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Pacific voice sought Continued from page 2 By Nikki Papatsoumas Candidates are chosen from seven Pacific nation groups – two representatives from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Tokelau, Tonga and Tuvalu and three from Samoa, the group which Fetu represents. Fetu previously studied Journalism, and it is through her studies that she became aware of the group. “After attending meetings for stories I became frustrated because I couldn’t be more involved, so I stopped journalism and got involved in community activism.” At 27, Fetu says it is now her job to been an advocate for Pasifi ka people across Wellington. “We are a Pacific nation,

but the Pacific voice is under represented in local governance.” Southern ward councillor Paul Eagle serves as a council appointee on the Pacific Advisory Group with eastern ward councillor Sarah Free. Mr Eagle says the council needs more Pasifika people participating in council’s decision making process. “This group is the vital voice for Pasifi ka peoples of Wellington city. “We need those willing to serve their communities, represent the views of their Island nation and stand up for the things that matter most.” Both Fetu and Paul are both excited to have been part of developing the city’s Pacific Action Plan.

By Nikki Papatsoumas Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMO) are about to roll out their internationally award winning blue tsunami lines in Lyall Bay, Kilbirnie and Rongotai. The lines, signage and evacuation boards are expected to be in place by mid-April. Project manager for the Tsunami Blue Lines project Alex Buckley says it is important people are aware the lines are being rolled out, so they can familiarise themselves with what to do

in the event of an emergency. The first blue tsunami lines were painted in Island Bay in February 2010, and later in Owhiro Bay and Houghton Bay. Alex says the current process has been very similar, and they have once again consulted with the community as to where placement of arrows, which point people in the right direction in case of emergency, should go. A community group of 12 people was formed, to help with the process. “We worked with a group of locals from the commu-

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Nominations for the Pacific Advisory Group close at midday on Monday April 7. To be eligible to stand for election, candidates must be nominated to represent the Pacific Island of their descent, live in the Wellington City Council area and be enrolled on the Parliamentary Electoral Roll. Candidates cannot nominate themselves for election. People who want to nominate candidates must be of the same Pacific Island descent as the candidate they nominate, be enrolled on the Parliamentary Electoral Roll and live in the Wellington City Council area. For more information and nomination forms, head to pacificelections

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The document which is the first of its kind will see the group work with council to ensure a Pacific voice is recognised and heard, and members elected next term will also have the opportunity to contribute to it. “It’s all about teu le va, a concept about looking after relationships and the space between us. It is about building positive relationships,” says Fetu. Mr Eagle says the plan will be transformational for Pasifika people. “There are some exciting initiatives in there that range from doing much more for elderly Pasifika people, to considering a new Pacific fale that could be foundation for a new community hub in Newtown.”

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Campaign creates controversy By Nikki Papatsoumas Campaigners outside Wellington Hospital are now over half way through their vigil as part of the 40 Days for Life campaign. The international pro-life campaign is being held as part of Lent, in a hope to use prayer as a peaceful vigil to see an end to abortion, and similar campaigns are also being run in Dunedin and Auckland. The vigil began on March 5 and will continue through to April 13, with campaigners praying every day from 8am to 8pm outside of Wellington Hospital. Coordinator of Family Life International Wellington, Clare McClean says they are there for spiritual reasons, not political ones. “We are here to pray, this is not a protest - it’s a prayer time. It is a spiritual battle we are facing not a political battle.” Wellington hospital Executive Director (operations) Surgery, Women and children Delwyn Hunter says in a statement, “Our termination of pregnancy and counselling service does a tremendous job supporting women

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Clare McClean and Teresa Sardar are part of the 40 Days for Life campaign taking place outside Wellington Hospital.

during a very difficult time in their lives. “We hope the campaigners respect the rights of women and continue their vigil in a peaceful and respectful manner.” Clare says that since they began the vigil they have had a mixed reaction from the public. She says their presence is not meant to offend anybody; they are there to listen and offer their

support and advice. “We would never force anybody not to have an abortion, that’s not what we are here about. It is out of love not about forcing anybody.” However a local woman who wishes to remain anonymous, says she has been through an abortion and believes their presence is just an added stress during a time that is already

extremely difficult for women. “It's hard enough knowing what you’re about to do, and it would just make it worse having strangers opinions being inflicted on you, especially when they don't know your situation.” She says she believes they are intimidating vulnerable woman. “It's a bullying tactic, and shouldn't be allowed.”

