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By Nikki Papatsoumas The Brooklyn Scouts are thrilled after accidentally uncovering a piece of their history. The troop is undergoing renovations at their den in Brooklyn, and in the process stumbled upon something& EAS SOUTHERN out of the ordinary – a time capsule from the troop in 1988. SUBURBS Continued on page 2

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Hospice thanks its volunteers The Mary Potter Hospice was among those to celebrate the work of their fantastic volunteers, as part of Volunteer Week. The Mary Potter Hospice thanked its volunteers at three events last week, one of which took place at New-

town. Spokesperson Gra ha m Ford says at the Newtown event the cumulative volunteer years of those receiving certificates was 500. “The dedication of the Hospice’s volunteers is staggering,” he says.

Their patron, Lady Susan Satyanand, was present at each occasion and presented the certificates to honour volunteers. Mary Potter Hospice is a key provider of care for the terminally ill in Wellington and it can only provide this

service free because of the support of its over 550 core volunteers. Their volunteers serve food to patients, transport patients, support therapy programmes and work in preloved stores to fundraise.

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G roup lea der Gav i n McGlashan says they were never expecting to stumble across the capsule, which nearly went unnoticed. “It was in the skip ready to go to the tip, and a leader wandered past and thought it looked out of the ordinary,” he says. The time capsule included a letter from the Venturers, a copy of the Scout news and brochures. Gavin says what was most interesting was the letter was

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signed by Vic Scott, who is still a member of the Brooklyn Scout Troop to this day. Vic says he would have liked to have seen the time capsule uncovered a little later, but is glad it was found nonetheless. The troop now plans to add to time capsule and re-bury it, and Gavin says it is a nice way to add to the history. Included in the new time capsule is a history of the unit which has been written by Vic. ‘This was a real find, it was amazing and we have just added to it,” says Gavin.

SLICE OF HISTORY: Brooklyn Scout leader Vic Scott and Scouts Edward Prestwood-Smith and Frances Zelas with contents of an uncovered time capsule.

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Student shines on air By Nikki Papatsoumas

ON AIR: Niall Kane reads his story on the radio

A Lyall Bay School student tried his hand at radio announcing last week. Niall Kane, who has autism, has been at Lyall Bay School since he was five years old. The 12-year-old is now preparing to leave the school at the end of the year and will attend Rongotai College. After practicing hard Niall got the chance to share his story over the schools radio station, Maranui FM, which is streamed to Wellington’s eastern suburbs and everywhere online. Lyall Bay School launched their official radio station back in 2008, and it allows students the opportunity to

read news and stories and play music to a wide audience. Niall shared a story about a special day he had at school, and after working on it for 10 days he says he was ready and excited to read it aloud. Special needs educational coordinator Lynda Peterson says the school is well known for giving all students the same opportunities, regardless of their learning abilities. “All students are treated the same way no matter what their learning abilities are. “It means the students are very caring, they lookout for one another and it is just fantastic.” Lyall Bay School’s radio station Maranui FM can be picked up on 106.7.

Proposed cycle-way goes to full council Wellington City Councillors have joined forces to demand the full Council take decisions on the proposed Island Bay to CBD cycleway. Lambton Ward Councillor Nicola Young has lodged a Notice of Motion for the whole Council to take over the decisions of the Transport and Urban Development committee. Southern Ward Councillor

Paul Eagle has seconded the motion, which has the support of seven other councillors and the notice will be moved at the council meeting on August 27. This comes after nearly 1,000 people have signed a ‘Halt and Consult’ petition, asking for work to be delayed until a master plan has been developed. Ms Young says the council

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plans to spend $43 million over 10 years on cycle ways, starting with Island Bay’s ‘Shorland Park to Wakefield Park’ section. “Such significant decisions should be taken by the full council,” she says. She says a master plan was needed to avoid the Island Bay section becoming the ‘cycleway to nowhere’. “It is irresponsible to com-

mence work without a plan for the whole route. Wellington needs cycle ways, and safer cycling conditions, but there’s a real danger this controversy and its associated fiscal risk will put cycling back 10 years or more. “Wellington prides itself on being a smart city; but there’s nothing smart about taking immeasurable fiscal risks.”


inbriefnews Mr Bennett Toasts Archibald Baxter Wellington artist Maurice Bennett has used his favoured medium of toasted bread to create a unique portrait of Archibald Baxter, one of New Zealand’s most noted pacifists during World War One. The portrait uses 2,250 slices of precisely toasted bread to create a 1.130m by 1.230m artwork. The artwork will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery until August 21 and entry is free.

