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Caps a million By Sam Duff Yellow, blue, orange and red, big, small, round and long – local school students are going to all lengths to collect bottle caps for a new school mural. Hataitai School’s year two Orongorongo class have started collecting bottle caps from home, cafes and even rubbish bins. Continued on page 2 BOTTLE CAPS: Hataitai School pupils Theo Barraud, Jessica Cheals and Sam Christie take a break from collecting bottle caps. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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A very Dry July for Evan By Sam Duff The month of July will be a quiet one for Mount Victoria resident Evan Bayly who

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CHEERS: Social drinker Evan Bayly enjoys a glass of water as he takes on the challenge of not drinking alcohol for a month.

free for a month to raise money for adults living with cancer. Evan’s daughter first suggested the idea to him. “My first reaction was ‘well this will be hard’,” he says. “I tend to drink at the weekend and there’re always beers at work on a Friday. “I thought let’s try to do 31 days without it.” With a target of $5,000 and almost $1,500 raised so far Evan is currently the top fundraiser in Wellington. Friends currently undergoing cancer treatment were part of the reason he is taking part in the challenge. “It’s a good cause and it’s a good thing for someone to do

personally anyway,” he says. “Unfortunately I have friends to cancer, I have friends with it and I have lost family members.” Evan says friends and family have already made some large donations including one of $600. A week into the challenge, Evan says he is not hanging out for a drink at this stage. Evan, who runs a web company, says his son is helping him with a social media campaign to raise as much money as possible.  You can donate to Evan by visiting nz.dryjuly.com/ profile/evanbayly

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Caps a million By Sam Duff The collection is part of an effort to create a unique school mural, says parent Christine Barraud. Christine, who thought of the bottle cap mural idea, says the kids are very excited. “The parents like to help out with art projects and I wanted to try something different,” she says “The kid’s cousins in the States just did something similar and it looks really cool.” The mural, which will be designed and put together by the students next term, could be a sea motif or a message. “It will mainly be student led but with some adult help,” Christine says. “The kids just sort of run with it and they’re all very excited.” Teacher Michelle James says the

BIG SMILES: The Orongorongo class of year 2 students from Hataitai School are busy preparing to create a bottle cap mural. school are collecting as many bottle caps as possible. “The more the merrier,” she says. “They’re all working together to collect

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SMOOTH SALESMEN: Roseneath School students (from left) Jai Gurr, Logan Goatley and Ryder O’Neill with (front) Max Tolve show their range of products. PHOTOS: Sam Duff

From unsung heroes to those already in the limelight, the search is on for those with the best attitude in the disabled sector. Nominations close on July 10 for the annual Attitude Awards. Award organisers are challenging the public to nominate those who should be centre stage on the night for their contribution to the community. Nominations for the Attitude Sport Performer Award do not close until October 15.

MINI MARKETERS: Sierra Connell and Medea Gulow practise their sales pitch at Roseneath School market night last week.

Mini marketers sell wares By Sam Duff Sir Bob Jones, Graeme Hart and Julie Christie should watch their backs – Roseneath School students are out to make a buck. The school held their annual market night last week after completing the Primary Enterprise Programme during term two. From mini bow and arrows to flour balloon characters,

students chose what to make and sell on to family and friends. Teacher Anne Crewdson says all the students at the school were involved in putting the night together. “They’re learning financial literacy and they’re learning to be innovative,” she says. “This generation will have to be people who have to think about how they can make their own job opportunities.”

Not all the students are interested in shopping, Anne says. “Some of them are actually quite good at saving their money and don’t like spending it all.” Students and parents could convert New Zealand dollars into Roseneath dollars to purchase the homemade products. Money raised from the evening will go towards handheld technology devices used for learning, Anne says.

Young salesman Max Tolve says market night is always really fun. “Getting to make stuff and talking lots is fun,” he says. Meanwhile Jai Gurr says he enjoys selling things. “It’s just fun knowing that I have given somebody something that they wanted,” Jai says. Medea Gulow says staying up late at school is why she likes market night.

