Thursday June 9, 2016
Local volunteer receives scholarship A local volunteer and university student has received a $6000 scholarship towards her studies. Lucy McLean, from Mt Cook, is currently completing the final year of a Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology and development studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Last month she was awarded a $6000 Freemason University Scholarship. Lucy was one of 19 people to receive a scholarship. To qualify, students must attain consistent grades, be completing a degree, and be actively involved in their community. For the past five years Lucy has volunteered at the Wellington Soup Kitchen serving evening meals. She has also collected in annual appeals and sung at functions for the elderly as a member of the Wellington Youth Choir. Last year Lucy became a phone counsellor at Youthline Wellington. The work has inspired her to com-
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Lucy McLean and Diana Litton at the 2016 Freemasons University Scholarship presentation.
plete a third-year research project on youth work in Wellington. Lucy said she was particularly interested in cross-cultural psychology and working with youth.
She said she planned to spend the next few years undertaking youth work locally and in the Pacific Islands, learning languages to assist her study.
Unearthing Hataitai’s treasures By Kelly Hennessy COOK STRAIT NEWS INTERN
No matter what is on your shopping list, Hataitai Community Market is the place to go. The market will take place once again this Saturday, June 11 at the Hataitai Bowling Club. The club will be full, with over 17 stalls booked to present everything from second-hand clothing to plants. Frances Le Fort, the community co-ordinator at the Hataitai Bowling Club and the organiser of the market, is proud of the diversity of their offerings. “We have quite a lot, with everything from lollies to crafts, crockery, woven accessories, jewellery, candles, and more. We’ll have a book fair, so there will be many different used books. “We’ll be selling all sort of odds and ends, anything you need,” Frances said. The market has been running for four years. “While in the summer we have a few fewer people coming, with
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Two women sell their wares at a past market. Photo credit: Ben Sheppard
everything else going on, in the winter it is quite busy. People are keen to come out and look around.” Many attendees find something they did not even know they were looking for tucked among the stalls. Frances explained, “People come along, sometimes with something in mind, or often they are surprised by how many things they find that they love.” “There is such variety, and there
is something for everyone.” The market opens eleven times a year, on the first of Saturday of the month, with the exception of January. The market was postponed this month with Queen’s Birthday last weekend. The Hataitai Community Market will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 157 Hataitai Rd, Hataitai from 10am to 1pm.
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