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Students on song Theatre in Hamilton last week. Tawa collected three trophies, with Aotea and St Patrick’s Town collecting the rest –a Wellington clean sweep. The National champion boy’s quartet, the “Pitch Hikers”, have only been singing together this year, but brought back the

Les Nations trophy. The 60-member Maiden Tawa choir also headed the field after their two songs. They collected the Young Women in Harmony chorus trophy, and the Chorus Showmanship trophy for best showmanship. St Patrick’s College collected the

two boys’ trophies. Continued on page 2. Pictured: Tawa College’s three barbershop quartets show off their spoils from a productive week at the National Barbershop Competition in Hamilton last week.

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Continued from page 1. By Dave Crampton The 40 member Acafellas – some of whom are in the National Secondary Schools Choir – were also in a close competition, coming second after St Pats headed them off by one point. The top five quartets and top four choruses from each regional final qualified to compete in the national competition. Five teachers, including Isaac Stone, also a member of the National Youth Choir, accompanied the 100 Tawa students in two buses. Music teacher Charlotte Murray, who has taken students to the barbershops over several years, says the competition is increasingly tougher.

“There were a lot of good schools; the singing and the quality of the barbershop style is higher.” Those in the quartets were also in the choirs – and many of these are drafted from the college’s 130- member Dawn Chorus. A fixture of the school since the 1980s, the Dawn Chorus was initiated by Ms Murray’s mother Shona, a former music teacher at the school. Many of the singers didn’t get to hear other competing schools as they were backstage. Those, such as the quartets, that did, found it difficult to compare performances with their own. “It sounds much different when you are on stage than when you are in the audience”

"Pitch-Hikers" members Connor Tomlinson, Sam Watson, Miguel Quintans and Paolo Moredo show off the Les Nation trophy they received as quartet champions.

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Quartet member Sam Watson says. Maiden Tawa member Sara Malo-Siolo says their group just pipped Aotea College’s ACBC for first. “We knew there was only one point in it, but I was relaxed – I was excited too.”

“It was very close,” Ms Murray adds. Maiden Tawa were the national barbershop champs for six consecutive years from 2002-2007. In 2012, along with Acafella, they came second, and the boy’s quartet was placed fourth.

Library to undergo earthquake strengthening By Dave Crampton Tawa’s Mervyn Kemp Library is to relocate to the Tawa Community Centre - almost nextdoor - for six weeks from Friday after funding was approved for the building to undergo earthquake strengthening. Tenders for the work close on Friday, with the work to be started on October 2. The library will be closed from 2pm on September 30 and will reopen at the Com-

munity Centre’s boardroom in Cambridge Street on October 2 until the work – mainly on the roof and brick column - is completed. Rose Barker, the Wellington City Council’s Northern Libraries and Community Spaces Manager, says the work is a great opportunity to improve the layout of the library. “Removing the columns means we can review the layout to make the best use of the

space. We plan to move the children's area close to the windows on Cambridge Street to give more room and flexibility for children’s programmes held at the library.” Books, magazines and CDs will still be able to be borrowed, reserved, and returned, as staff will have limited access to the main library building. We will be taking the most popular books and we`ll have access to the library at specified

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Trading information on online scams By Robert Johnson Members of the Johnsonville Citizens’ Advice Bureau office are well equipped to deal with the increase in online scams and malpractice thanks to a visit from an expert at their monthly meeting. The team of around 40 members was given a presentation by Trade Me Investigations manager Matt Cleaver last Thursday at the Johnsonville Community Centre. Mr Cleaver, who was previously a detective with the Police, talked to the team about the steps Trade Me take to ensure trust and safety in maintained for all its traders. “The whole concept is built completely on trust. You send money to someone you’ve never met for goods you haven’t seen yet. New Zealand has a great trusting culture and we do what

we can to support people who have a negative experience.” Mr Cleaver explained some common scams such as nondelivery, counterfeit items, credit card fraud, phishing, and parallel importing non-genuine items. Around 550,000 Kiwis visit Trade Me for at least 30 minutes each day, with 40,000 trades taking place. Mr Cleaver and his 24 hour investigations team of 12 people, see about 17,000 flagged events per week. “It’s a small percentage but it does happen.If something seems too good to be true, it normally is. “My advice is to be careful when trading overseas as we don’t have a strong relationship with law-enforcement agencies outside of New Zealand and don’t send money overseas via

inbriefnews Crime drops in Wellington District Offending has decreased by almost 14 per cent in the Wellington District according to the latest crime statistics released today by Statistics New Zealand. This result is almost double the reduction of the national average, which sits at just over seven per cent. In the Wellington District during the 2011/2012 financial year, there were 41,366 recorded offences compared to just 35,757 in the past financial year. Wellington District Commander, Superintendent Sue Schwalger, says the results are a testament to the hard work and crime prevention focus from staff across the District.

