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Youth MP impact By Jacob Page

Newlands College’s Joshua Taefu knows his experience as Ohariu’s Youth MP will impact him as he heads out into the world. The Year 13 student, who was with Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor, says he has a new-found appreciation for the democratic process and the right to vote after his week in parliament with other like-minded teens “It’s been an amazing experience and this event has highlighted the importance of engagement in our democracy, especially for our youth.” Continued on page 2. Joshua Taefu says he has a new-found appreciation for democracy after being Ohariu’s Youth MP and shadowing Greg O’Connor.

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Joshua embraces close look at democracy Continued from page 1. Joshua says he was not part of the Youth Parliamentarian walk-out but had heard whispers it could happen. “Parliament is meant to hear all different types of voices but it was brought up in a bad taste way in my opinion.” “When I first found out I was going to be Ohariu’s MP, I was quite dough-eyed about trying to create real change but there was a realistic nature of it but I have a new-found respect for the process of our democracy. “I’m unsure where I want to head in my studies but Youth Parliament solidified my belief in the importance of engagement. “I think if I ever became an MP I’d rather go into multiple careers first because it would give me on the ground experience.” Joshua says more of an effort needs to be made on engaging young and first time voters in the parliamentary process. “The existence of the Make It 16 campaign and other youth issues, shows these movements are supported by people and we are making progress but there is a lot of work to be done to have the political voices of youth to be heard,” he says. “Regardless of any issue, if

Joshua was one of many young people getting a taste of life at the Beehive.

you feel strongly about it then you have a right to have your voice heard.” Joshua says he was stuck by the Beehive itself during the week. “You hear the high-pitched bells and you realise you have to run to the debating chambers which was a very cool experience. “My family are Samoan and

that has given me a level of empathy with 0ƗRri issues alongside co-governance and being in Parliament and experiencing things an MP would made me feel less removed from the parliamentary process. “I think one reason youth have such a low voter turn out is because they feel a bit removed from the system.

“Being in that space made me feel like we can influence change and there’s no reason why me and my friends can’t create change. “Hopefully the other youth MPs like me have been inspired by being at Parliament and seeing how it works. “It’s knowing that a vote matters.”

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William Shakespeare coined the I recently hosted a meeting which included phrase ‘Winter of Discontent’ and local property developers and he might have been referring representatives from the City and Regional to where the finds at the Councils. Theworld background foritself the meeting moment. During a all recent was the need to ensure peopleenforced involved in providing morefrom housing in our electorate, slowdown COVID, I got to whether a it be building themlocal or those watch lotthose more news, and regulating and permitting that building, world, than I normally do. The understand the issues which govern the issues are virtually indistinguishable ability to build the houses everyone agrees from country to country, the only we need. difference being it’s a ‘summer of discontent’ the ofNorthern There are essentially in two types development; greenfields and brownfields. Hemisphere, and they’re largely Greenfields means building on currently having heat-related weather issues undeveloped land, typically ex farmland on instead of the winter rain ones the edges of current urban areas, where we are. It’s all about supply chain infrastructure like sewers, water supply and issues, labour shortages, other essential services don’t existinflation, are gas prices, rising interest rates. usually built byand the developer. It just shows how joined-up the Brownfields development meanstwo rebuilding world is, where despite years on lockdowns existing sites, and has been of ofthere various degrees discussion in recent times inconsiderable every country, the issues are the around how much intensification should be same. New Zealand is becoming allowed in existing suburbs, especially more changingjoined-up of height limits this to allowweek, for more as the last travel restrictions were apartments. removed. Employers desperate for Both will havebe theirbuoyed advantages staff byand the fact they disadvantages; the Regional Council in like can bring in people from places particular see their role to prevent moreWith the Philippines to plug gaps.

our very low unemployment rate, runoff and other material ending up in our we know we have pretty much harbours, especially the Porirua harbour in exhausted the localnorth market, and at the case of development of the same time ensured wages have Johnsonville and Newlands. The Wellington risen to ensure workers survive City Council are concerned thatcan the existing infrastructure cannot handle pressure it on their wages. We the had become under when new housing areas are acomes low-wage economy which always developed. Existing aging risks opening upinfrastructure the gaps is between and needs upgrading across our city, as those in the lower paid groups evidenced by recent pipe failures. An and others. The cost of areas living advantage of intensification of existing payment totherefore those earning less means morepaid people, more than $70,000 a those year,upgrades. who are not ratepayers to pay for getting the winter energy payment, Developers of course needthe to make a profit, is designed to help lower-paid and wish tothese keep their compliance costs as through tough times. low as possible. Many believe the Resource Management Act is too cumbersome. We as

A lot offorthose people will tobe government our part have undertaken the ones called out to clear the rewrite that act. numerous slips and washouts The feedback was good, but the success will be when thereon areour sufficient affordable occurring roads and streets houses to meet demand. That is certainly my this wet winter. They allow the rest goalus as to yourget MP.on with our lives, and of deserve the recognition. That, and of course having a vibrant and functioning Johnsonville Shopping Centre we

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Johnsonville Market on the hunt for new location By Jacob Page

After 10 years, the Johnsonville Markets are looking for a new home. The Sunday Market at Johnsonville School has been a favourite to many people in North Wellington over the years but it was announced on Monday it has been forced to close and look for a new location. Market spokesperson Sam Somers confirmed in a message. “Now I have some sad news to give, news we don’t want to hear but Johnsonville Market

at Johnsonville School will no longer be operating. “With the recent school renovations along with the reduction in carparks, (and) the traffic management plan, the market is now closed. “We are on the (hunt) for a new location but that won’t be as quick in a succession plan. “We will be keeping this group open for fans of the market to support stallholders directly such as myself at Bean Here, Suvami at Roti Variety, Lynda McGregor at Little Bread Loaf, Moshim Khan at

