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Show Time Khandallah’s Lucy Marinkovich is set for a busy year that will take her down south to Dunedin for six months from April. By Jacob Page

Lucy Marinkovich has plenty on her plate and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Lucy is set to present and choreograph ‘Thursday’ which is set to Wellington Railway Station from a place of transportation and transit into a scene of high romance and nostalgia in this duet full of drama and stunning dancing. The performances begin today and run through until Sunday as part of the ‘What if the City was Theatre’ event. Continued on page 2. Thursday by Khandallah’s Lucy Marinkovich for Borderline Arts Ensemble is set to take over the Wellington Railway Station today and throughout the weekend. Photo: Philip Merry.



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Opportunity knocks for talented choreographer Continued from page 1. “It’s so lovely to bring this work back for a return season… It focuses on intimacy and touch and after the year we’ve just had, I think it’s a great play, ” she says. Lucy says the Wellington Railway Station is the perfect setting for the play. “Hopefully we will catch people as they’re getting off a train or boarding a train and they can get swept up in this whimsical experience if only for a moment or two. “When I was putting this together, I wanted it to be site specific for the Wellington Railway Station. “When we last did it, some people would run past in an effort to get to their train and others would stop and stare so it was a real privilege and it will be again.” A for mer memb er of Aotearoa’s esteemed Footnote New Zealand Dance Company and Guest Artist for The New Zealand Dance Company. . In 2017 Lucy was invited to join the Leadership Network of the Asia New Zealand Foundation and in 2018 was a recipient of the Arts Founda-

Thursday by Lucy Marinkovich for Borderline Arts Ensemble is set to wow both the suspecting and the unsuspecting audience at the Wellington Railway Station this week. Photo: Philip Merry.

tion’s prestigious Harriet Friedlander New York Residency. Following ‘Thursday’ Lucy’s show, her production of ‘Strasbourg 1518’ will be part of the Auckland Arts Festival in March then return to Circa Theatre. The performance explores the true events of a dancing plague from the middle ages. She will then travel to Dunedin for six months to be become the


2021 Arts Fellow of the University of Otago, when she will take up the Caroline Plummer Fellowship in Community Dance to teach dance classes for people living with Parkinson’s Disease. “A couple of years ago I did a teacher training course for people with Parkinson’s and it’s pretty amazing the positive affect dance can have on people living with the disease.

“I think it helps them unlock movement in their brains that they weren’t able to do before it. “When I was in New York I did some volunteer work with the leading place for dancing with Parkinson’s in Brooklyn so it all just grew from there. “We have an aging population and this is a way people can get a sense of confidence in their own bodies and it also helps socially.”

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front of us to answer questions on runoff and other materialand ending up inthey our are their performance how harbours, especially the Porirua harbour in spending tax payers money. It’s called the case of development north of the annualand reviews. Later in the year Johnsonville Newlands. The Wellington we them back, with theexisting relevant City get Council are concerned that the cabinet Minister, to question infrastructure cannot handle the pressurethem it comes underthey when new on how are housing goingareas to are spend developed. Existing infrastructure is aging next financial year’s budget.  My old and needs upgrading across ourskills city, as come detective interviewing evidenced by recent pipe failures. An in handy!  We had Air New Zealand advantage of intensification of existing areas in lastmore week andtherefore the timing wasn’t means people, more so good to forpaythem as upgrades. they had some ratepayers for those hard questions to face over work they Developers of course make a Arabian profit, were doing for need the toSaudi and wish keep their compliance costs as navy. In tosome ways it distracted from low as possible. Many believe the Resource the issue of their survival without Management Act is too cumbersome. We as government loans. government for our part have undertaken to Obviously this requires me to spend rewrite that act. considerable time inbut parliament, but I The feedback was good, the success will can be there found Sunday mornings be when aremost sufficient affordable houses to meet demand. That isJohnsonville certainly my at the increasingly vibrant goal as your MP. School Fruit and Vege Market. Finally, the new sports complex at That, and of course having a vibrant and Alex Moore Park is nearly finished functioning Johnsonville Shopping Centre we and can allitbewill proudbe of. an asset that future generations will enjoy. Too find out  how There’syou plentycan to be contribute getting on with.see the details in this paper or go online to http://www.alexmoorepark.org.nz/

