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Continued from page 1. Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle cut it became today,” he said. It also features a memo- the ribbon opening the centre “People around here were rial bench and mural for Frank with Henare from Eastern tired of being promised things Meyer who died recently and Southern Youth Trust. that were never delivered. SALES lived next door to the centre and Mr Eagle said he was pleased “It’s good to see local boys helped with its creation. to see so many people in attendwho went to Kahurangi School Louisa Pescini CUSTOMER THE VEIN SPECIALISTS LTD PUBLISHING 06/05/17 The centre was opened on ance and owed his thanks to and now go to Scots College SALES REP SCHRISTENSEN PUBLICATION YOUR WEEKEND DPT Tuesday with a blessing by the people of Strathmore Park here today.” ADVERTISING DESIGNER OUTSOURCER SECTION RUN OF PRESS P: 587 1660 Matua Kauri, performances by for making the project happen. Acting regional manager for PROOF PROOFED 4/05/2017 10:31:37 a.m. SIZE 7.2X14 Kahurangi Primary School and “I need to acknowledge eve- Housing New Zealand, Karen AD ID WE-7625516AB (100%) FAX Scots College, and of course, ryone for their work on the Hitchcock, said she was pleased NATIONAL birthday cake. Strathmore 44ANY Project and what to see the work put in by the PLEASE APPROVE THIS AD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NOTE THAT ALTERATIONS SALES

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