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It's official, West Liquor is the best in the country We promised that we'd leave no stone unturned to deliver West Auckland the best retail liquor service in New Zealand and we've kept that promise. According to the judges in the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, the West Liquor store at Westgate Centre is officially the best retail liquor store in New Zealand. The Westgate store is our newest, but as all West Liquor stores meet the same uncompromising design standard and provide world class customer service within a safe, pleasant and welcoming premises, it’s possible that any one of them could have won the award. There is little to choose between any of them in terms of the overall standard of excellence that we insist upon. Certainly, on that basis, I believe we can say, “West Auckland, we promised you the best and we’ve delivered”. I’m sure it’s safe to say that there isn’t a better retail store or chain in the country, than the West Liquor and Village Wine & Spirits brands. In the Hospitality Awards, we have been judged by industry experts against other stores of exactly the same type throughout New Zealand. To come out of that situation judged as the best in the country, is very meaningful. And I couldn’t be prouder of the team because refurbishing our stores, creating a new brand, creating a new level of trust with our customers, generating a whole new level of profits to return to the community, has taken massive commitment from everybody here at The Trusts. Hospitality New Zealand chief executive Bruce Robertson said “All these winners reflect an incredible amount of passion and commitment from their business owners, and that passion and commitment is ultimately passed on to their customers. They rightly deserve to be recognised as the best in their class, anywhere in New Zealand.” I agree with that and go one further. It isn’t just commitment from the owners, it’s also commitments from the people. Right throughout this organisation, we’ve invested heavily in our people and they’ve responded magnificently. Our recruitment and training process are up there with the best in the country, if not the world, something recognised by the Carnegie training organisation, but what we’re achieving goes beyond even that. The Maori saying “You ask me what is the most important thing and I will reply, he tangata, he tangata, he tangata; it is people, it is people, it is people.” That is so true. You only get this kind of response, from people who are totally on board; people who believe in what they’re doing and want to be the very best at it. Clearly it’s not a fluke, a one off, either. We’ve now won national and international awards for excellence three

times in as many years. First the Kenexa Awards, then we nailed a position as a world leader, by winning one of only five awards given internationally each year, by the Carnegie training organisation; now our peers have said that your business is the best in the country. You should be very proud of that. You, the community own this business and it is a credit to you. I can proudly challenge any of you to visit one of our retail stores and honestly say that our customer service isn’t right out of the top drawer. A friend of mine goes into different stores and makes a point of asking for product advice without letting on how well he knows us. But here’s the really important point; he doesn’t do it to set traps for the people in the store. He does it because, in our stores, he can get quality advice that he can trust. He’s even told me at his local West Liquor store, the minute he walks in, one of the staff will introduce him to any new product that they know will be of interest. All of this is another proof of the reality of “Giving Back”. You have come to expect us to achieve very high standards of socially responsible liquor marketing and it is right that you should do so. You also expect to be treated with respect and finally you expect our profits to generate a big range of social benefits for our community. We have delivered on all of that and we promise to go on delivering. And we challenge ourselves to keep improving. Because we don’t pay dividends to private shareholders, we can afford to sacrifice profit to achieve a balance between having enough retail outlets to give good service but not too many. We can do that and still come out ahead on the profit curve. We can invest more in excellence and return more than a million dollars a year in sponsorships, household safety items and other forms of support to the community. A return that is obvious everywhere throughout West Auckland.

Thank you for your continued support. Simon Wickham CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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Bubs on Bikes is Wheelie Good Fun" at Avondale Central Reserve

Bubs on Bikes training session in full swing on a specially constructed course at Avondale Central Reserve.

