Eastern Courier : December 8th 2010
15 EASTERN COURIER, DECEMBER 8, 2010 NEWS Your spare time can help your community! A couple of hours can make a real difference Hospice South Auckland needs hospitality volunteers for our In-Patient Unit. Other opportunities exist for drivers & retail support for Hospice shops The very generous gift of time by our volunteers allows Hospice South Auckland to continue to provide our services and support at no cost to our patients. If you want to make a difference and have time to spare to help others, please contact Chris Keeling or Sally Stansfield at Hospice South Auckland on 09 640 0219 (Chris) or 09 640 0220 (Sally) or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 3327471AD • Early Childhood Music Classes(5 & 6yr olds) including KindyRock (3 -- 5yrs) • Keyboard, Recorder and Guitar lessons • Instrumental Classes for orchestral and Band instruments (ages 6 -- 18) • Opportunities to perform in one of the HSM's 3 Bands and 3 Orchestras • Competitive Hire Fees • New Classes offered for Brass Instruments • Advanced Classes in Keyboard and Guitar leading to examinations • Be part of a fun environment with experienced teachers. Classes are held on Saturdays and Tuesday Evenings For further details please contact 5340674 or visit our website www.hsm.co.nz ENROLMENTS 2011 Want to learn an instrument? 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WHEN IT'S TIME TO RETIRE IT'S TIME TO START LIVING!!! • Enjoy the freedom of NO external home maintenance • Enjoy large luxury villas with internal garaging • Enjoy the 24hour on site security • Enjoy the privacy, space and park like surroundings • Enjoy a true village atmosphere • Enjoy the Half Moon Bay location and all it offers • Enjoy the activities, amenities and the companionship Independent Villas Serviced Apartments Rest Home *Independent Living Apartments now under construction* Rise showcase on stage The Rise Dance Show- case in association with CanTeen is back. The show will be at Avondale College theatre on Sunday at 7pm. Tick- ets are $25 from iTicket, CanTeen or Auckland Dance. Visit www.auck landdance.co.nz. Keen eyes: Umpires Phil Jones, Wayne Knights, Peter Gasston, Billy Bowden will have their eye on the ball. Specsavers go in to bat for umpires Kiwi umpires can feel confident when making the tough calls on the pitch this season. Specsavers are ensur- ing they are vision-ready for this season s domestic competitions including the HRV Cup and Plunket Shield, claiming sponsorship for New Zealand s domestic umpires. New Zealand umpire Billy Bowden says healthy eyesight is an invaluable tool, as good vision is pivotal to doing their job well. Our role is to pick up on the finer aspects of play that the crowd can t see from their seats, Billy says. We re there to have our eye on the ball, literally, and make the big calls that make the game legitimate. Without healthy eye- sight, we can t do our jobs properly. Specsavers managing director Graeme Edmond says he is proud of the New Zealand Cricket partnership. When summer hits it is so important to think about your eyes and preventing the damage that can occur when out in the sun. Getting your eyes tested every two years and wearing sunglasses while outdoors is critical. Getting behind our New Zealand umpires this season is a fantastic way to show how eyecare can make a real differ- ence and lift perform- ance in the sporting arena, as well as every- day life, Graeme says. Confidence down Housing confidence has slipped, but only slightly, as house price expectations continued to fall over the last quarter, according to the latest ASB NZ Hous- ing Confidence Survey. ASB chief economist Nick Tuffley says housing confidence was marginally lower during the three months to October, with a net 28 percent of respondents still saying that now is a good time to buy a house, compared to 29 percent in the previous quarter. This small decline occurred against a back- drop of a slide in perceptions around house prices. The results are in line with recent data showing signs of a continued slow down in housing activity. Mr Tuffley says the median number of days taken to sell a house has continued to edge up and is now well above the long-term average.
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