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By Sam Duff When Kone Aperila went fishing with his Dad one night in March he did not expect to spend 45 minutes clinging onto a dead body in the freezing waters off Miramar Wharf. Strathmore local Kone, 19, was one of a number of Wellingtonians who won Safety in the City awards for their efforts at keeping the city safe. The former Rongotai College pupil, who now works at an After School Care, says he and his father arrived at the wharf at about 9.45 pm on March 15. Continued on page 2 BRAVE FACE: Strathmore resident Kone Aperila, 19, spent 45 minutes in the freezing waters of Miramar wharf holding on to a dead body. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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A major earthquake, a devastating flood, or how about a terrifying tsunami? A group of Berhampore and Newtown locals have started planning how their community will get through a disaster. Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office advisor Jason Paul says his organisation have started working with stakeholders in the community to work on an emergency response plan. “After an emergency happens people say ‘now what?’” Jason says. EMERGENCY READY: Jason Paul from WRE“The emergency serMO says the community needs to be ready vices are going to be comfor an emergency. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

pletely overwhelmed. The assumption is that the emergency services will be able to help everyone and that’s not the case.” Jason says a number of meetings will be held to bring people from churches, schools and community groups together to discuss what would happen following a disaster. “What we have seen in emergencies from around the world is that communities come together. “We want to make that more efficient.” After an emergency it is important for different groups to know who has what resources, Jason

City award for Kone Continued from page 1 By Sam Duff “We sat down and started fishing and about 100 metres away from us there was a man sitting with his head tilted to one side,” Kone says. After a few minutes of fishing Kone heard a splash near where the man had been sitting. “I got up and ran down straight away and tossed my wallet to the side and jumped into the water to save this man.” “When I jumped in I flipped him over so his head was not in the water.” With foam and alcohol pouring from the man’s mouth Kone says he tried to swim with him back to shore.

“It was too hard to lift him out and I called for help.” “In my head I thought if we could get him on to the wharf I could do CPR and try to save him.” A group of fisherman tried to find a rope and by the time they did Kone says he knew it was too late to save the man. “I already knew he had not made it.” “I did my best to help him up but the man was very heavy and very tall.” Kone says he tied the rope around the man’s waist but as the fishermen began to lift him from the water the rope snapped. “I decided to stay with him because it looked like he was sinking.” Eventually emergency services arrived at the

scene and Kone could leave the water. “I felt very emotional. I had never faced somebody dying in my arms before.” While Kone is proud to have won a Safety in the City award he says the incident did not turn out like it should have. “I did my best to help the man and it didn’t turn out like it should have,” he says. “I wasn’t expecting any awards or any recognition or anything like that. “I’m just proud to do something for people. That’s what I love doing, helping people.”

says. Te n c o m m u n i t i e s throughout the region already have emergency response plans. “Know your neighbours, know your community and be part of your community. “For example there could be the person in a wheelchair so the neighbours need to go and help them.” He says an open public meeting will be held before a final emergency response plan for Berhampore and Newtown is produced. “We want to get as many people involved as possible.” FREEZING WATERS: Kone Aperila says he is not a hero despite winning a Safety in the City award.


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Science younggun returns By Sam Duff Bunsen burners, conical flasks and a dose of the smarts – an up and coming Miramar scientist has returned from the Asian Science Camp in Singapore. Rongotai College student Amosa Lene, 17, says the camp was really fun and he learnt a lot. From physics and nano-technology to chromosomes and aging, Amosa says the camp included everything from lectures by top scientists to mini science fair projects. “Before the camp I was thinking of going to university and seeing where that led me but after hearing from these lecturers I have been inspired and I want to take up research after university,” he says. “But that’s still a long way away so who knows.” Amosa says he had a day either side of the science camp to be able to do some exploring around Singapore. His interest in science came a few years ago after watching a TV show, he says.