Moshims MMK Wellington, Katy Chrunchy Xiaojun who did the socials for her Father Jin Lou opposite me. “And when the time comes to have a new location in full swing, we can alert you to details. “For those wanting to show support, in online ordering, those stallholders with their systems in place will start posting.” The market has been involved in controversy over its time. In September last year, an independent commissioner gave

resource consent to Johnsonville Market to formalise the operation. The produce market applied retrospectively for resource consent after the market was closed following a complaint from a member of the public. The complaints received by Wellington City Council related to matters including traffic congestion, parking issues and early morning truck noise. Public submissions to the council about the market during the time were more in favour than opposed.

Capital BMX track to get upgrade By Jacob Page

The Capital BMX Track at the Southern end of Ian Galloway Park, Curtis Street is getting a much-needed upgrade over the next month. Heavy machinery started to arrive earlier this week as the club is redeveloping one of the straights and then fully resurfacing the track. There will also be five days during the period that the car park will need to be closed for a couple of hours each afternoon for truck/trailer units to deliver lime. With some very generous grants from New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT), Pub Charity Limited, TAB and Wellington City Council, the club is able to redevelop Straight 3 to something better suited to their members and the general public. They will be changing the

pro-straight, with it’s 10m step up gap jump, into a challenge straight with challenging, but more case friendly options; and then lowering the height of the right hand side to become a development straight where they can teach the sprockets to jump. At the same time, the club is going to fully resurface the track back to the same standard as what they did on part of straight 1 last year. The contractor will start with a scrape off of the polymer and resurface on straights 1 and 2 before moving on to the straight 3 changes. The key will be to keep everyone out of the site to allow the contractors and machinery to get on with it; and then to keep everyone off the new smooth surface until it is set. The club is hoping to re-open the track on the first weekend of September, weather permitting.

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Botanic Gardens play area upgrade The Wellington Botanic Garden ki Paekākā play area is due for an upgrade, and Wellington City Council want to understand how you experience the play area. They have created a quick survey on their website that has only five questions and takes less than five minutes to complete. Submissions close at 5pm, Monday 15 August.

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Pier review of wharves close to completion Karaka Bay Jetty will soon close for upgrade work and repairs as part of Wellington City Council’s Coastal Wharf Upgrades project. The purpose of the overall project is to help ensure the structures are safe and can be used by the community for years to come for recreational activities like boating, swimming, diving and fishing. The repairs are also important for contingency planning, so in the event of an emergency, the city wharves should be available to provide continued access to the CBD and suburbs. Karaka Bay Jetty was originally built in 1901, so repair planning was prepared in collaboration with a heritage advisor to take into consideration its heritage status. Works, which are planned to start in the next fortnight weather permitting and estimated to take up to two months, include: Repair of the two outer piles with fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP)

jackets. The addition of four new timber joists. Resurfacing of the asphalt deck. Other coastal structure repairs in the project include the 120-year-old Seatoun Wharf which is currently having work finalised and is due to reopen next month, and Queens Wharf and the Police Wharf which were both strengthened with new piles and fenders in 2020. The project has also provided the team with an opportunity to install informative panels at some sites to give passers-by a bit of a history lesson says Project Manager, Joel De Boer. “We did some work on the old slipway area at Clyde Quay Boat Harbour recently, making sure it’s all shipshape with new walkways and hazards removed. Some of the original rails and winch remain, so we installed a panel showing the remarkable history of the slipway

Karaka Bay Jetty will soon close for upgrade work and repairs as part of Wellington City Council’s Coastal Wharf Upgrades-project.

and yacht club. “There are also hand painted signs giving people an idea of the original use of the iconic boatsheds and buildings, along with dates of construction.” Recently, Council secured resource

consent to remove the disused patent slipway jetty in Evans Bay, which was beyond repair due to decay. Council will endeavour to repair about 15 metres of the jetty, and install signage showing archival images and information panels

to keep its history alive for future generations. The works were funded in the Annual Plan budget 2019/2020 and are part of a 10-year investment strategy to ensure coastal structures are maintained appropriately.

Wellingtonians should get prepared to manage own waste following earthquake A new journal paper on emergency sanitation suggests Wellington region residents should be prepared to manage their own toilet waste for a month or more following a major earthquake. If a large earthquake were to occur on the Wellington fault, the region could see lengthy outages of wastewater and road networks. Recognising this, a Post-Earthquake Sanitation Plan has been produced by representatives from Massey University Wellington, Regional Public Health, Wellington Water, Green Earth Ltd and the Wellington

Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO). Lifelines Utilities Coordinator for the regional Civil Defence and Emergency Management Group, Richard Mowll, says people may be unable to flush their toilets for one to three months following a large earthquake, and should be prepared to store their own waste for at least a week. “Road access around the region could be affected for days to months following a large earthquake, which would reduce the ability of emergency services organisations to

respond to the earthquake and would also disrupt services such as refuse collection,” Mowll says. The sanitation plan suggests a number of options for emergency toilets and states the preferred option for most people is a two-bucket toilet system. “The 2011 Christchurch earthquake highlighted how vital it is that communities are prepared to manage their own waste following a large earthquake. Massey University and WREMO previously collaborated on a pilot of a twobucket toilet system which found

two-buckets – one for wee, and one for poo and toilet paper – to be the most viable option for residents of our region,” Mowll says. Following this pilot, the region’s nine councils, WREMO, Wellington Water, Regional Public Health, NgƗti Toa and managers of solid waste, discussed the process of capture, containment, emptying, transport, treatment and disposal of waste if the two-bucket system was implemented. “The goal of this system is to minimise gastro outbreaks in the community following an emergency

