Central Leader : December 8th 2010
25 CENTRAL LEADER, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS Please note: Please do not bring your own alcohol on to the premises. New licencing laws restrict this and bags may be searched and any alcohol confiscated. The Mad Butcher And Suburban Newspapers Community Trust Invites You To A THIS SUNDAY at Ellerslie Racecourse Every year we say THANK YOU to the people of Auckland for their fantastic support with this FREE day out for the whole family. Start The Holiday Season In Style Entertainment - and Father Christmas will be there! FREE Ice Cream for Kids FREE FREE GAMES & RIDES for Kids (and the Mad Butcher's famous "Lolly Scramble") Mad Butcher Sausage Sizzle FREE FREE Entrance to Ellerslie Racecourse The Grey District Council is deeply saddened by the events that have unfolded in the wake of the Pike River Mine explosion. Now more than ever is the time for the community to stand behind these families so deeply affected. Council is assisting in setting up the PIKE RIVER MINERS RELIEF FUND TRUST in order to offer the financial support required now and going forward. The Trust will have representation from multiple support agencies involved in the response. Donations can be made at any Westpac or BNZ branch, or sent care of the Grey District Council. PO Box 382, 105 Tainui St, Greymouth 7840 Telecom, Vodafone and 2 Degrees customers can text 306 to make an automatic $3 donation. Children --- please check with the bill payer first. You can also include text messages of support. Messages will be collected and shared with the families of the miners. PIKE RIVER MINERS RELIEF FUND This space kindly donated by Suburban Newspapers Auckland and Fairfax Media Affordable Veterinary Care •Pet grooming, Flea treatments & Worm treatments •Cat Speying & Neutering •Dog Speying & Neutering •Pet Microchiping •Pet Vaccination Just spend $20 for more at either Onehunga Vet & Pet or Mangere Vet Clinic and go in the draw for a luxury mystery weekend drawn on the 24th of December 2010! Have you and your pets photo taken with Santa! Specials The perfect Christmas card or gift. Santa will be in-store during December. Phone now for booking times! Christmas Specials now available 95 Coronation Road, Mangere Phone: 636 6732 40 Princes Street, Onehunga Phone: 636 6899 Easy wheelchair/pram access. Parking right outside the door. Mangere Veterinary Clinic Helping you care for your pets OPEN 7 DAYS Every toy's a suspect in Xmas play By SCOTT MORGAN Bad toys: Actress Natalie Medlock has written a Christmas comedy about disgruntled, undervalued toys that attack their young owner. Is Barbie a murderer? Or did Jack-in-the-box do it? They are just two of the suspects in new production Toys, a show full of black Christmas humour being held at the Basement Theatre this month. Each toy is a suspect in the murder of their seven-year-old owner Charlie, who neglected them in favour of newer, shinier play-things on Christmas Day. Freemans Bay resident Natalie Medlock wrote the play along with Dan Musgrove and she also plays Jack-in-the-box. They're feeling a bit gypped, cast off and rejected,'' she says. Not all the toys have Charlie's best interests at heart.'' The cast of 40 has several big names including David Fane, Oliver Driver and Siobhan Marshall. Ms Medlock says the show will go ahead with little rehearsal time because of the actors' tight schedules. It's an opportunity for them to play and let loose.'' Toys is a fundraiser for the Basement, with none of the actors getting paid. Everyone is doing it for the love of it.'' She says Christmas fundra- isers have been successful in the past, with previous shows allowing a revamp of the toilets and green room at the venue. Toys runs at the Basement Theatre on Lower Greys Ave until December 18, but there are no shows on Mondays. To buy tickets visit www.iticket.co.nz. Sir George Grey's collection online It's been more than 120 years since Sir George Grey's generosity helped open the original Auckland City Library and his contribution is being honoured through an online portal. In 1887, Governor Grey gifted his book collection to the people of Auck- land. His books, manuscripts and letters can be accessed through www. georgegrey.org.nz. The site showcases items gifted by Sir George, as well as linking to two online resources -- the Shades of Grey exhibition, and a database of his manuscripts.
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