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A project almost 40 years in the making had its crowning moment on Saturday when the Oban Street Track Bridge over the Kaiwharawhara Stream at Trelissick Park was opened. Trelissick Park Group leader Peter Reimann and Tararua Tramping Club member and Wellington Mayor Andy Foster, as well as Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor were on hand for the opening amd so was 92-year-old Frances Lee, who was the driving force behind the project and had helped fundraise for the bridge. The project itself had been in the works since 1981 with Frances a leader in making it happen from the early 1990s. Continued on page 2. Trelissick Park Group leader Peter Reimann, left, longtime supporter Frances Lee and Wellington Mayor Andy Foster cut the ribbon for the Oban Track Bridge opening. A project which was 39 years in the making.

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Bridge opening celebrated in style Continued from page 1. Frances says the bridge will be an asset to the area. “This was the first I’d seen of the new bridge and the end of the Oban St track and I was absolutely amazed, it’s gorgeous. “There’s lovely bush either side of the bridge and the bridge itself is a solid looking thing. “I think we are very lucky that we’ve had people on the committee, especially Peter, who have worked so hard for so long to get this project happening. “We had to get Council permission for the track and when we got that, they said we had to have a bridge. “Originally, we had visions of walking the track and then just going through the stream,” Frances says. She says she hopes more people will use the area as a way they can walk to work each day. It’s quite an achievement because the original suggestion to have access down by Oban Street was made by the Wadestown Residents’ Association in 1981 and the Trelissick Park Group in conjunction with the Highland Park Progressive Association and the Wadestown Residents’ Association have been advocating since then for a track from Oban Street.

A passionate group of volunteers and supporters was on-hand for the big day.

“I think a lot of people in Wadestown are keen to have that access because they only had one way into the park from Hanover Street whereas on the other side of the valley there are six entrances so at least now we have two for the people of Wadestown and Highland

Park,” Peter told the Independent Herald last month. “The founder and participants deserve a lot of credit,” Peter says. “We’ve had great support from so many residents and groups that it was a real collaborative effort.

“It was a pleasant morning and I think we were all pleased the weather behaved for it.” Peter says the Trelissick Park Group would continue to work on improving the slope and surrounding areas near the bridge to ensure it remained in good condition for the public.

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Newlands Fire Brigade decision pleases chief By Jacob Page

Newlands Fire Brigade chief Ralph Francis believes the community is the big winner from his team staying put in the suburb for the foreseeable future. The Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade will be temporarily housed at another location in Newlands while a decision is made on a permanent location, Fire and Emergency New Zealand announced late last month. The brigade’s temporary new home will be Fire and Emergency’s ICT Hub in Hurring Place, Newlands,

which is 1.4km from the existing fire station. The decision to relocate the station clears the way for the redevelopment of Newlands Park by the Wellington City Council. Site works are scheduled to begin shortly. When the Wellington City Council first announced its plans for the park, Fire and Emergency indicated its preferred option was to co-locate the brigade at the nearby Johnsonville Fire Station. That option remains on the table, but suggestions have also been put forward for a joint community or emergency services hub in

Newlands. The Newlands community made it clear at a public meeting hosted by local MP Greg O’Connor in March that they wanted their brigade to remain in Newlands and not to relocate to Johnsonville as was being proposed. The fear was the demise of the local Brigade due to the distance from Newlands where the local Brigade members reside and can respond quickly. Ralph says while the new move was temporary at this stage, it shows the community’s voice was heard. “It is a win for us for sure at this point,” Ralph says.

inbrief news Independent chair appointed Greater Wellington Regional Council has appointed Martin Matthews as independent chair of Greater Wellington’s Finance, Risk and Assurance Committee (FRAC). This is a key role on the committee that looks over the regional council’s financial management, risk management, and assurance policies, frameworks and services such as auditing of financial statements and regulatory compliance.

Native bird count on the rise Newlands Fire Brigade chief Ralph Francis says the decision to keep his team in the suburb is a win for community spirit.

Early childhood teacher calls time at 88 By Jacob Page

Johnsonville's Margaret McDonald retired from early childhood teaching last Friday at the age of 88.


Johnsonville’s Margaret McDonald has called time on her teaching career after more than six decades. The 88-year-old was farewelled from her early childhood teaching role at Bellevue Kindergarten on Friday. Margaret caught two busses each morning for the parttime role and says with the Coronavirus restrictions in mind, she decided the time was right to retire. “I’m not really one for retirement and right now I feel dreadful about it but catching two busses was probably the thing that made me feel like the time was right. “I tried retirement once but it wasn’t really for me. “My son helps me stay young, he’s always encour-

aging me to take trips and go places.” Margaret arrived in New Zealand from Scotland in 1957 and helped form a play centre in Newlands and went on to teach new entrant pupils before retraining five years ago at the age of 83 to get her Early Childhood qualifications. “I’ve never been one to put an age on something. “I just loved every moment of the job and my last five years at Bellevue have been so special. “I thought it was important for me to spend time with the children and that’s what has kept me motivated to work for so long. “I wanted people to know through my story that things like this are possible. I loved the role and I’m passionate about children and their learning.”

A report comparing native bird count figures from 2011 to this year show a considerable growth in a number of species, including some considered Nationally Vulnerable and Endangered. Council Biosecurity Specialist for Pest Animals Henk Louw says the recent kārearea sightings are a welcome sign that native New Zealand birds are once again making Pōneke home, and this is thanks to a collective effort.

