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Island Bay residents were asked if Andrew Little will do a good job.

NEW LEADER: Andrew Little, from Island Bay, was last week elected the new leader of the New Zealand Labour Party.

By Sam Duff Island Bay resident Andrew Little last week beat-off Wellington central MP Grant Robertson to become the new leader of the New Zealand Labour party. Mr Little, 49, has been in Parliament since he was elected at number 15 on the party list in 2011. The former head of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union

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Little wins top job (EPMU) lives in Island Bay with his wife Leigh, son Cam, Buddy the cat and Harry the dog. In 2011 and 2014 Mr Little contested the New Plymouth electorate, losing both times to National MP Jonathan Young. Rongotai MP Annette King says she expects Mr Little will do a good job as leader of the party. “He is a proven leader,” she says. “He

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led when he was at university, he led when he was at the EPMU and he came into caucus and he has been prepared to listen, learn and contribute. “He will be quite a hard person for John Key to beat.” Asked whether Mr Little needs to win an electorate seat, such as Rongotai, to make a good leader, Mrs King says the short answer is no. Continued on page 2

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Pam Bremford from Unichem Kilbirnie Pharmacy was busy preparing her window display when the Cook Strait News visited last week. “We have had a ball decorating the Christmas trees,” she says. “We did it because it makes us all feel good and marks the turn of the seasons.” About 20 businesses in Kilbirnie are taking part in the competition, which is part of the Christmas comes to Kilbirnie promotion, Pam says. “For businesses it’s an opportunity to transform our shops,” Pam says. “Christmas is an important season for everybody. Pam says she hopes to win the best window display and will be keeping an eye on the competition. “I can’t wait to see what Cartridge World put in because I’ve heard heaps about theirs. Scheherazade’s is also looking good.” Cook Strait News readers can vote on which Kilbirnie business they think has the best display. See details on page 6.

New Labour leader from Island Bay Continued from page 1 By Sam Duff “He is number one on the party list and he needs to be able to spread himself across New Zealand,” she says. Mrs King says those with big political responsibilities, such as the Prime Minister, have little time for an electorate so it will be important for Mr Little to focus on the leadership. Asked if she would retire to make room for Mr Little to win Rongotai, Mrs King says she has not yet talked about retirement. “When and if I talk about retirement the seat would be vacant and would be open

for any candidate to put their name in.” Mrs King says Rongotai voters want a hands-on and engaged MP who shows up to schools, sports games and community events. The Cook Strait News hit the streets of Island Bay to ask locals how they think Mr Little will do in the job. Kevin Tauroa says the only reason Mr Little got the job was because of the unions. “He didn’t even have the backing of Labour,” he says. “He didn’t even win his electorate.” Nina Terpstra says she is a Labour supporter but does not know much about Mr Little.

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Monday November 24, 2014 CONFUSED LOCALS: Strathmore Park residents Sue MacKay, Rochelle Smith, Lance Young and Ray Cook are upset about their community opshop closing down. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Anger surrounds opshop closure By Sam Duff A group of Strathmore Park residents are upset and confused about why their popular community opshop was closed down without warning. The Cook Strait News was last week contacted by a number of concerned locals who say they were not informed of the closure of the Glamis Avenue site, which occurred in October. The Strathmore Park Community Centre, which is governed by the Strathmore Park Community Board, ran the opshop and have placed a sign on the window saying a satellite community centre will be opening soon. Local resident Lance Young says nobody in the community knows anything about why the opshop closed down. “The opshop did some social good for the community as well as just being an opshop,” Lance says. “Lots of people from the area donated to the opshop and it benefitted everyone.” Long-time resident Sue MacKay says she found out about the closure when she went to visit the opshop. “They (the community board) have taken away the pleasure and turned it

into pain,” she says. When contacted by the Cook Strait News, the community board had a spokesperson release a statement. The spokesperson says the board understands it is an upsetting issue for the community to see the opshop close. “The board recognises all the hard work that the staff and volunteers did for the opshop.” Rising costs meant the opshop was no longer a viable funding opportunity from when the site’s lease runs out in December. “However nothing has been set in stone yet,” the spokesperson says. “The board has until the end of December to know what happens with that space.” “They are looking now for alternative opportunities for the community in that space.” Richard MacLean, from Wellington City Council, says for the 2014/15 financial year council supported the community board to run the community centre with $47,847 to run programmes and activities. The council had a funding application from the community board in the October funding round for the Social

