21 March Independent Herald

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Huge need for food
The northern suburbs food banks are currently really struggling to meet the escalating demand for their services. Both the Johnsonville Food Bank and the Newlands Food Bank point to big recent increases in demand for food parcels. Continued on page 2. Bill Gaudie at the Johnsonville Food Bank. Photo: Supplied. Thursday March 21, 2024 Phone: (04) 587 1660 Sunday 13-19 Today 12-17 Friday 12-19 Saturday 12-19 Adults $10 (Under 13 $5) IMPRINT - Contemporary NZ Printmakers Showcase 20 - 31 March URBAN FORMS - Cityscapes Interpretations of city life 22 March - 28 April Free Entry 250 Cuba Street (Just down from HeyDay Beer Co) Phone: 04 242 0550 cubastreet.store.freshchoice.co.nz Adding value to freshness!(

Less food to meet increased demand

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“In recent months the demands upon the Johnsonville Food Bank have increased greatly,” says Bill Gaudie, who recently took on responsibility for the food bank and who is a volunteer at the Johnsonville branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau.

“At the same time, donations of food and money have dropped away as donors within our community struggle to provide for themselves, let alone provide for others.”

As a result “we just don’t have the amount of food to meet the demand,” Bill says.

That has resulted in the food bank having to be “quite strict” in making checks before they hand out food parcels.

The food bank will, for example, refer people to Work and Income New Zealand to make sure that they are receiving all their entitlements before they are issued with a food parcel.

Many people view Wellington’s

northern suburbs as being largely made up of people who are affluent.

There are, however, areas of “great need” within the community, Bill says.

“There are a significant number of homeless people who live within the northern suburbs, sleeping rough in the subways beneath the motorway as it passes through Johnsonville; in the car park outside the Keith Spry Pool where there is some shelter and warmth from the ventilation; or in the bush on the hills where they are exposed to all of Wellington’s variable climate.

“There are also many individuals and families who are housed and living in the northern suburbs who are battling from day to day to feed themselves,” Bill says.

“Demand has been steadily climbing for the last few years, but most noticeably in the last 12 months as people in the community struggle to manage the cost of living,” the Newlands Food

Bank says.

“Demand for food parcels is high at the moment.”

Because of this it would really welcome donations.

“The food bank relies on donations of food from local people, businesses, and food rescue organisation Kiwi Community Assistance.”

The Johnsonville Food Bank which is run by the “great staff at the Johnsonville Community Centre”, provides support to those in need from Ngaio through to Churton Park.

The Newlands food bank is managed by a long standing local voluntary group Newlands Community House.

It is housed in the Newlands Community Centre and centre staff assist the volunteers in its operation. It serves the Newlands area (Newlands side of the motorway, including Newlands, Woodridge, Paparangi, Grenada Village and parts of Johnsonville).

The food bank aims to provide

Regional council seeks feedback

Greater Wellington Regional Council is inviting feedback on proposed changes to its Revenue and Financing Policy.

The Revenue and Financing Policy covers the council’s various sources of funding, and how the cost of services is shared across the region.

This includes the collection

of general rates, targeted rates, fixed charges and levies, and the use of government subsidies and funding.

The proposed policy change would rebalance the way general rates are applied, by removing a differential that currently applies to Wellington CBD and business rating


The differential was introduced in 2019 following the impact of the Kaikōura earthquake on central commercial and residential buildings.

One of the consultation questions relates specifically to ratepayers in Wellington city, however the council welcomes

people with a range of nutritious food and basic toiletry items.

Unfortunately, the ability to store perishable items such as meat, vegetables and dairy products is difficult with limited fridge/ freezer space.

The Newlands Community House is hoping to replace the aging chest freezer with an upright freezer which will give more space and better ability to store food easily.

“We are so grateful for donations of food, toiletries and also financial donations. The community is so generous,” Tatjana Manabe, Chair of Newland Community House, says.

She just asks that people check the best by or use by date of items they are donating, to ensure food isn’t expired, and to make sure packets of food are unopened. Donations can be dropped to the community centre from Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 5pm, or into the donation bin at Newlands New World.

feedback from anyone in the Wellington Region.