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Northern Suburbs represented in Bach Choir Concert Ngaio pianist and music teacher Emma Sayers is joining the Bach Choir of Wellington’s accompanist Douglas Mews to provide a visual treat of four hands on one piano. The former colleagues from the New Zealand School of Music have enjoyed reconnecting to provide the accompaniment for the rarely heard Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder, Op. 65. Emma grew up in a musical family in Churton Park. She enjoys this Brahms work “because it has a beautifully crafted accompaniment that adds other threads to the musical story’’. “Who controls the pedal, turns the pages, ensuring you do not crash mid-air and, most importantly, not to stab each other with your finger nails are the logistics to work through when playing duets” says Douglas. Half of the Bach Choir members travel from the northern and western suburbs each Monday night for weekly rehearsals in the city. They are looking forward to singing this Brahms piece with other songs of love and longing by Dowland, Purcell, Clements and Copland for this, their first concert of the year after having their April concert cancelled due to Covid restrictions. The concert, Songs of Love, is on Saturday 13 August, 4pm at St Andrew’s on the Terrace, Wellington under the musical direction of Crofton Downs resident Shawn Michael Condon.

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First Sonic Artist-inResidence announced Dr Cristopher Ramos Flores has been awarded the first Creative New Zealand / New Zealand School of Music—Te .ǀNƯ (NZSM) Sonic Artist residency. The threemonth residency comes with a studio at Toi 3ǀneke Arts Centre, where the resident can develop and show new works. An alumnus of NZSM (at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington), Dr Ramos Flores is a composer and instrument-builder based in Wellington, originally from Morelia in Mexico. He completed his Master of Arts in Musical Composition at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, United States. Last year, he finished his Doctorate in Music Composition at NZSM, for which he researched and designed hyperinstruments—musical instruments designed to be used with electronic sensors. “I am very happy to have three months at Toi Poneke to work on a collection of works called Little Portals. This collection will tell the history of postal mail in New Zealand through its letterboxes. The work I will do seeks to rescue the value and history of these little portals and the postal service itself, which is rapidly changing and struggling through the new times,” says Dr Ramos Flores, who alongside his musical practice, also works as a delivery agent for New Zealand Post. Residency judge Dr Thomas Voyce says, “Cris produces personal and fascinating work as a sound artist. Through this residency, Cris will explore notions of community and communication, and we are very excited to see how his work develops over the next few months.”

Dr Cristopher Ramos Flores has been awarded the first Creative New Zealand/ New Zealand School of Music—Te Kōkī (NZSM) Sonic Artist residency.

Dr Ramos Flores’ catalogue of works includes compositions for solo instruments, chamber ensemble, large orchestra, and works including electronics, as well as interactive installations. In 2014, he started the first laptop orchestra in Mexico. He is currently teaching music technology courses at Facultad Popular de Bellas Artes, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolas de Hidalgo in Mexico, and at Massey University in Wellington. Dr Ramos Flores will be in residence at Toi Pǀneke Arts Centre in Wellington from 26 September to 18 December 2022. This residency is the final to be awarded of three NZSM residencies funded with Creative New Zealand’s help in 2022. The Victoria University of Wellington Foundation is seeking donations to their Composer-in-Residence Fund to ensure the future of the residencies.

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Very little takeaways – home cooking instead, pre-plan car trips to save petrol, and checking the price when buying groceries.

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Bird numbers soar to new heights The latest Miramar Peninsula bird count results reveal a 51% increase in native birds on the Miramar Peninsula. The increase in native birds has been driven by a 550% increase in pƯwakawaka (NZ fantails), a 275% increase in riroriro (grey warblers) and a 49% increase in WnjL James Willcocks, Project Director for Predator Free Wellington, said the explosion of wildlife on the Miramar Peninsula is an acknowledgment of everyone’s efforts to eradicate rats and mustelids from the peninsula. “It’s a real credit to the hard work that’s being done, not just from us, but from volunteer groups, such as Predator Free Miramar, Te Motu Kairangi Ecological Restoration group, Forest and Bird - Places for Penguins, as well as all the volunteer trapping groups throughout the wider Wellington city. “Everyone is pitching in and it’s so satisfying to see more and more native birds on the peninsula and in our city.” “This is a real demonstration of

what can be achieved when people commit to delivering a collective vision,” said James. James said birds tell us about the health of a place, so they are a type of messenger in this regard. To see the bird numbers increase as they are, tells us Wellington is alive, we are living in a nature city, and Wellingtonians can only expect to see more native birds in their neighbourhood. Along with the formal bird count results, Predator Free Wellington has 300 monitoring cameras set up to detect rat activity on the peninsula. “We used to have thousands of rat photographs to scan through weekly, now instead of rats we are picking up NƗNƗULki on our cameras, and we are seeing more images of koroUƗ (little blue penguins) than rats on the peninsula which is epic,” said James. Dan Henry, Predator Free Miramar says the formal results are hugely gratifying and reflect what those in the community are seeing. “We hear lots of reports from delighted locals of WnjL feeding in

