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By Robert Johnson A $14,500 insurance excess is hanging over the Newlands Scout Group after their hall was damaged in the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that rocked Wellington last month. The 50-year-old hall, which sits on Spenmoor Street in Newlands, is no longer safe to use after the quake caused its suspension piles to move and twist underneath the structure.


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Newlands Scouts face impossible task Continued from page 1. By Robert Johnson “The hall has twisted on top of the piles, so much so that the side doors jam when you try to open them and the windows can’t be opened at all,” he says. A former scout who works as a re-piler told Mr Blackburn that the hall was likely to be unstable and the cost to repile the hall would be around $60,000. The group has lodged a claim with the Earthquake Commission to see if they can get help with its $14,500 insurance cost but are yet to receive a reply. It is now a waiting game while a council engineer comes to assess the hall but that could be more than two weeks, Mr Blackburn says. The hall is home to over 50 scouts and numerous other Cub Scouts and Kea’s in the area.

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Scout leader Shayne Blackburn points to the part of the floor that is sagging due to damaged piles under the hall.

they owe a big thanks to Newlands School, who has offered its after-school care centre as a venue until a solution is found.

sible task” of fundraising to cover the insurance cost as well as their jamboree trip at the end of the year.

“We are running sausage sizzles at Newlands New World, quiz nights, carwashes, whatever we can get our hands on really.” Adding salt to the wound is the fact that the City Council has just put in a walkway track and completed planting down the back of the hall in the last few months. A quiz night is being held for Newlands Scouts on August 16 at the Johnsonville Club at 7:30pm at a cost of $10 per person. If you want to support the Scouts at the quiz night, contact Debbie on 0274514280. “As Scouts we are taught to always be prepared, we just hope we can get this sorted by the end of the year,” Mr Blackburn says.

Wellington parking police "over-zealous" By Dave Crampton Local city councillors and candidates are adamant that Wellington City Council’s “parking police” regime is a money grab. Northern ward candidate Malcolm Aitken says that the council takes five times more infringement fees than Hutt or Porirua Councils “as if this is some badge of honour. [It is] revenue gathering gone mad.” Ward councillor John Morrison, who is also a mayoral candidate, says the council is

ignoring motorists’ views by “stripping people of money and pretending it is customer service”. “You only have to mention parking and just about everyone’s got a war story that’s made them angry and upset. We’ve got an over-zealous private army of traffic wardens combing the city and suburbs with their automatic instant fine machines at the ready. “If I become Mayor, I will change the system and the culture of the parking police.”

Aitken – along with Lambton Ward candidates Mark Peck and Nicola Young, also a mayoral candidate – wants parking services brought in house. The council is to tender its parking contract with privately owned Australian company Tenix and Parkwise next month as part of a review. Many want this decision to be held off. “We think the Council officials should wait until after there has been an election,”


Mr. Aitken says. “We want to bring parking services back in house and abandon the culture behind this revenue gathering practice.” In the past financial year, the Council made about $16m from on-street parking and permit fees, and about $8m more from infringement notices. Parking revenue in the 201011 financial year was $25.8m – about $100 per person.

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From Johnsonville with love By Robert Johnson A snapshot of early Johnsonville life has been made available to members of the Onslow Historical Society after a collection of early 1900 postcards was shared by one of its members. Society member Tony Grant has been collecting Johnsonville postcards for 33 years and recently made them available to the Onslow Historical Society. Due to the rarity of these cards, Mr Grant holds only around 30 but fellow postcard collectors in the Society say it is an impressive collection. Mr Grant says his interest comes from a long family history in the Johnsonville area. “I am a third generation John-

sonvillite and was born here in 1952. My father was born here in 1915 and his mother in the 1880s so we have a strong link.” Judy Siers of the Onslow Historical Society approached Mr Grant to do a journal on his collection and offer digital reproductions of them in the Society publication, The Onslow Historian. Society president Murray Pillar says they are very excited to have access to the collection and provide an opportunity to delve deeper into Johnsonville’s history. “Each postcard not only has a great image but they tell a story,” he says. “The postcard was the text



