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Suburb hosts its own Anzac Day services By Nikki Papatsoumas Island Bay School hosted a very special Anzac Day Service last Friday. The service was attended by members of the community alongside local Keas, Scouts, Girl Guides and Boys’ Brigade groups and Island Bay School principal Perry Rush was chosen as the guest speaker. Continued on page 2.

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FAMILY: Mr Williamson and his family from left, son-in-law Dave Hind- SCOUTS: From left, Alec Stewart, Nathan Hall abd Adam Hall marsh, daughter Helen Hindmarsh and wife of 68-years Amy Williamson. from the 1st Island Bay Scouts.

Island Bay reflects Continued from page 1. By Nikki Papatsoumas After the ceremony the school bell, which bears an inscription to alumni who died during the world wars, was rung and a wreath and flowers were placed below it.

Most years a wreath is also placed at Shorland Park but due to poor weather this was cancelled. Present was president of the Wellington City Branch of the RSA John Williamson, who was joined by his wife and children. Mr Williamson, who is

91-years-old, replaces previous president Joe Wrathall, who sadly passed away last year. The Happy Valley resident is one of the last veterans in the area, and explains he was called into the army in January 1942 – when he was just 19-years-old. He later volunteered for the

navy and also spent time in England, taking part in an Officers’ Training Course. Mr Williamson addressed the crowd in his opening speech, sharing his memories. The service concluded with an afternoon tea at St Hilda’s Church in Island Bay.

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A water tank behind Wellington Hospital which received a much needed makeover has once again been the target of graffiti. Residents and staff from Te Menenga Pai House (Mansfield House) in Newtown had taken ownership of the house, writing ‘Newtown’ in large colourful letters earlier this month. This was in an attempt to

deter on-going graffiti at the site. However the water tank has once again been a target of graffiti, with tagging covering the letters and other various tagging on the tank. Wellington City Council Community Services Manager Jenny Rains says the graffiti is “very disappointing.” “It is very disappointing for us and for the residents of Mansfield House,” she says.

Ms Rains says moving forward they are going to continue to provide resources the residents of Te Menenga Pai House need to remove graffiti as it appears. “One of the key things when it comes to reducing constant graffiti is to keep removing it. “If you keep removing it in the end it will help to reduce it even further and prevent it altogether.”

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New material will “revolutionise” sculpting

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By Nikki Papatsoumas Artists from Mapuia have designed a new material which they describe as “revolutionary.” Kim Beaton says she has been sculpting for 20 years, and has always been looking for the perfect material for her craft. “Sculpting has always been howingly expensive, howingly difficult, and toxic.” Kim says in the search on a non-toxic material she worked on creating sculptures out of Paper Mache, but because she was unable to put them outside she started a ‘quest” to find out what else was out there. She approached her husband Warren, an engineer, and he began research into developing his own product. A year later Pal Tiya, a permanent outdoor clay, was born. “It is going to revolutionise sculpting, nothing else can do what this material does,” says Kim. Kim says the clay is stronger than concrete with a consistency

Wellington Zoo is helping to assist with Kakapo recovery. They have sent Veterinary Science Manager Lisa Argilla to Whenua Hou/Codfish Island to assist during this year’s breeding season. Whenua Hou/Codfish Island, near Stewart Island, is one of three offshore islands managed by the Department of Conservation to ensure a predator-free environment to protect Kakapo, and help recover their numbers.

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NEW MATERIAL: Kim and Warren Beaton with their business partner Dee Sowter perch upon ‘Grandpa Dragon’ a sculpture made of Pal Tiya and homed at Wellington Zoo.

of biscuit dough. It can withstand freezing temperatures, is affordable, can be cut with scissors and above all is super easy to use. She uses tinfoil to get a general mould for her sculptures, and then applies a 5mm thick layer

The popular Keep Newtown Clean day looks likely to expand, with similar schemes to be rolled out into neighbouring southern and eastern suburbs. This comes after the Wellington City Council added an additional $100,000 to their graffiti fund.

of the Pal Tiya over the foil to create her masterpieces. “It is beautiful to work with,” she says. Having now received a patent they say they are excited to share their new product with the world.

Kim, Warren, and their business partner Dee Sowter will be selling, displaying and giving live demonstrations of Pal Tiya at the upcoming Home and Living Show, which will be held at Westpac Stadium from May 2 to 4.