Charity Dress for Success is taking a new spin on the notion of random acts of kindness. They are encouraging people to make someone’s day through their Facebook random acts of likeness campaign. The campaign runs from June 30 till July 23 and will focus on Dress for Success’s vision of empowering women to build their self-confidence and enter the work force with vigour.

fantastic animal rich experience every time they come to the Zoo.” She says a highlight of the past year included four Tasmanian devils arriving at the Zoo in December. “It’s very exciting to have them here and our visitors just love them.” She says with the launch of the Wellington Warehouse Zoofari, 16 low-decile schools were able to come to the Zoo free of charge. “We’ve achieved so much in the past year we are looking forward to an even bigger and better 2014 and 2015.”

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Award nominations close Nominations have now closed for the Wellington Airport Community Awards. The focus of the awards is on the contribution made by volunteers in the community. They are sponsored by Wellington Airport, Wellington Community Trust and five local councils. Categories for the awards include heritage and environmental, health and wellbeing, arts and culture, sport and leisure and education and child/ youth development. A number of winners will be selected by each council and a regional supreme winner will take home $5,000 and a trophy.

Best sausage in the land The search is on for New Zealand’s tastiest most scrumptious sausage. Entries for the annual Devro New Zealand Sausage competition have opened. Head judge and food writer Kerry Tyack says the number of standout entries increases yearly. “It’s wonderful for sausage loving Kiwi consumers who relish the better access to more variety, better quality and greater choice,” she says. More than 450 sausages across 11 categories will be tasted for the competition.

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BUNS OUT: New World Wellington City bakery comanagers Joseph Jamal and Jason Wnek with the finished product. PHOTO: Sam Duff

With yeast, flour and a pinch of salt in hand a pair of local bakers are on a mission to improve the quality of baking in Wellington. New World Wellington City has recently completed a major upgrade of their baking equipment and ovens. Bakery co-manager Jason Wnek, who has previously baked in London, says the new top-of-the-range French ovens have a good name in the industry for stone baking artisan breads. “For us it’s the ability to be able to do traditional recipes using traditional, passionate techniques,” Jason says. He says food should be a social

Somalis celebrate 54 years of independence By Khalid Ahmed The Wellington Somali community celebrated 54 years of their nation’s independence last week. The event, organised by community development manager Jawahir Ahmed, was about bringing the Somali community together on such a special day. “This is a day that Somali people came to power and became a free country that is run by Somali people,” Jawahir says. Music and free food were the highlight of the night as young Somalis danced to their native music. “This was the first time we

had it at such a big stage and wanted all the community to come together and enjoy this day and most importantly I wanted to attract the youth,” Jawahir says. Wellington mayor Celia WadeBrown, MP Annette King and councillor Paul Eagle attended the event at Newtown Park hall. Jawahir says the day would not have been possible without sponsorship from Wellington City Council, the Warehouse Lyall Bay, Miramar New World, Craig's Chemist and Love Cover Protect. “It would have been impossible without their contribution,” she says.

FRIENDS: Somali community leader Adam Awad with MP Annette King, councillor Paul Eagle and Jawahir Ahmed at the celebration. PHOTO CREDIT: Rodney T Mugadza

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occasion. “New Zealanders are about eating their tea over the TV at 6 o’clock,” he says. “For me it’s about bringing the culture of food back to New Zealand.” “I want to see people grabbing our fresh bread and going over to Oriental Parade.” Bakery co-manager Joseph Jamal says he has a passion for French baking. “I love to see the finished product on the shelf and a smile on the customer’s face,” he says. “It’s not about water, yeast, salt and flour to make breads, it’s an art.” Jason says the bakery produces about 3,000 freshly baked items a day.

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What is your favourite food?

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Chicken in any form. Roasted, fried, anything with chicken in it.

Spend more time with my family.

What is your pet hate? Negativity and people who say ‘you can’t do that’.

What’s your favourite music? I grew up in the 1970s and 80s so the Eagles and that type of group.

What makes you smile? People achieving their goals. Particularly boys here from school and members of the community.

Who would you invite to dinner? Luis Suarez, as long as he promises not to eat anything apart from the food. Ben Elton, for the humour. Nelson Mandela, if he were still alive. Gordon Ramsay, to cook the meal and provide the entertainment.

