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8 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.times.co.nz 123901-V3 Buying a new bed? For every five Royal Renee or Royal Sceptre Mattresses or Beds (Queen, King, Super King size) we sell, one lucky customer will get their money refunded. bed barn bed we only make quality Phone 274 6315 22 Fusion Road, Flat Bush. (Behind Ormiston Hospital) One chance in five!!* * Conditions apply 125631-v3 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. Plunket collectors VOLUNTEERS are needed for Plun- ket’s Bear Hug Appeal. Collections take place in Howick on March 16, and Pakuranga on March 6. All money collected is used for local Plunket services. If you’re interested in volunteering some time to sup- port the community, email annalee. firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can also be made by visiting plunket. org.nz, or a BNZ bank. Adult ice skaters IF YOU enjoy ice skating, want a chal- lenge and have fun, try synchronised ice skating. It’s an opportunity to join the adult team at Botany aiming to compete at the national champs in October. Come and see what it’s all about at open sessions starting on February 21 from 9-10am at Paradice Ice Rink. It costs $20, plus $5 coach- ing fee. Phone Maureen on 021-408- 920 or Anne on 021-050-9888. Cake decorating THE new Tamaki Cake Decorating Club has an open day on February 23 in the Anchorage Park Community House, 16 Swan Crescent, Pakuranga, 1-3.30pm. For more information, send an email to tamakicakedec. email@example.com. Flower arrangers HOWICK Floral Circle’s annual general meeting is on February 24, 1pm at Howick Bowling Club, Selwyn Road. It’s followed by life member Margaret Ashley running a workshop on miniatures and petite designs. Observers and anyone inter- ested in joining the club are welcome for $6. The monthly competition has a romance theme. For more informa- tion, phone Sue on 535-4593. Scottish dancing HOWICK Scottish Country Dance Club meets at All Saints Commu- nity Hall, corner of Cook Street and Selwyn Road, on Tuesdays at 7.30- 9.30pm. A series of introductory les- sons for beginners costs $30. Wear comfortable shoes. Members’ annual subscription is $100, or $30 down and $4 each club night. For enquir- ies, phone Murray on 533-1446 or Beverley 271-5051, or email heather. firstname.lastname@example.org. Hospital open day ORMISTON Hospital, built in 2008, opens its doors to the public this Sat- urday, 10am-3pm, at 125 Ormiston Road, Flat Bush. See state-of-the-art equipment, visit an operating thea- tre, and the wards with staff on hand to answer questions. Building blocks LEGO at Highland Park Library is on February 23, 10am-3pm. Drop in and build and create on the last Sunday of each month. Phone 535-5935. Play bridge HOWICK Bridge Club meets in its clubrooms, at 563 Pakuranga Road, starting for the year on March 4 at 7.30pm. Morning lessons also com- mence on March 5 at 9.30am. For more details, phone Ngaire on 576- 9122 or Richard on 576-1136. Round dancing A NEW beginner’s class is on Febru- ary 21, 7.30pm at Pakuranga Heights Primary School Hall, Udys Road. Learn to dance, keep ft and meet new people. Phone Sheryll on 626- 6343 or Lesley on 021-166-6988. Garden club FLAT Bush Garden Club meets on February 26 at St Paul’s Church hall, Chapel Road, at 7.30pm. The topic is trees for survival. Raffe, trade table, supper, all welcome. Phone Jill on 533-7947 or Pat on 250-1447. Dahlia show PAPATOETOE Garden and Flo- ral Art Society’s Dahlia Show is on February 25 at 7.15pm in the Wesley Methodist Church hall, Kolmar Road. Cut fowers and foral art on display, trading table and supper. Visitors and new members welcome. Phone Rosemary on 278-2223 or Margaret on 278-8395. Garage sale BARGAINS are available in house- hold goods, clothing and bric-a-brac at Trinity Methodist Church’s garage sale, 474 Pakuranga Road, on Febru- ary 22, from 8am. Phone 534-5227. Evacuees' reunion AUCKLAND branch of Evacuees Reunion Association meets on Feb- ruary 22, 1.30pm at 132 Grange Road, Mt Eden (behind Davis Funerals). Phone Aline on 416-5255, or Jean on 576-9266. Diabetes support BOTANY Howick Pakuranga diabe- tes support group meets on Febru- ary 26, 7.30pm at the Salvation Army Room, 298 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany. The guest speaker is a pharmacist discussing medications and diabetes. Phone Deralyn on 537-6692. Zonta gathering THE Zonta Club of East Auck- land’s dinner meeting on March 5 at Pakuranga Golf Club celebrates Zonta Rose Day and International Women’s Day. Three amazing women are attending: Lynn McKen- zie, a New Zealander and president of Zonta International; Dame Les- ley Max, QSM, chief executive and founder of Great Potentials; and Beverley McConnell, QSM, creator of Ayrlies Garden in Whitford. Meet- ings are held monthly. Phone Kathy on 521-7143, email kbigwood@xtra. co.nz, or see www.zonta.org.nz. ARTISTIC: Adults interested in synchronised ice skating can join Maureen Forrester and others in the team at Botany's Paradice Ice Rink for training sessions from this Friday morning. Photo supplied Loan boss is arrested COUNTIES Manukau Police want to hear from any member of the public who has come into con- tact with a man arrested and charged following complaints about his business. The company is known as Pay Day Loans or 20/50 Loans. Gavin John Marsich appeared in the Manukau District Court last month charged by police offc- ers with possession of an offensive weapon. It is alleged that the 54-year-old Mr Marsich and other people use offensive weapons to enforce non-compliance with the business’s loan terms, including seven- day repayments. Counties Manukau Police believe that most of the victims live in Manurewa and other South Auckland suburbs. Pay Day Loans offers small cash loans by tar- geting people on lower incomes. “We are requesting anyone who has had contact with Mr Marsich or any other representa- tives of his company to report any concerns to police,” says Counties Manukau Police detec- tive senior sergeant Dave Pizzini. “The alleged behav- iour is unacceptable and we need people to come forward. “Any information from the public will assist with the investigation and ensure those responsible are held accountable. “We remind the pub- lic to report any threat of violence to police,” says Mr Pizzini. People who believe they have been a vic- tim of such behaviour should contact the Coun- ties Manukau Police’s criminal investigation branch (CIB) on phone 261-1321, or the free and anonymous Crimestop- pers tip-off line on 0800- 555-111.
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