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inbriefnews ComicFest at Wellington Libraries Kilbirnie and Miramar Libraries will be hosting comic book themed fun for children this week. The free events, which gives children the chance to play with their very own ‘comic dice’, are perfect for children between the ages of six to 10, and they are encouraged to come along in costume. Sessions will be held at the Kilbirnie Library tomorrow, Tuesday April 29 from 2pm and Miramar Library on Wednesday April 30 from 2pm.

Localising Food Project launched The Localising Food Project officially launched last Saturday at the National Permaculture Conference which was held at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay. Its aim is to facilitate the growing local food movement in New Zealand, focusing on all aspects of local food production, processing and distribution. Permaculture is a design system that mimics natural ecosystems.

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New faces for Pacific Advisory Group By Nikki Papatsoumas The recently elected Pacific Advisory Group welcomes new members Kimi Higginson and Merio Marsters. Both women, from Newtown, have been elected as Cook Island representatives for the group and are passionate about their culture. Both agree they have been passed the torch to be a voice for Cook Island people. Kimi Higginson is heavily involved in the Pacific Island Church and has been the Secretary for the Cook Island Society for the last seven years. She says she first learnt about the Pacific Advisory Group after hearing a call for nominations on the radio. “I have been inspired by the previous reps and the work they have done.” The Cook Island born New Zealander says a main concern of hers is keeping their precious language and culture alive, through working closely with members of the Cook Island community, including seniors. Merio Marsters is also involved in her community, and is the face behind such initiatives as a hilltop basketball court on Russell Terrace.

NEWLY ELECTED: From left, Merio Marsters, her daughter Gravity Marsters and Kimi Higginson are excited to spend the next three years on Wellington City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group.

“I was nominated because I have supporters that had faith in me, and believe I will be able to support the Cook Island community and put issues forward for the Wellington City Council to address. “It is about closing the gap between the isolated and the majority in the community.” Merio says she would like to pay particular focus to the younger generation of her com-

munity. “We need to come together and keep our language alive, especially for our younger people.” Both women are nervous for the next three years and what it will bring, but they say they are keen to learn and work together for the better of their community. “We want to work together, or there is no point going in as

reps,” says Kimi. “We weren’t put in there for ourselves; we were put in there to represent the people.” The Pacific Advisory Group represents the views of Pacific people, and advises the council on challenges and issues facing Pacific people. The first meeting of the Pacific Advisory Group is on May 5.

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Rare lizards at Wellington Zoo By Anna Bradley-Smith Massey Journalism Student Two of New Zealand’s largest and rarest lizards are being given a helping hand by Wellington Zoo in a first of its kind quarantine programme. The critically endangered Otago and Grand Skinks are the focus of a Wellington Zoo and Department of Conservation partnership aiming to establish a captive breeding population of the lizards. The first lot of 29 western Otago and Grand Skinks were removed from their natural habitat near Wanaka, and brought to the zoo where they were quarantined for a 30-day period. Wellington Zoo Vet Baukje Lenting said during the quarantine period the skinks are monitored daily for their food intake and appearance and they

all receive a health check and have their gender established. “We take blood, faecal and genetic samples to look for known diseases and test their general health. “This is to find out what to watch for.” The zoo’s first batch of the western Otago and Grand Skinks were successfully quarantined and have been redistributed to wildlife sanctuaries around the country where they will continue to be monitored. The zoo is now on their second batch of 14 of the skinks that will be redistributed after the quarantine period. Wellington Zoo plan to house eight couples of the Otago and Grand Skinks permanently and will release any of their offspring back into protected sites it Otago.

RARE: An Otago Skink in The Nest Te Kohanga at Wellington Zoo.

The Ramen Shop ‘pops up’ in its new Newtown home By Nikki Papatsoumas

BIG FLAVOURS: From left Tsubasa Takahashi and Asher Boote from The Ramen Shop.

