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~ Happy Hol idays

City and community leaders express their well wishes 1 Jonathan Wake, Karori Golf Club

Karori Golf Club wishes all Independent Herald readers happy holidays and hopes you will get a chance to play some golf on our scenic course. 2 Toby Stokes, Crofton Downs Primary School

Wishing everyone a wonderfully warm and relaxing Christmas break! Enjoy time with your family and soak up the best there is to offer

the Ōhāriu electorate, which soars hillwards from the shores of the harbour and Cook Strait, I thank you all for your support this year and wish everyone, whatever your creed or belief, from Tawa to Wadestown, from Horokiwi to Ōhāriu Valley, a very safe, enjoyable, and memorable festive season.

throughout the Wellington region. From the team at Crofton Downs Primary School. 3 Jayne Ross, Johnsonville Community Policing Centre

In all your travels over the holiday season, we wish you and your family a safe journey. From the team at Johnsonville Police.

5 Brian Sheppard, Churton Park Community Association

4 Greg O’Connor, MP for Ohariu

The Churton Park Community Association sends its best wishes for

As the Member of Parliament for


Christmas and the New Year. As you enjoy yourselves during this beautiful summer, be a good friend to your neighbours. Keep everyone safe and relax, ready to make the most of 2018. 6 John Robinson, Challenge 2000

Challenge 2000 would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and hope filled New Year. We know this is a very busy time of the year for young people and their families so please take time to stop and be with your loved ones. Thank you to all who have supported and worked with us this last year. We hope to see you all again next year making a difference in young peoples lives.


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15 Stephen Cook, Lions Club of Johnsonville

Whether Santa brought you a new bike or not, my best wishes for a summer full of adventure, fun and joy. Life is better by bike!

Family, friends and community are important for each of us. Together with local community members, Johnsonville Lions have presented the annual family and community oriented Christmas Parade project. We now look forward to enjoying our own family time before more community involvement in 2018. Best wishes for the season and for 2018.

Merry Christmas to all from the Pōneke Football Club! Pōneke is all about families, and we have players and supporters from Aotearoa, the Pacific, Asia, Africa, America and Europe, from all faiths, and players aged from three years old to 63. We’d love for you to come along to Kilbirnie Park and join in from February. But now, enjoy Christmas and the summer break, love and cherish those around you, and don’t forget to play touch on the beach!

On behalf of Rotary Kaukau, I would like to wish your readers and our wider community a very Merry Christmas, and we look forward to going and engaging within the community in 2018.



11 Vicki Grecko, Island Bay Residents’ Association


A Christmas wish is sent to you That all your Christmas dreams come true. May happiness and fun be yours And try not to worry about the chores. Happy Holidays.


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14 Paul Eagle, MP for Rongotai

8 Patrick Morgan, Cycling Action Network

10 Michael Middlemiss, Rotary Kaukau


I would like to wish the people of the Northern Suburbs a happy and safe holiday season, enjoy the fine weather and being with families.

I wish everyone a happy Christmas and a good holiday.

9 Kevin Jenkins, Pōneke Football Club


13 Ross Jordan, Newlands New World Owner

Meri Kirihimete mo te tau hou! 2017 was certainly a year of change and progress. As the year concludes, I want to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I look forward to continuing to serve the people of Rongotai in the New Year and beyond. Arohanui, Paul

7 Jan Pike, Johnsonville Community Centre


I hope it’s a time to take a break, recharge, spend time with the ones you love, and set your plans for 2018. Thanks to the Independent Herald for covering so many good things happening in our communities.

12 Andy Foster, OnslowWestern Ward Councillor

After another busy year I wish all readers a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

16 Peter Gilberd, Northern Ward Councillor

This year, we have enjoyed supporting some of the many community activities that help make this a great place to live. Christmas is special – a Christian festival, an opportunity to see family, a chance to reinvigorate ourselves. We acknowledge those who work so others can relax. Have a happy and safe holiday. 17 Justin Lester, Mayor of Wellington

I wish everyone a very merry Christmas with lots of gorgeous sunshine. I hope you get a chance to go to the beach and spend time with your family. 18 David Lee, Southern Ward Councillor

I’m proud that Wellington is the greenest city in Australasia, with the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per capita. We can do more! Over summer I’ll be thinking about our new Regional Climate Change Working Group’s focus on emissions reduction and how we adapt to a changing climate. I wish you all a safe and happy holiday season.

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