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Breakfast program battles student hunger there were at least 2030 students on any one day who were coming to school without having breakfast and who would have it at school given the chance.” She says the breakfast club not only benefits students who come to school hungry but also teachers who do their part to support the students. “It’s well documented that hungry kids find it harder to concentrate and learn at school, hunger quickly becomes a distraction,” says Mrs Moran. “It also takes the pressure off our staff members

By Robert Johnson Tawa Intermediate is leading the way with a Breakfast Club initiative designed to improve nutrition get their students ready to learn. The club began on Tuesday last week, with another session on Thursday morning and will become a daily fixture from this week. Tawa I n t e r m e d i a t e deputy principal Helen Moran came up with the initiative after carrying out a survey in the fi rst term, uncovering a telling statistic. “The survey showed

who dip into their own pockets to help out the students.” The school is grateful for the support given by Tawa New World who donated two cartons of cornflakes, jam and toast. Members from St Christopher’s Church are also getting involved, putting up their hands to run the club from this week. Sust a i n i ng t he pro gramme will be a challenge for the school as many sponsorship programs such as KidsCan and Fonterra only offer support to decile zero to four schools meaning

Tawa Intermediate deputy principal Helen Moran gets the cornflakes ready at the 8am Breakfast Club.

decile eight Tawa Intermediate need to fund it themselves. “There are a number of families dealing with poverty in the area so this is one way we can help out if needed. There’s also a compassion aspect too as it’s always nice to see happy, smiling kids every morning,” Mrs Moran says. Tawa I nte r m e d i ate ’s breakfast club is held from 8:00- 8:30am every morning in the school science block.

Dry July a huge success Over $700,000 raised NZ wide Churton Park resident Courtney Wheeler is doing her part for cancer awareness, taking part in Dry July this year.

By Robert Johnson L a st we ek not on ly signaled the end of July but also the end of a selfimposed alcohol ban for over 4,000 Kiwis doing their part to raise money for cancer. The Independent Herald interviewed Churton Park local Courtney Wheeler at the beginning of Dry July, where the Oncology nurse at Wellington Hospital revealed she had some personal goals she wished to achieve during the campaign. Miss Wheeler not only

achieved her set goals, she doubled them. “I had a goal to reach $500 in donations and I went past $1000 and still have a little bit more to come in. I had so much support from other Dry-Julyers and people who donated to me, it was awesome,” she says. As a nurse working with cancer patients every day, Miss Wheeler says it will be exciting to see how the money is put to use and the benefits for families living with cancer in New Zealand. She says she will “defi-

nitely be doing it next year” and already has a number of ideas to raise even more money. Executive director and founder of Dry July Brett Macdonald says they are humbled by the involvement in just the second Dry July to be held in New Zealand. “With over 4100 participants this year, we doubled our numbers from last year and have currently raised over $720,000 for our three beneficiary partners.” Those partners include Auck land Region and

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Shruti Iyeri, Jessica Palairet and Shweta Iyer from Queen Maragaret College's Trio Provence at the National Chamber Music Competition.

By Robert Johnson Queen Margaret College music group Trio Provence did Wellington proud at the semi-finals of the National Chamber Music Competition at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington. The group, made up of sisters Shweta and Shruti Iyer on violin and Jessica Palairet on piano, were one of 12 groups selected nationally to perform on Friday for a spot in the finals. While they missed out on a spot in the final, pianist Jessica says the group are ecstatic with their achievement. “The Wellington regional competition in June was the first competition we had played together so to win that was fantastic,”

she says. “We never thought we would make it to the semi-finals, we are just really happy to have the chance to share our passion on stage.” The unexpected call-up to the semi-finals left some members of the trio in Dunedin the night before the performance, having to fly back especially to perform. The group played French composer Darius Milhaud’s Sonata for two violins and piano on Friday, with the French influence flowing into the trio’s name, Provence, an area in the south of France. The girls have played their respective instruments for over ten years and say competitions like

this are about appreciating music rather than winning and losing. “It’s a nice way to express yourself through music. The emotions and confidence you gain from playing on the stage is quite something,” Shweta says. Shruti says the recognition from making the semi-finals is a nice reward for the work they have put in. “We started practicing in early March, two days a week at school and countless hours of individual practice at home.” A special mention has to go to school violin teacher Lynley Culliford who not only found the piece for them but spent hours listening, helping them perfect their performance, the girls say.

