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Continued from page 1. “Some of the grandparents have come from Australia especially to be here today,” she says. “We take them on a tour of the school, show them the work we do in classrooms and having a special morning tea.” Father Ephrem led the Mass

Wellington City Council has agreed to reappoint its chief executive Kevin Lavery, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Kevin is on a five-year contract expiring in April. Councillors have agreed to reappoint him for another two years, the maximum extension allowed under the Local Government Act. This will be formally con-

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made by pupils stating various international words for grandparents, including yiayia, tata, olympia, opa, papou, taua and tama. During the Mass, children thanked their grandparents in various languages followed by a prayer to them in English. The Mass finished with a

photo montage of grandparents from past and present. The Atkinson-Milins family, had only just enrolled their children in the school only a week prior to the event. Parent Benoit Milin, who had just arrived from France, was “very impressed” with the service and said the school was very welcoming.

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by acknowledging the sacrifice parents make even in old age. He also pointed out that grandparents, along with their children and grandchildren are the equivalent of the Holy Trinity – three persons as one God. On display were posters

firmed at the council meeting in November. “I’m very pleased that Kevin has agreed to stay on and continue the great work he is doing for our city. Kevin has been a strong leader for our council staff and has good experience as a chief executive,” Justin says. “This is a very busy time for our city and our council – with

an ambitious agenda including major housing reforms, sorting out our congestion and landing major economic development projects like the Film Museum and Convention Centre.” Justin says the council is also finishing the job around a living wage for its staff, reforming the way consents work and investing in making the city more

resilient. “We wanted stability and continuity in our leadership team through this time. Kevin has been instrumental in helping us implement a clear agenda for the city, and gearing up our council staff to deliver on it. “I’m looking forward to working with Kevin as we continue to take Wellington forward.”

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