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Last week 12 Japanese school children and 25 pupils from Evans Bay Intermediate School began painting a friendship mural on a wall outside the Kilbirnie Bowling Club in Wellington. The visiting students, who come from a number of schools in the Yokohama area, will be home-stayed by the local students. T he mu ra l proje ct

has been facilitated by the Asia New Zealand Foundation as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations which will see a range of events and activities take place between February and October this year. The children are working with Japanese artist Teiko Nishimori of the Yokohama-based International Children’s Fr iendship Associa-

tion (ICFA) and Evans Bay Intermediate art teacher Stamatoula Boolieris. The project will span over one week, and this Thursday the mural will be opened by Wellington Mayor Celia WadeBrown. Paint and equipment have kindly been sponsored by Resene.

The Roxy Cinema in Miramar will be celebrating its third brithday on Sunday April 6, and invites residents to join in the fun. The day starts at 11am on the Miramar Plaza with live Jazz, coffee, The Amazing Tavelling Photo Booth, face painting, and a gelato cart. The event is free and designed for the whole family. Fun and activities will run until 4pm, followed by a special screening at a discounted $5 ticket price.

National Young Leaders Day National Young Leaders Day will be taking place on April 7, and parents are encouraged to given their children the opportunity to be inspired and challenged by attending the secondary school event in the Michael Fowler Centre. Guest speakers from different walks of life will be sharing their story and leadership journey. The speakers selected are positive role models who are making a difference in their field, such as sporting heroes, TV personalities, and top business men and women. For more information, see the website:

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New gift for community group By Nikki Papatsoumas The Strathmore Community Church is the proud owner of a brand new van, thanks to the generous support of the St Christopher’s Fellowship. Member of the St Christopher’s Fellowship Malcolm Woods

says their group was established last year, after the St Christopher’s parish was dissolved. The fellowship, who meets in the St Christopher’s church hall in Seatoun, shares the space with other community groups such as the Strathmore Church Group and Eastern Southern

Youth Trust. Malcolm says the Strathmore Community Church had been trying to raise the funds for a new vehicle for some time, as they transport a lot of members between the church hall and their homes in Strathmore. “We had a conversation with

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them about what we could do to help, and a few weeks later we came back and said we would give them half the money towards a new van.” He says the fellowship like to get involved in as many community projects as possible, and offer their assistance. “Looking ahead we would like to secure St Christopher’s Church to become a community centre for use along the line of Old St Pauls in the city,” says Malcolm. Member of the Strathmore Community Church Maurice Roberts says the van will not only help members of their church, it will also help with the running of the Eastern Southern Youth Trust, another project he is involved in. “It is great to partner together and do things for the good of the community,” says Maurice.

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Newtown Playcentre says “thank-you” By Nikki Papatsoumas Children from Newtown Playcentre took a little time last week to thank everyone who has helped support them. Newtown Playcentre is part of the Playcentre Federation, and the not for profit organisation is run by parents of the children that attend. Parents receive free training, giving them the confidence to work with young children. Coming off the back of Playcentre Awareness Week, Newtown Playcentre member

Caitlin Dalzell says it is a great moment to reflect on how far they have come. Newtown Playcentre has a rich history; they were established in 1952 by Beverly Morris and Gusti Botimer. Life member Heather Leslie, who has been a part of the playcentre for 35 years, says a milestone was when they finally secured their home on Harper Street five years ago. “It is great, we are so rewarded by what we see the children doing and learning every day,” says Heather.

