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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, November 28, 2013 --- 37 GIRLS' NIGHT OUT... From Brownies' uniforms to high heels, hot sex, toe cleavage, Madonna, tight sweaters, gang insignias... and mothers. Women's stories about their clothes and the funny, startling memories they trigger. THREE NIGHTS ONLY: DECEMBER 5, 6, & 7 at 8pm Bookings at Howick Little Theatre. Ph 534 1406. Tickets $28 (Groups of five or more, $25) Anna Baird Laurien Barks Rebekah Bourhill Rae McGregor Lynn Webster The hit show currently playing in eight countries. One thousand performances in New York! Winner 2010: Audience Choice of favourite off-Broadway play and the NY Drama Desk Awards. LA Times: "A mighty whack to your funny bone". Hollywood Reporter: "A wonderfully witty show". Eagle Productions present the Auckland premiere of By Nora Ephron ("When Harry Met Sally", "Sleepless in Seattle") 123660 Ye Olde Bailey Bar & Restaurant 2/272 Ti Rakau Dr, Pakuranga Ph 273 4271 Ye Ole Bailey Tues-Fri $10 Lunch Conditions apply Available for functions Free venue hire (conditions apply) DJ & Karaoke Every Friday from 8pm Sunday Roast All day roast every Sunday Happy Hour Every day during the week 123395 RESTAURANT & BAR AUTHENTIC FINE THAI CUISINE Fully Licensed & BYO Wine BOTANY JUNCTION 123 Ormiston Rd, Flat Bush Ph 271 6474 Open for Lunch & Dinner every day LA CENTRAL 71 Lunn Ave, Mt Wellington Ph 570 7009 Open for Lunch & Dinner every day www.spicesthai.co.nz 118886-v2 25 Wellington St, Howick. CHECK OUT THE CALENDAR OF EVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK TO FIND OUT WHO IS PLAYING THIS WEEK! www.howickrsa.co.nz "JUST US" THIS FRIDAY FROM 7PM! All Afﬁliated Club members are welcome at the Howick RSA KIDS' CHRISTMAS PA RT Y Saturday, December 7 from 2.30pm Drop in a present for your child before December 1 to register New Band JUICE ON THE LOOSE Friday, December 13 Rhythm & Blues, Funk, Soul Band CHRISTMAS LUNCHES AT CRUMPY'S Friday, November 29 and every week in December Bookings essential CLIFF RICHARD TRIBUTE BY GLENN CARLEY Friday, December 20 --- Free entry 120214-V24 20 CHRISTMAS HAMS & 10 TURKEYS TO RAFFLE ursday, December 5 Tickets on sale from 5.30pm ($5 per ticket, 30 chances to win) Dining & Leisure WAKING up with the spring of someone who knows they’re ﬂy- ing off to holiday land in a few hours, I was on cloud nine. Until I glanced at my phone to see ‘1 missed call’. The next thing I know I was listening to a voice- mail – I heard only the words “ﬂight”, “gate”, “closing”, and gradually became consumed by the fact my ﬂight had taken off 10 hours earlier without me and my hubby. As it turns out, 1am and 1pm are very different times. And having always ﬂown at mid-day on the same airlines to our regular two destinations – London and Kuala Lumpur, I had naively conveyed this erroneous assumption to the now livid man I once called my beloved. Several thousand dollars later and after a less than perfect holi- day, I have learnt that hindsight is indeed wonderful but also painfully excruciating. Here’s some advice in its tried and tested glory: Flight details and passport – ■ Check, double check and triple check every day leading up to your ﬂight – do not rely on your travel partner! Cancellations – ■ Once an out- going ﬂight has been missed, the returning ﬂight will be cancelled. In our case, rebooking the re- turning ﬂight was not an option as it was full. If the return ﬂight has to change, make arrange- ments – accommodation, work, and airport transport. The discounted route isn’t ■ always best – Booking hotels on websites such as Expedia and all may seem ﬁne, but when chang- es need to be made, it happens in a roundabout way; ie. go through Expedia, wait for Expedia to get in touch with the hotel, and ring Expedia again. Insurance – ■ Be sure it’s sort- ed well before the ﬂight. Certain credit cards offer travel insur- ance; so if you’re contemplating some extra ﬁnancial security it may be a good idea to apply for a new one. Luggage – ■ Invest in good quality suitcases and bags that won’t fall apart. Check how many pieces of luggage per person are allowed to be checked in, and of course, bag- gage weight. Hotels – ■ When switching ho- tels or travelling from place to place for short one or two-night- ers, pack what you need into a small bag and leave the rest in the car. Transport – ■ Buy an Oyster card for The Tube in London and keep it – it doesn’t expire and topping up is more cost-effective than buying a new card. Lastly, don’t beat yourself up about it if something doesn’t go to plan and enjoy the holiday (easier said than done)! Holiday horror -- lessons to be learnt The anticipatory glow of a much-needed holiday dulled into a black hole of despair for reporter NATALIE BRITTAN recently when she discovered a major flaw in her plans. She shares the cost of this mistake as well as other lessons learnt. THERE can be no better title for the Pakuranga Choral Society’s annual Christmas concert than “The Reason For the Season”. Featuring an array of beauti- ful Christmas music focused in some way around the Christmas story, the concert will take place at 2pm, Sunday, December 8, at All Saints Church, Howick. With a mix of the old and the new, there will be many well- known carols, such as, “Away in a Manger” and “Ding Dong Merrily on High” but also other numbers that are not strictly car- ols but are still closely linked to this special season. Among these are two great settings of Ave Maria by Schu- bert and Caccini; the Pie Jesu from the Lloyd Webber Requiem and David Hamilton’s spritely setting of Mary’s Boy Child. As a special highlight, the choir will also sing, Mary, Did You Know. Now well into their work under the spirited and no-non- sense direction of Lynne Ander- son, the choir is responding with its usual vigour and enthusiasm. With them will be a rising star, 16-year-old ﬂautist, Zoe Sten- house-Burgess. Zoe has been playing the ﬂute for eight years and is studying under Professor Uwe Grodd. She has already won scholar- ships and several awards and has performed in a concerto concert in Japan. Once again, accompaniment will be provided by pianist, Valerie Sowerby. Old and new friends are encouraged to come along, join in some of the carols, partake of the customary mulled wine and mince pies and help to get the festive season off to a good start. Tickets at the door – adults, $25, seniors $20 and children $10. – Hal Marryatt "The reason for the season"
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