Teaching children how to ride a bike can be wheelie good fun". That's the slogan of Bubs on Bikes", a community initiative that moves around Auckland, guiding parents on how to teach the art of riding. It seems that there are several traps for the unwary when it comes to introducing little ones to bikes and “Bubs on Bikes” volunteers from Auckland Transport, Cycle Action Auckland and other members of the cycling community give up their weekends to help out. They help teach the kids to ride with confidence and competence but more importantly, they involve the parents, teaching them at the same time as the youngsters so that parents can go on being the trainer after the “Bubs on Bikes” event is over. Apart from training in bike riding itself, the trainers help with “fitting” children to the appropriate sized bike and teaching parents how to choose the next size up when the time comes. Another valuable aspect is showing parents ways to incorporate their children into a cycling life. This can include children’s seats, trailers and even sidecars for bikes, how to choose them, fit them and use them safely. Yet another facet is expertise in riding with children so that the adults know where to be on the road relative to their young, dangers they might encounter and how to avoid them and other useful lessons.

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The next “Bubs on Bikes” training course is being run over three consecutive weekends, 14, 21 and 28 November, at Avondale Central Reserve (between the shops and the racecourse). It’s free, open to all and people can bring their own bikes or try-out bikes belonging to the programme. Avondale Central Reserve is a particularly good venue because the council through the Whau Local Board has just upgraded the area and included a special Learn to Ride bike training course that includes “roads” with give way and stop signs. “Bubs on Bikes” was invented by Canadian expatriate Jena Niquidet-Western who now lives on the North Shore. Jena, already a keen cyclist, became a member of Cycle Action Auckland and threw herself into helping organise events. However the arrival of the first of her children sparked a lot of questions about how to fit his precious new life into a cycling lifestyle. There wasn’t a lot of advice out there and so Jena’s thinking led to ideas of how things might be achieved and the “Bubs on Bikes” training system evolved.

Bubs on Bikes" is now sponsored and facilitated by Auckland Transport which, with NZTA is rapidly building an extensive network of cycling paths right throughout this beautiful city, turning it into a place where the cyclist is welcome and cycling is a delight.

For more information Google Bubs on Bikes or go to at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/cycle-training-and-events


Stage one of ambitious Coastal Walkway opened at Kelston's Archibald Park Stage one of the ambitious, 13 kilometre, Te Whau Coastal Walkway was opened during October, creating an important milestone in the development of an everincreasing network of walking and cycle paths spreading across the whole of Auckland and beyond.

Stage one is 1.6km of 3km walking and cycling paths which have been laid in several sections across three parks, on the banks of the Whau River. When complete, the path will stretch from the mouth of the Whau near the Te Atatu Boating Club, to Olympic Park in New Lynn. There it will connect with other shared paths reaching out to the Green Bay coast in one direction and to Waterview in the other. The completed sections have been built across Kelston’s Archibald, Ken Maunder and McLean Parks and Olympic Park in New Lynn. Design, consultation, resource consenting and project management for stage one was funded by The Whau Local Board. The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust funded the construction to date with a grant from The Trusts Community Foundation. The project manager was Auckland Parks. Future project management will be carried out by Auckland Transport. The $30 million path will hug the banks of the Whau the whole way, opening up this “buried treasure” for walkers, cyclists, skateboarders and scooterists, children and adults alike.

Indeed, so popular has it already proved that, no sooner had Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse declared it open, cyclists of all ages seemed to appear out of nowhere to try it out. Maybe, one day, it will also encourage tourist kayaking and rowing ventures so that the public can enjoy this broad and beautiful expanse of water for pleasure and recreation. Planning for the completed path currently calls for sections of the path to cross the water on environmentally sensitive boardwalks. The brainchild of Councillor Ross Clow, the path is a collaborative venture between Auckland Council Parks, The Whau Local Board, Iwi, The Trusts Community Foundation, Auckland Transport, The Henderson-Massey Local Board, The Whau River Catchment Trust/Friends of the Whau, Eco Matters Environment Trust, Keep Waitakere Beautiful, Community Groups, Schools and Local People under the leadership of The Whau Coastal Walkway Environmental Trust. The Walkway Trust is made up of many of the collaborating groups was especially set up to lead the work, with Iris Donaghue MNZM as its chair. The path was opened at a small ceremony with Councillor Clow acting as MC, and speeches from Whau Local Board Chair Catherine Farmer, Iris Donaghue and Phil Robinson representing Cycle Action Auckland, before Deputy Mayor Hulse spoke and invited the assembled children in the audience to cut the ribbon. Formalities were opened with waiata from Kelston Boys Service Academy and a mihi by Auckland Council’s Otene Reweti of Ngati Whatua.

