Wednesday March 9, 2017
Group celebrates 23 years
Naenae indoor bowling green delayed Quality assurance processes have detected an error with the steel frame covering the indoor green at the new regional bowls centre under construction at Walter Mildenhall Park in Naenae. Lead contractor Hawkins is working with its specialist subcontractor and the Communities Facilities Trust to solve the error but completion of the indoor green will be delayed until the second half of 2017. This will not delay the opening of other areas of the new facility in April or May including club and meeting rooms, three open air bowling greens, tennis courts, a petanque terrain, car parking and landscaping.
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By Emma McAuliffe
CORD Group members Patsy Manu, Virginia Kahl and Marion Wilkinson cut the cake. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe
A community group focused on supporting people with breathing problems celebrated a big birthday recently. The Wainuiomata CORD group turned 23 last week. The group meets once a month in the Wainuiomata Community Centre and listens to guest speakers from various groups around the region. This month their guest speaker was from Wellington Civil Defence. Following the celebrations the group held an afternoon tea and cut a cake to celebrate their big day. Group coordinator Genevieve Young said it was “very exciting” the group had made it to their 23rd birthday. The Wainuiomata CORD Group started in 1994 at the Parkway Community House. They have been based at the Wainuiomata Community Centre for several years.
Sixty years of biscuits By Emma McAuliffe
GirlGuides are celebrating 60 years of selling Guide Biscuits this year. The Wainuiomata Kai Arahi Brownie group began selling their guide biscuits last week for this season and have already made good progress. Biscuits were available in chocolate, plain and mini size. Brownie leader Liz Wylie said the girls had been selling their biscuits outside the Guide Hall on Fitzherbert Road and went door knocking in groups with parents on Monday evening. “We’ve got 1300 cartons in the whole of Lower Hutt and Petone to sell. “The girls help decide where to sell. We decided to go door knocking and we’ve also been selling outside the Guide Hall on Saturday as well as supermarkets in Lower Hutt. We’ll be selling outside the guide hall again on Sunday,” she said. She said funds raised would
Ranger Angela White with Brownies Leah Dixon, Sian Walshe and Bethany Doyle. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe
go towards leadership training and future opportunities for the girls. “All our leaders are volunteers. We want to get more leaders. They will be fully trained and supported,” she said. Liz said she was pleased with how the girls’ confidence grew while taking part in activities in Brownies, including the biscuit selling. “It’s lovely seeing the girls’
confidence grow. They go from being quite shy to more confident. It’s a good confidence builder for them,” she said. Guide Biscuits have been sold in New Zealand since 1957. Chief executive Susan Coleman said the recipe for the original Guide biscuit is still basically the same since it was developed and sold in large square tins 60 years ago. “We have met the demands of
our modern market for chocolate and mini varieties, but the old favourites have stayed original. The recipe has hardly changed and local company Griffin’s still make them,” she said. The Wainuiomata GirlGuides are always looking for more leaders. For more information contact wellingotnoffice@ girlguidingnz.org.nz
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Wainuiomata News 08-03-17