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By Laura Kavanagh Best friends Ketah Bevan and Harry Maine have never been closer. Khandallah School student Ketah Bevan got his hair shaved off, in a fundraising school event last Thursday supporting his best friend Harry Maine. Ketah was one of 28 children and adults taking part in the Khandallah School ‘Funrazor’ – a one day challenge, where hair was chopped and shaved to

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WAY FORWARD: Housing Minister Nick Smith and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown signing the housing accord last week in Churton Park. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Construction of thousands of new homes will be fast tracked after a Wellington Housing Accord was signed at a Churton Park construction site last week. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Housing Minister Nick Smith signed the Accord last Tuesday, which sets a target of 7000 homes in five years. Under the Accord, the council would be given powers to "streamline and speed up" development regulations, Dr Smith said in a statement. The new rules will see Special Housing Areas identified where resource consents and District Plan changes can be fast-tracked to enable more homes, including

affordable ones to be built. Proposed areas for development include Churton Park, Kilbirnie, and Johnsonville, and include infill housing and apartment-style homes. Ms Wade-Brown says increasing the supply of good quality housing will give people more choice and make sure homes more accessible across a range of different price points. The joint announcement was also welcomed by Ohariu MP Peter Dunne. “We are constantly hearing about the housing pressures in Auckland and Christchurch but Wellington’s housing market is also significantly overheated. "I am very optimistic that the proposed, new housing areas in Churton Park and Johnsonville

will be approved and offer relief to these rapidly growing areas.” But Johnsonville Community Association President Graeme Sawyer says the Accord won’t achieve anything significant, as land is too expensive in Wellington. “Who in their right mind would want to buy a new shoebox with no yard in a suburb like Johnsonville in which to raise their family when you could buy a three bedroom house with a big back yard in Porirua or the Hutt Valley for less money and better amenities?” Last month the average sale price in the northern suburbs was $551,000 - higher than central and southern suburbs and the Hutt Valley.

Sacrifice for a friend Continued from page 1 Khandallah School managed to raise over $22,000 last count, over double what it expected to raise. Stylists from Mane Salon in Mt Cook generously donated their time and skills to chop and shave the volunteers hair, and all the long hair chopped is being donated to be used in wigs for cancer and alopecia sufferers. Event co-ordinator and participant Michelle Soper says the school community has had parents and children affected by cancer recently. “It is something I wanted to do and we have been overwhelmed by the response of the children – everyone was enthusiastic.” “Many families in our school community have experienced the impact of cancer on their friends or loved ones, and have given very generously.

Child Cancer Foundation Central Region Fundraising coordinator Scott Lancaster says he has never seen a head shave event at such a grand scale before. “It is an amazing achievement, especially to raise that amount of money.” Scott says the mission of the Child Cancer Foundation is to ensure no one walks the cancer journey alone. “Three children a week are diagnosed with cancer a week. “It is a huge hit on families.” The Child Cancer Foundation aims to reduce the impact of cancer by offering support services 365 days of the year, ensuring children and their families are supported, informed and well cared for at every stage of their journey. Acting Principal Warwick Austin is extremely proud of those who took part in the Funrazor.

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Familiar face leaves Karori By Laura Kavanagh A familiar face in the community is saying goodbye to Karori, at least for the time being. Former owner of Marsden Village Café Jeremy Marr sold the business last month, which he had been running for exactly seven years. It was Jeremy’s first business, and he took some professional guidance before choosing to take over the location. “I had been looking for a location for the café for six months, before finding this place. “It was certainly some hard yakka.” He had to buy all the equipment for the café and build it up, while still providing for the café’s regulars. “I was only thinking three or four years, but seven seems to be my number.” Jeremy says the Marsden Village community were very welcoming and he learned

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very quickly that to survive, he needed to listen to what the locals said. “It is very much a community, and despite making some changes, there were some favourites that had to stay.” He says the local businesses really support each other, and he has got to meet some really great people. “We have always had great baristas and staff, some staying on for years.” Jeremy’s philosophy has always been, ‘would I be happy getting this service, or getting this food?’. “It has been work in progress over the last seven years. “Certainly bloody hard work, but I’ve has enjoyed it.” Jeremy is keeping quiet about his plans for the future, but he has a beautiful new child to look after in the meantime. “I would like to thank the community. “I’ve made a lot of friends over the years.”

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Further consultation with residents on public transport By Dave Crampton Some northern suburbs communities are yet to be consulted on specific parts of the new regional public transport plan, but will be, the Greater Wellington regional Council says. A 10-year plan to greatly improve Wellington region’s public transport and get more people out of their cars and onto buses, trains and harbour ferries was adopted on 26 June by the regional council.


