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Pictured: Head Boy Daniel Bowkett and Deputy Head Boys Henry Glogau and Benson Oosterbaan stand outside the college’s current assembly hall, which will be developed into the new Memorial Hall and Performing Arts Centre.
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Halfway there By Nikki Papatsoumas However the current roll is now double this figure and Mr Robinson says the space is now proving inadequate as an assembly hall. As well as this the school’s current performing arts centre, the Brierley Theatre, can only house an audience of 160, and the new centre would allow for a much larger audience. “The idea is for this new building to be a flexible allpurpose building, to be both a meeting place but also a vibrant performing arts centre,” he says. The first stage of the project is expected to cost $8 million. So far the college has man-
aged to raise $3.5m through fundraising and donations, leaving them $4m short of their total goal. Mr Robinson says it has been a long process and the college is now determined to meet its stated goal. “It is high time that this project came to fruition and something happened.” He says ideally they would like to raise the remaining money in time to begin construction in December 2014, which would allow the centre to be up and running in time for the college’s 150 year celebration in 2017. He says completion of the project will not only benefit
the college, but the wider community. “It is the college’s intention that this will be able to be used by the public, as a public facility. Our aim is to share this with the community. “It will be a benefit to all the community of Wellington.” As part of their fundraising efforts, this Tuesday college students and staff will compete in a stationery ‘bikeathon’. The event, which is now in its second year, will see a team of staff and a team of students compete against each other by cycling for 24 hours on stationery bikes. “We wanted to think out of
the square and really attract attention to the Raise the Roof campaign,” Mr Robinson says. At the end of the bikeathon the college will then kick off a TradeMe auction which will feature 12 sports-only auction items. These include a full day of skiing with Olympian Simon Wi Rutene, and a coaching session with Black Cap cricketer Mark Greatbach. “We are very excited about this, there are 12 major sporting experiences available.” For more information head to www.wellington-college. school.nz
Think outside the box when it comes to cycling By Nikki Papatsoumas Frocks on Bikes is a movement working towards normalising cycling as an everyday form of transport by being inclusive and encouraging everyone to jump on their bikes. Frocks on Bikes was formed in 2008 after a group of women took part in the annual ‘Go by Bike Day’. The women spotted each other across a sea of fluro, and realised they were all wearing normal clothes – Frocks on Bikes was born. Co-coordinator Christina Bellis, who is also part of the Wellington ‘mothership,’ says Frocks on Bikes began with a focus on climate change and women, but has evolved into so much more. “We wanted to create a niche for women and create a service that didn’t exist. But now it has become about sustainability, convenience, fitness and exercise for everyone.” The movement has proved to be so popular, groups have popped up around the country, and even across the Tasman.
Christina says she has been commuting by bike for the past 11 years, and part of the movement is encouraging people to think outside the box when it comes to cycling. “We don’t need to see cycling as a sport. It has been taken into a sport mentality but can be a recreation and it can be just a commute, you don’t have to get all sweaty. “People look beautiful out on their bikes, it’s a lovely image people happy on bikes.” They often have group rides, which Christina says are great for people who love to ride but are too scared to cycle on Wellington streets. “We are show don’t tell. We just get out there and do it and invite people to come along with us. The more people see others doing it they think ‘I could be doing that.’” They also offer street skill workshops for people who want to cycle but may feel nervous. The classes provide participants with bike handling skills, and help to build confidence.
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Empire Cinema to retire By Nikki Papatsoumas The Island Bay community was saddened to learn The Empire Cinema had closed its doors for good last Wednesday. The news came as a shock to many locals who were unaware the cinema, located on The Parade, was considering closing. The Empire offered three boutique cinemas, as well as a café and has been a popular spot for locals since opening eight years ago. It was refurbished after the original Empire Cinema closed its doors in the late 1960’s. Manager of the Penthouse Cinema in Brooklyn Iain Macleod says the closure is reflective of today’s market. “I think it’s sad when any business closes, and there is a lot of competition out there. It’s not just the cinemas that are having trouble, it’s the stadium, the
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Reviving the Niue language By Nikki Papatsoumas Last week was the official Niue Language Week. The week was organised by the Niue Kaufakalataha Wellington Region Inc (NKWR), and is in its second year. Reverend Tom Etuata is now retired, but as chairman of the NKWR has helped to establish and organise the language week which runs from October 13 to 20. He says the purpose of the language week is to revive the language. “For most of our New Zealand born, English is their first language and most of them do not understand or speak the Niue language.
