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Not for sale By Lydia Anderson and Nikki Papatsoumas Shelly Bay is safe for now, but a local lobby group says the Miramar community needs to come on board to prevent the land from being filled with “McMansions”. Enterprise Miramar recently learnt local iwi Port Nicholson Block Settlement

Trust, who own the land at Shelly Bay, were in talks with a private developer. Head of Enterprise Miramar Peninsula Allan Probert says they were concerned if the land was passed into private hands commercial development could restrict public access to the future Miramar Reserve at the head of the peninsula. Continued on page 2.

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Continued from page 1. By Lydia Anderson and Nikki Papatsoumas Mr Probert says although the sale has now fallen through, he is still concerned for the future of Shelly Bay. “Nowhere in New Zealand is there 140 hectares of prime inner city land available. It’s a blank canvas and a hugely unique opportunity.” Enterprise Miramar are interested in setting up a community trust with various special interest groups, such as Forest

and Bird, so they can help iwi to improve the infrastructure of the bay. Mr Probert says Shelly Bay contains historically and architecturally significant buildings, and he would ideally like to see the space enhanced for public recreational use. Ideas include improving art facilities, ferry access, watersports, walking and cycling paths, and a museum displaying Maori history in Wellington. Mr Probert recognises the poor state of the existing infrastructure is a chal-

lenge for iwi, and says working together could be beneficial for iwi and the local community. He says before any more decisions are made about the future of Shelly Bay he hopes the community is consulted. “We’re not against private development but there needs to be a consultation process.” The Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust did not respond to the Cook Strait News’ request for comment before we went to print.

SALES: Sam Barnes email: REPORTER: Nikki Papatsoumas REPORTER: Lydia Anderson

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By Nikki Papatsoumas Local parents are lobbying together, in a hope to save an inner city playground. The free indoor playground in the Capital E building has been closed down, after the building was identified as being earthquake prone. This has led Island Bay resident Fleur Fitzsimons to create the ‘Save Capital E’ group, and she is now fighting to keep the playground alive. Fleur says the playground was well used, and is concerned that there are very little


alternatives within the city. “It is especially designed for preschoolers, and there are not many in the city that are contained like it was. It was particularly good in bad weather. “ Last month members of the ‘Save Capital E’ group presented a submission to council as part of their Annual Plan, and Fleur says the council has been very supportive of their plight. Lambton Ward Councillor Iona Pannett is backing the group and says she often used the playground.

“There was no noisy music, it was very wholesome, and right in the heart of our city.” Ms Pannett says they have been working with the Museums Trust to try and find an interim solution, but ultimately need to come up with a long term solution. Labour MP for Wellington Central Grant Robertson says he would also like to see the playground saved. “I would love to see the building be used again, but even if it can’t be we would love to see council find other premises.”

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inbriefnews Town Hall to be strengthened Last week the Wellington City Council voted unanimously to invest in the strengthening of the Town Hall, budgeted at $43 million. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the Town Hall is a historic landmark building and the decision is a critical commitment to a strong future for Wellington. Work on the upgrade of the Town Hall is expected to start at the end of this year.

Community Patrol struggling to staff shifts By Lydia Anderson They've got the car, they've got the funding, they've just been sponsored for insurance, but there's one thing Wellington South Community Patrol desperately needs: volunteers. Last week AMI Insurance Wellington manager Derek Laird met Community Patrol coordinator Peter Cooke to hand over a full insurance policy for the patrol's new dedicated vehicle. The patrol purchased the Rav4 recently with funding from Infinity Foundation to

enable volunteers to attend a bigger range of events, be more visible in the community and reduce wear and tear on their own vehicles. “It's taken a huge weight off our minds in terms of using our own cars,” says Peter Cooke. “It's more highly visible and more effective for what we're wanting to do.” However, he says it is the “human resources” issue that is proving challenging. Although the 4WD was purchased to enable the patrol to attend more civic

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Battle over reserve land By Nikki Papatsoumas What started as an idea for a community garden has developed into a battle to protect access to reserve land. For the last few months local John Overton has been lobbying to save the Mt Crawford Prison, which is located on the Miramar Peninsula. “I had an idea to start a community garden at the prison, and then I learnt the land was in the process of being transferred to Land Information NZ (LINZ) for sale.” The land was previously owned by the Department of Corrections, and now believed to be being prepared for sale, Mr Overton wants

to stop it from falling into the wrong hands. “If it was sold it would be bought by a private interest, and most probably be turned into a large residential development. It would cut of access to the peninsula, and we would only be able to access it from coastal roads.” “At the moment the land will serve as a bridge to the future reserve but if it’s sold it will be a barrier.” He has collaborated with the Wellington City Council, Department of Conservation, the Defence Department, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Enterprise Miramar, to raise public awareness of the issue. He says he wants the government to re-

