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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
9 February 2012
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.
Helping people just like you for over 92 years
Call Celeste now to reserve your place on
04 473 6850 or register online
Miramar festival planned
By TALIA CARLISLE
Driving force: Allan Probert, who has
pushed the concept of a Miramar
The first Peninsula in the Park
festival in Miramar is in the
works, and it will not be your
usual hot dogs and bric-a-brac.
Enterprise Miramar Peninsula
is organising the event to show-
case the community, which com-
prises the suburbs of Strathmore
Park, Seatoun, Maupuia, Mira-
mar, Shelly Bay, Scorching Bay,
Karaka Bay, Breaker Bay and
Moa Point. There will be music,
art, food and culture, a street art
competition and, to finish off the
day, a movie.
Miramar Peninsula chairman
Allan Probert said the idea had
been talked about for several
years, but only now had the com-
mittee been able to get people
The hard thing about these
days is it's not like when I was
young [and] people had time to
volunteer for these things,'' he
said. We shouldn't expect the
council to do this. They don't have
the money and they don't live
[here]. It's finding a way for people
to contribute to the community.''
Local restaurants will set up
stalls and the organisers are look-
ing for sponsors to donate paint
for a street art competition.
The festival will be held on
April 1 at Miramar Central School
Mr Probert hopes the idea of dif-
ferent suburbs holding a joint fes-
tival is replicated elsewhere.
We've done the branding and
the website to create the idea that
the Peninsula is a good place to
live. [Miramar Peninsula] is
known for art and it's known for
food. It's got huge potential.''
Tawa couple's golden memories
By KRIS DANDO
Partnership: David and Gloria Hollier have enjoyed living in
Tawa for more than 40 years.
If you have to ask when do I
know I'm in love?' then you're
This simple but sound advice
comes from one half of a partner-
ship well-qualified to offer marital
advice -- David Hollier, who has
been married to wife Gloria for 50
years. The milestone was reached
on January 20.
The couple have been in Tawa
since 1969. They grew up in Auck-
land. Mr Hollier's work as a min-
ister took them to Invercargill
and Zimbabwe before they settled
After returning from Zimbabwe
in 1993, he became director of
Hutt Valley Marriage Guidance
Council, then ended his working
life as minister for the newly-
formed Tawa Union Church.
It was the church that brought
them together, with bible classes
and youth groups among the main
social activities available to young
people when they were growing
It was a very good way for
people to get to know each other,''
said Mrs Hollier.
She said she set out to marry
David before he got away''. They
married in Onehunga in 1962,
when she was 20 and he 28.
The Holliers have two children,
Gary and Trudy, both educated in
Tawa, and three grandchildren.
They, and many friends, came
together over Wellington Anniver-
sary weekend to celebrate the
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