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse leads the count down to the children cutting the ribbon to open this sector of the Te Whau Coastal Way, at Archibald Park, Kelston. Councillor Ross Clow is at left (dark jersey and jeans resting on the stanchion) and Whau Local Board Chair Catherine Farmer is to his right.

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Prospects of an eco Marae at Te Atatu Peninsula boosted by Court decision Plans to build a modern, sustainable eco Marae on a portion of land at Harbourview-Orangihina Reserve are back on the table after a recent Court of Appeal decision that says the land belongs to Auckland Council which assumed ownership from Waitakere City at the time of amalgamation in 2010. The Marae was originally costed at $16 million and would incorporate such sustainable features as grass roofs and solar power. It is not affiliated to any iwi and would be designed for both Maori cultural purposes and as a tourism business. It was first proposed when Waitakere City Council created the Harbourview-Orangihina Reserve, sometimes called “The People’s Park”, on Te Atatu Peninsula, near to the North Western motorway. In 2005 the Waitakere Council gave 2.5 hectares of land for the Marae and set up a Marae Development Group comprising local iwi, Maori and non-Maori community members and representatives of Te Kawerau a Maki under the chairmanship of former Te Tai Tokerau MP, the Hon Tau Henare. The Marae design was submitted by the architectural firm Design Tribe, and is the design that the Development Group is likely to proceed with provided there is no counter-appeal to the Appeal Court’s recent decision.

The Marae proposal which was to have been a jewel in Waitakere City's crown as well as a cultural and economic boost for Maori, was put on hold when representatives of the original landowners took legal action against the land being owned by Waitakere City Council.

Display of the proposed marae for the Te Atatu Peninsula Community public viewing at Centre. Long time advocate Mihi Te Huia (blue cardigan ) looks on.

They argued that the land had been taken from the original owners’ decades before, when Ports of Auckland wanted to build a new port on the Te Atatu coast. This never went ahead and ownership of the land passed to Local Government, ending up ultimately with Waitakere Council that allowed some to be used for prestige housing development and the balance to be kept as open space with “dress circle” views across the harbour to Auckland, the Bridge and the North Shore. Representatives of the original owners argued that the land should have been offered back to them instead, starting a legal battle that has kept the ownership in doubt ever since. If there is no counter-appeal, it seems that the land will stay in public ownership and plans to build the marae will be able to go ahead, writing the final chapter in a 50 year old dream.

Opening the Doors at Hospice West Auckland The community is warmly invited to Hospice West Auckland's Community Open Day on Saturday 28 November, 9am - 2pm. Held at the ‘Living & Learning Centre’ at 206 Swanson Road, Henderson. The open day will showcase the wonderful range of services that Hospice West Auckland provides in our community.

JOIN US FOR: • Participative art • Volunteering information • Education stands • Crafts • Sausage sizzle • Baking stall PLUS the neighbouring Henderson Hospice Shop at 208 Swanson Road will also be running a huge One Day Sale, with half-price bargains store-wide and fun for all the family. 6 For more info visit www.hwa.org.nz


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Good coffee and good hearts in Glen Eden will make a world of difference for Indian orphans A variation on the Waitakere Way, the international power of coffee and a family's commitment to helping those less fortunate than themselves, is coming together in Glen Eden to help children and their families both in India and at home. And if you’re a coffee drinker, you can help by doing no more than letting that silky beverage slide down your grateful throat, because each coffee produces profits that can be put to work for the good of less fortunate people. Jason Baird first discovered India on church trips to that country, but he later returned with his wife, Linda and three of their (now) four children, at the beginning of a journey that would see them, in partnership with an Auckland charity called Give Hope, set up a home for children he thought at first, were orphans. This orphanage is located in East India’s Araku Valley, midway between Calcutta and Chennai and 200km inland. In time, they discovered that the children were actually “semi-orphans”. Generally their families had lost the father because he’d died, was out of work, or sick or “had scarpered”. In a land where social welfare is unknown, this often leaves mothers with no choice but to give their children up to care as orphans. Clearly quick on their feet, Jason and Linda realised semiorphans presented opportunity. Rather than bring children into care, why not do something to create local businesses, micro-enterprises that would enable the families to stay together and provide for themselves?