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Kwanzaa says farewell point for the community to gather and exchange ideas and openly discuss. Now with the creation of the African Community Council in Wellington, Lewis says he feels comfortable closing the store down. “They still have that connection, so when people arrive here the council will play that role now. They will be the vehicle to do the things that Kwanzaa was doing, and the community is now represented through this organisation.” As a part of the African Com-

By Nikki Papatsoumas Kwanzaa owner Lewis Scott says he feels ready to close the doors to his store after 18 years of business. Lewis says when he opened the store it was his intention to make it a focus point for the African community. “The African community started to grow quite largely in Wellington, even though it was still a small community in comparison and I felt it needed some kind of connection to itself.” He says the store was the focus

munity Council, Lewis says he will continue to assist the African community and also sponsor poetry evenings at Meow. “I can now say with joy I am a full time poet.” He says he is looking forward to continuing to organise events for the community, at a much easier pace. Kwanzaa will close on July 1.

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Students give back That way it’s not just another notice that goes home to the parents, the kids drive the collection themselves. It helps promote compassion and giving.” St Anthony’s School principal Steve Douglas says he showed a group of senior leaders the article, and asked them for ideas on how to tackle the challenge. “It’s a great way for the kids to see they are lucky and blessed and have a lot of opportunities and realise it’s not like that for everyone.” The students ran a collection week that ended last Wednesday. They advertised around the school with posters, and also made and appeal to students in a school assembly. The clothes they collected will be distributed to children in need.

By Nikki Papatsoumas A group of year eight students from St Anthony’s School in Seatoun have taken it upon themselves to give back to the community. Senior Leaders Sophie Kane, Conor Meaclem and Katy Daley were inspired to help local charity Care, Share and Wear, after reading an article in the Cook Strait News. Care, Share and Wear supplies families in need with clothes for children between the ages of zero to 10. Volunteer for Care, Share and Wear Virginia Woods-Jack says one of their main philosophies is to teach children the ideas of sharing and caring, and they encourage school children to run clothing drives themselves. “It is very much children a led initiative.

in a sector which contributes an estimated $8.8billion to the national GDP. Volunteering New Zealand CEO Vanisa Dhiru said the action plan would also offer the use of an online portal, which people could use to view what skills, expertise and time organisations required, maximising their volunteering efforts. “It’s almost like – you can match your available time with an organisation that operates within those time frames.” Miss Dhiru refuted claims that volunteer numbers were depleting, and said it was likely there weren’t fewer people wanting to volunteer, but that those keen to volunteer weren’t able to match up with suitable organisations. “Young people I’ve talked to are keen to help, but don’t necessarily have the same hours available that previous generations do. “The flexibility of organisations hasn’t changed to suit a younger generation.” She said that by managing her own volunteer staff via an online time management system, they were able to work at times that suited their life styles, and noted that many charities were not yet changing to accommodate this type of volunteering. The plan will be funded by existing council resources until the next Annual Plan when funds will be applied for.

By Arielle Monk, Massey Journalism student The capital’s 60,000-odd volunteers are soon to be the first in the country to be officially supported by their council just in time for National Volunteering Week. The Wellington City Council will offer people in volunteer management positions training to better handle volunteer staff and administration requirements. The plan will also help to match volunteers to the most appropriate organisations for their skills sets and availability. The Wellington City Council Strategy & Policy Committee voted unanimously for the action plan, though some councillors expressed concerns that the natural energy and passion driving volunteers may be affected by bureaucratic influence. Councillor Paul Eagle, who spear-headed the plan, later said these concerns were valid, but that it was definitely not about controlling the volunteer sector or replacing paid positions with volunteer people. “We developed this to get a much closer collaboration with those in the volunteer sector and the huge demand from the corporate sector to be involved. “There are a whole lot of community groups who need support.” He said that as well as being beneficial for Wellingtonians, it gave the capital a chance to encourage more effective volunteering

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Big Sing Success By Nikki Papatsoumas St Catherine’s College has been awarded the Festival Cup at this year’s Big Sing Choir Festival at Wellington Town Hall. The festival, which took place this year on June 5, sees around 30 secondary school choirs from the Wellington Region perform. St Catherine’s College auditioned choir, Belle Voix, was awarded the Festival Cup for being the choir ‘which best represents the spirit of the Festival through its performance, behavior or attitude’. The choir is directed by Head of Department for Music Amy Jennings, and

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Winter doesn’t have to break the bank... By Nikki Papatsoumas Looking great and staying warm does not have to be expensive this winter. Manager of the Salvation Army, Pip Clere, says you can pick up an amazing outfit at their Miramar store for under $20. “More and more people are shopping at second hand stores, especially those on a budget. It’s so expensive to clothe your family.” So we put them to the test, and asked them to put together an affordable winter outfit. Head Pastor of the Miramar Salvation Army (captain) Tracy Robinson’s outfit was sourced entirely from the Miramar Store. Altogether her outfit cost a mere $59 including accessories. Tracy says more people are working to a budget these days, and this is reflected through the increased number of customers that are coming through their door. “It’s a ref lection on what’s happening out there. Often clothing is the cream at the top, it’s not something that you need to live.” Mo n ey r a i s e d TOTAL through store sales go towards the Sal= vation Army’s work in the community.

