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Baa Ram Ewe By Sam Duff Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is a Miramar woman racing around her backyard dressed as a ram. Corinne Bowie will be dressing up as a ram this October to take part in the Marton Mud Muster and raise money for the Humane Society of New Zealand. The cell phone application creator says she loves taking part in obstacle races and mud runs. Continued on page 2 RUN CHARGE: Corinne Bowie from Miramar plans to take part in the Marton Mud Muster dressed as a ram. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff



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Glam frocks for fashion week Mud, guns and a whole lot of beige is what comes to mind when you think boot camp – not high fashion. Désirée Turner, 27, from Island Bay is currently taking part in a boot camp to prepare for New Zealand Fashion Week at the end of the month. Public relations, styling, casting models and other tips of the trade are all part of the training, Désirée says. “I’m so excited,” she says. “It’s just amazing.” “It’s one of those things that as soon as you decide to be a fashion designer you want to go to fashion week.” Désirée was given special permission to study Fashion

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FASHION STAR: Island Bay resident Désirée Turner has launched a crowd-funding appeal to go to New Zealand Fashion Week.

Design at Massey University when she was just 16. Désirée, who works from home, has created her sixth collection for the show which she has called Character. “I just can’t wait to hear everyone’s responses.” Items in the collection are named after a women from her life, or on-screen characters that she admires. She has named one piece the Anika Shrug after her Nana who was detained in a Prisoner of War camp. “Stories like that just astound me,” she says. “I chose the shrug to be named after her as it was inspired by a beautiful shrug my Nana used to own which

Ramming about Continued from page 1 By Sam Duff “When you’re doing an obstacle race it’s not about the racing, it’s about helping your team get through it,” she says. Corinne says she has convinced her Dad to take part in the October race, his first ever mud run. “He keeps joking about breaking a leg before hand,” Corinne says. Corinne adopted her cat Modem, who weighs 10kg, from the Humane Society about six years ago and she wanted the chance to help the charity out. “I’m big on rescuing animals,” she says. “There’s enough out there that we don’t need all these fancy breeds.”

my sisters and I loved dressing up in as young girls.” Character will be part of the New Generation show as part of New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland on August 26. To participate in New Zealand Fashion Week Désirée must fundraise $5000 herself. “I’m overwhelmed at the enthusiasm and support of my kickstarter backers, who believe in my brand and are keen to see me at Fashion Week.” Désirée has started a Kickstarter campaign which finishes on 15 August, to find out more visit www. desireeclothing/

PLAYING IT UP: Miramar local Corinne Bowie plays with her adopted cat Modem which she got from the Humane Society of New Zealand.

“Modem is just the best. “You come home from a bad day at work and he is there to cheer you up. He makes everything better.” Corinne and her partner run Obstacle Racing New Zealand, a fan site for the sport. “Obstacle racing is getting bigger and bigger every year,” she says. “It’s so much fun. “It’s fun to be a kid again and jump in mud and do things you don’t really do as an adult.” Obstacle racing involves taking part in a run which is scattered by obstacles throughout the route.  To find out how to donate to Corinne’s effort visit cause/mudrun

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Sausage king goes for gold inbriefnews SAUSAGE MAN: Island Bay Butchery owner Don Andrews has his eye on the DEVRO New Zealand Sausage competition supreme award. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

By Sam Duff Venison, lamb, pork or beef – New Zealand’s top sausage makers are getting ready to go head to head and an Island Bay butcher is eyeing up the competition. Don Andrews, owner of the

Island Bay and Strathmore Butcheries, says a win in the Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition would be huge. “It’s all very well having a competition but the public should really be the judge,” he says. Don, who has owned the Island

Bay store for 25 years, says the majority of his sausages are gluten free and basically all meat which makes them such a hit. Even when he works 85 hour weeks, Don says he loves his job. “I like the people contact. We don’t just get locals but we get people from all over the country.” Island Bay Butchery took out the supreme award in the competition in 2012. Last year the store took home a gold medal for its black pudding and a silver prize for its Bavarian pre-cooked sausages. Don says he enjoys eating sausages twice a week, once on a Sunday and once during the week. “The key to cooking our sausages is not to over-cook them,” he says. Don says his best-selling sausage

is the traditional Italian. Entries for the Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition, for which there are 10 categories, close this week. Having been a butcher since he was 19, Don says he is not looking to retire anytime soon. “I would like to play a bit more golf if I could or try and lose a few more balls,” he says. “I’m not very good at the game but I love it. “I could never stop though. Too many old fellas drop dead when they stop.”  Are you a lamb sausage fan or do you prefer venison? Email us at and let us know what you think makes a good sausage.

