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Chemistry Gin, produced by the Karori Drinks Company, won a gold medal in the “Contemporary Gin” category at the World Gin Awards in London. This sustainable gin is created in Karori by chemical pathologist Dr Marie van Drimmelen. Continued on page 2. The founders of the Karori Drinks Company Marie van Drimmelen (left) and Laura Bruce. Photo: Supplied.

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“We’re absolutely delighted that our gin has been awarded a gold medal at this prestigious competition,” said Dr van Drimmelen. “It’s testament to the high quality of our product, and we hope it will help continue to open doors for our vegan gin.” Founded by two women – Laura Bruce and Dr van Drimmelen – the Karori Drinks Company launched Chemistry Gin in October 2022. The following month it won its first gold medal – at the Women’s Wine and Spirit Awards in London. It also won a silver medal at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2022. Dr van Drimmelen, a medical biochemist, is the “chemist” in Chemistry Gin. In the wake of the 2020 lockdown, she turned her love of flavours as a talented home chef and instructor in the Wellington Community Education Centre, to creating a London Dry Gin. Two years later, Chemistry Gin was launched. Co-founder Laura Bruce credits Ben Leggatt at Elemental Distillers for helping them operationalise their innovative recipe, which uses sustainably sourced botanicals. In July 2022 Ben, together with Soren Crabb of 1919 Distillers, scaled the recipe to its macrodistillation – and now award-

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winning recipe. Chemistry Gin is unusual among New Zealand gins in that it uses a vegan base alcohol, resulting in one of New Zealand’s few vegan gins. Created from only eight sustainably-sourced botanicals and a vegan base spirit, it’s the only gin in the world that supports women in science. “As a women-owned enterprise, we’re keen to help women to develop their careers in the sciences,” Dr van Drimmelen says. The Karori Drinks Company donates two dollars from every bottle of Chemistry Gin it sells to women in STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. A super-premium modern London Dry gin in an eye-catching package, Chemistry is the first New Zealand spirit bottled in 100% recycled glass. “From our choice of botanicals, to selecting our bottle and glass stopper, sustainability has been at the heart of this journey,” Dr van Drimmelen says. Chemistry’s design team, SingleDouble in Auckland, won Gold at the New Zealand Designers Institute “Best Awards” in October 2022 – only four weeks after the gin’s launch – and a slew of medals have followed. SingleDouble took a coveted “Black” award at the World Brand Design Society Awards in January 2023, one of only seven