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Western Union, it’s likely to be a scam.” Johnsonville CAB manager Ken Gurney says the feedback from the meeting has been positive. “Our members were amazed

at all the sub companies within Trade Me like motors, property etc, also the fact that some disputes from trades can be taken to the Disputes Tribunal was good to know as we deal with it a lot.”

Cinema idea sparks debate By Dave Crampton A Wellington City Councillor wants a cinema in Johnsonville, potentially by the new library that is to be built near the Keith Spry Pool. However, others say she is dreaming, and a cinema should be part of the Johnsonville Mall redevelopment. Helene Ritchie, also a northern ward candidate at this month’s local body elections, is pushing for the cinema at the site, and is consulting with potential developers. “It would be great to have a cinema - a place for young people and all people to go to, complete with a quality café and ice-cream,” she says. “A cinema could help fund

the new library and bring great enjoyment to the Northern Suburbs-now the size of a city.” Johnsonville Community Association Vice President Graeme Sawyer scoffed at the idea. “She’s dreaming. There’s not enough room,” he says. “If it was such a good idea she would have mentioned it before now.” Councillor and mayoral candidate John Morrison would rather see a cinema near the Mall, despite a similar proposal being scotched by the council about six years ago. He says development must have a business case, and sufficient council support. “They have to have enough confidence in the council long term.”

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Mr Sawyer says most councillors will not support Ms Ritchie’s proposal. “Even if they did, where will people park? She’s speaking through a hole in her head.” Northern ward candidate Jacob Toner, a vocal supporter of a Johnsonville cinema, has no locational preference, but leans toward a Mall venue. “It would make sense to have a cinema in the Mall. It goes hand in hand with shopping.” Last year Johnsonville- based National list MP Katrina Shanks was in discussions with investors interested in building a Johnsonville cinema. As well as the library, the group also identified a site at the Johnsonville Mobil service

station, whose lease is set to expire in the next few years. Mrs Shanks prefers a mall venue for cinema, but is not fussed where it goes as long as it is built. She says the community could do with one. “I think it is important that we get something moving at some stage.”

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A different equation By Robert Johnson A University student from Tawa has been selected to grace TV screens around the country as well as online as part of Victoria University’s Know Your Mind campaign. Pianist Jasmine Hall was nominated by one of her math’s tutors at Victoria as one of seven students chosen to share their achievements and give advice on how to get the most out of study at the University. “I was quite surprised I was chosen for it. I guess I’m not a terrible student,” she laughs. The campaign involves a TV ad outlining each student and their experience at Victoria University and an online interview, highlighting their positive attitudes and in Jas-

mine’s case—following your heart. Jasmine made the decision to study at Victoria University based on her passion for music—knowing the Wellington campus was home to the School of Music and employs many of New Zealand’s leading performers and composers. However, in her first year of a Bachelor of Music, Jasmine threw in some math papers for her minor and fell in love. “In the second semester, I sat in on a few discrete math papers, which I loved and ended up enrolling in the paper,” she says. “It wasn’t until I got to university that I saw the creative side of maths.” She is now in her fifth year

of study towards a Bachelor of Science majoring in mathematics. Music will always be a passion for Jasmine, having grown up in a musical household where her family sings and her father plays a number of instruments, but she knew her true passion was in math. “I decided music will always be there for me in my spare time and math has so many practical applications in everyday life and offers a lot of openings.” Jasmine has no concrete plans for her future career but one thing she is sure of is travelling the world. “I’m going to travel to Europe next year on my OE, I can’t wait.” Victoria University mathematics student Jasmine Hall

Planting for the future

Parks and gardens ranger Matt Robertson and JCA vice-president Graeme Sawyer on McLintock Street with Totara Park in the background.

