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Community Notices: 01 August 2014





Enrolments for the next intake of the BEST Leadership Academy are now open and close on August 4, and further information can be found at http://www.bestleaders.ac.nz/.






Term 3 and Term 4 will run back to back as we prepare for the arrival of mentor and kumu hula, Blaine Kamalani Kia and the second half of his duo band kamanawa, Kalei Kahalewai to perform with us at our ho’ike (annual showcase) held at TAPAC Theatre.

Date / Time: 4 August

Classes will resume at 6pm, Mondays at leys Gymnasium hall in Ponsonby.





Vanuatu Independence Day Celebrations

A day for Ni-Vanuatu and friends of Vanuatu alike to come together and celebrate Vanuatu's National holiday and Independence from British and French rule through sharing food, music and dance.

Date / Time: Saturday 2 August

Venue: Te Puke Intermediate, Bay of Plenty

Cameron Rd, Te Puke 3119

Town / City: Te Puke

Contact Name: Roxy Burt

Phone: 07-5758965

Email: roxy@vodafone.co.nz

Mobile: 0211205692




Operation Christmas Child 2014 Launch

Operation Christmas Child is kicking off for 2014! Come join us for an evening of dessert and celebration as we share the vision of Operation Christmas Child for the upcoming year. Whether you are a long-term supporter of Operation Christmas Child or if you've only just heard of us, you're invited to come along and share this evening with us.

Where: Hosted by Windsor Park Baptist Church,

550 East Coast Rd, Mairangi Bay,


Time: August 2nd @ 7pm

RSVP by July 25th to Claire Hart (claireh@samaritanspurse.org.nz; 0800 684 300)

Date / Time: August 2nd, 7pm

Town / City: Auckland

Contact Name: Claire Hart

Phone: 0800684300

Email: claireh@samaritansourse.org.nz

Website: www.operationchristmaschild.org.nz








Date / Time: 2nd August 2014, 6PM till late

Venue: Manihiki Hall

42 Lovegrove Crescent

Town / City: Otara, Auckland

Contact Name:   Danny Ripata

Phone: 09 2744255

Email: manihikicommunity@gmail.com

Mobile: 02102303757






The University Dream – Pacific Students Succeeding at University •Pacific Strategic Framework • Who fails and who succeeds?

•Pathways for Pacific students

•Holistic support framework

Date / Time: Tuesday 5th August, 4-7pm

Venue: The Chateau on the Park

Cnr Deans Avenue & Kilmarnock Street,


Town / City: Christchurch

Contact Name: Tofilau Nina Kirifi-Alai

Phone: 0800 80 8098 / 03 479 8278

Email: pacific@otago.ac.nz

Mobile: 021 279 4574

Website: www.otago.ac.nz/pacific





Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board

What do you think would help shape and support development of our area over the next 5 to 30 years? Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board is developing an area plan and we want to know what you think we should focus on. What do you think would help shape and support development of our area over the next 5 to 30 years? Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board is developing an area plan and we want to know what you think we should focus on.


What do you think would help shape and support development of Otara-Papatoetoe over the next 5 to 30 years?


Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board is developing an area plan and we want to know what you think we should focus on.


Give feedback at a public event or online: shapeauckland.co.nz


Date / Time: Wednesday 6 August, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Venue: Allan Brewster Leisure Centre

Tavern Lane, Papatoetoe.

Town / City: Auckland

Contact Name: Sarah Trinder

Phone: (09) 3010101

Email: sarah.trinder@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz





Buy Samoa Made-Promotion

Samoa- Launches "Buy Samoa Made Exhibition Center" in Auckland

Date / Time:     6th August 2014 at 3.30pm

Venue:     Samoa House- K-Road-Auckland City

Samoa House-K-Road-Auckland

Town / City:     Auckland

Contact Name:     Tagaloa Edward L.Wilson

Phone:     685 26726

Email:     wilex@ipasifika.net

Mobile:     685 7223910

Website:   www.same.org.ws






Avondale Community Gardeners, "Fruit Tree Propagation" Seminar,

With Biodynamic Orchardist, Dieter Proebst,

Entry $5 & shared lunch

Rosebank Peninsula Hall,

212 Rosebank Road,

Date / Time:     Saturday 9 August 2014 at 11am-2pm

Town / City:     Avondale, Auckland






Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop in Hamilton:


From U-Knights, Kortaz, Hamilton Slamdown Poets, Cipher Divine Zulu's, Spell, Lo Quay, Imperious Dance Company, Spit Right (beatbox) plus local singers, dancers and rappers.