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Annual Exhibition Wellington Photographic Society will be showcasing the work of some of their members at their annual exhibition at the St James Theatre on Courtenay Place between November 5 and 18. Some of the images will be for sale and entry is free. Wellington Photographic Society is one of the country's oldest and largest photographic societies. Those making a special trip to see the exhibition are encouraged to check opening times with the St James.
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By Robert Johnson Wellington Mayor Celia WadeBrown is looking forward to increasing public confidence in Wellington and the council after winning the mayoral race last Saturday. Ms Wade-Brown secured her second term as mayor after beating John Morrison by a majority of 2284 votes—finishing on 26,854 compared to Mr Morrison’s total of 24,570. She gave a celebratory ‘yahoo’ when receiving the call to confirm the result on Saturday evening and gave her husband
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week meeting the councillors, both old and new, and is happy with what she has seen. “I’m very pleased with the make-up of the council. They are all very positive and enthusiastic and have some great ideas for a sustainable city.” She says despite a number of councillors having differing political affiliations, there are common goals among them all. “I’ve talked to councillors with a Green affiliation who are passionate about economic initiatives and are very ‘urban greens’. Those at the other end
of the political spectrum have shown interest in parks and reserves. There are definitely some shared goals.” Ms Wade-Brown says the goal for the next three years will be continuing the vision of a good economy and a sustainable city through attracting good quality jobs, saving money through shared services with other councils and improving public transport. “I’ve got a good grasp of the magnitude of this role now and am looking forward to increasing the confidence in our city,”
Council welcomes new faces By Nikki Papatsoumas The southern and eastern wards welcome two new faces to the council table. David Lee joins Paul Eagle as southern ward councillor, while Sarah Free will join Simon Marsh and Ray AhipeneMercer in the eastern ward. Both councillors ousted existing previous councillors, Mr Lee was elected over incumbent Bryan Pepperell in the southern ward, and Ms Free beat Leonie Gill in the eastern ward. Both new councillors say while campaigning they have managed to establish a good relationship with their communities, and they are now looking forward to the next three years. Mr Lee says he is “delighted” to have been elected. “I didn’t run with the expectation of losing, it wasn’t ‘let’s
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Ms Free says now she will focus on the platforms she campaigned for, which includes cycling infrastructure, something she will try to make progress on as soon as possible. Both councillors stood as Green party candidates for the election, and say although they got in on a green ticket, they are now looking to work as a collective.
“It is very easy to label us, we are Green but I believe everyone has an element of ‘greenness,’” David says. “A lot of the other council will support many of our initiatives, whether they are Green or not,” Sarah says, “all the signs are we will be able to work really well together.”
Last Friday Mayor Celia Wade-Brown announced that Northern Ward councillor Justin Lester will be appointed as Deputy Mayor. The new deputy mayor is Wellington’s youngest councillor, and says he is excited at the opportunity to work with the mayor. “I’m honoured to be offered this role and will strive to do the best I can to serve the interests of all Wellingtonians, Mr Lester says. “We’ve got a large group of new councillors who are very talented and I look forward to working with them alongside the returning councillors.”
