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Safety zone Continued from page 1 By Nikki Papatsoumas The Blue Lines project was developed by GNS Science, after they created a model that was able to show the maximum run up height for a tsunami. The first blue tsunami lines were painted in Island Bay in February 2010, and later in Owhiro Bay and Houghton Bay. W R E MO m a n a ge r of community resilience Dan Neely says because these communities are similar low lying suburbs, they are also vulnerable to a local source tsunami. D a n s ays We d n e s d ay night’s meeting at the Kilbirnie ASB Centre went

really well with around 50 people showing up. “It was great considering the weather that evening. We had some great questions and participation.” GNS Scientist Dr Graham Leonard was present to explain the science behind tsunamis and answer any questions. A work ing group was formed at the end of the evening made up of members of the community. Dan says the project is very much a community initiative and it will be their job to help with local knowledge. “We want to keep this project really community focused. The best ideas will come from the community

we don’t have their kind of wealth of knowledge.” He says they will help with building on any other potential council initiatives that would help to enhance resilience in the local community. They will also help to identify some of the vulnerabilities in the community. “Groups like schools, early childhood centres and the elderly are harder to evacuate. There is no easy solution, so how do we as a community come up with ideas to improve on.” He says moving forward

they will present action plans to the community and see how they want to address them, but they hope to have lines painted in these suburbs in roughly three months. Once they have completed rolling the lines out along the southern coast they will start to focus on Breaker Bay and the Miramar Peninsula.

Bringing comfort to driving By Nikki Papatsoumas A Newtown man has designed Morfit, a product that will help to eliminate back pain. Registered Osteopath Martin Rooke says the concept was born after he drove his mini for an eight hour journey. He says although he was fit, healthy in his 20’s, when he got out of the car he couldn’t stand up straight and suffered from back pain for 18 months afterwards. Martin says he believes that like ergonomic chairs in the workplace, car seats should also meet the same standards of comfort. This inspired him to develop Morfit. Morfit is easily attached to any vehicle seat and molds to your lower back to provide lumber support. After years of putting the project on the back burner, Martin finally decided to get

the ball rolling, and in 2007 set up Fullmove Ltd to pursue the concept. He then worked on market research before getting a patent and trademark for Morfit in 2011. Martin says he has designed Morfit so that it can be shaped in any way and then set firm, to fit the greatest number of people and car seat variants. He says cars seats are unlikely to fit everyone perfectly, as everyone is a different height, weight and build. “There have been massive amounts of research correlating back pain and driving, in fact the more you drive the more you are likely to suffer from back pain.” Martin says it is a common misconception that back pain comes from heavy lifting. “We associate back pain with doing physical stuff, however you can get it from just sitting

Newtown resident Martin Rooke has designed Morfit, a product that can be fitted to any vehicle to provide lumber support.

down at your desk or in your car. However people don’t often associate sitting with causing trouble. “We are not saying we have found the cure, but it should be

a part of back pain management.” For more information on Morfit, and how to purchase one head to www.morfit.co.nz

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New experience for fish & chip lovers inbriefnews and a selection of vegetables and salads. They have also catered to vegetarians with mushroom aranchini, gluten free hash browns and a grilled halloumi salad. There will also be desserts on offer. David has been a chef for 20 years, spending six years at Café Polo in Hataitai and working at such restaurants as Shed 5, and Logan Brown. David says he believes food should be tasty, invigorating and “make you want more.” “I just love really high quality good food, and I strongly believe it’s up to all chefs to bring back real food.” He also believes fish and chips do not have to be a unhealthy option. David says it has always been his dream to open a fish and chip store and when the site

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Polly Chapple, Lisa Turnbull and David Thurlow outside the new Huckle & Co. fish and chip store in Seatoun.

became available in Seatoun, he quickly snapped it up. “It was pretty ideal here, I love corner stores and it’s nice and close to the beach. “It’s brilliant The journey over the last four or five weeks been crazy,

from the shell this place was to what we’re looking at now.” Huckle & Co is now open seven days a week, from 2pm to 9pm from Monday to Friday, and from 11.30am to 9pm on the weekends at 31a Dundas Street in Seatoun.