The consultation opened on 19 March and continues to Monday 22 April.

To learn more about the Revenue and Financing Policy and provide feedback visit haveyoursay.gw.govt.nz/revenueand-finance-policy.

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Council decision “appallingly

Wellington City Council’s decision that the Johnsonville train service is a “rapid transit” line has disappointed both the Johnsonville Community Association (JCA) and the Onslow Community Residents Association (ORCA).

When Wellington City Council voted on its new District Plan on 14 March it went against the recommendation of the Independent Panel that considered submissions on the plan.

The Independent Panel decided that the Johnsonville rail line was not a “rapid transit” line.

The council’s decision is “appallingly bad,” JCA member Warren Taylor says.

Mr Taylor put the JCA submissions to the Independent Panel together along with JCA member Mary Therese.

“The cold, hard reality is that the Johnsonville line is not frequent, is slow and is not reliable,” he says.

“There was a string of transport experts that appeared before the panel saying it is not rapid transport.”

That included Waka Kotahi management.

“You have got all these transport specialists saying it is not a

rapid transit line.

“The only people saying that it is a rapid transport service is the council staff and officers and the 10 Wellington City Councillors who voted that it was.

“All that adds up to a decision that is wrong,” Mr Taylor says.

When the council voted on the issue that the Johnsinville line was a “rapid transport service” it passed by 10 votes to eight.

John Apanowicz, Tim Brown, Diane Calvert, Ray Chung, Sarah Free, Iona Pannett, Tony Randle, and Nicola Young were the eight votes against.

The council’s decision on the District Plan is not yet final. The council has to submit it to the Minister of Housing, Chris Bishop, who will make the final decision

“With the vote of 10 to eight we are quietly confident the Minister will make the right call,” Mr Taylor said.

“If he sides with the council [on the issue of the Johnsonville rail line] I would be absolutely amazed.”

Mr Taylor also notes that the council plans to have 6,000 more residents live in Johnsonville over the next 30 years. Currently the suburb has around 10,000 residents.

“That’s a 60% increase, and

are going to leave them without any rapid transport into town.

“This is completely illogical,” Mr Taylor says.

ORCA was “very disappointed” with the council’s decision, its President Lawrence Collingbourne says.

“We are pretty gutted because we put a lot of effort into establishing the fact that it is not a ‘rapid transit line’, which the Independent Panel accepted.”

However “because of the block of left wing councillors it was not a surprise.”

The Independent Panel’s decision on the Johnsonville rail line was “a finding of fact,” Mr

Collingbourne says.

The council vote “is turning a blind eye to that.

“How can such a slow and, except at peak times, infrequent train service in any way be considered rapid?”

“It is now with the Minister of Housing, Chris Bishop. That will be the final decision.

“We will just have to wait and see what he comes up with.

“We are going to write to the Minister expressing our views. I think that it is worthwhile to do that.

“It would also be good if people would write and express their views to him,” Mr Collingbourne says.

Council supporting regional water reform

Wellington City Council has voted to work with other Wellington councils on a plan to reform the region’s water services. The councils’ aim is to develop a new affordable and sustainable water delivery model.

The council decided to commit to the new unified approach on 14 March. Hutt City Council and Upper Hutt City Council made their commitments on 6 March.

It is absolutely crucial that every stakeholder in this region works together collaboratively

on the best solution for water, Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau says. “Councils around the country are facing similar challenges.

“That is why we need to work towards a new model to make funding and delivery of water infrastructure more sustainable and efficient in the long run.

“We are committed to working with other regional councils to provide resilient water networks and deal with population growth.” The Government’s new Local Water Done Well policy

indicates that by mid-2025 councils will be required to produce water service delivery plans that meet regulatory and investment requirements.

The council’s 14 March vote committed Wellington City Council to signing a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will create a non-binding partnership between local councils to work on a unified water service delivery plan.

Under the MoU, one elected member from each council will

sit on an Advisory Oversight Group (AOG) for the joint water service delivery plan process, alongside iwi/M ā ori partner representatives.

Mayor Whanau has been nominated to represent Wellington City Council.

The AOG will be chaired by an independent expert and supported by council chief executives and a joint project team.