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Iconic event in fifth year By Nikki Papatsoumas The Fabric-a-brac event, which has proven to be very popular, will return once again this year. The event, which is now in its fifth year, offers stall holders the opportunity to sell old fabric they have no use for, and is perfect for anyone who loves to sew and may be looking for unique fabrics. Stallholders at the event range from private sewers to small clothing, accessory or upholstery businesses. The Fabric-a-brac has proven so popular, people have even started their own events in other locations, including New Plymouth, Auckland and even Sydney and Brisbane. Founder of the Wellington event Josie Bren-
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By Nikki Papatsoumas The Worser Bay School Gala is coming up in November and this year the theme will be ‘Welcome to Wonderland’. Wonderland was Miramar’s very own theme park and was opened in 1907 by Chase Morris Esq. It was located at the north end of Miramar near the present site of Camperdown Studios on the block bordered by Darlington and Camperdown Roads. The theme park went into liquidation in 1911, four years after opening. Now, Worser Bay School students, staff and families will transform the school into its very own wonderland on November 10. Worser Bay School principal Jude Pentecost says every year the school likes to try and stick with a theme that reflects
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We are now offering FREE Healthy Heart checks. Why not give yourself an early Christmas present. Talk to a Nurse to see if you qualify. Tel 380 8855, option 2.
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Monday October 21, 2013
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: How do you feel about Empire Cinema in Island Bay closing down last week?
Thomas Kernreiter Island Bay
Irene McLachlan Island Bay
Doug Dixon Island Bay
Sara Filoche Island Bay
Heather Bory Island Bay
“I didn’t know they were going to close down. It’s not good for Island Bay it is one of the places we could go to hang out.”
“I am pretty disappointed I really enjoyed going there. It was really out of the blue for us to see it had closed down.”
“I’m gutted, it was a really cool cinema we used to take the kids as well. I didn’t even know it was happening.”
“I am gutted, we would take the kids there in the school holidays, and me and the girls would go down in the evening. It seemed to happen so quickly.”
“It’s really sad, we just went there on Saturday. I didn’t go to often but it’s such a shame I feel really sorry for the workers.”
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.
Mark MacCallum Island Bay “I am disappointed I used to go there occasionally and to the café occasionally as well. It was nice to have a cinema you could walk to.”
A blessing Dear Ed, I was touched by your story about the small puppy Noah, in last weeks Cook Strait News. (Cook Strait News 14 October 2013). What a gorgeous wee thing!
I loved the premise of blessing the animals and also making an adoption day of it. I do hope they found homes for some of their foster animals, it breaks my heart to see so many animals neglected and abandoned in such
horrible circumstances. Thank goodness for the kind souls that keep the SPCA running so these animals have a fighting chance. Kind Regards, T. McGee
A rest home with a difference: Kilmarnock Heights Home At Kilmarnock Heights Home we recognise people can maintain control over their lives, wherever they live and whatever their age. You can maintain your independence, whilst we support your daily living. You’ll enjoy companionship and fun in safe and peaceful surroundings. It’s your home, so the choice is yours. At Kilmarnock Heights Home we offer: • Rest home care • Respite and convalescent care • Day activity programmes Keep enjoying the things you love at Kilmarnock Heights Home.
Call us on (04) 380 2034 to find out more about Kilmarnock Heights Home. For more information about the range of services offered by Enliven visit www.psc.org.nz or freecall 0800 ENLIVEN (that’s 0800 36 54 83)
Monday October 21, 2013
MINUTES WITH: Steve Fejos
Branch Sales Consultant for Remax Kilbirnie
Q A Q A Q A Q A
What is your favourite food? Weiner Schnitzel with Hungarian pickled gherkins
What makes you smile?
Mr. Bean –an absolute classic that has no language or cultural barriers.
What’s your pet hate? Bad drivers who are not aware of others on the road and people who are always late to an appointment – perhaps the two are related?
What’s your favourite music? The older I get the more I like Johnny Cash - especially his lyrics.
Q A Q A Q A Q A
What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? I am a very proud Hungarian, speak fluent Hungarian and also hold a Hungarian passport.
Who would you invite to dinner? Usually close friends and always entertain at the table. We have a large 12 seater dining table which is ideal for entertaining.
Your favoured holiday destination? Fiji - Love the climate and the friendly people.
What’s next on your wish list? A Classic 1960’ VW Kombi Camper.
