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By Robert Johnson Cricket-mad locals in Newlands are fighting to have the cricket nets in Newlands Park restored to a useable condition after years of being ignored. Newlands local and cricket player Tim Thiagarajah says he has seen the condition of the nets slowly degrade over the last


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few years. “They gradually got worse and worse as there was no maintenance. This year they really went from bad to worse. “I used them back in 2009/10 and they were a good facility back them, it’s really disappointing to see,” he says. The nets are gated off and the

artificial pitch is now waterlogged and has grass growing through it. Continued on page 2. Pictured: Newlands residents and cricket lovers Tim Thiagarajah and son Dillan are unhappy with the state of the Newlands Park cricket nets.

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Powerplay to restore Newlands nets The other side of the net is currently being used to store softball boundary gates, rendering both artificial pitches useless. Mr Thiagarajah says there are a large number of families and children that used to use the facilities but now have to travel to Johnsonville or Onslow to practice. “It’s not too far away but those nets are always full,” he says. Mr Thiagarajah raised the issue with the Council last year but there was confusion around whose responsibility it was to maintain the facilities. The nets were originally owned by Newlands Cricket Club but were left to Wellington City Council after the club amalgamated with Johnsonville Cricket

Club. “Newlands Cricket Club isn’t here anymore so the Council should maintain them as they are on a council park,” Mr Thiagarajah says. He lodged a claim with the Council last week as well as contacting John Morrison, who holds the sport and events portfolio for Wellington City Council. Wellington City Council spokesperson Clayton Anderson confirmed they inherited the nets when Newlands Cricket Club ceased to exist but says the facility was not being used. “The nets weren’t used over this time as their practices were at Alex Moore Park.” Mr Anderson says the Council is currently assessing the nets to

A front on view of the Newlands Park cricket nets, which are in a serious state of disrepair. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

see what is needed to bring them up to standard and help make a decision on their future. Mr Thiagarajah says it is

about time something was done. “The cricket season is about to start, we just want to be able to use the nets again.”

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By Dave Crampton They dance, juggle, laugh and joke, were finalists on New Zealand’s Got Talent - and Raroa Normal Intermediate students got a taste of brothers Zane and Degge Jarvie last Friday. Both are former students of the school, and still live in Ngaio. They ride two metre high unicycles, and combine their juggling and comedic skills to create a highly entertaining and interactive show. But most of all, they make people laugh. One commentator has described them as the Flight of the Conchords of juggling, but they look more like the Reid brothers from Scottish band The Proclaimers. Around 450 of the school’s 600 students coughed up the three dollar entry fee for the show, which also featured students

and a performance from teacher Mr Clare who at one point was dressed as Krusty the Clown. A skit involving feeding a stuffed toy dog drew the laughs – but many didn’t quite get the joke when another dog created from a balloon inserted in to a slice of bread was “inbred”. Rebecca Dunn (12) said the show was worth at least five dollars. “They were pretty cool on New Zealand’s Got Talent - and the dog was pretty cool.” Other students liked the variety of tricks and acts. Hope Greenslade, 13, particularly liked the brothers juggling skittles on the tall unicycles. “It’s a really hard thing to do,” she says. Teacher Liz Fa’alogo, says the show was a complete success. “It was worth getting them in, they`ll have a fan base here in Raroa now!”

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Local lifeguards take silver

Keith Spry Pool's lifeguard team of Tim Nutall, Ben Baines, Brent Graham, Sergio Forbes and Angie Keen show their spoils from the National Lifeguard Championships.

Swimmers at Johnsonville’s Keith Spry Pool are in safe hands after a team of four lifeguards took out second spot at the New Zealand National Lifeguard Competition last month. Eight teams from around the country competed in Nelson across a variety of events designed to test not only their swimming ability but also their decision-making skills. Ben Baines, Tim Nutall, Brent Graham and Angie

Keen competed in six events—a quiz from the lifeguard training manual, a first-aid scenario, a mannequin tow relay, a rope throw relay, a 4x25m sprint and a lifeguard 200m relay. The team from Keith Spry Pool earned their spot at the competition after winning the Wellington City Council Pools competition in July before going on to win the regional title. Team member Angie Keen

says the event was exciting and their hard-work paid off. “It was extremely exciting for us. We worked very hard training together at every spare moment. Jo Saxton took on the role as coach and trained us very hard leading up to these events.” A competition is not complete without a bit of drama however, after their strongest swimmer Brent Graham broke his wrist in about 20 places.

