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Continued from page 1 By Nikki Papatsoumas The postcard which is sixty years old was written in response to a fan letter, in which Ms Blyton personally thanks the person for enjoying her books. Library Assistant Sylvia Grindlay says she would love to see the postcard returned to its rightful owner. “I think that someone has kept it for over 50 years, so it must be special. If you kept something for 50 years you would want it back. “It’s a special card and it would be nice to give it back to the person it belongs to.”
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It is Sylvia’s job to look after the lost property at the Kilbirnie Library, and she says this is the most unique thing she has ever come across. “Enid Blyton must be about the most famous children’s author there has ever been, she never goes out of style.” Sylvia says they have no way of find-
ing out who left the postcard behind, and they believe the surname on the card was probably a maiden name, which means finding an owner will be tricky. If no one claims the postcard, Sylvia would like to see it framed and displayed in the library. “I will suggest it to my boss, because I think it is special and unique.” Does this postcard belong to you? If you or someone you know is the owner of the card, head in to Kilbirnie Library and speak to Sylvia or one of the other library assistants.
Fighting for fair flyover debate By Nikki Papatsoumas Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett is fighting to ensure there is fair debate surrounding the New Zealand Transport Agency’s proposed flyover. The Environmental Protection Authority will soon make their decision as to whether the application to build the flyover will go to the Environment Court or a board of inquiry. If the application is heard in front of a board of inquiry, the board will be required to have made a decision in nine months.
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inbriefnews Strathmore tenant compensated Wellington City Council City Housing has been ordered to pay a tenant $700 in compensation by the Tenancy Tribunal. Mr Kii Rota had lived in his Strathmore Court house for seven years, during which time no repairs were made to his house. The Tenancy Tribunal found that Mr Rota was owed the money as compensation for lack of repairs over the time of his tenancy.
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Community cleans up nesses was very positive. It really cleaned up the area. “We are proud of our community and want to make it a better place and somewhere to be proud of.” Southern Ward Councillor Paul Eagle says it is effective because the results are instant and people can see automatically what difference has been made. “I think the council needs to up its game with street cleaning and managing the painting out of graffiti. “This has highlighted there’s a real need
for some extra resources in this part of Wellington.” Mr Wilcock says they now hope to use the project as a vehicle to empower people to get involved in other projects in the community. He says the project was so successful it will now be run every month on the first Saturday of the month, with the next date set for Saturday August 3. He says that anyone who would like to be involved can meet at Newtown New World between 9am and 1pm, and should dress in old clothes.
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Locals left in the dark By Nikki Papatsoumas Locals feel left in the dark over un-lit streets around Wellington. Since the storm late last month, street lights have been down all over the city, with Kilbirnie, Newtown, Brooklyn, Oriental Parade and Evans Bay all being affected. Dorothy Ross from Mount Victoria says she has been in touch with Wellington Electricity, and hopes to see the street lights restored as soon as possible. She believes it is dangerous to have un-lit streets throughout the city. “The lights have been out for three
weeks now, since the big storm. Now that houses have been fixed they should be getting on with the street lights.” Spokesperson for Wellington Electricity Drew Douglas says there is a tremendous amount of work involved in restoring the street lights, and they are continuing to work on the problem. “They went out when the storm happened, the first response is to get homes and businesses back on and since that time we have been working to restore street lights as well. “Our process is to check each site to determine if it requires a lamp replace-
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ment, internal wiring repairs, fuse or network circuit fault repairs” He says they currently have five times more crews than normal working on lights and are reviewing adding further resources. Mr Douglas thanks customers for their patience following the worst storm in decades, and encourages anyone with any issues to contact the council to see if it is their lamp that has the issue, or if Wellington Electricity needs to get involved. He says they anticipate to have most of the lights back on by July 20.
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Businessman and active part of community By Nikki Papatsoumas Newtown local Nanubhai Ranchod has made his mark, having been an active part of the community for 40 years. Nanu arrived in New Zealand in 1973 with his wife Pamela, to live with his father and mother-in-law. He says his father-in-law was an ageing business man, and after arriving he soon began to help him go door knocking, to sell fruit and vegetables, but it wasn’t long before he decided to spread his wings. “When I was working with him I learnt something, and he saw something in me. We had $400 from our wedding so we decided to use it to open a shop.” So Nanu started his own business, Ranchods Enterprises, a business he has continued on with ever since.
