Rodney Times : November 11th 2010
5 RODNEY TIMES, NOVEMBER 11, 2010 NEWS A Most Popular Place to Live! Baycrest Village is a Registered Charitable Trust. With: A Friendly Atmosphere Supportive Community Christian Values For further information: phone Dianne (09) 424 2719 Email: email@example.com www.baycrestvillage.co.nz Baycrest Village, Walbrook Road, Whangaparaoa. For Sale: 2 Bedroom Homes from $345,000 Sunny Spacious Garage Generous Storage Private Indoor/Outdoor Living We have Low Weekly Service Fees 2586455AK Township looks back on 150 years Dye cast: The Dye Store in Kaukapakapa, built in 1872. From the Alan Jordan collection of photographs, Helensville Museum. Kaukapakapa is ready to celebrate 150 years of European settlement on November 20, and 26-28. One casualty though is an old time dance planned for November 27.Organisers decided to cancel it because the luncheon planned for earlier in the day is proving so popular it is expected to continue well into the afternoon, making it difficult to have the dance at the same venue. This was a very hard decision to make,'' chairwoman Isla Willis says. But with so many people wanting to attend the luncheon we have decided to make it an even more substantial event.'' Luncheon tickets are limited to 150 and selling fast. Ticket holders for the dance can contact organisers for replacement tickets or a refund. Inquiries, Isla Willis on (09) 420-5114, email kaukop150@ gmail.com or visit www.kaukapa kapa.org.nz for information. The celebrations start with a free bowling afternoon at the Kaukapakapa Bowling Club on November 20 from 1pm. There's a prize for the best cos- tume too. On November 26 early and cur- rent settlers come together at 7.30pm for a mix and mingle in the Kaukapakapa Hall. A video from the 1960 centennial celebration presentation by Alan Jordan will be shown. With many of the original settlers' families still in the district it looks set to become a lively night. There are a lot of yarns to be told,'' organiser Athol Mclachlan says. We're expecting a good turn- out.'' Tables will be set up bearing the names of roads named after settlers, so that people can also become better acquainted with their neighbours.'' On November 27 the luncheon starts at 11am with more memories to be shared between the 150 guests. In the wider Kaukapakapa dis- trict, visitors will be following a his- toric venue map visiting 15 signifi- cant places of interest. Another highlight will be a combined church service in the hall on November 28 at 10.30am, preceded by a powhiri. Methodist and Presbyterian parishioners will arrive on foot or in horse and trap. There is an 1860s style family pic- nic at Sinclair Park at noon the same day. Running races, sack races, three-legged races, tug of wars, lolly scrambles, pony rides and more are planned. This park, donated to the district by the Sinclair Family, was orig- inally opened at Kaukapakapa's Centennial in February 1960.
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