Creative campus planned for CBD A new creative campus for over 1000 students is planned for the heart of Wellington. To be located on the corner of Cuba and Dixon Street, the project planned for Whitireia and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) will provide for students of film, theatre, digtial media, visual arts, and other creative arts and technologies. Council Chair Roger Sowry said the campus will cost approximately $80 million and will bring together a wide range of courses currently offered by Whitireia and WelTec. When it opens in 2018 it will make Wellington the destination of choice for domestic and international students seeking a comprehensive education in this sector. Whitireia Chief Executive Don Campbell said it was exciting for the two organisations to combine on the one campus, consolidating teaching and resources in a state-of-the-art facility. “The co-location will allow students to learn across disciplines in a lively, creative environment, providing richer and broader education in industry-relevant skills,” he says. The campus has had a significant amount of support, and Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says it will be great to see the heritage building become a state-of-the-art facility.

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inbriefnews Wellington convention centre proposal Wellington City Councillors will vote next week after being briefed on a purpose-built convention centre and five-star Hilton Hotel proposed for a vacant site opposite Te Papa. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown welcomed the proposal, saying the convention centre is a transformative project that will keep Wellington ahead in the conference market. If given the go-ahead, the stateof-the-art 4400 square-metre facility would be able to host up to 1200 conference delegates and have a banqueting capacity for up to 1450 people. It would be built along with the 165-room hotel on the site in Cable Street. The overall project would be financed by local developer Mark Dunajtschik. The Council would lease the convention centre at an average net cost to the city of about $2 million a year over the lease term.

The future of Erskine College By Nikki Papatsoumas A public meeting is being held in Island Bay this Wednesday, to discuss the future of Erskine College. The former girls’ school, which is listed as a category one by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, has become run down over the years, and there is a lot of public interest surrounding the building and its future. Southern ward councillor Paul Eagle, who will chair the meeting, says this is an opportunity for local people to find out more about what is being proposed by the owners, The Wellington Company. “This is the first chance for people to come along, have a look at the plans, ask questions and be part of the consultation process.” The Wellington City Council deemed the building unsafe in 2012, and it is now red stickered. Mr Eagles says it is important for the community to have their say, as he wouldn’t like

CHAPEL: A view of the Erskine College chapel.

to see a piece of Island Bay’s history demolished, and the owner is open to suggestions. “The community has told me that they want to keep the chapel and as much of the old

convent as possible. “It would also be great if the Reverend Mothers Garden could become a public green space. “Letting it sit there for an-

other 15 years is untenable,” he says. The public meeting will take place this Wednesday at the Baptist Church, 282 The Parade from 6:30pm.

Eastern shoppers show their support Wellington’s eastern suburbs residents generously donated food and household supplies last weekend to the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Foodbank Appeal. The Society’s foodbank is used to supply emergency food and supplies to people in most need in the Wellington area. These people are assisted by local St Vincent de Paul groups and the Society’s community welfare centre at Ozanam House

in Newtown. The appeal is held at Pak ‘n Save in Kilbirnie twice a year. Shoppers at Pak ‘n Save were invited to purchase an extra item or two of non-perishables during their visit, and then place the items in collection boxes as they left the supermarket, and around 50 large boxes were filled. President of the St Vincent de Paul Society for the Seatoun and Miramar group Brendan Quirk

says the generous response by shoppers shows their compassion in reaching out in a practical way to their neighbours in most need. Twenty St Vincent de Paul Society volunteers were rostered throughout the day to assist shoppers and collect donated supplies. The next Foodbank Appeal will be held in November at Pak ‘n Save Kilbirnie.

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Get lost in the museum Te Papa served as inspiration for a group of Wellington writers in their newest anthology Lost in the Museum. The anthology features the work of The Phoenix Writers, a science fiction society who have been collaborating for 23 years. Writers include Tim Jones, Phillip Mann, Glynne MacLean, Lyn McConchie, and Tracie McBride,

Alicia Ponder, Lorraine Williams, Eileen Mueller, John Homes, Rob Campbell, Jeena Murphy, Jean Stevens, Lillian Hetet, Jenny Hammond and Vic Scott. The Wellington City Council offered to fund the project, so long as the anthology focused on a Wellington icon, and Te Papa was chosen. The stories draw from all different aspects of the museum, from sailing through the air on a blue

whale, paddling in a waka, or diving through exhibits to travel in time. Weta Workshop’s giant baby and the earthquake house even make a debut. The anthology is also written in such a way that all the stories link together and share common focuses and themes. Lost in The Museum is available at all good bookstores or online at Amazon.