Running for research By Nikki Papatsoumas Those participating in AMI Round the Bays this summer are encouraged to ‘Run for Research’. The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s leading independent medical research institute, with scientists specialising in the fields of cancer, asthma and allergy research. Based in Wellington at Victoria University, their scientists are dedicated to finding better treatments and cures for these diseases and more. For the third year running they are the Official Charity of AMI Round the Bays and they are once again holding the ‘Run for Research’ fundraiser. Anyone who registers to take part in AMI Round the Bays can then choose to sign up for Run for Research and create their own online fundraising page for friends and family

members to sponsor them. All money fundraised will go towards the Institute, which as a registered charity, needs all the support it can get to ensure things continue to tick over smoothly. Marketing and Relationship Manager for the Malaghan Institute Victoria Hale says Run for Research is their major community fundraiser for the year. “It is a really good opportunity to raise awareness about the Malaghan Institute. A lot of people have no idea that we are here in Wellington,” says Victoria. She says almost everyone is affected by diseases that the Malaghan scientists are researching, whether it is them personally or someone that they know, which is why it is such a worthy cause to support.

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Men around the country started the weekend clean shaven as Movember 2013 kicks off. Last year more than 15,000 Mo Bros and Mo Sista’s from across New Zealand registered and raised more than $1.57 million for Movember partners, the Cancer Society and Mental Health Foundation. Movember country manager Rob Dunne says this year he wants to see more than 18,000 Kiwis get involved with the month of moustachery. The New Zealand Movember team works with their charity partners to ensure funding gets to the programs that count. “It’s amazing how many people grow a moustache during Movember, and this year we want to get as many of those people we can to register at Movember.com,” he says. “Movember is about creating conversation and a strong community of understanding around men’s health issues. The funds New Zealand raised in 2012 have gone directly to our partners, and we’re excited to see what we can contribute again this year,” says Dunne. Register now at www. movember.com

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Garage sale with a difference! Island Bay Presbyterian Church is holding a garage sale on Saturday November 16 to raise money to upgrade facilities that are used widely by the community. A special draw will be the silent auction for a lovely wooden church pew. The church’s just published 2014 Island Bay calendar will be for sale on the day. Doors open from 10am until midday, at 88 The Parade.

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By Nikki Papatsoumas Seatoun’s new fish and chip shop Huckle & Co. gives a fresh and healthy spin on a kiwi classic. The new store is located where the Greasy Groper once was and promises to deliver a different experience for fish and chip lovers. Owner and operator David Thurlow says he wants to make fish and chips the way they are meant to be. “I really want to turn back the clock and do things the old fashioned way. “We have become saturated with mass produced factory food that doesn’t represent anything of where it has come from.” This is reflected in their menu, which promises to offer the freshest fish which will be made to order, hand cut fries


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Giving the lawn a ‘mo’

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By Nikki Papatsoumas A local man is encouraging people to support Movember in a more unique way this month. Gavin McGlashan is the regional franchisor for Jim’s Mowing and he says he wants to raise awareness for Movember. He is doing this by ‘painting’ moustaches on lawns in Brooklyn. Gavin has used spray marker dye to paint the moustaches on to the grass, and says he will mow around the paint every week so the moustache will continue to

grow. He is now encouraging locals around the southern and eastern suburbs to also paint moustaches on their lawn in support of Movember. “Anyone who wants to support Movember can give us a donation I will come out and spray their lawn with a moustache and cut around it.” He says this donation will then go directly towards supporting Movember. Gavin says Jim’s Mowing is one of the major participants in Movember and as a franchise

they have around 3000 employees who are predominantly male. “It’s quite relevant to our industry as it’s all about men’s health issues and supporting the research around it.” Every year Movember challenges men to grow a moustache for the 30 days of November, thereby changing their appearance and the face of men’s health. Movember supports world class men’s health programs that combat prostate and testicular cancer and mental health challenges.