Paul Swain, the Regional Council’s public transport portfolio leader, says he is aiming for a 15-20 per cent increase in public transport patronage over the next few years. “A new fares and ticketing system will mean one card for all travel you won’t pay more for connections between modes and services, off-peak travel will be cheaper, and all under-19 year-olds will get half price fares.” Mr Swain says further con-

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inbriefnews Karori Youth Centre closed Choir group debut The Wellington Young Professionals Choir will be debuting with its inaugural concert at 7.30pm on Friday, July 11, at St John’s in Wellington. In their inaugural concert, the choir will perform a wide variety of styles, languages and eras, from Grieg, Schumann and Debussy to musical theatre and jazz. Tickets are available from or on the door; $10 for students and $5 for children.

until further notice By Laura Kavanagh The Karori Youth Centre is struggling to open its doors again after its temporary closure in May. The well-used centre located adjoining the Karori Community Centre has been

closed since coordinater Schnell Lemon resigned last May, without anyone to manage the centre. Barry Lovegrove of the Karori Community Centre Management Committee says it was very sad to see Schnell go and for the centre to close.

Free legal seminars Rainey Collins is offering a series of legal seminars for free on topics such as buying and selling property, relationship property and protecting your assets at the Churton Park Community Centre. The first seminar on Monday, July 14, at 7.15pm is about avoiding the pitfalls when buying a business.

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Capital writers The Writers on Mondays series returns to Wellington between July 14 and September 29 with a line-up of new fiction, poetry, scriptwriting and nonfiction. Presented by Victoria University of Wellington's International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) and Te Papa Museum, the series’ July sessions will feature Auckland-based novelist and journalist Tim Wilson and three new poets–Maria McMillan, Rachel O’Neill and Marty Smith–who will discuss their books and poetry collections. All the events will be held at Te Papa, The Marae, level 4. Admission is free.

CLOSED: Barry Lovegrove of the Karori Community Centre Management Committee would like to see such a vital resource to the community opened up again soon.

Disappointment over trolley bus decision By Laura Kavanagh The decision to phase out trolley buses in Wellington in 2017 by the Greater Wellington Regional Council has been met with disappointment from NZ Bus. NZ Bus Chief Executive Zane Fulljames says it is a strong advocate of modernising Wellington’s bus network to make it more efficient, reliable and accessible for everyone. “While today’s decision to terminate trolley bus services is disappointing, we will take some time to reflect on how this will impact on our business.” He says what is most important now is that a clear and sensible transition plan is developed which provides certainty for all parties.

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“It was very disappointing when things went belly-up at Schnell’s departure.” Due to a lack of funding for youth workers in mid-2013, hours of the youth centre had to be cut to 20 hours a week. This led to Schnell Lemon’s resignation in May 2014, and the temporary closure of the youth centre. Barry says it is very important the centre survives. “There is no point if having a facility if it is empty. “We need to take care of our youth.” He says a group of the young people who used to use the centre have approached the management in regards to opening the youth centre up again. “There are a group of young people who have recognised the youth centre as valuable.” Barry says what defines a healthy community is to the extent to reach out and does what it can to to include everyone. The management are currently looking for a replacement for Schnell, and funding to ensure the future of the Karori Youth Centre. “Having a youth centre is a statement of the position of youth in the community, that youth are important,” Barry says.

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New intersection safety campaign Red-light runners may end up seeing red thanks to an intersection safety campaign being launched by the Wellington City Council this week. Drivers, including red and orange light runners, who spoke to The Independent Herald support the campaign. Over the next few months, the ‘Stop on Red’ campaign will remind drivers who run red lights that it’s not worth the risk. Evidence of the campaign will be seen on billboards, bus backs and in

the media. Churton Park resident Roland Fuchs admits to inadvertently running a red light. While he supports the Stop on Red campaign, he says he “occasionally speeds up for an orange one.” The Council’s Safe and Sustainable Transport Manager, Paul Parker, says red-light running is a big problem in Wellington. “On average there are 26 deaths or serious injuries resulting from crashes occurring at intersections in Wellington every year.” Police will also be out in force; the council has no power to ticket red

light runners. “This campaign will be supported with police enforcement at intersections,” police spokesperson Jason McCarthy says. Gordon Raymond, who drives to Johnsonville to work each day, doesn’t see much red-light running, but he supports the extra enforcement. “I don’t have a problem with it. I think (red light running) is occasionally a problem – I’m unsure of the extent.” Z service stations and Vehicle Testing New Zealand (VTNZ) are also helping to promote the Stop on Red message within their stores.