A different sort of production By Josh Riddiford Cook Strait News Intern Year 12 and 13 Wellington College boys have begun rehearsing for a play quite different to the typical fare one might expect of a high school production. The production is a collaboration with girls from Wellington East Girls’, Samuel Marsden, Wellington Girls’ and Queen Margaret’s Colleges. The play, Riverside Drive, takes a snapshot of teenage sexuality in the aftermath of the Mazengarb report of 1954 into perceived moral decline of youth, by the late New Zealand script writer Graeme Tetley. Producer Kirsty Hazledine says she felt it was fun to do musicals but worthwhile for kids to grapple with the issues. “Opening up a discussion was a big reason behind [choosing to do] it.” Director Jane Armstrong says it would be patronising not to do something that was adult because that is the world they live in. Riverside Drive addresses serious issues such as rape which

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Church's future remains unknown By Sam Duff

YELLOW STICKERED: St Christopher’s Presbyterian Church closed its doors last year after being yellow stickered.

A group of Seatoun locals are determined to re-open the doors of St Christopher’s Presbyterian Church. With congregation numbers in decline and the building being yellow stickered the church was dissolved as a parish last year. The closure left many members of the congregation asking why the 80 year old building needed to be closed. Congregation member Malcolm Woods says St Christo-

pher’s is central to the Seatoun community and needs to be earthquake strengthened. “The site itself is quite historic for Seatoun,” he says. “There are six stain glass windows in there and the organ is a tracker organ which is older than the church itself.” A group within the congregation has formed a fellowship which believes the local church can afford to fix the building. Malcolm says the congregation was bequeathed a large amount of money years ago which should

be used to strengthen the building. “The local church has enough money to meet the strengthening costs.” Another option could be for a community group or a trust to be set up to take over the church, he says. Malcolm says the church could be used more by groups within the community. “We think that there’s a really bright future for the building. “I hope it all comes together.”

Winter wellbeing for older Kiwis Winter wellbeing for older Kiwis Enliven, the aged care arm of Presbyterian Support Central, is appealing to the community to support the region’s

older residents. The not-for-profit organisation’s Wellbeing Appeal is raising funds to support a programme that helps ensure the region’s elders

feel engaged, valued and happy. Enliven Residential General Manager Nicola Turner explains that for many older New Zealanders, winter can be a particularly

dark, cold and lonely time. “Winter can be difficult especially for older people who are living alone,” says Nicola. “The cold and wet weather means they’re forced to stay indoors, and not as many visitors call in. On top of that, some people struggle to manage the home and keep warm,” she explains. This often leads to an increase in people seeking the support of Enliven’s rest homes, either as a resident or through the homes day activity programmes. “Whatever they’re looking for, we make sure we provide more than just the basics. Our services are focused on supporting older people to maintain their independence and continue doing the things they love,” explains Ms Turner. The money raised through Enliven’s Wellbeing Appeal will support a varied and elder-directed programme of recreation activities at Enliven’s rest homes. “The programme is driven by

the residents; we just support them to continue to do the things they’ve always enjoyed. It’s one way we support residents to feel engaged and valued. After all, it’s important to us all to feel we have control and purpose in our lives, whatever our age.” To make a donation to Enliven’s elder-directed recreation programmes call 0508 TO HELP (864 357), email support@psc. or make an online donation by visiting www.central. Enliven homes in Wellington region include Woburn Home in Lower Hutt, Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore, Huntleigh Home in Karori and Cashmere and Aotea Homes in Johnsonville. Enliven also offers in-home support services and operates Woburn and Huntleigh Retirement Apartments. For more information about Enliven services call 0800 ENLIVEN (that’s 0800 36 54 83).

