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TIGHT KNIT: Twin sisters Evie and Emily Johnson are both finalists in this year’s WOW competition. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
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“The reason we got into fashion was actually through WOW,” Emily says. “We used to watch it on TV with Mum.” “The parents were pretty stoked, especially Mum,” Emily says. “We had a bottle of wine to celebrate.” Evie says her piece, entered into the avant-garde category, is made of metal and leather and aims to challenge the idea that slavery is non-existent. Emily says her piece is made of leather, plastic and metal and is inspired by human beings’ impact on the planet. Evie and Emily say one day they would like to set-up their own fashion label together; they already have a YouTube channel. Strathmore local Paula Rowan says she is also
pleased to make the WOW finals. “It’s amazing,” says Paula, who has entered three garments into the show. “I was pretty much pushing the boat out this year.” Paula, who works full time and is training for the New York Marathon, says she is part of a local support network called the Pow Wows for the show. “You support each other through the ups and the downs because WOW is sort of like a roller coaster,” she says. The medical rep says WOW is a good opportunity to use her creative talents outside of the work place. Paula describes one of her two children’s pieces as ‘colourful, recycled fun,’ she has also entered something into the bizarre bras category. Paula says she already has ideas brewing for next year’s show.
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Waving goodbye to school years By Sam Duff
After 25 years as principal of Lyall Bay School Dennis Thompson will bid farewell to his colleagues and students at the end of the term “I am definitely going to miss this job,” Dennis says. “I thought if I could serve 25 years in a job that I love then it’s time to pass the baton.” Dennis, who started teacher training in 1971, says he has seen many education fads come and go. “One thing that probably hasn’t changed is children and the joy they have in coming to school each day.” He says open plan learning was phased out and is now back in fashion. Dennis says he will miss wanting to come to work every day. “I will miss just seeing the happiness and the joy of the children throughout the school,” he says. “A principal’s job in a primary school is the best job anybody could ever have. “I have great staff and fantastic
OUT THE GATE: Lyall Bay School principal Dennis T hompson will wave goodbye to his old stomping ground at the end of the term. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
inbriefnews Coutts Street crash A truck crashed into a power pole in Kilbirnie last Monday night. Cables fell down onto the road on Coutts Street near Queens Drive. Drivers were temporarily asked to avoid the area.
Shaking up the dance floor Lyall Bay School are holding a funfilled Zumba fundraiser with all proceeds going to the school. The Zumba fundraiser at Lyall Bay School is on Sunday August 3, from 3pm till 4pm in the school hall. There is a $10 entry fee. Visit www.virginiak. zumba.com or Facebook/Friends of Lyall Bay School for more information.
Graduate opportunities for students support which makes my job easier.” After a quarter of a century at the school, Dennis says he is most proud of only ever suspending one challenging child. “I just don’t give up on kids, there’s always a way forward to find a successful outcome.”
A $2.5 million building project at the school during the past three years has been a huge boost for the school, Dennis says. “I feel like I am leaving the school in really good shape,” he says. Dennis is looking forward to travelling and spending more
time with his grandchildren once he retires. “Even though I am leaving the school I’m not leaving the community.” He says the board of trustees have advertised the position and his successor will most likely start at the beginning of 2015.
Basin flyover given the boot A proposed flyover motorway near the Basin Reserve cricket ground has been declined by an Environmental Protection Agency board of inquiry. The board of inquiry received 215 submissions into the NZTA’s $90 million Basin Bridge project. Wellington City Council deputy mayor Justin Lester says the flyover has been a vexed issue for the community. “It’s well known our Council had significant concerns about whether the proposed flyover offered the best outcomes for
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CURTAIN CALL: Budding stars of the stage Keegan Fitzgibbon, Grace Amitrano, Moana Bennett and Oliver Witkowski. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
Colours of the rubber rainbow By Sam Duff All the colours of the rainbow have come together to put a smile on your children’s dial. A new kid’s craze is spreading through the world’s schools and has made its way to Lyall Bay School. The loom rubber bands craze has seen children throughout the world creating everything from bracelets to hats with small colourful rubber
bands. Sophia and Nikhita Richs from Lyall Bay School have been caught up by the commotion and say they enjoy creating all sorts of odds and ends. “I like the rainbow colours,” Sophia says. “I’m never going to get bored of them.” Nikhita, 10, who has 20 bracelets and has made plenty to give away, says pink and red are the most popula r ba nd colours amongst her friends.