Heather’s children attended the playcentre and now her grandchildren attend, and she says at their roots they want to continue to focus on being a real part of the community, and a great place for families to network. Both Caitlin and Heather say without support from local businesses and groups they would not be able to run from day to day. “We want to say thank you the community for their on-going support in looking to the future,” says Caitlin.

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Brooklyn road dispute resolved Residents of Farnham Street in Brooklyn are pleased a five year dispute with the Wellington City Council has come to an end. Home owners of properties from 81 to 93 Farnham Street became concerned after they noticed a slip on the roadside cutting was posing a risk to parked vehicles and pedestrians below. It was also causing issues to the access way above, however when residents approached council seeking repairs t hey were told t hey would have to meet 50 per cent of the costs, under the Access Way on Road Reserve Policy.

This policy stated that because the access way was only used by these residents, it was their responsibility to help with costs. However residents said the path was built well over 50 years ago in its current form it posed a threat to vehicles and pedestrians below. After completing a review, the council agreed to meet the full cost of fixing the path. Southern ward councillor Paul Eagle says he is pleased to see a resolution after many years of delicate negotiations. “This is a great outcome after five years of working through the issues and dealing with a policy that was well

intended but the practicalities of it had been proven difficult. “ Re sid e nt s si m ply couldn’t afford to contribute half the cost but the council looked back through its archives and found anything that could help to get a positive outcome. The team led by Stavros Michael should be congratulated.” Resident Celia Chapman says she is more than pleased they have reached a solution. “Having two kids it was the stress of having them coming down the path every day, the safety was impacting on the property.” Work has now begun and is expected to be Southern ward councillor Paul Eagle with Farnham Street residents Celia Chapman and her completed in mid-May. children Lydia and Henry Chapman.

Thistle Hall to receive earthquake strengthening Cuba Street’s Thistle Hall closed this week so that earthquake strengthening work can start on it Monday March 31. The work is expected to take up to six months. Steel portal frames will be installed at both ends

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Celebrating 100 years of Hataitai Yesterday Hataitai residents helped the suburb to celebrate a milestone – its 100 year birthday. Hataitai Community Centre coordinator Jenny Raines says they celebrated 100 years of residential housing in Hataitai, and the date was chosen to tie in with Neighbours Day. To celebrate, a community gathering was held at the Hataitai Bowling Club, and neighbours were invited to come and share stories about Hataitai’s history. The colonial settlement of Hataitai dates back to 1841 with the land used for farming and grazing, and at its earliest Hataitai was known as Jenkins Estate. The name Hataitai recalls the legendary taniwha, Whataitai, who was one of two taniwha who formed the Wellington Harbour. It was officially given the name Hataitai in 1901 by the Hataitai Land Company, which was formed to sell sections of land in the area. To advertise the new suburb, giant

letters spelling the name were cut into the grass on the side of Mount Victoria. The letters remained visible for many years, before becoming overgrown, and briefly appeared again in 1936. In 1884 Kilbirnie School opened, and at the time it was opened to serve the whole of the Miramar Peninsula, Lyall Bay and Kilbirnie. Its name came as at the time of opening there was no Hataitai as we know it, the school lay in the Evans Bay district. The suburb flourished after 1907 when a tram tunnel, linking it to the city, was completed, making it a popular spot to visit.

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Goodbye to local salon By Nikki Papatsoumas After 35 years of business Vanity Fair Hair Salon in Miramar are sadly closing their doors. The salon has been owned and run by Lorraine Solo throughout this time, until she sadly became sick and since then the salon has been run by her son Delano Solo. “Mum was in charge but ever since she got sick it’s taken a downward spiral and now we are shutting the doors. “It has always been about her, they have been following her for so many years.”

Delano says the salon really is one of a kind, and Lorraine’s love of the colour pink shows in all the décor. “Nothing has been done to the place really in all these years; we have a real niche following of clients.” Delano says it is the end of an era, and a real loss to the area, and they would like to thank everyone who has shown them support over the last three decades. “I just want to say thank you to all mum’s loyal customers over the years, we wish them well and hope to see them around.”

