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Opponents of roading proposals in Takapu Valley, and between Grenada and Petone claim the New Zealand Transport Agency is pitting neighbours against each other, so it can bulldoze its plans through. The Wellington City Council is also seeking information on the two proposals. While the council is supportive of a Grenada Link Road, it has no preferred option and has not yet formally discussed current proposals with the NZTA. Tawa residents oppose the

widening of the motorway, known as option C, while Takapu Valley residents oppose recently announced plans for works north of Grenada. Grenada residents are opposed to current Link Road proposals, and seek alternatives. “We are surprised at the change in the proposed route, and by the aim to seek additional roading capacity north of Grenada,” Chair of the city council’s Transport and Urban Development Committee Andy Foster says. “We are also asking for information about the NZTA’s

By Laura Kavanagh A parade formed at Wellington Cathedral car park to march to the Cathedral of St Paul in T hor ndon, where a citizen’s service was held. Many people laid wreaths at a Citizens wreath laying service at the Wellington cenotaph, a war memorial commemorating the New Zealand dead of WWI and WWII. One-hundred-yearold Evelyn Hutchins from Newlands laid a wreath with her daughter, Kay Hutchins, and says it was a privilege, especially at her age. Evelyn Bovett was an Air Force Transport Driver in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during the WWII. She joined the WAAF in 1942 and eventu-

ally married Thomas Hutchins, who was also in the Air Force. Evelyn was a great singer and regularly per for me d for t he troops. She says she struck up many life lasting friendships as part of the WAAF. “It was wonderful, but there were sad moments. “You would get news that someone wasn’t coming back.” She remembers going to Wanaka with her parents at the end of WWI. “I was wondering why my mother was crying. “I learnt later her brother had been killed in Gallipoli.” PHOTOS SUPPLIED BY BELLA PHOTOGRAPHY Evelyn always comMORE PHOTOS ON PG 9 & 10... m emor a t e s A n z a c day, saying it is an Former New Zealand Air Force Transport emotional day. Driver, 100 year old Evelyn Hutchins of Newlands and her daughter, Kay Hutchins.

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Upset at proposed bus services inbriefnews By Laura Kavanagh New bus route proposals drafted by the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) are causing uproar in the Khandallah community. A number of changes have been proposed to bus routes 43, 44, 45, 46 and 47, which service the Khandallah and Ngaio community, but the changes have not been well received. Khandallah resident Carol Stigley says under the proposals, north Khandallah will lose its day-time direct bus access down to and up from the city. Bus routes 43 and 44 currently do a loop in alternating directions, but they have

been replaced by route K – a there and back route ending at Homebush Road. The GWRC say current 43 and 44 bus routes are characterised by long unreliable one way bus loops travelling in opposite directions through Khandallah, and route K is designed to provide a more consistent service. Carol says route K will add significant time and inconvenience to the journey for everyone, who lives north of Khandallah Village, the Ranui/Cashmere/Onslow/ Mandalay area. “It represents a major reduction in services and is highly inequitable - especially given it's a very big suburb even counting only

the 'northern' part of it.” Peak time commuters who live near Box Hill, Cashmere, Homebush, Onslow will continue to have access to existing route 46, but it only runs at peak hours. Carol says there has been no consultation with the Khandallah community, and was told this was because Khandallah did not have a residents association. “I feel they haven’t actively consulted the public, and putting things up on a website is too passive.” “It’s a dog’s breakfast.” Submissions on the Draft Regional Transport Plan need to be received by May 9. NO CONSULTATION: Khandallah resident Carol Stigley is frustrated the Khandallah  For more information, community has not been consulted about visit www.gw.govt.nz proposed bus services.

