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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, August 15, 2013 --- 19 451 Ti Rakau Dr, The Hub Botany Downs. Ph 273 8088. Email: email@example.com. Monday-Saturday 9am-5.30pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. BEDPOST BOTANY AT THE HUB UP TO 50% OFF RRP 123280 Seven years ago Jenny Foster came onto the Howick Village Business Association team as a manager with a purpose -- to put Howick firmly on the Auckland map. A year later she was joined by Suzanne Kernot and, inspired by a common vision, the pair has done exactly that. Today, people come from afar to experience the warm village environment with its cafes and boutique shopping, its Saturday Market and many community events -- Kiwiana Day, Midnight Madness, Town and Country Day and the Santa Parade to name a few. What's more, there are a multitude of awards to attest to theirs and Howick's achievements -- winner of Manukau City's Business Association of the Year twice and twice a finalist in the Kiwibank Community of the Year award, plus numerous other accolades. But none of it has come easy. Jenny says: "It's taken an awful lot of hard work and long hours -- on a Saturday I'm here at 6am getting ready for the market." Suzanne adds: "It really has become a passion; we live and breathe Howick." The women agree the job at hand now is to keep Howick firmly on the map; a magnet to both locals and visitors. And, as usual, they have their plans firmly in hand. This includes a mammoth effort to bring together Eastern Inspirations, an extravaganza showcasing the region's abundance of fashion and artistic talent. "The October event encompasses Artscape and Blueprint with both shaping up to be outstanding," says Jenny. "Artscape involves a hard materials and artworks competition plus visual display. "Blueprint is a one-night fashion and wearable arts awards event open to students, artists and designers with $12,500 worth of prizes up for the taking. Both are attracting strong interest from entrants and spectactors." And when it's all over there won't be time for Jenny and Suzanne to rest on their laurels. Instead, they will be flat out organising Midnight Madness a few weeks later and then the countdown to Christmas." "But we love it," they agree. "We wouldn't have it any other way!" 122277A Suzanne Kernot and Jenny Foster Healthy growing hair on scalps, brows and lash lines may be a boon, but anywhere else it's a burden to many conscientious groomers. Fortunately, there are less painful and more effective ways of ensuring the hair stays off -- for good! Silk Laser Clinic in Highland Park offers a specialist laser hair removal service for women and men of all skin tones. It yields results as its name implies -- silky smooth and hair-free skin without regrowth after just 6-8 treatments. Using the state-of-the-art CoolGlide Laser developed by globally renowned American company Cutera, Silk Laser promotes safe, virtually pain-free and permanent hair reduction. Owner and New Zealand certified laser technician Kavita Upadhyay says the equipment has proven effectiveness and is US FDA approved to remove ingrown hair. "It is the best and safest medical grade laser available on the market." The laser works effectively by targeting the deep hair follicle. "It emits a light that penetrates the skin to destroy the hair follicle completely without damaging surrounding tissue and pigment in the skin." Having struggled with other hair removal methods for years, Kavita was completely sold on laser hair removal after trying it herself. "Waxing strips the skin of collagen, plucking and shaving are time- consuming, and epilators only promote in-grown hairs. To top it off, the cost of waxing and shaving over the years is just phenomenal!" The Botany Downs resident says she is so glad to be able to share the wonders of laser technology with her friends and family. Unlike many other businesses, Silk Laser is not purely driven by commercial gain. "It has always been my desire to help women in India who have been victims of abuse and gross injustice," says Kavita. "I am committed to helping these brave women seek justice and will help fund their cause through this venture." Right now, Silk Laser is offering a 10% discount on your next treatment if you recommend a friend. So, spread the word -- 10 friends could mean a FREE treatment! 123358a Kavita Upadhyay Cars don't appear out of nowhere in real life, but Wendy Witheridge from Auto Rentals can make that happen. When visitors, locals, business people and immigrants need wheels for their temporary stay, Wendy goes the extra mile to make sure all their transport needs are met. Based in Howick, Wendy's fleet of more than 30 vehicles caters for a wide range of needs and she makes the whole 'pick-up, drop off, get me to my accommodation' process extremely easy. "I deliver locally and will also collect clients from the airport, take them and their car to their accommodation -- for no extra charge. I will do the same in reverse when it's time for them to leave," she says. "However, I cater to a much wider spectrum than overseas tourists who fly into Auckland for a few days." Wendy's clients include: relatives, sometimes for months on end. Seven and eight-person people movers are perfect. maintenance close-downs and require a vehicle for them to get around in while here. while