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Karori ballet dancers get chance with RNZB By Jacob Page

Eight dancers from Fiona Haines Dance Academy in Karori have been chosen for child parts in the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. From left - Ashley, Ewan, Freya, Lucy, Victor, Jayden, Liam and Matthew.

Eight dancers from the Fiona Haines Dance Academy have been chosen to be part of the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s production of Sleeping Beauty. The group will be support dancers for the Wellington-leg of the production which will run from October 29 to November 7. Each of them went through an audition process and Fiona says the number of successful applicants is one of her highest ever. “At the end of the year, THE RNZB does a well-known story and they always are looking for child extras,” she says. “There were more than 200 applicants this year so to make the cut is a great achievement.

“It’s wonderfully inspiring for the kids to even just sit and watch the rehearsals and see how they work,” Fiona says. “I love when they come back from the studio and they tell me all about it because they are bubbling with excitement. “It’s also great for my boys to see top male dancers perform so they can be inspired by them.” Fiona says the Royal New Zealand Ballet deserves credit for offering the opportunity. “It’s great for kids to see a professional ballet and see what goes on behind the scenes “It motivates the kids to get back in the studio and try the steps they saw. “We are super proud of all of them to be able to achieve this is a real thrill.”

National award for young writer By Jacob Page

Samuel Marsden Collegiate’s Amelia Isac won the Secondary Schools Division in the Sargerson Prize nations short story competition. Amelia receives $500 and a summer writing residency at the University of Waikato, with a mentor from the Writing Studies programme. Judge, Owen Marshall, was “particularly impressed with the strong ‘voice’ achieved in the best stories”. Also HG Leila was highly commended for her story ‘Copse/Corpse Amelia says the honour means

a lot to her. “This is a really meaningful award to me, and I am honoured to receive it. I love art and language but I haven’t thought of myself as a writer before. This gives me the confidence to continue writing about my experiences and the world around me,” she says. The competition, in its second year, received more than 800 entries from around the country. Judge Owen Marshall, regarded by many as Frank Sargeson’s successor, said he was impressed with the command of the Kiwi vernacular shown by most writers, and not Samuel Marsden Collegiate writer Amelia Isac has received a only in the dialogue. national honour for her work.

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Nourish gives the gift of Christmas as demand booms By Jacob Page

The desire to help a couple of families at Christmas time seven years ago helped motivate Grenada resident Gabrielle Ralph to help families in need by producing grocery hampers. Two has turned into almost 900 hampers given to Wellington families last year thanks to Gabrielle and her business partner, Claire Turner. Gabrielle and Claire are both raising families and running businesses in Wellington but spend their free time growing Nourish. The charity works by going into schools and finding out if they have families in need during the festive season. In 2019, they provided 557 hampers of food worth $150 each to families in need across the Wellington region. This year, schools have asked for Nourish to support almost 900 families in need. Providing hampers for almost 900 families means there is a need to fundraise over $130,000. Donations are critical to the success of Nourish. As an entirely volunteer run

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charity, every cent donated goes directly into providing food for families. “We seem to double every year,” Gabrielle says. Nourish has gone into Tawa schools and Johnsonville is the next cab off the rank. “We go into schools that have two families that could use our help, while other schools have 50 families.” T he ha mper ma k ing process happens over two weekends in December. “The hamper making is

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Question: What are your thoughts on the TV election debate?

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I did start watching it but turned it off halfway through.

I didn’t come away learning anything I didn’t know before and I thought Jacinda look tired and didn’t look as if she was ready for it.

I did watch it and thought it didn’t tell me that much.

I thought Jacinda was edgy but Judith Colins answered the questions better.

They both did well but the thing I did notice from a womans point of view was Judith came out of the band box looking fresh as a daisy and Jacinda looked like a normal hard working woman.

I thought Jacinda did a better job of the whole thing than Judith Colins.

RSA marks 80 years of Christmas parcels The Royal New Zealand Returned & Services’ Association (RSA) says yesterday marked the 80th anniversary of sending Christmas parcels to New Zealand service personnel overseas with a special packing event supported by local schools, key sponsors and the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). For the last 79 years the RSA has been sending Forces Gift Parcels to New Zealand’s serving personnel wherever they are stationed or based around the world from the Middle East to the Pacific Islands so that they can receive a little bit of NZ food from home at Christmas time. RSA National President B J Clark says the 80th anniversary of Forces Gift Parcels Pack Day is a major milestone for New Zealand’s commitment and proud history of service and sacrifice

especially in a year so affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic. “Despite the very challenging times created by the global COVID-19 Pandemic, fortunately the Forces Gift Parcels Pack Day is still going ahead. This is the 80th anniversary year of supporting our service personnel at Christmas time and the RSA is committed to making sure we recognise their service and dedication, wherever they are in the world. However, the Pack day on 24 September will take place behind ‘closed doors’ at Wellington Area Sports Club to ensure COVID-19 self-distancing guidelines are followed and that we can continue this great tradition of ensuring Kiwi service personnel receive their Gift Parcel packs for Xmas,” says Clark.

