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Fame for Finn By Nikki Papatsoumas Six-year-old Finn Bowden may have just been cast as Sorrow in Madame Butterfly, but he says he still doesn’t want to be an actor when he grows up. The young boy from Strathmore’s Kahurangi School isn’t letting fame go to his head and says his three favourite things are inventing, palaeontology and acting. “I only want to act sometimes, but mostly I want to be a palaeontologist, I actually love dinosaurs.” Finn’s mother, Amanda Bowden, says she received an email that was sent around the Arts Network asking for children to audition for the role. Initially she didn’t think Finn would be interested, but decided to ask him and let him make his own decision. Finn already has acting experience, he performed in whole school Christmas Carols last year and he has even directed his own show. Continued Page 2



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Fame comes early for Finn for his audition. To prepare for the role Finn has been watching the Madame Butterfly DVD and studying his role. “Sorrow is Madame Butterfly’s son and that’s all I know,” says Finn. Being in Madame Butterfly will mean late nights for Finn, but he has it sussed.

Continued from Page 1 “I have acted a show myself, the dinosaur show. I wanted to make my own story, I got all my friends together, the whole kindergarten, I just wanted to direct my own show.” Finn was up against a handful of other children for the part, and says he won the role by playing games like Simon Says

“I will be sleeping most of the way through and someone will wake me up when it’s time,” he says. For now Finn says he has no intention of diving into another role quickly. “If there is another audition in a year I will be auditioning, I’ll do the same thing as this audition that I won,” he says.

Hire cars by the hour with new scheme By Nikki Papatsoumas Newtown looks set to be the next suburb in Wellington with its very own Cityhop car. Cityhop is a car share scheme that allows people to have access to a car when they need one, without the hassle of owning their own vehicle. Cityhop cars are operated by a swipe card that unlocks the door. Members are charged a small annual fee, and then pay to hire the car by the hour. There are already two cars in Wellington, and now Berhampore local Liz Springford would like to see the next car in Newtown. “Because the nearest car is in town I found I didn’t use it very much, so I wanted to see one in Newtown. I would eventually love to see one in every suburb,” she says. “It takes away the hassle of owning a car. It is great for people who can’t afford to run a car, it frees up your budget but you can still use a car when you want.” Liz says the benefit of the scheme speaks for itself. “It would clear 15 cars off the road, it’s one of the best congestion busters there is.” Cityhop will be making a

Liz Springford wants to see a Cityhop car in Newtown

formal application to council very soon, and hope with council support they will see a car in the Wilson Street car park very soon. Wellington City Councillor for the Southern Ward, Paul Eagle, has

shown his support for the project. “I am really keen to see this happen. I think it is perfect for Newtown and Berhampore residents and I want to send the signal that we don’t need our own cars to live

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about fashion design, manufacturing and retail. “It’s been a huge learning curve with a lot of mistakes on the way.” “Once I got started I thought ‘I can’t stop, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.’” When a spot opened up in designer Robyn Mathieson’s show, Paula got the opportunity to prove what she was made of. She says she received a fantastic response to her show, and a lot of support from the Island Bay community, many of whom attended the show. Paula’s collection is influenced in particular, by 1960s Italia, through the use of rich brocades, diaphanous silks and structural design. She says her target market is women in the 35+ age bracket, who want to look sophisiticated and stylish, without looking like their teenage daughters. “Just because you’re in your 40s doesnt mean you don’t want to be fashionable.” One of her design priorites

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is making clothes easy to wear and wash so women can “throw something on and feel great for the day”. Paula has been busy approaching retailers to stock her collection, as many are already buying for the summer season. She says the Museum Art

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Jobs to go at Community Centres By Nikki Papatsoumas Some council employees are set to lose their jobs, as part of changes being made to community centres around Wellington. Manager of City Communities Group Jane Hill says the restructure came as a result of council looking at the way they provide services to the community. “The change will see Libraries and Community Spaces grouping as the first step to integration of services and staffing with a new

service model.” Ms Hill was “unable to comment” when asked how many people had lost their job as a result of the restructure. She did say there would be roles available for current staff to apply for, as well as the addition of three new roles. City Communities Group is going through a restructure as part of an internal council process. Island Bay Community Centre falls under the City Communities

Group, which is council owned and managed. From May 1 community centres will be working under libraries and will be renamed the ‘Communities Networks’. Current employees, who wish to remain anonymous, say they are concerned with the impact these changes will have on the community. “The restructure does not seem to be thought through in terms of any long term strategy for the future of

community centres and libraries. “The concept of community hubs combining library and community centres in one place has merit, but the fact is that currently these services are provided in separate locations, which defeats the whole purpose.” There is also concern that community staff will now be reporting to library team leaders, who may not have any experience in the area of community development and event management.