By Robert Johnson Restoring native canopy trees and building a proposed path through one of Johnsonville’s best-kept secrets are just two goals for Johnsonville’s first planting group. The group was started by the Johnsonville Community Association (JCA) as a way to improve and preserve the open spaces in Johnsonville. JCA vice-president Graeme Sawyer says he joined the association around seven years ago to improve the suburb in any way possible. “I have an interest in native trees and have a family here so it’s logical that I wanted to do something about it.” Mr Sawyer has proposed a 200 metre track through Totara Park, which runs alongside McLintock Street in Johnsonville, as well as restoring native bush to what it was before settler Frank Johnson built a sawmill and cleared the area back in the 1841. He says there has been a degradation of open spaces in the area and various upcoming projects are set to

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Wadestown church considers options By Robert Johnson The future of Wadestown Presbyterian church is in limbo as a church committee decides what to do with their earthquake prone building. The Church found out in August last year that both the church and its neighbouring hall were earthquake prone after engineers deemed them to be below code. Co-parish clerk Sarah Harvey says although the church spent $70,000 to get the wooden hall up to standard, the costs would be significantly higher for the church building itself. “We would have to fundraise for the earthquake strengthening. That’s a lot of scones to bake.” Wadestown P resby ter ia n Church’s home for the last 12 months has been at nearby school, Queen Margaret College, while the improvements to the hall were carried out. The hall will re-open on October 13 and will be used for church services temporarily while a decision is made on the main hall. Mrs Harvey says while the strengthening of the hall preserves its future and allows various community groups a

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venue to hold events, it is a little too small to house large church groups. She says the parish council have delegated four members the job of exploring options around the future of the hall. “The questions include, do we sell the site, raise and spend the

money to make it safe, consider a merger with nearby churches, there are a lot of things to consider. “This building and its location is very important and we want to maintain our presence in the community.” Mrs Harvey says, for the mo-

ment, the church are happy to be moving their services back into the suburb and parties interested in using the hall can contact the church secretary Karyn Bishop or visit wadestownpresbyterian. org.nz

front at a mayoral forum at the Johnsonville Uniting Church on Monday. The church co-hosted the forum with the Johnsonville Community Association (JCA). “The race for the Wellington mayoralty 2013 is on,” candidate Rob Goulden says. “It’s a six horse race, barring scratchings: two fillies, two colts, an old draught horse called John, and a young stallion called Rob.” John Morrison, the draught horse, was first to bolt from the stable for the series of five minute speeches before public questions. He criticised the Council. “It’s too

much of a roadblock rather than a stimulator”. He says he`ll bring practical common sense as mayor – but there will be no light rail under his mayoralty “as it won’t work”. Light rail promoter and current mayor Celia Wade-Brown promotes a modern progressive, informative and inclusive city council. “People just don’t want to know what we are dong – but how we will do it,” she says. It’s probably one of the few mayoral statements that former National Party candidate Nicola Young agrees with. “Wellington’s star has faded - I’m a pragmatist

and I get things done.” Discussion moved naturally to Johnsonville issues: the mall, the hub and the roads. Ms Wade Brown is keen to see improved roading, despite a delay in the mall development, but Mr Morrison said that Johnsonville, a natural hub, needs a consistent council to work with investors. “Investors need confidence in a council who are not going to change the rules every five minutes,” he says. Former Alliance party list candidate Jack Yan, the sole candidate to use a catchy slogan

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Giving Fund received 26 donations totalling $691. But the campaign has cost ratepayers $40,300 to date $800 over budget - with more spending to come. The council is proposing to place drop boxes in selected CBD locations where people can make a donation. However the Council’s Issues Resolutions officer Ian Hunter says it has yet to quantify the cost. “The Massey Design School is (sic) still working on the concept.” Ironically, those focusing particularly on the homeless received the least. Dow ntow n Com mu n it y Ministry has received a total of $17, and the Wellington Homeless Women’s Trust has received $15.

The Night Shelter and Soup Kitchen received $60 each. The Wellington City Mission, the group that has the least direct focus on housing, topped the list. It received four donations totalling $92 over the 10 week period. Michelle Branney, the City

Mission’s Johnsonville-based Chief Executive Officer, says while the campaign is still in a trial stage, it is worthwhile, and is preferable to removing beggars without providing help. “People really want to be helped. The alternative was for the council to pass a bylaw banning beggars, as the Auckland City Council has done”. The Council’s Community Services Manager, Jenny Rains, says the campaign is not about pulling in thousands of dollars each week through fundraising. “The aim is to make the public stop and think, to ask themselves whether giving money to people begging on the street is the best way to help.”