Wellington City Council turns 150 On 28 September 1870 the Wellington City Council met for the first time after succeeding the Town Board. Since then it has had 36 Mayors and hundreds of Councillors. The first Mayor was Joseph Dransfield previously chair of the Town Board. The 1870s and 1880s were a period of rapid immigration, it was also a time of significant reclamation into the harbour. The 1870s also saw Wellington’s first reticulated water supply with the completion of the Lower Karori Reservoir. At that time, Wellington only went from Thorndon Quay to Berhampore. Surrounding boroughs amalgamated with Wellington: Melrose 1903; Onslow 1919; Karori 1920; Miramar 1921; Johnsonville 1953; and Tawa 1989. Regulations governing the burial of dead horses in back yards and the tipping of toilet waste onto streets were the Council affairs in the early days. As the city grew so did its responsibility for the introduction of fresh

drinking water, the sewage system, social housing, libraries, swimming pools and a host of amenities. Today the Council manages over 400 different services and facilities. Mayor Andy Foster says this anniversary is a great opportunity to reflect on the history and heritage of the city – and consider what the future will look like too. He’s also looking forward to announcing a 150th anniversary project for aspiring creatives in the near future. “Since 1865 when the population was just 4,900, the newly minted capital moved from a pioneer settlement to become New Zealand’s political and creative capital of 210,000,” says the Mayor. “Wellington City Council manages and supports projects, programmes and initiatives that will continue to ensure our city is one of the best places in the world to live with its Town Belt, parks, coastline and attractions like Te Papa, our festivals and markets. This is the story of Wellington 2020, a city

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Portrait of William Miller. He was a Councillor for Wellington City Council, during the years September 1870 - September 1872.

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Alcoholism meeting set for Johnsonville Al-Anon Fanily Groups will hold a public meeting on Tuesday at Johnsonville Community Centre at 7pm which specially caters for those who are new to Al-Anon Family Groups or those who simply want to know more about Al-Anon Family Groups. Alcoholism can be devastating for the relatives and friends of the drinker. Family members don’t know there are other people out there like them, so they feel isolated.

Family members can make excuses and cover for the alcoholic while their own health and well-being suffers. Other people’s drinking may be overlooked as a reason for the depression, anxiety and abuse many people experience as a result. Al-Anon Family Groups is hosting a public meeting in October to raise awareness of the help and support they offer in the community. A recent Health Promotion Agency (HPA) survey shows that in the last twelve months, four out of five

Kiwi adults have consumed alcohol and one in four of those have drunk hazardously. One in four middle aged adults are hazardous drinkers. Men are twice as likely as women to be hazardous drinkers, while young adults don’t fare much better with two out of five drinking hazardously. Each hazardous drinker affects nine close contacts. These are the people that Al-Anon Family Groups can help offer solutions and support to those living with a problem drinker.

Al-Anon Family Groups meet in over 130 countries around the world to help families and friends of problem drinkers recover from the impacts of a loved one’s drinking. Members help each other by practicing the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous themselves, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic. “For many of us it is easy to see what alcohol is doing to the drink-

er,” National Publicity for Al-Anon Family groups Tracy B said. “It is much more difficult to see what it is doing to the rest of the family.” Unsure if you’re affected by someone else’s drinking? The Al-Anon Family Groups website www.al-anon.org.nz includes a quick 20 question quiz that may help clarify this question. There is also a list of over 80 face-to-face or online meetings throughout NZ. Call 0508 425 2666 to find a meeting near you.

Rebus Club of Khandallah back at Level 1 The Rebus Club of Khandallah members were very pleased to be able to meet again, having missed their August meeting, due to Level 2 Covid-19 conditions. Over 70 members enjoyed catching up with friends. President Richard Campbell, welcomed two new members Julie Brown and Pam Sylva. The speaker for the day was Diane McAllen, the Senior Outreach Curator from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision. Diane told the group about how Ngā Taonga preserves a nd protects more t ha n 800,000 audiovisual titles, including film, radio, television and supporting documentation. She explained the move of material from analogue to digital, and how film and tapes degrade and that people

should be aware that they need to get them digitised if they haven’t already done so. Diane also showed some old movie footage – some of which was remembered by members. The Khandallah Rebus (Retired Business) Club is a club for retired seniors, and new members are welcome. Just come along, or check out the information on their website https://khandallahrebus. wixsite.com/khandallahrebusclub The next meeting is on Friday October 30, at 10am, in the Khandallah Bowling Club rooms, Woodmancote Road. The guest speaker will be Lewis Ferris from Metservice, who will talk about weather forecasting, extreme weather events and weather induced disasters.


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Anger over lack of democracy By Gerald Rillstone

After gathering signatures and petitioning Wellington City Council's planners to stop a planned four unit development, residents in Kanpur Road Broadmeadows have been told it will still go ahead. This is despite there being misleading claims on the consent application. Onslow Residents Community Association vice president Ray Chung says the council has used a clause called permitted baseline to get around the fact there are four units being built on the property at 56 Kanpur Road. The permitted baseline means so long as the build doesn't cover more than 35 percent of the section they can build the four units. Association treasurer Lachman Prasad says the planners can also use further discretion if what is being planned is less than minor. “We have challenged them on why they use the phrase less than minor and we were told that's what is used in the law courts so when they want to circumvent something the planners or the architect will say it is less then minor,” Lachman says. At the centre of the whole process is there is no democracy involved they say and Association president Lawrence Colling-

Onslow Residents Community Association vice president Ray Chung, President Lawrence Collingbourne and Treasurer Lachman Prasad. Photo Gerald Rillstone.

bourne says the final decision for what happens in a development is up to one individual. “I am not making any aspersions at all in this case but how open is the process to all sorts of influences and that is a concern for me,” he says.

