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The Newtown Residents Association is planning further action after a disappointing outcome to a public meeting over the fate of their local Kiwibank and NZ Post branches. At last December’s meeting, representatives of the state-owned enterprise and its subsidiary confirmed that Newtown’s branches will merge with Kilbirnie’s to create a new hub to cater for the entire eastern and southern area of Wellington. The plan is part of a nationwide trend of NZ Post and Kiwibank branches consolidating in the wake of what their management says is reduced revenue and foot traffic as the internet becomes the dominant service provider. Postal services would remain, but only at agencies such as grocery stores which would provide limited services. The reaction from locals was overwhelmingly negative and NRA spokesman Warwick Taylor says a large turnout at a follow-up meeting of residents last Sunday shows demand for further action is high. “We had 30 people turn up, which is quite high at this time of year,” he says. “As a result of discussions we’ve set up three working groups, one of which is going to do a petition and we are hoping to get that done by the end of the week.” While Newtown is still resisting the change, they are also preparing for the result of a lost battle, Warwick says. “A group of people are looking at possible agencies. “We are wondering what the extent of that will be both in the variety and the access.” Another public meeting on the issue will be held at Newtown Mall, 199 Riddiford Street, on Sunday at 2pm. rom Ashley Wi

Koru Hub’s co-owners Emma Francis and Marilyn Partridge with former operator Jackie Rodriquez. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

of therapies. Emma already has plenty of knowledge of the shop, having worked there as a one of its counsellors for five years. “I am really excited about developing it and taking it further,” she says. “I like the combination of artists and the healing part of the shop. They go well with the health and wellbeing aspect. “Koru Hub has a life of its own.” Aptly reinforcing the idea of a new start in a new year, Jackie sold the business on January 1 with plans to spend the next few years travelling in New Zealand and overseas. “I’ll be going to the South Island then going up north. In autumn I’ll be going to Europe for a period of time then see what happens next.” Emma is mum about her plans for Koru Hub but Jackie is embracing the idea, expecting any changes to be “lovely”. The shop has changed hands several times in its 16-year existence but Jackie believes it’s not something that can be truly “owned” but rather “taken care of” for the benefit of the whole community. Renovations have kept the store closed over the past two weeks but it will reopen on Tuesday.

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wanted to ensure its unique presence would remain in the suburb but they also saw an opportunity to enhance it. The shop is famous Wellington-wide for providing a range of arts and crafts by local artists as well as therapeutic products. The shop also serves as an adjunct to a health and wellbeing centre with a dozen practictioners offering a range

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Island Bay’s iconic health and wellbeing shop and service centre has turned over a new leaf for 2018. Emma Francis and Marilyn Partridge are the new owners/operators of Koru Hub on The Parade as previous owner Jackie Rodriguez is set for a new personal adventure. Emma and Marilyn decided to take over the business as they not only

Battle to save our Kiwibank not over, say Newtown residents

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