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Dollars, cents & sense By Sam Duff and Paris Hunt Money, money, money – the Newtown Budgeting and Advocacy Service is launching a new budgeting advice course in time for Money Week. Coordinator Geoff Curson says this week (October 13–19) is Money Week throughout New Zealand – a week-long celebration of financial education. Continued on page 2 MONEY TALK: Newtown Budgeting and Advocacy Services coordinator Geoff Curson says this week is Money Week around the country. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff



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Not growing on trees Continued from page 1 By Sam Duff and Paris Hunt The course, Dollars and $ense, is aimed at working people and will be taken in workplaces in the area, kicking-off at Countdown this week. “It’s so people know where they can get help when they have financial problems,” Geoff says. Those taking part will pickup the basic principles and skills of budgeting, he says. “It’s intended not to take up that much time and aimed at people who may not have

otherwise been able to access budgeting services.” Geoff says the most common money related problem he sees is people who have borrowed money beyond their means and their debts have got out of control because of crippling interest rates and locked-in contracts. Others he sees live very carefully but cannot manage because of the cost of essential living items while living on benefits or low incomes, Geoff says. “We see a wide range of clients.” Events will be held throughout the country for Money


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Full bellies for two years By Sam Duff Each month for the past two years a group of 20 volunteers have gathered at the Wellington South Baptist Church in Island Bay to fry, bake and stew meals for families in the local area. Coordinator of the Wellington South branch of Bellyful, Andrea Curzon-Hobson, says the organisation is a charity that provides meals to families with new-borns or with sick family members. “For us this is a really cool way of appreciating what mothers do,” she says. “We can show up with a dinner and say ‘you’re doing a great job’.” The families to whom Bellyful delivers meals to come from a range of backgrounds. “It’s so across the board,” Andrea says. “We deliver to everybody irrespective of financial need. “It’s emotional support really.” Andrea says the first few month

of having a baby is like nothing you could imagine. Volunteer Bronwen Newton says having kids can be very stressful and it can feel like it will never end. “It’s like a marathon as opposed to a sprint,” she says. “Later you look back and say they were so cute when they were little.” Bronwen says the meals are not changing the world but can make a new mother’s day. Andrea says the Wellington South branch of Bellyful will this month celebrate two years of delivering meals to local families. In that time she says they have made 60 meals a month which works out to be more than 1000 meals. Andrea says when the volunteers get together each month they have a good laugh. “We have an amazing time,” she says. “We just love what we’re doing and want to help the families in our area as much as we can.”

inbriefnews Café apologises A Scorching Bay café was last week forced to apologise for a joke about South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius’ killing his girlfriend. Scorch-O-rama in Scorching Bay included a joke at the end of its receipts until complaints led to its removal. “Oscar Pistorius was super keen to get a new bathroom door but his girlfriend was dead against it,” the joke said.

Cat correction Last week the Cook Strait News ran a story about Paula Winiata who was thankful to her neighbour for looking after her cat Bella before she died. The story said that Bella was sick and taken to the SPCA where she was put-down. In fact Bella died in the neighbour’s backyard and was then taken to the SPCA. Paula would also like to point out that a local vet speculated about Bella possibly having died from a stroke. The Cook Strait News apologises for any confusion.

FOODIES: Bellyful South Wellington branch coordinator Andrea Curzon-Hobson, back, with volunteers Bronwen Newton, Kate Lindsay and Jo Peden. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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promising and redesigning its plans after discussions with the community. “We think that in time even residents currently opposed to the cycle lane will come to see the benefits for everyone.” Wellington City Council received more than 500 submissions on the latest cycleway plan. The Transport and Urban Development Committee will meet on December 3 to consider the submissions and next steps. The committee will decide whether the scheme is to proceed and if so, what elements will be included.  What do you think of the plan for Island Bay cycleway? Will you be jumping on your bike or will you stay in the car? Let us know by emailing

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ALL GO: Cycle Aware Wellington have made a submission on the proposed Island Bay cycleway mostly in support of the current draft plan. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

