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Two Wellington swimmers from the Capital Swimming Club have qualified for World Championship events later this year. Emma Robinson qualified for her first two individual events for the World Champs, to be held in Kazan, Russia in July, whereas para-swimmer Mary Fisher has qualified for five events for the IPC World Champs to be held in Glasgow in July. Mary is ranked number one in the world for 2014 in her top two events, and is a triple world champion in women’s S11 events, and a world record holder in the 200m Individual Medley, which she wants to lower. Continued on page 2 CHAMPS: Lauren Boyle congratulates Emma Robinson after qualifying for the World champs PHOTO CREDIT: BW Media

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DONATIONS: Island Bay New World owner Amanda Elliot with the money raised.

Island Bay New World owner Amanda Elliot had an inventive way to raise some dough to support Anzac veterans. After a late bake and a restock of the shelves on Easter Saturday, she decided to offer excess bread and hot cross buns to pedestrians walking past the store the following morning, with an honesty box outside the store. The bread would have otherwise been thrown out. “Many people weren’t aware we were closed on

Easter Sunday,” Amanda says. They raised $250, which will be donated to the Returned Service Association’s Poppy Appeal for the support of veterans and former and current service people and their dependants. That was double the amount that I expected,” Amanda says. The morning was such a success, the store is considering doing it again. Amanda says any future left overs may be distrib-

Robinson and Fisher qualify for champs Continued from page 1 “That would be the ultimate,” she says. She holds butterfly world records, but is unable to swim butterfly at the champs. “They don’t have my (S11) classification in the butterfly – it’s a bit sad,” she says. At last year’s world champs, Mary won five gold medals, whereas Emma has stepped up after qualifying for relay events only at Glasgow in 2014. Their qualifying swims were among stellar performances at the Swimming NZ Open Championships earlier this month, were eight para-swimmers and 10 abled-bodied swim mers ea r ned World Championship selection. In the 400m freestyle, Emma came second to Commonwealth Games champion Lauren Laura, who won in 4min

6.13 sec, with Emma just over a second inside the qualifying time, clocking 4min 11.32 sec. “So happy with my swim tonight. Russia here I come," she says after the race. In the 800m freestyle, Emma knew she had to do a personal best to qualify for Kazan, and was again second to Laura, clocking 8min 31.96 sec. That was nearly six seconds under her own Wellington record, a significant personal best. But, more importantly, it was also more than three seconds inside the qualifying time for Kazan, which brought praise from Laura, who won in 8min 23.57 sec. “It has been a long time since New Zealand has had two swimmers at a world championship in the 400 and 800 free,” Laura says. “That was a great effort from Emma and it shows the grow-

FISH OUT OF WATER: Mary Fisher in action in the pool. PHOTO CREDIT: BW Media

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uted the same way with an honesty box. People in Island Bay also seem an honest lot, with no-one running away with buns and bread without a koha. “Well, not that I’m aware of,” Amanda says. All staff from the store also donned poppies to further support the poppy appeal from April 17 until Anzac day. RSA chief executive, David Moger, says he is delighted with the support from the store and its staff.


Emma is also able to swim the 1500m free in Kazan, along with Laura. “To be able to swim three events is amazing,” she says.

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St Cath’s girls want to speak up for a win It was O`Shea Shield time during the weekend, but last week, students from St Catherine’s College in Kilbirnie were hard at work getting ready to defend it The annual shield - a big deal for the 17 participating Catholic schools – was held at St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie. It is named after Archbishop Thomas O’Shea, a foundation pupil of St Patrick’s. Students contested seven public speaking events: debating, religious questions, religious drama, Scripture readings, impromptu speech, oratory, junior prepared speech and Maori Scripture reading. “It’s bigger than the McEvedy shield,” Amy Campbell, 17, says. Clare Sullivan is a champion already – She did religious questions on ‘Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation’. She got a perfect score last year. “No one gets 100 percent - except Clare.” Amy says. That must make her the school’s top Christian–but she’s not the Head Girl. Anna Cacae is, and she was in a team that did a fiveminute drama, with no props. But there was a problem in preparation. “It was 10 minutes – we had to cut some things out,” Anna says. Terina Federico, 17, has been practising her prepared speech ‘about 12,000 times’ in the past

