Central Leader : November 26th 2010
5 CENTRAL LEADER, NOVEMBER 26, 2010 NEWS Mt Wellington Highway Entrance, Aranui Rd, Opposite Sylvia Park. www.cityimpactchurch.co m - 0800 CHURCH SPECIAL EVENT PS STEVE KENNEDY SPEAKING AT CITY IMPACT CHURCH MT WELLINGTON SATURDAY, 27th NOV, 6PM Order 09-6309600 Open Hour: 4:00pm 1:30am Close on Tuesday 543 Dominion Rd, Balmoral, Auckland NEW SHOP OPEN SPECIAL!!! *Conditions: When you purchase $30, get $10 off. Offers valid from 27/11/10 -29/11/10 Call Window Answers now For a free measure and quote Tel: 836 6222 20K Te Pai Place, Henderson Blinds Vertical • Holland • Venetian • Wooden • Sunscreen Buy direct from the factory TIMBER SALE UP TO 60% OFF RRP • Australian Design Award • Uniline's Unique 5 Year Warranty Conditions Apply 50% on the retail price Save up to www.windowanswers.co.nz or email firstname.lastname@example.org 2823219AC Whole Free Range CHICKENS HOURS Mon-Fri 7.30am-5.30pm Saturday 7am-2pm SUNDAY CLOSED www.clarksorganicbutchery.co.nz 356 West Coast Rd Glen Eden Auckland 818 6526 were $13.44kg NOW $9.99 Amazing race a way to give back By HANNAH SPYKSMA Amazing race: Sali Hafeedh, Stanton Dunn and Jinisha Naicker are running an Auckland-wide amazing race as a way to give back to communities and make a positive contribution to society. Photo: JASON OXENHAM Stop existing and start living -- that s the philosophy behind the organisation to bring an amazing race to Auckland this weekend. Twenty-four-year-old Stanton Dunn started the Buyisa Initiative a year ago, as a way to give back to local and global communities. This Saturday, as part of the group s events pro- gramme, members have organised the Most Amazing Race, a spin-off of the popular TV show with a similar name. I can t give away too many details but let s just say some tasks will challenge you physically, some mentally and some will call on creative talents, says Mr Dunn, who has spent the past few weeks organising the race. With One Tree Hill as the key location, the event aims to involve teams in a city- wide challenge. All proceeds go towards the initiative s $25,000 fund- raising project to have fresh water bores installed in two South African townships. Buyisa, which means give back in Zulu, is run by Mr Dunn and his friends in their spare time. Although most members have South African con- nections, they say the reason for donating funds to this particular water project is because in Auckland having fresh water is something people often take for granted. We are so lucky in New Zealand. I forget that little things like taking my water bottle to work is a luxury for so many others -- there are millions of people who don t have any access to clean water, Mr Dunn says. The underlying idea is to connect people on a local scale, while allowing them to contribute to something meaningful of international significance. I think it s sometimes hard for people to relate to global issues, Auckland Uni- versity student Jinisha Naic- ker says. She also volunteers for Buyisa. Even though some of the communities are thousands of kilometres away, it s about realising you can help and can make a difference. She says the event was huge amounts of fun to organise and is also a oppor- tunity for people to see the city as accidental tourists . The race pitches teams against each other and the clock in a bid to complete as many tasks as possible and to win $500. There are 25 challenges in total and the twist is that each task will be worth a cer- tain amount of points, which contestants won t know until after they ve completed each one. Winners will be decided based how many points teams end up with, as opposed to who arrives back first. To participate in the event, which runs from 10.30am to 5pm on November 27, text 022-289-472 before the end of Friday, or visit www.buyisa.org. Monte Cecilia fair The Monte Cecilia School Fair takes place tomorrow from 10am to 2pm at 72 Hillsborough Rd. There will water zorbs, a rock climbing wall, bungy jumping, train rides, bouncy castle, face painting, lucky dips, smash pal- ace, raffles, cakes, sweets, plants, toys, books, clothing, white elephant stall, sausage sizzle, Indian food, roast on a spit and slushies. Scottish gathering It s time to break out the haggis and bagpipes again for the 35th Auckland Highland Games and Gathering. The annual event is at Three Kings Reserve in Mt Roskill this Saturday starting at 11am. It includes a strongman competition, Highland dancing, children s enter- tainment, haggis hurling, tossing the caber, and Scottish crafts for sale. The event ends at 4.15pm with the singing of Auld Lang Syne accompanied by bagpipes and more dancing.
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