A local cycling group is throwing its support behind the proposed Island Bay section of the cycle ways, albeit with a few minor changes. Cycle Aware Wellington, a non-profit cycle advocacy group, made a submission to the Wellington City Council last week before submissions closed. In the submission Cycle Aware says they support the proposal to turn the Dee Street intersection into traffic lights but would also be happy to revert it back into a four-way give-way intersection. “Intersections are the most dangerous parts of the road for cyclists, and typically where the most crashes happen,” Cycle Aware says. “A cycle lane that encourages more people to cycle, especially children, must continue through




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Defying gay ban Ned and Ted, Sharon and Karen – a Wellington church intends to defy the Presbyterian Church’s ban on conducting same-sex marriages. St Andrews on the Terrace says it finds the ban appalling and disturbing. The general assembly of the Presbyterian church of Aotearoa spent four days deliberating and announced its ban last week.

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SOCIAL WORKER: General Manager of Family Works Julia Hennessey. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

A job vacancy at a children’s home led to a lifetime of working with children for social worker Julia Hennessy. “I ended up there by fluke really, but I loved working with the young people,” she says. The Hataitai resident, who moved from Essex ten years ago, is now the general manager of Family Works for the lower North Island. “My staff know that I have done the hard yards and have had the hard conversations,” Julia says. Family Works operate throughout New Zealand providing social work and counselling services.

During her early days at the children’s home in the UK Julia says it was an interesting situation when she found herself temporarily running the home at the age of 21. The 12 kids all had chicken pox and because Julia had had it as a child she was the only permanent staff member that could work. One of the hardest parts of her job is when they cannot help as much as they would like to, she says. Julia says she and the Family Works team often see women bashed, fatherless families and upset kids. “Yes it’s a hard job but it’s also one of the most fantastic jobs in being able to support people to make

Mayor keen to track new fault Additional funding needs to be found for scientists to continue geological mapping of a newly discovered fault line in Wellington, according to Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Scientists say the two kilometre active fault, which tracks from Oriental Parade out into the har-

bor, could lead to an earthquake of up to 7.1 in magnitude. Mayor Wade-Brown says she is reassured that the cities building standards could handle the level of shaking that size quake could bring. “For the Capital’s resilience, preparedness and reassurance,

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AT FAULT: A new fault line has been discovered in Wellington harbor. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

for events and the better we can plan our urban design and infrastructure.” Mayor Wade-Brown says she would like to see further investment made in to the It’s Our Fault research programme. “It may be prudent to review the priorities of the programme especially in light of the discovery of the Aotea Fault,” she says. “The real value in this research is understanding the characteristics of the fault, so that new infrastructure built across the fault can be constructed with the best available knowledge of how this fault behaves.” She says Wellingtonians should not be too alarmed at the new fault and she is reassured that it does not increase the cities earthquake risk.  Should Wellingtonians stump-up to pay to track the new fault line discovered in the harbour? Email news@wsn. and let us know what you think

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Knick-knacks go walk-about in Roseneath By Sam Duff China and pottery plates, flower bowls, trinkets and bits and bobs have been mysteriously going missing from a Roseneath couples front door. The couple, who would like to stay anonymous, say they have contacted the police after being robbed seven

times since July. The first item to go missing was a presentation rose gifted to the husband and wife by friends. “We had it inside and that night I put it outside because it gets so warm in here,” she says. “The next morning I went to bring it inside and it was gone. “Because it was given to us by very special friends I went and replaced it and a week later it was gone as well.” Initially the couple, who moved to the area earlier this year, say they thought children may have been nicking their things but later thought it might be more serious. A pottery chook, pottery jug, terracotta doves, Chinese urn and

plates from Spain have also gone missing, they say. “We’re a bit brassed off,” she says. “It’s an intrusion into our space.” They watched the Spanish and Italian plates being made and then glazed so they have a sentimental value, as has a brightly-coloured plate from Jerusalem, she says. The most ironic item to have gone missing is a trinket gifted to the pair which is meant to ward off evil spirits. Many of the items were purchased from the couple’s travels overseas which makes it particularly upsetting, she says. The couple asks anybody that has seen the items to contact the Police.