~4pm-7pm $10 on the door~

Date / Time: 10/08/14

Venue: San Fran/Black Note/Studio 46

Wellington - Auckland- Hamilton

Town / City: Wellington/Auckland/Hamilton

Contact Name: Any Media Enquires: Vanessa Stacey

Phone: 043838754

Email: E: vanessap.r@gmail.com

Mobile: P:0212101666

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/798996053474694






Te Epetoma O Te reo Maori Kuki Airani - Cook Islands Maori Language Week

The wellington region will be celebrating the language week with a host of activities and events that will close with a church service on Sunday the 10 august. Highlights include; Tivaevae exhibition and workshops, Porirua College’s speech competition, a pioneers project interviews, Victoria University Cook Islands student concert, string band competition, live radio interviews, cultural performances on Saturday afternoon at Te Rauparaha Arena, Porirua programmes are available at Te Akapuanga, Cannons Creek, Porirua.

Date / time: August 2 - 10

Venue: Te Akapuanga

Cannons Creek, Porirua

Town / City: Wellington

Phone: (04)4767360

Email: apii.rongo-raea@whitireia.ac.nz

Mobile: 0224306522





Pasifika Futures through Whanau Ora

Pasifika Medical Association in partnership with presents its 17th Annual conference.

Key themes: Life Long Learning, Living Longer, Living Better, Living Financially Free, Leading and caring for our Families, Communities and Country

Visit our website for more information www.pacifichealth.org.nz

Date / Time: 28 - 29 August 2014

Venue: Macs Function Centre, Wellington

4 Taranaki Street, CBD Wellington

Town / City: Wellington

Contact Name: Pasifika Medical Association

Phone: +64 9 2505761

Email: melissa@pacifichealth.org.nz

Website: www.pacifichealth.org.nz








Celebrating Pacific People in Music


Acts from Pacific nations coming together in showcasing our Music, foods, Arts & Crafts.

Art Exhibition by: Ray Toà Toà Puni.

Also seeking those keen to have food and arts/crafts stalls as well (GENUINE INQUIRIES) Conditions Apply- limited spaces.

Date / Time: August 30th Saturday 2014 10am to 4pm

Venue: SHED 2 - Corbans Arts Centre

426 Great North Road, Henderson

Town / City: Waitakere City

Contact Name: Patricia Davidson For more info:

Phone: 0221650901

Email: mmpr@post.com





FREE* Computer Training

Master new skills, retrain or simply get started with FREE*computing courses at Manukau Institute of Technology.

FreeB Computing Course (part-time)

• Start any time

• Introductory computer courses for all levels • Learn the first steps in computing, develop keyboarding techniques and learn how to use email and internet • Use the latest MS Office packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher • Learning locations available at MIT Otara, MIT Manukau and Three Kings.


Ask us about our other FREE* computer courses - National Certificate in Computing Level 2 and Level 3. *Conditions apply, visit manukau.ac.nz.


Date / Time: Start anytime

Venue: MIT Otara, MIT Manukau, and Three Kings

MIT Otara: Corner of East Tamaki Rd & Newbury Street,

Otara 2023, Manukau City •

MIT Manukau:

Corner Manukau Station Rd & Davies Ave

Town / City: Auckland

Contact Name: 0800 86 30 50

Phone: 09 968 8000

Email: info@manukau.ac.nz

Mobile: 0800 86 30 50

Website: manukau.ac.nz





Free Hospitality Course

16-19 year olds

Date / Time: Next intake - August

Venue: Onehunga


83 Church Street

Town / City: Auckland

Contact Name: 027 500 8012

Phone: 0800 835 1014






Free community boot-camp.

Free for all ages, shapes, sizes, fitness levels.

We encourage families to come along, bring your children to work out together.

Date / Time: Every Tuesday/Thursday 6pm & Saturday 7am

Venue: Swanson Park

McIntyre Rd

Mangere Bridge

Town / City: Auckland

Contact Name: Leone Tuialii

Phone: 092757348

Email: fuzz_iese@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0211645727




Suicide Prevention online help and information

Tautoko Suicide Crisis Helpline - 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Lifeline0800 543 354

The Lowdown- online support for depression:www.thelowdown.co.nz, text 5626www.depression.org.nz, 0800 111 757

Youthline0800 376 633www.youthline.co.nz, text 234

Samaritans0800 726 666

For Psychiatric emergency services, community mental health services or the Emergency department of any local hospital (refer to front of local telephone directory)

Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand www.spinz.org.nz




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