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The helmets were on, but the Lycra was nowhere to be seen in Miramar last week as Holy Cross School cut the ribbon on their new cycle track. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown was one of the first to jump on a bike and try out the new track, which is one of three constructed at primary schools throughout Wellington. West Park School and Karori West Normal School are the other two schools which were chosen by Wellington City Council to pilot the Bikes in Schools programme. Each school received a package, valued between $30,000 and $45,000, which included 50 bikes, helmets for every student, purpose-built tracks, bike storage and skills training. Continued on page 2
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Continued from page 1 The Council’s Bikes in School’s programme is based on an initiative launched by Prime Minister John Key in 2010. Council also worked alongside the Bike On New Zealand Charitable Trust. Cardinal John Dew blessed the Holy Cross School cycle track at the ceremony, which was attended by various city councillors, students and parents. Mayor Wade-Brown says she wishes other cycle projects were as easy to complete as the Bikes in Schools programme, alluding to the on-going cycleway debate. Bikes in Schools means Wellington students will be healthier and more independent, she says. “Modern cities offer children opportunities for daily exercise and recreation. This is essential to challenge increasing obesity.” Speaking at the ceremony last week, Mayor Wade-Brown asked for any students aged less than 12 to raise their hands. “I learnt to cycle at the age of 12,” she told the crowd. “Now, you will all be better cyclists than the Mayor because you learnt to ride when you were younger.” Holy Cross School Principal, Celeste Hastings, says the opening of the cycle track was a day the school had dreamed of. “The most important thing is that the
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RIBBON CUT: Wellington City Mayor Celia Wade-Brown and students from Holy Cross School in Miramar cut the ribbon on their new bike track.
kids will love it,” she says. “The kids will be challenging themselves to do new things and trying new things.” The cycle track will be used throughout the day as every classroom will spend 15 minutes cycling each day. Miramar resident Janine Paul has already benefited from the cycle track. Having grown up in Fiji she never learnt how to ride a bike. Her son Matthew Paul-Fleming recently taught her how to
ride on the Holy Cross School cycle track. She now plans to teach her friend how to ride. After a few speeches, singing and the cutting of the ribbon, it was time for the politicians to join with some of the kids and have a go on the track. Eastern ward councillor, Sarah Free, who was one of the first to take a tumble on the new track, says the bike track is an exciting initiative.
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Disruptions are expected for night sports at Berhampore’s Wakefield Park following a serious two-vehicle crash last week. A van, apparently carrying school pupils, ran out of control after colliding with another vehicle on Adelaide Road. The van left the road, went between two trees, missed bollards and then hit a control box, which supplies power to the floodlights around the artificial pitches. The power control box has been demolished and the impact also appears to have stretched and badly damaged
underground cabling. Wellington City Council’s Parks, Sport and Recreation Manager, Paul Andrews, says it is lucky that it appears no-one was seriously hurt in the crash. “It sounds like it could have ended much more badly given the number of people involved and the fact there were quite a lot of people in the vicinity,” he says. “Unfortunately the damage to the power box couldn’t have happened at a worse time – as daylight saving ends and the football season is about to swing into action.” Wakefield Park alone hosts
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Tales of spiritual adventure By Sam Duff
It was in the process of packing up her house and preparing to move that a Miramar woman came across poems scattered around that she had written throughout the years. Barb Lash says she had written the poems during the past 15 to 20 years about various experiences in her life, from visits back to where she grew up to return trips to Nelson. Gathering the poems together, Barb says she thought she would have enough to compile a book and after a bit of encouragement from friends she approached a publisher. Stones in God’s Water is a compilation of Barb’s poems about spiritual adventure and will be launched at All Saints Church in Hataitai on Friday. When Barb looked at the first copy of her book, she says she was really excited and pleased with how it had turned out. Barb, who grew up in Golden Bay, says she has had an interest in theology and religion since she became a Christian when she was in her early 20s. “I started doing some bible study with friends and discovered what a fantastic person Jesus was,” she says. “It (religion) gives me a meaning to my life,” Barb says. “It gives comfort and some explanation of the bad things that have happened. “I’ve also experienced huge friendship within the church.” Barb says she is a person who wants to know why things work, so after studying a mathematics degree
