Manukau Courier : March 13th 2014
16 MANUKAU COURIER, MARCH 13, 2014 ➤NOTICES Stroke help, The Volunteer Stroke Scheme is looking for volunteers to be conversation partners with people who have difficulty communicating after a stroke. Have you got one or two hours to spare each week? Training given, volunteers need good listening skills and to enjoy communicating. Training starts in May. Ph 441 8959, ext 2062. Manurewa gardeners, Manurewa Horticultural Society meets tonight, March 13, and every second Thursday of the month, 7pm at Nathan Homestead. Friendly group of amateur gardeners, share gardening tips, plants and cuttings. Ph Chris 269 2295 or Wendy on 292 7838. Toastmasters, Manurewa T.A.L.K. Toastmasters meet tonight, March 13, and every fortnight, 7pm at Nathan Homestead, Hill Rd, Manurewa. Help develop communication and leadership skills. Ph Steve 269 3264. Country music, Seabreez Country Music Club meets tonight, March 13, 7pm-10pm at the Manukau Cruising Club, Orpheus Drive. Excellent band, open mike. All welcome. Ph Junior 266 4908. Board games, Manukau City Board Game Group meets tonight, March 13, and every second Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at Manukau City Baptist Cafe, 9 Lambie Drive, Manukau. A free group devoted to playing modern board games such as Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne and Innovation. Newbies welcome. Ph Dan 265 2109. Smear tests, Free cervical smear tests tomorrow, March 14, 9.30am-3pm at WONS mobile clinic at WINZ Mangere, 93 Mascot Ave; and on March 17, 9.30am3pm at WINZ Manurewa, 12 Selwyn Rd. No appointment necessary. Ph 846 7886. Chapel service, Manukau City Baptist holds its monthly chapel service and friendship centre tomorrow, March 14, 11am at the church, 9 Lambie Drive, Manukau (Puhinui Rd end). Choir, favourite hymns, prayer for NEWS need, followed by light lunch. Guest speaker. Ph Bill 278 4605. Table tennis, A small group of senior table tennis players meets on Fridays, 1pm-3pm at the Alan Brewster Recreation Centre in Papatoetoe. For details ph the centre 277 7222 or Jill 262 4165. Step parents, The Parenting Place holds a Step Family Success Workshop on March 15, 8.30am-3.30pm. Do you or your partner have children from a previous relationship? Learn how to unite with your partner, help children adjust, resolve issues and create a supportive home. Registrations essential, ph 524 0025. Village fun, St Patrick’s Day weekend celebration this weekend at Mangere Bridge Village, 30 Coronation Rd. March 15: Paddy’s Market 9am-2pm and Irish band Jigs r Us 10.30am-1.30pm. March 16: Boutique Market 9am-1pm and Irish band Drops ‘o Brandy 10.30am-1.30pm. Wear something green, spot prizes. Ph 636 7491. Summer fair, Sancta Maria Catholic Primary School holds its Summer Fair on March 15, 10am-2pm at 317 Te Irirangi Drive. Fun for the whole family, lots of food, games, rides, secondhand goods and books, garage sale. Garden club, Otahuhu Garden Club meets March 15, and every third Saturday of the month, 1pm, at the hall at 90 High St. Friendly, fun group. All ages welcome. Share cuttings and gardening skills, gold coin donation and bring biscuits for shared afternoon tea. Ph Sheryl 276 1401. Pacific fun, The South Trust hosts a free Pacific Fun Day, March 16, noon-8pm at Vodafone Events Centre. A community event for all ages, live shows, special guest appearances, MC Lapi Mariner and Vaniah Toloa, food stalls, kids fun area. Alcohol and drug-free. Scots meet, The Robbie Burns Association holds a social afternoon of poetry, music, song and piping on March 15, 2pm-4pm at the Masonic Centre, 59 Grey St, Onehunga (mall end). Ph Dave 576 5985. Tramping club, Manukau Tramping Club holds two walks most Sundays. March 16: Puhinui Reserve. This park is near the airport but is not well known. Easy walk suitable for all the family. Bring good walking shoes (boots preferred), lunch, water, sunhat, sunblock, raincoat and a spare warm shirt. All welcome, ph Peter 534 4350 or Roger 021 780 895. Country and western, South Auckland Traditional Country and Western Club meets on March 16, and every fortnight, 1pm-5pm, at the Metro Theatre, Massey Rd, Mangere. Afternoon tea, good band, door fee $2 members, $3 non-members. All welcome. Ph Dave 275 6258. Combined Probus, Manurewa Central Combined Probus Club meets on March 17, and every third Monday of themonth, 10am in the Manurewa Cosmopolitan Club. Guest speaker, morning tea, raffles, monthly outings. Ph Lorraine 267 3775. Masons meet,Manurewa Masonic Lodge meets on March 17, and the third Monday of the month. Charitable community group that encourages leadership. Ph Trevor 298 0792. Free workshops, Free education workshop formigrants is on March 18, 9.30am12.30pm at ARMS Manukau Resource Centre, Level 1, 2 Osterley Way.Ministry of Education staff will speak on New Zealand’s education system, including zoning and enrolment information for children. Free health system workshop on March 21, 9.30am-1pm. Learn about the health system, accessing services such as vaccinations and screenings, etc. To book ph 263 5490. Ladies Probus, Papatoetoe Ladies Probus well-being Does the thought of paying a visit to the dentist fill you with dread? If so, then you probably haven’t been to Ace Dental Centre in East Tamaki! Here dentist of 21 years Dr Bhalajhi Iyyer and his team strive to make the experience as pleasant as possible by providing affordable, gentle dentistry. From the comfortable reception area to the modern clinic rooms, the practice provides a warm