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Wednesday January 25, 2017

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Outdoor movie night to hit town

Stories in the Sun This weekend marks the last chance to enjoy some stories in the sun at the Wainuiomata Library. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout January the Wainuiomata Community Library has hosted stories in the sun. The story time sessions take place at 2pm each day and are suited for ages up to five-years-old however, others are welcome too. Meet on the grass outside the car park entrance to the library.

Everybody is a treasure An Upper Hutt photographer is seeking to create a movement to help improve the self-esteem of young women. She is currently looking for women of any age, size and ethnicity to be photographed to take part in an exhibition to celebrate women’s bodies. Photo shoot will take place on Sunday, February 5 at Expressions Art Gallery in Upper Hutt. For more information head to everybodyisatreasure/

Kids Magic in the Dell Looking for something to keep the children entertained this weekend? The Wellington City Council will be hosting a “Kids Magic in the Dell” event this Saturday, January 28 from 11.30am to 1.30pm at the Wellington Botanic Garden. The free event will feature a family-friendly hour-long concert from 11:30am, featuring Orchestra Wellington and Deirdre Tarrant Dance Theatre. Children can also enjoy a magical arts trail, learn to build a bivouac and get their face painted.

Commonground Festival Commonground Hutt Public Art Festival will be back next month and will run from February 25 until March 4. The event, which last took place in 2015, explores Lower Hutt’s relationship with water – the Hutt River, its streams, springs and the aquifer beneath – and its importance to the sense of place, health and wellbeing. For more information on what will be taking place as part of the festival head to

The Nikara, Brown, Rihari and Edwards Families at last year’s outdoor movie night. PHOTO: Dan Taylor By Emma McAuliffe

Locals will be able to attend the movies in the great outdoors at a special showing of “Poi-E : The Story of our Song” next weekend. The Hutt City Council will be ending their summer events calendar with five ‘Rhythm and Reels’ entertainment nights, the first of which will take place in Wainuiomata on February 4.

Each session will have a different performer playing and movie showing. City events coordinator for the Hutt City Council, Ryan Gardiner, said the idea for Rhythm and Reels came from wanting to build upon previous outdoor movie nights run by the council. “We’ve done the outdoor cinema event before - probably for the past three years. So

we thought we would add the performance beforehand and maybe try get a few more people along,” he said. Ryan said each movie was chosen to fit in with the musical performances. Wainuiomata’s event would begin with a set by Wellington singer-songwriter Kirsten Te Rito. Ryan said there would be popcorn and drinks available at the event and people would be able

to bring their own picnics and seating, provided it would not obscure other people’s movie experience.  Rhythm and Reels will be taking place at Queen Street Reserve on Saturday, Feb 4 from 7.30pm. Music will start at 7.30pm and the film will start half an hour after sunset. “Poi- E: The Story of Our Song” is rated G, no dogs allowed.

Local schools benefit from KidsCan A local school is currently on the waitlist to benefit from programmes offered by KidsCan. St Claudine Thevenet School is waiting to be part of the programmes which include receiving food, raincoats, shoes and basic health and hygiene items for children in need. KidsCan is a charity which works with low decile schools to enable disadvantaged Kiwi kids to get to and through the school gates in a better position

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to learn. The charity is seeing a constant increase in the need for the support it provides to children living with hardship. Four years ago the average number of children needing food support from KidsCan in lower decile schools was around 15 per cent but has since risen to almost 25 per cent. When KidsCan surveyed its partner schools in 2016, 75 per cent reported the most common

food issue they have is children that so many of our children are arriving at school without hav- going hungry and without the ing had breakfast and without basics through no fault of their any lunch for the day. own,” she said. KidsCan CEO and Founder Arakura School, Fernlea Julie Chapman said everyone School, Konini Primary School, had a responsibility to “en- Pukeatua School, Wainuiomata sure our communities and the Primary School and Wainuiochildren in them can thrive mata Intermediate School are and have the chance to grow all currently part of KidsCan into contributing members programmes. Judoof– insert after Facebook  To find out more about society”. “I think most New Zealanders’ KidsCan or to support a child and change website to www. would agree that it’s not okay head to

Wainuiomata YMCA Gymnastics Registration When: Where:

Monday 30th Jan 6.00pm - 7.30pm Old Wainui Intermediate Hall, Moohan St

Various classes for all ages 2yrs - Adults Registrations/Enquiries: TXT Brent 029 257 8426

Wainuiomata YMCA Trampoline Classes

When: Classes start Wed 15 Feb Juniors 6:30-7:30pm Senior Girls 7:30-8:30pm Where: Old Wainui Intermediate Hall, Moohan St Cost: $3 per session

All enquiries TXT Melanie 021 075 1596

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