The Ramen Shop has finally settled into a permanent home in Newtown, much to the delight of loyal customers and locals alike. The Ramen Shop is the brainchild of Asher Bo o t e a n d Tsub a s a Takahashi, who previously worked together at Pickle Eating House and Bar in Wellington’s CBD. Asher says they both had a love for ramen, but there was nowhere in Wellington that served the popular street food. So on their days off the boys got together,

and sold ramen from a small section of Pickle Restaurant. Asher says after Pickle closed down due to earthquake strengthening, they began to look for places that had a similar ethos to them, so they could continue to ‘pop-up’ and feed the masses. Over the past year they have collaborated with like-minded restaurants and bars such as Flight Coffee Hangar, Goldings Free Dive Bar, Hashigo Za ke, a nd Rogue & Vagabond. “We all have a similar philosophy – high quality produce served in a

relaxed, chilled out environment,” says Asher. Asher says while popping up around town they were also keeping an eye out for a more permanent home. He says they chose Newtown because it is a relaxed community, and the casual vibe also fits into place with their philosophy. “We have been here two weeks and there is definitely a real buzz,” he says. “All of our regulars have still kept coming, and now they can come any day of the week, as well as having a whole lot of new people that

hadn’t heard of us coming in.” Asher and Tsubasa make their noodles from scratch, and use free range meats and local suppliers. “We want people to come in, relax, and enjoy a handmade boutique product.” Asher says they are not traditional – but they still have a respect for tradition. “This has been a real driving factor behind the food, we are not trying to be anything, we just do food we want to eat.” The Ramen Shop can be found at 191 Riddiford Street in Newtown.

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Seatoun remembers

The Seatoun Community were among those to commemorate on Anzac Day. Locals were invited to attend a morning service which included a march to St George’s Church, followed by a church service and morning tea.

FLAG BEARERS: From left, Wellington East Girl Guides Sinead Gregan, Sarah Cook and Bianca Evett. Sacred Day of Anzac, Of memories ...forever dear Trysting place of loving hearts Of yesterdays ...drawn near; Of long remembered faces Dimly thro the Veil of Time; Voices in the far-off distance, Cherished memories sublime

REMEMBER: From left CPOSA Melonie Wallace, Seatoun RSA Patron Des Wallace, Rongotai MP Annette King and Peter Hansen.

Hallowed soil of Anzac, Bridgehead of valor, unsurpassed, May the plots wherein they lie Be ever spared from war's red blast! May the sacrifice they made, Outlast the tears of bitterness The Sacred Flame of Anzac, light The future's pathway down the years! Roll on, Ye drums of memory! Blow ,Ye bugles blow! The pause if Ye would hear them Answer from the long ago! "We are the Sons of Anzac, Who died in Freedom's name

COMMEMORATION: Members of the Seatoun RSA and community march to St George’s Church.

We sought our fame not glory In the playing of the game Nor did we vision monuments To glorify our memory; We died ...that you might live In a world forever free! From out the past we send to you A challenge and a call Build a Brotherhood of Nations A better world for all." Remembered Sons Of Anzac You have not died in vain! Upon the Altar of your Sacrifice Peace will shine again! Who will struggle 'gainst the tempest In memory see the light that shone; The Sacred Flame of Anzac, Burns on ...and on ...and on! William Richard Whiteside Whakatane April 3rd 1947

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Graduate gives a lesson in success By Jacob Chandler Whitireia Journalism Student Dance graduate Hannah Candy has returned to teach the course which launched her career travelling the world on cruise ships. After completing a commercial dance course in 2010, Ms Candy has had four contracts and performed on Norwegian Cruise Lines. She says the job gave her a chance to see the world and make new friends abroad. “I really wanted to do it because of the traveling aspect,” she says. She has performed in a number of shows on board including SHOUT!, a 60’s musical, Showdown, an American Idol style show with three audience judges, and a contemporary dance show with aerial work.

Rehearsals are done in Tampa Florida before six months work on board. Each cruise lasts seven to 10 days with only one to two of those days at sea. Hannah says they only had to postpone a show once due to turbulence at sea, but she often got a fright landing a few centimetres lower than she jumped with the ship moving. “If it’s really bad sometimes they will take us out of heels and put us in our flat shoes,” she says. Hannah says most of the work is done in the evenings, which gave the performers the day to be a tourist and explore. She says being surrounded by her workmates is great for socialising but can cause tensions some times. Hannah is currently teaching

INSPIRING: Dance graduate Hannah Candy speaks to students at Whitireia Performing Arts School.

