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Dainty treats, tasty teas and Grandma’s white ware – a new high tea venue has opened in Kilbirnie. The Little Teapot, on Coutts Street, was opened last week by local cafe owner Nicole Lyons. “It’s something different that I think Kilbirnie needed,” Nicole says. “It’s not a normal café.” She says she was inspired to open the new venue because she enjoys going for high tea with friends and likes the pretty food. “I want to bring the smaller foods back so people can do afternoon and morning teas.” Nicole, who also owns the Carlton Café, says all the baking is home made. “I love baking,” she says. “I kind of zone out. I’m in my zone when I bake.”

“From a young age I did baking with my aunty and other family members. “I have got my grandparent’s recipes.” Nicole’s great-grandmother also helped to spark her interest in pretty tea cups and fine china. “I remember her pulling them out on special occasions with her friends,” Nicole says. “I want to make it a bit more old school.” While Nicole says the Little Teapot is a massive risk, the Kilbirnie resident says she hopes it pays off. Nicole says there are 13 different types of tea on the menu which are all brewed fresh from tea leaves. HIGH TEA: Mon, the manager of the Little Teapot in Kilbirnie, tests her tea pouring skills. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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Continued from page 1 By Sam Duff “It’s an opportunity for us to get out and help in the community,” he says. “It’s a fun day.” “It’s nice to see everybody getting involved.” “It’s good to ditch the office. By and large the bank gets out and about around the country.” There are about 5,500 BNZ staff nationwide and of those about 4,000 participated in community projects around the country, Brian says. Local Police, parking wardens and even a group of 20 students from Rongotai College gave the BNZ staff a hand. Bunning’s Warehouse pitched in with paint and supplies while Placemakers supplied a barbeque and Lyall Bay Bowling Club let more than 60 volunteers use their facilities. Jane Hill from Wellington City Council says the day was a great opportunity for the different groups to get together and help out in the community. “It was an opportunity to link up together which has been hugely effective,” Jane says. “Particularly when you see the result.”


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Sign of the times for hill side WOW and we recognise its importance to the capital,” Greg says. “We are excited to be able to get behind such a unique attraction that brings both a significant contribution and a cultural vibrancy to Wellington.” WOWington also celebrates a decade of the awards show in Wellington, he says. The word-play will remain on Wexford Hill until mid-October when WOW comes to an end. Has the Windy Wellington sign grown on you or is it a tacky eyesore? Email and let us know what you think of its latest transformation.

SIGNING OUT: The latest version of the Wellington sign is installed on Wexford Hill. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

A love of art has led to a Hataitai author winning the top prize at the New Zealand Post Book Award. Jill Trevelyan, who works at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade during the day, says she was completely overwhelmed when she won book of the year. “It was a shock,” Jill says. “I still can’t believe it to be honest.” Dinner at the Beijing restaurant in Newtown was how Jill says she celebrated with family. Jill says she spent hours trawling through the archives to put together her book, Peter McLeavey: The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer. Peter McLeavey has been an art dealer in Wellington in the same shop on Cuba St reet since 1966. “It’s pretty remarkable,” Jill says. “He has seen some

pretty amazing changes in that time.” “I have always been interested in art and I have always gone to Peter’s gallery since I arrived in Wellington in the 1980s.” As well as taking out the book of the year award Jill also won the general non-fiction section. Jill, who has previously penned a biography on Rita Angus, says people need to celebrate the artists that Peter has featured in his gallery since he set up shop. “In those days contemporary New Zealand art was like an underground activity,” she says. Jill’s publishers Te Papa Press did a great job helping put the picture together, she says. “They’re just the most wonderful team.” BIG WINNER: Hataitai author Jill Trevelyan has won the New Zealand Post Book of the Year award. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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BIG SMILES: Edison Robinson, 4, displays a thank you picture she made for the nice stranger who gave her art supplies last week.

