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New turf at Alex Moore By Laura Kavanagh

A lot of of hard work and effort was celebrated last week at the official opening of Alex Moore Park’s new artificial turf. Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle was Master of Ceremonies at the opening on Saturday morning, and Kaumatua Peter Jackson welcomed those assembled. “What a wonderful resource it is now. “You are all very lucky.” Continued on page 2 TESTING IT OUT: Five-year-old Riley Smith from the Marist St Pats under 6 Leopards gave the new artificial turf a go on Saturday.

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More than 1400 submissions have been received for a proposed road linking Petone and Grenada, which has pleased the New Zealand Transport Agency. “We’re thrilled that the community have shown so much interest in the proposals,” Regional Director Jenny Chetwynd says. A summary report of submissions will be released later this year. Ngaio resident Rob Suisted has property in the Takapu

Valley. In a 40 page submission, his preferred option is outlined as the cheapest one, the only option with no big roundabout. It has north-facing ramps and connects directly to State Highway 1. But this has been discarded by the NZTA. “To be a link road it must have a good connection to SH1. “They should just go back to building the simple, cheap effective option B,” he says. “If a Petone to Grenada link road is to be built, then terminate it at Grenada, connecting

to SH1 as has always been planned.” All councils in the Wellington region are to work with the NZ Transport Agency to oversee the approach in designing the transport link. Some residents have raised concerns about loss of land affecting homes and community facilities, and questioned the need for a Takapu Valley link or the widening of State Highway 1 near Tawa. They maintain a link road should finish in Grenada, with the money saved being used to widen SH58.

The input of councils is critical because the Petone to Grenada new link road and the upgrade of SH58 are designed to ensure the needs of communities throughout the region are being met. Ms Chetwynd says the proposed roads have the potential to deliver great dividends for the region. “But if we want to get it right, the region needs to bring its collective resources to the table during decision making and implementation.”

New Artificial turf at Alex Moore Continued from page 1 By Laura Kavanagh Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown unveiled a plaque to commemorate the special occasion, followed by the planting of trees. Cr Paul Eagle says the redevelopment of Alex Moore will be life changing, and the results will be felt quickly. “Kids will get to play their favourite sport every single Saturday. “The hub that is being developed is important to the whole of Wellington – it is longtime overdue for Wellington.” Cha i r ma n of t he A lex Moore Park Building Development Board Hadyn Smith recounted the history of Alex Moore Park, and of the man Alex Moore. He says Johnsonville is an incredibly optimistic suburb. “Johnsonville is one of the biggest growing suburbs for youth. “I am really pleased with how this has come together.” Hadyn says the artificial turf will mean a lot for sport

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NEW TURF: Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown unveils the plaque at the opening of Alex Moore’s artificial turf.

because kids will get to play from morning to night, and there will be less pressure on grass fields. The Alex Moore Park Development Project was started to address the limited provision of recreational facilities for active members of the Johnsonville community.

Five sporting clubs and their membership base have worked together over several years to get work started on shared facilities at Alex Moore Park. Those clubs are Olympic Harriers, Johnsonville Cricket, Johnsonville Softball, North Wellington Junior

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Kelburn School centenary By Laura Kavanagh Kelburn Normal School celebrated its 100th birthday last weekend. It was a very busy couple of days that started off with a cocktail party on Friday night. On Saturday, Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown officially welcomed the public, and a special cake was on show, iced by Deirdre Tarrant, mother of former student Bret McKenzie. There were student performances, school tours, and decade photos taken, all followed by a special dinner at Deloitte Galley, Westpac Stadium. Principal Andrew McFarlane says close to 300 past pupils registered for the school centenary. “It is about celebrating the past, and recognising what others have done in the past.” The area on which Kelburn Normal School was built used to be Upland Farm in the early 1900s. “The community realised they would need a school for the grow-

A local school in Newlands is being targeted by thieves. A number of shrubs and trees have been stolen from Bellevue School over the last few years, but a recent theft of a Camellia two weeks ago has been the last straw. Teacher Maria Church says the school has been rejuvenating their school grounds with trees and shrubs since 2011. “There were little trees to enjoy, but the gardens were overgrown, neglected and looking very tired.” Making these observations, Maria created Beautiful Bellevue, the school’s gardening club. “I wished to create an environment that was sustainable,

