever’ and it discusses why creating stress free and loving environments for children in the early years builds strong minds and great futures.AGM will be held at 7pm and seminar at 7.30pm at the Howick Softball Club, 41 Meadowland Drive, Howick. Book online at aucklandeastparents.org.nz ➤➤community notices This is a free community noticeboard for non-profit groups. Please email notices to firstname.lastname@example.org. While every effort is made to run the notices, volume and space restrictions may mean events may not run. Where publication of a notice is time-critical, groups should consider paying for a classified advertisement to ensure placement.
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