Manukau Courier : December 30th 2010
2 MANUKAU COURIER, DECEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS 19 Kenderdine Rd (Off Wyllie Rd) Papatoetoe Ph: 277 0994 2 Coronation Rd (Off Shirley Rd) Papatoetoe Ph: 278 8454 48 Tennessee Ave (Off Massey Rd & Chadwick Cr) Mangere East Ph: 258 5093 Web Page: www.kiwicarepreschool.co.nz Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Parents of babies to 6 year olds Do call our friendly staff today about your child's needs PC Sales & Repairs No Fix No Fee Website Design and Development Network setup and repairs Hardware and Software Spyware/Virus removal WE CAN COME TO YOU 5/14 Avenue Road, Otahuhu (in the bus station) Ph: 09 270 0781 1/25 Bairds Road, Fairmall Otara Town Centre Ph: 09 272 3348 Shop 8D/130 Dawson Rd, Flatbush (inside Super Value) 3353481AB Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Christmas and New Year Collection days for all areas over the Christmas and New Year period remain unchanged. Please continue to put rubbish, recycling and paper out for collection on your normal collection day. Christmas 2010 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 25 December (Christmas Day) No Change Monday, 27 December (Christmas Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 28 December (Boxing Day holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 29 December No Change Thursday, 30 December No Change Friday, 31 December No Change New Year 2011 Usual collection day New collection day Saturday, 1 January (New Year's Day) No Change Monday, 3 January (New Year's Day holiday observed) No Change Tuesday, 4 January (New Year holiday observed) No Change Wednesday, 5 January No Change Thursday, 6 January No Change Friday, 7 January No Change Public holiday rubbish, recycling and paper collections RW-AK8640/FF NEW YEARS NIGHT Saturday 1st January 6PM - MIDNIGHT Free live entertainment, 200 stalls, 50 food stalls, Xmas bargains, arts n crafts, fashionware, antiques, electronic games, rides. All weather, in the carpark under The Warehouse, Westfield Pakuranga Plaza Phone 576 5223 or 027 689 9520 It's just Cornflake By DAVID TAURANGA Funny guy, above and below: Cornflake the Clown entertains the children at a first birthday party in Papakura. Photos: DAVID TAURANGA A honk from his horn and Cornflake the Clown bursts through the door- way in an explosion of colour. An excited buzz flutters through the young crowd at the Papakura East Presby- terian Church. They've been waiting patiently for his arrival. The clown is here,'' some whisper. Others get to their feet and start to bob up and down excitedly on the spot. Without delay, Corn- flake gets down to the business of making them laugh with his jokes, gags, pranks and magic tricks. At his disposal is a suitcase filled to the brim with essential clowning items -- balloons, foam balls, magic wands, hankies, and a rubber chicken. For an hour the sound of children's laughter bounces off the church walls. Even parents and older siblings sitting on wooden seats lining the walls can't stifle the giggles or keep the smiles from their faces. What I love the most is that no matter what a person's week was like, whether it was rubbish or whatever, I can crack them up,'' Cornflake says. I also like being part of a kid's life for an hour. I make them laugh and stuff but also, hopefully, I have a bit of a positive influence on them too.'' Underneath Corn- flake's makeup and cos- tume is 23-year-old Justin Lane from Papa- kura, an energetic young man who is making a liv- ing from his childhood passion -- clowning. It's astounding to learn he's been enter- taining audiences for 10 years and has performed more than 3500 shows. Ever since his first paid gig as a 13-year-old, his career has steadily progressed from small private birthday parties to large corporate gigs. He even performed at the Sky Tower on Christmas Day when he was 15.
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