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Change came to Wexford Hill last week as Wellington’s infamous replica of the Hollywood sign had a makeover. It is out with the V for Vellington and in with the WOW for Wowington to celebrate the annual World of Wearable Art Awards Shows being held this month. A large crane was used to remove the old V and install the new three-metre-high characters. Greg Thomas from Wellington Airport says the change to the sign was a joint effort between the airport and WOW, which was six weeks in the making. “The airport is a partner of



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Festival hits record The annual LUX festival of lights in Wellington attracted a record number of visitors. More than 50,000 checked out some of the displays throughout the city.

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By Sam Duff Move over Donald Trump and Sheryl Sandberg – a group of young business wizzes have taken over the boardroom and DISC JOCKEYS: Up and coming radio stars Grace Bennett, Anita signed a major client to their radio station. Pownall and Luke Kuggeleijn. PHOTOS: Sam Duff Six students from Lyall Bay School, which has run radio station Maranui FM for five years, have negotiated with Ryman Healthcare to air a special Rita Angus hour twice a week. The youngsters will interview residents, play a few tunes and air news items in the timeslot on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Deputy Principal Clint Chalmers says the deal is a fantastic opportunity for the school. “We jumped at the chance,” he says. “It’s just amazing.” “It’s a great learning experience for the students.” RADIO STARS:Elisabeth Matsis, Oliver Brow and Asha Pulepule Clint says the year five and test out their vocal skills. six kids worked hard and were

eager to get to school each day to work on the project. “They have done everything from advertising to business plans.” Margot Boock, from Rita Angus Retirement Village, says the 230 residents enjoy staying involved in the local community and like tuning into Maranui FM. “It’s good for them to be part of the younger community,” Margot says. “It’s something we strive for.” “The residents wanted to know all about it and how there’s a radio station at a school. “They didn’t have radio stations at school when they went.” David King from Ryman Healthcare says the students negotiated hard to get a good deal and really had to fight for it. “They were great,” he says. “They were very professional.”

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Youngster Jefferson Mann is the new famous face on the block. The Lyall Bay School pupil is this year’s poster boy for the annual Wellington Free Ambulance street appeal. Five year old Jefferson, from Kilbirnie, is an asthmatic and has needed the help of WFA during several serious asthma attacks. “The people help me,” JefMANNING THE STREETS: Jefferson Mann, ferson says. is all smiles with Jess Neal, an event “They put something on medic for Wellington Free Ambulance. my face to help me breathe. I PHOTO CREDIT: Georgia Forrester

Leaky home crisis continues Ten years after the government instituted remedies for people with leaky homes, people are still living in leaking homes. Homeowners L + J received a payout from WHRS but that barely covered legal fees. Homeowner LD has been accepted for repairs under the FAP system but has been waiting 11 months for the paperwork to be accepted. Architect Bruce Welsh says "the process is not focused on repairing houses and getting people back to a normal life. We need a better system and leadership."

sound a bit like Darth Vader.” WFA held a presentation last week in front of Lyall Bay’s J3 class, where Jefferson was awarded a certificate of thanks for his support in the appeal. Dianne Livingston, from WFA, says she is grateful for Jefferson’s help. “We think Jefferson is a real star,” she says. “We need to raise money every year to keep our service free for people like Jefferson, so we’re thrilled to have [his] help.”


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Wellington Free Ambulance is the only free ambulance service in New Zealand and relies on donations from the public for funding. Jefferson will ride in an ambulance at the front of the WFA parade this Friday, which will mark the beginning of the annual street appeal. The Wellington Free Ambulance annual street appeal takes place from September 12 to 14.  For more information visit


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By Sam Duff In 1984 Jean Watson made her first trip to India with a friend – now 30 years later she is again preparing to make her annual journey to check on the orphanage she helped to start. “India was my first big overseas trip to somewhere where I didn’t know the language and it was quite different,” Jean says. “I went with Joy Cowley. She wanted to go and wanted someone to go with her.” Jean, who spends three months each year in India, says she had a feeling she needed to go back several years later. “I was very interested,” she says. “It has a certain appeal to some people.” In 1987 Jean opened an orphanage, the Illam, along with several other to help local children. “It was a sort of creative idea really,” she says. “I thought we would start with 10 children and I thought they should have a chance for an education.” Jean says the orphanage kept growing after it was opened and

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AUNTY: Berhampore resident Jean Watson is the star of film Aunty and the Star People about one of her many trips to India. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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What would your last meal on earth be? Roast tenderloin, mashed potatoes with butter, steamed broccoli, hot orange carrots. Rugelach and maybe a wee glass of port.

