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World at his finger tips By Sam Duff A Rongotai College student will hold a country in the palm of his hands as he heads to the Hague Model United Nations in the Netherlands. Miramar local Micah Hill-Smith, 17, will travel to New York, Brussels, Amsterdam, the Hague, Geneva and Berlin in January to take part in the annual event. “It’s incredibly exciting to be selected,” Micah says. Continued on page 2


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Micah globally selected Continued from page 1 By Sam Duff “I love learning about the world and understanding how stuff works.” The year 13 student is one of 22 secondary school students from around the country representing New Zealand on the 18 day trip. “New York will be pretty incredible,” he says. “I get to go with an amazing group of people and I will learn a lot. “The conference itself will be a great opportunity to meet other amazing young people from around the world.” The students will be given a country to represent and debate on behalf of - in the past Micah has represented the United States, Russia and Iran. “We will research the countries’ foreign policy and learn about its’ perspective on issues,” he says. Micah says the students will meet officials and possibly Helen Clark, the head of the United Nations Development Sam Duff

Programme, if she has time. In the last school holidays Micah led a Rongotai College delegation of six to the New Zealand Model United Nations in Wellington. Micah says he has been involved in the model United Nations for several years after going to a Wellington event. “It develops an incredible understanding of how the world works.” He says his debate and communication skills have benefitted from being involved in the model United Nations. When he leaves school at the end of the year Micah says he would like to study Law and Arts majoring in International Relations in either Wellington or Auckland.

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Future of wind needle in balance The future of the Wellington wind needle in Evans Bay is up for discussion after it was struck by lightning two weeks ago. The sculpture, which was erected in 2003, has been tied down and fenced off by the council until a decision is made on its future. Richard MacLean from Wellington City Council says the council are waiting for Christchurch based artist Phil

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SCULPTURE DISCUSSED: Wellington’s wind needle in Evan’s Bay was struck by lightning two weeks ago. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Charcuterie restaurant Big Bad Wolf on Wakefield Street has won the best new producer award at the MiNDFOOD Producer Awards. The cured meat specialists were just one of five regional winners for the Wellington On a Plate event. Head Judge Michael McHugh said this year’s judging was made more challenging due to an increase in the number of high quality entries.

Diamond smiles for anniversary The year was 1954, Sidney Holland was Prime Minister, Bob Charles won the New Zealand Golf Open, the Queen came for a visit, and in August Terry and Jean Bannister got married. As they prepare to celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary with family and friends 60 years later the Lyall Bay couple still share a laugh and make each other smile. Terry, who worked for the weather service for many years, says the

pair met when they both lived in Waitara in Taranaki. “There were only 2,000 people in Waitara in those days so if you take that down to people between 15 and 20 you will see why we met,” he says. “I thought she was a funny little mouse-haired thing. She was a cheery little thing.” Before marrying, Terry was stationed in Campbell Island for his job and the couple had to spend a year apart. “I used to go to a girlfriend’s place so we could talk on the

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nothing you can do.” Bridget’s mother Judy, a former school teacher, is currently in the last stages of the disease. “She can’t feed herself,” Bridget says. “My Dad thought she was dying last week but not this week.” With two brothers carrying the gene, Bridget says her and her husband, film director Jeff McDonald, wanted to have

children via IVF to avoid passing it on. There oldest son, now aged 10, was conceived by accident and has a 50 per cent chance of carrying the disease. “So Jeff will see me die of it and he will potentially see our son die of it,” Bridget says. Jeff says their son will find out for himself when he is older and they try to keep a positive outlook on it.

