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By Laura Kavanagh Two local Johnsonville community groups are working together to help the families of children with kidney and urinary tract diseases. The Cellar Club and Johnsonville Lions are working together to collect bottle caps off wine bottles, and are recycling them to collect the proceeds. President of the Cellar Club Anne Megget says she heard what the Lions were doing and decided the Cellar Club could get involved. “It’s good to do something for someone else.” Continued on page 2 Pictured: Bottlecaps galore; Johnsonville Lions Club Director of Youth & Community Sandra Gaelic, Cellar Club President Anne Megget & Lions Secretary Lillian Deverill.



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Bottle caps for cancer Continued from page 1. By Laura Kavanagh The Cellar Club is a Wellington based social group that focuses on the learning and appreciation of wine. It has been in existence for 25 years and provides wine education and experience through monthly presentations at Johnsonville Community Centre Hall in Johnsonville. The 12 full rubbish bags of wine screw tops were collected by the Cellar Club over five years. “We have not counted all the screw tops but the bags are very full.” The bottlecaps will now go to get recycled and the proceeds will go to Kantabs for Kidney Kids. Kidney Kids NZ has been functioning for 21 years, providing emotional and practical support for children with kidney and urinary tract disease and their families. The money raised from the

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bottle tops will provide support in the communities, as well as annual camps and activities throughout NZ for the kidney kids. The National Renal Paediatric Unit is at Starship Hospital, Auckland. Anne says the money is not paying for the children’s treatment but to give them a better quality of life.

“The children did not deserve this…you don’t choose it. “You wouldn’t wish it on anyone.” Lions clubs around the Wellington area have been collecting the screw tops since 2002. Director of Youth and Community for Johnsonville Lions Sandra Gaelic says it is a great to support these children. “Our motto is that we serve

and we think it is important to give back. “It’s using something normally thrown away to support these children.” Over $100,000 dollars has been raised by the nationwide project. The Johnsonville Lions and Cellar Club wish to thank Autostop for their help in transporting the bottle caps.

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Child petitions for park improvements By Dave Crampton A young Bellevue School student, who has moved to Newlands, was not impressed with the state of the park next door. So he decided to do something about it. Kareem Omar, 7, arrived with his family from Egypt in September to be closer to his grandparents. He launched an e-petition with his local MP Peter Dunne last week in his attempts to encourage the Wellington City Council to improve the Cheyne Walk play area, in Brooker Grove. Kareem appreciates the open spaces in Newlands, which he did not have in Egypt, but said the park was not up to scratch. “It’s a bit boring. There’s not many things to do.” Even the Council agrees. Its

2010 consultation report says the park needs an upgrade, as it is in poor condition and secluded. Mr Dunne said the e-petition was a fantastic initiative for a seven-year-old, as there was lots of children in the area, who would love to use an upgraded park. “The petition was driven by him. “He’s got the guts, determination and foresight to do something about it. I`m keeping my eye on him, he`s obviously a leader in the making. “I hope that the council responds.” Northern Ward councillor and Deputy Mayor Justin Lester says he admires Kareem for his initiative. “I think it’s great he is getting involved in the democratic process - it’s brilliant,”

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he says. Kareem’s mother Rachel thought a flying fox would be good for the park, but said the work should start way earlier than the planned period ending in 2016. “I`d like to see that brought forward – that’s what this petition is about,” Mrs Omar says. Other playgrounds in Newlands are too far away for children to walk to and Mrs Omar says that people shouldn't have to drive to get to a good playground. Mr Lester says councillors will assess the benefits of bringing the

project forward as a result of the petition. He is keen to hear what Kareem has to say and encourages him to do an oral submission to the council.  The petition is open until 13 March. Those interested can access and sign it through the Wellington City Council’s website at current/2013-11-bring-forwardimprovement-of-cheyne-walkplay-area.

Council overspends on campaign By Dave Crampton The Wellington City Council has spent $4,000 on posters for the Alternative Giving Campaign since August, yet the total amount of donations during that period is just $2,000, official figures reveal. Since the campaign was launched last July, the council has spent around $40,000 to make people stop and think before giving to those engaged in begging on the street. People have the option of using a smart phone or giving via text message either directly to the Alternative Giving Campaign or

to six Wellington organisations, such as the Wellington Night Shelter, the Wellington City Mission and the Downtown Community Ministry. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says while the campaign is not aimed at dissuading people fromgiving to street beggars, for those who have homes to go to, it is better to give to assisting community groups, like Downtown Community Ministry. “There are a number of beggars that are not homeless” she says. “I`m hearing comments about people who have moved, got a


flat and have something to look forward to.” Just 12 people donated a total of $2,164.00 since 22 November. Just $411 went directly to the six organisations, however donations given directly to the campaign will be split equally among the six groups. Ian Apperley, who blogs at the Strathmore Park blog, says the campaign is a waste of money. “This campaign should be stopped and the Council take any remaining budget donating it to the charities. “How much more money is the Council going to pour down