What is your guilty TV pleasure? Alton Brown’s Good Eats. I also like Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

What makes you smile? I love seeing people find a book in the shop that they’ve been seeking for years.

Who are you inspired by? My father, who was a good man who did a lot for other people. I hope that someday I can be half as nice as he was.

What’s next on your wish list? To figure out how to manage my little garden and get produce.

What was your best ever holiday? When you get to my age, every day is a holiday. How can being surrounded by books and interesting people not be a holiday?

What would you spend your last $100 on? Books.

Who would you love to have a meal with? Mary Roach, who writes very humorous science books. Jamie Oliver can do the cooking.

What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away? New York Times International Cookbook. We’ve had it all our married life and we use it regularly.

What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? That I am involved in the management of the Internet at a very high level and that I travel all over the world advocating for a free and open Internet.

Much fun for the littlies LITTLE ‘UNS: Aisha, Claudia, Skarlett and Ella enjoy playing at Miramar North Kindy PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Would you be a superhero or a villain and what would your superpower be?

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“Depends on the day. Maybe a villain. To be able to fly or to run super-fast.”

“Super hero of course. Definitely flying.”

“I’d be a villain because my husband tells me I look like a villain at home. Super strength.”

“Superhero and to fly. Because you can travel anywhere you like.”

“A superhero. I’d choose invisibility because then I could see what my kids are really up to.”

Do not replace Needle GETTING AROUND: A cyclist in Kilbirnie shows you do not need to wear Lycra to be a safe cyclist. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Dear Ed, I think that the Needle should not be replaced as it may be struck by lightning again. Deirdre Parkes, Hataitai

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No Lycra, please Dear Ed, firstly I don't think anyone over a certain age should wear Lycra (Aug 25), certainly not on a bike! Biking has become a bit of an obsession lately probably due to low cost and fitness issues. However those of us who walk in a group, with a partner, a dog or to work are just as fit and are also saving money. Cars are here to stay however they are powered and hopefully one day we can all afford a battery charged one. In the meantime here are my suggestions so walkers, car drivers and bikers can co-exist. Firstly, bikes should be registered. I think a $100 registration fee to the local council each year would

be fair. Cyclists could even get their bikes micro chipped like dog owners have to! Secondly, the council should identify where bikes lanes are not possible i.e. narrow hilly suburban roads that share their roads with buses and parked or moving cars and have no footpaths. Thirdly, most motorists I encounter are happy to share their space with others but it's not easy in Wellington and I feel cyclists take the moral high ground far too often. They do not have a monopoly on our roads and it will take some time to work it all out. It's a recent phenomenon and needs patience from us all and the above may assist. Janet Weir, Melrose (abridged)

Dear Ed, though I was pleased to read (Sep 1) about a fellow-septuagenarian who, as a pianist, now entertains people at Wellington Hospital, I was irked to see you state that he ‘plays piano’ for them. That's creeping Yanktalk once more. The amiable gentleman plays THE piano, in our English! Actually, to say anyone plays piano is to say he/she plays ANY instrument softly, as ‘piano’ means soft or low in Italian, when used as a musical direction. In that context, it is pronounced ‘pee-ahno’, but in English we correctly pronounce the

Candidates You decide 2014: Rongotai Electorate The Cook Strait News contacted the ten candidates contesting the Rongotai E l e c t o ra t e a t the election and gave them the opportunity to tell the voters what they are all about.