Healthier home thanks to community

By Robert Johnson A heart-warming display of community support has taken the winter chill off young women and babies staying at The House of Grace in Newlands. The House of Grace is a home for pregnant teens and young women aged 12-23 from the lower North Island and upper South Island who require help with pregnancy. It was the venture of founders Marcus and Treena van Rijssel who realised the need for such a community service in 1999 and has since helped over 100 women. In 2011, the Rotary Club of Johnsonville became aware that the winter living conditions in The House of Grace were well below safe, with inside temperatures recorded as low as 12 degrees. Despite the installation of a heat pump, funded by the Rotary Club, the conditions were still marginal. Rotary Club of Johnsonville member Graeme Mander, who has a background in plumbing and heating, organised for a gas engineer to carry out a building appraisal and provide a report on the most effective solution to heat the premises. An $18,000 gas-fired heating

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Rotary Club of Johnsonville past president Graeme Mander, House of Grace Director Treena van Rijssel, Rotary Club of Johnsonville president Bob Shennan and Debbie Avison from the Johnsonville Charitable Trust, outside the House of Grace.

system was installed in the ceiling space of The House of Grace by Wellington company E.G Glennie and Co after the Johnsonville Charitable Trust generously accepted a funding request for the majority of the project when approached by Johnsonville Rotary. The central heating system was installed in May with The


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The Malvina Major Retirement Village has been providing substandard care to all its residents, the Ministry of Health says. The Ministry called a spot audit into the rest home following complaints that a 69-year old resident was found in her own faeces. All complaints were upheld by the Ministry, who criticised care to all residents. The Ministry report, released on Sunday, outlined corrective actions, and instructed Malvina Major Village Limited to provide a report to the District Health Board tomorrow, outlining intended corrective actions. If improvements are not made within six months, the Ministry may take action over non- compliance with the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. Ryman Healthcare NZ general manager Simon Challis says they identified some of the issues after their own inquiries and are making changes to incorporate more feedback from relatives and their residents.

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Battle of the Burger

Charlie BillFine Food Bistro chef Hemi Tahu shows off his pork patties during the Burger Wellington finals cook-off last Friday.

Local restaurants make top five By Robert Johnson Chefs donned in whites and armed with spatulas were tasked with creating the perfect burger, as the top five eateries squared off in the final of Burger Wellington on Friday. Local restaurants Charlie Bill-Find Food Bistro and Portlander Hotel represented the Thorndon/ Te Aro area at a cook-off held at the Weltec cooking school, Le Cordon Bleu, on Willis Street. A panel of judges including awardwinning chef Martin Bosley— marked the entries out of thirty— considering appearance, flavour, innovation and local ingredients. Charlie Bill’s chef Hemi Tahu was delighted his burger, Miss Piggy

goes Bush, was selected in the top five this year. “It’s great. We are a pretty small restaurant seating just 28 people. The burger was really popular, we sold almost 300 during the Burger Wellington period.” ‘Miss Piggy goes Bush’ was devised by Tahu and partner Leigh Thornett, who wanted to stick with a Maori theme. The burger consisted of a pork patty with puha aioli, an apple and pear relish on a brezlemania harakeke bun with roasted gourmet potatoes, tossed in horopito and kawakawa. “We’re just happy to be here and thankful that our customers liked

and voted for our burger,” Tahu says. Portlander Hotel sold almost 1000 of their ‘Moolander’ burger, which consisted of a Wagyu beef patty, mushroom sauce and parmesan crisp, complete with truffle steak fries. In the end, the spoils went to Willis Street’s Ti Kouka café, with their All About Longbush Pork burger. The other finalists were runners-up Arthur's and Cafe Polo. Wellington on a Plate festival codirector Sarah Meikle says Burger Wellington continues to be popular. “It’s our fourth one now I think and every year the entries increase. We had 69 entries this year, it’s been fantastic.”

World War II heroes to be honoured By Robert Johnson Local soldiers who served their country in World War II will hold a new place in the Khandallah community when a new honours board will be unveiled on Saturday. When the Khandallah Town Hall was renovated and re-opened in 2011, also renovated was the World War One honours board. Two ex-locals—Brian Howard and Jack Dale— who both had two brothers killed in World War II, enquired about a board commemorating these soldiers. Mr Howard took it upon himself to research and

find the names of local soldiers for the new honours board, a task that took about eight months, he says. “I started with the Johnsonville RSA who gave me a list of soldiers, from that I extracted the local soldiers from this area. A couple of articles were published asking for information which also proved to be helpful.” Mr Howard and Mr Dale completely funded the project themselves and are happy to have achieved their goal and put the honours board up on the wall. Dermot Byrne, a trustee of the Khandallah Cornerstone Resource Centre Trust was instrumental in bringing the project to fruition with the help of Mr Howard and says the board signals the return of the hall to the community.

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Spotlight on Wellington's heroes Capital residents who have gone above and beyond their duties to keep fellow Wellingtonians safe will be recognised tonight. The ninth annual Safety in the City Awards will be held at the St James Theatre Gallery on Courtenay Place at 5:30pm. the nominees include a police officer, a surfer and other brave Wellingtonians who have put the wellbeing of others before their own.