Now, a whole new idea began to gel. On the one hand, they could create the micro-business economy while the coffee business back in New Zealand, partnering with Give Hope would build and sustain not one but three homes: one for boys, one for girls and one for children with disabilities. All up, these will cater for around 36 children. So, the family went into business with a coffee cart while converting a shop in the block on the corner of Shetland and Glengarry Roads, in Glen Eden, into a new kind of cafe. It won’t be a cheap coffee. Jason insists on using high quality beans that he roasts himself, but nobody seems to mind when they discover the good the profits will do. Food, however, will be different. He wants that to be affordable so that a young family can afford a cafe treat. A family man himself he knows how expensive cafes can be for parents with a young family to provide for. So, Jason’s idea is that the food will be tasty, inexpensive and almost certainly include an Indian dimension.

They have adopted the name Sozo for their brand. A reasonable translation is freedom" and for Jason it is double-edged; drinking a good coffee represents a few moments of freedom, and that freedom helps to provide freedom for the children of the Araku area. The cafe is more likely to be called The Biggest Little Local" which will probably get shortened to "The Local".

Now, the ambitions of the Bairds and Give Hope stretch to building three homes for children who really do need care, either short or long term, and to stimulate small businesses that will allow fractured families to stay together and fend for themselves. On a subsequent visit to India, Jason saw a solution. He spotted a coffee plantation and was struck with a brainwave. Coffee is one of the social bonds in the developed world. Why didn’t they create a coffee business back home, to provide the funding the children’s homes needed and also help the families create micro-enterprises for themselves?

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Matthew Fetherston (left) and Brenton Freeman (right) recycle timber for The Biggest Little Local, as Jason Baird looks on.


Open Studios offers a two day creative Banquet throughout West Auckland More than 60 artists at work in their studios met and discussed their creative process and sold their unique artwork, to hundreds of people who spent two days recently indulging in a feast of West Auckland creativity.

Jason’s daughter Daniela with som e of the kids from the village.

For more than a century the Waitakere ranges have been a magnet for creative people, painters, sculptors, crafters, writers, singers and song writers, actors and playwrights and the sheer depth of talent was again showcased by Open Studios now supported, funded and promoted by the Waitakere Ranges Local Board.

Already, just with the cart, they are funding the existing home in India and are paying for the interior fit-out of the cafe, which will open probably late November or early December.

The event held on 14 and 15 November enticed some 60 artists in 40 different studios from Huia to Henderson Valley, Titirangi to Te Henga, to open their doors and invite the public in.

When we caught up with Jason, he was helping two local tradesmen who’ve volunteered their time to build the interior, “up-cycling” old building materials to do it. We stood ankle deep in dust and shavings as Brenton Freeman and Matthew Fetherston planed lengths of kwila decking rescued from a nearby deck. Part of the interior wall is already lined with kwila rescued from the Oratia Settlers’ Hall.

This was an unparalleled opportunity to see a dazzling array of creativity from some of Waitakere’s most celebrated artists from sculptors, painters, jewellers and illustrators, to ceramic artists and photographers.

There’s hardly a business in sight at the cafe, just street after street of houses. This is suburbia, full of families; not the corporate hordes of business districts, but ordinary folks who, like anybody else, look forward to a good coffee, an affordable snack, a place to gather and company to socialise with. And as magic usually happens around people like Jason, magic is happening. A community hub is already forming and the cafe isn’t even open. Viral marketing is at work. Locals are dropping by for coffee and networking.

These included renowned painter Dean Buchanan at his Karekare studio; award winning illustrator and cartoonist Anna Crichton in Titirangi and ceramic artist Renee Boyd in Glen Eden. Adding to the programme was the opportunity to groove at Lopdell House to a Rooftop Gig featuring the peerless, velvet voiced jazz diva, Caitlin Smith, who gives cool a whole new meaning. Visitors were able to choose a self-guided tour using the Open Studios Map and mobile App, or to jump on an Open Studios Bus Tour.