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By Robert Johnson Johnsonville’s TJ Barbers have recently changed ownership, with one brother taking over from another, but the name remains the same. Owner Homam Jassim bought the Johnsonville branch from his brother Rami last month, adding to his TJ’s stores in Upper Hutt and Petone. Mr Jassim has been hairdressing for as long as he can remember and says he was initially pushed into it by his two older brothers who are also in the hairdressing business. He started TJ’s Barbers in Upper

Hutt five years ago, with the name carrying a sentimental value for his family. “My younger brother TJ passed away in an accident in 2008 so I named the business after him, it’s a fitting tribute.” “I know he is looking down on us each day and smiling at how well we are doing,” he says. Mr Jassim says he is looking forward to being part of the community and showing residents what they offer. “I love it when people come in and haven’t experienced this kind of service. They walk out looking sharp and feeling really

good about themselves. We have received really positive feedback already.” There has always been a healthy rivalry between the brothers but Mr Jassim says the public will have the final say on who is the best. “I’m the best of course, just kidding, I’ll let the local residents decide,” he laughs. TJ’s Barbers can be found on Johnsonville Road and offer a variety of services to cater to both junior and senior members of the public.

Finished mural a school treasure By Robert Johnson A team of around 120 children from Johnsonville School have used their artistic flair to brighten up the grounds with a 70-piece mural. The artwork took three weeks to complete and displays a range of taonga (treasures) thought up and designed by year 1 and 2 students. Diane Bloomfield, a new entrant’s teacher and organiser of the project, says the mural is part of the school numeracy program and creates a sense of school pride. “We have a decade day here so whenever we get to the 20th or 30th day we do something to celebrate. We came to the 70th day and decided we would do the mural with 70 individual treasures painted by the kids to celebrate.” The school received funding from

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Home & School for the wood and entered the Resene mural competition, giving them access to half price paint. Five different classes were involved, each considering a different theme like pets, family and toys for the piece. One of the artists Niko Kyriacou, 5, says it was fun making the mural. “I like all the pictures up there and the colours of everyone’s art.” Principal Barry Schon says the mural brightens up an area of the school that was traditionally a bit dreary. A hui was held last Monday to unveil the artwork. “It’s the second mural we have done this year and we hope to do more,” says Mrs Bloomfield.






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Healthy Heroes in Karori

Pictured above: Karori Normal School teacher Christiane Kerr and Rotary's Kirsten Mischefski present Susannah Elsmore with an activity pack and Healthy Heroes t-shirt.

By Robert Johnson Graduation is normally an event associated with university students but for students at Karori Normal School it represented the end of a special pilot programme. Healthy Heroes is a nine week course developed by Rotary New Zealand which focuses on teaching healthy habits to children at school. Children from three classes at Karori Normal School were part of the pilot programme, involving 78 children from year 2 and 3, with 71 children successfully completing the programme. The goals revolve around five


important aspects of health—eating, exercising, sleeping, thinking and helping others—with children receiving points for achieving goals each week. Kirsten Mischefski from Karori Lions says the programme has been a huge success this year. “Watching the kids engage with the programme and what it entails is so rewarding. It involves basic stuff but you can see them taking it all in and it’s all about healthy habits they can use as they get older.” The graduation involved children receiving a certificate, activity pack and a t-shirt acknowledging

they had completed the nine week course. Karori Normal School teacher Ali Kotkin says the food part of the programme was the most popular. “We had a day where we made soup,” she says. “Each student brought along an ingredient and we worked together to make something. Another class did cooking and wrote a healthy cookbook.” Ms Mischefski says hopefully the success of the pilot will encourage more schools and classes to get on board for next year’s Healthy Heroes.



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By Rachel Binning The P3 Foundation’s Social Enterprise Competition hosted its regional finals on Saturday 3 August at Victoria University in Wellington. While this competition has been running for the past four years in Auckland, this was the first year the P3 Foundation invited Wellington secondary schools to be involved. The P3 (standing for prosperity, peace and progress) Foundation is a youth-led New Zealand-based charity that was

started in 2009. It aims to inspire and empower young people to eradicate extreme poverty in the Asia Pacific region and create change agents and future leaders of social innovation. Each year, students in teams of four, identify a key social issue on a national or international level and come up with an innovative and practical solution, tying in with one of the eight Millennium United Nations Development Goals. The winning team (chosen