Zealandia to celebrate 20th birthday By Dave Crampton Zealandia is gearing up for its 20th anniversary next year, announcing the anniversary date at a commemorative planting last Thursday. The gathering was attended

by more than 200 supporters, who were asked to contribute to an interactive, crowd-sourced media project. This project will capture the history and stories of the sanctuary over the years since Prime Minister Jim Bolger signed

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Zealandia’s Trust deed in 5 July 1995. Zealandia’s foundation members were also honoured. One, Karori resident and Wellington City Councillor Andy Foster, says despite some challenges, locals have supported Zealandia, many for the full 20 years. “It’s just fantastic,” he says. “I’ve been around since the day we started. “I’m (now) a Zealandia guardian.” Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery also praised the volunteer effort at Zealandia. “It’s a living community of people who make conservation happen.” Zealandia’s Chief Executive Officer, Hilary Beaton welcomed and thanked guests, sharing her commitment to celebrating the successes of the sanctuary. “With the time, love and commitment of the Foundation Mem-

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bers, the seeds of success have germinated and grown. “Endangered species have regained a foothold and the birdsong is returning to Wellington.” After Ms Beaton announced the 20th anniversary date, 20 flax bushes were planted around the sanctuary by children, volunteers and supporters – one for each year since the trust deed was signed. Ngaio resident Des Smith, 74, a Zealandia guide for the past 11 years, has received two awards for his volunteer work. He guides in both French and English four times a month, as well as a few special events. “I did a naturalist tour for 20 naked people,” he says. Des is enthusiastic about Zealandia, particularly with the way locals have supported the sanctuary. “That helps it have a community feel”. The 20th Anniversary celebrations will be held on July 4 and 5 in 2015.

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Churton Park Community Meeting A public meeting organised by the Churton Park Community Association is to be held at the Amesbury School hall on Tuesday May 6 at 8pm to discuss the proposed new routes for the Number 54 bus to Churton Park from the Greater Wellington Regional Council. The association has invited the Greater Wellington Regional Council to attend, as well as several Wellington City Councillors. This is an opportunity for the community to receive information about the Draft Regional Public Transport plan and to share ideas about alternatives. For more info, go to www.gw.govt.nz

Lions club quiz night Lions Club of Johnsonville is holding a quiz night at 7:30pm on Friday, May 9 at the Johnsonville Community Centre Hall. The money being raised is going towards Wellington Free Ambulance. Categories will include general language, sports, geography, music, history and science, and there will be great prizes and raffles. Entry is $12 per team member, maximum six players per team. To register your team, contact Ross on 0274217874.

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inbriefnews Khandallah German Fair A German Fair is being held on May 10 at Khandallah Presbyterian Church as a playgroup fundraiser. Bring along the family and friends to see the garage sale bargains, children’s clothes, crafts and raffles, German products and German food. Starting from 9:30 am to 1pm, it will be a great day out for all.

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Local comedian performing in comedy festival By Laura Kavanagh A comedian from Khandallah is one of the star attractions at New Zealand’s International Comedy Festival. Tim Batt is performing his new show Tim Batt Saves Planet Earth this week until Saturday, May 3 at the Cavern Club. Tim describes it as a sequel to his last show. “My last show is about how the world is screwed up, and so this show is about how I save it.” Tim won Best Newcomer of the year at New Zealand’s International Comedy Festival in 2013, and has been nominated for a Billy T award. He got involved with comedy many years ago living in Wellington. “My brother used to live with comedians, so I was exposed to live comedy.” Tim was also involved with a

school programme as a student called Class Comedians. “I saw a lot of stand-up shows and I was convinced I could be funnier than at least the worst guy there. “I quickly realised I wasn’t as funny as the worst guy, but I got better.” He is very happy with the new show, which has been months in the making. “The end will be surprising to everyone, including me.” Tim loves all comedy, but enjoys live comedy the most. “There is something unique about a live gig, because it’s there and it’s gone. “It only exists in that one moment.” He says the audience is very much part of the show, and shape the direction of how it goes. Tim still get gets nerv-

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From farm boy to Cambridge University, London By Emily Elliott If you were to tell a rural farm boy that he would recieve a fully-funded scholarship to complete his PhD at Cambridge University in England, he would most likely tell you that you were dreaming. But for Abraham Mains, that dream has become a reality. From August 1, the 24-year-old ex-Victoria University student will move to London to begin his three year PhD programme in Biomedical Science. The Rutherford Foundation Trust PhD Scholarship is a fairly prestigious award, Abraham tells the Independent Herald. "They take two or three people a year from New Zealand. It's quite an honour." Abraham spent a significant amount of time and what he calls 'mental energy' on the application process, and says that each stage was nerve-racking.