Social events centred on the cafe, seem a real possibility to widen its involvement in the community and extend its popularity as a “local”. People will undoubtedly pay a premium for very good coffee knowing that profits will flow to charitable good works. Some will want to help but nobody must feel obliged. It is enough that they will come for a good time, good coffee, food and company. Anything more is up to them. Meanwhile Jason’s charitably opportunistic nose is already twitching at what good he and the neighbourhood coffee drinkers, might be able to do locally. Among the high decile schools in the area, there is one not nearly as well off. Jason’s mind is already wandering over how the café’s coffee could help the children of that school as well.

For now, however, there's a cafe to finish and open.

Anna Crichton - Kiwi Curtain.

"A flourishing arts and culture scene is one of our key priorities," says Waitakere Ranges Local Board Deputy Chair, Denise Yates. "We were thrilled to fund this event and believe Open Studios yet again this year showed what an amazing range and depth of local talent, we have out here."

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Megan's incredible journey with Arena Fitness over 2015 Knowing you are categorised as obese is an unsettling reality for anyone. For me it was embarrassing to know I had let things get so bad. I have always struggled to maintain a stable weight but now it was time to do something about it, time for a change in attitude and time for a change in lifestyle. With 2014 drawing to a close it was the perfect opportunity to start working towards a new, healthier me. First things first though, I needed to establish my goals for 2015.

My list seems small but the impact that each of these will have on my life is huge. My goals for 2015 are: • Reach my target weight and drop approximately 20kgs • Compete in 30 fun-runs or walks • Become a better person, someone who has a positive approach to life and can inspire and motivate others to achieve their goals. I started the year by signing up to Arena Fitness Earn Your Ultimate Body 10 week program which included weekly measurements, nutritional advice and 2 weekly group training sessions. I loved this concept of working together in a group. It made me feel accountable for my actions, if I didn’t turn up on training days I was not only letting myself down, I was letting my group and our trainer Mark down as well. Through the amazing support of my family, friends, Fitness Trainers at Arena Fitness and of course my drive to succeed, my results were amazing. It was a perfect way to start the year. Many people can relate to me when I say my weight goes up and down like a yo-yo, so when I went on holiday shortly after the Earn Your Ultimate Body program I was not surprised when more than a few sneaky kilos returned - whoops! Back from holiday I needed to make sure I didn’t slip back into old habits. I needed to come up with a new plan and wanted to try something different. This time I didn’t want to rely on other people to tell me what I should or shouldn’t be doing. This time I wanted to use the knowledge I had gained about exercise and clean eating from previous Arena Fitness programs and prove to myself that through hard work and dedication, I could achieve these results on my own. To make things more interesting I rallied a couple of friends together who had their own goals they wanted to achieve and together we created our own 90 day challenge.

"Megan has been inspirational this year", says Aysha Christensen of Arena Fitness, "We couldn't be more proud of Megan's progress, hard work and dedication, we have enjoyed supporting her on her journey and look forward to seeing her hit those 2015 goals." One of the hardest things to maintain when you do a program or challenge is motivation. You can have all the support in the world but at the end of the day it is you who has to put in the hard work to achieve the results. There have been many times I thought about giving up and many times that I “fell off the wagon”. One of the things that always got me back on track was remembering why I was doing this in the first place and seeing how far I had come already. At the moment my goals are ticking over nicely and I continue to challenge myself to new, exciting things every day. As at the 1st of October I have 6kgs to go to reach my goal weight for the year, I have competed in 24 fun runs or walks, including finishing first in my age group in the 10km walk at the “Run Auckland” series, and I am hoping that my successes and achievements have inspired others to get out and tackle some of their goals.

Over the course of our 90 day challenge I lost 8kgs and 52cms in measurements. It was an amazing feeling to know I had accomplished these results, it was a huge boost for my selfconfidence and self-belief.