Your Choice : PERFORMANCE
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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop a network of tertiary learning throughout the greater Wellington region. To find out what subjects WelTec offer check out www.weltec.ac.nz
Monday October 21, 2013
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Stay hydrated this summer While it's always a good idea to stay hydrated, it's especially important when the temperatures of summer start rising. Whether you're spending your vacation camping and hiking or just doing more outdoor daily activities like biking and walking, I've got some tips for how you can stay hydrated during the warm weather months. Eat your water. Chowing down on water-filled foods like watermelon, is an easy and refreshing way to keep hydrated. Swap soda for sparkling water. If you're trying to kick a soda habit, sparkling water is a healthy, but still fizzy, alternative. Hydrate before exercising. Be sure to drink water before exercising to maximize your workout.
Drink water on the plane. If you're traveling this Summer, don't forget to drink up the H2O on the plane. Stay hydrated at work. Even when working indoors, it's important to keep the fluids handy. There are five more ways, so read more. Drink water before meals. By drinking water before meals, not only will you stay hydrated but you're less likely to overeat. Have enough on hand. When you're spending the day camping or biking, it's important to bring enough water to last the trip. Spice it up with healthy flavouring. If you're having a hard time getting enough water, spice it up with some natural flavoring. Keep track of your daily water intake.
SKIN AND BODY
October we are making our Hands and Feet Month! Pure Fiji is now in store, making our Manicures and Pedicures more luxurious! To celebrate the launch of our new Manicure and Pedicure Spa Product, Pure Fiji, we are offering $15 off our Deluxe Manicures and Pedicures! These have become more luxurious now, including a milk bath soak, an amazing sugar scrub, paraffin wax, a scalp massage and 15 minutes longer! We are offering $15 off our OPI Gel Manicures and Pedicures for the month of October so your nails will hold your colour of choice for up to 2-3 weeks!
Skin Care - Massage - Waxing - Tanning - Vouchers
Dr Irina Kvatch & Dr Nick Song (Dentists) Kim Ongley (Dental Hygienist)
New patients always welcome
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Try this tasty and handy way to keep track of your H2O intake. Keep a reusable bottle with you. Having a water bottle with you at
all times is the easiest way to stay hydrated without even thinking about it.
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Hydrating prior to exercise is important in aiding your workout.
Here is some advice that will help you have fun with fashion as you get older. As we grow older our bodies often change and an important part of the aging process is to continue to celebrate your body, you just have to adapt your style to suit your body shape. Be an individual: Wearing a great cut of skirt or jean, together with a well-chosen top to flatter your skin tone and body, will set you on your way to looking good. Pay particular attention to how you wear colours and styles together. Quality over quantity: Choose well-made clothes. If this means buying less then so be it. Buy some good quality pieces of clothing which will form the basis of your wardrobe. Your wardrobe should reflect your own regard for yourself. Hold yourself in high esteem and use your clothes along with your grooming to communicate this. The right fit: Correctly fitting clothing is everything. Expensive and budget clothing can all look awful if they don’t fit properly so find a brand that gives you the best look. Clothing should gently skim your body, anything oversized will conceal any definition making you look like a sack of potatoes. Anything too tight will cling to your body. - Around the armholes. Is there any puckering or pulling? - Wherever buttons or fastenings meet. Are the areas between the fastenings exposing flesh? - Across your tummy. Is the garment riding up stretching or losing its shape?
Celebrities such as Jane Fonda show that despite your age, you can still look amazing with the right style of clothing to suit your figure.
- Across your behind and round your crotch. Trousers that are too tight pull and crease around the crotch. The eye will be immediately drawn here and you just don’t need that. - Around or across your bust. Does it make your breasts a strange shape when fastened? Is it riding up over the bust because there isn’t enough fabric in the design? - Across your back. It may be making tramlines in a fleshy back or not allowing you to swing your arms freely.
Nail health The shape and colour of your nails may be indicators of your health. Pale or bluish nails may indicate anaemia. If the pink colour is slow to return when the nail is squeezed, it may be a sign of decreased circulation. Clubbed nails shaped like the back of a
Less is more Have you ever noticed how some of your friends look best with no makeup at all? No matter your age, too much makeup makes you look worse. If you wear foundation, powder, blush, liner, mascara, eyeshadow, lip liner and gloss on an everyday basis, then you're overdoing it. Tone it down: All you really need is a great mascara, concealer for blemishes and gloss. Add a pop of blush in winter.
spoon may mean cardiopulmonary disease or asthma. Spoon nails which dip inwards could mean certain types of anaemia or injury. Pitted nails with punched-out spots may signal psoriasis.
