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By Sam Duff Lights, camera, action – budding young film makers from Wellington East Girls’ College have worked together to create their own short film. The film, which was written by students in 2013 and put together this year, involved more than 80 pupils from a make-up team to camera people. Year 13 students Caitlin Lynch, Sabina Rizos-Shaw and Marina Mersi were co-producers on the project, titled Lost. FILM MAKERS: Budding film makers Caitlin Lynch and Sabina Rizos-Shaw have worked with class mates to make their own short film. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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TECH SAVY: Houghton Bay resident Tegan Lynch is surveying parents of children who have been cyber-bullied. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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Film makers to premier Continued from pg 1 By Sam Duff “We wanted to get as many people involved as possible because that was kind of the idea of the project,” Sabina says. Caitlin says if somebody wanted to be involved in making the film then there was always a job for them to do. The film, which was entirely made by women, took two full days to film. Lost, which the girls describe as cheesy, light-hearted and not about school, is an art house story about five teenagers in their last year of college. The characters attempt to rekindle old friendships on a camping trip. The three co-producers say it

was a challenge to direct up to 10 actors and 10 members of the crew at once. Caitlin says she was excited to see the finished product. “We had been working on it for a year and to see it all come together was amazing,” she says. “The project is less about the actual product and more about the fact we got 80 girls working together in a professional way on something they had never done before.” Sabina and Caitlin both intend on working in the arts when they finish college at the end of the year. Lost will premiere at the Light House Cinema on Cuba Street on September 4. For more information visit and search for ‘Lost’ Premiere- Project ArtEast.

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Symbol for breast cancer survivors By Sai Raje Massey Journalism Student Dragon boat champions are helping local Wellington artists create a number of plaster cast torsos of breast cancer survivors. The winning team of the NZ Breast Cancer Survivors title at the 2014 New Zealand Dragon Boat Championships are assisting in putting together the 16 pieces of art. Funds raised from the sale of the artwork will help the team participate at the International Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Festival in Florida in October. Project organiser and CanSurvive team member Bette Cosgrove says BraveArt is a collaboration of several breast cancer survivors and Wellington artists. “We are also supported by six celebrity supporters, including Wellington mayor Celia WadeBrown, dancer and breast cancer

survivor Jan Bolwell, and actor Miranda Harcourt, who have all had some personal connection to breast cancer,” she says. “Master plasterer Paul Stanton helped cast the plaster torsos, which show a variety of scars from breast cancer treatment.” Several of the projects participants, of which both artists and breast cancer survivors are models, are residents of Wellington’s eastern and southern suburbs. Miramar resident and CanSurvive team member Jenny McDougall says it is inspiring to be part of a team that has women who have fought breast cancer for more than 10 years. “We don’t often talk of it,” she says. “But the torso plastering process with the art project really gave us the chance to talk about our respective surgery experiences. “We are busy training for the international championship now.”

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ART CREATION: Seatoun artist Nicola Dench’s BraveArt work featured motifs of the Chatham Island Black Robin. They came back from the brink of extinction and are a symbol for breast cancer survivors. PHOTO CREDIT: BraveArt

Berhampore resident and CanSurvive team member Heather Steevens says the art project has been “pretty astonishing”. “I really love training every week alongside this great bunch

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Bringing down the houses After more than a year of waiting, residents of Priscilla Crescent in Kingston watched their houses being torn down last week. On Saturday, June 2, 2013 residents were evacuated after a major slip bought away land from underneath their homes. The worst affected property was the three story house at 37 Priscilla Crescent which had nine tenants at the time. TORN DOWN: Houses on Priscilla Crescent in DESTRUCTION: After more than a year houses Two houses were demolKingston have been precariously perched on a hill on Priscilla Crescent in Kingston have been ished late last week. side for more than a year. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff knocked down.