inbriefnews Open Singing Night A brand new type of event has quietly crept onto the Wellington entertainment scene, a collaboration between Paul Murray, Chairman of the Wellington Irish Society, and Hayden Taylor, a Wellington based Musical Director, Composer, and Pianist. The Open Singing Night brings together a passion for Musical Theatre, singing and live performance, with a passion for uniting the community and having a jolly good time.  The next Open Singing Night is on Friday 8th May at The Wellington Irish Society, 10 Fifeshire Avenue, Wellington. Doors open at 7:30pm and entry is absolutely free

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Moriarty, 14, – daughter of Jim Moriarty - did the shield for the first time this year. She likes Maori but finds English a little easier. “I can do it in English really well,” she says. Eva Malthus, 18, is doing a speech. She gets a topic, four minutes to prepares, and then she hits the stage, as she did last year.

“I didn’t win last year, but I got good marks,” she says. “I do inspiring speeches.” While St Catherine’s is one of the smaller schools, they have held the O`Shea Shield for the past two years, one of them jointly with St Patricks. A further O’Shea Shield report will be in the Cook Strait News next week.

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Making people laugh Sanjay Parbhu is a high energy storyteller who has been doing stand-up comedy for the past two years. He performed at Kitty O`Shea’s over the past four evenings as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. From Newtown, Sanjay has been in a lot of interesting scenarios, from building his own computer, and even attending a young adult’s Christian gathering. Despite not enjoying it, his involvement can be explained with one sentence. “Because I said I would.” Speaking with him before the eve of his first ever solo show– because I said I would - Sanjay said he was terrified of performing at his first big stand-up show but was very excited about it all. So excited, that he got a pre-show haircut. “Got myself cut a day before the show, there may be another way to say that,” he says. He likes the unexpected, and aims to make people laugh. “Yeah, definitely – that’s my goal. I just love telling stories and making other

people laugh. “It’s fun – you don’t know what to expect each night.” He anticipated many attending would be friends and family – and a few students. He shares the good and terrible decisions he has made in his life - all because he said he would do something. Sanjay has a bit more time up his sleeve after recently finishing a broadcasting course. He aims to spend the next couple of weeks writing new material, primarily funny lines about his life. “ T h e r e ’s a lways a n element of truth in my jokes,” he says.

Comic comedian to tell jokes Nic Sampson is looking forward to performing in front of Wellington’s nicer people for money, after recently doing a job that paid in delicious hot sauce and imported pickles. It’s my favourite food,” he says. The Lyall Bay actor is one of the country’s most versatile young comics and is performing at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival at the Cavern Club from May 5. He is also

currently the head writer for TV3 Jono and Ben at 10. But stand-up is a different ball game. “I like performing to nice people – people who won’t throw a beer at my head,” he says. “But I want everyone to come to the show.” Nic, the best newcomer at the Auckland International Comedy Festival last year for his show ‘Replaced by a Dog’, has done stand up for the past three years, but it is the first time at the Wellington festival,

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and is looking forward to it ‘He says his show will feature stories about his life. There will be some jokes, too - mostly clean. “I`m a comedian, so I`m going to be doing some jokes,” he explains. “I`m not too abrasive, but there will be a couple of swears – and I`ll be joined by Sam Neill and Ernest Rutherford, and a couple of other celebrities.” Nic has also featured in advertisements, and is particularly proud of his ads for KFC, McDonalds and Burger King. I’ve done an ad for each of them – the top three fast food companies,” he says.  Nic Sampson: 5-9 May 8.30pm Cavern Club, Allen St. Wellington

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Community groups to be recognised

