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14 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, July 25, 2013 www.times.co.nz DESIGN & BUILD Call us on 271 8068 supplement Promote your business in our upcoming www.beautybible.co.nz SHOP ONLINE FOR AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF MAKEUP & BEAUTY PRODUCTS... Skincare, Makeup, Hair, Age Defying, Bath & Body, Fragrance, Tools Brands include: Argania, Red Seal, Berocca, Betadine, Aveeno, Neutrogena, Thin Lizzy, Trilogy, O.P.I., Dr Lewinn's, Sukin, Bioglan, Brut, Comvita, Freeman, GO Healthy NZ, La Vita, Burt's Bees, L'Oreal Paris, Elevit, Organix, and more. new zealand's leading beauty website beautybible.co.nz expert advice, beauty reviews, tips and tricks, product and salon listings e, n, Learn bridge BRIDGE lessons start on July 30 at 7.30pm and July 31 at 9.30am at the Howick Bridge Club, 563 Pakuranga Road. For enquiries, phone Ngaire on 576-9122. Sunday film THE movie Black Thursday screens at the Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick, on July 28 at 2pm, entry by donation. Poland, December 13, 1970: Newspapers publish sto- ries introducing the increases in prices of food. In Gdansk, there’s an explosion of public discontent. In the shipyard, a sit-in strike is announced. This reconstruction is of the dramatic events in Gdynia, when troops ended the pacifca- tion of demonstrators. As a result, 42 were killed and more than 1000 wounded. Phone 533-3530. Combined Probus BOTANY Dannemora Combined Probus Club meets on August 1, 10am at Eastview Baptist Church, 559 Chapel Road, with the Botany Downs Secondary College orches- tra performing for us. For enquir- ies, phone Ian on 537-0589 or Moira on 274-5471. Speaking English DAYTIME and evening ESOL classes are available at Edgewater College that include beginners, in- termediate, speaking, listening and pronunciation, workplace English and more. For more details, phone 576-4731. Money management PAKURANGA and Howick Budg- eting Service offers confdential and impartial advice on money management. It’s a free service with trained, volunteer advisers. For an appointment or more en- quiries, phone 576-5222. Charity night MASADA Children’s Charity is having a themed The Great Gatsby night at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club on August 2, 6.30pm to mid- night, donation $25. The dress theme is 1920s vintage. Food, dancing, entertainment, cash bar, bookings essential and no door sales. All proceeds go to funding the children’s sun shade. Phone 576-5229. Defensive driving THIS driving course will make you a smarter motorist and give you the confdence and knowledge to be safer on the roads. It also reduces the time period between getting your restricted and being able to sit for your full licence. For more details, go online to www. shortcoursesandworkshops.co.nz, or phone 576-4731. Parents session SPACE programme for parents is a new morning session at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Udys Road, Pa- kuranga, starting on August 1 at 9.30am. It’s mainly for frst-time mothers with babies born since April. For enquiries or to enrol, phone Barbara on 576-7817, or email us on stpeterspakuranga@ clear.net.nz. Making plans for Nigel YOU’VE seen him on the telly and read his books, and now you can see him in the fesh. Kiwi star of the Politically Incorrect Parent- ing Show, Nigel Latta, is helping Shelly Park School on August 15 to educate parents about parent- ing the up-to-10s. Doors open at 7pm, with the presentation start- ing at 8pm at Pakuranga United Rugby Club, 63 Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park. Tickets cost $30. All proceeds go to Shelly Park School. For tickets, email fundraise@shel- lypark.school.nz. Baking gingerbread GINGERBREAD horse bakers register now at www.ginger- breadhorse.co.nz for fun with the grandkids, friends and family. You’ll be supporting New Zealand Riding for the Disabled and To- tara Park Riding for the Disabled in RDA awareness week, Mon- day, July 29 to Saturday, August 3. Check out our website for more details, or phone Caryl on 537- 0436 or Karen on 537-1505. Fortnightly dances ENJOY dancing and have no part- ner? Join us at Howick RSA for fortnightly dances held on Sundays from 7pm with a live band, $12 en- try, bar, friendly people, compli- mentary tea and coffee. The next dance is on July 28. For enquiries, phone Carol on 021-401-235. Talking history A MID-morning discussion – Ho- wick history, a panel of old How- ickians, Owen Priestly, Elizabeth Bone (nee Blundell), Doreen Chan- dler (nee Vaile), Ramon Chandler and chaired by Howick historian Alan La Roche, talk about their family backgrounds and early memories of the area. It’s at Ho- wick Library, August 1 at 10.30am. To ensure a seat, phone the library on 534-5301. Build and create IS ON at Highland Park Library on July 28 from 10am to 3pm. Lego at the library, drop in and build and create on the last Sunday of every month. For more details, phone 535-5935. Deeper understanding SELF-knowledge is an eight- week course starting on July 31 at Highland Park Community House, 47 Aviemore Drive, from 12.30-2.30pm. Based on informa- tion from neurosciences and other sources, it will provide you with a deeper understanding of yourself and your relationships. For enquir- ies and bookings, phone Bernarda on 535-5311. Bargains galore THE St Columba Op Shop, in the church basement at 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany, has a big range of quality stock, clothing, bedding and household items for all the family. New specials each week, and the shop’s open Wednesday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm. Calling for leadership By ALEISHA MOORE, AUT journalism student AFTER half a century, the Howick Girls Brigade could be forced to disband due to a lack of volunteers. Started by members of Howick Baptist Church in the 1960s, it’s the largest Girls Brigade company in New Zealand. The departure of several of its leaders has left only two volunteers to look after the 50-strong brigade of girls. Jewels Annabell, one of the two remaining leaders, says she wants to see the Howick Girls Brigade legacy con- tinued. “What the programme teaches young girls is important. I want to go down fghting.” She’s keen to fnd people willing to commit to the group, which meets for two hours every Wednesday night during school terms. “A lot of the parents don’t realise how bad it is. Part of it might be the mentality that it’s going to be a huge thing, when in reality it’s only two hours on a Wednes- day night, and some admin from time to time.” During the next term, the brigade will be forced to combine the junior, senior and pioneer programmes, which Ms Annabell says will be a shame for the girls. “It’s hard to create a programme that’s just as good for a nine-year-old as it is for a 17-year-old. The nine-year-old will struggle and the 17-year-old will just be bored.” Ms Annabell says anyone interested in assisting with leadership is welcome to go and take a look. “No pressure, we’re not going to force anyone to do it. We’re keen to just have help, even if it’s just for a few weeks or half a year. We’ll take anything.” Jewels Annabell can be contacted on ■ phones 535-0091 or 021-633-699. The next meeting of the Howick Girls Brigade is on Wednesday, July 31. 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. HIGH ROLLERS: Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson is supporting the 1920s themed The Great Gatsby fundraising night for Masada, the family charity, operated by Norma- Jean Van De Rheede, on August 2, at Bucklands Beach Yacht Club. 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