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Celebrating furry friends The Miramar Community Centre is looking forward to hosting the very first ‘All Creatures Great and Small Party’ this weekend. The party is being held to help celebrate Miramar’s pet-friendly community and all are welcome. There will be an opportunity to learn how to keep your pets safe this Easter and ask Miramar community experts for tips and advice. Locals will also have the chance to find a new member for their family and meet creatures great and small from the SPCA. Dogs are welcome on a lead to come along and learn some great tricks in their garden workshops, watch fantastic demonstrations and win some great prizes. The All Creatures Great and Small Party will be held this Saturday, April from midday to 3pm and entry is free.

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Island Bay residents asked to help Residents of Island Bay and surrounding areas are being asked to help locate the source of recurring discharge coming from the storm water outfall at the end of the concrete pier on Island Bay Beach. Residents have noted the discharge several times over the past year. An alert resident took this photograph in February, which shows distinct orange discharge coming from the outfall and flowing into the Marine reserve. Greater Wellington Regional Council, Manager Environmental Regulation Department, Alistair Cross says it is difficult to trace the source of the contamination due to the size of the storm water catchment for this outlet. “To trace the contamination back would require us to follow a maze of connecting drains in the vain hope that we reach the contamination source before it ceases.

“In this case it appears that someone has poured paint into the system and I doubt that we would ever be able to locate the source.” “We have made a significant effort to make sure people understand that paints, solvents, chemicals and wash water should never go down private storm water drains or roadside gutters. “These drains often flow directly into streams and the sea with little or no treatment.”

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Discharge coming from the end of the concrete pier at Island Bay Beach.

Easter Eggstravaganza to hit Miramar Locals can look forward to Miramar Craft Central’s Easter Eggstravaganza coming up next month. The market used to be held once a month however organiser Libby Butcher says now they have decided to run it as more of a ‘popup’ market. “ T her e wa sn’t qu it e enough traffic through for the stall holders so now it will be more of a pop-up stall market, so keep your

eyes out.” The market will once again have plenty of entertainment for children with a bouncy castle and an Easter egg hunt where they will have to search for clues at each stall. Libby says there will also be chocolate alternatives for those who are searching for an Easter gift, such as felted eggs and crotched rabbits. All stall holder fees from the market go to Miramar

Central School. “For them any bit helps, so the more stalls we can get the better the fundraiser it is,” says Libby. Miramar Craft Central’s Easter Eggstravaganza will run on Saturday April 12 from 10am to 2pm at Miramar Central School.  Stall spaces are still av a i l a b l e , t o b o o k a stall contac t Libby at




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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: The weather is getting colder, is your house properly insulated? If not, have you thought about it?

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“Where my grandson lives it is, but where my husband and I live it isn’t. We rent so can’t do anything about it.”

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Michael Lee Kilbirnie “I thought about it a couple of years ago and got the underneath done. It is absolutely great.”

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Times have changed Dear Ed, Your March 21 "Five Minutes With " a veteran seller and servicer of sewing machines these last 48 years, got me thinking of my early years at what's now called Conumers New Zealand, from 1967 on. All round, they were the most sophisticated and expensive of all home appliances. There was

a very large number of brands with a wide price-range, so we got a lot of enquiries from young wives and mothers who made their children's clothes, and wanted to know which machines were the most efficient and reliable, at affordable prices, while having all the functions required. Things have changed vastly, young mothers, since about

1985, can now buy imported clothes at low prices. As those young mothers mostly go out to fulltime jobs, they don't in any case have the time for making clothes, though the machines are now a lot "smarter" in what they can do. And relative to the purchasing power of our Kiwi dollar in 2014, against that of, say, 1974,