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By Lydia Anderson He may have been a reluctant priest at first, but after more than 20 years tirelessly serving the Wellington Assyrian community, Father Aprem Pithyou is finally getting the recognition he deserves. Father Aprem, of Strathmore's Ancient Church of the East, recently received a Queen's Service Medal for services to the community, after Kiwi and Assyrian community members and local politicians flooded the government with letters of nomination. “I was proud and happy to receive it in New Zealand,” he says. “I'd like to be humble every time and serve people.” It's been a long and challenging road for Father Aprem, who came to New Zealand as a refugee in 1989, after fleeing Iraq with his wife and children as refugees. Born in north Iraq, he initially worked in Baghdad as a translator for international companies. However he was conscripted for military service and was constantly called up to the reserve army, typing and delivering unit orders in wartime conditions. “I served my country for 8 years – that's enough.” Father Aprem gathered his family and 52 fellow villagers and made an arduous journey across militia-occupied mountains to a refugee camp on the west border within Iran. After three years in the camp, and applications to many different western countries, Father Aprem was accepted into New Zealand He started teaching Aramaic classes but

Father Aprem Pithyou, dean of Strathmore Ancient Church of the East.

gradually the Wellington Assyrian community put pressure on him to become a priest and lead their church. It was a serious responsibility and involved round-the-clock work. He was reluctant, but eventually agreed to do it. Since then Father Aprem has been a leader, both in the church and in the community, helping refugees with applications for housing, benefits and dealing with banks. Church volunteer Wilson Toma, who organised Father Aprem's nomination, says he is the top leading figure in the Assyrian community. “We consider Father Aprem a giant.”

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Dine and Dancing a Success By Nikki Papatsoumas A group of local women have raised $10,000 for the Wellington Children’s Hospital. Together they organised a ‘dazzle dine and dance’ evening, taking it back to the old time dancing and dining at the Miramar Golf Club last month. Glenys Crisp said they came up with the idea to raise money for charity together and originally only expected to raise $5,000.

“We were aiming for five, and thought if we got that we would be doing well,” says Glenys. However the evening was a success and the women were able to raise $10,100 for the Wellington Children’s Hospital. The women say the night would not have been a success if it were not for the help of their generous sponsors, their band Robins Nest and MC Ken Harris.

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What is your favourite food? Sushi. I Love the combo of fresh and uncomplicated dishes, especially with seafood

What makes you smile? Surfing - I love it!

What’s your pet hate? When my cat doesn’t flush the loo! My son’s cat Scruffles has taught herself to use the toilet. The first time I saw her I was shocked and of course, thought it was hilarious. Now it’s like “Oi! Flush!!”


Who would you invite to dinner? Ryan Nelson. He’s cool. Oh and with lots of my friends - they’re funny, inspirational, love good food and wine and they make me feel sane - I never see them enough!


What’s your favourite music? Currently enjoying Sun Kil Moon, Bon Iver, The National, Death Cab for Cutie, Leonard Cohen. My all-time favourite is Radiohead .

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Your favoured holiday destination? Anywhere in my Toyota pop-up camper van. Named by my son Lukas as “Little Miss Sunshine” due to her “lovely” lemon paint job… Had some great North Island adventures to many beautiful secluded spots. Best trips round the East Cape.

What’s next on your wish list? I asked my neighbour’s seven year old kid what should be on my wish list and he suggested “A moustache!” I thought about it and then realised we probably didn’t see eye to eye on all matters... A new surfboard is what I am salivating over at the moment...

From left room nine pupils Sahan Wettasinghe, Laura Martin and Sofia Holloway.

Getting Creative By Nikki Papatsoumas Kilbirnie School pupils are exploring their creative sides this month, in preparation for their Art Festival – Art Te Aroha, later this month. The two day event will comprise of a ticket only event, where children’s art and the work of local artists including Matt Gauldie, Sheyne Tuffrey and Vincent Duncan will be on offer. The next day there will be a general exhibition open to the public. Chairperson for the Kilbirnie School Fundraising Committee Leigh-Anne Wiig says money raised through the event will go towards heating their much loved school pool.