Ryan O’Connell and Sofia Robinson like riding electric bikes and hope you do too. PHOTO CREDIT: Clarissa Mattois

Switching on the bikes A couple of bright sparks from Newtown - Ryan O’Connell and Sofia Robinson - have set up an electric bike hire and guided tour company as part of a Smart Energy challenge a Wellington Cithy Council- supported scheme set up to help businesses which improve the environment and save energy. They bought five flash bikes from the Wellington Electric Bike company, and are hiring them out for $45 a half day and $75 a day, under the name “Switched On Bikes”. The

bikes have lithium batteries and charged up overnight – hence the name - and last all day. The pair met at a bike advocacy event. “She loves biking; I love biking, and we got talking,” Ryan says. Being electric, the bikes are easy to ride uphill, but you still have to pedal. “You can get up Mt Victoria without raising a sweat,” Ryan says. While the company has been going for a few months, they pair are raising support though

PledgeMe. The Wellington City Council is to match dollar for dollar if $7,000 is reached. They received 70 pledges during the past two weeks but while they are halfway there, they only have a week to go to meet the target. “If we don’t meet the target we won’t get anything,” Ryan says. To date a steady stream of cyclists have had a tried the bikes out, and they seem to have enjoyed it. “As soon as they ride the bike for the first time they come back

with a really big grin on their face,” Ryan says. The bikes will be for hire at the Newtown Library or the Wellington waterfront and guidedtours will also be on offer in the future. To have a leisurely ride or to pledge support before May 7, contact 0800 ETOURS (0800 386877) or visit the site at projects/3446-switched-onbikes-electric-bike-hire-andguided-tours-of-wellington

Nominations are currently being sought for the Wellington Airport Community Awards. The focus of the awards is to reward the valuable contribution made by volunteers. Categories include the arts, education, health, sport and leisure, and health and wellbeing. The awards are being held in association with the Wellington Community Trust. Community Awards Manager Jo Maxwell says a new category – the Rising Star award - will recognise and encourage new or smaller groups doing great things in the community. Rising Star award winners will be chosen out of all the category nominees in each region. “It’s a way of encouraging emerging groups to get involved in the awards,” she says. Winners will be chosen out of all category nominees in each region in August or September, with the Supreme Award to be presented at a function at the Marae at Te Papa Tongariro on November 16. Category winners and the winner of the Rising Star Award will receive $1000 and a trophy. All category winners will contest the Supreme Award, which comes with a trophy and $5000. Five category runners-up will receive $250 and a certificate. Nominations are open until 30 June.

Newtown Medical serving the community Patients who opt to pay a visit to Newtown Medical Centre benefit from a wide variety of services and the experience of their friendly staff. Newtown Medical Centre manager Mike Northmore says the centre, which is located at 33 Rintoul Street, is one of the few medical centres that continue to accept new patients with open arms. “We offer a whole range of services from annual flu jabs to minor surgery,” he says. Enrolled patients at Newtown Medical Centre can benefit from several subsidised schemes, including free doctor’s appointments for those under 6, and from July, for those under 13. There will also be subsidised treatments for those with a chronic illness and access to mental health counselling for those eligible. Palliative care visits and childhood immunisations will also be free. Those under 23 will be eligible for six free sexual health visits, and there will be access to screening programmes associated with women’s’ health. Fees for doctors consultations and ACC visits are sub-

sidised. We will be better able to meet health needs in a timely manner due to continuity of care within the practice. At your first visit when you register with Newtown Medical Centre you will be asked to book in with one of our experienced nursing team before you see the doctor. The nurse will take down basic details about your health. This helps us ensure we understand your long term health requirements (medications, long term disease management) as well as any current issues and ensure our records are complete, which means we will be better able to meet your health needs. The centre, which has been serving the community for more than 30 years, started off with just one general practitioner and has grown from there. Now there are eight doctors that work at the centre, which is open to the community five days a week without fail. For patients who cannot physically get to Newtown Medical Centre there is an outreach nursing service. Mike says if a patient has had a serious work injury the staff at Newtown Medical Centre are always happy to

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Question: Did you attend a service during Anzac weekend?