A century since war’s beginning Last week New Zealanders marked a century since our entry into World War One on August 4, 1914. A 100-gun salute on the Wellington waterfront and a haka by students from Rongotai College in the grounds of Parliament helped to commemorate the occasion. With a population of little more than one million and New Zealand deaths estimated between 16,000 to 18,000, the four year war etched its mark.

About 103,000 New Zealanders participated in the Great War. More than 40,000 were estimated to have been injured. Visit to learn about how New Zealand will commemorate a century since WW1 during the next four years.  Will you be commemorating WWI now or at some point during the next four years? Email us at samduff@wsn. and let us know.

his McFarlane Street home, little did he know this would be for the last time. After a stint in Egypt, Leslie was sent to the shores of Gallipoli, where almost 3,000 New Zealand soldiers were killed. As he and a friend sat in a dugout having their evening meal a shrapnel shell exploded above their heads, ending both of their lives. Leslie Gower is buried in the Lone Pine Cemetery at Anzac Cove in Turkey. He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the British War Medal (1914-1920) and the Victory Medal.

LAST POST: Gunner Leslie Gower was just one of thousands of New Zealanders killed during World War One. PHOTO CREDIT: Supplied by Robert Cameron.

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Permit needed for a picnic? If you plan on having more than 30 people gathering outside, you may soon need a permit. Wellington City Council’s environment committee has agreed to gauge public opinion on a move to start charging people $100 for permits to hold events such as weddings and company picnics in parks, beaches, and reserves. Under the proposal, commercial and private events would also require a $100 application fee to process the necessary permit. Fitness boot camps held in parks and on beaches would also be regulated, and tour group leaders who host tours through public parks and reserves would require a licence.  What do you think? Write to us with your opinion:

A toast to roasts

A local lad’s lost century At the age of just 21 Leslie Gower set off from his Mount Victoria home to take part in a war that killed more than one per cent of New Zealand’s population. Leslie enlisted as a WWI gunner in August 1914, by July of the following year he was dead. The young ironmonger’s assistant was of average height and is described as having blue eyes, flaxen hair and a fair complexion. Leslie embarked on his final journey in October 1914 as he waved goodbye to his parents, Letitia and William, and

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The smell of roast chicken, pork and lamb with the mandatory side of baked potatoes wafted out of kitchens in the eastern suburbs last week in celebration of New Zealand Roast Day. The day was conceived by New Zealand winemakers Selaks. “It’s about getting friends and families together around the dining table and enjoying good food and wine,” says Chef Paul Jobin. This year saw celebrities Shane Cortese, Leah Panapa and Leigh Hart each posting a roast recipe to the Selaks’ website. Visitors could vote for their favorite with Selaks donating $5,000 to the winner’s chosen charity. New Zealand Roast Day is on the first Sunday of August.

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On yah bike for charity By Sam Duff A Miramar woman, who has spent the last two years battling cancer, is on a mission to raise money for charity by doing as many 100km bike rides as she can. Louise Curtis, 43, was diagnosed with a brain lesion in December 2012, this was a misdiagnosis and later she was told she had a brain tumour. “I have been given maybe five years, so I want to make the most of the time I have to do something good and give back to the people who have helped me,” she says. “You have to make the most of the time you have got left and do something to help.”

Louise says she has always enjoyed cycling and used to take part in the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. In November, Louise will travel to Auckland to take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer, a two day 200km race to raise funds for the Cancer Society. She has so far raised $1200 for the event. Louise, who took part in the 101km Marlborough Grape Ride while going through treatment, plans to take part in other 100 km races this year to fundraise for Canteen and the Malaghan Institute. “It’s the only form of exercise I can do comfortably,” she says. Louise, who works at Sport Wellington and as a fitness instructor, gave up her nursing career after being diagnosed. “I didn’t have any symptoms of a

brain tumour at all which is why I was told it was just bad luck,” she says. “When I was first told about it I was, and still am, in disbelief and so are my family.” Louise says her two daughters, aged 12 and 14, try to put on a brave face. “They’re kind of in denial as well, as is my husband.” “My last MRI scan showed things are hopefully okay but we’re not certain.” Louise will take part in 12 hour Canteen fundraiser the Crank on August 15 at Shed 6.

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Lending a helping hand By Sam Duff Cake, fudge and truffles – a group of Lyall Bay School students have been busy in the kitchen preparing to sell their wares to fundraise for a good cause. Grace Bennett, 9, was watching TV when she saw a small boy with shrapnel in his head from a Middle Eastern conflict. She wanted to do something to help out so she rounded up a group of school pals and they quickly got to work. “We’re a bit concerned about war,” Grave says. “It’s good to give money to the

children involved because it’s very sad and I want to make a change in the world.” Grace and her friends made their own home baking to sell at the school last week and also did a fundraiser at the Kilbirnie Salvation Army. “We asked people to bring in stuff and then people can come and buy it.” Grace’s father Simon Bennett says the students had raised about $600 so far. The proceeds from the fundraisers will go to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency which works on relief and development in the Middle East.