Costumes will be on and make-up applied when the curtain rises for a local college performance of Guys and Dolls this week. About 70 students from St Patrick’s College, St Catherine’s, St Margaret’s, St Mary’s, Wellington East and Chilton St James will take to the stage for the show. Guys and Dolls, put together by St Pat’s teachers Roger Powdrell and Andrew Brennan, has been preparing for opening for more than three months. Lead actor Keegan Fitzgibbon, from St Pat’s, says he enjoys acting and getting the crowd laughing during performances. “We can’t really see the faces of the people out
there but we will want to hear the laughs,” he says. “It is always a bit nerve racking going into a show but nerves are good.” Keegan says the cast gathers once a week for about five hours to practice but the leads spend much more time learning lines after hours. “We gave up our last week of school holidays for the production,” he says. “It’s a great experience and I’m sure everyone h e r e h a s m a d e n ew friends.” Fellow lead Grace Amitrano from St Mary’s says her favourite part of performing is the curtain call at the end of a show. Director Andrew Brennan says the students have all enjoyed going outside
of their comfort zones for the show. “They’re doing a production about a time they don’t know much about so it has been a bit of a learning experience really,” Andrew says. This is the second time Guys and Dolls will be performed by St Pat’s after originally being done in 1997. “It’s nice to do something we have done before and to do it better,” Andrew says. “I love Guys and Dolls and I wanted to come back and do it again.” Guys and Dolls will run at the St Pat’s College hall in Kilbirnie from Monday July 28 till Thursday July 31. For more information visit www.stpats.school.nz
RUBBER CRAZE: Lyall Bay School students Sophia and Nikhita Richs have embraced the latest rainbow rubber band craze to hit town. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
“They look cool and they’re something that you can make, just like knitting,” she says. The girls started collecting their own loom bands when they were shown them by cousins. Jyoti Richs says it is nice to see her daughters take an interest in something creative. “They have been making them for friends and family and everybody,” Jyoti says.
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Wheels to get school moving By Room 2, Holy Cross School Holy Cross School in Miramar are looking forward to taking to their wheels on their new bike tracks. The catholic school applied for council funding through the Bikes in Schools programme by making a video giving the reasons why they should get bikes and several bike tracks. Dave Mullen from the Archdiocese of Wellington, who helped with the application, says he is over the moon about the school getting the funding. “I really loved working with the students and the staff at Holy Cross,” Dave says. “I was very proud of the students and the work they had done.” When he found out about the success he drove straight to the school, he says. Three bike tracks will be built at Holy Cross before the 50 bikes are delivered later this term. Dave says it is great for the
students to do exercise. “In particular for Holy Cross because lots of students live more than one kilometre from the school,” he says. Holy Cross room one pupil Samantha Olsen says she enjoys biking and it is a good way of keeping fit. “I like it because it helps to improve your biking skills and it’s also really fun and you can do it anywhere you like,” she says. Samantha thought Holy Cross would win because they made a great video. Holy Cross principal Celeste Hastings says the school are incredibly grateful for the bike funding. “It’s incredibly fantastic because it’s exactly what we need,” she says. “The thing that excites me the most is the community contribution. “The application was a total community effort and it will continue to be.”
BIKE RIDERS: Budding cyclists Anna Tirikatene, Holly Reynolds, Melania Lui-Fai and Samantha Olsen put together a winning video application for the Bikes in Schools programme. PHOTO CREDIT: ROOM 2, HOLY CROSS SCHOOL.
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Busy after school for Beck By Sam Duff There is never enough time in the day for Berhampore local Beck Taylor, 12, who juggles acting, school work, being a paper boy and other after school activities. Beck stars in two New Zealand Film Festival short films and has already been in a music video, documentary and a feature length movie.