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ing populations.” The school had a focus was child centred learning, small class sizes, and individualised learning. “It was about the children,” Andrew says. The school has also had a strong emphasis on the performing arts, recognising the cognitive benefits of learning an instrument. Andrew says the school has always had a strong teacher training

initiative at the school, and have on average 26 student teachers working at the school in a year. Many generations have passed through the school. Current student Claudia Smith wore a dress her grandmother wore as a student, when she was a pupil at Kelburn Normal. For Andrew, this is the third school centenary he has been a part of and recognises the

importance of such an occasion. “People shift around, but memories don’t change. “I remember walking down the hallways of my school – it is about celebrating the networks you have established.” He says Kelburn Normal School has a great sense of community and tradition, and the school is the hub of the Kelburn community.

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welcoming and enjoyable for all Bellevue students and staff, where they could learn and play among trees and gardens.” She says the whole school community has helped, and so far together the school has planted close to 600 trees and shrubs, and built a vegetable garden. This year they are planning to plant another 240 trees and shrubs. Maria says unfortunately people are stealing the trees and shrubs with flowers. “So far our Hydrangea, Virgilia, Manukas and Camellias have been dug up and taken.” Maria says several other plants have also been dug up and dumped within the school grounds.

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“In conjunction, we have also had problems with our school gates, where they are being vandalised, broken or stolen. “These gates serve a real purpose as we have a special needs child, who needs them in place and our wee fiveyear-olds rely on them for safe boundaries.” So far the gates have been replaced at least three times. “The kids are bewildered. They can’t understand it,” Maria says. She says it is frustrating situation. “We are trying to make the school nice for the children and nice for the community as well, but we can’t do that if people don’t let us grow them.”

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Wellington Open Day The Capital opens its doors once again to locals this Sunday, May 25 for Wellington Open Day, 10am–5pm. Twenty of the city’s visitor attractions are opening their doors for residents and charity – all for a gold coin donation. The open day is organised by Positively Wellington Tourism to keep residents in the know about what’s on in the city and where – and to thank Wellingtonians for being great hosts when visitors arrive. This year’s attractions and tours include entry into Zealandia, Wellington Zoo and Carter Observatory. Kids can hop on an Our Space multimedia ride at Te Papa and those aged 5–10 can hunt for treasure at the Museum of Wellington City and Sea, with prizes for all. Now in its fourth year, Wellington Open Day is wildly successful with thousands of Wellingtonians turning up and tours selling out. In 2013, over $37,000 was raised for charity.

By Laura Kavanagh Two students from Onslow College have organised a special event this weekend, in light of the World Vision 40 Hour Famine. Brittany Young and Annabelle Wride are holding 40 challenges in 4 hours, a family

friendly event to raise awareness of the situation in Malawi - the focus of this year’s 40 Hour Famine. Held at Onslow College from 10am, the event will feature 40 different activities including quizzes, competitions and races. Annabelle says there has been

a lot to organise, but is looking forward to the event. “It is all about raising awareness of the problems in Malawi, and getting the community involved. “Malawi is in dire need of help.” Annabelle and Brittany went to a global leadership conven-

GOOD CAUSE: Onslow College students Brittany Young and Annabelle Wride have organised an event to help the people of Malawi.

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Local students make Shakespeare final Local students have made it into the finals of the Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand 2014 Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival. Four Queen Margaret College students have been recognised for their student directed scenes performed in April. Students Loewn Whyman and Sian Stephens won best selected five minute student directed scene with their extract from Macbeth, and Georgia Stewart and Safra Harkness won best selected fifteen minute adult or student directed scene with their extract from Much Ado About Nothing. Georgia says they did not expect to make it into the finals, but on the night everyone came through. “When we performed it, we got different reactions to what we were expecting. “It is interesting to see how the

audience may interpret something differently.” Sian says the best part is when the curtains close, and you either hear a roar of applause or just a few claps.