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By Nikki Papatsoumas One lucky child in need will be the recipient of a new quilted blanket as part of a project by students at Evans Bay Intermediate School and Barnardos. The blanket was created as a soft materials project by year 8 students at the school. “Our teacher came up with the idea of making a quilt and we got to decide on what agency to give it to,” says Mazeh Rabih. He says they spent last term researching different charities before finally settling on Barnardos, who offer a range of support for children, parents, families and communities throughout New Zealand. The quilt has been delivered to Barnardos, for them to pass on to a child in need. “We thought it was a good one to pick, we wanted to choose a charity other class rooms hadn’t picked before,” says Brianna Bibbly. Each student designed and created their own square to contribute to the patchwork quilt, and say they are extremely proud with

Year 8 students with a quilt they have created to donate to Barnardos for a child in need.

the finished product. They say they couldn’t have completed the project without help from their former soft materials teacher Jordyn Piripi. “She helped us a lot and she sewed the

blanket together for us. It was her idea for us to give it to charity as well,” says Akansha Kumar. General Manager of Child and Family Services Mike Munnelly says they are very grate-

ful to the students of Evans Bay Intermediate for putting their craft skills to good use and creating a unique gift for a vulnerable child. “The quilt is beautiful, and we’re looking forward to giving it

to one of the children Barnardos works with locally. “It’s really inspiring to see young people giving back to their community in such a kind and creative way.”


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Miramar – your community needs you!

Celebrating 25 years of learning By Nikki Papatsoumas For 25 years, The Learning Connexion has been encouraging its students to let their imaginations fly. The school, which is now based in Taita, will celebrate 25 years of inspiring art and creativity this month. The Learning Connexion delivers programmes to its students helping them develop sustainable art and creativity skills. Some of the courses the school offers include sculp-

ture, ceramics, bronze casting, print making, photography and illustration. They have roughly 800 students, 120 of which are on campus, however most of their student body is made up of extramural students from all over the country. The school has settled into its home in Taita after relocating from Erskine College in Island Bay seven years ago. Before this the school was situated in Tory Street. Marketing coordinator and

Miramar Community Centre is calling for enthusiastic locals to come along and get involved. A meeting next Thursday aims to set up a new committee to run the centre and establish it. Bring your ideas for activities, programmes and resources that you’d like to see in your community – whether it’s classes, community gardens, events or just a place to get together for friends and neighbours. Come to the Miramar Community Centre, from 6.30pm to 8pm on Thursday November 21 at 27 Chelsea Street to volunteer. For more information email miramarcc@wcc.govt.nz

Students from the Learning Connexion extracting the crucibel.

graduate Biddy Grant says it is amazing to look back at how much they have grown over the last quarter century. She says the school point of difference is their philosophy. “It is not just about teaching an art as a commodity, it’s about using art to teach creativity and help people to learn and grow. “Our students have the opportunity to come in and explore different media and techniques. It is all about encouraging our students to

learn and better themselves.” She says students are encouraged to give everything a go, an opportunity they welcome with open arms as it is one that does not present itself often. “Our courses suit people who are adventurous, who need some teaching and nurturing in their art form, but who are also able to work independently on their projects.”  For more information head to tlc.ac.nz

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Toy library continues to flourish By Nikki Papatsoumas In an article from the Cook Strait News dated November 1, 1999 the Miramar Salvation Army Toy Library celebrated their 20th birthday. Fourteen years later the Toy Library is more popular than ever, and provides their service to roughly 250 families. It still remains as one of the oldest toy libraries in the country. The Toy Library is still run by the Miramar Salvation Army, and located on Miramar Ave. These days they are also a part of the Toy Library Federation. Captain for the Salvation Army Tracy Robinson says being a part of the Toy Library Federation has given them the