when she was younger, she studied theology in later life to explore her interest in the subject. Growing up on a farm in Golden Bay, Barb lived there until she was a teenager when the family moved to Nelson. She left Nelson to go to university in Christchurch, before moving to Auckland. Barb has now lived in Miramar f o r
the past 20 years, in which time she has worked for the Ministry of Justice and Statistics New Zealand. Having retired last year, Barb is now packing up her home and shifting back to Nelson to be closer to relatives, as she has recently had a few health problems. “I’m quite excited to go back to Nelson,” she says. “It will bring back many memories.” Stones in God’s Wall will be launched at All Saints Church in Hataitai on Friday from 7pm till 9pm. AUTHOR: Miramar resident Barb Lash has compiled a book of poems she has written throughout the years. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
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Magical puppets, projection design and catchy songs will be telling the tale of a little white Kiwi’s journey of self-discovery at Hannah Playhouse. Capital E National Theatre for Children presents Kiwi Moon, these April school holidays. Kiwi Moon is on at Wellington’s Hannah Playhouse till April 18. For more information go to capitale. org.nz
Correction In last week’s Cook Strait News a story was published about Newtown’s new All Star Victory Cheerleading team. Head coach Julie McLeod would like to clarify that All Star Victory has multiple teams that travel to Auckland twice a year and regularly come home with first placings. At least eight teams will travel to Auckland at the end of the year.
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Residents of Rongotai will have their very own Leaning Tower of Pisa if resource consent is granted for the construction of Wellington Airport’s new 32 metre traffic control tower. Airways New Zealand recently applied for resource consent from Wellington City Council to construct a tower on Tirangi Road. The tower, which has drawn comparisons to Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa, would lean on a 12.5 degree angle into the northerly winds.
At nine stories high, the $18 million tower would have a clear 360-degree view of airport comings and goings. The tower has been designed by Wellington-based Studio Pacific Architecture and Napier-based Pa ris Magdelinos Architects. Studio Pacific Architecture says on its website that the tower is likely to be well noticed by pilots and the public. Director Evžen Novak says control towers all over the
world are often uniquely shaped to reflect the places around them. “In our case, we have worked to design the lean into the building, echoing our own personal reaction to the strength of the Wellington winds,” he says. The structure uses the latest 21st Century seismic engineering, would rest on base isolators and is designed to withstand severe earthquake shaking. “Working with our client Airways’ strong brief, we
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Changes and changes again Cook Strait News is celebrating more than two decades in the community. Throughout April we take a look back at the history of Cook Strait News. This week we speak with Bernie Whelan, who was the Editor of the Wellington APN community papers, which included the Cook Strait News, from 2006 until 2010. By Sam Duff
Just 13 years after the launch of Cook Strait News it was time for another change, albeit a more temporary one. In 2006 Bernie Whelan, a newspaper editor based in Levin, was bought to Wellington and put in charge of a revamp of APN’s Wellington community papers. With advertising revenue in mind, the company wanted to transform its five community titles, including Cook Strait News, into City Life, a new magazine-style newspaper targeted at Wellington’s suburbs. Secret meetings were held to avoid the competition discovering the plan, Bernie says. Local titles, including Cook Strait News, Independent
Herald and Wainuiomata News, disappeared over night and were replaced with a geographical version of City Life. Bernie says just six months after unveiling the new brand to the public, he and others began to undo the changes and return to the original names. “I have memories of sitting in this planning meeting and none of us were from Wellington,” he says. “And here we were doing this planning to revamp these Wellington papers. “After living here for six months I started realising that you can’t do a general type thing in Wellington. Wellington is a number of small villages.” Bernie says they started to phase back in the original