“I heard someone say, ‘finally something good,’ which was nice to hear.” The students are focussing on polishing up their performances and making sure they do not

forget any lines. “If you skip a line, the judges will know about it,” Safra says. Sian says she enjoys Shakespeare because the plays do not age.

“The message is timeless.” Georgia says you need to see Shakespeare performed to really appreciate it, and is looking forward to performing in the finals in the next few weeks.

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Queen Margaret College students Sian Stephens, Georgia Stewart and Safra Harkness are looking forward to the competition. (Loewn Whyman missing)

Wellington Central electorates MECHANICAL REPAIRS By Dave Crampton

Three candidates contesting the Wellington Central electorate at this year’s General Election look set to be members of parliament after Green candidate James Shaw was provisionally ranked top 10 in the Green Party list ahead of five sitting MPs. List MP Paul Foster-Bell was also selected as National’s candidate again last week. Labour’s deputy Leader Grant Robertson looks set to be reelected in the seat, with the other two likely to be high enough on their respective party lists. Mr Shaw is running a two ticks campaign – looking for both party and electorate vote – but concedes outseating Mr Robertson is a big ask. “It will be extremely difficult and highly unlikely - Grant has the support across the spectrum.” Had the Greens got an extra 0.2

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percent more votes in 2011, Mr Shaw would be a list MP. Born and educated in Wellington, Mr Shaw lives in the electorate, which no longer includes Wadestown, but includes Wellington’s largest suburb, Karori.

Should he be elected, Mr Shaw would like to seek a cross party agreement on climate change, similar to what the Danish parliament has done. To do that he acknowledges he would have to work within the political system and across the political spectrum to create consensus. “We have a commitment to working on the system, not just in the system,” he says. He a ck nowle dge s cl i m a t e change is not a vote puller, but says the Greens can also promote a smart green economy. “We have a proven track record of being able to deliver on that.” “Our government is driving us in the wrong direction,” he says. “A nd a ll we have to do is listen to what Labour says in opposition, and what it does in government”. In 2011, the Wellington Central electorate had the second highest proportion of Green party voters.

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QUEST FOR THE GRAIL: King Arthur played by Tamati Gates, Sir Robin played by Jayden Hooper, Sir Lancelot played by Connor Nolan, Sir Galahad played by Brett Taefu.

Newlands College presents Spamalot By Laura Kavanagh Newlands College has something to tickle your funny bone. The college is performing Monty Python’s Spamalot, a musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film, ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’ The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony

Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004–2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations. During its initial run of over 1,500 performances it was seen by more than two million people and grossed over $175 million. Director Craig Milmine says Spamalot was chosen because it is very funny, supports a large cast and appeals to wide range

of people. “There is something for both young and old.” He says they started auditions in February. and have been steadily getting ready for opening night. “This is one of the first proper comedies we have done. “The students have been really focused and working hard on getting their comedic timing

right.” He says there is a little bit of everything in this play, including a flying pig. “There is slapstick for some, and sophisticated humour for others.” The production runs from May 270 30.  Tickets can be purchased from the Newlands College office.

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Kelburn architect New Bakery in Johnsonville rewarded ORA By Laura Kavanagh

A new bakery is opening in Johnsonville, promising to provide customers with delicious, traditionally-made bread. Experienced baker Wayne Mills is opening up Roll Around Bakery on the site that used to house Brumbys Bakery. Originally from Essex, England, Wayne has 24 years’ experience in the bakery business in England. “I’ve been baking all my life,” Wayne says. “I’ve always had a passion for food and found I was good at it.” Currently living in Lower Hutt, he came to New Zealand for a holiday and loved it. This is the first bakery he has set up in New Zealand, and says he enjoys the bakery business. “I take pride at the end of the day putting up something that people enjoy.” Wayne is very passionate about using traditional baking methods. “I don’t believe in pre-mixers, or additives,” Wayne says. He uses only the highest quality flour to

NEW FACE IN TOWN: Owner of new bakery ‘Roll Around’ Wayne Mills is looking forward to bringing Johnsonville fresh, traditionally made bread.

