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10 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, April 18, 2013 www.times.co.nz 30 Matarangi Road Botany Downs www.metlifecare.co.nz OPEN DAY AND ART EXHIBITION Friday 19th and Saturday 20th April 10am to 3pm Call Peter on 09 272 2467 Beautiful art with a location to match! Dannemora Gardens is once again proud to be hosting an exhibition of fne local art and everyone is invited. Simply come along and view the work on display from both the Howick Art Group and our very own residents and staf. There will be something for everyone, and who knows, you may just pick up a new piece or two! While you are here, you are also welcome to explore the rest of the village and see the fne art of retirement living in these picture perfect surroundings. We look forward to seeing you. Art Exhibition and Open Day – Everyone is welcome. Dannemora GARDENS See the fne local art and a masterpiece of retirement living. 121230 RHM6042 To feature in our upcoming Anzac Day feature please call 271 8068 NOW! Garden club FLAT Bush Garden Club meets on April 24 at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Church Hall, Chapel Road. The guest speaker is Jane Wrigglesworth from NZ Gardener talking on herbs. Raffe, trading table, supper, visitors wel- come. Phone Jill on 533-7947 or Pat on 250-1447. Early settlers ARE you a descendant of Auckland’s early settlers? Lyn Whelan talks about NZ’s industrial schools for “the care of abandoned or delinquent children” from 1867, at the meeting of the NZ Fencible Society, on April 21, 1.30pm at Panmure Library, Pilk- ington Road. Join us for afternoon tea and have a look at our research mate- rial on the Fencibles. Phone Nancy on 298-9202. Craft workshop POLISH traditional costumes and paper fowers workshop is on April 23, 10am to noon, at Polish Herit- age Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick. Find out how to make col- ourful fowers from crepe paper and make a traditional Polish hairband. Children need to be able to use scis- sors. Bookings essential, $6 per per- son. All welcome. Phone 533-3530 for more information. Live day HOWICK Historical Village’s special live day on April 21 commemorates the soldiers of the 1800s who came to New Zealand from Britain. Military displays, talks about a soldier’s lot in Victorian Auckland, and our migrant women unpack the trunk after a long sea voyage. Normal entry applies, 10am-4pm. Phone 576-9506. Child sponsoring THE Beautiful Survivor tour will be in Howick on April 20 at Elim Chris- tian Centre, 159 Botany Road, at 7pm, featuring former Ugandan spon- sored child Lillian Nakabiri and Kiwi singer-songwriter Juliagrace. Senior friends BUCKLANDS/Eastern Beach Sen- ior Citizens Friendship Club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowling Club, 21 Morrow Avenue, on April 19 from 12.45-3pm to do a cake test. Bingo, games and trips with afternoon tea and biscuits. Cost $3. Phone Olive on 534-6938 or Rosemary on 532-8510. Diabetes support BOTANY, Howick, Pakuranga dia- betes support group meets on April 24, 7.30pm at the Salvation Army Room, 298 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany. The guest speaker is a gym instructor discussing exercise and how it affects diabetes. Phone Geoff on 271-1034. Popular course CELLPHONES for seniors’ course returns to Howick on April 23 and 30 at All Saints Community Centre, Cook Street, 10am to noon. Basic two- week workshop helps seniors join the “mobile” generation, one-on-one tutoring, how to use cellphones from basics to texting to camera. Take phone, user book and reading glasses. Morning tea included. Free entry but donations gratefully received. Phone Age Concern on 279-4331 ext 800, to register interest. Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a place on these courses. You will receive a phone call confrming your place a couple of days beforehand. Hanging gardens PAPATOETOE Garden and Flo- ral Art Society meets on April 23, 7.30pm at Wesley Methodist Church Hall, Kolmar Road. Guest speaker Leigh Nicholson talks about hanging gardens. Visitors and new members welcome, trading table and supper. For more information, phone Rose- mary on 278-2223 or Margaret on 278-8395. Anzac activities ANZAC crafts for children are on at Botany Library, April 24, 10.30- 11.30am. School holiday activities to commemorate Anzac Day. Take a friend and get crafty to celebrate heroes of our land. Free entry, book- ings recommended, phone for more details on 272-0010. Hypnotist evening A HYPNOTIST evening with Guy Cater is on at Pakuranga Rugby Club on April 26 at 7.30pm. Show includes comedy, hypnotism and music. Tickets $35 each and include a free supper, also raffes and silent auc- tion. Show’s not suitable for young children. It’s a fundraising event for Howick College’s rugby and net- ball tour to Melbourne. For tickets or more information, email Cathie. Johnson@howick.school.nz. SUPPORTIVE: Joy Mann of The Pride of Howick service club hands over $500 to Westpac Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust crewman Dean Harvey. The ladies of the club are seen regularly outside the Warehouse, Botany, with their charity fundraisers and sausage sizzles. For more than 20 years, the women have raised money for charities and last month handed over the $500 to the helicopter trust when visiting the chopper team. For more information about The Pride of Howick, phone Joy Mann on 274-0071. Photo supplied Meeting targets HUNUA MP Dr Paul Hutchison says the most recent National Health Targets show continued improvements to front line health services in the electorate. “Across New Zealand, patients continue to receive better health care, and Counties Manukau District Health Board is no exception,” he says. “Hunua patients are beneftting from shorter stays in emergency departments (ED), with 96 per cent of patients being admitted, discharged, or transferred from the ED within six hours. “This quarter we reached a total of 78,731 elective surgical discharges across all DHBs. “Our district health boards across the country have performed nearly 4000 more elective operations than planned already this year – well on the way to exceeding the target of increasing the elective surgery volume by at least 4000 discharges each year.” Counties Manukau DHB exceeded its target number of elective procedures by 108 per cent, with 618 elective discharges. “Smokers are receiving better help to quit, with 95 per cent of hospitalised smokers being offered advice to quit. Nationwide, we’re meeting the target of 95 per cent for the frst time. “All patients ready for radiotherapy and chemotherapy received it within the world gold standard of four weeks. Ensuring patients get quick access to radiotherapy and chemotherapy is one way hospitals can help ease the burden of being diagnosed with cancer. “Health services are important to families and the latest fgures show we’re making real improvements.” VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to email@example.com, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our o ce at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. While every e ort 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 classi ed advertisement to ensure placement.
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