Karori constable raising money for cancer By Laura Kavanagh Your local Karori Constable needs your support raising money for child cancer. Jono Leach is taking part in the Dean Gifford Memorial Stair Climb and Head Shave, racing up 26 flights of stairs in Wellington highest building, the Majestic Centre. A number of police and potentially fire officers will be doing the event to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation, a cause deceased police officer Dean Gifford was a strong advocate for. Jono has a goal of fundraising $700 for the foundation. He is a keen runner, having completed many half marathons, an iron man and an ultra marathon this year. “I thought this would be a good cause and I love running. “Cancer is something so massive; most people have been affected in some way, or know someone who has.” Jono is feeling fairly confident of his fitness, although he has been training up the stairs of the central police station and running up Mt Kaukau.

“I ran 74km this year in Rotorua doing an ultra-marathon. “It is the most difficult thing I have ever done,” he says. “But if you know you can do something, you can do it. It’s a mind thing.” He is contemplating wearing his police vest on the day, which will add 8kg to his frame. Despite being keen to make a good time up the stairs, Jono it is not about making a quick time but raising money for the

foundation. He has created a web page where people online can donate and it reads: “I’ve created this page because I want to make a difference. “The more people that know about child cancer foundation the greater their impact so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family.” He hopes the community of Karori will get behind him by donating or coming along to the stair climb July 26 from 4pm.  To donate, go to his page jonathan

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The Wellington City Council's reorganised parking services unit starts work this week. The unit will now be directly employed by the council after almost 20 years of being employed by a private contractor. The back office processing of parking tickets is also now in-house. The decision to return the unit in-house was made late last year and endorsed by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and Councillors. The parking officers will have new technology in the form of handheld devices at their fingertips – making their jobs easier.

Day of Silence at Onslow College By Laura Kavanagh A group of Onslow College students spent Friday in absolute silence. The students were taking part in the Day of Silence, a day of action in which students across the country vow to take a form of silence to call attention to the silencing effect of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying, name calling and harassment in schools. The QSA (queer straight alliance) Network Aotearoa, a national organisation that works to make schools safer for queer and trans youth, brought the Day of Silence campaign to schools across the country for the first time this Friday June 27, with over 40 schools signed up to take part. The Day of Silence was founded in 1996 at the University of Virginia and now takes place in over 70 countries worldwide. “The campaign is about drawing attention to the silencing effect that bullying can have on young people who have a diverse sexual orientation or gender identity,” Tabby Besley, Chairperson of QSA Network Aotearoa says. “The idea behind the campaign is to bring attention to the issue so there can then be follow up actions to break the silence.” Statistics from the Youth 2007 report conducted by the University of Auckland show that same or

DAY OF SILENCE: Onslow College students Cole Hampton, Andie Moore, Ben Reason, and Alex Ker spent last Friday in silence raising awareness of bullying in schools of queer and trans people.

both-sex attracted young people are three times more likely than their heterosexual peers to be bullied on a weekly basis Student Ben Reason says they are trying to address not just the obvious examples of prejudices but the ingrained subconscious steretypes people may have. “For example, it not necessarily the intent of offensive words but

the actual use of it.” He says he is passionate about the cause as no one should feel uncomfortable or paranoid about expressing their gender identity. Student Cole Hampton says they feel labelled by friends or family based on their assumptions. “We haven’t been spoken to properly, it feels as though we’ve been well…silenced.”

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STRONG SUPPORT: A recent meeting of the Karori Community Hall Trust. Councillor Simon Woolf, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Trustee Wallace Simmers, Councillor Andy Foster, Councillor Jo Coughlan, and Tim Duncan who is a Patron of the Trust.

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Centre and supported by the Karori Community Hall Trust, making it an affordable venue for public and private use,” says Trustee Wallace Simmers. “It will be a centre where 26,000 Western Suburbs residents can connect through their interests. And the wider Wellington region is invited too, space permitting!” The Wellington City Council in the 2014/2015 draft Annual Plan process allocated $260,000 in the 2014/15 financial year to the project, and agreed in principle that should the St Johns Hall site be declared surplus and sold, that the proceeds would be allocated to the Karori Community Hall/ Event Centre. Substantial contributions from the community included $68,000+ in pledges from the general public and a grant of $250,000 from the'Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust/ The Lion Foundation' in December 2013.





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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Question: What food do you crave the most on cold, windy days?

Sean O’Connor, Johnsonville

Donna Smart, Johnsonville

Thelma St-John, Ngauranga

Zelia Smart, Johnsonville

Geoffrey Wood, Newlands

Michael Howard, Newlands

“Weetbix and warm milk.”

“Hot soup.”

“Rich stew with meat and carrots.”

“Any kind of homemade soup made by mum.”

“I just picked up some nice crusty bread to eat with hot soup for lunch.”

“Hot homemade soup with lots of vegetables”


to the editor

Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

People’s Power

Ohariu Voters 35% supported the Labour candidate. Current polling shows a slightly bigger gap, again in my favour, because Labour’s vote has fallen away. The “People” in Ohariu seem to be speaking pretty clearly!