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Jared’s passion for peace honoured with a global award By Jacob Page

A late Karori man’s passion for human rights and world peace has been honoured with his name being linked to a global peace prize bearing his name. Jared Hatten was a senior correspondent for Organisation for World Peace (OWP) when he died from leukaemia at the age of 24, in January 2019. Jared was so well-regarded by OWP, they renamed their annual global award they give out to individuals or organisations considered outstanding in promoting world peace after Jared. The fi rst recipient of the

Jared Hatten Award for Peace Promotion in 2020 was Greta Thunberg, and this year’s recipient, just a fortnight ago, was War Child International. Jared’s parents Peter and Linda, say their youngest son had had a passion for writing from a young age. “He was a very peaceful and quiet individual, ” Linda says. “We remember him from as young as four-years-old that he’d write and illustrate himself in pencil and I knew from a young age that he had a gift and he found an outlet in the Organisation for World Peace. “He wanted to get into policy

work, and unfortunately, on the day he died he was meant to have his first day working at the Ministry of Social Development.” Linda says the family knew Jared was doing well but they weren’t aware of the positive impact he was having. “Jared was a quiet man and may not have been aware of the impact he was having. “The award being named after him makes us really proud and I think Jared would be slightly embarrassed but quite chuffed at the same time. “It’s nice for him to have a legacy and we’re blown away by it. “He was a pretty amazing young man really.”

big sister’s Cinderella five years ago. TJ says although he is following family tradition he will be a bit nervous as he’s never done anything like this before. He plays John the boy who’s read lots of books so knows just how to cope when a dragon takes up residence nearby. New Zealand playwright Carl Nixon has injected much humour into this simple tale of a boy who befriends a dragon who writes poetry and is not scary at all. John (TJ) finds a way to stop St George, a conceited knight, killing her. Reason and friendship win the day. People are being encouraged to bring the family and bring a picnic for a hilarious and heart-warming hour at Khan-

inbrief news Fifth arrest in Karori homicide investigation Police have arrested and charged a fifth person in relation to the murder of Rau Tongia, in Karori on December 20, last year. The 27-year-old woman has been charged with the wounding of Mr Tongia with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and with being party to his murder. She appeared in Wellington District Court on Friday The investigation into Mr Tongia’s murder is continuing.

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Khandallah Arts Theatre presents The Reluctant Dragon Tawa-based first-time director Charlotte Stevens is having fun bringing The Reluctant Dragon by Carl Nixon to life for the Khandallah Arts Theatre. With a cast of all ages, bright costumes, fun props and original music against a story book set, Charlotte says it has been a fun experience. “It’s so rewarding being the director in charge of every aspect of the production and I’m so grateful for the amazing support from fellow KAT members.” she says. ‘TJ’ Duggan, of Khandallah, is a newbie too but he is just the third person in his family to appear in KAT’s annual play in the park. He watched his mother perform as one of the Ugly Sisters to his


The Onslow Residents Community Association will have their annual picnic at Khandallah Park on February 27 from 11am to 1pm. The event which is BYO will be subject to Covid alert levels. The performance of The Reluctant Dragon will follow.


