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Thursday March 17, 2016

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Funds raised for much needed upgrade The Treetops Skate Park off Russell Tce in Newtown

Tom started a PledgeMe campaign six weeks ago and has managed to raise the money needed to enable 300 square metres of the rink to be ‘diamond grinded’ – eliminating its weathered surface and replacing it with a polished finish. Tom said he initially approached the Wellington City Council with his plight and

although the council was unable to provide any financial support, they supported an initiative to see the rink resurfaced. “I started coming up here two years ago, there were a couple of things up here, some benches and stuff and it has grown from there,” Tom said. “Street skaters like it here because it’s a flat space with

Three year 10 students from St Catherine’s College in Kilbirnie have put their skills and interest in art to use, repainting the college’s United Nations Flag Mural in Kilbirnie. Kyla Lotte, 14, Chantelle Norton, 14 and Sam Graham 14 have spent time repainting the mural on Naughton Terrace. The mural is the motto of St Catherine’s College - Mercy and

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tions. Tom said he was now hoping to raise a further $1700 to cover the cost of GST. Resurfacing work was tentatively planned to begin in May.  To make a donation, head to www.pledgeme.co.nz/ projects/4341-resurfacingtreetops-d-i-y-park

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stuff to skate on. It’s quite sheltered up here in the winter time, it’s out of the way and out of the city. It’s a great area to be able to use. “It’s really great to have raised the money, I have had heaps of messages from people saying well done.” In particular, Tom thanked Fusion Clothing and Levi Jeans for their generous dona-

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Wisdom - with the flags showing both the range of cultures in the college and the hope that mercy and wisdom will spread across all countries in the world, beginning in Kilbirnie. The Cook Strait News apologises for incorrectly identifying the girls as Wellington East Girls College students in last week’s edition of the paper.

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