Monday October 21, 2013 Trades & Services
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Need a new roof? Repairs? Or Spouting? We have been servicing the Wellington area for the past 25 years. Give us a call for a no obligation quote.
• Lawns • Gardens • Rubbish removal • Section clearing • Hedges • Handyman • Free quotes
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Relay of old and new carpets All materials can be supplied Phone John
381 2216 027 442 6915
Interior Painting & Wallpapering
Member Master Painters NZ Contact John 388 3862 or 027 4466371 John’s Decorations Ltd email@example.com
REG DRAINLAYER Graham Plumbing & Drainage Ltd Call John 970 2409 or 027 457 4999
Caregivers Required, Part Time We are seeking experienced Caregivers for our Maupuia Lifecare.
PH. 0800 846484
Good Natured Garden Services Ltd For all gardening needs from section clean ups to rubbish removal and everything in between.
Ring Paul on: M: (027) 4433-535 P: 0800 383 752
Phone Mike 021 177 7854 or 04 973 0439 A/H
If you have an affinity with older people, are caring, empathetic and passionate about providing good quality care to the elderly, then we want to hear from you. You must be eligible to work in New Zealand and be able to pass a criminal check.
To apply send CV and cover letter to Alberto Jr Calope by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Applications close on 31 October 2013.
Earning potential: $1000 per week for 3/4 days
Invest from $14,500+gst. Find out how. Call Jims Mowing 939-1773
Thursday 31 October 6.30 - 8pm 44041
PAINTING TEAM Exc. Refs. Comp. Rates. All work guaranteed. FREE QUOTES Marcus Ph: 973-4343 or Mb 021 764-831
Come dressed as Angels, Superheroes or Saints! Island Bay Presbyterian Church Hall 88 The Parade For more info contact Melanie on email@example.com Year 1-8, Gold coin entry per child, Parents welcome
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Are you looking for casual work…… Brentwood Hotel in Kilbirnie seeks a casual Houseperson to work in the Housekeeping Department, hours 20 hours per week includes weekends. Applicants need to be reliable, fit & energetic, some lifting involved. Customer focused with good English & communication skills. Be well presented. Able to work in a fast paced environment. We provide a uniform, free parking & staff meals. NZ residents please only apply. For an interview contact Pat 920-0400 Rate: $13.75
WORK SCHOOL HOURS
Cleaning nice family homes Minimum 10 hours/wk. Week days including Thur, Fri. Stress free. Car & good English essential.
E D U C AT I O N C E N T R E S
Thursday 31st October 6.30pm-8.00pm Wellington South Salvation Army
Alternative to Halloween
Phone For An Appointment 38 COUTTS ST, KILBIRNIE P: 387 8586
16 Constable Street Opposite the Newtown Library Lots of fun and exciting activities for all ages! Come dressed as to explore space or as your favourite space character! Gold coin entry
DOWN: 1 Steal, 2 Overtime, 3 Nursed, 4 Family tree, 5 Rayon, 6 Exploit, 7 Column, 8 Petal, 10 Adjudicate, 11 Sucrose, 12 Viewer, 17 Dust jacket, 18 Hairy, 21 Refusal, 23 Outlast, 25 Hangar, 26 Blends, 27 Trance, 28 Casino, 30 Swear, 32 Rule, 33 Long, 34 Jamb, 40 Agreed, 42 Thaw, 44 Agenda, 45 Glaze, 46 Theatre, 48 Hoarse, 49 Referendum, 50 Hide, 51 Dolphin, 52 Weld, 53 Berate, 58 Marionette, 59 Repertoire, 63 Sense, 64 Umbrella, 66 Lowered, 67 Smuggle, 69 Old hat, 70 Strike, 71 Alters, 73 Write, 74 Pasta, 76 Stray.
