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Grace Shaw’s cat Shadow was missing for three days before being found suffering from gunshot wounds requiring surgery. BELOW: Grace with her constant companion. PHOTOS: Supplied
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Grace Shaw and her family are faced with a $4,000 bill to treat her cat, Shadow. Gunshot wounds caused major damage to her right shoulder and broke her right hind leg. Grace’s mother Louise says, “People might think that it would be more sensible to have Shadow destroyed, but she is very special to us and she has a will to live. The vets say that they can offer no guarantees, but were willing to take the risk of treating her. The operation took place on Friday and she came through it well. We are grateful that they are willing to give her a chance. We have begun fundraising and, with over $1,300 raised, we are about a third of the way there.” Shadow and her brother Alto are both rescue cats who arrived in the family at the beginning of the year, aged about three months. Grace says, “Alto was given a music-related name for me, but it was Shadow that became my shadow.
When they arrived both cats were very nervous and hid in cupboards.” Louise says, “Grace is a cat whisperer and worked her magic on them.” The relationship is not one-sided. Grace suffers from joint hypermobility syndrome. While she is capable of bouts of energy, for example a musical performance, she is in frequent pain and is constantly fatigued. She says Shadow’s company is of great solace to her. The drama began on the evening of 22 November, when Shadow did not return as usual. It was not until 7pm on Tuesday evening that she was found hiding under a shed. Grace says, “She was thoroughly spooked and it wasn’t until midnight that we were able to get her into the house. She calmed down once she was in my bedroom. Shadow had injuries all down the right side. We took her to the vet the next day. X-rays confirmed that she had been shot. The vets were upset and told us that we should
alert the police.” Louise says, “The cat had a collar and a large reflective tag. She was obviously not feral and is too small to be mistaken for a possum.” She says she understands people might want to kill feral cats, but says that, if so, they should use the right weapon and ammunition, identify their target and finish the job. “I hope that whoever did this will realise the impact on the animal and on the family. This is just cruel.” The Shaw family’s fundraising includes a garage sale at St Andrew’s hall this Saturday, from 9am to about 2pm. We can expect to see Shaw musicians busking and there is a Facebook donation page that can be reached through the GNews Facebook page. The resource centre in Peel Street acts as an agent for GNews and cash left labelled for Shadow’s treatment will be forwarded to the family. HUGH MCCAFFERTY
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The festive season is upon us Friday will be our town’s Christmas parade. Thanks to the enthusiasm of Debbie Oliver, GNews will have a ﬂoat this year. We have invested in some tinsel, Debbie and fellow reporter Shelley Iñón are already busy decorating - and make sure to look out for Hugh’s trademark sparkly shoes. It is wonderful to celebrate the Christmas season as a community. Our thanks go to Go Geraldine for organising it. The parade generates amazing community support. In this season of joy we were appalled to hear of the gratuitous act of cruelty in the shooting of Grace Shaw’s cat. We live in such a generally safe and friendly community that incidents like this come as a terrible shock. We remind ourselves that for the one or two people who perpetrated the callous abuse, there are already 30 people who have donated over $1,300 toward the vet bills. There are a lot of good people about and Geraldine is a good place to be. But even in this good place, Christmas is not an easy time for everyone. For some, Christmas is tinged with loss. Tony Kippax is putting on a simple service called A Blue Christmas, for those who might appreciate it. It will be held on Saturday, 21 December, at 5pm at St Mary’s church. Thank you Tony. For others, Christmas is a time when already tight budgets are stressed to breaking point. Karen Sorenson tells us that there is a heavy demand on the Geraldine Foodbank at this time of year. Well done to Tash Rankin for organising the Toot for Tucker campaign.
