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Bus stop causes headaches By Nikki Papatsoumas A proposed bus stop in Island Bay is causing headaches for residents and business owners. The bus stop, which is a proposal from the Greater Wellington Regional Council, would be placed outside Island Bay New World on Medway Street. The installation of the new bus stop would result in the loss of four existing vehicle parks. The council advises the new stop would improve the reliability of the Route 22 and 23 buses, which would terminate at Island Bay shops as opposed to Berhampore where it currently stops. It would also facilitate a future change to the Route 29 bus. Island Bay New World owner operator Amanda Elliot says she is concerned with the impact a bus stop may have on an already overused street. She says when things are busy they will already have two or three cars waiting to come in and out of the car park, as well as foot traffic. “I have real concerns about

the safety aspect of it, as well as the congestion of people coming in and out of Medway Street. “It is going to add a lot of congestion to what is already a very busy little street.” Amanda says her concern is not the affect it will have on her business but with traffic problems it may create on the street. “The concept is really good, but I would like to see them make use of existing facilities rather than creating new issues.” The Wellington City Council advised residents of the proposal early last month, and submissions closed on Friday March 7. A report will now go to the Transport and Urban Development Committee. The report contains all public submissions for and against the proposal and the committee will then make the decision if it goes ahead or not.  Do you live nearby? We would love to hear your comments and thoughts. Contact Nikki on 383 7160 or at

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Clean green lunchbox The theme this year was ‘good clean fun’ and parent and spokesperson for the centre Miriam KyleColes says they wanted to do something a little different. “Most centres were

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Overcoming obstacles By Joe Diehl Cook Strait News Intern Director Sherilee Kahui has put together a theatrical project that involves actors with different intellectual disabilities. Wake Up Tomorrow is a production that will showcase the results of several months of collaboration between Victoria University and Toi Whakaari’s Master of Theatre Arts (Directing) Programme, IDEA Services’ Active and a collective of theatrical mentors. According to Active, their purpose is to foster an on-going connection between youth with intellectual disabilities and the wider community, and ensure they have the same opportunities as other young New Zealanders to explore their interests, participate in their communities, and transition into adult life. Sherilee says she has put lot of work into the project. “The process is very enjoyable, but difficult as well.” Actors Nick Smith and Kwame

Williams are both very excited to be a part of the production. “We have been very busy putting the show together,” Nick says. According to Sherilee, Wake Up Tomorrow is about a character named Nathan who goes on a plane trip, which leads to a journey within a journey, as he travels through liminal space and learns more about himself. “There are lots of different worlds,” Kwame says. Sherilee explains as Nathan learns more about himself in the play, the actors have learned more about themselves during the process. “One of our biggest aims was to get the guys to meet other people from outside of their community.” She says there are three acting mentors to help with the performance and rehearsal. Sherilee explains that everyone in the production has helped with designing props and coming up with new ideas for the play. For people interested in at-

Moodbank is a collaborative project, believed to be a world first, which will document the collective mood of Wellington and allow people to consider how factors such as the weather, the traffic and who won the rugby, influence how we feel. Moodbank is the result of a pop-up bank and art project led by Victoria University researcher Dr Sarah Elsie Baker and Wellington-based artist Vanessa Crowe. Pop into the Moodbank, in the old ASB bank at 29 Manners Street from March 13 to 22, to visualise, deposit and exchange emotion.

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tending Sherilee says expect a theatrical collage that culminates in a turbulent, welcoming exploration of possibility and what it means to be a part of this very special community in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand. Kwame says he hopes people will come and he would like to do another play.

The mystery of an unrecognisable flower has been solved. Last week the Cook Strait News published a story about a local man who had a large lily growing in his back lawn, but was unsure of its species. A Cook Strait News reader has helped to correctly identify the flower after reading last week’s edition of the paper. Miramar local Peter Tijsen

Nick reminds everyone that opening night is March 26 and the play runs from 7:30 to 8:30 until March 30. “We are the best group in the world,” he says.  Tickets are available from www.patronbase. com/_TWS/Productions/ WUT/Performances.

has named the flower as a Lilium philippinense, common name Philippine Lily. Peter says the reason the flower stem produces an exceptional number of flowers is due to fasciation. Fasciation is when flower stems are enlarged and flattened appearing as if several stems have been fused together, and is common in lilys.

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Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt One hundred giant eegs created by New Zealand artists and designers will be hidden around Wellington CDB for the month leading up to Easter as part of The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt. Members of the public will be able to particpate in the event for fun or compete for the grand prize. The event is the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. The Whittaker’s Big Egg Hunt will raise funds for the Startship Foundation. Visit the website for more details: www.

