Presstige Community Newspapers
Published on September 28, 2014
2 – OCTOBER 1 TO OCTOBER 14, 2014 NEWS For more information on our School Holiday activities go to westfeld.co.nz/queensgate Y&R_WES1001_NC SCHOOL HOLIDAY FREE ENTERTAINMENT JOIN IN THE FUN AT WESTFIELD QUEENSGATE WESTFIELD KIDS QUEENSGATE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR MONTY BETWEEN 10.30AM AND 2.30PM WEEKDAYS MONDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – FRIDAY 3 OCTOBER 10.30AM – 2.30PM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES GO TO WESTFIELD.CO.NZ/QUEENSGATE VISIT MONTY’S CUPCAKE KITCHEN MONDAY 6 – FRIDAY 10 OCTOBER 10.30AM – 2.30PM KIDS ON SAFARI Range of Berley and Bait 2kg Salted Salmon Fish Bait 5x 1.5kg Salmon Berley Bombs (pictured) 5x 1.5kg Squid Berley Bombs 5x 1kg Cleaned Squid Bait 4x 4kg Salmon Berley Bombs Ph: 03 615 8078 Email: email@example.com www.cancatch.co.nz Specialising in: Ph 04 235 7044 BALUSTRADES - HANDRAILS GATES & FENCES CUSTOM WORK BROS ENGINEERING GENERAL ENGINEERING & FABRICATION Special sports day a victory On Monday the 22nd of September students with intellectual and physical disabilities showed off their sports skills at the Special Olympics New Zealand’s Athletes with Disabilities Fun Day at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua. The annual event, now in its second year, featured basketball, football, indoor bowls, and swimming. Eightystudents participate- din the event representing the following 10 Wellington Schools: Aotea College, Heretaunga College, Hutt Valley High School, Mahinawa Specialist School, Mana College, Newlands College,Onslow College, Taita College, Wainuiomata High School, and Wellington East Girls School. The students were coached by staff from Special Olympics New Zealand, Basketball New Zealand, Capital Football, New Zealand Indoor Bowls, and Swimming New Zealand. The coaches began the morning with a group warm-up, followed by the school teams rotating through a number of sports stations allowing the students to have a go at all the activities offered. Special Olympics New Zealand is a nation- wide organisation that offers year-round sports training for athletes with intellectual disabilities. Steeven Sharpe, Regional Sports Coordinator, Special Olympics New Zealand commented “This is such a great event for eve- ryone involved and the turnout is wonderful.Te Rauparaha Arena is a fantastic facility and we are grateful for the support of their staff.” The coach of the Newland’s College team said “This is an amazing event that gets the kids out and allows them to play sports with others on the same level.” A great day out was had by all with so many enthusiastic students, parents, and coaches. Top: Ezra Collins from Aotea College braves the chill for some swimming sports. Above: Hutt Valley High students try out some Indoor Bowls. Photo credit: Steeven Sharpe Photo credit: Steeven Sharpe WOW takes over Wellington is fired up as WOW takes over the city welcoming more than 35,000 visitors over the next three weeks. The WOW awards show moved to Wellington from Nelson in 2005, largely to accommodate a continually increasing number of show-goers. The 2014 season has been extended to a third week- end, providing an even bigger boost for the local economy. In 2012, Wellington City Council signed a nine year part- nership deal with WOW, which Councillor Jo Coughlan, chair of Council’s Economic Growth and Arts Committee, says is already proving to be a sound investment. “More than 47,000 people came to a WOW show in 2013, with 71.6% of those people coming from outside of Wellington – pro- viding a direct economic benefit of $22.6 million to Wellington. With a third weekend this year, we are anticipating an even greater impact for our retail, hospitality and accommodation sectors” says Councillor Coughlan. “On top of the spend by visitors in our shops, hotels, bars and restaurants, WOW ben- efits Wellington by employing more than 500 people in the city each year, and showcasing us to the world as a creative, innovative place to live, work, visit and do business”. over up as WOW welcoming isitors over . show moved Nelson in ommodate a g number of 4 season has third week- even bigger nomy. ngton City e year part- OW, which hlan, chair mic Growth ee, says is be a sound people came 2013, with ople coming ngton – pro- mic benefit ellington. end this icipating act for ty and ectors” hlan. end by , hotels, , WOW ben- employing e in the city casing us to e, innovative place to live, work, visit and do business”.