It will not be a formal joint committee or have any decision-making rights.

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Neighbours Day a huge success

The annual Neighbours Day held at Ngā Hau e Whā o Paparārangi (NHEWOP) Marae on 16 March “was one of the most successful Neighbours Days we have held,” Leighsah Rawiri, Kaitari (secretary) of NHEWOP says.

“The weather was kind to us, and the afternoon was filled with fun and whakawhanaungatanga” (relationship building).

Wendy Slight of Newlands Medical Centre and Pippa Cubey of Newlands Community Centre agreed – “we have a wonderful community in Newlands”.

The weather was warm, and so was the welcome to the Newlands community at the event.

After the manuhiri (visitors) were greeted by the hau kāinga (people of the marae) everyone had time to enjoy the afternoon.

This event has run for many years in March, and this year was jointly organised by NHEWOP, Newlands Community Centre and Newlands Medical Centre.

Around 200 people took part in activities over the afternoon. Children and adults enjoyed the traditional Māori games run by Tū Mātau Ora, rock painting and bubble blowing with NewlandsTamariki Playcentre, tug of war with Newlands Scouts, break dancing and face painting with youth organisation Challenge 2000 and a free Zumba session with Carolyn Patchell of Zumbalicious.

Visitors could sit in the Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade fire truck, have a go at learning CPR with the Wellington Free Ambulance Heartbeat team, get their blood pressure checked for free by Newlands Medical Centre team and get health advice from the Tū Ora Vaccinator team.

The Newlands Paparangi Progressive Association had a free draw for two Grab and Go emergency bags and a 200 litre water tank.

Inside the whare people could observe and have a go at raranga (flax

There were plants and information about gardening from Manabe Micronursery.

Members of St Michael’s Church sustained people throughout the afternoon with free tea, coffee, biscuits and fruit.

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Laughing about the tough stuff

Karori resident Dr Jo Prendergast is both a psychiatrist and a comedian and her latest comedy show been programmed into the prestigious New Zealand International Comedy Festival on 14 May.

Her show is entitled Cancer and Cartwheels.

When Dr Prendergast was diagnosed with breast cancer in May 2021, she asked herself what good she could do with the treatment experience.

As someone who cannot be idle - even during chemo - she put together a website on managing chemotherapy side-effects, made a semi-viral TikTok, and wrote her second comedy show.

At the three-year anniversary of her diagnosis, Jo is cancer-free and ready to laugh about the tough stuff.

Everyone is invited to laugh with her by attending Cancer and Cartwheels.

Combining her wit, psychiatric knowledge and lived experience, Cancer and Cartwheels is an empowering show that is a much-needed representation of cancer survivorship and a hearty laugh.

Jo’s humour and experience resonates loudly with women 45+ and her informed approach to crafting comedy makes it a meaningful – and at times educational –night out for a wider audience.

Complementing her comedy talent and psychiatry practice, Jo is also an author, with a new release book for parents about teenage mental health, When Life Sucks, published by Harper Collins.

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Her guiding kaupapa on the page and stage is to look after oneself and keep finding the humour in life.

Cancer and Cartwheels embodies this wholeheartedly.

It is just the tonic required for anyone struggling with change, feeling overwhelmed after bad news or wanting to be entertained.

Dr Prendergast is a long time resident of Karori. She was a student at St Teresa’s School and Marsden College.

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Inner Wheel celebrating centenary

The voluntary service organisation Inner Wheel celebrates its international centenary this year.

To mark this milestone the New Zealand national body has worked with Matthews Nursery and over the past three years have developed a special rose.

This exquisite floribunda rose boasts a vibrant red colour. It is distinguished by its lush, manypetalled blooms, and grows in clusters on a healthy, bushy plant.

This variety produces an abundance of flowers and is an ideal addition to any garden where it will undoubtedly create a striking display.

Roses are often named for special occasions or to raise funds for various causes. This rose is called “In Friendship”.

Bred by Bob Matthews, it is exclusively available for pre-order from Inner Wheel New Zealand for winter delivery.

To place an order please contact the Inner Wheel Club of Wellington via beryld.green@gmail.com.