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The Wellington City Council is hosting free one-hour seminars this month and next at community centres, as part of the Council’s home energy saver programme. The team from Home&Dry will talk about free home energy assessments available under the programme, and simple things you can do to make your home warmer, drier and easier to heat. They’ll also provide advice on insulation, lighting or double-glazing. The seminars are on at: 11am-12 noon, January 30, Churton Park Community Centre, 10.30-11.30am, February 4, Newlands Community Centre and 2-3pm, February 10, Tawa Community Centre. To book your seat, phone 499 4444 or email

Green Wall An external ‘green wall’ has been installed at Victoria University of Wellington, supporting a drive to bring nature in to Wellington City. The vertical garden has been installed at Victoria’s Kelburn Campus in partnership with Wellington City Council, for students, staff and those living and working around the University to enjoy. The garden, located on the exterior of the MacLaurin building opposite Kelburn Parade, includes a range of native plants, grasses and ferns, chosen because of their hardy nature and tolerance to Wellington conditions. Wellington City Council has funded the installation as part of its Our Living City programme to connect Wellingtonians with nature. Victoria University has committed to maintaining the wall for the next five years.

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and Geoffrey says that certain areas of the church are safer than others. “To reduce the risk, only parts of the church are used.” No plans to strengthen the parish office, the old parish hall or St Matthias’s Church have been made as of yet. Geoffrey says the changes are giving the church a new lease of life in some ways. “We have had lots of support from the Parish. “Volunteers moving the pews – it is sort of rallying people together.” He says the Parish will need to fundraise before approving any more projects but the parish is very supportive. “We are looking at how we use our buildings. We don’t need them unless the buildings are promoting the mission of the Church.”

Pool upgrade going swimmingly Laura Kavanagh The upgrade to Keith Spry pool in Johnsonville is well on its way. Work has begun on the foundations and walls of the dedicated teaching pool, where the Learn To Swim programme will be taught. Hot water will be a new addition to the teaching pool which was previously unheated. New changing facilities are currently being built, as well as a new plant room, which will have new filtration systems and pumps to service the pool. A new sewer line is also being built outside. A new splash pool for the kids is to be built and all the tiles are to be replaced with stowe flooring, which are longer lasting, and non-slip. A new paint job and roof improvements are also to be made. Pool manager Matt Kilgour

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Laura Kavanagh St Mary’s Anglican Church in Karori is well on its way to making sure its buildings are earthquake safe. The church has been through an extensive 18 month planning process deciding how church owned buildings would be earthquake strengthened. Currently, St Mary’s Church, the old parish hall, the Childhood Education Centre, the parish office and St Mathias’s Church are earthquake prone after full assessments were done in 2012. The two most urgent priorities were identified as St Mary’s Church and the Early Childhood Education Centre because of the high number of users Project Manager Geoffrey Lee says a repair scheme has been commissioned and designed to strengthen the Early Childhood Education Centre, and a building

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emergency preparedness and resilience in the Newlands Community. NHEWOP has installed two shipping containers solely to store emergency equipment. They intend to install a third one fitted out as a kitchen, and a fourth one with abolitions. Wellington City Council has confirmed they will provide a 23,000 litre water tank. Bill says 90 per cent of the Maori population, who live in Wellington are not from the area. “We are not Tangata Whenua or people belonging to the local

tribes of the area.” “The local Maori gave their blessing for us to establish a facility in the region. “ Twenty five years ago the Wellington City Council allowed permission to use the land, which used to be a land fill, and to develop and occupy the area. In its history, the building has been burnt down twice, and been replaced by the old Johnsonville Community Centre. Bill says times have changed now and NHEWAP has been keen to involve the local community in its projects.

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A warning from Johnsonville Police By Laura Kavanagh A woman in her thirties is targeting elderly and vulnerable people on the streets around the Western suburbs. The female fraudster often tells her victims she is pregnant or needs money for travel. She can become very demanding and has even followed people to ATM machines. Police are aware of her behaviour and have spoken to the woman. Police

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Karori Event Centre receives grant By Laura Kavanagh The Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust (KBCCT) has given the local community a big boost after recently announcing it will give $280,695 worth of grants to community projects in its trust area. The Trust is granting $250,000 towards the planned Karori Community Events Centre and $15,000 towards Sprott House’s sensory garden for residents with dementia. KBCCT Chairman Andy Foster says these grants bring the total distributed by the Trust in the period since its formation in July 2006, to just over $1 million ($1,035,449). “Trustees aim is to use the money we have through the Lion Foundation to achieve the greatest possible, long lasting benefits for the communities within our Trust area. “We are delighted to be able to support these important larger projects as well as many, also very valuable, smaller ones. Mr Foster says the Karori Community Events Centre grant was the largest project the Trust has considered and the largest grant the KBCCT has made. Chairperson of the Karori Community Hall Trust Wally Simmers says Karori’s only community hall is living on borrowed time. He says St John’s hall, on the corner of Campbell Street and Karori Road, currently plays a vital role as Karori’s only community space, with over 600 visits a week, including dance, exercise, play and worship. “The Event Centre will fulfil the present uses of the old hall and enable a wider range of performing arts, cultural events and activities. “This contribution from the KBCCT is a major milestone in our fundraising campaign.” The estimated cost of the Karori Community Events Centre is $4 million. Sprott House Manager Chris Sanders says The sensory garden has been a dream of Sprott House and will be a really positive ad-

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dition to the facilities we provide for our residents. “The grant kindly given by the Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust will see the major part of the project completed making the space more conducive to the health and wellbeing of our residents.” The sensory garden is a project designed to give Dementia sufferers more freedom, without supervision. Sprott House has raised $10,000 themselves for the project. Mr Foster says the Trust is pleased to be able to support Sprott House, which has given outstanding care and service to elderly residents over the past 115 years.