Life on the big screen Film makers above, Jeff McDonald and Bridget Lyon, have made a film about people living with Huntington’s disease. The Inheritance was scheduled for two screenings at the New Zealand Film Festival and due it its popularity was shown another two times. “We took a big negative in our lives and turned it into something positive,” Jeff says. “It’s really honest,” Bridget says. “We

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THE INHERITANCE: Island Bay couple Jeff McDonald and Bridget Lyon have made a film about Huntington’s disease. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

go to people and ask them how they deal with it.” “What we wanted to say was this is what happens and it’s horrible but if people see it they can cope with it.” The couple are now trying to have the film broadcast on television and released in cinemas. “What has been interesting is the reaction we have had after showing the film,” Jeff

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Newtown icon celebrates 100 years By Sam Duff If walls could talk then a historic Newtown building, which is turning 100, would certainly have a story to tell. The Newtown Community and Cultural Centre building, on the corner of Colombo and Rintoul Streets, will hold a birthday bash to celebrate a century of standing in February. Co-ordinater Anna Porter says the community centre is keen for anybody who has been involved in the centre to come forward and share stories, photos and documents of its’ past. A visual timeline, a birthday cake, and a musical wrap-up of the past 100 years of Newtown life are in the pipe line, she says. Anna, who has worked at the centre for seven years, says she loves her job and getting to know the locals. “Over the years we have gotten to know people who visit us that we would not have met otherwise,” she says. “We like to think of ourselves as a warm and welcoming place that’s inclusive of all walks of life from Newtown and the wider community.” The building was designed by architect William Gray Young who was also behind the Wellington railway station and Weir House at

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Whitebait or something seafood related, love the kaimoana!

What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? My Nana’s engagement ring; I’m quite sentimental like that and also really interested in our family history.

I’m inspired by people who are really dedicated to what they are doing. I have found that if you put enough energy into something, understand it, and enjoy the time you spend working on it – then it will be a success, no matter what it is. That’s what attracted me to working on the Miramar BID – I’m surrounded by dedicated and passionate people.

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I’m really excited about being involved in the Miramar BID and seeing it develop and grow. I would also like to and to learn how to master baking the perfect sponge cake.

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That’s a good question – if it was my last $100, I would try to spend it on something that would make $200 and keep growing from there!

I can play the Clarinet. It certainly wasn’t cool in high school, however everyone has to have a special skill.

Who would you love to have a meal with? I would love to have a meal with Sir Andrew Russell who worked his way up the ranks of the NZ Army to become Major General during WWI. Russell was completely dedicated to his division during the war and to the RNZRSA after the war. The training of his men was to such a high calibre that the vital skills they learned were applied to life in NZ after the war. Russell is considered by many to be a major contributor to the culture we still have in NZ of being resilient and not being afraid to be on the front-line.

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 Cycling by the numbers:

A web-based survey on cycling was emailed to 603 Wellingtonians between April and May. More than 75% of respondents support the development of cycleways. 9% of respondents cycle to work and 22% said they would prefer to. 55% of city residents are unwilling to tolerate the removal of parking on both sides if the street.

Golden tamarin dies at zoo A golden lion tamarin died at Wellington Zoo last week. The Wellington Zoo Facebook page says they are saddened by the unexpected death of Orolito. The male tamarin was given fluids, glucose, warmth and antibiotics after being found quiet and lethargic. Despite care from Zoo staff, Orolito failed to respond to the treatment. Wellington Zoo says it is waiting on the results of the post mortem to determine the cause of death. As Golden tamarins are social primates, Wellington Zoo says it is closely monitoring Orolito’s mate, Clementine, and will look at finding a new mate for her.

There is strong support for the development of cycleways through local suburbs, according to a Wellington City Council report. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says a newly released report supports the council’s plan to make the city more cycle-friendly and increase the cycle budget. “The research shows concerns about safety and a lack of safe cycling facilities are the main barrier to cycling in Wellington and that substantially more people are likely to go by bike if we make the right kind of improvements,” she says


LOSING A FRIEND: A little golden tamarin at Wellington Zoo is lonely after its mate Orolito (above) died last week.

CYCLE DEBATE: One of the road markings to identify the current cycleway in Island Bay. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Poly festival for local schools Lava-lavas on and perhaps an umu to celebrate – Eight local schools will take part in the 2014 Tu Tangata Festival. The festival, now in its 36th year, is considered the biggest pacific school’s festival in the region. One of the main focuses is to celebrate and embrace Pacific culture through music and dance. Schools including Rongotai College,

St Catherines’ College and St Patrick’s College have begun rigorous practice schedules in preparation. The Wellington East Girls’ poly group were busy practicing when the Cook Strait News popped-in for a visit last week. The Wellington Secondary Schools Tu Tangata Festival will be held on September 23, at the Opera House. The event starts at 7pm.