However, the straight A+ student says that the majority of work happened throughout his degree and honours programme. "The very first thing you need is good grades. That will get them to look at you. "To be a professional scientist you have to have a PhD; it was always on my mind." Abraham completed his Bachelor of Biomedical Science with honours last year, and says that after he finished, he had a window of opportunity to file multiple scholarship applications. "I was invited to interview for several scholarships, the Rutherford being the first," Abraham says. "A week later I got the call. I was pretty ecstatic. You invest so much energy into it." Abraham says it was a massive relief and a huge weight off his shoulders, knowing where he was headed next. He adds that a big part of his sense

of accomplishment comes from where he grew up. "I came from a farm hours out of Dunedin, with an alternative family - we had no running water or electricity. "I was home-schooled from kindy until I was seven." He says his Mum worked extremely hard to give he and his two sisters an equal opportunity. Abraham's major project at Cambridge is looking at the basic biology of aging. "At Cambridge I'll be surrounded by the best thinkers in the world. It's a serious recipe for inspiration, creative thinking, and excellence. "It's an opportunity to broaden my horizons and be the best I can be. My education is the most valuable thing I own." Abraham says it is his goal to come back to New Zealand in a decade's time and lead his own lab.

Cable car looks to boost numbers By Alisa Yong Festive lighting could become a permanent part of a ride on the cable car as the company looks to boost passenger numbers. The cable car has had lower-thanpredicted numbers so far this year, but the popularity of a psychedelic display of 15,000 lights in the ride’s tunnel during the recent Power Plant festival show, has operators hoping a permanent feature will help turn things round. Wellington Cable Car Ltd chief executive Simon Fleisher says customer feedback on the festival installation was positive. “We carried over 20,000 additional passengers for the Power Plant show and we hope having the display as a permanent fitting will add to our passengers’ experience

and ultimately increase passenger numbers.” He told a Wellington City Council transport and urban development committee that due to a temporary drop in cruise ship numbers and disruption during the construction of the new terminus, passenger numbers were lower than expected this year. The estimated number of passengers for the year has been revised to 1.02 million, down on the 1.06 million carried last year. The addition of Snapper and a predicted rise in the number of cruise ships should increase numbers, Simon says. “Numbers are starting to pick up…we’re cautiously optimistic.” The company is currently seeking quotes and hopes to come to an agreement with Contact Energy,

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Curtain Bank comes to Newlands By Laura Kavanagh

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Newlands locals are being invited to get free, lined curtains for their living rooms and bedrooms just in time for winter. The not-for profit organisation Sustainability Trust is bringing its Mobile Curtain Bank to the Newlands community this month. Every year, Sustainability Trust runs a series of Mobile Curtain Banks around the Greater Wellington Region to help Community Services Card holders stay warm and keep power bills down. Curtain Bank Co-ordinator Erika Grant says houses in Newlands can be

really cold and draughty, so it is really important locals make sure their children and elderly are as warm as possible over winter. “Good quality curtains really help to keep the heat in and power bills down. “Once households have curtains in their bedrooms as well as the family living room, they’ll notice the difference straight away.” This is the second year that Sustainability Trust’s Curtain Bank has come to Newlands. “We’re hoping that the community grapevine swings into action, and as many people as possible can get themselves lined

and fitted curtains for their home or rental,’ says Erika. “All you need is a Community Services Card, and to fill out and return a window measurement form, available from the Newlands Community Centre at 9 Batchelor Street.” Forms are available now and must be returned by Monday, May 12. Curtains will be ready to pick up from the Community Centre one week later. The Curtain Bank is a free service, funded by Sustainability Trust’s insulation programme, and supported by Genesis Energy.

Experienced international manager for Huntleigh Home Enliven’s Huntleigh Home and Retirement Apartments in Karori has a new manager. Scottish born Suzanne Simpson joined the team on March 31, bringing with her twenty years’ experience as a Registered Nurse and Manager. For the last ten years, Suzanne has worked at Hutt Hospital, where she was most recently a Manager of a large hospital ward. “When the opportunity to become Manager at Huntleigh Home came up I jumped at the chance! I spent eight

years managing a rest home in Scotland before I moved to New Zealand, so this job is something that I know well and really enjoy. I get to use my nursing knowledge as well as be the manager. It’s the best of both worlds, lots of fun and very rewarding.” Alongside her day job, Suzanne is in the final year of a Master’s degree in Clinical Nursing. “There’s lots of studying, but as a nurse it is important to keep up to date with everything,” she explains. Residents and staff at Huntleigh

