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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Monday, May 12, 2014 — 11 122298 NO JOINING FEE! PAKURANGA GOLF CLUB 199 Botany Road, Howick. Ph 534 3818 www.pakurangagolf.co.nz Take advantage of these great membership rates and enjoy all these member benefits! * Terms & Conditions apply. Offers subject to availability. ** All direct debit prices include a 5% loading fee. A first month equivalent upfront payment plus applicable hospitality credit, fees and insurances applies with the balance payable monthly. 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Make yours a coastal lifestyle SOLUTIONS, with the Citizens Advice Bureau THE Family Court has made changes, deciding it cannot continue to operate in the way it has been. It wants children and vulner- able people to be protected as its number one priority. It’s encouraging people to set- tle their disputes outside of court using parenting courses and dis- pute resolution. The court aims to cut down on the delays and people’s expense of going to court, as well as reducing stress within families. When parents work together taking care of their children after separation, their kids always do better. When parents cannot agree on matters concerning their chil- dren, the Family Court is still there to depend upon, but it has now become the last resort. Its Parenting Through Separa- tion course has been improved and will be free to all who need it. It helps parents to focus on their children, and hopefully avoid situ- ations that create disputes within the family. The new Family Dispute Resolu- tion service is available as the next step, where a mediator will assist parents resolve their issues. If there are still irreconcilable differences, people can apply to the Family Court using its simplified three-track court system. Most will be able to represent themselves without the need for a lawyer. Local Citizens Advice Bureaus at Pakuranga Plaza and Botany Town Centre can help people make sense of the Family Court changes. Advice is always provided free, confidential and informative. Solutions is a column from the ■■ Pakuranga Citizens Advice Bureau, Library Building, Aylesbury Street, phone 576-8331; Botany CAB on 271-5382, or 0800-367-222. Change in processes Shakespeare Aloud A GROUP of enthusiasts gathers fortnightly at Highland Park Li- brary to read and enjoy the works of William Shakespeare. No acting required. The next reading is on May 15 at 7pm. For more details, phone Teresa on 535-3092. Stage show TICKETS are on sale for the musi- cal The Mikado at Macleans College Auditorium, with performances on May 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, at 7pm; May 18 at 4pm, and a matinee on May 19 at 1pm. Tickets are available from accounts department: adults $20, students $12.50, between 8.15am to 3.30pm. New op shop THE Hope Shop has second-hand bargains, especially for families. Winter clothing is now avail- able and home-made treats and treasures. It’s open 10am to 1pm, Wednesday to Saturday, at 219 Burswood Drive, Burswood (near Chinatown). Phone 273-9044, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space for mums THE Space Programme for parents is a new morning session that starts at St Peter’s Anglican Church, Udys Road, Pakuranga, on May 15 at 9.30am. It’s mainly for first-time mothers with babies born since mid-February. For enquiries or to enrol, phone Barbara on 576-7817. Country music EASTERN Districts Country Music Club meets on May 14 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. Dancing slippers THE programme Stefania for Schools is based on the book Ste- fania’s Dancing Slippers by J. Beck and illustrated by L. Fisher. Some 733 Polish children like Stefania came to New Zealand in 1944. See original artworks, real objects from that time and see a DVD presenta- tion, at the Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot Street, Howick, on May 15, $2 entry. For more de- tails, phone 535-3530. Networking club THE Brightstars chapter of BNI meets every Thursday at the Ux- bridge Centre, 35 Uxbridge Road, Howick, from 7-8.30am. Visitors welcome. For information or a res- ervation to attend, phone Christine on 532-8733. Opportunity shop THE Garage Op Shop is open Thursday and Friday, 10am to 4pm, and Saturday 9am to 3pm at 96 Udys Road, Pakuranga. Come along to find a bargain. Phone 576- 2435, or email thegarageopshop@ pcf.gen.nz. Friendly seniors SENIORS Friendship Club meets at Bucklands Beach Bowling Club, corner Devon Road and Morrow Avenue, on the first and third Fri- day of each month from 12.45-3pm for entertainment, music, bingo, trips. Tea and biscuits, come and make friends, $3. The entertainer on Friday, May 16 is singer-guitar- ist Jim Joll. Phone Olive on 534- 6938 or Ann on 533-9991 for more information. Playing cards WE HAVE been playing the socia- ble card game whist every Thursday for 17 years and celebrate on May 15 with a bring-a -plate shared lunch. Whist starts at 10am, so the games and a few spot prizes are held be- fore lunch. New members are wel- come at the Howick Bowling Club hall, Selwyn Road, on Thursdays at 10am, just come along, or for more information phone Mary on 534- 9675 or Dulcie on 534-5662. Lecture on tinnitus AUCKLAND Medical Research Foundation is holding a free public lecture on Monday, May 19, 7pm at the University of Auckland Medi- cal School, AMRF Auditorium, 85 Park Road. “The Buzz on Tinnitus: What you think you hear and what the brain has to say” is presented by Dr Grant Searchfield. Phone Kathleen on 923-1701 for more information. 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.
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