Wednesday September 27, 2017
inbrief news Blood pressure check Rotary Karori volunteers and Wellington Free Ambulance will be in the Karori Mall on October 7 for this year’s Big Blood Pressure Check. High blood pressure is a major cause of a stroke. One in five Kiwis have high blood pressure and many don’t even know it. Visit the Karori Mall between 10am and 2 pm to get your blood pressure checked. Every participant will be given their results on the spot, and people with high blood pressure will be referred to their GP if warranted.
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Generous gift to Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Over 20 years, volunteers working in the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park have converted the gorse covered hills into an award-winning conservation area, planting more than 40,000 natives as well as creating tracks and undertaking pest control. This year their planting programme was given a huge boost with the donation of 5000 native trees by Trees That Count. Funding was made possible through a partnership between Trees That Count and Z Energy. Over 24 hours in July, Z donated 6c from every litre of fuel sold to Trees That Count. This has enabled the group to assist six groups to plant 25,000 trees across New Zealand. The Makara volunteers have called on corporate groups, Scout clubs, the student army and Karori residents to join them in the planting. Simon Kennett, vice-chair of Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Supporters, said that the planting had been
Volunteers at one of the regular Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park’s planting days. PHOTO: Supplied
staggered over two months. “We’ve had about 10 planting days so far and another three or four to come.”
“We’re so thankful to all of the volunteers who helped to get these trees into the ground. Typically, we plant
Paparangi celebrates its new library By Glenise Dreaver
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around 1000 trees a year, so you could say we’ve managed five years’ work in just a few weeks,” he said.
Anika James, in a lovingly crafted costume, came as Hinemoana, Goddess of the Sea. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver
Lynn Smyth, the librarian at Paparangi Primary School, couldn’t take the smile off her face as the school’s new library was opened on Thursday. “We haven’t had a library for one and a half years,” she said, adding that Paparangi’s roll had expanded so much, the previous area had been needed as teaching space. It was difficult being a librarian under those circumstances but they had ensured the children had access to books in their classrooms and in the “pop up” library they opened from time to time. To mark the occasion, quite
a few children dressed up as their favourite book characters, as did staff. Rain meant that matua Joe McLeod started the celebrations and blessing ceremony in the school hall. While it did rain (lightly) on the parade from there to the new library, the high spirits of all involved were in no way dampened. After a short speech from Principal Tracey Ar thurs and prayers from matua Joe, students Zayaan Hussein and Max Seefa cut the ribbon and the school processed through the colourful and spacious library, from youngest to oldest.
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Independent Herald 27-09-17