44 days ago

Mittens is safe! Hold the front page

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

It is the catnapping that was not. All's well that ends well for Wellington celebrity cat Mittens.
A caller to Stuff's Wellington newsroom reported that the Turkish
angora was stuck in a car on Victoria St in central Wellington early
on Tuesday morning.
When reporters arrived at the scene, Mittens was inside the car and, evidently, eager to get out.
Help was soon on the way in the form of Mittens' owner Silvio Bruinsma
who plucked Mittens from the car to take back home.
It seems that Mittens had been wandering the streets and a
well-meaning member of the public put him in their car due to concern
for the cat. They had then called Bruinsma,, who (as he has done many
times before) went to Mittens' rescue. -Tom Hunt

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34 minutes ago

SuperSeniors Newsletter - April edition out now!

The Team from Office for Seniors

The latest edition of the SuperSeniors Newsletter is out now!

In this issue Minister for Seniors Ayesha Verrall gives us an overview of the first stage of the vaccine roll-out, Alzheimers NZ talks about making Aotearoa dementia-friendly, and how you can build and maintain physical health through fitness.

There’s also some advice on why Daylight Saving might be making you groggy and what you can do about it.

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2 hours ago

Auditions for 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' - all welcome!

Tanya Piejus from Khandallah Arts Theatre

KAT is holding open auditions for their next major production, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

The play:

"Mark Twain's immortal classic about growing up in a small town on the banks of the Mississippi is a joyous leap into the great river of time and memory. Conjuring all the mystery and magic of childhood, this famous coming-of-age story is full of twists and turns and adventures the whole family will treasure." (Playmarket website).

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, lads whose antics often get them into trouble, stumble across a murder in a graveyard at night. This triggers a series of events which finds Tom and Huck running for their lives, falling in love and finding treasure.

This is a fast-paced play, calling for both individual and ensemble performance, with plenty of scope for strong characterisations.

The roles:

There are roles, both speaking and ensemble, for ages 13 to seniors.

There are 8 teenage and 12 adult named characters, plus at least one narrator (in previous productions this role has been split between several players).

Auditions 1.30pm, Sunday April 18 at Cochran Hall, 110 Cashmere Avenue, Khandallah.

If you can't come then, contact Lynn on 027 600 5366 to discuss other options.

Performances July 22, 23, 24, 25 and 29, 30, 31.

(8 performances, including 2 matinees)

Rehearsals start on May 9.

2 hours ago

Long-Term Plan community engagement tour

Simone Borgstede from Wellington City Council

We're are going to be out and about the community for the rest of the month talking to people about our Long-Term Plan.

It's a great chance for you to come along, ask your burning questions and have your say on the future of the city.

Check out our full schedule to see when we're in your neck of the woods at www.letstalk.wellington.govt.nz...