The rose will be despatched as a bare-root bush rose at the end of June or the beginning of July 2024. Shipping is only available within New Zealand.

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Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Wellington reside in the city’s northern suburbs.

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It help builds communities and connections, and through voluntary service, it contribute $1.5 million to the New Zealand economy, to support women and children within communities.

Karori Rec Centre open day

The Karori Recreation Centre is holding an open day from 10am to 2pm on Saturday 23 March.

This is a free event by Wellington Recreation Centres, Wellington City Council and Club Active Gym Wellington.

“We invite all whā nau and friends to join us for a free

day of exciting activities for all ages,” the Karori Recreation Centre says.

“There will be inflatable fun, gymnastics, sports games, Club Active fitness classes and a sausage sizzle.

“This is a Karori experience like no other, and you won't want to miss it.”

A memorial to Khandallah pilot Ron Baker, whose Spitfire was shot down over Belgium during the Second World War, will soon be unveiled.

Ron’s Spitfire was one of two planes shot down over the village of Eernegem in 1943 and the vollagers have been tending the pilots’ two graves ever since.

Recently a local technical engineering college student decided to craft a memorial to go alongside the graves.

Along with a group of his fellow students, they have researched the history of the two New Zealand pilots buried in Eernegem – Ron Baker and John Thomson.

The students initially intended to make the memorial using metal from the wing of a Spitfire. However the municipal authorities required the use of durable “corden

steel” instead.

The memorial features two spitfires supported by metal arches.

The memorial will be unveiled at a ceremony on 25 May and Ron’s nephew Tim Barber will be travelling to Eernegem for the event.

“It will be the culmination of years of research I have being doing into Ron,” Tim says.

“So it is quite something.”

Ron left New Zealand, where he had been working for the Railways, for the United Kingdom in 1940 and joined the Royal Air Force.

He trained to fly Hurricanes and did so in the south of England before being posted to the Desert War.

After serving in north Africa for a year or two he returned to England and converted to Spitfires. He flew three sorties over Europe and was shot down during a dog fight on his third flight.

Ron was flying one of 12 Spitfires

that left on a sweep mission on 20 October 1943.

The aim of the mission, codenamed Rodeo 263, was an attack flight over French Vitry and Lille, targeting ground targets and strategic points.

Soon after flying over Ostend they were attacked from below by four Focke-Wulf Fw 190s.

Flying Officers Baker and Thomson along with Flight Lieutenant Gaskin remained in the rear to fight the enemy while the other eight Spitfires continued their mission, and Flight Officers Baker and Thomson were shot down and crashed at Eernegem.

Ron’s name can be found on Second World War honours boards, including the one at Khandallah Town Hall, one at St Barnabas Church in Khandallah, one at Wellington College and one featuring former Railways employees at the Railways’ building in Wellington.

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Ron Baker. Photo: Supplied. The graves of Ron Baker (on the left) and John Thomson. Photo: Supplied.
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The rose named “In Friendship”, developed to celebrate Inner Wheel’s centenary. Photo: Supplied.

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Huge investment in water needed

The speaker at the last meeting of The REBUS Club of Khandallah was Nick Leggett, Chief Executive of Infrastructure New Zealand and Chair of the Wellington Water Board. With water leaks being a very popular subject in the news media, members were very keen to hear from Nick about this subject.

Wellington Water is owned and funded by the Wellington, Hutt, Porirua, and Upper Hutt city councils, Greater Wellington Regional Council and South


Nick told the meeting how Wellington region’s water infrastructure is ageing with many assets near or at the end of their operational lives.

It’s a symptom of historical underinvestment and means Wellington has a large backlog of repair, maintenance and replacement.

The more ageing assets that can be replaced now, the fewer issues we’ll see in the future. But this will be expensive.

The investment advice that has

the next 10 years.

Nick also talked about Infrastructure New Zealand.

New Zealand has a $210 billion infrastructure deficit.

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, has advised we need to spend $30 billion per year for 30 years to address the current infrastructure deficit.

He said we aren’t even good at maintaining what infrastructure we do have – be it roads, 3-water infrastructure, schools or hospitals.