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Greater Wellington Regional A Matangi train on the Council will try to remedy the Johnsonville line continuing squealing noise coming from trains on the Johnsonville line through deploying a special greasedispensing truck. Nicola Duckett, Senior Service Delivery Adviser for Rail Operations says the regional council has received feedback since the last update that the high-pitched squealing has been particularly bad. She says this is because the rail-grinding at the start of August removed all the lubrication and friction modifier material that had been built up on the line. While the line side flange lubricators were turned back has not reached the tight on at four sites south of Wades- curves hundreds of metres town, south of Crofton Downs away from the lubricators, Station, Street resulting in a squeal in those Votenear forAwarua your favourite Station and north of Khandal- areas. t, on and go in The council will try to speed lah outfi Station August 14, it up the process by sending a takes time for the grease to the draw to win it. grease-dispensing truck down spread. 23rd MsSept Duckett saysto the29th grease the line this week to apply

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you think Johnsonville needs a cinema? If so, where would you like to see it?

Jim Larkin, Johnsonville “Of course they should, for the young people to go to instead of town. Putting it in the mall is good.”

Michael Larkin, Johnsonville

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“It would be good for the young kids, it would give them something to do. They should definitely put it by the mall or in town.”

“Definitely needs one. We would need to see what else is happening with other developments first and make it part of a larger plan.”

“Yes, it would be great where the old Newlands Motors used to be, close to the train station.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the

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.

Space to skate... all ages and needs to be a size that can accommodate this and that fact that we are a growing community . It would be a shame to have some thing that will be out grown too soon ,time to think big(ish)

Hi, Great idea (the skatepark) but is there going to be enough room at the proposed site by the swimming pool? I often take my children to the Newlands skate park which is a good size but can get crowded on a good day. The Johnsonville skate park will be popular with

Cheers, D Holmes.

Alana Salmon, Johnsonville “Yes, I have to go to Porirua or into town for anything like that and I don’t drive so it’s hard. It would be good in the mall even if they have to build up.”

Pam Leuchars, Khandallah “It would be a good idea in this area. It could be good as part of the mall.”

Group launches “Hey Peter!” campaign By Robert Johnson A small group of Ohariu residents have launched a citizen’s billboard campaign as a way to voice their concerns. The “Hey Peter!” billboard campaign was launched on September 19 on Johnsonville’s main road by People’s Power Ohariu members. The billboards feature a smiley and frowning Peter Dunne emoticon as well as questions the group have and feel are not being addressed by their local MP. People’s Power Ohariu spokesman John Maynard says it was clear at a public meeting last month that the group wanted Ohariu MP Peter Dunne to front up to the electorate about controversial legislation being passed solely on his vote. “Voters in Ohariu have legitimate questions about the asset sales exposing txpayers to being sued under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, the GCSB legislation, the Sky City Convention Centre pokies deal and the proposed amendments to the Employment

One of People's Power Ohariu's 'Hey Peter!' billboards on the corner of Moorefield and Broderick Roads in Johnsonville.

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In our new segment, Flashback, we will delve into the archives of the Independent Herald and revisit some old issues to see what has changed between then and now. In our first Flashback, we go back to the front page of the Independent Herald from May 17, 1990

No need for a library in Newlands By Robert Johnson We revisit a story about a proposed library in Newlands. More than 20 years on from the original article, it seems Newlands will continue to wait for their own library however it is not as big an issue as it once was. Two years ago, the Newlands Paparangi Progressive Association together with the Grenada Village Community Association, undertook a community survey of the top 10 priorities for the area. Over 500 responses were received and a new library in Newlands was not in the

top 10. Northern Ward councillor Justin Lester says this may be because of changing times and technologies as well as the rise of the internet. He says while there is no funding for a Newlands library in the council’s current ten year plan, approximately $15 million has been put aside for the Johnsonville library development. “It is intended to be a subregional library and directly serve Johnsonville, Churton Park, Newlands, Paparangi and Glenside. At the present point, I think the wider area will be well-served with one

really good library. Mr Lester says this does not rule out a library in Newlands in the future due to the suburb’s growth but one is acceptable at the moment. Newlands resident and city council candidate Peter Gilberd agrees that there is no need to pursue a library in Newlands with the Johnsonville branch being upgraded and community priorities lying elsewhere. He says as long as the delivery service is maintained for those residents who cannot make the trip to Johnsonville, a library in Newlands can wait.

