Thursday December 21, 2017
NATURAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
DAVE BROWN Reiki, Massage, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Natural Skincare Products
GIFTS & GALLERY Beautiful locally made Christmas arts and crafts Open every day til 6pm until Christmas Eve
ELECTRICAL SERVICES LIMITED Innovation to Installation Specialists
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118 The Parade, Island Bay. | Ph (04) 383 5757
ISLAND BAY Thank you for all the support and kindness in 2017 Fay & Bill Far
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Big year for the Bay It's been a eventful year for Island Bay thanks mainly to the ongoing saga of The Parade cycleway. After years of opposition to the current design, in July the council put forward a number of options for an alternative, despite widespread appeal for the road to be converted back to how it was originally. Eventually the council offered a “compromise” solution that was voted for by most councillors. The decision divided the community and led to a vocal street protest by more than 100 residents in early December. While the cycleway dominated the stories relating to the suburb, other
significant events happened in this year. The Island Bay Bowling Club celebrated its centenary in September, while Island Bay Stationers' Bill and Fay Far announced their retirement after more than 40 years in the business. Another significant event was the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Sisters of Compassion in October, which featured a special tribute to their founder Suzanne Aubert. The Island Bay Residents Association would like to wish readers a very Happy Christmas and holidays for 2018. President Vicki Greco looks forward to continuing to work for the community in the new year.
Cook Strait News 21-12-17