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By Lydia Anderson A self-taught Island Bay fashion designer is attracting praise and recognition after showing her debut collection at Wellington Fashion Week. Paula Shepherd’s emerging label Millicent was awarded the Museum Art Hotel’s ‘Excellence in Design’ award for her tailored, colourful Spring/Summer2014 collection. Judges evaluated designers on creativity in design, use of fabric choices, construction of garments, and quality of manufacturing. Paula says she was not expecting to win the award, and had not even considered showing at fashion week until three weeks before it kicked off. “I never thought I was brave enough to do a runway show.” After a career background in social science research and youth policy, Paula made the leap to fashion design a few years ago, gradually building up designs and contacts. “I started by teaching myself



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By Nikki Papatsoumas A Seatoun woman is using art to help strengthen ties in her community. Nicola Dench, who runs The Clay Penguin Ceramic Studio, is gearing up for her Threads of Community exhibition that will run out of Thistle Hall this week. As part of the exhibition she will be introducing her Art Blanket Project to the community. Under the project, 20 local schools will be supplied with woollen blankets. Year seven and eight students will then decorate these blankets. Nicola says the catch is the blankets will be decorated with help of others in the community, such as retirement and probus groups. “This will help them connect with their community and feel there are people out there they can talk to,”

Mary Potter Hospice has called for volunteers to help with its annual street collection in May. The Mary Potter Hospice provides quality specialist care to people living with a terminal illness, as well as giving their families the support they need. Hospice spokesperson, Bridgid Bourke says the street collection is one of their major fundraisers each year. “We urgently need to find over six hundred people to give up an hour or two of their time on Friday May 10 or Saturday May 11 to help us with our annual street collection.” She says that without this kind of fundraising they would not be able to provide their services to the community for free. If you would like to volunteer please register as a collector at

she says. “It is a vehicle to get people together to discuss their community. It’s a shared experience and a chance for the community to come together over something and talk.” Nicola says when the Kahui twins were killed in 2006 she became very receptive to the fact that something needed to be done. She researched and found that many children were killed by family violence each year. “I needed an outlet to vent my frustration, anger and helplessness about the situation,” she says. She found this outlet through her art and it is what has inspired her exhibition. Art work using porcelain, thread, and buttons is used throughout her pieces, which Nicola says is representative of tying

Nicola Dench is reaching out to the community with woollen blankets.

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By Nikki Papatsoumas Last week the Wellington South branch of Bellyful celebrated six months of delivering meals to families in the community. Bellyful provides quality meals to those that are struggling with a new born or illness in their family. Over the last six months they have delivered over 200 meals in the southern and eastern suburbs. Area coordinator Andrea CurzonHobson says they have about 16 volunteers currently working for the branch. Once a month they meet together at the Wellington South Baptist Church and have a cookathon where they make lasagne, macaroni cheese and spaghetti bolognaise.

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New Art Director for Youth Theatre By Nikki Papatsoumas A previous company member of Long Cloud Youth Theatre has taken over as Artistic Director. At 23 years old, Stella Reid from Newtown, is the youngest person to have ever held the position and says she is “really excited” for the possibilities that will come with her new role. Stella Holds a degree in Theatre from Victoria University and has completed her Masters at Toi Whakaari in Theatre Directing. “As part of my masters I came in and guest directed one trimester of Long Cloud,” she says. “I established a good rapport

Left: Stella Reid is the youngest person to become the artist director at Long Cloud Youth Theatre.

