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Auckland Christian Assembly, 26 Albany Highway. Full gospel
meeting and Sunday school, 10am and 7pm, ph: 444-5501.
Albany Baptist Church, family worship and children's program-
mes, 10am at Albany Primary School Hall, Bass Rd, ph:
Anglican, Methodist and others: St Michaels, Greenhithe, 9am.
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Albany Presbyterian Church, service 10am, old Albany Highway,
Albany Hall Committee (2nd Mon) Albany Hall 7.30pm.
Diabetes Hibiscus Coast Support Group (4th Mon), 10am-noon,
Orewa Community Church Hall, ph: Warren (09) 414-4338.
Albany Lodge (2nd Mon) 7.30pm, ph: 413-8955.
Hibiscus Coast Artists Group, Stanmore Bay Hall, ph: (09)
Hibiscus Leisure Badminton Club, The Leisure Centre, Stan-
more Bay,9am-11am. All welcome. Contact Bob Lints 424-7674
Greenhithe Bridge Club, 7.30pm, old school building, Collins
Park, ph: 413-9601.
Housie, Silverdale Bowling Club, Memorial Park, Silverdale,
1.15pm, ph: (09) 426-2962.
Orewa Bridge Club, play starts 12.30pm, ph: (09) 426-7677.
Rodney District Rose Society (1st Mon) 7.30pm RSA Club-
rooms, Vipond Rd, Stanmore Bay, ph: 424-1143 or 426-9136.
Orewa South Indoor Bowls Club, 7.15pm-10pm, Orewa Outdoor
Bowls Club, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway, ph: 426-4140 or
Companionship and morning activities for seniors at
Meadowood serving the north Glenfield/Albany/Greenhithe
areas. Transport and lunch provided for minimal charge. For
further info, ph: North Shore CMA (09) 489-8954.
North Harbour Concert Band, 7.15pm-9.15pm, student bar,
Massey University, Oaklands Rd, Albany, ph: 441-2385.
HBC Rock and Roll Club, 8pm, Whangaparaoa Hall. Beginners,
intermediate and advanced group lessons available. Non-
members welcome. Ph: (09) 428-1211 or (09) 424-8070.
Ladies Cards, (1st and 3rd each month) RSA section, Albany
Albany Iris Group (2nd Tues), ph: 413-8541.
Albany Toastmasters, Albany Presbyterian Hall, (2nd and 4th
Tues), ph: 473-0140.
Coatesville Country Garden Club (1st Tues), 11am. Coatesville
Hall, Mahoenui Valley Rd, Coatesville, ph: 413-7229.
Hibiscus Coast Branch, NZ Genealogists, 2pm (3rd Tues), at St
Chad's Church, 117 Centreway Rd, Orewa. Ph: Wendy (09)
Manly Outdoor Bowling Club, Hibiscus Coast. Coaching every
Tuesday, 9am-11am, ph: 424-7396.
Zonta Club of Hibiscus Coast (4th Tues) 6.30pm, ph (09)
428-0438 or 0212-544-096
Albany Indoor Bowling Club, 7.15pm, Albany Hall, ph:
Albany CWI, 1pm, 1st Wed of month, Albany Hall. Contact Peg
Welsford, ph: 415-9503.
Boating and fishing. Club nights every Wednesday from 5pm.
Hibiscus Coast Boating Club, Stanmore Bay, www.hibiscuscoas-
tboatclub.com. New members welcome,Tony, ph: (09)
Hibiscus Spirit Awakening & Healing Centre, every 2nd
Wednesday 7.30pm, a different guest medium each meeting,
488 Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. All welcome, ph: Lynda
Pioneer Herb Society (2nd Wed), 10am, Pioneer Village,
Silverdale, ph: (09) 426-1500.
Albany Residents and Ratepayers (2nd Wed) Albany library,
Greenhithe Lions, old school building (1st and 3rd Wed), ph:
Scottish Country Dancing, Orewa Primary School, Maire Rd,
7.30pm. Contact Gail,ph: (09) 428-5655.
Albany Mainstreet History Committee, (4th Wed), Albany Library,
9.30am. Ph: 415-9574
Orewa Lions, Orewa Surf Club, 6.30pm, 1st Wed business, 3rd
Wed dinner. Ph: (09) 426-6629.
Hibiscus CWI, 10am (3rd Wed), Brightside Hall, ph: (09)
The Fitness League NZ (every Wednesday) 9.30am-10.30am,
exercise classes, Albany Hall, ph: (09) 424-0402.
Hibiscus Coast Widowed Club, every 2nd Wed, Orewa Com-
munity Hall, 1pm-3pm.
Companionship and morning activities for seniors at Red Beach
serving the Hibiscus Coast area. Transport and lunch provided
for minimal charge. For further info, ph: North Shore CMA (09)
Coatesville CWI, (1st Thurs), Coatesville Hall, 7.30pm, ph:
Albany Spinners and Weavers, Okura Hall, 10am-2pm, ph:
Free spinning and weaving lessons, Albany library, 10am-1pm,
Albany War Memorial Library open 10am to 1pm.
Yoga classes with Annie 9.30am-11am, Coatesville Hall, ph:
Stetson Club Inc, Dairy Flat Hall, cnr Postman Rd/SH17. Live
band second and fourth Friday each month, 8pm-11.30pm.