from over 30 others) receives $1500.00 from Save the Children New Zealand along with ongoing mentoring from individuals in relevant industries. Last year a South Auckland school won with its case for eradicating extreme hunger with a focus on South Auckland. Tip Top now sponsors them. Regional Manager Mattea McClean says the competition gives young people a chance to develop their social conscience and to think of solutions to problems that they see and

experience in society. “Even if they don’t win, the teams are encouraged to go ahead with their ideas and the P3 Foundation will support and help them implement their projects.” Scots College was chosen as the overall regional winner and will face the national finals on Saturday 17 August in Auckland. For further information on how your school can participate in P3 2014 and other events, visit

No croaking for our native frogs By Zealandia volunteer Ken Miller A couple of friends of mine studied frogs at university. I thought this was a waste of time. Frogs croak, they hop or swim about and they grow up from tadpoles – what more is there to know? As I was to discover, particularly with New Zealand frogs, a lot. Prior to human habitation, there were seven endemic species of frog in New Zealand. Sadly, three of those species are now extinct and the other four are nationally endangered due to habitat loss, mammalian predators and competition from introduced frogs. Currently, endemic frogs can generally only be found on protected offshore islands. One exception is Zealandia where Maud Island frogs (pepeketua) can be found after a transfer in 2006 marked their return to a mainland environment for the first time in centuries.

Maud Island frogs, like all our native frogs, display some very surprising behaviours compared to the misconceptions that I originally had over what makes a frog a frog. For starters, our frogs don’t croak. If disturbed they might emit a small squeak but being silent makes it harder for predators to find them. Secondly, they aren’t big fans of swimming. They live in damp undergrowth but prefer not to get into streams or rivers, so much so that they only have partially webbed feet. Since they don’t like the water, their young don’t go through a tadpole phase. When the eggs hatch, they are nearly fully-formed froglets, travelling around on the father’s back until they get bigger. Your best bet to see them is to book yourself on one of our Zealandia by Night tours where the guides have become quite accomplished at the art of frog

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A REFUGEE FAMILY PROUDLY help them to ily m fa e ge fu re a t op d A on - NZ. integrate better in Wellingt After recent reflection, we at Pride Lands have realised there is another matter in our society that needs addressing apart from childcare and youth. This is supporting migrant integration and this affects both migrants and refugees across the country.

To make the service FREE, we ask Individuals & businesses like you to contribute the other 50% so that the children of refugees can enjoy the same good quality childcare service as other New Zealand children.

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Pride Lands Childcare will communicate with refugee services across Wellington and compile the profiles of families that are in great need of childcare. If you wish to match our 50% sponsorship support to refugees, please write to us at info@ or call us at 0800 PRIDE 4 U.

Such support will give these families the opportunity to focus on suitable jobs to support their families and by doing this minimise the chances of them requiring government support.

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we hope to publish this information both in our spider-web newsletter and in the local papers of Wellington. The Pride Initiative is an idea, an opportunity, and the chance for us to fight the issues facing refugees and their families. This initiative is all about bringing together a group of people (YOU!) to work together, to become something more than just community members, to become a beacon of hope for refugees. In New Zealand we ‘Pride’ ourselves as being a welcoming and kind nation to the rest of the world. We at Pride Lands believe with our collective effort with YOU through the Pride Initiative, we can transform the lives of young refugees and give them a good start in New Zealand. or call us at 0800 PRIDE 4 U

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Life changing weight-loss for local ladies Porirua teacher Wendy Howe could not keep up with her students, that was until she joined weight-loss programme, MiracuLoss. In nine months she lost 49 kilograms, boosted her health, and improved her attitude towards life. After trying other weight loss methods, Ms Howe attended a free talk on the programme. "It all made sense. It's a holistic approach, it’s not just dealing with food, it is also dealing with the mental side of it and the physiological side of it. "The programme offers assistance by a range of professionals including a, homeopath and a naturopath, and is led by staff who have been through the programme." "I’ve tried lots of things in the past but this programme is a match for me. My attitude towards life is a lot more positive, it is a wonderful programme.” Berenice Jackson struggled to lose weight for several years before coming across weight management solution MiracuLoss. Joining the programme in February, she has since lost 27 kilograms, and now feels

