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Thursday January 11, 2018

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Looking back at highlights of 2017

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Former Wellington Mayor and Island Bay resident Celia WadeBrown is appointed Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for services to local government. A Kilbirnie dairy owner fights back against a gun-wielding robber with a broomstick. Wellington City’s Menzshed faces closure after being forced to move from its earthquakeprone Te Aro building. A new pilot initiative for community engagement called Kia Ora is opened in Newtown.


Senior teacher Lynda Hopkin celebrates 20 years at Miramar Community Creche. Mayor Justin Lester is uninjured after crashing head-on with a truck on Makara Rd. The council proposes 24-hour parking spots in Miramar streets near the airport which local residents say is a “bandaid” solution. Deputy mayor Paul Eagle announces his intention to stand for Parliament in the Rongotai seat.

Island Bay residents express frustration over the closure of a walkway between Avon and Volga streets due to the risk of collapse of an earthquakedamaged chapel. MARCH

Wellington City Council announces 750 new homes will be built by the end of the year. The first annual Newtown Neighbours’ Night is held, attracting 340 locals. Brooklyn resident Ashleigh Young receives a WindhamCampbell Literature Prize for her book of essays Can You Tolerate This?. The Lyall Bay Surf Lifesaving Club continue their quest for funding for new clubrooms by selling pieces of art made of the old building. A pair of Seatoun twins invent a new app-based game called Happy Portions, a variation on noughts and crosses.


Berhampore Kindergarten celebrates its centenary. A new mural at Strathmore’s

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Hataitai residents call for action on making safer the fourway intersection of Moxham Ave, Hataitai Rd and Waitoa Rd. Cycle “sharrows” are later marked on the road as one solution as part of a citywide rollout. The Great War Exhibition unveils Wounded, the first of a series of temporary exhibitions commemorating events of World War One. Miramar Christian School principal Kevin Boyce records a charity single about “dad jokes” with rapper Kings.

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Peninsula Preschool highlights the natural environment. Ex-cyclone Debbie wreaks havoc across south Wellington, damaging roads and gardens. The Greens announce Teall Crossen as candidate for Rongotai. Owhiro Bay residents call for sludge in its stream to be cleared up. Police investigate a number of indecent exposure incidents in Mount Cook’s Prince of Wales Park.

Kilbirnie hairdresser Christine Franklin retires after 42 years in the business. Renovations begin on Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore. JUNE

Double Vision Brewing, of Brooklyn, wins medals for its pale ales at an Australian Beer Awards event in Melbourne. Newtown poet Hera Lindsey Bird is among the winners at the NZ Book Awards. Eight Wellington High School students announced winners of a short film competition. One hundred children plant 1500 trees at Island Bay’s Paekawakawa Reserve for Arbor Day. Boomerang Bags concept takes off in Wellington with the aim of eradicating use of plastic bags. The Good Food Boost, an initiative promoting pure and sustainable eating habits, comes to Wellington. A two-way offroad cycleway and shared footpath is announced for Cobham Drive.






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