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A local art student has won the prestigious emerging artist award at the 2014 NZ Art Show. Oriental Bay resident Willough MacFarlane, 23, a Massey University College of Creative Arts student, is among three other artists who have won the award this year. The award includes a cash prize of $2500 each and the chance to exhibit work at the upcoming NZ Art Show from July 24 to 27. Willough, who is a photography design major in her fourth year of a bachelor of design degree, is thrilled to have won the award. “I could not believe it for a while, even after I received an email informing me of my win,” she says. “It's an incredible achievement to even have this collection of my works considered for the award.” MacFarlane is a photography design major but her award winning works combine several mediums such as digital photography, watercolours, drawing and computer generated imagery. “My art often transverses be-

tween reality and my ideal virtual space. “So working with different mediums lets me play around with several ideas with which to create my art work.” Massey University lecturer Helen Mitchell, who nominated Willough for the award, calls her pupil's work lyrical. “What's engaging about her work is it is across disciplines,” Helen says. “She has a promising art career ahead. “When I helped her put together her portfolio for the award application, I just tried to help her represent the diversity of her practice.” This is also the second consecutive year that a Massey University art student won the emerging artist award. Photography student Patrick Hickley was among the winners last year.


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Mosque celebrates ramadan By Sai Raje Massey Journalism Student More than 2000 Wellington Muslims are expected to take part in special prayer services and daily fasts to mark the holy Islamic month of Ramadan at the Kilbirnie Mosque this July. Special prayer services and daily iftaar, an evening prayer to break the daily fast, are part of the month-long Ramadan routine at the Kilbirnie Mosque. The Islamic Ramadan month, based on a lunar calendar, will culminate in the Eid-al-Fitr around July 28, with the first sighting of the new crescent

moon. President of the Kilbirnie Mosque Asif Koya says around 700 Muslims took part in the ritual iftaar ceremony hosted by the Pakistani community at the Kilbirnie Mosque on Sunday 13 July. “The Ramadan fast is held between sunrise and sunset, in New Zealand winter time – this usually means between 6am to 5pm,” he says. “It is customary to break the fast with a prayer and one date. “Other halal food – fruits, samosas, biryanis – may then be eaten from sunset to sunrise.” Ramadan, Koya says, brings

together all Wellington Muslims who are migrants from more than 50 countries, including Pakistan, India, Fiji, Ethiopia, Somalia, Malaysia and Egypt. Pakistan’s high commissioner to New Zealand, Zehra Akbari, who attended the iftaar ceremony, says the essence of Ramadan lays in bringing people together in a community spirit. “It’s very encouraging to see the community work together without any consideration for social divides,” he says. “That’s what Ramadan is really about.”

Braving bald for charity By Emily Elliott A fabulous day was had by all at HeadStart Hair Design in the Kilbirnie Plaza on Thursday, where locals feasted on lollies, cupcakes, and got themselves a new do, all in the name of charity. Kelly Antipas and her son Olly were to have their heads shaved if the salon could meet $3000 in fundraising for the Child Cancer Foundation. Salon Coordinator Taryn Penfold says the day was busy, with people coming

in for the $10 hair treatments – with all $10 going straight in the blue bucket. “We've had loads of people coming in and out. I'm hoping to well exceed our goal.” The salon had raised more than $3000 when the Cook Strait News went to print and so Kelly and Olly had their heads shaved. “I thought I would be quite emotional but I wasn’t,” Kelly says. “It’s all for a great cause. I’m lucky, my hair will grow back.”

Churton Park resident Uzma Jamil says Sunday’s iftaar feast consisted of a Pakistani beef korma curry and basmati rice was prepared by around 10 people. “Only fresh food is used, nothing frozen, and cooking has to start as early as 4.30am,” Uzma says. “Food prep, like washing and marinating meat, begins the previous evening. “It’s a lot of work, but it makes you feel really humble and nice.”  RAMADAN FUN: (Clockwise from left): Ayman Zewada, Dean Qaseem Ng, Ali Usama, Hafi Salman, Sufian Alzaanin and Anas Zewada have a fun time at Kilbirnie Mosque during last week's iftaar. PHOTO CREDIT: Sriram Narayanan

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What does it mean to be a Wellingtonian?

Amber Beardslee, Hataitai

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“People in Wellington can do what they like and dress how they like and not get judged for it. You can go to the supermarket in your dressing gown.”

“Most Wellingtonians love Wellington and are proud of the city.”

“It means to be a capital person. It means it’s got like Parliament and all that.”

“Just the amount of support I have had in the past week trying to get my dog out of the pound. The generosity of people helping me out is great.”

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Toby Burns, Kilbirnie “We’re living in the best capital city in the world of course.”

