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GET UP AND
PORTS OF AUCKLAND
ROUND THE BAYS 2013
SUNDAY 10TH MARCH
DON'T RUN FOR NOTHING
Enter online at roundthebays.co.nz and help these children's charities:
Choice Foundation -- Stand Tall, Make-a-Wish New Zealand, Variety -- The Children's Charity,
YMCA Auckland, Auckland Cystic Fibrosis and Fairfax First Books
Keep notices brief, mentioning
the event, venue, date, time and
If you have a photo of your club
we'd love to see it.
Fax your details to: 630 5432,
email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write
to: Community Notices, Private
Bag 56910, Dominion Rd, Mt
Eden, Auckland 1446.
Preference will be given to
local, free, community and
Mt Albert Bridge Club, Learner
courses begin March 6 and will run for
12 weeks. Lessons start at 9.30am or
7.30pm and will be followed by
practice sessions. To enrol please
phone Jean or Arch Jelley 817 2069 or
Herne Bay Petanque Club,
located in Salisbury Reserve,
invites new members to play.
Games are held 9.15am-noon
Thursdays; 4pm-7pm Fridays
and 2pm-4.30pm Sundays.
Phone 378 7082.
Music talk, join special guest speaker,
musician Lawrence Arabia for a short talk
on his favourite photograph in the
exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll. February
22 from 7pm at the Auckland Art Gallery
level 1 exhibition spaces. Entry fee applies.
Documentary screening, The Real Shaolin
follows two Western and two local Chinese
students as they train in China. First time
director and martial arts practitioner,
Alexander Sebastian Lee captures months
of excruciating martial arts training as their
dreams of becoming kung fu warriors
collide with harsh reality. February 23, from
4pm in the Auckland Art Gallery auditorium.
Free lecture, illustrating 5000 years of
Chinese civilisation and explaining the
essence of traditional Chinese culture and
values which are somewhat lost today.
February 24 from 11.30am at the Peace
Chapel, St Matthew Church, 187 Federal
St. Phone Sik-Wai 523 5169 or 021 166
Rugby league muster, the Pt Chevalier
Pirates rugby league club is holding a
muster on February 24, 10am-2pm at
Walker Park in Pt Chevalier. Players aged
four to 16 can be registered. Fees are $30
and the first 300 registered and paid will
receive a free induction pack. Bring a copy
of a birth certificate or passport. If raining
it will be held at Pt Chevalier Pirates
Clubrooms, 417 Pt Chevalier Rd.
Crohn's and Colitis, Auckland Crohn's and
Colitis Support Group public meeting on
February 24, 2pm-4pm at St Luke's
Community Centre, 130 Remuera Rd,
Ladies probus, the Ladies Probus Club of
Pt Chevalier meets at 10am every fourth
Monday in the Church Hall, cnr Smale and
Pt Chevalier roads. Following the meeting
there is morning tea and a guest speaker.
The next meeting is February 25 with guest
speaker Dorothy Miskelly speaking about
Tiritiri Matangi. Phone 815 2460.
Healing, guest Karin Nordlander from
Sweden will be speaking at the NZ
Federation of Spiritual Healers meeting on
February 26 from 7.30pm at 19 Hendon
Ave, Mt Albert. Complimentary tea and
coffee. Gold coin donation appreciated.
Phone Warwick 027 295 6545.
Volunteers needed, for home-based
English teaching to refugees and migrants
for 1-2 hours per week. No teaching
experience necessary. Next training course
is February 28 to March 2. Phone Lynne
Hypnotherapy, intend to quit smoking or
lose weight etc with hypnotherapy? Want to
know how it works? Try a taster. Free Friday
night weekly talks 7pm-8pm at Mt Eden
Village Community Hall. First talk is on
March 1. Phone Virginia 022 107 235.
Kids Only Market, at Pt Chevalier
Community Centre, 18 Huia Rd on March
2, 9am-1pm. At this market kids are the
stallholders. They will be selling toys,
games, books, baking, clothing, crafts and
much more. Stalls are available for $5 and
can be booked on 846 1094 or
International Women's Day, the Zonta
Club of Auckland is inviting people to join a
celebration of women's achievements on
March 8 from 12.30pm at Khartoum Place,
Lorne St. Followed by refreshments in the
Town Hall. Guest speakers include Dame
Catherine Tizard. Visit zonta.org.nz.
Blended Family Success Workshop,grab
this chance to discover how to unite with
your partner and help children adjust to
step family life. You'll be inspired,
refreshed and learn practical strategies
that really work. March 9, 8.30am-3.30pm
at The Parenting Place. Numbers are
limited, to register visit theparentingplace.
com or phone 524 0025.