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Building Global Links! Last week saw Evans Bay Intermediate School welcome students from Japan to do a combined Art Mural Project. The Japanese students, all from various schools in the Yokohama area, are currently being billeted by EBIS students for 5 days while the mural is being painted. 25 EBIS Art Extension students with the 12 Japanese students have been given the task of painting the mural on the Kilbirnie Bowling Club wall in Evans Bay Parade. “This is a wonderful learning opportunity for our children. This project is about our children making links to their global community. EBIS provided a formal powhiri to welcome the group last Wednesday. This whole school experience, has been a very special one. Every time we look at the Kilbirnie Bowling Club wall in future, we will be reminded of a truly great time we shared.” Principal Wendy Esera said. Annette Gittos, wife of Senior Staff member Ben Gittos, helped to teach some basic Japanese to the Wellington host families. Assistant Principal Ed Trotter put in a huge amount of work liaising with Asia New Zealand who generously sponsored the whole exchange. Art Teacher Stamatoula Boolieris worked with students as they created the artistic masterpiece. An official opening of the wall will be done by the Wellington Mayor on Wednesday 2nd April at 12.30. “The Eastern Suburbs will have a wonderful community work of art, that everyone can enjoy, thanks to a group of 37 Japanese and Kiwi Kids!” Wendy Esera concluded.

the machines are all a lot cheaper now, many models having functions that none had 40 years ago. Anyway, it's good to see there are still some old experts in that industry; so let's hope this man and his shop will be around for a few more years. H Westfold, Miramar (Abridged)


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Providing a top service The Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Miramar strives to provide their customers with a top quality service. Owner Steven Chin has been with the business since they opened the doors two years ago, and has a previous 15 years of experience, coming from Burkes Tyres in Kilbirnie. He says at Bridgestone Miramar they like to meet their customers’ requirements as quickly as possible, with most jobs taking no longer than 24 hours. Steven says they are able to provide a fast and friendly service, and can offer their customers a range of services including wheel alignments, puncture repair, nitrogen inflation and tyre sales. As well as these services, Steven feels a real point of difference for their business is the alignment work

they do with with classic cars - a service not many other workshops are able to offer in the area. His staff are experienced with classic cars, and it is something they are passionate about. Steven says he is enjoying being part of the Miramar community, and says they are now looking to expand their customer base. He says being tucked down a driveway at the end of Park Road makes it hard as people do not often know they are there, but they are excited to get the word out and continue to serve the wider Miramar community.  Pictured: Steven Chin (front) and Wheel Alignment Technician Adam Llewell from Bridgestone Tyre Centre in Miramar.

Weetbix TRYathlon growing By Anna Bradley-Smith Massey Journalism Student Kilbirnie Park promises to be a venue for growth for the annual Weetbix sponsored triathlon after it hosted 2,000 children last Sunday. Sanitarium spokesperson Stephen Andrews says the Weetbix Kiwi Kids TRYathlon was moved from Lower Hutt to Kilbirnie Park this year so that more children could take part with the larger lanes at Kilbirnie Pool. “We felt it was a great success. The feedback was very positive and there were lots of great activities and

smiles,” he says. “We capped the triathlon at 2,000 this year to see how it went but next year we should be able to have more entrants.” He says the triathlon for those aged between 7 and 15 aims to get children enjoying an active lifestyle and promotes physical and mental well-being. One first-time competitor was Lachlan Goodey, 8, from Waterloo School who did the triathlon with two classmates, Finn McQueen, 8, and Luca Siegel, 8, who had taken part previously. Lachlan’s mother Karen Goodey says that despite the inconvenience for the Lower

Hutt families the change to Kilbirnie was a good move. She says while there were more participants than when it was held in Lower Hutt, Kilbirnie Park did not feel over-crowded. “It’s such a better venue. It was definitely a good change.” Karen says that although Lachlan was nervous for his first triathlon the three friends were really supportive of each other and they all had a great time. “The boys all cheered each other in at the finish line.” All three boys are looking forward to taking part again next year and will definitely be back, Karen says.

Finn McQueen, 8, Lachlan Goodey, 8 and Luca Siegel, 8, get ready to race with the other 8-year-olds. PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Bradley-Smith.