RAISING FUNDS: Lyall Bay School student Grace Bennett and her friends have been raising money for the Middle East. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff


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What is your favourite food?

What makes you smile?

Vietnamese and Malay cuisine.

My own naivety.

What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? I was a very poorly behaved student at school.

What is your pet hate?

What’s next on your wish list?

Being told what’s good for me.

To get my golf to a single figure handicap.

Your favourite holiday destination?

Who would you invite to dinner?

London – my son, daughter-in-law, and grandson are there.

Floyd Patterson, Li Bingbing, Joe Cocker and John Steinbeck.

What’s your favourite music? Blues, but I also like a wide range of modern music including Imagine Dragons, the Black Keys, the Heavy and K-pop.

Students take part in quake learning Students from around the country have been learning about volcanic eruptions, erosion and shaky tectonic plates. The Earthquake Commission is celebrating having funded more than 6,000 children to visit Te Papa during the past nine years with its school’s fund. Hugh Cowan from EQC says the schools’ fund helps bring students to the museum specifically for the Awesome Forces education programme.

More than 1,000 students took part in the long-term exhibition this year, he says. It shows how tectonic plates, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and erosion shape our nation and impact its people, Doctor Cowan says. “We focus a lot of our education efforts on school children, who can transfer newly acquired knowledge into their homes and influence family behaviour,” he says.

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Dindin N. Hee - Farah Bella A warm smile and helpful service from owner Geraldine Hee is what greets customers to FarahBella in the heart of Kilbirnie. The store, which specialises in goods from the pacific, has been owned by Geraldine and her husband for the past four months. “I love it,” Geraldine says. “I get to meet so many people and get to make new friends.” Filipino bags, Samoan DVDs and money transfers, flax bags and other unique gift items can be found throughout the store. Geraldine says FarahBella’s speciality is their

Samoan flowers which fly out the door. Even when a certain product is not in stock Geraldine is happy to go above and beyond to source the item. “Our main aim here at FarahBella is to give the customer’s what they want.” • Visit FarahBella on 7 Coutts Street in Kilbirnie or go to their Facebook page to learn more. or Contact Dindin on Ph 3878703 or Mob 0223088309

Tracy Burke - SnoreGO With more than 30 years experience as a dental technician Miramar resident, Tracy Burke says she enjoys working with her hands. Tracy, who makes teeth on behalf of dentists, is making a new appliance called SnoreGo to reduce the annoyance that comes from a partner snoring. For a snore device made in New Zealand Tracy says, “I found that there was a gap in the market for a simple and comfortable snore device”. SnoreGo, could be set to save marriages throughout Wellington.

On top of her busy day to day life Tracy balances her role as the President of the New Zealand Institute of Dental Technology with her hobby of jewellery making. Tracy is also an expert at making laminated sports mouth guards for high contact and can make sleep apnoea appliances on referral from GPs or specialists. • To find out more about SnoreGo or one of Tracy’s other products then contact her on 0800 467 667.

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Carolina and Carmen Cabrera - World’s Delights Sisters Carolina and Carmen Cabrera are combining their eye for detail, passion for baking and love of children to Kilbirnie. Worlds Delights specialise in children’s birthday parties and baking sweet treats such as cupcakes and cakes. The children’s paradise is run by Carmen Cabrera, with her sister Carolina jumping on board to help out. The sisters have a special indoor playground and dream party room. Carmen says her love of children, colour and using her imagination makes Worlds Delights a great little place. Parents are welcome to approach her with

any ideas and she will then design and cater a birthday party to match, from Lego to princess themes. Worlds Delights on Bay Road in Kilbirnie is open Monday to Saturdays with flexible options on Sundays. Carmen will be holding special school holiday cupcake making workshops for 5 children or more at a cost of $15 a child. The day will run from 9am till 12pm, contact Carmen to book. • For more information about having a free consultation with Carmen head to

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Lighting up the Capital

BOOK FINALISTS: Miramar men Peter Alsop and Gary Stewart’s book about the glory days of New Zealand advertising is a finalist in the New Zealand Post Book Awards. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Ad men meet book awards By Sam Duff A nice glass of Pinot Gris will be the celebration of choice for a pair of Miramar authors if they take home an award at the New Zealand Post Book Awards this month. Peter Alsop and Gary Stewart’s book Promoting Prosperity, about the early days of New Zealand advertising, is a finalist in the illustrated non-fiction section. “It’s always nice to be noticed,” Gary says. “It feels good.” Peter says he has already won in a way. “My four year old son recognised the book on a poster,” Peter says. “I dare say if we won we would

find a glass of something and celebrate with a nice meal.” The pair would often enjoy a bottle of Pinot Gris as they spent nights and weekends putting the book together for the best part of a year, Gary says. “This is our second book together and we’re still talking,” he says. Peter, whose background is in economics and policy, says he has spent years collecting images of old New Zealand advertising for the book. “We started the project when we thought there was a missing chapter in New Zealand art history,” Peter says. Gary says coming from a design background he enjoys beautiful things.

