Manukau Courier : March 10th 2011
16 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 10, 2011 NEWS Have we got NEWS for you! News that you can Read, Hear & Watch! Our amazing new online editions take the news into a new dimension. Reads like a newspaper with easy-to-read turning pages -- and packed with extra features that connect you to news like never before. News coverage that puts you on the scene with Turn the page to a new era in local news -- the total multi media news experience! Just click on "Latest Edition" at www.manukaucourier.co.nz Turn on to our online editions NOW. The latest local news online -- anywhere, anytime. Find out more: phone 09 301 0101 or visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz Auckland Council is reminding residents to be careful when disposing of sharp items in their rubbish bags. Any sharp objects such as broken glass, crockery and ceramics must be securely wrapped in thick cloth and taped to keep the item securely contained or placed in a strong protective container. Only small quantities of securely wrapped sharp items can be put in rubbish bags for the council kerbside collection. Larger pieces or larger amounts of glass and other sharp items should be taken to your local transfer station for safe disposal. A number of rubbish collectors have recently suffered serious injuries from sharp objects in rubbish bags. If your bag causes injury to a collector you may be liable to prosecution. For more information on safe disposal of dangerous material please visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or phone 301 0101. Auckland Council rubbish bag collections RW_AK8828_MC NOTICES Village music, Mangere Bridge Village's free summer entertainment series features live music 6.30pm-9pm outside the cafes, 26-28 Coronation Rd. Tonight: Chicane Duo with Max Purdie. Ph: 636-7491. Country music, Seabreeze Country Music Club holds its club night tonight, March 10, 7pm-10pm at the Manukau Cruising Club, Orpheus Drive. Excellent band, open mike. All welcome. Ph: Junior 266-4908. Horticultural society, The Manurewa Horticultural Society meets tonight, March 10, and every second Thursday of the month, 7pm at the Nathan Homestead, Hill Rd. Ph: 267-8688. Chapel service, Manukau City Baptist holds a chapel service tomorrow, March 11, 11am at 9 Lambie Drive, Manukau (Puhinui Rd end). Choir, speaker, favourite hymns, message and prayer for needs, followed by luncheon. Ph: Bill 278-4605. Garage sale, Manurewa Playcentre holds a garage sale on March 12, 8am-noon, at 7 Lupton Rd, Manurewa. Seeking donations of items to sell on the day. These can be dropped off on March 11 between 12.30pm-2.30pm and from 7.30pm onwards. All proceeds to go the playcentre. Ph: 267-6938. Car boot sale, Manurewa Methodist Church runs a car boot sale on March 12, and the second Saturday of every month, 8am-11am at the church on the corner of Great South and Alfriston roads. Stalls cost $5. Ph: Linda 267-7214. Quilters meet, Counties Manukau Quilters Guild meets on March 12, and the second Saturday of each month, 10am-2pm in the Old Central School, Wood St, Papakura. Anyone interested in patchwork/quilting welcome to join. Bring your own lunch. Ph: Mae 274-9325. CMT meets, The Compulsory Military Trainees Association meets on March 12, and every second Saturday of the month, 10am at the Papakura RSA clubrooms. Ph: John 298-6847. Laughter club, Alfriston Laughter Club meets on March 12, and every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 10am-11am at Alfriston Hall, corner Alfriston and Mill roads, Papakura. A combination of breathing, gentle stretches, laughter exercises and relaxation for all ages. Entry is a gold coin donation. All welcome. Ph: Noel 021 237 2063 or Gavin 027-223-8720. Community dance, Zena and Ken's Community Dance holds a dance on March 12, 7.30pm-10.30pm at Papakura Anglican Church hall, Coles Cres (opposite The Warehouse). Modern sequence, old time, new vogue, ballroom and latin. Cost $8 includes home-baked supper. All welcome. Ph: Zena or Ken 278-7418. Celebrate herbs, Auckland Botanic Gardens holds Celebrate Herbs on March 13, 9.30am-3pm in the courtyard at the gardens, 102 Hill Rd, Manurewa. Stalls, speakers, demos, free prize draw. Scottish day, The Scottish Interest Group of the NZ Genealogy Society holds a research afternoon for those interested in their Scottish heritage on March 13, 1pm- 4pm at the Family Research Centre, 159 Queens Rd, Panmure. Cost $3. Help available to research your family roots. Afternoon tea provided. Country & western, South Auckland Traditional Country and Western Club meets on March 13, and every fortnight, 1pm-5pm, at the Metro Theatre, Massey Rd, Mangere. Afternoon tea, good band. All welcome. Ph: Dave 275-6258. Free playgroup, St