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My Father was one of 12 children so I have a huge family which ranges from cabinet ministers through to my brother who has written some of New Zealand’s biggest advertisements.

Anywhere hot and with a beach. Where the biggest decision you have to make in a day is to have a barbeque or go to a restaurant.

One year on for craft shop By Sam Duff A craft shop in Kilbirnie is celebrating being in business for a year. Co-owner of Metamorphosis on Coutts Street Jillian Lawrence says business is going well. “We call it our little gem that’s hidden away,” she says. “I love it. I enjoy the people contact and sourcing stuff to sell. “We have such lovely people that come in here.” She says it can take two years to establish a business in the community. Jillian says she and co-owner Jo Gallagher make crafts to sell themselves and also have several local crafts people that supply them. A third business partner, Yvonne Mason, will be joining the team in August, Jillian says.

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NIK NAKS: Co-owner of Metamorphosis in Kilbirnie Jillian Lawrence is celebrating being in business for a year. PHOTO: Sam Duff

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BRAVO: Students from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Mokopuna perform a play for Matariki at Kilbirnie Library. PHOTOS: Sam Duff

Playing up for Matariki By Sam Duff Almost 100 kids from local schools came together last week to celebrate Matariki at Kilbirnie Library. Matariki is the celebration of Maori New Year and has been marked with a number of local

festivities. Intermediate students from Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Mokopuna performed a creation story play for their new entrant pairs from Lyall Bay and St Patricks Primary schools last week. Florence Laigle from Kilbirnie

Library says the kids performed Ko Tane me te whanau marama na Moira Wairama. “Having that story told by older children is good for the younger ones,” she says. The story tells the tale of Tane who was saddened by the darkness of their father Ranginui so

Tane asked his younger brothers for their children to adorn the sky with light and beauty.” “Matariki is a great celebration and it’s probably the most important time in the Maori year.” “There’s so much to learn about that celebration so it’s great to contribute to celebrating

this important event.” Florence says it is great the kids involved have plenty of knowledge of Te reo. “ I ’m n o t a k iw i , I ’m a French lady so in my opinion biculturalism in New Zealand makes it a special place.”

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Brushing away the competition A local decorating business have brushed away their competitors and been named the merchant of the year by the Master Painters Association of New Zealand. Owner of Guthrie Bowron Thorndon Quay David Archer says that he is deeply humbled the business was selected for the award. “For the last 15 years my wife Christine and I have strived really hard to build a reputable decorating business in Wellington,” he says. “As the only Independent and locally owned decorating business still operating in Wellington, to have this recognition, for the supply of quality product, advice, and service is fantastic.

David says his team deserve recognition for the outstanding service they provide every day to both trade and retail customers. This is the sixth year the store has been nominated for the national award by members of the Master Painters in Wellington and the second time they have won, beating about 250 other businesses nationwide. Master Painters of New Zealand CEO Brian Miller says Guthrie Bowron Thorndon Quay have a good track record for consistency and are an example of the professional standards that the association endeavours for. President of Wellington Master Painters Mark Palmer

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ARTISTS: Mia Hopkins, 4, and Nicholas Feng, 4, from Poly-High Community Child Care Centre have been busy preparing their pieces for exhibition. PHOTO: Sam Duff

Mini Van Gogh’s grab a brush By Sam Duff A local playcentre have been busy preparing pieces of art to show parents and loved ones in their own exhibition. Poly-High Community Child Care Centre in Mount Cook held a two day exhibition at Massey University last week. Centre manager Sue Ransfield says she did not expect the exhibition to turn out as well as it has. “When the kids started painting we thought ‘wow this is amaz-

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Sue says the children enjoy seeing their art on show and keep coming to look at it. “Their faces just light up when they see it.” Mia Hopkins, 4, says she liked doing art and she is proud of the butterfly she created. Art helps students express their emotions and develop their sensory skills, Sue says. The centre may hold an art auction for parents next year.

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Celebrating a decade in town anything mechanical around the house. Kevin’s daughter Sherie and son Stuart work in their Dad’s business and the three say they work well together. “We are all very relaxed,” he says. “That’s important otherwise it would be like a war zone.” Kevin says they have been in business for ten years because they are good operators with loyal customers. “We really appreciate all the support we have had from our customers over the years.”