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names and slowly made the City Life brand smaller. “We started giving the communities back their identities.” Bernie was the Editor of the five newspapers until 2010, when he went on to become a journalism tutor for Whitireia Polytechnic. He says the advantage the Cook Strait News has is it identifies with the areas that it covers. “The south and east of Wellington has its own feel. The telling of local stories in those areas is important.” Asked whether there is a future for community newspapers, Bernie replies with a resounding yes. “Daily papers will stop being dailies, but weeklies will be there for a long time.” A highlight of his time as
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Books for littlies By Sam Duff
A pair of local speech and language therapists says it is really important to talk with babies, even though they are not talking back. Amanda White, from Island Bay, has teamed up with Ann Locke to pilot the BookSpace for Babies programme in Newtown, which aims to raise the importance of communicating with newborns and toddlers. The Ministry of Social Development funded a five week pilot of the programme, which was run from the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre. Amanda says early communication is important for a baby’s language development. “Their language development in turn has an impact on how they do at school,” she says. “Babies are being talked to less than they used to and we want to know why.” Amanda and Ann will use the research they did during the pilot programme to produce their own findings on the subject. Possible reasons why babies are being communicated with less could include more technology in the home and parents returning to work when their kids are younger,
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A trial of reduced bus fares in Wellington is a good idea, according to Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. An amendment to Wellington City Council’s Long Term Plan was recently agreed to, which would fund a month long trial of reduced bus fares, though a month has not yet been selected for that to take place. Mayor Wade-Brown says the trial will be good for university students as transport is often a large part of their budgets. Council will observe the trial month closely to see what happens
with bus patronage, she says. Councillor Iona Pannett says it will be interesting to see whether the trial is revenue neutral as the lower level of income maybe balanced out by an increase in patronage. Cr Pannett says the Green Party called for a much bigger trial but from Wellington City Council’s point of view it had to be made cheaper. Wellington City Council will also make a financial contribution to reducing bus fares at weekends, Mayor Wade-Brown says. This will increase the number of visitors to the central business
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Should there be a liquor ban in Kilbirnie? Why? Why not?
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“No, we don’t need one.”
“Definitely, we don’t need liquor here. People need to be able to drink but not wandering around drinking in the streets.”
Davina Tangaroa, Kilbirnie “Yes, it does. My daughter used to go to the kindy and there would be broken bottles and cigarette butts outside. It’s a bad influence on kids.”
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Lucas Gosling, Miramar
“No, people should be able to be free to do whatever they want to do. Then again I don’t live in Kilbirnie.”
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Robyn Ioane, Newtown “I don’t think it does because you don’t see many people drunk around here.”
LETTERS to the editor Mr. Westfold’s reflections on Easter traditions Dear Ed, Re your March 30 page 12 story about the traditions and special delicacies for Good Friday and Easter Sunday, I point out that hot cross buns are meant for Good Friday, but confectionery Easter eggs and bunnies are for Easter Day - the Sunday. To be honest, I've never liked
the buns, and have always thought they are overrated; but I'm very fond of the Easter eggs. About nomenclature, the day before Good Friday is called Holy Thursday by the Church of Rome; but in the old Anglican tradition, this was an alternative name for Ascension Day, 40 days after Easter Day.
The traditional English name for the day before Good Friday is Maundy Thursday, though it isn't so called in the book of Common Prayer, which also doesn't use the name Holy Week. It annoys me that Anglicans and other Protestants have changed several Prayer Book terms, so as to ape the Romanist
ones. Another example is to list ‘Sundays after Pentecost’ instead of Sundays after Trinity. In fact, the Prayer Book doesn't stress the name Pentecost, but rather its alternative name, Whitsunday, Whitsun still being the popular name for that holiday weekend in Britain.