Bernadette Ginnatte, Kilbirnie

Jonathan Kingston-Smith,

No I didn’t. It’s a wonder they can even remember some of the old ones.

Yeah I did, I knew one of the singers. It was good just to part of it.

Island Bay

Jan Batchelor, Newtown

Ash Bhagin, Newtown

Ruth Hughes, Waikanae

I’m visiting from Canada, I knew about it but I just didn’t go. November 11 is when we celebrate our soldiers.

No I didn’t go to the service. There were problems with parking and I didn’t want to take the risk. I watched it on TV.

Yes, I represent women and conscientious objectors. The speakers were very nonmilitary and I enjoyed it.

LETTERS to the editor Answer didn’t impress Dear Ed, About your April 20 "Word on the Street", I was angry and indignant at the muddled and wilfully ignorant answer by a middle-aged Miramar gentleman who said he isn't unpatriotic, but wouldn't attend any Anzac observances because they glorify war! No doubt there have always been psychopaths or silly twits who find warfare an opportunity for posturing, violence, and killing; but Anzac Day has never been for pleasing them, and is to honour people who died or at least served in our wars. In recent years there have been people who want to hijack Anzac Day for pacifist or lesbian/feminist

propaganda; so their line has been something like, "Yes, we honour those who died or served in our wars; but they were mistaken; so we must never go to war again under any circumstances - it's peace at any price." Most of those people would revise their notions if we were being invaded by hordes of Chinese or of bloodthirsty Arabs: those peaceniks would be among the first to be slaughtered! I wonder whether that Miramar gentleman has thought about this likely outcome of refusing to defend ourselves! H Westfold, Miramar (abridged)

A mountain of mess Dear Ed, I walk every morning from Regent St up Mt. Albert and I notice in particular a lot of litter up Roy St and Russell Tce. The basketball court and skate park at the beginning of Mt Albert is a disgrace and never cleaned by WCC, there are no rubbish bins anywhere and broken glass and boxes of empty beer bottles everywhere.

This is not an exaggeration! I would like to see Mt Albert cleaned up. I see the council sends two men in a truck every day at 6.30 to clean our park which has resolved that issue, perhaps they could take a drive up the hill to sort the skate park out while they are at it! Sandra Crews.

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delivered in April alone,. The huge increase in demand has led to an increase in volunteers and the need for financial assistance. The organisation is keen to fill more bellies, as well sup-

Newtown and Ruth Gotlieb (Kilbirnie) libraries Monday to Friday, reserves will be available for collection from Smart Newtown and issue periods will extend for the duration of the closure. Also we have many services online, explore Andrea Thomas Coach Libraries and Community Space

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.

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Living Heritage website launched Students from Kilbirnie school celebrated the launch of its Living Heritage website at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park on April 24, where they received certificates from Wellington’s Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.

The website was based on the theme “Their Names Shall Live”, inspired by the inscription on a memorial near Rahotu school in Taranaki. The site received funding support from Wellington City

Library closed for upgrades Dear Ed, Just to let you and your readers know that Newtwon Library is to be closed from May 13 and July 22. After 25 years the Newtown Library is getting much needed maintenance and upgrade work done We are putting into place a number of services so that we continue to give the best possible service during that time. There will be free shuttles between

Michael Knight, Hataitai We went on Friday night, but we didn’t go to the service. There were crowds there, it was great.