and Recreation Fund to establish a new project at the former opshop to deliver services such as budgeting and health services, Richard says. He says officers did not recommend funding because there seemed to be no other agency support for the services. Rochelle Smith, who works at the Strathmore Bakery and Café, says the community centre already provides services so wonders why a satellite centre is needed. “I’m getting really angry because we don’t want that,” she says. “We want our opshop back.” Strathmore Park resident Ray Cook says the opshop and its latest manager did an amazing service for the community. The manager organised for clothes to be sent to Tonga after a hurricane, gave clothes to people in social housing, sold fresh eggs at cost and much more, Ray says.  Should the Strathmore Park Community opshop have been closed down and replaced with a satellite community centre? Email news@wsn.co.nz and let us know what you think.

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Local café in the running By Sam Duff

RAISING CASH: Wellington East Girls teacher Kate Potter is holding a fundraiser for Shakti, a migrant women’s refuge. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Class inspires teacher to fundraise By Sam Duff A sociology class project on social action led to a teacher from Melrose being so inspired by her class that she wanted to do something special of her own. Kate Potter, from Wellington East Girls, says she was moved by the projects her class developed for an achievement standard on social action. One girl who lives at the Newtown flats tried to get her neighbours to enrol to vote while others held fundraisers, Kate says.

“I thought I could do something too,” she says. Kate, who used to live in India, says she wants to raise cash and awareness for international migrant women’s refuge, Shakti. “You just start to feel a sort of wanting to make some sort of contribution to people who are working really hard in a different area.” Women on the Move, which will involve and art auction, book sale and musicians is at Baobab Café in Newtown on November 27 from 7pm till 10pm.

A chocolate and beetroot cake is behind a Lyall Bay café being voted into the finals of the New Zealand Café of the Year competition. Elements in Lyall Bay is one of 18 finalists from throughout New Zealand, with the winner being announced on December 3. This is the second year the café has been in the finals of the competition. Scott Barrett, who has owned Elements for the past ten years with wife Nicola, says the café’s staff worked hard on getting customers to try the dish and vote on it. “They were quite chuffed with getting into the finals because they worked really hard on it,” Scott says. If Elements win the competition, which is decided by mystery judges visiting the various establishments, then a celebration would be in order, Scott says. “Alcohol would probably be

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IN TO WIN: Owner of Elements Café in Lyall Bay Scott Barrett with the eateries chocolate and beetroot cake. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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working at Elements. “I’m one of those lucky people – I get up in the morning and love what I do.” Asked what the future may hold Scott says it could possibly involve buying another café next year. “We’re quite relaxed about the future so it will unfold.”

SUNLIGHT: Teacher Peter Holmstead with students Tamrah Titcombe, Logan Sullivan and Eli Martin. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

Houghton Valley School will be embracing the power of the sun after they were selected for a solar panel installation by Genesis Energy. Teacher Peter Holmstead and his year six class put together a music video and attached it to their Schoolgen application. After missing out last year Peter says the school was told to fancyup its application a little bit. “I wrote a song and the kids worked out how they wanted to sing it,” he says. Soon enough the school was shortlisted and representatives from Schoolgen made a visit to see check out the school site and hear the song, Solar Power, performed live by the HVS Crew.

Students Logan Sullivan and Tamrah Titcombe sang and acted in the video while computer-wizz Eli Martin edited the content. Peter says the solar panels will be a great addition to Houghton Valley School as they are an Enviroschool. As well as the usual kerbside recycling, they currently have worm-farms, composting, community gardens and chickens. Eli says it felt pretty good when the school found out they were one of the six Wellington schools that had won. “It was fun making the music video as well,” he says. “It makes our image as an Enviroschool better.” “It also makes the power bill cheaper so we can spend money on cool things like computers.”