backyards, or SƯwakawaka following volunteers along their traplines in the bush, but it’s awesome to have these anecdotes confirmed with the data. And NƗNƗ sightings are becoming more and more frequent too, so we’re looking forward to having them settle properly soon,” said Dan. Predator Free Wellington is a partnership between Wellington City Council, Greater Wellington Regional Council, Predator Free 2050 Limited and the NEXT Foundation. Predator Free Wellington is a world first project attempting to remove introduced species from the capital city and its surrounds so that native species and communities can thrive. Stage one of this project is an attempt to eradicate two species of rats, stoats and weasels from Miramar Peninsula before moving further into the city. Miramar Peninsula is home to thousands of Wellingtonians, making this eradication one of the first large-scale multi species pest eradications to be carried out in urban and suburban habitat anywhere in the world.

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The increase in native birds has been driven by a 550% increase in pīwakawaka (NZ fantails), a 275% increase in riroriro (grey warblers) and a 49% increase in tūī. Photo: Emma Rowell.

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Nicola Willis MP Plunket has launched the sleep and settling pēpi course where parents can learn more about getting to know their baby’s cues, find out what helps babies sleep and settle, and get tips for knowing when their baby is showing signs they are ready to sleep.

Help at hand for Wellington parents As every Wellington parent knows, people who say they ‘sleep like a baby’ usually don’t have one. But help is at hand thanks to a new online course from :KƗQDX ƖZhina Plunket. The organisation has launched the sleep and settling SƝSi course where parents can learn more about getting to know their baby’s cues, find out what helps babies sleep and settle, and get tips for knowing when their baby is showing signs they are ready to sleep. Principal Clinical Advisor Karen Magrath says some of the most common questions to PlunketLine nurses are how to know when baby is tired, how to get babies to sleep, and how to re-settle them if they wake. “We get lots of questions about sleep and it’s no wonder! New parents quickly learn that sleep – or a lack of it – affects everyone in the household,” Ms Magrath says. “We have worked with sleep experts, and parents and wKƗnau, to create this online course on pƝpi sleep and settling, so everyone

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in the whƗQau can get a bit more shut-eye and feel more confident with managing their baby’s sleep patterns.” The sleep and settling course covers: s What affects your baby’s sleep s parents’ and wKƗQau expectations s normal sleep for SƝpi s healthy and safe sleep s Signs that your SƝSi is tired s where to get help. The content is broken into relevant bitesized chunks so people access the information as they need it, without having to complete the whole course. “Expectant parents know their days of restful slumbers may be numbered, but nothing quite prepares you for the reality of pƝpi sleep,” Ms Magrath says. “But our experienced nurses have shared a few tricks of the trade, and we hope the sleep and settling course will help everyone in the wKƗQau get a bit more of that elusive and all-important rest.”

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NORTH WELLINGTON VOLUNTARY SERVICE AWARDS Nominations for the presentation of the 2022 North Wellington Voluntary Service Awards are now open. Organisations/Individuals that have volunteers who meet the following criteria are invited to forward a nomination for consideration: To qualify for an award the person nominated must have performed Voluntary service: 1. without any form of remuneration, 2. for a minimum period of three (3) years, 3. within the geographical area between Churton Park in the north to Crofton Downs in the south and Kaiwharawhara and Ohariu Valley in the east and west. 4. Nominations must be forwarded by the Organisation the nominee is associated with. Personal nominations will be accepted in certain circumstances. Nominations must be lodged on the formal Nomination Form and include all relevant information for consideration by Committee. Forms are available from: The Awards Facebook Page ‘North Wellington Voluntary Service Awards’ OR Ray J Good, Secretary, on 021 2123136 Email: northernserviceawards@gmail.com Facebook: North Wellington Voluntary Service Awards

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Bowlzilla returns to Wellington Wellington is set to again be the Capital of Skateboarding with the return of Bowlzilla Wellington on Saturday 29th October. New Zealand’s National Bowl Skating Championships will be roaring back bigger than ever to crown the Nation’s best skaters. Bowlzilla Wellington is going to be the biggest gathering of skaters in New Zealand this year. With New Zealand opening back up again, this year’s festival is going to be a celebration like no other. The week offers; parties, music, art shows, industry catch ups, governance meetings, barbecues, ramp jams, the competition and most importantly community. Bowlzilla was established as a foundational event that the New Zealand skating community can depend upon and utilise as a platform for all things skate every year without fail. The competition is what makes it all possible but the whole week of all the things is the point. That is why this year there are a couple of new gatherings being added to the permanent schedule. In addition to the Welcome Party, ARTZILLA, Bowlzilla Wellington National Bowl Skating Championships, Dive In after party and the Karori Vert Jam and barbecue, a free women’s Learn To Ride clinic will be added at Waitangi Park during the week and some surprises with the inclusion of the more diverse creative outlets of New Zealand’s skate community for the art show. There are a few other awesome gatherings being announced as we get closer to the festival. This is the second year in a row that Bowlzilla Wellington has had to postpone due to COVID lockdowns and it will be the second year in a row New Zealand skaters will come out the other side with a bigger and better gathering to celebrate the awesomeness and resilience of their community. More skaters, more events, more fun and it’s all free. There are returning sponsors ensuring the

