Papakura Courier




McCahon House Kauri Project saplings – Freeman’s Bay: 300 kauri saplings are now publicly available, grown from giant kauri trees captured in iconic NZ artist Colin McCahon’s paintings from the ‘‘Titirangi Years’’ (1953-1959). $100 each, May 5-8; mccahonhou­ kauriora. 10am, Allpress Studio, 8 Drake St.

U3A Papatoetoe – general meeting: Graham Falla quartet entertaine­rs, morning tea then mini speaker. 9.45am, Papatoetoe Bowling Club, Great South Rd. Girls table tennis coaching – Epsom: Girls under 18 invited to free table tennis coaching. Caters for all levels of play. 5pm, Auckland table tennis stadium, 99A Gillies Ave.


Teach English to adult migrants: If you are interested in helping adults with their English settlement skills, our course is for six Fridays for volunteers who have a good understand­ing of English. 9.30am, with English Language Partners at the Eastview Baptist Church, Botany, Email aucklandso­uth@englishlan­ nz or phone 278 9099.

Rotary St Johns: Fun debate about ‘‘are smart phones making us dumber?’’ Also, a two-course dinner for only $28 (plus cash bar). To attend email berylrobin­son@xtra. or phone 021652802 by May 6. Website: rotarystjo­ 5.30pm, Five Knots at Tamaki Yacht Club, 30 Tamaki Dr.

Chrysanthe­mum display: The Auckland Chrysanthe­mum and Dahlia Society presents an afternoon display of brilliantl­y coloured chrysanthe­mums of all shapes and sizes. Trading table, raffles and refreshmen­ts served. $2 entry. 1pm, Auckland Horticultu­ral Centre, 956 Great North Rd.


Eastern Table Tennis Club: Free. For further informatio­n, phone Bob (021 619619). 7.30pm, St Thomas’ School Hall, Corner Allum St & Kohimarama Rd.

Protecting Auckland’s Heritage: David Seymour, MP for Epsom, hosts Auckland Council heritage manager Noel Reardon, discussing the future protection of heritage buildings. RSVP to 1.30pm, Somervell Church, 497 Remuera Rd.

Seniors Dance Mt Albert: Dance classes for ages 60-plus for physical, mental, creative and social wellbeing. Taught by Susan Jordan. Phone 021 2061835 for further details. 10am, St Lukes Church Hall, 704 New North Rd.


Waitemata Scottish Country Dancing: Come amd learn Scottish country dancing. Lots of fun and fitness. Every Tuesday. Beginners start at 6.45pm. No partner required. Contact Katrina 0276682110. 6.45pm, Kelston Community Centre, corner Great North and Awaroa roads.

East Auckland Table Tennis Club: $10 per player per night. For further informatio­n, phone Geoff (022 6747650). 7.15pm, Pakuranga Community Hall, 346 Pakuranga Rd.


Composting Workshop Mangere: Introducti­on to composting with bokashi bins, worm farms and cold composting bins. compostcol­lective.­ngere-13/. 3.30pm, Mangere Mountain Education Centre, 100 Coronation Rd.

Composting Zoom Workshop (Mt Roskill): Composting with bokashi bins, worm farms and cold composting bins. compostcol­ composting-zoom-workshop-mtroskill/. 6.30pm, Online via Zoom

Residents and Ratepayers Associatio­n – Mangere: Community Meeting. 7pm, St James Church Hall, Church St.

Meditate in Mt Eden: Learn how to combine Buddhist wisdom with meditation to improve your life. $15/10meditate­ 7.30pm, Mt Eden Village Hall, 449 Mount Eden Rd.


St Heliers Floral Art: Meetings on the second Thursday of each month, from February to November. Qualified teachers help designing/workshops modern and traditiona­l. Noon, St Chads Community Church, 38 St Johns Rd. Girls table tennis coaching – Epsom: Girls under 18 invited to free table tennis coaching. Caters for all levels of play. 5pm, Auckland table tennis stadium, 99A Gillies Ave.


APO Friends Meet The Artist – Ellerslie: At 10am, Friends AGM. At 10.30, music from the Horns of the APO followed by an interview with Barbara Glaser, APO CEO. Members $15, non-members $20. Ellerslie War Memorial Community Centre, corner Ellerslie Main Highway and Arthur St.


Shave for a Cure: Farmers is hosting community Shave for a Cure events across NZ to help fundraise for Kiwis living with blood cancer. shaveforac­ noon, Farmers, Shop SM03/ Sylvia Park Shopping Centre, 286 Mt Wellington Highway.

Garage Sale – Papatoetoe RSA: Clothing, books, kitchen stuff, pickles and jams, plants, and morefor sale. 9am-noon, Papatoetoe RSA, 22 Wallace Rd.

SPACE Market – Te Atatu: Food, live music, art, craft, handmade products, Clothes. Stallholde­rs register at spacecloud­

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Traffic lights: Please make sure you are aware of the Covid traffic light setting in your area and any rules that you may need to comply with regarding numbers of people, location and vaccinatio­n status.

space-market-stallholde­r-form. Info at 8384809437­76240. 10am, SPACE - Cloud99, 46 Wharf Rd.

New Zealand Sign Language class: Learn basic New Zealand Sign Language with Deaf Aotearoa. Registrati­on required. Phone Highland Park Library 09 377 0209 or email highland. library@aucklandco­ , noon, Highland Park Library, 16 Highland Park Dr.

Genealogis­ts: AGM of the Howick NZSG branch. The topic will be ‘‘The newly released 1921 census of England and Wales’’. 1.30pm, St Andrew’s Church, Vincent St.

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