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“Pepper Pig. My nephews and nieces watch it in the Philippines.”

“I’m a shift worker so I don’t really watch any TV shows these days.”

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Georgia Orme, Kingston “I have got so many. True Detective because it’s different detective show.”

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Cyclists have drivers licenses too Dear Ed, the ‘Get off my road, cyclists!’ attitude of B. Patterson (Aug 11) is as regrettable as the presented arguments are poor. Patterson construes that cyclists don’t know road rules but the vast majority of them have a driver’s license, too.

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Dear Ed, with all respect, anyone who thinks we haven't had enough consultation about the Island Bay cycleway (Section one of the full route to the city) simply hasn't been paying attention. Councillor Paul Eagle was first inviting people to talk to him about the cycleway as far back as February. Since then we have had a further six months of formal council-driven consultation, informal community-driven consultation, public meetings, drop-in sessions and council officers working with individual

It is true that there are black sheep who cycle recklessly, but if they were the reason to ban cycling then every drink driver and boy racer would close the roads to all motorists. Patterson doesn't seem to be all that firm on the road code himself. residents to resolve their specific concerns. There have been multiple opportunities for everybody to have their say and a huge amount of feedback has been generated. People forget that consultation is not a referendum. It is just one part of a process to make sure that councillors are able to make informed decisions within a democratic framework. Surely councillors are now in a position to give a fully-informed ‘yes’ to section one of the cycle way! Regan Dooley, Island Bay

It is perfectly legal to pass on the left if there are multiple lanes going in the same direction and/ or the vehicle being passed is stopped. Both conditions are met by the proposed cycle way. If drivers had an inherent right to

the roads because they are the only ones paying for them, why didn’t the cost of driving skyrocket with the Government’s multi-billion dollar infrastructure plan? I may slow drivers down for a few seconds some times, but then I am one less car in front of them

in the congestion or in the hunt for parking. In the end, the real problem is people with an us-against-themattitude who are not willing to share common space. Hinrich Schaefer, Owhiro Bay

near the kerb. Suddenly from some distance behind, two crazy cyclists hurtled up on the left of my car and shot through the intersection while the lights were red. I was horrified as I hadn’t seen them and if the lights had changed, I would have been in the act of turning left myself. I feel that if cyclists want to be taken seriously, then they should

be compelled to have number plates on the backs of their bikes so they can be identified if they flagrantly disregard the rules of the road in this way. The possibility of cycle lanes through Riddiford Street is already a contentious issue with Newtown retailers. Cyclists should not be queering their own pitch in such a way. Christine Swift, Island Bay

space currently for cycling. Perhaps the cycleway could be improved but not redesigned as

proposed. Cristina van Dam, Island Bay

Reckless cyclists

Dear Ed, expanding on B Patterson’s comments on left hand overtaking (Aug 18), I will share with you my experiences this morning. At about 8.18 this morning, I was waiting in my car at the Riddiford/Rintoul Street intersection at the red lights. My car was first in line, and as I was planning a left hand turn into Rintoul Street I was quite

No need for cycleway Dear Ed, I believe that there is no need to develop a cycleway in Island Bay, there is enough



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Let’s look at public transport - Says Mayor By Sam Duff

Wellington needs to focus on better public transport and cycling infrastructure after the flyover was axed by a board of inquiry, says Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. A board of enquiry recently declined consent for a $90 million flyover near the Basin Reserve. “I personally voted against the flyover because the effects on the urban landscape outweigh the time savings,” Mayor Wade-Brown says.

“I’m working with NZTA and Greater Wellington Regional Council on improving public transport as well as aiming to improve cycle infrastructure.” Mayor Wade-Brown says on a recent trip to Europe she saw for herself many examples of how Wellington could improve its transport network. “What was very clear was the range of transport,” she says. “They’re not all the same type.” “I don’t know whether longer buses or higher buses are the best

thing for Wellington but those are the kinds of things we need to be looking at now.” Mayor Wade-Brown says the Buckle Street underpass, which is currently being constructed, will reduce traffic congestion to the basin to some extent.  Will you be ditching the car and jumping onto your bike in your Lycra bike shorts? What does Wellington need to improve its transport infrastructure? Email and let us know.