The festival is not only a fundraiser, the children are also learning about art as part of their inquiry topic. Year five and six pupils from room nine are focusing on Maori art as part of the festival, and are studying artist Reuben Patterson’s work as well as creating their own Maori pendants. On Friday June 28 Kilbirnie School will host a ticket-only event at the school hall, and tickets can be purchased from the school office. A general exhibition open to the public will be held on Saturday June 29 from 11am – 1pm.

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BYU-Hawaii Concert Choir coming to Wellington New Zealander Paul Tovey is one of 45 performers in the Brigham Young University-Hawaii Concert Choir and he is bringing them home for a series of shows and educational workshops. On June 18th they will perform at Te Papa as part of the Matariki program. The Choir will be accompanied by support act “The Rookies” quartet from Aotea College, who won the 2012

Wellington Schools Barbershop Contest and placed 2nd at nationals. In addition to the performances, workshops will be held at various colleges, where students will become actively involved with the choir. Tour co-ordinator Muriel Samuel says “the choir members and their leaders are excited, and prepared. The students who will workshop with

them, and all who come to the concerts are in for a fantastic experience.” Admission to the Te Papa concert is free. The performance will start at 12:15pm following a flash mob performance in the Te Papa foyer at noon.

‘Babe of the day’ craze takes off at Vic Uni By Lydia Anderson Victoria University students have joined the latest nationwide university craze of posting fellow students’ pictures on Facebook for praise or criticism. Interest in two Facebook pages VUW Babe of the Day and VUW Minga of the Day has escalated quickly since the pages launched last week. The ‘babe page’, which has almost 3500 likes, encourages people to send information about attractive male and female university students. The students’ pictures are then featured on the page, along with a link to their personal Facebook page so users may follow them online. The contrasting ‘minga’ page also features names and photos of students, caught in drunk or unguarded poses, and captions the photos with unflattering descriptions of their personalities and sexual behaviour. Reactions from featured students are varied. Former student Matt Burton, who features on the ‘minga’ page says he finds it funny.

“If you can’t laugh at yourself then you have no right to laugh at other people. “A lot of my friends have already been Minga of the Day so I had a feeling my turn was coming. “I can see why some people may feel the page is inappropriate or in bad taste but it really isn’t. The blurbs are written in such a way that it is obvious that the accusations aren’t meant to be taken seriously, it’s just a bit of tongue-and-cheek fun.” However not all students are happy to have their personal details shared without their knowledge. Student April Finlay featured as last Sunday’s ‘babe’, with her photo receiving 280 likes and several complimentary comments. April says she has no idea who shared her picture on the page, and was not forewarned. “I feel like of violated, I’ve had so many random friend requests from boys and I find it outright embarrasing. “Our lectures finished last Friday and I haven’t actually been into uni yet but I think the ‘babe of the day’ thing is so

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inappropriate and stupid really. “I think it should be deleted.” She says she finds it “creepy” that users are told to follow her personal page. The page is just one of a few similar pages from Auckland, Dunedin, Lincoln and Canterbury universities, which all started recently. The Dunedin page in particular has proved so popular that it has surpassed 14 000 likes. Victoria University director of academic student services Pam Thorburn says the university is aware of the ‘babe’ and ‘minga’

Facebook pages but has not received any formal complaints. “As is the case at other universities, Victoria students engage in a variety of social media channels. “The University is committed to freedom of expression but does not endorse or condone material that appears in these channels. “Victoria University expects students to act within the law. If any complaint were to be received, it would be fully investigated.”

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Give a little, give a lot By Lydia Anderson Wellingtonians now have a simple way to donate a small sum to Kaibosh Food Rescue. Kaibosh is the latest charity to come on board with the One Percent Collective, a fundraising initiative that enables people to donate one per cent of their salary to one charity, or split their donation between up to six of the collective's partner charities. Would-be givers can donate weekly, monthly or yearly sums via One Percent's website to small to mediumsized charities based in New Zealand. One Percent chooses partner charities from six key focus areas: health

and wellbeing, arts and culture, environmental, youth and community development, animal welfare and international aid. Kaibosh general manager Matt Dagger says he heard One Percent founder Pat Shepherd talking on the radio six months ago and became interested in signing up. “I thought, that sounds really neat. “Personally I like it as an individial but as an organisation it has a nice synergy. “It's inspirational rather than demanding.” He says joining up with One Percent gives Kaibosh a way to connect with

the “e-generation,” giving them wider exposure on social media. “It's brilliant for us.” Pat Shepherd says when One Percent had a vacant spot for a partner charity, their board made a unanimous decision to offer it to Kaibosh. “We all loved what they were doing. “One little thing can actually help a whole lot of people around Wellington.” Pat founded One Percent Collective with the idea that if a large number of people give one percent to causes they care about, together they can create positive change.