AWARDED: Kilbirnie School student Thibault Dunkin receives his certificate from Mayor Celia Wade-Brown

Council, and along with a similar one in Brooklyn School, are among the first Living Heritage sites to focus on World War One Memorials in their local communities Thibault Dunkin, a Year 5 student from Kilbirnie School, says that the school’s site, “A past pupil goes to war” tells the story of former pupil Francis John Herbert (Bert) Fear DCM. Bert was a pupil at Kilbirnie School from 1892 to 1900 and went to Gallipoli in 1915. He was subsequently transferred to the Western Front and died in the trenches near the village of Flers in September 1916 The 2020 Communications Trust, which assists student to participate in today’s digital world, is encouraging schools to tell the stories about the people named on local war memorials, many of which are located in or near schools “We hope that many other schools will be inspired by the work of these two Wellington schools and develop their own commemorative Living Heritage sites based on memorials in their communities,” Executive Director Vanisa Dhiru says. Well-known historian Jock Phillips joined the students and presented a copy of his book on war memorials from around New Zealand to each of the schools.

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MINUTES WITH: Gary Hurring National swimming coach and former Commonwealth Games medallist What would you change about the world?

If you could be somebody for a day who would it be?

Poverty and war. I`d try and reduce it – and in the long term, climate change.

I`d like to be able to read people by their facial expressions – but I feel like I’m quite good at that already…

Prime Minister John Key. I like the leadership – I`d like to experience that for a day.

Who is your best friend and why?

What would Cook Strait News readers be shocked to know about you?

Who is one person, dead or alive, you would love to have a meal with?

I should say my wife Sue. She helps me in a lot of areas, and points me in the right direction.

I have got a sweet tooth, and I have to address my temptation to eat sweet desserts.

Eleven times world surf champion Kelly Slater. I think she is an outstanding person, as there are not many who have more than 11 world titles in sport.

What meal do you never get sick of eating? Hamburgers. They are very nutritious – and if made properly they can be healthy.

What would your super power be and why?

What is the best thing in your life right now? Oh, my health - it’s so important to keep fit and healthy.

New programme for cancer survivors By Alex Wilf Journalism Student

Mt Victoria resident Andrea Scott has organised a new Next Steps programme, beginning in mid- May at Wellington’s Habit Physiotherapy on Willis Street. She will be the group leader. Next Steps is run by Pinc and

Steel, an organisation devoted to helping people affected by cancer begin to live normal lives after finishing their treatment. The goal of Next Steps, Andrea says, is to start the recovering breast cancer patients on the road to recovery and help them stay there. “Often women are released

from immediate care and don’t know about anything else. They think this is their lot. They’ve got to put up with a sore back or sore shoulder or neck, whatever it is,” she says. Andrea says that this does not have to be the case, adding that Next Steps is designed to increase exercise tolerance and “limber up” participants.

She recognises that any promise of exercise can sound intimidating to recovering breast cancer survivors, noting that the programme is flexible to accommodate for women in all stages of recovery. “It’s perfect to get some confidence and get some abilities back,” says Suzie Caldwell, one of the women who will be

taking part in the programme. “After you get out of hospital there isn’t much offered to help you.” Andrea says it isn’t clear what you’re allowed, what you’re not allowed, and how you can get back on your feet. “It’s about increasing awareness - and recognising the struggle continues.”

Blindness no obstacle for Kilmarnock Heights resident Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Betty Gidley doesn’t let blindness stop her from doing the things she loves. Betty moved to Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore four months ago because she couldn’t live safely by herself anymore. “My sight has been going downhill for years. I can see a little bit, but sometimes I can’t see at all,” Betty explains. “I needed to move into a rest home so I chose to come to Kilmarnock Heights and I’m so glad I did!” For Betty, the social aspects of living at Kilmarnock Heights Home are what she enjoys the most. “I’ve made some good friends here and there are always lots of people to talk to.” Joining in with the home’s activities and continuing with her hobbies is important to Betty, who says she is encouraged to do just that at Kilmarnock Heights Home. “Some people think that because we can’t see the door shuts on us. Just because you can’t see doesn’t mean you can’t do things,” Betty explains. “I still join in with activities here, I’ve even started playing indoor bowls – my friend acts as my ‘eyes’ for me, she’s a very good guide.” Knitting is one of Betty’s favourite pass times and while her sight makes it a challenge, she says she’s not letting it stop her from doing the things she loves. “I’ve always enjoyed knitting, you can think while you knit,” says Betty. “A friend who lives here knits with me and helps me with the patterns. I have to knit with light colours because I can’t see the dark ones at all, but I can still do it!”