Peter says his favourite ad in the book is from the 1950s and called Auckland 2000 for a building supplies company. “It’s slick,” he says. “It’s groovy. It has stood the test of time. “To me that is still an appealing image today.” The pair were finalists in the competition last year for their first book Selling the Dream, about the art of early New Zealand tourism. “If you look at the early tourism stuff, that was transformational for our nation,” Peter says. The winner of the New Zealand Post Book of the Year, along with the category winners, will be announced at a ceremony on August 27.

Shining bright lights are set to make their mark on Wellington’s night skies as the annual LUX Festival hits the capital this month. Despite being held during last year’s major storm the festival still managed to attract 15,000 Wellingtonians, according to organisers. For nine nights from August 22 till 31 spectators can start-off at the TSB Arena, wander along the waterfront to the Opera House and down Eva Street. LUX is free of charge and will feature 32 local and international artists. Festival founder Chris Bennewith says he is hoping for at least 50,000 people to make it around the trail this year. “The light trail will be an eclectic mix of sound, light and form to

captivate visitors of all ages,” he says. Artist Johnson Witehira’s Te Aho ō tātou Tupuna gives the festival a Maori twist with his representation of Wellington’s ancestors. Other highlights include Marcus McShane’s Unfinished Business which features gigantic animations. Guided tours will be available which include a dinner at a Wellington On a Plate restaurant. Local cafes and businesses such as the Wellington Chocolate Factory and Fix and Fogg will feature along the route with special treats. Massey University and Wellington City Council are sponsors of the festival. The 2014 LUX Festival will run from August 22 till 31 between 6pm and 11pm.

BRIGHT NIGHT: The 2013 LUX Festival illuminates the Wellington waterfront. PHOTO CREDIT: LUX Festival

Evans Bay Intermediate School is....


From left: Lufi Lene, Kitana Tawera-Waaka, Luther Maxwell, Lusi Abernethy

Evans Bay Intermediate School Maori and Pacific student leaders are taking over the leadership of the parent meetings. Research tells us that a critically important factor in raising student achievement, is in engaging with families. The more that families are engaged with their child’s school, the more likely that child is of having success in their learning. Like everywhere around the country right now, the majority of students who are below where they should be are either Maori or Pacific students. EBIS has decided to take a new approach to getting parents engaged with the School. This week sees the Maori Hui being led by two Maori student

leaders, Luther Maxwell and Kitana Tawera-Waaka and the Pasifika Fono being led by two Pasifika student leaders, Lufi Lene and Lusi Abernethy. “These students are top students and they will do a wonderful job leading these meetings. The meetings will still give parents a forum to ask questions but they will also see students presenting information too. I believe that this will see attendance at these meetings improve. Our staff and board are passionate about lifting the achievement of our underachieving students. If this is successful then I believe we will see that translate into student achievement.” Principal Wendy Esera concluded.



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

Question: What does marriage mean to you?

Ruby Anderson, Island Bay “Just two people who love each other and want to merge their lives together.”


Develd Kees, Newtown “I’m married. Company is very important when you get older. We have been together for 35 years and married for two.”

Peter Colgate, Kilbirnie “Marriage means to me the unity of a sacred ceremony which involves the wedding of a bride and a groom through Christian bondage and eternal friendship.”

to the editor

Naysayers stopping progress Dear Ed, I think it is silly not going ahead with the flyover. No matter what you would do to improve there will always be someone stopping progress. Even if you build a second tunnel they will find something to moan about so you would not get ahead with progress. Diane Cameron, Miramar

Questioning the cycle lanes

Dear Ed, So sorry to read the latest Cook Strait News regarding the cycle lanes. One of the paragraphs stated ‘Andy Foster says council are determined to make the city more cycle friendly’. We know Celia is pushing for this and wants to start at Shorland Park in Island Bay using the kerb where vehicles park outside their properties, but we would like to know: 1. Have NZTA been advise she is chang-

Amber De Gregorio, Island Bay “Marriage means to me committing to someone you love and trust for the rest of your life.”

Paul Dando, Palmerston North “Well heaps really because we just got married three years ago. This is my second marriage and her first.”