Friends and family gather for the opening celebration. Ricky Dhaliwal is centre in striped shirt with daughter Jasmine in front. On his right, in purple, is wife Narinder and on his left Sikh elder Amardeep from Timaru. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty
Kebab World opening goes ahead without contentious signage On Sunday, Ricky and Narinder Dhaliwal invited the Geraldine News to a gathering of friends and family of Kebab World. About 40 people gathered shortly after midday for prayers led by Amardeep, a Sikh elder and mother of Ricky’s friend Pritam Kaur. The first kebabs of the new shop were served to the assembled company. As reported last week, multinational fast-food corporation McDonald’s played Goliath to Ricky’s David, issuing a cease and desist notice regarding the use of a golden W for World. He was given one week to comply with the request or face action in the high court. Ricky says he didn’t appreciate that McDonald’s would cause such a fuss.
“I have no plan B. I will need to organise a [new] design and signage some time.” International publicity was generated through the media: “You cannot pay for publicity like that,” he says. “I am very happy; we are loving the town. There is a lot of support, including mostly positive comments on Facebook. People enjoy different kinds of food. I hope we will be able to fulfill their needs.” GNews suspects there will be no shortage of customers given that people, not only here but all around the world, are aware that there is now a kebab shop in Geraldine. HUGH MCCAFFERTY
Ricky and his family look forward to serving up a different variety of food. PHOTO: Hugh McCafferty
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GERALDINE RSA CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL The Geraldine Returned and Services’ Association (RSA) secretary reports, “It was a very successful day for the Geraldine RSA with their centennial celebration. All of those who attended enjoyed a lovely meal provided by the Geraldine Lionesses. “Certiﬁcates of appreciation from the Geraldine RSA were presented to John Bray, James Goodman and Peter Robinson, by the Canterbury district president Stan Hansen. The deputy mayor of the Timaru District Council, Steve Wills [pictured on right with RSA president John Bray], unveiled the centennial plaque on the rock next to our ﬂagpole.” HUGH MCCAFFERTY
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Jason Harford and Taylor Bird (checkered shirt) in action at the Young Farmer Aorangi regional fencing competition and celebrating their win with tutors Ed Body, Sarah Foley-Smith and Al Johnston. PHOTOS: Supplied
PIA students win regional fencing competition Geraldine High School primary industry students Jason Harford and Taylor Bird have won the Young Farmer Aorangi regional fencing competition, held on 23 November at Orari Estate. There were 12 teams, three from Geraldine High School, and the competition was open to everyone between 15 and 31 years of age in the region - students and professionals alike. “We had to put in a breast block stay, an angle stay [and] five wires, with two being electric and three dead. We also had to dig in a post and hook up two electric tape gates. Jason and I managed to win the competition, coming in just
ahead of the two professional fencing teams,” says Taylor. “I think Taylor and I are both chuffed with our result. And, after putting a lot of time and effort into it, it’s ending up paying off,” says Jason. The pair wanted to give a big thank you to Ed Body and Al Johnston, who volunteer their time and resources to teach the students everything they need to know prior to the event. “Without them we would have never made it this far and got the places we got,” says Jason. “We would also like to thank Geraldine ITM, Strainrite, Orari Estate and Toby How, Peel Forest Contracting,” says Taylor.
