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FUTURE GENERATION DRYDEN STREET FOR THE FASHION CONSCIOUS TODDLER AND CHILD New childrenswear store Brother & Sister has opened its doors in Dryden Street, Grey Lynn in the old dairy on the corner of Baildon Street behind Grey Lynn Park. A small intimate boutique style store its owners Kate Mallin and Anne Bostock specialise in producing designer pieces for the fashion conscious toddler and child. Joining forces two years ago they began the successful merino label Dandylion, and combined their training and expertise as designers and mums to branch out to produce small ranges of beautifully made childrenswear for mums looking for something exclusive and different. Everything in the store is made in New Zealand and with a workroom locally based Kate and Anne are always offering to make-to-measure for their customers to provide the best fit. The rear of the shop holds a delightful corner of fairytale flowergirl and special occasion dresses, all individually tailored to every little girls dream dress. Not to forget the boys, stylish shirts and interesting fabrics keep the little men well suited, with new styles arriving weekly. Well known in the Grey Lynn and Ponsonby community with their fabulous merino range they have opened their doors to the local community and are happy to spend their time in the shop chatting to mums. New mums looking for advice on the best items to prepare themselves for their new arrivals can’t go past the merino baby range in store, with mum of two boys Kate happy to offer her best advice for how to prepare for the new arrival. For the month of December receive 15% off everything in store, including their great range of gifts for Christmas. PN BROTHER & SISTER, 43 Dryden Street T: 09 827 6601

WESTMERE KIDS GAVE TRIATHLON A ‘TRY’ TO HELP THEIR SCHOOL CHILDREN AND PARENTS PARTCIPATED IN WESTMERE SCHOOL’S FIRST ever triathlon on 21 November to help raise funds for the school hall. The Bayleys Westmere Kids Try involved a run, bike ride and water slide at Cox’s Bay Park.

CHILDREN’S BOOK REVIEW ‘QUAKY CAT’ BY DIANA NOONAN AND GAVIN BISHOP To be launched on 9 December, Quaky cat was inspired by the Canterbury earthquake on 4 September. On a cold Christchurch morning, while the city was sleeping, before the birds roused him with twitters and cheeping, curled up on the end of his friend Emma’s bed, Tiger woke with a start…and a feeling of dread. The Canterbury earthquake affected children in so many ways: homes gone, playgrounds destroyed, schools damaged, pets missing, favourite books and toys lost. Diana Noonan and Gavin Bishop have teamed with Scholastic to create a picture book for children throughout New Zealand - to bring comfort to those who experienced the earthquake and understanding to the children who didn’t. It is an evocative, uplifting story that will touch the hearts of all who read it and includes a note to readers from both author and illustrator about their personal reactions to the quake. This book is to support the people of Canterbury in restoring order to their lives. Royalties and additional proceeds will be donated to charity. One free copy will be given to all Year 1 and 2 children in the affected area. The book is being produced using all Christchurch businesses, from the design through to printing and distribution. PN DOROTHY BUTLER CHILDREN’S BOOKSHOP, 1 Jervois Road T: 09 376 7283

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DECEMBER/JANUARY '10/ '11 Ponsonby News  

Christmas issue - covering December and January - news/views and all that is happening in and around Ponsonby

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