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Merry Christmas

Thursday December 24, 2015

Christmas wishes Message from Cook Strait News reporter Nikki Papatsoumas I am wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year this festive season. For me, Christmas is always spent with my mum, dad, sister and two brothers at home in Island Bay and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for loads of sunshine this year! I hope everyone has a fantastic break and I can’t wait to dive back into it next year.

Message from Deputy Mayor Justin Lester I wish everyone a safe and merry festive season and hope you will get a chance to spend Christmas and New Year's with loved ones. Have a relaxing break, enjoy the sunshine, surf, a barbecue or two and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone back in 2016.

Message from Independent Herald reporter Sharnahea Wilson I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. For me Christmas is time to spend with family, enjoy some great weather and of course some scrumptious food! I hope everyone has a fantastic summer holiday and I look forward to returning in the New Year.

WK 24 DEC 2015 HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (G) - MON: 9:45PM, 11:45PM, 2:30PM • TUE:

9:45PM, 11:45PM, 2:30PM • WED: 9:45PM, 11:45PM, 2:30PM • THU: 9:45PM, 11:45PM, 2:30PM • SAT: 2:30PM • SUN: 2:30PM

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GOOSEBUMPS (G) - MON: 4:15PM • TUE: 4:15PM • WED: 4:15PM • THU:

4:15PM • SAT: 4:15PM • SUN: 4:15PM

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IN THE HEART OF THE SEA (PG) - MON: 1:45PM • TUE: 1:45PM •

8AM-3PM

WED: 1:45PM • THU: 1:45PM

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YOUTH (PG) - MON: 4:30PM • TUE: 4:30PM • WED: 4:30PM • THU: 4:30PM •

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Message from Rongotai MP Annette King The Christmas spirit is here. People's generosity and humanity towards others often seen at this time of year was obvious at the annual Altrusa Christmas book collection. Hundreds of new books are donated each year to gift to children who may miss out on getting a present. It's times like this you feel pleased to be part of a caring community. I hope your festive season is filled with laughter, love and good company. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Message from Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade Brown Koa Kirihimete, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Season’s Greetings! Enjoy as many of Wellington’s free summer events as you can – and take along someone who needs their day brightening up! I’m particularly looking forward to our New Year’s Eve Summer City event, with family entertainment, fireworks and music. Summer is a good time to relax. If you are taking time off, enjoy it and spare a thought for those who are working through the Christmas and New Year period, especially Wellington’s retailers and emergency staff, who will be working hard during their busiest time of the year. Summer is a great time to get out and about with your family, community and neighbours. In the New Year my sister Brigitte is coming to visit from Austria, and I’m looking forward to showing her Wellington. Let’s look forward to a prosperous, inclusive and low-carbon 2016.

SAT: 4:30PM • SUN: 4:30PM

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG) - MON: 10:00AM, 12:30PM,

3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • TUE: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • WED: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • THU: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • SAT: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • SUN: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM

GOOD DINOSAUR (PG) - SAT: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 2:15PM • SUN: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 2:15PM

DADDY’S HOME (PG) - MON: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 6:45PM, 8:45PM •

TUE: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 6:45PM, 8:45PM • WED: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 6:45PM, 8:45PM • THU: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 6:45PM, 8:45PM • SAT: 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 6:45PM • SUN: 10:30AM, 12:30PM, 6:45PM

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Message from MP for Ohariu Hon Peter Dunne Christmas is a time for joining family and friends for a celebration. It is also a time to remember the highs and lows of the previous year, and to reconnect with those we may have been too busy to spend much time with. So I hope everyone is able to enjoy that Christmas spirit this year, and to put the cares and pressures of life aside for just a few days to relax and enjoy the company of those dearest to us, and to recharge our batteries for the coming year. At the same time, let us not forget those less fortunate than ourselves - the sick and the lonely - for whom Christmas may not be so positive. But for everyone, whatever their circumstances, my very best wish is for a happy and peaceful Christmas and a positive 2016 to follow. Merry Christmas!

Zealandia teams up with electric bike hire company Zealandia have teamed up with electric bike hire and tour startup Switched on Bikes to offer a sustainable alternative for visitors and locals to get to Wellington’s most popular nature experience. To promote sustainable travel, Switched on Bikes customers who visit the wildlife sanctuary can gain their Zealandia day admission fee back when they return their eBike. Switched on Bikes is located in Shed One on the Wellington Waterfront. Bookings can be made at www. switchedonbikes.co.nz or by calling 0800 386 877. Customers will need to present their Zealandia receipt to be eligible for refund.

Merry Christmas From the team! WE'RE CLOSED BETWEEN THE 25TH - 28TH OF DECEMBER AND THE 1ST - 4TH OF JANUARY.

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If you're heading away, we recommend you have enough medications for your whole trip. If you’re at all concerned, come and see us before you go.

04 920 8850 24 Moorefield Road Johnsonville Open late Monday to Thursday

We look forward to helping you stay healthy in 2016!

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WK 31 DEC 2015 YOUTH (PG) - MON: 4:00PM • TUE: 4:00PM • WED: 4:00PM • THU: 4:00PM • FRI: 4:00PM • SAT: 4:00PM • SUN: 4:00PM

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (PG) - MON: 10:00AM, 12:30PM,

3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • TUE: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • WED: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • THU: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • FRI: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • SAT: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM • SUN: 10:00AM, 12:30PM, 3:15PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM, 8:30PM, 9:00PM

GOOD DINOSAUR (PG) - MON: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 4:15PM • TUE:

10:15AM, 12:15PM, 4:15PM • WED: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 4:15PM • THU: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 4:15PM • FRI: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 4:15PM • SAT: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 4:15PM • SUN: 10:15AM, 12:15PM, 4:15PM

DADDY’S HOME (PG) - MON: 1:45PM, 6:15PM, 8:45PM • TUE: 1:45PM,

6:15PM, 8:45PM • WED: 1:45PM, 6:15PM, 8:45PM • THU: 1:45PM, 6:15PM, 8:45PM • FRI: 1:45PM, 6:15PM, 8:45PM • SAT: 1:45PM, 6:15PM, 8:45PM • SUN: 1:45PM, 6:15PM, 8:45PM

SNOOPY AND CHARLIE BROWN: THE PEANUTS MOVIE (G)

- MON: 9:45AM, 11:45AM, 2:15PM • TUE: 9:45AM, 11:45AM, 2:15PM • WED: 9:45AM, 11:45AM, 2:15PM • FRI: 9:45AM, 11:45AM, 2:15PM • SAT: 9:45AM, 11:45AM, 2:15PM • SUN: 9:45AM, 11:45AM, 2:15PM

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (G) - THU: 9:45AM, 11:45AM, 2:15PM

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