The chances of taking any further action on the application are slim unless you have millions of dollars to spend on it. Once you take a judicial review you are allowed discovery of the material related to the case and in the case of Shelly Bay even before

they got started on the judicial review the legal bills were over $400,000, Ray says. The operations side of local government needs fixing in order for the process to be fairer Lawrence says. “It is so undemocratic that coun-

cillors say they appoint the CEO of the council but they are not allowed to interfere in any way with the staff of the council.” “So where are their obligations to not only listen to the community but to also work with the community,” he says.

Wellington landmarks set for Breast Cancer Awareness Month This October, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Wellington landmarks will join others around New Zealand to light up in pink for the Global Illumination campaign in support of Breast C a n c e r Fo u n d a t io n N Z’s (BCFNZ’s) annual Pink Ribbon Street Appeal. The Cable Car Tunnel, Carter Fountain, Hikitika Floating Crane, Michael Fowler Centre, Albatross Fountain, Woman of Words and Bascule Bridge are taking part in the campaign, where sculptures and landmarks in 140 countries around the world promote global awareness of breast cancer. In the Greater Wellington region,

each year around 336 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly every year around 67 will die of breast cancer. The campaign runs for the entire month of October and ends with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s major fundraising event, Pink Ribbon Street Appeal, which takes place on the October 30 and 31. Money raised through the appeal and other October fundraising events around the country will fund research into new targeted treatments, life-saving awareness initiatives, education programmes, and support New Zealanders going through breast cancer.

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Nanogirl Labs return to North Wellington By Jacob Page

Nanogirl Labs, a social enterprise committed to making STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) accessible for all, has announced its return to North Wellington for its popular Science in Schools live shows! Delivered by female scientists including Dr Kate Sparks, who has performed at events such as Nelson’s Inspire Festival and the Taranaki Energy Skills Science Fair, Science in Schools supports the New Zealand school curriculum at Levels 3-6. The live shows incorporate Māori myths and legends and are filled with experiments to captivate students and teachers alike. Nanogirl’s Science in Schools programme was last in the city a year ago, with students at ten local primary and intermediate schools amongst the 10,000 children around the country to experience the shows that year, prior to COVID-19 which put plans for 2020 on hold. Selwyn’s Kirwee Model School was the first school to register for the November shows with limited spots remaining for additional schools between October 19

Nanogirl Labs, a social enterprise committed to making STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) accessible for all, is returning to North Wellington.

and 22. “We are so excited to finally be back in Wellington.” said Dr Michelle Dickinson, co-founder of Nanogirl Labs. “We know that live science experiments can inspire

and enthrall students, helping them to think about how the world around them works. Sadly with COVID-19 we won’t be performing in theatres this year, but we hope our live schools show will

Landlords – Do you understand the new rules? Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed the sunshine this week, we were grateful for a few dry days and managed to get out and help many of our clients get their properties ready for market. This week, I wanted to continue our landlord series, with a focus on the upcoming changes. In the past few months, we have received many calls from worried landlords / investors who are concerned and perceive the upcoming industry changes for landlords to be detrimental to their investment well-being. Here are a few points to consider before panicking. The market wants you to sell – currently, there is a DRASTIC shortage of properties for sale - New rules, restrictions, have in many cases created a fear amongst landlords to sell. The real estate agent industry has also been affected by higher client expectations and standards, with many agents struggling to meet these standards and utilising the fear of Covid and rental rules to encourage clients to sell. With record low interest rates and rent rates holding strong, there are very few reasons to sell an investment right now. Be a good landlord – The Healthy Homes Standards work on the basis that everyone deserves a warm and dry home. Landlords who have warm & dry rental properties will have no issues with any of the requirements here. Plus, having a warm and dry home ensures your investment doesn’t get damaged and depreciate in value. So, investing in your property is a no brainer. Property Managers – Unless you have A LOT of spare time, a good property manager is essential to your investing success. I need to emphasise the ‘good’ part is very, very important. Not only will a good property manager ensure you comply with all the reporting standards, but they will also help you navigate all the new notice periods and rules. A good property manager is an essential

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Gemma New’s NZSO concerts go online By Jacob Page

Lauded New Zealand conductor and former Samuel Marsden Collegiate student Gemma New leads the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in four fresh performances exclusively online in October as part of the national orchestra’s streaming programme every Wednesday. New’s concerts premiere for free on 7, 14, 21 and 28 October at live.nzso.co.nz. The two streamed performances are taken from the NZSO’s Shed Series concert Cadence, filmed without a live audience in Wellington in August. The first part of Cadence was streamed in September. The 7 October stream showcases works by two 20th century composers – Igor Stravinsky’s Danses Concertantes and the third movement of Spanish composer and cellist Gaspar Cassadó’s mesmerising Suite for Solo Cello, featuring NZSO Section Principal Cello Andrew Joyce as soloist. The 14 October stream features New Zealand composer Maria Grenfell’s engrossing

Gemma New's return to Wellington with the NZSO will go online with streamed concerts. Photo: Anthony Chang.