The Toy Library offer 1000’s of different toys to families including jigsaws, dolls, and trampolines. Ms Robinson says she believes after 35 years there are two reasons why the Toy Library remains so popular. “Kids grow out of their toys so quickly and also get sick of things so quickly so it makes a lot more sense for parents to

opportunity to access toys at a reduced price, and offers them more support. The toy library has a toy budget each year, which they can use to purchase new toys and replace old ones. Ms Robinson says they prefer to try and purchase as many toys locally as possible. The old article also farewelled Shirley Lower, who was set to retire after 12 years volunteering at the Toy Library. Ms Robinson says because of the small fee they charge families each year they are now able to hire employees, and says she still remains good friends with Ms Lower since her retirement.

be able to borrow in this way. “It’s also an environmental issue, rather than having old toys end up in the landfill you are supporting the environment as well.” Ms Robinson says it also allows them to help people in the community. “This helps people and gives them an opportunity to still be able to provide toys for their

kids they might not be able to go out and buy.” The Miramar Salvation Army Toy Library is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to midday, Thursday from 11am to 2pm and Saturday from 10am to midday.  For more information call 04 388 8284

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What is one thing you would like to see in Island Bay?

Rachel Bellam Island Bay

Carol Inkster Island Bay

Nigel Holman Island Bay

“A pool would be great.”

“I think it needs a restaurant on the waterfront.”

“The only thing I miss having is a little DIY shop in the area.”

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Jeannette Gubb Island Bay “It would be really nice to see the cinema re-open it was a really nice place to go.”

Andrew Simpson Island Bay “I would like to see the waterfront activated a bit more, maybe a café down there or something.”

This is not many for a suburb the size of Newtown to service the disabled people who wish to go to the banks, and post office. For ten years I have been pestering the Wellington City Council, trying to get extra parks and to move those we do have to safer areas. I managed to get the two

in the vicinity of the Mall made into limited time, but Council would only concede Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, not "at all times". I would very much like to have safe, accessible parking for all Disabled people in Newtown, which includes those who use wheelchairs. Heather Bevan Newtown

“I think it is great the way it is, if you start putting stuff in Island Bay it would take away the unique feeling that it has here.”

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Concerned Newtown resident Street. The latest group of taggers are Rongotai College who are promoting a food fair. I operate a small business so when I need to advertise I assume it will be acceptable to stick posters all over their fences and buildings. Yours, N.D McCabe

Dear Ed, As a Newtown resident I am concerned with the lack of policing of the area with parking, speeding, tagging, and people putting up Posters on buildings without permission. Cars who do not have permits frequently park with the rear of their cars over the Disability Park in Normanby

Street. Disabled people do not have many safe car parks in Newtown, and there are very unsafe ones in the vicinity of the Mall, Newtown Ave, and Normanby Street. There are only one disabled car park outside the library, another in the Wilson Street car park, and one outside the Community Centre.

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What is your favourite food? A traditional kiwi Pavlova. My mum used to make the most amazing Pavlova and us kids used to always look forward to it. It would have either strawberries or kiwifruit and have a nice and gooey centre.

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What makes you smile? Sunshine, Wellington on a beautiful day when there is no wind and the harbour is calm and looking at beautiful flowers. We have a lot of rhododendrons in the garden I love looking at!

Your favoured holiday destination? My favourite place is Venice. We spent two short stints there and both times it has been absolutely magical. What’s your favourite music? Listening to Enya with a nice glass of wine in my hand.

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Pam Bremford owner of Kilbirnie Pharmacy

What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? I think one thing people are always surprised to know is I have lived most of my life in the eastern suburbs, I grew up in Seatoun/ Miramar heights, went to Seatoun School then Wellington East Girls’ College. I trained as a pharmacist in Kilbirnie and now work in Kilbirnie.

Who would you invite to dinner? Of course Geoff because is a good dinner guest! Also Elizabeth I, I think she would be fascinating to sit down and talk to. What’s next on your wish list? I am looking forward to Christmas with my family my nephews are coming home from overseas so we will have a family Christmas for the first time in five years.

