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4 — Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, August 21, 2014 www.times.co.nz Highland Park Shopping Centre www.highlandparkshoppingcentre.co.nz CORNER AVIEMORE DRIVE & PAKURANGA ROAD Spend more than $60 on products and receive a FREE Toe Ring. Limited time only. We are relocating... Join us for our opening on Monday, August 25 Drinks & nibbles will be served 126913 OPENING SPECIALS: Spa Pedicure & Manicure $42 Full set of Acrylic Nails $40 Party Tip $45 Manicure with Shellac Colour $35 Gift Vouchers available Bookings available now from August 25 to September 15 Shop 11 Highland Park Shopping Centre. Ph 534 0552, Mob 027 688 8888 email@example.com Open 6 days a week and for special appointments Looking back, 25 years ago... From the files of the Howick and Pakuranga Times, in 1989 Parliament assignment AUGUST 21, 1989: Parliament Week was a learning experience for two Pakuranga College seventh formers. Helen Dallimore and Phillip Guyan were chosen to represent Pakuranga for a day and flew to Wellington for a first-hand look at the Beehive. The pair joined other New Zealand school pupils in a series of questions and answers with Members of Parliament. Representing Parliament were Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson, Phil Goff, Anne Collins and Katherine O’Regan. Mr Williamson said the students sat in the debating chamber and formally asked questions, which ranged from the political system and funding of tertiary education to each party’s stance on major issues. “It was an attempt to familiarise high school students with the functions of Parliament and was very successful,” Mr Williamson said. Street colour AUGUST 21: Local buskers can earn cash during the school holidays at Highland Park Shopping Centre. Fifty dollars will be paid to the best buskers each Friday and Saturday mornings and really outstanding acts have the chance of regular employment. The colour and atmosphere street artists provide benefits shoppers, said Landplan Shopping Centre’s general manager Gordon Craig, and at the same time students and others can cash in on their talents. All buskers have to do is turn up at the centre and start performing. Amateur portrait painters and pavement artists are also being encouraged to the centre. A Citroen car exhibition is being staged, along with window spotting and ‘paint dad’ contests. Police dog duties AUGUST 21: Holding the leash of a trained police dog isn’t something you do every day, as 10-year-old Joanne Rushbrook found out recently. A member of the Howick Baptist Church Sunday School, Joanne met Tass the police dog on a special outing with her group. Accompanying Tass were constables Jim Donald and John Nelson. The dog showed 100 children how well trained he was by catching a nearby villain. He played tug-o -war and impressed all with his skills. Santa on parade AUGUST 21: Howick’s Picton Street will be closed to make way for the annual Christmas Parade in November. The parade, a traditional feature of Howick’s Christmas celebrations, will follow a different route this time. The floats will assemble in Fencible Drive, move into Cook Street and travel up Picton Street, not doubling back as in previous years. Organising committee member Bill Henwood says the entertainment will not stop after the parade ends. “We have organised sausage sizzles, stalls and buskers and Santa will be staying on after the parade,” he says. “We want families to come down and have a good day’s entertainment.” Games rehearsals AUGUST 21: Eighty-four Pakuranga College students began dance rehearsals in preparation for the opening ceremony celebrations at January’s Commonwealth Games. Rehearsals of the giant choreographed display, The Birth of New Zealand, continue at the school for two hours a week until December, when it joins other Auckland colleges for a full practise. Macleans, Edgewater and Howick Colleges also have students involved with the display.
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