“I had the pleasure of visiting Sprott recently and discussing the sensory garden project and seeing what its benefits would be for residents with dementia. “It’s about giving people the ability to do the things they used to do.” The Trust has four members however trustee David Bain is retiring, after seven years of service. Mr Foster says it now needs to find a replacement for David and welcomes applications from people with a wide range of community involvement in the areas of Makara, Karori, Northland, Wilton, Kelburn, Brooklyn and part of Aro Valley.

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On learning of a generous bequest specifically for the installation of a defibrillator in Churton Park, the Churton Park Community Association was very pleased to take swift action. The Association arranged for the provision of the extra funding needed to complete the project, and then worked closely with Wellington Free Ambulance to secure a machine and arrange its installation. In this regard, the Association is grateful for the support given by the Churton Park Village developer on the provision of a suitable site for the equipment. It was put in place just before Christmas, and the Association is keen for as many Churton Park residents, as possible, to be aware of its availability.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you think Johnsonville needs more recreation facilities for young people?

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Andrew Iupati, Paparangi

“Yeah. Kids bum around too much.”

“There’s no harm in having more.”

“No, the parks and stuff we have are fine.”

“I don’t know, a lot of Johnsonville youth go into town.”

“I think so, there are a lot of troubled youth in Johnsonville.”

MJ Sing, Woodridge “I don’t think so, it’s good here.”

Eye on Crime with Johnsonville Neighbourhood Watch Property damage and theft seem to be keeping the police busy in the Northern suburbs. In Johnsonville, a green 1994 Isuzu Lotus Bighorn was stolen from Horokiwi Road, while in Newlands, a white 2013 Hyundai Station wagon in Bracken Road was broken into and a radar detector taken. Also in Newlands, a garage in Balmain Street was broken into and two trail bikes, tools and several remote controlled aircraft stolen.

In Khandallah, an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into the Onslow Historical Society in Khandallah Road. A rear window was smashed but the lock on the door withstood the attempted forcing. A vehicle parked in Cashmere Avenue had its wind mirror wrenched off. Two windows were forced open at Cashmere School and bolt cutters used to open a shed on the property. A computer was taken and thrown in the pool. The front and

rear registration plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in Rangoon Street. The left and right quarter light windows of a car parked in Woodmancote Road were smashed and a satchel taken. In Ngaio, the garage of a house in Fox Street was entered via an insecure door, and two motorcycle helmets and a soccer ball taken. A white 1996 Toyota Hiace was stolen from Fox Street. A white Toyota Corolla station wagon in Fox

Street, had two windows smashed. A white Nissan, also parked in Fox Street, was entered via a smashed window and a number of personal items taken. A vehicle parked in Cunliffe Street, in Churton Park, had its front and rear tyres slashed. A vehicle parked in the driveway of a house in Lakewood Avenue was entered into, and small change and a wallet were taken. Beware of people who knock

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A class for everyone In the four years that she has been teaching Zumba Fitness(R) classes, Carolyn Patchell (who also goes by the trade name of Zumbalicious), quickly became and still remains one of Wellington's most popular instructors. Her classes are full of people of all ages, fitness levels and backgrounds. If you walk into a Zumbalicious class, you can just feel the energy in the room and it inspires you to completely lose yourself in the music! While Carolyn attributes her success in

part to the welcoming nature of her classes and the true community feel that is apparent; she also works continuously on the ongoing development and delivery of her classes and strives to offer variety and new challenges (so that there is no opportunity to get bored). This is in part achieved through offering a range of Zumba Fitness(R) classes including Zumba Toning(R) and Zumba Sentao(R). Each of these programmes has a different focus while still offering that unique fun Zumbalicious feel.

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Specialising in: • Classical Ballet • Jazz • Hip-Hop • Tap Classes for beginners to adults An established family-based boutique Dance Academy Professional training for graded and vocational classes Coaching for teachers qualifications Studios are based at Samuel Marsden Collegiate, St Ninians and St Teresas in Karori and St Barnabas in Khandallah

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Contact Jennifer: Email: Phone: 476 2821 • 027 6350191

Wednesday January 29, 2014


Relationship talk By Laura Kavanagh A local Newlands couple is helping other couples (married and non-married) to communicate more in their relationships, just in time for Valentines Day. As part of the Johnsonville Salvation Army, Lisa and Peter Holden are hosting a marriage course starting on February 17. They run two courses per year, for around 100 couples, and couples come from both inside and outside the Church. The Marriage course involves a candle-lit private meal and talk each week for seven weeks - and then a combined dinner on the eighth week. The couple says they have had a fantastic response from couples in the five years the programme has run. Peter says there are no group exercises and all conversations are private between couples. “It enables people to get quite deep because they don’t have to talk to their neighbours. “

