Western Leader : Western Leader 2nd November
19 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 2, 2010 NEWS 0800 88 NZCC (6922) email@example.com www.nzcc.ac.nz *Conditions apply Our diplomas and national certificates give you the knowledge, professional skills and practical experience to start a rewarding career in early childhood education. Waitakere Campus 3047 Great North Rd New Lynn STUDENT LOANS & ALLOWANCES* Enrol now for 2011 www.nzcc.ac.nz kickstart your career in NZQA REGISTERED & ACCREDITED Thinking about upskilling this year, but don't want to study full-time? Study from home by Distance Learning with PEI ... • Business Administration & Computing • Small Business Management •MYOB® Training (Mind Your Own Business) • PracTESOL (Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages) Freephone 0800 22 55 97 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Text your name to 5353 Visit www.pei.ac.nz Study with PEI Practical Education Institute is an NZQA registered Private Tertiary Establishment Education& trainingAdvertising Feature GUIDELINES To be included, contact us at least two weeks before your event. Call us on 836-9307, email email@example.com, or write to What's On Guide, PO Box 21167, Henderson. This section is for community groups, charities and non-profit organisations providing free or low-cost events only. NOTICES Contact group, for people with fertility issues. November 2, 9 and 16, 7pm- 9pm in Remuera. $10 each or $20 a couple covers all three sessions. Numbers limited. Phone 835-9812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Lupus support group seminar, November 3. New Lynn Community Centre, Totara Ave, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Bring a friend to our last meeting of the year. Contact Louise 817-2060. Movie Magic, film group presents a screening of Les Miserables, November 3, 10am, The Studio, 20 Normandy Place, Henderson. Phone Bob 838-7361. Free community seminars, November 4, 7pm to 9pm. The law made easy. November 25, 7pm to 9pm, applying for benefits. Through Waitakere Law Service. Book through Glen Eden Community House. Ph 818-2194. Meeting, of Auckland branch of Evacuees Reunion Association, November 6, The Guide Centre, 132 Grange Rd, Mt Eden. 1.30pm. All evacuees, partners and friends welcome. Donation of $3. Bring small plate of Christmas fare. Contact Aline 626-7758. Garage sale, November 6, hosted by SCOT to support the Christmas programme of the overseas street children and orphans, 94 Reynella Drive, Massey, from 8am. Car boot sale, and craft market, November 7, 8am, at Swanson train station, $5 per space. Stall fees go towards maintenance of station building. Produce trading table now open. Bring something from your garden or kitchen to swap, no cash involved. Contact Meredith 832-0344. Community dinner, November 7, 6pm, the Intersection Lounge, corner Blockhouse Bay and New North roads, Avondale. Hosted by Avondale Baptist Church. Bookings essential. Phone Janyne 940-5918. Gold coin donation. All welcome. Weight loss challenge, over six weeks. Starts November 8. No charge. Contact Tania 021-225-608. Workshop, Don't be a slave to debt -- the informed consumer. November 8, 10am-noon. Te Atatu Peninsula Community House, 580 Te Atatu Rd. Covering Consumer Guarantees Act/ Fair Trading Act, disputes, avoiding debt, dealing with bad debts, insolvency, consumer credit contracts. Enrolments essential phone: 834-5827. No charge. Music appreciation series, The Studio, 36 St Leonards Rd, Kelston. All at 1pm. Nov 3: Spring Symphony, Schumann; Nov 10: Harry Enfield's light-hearted look at Opera. Nov 18 (note change of date -- was Nov 17): Bluebeard's Castle. Nov 24: The Best of Impressionism. Dec 1: Sacrifium: The Art of the Castrati. Dec 8: Verdi's Requiem. $6 per session. Blockhouse Bay Intermediate, 50th jubilee, November 5 and 6. Anyone involved with the school, past or present is invited. Register your interest: email@example.com or 626-6414. The loan of any school memorabilia would be appreciated. Guess who's coming to lunch weekend, November 6 and 7. Fundraising for WONS Trust. Host a lunch and invite your friends, $15 a head. Guests receive a $50 pamper voucher. Contact Yvonne 021-658-984. Kumeu art in the garden, November 6 and 7. Four gardens featuring more than 1000 pieces of art for sale. Proceeds to Rotary Kumeu and local charities. See www.kumeuartinthe garden.co.nz or phone 412-9886. Entry $25. Collectors' toy and model fair, November 7, 10am-1pm. Mt Eden War Memorial War, 487 Dominion Rd, opposite Potters Park. Plenty of items for sale. Roast dinner and movie night, November 7. Guest speaker Chris Trotter. Limited seats. For bookings contact 833-8011. Speaker, Simonne Dyer, November 9, 9.15am. Subject: Living by the Word. Henderson Baptist Church, 319 Great North Rd. Contact Ethel 838-9236. Budgeting advice, three-week course starts November 11. Hosted by Christians Against Poverty. 