Zappo comes to PlusJohnsonville
By Dave Crampton
For young children aged three to eight, school holidays are not complete without a Zappo show. Zappo the Magician –aka Paul Bates – may live in Greytown, but he has been strutting his stuff in the Johnsonville Mall each school holidays for many years. In past years, he has been performing magical tricks with music in the mall outside Whitcoulls in the first week of the holidays, but this year he was performing in a vacant shop near the mall’s southern entrance. “I call it my Zappo pop-up show,” Paul says.
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and as this is what I had always wanted I jumped at the chance. Moving to Welli been an enjoyable experience and my family are loving it here. The kids have settled into school and Saturday is manic with NUDGE BAR rugby and swimming. There’s so much happening around the Jane and“We’ve I are enjoying getting to knowbook the place By city Daveand Crampton created a famenthusiasts several a b ily style restaurant where tables regularly. One thing that’s really cool is being able to go for a A unique slice of Ameri- young families are able to “On the last Friday of bush walk and not leave the city. cana suburbia in Khandal- go,” Craig says. every month about a dozen
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Wednesday July 16, 2014
Independent Herald 16-07-14