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Thursday July 6, 2017

inbrief news Bus hub meeting A public meeting around the proposed bus hub in Miramar would be taking place on Monday, July 10 at 7.30pm at the Miramar Uniting Church, corner of Hobart Street and Devonshire Road. Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Daran Ponter is set to attend. All welcome.

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Artist celebrates birthday with exhibition By Emma McAuliffe

A Kingston woman has her first exhibition on in over a decade, and it coincides with her 93rd birthday. Patricia Fry’s exhibition, A View to Life, celebrates her career as an artist and features work from all her active years. The exhibition opened on June 27, Patricia turned 93 two days later. Her art career began with a chance meeting with Barc Helen Crabb, an icon of the local art scene - who invited her to classes run from her Hobson Street studio where the importance of drawing and study was established. “I started learning to paint about 70 years ago,” Patricia explained. “Barc was the only person to know in the Wellington art scene then. “If you wanted to become

a painter at although you had to go to the continent (Europe).” Patricia’s exhibition is broken into several sections, including family, landscape, portraits and nudes. “In my day nudes were the first thing you did,” Patricia said. “They don’t teach it these days. “Young people don’t get the same opportunity.” She described her type of art as being “Pat-ism”. “I paint entirely what I choose to do.” Patricia’s exhibition would be running until July 10. “I’m just amazed it all came together,” Patricia said.  A View to Life is currently showing at Potocki Paterson Art Gallery, first floor 41 – 47 Dixon Street.

Council budget signed off Wellington City Councillors unanimously voted to pass this year’s annual plan last week, delivering major investments for the city. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said he was proud of the council team behind his first budget as Mayor. “Last year, Wellingtonians sent a clear message they wanted an active, energetic council and we’ve tried to not waste a single second. “We’re building a bolder, more confident Wellington with a growing economy, affordable housing, plenty of well-paid jobs, and a thriving arts and culture scene,” he said.

Mr Lester said the Annual Plan was “jam packed” with initiatives to boost the city including a $5000 rate rebate for first-home builders, free admissions for spectators at council pools, and free outdoor dining to simplify consents, a Living Wage for council staff, and $500,000 in new funding for the arts. He said he was pleased the initiatives had been undertaken while rates had been kept to 3.3 per cent, instead of the 5.1 per cent forecast, and debt had come in $42 million lower than forecast. “We’ve identified and reduced $11 million in lower

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priority spending and we have one of the best credit ratings in the country. “This strong financial position means we can afford to invest in the major projects our city needs - a new film museum and convention centre, restoring our Town Hall, building New Zealand’s first wet house, important transport initiatives, building new social and affordable housing, and investing in making our city more resilient.” Deputy Mayor and Annual Plan Committee Chair Paul Eagle said the initiatives in this year’s plan had broad support from Wellingtonians.


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