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From 24th November Unichem Kilbirnie Pharmacy will have a Christmas Tree all decorated. BIG SMILE: Charlie Shaw, 3, with his drawing.

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By Sam Duff Miramar Central Kindergarten has some proud artists in its midst whose work was last week displayed at the Miramar Library. Teacher Nicky Mein says the art works produced for the exhibition were part of a five week art unit at the kindergarten. The kids were excited when they saw their art on display, she says. “They thought it was really good,” Nicky says. “A lot of them couldn’t find it initially but when they did they were very happy.” Nicky says it was up to the students what they wanted to create. “A lot of it is that they like what a friend has done so they try it out themselves,” she says. “Their creative side comes out.” A house made from a yoghurt container, Olaf from the movie Frozen and various self-portraits were just a few of the pieces created.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What fills you with happiness and why?

Christine Raki-Noanoa, Lyall Bay

Kate Lash, Roseneath

Catherine Dunn, Hataitai

“Time with family. It’s just nice I guess.”

“Being at our family bach, which is our special place, with family and friends.”

“Blues skies and the bush. It just gives me joy. I get on my mountain bike or go for a run and my day goes from a two out of ten to a nine out of ten.”

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 samduff@wsn. co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

John Crainic, Kilbirnie

Darcy Smith, Melbourne

“Alcohol and a pretty face because I’m a hopeless romantic.”

“Walking down this street, (Bay Road, Kilbirnie) because I’ve come home after 40 years in Australia.”

Adam Tatterson, Lyall Bay “Living by the beach and surfing. It sets me free from everyday life.”

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Dear Ed, the historic brick wall in Ira Street (November 17) should not be threatened or ‘cut into’ by developers. It should be preserved as it is a part of Miramar’s history. Patricia Franklyn

Dear Ed, the brick wall (November 17) should be left alone. I remember the brick works. I live just round the corner in Argentine Ave. In our neighbourhood, we all have bricks round our sections and a pile of them behind the garage. They

Should be able to cut into wall were there when I bought the house at 22 years of age. They are handy for anchoring the lid on the bin so the wind won’t blow it away. In the 40s I lived in Bentinck Ave. Memories abound. Please leave the wall alone! Jane Page (abridged)

Dear Ed, I have lived in Ira Street for over 20 years. I think people should be able to remove the wall to access their property. I would like to think if I was fortunate enough to build a home there that I was able to park outside my home too. Luci Boldarin, Miramar

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Peter Moffat (NZ Fire Service) is been thanked for his presentation.

Students have been exposed to different jobs as the annual Careers Day took place at Evans Bay Intermediate School on Wednesday the 19th. From firefighter to archaeologist, 10 speakers explained which skills were needed to do their job and gave details on their work experience and career pathway. Syndicates rotated around five venues to listen, interact and get inspired by those workers. Anna Dudley, who works at Wellington airport, presented the roles and duties of an Aviation Security Officer. “I explained what we do and what is a day in the life of an officer”, said Dudley who recalls been a student who couldn’t sit still. Constable Aaron Dann described the varieties of opportunities offered in the Police. “I spoke about the jobs that you can do after two years of duty on the front line,” he said. For year 8 student Isabelle Farquhar, those presentations were all different

and that’s what she liked: “They were all unique, and even if there was no architect, which is what I want to be in the future, I liked their presentation.” During the same week, EBIS students completed self-awareness activities and identified their personality type, interests and subject likes to determine a possible career pathway. Ed Trotter, EBIS assistant principal who organised the careers week, said the main goal is to set the ‘wheels in motion’ before students enter secondary school. “Today students got to ask questions and obtain direct answers from workers who shared different job experiences. Students identified which essential skills broached all career areas and how these skills can be developed further in a career pathway. This helps create greater awareness for students when selecting subjects at secondary school.”


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with success comes FAMILY AFFAIR: Wayne and Irma Peterson, back, have joined Meita, Tony and little Apollo at Caffe Italia in Berhampore.

ALL SMILES: It is all about the family atmosphere at Café Italia and South Wellington Seido Karate in Berhampore.