“It sparked when I was watching a really interesting TV show called Fringe which was about science and paranormal activities,” he says. “From there I started reading stuff and took up science classes at school.” Everything can be explained by science, Amosa says, changing your perspective of life. “You see the world differently,” he says. “An ordinary person walking through the park won’t notice much but somebody who knows science can name a plant and know it has been there for however many years and that sort of thing.” Amosa says he found something said at the camp by Nobel Prize winning scientist Aaron Ciechanover very interesting. “He said ‘life has no purpose so just do what makes you happy’.” The year 13 students says at this stage he is pretty sure he will study bio-medical science at Victoria University next year. Amosa’s trip to Singapore was funded by Gravida: National Centre for Growth and Development.


Newtown residents can get arty Newtown residents have the opportunity to get arty over the months of September and October, as the Newtown Community Centre host art workshops for anyone wanting to get creative. Running in the evenings from Monday September 29 to October 9, workshops will include activities such as Peruvian jewellery making, making purses, making mosaics with junk tiles, abstract painting, print making with natural earth pigments, driftwood sculptures, and more. Spaces for the workshops are limited. To book phone 04 389 4786, or email Entry by Koha.

SCIENCE WIZZ: Rongotai College student Amosa Lene has just returned from the eighth annual Asian Science Camp in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Gold-plated backing for church Several of Seatoun’s most famous faces are supporting a call to preserve St Christopher’s Church while locals claim it is being sold behind their backs. The Seatoun and Bays Progressive Association says Sir Peter Jackson, along with his wife Fran Walsh and fellow Oscar winner Phillippa Boyens are supporting their effort to preserve the church. The future of the church has been in question since it was closed by the Wellington Presbytery in November 2012 when it was yellow stickered and identified as earthquake prone. Richard Stubbs, from the Seatoun and Bays Progressive Association, says it appears the Presbytery is selling all the land along with the

church and village hall. “It’s unacceptable for the assets to be simply cashed up but it appears that the Presbytery doesn’t want to even talk about it,” he says. Richard says locals have been locked out of the church and shut out of discussions on its future. “What concerns us is that not only was the congregation needlessly dissolved in the first place but the Presbytery has shown a total disregard for any alternative proposal to save the church.” A fellowship, set-up to fight for the church’s future, would like a community trust to be established which could then lease the church from the Presbytery and undertake strengthening work, estimated to cost $250,000.

“Future use would include a venue for recitals, weddings, funerals and for mission purposes that will make this a highly attractive and highlyvalued facility for not just Seatoun but the surrounding peninsular communities,” Richard says. Money for the strengthening work could come from that bequeathed to the Presbytery, Richard says. “We will not give up easily, and we call on the community to help protect this significant part of the Seatoun landscape that has played such a vital role in village life over the last century.”  Is it worth spending the cashing to save St Christopher’s Church or should it be sold-off and forgotten about? Let us know what you think by emailing

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By Sam Duff Mini milk bottles, tiny tubs of jam and little wee containers of dish washing liquid are all part of a shrinking range of grocery items that an Island Bay girl wants to sell on TradeMe for charity. While some of Huia Monro’s friends have been busy ferreting away the New World Little Shop collectables the Island Bay School pupil decided to do something different. Huia, 11, says she thought it would be a good idea to sell the small toys on the internet and give the

money to World Vision, that way instead of local youngsters having plastic fake food children in need could have real food. “They’re cool but you use that money on fake food when you could be using that money on kids who actually need it,” she says “I wanted to give the money to people who actually need food. “Everybody is equal and needs the same amount of help unless they have already got it.” Little Shop collectables are free when you shop at any New World store and spend more than a certain

amount of money. While Huia has not yet counted the number of Little Shop collectables that she has gathered from her parent’s trips to the supermarket she says she has a good amount. Huia launched her auctions on TradeMe this afternoon. Huia will be donating the proceeds from her auctioneering to World Vision’s World Food Programme fund. LITTLE SHOPPER: Island Bay School pupil Huia Monro is raising money for charity. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Three decades for play centre By Sam Duff Thirty years is a lifetime to the tiny tots of Miramar Playcentre and if the walls could talk they would have a few stories to tell as well. After three decades in operation, the Miramar Playcentre is trying to track

down old members and parents for a celebration. Tania Cotidis from the playcentre says everywhere she goes people tell her they were playcentre kids. “I went to Playcentre as a child so when my son, who is now 18, got to 18 months old we bought

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What would your last meal on earth be? I would have to say a steak from Portlander, the op rib, it looks like something out of the Flintstones, finished off with a good glass of red wine.