Lisa and Peter did the course in the UK, while on their OE in 2002, and loved it Lisa says they had no children and no issues, but it was nice to stop and reconsider why they were in a relationship. “It’s a priority change. The foundation of our family is us. “If we don’t work, it’s not going to be the best for our family.” Peter says it was a chance for the two of them to talk in a safe environment and it gave them practical tools to invest in their relationship. Lisa says couples often don’t think about investing time in their relationship. “It’s often the things you don’t do. “You sometimes don’t give the same courtesy to your partner as you would a stranger.” The couple says modern life has its challenges and distractions for couples. However Lisa suspects talk-

ing is an age old problem. “It is important to recognise you need to spend time on your relationship. “We kind of assume we don’t need to invest in it. But you need too.” Lisa says interested people should come for the first session and try it out. “There is no obligation to come back.” Peter adds no one has ever not come back.  For more information http://www. php/courses/the-marriage-course

Local Newlands couple Peter and Lisa Holden

Johnsonville Community Centre


Up And Coming Events At The Community Centre

New Anglican Dean of Wellington

Rev Digby Wilkinson

By Dave Crampton Wel l i ng ton’s A ngl ica n Church is headed by two former Baptists, after the Rev Digby Wilkinson was installed as the Anglican Dean of Wellington at the Anglican Cathedral in Thorndon in the weekend. The service also marked the Cathedral's 50th year of ministry in the central city and the first year of Wellington Bishop Justin Duckworth’s ordination. Rev Wilkinson was ordained an Anglican priest in 2006, but most of his 20 years in church leadership have been in the Baptist Church. He recently spent six years as leader of Palmerston North’s Central Baptist Church. Bishop Duckworth also has a Baptist background. The new Dean is hopeful for what is to come as he settles into his new role. “There is the day-to-day life of the Cathedral declaring the ministry of Christ, the Thorndon community, as well as diocesan life and leadership,”

he says. Rev Wilkinson had an unusual entry into the Anglican Church. As a Baptist Minister in Tauranga, he was convicted of theft, insurance fraud and burglary in 2003. His offending stemmed from his addiction to buying mountain bikes, leaving him struggling to service debt. He was sentenced to community service and resigned as a minister. After his conviction, he helped at the creche his daughter attended, attached to Tauranga’s Anglican Church. He attended services and was offered the position of a preaching associate before being ordained. He is also looking forward to getting to know the people, the issues, the context and the culture on the streets as well as the many neighbours of the Cathedral. "Those neighbours include Parliament, the courts, defence forces and the New Zealand Police. “I am looking forward to joining the wider Christian community, which brings the message of the gospel, telling of God’s grace and hope to these contexts,” he says. Rev Wilkinson, who is married with three children, was born in Wadestown and attended Wellington College. He also has a MA (Hons) in Social Science. The previous Dean, Frank Nelson, is currently Dean of Adelaide’s Anglican Church.

Happy New Year to Everyone

Try something different this year, contact us or visit our website www. to see the regular activities and community facilities we have to offer.

Free Table Tennis

All welcome, this group will start back in the Community Centre hall on Tuesdays 11 February from 1.00 to 2.30. Bats and balls are provided. Come along and get fit.

Youth Room

The Johnsonville Community Centre Youth Room for youth form 11 17 will re-open on Tuesday 4 February. Hours of opening, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3.30 to 6.30. The room is supervised by two Youth workers at all times and offers table tennis, pool games, x box or the youth can just hang out and listen to music.

Toy Library

The Johnsonville Toy Library will now open on Thursday nights 7.15 to 8.45 and Saturday mornings 9.30 to 11.30. They have a wonderful collection of toys and puzzles for children from birth to 6 years. Come visit to find out more information.

Contemporary Dance Classes for Teenagers

Art Class

The class is for beginners and more advanced. Come along and join in with a great groups of budding artists. Our 8 week course starts on Wednesdays 12 February from 12.45 to 2.45. The cost of the course in $80 with a minimal extra charge for materials. Book a place through the Community Centre office.

Parenting Children through Separation

A FREE course will be run by ‘Skylight’ on Wednesday 5 and 12 March from 6.00 to 9.00. This course is to assist parents who are contemplating or have undertaken a separation and is designed to help their children cope well. Take home resources are provided free by the Ministry of Justice. To attend the course ring Skylight on 939 6767 or email reception@

PND - Mums and Bubs Listening Group

Do you sometimes feel like being a Mum is not as easy as you thought? Come for a chat with parents who you can relate to. PND offers a listening group for parents who want time and space to relax and to talk about the challenges of life with. Together we can come up with ways to make things easier. Held Fridays at the Johnsonville Community Centre 10.00 to 12.00 February 7, 14, 28, March 7, 14, April 4. To register your interest phone 4723135 or email

Love dance? We do! At the Dance Well Centre we offer classes designed to develop your teen’s love of dance . In 2014 we’re offering 2 classes – choreography workshop and dance wellness. Our classes are designed to sit alongside technique and syllabus classes, providing a skills based approach that students can transfer to different dance genres. For more information email or go to

Northern Suburbs Liaison Meeting

Hatha Yoga

Justice of the Peace Service

Fun – damental yoga from 6.00 to 7.00 Tuesday evenings, starting 28 January. Hatha Yoga for most levels, $ 125 for 10 lessons, have mats available. Taught by Tiffany McLuskie ND, OB – phone 021 738437 to book or for enquiries. Many years of teaching experience make is fun yet helps the body cope with everyday life and beyond.

