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Matthew Beauchamp, 9 and Jeremy Beauchamp, 11.

Georgia Harris, 7.

Hadley Wiramanaden, 12, Campbell Wiramanaden, 6 and Rhylee Wiramanaden, 8.

Cardae Taula, 7 and Jouvet Taula, 13.

Georgia Taylor, 11 and Ashley Taylor, 9. PHOTO CREDIT: NIKKI PAPATSOUMAS

Exploring DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition Children from across the region got the unique opportunity to experience DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition this week. Showcasing over twenty years of DreamWorks Animation, the exhibition explores the creative legacy of the studio and artists that brought to life animated

classics like Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon. Te Papa Chief Executive Rick Ellis said the exhibition drew back the curtain on the artistry and creative process that go into creating films. “Visitors can immerse themselves in

a creative journey here in the creative capital,” he said. The exhibition features never-beforeseen original artworks and models, behind-the-scenes interviews and spectacular interactive experiences, including one of the exhibition’s highlights Dragon Flight: a Dragon’s-Eye View of Berk.

Will you support Wellington’s elders? A rest home with spark Kilmarnock Heights Home An elder-centred community Kilmarnock Heights Home is special; it’s more than just a rest home. As well as providing daily living support we ensure residents have choice and control in their lives. We take every opportunity to bring companionship, fun and meaningful activity into the lives of elders. Family and friends Kilmarnock Heights Home is like one big family. Residents are encouraged to invite their loved ones to visit at any time; there’s no set visiting hours. And, for the children - we have a fully stocked toy box to keep them entertained!

Pets welcome We believe pets can be both calming and energising. So, we welcome animals at our home. If you have a pet that’s part of your family, ask us about moving to Kilmarnock Heights Home with them. The social life At Kilmarnock Heights Home we support residents to continue doing the things they love in a way that’s right for them. The busy social calendar and stimulating recreation programme certainly make for a vibrant and engaging atmosphere.

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For Wellington south residents looking for a chance to give back to the community, Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home has the answer. Become a friend of the home’s elders. Kilmarnock Heights Home always welcomes volunteers and there is a wide range of activities people can get involved in. Recreation team leader Annelize Steyn explains that volunteers help bring more variety and spontaneity into residents’ lives. “The elders at Kilmarnock Heights Home have given a lifetime of skills and knowledge to our communities. They have amazing stories to tell, skills to share and they love to see new faces around their home,” Annelize explains. Volunteer roles include driving the home’s van on outings, supporting residents to continue with hobbies like gardening and crafts, providing entertainment, pampering, caring for the animals or bringing in their pet to visit, playing music, taking residents to their local club meetings or simply spending one-on-one time with the residents. Annelize says people are often surprised they can bring their children to volunteer with them. “We love having children visit – for many of our residents their faces light up when children come to spend time at their home.”

Kilmarnock Heights Home volunteer Brigid Kean brings her two-year-old daughter with her to visit the home, and says her daughter loves all the attention she gets. “I was wondering what type of volunteer work there could possibly be where you could bring a child with you, but I saw that Kilmarnock Heights Home was looking for parents to bring in their children – it was perfect.” Brigid says the relationships they have formed with the home’s staff and residents are what makes volunteering at Kilmarnock Heights Home so rewarding. “We’ve built up relationships with the residents and many have watched Jeanie growing up. She wasn’t even crawling when we first came in and now she’s walking. We’ve become part of the family.” Kilmarnock Heights Home is situated at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore. The home sits at the end of a long driveway, so staff recommend volunteers have their own transport. PBA  For more information about volunteering at Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home call 0508 TO HELP (0508 86 4357). Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central. Visit to learn more.

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