ZIPPING ROUND: Traffic passes Wellington’s Basin Reserve cricket ground, as seen from Rugby Street. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

LETTERS to the editor

Save the needle? Dear Ed, in my opinion, it's a waste of money to fix the wind needle. Cost versus benefit doesn't warrant it, especially in this economic climate. Katerina Juriss, Seatoun Dear Ed, please save the needle, it is a real Wellington icon and a big part of the wind sculpture walk. Katie Baker, Rongotai

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Dear Ed, Wellington City Council should pay for the fix or further sponsorship from Meridian. Lynette Merry, Seatoun

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Dear Ed, yes, absolutely the Wellington City Council should pay for the wind needle to be fixed. It's an amazing sculpture as are all the wind sculptures along Evans Bay, they are a wonderful celebration of our windy days. I love them. Kaye Keating, Hataitai

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GENEROUS LOCALS: Island Bay resident Ailsa Lipscombe is fundraising to pay for her assistance living dog, Connie.

More than $1400 of generosity has eased some of the pain that Island Bay resident Ailsa Lipscombe lives with every day. The money was raised for assistance dog Connie, who Ailsa needs because she is legally blind, as well as dealing with chronic pain. “I had no idea what to expect, I was aiming for $500 as it’s a nice round number,” Ailsa says. “We received over $1400, I was blown away. It totally surpassed my expectations.” Ailsa set up an awareness stand inside the foyer of New World Wellington City recently and at City Market the next day. ‘Please ask to pet me’ was the message on Connie’s harness, as she lay on a rug beside her owner. “She was in her harness so she knew she was working. We allowed people to pat the dogs this week, which we don’t usually allow,” Ailsa says.

The cost of getting the Labrador retriever is $20,000, a goal Ailsa is still working towards. “I’m currently on $8000, I have another $12,000 to fundraise,” she says. Ailsa, Connie and others around the country fundraised during Assistance Dogs International Week. It was also a good opportunity to raise the profile of Assistance Dogs New Zealand (ADNZ) as a charity, Ailsa says. “It’s important to do more variety of campaigns to reach a more widespread appeal.” Ailsa’s Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is an incurable nerve condition that leaves her in excruciating pain after she damaged her ankle from a fall she had when she was 13.

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Toilet rolls, tins of baked beans, cornflakes and more were flooding out of Curves in Kilbirnie last week for a fundraiser for the Wellington City Mission. Owner of the gym Lyn Smolenski says she read in the news about a shortage of supplies at the food bank so decided to do something. Members were asked to bring in non-perishable necessities from around the home in the name of community spirit. “We try to give back,” Lyn says. “We’re always doing different things for the community.” All up six crates of items were handed over to the food bank to keep them stocked up during the winter months.


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Here for a good time, not a long time – could be the motto of stage lothario Don Giovanni. The legendary seducerer of 2065 lovers will step into Wellington’s St James Theatre this October to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The popular play tells the story of Don Giovanni, a lecherous nobleman who attempts to seduce any female that crosses his path. As the number of his scorned lovers grows his fate is sealed as he murders the Father of one of his flings. Competition The Cook Strait News has two areserve tickets to New Zealand Opera’s production of Don Giovanni to giveaway. Email your name, suburb and answer to the following question to samduff@ and you will go in the draw to win. Entries close Thursday 28. How did your partner sweep you off your feet and steal your heart with a romantic gesture?

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Need a new roof? Repairs? Or Spouting? We have been servicing the Wellington area for the past 25 years. Give us a call for a no obligation quote.


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Regular & one off cleaning. Call Vivien for a free quote. 471 2588 PAINTING Decorating for all Painting Services by competent and considerate Tradesmen. Realistic rates. Phone Neil 388-7518 HANDYMAN available for all work. Fences, decks,

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COOMBE Christine Violet CRAWSHAW Marie Norma: August 17, 2014 KHUSHAL Maganbhal (Dada): August 17. 2014 MAUND Catherine (Kay): August 13, 2014 De Gregorio, Cristina. On August 17th 2014 at Vincentian Home, Island Bay. Peacefully passed away in her 92nd year. Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Luigi & Shirley. Much loved Noni of Luella, Pauli and Bill and great grandmother of Adam. Riposa in Pace. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Missionary Sisters of St Peter Claver would be appreciated. Requiem Mass has bene celebrated. Lychgate Funerals FDANZ Tel. 385 0745


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ST ANNE’S MARKET Saturday August 30, 10am - 2.00pm. Ethnic foods, craft, bric-a-brac, clothes & plants and a FREE Zumba class included! St Anne’s Church Hall, Emmett St, Newtown. For stall enquiries call: Suzy 027-201 6493.

