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Great Neighbours By Nikki Papatsoumas Wellington Zoo proved what great neighbours they were last week. Over 1000 people came through the Zoo last Thursday, for their annual Neighbours’ Barbeque. The event is now in its 9th year, and the idea is to give those who live close

to the Zoo, including Wellington City Housing tenants, a chance to enjoy the zoo for free after hours. Continued on page 1 Pictured: Miron, Semhar and Nahum Girmay with Wellington Zoo’s very own meerkat.

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The evening involved special animal talks and enrichment activities, free sausage sizzle, ice cream for kids and face painting. There was also an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the zoo animals, including turtles, blue tounged skanks, rats, hedgehogs and dingos.


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Residents of the Newtown Park Apartments are continuing to make their community a more vibrant and positive place. Coordinators of the Newtown Park Community Room Melanie Schnauer, Gary Shaw, and Joanne and Brent Kelly are volunteering their time to donate bread to schools and other apartment blocks in Wellington. Each week the group sort leftover bread from Pandoro Bakery, and then distribute it to Holy Cross Strathmore, Newtown and Berhampore Schools. They also deliver to Central Park Flats and Harrison Street Flats, as well as to residents in the Newtown Park Flats.

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connect them with the animals that they live near.” Visitors also had the opportunity to check out the new walk-through Australian precinct, which has recently become home to four Tasmanian Devils. Marketing and communications manager Megan Sellars says they are looking forward to offering late nights at the zoo every Wednesday through February, where they will stay open until 8pm.

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Delivered to Island Bay, Lyall Bay, Kilbirnie, Miramar, Seatoun, Rongotai, Newtown, Mount Cook, Mt Victoria,Berhampore, Hataitai, Oriental Bay.

Staff volunteered their time on the evening with extra help from volunteers from ASB Bank and Wellington City Housing. Wellington Zoo Chief Executive Karen Fifield says they love the chance to meet their neighbours and treat them to a night at the zoo. “It’s a way to make Wellington Zoo accessible to all members of our community – to get them involved in all that’s happening at the Zoo, and

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The group sort and distribute the bread themselves, and the work is entirely voluntary. “When we found out it was going to waste we thought ‘wow’ there are kids who are going hungry. It’s been amazing,” says Joanne. Brent is in charge of delivering the bread to local schools and flats, and he says it was a shock to find out how many people were in need. “There are people in need from all walks of life,” he says. As well as distributing bread, the group also run fish and chip and soup nights from the community room for residents of the apartments, to help tenants to mingle and meet with one another.

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Celebrate Waitangi Day on the waterfront with legendary band Herbs, craft activities and kai stalls. Te Ra o Waitangi will involve a day of music, dance, craft and great kai at the Wharewaka. When the sun goes down, Films by Starlight will bring us Whale Rider on the Odlins Plaza big screen. Waitangi Day will take place on the Waterfront from 10am to late.

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By Nikki Papatsoumas Wellington will host its very first Ciclovia later this month. Ciclovia means open streets and event organiser Claire Pascoe says the idea is for residents to experience the city from a new perspective. Ciclovia originally began in Bogota in Columbia, and after taking off it is now being held in cities all around the world. On Sunday February 16, Miramar Peninsula - from

Shelly Bay to Scorching Bay, will be closed to cars but open for people. Additionally, a slow speed zone will be in place from Miramar cutting to Shelly Bay. People are invited to walk, cycle, rollerblade or scooter and enjoy this part of Wellington without having to worry about traffic. “It will be a really safe place for people to bring the kids down. It’s not normally a place to walk,” says Claire.

“It will be so much fun, it’s such an amazing magical place and it is not designed to walk around. On this day it will be awesome there will be lots of people walking around and exploring.” Claire says parking around the Great Harbour Way will be limited on the day, so they are encouraging people to cycle from home if they have bikes. Wellington Co-Op shuttles will also be supporting the event with a free transfer ser-

vice from the Miramar shops bus stop out to Shelly Bay, throughout the day. Ciclovia will run on Sunday February 16 from 1pm to 5pm. For more information head to Ciclovia is run by Rotary, Cycle Aware Wellington, Frocks on Bikes, Living Streets Aotearoa, Great Harbour Way and Wellington City Council.