Nick Tattersall, Newtown “Utmost loyalty. If you’re not married, so to speak, you’re not quite at that level of loyalty.”

continued on pg 9 ing the left hand road rule (no passing on the inside)? 2. Wellington isn’t cycle friendly (roads too narrow). 3. Motorists have to sit a licence to operate a vehicle on the road (any vehicle with tyres using road). 4. Plus they have to pay for insurance, road user charges, registration and warrant of fitness to keep vehicles on the road. 5. They, Celia and Andy, want to spend a lot of money to take over said roads that we as motorists have to pay for. They will pay

nothing, they don’t know road rules, have no Insurance etc. Maybe if we had a caring council the money could be spent settling the two Kingston homes and letting them get on with their lives, after all it’s our rate payer money. Oh and by the way, would we be allowed to sue the council for all the accidents and the waste of money when this proves to be too dangerous? B Patterson, Island Bay

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The founder of the iconic Wellington bookstore ‘Arty Bees’ is enjoying his retirement at Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore, while his daughter continues to head the family business. Robert ‘Bob’ Thompson Burch, 91, is well known for the successful second hand bookstore ‘Arty Bees’. In fact the store, named after the acronym of his initials RTB, has held a prominent place in Wellington’s shopping scene for more than 25 years. But it’s not just books that have made Bob’s life interesting. Despite suffering from Polio as a small child, and later loosing his foot, Bob didn’t let anything get in his way of becoming a flying instructor in the New Zealand Air Force in World War II. “They didn’t want to let me in at first because of my disability” says Bob. “But I managed to convince them to let me have a go and they gave me a job. From then on flying was a big passion of mine.”

Bob went on to become an accountant, and then, after being made redundant in his 60s, he decided to take a different outlook on book keeping. He fondly recalls his decision to take up the challenge of buying and selling books in his ‘retirement’ years. “I took the plunge and bought the business. I’d always been a fan of second hand book shops and when the opportunity arose to buy one I thought it was a perfect opportunity to fill a gap in the market. “I never imagined that it would become the largest shop in Wellington, stocking over 130,000 titles including my own memoir. I can honestly say that I have achieved my dream!” says Bob. It wasn’t until his 80th birthday that Bob decided it was finally time to retire from the book business and just enjoy his retirement. “I enjoyed many wonderful years growing the business and working closely with my staff. When the time came to retire I was delighted when my eldest daughter, Pippa, accepted an invitation to join the company. She has done a wonderful job of growing the business as my health has deteriorated.” Today Bob is enjoying life at Enliven’s Kilmanock Heights Home. A keen opera singer in his younger years, he continues to enjoy music and singing, but especially enjoys day trips out in Wellington to important places from his past. “Life here is pretty good and the people are great. I love seeing how the city has changed in recent years. The other residents and I often reminisce about days gone by.”  Bob’s memoir is available from Arty Bees on Manners Street. For more information about Bob’s new home Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home, give them a call on (04) 380 2034.

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Funny red noses for serious cause Over 400 schools around New Zealand have signed up to raise money for this year’s Red Nose Day. Schools will be baking, building, creating and competing in sporting challenges to raise money for the appeal. The day raises money for the Cure Kids


charity which funds research into cures and better treatments for childhood illnesses. Red noses and other Red Nose Day merchandise are available online and at selected shops throughout the month. An app is also available, which allows users to put a digital red nose on their photos.

Cure Kids CEO Vicki Lee says the app is to make sure ‘everyone has fun’ while getting behind the cause.  The app can be downloaded by texting NOSE to 933 and donating $3. Red Nose Day is on the August 22.

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Yay for cycleways

Dear Ed, Safe cycleways through the suburbs are a great use of rate payer’s money. They help make suburbs safer and friendlier. You can stop when you are on a bike to shop or talk to people you meet. They are a great way to encourage people to leave the car at home for short trips and young people can cycle safely to community facilities. Stephen Coppard, Island Bay

Those darned sandy lines

Dear Ed, I’m grateful for some elucidation by Mr Slater (Aug 4) arising from the letters of July 26 and 19, and ditto from Atticala, about literal lines in the sand which probably account for the metaphorical use. Those two correspondents evidently know a good deal about ancient history, and/or have reference sources which I have not. I have put most of my reference books into storage, and have no home computer to Google anything. As Mr Slater says, we shall never be able to trace the metaphor with certainty to just who coined it, from which literal instance. As for his comment on my allusion to an old 1920s song revived by the crooner Pat Boone in 1956, I heartily agree with the implication. Pat Boone’s image of sweetness and goodness was vomit-making, especially when he was, at age 30, still playing teenage roles! H Westfold, Miramar (abridged)

Who actually cycles?

