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Wednesday January 10, 2018

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It’s never too late for love

Luck of the Irish Luck of the Irish is a performance from Operatunity’s Daytime Concert Series core team of Sue Boland, John Cameron, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua & Karl Perigo - joined by fiddler Jess Hindin and soprano Bryony Williams at Hutt City Church, 22 Marsden Street, Lower Hutt on Monday, February 12.  With Irish dancing, famous haunting ballads, funny ditties and limericks, singalongs, Irish jokes and mad fiddling, the show is sure to please anyone who has Irish in their blood or a little bit of Irish in their hearts. The show starts as 11am. For bookings, call 0508 266 237 or go to www.

By Margaret Willard

Sylvia Tate and Ivan Still went to pr i m a r y scho ol

together 75 years ago, but lost contact with each other until eight months ago when they fell in love instantly on

Ivan and Sylvia (nee.Tate) Still. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

recognising each other in a supermarket queue. “He was grumbling about someone in front of us and I turned round and asked what his problem was,” says Sylvia. “We got talking and it went from there.” Sylvia, 83, and Ivan, 85, were married at Sylvia’s Avalon home on December 21, 2017. Both had spent many years doing voluntary work in the Wainuiomata community, but say “our paths never crossed.” Ivan and his late wife were involved in youth work, and started dances at Holy Trinity Church, but after a while they outgrew the premises so the Wainuiomata Memorial Hall hosted the crowd of 300. “We were also part of the team which started Te Omanga Hospice,” says Ivan. Sylvia also ran the Top Hat

Police seek information

Seven recognised in New Year Honours Interpreters Needed We are recruiting now for our Introductory Interpreting course. Complete the course, pass the assessment and become a paid interpreter with us. The course runs over approx. 4 months: Monday evenings 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Course start date: 5 March 2018. You must be proficient in English and another language, and a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. For more or to enrol, go to our website: or call (04) 916 2462. Applications close: 2 February 2018.

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Seven people from Lower Hutt have been recognised as part of the New Year Honours 2018. The New Year Honours appointments saw the good works of many New Zealanders acknowledged as part of the New Year celebrations at the start of January. KNZM To be Knight Companions of the said Order: - Herbert John Te Kauru Clarke, CNZM, for services to Māori and heritage preservation. CNZM To be Companions of the said Order: - Graeme Paul Wheeler, for services to the State.

Dairy. “Sometimes young men who were a bit lost would hang around, and I’d have a few straight words with them and they’d find some direction,” she says. She was also involved in establishing the skating rink on Parkway, and later volunteered time at Wainuiomata High School to support students’ learning. She learned to swim at 50 and got her driver’s licence at 61, proving her belief that it’s never too late for a new start. “A sense of humour makes a big difference when you’re getting older,” she says, “and it’s just as important in a relationship and when there are things to deal with.” T h e t wo Wa i nu iom a t a straight talkers are a clear example of their beliefs in action.

QSO The Queen’s Service Order, to be Companions of the said Order: Michael Joseph Brown, for services to governance. QSM The Queen’s Service Medal - Filipo Lui, for services to the Tokelauan community - Teresea Olsen, for services to Māori and health - Mii Hinarere I Te Poerava Tupangaia, for services to the Cook Islands community - Richard Francis Williams, for services to the State The New Year Honours were officially announced on December 30, 2017.

Lower Hutt Police are seeking information from the public following the robbery of the Epuni Mini Market on Sunday, December 31 2017. Three alleged offenders entered the store on Oxford Terrace, Lower Hutt at 6pm and threatened the store attendant, demanding the till be opened. After taking the money the alleged offenders have fled on foot from the store. Witnesses have described seeing four men running from the store. Police believe the fourth male took the role of a “look out” and waited outside the store while the robbery took place. The four men were seen to run under the rail subway onto Cambridge Terrace and get into an awaiting white four door saloon vehicle, and were last seen travelling north on Cambridge Terrace. Police believe a fifth person maybe involved and took the role as driver of the fleeing vehicle.  Anyone with information in relation to this violent offence can contact the Hutt Valley Police on 04 560 2600 or anonymously via CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

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