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SENTIMENTAL VALUE: A Roseneath couple say somebody has been pinching things from outside their front door. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Constable Loretta Hunt-Tevaga says the possessions going missing from the Roseneath couple’s home is a one-off situation and it is quite unusual. “It’s really quite odd and it’s not normal,” she says. “They have done the right thing by contacting us.” Constable Hunt-Tevaga says her advice for home owners is to lock doors and windows, keeping valuables out of sight and to talk to neighbours.

People often leave X-boxes and big televisions on display, she says. “When you go away shut your curtains, turn lights on and let your neighbours know. “What we also like to encourage is neighbourhood support groups. “A lot of people don’t really know their neighbours.” The Roseneath case is currently under investigation by Police, Constable Hunt-Tevaga says.


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Wayne ditches the car

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Buses, bicycles and trains – an Island Bay resident has won an award for ditching his car and using more sustainable forms of transport. Wayne Buck usually drives to work in the CBD but decided to take part in the three week Spring to the Street competition. Wayne won the newbie prize in the competition for getting out of his car and using buses, cycling and walking instead. “When I heard about it I felt compelled to join up,” he says. “I agree with the idea of

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more sustainable transport for the people of our fine city and decided to challenge myself to be a part of it." During the competition, participants earned points for travels made using sustainable forms of transport. After years of driving Wayne rediscovered his love of cycling. “This was the first time I'd cycled to work in about 10 years, it was very enjoyable,” he says. “Walking was a challenge as I have a sore foot but I decided not to allow my injury to define what I do.”

“I also wanted to do more to get a bit fitter, lose weight and be happier, so it becomes a part of my decision to self-improve.” Spring to the Street is organised by Greater Wellington Regional Council. Wayne and his wife will enjoy a Martinborough wine tour from Tranzit Tours thanks to his efforts. He says he will continue walking, cycling and bussing to work in future. “I intend to keep it up – this is part of a lifestyle choice and a decision to be a better citizen.”


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A brain haemorrhage at the age of 16 changed the life of Kilbirnie artist Peter Zlatkoff forever. Peter, a former active sportsman, says he was in his classroom when he collapsed and spent the following month in a coma and the following ten years was spent getting his speech back. Peter, who does all his painting at Vincent’s Art Workshop, says his passion for painting came later when he had a go at painting at community college. During the years Peter, who moved from Hastings to Wellington in 1993, has gone from painting mainly scenery and landscapes to focussing on abstract pieces. “I have a passion for abstracts and for squares,” Peter says. “It’s my life.” His love of squares came about after a holiday to Greece in 2000 where he saw the squares on the apartment floor where he was staying. Peter says he came home and got to

work experimenting with squares. In 1998 Peter won the Telecom art award and a piece of his work was published on the front cover of the regions telephone books. His father Jim says Peter has given away many paintings throughout the years and has sold more than 60. Jim says when Peter, who is a selftaught artist, first started painting abstract drawings he did not understand what he was doing. “Those are something different,” he says. Jim says over time he came to appreciate Peter’s abstracts and says he likes how he balances all the various aspects of the paintings. “He is a passionate and very determined artist.” Jim says Peter has not yet been truly discovered as an artist and is looking for somebody to show off his art to the world.  To learn more about Peter’s art visit

Artrageous fun By Sam Duff Paint was flying, shaving foam was being thrown, and experiments were being made when the Cook Strait News visited the Artrageous School Holiday Programme in Mount Cook last week. Caroline McGlinchy says she and Alexsandra Alagh founded Artrageous five years ago. “It’s not your normal art class,” Caroline says. The programme is about

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Did you take an interest in the election and why or why not?

Jeanette McLaughlin, Miramar

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Lualala Millar, Newtown

“I certainly did. I think it’s your right to take an interest regardless of what you do.”

“Yes I did to get the country going good.”

“I got told by my brother to pick Annette King for Rongotai.”

Charanjit Singh, Wellington Central “I’m here on a student visa. What I heard from people is that Labour would be better because they would increase wages. I also heard National is better for migrants.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Vinayak Kalia, Wellington Central “It was good. I’m here for four years. National winning was good.”

Rodney, Kilbirnie “I’ve never voted in my life because they’re a bunch of b*****ds the lot of them.”

