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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 --- 7 121318 Dawn Sheldon or Tammy Stonehouse 145c Cascades Rd, Pakuranga. Ph 576 2884 www.audreys.co.nz 120213 AUDREYS UNIQUE HOMEWARES Downsizing? See us first y your 120292 Birdwatchers THE Auckland Metro Bird Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Panmure Community Rooms, 1 Pilkington Road. Guest speakers, interesting discussions on pet, cage and aviary birds, with birds often for sale, in a friendly environment, with sup- per to conclude. The next meeting is on January 15, all welcome. For details, phone 576-2535. Cinema club SCREENING at Uxbridge Cin- ema Club on January 17 at 8pm is The Well Digger’s Daughter (105 minutes). This superb remake of a classic 1940s French flm is set in France in the lead up to World War I. A father is torn between honour and his deep love for his highly moral daughter when she falls preg- nant to the wealthy son of a shop- keeper. Why not make a night of it and eat frst at Bistro at Uxbridge, a special priced two-course meal for $15, bookings essential. Tickets $8. Phone 535-6467, or see www. uxbridge.org.nz. Senior citizens BUCKLANDS/Eastern Beach Sen- ior Citizens Friendship Club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowling Club, 21 Morrow Avenue, on January 18 from 12.45-3pm for entertainment, bingo, games and trips, afternoon tea and biscuits. Cost $3. Phone Rosemary on 532-8510, or Olive on 534-6938. Student exchange AFS, the intercultural, voluntary not-for-proft high school student exchange programme is looking for families to host pupils arriving this month for six to 10 months. The students will be arriving from South America, Europe and Asia and attending local schools. See afs.org.nz, or phone 0800-600-300 ext 1. Twilight bowls HOWICK Bowling Club starts its twilight lawn bowls on January 17, so come and enjoy a social evening followed by a light $10 meal. Flat soled shoes required, beginners welcome. Phone Joan on 534-1166. Single parents REFRESH community group is meeting for afternoon tea on Janu- ary 19 at Highland Park Commu- nity House, 47 Aviemore Drive, from 2-4pm. For further details, phone Kris on 577-5721. Midsummer picnic HOWICK Historical Village’s mid- summer picnic is on January 20 from 10am to 4pm. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy games and activi- ties of yesteryear. For enquiries, phone 576-9506, or email liveday@ fencible.org.nz. By Chris Harrowell A FIRE that caused serious damage to a home’s bathroom is believed to have been accidentally started by a candle. Howick and Mt Wellington fre- fghters were called to the Buck- lands Beach property at about 6.20am on December 17, after neighbours smelled and saw smoke coming from the house. Senior Howick frefghter Dean Hicks says they found a woman suffering from smoke inhalation in the bathroom of her one-storey Bucklands Beach Road property. “It was lucky she woke up, because there were no working smoke alarms in the house,” Mr Hicks says. “The bathroom was pretty well totalled and the fames had started to almost get into the ceiling. “It was still burning slightly behind the walls through the jib board. The lady was standing up in the bathroom when we got there and in a bit of shock.” Firefghters put out the fre and vented the smoke-logged house. Mr Hicks says the woman, believed to be aged in her late 30s, threw a pot of water onto the fames in the bathroom when she discovered the fre. “The frst reaction to a fre is to try to put it out, but that’s not always a great idea,” he says. “It’s the usual story of being overcome by smoke. “People’s noses don’t work when they’re asleep and it was good luck that she got out. “There was a lot of heat in it, but the fre was contained to the bath- room. “We were there for about an hour and used a thermal imaging camera to check for heat and pulled the walls off to investigate.” Mr Hicks says the woman was treated at the scene by St John Ambulance paramedics and did not need to be taken to hospital. Meanwhile, Otara frefght- ers were called to put out a fre at a boatbuilding factory in Ra Ora Drive, East Tamaki, at about 3.10am on December 13. Otara fre station offcer Shane Munro says the blaze began when resin liquid was placed in buckets and left outside the factory to cool down overnight. “People are aware it produces heat, but it’s uncommon for it to catch fre,” he says. “It caused a bit of smoke dam- age to the factory’s roller door, and inside the building some products were blistered from the heat. “They [the boatbuilding com- pany] were very lucky. “It is standard practice to put the stuff outside, but this is the frst time in my 16 years in the fre serv- ice I’ve seen it catch fre.” Candle causes blaze The lm The Well Digger's Daughter, set in France before World War I, screens at Uxbridge Cinema Club this Thursday. Photo supplied BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki.
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