7.30pm, St Michaels Anglican Church, 425 Great North Rd, Henderson. See www.capnz.org or contact Bruce 834-4540. Women's Outdoor Pursuits, introductory course, November 12 to 14. For women of all ages throughout Auckland who enjoy the bush. Experienced trampers and beginners welcome. For more information contact Harriet on 486-6284 or visit www.wops.co.nz. SPCA, is looking for collectors, Angels for Animals appeal, November 12-14. If you would like to be an angel for Auckland's animals call 256-2520. Urban biodiversity, workshop with city planning ecologist Craig Bishop. November 13 at Rosebank Peninsula Hall, 11am-12.30pm. All welcome. Contact Imi 828-5854. Fishing, Kaipara Ladies annual fishing competition, November 13, $15 for KCSC club members, non-members $20. Tickets available at the clubroom. Prizes for top three weighed in for all five species. Contact the clubroom (09) 420-8052 after 5pm Thursday to Monday. High tea, hosted by Henderson High School Past Pupils and Friends Inc, November 14, 2pm, staffroom, Henderson High School, Henderson Valley Rd. Gold coin entry. RSVP by November 11 to Val 416-4227. Gala and car boot sale, November 14, 11am-3pm, for Croatian Cultural Society, 161 McLeod Rd, Henderson. Club fundraiser for costumes and musical instruments. Call Anna-Marie to book a space 810-8970 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Antiques and collectables fair, November 14, 9.30am to 2pm, Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd. $2 entry. Contact Sue Hyatt 445-1227. Waitakere City, Ladies Choir concert, Playhouse Theatre, 15 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden, November 14, 2pm. Guest artist fiddler Marian Burns, dancers, instrumentalists, Hobsonville School Choir of Performing Arts. $20 adults, $18 seniors, $5 children. Phone Colleen 832-3501. Meeting, Soil and Health Association, November 16, 6.30pm. Auckland Horticultural Centre, 990 Great North Rd, Western Springs. Bring a plate for a shared meal. Speaker Karen Puttner on nutrition awareness, $2 door charge. Contact Ian 298-8693. Looking for work, Auckland Regional Migrant Services is having a free job search workshop in Waitakere on November 18. To register, call 625-2440, or email reception@arms- mrc.org.nz. Blockhouse Bay Garden Festival, November 20-21. Community centre, 524 Blockhouse Bay Rd. Nov 20 from noon to 4pm. Nov 21 from 10am to 4pm. Various horticultural societies will be represented. Garden workshops. Floral displays. Contact 626-4980. Organ recital, November 20, 3pm, Higher Thought Temple, 1 Union St, Auckland. Celebrating the 100th birthday of the Croft Organ at the temple. Philip Smith of Holy Trinity Cathedral will play. No charge, small donation appreciated. Marchers wanted, are you interested in joining a new west Auckland leisure marching team for mature women? No barriers to age or experience. Email email@example.com. Volunteers wanted, for Waitakere Tramline. Come along to a club day at 105-121 Christian Rd, Swanson, second Saturday of each month. See www.waitakeretramline.org.nz or phone 818-4946. Music, through the ages weekend workshop, to be held at The Studio, 20 Normandy Place, Henderson. Registration inquiries now open. Contact Bob for more information on 838-7361. Job seekers, network meeting for encouragement, support, every Wednesday, 10am, Te Atatu Community House, 580 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula (small brick building back of carpark -- not the Te Atatu Community Centre). Contact Linda 834-5630. Buddhism workshop, five sessions every Wednesday, 7.30pm-8.45pm. Sunnyvale Community Hall, 18 Sunnyside Rd. Free -- dialogue on the art of living. An introduction to the philosophy of Nichiren Daishonin's Buddhism. Support for women, Women's Centre, 111 McLeod Rd, Te Atatu South. A friendly and safe place for women to gain support and information on a