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Hataitai’s newest community facility threw its doors open to the public last weekend and an estimated 1000 swarmed over the threshold. People of all ages flocked to celebrate the opening of the new All Saints Church Centre on Hamilton Road. The $2 million project funded by "sacrificial giving" from genera-

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tions of locals, has been decades in the planning, and Vicar the Rev Simon Winn, says the church now has a welcoming, well equipped facility that will serve the community for years to come. "It was a day full of joy, and celebration, as people enjoyed this beautiful, well-designed new centre after an 11-month construction project."

Anglican Bishop Justin Duckworth and Methodist Superintendent Tony Bell joined in blessing the building after it was officially handed over by builders Freear Philip and Studio Pacific Architects. Mr Winn invites people to call in and look round the centre and suggest how it might be used in the future.

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By Chris Williams Whitireia Journalism Student Miramar businesses and building owners appear divided on a new targeted rating scheme which will be decided by a vote this week. November 11 is the deadline for voting on the business improvement district (BID) scheme and Wellington City Council hosted a final meeting last week to encourage participation. Last week’s public meeting at Roxy Cinema was attended by about 50 people including local business people and landlords, the Wellington City Council’s chief executive officer and some councilors, as well as members of other suburban business groups. A range of views were aired. For example Carl Northcott, who owns The Local Garage, said he wondered if the BID would be beneficial to his business. “People aren't coming to Miramar to visit my garage. I'm looking at it as a donation, if you like, to the development of Miramar,” Mr Northcott said. Building owner Graeme McGuire said that he had voted no, but wasn’t sure he had done the right thing. “If it goes ahead I think the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and it all comes

down to who runs it,” he said. The poll is being conducted of businesses and building owners in an area of Miramar to see whether a majority support the idea. There are 45 business improvement districts (BIDs) in Auckland, but only one in Wellington – at Marsden Village in Karori. Phil Becker, council business relations manager, says once a BID is approved the council collects a targeted rate from commercial property owners in the area. The targeted rate is passed on to a local business community group to help them work on local projects and services. “This is going to be huge for us if it goes through,” said Mr Allan Probert or Enterprise Miramar Peninsula. “It's a long process, you've got to contact every business owner, every commercial owner and you've got to have 2 workshops,” Mr Probert said Park Road Post, Weta Digital and CentrePort had all been supportive of the proposal. “In the area we've defined there are 117 businesses and 55 landlords and a total commercial rating of about $180 million.” Mr Probert said a 25 per cent participation rate in the poll was required, with the majority being in favour for the proposal to go ahead.

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Great Strike remembered A commemorative parade was held last Tuesday to honour 100 years since the Great Strike of 1913. The Great Strike of 1913 was one of the largest and most disruptive in New Zealand’s history. From October 1913 to January 1914 a strike wave swept across the country, involving about 14,000 workers, hundreds of police and thousands of special constables, also known as Massey’s Cossacks. These mounted special constables from rural areas confronted militant urban workers and their supporters. Wellington saw street fighting

between Massey’s Cossacks’ and the Red Feds, with cavalry charges, revolver fire in the streets and machine guns deployed at the wharves and on Buckle Street. The strike exposed the fault-lines between worker and boss, militant and moderate unionist, socialist and Empire patriot, and between rural and urban New Zealand. The parade which commenced at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea proceeded along Lambton Quay and ended at Bunny Street. It included live music by the Brass Razoos, strikers on horseback, street performances and members of the public dressed in

traditional 1913 wear. The centenary events were coordinated by the Labour History Project, with support from Wellington City Council and the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, as well as trade unions, and culture and heritage institutions. The commemoration will continue throughout the month of November. There will be a guided walk every Sunday in November starting at 10am from the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, which takes in the main historical sites related to the Great Strike. There’s also a display of photos in the museum.