classes at the Whitireia Polytechnic Performance Centre in Wellington and hopes she is inspiring the students there. “When I was studying here I was kind of unsure of what I wanted

to do I always loved it when somebody came in.” She says she was excited to share her experiences. Hannah says she would like to travel to London next year but she

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Giving Tai Chi a go World Tai Chi Day on Saturday saw people from across the globe celebrate the ancient art. Events took place across Wellington, with tai chi demonstrations and information sessions running in various locations. But for Wellingtonians who missed out, Enliven is welcoming everyone in the local community to come along to their weekly classes held every Tuesday from 11am12pm at Island Bay Community

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Question: What does Anzac day mean to you?

Wilson Cain, Evans Bay

Carolyn Marshall, Strathmore

Marie Murdoch, Miramar

“It is a day of remembrance and honouring the soldiers.”

“Anzac day is day where thousands gave up their lives so we can live a free life.”

“It is a memory day of the soldiers, my grandfather put up his age so he could go to war.”

Monique Andrews Kilbirnie Its paying respect to the soldiers who fought for us and its also important to my friend who had a family member fought in Anzac.

Terry Binding, Seatoun “It is a day for remembering the people who fought for our freedom.”

Gary Scott, Roseneath “It’s a time for remembering the people who gave up their life so we can be free.”

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@wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Graffiti an eyesore Dear Ed, The offensive destruction of an historical wall originally part of the old gasworks site in Wexford Road, Miramar is a blight on the community. If the council graffiti team cannot deal with the

eyesore directly then they should put pressure on the present owner to clean up the objectionable situation. I hope this may spur some action and the possible excuse that it is on private property does

not stand scrutiny. Some action which has been simply lacking for more than two years should occur. Kevin Peacock, Miramar

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OUT & ABOUT

PERFORMER: A performer ineracts with residents as they watch on. DIVERSE DAY: June Jackson and Les Mills.

ENJOYING THE SHOW: From left Carol Larsen, Miriama May, Margaret Wood and Keith Wood.

CELEBRATING CULTURE: From left Glen Eglinton, Eunice Lett and Joy Clarke.

Cultural diversity celebrated By Nikki Papatsoumas

CHOIR SONG: The Chinese Senior Association sing a rendition of Edelweiss, in both Chinese and English.

Club celebrates what would have been 100 years By Nikki Papatsoumas The Island Bay Surf Life Saving Club celebrated what would have been 100 years earlier this month. Kilbirnie local Betty Smith, who held various positions in the club, explains the club went through a boom in the 60’s and 70’s before sadly having to close its doors due to dwindling membership numbers. Ms Smith says she joined the club in 1978, and its beginnings are traced back to when the first tram lines were put into Island Bay. She says this gave young people more of an opportunity to head out to the beach. “It was the ‘in-thing’ to do,” she says. The Island Bay Surf Life Saving Club began as what Betty describes as a “sunbathing and swimming club,” made mostly of men. This as she explains was less about surf lifesaving and the likes - but more about sunbathing and socialising. She says the creation of the Royal Life Saving Society in 1910 encouraged

people to learn lifesaving skills in the water, and the clubs began to take a different direction. Soon they started to call themselves the Island Bay Surf Life Saving Club, and were registered in 1914. As Island Bay Beach has very little surf Betty says they were not particularly strong in using boats, and had more of a focus on rescue and resuscitation. She says “a change in culture” is ultimately what saw the demise of the club. “Once rescue and resuscitation disappeared Island Bay lost its incentive. There was no surf and kids wanted to be in the surf. “A lot of things happened that changed a lot of surf clubs, and Island Bay missed out because we didn’t have the waves.” In 2008 the club was officially disbanded, and their hall is now used by the Island Bay Marine Education Centre. Although they did not make it quite to 100 years, those who had been involved with club over the many years got together for a celebration evening at the Pines in Houghton Valley.

Residents and staff from Newtown’s Village at the Park celebrated different cultures at their annual Cultural Diversity Day last Thursday. The day, which is in its second year, was made up of performances from different

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Barista at the Plaza Pizzeria in Kilbirnie What is your favourite food?

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To see my children graduate, because they work so hard in school and I will be very proud of them.

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Your favourite holiday destination? I like travelling around the world seeing how others live in their countries.