Kindy kids celebrate Matariki

Seatoun Kindergarten joined other early childhood centres at Miramar Library last week to celebrate Matariki, with a special storytime in Te Reo session. The children sang three waiata: Tirama, Tirama nga whetu-twinkle twinkle little star and Korero, parirau.

Kaibosh Food Rescue general manager Matt Dagger with One Percent Collective founder Pat Shepherd.

Home of Compassion Annual appeal By Nikki Papatsoumas The Home of Compassion in Island Bay has their annual appeal coming up on July 7. Money raised will help keep things ticking over at their Island Bay home. Around 80 people will be collecting for the home, including students from St Patrick’s Town and St Catherine’s College. The Home of Compassion is run by the Sisters of Compassion, and was founded over a century ago by Suzanne Aubert. They also work with the Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre / Soup Kitchen in Wellington Central. The home in Island Bay was once a hospital, and now offers accommodation to small groups, and visitors to Wellington. They also provide respite for Manager Sister Sue and Assistant Manager Florence Kosena. caregivers and spiritual retreats.

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A sense of style with colour and style Rock it in your skinny jeans Skinny jeans appear to be here to stay! I personally love mine so am pleased they will be around for at least a few more seasons. Skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple and what I love about them is they can be teamed with a wide variety of tops and tunics to create a wide range of casual and sophisticated looks. For a chic look, wear your skinny jeans with high heeled ankle boots and a loose fitting top in a luxurious fabric with a cropped leather jacket for warmth and a pair of glitzy earrings and clutch purse. You can rock this look in knee high boots too. If you are petite, go for the same tone boots to elongate and create that “extra-

long-legs-effect”. If it’s a feminine look you’re going for, try adding a pair of super-high platform pumps, a floral scarf with a silk top or dress and your outfit will be elegant and luxurious looking. Match your handbag with a colour in your scarf and add a little glitz to your earlobes or wrist with crystals, diamantes or pearls. If possible, particularly if you have an hourglass-shape, add a belt – this will accentuate your waist and you feminine figure. By combining your jeans with a white or cream shirt you can create a simple yet elegant androgynous look. With the addition of accessories

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such as a tie necklace, a collar necklace, a watch and even a fedora hat, this look will be interesting and funky. You will rock this look with either flats or heels, and satchel handbag. On those freezing cold days when all you want is just to put your jeans and comfy tee on, try a tee and a boyfriend jacket. The jacket can be a relaxed fit but look for one which has some waist definition. A pair of low top ballet flats will look stylish, throw a textured tote bag over your shoulder and a pendant necklace and you have added some pizzazz to your whole outfit. If you have a pear body shape,

pair your skinny jeans with a tunic dress or top that covers the widest part of the hips/buttocks. A shrug that ends just above the waist or a scarf will work well by drawing the eye upwards and a pair of boots to balance the hip region. For those of you, who prefer boot-cut jeans, of course you too can create these stunning looks. Whichever way you choose to wear them, they are sure to perk up your mood and your wardrobe. Andie Dunne is a Wellingtonbased Wardrobe Stylist offering a range of personal packages to help you look and feel fabulous.

Keeping fit – keeping healthy There are lots of good reasons to keep active – especially if you already have a medical condition, or you’re getting older. Top ten reasons to stay active: • You’ll have more energy. • You’ll have better posture and balance. • You’ll have stronger muscles and bones. • It’s fun. • It raises your self-esteem. • It helps you manage your weight. • It improves your fitness. • It can improve your sleep. • You’ll feel more relaxed, and less stressed!

Stay fighting fit Regular physical activity:helps reduce the risk of conditions like heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes and cancer.puts you in a better position manage conditions like arthritis, diabetes and depression. Getting older? Now’s not the time to give up on staying active. When you’re in your senior years, it’s more important than ever to get up and get going! Regular physical activity can do a lot to improve your quality of life. Keep reading to find out how – and check out the HealthEd booklet Ageing Well if you want to know more.

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Monday June 17, 2013


Tidy home for Blue Penguins

From left Amanda Taylor and Catarina Silva help with the Island Bay Beach cleanup.

By Nikki Papatsoumas Island Bay Beach is looking spick and span after receiving a clean-up earlier this month. The Victoria University Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology organised the beach clean-up to coincide with Worlds Ocean Day, which fell on Saturday June 8. The clean-up was organised by PhD students at the School of Biological Sciences at Victoria University, Amanda Taylor and Catarina Silva. Amanda says this is the group’s first beach clean-up, and Island Bay Beach was chosen to help protect

the little blue penguins’ habitat. “We have nested boxes for the little blue penguins so it’s important to clean this beach so they’re not running around in rubbish.” Wellington City Council Park Ranger Matt Robertson facilitated the beach cleanup. “Part of our core job as ranger is working with the community and giving them the tools to be able to look after their local environment.” “We don’t have the resources to do it all ourselves, we are relying on the community to help out. The environment is everyone’s responsibility.”

