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16 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, March 27, 2014 www.times.co.nz 12 CORTINA PL, PAKURANGA. Ph 577 0002. PAKURANGA PANELBEATERS 117524-v2 massiveroadbikesale+++ 124767-V2 Workshop on pests A FREE workshop is on April 3, 6.30-8pm at Botany Downs Secondary College, Chapel Road. Learn how to look out for what’s living in your back- yard, and how to catch pos- sums, rats and mustelids in traps. It is run by an Auckland Council biosecurity specialist sharing tips, how to read for pest signs and what to look for when deciding where to set traps. RSVP before April 1 to Trudy Rankin on phone 0273-333 -647, or email trudy. firstname.lastname@example.org. Money management WANT to find out what options there are for investing money wisely? A free seminar by Andrew L’Almont from Baptist Savings is on April 1, 7.30pm at Pakuranga Baptist Church, 2 Fremantle Place. Supper provided, all welcome, for more details email events@ pakbapt.org.nz. Spit.It.Out MAKE a date for an afternoon at Botany Library listening to poets and writers reading from their work on March 29, 1-2.30pm. Speakers are Michael Botur, Peter Durney, Linley Jones, Michael Morris- sey, Janet Pates and Kirsten Warner. Spit.It.Out connects readers with Auckland’s best storytellers and is staged by the Auckland Authors’ Soci- ety. Bookings are recom- mended, gold coin donation to cover refreshments. Phone 272-0010. Hand embroidery AUCKLAND Embroiderers’ Guild is offering an outreach programme of 10 two-hour classes to learn hand embroi- dery. They’re at Ribbon Rose, 45B Mt Wellington High- way, on Saturdays, 12.30pm-2 .30pm, commencing on April 5. For brochure and details, phone Elizabeth on 537-9491. Better health PROSTATE Cancer East Auckland support group Bot- any meets on April 1, 7pm at St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive. Guest speaker is Debby Murphy talks on “Why osteopathy for better health?” A counsellor Catherine Rus- sell will attend to support you and partners. Phone Ann on 536-4512 or 021-166-5439. Fitness and fun A ZUMBA exercise session for the world and wisely 60-plus is held on April 2, 11.30am to 12.15pm, at How- ick’s Uxbridge Centre. Zumba Gold classes are tailored for the mature woman who wants to get the most out of life. Entry is by gold coin donation. For more information, phone 535-6467. Date for singles NEW Horizons is a social and friendship club for single 40s, 50s and 60s, with monthly programmes of barbecues, outings, dinners and films. A club and prospective new members night is held on the first 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. Building blocks LEGO at Highland Park Library is on March 30 from 10am-3pm. Drop in and build and create on the last Sun- day of each month. Phone the library on 535-5935. Floral festival THE biennial Floral and Arts Festival 2014 Aotearoa is open for viewing at St Columba Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany, from March 26-29, 10am to 4.30pm. The theme is based on the national anthem, the centennial of the start of World War I, and bicenten- nial since Samuel Marsden first preached Christianity in New Zealand. Entry $5, tea and light lunches available. Hello neighbour FLAT Bush Community Group celebrates Neighbours Day with a market at the Old Flat Bush School hall, corner Murphys and Flat Bush School Roads, on March 30, 10am to 3pm. Phone Pat on 250-1447. Combined Probus BOTANY Dannemora Com- bined Probus Club meets on April 3, 10am at Eastview Bap- tist Church, 559 Chapel Road. The speaker is Ken Brierley on “Weather”. For more details, phone Geoff on 271-1034 or Murray on 534-7082. PREPARED: The Captain Musick Air Scouts group of Cubs at the pedestrian tunnel under Prince Regent Drive, Half Moon Bay, which they cleaned up as part of their community service. Identifying our top employees IS THERE someone in your workplace who regularly goes above and beyond the call of duty? If so, Pakuranga Rotary Club wants to hear from you. The club is keen to identify examples of vocational excellence, and is offering local business owners the chance to nominate a staff member who delivers more than is expected. “We’re planning a special, high-profile awards evening in May when those employees judged to meet the highest vocational standards will be recognised with a unique presentation and diploma award,” says club president David Wardell. “Past awardees have reflected a wide range of trades, service and administration roles and delivered very special work qualities that tend to set both them and their business as a local standout. “We want to publicly reward exceptional work standards that impact the community and, through this event, enable local employers to highlight staff who go the extra mile.” Nominations can be made by employers or customers, and every recommendation will be investigated and followed up confidentially by Pakuranga Rotary Club. Enquiries or nominations are welcome on phone 271-0247. Judging will be done by four past presidents of the club and prizes will be presented at a function on May 26. “Rotary has always had a special focus on vocational service and this is very high in the several ethical service characteristics required of Rotarians,” says Mr Wardell. DAvID WARDEll Photo supplied VILLAGE VOICE is a free community notice-board for non-profit groups. Send notices to email@example.com, 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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