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A decade of owning a local garage almost went unnoticed for mechanic Kevin Bovey. The owner of Auto Care in Kilbirnie did not realise it had been ten years to the day since he bought his business until a staff member pointed it out. “Sometimes we go ‘wow, have we been here that long’?” Kevin says. “We have seen a lot of other people in the industry come and go.” Kevin, who lives in Newlands, considers the business a long term

player in the community and says they are here to stay. “In the 28 years I have been in the industry there have been some huge changes,” he says. “The days of sitting down with a spanner in your hands have changed.” He says Auto Care deal in anything from exotic cars to every day run-of-the-mill vehicles. “I have a passion for the industry,” he says. “I was born and bred around motor vehicles.” Kevin says if he does retire one day he will continue to tinker with

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What puts a smile on your face after a long day?

Katherine Barraclough, Lyall Bay

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“Conversation and coffee, but I can do conversation and a glass of cider.”

“Putting my feet up and having a cuppa.”

“Working on my beauty blog.”

“My children. They’re pretty witty. They go to Rongotai College.”

“Coming home and closing the door. Realising I don’t have to go out in the cold weather and looking forward to a holiday.”

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Convention centre a waste Dear Ed, Any new Wellington convention centre is a governmental taxpayer project – not a civil ratepayer’s responsibility. The reason why this gover n ment ca n not afford to fund a new convention centre in Wellington is because of the low tax. No one is paying their full share but leaching off the countries resources and poor who pay the most.

The reason why this government will not fund a new convention centre in Wellington is because they want to do a deal-build where their wealthy cohorts can get in on the action. The basic cost for a new convention centre in Wellington without any luxury hotel and casino is minimal and affordable. But the greedy instigators want to dealbuild a huge additional

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hotel and casino wall blocking off the vistas and restricting access around that end of our waterfront. A stand-alone Well i ng t on c onve nt ion centre building would fit easily on the land section without impinging upon our waterfront! We do not need a new casino in Wellington! Martin Beck, Wellington

Dear Ed, I have lived in Kilbirnie on and off my entire life. Having been travelling abroad for the past several years I have only recently seen the refurbished Bay Road. Talking to family and friends it sounds like sprucing up the street was quite the adventure. Well from what I have seen the main street is

absolutely stunning. Wide footpaths and nice planting really give the area a nice relaxed feel. To o o f t e n d o we whinge about the inconvenience when such things are done. We should be proud of our neighbourhood. Rachel Flowers, Kilbirnie

Off the street: Busking for practice SWEET MELODIES: Busker Samantha Vaoga has been playing the violin since she was five years old. PHOTO: Sam Duff

By Sam Duff Playing the violin has been a life-long passion for busker Samantha Vaoga. The Strathmore local can often be found on the streets of Kilbirnie playing for passersby. Samantha says she busks for the money, but it is also a good chance for her to practise the instrument that she has played for 25 years. “It has always been in my life,” she says. “My mum bought me a violin for my fifth birthday.” “She had a friend who played the violin and I liked it so I asked my mum if I could start.” Samantha says the response to her busking is mostly posi-

tive. “Once this guy said ‘one goes and another one pops up’,” she says. “I don’t really care.” Having grown up in Wellington, Samantha says she went to Wellington East Girls and Wellington High. After giving birth to her daughter Lydia, Samantha says she did not play the violin for five years. She says she is enjoying being noticed around the community. “I have met so many other buskers since I started, it is really nice.” Samantha is currently playing in the Capital Performing Arts Orchestra and says they are always looking for violinists.


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Blast from the past COMPETITION: Glamour and intrigue

By Sam Duff Almost 109 years after his death Dr Thomas Barnardo made a surprise appearance at his own birthday celebrations last week. American actor KC Kelly, a Berhampore resident, dressed in full Victorian attire to celebrate Founders Day, the annual birthday celebration of Dr Barnardo. Dr Barnardo, an Irishman, founded children’s charity Barnardos in 1870. If he were alive today Dr Barnardo would be 169 years old. KC, who has starred in the Fr ighteners and t he Advent u res of Swiss Family Robinson, says his own daughter used Barnardos services when she was a toddler. “For me as a parent Barnardos were a great way of accessing information on children,” he says. “It is nice to be part of this because they do such good work,” he says. KC says when he and his wife contacted Barnardos they discovered people who are committed to childcare.