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Wellington North Rotary continues to support refugees For the past 30 years, the Wellington North Rotary Club, through its scholarships trust, has enabled over 300 refugees and others of limited means to realise their potential through tertiary scholarships. While it began with relatively modest beginnings the trust got real traction with a bequest in 2002 from late club member Ian Crabtree. Thanks to Ian, the trust now holds assets worth over $2 million, which generates enough income to help more than a dozen students each year in their tertiary studies. For the 2021 academic year, more than 35 prospective students from the greater Wellington area applied for assistance. They were invited to highlight their academic, sporting and cultural contributions, as well as any voluntary or community

work they may have undertaken. Priority was given to students who faced evident financial hardship. Every applicant made a good case, but with the funds available, fourteen students were offered support. They came from varied backgrounds, but all showed the capacity for hard work and meeting challenges. Several had arrived in New Zealand as refugees, or to join a refugee family. Another was a recent migrant from Samoa. One student was wheelchair bound, but committed to becoming a social worker to help others in similar circumstances. Five of the students who were awarded scholarships attended the club’s barbeque gathering at the Khandallah Bowling Club on January 28.

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Alma Adam, left, Teshalini Nanthivarman, Page Govender, Selectors Graeme Waters & Terry Pinfold, Natnael Gebremichael and Dillan Manikkathiagarajah have received scholarships from Wellington North Rotary to continue their studies.

Alma Adam had arrived in New Zealand with her Syrian family as a refugee, and is studying information systems at Victoria University with a view to seeking airport work. Teshalini Nanthivarman had last seen her father near the end of the

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Tawa Community Board position available Expressions of interest are being called for a position on the Tawa Community Board. A vacancy on the board has become available following the resignation of board member Steph Knight. Wellington City Council’s Electoral Officer, Warwick Lampp, encouraged people keen to contribute to the future of Tawa to take up the challenge. “Candidates must be nominated by two Tawa residents, but don’t need to live in Tawa themselves,” he says. “It is also a great idea to submit a profile statement and recent photograph of themselves with their nomination that will be sent out with voting documents. “The requirements for profile statements and photos are set out in a candidate information sheet which is available with the nomination form.” Nomination forms are available from Tawa Library, 158 Main Road Tawa; Arapaki Manners Library, 12 Manners Street; Te

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O’Connor plots return to Coast to Coast after first taste By Jacob Page

Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor’s final steps after more than seven hours running in the Coast to Coast was a mixture of relief and satisfaction. “The old joints are feeling it a bit “Personally the feeling of finishing and running through that line… The sheer look of relief. “We go into these things with a great fear of failure. “I was with an accomplished cyclist (Trevor Mallard) and a gun canoeist (Rachel Clarke) so I knew I could be the weak link.” Greg completed the run in 7 hours 17 minutes and 36 seconds. “Seven hours of running is bloody tough. Greg says the last six kilometres of the run proved most challenging.

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EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville A red Mazda Atenza hatchback, parked overnight in Petherick Crescent, was broken into via a smashed rear passenger window. The steering wheel was exposed and the subwoofer thrown out on to the street. A boat on a trailer was parked at the corner of Haumia Street and the Burma Road. Offenders stole the trailer leaving the boat tipped backwards and the bows in the air. The trailer is a Homebuilt make, Boat Trailer model, colour grey. A white Toyota Dyna flatbed truck was driven to Countdown in Johnsonville Road with tools sitting on the deck of

the truck. A while later the tradesman reported them stolen. CCTV cameras are being checked at Countdown. Four speakers were installed in Raroa Normal Intermediate School and within a couple of days they were gone. Police have been advised. In Newlands a house in Pelorous Street was damaged when an unknown person pulled out the door handle and broke the lock. No entry gained. A blue Mazda Demio, parked in Mark Avenue overnight, was damaged during a break in. A left hand rear window was smashed to gain access. The

car battery was stolen. A silver Nissan Sunny saloon, parked overnight on the corner of Beazley Avenue and Cara Crescent, was stolen. It was recovered in Glanmire Road. A grey Mazda Axela stationwagon parked in Catherine Crescent overnight, was broken into by smashing a left rear window. The vehicle was searched and a laptop computer and bag which were hidden under the front seat were stolen. A black Holden Commodore stationwagon was stolen from the Newlands Road area. The owner responded to a knock on his door and a request from a man for a lift to the shops.