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I think that really proves the sustainability of a youth theatre like this.” Stella says she wants to focus on using social media to promote shows and would like to explore where else Long Cloud can go in terms of its medium, and is looking at radio plays and film. Long Cloud Youth Theatre is currently in its eighth year. The programme is run by Whitireia, and offers young people between the ages of 16 and 21 a chance to work on their theatrical skills and performance experience. “It’s really great. It’s basically this amazing hot house for creat-

ing young talent,” she says. “It’s amazing, it’s great to have the commitment and energy of young people.” The company is currently working on producing a new play, retelling Euripides’ classic The Bacchae which is directed by Stella and Daniel Emms, who is also a former student of Long Cloud. “I think the play has a concern with gender that Long Cloud hasn’t explored. It’s new territory,” she says. The Bacchae will run from May 4-10. For more information head to


Schools act out Shakespeare The annual Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival hits Wellington this week, with shows beginning tomorrow. The nationwide festival began in Christchurch last month. Twenty schools from across the Wellington region will act out some of Shakespeare’s most famous scenes over three nights. The festival will run Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week at the Wellington East Girls’ College Hall. Tickets are available on the door or via www.dashtickets.

Waste audit highlights areas for improvement week, so I don’t see the contents of the waste that much. He says after completing the audit the rubbish didn’t need to go out last week because there was only a small bag. “It was very enlightening for us as well as educational. We will continue to resolve to keep working towards aiming for zero waste.” Colin says because the centre is used after hours, they will now place bigger signs over rubbish bins to encourage people to recycle where possible. Throughout April, The Sustainability Trust will continue to hold Ditch My Waste workshops at the Island Bay Community Centre. For more information call Colin or Helen on 383 7464. Pictured from left; Renee Rushton, Colin Slade, Janet Young and Jo Del Monaco.




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By Nikki Papatsoumas Last week the Island Bay Community Centre had the opportunity to see what really goes in the rubbish, as part of a waste audit that was carried out by Sustainability Trust. For the audit they went through a week’s worth of trash from the centre and sorted the waste into different categories including, recyclable paper, organics, metals and glass bottles and jars. Janet Young from Sustainability Trust says by sorting through the rubbish it is a great way to calculate where improvements can be made. Community Facilities Advisor Colin Slade says they have three bins on site, one for paper plastic and cans, one for glass and one for general rubbish. “I am most surprised about seeing all those cans because we have a cleaner who comes three times a

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Holiday workshop for students By Laura Kavanagh Massey Journalism Student Students have no excuse to be bored over the April school holidays as a variety of workshops are being held at the Creative and Performing Arts School based at Scots College in Strathmore. The recently established Arts School is offering three different holiday workshops for people to come and experience in their world class facilities. Students aged 13 - 17 can explore their comedic side with a workshop with world renowned clown Fraser Hooper. This three day workshop will teach participants the art of clown

performance with practical sessions on creating a show and working with an audience. For those more musically inclined there is a jazz masterclass with Nikita Tu-Bryant (jazz vocalist) and Ed Zuccollo (jazz pianist). New Zealand actor, musician and circus artist Nikita Tu-Bryant is also holding the third workshop, which is a two day song writing clinic for chordial instrumentialists. Manager of the Creative and Performing Arts School Jackie James says that these are “unique opportunities” and students from all over the Wellington region should take advantage of what is on offer. “The tutors are all professionals.

“They are people who are skilled at what they do. “Artists, actors, musicians who make a living out of their craft.” Established in 2013, the Creative and Performing Arts School is used by Scots College students but offers external courses for the general public using state of the art equipment and facilities. “We are here for everybody.” Bookings for the school holiday workshops are essential and interested applicants are advised to act fast as opportunities were closing soon. For more information go to www. creative-and-performing-arts-school/ holiday-workshops.

Students explore Wahine disaster Senior drama students from Wellington East Girls College had a chance to explore the Wahine Disaster through their theatre performances. The students got to explore the deeply personal experiences and stories of those involved in the disaster in their performance. “These are stories of survivors on and off the boat, stories that have been handed on and told with integrity,” says Caitlin Lynch, a 17 year old student at Wellington East Girls' College.

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Skylight trust charity auction Social Development Minister Paula Bennett found herself slightly dwarfed by two famous faces at Skylight Trust's charity auction launch last week. Actors from The Hobbit movie Jed Brophy and Peter Hambleton, who play dwarves Nori and Gloin, joined the minister to sign and present a replica 'Key to Erebor', gifed by WetaNZ. The key will be auctioned on Trade Me, with proceeds going towards core Skylight services. From left: Jed Brophy, Hon Paula Bennett and Peter Skylight is a national Hambleton with the replica 'Key to Erebor', to be charitable trust that supports those facing tough auctioned on TradeMe.

times of change, loss, trauma and grief. The auction launch coincincided with the launch of a new nationally available youth support leaflet “Supporting A Friend” designed to support Canterbury youth, which provides key information about how to support a friend or family member through hard times. Skylight chief executive Bice Awan says the trust is open to any fundraising possibilities. Go to http://trademe/ SkylightTrust to bid on the auction.