Inquiry needs to be looked at Dear Ed, the inquiry into the Basin Reserve flyover was an interesting exercise. Obviously most Wellingtonians supported the project as another step towards a second Mount Victoria tunnel and widening of Ruahine Street. The Council support an extension to Wellington Airport’s runway and are putting up something in the order of $1 million while the Airport Company is telling us it is not economically viable. Which airline is even remotely interested in operating long haul services into Wellington? A one hour flight to Auckland opens up a raft of world destinations or a short Tasman trip opens up a vast array of non-stop destinations. The Wellington Regional Council have worked very hard to

provide us with an excellent public train and bus service, which costs us ratepayers dearly, but we accept this. These services need our support or subsidies will continue to creep upwards. To now consider spending millions of dollars on cycle ways to take patronage off these services is madness. The government have committed many millions of dollars for cycle ways throughout the country. By travelling on public transport we are already reducing car usage and reducing parking issues and to spend money to effectively reduce patronage on these services is a huge waste of ratepayer’s money. Ray Whelan (abridged)

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keyboard instrument's name in an anglicised way. I remember a dapper, good looking, young secondary school music-master, really up himself, who wrongly called the instrument ‘the pee-ah-no’, back in 1950. More about trendy Americanese expressions, why speak of ‘comfort food’? All food that we find satisfying, sustaining, and tasty could be called by that phrase, unless you mean that it's what self-indulgent people, when anxious, stuff into themselves! H Westfold, Miramar

Maurice Roberts, Miramar “A superhero and to fly. Batman always appeals, it must be the cape.”

keep doing so until at least 2030. We need to take urgent and effective action to reduce our emissions, instead of sitting on the fence. Doing so will be a win-win because it will also create more jobs, reduce the $7 billion a year we spend on importing fossil fuels, and restore our clean green image.

For the past 18 years I have represented the Rongotai Electorate, since its formation under MMP boundaries in 1996. In that time I have developed strong relationships and connections with people from all walks of life living in the eastern and southern suburbs of Wellington. I believe a local MP has to be involved and interested in their community. I'm seeking your support to continue as your representative. But I can do better. I also want to be part of a Labour led government prepared to form a strong coalition with other progressive parties to build a fairer more open NZ.

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Monday September 8, 2014

Candidates You decide 2014: Rongotai Electorate The Cook Strait News contacted the ten candidates contesting the Rongotai E l e c t o ra t e a t the election and gave them the opportunity to tell the voters what they are all about.

Ariana ParetutanganuiTamati, Mana Movement Ariana is dedicated to advancing indigenous, social and environmental justice and rights for a low carbon equitable Aotearoa that upholds the dignity and wellbeing of all people and our ecosystems. She has campaigned for the elimination of child poverty and against the sale of State assets, drilling for oil in the sea and fracking, TPPA, and on human rights issues such as the Government Communications Security Bureau Bill. Ariana is of Te Arawa, Waikato, and Scottish descent, Ariana was

Bruce Welsh, Conservatives H av i n g l ive d i n Rongotai for 28 years, raised our family of 5 here and worked as a local architect for the last 20, I am standing to represent and promote this great area and people. We have had governments for the last 15 plus years that haven’t listened to the people they work for or promoted policies that support families. The Conser vative Party will bring in binding referenda, making the government accountable. We will reduce the size of government, remove Maori seats, get tougher on crime

Brent Pierson, New Zealand First

and give you your first $20,000 tax free. Locally in Rongotai after six years of having three high ranked MPs what have we gained? The airport to city and north road link has stalled, unemployment has increased 34% (Stats NZ). It’s time to bring a change and get an MP that will work for you. I have and will continue to work for you, the people of Rongotai.

raised in West Auckland. She has a bachelor of social work and a diploma in business – Maori development, and has a diverse background in Maori, service and community development, social work and the arts and has worked in the iwi, NGO and Government sectors. Ariana now lives in Wellington running a small business and building MANA Movement of the people and pushing for positive change.

the 2011 election. Brent believes strongly that this country has been mismanaged by both National and Labour. It is about time the people took control. NZ First will take GST off food and rates, ban the sale of farms to foreign interests, expand the export base and help create more jobs and higher wages. Lift the minimum wage to $17hr. A vote for NZ First is a vote for common sense.