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Their infrastructure cannot handle the pressure it providing more housing in our electorate, grow and develop, andthem howorservices rationale thenew need to areas retain comes underiswhen housing are the whether it be those building those like water,and roads, parks facilities character of these suburbs!is aging developed. Existing infrastructure regulating permitting that and building, like pools and libraries will be funded. They are happy allas such and needs upgrading acrossfor our city, understand the issues which govern the Independent commissioners to take place An in Kilbirnie evidenced by recent pipe failures. ability to build the houses everyone agreesare development appointed Johnsonville. advantage of intensification of Needless existing areas to we need. to make recommendations and meansit’s more people, thereforeand more over the to the council, especially around say, controversial, ratepayers pay for those There development. are essentially two types of future next fewtoweeks our upgrades. councillors will development; greenfields and brownfields. These commissioners have recently be debating and deciding on the Developers of course need to make a profit, Greenfields means building on currently and recommendations. released their recommendations, and wishKey to keep their compliance costs as he undeveloped land, typically ex farmland on I personally fearhosted thata meeting ifhosted adopted, the John stated inup 2013 runoff and runoff other material ending in our upthat I recently which included and other material ending in our I recently a meeting which included low as possible. believe the the edges of current urban areas, harbours, especially the Porirua harbour inResource local property developers andwhere and harbours,Many especially the Porirua harbour in local property developers future of Wellington as a thriving city thought Wellington was dying; if the case ofthe development north of representatives from the City and Regional case ofisdevelopment north of representatives from the City and Regional Management Act too cumbersome. We as infrastructure like sewers, water supply and Johnsonville and Newlands. The Wellington Councils. The background for the meeting Johnsonville and Newlands. The Wellington Councils. The background for the meeting is other at risk. recommendations like these and City in Council are concerned that the existing was the need ensure all in involved City Council that the existing wastothe needexist to people ensure all people government for our are partconcerned have undertaken to essential services don’t are involved infrastructure cannot handle the handle pressure providing more housing in housing our electorate, infrastructure cannot theit pressure it providing more in our electorate, It usually comes down to housing; if we indeed any recommendation which rewrite that act.under builtwhether by theit developer. comes under when new housing areas are areas are be those it building them or those comes when new housing whether be those building them or those developed. Existing infrastructure is aging for and permitting building, can’t buildregulating affordable housing forthatthe developed. Existing infrastructure is aging regulating and that permitting building, limit our ability tobut cater more The feedback was good, the success will and needs and upgrading our across city, asour city, as understandunderstand the issues which govern the govern the needs across upgrading the issues which next generation, and only cater for agrees people accepted, I fear his evidenced byare recent failures. An ability to build theto houses everyone agrees evidenced by recent pipe failures. An ability build the houses everyone be when there arepipe sufficient affordable Brownfields development means rebuilding advantage advantage of intensification of existing areas we need. we need. of intensification of existing areas those of us lucky enough to already prediction may come true. houses tomeans meet demand. That is certainly my on existing sites, and there has been means more people, therefore more people,more therefore more ratepayers ratepayers to pay for those There are essentially two types of to payupgrades. for those upgrades. There are essentially two types of have houses, then we will become We in Ōhāriu a thriving city for goal as your MP. need considerable discussion in recent times development; greenfields and brownfields. development; greenfields and brownfields. DevelopersDevelopers of course need to make a profit, Greenfields means building onbuilding currently of course need to make a profit, Greenfields means on currently around how much intensification should be an aging undeveloped population who ultimately our ownkeep prosperity, so we need to their costs as costs as land, typically extypically farmland wish to compliance keep their compliance undeveloped land, exon farmlandand on wish toand low asand possible. Many believe the Resource the edges of current urban areas, where low possible. Many the and Resource That, of as course having abelieve vibrant the edges of current urban areas, where allowed in existing suburbs, especially will struggle to sell our houses when take a close interest in this. Act is too cumbersome. We as infrastructure like sewers, water supply andsupplyManagement Management Act is too cumbersome. We as infrastructure like sewers, water and functioning Johnsonville Shopping Centre changing height limits to allow forexist more government for our part have to essential don’t are government for ourundertaken part have undertaken to is otherservices essential services don’t exist are we needofother to. As evidence, most Of course, underlying all thiswe rewrite thatrewrite act. usually built by thebuilt developer. that act. usually by the developer. can all be proud of. apartments. The feedback good,and but the success will Ōhāriu schools in 2023 lost student infrastructure, Thewas feedback was good, but the success new will now the be when there are sufficient Brownfields development means rebuilding be when there areaffordable sufficient affordable Brownfields development means rebuilding numbers and teacher as has decided councils houses to meet demand. That is certainly my on existing sites, andpositions there houses to meet demand. 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Farmers market The Karori Farmers Market is back. The market will be held each Saturday, from 8am to 1pm rain or shine on the corner of Karori Road and Campbell Street, next to the new community garden. It will primarily focus on offering locally grown and produced items including fruits, vegetables, herbs, dairy products, meat, coffee, honey, fresh flowers, plants, relishes, jams, bakery items, cheeses, oils and much more. This is a space where friends can come together to shop, socialise and enjoy a sense of community. There will also be entertainment and live music.

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Steady As You Go Steady As You Go falls prevention classes are held at the Johnsonville Uniting Church at 1pm on Tuesdays. Organised by Age Concern Wellington Region these classes are designed to improve strength and balance and help prevent a fall. The classes improve balance and leg strength, flexibility, and general fitness and wellbeing and take around an hour.

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use the time to do “some really interesting things and that is a really positive thing because I think we have assessed too much in schools. No other country globally does three full years of assessment.” Deb also finds the suburb and its community is great. They are warm and welcoming, she says. “The community in Newlands is an example of the best of Aotearoa. “Where we are is very unique. “Over here, on this side of the motorway, we are working together as a community. “We exist over here in our lovely space and yet we are 10 minutes from central Wellington.” Newlands College is currently growing.