Dear Ed, honestly, how many people actually cycle to work from Island Bay? Do we really know and I’m not talking about

grandiose figures here proponents may tout. Now contrast this small number with the thousands who commute by bus, car, drive trucks etc to work, school, the shops etc? I am a cyclist but I have more sense than to take on Wellington traffic in our proverbially very narrow, hilly and twisting streets. This is not Holland where it’s flat and the whole landscape and society is geared towards cycling. This is Wellington, a congested and concentrated city where thousands upon thousands of commuters enter and leave the city each work day. We need to be sensible. Please! Kiwis from outside Wellington all say how difficult they find it to drive in our cramped streets. If a tiny minority of people choose to risk life and limb on a flimsy bike in Wellington’s streets and burgeoning arterial routes, why do they demand our roads become even ridiculously narrower, car parks disappear, inflicting their demands on thousands so they can feel safer riding to work on a cycle lane? Can they not see they cannot make Wellington into Holland? If people are that dedicated to riding to work, why not live in the Hutt Valley, Christchurch, Blenheim or any other physical environment that naturally supports cycling needs? We must be sensible and deal with reality rather than having regrettable decisions forced on us by a few ideologues. Jocelyn Wilson, Island Bay (abridged)

Flyover was a bad proposal Dear Ed, no-one should be surprised that the Basin Reserve Flyover was declined, for four reasons. The proposal was a fail, it was presented poorly, defenders of the Basin Reserve were well organised, and

the board of enquiry correctly weighed up the costs and benefits. Opposition to the flyover was not just from nimbys, with 76 percent of submissions coming from outside Mt Victoria. No funding from the City Council was sought or made, just old-fashioned community fund-raising and a mountain of voluntary work. Sometimes David beats Goliath. The Basin Flyover was a stale idea that has rightly been binned. It’s time for 21st century thinking such as the affordable and attractive Richard Reid plan. Patrick Morgan, Newtown

Happy with local cafe Dear Ed, your Columbus Cafe feature (advertorial) in the current issue of Cook Strait News records a new chapter in this John Street retail development. What this café really has is a high visibility location. Unlike other hole-in-corner cafes in Newtown you can see right inside it as you walk past, or wait to cross at the intersection. In mid-morning the sun streams in the floor length windows. Of course it is close to the Te Whaea theatre in Hutchinson Street which might account for the high proportion of younger customers. It certainly seems to have provided the Countdown Store with a ‘welcome, come on in’ vibe because you pass it on your way in to the supermarket escalator. The signs outside look intriguing. What constitutes a paleo breakfast, one wonders? It also makes me wonder why you never seem to see a café close to the entrance of a Pak ‘n Save supermarket. There must be a lot to be said for being able to have a spontaneous coffee or tea on the way in or out as you do your supermarket shopping,


or just to have a relaxing breather. Of course there is also a very popular sushi bar on the ground floor nearby but you are less likely to notice it from the street. The Columbus café would be a textbook example of the advantages of a high visibility location. Christine Swift, Island Bay

Move away from cars

Dear Ed, thankfully the flyover has been rejected. The main thrust for the flyover, and many other road projects in Wellington, has come from the grandiose airport master plan. The flyover has been aimed at getting support from the suburbs in the Hutt Valley and Porirua/Kapiti to further that plan. Now hopefully Wellington can move on to try for a real transition to a sustainable transport system. The decision has been a victory for Wellington City, contrary to opinions expressed by some letter writers (Aug 4). They rightly note the congestion during rush hour but fail to acknowledge the minimal amount of time the flyover plan would save, or that outside of rush hour it’s not bad at all. There will always be congestion as long as we insist in moving around in individual motor cars. Tony Sutcliffe’s memory of basin traffic planning goes back 40 years he says, but that was just the time it became evident that we needed to move away from the dominance of the motor car. Has he been trying to hide from that for the last 40 years? Richard Keller, Kilbirnie  Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.


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DRAMA QUEEN: Actress Deborah Eve Rea stands outside the Island Bay Community Centre where she teaches drama classes. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Meet the locals: Deb lights up the big screen By Sam Duff From Sensing Murder and Shortland Street to independent films, Island Bay actress Deborah Eve Rea enjoys stepping in front of the camera. The Toi Whakaari drama school graduate says she has been acting since she was a girl and is currently starring in an independent film and her own one woman show. Deborah says she finds people fascinating which is why she wanted to become an actress. “I like to learn about why people do things and that’s at the heart of acting, whether it’s playing someone that works in a café or someone that has committed a violent crime,” she says.