When there the man asked if he could borrow the car for 10 minutes to visit a friend, he never came back. In Ngaio a red Subaru Impreza hatchback parked overnight in Huntleigh Park Way was damage in an attempt to steal. The front left window was smashed and the ignition pulled. A grey LDV utility was broken into while parked overnight in the driveway to a house in Chelmsford Street. A bag of plumber’s tools was stolen. A white Ford Econovan, parked in Chelmsford Street overnight, loaded with tools and material for work next day, was stolen.

In Churton Park the owner of a white Mistubishi Lancer Saloon was alerted by the sound of the alarm activated in their vehicle. They found the dash board had been ripped out. In Ngauranga, near the corner of Glover Street, a red Nissan Avenir stationwagon was stolen from its park on the road. In Wadestown an orange Suzuki Swift hatchback, parked overnight at the corner of Sar and Barnard Streets was entered via a smashed right rear quarterlight window. Two large suitcases were stolen containing personal possessions.

New Social Drama Classes for Seniors starting in Karori The key to a long life they say is to try new things and to laugh a lot. Voice Arts has both covered in their social drama classes for seniors and the best bit, it is free! Starting on Tuesday February 23rd at the Karori Community centre these classes promise to gently stretch the grey matter using improvisation,

drama and storytelling. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, 65 or 95 these classes help keep your mind active and creative. Running every Tuesday from 10.30am-12pm and including morning tea, this class is free to attend thanks to support from the Wellington City Council and the

Wellington Community Trust. They are led by Voice Arts facilitator and local Karori theatre practitioner, Jacqui Coats. “These social drama classes are perfect for creating a sense of wellbeing and social connection, helping to combat loneliness and isolation for seniors”, says

Voice Arts artistic director, Nicola Pauling. The classes combine improvisation exercises, drama games and storytelling in a welcoming environment and as the Karori Community Centre is an accessible space, walkers and wheelchairs are welcome. Voice Arts also run Social Drama Classes for Seniors

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Janet’s Cashmere Home room gives her wings Residents at Enliven’s homes are encouraged to make their room their ideal home. They are welcome to choose a theme that reflects their personality and interests and most of all brings them joy. This is no different at Cashmere Home in Johnsonville. In the case of garden lover and Cashmere Home resident Janet Clark her four walls flutter with more than a hundred butterflies, birds perch on picture frames and flowers bloom. Seasonal bunting loops around the top of the walls which are also hung with photos of loved ones and pictures of forests and gardens. “The room feels like it’s mine,” says Janet, contentedly. “I can focus on the different things that make me happy.” While Janet’s daughter Carolyn and granddaughter Sarah are responsible for much of the transformation, they are enthusiastically supported by Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home recreation team leader, Linda Lankshear, who regularly adds to the butterfly collection. The indoor garden reflects the one outside Janet’s win-

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A photo of the Cable Car pulley designs circa 1900. Photo: Supplied.


A look at the Cable Car terminus circa 1910. Photo: Supplied.

Cable Car celebrates birthday with highs and lows Wellington’s iconic Cable Car is turning 119 this month, and everyone’s welcome to join the celebrations of its many ups and downs since it first opened to the public in 1902. Construction began in 1899 as demand for transport in the area grew with the growing population, and through two world wars,

plagues and pestilence, facelifts and an assortment of challenges, it has stood the test of time – and will clock up many more trips in the future. Mayor Andy Foster says the Cable Car has served many purposes over the years, and has, and always will be a popular drawcard to the city.

“The Cable Car has been a trusty, sustainable and reliable transport option for over a century, moving millions of commuters, students and tourists from the city to Kelburn and back again. “Nearly every Wellingtonian will have fond memories of their experiences on this iconic ride, and it’s always top of the list for visitors

to the city.” Cable Car chief executive Cesar Piotto says it has survived wars, depressions, earthquakes and now we can add pandemic and lockdown to the list – and the dedicated team continues to look after it so it can survive another 100 years. “For generations, the Cable Car has been a must-do attraction when

friends and family visit. Not only do locals share this Wellington taonga with whƗnau, but it’s ideal to explore the intermittent stations or head directly to Kelburn for the best views of the city and harbour.” From Saturday to Monday, family pass holders can buy a model of the iconic Cable Car for $10 – usually $29.90.