Dear Ed, The ever-deluded People’s Power group claim I fail to represent the majority of Ohariu voters, because I have supported legislation advanced by John Key’s government, consistent with National’s confidence and supply agreement with UnitedFuture. Well, at the last election just over 58% of Ohariu voters supported either me or the National candidate - whereas only

Yours sincerely, Hon Peter Dunne MP for Ohariu

Transmission Gully Dear Ed, I'm writing in reply to the article 'Transmission Gully', 25 June 2014. Peter Dunne is wrong if he thinks this road is essential to Wellington's future development. The National Freight Demands Study shows road freight has fallen since 2006 and traffic volumes are stagnating. The NZ Transport Agency itself consid-

ers this a low value road. Experience tells us the construction costs will greatly exceed the $1.3 billion budget. In addition, National wants to build the road privately, risking massive cost overuns and decades of taxpayer levies. Transmission Gully is a white elephant, and there are better things to spend those billions on. These include improving

safety along State Highway one, free doctor's visits for under-18s, insulating Kiwi homes, better public transport and investing in sustainable business. These are what Ohariu needs, not another motorway running through it.

Dear Ed, Murray Gray requests I provide "true facts". Clearly he not read my last letter that he was responding to (June 18) where I provided the "true fact" that the Ohariu electorate turned out a 64.6% NO vote against asset sales in a citizens imitated referendum. 64.6% is a clear majority of Ohariu voters. True fact. Private polling such as Mr Gray refers to, with a sample of approximately one thousand can't compare to a public referendum with a turnout of over a million. Catherine Bindon Woodridge

Tane Woodley, Candidate Ohariu Greens

Matariki in Wadestown PHOTOS SUPPLIED

The Wadestown community came together on Saturday to celebrate Matariki. Held at St Luke’s Hall,

those who came along got a chance to learn a new skill including making flax flowers, poi and raku and

Manu tukutuku- kites. The event was organised by a number of community groups in the Wadestown area.

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MAKING MUSIC: Raroa Music Centre orchestra conductor Alistair Gilkison leads the young players.

Lively concert presented by young orchestra By Glenise Dreaver The Raroa Music Centre Orchestra held its first concert of the year on Saturday, June 21. Nearly thirty players, some of the 250 who attend the centre’s Saturday morning classes, worked hard to present nine pieces to an audience of some sixty parents and supporters. They started with a rousing rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” and ended with the more demanding Sinfonia by Telemann. It was a bitter-sweet occasion for violin and orchestra tutor Alina Junc, who is to continue her violin studies at Auckland University. The young orchestra played Auld Lang

Syne to farewell her and the final verse, which she played alone, was a sweet and poignant presentation ending her five years of service. At the close of the concert conductor and organiser Alistair Gilkison extended an open invitation to enrol in the classes, which offer offer group lessons to primary school children, on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums, brass, keyboard, recorder, choir, and orchestra. “Or you can join us in the orchestra if you have learnt an instrument for one or two years, even if you haven’t learnt it here,” Alistair says.  Alistair can be contacted on 9205-606 or e mail him at agcmusic@paradise.,

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GREAT ESCAPE: Potter (on the right) with brother Harry

The Great (Cat) Escape One of our local furry friends has been found after being missing for five days. In the early hours of a very warm Monday morning cat Potter Rowland thought about taking an early morning walk. He went down Burgess Road and up a rather lot of stairs leading to Chapman Street and then on to the top of one of the water reservoirs off Chapman Street. His two distraught parents put leaflets around the neighbourhood,

local vets and community notice boards. They walked up and down the streets trying to get his attention if he was nearby, and even put his mug shot on Pets on the Net website. He was eventually found on the reservoir roof. The Wellington City Council came and opened the locked gates so Potter could be rescued. He was reunited with his parents somewhat dehydrated but otherwise fine.

Old St Pauls top landmark By Dave Crampton Wellington’s Old St Pauls in Thorndon is one of the country’s top three landmarks, as voted by visitors and tourists. The historic place is cared for by Heritage New Zealand (formerly the New Zealand Historic Places Trust), and came in third place as voted by Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Award. Constructed entirely of native timbers, Old St Paul’s is one of New Zealand’s greatest heritage places. “This property is an authentic heritage experience for visitors, whether they’re New Zealanders or tourists from overseas,” Heritage chief executive Bruce Chapman says. “The comments and feedback we receive from these visitors is reflected in the Trip Advisor results.” Old St Pauls was the top ranking heritage place. The Kerikeri Mission Station and Pompallier Mission in Russell came in fourth and sixth respectively. Mr Chapman says the presence of three heritage places in the top 10 reflects the importance of heritage sites. “Heritage is a significant drawcard for visitors.

THIRD PLACE: Old St Pauls in Thorndon has been voted one of the country’s top landmarks.

“There are real opportunities for communities to use their local heritage to encourage visitors to come and spend time.”