Clockwerk and a selection of ballet music from Mozart’s Idomeneo, considered one of the composer’s first great operas. New follows the Cadence performances with the NZSO performing Edward Elgar’s enchanting Serenade in E Minor on October 21 and Maurice Ravel’s playful Mother

Goose Suite on October 28. The NZSO also continues to livestream concerts from Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre. The next concert will be Monumental next Friday. More than 50 NZSO performances and special video content can be viewed On Demand at live. nzso.co.nz.

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Next Generation Real Estate.

Kelburn Masterclass? YIP! 3 Salmont Place, Kelburn 4



Nestled in the highly sought after suburb of Kelburn is a rare opportunity for you to own a brand new, stylish, designer home built by Muri Developments. Their builds featured in NZ House & Garden, Trends NZ and Trends international magazines. You can be confident this is a quality product that you and your family will be proud of!


What we love most about this property is that it is positioned for sun. You will have no issues with the cold, with double glazing and radiator central heating throughout. This property is light, bright and modern. Your friends and family will love coming over and enjoying the spacious indoor-outdoor flow to the designer courtyard, whilst you serve up masterclass meals in the beautiful chef's kitchen designed by multi award-winning designer Wai Mihinui.

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If you have always driven past this amazing property and wanted to own it. Now is your chance. Properties of this calibre rarely exist in this area and are even more rarely seen for sale - Welcome to 18 Middleton Road, one of the best properties you can own in Johnsonville! From the first time we saw this property, we were stunned and ran out of superlatives to describe what a wonderful home this is. From the inside of this beautiful & private estate, it is hard to imagine that you are just a short


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When your first step foot into this property, you can immediately tell it has been a wonderful family home where great memories have been made. Built in the 1960's this property has been in the family for generations and with great sadness, it is finally time for this home to welcome a new family.


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Available for the first time in over 60 years we are delighted to offer this classic 1950s home in a sought after location. The well maintained property features 2 double bedrooms plus conservatory, and a spacious lounge with woodburner and separate double garage. There is a huge basement area ideal as a workshop or


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GARDENING THIS WEEK Immunity: By Wally Richards

The old saying ‘prevention is better than cure’ applies not only to us humans but also to plants when it comes to diseases. The first of these is ensuring that the environment/spot is suitable for the plant we are going to plant. This means checking to what the plant likes, sunny or shade; wet or dry/ free draining; hot or mild? Put a plant into a wrong situation and it will either sulk or catch a disease. Next we should ensure the soil or the growing medium is healthy with ample soil life so the plant can gain food and moisture easier. That means not killing soil life with chemicals, including chlorine from the tap and all chemical herbicides. Using natural manures, compost teas, fish emulsions, Mycorrcin. Providing plants with a good range of minerals and elements by using Ocean Solids, Wallys Unlocking your soil and Magic Botanic Liquid (MBL) Plants require a range minerals and elements which will differ from plant to plant and if you supply most of the 114 minerals and elements that are known; into the soil then the plants can pick and choose the ones they require. This is also one of the reasons for planting different crops in different places each season or rotating your plantings. Same crop in same place year after year means they will use up all the minerals they like unless you replace them. If plants become stressed just like us they catch a cold (a disease). With plants that can mean too wet or too dry, too hot or too cold, thus weather factors can cause stress and poor growth and then attacks of diseases. In us humans it’s similar

and stress can also be caused by fear, panic and worry. If I read it correctly; stress is the biggest factor in heart disease. When we have covered as well as possible all the conditions above for our plants to grow in then we can add another factor which is Wallys Perkfection Supa. The active ingredient of Perkfection is ‘Phosphite ion’ or Phosphonic Acid. (Potassium ions are also present). Perkfection is safe to handle and spray, though care of oneself should be taken, it is a product that you do not have to use extreme measures, as one should do, with many other garden sprays of a chemical nature. The next important thing is ‘There is NO WITHHOLDING PERIOD’ when used on food crops. I would suggest however if you pick something that you have sprayed that day, wash it as you may have a ‘tainted’ taste. Perkfection is used extensively by commercial growers (as PerK Supa) of produce and fruit as its a safe, effective, control, preventive. We have suggested Perkfection for Roses and Other Plants as an alternative to more toxic sprays, for the assistance in recovery from/or prevention of, the following problems, Black spot, Downy Mildew, Phytophthora Root rot, Canker, heart rot, damping off, crown rot, leaf blight, silver leaf, late blight, collar rot, pink rot, brown rot, Armillaria, and gummy stem rot. Now that’s quite a list of diseases and it also means that many of your disease related problems can be overcome with this safe to use product. Besides using Perkfection over your roses for the likes of Black


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spot and Downy mildew you can also use it as a spray over all your fruiting plants and trees including your strawberries. (Dry Berry which is Downy Mildew) It can be used also over your potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, beans, cucurbits (cucumbers etc) lawns, onions, passion fruit, Cauliflowers, orchids and ornamental plants and vines. In fact there is no where you cannot use Perkfection to advantage. Being ‘Synthetic Organic Phosphates’ what you are doing, is placing this valuable material, onto the foliage of your plants, where it is very readily absorbed and transferred through the whole of the plant. This fortifies the plant’s cells, increases the plant’s immune system and makes your plants less susceptible to invading pathogens. There is however a down side, as with any good thing, you can have too much and the recommendation is to use Perkfection at 7 ml per litre of spray first then 4ml a month after that and only for about five times in a season. The reason is that, you can over load your plant with organic phosphates causing a clogging of the cells and halting growth until the system clears. Prevention is better than cure and by spraying your plants in the spring you give the greatest protection to leaves and fruit, autumn spray will give greatest protection to roots and tubers. I have suggested that on the 1st of the month to spray your roses and other plants with Perkfection, Mycorrcin and MBL, then 14 days later (15th) spray with Mycorrcin, MBL only.