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Jess shines in global cooking competition Free Community Space? YIP! Hey everyone, if you haven’t seen it already, something exciting is brewing in Johnsonville! The space is busily being converted into a brand-new, free-to-use community centre and shared workspace. It is due to open soon as the Collective Community Hub, has been developed and completely funded by Collective Real Estate. We launched this new real estate company with a vision to offer a property service that truly puts people and community first. Walking the talk, the team has donated their time and money to numerous local charities and not for profits over the last year. As a company we exist because of the community support, our beliefs are grounded in community before commission, and community focused real estate, so it’s only natural that we focus on projects that benefit the people that support us, our community.” In our work with local community groups, we’ve also seen first-hand the growing number of community organisations that need financial support, for simple things like a place to meet. We have wonderful local people who want to provide a community service but can’t afford to rent a space. We want to take away the restrictions that were preventing these organisations from doing maximum good for their community. The new Collective Community Hub will house two large function rooms with media

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WelTec cookery student, Jess Hoskins, has been placed third in the 7th annual Young Chef Olympiad 2021 (YCO). Jess, from Newtown, competed against students from 49 other countries, over six continents and 24 time zones, and was assessed by a panel of 30 esteemed chefs from around the world, including Michelin star chefs Chris Galvin and Brian Turner. The international culinary competition is usually held in India, however, due to Covid-19 border closures, the competition had to change its format to be completely virtually run. This makes it the world’s largest ever, virtual culinary competition. The YCO is an international cooking competition, which brings together young promising future stars of the culinary community on a single platform where they can connect, share ideas and innovations, and compete in front of judges at the top of their game. Since its inception in 2015, the competition has grown from 15 competing nations to 50 in 2021. This year first place went

The WelTec Team! Scott Campbell, Jess Hoskins, Sian Davis and Frank Prskawet. Jess placed third in the Young Chef Olympiad.

to Lee Maan Ki of the prestigious International Culinary Institute (ICI) in Hong Kong, while second place went to Srijaenthi Natraj of ICCA Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. Jess is currently completing her Level 4 Cookery Certificate at WelTec. Jess spent a few years working in the industry, most recently at a Sicilian deli in Melbourne, before heading home during lockdown to start her WelTec programme. She has recently started working part-time at Artisan at the Bolton Hotel and is excited to learn from the amazing chefs

there. Jess is thrilled with the result, after months of hard work and preparation. “I am so happy to have been able to represent New Zealand and WelTec at the YCO. “I never would have thought that I would have the opportunity to do something like this, and I am so proud of myself for getting placed third in an international competition. “I honestly believe it is a testament to the teaching staff at WelTec who put their hearts and souls into teaching and are really amazing at what they do.”

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Mayor Andy Foster says initial analysis of nearly 3000 submissions on the city’s draft Spatial Plan show Wellingtonians want a vibrant, liveable city and affordable housing as the housing crisis deepens across the country. The submissions show that submitters were split on the quantity and location of the new houses but that there was wide consensus of the need to take action immediately to address a shortage of affordable housing and other issues such as infrastructure and climate change. “We heard repeatedly that increasing housing supply and affordability should be a priority, along with caring for the built and natural environments. We also received feedback relating to the intrinsic value people placed on pre1930s character, the priority placed on more affordable homes close to public transport and key services and the need for infrastructure upgrades. Naturally some areas are cheaper to develop and some more expensive. “There is a concern among some that the intention of the Spatial Plan to densify

