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Wednesday May 10, 2017

Annual Plan feedback Take the opportunity to chat with your Northern Ward Councillors about council’s upcoming Annual Plan, what you like about it or how it might be improved. Councillors Peter Gilberd, Jill Day and Malcolm Sparrow will be available at the following venues this Sunday afternoon, May 14: Churton Park New World 1.50pm; Johnsonville Mall 2.40pm; Newlands New World 3.30pm. Read the Annual Plan on

Introduction To Meditation A Free Saturday Course Learn some of the principle techniques of meditation in this half day workshop with visiting guest presenter Jogyata Dallas. WHEN: Saturday, May 13th,

Wellington City Chorus’ golden Barbershop performance By Julia Czerwonatis

Wellington City Chorus has been awarded the new national champion of women’s barbershop in Dunedin on April 22. The Thorndon based choir gained the highest score ever in New Zealand for a mid-sized chorus. “We were stoked when we were announced the winners,” Henrietta Hunkin-Tagaloa, co-director and singer of the Wellington City Chorus, said. Forty-three women made up the winning team, with ages ranging from twenties through to seventies. “We had initially planned to attend another competition and then changed the plans last minute. Therefore we only practised for about nine weeks and didn’t go to Dunedin with great expectations but just to have fun,” Henrietta said. “We have a good relationship with most of the other 10 choirs we competed against and we knew they were excellent singers.” Barbershop music is a four-part vocal harmony in a capella, which means singing without instrumental accompaniment. Wellington City Chorus director

David Brooks said Barbershop can be challenging. “Barbershop requires huge amounts of discipline for every member of the chorus,” David explained. “Not only do you have to be pitch perfect, you have to know the words, notes and movements so well that they become second nature. You have to put so much feeling into what you’re doing – it’s

not just standing there with the music in front of you.” David features in TVNZ’s new series The Naked Choir, hosted by Henrietta’s brother Jeff Hunkin. The Wellington City Chorus will represent New Zealand at the Sweet Adelines International Convention in St Louis, Missouri in October 2018 which was very exciting for the entire choir,

The ladies from Wellington City Chorus will represent New Zealand at the Sweet Adelines International Convention in the States next year. PHOTO: Supplied

Capital illuminated at Lux Light Festival By Julia Czerwonatis

The capital will be shining bright with an explosion of light, colour and sound during LUX Light Festival starting

9:00am - 2:00pm

this week. With more than 30 light installations, LUX will spotlight nationally and internationally recognised artists, designers and architects, alongside inter-

WHERE: St Andrews Conference

Room, 30 The Terrace

Wellington Meditation FREE ADMISSION: seating can be reserved by texting 0221887432 or visiting

Want to go to church BUT DON’T want to go to “church”? A “One-Off” worship service to


Art piece Imperial Ghosts created by Highbury based artist Mark Anthony Smith. PHOTO: Supplied

active activities and performances. Highbury based artist Mark Anthony Smith will be displaying in The Galleries precinct with his project Imperial Ghosts. Mark said his work was the ghost of memories of the Imperial building. “I have a personal connection with the building since I used to work there. The project expresses a feeling of loss connected with lost futures we haven’t been able to experience,” Mark said. Imperial Ghosts is a series of models of buildings both real and imagined. These play animations are based on false nostalgia. Festival director Mary Laine said this year’s festival


New Zealand’s No.1 Kitchen re-face company THE AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE TO A NEW KITCHEN.

Coffee from 6:45 Hosted by Western Suburbs Christian Fellowship. In association with other local churches.

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promises to delight visitors with its captivating celebration of technology, food and design. “The festival will be separated into five precincts, each with a unique theme that will include light installations as well as fun and exciting activations,” Mary said. “The Playground and Circus precincts will delight the child in everyone, while a feast of street art and fine art will highlight the Urban Edge and Galleries precincts.”  LUX is on from May 12 - 21, 6pm - 11pm nightly. Free entry, food price by consumption. For more information visit



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We can transform the look of your kitchen or bathroom by fitting made to measure replacement doors, drawer fronts, panels & bench tops.

Sunday May 21st 7:15pm Johnsonville Community Centre Moorefield Rd entrance

Henrietta said. She joined Wellington City Chorus 14 years ago and said it was a great place to come, meet people and take your mind off everyday life for a while.  The chorus rehearses Mondays 7-10 pm at Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon. New members are welcome to come and audition.

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