The Cook Strait News delivery boy is the main character in UFO, about a boy that is bought up in a bad world, and has a smaller part in Light Harvester. A friend’s mother was a casting director and asked Beck, who had never done drama before, to audition for another project. “I don’t think it’s about the money,” he says. “It’s about meeting awesome people that you can be friends with.”
The South Wellington Intermediate School pupil says seeing himself on the big screen is a little weird. “Seeing the finished product is so much fun.” “At the premiere (for a student film) I felt like I was famous because I was getting my photograph taken,” he says. While Beck loves acting he says he would like to be a Zoo Keeper once he leaves school.
“I love hanging out with animals,” he says. Beck’s mother Tanya Taylor says he acts professionally on set and gets on really well with everybody. She says Beck has not missed much school for acting and says he is learning a lot while he is working. Beck starred alongside Rhys Darby in Love Birds.
BUDDING ACTOR: Berhampore school boy Beck Taylor, 12, juggles acting, karate, delivering papers and football on top of school. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
Solomon Islands independence anniversary celebrations By Susan Teodoro Whitireia Journalism Student
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The first Solomon High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency Joy Kere. PHOTO CREDIT: Francesca Jago
Pan pipes, dancers, art, food and music filled the room for the first official celebration of Solomon Islands Day in Wellington last week. The first Solomon High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency Joy Kere hosted the independence anniversary celebrations. The gathering brought together
local dignitaries, Solomon Islanders from around New Zealand, members of the Pacific community and senior representatives of the New Zealand Government. Master of Ceremonies, Solomon Island born lecturer at Victoria University, Dr. Kabini Sanga, says the event is a first in many ways. “We have also in the person of the High Commissioner Her Excellency Joy Kere, the first woman High Commissioner to
be appointed by the Solomon Islands.” “Historically, New Zealand and the Solomons have been very well connected.” He says that the Solomons community had come together from around New Zealand to contribute to and celebrate the occasion, and a group from Canterbury had practised the pan pipes for the event. “We are inviting New Zealanders to enjoy the Solomons.”
Keynote speakers Mrs Kere and Andrea Smith, deputy secretary at the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, acknowledged the relationship between the two countries. Mrs Kere says the establishment of the high commission is a significant milestone. She paid tribute to the role New Zealand had played in the Solomons over many years and to the strong relationship between the two countries.
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Question: What is your least favourite day of the week and why?
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“Monday. I suppose you gear down a week before. Then all of sudden Monday comes around again.”
“I don’t have one. Sunday is my favourite because I relax and stay home.”
“Wednesday. They are my worst classes at school.”
“Thursday. It’s just a long day for me with classes and work.”
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Baby’s brains pondered in Island Bay Ever wondered what is going on in your baby's brain? Island Bay playcentre are holding a fundraiser in partner-
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Cohorts are annoying Dear Ed, In reply to H. Westfold’s narrow minded annoyance (July 21) to the use of the term wealthy cohorts. While we regularly tolerate the amusing and archaic linguistic attention Mr Westfold’s gives to our published correspondence, I think before further critique he should first invest in a modern English
dictionary which would clearly explain a third derogatory meaning – a supporter, or companion! It was, to all intents and purposes, derogatory! If the Oxford Dictionary can accept the usage then surely the young Mr H Westfold can. Martin Beck, Mornington.
Down with the convention centre Dear Ed, Local body councils like WCC no longer implement obvious safety community improvements from their own initiative. Rather they wait for the community ratepayers to get involved to form a local petition group to insist that something be done. They use such little intense issues as clever local distractions away from the big expensive city projects,
for example WCC recent road improvements on Farnham Road and Britomart Street without including a safe pedestrian crossing across Britomart St to MacAlister Park. While WCC pushes through a stealth build deal like a Convention Centre with a Hotel and a five star Casino! Wellington does not need a Casino! Martin Beck, Mornington
Explaining a line in the sand Dear Ed, Paul Franken wonders about the origin of the expression line in the sand (July 14). It is commonly believed to date from colonial times on
the Indian Sub-Continent. A British officer, confronted by a superior number of ‘natives’ would read the riot act by drawing a line on the ground with his swagger stick
over which the ‘natives’ must not cross under threat of lethal consequences. Tony Sutcliffe JP, Strathmore
Origin of metaphor challenged Dear Ed, I am writing about a July 7 letter about the supposed inaptness of the metaphor ‘a line in the sand’ as a barrier. I used to think the same. However, on further consideration, I don’t think the metaphor refers to the sand of a tidal beach as in the song ‘Love letters in the Sand’.