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Exciting changes in store Local hot-spot Caffe Italia in Berhampore will be going through some major changes to allow owners Tony and Meita to spend more time in the ever popular and growing South Wellington Seido Karate. After eight years in business, they are bringing in new operators to expand hours and menu options, and will soon be starting with a dinner buffet, with staples like pork ribs, roast meats as well as various salad options (full details to follow in our next issue) . ” We have always had to

close the doors at 6pm so that I could continue teaching through to 8pm,” Tony says. “The cafe always suffered slightly as I couldn't dedicate 100 per cent of my time in there, plus with the doors closing at 6pm, a lot of the public didn’t know that we cater for adults as much as we do kids. “But now with Wayne and Irma we have yet another husband and wife team with a huge passion for food and a tremendous wealth of experience in the industry. “We have always been very grateful to our regulars and

the support given by many as our family and dojo have grown. “We have no doubt that our new look will bring even more people in” Tony says the concept has always been combining karate with the café. “One compliments the other,” he says.

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You can’t beat Wellington on a good day! That’s what they say and there’s really fice in the Meridian Building. no better way to see Wellington than There are up to 16 return from on board the Dominion Post East sailings everyday out to Days by West Ferries! Bay & Matiu Somes Island. The harbour ferries run from their In the weekends and pubsuperb central waterfront location at lic holidays (fine weather Queens Wharf inexperienced front of their ticket of- permitting), the ferries also You haven’t Wellington run Harbour Explorer You haven’t sailed experienced Wellington tillYouyou’ve onWellington the Harbour Ferry! haven’t experienced till Tours calling in at Petone, till you’ve sailed on the Harbour Ferry! you’ve sailed on the Harbour Ferry! Matiu Somes Island, Days Bay, 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 Up to 16 return sailings daily between from their open top decks. Queens Wharf / Matiu Somes Island / Days Bay

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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?  www.eastbywest.co.nz Office 04 4991282 Daily status 04 494 3339 Timetable fares Metlink 0800 801 700

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Enjoy the ambience of dining amongst the vines in the courtyard at Coney Wines’ vineyard restaurant where you can experience café cuisine matched with awardwinning Coney wines.

During Safer Boating Week, Greater Wellington Harbour’s staff tested 250 lifejackets, checking their condition and testing buoyancy. Fifteen failed to meet the standard, either due to loss of buoyancy or physical damage. Some of these were good quality, and appeared to be in good condition, proof that appearances can be deceiving. Groups or individuals can contact us for more information on lifejacket testing. GW recently issued two infringement notices for breaches of the Navigation and Safety Bylaws, both to recreational boat skippers and involved incidents with large ships. One launch owner had failed to check his navigation lights were operating and he was almost invisible to a ship approaching him from astern. Careful use of radar and observation by the ship’s crew meant

they avoided him in the dark. The second incident was an experienced kayaker, watching for shipping, who became distracted fixing gear on his kayak and failed to notice how close a large container ship had come to him. The container ship had difficulty seeing the kayak and took last minute avoiding action, not easy in a large ship. In both cases the smaller vessel thought they were clear of the ship, however speed of large vessels can be deceptive and the view from the bridge can be affected by cargo and the bridge location. Small boats can disappear from sight while still 200 metres away from the ship. Going astern of large ships is generally recommended.  Contact GWRC Harbours: harbours@ gw.govt.nz , ph 830 4160 or www.gw.govt. nz/harbours

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Cellar Door & Restaurant Re-opening 1st weekend of October Order now from the great selection of fine wine available online.

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2014 Enjoy a cruise

Scavengers at the ready for Wellington’s Anniversary Weekend Ice cream taste testing, alien invaders, snorkel whispers and a banana piano were just some of the madcap challenges facing scavengers in the 2014 hunt. Over 2,000 eager participants filled Wellington’s waterfront to crack clues, solve mysteries and win some great prizes and this Anniversary weekend on Sunday 18 January, the exciting day out is back. “Families can look forward to all the favourite Scavenger Hunt festivities, now in its sixth year and part of Wellington’s Summer City programme,” says Capital E’s director, Stuart Grant. “New elements, like the short and long courses introduced in 2014 were really popular and we’re excited about bringing them back.” Every clue solved leads to a popular waterfront attraction where mental, physical or downright hair-brained activities await. A unique stamp is added to each successfully completed destination and, at the end of the hunt, is automatically entered in the draw to win the ultimate prize pack. “Along the way you’re bound to come across one of Capital E’s zany characters who are always happy to lend a helping hand (or not!) to puzzle out the clues.” Celebrating all things Wellington,