With a roll of more than 1,250 it is the largest it has ever been. “The school has more than doubled in size since I started here in 2000,” Deb notes. As a result the college is working with the Ministry of Education on new buildings and on a new library. “One of the things I feel very strongly about is Te Tiriti [o Waitangi] and Mātauranga Māori, and the importance of everyone in Aoteraroa speaking Te Reo,” Deb says. “There has never been a more important time for us to uphold Te Tiriti. “We have got to do it as a country but especially in education,” she says.

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Newlands College has a new Tumuaki (Principal), Deb King. She succeeds the long serving Tumuaki Grant Jones, who led the college from 2002 to 2023. Deb moved to her new role from being Deputy Tumuaki at Wellington Girls’ College, a position she took up in 2020. Becoming the school’s Deputy Tumuaki was a move back to Newlands College for Deb, who is already a long serving staff member. She began at Newlands College as a teacher in 2000 and by the time she left in 2019 to become Wellington Girls’ College’s Deputy Tumuaki she had moved into a senior leadership role. In her more than 20 years at the two schools “I have had two amazing Principals – Grant and Julia Davidson, the Wellington Girls’ College Principal,” she says. “I have been very fortunate to learn from two very good and hard working leaders. “Both are very long-serving Principals and both schools are forward thinking and very stable as a result.” Deb grew up in Te Anau and since the time she first went to school there she has remained in education for the rest of her life. After graduating from secondary school Deb studied at Otago Unviersity, gaining a psychology degree majoring in neuropsychology. She has since also completed a Masters of Education at Victoria University, looking at the curriculum. When asked why she decided to apply for the position of Newlands College’s Tumuaki, Deb referred to an outstanding school in an outstanding community. “There are some really amazing young people here,” she says. “And our school community is so diverse,” she adds, both in ethnicity and neuro-diversity. “And we have got a staff that is very dedicated and cares for the needs of our young people.” Newlands College also decided not to have students doing NCEA Level 1, although students do some assessments, but instead

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Volunteers can help people keep warm By Frank Neill

Volunteers can come together in Johnsonville to make survival blankets for needy people in the community. The project is organised by Chip Packet Project New Zealand (CPPNZ) and will be held in the Rimu Room at the Johnsonville Collective Hub at 1:30pm on Sunday 25 February. People wanting to volunteer will be welcomed at the event. During the afternoon people will use chip packets, as well as other foil packaging, clean them and fuse them into blankets which are then given to people in need. The packaging is fused by ironing into strips, then joining strips together to make a roughly queen size blanket, then fused with used pallet plastic on the top and bottom, to make it waterproof and seal the heat in. More than 100,000 households are struggling to be warm, says Terrena Griffith, the New Zealand founder and co-ordinator of CPPNZ. With an average of 2.7 people per household “that means there are over 270,000 people nation-

wide who are sleeping cold,” she says. The blanket making project has another major benefit as well. It stops the packaging going into landfills, where it takes around 80 years to decompose. By making blankets “not only are you helping the planet, but you are also giving someone a warm night’s sleep. “How good is that,” Terrena says. She set up CPPNZ in September 2021 during lockdown. At that time she was shocked by the economic conditions that were coming and at the fact that more than 30,000 people were homeless in New Zealand, and that figure was going up and up. Terrena has a friend in the United Kingdom who set up the Chip Packet Project there. Her friend had a dream one night that she could make blankets out of chip packets. She woke up and gave it a go and the idea worked so she got the project off the ground and it is still going strong today. The blanket making “is completely reliant on volunteers,” Terrena says. “You are making something

Volunteers making blankets during an event last year. Photo: Supplied.

from nothing for people who have nothing.” CPPNZ donates the blankets the volunteers have made to organisations , including Red Cross and the Salvation Army, and the blankets are very much appreciated by those

Celebrate the artist In early March, coinciding with the Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2024, Wellington Cathedral of St Paul will be holding a series of talks on the lives and art of four prominent New Zealand artists. Art lovers will be invited to discover more about these artists whose works are displayed in the Cathedral. Each artist is admired nationally and has significant international acclaim. The artists include Melvin Day, whose Stabat Mater series was gifted to the Cathedral in recent years; John Hutton, whose celebrated glass carvings of

angels adorn the inner doors to the Nave; Roy Cowan’s striking ceramic Moderne Madonna mural hangs in the Amnesty Chapel; and Beverley Shore Bennett’s stained-glass windows adorn the Nave and the Lady Chapel. Each one-hour talk, which will be held in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul beginning at 11am, is led by a practising artist in that particular field. The four talks are: • Monday 4 March, Jenny Shearer learnt the art and skill of pottery from Roy Cowan in Ngaio; • Tuesday 5 March, Claire