OPERA: Win tickets to opera La traviata which opens in Wellington this week. PHOTO CREDIT: Darren Williams, Adelaide cast of La traviata A 30-metre wide swathe of camellias will grace the stage of St James Theatre as opera La traviata opens there this week. Glamour, the expectations of society, true love and honor are among the themes explored in Verdi’s La traviata.

The Cook Strait News is giving away two gold reserve tickets for the matinee performance on Sunday July 13 at 2.30pm at the St James theatre, Wellington. To be in to win email your name, address and phone number to samduff@wsn. co.nz.

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Evans Bay Intermediate School....

Evans Bay Intermediate gets AFFIRMATION FROM ERO! Evans Bay Intermediate is feeling pleased with the way that ERO sees the School. In brief ERO found that : For students, the School purposefully uses a range of achievement information to make positive changes to learners engagement, achievement and progress. Students not achieving are well identified and targeted for additional support. Teachers use deliberate strategies to assist students in their learning. The inclusive school culture effectively supports student well being and learning. Students are settled, positive and engaged in purposeful learning. Student

leadership is fostered. Students with special needs are

Trustees are highly representative of the community

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achievement and setting appropriate goals.

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teaching schoolwide. Staff professional development

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students. This is something that we already know

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and are working on ourselves. The report will be

the impact of their teaching on learning outcomes of

on-line for parents to read in the next few days.”

students.

Principal Wendy Esera said.


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School Holidays

Fun school holiday session If you haven’t made plans for the school holidays yet, here are things you can do this month. • Wellington Botanic Garden has a free session for 5-12 year olds about looking after your plants during winter. From 10am to 12 noon on Tuesdays - July 8 and 15, and Thursdays - July 10 and 17.

Free off peak travel for Super Gold Card holders

Get an easy start to top walks

VISIT TOP SPOTS IN THE WELLINGTON CABLE CAR For bookings phone (04) 472 2199 www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz

Call (04) 499 1400 or email treehouse@ wcc.govt.nz to make a booking. • Otari-Wilton Bush’s glow wormguided walk takes you through the bush at night, past tree ferns, rimu, epiphytes, rata, crayfish and glow worms. Meet at the Information Centre on July 11 at 6.30pm. Cost: $2 for children.

School holiday workshops with Capital E

This July school holiday, we’re celebrating...with Capital E! You haven’t experienced Wellington You haven’t experienced Wellington Capital E’s school holiday You haven’t experienced Wellington till you’ve sailed on the Ferry! Harbour workshops are all under one till till you’ve sailed onthethe Harbour Ferry! Ferry! you’ve sailed on Harbour roof for the first time in nearly two years at their new location on Queen’s Wharf! In Windswept Wonders children can experiment with movement, shapes and patterns to create their own wind sculpture inspired by Wellington’s own Tower of Light and Urban Forest. They can expand their wardrobe usUp to 16 return sailings daily between ing balloons, as entertainers Up to 16 return sailings daily between Queens Wharf Somes Island daily / Daysbetween Bay Up to/ Matiu 16 return sailings Highly Flammable take them Queens Wharf / Matiu Somes Island Also weekend Round Harbour Explorer tours calling at Bay Queens Wharf / Matiu Somes Island // Days onata high-flying, costumePetone /Also Matiu Somes Is / Days Bay / Seatoun /Queens Wharf weekend Round Harbour Explorer tours calling Days Bay creating Petone / Matiu Somes Is / Days Bay / Seatoun /Queens Wharf adventure. Explore For timetable and fares ph Metlink 801 7000 or the art of dancing with Java check out our website www.eastbywest.co.nz For timetable and fares ph Metlink 801 7000 or Also weekend Harbour Explorer Offi ce ph 499 1282,Round daily status line phone 494 3339 check out our website www.eastbywest.co.nz Dance and create funky dance tours calling at Petone / Matiu Somes Is / moves or try some partnered Office ph 499 1282, daily status line phone 494 3339 Days Bay / Seatoun / Queens Wharf tricks. Children under five and their caregivers can settle in For timetable and fares ph Metlink 801 7000 or check for story time and songs with out our website www.eastbywest.co.nz renowned children’s author Office ph 499 1282, daily status line phone 494 3339