Tech Deck 16 & Unders, Santa Cruz Open, Masters and Yeah Gnar Women’s divisions will be just as spectacular as always and to make it more interesting Protec are doing a special prize for the hardest skating most spectacular slam of the day. The parties are getting a bit of extra wow this year that will be announced shortly and Wellington Skateboarding Association, Skateboarding New Zealand and Wellington City Council via its Community Events and Sports Event funding are lifting the week to even bigger heights. To top it all off there is international broadcast via the live webstream with an international media partnership being announced shortly. “Wellington City Council is excited to welcome back the annual Bowlzilla Wellington event. Following the debut and success of so many incredible skaters at the Olympics, we look forward to seeing these athletes in action at the National Championships in the Capital. An incredible opportunity for our community to witness the skill of these skaters. To all of those competing at Bowlzilla Wellington 2022 – we look forward to seeing you in action.” Mayor Andy Foster Wellington City Council, Wellington Skateboarding Association, Redhead or Dead Events and Miryoku Agency have joined forces once again to bring this fantastic festival to the New Zealand skaters. “Skaters are some of the most resilient people in the world. We are brilliant at adapting and taking whatever is in front of us and turning it into the best moments possible. Bowlzilla 2022 is going to be a case study in this and we can’t wait to reunite with our friends and family in Wellington for the week of the 29th October to celebrate. The continuing support of Wellington City Council and our sponsors, which make it all possible,

Wellington is set to again be the Capital of Skateboarding with the return of BOWLZILLA Wellington on Saturday October 29.

Wellington region targets skills development Update from your local city councillor

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The Wellington Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) has targeted skills development and a more connected labour market in the region’s first Workforce Plan. Launched this week, the plan sets out the RSLG’s long-term vision for a more highly skilled regional workforce and outlines the region’s skills and workforce challenges and priority focus areas. “We have identified the need for the region to build better connections between employers, educators and workers, and to focus on building thriving workplaces and supporting young people into employment,” said Wellington RSLG co-chair Glenn Barclay. The plan has nine actions including encouraging large organisations to use social procurement to increase sustainable employment, promoting training and skills development in the region, and making information and support available to employers to source, retain, progress and upskill people from our priority communities. “We have been deliberate in working with all parts of the Wellington region, as the needs of our sub-regions can be easily dominated by the volume of our cities.” said iwi co-chair Daphne Luke. She added, “We have had the privilege of working with Iwi MƗori who have shared

their aspirations and the work that they are engaged in to ensure their future generations are skilled, knowledgeable and maximising their contributions to their communities and the wider region, and to do so, as MƗori.” The plan acknowledges the differences in the sub-regions that make up the Wellington region: Wairarapa, Porirua, Hutt Valley, KƗpiti, and Wellington City. The RSLG engaged extensively with local communities and key regional stakeholders during development of its plan and will continue to work with them on its implementation. “This regional workforce plan is our first step towards resolving some long-standing challenges in our region,” Barclay said. “It’s our plan for the next three years, with actions we can take to address issues now that position us well for our future workforce. The plan is already being put to action, and will be refreshed and re-evaluated annually.” The plan identifies the significant shortages in qualified and skilled people the region’s employers are facing, particularly in healthcare, construction and infrastructure, digital technologies, manufacturing, the primary sector, and the visitor sector. The Wellington Regional Workforce Plan is available on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website at mbie.govt.nz/wellington-rslg.


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Little Film Festival at Ngaio Union Church Ngaio Union Church recently updated its sound system and is sharing it with the community. “I’ve wanted to do movie nights at Ngaio Union for ages,” says Kate Spencer, steward to Minister Sue Brown “Sue and I were brainstorming one lunchtime, we hit upon the idea of a Little Film Festival, where all the movies we watch have ‘little’ in the title, and we were away.” The first movie, Little Women (2019), drew a small but cosy crowd of around 15 viewers on Matariki Night. Kate and co. served hot chocolate (with all the trimmings) and popcorn as people arrived, there were blankets put out for people to snuggle into, and the heating was on. “While there were some fireworks around Ngaio, they didn’t disturb our viewing and we really enjoyed being ‘at the cinema together’,” says Kate. “I’m really looking forward to the

The Ngaio Union Church’s first film festival proved to be a success. next one,” Kate grins. “We’ll be watching Little Miss Sunshine on Friday 22nd July, at 7pm. It’s a bit more sweary than the last one, and deals with suicidal thoughts and ideations, so a wee warning for folks who haven’t seen it. “It’s a really heartwarming and delightful film, I promise!” The sound system and Kate’s love of movies aren’t the only

The next Ngaio Union Church film night will be held on August 19. reasons for the film festival. “The nearest cinema is in town and, with the cost of parking and cinema tickets and treats etc, it can be an expensive outing. “The Little Film Festival is koha

and open to everyone (depending on the age rating of the chosen film). Plus, this is such a lovely way to connect with our local community and welcome them in.”

They’ve got all the licensing sorted, the cosy blankets, the hot chocolate, and most of all the warm welcome. “We’d love to have lots of people join us,” says Kate.