This is a network meeting for people from community groups, businesses, schools, churches and anyone who is interested in the ‘Community’. Always held a the last Wednesday of the month at the Community Centre 12.00 to 1.00. Next meeting Wednesday 26 February at 12.00. You are welcome to attend.

We have a JP availed Mondays to Saturdays either morning or afternoon . Please phone to check our timetable. Spaces for Hire in the Community Centre Look at hiring the Centre for one or your social, community or educational functions.

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Please contact the office for details of room and equipment hire costs All rooms are equipped with whiteboards and either electric or gas heating. The kitchen in the meeting room complex has a fridge/freezer, microwave, domestic stove and domestic dishwasher. Coffee mugs and tea towels are provided. The kitchen in the Main Hall has a commercial dishwasher, small under bench fridge, microwave, domestic stove and a pie warmer. Coffee mugs and plates are provided. The kitchen in the Trust Room has a small under bench fridge, domestic stove, coffee mugs and plates are provided. TV/VCR/DVD, Data Projectors, sound system in hall and OHPs are available for hire


Wednesday January 29, 2014

Owner Adele Laura Butler and Stylist Bex Rothwell-Smith,

Hair studio opens its doors

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Enterprises in September 2012, and in March 2013, Adele’s spot was confirmed. “It is a nice little spot. “We have had a great reaction from the local community.” Adele decided it was time to start her own business. “My kids are now of an independent age, so it was about time. “I love the hairdressing industry because you get a lot of support from other businesses.” She says some of the deadlines have been stressful up to opening day but she has enjoyed herself. George Janis says Adele is a brilliant hairdresser and he would have kept her on if he could. “What makes Adele such a good hairdresser is her enthusiasm and personality. “She loves people, and you’ve got to be passionate about people in the chair in this business.” He says he wishes her all the best for future and is confident she will be successful.  Zeal Hair Studio. Located on Churchill Road, Crofton Downs.

Smacking debate


Mission Impossible Obstacle Course

By Laura Kavanagh A new hairdressing studio in Crofton Downs is having its grand opening next month. Hairdressing mogul George Janis will be the guest of honour, opening the new studio Zeal on February 7, in the new Countdown shopping complex on Churchill Road. Owner Adele Butler has invited friends, family, customers and all the people who have made her “5th baby” possible. “We chose the name Zeal because it means passionate and committed. “When you have been in the industry for a long time, you have to be passionate and committed.” Originally from the UK, Adele lived in Christchurch till the earthquakes forced herself and her family to move. Adele credits George Janis, who she worked for nine months for, as a major inspiration. “He is such a humble and genuine guy… one of the last gentlemen in the world left. “He pointed me in the right direction, and supported me all the way through.” Wilton resident Adele says she had been looking for a location for Zeal in the local area. She got in contact with Progressive

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By Dave Crampton Ohariu MP Peter Dunne is calling for those, who wish to reignite the smacking debate, to be honest about its effects, saying smacking is “beating and hitting” and should be called out as such. “It’s time to stop the euphemism: what we are taking is hitting children, and those who favour it,” he says. “A smack is being used to mask a deeper agenda about beating children.” Mr Dunne’s comments came after Conservative Party leader Colin Craig reignited the smacking debate, saying a repeal of the controversial anti-smacking law is a condition of

his support for a National-led Government after this year’s election. Mr Craig says the law is a “stupid law”, which is not doing anything to curb the abuse of children in this country. Mr Dunne says Mr Craig’s statements are an attempt to “contort” the good work done on amending the legislation. The smacking debate was what eventually split Mr Dunne’s UnitedFuture party before the 2008 election, after Mr Dunne supported the so-called anti-smacking legislation but most of his MPs didn’t. Police say eight parents have been prosecuted for smacking children in the five years since the law came in.

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Kids on the hunt with capital E By Laura Kavanagh Capital E hosted a scavenger hunt on the Wellington Waterfront last Saturday. There were plenty of

activities to keep teams occupied and entertained throughout the day, including face painting, crafts, and circus performers.

Logan, 5, and Daniel McNatty, 8, Wainuiomata

Lachlan McGrail, 11, Samuel McGrail, 5, Churton Park

Olivia Marr, 6, Karori

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Peter Dunne reinstated By Dave Crampton Ohariu MP Peter Dunne is welcoming his return as a minister, securing a portfolio he last held in 1996 after a recent Cabinet reshuffle. He is a minister outside of cabinet, as he was before his resignation. Mr Dunne resigned as Revenue Minister in June after refusing to cooperate with an inquiry into who leaked a report on GCSB spying to a journalist. “I am delighted to be returning as a Minister – to Internal Affairs which I last held 18 years ago, and to my more recent stomping grounds of Health and Conservation,” Mr Dunne says.