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He began by selling fruit and vegetables, and says although times were tough at first, things only went up. Soon he began to import Indian food, and his shop was the first to do so in the country. Nanu says he has seen the Newtown community change over many years, and thanks his loyal customers for allowing him to continue to be successful. “So many small businesses have not made it, the only things you see around here these days is fast food. I have always liked a challenge, even at this age I like a challenge, so I continue to work hard.” In between running his business Nanu has also remained an active part of the Indian community, being a member of the Wellington Indian Association, at one stage serving as
president. He says one of his proudest achievements was seeing the construction of the Indian Cultural and Sports Centre on Kemp Street in Kilbirnie, a project he was heavily involved with. Along with help from other members of the association, Nanu spent countless evenings door knocking and fundraising, to raise the money needed to see the centre re-developed. Nanu has been blessed over the years, and was awarded a Queen’s Service Medal in 2006 for his services to the community. Nanu says he loves Newtown, which is why he has stayed for so many years. “The people, they’re so kind, when I walk in Newtown they hug me and ask me about me and my family, they’re so nice.”
Miramar upgrade right on track By Nikki Papatsoumas Work is on right on track for the Miramar Town Centre Upgrade. The contractor is on target for a July 19 finish for main works in the public space area. Work will then begin on a toilet block opposite the current works, which is expected to be finished by July 26. Miramar locals are eager to see the work finished in time for the Wellington Film Festival, which will begin at the end of July. Wellington City Council spokesperson Clayton Anderson says everyone involved is pleased with how work has been going. “In terms of feedback people have
been very happy with our accommodation and commitment to them. We provide them with a weekly letter and if there is a fence up around certain shops we make sure to put up signage signalling they are still open for business.” He reminds locals that work on both the town centre and toilet block are subject to rain, but unless there is heavy down pour or surface flooding there shouldn’t be any major issues. He says once work has been completed the Parks and Gardens team will come in and do some planting, but this won’t cause any disruptions to local shoppers or businesses.
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New information centre for Taranaki Street A new information centre at 175 Taranaki Street is open to the public to view updates about major work going on in Buckle Street to create Wellington’s new National War Memorial Park and traffic underpass. Plans and timelines, historic photos of the area are on show. The Government is building the new park, Pukeahu, in preparation for the 2015 centenary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli, and the City Council
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Local butcher is passionate about food By Nikki Papatsoumas Local butcher Lincoln Nuttall’s passion for food has encouraged him to work as a butcher for the last decade. Lincoln says he just fell into butchery, after a friend who worked in the business recommended it to him. “I was always into cooking and I was going to be a chef when I left school. What I love most about cooking is the preparation, where it all begins and the process.” He says he loves the opportunity
to work at Island Bay Butchery, which is where he has been for the last six years. “All of our meat comes in the front door, where at most places you won’t see that kind of thing. We have nothing to hide. “It’s that kind of thing that we pride ourselves on.” Earlier this month Lincoln took part in the The Alto Young Butcher & Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year, in Palmerston North. As part of the competition he was required to perform three different
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Mt Cook resident has lead in opera By Nikki Papatsoumas Mt Cook resident Oliver Sewell will be performing the lead role of Corrado in Verdi’s opera II Corsaro. The full scale opera is being performed by Te Koki New Zealand School of Music at the Opera House in Wellington. Oliver is halfway through completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Vocal Performance. He previously studied an undergraduate degree in music at Canterbury University. “I started singing seriously in 2007, which was my final year of high school and that’s when I decided that’s what I wanted to follow
and started taking singing seriously.” He says he decided to study at the New Zealand School of Music after he realised he had not learnt as much as he could from New Zealand. “I would have been going overseas prematurely. I am trying to give myself the best chance.” Oliver says his teachers approached him for the lead role of Corrado, a pirate captain who tries to set a harem of slaves free. He says Corrado has been a hard part to play. “Because he is the leader of the pirates
you already have a preconception of what they look like, like Johnny Depp and Jack Sparrow. “The problem with Corrado is he is so honourable to a point he becomes weak.” II Corsaro will be performed at the Wellington Opera House. For more information head to www.ticketek.co.nz The Cook Strait News has two double passes to II Corsaro to give away. To enter send your name and contact details to email@example.com
Oliver Sewell lead in Verdi’s opera II Corsaro.