What’s next on your wish list? Take a holiday, I really need one, maybe somewhere tropical but in the meantime lots of different projects that need to be completed.

What was your best ever holiday? Cambodia when I went to cover Fashion Week. The people, sights and sounds were all so different to here. Also it was nice to see aunts and uncles as well as visiting Angkor Wat.

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What makes you smile? Hanging with friends, having wines and telling naughty jokes and just catching up.

What would you spend your last $100 on? Wine or magazines, it is a hard choice, both feed the soul in different ways!

Grace Coddington, she is someone who I could imagine eating lots of food with and discussing fashion until the cows came home.

What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you? I used to be a ball boy at Athletic Park when I was at intermediate, I used to like sports and then I discovered the world of fashion!

Hayley camps out Kayaking, jewellery making in during her work at and dark room photography an American Summer – just a few of the activities a Camp. Mount Cook local got involved Hayley Smith says working with kids aged between 13 and 17 Hayley says she was a mother, sister, best friend and a mentor during her trip. “I helped kids through meltdowns, boy problems and much more,” she says. “I was also responsible for a cabin of 16 year old girls.” She says a highlight was meeting a range of people from throughout the world a different walks of life. ON CAMP: Mount Cook local “Working and living toHayley Smith says she had gether, you make frienda great time working at an ships very quickly. American Summer Camp.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. With the election approaching on September 20 the Cook Strait News thought we would get into the election spirit.

If you were Prime Minister for the day what would you do?

Bruce McLean Kilbirnie

Peter Farrell Miramar

Ants Farrell Miramar

Mukesh Patel Kilbirnie

Andy Wickens Kapiti

“There’s no quick fix that anyone person could do.”

“Lower the house mortgage prices.”

“Put the interest rates at zero. Or a little bit so people could catch-up.”

“The country is nice. New Zealand people are very nice. All the city is clean and there is no smog. I would not change anything.”

“I have no idea. Maybe close all the WINZ offices.”

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Virginie Beachman Seatoun “I would work towards welfare for kids and general poverty issues.”

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Save the defence building Dear Ed, I believe the 1912 NZ Defence Building should be saved in Buckle St because of the important part it has played in our two World Wars. On the other hand the controversial Lambton

Quay insurance building should not. This money should be used for the Buckle St, St Gerard’s and St Mary’s ones. Peter Jack, Strathmore Park


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Right to vote has been fought By Sam Duff With just a few days left to cast a ballot in this year’s election thousands of Rongotai voters could miss their chance to vote, according to the local registrar of electors. Toni Weir says she likes to remind young women that voting was what Kate Sheppard and the suffragettes fought for and they need to honour that memory. “They really worked hard for that right,” Toni says. “ You can’t just rock up and expect to vote, you need to

enrol. Only 88.3 per cent of eligible Rongotai voters were enrolled to vote when the Cook Strait News talked to Toni last week. Just 74 per cent of voters between 18 and 24 have enrolled so far. “I say to young people ‘are you going to leave everything up to your Mum to do?’” Toni says. The last day to enrol to vote is September 19 which also happens to be Suffrage Day, which will celebrate 121 years since women gained the right to vote.

Candidates You decide 2014 Who will represent your views in the Beehive for the next three years? The Cook Strait News has given each local electorate candidate a chance to tell you, the voters, what they are all about. This week we hear what the candidates for Te Tai Tonga have to say. Mana Movement candidate Georgina Beyer did not return a profile in time for publication. The final candidate meeting for those contesting the Rongotai electorate will be held at the Island bay Bowling Club on Wednesday at 7pm.