the city will come at the expense of the quality of life and urban environment Wellingtonians already enjoy. Doing density well will be a key consideration as we move into the District Plan Review later this year. “During the community engagement period that fed into the Spatial Plan I undertook a very valuable series of neighbourhood walkabouts with local councillors, talking with residents firsthand and seeing how they view the challenges and opportunities in balancing housing provision with protecting the characteristics they love about their.” Liam Hodgetts, Wellington City Council’s Chief Planning Officer, says the Spatial Plan debate has been heightened by the Government’s new National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) which directs councils to enable intensification in and around city centres, metropolitan centres and within walkable catchments of existing and planned rapid transit stops, such as railway stations. The NPS-UD requires the Council to place greater emphasis on enabl ing housing development than

ever before. Mr Hodgetts says while the NPS encourages and enables more dense and compact cities, it still allows the Council to protect historic heritage, open space, significant ecological areas and, where justified, special character areas such as those proposed in the draft Spatial Plan. Wellingtonians made their views known to the City Council during the eight weeks of community engagement at the end of last year through a series of meetings, formal submissions and four days of hearings. The Council’s planning team is reviewing those submissions in detail to understand what changes are needed to give effect to public views. This work is taking some time due to the large number of submissions, and to ensure people’s concerns and suggestions are given full consideration. The Council will finalise the plan in June. The District Plan Review will provide a further opportunity for Wellingtonians to have their say on how we manage future development and protect what is important to the city.




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The Alex Moore Park Sport and Community Board is looking for an enthusiastic Café and Bar Operator to run their new facility at the Waiora Sport and Community Hub which commences operations in March this year. The operator will be responsible for providing food and beverage services to members of the sporting and community groups who are part of the society and currently number 2500 people across the age spectrum. Existing use of the facility is expected to be weighted heavily across Friday afternoons and the weekend, although this is expected to grow as more and more groups make the complex their home and utilise the premises throughout the week. In addition, the complex’s Facility and Marketing Manager will be focussed on bringing in conference and event business across all days of the week and a key component will be the Café/Bar operator exclusively providing all on site food and beverage as part of the offering. The café will operate from the first floor of the Alex Moore Park building which allows same level access to a board room and up to two large meeting areas which can all be used independently at the same time. There is generous food preparation area, storage and lift access from the ground floor. Kitchen facilities will allow catering for up to 200 people and most equipment is provided as part of the set up - gas oven, deep fryer, food cabinets, coffee machine, cutlery, glassware, and crockery. The Society is looking to work with an operator to grow the business on a sustainable long-term basis for mutual benefit. To arrange a site visit or for general enquiries please contact Rick Mudgway on 021 1830 764 or email your interest along with relevant experience to mudgway.family@xtra.co.nz Closing Date: 26 February 2021


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Killer whale. (4) Gossiped. (7) Son of(Scot) (3) Beseech. (7) Long tirade. (6) Rainbows. (6) Real name Thomas Woodward, singer, Tom ... (5) 52. Hinder the inspection(cryp) (5) 53. Lassitude. (5) 54. Sullen. (4)


SOLUTION last Week - 11 February For November 24, 2004

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Thursday February 18, 2021



SPORTS TALK With Jacob Page

Having that G.O.A.T conversation Individual achievements in team sports is always a hot-button topic. Tom Brady became the most celebrated American football player of all time last week when his Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed the Super Bowl over the favoured-Kansas City Chiefs. The win gave the 43-year-old his seventh championship ring in 10 Super Bowl attempts. Even more importantly, it proved Brady could win outside of the

New England Patriots with whom he won his previous six. While many are now calling him the G.O.A.T (greatest of all time), it’s challenging to say in team sports to quantify who sits atop such a list. Ice hockey has Wayne Gretzky and he is universally considered the best to ever lace up a pair of skates. Basketball has Michael Jordan with his six NBA titles in the

1990s leading the way. Modern day fans argue LeBron James, but he is still a couple of titles shy of Jordan but is still playing. Baseball suffers the same problem as football in that players play different positions and excel. Is the best player ever a pitcher or a batter? Play in-field or out-field. Quarter back is the most important position in American football but as last week’s Super Bowl

showed, if your defensive line fails to protect you, then things get tricky. Brady certainly needed the players around him to help and he only threw for 200 yards, a mediocre number by modern standards. But, he won and so the comparisons and proclamations began in ernest. While cricket has Don Bradman and football has Pele, often people making the judgements suffer

from a recency bias. Players you saw in your childhood, for example seem to have their feats grow in legend each time you tell their triumphs. Much like beauty, the best of all time is often in the eye of the beholder. Brady the best ever? Sure, a case can be made but so can a case against. That is what makes sport so fun after all.

