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Thursday June 23, 2016


Junior level ballet & Jazz classes at Hataitai School Hall on Monday afternoons. Please check out the website for full details: or call Natalie 021532216 for ballet inquiries or Marina 0272429319 for jazz inquiries.

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To challenge and inspire for lifelong learning and achievement.

Kilbirnie School is a co-educational state funded contributing primary school catering for students from Years 1 to 6 in the Wellington suburb of Hataitai. Phone: 04 939 2311 Fax: 04 939 2312 Email:

72 Hamilton Road Hataitai Wellington


Shop online or visit the store at 1c Taurima St, Hataitai Village (just through Mt Vic Tunnel) Wellington

021 204 8978 WWW.FISHSCENE.CO.NZ

Matariki celebrated in Hataitai Kilbirnie School marked Matariki with a day-long celebration with elective activities enjoyed by all the students.Teachers and parents ran electives that students chose from, all designed to celebrate the Maori New Year.

Activities ranged from sandart, legends and story-telling, harvesting vegetables from the school garden and preparing for a shared meal in the evening as well as a range of Matariki-focused art projects. One group learnt a new rakau

game whilst others polished their poi skills. A celebration was held in the evening as well for the wider whanau to enjoy together. Food, kapa haka and an AV presentation of the day’s work were some of the highlights.

Hataitai local history

The name Hataitai originated with the syndicate which subdivided it for building in 1901, and derives from Whataitai, the ancient Maori name for present-day Miramar. The ridge of the hill was thought to represent the petrified remains of the great taniwha (sea monster) Whataitai, one of the two creatures who helped form the harbour of Te Whanganui-

a-Tara (Wellington Harbour). When one taniwha broke through the rock that separated the lake from Cook Strait, the waters rushed out, leaving Whataitai stranded on rocks. • Hataitai is one of Wellington’s eastern suburbs, lying between Mt Victoria and the Miramar peninsula. Main access from the city is through Mt Victoria via the traffic tun-

nel, or by bus through the bus tunnel. • Hataitai is on important transport links between the central city and Wellington International Airport. • Character villas and bungalows abound. Most of the 1752 dwellings were built between 1900 and 1940, have been refurbished and are owneroccupied.

Owners Rekha and Ketan welcome you to Four Square Hataitai!

Always welcome. Always local. Always Four Square. 1 Moxham Avenue, Hataitai, Wellington 6021 Hours: Mon–Fri: 7.30am–9.00pm, Sat & Sun: 8.30am–9.00pm 04 386 24 59

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