Betty is a member of the Blind Foundation and enjoys getting out and about attending the foundation’s monthly morning tea event with another resident of Kilmarnock Heights Home who is also a member. Betty says she has been very happy since she chose to make Kilmarnock Heights Home her home. “It’s lovely, peaceful and friendly here and the staff look after us very well. I’m glad I chose to come here.” PBA  To find out more about Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 04 380 2034, email or visit Betty Gidley

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Mothers-day A mother will walk the extra mile just to see her children smile. She'll work her fingers to the bone to make a house into a home.


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Freedom camping at Owhiro Bay’s Te Kopahou reserve will be restricted to 12 vehicles if a Wellington City Council environment committee recommendation is approved. The committee met on April 23 to discuss changes to the freedom camping bylaw. Wellington City Council senior policy advisor Nigel Taptiklis told the committee that ruling out free camping areas is not an option. “It’s the equivalent to one cruise ship a month. That’s why tourism New Zealand are encouraging freedom camping.” The proposed restriction follows changes to the Freedom Camping Act 2011, effective from Decem-

ber 2014. Campers opted to park at Princess Bay after Owhiro Bay’s Te Kopahou reserve became home to 40 to 60 vehicles a night. Councillor Helene Ritchie says sewage and the rubbish is of concern as it is a health risk for campers. “People should absolutely not be washing their dishes in the toilet. It’s a health and safety issue.” In March, Lyall Bay residents notified the council of large amounts of litter in Princess Bay left by overnight stayers. Camping at Princess Bay is not allowed because it is a scenic reserve, but is not clearly prohibited by the current freedom camping bylaw. The council’s open space and

spec parks manager Amber Bill says demand outweighs supply in Princess Bay. “Certainly, we don’t want to send them somewhere else, for example, along Lyall Bay or Scorching Bay.” Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says a long-term solution needs to be found to accommodate campers on the south coast. “There’s even an Aurora Australis to be seen from there. Then again, we pull more campers in. I don’t think we do Wellington justice if the only place to camp is the city centre.” The proposed changes to the freedom camping bylaw will now go to public consultation, and then put before the full council in September.

More bikes on the road More Wellingtonians are getting into the saddle, with recent surveys showing record numbers of people commuting by bike. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says cycling commuting continues to rise – up 21 percent from 2014, and doubling over the past 10 years. “Regional mode share for biking is 2.9 percent, but Wellington City comes in highest at 4.2 percent,” she says. “The more we encourage people to use active modes

such as cycling, the more we can reduce the congestion for other road users.” She cited the recent opening of the Leonie Gill Pathway in Kilbirnie, which looks like it will as well utilised as the Tawa Valley Pathway. “These pathways are proving popular with families, school children and commuters as a way to get around their suburbs on bike or on foot.” The Wellington City Council has promised to spend $45m

over 10 years on improving cycling in Wellington. But Island Bay resident Regan Dooley, a supporter of the Island Bay cycleway, says just the Island Bay cycling infrastructure project is ready to go, but even that has been a drawn out process. “It’s clear that Wellingtonians really do want a better, safer cycling network and it seems inconceivable that a cycling network won’t appear in the long-term plan with a very high priority.”