I surmise it had something to do with the sand on the floor of an amphitheatre where gladiators fought to the death in the days of ancient Rome. Arena is the Latin word for sand. Quite likely a champion gladiator stood on one side of a line drawn in the sand, so that a challenger had to cross that line officially before the signal to fight was
given by an official the Romans called the editor of the horrible entertainment. There’s a good description of it in Bulwer-Lytton’s novel the Last Days of Pompeii, if you are interested. But there’s nothing about a line in the sand, I’m only guessing! H Westfold, Miramar
Grammatical interpretation Dear Ed, H. Westfold from Miramar (July 21) takes a rather pompous and doctrinaire posture on the application of the word cohort in common usage today. He should know that grammatical interpretation in our rich language modifies through the evolution of trend or convenience, and as such
we have a manifold variety of such expressions at the end of our tongues. This is a wonderful and liberating luxury, unique to the English speaking ethnicities of the world. The creation of language values are bolted home by use, and not pedantic censorship. H. Westfold’s analysis of the word cohort just about
got a cigar, but for the record it was a body of 500 to 600 men; or three maniples, each consisting of two centuries. Ten cohorts constituted one legion. Your correspondent should refrain from charging at windmills and enjoy the magic of expression. George Scott Slater, Berhampore
Monday July 28, 2014
Colombians celebrate independence By Sam Duff The local Colombian community gathered together for a party last week to celebrate their nation’s independence. Event organiser Anayibi Loboa, who lives in Miramar, says she is proud to be a Colombian New Zealander. “People think Colombia is all about drugs and it’s sad because that is the minority,” she says. “We’re more than that.”
Anayaibi says Colombia became an independent country on July 20, 1810. She says more than 160 people packed The Grand bar on Courtenay Place to listen to band C-26, watch Colombian dancers and eat traditional food such as empanadas and pamales. “The event was amazing,” she says. “I could not believe how many people were here.”
Cheers for all the years By Sam Duff Members of Cook Strait Toastmasters will raise a glass to 25 years of good speeches next month. The only remaining original member, George Wilkinson, says the club is inviting past and present members to a celebratory dinner on August 8. “When I started there were only two clubs in Wellington,” he says. “There were five other clubs when Cook Strait started and now there are 38.” He says the club started out in Lyall Bay and he has seen many interesting people come through during the years. “It’s fascinating for me to see people change and conquer that fear (of public speaking). “We had a woman a few years ago who broke into tears every time but now she’s fine.” The Cook Strait Toastmasters gather once a fortnight in Kilbirnie to practice their public speaking skills. “Everybody has a story to tell,” he says. George says topics range from week
FIESTA: Colombian dancers with home-made outfits entertain the crowd. PROUD OH PROUD: Event organiser Anayibi Loboa is proud to be a Colombian New Zealander.
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As a former Podiatrist, Alison combines her knowledge of movement with her love of music and dance, to create a unique and effective Zumba experience. Of course there are the expected cardio effects, improved flexibility, balance and tone but Alison has noticed the positive effects on mental well-being too, with her clients reporting they are more self-confident and feel less stressed and anxious. One case in particular was a woman with limited movement after suffering a stroke, “I could see her in class, even though she was barely moving you could see her dancing. Then she came up to me, and she said ‘that’s the first time I’ve felt alive since my stroke’.” For many of of Alison’s older customers, some of whom are in their 80’s, the social connection, is one of the greatest benefits. One of her “Zumba Gold” groups has started a regular coffee club, so the buzz continues long after the warm-down has finished.
