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Wednesday December 20, 2017


Iconic fountain back in action The landmark Carter Fountain in Oriental Bay is finally running again after it broke down in March due to an electrical short. Wellington City Council organised a barge with a crane so contractors could get out to the fountain to lift out the electric motor and pump that normally sends the water sky-high. They then sent the motor off to a German manufacturer for repairs and any other necessary maintenance.

The motor and pump were last removed for maintenance in 2009 – the mechanism does require regular TLC, given that electrical gear and seawater can be a problematic combination. The fountain, built in 1973, was donated to the city by local businessman Hugh Carter. He dedicated it to his parents, George and Ella, and named it Oriental Parade Fountain. Tragically, only days after the

fountain was dedicated, Hugh slipped from his launch, which he had sailed from Nelson for the opening ceremony, and drowned in Wellington Harbour, aged 55. The Carter fountain was renamed in his memory. Wind permitting, you’ll be able to see it in all its glory daily from 7.30am to 10.30pm (times can vary). The fountain will light up with festive red and green colours at sunset.


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Bridge club finishes successful season The Onslow Bridge Club has ended another very successful year last Thursday evening. Alistair and Carole Wright’s prize, The Kirsten Wright Memorial Trophy, in memory of their daughter Kirsten was won by John Gibson. Bob Slocombe came runner-up, and Rex Da Vanzo took out the third place . The trophy goes to the player who accumulates the most points from the first Thursday evening of the month play, when players draw for a table to sit at. Players don’t know who their partner will be until they sit down at the table. “We are a very happy club and aim to have bridge finished by 10-15 each night and usually not too far astray,” Eugene Crosby from the Onslow Bridge Club says. “If you are interested in playing you’re most welcome to come



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Independent Herald 20-12-17  

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Independent Herald 20-12-17  

Independent Herald 20-12-17