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Get your friends together and make a meal with a difference for Kaibosh Food Rescue’s annual fundraising appeal. The idea is simple - make a meal at home, donate what you would have spent on a meal out and put food on the table for fellow Wellingtonians in need. Collecting food seven days a week, Kaibosh delivers 10,000kg of quality surplus food each month to community groups supporting people in need. This is the equivalent of 28,500 meals that

would have otherwise been needlessly discarded, as well as a 7785kg reduction in greenhouse gases each month. Kaibosh provides their service at no cost to food donors or community groups. Kaibosh has put together how-to guide and a Make a Meal in May pack to make hosting a meal as easy as pie. They have also teamed up with local restaurant La Boca Loca to offer a specially cooked Mexican meal as a competition prize – supporters can enter by sharing photos

of their Make a Meal in May meal on facebook and Twitter. Kaibosh General Manager Matt Dagger says: “Make a Meal in May is a great way to get your friends together over a home-cooked meal and make a real difference to our community at the same time. We’re looking forward to seeing what our supporters cook up.” The appeal runs throughout May. For every $20 donated, Kaibosh can provide 34 meals to those in our community who need it most.


Monday May 4, 2015

Mt Vic tunnel to close

CROSSROADS: Residents fear there will be a fatal accident at the intersection of Dundas and Inglis Streets, Seatoun. PHOTO CREDIT: Esther Zweifel

Stop signs needed

By Esther Zweifel

Seatoun residents are calling for the Wellington City Council to install stop signs at the intersection of Dundas and Inglis Streets because of fears someone will be killed. “Cars just bowl on through, they’re not looking. It’s a dangerous intersection,” says Marcus Hull, who lives nearby. “Someone is going to die.” Give-way signs on Dundas Street currently control the intersection. Council traffic engineer Charles Kingsford says there were 14 accidents in the past five years at the intersection, 12 of which were caused by cars failing to give way. Another resident, Steve Farrell,

says everyone in Seatoun knows someone who has had an accident there. Residents believe that due to restricted visibility and people failing to give way, urgent action is needed to improve safety. According to the facebook group ‘Seatoun Community’, cars are being ‘T-boned’ and cyclists knocked off bikes as they travel along Inglis Street and through the intersection, expecting to have right-of-way. In February there were reportedly three accidents at the intersection – including a two car collision – in one week. Council traffic engineer Frank Fan says it is planning to move the give-way signs to Inglis Street and the intersection has been added

Motorists travelling into the city from the Southern suburbs in the evenings will soon have to find somewhere else to toot their car horns. The Mt Victoria tunnel is expected to be closed five nights a week most weeks from May 6 until mid-2016 to do the next phase of essential upgrade work. Traffic will be diverted through Newtown when the tunnel is closed. The work – the second stage of a three-stage upgrade programme – is being undertaken by the NZ Transport Agency to ensure the tunnel can continue to operate effectively. The NZTA says it is app ropr iat e to m a ke

these changes now given the tunnel’s age and the advancements made in tunnel engineering since it was built more than 80 years ago. The work includes an overhaul of the ventilation system, lighting, and refurbishing the control room. In addition the slopes above the tunnel entrances and the walking and cycle path will be strengthened. Closure hours for the first month or so will be 10pm to 6am. However, the closures are likely to start earlier in the evening as the project progresses. More than 45,000 cars per day travel through the tunnel along with pedestrians and cyclists who use an elevated walkway.

to the council’s ‘Minor Safety Projects’ for the coming year. In the meantime, two ‘give-way ahead’ signs have been installed 65 metres before the intersection on either side of Dundas Street. Residents believe that moving the give-way to Inglis Street will cause confusion, particularly as Inglis Street is the main thoroughfare around the bays. Councillor Simon Marsh says the council is “absolutely” aware this is a problematic intersection and it is in the process of being reassessed. “Whether it is this financial year or next, if there is a real problem there, I would hope that we reprioritise the funding so it can be done sooner rather than later.”