Great night of country rock music and dancing, members $7.50,
non-members $10, bring a plate and save $2.50. Phone (09)
444-7954 or (09) 479-6778.
Albany War Memorial Library open 10am to 1pm.
East Coast Folk Club, Torbay Senior Citizens Social Centre,
behind shops on Watea Rd, Torbay. Meets first Friday each
month except January, 8pm-11.30pm, ph: (09) 427-5728 or
Hibiscus Leisure Badminton Club, The Leisure Centre, Stan-
more Bay, 9am-11am. All welcome. Contact Bob Lints
Hibiscus Coast La Leche League, 2nd Fri, ph: (09) 428-0065 or
Greenhithe Riding for Disabled, in school terms, Wainone Park
North, Churchouse Rd. Ph: 021-227-7436 or 410-4995.
Three Streams and Kauri Grove working bee, third Saturday
each month, 9.30am, 343 SH17 Albany (500 metres north of
village), ph: 415-9336.
Risks part of boys'
Don't overprotect: Moddlycoddling
boys will stifle their learning skills,
Massey University senior education
lecturer Michael Irwin says.
Boys need to be allowed to take
more risks if they are to be suc-
cessful learners in the 21st cen-
The common perception is that
boys are rough and destructive
and take too many risks. They get
hurt, break things, and leave a
trail of mess and destruction,''
Massey University senior lecturer
Michael Irwin says.
Statistically this is true. More
boys have accidents and end up in
accident and emergency or are
disciplined for unwise or stupid
decisions by school or police.''
But keeping boys inside, and
locking them with the latest elec-
tronic equipment is not the ans-
wer, Dr Irwin says.
It's harmful, and can restrict
their physical, emotional, social
and cognitive development and
potential,'' he says.
Most boys develop a greater
muscle mass and strength from an
early age than girls. They also
have a more developed motor
skills system, allowing them to
kick, throw, and hit a ball further,
and with more skills than their
female counterpart of the same
If we want boys to be able to
use their strength without hurt-
ing others they need time outside
playing, running, jumping, climb-
ing and crashing and bashing into
other boys,'' Dr Irwin says.
Boys need rough and tumble
play with dads, big brothers and
peers where they can test their
strength in a happy, fun and
Dr Irwin says boys have the
potential to really hurt'' other
people if they are deprived of the
opportunities to develop and con-
trol their physical strength.
In learning to control their
strength boys will gather a bruise,
scrape a knee or have a cry but
that is part of learning about self
and life,'' he says.
He often works with boys aged 5
to 6 to help them create objects
out of wood.
A lot energy, and imagination
go into these objects, which these
young boys take a great pride in,''
Dr Irwin says.
Boys can play happily outside
for hours absorbed in building,
creating, discovering, learning to
take risks, and letting their
imaginations and sense of adven-
ture run wild.''
Men's group asking wise
landlord to lease retreat
By JESS ETHERIDGE
Here's what landlords need to know
about the WISE Guys:
Brent Milesi has a diploma in
violence and trauma from AUT and
has been through tough times like
many men he helps.
He is open about his past and says
as tenants there will be full
Stephan John is a community
counsellor based at the Glenfield
He previously worked as a
counsellor for The Salvation Army.
Both Mr Milesi and Mr John receive
clinical supervision, meaning they
are kept in check while helping
Mr John is a NZ Association of
Counsellors member. He has a
postgraduate diploma in both grief
and loss, and trauma and abuse. He
is a Child, Youth and Family
approved vendor and also helps
Lawyer Greg Webster has offered to
help make WISE Guys an
incorporated educational charitable
Landlords are invited to the WISE
Guys' lunch held every Friday. Call
Brent on 0800 494 7348 or email
email@example.com to help.
Good guys: WISE Guys founders Stephan John,
left, and Brent Milesi are looking for a semi-rural
property close to the North Shore to set up a men's
Photo: JESS ETHERIDGE
Men's support group WISE
Guys is looking for a semi-
rural property in an area such
as Paremoremo, Whenuapai or
Albany to establish a men's
retreat for up to eight, head
facilitator Brent Milesi says.
Mr Milesi says the group
has applied for several proper-
ties but was rejected by land-
lords who say they do not want
their type of people'' living
He believes misconceptions
about the group and men in
general have made it difficult
to find a property.
Now Mr Milesi is on hands
and knees begging'' for some-
one to help.
WISE Guys, which has run for five
years, deals with men from all back-
grounds, not just the homeless or those
with alcohol or violence issues, Mr
The misconception that all men in
the group are aggressive frustrates
Many men they work with are ordi-
nary guys'' who are going through
rough phases in their lives such as
redundancy or relationship breakups,
There are 17 men on the waiting
Some are well-off financially and use
the group to make friends, he says.
WISE Guys counsellor Stephan
John says people turning a blind eye to
their need is a wake-up call''.
He says the council's housing div-
ision has nothing available.
Mr Milesi says he will be living on
the property permanently and the
organisation can pay market rates.
A vegetable garden is planned, along
with therapeutic programmes, coun-
selling and group workshops.
Men will stay for between three and
nine months until they learn the skills
necessary to live independently, Mr
Women's groups receive assistance
for housing but men are forced to sleep
in cars, garages and at friends' places,
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