Also, the Saturday between Good Friday and Easter Day is Easter Eve. Easter Saturday is six days after Easter Sunday, and Easter Friday is five days after it. It is a terrible solecism to give that latter name to Good Friday. H Westfold, Miramar (abridged)
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LETTERS to the editor No to fast-tracked Erskine housing
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Dear Ed, Erskine College is a special historic, though sadly neglected building (CSN, March 23). Houses should not be built here with limited consultation and a fast-tracked consent process. Jocelyn Chalmers
No consideration for neighbours Dear Ed, I am very concerned that the council will allow developers and builders to put up housing with no consideration for neighbours, heritage or space (CSN, March 23). We will end up with tin huts, poorly built dwellings jammed in, as many as possible like sardines in a tin. The developers then walk away. I have seen this happen in other areas around the city. CLOSED: There is a still a possibility that land surrounding Please do not let this happen! the historic Erskine College could become a council special Maureen Gibson, concerned neighbour housing area. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
Good design is about continuity Dear Ed, I would have to disagree with Patrick Morgan (CSN, March 23) alluding to the proposed Island Bay cycleway being of good design. I have been cycling in and around Island Bay for over 20 years and have never had any problems when cycling on The Parade!
This so- called ‘protected cycleway’ is considered by many locals to be foolhardy and dangerous to all road users namely, pedestrians, motorists and to cyclists themselves. I think Mr Morgan is doing cyclists a huge disservice by trying to push this kerbside cycleway
thru. Good design is about continuity and ensuring that all road users are considered and not just a small minority! After all, what happens at Wakefield Park one wonders? Isabella Wishart, Island Bay
Dear Ed, nothing should be built or developed in the Shelly Bay area without full consultation and notification of what is being developed (CSN, March 23). Fast tracking consent is a ploy to pander to developers, who only eye the profit to be made. If this area was opened to housing it would quickly become a closed area with housing for our wealthy citizens. Shelley Bay is a unique area with shelter and sun. It should be the most vibrant area in Wellington. It is easy to access by road and with structural work done on the wharves could be a destination for ferries for citizens and tourists. It should be a treasured area for all citizens to enjoy a rich
diversity of experiences. Currently the Chocolate Frog Cafe provides a uniquely Wellington experience which draws large crowds. Local artists who work in the area are an added attraction. The exhibition units placed in the area by a developer are an eyesore and tacky. These should never have been built. Before the wharves were left to rot overseas yachts moored in the area and their children went to local schools while their families had a stop-over in Wellington. Shame on the Mayor. Will the full council meeting at which special housing areas will be discussed be widely advertised? Jill Stanley
Make park more welcoming Dear Ed, I am all for the park outside the post office (CSN, March 30) being a more welcoming place to sit without all the rubbish, bottles, cans, etc., left behind by drunken groups. Also the beggars seem to be increasing in Kilbirnie which isn't nice to see.
They seem to have enough money for cigarettes and alcohol but not food. I'm not a big drinker but still want to be able to buy wine at the supermarket and enjoy a drink when dining out locally. Carolena, Kilbirnie
Sweet, cuddly little creatures Dear Ed, I loved your article about the Slow Loris (CSN, March 30). We don't need to go further than our Wellington Zoo to find some other cute and cuddly animals; and even some of those now farmed in NZ, such as the alpacas originating in South America, are very sweet, friendly creatures. And across the Ditch, some of the Australian marsupials are very cute, e.g. the wombat.
Mrs Alexander's much-loved hymn, ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful’, very rightly tells us the Lord God made all creatures, great and small; but not all of them are cute, cuddly, and beautiful in our eyes. Perhaps some of them became ugly and nasty after the fall of our first parents, as did the Serpent which had engineered their ruin. Nobody could love a wart-hog or a crocodile, for instance!
