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10 — Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 www.times.co.nz Highland Park Shopping Centre www.highlandparkshoppingcentre.co.nz CORNER AVIEMORE DRIVE & PAKURANGA ROAD Colouring Competition Entries close on Saturday, September 6, 2014 and will need to be dropped off to Countdown Aviemore Dr, Highland Park. All entries will be on display and the winners will be an- nounced on Saturday, September 13 at 11am at the Highland Park Shopping Centre Gala. Three age groups: 0-3 Years, 4-6 Years and 7-years + Prize consists of Three Goodie Bags for each age group. Name: Age: 126916 Name: Age: Phone: BOTANY BEAT is a free community notice-board for non-profit groups. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. Public speaking DO YOU need help talking confi- dently in public? POWERtalk How- ick is offering a six-week course for those wanting to develop their speak- ing skills and self-confidence starting on September 2. For enquiries, phone 478-3638 or 027-814-2727. Spring show PAPATOETOE Garden and Floral Art Society stages its Spring Show on August 26, 7.30pm at Wesley Meth- odist Church Hall, Kolmar Road. Cut flowers and floral art on display, trading table and supper. Visitors and new members welcome. Phone Rosemary on 278-2223 or Barbara on 425-5371. Family trees TALKING Point is on August 27 at Pakuranga Library, 10.15am for tea and coffee, speaker at 10.30am. Maureen West from Heritage and Research talks about the added value official military histories can give to your family research. Travel buddies NO LONGER have a partner yet are still keen on travel? This travel group aims to avoid the high single supplement charges. It introduces like-minded people to seek compat- ibility, with the goal of becoming travel buddies. The next meeting is on August 24 at 11.30am for a social drink and chat on travel before lunch at 12.30pm at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club, Ara-Tai Road, Half Moon Bay. Gerald Patterson, from Harvey World Travel in Howick, will talk about some of the places he has been to. For enquiries, phone Robin on 535-4050, or email email@example.com. New members welcome. Conservation talks ORMISTON Combined Probus Club meets on August 21 at the Old School Hall, corner of Flat Bush School and Murphys Roads, at 10am. The main speaker is Rosemary Gatland on the Kokako Project in the Hunuas, and Bill Burrill on the new Waitawa Regional Park. Club membership is open and visitors are welcome. Phone Mike on 279-3956 or 021-772-478. Garden club FLAT Bush Garden Club meets on August 27 at St Paul’s Church Hall, Chapel Road, at 7.30pm. Guest speaker is Martin Walker talking on cacti and succulents. Trade table, raf- fle, supper, visitors welcome. Phone Jill on 533-7947 or Pat on 250-1447. Researching whakapapa WHAKAPAPA for Adults is a Fam- ily History Month session at How- ick Library on August 26 at 11am. Research whakapapa and learn about the resources available at Auckland libraries and tips for using websites. East Auckland Aglow MEETINGS are held on the last Wednesday of each month at Te Tuhi Community Centre, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, 9.30am for morn- ing tea and 10am start. The excellent speakers are refreshing and uplifting. All welcome, free admission. Phone Laraine on 573-4070, or see www. aglow.org.nz. Cycling seniors A NEW social and wellness focused seniors cycling club has formed in Howick and Pakuranga. All approxi- mately 50-plus or would-be cyclists are invited. We’d also like to hear from anyone who’d like to help in any way, in particular with website and social media skills. Email tsd@ xtra.co.nz, or phone Terry on 021- 053-1123 or 534-7660. Poetry readings HIGHLAND Park Library celebrates National Poetry Day on August 22 at 11am. Join in for poetry readings and refreshments. Phone 535-5935 for more details. Ladies Probus THE Ladies Probus Club of Howick Central meets on August 22, 10am at Nixon Hall, Sale Street. The speaker is Natalie Gauld talking about over the counter medicines. New mem- bers are welcome. Phone Jane on 534-9109. Sunday film POLISH Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick, screens Battle of Warsaw at 2pm on August 24. It’s a great movie about one of the most important battles in history. Entry by donation. Phone 533-3530, or see www.polishheritage.co.nz. Year 13 students of Howick College, Kelyn Ferguson, Hanzi Wang and Mark Forward, scored an overall third place in the annual computing NZ Programming Contest and a first in the Auckland/Northland sector. The five-hour contest was held at the University of Auckland. Photo supplied 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. Travel courses moving online DISTANCE learning for the travel industry is getting a boost with new online short courses. The International Travel College (ITC), with campuses in Botany and Central Auckland, has launched the courses this month. They’re geared for people starting to explore their interest, to those already working in the travel sector. ITC distance learning programme manager Carla Sutton says the courses have been created in response to industry needs. They cover training for cabin and ground crews, tour guiding, cruises, and careers in travel and tourism. Two online soft skills courses on winning with customers and sales skills have also been developed. “ We have strong connections across New Zealand with airline, travel and tourism operators,” Ms Sutton says. “ We asked them what they wanted from us and we were prepared to do what it took to provide it.” They gave a clear indication that courses should be offered to allow all those involved in travel and tourism to benefit, she says. “Developing these courses for online delivery was the best way. It makes them accessible and affordable to anyone without the constraints of time or money to do on-site training.” Because people can work from any PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone, Ms Sutton says the online study is ideal for those entering the industry, people wanting to update their skills, or employers wanting to help their staff members up-skill. “As with all our training, the online courses have been designed with real-world practical applications in mind,” Ms Sutton says. “ They have been written and designed by authors with a huge range of industry experience, real work and great teaching skills.” More information is online at www. itconlinetraining.com.
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