East and Bays Courier : August 31st 2012
www.eastandbayscourier.co .nz 5 EAST & BAYS COURIER, AUGUST 31, 2012 NEWS St.Heliers LIttle School 34 Long Drive, St. Heliers Ph5758730orgoto littleschool.co .nz St.Heliers Little School Quality Education for Children Aged 2-5 LimitedPlacesNowAvailable! Quality preschool with an educational focus. PANMURE FRESH SUPER MARKET 519 Ellerslie Panmure Highway, Panmure Ph: 570-9966 Valid to ................. or while stocks last OPEN 7 DAYS Trevally Fish $4.99 kg Hoki Fillet $6.99 kg Grey Mullet $3.99 kg Snapper Fish $9.99 kg NZ Orange 79c kg Leek 49c each Large Cabbage 99c each Cauli-flower 99c each Round Eggplant $1.79 each to 02/09/12 4182339BO PRICED TO GO From $1199 Open: Mon – Fri: 9am – 4pm; Sat – Sun: 10am – 4pm Prestons Furniture, 25 Springs Rd, East Tamaki Ph: 09-2710560 LOUNGE SUITE SALE Cancelled Export Orders, Prototypes, Discontinued Fabrics, Surplus Stock 4821273AA WE ARE HERE SpringsRd Lady Ruby Drive Kerwyn Ave FROM 20TH AUGUST TO 2ND SEPTEMBER 2012 IN BRIEF NZ classic Howick Little Theatre is staging the Auckland premiere of Peninsula, from September 8. It’s a New Zealand drama by Gary Henderson, directed by Terry Hooper. It’s the story of 10-year- old Michael Hope, who lives on Akaroa Harbour. Inspired by a new teacher he sets out to map his home territory. Described as a feast for the imagination, Peninsula fuses light, sound, space and language into a magical story. The play was a hit at the 2012 International Festival of the Arts in Wellington. One critic called it ‘‘a new New Zealand classic’’. The season runs until September 29, at the theatre on Sir Lloyd Drive, Pakuranga. See hlt.org.nz for details or phone 534 1406. Timed run There’s a free weekly 5km run at Cornwall Park for runners of all levels, every Saturday at 8am. Itisnotaracebutitisa timed run – use it for training purposes or just for fun and fitness. Go to parkrun.co .nz to register for your first run, then just turn up any Saturday. Runners meet for coffee afterwards at Sierra Cafe, Great South Rd. A century of kids doing good deeds By KARINA ABADIA Shared passion: Venturer Tom Whitely and ex-leaders Bert Phillips and Norman Johnston share a love of Scouting. Photo: KARINA ABADIA Long tradition: Norman Johnston, left, with Scouts, Venturers and Cubs outside St Heliers Scout hall at the 75th anniversary in 1987. Camp life: Scouts prepare a meal at Te Muri Bay in the late 1980s. Scouts everywhere are united by a keen sense of adventure and camaraderie. Saint Heliers-Glendowie Scouts are proud to be one of the oldest groups in New Zea- land. They are celebrating 100 years this year. Former leader Norman Johnston says it is part of the family atmosphere of the district. ‘‘The people involved are also active in a range of com- munity activities. Reaching 100 years is a real milestone.’’ His good friend and former co-leader Bert Phillips agrees it is an important celebration. ‘‘It’s an opportunity for me to meet up with all the people I’ve been involved with over the years and reminisce about the good times.’’ They fondly remember their days working together as Scout leaders from 1975 to the late 1990s. Mr Johnston says during those years he learnt the importance of community service and helping those less fortunate than himself. He attributes the fact his whole family has a love of the outdoors to their involvement in the Scouts. His 6-year-old grand- daughter Taylor Nassau, who is a Kea, is continuing the family tradition. Mr Phillips says the range of activities on offer has always been the big driver for people to get involved. ‘‘We were in the fortunate position of being able to do a lot of camping. Nowadays it’s more difficult because our lifestyles are busier.’’ He still helps out on the technical side of things and builds sets for the stage show the Scouts put on every two years. Tom Whitely, 15, would like to be a scout leader some- day. He has come up through the Scouting ranks since he joined as a 7-year-old Cub and is now a Venturer. While it was his parents’ idea that he join, he has con- tinued because, ‘‘it’s just good fun’’. He says it teaches good morals and you get to do so many activities, like camp- ing, paint balling, shooting at a range, skiing and rock climbing. ‘‘Some kids hassle me for being part of Scouts but if you enjoy it, you’re not fussed. I think it’s really worthwhile and have enjoyed every moment I’ve been there.’’ If you are a past member or have been associated with the group in any way, the Saint Heliers-Glendowie Centen- nial Committee would like you to mark the centenary with them on the weekend of September 22 and 23. ❚ Contact Bert Phillips on 636 7729 or Norman Johnston 575 7524 or at stheliersscouts.100@ hotmail.com.
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