30 days ago

Move to eventually get rid of pokies

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Wellington City Council is moving to eventually gte rid of pokie machines in the city.
Barring any last-minute changes of heart, a Wellington City Council committee will agree to the policy, meaning all existing pokie machine venues can keep operating, but no new permits will be issued and, over time, this will theoretically lead to fewer gambling machines.
The "sinking lid policy" is being driven by Cr Tabatha Paul.
If the eventual drop-off in pokie machines led to community groups getting less funding, Paul said it would be time for the central government to step in.
What do you think?

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3 days ago

SPCA Pet of the Day: Meet Charlotte

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

"I was a stray mum with kittens before coming to the SPCA.
Here's what my foster mum has to say about me:

Charlotte is a sweet wee girl, gentle and friendly with kittenish spirit coming through from time to time. She was initially nervous in her new environment, but patience and gentle encouragement has seen her become playful and sociable.

She likes being patted but isn't too fussed on being picked up and held (although this is improving) and isn't a lap cat at the moment. She spends some of her time in other rooms around the house but mostly likes company and comes when called.

She is an early riser and when she wants something can be quite vocal. She loves playing with small toys and moving things and gets quite absorbed watching action programmes on tv. A warning though, she loves electrical cables. She is a well adapted and house trained cat, and surprisingly, given her underlying nervousness, isn't scared of the vacuum cleaner, however I don't think she will like a rowdy household."

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12 hours ago

What's On: AND LIFE GOES ON… Kiarostami

David from Brooklyn

In the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, a filmmaker returns to a remote Iranian village. “A lyrical exploration of both rural village life and artistic responsibility.” –NY Times. See https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
AND LIFE GOES ON… Kiarostami
  • Embassy Grand
14 hours ago

Marsden Production Chicago High School edition - tickets on sale

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Featuring the hit songs “All That Jazz”, “Roxie”, “When You’re Good to Mama”, “Razzle Dazzle” and of course “Cell Block Tango”, Marsden's production of Chicago – The High School Edition is going to be a great night of entertainment.

The performances are Tuesday 25 May, Wednesday 26 May, Thursday 27 May and Friday 28 May at 7:30pm in the Marsden School Auditorium, Marsden Ave, Karori.

Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for students and can be purchased here: www.trybooking.co.nz...

We look forward to seeing you there!

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