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8 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, March 6, 2014 www.times.co.nz CATCH A RIDE ON THE BOTANY FESTIVAL SHUTTLE $42 GENERAL ADMISSION Return Shuttle $25 125468 10:00AM to 7:00PM New York design CALLING architecture and design aficionados, New York, New York is a seminar by award-winning and renowned New York-based archi- tect David Howell. Brought to NZ by Auckland University, he presents a one-off Auckland seminar sharing his unique outlook on design and archi- tecture and how his Kiwi upbringing and his Manhattan way of life have sculpted his design ethos. It’s on March 12, 6.30-8pm, at the Engineer- ing Lecture Theatre, 20 Symonds Street, University of Auckland. Book at www.adnz.org.nz/events. Grieving parents COMPASSIONATE Friends is a peer support group designed to help par- ents who have experienced the death of a child. It meets on the second Monday of the month at All Saints Church, corner Cook Street and Selwyn Road, Howick, at 7.30pm, next meeting March 10. All welcome. For more details, phone Dianne on 533-0222. Who was Smales? THE Howick branch of NZ Soci- ety of Genealogists meets on March 8 at St Andrew’s Church Centre, Vincent Street, at 1.30pm. John Steele talks on “Smales of Smales Road – who was he?” Door charge $5, members a plate please, visitors wel- come. Phone 576-4715 or 576-5400. Seaside market BEACHLANDS market and car boot sale is on March 8, 9am to noon at Beachlands Chartered Club. Bring the family for a fun morning with a variety of stalls plus sausage sizzle and quick-fire raffles. Celebrate the club’s 65th jubilee with country mu- sic and free membership until June. Collect unwanted items, have a car boot sale for $10, or a stall for $20. To book, phone/text Margaret on 536- 6735 or 0274-954-312. Line dancing FROM March 10, the Monday class at All Saints Hall, Cook Street, will now be held at the RSA, Wellington Street, Howick, 10.30-11.30am for both Monday and Thursday classes. Entry $4, learn to line dance and have fun. Phone Merylin on 576-3344 or 0274-763-345. Mums’ timeout FOR mums with young children, Take Five meets every second Friday, 10am to noon at the Picton Centre, 120 Picton St, Howick. The crèche is in a nearby room for children to enjoy, while mothers attend their programme. Coffee and morning tea provided, new mums welcome. On March 7 we are feet pampering. Phone Bronwyn on 532-9240. Retirement years SENIOR discussion group for retire- ment years, “Legal talk made sim- ple”. Learn about wills, power of at- torney, and other legal information in a simplified format on March 12, 11.30am to 1pm (lunch included), at Dannemora Gardens, 30 Matarangi Drive, Botany. All welcome. Phone Suzanne, at Mike Pero Real Estate, on 215-2787. RSVP essential. Injured in Egypt THE 60+ luncheon group meets on March 11, 12.30pm at St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Bota- ny, $12. Mike Potter, who suffered a spinal cord injury in Egypt, asks: “Where is God when the story goes wrong?” It’s an inspiring journey of trauma, faith and hope. Bookings es- sential, phone 274-4864. Singers wanted PAKURANGA Choral Society wants more singers, male and female, to swell the choir for its 40th anniver- sary concert of Saul by Handel. If you have sung in a choir and are able to read a score why not come along on March 10 to Elm Park School, Gos- samer Drive, Pakuranga. No audition required. Phone Michael on 521-5154 or Sylvia on 534-9093. World of dance UPLIFTING dances at Flat Bush Old School hall, corner Murphys and Flat Bush School Roads on March 10, 7.30-9.30pm. The dances use simple chants and easy movements from different cultural and spiritual tra- ditions. All welcome, no partner or experience needed. Phone Sally on 021-235-2386 or email sally4peace@ gmail.com for more details, or just come along. Shark finning SOUTH Auckland Forest and Bird’s meeting at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Selwyn Road, Howick, is on March 10 at 7.30pm. Katrina Subedar speaks on the campaign against shark finning, while Riley Elliot presents research. All welcome. The Americas SENIOR Citizens Friendship Club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowling Club, corner Devon Road and Mor- row Avenue, on the first and third Friday of each month from 12.45-3 - pm for entertainment, music, bingo, plus trips. Tea and biscuits; come and make friends, $3. Janice Chandler talks about the Americas on March 7. Phone Olive on 534-6938 or Ann on 533-9991. JohN STEELE ILLEGAL street racing offences dropped by 49.6 per cent nation- ally in the past four years. Police Minister Anne Tolley says it has contrib- uted to safer roads, fewer deaths and injuries, and less antisocial behaviour in communities. It follows the introduc- tion in 2009 of legislation aimed at combating boy racer behaviour. Illegal street racing offences dropped from 2737 in 2009 to 1380 in 2013. Road deaths for 15-24 year-olds have also fallen from 105 to 66. “There are fewer boy racer offences through- out the country and police are firmly focused on reducing these numbers further,” says Mrs Tolley. “New Zealanders don’t want this dangerous and antisocial behaviour on our roads, or the deaths and injuries that result from it, and the message is getting through to boy racers that it won’t be tolerated.” Of the total 10,141 offences since 2009, only 242 offenders are on their second strike, 13 drivers have received three con- victions, while three cars have been destroyed. Judges have the discre- tion to grant destruction orders on vehicles. “The aim is not to crush cars, but to have a strong deterrent. The boy racer legislation is effective in letting these young driv- ers know there are severe consequences if they con- tinue to break the law. “Fewer offences mean safer streets and fewer deaths and injuries, both to innocent drivers caught up in this behav- iour, and to the boy racers themselves.” Offences dip VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-profit groups. Send notices to firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 271 8073, post to PO Box 259-243 Botany, Auckland 2163 or drop into our office at Times House, 50 Stonedon Dr, East Tamaki. While every effort 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 classified advertisement to ensure placement.
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