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Thursday November 19, 2015

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Question: Do you think Wellington bus prices are too expensive?

Tim Flynn Miramar

Sam Page Miramar

Gabe Page Miramar

Aqshai Lala Miramar

Cheryl Fletcher Miramar

“I couldn’t tell you the last time I caught a bus.”

“I think they could be cheaper. I could get from one side of Los Angeles to the other for $1.”

“I think they could be cheaper.”

“I use snapper so I’m not too sure.”

“I’m not too sure because I use snapper but compared to other places it is.”

Blair Williams Miramar “I hardly ever get the bus so I couldn’t say.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Cheaper fares brilliant idea

Cheaper bus fares coming

Great initiative

Dear Ed, I think it’s a brilliant idea for cheaper fares in the weekend. The only concern I have got is the buses might get so full that it might not be enough room to get on and then you might have a long time to wait for the next bus because the frequently of the buses in the weekend aren't as regular as during the week. Diane Cameron Wellington

Dear Ed, This is a great initiative. To travel into the city costs my son and I approximately $15 return. Then you have to add on the cost of attractions...such as the cable car, food, shopping etc. That is why we don't do it, adding it all up, it's just too expensive. I am really looking forward to the cheaper fares...we plan on going shopping , visiting attractions and spending money on a coffee or a smoothie...such a treat, can’t wait!! Joanne Henderson, Wellington

Dear Ed, I wanted to comment on the Wellington buses being cheaper over the weekend running up to Christmas. I think this is a great initiative, just wish it was all through the year. I rely on busses, but more recently on my cycle, due to the prices of the busses in Wellington. Having come from Christchurch I realise I was spoilt with prices down there. Rose, Wellington

Brand new brew for zoo Have you got an anonymous THUMBS UP or THUMBS DOWN to share? email to or Text to 022 322 4811

THUMBS UP to the veggie market at Newtown School on Saturday. Fantastic produce at affordable prices.

THUMBS UP to our lovely neighbour Adrian who always mows our lawns and other nice things. THUMBS DOWN

to fighting fire with fire. Say no to war!

A trio of local Wellington businesses have joined forces to create a limited edition beer in support of Wellington Zoo. Wellington craft beer brewer Garage Project, Wellington Zoo and Trade Me will release the new beer known as ‘Zoo Brew’ to the capital at a launch event this weekend. Pete Gillespie of Garage Project said the pilot brew was launched at a zoo in the African Savannah and the area was used to inspire the beer. “Made with Pale malt, Sorghum and South African Rooibus tea, sipping on this unique beer is one of the most enjoyable ways to raise money for Wellington Zoo.” Wellington Zoo Partnerships Manager Alicia Harris said the collaboration was a

“quirky, unconventional and cool” way to raise money for Wellington Zoo. “We’re excited to partner with two of Wellington’s most iconic identities and this collaboration is a really unique way to raise money for Wellington Zoo,” said Harris. Trade Me spokesman Jeff Hunkin said the team were excited by the idea. “We’re stoked to be teaming up with capital city legends and long-time friends Wellington Zoo, and new friends Garage Project, for this special edition beverage.” Wellingtonians can head to Southern Cross Bar on Sunday from 2pm to be the first to taste the new brew, where giveaways, auctions, barbeque and live music from The Nudge will celebrate the new collaboration.


to Berhampore! It is a great up and coming suburb with fabulous cafes and eateries.

THUMBS DOWN to all the rain and

cold weather. Sad to see after things were just starting to warm up.

THUMBS DOWN to National saying Labour supports rapists and murderers. Very distasteful.

FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK Reporter Nikki Papatsoumas spends her weeks out and about amongst the community. Each week she shares her take on the week’s events. Fantastic news for Island Bay residents this week, after more than two years since it was damaged in a storm, repair work has finally begun on the Island Bay seawall. I grew up in Island Bay and still spend a lot of my time there with family, so I think I can speak for most residents when I say it is a delight to hear the wall will be restored. The seawall truly is an iconic feature of the seaside suburb and to hear it will be repaired is great

news. Meanwhile in other news, today I will donate blood at a drive being held at the ASB Centre in Kilbirnie. I am fairly nervous having never given blood before but my lovely colleague Alana has offered to come and hold my hand! To anyone reading this today, it is not too late to donate at today’s drive. Every donation can save three lives so it is definitely worth considering! Have a great week.

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