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NORTHERN OUTLOOK, APRIL 24, 2013
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Walker Davey Ltd is proud to present
Ali Harper Naughty & Nice in concert with special guests
Fiona Pears and Matthew Pike with an 8 piece band
Saturday 18th May @ 7.30pm
Spark Lane, Rangiora
Sunday 19th May @ 7.30pm
THE COURT THEATRE
Group +10 $37
Senior Group +10 $32
"See Ali Harper before she heads
to New York to perform at The Metropolitan Room"
To Book visit:
or phone 963 - 0870
or purchase at
The Court Theatre Box Office,
Bernard St, Addington
Tickets to both shows available at the Bar.
113 Raven Street, Phone 327 7884
Gene Pitney --
11th May 8pm
Upstairs in the
John Rowles --
18th May 8pm
Upstairs in the
Show night $35
FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING?
Improve your communication skills.
Why not join Toastmasters and learn in a safe environment.
Learn transferable skills for the workplace.
Free to attend
No obligation to join
Join us on Monday the 6th of May
for Open Demonstration Meeting.
7.15 for 7.30 pm start till 9pm.
Upstars meeting at the Mainpower Oval,
Coldstream Road, Rangiora.
RSVP 021 863 877 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come and celebrate our opening
with a Muffin & Coffee for only $6.50*
305 Lehmans Rd,
Phone: (03) 310 7788
A pleasurable indulgence where the taste and
surroundings speak for themselves
NOW OPEN 7 DAYS
* Monday - Friday 9am-11am (Limited Time)
Public invited along
Toastmasters: It is all about learning speaking and leadership skills in a happy, supportive
Rangiora Toastmasters will
host an open demonstration
meeting on Monday, May 6,
at 7.30pm, at McAlpines
Pavilion, Mainpower Oval,
Upstairs Meeting Room,
Coldstream Road, Rangiora.
This is your chance to see
what this organisation is all
about and what it can do
Meeting every other
Monday evening from 7.30pm
to 9pm, Toastmasters is
dedicated to providing a
environment in which people
feel safe to take the steps
needed to improve their
There are 13,500 clubs in
116 countries, but it may
surprise you to know there
are more members pro rata in
New Zealand than any other
nation around the world.
A Toastmasters meeting is
a learn-by-doing workshop, in
which participants hone their
speaking and leadership skills
in a no-pressure atmosphere.
There is no instructor in a
meeting. Instead, members
evaluate one another's
presentations. This feedback
process is a key part of the
Division governor for the
upper South Island, Debra
Taylor-Hayhurst, explains that
feedback comes in a three-
fold manner: commendation,
commendation (CRC), which
means positive, encouraging
and informative feedback.
Meeting participants also
give impromptu talks on
assigned topics, conduct
meetings and develop skills
related to timekeeping,
grammar and parliamentary
If you mention on your CV
you belong to a Toastmasters'
Club, prospective employers
will be impressed.
Rangiora Toastmasters is a
local chapter of Toastmasters
International. In October
1924, a group of men
assembled by Dr Ralph C
Smedley met in the basement
of the YMCA in Santa Ana,
California, USA, forming a
club ''to afford practice and
training in the art of public
speaking and in presiding
over meetings, and to
promote sociability and good
fellowship among its
members''. The group took
the name ''Toastmasters''.
Ph: 021 863 877
Support for women
For many women living in the country, getting
into the workforce can be difficult. With all the
displacements and relocations that have
followed the earthquakes, finding work has
been problematic; and being prepared for
new roles and different skill sets, can be a
Dress for Success is a not-for-profit
organisation that supports women in their
goal to enter the workforce by providing them
with free interview and work-appropriate
clothing, a network of support, and confidence
in themselves to succeed in work and in life.
Dress for Success is part of a worldwide
network, and is about every woman
Dress for Success Christchurch helps women
get into or return to the workforce by
providing them with clothes and accessories
for a job interview, cold-calling or training, and
providing grooming tips via its dressing
programme, career advice and information,
and once they get the job, continued
mentoring and support through the
Professional Women's Group (PWG)
employment retention programme.
Whether you are getting into work for the
first time or you have been at home for a few
years, or perhaps your confidence has taken a
knock after illness or redundancy -- whatever
the reason, getting into the workforce can be
daunting. As well as confidence, you might
need practical help to get ready for your
That's where Dress for Success comes in.
At Dress for Success Christchurch, personal
stylists will help you choose an outfit for the
interview, which is yours to keep, and they'll
share tips to help you succeed. It'll boost your
confidence and you'll look the part, too. If
you'd like some help, chat to one of its
Quality well-loved clothing, shoes and
handbags are always in hot demand to help
women look their best when attending a job
interview. If you are able to help out in this
regard, please contact the group.
To contact the Dress for Success
Christchurch office, phone 03 343 3241 during
normal office hours or email executive
director, Debra Taylor-Hayhurst, on:
The Dress for Success Christchurch office/
showroom is at 149 Peverel St, Riccarton.
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