Hospitality legend Peter Norrie inducted into Hall of Fame Wellington hospitality legend Peter Norrie has been inducted into the Hospitality New Zealand Hall of Fame. He has played an influential part in the capital’s hospitality scene for 43 years, including starting iconic businesses and serving on industry bodies. The Hall of Fame is made up of people who have made significant contributions, demonstrated passion and dedication, and are admired and respected by their peers. Peter’s induction took place during Hospitality NZ’s annual Awards for Excellence ceremony in Auckland last week. He started in the industry in 1977 when he bought the lease

of Wellington’s iconic Clarendon Hotel, on the corner of Taranaki St and Courtenay Place. This followed 13 years in accounting and finance during which time he owned a textile importing company. He says his investment in the Clarendon made him realise the opportunities that existed in the liquor industry, and so began a storied career. “Over the next 43 years I purchased, developed, and sold more than 26 individual liquor properties covering all facets of the industry.” This included developing another Wellington hospitality landmark, the Bond Street Inn, in 1981 – the first new-build by an

independent operator in the city for more than 20 years. Peter has also given back to the industry with distinction, serving as Wellington association branch President for three years, Treasurer for 15 years, and as a Board member of the national association from 1998-2008. He was made a Life Member of the Wellington branch in 2002. One of his greatest achievements was “staying married and capturing a few dollars”. In December he and wife, Pamela, will celebrate “59 years of marital bliss”. He says he’s delighted to accept the honour of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. “Hospitality has been in my

blood for 43 years and it’s really great to be recognised in this way.” He says the pandemic has tested everyone in hospitality. “It’s definitely been incredibly challenging and definitely the toughest time, but innovative operators will succeed by thinking outside the square.” Innovation played a big part in his life, as is evident from an incident while he was at school at Christchurch Boys High School, which would be a pointer to his later career. “I perceived an opportunity to sell flagons of beer to thirsty fellow seventh form cricketers from the school tuck shop. I was the young lad in charge of the

shop therefore I could access the building in weekends. The naivete of youth, of course – I was always going to get caught. “The only thing that saved me from being expelled was that the previous year I had been awarded the Board of Governors’ prize for service to the school. The tuck shop had made its largest profit in 35 years!” Hospitality Chief Executive Julie White says Peter is one of the true legends of hospitality. “Peter has achieved and contributed a huge amount during his career and deserves our top accolade. Without him and others like him, hospitality across New Zealand simply would not be the same welcoming place it is.”

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GARDENING THIS WEEK The importance of Calcium: By Wally Richards Calcium (garden lime) is a very basic mineral that is often overlooked by gardeners. Kiwi gardeners in the past would dig over their vegetable garden at the beginning of winter after the last crops had been harvested. The soil would be turned to the depth of one and a half to two spade depths, bringing the subsoil to the surface and then left in unbroken as mounds for frosts to work on. Over these clods of soil a good coating of garden lime would be applied making it look like it had snowed after application. The idea was to bring up from the subsoil minerals to the surface. Weeds would be buried underneath to compost down and the soil would be exposed to the elements as the lime would be washed in. In spring these clods would break up with a light touch of the hoe turning the garden into D ORYHO\ ¿ QH WLOWK RI KHDOWK\ VRLO 3RWDWRHV brassicas and other vegetables would be planted to not only feed the family as they were harvested but also to store and preserve surpluses for the coming winter. I was talking to a keen gardener on the phone this week who explained to me that he was gardening naturally (without the use of chemicals) and he had felt that the results were not as good as he would have liked. So last season he gave the garden a good dose of gypsum (calcium & sulphur) and the improvement of the crops was really noticeable. Even his dad (an old, very experienced JDUGHQHU UHPDUNHG WKDW KH KDG ¿ QDOO\ JRW things right. Getting things right can be as simple as giving your gardens a good dose of a fast acting lime. Lime sweetens the soil as we say which means it lifts the pH to be more alkaline.

NZ soils over time become more and more acidic because of our rain fall, these days likely even quicker because of pollution. $OO RXU EHQH¿ FLDO IULHQGV LQ WKH VRLO UHTXLUH calcium to thrive, as one source explained it; calcium is like the coal that feeds the furnace, calcium feeds the soil life making for great gardening. Acidic soil becomes anaerobic and breeds the microbes you do not want, called pathogens or diseases. These pathogens can be suppressed by using Terracin followed by applications of Mycorrcin. There maybe minerals in the soil that plants need but can’t take up because of the lack of calcium. In plants calcium is part of cell walls and membranes; it controls movement in and out of cells, reacts with waste products and neutralizes toxic materials. Calcium activates many enzyme systems, it improves microbial activity and it enhances uptake of other nutrients. It is essential for cell division as well as increasing cell density, and improves texture (crunch) of crops. Calcium is critical for balancing excess nitrogen as well as disease suppression. Having the correct amount of calcium in the soil will require less nitrogen. The calcium will loosen the soil and make more nitrogen available. A gardening product is now available called Wallys Calcium And Health which comprises of a fast acting calcium along with important elements for your health and the health of your plants. Calcium & Health contains fast attacking lime, magnesium, selenium, boron, sulphur, potash and phosphate in a balanced ratio for

your gardens. Using this new product on your food crops is going to help ensure you obtain these essential elements in your diet. A number of gardeners are concerned about their bodies not obtaining elements such as selenium from the vegetables and fruit they grow. By applying Calcium & Health to your gardens will help increase the goodness and nutritional values of your home grown diet. Used at 60 grams per square M (scoop provided is 60 grams) or as I like to do is place a small amount into the planting hole of seedlings. Avoid using the 60 grams around acid loving plants as it does increase the pH but DERXW JUDPV ZLOO EH RI EHQH¿ W ZLWKRXW LQWHUIHULQJ ZLWK WKH S+ WR D൵ HFW WKH SODQWV I also recommend you using gypsum and

dolomite in your gardens as well; these later two can be used around acid loving plants as they are pH neutral. The important aspect to remember is that calcium is vitally important to the health of your plants and soil. Every plant needs calcium to grow. Once ¿ [HG FDOFLXP LV QRW PRELOH LQ WKH SODQW It is an important constituent of cell walls and can only be supplied in the xylem sap. Therefore, if the plant runs out of a supply of calcium, it cannot re-mobilize calcium from older tissues. If transpiration is reduced for any reason, the calcium supply to growing tissues will rapidly become inadequate. Without adequate amounts of calcium, plants experience a variety of problems as our gardening friend found out at the beginning of this article.