Dance mobility, for the over 65s. Classes
for term 1 have started but it's not too late
to join. Mondays 10am at St Lukes hall;
Thursdays 10.30am at City Dance; Fridays
2pm at TAPAC. Phone Susan 849 5042,
021 206 1835 or email
Performing arts, courses for adults at
TAPAC including ballet, voice, acting, mojo
cabaret, contemporary, women's
confidence acting. Phone 845 0295 or visit
HIV testing, Free and confidential at Body
Positive, 1/3 Poynton Tce, Auckland
Central, each Saturday 10am-noon. No
appointment necessary. Phone 309 3989.
Ninjutsu, martial arts classes held 7pm-
9pm. Tuesdays in Mt Eden, phone Neil
027 455 3173. Wednesdays in Ponsonby,
phone Paul 021 134 2107.
Learn French, Free at the Leys Institute
Library, 20 St Marys Bay Rd, Ponsonby.
Mondays 12pm-1pm at intermediate level
but patience guaranteed.
Hand drumming, Held at the Pt Chevalier
Community Centre, 18 Huia Rd from
11.30am-1.30pm alternate Sundays. Join
an intimate group of 6-8 players for lively
and enjoyable sessions in African Style
Djembe drumming. Email Nikki
Mental health support, Grow Auckland
runs weekly support groups for adults
wanting to regain and keep their mental
wellness. We use a trustworthy 12-step
program and believe that friendships and
acceptance are vital to our success. Find
your nearest group by phoning 846 6869
weekdays after 1pm or email
Playgroup, a playgroup for children aged 0
to 5 is held Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, 9.30am-11.30am during
school terms at 11 Dignan St, Pt Chevalier.
Donation of $3 per family to cover tea,
coffee, biscuits for caregivers. Bring
morning tea for your child.
Soroptimists, a worldwide organisation for
empowering women and girls. Meets on
the fourth Tuesday of each month at
Domain Lodge, Grafton. Speakers and
social occasions. Phone Joy 810 7317 or
Colleen 846 8394.
Pilates Classes, beginners to
intermediate, held Thursdays 6.15pm at
Level 1, 334 Ponsonby Rd (Three Lamps
end). Phone 0800 723 676.
Quasar Ensemble Group, We are looking
for retired people, no age limit, to join our
friendly amateur group. We play a variety of
music, with a range of instruments.
Meetings fortnightly at the Pt Chevalier
Homestead Auditorium. Phone Elsie
836 3841 (after 7pm).
Probus, The Combined Probus Club of
Ponsonby meets every third Tuesday of
each month at the Masonic Hall in Argyle
St, Herne Bay. Phone Peter 09 947 7794.
Toughlove parent support groups, helping
parents to help their teens. Meetings held
weekly. No need to book. Phone 624 4363
or toughlove.org.nz for more information.
Ponsonby Laughter Club, Laugh, have fun
and feel good. Meetings held Saturdays
10am-10.45am, Pohutukawa Room,
Youthline House, 13 Maidstone St, Grey
Lynn. Gold coin koha. Go to
Information Service, Mental Health
Foundation lending library and information
service is open weekdays, 81 New North
Rd, Eden Tce. Phone 300 7030.
Hearing loss speakers, available to speak
to groups on everything you need to know
about hearing loss and how to come to
terms with it. Phone Henrietta at the
Hearing Association 524 9847.
Acromegaly Support, A new group to
provide information and support to New
Zealanders with acromegaly. Phone
Catherine 021 293 5506.
Ponsonby U3A, Meetings held 9.40am on
the second Friday of the month at the Leys
Institute, St Mary's Rd. Phone Alex 815
Lei help grant wishes
Floral fundraiser: Make-A-Wish administration co-ordinator Debbie Hoskins with
a bulk order of lei that the charity hopes will soon be turned to cash.
Photo: JASON OXENHAM
More than 50,000 plastic flower lei
will be exchanged for gold coin
donations during the Pasifika Fes-
tival on March 9 and 10.
Proceeds will go to Make-A-
Wish-New Zealand, the charity
that makes dreams come true for
young people aged 3 to 17 with life-
threatening medical conditions.
The two-day festival will feature
dance markets, food stalls and
performances in 10 villages set up
across Western Springs to rep-
resent Aotearoa, Samoa, Tuvalu,
Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Tokelau, Cook
Islands, Niue and Kiribati.
A multi-denominational church
service will be held on Sunday from
9am till 10am followed by cultural
The free event is organised by
Auckland Tourism, Events and
Economic Development and spon-
sored by Suburban Newspapers,
part of the Fairfax Media Mighty A
Network and publisher of the Auck-
land City Harbour News.
Make-A-Wish project manager
David Thomas says the charity is
thrilled to be at the centre of the
We are completely dependent on
the generosity of our supporters
and the general public to continue
granting wishes to sick Kiwi kids
and that's why events like Pasifika
are so important to us.''
Go to aucklandnz.com/pasifika.
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