We offer you memorable cruising on the beautiful Whanganui River. Our PS Waimarie is truly New Zealand’s premier Heritage experience. Feel the history as our ancestors plied the Whanganui River aboard Paddle steamer Waimarie, New Zealand’s last true paddle steamer (est.1900), still coal fired and still steam powered. On board you will find covered and open decks, comfortable saloons, licensed bar and cafe. Meet the legendary Mr Alexander Hatrick, original owner of this magnificent

scavengers are encouraged to dress up as something beginning with the letter W for the annual best dressed parade. During the Lunchtime Extravaganza under the sails, the lucky winners, decided by the audience, go home with some fantastic prizes donated by popular destinations around the city. “The Great Scavenger Hunt has always been, and still is, a really fun and enjoyable way for the whole family to discover and is New Zealands only coal fired Paddle Steamer. explore Wellington’s waterfront.” Join us on trip up the Whanganui River and experience a 114 year old steam boat. Throughout December Capital E Visit the engine room and stoke a little coal, Central will be transforming into Wishful or the galley for a drink and a light snack Woodland for a goodwill extravaganza, with the fantastic charity, Foster Hope. Call us on 063471863 You’ll find plenty to do and explore in CUSTOMER: KAPITI TOURS PROOF TIME Email: Info@riverboats.co.nz this festive wonderland complete with REP ID: C143Or visit www.Riverboats.co.nz LAST RUN: Christmas ‘giving’ trees, a magical way to SIZE: donate every day items to Foster Hope.  Wishful Woodland is open Mon-Sat from 1 to 24 December at E Central, 4 Queens Wharf; entry is free of charge. The Great Scavenger Hunt is on Sunday 18 January from 10am-4pm; entry by gold coin donation. Begin your hunt at Capital E Central, 4 Queens Wharf. You can download your map at www. capitale.org.nz or pick one up from E Central on the day. An alternate wet Kaikoura enjoys one of the most breathtaking locations of any town in New Zealand, clinging to the sculpted edge of the weather day is scheduled for Monday Pacific Ocean below spectacular jagged mountain peaks often 19 January. brilliantly tipped with snow.

Paddle Steamer Waimarie

Enjoy this outstanding environment from the comfort of the premium Kaikoura apartments. The Fairways offers luxury one and two bedroom apartments and studios to cater to parties of all sizes. Fully self contained apartments allow you to self cater and sample the delicacies of the Kaikoura Coast from the serenity of your apartment.

To find out more or to make bookings visit www.thefairways.co.nz or call +64 3 319 3055

old lady. Send a pigeon message back to the Riverboat Centre. Stoke the fire that heats the boiler to drive the two great paddle wheels. View the pictorial screenings of life on the Whanganui River and enjoy tea, coffee, a beer or a wine as you cruise, surrounded by true New Zealand Heritage. Even the crew are dressed for the occasion.  Please contact us with your personal requirements so that we can offer you our very affordable pricing options.

Visit & Experience Parliament

Take a free tour with a professional guide who will show you the historic buildings, stunning art collection and talk you through the parliamentary process. Art Tours run monthly, private Tours for groups are run on request and need to be booked in advance. For bookings and tour information: P: 04 817 9503 6/11/2014 1:12:45 p.m. E: tour.desk@parliament.govt.nz 12/19/14 • www.parliament.nz

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MINUTES WITH: Amanda Elliot

SERVICE DIRECTORY

Owner of New World Island Bay

What would your last meal on earth be?

What would you spend your last $100 on?

Oysters, whitebait and a rack of lamb.

Depends if I was dying (bottle of wine and some gourmet nibbles) or going broke (lotto).

Decorators

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

Restoration

We specialize in repairs and extensions to old homes.

