North Shore Times : February 21st 2103
www.northshoretimes.co.nz 10 NORTH SHORE TIMES, FEBRUARY 21, 2013 NEWS A beautiful home and idyllic lifestyle in a premier location, complete with quality ttings, designer kitchen, heatpump and under tile heating, outdoor living and room to entertain your family and friends, heated pool and gym, theatres and library, café and bar. A life where you dont have to worry about home maintenance and mowing lawns, where you can just lock up and leave on holiday. A life where you have more time for golf, bridge, grandchildren more time for you! This weekend see how ready you really are. SAT & SUN OPEN 11am 3pm 550 Old Albany Highway behind Albany village settlersalbany.co.nz ph: 415 2617 email: email@example.com REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED! THIS WEEKEND from $380,000 APARTMENTS EXCLUSIVE ARE YOU READY? A GOOD LIFE. A SMART MOVE. Premier Lifestyle Villages incorporating Settlers Albany, Fairview Lifestyle Village and Fairview Care Ltd. Small school puts out big raft race challenge Bring it on: Ridgeview School students and raft captains Inger and Omine Ivatt in front of the Ridgeview Milk Machine. By KATASHA McCULLOUGH Paremoremo locals have chal- lenged other communities to an eco-themed raft race to raise money for the North Shore s smallest school. The first Paremoremo Raft Race will benefit Ridgeview School which has just 69 pupils. Principal Dawn Fenn says Paremoremo is throwing down the gauntlet. We re a small community with a big spirit. Race organiser Jonny Gritt says the challenge was put to other communities in the Upper Harbour area. We reckon we re pretty good at this so let s see what you ve got, he says. Teams of three to six padd- lers will tackle the 800 metre course in rafts made from recycled materials. The school will be repres- ented by the Ridgeview Milk Machine, a raft constructed by parents Omine and Inger Ivatt. Each student contributed a milk bottle to attach to the raft. March is the North Shore s EcoFest month and the best eco-friendly raft will win a prize. First place will win $500 and there will also be an award for the best dressed crew. Mr Ivatt hopes the event will lift the profile of Ridge- view School, which had a makeover during the summer holidays. Sliding glass doors were added between each class- room and Mrs Fenn says they really lift the school. Learning doesn t have to be constrained within four walls. We re so small we don t have a hall, so it fosters that lovely community feel. The event is on March 16 at Library Point, Sanders Reserve. It starts at 10am, the race starting at 11am. Play explores big questions The debate between science and religion will be explored in a unique setting during this year s Auckland Fringe Festival. The Uncertainty Principle will be performed at Pon- sonby Baptist Church and asks the big ques- tions of who we are and why are we here? , North Shore writer-producer Mike Borgfeldt says. I didn t want to preach to the conver- ted. I wanted to chal- lenge both sides, put up the evidence for and against as best I could and see what happened. Mr Borgfeldt says when he and director Luke Thornborough were first discussing possible venues, they never thought a church would have the courage to make their venue available for the work. Mr Borgfeldt says despite heavy themes audiences will still have lots of fun. The main character Jess is thrown into it all from a position of knowing nothing about science or religion, and her scep- ticism about both is really the heart of the play. Plus there s tor- ture, love, lust, mur- der, revenge--al o t like the Bible, really. The Uncertainty Principle runs Febru- ary19to23at42 Jervois Rd. Goto aucklandfringe.co.nz for more information. Tickets available from Eventfinder. IHC appeal calls for donations TO HELP Donations can be made through the IHC website ihc.org.nz by clicking on Donate online, or post your donation to: IHC Fundraising, PO Box 1757, Wellington 6140. The IHC Annual Appeal runs until the end of March promoting aware- ness and raising aware- ness to support people with intellectual disabili- ties in the community. This year the focus of the appeal is on the importance of friend- ships that are made through the IHC Volun- teer Programme. IHC national fundrais- ing development man- ager Adele Blackwood says genuine friendship is something that many of the people supported by IHC miss out on and that real friendship has the potential to change lives. The money that is raised throughout the year by the IHC fundra- ising team is also spent on the non-government funded areas of IHC s services. IHC chief executive Ralph Jones says it is crucial work that gives life to its philosophy of advocating for the rights, welfare and inclusion of all people with an intel- lectual disability and supporting them to lead satisfying lives in the community.
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