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Thursday September 17, 2015

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Glass pane shatters over food court Escalators were covered in glass after a pane shattered over them in central Wellington during the week. The incident at 1 Willis Street occurred around lunchtime last Thursday and closed the escalators that headed down to the food court. This is the third time that such incident has happened at the property. Witnesses describe the sound being similar to 1000 plates being smashed.

HONOURS: Friends of Central Park, accept award for runner-up in the Wellington Airport Regional Community awards.

Friends of Central Park receive fourth award this year

Surf Study at Lyall Bay

By James Baker

A three year study is about to take place to discover the secret to Lyall Bay’s surf break. Raglan research company eCoast is studying the best surf breaks in New Zealand and Lyall Bay is among these. While the break isn’t one of the gnarliest in the country, it is one of the most used, and a great place to learn. The research is being done to protect the countries best surf spots.

The honours just keep coming for Upstream: Friends of Central Park, which has been named as a runner-up in the Wellington Airport Regional Community awards. The award – the fourth this year for the group - was presented by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown during their last gathering. “Upstream very deservedly

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munity events. Member Lynne White says the group has used grants towards an art trail. “We had 12 different artists all build a piece under the theme of shelter. Something else we're doing is pest control.” This is not the first time the group has received recognition for its work. They have received three other awards in the past year including Community Volunteer Champion Award,

Community Champion Award and Best Visual Arts Award for their inaugural Arts Trail. “This year we've been really lucky. It's fantastic actually, it’s been really good at reinforcing that what we're doing is actually worthwhile,” says Lynne. “I'd be interested in a wider group of volunteers, so we have younger people attend. “It's a fantastic way of getting people together and participating in the community.”

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got a runner-up in the heritage and environment category,” says Ms Wade-Brown. “It's great because a lot of the news you hear is pretty disheartening. It's good to balance it up with all the good things people are doing.” The group meets once a month in Central Park to maintain Moturoa Stream Track. While they mainly plant and weed they also take on building projects and organise com-

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programmes around the importance of mammograms for early detection. “The Pink Ribbon Appeal funds a large chunk of our work, so there’s a direct link between the time people give on the street and our ability to fund research, treatments and education programmes,” says Van Hen-

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