REBUS is a social club for seniors and meets on the last Friday of the month. The next Rebus meeting will be held on 5 April at 10 am, at the Khandallah Bowling Club. (REBUS usually meets on the last Friday of the month but as the last Friday in March is Good Friday the meeting will be held a week later).

The guest speaker will be Stephen Opie, CEO of Age Concern. Visitors are welcome.

For further information about the club, internet search “Khandallah REBUS” or visit https://

Police seek information on Newlands robbery

Police continue to seek information on two aggravated robberies, one that took place in the Newlands New World car park on 29 February.

The robberies related to crypto currency deals made over the social media platform Discord and the second robbery took place at New World Chaffeurs on 5 March.

Two men were involved in the robbery.

Police arrested one of the men on 7 March and he appeared in the Wellington District Court on 9 March, where he was remanded in custody to reappear on 28 March.

The Police continue their search for the other man involved in the robbery.

The Police are asking anyone who has information that could assist their enquiries, or anyone who has been the victim of similar offending, to call them on 105, quoting file number 210305/3355.

Carpentry apprentice of year

Entries are now open for the 2024 Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year competition, in partnership with CARTERS.

The competition is open to carpentry apprentices of all ages, and entrants don’t have to work for a Master Builder or be trained by a specific training provider. Apprentices are the sector’s future leaders. This competition will give them the opportunity to test their project management, business, presentation skills and practical skills, as well as meet industry leaders and like minded apprentices.

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Nick Leggett addressing the REBUS Club of Khandallah. Photo: Supplied.
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Cambodian New Year Celebrations in Karori

Embark on a cultural journey like never before! Come to the Karori Sports Club and Karori Park Cafe on 30 March for the vibrant Cambodian New Year Celebrations. This is a joyous occasion filled with traditional rituals and delectable cuisine.

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Cambodian culture, as we extend a warm invitation to community eager to

celebrate and learn. Experience the beauty of our customs and traditions, forging connections that transcend borders. Your presence will not only mark the festivities but also contribute to a shared celebration of diversity and unity. Join us in making memories that resonate across cultures!

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What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is used to describe individuals who have difficulty staying on task. This comes as 2 main types – inattentive and hyperactive - and there is also the combined version.

There are two main causes– boredom and confusion. People with ADHD are very intelligent and like dyslexics, are used to going into their own world to be entertained as they usually find school &/or the real-world boring.

A person with ADHD can experience time either faster or slower than reality and their understanding of concepts like change and consequence can be flawed or missing.

Without a solid understanding of change, our understanding of consequence cannot be concrete. Without this, concepts of cause, effect, before and after cannot be sure.

Without an understanding of before and after, understanding of time cannot be attained, nor can concepts of sequence and how to create order be fully understood. This is why ADHD people repeat the same mistakes.

People with ADHD are picture thinkers. They convert language (both oral and written) into

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a picture or movie, process it and then act. If a negative instruction is given, they will often do the opposite to what is intended. That is because there are no automatic pictures for words like “no”, “not”, “don’t”, “never”. If a picture thinker is told “Don’t run”, the first thing that comes to mind is running, in their impulsivity or eagerness to please, they will implement that picture and do the opposite to what was instructed.

What can be done about it?

The person can be taught using the Davis methods, the concepts that are missing or incomplete in their identity. They can also learn how to manage their energy levels – physical, thoughts and emotions. We teach them how to create order and we look at specific issues where things have not turned out the way the person intended and help them to brainstorm different tactics and predict various outcomes.

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Easter is celebrated throughout the world. Whether it be with an egg hunt for the kids, or to have a day off, it’s an exciting holiday for both young and old. But for some, Easter is a special time to celebrate sacrifice, love, and triumph over death.

As Christians, we know that God became man, died for our sins, and was resurrected on the third day. This is the basic tenet of the Christian faith and the reason we celebrate.

In John 11:25-26, Jesus claims to be the source and the giver of life. He guarantees eternal life to those who would put their faith in Him. Such assurance results in a great song

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Christianity possesses a founder who transcends death and promises that His followers will also be resurrected to new glorious bodies.

The resurrection of Jesus has a great impact on the lives of His followers. Because they know they will be resurrected to a new life, they can endure the trials and persecutions of life just as Jesus did, knowing well His promise that He will never leave nor forsake His own.