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I prefer to listen to Adele because her songs are very slow and touching, also I like a bit of Jennifer Lopez and Beyoncé .

Making people happy. For example giving to the poor and helping people in need.

What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? When I first started working in coffee shops I had no idea what was going on, yet now I’m the one teaching people and getting them to a high standard.

Free swims for novice swimmers By Dave Crampton

FUN IN THE WATER: Learning to swim is an important life lesson for all children. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Wellington City Council’s learn to swim programme bookings for term two opened last week, and all who enrol in a term programme receive five free swims. The programme provides awareness and water skills for babies, toddlers and adults.

Parents or caregivers would need to be in the water with pre-schoolers and toddlers. Any existing customers who pay by the closing date will have their course automatically rolled over to the identical course as their previous set of lessons. They can also book online to receive a 5 per cent

discount. With qualified instructors, the classes put water safety first and confidence boosting is part of the parcel for swimmers to enjoy the water. Those who have a council leisure card and book online or over the phone will get a 20 per cent discount on the registration fee.

Leisure cards are available for community service card holders and beneficiaries, providing discounted entry into a range of recreation services. To book an assessment for Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, phone the Wellington City Council on 801 4403.

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Top level service The Armstrong Motor Group plans on building strong, long-term relationships with its new and existing clients after confirming their future with Chrysler Jeep Dodge and adding Fiat and Alfa Romeo at their Wellington and Lower Hutt sites. The general manager of Armstrong Chrysler Fiat Wellington, Nick Allan, says Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo complement the already substantial offering of the Armstrong Motor Group. ‘‘The Fiat and Chrysler brands are synonymous with quality and functionality and they come with a heritage spanning many decades. The new range focus’s completely on our Kiwi lifestyle with their capability and obvious fun factor.” “There are plans for huge growth this year and with offerings from the Fiat 500 Pop through to the value packed Dodge Journey 7-seater, and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV there really is something for everyone.” Mr Allan says all the new models have a focus on safety, fuel economy and premium quality features. Rick Armstrong, the managing director of the Armstrong Motor Group, puts a strong emphasis on top level service and Mr Allan agrees that these days customers looking at buying a vehicle should have a trusting, convenient and consistent

experience. “Since taking ownership, promoting our key company values and working on strong leadership with a new level of energy, we have experienced great customer feedback and strong growth within this side of the business and we look to continue investing in staff and facilities to create an environment for customers second to none.” Each dealership has a fulltime business manager to assist customers with insurance and finance inquiries and Mr Allan says the Armstrong Group’s size offers the benefits of servicing at multiple locations with all the information specific to your vehicle available on –site. He says Armstrong have built a new dedicated showroom at their city location and have taken over the existing site in High Street Lower Hutt and across all sites employ people with a focus firmly on customer service. “We are here for the long term, building relationships with our customers, from vehicle sales to service, parts, finance, insurance and everything in between. We knew some time ago that the stereotypical cars sales business was an outdated model and to be truly successful as a nationwide brand open, honest dialogue with our very loyal and new customers was key.”

New Hyundai teased before launch The soon-to-be launched, all new Hyundai Sonata has been teased by South Korea’s largest automaker – Hyundai Motor Company. Some details of the all-new Sonata that were released include a new-look exterior and reinforced improved body structure and rigidity for safety. Despite the model’s world premiere set for later this month, the Sonata will debut in New Zealand towards the second half of 2014. The Sonata is the second model to adopt ‘Fluidic Sculpture 2.0,’ completing a more refined, premium look. On the outside, a single-framed, premium hexagonal grille, refined sidelines and futuristic rear designs help create an image of a dynamic, sophisticated premium midsize sedan. A longer wheelbase also maximizes the car’s cabin space. The interior design aligns with the exterior, adopting consistent design details that reflect careful consideration of ergonomics and intuitive. This year’s Sonata was also designed to enhance Human Machine Interface

(HMI) qualities, letting drivers intuitively, recognise the vehicle’s controls – with switches grouped by their function. Seat comfort has also been maximized with a more ergonomic cushion design. With safety, other advanced features of the Sonata contribute to enhancing the vehicle’s overall safety. By expanding on the application of Advanced-High Strength Steel, the car is twice as rigid yet 10 per cent lighter – helping achieve upgraded safety and driving performance. As a premium midsize sedan, the new Hyundai secures top-class safety by adopting a seven airbag system and new seatbelt technologies.

