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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, March 17, 2014 — 5 121 Vincent St, Howick • Ph 534 4000 • www.carpetland.co.nz 125047 Trusted Flooring Foundation Member UNTIL MARCH 31, 2014 Cavalier Bremworth Feltex | Godfrey Hirst A wide selection with discounted pricing ranging from $10.00 to $18.00 per metre Rockvale 100% solution dyed nylon, heavy duty cut pile, 4 colours $89 PER METRE Habitat 100% wool, heavy duty cut pile, 1 colour Pampas $105 PER METRE Buy any Godfrey Hirst or Feltex carpet and you could win a $10,000 grocery pack (Terms & Conditions Apply) CARPETLAND LTD Established 1981 Weekend ferry charter service A FERRY service designed to help people enjoy the attractions in the central super-city has been introduced. Pine Harbour Marina’s Sunday afternoon ferry charter service to downtown Auckland was launched on March 9 and runs until April 27. The ferry departs from Pine Harbour Marina to downtown at 2.40pm and returns at 8.20pm. The company says it set the timing to give people a chance to take a leisurely walk around the city and explore some of its events, have a meal, visit a bar, take in a movie, enjoy a show or watch a game. Regular services run 15 times a day Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays, and the catamarans can transport 49-99 passengers. Travel time from Pine Harbour Marina to downtown is 35 minutes. Free parking is available at the marina and a 24-hour security service is in place. Each way tickets for the Sunday charter service cost $15 for adults and $8 for children. They can be purchased at the Pine Harbour Marina reception office or on the ferry. For more information, phone 536-4720. Police seek ring’s owner HOWICK Police need public help to identify the owner of a valuable ring handed in to officers at the Fencible Drive station. It was found by a member of the public on the ground near shops on January 22. The gold ring contains 12 stones that look like diamonds. Constable Garry Boles has taken it to a jeweller, who said the ring may be worth about $2000. “It’s unusual for us to be handed rings this expensive,” he told the Times. People who believe they own the gold ring handed in to Howick Police by a member of public on February 22 can phone Mr Boles on 213-8945, or visit the police station, with proof they own the ring, at 35 Fencible Drive. NEWS BITES Old themes still relevant to new theatre audience TRUE ROMANCE: Starring in Howick Children’s and Youth Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s stage play As You Like It, are, from left, actresses Siobhan Donnelly and Kate Shaw, and actor Sam Harvey. Times photo Wayne Martin By Chris harrowell TALENTED young actors and actresses are set to brave the elements as they don theatrical garb in preparation for their next outdoor production. Howick Children’s and Youth Theatre (HCYT) is staging Wil- liam Shakespeare’s comedic play As You Like It, running from this Thursday to Sunday. It plays over four nights at Star of the Sea Park in Granger Road, Howick, as part of the Arts Festi- val Out East creative project, pub- licly funded by the Howick Local Board. The play is directed locally by HCYT deputy principal Kelly Scott and is being staged also thanks to additional financial support from the Lion Foundation. “This play is about love, conflict and deceit, which makes it com- pletely relevant to today’s society,” says Ms Scott. “It’s also about how love con- quers all in the end. “That’s something people like to see to this day.” HCYT’s retelling of As You Like It features a cast of 20 young actors and actresses aged 15 and older who belong to the drama school’s Offstage Youth Theatre. The play is set in France and tells the story of the heroine Rosalind, who flees her cruel uncle accom- panied by her cousin and a court jester. Adding a touch of authenticity to the production is the expert work of Howickian Marian Rocco, who made all the costumes by hand. The play’s cast began rehearsing 11 weeks ago. It’s prepared for the unexpected, with the production being staged outdoors. “That makes it more exciting for the audience and is a nice chal- lenge for the actors and actresses,” says Ms Scott. Among the actresses taking on major roles in the production are Macleans College pupil Kate Shaw, playing Rosalind, and Siobhan Donnelly, who attends Baradene College in Remuera, as Hymen, the goddess of marriage. They will appear onstage along- side Pakuranga College pupil and actor Sam Harvey, playing the character Orlando. The 16-year-old has an advan- tage over some of his young cast mates, as he acted in a previous HCYT production of another of The Bard’s plays, Twelfth Night. “As You Like It is one of the eas- ier Shakespearean plays to under- stand,” says Sam. “It’s a good introduction to his work.” Kate, 17, says playing Rosalind has been a unique journey. “She has to pretend she’s a boy, which is an interesting challenge,” she says. “The hardest part is learning and understanding the Shakespearean language.” Howick Children’s and Youth Theatre’s stage production of As You Like It plays at Star of the Sea Park, 29 Granger Road, Howick. Shows are at 7.30pm from this Thursday to Sunday. Tickets cost $10. To book, phone 537-4943, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they’re also available at the gate.
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