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Matariki celebrated at Tapu Te Ranga By Sam Duff Tapu Te Ranga Marae celebrated the Maori new year on Saturday with an open day for Matariki. The day involved everything from poi making and weaving through to kapa haka and kai. Tapu Te Ranga Marae Kaumatua Bruce Stewart says Matariki is about moving forward. "Matariki is a celebration of the new year," he says. "It's about the end of the old and the begining of the new." Mr Stewart says it was also a good opportunity for locals to experience a Marae. "A lot of people have not been to a Marae," "It's a big chance for people to see a Marae and what goes on." Tapu Te Ranga Marae, the

world's largest building made from recycled timber, has thousands of international visitors a year, Mr Stewart says. "We have people from all around the world come here because what we have got here is unique. "For visitors it is the chance to look into another world they didn't know anything about."

MATARIKI JOY: Tapu Te Ranga Marae Kaumatua Bruce Stewart and youngest daughter Kirihi, 13, enjoyed Matariki on Saturday.

WHAT IS MATARIKI? Matariki is the Maori name for the cluster of stars commonly known as the Pleiades. It rises once a year in midwinter. It heralds the start of a the new year for many Maori. Matariki means the ‘eyes of god’ or 'little eyes'.

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World-renowned pianist wows at charity concert Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist David Glen Hatch together with some of his prizewinning proteges captivated Wellingtonians last Friday, during a benefit concert held at the Hunter Council Chamber of the Victoria University of Wellington. The charity concert was organized by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of which Dr Hatch is a member and all proceeds from the concert will go to the Wellington Home-

less Women's Trust (WHWT). President of the Wellington Stake of the Church, Peter Thomson says they are thrilled to be able to combine a wonderful cultural event with supporting the tremendous work of the Wellington Homeless Women's Trust. "It was a privilege for us to witness such stunning performances from Bro Hatch and his students, who are all members of the church.” Dr Hatch enjoys a distin-

guished career as a soloist and guest artist with symphony orchestras on six continents. Dr Hatch obtained his BMU degree from Brigham Young University where he received the Outstanding Pianist Award and completed his MM and DMA degrees summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri–Kansas City where he received the Outstanding Graduate Pianist Award.

Wellington Zoo welcomes Sumatran Tiger Wellington Zoo is delighted to welcome a young female Sumatran Tiger. Three-year old Senja has travelled from Mogo Zoo in Australia and visitors will now be able to see her in Wellington Zoo’s Tiger habitat in the Asia precinct. Senja will live next to Wellington Zoo’s male Sumatran Tiger, Rokan, and another male will arrive at the Zoo later this year to form a breeding pair with Senja. Wellington Zoo Chief Executive, Karen Fifield says Wellington Zoo is proud to be

part of the regional breeding programme for Sumatran Tigers. “Senja is one of most genetically important Sumatran Tigers in the region, and she will make a valuable addition to the conservation breeding programme.” Sumatran Tigers are critically endangered, with less than 500 remaining in the wild. Wellington Zoo is proud to support 21st Century Tiger, a zoo-based conservation initiative that supports wild tiger populations around the world.

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

Question: What do you think is missing in Kilbirnie?

Andrew Cardiff, Kilbirnie

Charlotte Webb, Maupuia

Eliza Dunn, Miramar

Jade Raemaki, Lyall Bay

Karyn Hall, Newtown

“I think it’s all fine, everything is accessible.”

“Well I just went to what is now a pharmacy which used to be a useless cheap place. I am failing to see where the $2 Shop is now.”

“Maybe just a good street feeling. Make it more inviting.”

“More crossings because some of them are a bit unsafe.”

“They should beautify the street (Bay Rd) by hanging baskets.”

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

Dear Ed, Re your June 9 issue, I heartily agree with thrust of Mr Reddell's letter about the ratepayers' money spent on upgrading a cycleway. Just lately, there has been a surfeit of PC pandering to pushbikers, always represented as the victims in any collisions, disputes, with motorists or pedestrians. So what about some giant posters telling cyclists to show courtesy, and share the road? The mention of political correctness also impinges on the mentioned winter festival called Matariki. This is claimed to be the Maori New Year, which has recently had a further

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supposed Maori tradition tacked on, to last another month or so. From memory, none of us had ever heard of Matariki before about 1989; so I cannot help thinking of a comment by a visiting American scholar at that approximate time. He was reported in "The Dominion" as saying that much Maori "tradition" seemed to be made up; so to my nasty, suspicious mind, perhaps he meant the likes of Matariki and its later tack-on - but perish the thought!