Wellington loves cycling Life is better by bike, is the message at this year's annual bike party on Go By Bike Day, and on February 12, Wellingtonians are encouraged to ditch the bus or car, and cycle to work. The event, which is run by Cycle Aware Wellington with support from Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council, will offer free breakfast, entertain-

ment, prizes and portraits of cyclists and their bikes will be available on the morning. Cycle Aware Wellington chairman James Burgess says biking is booming in Wellington. “Since 2006 the number of people commuting by bikes has doubled,” he says. “And new figures from Wellington City Council show that for the first time in decades

bikes are more than 10 per cent of traffic in some suburbs.” He says people are rediscovering the simplicity and convenience of getting around by bike. “Our city council is catching up with public demand for decent cycling lanes, with a new route planned from Island Bay to the city.” At this year’s event there will also be a city bus and driver so

people can try a driver's seat view, and see where the blind spots are. “In Wellington we have shared bus and bike lanes, so Cycle Aware Wellington members are working with bus drivers to build the love,” says James. Go By Bike Day will be held under the sails at Queens Wharf on Wednesday, February 12, from 7am to 9am.

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Local woman recognised By Dave Crampton Juping Zhou, the chairperson of the Chinese Senior Community, is a finalist in the 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Awards. Originally from Shanghai, Ms Zhou has lived in Island Bay since 1998. She is one of three up for a Kiwibank Local Hero Award, a sub-category of the awards, and says she wouldn’t mind winning it. “I hope so, it would be good. Then we will be really recognised. We have a lot going on in the Chinese community.” Being a migrant, Ms Zhou has been heavily involved in supporting the local migrant community, assisting elderly Chinese to settle in New Zealand. She started a Citizens Advice Bureau voluntary role in 2005, and is one of the few Chinese–speaking Justices of the Peace in Wellington. Ms Zhou fits her 20 hours a week as a voluntary worker around her full time job as a business immigration specialist with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Enterprise. While being super-organised, she is

also very humble. “I’m just a normal person doing normal things. You don’t have to be a very important person to make a difference for people, but it is very hard to do great things all the time. “You always find time - I’m never too busy to do things.” The awards, which have been held since 2010, recognise, encourage and reward New Zealand's most vital asset - its people. Nearly 250 nominations were received for this year’s awards. Ms Zhou also received a Wellington regional Local Hero Award in November – her second, as she also received the award in 2010 - but was she was unable to attend the award ceremony as she was in China as a guest of the Chinese government. The other finalists are Cecilia SullivanGrant from Mosgiel who, as part of the Dunedin Mayor’s task force for jobs, developed a tracking program for youth leaving school, and former Aotea College Principal Tim Davies-Colley who is project manager for the Computers in Homes programme.

The 2014 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year will be announced at the New Zealander of the Year Gala Awards in Auckland on February 26. The three main finalists are general practitioner Dr Lance O`Sullivan, Maori activist Dame Dr Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, and former champion equestrian rider Catriona Williams, who founded the Catwalk Spinal Cord Injury Trust after a horse riding accident left her a tetraplegic. Last year’s winner of the community section was the nationwide Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Tr ust, with Dame Anne Salmond taking the New Zealander of the Year award.

Celebrating the Year of the Horse By Nikki Papatsoumas Last Thursday Island Bay Library and Island Bay Community Centre held a combined story time and craft for Chinese New Year at the library. Around 60 children attended, where they were read stories

about Chinese New Year. They also got a chance to make their own paper lanterns to celebrate. Team member customer service at Island Bay Library Selena Low says it is nice to teach the kids about other traditions.

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Belly dancing classes to start By Nikki Papatsoumas Belly Dance teacher Leilah Savage is excited to offer beginners belly dancing classes to people in the southern and eastern suburbs. Leilah Savage formed the group The Belly Cats in 2007, from her then studio on Cuba Street. She now runs classes out of the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre. The Belly Cats have performed at many of the major festivals around the wider Wellington region including The Festival of the Elements and Creek Fest and they are now gearing up for

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By Nikki Papatsoumas Emerging young theatre company Bright Orange Walls are bringing Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream to Wellington’s central city as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival. In a twist they have taken a huge vacant retail lot, the location of which will remain secret, and transformed it into performance venue. Company member Jonathan Price says theatre is all about transformation. “When you walk into an old building like this it’s got a story behind it and a feeling to it you can use in the production and transform in some way.” The company have managed to secure the venue through the Urban Dream Brokerage, whose purpose is to revitalise urban areas through the temporary use of

vacant space by innovative projects. Director Sam Phillips says it is an amazing opportunity, and has been working to use as much of the space as possible. “We are not just using the space which is huge, but the architecture as well. We are working in an urban space and we are doing a play about a forest,” he says. The company has cut the text of the original play down slightly, but apart from this Sam says it is a “a classic story as imagined by a bunch of young people.” Through using a cast of exciting young performers and an unusual location, they hope to reach a new audience.  Bright Orange Walls presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream from February 6 to 12. To book tickets head to www.fringe.

