North Shore Times : February 15th 2011
9 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 15, 2011 NEWS Sunday 20th February 1-4 pm Bruce Mason Centre Takapuna For details see apo.co.nz • See the APO up-close with a rehearsal and full performance • Trash to music -- make an instrument • A special performance from the Northcote Tongan Methodist Youth Band • Plus, Zumba with a difference! Join local instructors for a free zumba class accompanied by live orchestra family music extravaganza Absolutely FREE! The APO comes to Takapuna for a NORTH SHORE'S GO BY BIKE DAY FREE BREAKFAST for everyone who arrives by bike. Wednesday 16th Feb, 6:30am --- 9:00am in Takapuna. Escorted rides available from Devonport and Windsor Park. www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz THURSDAY 17TH FEB, FRIDAY 18TH FEB, AND SATURDAY 19TH FEB DAVID ELMAN SHOES FACTORY SHOP WOMEN'S FASHION SHOES MARKET DAY WEEKEND HOURS: THURSDAY -- FRIDAY 9am -- 4pm SATURDAY 9am -- 1pm UNIT 1, 22 TIMOTHY PLACE AVONDALE (NOTE NEW ADDRESS) PHONE 8288313 PRICES STARTING FROM $25.00 CREDIT CARDS, EFTPOS,CASH, (CHEQUES NOT ACCEPTED) SUMMER & WINTER STOCK HUGE BARGAINS 3493106AA Filipino Catholics tell their story New book: A moving story about the Filipino Catholic community in Auckland can now be told. By JODEAL CADACIO A just-launched coffee table book captures in words and pictures the 40-year history of Fili- pino Catholics in Auck- land. Faith Bearers: The journey of Catholic Filipinos in the Diocese of Auckland is a concise account of the commun- ity's history from the point of view of its members, lay leaders and the clergy. Published by the Auckland Catholic Fili- pino Chaplaincy, the book is co-authored by journalist Romy Udanga, his wife Fritzi Ann and by Dadai Norman. Mr Udanga says the 96-page book documents what has transpired over the last four decades -- from when the pioneer Filipino migrants had nowhere to go,'' to what has become a vibrant community in the Cath- olic Diocese of Auckland. He says the com- munity has painted its colours in the multi- cultural tapestry that is the Auckland Catholic Church. By retaining its own identity, traditional expressions of faith and cultural events, the com- munity has defined what it means to be a Catholic Filipino Kiwi,'' he says. Chaplaincy head Father Ruben Elago says the book is a poignant study of how early Filipinos overcame mig- rant grief and the role the church played in integrating them into local parishes and com- munities. It is a very inclusive book that recognises the work by the early migrants before the chaplaincy was estab- lished and how they helped shape the present community,'' he says. There are 40,000 Filipinos in New Zea- land. Most of the 10,000 Filipinos living on the Shore are Catholic. The Philippines is the only predominantly Catholic nation in South- east Asia.
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