Jake, an independent film that was filmed six years ago in Auckland, is currently screening for a limited time at Paramount. “It’s weird,” she says. “I have six years of experience that I didn’t have then.” Deborah says she plays Tatiana, a character that is tied up to a chair for the majority of the film. “She was so much fun to play because she’s quite a rough westie girl,” Deborah says. “She’s not like me at all. She’s quite outrageous.” Deborah says her time on Shortland Street playing a night club hostess was fun, except for a sprained ankle after being told to pretend to be drunk and run down stairs in high heels. “The worst thing you can do

is injure yourself on Shortland Street because when you go to a real hospital you get lots of jokes about why you couldn’t have just stayed there.” As well as acting Deborah, who grew up in Auckland, is putting together a production for kids that take part in her drama classes. Deborah has already taken her one woman Take Back the Hood show to Dunedin and Palmerston North and now it will debut in Wellington next week, she says. The show features a modern Little Red Riding Hood with a key board, Deborah says.  To find out more about Take Back the Hood go to www.

PLASTIC FUN: The Wellington Warlords hosted a war gaming convention last weekend in Kilbirnie. PHOTO CREDIT: John Hutton.

Playing with toy soldiers By Josh Riddiford Cook Strait News Intern Many small boys will recall fighting great battles with toy soldiers, imagining himself as a general, surveying the battle field of the lounge room. Last weekend war gamers from throughout Wellington piled in to St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie to do battle with toy soldiers in the annual Call to Arms war gaming convention hosted by the Wellington Warlords. War gaming involves using toy soldiers in a recreated historical or modern battle or fantasy scenario. After the roll of the dice players strategise how best to use their position. Veteran war gamer John Hutton says war gaming is like combining Chess and Risk. “The main thing is to have fun, roll dice, out think your enemy and laugh at your own mistakes along the way,” he says.

The hobby captures the imagination of some people at a young age and Wellington Warlords President Michail Woolf remembers precisely when his fascination began. “I started war gaming when I was 15,” Michail says. “I was watching Spot On and there was a display game happening in the show which made me interested in finding out more about war gaming.” “I found a club in my home town of Nelson. I joined the Warlords in 1996 when I moved to Wellington”. Michail says there are different aspects to war gaming such as the historical element and the strategy side which may interest potential players. “There is also the factor of Science fiction and fantasy games for, example Star Wars, War hammer 40K and Lord of the Rings,” he says.  For more information visit the Wellington Warlords website at

New space for Scout group Weekends, nights and spare moments spent lugging wood, painting and polishing came to an end for Brooklyn Scouts last week as they celebrated the opening of their new den space. More than 30 local Scouts g a t h e r e d fo r t h e o p e n ing of the basement along with Scout leaders, and local politicians, says group leader Gavin McGlashan. He says the basement area will be used as additional meeting space for the growing Brooklyn Scout group and their newly formed Venturer unit. Gavin says the building project was exciting for the group. “There was the exciting discovery of the time capsule,” he says. “It was certainly an intense tea m building exercise.” More t ha n $ 30,0 0 0 was fundraised by the Brookly n Scouts to upg rade their 1930s era building, which began in late 2011. Gavin says many of the Youth got involved in the building work. “One girl Harriet was under


Rolling green hills RIBBON CUT: Scout’s regional development manager Ruth Mahy (centre) is joined by local Scouts Thomas and Harriet to cut the ribbon. PHOTO CREDIT: Venturer unit member Emerald McGlashan.

the building shifting piles over many weekends,” he says. The Scout group did not abandon the building despite the need for re-piling and the installation of steel beams. Parents Rex Collet and Terry Poll headed the effort to

spend hours replacing the beams under the guidance of a local engineer, Gavin says. Scout Thomas Hughes says after 18 months of hard slog the group can relax and admire their hard work

The hills will be alive with the sound of music as the von Trapp family visit Wellington’s St James Theatre next month. A limited season of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian’s stage version of the Sound of Music will kick-off on September 12 and Cook Strait News have a double pass to give away to celebrate. Producer James Cundall says he is thrilled to have found an outstanding cast of Kiwi kids to play the von Trapp children. “It give these children the opportunity of a lifetime to star in an international production, and

New Zealand audiences will be astounded at the quality of their performances,” he says. ”It’s wonderful that New Zealand audiences will see a production of this quality which has entertained so many people at the London Palladium.”  Email with why you deserve to win the tickets and you will go in the draw to win. Visit to learn more about the Sound of Music at the St James Theatre. PHOTO:

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Cold Sores or Herpes Simplex Cold sores are a common health condition which can be painful but are generally more often annoying and embarrassing for those who get them. They are not life threatening but are certainly treatable and manageable. Often the cold sores appear at the worst times – for instance when you have a special event planned and cold sores are the last thing that you want to worry about. We are all exposed to the cold sores virus but not all of us will experience an outbreak of cold sores. Those who do, usually get repeated attacks. Our first exposure to the virus is most likely in childhood. It tends to stay in our bodies, doing nothing until later in life when