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Members of the Kilbirnie Business Network are excited for their latest ‘Shop Kilbirnie‘ promotion.

Be in it to win it the goods and services that will be of most use to them. There is also a night for two at The Intercontinental and a return trip on the Interislander up for grabs as part of the promotion. The competition will culminate with a live draw on Saturday December 21, and there will be a catch – the winner will have to be there on the day in order to claim their prize. If not the competition will be re-drawn until they have a winner. To enter to win simply shop at any participating business in Kilbirnie, every $20 you spend gets you one entry into the draw. The Kilbirnie Business Network would like to thank the following businesses for their generous donations, Price and Strawbridge, Resene, Mainline Electrical, Bruce Welsh Architect, Rasch Leong, Placemakers Evans Bay, Te Aro Joinery, Price Plumbing and Drainage, Allstar Painting, A Grade Building and Repiling and Big Save Furniture.

By Nikki Papatsoumas One lucky person is set to win a home makeover worth $10,000, thanks to the Kilbirnie Business Networks latest promotion. The ‘Shop Kilbirnie’ promotion will run throughout the month of November right until December 21. This is the second promotion for the Kilbirnie Business Network, after successfully running a promotion in September, with a grand prize of $2000 cash. Kilbirnie Business Network chair Bruce Welsh says this time they wanted to have a much more attractive prize. “We wanted to draw people in and it is something we thought we could put together. We have had really good support from local businesses. “We really want to try and attract more people into Kilbirnie.” The winner will get to choose $10,000 worth of prizes out of a pool of building, plumbing and electrical services, as well as painters, architectural plans and more. Bruce says this way the winner can pick

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Matangi trains win award A lower floor area and improved efficiency of Wellington’s Matangi trains are just two factors which led to a two-award haul at the national transport awards. The Matangi train project won the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) award for Public Transport Innovation, and the Regional Council and KiwiRail won the CILT award for Implementation and Practice. Fran Wilde, Chair of the Regional Council says the awards are a national recognition of not only the outstanding performance of the new trains but also the planning that went into their design and manufacture. “The region’s rail network poses some significant challenges for trains. For instance, certain restrictions around platform heights meant the older trains had a significant step into the train. This created issues for people with limited mobility, those in wheelchairs and people with prams or bicycles.” She says the Matangi project provided a solution through a lower floor area, providing a near level boarding at platform

level and improved access. The efficiency of the new trains was also highlighted, with a higher acceleration and top speed compared to the old Ganz Mavag trains while maintaining the same power level from the overhead supply. Other benefits included attaining modern crashworthiness standards without impacting on driver visibility and the installation of an emergency evacuation ramp. Ms Wilde says the award for Implementation and Practice recognises their efforts with regards to implementing Real Time Information and an improved investment in customer service training and systems. “We’ve seen some record highs with punctuality, and customers are much happier with the quality of the trains and being informed about delay and disruptions. “We’ve still got work to do but it’s great to get recognition through these awards for the significant improvements that we’ve made to the region’s rail services.”

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With the arrival of spring and the warmer and often windier weather many people are now also being affected by hay fever. This is a common condition with rates of hay fever in New Zealand being amongst the highest worldwide. Hay fever can make people feel quite miserable, with symptoms of itchy eyes, runny nose, sniffles, sneezes and headaches and often very similar symptoms to the common cold. Symptoms of hay fever may not last long and can be more severe at certain times of the day, such as being more severe in the morning or in the evening when pollen counts are highest, as well as when the weather is hot and humid. Hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis) develops in some people because of an overactive immune system. This causes them to have allergic reactions to certain substances in the environment, generally called allergens or ‘triggers’. Pollens from flowers, grasses, trees and weeds are the most common allergens. “People who get hay fever at this time of year have what is known as seasonal allergic rhinitis”, advise Self Care pharmacists, “but not everyone with hay fever reacts to pollen only at springtime. Many people suffer from hay fever symptoms all year round. They can be sensitive to animal dander (dead skin cells from their pets), mould, and the house dust mite – a microscopic animal that lives in the millions in our pillows, bedding, curtains and carpets”. In addition, cigarette smoke (yours or someone else’s), chemical fumes and dusts in certain workplaces, and sudden temperature changes can make hay fever symptoms worse