Ice Skating rink returns to Wellington The popular ice skating rink, Ice World NZ, will be back in Wellington between March 21 and May 5. The rink, which measures 35 metres by 15 metres, will be located under the sails on Queens Wharf and operating regardless of rain or shine. The rink will be open from 10am until 10pm each day, and tickets start at $15 per session.

Community centre to offer budgeting advice By Nikki Papatsoumas The Strathmore Park Community Centre is excited to now be able to offer free financial support to members of the community. Steve Devlin and Heidi Threlfo make up the financial support team, and together will offer a variety of advice on how to be better with money, whether it’s helping to pay bills, or saving for a new trip. Heidi says the service is special because it is designed to cater to people from a range of backgrounds. “We hope to provide services to people with mortgages, right through to people who don’t know where their next meal will come from,” she says.

“Not everything you can control in life, but what you can control is your household budget and it makes a big difference in the quality of life for people.” The programme will kick off next Wednesday with an introductory workshop, which will be the first of many held, all designed to offer people financial advice. Heidi says they will also reveal their five top tips for keeping on budget. Steve and Heidi will also be at the community centre five days a week, and will be available to meet through appointment. As well as offering financial support Heidi says they are lucky as they are able to utilise the services the centre already provides, such as the food

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Locals feel left out of the loop By Nikki Papatsoumas Locals are concerned they are being left out of the loop with regards to a proposed cycle path from Island Bay to the city. President of the Mornington Golf Club Ray Tuffin called a community meeting at the club late last month to discuss the proposed route, which was attended by around 100 people. He says he was concerned not enough people were aware of the impact the proposed cycle lanes may have on the community. He says the general feeling at the meeting was that many

people felt as though the wool had been pulled over their eyes. “They have got everything around the wrong way, they’ve been given a project they should have gone out to the community groups and got some ideas and then come back and put a planning process together.” The Wellington City Council is currently exploring viable options in order to choose the best route to carry the cycle path from Island Bay into the city. One of the options would see the southern end of the cycle path travel through the Berhampore Golf Course,

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which is used by members of the Mornington Golf Club. Ray says it is not just about the effect the path would have on the golf course - he believes the community should have been consulted from the get go. Council safe and sustainable transport manager Paul Barker says they are still in the earliest stages of the process, however they have included the community at the earliest stage possible and kept them informed right through the process to date. He says they are still working on gathering all information and data before they will present their findings back to the

community, and whittle them down through a community engagement process to one or two viable options. “We have given our absolute assurance that no decisions have been made and we will continue to give that assurance.” He says the section of the route that will run along The Parade in Island Bay will be dealt with slightly different. There are only one or two options they can go with, so they will start with a formal consultation with the public that will begin in April, and will be asking for feedback from affected resident on various proposals.

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Maria MacManus, 34, hard at work during the permaculture course held at the Mount Victoria community garden.

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Gardening course a hit concrete which were being used to construct a new path. James Richardson, 36, who also teaches at Victoria University, takes the course every Saturday. He says the course is attracting more people than it did last year, which was the first year it had taken place. The garden space is located opposite the Lawson Place town houses at the top of Majoribanks Street, and is on land leased from the council.

By Nick Truebridge Massey Journalism Student Developing a self-sustaining garden is more than spreading vegetable seeds, it is also hardlabour like laying bricks. More than a dozen residents are currently learning this firsthand in a permaculture course at the community garden in Mount Victoria. On a recent Saturday all were bubbling and in good-spirits despite dealing with bricks and

Richardson says the space gives Mount Victoria residents the chance to cultivate their own land. He says the garden plays its part in building a sense of community through group activity. “This space specifically is about enabling folks to get access to food production, but also community building associated with food production,” he says. “We garden the space and take home the vegetables that come up.”

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day tional holiday in Ireland and North Ireland but is widely celebrated around the world. Contemporary celebrations primarily involve celebrating by getting together with friends and having a few drinks, which is great news for Wellington Irish bars JJ Murphy’s and Molly Malone’s. Both bars say St. Patrick’s Day is their busiest day of the year, attracting both Irish people and people who are just looking to have a good time. Both places will offer live music all day, and JJ Murphy’s

By Joe Diehl Cook Strait News Intern St. Patrick’s Day promises to be filled with fun for those who seek it this year. St. Patrick’s Day is both a cultural and religious holiday that is held on March 17 every year, the date of the patron saint of Ireland’s death. The day commemorates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and more prominently, Irish heritage and culture in general. St. Patrick’s Day is a na-

is offering specials. They also say a couple of well-known Wellington bands will perform to cap of the festivities. Molly Malone’s says that St. Patrick’s Day has proven to be popular in Wellington. T hey i nvite everyone to come along and celebrate for any reason they like. “Get yourself down here.”

