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www.times.co.nz Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, January 29, 2014 --- 9 12 CORTINA PL, PAKURANGA. Ph 577 0002. PAKURANGA PANELBEATERS 117524-v2 124646 Careers clinic CITIZENS Advice Bureau provides a free careers clinic and employment service on the frst and third Tuesday of the month. If you want assistance with your CV, cover letters and job search methods, contact us for fur- ther details and bookings, phone 576- 8331, or email to cab.pakuranga@ xtra.co.nz. Refresher session AUCKLAND East Parents Centre is holding a breastfeeding refresher session on January 29 at 10am, cov- ering everything you need to know for a great breastfeeding journey. For more information or to enrol, phone 021-416-936, or email auckland. firstname.lastname@example.org. Paper art LEARN a traditional Polish paper craft – wycinanki. Colourful and fun, take home your own art. Watch a short presentation, learning about an old art from Eastern Europe. Designs are based on the Lowicz and Kurpie regions of Poland. The workshop is on January 30, 10am to noon, $6 per person, bookings essential. All welcome. Phone the Polish Heritage Trust Museum, at 125 Elliot Street, Howick, on 533-3530. Books on sale QUALITY titles are up for grabs in the Howick Library’s Monster Book Sale for one week only from yester- day until February 4. Available are fction and non-fction books, popu- lar children titles and magazines. Stepping out LINE dancing classes commence on February 3 at All Saints Hall, Cook Street, Howick, from 10.30-11.30am. Entry is $4. Learn to line dance, have fun, great for all ages, aids mental and physical ftness. For more details, phone Merylin on 576-3344 or 0274- 763-345. Tai chi INTRODUCTION to tai chi for sen- iors or anyone aged 50-95. New Year offer, eight lessons intro ($7 per one-hour lesson), every second ses- sion free. Friendly established class run by well-known local club (pro- vider of past ACC fall prevention lessons). The exercise is great for fexibility, balance and de-stressing. It begins the week starting February 3, at Te Tuhi Centre, Reeves Road, Pakuranga, 1pm Monday and Thurs- day, by Madeleine, phone 378-8893, and Howick RSA, Wellington Street, 1pm Tuesday, 12.30pm Thursday, by Malisa, on 266-7473. Language advice AUCKLAND Regional Migrant Serv- ices (ARMS) helps immigrants with advice about their level of English, English language classes and refer- rals to community resources. Clients are welcome to bring a support per- son with them on January 30 and February 6, 13, 20 and 27, to ARMS Manukau. To book or for more infor- mation, phone 263-5490, or send an email to Manukau@arms-mrc.org. nz. Children's story time JOIN us for the frst children’s story time of the year, featuring a special selection of stories to celebrate the Lunar New Year. It’s suitable for three- to fve-year-olds and is held at Highland Park Library, on Janu- ary 31 from 10.30-11.30am. For more information, phone the library on 535-5935. Rural fare ALFRISTON Country Market is on February 1 from 9am to midday in the community hall beside Alfris- ton School on the corner of Mill and Alfriston Roads, Manurewa. Avail- able are beautifully made handcrafts for the family and home, plus plants, preserves, bread and morning tea. Phone Gendy on 266-5134. Favourite hymns ALL Saints Church, in Selwyn Road, Howick, invites you to join in an hour of favourite hymns, personal sto- ries and musical items, followed by afternoon tea, on Sunday, February 2, at 2pm. For more details and infor- mation, phone the church offce on 534-8941. Garden club PIGEON Mountain Garden Club meets on February 3, 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, cor- ner Ridge Road and Vincent Street, Howick. This is bring a friend night and the speaker is Lois Phillips, talk- ing about foral art. For enquiries, phone Gabby on 537-2979. Times Newspapers sta are nostalgic as the company's well-known old headquarters, on "Times Corner" at the intersection of Union Road and Wellington Street, Howick, are demolished, making way for a New World supermarket. Because of the amount of regular motor vehicle collisions, Times sta used to call it "Crash Corner". Times photo David McPherson BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to email@example.com, 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. Watch for that child, say cops AS SCHOOLS reopen, police are reminding motorists to take extra care to safeguard the most vulnerable road users. "With schools reopening, and with tra c ows in these areas returning to normal levels, let's do everything we can to safeguard our kids as they walk and cycle to school -- some of them for the rst time," says Superintendent Carey Gri ths, national road policing manager. "New pedestrians and cyclists are still building con dence and don't have ability to anticipate dangerous situations. "They are vulnerable road users, so it's critical we encourage them to take extra care. "And with families getting back into the routine of the school drop-o and pick-up, there's more congestion on the roads in and around school areas. "It's important all drivers be aware of their speed and keep a watch out for children, particularly as there will be more kids walking, cycling and bussing to school. "This means sticking to the speed limit, giving cyclists plenty of room and travelling at no more than 20kph past a stationary school bus." Motorists are also reminded of the permanent reduced 4kph speed threshold around schools, in place since 2007. "Children can be unpredictable, so motorists need to be well prepared to stop safely in and around school zones," says Mr Gri ths. He adds drivers should be considerate and sensible by not parking on yellow lines, in bus zones or where it's unsafe to drop o children.
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