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A Kelburn architect, Novak & Middleton has won a New Zealand architecture award for the redesign and upgrade of the Central Park apartments in Wellington. The $34.4 million Central Park project is part of the $400 million upgrade of the City Council’s social housing stock, jointly funded by the Council and the Crown. The award was presented last Friday at the NZ Institute of Architects awards event in Auckland. While it was no great surprise to get the award, Simon Novak says it is a great reward for the team of six architects who worked on the project “It’s very satisfying. This project took a long time – I think it is worthy of the award.” The citation says the work was a transformation of a “tired and socially dysfunctional Council apartment complex”, and the redesign realised much of the potential that lay

dormant in the original design. “This is a project of considerable ambition that has been delivered skilfully by the design team and client. Central Park Apartments have set a new standard for high density social housing in New Zealand.” One key design element has been the development of a shared community space – reducing the need for individual private spaces at neighbouring Council complexes. A community centre has also been created from a redundant ground floor car park. Wellington City Council mayor Celia Wade Brown says the award is deserved recognition. The Council’s Housing Manager, Vicki McLaren, says the award is also a tribute to main contractor LT McGuinness, structural engineers Dunning Thornton and the more than 750 contractors and subcontractors. The construction work, started in June 2010, was completed in August 2012 on schedule and on budget.

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Question: What did you think of the budget last week?

Dagmara Smith, Johnsonville.

Dianne Bateman, Churton Park.

Andrew Kho, Khandallah.

Melissa Wharekura, Johnsonville.

Chris Burton, Tawa.

“It was interesting. It will be good for the families.”

“What budget haha. Glad there is something in for the young parents.”

“It was a good budget. Good for the young families and for the Mums.”

“Good for new parents. I’m not a National supporter though and it won’t sway me.”

“Nothing, I’m not interested.”

LETTERS

James Mepsted, Johnsonville. “Quite satisfied. It didn’t make any dramatic changes.”

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.

Great country to live in Dear Ed, What a sad person Catherine Bindin (letter to Editor 14 May) must be. She seems to be in a minority attacking John Key. No doubt she does not approve of reduced ACC Levies with car registration, free

doctor visits for under 13 year olds, increased parental leave and will turn these down - of course not. Catherine might like to consider moving to Australia, or many other countries which have deficits, unlike New Zealand which will have

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Husband and wife team James and Macey Liang had a lot to celebrate last week when they graduated from Victoria University. Both graduated with a Masters of Public Management with Merit from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Government, and say they couldn’t have completed their qualifications without each other’s support. The couple enjoyed being able to bounce ideas off each other over three years of parttime study, and James says he couldn’t imagine going through it with anyone other than Macey. “It was great to have someone, especially someone so close, to talk about your learning and test how well you were understanding certain topics. “It really enhanced our learning.” According to Macey, getting married, having a family and then a career is the Chinese way of life, and she decided she could

have it all when she fell pregnant halfway through her studies. She took a trimester off when their daughter, Caitlin, was born nearly two years ago, but managed to catch up to James by increasing the number of papers she took each trimester and studying over summer. “We both wanted to graduate at the same time, and I didn’t want to be studying for too long.” James and Macey feel they have achieved more than they have missed in the last few years although they initially struggled to find a balance between working full-time, studying and spending time as a family. The routine they settled on was to spend time as a family at night, and the weekend studying. “We were lucky enough to have my mother caring for our little girl while we worked and studied,” James says. They say study has made both their lives so much more fulfilling, and it was nice to celebrate.

