Home' The Wellingtonian : April 19th 2012 Contents 2 THE WELLINGTONIAN, APRIL 19, 2012
OW COULD OUR VOTING SYSTEM
The Electoral Commission will be hearing from people
who have made a submission to the MMP Review and
you are welcome to attend.
9.15am - 5pm on 23 & 24 April 2012:
Ministry of Justice Tribunals - Room 1
Level 1, 86-90 Customhouse Quay, Wellington
To find out more:
visit www.mmpreview.org.nz call 0800 36 76 56
SATURDAY 21 APRIL
Plant sales, talks,
demonstrations and free advice.
10.30am COMMUNITY AND THE COAST
Jenny Lynch, Places for Penguins
11.15am DUNE DWELLERS Susanne Krejcek,
12 noon COASTAL CRITTERS Richard Romijn,
Greater Wellington Regional Council
12.45pm COASTAL GARDEN DESIGN
David Sole, Wellington Botanic Garden
phone 389 9729 Follow the signs from
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PIZZA AND POLITICS EVENING
TO SELL OR NOT TO SELL?
LISTEN TO PARTY SPOKESPERSON FOR SOEs
THE HON CLAYTON COSGROVE AND
THE HON ANNETTE KING YOUR LOCAL MP
DISCUSS THE PENDING ASSET SALES
Thursday, 26 April 2012
6 00pm to 8pm
Miramar Central School, 38 Park Road, Miramar
Donation: $15.00 for people in employment
$5.00 for students, pensioners and unwaged
Proceeds to the Seatoun Branch of the New Zealand Labour Party
Chairperson, Seatoun Branch of the NZ Labour Party
tel 970-5487; email firstname.lastname@example.org
Authorised by Annette King MP
25 Kilbirnie Plaza, Kilbirne, Wellington
ready for big day
By MEG THOMPSON
Seatoun School has a lot to cel-
ebrate next Thursday.
It is 10 years since the school
was relocated to the old Fort
Dorset site. A formal ceremony
will include singing and the cut-
ting of a cake, with a piece for
everybody in the school.
Special guest Bev Gilby, who
donated money to the school
when it opened 10 years ago,
and the school's youngest pupil
will cut the cake.
There will then be a picnic
lunch for students, staff, parents
and special guests.
Other special guests will
include Rongotai MP Annette
King and city councillor Ray
Long-serving Seatoun School
teacher Susan Luxford said the
event was also a way to acknowl-
edge the leadership of principal
She said Mr Pointon helped
lead the school through the
move in 2002, as well as recent
Last year Mr Pointon's leader-
ship was rewarded with an
impressive Education Review
You put all that together and
we've got a remarkable man at
the top,'' she said.
It's an acknowledgement of
his contribution to the com-
munity over the decade.''
The school will also celebrate
the end of almost 16 months of
[The building] is looking
absolutely gorgeous because the
builders have basically finished
in time for this celebration.''
The school was built on the
Fort Dorset site to cater for
increasing numbers of students.
It reached a point where a
family moved in in Ventnor St
and we were full,'' Mrs Luxford
said, Yet they lived across the
road from the school.''
Mrs Luxford was a member of
the board of trustees at the time
of the move as well as a member
of the building and planning
It was a really exciting time.
We were working towards the
new millennium and everyone
was thinking about the next cen-
tury and building a school for
the next century.
It stands the test of time,
because at that time there was
only funding for 16 classrooms.
There was a tremendous
amount of community support to
fundraise to add the hall and the
technology suite and the art
invited to explore the
Wrights Hill Fortress
tunnels and gun
emplacement on Anzac
The fortress was
built in 1942 to protect
Wellington from Japa-
nese invasion. In the
early 1960s, the guns
were cut up for scrap
Visitors will be able
to explore the 620
metres of underground
tunnels and see the
engine room, shell
stores, plotting rooms
and a replica 10m-long
Wrights Hill Fortress
will be open from 10am
till 4pm. Access is via
Karori Rd, Campbell St
and Wrights Hill Rd.
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