Bell, a Whanganui glass artist who studied in John Hutton’s London studio; • Wednesday 6 March, Mark Hutchins-Pond, former art curator at Pataka Art Museum, who is a Melvin Day specialist; and • Thursday 7 March, Sylvia Cavanagh grew up watching her mother Beverley Shore Bennett create her stained glass designs. Each speaker is joined by an art curator from prominent galleries to expand on the artist’s impact on art in New Zealand and internationally. The one-hour floor talks are free (koha welcomed).

who receive them. Each blanket takes around four hours to make. “That’s a lot of love going into each blanket,” Terrena says. CPPNZ is hoping to make 10 blankets in Johnsonville this weekend.

It takes roughly 45 large chip packets to make one blanket, which is both light and all weather durable and will last for around 10 years. More information about the project is on the Chip Packet Project New Zealand Facebook page.

Meeting for people with ICDs The Heart Foundation is holding an event specifically for people who have an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) in Johnsonville. The informal meeting will be held at the Waiora Sports and Community Hub, 17 Bannister Avenue, from 10:30am to 11:30am on Thursday 29 February. “This is a great opportunity to get together and meet others with ICDs,” the Heart Foundation says. “We will have a short talk by Lin Coleman, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Heart Rhythm Management, and then a chance to ask questions.”

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The “Kiwi live here” signs at Karori Park have been vandalised not just once but twice. The signs were only installed recently and the two acts of vandalism took place within around two weeks of them going up. As well as alerting people to the fact that Kiwi live in the area, the signs ask people to keep their dogs on a lead.

“Even when your dog is avoidance trained it needs to be on a lead,” the signs said. “We were really disappointed to see the Kiwi signs vandalised as soon as they were put up, pretty much,” says Andrea Skews, the Chair of the Karori Residents’ Association. “Please look out for the idiots doing this and take photos and report to Wellington City Council or The Capital Kiwi One of the vandalised “Kiwi live Project as this really isn't okay.” here” signs. Photo: Supplied.

St John’s Anglican Church in Bassett Road, Johnsonville, will observe the World Day of Prayer on Friday 1 March at 10am. Everyone is welcome to the service, which will be followed by morning tea and fellowship. Observed on the first Friday in March each year the World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of informed prayer involving people of many denominations and languages in more than 170 countries. Each year the service is written by

women in a different country who share the hopes, fears, joys and sorrows, opportunities and needs of their country. It affirms that informed prayer and prayerful action are inseparable. The World Day of Prayer logo depicts a cross, formed by praying figures from the four corners of the earth, joined together within the circle of the world. Prepared two years ago by the Christian Women of Palestine, this years’ service reflects difficulties experienced by them and how they have struggled in their lives over the centuries.

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Huge support for Karori Event Centre The petition launched only four weeks ago, asking that Wellington City Council fund, finish and open the Karori Event Centre, has had huge support with more than 1,300 signatories. The council has currently paused any further work on the Karori Event Centre until they have further details of the costs. The trust that developed the centre, and gifted it to the council in 2022, are concerned the $1.9 million previously committed by the council to fund the fitout will eventually be cut from the budget, and that the facility will not be opened for community use. The petition is intended to show the council the level of support for them to fund, finish and open the facility. Heather Baldwin, Deputy Chair of the trust that developed the facility says she is “grateful to all those people who have signed the petition. “It sends a very clear message to Councillors that there is strong local support for this, and people want it open for community use. “Even more powerful, in my view, are the comments from people who have signed the petition. “They show this is a much-wanted facility for the community. “This project should have been a model of community partnership with the council, especially in these fiscally constrained times, but it currently doesn’t feel like that to us,” Ms Baldwin says. “The community has partnered with the council right from the start to help develop a facility that the council agreed was needed as far back as 2005.