Johns Community Centre runs a free playgroup Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm during term time, at the centre 120 Great South Rd, Hunters Corner. Parents and caregivers with children from newborn to five years of age are able to play and learn together. Ph: 278-2746. U3A, Manurewa U3A meets on March 14, 10am at St Andrews Presbyterian Church hall, Great South Rd, Manurewa. Guest speaker is Tim Dempsey and the topic Sailability. New members and visitors welcome. Ph: Janet 267-7451. Breast cancer, If you've had a breast cancer diagnosis at anytime you're welcome to join Breast Cancer Support on March 14, and the second Monday of every month, 1pm at Domain Lodge, 1 Boyle Cres, Grafton. Ph: Christine 416 7114 or Joan 630-3031. Forest & Bird, South Auckland branch of the Forest and Bird Society meets on March 14, 7.30pm at Haseler Hall, All Saints Church, Howick. Guest speaker Dr Mark Morrison from Niwa on the Hauraki Gulf fishery. All welcome. Ph: 534-8917. Ranger walks, The next free Auckland Parks ranger walk and talk programme is on March 15, 9.30am-noon, at Puhinui Reserve, 108 Prices Rd, Mangere. Bookings essential, ph: 301-0101. Ladies Probus, Papatoetoe Ladies Probus meets on March 15, and every third Tuesday of the month, 10am in the Methodist Church hall, Kolmar Rd. Interesting speakers and monthly trips. Ph: Laura 278-7811. Op shop, St Andrew's Op Shop is open Tuesday-Thursday 10am-2pm at 150 Great South Rd, Manurewa. Prostate cancer, Prostate cancer support group meets on March 15, and the third Tuesday of the month, 10.30am at the Coffee Club, Westfield Manukau. Ph: 536-4512. Coffee morning, Papatoetoe Library's Coffee-on-Tuesday morning tea at 10.30am on March 15 features guest Maureen West talking about the work she has done tracing the stories of prisoners of war during World War Two. This will be of special interest to genealogists. All welcome. Ph: Sharleen 278-4392. Op shop, St Andrew's Op Shop is open Tuesday-Thursday 10am-2pm at 150 Great South Rd, Manurewa. Historical society, Mangere Historical Society meets on March 15, and every third Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm at St James Church hall, Church Rd, Mangere Bridge. Guest speaker. New members welcome. Ph: Janet 636-8386. Historical society, Papatoetoe Historical Society meets on March 15, and every third Tuesday of the month, 7.30pm in the Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club, 247 Great South Rd, Hunters Corner. Parking and usual trading table available. Guest speaker. Reminder: Our museum at 91 Cambridge Tce is open each Wednesday 10am-noon and the first Sunday of each month 2pm- 4pm. Ph: Jenny 266-0194. Jobs workshop, Free employment workshops for migrants seeking professional employment in New Zealand will be held on March 16, 9.30am-2pm at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way. Workshops cover essential topics, job search skills and advice for job seekers. Ph: 263-5490. Toastmasters, MITe Speakers Toastmasters Club meets on March 16, and every second Wednesday, 6.30pm at Manukau Institute of Technology, Room ND301. Develop confidence in a friendly atmosphere. Visitors welcome. Ph: Lance 027-241-4805. Lupus support, Lupus Care & Support meets on March 16, 7.30pm at the Manukau SuperClinic, Great South Rd, Manurewa. Guest speaker is Dr Dianne Sharp, ophthalmologist with the Retina Specialist Group. Supper, gold coin donation, all welcome. Ph: Paula 267-1520 or Maureen 535-9240. Bird club, The Auckland Metro Bird Club meets on March 16, 7.30pm in the Panmure Community Rooms, Pilkington Rd. Guest speaker, supper and general chat to follow. Visitors welcome. Ph: Dave 576-2535. Blended families, The Parenting Place holds a blended family seminar on March 16, 7.30pm-9pm. Step families can learn practical strategies for step-parenting, discipline, loyalties and how to help children adjust. Cost $10. To register ph: 524-0025. Cellphone workshop, Age Concern Counties Manukau holds Cellphones for Seniors workshops, 10am-noon on March 17 and March 24 at St John's Community Centre, 120 Great South Rd, Papatoetoe. Learn how to use your cellphone, from the basics to texting and using the camera. Bring your mobile phone, user book and reading glasses. Workshops are free but donations towards costs gratefully received. Booking essential. Ph: 279-4331 ext 800. Budgeting course, Manukau City Baptist Church holds a free budgeting course over three Thursday nights, starting March 17, at 7pm in the church's Lifecare Centre, 9 Lambie Drive, Manukau. Registration essential, ph: Garey 278-8998. Music lessons, Affordable trumpet and ukulele tuition for children aged 8 to year 8 is available at Kedgley Music Centre. Ph: 277-7043.
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