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OUT & ABOUT Last Monday the Newtown Breastfeeding Support Centre celebrated their first birthday. Those who have helped the clinic keep its doors open for the last year came together to celebrate the milestone.
Supporters, staff and volunteers of Newtown Breastfeeding Clinic take a moment out from celebrating to have their photo taken as a momento of the Clinic's first birthday.
Co-founder Rona Carroll cuts into the celebratory cake that marked the first birthday of the Newtown Breastfeeding Clinic.
Saying thanks brings a smile: lt: volunteers, Jacqui Binnie (doula) and rt: Abbie Rowe (nurse) flank co-founder Liora Noy (lactation consultant) with their beautiful flowers
The free clinic which runs on a Monday provides support to mothers who are having difficulties with breast feeding. PHOTO CREDIT: Rachel Binning, Bella Photography.
Mum, Maritza Acosta and her baby, Tomás Pivac Acosta (16 weeks) of Mt Cook share a moment together under the proud gaze of co-founders of Newtown Breastfeeding Clinic, Rona Carroll (lt) and Liora Noy (rt)
Demonstrating their individualised care: co-founders of Newtown Breastfeeding Clinic, Rona Carroll (lt) and Liora Noy (rt) talk with Florence (3 months) and her mum, Emily Street of Island Bay.
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: What are you most looking forward to these school holidays?
Jack Ure Newtown School “Flying down to Christchurch where my aunty, uncle and cousins live, and my grandparents are coming as well. Then I am going to see my other grandparents in New Plymouth.”
Karlos Schaaf Newtown School “Going to my cousin’s birthday and doing a soccer holiday programme.”
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Max Dale Newtown School “Going to the beach, I’ll find some shells for my shell collection and I might take my dog Daisy as well.”
“Going on a holiday and watching Despicable Me 2.”
Rika NakanosonoKensington Newtown School “I am most looking forward to my birthday, I’m turning eight.”
Rosetta Store Newtown School “I am looking forward to my grandparents coming to stay and look after me while my parents go to Tokyo and just relaxing and sleeping.”
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Lack of engagement Dear Ed, S. Jensen (Letters, 8 July) raises a very valid point. With the Ward system that Wellington has, it would appear logical for those seeking to represent residents and ratepayers alike, that they would first seek election in the Ward that they lived in. However what we see with some Councillors is a complete lack of engagement with their constituents. So perhaps it is better to have someone who is keen, enthusiastic, and willing to represent the concerns and needs of the local residents, than
Expansion someone who prefers to sit in the background, distant and showing their community scant regard. This is not helped by the low voter turnout that we see at local body elections, nor by the lack of real community involvement by our local Councillors. Unless there is a photo opportunity, or a free cup of tea, most people never see or hear from their local councillors from one election to another. Our Councillors need to lift their game. Yours sincerely, Peter Kennedy.
Dear Ed, Regarding the expansion of the airport, some questions that have not been asked are; Will the present 'night activity curfew' be maintained? ("Yea, Right.") Do the people who encourage the expansion, live in the vicinity of the airport, or close to the flight path(s)? And if not, why not? Kind Regards, David Fowler.
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Dear Ed, Reading your article on the runway extension in your July 8 edition made me laugh, and also a little furious if I’m being honest. Looking at the sketches of the proposed extension I can’t actually see which houses will be affected by the minor adjustment to our capital’s airport runway. If you live in Evans Bay and Hataitai you will know the noise is there already, so what would this actually change in your lives that would make you stand against this proposal?
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Artistic opportunity By Nikki Papatsoumas A handful of Rongotai College art students will get the chance to take part in the Tautai Contemporary Pacific Trust’s Fresh Horizons workshops these school holidays. The workshops are designed for talented Pacific Island students, and will allow students from all over Wellington to spend three days with intensive art-making artists. Head of Department in Art at Rongotai College Esmee McAuley says they chose five students that they considered to be great art students. “We chose people who we think may go on to have a career in art, and who will gain the most from the workshops.
Year 11 student Clement Bentley has been chosen to take part in the workshop.
“It is good for students to see there are careers in art, from lots of different art disciplines. It is great for them to see it can take them to lots of different areas, not just fine arts.” Year 11 student Clement Bentley is one of the lucky students who will get to take part in the workshops. Clement not only enjoys drawing with pens and pencils, he also studies drama and performing arts. “If I had any kind of opportunity to do art and take it further than just college I would take it. I want to do art as a career. I would love to do design, whether it is t-shirts or billboards.”
