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Landslide has lasting effect Continued from page 1. By Nikki Papatsoumas Alysha Akula was a tenant at the house and says she was awoken early in the morning and told to evacuate immediately. “I had no time to process anything or feel scared, auto pilot had kicked in. My realization was this is serious and I have to leave now.” Alysha, who is a university student, is about to start exams, but her notes and text books, along with the rest of her belongings, are trapped inside the house. “The reality is with the rain the house it still coming away and more of the house is exposed, we will probably never be allowed back in.” Alysha says now she wants to focus on remaining positive and says she is grateful of the support she has.
I had no time to process anything or feel scared, auto pilot had kicked in. My realization was this is serious and I have to leave now
“The sentimental stuff is upsetting but the best thing to do is focus on the good stuff because that’s what gets you through.” No one was hurt and everyone got out. You can’t put a price on people’s lives, everyone is safe and stuff is replaceable.” Quentin Maloney had only been living in the Priscilla Crescent home for five weeks when the landslide hit. Like Alysha, apart from a change of clothes, his wallet, and cellphone all of his possessions remain trapped within the house. “It’s mainly the sentimental things, my computer has all my photos and stuff on it.” Quentin is currently staying with his family in Island Bay, however council have offered him an apartment in town. Southern Ward Councillor Paul Eagle
says rights now it is about making sure the residents are well looked after. “I think we will see a lot of them move away from a shock, and I am expecting them to get upset now. “I am going to call a public meeting at some stage, and hope to get as many residents there as possible, and discuss how this will affect the community.” Southern Ward Councillor Bryan Pepperell says there are many unanswered questions as to what caused the land to slip. “There will need to be an independent factual investigation. The issue of slop stability has been raised and also how stable is the fill that these houses were built on. “There was a very long summer without rain and much of Wellington is without storm water.”
Airport runway a cause for concern? By Nikki Papatsoumas Last week the Hataitai Residents Association discussed Wellington City Council’s proposal to extend the airport runway into Evans Bay harbour. The meeting was attended by Eastern Ward Councillors Leonie Gill and Simon Marsh, as well as around 15 members of the community. Hataitai Resident Richard Randerson put forward the issue at the meeting, and says he believes they need to assess the extent of concern in the community surrounding the proposal. “That’s the first step, there’s no point in mounting a huge opposition if there isn’t one. I would like to hear from people who have a concern about it. “It’s a bit like running the flag up the
flag pole and seeing who else out there is concerned about this.” Mr Randerson put forward issues for consideration, including impact on the marine environment, and impact on residential properties in Hataitai, Miramar, Kilbirnie, Rongotai and Maupuia. He also raised the idea of extending the runway south, into the Cook Strait. Mr Randerson says the Hataitai Residents Association will not be taking a
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Helping babies for over 10 years By Nikki Papatsoumas Mrs Raewyn McLaren and her husband Ian McLaren have both received a Queen’s Service Medal for their services to foster care. Since 2001 the Island Bay residents have fostered 82 newborn babies for Child, Youth and Family. Mrs McLaren says she is glad they can finally tell family and friends about the honor. “It’s very exciting and I feel very honored. But we don’t like to receive these kinds of things.” Mrs McLaren says she decided to begin fostering babies after her eldest son finished school and began work. “I needed something to do after being a stay at home mum for 30 years, and I have always had a
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Officer of the New Zealand order Dr John (Jock) Phillips of Mt Cook has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to historical research and publishing. Dr Phillips is one of New Zealand's leading historians on a variety of publications. One of his numerous leadership roles was as general editor of Te Ara, the award-winning Encyclopedia of New Zealand, The New Zealand Order of Merit The following appointments have been made to the New Zealand Order of Merit. Companions of the Order Mr Christopher Hugh Blake For services to the State. Mr Blake served as Chief Executive of five Public Service agencies between 1991 and his retirement from the Public Service in 2011.
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Samoan Ambulance staff keep dry Ambulance staff in Samoa will no longer get drenched in storms thanks to a special donation of much-needed wet weather jackets. Two Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics and a Wellington doctor are heading to Samoa today to help equip and train paramedics there. They are also sending several hundred high visibility wet weather Wellington Free Ambulance jackets that the organisation no longer needs. Paramedics Byron Williams, Celeita Chippindale and Dr Rosy Fenwicke are all trustees in the Vivere Trust which they set up to help establish an ambulance service in Samoa. Mr Williams says Vivere is helping the Fire Authority in Samoa, who also run the ambulance service. “We are sending bandages, medical equipment and the special jackets donated by WFA. We are also going to spend a week training staff in some basic paramedic skills." Byron and Celeita, who are also partners, launched the Vivere charity after seeing the poor standards of pre-hospital care while holidaying in Samoa in 2011.
Byron says Vivere is the first Pacific charity devoted specifically to ambulance care rather than hospital aid. “Samoa has just two ambulances and a few fire trucks. The lack of medical training and basic equipment like stethoscopes is shocking. “It is all stuff we take for granted here in New Zealand. We spend about 20 to 40 hours a week on the charity and we are paying our own way to Samoa to train people." "When we were last in Samoa we realised that the Fire Authority staff weren't able to carry out some basic assessments like blood sugar levels.” “In Cyclone Evan at Christmas time the paramedics got drenched as they had limited wet weather gear. “They were working dressed in anything they could grab to keep the rain out such as a ten dollar yellow plastic poncho." The team will stay in Samoa for six days. Pictured Left: Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics Celeita Chippindale and Byron Williams. Byron wears one of the soon-to-be donated jackets.