Karori Medical Centre controls diabetes By Dave Crampton Karori Medical Centre, with the Capital and Coast District Health Board, has developed a new model of care improving health outcomes for diabetes patients. This month Health Minister Tony Ryall visited Karori Medical Centre, which since 2012 has developed a nurse practice partnership with Wellington Hospital, which is giving local diabetes patients the tools and knowledge to better manage their condition. Karori Medical Centre Nurse manager Robyn Taylor says the model is a win for both patients

and nurses, as patients have less travelling times and nurses are upskilled. “We’ve had some good success – and it’s more acceptable for patients to be seen by nurses that they know.” Mr Ryall says of 55 patients identified who had a high average glucose level, over half have seen a reduction to a more manageable level. “A patient told me that he now feels more in control of managing his diabetes. Advice from his nurse is now just a short walk or call away.” Chris Ward, 67, who met with

the minister, has type -2 diabetes and takes insulin every day. Twenty years ago he was fit, and was also warned he may be getting diabetes. However he ignored advice, citing his busy job. Karori Medical Centre now provides his insulin, where previously this required a visit to Wellington Hospital. As a result, his blood sugar level has dropped. This new model is being used in other practices in Wellington, and the District Health Board is looking to implement it across all practices to improve diabetes

CARING FOR THE COMMUNITY: Health Minister Tony Ryall discusses the success of the new care model with Karori Medical Centre patient Chris Ward. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

services. Mr Ryall says the Karori nurses have gained valuable experience working in partnership with a diabetes nurse specialist at Wel-

lington Hospital in managing patients at the practice level. There are more than 22,000 diabetics in the Wellington region.

Bright future for Nakita By Laura Kavanagh A Newlands resident has found success in the job market thanks to a training provider called Making Futures Happen. Twenty-year-old Nakita Taylor had been looking for employment since June 2013, but without success. “I had been looking for Full Time work for close to a year and had applied for nearly 200 jobs with no luck,” Nakita says. Her Work and Income Case Manager, Lyn Turner, based at Johnsonville Community Link, referred her to Making Futures Happen in January this year, whilst WORKING HARD: Nakita Taylor from Newlands with manager of Glassons Cuba Street she was in receipt of a job Lisa Mauer. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

seeker’s benefit. Making Futures Happen is a contracted training provider, offering training in retail and hospitality. “We felt that training of this quality would give Nakita the edge she needed to secure a job”, Lyn says. In her first month of the course, she was set up with interviews with local retailers, as well as a two week work experience opportunity with Exodus Fitness. “The week I was meant to start my work experience with Exodus I got a call from Glassons on Cuba Street, where I had interviewed for a Full Time Stock Assistant job the week before and I was offered the job.

“I love having a purpose when I wake up in the morning and getting paid is not too bad either.” Nakita says she is really glad she chose to challenge herself by joining the course, and is happy not to be having to go through the depressing job search scene anymore. Lisa Mauer, Manager of Glasson’s Cuba St Store says Nakita has made an excellent start with Glassons. “She has fitted in very well and has the skills and drive we need. “We are a busy inner city store and require staff who are responsive and quick to learn, and Nakita has got what it takes.”


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Retirement for J’ville man

LAST DAY: Terry Gardiner (co-owner), Jim Young, Nikki Stone (Branch Manager) and Paul Coltart (co owner).

By Laura Kavanagh A recognisable face in the Johnsonville community celebrated his retirement last week. Former real estate agent at Guardian First National Jim Young marked the important milestone with a shared lunch with his colleagues, who say they will miss Jim. Jim is well known in the Johnsonville community and used to manage a fruit shop in the Johnsonville Mall. His brother in law was ready to retire and Jim did not want to take over the shop in light of the long hours. He has been at Guardian First National for about 14 years after he closed the fruit shops, and says real estate has been really good. Jim already had plenty of contacts when he joined First National because of the fruit shop. “Real estate is a hard business, but I’ve

made some really good friends.” He says he will miss the people contact and the team. “I’ve been here 14 years, and the bosses have been really good.” Jim has been married over 40 years, and has two children and one grandchild. He has been living in Kapiti for several years with his wife Vera, and is looking forward to retirement there. “I am looking forward to spending a lot of time on the beach. “The summers will be nice.” Next month he is off on a holiday to Thailand. The 69-year-old says he is beginning to feel his age, despite not looking it. Terry Gardiner says Jim was a popular man of the team. “He knows everyone, and was an integral part of the team. “He will be well missed.”