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Living wage has been positive Dear Ed, in response to Gek McGregor (September 29). I would like to address her concerns around the decision to pay the living wage to the lowest paid Council employees and the impact this might have on rates. I can report as just one example that since the parking wardens were bought back ‘in house’ earlier this year and paid

the living wage, that the Council has in fact saved money, with an increase in productivity, an increase in morale, zero staff turnover and excellent feedback from the public regarding the presentation, attitude and service provided by our team. In addition, we have been able to make modest adjustments to other wages to maintain relativity, without adding

significantly to costs. It is natural to feel some anxiety about changes in policy, but so far the results of the move to the living wage have been positive. Sarah Free, WCC Eastern Ward Councillor

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Residents of Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore have donated knitted peggy square blankets to a few lucky pups at the SPCA in Newtown. Kilmarnock recreation officer Annelize Steyn says residents knitted the blankets, which were handed over to staff from the SPCA on 29 September. “It’s a small donation towards a great cause,” says Annelize. SPCA operations manager Ros Alsford says all donations are highly appreciated, and fresh blankets are something they always need. “We have nearly 6,000 animals come through the centre each year, and we supply fresh bedding every day for a healthy and homely environment for the animals to sleep in, so having blankets is really important.” Annelize says the home has established a great relationship with the SPCA over the years, and volunteers visit the residents at Kilmarnock Heights Home about three times a week accompanied by a few furry friends. “They bring different animals each time and the residents absolutely love it. Not just the animals but the friendship the volunteers bring. Having contact with animals and people on a regular basis is very important.” Annelize says because Kilmarnock Heights Home encourages residents to interact with animals regularly, it sometimes leads to the animals becoming residents too. “One of our residents fell in love with a Chihuahua which came to visit from the SPCA, so we adopted Blossom, who now lives at the home.” This is the first time residents have donated

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Car parks on Ellice St Dear Ed, I would like the two ten minute parks at the bottom of Ellice Street near the Basin Reserve to be removed. They were needed when there were shops there but now there is just green space.

Removing them would improve vehicle access to Ellice Street and hence reduce congestion around the Basin Reserve. Judith Nathan, Mt Victoria

Frustrated by Weta parking Dear Ed, I saw the article in the Cook Strait News about Wellington car park changes (September 29). I've recently bought a house in Miramar near Weta workshop. Getting a park on the street in the evenings and weekends is not a problem, but during the working day the roads in the area (north end of Park Road, I’m on the corner of Park Rd and Revans Street) are

chocka with the cars of the Weta staff. It is often very hard to get a park even close to my house. I would propose one side of Revans St be made resident parking. I know I’m not the only one frustrated with this, I think this would be a popular change with the residents of the area. David H, Miramar

Wind needle iconic Dear Ed, It’s great that the council is going to fix the wind needle. It’s an iconic piece of wind sculpture in Wellington and I think it defines the city. Not a waste of money to repair it, essential! I'm actually disappointed that you seem

EASY STREET: Wellington City Council Transport and Urban Development Committee recently approved a plan that would impact on several local parks. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

to be promoting the notion that it is a waste of money. I would hope you'd be more positive with your outlook and really get behind its repair! Graeme Nicholls

Supporting the needle Dear Ed, as a ratepayer I totally support the repair and replacement of the wind needle. I have used it and enjoyed it for all the years it has been there and look forward to seeing it again. It is a great asset to Wellington's vibrant art scene. Terry Crayford

Waste of money Dear Ed, regarding the repair of the wind needle being a waste of money (October 6). There are people with huge problems in the whole of Wellington, being affected by earthquake issues in their own buildings and not being able to afford paying that. People who are retired and are not working any more, others with low incomes. This is waste of money that we are all paying for. Ana Santos

Cannot afford rates rise Dear Ed, to answer your question, ‘are you prepared to spend more of your cash?’ (September 22) the short answer is how can I? Where does the money come from? Echo of John Key. No increase in wages and a global reduction in wealth. So what do the council suggest hardworking, saving and stressed people do? Or is it they need a pay rise? Or they have some hair-brained super-duper ideas that they want to impose on the lives of Wellingtonians whether they like it or not! I would suggest they pick up on what needs to be done fi rst, then when the recession subsides look at new development. Common sense? Ian Fullarton

THANK YOU RONGOTAI My congratulations to Annette King on renewing her contract with Rongotai for three years.