“In any other circumstances they would probably have had to fully fund this sort of community facility. But a huge number of people and other organisations donated funds to make it possible, believing the council would honour their commitments to also partly fund the project. “We all simply want them to honour the funding commitments that date back to 2013.” The original build was funded with over $2 million raised from more than 2,600 donations. The Karori Community Hall Trust was established to fund raise for the facility after the council agreed in 2005 that a new community hall was needed. The council later promised (in 2013), that if $1 million was raised by the trust it would provide the proceeds from the sale of an adjacent site that had previously been gifted to them with three halls, all since demolished. With that site still unsold, in 2022 the trust gifted the council the building after they committed $1.9 million to finish it with funding from their budget, in place of the proceeds from the still unsold land. “We remain concerned that WCC will eventually say it is too costly to finish and the Karori Event Centre will either remain unfinished for the foreseeable future, or they will lease it to someone for private use,” Ms Baldwin says. “We say it must be finished for $1.9 million, and that the trust is happy to continue to partner with the council to make this happen and to fund raise for enhancements where ever that is practicable”.

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Promising start by Onslow By Frank Neill

Onslow’s first Cricket XI made a highly promising start to their Cricket Wellington division one two-day match against Hutt District on 10 February. Batting first on their home ground of Nairnville Park, Onslow scored 309 runs before they were bowled out. Harry Finch made a massive contribution with the bat. After reaching his century Harry was finally out for 140 runs. Henry McIntyre was not out on 24 when the Onslow innings ended. Dave Hancock also made a useful contribution of 40 runs then took one of the two Hutt wickets to fall. Hutt District lost its first two wickets and scored 64 runs when stumps were drawm. Playing in his premier debut Ryan Tsourgas bowled outstandingly. His

two overs saw him take one wicket and concede just four runs. In addition to playing well, Onslow also celebrated Old Timers Day on 10 February. Johnsonville will have its work cut out next Saturday in its division one match against Taita. Batting on their home ground of Fraser Park, Taita declared its first innings at 320 runs for eight wickets. Johnsonville had cut the deficit by about a third at stumps, when they were 104 for the loss of three wickets. Four Johnsonville bowlers took two wickets each – Maximus Petrie, Sean Wakelin, Callan Holgate and Connor Lusty. Scott Mudgway topped the day one scoring for Johnsonville with 37 runs and Devan Vishvaka scored 27. Zack Scott-Howman, who fin-

ished the day on 25 not out, and Tim Campbell, who was one not out, will be looking to make further inroads into the Johnsonville deficit when they begin batting on 17 February. Karori has a lot of work to do to catch Victoria University in its division two match. Karori bowled Victoria University out for 282 at Karori Park on February 10. The home team was 55 for the loss of three wickets at stumps. Daniel Pile bowled outstandingly for Karori, taking four wickets at a cost of 44 runs in 18 overs and three balls. Kevin Weerasundara also bowled well, taking three wickets for 31 runs. Shivang Choudhary, who was 33 not out at stumps, and Liam Roche, on 6 not out, will continue Karori’s battle on 17 February.

Harry Finch, who scored yet another century for Onslow on 10 February when he reached 140. Photo: Cricket Wellington.

Great time for Karori athlete James Preston took another step forward in his exciting season by registering the third fastest time of his career at the Adelaide Invitational athletics meeting on 10 February. The 26-year-old from Karori clocked 1 minute 45.50 seconds – just 0.20 seconds shy of his

personal best. He narrowly missed out on top spot in a compelling men’s 800m. James was rewarded for an aggressive approach as he zipped out of the blocks to sit second behind the pacemaker. After reaching the half way

mark in 52.34 seconds, James kicked on, opening up a sizeable gap on the field and entered the home stretch with a five-metre lead over the 18-year-old Australian Peyton Craig. Despite an outstanding twolap race by James, Peyton gradually closed the gap on

Tokens of love The Wellington Branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists will hold its first meeting of the year on Wednesday 21 February at the Johnsonville Collective Community Hub, 33 Johnsonville Road. In honour of St Valentine's Day, the subject will be Tokens of Love / Memorabilia of Love. Five members will give brief talks about items from loved ones at different stages of their relationships, including, for example, a letter from a new boyfriend, a letter from a soldier to his fiancé just after his release from

a POW camp, a wedding dress, an extract from a story written by a woman whose husband was going off to war (and didn't return), and a letter from a new grandmother to her daughter about her new grandchild. It should be a memorable evening filled with the joy and sorrow of love, the branch says. Arrive at 7pm for coffee, tea, and biscuits and a chance to chat with the branch’s friendly members who are very knowledgeable about a wide range of family history subjects. The talks will begin at 7:30 pm.

