Central Leader : February 2nd 2011
10 CENTRAL LEADER, FEBRUARY 2, 2011 NEWS Affordable Veterinary Care • Pet grooming, Flea treatments & Worm treatments • Cat Speying & Neutering • Dog Speying & Neutering • Pet Microchiping • Pet Vaccination Specials 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 $99 for two pairs of glasses Limited Time Ph 309 3900 237 Symonds St Eden Terrace email@example.com www.edeneye.co.nz 3140652AE Bereavement Volunteers needed in your area now. CONTACT Full training and supervision is provided. Our specialist bereavement team provides direct support to family, whanau and friends affected by a suicide. could be there ? 027 280 5204 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call or text eastwestdesigns FACTORY NEW ZEALAND MADE Sat 5th & Sun 6th 9am to 4:30pm 334b Rosebank Rd Avondale (Behind BOC Gas) Some items below cost! GENUINE MANUFACTURERS CLEARANCE SALE SALE THIS WEEKEND MASSIVE SAVINGS! Rimu bed frames & bedroom furniture various styles and timbers CASH / EFTPOS / VISA / MASTERCARD Cash & carry or delivery can be arranged -- Factory seconds -- End of lines -- Prototypes -- Ex display stock -- Mattresses 3155444AA All work W.O.F Certificate Specialist Service Includes: • Headlight Polishing • Protective Headlight Film • Water Spot Removal • Flat Glass Wing Mirrors • Glass Cleaning & Polishing Products • Emergency After Hours Glazing • MOBILE REPAIR & REPLACEMENT SERVICE OPEN HOURS: MON - FRI 8AM - 5PM • SATURDAY 8AM - 12PM UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP Penrose Workshop Cnr Maurice Rd & Church St, Penrose, Auckland Telephone: 09 636 0360 Mob: 027 476 7135 Freephone: 0800 10 35 35 Website: www.novus.co.nz Singing scholarships Sing your heart out with a vocal scholarship from Pitt St Methodist Church Choir. The choir is offering eight scholarships for successful candidates. For information call director Robert Howell on 535-5493 or 021- 0635-862, email inverted ---email@example.com. Sharing the Peranakan culture Peranakan passion: Christina McTaggart is keen to share her Peranakan culture with other Aucklanders at Avondale Library to celebrate Chinese New Year. Photo: CATHERINE HEALY She s been in New Zea- land for 40 years but Avondale resident Christina McTaggart still has a strong con- nection to her roots in Singapore. Ms McTaggart enjoys sharing her Peranakan culture with other Auck- landers so she s putting together an exhibition at Avondale Library to cel- ebrate Chinese New Year this month. Peranakan people are descended from 15th and 16th century Chinese immigrants to the Malay archipelago. They are spread through Malaysia and Singapore. Ms McTaggart arrived in New Zealand in 1971 as a young bride with her Scottish husband and their two small children. She was born in a resettlement colony in Bahau, west Malaysia, during the World War Two Japanese occu- pation of Singapore. She has often been asked to speak publicly about what it was like to grow up in wartime. This generation has no idea what it s like. My mother said there was just no food. I think I was brought up mostly on condensed milk. Typical Peranakan women s clothing is a blouse secured with three brooches worn over a sarong. A batik-like print is used and the blouse is often hand- embroidered with glass beads. Examples will be included in the exhi- bition. Ms McTaggart will demonstrate a typical Peranakan dish that is eaten at Chinese New Year for Avondale library visitors on Febru- ary 18. Babi Pongteh is a tra- ditional pork dish that I still cook for Chinese New Year. Our food is spicy compared to Chinese food which is really quite bland. The exhibition explaining the Perana- kan culture and featuring several antiques will be on dis- play as part of the Avon- dale Library s Chinese New Year celebrations from February 7 to 19. The cooking demon- stration on February 18 is at 11am. No booking is required. There will also be a Chinese storytime for preschoolers on Febru- ary 10 at 10am. Ms McTaggart would like to set up a group for people with connections to the Peranakan cul- ture. Anyone interested can phone her on 828-5581. Credit union scholarships New Zealand Credit Union Auckland has eight 2011 scholarships to offer its members chil- dren. The primary and inter- mediate school scholar- ships, worth $250 each, will be given to four pupils while $500 will be given to four secondary school pupils from a pool of $3000. The funds will help help pay for expenses ranging from fees to uniforms. Applications close on February 18. Parents can collect application forms from NZCU Auckland branches in Penrose, Mt Roskill, Manukau or at the airport. As a non-profit credit union, NZCU Auckland has been providing finance and banking services for more than 45 years. Contact 571-6770 for information. Money, money, money A free money manage- ment course is coming to Greenlane. The three-week course is open to everyone and will be held on March 7 at Greenlane Christian Centre, 17 Marewa Rd at 7.30pm. It is part of Christians Against Pov- erty, a national debt counselling charity. Money coach Doug White will lead the sessions by offering prac- tical advice on good money management skills, budgeting tips and advice on how to handle money wisely. Contact 022-033-7940 or capmoneycoach.gcc@ gmail.com.
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