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Wednesday February 8, 2017

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

Q: What’s your favourite thing about being back at school?

Mishail Gounder, Wainuiomata

Briana Morgan, Wainuiomata

Kyra Maharaj, Wainuiomata

Briar Lawrence, Wainuiomata

Lily Morgan, Wainuiomata

“New challenges.”

“Getting to be a leader.”

“Leadership, friendship and challenges.”

“Meeting up with friends again.”

“Seeing all my friends that left at primary school.”

Jaiken Herman, Wainuiomata “Meeting friends again and learning new things.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. 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 emma@ Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Don’t waste ambulances’ time Dear Ed, We have a great Ambulance System in Wellington that is free by our donations. The young ones of today’s generation who go into Wellington to get drunk each Friday exploit the free service expecting the medics to patch them up for free in their drunken state. I say

charge them for stitching them up and wasting valuable time that can be used on someone who needs it most not a lot of legless losers. Treat the elderly with respect at all times. Most young ones would not know what pain is. Some people are silent suffers of extreme pain.

These elderly people would make the young ones of this generation look like a lot of wimps. You think drinking your selves legless is cool no you are dreaming you are wrecking your kidneys and liver. You might think using up the Free Ambulance’s time is funny but if the shoe

was on the other foot and you were in a car accident you would be wondering why help hasn’t arrived sooner then you will realize where the help is repairing your drunken mates at Courtney Place Wellington. (abridged) Peter Wells, Lower Hutt

School of Rock Hutt City Council’s Rhythm and Reels events continue this weekend with a showing of “School of Rock” at Riddiford Gardens. Lower Hutt band Citytalk and Onslow College band Retrospect, regional winners of the 2016 Smokefree Rockquest, will play before American comedy ‘School of Rock’ on Saturday, February 11 at

At Woburn Home and Apartments we see the years that went before, recognise what’s important to you and support you to enjoy life. An elder-centred community

We’ll support you to continue doing the things you love in a way that’s right for you. Best of all, Woburn Home and Apartments is full of spontaneity, fun, meaningful activity and good friends.

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Woburn Home and Apartments’ varied recreation programme makes for a vibrant and engaging atmosphere. You won’t be bored here!

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Anzac Memorial Lawn in Lower Hutt from 7.30pm. Locals are welcome to bring their own food and there will be food and drink for sale. For everyone’s viewing pleasure it is recommended only to bring low beanbags and cushions. Film will start after sunset. No dogs allowed. Movie is rated PG and runtime is 109 minutes.

Video to unite river goers Locals are being encouraged to attend an event across Lower Hutt which explores the relationship residents have with the Hutt River. Lower Hutt artist Murray Hewitt has engaged with local musicians, writers and cultural groups to perform at a series of screenings of his video work ‘The Rising Gale’, which will screen at five bore and river sites across the Hutt Valley as part of the Common Ground: Hutt Public Art Festival. The footage was shot by a drone, working with Hutt drone flight school RPA Skills Ltd, and maps a path from the aquifer in Taita to Matiu / Somes Island, flying over the water in real time, filmed with artist and crew following the drone in pursuit by motorbike and boat. At the heart of the project is the response from the community music groups to the footage. “The film provides a way for the community to talk about its river. The riverbed becomes like a wavelength. It gives a beat, a frame within which the

community may contribute,” Murray said. Musical groups involved in the screenings include Taita College Poly Choir, Hutt Valley Community Choir, and sound artist Jason Wright. The locations of the screenings are also integral to the work, bringing community awareness to the aquifer, which supplies the whole Wellington region with water. Sites include GNS Science, Gear Island Water Treatment Plant, the Waterloo Railway Station, the city riverbank underneath Melling Bridge and the riverbank of the Hutt River near Nash Street, Taita.  Common Ground is presented in partnership with Hutt City Council, with funding from Hutt City Council, Creative New Zealand and the Chartwell Foundation. The festival will take place from Saturday, February 25 to Saturday, March 4. All screenings and events are free to attend. Visit www. for more information.

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