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Wednesday November 29, 2017

Success for Wellington in the Interprovincials


Christmas Remembrance Service If you are missing someone you love this Christmas, please join us to remember and gather strength from each other.

“Love lives on beyond Goodbye The truth of us will never die Our spirits will shine Long after we've gone And so our love lives on.”


Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, Wellington 5.30PM WEDNESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2017

Anne Herries, Annette Henry, David Don, Mindy Wu, Sandra Coleman, Peter Delahunty, Kate Davies, John Patterson, Anthony Kerr, Jim Brough, Patrick D’Arcy, Elaine Richardson, Lynda Rigler, Jeffry Craanen, Alan Grant, Peter Benham and Nigel Kearney. PHOTO: Wellington Region squad

ans’ consistency and overall strength that saw them retain the trophy. Most of the Wellington bridge champions are united as members of Wellington Bridge Club. Intermediates Jeffry Craanen and Elaine Richardson joined in from Hutt Bridge Club and represented our local region together with Davies and John Patterson from the open team who belong to the Kairangi Club out at Miramar, whilst several players belong to Karori. Mindy Wu also plays out of Victoria Bridge Club. “Playing against strong opponents

and sharing knowledge is a big part of having a decent pool of strong players to draw from,” Nigel Kearney, chef de mission, explains the region’s success. The runners up were Waikato Bays with Canterbury in third. Although they both had winners in their sections whereas Wellington had none, Wellingtonians showed excellent skills in all four sections that combined to leave them with the winning score. The competition began on Saturday, continued on Sunday and finished Monday lunchtime.

Dance performance promises cultural pearl

Johnsonville Wellington City Karori This service is sponsored by Lychgate Funerals in conjunction with Old St. Paul’s and the Mary Potter Hospice.


The seven bridge regions of New Zealand came together to do battle in Wellington last weekend. The Wellington Region team were the defending champions and performed strongly against their competitors. The coveted Dougal McLean Trophy for the overall region’s best performance combines scores from four sections; the open, women, senior and intermediate teams of four. Finishing second in the open, women and intermediates and third in the seniors it was the Wellingtoni-

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GAVIN HIPKINS: THE DOMAIN 25 November 2017 – 25 March 2018 Take a trip to The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt and explore the world of one of New Zealand’s most intelligent and restlessly curious photographers in Gavin Hipkins: The Domain. This show is an expansive survey of Hipkins’ 25-year career. It stretches from attention-grabbing art school experiments through to a new

video work made especially for this exhibition. It’s the perfect excuse to fill the car up with friends and family and spend the day exploring an extraordinary photographer’s mind, and all that Lower Hutt has to offer. Check out our website for a full programme of events, activities and discussions.

Khandallah Ballet Academy in preparation of their annual show performed at the New Zealand School of Dance. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

The young ladies of the Khandallah Ballet Academy are tying their dancing shoes for this year’s end-ofyear production which is set to be a cultural kaleidoscope. The show will feature a colourful mixture of classical and character performances with dances from Hungary, Russia and Poland. “It’s a beautiful show,” Carolyn Mckeefry, Khandallah Ballet Academy and dance teacher, says.

“All our students, aged five to 20, will be dancing so it’s good to watch their development through the different ages. “Our annual performance has always been a highlight and I have many dance students coming back for them because they just love it.” For high school senior Carys Beddow and first year university student Katya Sellem the upcoming show will be their graduation

performance as they reached their Advanced 2 level at the Khandallah Ballet Academy. “Getting to perform in the show is a highlight, really,” Carys says.  Khandallah Ballet Academy will perform at the New Zealand School of Dance, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown on December 3, from 3pm. Tickets will be available at the box office half an hour before the show.

The Shaman (Yellow), 2006. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland

Independent Herald 29-11-17  

Independent Herald 29-11-17

Independent Herald 29-11-17  

Independent Herald 29-11-17