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Sport tops in Melbourne Rd running, was recently named in the New Zealand Secondary School’s cross country team. “I was very excited because I get to go overseas and I have never been overseas before,” she says. The Wellington East student will travel to Albany, Australia at the end of the month to take part in the Cross Country Fields Competition. Despite her running success, Kelsey says she would like to study Criminology and Psychology at University. Kelsey’s training partner is also her neighbour Ruby Leverington, who recently made it into the top 20 at the New Zealand Cross Country Champs. The Samuel Marsden Collegiate School pupil is also a keen rower. “We can’t go out on the water very much so we do lots of running,” Ruby says. “The running helps me with the fitness tests.” In turn Ruby has recently set several personal best times in running thanks to rowing. Kelsey’s younger sister Elise Forman, who goes to Wellington

By Sam Duff Move over Ramsay Street, the residents of Melbourne Road in Island Bay are showing how good neighbours become good friends – through sport. The Island Bay Street is home to a number of up and coming young athletes, from cross country to rowing. Phoebe Edwards, 16, Ruby Leverington, 14, Kelsey Forman, 16, and Elise Forman, 15, live in adjoining houses and all are topping their respective sports. Phoebe, who attends Wellington East Girls’ College, has her eyes set on going to Tokyo in 2020 for the Olympics. “I’m quite competitive,” she says. “It would be really fun and if I had an interview I would name all these guys.” The track and field star won two awards at the recent Wellington Athletics Sports Awards. “I like winning competitions rather than getting awards.” Phoebe says the girls are quite competitive amongst each other. Kelsey Forman down the road, who is making her mark in

GOOD NEIGHBOURS: Melbourne Road in Island Bay is home to up and coming athletes Elise Forman, 15, Phoebe Edwards, 16, Ruby Leverington, 14, and Kelsey Forman, 16. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

High School, is following in her older sister’s footsteps after a good performance at the Wellington Athletics Regionals where she came first in the hurdles. Elise also came third in the hur-

dles at the North Island Athletics Champs. Her aim is to go to the Oceania Athletics Champs in New Caledonia next year. Phoebe says she moved to the

Running on the blog By Sam Duff Steep hills, blistering gales and sporadic lashings of rain make Wellington an interesting place for those escaping the office at lunch time for a quick jog. Hataitai local Gareth Thomas enjoys stepping out from behind his computer and strapping on his green running shoes and now he is documenting some of his adventures. Gareth, who works for Weta Digital, has started a blog to share his passion for running. “I enjoy the freedom and being able to get out and get exercise plus you get to see the outdoors,” he says. “It’s a pretty stunning area around here so there’s always some where to explore.” The former chef says he

started running 10 years ago when a friend encouraged him to give it a go. “Running is just my vent,” he says. Gareth took part in the Wellington Marathon earlier in the year coming in 45th place with a time of 3 hours 18 minutes. “Entering races is a good way to motivate your body and a good way to challenge yourself.” He is currently training for the 100km Tarawera Ultra Marathon which will be held in February 2015. “I think I will be pretty knacker afterwards.”  To keep up to date with Gareth’s running journey visit author/gaztom77/


STRETCHING UP: Keen runner Gareth Thomas stretches on Lyall Bay beach before going for a jog. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Poneke bring home Hardham Cup It was celebrations and a blur of red for the Poneke rugby club last week when they won the Hardham Cup for 2014. More than 2000 supporters showed up to a muddy Hutt Recreation Ground on Sunday August 3 to watch Poneke defeat Northern United from Porirua. After a good start for Norths, Poneke fought back and put up an outstanding defence. Poneke halfback Edwin Ainley’s quick thinking after a penalty led to him scoring the

only try of the match. At the 20 minute mark Poneke led 7-5 to Norths who started to lose their grip on the cup they held. It was disappointment for the reds as left wing James Solomon passed to fullback Tauasosi Tuimavave and their joint push towards the try line was scuttled. It was another three points on the board for Poneke as Ainley kicked a penalty. As the clock ticked into its 30th minute Norths missed a

near try as second five Konelio Feaunati was taken down near they try line. Poneke led Norths 10-6 lead at halftime. Poor discipline and bad decisions led to a bad second half for Norths as they watched the Hardham Cup slip away Poneke’s strong defence stood up to Norths attempts to get to the try line. As the blue’s Jackson GardenBachop made a run for it he was let down by a lack of support.

neighbourhood when she was seven and the girls all became great mates. “We’re just like a big happy family,” Phoebe says.

Norths would have been disappointed in reserve back Perofeta Silva who was yellow carded for fighting. Ainley was the clear star of the match, scoring all 19 points for his side’s win. Poneke captain Galu Taufale is pleased with the result and being able to bring home the cup which the side last won in 2012. “It was a tough game out there against Norths, but we really stood up today on defence and I’m proud of the boys,” he says.


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