Annoyed by the cohorts Dear Ed, A letter in your July 7 issue annoyed me by yet another misuse of the word cohorts. I don't expect its use to be confined to its literal meaning in Latin. In the army of ancient Rome, a cohort was the tenth part of a legion, if I rightly remember my schoolboy Latin lessons of over 60 years ago: it consisted of 100 men, commanded by a centurion.

Yes, the Romans themselves would use the word figuratively to mean a body of men who supported somebody such as a politician but they never used it for an individual person – it was a collective noun for a group of people. In these days of general and ever-growing ignorance about the proper meanings of countless English words, cohort gets applied to such people as a spouse or live-in

lover, an assistant, a toady or yes-man, a staff member, or almost anything you like except the right meaning! I'd have been quite happy if your correspondent had alleged (rightly or wrongly) that the present Government has A COHORT of wealthy supporters; but he evidently meant each one of these is a cohort - which cannot ever be right! H Westfold, Miramar

GOOD BEAT: Local drummer Jacob Randall (centre) with internationally renowned drumming legends Christopher Coleman, Matthew Garstka, Gergo Borlai II, and Thomas Lang. PHOTO SUPPLIED.

Smashing it internationally By Emily Elliott Smashing out a rhythm is one thing Kilbirnie resident Jacob Randall knows how to do. Rated the fourth best drummer in a worldwide competition a few years ago, the New Zealand School of Music student has recently returned from a drum camp in the USA. “There were six of the world's best teaching us at the Big Drum Bonanza,” Jacob says, telling the Cook Strait News that 34 people attended from around the world. “I feel like I've got a lot of new stuff to work on,” he chuckles. The week-long camp held in California cost $1000, and Jacob also had to pay to

get over there. He says he did well in the competition that got him into the camp, so he was able to attend for half the price. While at the Big Drum Bonanza, Jacob performed well at an in-house competition, giving himself the chance to play on an online webcast from the Drum Channel. “That was good exspoure.” He says another highlight was “getting to jam with some of the big dogs.” The talented third year student says he has been drumming since he was three. “It's what I know.” This year being his final year of music studies, he says he is not sure what next year has in store. “It would be nice to make a living off drumming.”

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KICK PUNCH: Local lads have a go at Taekwondo. PHOTOS: Sam Duff



PAPER POCKETFUL OF POSIES: Girls at the ASB Sport Centre Holiday Programme enjoy playing.

School’s out for the kids By Sam Duff Local kids enjoyed breaking free from the classroom for the past two weeks as they partied up large for the school holidays. The school holiday programme at the ASB Sport Centre in Kilbirnie was non-stop fun when the Cook Strait News visited last week. From dodgeball to colouring in and everything in between, up to 80 local school children participated in the programme’s fun each day. Elias Shadrock from the ASB Sport

Centre says most days the programme is sold out and the kids have a blast. “The kids love it,” she says. “We get the same kids over and over again which is great.” Elias says she enjoys having fun with the kids and watching them learn new things. “You get used to the different characters of the kids.” The programme took a trip to the Kilbirnie pool last week and also created their own version of the Amazing Race which involved searching for hidden Disney characters.

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Unique overnighters for Pippy By Sam Duff From old light houses to grain silos – an Owhiro Bay local has been on the hunt throughout New Zealand for amazing overnighters. Pippy McCurdy, a trained architect that works in construction, has written her second book about some of New Zealand’s more unique holiday destinations. “I am always trawling the internet looking for interesting places to stay,” Pippy says. “I like to write about

where I have been.” Pippy says all New Zealanders should have a go at staying at some great places throughout the country. “Don’t just go to a hotel,” she says. “Go somewhere interesting.” The three-level Island Bay light house was one of the destinations Pippy profiled in the book. “Apparently there are a lot of proposals there,” she says. The light house can be rented out for more than $200 a night.

LOOKING OUT: Owhiro Bay author Pippy McCurdy outside the Island Bay light house. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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By Sam Duff Kilmarnock Home enjoyed the fun of yesteryear at a unique teddy bears picnic last week. Disney films, nurser y rhymes and pineapple lumps bought the residents of the home together to reminisce about days gone by. Recreation officer Annelize Steyn says it was nice for residents to take a walk down memory lane. “As soon as that music comes on they look up and are very present,” she says. “It is their party, not ours.