Johnsonville keep momentum with first innings win By Jacob Page

Hareen Silva’s 91 ensured Johnsonville earned another first innings victory, this time over Upper Hutt United at Barton Oval, in their Pearce Cup two-day cricket encounter. Despite batting first on what ended up being a decent batting wicket, Johnsonville slumped to 28 for three before Silva and captain Raki Weerasundara combined for an 86-run fourth wicket stand. When Weerasundara departed for 62, Silva pushed on only to fall nine runs short of his

century. Johnsonville lost their last five wickets for 14 runs to be dismissed to 209. Upper Hutt started brightly and were 115 for two before the wheels came off. Josh Mann ripped-through the middle-order on his way to five for 30 from 18 overs. Upper Hutt lost their last eight wickets for 44 runs as they were dismissed for 169. Johnsonville batted out much of day two with Weerasundara top-scoring with 62 and Gareth Severin and Hayden Smith each added 44.

Johnsonville declared at 265 for nine and had Upper Hutt at 20 for one when the game was completed. Weerasundara says the team stuck to their task well despite trailing late on day one. “We always felt like we were one or two wickets away from breaking the game open and that’s what it proved to be.” Of concern for Johnsonville is a potentially broken finger to spinner Jeremy Benton which could put him out of action for up to six weeks. Johnsonville will have the first day against Onslow on Saturday.

Hareen Silva's 91 helped Johnsonville to another first innings win in the Pearce Cup, on Saturday.

North Wellington’s Calcott Johnsonville bowlers thrive in triples tournament gets Samoa job North Wellington FC’s director of football, Matt Calcott, has been named the new coach of the Samoa men’s team. Samoa’s men’s side are ranked 194th in the world and Calcott, who has previously coached the Cook Islands U-20s, said once the COVID-19 situation was under control, one of their key tasks would be ensuring they play more regular international matches. “The vision for me will come about once we’ve really sat back and identified the group of players we have to work with,” he said. “It’s really important to work through our scouting and talent ID networks and see what the group looks like and from there, as a starting point, we can ensure the group starts working physically over the next couple of months, especially the group in Samoa.”

Johnsonville lawn bowlers dominated the inaugural Tiger Turf Triples Tournament Played on their new Tiger Turf green in brilliant Kapiti Coast weather, the tournament attracted 22 teams from the Wellington and Kapiti Coast region. The games were played over 13-end qualifying rounds. After four qualifying games on day one, successful teams progressed into a round-robin of

teams games and at the end of the day, before the finalists were decided. Two Johnsonville teams of Rob Ashton (skip), Lui Hare and Brent Stubbins went up against Brady Amer (skip), Logan Amer and Debbie Amer. The Rob Ashton-led team proved too experienced for the Amer family team, prevailing 18-4 to become the winners of the 2021 Inaugural Tiger Turf Triples event.

North Wellington’s Matt Calcott is the new Samoa men’s coach but will also maintain his ties with North Wellington into the future.

Matt will remain in his role at North Wellington while coaching Samoa. He is a familiar name for football followers in Oceania having coached Team Wellington from 2011-2016. He took them to the final of New Zealand’s national league three times and captured the

title in the 2015-2016 season via a thrilling 4-2 win over heavyweights Auckland City FC in the decider. Team Wellington’s domestic success also saw Calcott guide his squad through numerous OFC Champions League campaigns, yielding runners-up medals in 2015 and 2016.

John McBeth, left, with the winning Johnsonville triples team Brent Stubbins (skip), Lui Hare and Rob Ashton.


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