Western Leader : February 17th 2011
8 WESTERN LEADER, FEBRUARY 17, 2011 NEWS Free Information Presentations For Older People First Wednesday of every month WINZ Entitlements Wednesday 2 March 2011 10.00 am -- 12.00noon Up to date Entitlement Information Are you receiving your full entitlement? Are you aware of what help is available? Come along and have your questions answered Venue 57 Rosebank Rd Avondale Phone 820 -0184 to register Coming up in March Getting to Know your Cell Phone & Texting for Seniors How much do you know about using your cell phone? Can you send and receive a Text? Limited Places Phone 820 -0184 to register 2757852AB Now at 220 Universal Drive extension (Off Central Park Drive), Henderson Ph: 836 0029 ALL HOURS Morrison Funeral Directors Family owned and operated Office, Chapel & Reception lounges 79 Line Road, Glen Innes Ph: 521 3100 3507556AA • Retrace the old steamer and sailing ship routes from Helensville to Dargaville before returning by luxury coach • Explore over 60 Nautical miles of sheltered unspoilt waterways • Sight many bays and inlets accessible only by boat • Remote settlements, spectacular sand dunes, history and ecology • Informative commentary • Price $120 per person CRUISING THE KAIPARA Departs Helensville Feb 26, March 12, March 26 PH 09 420 8466 Day Cruise To Dargaville Email or phone for free Brochure firstname.lastname@example.org 794 East Coast Road, Albany Auckland www.cityimpactchurch.com 0800 CHURCH WITH PASTORS PETER & BEV MORTLOCK VISIT US. 6am -TUESDAY 6a m-FRIDAY 9a m-SUNDAY TV3 PRIME SUNDAY SERVICES -10am & 7pm I'm ready for Bays run, says Brown Get going: Mayor Len Brown is urging Aucklanders to join him in the Ports of Auckland Round The Bays event on March 13. By JESS CANN Mayor Len Brown has bounced back from his past health issues to declare him- self ready for the Ports of Auckland Round The Bays event on March 13. Mr Brown, who suffered a heart attack in 2008, has completely changed his rou- tine and lifestyle to prepare for the 8.4km fun run. My heart attack gave me a new outlook on life, he says. Healthy food and regular exercise have now become an integral part of my daily life. I am fighting fit and healthy. The mayor has been hitting the pavement almost every day as part of a regular fit- ness routine as he trains for the event. Mr Brown will tackle the trek with a brisk and steady walking pace with over 40,000 like-minded people alongside him. He urges Aucklanders to take part in the race. It s in a beautiful, unique setting, out in the fresh air and hopefully sunshine. Doing something great for your health and wellbeing, and you will be taking part in an iconic event which brings Aucklanders together. Mr Brown says preparing for the Round The Bays has personal benefits as well. Exercise is great for your ongoing health and fitness, and it s also a great way to clear the mind and manage stress levels. And in the beauty of Auck- land, it s great for the soul too. Money raised from the 2010 event was donated to three charitable trusts. Kidney Kids, Koru Care, Waitemata Harbour Clean- Up and Fairfax First Books will benefit from money raised this year. The entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children 16 and under. Head to www.roundthe bays.co.nz for more infor- mation on how you can get involved. Go to www.western leader.co.nz to see a clip from Sam Pillsbury's 1980 television documentary about the event. Comic career started with nothing to lose By STEPHEN FORBES Comedy collective: Comedian James Keating got into stand-up comedy after a making a funny speech at his brother's wedding. James Keating s first foray into stand-up comedy started 10 years ago when he made a funny speech at his brother s wedding. He says the guests liked his best man s speech and one suggested he try being a comedian. So Mr Keating took up the challenge and headed off to the Classic Comedy Club for an open mic night. I was nervous, Mr Keating says. But I wasn t too stressed because I had nothing to lose. I thought if it doesn t work I ll just walk away. He says despite the stage fright he got a good response and he s been hooked on stand-up comedy ever since. But he still suffers from nerves before he goes on. But when I get on stage and get my first laugh I get into it. Mr Keating, who grew up in Massey, splits his time between performing live and writing material for shows such as TV3 s 7 Days. The programme is hosted by com- edian Jeremy Corbett who referees two teams captained by Paul Ego and Dai Henwood who take apart the week s news. I m still trying to get on it myself, he says. Mr Keating has a busy schedule for 2011 and is set to perform at the NZ International Comedy Festival in Wellington in April. I m doing my own show called True Story for five nights, he says. It s an autobiographical look at the last five years of my life. He says looking back at his own experiences is always a great source for gags. The best jokes are often based on reality, he says. Even if they do include a little bit of colourful exaggeration. Mr Keating is performing this Friday at the Titters Comedy Club at the Titirangi Theatre. The line-up includes UK com- edian Stella Graham, Jarred Fell, Dave Wiggins and MC Rob Callaghan. Call 827-0137 for tickets. Doors open at 7pm.
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