Howick and Pakuranga Times
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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, August 28, 2013 --- 7 124414 Health, Beauty and Well Being THAI SPA Give Dad a special treat this FATHER'S DAY Bliss Re exology -- 75 mins $95 Special at $85 Heaven & Wellness -- 120 mins Was $194 Special now $139 2 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS: 180 Pakuranga Road, Pakuranga. Ph: 577 2998. 2/166 Chapel Road, Botany South. Ph: 0800 842 4772. www.thaispa.co.nz 124416 123289 FATHER'S DAY GIFTS & VOUCHERS AVAILABLE Located in Rices Mall Open Tuesday to Saturday 122985-V8 With families set to celebrate Father’s Day come Sunday, there will be more than a few people scrambling for last minute gifts. But one gift that will never appear last minute is a good book and one that makes fascinating reading is Survivor on the River Kawi, the incredible story of life on the Burma Railway. Author, Reg Twigg is one of the last men standing from a forgotten war. Called up in 1940, he expected to be fghting Germans. Instead, he found himself caught up in the worst military defeat in modern British history – the fall of Singapore to the Japanese. What followed were three years of hell, moving from one camp to another along the Kwai River, building the infamous Burma railway for the all-conquering Japanese Imperial Army. Some prisoners coped with the endless brutality of the code of Bushido by turning to God; others clung to whatever was left of the regimental structure. Reg made the deadly jungle, with its malaria, cholera, swollen rivers, lethal snakes and exhausting heat, work for him. With an ingenuity that is astonishing, he trapped and ate lizards, harvested pumpkins from the canteen rubbish heap and with his homemade razor became camp barber. That Reg survived is testimony to his courage and determination, his will to beat the brutality of camp guards who had nothing but contempt for him and his fellow POWs. He was a risk taker whose survival strategies sometimes bordered on genius. Reg’s story is unique. Together with photographs taken during that harrowing time, Survivor on the River Kwai is a notable war story. n Survivor on the River Kwai by Reg Twigg, published by Penguin Group (NZ). RRP $37.00. Available in all good bookstores. Incredible tale of war survival FATHER'S DAY WIN! A COPY OF SURVIVOR ON THE RIVER KWAI If Dad misses out on a copy of this amazing book for Father’s Day don’t despair. Thanks to Penguin Group, the Times has one copy to give away. To be in the draw visit www.times.co.nz then click on competitions and fll in the form. One entry per person; entries close September 12, 2013 so you will have to wait a bit for your prize. Winner notifed by phone or email.
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