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When you have lost someone dear to you, anniversaries
and the times you were happiest are often the times you
are at your saddest.
Come and join us at our service of remembrance
and gather strength from others.
This Christmas let's support one another.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
OLD SAINT PAUL'S,
Mulgrave Street, Thorndon
Friday 14th December 2012 at 6:30pm
A time to remember...
Johnsonville and Tawa
Wellington and Karori
Wellington and Hutt Valley
By KRIS DANDO
Just reward: Tawa-Lyndhurst's
Francis Glover has been named
Tennis Central's coach of the year.
Tennis coach Francis Glover is
not in the game to collect
awards, but says they are a nice
The Tawa-Lyndhurst club
coach -- and player for the senior
men's interclub side -- has been
named coach of the year for the
That's not bad for someone
who fell'' into coaching five
years ago to supplement his
income while he was attending
It's always good to get recog-
nition for what you're doing,'' he
said. It says you are doing well
and it's beneficial for the club as
Glover has been at Tawa-
Lyndhurst for four years, after a
year learning the ropes at his
uncle's tennis academy in Balti-
As well as the hours spent
coaching juniors, seniors and
the midweek players, Glover
also travels with juniors to
events in New Zealand and over-
Next week he will attend a
tournament in Thailand with
one of the club's brightest young
players, Pratt Keerasunton-
pong, and in January he will be
busy with his charges at the
under-16 nationals in Ashbur-
ton and an ITF event in Auck-
His advice goes further than
technical issues to improve a
serve or groundstrokes, because
keen juniors want to know the
advantages and pitfalls of
playing for a college in the
It's a real option for these
guys and plenty of them will get
a chance over there.''
While only a small number
might go on into the pro ranks,
you can get a degree and play
That's pretty attractive and
there are players who are put-
ting their heart and soul into it
Janice Laurenson from the
Ngatitoa club also won a Tennis
Central award, as club volun-
teer of the year.
By MARY BAINES
It's fair season again. Khandallah
and Karori run their market fair days
On Saturday, the annual Karori
Fair Day will be held in the St John's
Hall community centre grounds, on
the corner of Campbell St and Karori
Rd.The fair will feature a range of
handmade crafts, food stalls, and
The lawn outside the community
centre will make for a perfect picnic
for those enjoying the entertainment.
The Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars
talent contest for local primary
school-aged children will be held at
the Karori and Khandallah fairs from
noon, with donations and prizes going
to their schools.
On Sunday from 10am till 3pm, the
ninth Khandallah Village Fair will
take place in the shopping centre in
Ganges Rd, the Khandallah town hall
and surrounding car parks.
It will feature more than 100 craf-
tspeople displaying their talents and
wares. There will also be three music
stages and a children's activities
The play area will be a feature.
is the theme, with the
children able to make
and play in box
day, children will
make puppets and
stage their own pup-
pet shows made from
Some of the perfor-
mers will include Wel-
lington gospel blues
performer Pip Payne,
and The Gracious
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