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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 --- 29 NEW AUCKLAND SHOWROOM OPEN URBANO INTERIORS Unit I, 6 Polaris Pl, East Tamaki, Auckland h 272 9165, 273 8588, Mobile 021 819 098 (check with us for showroom hours) Christchurch store: 145 Blenheim Rd, Christchurch Ph +64 3 348 8358 Open 7 days 9am-5pm www.urbanointeriors.co.nz COLLECTIONS: DINING FURNITURE | FABRIC COLLECTION INTERIOR ACCESSORIES | LEATHER COLLECTIONS | STUDY FURNITURE OCCASIONAL FURNITURE | BEDROOM FURNITURE | LOUNGE SUITES GRAND OPENING SALE Full Grain Vintage Leather Aviator-inspired Club Chair Full Grain Vintage Leather 3-seater Chesterﬁeld 124636 We accept: NEW AUCKLAND SHOWROOM: 2-seater available Full Grain Vintage Leather Wing Chair RRP $4950 NOW $3250 WAS $2450 NOW $1750 WAS $2650 NOW $1650 UNIT I, 6 POLARIS PL, EAST TAMAKI, AUCKLAND 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. Christmas parade PANMURE Christmas Parade and Festival is held this Saturday, with Christmas music in the street at 10.15am, Sample Foundation Hip- Hop Group at 10.50am, Ruapotaka Kapa Haka Group at 10.55am, parade starts at 11am and from noon to 2pm there are free fun activities for chil- dren: vertical bungy, rock-climbing wall, bouncy castle, face-painting, Sammy the steam train and Old Mac- donald’s farm. Superbike champion FORMER motorcycling superstar Aaron Slight is doing a customer meet and greet at Botany Honda Motor- cycles this Saturday. The visit is the culmination of demonstration week that’s under way. Motorcycles of all shapes and sizes, 125cc to 1800cc, have been fuelled up to test ride. Saturday’s event includes a barbe- cue and group ride to Riverhead. For more information, phone 274-2727, or see www.botanyhonda.co.nz. Singles group NEW Horizons is a social and friend- ship club for single 40s, 50s and 60s, with monthly programmes of bar- becues, outings, dinners and ﬁlms. A club and prospective new members night is held on the ﬁrst Thursday of each month at Barrel Inn, Cook Street, Howick, from 7pm. Come along and meet new friends. For more details, phone Rex on 577-3459 or Suzy on 529-4027. Mix and mingle THE ﬁnal meeting for the year of the Howick Orchid Society is on December 8 at 1.30pm, in the Fenci- ble Lounge, Uxbridge Road. This is the break up party where members can mix and mingle. Afternoon tea, orchid plant rafﬂes, ﬂowers on dis- play, plus a visit by Santa. For details, phone Anton on 537-1251. Retired ex-world-class motorbike racer Aaron Slight is appearing this Saturday at Botany Honda Motorcycles, at 9 Trugood Drive, East Tamaki, which is also running Demo Week for a wide range of motorcycles. Photo supplied Health and disabilities MECOSS’ cluster meeting: health and disability, community develop- ment initiatives, opportunities and access to legal services and educa- tion, is presented by Martine Abel (Auckland Council) and Auckland Disability Law. An international dele- gation from China, Guangxi Disabled Persons Federation, will also be in attendance on December 18, 11.30am to 1.30pm, at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Howick. Free for all. RSVP by December 12, phone 533-3685, or email email@example.com. Rural fare ALFRISTON Country Market is on December 7 from 8.30am to 12.30pm in the community hall beside Alfris- ton School on the corner of Mill and Alfriston Roads, Manurewa. Avail- able are unique and beautifully made Christmas gifts for babies, children and adults, plus delicious morning tea, fresh fruit ice cream, plants, pre- serves and breads. Phone Gendy on 266-5134. Blue service HOPE in the midst of festive strug- gles, a gentle service with candlelight is offered to anyone experiencing a “hard to be merry time” and is looking for a setting to gather with others to acknowledge the pain, be reassured there’s nothing wrong with these feelings, and experience the mes- sage of God’s unconditional love, the true meaning of the season. The Blue Service is on December 11, 7.30pm at St Peter’s Anglican Church, corner Udys and Reeves Roads, Pakuranga. Seaside goodies BEACHLANDS Christmas mar- ket day and car boot sale is held on December 14 at Beachlands Char- tered Club from 9am to 1pm. Take the family along for a fun morning and do Christmas shopping. Santa will be there, plus face-painting, sau- sage sizzle, and quick-ﬁre rafﬂes. Col- lect your unwanted items and have a car boot sale for $10 or a stall for $20. Phone/text Margaret on 536-6735 or 0274-954-312 to book. Country and Western EASTERN Districts Country Music Club meets on December 11 at Buck- lands 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. Indoor market CLASSY Crafts Indoor Market will be open inside the All Saints Commu- nity Centre, 30 Cook Street, Howick, with wonderful gifts and souvenirs every Saturday until Christmas. Gardeners' circle HOWICK Horticultural Society’s Garden Circle has its Christmas meeting on December 12, 10.30am at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Selwyn Road, followed by a shared lunch, please bring a small plate. The speaker is Cynthia Landels on “Gar- dening in the community”. Rafﬂe, visitors welcome. Phone 534-0249. Family support ARE you upset because someone else drinks? Join us at the How- ick Pakuranga Al-Anon Family Group for families and friends of problem drinkers. We meet every Monday night from 7.45-9pm at the Anchorage Park Community House, Swan Crescent, off Tiraumea Drive, Pakuranga. We’re there every Mon- day night through the holiday sea- son, while on December 9 there’s an extended meeting and supper with members from other Al-Anon groups. All welcome. Phone Auck- land Al-Anon on 379-4871. Yuletide in Burswood A FREE Christmas community event is hosted by East City Wesleyan Church. Live music, carols, games, visit from Santa and lolly scramble. It’s a fun evening for the whole fam- ily, on December 8, 5.30-7.30pm, Burswood Park, Burswood Drive. Households that sparkle this season ENTER the festive spirit and join Star Real Estate -- The Professionals, and the Times for the 2013 Christmas Lights Spectacular. Bringing Howick, Pakuranga and Botany communities together, enhancing neighbourhood spirit, spreading seasonal cheer and lighting up the yuletide season are all part of The Professionals' Christmas Lights. Illuminate your house or front garden and ll out an application form from Star Real Estate Ltd, 110 Ridge Road, Howick, or from the Times o ce at 50 Stonedon Drive, East Tamaki. Not only will people in our communities enjoy your home's lights display, you could also win a hamper full of Christmas goodies. All entries have to be in by December 13 and will be placed in the prize draw. The winning entry will be drawn by Gavin Hamilton, the Howick branch manager of Star Real Estate, on December 20, and results will be published in the Times. Trail of Lights: Botany: 2/6 Kookaburra Place, 12 Pinewood Grove. Dannemora: 10 Aclare Place, 9 Sayes Close, 37 Santa Ana Drive. Gol ands: 4 Cortabella Place, 22 Simon Owen Place. Pakuranga: 15 Okareka Place.
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