By Sam Duff Move over John, David, Winston and La ila – the kids of Berhampore School are giving the politicians in the Beehive a run for their money. In the lead up to the election two classes of year five and six students have been learning about elections and last week they formed their own political parties. Teacher Jamie Hoare says each party has a leader and they have stumped up to seek their classmate’s votes. The theme of the election is how the parties can make lunch time at Berhampore School better, with a budget of $100. “They are taking in the idea that they can have a say,” Jamie says. He says he has overheard MINI POLLIES: Aspiring political leaders from Berhampore School (back left) Maea Tema- the students discussing poliSchmidt, Lochlon Auelua, Rose Geiringer and Kōwhai Luke with (front) Theo Melvill and tics and who they think will Gina Ferrer. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff win.

Dora Roimata Langsbury, Green Party

Hahona Rakiraki Tamiti, Democrats for Social Credit

For a cleaner, fairer, smarter New Zealand, Party Vote Green. Working as a Student Support Advisor at Te Wananga o Aotearoa, I see daily education transforming whanau. That’s why I support the Green Party’s ‘Schools at the Heart’ policy. Ensuring children aren’t hungry and have free access to primary health care removes the barriers too many of our children face. A great education is the best way to ensure that our tamariki thrive. My vision for Aotearoa is a

Hahona lives in Burwood, Ch r istchurch where he works in the meat packing industry. As the representative for Te Tai Tonga, Hahona will work towards reforming our money system so that, instead of money going to overseas bankers, it is used for the benefit of all New Zealanders to provide housing, education, roads, rail and a strong health system. Hahona stands for a guaranteed basic income for everyone, to lessen the gap between rich and poor and to ensure that every family

bicultural place where all our children’s children can korero in te reo. For an Aotearoa where all our children thrive, Party Vote Green. For more g reat G re en policy: You can vote early now at the universities, most libraries and community centres – and enrol at the same time, phone 0800 36 76 56 to find out more. Party Vote Green this election.

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Ko Aoraki te maunga , Ko Arahura te awa pou na mu , Ko Te Waipounamu taku tua-papa , Ko Rino Tirikatene ahau.

Ngaire is a now mother of six children and has been married for 23 years. She’s been a successful small business owner for 18 years and contributed to her local community. Ngaire’s journey to understand her Maori culture and heritage has given her empathy with other Maori who have gone through the same experience and it’s also given her an insight in to cultural competency - a mainstay of Maori Party policy.

I’m a son of the south. Te Tai Tonga is part of my whakapapa – Wellington is where I’ve grown up and live. I built my career in Maori development: from commercial law to business consulting. But working with our people was more than a job, it was a passion. A passion that has strengthened my belief in job creation, education and Maori self-sufficiency.

has enough money to provide good food, a dry home, warm clothes, health care and education. Hahona also wants to see Binding Citizens’ Initiated Referenda, so that if the majority of New Zealanders support a change, the result of that referendum would become law, and the right for the people to recall a Member of Parliament who is not acting in the best interest of their electorate.

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Rino Tirikatene, Labour Party

Ngaire Button, Maori Party Ngaire Button was an elected Christchurch City Councillor for nine years. She was also the Deputy Mayor (2010-2013) during the devastating earthquakes (2010-2011) and at the beginning of the rebuild phase. As a City Councillor, she was responsible for social housing, long term planning, disaster recovery research and strategy development. She was also Chair of the Safer Christchurch Network. Ngaire understands what it is like to struggle from first hand experience, having raised her first two children as a very young single mum.

Election spirit in Berhampore

I’m a father; I want our children to grow up in Aotearoa where everyone gets a fair go. The Labour Party core values and Kaupapa Maori are aligned. These values have been an important part in my whanau and home life. I’m proud to be seeking another term as your MP for Te Tai Tonga Mauri ora!

