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By Nikki Papatsoumas

A local art club is asking the community to lend a hand in completing a large scale mural its members are currently working on. The Wellington Art Club, which was founded in 1892 by James Nairn, is located behind the Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre. The club is made up of 80 members, some from as far away as Palmerston North and

By Nikki Papatsoumas Auckland. The club is currently working on a large mural, which will be The New Zealand Blood Service is aperected outside the communitypealing for the community to head along centre. The mural is made up ofand donate blood at a local drive next week. 42 tiles which together make a Next Thursday, a blood drive will be held at the ASB Centre in Kilbirnie and the New larger image. Long standing member of theZealand Blood Service are hoping for at Wellington Art Club, Phil Dixon,least 60 donors to attend on the day. has designed a “historical” draw- Nicola Binns from the New Zealand Blood ing depicting Miramar which hasService said this was the first time there had now been laid out on the tiles. been a blood drive in Kilbirnie for more than 10 years. Continued on page 2 She said this was because there had not

been enough support at previous drives held in the area. “We are hoping that with all the extra business in the area now, it will be a success.” The blood drive was organised after local business owner, Terry Binding from Nailed It, approached them, Nicola said. “Terry has delivered flyers to all Kilbirnie businesses and has been a great support. But we still really need support from all local businesses in Miramar and surrounding suburbs.” Continued on page 2

Linda Smith from the Wellington Art Club, with a mural the club is in the Nicola Binns with an apheresis machine which is used for plasma donations. process of completing.

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