Marsden students gain 27 scholarships Samuel Marsden Collegiate School students were awarded 27 scholarships in the 2023 New Zealand Scholarship examinations. Louisa Boyer was named the top student in New Zealand for her results in the Classical Studies exam. Louisa, who was the school’s 2023 Proxime Accessit (runner-up to Dux) also gained an Outstanding Scholar Award, an outstanding scholarship in French, and scholarships in English and Biology. Chloe Sim, the 2023 Dux, clinched an Outstanding Scholar Award, two outstanding scholarships in Biology and Statistics, alongside scholarships in English, Chemistry and Health and Physical Education.

Valerie Howe, a Year 12 student, showcased her brilliance with an outstanding scholarship in Biology, coupled with scholarships in Chemistry, Physics, and Statistics. Sifan Huang and Tilly Rumball-Smith earned eight scholarships between them across multiple subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Statistics, Economics, English, Economics and Classical Studies. Caroline Jones, the 2023 Head Girl, Sarah Guiney, the 2023 Deputy Head Girl, Sophie McClintock, Liliana O'Connell, Emily Wong and Year 12 student Milliann Lim earned scholarships in History, Classical Studies, Chemistry, English, Biology and French respectively.

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the Kiwi and timed his run to perfection to edge James by 0.09 in an Oceania U20 800m record. This was another hugely encouraging performance by James, who is chasing an Olympic entry standard time of 1 minute 44.70 seconds.

James opened his campaign when be clocked 1 minute 45.89 seconds – his fastest ever time in New Zealand – at the Potts Classic in Hastings on 20 January. The Adelaide Invitational is a World Athletics Continental Tour Bronze meet.

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Octopus Water Sprinkler Assorted Colors Ages 3+ Easily attaches to any garden hose Do not use high pressure water supply.

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11 88

11 98

Snazzee Fly Swat

Number 8 Tennis Ball Dia: 24cm Yellow

Lightweight design Safe for indoor and outdoor use Electronic zap function Effective on flys and mosquitoes.

Made of rubber and felt material Suitable for children, adults and even your pets Perfect for autographing and display.

Strong, durable and water resistant - Ok if drinks are spilled on it or if people sit on it with wet togs, but it’s suggested it’s stored and kept out of rain.

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$

Flexible, non-chafing foam.

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269495 WAS $ 119 NOW

WAS $ 599 NOW

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4 99

Bestway Pool noodle 1500 x 72mm Assorted Colours

134292

388600

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2001250

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WAS $ 26.98 NOW

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99

499 99

Nouveau Malay Hanging Egg Chair

Nouveau Cantilever Umbrella Alloy & Steel Frame 3m Taupe

Shoo Away Fly Repellent Device Black

Durable powder-coated steel frame. All-weather rattan. Plush and durable olefin cushions. 120kg weight rating.

Powder-coated aluminium pole with steel inserts. Steel umbrella ribs. 180gsm polyester fabric. Crank handle for easy opening and closing. UV50+ coating.

100% chemical free. Keeps flies off your food. Environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Safe soft-touch blades.

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304375

296360

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49

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14

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12

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12 99

Number 8 Fitted Hose 12m

Number 8 Sprayer pressure 5L

Tui Garden Waste Bag

H: 200mm, W: 945mm, L: 1010mm. Strong and durable. Made in New Zealand.

Stainless steel sprayer pole With adjustable PP carrying belt Plastic construction.

Has four side panels that can fold over to secure the bag shut Reusable Easy to use and empty Suitable for grass clippings and general garden debris.

236445

2004787

221640

Aromachef Premium Hardwood Lump Charcoal 2.5kg Hot burning hardwood chunks. Genuine wood-fired flavour. 100% natural & renewable Namibian hardwood. 185974 LOW PRICE

LOW PRICE

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16

27 98

$

89 99

89

Number 8 Wheelbarrow 72 litre Blue

Number 8 Watering Can 10 litre Dark Green

Metal blue tray Pneumatic rubber wheel Ready to assemble.

Portable container that is light weight and easy to use Has a handle and long spout.

Only while stocks last

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