Your support is appreciated.

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Photo: view of the crowd on Island Bay Beach, Wellington. Photo by Sydney Charles Smith in about 1930. Ref: 1/2-045879-G S C Smith Collection Alexander Turnbull Library.

Island Bay Seawall Have your say

Tell us your preferred option for managing coastal hazards in Island Bay for the long-term. • Information and online submission forms available at: Or you can: • email • visit our information hub at the Island Bay Community Centre, 137 The Parade • attend a public meeting at the Island Bay Baptist Church, 284 The Parade: – 6.30–8.30pm, Tuesday 14 October – 2–4pm, Saturday 18 October.

Submissions close 10 November. Authorised by Chris Finlayson, 32-34 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria


I would also like to personally thank the voters in Rongotai for giving National the highest Party Vote in 18 years.

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L·A·B·O·U·R Weekend You can’t beat Wellington on a good day! Safer boating

superb central waterfront location at Queens Wharf in front of their ticket office in the Meridian Building. There are up to 16 return sailings everyday out to Days Bay & Matiu Somes Island. In the weekends and public holidays (fine weather permitting), the ferries also You haven’t experienced Wellington YouYou haven’t experienced Wellington run Harbour Explorer Tours calling in haven’t experienced Wellington till you’ve sailed on the Ferry! Harbour till till you’ve sailed onthethe Harbour Ferry! Ferry! at Petone, Matiu Somes Island, Days Bay, you’ve sailed on Harbour Seatoun & Queens Wharf. These trips are very popular and quickly are becoming a ‘must do’ for visitors to the capital! The catamaran ferries carry up to 99 passengers and have a fantastic viewing You can’t beat Wellington on a good day! That’s what they say and there’s really no better way to see Wellington than from on board the Dominion Post East by West Ferries! The harbour ferries run from their

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from their open top decks. Inside the main cabin you can buy coffee, tea, snacks and icecreams as well as beer and wine from the bar onboard. The ferries are also available for evening charters with a range of different options. You won’t find friendlier crew than on the ferries, nothings a problem. So what are you waiting for?  Office 04 4991282 Daily status 04 494 3339 Timetable fares Metlink 04 801 7000

Once again spring is here with its mixed bag of weather, idyllic boating days and “best stay at home” days. In Wellington it can change between the two rapidly, which is why checking weather forecasts before you go boating, and watching the weather while you are out, is so important. Checking marine weather forecasts is also one of the 5 messages being promoted this year in the Safer Boating Week (17-24 October). Safer Boating week is a new initiative between Maritime NZ, Coastguard, Regional Councils and others to raise awareness of some key safety issues. The messages can be seen in the advert next to this. Greater Wellington will be assisting in this by doing free buoyancy testing of lifejackets. We cannot test inflatable lifejackets, although we can give you advice on how to check these yourself. On Saturday October 18 we will be next to the Man Coastguard container at the Mana Cruising Club launching ramp between 11am and 1 pm. On Sunday 19 October we will be by the Wellington Coastguard building near the public launching ramp in Evans Bay. Your lifejacket will get wet (in fresh water) Coastguard Boating Education are running a promotion with their courses, see their website  For more information, a boating safety pack or any other enquires about safety on the regions coastal contact us, office hours 04 830 4160 or email

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MINUTES WITH: Paris Hunt, 11

Cook Strait News Intern for the day

What would your last meal on earth be?

What’s one thing that you’ll never throw away?

What would you spend your last $100 on?

Any meal with my family.

My sketchbooks.

A lot of Marvel comic books.

Who are you inspired by? My Mum and Dad.

What was your best ever holiday? The holiday I had this year, we went to Disneyland in Anaheim.

Who would you love to have a meal with?

What’s next on your wish list?

Hugh Jackman.

Going to Paris, France.

What is your guilty TV pleasure?

What makes you smile?

What is one thing Cook Strait News readers would be surprised to know about you?

Baby animals, especially kittens and ducklings.

I can move my tiniest toe independently.

Big Bang Theory. I just love the combination of comedy and Sheldon.


