Howick and Pakuranga Times
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www.times.co.nz 126322 john russell Localll Owned S Locally Des and Larry, Howick Village Butchery: Our lovely customers shopping with us on a regular basis. Hiretown, Howick: We are a family oriented and family run business supporting the DIY Kiwis and contractors in the community. Michael Ward, Michael’s Emporium, Howick: It’s providing a much needed service in Howick. Have you had any amusing experiences you would like to share? Wally Rice, Rices Mall, Howick: Some years ago, I was up on the roof of the front verandah of Rices Mall doing some maintenance in my role as landlord. I was hailed from below by a passer-by, yelling, “Wally, don’t jump! It’s just not worth it!” Business was not that bad. Des and Larry, Howick Village Butchery: They’re too naughty to talk about. Frith Jenkins, Howick Village Optometrist: We had an octogenarian call us to book an appointment and she said at the end, “oh and I also put my husband’s spectacles through the washing machine. They are very clean but need a little repairing”. This was all said with a little giggle. thriving community What do you like most about having a business in your location? Wally Rice, Rices Mall, Howick: We are proud to be part of Howick, a wonderful congenial village in close proximity to the sea. Rices Mall is based in the centre of Howick Village and is an integral part of its history. What better place for our retailers to acknowledge and rub shoulders with the many valued customers and visitors to the mall. Gerald Patterson, Harvey World Travel, Howick: Being in a prominent, accessible position in the main street of Howick. Sandra, Progress Automotive, Howick: We love having a village atmosphere and being part of the local community. Caryn Mawkes, Rockabye Early Learning Centre, Highland Park: We are located on a main arterial route, for easy drop off and pick up. Due to our handy location, our families come from near and far. Frith Jenkins, Howick Village Optometrists: The thing we love about having a business close to where we live is... no commuting! Des and Larry, Howick Village Butchery: Being part of the most vibrant village in Auckland. ➤ Turn to Page 6 RICES MALL Serving You Since 2003 Compass Building, 1 Ara Tai, Half Moon Bay. Ph 534 5638. Open Monday-Friday 8.30am-6pm; Saturday 9.30am-12.30pm This pharmacy has been part of the Half Moon Bay community for 30 years and under the current ownership since 2003. As the years have gone by our image has changed somewhat. Pleasing our customers is our top priority and we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to do this! As the pharmacy has evolved so has the image of the pharmacy. We are totally patient focussed, moving forward to offer blood pressure checks, weight loss advice, help with quitting smoking, and most importantly patient compliance with their medicines. The community has been serving us for 11 years now and for this we are most grateful. We value your support and also your feedback! We offer: • Postal services • Passport photos • Blister packaging of medicine • Ear piercing • Prescriptions • Natural health advice • With excellent customer care 126382 years e 126350 Serving You Since 1960 We provide the following services: - Eye Examinations* adult and children - Contact lens examinations and fittings - Eye health check (Glaucoma, diabetic eye disease etc) - Visual Field Screening - Drivers Licence examinations - Police examinations level 1 and level 2 Our eye examinations include retinal photographs * 94 Picton Street, Howick. Phone 534 8716. www.howickoptometrists.co.nz 126312 Howick Village Optometrists Since the early 1960s Howick Village Optometrists has been serving the local Howick community with quality eye health examinations. Second generation owner, Graham Jenkins and his wife Frith, work alongside their experienced team specialising in listening to customers to help them to see. Because Howick Village Optometrists is independently owned, Graham and Frith have a large selection of suppliers to choose top quality frames and lenses from, making their range of over 1500 spectacles one of the largest in the country. “Eye health is important for everyone; we test for more than just vision here. We care about our patients. It is not about what we can ‘sell’ to someone but how we can help to improve vision or diagnose one of the many diseases which may affect a persons ability to see.” – Frith For good, old-fashioned service and quality product, see Howick Village Optometrists. Serving You Since 1954 BACK IN THE DAY Howick was a small village with dusty roads and sheep-filled paddocks when HLT was founded in 1954. It took 20 years of sausage sizzles, cake stalls and other fundraising before a purpose-built theatre arrived on the Pakuranga Highway. Now an awardwinning community theatre renowned for its quality work, HLT stages five main productions and several HLT Studio plays each year, providing opportunities for everyone, regardless of age or experience. And if you want cheaper tickets, preferential bookings and no booking fees, why not buy a subscription? See www.hlt.org.nz for details. SEASON: JULY 12 TO AUGUST 2 It’s after midnight and Leo has just arrived at his grandmother’s West Village apartment. The troubled 21-year-old been travelling across the country for months, and now he wants a place to stay. Their evolving relationship, spanning a 70-year age gap, switches between irritability, bewilderment and love. Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A love story that’s as Kiwi as fish’n’chips. A Kiwi comedy/drama by Carl Nixon/NZ/2010 Directed by Terry Hooper SEASON: SEPTEMBER 13 TO OCTOBER 4 Set in a Chinese-owned fish and chip shop, Two Fish ‘n’ A Scoop follows the new romance between Pakeha employee Jason and the owner’s daughter, Rhea. However, pressure from friends and family soon threaten to derail their relationship. A hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking look at Kiwi culture. Language and content may offend. “The funniest comedy ever written.” – Daily Telegraph A comedy by Michael Frayn/UK/1982 Directed by Julian Harrison SEASON: NOVEMBER 15 TO DECEMBER 6 Doors slam, identities are confused and chaos reigns in this hilarious comedy that follows a motley and disorganised touring theatre company as they rehearse, perform and, well, try to make it through Nothing On. This Tony Award-nominated play will keep you laughing as the neverending mishaps continue to snowball out of control. Book all 3 shows for $72 and no booking fees “Easily the best play of the season.” – Time A dramatic comedy by Amy Herzog/US/2011 Directed by Nathan Hey LocallyOwned Si ce Serving You Locally Since... Times Newspapers Supplement — July 2014 — 5 ca ly Owned Since. ally Owned Since... ed Since ..
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