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Thursday June 15, 2017

inbrief news Lombard laneway upgrade works begin Works get underway on a major upgrade of Lombard Street, Denton Park, and Bond Street in the central city this week. The site forms a connection between Victoria, Manners, and Cuba streets. It is home to a range of businesses and residential properties. During the construction, there will be an archaeologist on site to monitor any findings that might be of historic interest. Given the site is on the historic foreshore of Wellington, it is hoped the area may reveal items relating to the land wars and early settlement around Pōneke.

Calling all community groups Community groups are invited to register their projects for BNZ’s Annual Closed for Good day. Closed for Good would see the bank close each of its stores for one day on Wednesday, August 23 and BNZ staff members head out to help community organisations in Wellington. Submissions for this year’s projects close on July 7. To find out more about how Closed for Good can help and to submit a project, visit www.

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New kitchen for kindergarten By Emma McAuliffe

After almost a decade of fundraising Seatoun Kindergarten finally has a new kitchen. The kindergarten celebrated their new kitchen, completed a few weeks ago, with an afternoon tea on Friday thanking the past and present students, parents and staff who had supported the project. Fundraising had taken eight years and included everything from craft galas to movie nights to selling chocolates and pies. Headteacher Tara Jones said the new kitchen would mean a lot for the kindergarten and the wider Seatoun community. “It’s opened our whole kindergarten up. “It means we have a whole new, clean cooking and food preparation area that’s up to standard and not from the 1970s,” she said. Staff would be able to prepare food for and with the children as well as host parents and guardians for cups of tea, Tara said. “We run an open door policy and it means we can have a real emphasis on the community so




CLOCKWISE: 1. The old kitchen. 2. Children play at the afternoon tea. 3. The new kitchen. PHOTOS: Seatoun Kindergarten Facebook.

they feel welcome and come in and feel welcome in the environment and have a cup of tea with us.”

Parent Renee Carter who had been involved with the fundraising said she was pleased with how the afternoon tea on

What do you want to see in Miramar? By Emma McAuliffe

People who live, work and play in Miramar and Maupuia are being asked what they want to see in their community. The Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre and The Salvation Army Miramar are working together on a survey to find out what people want for the area. Centre coordinator Grant

Ellen said this was the first time the centre had put out a survey to find out what the community wanted. “We were looking at doing this for a community needs assessment and looking at what the community wants and needs,” Grant said. “It’s the first time we’ve worked with The Salvation Army like this. “It happened coincidentally because we were after the same sort of informa-


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tion.” Grant said the survey was open ended and would be running until the end of June. “We’re looking for different ideas for people to let us know about what they want; it could be what sort of activities they want or maybe what service. “We didn’t want to put words in people’s mouths. “As well as the survey we are proactively going

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