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The Johnsonville Terrahawks 85kg team got an added bit on inspiration at training with Wellington Lions assistant coach Tamati Ellison presenting their jerseys and assisting at their training. It seemed to work, as Johnsonville, the JC Bowl winners, all but booked themselves a place in the Division 1 Paul Potiki Shield

final in two weeks’ time after they beat the OBU Scallywags 22-10 at Nairnville Park, while the Upper Hutt Rams prevailed in the Kilbirnie mud 6-0 over Poneke. Those results set up next week’s final round with Johnsonville against the Upper Hutt Rams and OBU to face Poneke in matches that also double as third-round National Club Cup matches.

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Marsden netballer makes NZSS squad Samuel Marsden Collegiate’s Sarah Quiney has been named in the 2022 New Zealand Secondary School squad She will be part of a trial camp in October. The 24-strong squad will take part in a four-day camp later this year which will also act as a trial from which a NZSS team and NZSS A Selection side will be named. Netball NZ Emerging Talent Panel Convenor, Adrienne Morrin, said the panel, which included herself, Robin Manihera, Nicki Patterson along with coaches Te Aroha Keenan and Pelesa Semu had selected the squad from the 85 players who attended three National Development Camps in January, the Zone feed forward process and U18 National Championships. From here the Emerging Talent Panel will name a team after observing players from regional and New Zealand Secondary Schools Championships as well as trial games at the camp from 21-24 October.

Morrin said the challenges of Covid-19 over the past two years had meant a change in focus for the NZSS programme. “We wanted to allow players to concentrate on their school and representative commitments first with Netball New Zealand providing an opportunity for further development at a camp later in the year, and the chance to be finally selected in a team,” she said. “I know Te Aroha and Pelesa are delighted to be able to provide this opportunity and are looking forward to finally being able to work with the players in this group.” NZSS head coach Te Aroha Keenan said it was exciting to name a squad after a long and thorough selection process and was looking forward to giving the school players the chance to experience the performance programme following the disruptions in recent years. “The New Zealand Secondary Schools team is part of our performance pathway and an important step for many of these young athletes,” she said.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate’s Sarah Quiney has been named in the New Zealand Secondary Schools’ netball team.

“I can’t wait to bring these players together in camp and see how they have progressed over the year, and just have the chance to work alongside them is really exciting.” The squad includes two Fi-

of the oldest Samoan cultural art forms. Two new elements have been added to the original pillars and banners, including a circular design on the ceiling and one outside the entrance of the flats. The updated mural theme features Te Wheke a Muturangi, the Octopus, an important figure in Te Atiawa migration stories, and a central element in the MƗori health model developed by Dr Rose Pere (Tnjhoe, 1JƗWL Ruapani and NgƗWi Kahungunu), a revered 0Ɨori leader renowned within academia and te ao MƗRri for her spiritual teachings and ancient wisdom. The commission provided an opportunity to look back and forward

Netball NZ have also named five reserves including Ashlyn Koce (Mainland), Braxton Gallagher (Central), Priscilla Rasmussen (Northern), Eseta Waqaira (Northern), and Marewa Samson (WBOP).

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New mural for Newtown A new artwork has been created by artist Liana Leiataua, in collaboration with the local community, for the Newtown Library/Smart Newtown building in Newtown. The new mural replaces the original artwork, which was originally installed to welcome people into the Newtown Library and Smart Newtown in 1991. Wellington City Council invited Liana Leiataua, who also designed the original mural, to participate in the co-design of the mural upgrade. Leiataua is a Samoan Scottish artist born in Aotearoa New Zealand. She describes her work as ‘Siapo Aotearoa’, a hybrid of cultures combining into a new art form. Siapo, also known as tapa, is one

jian internationals with Lili Tokaduadua, who has been at Howick College for two years, and reserve Eseta Waqaira who has been in New Zealand since 2019 both meeting Netball NZ selection criteria.

to the future, ‘Ka Mua Ka Muri’, says Leiataua. “It is a piece that depicts the journey of a vibrant community made up of many cultures that call Newtown home. It has been over twenty years since I first painted the original mural and through that time technology has developed. “The final design has been created into a digital format in a collaboration with fellow artist, Ernest Sami. This medium stretches the understanding of traditional Samoan Siapo as being only produced from organic origins. I wanted to show also in this Siapo a narrative of now, celebrating the past, and the journey toward the future of infinite wisdom’.”

Artist Liana Leiataua with whānau and friends, alongside Peter Jackson (Te Atiawa) on the far right, from the Wellington Tenths Trust who led the blessing alongside Liana’s mural, Te Wheke.

