North Shore Times : January 28th 2011
5 NORTH SHORE TIMES, JANUARY 28, 2011 NEWS AIKIDO The modern, non-aggressive martial art www.kikusuikai.com February Introductory Course Monday or Thursday Our friendly black belts will work one on one with you during the course to give you "hands-on" experience of self-defense Bring a friend and make new ones $25.00 covers first 4 classes For Enquiries and booking contact teachers John (8th Dan) or Pepi (5th Dan) on 476-5448 Northcross Community Centre 877 East Coast Bays Road, Browns Bay Starts - 7 February 2011 Time - 8:00pm to 9:00pm Kikusui kai SUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2011 START TIME 9.30AM rOunD THe BaYs PORTS OF AUCKLAND www.roundthebays.co.nz ENTER NOW! SUPPORTING THESE GREAT CHARITIES IN BRIEF Life coach to speak Life coach and pastor Miriam Woolston who helps young people and adults keep their lives on track, will speak at a meeting hosted by North Shore Aglow. She will speak at the public meeting on February 10 for women on facing the challenges of 2011 The meeting is in the AMI Netball Centre, Northcote Rd at 10am. Open nights on Andrew Carnegie Scottish Country Dance Club is holding two free open nights. The open nights are February 16 and 23 from 7.30pm to 9pm at St John's Church Hall, Church St, Northcote. No partners required. Phone Yvonne or Ian on 410-9126 for more information. Master to talk Dzogchen Teachings of Tibetan Dzogchen Master, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, will be held at The Rose Centre, Belmont. The events are on February 11, 12 and 13 from 10am-noon. Phone 419-1048 for details. 60s Up starts The 60s Up group of Takapuna has started activities day at the Methodist Church Hall, Lake Rd, at 10am on Thursdays. People of any age are welcome for exercises, board games and friendship.'' Women's network Women's business networking group -- Venus Club -- is a referral marketing group for ambitious women in business. Fortnightly meetings are held at Columbus Cafe, Takapuna, every second Thursday from 9.30am to 10.30am Venus Club meetings provide business women the opportunity to collaborate and connect, in a relaxed, friendly environment. Call Jo Patterson on 361-2440 or visit www.venusclubs.co.nz/ vc/guest. Extra visits to playground Prompted to action: Auckland Council is monitoring Marlborough Park more regularly after Gary Watson, with son Isaiah Nonu-Reay, found broken bottles in the play area. Photo: MICHELLE ROBINSON By MICHELLE ROBINSON Auckland Council has been spurred into action after a father complained of finding broken glass in a kids play area. Council has stepped up measures to monitor Marl- borough Park in Glenfield after broken bottles and beer boxes were found in the popu- lar family playground. The council s community parks response team will be visiting the park every day until schools start again in early February. The extra visits were prompted by a complaint from Birkenhead father Gary Watson who saw youths drinking and littering in the park on a Sunday afternoon. His two-year-old and six- year-old had been running around in bare feet and were lucky not to be hurt. It is appalling that our young children should be subjected to this in a liquor ban area, Mr Watson says. We don t want to see these little ones in A&E. For the past two years the park has been monitored on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Kaipatiki Local Board chairwoman Lindsay Waugh says. These are additional to visits by council contractors to undertake maintenance such as lawn mowing, weeding, rubbish removal and tree-trimming, she says. I would like to thank Mr Watson for his proactive approach and encourage other residents to do the same when there are similar issues in their neighbour- hood. The Auckland Council can be contacted on 300-0101 or on the former council Actionline 486-8600. A fun-filled summer By JODEAL CADACIO The East Coast Bays Community Centre is putting on an events- filled summer for the community. Co-ordinator Sally Cargill says activities kick off on February 5, with the centre s 20th anniver- sary picnic at Browns Bay Village Green, from noon. It was on February 11, 1991, when Ms Cargill was employed as a East Coast Bays community worker to establish a community house in Browns Bay. It has been a 20-year adventure as the Bays Community Project that she established grew and developed. We d like to celebrate our prog- ress and catch up with old friends, she says. The centre is hosting a Valentine s Dance at the Browns Bay beachfront on February 13, from 7pm and Teddy Bear s Picnic at the village green on February 16, from 10am. Other events at the village green include the Pacific Island Luau on February 18 and a sum- mer garden party on February 26. There will also be a children s party on March 6 to celebrate National Children s Day at the village green from 2pm to 4pm, she says. The biggest event -- the annual Cairo to Capetown festival -- is on March 12, from 10am to 5pm. It s our annual celebration of all things African, she says. She says the festival is attended by more than 20,000 people. This year s celebration will fea- ture Street Level, Burundian drummers, belly dancers and other performers for fun and entertainment and a licensed beer garden. Call 478-4301 or visit www.ECBCP.co.nz.
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