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Kilmarnock Home Manager What’s next on your wish list?
What is your favourite food?
For Kilmarnock Heights Home to gain full Eden registration. To travel to Britain and Europe and New York on the way home in 2016.
I don’t have a favourite food, but I love a great coffee from Chocolate Frog Café or Floyd’s in Island Bay.
What makes you smile? What is your pet hate?
I work at Kilmarnock Heights Home, so every day I get to see the smiles on the faces of the elders here. That’s pretty special. We hear some amazing stories from them.
Clutter, I love a good clean out.
What’s your favourite music?
Your favourite holiday destination?
A good turn-up song in the car.
Fiji, especially when my children were little.
Who would you invite to dinner? Bill Thomas, the founder of the Eden alternative philosophy, an amazing man. He was a true visionary with a passion to change the face of aged care forever.
What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you?
I learnt to quilt some years ago. Whilst being a novice I would love to pick this up again when I have more time on my hands.
Boutique retirement village to grace Newtown Wellington residents can now look at retirement in a boutique village after Ryman Healthcare bought a significant site in Newtown. The 6000m square site was bought from Foodstuffs, and
has frontages on Adelaide Rd and Hanson St. Ryman Healthcare managing director Simon Challies says the new village will include independent a nd ser viced apartments, as well as a rest
home, hospital, and dementia care. Mr Challies believes the southern suburbs are underserviced for retirement village options, and says the boutique village will fi ll a gap in the
market. Mr Challies says that design concepts are being worked on, but is unsure of when construction will start at the moment. Ryman Healthcare has six
other retirement villages in the Wellington region. Statistics NZ estimates that the number of New Zealanders aged 75 and over will triple in the next 30 years.
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FAIRY TALES: Roseneath School students performing at Rita Angus retirement village last week. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
Bringing fairy tales to life By Sam Duff Frogs, kings and princesses were all around at Rita Angus retirement village for a school concert last week. A group of five, six and seven year olds from Roseneath School visited the residents to perform a number of nursery rhymes. Principal John Reynolds says the kids
enjoyed working hard on the putting the show together. “The kid’s grandparents really enjoyed the show so we thought it would be good to visit the people here,” John says. Songs performed by the students included old favourites Humpty Dumpty and Mary had a little Lamb. “The kids love the dressing up too of course.”
It was all smiles for Seatoun resident Elizabeth Wilkes after she won a $10,000 home renovation prize from the Kilbirnie Business Network. Elizabeth says she was shopping at Farmers when she entered the competition and did not expect to win. “It was a nice surprise,” she says. “I just thought it was absolutely amazing.” Elizabeth and her husband have used the prize to renovate an ensuite in their Seatoun home. “My husband thought this was the best thing to spend the money on.” The winner of the prize had to be at the announcement to be able to claim
their prize, Elizabeth says. “Two other people were drawn out before me but luckily I was there.” Kilbirnie Business Network chairman Bruce Welsh says the idea of the competition was to advertise Kilbirnie in a positive way after the Bay Road road-works. “Kilbirnie is still finding it’s hard work to survive retail wise,” Bruce says. He says there was a lot of interest in the competition but it was nice that the winner was an Eastern Suburbs local. The competition was sponsored by a number of local businesses, Bruce says.
By Sam Duff BAT H R O O M SURPRISE: Seatoun resident Elizabeth Wilkes with Kilbirnie Business Network chairman Bruce Welsh. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
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Smashing out an old favourite on your guitar with Davo and Wayne on the drums and keyboard might be your idea of a radical Sunday morning. Musician Andy Maufua is holding a one day course for those dreaming of starting their own cover band. The experienced guitar and keyboard player, who has performed throughout the world, has worked with the likes of Annie Crummer, Aradhna and Jon Stevens. “I have been doing music for most of my life,” he says. “Since I was about seven.” Andy says music continually
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fascinates him and he wants to show others that music can be a profession. “I want people to realise there’s value in playing in a cover band,” he says. “There are actually a lot of successful musicians that started in the cover’s scene.” The course will include a number of experienced musicians talking about starting a band and sharing their own experiences. “It gives them a bit of a heads up on things to be aware of,” Andy says. To find out more about Starting a Cover Band course on August 16 ,visit www.cecwellington.ac.nz.