Lest We Forget portrait display The names Alfred Douglas Dibley and Ernest Kilby maybe unknown to the residents of Island Bay today but their portraits will soon be posted-up around Wellington. Wellington – Lest We Forget will see life sized portraits of ten

Wellingtonians with a connection to World War One displayed throughout the area. The portraits will tell the story of the person in the portrait and will appear in the neighbourhood they grew up in from today.

About 100,000 New Zealanders left the country to participate in WWI between 1914 and 1918. For every ten who left, two were killed, four were wounded and four returned without physical injury.



Ernest stands up for his beliefs As other young New Zealanders went off to war, one Island Bay carpenter refused to fight and spent two years in prison for his beliefs. Ernest Kilby was born on June 17 1891 and was still a young man when war broke-out in 1914. As a member of the Brethen, a Christian religious sect that believed war was not the will of God, he did not enlist in the first half of World War One. In 1916, due to lack of volunteers, the New Zealand Government introduced military conscription. In December that year Ernest’s name was drawn, so he applied for an exemption on religious purposes. However the Brethen did not count as one of the sects where the members could be excused from military service so the state declared him fit and able to fight. Ernest refused to complete the form all new recruits had to fill out, as well as refusing to wear a

military uniform. With a sentence of two years Ernest was sent to Paparoa Prison Farm in 1917. When the war was over in 1919 the Government set up an advisory board to reassess the cases of the 273 men still in prison. The advisors found that 113 of these men had had genuine religious objections to military service, and should not be considered defaulters. They we r e r el e a s e d from prison with Ernest Kilby being one of them. Ernest Kilby went on to become a successful carpenter and a father. He died in 1977.


STANDING TALL: Island Bay soldier Ernest Kilby was a conscientious objector during World War One.


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Asthma and COPD are both conditions which affect the lungs and are frequently seen in New Zealand, with one in four children and one in six adults experiencing asthma. Most of us are familiar with the symptoms of asthma that include wheezing, coughing, (particularly during the night), chest tightness and sometimes gasping for breath. Some people have one or more of these symptoms most of the time, while others can get them suddenly, when they are having an ‘asthma attack’. It can be particularly distressing when these symptoms occur and it is important to try and understand what is happening, how to control them and how to prevent them from occurring. People with asthma have sensitive airways in their lungs and the illness is triggered when things such as dust mites and pollen cause breathing tubes to react and become tighter. Cigarette smoke, changes in air temperature, and other lung

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illnesses (e.g. bronchitis), can also trigger asthma. The tubes swell and mucus builds-up, making it harder for air to go in and out of the lungs and causing a whistle-like, wheezy, sound. Asthma can’t be cured, but people can lead a full life if they learn to avoid what triggers their asthma, understand their symptoms and use their medicines to keep the asthma under control. Helping people manage their asthma requires a team approach and Self Care pharmacists are part of that team. “We provide patients with advice about how their medicines work and the correct use of medicines (especially inhalers and spacers) according to their own particular asthma action plans, to get the best results”. The main types of asthma medicines are preventers, relievers and, symptom controllers. Preventers are important because they keep asthma under control. They reduce

swelling and mucus build-up in the breathing tubes. Preventers need to be used every day, even when you feel well. Relievers are for use during an ‘attack’, to open-up the tubes, relax tightened muscles and relieve symptoms. Symptom controllers relax airway muscles but do not affect swelling in the breathing tubes. Usually they are used every day, along with a preventer, but are not for acute asthma relief during an ‘attack’. By following their own action plans, people can balance the use of preventers, relievers and symptom controllers to keep their asthma under control, take action early during an asthma ‘attack’, to prevent more serious problems, and bring their asthma back under control. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is another, increasingly common, lung disease that shares many of the same symptoms as asthma. It can be mistaken for asthma, and sometimes people with

COPD can have asthma as well. COPD has different trigger factors and treatment requirements from asthma and unlike asthma, lung damage in people with COPD occurs steadily over time and is permanent. Cigarette smoking is the most common factor responsible for COPD and quitting smoking is the most critical factor in slowing the progression of COPD. Pharmacists provide smoking cessation advice, products, and encouragement to COPD sufferers wanting to ‘kick’ their smoking habits and improve their quality of life to manage COPD. Contact your Self Care pharmacist to find out more details and ask for a copy of the Self Care fact card on “Asthma”, “COPD” and “Quit Smoking”. Prepared by Pharmacy Self Care, Pharmaceutical Society of NZ Inc, Level 10, Grand Tower Arcade, 16-20 Willis Street, Wellington, 6142.