"truly amazing". The programme combines healthy eating with a locally sourced homeopathic remedy, enabling weight-loss of about 5-10 kilograms in less than a month. It also identifies the cause of weight gain so they can be avoided, and promotes healthy eating and lifestyle choices, enabling the participants to achieve their long-term healthy body weight. "I tried for many years but there was never anything that worked," she said. "I was seriously considering drastic measures like surgery to achieve a healthy weight.” Before joining MiracuLoss, the 46 year old had high blood pressure, and struggled to complete a full working day. Part of the programme is about identifying triggers that causes weight gain. "I no longer crave the foods that I used to eat, I just choose better, healthier, more nutritious options.” Available through Mana Natural Health & Beauty at Palmers Lifestyle Centre SH1 Plimmerton phone 2338820 - www.

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Fishy business popular in Churton Park By Robert Johnson Churton Park residents have been lining up for the past two weeks to sample the food from the new kids on the block, Takeaway @ Churton. The business opened on July 17 in Churton Park Village on Westchester Drive after being almost two years in the making. How ie Cla rke, who owns the business with his partner Jackie, says they decided to open their own takeaway shop to continue the family tradition. “My pa r t ner’s mu m Carol owned some really successful fish and chip shops in Australia and Raumati so it has always been something we wanted to do.”

After a chaotic first Friday night, where wait times reached an hour due to with well over 100 orders, Mr Clarke says they are now finding their feet. “It was pretty hectic, everyone came in at the same time so it was tough. The following Friday we cut waiting times down to 20-30 minutes so we were happy with that,” he says. A builder by day, Mr Clarke says they are enjoying the challenge of running their fi rst business and getting to know the community. “It’s an exciting challenge and we are starting to get to know our regulars. I’ve had quite a few of my building mates coming in on Thursday’s

to get lunch,” he laughs. Takeaway @ Churton’s point of difference is a focus on healthy options. The fish is freshly delivered each day from Nelson and New Plymouth, their burger patties are home-made and they use low-cholesterol rice bran oil. Mr Clarke says the goal for the business is to keep customers happy and keep growing. “Feedback so far has been great and we have had some really good suggestions from customers.” Takeaway @ Churton’s opening hours can be found on their website www.takeawaychurton.

Takeaway @ Churton owner Howie Clarke and employee Annalise Russell show off their new store.

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Members of the Cornerstone/ Khandallah Walking Club take a break during a Monday morning walk.

Almost 20 years on from when it was started, the Cornerstone/ Khandallah Walking Group are still going strong. The group was started in the 90s by a few locals who wanted to be fitter and saw walking around the community as an excellent way to do it. Khandallah walker Kay Seyb says the group normally reaches 15-20 people in size each week. “On a bad day we might get one or two but on the good days we see 20 or 30 people, it’s fantastic,” she says. “We get people aged 0 to 90, mothers with prams, even the occasional well behaved dog.” One of the groups’ longest serving members Allan Brown says the group offers more than just a fitness benefit. “The walking bit is really just an excuse to socialise, and the morning tea afterwards is always good,” he laughs. Khandallah residents Doug Wakelin and Veronica The Cornerstone/ Khandallah walking Leamy prepare for an away walk through Aro Valley group meet at 10am outside Cornerstone in as part of the Khandallah Walkers. Khandallah every Monday.

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Staying safe elderly workshop hits the road By Robert Johnson Senior road users in the northern suburbs have a chance to talk about some worries as the Staying Safe driving workshop comes to Johnsonville for the first time. Staying Safe is a classroom-based workshop aimed at senior road users which aims to maintain and improve safe driving practices. Course facilitator Jenny Jamieson says the interactive course is perfect for those who have a few questions around driving and provides a great opportunity for a road-rules refresher. “We start with sharing some driving experiences and fill out a questionnaire about driving focuses. This allows us to adapt the workshop to answer their questions.” All the material is provided by the NZTA and includes the new righthand rule, roundabouts, motorway driving and an instructional DVD for those attending. Mrs Jamieson says they usually get about 15 people to each workshop and the two and a half hour course making it easy to sit through for most people. The course is normally held at Anvil House down Wakefield Street in the city but taking the course on the road has its benefits, she says. “It gives locals the chance to talk about the area and bring up some area-specific questions or concerns. It allows senior drivers an opportunity to voice concerns that might not be brought up in a different environment.” The Staying Safe workshop will run from 10am-12:30 pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre on August 14 and costs $10. To book a place contact Age Concern Wellington on 04 4996646