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TEDDY BEARS: Kilmarnock Home held a teddy bears picnic last week. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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Bugattis and Alfas have inspired Miramar artist John Fuller. The self-confessed petrol head will display his latest exhibition at the Tapu Te Ranga Gallery in Island Bay. John says he spent more than 20 years in the aviation industry but had a long-held ambition to study art and paint full-time. The former Massey university student says he has always had a passion for cars and enjoyed combining his two loves for the exhibition Myth and Magic. He says he wanted to recreate the magic of early motor sport in paint. “I love the character, the romance and the sheer theatre of those times,”

John says. “I like to heighten the movement and colour and use my imagination to bring those old images to life again.” Gallery curator Ian Logan says John’s car scenes are painted with a lot of vigour and panache, giving them a wider appeal than just to car enthusiasts. John’s paintings can be viewed at the Tapu Te Ranga Gallery in Island Bay. The group exhibition runs until August 21. Admission is free and more details can be found at








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INSPIRED: Miramar artist John Fuller is a self-confessed petrol head.



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Young guns for baseball team By Sam Duff

IN ACTION: Football star Leo Bertos is giving the game of futsal a go. PHOTO CREDIT: Matthew Lau

All Whites veteran rejuvenates defeated Futsal Whites By Matthew Lau Leo Bertos made his international futsal debut last week July 11-13 and hopes to become a double national rep by playing in the Futsal World Cup in 2016. Leo, who played for the All Whites in the 2010 World Cup, is not sure whether the All Whites will make it to the next one in 2018. “There might be a chance to get to the next one, or the Futsal World Cup, that’s on the way now too,” he says, “I don’t know how common that is, having a player that’s played in both.” The crowd of more than 600 gave Leo a raucous welcome

when he came on against Australia’s Futsalroos at Kilbirnie’s ASB Sports Centre. He showed the experience of his 56 international football caps when he chipped the ball over goalkeeper Angelo Konstantinou to give the Futsal Whites a glimmer of hope. The match ended 5-3 to the Futsalroos, and the next two games were also defeats of 6-0 and 7-1. Leo, who was released by Wellington Pheonix at the end of the 2013-14 football season, appears to have added a wealth of experience to the improved Futsal Whites. However, he is still keen on playing 11-a-side football.

Budding local baseball players have been selected for the New Zealand under 12s team. Jackson Taurarii from Miramar and Haven Dixon from Kilbirnie are getting ready for a trip of a lifetime after making it into the team. The boys say they are pumped to travel to Honolulu, New York, Washington and Maryland where they will compete, get free gear and watch a live baseball game. When the Cook Strait News caught up with the boys they had just returned from a four day training session in Auckland with the team. “We both improved more after that,” Jackson says.

Both boys have spent about five years playing softball but only recently made the switch to baseball. “Baseball is more fun than softball and it’s a bigger field and a smaller ball,” Jackson says. Haven says the opportunities are better for baseball than softball. “You can go further with baseball,” he says. Regan Taouma from Wellington Baseball says the boys would not be able to go to America without the help from the Eastern Suburbs Sports Trust. “Hopefully it helps put the game on the map down here and shows players that you can play internationally with it,” Regan says.

PITCHING HIGH: Young baseball players Haven Dixon, 12, and Jackson Taurarii, 12. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

“The priority (for me) is to play club football, so I’m available for that,” Leo says. He also plans to start a football academy for children. Futsal White Daniel Burns says futsal to the average fan is a smaller size game. “It’s five on five, it’s quick, it’s fast and you’ve got to react more, and there’s plenty more shots,” Daniel says. “I definitely believe futsal is growing. We’ve got over 50,000 kids playing futsal now in all the regions around New Zealand.” Qualifying for Colombia in 2016 begins next year for the Futsal Whites.