Juliette MacIver and then join in activities for young writers and artists! Over at the Hannah Playhouse you can enjoy the Capital E National Theatre for Children’s premiere of Grandad’s Lucky Storm. Join Gra ndad waiting out a storm with his grandchild as a tale of adventure, piracy and family comes to l ife. T h is uniquely theatrical experience is ideal for children five and over. Visit www. capitale.org. nz for more information or call 04 913 3740

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School Holidays Whanau tupu ngatahi - Families growing together Playcentre is for families and for children. With local parents you help educate your community’s birth to school-age children and Playcentre educates you via free NZQA-approved courses. You are then part of the education team one morning a week. As a Playcentre member you will also help run the centre. This may be anything from pet welfare officer to president. Helping manage your early-childhoodcentre will give you new skills and confidence. For some Playcentre parents this experience has changed their career

direction often into early-childhood teaching! In addition, once your child is two-anda-half they can attend Playcentre without you. Playcentre children are confident learners who build relationships with children and adults that last a life time. Playcentre parents/caregivers gain a community network that will provide them with fun and support long after their Playcentre time has finished. To find your local Playcentre check out: www.wellingtonplaycentre.org.nz or phone: 2377827

Kids explore Zealandia Spend your school holidays at ZEALANDIA and get to know the rare and endangered species that covered New Zealand a thousand years ago. The ZEALANDIA School Holiday Programme is tailored for children ages 5 to 12 with a love for nature, getting outside, and mucking in to make a difference. Each day has a different theme that will see children interact with wildlife, go behind the scenes with staff, and learn about the amazing species that call Aotearoa home – all while contributing to an ongoing conservation project. Go on a Kids Night Adventure and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the sanctuary after dark. Children will search for kiwi foraging on the

forest floor, tuatara hunting for food and glow worms shining brightly all around. They’ll hear stories about nocturnal creatures over a hot chocolate in the forest while the high-pitch call of kiwi and the ghostly call of the ruru echo all around. If you’re thinking of coming for a day trip, bring your binoculars and get your “bird nerd” on with the bird search work sheet. Get to know the birds you’re looking for in our world-class exhibition before setting off into the sanctuary in search of your favourite feathered friends. For more information about what’s happening at ZEALANDIA during the school holidays, visit www.visitzealandia. com/kids

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Visit & Experience Parliament Take a free tour with a professional guide who will show you the historic buildings, stunning art collection and talk you through the parliamentary process.

Parliament tours run daily, private and art focused tours for groups are run on request and need to be booked in advance. For bookings and tour information:

P: 04 817 9503 E: tour.desk@parliament.govt.nz • www.parliament.nz

A unique view of New Zealand’s banking and social history with stories and displays from the 1860s gold rush days through to the present day. Hands-on activities include old typewriters, coin rubbings and sealing wax • Educational Resource is available for years 1 to 10 students • Entry is free of charge

To arrange a visit email: museum@bnz.co.nz • Phone: 04 4746933 Level 1, Harbour Quays, 60 Waterloo Quay, Wellington (opposite Railway Station)

"They say it takes a village to raise a child, by volunteering at Playcentre we've found that village." - Anya & Simon, Playcentre Parents/Volunteers

Playcentre volunteers:

- receive free training in early childhood education and parenting - work as a co-operative, learning together and supporting each other - provide high quality early childhood education to children in their local community.

Most importantly, Playcentre volunteers get to play and have fun with their children and friends.


