Home' East and Bays Courier : February 2nd 2011 Contents 18 EAST & BAYS COURIER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
Dedicated teacher: Tamaki College teacher Barbara Stewart-Brown
won the Baci Award for excellence in teaching on December 9. It
was the peer tutoring programme she set up at the Glen Innes
school that earned her the award, which is given by Dr Sharad Paul,
who runs the Baci Lounge in the Rialto Centre, Newmarket. She can
now enjoy free coffee at the cafe for a year.
Exploring the surroundings: Tamaki MP Allan Peachey and a group of Stonefields residents explored
Maungarei recently. They met at the new Stonefields School and strolled up the mountain where
Katherine McIntyre pointed out the geological and historical features of the area.
Radio enthusiast: St Heliers resident Wallace Bottomley took his
radio transceiver out into the public for New Zealand Amateur Radio
Day on January 15. He is pictured on the forecourt of the St Heliers
library, where he made contact with other hams to publicise their
ability to communicate when normal services fail in the event of a
disaster. An example he gave was during the Napier earthquake,
when hams provided the city's only reliable communication for three
days until a navy ship arrived. His call sign is ZL1WAL. The Auckland
branch gives free assistance to those wanting to obtain a license
to transmit. Go to www.nzart.org.nz for more information.
Flash wheels: Panmure residents Alan and Jane Cobcroft are the
proud owners of a brand new Mazda2. The couple won the car as
part of the AA Great Kiwi Road Trips campaign, which was designed
to encourage Kiwis to explore their own backyard. Mazda was a
major sponsor and conducted its own nationwide road trip and put
two Mazda2s up for grabs. The Cobcrofts entered the competition
while on a week-long trip from Auckland to New Plymouth in
November. Their trip took them to a number of iconic towns such
as Otorohonga, Te Kuiti, Mokau and Hawera where they collected
code words that were needed to be in the draw to win.
Plenty to celebrate
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Penrose, Auckland 1642. Preference will be given to local,
free, community and charity events. Contact us at least two
weeks before your event is due to take place.
Breast cancer recoverers, restore
mobility, flexibility and confidence
through gentle exercise in and out of
the pool. Free YWCA Encore
programme on Fridays February 4 to
March 25, 1pm-3pm at Swimtastic,
St Johns. Phone Lynne 528-7413.
Author talk, Maggie Counihan will
talk about her book Backpacking to
Freedom: Solo at 60 on February 8,
11am at the St Heliers library.
Genealogy, Panmure Branch of the
NZSG meets on February 8, 5pm for
help and research, 7.30pm for
meeting at The Family Research
Centre, 159 Queens Rd. Topic:
When and Where. Supper served.
Phone Vivienne 578-2525.
Heritage Toastmasters open day,
on February 8, 6.45am-8.20am at
Leicester Hall, Findlay St, Ellerslie.
Toastmasters gives you confidence
in public speaking and leadership.
Phone Tibor 021-545-5372 or
College Rifles netball trials, prem
teams one and two on February 8,
6.30pm with callbacks the following
Tuesday and Thursday. Teams three
to 10 on February 12, 10am, with
call backs Thursday and Saturday.
Under-20s on February 13, 10am,
with call backs on Tuesday.
Maritime talk, award-winning
cameraman Peter Young will speak
of his experiences filming in the
Ross Sea in Antarctica, the last
intact ocean ecosystem on February
9, 7pm at the Voyager NZ Maritime
Museum. He will show his exquisite
footage. He is speaking on behalf of
The Last Ocean Charitable Trust,
which aims to make the sea a
marine protected area. Entry by
koha. Phone 373-0800.
Exhibition, award-winning artist
Margaret Given has an exhibition on
at the St Heliers library until
February 10. She specialises in
painting birds, animals and people
in a lifelike way.
The Ellerslie Stroke Club, meets at
the Masonic Hall on Wednesdays,
9.30am-1pm. Reliable and
empathetic team leaders are
needed to run this lively social club.
Phone Debi 817-4918.
Make a difference, learn to teach
English and become a volunteer
tutor. A few hours of teaching a
week can make a significant
contribution to the lives of migrants
and refugees. Training course starts
this month. Phone English
Language Partners 523-0071.
Amitabha Hospice, needs
volunteers to provide care for the
elderly and those living with life-
limiting illnesses. Free training
starts on February 9 for eight
consecutive Wednesdays, 6.30pm-
9pm at the Avondale office. Phone
Auckland Ostomy Society, next
meeting is on February 12,
10.30am at the Auckland Cancer
Society rooms, Domain Lodge.
Speaker: Shona Grundy. Everyone
welcome, morning tea supplied.
Phone 524-4582 if you need
St Heliers Bay Valentines Market,
on February 13, 10am-4pm at the
Tamaki Ex-Services Association
Hall, cnr Turua St and Polygon Rd. A
selection of handmade
merchandise with a distinctive Kiwi
flavour, as well as a range of
culinary delights, fresh coffee and
Volunteer drivers needed,Te
Waipuna Puawai provides a range of
social services, adult education and
childcare services to women and
children in the eastern bays area.
Female volunteer van drivers are
needed to collect women from their
homes and bring them to the
Ellerslie centre and take them home
after the classes. Vehicle provided.
