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Fri 21st June
2pm - 5pm Sat 22nd June
10am-4pm Sun 23rd June
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
Lots of ideas for herb gardeners
Barrels of information: Auckland Herb Society seminar, Jane Wigglesworth, writer
for NZ Gardener and editor of Herb News speaks on her favourite herbs. Perry
Macdonald will introduce Ayurveda Heath and how they prepare and use herbs
accordingly. Members $5. Visitors $10. Trading table, herbs and plants for sale.
June 22, 9am-12.30pm.The Horticulture Centre, 990 Great North Rd, Western
Springs. Phone Lynn 818 4348.
Neville Thomas, will speak
about The British in India at the
meeting of the Auckland branch
of the NZ Society of Genealog-
ists at Pioneer Women's Hall,
Freyburg Place, High St, on June
25 from 10.30am. Phone 520
Female mentors needed, for YWCA Future
Leaders programme. Support young
women to become role models and leaders
in their communities. Next mentor training
beings June 22. Contact Marnie 370 0113
Trying to get pregnant?, Fertility NZ is
running a contact group to help put people
with fertility issues in touch with one
another. July 23 and 30, 7.30pm-9.30pm.
One payment of $15 pp covers all three
sessions. Held in Remuera, full details
given on registration. Numbers are limited.
To register, or for more info, email
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. Next meeting is June
24 with guest Mary-Lee Sale speaking on
Talking and Tasting Herbs and Spices.
Phone 815 2460.
Single parents, Refresh is a support
network for single parent families providing
information and friendship.The next
meeting is July 6, 2pm-4pm at the Grey
Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond
Rd. Childcare is available. Phone Lianne
527 4916 or 021 134 2285.
Spiritualist discussion group, Fern Mercier
will speak on astrology at the next meeting
of the Foundation of Spiritualist Mediums
on July 9, 12.30pm-2.30pm. Followed by
communication from the spirit world. Entry
$5. The Ley's Institute, 20 St Mary's Rd,
Ponsonby. Phone 410 9130.
School 125th jubilee, Did you attend
Napier St School (now known as Freemans
Bay School)? Or did you teach there? Join
the celebrations on August 30 and 31.
Visit freemansbay.school.nz or phone
Badminton, join a fun group at Mt Albert
YMCA on a Tuesday at 9.45am-11am.
Racquets supplied. For members/green
prescription people it is $3 or $5 for casual
Relaxing tai chi, Wednesday morning
classes at Ferndale House, Mt Albert.
Improve your balance, breathing and
flexibility. Two weeks free trial. Phone
Auckland Garden Club, meets first Friday
of each month from 11am at Horticulture
Rooms, 990 Great North Rd, Western
Springs. The club offers great trips,
interesting speakers, raffles, trading
table,floral/produce comps and light
refreshments. Phone Brian 849 7311.
Singles Club, aged 65-plus. Are you active,
single and would like to meet like-minded
people. Phone Betty 626-6673.
Waikeria bus, The PARS Waikeria Visitors
Bus departs downtown Auckland on the
last Sunday of each month. Phone
Prisoners Aid 630 0862.
Indoor bowls at the West End Tennis
Club, corner Fife St and West End Rd,
Westmere. Every Thursday, from 7.30pm.
Beginners welcome, any age, for a fun
night. Phone 376 1339.
St Francis Indoor Bowling Club, plays
Tuesdays, 7.15pm, in the hall behind St
Francis School, Montrose St, Pt Chevalier.
Lessons given for beginners, bowls
supplied. Phone Steve 846 8312.
Sexaholics Anonymous, are you engaging
in internet pornography or other out of
control sexual behaviour despite solemn
promises to yourself and others to stop?
Sexaholics Anonymous is a 12-step group
holding weekly meetings in Auckland.
Phone 08 327 9789 or email
Free QiGong instruction, Falun Dafa is an
ancient Chinese meditative exercise that
benefits physical and spiritual well being.
Instruction is held Monday-Saturday, 10am-
11am in Aotea Square, Queens St. Visit
falundafa.org or call 021 166 4602.
Spiritual class, Sing or chant 'hu' and open
your heart to divine love -- help conquer
fear, gain wisdom and experience joy. Every
fourth Wednesday of the month 7.30pm-
8pm. Oval Room, Grey Lynn Community
Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn. Free
entry. Email Hu@robynmckenzie.co.nz or
phone Joanne 021 162 1247.
Chair yoga, classes for senior citizens
every Thursday, 11am-noon at the Grey
Lynn Community Centre, 510 Richmond
Rd. Chair Yoga easily adapts to individual
fitness levels and abilities. Approved by
Sport Auckland and Green Prescription.
Phone 376 5408 or email
Therapeutic arts group, for mothers of
children with autism and other special
needs. Group sessions include movement
warmup, art-making period and sharing.
Facilitated by experienced arts therapist
Thursdays 10.45am-12.45pm (fortnightly
during school terms) at the YMCA Mt
Albert. Phone Anaia 021 184 9676.
