Eastern Courier : June 17th 2011
5 EASTERN COURIER, JUNE 17, 2011 NEWS BEINTO 4 VIP SEATS AT THE FINAL 4 MATCHES OF RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011 WITH LAND ROVER DETAILS IN YOUR SUNDAY STAR-TIMES TM © Rugby World Cup Limited 2008. Rugby World Cup 2011 Ticketing terms and conditions apply. Promotion ends July 22, 2011. Promotion terms and conditions apply. WIN SUNDAY STAR TIMES LAND ROVER Official Vehicle of Rugby World Cup 2011 IN BRIEF Market moving The Howick Village Saturday Market is shifting from June 25 to July 29. The Howick Village Association has successfully negotiated with the Auckland Council for an upgrade of the area surrounding the Howick Information Service in Picton St. The upgrade includes new paving, planting, constructing a stage area, a new entrance from Central Terrace carpark and a new courtyard area outside Elite Delicatessen. Work starts on June 20 and will take about eight weeks. During this time the market will be temporarily located in the Central Terrace carpark between the Moore St entrance and the Christian Outreach Centre. The area will be closed off on Saturdays from 6am to 1pm while the market is running. Yogathon Yoga practitioners are embarking on a marathon of sun salutations to promote the art and its benefits for health. The nationwide health for humanity yogathon is being organised by the Hindu Council over two weeks in August. Co-ordinator Venkat Koppaka says participants will perform 100,000 surya namaskar sequences of simple yoga postures during the fortnight. The yogathon starts at 10am on August 13 and is open to all ages beliefs and ethnic backgrounds. Go to www.yogathon-nz.org to register. Op shop can be 'interesting' By PIP BOURKE Hands up: Aaron Stephen of the Salvation Army Family Store in Botany is looking for volunteers. Photo: PIP BOURKE From 40 pairs of silver PVC pants to 400 pairs of kids shoes, Aaron Stephen has seen a lot of odd stuff in his time. Mr Stephen is the Sal- vation Army Family Store manager for Botany. The store on on Ti Rakau Drive is crying out for volunteers. Whether it be two hours or 20 hours, we always need volunteers,'' Mr Stephen says. He says while the store has it's regular volunteers they always need more. It can be an interesting job. Often we come across things that we have no idea what they are.'' Mr Stephen says if an object is unidentifiable they leave it on the counter and say it's half price if someone can tell staff what it is. A koto, a traditional Japanese instrument 180cm wide, was among these objects at one stage. That was before someone stole it out of the shop win- dow while we weren't look- ing.'' Mr Stephen says they often get items of value in store. Autographed books are quite common, as are antiqui- ties.'' Church leaders Karl and Lynley McInnes see a lot of what comes into the shop. Mrs McInnes says the most interesting had to be what was rumoured to be Billy T James' sofa. I can see why they wanted to get rid of it,'' she says. It was heinous. It was dark brown with a sort of maroon pattern and sagging seats with a wooden frame. Far too ugly for words.'' Mr McInnes says all the money made in the family store gets pumped back into the community. To volunteer or for more information call Mr Stephen on 274-6302 or call into the store on 298 Ti Rakau Drive. Botany Salvation Army Fam- ily store is also on Facebook.
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