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Thursday June 9, 2016

readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Q: How did you spend Queen’s Birthday weekend?

Dexter Murray Newtown

Nic Little Newtown

Malcolm Johns Newtown

Sianna Rae Newtown

Sanam Kaur Newtown

“I went out and enjoyed the weather.”

“I went skateboarding, did some artwork and hung out with friends.”

“It was my wife’s birthday on Sunday we went out for lunch.”

I worked; I am a remedial massage therapist on Riddiford St.”

“I have been sick because of the weather. I was in bed and working and I went to a party with friends.”

Reet Mohan Newtown “I have been sick for the last two or three weeks, so I rested then came out for a party on Sunday.”

LETTERS to the editor Apologies

Return Island Bay’s bus stops

Dear Ed, A couple of Saturdays ago, my three year old daughter and I rode to Gramercy bakery in Berhampore. We ordered coffee, bread and a "counter treat”. Unfortunately, I’d barely sipped my coffee and pondered why she didn’t want any treat before she announced she was going to be sick. I picked her up just as horrific waves of projectile vomiting began. I used my hands and body as a shield, hopelessly trying to stop the sticky fluid from coating everything. When she’d finished, there were pools of vomit on the stools, in our bag, on our bread, and even in my shoes. But the staff were amazing, and a full-scale industrial clean up began. Another woman kindly offered help as we stripped off our soaked and stinking clothes and sulked away. As I looked back over my shoulder, apologising profusely, all the windows and doors were open and staff were scrubbing the walls. I just want to apologise to everyone affected by the incident, thank the staff for their help, and thoroughly recommend the bakery to all. Please go and buy some of their amazing bread. We are of course too ashamed to go back. Tom Hovey Newtown

Dear Ed, I am an optimistic person so with the projected review of the Island Bay cycle way I look forward to the return of the bus stop on each side of The Parade at the junction of Tamar St. The bus stop on The Parade, on the way to town, was a haven from the southerly winds and rain to all who used Tamar St. On the return journey from town it is a long way between the Dee St stop and the

Green – yeah right

crossing at Tamar St which we asked for about forty years or more ago because it was always difficult to cross the Parade there when catching or leaving a bus. For some inexplicable reason we were told that it was not possible to have a crossing there. It will be wonderful to at last have bus stops and the crossing. Irene Fagan Island Bay

To or for us, we!

Dear Ed, I agree with Matt Wright of Strathmore Park (CSN June 2) questioning the integrity of the Mayor and her role in the “penguineering team” and yet her blatant hypocrisy regarding her total support for the runway extension. Does she not consider the catastrophic effect that would have on marine life at Moa point and Cook Strait? Is the woman on the same planet as the rest of us? One really has to wonder. Sorry but none of it makes any sense to me at all. Isabella Wishart Island Bay


Avon St stop. The Transport Authorities of days gone by got it right when they put the Tamar St stops between the two. The designers of the cycle way and the councillors who supported the new design got it wrong, caring little for those who use public transport in Island Bay. Now is their chance to replace the original bus route and put it right. By the way, thank you councillors for the pedestrian

Dear Ed, Although I fully agreed with the views of the good lady (CSN May 26) who tore a grammatical error for which I myself was corrected as a boy in what is now called year 8, at Kaponga State School (Taranaki), in 1947, in my 12th year of age. That is, you cannot correctly say "to/for we

people" any more than you could say just "for we". It is always "to/for us people", just as it is correctly just "to/ for us". Similarly it's "for you and me" and never "for you and I", by the same rule. Hector Westfold Miramar

Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.




SOLD & & &

26A Brighton Street, Island Bay

188 Coutts Street, Rongatai

Flat 2/73 Nevay Road, Rongotai










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You’ll love this light and bright two-bedroom architecturally designed townhouse located a short one-minute stroll to Island Bay beach. With wooden floors throughout the downstairs living, and large bi-fold doors opening to a private fully fenced patio and BBQ area, this property is great for entertaining. Also offering • 2 Double Bedrooms, main with walk-in wardrobe • Open Plan Kitchen/ Dining/Living • Separate Office/Study • Main Bathroom with Shower over bath • Separate Ensuite • Wonderful Indoor/Outdoor flow to Patio • Single Garage at roadside • Floor Area 79m2, Land Area 213m2

You’ll be amazed by the feeling of space as you walk through the front door of 188 Coutts Street. Situated in the heart of Rongotai, this newly decorated four bedroom weatherboard home is directly opposite Rongotai College and offers • 4 double bedrooms • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining • Separate Lounge • 5th Bedroom or Office/Study • Additional Rumpus/Kids Area • Main bathroom with separate shower • Separate generous sized Laundry • Flat, fully fenced section ideal for children and pets • Floor Area 160m2, Land Area 483m2 • Double garage with additional off-street parking for 4-6 Cars. Located close to local shops, schools and public transport, this property is a quick drive to Wellington City.

For Sale by Auction at Noon on Friday 3rd June 2016 (unless sold prior).

For Sale by Auction at 12.00noon on Friday 3rd June 2016 (unless sold prior)

For further information including VIDEO watch?v=V_hys96EUoA, 8-page brochure & interactive floor plan view &

Steve Fejos M 0275 621 777 A/H 04 212 6772

For further information including VIDEO watch?v=tEAvO3ZEffA, 12-page brochure & interactive floor plan view &

Steve Fejos M 0275 621 777 A/H 04 212 6772

AUCTION Open Homes: Thursday 9th June 5.30pm to 6.00pm 3 1 1 1 and Sunday 12th June 12.00pm to 1.30pm You’ll love this light and bright two-bedroom townhouse designed with a point of difference. You will love coming home to relax in your own sanctuary and what a great home to entertain your friends in both summer and winter. With wooden floors throughout the living area and carpet in the bedrooms the property offers a theme of nature’s colours and warmth in decor not often found in more modern homes. Also offering: • 2 Double Bedrooms • 3rd Bedroom - Loft Style • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living • Main Bathroom with Shower over bath • Single Car Pad • Westerly Views over Miramar • Private outdoor BBQ area • Floor Area 100m2. For Sale by Auction at Noon on Friday 17th June 2016 (unless sold prior). For further information including VIDEO, 8-page brochure Steve Fejos & interactive floor plan & M 0275 621 777 A/H 04 212 6772 &

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