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Protecting Your Child’s Health We know when our children are sick. They go from being active and alert to quiet, grumpy, sleepy, clingy and wanting more cuddles. Often they lose interest in food. The most common general signs of illness are fever, pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, cough, headache and rash. Fever (body temperature Washing hands is also VERY important above 37°C) indicates that the after going to the toilet, and before eating. body is ‘fighting’ infection from either bacteria or viruses. Children’s natural defence mechanisms are less well-developed than adults’ immune systems, so children are at higher risk of infections. Fever accompanied by cough, Anne Privett Raj Nagar Grace Chan MPS ANZCP MPS ANZCP MPS ANZCP runny or blocked nose and headache can signify the common cold. “Ask us about our Children’s Pain & Fever fact card”, recommend Self Care pharmacists, “because this Chris Young Cathy Milne Teresa Tay MPS ANZCP MPS ANZCP B PHARM MPS has a lot of helpful hints for looking after sick children. MIRAMAR Also it indicates what other UNICHEM PHARMACY signs to look out for in children 58 Miramar Ave that indicate more serious illHours: Mon-Fri 8.00am - 6.30pm, Sat 9.00am-4.00pm nesses.” Keeping your child NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10am - 3pm comfortable in bed, giving P: 388 8516 • F: 388 6587 plenty of fluids, and using liquid medicines such as paracetamol or ibuprofen to reduce fever, Thompson’s Junior are best when your child has a cold. “But” advice from Self Immunofort 90 capsules Care pharmacists is “use proper Multivitamin and medicine-measuring spoons mineral supplement when measuring-out doses of liquid medicines. Don’t use ONE OFF kitchen teaspoons because they SPECIAL PRICE are not accurate, the volume varies from spoon to spoon, and $ .90 your child will not receive the correct dose of medicine.” for a limited time only It is important to look out for sore throats in children as it can lead to Rheumatic Fever. This is a serious illness that affects mainly Maori and Pacific chil504 Broadway, Strathmore dren and young people, aged Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30-6.00pm & Sat 9am-1pm four and above. Sore throats Ph: 388-6593 Fax: 388-6594 generally clear up by them-

selves but “strep” sore throats can lead to rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease which can be life threatening. It is important to check up children with sore throats so if they do have a “strep” sore throat they can be treated with antibiotics and stop the illness progressing any further. If you are unsure then get in touch with your doctor or your pharmacist. Parents can encourage their children to take simple steps to help prevent the spread of some illnesses. Children should cover their mouths and noses when they sneeze and cough, and then wash their hands straight after. Washing hands is also VERY important after going to the toilet, and before eating. They should not share cups and drink bottles, nor spoons and other eating utensils. Tissues are best for blowing noses, and then they should be thrown away immediately. Immunisation is generally one of the most effective ways

of protecting children against infections that can cause serious diseases and associated complications (including death). All forms of immunisation work by causing the body to produce an immune response, in the same way it would if exposed to the disease but without the child suffering all the symptoms and consequences. In the future, when the child comes into contact with the disease, the immune system responds quickly and helps prevent the child developing the disease. The World Health organisation and the Ministry of Health recommend immunisation for your children. However there may be cases where it is not suitable to immunise and it is important to see your pharmacist or doctor regarding possible risks and/ or contraindications. Children with asthma or allergies, or who are recovering from an illness, such as a common cold, can be immunised. Free immunisation, at specific

times in a child’s life according to the Ministry of Health’s immunisation schedule, is available to all children in New Zealand, to protect against a number of diseases – diphtheria, haemophilus influenzae type b (a cause of childhood meningitis), pneumococcal disease, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, polio, tetanus and whooping cough. Side effects from vaccines can sometimes occur and include redness and soreness at the injection site. There may also be mild fever. While these symptoms may be upsetting at the time, the benefit is protection from the disease. More serious reactions to immunisation are very rare. Ask your Self Care pharmacists for a copy of the Children’s Illnesses and Children’s Pain & Fever fact cards that contains useful information for parents. Prepared by Pharmacy Self Care, Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand, PO Box 11640, Wellington.

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Monday July 7, 2014 Trades & Services

LICENSED Builders all types of work undertaken. Casual Second Cook/Kitchen Hand Required for 10-25 hours per week. Our Lady’s Home Phone 3838274.

