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Top prize: One Ellerslie resident is feeling very lucky after winning
a trip to the London Olympics worth $18,000. Akhila
Ratanasuriya and his mother Mary Agnes will head to London in
August. They are looking forward to visiting family in Cambridge
and seeing London's attractions for the first time. Mr
Ratanasuriya won the trip through a Visa competition.
Sweet success: Jo Varney of Kohimarama raises more than
$1500 for the breast cancer charity Sweet Louise by competing
in the Panasonic People's Triathlon on April 22. She also wrote
a blog for the Sweet Louise website giving weekly updates on her
progress as she trained for the 1500km ocean swim, 40km bike
ride and 10km run.
Young scholar: Tom
Prebble, 18, of
Remuera wins a
scholarship to Duke
University in North
$100,000 a year, is
funded by New York
School, Kings School
and Kings College. He
intends to study
Cycle race: A team of riders who call themselves the Smokin' Arrows take part in the Tour of New
Zealand cycle race last month. Newmarket-based company Arrow International has two teams in
the race. One which departed from Bluff and one made its way down the North Island. They met
for a ride around the Beehive in Wellington on April 21. The team fundraised for St John. From left:
Mike O'Sullivan, Ian Elston, Gavin Thompson, Brian Dackers, Greg Parker and Graeme Birkhead.
New face: The HIPPY programme in Glen Innes has a new co-ordinator, Sue Barker. HIPPY stands
for Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters and it supports parents and caregivers
as the first educators of their children. To find out more, text or call Sue on 021 820 421 or email
email@example.com. From left: Tutor Hoki Rakete, co-ordinator Sue Barker and tutors
Ronelle Pelega and Epi Timu.
Fundraisers: The Courtyard Bar in Glen Innes holds a Shave Off
as part of the Shave for a Cure fundraiser for Leukemia Blood
Cancer New Zealand. Patrons raised $750.20. From left: Kevin
Standen, Jeff Hasanbegovich, Betty Kanuta, Mark Watts, Bevan
Ilich and Robert Kara.
The What's On column is published each Wednesday. Send
your notice to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in
advance. Preference is given to local, free, community and
Bonding with your baby, a new
parent and baby class at
Glendowie and St Heliers
Community Centres, beginning first
week of May. Tuesday at 9.30am
at Glendowie, Fridays at 9.30am at
St Heliers. Designed to get children
under 2 years active and help them
develop their brains and bodies,
while also helping to build both
confidence and self-esteem. Cost
$3 per parent and child or $5 per
family, per session. Phone Joanie,
Free garden workshops, Edible
Gardens 2012, Wednesdays noon
from May 2 for 10 weeks. At Orakei
Community Centre, 156 Kepa Rd.
Each workshop is based on
planting and gardening jobs related
to the season. Email
phone 528 3431.
Quilt show, The Auckland
Quiltmakers Show and Market,
May 5 and 6, 10am to 5pm. Entry
$5. Jubilee Building, Parnell
Community Centre, 545 Parnell
Road. Lift access available.
Learn English, beginner to
elementary level classes at a low
cost for adult refugees and
migrants, held in Panmure and
Glen Innes. Classes are two hours
per week and $20 for the term.
Phone 523 0071.
Fair, Churchill Park School, May 6,
11am to 3pm. Entrances off
Kinsale Ave and 374 Riddell Rd.
Raising money to rebuild library and
IT room destroyed by arson.
Genealogy, Panmure Branch of the
NZSOG meets at The Family
History Centre, 159 Queens Rd,
Panmure, May 8, 5pm for help and
research, 7.30pm for meeting.
Topic: Special occasions. Supper.
Contact Vivienne Parker 578 2525.
Hazmobile, free collection of
hazardous waste, May 12, 10am
to 2pm at Glen Innes Community
Centre carpark, Line Rd. See
hazmobile.govt.nz or call Auckland
Council on 301 0101.
Museum, Next open day for the
Historic Stone Cottage Museum in
Panmure. Next open day May 13,
11am-3pm. Corner of Kings and
Queens roads, Panmure. Gold coin
Trying to get pregnant? Fertility NZ
is running a contact group to help
put people with fertility issues in
touch with one another. On
Tuesdays, May 15, 22 and 29 from
7.30pm-9.30pm. Cost $10 per
person (or $20 per couple) to cover
all three sessions. Held in
Remuera. Numbers are limited.
Phone 021 255 1506 or email
Bird club, come along to the next
meeting of the Auckland Metro Bird
Club on May 15, 7.30pm at the
Panmure Community Rooms,
Pilkington Rd, Panmure or to their
Annual Bird Show at Ormiston
Senior College in Flat Bush,
Auckland the weekend of May
26-27. Phone 576 2535.