Librarians across the country will step out from behind the book shelf to vote on their favourite finalists in the Hell Pizza sponsored 2014 LIANZ Children’s book awards. Librarians will vote on their favourites each week over five weeks. The top two finalists chosen from each category will carry through to the final voting week and winners will be announced on Monday August 4 at the National Library of New Zealand /Te Puna M tauranga o Aotearoa in Wellington.

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Congratulations Dear Ed, Well done to the volunteers who built the new South Coast Kids' Bike Track. It was great to plant 200 trees there this month and beautify this neglected corner of the Town Belt. I saw 65 kids there, loving the freedom and exercise

Rosel Labone, Seatoun “Well possible a bit of individuality. More of a youth scene.”

of riding a bike. Much more fun than crouched over a video game. Now all we need is a safe cycling route so kids can get to the new track. Patrick Morgan Newtown

A vinyl affair Vinyl is back in vogue this August in Wellington as the Southern Cross hosts the city’s newest record fair on Saturday August 23. The fair will involve record spinning DJs including Wellington local Simon Sweetman (of blog Off the tracks fame), spot prizes and a lucky dip of classic LPs for people to scrounge through in hopes of finding a gem. Entry is free and the records will be spinning from 12pm to 4pm.

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inbriefnews Mandarin classes starting soon An Island Bay local Cherry Chin is looking to start up Mandarin Classes at the Island Bay Community Centre. The lessons will be fun and practical, and classes will be small. Classes will be run one hour weekly on Thursdays from 6pm to 7pm. $20 casual or $15 for the term (6 weeks). For more information email

Funding for war stories To help commemorate World War One Wellington City Council is funding locals to share their war stories. Locals who want to commemorate and share their own war connections can apply for funding through the community grants scheme. Mark Farrar, from the Council’s funding team, says Council will be at the forefront of WW100 commemorations in the Capital next year. “We’re looking for ideas and ways in which the wider community can share World War One stories through things like public art, performance, community murals, and exhibitions.” Activities or projects do not need to be focused on 2015 or Anzac Day – they can happen through until 2019, he says. To find out more WCC are holding an open session on Monday June 30 at the Central Library from 5:30pm.

GREEN AWARD: Staff from the Sustainability Trust collect their award from Minister of Environment, Amy Adams.

true, but for demonstrating it in our own business practices.” Sustainability Trust also runs the Wellington Curtain Bank, sustainable living workshops, waste audits for businesses and schools, and an electronics recycling scheme, funded with profits from its home insulation and solar power programme,

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Sustainability Trust leads the way in embodying the principles of sustainability while maintaining a commercial, customerdriven focus. “Many people assume that looking after the environment requires deep pockets, so it’s great to be recognised not just for teaching that the opposite is


The Sustainability Trust has been recognised by the Ministry for the Environment as New Zealand’s ‘Small Business Leader’ for 2014, winning the national Green Ribbon Award, on Monday evening. The Green Ribbon Awards recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals, organisations, businesses, and communities to protecting and enhancing New Zealand's environment. Sustainability Trust’s award specifically recognises the innovative refit of the Trust’s central city headquarters on Forresters Lane. Here they used 80 per cent recycled materials which were otherwise destined for the landfill. The resulting light-filled, solar-heated space, incorporates vertical indoor gardens, and custom-made recycled furniture, and is open to the public as Wellington’s EcoCentre, and venue space. Community Projects Manager Christina Bellis says the core business of Sustainability Trust is to help individuals, households, and businesses develop sustainable pathways without compromising their own commercial or personal standards. “This award recognises that


BIG BigTHERE’S CHANGES AT changes THE LOCAL! for Strathmore NEW CONSERVATORY & FUNCTION ROOM Local There are big changes happening at the Strathmore Local Restaurant and Bar. The Strathmore Local has been family owned and operated for 16 years, and owner/manager Girish Dayal says they are excited to finally have finished further renovations, which have been happening over the last five years. Their new conservatory room at the front of the bar is now completed, and Girish says it will allow them to cater for private functions. “We wanted to create a function area, a lot of people ask for somewhere to have parties for up to 50 people with their own space. “We get the beautiful afternoon sun and we are trying to maximise

that space.” Not only have renovations been completed, a new winter menu has also been introduced. Girish says when choosing a menu they tried to reflect the local tastes of the area, and have sourced ingredients locally from the Strathmore Butchery and Miramar fruit supply. “People love their red meat in the eastern suburbs, so the chefs have really focused on the steak and lamb dishes on the menu.” He says they also have a variety of tasting plates, homemade pizzas and platters, which creates a shared dining experience with drinks. “It creates a more casual way of

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Cook Strait News reporter What is your favourite food?