Ko Whakapunake te Maunga Ko Wairoa te Awa Ko Takitimu te Waka Ko Ngati Kahungunu te Iwi Ko Emma-Jane Mihaere Kingi ahau I would like to be a true voice of the people and represent all iwi in Te Tai Tonga electorate. We need to provide safe access to life saving Cannabis treatments for those who are suffering here in New Zealand. I have found that two of the biggest issues for Te Tai Tonga is Health and Employment. I believe in creating long term sustainable, eco friendly, carbon neutral jobs for whanau and utilising Maori land to

develop Industrial Hemp Manufacturing of energy efficient, sustainable building materials. I support utilising the many health benefits of Hemp and Cannabis. Health foods made from Hemp are rich in Omega’s 3, 6 & 9 great for growing children’s brain development. The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party exists to legalise cannabis for recreational, spiritual, medicinal and industrial purposes; to empower people to work together for peace and true justice.

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Local business in the spot light do better,” she says. “It was never with any thought that we could be a contender.” Lyndy, a former human resources consultant, says the store opened in May 2012 but she was operating online prior to that. “Our customers love coming in here,” she says. “They love the colour and the look and feel and we try to give really good service.” Lyndy says she has plans to expand the store in

By Sam Duff Colourful fabrics, loud pillows and other nik naks – the owner of a Kilbirnie store is excited to be a finalist in the TopShop Retail Awards. Lyndy Young, owner of fabric shop Stitchbird, says she was surprised to find out her store is a finalist in the Home and Style category of the competition. “The reason for entering was I was hoping for feedback on how we could

October when Stitchbird move to new premises in Kilbirnie. “It has double the space and we will be running sewing, quilting and sewing classes.” Lyndy says she would jump up and down and do a little dance if Stitchbird win the Home and Style category. “It would be lovely but we have got some lovely competition so to get this far we feel very privi- TOP SHOP: Owner and manager of Stitchbird in Kilbirnie Lyndy Young says she is very excited leged.” to be a finalist in the TopShop Retail Awards. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Letters to the editor Tear it down

Monitoring the car park

Dear Ed, The General Headquarters Building is a remarkably ugly building, notwithstanding its historical significance. It has been an eyesore for as long as I can remember, over 40 years. However, tucked in behind it is HMNZS Olphert, which may not be quite so historic, but is a good deal more attractive. Here is an opportunity to make some

Dear Ed, I have read the several and various letters penned by M Smith on your letters page on the subject of unauthorised uses of the disabled car park at the Island Bay Shops. Does anyone else wonder where his observation point is? I don’t want to sound suspicious, but if his vantage point is from behind the tinted windows of the Bay Bar then I would like to express

open space as well as recognising the significance of the site. It is a similar situation to the Harcourts Building on Lambton Quay. Why preserve it when there is a similar building right next to it? It’s all a question of balance. We can’t preserve everything. Tony Sutcliffe, Strathmore

the hope that M Smith is monitoring the levels of his alcohol consumption as closely as he is observing the unauthorised users of the disabled car park. Let’s look at this. 15 cars in one hour. That could be 15 motorists who may be popping into the video shop, posting a letter, getting a quick takeaway coffee from the Bluebelle, or maybe getting cash out of the ATM. All wrong, of course,

but I wonder if any other pedestrians in the Island Bay shopping precinct have noticed how often that particular disabled car park lies unused. You only have to be at the adjacent bus stop to notice this. Maybe in this case it is more an example of a poorly placed disabled car park. Christine Swift, Island Bay

Need a range of transport options Dear Ed, Steve Sands (Sept 1) seems to have a number of misconceptions about cycling and cycleways. Nobody is saying that people are going to be forced to cycle. All that is wanted is safety and choice in people’s transport options. Safe separated cycleways go a big way towards helping this. Secondly cycling is not all colour coordinated Lycra,

gossamer-smooth legs and designer shades. The Island Bay to city cycleway would allow people of all ages and abilities to safely get around. And living in a hill suburb is no barrier to cycle. If, as I suspect, he hasn’t been on a bike for a number of years, he’d be amazed with the options. Modern gearing, lighter bikes and even electric motors can make the most severe Wellington gradient

manageable. And finally, even if he doesn’t cycle, he can still reap the benefits of good cycling infrastructure like higher house values, safer roads and busier local shops. It’s for these reasons that even places like car-loving, gas-guzzling Houston, Texas are pushing for more cycling facilities. Dermot Coffey, Miramar

