1314 days ago

International Day of Older Persons

Naveed Ahmed from Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust

On Saturday, October 7th, Shanti Niwas Charitable Trust is celebrating International Day of Older Person in Onehunga. This is a free to the community event.

Lots of activities for Seniors and their families have been organised, includes Seniors Idol competition, multi cultural performances, face painting, music, food stalls, henna stall, information stalls, Bollywood workshops and so much more.

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34 minutes ago

What's On: St Heliers Garden Club

Delphine from Mount Wellington

ST HELIERS GARDEN CLUB MEETING Thursday 20th May, Community Centre 1.20pm Competitions, Raffles Guest Speaker. Visitors most welcome. Come and check us out, if you like flowers,gardens and friendly folk.
St Heliers Garden Club
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1 day ago

Bioluminescence from Tindalls Beach (Whangaparaoa Peninsula)

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Auckland photographer Matthew Davison has captured these amazing images of marine bioluminescence at Tindalls Beach on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

The Mission Bay resident said the phenomenon was notoriously difficult to catch sight of.

"Forget the cell phone - capturing these images requires a decent camera and lens (with low aperture) and a tripod that you don’t mind getting wet," Davison said.

There is a small army of “bio hunters” who religiously search the shores around the Hibiscus Coast (NZ) and beyond, he said.

"When the blue gold is found, a flurry of social media alerts follow. It’s a great people-powered system that enables many to witness this wondrous spectacle. "

Marine bioluminescence is a chemical reaction manifesting in the form of light which occurs when single-celled organisms called dinoflagellates are disturbed by a wave or splash, Davison said.

Photographs: Matthew Davison.

2 days ago

1st Auckland Cavell Guide Unit Set to Celebrate Centenary

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

Did you use to belong to the 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit?

If so, the brigade wants to hear from you!

The 1st Auckland Cavell Girl Guide Unit turns 100 in July and is still seeking old girls to join the celebrations.

One of the first girl guide units to be formed in Auckland, the group is gearing up to commemorate its centenary.

A social afternoon is planned for July 3, kicking off at 2pm with historic guiding activities such as knot tying and making arm slings.

Guests will be treated to afternoon tea and a birthday cake before photographs are taken of the girls.

The day will end with a singalong around the campfire.

The next day, a church parade will march through St Andrews Church, Epsom, where the unit has been meeting since 1921.

Parishioners are invited to a morning tea after the procession.

The unit, initially known as the St Andrew's Peace Scout Group, is believed to be the first guide company which has kept going since it was launched.

It all started when eighteen-year-old Mona Burgin wrote to the Dominion chief scout Colonel Cosgrove, a New Zealand Boer War veteran, asking about Girl Peace Scouts.

He arranged to meet her in Queen St, Auckland and wrote she would recognize him by the red flower in his buttonhole.

Soon after the meeting Burgin formed the troop on July 6.

Girl Peace Scouts wore khaki uniforms and the St Andrews troop wore a red open-ended tie.

In 1923, the Dominion Council became affiliated with the original Girls Guides Association in London.

*Former unit members can email cavellgirlguidesnz@gmail.com for details of the centenary.