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New classroom for Houghton Valley School By Nikki Papatsoumas Houghton Valley School students are pleased to have opened the doors to their brand new classroom. Ti Kouka, or room 6, has been open since the beginning of the term after two years in the pipeline. Classroom teacher Monica Mercury says it is great to be out of a much smaller classroom and into the brand new one. “Our roll has been growing so we have had a lot of junior
kids in the hall, and those extra classes have meant the hall has been out of action.” Ms Mercury has been one of the school’s longest serving teachers at the school having spent 16 years there. “It’s fantastic, I feel really honored to get the new room. It has been a really collaborative effort, everyone was amazing to work with. Principal Raewyn Watson says they are extremely happy to have the additional classroom.
“The school has previously resorted to using the precious assembly hall as a classroom when the roll numbers increased over a school year. “I've been really thrilled to be involved in the completion of this project knowing I don't have to take that action!” Ms Watson also says previous principal Barry Schon, worked tirelessly to get the approval for the classroom and thanks him for all his forethought and planning.
From left Ned Dodds, Shannon O’Neill, Erin Clark and Isabel Kurta with their teacher Monica Mercury.
Wanaka Noanoa with Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle
By Nikki Papatsoumas A local girl has been given the opportunity to take part in the Young Champions Programme. The programme is driven by Te Awe Maori Business Network, and sees Maori youth around Wellington placed with a mentor. The Ministry of Maori Development and the Port Nicholson Block Settlement trust are also involved in the initiative. Fifteen year old Wanaka Noanoa, who attends Wellington East Girls College, will be mentored by Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle over the next seven months.
She will spend one Friday a month with him in the workplace where she will have the opportunity to see what it is like in a working environment. “It was a great opportunity to gain a realistic perspective of the work area. I get to be in an unfamiliar situation and environment that will pose new challenges. “It is giving me the chance to learn new skills and attributes I can take away and apply in normal life after school.” Last Friday was her first day spent on the programme, and alongside Mr Eagle Wanaka had the chance to meet with the
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Results Breakdown PIC 1 took no prisoners in their first game of the Regional Super League last Thursday night. With Pulse player Daya Wiffen released to play given it’s the Pulse’s bye week, the team thumped Wellington East College 84 – 24. Wellington East 1 also had a Pulse player in their ranks in Claire Kirsten. They beat Upper Hutt Maidstone United 64 – 29. The other division one game was much tighter, between top Hutt Valley Team Naenae White and Wellington’s SMOG 1. Naenae White were the team
to edge ahead winning 41 – 39. In division 2, Kapi Mana and Naenae Blue were the teams to win by big margins. Kapi Mana beat Ulalei 61 – 42 and Naenae Blue beat Wairarapa 73 – 27. Another tight game was had between St Mary’s College and PIC 2, with St Mary’s College outplaying PIC 2 to win 65 -62. This week’s games will again be played at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Thursday night. The draw can be found on Hutt Valley Netball’s website www.netballhuttvalley.co.nz
Poneke over-35 dojo members, back row from left: Phillip Kirkman,Phillip Apperley,Craig Herring, Davide Conti and Sensei Steve Newby. Front row: Nigel Shaw, Mo Lokuge,Haines Eng, Shihan Chris Gower and dojo president Alex Terris.
Dojo joins the good fight for men's health
“Men are notoriously bad at looking after themselves.” Many of the dojo's members fall into the over-35 age bracket, when men are are advised to go for health check ups. The dojo encourages community members to come along tonight and Wednesday night to listen to doctors and personal trainers give helpful informative talks in a supportive environment. “Guys, come along and hear what we've got to say because we could make a difference,” says Alex. He says the dojo aims to grow the event next year and involve the local community much more. Come along tonight or Wednesday night at 6.15pm to Poneke Dojo, Prince of Wales Park, Salisbury Tce. For more information call Shihan Chris Gower on 027 444 4194
Lichtwark opts to play in Men’s grade By Charlene McKay Former Pulse captain Cushla Lichtwark has taken on a new challenge this year, playing goal keeper in the Men’s football league. Lichtwark, of Brooklyn, played for the Pulse from 2008 until 2011 and captained the team in 2009. Having retired from netball professionally she is now putting time into other sporting activities and when it comes to football, she has set the bar high. Last season Lichtwark represented the Capital side in the ASB National Women’s League. The team qualified for finals, but lost in the semis against Northern United, who went on to win the league. Before the season started this year she approached Capital Football to play in the men’s club league. She says this was so she could develop her game in a harder competition prior to the commencement of the Women’s National League. She started this season playing for Wellington United’s third team in Capital 2, but has recently made the move to Upper Hutt club to make the most of their one-on-one goalkeeper coaching. Last week she played a half game for Upper Hutt’s third team in Capital 4 and saved a penalty against Island Bay to help the team draw the game. She cannot guarantee she will play in the men’s grade every week, but she is in there with the other
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keepers competing for game time. Lichtwark says she has found many differences playing in the men’s league. “The game is faster and the ball is coming at you harder. The men play more aggressively and also use more of an aerial game” She says there are skillful and good quality players in the women’s Central League, but the level across the grade is not the same as in a men’s grade. The 2013/2014 ASB Women’s National League will kick off later in the year. Lichtwark will be putting her hand up for the Capital side again, and will be sure to use her experiences from the men’s league come game time.
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By Lydia Anderson Kyokushin Poneke Dojo members are speaking out on men's health to the Mt Cook and Newtown communities. The dojo is hosting two public seminar evenings this week with guest speakers as part of Men's Halth Week and hope to grow it as an annual event. Dojo president and shihan Alex Terris says he decided it was important for the dojo to partake in the national awareness week because it fits in with their focus on physical health. For Alex, who has been doing karate for more than 40 years, the importance of spreading the men's health message has really hit home. He says he has lost a few friends in the 50+ age group to early, preventable deaths.
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