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Ngaio author publishes book “Every language has its different alphabet of sounds, but there is only one alphabet of word meaning for all languages and all words.” He says he has found in English and Maori language, a connection between sounds and word meanings. “My main claim is to have discovered something linguists have been looking for from half a century without success – the fundamental elements of word meaning. “I just don’t think it is a coincidence.” Trevor has spent much of his retirement researching European languages, but was surprised to discover some similarities while

By Laura Kavanagh A Ngaio resident has recently published his second book exploring his original theory on language. Trevor Lloyd has written a book called How to find a Taniwha: A deep connection between English and Maori words. Trevor is hoping to receive feedback on his theory about language, which he has been developing for about 15 years. In his book Trevor, explores the relationship between sounds made by words, and the elements of word meanings. “I call them the ‘alphabet of word meaning’.”

looking at the Maori language. He says not everyone has been convinced by his theory so far. “Because I am not a linguist, it has been hard to engage with the academic community. “My theory also goes against one of basic principles of language – that any word sound can combine with any word, and can mean anything.” Trevor, who was a public servant in his younger days, has always had an interest in language and a curiosity about words. He hopes his book will invite discussion on his original theory, and would love to hear some feedback.

WORDY ENDEAVOUR: Ngaio resident Trevor Lloyd has written a book outlining his theory on the connection between the sounds of words and their meanings.

Rates to rise By Dave Crampton Rates are to rise an average of 2.49 percent, after Wellington City Councillors agreed the city’s budget and plans all on the same day. Last year’s rates increase was 2.75 percent, over the council’s self-imposed target of 2.5 percent Decisions of the Council’s Governance, Finance and Planning Committee, which includes all councillors, are to be ratified at a May 7 full council meeting. The Council has already adopted a living wage rate for council employees, and plans to extend this to parking staff when the service is

brought in-house in July. It is also working with its council-controlled organisations to explore extending the living wage to their staff, and also to Council contractors. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says feedback showed clear support for most of the changes proposed. “The decisions we have made today are about growing the economy, increasing our rating base, encouraging development, making the city more resilient to climate change and other disasters, protecting our built and natural heritage and improving transport choices.” The $406 million of operational spending includes $100 million for stormwater, drinking water and

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Question: What have you been doing these school holidays?

Eden Gosche, Hastings

Fraser Bailey, Johnsonville

“I have been visiting Wellington. And sleeping.”

“I went to Rotorua to do some mountain biking. It was fun. Next week I will be at a hockey holiday programme.”

Sophie Sloan, Karori

Isobel Sloan, Karori

Tane Marshall, Porirua

“I am spending it with Grandma.”

“Went to Grandma’s and got some fake tattoos.”

“I had fun at the pool.”

Ella Galo, Porirua “Playing outside.”

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Rue Bourke, Amanda Martin and her daughter, Grace (16 months) outside Flag bearer for the Wellington the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul before its service of commemoration RSA, Phillip Wallace. for ANZAC Day.

Peter Barnett wears his father's war medals at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

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Isaac Holliss, New Zealand Army, escorted Wel- On behalf of her husband: Nancy McDonald, A good turnout at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul for its service of lington Mayor, Celia Wade-Brown, to the Service widow of Ian, proudly wears Ian's Airforce medals . commemoration for ANZAC Day. of Commemoration at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul on ANZAC Day.

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Silks in time for Mother’s Day By Laura Kavanagh With Mother’s Day just around the corner, Churton Park resident Jim Collins has the perfect gift for the special woman in your life. Jim is holding a special silk sale on May 10 at the Churton Park Community Centre. He is selling a range of silks including Pashmina, silk velvet, fine silk, pure raw silk, and heavy weave, all collected by himself on his trips to Vietnam. Jim has always had an interest in natural fibres, and wanted to be a wool classer, when he was younger. “I always loved the feel of wool and natural fibres.”