Birthdays galore in Karori By Robert Johnson A crowd of around 50 people attended the Karori Good Companions 47th birthday celebration last Tuesday but this one was a little more special than most. This month’s meeting, held at St Teresa’s Hall in Karori, included six different birthday celebrations, with one of them—Doreen Fraser—celebrating her 100th birthday. Bouquets of flowers were given to each of the six ladies,

following club tradition that women get flowers and men receive chocolates. On hand to entertain the guests was the City Jazz Dixie and Swing Band, who did a great job getting many members off their feet for a celebratory dance. The Good Companions club meets once every month from 11am- 1pm and provides a warm social opportunity for senior citizens with entertainment and lunch provided.

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Teachers and children perform 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' as part of their production.

Children from Beanstalk Kindergarten in Tawa perform in their production "From Calm to Chaos" last Friday.

Beanstalk weathers the storm Following up from their successful production “From Calm to Chaos” on Friday, Beanstalk Kindergarten was humming during their Baking, Books and Bric a Brac sale on Saturday morning - even though it poured with rain. Like the storm that took out their

playhouse and canvas awnings three months ago, the weather once again challenged Beanstalk’s outdoor activities the pony rides and bouncy castle which will now be held on a fine day during the second week of the school holidays. However, the weather couldn’t

Do you believe in monsters? By Robert Johnson Children and adults alike have the chance to be entertained these school holidays with a variety of enchanting puppets, monster-ish singing and an experienced cast as part of Kapitall Kids Theatre’s latest show. I Believe in Monsters follows Paige—a smart, imaginative girl who loves writing stories, especially about monsters—but it turns out that monsters are actually real and need her help. Victoria University directing graduate Tabitha Arthur says she felt strongly about creating a play that complimented the imaginative way the mind of a child works. “Children are intelligent, intuitive and imaginative creatures so I wanted to create a show that treated them as such.” Ms Arthur says the show features a number of theatrical elements such as puppetry, song and the power of imagination which will captivate both children and adults. “We have stunning puppet monsters created especially for the show by artist Jonathan Kingston-Smith and two fantastic monsters played by talented Wellington actors Sarah Andrews-Reynolds from Te Aro

stop nearly $1000 being raised for resources for the Kindergarten. Beanstalk is a community focused, non-profit quality early childhood centre that offers a choice of mornings and all day sessions with spaces available now for children from 2 ½ - 5 years of age.

I Believe in Monster's character Paige with the monster puppets from the show.

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New addition at Zealandia Moanaroa, one of local artist John Shorland's favourite woolshed photos he has on display.

Shedding light on a Kiwi icon By Robert Johnson The confines of a dark shed and hours spent mustering and shearing sheep gave birth to a new project for a Johnsonville photographer. John Shorland is sharing his collection of iconic farm woolsheds with the public after spending the last few years getting involved in the community. His hands-on involvement gave him an appreciation for the layers of history that are etched into the surface of the timbers of each shed he photographs. “To me, the history of woolsheds and their construction tells us a lot about the history of New Zealand itself. Rather than looking at them from the outside, I’ve started with the inside detail—the fabric of each building has a fascinating story to tell,” Shorland says. The process Shorland follows to produce his final images are much different to that of your average photographer. Firstly, he has set himself a challenge to refrain from using any artificial light

or a flash. Instead, Shorland returns to the same point and takes a series of photos, covering all the tonal ranges before stitching them together on a computer. “It’s hard for one photo to pick up on all the light and dark and detail that the human eye can,” he says. “By taking a number of photos I can get closer to how the human eye sees the scene.” His weapon of choice is different to most also, with a self-developed modified digital camera designed to pick up detail that the human eye cannot see. One of Shorland’s favourite pictures is Moanaroa, a small east-coast settlement north of Castlepoint. “Just looking out the window takes you back 140 years to when wool was loaded onto a wagon then loaded onto sailing ships to be taken away and sold.” John’s photos can be seen at Island Bay’s Tapu Te Ranga Gallery until November 8 and admission is free.