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Fraser Hooper will run a workshop during the April School Holidays.

Tapu te Ranga Gallery, on The Esplanade at Island Bay is extending its exhibition ‘Eye is for Illusion’ until this Friday. The exhibition is deliberately chosen to feature a wide range of styles including abstraction, pop art and realism. The featured artists are Olympia Osborne, Douglas McA r t hu r, Tim Hackett and Bill Allan, as well as work by gallery curators Ian Logan and Rahul Gopinathan. ‘This gives us "Working Wolf," mixed media, by Tim Hackett. a chance to show other paintings by autumn weather ideas we want to these artists so we’ll bringing in passers develop here," he says be rotating some of by. Co-curator Rahul Tapu te Ranga the work that has already been on show Gopinathan says Gallery is at 302a and replacing the an exhibition that t h e E s p l a n a d e sold works,’ says is "a very personal and is open 11amproject" will be 5.30pm all week Ian Logan. He says With just opening in May, except Monday. over two months and the curators are For further inforsince opening, the looking to extend mation go to www. gallery has attract- the gallery use into taputerangagallery. ed plenty of atten- other artistic areas or ph 0223404-886. tion and benefitted as well. "There’s plenty of from the beautiful

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Seven years of hard work rewarded

From left, Island Bay Natural Heritage trustees Max Beauchamp and Jennifer Bennett, city councillor Paul Eagle and Wellington Mayor Celia WadeBrown plant a kowhai tree in the Paekawakawa Reserve.

By Johnathan Basile (Massey journalism student) Island Bay’s Paekawakawa Reserve has opened after almost seven years of hard work and community-led involvement. Almost 200 members of the public attended the April 7 ceremony on the 1.5 hectares of bush, located behind 46A Derwent Street. Island Bay Natural Heritage Charitable Trust co-chairperson Jennifer Bennett says Paekawakawa would not have been possible without a huge community effort with weeding, planting and fundraising. “The response from the community is phenomenal and I’d like to thank everyone, especially the volunteers, for their efforts. “The main track into the reserve is finished, which makes it more open and accessible.” The trust purchased the land from a developer, who intended to establish town houses, in 2006. But after selling two houses on the land, the trust still needed to find a further $105,000, Mrs Bennett says.

Community fundraising and donations covered some of the costs, but it was an offer from philanthropist and economist Gareth Morgan and his wife Jo that made the difference - the Morgan’s provided an interest-free loan of $68,000 and donated the final $14,000. “[The loan] was a desperate measure really because we didn’t have the money and it was very kind of them to gift that last amount,” Mrs Bennett says. A Wellington City Council grant late last year helped with the construction of the 200 metre track leading into the reserve, as well as an earlier grant for weed and pest control. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, who opened the reserve, says Paekawakawa will be convenient for locals. “With some other reserves you have to travel a long way to get to but this is right in the heart of the community.” More trees are due to be planted over winter.

New clinic for aches and pains Kilbirnie Osteopaths have opened a new clinic in Miramar due to an expanding client base. Osteopath Catherine Gollan says the new East Wellington clinic has had “tons” of bookings since opening last Monday. Patients can alternate between the the Miramar and Kilbirnie clinics at their convenience. Catherine says when she started practicing in Wellington in 1988, there were only three UK-trained osteopaths in Wellington and not

many people knew what osteopaths did. Interest was so great she had TV cameras visiting her clinic, she says. “It was such a big deal.” The clinic refers to local GPs, acupuncturists, and is a ACC treatment provider. “We treat all aches and pains from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet,” says Catherine. “We’re the conservative treatment end of musculo-skeletal problems.” Kilbirnie Osteopaths employs

three staff, but demand is so high they are currently looking to hire an extra full-time osteopath. The new clinic is open every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 127 B Park Rd. Osteopaths Catherine Gollan, Anya Schumacher work at both clinics and Alana Stevenson works in the Kilbirnie Clinic. For more information call the Miramar clinic on 891 1090 or Kilbirnie on 973 8758.