Mt Albert Selwyn Centre, meets Fridays,
9.30am-noon, at the St Lukes Church hall,
702 New North Rd. Where the older person
can meet for conversation, a cuppa and
more. Phone Joanna 528 6916.
Moa Road Playgroup, Plunket Pt Chevalier.
Where kids meet kids, mums meet mums
(and dads, grandparents and carers!)
Newborn to 5 years. Every Tuesday and
Wednesday 9.30am-11.30am, except
school and public holidays. 93a Moa Rd,
Air Scout Hall. $4 per family. Please bring
a piece of fruit for shared morning tea.
Classic comedy, Late and Live featuring
4-5 live pro comedians from 10.30pm
every Friday and Saturday night. The
Classic Comedy Club, Queen St. R18. $15.
Salsa night, a great opportunity to try
music and dance from Coco, an
international awarded dancer. Every Friday
you can enjoy salsa lessons and the best
Latin and house music. From 8pm-late.
Atico Cocina, 19 Drake St. Free Admission.
City Farmers Market, local growers,
farmers and artisan food producers sell
their wares from Auckland's Britomart
precinct. Pick up a fresh coffee and some
hand-made pastries on site and peruse the
selection. Saturdays 8.30am-12.30pm, cnr
Galway and Gore streets.
Dance Mobility, for the over 65s to keep
you mobile and enjoying life! Term 2 dance
classes have started. Mondays 10am at St
Lukes Hall; Thursdays 10.30am at City
Dance; Fridays 2pm at TAPAC. For more
details contact Susan 849 5042, 021 206
1835 or email
Volunteers needed, Become a
communication partner with a person who
has had a stroke and help them gain
confidence again. Training and support is
provided by Speech--Language Therapists
and Volunteer Coordinators through an
initial two-day training session and then
followed up by Volunteer Trainings each
year. Phone 441 8959 or email
Communicare Auckland, runs friendly
centres for elderly and disabled people
which offer activities and friendship every
Monday, 9.30am-1pm at the Baptist
Church Hall, corner Symonds St and Erson
Ave. Morning tea and light lunch served for
$5 a day. Volunteer helpers welcome.
Phone 631 5968.
Unitarian Church, Canoe of Souls
Unitarian Church meets every Saturday
from 5pm at the Body Positive House, 1/3
Poynton Tce. Phone Roger 826 4099.
Capoeira, classes develop strength,
flexibility, general fitness and confidence.
Held at St Colomba Church, 92 Surrey
Cres, Grey Lynn on Fridays, 6pm-7.30pm.
Phone 020 229 8002.
Debtors Anonymous, offers hope and
recovery for debtors, overspenders and
underearners. Meetings every Monday at
7.30pm in the Ponsonby Baptist hall on
the corner of Seymour St and Jervois Rd in
Menopause, Do you or does someone you
know suffer from the often debilitating
symptoms of Menopause? Roughly 70 per
cent of all women between the ages of 40
and 55 experience menopause symptoms.
The NZ Menopause Support forum allows
you to seek support and advice from other
members and menopause experts. Visit
Red Sock campaign kicks off
Keeping thousands of small feet
warm this winter is the dream of
two New Zealand charities that
are joining forces for this year s
Red Socks Day.
Until July 11 the Sir Peter
Blake Trust and KidsCan will be
running the wear a pair, share a
The idea is that Kiwis spend
$10 on two pairs of socks -- one for
themselves to wear on Red Socks
Day on July 12 and a pair to share
with a KidsCan child in need.
Sir Peter Blake Trust chief
executive Shelley Campbell says
the aim of this year s day is to
introduce a new generation of
young Kiwis to the legacy of Sir
Peter Blake and inspire them to
stand tall and dare to achieve
their dreams, like Sir Peter did .
Wear a pair, share a pair Red
Socks can be purchased for $10
from sirpeterblaketrust.org until
Red Socks will be delivered to
selected KidsCan schools ahead of
Red Socks Day.
Motorway Improvement Work
Newton to St Lukes
The NZ Transport Agency advises there will be traffic loop
work on SH16 Westbound, between Newton Rd and St Lukes,
from Sunday 23rd -- Thursday 27th June.
Working hours will be between 10pm-5am when traffic is at
Full closures on Sunday night, and lane closures during week nights
will be in place on SH16 during the work, with occasional detours.
Please note there may be added noise during this time and we
apologise for any inconvenience caused. In order to reduce
disturbance to neighbouring residents, we will endeavour to complete
the noisiest work in the shortest time possible.
If this work is delayed by bad weather it will take place on the next
For updates and information about this work, or any other motorway
issues please call Auckland Motorways on 09 5200 200.
Volunteering New Zea-
land is encouraging more
people to give time to
their communities if they
This week is National
Volunteer Week and
chief executive Vanisa
Dhiru says volunteers
are the driving force
behind so many services
in New Zealand.
If you want to get
involved in volunteering
think about the groups,
schools, neighbours and
initiatives you are
already connected to and
see if they need a hand.
Talk to people in your
network and see what
you can do to help. Con-
tact a regional volunteer-
ing centre through
you are unsure how to
help, Ms Dhiru says.
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