However Mr Dunne has not regained the Revenue portfolio, which is staying with Todd McClay, who also becomes Associate Tourism Minister in the reshuffle. While Mr Dunne is not surprised at his reinstatement, he was unaware that Prime Minister John Key intended to make the move this month. “I knew nothing until the end of last week,” he said last Thursday. Mr Key says he was pleased to welcome Mr Dunne back as a Minister. “We have worked together well in the past, and UnitedFuture continues to be a valued partner in government.

“While 2013 brought its challenges, both Peter and I start this election year looking forward, not back.” Mr Dunne says UnitedFuture has worked well with the National-led government since 2008 to provide a stable government, as it did with the Labour-led administration between 2002 and 2008, and says he is pleased the Prime Minister has acknowledged that. “UnitedFuture has been a reliable support partner for both this Government and its Labour predecessor for nearly 12 straight years now – a record no other party can emulate. “Our commitment to ensuring political stability is thus proven,

which perhaps explains why National remains keen to work with us, and why even Labour is not ruling that out either.” Mr Dunne says he wants voters to know that UnitedFuture is the party that allows the major party of government to get on with the job of governing, “while holding them to account as necessary in accordance with our liberal democratic principles.” He also wants those in the electorate to know that nothing will change now he is a minister again. “I’ve always taken the view that the electorate comes first” The governor-general swore in the new ministers last week.

Wednesday January 29, 2014


K C A B H S A L F Onslow Cricket celebrates 84 years

By Laura Kavanagh The Onslow Cricket Club is set to celebrate its 84th birthday this year and there have been some changes since the Club celebrated its 60th birthday in 1990. The Onslow Foundation was set up to help continue support the cricket club Chairman David Ireland says without that funding, the club would not have been able to survive. “But now we have greater administrative demand to organise the funding.” Onslow Cricket Club has had great support from Infinity and the Lion’s foundation. Cricket Wellington started its One Club programme, which supports clubs, but they have to meet certain criteria otherwise they September 1990

cannot play at the top level. David says numbers have remained steady and the One Club program has given the club a focus. “Senior and junior teams have to work closer together. “We keep an eye on players as they come up through college to make sure the numbers keep coming through.” He says there are more demands on players now. “It is a different social environment… people have more commitments.” Currently Onslow Cricket Club has around 100 seniors and 330 juniors. They had an Old Timers Day last year and celebrated the opening of a viewing room. David says plans for the future include strengthening links with Onslow College, getting more players, building more links with the community, and building the culture of the club. “We are in good stead for the future. “We like the teams to do the best they can, but it is about enjoying the cricket with family and maintaining a community club.” Onslow Cricket Club is also supported by Khandallah Trading Company.

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How many years have you been in business? We have been in business for 24 years and will be celebrating our 25th anniversary in November.


What is it about this region that has kept you here? Being centrally located between Wellington City and the Kapiti Coast

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What is it about this region that has kept you here? We are one of the oldest business’ in Tawa and enjoy being here. Our 25 year anniversary comes up this year and the previous owner had it for 26 years. We now have loads of loyal, long standing customers. How has your business changed over this time? There have been many advances in technology in the manufacture of outdoor power equipment. This in turn means better reliability, easier starting and longer life of the products we sell. What words of advice would you give to other businesses in this economic climate? Stick with reputable and reliable suppliers. Have a good credit controller and a happy smile for your customers.

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Wednesday January 29, 2014 Thérèse Dennison teacher at Churton Park Community Centre

The Rotary Club of Karori raised over $2500 for the Life Flight Trust from a raffle of a Christmas wheelbarrow full of surprises in the Karori Mall. The 500 tickets sold in two days. Local Karori businesses and Club members donated groceries, wine and vouchers, and members of the

Planting the seed By Laura Kavanagh A local Khandallah resident is teaching both young and old to be more creative with planting. Thérèse Dennison is teaching classes at the Churton Park Community Centre, which are designed to get people back growing plants, whether it be in the garden or not. Originally from the UK, she used to teach organic growing at Onslow College and speaks regularly at gardening clubs. “I love sharing what I know about gardening.” She has created a program for children called Bug Hotel, where participants create their own home for creepy crawlies. “I wanted to do something that appeals to both boys and girls.” As part of the programme, Thérèse will teach the children

how bugs are beneficial to plants. On the other hand, her upcoming programme, ‘The Edible Gardening Club” is targeted towards adults. Topics she will be covering include planning your garden, pests and diseases, indoor growing, and soil testing. She says the programme will not be about her teaching but her assisting the group to start it’s own gardening club. “I like to encourage people to do things themselves.” Thérèse says it will be great way to socialise with other people in the community, and says it is about time Churton Park had a gardening club. She says Wellington is a challenge for gardeners. “I found people living in apartments, who don’t have time or

Cemetery Bus Service Karori & Makara Cemeteries This bus service is sponsored by the Lychgate Funeral Home. It operates on the first Tuesday of each month. (If the first Tuesday is a Public Holiday then the bus trip will take place on the following Tuesday). The cost of the return trip is $5.00 per person.