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Community Centre welcomes new face By Nikki Papatsoumas Island Bay Community Centre has welcomed Lisa Cunningham as the new Community Centre Advocate. Lisa joins Island Bay after working at the Newlands Community Centre for three years. Lisa says she has always been very interested in communities and how they work. “I love to see how they bloom and blossom and grow. I see community centres working well as hubs, and becoming more and more popular. It is a great model for how communities work.” Lisa is originally from Dunedin, and says she was inspired to work within communities after visiting Golden Bay as a child. “Everyone would work together

and support each other. They saw the things that need to be changed and would come up with solutions together.” As part of her new role, Lisa will be working closely with Island Bay Library, and says she believes it is an opportunity for new and exciting developments. Now Lisa says she is excited to immerse herself in the Island Bay community. “There are a lot of people here doing really great things. “I am really looking forward to meeting all of the people in the community and seeing how the Island Bay Community Centre can support things that are needed in our community.”

Curves Kilbirnie is “going red” during June. The aim is to help the Heart Foundation raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of New Zealand women. To celebrate the Heart Foundations “Go Red for Women” campaign, Curves Kilbirnie will waive the usual joining fee on a fitness membership for all new members who make a donation to the Heart Foundation at the club, when they sign up between 10 and 30 June. “Many of our members are shocked to learn that heart disease is the number one killer of New Zealand women and kills more than four times as many women as breast cancer,” said Lyn Smolenski, owner. “The Curves 30 minute circuit combines strength training and cardio to give you a total body workout. It is also a great way to help women lose weight and help reduce their risks of heart disease. “So many New Zealand women come to Curves to help lower their cholesterol and blood pressure levels and in turn, live a healthier life. “That’s why Curves is proud to be a national partner of the Heart Foundation “Go Red for Women campaign,” she said. Go Red for Women is the Heart Foundation’s campaign to raise awareness of heart disease as the number one killer of New Zealand women. Visit for more information. “Seventy five percent of Kiwi women are unaware that heart disease is their number one killer so we’d like to thank Curves Kilbirnie for helping us raise awareness during June,” said Prof Norman Sharpe, Medical Director at the Heart Foundation. “There’s no single cause of heart disease, but risk factors like being overweight, inactivity, high blood pressure or blood cholesterol and having a family history can all add up to a high risk of developing heart disease over the years,” Prof Sharpe said. For more information please contact: Curves Kilbirnie , Phone 387 8307 or

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12 Monday June 17, 2013

National Volunteer Week

It’s National Volunteer Week By Charlene McKay It’s National Volunteer Week this week and volunteer organisations around the region are gearing up for a fun filled week of celebrations. The Cook Strait News caught up with Lucie Reece, who volunteers for the Cancer Society Wellington and Wellington Free Ambulance, to ask what volunteering means to her. Lucie, originally from the UK, got into volunteering as a way to support a friend back home who was diagnosed with cancer. “I couldn’t fly home to support her, so I persuaded some friends here to join me in fundraising for cancer in her name” After participating in multiple triathlons and shaving her head to

raise money for the cause, Lucie says she got to a point where she couldn’t keep asking for more money. It was then that Lucie started volunteering for the Cancer Society as a driver for radiation treatment and chemotherapy patients. The mother of three says volunteering for the Cancer Society has been a humbling experience. “What is a simple thing for me means so much to the people I drive” “I’ve learnt a lot about people too and how strong we are, most of the cancer patients I drive still work full time” Volunteering has also put Lucie onto a new career path; becoming a paramedic. After deciding that becoming a

paramedic might be something she wants to do, Lucie signed up with Wellington Free Ambulance as a Volunteer Event Medic to get a taste for the job. “I do two shifts a month and get to experience everything a paramedic does. It’s been great, a great way to learn. "There is a real need for volunteers at Wellington Free Ambulance as well” Lucie is now working towards her Diploma in Ambulance Practice. Between raising her three children, studying and volunteering, Lucie finds little time for much else. Lucie says her reason for volunteering is simple, “it’s about being remembered for doing something, about being able to look back and

Volunteer Lucie Reece (left) with friends after shaving her head for leukaemia.

see that I used my time to help someone when I could”. To find out about what is hap-

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Volunteering connects new migrants with local communities Last year Volunteer Wellington interviewed more than 500 new migrants representing 60 ethnicities, who were seeking volunteer roles with local community organisations. Their motives ranged from finding out about the local work scene, practicing – and understanding – Kiwi English, making new friends, feeling they belonged in a new environment.