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0 P WILD CLASSROOM: Young visitors at the Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary often enjoy interacting with native wildlife, like this tuatara.

School holidays at Zealandia By Sai Raje Massey Journalism Student

There is an exciting week ahead for children who love getting up, close and personal to the wild outdoors. Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary has organised a school holiday programme for children aged 5 to 12 years, with a love for nature. About 50 children have signed up for the five-day programme already, which will run between July 7 and 11. Each of the programme’s five days will focus on a specific theme. Monday is about reptiles and waterways, Tuesday is for a Matariki and Carter Observatory field trip, Wednesday is about pests and traps, Thursday is for birds and Friday is about bugs and slugs. Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary education team leader Darren Van Hoos says this is so that children can join in on any day of their choice and make the most of the


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Getting crafty with felting By Laura Kavanagh If the children are needing something to do these school holidays, the Churton Park Community Centre has something to get their creative juices flowing. Churton Park Community Centre is holding Crafty Fish and Chip Fridays during the holidays, offering a range of different crafts including felting.

Jann Freitas is running the felting class, and has her own business, Jinglebugs, selling handmade felted crafts. “I have always been into craft, and used to knit and crochet clothes for Barbies.” It was not until seeing the crafts her daughter was playing with at playgroup Jann started to get more serious about felting. “Felting just grabbed me.” Felting is the process of tak-

ing sheep’s fleece and adding water and agitation. Jann says the children in her classes all use the same wetfelting techniques of taking colourful unspun wool, adding warm soapy water, then patting, rolling and squishing the wool. “There is no sewing, no glue. Just a bit of felting magic.” Jann says felting is her passion because she loves wool

and natural products, and you can be really creative. “I love seeing what the kids make because they always think out of the box.” Children will get a chance to try out a range of different crafts on the Friday class followed by a lunch of Fish and Chips at Takeaway Churton. Jann is excited about being involved and says Churton Park Community Centre is getting a great reputation for its holiday classes. “I ran a class last holiday and the centre was very supportive. “I had to run another class because the first one was booked out.” The classes are aimed at five to ten year olds and Jann says all the children will get to take home a bag of goodies they have created.  For more information, contact Beckie at the Churton Park Community Centre on 830 4802 or Beckie.duffy@ CREATIVE FELTING: Some of the felting creations Jann Freitas has taught children to make.

Buggy group in Churton Park By Laura Kavanagh A new buggy walk group in Churton Park is gaining traction. The group of mothers and babies was started up earlier this year when new mother Lauren Molhoek recognised there was a need in the local area. “I first came to see Beckie at the community centre, for selfish reasons because I was lonely, and bored at home.” Lauren says she wanted to meet other new mums but similar groups were costly. The Churton Park Community Centre posted on its Facebook page a buggy walk for mums and bubs, and the call was well received with

ten local Mums turning up on the first walk, with babies in tow. “We all chatted and decided we would do one every week,” Lauren says. The group meet every Monday at 10am for a walk around Churton Park followed by a coffee and maybe a slice at the local café. “People are starting to notice us as a train of buggies.” The new mums say the group has been great because they can talk to each other and ask for advice. Lauren says as a new mother, it can feel very isolated. “No one talks about it but it gets quite lonely, especially when your child sleeps.” She says the babies sleep

most of the buggy walk, giving the Mums plenty of time to chat and socialise. The free group and now planning to start a playgroup in the near future to be held at the Churton Park community centre. Lauren says anyone is welcome to come along for the walk, regardless of being a mother or not and can also bring respective pets and children along. “It’s a good way to get out of the house,” Lauren says.  For more information contact Beckie at the Churton Park Community Centre: Buggy walks will continue throughout the school holidays.

Hon Bill English joins Karori Business Breakfast

Managing a growing economy: Hon Bill English addressing those at the Karori Business Breakfast last month. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

By Laura Kavanagh

SUPPORT FOR MUMS: Lydia Ayto and Jamie Wong, Lauren Molhoek and Olivia Molhoek, and Nicola Hall and Jayden Love have been getting to know each other on recent buggy walks.

Karori had a special visitor last month at the second annual Karori Business Breakfast. Minister of Finance, the Hon Bill English, spoke to over 60 Rotarians and Karori business people over breakfast at the Karori Park Café on Thursday June 19. His address was titled “Managing a Growing Economy” in which he spoke of his recent Budget and the state of the economy. Comparing the forecast of the 2013 Budget, Mr English showed GDP was currently tracking ahead of those forecasts and although projected to rise, interest rates were well contained. He said although Crown debt had increased from around $10.3 billion to a forecast $65.5 billion by 2016/17, this was very largely the effect of costs associated with the Christch-

urch earthquake and while a modest surplus of $372 million was forecast for the current financial year, this was confidently expected to rise to $3,485 over the next three years. Mr English also emphasised the government was striving for better efficiency in all areas of the economy, and reductions in the crime rate and in job-seeking benefits were two examples where these savings are being achieved. When questioned on the age of entitlement English said he was comfortable with his government’s decision to hold the existing age of entitlement at 65. The Business Breakfasts in Karori are the initiative of the Rotary Club of Karori in partnership with ANZ Bank and are being held every 6 to 8 weeks. Those being invited to speak are expected to be of interest to those in business within the Karori area.