Store-It gives back to community To celebrate their tenth birthday, family owned business Store It is giving back to the community. The business, who provide storage for homes and businesses, will be giving away $10,000 to be shared between 10 deserving community groups. Director Mike Price says Wellington has been very good to them over the years, and they see this as an opportunity to give back to the community. “There are lots of people in Wellington that do a lot of great stuff that doesn’t get
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End of Term Extravaganza! Another term comes to an end at Evans Bay Intermediate School with the WOW FACTOR! Last Thursday night saw a packed hall of parents and family enjoying seeing students show off their many talents. The Kapa Haka opened the evening in style followed by the orchestra. The School is excited at having an orchestra for the first time in many years. The quality of the music played by students delighted the audience. The last few weeks have seen all classes making outfits to enter the School WOW Competition. Judges Suzanne Hendry and
Fiona Grove found their task extremely difficult. Board Chairman Mike Thompson and WOW Organiser Julia Walker presented the OSCARS to the 3 top exhibits. A Boys Dance Group was impressive as was the Greek Dancers! The Poly Club filled the hall with the sound of the drums and the Choir sang a song of get well and dedication to Nelson Mandella. The School’s own Rock Band “ Coloured Paint ” made sure that the night went out with a bang!
“ We are extremely lucky as a school to have so many talented students. This year the orchestra and choir has really grown and this comes down to staff member Chris Van der Zee. The Te Rakau Trust continues to bring high expectations for the Kapa Haka. Nima Pemerika has watched the Poly Club grow in numbers and the quality of their performances is improving all the time. Last year saw the birth of the Band and they are simply getting better and better all the time.” Principal Wendy Esera said. The first day for Term 3 is Monday 29th July.
10 Monday July 15, 2013 By Rachel Binning Te Aho Ngarahu was held at Pipitea Marae earlier this month for the second year running. The event is a celebration of the success and achievement Maori children have accomplished over the last year, and what they will do for the years to come. Te Aho Ngarahu was put together after many teachers were tired of hearing the poor education statistics of Maori students. A group of NZEI Te Riu Roa teachers decided to do something positive to celebrate the success of all good things that are about being Maori. MC Karepa Wall explained that a decision was made to “get all that is good about Maori and celebrate in one place”. The event lets Maori kids see how great they can be and to be proud of their culture and heritage. Schools and groups from the greater Wellington region filled the marae with song and dance throughout the day. Colourful entertainment was complemented with hangi food and the chance to see taonga, artwork and Ta Moko and Mirimiri (Maori Tattoo and Maori Massage).
Maori exhibit success for Matariki...
Pictured above: Porirua's Rangikura School Kapa Haka group perform. The kapa haka group has members ranging in age from 8-13 years. It is the first time that this school has had a kapa haka group for 10 years.
Peata McMillian (2) with her Nanny Marlene Haimona at Pipitea Marae.
Pictured left: Sam Gordon (5) takes a peak away from the book that Charlotte de Feijter is reading him and Jos Gordon (3) of Wellington Central.
NZEI (Te Riu Roa) staff members and teachers from the Wellington region surround the emblem of their annual hui for Maori teachers: Keri Ratima, Janine Tahau, Serena Lewis and Olive Hawira
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Businessman offering local schools sports scholarships By Nikki Papatsoumas A local business man is doing his bit for the community, by handing out sporting scholarships to schools in the southern and eastern suburbs. Lance Williams has moved into real estate this year, after spending the last 10 years working as a primary school teacher. “I decided I didn’t want to lose my connection to two things that are very close to me, primary school and sports.”
Lance will be giving five donations of $250 to deserving children from Kahurangi School, Newtown School, Lyall Bay School, Kilbirnie School, and Miramar North School. He says that it is his way of giving back to the community, after working in primary schools and seeing how it can be a struggle for some families. “There is such a huge need, and I feel if I can do my little bit I think it will probably go a long way.”
Lance has already given out one of the five scholarships to Aston BurwellGarratt from Kilbirnie School, who will use the money to travel to Auckland for the BMX World Champs. Lance has also said for every house he sells he will give away another $250 scholarship to a child in the area. Pictured left: Lance Williams gives a $250 scholarship to Kilbirnie School student, Aston Burwell-Garratt.
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Monday July 15, 2013
MINUTES WITH: Vanessa Lyall
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Q A Q A Q A
What is your favourite food? Does coffee count?