“Also, a massive thank you to Sarah [Foley-Smith] for putting her time into us and for organising everything we do. Without Sarah, we would have never even made it to Orari Estate. A lot of training [is] ahead of us, but we are looking forward to coming up against the big boys at the grand final,” says Jason. Al Johnston says, “Their hard work paid off: they were the best on the day. Roll on the national final in July.” “We definitely have a lot of work to do before the national competition,” says Taylor. SHELLEY IÑÓN
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A special garden for Hilda The late Hilda Joyce, Geraldine Kindergarten head teacher for over 20 years, had a vision to turn the vacant space out the back of the kindergarten into a nature garden for children. This idea was put in place while Hilda was teaching at the kindergarten. Local Ines StĂ¤ger has helped throughout the years, with designs of both the back and front developments of the kindergarten landscape. Past head teacher Heather Beeby has also helped, along with past kindergarten committees, boards and parents. â€œMany kindergarten children and staff have expanded the nature garden into the World of Ta-ne (the mythological god of forests), where children can explore, discover, play and learn through the elements of nature,â€? Heather says. Last week, a memorial planting was held in the garden to honour Hildaâ€™s commitment to the kindergarten. Invited guests included Hildaâ€™s husband Bill Joyce, past kindy teachers, Geraldine Kindergarten life member Anne Thompson, Ines StĂ¤ger and Hildaâ€™s lifelong friend Noeline Cottam. Board chair Ginny Vincent welcomed everyone and acknowledged the long association Hilda had with many children
throughout her kindergarten years. She finished her speech with a whakataukÄŤ (proverb): Whatungarongaro te ta-ngata toitĹŤ te whenua (People pass away but the land remains forever). Current head teacher Rachel Johnston led some of the children with a waiata. â€œIn todayâ€™s changing world, it is lovely to have this nature garden, where the children can slow down and reconnect; we acknowledge the vision that Hilda had,â€? says Rachel. Bill, along with some of the teaching staff and children, then planted six red matipo along the back fence, which Heather says â€œwill be known as Hildaâ€™s garden; there is an area where the children may be able to make a wee sign, and we hope they will enjoy watering Hildaâ€™s plants.â€? Ines StĂ¤ger says, â€œWe choose the red matipo as they wonâ€™t grow too high. It will soften the fence line and is an appropriate choice to work with the other established plants.â€? Bill says, â€œHilda would have loved this; she really loved the children.â€? Bill shared a story of what he considered one of Hildaâ€™s biggest joys from teaching. â€œA local blind boy, Andrew McDonald, was taught by Hilda and she loved seeing
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On 27 November, the Lodge Theatre was transformed into the wild west as students from Finding Our Voices put on their play Way Out West to a full house. This is no ordinary drama group: each student has a disability. Since the inception of the Geraldine Academy of Performance and Arts in 2013, Finding Our Voices has given students the dual opportunities of socialising and developing confidence on stage. There are currently 16 students in the programme: some come from the high school, some from the Geraldine community and some from Timaru, supported by caregivers. For the last three terms, Kay Paterson
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Santa is expected to arrive right on time this coming Friday. PHOTO: Facebook/Geraldine.nz
Geraldine parade all set to go Go Geraldine co-ordinator Janene Adams says, â€œWe are prepared for the parade on Friday. It has been frenzied, but 70 vehicles are expected. The theme is All That Glitters is Christmas, though it is not compulsory. â€œChampion shearer Allan Oldfield will be in the lead vehicle as guest of honour. However, he and father Phil and Constable David Bray will disembark to judge the floats. Not only will we have the usual,
and much appreciated, South Canterbury Highland Pipe Band and Alpine Energy Timaru Brass Band, but the Mackenzie family pipers will be playing, also.â€? Janene says to look out for a new miniature steam traction engine driven by Innes McKay (11), while his father Andy drives the full-sized one. â€œHarold from the Life Education Trust is a parade regular and a great hit with children.â€?
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Toot for Tucker event to support local foodbank this Christmas If you hear emergency vehicles in your street next Tuesday (10 December), chances will be that the only emergency is people in our little town facing a hungry Christmas, which, if we think about it, is emergency enough. Organiser Natasha (Tash) Rankin says, â€œThe Geraldine Foodbank is not widely known. The organiser Karen Sorenson says they get totally cleaned out in the lead up to Christmas and summer holidays.