School Libraries Transform are campaigning over the next three years in a bid to get the Ministry of Education to mandate every student will have access to a school library staffed by specialist school librarians and funded by the ministry. The organisation is calling for people to sign their petition to have school libraries recognised by the Ministry of Education as essential in schools rather than them being funded out of the general budget for cleaning and toilet paper and saving them from becoming a victim of reduced budgets and lack of space. Raroa Normal Intermediate School Library manager Clare Forrest is a passionate advocate for school library's and says there is no mandate by the Ministry of Education for a school to have a library. “Libraries are funded out of the operations grant which is a limited amount of money that schools get to cover all sorts of things from toilet paper to support staff,” Clare says. “Teachers salaries are paid by the ministry, support staff aren't, so basically a school has to decided whether they want a librarian or not so often our hours get cut when

Passionate advocate for school libraries Raroa Normal Intermediate School Library manager Clare Forrest. Photo Gerald Rillstone.

money is short.” Research has shown if a school has a well staffed, well resourced library then student achievement is good. Raroa's library is well resourced and well supported Clare says but that is not the case for many schools. Even though they may have a room with books, they won't have a specialist person running it. “Our job in the library is to get books into the hands of kids and we are the experts in that, as teachers are really busy, so we spend our time finding the best books

for our students,” she says. “A love of reading is huge for kids and the first people who do that for kids is parents and when they start at schools teachers add to that and if you have a well resourced library with somebody who can add to that then we have a captive audience and therefore we can spend our time creating that culture of reading in a school,” Clare says. T hey a re a lso a good place for pastoral care and an environment where kids can feel safe.

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Thumbelina Kids Stuff, Theatre for Children Inc Presents: Thumbelina. Written By Rachel Henry Starring: Amalia Calder, Rebecca Tate, Shannel Sidal, Steven R Directed By Hilary Norris. Thumbelina is a character-filled journey of an old Danish yarn, with droplets of KidzStuff magic and fairy dust. A Mother who longs for a child, gets more than expected when she meets two flamboyant fairies and wishes for a fairy baby. Fairy babies are not actually babies, but they will always be very tiny indeed. There are many challenges Thumbelina faces on her shrunken adventure to meet her mother, including a famous frog family and a wealthy Mole named, well.. Mole. So grab on your tiny shoes, sprinkle yourselves with fairy dust and join us in the magical garden to help Thumbelina find her Mum. Amalia is a freelance actor, director, playwright, Mum and graduate of UCOL Theatre School. She was recently seen in KidzStuff’s The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate and Badjelly the Witch. With over

20 years experience she has toured New Zealand, with Capital E, The Theatre & Health Education Trust (THeTA) and Calico Young Peoples Theatre. Steven is a veteran NZ actor and director. We are extremely lucky to have him on our team. He has worked extensively throughout New Zealand’s professional theatres as well as working in television and film. This is his 1st KidzStuff show and he will play the roles of Frog King and Madge the Fairy. Shaneel is a freelance actor, Dad and graduate of Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School and Wellington Performing Arts Centre. This will be his 1st KidzStuff show and we are looking forward to seeing him play the roles of Mole and Frog Prince! Rebecca is freelance actor, dancer, photographer, and graduate of Whitireia Performing Arts Centre. She has just recently returned from playing multiple Disney princesses at Shanghai Disney and now we are stoked, as she is our Thumbelina! Tickets $11.00 pp, Children under 2 Free. Bookings: www.kidzstufftheatre.co.nz

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Gardening & OUTDOOR LIVING Twigland has in vogue hydrangeas Isn’t it funny how fashions often go around in a full circle? For a time Hydrangeas were considered a bit fuddy duddy, then a busy generation of gardeners realised these summer flowering shrubs could make their lives simpler with their easy care nature and full on flowering performances. So Hydrangeas, after being rather overlooked for a generation, have made a reappearance in our gardens, their new found popularity has been helped along by some ex-

citing, new, compact growing varieties. Drifts of Hydrangea are a great way of having an easy-care garden producing colourful displays for months. They have many uses in the garden and are great under plantings for trees or in a semi shady spot, they also work well in containers - particularly the dwarf growing varieties. Check out our 4.5 litre range of Hydrangea macrophylla varieties, which are now all in stock at Twigland.

Groundplanz – time to prepare for summer living With the days getting longer it’s time to start thinking about BBQs and outdoor entertainment areas – courtyards, decks, paving, seating, pergolas and anything that requires earthworks and is best done in the drier months – like retaining walls and drainage. It’s also an ideal time to plant trees and shrubs, anytime from now until early summer while the ground is moist. Seek our advice on what’s best for your location and needs, we have a very wide knowledge of trees and plants, and natives are our specialty.