Inspired by the harbour view LOOKING SOUTH: Owhiro Bay author Pippy McCurdy outside the Island Bay light house. PHOTO CREDIT: 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. The Cook Strait News had one copy of Pippy’s book to give away to one lucky reader that
could answer the following question. What is your favourite Wellington landmark and why? The winner is Grange Gordon from Kilbirnie who inspired the Cook Strait newsroom with the following answer. “My favourite land mark is coming to the over ramp at Ngauranga Gorge on state highway one traveling south. It's the first view of Wellington. It's fantastic to see when you arrive home.”
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Wellington perform well at Basketball champs By Sam Duff Wellington performed well at the recent U15 National Basketball Championships despite missing out on the finals, according to an organiser. Colleen Ross from Wellington Basketball says both the boys and girls teams had a good go in the competition. “T he ga mes were ver y good,” she says. “There were some exceptional games.” The girls’ side placed fifth as opposed to last year’s 19th placing, Colleen says. “It was wonderful. That group of players are very talented and did exceptionally well.” Meanwhile the Wellington boys’ side placed 11th in the competition overall.
“The boys came a little lower than they should have,” Colleen says. “They lost a few crucial games.” Colleen says a visit from Ok lahama City Thunder player Steven Adams went down well with the tournament’s younger players. “All the kids vacuumed towards him,” she says. “That was really nice for all the kids.” “His niece was playing so he came to visit her.” The Tall Blacks also made a guest appearance at the tournament and were inundated with requests for autographs and photographs, Colleen says. The Palmerston North boys’ team and Auckland-Counties girls’ side took out the competition.
RUN DUNK: Wellington girls play Tauranga City girls at the U15 National Basketball Championship. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
Local diver heads to Russia Football mad in the capital
SPLASH: St Catherine’s College pupil Yu Qian Goh has been selected to represent New Zealand in diving at the World Junior Championships in September. A local young diver is planning on splashing into the pool in Russia in September. Yu Qian Goh, 14, is a year nine student at St Catherine’s College and is currently fundraising to go to Penza, Russia to represent New Zealand in diving at the World Junior Championships. Yu, who has been a member of the Diving New Zealand Development Squad since 2011, needs to raise $10,000 for the trip. Diving is mostly a self-funded sport,
she says. She says she has a goal of representing New Zealand at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. At the Diving New Zealand Autumn Champs in May she won both her age group events and made the DNZ qualifying requirement for the FINA World Junior Diving Championship. Visit www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/ YQroadtorussia to find out how you can support Yu get to Russia.
Wellington welcomed football fanatics from throughout the world during the weekend for the Football United Tour. The Wellington Phoenix hosted a double-header against Newcastle United while Sydney FC played West Ham on Saturday. Results for the two games were not available when the Cook Strait News went to print. Speaking before the game acting mayor Justin Lester believed the Phoenix would win their match. “It’s going to be a brilliant day of football and I hope the Phoenix can repeat the heroics they displayed in their outstanding win against West Ham,” he said. “It’s a great opportunity for talented locals like Louis Fenton and Tyler
Boyd to see first-hand how they compare with Newcastle and West Ham. I’m also looking forward to seeing the extra flair and pace on display, and that’s just from Ben Sigmund. Hopefully the Premier League sides can keep up.” Councillor Lester said he expected around 10,000 people from out of town to come to Wellington for the event. “The city’s hotels, restaurants and bars are gearing up for a very busy weekend,” he said. On Friday afternoon there was an official welcome at Midland Park for the four teams. A number of roads surrounding Westpac stadium were closed on Saturday for the matches.
Local cup stacker selected A Wellington College pupil has been selected for the New Zealand Black Stacks team for 2015. The World Sport Stacking Association has announced that Nathan Carter was been named in the
2015 squad. The sport of stacking involves stacking specially made plastic cups in a specific order in as a quick a time as possible. It can be a team or an individual sport.
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