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1 By Robert Johnson Several community groups in Karori have met recently to discuss the importance of supporting each other in the wake of this year’s severe storms and earthquakes. One of the suggestions that came out of the meetings was to reinforce the role that neighbours play in looking after each other through Neighbourhood Watch groups. Karori Community Constable Jayne Ross says these groups are important to have in each suburb in order to assist police in keeping the area safe. “They are made up of people that know their street the best and know when something looks out of place. “Police can’t be everywhere all the time, so neighbours are a great source of information, support, security and help for us,” she says. Neighbourhood Support New Zealand works closely with the police and other organisations to reduce crime, improve

safety and prepare to deal with emergencies and natural disasters. “We can not only assist in setting these groups up, but also provide prevention and safety advice,” Ms Ross says. “We can also assist with any issues or concerns the group may have in that area.” She would like to see more communication between neighbourhood support groups and police and says the more upto-date information the police receive, the stronger the relationships can be. “I would really like to encourage people, even if they are already in a group, to contact me. We want to increase the sense of community and safety in Karori and neighbourhood support groups are an awesome resource for all involved.”  Any individuals who would like more information in regards to setting up a group can contact karorioffice@police. govt.nz.


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OUT & ABOUT

Cleaning up the Capital

Heros of the Harbour: divers, headed by Shane Geange (lt), from the Coastal Ecology Laboratory in Island Bay prepare to head out into the Harbour to clean up.

Caught fresh from the sea: Steve Meads, safety officer for the event organisers, The Dive Guy (www.thediveguys.co.nz), with a new haul of Harbour rubbish.

By Rachel Binning The Educate to Eliminate Harbour Clean Up held its fifth successful event last Wednesday. The Clean-Up is an initiative organised by Steven Journee from The Dive Guys, and aims to educate the public on how to care for the sea . It is supported by the Wellington City Council, Victoria University and the Island Bay Marine Education Centre. The event demonstrates what lies beneath the surface of the sea and how much rubbish gets dumped into Wellington Harbour. A high profile area along the Harbour is chosen each year and, as usual, lots of filthy rubbish is hauled from the Harbour. The rubbish is carefully sifted through as many living organisms make their homes amongst it. The organisms included shellfish, small fish, star fish, sea worms and urchins, all of which were cleaned and put into marine touch tanks by volunteers (in many cases, people who were out for a pleasant weekend Harbour walk) under supervision from staff from the Island Bay Marine Education Centre.

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Amelia Howie, Xanthe Peacock and Harriet Guy, all 10, play their part as a human jackpot machine at St Theresa's Fair.

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What you can't see you can ignore: Mayor Celia Wade-Brown shows Ilya Mowll (10) and Eva Mowll (8) of Tawa some of the filthy rubbish she retrieved during her dive in Wellington Harbour. Mayor Wade-Brown's announcement of increased funding for the Ocean Exploration Centre approved by the Wellington City Council.

Remember when you litter that your fellow Wellingtonians swim and fish in Wellington Harbour: a fraction of the rubbish retrieved from the Harbour, which was full of dirtied sealife.

Molly O'Sullivan, age 7, enjoys a pony ride at the Fair.

St Teresa's Fair "best yet" By Robert Johnson Karori’s St Teresa’s School held its annual Fair a fortnight ago and thanks to some last minute sunshine, ended up being their most successful ever. The Fair raised $41,400 for the School’s Operation Outdoors project, which aims to improve the school grounds. Fair committee member Gabrielle Ryan says they were making rain plans 24 hours out thanks to the horrific forecast but were graced with one of the sunniest days in recent memory.

“The fantastic weather obviously helped bring in the crowds but the huge help we received from Bayleys Real Estate and their marketing helped out a lot.” There were food stalls, games, artwork and other craft stalls, many of which sold out of their goods despite allowing for double the quantity of last year. Ms Ryan says the Fair carried a great vibe with all the bright colours, sunshine, music and lots of nice food smells. “It really was a great introduction to Spring.”


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Derby night a hit for Paparangi Scout Group

An artist's impression of the proposed pavilion facility at Johnsonville's Alex Moore Park, from Bannister Avenue.

Consent passed for Alex Moore projects By Robert Johnson Plans for an artificial turf and proposed pavilion building at Johnsonville’s Alex Moore Park are a step closer to becoming a reality after resource consent was passed by the Wellington City Council last month. The whole project, including the artificial sports field, car park, pitch lighting, changing rooms and walking track, will cost $2.4 million and be fully funded by the council. Wellington City Council Recreation Projects Manager Glenn McGovern says the park redevelopment will greatly enhance the recreation opportunities for the community. “Whether it be football, rugby, walking, biking or other activities, the new field will ease pressure on existing grass fields and means fewer games will be cancelled due to wet weather.” The resource consent approval also paves the way for the next step of planning and fundraising in regards to the proposed pavilion facility on the park. Haydn Smith, Chairman of the Alex Moore Park Sport and Community Inc, says he was “rapt” to hear the project can now progress.