Christopher Finlayson, National

Don Richards, Independent

I am a life-long Wellingtonian, and have been proud to be the National MP based in Rongotai. National’s commitment to investment in infrastructure and policies promoting growth and jobs across the country are evident throughout the electorate. We have ensured the future of the screen production industry in New Zealand and in Rongotai by facing down Australian-run unions and putting in place smarter incentives to build local talent and intellectual property. We have also provided smart economic man-

My na me is Don Richards, the independent candidate for the Rongotai electorate. I don’t want your party vote – I want your electorate vote. I have lived in Newtown for 16 years and work for BRANZ as their Quality and Environmental Manager. I am standing on a platform of modernising our banking system. The government creates just 2% of our money supply in the form of coins and notes in your wallet. Overseas banks create the bulk of our money supply out of thin air. They only hold a fraction of the money they lend to you and me

John Overton, Patriotic Revolutionary Front

Dr Russel Norman, Greens

Jack of all trades – artist – activist – visionary. Coordinator of the Save Mt Crawford Campaign and the Miramar Heights Community Gardens I’m a far from perfect, six generation New Zealander whose thirst for authenticity, search for a meaningful purpose, occasional flights of fancy & wild ideas, has led to some wacky reinventions. T hese colou r f ul e x p e r i e n c e s h ave contributed greatly to my gradual transition, from rebel great ape to

Par ty Vote Green for a cleaner, fairer, smarter New Zealand. Like you, I love New Zealand. But when a quarter of our children grow up in poverty and 60% of our rivers are unsafe for swimming, we need to do more to protect the New Zealand we love. The Green Party has new ideas that will deliver a cleaner environment, a fairer society, and a smarter economy. Our election priorities are: Rivers clean enough to swim in and beaches

Homo sapiens. I’ve also learnt on this journey, that I was born to play a role in shaping and safeguarding the future of our nation. So now, with the end of the world as we know it looming large before us, I’m devoting my twilight years to paving the way for our coming of age as a trail blazing, model ‘sustainable nation’, which I believe, is New Zealand’s true, visionary destiny.

Brent, who was born in Porirua and grew up in the Wellington area, has a background in transport and farming. As a young man he was a member of the territorial force and has travelled widely overseas. Was part of an agricultural exchange programme (1984-85). Has been involved in the union movement for more than 20 years and is a strong believer in worker’s rights. Brent’s involvement with NZ First dates back to the 1996 election. After returning from Chile in 2009 he re-joined NZ First and helped organise the Wellington electorates. Brent is the chairman for the combined electorates of Rongotai and Wellington Central and was the NZ First candidate for Rongotai at

agement through the hard times, and will return to surplus next year. We are developing the National War Memorial Park to provide an appropriate setting for the National War Memorial, and recently announced a temporary World War One museum in the Dominion Museum Building. We have also provided funding for a Chatham Islands museum, to show off the history of that special part of the country.

- about 8%. Central and local government also go to private banks for the money they need and our government pays private banks $10,000,000 each day on interest payments alone. I propose that the government exercises its sovereign responsibility and creates the money it needs debt free to spend on infrastructure projects, reducing taxes and rebuilding Christchurch without the burden of interest.

Sultan Eusoff, United Future

safe from oil spills; A billion dollar plan to reduce child poverty; Tax cuts for households and business by placing a charge on carbon polluters and investing $1 billion of new funding into R&D. I’ve been co-leader of the Green Party for 8 years, The Greens have led the opposition for the last 3 years; we are stable, united and ready for Government. Party Vote Green this election.

Sultan Eusoff migrated to New Zealand from Singapore with his family in 2001. After completing his studies and the mandatory National Service (Military) in 1980 in Singapore, Sultan had a long career with the Singapore Civil Service (Foreign Service Branch). He had also served at the Singapore High Commission in New Zealand from 1991 to 1994. As the Chief Executive of the Federation of the Islamic Association of New Zealand (FIANZ), Sultan has played an important role in building better understanding between the Muslim community

and the other communities. For his sincerity and dedication in serving the community, Sultan was appointed a Justice of Peace in 2008. Sultan is a Founding Trustee and President of the Community Action Trust of New Zealand (CATNZ) and Spirit of Rangatahi Trust. He is a Member of the Wellington Council of Christians and Jews and the Wellington Interfaith Council.