Christmas and holidays put extra financial pressure on families in our community. Boosting the foodbank supplies, and also making people aware they can access a foodbank here in Geraldine, are ways we can help.â€? Vehicles from the community FreshChoice, Running Duck and Laser Electrical - will tail each emergency vehicle to collect non-perishables from the community. If the emergency vehicles
are called out, the support vehicles will carry on, making as much as noise as they can. For those who are away that day (or are shy): North End Motors is happy to receive foodstuffs and FreshChoice has an ongoing reception point. And, on the day, Tash will staff a collection point opposite the fire station. HUGH MCCAFFERTY
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Thank you to your correspondent for opening a discussion on electoral boundaries for the upcoming national election. I ﬁnd it rather disheartening to see a vein of parochialism in the community. The rural towns mentioned in the letter, Queenstown, Wānaka, Twizel, Tekapō, amongst others, are the very towns that Geraldine needs to forge stronger links with. In essence, they are Geraldine’s economic life blood. With tourism being New Zealand’s leading export earner, with nearly four million tourists (of whom a big proportion follow the Queenstown, Tekapō, Geraldine corridor), we, as a community, do well as long as the above towns are doing well. Geraldine has acted dismally in establishing or supporting new tourist ventures: feeding this dependency
on Queenstown, Tekapō. It is not a shortage of potential tourist attractions that hinder us. We should be the natural originator of visits to Mount Sunday, via a walking, cycling bridge over the upper - ta - Gorge, similar to the Hooker Rangita River swing bridge at Mount Cook. South Canterbury is one of the few areas in the South Island that doesn’t have a two-to-three-day bike trail. We need to think ahead to build on the marvelous work done by our local private observatory in attracting tourists. On a local body level, of course we can afford to be parochial, but on a national level, such thinking will lead to the death of another rural town. JOHN JENSEN
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Zoe Scott’s Baby Y? show coming to Geraldine Geraldine-born-and-bred songwriter and performer Foxtrots, aka Zoe Scott, is touring her Baby Y? show the length of New Zealand this summer, and is landing in Geraldine at the Lodge Theatre on Thursday 12 December. Zoe says her newly-released single, “Baby Y?”, “is getting plenty of airtime; it’s super-fun. I’m so excited to be back down south; and I’m excited for people down home to hear what I’ve been up to. I’ve changed a lot musically, I think.” She describes her writing as “alt R&B/soul”. She says teasing your own style out of a raft of influences takes time. “I was working to template a bit. I think a lot of young musicians do that, until they find something that gels... Now, with my
songwriting, I write what I love and it’s more authentic to me.” After the tour, there is a workplan to be rolled out. Zoe says, “In 2020, I’m crowd-funding for an EP or an album; that’s the big idea for next year.” Foxtrots will be supported in her Geraldine Baby Y? gig by fellow Geraldineborn-and-bred singer-songwriter Jaz Paterson and by Auckland-based soul/funk/blues artist Soulsista Aotearoa. Baby Y? will be at the Lodge Theatre, 7.30pm, on 12 December. Tickets are $20 available at LOUK Clothing, phone 03 693 9070 (no EFTPOS). The single “Baby Y?” is available on Spotify and iTunes. JAN FINLAYSON
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ACCOUNTING/BOOKKEEPING SERVICES for all your business and tax requirements. Phone Raylene 03 264 8196 or 027 274 3264. AUTO PARTS and accessories. North End Motors, phone 03 693 8673. BROOKSIDE BOARDING KENNELS Farmstay for dogs. 208 Woodbury Road. Phone 03 693 9929. CARPET CLEANING Powerful equipment, fast-drying. Upholstery, mats, rugs. Experienced owner-operator. Phone John 0274 351 042.
PAINTING AND INTERIOR PLASTERING: contact Stephen Foster painting and decorating 021 041 3318. PAINTER Geraldine-based. Friendly professional service, good rates, excellent local references. Phone Wolffie 03 693 9803 or 027 962 4841. PEST CONTROL Rats, mice, spiders, flies, borer, wasps, fleas etc. Grain fumigation. Domestic and commercial pest control. Phone Craig’s Pest Solutions 03 693 7263 or 0508 427 244. PICTURE FRAMING SERVICE Ph: Emerald 027 425 1923.
CLOTHING ALTERATIONS and mending, phone Raylene 03 264 8196.
SECURITY AND INSECT SCREEN windows and doors. Faulty sliding door rollers need replacing? Window catches no longer secure? We can replace these and get your house secure again. Phone Geraldine Glass 03 693 9927.
