Nor'West News: June 04, 2019


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5pm each Wednesday

Matariki Toi – community art


Today, 3.30-4.30 in Redwood,

Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm in


To celebrate Matariki, a

community art project will run

for all to explore their creative

side. This year the project is

to create a star box or wishing/

remembrance star. Materials are

supplied, all you have to do is

take your creativity.

Redwood and Shirley libraries

Senior citizens activities

Monday, 12.30-3pm,


Enjoy a range of different

activities for senior citizens.

There is a card group on

Mondays and indoor bowls and

friendship groups on Tuesdays.

An old time dance is held on the

first and third Saturday of each

month. For more information

phone Veronica on 383 4682 or

Beth 388 2375.

Scottish Society Hall, cnr of

Caledonian and Edgeware Rds,

St Albans

Knit ’n’ Yarn

Today, 1-3pm and Thursday,

2-3.30pm in Bishopdale,

Wednesday, 1-2.30pm in

Redwood, Friday, 10am-noon in


Take your knitting, crochet or

another craft project and have

fun with a social group. This is a

free, drop-in event.

Bishopdale, Redwood and

Papanui libraries


Today, 12.15-12.45pm

If you have questions

about your iPad, smart

phone or tablet, head down

to GenConnect where Papanui

High School students will help

you for free.

Papanui Library

Scrabble Club

Today, 10.30am-noon in

Redwood, Wednesday, 1-3pm in

Bishopdale, and 1.30-3.30pm in


Play Scrabble with a friendly

group. Just head down when you

can – no bookings required. All

materials are supplied at this free


Redwood, Bishopdale and

Shirley libraries

Culture Exchange

Friday, 3.45-4.45pm

Go along and make new

friends, practice your English

and learn about New Zealand

and Christchurch.

Shirley Library

JP Clinic

Today, 10am-1pm in Papanui,

Today and Wednesday, 10am-

1pm in Shirley, Saturday, 10amnoon

in Bishopdale

A justice of the peace will

be available to members of

the community to witness

signatures and documents,

certify document copies, hear

oaths, declarations, affidavits

or affirmations, as well as sign

citizenship, sponsorship or rates

rebates applications. No charge.

Papanui, Shirley and

Bishopdale libraries


Today, 3.30-4.30pm

Join in on the fun activities

every week at the Makerspace

sessions. There will be creative

and/or tech activities to try and

fun to be had for kids of all ages.

No bookings required. Free.

Redwood Library

Reading to Dogs

Today, 3.30-4.30pm in


Reading to dogs is designed

to provide a relaxed, nonthreatening


which encourages children to

practice and develop a love of

reading. This programme uses

dogs which are pets of the city

council animal management

team. These furry friends have

all been trained and tested for

health, safety and temperament.

Registration is required for this

free event.

Shirley Library


Thursday, 1-2.30pm, Monday,


Go along and

play Rummikub – an exciting,

interactive strategy game. Free,

drop-in event.

Bishopdale Library

If you have a love of games,

head to Papanui Library

on Thursday from 2.30-

4.30pm and choose from

a wide selection, including

the classics. This fun and

social event is free for all

ages to enjoy. No bookings

are required.


Today, 10.30-11am in Shirley,

Wednesday, 10.30-11am

in Bishopdale, Thursday,

11-11.30am in Papanui and

Monday, 10.30-11am in


This free event encourages

learning through a love for

stories. Storytimes is an

interactive programme for all


Shirley, Bishopdale, Papanui

and Redwood libraries


Saturday, 2-4pm in Shirley,

Monday, 2-4pm in Papanui

If you are interested in

playing or learning Mahjong,

head down to this free session for

beginners and advanced players


Shirley Library (registrations

required) and Papanui Library



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2019 welcomes assisted care units close

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packages can be tailored to suit. If you

currently receive in-home assistance you

are welcome to continue those services,

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Main meals are supplied to each unit

daily. Target completion is planned for

September. Feel free to inquire about

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If you seek a lifestyle within a small

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has a long proud diverse history and

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