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School thrilled by Tree-mendous makeover Continued from page 1. To celebrate the 10th anniversary the two organisations granted a fifth school a makeover, with Houghton Valley among the winners. Teacher and event co-ordinator Jill Holmstead said the working bee was community driven. “The Mazda Foundation has given us at least 20 people to help,” Jill said. “We even had diggers come in from a nearby building development who gave us truckloads of fill for the outdoor classroom.” The school’s outdoor area, situated below classrooms next to Sinclair Park, was transformed from an unused bush area into a learning zone surrounded by paths and seating. A viewing platform was constructed for the students and visitors to observe the native plantings, which would enhance the school’s bush surroundings. The working bee featured two celebrity guests - Ruud Kleinpaste, better known as ‘The Bug Man’ from his TV appearances, and zoologist Ri-

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make regular visits to the city using the father‘ veteran benefits to buy supplied they cannot find in the woods. My Abandonment was Thomasin’s first large international production. However, she is no stranger to the cameras having played parts in The Hobbit –

acting when starring in the New Zealand drama Consent, where Thomasin played alleged police rape victim Louise Nicholas. “It was a difficult role,” Miranda said. “I think, Thomasin enjoyed it because she realised that acting can be challenging and very diverse.”

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