Composting, a free Create your
own Eden course in Parnell on May
15, 6pm-9pm. Learn how to put
your food and garden waste to
good use and to qualify for a $23
subsidy on a composting system
purchased through the course
facilitator. Funded by Auckland
Council. Bookings essential. Phone
482 1172 or email
email@example.com . More
information is available at
Ballet AGM, Friends of the Royal
New Zealand Ballet-Auckland
Branch invites ballet lovers to their
annual general meeting, to be held
at Kinder House, 1 Ayr St, Parnell
on May 27 at 4pm. Phone Heather
on 520 4257.
Clinic, free cervical smear clinic at
WINZ Glen Innes, May 29, 9am to
3.30pm. Criteria applies. Phone
846 7886 for more information.
Bridge, the Achilles club meets
Tuesday mornings, 10.30am-
1.30pm in the Eastern Sports Club
rooms at Okahu Bay. A visitors day
will be held on June 5. Phone Jenny
524 0441 or Michael 570 5229.
St Peters Playgroup, Mondays
9.30am to 11.30am at St Peters
Church, 7 Harrison Rd, Mt
Wellington. No waiting list. Bring
child's own morning tea (no
peanuts please). Cost $2 per
family. Phone Jan 585 2055.
Petanque, playing Sunday and
Friday at 2pm and Wednesday at
10.30am. Be at St Heliers Bowling
Club, Goldie St, at least 15 mins
before start time. Cost $5.
Instruction and boules available.
Phone Adrienne, 575 6617
coaching in effective speaking to
enhance your speaking, listening
and presentation skills to become
a more effective facilitator. St
Heliers club meets 7.30pm on the
first and third Thursday of each
month at St Heliers Community
Centre, 100 St Heliers Bay Rd. See
stheliers.powertalk.me or phone
Sue 575 6409.
Scottish Country Dancing,St
Heliers Club meets Tuesdays at
7.45pm in the Tamaki Ex-services
Hall, Turua St, St Heliers. All
welcome. Tuition available for
beginners and children, $3 per
night or by annual subscription.
Phone Lorna 575 8899 or email
Arts group, Auckland East Arts
Portraiture and Life Studies Group
meets at Orakei Community
Centre, 156 Kepa Rd, Orakei on
Wednesday afternoons from 1pm
to 3.30pm in school term. Costs
vary to cover models' fees.
Beginners welcome. Tuition is
provided at no extra charge.
Contact Chris Seager on
Toy library, Eastern Bays Toy
Library has a wide range of toys to
borrow for kids aged nine months
to five years. Open Monday to
Wednesday and on Saturdays in St
Heliers. Membership fee applies.
Phone 575 8845.
Preschool music group, Tuesdays
9.30am-10.30am, during school
term. Followed by home-made
morning tea. St James Church,
152 Kepa Rd, Orakei. Phone
Tamaki Travel and Social Club,
meets in Mission Bay on the last
Tuesday night of each month. After
a restaurant dinner, we are
entertained by speakers on various
topics including travel. Phone
Dorothy 520 3533.
First Wives Tapping Club, make
friends with other divorced women
and let go of stress using
Emotional Freedom Techniques.
Meetings in Newmarket, by
donation. Phone Helen
0274 840 176.
Community choir, singing for
pleasure, Wednesday evenings at
Selwyn College, phone Selwyn
Community Education 521 9623.
Keep fit, easy fun exercises to
music at the Tamaki Community
Recreation Centre on Thursdays
11am to noon. Cost $4 per
session. Phone Shirley 524 9201
for more information.
Walk me! A free dog walking group.
Give those ''bored at home all day''
dogs their exercise and meet
others on an enjoyable walk in
Waiatarua Reserve, Meadowbank.
Meet Lynne every Wednesday at
5.30pm, inside the reserve,
through the wooden gate, next to
Singles group, New Horizons is a
social and friendship club for single
40s, 50s and 60s. Monthly
programmes of barbecues,
outings, dinners, film etc. A club
and prospective new members
night is held on the first Thursday
of each month, 7pm. For more
details contact Suzy on 529 4027
or Karin on 521 2757. Or see
Overeaters, stop hurting yourself
with food. Overeaters Anonymous
can help -- there are no dues or
fees. For a list of our meetings or
for more information call 376 3068
or go online to oa.org for details.
Free walks, around Orakei Basin
with Trish Janssen. Tuesdays at
10am. Meet at Lucerne Rd
entrance. See orakeicentre.org.nz.
KiwiMums, for ladies with
preschoolers. Come along 10am
Thursday morning to Riverside
Community Centre, corner Bernard
St and Pearce Ave, Mt Wellington,
for morning tea and playgroup or
craft. Cost $3 per family. Phone
Tom 276 4448.
Playgroup, St Heliers/Glendowie
Plunket playgroups are on every
day except Saturday, for all ages
(0-5 years) as well as groups for
teen mums, dads and working
mums. For the schedule email
phone Rowena on 528 8615.
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