What makes you smile? Lots of things make me smile, but my partner reckons I am the only one that laughs at my own jokes, I assure him my workmates do laugh. I do enjoy walking around town smiling and see how many smiles I get back, everyone should try it!
What’s your pet hate? I don’t know that I have one, but I am sure my family would say different.
Q A Q A Q A
Who would you invite to dinner? David Bowie, Deborah Harry, Annie Lennox and Bruce Willis, I think it would be a very entertaining night.
What’s your favourite music? Pop, Rock, Metal and Country, especially if I can sing along to it in the car when I am out and about with my boys, needless to say they try their best to shrink down in the car so as not to be seen!
What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? We have a very eclectic vinyl collection at home, I even have “Bad Jelly the Witch” and also “Peter and the Wolf” with Sean Connery narrating.
Q A Q A
Your favoured holiday destination?
One spot we go to often in the family bach in the middle of the Marlborough Sounds, it is fantastic you have to get there by boat and it is so very peaceful and cut off from everything.
What’s next on your wish list? To keep making small changes to make the world a better and happier place.
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Hand, foot and mouth disease Hand-foot-and-mouth disease can be a mild or a very serious illness. Although it is usually more prevalent in warmer months, some regions have confirmed a number of recent cases. Anyone can get hand, foot and mouth disease, but it is most common in children under 10. Preschool aged children tend to get sicker. If your child has hand-foot-and-mouth disease, they'll have painful sores in their mouth and a rash with blisters on their hands and feet. Mild fever is usually the first sign of hand-footand-mouth disease. This starts three to six days after your child has been exposed to the disease. After the fever starts, your child may develop other symptoms, including: - Painful red blisters on their tongue, mouth, palms of their hands, or soles of their feet - Loss of appetite - A sore throat and mouth - A general feeling of weakness or tiredness. - Cold sores in a child’s mouth. Hand, foot and mouth can easily be confused
for chickenpox. It is recommended that parents keep their children home from childcare or school until the fever is gone and their mouth sores have healed. If your child has only a few blisters on their hands or feet (and none in their mouth) they could attend childcare or school if the blisters can be covered and they're feeling well. Frequent hand washing helps decrease the chance of becoming infected and staying away from others who have the disease and not sharing toys during the infection also helps prevent the disease. Most blisters disappear without causing problems. In the mouth, however, some may form shallow, painful sores that look similar to cold sores. If your child’s mouth is sore, don’t give them sour, salty or spicy foods. Make sure they drink plenty of liquids to avoid getting dehydrated. Call Healthline 0800 611 116 if you are unsure what you should do.
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How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the six letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There's at least one six-letter word. TODAY Good 15 Very Good 19 Excellent 23 Solution 217: ere, ewe, ewer, pee, peer, per, pert, pet, pew, PEWTER, rep, ret, rete, tee, tree, twee, tweer, twerp, wee, weep, wept, were, wet.
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Wellingtonians’ love affair with words continues, with good interest being shown in the wide range of writing and literature courses on offer at Wellington High School’s Community Education Centre. Their term three programme, starting at the beginning of August, offers the ever-popular “Short Stories That Work”, “Writing a Novel” and “Travel Writing” courses. Also included this year is a new course on “Writing for the Web” and a one-day workshop called “Writing Historical Fiction”. Another new addition to the programme is a six-week book club-type course which looks at the life and works of Jane Austen, with a focus on her masterpiece “Pride and Prejudice”. Enrolments for term 3 courses are open now and all those enrolling before the end of July go into a draw to win back their course fee. For more information, and to enrol, go to www. cecwellington.ac.nz or phone 04 385 8919.