Third win in the Jubilee Cup By Dan Whitfield

PUTTING THE EFFORT IN: MSP push hard to win a scrum against Wainuiomata. PHOTO CREDIT: Dan Whitfield

There have been many great games in this year’s Jubilee Cup competition, including the weekend’s matchup between Marist St Pats and Wainuiomata. It was a tough affair, with the rain upsetting the handling for both teams; however, MSP stood strong and managed a narrow win over its premier league counterparts, Wainuiomata. Wainuiomata scored first with the team’s kicker making the conversion, taking the score to 7-nil. The visiting side continued its dominant play but was unable to capitalise further. MSP managed to pull itself together, striking back with a try and conversion, making the score 7-all – of which it stayed until half time. The second half became a battle of the goal kickers, with MSP first five

Fa’atonu Fili and his Wainuiomata counterpart trading penalties. MSP seemed to be more on form in the second half, with the home side dominating possession; forcing Wainuiomata to attack from its own half. After a number of penalties, MSP had a close 16-13 lead, and was nearing more points having the visitors parked down in their own half. A penalty was given away just before full-time and MSP halfback Peter Sciascia ended the game by running the ball into touch. The 16-13 win over Wainuiomata comes after mixed season for MSP, winning three games and losing three over the past six rounds. MSP played Old Boys University in round seven of the Jubilee Cup competition over the weekend. The game was played at Evans Bay Park.

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Young divers take the plunge By Laura Kavanagh Two young Wellington divers are on their way to Russia next month to face some serious competition. Young divers Anton Jenkins and Yu Qian Goh have qualified and been selected for the World Junior Diving Championships in Penza, Russia. Head coach of Wellington Diving Club James Hardaker will be accompanying the competitors, who will be departing August 31 to London, England for a few days training before heading to Penza. Before they head to Russia, the athletes will also be competing in the Diving New Zealand Open and Junior Championships in Auckland mid August. Both 14 years of age, Yu currently attends St Catherine’s College in Kilbirnie, while Anton goes to Rongotai College in Rongotai. The two athletes have already been making a splash in competitive diving, having great success at the 2014 Autumn Championships in one metre and three metre spring board. Yu also won the Women Open three metre springboard event and obtained a qualification score for FINA Grand Prix in Singapore and Malaysia, as well as the Australian Open in Adelaide. Anton came first in the one metre and fourth in the three metre at the Australian Junior Elite Championships in 2014. Head coach James Hardaker says it has been a pleasure training two such

motivated and talented divers as Yu and Anton. He says the competition will be an eye opener for the two divers, and a good experience regardless of where they place. “The standard for World Junior’s is very high... it will either make you or break you as a diver,” James says. Anton and Yu are looking forward to the experience, training seven times a week in preparation.  Yu is needing support to raise enough money to get to Penza, if you can help, visit www.givealittle.

TR AINED UP: The women’s 4x200 metre relay team for the Commonwealth games in Glasg o w. P H O T O CREDIT: Simon Watts, BW Media

Swimmers head to commonwealth games By Dave Crampton

MAKING A SPLASH: Anton Jenkins preparing for a dive. PHOTO CREDIT: LAURA KAVANAGH

Wellington swimmers will be featuring strongly in the relay teams for the Glasgow Commonwealth games. One has already made it to a Commonwealth Games podium. Natasha Hind, from the Capital Swim Club, collected a 4x100m freestyle bronze medal at Delhi in 2010 along with Lauren Boyle. This year at Glasgow, Natasha will be joined by two new Capital clubmates, Samantha LucieSmith and Emma Robinson, for the 4x200m event, along with Lauren. “I feel a passion to represent my country as best I can. Representing New Zealand is an honour and privilege,” Lauren says.

Emma, the youngest of the group, was part of the team for the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona, competing in the open water 10km. “We are all having a fun time training together, as Spain is the first place where we have all been together,” Emma says. “For me representing New Zealand means that I get to show everyone how much work I put into swimming, it also means I get to make my country and family proud.” The women’s 4x100m relay team for Glasgow also has a strong Wellingtonian presence with three team members. Ellen Quirke and Samantha Lee join Samantha LucieSmith in that event. Both Samanthas were at the 2013

FINA champs with Emma. They both began their swimming careers as part of the 2008 and 2009 Trans-Tasman Tri Series teams, before representing New Zealand at the Junior Pan Pacific’s in 2009. Rounding off the quartet is Aucklander Laura Quilter. Although all four are similar in age they have varying histories in their swimming career, Samantha Lucie-Smith the only one to attend the London 2012 Olympic Games where she competed in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Last week, Natasha, Laura and Samantha were also named in the New Zealand Team who will fight to retain the Kiwi's world title at Rescue 2014- the Lifesaving World Championships, in September.

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