Full license needed. For hours
Netball coaches and umpires
needed, at College Rifles Netball
Club. Training and support provided.
Phone Meghan 021-246-8565.
Mozart string orchestra, rehearses
Monday evenings and gives
concerts in rest homes and
retirement villages. Season starts
February 14. New players welcome.
Phone Joanna 814-9971.
Fertility NZ, is running a contact
group to put people with fertility
issues in touch with each other on
February 15 and 22, and March 1,
7.30pm-9.30pm at a Remuera
venue. $10 per person covers all
three sessions. Numbers are
limited. To register phone
Eastern Suburbs Riding for the
Disabled, offers equine therapy for
children on Wednesday mornings at
St Heliers Bay Pony Club, Kepa Rd,
Orakei. Phone Ruth 521-2275 or
Toastmasters, develop skills in
communication, public speaking
and leadership. Broadway
Toastmasters Club meets fortnightly
on Mondays, 6pm, at the Parnell
Community Centre, 545 Parnell Rd.
Phone Neil 355-3725.
Taekwon-Do classes, for kids and
adults. After school/work classes at
Stanhope Road School, 2b Harris
Rd, Mt Wellington. Twelve classes
offered per week, catering for ages
3-plus. $5.20 per class, discounts
offered for families. Phone
525-2778 or 021-055-5760.
SeniorNet Eastern Bays, learn how
to get the most out of your
computer. Phone 578-0994.
Girl guiding friendship, if you have
been involved with Girl Guiding -- as
a girl, leader, committee member or
parent, join a Trefoil Guild to keep
the spirit alive. Five groups in
Auckland meet once a month during
the day, with guest speakers and
outings to keep in touch with what
today's guides are doing. Phone
Language classes, eight different
languages at Selwyn Community
Education. Phone 521-9623.
Art classes, day and evening at
Selwyn Community Education.
Singing for Pleasure, community
choir at Selwyn Community
Education. Phone 521-9623.
Eastern Bays Toy Library, wide
range of toys to borrow for kids aged
nine months to five years. Open
Monday to Wednesday, and
Saturday at a St Heliers venue.
Membership fee applies. Phone
Boxing fitness, mixed sessions at
Shamrock Boxing Association, 127d
Pilkington Rd, Panmure. Mondays,
7pm-8pm, Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm,
and Saturdays, 9.30am-11am.
Four and Up, A free 50-minute
session of activities for children who
are four years old and getting ready
for school. Every Thursday during
term time at 2pm at the Remuera
library. Stories, writing, crafts, songs
and games. Phone Ruth or Hilary
St Heliers Garden Club, meets the
fourth Wednesday each month,
1.30pm at the RSA Hall, Turua St.
Panmure Historic Stone Cottage,
opens on the second Sunday each
month, 11am-3pm on the corner of
Kings and Queens roads. $2 entry.
Rawhiti Bowling Club, 14 Rangitoto
Ave, Remuera, welcomes
beginners. Free coaching, bowls
supplied. Social days on Tuesdays
and Thursdays, 9.30am-noon,
Thursdays and Saturdays, 1.30pm-
3.30pm. Phone Eric 523-5466.
Tuesdays and Thursdays,
1.30pm-2.30pm at the Tamaki
Recreation Centre. $5. Phone
Mondays and Fridays, 6pm at
Tamaki Recreation Centre, for 13
years plus. $5. Phone 521-6438.
Mondays, 7pm at St James
Church Hall, 152 Kepa Rd, Orakei
and Wednesdays, 7pm at Orakei
Community Centre, starting next
week. Adults $10 and students $5.
Beginners welcome anytime.
Aquanatal classes, friendly pool-
based exercise class for pregnant
ladies led by specialist
physiotherapists on Wednesdays,
7.30pm-8.15pm at Glen Innes
Aquatics, Elstree Ave. Phone Debi
Mission Bay Women's Bowling
Club, at 30 Melanesia Rd, has lawn
bowls all year round. Fun bowls on
Wednesdays, 6pm, club days on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays. Phone 528-4624.
Remuera Ladies Probus, club
meets on the first Monday each
month, 9.45am-11.45am at the
Meadowbank Community Centre. All
welcome. Phone Mavis 520-0350.
Tamaki Recreation Centre, phone
Karate on Tuesdays, 6pm.
Badminton on Tuesdays and
Thursdays, 6pm. $5
Cardio burn on Thursdays, 6pm.
Low cost fitness suites, and free
after school use during the term.
Rotary Club of St Johns, meets on
Thursdays, 7am-8.30am at
Remuera Golf Club, 120 Abbotts
Way, for breakfast, networking and
a guest speaker. Men and women
have fun making a difference in our
local and world communities. Phone
Beryl or Colin 021-652-802.
Yoga, gentle yoga on Tuesdays,
6pm and general class on
Tuesdays, 7pm and Saturdays,
9.15am. Phone Jacqui
The Bays Dance Club, social
ballroom/latin, line dances, partner
dances. No partner needed. New
class starts February 1, 7pm-
8.30pm at St James Anglican
Church Hall, 152 Kepa Rd, Orakei.
Shimmy with Massarah, bellydance
classes in Ellerslie on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays. Women of all ages
can have fun, get fit and feel
fabulous. First class free. Phone
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