Nor West News : January 17th 2013
www.nor-westnews.co.nz 6 NOR-WEST NEWS, JANUARY 17, 2013 NEWS From basic huts on the foreshore to a city of 1.5 million, New Zealand's super city has had a remarkable history of change and development over the past 170 years. This book shows the dramatic changes and puts the reader in the picture, showing the past and present with magnificent photographs taken over the decades. Beautifully printed in full colour with 144 glossy pages, measuring 250 mm wide by 246mm high, this book is a real collectors item. An ideal gift for Birthdays and Anniversaries. All profits from the sale of this book go to charities supported by the Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust. Order your book now by phoning 09 52 52 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or post your order with cheque made out to The Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust, Private Bag 92815, Penrose, Auckland. Auckland A Portr ait of Today and Yesterday Charities Commission registration number CC34283 Raising Millions for Charity and Community Projects $3995 Including GST & FREE POSTAGE within NZ Suppor t charity by buying this superb book! Proudly supported by the How many pokie venues should Auckland have? We need to ensure we have policies in place to support a fair, safe and healthy Auckland. So we'd like to hear your views on how we propose to regulate the growth of pokie machine venues and TAB venues. Copies of full summary of proposal and submission forms are online or at libraries, service centres or local board offices. Submissions will be received from 18 January to 28 February 2013. Play your part in delivering the world's most liveable city. Have your say at: 09 301 0101 online www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay Auckland Council, Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142 OG_AC1600_SUB Libraries explore a whole lot of fun Holiday programme: Kumeu children's and youth librarian Tina Collins, in blue wig, joins the dress-up day theme with, from left: Jessica Woodhams, 9, James Woodhams, 6, and twins Kiera and Grace Dunn, 8. Book characters: Library staff Anne Pearson, Jan Goody, Tina Collins and Cathy Thompson walk and talk their fun holiday programme activities. By RANI TIMOTI Adventures have been going down well at Helensville and Kumeu libraries. The Dare to Explore summer reading pro- gramme continues this month at all Auckland City libraries. Kumeu children's and youth librarian Tina Col- lins says there are about 118 nor-west children enrolled who have pas- sports to check into any library. They also join in fun activities, including dress-up days, games and competitions. It's been quite quiet here because of the good weather but a lot of the activities can be done at home,'' Mrs Collins says. A counting game of jelly and chocolate fish was won by Kaia Staf- ford. Children at Helens- ville library have been enjoying the fun challen- ges, including sending postcards to their li- brarians. Families have also been providing plenty of good feedback. On January 31 both libraries will celebrate the efforts of partici- pants. The Kumeu event will be sponsored by the Kumeu Rotary Club and features a magician and other activities. Mean- while, if you're thinking about buying an e-reader or want to see what they're all about, try out the Kumeu library's sel- ection of e-readers, an iPad and a smartphone. Staff can show visitors how to use the gadgets to access Auckland Lib- raries' e-books and audiobooks. If you already have an e-reader or smartphone and want to learn about downloading items, book a practical session. Call Anne or Sharon on 412 7995 or pop into the library at 296 Main Rd. Go to aucklandlibraries. govt.nz/digitallibrary for more information.
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