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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Monday December 1 2014
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SUPPORTIVE: The playing group that took to the fairways for the Kurt Williams’ memorial golf day. Photos supplied Fitting tribute to a good man IT WAS the perfect day in memory of my son. Thanks to the Howick Golf Club and family and friends for helping make Kurt Williams’ memorial golf day so special. There were 39 invited friends and family in the field, who all had a wonderful day, with fantastic weather. Kurt was killed while working at an iron ore mine at Christmas Creek in the Pilbara region, Western Australia, in August 2013, aged 26. Diane Andrew, Howick Favourable decision WE APPLAUD the Howick Local Board members in their final deci- sion to allot money to the restora- tion of Mellons Bay foreshore to some of its previous beauty (Times, October 30). We are aware that not all were in favour, but that a majority voted for it. We commend those who have the foresight to approve this work, as without it the foreshore will be lost forever. As New Zealanders, we tend to be pretty laid back until something either disappears or it’s too late, so the decision before there is no beach left to protect or to replace is a marvellous move. We pay not an inconsiderable amount of rates each year to be controlled by the local board, so its small contribution will be received most gratefully. John and Sally Champion, Mellons Bay Story time JOIN in a fun-filled 30-minute ses- sion of music and great stories at Pakuranga Library every Thursday at 10.30am during school terms. It’s suitable for anyone aged between three and five. Christmas in Poland STORIES, traditions and decora- tions using paper and wool work- shop will be held on December 7 and 14 from 2-4pm at the Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 El- liot Street, Howick, $8 per person. Make Polish tree decorations called spiders from wool; create your own unique Christmas star from paper; taste Pierniki, a spicy Christmas ginger biscuit (recipe given on the day); learn about the Christmas Eve traditions, including star watching and the Polish Wigilia supper; see a presentation of Polish Christmas stories and enjoy background mu- sic of Polish Christmas carols. To book a place, phone 533-3530. Lions’ bling HOWICK Lions Club meets on De- cember 3 at 6.30pm at the Nixon Community Hall, Sale Street. There will be a bling-themed dinner, $25 per person. Visitors welcome. For more information and bookings, phone Alan on 577-5135 or Ian on 576-7592. Date for singles NEW Horizons is a social and friendship club for single 40s, 50s and 60s, with monthly programmes of barbecues, outings, dinners and films. A club and prospective new members night is held on the first Thursday of each month at Barrel Inn, Cook Street, Howick, from 6.30pm. For more details, phone Rex on 577-3459 or Suzy on 529- 4027, or refer to www.auckland- singles-social-club.org.nz. Country music THE Beachlands Maraetai Coun- try Music Club meets every second Thursday at the Maraetai Bowling Club, 7.30-10pm. The next play date is December 4. For more de- tails, phone Laurie on 271-0533 or Joclyn on 273-6364, 021-160-5012. Mainly music A FUN and interactive music ses- sion for young children from birth to school age with their parents/ caregivers is held at St Peter’s Church, corner Udys and Reeves Roads, Pakuranga, on Tuesdays at 10am. The session takes about half an hour. Then children enjoy a snack followed by a short playtime, allowing the adults to have a chat over refreshments. Entry costs $3 a family, all welcome. Phone the church on 576-7817. Volunteers needed HOWICK Lions Club is looking for community volunteers to assist it in supervising the Howick Lights Snow Cave display in Picton Street, running until Christmas Eve, 8-11pm, most nights. The display is an annual highlight for families with young children at Christmas. For more details, phone Craig on 535-2233. Active playgroup CESSION Community Playgroup offers three fun styles of playgroup with no waiting list: Tuesday music time; Wednesday art focus; Friday gym focus. It’s all at The Depot, Sir Lloyd Drive, Lloyd Elsmore Park (behind the netball courts) from 9.30-11.30am, $3 per family a ses- sion. Contact playgroup coordina- tor Katie on email playgroup@ces- sion.org.nz, or phone 021-299-6171, or come along and try for free on your first visit. Dogs’ day out A BICHON frise fun day for dogs and their owners is at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall on December 7 at 11.30am, entry $2 per adult. Bring a shared plate for lunch. Dogs don’t need to be perfectly groomed or behaved, but must be pure bred bi- chon frise. For more details, phone Bev on 021-0233-0028. KURT WILLIAMS VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-profit groups. 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