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Annual Book Fair

By Laura Kavanagh

BOOKS GALORE: Life Education Trust’s Joslyn Tjeerd and Johnsonville Rotary Club’s Bob Shennan show a few of the books, which will be on sale this weekend.

The Rotary Club of Johnsonville in conjunction with Life Education Trust is holding its Annual Book Fair this weekend with books to suit even the most discerning of readers. Held at the Johnsonville Community Centre, the sale of donated books runs on both Saturday and Sunday, and is a favourite every year. Johnsonville Rotary Club Bob Shennan says they have an estimated 25,000 books to sell, which have been sorted into categories. New World Tawa has generously donated its facilities for the books to be sorted and stored until the weekend, and Churton New Wold has donated all the bags. Bob says they have a wide

variety of books this year. “We have children’s books, science fiction, non-fiction. “We keep the price down to keep the books affordable.” Life Education Trust’s Joslyn Tjeerd says this is the fair’s 16th year, and all the books are donated from around the Northern Suburbs. Started in 1998, the book sale has become known for its quality and quantity. Bob says they are glad for the support, especially as the money goes into the community. “We are lucky to have such a supportive community, who enables us to fundraise and give us support.” The money raised goes towards supporting the work of the Life Education Trust and the Rotary Club

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of Johnsonville, such as their Healthy Heroes programme in schools. Bob says they are looking forward to the weekend. “We don’t look at it as work. “We are happy to see the books go to a good home.” The Rotary Club of Johnsonville is also looking for new members. If you are interested, visit www.johnsonvillerotary.org.nz.  Rotary Club of Johnsonville Annual Book Fair Saturday May 24, 7:30am - 5pm Sunday May 25, 8am - 2pm Johnsonville Community Centre, Moorefield Road.

North Wellington AFC held its club ‘Old Timers’ Day last Saturday at Alex Moore Park on the new artificial turf. The event was attended by many past members, eight life members and club patron Ohariu MP Peter Dunne. The local North Wellingon AFC Men's first team, who play in the Capital One league, played against Victoria University Gossies (reserve team). North Wellington won 5 -1. The goal scorers for North Wellington were Kadin Joslin, Kieran Cripps, Kevin Ferguson, Sam Hutchison and Curtis GoodThe handshake between the captains pre-game with the referee. Mitchell Bradley (Victoria University Gossies captain) Jim Murphy (referee), Sean Leonard (North Wellington captain). PHOTO CREDIT: North

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Opening of Alex Moore artificial turf continued from page 2,

TRYING IT OUT: Young players testing out the artifical turf on Saturday PHOTO CREDIT: Laura Kavanagh

SUCCESS: Ashton Clark from COVETED TROPHY: Former All Whites goalkeeper Mark Paston with Khandallah scores a try for Wests Rusiru Dharmasekhara, 10, of the North Wellington Vipers standing Cheeters on the artificial turf. with the Fifa under 20 World Cup Trophy.

Wellington Girls’ College rallies for abducted Nigerian school girls By Laura Kavanagh A number of students and staff from Wellington Girls’ College took part in a rally last week supporting the global campaign for the rescue of school girls, who were abducted in northeastern

Nigeria. Youth coordinator for the Wellington rally, Dawape Giwa Isekeije, a Year 13 student at Wellington Girls’ College says, “WGC students and staff have been really supportive of this campaign.

‘They have been signing up and preparing to participate in this rally since last week.” Dawape says they made display cards with messages they delivered to parliament during the rally. “My school mates were very eager to come out and show their

support for the young school girls.” Rallies also took place in Christchurch, and there was an information assembly at Logan Park High School in Dunedin. “We are asking the Government of New Zealand to add its voice

to the global call for the Nigerian government to bring back our girls,” Dawape says. “We would also like the New Zealand government to offer assistance to the Nigerian government for the safe rescue of these school girls.”