Among case studies written about these interesting newcomers is Philomena Nziramasanga from Zimbabwe. An extract from her story is revealing. To learn about local communities she came through Volunteer Wellington’s interview process. Dress for Success was the first position which appealed. ‘It was with clothes which I love but very

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different from any of my previous experiences. The training and the people I am meeting has completely transformed me. By dressing women and preparing them for job interviews, I am making people happy.’ Dress for success has been Philomena’s launching pad (the training was ‘very fantastic’) which has now led to three other

voluntary roles in this transition period of her life. Her aim is paid employment ‘and I will find this eventually but in the meantime I am learning so much, and adding something of value to people’s lives.’ Such comments are typical of people are volunteer to learn, participate and become involved in the community. They are

always surprised by the rewards and when the common goal of paid employment is achieved, they say, to a person, ‘we will never forgot the community sector. We’ll be back.’ And most do go on to find afterwork or weekend roles which they can fit into their working life and which gives them a ‘work-life balance.’

Embracing community driven emergency management Wellington Region Emergency Management Office A dramatic shift has occurred at the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) with the introduction of their community-driven emergency management approach to their volunteer programme. Mr Dan Neely, Community Resilience Manager for WREMO, says the change is about building relationships throughout the community, and seeding it with emergency preparedness and response capacity. “We’ve seen around the world, the public responds wholeheartedly to emergencies facing their communities, and we recognised the importance of community-driven activities. We want to embrace and support these community-based systems, and the many different individuals and organisations that reside within them, as part of the solution before the event,” said Mr. Neely. WREMO recognises people are busy in today’s society, but in an emergency, many

We want to thank everyone who volunteers in our community, making it vibrant, healthy and more connected, and in the case of our CD Volunteers, better prepared

Volunteering: A Simple Gesture that Makes a World of Difference.



will drop everything and do the best they can for their community. Let’s empower them do that by providing the right skills and expectations. “We believe if we provide our volunteers with a decent understanding of their hazards and risks, and how individuals and the community can be prepared, then they can champion WREMO Volunteers our preparedness messages through their networks. If we can provide some basic skills and and after an event), and teaches the basic guidance, they will be able to respond skills to operate a Civil Defence Centre or efficiently and effectively as part of their Emergency Welfare Centre. Dan Neely firmly believes “It’s all about communities, as well as be able to provide surge capacity to the official response, if empowering and supporting our comrequired” said Jason Paul, Community munities to be in the best position to meet their own needs during an emergency. We Resilience Advisor for WREMO The new volunteer training programme think that can only lead to good things in is delivered as four three-hour sessions, the future.” For more information or to apply visit and focuses on community preparedness and follow the (volunteers act as a link to various organisations and the community before, during volunteer link.

Cancer Society Wellington values its Volunteer teams in Greater Wellington who work for free but not for nothing for those in their community affected by cancer.

Volunteers have discovered the rewards of working together to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer. Driving people to treatment, visiting them in their homes, or in the hospital are just some of the ways they make a difference. You, too, could make a difference.

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Island Bay artist brings the personal into photography A new exhibition at Island Bay’s Tapu te Ranga Gallery features a photographer whose work blurs the lines between photography and painting. Charmaine Torrington has drawn on long hours in the darkroom, rather than in front of a computer screen, to create her evocative and dreamlike photographs. Using film cameras and techniques like masking, dodging and burning - that have been taken over by computer programmes – her photographs are interpretations of ancient figures from tales and legends. “I feel lucky to have learnt the classic darkroom techniques in the 1990’s – just before the digital takeover,” Charmaine says.

Curator of the Tapu te Ranga Gallery, Ian Logan, sees her work as a combination of the technology of photography with the hand-made craft of a painting. “For me photography and painting can be like sister arts when done well. These beautiful photographs really achieve that blend.” Charmaine Torrington’s photographs can be seen as part of “Totems and Travels” a group exhibition of paintings, sculpture and photography at Tapu te Ranga Gallery (, 302a The Esplanade, Island Bay. The exhibition opens on Sunday June 23 and runs until July 28. Hours are 11am to 5.30pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

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Parent Representatives Votes REET, Michelle (Shelly) 135 FISHER, David 130 THOMPSON, Michael 121 SEUMANU, Kylee 114 PAUL, Taiporutu (Tai) 101 217 PEWTER: KILIONI, Maikali23 words: ere, ewe, ewer, 93 pee, peer,Joe per, pert, pet, pew, PEWTER, SEREVI, 66 rep, ret, rete, tee, tree, twee, tweer,48 HILL, Katherine twerp, wee, weep, wept, were, wet. 0 INVALID VOTES


I therefore declare the following duly elected: David Fisher, Maikali Kilioni, Taiporutu (Tai) Paul, Michelle (Shelly) Reet, Kylee Seumanu and Michael Thompson. Wayne Jamieson Returning Officer Evans Bay Intermediate

