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School holidays at the library

The school holidays run for two weeks from the 18th of April. Local libraries are always a great source of entertainment for children, and not just for an endless supply of reading material. The plan fun activities for all ages, all free but booking may be advisable. The theme across Auckland Libraries is Telling Tales.  Just imagine the tales you can tell……(Venues, unless otherwise stated, are the Onehunga or Oranga libraries.)

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Onehunga Festival returns to the seaside

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Onehunga Festival returns to a seaside location this April, finding its new home at the magnificently restored Taumanu Reserve on Onehunga’s foreshore.

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YMCA offers free water safety sessions

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There have been too many incidents of drowning this summer – lives lost often through a lack of understanding of basic water-safety principles. YMCA believes that water safety should be given the same priority as road safety, and that children should be taught to understand the dangers of water and how to keep themselves safe.

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Jogging becomes way of life

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When One Tree Hill local, UK-born Richard Elliot, first moved to New Zealand two years ago, he was a smoker and overweight. He says part of the reason he and his wife moved to New Zealand was for a change of lifestyle, to “enjoy the outdoors and get a bit fitter.”

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Volunteers Needed for Child Cancer Foundation Street Appeal

The Child Cancer Foundation is seeking volunteers to help with its local street appeal on Friday, 18 or Saturday, 19 March.

March is Child Cancer Foundation Appeal month.  The aim of the month is to both raise awareness about the vital support the Child Cancer Foundation offers to children with cancer and their families and donations to support its work.

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Mahana premier supports charity

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Internationally acclaimed director Lee Tamahori’s first New Zealand film in 20 years, MAHANA, will have its New Zealand premiere on February 22, 2016 at Hoyts Sylvia Park, Auckland.

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