What’s next on your wish list?

I can’t go past a really well made pie.

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Negative moaners who do nothing to help themselves.

Anywhere with a beach, a barbeque and a drink. Perfect.

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I have pretty general tastes really. Anything I can sing along to after a drink or two.

Chilling out with my family, Rachel, Katherine or Jimmy. And spending time with my dog Molly.

Who would you invite to dinner? Hillary Clinton, Graham Norton, Teddy Roosevelt, Piers Morgan and Ricky Gervais. How is that for an odd group?

What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? I was kidnapped by a taxi driver in China once. Don’t go to Wuhan, not a nice place.

PORSE Nanny Intern Programme Nannies are still playing a key role in many homes and the growing demand for nannies has prompted PORSE to expand it’s nanny intern training programme. PORSE Consultant, Heather says families enjoy the flexibility of having a nanny at home and find it’s an affordable option, especially with more than one child. Parents Miranda and Michael

Lang -“It provides a career path for 17 to 25-year-olds and it’s affordable for families who can benefit from a nanny for 21 hours each week”. “Families only have to pay an hourly training rate of up to $5 per hour for a nanny.” Over the 20 week course the interns work through the National Certificate in Early Childhood

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In their Toi Pōneke exhibition, Jessica Hubbard and Negin Dastgheib bring together the results of two obsessions the artists explored during their final year at Massey School of Fine Arts. NZ-born Negin has been reconstructing her own sense of the world through her Iranian parents, the comfort of their large family and a common culture. She has done this since college age, from old family photographs taken before the Iranian revolution when life looked hopeful. Negin paints from old photographs of her family before and during the revolution in Iran. The images are of simple family outings yet convey subtle feelings of unease, the colours just a bit too cheerful and bright. Jessica has recreated her own experience of Japan, a place she still gets homesick for, after moving there for a job on the completion of her BA. Knowing nothing of the culture or the language she wandered through two and half years mesmerised, overstimu-

lated, charmed, and ambivalent. Like many who have lived in and left Japan she holds onto a complicated nostalgia for the culture. Jessica’s work draws on Hiroshige’s nineteenth century woodcut series, 53 Stations of the Tokkaido as well as Japanese architectural design, kimono making, Google maps and her own photographs. Her work incorporates handmade paper cuts which illustrate a calm and charming journey through both Hiroshige’s world and contemporary Japan. The exhibition is a combination of bold colourful modernist painting, large handcrafted paper cuts and a quiet digital video projection. It comes together as an installation that incorporates a journey through the room and an insight into two people’s perceptions of two cultures that a part of them longs to call home. Here we are…home, at last opens at 5:30pm on Thursday, July 3 at Toi Pōneke Gallery, 61 Abel Smith Street.

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Internet party candidates By Dave Crampton The Internet Party could be standing candidates in Wellington Central and Ohariu at the General Election in September, provided the Mana Party does not. The party will confirm its list of candidates, including which electorate each will stand in, on June 19 in Wellington.

While the Internet Party’s candidates will join the combined Internet Mana list to contest the party vote, both parties will not stand candidates in the same electorates. “We’re now in the process of establishing which electorates we’ll be targeting and which candidates will stand in those electorates,” Internet Party leader

MARS JOURNEY: Victoria University student Merlijn Führhop is excited about potentially making it to Mars.

Mission to Mars The dream of one Victoria University student is one step closer to reality. Bachelor of Science student Merlijn Führhop is through to the second round of the Mars One astronaut selection process from an original pool of over 200,000 applicants. He is one of only 418 men and 287 women to be interviewed by the selection committee. Mars One is a Netherlands-based organisation aiming to establish a permanent human settlement on the planet by 2025, starting with four people. Merlijn, who spent three years travelling from The Netherlands to New Zealand on a sailing yacht with his family, is no stranger to confinement and is undaunted by the prospect of a 300 million-mile, seven month journey from Earth to Mars. “It would be very boring and cramped. “I’m not scared, a little apprehensive as I’m not sure what to expect, but mostly I’m excited,” he says. “The Mars One project is the next big step for mankind and I think it would be great if I could be part of that. It would be life fulfilling.” In his online profile, the 19-year-old physics student says he likes video games, watching television shows and movies, and playing soccer and the piano. “I didn’t think I’d get through the first round, but then I did. At that stage I thought wow, this could actually happen. It was a bit to get used to.” The mission requires astronauts to undergo eight years of training, including isolation from the world in groups of four in simulation facilities, to learn how they respond to living in close quarters and away from other people. “You’re giving up life on Earth, but you get a life on Mars. You’ll still be alive, eat food, play games. It’s not going to change who you are, it’s just living somewhere else, forever.”  For more information visit