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Monday July 15, 2013
Hind excited for surf challenge
By Robert Johnson Commonwealth swimming medallist and local surf lifesaver Tash Hind is looking forward to getting experience in the surf at the International Surf Rescue Challenge in Japan. 23-year-old Hind, a member at Lyall Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, has been part of the squad since 2007 but many meets would clash with her schedule as a National swimmer. The Japan meet is considered one of the biggest on the circuit and will give Hind an opportunity to get more experience in surf conditions. "Surf races are completely different to pool races. In the pool you are constantly working with splits and know where you stand. In surf races, you have
to compete with the conditions, the size of the surf and the lines you choose to catch the best waves," she says. Hind has just got back in the pool after shoulder surgery and has two and a half months to build her strength back up. "I'm a little bit nervous but it should be long enough. I've stayed fit throughout with gym work." Hind works extremely hard every week to stay in top form, spending 20 hours in the water and a further eight hours in the gym. For Hind, the attraction to surf lifesaving comes from the team culture and inpredictability of the competition. "In surf lifesaving it really is anyone’s race on the day, that's both the best and worst part of the sport. All you need to
do is catch a good wave." Hind says the team is in one of the best positions it has been in and after their success against Australia in the beach events at the world champs last year, they hope to take out the top spot. “It normally comes down to us versus Australia. We are strong as a team and the flatter the conditions are in Japan, the more that will suit me individually.” Fellow Lyall Bay club member Jack Manners was also selected for the under-20 team. The International Surf Rescue Challenge runs from September 19-23 in Onjuku, Japan.
Pictured right: Lyall Bay Surf Lifesaving club member Tash Hind at the Rescue 2012 world lifesaving championships in Adelaide.
Shooting hoops a popular choice these holidays
Wellington girls in action at Netball Wellington's holiday programme.
By Robert Johnson Young Wellingtonians are lining up to take a shot at netball as part of Netball Wellington’s school holiday programme at the ASB Centre in Kilbirnie. The half-day programme which begins today is so popular the organisers are taking names for a waiting list in case spots open up to the booked-out first week. Netball Wellington centre manager Sue Geale says the amount of interest in the programme is fantastic to see. “We have over 100 kids already registered for this week’s programme and over 80 registered for next week’s full day sessions.” The rise in popularity is hard to pinpoint but Mrs Geale says the children and staff’s
passion for the sport goes a long way toward promoting netball. “We are getting a lot of children who really want to work on their skills and get better and the fact that we have a number of passionate representative players helping out at the programme sets a great example for the kids.” The added benefit for parents could also be a driving factor for the high number of enrolments, Mrs Geale says. “After running around all morning, the kids are exhausted by lunchtime. It makes it a very easy afternoon for parents after that,” she laughs. The programme consists of a number of group activities and games designed to work on ball-skills and in-game elements.
Children will have the opportunity to learn about footwork, positioning and other integral skills that make up the game. Kids attending the first week programme will also have the chance to see the under-19 and under-23 age group tournaments in full-swing along-side them. “We hope kids seeing that will take inspiration from them and be even more driven to better their skills and make the next step in netball,” says Mrs Geale. The half day programme runs from July 15-19 and costs $100 with the full-day programme running the following week at a cost of $180 for the week. To book go to nda@netballwellington. co.nz
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CONOR FLYNN - NZ U17 WATERPOLO TRAVEL AND CIARA FLYNN – NZ U15 WATERPOLO TRAVEL
ALEX CURRAN (EBIS), DEAN GALT (ESST) AND HARRISON BLAND(EBIS) – UNDERWATER HOCKEY EQUIPMENT FOR EVANS BAY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED TO THE FOLLOWING EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS. MIRAMAR U15 GIRLS SOFTBALL TEAM - TRAVEL MELBOURNE• SEATOUN BOWLING CLUB - WINTER GALA• HARRY WALL NZ BASKETBALL - PLAYER ACADEMY LOS VEGAS• DAVID BEDGGOOD TRIATLON - TRAVEL FRANCE • BREANNA WARD - WATERPOLO PLAYER TRAVEL• PENINSULA COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL - EQUIPMENT• OLIVER HEYCOOP RACING - RACING CHAMPS• JAYMEE GRAHAM - WATERPOLO PLAYER TRAVEL • MOTU KAIRANGI NETBALL CLUB - JACKETS • ORIENTAL RONGOTAI NETBALL - UNIFORMS • SHAKUR LOVE - BASKETBALL PLAYER TRAVEL USA
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GIVEN AWAY TO DATE $1,149,230
16 Monday July 15, 2013
Y O U R H O M E D E C O R AT I N G S P E C I A L I S T
MASSIVE MID WINTER SALE
30% WALLPAPER Less 30% % 0 3 s s CURTAINS Le PAINT Off all GB PAINTS
In stock & selected books
Guthrie Bowron Thorndon Quay Wellingtonâ€™s complete home decorating store Ph: 473 3747 - 286 Thorndon Quay
(Where Tinakori Rd meets Thorndon Quay)
Selected ranges only. Conditions apply.