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Relieving Indigestion & Heartburn Who hasn’t suffered from indigestion and heartburn, especially after overdoing it with food or drink, or when rushing meals? For some of us, indigestion and heartburn happens for other reasons and can cause considerable discomfort. It’s good to know help is available from your pharmacist. With indigestion (or dyspepsia), we can feel sick and experience gas, or a bloated feeling, in the stomach. “Indigestion causes discomfort and pain in the area between your ribs and belly button, and occurs during eating, or immediately after” advise Self Care pharmacists. A common symptom of indigestion is

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can make to help prevent or reduce symptoms of indigestion and heartburn. They include stopping smoking (see the Quit Smoking fact card); avoiding rich, spicy, fatty foods, and large meals late in the day, and eating smaller meals; having plenty of physical activity – at least 30 minutes most days; losing weight if you are overweight (see the Weight and Health fact card) and learning to relax and sleep well (See the Sleeping Well fact card).” Sometimes focusing on lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to stop indigestion and heartburn. If medicines are required, your pharmacy has a wide range of products available for the shortterm relief of heartburn and indigestion symptoms. “We can assist you in selecting the one that is best for your situation”, advise Self Care pharmacists. Antacids neutralise excess acid in the stomach. They can provide quick and effective relief but their effects don’t last long. Reflux symptoms can be relieved by medicines called alginates that form a ‘raft’ on top of your stomach contents, helping to prevent them being regurgitated. Where these medicines do not help, or symptoms are experienced as often as two or more times per week, other medicines may be required that decrease the amount of acid made

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Shake-down on the d-floor By Sam Duff Boom, shake, thrust those hips and time for a warm down – the children of Houghton Valley Playcentre had a good work out last week when they took part in the worldwide Zumba craze. Kathryn Hunt from the Playcentre says they are trying to keep the children active. “We want to give them different ways to keep active,” she says. “We didn’t know how they would respond but some of those children were really into it.” Zumba instructor Natasha Macaulay says it can help with co-ordination and it is fun. “It just burns a lot of energy, let’s face it,” NataDANCE OFF: The children of Houghton Valley sha says. “The children followed really well.” Playcentre enjoyed having a go at Zumba last week.


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As sweat was wiped from foreheads and the finishing touches were made, hospitality students from Rongotai College began to wonder who in the kitchen had created the prize winning sandwich. Students from years 11 to 13 last week took part in the college’s first annual My Sandwich Rules competition, a take on popular reality TV show My Kitchen Rules. Hospitality teacher Nick Darling says the competition was just a fun way to emphasis healthy eating, something the students have been working on all year. “Being an all boy’s school, I thought “why not have a competition?” he says. “There’s a lot of amazing techniques and they’re using some great flavours.” Nick says the competition is a good way for the boys to work in teams and learn by doing things rather than through text books. “The boys love to cook,” he says. “They also learn from their mistakes which is the best way of learning.”

WRAPPING UP: Year 13 student Saimoa Siale, 18, tests out his cutting skills. PHOTOS: Sam Duff

Bacon, salami and chicken with home-made marinates were just a few of the ingredients used by the six teams. The winners of the competition will be announced at the end of the term when they are presented with a chef’s jacket with their name on it.

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Danny, Sandy and the gang from Rydell High will be donning their leather jackets and frilly dresses when they head to St Mark’s Church School in Mount Cook next week. About 60 year seven and eight pupils from the school have stayed out of the milk bar and spent weeks singing, dancing and gaining some of that 50s era attitude to take part in a production of the famous musical–Grease. Director Dylan Longley says different teams of students, from marketing to costumes and makeup, have been set-up to work on the show. “We’re just getting them to do as much of the play as possible,” Dylan says. “They had to find out about characters and costumes and do their own research. “It’s been a big effort. It’s been a big challenge to get everybody together at the same time.” he says. Dylan says the production is just one of six that St Marks is currently working on with about 220 students. “We have a really strong music department,” he says.

