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Wednesday February 15, 2017

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

Q: Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Tess Corderoy, Wainuiomata

Alan Corderoy, Wainuiomata

Andrew Surridge, Wainuiomata

Chrystal Ngaia, Wainuiomata

Larissa Smith, Wainuiomata

“No, we live day by day.”

“No. Our treasure is each other.”

“No, just at the bakery.”

“I don’t have anyone to celebrate it with but I think it’s okay.”

“I think it’s cheesy.”

Jasmine Petuha, Wainuiomata “I don’t have a Valentine but I think it’s lovely.”

New year, new logo for school By Emma McAuliffe

A local school has a new logo to bring in the new school year. Fernlea School held a special event for students and teachers last Thursday evening to unveil the school’s new logo and values. The previous school logo had been in place since the school opened in the early 1960s. As part of the evening Waaka Poutu blessed and unveiled the new logos and children performed. The new school logo, which stemmed from a homework competition held by the school, was designed by Tane Tu, a parent at the school. The designers of the value logos were Dwight Agius, Kate and Kody Stevens and Michael and Bronya Parlakchief. Principal at Fernlea School, Tony Field, said the new values for the school were Heart/ Manaaki, Thinking/Whakaaro,

Connecting/Tuhonohono and Can Do Attitudes/Tae. “It was a really cool experience. We wanted to freshen up the logo a bit and keep up the tradition of Fernlea School,” Tony said. “The new values symbolise what we think is really important at our school.” Tane said it was a “privilege and an honour” to be involved in designing the new logo, which now featured a koru heart and a modernised crest. “It’s a chance to update something past its use by date and a chance to update the four values,” he said. Tane described everything as being in unison and symmetrical because each of the four values were equal. He said it was important the famous Fernlea crest was kept. “I didn’t want to lose it because that is Fernlea,” Tane said. Tony said the new logo would be rolled out in coming weeks.

Principal at Fernlea School, Tony Field with the new logo and values.

Fringe starts up in Wellington Locals interested in arts and culture can venture to Wellington this fortnight to see the New Zealand Fringe Festival. The festival, which runs between February 10 and Saturday, March 4 is currently in its 27th year and boasts over 140 events in the Wellington region from cat safaris to exploring the deep space of Naenae. Director of New Zealand

Fringe, Hannah Clarke, said she was pleased with the line-up of shows this year, which includes over 30 international events from Ireland, England, Finland, China, Australia, Canada, USA and the Shetlands. “I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some of the biggest Fringe Festivals in the world, including Edinburgh and Adelaide, and experience some amazing shows.

“I’m super proud that some of the best are coming here to you. From the Fringes to beyond your imagination,” she said. Events include musical performances, theatre shows and everything in between and are placed into categories including family friendly shows, outside events, and events for adults only. Thirty five per cent of the shows are free or koha. Locals are also

encouraged to consider purchasing a $15 “Fringe Addict” card which sees people save 30 per cent on most Fringe shows. As part of the line-up Vietnam, who formed at Wainuiomata College in the 1980s, will be taking the stage at Meow on Edward Street this Saturday, February 18 supported by Die Glocke and Dead Simple. The show starts at 6pm and

tickets are $12.  The New Zealand Fringe Festival runs across Wellington between February 10 and Saturday, March 4. For a full programme of events head to  Will you be heading to Fringe? Let us know what you think at

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