In the late 1990’s Jim overheard a lady talking about the beautiful silk in Vietnam, and as luck would have it, was invited on holiday to Vietnam to experience these silks first hand. “It was a wonderful explosion of colour and amazing fabrics,” Jim says. “It was a revelation to me to see the quality of the silk.” A fan of history, Jim went and studied the origins of silk going back to China breeding their own silk worms. “Legend has it the Chinese emporess discovered a cocoon of silk, when it fell onto her lap while she was sitting under a tree.” He says silk worms need warm climates and feed off mulberry trees. “Silk is very fine, but is strong and

has a higher tensile strength than steel.” Jim says silk absorbs moisture, and keeps you at a good temperature all year round. Silk enthusiast Jim has brought back many silks, having returned to Vietnam several times. He says the boxes of silks have been sitting at his place for years and if he gets a popular response from the silk sale, he may make it a regular occurrence. Silk sale at Churton Park Community Centre May 10 from 10:30-2pm. For more information on the silks, visit www.familyyarns.net/Site/ Welcome

Karori Cemetery to host buggy walk By Laura Kavanagh The secrets of Karori Cemetery will be discovered by many this Thursday as Sport Wellington holds its monthly Buggy Walk in the area. Buggy Walks are a free event occurring on the first Thursday of every month at different locations around Wellington. This particular walk will start at the Main Chapel of Karori Cemetery and will follow the Warrior’s walk through New Zealand’s second largest cemetery. The walk is about 3.5km in length, and is described as a moderate walk. The Karori Cemetery was es-

tablished in 1891, and contains the graves of hundreds of Commonwealth service personnel from World War I and II. The cemetery closed in 1965, but remains open for visitors and as a walking track. Event Organiser, Tania Atkinson of Sport Wellington says the walks are growing in popularity each month with nearly 200 parents, caregivers and children in attendance at the April walk in Upper Hutt. “It’s great to see more and more people keen to get out and get active with their young ones,” Tania says. The walks aim to provide parents and caregivers the opportunity to discover some of the many buggy friendly walking tracks throughout

the Wellington region. The walks vary in length and difficulty but will usually take 45-60 minutes to complete. With no registration necessary, everyone is encouraged just to show up and take part. To find out more visit www.buggywalk.co.nz.

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Onslow Road. A silver Nissan parked in Madras Street had a rear window smashed to allow the door to be opened. A silver Honda Legend parked in Rangoon Street suffered a similar attack with a broken rear window to affect entry. Also in Rangoon Street a blue Nissan Bluebird had a rear window smashed but nothing was taken. In Calcutta Street parked locked and secured in a driveway was entered, no sign of force, and a small sum of cash was stolen. In Ngaio, a blue Honda station wagon was damaged in an attempt to break in on Kenya Street. The passenger door lock shows the signs of a jemmy. In Trelissick Crescent, the driver’s side door lock of a gold Nissan Presea was damaged and broken but no entry gained. Also in Trelissick Crescent, a red Toyota hatchback was entered via a forced driver’s side door lock.

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In Johnsonville, a large trailer loaded with firewood was stolen from the rear of a property in Bassett Road. In Atua Street, a pot plant was taken from the garden and used to smash a window to gain entry. In Chapman Street, an insecure garage door was pushed up and an unspecified number of items stolen. Another garage, in Monowai Road, was entered but nothing stolen. A white Toyota parked in Haumia Street was damaged when a window was smashed in an attempted break in. A blue Nissan parked in the driveway of a house in Atua Street was entered without signs of force and some coins taken. A Toyota van parked down a long driveway on a property in Ironside Road was entered without any sign of force and a small sum of money was taken. In Khandallah, there were several offences against vehicles. Registration plates were stolen from a black Subaru Legacy parked in

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Cross country competition for children By Dave Crampton Kids are being asked to dust off their running shoes for a cross country series starting next month. The five events are open to all children aged from five to 13, not just those from athletic clubs. The series, co-ordinated by Athletics Wellington in association with local athletics clubs, including Olympic and Karori, will be held over a five month period ending on September 14. Distances range from 800m for the younger kids and up to 3km for the older ones. Those who enter a week in advance of the first event on May 11 will also get a personalised race bib. The first event at Karori Park will be dedicated to

Gary Weston-Webb who died suddenly last month at the age of 60. Mr Weston –Webb was a volunteer, coach, and former athlete, and one of the main instigators to get the Kids Cross Country Series up and running for the first time last year. He was heavily involved in the Karori Athletics Club, representing it on the Athletics Wellington Junior Committee. Most recently he manned the gate for three days as a volunteer at the National Athletics Championships held recently in Wellington. Athletics Wellington Sports Development Manager Jo Murray says last year’s inaugural event was hugely popular for a first time event. “We had approximately 200 kids at all the events.

