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8 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, September 27, 2012 www.times.co.nz 118502-V11 Photo Blocks 200mm wide x 250mm deep Two different designs $40 Tea Towel $15 Howick cut and dried To buy call into Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki or order online @ www.times.co.nz or at Victoria's in Picton St, Howick Unique local gifts Treat family and friends to a unique gift that puts Howick on the map and in your home. Howick Canvas $150 594mm wide x 841mm deep (A1) Great statement on your wall AUTO GAS CENTRE (NZ) LTD LPG SPRINGSGATE ENERGY CENTRE 30 Springs Rd, East Tamaki HOURS: Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm, Sat 8am-12 noon Ph 274 8229 9KG REFILL $28.00 • Try our Express LPG ﬁll service while you wait!! • We reﬁll any size bottle — small 2kg to big 45kg bottles • We reﬁll bottles with clip on adaptors • Come see the LPG experts with over 20 years’ experience ﬁrst! GET READY FOR THE BBQ SEASON! 121456 SPECIAL LPG PRICE! the women's guide to everything! TAKE a short drive to the coun- try and be transported back in time at Brookby School’s an- nual Ag Day this Saturday. The rural school’s traditional event dates back to 1875 and every effort is made to maintain its old- world charm. Nearly all of the 108 pupils from years 1 to 8 have been raising a lamb, kid goat, calf or chicken for entry into the animal judging com- petition for the Ag Day Cup. Principal Lyn Gordon says more than half of the students are raising chickens. “They’re the most convenient. There are lots of our city families with chicks in their hot-water cup- boards.” All animals are judged on care and condition, with calves also marked for leading, goats and lambs for calling, and chickens for perching. “The emphasis has changed from how an animal is presented to how the child interacts and bonds with it,” says Mrs Gordon. As well as the pet pageant, there will be cake stalls, lucky dips, throwing challenges, auctions, raf- fes and a number of rides and kids activities. Students also submit entries in the fower show and craft fair, with an overall agricultural day winner named. Mrs Gordon says the event sets Brookby apart from other schools. “In our school charter, one of the local curriculum goals is to retain the rural traditions and favour of the school. “The day is always very enjoy- able and, for most children and their families, turns out to be a very rewarding experience.” Ag Day runs from 10am to 2pm on September 29 at Brookby School, West Road, Clevedon. Pupils keep it rural MATES: Kid goat Basil is already a winner in year 5 pupil Mikayla Strydom's eyes. Times photos Wayne Martin GOT TALENT: Brookby School pupils Luke Creemers, left, with Primrose, and Sam McRae with Lambo, their entries for the annual Ag Day animal judging competition.
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