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John and Ruth connect the world to Waikumete through the international Find a Grave website What do you do if you wanted to find the last resting place of someone, either in town or on the other side of the world? You contact Find a Grave. In Auckland, contacting Find a Grave puts you in contact with West Auckland’s John Snashall and his wife Ruth. Both are experts in the historic Waikumete Cemetery and among other things, they maintain the Friends of Waikumete website, adding new information about interesting people buried here, as they come across it in their Find a Grave research.

Being the Auckland end of Find a Grave has enabled them to extend their knowledge of, and fascination with, Waikumete Cemetery where the first known burial was in 1886. Waikumete is New Zealand’s largest burial ground and perhaps its richest genealogical resource. The list of its “occupants”, and the many who are memorialised here but buried elsewhere, covers some of our most famous and infamous people. It also provides a lasting memorial to our great tragedies, such as the two great wars, the flu epidemic of 1918, the Holocaust and Erebus. For those like John and Ruth interested in such things it is a seemingly endless treasure trove of new discoveries and unexpected results. It also has, according to John, a great data source in West Burial and Cremations Records search. It is generally their starting place as they work their way through this vast reserve, continually up dating Find a Grave data. Their search follows two paths: general fossicking for interesting headstones and photographing and recording them for the record; and seeking out graves that Find a Grave members have asked for more information on. The reasons for people asking are as varied as the people who ask; some are curious about the rich and/or famous, some are seeking to complete family trees, or to find long lost relatives or friends, others are researching for different reasons. Whatever their interest, John and Ruth start their search in Waikumete Cemetery’s excellent records section, which usually directs them to the grave location. Then they physically find the grave, photograph the headstone, gather up any information they can about the deceased and send the newly created record off to the enquirer.

It may have started out as a way to find famous people but today, says John, it is an international network of people like himself who happily go out and find information about anybody, for anybody who asks, hence the huge size of its ever expanding archive.

Obelisk for Char at Waikumete les Leeds

It also works both ways. Ruth recently found the headstone of a relative in Wales. Apart from the Find a Grave service, the research John and Ruth complete enriches their knowledge of who is actually memorialised in the cemetery and the stories it has to tell. Who for example, knew that it contains the remains of brothers Charles and Alfred Leeds who were internationally famous Victorian pioneers in the science of palaeontology? The brothers developed new methods of disinterring and scientifically recording fossils found in soft clay, thus helping to create one of the largest collections of Jurassic fossils in the world. Another colourful character is King Chief Fargo Stabler, by all accounts a genuine chief of the American Sioux people. King Chief came here in the 1940s with the US Marines, survived the war and married local girl Doris Newton. After a brief spell in the US, King Chief, Doris and her son, David returned to New Zealand to live permanently. They had two more children, John and Gerry (Geraldine) and for many years King Chief, decked out in full Sioux costume and feathered war bonnet, was a major character in the Farmers Santa Parade. Sandra Coney, chair of the Waitakere Ranges Local Board, remembers going to Pt Chevalier Primary School with Gerry who was held in awe because she had bubble gum and coca cola, both then unknown here outside of movies. Local history has it that neighbourhood kids would come and ask the American to play Cowboys and Indians and he’d oblige in full costume. He is buried in the “Soldiers M” part of the cemetery. Doris was buried at Waikumete, recently, aged 90. Other celebrated “characters” here include Freda Stark who scandalised Auckland by dancing nude, and the legendary Don Buck.

Find a Grave is a website founded in 1995 by American Jim Tipton because he could not find an existing site that catered to his hobby of visiting the graves of famous people. Today it’s owned by Ancestry.com and by mid this year had 132 million burial records and 75 million photos worldwide.

Anyone wanting to know more about Find a Grave can go to www.findagrave.com

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Arch Jelley OBE, BA (HONS)

On a hot February 2, 1974, the triumphal “Christchurch Games” arrived at the marquee event, the 1,500 metres, the event New Zealanders dared to hope would add yet another gold medal to an already outstanding tally. Many felt the country’s most recognisable miler, Rod Dixon, had a good shot at winning the gold. But there was another Kiwi lining up for the gun, John Walker. He had already picked up the bronze in the 800 metres earlier that day, where he finished two places ahead of an unknown Tanzanian called Filbert Bayi. The 1,500 metres race that followed stunned a nation and the athletics world. It was arguably the greatest middle distance race of all time. The Tanzanian swept to the front setting what seemed to be a suicidal pace. When Bayi didn’t fall off the blistering pace, Walker set out to run him down. It was a race of seeming impossibles. Impossible that Bayi could keep up that pace; and when he did, impossible that anyone else could get near to him. But Bayi did and Walker very nearly did. Both went under the world record. It is an aside to history that the third, fourth (Dixon) and fifth placed athletes ran the fourth, fifth and seventh fastest 1,500m times to that date and five national records were broken.

