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True community is based on upon equality, mutuality, and reciprocity. It affirms the richness of individual diversity as well as the common human ties that bind us together.

–Pauli Murray

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Supporting local businesses Buying locally not only strengthens the business owners around you, but the whole community you live in. When you shop at local butchers, bakers, markets, and fresh produce stores, it is likely that a decent percentage of the produce has had a short field-to-fork journey. Along with supporting local farmers, it means the food is likely to contain more nutrients and have less packaging. Independent shops often stock items which are made locally and aren’t available elsewhere: buy a dress by a designer in your community and there

is little chance of turning up to the office Christmas party wearing the same as someone else. Local shops also support local artists and designers, food producers and growers, so you’re buying products absolutely unique to your area. Bookshops, cafes and craft shops often boost the community spirit by hosting events, from book groups to knitting clubs and children’s events. If the businesses are not supported, the local groups tend to disappear too. Markets also often give space to community groups and social enterprises.

Markets can have a community value, as there is often a social purpose to stalls – they can be public spaces as well as retail outlets. Local bakers throw in extra bagels for regulars; grocers give informal 10% discounts; and market stall holders are prepared to negotiate on prices. Independ-ent retailers can use their discretion to reward regular custom, and it can mean you get discounts on the items you actually want to buy, rather than being tempted by multi-buy offers in the big chains. Support your locals, and they will support you.

Patricia Reilly Rembuden Karate and Fitness School Would you like your kids to grow up confident, fit and flexible with strong mental resilience? These are just some of the many things karate can offer you and your family. Whether

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HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

Self Defence One Day courses:

Newtown Medical Centre provides comprehensive medical care right in the heart of Newtown. The level of service they provide is delivered by a highly qualified and experienced

clinical team with a community focus. Newtown Medical Centre has the team and culture bringing this level of service to you. Newtown Medical Centre provides comprehensive med-

ical care from ACC treatments, Heart Health, Mental Health support, Family planning and much more. Please visit www.newtownmc.co.nz or phone us on 3899955 to make an appointment.

Newtown Facilities Upgrade Community Design Workshop 2 Come and share your feedback on the initial concept designs. The Wellington City Council is looking to

upgrade the Newtown Community & Cultural Centre, Network Newtown and Newtown Hall. In response to

your feedback, Architects have created interactive design models and want your critiques to help develop these.

Katie Underwood “Local Agent, Local Knowledge”

Ask Katie about this month’s special offer!

KATIE UNDERWOOD

“Local Agent, Local Knowledge”

Karate Fun Holiday Programmes:

Call Katie to hear about this month’s special offer!

Monday 1st Oct 8.30am-5.30pm Thursday 4 Oct 8.30am-4.30pm

Call Patricia 027 297 6049 patricia@familyfitkarate.co.nz

30-minute evening classes for busy adults who want the physical benefits of karate without actually doing karate. Call Sensei Patricia on 027 297 6049.

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Saturday 29 Sept 11-5pm Friday 5 Oct 11-5pm

Empower your kids to be safe, strong and resilience. Learn self defence together! Limited numbers, book now! Call Sensei Patricia

you want your family to learn self defence or create healthy habits we have a class to suit you. Sensei Patricia is passionate about all kiwis living long and well. We have

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