Dear Ed, Congratulations to Sheena Hudson and her colleagues for their work to save the listed brick GHQ Building and to Cook Strait News for reporting it (Sept. 1). There is more to this story than just a decrepit building. The Civic Trust is part of the Community Forum set up under the fast-track legislation passed to have the National War Memorial Park ready by ANZAC Day 2015. At a recent meeting we noted that the rusty roof of

this neighbour was a real visual distraction to the overall park; and we queried whether it was right for the Crown to be getting revenue from advertising hoardings on it at the same time as it was spending millions of dollars creating high-quality urban design for an important national landmark. The answers we got from the project team revealed uncertainty; no-one quite knew what Defence were doing with that site. Your report notes that

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NZTA says that “The Memorial Park project does not affect the GHQ”. Nonsense - it does, even though from a project engineering sense it may be outside the dotted line on the contractors’ charts. Surely some more imaginative thinking, and a real joined-up government approach, would get all this into perspective? Alan Smith, Chairman, the Wellington Civic Trust Inc (abridged)

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All applications must be emailed to and must be received at the school office by 9.00am on Monday 13 October 2014. The application must include your child/ children’s full name, residential address, date of birth, and if already at school, their current year level. If the number of out-of-zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required, it will be held on Friday 17 October 2014 and parents will be informed within five school days of the ballot being held. Parents of students who live within the school zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school immediately to assist the school to plan appropriately.

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Across: 1 Usual, 4 Boastful, 9 Sentry, 14 Round, 15 As flat as a pancake, 17 Wince, 18 Sue, 19 Windows, 20 Washbasin, 21 Porous, 24 Fireproof, 25 Weevil, 26 Evened, 29 Interfered, 31 Arc, 32 Sacked, 33 Sped, 35 Kit, 37 Jack, 39 Insincere, 40 Evolution, 41 Tiger, 42 Headland, 47 Startled, 51 Aroma, 55 Mannequin, 56 Shoemaker, 58 Plea, 59 New, 60 Dusk, 61 Thread, 62 Egg, 63 Seductress, 66 Oxygen, 67 Fitful, 69 Applauded, 72 Toffee, 73 Sanctuary, 75 Abraded, 77 Raw, 80 Exist, 81 Call a spade a spade, 82 Upset, 83 Needle, 84 Overtime, 85 Teddy. Down: 2 Suspicion, 3 Ailed, 5 Oast, 6 Soprano, 7 Fan the flames, 8 Llama, 9 Sterile, 10 News, 11 Random, 12 Guess, 13 Adhered, 14 Revolve, 16 Tower of Pisa, 22 Spares, 23 Pitcher, 24 Flecked, 25 Wicket, 27 Nuptial, 28 Report, 30 Done, 32 Stage, 34 Dined, 36 Ruhr, 38 Axe, 42 Humid, 43 Amnesty, 44 Leek, 45 Nought, 46 Sound, 48 Abracadabra, 49 Tapered, 50 Ewe, 51 Angelic, 52 As well, 53 Congratulate, 54 Imps, 57 Kidnap, 64 Succeeded, 65 Leaflet, 66 Overdue, 68 Fiancée, 70 Parapet, 71 Retire, 72 Twist, 74 Cello, 76 Ample, 78 Stud, 79 Edam.