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SOLUTION 945: ACROSS: 1 Shorten, 4 Fire escape, 9 Massive, 13 Even, 14 Grumpy, 15 Polite, 16 Ejected, 19 Lettuce, 20 Land of milk and honey, 21 Remote, 22 Utmost, 24 Character, 29 Earliest, 30 Strong, 31 Eternal, 35 Shocking, 36 Tavern, 37 Away, 38 Plain, 39 Lag, 41 Taste, 43 Target, 47 Abhor, 50 Hod, 54 Cruel, 55 Gale, 56 Enamel, 57 Daffodil, 60 Headway, 61 Dawdle, 62 Treasure, 65 Altimeter, 67 Seemed, 68 Gnomon, 72 Blow one's own trumpet, 75 Louvres, 77 Thirsty, 78 Lining, 79 Seized, 80 Slur, 81 Studied, 82 Decelerate, 83 Summary.
CERTIFIED Builders all types of work undertaken.
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245: PEANUT: 39 words - Ant, ante, ape, apt, ate, aunt, eat, nap, nape, neap, neat, net, nut, pan, pane, pant, pat, pate, paten, pea, PEANUT, peat, pen, pet, pun, punt, put, tan, tap, tape, tau, taupe, tea, ten, tun, tuna, tune, tup, unapt
WANTED to buy old Gold and Estates Wed 9-5pm. Lloyd Kelly Jewellers. 163 Riddiford Street, Newtown. PAINTING Decorating for all Painting Services by competent and considerate Tradesmen. Realistic rates. Phone Neil 388-7518
We have part time positions available, working on a rolling and rotating roster Monday to Sunday, covering all shifts.
PORTER William Richard (Bill): September 28, 2013
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FACT Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
Part time Room Attendants Required The Brentwood Hotel in Kilbirnie seeks part time room attendants: Hours are rostered & include weekends. Applicants should be fit & enthusiastic. Able to work in fast paced team environment. Customer focused with fluent English. We provide a uniform, free parking & staff meals. NZ residents please only apply. For an interview contact Pat 920-0400.
OPEN TO VIEW Saturday 2 November 2013, 10am-1pm We would like to invite the wider community who have watched our school being built to come and view our new environment. 43 Strathmore Ave, Strathmore Park
Do you need staff? Advertise in the Cook Strait News
Call David Lewis on Ph: 587 1660
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WHATS ON... The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $15.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office, phone (04) 587 1660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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How many words of three or more letters, including plurals, can you make from the six letters, using each letter only once? No foreign words or words beginning with a capital are allowed. There's at least one six-letter word. TODAY Good 25 Very Good 30 Excellent 35 Solution 244: are, art, ate, ear, earth, eat, era, err, hare, hart, hat, hate, hater, hear, heart, heat, her, rare, rat, rate, RATHER, rear, ret, rhea, tar, tare, tea, tear, terra, the.