My grandmother’s 50th ruby anniversary ring.

Over 20 years of NZ building industry experience.

We also do concrete work, ceilings, floors including timber, roofing & more.

Who are you inspired by?

CALL DION (Licensed Building Practitioner) TODAY FOR A FREE ON-SITE QUOTE (Greater Wellington District) – Call to arrange.

My Dad.

021 250 2872 • colonialrestoration.co.nz

What is your guilty TV pleasure?

Drycleaners

Let us lighten the load!

Graham Norton.

• Stain removal • Press only • Wedding dresses • Curtains • Duvets • Water proofing • Repairs/Alterations • Delicate silks • Hydro carbon drycleaners

What was your best ever holiday?

Who would you love to have a meal with?

Mexico in 2011.

Cameron Diaz – she seems like she’d be a laugh.

What makes you smile?

What's on your Christmas wish-list?

Another smile.

A peaceful day with the family.

Pet Week of the

Meet Buddy...

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Experienced in all aspects of customised design to create your perfect space! My service is all about you!

Hi, my name is Buddy and I have just celebrated my very first ever birthday! I am a cross between a schipperke, little fellas from Belgium, and a papillon, a breed of spaniel. I love to take walks on the beach and I also love walks at the dog park. My interests include chasing balls at the beach and playing with other dogs. I have a lot of energy and I am very social, my best mates are Freddy and Lulu. My parents say I am very loving, energetic and curious.  Do you think your pet is super cute and needs to be shared with Cook Strait News readers? Email your pet’s name, what it enjoys doing along with a picture to news@wsn.co.nz and your little-one may be the next pet of the week.

We’re open 24/7 and deliver to your do or s tep

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KAREN DELEHANTY Interior Designer

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Car Experts

Willis Drycleaners - Main City Store 171 Willis Street, Wellington | Ph: 04 3847 008 Willis Drycleaners - Cable Car Lane 280 - 284 Lambton Quay | Ph: 04 472 2127 Willis Drycleaners - Kilbirnie Store 31 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington | Ph: 04 387 8990 www.willisdrycleaners.co.nz Drop off and pick up shop in Kilbirnie • FREE parking outside the Kilbirnie Willis Drycleaners on Bay Road as well as parking in the Warehouse Stationary car park on Onepu Road

Kitchen Specialist

• Custom Design Kitchen Specialists-Cabinetry & all interior Joinery • High quality workmanship by qualified craftsmen • 3D colour drawings and plans available • Trusted & reliable • Family owned & operated • Servicing Miramar & surrounding areas over 15 yrs • All products & workmanship guaranteed Call today to arrange a friendly consultation. PH 04 380 8261 Factory & Showroom 3/132 Park Rd, Miramar Wellington

Glass and Joinery Services

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Keeping cars safe on our roads for over 17yrs Complete auto service & repairs ALL makes and models - WOF's Come in & see Carl & our crew or call us to book: Ph 3881857 Hours of Operation : Mon - Fri 7:30am - 6:00pm 91 Para St, Miramar www.thelocalgarage.co.nz

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14 Monday November 24, 2014 LETTERS to the editor Keep the Mount Vic swing Dear Ed, as an occasional visitor to Wellington (and being over 60 years old), I like to use the swing (November 17), and so does my daughter who lives here. If a ‘woman in her mid-20s’ is stupid enough to stand on the seat, she deserves what she got. That’s Darwinism in action. Why should the stupid behaviour from one or two persons affect the rest of the city (and tourists)? Do you ban filleting knives

because they can give you nasty cuts? A warning sign in a few languages should be all that is needed and a regular safety inspection by the local authorities. The swing allows for a unique sensation of flying over the city. Let it be this way and let people use their common sense. The branch did not fail, the swing did not fail. The person failed. Roland Kaegi, Brisbane

Saddened by church closure Dear Ed, I was disappointed to read in the Cook Strait News (Nov. 3) that St Cuthbert’s Church is being sold. As a family (the Inghams) the five of us all went to Sunday school and bible class and took our first communion there. During the war it was our main socializing venue. I suppose if all the people have already moved to St Thomas’s,

there nothing to be said. We lived in Berhampore from 1933 until 1949, when we moved to the Hutt. Life was very different then and it was hard at first to deal with trains. I hope everyone will come to terms with what has happened but it is still sad to see it Joy Townley (Ingham)

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.