At a special debate in Parliament, MPs across the political spectrum expressed universal support for the Citizens Advice Bureau call for accessible public services, acknowledging that the digital-first (or digital-only) approach is shutting some people out. The focus of the debate, held on Thursday, was on the petition of Citizens Advice Bureau which asks for public services to be easily available in the ways people need – in person and over-the-phone, not just online. The petition was sparked by the concern of CABs around the country who are seeing more people struggle to access public services. Parliament’s Petitions Committee felt the petition to be of such national interest and importance that it recommended a special debate take place. It is rare to see agreement in the House, but members were unanimous in acknowledging that change is needed to remove the barriers stopping people accessing services. Hon Dr David Clark, Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications, said he recognises “the need to maintain choice in the way people interact with public services, particularly in offering nondigital options”. Jan Logie, Green Party Spokesperson for the Public Service, said that the starting point for the public service should be to find out how people actually engage, how they want

to engage, and “how can Government meet them where they are at rather than the starting point of what is easy for the organisation, the bureaucracy.” Hon Jacqui Dean, National Party MP and Chairperson of the Petitions Committee, said that Government needs to develop concrete steps for doing what it should be doing to “support the vulnerable, the visually impaired, the disabled, the minority groups who are struggling to access digital services.” Nicole McKee, ACT Party MP, echoed the concern at the particular impact a digital-only approach is having on society’s most vulnerable people, stating that “we need to make sure we can take the people with us”. Kerry Dalton, Chief Executive of the CAB, says “It’s good that the political parties have acknowledged the need for change, but what we – and the people of New Zealand – need to see now, is action.” “In response to our campaign and the special debate, we’re being regularly contacted by people who are frustrated and stressed with the system because they can’t engage with it, and they are asking for change’, says Ms Dalton. “Government needs to make that change – it needs to stop choosing to exclude people and cause harm with its digital-first approach. It must act now to make our public services genuinely accessible so everyone can get the services they need and are entitled to.”


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Clareburt can do it in Paris Kiwi swimmer Lewis Clareburt looks like the real deal. The 23-year-old won the men’s 400m Individual Medley for New Zealand at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Sunday morning (NZ time), heading off Australia’s Brendon Smith and Scotland’s Duncan Scott in a new Games record and personal best time of 4:08.70. He then doubled his triumphant

tally, taking out the 200m butterfly final in a thrilling race where he came back to beat legendary South African swimmer Chad le Clos in a tight battle with England’s James Guy who took the bronze. Swimming New Zealand may not admit it openly, but there’s been a lack of world class talent produced over the past 25 years. The sport has desperately need-

ed a new standard bearer to take over from Danyon Loader who’s double gold at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 has stood out like a beacon for all these years. Wellington’s Clareburt seems to have a strong chance at gold in Paris in 2024 and with it, a chance to be a Kiwi sporting great. Of course, it’s not easy to produce world class athletes in a

truly global sport like swimming. Almost every country can produce a top swimmer and they’re almost all certainly trying. Clareburt is a rare talent and is still young enough to have greatness at his doorstep. If seven-year-old me only knew the magnitude of what Loader achieved as I watched it, I would have appreciated it more. Clareburt, has at times, had to

battle to train in his own lane, as he has to push past average swimmers during training to keep his dreams alive. Hopefully, Swimming New Zealand’s jewel in the crown is given every opportunity to prevail in Paris because he has shown in Birmingham that he is not only world class but a genuine threat to be on the top of the podium.

Clareburt shines at Commonwealth Games Wel l i ng ton swi m mer Lewis Clareburt surprised himself with his second gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. After victory in his favoured event, the 400 medley yesterday, Clareburt lined up in the 200 butterfly this morning, a race he hadn’t initially intended to enter. Clareburt had to come from behind to beat former Olympic and defending Commonwealth Games champion, Chad le Clos of South Africa with James

Guy of England third. He was fourth after 100 metres and third at the final turn. “Surprising to be honest, I didn’t think that would happen tonight,” he said afterwards. “I knew after the heat that I had a little bit more to give in the final 50. “That’s the advantage of being in the middle (lane) I can see across the whole pool. “I honestly didn’t think I’d win a gold medal (in the 200 butterfly), I didn’t qualify and just asked to be put in it. Le Clos joined shooters

Michael Gault and Phil Adams as the most decorated Commonwealth Games athletes ever when he claimed his 18th medal by picking up the silver. The milestone comes 10 years to the day that Le Clos beat American great Michael Phelps in the same event at the 2012 London Olympics. More medals in the pool followed Clareburt’s, with Joshua Willmer taking gold in the SB8 100 breaststroke and fellow para swimmer Tupou Neifui winning silver in the 100 backstroke S8.

Lewis Clareburt continues to be one to watch in the swimming pool ahead of the Paris Olympics in 2024.

Gualter fourth at NZ Cross Country Champs By Jacob Page

Olympic Harriers runner Toby Gualter finished fourth in the New Zealand Cross Country Championships, Spa Thermal Park over the weekend. Matthew Taylor as he outgunned training partner Cameron Avery on the final hill to charge through for the national senior men’s title. Taylor clocked 31:24 for the 10km, 13 seconds ahead of Avery with Orienteering World Games sprint champion Tim Robertson of Hutt Valley third in 31:44. Taylor, who was second to Oli Chignell in last year’s cross

country championships in Dunedin, said it was pretty fantastic as the goal was to go one better than last year. “The strength was there, the fitness was there. I haven’t done any races, this was my first cross country race of the season and I didn’t know what to expect,” said Taylor. He added that the goal for the last three years has been to make the New Zealand team to the World Cross Country Championships in Bathurst New South Wales next February. Toby Gualter was fourth followed by Julian Oakley and Ronan Lee.

LEFT: Johnsonville’s Olympic Harriers runner Toby Gualter finished fourth at the New Zealand Cross Country Championships, Spa Thermal Park over the weekend.


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