Green Party invests in children's safety The Green Party has annouced $200 million of new investment in infrastructure so that children in Wellington can cycle and walk to school safetly. Party co-leader Metiria Turei says the plan will invest $50 million a year over four years to ensure children can walk and cycle to school safe from traffic. "This is a policy that is good for our kids, good for motorists and good for the environment. “In a survey of parents that we conducted, 93% of parents who drive their kids to school said they would prefer for them to walk or cycle, but only if they knew it was safe. Our plan will help make walking and cycling to school safe by protecting kids from traffic,” Mrs Turei said. Funding for walking and cycling is currently only about $15 million a year. “The latest research shows that we can get up to $20 of gains for every dollar spent on walking and cycling. That’s a billion dollars of gains for each year’s $50 million investment,” Mrs Turei said.

1000 days of growth The Island Bay-Berhampore Community Orchard will celebrate 1000 days of growth. The family event will give locals the chance to come and see the 50 apple, pear, peach, plum and feijoa trees which were planted nearly three years ago, and there will also be some fun activities for children. The Orchard is a Community Trust focused on growing free, fresh, organic, wholesome fruit. The Community Orchard is beside the Granville Flats on the left-hand site of Adelaide Rd as you enter Island Bay from Berhampore. From 2 to 4pm on Sunday March 23.

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Getting amongst the Kilbirnie festivities Last Sunday the annual Kilbirnie Festival, which runs on the first Sunday of March each year went off without a hitch. The Cook Strait News was there to soak up the atmosphere. PHOTO CREDIT: Khalid Ahmed

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Question: Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?

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Baby George to be given the Plunket treatment One stop on The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and baby Prince George’s tour will include The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society. A Plunket nurse, alongside ten Plunket families and their young ones will meet Their Royal Highnesses at Government House in Wellington on April 9. Plunket New Zealand Presi-

dent Tristine Clark says they are very excited to be a part of the visit. “Their time in New Zealand is so limited so to get the opportunity to introduce them to Plunket is such an honour.” Tristine says a shortlist of families to meet the Royals has been identified based on a number of criteria. She says all of the children

involved were born in July 2013 (the same month as Prince George), and the participating families are all members of various Plunket parent support groups across Wellington. She says while here, the Royal family will receive the Plunket treatment. “Plunket books are a treasured kiwi keepsake and we will be presenting Their Royal High-

nesses with a Plunket book and Plunket blue bear for Prince George. “It’s lovely to think that he will be a Plunket baby.” Prince William and Kate will meet some Plunket parents and join in a Plunket parent support group with young children the same age as the Prince. “It will be wonderful for Their Royal Highnesses to experience

what it’s like to be part of one of these groups and talk to other parents going through the same experiences”. Tristine says she hopes the visit helps raise Plunket’s profile. “This is a great opportunity to showcase New Zealand’s innovative approach to caring for children, families and communities.”

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The new and improved hilltop basketball court at Russell Terrace is officially open and ready to welcome both skaters and basketball players. Last Friday, Newtown resident Merio Masters headed a celebration of the new court that included an appearance by southern ward councillor Paul Eagle and the opportunity to work with New Zealand Basketball League players. “It was absolutely success-

ful,” Merio says. “Overall, there was a really great turn up, more than I was expecting.” Merio says more than 60 people came along to celebrate. People who came also had the opportunity to play Newtown Police officers in one-on-one basketball games and enjoy delicious sausages and drinks donated by Newtown New World. Earlier this month the courts received a facelift which involved fences being put up behind the hoops

to prevent basketballs or wayward skateboards from rolling down the hills. Merio says she hopes this will give young athletes more incentive to play on the hilltop court. Although there are countless people she expresses gratitude towards, Merio says she would like to thank everyone involved, including David Wilcox, Paul Eagle, Donald Chung from New World, the Clean-up Newtown Project, Paul Eagle, and ASB for donating 26 new basketballs.