Art raises money Wellington art group ARTrove hosted an art fundraiser last week to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation. The Asteron Life Centre opposite Wellington Railway Station showcased the work of 15 Wellington artists, with a portion of each artwork sale going towards the foundation.

From the Reporter’s desk With the announcement last week that Andrew Little, a resident of Island Bay, is the new leader of the Labour party it may have marked the beginning of the end for Annette King’s political career. Mrs King, an incredibly popular local MP, has been in parliament since she was roped into the house in 1984. Having been the MP for Rongotai since the seat was created in 1996, rumours have been doing the rounds that Mrs King will look to make her exit from politics this term. The fight for Rongotai will then likely come down to councillor Paul Eagle, who was Mrs King’s campaign manager at the election,

and Mr Little, who as the new party leader would have first dibs on the seat. Mr Little is just the second ever major New Zealand political party leader, after Don Brash, to hold that position despite not holding an electorate seat. Having already lost in New Plymouth at the last two elections it will be interesting to see if he makes a play for Rongotai, his home electorate. So will Mrs King make an early exit from the house to make room for Mr Little or will she hold-on until 2017? Only time will tell.  Email news@wsn.co.nz and let us know what you think.

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Community Carols

Island Bay Combined Churches welcome you to Community Carols, Sunday 7 December, St Hilda’s Church, 311 The Parade, IB. 4.30pm Games/sausage sizzle; 5.45pm Carols.

Brooklyn Community Market

Saturday 29 November 9:30am – 1pm. Brooklyn Community Centre, 18 Harrison St. Great stalls with gifts for Christmas. Kindergarten Calendars for sale featuring historic Brooklyn pictures. Details online: www.brooklyncommunitycentre.org.nz SUPPORTED BY

St Anne’s Market

Saturday November 29, 10am - 2.00pm. Ethnic foods, craft, bric-a-brac, clothes & plants and a FREE Zumba class included! St Anne’s Church Hall, Emmett St, Newtown. For stall enquiries call: Suzy 027-201 6493.

Be in to win! History

A life worth living at

Kilmarnock Heights Home Kilmarnock Heights Home is vibrant, welcoming and inviting from the moment you walk through the door. Here, you’ll be supported to maintain your independence and continue with your hobbies, interests and passions. A highlight for many residents is the social life - as well as enjoying the company of others at a similar stage of life, residents get involved in organising daily happenings and special events. At Kilmarnock Heights Home we can offer rest home care and short term respite, as well as a day guest programme for people living in the community. Call Kilmarnock Heights Home on (04) 380 2034 to find out more. Email enliven@psc.org.nz Call 0800 36 54 83 (that’s 0800 ENLIVEN) or Visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz

In 1888 John Castle opened his own chemist after working for Mr Richard Ayres (one of the first apothecaries and botanic chemists in the capital), and passing his final pharmacy examinations. John and his brothers, Fred and George, became chemists and subsequently five of John’s seven children also became chemists, each opening a chemist store around Wellington. Eventually there were five pharmacies in the Castle group. Between 1920–1950 Mona Castle kept scales at the chemist for weighing local Newtown babies. Ray and Santi Bhikha owned and operated the pharmacy from 1979 to 2013. In 2013 they sold the pharmacy to Shahlaa Al Salih. Ray and Santi continue to play important roles in running the pharmacy today. When you visit the shop, you will notice we have retained the Victorian interiors. We invite you to step into the pharmacy to experience the warm ambience and décor.