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From May 11, Northern United Junior Hockey Club has been holding sessions for budding hockey players. Held at Raroa Intermediate on Sundays. • Fun Sticks (Year 1 and 2 kids) - 1pm till 2pm • Have a Go (Year 3 to Year 8 kids) - 2pm till 3pm

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Something to warm you up for winter By Laura Kavanagh Karori Arts and Crafts is holding a Winter Warmers sale this weekend for you to stock up on your winter clothes. On both Saturday and Sunday from 10am, members will be selling their handmade items, including winter woollies, gloves, hats, socks, scarves, children’s jumpers, blankets, quilts. It is the first time the group has had this sale like this, as they would usually do a large sale at the end of the year. Margaret Tay-

lor of Karori Arts and Crafts says the group realised none of the woollies were selling, so the members thought they would do the sale earlier in the year and see what response they got. “We have lots of really talented knitters, who are creating some beautiful handcrafted items.” She says knitting is a skill many people have abandoned. “People are a lot busier and you need two parents working. “There is very little time.” But Margaret says despite the general shift moving away from traditional crafts, new revivals of craft trends are popping up. The point of social contact is also an important aspect of

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the arts and crafts group. “It is a social environment, with very active community orientated people.” She says the group would love to have some new members and there will be information for the public at the sale. The group knits blankets, quilts, and does knitting for the neonatal unit, and many of the members are part of the Quilters Guild, who knit for Women’s Refuge. “I don’t want the skills to die out,” Margaret says. “It is part of our heritage, culture and community.”  Karori Arts and Crafts Winter Warmers Sale May 24 and 25 from 10am to 4pm daily. Newman Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, Karori. WINTER WOOLIES: Margaret Gilchrist and Sheila Reed show off some of the beautiful creations they have been working on for the sale.

A Wellington woman is helping those unlucky in love to connect with someone. Owner of Match Company Rosie Bowie helps people to meet that special someone. She held a recent information seminar Wellington to encourage likeminded people to meet and mingle. “Everybody needs a bit of help. Rosie says she helps people make sure they are in the right mindset should the opportunity for love present itself. Speaker Adriane HartiganVon Strauch spoke at the most recent seminar. Rosie says she often gets questions from people during the seminars. “People ask what men want from a woman and vice versa.” Rosie has been helping people

LOVE DOCTOR: Owner of Match Company Rosie Bowie is helping people get in the right mindset for love. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

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Ten schools sign up for solar power Ten schools in Wellington are the first to have been selected for Genesis Energy’s Schoolgen programme, in a joint venture between Wellington City Council and the energy company. The schools are Northland, Amesbury, Paparangi, Te Aro, Karori West Normal, Te Aro, Thorn-

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Eye on Crime Johnsonville Neighbourhood Watch In Johnsonville, a red Holden parked in a supermarket car park in Johnsonville Road was broken into through a smashed window and a radar detector unit stolen. A white Mitsubishi station wagon stolen from Abilene Crescent, Churton Park, was recovered near Glenside Road. An offender, apparently with keys, entered a house in Fraser Avenue while an occupant was in bed and after a look around departed. In Newlands, a house in Kenmore Street was entered through an insecure toilet window and a messy search was made. A TV, a computer and two laptops and an Xbox were taken. A silver Subaru Impreza, parked overnight and locked, was stolen from Ruskin Road. A red Nissan Pulsar parked on the street overnight in Helston Road was found next morning with the locks on both sides of the vehicle damaged in an attempt to gain entry. In Khandallah, a white Toyota Corolla parked locked

and secure overnight in Omar Street was stolen. A Mazda parked in Homebush Road was broken into via a smashed window and a radar detector, charger and a backpack were stolen. The owner of silver Subaru Legacy parked in Homebush Road was woken by the sound of an activated alarm. Next morning the vehicle was found to have been forcibly entered through a smashed window but nothing appears to have been taken. In Churton Park a white Mitsubishi Libero parked locked overnight on the street in Abilene Crescent was stolen and later recovered in Johnsonville. A silver Subaru Impreza parked locked in the driveway of a house in Halswater Drive had its driver side window smashed in an attempted break-in. A burglary occurred in Didsbury Grove when the offender entered the property and targeted the chicken house. One of the three chickens was taken.