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Pulse players light up school holiday By Khalid Ahmed Wellington netball team Central Pulse players Donna Wilkins, Irene van Dyk and Joline Henry attended the ASB Sports Centre holiday programme to help kids enjoy their holiday last week. The children were given

FUN: Connor Stinson enjoys the fun warm up.

PHOTO CREDIT: Khalid Ahmed CHALLENGE: Netballer Donna Wilkins challenges the children to a game of paper scissors rock.

tips to develop their netball skills and even had the chance to play a game with the netball stars.  For more information about the ABS Sports Centre holiday program contact general manager Craig Hutchings on 803 8380.

LISTEN UP: Donna Wilkins give the kids advice on warming up.

Kick-off times for FIFA U-20 World Cup confirmed An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the world championship of football for male players under the age of 20. It will be the largest football tournament ever staged in New Zealand. It will take place over three weeks from May 30 2015 with 24 countries participating. With 52 matches spread across the nation, the public will be able to enjoy a collection of day and night games, on both week days and weekends. Wellington Regional Stadium will host three doubleheaders during group match play. The first is on Saturday May 30 with kick-off times at 4pm and 7pm. The next pair of matches

takes place on Tuesday June 2 at 4pm then 7pm. The football fever continues that weekend with a 4pm and 7pm double-header on Friday June 5. A day of entertainment is in store when Wellington hosts another double-header of Round of 16 play-offs on Wednesday June 10 which kicks off at 4pm and 7:30pm again. Wellington also takes centre-stage on ‘Super Sunday’ June 14, when it hosts one of the four quarter-finals, with the final being hosted in Auckland on June 20. General public sales will commence on June 13. A five per cent cash rebate will also go back to football clubs across New Zealand. For the match schedule and kick-off times plus ticket options, go to FIFA.com/ NZ2015

NEW BLOOD: The Wellington Marist Football clubs Under 17 team is holding a fundraiser this Wednesday.

Local football team needs support 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 and to get

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Tai Chi is back in Kilbirnie By Khalid Ahmed Tai Chi and Qigong instructor, Ray Poy, a New Zealand born Chinese, is bringing his Tai Chi classes back into the Kilbirnie Community Centre. Ray first learnt about Tai Chi when he travelled to China in 1982 and automatically became a fan. A year later he began studying Tai Chi. Ray says Tai Chi takes years to learn and requires lots of

practice. “It wasn’t easy to learn Tai Chi but I was very keen and you have to be fairly keen to do it.” Ta Chi combines a moving form of yoga and meditation, and helps the body and mind without physical workout. Ray first started teaching Tai Chi in the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre in 1992 and left for the ASB Sport Centre in 2011.

He says he decided to move back to the Kilbirnie Community Centre because it is in the heart of the community. “Tai Chi is becoming more popular now because people are starting to realise all the benefit that comes from doing it.” Ta Chi classes are open to all and are held every Tuesday at the Kilbirnie Community Centre from 12:30pm.

MEDITATION: Ray teaching Tai Chi in the Kilbirnie Community Centre. PHOTO CREDIT: Khalid Ahmed


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OVER HERE: Louis Darral of Wellington College looking to control the ball. THIS WAY LADS: The referee leads out Rongotai against HIBS.

Football kicks off By Khalid Ahmed

TEAM EFFORT: Players from Wellington College and Scots College fight for the ball.

IN ACTION: Wing battles Scots College defender for the ball.

The annual Scots College pre-season football tournament took place on Wednesday and Thursday last week at Wakefield Park in Island Bay. Local schools, Scots College, St Pats Town, Rongotai, and Wellington College participated in the tournament. The tournament is a preparation for the upcoming College Sport Wellington football season, which kicks off this Saturday. St Bernard’s, Kapiti College, Onslow College, Upper Hutt and Hutt International Boys High School also played in the tournament.

MIDFIELD MAESTRO: Wellington College Wing Szeto tries to win the ball.

PHOTO CREDIT: Khalid Ahmed ITS MINE: Wellington College against Scots College.

PIGGY BACK ON THAT: Scots College player tries to win the ball in the air.


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