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Q: What does ANZAC Day mean to you?

Kate Jardine Miramar

Lavender Ong Newtown

Debbie Ward Lyall Bay

Kathryn Weldon Hataitai

Jason Martel Kilbirnie

Michael Guillemot Shelly Bay

Anzac Day is about remembering all soldiers, and in particular what happened at Gallipoli. It has always been something I am very respectful of.

To me it is about when New Zealand got independence and peace.

To me it just means a celebration of the two countries that went to war.

I think it is just acknowledging those that put their lives on the line and I wish the world had learned from that.

Firstly I think of the poppies. We have always got to remember that people put their lives on the line for our freedom today.

I understand what it is about and it has to be kept going.

Letters to the editor L et ters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication.

The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

A great ‘new’ paper Dear Ed, Wow. I popped into my local library to pick up a copy of the “Cook Strait news”. Even at first glance, I could tell that there’d been a change - a new masthead. Opening it up, gosh, what a change,

my local “rag”, now full of news and information. Fantastic. No denying that all good newspapers need advertisers to survive, but good newspapers also need good stories to attract readers. The ‘new look’ “Cook Strait news” is superb.

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The first term comes to an end and the Evans Bay Intermediate School Leadership groups have had a very busy time. The Enviro Leaders working with teacher Julia Walker, have been busy with classes planting sunflowers. They have done a great job going around checking on lights being turned off and recycling being done in rooms. Each assembly has seen this group presenting a report to the School. They have given out awards to students who have done something of significance, showing care for the environment. The IT Leaders, working with teacher Mike Tolley, are into class blogs. This term has seen them starting to set up blogs so that next term these blogs will be linked to the School website. This is going to be great for parents. They will be able to, at anytime, read about what has been going on in their child’s classroom. These


Leaders are doing a wonderful job looking after the IT gear around the School. The Sports Leaders working with Assistant Principal Ed Trotter, have arranged inter-class competitions that take place every lunchtime. This term has been

The most recent mufti day involved dressing

of leaders, which is 60 students overall, play

competing in Non-Stop Cricket. They presented House Prizes at the School

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a critically important role in the day to day


in each class for the most creative etc.

running of the School. Student voice must

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leadership is about, sharing power.”

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children to

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Out & About

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Quality Hotels 5th Birthday Celebration A variety of Wellington business people turned out for the glitz and glamour of Quality Hotel Wellington's fifth birthday celebration cocktail party last Thursday, co-inciding with the launch of new short-stay accommodation.

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This week work will begin on a new mural to coincide with the upgrade of Bay Road. The mural will add a splash of colour to the Bay Road facade of Kilbirnie’s Countdown supermarket. Local artist Timon Maxey has been selected from a short list of three artists to carry out the work. The mural has been commissioned by Wellington City Council, and was designed in consultation with local businesses and residents. It will feature five panels depicting different scenes from the surrounding area, and aims to add a sense of vibrancy and identity in the Kilbirnie Town Centre. The five scenes will include a cyclist passing the iconic Zephyrometer sculpture on Cobham Drive, a cricket match being played at Kilbirnie Park, and a ferry passing the South Coast with the snow-capped peaks of the Kaikoura Ranges in the background. The Council’s City Arts programme supports the development of between four to six murals each year. As well as helping to build community spirit and making streetscapes more vibrant and colourful, murals help minimise tagging. Source: Wellington City Council

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WELLINGTON EAST GIRLS’ COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION Nominations are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

Worser Bay school Board of trustees election

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives to the board of trustees.


A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations close at noon on 16 May 2013 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

Nominations close at 12 noon on 16 May 2013 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

There will also be a list of candidate’s names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on 30 May 2013

Voting closes at noon on Thursday 30 May 2013.

Signed Kirsty Chamberlain Returning Officer

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Nominations for EACH SCHOOL are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives for a three-year term.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school office. For further information please contact Lyn Broad, Phone 385 8514 Ext 820.

A nomination form accompanied with a cover letter will be posted to all eligible voters during the week of 15 April.

15 April 30 April 14 May 16 May (noon) 21 May 22 May 30 May(noon) 5 June

Nominations open Roll closes Supplementary roll closes Nominations close Voting papers and statements posted Meet the Candidates Evening at 6.30pm Voting closes Votes counted & results declared

Lyn Broad Returning Officer

Kilbirnie School


Nominations are invited for the election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.