On that day, three men came to the world's attention, one was Bayi, the second was Walker and the third was an unassuming school principal called Arch Jelley. Jelley had been coaching runners since 1959, almost as a contemporary of the as yet unknown, Arthur Lydiard, and he was applying a modified version of Lydiard’s revolutionary programmes. Jelley’s modified programmes were tailored to the athlete; they took account of what motivated them, their physique and their running type. These programmes were about to help develop the greatest middledistance runner New Zealand has ever produced; the first man in the world to run a mile in under 3 minutes 50, the first to run 100 subfour minute miles and the 1976 Olympic 1,500 metres Gold Medallist. Snell was the giant of his era and many believed, the greatest of all time. But the records show Walker was four to five seconds faster over both the mile and the 1,500 metres and at the height of his power, he had no hesitation in attributing a significant part of his success to his coach, mentor and friend. “I sort of want to run for Arch. When he’s there I put twice as much effort into training.”

Jelley immediately wrote to the New Zealand Olympic selectors to say that he had an athlete who, within 12 months, was going to be New Zealand’s best middledistance runner. He then added perhaps the boldest possible prediction: “I feel that he’ll erase the name of Peter Snell from the record books.” To prove this piece of fortune-telling wasn’t a fluke, in 1975 he told Walker that he believed that he would run below 3.50 for the mile. It fed Walker’s cherished dream and was a part of the magic that night in 1975, in Gotenberg, Sweden, when Walker carved an indelible niche in world history, running the mile in 3 minutes 49.4 seconds. It was Walker’s talent that achieved this but it was a talent that may never have flowered so incredibly well, without the wisdom of his “Arch motivator”. It was Jelley, Walker said, who gave him the belief to achieve greatness. "I treat everyone as an individual,” Jelley says, adding that he applied the same principles as a teacher. This attention to the individual, streams throughout his career with closely adapted training regimes for each of his many charges over the years. These have included five Olympians and American former world mile record holder, Steve Scott. Scott wanted to beat Walker to be the first to run 100 sub 4 minute miles. He didn’t but ultimately went one better overall, with 136 sub 4’s.

At the moment, at 93, and living in retirement in New Lynn, he's coaching Hamish Carson the next top Kiwi middle distance contender. You might think that that was more than enough for one man in one lifetime but somehow inevitably, with Arch Jelley, it’s only part of the story. He was raised in Dunedin and attended Otago Boys’ High. Too slight to be a runner, he was instead, a champion boxer and a good gymnast. During World War Two, he served in both the army and the navy. With the latter, he was a gunner on the light cruiser HMS Bermuda, which survived several of the brutal arctic convoys taking arms and supplies to Russia.

“I’m sure that if it hadn’t been for Arch, I wouldn’t be where I am today, mainly through his confidence. When I’m down, he really boosts me up again, with confidence,” he said at the time.

He is one of only four inductees in the New Zealand Coaches Hall of Fame, alongside Arthur Lydiard. He was athletics team coach at the 1984 Olympics, a past president of Athletics New Zealand, a competitive bowler and a champion Bridge player who has devised a new way to play the game.

Among his many gifts, Jelley also seems to have been blessed with foresight. He first met Walker in October 1971 and developed a training programme for him. Two months later on New Year’s day, 1972, Walker went to watch an athletics meet in Tauranga, featuring the well-established Dick Quax. At the last minute he was talked into entering and blew past the field to win by several seconds.

And he still occasionally runs three flights upstairs to the apartment he shares with second wife Jean.

Arch Jelley, Icon of the West, the West salutes you.

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Saddleback

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13

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15

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