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Question: How are you spending your Sevens weekend?

Jesse Armstrong Newtown “No idea, I’ve got no plans.”

Bob Coveny Miramar “I don’t pay much attention, I didn’t even know it was on.”

Sandy Libo Te Aro “I’m going to get out there and party.”

Katie Gibson Newtown “I’m not going anywhere near town.”

Ian Otero Te Aro “I’m going to dress up and have some fun.”

Michael Ashburn Island Bay “I’m going nowhere near the stadium.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to news@ Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in emails.

More Goose Dear Ed, An addition to the article about the Spruce Goose It now resides in McMinnville outside of the Oregon State capital Salem. It was bought by the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville from the Aero Club of Southern California in

1992. The Spruce Goose aeroplane is five stories high and has the world's widest wingspan - longer than a football field. I saw this when I visited the Museum with some friends from Salem in 1995. U. Furkert Miramar

Noticing the art Dear Ed, I hadn’t really noticed any of the ‘stick artwork’ around the bays until it was pointed out to me when I read last week’s Cook Strait News. But now, I seem to see them everywhere! I went for my usual run around Island Bay on Monday night, and was shocked

at myself that I had never even noticed them before. I had to go up for a closer look. It’s so cleverly designed! Then, when driving to Shelly Bay a few days later, I saw one by the airport! I hope the artist continues to erect more around the harbours. It seems weird to stand

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Ready to race By Nikki Papatsoumas One of the highlights of this year’s Island Bay Festival will be the iconic Ribble Street Races. This year will mark a decade of the races being held as part of the festival, and organisers are excited to introduce a set of new events on the day. “It’s about bringing different aspects of the community together to enjoy lots of different kinds of racing, rather than just trolley racing,” says event organiser and Ribble Street resident Kate Hanan. She says they hope through introducing a variety of different events, more people, especially children, will be able to participate. “We always have a great spectator

crowd, it would be nice to have a few more people taking part.” There will be a variety of events taking place on the day, including neighbourhood food stalls and sausage sizzles. Island Bay Playcentre will be holding a snail race and will also have a kid’s tric trail for younger children to get involved on the day. Kate says they are especially looking forward to the Lego races, which will be a new event to the races this year. Children and adults are encouraged to create their own Lego racer to race and will be asked to follow a set of guidelines. Kate says this event will be great for children. “There is a lot of learning that comes with it, the physics behind it, it is an

From left, Ribble Street residents Jago Unwin, Axel and Jett Partridge, Idris Unwin, Mack, Florence and Eddie Bragg and Daniel Jarvis are already working on their creations for the highly anticipated Lego races.

Film by starlight By Nikki Papatsoumas New to the Island Bay Festival this year is Films by Starlight. ‘Gardening with Soul,’ featuring Island Bay’s very own Sister Loyola Galvin from the Home of Compassion will screen at Wakefield Park on Saturday, February 22. The film will be open to all for a gold coin donation with all funds raised going to the Sisters of the Home of Compassion. The sisters will also be hosting a fundraising sausage sizzle and popcorn stall from 6pm, with the movie set to begin at dusk (around 9pm). There will a lso be a range of other food and refreshments on offer for the night. Festival coordinator Francesca

De Gregorio says the addition of an outdoor movie theatre has really brought things up a level. She says it is a fantastic way to help raise the profile of the Home of Compassion, and the work they do from their Island Bay home. Fran thanks Chris MorleyHall from Starlight Films, for his support in bringing the film to Island Bay.  For more information head to www.islandbayfestical.

ongoing learning process.” There will also be a school run, and Kate describes the suburban slalom as a crazy assault course for adults. Some of the money raised for entry fees on the day will go towards the Kids Can Charity. This year’s Ribble Street Races will be held on Saturday February 22 from 9:30am. For guidelines and race information head to www.