Nominations close at noon on 16 May 2013 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

Nominations close at noon on 15 May which is fourteen days before the election date and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

Nominations close at noon on Thursday, 16 May, and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on 30 May 2013.

There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

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Additional nomination forms obtained from the school office.

Voting Closes at noon on Thursday 30 May 2013 Lois Crawford, Returning Officer

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Voting closes at noon on Thursday, 30 May.



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Parent Election Notice

Houghton Valley School

Hataitai School Board of Trustees Election

St Patrick's Primary School Kilbirnie.

Board of trustees election

Board of Trustees Election.

Nominations are invited for the election of 3 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees. A nomination form and a copy of the notice will be posted to all eligible voters.

Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the board of trustees.

Nominations are invited for the Election of 5 parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.

A nomination form and a copy of this notice has been made available to all eligible voters. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school & can be viewed during normal school hours.

Nominations close at 12 noon on 16th May, 2013 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

Nominations close at noon on 16 May 2013 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

Voting closes at noon on 30 May 2013.


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Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon Friday May 10th 2013

There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

The poll closes at noon on 30th May 2013. Signed Margaret Woodcock

The voting roll has been open for inspection at each school. Please contact your school office if you have any questions re this roll.

If an election is necessary, voting papers will be posted after 16 May and the poll will close at noon on 30 May 2013.

Board of Trustees Election

Board of Trustees Election

A nomination form and a covering letter have been posted to all eligible voters.

Nominations close at noon on 16 May 2013 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

There will also be a list of candidates’ names made available, as they come to hand.

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Nominations are invited for the election of five (5) parent representatives to the board of trustees.

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from your individual school office.




Board of Trustees Election

Nominations close at noon on 16 May and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement information form. The guidelines for this information form are available from the school office.

Key Dates:

The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.


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Literacy skills speaker evening

Athena London will speak about fun activities that can help your child acquire pre-reading and pre-writing skills. Thursday May 16, 7.30pm, Hataitai School Hall, Hohiria Road, Tickets $25. Contact Nia classes

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Golf and bowls prosper in Berhampore By Lydia Anderson Six months on from its re-launch, Mornington Golf Club has doubled in membership and is building a positive community presence. A myriad of improvements and community initiatives have seen Berhampore locals flocking to the club for golf, bowls and family fun. The club took over Berhampore Bowling Club’s premises in Duppa St last year, when the bowling club was facing closure due to low membership. Club president Ray Tuffin says its former clubrooms, off Adelaide Rd, were dark and uninviting - a place without room for partners and children to socialise. He says more than 200 people attended the November relaunch, and membership increased instantly. Now the club has more than 240 members, including 14 women members. “We’ve tried to create a community facility and it’s worked. “There’s a lot of pride when you see families and growth.” The future of the club’s bowling is also looking more secure, with many

golf players having a go. Mornington has retained one bowling green and now runs regular indoor and outdoor bowls evenings. They recently ran a club bowls championships, and attracted between 30-40 competitors. A second green has been put aside for golf putting and chipping practise with driving nets and a bunker yet to be installed. Building improvements such as big screen TVs, enlarged changing rooms and buggy storage space are just the start of the on-going renovations Mr Tuffin has planned. However it is the community initiatives that are really gaining traction. Mr Tuffin has applied for Mornington to host the Wellington chapter of the First Tee youth coaching programme. Operated nationwide by the Kiwi Kids Life Skills Trust, the programme teaches children respect, honesty, patience and other skills using golf as a learning context. Once the club receives funding, they will run the programme at local schools.

“I’ve got schools knocking on the door saying ‘we need it now’,” says Mr Tuffin. He says Kilbirnie police have also expressed interest in using First Tee with troubled youth. “It was a really powerful discussion.” Mornington is now also home to the Special Olympics bocce team – a cross between petanque

and bowls. The club recently hosted the lower North Island bocce tournament, which the Wellington team won. “We’re hoping to support them to grow,” says Mr Tuffin. Mornington is in discussions with Special Olympics organisers to put together a Wellington golf team for the 2017 Special

Olympics in Austria. Mr Tuffin says although the club has applied for funding for several of its initiatives, it still needs to run fundraising events. Upcoming events include a quiz night on Saturday May 11, at 6pm. $20 per person for a table of six players.Call Ray on 027 4939 833 or email








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First for NZ fighters By Lydia Anderson Two Poneke Dojo Kyokushin karate fighters are the first ever Kiwi fighters to represent New Zealand at the World Weight Tournament in Tokyo later this month. Thirty-two of the world’s top fighters are selected from Asia, Africa, North America, Russia, South America, Oceania, the Middle East, and Europe. Brown belt second-kyu fighters Rob Struthers and Thelvin Cabezas will compete in the under-70 kg division and under-80 kg divisions respectively.