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Local artist in action By Caitlin Salter Massey Journalism Student Wellingtonians were treated to a glimpse of the intricate process of printmaking during Miramar Peninsula’s Artists in Action weekend. Printmaker Basia Smolnicki of Newtown, is thrilled with how the Arts Trail’s open weekend has promoted her Shelly Bay studio space. The second annual Artists in Action weekend invites members of the public to visit the studios of all the artists listed on the Miramar Peninsula Arts Trail. Basia says the weekend is a wonderful opportunity to showcase her work and for people to see an artist in the

context of their studio. Open studios help them to develop a deeper understanding of how artworks come to be. “People are intrigued by the process of creating works,” says Basia. The event sparks great interest in the possibility of working with her for comm issioned pieces. Basia uses traditional printmaking methods in her work, using woodcuts and etching. She also translates her simple symbolic imagery onto glass, mirror and metal. Her latest ventures are very simple and inexpensive handmade gift cards. The cards are available locally through Chocolate Fish Café. Basia was originally drawn

Pictured: Basia Smolnicki demonstrates how to use her printing press to Charlotte England, age 9.

to the Shelly Bay area because of its beautiful natural environment. “The weather is full of extremes, beautiful when it’s still and when it’s wild.” Another exciting feature of the Bay View Studio, and Shelly Bay,

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Risks of spinal fusion tivities such as sport, hence at increased risk of falling and reinjuring their spine. There are many studies showing other therapies such as traction and collars are successful in treating neck pain from disc protrusion. Jacqui had an accident four years ago when her nephew stumbled onto her while lying on the ground. A few years later she had an exacerbation of her pain at the gym. She had two years of physiotherapy and then sought advice from a surgeon. A scan showed a disc protruding at C6/7 (Figure 1) and a fusion operation was performed in 2013. A few months later her pain returned. A new scan (Figure 2) showed the disc above the fusion was protruding. Further surgery has been contemplated. Jacqui has started treatment including traction and postural advice to reduce the pressure on her lower neck. She still has good disc heights and is likely to avoid a further operation to her neck. If disc problems are present adequate pain management including traction must be tried prior to contemplating any surgical procedure. This may have prevented her undergoing her first procedure and developing problems at an adjacent level.

Dr Giresh Kanji is a Musculoskeletal Pain Specialist working in Wellington. He is the chairman of the NZ Pain Foundation formed in 2013. The foundation is currently funding studies on self treatments for low back pain, neck pain, migraine and depression.

The top arrow shows the C5/6 disc protruding while the bottom arrow shows the fusion.

The arrow shows the C6/7 disc protruding.

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Patients are faced with difficult decisions when it comes to spinal pain. The choices can often be injections into the spine or even surgery where the spine is fused together with cages and screws. The discs in the spine are designed to reduce pressure falling onto the bones, but once the discs become damaged, pressure is no longer absorbed and pain can arise. The final option to try and treat this pain surgically is to fuse the two segments and stop all pressure falling on the disc. The consequences of fusing two vertebrae is that increased pressure falls on the discs above and below the fused segment. Often discs above or below the fusion can deteriorate and I have seen many cases who after five to seven years after fusion with adjacent disc pain. Many have fusions at the next level and some even have three or four fusions due to disc damage at levels adjacent to the fusion. Young people must be aware of the risks of spinal fusion. In young people fusing the spine is fraught with difficulty as the person may live for many decades after the fusion, therefore having an increased likelihood of disc damage adjacent to the spinal fusion. Young people are also more likely to perform ac-

Figure 1 shows a disc protruding at C6/7 Figure 2 shows metal artefact from the fusion at C6/7 with the disc above the fusion with no significant changes at C5/6. protruding near the spinal cord.

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Owner of Scheherazade Florist in Kilbirnie What is your favourite food?

What’s next on your wish list?

Who would you invite to dinner?

All food, as long as it’s fresh and not stewed.

When retired, travelling around Italy, staying in villages etc, enjoying the food and people.

Dawn French – she would be very entertaining

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Your favourite holiday destination?

Rock, dub and reggae, and the Rolling Stones. I tried but I couldn’t get tickets.

Beach, sun and sand anywhere in the world.

What’s your pet hate?

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Celebrate Neighbours’ Day The annual Neighbours’ Day weekend is coming up this month and will run from March 29 to 30. Neighbours' Day aims to encourage Kiwis to engage in local acts of neighbourliness, with the ultimate goal to make New Zealand neighborhoods safe, fun and friendly places to live. This year’s theme is Atawhaingia te Pa harakeke – turning streets into neighbourhoods. Locals are encouraged to get involved through organising events such as a street pot-luck barbecue, an activity morning for the neighbourhood children, or a morning tea. This is a great opportu-

nity to take the time to get to know the people who you live side-by-side with, and to also think about emergency evacuation plans. Check out the information below to find out what your local community is doing for this year’s Neighbours’ Day.