COMPUTER PROBLEMS? Call Geraldine Computer Solutions: Prompt, professional, affordable. Phone 03 693 9496.
STEWARTS PANEL & PAINT 214a Talbot Street. Phone Stacey and Brook 03 693 8446 for all your panel and paint requirements.
DOUBLE GLAZING enquiries. Phone Geraldine Glass 03 693 9927.
TRAVEL BROKER Sue Hammond. Phone: 03 693 9141. EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
GARDENS & GROUNDS Landscape and garden maintenance service. Professional, experienced and reliable. Phone Robbie 03 686 1685.
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GERALDINE ENGRAVING Cups, trophies, plates and badges. Competitive prices. Phone Mike 027 387 2514.
DOWNSIZING GARAGE SALE NO JUNK. 9am Saturday 7 December, 10 Bridge Street, Geraldine. eg. Le Cruiset pots (new), ride-on lawn mower, deep fryer, patio gas heater, electric leaf blower, child’s cot, good assorted children’s and ladies’ clothing, and much, much more. Cash only. LAYING PULLETS FOR SALE Brown shaver point of lay. Delivery may be possible. Phone or TXT 027 502 6569.
NATIONAL SUPERANNUATION GOLD CARD DISCOUNT 15% off all WOF inspections and labour prices only. Phone Geraldine Auto Restorations 03 693 1401.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE REQUIRED in Geraldine township for three primary aged children. 3pm-5.30pm Monday to Friday. Please call 021 645 695.
GRAPHIC DESIGN Logos, brochures and publications. www.armarshall.myportfolio.com. Phone Alistair 021 153 1419.
THE MAILROOM New stock in for Christmas!! Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 10-4pm, Saturday 10-2pm, Sunday 11-3pm @ themailroomgeraldine next to Barker’s Foodstore & Eatery. HEALTH & WELLBEING
HONEY COLLECTION Healing Manuka creams including pets and equine ointments. Also Äpicare products which all make lovely gifts. At The Honey Shop, Woodbury Rd Corner phone 03 693 9771. YOGA FOR EVERY BODY in Geraldine. Beginner and Intermediate classes. Private clinic - yoga and sound healing. Visit yogaforeverybody.co.nz. NATUROPATH Mandy Wallace N.D. 20 years in practice. Naturopathy consultation, Therapeutic Massage, Reiki, Chakra Balance. Phone or text 027 705 3210 Email: MandyWallace@xtra.co.nz or look me up on Natural Therapy pages NZ. Dr Diana Scott and staff are pleased to announce that we will be back at 84 Talbot Street from
Tuesday 10 December. We would like to thank all of our patients for their understanding while we have been in alternative premises and the Geraldine Resource Centre for accommodating us.
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GERALDINE BRIDGE CLUB Wednesday 21 November Christmas break-up results were enjoyed. Thursday 28 November Christmas handicap pairs, North/South 1st, E Lyon & J Meijer 61.91. 2nd, A Numan & F Numan 56.38%, 3rd, E Lyon & J Meijer 55.08%, East/West, 1st, R Pitelen & J Kelly 65.01%, P Kippenberger & M Bray 60.63%, 3rd, P Rafferty & G Ellis 57.22%. GRANDE VUE GOLF CLUB Par round - 1st A Muff 81-16-65 +4 Giles Patrick 77-14-63 +4 J Rate 92-22-70 +2 T Kerr 89-21-68 +1 J Muff 81-13-68 Square M Lang 87-18-69 Square G A Patrick 89-22-67 Square P Oliver 92-23-69 -1 R Ramsay 91-20-71 -1.