Pictured right: Daniel Jarvis shows off his lego creation

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Old identity gets a new name Miramar Baptist Church has changed its name to Gateway Baptist Church, Miramar. Although this is not the first time the church has renamed itself, Senior Pastor Phil Coates says the new name represents a significant shift in where the church is at and how it is seeking to serve the wider community. The new name is just one of the many changes that is happening at the church

as of late, and they have recently welcomed many new faces. In October last year, Jaco Rheeder was welcomed onto Gateway’s staff as part-time Community Pastor, helping the church to engage even more with the wider community. Katja Heesterman was also commissioned earlier last year as part-time Youth Pastor to serve the needs of teenagers in the church and across the community.

The church has a long history of being connected with the community. “Over the years, literally thousands of people have enjoyed events and community-based services operating from our site at 33 Park Road,” says Phil. A craft group which has run for over 20 years, a youth group, the Alpha course, ESOL language classes and Family Space, are just some of the community groups that run

from the church. Phil says there is a place for everyone at Gateway Baptist, and staff invites people to come and see for themselves. The church plans to celebrate its new name with events at the church and in the community over the next six months. Pictured: Staff members Katja Heesterman, Phil Coates and Jaco Rheeder from Gateway Baptist Church in Miramar.



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PET exhibition grand opening Join the New Zealand Film Archive for some furry, feathered, and clawed fun this Valentine’s Day Eve when they celebrate the opening of their PET moving image exhibition. From children playing with the cat in the backyard to the whole family washing the dog in a large tub, PET is made up of many moments that are lovingly photographed. What is perhaps more surprising

are other types of pets such as a tiger playing with its human family, a cow eating at the kitchen table and a pet magpie and cat enjoying each other’s company. The opening event will begin with a screening of animal moments from the Film Archive collection, including pets from 1905 up until present day at. Silent films will be accompanied by pianist Victoria Thompson. After the screening there will be a

curator squawk, refreshments and the unveiling of the exhibition. The various screens in the exhibition will offer up a number of themes including pet and calf days, parades, group and individual pets and curiosities. Alongside these playful moments are a number of sequences that show another side of human/ animal relationships, including the chimp’s tea party, the organised dog fight and what society

does with unwanted pets. The exhibition on kiwis and their pets has been prepared by 2014 Film Archive Curator-at-

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Free school health check for new entrants Wellington parents who have children starting school for the first time are being urged to take advantage of a free B4 School Check to make sure their child is ready for school. The check usually takes between 4560 minutes and covers hearing, visual, growth and oral health screenings, and questionnaires to discuss the child’s development. Health Minister Tony Ryall says the B4 School Check gives parents a free opportunity to discuss their child's health and development with a nurse.

Fox Movietone News: A Cow Comes in to Dinner (1954), will be on display as part of the PET moving image exhibition.

"Pre-school children are at a crucial stage of their development. By getting in early, and identifying how kids are doing before they enter school, we can make sure that they get the help they need to participate to their full ability," says Mr Ryall. The government is investing $11 million each year to provide free B4 School Checks for all eligible four year olds. In the last six months almost 3000 Wellington four year olds received a free check.

Large Gareth Watkins. The exhibition opens February 13 at 6pm and runs until April 12.

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Monday February 3, 2014

Love to DANCE! Wellington Phoenix New Angelina Ballerina™ Mascots: The Nixie Chicks daytime dance classes

A last minute run-through in a dressing room at the Westpac Stadium before running out to "do their stuff", the Nixie Chicks, mascots of the Wellington Phoenix are now "Ready For Action". A real crowd pleaser, the Nixies' perform

before the game and at half time and are proud to celebrate alongside the Wellington Phoenix in their recent wins. The Chicks are all students of the Jean Goodman Dance Studios in Kilbirnie.

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Daytime Angelina Ballerina™ preschool dance classes are now available at the Thorndon studio of Wellington Dance Academy. The Angelina Ballerina Dance Academy curriculum was designed specifically for the developmental needs of three and four year olds by American dance education specialist Beverly Spell. Angelina Ballerina’s voice guides aspiring dancers through their lessons, and the program incorporates music and stories from the Angelina Ballerina TV series. Daytime classes are now available at Thorndon (Monday 1:15 or 2:15pm, Wednesday 10:30am) or Khandallah

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Street Stall Three local girls showed off their entrepreneurial skills last week, creating their own street stall. Chantelle Norton (11), Casidy Homan (12) and Jada Norton (9) were selling old clothes, toys, juice and coffee, as well as worm juice for the garden, to make some extra pocket money.