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Student speaks about ‘fitting in’ Onslow College student Julie Hillel recently competed in the annual Lions Clubs Young Speechmaker contest. Julie was sponsored by Johnsonville Lions Club to compete in the contest held in Dannevirke. The contest is open to young adults aged between 17 and 21 with a national prize of six weeks in the USA and Canada hosted by local Lions Club members. Contestants had to give a six minute prepared speech on any topic, and a two minute impromptu speech. Julie chose as her topic to discuss what it means to be a New Zealander, where do migrants fit in, and the

issues faced by people of different ethnic backgrounds who may be born in New Zealand but are still not seen as, nor treated like, ‘proper’ New Zealanders. Her message was to have faith in ourselves, not to accept racism and not to take time to know people before judging them. The impromptu speech topic was “why”, and Julie spoke about annoying people when she was young by asking ‘why’ all the time. However this meant that she learned a lot as she grew up. Also Julie says that there are times when it is better not to ask ‘why’, but just to do things.

Chair of Johnsonville Lions Club Youth Committee Sandra Gaelic says although Julie was not placed, the contest gave young adults the opportunity to improve their skills and relate to other likeminded people. The winning contestant was sponsored by a Napier Lions Club. “For audience members it was satisfying to see and hear positive aspects of our future leaders,” Sandra says. “Our club will definitely continue to sponsor contestants with the next competition to be in June next year”. SPEAKING OUT: Onslow College student Julie Hillel giving her speech in Dannevirke

Do you want to add a little drama to your life? Khandallah Arts Theatre is holding an Open Day this Saturday, July 5. Drop in any time between 12 noon and 3pm for a free cuppa and sizzling sausage, and to catch a glimpse behind the scenes-props, lighting, sound and more. There will be fun activities for children and adults and a chance to win free tickets to our upcoming production The Importance of Being Earnest. If you've ever wondered about being on or behind the stage, or just want to get involved in a


INGTON VOLUNTARY SERVICE OMINATIONS ARE Nominations for the NOW presentation of the 2013 North Voluntary Service Awards are now being called. The awards Nominations for theCALLED presentation of theWellington 2014 North Wellington recognise and acknowledge those members of the area who perform voluntary services encompassing social, cultural and

Voluntary Service Awards tation of the 2012 North Wellington Voluntary Service are now being called. The awards recognise environmental activity in the those northern suburbs of Wellington. d. The awards recognise and acknowledge and acknowledge those members of the area who perform voluntary erform voluntary services encompassing social, cultural services encompassing cultural andoutstanding environmental activity in the in theOrganisations northern suburbs of Wellington. who have volunteerssocial, who have performed service and who meet the are invited to nominate anyofmembers for consideration by the Awards Committee. northern suburbs Wellington.

unteers who have performed outstanding service and ceiving an award, are invited to nominate any members To qualify for an award the person nominated ards Committee.

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voluntary service: are ed onForms the formal Nomination Formfrom: and must include all 1.available Without any form of remuneration Newlands Community Centre 2. For a minimum period of five years Johnsonville Citizens Advice Bureau Johnsonville Community Centre the geographical Hon Peter Dunnearea MP inbetween Johnsonville Community Centre, 3. Office Withinofthe Tawa/Linden in the north re Electorate e Bureau Johnsonville Community Centre or Secretary ofChartwell/Crofton Committee to Downs in the south and Kaiwharawhara and Peter Dunne MP in Johnsonville Community Centre, Ohariu Valley in the east and west.

nFurther the awards can be obtained fromawards the Secretary, information on the can be obtained from the Secretary, Ray Good on Telephone 235 8819 (day) or 971-3686 (evening) phone 235 8819 (day) or 971-3686 (evening) Nominations be lodged onFoundation the formal Nomination mustPrior To Friday 19 July 2013 Principal Sponsormust The Trusts Community Ltd. Nominations Form Must Beand Received or The Trusts Community Foundation Ltd

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local community group, the group would love to meet you.  Khandallah Arts Theatre open day Saturday July 5, 12 Noon- 3pm Cochran Hall, Cashmere Avenue School, Khandallah. See the Facebook page www.facebook. com/Khandallah Arts Theatre, or website for more information.