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Calls to ban the booze in Kilbirnie
Work started last week to revamp the Volunteer Corner Park as part of Wellington City Council’s Victoria Street transformation. The upgrade of the area, which includes the blocks between Dixon and Abel Smith Streets, began in November and is set to be complete within three months. The team of more than 60 construction workers is currently hard at work digging special pits for 55 street trees that will be planted in June. Pipes and ducts for existing and future underground services are being installed along with new kerbs for the wider footpaths. More workers will be on the job following the completion of the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. The new-look Volunteer Corner, near Dixon Street, is one of two new park areas being created in Victoria Street, with the other being in the triangular area near Vivian Street, which is currently a car park. Deputy Mayor Justin Lester says the Council has worked with the Memorial Park Alliance team and Volunteer Wellington on the project. In the case of Volunteer Corner this will include reinstalling significant commemorative plaques and replanting camellias that were specially bred for the International Year of Volunteers to celebrate volunteers, he says. The corner has been designed around the current giant elm tree which occupies the site. There will also be native plants, seating, a small lawn and other open areas that people can enjoy. Pauline Harper, from Volunteer Wellington, says volunteers helped plant the existing garden in 2001 to mark the International Year of Volunteers. “It was an auspicious garden and great having a corner that celebrated the huge contribution volunteers make in Wellington,” she says. “The new-look Volunteer Corner will be a place where people can sit, reflect and celebrate.”
Drunk and abusive behaviour in the Kilbirnie town centre has prompted police to call a community meeting to discuss a liquor ban proposal. Kilbirnie police are organising the meeting after strong feedback that local businesses are fed up with people drinking, taking drugs, and intimidating others in the Bay Road area. The Kilbirnie Community Crèche sits next to a public park on Bay Road where a dedicated group of about eight people regularly drink and sniff glue. Senior teacher Jannie Nehemia has seen a pupil so scared after walking past the group they refused to leave the safety of a building next door. “It just seems to be getting worse. Outside people are sniffing out of bags,” she says. “Drinking, smoking, sniffing, peeing in the corner. I’m sick of tolerating that sort of behaviour, as a community we need to feel safe.” Chairman of the Kilbirnie Business Network Bruce Welsh agrees there is an unsafe feeling in the community, and supports a liquor ban to combat drinking in public. “It is quite intimidating…people drinking and then abusing people,” he says. “A liquor ban doesn’t solve the problem. But it does give the police an avenue to do something about it.” Following a spate of similar complaints, Kilbirnie’s acting police sergeant Chris Muir surveyed 26 local businesses to get their views on the issue.
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HAD THEIR FILL: About 90 per cent of Kilbirnie businesses want to see drinking in public banned. PHOTO CREDIT: Steven Trask
He says an overwhelming number think the behaviour of people drinking on the street is a problem. “We received 23 responses. About 90 per cent would support a liquor ban. “Businesses seem really motivated to take it forward.” Wellington City Council approval is needed for a liquor ban, a process that can take up to a year. Eastern Ward Councillor Simon Marsh wants to see the problem in Kilbirnie addressed, but says a liquor ban may not be the most effective tool to do so.
Councillor Marsh says there is anecdotal evidence of liquor bans in Newtown and Mt Cook pushing drinkers over to Kilbirnie, and neighbouring suburbs like Strathmore could see a similar thing happen. “It’s important we deal with it. We want Kilbirnie to be safe and to have visitors enjoying the community. “But we need to mitigate the risk that we push people elsewhere. A liquor ban can be a big hammer to crack a small nut.” The Kilbirnie police are still confirming a date for the community meeting.
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Big catch at spearfishing comp By Jeremy Wilkinson
Sebastian Kramer and Ben Roe won the event with 4150 points, 250 points ahead of second place duo George KingTurner and Gavin White. Sam Wild, 23, won best crayfish of the day with a 2.2kg buck taken from ‘Spot X’ on Wellington’s south coast. “The competition is pretty much exactly what spearfishing is all about,” Sam says.
It was a lucky catch for Sebastian Kramer, hauling in a 12kg Kingfish from Wellington Harbour, to take out best fish at Dive Wellington’s spearfishing competition recently. The competition was judged by a point system where 56 teams of two tallied up points by weight and fish species.
Wild, and his team-mate Matthew Bircham, came third by a narrow 198 points, and needed only an extra tarakihi or kahawai to take out second place. Fish, paua and crayfish had to be caught in Wellington and outside of any protected areas. Catch from the competition were sold at a charity fish auction held at Dive Wel-
lington in Owhiro Bay, which raised $3267 for the Friends of Taputeranga Marine Reserve Trust. The Trust’s Chair, Murray Hosking, says the money raised will support the trust’s activities in the reserve, such as maintaining the snorkel trail. Sebastian Kramer was not available to comment on his winning fish.