GREASE LIGHTNING: (St Mark’s students, from front, Padraig Carnegie and Angelica Araboglos play love birds Danny and Sandy while Eve Nanagara and Ben Cox, back, embrace their inner Rizzo and Kenickie. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

St Mark’s Church School will perform Grease on September 16 and 17. For more information email grease.

Monday September 8, 2014


Parafed hits the slopes Members of Parafed Wellington will hit the ski slopes after receiving funding for an adaptive ski programme on Mt Ruapehu. A $3000 grant was awarded to the organisation by the For Everyone Charitable Foundation and Westpac, allowing Parafed members, people with physical disabilities, to participate in outdoor activities. Parafed manager Catriona McBean says they are grateful for the support. “Without the help from organisations like FECF, undertaking activities such as this are often outside of the scope of our individual members,” she says. “It is enabling our members to try a new and exciting sport which some of them have never tried before.” Westpac Kilbirnie manager Richard Burr says the bank receives hundreds of local sponsorship requests every year. “It’s great to be able to give back and support Parafed Wellington which I know will mean a lot to our local community,” Richard says. For Everyone Charitable Foundation, founded by All Blacks Richie McCaw, Dan Carter and Ali Williams, helps fund small projects that cost $5,000 or less. Wellington Phoenix player Jeremy Brockie is the new For


Young Bacon sails high seas

Everyone ambassador and he attended the presentation for Parafed Wellington.  For more information visit

SEA SOARING: Seatoun sailor Sam Bacon is set to take on strong competition at the World Sailing Championships in Argentina. PHOTO CREDIT: Georgia Forrester

ON BALANCE: Wellington Phoenix player Jeremy Brockie is the new ambassador for the For Everyone Charitable Foundation.

“Making the world team was my goal.” The Worser Bay Boating Club member says sports and sailing is a huge part of his family’s life. “When I was seven, Dad put me in an optie (boat) and I just started sailing,” he says. “My whole family, on my Dad’s side, have sailed.” Sam says that while sailing is a lot of hard work, he loves the speed and vulnerability of the sport. “Just being out on the water by yourself and making your own decisions, yeah it’s cool,” he says. “You have to do a lot of running (sailing with the wind behind you) and it’s all about

By Georgia Forrester Sam Bacon will set sail and part the waves next month, after qualifying to compete in Argentina’s Optimist World Sailing Championships. The year nine Scots College pupil qualified for the New Zealand optimist sailing team after placing second at the Auckland nationals recently. Sam, 13, from Seatoun, is the only Wellingtonian to ever have made the optimist worlds team. Sam says that while Auckland’s nationals were hard work, he was pleased with his efforts. “It was a big relief really, I put so much effort into it and it all just came together,” he says.

your reaction time. Something I want to improve on.” Sam says he has been sailing the same boat for a year and a half, and is looking forward to a challenge as well as trying new things. “I want to try out different boats and different opportunities.” While Sam’s already navigating his own path to success, his goal is to one day compete in the Olympic class 49er boat. “It’s the fastest boat in the Olympics.” Sam will trade his Yachting New Zealand hoodie for an Argentinean one, a memento from the Optimist Championships held in San Isidro, Argentina next month.

Sharks snap-up victory The Island Bay Sharks have grasped hold of the Capital Football Cup - the first time in its 37 year history. Island Bay United Sharks scored 3-nil against the Petone Settlers, becoming the victor of

the 13th grade cup final. Coach Patrick Lane says that while the Sharks dominated the first half, Petone came back stronger in the second. Great defending from Island Bay goalie Reagan Sommer-

ville kept Petone scoreless, while the Sharks scored two more goals in the second half. “It’s been a great end to our season, with the team having finished top of the league before playing the cup round,”

Patrick says. Junior club convener Gary Scott says they are fortunate that many of the players have played together for a number of seasons and are part of a strong and growing junior club.


“It was great for the club to taste success in a highly competitive grade,” he says. The Sharks will finish the season in October when it plays at a football tournament in Taupo.


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