Howick and Pakuranga Times
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10 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, July 16, 2014 www.times.co.nz ALL PRICES INCLUDE GST Open Saturday morning until noon E: firstname.lastname@example.org 115 Harris Road, East Tamaki. Phone 274 6357. BELGIUM PAVERS 200x100x50 80¢ each REGENCY COBBLESTONES 230 x 190 x 40 $1.50 each SLABS 400 x 400 x 50 $9.50 each Free quotes for laying Wide variety of other shapes and colours Wide variety of other shapes and colours See website for more info: www.cobblestone.co.nz 124579 COBBLESTONE MANUFACTURERS OF PAVING FOR 30 YEARS We recommend: Lease cars welcome Find us here Vincent St Rodney St WellingtonSt Picton St MooreSt Elliott St Union Rd RidgeRd Firestone Howick 115 Vincent Street Phone 537 3865 Buy four Bridgestone branded car, van or 4x4 tyres and get up to $100 off.* Promotion valid from Monday 14 July until Friday 25 July, 2014. Only valid on Bridgestone branded car, 4x4 or van tyres. Terms and conditions apply, See in store or online for details. *Get $100 cash off when you buy four 17 inch or above tyres. Get $50 cash off when you buy four 16 inch or below tyres. ROB HALLIE, BACK AT FIRESTONE HOWICK. 126469 New head of the Pak ADVERTORIAL 122847 Fresh changes are afoot thanks to the return of a former local to his old stomping grounds. Over the past few months, St Ken- tigern old boy, Russ Wilkinson, has taken Pak’nSave Botany by the horns and breathed new life into the supermarket on the corner of Ti Rakau Te Irirangi Drives. Russ says it’s great to be back in the neighbourhood after more than three decades spent at the helm of New World stores in Kerik- eri and Mt Roskill. “I’ve really enjoyed coming back and seeing familiar faces as well as the massive changes that have been happening in the area.” A third-generation grocer, Russ is no stranger to change either. He has been hard at work improving the layout and range at Pak’nSave to create a better, brighter shop- ping experience. Importantly, Russ has set about building a culture platform so all employees are a part of a “happy family” at Botany Pak’nSave and embrace the concept of customer service to build a happy home. Traffic in the produce depart- ment is now smooth-flowing, more organised and focused on quality. Then there’s the fresh floral section consisting of an array of arrangements while lighting in the seafood and butchery zones has been given a facelift. The array of meat and seafood on offer has also been given special attention. “We want to understand our customers and what they’re buy- ing,” says Russ. “We’ve intro- duced whole blue cod and paua, as well as salmon and chicken frames. It’s about consistency and quality.” To this end, free-range and organic chickens, which were pre- viously scarce, are now a regular sight. “We also have whole hot rotis- serie chickens starting from just $9.99 offering convenience and value.” Customers will find freshly roasted pork, beef and lamb at the abundant deli as well as fresh sandwiches, sushi, pastas, and salads. While it used to be slim pick- ings in salad bowls with traditional coleslaw and potato salads, Russ has added gourmet choices such as beetroot, feta and spinach. The bakery, too, has risen to the occasion. Old stands have been replaced by new, attractive shelv- ing boasting everything from swirls and twirls to muffins, scones and specialty cakes. “Again, the focus is on quality; everything is made fresh daily so the ciabatta has a crust on it as it should, and the sourdough is soft but structured.” Cakes for special occasions can be made to order at more compet- itive prices without compromising on quality too, adds Russ. “We have a reputation for having New Zealand’s lowest food prices and are sticking to that promise. We offer you the most competitive fuel prices in the east with a regu- lar discount for our loyal shop- pers.” The once congested liquor department has also had a make- over. New stands have reduced the clutter and better present stock so shoppers can find their favourite wine beer or cider more easily than before. There is a much improved and diverse range of craft beers and cider, both local and imported. Finally, shoppers benefit from a smooth, free-flowing checkout experience and, of course, cus- tomer service with a smile. Check out the change at: Pak’nSave, 501 Ti Rakau Dr, Botany. Ph 273 8887. www.paknsave.co.nz BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-profit groups. Send notices to email@example.com, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our office at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. 