YEAH BUOY! Sam Wild pictured with his winning 2.2kg crayfish. PHOTO CREDIT: Dive Wellington
Scabies and its treatment Scabies is quite a common skin condition caused by tiny insects (scabies mites) that get under the surface of the skin. The adult female burrows along and lays eggs as it goes. The eggs hatch into larvae that travel to the skin’s surface, mature into adults, mate and repeat the cycle. The path of the mite’s burrow looks like a zigzag line of tiny blisters on the skin with red patches around the blisters. These appear mainly between the fingers, on the inner surfaces of wrists and elbows, in the armpits, on soles of the feet, on the bottom and on private parts – all places where the mites like to burrow. Sometimes, the head and face are also affected. The blister-like rash is the result of an allergic reaction to mites’ eggs and droppings which cause severe itch all over the body – even though the rash is usually only in certain places. The itch is often worse when the person is warm such as after exercise or a warm bath or shower, or at night in bed (leading to loss of sleep). Itching can be the first sign for people that they have scabies and need treatment. Because the itch takes time to develop (especially the first time a person comes into contact with the insect), it means the actual infestation is likely to have occurred sometime earlier (as much as 4 to 6 weeks earlier),
without people realising what it is. During this time before the itch starts, the person can pass-on mites to others and infect them, and so on. In this way, many people can get scabies before they realise and get treatment. If you get scabies a second time or more, the itch develops more quickly (within a few days rather than weeks). The itch can be so bad, and people scratch so much, that bacterial skin infections can develop. If not treated, kidney and blood infections can develop. Scabies mites spread from person-to-person by direct skin contact such as holding hands, cuddling, sleeping together, and by sharing clothes and bedding. “In this way”, Self Care pharmacists advise, “mites spread easily to other people in the family, between boyfriends and girlfriends, and to children’s friends.” Outbreaks can occur in child-care centres, schools, nursing homes - anywhere people are together and there is person-to-person contact. “Scabies is not considered a sign of poor personal hygiene, is hard to prevent, and will not go away without treatment,” say Self Care pharmacists. “Special creams and lotions are available from us, or on prescription from the doctor.” According to Self Care pharmacists, “there are some important things people need to know about treating scabies.
Everyone living in the house, and all people in direct physical contact with them, should be treated at the same time, even if they are not itchy. Re-infection can happen if just one person is not treated properly, and mites and eggs survive. Mites can be anywhere on the body so treatment needs to be applied to the whole body, not just areas with the blisters and rash.” In some people the head and face need to be treated as well. Ask your Self Care pharmacist about which treatment to use; how and when to apply it; how long to leave it on before washing off; if treatment needs to be repeated, and about the need to treat the head and face. Check with the pharmacist first if treatment is for a pregnant woman or very young children. Other important information about getting rid of scabies includes washing in hot water clothes, towels and bedding that have been in contact with the skin. In addition, even after treatment the itch can last a few weeks - because the allergic reaction takes time to settle down. Follow the treatment instructions, and don’t keep applying it because the skin is still itchy and you think the treatment has not worked. There could
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Campaigner fights for fellow cleaners By Jonathon Edwards
CAMPIAGNER: Eritrean-born Ibrahim Omer is campaigning to see the council’s contracted workers be paid the living wage. PHOTO CREDIT: Jonathon Edwards
One Mount Cook man’s experience as a minimum-wage cleaner has led him to campaign for the council’s contracted workers to be paid the living wage. Ibrahim Omer, an Eritrean-born university student and former refugee, has been speaking at public forums urging the council to pay contracted workers the living wage of $19.25, as most are currently paid $14.80 or less. Ibrahim, 30, moved to New Zealand in 2008 as a refugee with hopes of studying and was placed in state housing in Lower Hutt. However, he was forced to work long hours as a cleaner and security guard because of a lack of income. “It’s really hard when you first come,” he says. “They put you in the unemployment benefit, which back then was $184, so I couldn’t study.” “I was working 80 to 90 hours a week and was only sleeping two hours a day, working six days” Ibrahim came into contact with Living Wage Aotearoa while working as a cleaner for Victoria University in 2013.