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Local romance author moves to ebooks By Laura Kavanagh A local romance author has joined forces with other kiwi romance writers diving into the global world of digital publishing. Independent author and Wellingtonian Kris Pearson is one of the seven authors involved in the set Second Chances, exclusive to the iBooks store. K r is has contr ibuted her New Zealand-set romance The Wrong Sister - a book Kris calls "contemporary romance on the sizzling side" - and she was keen to take part in this set after she

and three other authors tried a similar promotion last year. "It was nice working with a group instead of isolation as an indie author normally does." For authors, who have been publishing independently, the boxed set is becoming a popular promotional strategy for authors. They're sold at a bargain price – Second Chances is on sale for 99c and includes seven novels that would normally sell for around $4 each. Kris has been self- publishing for two and a half years now, and began after years of

DIGITAL MARKET: Wellington romance author Kris Pearson has joined forces with other authors stepping into the digital world.

frustration with traditional print publishers. “My voice was never liked, revisions were suggested and sent, much time was wasted waiting for replies - 18 months in one memorable case.” So Kris and fellow Second Chances author Diana Fraser learned how to self-publish. "We proved that our stories were right for thousands of other romance readers around the world - and probably a lot of Mills and Boonies, too." Diana Fraser, who is behind the Second Chances boxed set says it is all about offering read-

ers a good deal. “In our case we've made the bundle exclusive to iBooks. We have a good relationship with them and they've been very supportive.” Kris says it is great to be able to reach not only her current readers, but "new people who'd just like to try something different and who can't resist a bargain of seven books for 99c."  The boxed set can be preordered on-line from www.

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Courtenay clinic on the move…. Courtenay Cosmetic Clinic, a Wellington leader in laser, skin and appearance medicine treatments is on the move to a bright, beautiful and modern location at 22 Johnsonville Road. The new high profile location on the main road of Johnsonville reflects the growth of Courtenay Clinic since it was founded four years ago. By specialising in affordable beauty treatments that deliver real results for clients Courtenay Clinic now boasts three locations (Courtenay Place, The Terrace and Johnsonville) and a specialised team of beauty and medical professionals that are committed to offering the highest standard of care for clients. The new location in Johnsonville is indicative of changing attitudes towards appearance medicine and the other treatments Courtenay Clinic specialise in. “Whilst

appearance medicine is not for everyone, there is a growing number of Wellingtonians who consider it normal part of their beauty regime” says Judy Williams the founder of Courtenay Clinic. Appearance medicine can be used to treat wrinkles, enhance features, shape lips and generally boost the skins radiance. Courtenay Clinic is also a leader in laser hair removal offering the medical-grade Candela GentleLASE which is considered the industry benchmark for dealing with unwanted hair. “Laser hair removal is certainly growing in popularity with both men and woman as they realise just how easy and effective quality treatment can be” explains Judy. Courtenay Clinic offers complementary consultations for all its treatments.

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In Newlands, a garage in Black Rock Road was broken into where bolt cutters were used to cut through the padlock. A number of electronic items, including a TV stored in the garage were taken. Another burglary occurred at a house in Kenmore Street, where entry was obtained via a jemmied wooden framed window, breaking the glass in the process. A large quantity of wine, a DVD player, camera, cell phone, laptop computer and a hard drive were stolen. Also in Newlands, a silver Mazda Atenza was stolen from the driveway of a house Salford Street. In Khandallah, a burglary took place at a large store in Ganges Road. A smashed window was the point of entry and cash appears to have been the target. Tills and drawers were searched but it is not known at this stage what was actually taken. An alarm was activated and cctv footage is available for

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Police examination. Tagging was carried out on a wall of a house in Dekka Street. In Ngaio, an attempt was made to steal the battery of a truck but the thieves were frustrated but a stubborn bolt securing it to the vehicle. A red Subaru Impreza, parked overnight in the driveway of a house in Kenya Street, was stolen. Another Subaru Impreza, this one silver in colour, parked during the day in Awarua Street, was also stolen. In Churton Park, a burglary occurred at a business premises in Westchester Drive, where the offenders used tools to wrench open the main doors. Footage from cctv shows three males ripping the cash till off the counter and carrying it away with them. In Crofton Downs a burglary took place at a house in Chartwell Drive, where business papers were apparently searched for and stolen.





