Manukau Courier : November 25th 2010
19 MANUKAU COURIER, NOVEMBER 25, 2010 NEWS 3268090AD Papakura Theatre Company (Inc) DINNER CABARET Hit songs from Broadway & the West End 24-27 Nov & 1-4 Dec - 7pm $60* incl 3-course Dinner MATINEE Sun 28 Nov - 2pm $25* incl Afternoon Tea (*Booking fee may apply) BOOK: PAPAKURA PAPER POWER Ph 0800 PAPAKURA (0800 727 258) Located opposite Mega Mitre 10 Home Base Botany, off Te Irirangi Drive, 16J Bishop Dunn Place, Botany South. Phone 09 265-1368 BUY ONE COFFEE, GET ONE FREE Ends 30th November 2010 at Columbus Coffee Home Base % % Relaxed atmosphere • Brunch menu • available 7 days Ample free parking • at door Contact us for Office Catering and venue hire MANUKAU 3220487AB entertainment Dining& Advertising Feature Mt Wellington Highway Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park. www.cityimpactchurch.co m - 0800 CHURCH SPECIAL EVENT PS STEVE KENNEDY SPEAKING AT CITY IMPACT CHURCH MT WELLINGTON SATURDAY, 27th NOV, 6PM Gentle Quality Dentistry 140 Chapel Rd, Botany Downs www.chapelparkdental.co.nz 272 8488 Accepting Bookings Now Open late nights and weekends Emergency care at normal rates Braces / teeth straightening Free ACC Estimates Free Treatment for under 18 yrs Interest Free finance Dr Debbie CHIU BDS (Otago) Member of NZDA Dr Teresa Brinkley Super goldcard holders welcome Trim a tree for SPCA Pet-lovers will get the chance to give to less fortunate animals this year. Animates is offering shop-visitors a decor- ation to trim one of its special Giving Trees in exchange for a small donation to the SPCA. Profits from funds raised by Animates stores throughout the country will go directly to the thousands of animals taken in by SPCA shelters over the holiday period. It s the third year the pet store chain has put up the tree -- last year it raised more than $50,000 for the SPCA. Christmas decora- tions are available for a $2, $5 or $10 donation at each Animates store nationwide. They have space for donors to include a message and their name -- or their pet s name. The summer holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for the SPCA, with a significant in- flux of unwanted ani- mals needing care and attention, Auckland SPCA executive direc- tor Bob Kerridge says. During the summer, we receive more than 100 abandoned ani- mals a day that require shelter, feeding, medi- cal attention and fostering,before they are ready for adoption, he says. So the donations go a long way toward helping these animals have a second chance at life. The Animates SPCA Giving Trees fundraising runs until December 24 with the funds presented to the SPCA in the New Year. More to offer: The Society of St Vincent de Paul south Auckland area president Jim Norris in the new kitchen at the Otahuhu centre where cooking classes have started. Photo: SIMON WATTS Learning to cook the books By MELISSA KINEALY ' We found people needed an extra bit of money to get ahead. The idea is that what they have prepared costs them x amount of money and what they save can be used elsewhere. ' Jim Norris When it comes to saving money Manukau resi- dents are learning to cook the books. They re finding out that budgeting and cooking go hand in hand at classes delivered by the charitable Society of St Vincent de Paul. The longstanding vol- untary organisation has expanded its services to offer cooking classes after realising that people can save money if they learn to cook affordable meals. Inside its Otahuhu branch there s a gleam- ing new kitchen where people are doing just that. South Auckland area president Jim Norris says the new classes that started this month are an extension of its budgeting service. The branch s four budgeting volunteers, including an ex- accountant, help people who are struggling with their finances. We found people needed an extra bit of money to get ahead. The idea is that what they have prepared costs them x amount of money and what they save can be used elsewhere. People can put the money saved towards their bills or pay off debt, Mr Norris says. Four clients at a time get hands-on cooking lessons from a volunteer tutor once a week for five weeks. The project has taken two years to plan and was funded by sales from the St Vincent de Paul charity shops and a hefty $26,000 donation from the Hugh Green Group Charitable Trust. The trust has a long- standing relationship with St Vincent de Paul, supporting the society for about 15 years. Hugh Green Group owner Hugh Green says it s easy to give money and harder to give up time to volunteer. The trust asked Mr Norris if he had a wish list and the kitchen was on it so they made it hap- pen, Mr Green says. There s no better people to give it to than them. The Society of St Vin- cent de Paul gets hun- dreds of call every month from people needing counselling, food parcels, law services and more, Mr Norris says. Contact the society on 270-4088 for information about its services. IN BRIEF Buskers Botany Town Centre invites people of all ages to audition to win one of 20 busking licences to perform during the Christmas shopping period (December 15 to 24 ). On Sunday 28 November at 1pm, the centre will host an open audition. To enter, register at the Visitors Centre Desk before Sunday November 28, email info@ampbotany .co.nz, phone 272-3888, orturnuponthedayto register. All buskers need to be registered one hour before the audition.
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