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ANSWERS SEPTEMBER 12 ISSUE Across: 1 Usual, 4 Boastful, 9 Sentry, 14 Round, 15 As flat as a pancake, 17 Wince, 18 Sue, 19 Windows, 20 Washbasin, 21 Porous, 24 Fireproof, 25 Weevil, 26 Evened, 29 Interfered, 31 Arc, 32 Sacked, 33 Sped, 35 Kit, 37 Jack, 39 Insincere, 40 Evolution, 41 Tiger, 42 Headland, 47 Startled, 51 Aroma, 55 Mannequin, 56 Shoemaker, 58 Plea, 59 New, 60 Dusk, 61 Thread, 62 Egg, 63 Seductress, 66 Oxygen, 67 Fitful, 69 Applauded, 72 Toffee, 73 Sanctuary, 75 Abraded, 77 Raw, 80 Exist, 81 Call a spade a spade, 82 Upset, 83 Needle, 84 Overtime, 85 Teddy. Down: 2 Suspicion, 3 Ailed, 5 Oast, 6 Soprano, 7 Fan the flames, 8 Llama, 9 Sterile, 10 News, 11 Random, 12 Guess, 13 Adhered, 14 Revolve, 16 Tower of Pisa, 22 Spares, 23 Pitcher, 24 Flecked, 25 Wicket, 27 Nuptial, 28 Report, 30 Done, 32 Stage, 34 Dined, 36 Ruhr, 38 Axe, 42 Humid, 43 Amnesty, 44 Leek, 45 Nought, 46 Sound, 48 WINNING SMILE: resident Anita Abracadabra, 49 Tapered, 50Brooklyn Ewe, 51 Angelic, 52 As well, 53 Broczek proudly shows off the two silver won at the International Congratulate, 54 Imps, 57 Kidnap, 64medals Succeeded,she 65 Leaflet, Taekwon-do cup 71 inRetire, Jamaica. PHOTO 66 Overdue, 68 Fiancée,world 70 Parapet, 72 Twist, 74 CREDIT: Sam Duff Cello, 76 Ample, 78 Stud, 79 Edam.

Role models pitch in A group of Black Socks and White Socks softball players gave up their time and pitched in to help out at a local Mini Pitch tournament recently. Kat Grooby, who helped to organise the Eastern Zones Primary Schools Mini Pitch tournament, says it was a huge success. Seatoun, Kahurangi and Hataitai Schools each entered two teams of year 5 and 6 students with the round-robin decider going to the Seagulls from Seatoun. White Socks Kayla Rangiawha,

Emma Francis and Jasmine Kaiaruna along with Black Socks Jerome Raemaki and Wayne Laulu helped out at the event. “They took control of the day and had an awesome time running around, joining in with all the games as well as teaching the kids batting and catching skills,” Kat says. The day could not have happened without sponsorship from New Zealand Softball and a range of businesses as well as support from a large group of workers, Kat says.

Silver champ aims for Budapest By Sam Duff After winning two silver medals at the International Taekwon-do World Cup a Brooklyn resident is now focussed on winning gold in Budapest in two years’ time. Anita Broczek, who has only been involved in the Korean martial art for three years, spent four days competing in Jamaica for her medals recently. “My competition went really well,” she says. “I was quite pleased with my achievements.” “I ended up in an open weight division with quite large women so I was quite pleased to come out beating them.” Anita, who practices three

to four times a week, won her two medals in the sparring and patterns competitions. The mother of four got involved in the sport when her children took it up and her son with Asperger’s wanted to have a go. “He requires that little bit more assistance so I joined to help him,” she says. “I have just taken it all in and gone with it. “I have pushed myself hard to achieve.” Anita says she was aiming for gold so winning silver was a mixed blessing. “I was absolutely stoked, I was overwhelmed to be second in the world. “I have unfinished business, I am going back for gold.”

SCHOOL IN ACTION Preschool to Year 13 Friday 19 September 9am– 3pm Marsden Avenue, Karori Meet our staff and students and discover the Marsden spirit. Wonderful girls becoming extraordinary women at Marsden. For more information call 04 476 8707


It was an historic occasion for the Scots College 1st XV last week when they came out on top of the national secondary schools competition. A 26 all draw against Hamilton Boys’ High in Rotorua gave the title to Scots College, the underdogs of the competition. Scots are the first Wellington side to win the national top four. It is a double celebration for Scots after a semi-final win against Auckland Grammar awarded them the Moascar Cup, the secondary school version of the Ranfurly Shield. It has been 40 years since the Moascar Cup, the country’s oldest nationwide 1st XV trophy, was held by a team from the Wellington region. Captain TJ Va’a says he is proud of his side’s success and especially honoured to bring the Moascar Cup home. “There’s something special about the Moascar Cup,” TJ says.