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A strategy outlining how the region needs to be developed to support a population increase the size of Wellington city was adopted by the Wellington Regional Leadership Committee (WRLC) on 19 March.

The Future Development Strategy (FDS) sets out a plan for housing and infrastructure to achieve the collective vision of providing sustainable growth for a predicted increase of 200,000 people over the next 30 years.

WRLC chair and Rangitane o Wairarapa iwi representative Darrin Apanui says the FDS lays the groundwork for a region filled with attractive, connected places.

The 19 March decision “will support the integration of new residents into our communities, with thriving urban environments

with adequate, liveable housing, transport connections and access to council services,” Mr Apanui says.

The FDS prioritises the effective use of zoned land and emphasises that growth is kept in existing areas where possible.

“Our region has the enviable advantage of having zoned twice as much housing than needed to meet demand. This means we can focus our growth on building housing and enhancing our existing urban areas,” Mr Apanui says.

“We want to strike a balance between developing for growth, which improves new and existing residents’ access to essential services while protecting our regions’ natural areas and highly productive land.”

Consultation between October and November last year revealed

70% of submitters supported the vision but wanted to see a balance struck between greenfield versus brownfield development.

“We recognise that there will be opportunities for greenfield development, but that these must be managed appropriately, keeping public transport and placemaking principles front of mind,” Mr Apanui says.

Mana whenua input in the strategy was also considered, with a framework – Te Tirohanga Whakamua –developed to prioritise development which is important to iwi.

Mr Apanui says the FDS supports tino rangatiratanga for Māori by prioritising iwi developments.

“Māori have an important role to play in building the future of our urban environments.

“This is part of their role as

kaitiaki through whakapapa, with a responsibility to protect, replenish, and sustain te taiao me te whenua,” Mr Apanui says.

Following the adoption of the FDS work will begin on the strategy’s implementation plan which will set out priority actions to be undertaken by partners along with suggested timeframes for completion.

Priorities include identifying incentives for development in the region and making smarter infrastructure investments.

WRLC deputy chair and Greater Wellington Regional Council chair Daran Ponter says the priorities underpin the need to carefully consider future investment.

“We need to be smart with our infrastructure development.

“For example, more roads can

Medium density housing that can be used to help house 200,000 more people.

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Autumn Fair

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Wadestown fair very successful

Wadestown’s 2024 community fair on 16 March was very successful.

It was another magical day and the weather gods smiled on the community.

Local residents of all ages enjoyed sampling the wares and crafts on sale while mingling happily in the sun.

The sausage sizzle and candy floss stands were in high demand as always.

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entertained the crowd with lively vocals and instrumental performances throughout the day while the Wadestown Toy library ran the popular bouncy castle and children’s play area.

A much-loved story time under the trees was hosted by Wadestown Librarian Kath Read and former Wadestown School Principal Sally Barrett.

Fair organiser and Acting Chair of the Wadestown Residents’ Association and

Highland Park Progressive Association, Greg Hyland was delighted with the turnout.

“I’m encouraged by the support from a re-energised residents’ association in recent months with more locals becoming involved and proactive in response to [Wellington City] Council’s planned changes for the suburb,” he says.

“Events like our annual fair play such a crucial role in keeping our community connected, informed and engaged.”

Huge turnout to Art Splash

In what could be the last time people can swim in the Khandallah Pool, the Save Khandallah Pool Team ran a very successful event.

The team hosted Art Splash @ Automat.

Automat was set up as an art studio so the younger members of the community can create art, making a “visual” petition to Wellington City Council (WCC) to save the pool.

There was a “huge turnout” to the event and “we were absolutely delighted,” says John McGrath, who established the Save Khandallah Pool team. A great number of children created art works, which will be presented to the Mayor and Wellington City Councillors.

“We are hugely grateful to Automat, Dunshea’s Deli and Sam’s Arthouse, who provided all the art supplies,” John says.

Following Art Splash everyone had the opportunity to swim in the pool. If the council’s plan to go ahead with closing the pool comes about, that will be the last time people will swim there. “We are hopeful that won’t be the case,” John says. Wellington City Council will begin its consultation on the draft Long

the Khandallah pool, on 12 April.