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Former St Teresa’s student sporting success By Laura Kavanagh There must have been something in the Karori water in 2005. A photo pulled out of the archives of St Teresa’s School’s first XV rugby that year has a number of national and international sports stars. The recent IRB World Rugby Championships held in Auckland prompted the school to pull out some old photos as it had two of the old boys playing in the tournament – Etimani Sului (Samoa) and Asosi Tuimavave (New Zealand). Two of Etimani’s younger siblings are current students so the school community was watching his progress with interest. St Teresa’s found the photo from 2005 and discovered these two boys weren’t the only ones in it who have gone on to achieve

national honours in their sport. This team also had three other students who have represented NZ in their chosen sport, including Nicholas Blundell (NZ U19 Cricket Team), Maddie Chapman (U20 NZ Javelin champ) and Michael Lowe (NZ Handball rep). St Teresa’s say having five national representatives from one year is a great achievement for a small school and it is proud of its achievements. Current students will be inspired to see former students doing so well. In addition to the 2005 team, former pupil Tim Brown had a successful professional football career with both the Wellington Phoenix and the All Whites. The school will be following another ex-student Samantha Lucie-Smith, who is in the NZ swim team for Glasgow this

STUDENTS SUCCESS: A photo of St Teresa’s in Karori’s first XV rugby team in 2005 including Etimani Sului, Asosi Tuimavave, Nicholas Blundell, Maddie Chapman, and Michael Lowe. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Wellington Rugby League Results: PREMIERS Wainuiomata Lions 34 Def. Porirua Vikings 8 University Hunters 44 Def. Upper Hutt Tigers 22 Te Aroha Eels 74 Def. St George Dragons 10 Randwick Kingfishers 88 Def. Petone Panthers 4

Points Table: Randwick Kingfishers 21, Te Aroha Eels 20, University 17, Wainuiomata 16, Porirua 14, St George Dragons 3, Upper Hutt Tigers 3, Petone Panthers 2. RESERVES Randwick Kingfishers 58 Def. Trentham Titans 14

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Johnsonville go down to Wests Support for young coaches By Laura Kavanagh By Dan Whitfield Johnsonville’s campaign in the under 85kg division is lacking the momentum it had earlier in the season, following another loss. In the first round, Johnsonville played well against Wests, but appeared to be in the wrong head space for the recent matchup – losing 25-12. The weekend’s game started strong with a lot of communication between the forwards and backs in the Johnosnville squad. This led to the first try being scored by Thurston Patu. Despite good set plays, Wests managed to up the score and were leading at half time. In the second half, West came out strong and dominated – and the Johnsonville communication lacked the intensity it had in the half before. A highlight of the second half was a great chip-and-chase try by Jesse Cudby, scoring under the posts. This was converted by Corey Field. The team’s player-coach Eddie Rakanui says the scoreline flattered them but probably the right result. “Awesome defence at times but a couple of missed one-on-one tackles and we ended up under our posts,” he says. It was a disappointing loss but Johnsonville hopes to come alive this weekend when the side takes on MSP Green at Newlands Park, with kick off

set for 3pm. The Johnsonville under 85kg side is sponsored by Superloans. In other games of last week’s round, the club’s premier side beat Poneke, 7-3. A team spokesperson it was a tough game with a somewhat depleted team fronting a confident Poneke team playing on its home turf. Poneke took its chances and defended well against Johnsonville’s raid at the try line. In the senior seconds division, Johnsonville beat Stokes Valley, winning 13-5. The club’s colts side lost 12-36 against a strong Poneke side. Colts player of the day was Cam Mako. Johnsonville’s cripples lost 5-23 against Wests Mixed Veges, and the club’s presidents side lost 5-10 to Norths White. In college rugby, the Newlands first XV won 41-14 against Heretaunga, managing to remain unbeaten. The Newlands second XV won 32-15 against Rongotai, also unbeaten this season. Onslow College’s first XV narrowly lost 24-27 against Scots. This was the first loss for Onslow against the top team in grade.  Newlands Park plays host to the Woodridge colts set to take on Kapiti at 1.15pm. Johnsonville’s cripples come up against the Ories this week, playing at the Polo Ground at 3pm; while the presidents verse Petone at the Petone Recreation Ground at 3pm.

Sport Wellington recently ran a workshop at Newlands College to prepare the coaches of the future. Beginner coaches are being taught the ins and outs of coaching at the KiwiSport ‘Getting Started in Coaching’ workshop -organised by Regional Sports Trust, Sport Wellington. The entry level workshop is aimed at new or potential coaches, whether it be parents, teachers, students or volunteers. The course is designed to provide an opportunity for coaches to develop their general coaching skills and their confidence to provide a positive coaching experience for others. It aims to teach basic introductory coaching concepts, while providing an insight into what coaching is and how to effectively coach at this level. Sandra Edge, who has had a lifetime involvement with netball, facilitated the session with Newlands College students last week. She was impressed saying the students were quite experienced already in coaching. Sandra got the budding coaches to teach each other a skill, and then assess each other. “A good coach is passionate, organised, and gets a thrill out of seeing the confidence grow in their players.”she says the Northern suburbs are producing a great number of future athletes, which is a credit to the coaches in the area.

COACHING: Many of the Newlands College students already have experience coaching sports.

COACHING: Sandra Edge giving the young coaches from Newlands College instructions for a coaching activity.  For more information, visit the sport Wellington Website

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