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BAKER Beryl Joyce (Joyce): June 30, 2014 CULLEN Hugh Joseph: June 28 2014 of Compassion Retret and Conference Centre, 2 JEPSEN Vivienne Mary: June 27, 2014 PAINTING Decorating for all Painting Services Rhine St, Island Bay. Please contact Ruth 383-7769 KOSKELA Margaret: June 29, 2014 by competent and considerate Tradesmen. Realistic ROBERTS Merie Ngaire (nee Odlum): June 29, Wanted to Buy rates. Phone Neil 388-7518 2014 TOLEMAN Johanna Gerarde (Jo): June 27, 2014 WANTED to buy old Gold and Estates Wed Dryers, washers, fridges, TV’s and more from 9-5pm. Lloyd Kelly Jewellers. 163 Riddiford Street, Newtown.

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Island Bay knocks out Rangers By Sam Duff As the Football World Cup is played out in Brazil to millions of viewers throughout the world, our own local football scene is heating up. A crowd of more than 200 showed up to Wakefield Park on Saturday June 28 to watch the Island Bay United premier side beat the Miramar Rangers. The 3-2 victory was a surprise to spectators as the Rangers are four-time ASB Chatham Cup champions. Island Bay United assistant coach Poasa Tubuna says the side’s discipline and confidence gave them the win. “It was a great win for us,” he says. “It was a great feeling at the club. Everyone was happy.” “Miramar is one of the giants in New Zealand.” Island Bay sits seventh in the Capital Premier League competition, a division below central league leaders Miramar. Henry Fa’arodo put the Rangers ahead after 13 minutes but Island Bay fought back. Goals from Facundo Barbero and Callum Holmes put Island Bay ahead 2-1 at halftime. A goal from Miramar’s Patrick Fleming took the score to 2-2 in the 59th minute. Luciano Colucci’s goal 19 minutes from full-time sealed the win for Island Bay. Poasa says the team’s next game for the Chatham Cup will be a quarter final against Napier at Wakefield Park on July 26. “For us as a club and as a team it’s a big challenge,” he says. “We’re not going to sit on our laurels.”

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Ocean Sports holiday programme

By Sam Duff

The Wellington Ocean Sports shcool holiday programme is starting today, and is open to all children aged ten years and up. The programme will see children experience a variety of ocean sports over a five day period, with sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waka ama, windsurfing, and stand up paddleboard as options. Children can choose either a morning or afternoon session in either the week beginning Monday July 7, or the week beginning Monday July 14. Everything they need is provided, and no experience necessary. Ditch the TV these holidays and get out into the fresh ocean air. Bookings can be made at www.rpnyc.org.nz/ ocean-sports. Located on Oriental Parade.

Boot camp to start The next intake for outdoor fitness boot camps is today, and runs for four weeks. Choose either three sessions a week, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6am or 7am, or choose two sessions a week,Tuesday and Thursday at 6am or 5:30pm. All sessions are at Frank Kitts Park (unless otherwise specified). For more information contact info@bootcampswellington.co.nz or text/call 021 2255 272.

Lights for Basin? Floodlights could be installed at the Basin Reserve sports ground sooner than previously discussed. Cricket Wellington and the Basin Reserve Trust have been in talks on the idea. The announcement last week that New Zealand and Australia could play day-night tests on the ground have heated up the talks.

WORKING UP A SWEAT: Wellington wheelchair basketball player Paul Fallon makes a play with the ball.

The North Island wheelchair basketball championships were held in Wellington during the weekend. Teams from throughout New Zealand travelled to Wellington for the competition, with the winner taking home a trophy. Catriona McBean from Parafed Wellington says it is always a hard fought competition between the teams. “They have been training since February for this,” she says. “Because of the numbers around they don’t get to play tournaments all the time.” The fact the players are in wheelchairs is irrelevant when they hit the court, Catriona says. “Just because some of them have limited movement doesn’t mean it’s less of a team sport.” The ASB Sports Centre is a good venue for this the event, Catriona says. “This is a brilliant venue for hosting this sort of event because of the location to the airport and the facilities that are here.” The National Wheelchair Basketball Championships will be held in Auckland in September. The winner of the North Island competition was not known when the Cook Strait News went to print. The result will be published next week.


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