by irritating an already-sensitive nose. Many hay fever sufferers also have other allergic conditions like asthma, eczema and food allergies - because of their over-active immune systems. The good news is that hay fever symptoms sometimes can be prevented and, usually, can be well-controlled. “Effective treatments are available”, say Self Care pharmacists, “but trying to avoid the things that ‘trigger’ your hay fever symptoms is a good first step. Ask us about the Hay fever fact card which has plenty of self care tips for avoiding pollens and other allergens.” If avoiding ‘triggers’ is not possible, antihistamine medicines can be effective. These block the action of the chemical histamine which is released in your body when you come into contact with an allergen. There are many different antihistamines to choose from, which are available as pills to take, or as nasal sprays to use directly in the nose. Some antihistamines can make you sleepy and may affect your ability to drive. It is important to get advice from your Self Care pharmacist regarding the best antihistamine for you. Antihistamines help with runny noses, itchy throats and ears, and sneezing symptoms. For blocked noses, other medicines can be used, such as decongestant nasal sprays - but the use of these is limited, usually only up to 3 days at a time because of the chance of congestion reoccurring. There are also corticosteroid nasal sprays which are helpful for people with moderateto-severe hay fever, and for those who get hay fever symptoms all year round. Corticosteroid nasal sprays take a few days

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Monday November 11, 2013

Spring has Sprung

WHATS ON...

What’s hot this season?

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If you were starting to yearn for springtime, well … here it is, and what is spring without some splashes of fresh colour? Bill Bass once said when in doubt wear red and I say why not? Fiery red is a mood elevator and it can boost your confidence! Red shades like cherry, tomato, burgundy are popular and compliment the flounced flamencostyles which are also in this season. Aside from Red being the hot colour of spring, there’s something reassuring about clean, simple black-andwhite for those who can rock this colour combo. Black and white looks fabulous when organized into logical stripes, grids, and figure-flattering vertical planes. The look is modern, cool, and assertive. Dive into your children’s pencil case and pick your favourite highlighter. Add splashes of this colour to your outfit – clothing staple or an accessory or shoe to give your outfit some edge. The Tuxedo jacket is spring’s power player with jackets ranging from cropped to hourglass to sleeveless, there's a tuxedo-inspired style that will suit anyone. Victoria Beckham upped the sex appeal of her tuxedo with a skimpy bra top. Floaty, fluid and effortless boudoirinspired silks in chiffon, organza and satin feel as gentle as a breeze as they swirl around the body in sherbet shades this spring. Playing peek-a-boo with sheer fabrics allows you to offer suggestive glimpses of skin while still keeping you fully clothed. Add in some paisley curls and some metallic sandals, keep jewellery to a minimum and enjoy the fresh appeal. Coloured leather in punchy colours have taken on a whole new versatility. Paper-thin hides cut into femin i n e s h a p e s w i l l ke e p yo u fe el i ng a nd look i ng cool. Choose an unexpected shape like high-waist pants, a trench coat, shorts in a flirty hue or a shiny metallic. Pair it with delicate silk or lace. Speaking of lace, dresses and tops in playful colours create a sexy attitude. Wear your hair loose to keep your overall look easy- going and fun. A-line style skirts with their hipand-thigh balancing shape are back, great news for our pear shapes and for