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1 Abbreviate (7) 4 Emergency egress (4,6) 9 Exceptionally large and heavy (7) 13 Uniform (4) 14 Peevish, sulky (6) 15 Civil (6) 16 Expelled (7) 19 Salad vegetable (7) 20 Place overflowing with the good things of life (4,2,4,3,5) 21 Out-of-the-way (6) 22 The greatest possible degree (6) 24 Person in novel, play (9) 29 First in time (8) 30 Concentrated (6) 31 Everlasting (7) 35 Scandalous, lurid (8) 36 Public house (6) 37 Absent (4) 38 Undecorated (5) 39 Wrap with insulation (3) 1
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Sample by mouth (5) Goal (6) Detest (5) Brick carrier (3) Heartless (5) Strong wind (4) Tooth coating (6) Spring flower (8) Progress (7) Walk slowly, idly (6) Cherish (8) Height instrument (9) Appeared to be (6) Sundial arm (6) Boast about your achievements (4,4,3,7) Window slats (7) Dry (7) Interior coating (6) Grabbed (6) Aspersion (4) Examined (7) Slow down (10) PrĂŠcis (7)
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Side post of doorway (4) Saw eye to eye (6) Defrost (4) Programme (6) Glossy coating (5) Playhouse (7) Croaky (6) Public vote (10) Conceal (4) Sea mammal (7) Fuse together (4) Scold (6) Stringed puppet (10) Singer's stock of songs (10) Feel (5) Weather shield (8) Let down (7) Import secretly (7) Tediously familiar (3,3) Workforce walkout (6) Changes (6) Correspond (5) Italian dish (5) Wander off (5)
Got a story you think is news worthy? T N A W WE ! ! T I R A TO HE
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Monday October 21, 2013
SPO R TS BR IE F
Club welcomes new members
Ungu Capoeira has organised its first festival which will take place on Labour weekend from October 25 to 28. This festival includes workshops of Brazilian dances, capoeira, acrobatics and music. These workshops will be led by masters in capoeira and experienced dance teachers from all over the world. On top of that it also introduces the first New Zealand capoeira tournament. For more information www.nzcapoeira.co.nz
Coach Dave Wells, driver/crewman Paul Langman, crewman /driver Henry Williams, crewman Jack Malin and Neil Forbes Coach compete in the 90 Mile Beach Classic race in Northland.
By Nikki Papatsoumas The Worser Bay Surf Life Saving Club are a family orientated club who are welcoming new members as the summer months approach. The club, which currently has between 120 and 150 members, had their registration day on Sunday, and club days will continue to be held each Sunday from 2pm for the rest of the year. Club chair Grant Rae says this is the perfect opportunity for kids between the age of 7 to 13 to come in and register for nippers, where children will receive training towards their
junior surf achievement award. As well as the nipper programme for children under the age of 14, the club also runs regular life guard training courses. Anyone who is a competent swimmer above the age of 14 can learn to be a life guard, through a surf life guard training programme. Grant says they currently have 25 active life guards, and would love to increase this number by encouraging more people to get involved from a younger age. He says it is important to keep kids enthusiastic from a young
age, so they can train to become life guards when they reach the appropriate age. “It is action, fun and excitement. We can offer kids a whole range of life skills. It is not just about saving people it’s about mechanics, maintenance and team work.” He says good swimming and a reasonable fitness level are required, but you don’t have to be an athlete to be a life guard. “You don’t have to be an athlete to be a top life guard. It’s about being enthusiastic and be prepared to learn skills and discipline.”
As well as running these programmes the club also participates in carnival days across the Wellington region. The first nipper carnival day is being held on Sunday November 24 at Worser Bay Beach, and Grant says they are expecting between 150 to 200 children will participate from Worser Bay, Lyall Bay, Maranui, Titahi Bay, Paekakariki, Otaki and Riversdale. For more information about the club, head to their website www.worserbaylsc.org.nz/ home
for East Sarah Free A big thanks to the Eastern Ward for electing me as one of your Councillors. Authorised by Jon Field, Level 2, 17 Garrett Street, Wellington
Please feel free to contact me should you need to:
04 383 7337 • 022 121 6412 Email and web www.sarahfree.org.nz
SPORTS TRUST SPONSORED BY MIRAMAR & KILBIRNIE THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED $3700 IN SEPTEMBER 2013 TO EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS, KINDERGARTENS, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND SPORTS CLUBS ETC.
DEAN GALT (ESST) WITH ZEPHYR HERRIOT - WATERPOLO TRAVEL TO GREECE
DEAN GASKIN - IRONMAN KONA - TRAVEL TO HAWAII
THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED TO THE FOLLOWING EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS. TE ORA HOU WELLINGTON EAST - TOUCH RUGBY TEAM • WGTN HARRIER ATHLETIC CLUB NZ ROAD RELAY CHRISTCHURCH • PARAFED WELLINGTON - COACHING WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL WELLINGTON FOOTBALL CLUB - PLAYING GEAR • JESSICA CLARKIN NZ WOMENS VOLLEYBALL - TRAVEL • TURBOS SLOWPITCH - TEAM TOPS
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GIVEN AWAY TO DATE $1,165,180
Monday October 21, 2013
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