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2 — A Times Newspapers Supplement — Botany Town Centre Celebrating 15 Years www.times.co.nz KC11577 www.timmermansjewellers.com SUPPORTING BOTANY TOWN CENTRE FOR 15 YEARS helloworld Botany Park Way, Botany Town Centre firstname.lastname@example.org 09 277 2010 HULA TO HAWAI’I First 6 Hawaiian Airlines tickets receive $100 off! Plus earn 50 bonus Flybuys points on every Hawai’i holiday booked and paid by 31 May 2016. *Terms & Conditions: Must spend a minimum of $500.00 per person on land arrangements. HW0224 KC11569 A n estimated eight million people visit Botany Town Centre each year to shop, eat, run errands, take part in the many events and celebrations it has hosted over the years, as well as spending time with family and friends in a safe and friendly environment. Botany Town Centre takes a leaf out of the true town centre concept, and has become more than just a shopping centre to its community – it is known as an urban oasis amongst a bustling and vibrant suburb for its extensive gardens, greenery, fruit trees and open spaces. The centre is uniquely positioned to play host to a multitude of cultural festivities and occasions, which have not only left an imprint on locals’ hearts, but created bonds and many fond memories for regular locals. Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has an affinity for the centre and has been a tremendous support for the many initiatives. Jami-Lee says, “For 15 years Botany Town Centre has been a vital part in the growth and development of the local community. It has transformed over the years from just a shopping centre to somewhere locals can come to enjoy the space, eat and meet friends.” The centre’s annual Community Day, which accomodates four dozen local organisations and service providers, speaks directly to the needs and aspirations of the community’s melting pot of cultures. Mark van Wijk, Community Day organiser and ongoing Botany supporter says, “ The community-minded spirit that is evident at Botany Town Centre has enabled people to make connections, find support, build relationships, access services and gain a greater sense of belonging to their community.” With a melting pot of cultures comes a medley of tastes in cuisines, thus the Wednesday night markets were born. Thousands of locals flock to the markets weekly to meet and feast at the 75-plus street At the heart of the community for fifteen years Could a shopping centre be the focus of a sense of place, purpose and wellbeing in our communities? For many locals, Botany Town Centre is just that. It has been the heart of our community for 15 years – and as the centre celebrates its milestone fifteenth birthday this month, we take a look at what makes the place tick. The eighth annual Botany Town Centre Summer Fun Run and Walk saw around 552 people participate for overall good health. Everyday Heroes at Botany Town Centre gives locals the chance to learn about the day-to-day activities of emergency services.
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