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Thursday November 12, 2015

inbrief news How to reach us Main block to rise again Cheaper weekend bus Schoolfares fair By Nikki Papatsoumas

rebuild. completed in 1924, but it has The $39 million rebuild have of the not been used since 2011 due to Wellingtonians cheaper The main block Wellington Phone: (04)at587 1660 school’s main block was announced structural issues. weekend bus fares to look East Girls’ College will maintain by Education Minister Hekia The redevelopment will retain forward to next month. its historical integrity and character Parata last week. the block’s striking facade and will Address: 23 Broderick Rd, For four weeks from Novemin an excitingJohnsonville multi- million dollar The college’s block was buses include the iconic vestibule. ber 28,main Go Wellington P.O. Box 38-776, will change to a $1 fare for one WMC 5045. Fax: (04) 587 1661 zone of travel and $2 adult fare and $1.50 fare for children for two or three zones of travel. It is hoped this will encourSALES MANAGER: age people to use public transNicola Adams port to travel in and out of the city. nicola@wsn.co.nz The Wellington City Council has budgeted $200,000 for the initiative. Wellington Mayor Celia REPORTER: Wade-Brown said the public transport initiative would help a welcome boost for retail Nikki Papatsoumas to get more Wellingtonians sales.” nikki@wsn.co.nz Councillor Iona Pannett, onto buses and into the central Chair of Wellington City city during the busy weekends Council’s Environment Comin the run-up to Christmas. “This initiative will provide mittee, said the cheaper bus

However, a completely new have been able to retain the cityfeatures and don’tstill want building will be built behind central original intothe to worry about congesit containing 28 new teaching have building. We are holding on to The tion team who organised parking timeconnecting limits.the spaces. thatortradition and Valley Fair last “Wellington City Council This will increase the Houghton col- the past to theSchool future.” said itsaid waswhile a this successful day. proposed initiative lege’s maximum capacitymonth to first She the school The school thanked members of inwould February I’mthe 1250. holdthis on year to itsand tradition, local community who helped directly, that it’s going Principal Sally Haughton those said thrilled an “innovative” newahead space who goods and all timedonated for Christmas.” it was fantastic to be ablethose to in would be connected. who came and fares sharedcan thebe day The share the great news withwith the students Thecheaper new learning and“innovative staff. paid by cash with a aSnapcommunity. space” wouldorinclude perforcard.and Thecultural changes will be as “We will be returning the per mance precinct, inwell effect from beginning of a heart to the school.” as the special needs unit Saturday, Novem“There is really wide sup- service libraryon and an art studio. 28,will each through port in the community for the ber“It beweekend the social, cultural the performance last service onheart Sunday, retention of the facade and the toand of the 20. said. historic future including the December school,” Sally The Flag Consideration Panel is vestibule, because of its place Construction at Wellington reminding kiwis that the fi rst refer How do College you feelisabout in the visual landscape of East Girls’ scheduled endum lower to rank the five alternative weekend fares on fares bring and multiple benefitsof to begin in December next year Wellington the identity flags is coming up. Flag Consideration Wellington buses? Are to city. thethe school. and toProfessor be completed in you March Panel chair, John Burrows, more likely to use public “This support an “Whatshows we have doneforissaid we November’s 2019. postal referendum transport with these lower environmentally sustainable is aboutfares? considering the possibiliSend us an email – travel option for people who ties andnews@wsn.co.nz ranking them, rather than want to go shopping in the making a final decision on change.

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A group of Wellington East Girls’ College students outside the skeleton of the school’s main block.

end of the year. Continued from page 1 Plasma was used to make around 13 Nicola said blood donors were very different medicines and because of this special. Sarah Collins “We always need more donors. Cur- the demand for plasma had increased sarah@wsn.co.nz rently only four per cent of the eligible “hugely”, Nicola said. Lastpopulation week Kiwis across the by 2.4 metres and is have madeto uphave of given at least one “You donates blood. country were shocked to hear roughly 3000 slices of “cocktail “If you are part of the 96 per cent cur- blood donation in the last two years Distribution by: Genx Distribution the news that and toast”. rently satrugby on thelegend fence thinking about it, before you can become a plasma donor.” michelle.mcguire@paradise.net.nz All Black great Jonah Lomu hadin. The Island Bay artistisiscollected among using an apheresis Plasma please jump off and join (04) 970 0439 passedNicola away. asked people to think those his respects to machine the The spins off the of to thepay machine. Lomu died at his home in fallen rugby giant, calling Lomu “bigger picture” and said one donation red blood cells and keeps the plasma. Auckland The red blood cells are then returned couldlast saveWednesday three lives.after a “super-hero”. returning from thechildren “At the today he the still donor. “Think of watching all the little whotimetoand Rugby World Cup in England. was one of New Zealand’s greatPlasma has also earned the nickname have leukaemia who your blood is The 40-year-old had suffered est sports personalities. We were “liquid because of its colour, able to save… you’ve got to go beyond from a serious kidney disease for coming up to a worldgold” cup and I Delivered to Southern and Eastern suburbs Nicola said, “It really is so special, it yourself and think of who your donation most of his life. just wanted to honour the guy. of Wellington City can be made into so many different could save. Over the years, Lomu has spent “Over the last week we have medicines.” “You’re helping ultimately to save time in Wellington - he lived in seen just how much public supABC Audit 2012: 25,456 copies weekly people’s lives and make a difference.” Maupuia while playing for the port was given to him. Not only Cook Strait News The New Zealand Blood Service The bloodhe drive Hurricanes. was hewas a great player… waswill take place next The largest circulating newspaper in also hoping have more Thursday, November 19, at the ASB Island Bay artist to Maurice Ben- people also asign great personality.” Wellington Southern and Eastern suburbs. for plasma donations, Nicola said. Sports Centre in Kilbirnie from 9.30am nett isupknown for immortalising This 240 people havedonated Public services will be held for to 2.30pm. Appointments are prethe ruby giantyear in a larger than life Published by: Les Katrina Whiteside The toast portrait of&Jonah Lomu created toast plasma, Lomu was on Sunday andand Monday in priority. To book however ferred will take portrait in 2002. the blood service Newspapers byWellington Island Bay Suburban artist Maurice Bennett.Ltd Auckland. reach2.4 500metres donations by the an appointment call 0800 448 325. Thehoping portraittostands

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