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6 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, April 3, 2013 www.times.co.nz 121229 BOOK NOW apo.co.nz; ph 623 1052 apo.co.nz APO Cellos Sanctuary Series 6.30pm, Wed 17 April All Saints Church, Howick Join the APO Cello section and special guests in a colourful programme for cello ensemble. Tickets $25 adult/senior $15 child/student 122193 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. While every e ort is made to run the notices, volume and space restrictions may mean events will not run. Where publication of a notice is time-critical, groups should consider paying for a classi ed advertisement to ensure placement. Classy crafts NEW crafters Melanie (moss gar- dens in glass) and Kristine (mario- nettes and paintings) will be at Classy Crafts Indoor Market on April 6, 9am to 1pm inside All Saints Community Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick. A varied range of quality NZ-made crafts are offered each week. For the few remaining tables, phone Ruth on 535-7513 or 535-8777. Volcanic risk U3A Pakuranga meets on April 8, 1.30pm at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, Reeves Road, Pakuranga. The guest speaker is Elaine Smid, of Auckland University’s School of Environment, talking about “determining volcanic risk in Auckland”. This is the fnal meeting at this venue, new one in May. Phone Bob on 534-4496 or Robin on 576-5572. Rural fare ALFRISTON Country Market is on April 6, 9am to noon in the community hall beside Alfriston School, corner Mill and Alfriston Roads, Manurewa. There are wonderful Mother’s Day gifts, for the house and garden, to eat, clothes and toys for the littlies, morn- ing tea, coffee and ice creams. Phone Gendy on 266-5134. Dance steps CITY of Sails Rock n’ Roll Club has dance lessons for beginners com- mencing on April 7 at Bucklands Beach Intermediate School hall at 7pm. All welcome. Phone Annette on 0274-955-607, or see www.cityof- sails.org.nz. Get-togethers LOVE dancing and have no partner? Join us at Howick RSA for fortnightly dances on Sundays from 7pm with a band. The next is on April 7, with D’Starlights, $12 entry, open bar, complimentary tea and coffee. Phone Carol on 021-401-235. Evacuees' reunion THE Auckland branch of the Evacu- ees Reunion Association meets on April 7 at St Mark’s Church hall, Pakuranga Road, opposite Lloyd Elsmore Park, at 1.30pm. Partners and friends welcome, $2 donation towards expenses, bring small plate to share and your luggage label. Raf- fe prizes. Phone Aline on 416-5255 or Jean on 576-9266. Court records PANMURE branch of NZ Society of Genealogists meets at Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Road, on April 9, 5pm for own research, 7.30pm for meeting. The topic is court records. For more information, phone Edward on 576-8787. Senior forum FREE seminar discussing the big decision to move from the family home into retirement living. We have a panel of experts to help you become better informed: Carol Livingstone, lawyer; Suzanne McDowell, fran- chise owner Mike Pero; Peter Lane, Vision Dannemora; guest speaker Elizabeth Brennan from Driving Miss Daisy. It’s at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, on April 10, 10-11am. To book, phone Suzanne on 215-2787. Fashion parade ENTERTAINMENT at the 60s Up Pakuranga meeting on April 9 will be a fashion parade by Millers Ladies Fashions at 9.30am at Te Tuhi Cen- tre for the Arts. Members book for the visit to the alpaca farm at Bom- bay, April 17, $30. New members are welcome. For information, phone Heather on 576-3614. Wind in the Willows HOWICK College presents the chil- dren’s classic The Wind in the Wil- lows in the Howick College Theatre on April 10-13 at 7pm. Tickets avail- able at the door, or at the college, adults $10, students and pensioners $7, children $5, and under-fves free. For details, phone Jillian Dryden on 534-4492 ext 774. Volunteers needed WE NEED volunteer drivers and shopping companions who can com- mit a couple of hours once every fve to six weeks for our shopping shut- tle service. Manukau East Shopping Shuttle provides a door-to-door service for the elderly every Thurs- day to shop at Botany Town Cen- tre or Pakuranga Plaza. If you can help, phone Maureen McKechnie on 0800-632-2677, or email admin@ mecoss.org.nz. Almost 200 people participated in Beachlands Chartered Club's annual shing competition last Saturday, with calm weather making it a perfect day for casting lines in the Hauraki Gulf. The biggest snapper, pictured here at auction with Matt Roxburgh, was caught by Simon Crawford of Maraetai, weighing in at a whopping 8.08kg. Major sponsors Big Fish Bait & Tackle and local businesses donated prizes worth $9000. Event organiser Shane Naughton says: "Everyone is saying this has been the best competition in years." All proceeds from the sh auction go to Beachlands School. Times photo Teri Doran Ready to respond PEOPLE need to be aware of exactly what they should do in the event of a natural disaster. Shona Scandrett, of Howick Botany Neigh- bourhood Support, is encouraging the commu- nity to learn how to react should the unexpected strike. “On TV we see com- munities experiencing the effect of foods, storm damage or earthquakes,” she says. “Such events often result in loss of electric- ity, disruption to water or sewage systems, roads, businesses and schools.” Ms Scandrett says in a disaster, emergency services and govern- ment organisations can be stretched in man- aging community and neighbourhood response needs. The Howick ward has an emergency response group and is working to develop a community response plan, with a list of emergency contacts being collated. People wanting to be involved in the project, or who have useful skills or resources, or who can be a contact person to receive information warning of an emergency can email her with their name and full contact details at email@example.com. Households and busi- nesses can learn how to prepare emergency sup- plies and a safety plan online at www.getthru. govt.nz and www.resil- ientbusiness.co.nz.
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