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10 --- Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, January 30, 2014 www.times.co.nz 124646-V2 12 CORTINA PL, PAKURANGA. Ph 577 0002. PAKURANGA PANELBEATERS 117524-v2 Country dancing JOIN a friendly group for easy English country dancing on the frst and second Wednesday of each month from 1.30-3.30pm at the St John Ambulance hall, Highland Park. For details, phone Roz on 576-8261 or Shirley on 532-9104. Feel the tranquility CENTERING meditation meetings recommence on Feb- ruary 2. Meet at 6.50pm for 7pm start at All Saints Church, corner of Selwyn Road and Cook Street, Howick. Music and meditation on a sacred text and centering prayer. For enquiries, phone the church offce on 534-6864. Fortnightly dances LOVE dancing and have no partner? Join us at the How- ick RSA for fortnightly dances held on Sundays from 7pm with a live band. There’s a $12 entrance fee, open bar, friendly people, and compli- mentary tea or coffee. The next dance is on February 2. For information, phone Carol on 021-401-235. Prostate cancer EAST Auckland prostate can- cer support group meets on February 4, 7pm at St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany, opposite Countdown beside Paradice Ice Skating. A counsellor will also be attend- ing to assist you and partners and support co-ordinator. For enquiries, phone Ann on 536- 4512 or 021-166-5439. Friendship club SENIOR citizens friendship club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowling Club, corner Devon Road and Waller Avenue, on the frst and third Friday of each month from 12.45-3pm. Entertainment, music, bingo, trips. Tea and biscuits. Come and make friends. Cost $3. On February 7 we are having Bingo. Phone Olive on 534- 6938 or Ann on 533-9991. For beginners TE REO Maori for beginners’ classes are held on Tuesdays in school terms at Keall House, Howick, from 10-11.30am. All welcome. Phone 534-1262 or 021-0226-6269. Singles group NEW Horizons is a social and friendship club for single 40s, 50s and 60s, with monthly programmes of barbecues, outings, dinners and flms. A club and prospective new members night is held on the frst Thursday of each month at Barrel Inn, Cook Street, Howick, from 7pm. Come along and meet new friends. For more details, phone Rex on 577-3459 or Suzy on 529- 4027, or see www.auckland- singles-social-club.org.nz. Middle East events UNIVERSITY of the third age (U3A) Pakuranga meets on February 3 at St Andrew’s Church, corner of Ridge Road and Vincent Street, Howick, at 1.45pm. The guest speaker is Dr Steve Hoadley, associ- ate professor of politics and international relations at the University of Auckland. His subject is the Middle East 2014 and challenges for the West. For enquiries, phone Bob on 534-4496 or Robin on 576-5572. Open day GIRL Guiding New Zealand’s open day is on this Saturday, 10am to 1pm, at Bramley Drive Reserve, in Farm Cove, next to Pakuranga Sailing Club. Find out more about Pippins, Brownies, Guides and Rangers for girls aged fve to 17. There will be lots of fun outdoor activities for all the family. For enquiries, phone Christine on 576-9552 or Anne on 576-3313. Country and Western EASTERN Districts Country Music Club meets on Febru- ary 5 at Bucklands Beach Hall, Wharf Road, from 7.30-10pm. Come along and listen to our singers or have a go yourself, $4 door charge for non-members. Phone Kevin on 534-5509. Market closes AOTEAROA Market, formerly the Botany Town Centre Mar- ket, has closed. All stallholders wish to thank customers and friends who have supported the market over the 10 years it has operated. For more details, phone Dorothy on 274-3883 or 021-188-8500. Combined Probus BUCKLANDS Beach Com- bined Probus Club meets next Monday, February 3, 10am in the War Memorial Hall, Wharf Road. The speaker is Ken Ring on long-range weather fore- casting. New members both men and women are very wel- come. For more details, phone Rosalie on 273-6985. Public speaking SPEAK confdently, no mat- ter what the occasion. Howick Powertalk will train you to speak with confdence in your personal and professional life in a supportive environment. Could also help with ESL (English as a second language). For details, phone Pat on 533- 9454 or Helen on 535-5627, or visit www.powertalkhowick. com. The new term starts on February 4. 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. 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. BEING PREPARED: An open day is held for Girl Guiding New Zealand at Bramley Drive Reserve, Farm Cove, this Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Everyone is welcome at the family- friendly event. Photo supplied Watch for that child, say cops AS SCHOOLS reopen, police are reminding motorists to take extra care to safeguard the most vulnerable road users. “With schools reopening, and with traffc fows in these areas returning to normal levels, let’s do everything we can to safeguard our kids as they walk and cycle to school – some of them for the frst time,” says Superintendent Carey Griffths, national road policing manager. “New pedestrians and cyclists are still building confdence and don’t have the ability to anticipate dangerous situations. “They are vulnerable road users, so it’s critical we encourage them to take extra care. “And with families getting back into the routine of the school drop-off and pick-up, there’s more congestion. It’s important all drivers be aware of their speed and keep a watch out for children, particularly as there will be more kids walking, cycling and bussing to school. “This means sticking to the speed limit, giving cyclists room and travelling at no more than 20kph past a stationary school bus.” Motorists are also reminded of the permanent reduced 4kph speed threshold around schools. “Children can be unpredictable, so motorists need to be well prepared to stop safely in and around school zones,” says Mr Griffths. He adds drivers should be considerate and sensible by not parking on yellow lines, in bus zones or where it’s unsafe to drop off children.
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