56 days ago

Photo mystery solved

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

We recent featured a photo sent to us from Robina Davies who was trying to identify those in the picture from her mother's collection.
Her mother was Olive Whitelaw, who played cricket for Wellington Technical College Old Girls. She suspected it might be from before 1939.
Journalist and sports historian Ron Palenski has come up with a name for us.
"I'm pretty sure the pic is of Violet Aline Caton and Stuart Dick on their wedding day at All Saints', Kilbirnie, on Feb 26 1944.
The big clue was women in the uniform of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps presenting a bouquet of vegetables; another clue was that it was most likely a newspaper photo because of the quality.
Stuart Dick is wearing an RSA badge in the photo. He was a sergeant in the 25th Battalion."
He even attached a picture of the gravestone.

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14 minutes ago

Dog handlers turns heads

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Meet the dog walker who controls 16 dogs.
Drivers stop to take photos and after a ruff day, office workers come up to Phil Krieg​ to ask if they can pat the group of dogs accompanying him along the footpath.
It's a hard sight to miss in Wellington, Krieg in his bright yellow vest walking a large group of dogs, moving together as a calm and orderly canine collective.
With Krieg as their leader, the dogs sit when they were told and moved to the side to make way for runners, other dogs and those walking on the footpath.
In 2008, Krieg’s wife, Penny​, came up with their dog walking business, Loose Leash Dog Walking. Penny said they called it Loose Leash because that was the idea – walking the dogs on a loose leash and trusting them to behave.
The pair lead groups of dogs, ranging from 12 to 16, on walks around Wellington.

17 minutes ago

Looking for a double bass (broken or second hand)

Ayla from Mount Cook

Looking for a double bass! Broken or used would be ideal, but will take anything. Willing to pay if need be, need it for a final Masters project.
Please let me know if you have one and are willing to part with it!!

Thanks :)

22 hours ago

Karori Table Tennis Club - New Season Starts Soon

Raewyn from Kelburn

Hi Everyone

The Karori Table Tennis Club 2021 season is starting on the 3rd of May.

The club operates from the Karori Recreation Centre from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Monday nights, excluding public holidays and school holidays.

New Members are very welcome.

Hope to see you all there


Karori Table Tennis Club