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space to grow plants. “They want to but don’t know how.” As part of her own business, Home Harvest, Thérèse Dennison started developing growing kits for both children and adults, and worked with micro greens and sprouting. ‘All you need is space and a jar.” She hopes the Edible Gardening Club will encourage people, who have never planted anything before, to give it a go.

public made cash donations to a very worthwhile cause. Life Flight is a charity providing emergency air services, helping someone every six hours. Supporters of Life Flight ensure emergency air services remain available 24/7 and provide the best possible outcomes for patients.

Pictured: Rotarians (L) David Bain and (r)Michael Fagg.

 Churton Park Community Centre, the first Tuesday of every month 7.30-9pm Starting February 4. Contact the Churton Park community centre for more details.

Award winner performs free concert By Laura Kavanagh A Canadian singer is touring New Zealand with an important message for his kiwi audience. Award-winning singer-songwriter Dan Bremnes will be performing a free concert in Wellington on the February 2nd as part of his ‘Follow the Sun” tour. In addition to his music, Dan will also share his experiences from his recent trip to the Dominican Republic, (one of the top ten most dangerous places in the world) where he was able to meet his sponsor child, Wander, and gave him a guitar. Dan currently sponsors three children from around the world through Tear Fund. Tear Fund has been working in close partnership with local Christian non-government organizations and churches in Asia, Africa, Central and South America for the last thirty five years. It actively supports the lives of the poor and oppressed through disaster relief, community development and child sponsorship. Dan says he wants to share with people how much we can make a difference, at his concert. “I plan to have a bit of fun, play

music, and share a bit about Tear Fund.” Dan was sceptical at first when his friend challenged him to sponsor a child. “My friend challenged me – have you ever thought of sponsoring a child? “I was sceptical about where the money was going but I took a leap of faith.” When he visited Wander in the Dominican Republic, he was so “impressed”. “Wander’s mother said ‘this is the biggest thing to happen to my family’. “It changed my view on poverty.” TEAR Fund event organizer, Gavin McCulloch is thrilled to bring Dan to New Zealand. “We are exceptionally excited to have such a talented and inspirational artist come to our shores. “Dan is a breath of fresh air, and we love his passion for his art form as well as for the work he does, bringing to light the issues impoverished children face all around the world.” Originally from the

province of British Columbia in Canada, Dan was a finalist in the John Lennon song writing competition, and in 2013 Dan was chosen as a grand prize winner of an international singing contest, which featured finalists from all over the world.  Dan can be heard on February 2 at 5:30pm at Wellington Central Baptist on 46 Boulcott Street Entry is free, however donations are welcome.

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Pain Relief Advice Pain is the body’s signal that something is wrong. Pain is felt differently in different people and our response to pain depends on things such as how bad the pain is, what we know about the pain, how long we think we will have to put up with it, what medicines we know can help and any other past experiences with pain. Pain has many causes such as injury, illness, hormonal changes, emotional upset and stress. The first step in pain relief is finding out and understanding reasons for the pain. If it is headache, pain from physical injury such as muscle strain, or period pain, then treatment can be straight forward. “We have various kinds of pain relief medicines available” say Self Care pharmacists. “But because they work in different ways, and because some people can have problems with some products, it is important to talk with us to decide the best treatment. Your pharmacist can help to avoid problems, such as reactions to pain medicine or interaction with other medicines you take.” Some pain relief medicines available from Self Care pharmacies are as follows: Paracetamol is useful for mild to moderate pain, for headache, backache, period pain, toothache, sprains and strains. It reduces pain and helps lower body temperature in fevers. Paracetamol also provides effective pain relief for children, and specially-formulated liquid medicines are available. Doses for children should not continue beyond 24 hours unless advised by the pharmacist or doctor. It is really important to take the exact dose as given on the label for a specific age group. The Children’s Pain & Fever fact card from your Self Care pharmacist has more information about treating children’s pain. For adults the recommended dose is to take up to two tablets with a maximum of 8 tablets in a 24 hour period.

They are used for soft tissue injuries, muscle aches, headache, period pain, dental pain, and painful inflammatory conditions (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis and gout). For sprain and strain injuries, in the first 24-48 hours NSAIDs are best not used. Instead, Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (and Diagnosis) (RICED) are the best ways to ‘kick-start’ the healing process, with paracetamol for the pain. NSAIDs may be suitable after the first few days. Aspirin should not be given to children under twelve years of age and also people with asthma or allergic conditions or stomach problems should check with their doctors or pharmacists before taking NSAIDs. Codeine is usually reserved for stronger pain that is not controlled by paracetamol or NSAIDs. Codeine is available when combined with other pain-relief medicines (e.g. paracetamol, ibuprofen or another NSAID), or with

...from Your Self Care Pharmacist cough and cold medicines. For more severe pain codeine is available on prescription. Codeine can cause nausea, drowsiness, and skin rashes in some people and regular use of codeine, for longer than 3 days at a time, can cause constipation. It is always very important to follow the instructions on the medication packet or label. Taking more than the recommended dose can lead to serious problems (e.g. liver damage with paracetamol). “As pharmacists, we know how effective different pain relievers are in the management of different types of pain. However,” advise Self Care pharmacists, “if we believe the underlying condition resulting in the pain is of a more serious nature, or long-term pain relief is needed, we will encourage you to see your doctor.” “In addition, because pain relievers often

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Diehards head to Masters By Laura Kavanagh The Wellington East Diehards Netball team are heading back to Dunedin to play in the New Zealand Master’s Games. This is a yearly competition - NZ Masters Games and is held yearly between Dunedin and Wanganui. The team will leave on January 31 and will play for three days before returning on February 4. They will play eight games hoping the 8th will be the final for Gold/Silver. Player Robbie Herbison says there are 19 girls going to Dunedin, two of which are our umpires. “There are eight girls over 41 playing in the Wellington East Diehards Juniors team and nine girls playing in the 46+ Diehards Seniors team. “We have 11 players from Wellington East, five from Newlands College Old Girls and one from St Marys Old Girls teams. The team has bought home medals every year since they started competing.