Pneumonia dangers Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in the lungs and is caused by bacteria, viruses or, rarely, fungi. Most cases of pneumonia are caused by bacteria, most commonly bacteria called streptococcus pneumonia but viral pneumonia is more common in children. Anyone can develop pneumonia but some groups are at greater risk: Babies and toddlers - particularly those born prematurely People who have had a recent viral infection - such as a cold or flu Smokers, people with chronic lung conditions, people with suppressed immune systems, people who drink excessive alcohol, patients in hospital and people who have had strokes. Pneumonia can develop when a person breathes in small droplets that contain pneumonia-causing organisms. It can also occur when bacteria or viruses that are normally present in the mouth, nose and throat, enter the lungs.

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Symptoms include: High fever, chills, shortness of breath, increased breathing rate, a worsening cough that may produce discoloured or bloody sputum (phlegm) and sharp chest pains – caused by inflammation of the membrane that lines the lungs. In babies and children, symptoms may be less specific and they may not show clear signs of a chest infection. Commonly they will have a high fever, appear very unwell, and become lethargic. They may also have noisy or rattly breathing, have difficulty with feeding and make a grunting sound with breathing. It is also possible for the skin, lips and nail beds to become dusky or bluish. This is a sign that the lungs are unable to deliver enough oxygen to the body. If this occurs it is vital to seek medical assistance straight away. Most cases of pneumonia can be treated at home. However babies, children, and people

with severe pneumonia may need to be admitted to hospital for treatment. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics, even if viral pneumonia is suspected as there may be a degree of bacterial infection as well. The type of antibiotic used and the way it is given will be determined by the severity and cause of the pneumonia.


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From the Reporters desk Every day our roving reporter Sam Duff breaks news and meets locals throughout the Eastern and Southern suburbs, from Lyall Bay beach to the cafes of Newtown. Each week he shares a few tales from his travels.

ON THE PAVEMENT: Braving the streets our Reporter is out and about each week talking to readers. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff



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Each week I spend my Monday morning standing on a footpath somewhere annoying the strangers that walk past, rain or shine. This is for our weekly Word on the Street segment where we try to ask an interesting question and hear what you, the readers, have to say. I try to get this done first thing in the week so I can file it away and forget about it. Anybody who has ever approached strangers in the street to take part in any sort of poll will understand it is not the most joyous job.

So with my camera round my neck and notepad in hand I head off, normally in a grumpy mood about having to come back to work after the weekend. But what always surprises me is how quickly that mood turns around after speaking to a couple of strangers. These are people I would have most likely have never spoken to and will probably never meet again. Some people seem to have the sunniest perspective on life and often make me realise that whatever is concerning me that particular day is not worth the worry. So my advice for this week is talk to strangers, say hi to the person next to you on the bus and chat with the sales assistant at Farmers. We are all human and they may put a smile on your face.
















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Youngsters hit the water By Sam Duff Look out Dean Barker and Russell Coutts – youngsters from Evans Bay are jumping into their boats and hitting the water. The Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club have launched children’s sail classes to get kids into the water. Head coach David Nalder says there have not been any kids learn-to-sail classes at Evans bay for several years. “They’re the future of the club,” David says. “They want to do what their Grandfathers and Fathers do.” David says the facilities at the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club are great so it would be a shame for families not to enjoy the space. Assistant coach Steve Holt says kids taking part in junior learn to sail programmes pickup boat skills, survival skills and they gain confidence in the water. A holiday programme, for kids aged nine to 12, was held at the club last week and regular Saturday morning classes are planned. Toby Hutchison, 12, says he enjoys sailing the boats by himself. “I really like how you can feel the wind in your hair and your face,” Toby says. Finn Vautier, 10, says he learned a lot from visiting the Kilbirnie pool where the kids capsized their boats and had to rectify the situation.  For more information on the Evans Bay Yacht Club visit

ON THE WATER: Finn Vautier, 10, and Toby Hutchison, 11, prepare for a sail. PHOTOS: Sam Duff

HIGH TIDE: Nathan Cornell, 10, and Joseph Friedlander, 9, are keen young sailors.

