Tuesday 20 June MIDWINTER LUNCHEON
12 NOON – WHITBY RESTAURANT – JAMES COOK HOTEL
AFTER DINNER SPEAKER – DAVE ARMSTRONG
‘While I don’t agree with everything you write…’
Dave Armstrong talks about his life as a freelance writer, including his weekly Dominion Post column, plays and television. Dave’s plays include Anzac Eve, Central, Niu Sila (with Oscar Kightley), The Tutor, King and Country, The Motor Camp, Rita and Douglas, Where We Once Belonged (with Sia Figiel), Kings of the Gym, and the children’s opera Kia Ora Khalid (with Gareth Farr). His television credits include Billy, about legendary comedian Billy T James, Seven Periods with Mr Gormsby, Shortland Street, Spies and Lies, and Spin Doctors. Dave also wrote the National Radio political satire Down the List, and co-wrote the TV series Hope and Wire, set in the aftermath of the Christchurch quakes, with director Gaylene Preston.
Venue: Whitby Room, 17th Floor, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, The Terrace.
Access also available through James Cook Arcade, Lambton Quay. It is strongly recommended that public transport is used to access the venue.
Time: 11.30 am for 12 noon (ending 2.30 pm).
Cost: $45. Registration fee includes smorgasbord and one drink. Further drinks may be purchased. Dietary requirements catered for.
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Registration and payment: via Internet Banking. U3A Ac No. 03-1540-0009019-01 with identification of surname and event. Anyone unfamiliar with Internet Banking will find a teller at their own Bank happy to oblige.
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Participants needed for research survey on housing for the ageing population in New Zealand
Research title: Housing alternatives for an ageing population in New Zealand: a resource assessment
My name is Faeze (Fatemeh) Yavari, PhD student at Victoria University of Wellington. I am looking for volunteers to complete a computer-based survey. This topic may be of particular interest to those of you who intend to downsize in the near future.
As a participant in this survey, you would be asked to look at a number of proposed floor plans and comment on these. The study will take 15-30 minutes for you to complete. In appreciation of your time, five grocery vouchers with the value of $30 each will be offered through a lottery to participants of this study. Participants must be 55-85 years old. If you do not fall into this category, I would appreciate you sending this through your networks as appropriate.
If you are eligible and interested, please click on the link below:
The study has been reviewed and approved by Victoria University Human Ethics Committee.
Further information about the survey can be found by clicking here.