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In 2021Moohan there will beStreets, 2 enrolmentWainuiomata periods. The first and enrolment period runs from Saturday 12 December 2020 to Friday 9 July 2021. The second enrolment period runs from Saturday 10 July 2021 to Wednesday 15 December 2021.

The first enrolment period runs for terms 1 and 2, If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the 2021 from Wednesday 16 December 2020 to Friday Situation Vacant number of places available, students will be selected by 09 July 2021. For students seeking enrolment within ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, this the first enrolment period, the deadline for receipt of will be held on Friday 30 October 2020. Parents will be applications for out of zone places is 12 noon, Friday informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school 30 October 2020. Please contact the school office or days of the ballot being held. Details of how applications download an enrolment form from www.rewarewa. from out of zone students are processed are available on school.nz/enrolment for submission to the ballot. our school website (detailed above). If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected Parents of students who live within the home zone and by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, intend enrolling their child at any time during 2021 should it will be held on Monday 02 November 2020. Parents notify the school as soon as possible to assist the school to will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the three school days of the ballot being held. home zone are entitled to enrol at the school. Parents of students who live within the home zone Details relating to the second enrolment period for 2021 and intend to enrol their child at any time during this are as follows: year or the next should also notify the school as soon • Second Enrolment period is from Saturday 10 July as possible to assist the school to plan appropriately.


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West Park School Pre-enrolment for Terms 1 and 2, 2021 Enrolment at West Park School is now governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the West Park School office and website. The West Park School Board has determined that up to 3 places are likely to be available for out of zone students for Terms 1 and 2 of 2021. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment during Terms 1 and 2, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is Friday 4th December 2020. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during Terms 1 and 2 should notify the school by Friday 4th December 2020 to assist the school to plan appropriately for these Terms. Pre-enrolment applications can be submitted: 1. in writing to the West Park School office, 2. posted to the Principal, West Park School, 97 Broderick Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037, 3. emailed to principal@westpark.school.nz If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected in a priority order by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on the Monday 7th December 2020. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Details relating to the enrolment period are as follows. Length of enrolment period: from 5th February 2021 to 9th July 2021. Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 4th December 2020 Date of ballot: Monday 7th December 2020

Football silverware still up for grabs By Fraser Kirby

Overall winners and losers are still too close to call in the Men’s Central Football League after round 16 concluded at the weekend and with two rounds still to play. It’s deuce at the top end of the table with Miramar and Western Suburbs locked on 40 points and just two points separate Stop Out on 11 from Wairarapa United on 13 points. Western Suburbs would be wondering what happened after they came out with a 1 all draw against Lower Hutt under the lights at Ole Academy on Friday night. Conversely Wairarapa United would be very happy to grab a point after a 2 all draw at home against Napier City Rovers on Sunday afternoon. Miramar Rangers would be well pleased with their 5-0 win over Stop Out at Hutt Park and are top of the pops by goal difference over Western Suburbs. Confirming the league winner may well come down to the last game of the season when the teams are scheduled to meet at David Farrington Park but Wests have the kinder draw this week against Petone while Miramar face third placed Wellington Olympic. Olympic already hold the mortgage on third place and can neither improve, nor be overtaken for the remainder of the season. Their 5-0 win over Petone will

Nathan Simes scores North Wellington's second goal. Photo Glyn Badcock.

have to be satisfaction enough at this stage of their campaign. Searching a fourth win on the bounce, New World Newlands North Wellington went to Karori Park with confidence and looked to avenge the first round defeat at the hands of Waterside Karori. North Wellington looked strong from the beginning, controlling possession

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Out of Zone Enrolment 2021 Applications Open

Paparangi Primary School: Enrolment Scheme

The Board of Trustees invites applications from out of zone parents who wish to enrol their children at Crofton Downs Primary School for 2021. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment zone, details of which are available from the school office or at www.cdps.school.nz Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school. There are 5 Out of Zone places available in NE / Year 1 and 3 Out of Zone places available in Year 2. Where there are more applications for enrolment than there are places available the Board is required to fill any vacant out of zone places by ballot. Ballot applications for out of zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority: • First priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of current students. • Second priority must be given to applicants who are siblings of former students. • Third priority must be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school. • Fourth priority must be given to any applicant who is either a child of an employee of the board of the school or a child of a member of the board of the school. • Priority will then be given to other applicants

Notice regarding enrolment at Paparangi School for 2021 Enrolment at Paparangi School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from our website: www.paparangi.school.nz . In 2021 there will be 2 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Wednesday 16 December 2020 to Friday 9 July 2021. The second enrolment period runs from Saturday 10 July 2021 until Wednesday 15 December 2021.

• The Principal, Crofton Down Primary School, 21 Chartwell Drive,Wellington 6035 • Or by email to: principal@cdps.school.nz

The board has determined that up to 5 places are likely to be available for out of zone students for the first enrolment period. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period of 2021, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 9am, Friday 30 October 2020. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, this will be held on the same day. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Details of how applications from out of zone students are processed are available on our school website. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should also notify the school by Friday 30 October 2020 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school. Details relating to the second enrolment period for 2021 are as follows: Second Enrolment period is from Saturday 10 July to Wednesday 15 December and the deadline for receipt of applications is 9am Friday 28 May 2021 and the date of ballot is the same day if a ballot is required.