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Karori's future in good hands By Robert Johnson A little snapshot into the future of Karori was celebrated last night as a packed St John’s Hall recognised their youth leaders. A crowd of around 200 people, including councillors and the Mayor, came together to celebrate the 15th Annual Karori Youth Awards. After a fantastic performance by a combined Kapa Haka group from Karori West Normal School, St Theresa’s and Karori Normal School, those attending acknowledged a variety of achievements. Sixteen awards were presented in total to Karori youngsters who have provided service to their

community through academic achievement, courage and bravery, service to sport and supporting youth in the community. Karori Community Centre chairman Michael Fagg says the evening is always well-supported and the evening demonstrates their community spirit. “It’s great to see how close a large community can be. Karori really has a heart and tonight is about celebrating that.” Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster was invited as a guest speaker and spoke to the crowd of the importance of volunteers being involved in their community. “Reading the citations for many of these awards

I can see many vital attributes demonstrated. Fortitude, determination, passion, they are all there, it’s fantastic.” The night concluded with the presentation of the Supreme Award to Alexandra Dominy who was nominated by the Smash Club, an afterschool care service in Karori. Having already won the Karori Community Centre Award for Contribution to Young People for her work, the panel of judges felt her dedication to go above and beyond her role, along with the endless volunteer hours she puts in as a mentor for children was worthy of the highest honour. Rotary Club of Ka-

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rori president Rowland Woods spoke of the role volunteers and youth play in being a community, both presently and in the future. “We wouldn’t have a

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Madeleine Pierard, Soprano Orchestra On Sunday 8 September, Lexus Song Quest winner Madeleine Pierard joins Orchestra Wellington to present two song cycles bridging the divide between popular and classical music. Luciano Berio’s imaginative arrangements are inspired by folk songs and folk singers from diverse places ranging from Azerbaijan and the Auvergne to Sicily, Sardinia, and Kentucky. Their theme is love. Orchestra Wellington’s composer in residence Juliet Palmer also takes love as her theme in Solid Gold. Palmer has distilled the titles “absurd and poignant”, of 30 years of solid gold hits. “Collaging selected titles into new and original lyrics, my quest echoes Foreigner's 1984 hit ‘I want to to know what love is?’” Palmer says. “What does love mean? And who exactly is the singer?” While the lyrics are borrowed, the music, she says, is her own, composed for chamber orchestra but inspired by the sound world of pop production. Soprano Madeleine Pierard returns to Wellington fresh from a couple of sea-

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Sharp young minds put to the test By Robert Johnson Not a spare seat was in sight at Raroa Intermediate on Thursday night as a crowd of 300 people crammed in to the school hall to see Wellington’s brightest mathematicians go head-to-head. Thirty-two schools from the greater Wellington region attended the year 7 and 8 Mathswell competition, one of five age-group competitions run by the Wellington Mathematics Association during the year. The event is now well over 20 years old, with some past questions dating back to 1984. Wellington Mathematics Association president Bruce Welsh explains the event is broken into two parts for the teams of six.

“Three team members compete in the first section where they have 30 minutes to answer 25 questions, one at a time. They must get the question right, pass or get it incorrect twice before they can move onto the next question. “The second part involves 30 multi-choice questions for the other three team members to complete as they wish,” he says. Prizes ranging from Casio scientific calculators to peanut slabs awaited the top teams. Mr Welsh says the event offers a great chance for academics to be recognised. “It’s a great alternative to sports. Those who excel academically can do well and be acknowledged for their success.”

Having previously coached mathematics teams, Mr Welsh still finds it fascinating to see the kids in action observe what they understand and what they find challenging. After over an hour of scribbling pencils and number crunching, Newlands Intermediate were crowned champions, with Wellesley College and Brooklyn School coming second and third respectively. Newlands Intermediate acting principal Angela Lowe says the team are “really excited” to have won Mathswell and deserve their success. “They worked really hard for it and practiced their problem solving and teamwork a lot. They’re highly motivated kids.” Half of the Newlands Intermediate Mathswell team nut out one of 25 questions on their way to first place in last Thursday's competition.

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St Brigid's twins: Top row- Grace & Danielle Ohlsson,Soul & Bridget Lauvi-Johnson and Tayla & Riley Jarvis.Middle row: Oli & Ben Bromley Bottom row: Niamh & Bridie Quayle.

By Dave Crampton St Brigid’s may not be the biggest primary school in the Northern Suburbs, but it currently has the most sets of twins, after Niamh and Bridie Quayle recently started school upon turning five. The Johnsonville school has five sets of twins – nearly half of all primaryaged twins living in the area. It also lost a further set of identical twins last year. Most of the twins share the same class and teacher as their sibling, with the exception of the Bromleys, who both enjoy karate. “Mum and Dad thought

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we should separate because we fight a lot,” Oliver Bromley says. Fighting seems to be a common theme among twins, but it is mostly goodnatured. “I beat [Taylor] and made her cry once,” Riley Jarvis smiles. “He’s a bully,” his twin Taylor retorts. The Quayle’s are shy, but have already made several school friends in the four months they have been at school. Both share a bedroom, but their similar uniforms don’t get mixed up. “I have a different style of dress,” Bridie says.