their own vehicles are being serviced or repaired. transport for around town appointments. they purchase for themselves. A family-run business, the team at Auto Rentals knows their stuff. With an auto- electrician husband, and son who's a mechanic, Wendy has all the help she needs to maintain her fleet and only sources the best cars with low mileage for greater reliability. And, because vehicles are only kept in the business for a year, customers and new immigrants who decide to buy one for their own can be assured they are buying a quality car for the best value. "Service is paramount to what we do," Wendy says enthusiastically. Wendy's fleet includes hatchbacks, small cars, family size sedans, station wagons, people movers and cargo vans (driver available on request). They are reliable, well presented and comfortable. Wendy also provides maps, GPS, mobile phones, child car seats, visitor guides and accommodation contacts. Visit www.autorentalsdirect.co.nz or give Wendy a call at: 123450a Wendy Witheridge Line dancing MERYLIN’S Line dancing classes are held every Monday 10.30-11.30am at All Saints Community Hall, Cook Street, Howick. Entry $4. Learn to line dance, have fun, great for all ages, aids mental and physical ﬁtness. To enquire, phone Merylin on 576-3344 or 027-476-3345. Sailing programme MARAETAI Sailing Club is holding an informative brieﬁng on its new sailing programme for summer. Are you a be- ginner, intermediate or advanced sailor, or are you a current or ex international, national or top youth sailor? We would love to see you down at Maraetai Sail- ing Club on August 18, 4pm at Maraetai Boat Club. Enquiries phone ofﬁce on 536-6649 ext 2. Sunday film POLISH Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick screens 80 million at 2pm on August 18, runs 100 minutes with English subtitles. Shortly before the announcement of martial law, the young activists of the Solidarity group organise a daring action at the federal bank. They access 80 million zloty be- fore the account will be blocked. Secu- rity Service ofﬁcers follow them step by step. Based on a true story. Entry by do- nation. All welcome. For more details, phone 533-3530. The great crooners OPERATUNITY Daytime concert presents The Great Crooners at the Picton Centre, 120 Picton Street, Howick on Tuesday August 20 at 11am. Sit back and relax to the fabulous music of the Crooners – Bing Crosby, Frank Sinat- ra, Dean Martin, Doris Day, Rosemary Clooney – they can’t make it but their music can. Tickets $30, including lunch, with discounts for groups and regular bookings. For more information or to book, phone 0508-266237 (toll-free) or online at www.operatunity.co.nz. Choral society LIGHT and Tasty is the name of the next production by Pakuranga Choral bring- ing a mix of romantic, classical, operatic, contemporary and humorous music to Howick on August 25, 2pm at All Saints Church, Selwyn Road, Howick. Stuart Weightman is guest conductor, Valerie Sowerby pianist and Alex Milligan solo- ist. A concert for all tastes. Tickets for sale at the door, adults $25, seniors $20, child $10. 50 years HOWICK Netball Club is celebrating 50 years this year and is searching for any information from the start of the club to collate for a social get togeth- er. If you are able to help with this or would like to register you can contact the organisers by sending an email to Howicknetballclub@gmail.com. Public lecture KNOWING the mind. Cultivating the mind Buddhist Psychology. This is a public lecture by New Zealander Vener- able Hui Feng on August 20, 7pm at Fo Guang Shan Temple, Stancombe Road, Flat Bush. To book your free ticket or for more information, phone 274-4880 or visit www.fgs.org.nz. Tips and tricks TALKING Point on August 21, 10.30am at Pakuranga Library with morning tea served at 10.15am. August is Family His- tory Month and we have Marie Hickey presenting ‘Bust Those Brick Walls Down – tips and tricks to help solve your family history puzzle’. All welcome. Travel group ARE you one of those men who for a wide range of reasons no longer have a spouse to travel with and still wish to travel? How many times have you asked how you can avoid the expensive single supplement? A new group is be- ing established for men without a travel companion to ﬁnd compatibility in a friendly group with the goal of ﬁnding a travel buddy. Find out more at our ﬁrst meeting August 21 in the Howick RSA at 2.30pm. Enquiries phone Robin on 535- 4050 or contact him by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Book fair COME and check out the Mighty Mam- moth Book Fair Captain Musick Air Scouts have in order to raise funds for sending scouts and leaders to the 2013 Jamboree in Feilding this December. We have an ex-book dealer’s stock of books to sell off, so there are some really great reads amongst the books for sale. Coffee and cakes scouting style on sale also. Help yourself to a library of knowl- edge by helping the scouts raise funds for their Jamboree. Saturday, August 31, at Captain Musick Air Scouts Den, 64 Pigeon Mountain Road, Half Moon Bay, 8am early bird entry $10. The 9am entry is by gold coin donation. Phone Glenda on 021-776-693. VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-pro t groups. Send notices to paulinew@ times.co.nz, 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.
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