After hearing of the movement’s goal to encourage businesses and institutions to pay higher wages to their lower paid workers, he began campaigning for his fellow cleaners. The Wellington City Council committed in June 2013 to paying staff the living wage, but this only applied to those directly employed by the council. The current goal of Living Wage Wellington is to make the council commit to phasing in a living wage for contracted workers such as cleaners and security in its 2015-2025 Long Term Plan. Campaign organiser Lyndy McIntyre says Ibrahim makes a huge contribution to the campaign, in part because his story is so powerful. Wellington Mayor Celia WadeBrown says that while the living wage is one way to reduce poverty, the council needs to weigh up costs before committing further. “It’s about how much how fast,” she says. Ibrahim is currently studying political science and development studies at Victoria University, which he can afford thanks to his savings and two scholarships.
Hitting the streets for stroke awareness By Sam Duff
It was almost 35 years ago when Jean Purchase’s husband had a bad stroke which changed the couple’s lives forever. Peter Purchase had to give up his job with the Government and spend the following two months in Wellington and Palmerston North Hospitals. Peter, a Miramar resident, was told by doctors that he would never learn to walk again. He did learn to walk again but he never returned to work and one of his hands has never come right. A stroke is when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off and can happen to anybody at any time.
When blood flow is cut off then brain cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die. In turn this can impact on abilities such as memory and muscle control. During the two months Peter was in hospital, Jean says she continued to work full-time during the week, while visiting Peter in Palmerston North Hospital each weekend and also looking after their children, who were aged eight and ten at the time. While Peter was in hospital, Jean was told that they should join a stroke club. However, as the family lived to Houghton Valley at the time the nearest club was in Lower Hutt. Jean became a founding mem-
ber of the Karori Stroke Club and then later the Newtown Stroke Club along with others. “The idea is to get people together with a similar problem,” Jean says. “There is a friendship aspect. “We have a common bond. Everybody understands what the other people are going through.” Jean says the club, which includes carers and stroke victims, go on outings, host speakers and much more. “A lot of people who haven’t had a stroke don’t understand what they’re going through.” Stroke Awareness Day is on Friday April 10 and collectors will be taking to the streets to raise funds for the group.
ON THE STREETS: Bill Roche and Jean Purchase are preparing to raise awareness and funds for the annual Stroke Awareness Day. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
STRESS: Miramarbased psychotherapist Lynette Chadwick says modern life is making people more anxious. PHOTO CREDIT: Sam Duff
Not enough balance psychotherapist By Sam Duff
There is not enough balance in modern life, which might be contributing to more anxiety in the community, according to a Miramar-based psychotherapist. Lynnette Chadwick says after living in Australia for 17 years she believes New Zealanders can let themselves get burnt out before they get support. “A lot of people get anxious,” she says. “But people have the choice to do something about it.” Lynnette works with children and adults aged from four upwards through her organisation, Lion Heart Education. Some children have quite intense worries regarding death, fire and sickness, she says. During exam time is when teenagers are particularly anxious, Lynette says. “What surprises me is how many people feel like they don’t have a choice when they feel over-
whelmed, anxious or angry,” she says. “Stress is normal but it is not natural. Ease is our natural state.” She says in general parents are busier than they used to be with the demands of modern life and this can impact on how present they are with their children. “There is too much on people’s plates these days.” In turn this can impact heavily on children, Lynnette says. She says there is a move towards medicating children and adults, but there are alternative treatments that can regulate ones physiological state. “Of course medication has its place but for some people they need to learn how to emotionally self-regulate.” Lynnette says she teaches people how to get their heart rates back into sync through awareness and breath. “People discover they are more in charge of their experiences that they realised.”
