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THE WELLINGTONIAN, AUGUST 11, 2011
HAVE YOU RECENTLY SEPARATED?
Should you protect your property
if you are in a relationship?
Do you have questions about
relationship property issues?
Free Relationship Property Seminar
When & Where?
163 -- 171
(Across the road from
National Bank, through the
18 August 2011
12.15pm -- 1.15pm
Family Lawyer, Debbie Dunbar is
giving a free seminar to discuss
relationship property issues and to
answer your questions.
The theme is to provide an overview on
relationship property, including protecting
property during a relationship and what
happens when you separate. This will be
followed by an open forum where Debbie will
answer questions and provide information on
the topics/issues you are interested in.
In answering questions Debbie will provide
information and inform people about the
options and choices available and explain how
to get the best result.
Bring your specific (or general) questions or
issues on relationship property that you would
like information on.
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Call Margaret at reception now to reserve
your place on 04 473 6850
or register online
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Dedication to church recognised
Passionate volunteer: Heather Lane said it was a joy to work with members of Wadestown Presbyterian Church.
Photo: REBECCA THOMSON
By REBECCA THOMSON
A woman who is passionate about
working for her church is the
recipient of this month's Welling-
ton Community Champion award.
Heather Lane, who has been a
Presbyterian Church for 40 years,
organises two music groups, social
events for retirees and entertain-
ment for the elderly.
Mrs Lane runs Wadestown
Singers, a group that performs at
retirement villages around Wel-
lington; Mainly Music sessions for
pre-schoolers and their parents;
and Open House, a monthly get-
together for retirees.
Last week Wellington Central
MP Grant Robertson presented
her with the Community Cham-
pions award in front of a large
gathering at the church.
Heather is exactly the sort of
person we set up this award for.
She is one of the true unsung
heroes of the community,'' said Mr
Robertson. What Heather has
done over the past 40 years is
Mrs Lane said she was sur-
prised to be honoured in such a
It's just wonderful to be
overwhelmed, really,'' she said.
I'm passionate about what I do
and if you do things with a
passion you do them with joy.
Everything I do is a joy and a
She said she had always loved
music, and enjoyed working with
people of all ages.
As well as organising music
groups, Mrs Lane sings in the
church choir and plays the piano
for church services.
I did learn music growing up,
but I'm no great musician. You
could say I'm a jack of all trades
and master of none, but I love
Mrs Lane has also taught
Sunday school, though she no
longer does so.
One of the wonderful things
about being in a community like
this is it's an all-ages church and
you get to see people grow up.
Being part of the church is
tremendous. There are huge
opportunities for people to show
their creative abilities.
When I look around and see all
these people and the things they
do -- they all deserve to be
Church minister Sharon Ensor
said it was great to have Mrs Lane
organising so many activities.
She works with 40 to 50 famil-
ies. That's big commitment and
it's been a 40-year commitment.''
Originally from Karori, Mrs
Lane settled in Wadestown after
marrying. She and husband Roger
still live in the house they built
nearly 40 years ago.
It's very hilly and we have a
sloping section, and sometimes I
wonder what we'll do in the
future. Maybe we'll put in a cable
car -- I don't want to move.
Wadestown is a great place to
live. It's got a wide socio-economic
range and there is also a wide
range of ages, which is healthy for
a community. I wouldn't want to
live anywhere else.''
Yeastie Boys win with 'whisky beer'
By JONO GALUSZKA
A Wellington brewer last week
scooped one of the country's top
gongs at the national brewing
Yeastie Boys -- Wellington-
based brewer Stu McKinlay and
Auckland resident Sam Possenn-
iskie -- were awarded The Morton
Coutts Trophy for Innovation at
the Brewers Guild of New Zealand
They were awarded the trophy
for their Rex Attitude'', believed
to be the world's first single-malt,
peat-smoked golden ale -- or
Mr McKinlay said he thought
the beer had an outside chance of
winning, because it did not fit any
specific beer style, but the award
was still a surprise''.
Although the labelling on Rex
would say the beer was inspired
by French techno and the whisky
of Scotland's west coast'', the cata-
lyst for the brew came from a
home-brewing competition Mr
McKinlay once organised.
There was an entry that was
95 per cent peat malt,'' he said.
It didn't win a medal, but the
judges thought it was a great
years, before brewing industry
trends peaked his imagination.
I saw the trend with hoppy
beers and thought of the popu-
larity of Islay whiskies and how to
put them together,'' he said.
The initial brewing of Rex
required Mr McKinlay to import
two tonnes of peat malt from
Scotland to brew the first batch of
beer for launch in April.
Mr McKinlay said it had proved
to be the perfect gateway beer''
for whisky drinkers to work their
way into the world of craft beer.
Ava Wilson of Pomeroy's craft
beer bar in Christchurch said
Yeastie Boys' beers always
sparked debate and discussion
But she had not been prepared
for the buzz around the reaction''
to Rex Attitude.
People either love it or loathe
it, but everyone agrees it's prob-
ably the weirdest, most unique
beer that they've every smelled or
tasted,'' she said.
Nobody forgets their first sip of
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