and friendly atmosphere that helps put nervous patients at ease. In fact, many people comment afterwards about how pain-free the experience was and how relaxed they felt. Apart from general dentistry examinations they offer a range of dental services, including cleaning, filing, extraction, crown and bridge work, and root canal treatments. The friendly staff can help put your mind at ease and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Ace Dental has just acquired the modern, state-of-the-art E4D dental system which is a computer aided design and milling system that allows one appointment crowns and inlays to be designed and created, thereby instantly restoring broken and decayed teeth with high meets on March 18, and every third Tuesday of the month, 10am in the Methodist Church hall, Kolmar Rd. Interesting speakers and monthly trips. Ph Laura 278 7811. Knitting group, Knitting group meets on March 18, and every first and third Tuesday of the month, 10am-noon, at St Anne’s Catholic Church in Manurewa. For people interested in learning to knit or getting together for a knit and a chat. Bring your own knitting or needlework or knit towards easy projects to go out to the community. Donations of yarn appreciated. Ph Tina 266 7699. Tea & Topics, Papatoetoe Library’s Tea & Topics on March 18, 10.30am features Noel Monaghan for an informative talk Glass Perfume Bottles from Victorian to Modern days. He shares his prized collection which includes pieces created and signed by New Zealand artists. All welcome. Ph Sati 278 4392. Historical society, Mangere Historical Society meets onMarch 18, 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 onMarch 18, 7.30pm in the Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club, 247 Great South Rd, Hunters Corner. Parking and usual trading table available. Guest speaker. Ph Jenny 266 0194. Bird club, Auckland Metro Bird Club meets on March 18, and the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Panmure Community Rooms, Pilkington Rd, Panmure. Guest speaker. All welcome, supper to follow. Ph Dave 580 0185. Coach tour, Save the Children South Auckland runs a coach tour to the Morrinsville Floral Festival Windows On The World on March 19. Cost $50 includes coach, entry fee to festival and two gardens, morning tea, boxed lunch and afternoon tea. Ph Yvonne 267 3819 or Jan 239 2049. www.stuff.co.nz Growing natives, Drop in to the Auckland Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre on March 19 and April 2, 10.30am-noon for expert advice on growing native plants. Billie will share her secrets and demonstrate some of her techniques for growing strong healthy natives from seed. Toastmasters,MITe Speakers Toastmasters Club meets on March 19, and every second Wednesday, 6.30pm at Manukau Institute of Technology, ND Block, Room 301. Develop confidence in a friendly atmosphere. Visitors welcome. Ph Rae 236 4296. Book club,Mangere Bridge Library Book Club meets on March 20, and every third Thursday of themonth, 7pm. Guest speaker. Bring a book to discuss. Tea and coffee available. Ph 636 6797. Seniorsmeet, Evergreensmeets on March 21, and every third Friday of the month, noon-2.15pm at Elim Church, 198 Mahia Rd, Wattle Downs. Non-denominational group of people aged 55-plus from a variety of churches meet for fellowship, old hymns and choruses, plus speaker or entertainment. Bring a plate of finger food for shared lunch. Come to main office reception. Ph 276 1379. Probus, Manurewa Gardens Probus Club meets on March 24, and every fourth Monday of the month, 10am at the Manurewa RSA clubrooms, Maich Rd. Guest speakers and monthly trips. All welcome. Ph Dennis 266 8500. Floral art, Papatoetoe Garden and Floral Art Society meets on March 25, 7.30pm in the Methodist Church hall, Kolmar Rd. Guest speaker Hari Narayan on composting and his work with the Diabetic Trust promoting growing for health. Visitors and new members welcome. Ph Rosemary 278 2223 or Barbara 576 9803. Wedding donation, Getting married? A marriage celebrant will offer her services free in return for a donation to the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust. Ph 634 4647. Advertising Feature Take the stress out of going to the dentist ‘ Braces are my area of interest. Building or improving a person’s smile is something I find really creative and satisfying Dr Bhalajhi Iyyer strength aesthetic porcelain. With E4D dentistry, patients don’t need to suffer through traditional impressions. They don’t need temporaries. And they don’t need to wait daysor more likely weeks-for their permanent restorations. That also means they won’t have to be inconvenienced with multiple visits typically associated with crowns, ’ veneers, and some types of fillings. Plus, you can replace those ugly silver restorations with aesthetic porcelain restorations. Dr Iyyer also has an extensive knowledge of braces and now provides orthodontic treatments at the centre. ‘‘Braces are my area of interest,’’ he says. ‘‘Building or improving a person’s smile is something I find really creative and satisfying.’’ Free WINZ quotes and ACC treatment can be provided; a flexible payment system for orthodontic treatment can also be accommodated. ❚ Ace Dental Centre is located at Unit A5, 30-50 Springs Rd, East Tamaki. Hours include late nights on Tuesday and Thursday. Open Saturdays too. For an appointment phone 273 3903. Pleasant dentistry: With 20 years experience Dr Bhalajhi Iyyer provides quality dental care.
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