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Wednesday July 16, 2014

inbriefnews Karori Book Fair coming soon The Karori Lions and Karori Rotary’s fourth giant book fair is coming this weekend to Karori. On both Saturday and Sunday, a number of books will be on sale at St Johns Hall, corner of Karori Road and Campbell Street, Karori. There will be a huge selection of books, CD’s and DVD’s for all ages, plus a special bonus - spend $20 or more and you could be in to win a great prize! Saturday runs from 12pm to 9pm and Sunday runs from 9am to 3pm. The Karori Lions major beneficary is The Talklink Trust, which provides technology to aid those who have difficulty in speaking and Karori Rotary will support other community projects.

Karori Drop in Centre celebrates 35th anniversary By Laura Kavanagh The Karori Drop in Centre celebrated its birthday recently, celebrating 35 years since it started. Located at the Karori Community Centre, it runs every Thursday and Friday from 11am

until 1:30pm and is open to the public to pop in for a drink and a chat. The drop in centre was not based at the community centre initially, but was moved there when the Karori Community Centre was built. Pat Ussher has been part of the drop in centre for 34 years and says it has been a great way


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SHARING A CUPPA: Members of the Karori Community share lunch and a yarn with each other celebrating the 35th anniversary of the centre. PHOTO CREDIT: LAURA KAVANAGH.

to socialise and meet people in the community. “It is also the secret to living longer,” Pat says. Lillian Whitefield says people are free to drop in and chat, and conversation is varied and interesting. “It is entirely informal, and from what is said, nothing is held against you,” Lillian says. Cups of tea and toasted sandwiches are on hand and sometimes a special lunch of fish and chips is on the cards. Sometimes the group will use the Karori Community Bus and trawl the op shops looking for a bargain. Faye Bastion says it a way for members of the community to come together. “We have people from all walks of life,” Faye says. The 35th anniversary lunch followed the drop in centre’s AGM, with fish and chips and cakes prepared by some of the members. Lillian says they would like to encourage more people to drop in. “Anyone who wants to have a chat and a cup of tea is welcome to come in,” Lillian says. “We want to build up the numbers.”

Keith Spry pool step closer to completion By Laura Kavanagh The Johnsonville community will be pleased to know Keith Spry Pool is well on its way to completion after a significant amount of work has been done in the last few months. Since the pool was closed in April, the teaching pool is almost complete as installation on the roof above is almost finished. The teaching pool has been filled to test for leaks, and happily none were detected. The pool up-stands have been tidied up and the glulam beams inside have been sanded and prepped for recoating. Also, the entrance for the new changing rooms has been marked

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out. Manager of Keith Spry Pool Matt Kilgour says over the next two to four weeks, the construction team plan to complete the roof over the teaching pool, pour the final concrete for the toddlers pool floor, and lay the concrete floor for the new changing rooms. Keith Spry Pool will remain closed until February 2015. During the closure period, Learn to Swim classes, Aqua Fit classes, Ezy Movers and Shallow Water have moved to Tawa pool. Deep water classes are available at Karori Pool. Lane swimming is available at all other Wellington City Council pools.

UPGRADE: Installation of the roof above the new teaching pool, which is almost 75 percent complete. PHOTO SUPPLIED.



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