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8 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, June 5, 2013 www.times.co.nz 122442 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. Men's choir BUCKLANDS Eastern Beach Senior Citizens Friendship Club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowl- ing Club, 21 Morrow Avenue, on June 7. The Te Atatu Men’s Choir sings at 12.45pm until 3pm, and for bingo, games and trips with afternoon tea and biscuits. Cost $3. Phone Olive on 534-6938 or Rosemary on 532-8510. Forest and Bird SOUTH Auckland Forest and Bird is having its annual plant- ing at Mangemangeroa Reserve on June 8 at 9am. Meet at the car park by the barn at the south end of Somerville Road, Howick, with strong footwear and spade. Phone Graham on 276-3092. Film screening THE Polish Heritage Trust Museum, at 125 Elliot Street, Howick, screens the flm Katyn at 2pm on June 9, about the 1940 Katyn massacre, directed by Academy Award winner Andrzej Wajda. In the movie, the events of Katyn are related through the eyes of the women – the mothers, wives and daughters of the vic- tims executed on Stalin’s order in 1940. It runs for 117 minutes with English subtitles. Entry by donation. Phone 533-3530. Faces of Myanmar THE people of Myanmar are displayed in an exhibition at the Picton Centre, Picton Street, Howick, from June 13-18. Face to Face – Myanmar is an event being held as part of the annual Auckland Festival of Photography and features recent street pho- tographs by Gordon Lawrence. Opening hours on weekdays are 10am to 7pm, Saturday 10am to 4.30pm, and Sunday 1-4.30pm. Free admission. Public speaking DO YOU have to speak at an anniversary, wedding, birthday or farewell? Are your speaking skills restricting your career? Pakuranga Toastmasters meets fortnightly for friendly training in a supportive environment. The next meeting is on June 10. Phone Tony on 277-2864 or Alun on 576-5597. Dolphins and whales SOUTH Auckland Forest and Bird’s Manurewa meeting is on June 10, 7.30pm, at the Method- ist Lounge, corner Alfriston and Great South Roads. The talk is by scientist Dr Rochelle Constan- tine, who is involved in research on bottlenose, Maui’s dolphins and humpback whales. All are welcome. Favourite books THE Panmure branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists meets at the Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Road, on June 11 at 5pm for own research and 7.30pm for meeting. The topic is: my favour- ite book. Supper. Phone Edward on 576-8787. Mission planning U3A Pakuranga meets on June 10, 1.30pm at St Andrew’s Pres- byterian Church, corner of Ridge Road and Vincent Street, Howick. The guest speaker is Dr Kira Bacal, formerly of the NASA-Johnson Space Centre, on “Planning a mission to Mars”. The other speaker is Bill Burrill, the former Auckland Regional councillor responsible for parks. Phone Bob on 534-4496 or Robin on 576-5572. Flax weaving CELEBRATE Matariki by learn- ing traditional weaving with a beautiful contemporary twist by making two harakeke projects. Join the Saturday morning workshop at Uxbridge – How- ick’s creative centre on June 8, as it’s a great opportunity to cre- ate a wonderful handcrafted gift at no cost to you other than your time. Phone 535-6467 to register or see www.uxbridge.org.nz for more details. Country and Western EASTERN Districts Country Music Club meets on June 12 at Bucklands Beach Hall, Wharf Road, from 7.30-10pm. Come along and listen to our singers or have a go yourself, $4 door charge for non-members. Phone Kevin on 534-5509. Cinema club UXBRIDGE Cinema Club screens The Whale on June 13 at 8pm, running for 85 minutes at Uxbridge Creative Centre, How- ick, tickets $8. It’s a true story about a young orca called Luna who befriends people. Set on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Luna endears himself to humans with his determination to make contact. Eat frst at Bistro at Uxbridge, two-course meal $15, bookings essential. Phone 535-6467. Howick Pakuranga Cricket Club (HPCC) chairman Graham Dennis, left, is presented with a $1500 grant from ANZ Pakuranga branch manager Mike Burnet, to go towards balls, stumps and gear bags. "HPCC has more than 80 cricket teams, so we need a huge amount of gear each season which isn't cheap, especially as we're still paying for the rebuild of our clubrooms after they burnt down 13 years ago," says general manager Roland Phillips. "Receiving this ANZ cricket grant is a massive help." Photo supplied Seeking to be a smoke-free city FEEDBACK is sought about a proposal to make the super-city's parks and public spaces smoke-free. Auckland Council wants local boards and other groups to give their opinions before it presents the draft smoke- free policy for approval to its regional development and operations committee on July 24. Input from the Parks Recreation and Heritage Forum on May 14 will also be submitted and the council is proposing staged implementation of the policy. It will be promoted through education and awareness with signs and other communication and will rely on social pressure from the public to encourage others to comply. Councillor Sandra Coney, who chairs the forum, says the council is committed to a smoke- free Auckland to create a healthier, more enjoyable city for all residents and visitors. Along with health bene ts, introducing smoke-free policies to parks and public spaces will help take butts out of the storm water system and prevent res. Many Auckland reserves and places are already smoke-free, including all regional parks, some local parks and playgrounds, Mt Smart, Eden Park and the zoo. If approved, the smoke-free policy will be implemented in three phases, between this year and 2018.
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