wide range of issues, 9am-2pm, Monday to Friday. No charge. Phone 838-6381. Free counselling on Fridays, Margan Ave, New Lynn. Other days are fee- paying days. Call senior trainer Bruce on 027-448-0148. Toastmasters, Club Physical Toastmasters meet every second Thursday at Kelston Community Centre, 7am-8.20am. Ph Paul 027-291-7989. Men's singing, every Monday, 7pm at Te Atatu Peninsula. New members welcome, no experience necessary, lots of music and fun. Ph Noel 828-1305. Coffee group, every Wednesday, 12.30pm-2.30pm, gold coin donation, guest speakers and varied programme, ph 838-6381. Hindi classes, Waitakere Hindi School runs free classes every Sunday. Language 10am-noon, music noon- 1pm. Suitable for children and adults, Hindi and non-Hindi speakers. Ph Saten 834-8250. Personal development training, eight weeks long in Henderson. Become a volunteer counsellor for Youthline or do it for your own personal growth. Ph 361-4170. Northwest Toastmasters, every second Tuesday, Lincoln Green Motor Hotel, 159 Lincoln Rd, Henderson, from 6.50am (for 7am) to 8.20am. Visitors always welcome. Ph Ernst 021-140-5415. Bowls, Portage Indoor Bowling Club, Portage Rd, New Lynn, play on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Ph Norma 828-4858. Also every Thursday from 10.45am to 2pm, Centre Hall, 8 Falkirk St, Blockhouse Bay. Floral, Northwest Floral Art, meeting fortnightly at the meeting room, Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre. Ph Pam 834-6957. Carboot sale, last Sunday of each month, 9am-11am, 39 Township Rd, Waitakere. For Waitakere RSA. $5 for car space. $10 breakfast also available. Ph 833-7155. Carboot sale, every Saturday, 9am- 1pm, Tennis courts at Henderson High School, $5 for car space, money raised for PTA. Ph Jennifer 022-1816-786. Tap dancing, every Wednesday, 7.15pm. Classes for adult beginners, Te Atatu Intermediate, Harbourview Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula. Ph Kim 021-022-77025. Unitarians religion, Saturdays, 5pm. A religion that encourages you to think for yourself. Canoe of Souls Unitarian Church meets at Body Positive House, 1/3 Poynton Terrace (off Pitt St), central Auckland. Ph Rev Roger Pym 826-4099. Tramping club, West Auckland Tramping Club has tramps every Sunday, regular weekend trips and social events, a good level of fitness is required. Visit www.trampwest.co.nz. Communication is key By BY DAVID KNEEBONE, MANAGER, SORTED.ORG.NZ Sometimes when it comes to switching banks or choosing a KiwiSaver scheme it feels like you need a degree to make sense of what is happening to your money. That's why it's important to consider how your bank, insurer, investment company, or KiwiSaver provider will communicate with you before you sign on the dotted line. Clear and regular communication from your financial provider will ensure you make the best choices for your own circumstances and stay in control of your finances, as well as avoiding any unpleasant surprises. When shifting banks or KiwiSaver providers, check out how well they communicate. Visiting their website is a good first step. Does it have the kind of information you're after and is it easy to understand? Find out how regularly the provider sends out statements and if you can access information about your account quickly and easily. If the information they supply isn't clear, easy to under- stand and as regular as you would like, consider a different provider. Give them a call and see what their telephone communication is like -- does it take them long to answer your call? Request some information be sent to you. How long does it take to arrive and do you understand it? If not, they probably aren't right for you. Many financial organisations are striving to do a better job to communi- cate with investors and potential investors. Workplace Savings NZ has an annual industry awards pro- gramme to acknowledge organisations that are communicating well. The People's Choice KiwiSaver Award gives KiwiSaver members the oppor- tunity to rate their provider's com- munications from very poor' to very good'. It's your chance to have your say about how well your KiwiSaver pro- vider communicates. Voting is open now at the Workplace Savings New Zealand website www.workplace savings.org.nz/peoples-choice-award/. Sorted is New Zealand's free indep- endent online money guide, run by the Retirement Commission. www.sorted.org.nz.
November 4th 2010