The twins comprise 3 per cent of the school roll. “It’s a significant number,” Principal Kay Tester says. “They have quite different personalities – they support one another but maintain their own network of friends.” Most of the twins play regular team sports, but you wouldn’t catch them together. Not one plays the same team sport as their twin. Ben Bromley plays softball, and says he doesn’t like cricket, while his twin brother Oliver plays cricket. “Softball’s boring,” he says.

Community dinner hits the spot By Dave Crampton It’s not every day one can go out for a meal in Newlands and get pavlova and ham off the bone, but it is pretty rare to get it for free. Last Monday, some proactive people hosted a community meal at the Newlands Baptist Church, putting love into action. “It’s good to connect with and provide support for those in the community,” Youth Pastor Damon Fitzpatrick says.

One of the organisers, Gary Mundt, door knocked at Newlands’ Batchelor Street flats to get the word out - and got his friends at the church to cook and provide the food. Others found out about the meal through fliers and the Newlands Community Centre. Joy Nicholls got an invite and thought it was great to get a free meal. “It is very nice – very, very generous of them – but I don’t know if I`ll get through all this

The Ohlssen twins also play team sports, Danielle is a Wellington soccer representative and Grace has recently swum in the Wellington swimming champs. On top of events and games, each practice up to seven times a week in their respective sports, leaving little time for homework. “I do homework on Sundays, “Danielle says. Riley Jarvis takes pride in his uniform, but says he`d never consider wearing his sister’s uniform on the school’s mufti day. “It’s a girls uniform! I won’t fit it - I`m bigger than her”.

Jo Riordan from Newlands enjoys the pavlova at the community dinner at Newlands Baptist Church.

food,” she says. A volunteer at the community centre, Narlene Edwards, brought her children and friends to the meal. One of them was so full he couldn’t eat any more – until he saw the dessert, and piled into the pavlova. Mr Mundt, who is involved in a youth group at the church, was pleased with how the community dinner went, and said another one may be held towards the end of the year.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What is your view on the new speed camera in Ngauranga gorge?

Brett Johnson Johnsonville

Peter Pullan Johnsonville

Dean Scapolo Johnsonville

Jan Scapolo Johnsonville

Margaret Farrell Johnsonville

Good idea. Keep people’s speed down. It’s not a revenue gatherer, just the safe option.

It’s good for safety in general, you have to have them. It will help make people go slower through there.

It’s a good idea, but still a money maker.

I don’t drive and none of my family do so it doesn’t really affect us, but it’s a good idea. Speed kills.

Good idea, keep the kids safe and people’s speed down.


to the editor

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

False Accusation Dear Editor Peter Dunne is wrong claiming that People's Power Ohariu was involved in the protest against the GCSB outside his house (Independent Herald 28 August). In challenging Peter Dunne’s false accusation we agree with what John Key told the Press Club in 2007 - we should not meekly accept what politicians say and do and that a quiet, obedient and docile population was not consistent with democracy. Neither was it consistent with democracy when Peter Dunne called himself a “willing seller” as he ‘sold’ his vote on the GCSB to John Key.People’s Power Ohariu will continue to be neither meek nor docile in participating in the democratic process in the Ohariu electorate. John Maynard Spokesperson-Peoples Power Ohariu

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Youth set to benefit from annual appeal By Robert Johnson A team of workers from Wel l i ng t on so c ia l work agency Challenge 2000 will hit the pavement as part of their annual street appeal day next Friday. All of the funds raised will go towards Challenge 2000’s youth and family services a nd provide f unding for various mentoring, holiday programmes and other community events. John Grevatt, coordinator of the supported bail programme at Challenge 2000, says the Street Appeal is always a fun day and provides a chance to meet people in the community. “You sometimes see people who have been through the programme or know family members who have worked with us, it’s pretty cool.” Challenge 2000 have been operating for 25 years and

based in Johnsonville since the beginning. Youth and Family Centre manager Bridget Masoe says they have really good programmes to develop youth in the community and are always involved in community events, activities that are only possible through fundraising. “Last week we worked backstage at the ‘Uniting Pasifika’ event at Te Rauparaha Arena in Porirua, it was really fun.” She says they are planning a celebration in October to mark their 25th birthday with a variety of events for those who come along. Challenge 2000 street appeal collectors will be in Johnsonville, Wellington CBD, Newtown and outside the Wellington Train Station on Friday. For more information on Challenge 2000 go to challenge2000.org.nz

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Tawa's playground petitioners Caitlin Shilling (back) and Maddison Hubbard (front) brave the wind at Tawa's Pikitanga Reserve. < The article from 2007.