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As you read this I will be recovering from a serious chocolate hangover, and I bet I am not the only one. Easter weekend has once again been and gone and with it many of us have added a few extra chocolate pounds to our waist lines. For me Easter is about quality time with loved ones, a good amount of yummy food, a chance for a bit of a break from work and of course a few chocolate eggs. However, it is important to remember that for many people Easter weekend is still a very important set of dates on the Christian calendar. Good Friday is intended to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, while Easter Sunday is intended to celebrate his resurrection. According to the latest New Zealand
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and Bebo back in the day. During the day I usually work on my art. I’m working on an abstract expressionist piece at the moment which represents the neo-liberal forces of the modern western world and how they are stealing from the poor. Inequality is a crime. I’m currently learning Te Reo and trying to reconnect with my roots as I’m Ngai Tahu. My dream is to move to Southeast Asia and work with indigenous cultures to create sustainable and eco-friendly living environments.
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Running for charity By Sam Duff
After almost five months of training an Island Bay woman and her friend took on a 20km run for charity recently. Jennie Henton says her desire to raise money for the Gilles McIndoe Research Institute started in November last year. She went to a seminar where a young man spoke about his fight against cancer and the treatments he had been through. “I later sponsored him for a run up Mount Fuji in Japan,” Jennie says. “I was inspired.” Jennie, a city archivist for Hutt City Council, says she inadvertently ended up taking on the challenge of the 20km run when she entered into a charity raffle. She won the entry fee to enter into the Kaimai Goat Run and soon decided to raise money for the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute, which researches future treatments for cancer. Runs throughout Island Bay and up Mount Kaukau got the pair into shape for their big run. Jennie says she and Diana did not stop to admire the scenery too much as they took on the mud, boulders and other challenges involved in a bush run. While the goat run was a bit different than the pair expected, they both completed
the race, albeit more tired and exhausted than when they began. Diana, who took part in the master’s section, even battled through a tendon problem to get to the finish line. Jennie was in the older women’s section and finished in 12th place. Jennie says she would not rule out taking part in the race again next year and says she would be more likely to do it if she could raise money for the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute again. To find out more about Jennie and Diana’s run go to givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/gmri
ALL ABOARD: Josh Hansen, 11, Atakura Julian, 13, and Alaynah Bettany, 14, ended summer with terrific results at this year’s Surf Life Saving Championships. PHOTO CREDIT: Amber-Leigh Woolf
Top results for surf club By Amber-Leigh Woolf
RUNNERS: Jennie Henton and Diana Coop ran the 20km Kaimai Goat Run to raise money for the Gilles McIndoe Research Institute.
Josh Hansen, 11, had been surfing for only one month before winning silver at the national Surf Life Saving Championships. While the rest of the Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving team trained for a full year, Josh entered the under-12 male surf race with less experience, but no less determination. “It was nice, hard training leading up to Oceans,” Josh says. “It’s about getting out with your friends and having lots of fun”. Atakura Julian, 13, was the highest achiever in the team, winning seven medals - three golds, three silvers and one bronze.
Atakura says the championships are not for the faint-hearted. “It’s a pretty intense atmosphere, everyone’s competing and everyone wants to win.” The team included 30 athletes aged 10 to 13, of whom 21 made it to finals. Coach Darren Kingi says the team is trained for all challenges. “That sets them alight once we get to nationals.” Darren says the team shows dedication to training, rain or shine. “The day that it’s cold you might think that they don’t want to come to training,” he says. “Our water’s cold, compared to the northern clubs that we have
to compete with. But they always come, every week.” One athlete broke his leg early in the season. “He never recovered enough to do the training, but we took him, and he gave everything,” Darren says. “His courage and determination was second to none.” The team has great leadership, says Alaynah Bettany,14. “They push us to be the very best”. The tournament was held at Mt Maunganui from February 26 to March 1. Lyall Bay finished sixth, making it the top Wellington club at the event.
SPORTS TRUST SPONSORED BY MIRAMAR & KILBIRNIE THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED $1,500 IN MARCH 2015 TO EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS, KINDERGARTENS, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND SPORTS CLUBS ETC.
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