Strathmore residents can look forward to the Strathmore Park Community Centre Open Day on Saturday March 29. Meet the centre's community groups and discuss how to best use the centre, from midday to 2pm at the community centre at 108 Strathmore Avenue, Strathmore. The Strathmore Assyrian Church Open Day will also celebrate, and offer locals a chance to learn about Assyrian food and culture. From 1pm to 3pm on Saturday March 29, at 6 Glamis Street, Strathmore.


The Newtown Community Gardens are hosting a free BBQ lunch from 12:30pm on Saturday March 29, at Carrara Park on Daniell Street, Newtown. Here locals can share ideas for the park and garden, help to raise the awareness of the community garden project, and above all, meet more of their neighbours.


On Sunday March 30 from 10:30am to 1pm at the Kilbirnie Community Policing Centre, Kilbirnie police are hosting an Open Day. Kilbirnie neighbours can check out the police cars, prison van, and police cell. Kids can try on a police uniform and see the Armed Offender Squad gear. Security-conscious folks can find out about community patrols and how to set up Neighbourhood Sup-

port in their area.


Hataitai residents should look forward to celebrating 100 years of their wonderful community. Neighbours can get together and picnic on the green, enjoy some oldfashioned afternoon tea, have their kids participate in children's games, admire photos of old Hataitai. Sunday March 30 from 11am-4pm on the Hataitai Bowling Green, 159 Hataitai Road.

Island Bay

The Island Bay Community Centre is having a community barbecue of their own on Sunday March 30 from 6 to 8pm at the Island Bay Community Centre, 137 The Parade, Island Bay. People are invited to bring a plate of food to share and get to know their neighbours. Pictured: Sergeant James Patrick

New Kilbirnie salon has ‘Nailed It’ By Nikki Papatsoumas A Seatoun resident is dedicating her time to making both men and women feel relaxed, comfortable and confident. Terry Binding is the owner of "Nailed it", a new manicure and pedicure salon in Kilbirnie since she recently relocated her business from Seatoun.

Terry Binding in her Kilbirnie salon.

She has been in her Kilbirnie premises for just over three months now and says she is excited for what is to come. Terry offers a nail salon with a difference, her main focus is to provide a welcoming and comfortable environment for her clients, both male and female. She utilizes many of the qualities she has learnt from her background

in nursing, and emphasizes the importance of hygiene in her salon, using clean and sterilized utensils for each client. She says New Zealand men and women are starting to catch on to the European and American trend of having weekly or fortnightly Manicures and four to six weekly Pedicures all year round. She says that she prides herself in establishing a good relationship with her clients. "I have lovely clients, it's just like making lots of new friends. I feel I am a good listener for those who want to talk but some people prefer to sit back and just read a magazine - it's all about their comfort" Terry says that New Zealand women are becoming more discerning about their presentation. They know which hairstyles suit them and what clothes show them at their best and are quickly learning the importance of well-manicured

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Providing support to children in need This year the Child Cancer Appeal Month will run throughout the entire month of March. This is the third year the appeal month has run and as part of the appeal, The Beads of Courage Day and street collection is on this Friday, March 21. The Child Cancer Foundation’s goal is to raise $6 million annually to help children with cancer and their families. No child cancer journey is the same. Family Support Coordinators hold the hand of each child and their family until they are ready to let go, from day of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. The Foundation provides practical oneon-one support tailored to the different needs of each family.

The average length of treatment for the most common form of childhood cancer, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, is three years for girls and three and a half years for boys. Three children are diagnosed with cancer each week in New Zealand and collectively undergo a total of 100,000 treatments and procedures annually. For each of these treatments they receive a Bead of Courage from the Child Cancer Foundation, and many children have over 1,000 beads. The foundation is asking you to please give generously this March byLook out for street collectors on Beads of Courage Day, on Friday, March 21.

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This is the third time in four years that the Phoenix have donated their players time to the Pelorus Trust Stadium Sports Festival. Two years ago, Ifill and Leo Burtos attended the event, and were a resounding success. Ifill is planning to do it all over again this year despite a serious injury cutting his season with the Phoenix short. Other big name stars attending this event will include; Ping Yuan New Zealand Commonwealth Gold Medalist and World Champion in Fencing, Former All Black Dave Loveridge, Former Cricket Black Cap Chris Nevin, current Blackstick Steven Jenness and current New Zealand AFL player Sam McKenzie.