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Enjoying the sun Thirteen-year-old Marty Hicks and Bella the dog made the most of the fantastic Wellington weather on Thursday. They were seen taking a dip at Lyall Bay Beach, which is dog friendly. While Marty caught some waves on his boogie board, Bella, who is a poodle cross, socialised with the other dogs on the beach.



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Former tennis stars continued success By Joe Diehl Cook Strait News Intern Although she may no longer be winning national titles, Makere Bradnam is still making a positive impact on the tennis community through her work with the Island Bay Tennis and Squash Club. Makere has been in the spotlight from a young age, having been a successful young tennis player. “I was probably number four in the country at my peak,” Makere says. Starting at age 14, Makere toured on the International Tennis Federation Circuit for several years, capturing a doubles title in South America and competing in Europe and Asia. Domestically she was even more successful, playing in the finals for the national singles title at 16 and winning the national doubles title at 18. After breaking her back, Makere

began the transition to coaching. Building on experience from playing, she says she has been pleased with the switch. “I enjoy passing knowledge from experience,” Makere says. Before taking on her role as head coach and manager at the Island Bay Tennis and Squash Club, Makere worked at the Renouf Tennis Centre in Brooklyn and Khandallah Tennis Centre. Makere says her new post has been a successful move for her and she has enjoyed working at the club for the past four years. “I love it here, it reminds me of where I was brought up,” she says. “It’s a really good community,” Makere adds. Last year, the club replaced their old, cracked courts with brand new, nicely conditioned ones. Makere says the club worked really

hard to get new courts, and they spent at least a year raising funds. As a result of the new courts membership to the club has been steadily increasing. Makere says the club has a place for everyone. “We cater to all ages and all abilities.” Makere has organised events for everyone, including a men’s club on Mondays, a lady’s club night on Tuesdays, a teen night on Wednesday, and a family night on Fridays. The club also has events coming up, including plans to open a junior and senior club ladder where people can compete against each other every week. Makere welcomes anyone who is excited about Tennis. “Come in and play,” she says.  Anyone who is interested can contact Makere at

Makere Bradnam, a successful young tennis player, is now head coach and manager at the Island Bay Tennis and Squash Club.

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New Zealand defender Daniel Jones battles Australian forward Benjamin Monckton in last Thursday’s qualifying game at the ASB Sports Centre.

Aussie and NZ square off for Oceanic supremacy By Joe Diehl Cook Strait News Intern Floorball enthusiasts and Kilbirnie residents alike were able to see New Zealand take on Australia for the Floorball World Championship Qualifiers at the ASB Sports Centre last Thursday. Australia was heavily favoured as the sport has been established there for much longer than in New Zealand. Although the Kiwis played admirably in stretches, the Aussies simply were too much, recording a 12-1 victory. The game began competitively, with Australia having most of the possession and chances to score. After numerous heroic saves by Kiwi goalkeeper Mike Stagg, Australian forward Nicholas Moran broke the deadlock midway through the first period. Three minutes later, after a phenomenal one-on-one save by Stagg, the Aussies tacked on two more quick goals, and Australia led 3-0 at the end of the first period. Although New Zealand had a few chances of their own, Australia continued to score. Five minutes into the third period, it was 12-0 Australia.

Backed by chants of “Let’s go Kiwis” from the local fans, New Zealand put in an inspired performance in the final 15 minutes, beating Australia during that time period. Forward Lewis Taiapa-Skinnon scored a blazing shot from the left side with six seconds left to steal a moral victory for the Kiwis. Kiwi forward and Island Bay resident Sven Sundin says the Australians have played together for a long time and are an experienced team. “Australia is four or five years ahead of us in floorball. “They have 2000 licensed players whereas we only have 68.” Sven notes that hosting the qualifiers has given floorball considerable media attention in New Zealand and could be a boost for the sport. He also says more children are signing up to play here in New Zealand. Since there are lots of rotations like ice hockey, Sven says it is great because all the kids have an opportunity to play. Sven and all of New Zealand Floorball are hoping this experience will help propel the sport in New Zealand to new heights.


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