The raffle is set to be drawn on Monday the 15th of December entry for the raffle is with every purchase you will gain a ticket. (conditions apply)

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Christmas Celebration! 5th-6th of December 10% off in the store (Conditions apply)

20% off jewellery

Thank you for supporting your local pharmacy and we wish you a Merry Christmas Open Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am-6pm | Tues 9am-6pm | Sat 9.30am-12.30pm 139 Riddiford St, Newtown. Ph 389-4600 Fax: 389-4655


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Community comes together By Sam Duff A Strathmore Park community came together last week for a family fun afternoon, with sausages, basketball and even a bouncy castle added-in for good measure. Wellington City Council community and neighbourhood advisor Bessie Fepulea’i says the afternoon of fun for Kekerenga Street was organised by council, local Police and other social organisations. “It’s a big celebration of different organisations where everyone can come out and see each other in the neighbourhood,” she says. “A lot of stuff happens down the

bottom of the hill so we had a lot of people say ‘why don’t you do stuff at the top of the hill?’” The reason for the fun afternoon was to bring the community together, Bessie says. “There’s been a lot of negative stuff come out of Strathmore so if we get everyone to have ownership of their neighbourhood then they will feel safer.” Members of the Hurricanes and the Saints basketball team joined in the fun on the afternoon. The celebration was also to pay tribute to a recent effort to clean up the Rangitatau Reserve and in particular the clean-up of several World War Two defensive bunkers

which had been heavily tagged. “The Rangitatau Reserve has some truly brilliant views over Cook Strait and the Lyall Bay area – so getting rid of the tagging, especially, has removed an ugly blot on the landscape,” Bessie says. Young offenders on probation worked alongside locals and the council to clean the reserves and get rid of the tagging. “We know there are a lot of locals – and Corrections probation workers – who now have a strong sense of ownership of the reserve. “They want it to keep looking good.”

BIG SMILES: A Strathmore Park boy is given a sausage by Constable Patsy Little. PHOTOS: Sam Duff SHOOTING HOOPS: Tiani Leota, 8, tests out her basketball skills.

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Preparing for the Scorchers By Sam Duff Triathletes from throughout the country are preparing to swim, run and bike their way around Scorching Bay in the annual Scorching Triathlon Series. Rebekah Speirs, from Island Bay, says she is getting ready to take part in the fun and relaxed series, which is made-up of six events between November and April. “I just like being outdoors and I like the atmosphere,” she says. “I enjoy spending time with friends when we take part in triathlons.” Rebekah says she has taken part in lots of scorcher events and a few years ago competed in the world champs for her age group in Auckland. Rdo triathlons are really WO “People who D outgoing and normally quite friendly.” RACE READY: Island Bay resident Rebekah Speirs Originally from the United Kingis gearing-up for the Scorching Triathlon series. CRAZED - 32 words. Ace, dom, Rebekah saysaced, sheacre, didacred, her adze, first PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff

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Students of Fiona Haines Dance Academy were not late for an important date, coming together for a full dress rehearsal ahead of their end of year production – Alice in Wonderland. triathlon about seven years ago. The end of year production comes “It was something I always wanted after a fantastic year for exam results at to do,” Rebekah says. the academy, with senior student Ella “It’s not out of reach for the ordinary Williams accepted to train full time with person,” she says. “If you put in some the New Zealand School of Dance next work and do some training you can year. She is set to play the Cheshire Cat get there.” in the production at the end of the month. Asked what her advice would be to Main characters will be played by anybody considering having a go at Georgia Hoggarth (Alice), Maiya triathlons, Rebekah says to just go out Shiraiwa and India Gee (White Rabbit), and have some fun. Brooke Carpenter (March Hare), and “I would just say go for it, you don’t Nancy Lewis (Mad Hatter). Cards will need to have fancy equipment. be played by Amber Bird, India Shackel, “It’s a nice way to mix three outdoor and Shriya Solanki. sports and it’s quite active. Dancers involved range from the age “If you want to take it further there of three to 18, and are from both Karori are always lots of options.” and Brooklyn studios. All will display Rebekah says she is not heading an exciting and entertaining production into the Scorcher series with any of ballet, jazz and hip hop for all ages. time goals. The performance will be held on Sunday, November 30 at the Memorial ANSWERS NOVEMBER 21 ISSUE  To find out more about the ScorchTheatre in Kelburn. Sessions will be ing Triathlon Series visit tri.scorch12pm Across: 1 Steer, 4 Bolt from the blue, 14 Steps, 15 Patch, 16 and 3pm. ing.co.nz

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