Laila Harré says. “Those decisions will be made based on a number of factors, notably the ‘home’ location of each candidate and where we see strategic opportunities. “We’ll also be assigning each candidate a specific portfolio area in which they will represent the Internet Party.” More than 140 Internet Party

members applied for candidacy, with preliminary selection meetings in all main centres. Ms Harré says those selected would be of the highest calibre. “All will be exceptional candidates. It’s been a really tough and competitive process given the amazing talent on display.” The Internet Party’s candidates will join the combined Internet

Mana list to contest the party vote. Mana will have first, third and fourth positions on the list. Ms Harré will be second on the combined list, with the Internet Party also taking fifth and sixth spots. Subsequent places on the Internet Mana list will be assigned on an alternating basis between the two component parties.

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Kindercare – Cherishing Children from birth to 5 years…

If you need childcare for your baby, toddler or preschooler, or feel your current childcare arrangements aren’t providing the best for your child, this is a personal invitation – come and see Kindercare. It won’t take long for you to discover that this is a place where children feel at home because it’s a loving, fun-filled environment, care is respectful and interactions between teachers and children are affectionate and intentional. When your child feels safe and loved – learning happens naturally because we take the time to observe your little one’s

individual interests and respond to these. So, from the youngest baby in our care, to preparing your preschooler for their transition to school, your child’s education will be at their pace, incorporate lots of freedom to move, encourage exploration through play and include activities that build those essential Foundation Skills your child needs to succeed later, at school. Give your child the best start for life-long learning and success, contact Kindercare in Kilbirnie today. We are located at 127 Rongotai Road, Kilbirnie. Call us on (04) 387 3165

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When should I Baby steps start brushing Dr Halpine of Active Feet Podiatry can my baby’s help early walkers start out right. Many 2 and 3 year olds complain of teeth? tired legs and want to be carried. Often these complaints relate to flat feet. Have your child's feet checked and see your children enjoy comfortable confident walking. Dr Halpine also has words of advice for parents selecting children’s shoes. When a child reaches age 3 they need shoes that have firm soles. The shoe can, and should, be flexible in the ball of the foot but firm through the arch and heel. Many children, particularly boys around age 11, suffer pain in the heel after sporting activities. These pains are usually due to a condition called Sever’s. This condition responds to supportive insoles called orthotics, rest, and stretching exercises.

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Our teeth are precious so encouraging early care of them is important. Start by cleaning your baby's teeth twice a day from the moment you see a tooth emerge. By starting early you will hopefully avoid problems later. It may seem a long way off now, but it's best to carry on brushing your child's teeth for him until they are at least seven. By that age, they should be able to do it properly themselves. At first, you may find it easier to clean your baby's teeth using a piece of clean gauze or muslin. Wrap it around your finger, put a tiny smear of toothpaste on it, and rub around your baby's teeth. If you'd rather use a brush, pick one with soft, round-ended bristles of differing lengths, and a small, angled head. This will allow you to reach all parts of your baby's mouth easily and comfortably. Look at the packaging to see what age range the brush is designed for. Replace your baby's toothbrush after three months, or sooner if the bristles have started to spread out. Fluroride, the active ingredient in toothpaste, helps prevent tooth decay. Too much of it, though, can be harmful. When choosing a toothpaste, check the packaging for child-friendly fluoride levels.

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Baroque Voices celebrates 20 years

CELEBRATION: Members of the Baroque Voices prepare for their upcoming concert.

