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Wednesday December 20, 2017


Church Services 2017

Christmas Mass Times St Peter & Paul’s Catholic Church

37 Dr Taylor Tce, Johnsonville 24 December 5pm, 7pm and Midnight Mass 25 December 9am and 10.30am Mass

St Benedict’s Catholic Church 3 Everest St, Khandallah

- The Salvation Army Johnsonville - CHRISTMAS EVE CAROLS 6PM & 8PM

24 December 6pm and Midnight Mass 25 December 9am Mass

St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 211 Willis Street

Sunday 24 December - Advent 4 8.00am: Eucharist 10.00am: Sung Eucharist

Sunday 24 December - Christmas Eve

11.00pm: Candlelit Carol singing 11.30pm: Midnight Mass

Monday 25 December - Christmas Day

10.00am: All-age Christmas Day Eucharist 5.00pm: Christmas Organ Recital

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Wellington police catch Christmas parcel thieves Santa had a bit of a helping hand to save a number of Christmas presents last week, thanks to some great work by a number of Wellington District staff. Police were called around 11am on Wednesday when a courier van was stolen from an address on Rowe Road, Wainuiomata where it had been delivering a parcel. After receiving information from members of the public who reported seeing suspicious behaviour in the area, staff already deployed in the area were able to locate and arrest the man responsible a short time later. It’s one of several other similar incident in the Wellington area recently, where a number of offenders have stolen courier parcels. On Wednesday, December 6, police received a burglary complaint from a resident of Mclintock Street in Johnsonville, who had a courier package taken from her doorstep. A few days later, police were also alerted about a woman who had been caught by a resident in Ngaio stealing a package from her letterbox. Thanks to good information from members of the public, police were able

to locate the offender and the vehicle she was driving. The 28-year-old female driver and the 32-year-old passenger were arrested and are facing charges of theft, dangerous driving and driving while disqualified. There have been another two similar incidents in Johnsonville area. It’s a timely reminder to people to protect themselves from this type of offending, as it is unfortunately common in the lead up to Christmas. Police advices to get packages delivered to a place where someone will be home to receive them. If you do have deliveries made to your home, make sure you’re going to be home to sign for them, or have a secure location where they can be left. If you’re not going to be home when the parcel is delivered, it is best to arrange to collect your parcel from the depot, or have the parcel redirected to the address of someone you trust. Be smart when disposing of packaging, so as not to advertise the fact you have bought a new TV, computer, or other expensive goods. Report any suspicious behaviour to police.

New directors appointed to WREDA board

Saturday 16th December 10:45am Carols in the Mall (Busking for Karori Food Bank)

Saturday 23rd December 10:45am Carols in the Mall (Busking for Karori Food Bank)

Sunday 24th December 10am Service of Readings and Carols at St. Anselm's Sunday 24th December Community Christmas Eve Nativity Play in Karori Park at 6pm. Monday 25th December Christmas Day Service at 10am at St. Anselm's.

St. Anselm’s Union Church: 30 Makara Rd. Karori

JOHNSONVILLE UNITING CHURCH CHRISTMAS SERVICES Christmas Eve Sunday 24 December 10.00am - Bishop Richard Randerson 9.30pm - Rev Roger Wiig

Christmas Day Monday 25 December 10.00am Rev Roger Wiig

ALL ARE WELCOME 18 Dr. Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville

Tracey Bridges is a specialist in strategy, reputation, decision making, change and risk management, and social marketing. She is a member of Global Women, the Women Leaders’ Network, and finalist in the 2016 Women of Influence Awards. PHOTO: Supplied

Three new directors have been appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA). Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and Greater Wellington Regional Council Chair Chris Laidlaw, whose councils are the joint shareholders of WREDA, have welcomed the appointments of Tracey Bridges, Wayne Mulligan and Kylie Archer. “I know Tracey, Wayne and Kylie well – and I know they’ll bring first-rate business, events and community acumen to the board table,” Mayor Justin Lester says. Chris Laidlaw adds: “It gives me great confidence to see the talent and experience these three new board members will bring

to WREDA. Leaders in their own fields, Kylie, Wayne and Tracey have a solid mix of experience in many business, technology innovation and cultural disciplines. WREDA is in good hands going into 2018.” Tracey has also been appointed to the board of the Wellington Regional Stadium Trust. The new appointments bring the WREDA board to eight. The remaining directors are Peter Biggs, CEO of a number of advertising agencies; Thomas Pippos, national chief executive of Deloitte; Grant Guilford, vice chancellor of Victoria University; Dave Gibson, CEO of the NZ Film Commission, and Matt Clarke, senior executive of Wellington International Airport.

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