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Watch out for local talent By Laura Kavanagh A student from Samuel Marsden has been impressing people on the sports field. Year 12 student Emma Fulbrook has had a busy last six months as part of the Young Football Ferns, who played in the women's under-17 World Cup in Costa Rica earlier this year. The avid cricket and football player has grown up loving sport. “I’ve been playing cricket and football since I could walk.” In October last year, she made it into the national under 17 camp for football, and played overseas in January this year in America “We lost all our games but they were really tough.” She then played in the World Cup tournament in Costa Rica in March. “We had nice hotels - five star and were driven around in buses. “We were treated like royalty

– it was pretty cool.” She spent a lot of time living in Auckland, while the training camps have been in full swing. Emma has also been successful in her other preferred sport, cricket, but finds it difficult to choose between the two. “Everyone always asks me, what do you prefer? “My focus has been football earlier this year, but cricket is always there.” She says being a goalie, you have to be very mentally tough. She fell into goal keeping after her Dad coached her team and no one else wanted to be goalie. Emma says there is a lot of hard work involved. “I got told I wasn’t good enough by a coach.” “But you can’t just give up – you have to keep fighting for it. “You need to have the right attitude and want to be there.” NICE SAVE: Samuel Marsden student Emma Fulbrook is one to watch out for. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Tough fight for win over Wainuiomata By Dan Whitfield LEADING THE PACK: Izzy Hegan (black and yellow Wellington Girls) leads out in the Senior Girls relay first lap. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Local students going cross country By Dave Crampton Local secondary school students got some good times and places at the annual inter-college cross country relay championships, held at Karori Park on May 14. More than 400 students from the lower North Island competed, with Samuel Marsden and Wellington Girls College among the top schools. Each competitor in the three grades – Year 9, U16, and open – ran 2km, with all grades competing at the same time. Certificates were awarded to the winning college, winning teams, and for those who ran the fastest lap in each grade.

One was Samuel Marsden’s Madeline Wilson, 15, who led out for the fastest lap time for the intermediate girls relay, clocking 8 minutes 10 seconds in the U16 division, with her team topping the grade and the schools second team coming third. Madeline says she realised her team could possibly win, as one of her competitors, Izzy Hegan, from Wellington Girl’s College, ran up a grade. “I didn’t know until she told me, just before the race. “We thought we had a chance.” Hegan, a standout Kelburn runner who is still only 14, ran for the school’s senior team, which came second to Wellington East in a close

0.1s finish with a Wanganui competitor, whose team were third. “She passed our last runner but in a sprint-off, we managed to hold off and beat them,” Izzy says. “We were kind of hoping to win.” Izzy also ran her fi rst leg in the fastest lap time of any girl at the competition – clocking 7m 41s. Coached by Alastair Leslie at Olympic Harriers, it was a fine performance on the back of winning the 800m in 2min 13.46 at the recent North Island Secondary Schools champs. The inter-college champs attracted 88 teams from 18 colleges from as far away as Wanganui and Masterton.

Johnsonville was successful over its valley opponents on the weekend, beating Wainuiomata 28-5. Despite a last minute change of venue to an extremely muddy Ian Galloway Park, Johnsonville’s set moves played a strong part of the day, leading to numerous chances for players to cross the line – even with Wainuiomata coming out fighting. Strong forward movement through the Wainuiomata half saw Johnsonville’s Nick Ward find a gap in the defence out wide, crossing for his first try of the day. Following this, Johnsonville’s Cam Dearlove also finding a gap in the tiring Wainuiomata defence line, both crossing for a try each. At halftime, Johnsonville was leading 14-nil. In the second half, Wainuiomata turned on the power, crossing for an early unconverted try – taking the score to 14-5. This did not faze Johnsonville, with prop Cain Raka scoring a try shortly after bringing the score to 21-5. Ward also crossed for another try, leaving the score at 28-5. Player of the day was awarded to Cam Dearlove. Lack of discipline and structure on Wainuiomata’s behalf saw the Johnsonville side gain momentum towards its next game against Waikanae this weekend. The game is set to be played at Waikanae Park 1 and kick off is at 12pm. The Johnsonville under 85kg rugby team is sponsored by Superloans.


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