Planting push for Pikitanga Reserve By Robert Johnson It’s a case of Déjà vu for two Tawa schoolgirls who petitioned for a new playground at Pikitanga Reserve six years ago. Caitlin Shilling and Maddison Hubbard, both 15-year-old schoolgirls at Tawa College, are supporting the idea to get trees planted at the reserve to offer some shelter for those enjoying the park and playground that they fought so hard for in 2007. “You see quite a few kids and families here in summer, enjoying the area but when the wind blows through it is pretty exposed,” Miss Shilling says. The park, which sits in a relatively new area of Tawa, sits on the top of a hill and apart from a couple of eight foot wire fences, offers no protection from the southerly wind that frequently rolls through. Tawa Community Board chairman Mal-

colm Sparrow contacted the City Council a few weeks ago about getting some plants as part of the planting natives project but is yet to receive a reply. “The delivery of the last round of plants was in August so we were told if there were any left-over we might get access to those. Otherwise we would need to wait until the next round.” Residents on Pikitanga Close noticed the strong winds in the reserve and alerted Mr Sparrow to see what could be done about it. “Some native trees would make the area look a bit nicer, it’s quite bare at the moment.” The girls agree with Mr Sparrow and are happy to help with the cause. “We want other kids to enjoy the playground as we are a little too old now. Trees and shelter would make it such a nice area.”

Green thumbs wanted By Robert Johnson Almost 300 trees will be planted in Ngaio’s Cummings Park this Sunday for Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents Associations main project this year. The planting was originally scheduled for the end of June but was postponed after the storm disrupted the Council’s ability to deliver seedlings for the project. Long-time Association member Trevor Lloyd, who has been involved in planting projects for the past 15 years, says the removal of large poplars by the Council earlier in the year provided a great opportunity to continue planting in the area. “It’s going to be a new little corner of the park after the planting. Some areas of the park were a real eyesore but the planting has made them a really nice addition to a wonderful park.”

Association member Robin White says they have an assortment of natives and kahikatea, tawa and fuschia, and hope for a good community showing. “We want this to be a real community event where people can come along and lend a hand to transform the site. “We enjoy the satisfaction of working together as a group and hope we get upwards of 20 people” she says. Mr Lloyd says it is rewarding to see the difference in the area once they are filled with trees. “The park is looking really good. With the Ngaio sign there now it really has turned into a lovely entrance into the suburb.”  The planting bee is on Sunday September 8 from 1-3pm and is open to anyone willing to lend a hand.

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Each week the Independent Herald will speak to Wellington City Council candidates in this years Local Government Elections. This week we begin with those standing for the Northern Ward...

Regan Cutting Northern Ward I've lived in the northern suburbs my entire life. I attended Victoria University, studying chemistry and geography and am now working in the electricity industry in the CBD. I’m running for Council because

Peter Gilberd Northern Ward I am a funding manager for the Royal Society of New Zealand and a former university lecturer in physics. I lead several environmental restoration projects that involve the community – from school

Justin Lester Northern Ward I completed an LLB and BA at the University of Otago and an LLM at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, where I worked at the Max Planck Institute for International Comparative Law. I was the founder and co-owner of Kapai, a group of Wellington food

Helene Ritchie Northern Ward Experience counts! I was our first woman deputy mayor and am the longest serving councillor. I am a mother of two and an educational psychologist. I have extensive civic governance, business, professional and local Northern ward experience.

Malcolm Sparrow Northern Ward In recent years I’ve been heavily involved in the local community as chair of the Tawa Community Board. Prior to that I was owner/operator of a publishing firm, accumulating solid business experience in the

Jacob Toner Northern Ward I’m a born and bred Wellingtonian and a Senior Consultant for Independent Quality Assurance New Zealand who provides assurance over business change initiatives in the private and public sectors. I have a BA in Public Policy and am currently completing my

I want to make the tough decisions I know are necessary and take the action required to get this city back to a booming metropolis, and a fantastic place for people to live and invest in. My involvement in the Northern suburbs has been limited over the last 6 months, owing to travel and work commitments, but I'm certainly excited for the next 6 months.

I'm planning to start a tramping club for Wellington youths which will hopefully be up and running in time for summer. Towards the end of last year, I travelled with a friend to India and Nepal. As a tramper and Geographer, the Himalayas were a hugely exciting experience for me. My proudest achievement was

making the 4000m mark, something that can't be done here in NZ. It’s important to vote in local body elections as like all democracy, if you don't vote you aren't having a say. It’s important that Council gets it right, and how do we know they are if there is a large portion of people who are not represented at all?

children, through to corporate and community volunteers, rest home residents and church groups. I am standing because I am a born and bred Wellingtonian who appreciates our city’s advantages and the difference they can make to people’s well-being. For example, we have top scientific institutions, a culture and natural environment that attract talented people, and a well-educated

work force. Together, led by Council, we can develop new economic opportunities. In the Northern Ward, I will support endeavours to continually improve our communities. My recent community involvement includes volunteering at Aotea and Cashmere Homes, organising the voluntary work of others, building the Jay Street

community nursery, tending the trees that have been planted out and fundraising for the SPCA. A highlight has been landscaping the Marae in Newlands (Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi), restoring its century-old heritage building, and contributing to a revival in traditional activities that are involving a wide cross-section of our society. Council decisions affect all of us. Please have your say, and vote.