This year we’re adding another event to make it five in total. “Hutt Valley Harriers were keen to get involved, and are hosting an event.” The other events will be held in Upper Hutt, Petone, and Mt Victoria - and also in Grenada North, hosted by Olympic Harriers. Those entering all five events will receive a competitor’s medal at the final event.

 Participants can enter online at the Athletics Wellington website (www. athleticshub.co.nz), or on the day from 9.30am. The cost is $7 per person per event.

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Macey Caughley and Josh Platt in the year six cross country race last year. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

All girls football team making waves By Laura Kavanagh L oca l footba l l tea m Nokouts have joined up with the Wellington United Club and entered an allgirls team into the mixed 14th grade Capital Football Competition. Despite being the only all-girl team in its grade, it is currently sitting at the top of the table winning two from two. The Nokouts were originally formed in 2010, when two squads of all girls was formed. Current co-coach Sandy C u m p s t o n e s ay s t h e Nokouts were originally formed as development squads to give girls an opportunity to train with other girls. Original head coach Des Vincent –Dustow sadly passed away in 2012 of Cystic Fibrosis, a f ter which Sandy and Guillermo Schiltenwolf took over co-coaching the squad. They took the Nokouts to play in the Kanga Cup in Canberra in July last year. The two teams of girls fundraised over $50,000 to get themselves there, and both teams won their respective grades. Sandy says they were

Challenge ahead

KNOCKING THEM FOR DEAD: Local football team the Nokouts are showing the boys how it’s done. Back Row: Guillermo Schiltenwolf (coach), Chelsea Empson, Brigitte Russell, Anna-Leigh Gillies, Zoe Tims, Ella Vincent-Hyde, Serena Murrihy, Francesca Grange, Sandy Cumpstone (coach) Front Row: Lucy Jones, Lauren Dickie, Sasha Gray, Sophie Armitage, Ella Wilson, Lisetta Darroch, Asha Strom, Absent: Antonia Marchesse. PHOTO SUPPLIED

very proud. “We were worried the Aussies would be tougher, but then we went and won it.” She says after the Kanga Cup, there was talk about putting together an all-girls team and entering into the Capital Football Competition. They put together a proposal with the help of Mike Russell and Justine Empson, linking themselves with Wellington United,

and have been proving themselves by playing some great football. “We have 15 really talented girls currently sitting top of the table,” Sandy says. The girls, aged from 13-15 yea rs old, come from a number of suburbs including Karori, Ngaio and Khandallah, and train twice a week at Boyd Wilson field. Sandy says all players are training at a Federation

Talent Centre, and seven at a National Talent Centre. Co-coach Guillermo says the main purpose of the team is to provide a proper pathway for girls to play football at a top international level. “Football loses a lot of females, because it is hard to play professionally as a woman,” Sandy says. Over the next month, they will be starting up a Nokouts Training Squad.

A daunting challenge laid ahead for Johnsonville Rugby Club’s premier team as they headed out to Lyndhurst Park home of the Swindale Shield and Jubillee Cup 2013 champions, Tawa, last weekend. The weekend’s round saw Johnsonville just come up short against a staunch Tawa side, losing 11-13. Johnsonville came out strong with good play, despite having a couple of starting positions to consider last minute with injuries and players away. This gave new players an opportunity to run on in the first half and allowed the coaching staff to see how they played in starting positions. It also gave the team’s new blood that chance to gain invaluable premier game experience.  Tawa rolls after the weekend’s win for them, playing through as champions; undefeated in 2014 so far. Johnsonville’s senior seconds WBD came up against Western Suburbs Rugby Football Club LBD, who was withdrawn from grade; and the local the Superloans Under 85kg Terrorhawks had a bye. The club’s cripples side lost to Marist St Pats, 21-27; and the presidents side drew with Hutt Old Boys Marist 12-all.


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