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Monday June 17, 2013



Artificial turf a hit with players Players and coaches from Marist St Pats Rugby Club have been making the most of the new artificial turf at St Patrick's College since it opened recently. The turf, which was a joint initiative between Wellington City Council and St Patricks, enables players to train on a stable surface in all weather conditions. It was completed over several months, in time for the 2013 rugby season. Marist St Pats premier players Andrew Wells and Declan Hay say they prefer using the new turf for training. “No mud is the best thing,” says Andrew. He says he doesn't hesitate to dive on the artifical turf. “It doesn't really go through your head.” Premier coach Ross Bond says the turf is designed to be low-impact. “You don't really know it's artificial.” He says as an added facility it is fantastic for

Wellington. “It gives us the full field access.” As well as the turf Marist St Pats now offers a range of training facilities, such as an indoor gym facility also with an artificial turf, a sports education classroom with the latest technology and a weights training room . Marist St Pats chairman Bill Harrison says the artificial turf will provide the cornerstone to kick start a number of projects at Evans Bay, some of which will benefit the current sporting generation while others are focused on the future. “We want to position the Evans Bay hub for the future by building on its proud history. We know sports men and women choose Marist St Pats because they are seeking something inherently different. And it is our job to ensure that the young men and women that do pass through our doors are given the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Marist St Pats players Andrew Wells, left and Declan Hay warm up on the new St Patrick's College artificial turf before a training session.

Axemen back in the big time By Greg Hughes On Saturday June 8, the Wellington Rugby Club, better known as The Axemen, made it back to the big time. After over a decade in the lower grades, the Axemen played their first premier game against Rimutaka in the Hardham Cup. To cap it all, they won 38-9 in a display of disciplined rugby. Not that everything went their way. A clash of colours meant the Axemen played in white by wearing their jerseys inside out.

There are no easy games in the Hardham Cup but the prize is being in next year's Swindale Shield. It's not just the seniors who are going well. The Axemen have an excellent development programme that is developing players of all ages and stages. P.B.A Pictured: 1/Vaea Fifita 2/Terry Soli 3/ L/h, Josh Mcombie 4/centre, Cam Lindsay 5/ R/h, Mike Smith 6/ back, Jamie Hargraves.

Wellington College defeated Wellington College lost to St Pat’s Silverstream in the most anticipated midweek First XV fixture of the season last week. Silverstream outscored Wellington College four tries to one, winning 25-11, and remain unbeaten this season.









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Luck is looking up... Western suburb residents Peter and Erris Thomson are the lucky owners of a brand new Mini Cooper Baker Street Limited Edition, which they won in a Flooring Foundation promotion through Johnsonville’s Devon and Patterson Flooring. The vehicle was handed over to Mr and Mrs Thomson on Monday afternoon at the Devon and Patterson store in Johnsoville, by The Flooring Foundation manager, Brian Connel. The Flooring Foundation ran a nationwide competition where any customer who purchased a Feltex or Godfrey Hirst carpet with a value of over $1000, would go in the draw to win the brand new Limited Edition Mini Cooper Baker Street, with a retail value of up to $50,000. Mr and Mrs Thomson who are currently renovating their home, said their luck has finally turned around

Behind car from left to right Malcolm Patterson, Gail Patterson, Harry (the cat), Karen Hatch, Ralph Lambert. Front of Car from left to right Heather Milson, Erris Thomson, Peter Thomson, Ben Lambert

after their holiday home burnt down last year. “We’re overwhelmed. It’s come at a good time” Mr Thomson says. Devon and Patterson sales consultant Heather Milson says staff are very happy with who the winners are. “It’s such a nice couple that won the car,” Mrs Milson says. Independent family owned Devon and Patterson have been in Johnsonville for nearly 13 years now, after starting

the business in Ngaio 23 years ago. Owner/ operator Gail Patterson says, “Having one of our customers win the nationwide promotion has been a real delight”. Up until the end of July, The Flooirng Foundation will give away five travel funds worth $10,000 each through another promotion on their Feltex and Godfrey Hirst carpets.

C O N G R AT U L AT I O N S DEVON+PATTERSON FLOORING CONGRATULATE PETER AND ERRIS THOMSON WINNERS OF THE FLOORING FOUNDATION LIMITED EDITION MINI PROMOTION. Peter and Erris are the proud new owners of a brand new Mini Cooper Baker Street Limited edition with a retail value of up to $50,000!!! Buy any Godfrey Hirst or Feltex carpet and you could win a $10,000 travel fund.

From Left: Heather Milson, Ben Lambert (Sales Consultants), Erris Thomson, Peter Thomson (Winners) and Brian Connell (Flooring Foundation Manager)

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