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Contractors will be doing alterations to pedestrian ramps at the intersection of
Upland Road and Kowhai Street and adjusting the paving around the bus stop near
the intersection of Upland and Boundary Roads from Tuesday 10to Friday 20 April
Work will take place between 9am and 4pm.
Contractors will be doing footpath and kerb and channel maintenance on
Murphy Street between Turnbull Street and Pipitea Street from Tuesday 10 to
Friday 20 April.
Work will take place between 9am and 3pm.
For more information please phone Kim Masina at Downer on 562 6431.
Contractors will be carrying out drainage works, footpath, kerb and channel
reconstruction and road resurfacing on Monorgan Road between the intersections
of Raukawa Street and Sidlaw Street from Tuesday 10 April to Saturday 21 April.
Work will take place between 7am and 6pm.
The project will cause some disruption to traffic.
For more information please phone contact Frank Binks at Transfield Services
on 570 8125 or mobile 027 284 2008.
Wellington City Council, 101 Wakefield Street,
PO Box 2199, Wellington 6140 • Wellington.govt.nz
Childcare available now in your
area with PORSE Educators
Subsidies that may be available to you include Work and
Income, 20 Hours ECE, Multi-birth and PORSE Subsidy.
Miramar Ph 387 8612
West Wellington Ph 891 8614
Get a group
of friends together,
we will come to you
to discuss childcare
options and bring
Call us now!
Recycling and rubbish will not be collected on
Good Friday, 6 April. If you normally put your
rubbish and recycling out for collection on a Friday
it will be collected on Saturday 7 April instead.
Suburbs that will be affected by this are:
Rubbish and recycling will be collected as usual
on Easter Monday.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Phone 499 4444
A place for tweens
Break and bake: Youth workers Kellie Kirkland, left,
and Jahnelle Wright at the Newtown Community
Photo: LYDIA ANDERSON
By LYDIA ANDERSON
Newtown has a new after-school service aimed at
tweens and it is starting to attract a loyal follow-
The after-school drop-in centre for eight to 14
year-olds has been running for just over a month
every Tuesday at St Anne's Parish hall.
Youngsters listed entertainment, break dancing
lessons and baking as the drawcards.
Newtown Community Centre youth worker
Jahnelle Wright said the centre was set up as
response to local concern that there was no specific
supervised venue for the intermediate age group.
She said many tweens use Newtown library as
a hang-out space, which could be a minor disturb-
ance for other library users.
If they're coming here they can feel comfort-
able, eat some food and just hang out.''
The youth workers run scheduled activities but
also assist with homework and part-time job
applications for older attendees.
The drop-in nature of the centre meant children
could attend on a casual basis, although they were
advised to tell their parents of their whereabouts,
Miss Wright and fellow youth worker Kellie
Kirkland are aiming to develop the service but
said they needed local support to make that hap-
Miss Kirkland said that although the Lotteries
Commission funded the community centre's gen-
eral youth programme, funding had not yet been
granted for the drop-in centre.
She said St Anne's Parish helped by allowing
the centre to use the hall.
The youth workers are appealing to local busi-
nesses for sponsorship so they can find a more
suitable long-term space. The centre runs from
3pm to 5.30pm.
They are also appealing to Newtown locals for
resources such as games, food or baking
ingredients and storage space for sporting equip-
Miss Wright said any volunteers keen to teach
skills such as guitar or piano were welcome to
contact them. They can be emailed at newtown-
Council has taken a
step towards local
government reform in
the region. A major
element of its proposal
is the establishment of
an independent panel
to develop a preferred
option, which will be put
to the Local
Commission in October.
The regional council will
talk to the region's city
and district councils,
and other regionally
A new light box
exhibition in Courtenay
Pl will add a touch of
greenery. Ever Green,
by Dieneke Jansen and
Jenny Gillam, will
explore how plants and
nature exist in built-up
The exhibition will be
open from April 6 to
New Zealand's biggest
playground is to open at
West Park School,
playground, which can
cater for 300 children,
has a 2-metre high
structure and is more
Children can use the
weekends and outside
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