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Variety is coming to town

Hard on the heels of Santa Claus, the Variety Bash is coming to Orewa in March to distribute grants that will help children in need. Variety – The Children’s Charity Examples of items that may be is currently seeking applications considered for funding include from families and child-related specialised trikes, computer organisations for funding to be equipment for special hearing and considered for distribution during its communications requirements, sport/ 21st annual Variety Bash. play/art and cultural equipment, and From March 5–12, the Variety Bash, a customised equipment for children convoy of 40 vehicles, will travel from with special needs. Te Puke to Paihia. It is scheduled to Applications are considered by stop in Orewa on March 7. Variety’s Grants Committee and The Bash’s mission is to distribute funds are granted to those projects grants and raise money for Kiwi kids in the committee considers will improve need, as well as bring ‘magic and fun’ to the quality of life of sick, disabled and disadvantaged children aged up to 18 the schools and communities it visits. Families, schools and child welfare years. Since its inception in NZ in organisations must get their grant 1989, Variety has distributed over $12 applications in to the Variety office million to children in need. before December 31 so that they can Info and application forms: www. be considered for presentation during or phone Heather the Bash visit in March. Stevens on 09 520 4111.

Christmas services at local churches include:

• St Stephens Anglican Church, Stanmore Bay Rd: This is last year the Christmas services will be held in the historic St Stephens church, with the new building to be built next year. Christmas Eve: 4pm, Christingle (especially for the children); 11pm, Midnight Service. Christmas Day: 8am Holy Communion;10am Family Communion. Boxing Day: 10am, Combined service with Manly Methodists. Professional storyteller Stu Duval will speak to the congregation. • Orewa Community Church, entrance from Amorino Dr, Red Beach December 19: 10am, Kids Church & Carols, Fun, family, cafe style celebrations of Jesus’ birth. Christmas Eve: 8pm, The Music of Christmas. Boxing Day: 10am, Boxing Day service. • Hibiscus Coast Catholic Parish, Christmas Mass Christmas Eve: 5.30pm Children’s Mass, St John’s, Orewa (Children to dress up as their favourite nativity character); 11.30pm, Carol Service, St John’s, Orewa; Midnight, Christmas Mass, St John’s, Orewa. Christmas Day: 8.30am, St Francis, Manly; 10.15am, St John’s, Orewa • Manly Methodist Parish Christmas Eve: 8.30 pm, Manly Methodist Church, 945 Whangaparaoa Rd. Christmas Day: 9.30 am, Red Beach Methodist Church, 76 Red Beach Rd. Take your place on Santa’s knee at: Whangaparaoa Plaza, Mon to Fri, 11am–1pm & 2pm–5pm, Sat/Sun, 11am–4pm from now until Christmas Eve • Santa will also be out and about in Orewa, and photos with Santa at being taken at Orewa Care Chemist, December 15–24, 10am–12pm & 1pm– 3pm every day except Sundays.

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Celebrate Christmas Day in Style! Saturday 25th December 2010

Treat your family to a relaxing Christmas Day lunch. Enjoy a delicious buffet with all your Christmas favourites whilst relaxing in our beautiful country setting. CHRISTMAS LUNCH 11:30am - 3:30pm Adults $115.00 per person Children 7-11 years old $55.00 per person Children 3-6 years old $35.00 per person Above price includes a complimentary glass of champagne or fresh orange juice on arrival

Fully Licensed Bar

The Scarlet Fox Tuesday 28 December

77 The Esplanade, Manly Beach From 10.30am on, rain or shine. Local artists work • Devonshire teas

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Opening Hours Tuesday - Saturday 9-3 or by appointment First floor, 304 HBC Highway, Orewa

Hibiscus Matters December 15  

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