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Building on success By Dave Crampton Khandallah architect Ian Athfield is a recipient of the country’s highest arts honour, becoming an Arts Foundation icon, limited to a living circle of only 20 artists. The Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, Patron of the Arts Foundation, presented the award at a ceremony at Government House on 2 August. The awards recognise extraordinary talent and celebrate achievement. Medallions are passed from one icon to another upon death. Mr Athfield received writer Margaret Mahy’s medallion. Mrs Mahy died in July last year. Mr.Athfield spoke to reporters after the ceremony and said architecture is tough business “because we have to deal with all the others in the building industry”. Other Icon Award recipients were Wellington film director Geoff Murphy, artist Dr Cliff Whiting, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (who flew from London for the event), and writer Jacqueline Fahey.

Ian Athfield, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Their Excellencies, Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae, and Lady Janine Mateparae, Geoff Murphy, Jacqueline Fahey and Dr Cliff Whiting at the 2013 Icon Awards. Image by Neil MacKenzie courtesy of the Arts Foundation

Among the most influential, versatile and compelling architects in the South Pacific, Mr. Athfield has won more than 100 design awards and designed the Wellington Library and Civic Square. He currently heads Athfield Architects

from his “most important building” - his home in Amritsar Street. There are currently 18 living icons. Sir Peter Jackson and Ralph Hotere are among past recipients. The next ceremony is planned for 2015.

Talented locals hit opera stage Wellington G&S Light Opera’s production of The Gypsy Baron will contain a handful of North Wellington musicians lighting up the stage from August 10 at the Opera House. Khandallah musician Rose Blake, who plays a lead role of Saffi the mysterious gypsy girl, will perform with the G&S Opera for the first time after a chance meeting earlier in the year. “I was overseas in London for an OE and when I came back I bumped into a person who was involved with the show and they told me to audition.” After three months of auditions, Miss Blake is looking forward to getting on the Wellington stage. “Saffi is a great character to play, I love getting involved in the character and immersing myself in the story,” she says. The 25-year-old says she has already had a memorable performance in the show in Palmerston North, although it may be for the wrong reasons. “We were performing at the Regent Theatre a fortnight ago when five minutes before the end the 6.5 earthquake hit. It’s something I probably won’t forget for a

Mark Bobb and Rose Blake get in character for the upcoming G&S Opera performance of, The Gypsy Baron in Wellington.

while.” The Gypsy Baron, a comic opera from composer Johann Strauss II is set in 18thcentury Hungary and follows a tale of hidden treasures, royal lineage and the calls of patriotism. The show also features chorus members Ian

Graham (Johnsonville) and Rose Graham (Karori), both names from well-known musical families in the region. The Gypsy Baron will run five shows from August 10-17 at the Wellington Opera House with tickets costing between $26-$78.

Northern Rata forest takes shape Old and young faces from communities in the northern suburbs displayed a green thumb last Sunday during a family planting day in Seton Nossiter Park. Residents from Woodridge, Paparangi and Grenada Village began planting Northern Rata on the Woodridge side of the park to benefit generations to come. Chair of Woodridge Planters Peter Gilberd says the site is ideal for Northern Rata, once a dominant plant species in Wellington. “The site is sunny, fertile and has good rainfall. Northern Rata can grow to 25 metres and live for a thousand years.”

Around 260 Northern Rata have been planted in the forest along with 600 other plants and the number of young children involved has been good to see, says Mr Gilberd. “They are the ones who will witness the transformation over the coming decades.” The community and Wellington City Council have planted over 20,000 trees in the past seven years in the park and nearby Kentwood Drive Reserve. Chair of the Seton Nossiter Working Group Bruce Patterson says it represents a great partnership between schools, scouts and rangers, corporate groups, local marae and volunteers all getting stuck into it.

Peter Gilberd and Bruce Patterson get dirty for a good cause at a planting in Seton Nossiter Park.