“We urge everyone to continue the momentum over the last few months and engage in the formal consultation so that their views are heard by the council,” John says.

An online petition to save the pool continues to attract signatures. Almost 3,000 people had signed when the “Independent Herald” went to print.

“If we get that response from people submitting on the Long Term Plan we would be absolutely thrilled,” John says.


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James Preston’s breathtaking display

James Preston unleashed a breathtaking display to crack 1 minute 45 seconds for the first time in his career when he won the 800 metres at the New Zealand Track and Field Championships in Wellington on 15 March.

This saw the Karori athlete climb to number two on the all-time New Zealand rankings.

Defying heavy rain as well as the wind, conditions that are not favourable to running fast times, James totally dominated the race in recording a time of 1 minute 44.87 seconds.

That time is within 0.17 seconds of the automatic Paris Olympic entry standard time.

It also bettered his own championship best performance in an event where he has now won the New Zealand title four times.

New Zealand 1500 metres, mile

and 3000 metres champion Sam Tanner entered the race looking to take out the 800 metres and 1500 metres double.

He came into the event having set a personal best of 1 minute 46.14 seconds three weeks ago.

However Sam had to settle for silver in 1 minute 47.70 seconds, nearly three seconds behind James.

Auckland athlete Luke Hitchcock claimed bronze in a time of 1 minute 51.97 seconds.

In one of the most eagerly awaited races of the championships, James set out with great intent and blasted through the first 400 metres in 50.5 seconds with Sam Tanner in close pursuit.

With 200 metres left to run James started rapidly pulling away, using his long stride to perfection, and by the time he entered the straight had effectively won the race against Sam.

It then became a race against the clock, a race James also won.

Carving 0.43 seconds off his previous best time set in 2022 he moved one position ahead of Sir John Walker’s long-standing mark of 1 minute 44.92 seconds set at the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games.

James now looms as the nearest challenger to the iconic 62-yearold national record of 1 minute 44.3 seconds set by Sir Peter Snell in Christchurch. This is the longest record in New Zealand’s track and field history.

“I didn’t have a time in mind. The goal was to go out and drop Sam, and make it hard for him,” James says.

On what has made the difference this season he says: “So many things.

“Last season I was incredibly disappointed with my season.

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Onslow’s Daniel Rose in the runs

Magnificent batting by Daniel Rose helped Onslow’s first Cricket XI to a dominant position on day one of their two-day match against Johnsonville on 16 March.

Daniel passed his century and was not out on 148 from 147 deliveries when Onslow declared its first inning closed at 382 for nine.

In reply Johnsonville was 42 for the loss of one wicket, playing on its home ground of Alex Moore Park.

Not only was Daniel Onslow’s top scorer, he also took the only Johnsonville wicket to fall and finished the day with one wicket for eight runs from his four overs.

Ethan Jefferson, with 56 runs, and Henry McIntyre, with 53 runs, also scored half centuries for Onslow.

When Johnsonville resumes its innings on 23 March they will be looking to Devan Vishvaka and Scott Mudgway to continue their promising partnership.

Devan was on 21 not out at stumps and Scott was on 17 not out. Ashan Wanasinghe and Sean Wakelin both bowled well for Johnsonville. Ashan took four wickets for 91 runs and Sean took three wickets for 80 runs.

Next Saturday will see the final


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day’s play in Wellington’s division one two-day competition.

The Johnsonville women’s division one team came close in their match against Collegians at Grenada North Park. Batting first, Collegians reached 145 for the loss of five wickets.

Johnsonville was just nine runs away from winning when they were all out for 137.

Annissa Greenlees scored 29

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runs from just 20 deliveries for Johnsonville.

Olivia Clark was just one run behind her with 28 from 27 balls and Estella Wallace scored 24 from the 15 balls she faced.

Both Annissa and Estella also bowled well for Johnsonville and both ended with identical figures of two wickets for 23 runs.

Aesha Sikhu took the other wicket to fall at a cost of 23 runs.

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James Preston leads Sam Tanner on his way to winning the New Zealand 800 metres title. Photo: Alisha Lovrich.
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