FUN RUN: Life insurance company Cigna have signed up as the new sponsors for the 2015 Wellington Round the Bays. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

GOOD FUN: Bella Redshaw-Nalder, 12, and Lili Hutchison, 9, get their boat ready.

Whipping round the landmarks The beehive, the cable car or what about Te Papa – Wellingtonians are being asked to test their knowledge of local landmarks for charity. The Great Wellington Hunt invites locals to use their knowledge about the area to solve clues and race teams to various landmarks around Wellington. Mount Cook resident Graeme Davidson says the idea came about while researching Wellington’s history. “I was born and raised in Wellington,” Graeme says. “A friend visiting from abroad was asking me about the city’s history and I

didn’t have the answers. “I did some research and it has evolved to become The Great Wellington Hunt.” Graeme says all entry fee proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish New Zealand, to make wishes come true for children with life threatening medical conditions. The Great Wellington Hunt will be held on Sunday November 2, outside the TSB Arena on Queens Wharf.  To register, email Graeme at graeme.

Sponsor signs-up for run Get your running shoes on – the annual Wellington Round the Bays is round the corner with a new sponsor in toe. Sport Wellington, the organisers of the event, has announced life insurance company Cigna will be the principal sponsors for next year’s Round the Bays. In 2014 almost 14,000 people took part in the event which kicks off at Frank Kitts Park and ends at Kilbirnie Park. In July it was announced Round the Bays, New Zealand’s third largest sport and recreation event would no longer be sponsored by AMI Insurance. Cigna CEO Lance Walker says Round

the Bays is a fantastic day of family fun which the company is delighted to support. “Round the Bays will be Cigna’s biggest sponsorship,” he says. “The event sits well with our commitment to support Kiwis in making good life decisions regarding their health, wellbeing and sense of security.” Sport Wellington CEO Phil Gibbons says there was an overwhelming response from organisations interested in sponsoring the event. Cigna Round the Bays will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015 with registrations opening on Monday November 3.

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Holding onto history

STORIES SHARED: Father John Mullis stands outside St Barnabas Church in Roseneath where a memorial wall has been erected. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

STRUCK DOWN: The Evans Bay wind needle was struck by lightning and has been taken down to be fixed. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

By Sam Duff As parishioners and Roseneath locals head into St Barnabas Church on Maida Vale Road they pass by a wall celebrating the lives of those who have come before them. In 2008, during the time the Church was undergoing upgrading and strengthening, members of the church decided a memorial wall, would be a welcome addition to the church, which is listed category two by the Historic Places Trust. The Friends of St Barnabas Committee now want to spread the word that locals are welcome to apply to have their loved ones, who may be interred elsewhere, memorialised on the wall. Committee member Garry Rudings, whose parents are memorialised on the wall, says his family started coming to St Barnabas in the mid-1950s, and his mother rarely missed a service in 40 years. Another person with a plaque on the wall is Claude Thomas

Cecil Watson, the founding editor of the Church and People newspaper. Father John Mullis says everybody memorialised on the wall has had an association with St Barnabas or the wider Roseneath community in some way. He says that the dedication service usually involves many family members and can be a very emotional and moving experience. “They don’t have to specifically have had a connection with the church,” he says. “It’s just another little way of keeping the community alive.” Garry says the plaques on the wall are available to any person with a connection to St Barnabas, or the wider New Zealand community. For more information anybody interested can contact any Friends of St Barnabas committee member, Church Warden, Vicar or email St Barnabas Anglican Church can be found at 15 Maida Vale Road in Roseneath.

Needle heads south With spectators in toe the iconic Wellington wind needle was removed from its home on Evans Bay last week. The needle, which was hit by lightning earlier this

year, will be repaired and returned to its site in due course. The Zephyrometer will head south to be fixed by Christchurch artist Phil Price.

 Hear what other readers have to say about the future of the wind needle on our letters to the Editor page. Email us at news@ to let us know what you think.

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