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By TALIA CARLISLE
Crossways Creche has to find $120,000 in a fortnight
if it is to avoid closure.
The Mt Victoria creche has been operating in Coro-
mandel St, Newtown, for the past four years after its
original Mt Victoria property was sold in 2007.
It has had an offer accepted on a site in
Majoribanks St, but will need to raise $120,000 for
the house by March 1.
Creche treasurer Anne-Marie Brook said it was a
joint community effort and she was optimistic the
target would be reached in time.
We don t expect to raise the full amount just from
the creche families, so we re also encouraging
grandparents to donate as well, and creche alumni.
We re also asking for donations generally from the
Donations of $1000 from families or $2000 from
businesses will receive a plaque to acknowledge their
The building in Majoribanks St is a historically
preserved site on a prominent corner of Mt Victoria.
The plaques will be put on pickets on the fence
surrounding the property.
Business have been invited to pay for an advertis-
ing package which would enable them to have their
advertisement seen by passing drivers for 10 years.
Ms Brook said the parents and creche committee
members were working well together.
We ve divided up the different responsibilities,
contacting sponsors and communication strategies.
Everybody s really keen to get the creche to new
premises and this place ticks all the boxes.
Crossways has come close to finding a site three or
four times, but each one has fallen through, mainly
owing to earthquake safety issues.
Early childcare centres have particularly rigid
For information regarding donations, contact Anne-
Marie Brook on 021 118 8236 or visit crosswayscre-
Kids have sunny outlook
By NATASHA JUDSON
Solar squad: Sara Williams, lead teacher of Wadestown's Schoolgen programme, left, and
Maggie Twaddle, Schoolgen team leader of New Zealand, right, with pupils, back row from left,
Arthur Goldstream, Hugo Hibbert, Seth Smith and Ryan Small, and, front row, Ruby Mackel and
Photo: NATASHA JUDSON
Wadestown School is this
week celebrating its third
year of having solar panels.
Since they were installed
on February 15, 2009, they
have generated 8150
kilowatts of electricity in
The solar panels are part
of Genesis Energy s
which installed solar energy
to 42 schools.
Schoolgen team leader
Maggie Twaddle said by
installing the solar panels
children learnt about solar
energy, climate change and
Wadestown School fin-
ished in the top 10 schools
in the programme in 2009
and was in the top three in
Last year it was named a
top Schoolgen school for
and student involvement.
Sarah Williams, who
Schoolgen programme, said
there were about 20 chil-
dren from years 6 to 8 in the
Solar Squad of the
Gifted students in science
and technology learn about
solar energy and then
become the teachers for
other students, she said.
They re really involved
and really enjoy it, and I m
sure there will be new chil-
dren anxious to join the
team this year.
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