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25 years for local butchery By Nikki Papatsoumas Island Bay Butchery will celebrate their quarter century birthday this week, ending with a celebration for locals to take part in. When ref lecting on the past 25 years, owner Don Andrews says they have come a long way. “I can remember going to the bank manager and ask-

ing for an increase on my mortgage so I could by the business and he told me I was crazy. “When I bought this place butchers were closing down and supermarkets were opening, peoples eating habits were changing.” In the last 25 years they have won awards for their now legendary sausages, and expanded into a Strathmore

store that Don purchased eight years ago. “We first entered the New Zealand Sausage Competition in 2000 and after that it was when we really made a name for ourselves for our sausages,” says Don. “I want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported us, if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be here. They have made it worthwhile.”

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Mural spruce up The Seascape Mural on Oriental Parade is undergoing an upgrade.

The Wellington City Council is having the Oriental Parade Seascape Mural on the seawall near Freyberg Pool upgraded. They are commissioning the original lead artist, Ellen Coup to smarten up the ply fish and touch up the faded paint work. Work began last Monday, and Ellen says she is excited to be part of revitalising this very popular public artwork. “It’s an honour to be re-painting one of my first big public mural projects and I’m excited to get started.” Ellen Coup will be working alongside fellow artist Apotala Matepelu to help complete the mural. The mural was originally painted by a group of artists in 2004 and included beautifully worked ply board fish and sea creatures. It originated as a partnership between the Department of Conservation and the Wellington City Council. With an educational aim, the brief called for an underwater Wellington Harbour to be populated with wooden fish.

In the last decade it has been tagged, some of the ply fish have broken and some have been pulled off, and the paintwork has faded. Arts programmes advisor for city art, Katie Taylor-Duke says that it’s not standard practice for Council to upgrade murals. “This one seems to be a community treasure – much loved by residents, visitors to the popular Oriental Parade and passing children alike.” Ellen estimates the work should take three weeks to complete, weather permitting, and the mural will be graffiti guarded on completion.

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Dancing through door of opportunity Imagine improvising a different dance move through a door 1000 times. That’s what ten young dance students are getting ready to do, so they can fundraise to build the set for their show. The third year contemporary dance students from the New Zealand School of Dance are creating their own dance works for the School’s Choreographic Season 2014. This year’s show, called The Residents, is set in a decaying, mysterious building with stairways to nowhere and some surreal goings-on, and so far the students have one stand-alone door they have been using to rehearse their show. Students have generously been offered a set of an old house for free, which was originally created for a film shoot, but to cover the


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costs of moving and installing the set in the theatre safely, they need to raise $2,000 by 13 April. The school is working hard to fundraise for the show, but as a charity there isn’t enough to cover getting the set into the theatre. So the students have formed a team and have set themselves the unusual fundraising challenge of improvising 1000 dance moves through their one existing door. They’ll dance through the door on the buskers’ stage in Cuba Street, from 1pm on Thursday April 10. Students believe it will take about three hours to complete the challenge, which they hope will raise enough money to make their vision a reality.



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Back to sea level for local swimmer By Anna Bradley-Smith Massey Journalism Student Houghton Valley swimmer Samantha Lee is enjoying being back at sea level after returning home from a high altitude training camp in the United States of America. Lee was one of 11 New Zealand swim mers who spent a month doing a specialist high altitude training at the Northern Arizona University, which has an aquatic centre used by

national swim teams from all over the world. The high performance camp trained in the pool 11 times a week at a 2,106-metre altitude and did gym and circuit sessions in preparation for the Commonwealth Games trials in three weeks. Lee says the training was designed to increase the athletes’ red blood cells, as that is how the body adapts to less oxygen at high altitude. This leads to athletes having a better oxygen intake when they return to sea level for competitions. “When we first got up there training was horrible, breathing was really hard and you got really tired really easily.