3D printers THE 3D Hobby Club is coming to Pakuranga Library at 4 Aylesbury Street to show how 3D printers work. The free workshop is from 10am-4pm on July 19. All welcome. Phone 576-5269. Friendly seniors SENIORS Friendship Club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowling Club, corner Devon Road and Morrow Avenue, on the first and third Friday of each month, 12.45pm to 3pm, for entertainment, music, bingo and trips. Cost $3. Tea and biscuits. On July 18, bingo and rummy- cub. Phone Olive on 534-6938 or Ann on 533-9991. Variety concert EASTERN Stars Concert Band’s variety concert is on July 19, 7pm at Eastgate Christian Centre, 5 Ben Lomond Cres- cent, Pakuranga. Tickets are available at the door, $25 (two adults, three chil- dren), adults $10, students and seniors $5. Phone Barrie or Marie on 271-4558 or 021-722-171. Market day SUMMERSET by the Park’s indoor market is on July 19, 10am to 2pm, 7 Flat Bush School Road. Rainbow beads, jew- ellery, laser engraving, arts and crafts, educational books, toys, preserves and live piano accordion music. Visit Cafe Divine for coffee and lunches. Phone Alaisa on 272-3950. Cat show CATZ Incorporated, a member of the World Cat Federation, invites people to Karnak National Festival of the Cat six-ring show. It’s on July 20 at Howick Recreation Centre, 563 Pakuranga Road, at 10am. Entry is adults $4, children and pensioners $2, family $10. Stepping stones A FREE and confidential programme for women who have experienced emo- tional and/or physical abuse starts in Pakuranga on July 21, 10am to noon. For more information, phone Nicole on 576- 6551 or text 027-470-9638. Young at heart SELWYN Centre for Young@Heart meets on July 21, 10.30am at All Saints Community Hall, 30 Cook Street, How- ick. The speaker is from East Health Trust talking about diabetes. Phone Mary on 535-1563. Book sale BOTANY Library is having a book sale for three days starting on July 18 with a good variety of adult books, factual and fiction, and children’s titles. It’s on level one, Sunset Terrace, Botany Town Cen- tre. Phone 272-0010. Diabetes support THE next meeting for the Botany/How- ick/Pakuranga diabetes support group is held off-site on July 23. For more infor- mation, phone Deralyn on 537-6692. Gardening movie FLAT Bush Garden Club is having a film evening instead of the monthly meet- ing on July 23. A special screening of the movie Gardening with Soul is at the Monterey Theatre in Howick. Tickets are $10, phone Jill on 533-7947, and for more information. Grief and loss TIME to enrol for term three of Sea- sons grief programmes, open to all from age five upwards, starting on July 23, 4-5pm, in Howick. No charge, non reli- gious. Phone Tania or Christina on 533- 0222 or 021-034-4587. For enquiries and enrolments, email griefandloss@ allsaintshowick.org.nz. Matariki event CELEBRATE Matariki through an introduction to Rongoa Maori (Maori medicine) workshop on July 26, 1pm at Botany Library. It will be delivered by Ngaronoa Renata, an established educa- tor and practitioner. Bookings essential, email jamie-lee.kingi@aucklandcouncil. govt.nz, or phone 272-0010. Camera club HOWICK Camera Club caters for pho- tography beginners to experts. It meets at 7.30pm every first, third and fourth Monday of each month in the basement of Howick Bridge Club (Howick Recre- ation Centre), Pakuranga Road. Phone Sheryl on 021-250-0852 or Grahame on 534-3917, or see the online website www.howickcameraclub.org.nz. Winter sale THE Hope Shop is having a winter sale until the end of the month on clothes for the family. Opening hours are 10am to 1pm, Wednesday to Saturday, at 219 Burswood Drive. Phone 273-9044, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.ecw.org.nz. Life and flowers PAPATOETOE Garden and Floral Art Society meets in the Wesley Methodist Church Hall, Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe, on July 22 at 7.30pm. The guest speaker is Lilia Sagala talking about life and flowers in Samoa. Cut flowers and floral art on display, trading table and supper. Visitors and new members welcome. Phone Rosemary on 278-2223 or Isabel on 277-9810. Highland fling THE Robbie Burns Association invites people to an afternoon of music, poetry, piping and song on July 19 from 2-4pm at the Masonic Centre, 59 Grey Street, Onehunga. For enquiries, phone Dave on 576-5985. While every effort is made to run the notices, volume and space restrictions may mean events will not run. Where publication of a notice is time-critical, groups should consider paying for a classified advertisement to ensure placement.
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