After winning New Zealand titles, they were selected by leading domestic Kyokushin representatives to join an Oceania team with several Australian fighters. The one-day Tokyo competition consists of 16 bouts, which can extend to three rounds each. Cabezas says the level of competition is “insanely tough.” He says although he is a pessimist about his chances, he is confident he won’t come last. Struthers has previously competed the 2011 World Open Weight Tournament.

He says he and Cabezas were “both really shocked” to be selected for this tournament. “You’ve got to tell yourself you’re going to win it. “Otherwise when you get in there and you’re getting beaten up you second-guess yourself.” Poneke Dojo head sensei Chris Gower says it’s a “natural kudos” for the club having the only two NZ representatives. Several juniors, a colt fighter and masters fighters are also going on tour to the tournament.

Fantastic season for boaties The Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club say they have had a fantastic summer season. Communications officer Hamish Norton says he is stoked with how well their summer season has gone, which runs from October until the end of April. “We have had a lot of dingy sailors and small boat sailors that has been really good.”

Hamish says they are also pleased with the amount of people that have participated in their ‘learn to sail’ programme. “We are really looking forward to next season, the club is in a growing phase,” he says. “We now want to focus on getting those beginners up to a standard where they will want to go out and buy their own

boats.” Hamish says their club is quite diverse, and they are planning to focus on providing services the whole family can enjoy. “Our focus is going to be more on families and the sense there is something for everyone to do, which is something we will definitely target in the next season.”

Poneke Dojo fighters Rob Struthers, left, squares off against Thelvin Cabezas in a training session.

New function centre for Scots College The building may be new, but the heritage of Scots College’s much-loved sports function centre lives on. A just-opened centre on the school’s front field replaces the old “Diggers” building, while retaining the name. The original Diggers building was donated by John Miles, a former parent and friend of the College.He owned an

excavation company, hence the name Diggers. It was demolished in December as an earthquake risk, along with the attached brick pavilion, built in 1931. Scot’s College Marketing manager Stephanie Kuttner says while the new Diggers doesn’t have the grandstand element, it is a far more modern facility. It features environmental as-

pects such as lights and showers that turn off automatically, insulation, a robust structure and earthquake strengthening. The building also includes kitchen facilities and two changing rooms which can each accommodate team-sized groups so teams can change and shower separately. The new Scots College Diggers building.

Fushion fitness introduces new Nia style By Nikki Papatsoumas Nia is a fusion fitness movement that is inspired by the idea that movement and fitness should be pleasurable. Nia, which is practiced in bare feet, combines 9 movement art forms, including three martial arts (Tai Chi, Aikido and Tae Kwon Do), three dance arts (Jazz, Modern and Duncan), and three healing arts (Yoga, Alexander Technique and Feldenkrais). Amanda Hanna-Doull teaches Nia classes in the Wellington area and says the movements are very systemic and involve the whole body. She says it is about paying attention

to the way that your body moves and is designed around the body’s own natural movements. Amanda says that Nia evolved out of the fitness industry. She says many students and instructors were getting injured so they decided to explore what they could do differently. “The problem with many fitness classes is that most people focus too hard on the way the instructor and other people in the class are moving” She says that everyone is born coordinated, and once you learn to focus on your body’s own natural movements you can bring your own creative expres-

sions to every class. Amanda is encouraging anyone who is interested in exploring Nia to come along to White Belt Training at the end of the month, which will be taught by Nia Education Trainer Ken Gilbert. The seven day intensive course is open to all levels of experience and will explore the principles, moves, sensations and movement art forms of Nia. For more information contact Amanda at Amanda.bodyheartsoulvoice@ LEFT: Amanda Hanna-Doull teaches Nia classes around Wellington.

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