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12 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, March 12, 2014 www.times.co.nz +++ 124767 the women’s guide to everything! Cuisine festival Ti Papa Special Events Centre, 21 Brookby Road, Brookby March 22, from 10am-7pm KIWI music act Sola Rosa headlines the live entertainment at the Festival of Food and Wine in Brookby, held this year in association with the Lions Club of Manurewa. The festival features culinary demonstrations by top chefs including Adam Dickson, Hayden Smith and Michael Newlands. People can also sample dining specialities from more than 80 exhibitors and take part in wine and cheese master classes. Tickets cost $42 for adults, or $75 for VIP admission. Children under 12 are free. To book, phone 361-1000, or visit www.iticket.co.nz, and they’re also available at the door. Sculpture trail Harbourview Peoples Park, Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula Until March 30, open daily from 10am-6pm THE Harbourview Sculpture Trail is set to expose the public to a variety of artistic sculptures set amongst some of Auckland’s most stunning natural scenery. More than 50 selected Kiwi artists are taking part in the unique creative showcase, including East Aucklanders Ramon Robertson, Stuart Thomson and Matthew Cowan. Each artist has created a piece to specifically fit within its own unique environment along the sculpture trail. Entry is free. Park art Fencible Walk, 110 Picton Street, Howick Saturday, from 10am-12pm ART in the Park gives children and adults the opportunity to have a go at activities including badge making, bag printing, flax weaving and face-painting. There will also be a number of live music performances at the family-friendly outdoor event, including from former Macleans College singer- songwriter Laurence Larson and music group The Hula Journey. Art in the Park is staged as part of the Arts Festival Out East creative project, publicly funded by the Howick Local Board. Entry is free. Reggae party Omana Regional Park, Whitford-Maraetai Road, Maraetai Saturday, from 3-5pm THE Auckland Council’s Music in Parks public concert series continues this Saturday with a reggae showcase at Omana Regional Park in Maraetai. People are invited to take a picnic and groove along to the smooth reggae beats of Yebiisu, supported by the Fat Man band. The publicly funded Music in Parks concerts feature more than 30 events and performances across Auckland until March 22. Entry to the concert is free. Artist’s getaway Uxbridge Arts Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-4pm ARTISTS of all genres have the chance to celebrate their creative passions, broaden their skills and add new dimensions to future works. Each artist and tutor involved in the getaway will help those taking part develop a style that resonates and opens new possibilities. The getaway is held as part of the Howick Local Board- funded Arts Festival Out East creative project, and includes time in the studio and demonstrations. The artist’s getaway costs $255. To book, phone 535-6467. That’s Entertainment with Chris Harrowell Sola Rosa Photo supplied Superannuation amnesty looms at month’s end PEOPLE eligible for superannuation from overseas have only until the end of this month to ensure they don’t potentially pay higher tax than necessary. From April 1, the way interests in foreign superannuation schemes are taxed changes from foreign investment fund to a capital tax on either transfer or withdrawal. Mark Hodder, of Craigs Investment Partners, says British people or Kiwis who contributed to a United Kingdom scheme may opt to transfer their superannuation funds when they immigrate or return to New Zealand. “ The previous legislation was very complicated, leading to high levels of non- compliance to tax requirements.” The level of tax due, if funds are either transferred to New Zealand or benefits are taken as a New Zealand tax resident, will usually be calculated by either the schedule method or formula method. IRD is holding an amnesty on superannuation transfers. If one has been initiated before April 1, the taxable proportion of any funds transferred will be capped at 15 per cent if the transferor elects to rely on the schedule method. Anyone who has spent more than seven years in New Zealand since returning or arriving could be disadvantaged if their transfer is not started before the end of the tax year on March 31. “Itmaynotbeina person’s best interest to take the amnesty or transfer their funds as every case needs to be individually assessed,” says Mr Hodder. He’ll discuss the options at a free seminar and Astill Hawke and Associates Chartered Accountants will assist with tax advice. It’s on March 19 from 5.30-6.30pm. To register, phone 985-9791, or email email@example.com.
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