FULL RANGE OF LARGE AND SMALL 8E@D8CVETERINARY SERVICES Professional, experienced and caring veterinarians Purpose-built, modern facilities Ample off-road parking
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eatingout BARKER’S FOODSTORE & EATERY Complimentary ‘tasting’ stations and an innovative menu incorporating Barker’s products with seasonal ingredients 8.30am–4.30pm, 7 days. Phone 03 693 9727. BREWERY CAFÉ Open 7 days from 9am. Evening dining Fri/Sat. Awardwinning beers to have here and take away. Phone 03 697 4959. CAFE VERDE Licensed café in a delightful garden setting. Menu and cabinet options. Open 7 days 9am-4pm. 45 Talbot St. Phone 03 693 9616. THE RUNNING DUCK Now open 7 days! Open Monday-Friday from 8am, Saturday-Sunday from 9am. Phone 03 693 8320. GERALDINE FARM SHOP & ORCHARD CAFE Great coffee and food, bouncy castle, soccer golf. Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Sat-Sun 9am-5pm. Phone 03 693 9514. KEBAB WORLD Turkish kebabs, pita pockets, souvlakis, vegetarian, mezzes and more! Eat-in or takeaway. Open 7 days. 10 Talbot Street. Phone 03 264 8072. THE GREEN MAN PEEL FOREST Come relax in the Forest. Cafe & Bar open Tues-Sun, including evenings Thu-Sat. Phone 03 696 3567
JACK’S CHINESE TAKEAWAYS Peel St. Mon-Tue 4.30-8.30pm, Wed-Sun 11.30am-3.00pm, 4:30-8:30pm. Phone 03 693 7401.
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MUNDELLS CAFÉ NEW HOMEMADE PIES are here!! Come and try one today. Baked wedges $12. Phone: 03 693 110.
RED CHILLI TAKEAWAYS Traditional Indian curries plus pizza, pasta, fish & chips. Open 7 days 4-9pm. 28A Wilson Street. Phone 03 777 2025. THE VILLAGE INN For restaurant bookings please phone 03 693HERE 1004. CONTACT ADS@GNEWS.CO.NZ TO LIST YOUR EATERY
Hole boring | Rock walls New house foundations Farm maintenance Driveways | Land contouring General excavation Call Hayden Wooding
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RAUKĀPUKA Temp high 33ºC, low 2.2ºC. 20 November: no hailstorm, but a cloudburst and single clap of thunder delivered a fall of 6.7mm in about 10 minutes
89 King Street, Te Temuka Phone 03 615 7289
TRIPP SETTLEMENT Rainfall 74.5mm; Temp high 32ºC, low 1ºC. 16 November skiff of snow on Peel at 1700m; 20 November 5.15pm thunder, rain and hail.
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Geraldine High School
We are looking for a part-time Homestay Coordinator to join our team in 2020 recruiting, supporting and assisting homestay families and the international student being placed in their care. This role will suit a vibrant friendly organised person. This is a ﬁxed term role for one year, hours and speciﬁc tasks will be subject to skills and experience. We offer a supportive, collegial workplace and a great work life balance. Applications close 4pm Wednesday, 11 December 2019.
SCREENINGS FROM THURSDAY 5 TO 11 DECEMBER
A N G L I CA N PA R I S H O F G E R A L D I N E
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8AM ST MARY’S 9.05AM ST STEPHEN’S 10.30AM ST MARY’S
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SAT 5.15pm | SUN 5.30pm
(M) OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE/SEXUAL REFERENCES
THU 3.40pm | SAT 1pm WED(11) 3.30pm
VICAR: REVEREND TONY KIPPAX PHONE: 021 0267 1495
ST MARY’S ST THOMAS’ ST ANNE’S ST STEPHEN’S HOLY INNOCENTS
THU 1.30pm | SAT 3pm WED(11) 1.15 pm
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11AM SATURDAY O7 DECEMBER SESQUICENTENNIAL @ HOLY INNOCENTS BISHOP PETER PRESIDING PARISH OFFICE: 77 TALBOT STREET 9AM-12PM TUESDAY-FRIDAY PHONE: 03 693 8380 ADMIN@ANGLICANSINGERALDINE.CO.NZ
(PG) SOME SCENES MAY BE SCARY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN | NO COMPS
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THU 5.30pm | SUN 3.15pm
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