“Until we got resource consent it was just a big idea. This means the council is taking it seriously and we can seriously think about the community’s involvement and fundraising.” Mr Smith says the next step is to take their drawings to an architect and get a concrete figure for how much the facility will cost to build. “The rough estimate was around $6 million but we want to make sure we nail that figure down exactly and develop a fundraising strategy.” He hopes to finalise architectural drawings and costs before Christmas this year but admits the reality is likely to be early next year. “Our goal is to get the facility built within three to five years. If the council comes to the party with a one-for-one funding agreement like the Karori Hall project, we could see it in three years, if we fund it completely through the community, it is likely to be five,” Mr Smith says. Construction on the artificial turf is due to start in late November and be completed before the start of the football season in March next year.

By Julie Casidy, Paparangi Cub Leader Paparangi Scout Group was pleased to have its new Kea Club members at the end of term group breakup on Tuesday night. First up for the evening, was the giving of badges and certificates to celebrate the successes of our members in recognition of their efforts. Investitures of our new members and of those moving up were, as always, special on this night. The entertainment for the night was the annual pinewood Derby Challenge. The youngest members: the Keas & Cubs competed by racing in heats for a place in the final Kea v Cub to find the fasted cars and prize-winners. Then it was the older Scouts & Venturers turn to show off their creations and test their aerodynamics with their mates in a race to the bottom of the track, some of whom have raced on this track five or more times before. When it was all over and the racing done, certificates were given at the end of the night. The most popular car went to Eric Vaclavek, most hilarious car to Katelynn Turnbull, most original went to Angus Curd, Campbell Murray-Brown won most photographed car while best paint

job went to Vincent Doe. Joshua Payne took first place in the Kea Finals and Eric Vaclavek won the Cub finals. Venturer Zac Casidy not only won the Scouts vs Venturers competition but also took home the title of fastest car overall.

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Wow factor for local students Long Horn Beetle, Kowhai Flower, Springtime, Plastic Fantastic, Petal Bloom and Bumble Bee are the names of garments created by Queen Margaret College students that will be displayed in shop windows as part of the 2013 World of Wearable Art. The creations are part of their NCEA materials technology programme which requires them to research, design, develop and produce a product for a client. The programme has allowed the girls to work with clients such as Te Papa, The Mews, Missy’s Room and Frutti as well as having their work viewed by thousands of people flocking to Wellington for the WOW show. Year 13 student Rosie Reid, who created the Bumble Bee, says the opportunity has been fantastic. “To make a WOW inspired garment for Te Papa’s window display really is one of the most unique and exciting chances imaginable.” Lia Penny’s garment, Kowhai Flower, is made with Pak’nSave shopping bags which were shriveled up over a heat gun to make flower similar to that of a Kowhai flower. “I loved seeing my garment design sketch come to life, and having it displayed in the windows at Te Papa will be a proud, fulfilling moment,” she says.

New Kea, Ethan Dodd, proudly collects his first Badges ever, while holding his Derby car for the races later

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The 1960s proved to be a pivotal point in Johnsonville’s history, with many older, colonial structures demolished to make way for modern facilities to support a growing suburb. A homestead on the corner of Dr Taylor Terrace and Frankmoore Avenue gave way to a complex of 22 residential units, similar to the apartment blocks we see today, and marked the start of the commercial boom in the suburb. A lasting reminder of the building boom, and still here presently, was the construction of the Johnsonville Shopping Centre at the end of the 1960s. An increase in housing and more needs for residents led

to the demolition of many early buildings in the ‘main shopping triangle’, as well as the takeover of a large portion of the railway yards, to make room for a proposed 50,000 square foot covered shopping mall. Huge interest was shown in the official mall opening on the evening of October 20, 1969, with hundreds of residents attending. The building boom also gave birth to a branch library in Broderick Road, after the mobile library was discontinued. The new library, which still resides in Broderick Road, proved so popular in its first year that it had 100,000 book issues in its first year.