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A spate of burglaries in the northern suburbs dominated reported incidents from the last week. Khandallah was the worst hit suburb with three reported burglaries. On Nicholson Road, forced entry was attempted to all four sides of a house with various jemmy marks found on doors, the ranch slider and windows but the burglar had no luck. Cockayne Road and Indus Street were also broken into with forced windows being the main entry point into the house. Other burglaries occurred in Kipling Street in Johnsonville, Rajkot Terrace in Broadmeadows and Aplin Street in Ngaio, where an expensive camera and jewellery were taken. This run of burglaries serves as a timely reminder to make sure your homes and vehicles are properly secured to ward off burglars. Watch out for your neighbours and stay safe.

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SPORT Tawa centre Timoci Seruwalu holds the Jubilee Cup after victory over Oriental Rongotai at the Hutt Recreation Centre on Sunday.

Jubilation for Tawa By Robert Johnson The 66 year wait is over for Tawa Rugby Club as they beat Oriental-Rongotai 26-21 on Sunday to claim the Jubilee Cup for the first time in history. The sound of the full-time whistle at Hutt Recreation Ground sparked wild celebrations from Tawa supporters who ran onto the pitch to celebrate with the best team in Wellington club rugby this year. The Jubilee Cup win served as the cherry on top for Tawa who add it to a cabinet already containing the other two major trophies, the Andy Leslie trophy and the Swindale Shield, marking the fi rst time a club side has won all three in one season. Over 1000 spectators squeezed into the ground to watch a tight affair where second-time Jubilee Cup finalists Tawa scored early but repeated offsides gave Oriental-Rongotai the edge in the first half. Tawa came out hard in the second half with a notable increase in aggression, forcing mistakes with some big hits on defence and wrestling the game away from Oriental-Rongotai as their fitness proved superior. An accurate boot from Tawa f irst-f ive-eighth James So’oialo proved vital in a tight contest with the

playmaker scoring 16 of Tawa’s 26 points. Two penalties within the last 10 minutes sealed the win for Tawa despite a late consolation try to OrientalRongotai. Tawa captain Taniela Koroi says the goal was to win trophies this season through working for each other and a positive team culture. “I couldn’t be happier, the team culture showed and really showed late in the piece,” he says. “What more can you ask for as a player, a captain and as a team. I’m so proud of the boys and stoked to be part of the Tawa family.” Tawa forwards coach Dion Waller echoed Koroi’s sentiments. “We started the season chasing a dream and we got there. We now know what it takes to do it and the blueprint has been created for years to come.” “As coaching staff it has been a privilege to work with this team and make history. The boys really wanted it, we just guided them and tried to keep that self-belief and team culture going,” he says. Tawa player-coach and halfback Steve So’oialo received the Jimmy Brown medal for player of the year during the post-match presentation.


Tawa premier rugby captain Taniela Koroi is hoisted high by Tawa supporters immeditely following the full-time whistle.

Tawa's premier rugby team share a song and celebration with a large crowd of supporters following their 26-21 victory on Sunday.

Junior Football Club recognised with nomination By Dave Crampton The North Wellington Junior Football Club has been selected as a finalist in the 10th Wellington Airport Community Awards, in the sport and leisure category. If successful, it will be the club’s third award within a year. The club is the sole selection from the Northern Suburbs. The annual awards were held last night in partnership with the Wellington Community Trust. A judging panel selected the 12 category finalists based on volunteer input, utilisation of resources, innovation and creativity, effectiveness of activities and the impact within the community.

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Junior Club President Helen Mallon credits the successful nomination to the national Quality Club Mark Award won by the club last year for the continuous improvement in the way football is delivered within the club. “We`re the first junior club in the country to get a 1-Star level one quality club mark - the nomination is due to the work we did on that. It’s the first time we’ve been a finalist.” Mrs Mallon, the 2012 Sport Wellington volunteer of the year is hopeful of the club’s chances. “I`d like to think we’ve got a good chance, but I don’t know –but I thought there’s no way in

hell I had a chance of getting the volunteer award.” An awards function is to be held at the Wellington City Council Mayor's Chambers. Category finalists receive $1000, with the runner-up getting $250. Other finalists in the category include Netball Wellington, the Wellington Golf club, and the Wellington Judo Association. The supreme award is selected from five category winners, and receives a further $5000 and a trophy. Pictured right: North Wellington Junior Club president Helen Mallon.

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