that reason, it will always have a place in our wardrobe. Add a pair of heels, a belt and a fitted jacket and voila! Are you a ruffle kind of girl? The feminine ruffle this season is often more stiff, austere waves rather than the floppier furls of past seasons. Go easy in places on your body where you already have curve as it will add to it. Fabulous way to add shape and curve in places you choose, ruffled sleeves, ruffled hem on tops and dresses, skirts and shorts, across the bust or vertically down the length of a tops or dress. The oriental express is also going to add some femininity to your wardrobe with beautiful floral detailing, embroidery, origami-detailed duchesse satin numbers and Chinese collars. Not sold on the more feminine style of the season? How about going punk? Buckled heels, graphic printed tee’s, spiky bracelets & necklaces, studs & tartans. Geometrical looks, any which way you splice it, provide a mash up of contrasting colour block colours including use of patterns & textures, how did you do in school geometry? Play around with the art of contrast combining Red/Orange, Cerise/ Black, Red/Grey? So there you have it … and don’t leave the house without adding a hint of playfulness to your look. You can do this effortlessly with the use of bold colours, shapes, floral, spots, or pop art. Make a statement with geomet r ica l printed heels or f loral or paisley printed pants, shoes or belts with bows or flowers and high impact necklaces, earrings & rings. Andie Dunne from Colour with Style is a Wellington- based Wardrobe Stylist offering a range of personal packages to help you look and feel fabulous. e: andie@colourwithstyle.co.nz w: www.colourwithstyle.co.nz Below: The A-Line skirt is back.


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Last men standing By Nikki Papatsoumas A group of prominent Wellington musicians have swapped out guitars, drum sticks and microphones for cricket bats and balls, trading sweet tunes for the sound of leather on willow in the process. The ‘Smash Hits’ is a cricket team comprised of musicians from bands such as The Surgery, The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties, The Nudge, Newtown Rocksteady and The Pyram id Scheme.

The team are competing in a form of cricket k nown as Last Ma n Standing, which is the fastest growing cricket league in the world. This outdoor eight-aside T20 cricket game lasts around two hours. All eight wickets are needed to bowl a cricket team out, and when the seventh wicket falls, the last man stands on his own. The team was organised by James Coyle, member of The Nudge and Newtown Rock-

steady. James says the team used to play indoor cricket and decided to make a change to outdoor. The Smash Hits played their first game last Tuesday at Macalister Park, scoring 180 runs from in 20 overs. James says the Smash Hits will be bringing a “gentlemen’s sort of approach” to a classical style of cricket, and the team looks forward to seeing what the season will bring.

“It’s all a bit of tongue in cheek but we are also quite competitive. We play to win - however having a collection of friends together is more important at the end of the day.” James says they are hoping to qualify to make it to the national competition, and are getting ready to start fundraising for the trip. He says this will hopefully involve the musically talented team playing a show together at some point in the future.

Back row from left Gabriel Johnston, Lucien Johnson, James Coyle, Ben James and Lee Prebble Front Ro from left Willy McLennon, Ryan Prebble and Sean Obrien. Absent: Samuel Lindsay PHOTO CREDIT: Marion Trotignon

Pilot programme kicks off By Nikki Papatsoumas Last week the Junior Netball Pilot Programme kicked off, with children from all over the Wellington region getting involved. The programme, which will take place at the ASB Centre in Kilbirnie over the next seven weeks, focuses on teaching years 1 to 4 students’ fundamental movement skills. Children participate in activities that introduce them to movement and balance. Smaller hoops and smaller softer balls are also used to make the game more accessible for younger children. Centre coordinator Ma r ia Hega r ty says the programme gives kids of a younger age so much more opportunity to learn, and also

gives them the skills to kick start their netball careers. “Their hands are so much smaller and it gives them more of a chance to catch the ball and have more success shooting. “We hope this will keep them coming back to play and keeping them engaged is what keeps them coming back at this age.” Parents are also encouraged to help out with coaching the young players. “This gives parents the chance to develop themselves as well. They can then go home and work with kids and encourage them,” says Maria. Depending on how the pilot goes, they will pick up the programme and offer it to students next year.

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From left Isla McCaw, Sophia Brewerton, Teau Herrman and Leo Zhang all participated in the Junior Netball Pilot Programme last week.

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