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16 Monday September 15, 2014

newtown community

Art workshops

Monday 29th September - Thursday 9th October 2014

The Newtown Community Centre is hosting community art workshops for anyone wanting to get creative! To book in for a workshop ph: 04 389 4786, or email Get in quick as places are limited! Entry by Koha.

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Peruvian Jewellery Making - with Heather Brown Learn how to work with fine wire to make Peruvian inspired earrings and pendants using brightly coloured semi-precious stones from South America. You will learn the basics of stone setting using silver and copper dipped wire and the use of fine finishings, and be introduced to rope cord making.

Heather Brown is a Newtown resident who has spent much time travelling Peru and other parts of South America while studying the art of Peruvian jewellery making. She loves to share the craft of making beautiful pieces using South American stones and traditional techniques whenever she gets the chance.

Pretty purses - with Sarah Shore Learn how to make a basic but cute coin purse for yourself or for a gift. An easy sewing pattern, achievable for even beginner sewers, that will have you making lovely handmade gifts for all your friends.

Sarah Shore is a Newtown local, a teacher and a mum. Sarah is a self confessed fabricaholic and spends far too much time reading quilting and crafty blogs. She developed a passion for giving fabrics a new lease of life, sometimes in quite surprising and quirky ways.

Junk Mosaic Tiles - with Eryn Gribble Like a magpie I've collected all bits of random junk broken costume jewellery, buttons, interesting lids, beads, shells, weird nameless things! Come along to this fun workshop where we mosaic these to create one off pieces of art. These tiles could be wall art, coasters, hotpot stands, welcome signs - any number of things; your call!

Eryn Gribble is a Newtown local and works at Alpha Art Studio in the city, a creative space for adults with intellectual disabilities. She spends her spare time crafting under the name "salvage sister", creating mixed media assemblages that have been described as "a playful kind of strange".

Creating by Chance - with Karin McCombe Jones Want to create an abstract painting? Not sure where to start? What colours to use? Then leave it to chance by throwing a dice to dictate which colour, what piece of equipment to apply paint with and where on paper you put it down.

Karin McCombe Jones is a mixed media artist and arts teacher, originally from Wales and now residing in Pinehaven. Presently learning to work in bronze at The Learning Connexion, Karin loves colour and working boldly.

Natural Paint Making - with Barry Thomas Learn how to make paint from local earth pigments ground up on local stone, mixed with an egg binder to make tempera paint. Finish the workshop using the paint to create a one of a kind earth painting.

Barry Thomas is an artist, film maker, and musician. His work spans conceptual, environmental and more traditional arts often with a 'back to basics' theme. He is well known for his seminal intervention artwork 'Vacant lot of cabbages' where he planted 180 cabbages as a work of art. He has worked here and in the UK most of his life.

Image Transfer - with Miranda Munro Learn the skill of transferring an image onto canvas or card without it looking unnatural and stuck on! You will come away with a unique piece of art, as well as have the opportunity to prepare your own favourite images to transfer to any object at home.

Miranda Munro is a local mixed media artist and illustrator specialising in collage techniques. She is interested in community focused art around the themes of resilience and regeneration. She exhibits regularly in Roar Gallery.

Driftwood sculpture - with Simon Gray Ever walked along the beach seen a lovely piece of driftwood and wondered what to do with it? Wonder no more! Explore a range of ways of using driftwood as sculptural and decorative pieces, from simple painted sticks to more complex sculptural objects and mobiles.

Simon Gray is an artist who is particularly interested in working with communities to provide creative opportunities. He has worked on many creative projects and with a wide range of people from farmers to the homeless.

Dream Catchers - with Eryn Gribble According to Native Americans, our dreams are sent by sacred spirits as messages. If you hang one above your head whilst sleeping, they trap the bad dreams before reaching you, but their web allows the good dreams to travel through! Whether or not you believe this, they sure do look pretty! Come along to this fun class and learn how to make your own!

Eryn Gribble is a Newtown local and works at Alpha Art Studio in the city, a creative space for adults with intellectual disabilities. She spends her spare time crafting under the name "salvage sister", creating mixed media assemblages that have been described as "a playful kind of strange".

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