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Plug in to Mitsubishi’s next-generation SUV The revolutionary new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) combines all the practicality of an SUV with the offer of zero around-town fuel use and emissions. At its heart is a Lithium-ion battery pack, which can be recharged for around $1.41 from a house-hold socket. The batteries power two 60kW motors, which, on their own, will propel the PHEV up to 52km. That range is extended by a 2.0L MIVEC petrol engine, which supports the electric motors by either recharging the batteries or adding extra power when required.

While it’s technologically advanced, the PHEV is just like any other car to operate. The vehicle’s computers determine the most economical combination of electric and engine power, while the instant torque delivery of the electric motors and a lower centre of gravity, with the battery pack under the floor, provide exceptional handling. Competitively priced from $59,990+ORC, PHEV has to be driven for a true sense of the satisfaction it offers. Visit www.mmnz. for more details and test drive it today at Wellington Mitsubishi.

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•• 60,700kms 1.3ltr CVT our IMA Technology Barry store manager has many years •• Colour: Deep Lava 5 experience Door Hatchback in the tyre industry and is always •• NZ New Taffeta White • 1 owner available to provide you with the best advise •• Leather steering wheel Ex-Demonstartor at Honda on which • ABS tyres would work best for you and •• 17” Alloys 21,820kms your howWarranty to get the most out of them. •• 6 Airbags 8yr fromcar newand Battery • VSA •• Motion Adaptive EPS Fully Body Kit •• Cruise Control Digital Dash •• Dual Zone Climate Air-Con Cruise Control •• Radio/6 CD Stacker Vehicle Stability Assist •• Low Emission Vehicle Remote Locking Fuel Economy - 4.6litres Come and enjoy the superb ride and handling, excellent • Great Come and enjoy the superb ride and handling, excellent comfort, and well featured vehicle that is the Euro Accord. per 100Kms Honda based 11.9% interest, month term and 30% deposit. comfort, well featured vehicle that is the Euro Accord. All this,Finance andand find outonfor yourself how48fuel efficient this model can be. We have a great selection of 8 model S and L’s. All this, and find out for yourself how fuel efficient this model *Repayments based on Honda Finance, 11.9% Interest, 48 month term and 25% deposit. can be. We have a greatWellington. selection of 8 model S and L’s. Honda Cars Kent Terrace. Ph:385 04 9966 385 9966 Honda Cars Wellington. 6565 Kent Terrace. Ph: 04 6254816AA • 6 Airbags • VSA • 2.4ltr i-VTEC • 4 Door Sedan • Motion Adaptive EPS • 60,700kms • Cruise Control • Colour: Deep Lava • Dual Zone Climate Air-Con • NZ New • 1 owner • Radio/6 CD Stacker • Leather steering wheel • Low Emission Vehicle • 17” Alloys • ABS

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Our workshop has never been so easy to access. With the work on the new Z station complete the driveway is now wider and easily manoeuvrable. We look forward to seeing you in our store. Don’t forget to look out for our regular specials just talk to Barry.

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Sleek styling, comfort, sound and power are usually the first things that come to mind when people thing of the name Maserati however, the Italian manufacturer has now proven it is up there with its more mainstream cousins; earning 5-star ANCAP safety rating. AA Motoring services general manager Stella Stocks says while her preference is for all motorists to put safety at the top of the list when they consider buying a new car - there’s a category of drivers who select for style and uniqueness within a small set of brands - and Maserati is on that list. The company’s Ghibli did well in the frontal offset, side intrusion and pole impact crash tests to earn the maximum safety rating. Ms Stocks says while the make of car does not include a number of active Safety Assist Technologies (SATs) becoming standard on many new cars, it does include front seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, dual frontal and side curtain airbags along with a driver knee airbag. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard and seatbelt reminders are also fitted to all seats.