Wellington Phoenix stars, Paul Ifill and Louis Fenton will join other big names in New Zealand sport to pass on their experience to primary school children at this year’s annual Pelorus Trust Stadium Sports Festival, held on Tuesday March 18 at Wellington’s premier sporting facility, Westpac Stadium. Organised by Sport Wellington, the eleventh annual Pelorus Trust Stadium Sports Festival allows 600 school children in years 5 and 6 the opportunity to “have-a-go” at sports they might not generally experience with the hope they will find a sport they enjoy and want to play regularly either through school, KiwiSport programmes, or sport clubs.




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Recreation officer Annalize Steyn says it is a great way to keep links with other rest homes, as Kandahar is also an Enliven home. “We really hope to have them invite us to lunch, so it is nice to break the ice today.”




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Young athletes meet sports stars Two keen young Wellington netballers appeared in front of their biggest crowd ever on Saturday, March 8, when they took to the court at TSB Bank Arena flying the flags of the Pulse and Southern Steel. Nina Newdick, 8, and VeavaMei Hammond, 10, won the opportunity through the ANZ Future Captains competition to meet Pulse captain Katrina Grant and Southern Steel captain Jodi Brown before joining the two teams on court for the opening of the game. Nina has followed the Pulse for the past two years and is looking forward to starting to play netball this year. The Kilbirnie School pupil’s favourite player is Irene van Dyk

because she loves watching her shoot, and hopes to play goal shoot herself. “I walked out on the court with the Steel flag. I was really excited and happy and a little bit nervous – it was in front of a big crowd.” Veava-Mei attends Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Nga Mokopuna in Seatoun and plays goal shoot and wing defence for two teams: her Kura team MokoTiaho, and a twilight team called Tu To. She hopes to be like her favourite netballers: sisters and Steel players Te Paea and Te Huinga Reo Selby-Rickit. Veava-Mei loved being part of the game, carrying the Pulse flag on court. “It was very exciting. I really

wanted to see the first goal but as soon as I was finished with the flag the whistle blew and the Pulse got a goal within seconds.” ANZ Head of Sponsorship Susan McGregor says many young netball fans aspire to play in the elite trans-Tasman tournament and being a Future Captain gives them a taste of what it’s like to play in the spotlight. “We’re giving 66 children from across New Zealand the chance to be a Future Captain at an ANZ Championship game this season. Winners get the opportunity to rub shoulders with the world’s top netball players, which is a once in a lifetime experience.” The match saw the Pulse beat the Steel by 67 to 56 goals.

From left, Pulse captain Katrina Grant with Future Captains Nina Newdick, 8, and Veava-Mei Hammond, 10, and Southern Steel captain Jodi Brown. PHOTO CREDIT: Photosport

Wellington to host U20 World Cup By Dan Whitfield Wellington has been given the seal of approval as a host city for next year’s FIFA U-20 World Cup. Officials visited the capital on Wednesday to inspect Wellington Regional Stadium – Westpac Stadium – and all agreed the venue was in great shape to showcase the world’s biggest game. Chief executive officer for FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015 Dave Beech says the city’s experience with

major events and its enthusiasm for the tournament makes it a privilege to bring the game to town in 2015. Wellington joins several other cities from around New Zealand, including Auckland (North Harbour Stadium) and Hamilton (Waikato Stadium) that will host official tournament games next year. “This stadium has hosted many great FIFA matches already so we know that there will be a

huge amount of interest when this tournament comes to town in May and June next year,” Mr beech. “We want to ensure that everyone gets a chance to see the world’s greatest young players in action,” he says. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the body’s second-biggest tournament for men and will be held on soil in the southern hemisphere for the third time, after Australia hosted the competition in 1981 and 1993. The event is set to run from

May 30 to June 20, 2015, with Wellington hosting nine matches including a quarter final. Wellington Mayor Celia WadeBrown says it is going to be a huge event for the city and it will put it on the world stage. While nothing has been finalised, FIFA inspectors also expressed interest towards possible training facilities for teams during the world cup. Among the five proposed Wellington facilities were Newtown

Park, Memorial Park in Petone and David Farrington Park in Miramar. The tournament’s new trophy will be taken on a nationwide tour, travelling through the Wellington region on May 16 and 17. The Hutt Valley will also get its chance to see the trophy when it comes back to the capital on May 25. An audience of more than 500,000 is expected to attend the New Zealand-based events.








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