outlets, and a director of Property and Asset Management at Jones Lang LaSalle. Justin Lester- Northern Ward I live with my family in the northern suburbs and I want to live in a strong community with a heart, where residents are proud to live. As a result, I want to ensure this area has excellent community facilities like libraries, community centres and swimming pools and local shopping centres that are easily

accessible. I'm a member of the Tawa Community Board, the Johnsonville Charitable Trust, I've been helping Johnsonville and Districts RSA try to get back on its feet, have helped co-ordinate community plantings and help residents associations on a variety of community projects. My proudest achievements have been helping re-invigorate the northern suburbs via significant investments in Churton Park's new

community centre and hall, Newland's upgraded shopping centre and commencing construction at Keith Spry Pool in Johnsonville. Local government decisions affect people every day, such as the roads you drive on, the water you drink and the kind of city and suburb you live in. If you want to have a say in the decision-making process then it's important to vote.

I want to continue work I've initiated and pursued in the Northern Ward and continue the leadership of the Town Belt and natural environment, contributing to sound stable governance of the City and Health Board. My vision for a Northern civic centre complex with facilities such as libraries, parks and great transport will continue to be a goal. I have been involved in the com-

munity through Johnsonville RSA meetings, a member of residents associations, the re-opening of Tawa Pool, various council consultations on bus routes and alcohol policy and other community projects throughout the northern suburbs. Working with colleagues and the community, my proudest achievements over the last three years would include commencing the Keith Spry Pool Upgrade in Johnsonville,

launching my book and securing the protection of the Town Belt for the next 100 years as natural environment portfolio leader. Your vote can influence the direction of the Capital and the country! It is very important that we recognise the role that local government has in a democracy-where we can achieve for constituents and raise important issues.

process. I’m standing for Council because it’s in need of new blood, people with vision and drive. Having made a difference in my own community as board chair, I wish to bring common sense and sound decision-making to the council table. The Northern Ward deserves councillors who live in and make an active contribution to their local

community. If amalgamation is to proceed, I would like to be involved in looking after the best interests of all Northern Ward communities, to ensure that each retains an effective voice. I’m involved in many community groups including Tawa Rotary, the Tawa Residents Association, my local church, and organising “Spring into Tawa” Market Day. My proudest community achieve-

ment has been to see the community board honoured with a nationwide “Enhancing Communities” award for Neighbours’ Weekend in Tawa, involving gatherings in 50 local streets. Councillors make decisions that affect all of us. It’s important that we vote to ensure we get the best local people to perform that role.

Masters at Victoria University, focusing on how local governments can support the elderly. I am standing because the Council has lost some focus and fresh blood is needed. Some councilors have been there literally since Star Wars first came to cinemas and their legacy is stalling progress. It’s time to ensure an active Council focused on the core concerns of residents.

I’ve been involved in the community through helping my parents to clean up graffiti on local businesses. On the 21st, I’ll also be collecting for the Wellington Free Ambulance at Churton Park New World, so come donate and have a chat. Personally, my proudest achievement has been buying my first home, an ambition of lots of Wellingtonians.

If elected, I’d like to see the Council focus on the core things that make our city great; affordable rates that don't price people out of the city, 21st century transportation and making the roads safer through cycle ways and capital class infrastructure. Voting is the most powerful instrument to ensure representatives that will help forge a Wellington that remains one of the most liveable cities in the world.


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Father’s Day fun with Mainly Music By Rachel Binning Father’s Day was celebrated in style on Saturday 31 August at a special Father’s Day event at Khandallah Mainly Music at the Khandallah Presbyterian Church hall. Dads, granddads and uncles were invited along with their little ones and families to share music, and a bit of silliness, afternoon tea made by congregation members, as well as play and conversation. Old favourite tunes encouraged attendees to join in with singing and actions, including – ‘Old MacDonald’, ‘Five Speckled Frogs’ and ‘Mrs Bunny’.

The event was a wonderful opportunity for working dads to see what their little ones get up to at Mainly Music. The Mainly Music crew kindly put together a Father’s Day gift for all the dads that included a stick-on moustache to the amusement of several of the dads.

Leading by example: Reverend Ryhan Prasad of Khandallah Presbyterian Church proudly shows off his son Theo (6 months).