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Vocal ensemble Baroque Voices are excited to be celebrating their 20th birthday. Baroque Voices (BV) was founded in 1994 by Island Bay resident, soprano Pepe Becker. The group specialises in singing one-voice-to-a-part music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras, and several of the group’s members have studied early music overseas. BV has been delivering performances to high acclaim now for two decades, in Wellington and around NZ, and to celebrate 20 years they are planning an exciting concert. At the concert they will perform a wonderful smorgasbord of works sung in previous concerts - old and new music, accompanied and unaccompanied, spanning a whole millennium from the 12th Century to the 21st Century –

with something to suit everyone’s taste. To add to the party atmosphere, BV is inviting people to 'sponsor a song'. The idea is, sponsors can choose a particular work from the programme list and gift it to the audience. Each sponsor will get one free entry to the concert; an invitation to meet the performers afterwards and money will also go towards covering the costs of the concert, and towards future performances. For sponsorship please email Baroque Voices “Best of BV: 20th Birthday Concert” will be held on Saturday June 28 from 8pm, at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Wellington.  For more information and bookings head to www.baroquevoices.

Honeybees have hair on their eyes. ST ANNE’S MARKET Saturday June 28th 10am - 2.00pm. Ethnic foods, craft, bric-a-brac, clothes & plants and a FREE Zumba class included! St Anne’s Church Hall, Emmett St, Newtown. For stall enquiries call: Suzy 027-201 6493.




Prison Planet Revelations If you are open to the big picture and ready for answers, the start point is here.

COSMIC TOP SECRET “One of the most profound lectures ever delivered in the U.K.” Military insider Bob Dean breaks his sworn “National Security” oaths, (and lives), to pry the lid on our cosmic connections. Includes a slide show and video footage. Watch the full DVD at www.

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Who do we believe? Are you sure? Our place in the universe is prescribed for us by others while our inbuilt guidance system, (emotions, inhibitions, conscience and the ability to critically analyze) simply requiring honest information, is overridden or subverted. ‘Evolution’ and ‘Big Bang’ are theories while religions are ‘Earth only’ realities prescribed for preschoolers - indoctrination. For answers about the universe you are part of (and those committed to hiding them), check ‘Devolution’ and ‘Hidden History’ at (You can handle the truth) The time has come!! D. Goodwin, Mid Puniho Rd, RD37, Okato. P: 06 752 8173


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Athletics Club on top By Dave Crampton The Wellington’s Scottish Athletics Club is the region’s top sports club after coming away with the Club of the Year award at the Dominion Post Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards on June 12. At a star studded gala event at the TSB Arena, 47 finalists were celebrated for their achievements, dedication and commitment across all levels of sport, from community based sport through to that of the highest level. Scottish Athletics celebrates its centenary this year. Approximately 50 members are from the northern suburbs, including life member and Athletics Wellington chairperson Todd Stevens, and Jackie Mexted, who won the masters division of the 4km Dorne Cup at

Trentham in the weekend. “The club has done really well – I’m rapt” Mexted says. “I think the award is really well deserved.” Stevens was pleased for both the club and the sport. “It was awesome to win the club award, as a life member of the club,” he says. “As chair of Athletics Wellington, it is just fantastic to see something Athletics- related being recognised.” His partner, Mandy Simpson, who accepted the award, says the club has developed many coaches and officials, has made a big community contribution, and is particularly strong on road events. “Most of what we do is road running – it’s a big growth area of the sport,” she says. “The award is all about the impact we are having on the community.”

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The club’s Masters team had a particularly good year. “We went through the whole of 2013 unbeaten - undefeated in all competitions,” Simpson said. Scottish Athletics came ahead of the Petone Rowing Club, the Greytown Junior Football Club and Hutt Valley Gymsports.

Buggy walk for Government House The grounds of Government House will be inundated by tiny tots when a buggy walk is held there next month. While access to Government House is usually limited to a select few the gates to the 12 hectare property will be swung open for the event on July 3. Buggy walks are free to the public and take place at buggy-friendly locations on the first Thursday of each month. Event organiser Tania Atkinson says the walk will be a good chance for people to take a look around the gardens of

Government House. "It's a rare opportunity to check out the grounds that play host to a number of Wellington's exclusive visitors and the walking track is great, it's usually one of our more popular walks," she says. Starting out on the flat gardens, walkers will venture up the shrubbery lined hillside of the 'Garden of National Significance'. Organised by sport Wellington, Buggy Walks are usually 45-60 minutes and include a free coffee and barbeque.

Tania says more and more people have started coming to the buggy walks and the last one was the biggest yet.

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