But by the second week most of us were feeling normal and over the month I fully adjusted.” The optimum time for performance after coming down from altitude is either three days or three weeks due to the turnover of the red blood cells in the body, Lee says. The camp was timed so that the athletes had three weeks until the trials for the Commonwealth Games, Pan-Pacific Championships and national age-group competitions. Lee is entered in five races for t he Com monwe a lt h Games trials and her chances of qualifying are hopeful. Lee says last year she did

some big personal bests and she is now in better shape so can hopefully go faster. “I still have time to drop, but its not unrealistic and my coach says I’ve been training well.” Things are looking good with Lee back in the water in Wellington. “We all noticed the difference on Thursday when we did a hard set and we all went really speedy and felt really good,” she says. With the motivation of spending her 22nd birthday in Belfast at the Commonwealth Games, Lee is putting in the work for the trials.

New blood for football club By Nikki Papatsoumas

Clayton Lewis from St Patrick's College Town. PHOTO CREDIT: Khalid Ahmed

Secondary school Futsal Champs Over 500 of the best secondary school futsal players converged on Wellington’s ASB Sports Centre on Thursday and Friday in a quest to be crowned New Zealand Secondary School Futsal Champions. The two-day tournament which features a juniors, seniors and open girl’s grade, involved 48 schools from across the country and a number of New Zealand age-group representatives from the outdoor game. Dave Payne, New Zealand Football’s Futsal Development Manager says the tournament’s growth has been great to see. “In terms of the number of teams at the tournament we’ve grown

from 42 teams last year to 48 this year which is the maximum amount for the stadium. We will look to restructure the Champs next year to accommodate even more teams as the demand is there.” Payne says the lift in skill on previous years is also evident across all grades. “The skills on show are phenomenal to watch, there’s been a definite lift in technical ability. It’s pleasing to see how the coaching courses New Zealand football have developed are paying off locally in terms of the technique these players are starting to adopt.” He says the tournament, run by

New Zealand Football in conjunction with the New Zealand Secondary School Sports Council, is important as a medium to provide opportunities in the secondary school space. The support for the local schools such as St Patrick’s College, Wellington High School and Wellington College was plain to see, with a constant stream of spectators filing in and out of the Sports Centre over the two days. To check out the final results from the tournament, visit www.

Wellington Marist Football Club is injecting some new blood into its club, with the formation of an under 17 team. The club is now looking for local support to help raise the money they need for registration. Marist Men’s first team has been in the premier grade for a number of years, but last year were relegated to the first division. Team member Adam Heyman, who has also come on board to coach the U17 team, says the committee believed this was because they are the only club in Wellington not to have a youth team. He says after approaching Rongotai, St Patrick’s College Town and Wellington College they already have 12 boys set to play for their first game on April 6.

Adam says they are also excited to have Nic Madden on board who has previously worked with Southampton Football Club and LA Galaxy, and Marist stalwart Chris Hubmann. A $2400 registration fee is required by Capital Football and Adam says they hope to raise the majority of this through an upcoming quiz night at The Realm in Hataitai. Local Kilbirnie businesses have come on board and offered prizes and items for raffles. The Wellington Marist Football Club U17 team quiz night will be held on Monday, April 28, from 7pm to 9pm. Tickets are $10 each and seats are limited to 100 people. To reserve a ticket, email Adam at The team is also looking for more keen players, if anyone is interested they can contact Adam.

Young sports players inspired Young Wellingtonians had a chance to meet their sporting heroes at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Friday. They mingled with players such as Ama Agbeze from the Haier Pulse, Jeetan Patel from the Wellington Firebirds, Pual Ifill from the Pheonix, and Lindsay Taint from the Wellington Saints,

receiving sporting tips and tricks. The sports pros coached minigames and ran development drills. Facility Manager of ASB Sports Centre Craig Hutchings says that his team works hard to make sure young people are inspired to get involved in sports.

Give Korfball a go The Wellington Korfball Club is looking to introduce the sport to new players through a have-a-go session on Saturday April 5 at the ASB Sports Centre. Korfball is a fast placed ball sport, similar to basketball or netball. The sport is played teams containing a mix of men and

women. Goals are scored by throwing the ball into a basket, set higher than in basketball and netball, and without a backboard. The have-a-go session is free, and runs from 4:30pm to 6pm for anyone aged 15 and over.

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