Justin Potter

Kind regards, Paparangi School Board of Trustees

If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, selection will be by ballot. The ballot, if required, will be held on Friday 23 October under external supervision. All applicants will be notified over the following week. The deadline for receipt of applications for the 2021 out of zone ballot is at midday on Thursday 15th October. Applications are to be submitted by email or in writing to:

and creating chances early on. It took 13 minutes to get on the scoreboard with Jesse Randall scoring for the 18th time this season and giving Norths the lead. North Wellington were at a level they had not been at often this season with Nathan Simes and Matt Tod-Smith both adding to the score line giving North Wellington a 3-0 lead at the break. The second half was a tighter affair with Karori changing formation to combat the dominance that North Wellington had. Eight minutes after the break Karori scored a brilliant individual goal with a strike by Lewis Miller from outside the box after a corner. This gave Karori hope of a comeback at 3-1 with 35 minutes to play. North Wellington weathered the comeback and didn’t panic on the ball to control the game with two late goals. Ahmed Othman grabbed one late on

and Matt Tod-Smith scoring a second in the 88th minute to give North Wellington a controlled 5-1 victory to hold fourth place and a 5 point lead over Napier. In the Men’s Premier League competition, Wainuiomata had wrapped up the league the week before and have won the right to challenge for the soon to be vacant spot in the Central League against either Whanganui Athletic or New Plymouth Rangers in a home and away play off series. Wainui could perhaps be forgiven for having their eye on another prize when the Newlands Arms North Wellington side travelled to Richard Prouse Park and eventually extracted a 5-2 win over their hosts. It was one of the most complete performances that Norths have put together this year with youth and experience combining well to produce a memorable result.

Matt Tod-Smith scores one of his two goals against Waterside Karori. Photo: Glyn Badcock.

Thursday October 1, 2020



SPORTS TALK With Jacob Page

Rugby form guide out the window The Mitre 10 Cup has been a tipster’s nightmare so far. Hawke’s Bay looked appalling in a loss to lowly Southland in week one. However on Saturday they tipped-up a pathetic, gutless Canterbury team for the first time since 1983. Wellington were thumped by Waikato in the opening week but came back to beat Auckland

last week. Southland, always at the bottom of the table, just like how they sit at the bottom of the country, somehow have two wins to their credit. The Ranfurly Shield has had a good trip around New Zealand. After a summer in Canterbury, Jordie Barrett’s boot took it to Taranaki before the men in amber and black played like they’d

partied for seven days straight to lose it to Otago on Sunday. That’s the joy of provincial rugby, the unparalleled depth of the game in New Zealand. It is where future All Blacks get their break. Players like Cullen Grace and Quinten Strange got their big breaks. It is the nursery ground for the men in black.

Sure, the crowds aren’t as big as they were 25 years ago, that’s what happens when there’s too much rugby and fans get fatigued by it, but it still plays a key part in the landscape of rugby. For the record, Tasman still seems like the best team, they have the best depth in that level just under the All Blacks. While teams like Canterbury and Taranaki will flounder some-

what without their top players. It is not a stretch to say that the rise of Tasman has been the key factor in the Crusaders winning four consecutive Super Rugby titles. If they ever get a shield challenge, they will probably get their hands on that as well. Expect the unexpected in 2020 and that goes for the rugby as well.

Johnsonville RFC celebrate season honours By Jacob Page

Some of the winners from the Johnsonville Rugby Football Club's annual awards night.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate win Huia Cup The Marsden Swim Team won Huia Cup for the second year in a row. The annual College Sport Wellington relays meet required strong performances from the senior and junior teams to secure a win. Marsden dominated the pool in that last relay and as a result, won the cup once again. LEFT: The Samuel Marsden Collegiate swim team won the Huia Cup for the second year in a row.

The Johnsonville Rugby Football Club celebrated their season with their annual awards night over the weekend. Utility back, Andrew Ellis was named Players’ Player of the Year for the premier team after a stellar season where he contributed in all facets on and off the field. Hardworking prop PJ Sheck was named the most promising forward and first-five Marc Sutton was crowned most promising back. The Best and Fairest Award went to Samii Moceicakau. Premier coach Roy Kinikinilau was named the club’s Coach of the Year after getting the premiers two Swindale Shield round-robin wins after taking the role on short notice. Tu Jackson Greenland was named the premier reserves player of the year. Taina Hetet scored the most points in the Reserve Grade. Ash McPherson was named the best player in the presi-

dent’s grade team. Lucas Aukuso was named the best age-grade player. Kieran Mee was named the most improved age-grade player. Bodene Davis earned most improved honours in the premier team. The Timperley Rose Bowl for club contribution by a woman was shared between Cherie Collins and Sue Atkins. The Twiss Wharakura andLyn Farnsworth Cup personality award went to two Irish premier players in Niall Delahunt and Marc Sutton. The A I Brider Cup and the Laurie Cameron Memorial Cup were both won by executive member Perry Barber, with Susan Poutoa sharing the Laurie Cameron Cup for their efforts behind the scenes. The team manager award went to the president’s grade’s Trina Miller. The inaugural JRFC fundraising lunch will be held on Friday October 23 as the club looks to build on a good campaign in 2020.


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