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Tammie Noldan watches as Cooper Davis-Wren (9) of Khandallah has a turn digging in the Crepe Myrtle tree to commemorate the 60th birthday of Khandallah Library. BELLA PHOTOGRAPHY

By Rachel Binning Khandallah Library’s 60th Birthday bash along with its 50’s style theme on 31 August demonstrated that this library’s pulse continues beat strongly within the greater Khandallah area. The colourful celebration was organised by Jenny Brown and Tammie Noldan with support from local residents and library staff. Fanny Irvine-Smith was given special mention as the person who collected signatures for a petition seeking Khandallah Library’s establishment in 1953. Over 200 people shared the celebrations, with many dressed

in their 50’s style best. It was an opportunity for the community, ex-Khandallah librarians, dignitaries, families who had used the library over several generations and well-wishers to get together, share experiences, listen to the brass band and look at old photographs. The Wellington City Archives kindly lent a video of the original opening of the library in 1953, which is available to view until the end of September 2013.  For more information on how you can support Khandallah Library: https://www.facebook. com/SaveKhandallahLibrary

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Export Company freezing works in Ngauranga. His notoriety came in 1902 when he was charged with attempting to murder the acting Premier, Sir Joseph Ward, after he commented on farmers’ treatment by freezing companies. He went on to be Chairman of the Johnsonville Town Board in 1905, leaving a lasting mark on the area. Even today, the Moore family influence is around every corner. Alex Moore Park, Frankmoore Avenue and Moorefield Road are just a few examples of the legacy left by one of Johnsonville’s most interesting families. PHOTO CREDIT: Alexander Turnbull Library

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A Johnsonville family history Johnsonville is full of lasting tributes to a number of famous colonial families who settled in the area. Ironside Road and Middleton Road immediately spring to mind but neither hold as much influence as the Moore family. The story begins with James Moore Sr, who was born in Ireland and arrived in Wellington on the colony ship Alma in 1857. Settling in Johnsonville, he was employed by the Wellington Provincial Government as overseer and inspector of public road works in 1864. The title of most notorious member of the Moore family would have to go to Frank Thomas Moore, who was born in 1867 and became the manager of the Wellington Meat

Export Company freezing works in Ngauranga. His notoriety came in 1902 when he was charged with attempting to murder the acting Premier, Sir Joseph Ward, after he commented on farmers’ treatment by freezing companies. He went on to be Chairman of the Johnsonville Town Board in 1905, leaving a lasting mark on the area. Even today, the Moore family influence is around every corner. Alex Moore Park, Frankmoore Avenue and Moorefield Road are just a few examples of the legacy left by one of Johnsonville’s most interesting families. PHOTO CREDIT: Alexander Turnbull Library


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A dabbling duck with a difference By Zealandia volunteer Ken Miller Nothing is certain in life except death, taxes and that small children are fascinated by ducks. Many times at Zealandia I’ve seen kids rush past the takahe or a tuatara just to get a closer look at a boring old mallard. Whilst mallards aren’t

what Zealandia is about, it does make it easier to get kids excited about the far more uncommon, and more interesting, pateke (brown teal). Pateke are the rarest of New Zealand’s endemic waterfowl with about 2,000 birds nation-

ally. However, in pre-human times, they were one of the most numerous. The reasons for their decline tell the New Zealand story in microcosm. Prior to human settlement, the main predators were birds – such as eagles, falcons and hawks. So to avoid being spotted by these sharp-eyed hunters, the pateke adopted most un-duck-like behaviours. Firstly, pateke are reluctant fliers.

Pictured: A Pateke (Brown Teal) at Zealandia. PHOTO CREDIT: Steve Attwood

Whilst they are physically capable of it, they treat flying in the same way as 6-year-old me treated vegetables: not going to happen. Staying out of the skies is a great defence against birds, but a terrible defence against introduced groundbased mammals. Secondly, pateke are active at night, again to avoid being seen by birds of prey. However, many mammalian predators are night hunters and wandering

More than just music By Dave Crampton A church-run national music and movement group is attracting 300 pre-schoolers and their caregivers each week from Tawa to Karori – and it’s all done through word of mouth. Mainly music, run by 50 volunteers from nine local churches is centred on music, movement and the interaction between caregivers and their children. For just a few dollars, you get a 30 minute session of movement, creativity and a chance to think about the God part of life. Organisers, branded with mainly music shirts, drink out of mainly music cups at morning tea. Area co-ordinator Jamie Monk provides support and mentoring to the 35 groups in

pateke make easy prey. Without the predator-proof fence at the sanctuary, there is no way we would have been able to maintain a small population of pateke since 2000. So if you are on a Zealandia by Night tour and lucky enough to see these little ducks crash through the undergrowth, you may end up being fascinated by ducks too. You may even find yourself walking past a kiwi to get a closer look.

Parents and children get in on the fun at a Mainly Music session.

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Church, still enjoys the opportunity to serve families in the local community after 16 years. “It’s an opportunity to connect with the children in a fun environment, and give the family a chance to think about the God part in their life.” Mary Parker, who attends the Baptist group, but has no other church connections, says mainly music is great for her kids. “The music is fun and enjoyable for the children – it’s a lovely community spirit.” Mainly music commenced in 1990, and there are 400 weekly groups throughout the country as well as in Australia, Britain, South Africa and the United States.