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TE ARIKI, Marie Susan (nee Jensen)– Passed away at Wellington Hospital on Friday 27 September 2013 with family at her side. Dearly loved and devoted wife of Mana married for 47 years. Much loved mother and mother-inlaw of Paul & Shelley, Maria, Melissa and Phil, Deeana & Gene, Yvette, and Mark. Cherished and loved Grandma of her 14 grandchildren. Loved sister of Bev and Paul. She will be missed by her nieces , nephews, cousins and close friends. A Requiem Mass for Marie has been held. STUBBE, Fransicus Johannes (Frank) Snr. – On 27 September 2013, at 2:30pm, peacefully with family members. Much loved husband of Jane (Jans), father and father-in-law of Maria & Mike, Frank & Helen, Cate, John & Phillipa, Bruce & Peter, and Danny & Moon. Much loved Opa of Johanna, Lindsay, Alec, Alister, Nick, Beth, Xavier, and Zachary. A special thanks to Dr Peter Moodie and the wonderful, caring staff and volunteers at Mary Potter Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations to the hospice would be appreciated and may be left at the service. Messages to the family may be sent C/- 306 Willis St, Wellington, and tributes can be left online at www.heavenaddress.com. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held in the Main Karori Chapel, Rosehaugh Ave, Karori, on Wednesday 2 October 2013 at 11:00am. All friends of the family are welcome

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Wellington Firebirds cricketer Luke Woodcock watches on as West Park School's Ethan Reille completes an agility exercise.

Future black caps in the making By Robert Johnson Even the wet weather couldn’t put a damper on the excitement from West Park School students as they were visited by Wellington Firebirds cricketer Luke Woodcock. The international cricketer has been visiting schools in the area with Johnsonville Cricket Club development officer Rick Mudgway and Cricket Wellington’s Matt Wills as part of Cricket Wellington’s Cricket Awareness Programme. The programme teaches primary school children the three basics of cricket—batting, bowling and fielding—as well as encouraging them to get involved in cricket with their local clubs.

West Park School sports coordinator Andrew Parkinson says the programme allows children to learn about teamwork and other valuable skills. “We did it last year and it’s a great chance for the kids to learn from experts who have a different skill-set to what we teachers might have. For many of the children, it’s their first experience with cricket so and this provides a great introduction.” Children participated in a variety of drills, including catching and bowling at wickets, in the school hall to escape the elements. Mudgway says the programme has reached 13,000 kids in Wellington and over 1000 in the northern suburbs. “We hope the kids enjoy the 45

Larsen also punished a top score of 57 runs from just 37 balls, showing some promising form ahead of the start of the regular season. Onslow lost their first game to Taradale by 8 wickets, who took the attack apart through Central Stags player Kieran Noema-Barnett. The next two games were tight, with Onslow falling short by seven and eight runs respectively after being in a good position, but they rallied to win their last game against Kapiti Old-Boys on Sunday. “It was good for us to get into a winning position in those games but we need to finish those games off,” O’Connor says. He hopes the club can finish in the top four again this season despite losing batsman Barry Rhodes, who scored 800 runs last season, to Auckland. “The tournament was a great opportunity to play on grass pitches which just doesn’t happen in Wellington during September.

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Luke Woodcock, Johnsonville Cricket Club's Rick Mudgway and Matt Wills from Cricket Wellington with a happy group of kids after the first session of the morning. Room 13's Christopher FarroHoward lines up the wickets for a run-out. >>

minute sessions and are encouraged to join a club and get involved in Saturday cricket.” Woodcock enjoys seeing the excitement that comes when the kids learn new skills. “It’s fun seeing them enjoy themselves and smiling when they learn something new they can use,” he says. “We didn’t have a lot of this kind of thing when I was growing up so it’s great to be a part of.” Erin Moore, who teaches room 13, says the kids had been looking forward to the visit for the whole week. “Anything like this gets them really excited. It’s fantastic to see these guys supporting the community in such a great way.”

Positives for Onslow ahead of season opener By Robert Johnson Onslow Cricket Club’s premier men’s team is confident of a good season despite winning just one of four games at a pre-season 20/20 tournament over the weekend. The club attended the Kilbirnie Sports Hawkes Bay 20/20 tournament for the third year running with teams from Wellington, Kapiti and Auckland also in attendance. Onslow Cricket Club development officer Sean O’Connor says despite the sole win, there were plenty of positives to come out of it. “We have a relatively young team this year and were without our big name player, Stew Rhodes, who is recovering from injury, but we had a good win and a couple of close games that could have gone either way.” One of those encouraging performances came from all-rounder Corey Larsen, son of former Black Cap Gavin Larsen, who was the tournaments third top wicket taker with seven.

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