124 days ago

Musical Theatre Holiday Programme

Eliette's Music Academy

"The hills are alive with the sound of music...."

The magic of the Sound of Music is coming to Albany.
Our 4 day Musical Theatre workshop will cover the iconic songs and scenes of the Sound of Music. Teaching kids acting and singing skills there will be a show on day 4 you won't want to miss!

Ages: 7-14
Dates: 13th - 16th of January
Times: 9am - 3pm
Location: 6/28 The Avenue Albany

For more information:

Enrol today:
021 067 6333

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3 days ago

Memory Lane Stories

Steve from Albany

I remember Ponsonby as a 13 yr old , went to Ponsonby Primary School and after school would sit with the paperboy selling The Auckland Star newspaper outside the Gluepot pub. In those days we had trolley buses going along Ponsonby Road. After school I would also do a Marriotts Grocery shop delivery on one of those bikes with a huge basket on the front :-)

5 days ago

Our sweet pea seeds send out, April issue and Get Growing

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours and NZ Gardener family,

Our April issue should be with our subscribers now and available in supermarkets and service stations (having been distributed prior to the lockdown restrictions). Whether or not it's on the stands yet is a bit patchy ... but then the incredibly brave and hard-working supermarket staff have quite a bit on their plate right now so I understand if there is a delay! Please, please, please everyone ... don't go out to buy it! Normally of course we love you buying NZ Gardener but right now it's far more important that you stay home and stay safe. (You can buy a copy with your online shopping though! That's safe and I think we are all in the market for something uplifting to read right now).

In this issue we offered to send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who sent us a SSAE. Just to reassure you, we will still send out sweet pea seeds to any reader who is keen to participate. We are just not quite sure when! Ignore the dates in the magazine of when you needed to send the envelope in by - that has been indefinitely extended. But we cannot wait to send you the seed and for those flowers to bloom as by then we will be well through this or even have it behind us. And keep letting us know what you are sowing and growing, send in pictures of your harvest, your flowers or what you are sharing.

We always love hearing from NZ Gardener readers but now when we are all staying apart that connection means more than you can imagine. Stay home, stay safe and stay in touch everyone. For the most updated gardening advice, subscribe to our digital e-zine Get Growing, which will be delivered to your inbox completely free.

1 hour ago

Are our Hospitals doing the right thing?

Hugh from Browns Bay

For the last couple of weeks, we are told that Hospitals have cancelled all non urgent bookings. But as we are seeing it so far, only 5 patients are in hospital with the virus. So they are sitting at 50 or 60% occupancy levels. But it means hundreds are at home in pain or other difficulty, needing some surgery or other treatment, which maybe now should start getting back into the system. Those people may only be in hospital overnight, or a few days.

Even if the worst happened, and the virus attacked patient numbers had a ten fold jump, that would mean an extra 50, spread across hospitals all over the country! Not too hard to deal with I am sure. Time for a rethink perhaps? Life is still going on!