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Records fall at swimming champs By Dave Crampton Swimmers from the Tawa and Karori Pirates swimming clubs struck gold against swimmers from bigger clubs as far away as Wanganui at the Wellington swimming championships, with one getting a fistful of Wellington records. The event was held at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre over the past two weekends. Six locals topped their age groups, each collecting a $50 swimming voucher. Tawa pair Joel Crampton, 11, and Jack Plummer, 10 were unbeaten, with Jack collecting an unprecedented eight Wellington records

Tawa has excelled since head coach Jason McPhee joined the club in 2011. Mr McPhee, the current Wellington Junior Coach of the Year for the third time in four years, is pleased that more swimmers are increasingly winning more races. “We had lots more golds – the colour was much better,” Mr McPhee says. “I’m very happy with the performances [considering] we have had a couple of swimmers with illnesses.” Karori’s Devlin Forsythe, 15, also topped his age group, medalling in all his 18 events. Clubmate Jacob Farr, 15, wasn’t far behind. He said swimming a 200m

Gold medallists from the Wellington Swimming Champs last weekend: Joel Crampton, Jack Plummer, Tawa coach Jason McPhee, Danika Viskovic, George Dorrington, Karori coach Steve Francis, Devlin Forythe and Jacob Farr.

event just after a 1500m race took its toll. “I`m a bit tired, but you get used to it.” Other age group winners were Tawa’s Katie Trott, 14, Karori’s George Dorrington, 13, and his sister Abigail, 17.

Overall, Tawa came fourth and Karori third from more than 20 clubs. Karori’s head coach Steve Francis is pleased with his younger swimmer’s results. “We`re just trying to build a good group programme and now have more medals spread throughout

all age years,” he says. Tawa’s juniors (U13) were placed second, ahead of bigger clubs from Porirua, Wellington’s Capital club, and Karori’s fifth-placed juniors. The winning Hutt club, Swimzone, had nearly three times as many juniors as Tawa.

Wellington age-group triathletes head to London

Wellington age-group triathletes Owen Brown, Helen Bradford and James Turner enjoy a get together before flying to London.

By Robert Johnson A team of Wellington agegroup athletes will push their bodies to the limit in London as part of the 2013 ITU World Triathlon Championships in September. The Wellington team off 22 athletes, including Olympian Kate McIlroy, will join 128 other athletes in the New Zealand team as they line up against 3500 others from around the world at Hyde Park. Among the locals is Highbury resident James Turner, who will be competing in his fifth triathlon championship and raced in the Taupo Ironman in March. “I guess you could say I’m a bit of a veteran,” he laughs. Competitors were selected from races earlier in the year,

where they had to finish within a set time to qualify for the New Zealand team. The sprint triathlon consists of a 750 metre swim, 20 kilometre bike and a five kilometre run while the standard triathlon is a 1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre bike and 10 kilometre run. Turner will compete in the sprint and standard triathlon in the 50-55 age-group and has a goal to finish in the top 10 after finishing ninth last year. “It going to be awesome competing on parts of the London Olympic course and it’s a great chance to have an awesome holiday,” he says. Aro Valley resident Helen Bradford is looking forward to the trip too, but for slightly different reasons than Turner.

“It will be my first time competing overseas and being from London originally, it’s a trip home for me too. “Only a few people get to elite level so it’s nice to have a real shot at competing in your age-group,” Bradford says. Despite missing the selection events through injury, Bradford was granted a special entry and has been training full-on since finding out in May this year. “I’m excited more than nervous. I want to finish the race and get a personal best,” she says. The team had a final gettogether at Thorndon’s I-Ride cycle shop ahead of their team flight to London this Saturday. The 2013 ITU World Triathlon Championships in London run from September 11-14.

Team effort vital in Tawa Success By Robert Johnson A combination of player dedication, a talented coaching panel and a supportive club have proved to be a winning recipe for Tawa rugby according to Senior 1’s head coach Logan Tauiliili. Tauiliili, who has previously coached Rimutaka and Upper Hutt, came to Tawa Rugby Club this year to coach the Senior 1 squad and took out the Ed

Chaney Cup a fortnight ago. He says the support within the club has been fantastic. “The merits go to the top and it filters down. The support from the committee and the wider club really deserves credit. The friendship and support is always there and we couldn’t have done it without them.” With the Senior 1’s team

feeding a number of players into the Premier team, Tauiliili says the depth of the team was great to see and their performances showed their dedication. “They were a talented bunch of boys and worked really hard. We as coaches just helped the boys believe they could do it and tweaked their skills. They deserved the Cup and it’s great when things turn out right,” he says.

Senior 1 team managers Shane Coburn and Kevin Pulley as well as the team of physios were important in keeping the team together and focused, Tauiliili says. “Our backs coach Petelo Kelemete was also instrumental in our success this season. He’s been with Tawa a long time and really put his hand up.” The Tawa Rugby senior 1 team reflect on the season with club members after winning the Ed Chaney Cup last month. PHOTO CREDIT: JUN TANLAYCO


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