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Botany and Ormiston Times : Howick and Botany Wednesday July 30 2014
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Just 20 minutes from Botany Town Centre Fresh Market every Saturday 8am-12noon Ferry to the city only 35mins Arguably the most beautiful marina setting in Auckland 122848-v6 ON THE ROAD Student concert Auckland Town Hall, 303 Queen Street, Central Auckland August 4, at 7pm MACLEANS College pupils deliver a public music concert at the Auckland Town Hall next month. Eighty per cent of the money raised by the performance will go to the Starship Foundation, which financially supports Starship Children’s Health. Taking part in the concert are the school’s symphony orchestra, senior concert band, college choir and several performance soloists, among others. Tickets to the public music concert cost $25 for adults and $15 for students and children. To book, phone 0800-111 - 999, or refer online to www. ticketmaster.co.nz, and they’re available at the door if not sold out. Comedic play Howick Little Theatre, Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga August 6-9, shows at 2pm and 8pm HOWICK Little Theatre stages the New Zealand premiere of writer Theresa Rebeck’s comedic play The Understudy. The comedy is directed locally by actress Amie Bentall and centres on a fictional theatrical cast preparing to stage a play based on a novel written by Czech author Franz Kafka. It’s described as a “dazzling and humanistic look at people trying to do what they love in the face of obstacles that mount until all anyone can do is dance”. Tickets cost $18, or $15 with concessions. To book, phone 361-1000, or refer online to www.iticket. co.nz, and they’re available at the door if not sold out. Culinary delights ASB Showgrounds, 217 Greenlane West, Epsom Tomorrow to Sunday THE Food Show Auckland dishes up a large selection of the country’s best food, drink and kitchen equipment. Among the special features are free cooking demonstrations by top chefs including Peter Gordon, Simon Gault, Nadia Lim, Chelsea Winter, Annabelle White and others. There’s also a healthy living zone, coffee-making master classes, international and locally-made food and drink to sample and purchase, and more. Tickets cost $15-$100. To book, refer online to www.foodshow.co.nz, and they’re available at the door. Jazz performance Uxbridge Creative Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick Sunday, from 2-4pm THE Auckland Jazz Orchestra invites music lovers to its concert at the public arts centre in Howick’s Uxbridge Road. The orchestra is comprised of leading musicians from across the super-city and specialises in performing arrangements and compositions written by its members. Featuring well-known vocalist Caitlin Smith, it is set to deliver a programme of musical works made famous by late North American jazz composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington. Tickets cost $20. To book, phone 535-6467, and they’re available at the door if not sold out. Art exhibition Te Tuhi, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga Saturday to October 26 UNSTUCK in Time is a group art exhibition featuring work by artists including former Howick resident Matthew Cowan, Phil Dadson, Darcy Lange, Simon Morris, Kate Woods and others. Curated by Te Tuhi’s Bruce Phillips, it’s a “multi-format exhibition that explores how perceptions of time influence humankind’s occupation of the Earth and our relationship to each other”. The artists present conceptual threads from the relatively brief existence of people on Earth versus the planet’s geological timescale. Entry is free. That’s Entertainment with Chris Harrowell Chef Nadia Lim Photo supplied Civic offices consolidated THE Auckland Council says it’s in the process of reducing the number of its civic buildings in the central city from seven to three to save money and create more efficient and productive work spaces. The council purchased the former ASB Tower at 135 Albert Street in July 2012 for $104 million and staff are presently moving in. It says the move to 135 Albert Street results in savings of about $2.7m a year over the next decade, while over 20 years, the savings will be more than $100m. A decision on future accommodation had to be made as leases on rented buildings were coming up for renewal. Purchasing 135 Albert Street was the cheapest of all options examined, which included staying in existing buildings, constructing a new building, or purchasing an alternative existing premises. Savings are being realised through exiting leases on rented offices, operational efficiencies, better utilisation of space and reduced time travelling between offices. The council says staff productivity and effectiveness are also expected to improve as teams and groups work more closely together. In the long term, about 2400 staff will be accommodated in 135 Albert Street, including space for elected members. Some departments that were in Bledisloe House have already moved to 135 Albert Street, enabling staff in rented office space, such as on Hereford Street, to move to Bledisloe House or Albert Street. As part of the work to upgrade Bledisloe Lane, the customer services centre and reception in the ground floor area of the Civic Administration Building will be moved into the ground level of Bledisloe House. These works sit within existing renewal budgets, the council says.
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