“This year at Wanganui us seniors came away with the Gold, The Toddlers the Silver and the Juniors the Bronze. “In Dunedin the year before both Diehards Seniors and Juniors came away with Silver Medals.... this year we are going for the gold.” The team has grown from the original team in 1999 and still carries four of the original players, Julie Haggie, Raylene Cummins, Jo Waugh and Robbie Herbison. They are very passionate about the sport and love the game so much they try to play as much as they can. Once the winter competition finishes at the ASB in Wellington, they are straight into Twilight for more. Robbie Herbison says they are pretty much playing netball all year round with some still playing indoor through the winter season along with our Saturday games. “I have played for Wellington East for 41 years heading into my 42nd year this season.

The Wellington East Diehards Netball team

“We play at lot of top college teams in our Premier Reserve Grade and often the age and experience overpowers youth and fitness.” Robbie says netball is a great team sport and with belonging to Wellington East Netball Club,

many teams just want to come back due to the friendships they have made during the season. “The Club holds many social functions throughout the year with our brother Club Poneke which the young ones certainly enjoy. “Our buddies from Newlands

Islam and Ben running the 200m

Olympic Harriers are leaps ahead By Laura Kavanagh The Olympic Harriers achieved some amazing results from their athletes, who competed earlier this month the recent North Island Colgate’s Games. Held in Whangarei in January 10, 11 and 12, over 1000 athletes from around the country took part in the event. Olympic Harriers had a team of 43 athletes who took part with athletes ranging in age from 7 to 14. In the 10 to 14 year age group, where they win medals for the finals, Olympic Harriers ended up with 27 medals out of the 31 athletes. Kushla, running in the 12 age group, won the 800m and 1500m and was second in the 400m. Last year she won three golds in these events at the North Island Colgates in Inglewood, so it was a fantastic achievement coming back and winning the three medals again. Her coach is Alastair Leslie, who is based in Tawa and coaches a big squad of athletes at Olympic. Kushla, who is about to start school at Newlands College has been part of the Harriers since she was nine and trains with coach Alastair Leslie. She says she was tired but happy all her training with Alastair paid off. “I wanted to do as good as last year. “Alastair plans all our training and sets us targets based on our individual needs.”

Kushla’s mum Rama says the competition has a good family environment and she is always so proud to see Kushla’s success. “Good to see the work paying off and the kids achieving their personal bests.” Islam Khaled Abbas was a standout athlete at the games as well. He won the 100m, 200m, 400m, 2nd in the medley, and was 2nd in the long jump in the 13 boys age group. His good friend Ben Murdoch who also runs for Olympic Harriers was 2nd in the 100m, 2nd in the 200m, 2nd in the high jump and 1st in the long jump. Islam won the Nick Willis Scholarship which is awarded to only four athletes (2 girls and 2 boys) at the North Island Colgate Games. Both the boys are trained by Amanda Goldsmith. Islam started competing a couple of years ago. He was ‘stoked’ by his results and was hoping he would go as well as last year. Ben says he was happy his training paid off and enjoys the challenge of pushing himself to do better each time. Both boys acknowledge the work Amanda has put in and says she is great at motivating at them. The Olympic Harriers are now working towards the Athletics Wellington Junior Champs in March, or National Track and Field Champs which are being held in Wellington this year in March as well.

Islam and Ben after the 100m

Kushla Smith winning the 1500m in the 12 year girls age group

Relay For Life and the power of one “We wanted to celebrate and remember our brother, father and friend.” Michelle Efaraimo had no idea that after her brother-in-law died, she would inspire a global project. The first team she entered in Relay For Life had eight participants – the teams now has over 40. The company she works for, Brother, was so inspired by the Cancer Society’s international overnight fundraising event that it created a global initiative called The Golden Ring Project Now, 12 Brother subsidiaries worldwide participate in Relay For Life. Relay For Life involves around four million people in 6,000 events around the world. In 2004 Ms Efaraimo’s brother-in-law, Karl, passed away from cancer. “We wanted to enter a team to really celebrate his life,” she says. Ms Efaraimo says Brother is a very family orientated company. “At Relay, our Executive Chairman does the 2am-3am shift. If we get day light saving wrong, he does it twice!” Cancer Society Wellington receives no direct government funding and relies on the generosity of the Wellington community. Teams can still register for Relay For Life Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti at relayforlife. Pictured: Michelle Efaraimo

Kushla Smith running the 400m

College Old Girls have also been playing together for years and like us don't train either.” The two teams combine yearly just for the NZ Masters Games.

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