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Wednesday July 26, 2017

Newly redeveloped St Patrick’s Church reopens

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Continued from page 1. The church reopened after a 10-month redevelopment hiatus on June 3. Priest Marlon Maylon said he was overjoyed with the result. “When you see the church from the outside, it looks the same. But when you come into the church, it’s totally different,” Maylon said. The interior was renovated, including the installation of LED lighting, floor and wall insulation, earthquake strengthening brackets, new

ceiling and carpet and an internal heating system. A smaller side-chapel was also created, as well as a firstfloor room for Sunday school sessions and priestly duties, which is still under construction. “I talk to people when they enter and they say there is this ambience and feeling that it’s a church, and that’s the intention,” he said. When the original structure was built in the 1950s, it was intended to be a placeholder

which masses would be conducted in until enough money was raised to build a proper church. But this did not happen, and when Maylon first arrived from Australia in 2014, he made it his mission to get the place up to standard, despite it seeming like a far-fetched dream. “So many people were frustrated. Sixty years of waiting and nothing happened,” he said. Two years of collecting donations from parishioners,

in addition to a Holy Spirit Parish reserve, helped fund the redevelopment. While the redevelopment was happening, masses were run out of Holy Trinity Anglican Church, who offered to temporarily share their facility. Moores Valley Pilers and Movers shifted the building to its current position, alongside the help of parishioner Jim Anderson. Maylon said he was optimistic about raising the remaining $400,000 needed for stage two.

Healthy in the Hutt returns A family wellness event is returning to the Hutt Valley, with a specific event for Wainuiomata. Hutt City Council, Housing New Zealand (HNZ) and the Eastern Hutt Rotary Club are helping bring back the free event following the success of previous years. In 2016, more than 3000 people visited Healthy in the Hutt, a mini expo designed to provide information on health, wellness and services

to keep families warm and thriving throughout the year. Acknowledging the popularity, organisers have also decided to create a special event for Wainuiomata, called Wellness in Wainui. This will be held at the Wainuiomata Community Hall between 11am - 2 pm on Saturday 12 August. Helen Ora m, Hutt City Council’s divisional manager environmental consents, said working with Rotary and

Housing NZ in a community partnership is a great way to provide families simple tips to prevent illness and make their homes safer. The main event is happening at Walter Nash Centre, Taita this weekend. It starts at 11am and goes until 2pm. Some of the activities include the safety whare, a fire engine, face painting, competitions for kids, free health checks, advice and

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tips on how to keep warm and well this winter. From Hutt City Council, people can expect to meet local eco advisors who will discuss ways to improve warmth, decrease moisture and save on electricity in homes. Visitors can make a booking for a free visit for a home health check. There will also be a range of short animated videos on ventilation and earthquake strengthening.

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