“New cars with 5 star safety ratings have become the norm, which is why ANCAP continually raises the bar to encourage manufacturers to put safety first. The Ghibli’s maximum ANCAP safety rating helps to ensure motorists have a very wide range of new vehicles to consider.” The VW Polo also has a high ANCAP rating, and boasts EBD and ESC as standard along with hill launch assist. Also standard is secondary brake collision assist, which activates if the vehicle is involved in a serious crash to prevent or mitigate the severity of a secondary impact by reducing the speed and stopping the vehicle safely if the driver is unable to. ANCAP is supported by all Australian motoring clubs, the New Zealand Automobile Association, the Australian Government, the New Zealand Government, Australian state and territory governments, the Victorian Transport Accident Commission, NRMA Insurance and the FIA Foundation. The full list of ANCAP’s vehicle safety ratings, other vehicle safety information and the specifications of the rated vehicles are available online at or rightcar.

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Monday August 25, 2014



St Catherines’ win premiership By Sam Duff A local college ran and tackled their way to victory in the Wellington Rugby Union Girl’s Premiership last week. The girls from St Catherines’ College in Kilbirnie celebrated with pizza after winning the regional competition against Porirua College, team coach Whetu Henry says. “They were really awesome,” he says. “We only lost one game in the competition.” “They remembered how devastated they were after last year’s final so this year they were really determined to win.” Last year the girls lost the final of the competition to Naenae College.

“The season was quite good, the girls trained hard every week,” Whetu says. “Girls listen more than boys, they take on board what you tell them.” The team will travel to Fielding on August 30 for a match against Fielding Agricultural High School, if they win that they will enter the national competition. “That would be cool for them,” Whetu says. “They have been working quite hard.” Whetu says the girls would not have won without the help of Stu Print, Chris Jarrett and Agnes Vaaua. Rugby at the school is going well with four girls playing for the Wellington under 18s side, Whetu says.

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WINNING TEAM: St Catherines’ College, in blue, won division one of the Wellington Rugby Union Girl’s Premiership against Porirua Across: College last week.

Tai Chi a gentle way to keep fit By Matthew Lau Whitireia Journalism Student Enliven Tai Chi is aimed at improving balance and strength for older people, but it has been struggling to attract members. Enliven is a community service aimed at promoting older people to do more in their lives. The modified Tai Chi is a type of martial art that has many health benefits. Jodi Barraclough-Coates from Presbyterian Support Central, which runs Enliven, says the Tai Chi classes were originally sub-

sidised by ACC eight years ago. Since ACC cancelled the contract four years ago Enliven has continued to provide classes to the public for a nominal fee of $5 per class. “Often people who come are a bit dubious the first time, and then after a few sessions they start really noticing the difference,” Jodie says. “One of our participants in Island Bay, he says that it’s just fantastic, the doctors told him there’s nothing he can do for him that he can’t remedy through Tai Chi.”

Instructor Chris Mori, 67, has a certificate in teaching Tai Chi for health to the community. “It has come from the Chinese martial art, where it’s been adapted to for health purposes.” The form of Tai Chi taught by Chris is designed for elderly people, especially those who have trouble moving and getting down in low positions. He says Tai Chi is mainly aimed at people over 65, but all ages are encouraged to participate. “There’s also the social aspect in it as well for people who possibly don’t get out much. It’s a good

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What the Education Review Office (ERO) said in their latest report: “Student’s demonstrate a strong sense of belonging and their well-being is a priority for the board and staff.” “Teachers and students work closely together in ways that are mutually respectful.” “Students are active and willing participants in leadership opportunities.” “Students actively engage in purposeful learning. A high level of interest and motivation is apparent school wide.” “Students are open, confident and respectful in their interactions with each otherand staff. They demonstrate a sense of pride in themselves, their cultural identity and the school.” “Students who are at risk of underachieving are identified and participate in planned interventions to support their learning.” “The school provides a rich curriculum that reflects students’ diverse backgrounds and interests.” “Collaboratively developed school expectations guide planning, teaching and learning.”

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