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Young and old gather to remember  All the forces represented at the Pukeahu National War Memorial

 Former Malaya soldiers: Max Daly 2nd BN NZ Regiment of Wainuiomata, Les Coutts 1st Battalion 1st NZ Regiment of Kilbirnie and Bill Russell 1st Battalion 1st NZ Regiment of Tawa

 Les Coutts, Private Soldier and Vietnam War veteran

 Bikers paying respects: Kevin Strange (ex Army) along with Steve Chester, Neill Howard, Tony Kenny and Phil Herriott (all ex navy)

 Willy Apiata VC signs autographs of fans

 Mike and Chris Carter of Nelson

Wellington Company 5/7 Battalion RNZIR

 From the National War Memorial - an Airforce soldier rests on arms by The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

 Sailors from HMNZS Philomel, Devonport, Auckland

 Former commanding officer of Wellington, West Coast and Taranaki Battalion, Anthony Wareham and his daughter Alexandra Wareham (15) came down from Auckland to be at the National War Memorial to be at the  Feeling lucky ce day service: an 100th remembr John Solia

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A smoothly run Anzac Day dawn service was blessed with settled weather and record numbers of attendees. An estimated 40,000 people of all ages, creeds, ethnicities and religious backgrounds congregated around Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for its inaugural 5.30am

 Retired Lieutenant Colonel Peter Crosgrove with his wife Johanna and daughter Bette.

 Willy Apiata VC flanked by Rick Teaia and Lucia Lefaoseu

Dawn Service on Anzac Day. People gathered to mark 100 years since the Gallipoli landings, as well as to remember, to hope for peace in the world, to rekindle friendships and to share the tradition of Anzac Day with their families. Seven-year-old Chase Ferrel of Miramar proudly wore his Great Grand Father’s

WWI medals. William Andrew Ferrel of Rongotai had served in the 1st Battalion Canterbury Infantry Regiment and was seriously wounded near Armentiers in France on July 2 1916 aged 19. Private Soldier, Les Coutts of Kilbirnie who served in the Vietnam War in 1967-68 recalled how being in war

“was an experience you never forget”. He spent six months in Vietnam doing six-week stints in the bush with “your rations on your back” and occasional ration drop if you were lucky. He also served in Borneo and Malaysia. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Peter Crosgrove also had dual reasons for being at

Anzac Day – he served in the New Zealand Army and he now works for Downer New Zealand who built the Arras Tunnel. His daughter Bette proudly wore her grandfather’s WWII medals. Whatever the reason for being at the dawn service, the desire to remember and pay respects unified everyone who attended.


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From the Reporter’s desk It has been good getting out and about, talking with – and having coffee with – newsmakers in the community. This week, I’ve had the opportunity to have a ride on an electric bicycle, meet local politicians and talented sportspeople, and even managed to encourage some people to pose for a photo while standing on the roof of my car. I`ve spoken with people who have blue hair, grey hair, and no hair – and had a phone call from London about a story. Yes, London in the UK. That was just in the first three days. This week we also profile latest sporting achievements. No fewer than seven



Every day our roving reporter Dave Crampton breaks news and meets locals throughout the Western and Southern suburbs, f r o m Ly a l l B a y beach to the cafes of Newtown. Each week he shares a few tales from his travels.




About 700 people attended an Anzac Day service at Tarakena Bay, near Moa Point to to commemorate the Turkish and Anzac soldiers who died at Gallipoli. The 2pm ceremony mirrored the dawn ceremony that was just beginning in Gallipoli, while the park on Wellington’s south coast was chosen due to the resemblance it holds to the Gallipoli Peninsula. “People can almost picture what it would be like,” said Rongotai MP Annette King. “It really is a Gallipoli memorial.” Eastern ward Councillor Sarah Free also attended the ceremony. “I think residents of Moa Point and Strathmore Park are happy to have the special beauty and atmosphere of Tarakena Bay recognised as a fitting place for the Ataturk memorial. Certainly, the crowds of locals that turned up would indicate that.” The Atatürk Memorial, at Tarakena Bay, was built in 1990 in return for the Turkish government officially renaming Ari Burnu, Anzac Cove. The Atatürk service mixed traditional Anzac Day tributes with Turkish ballads and readings from the Koran. Turkish-New Zealand citizen Pakize Sari said, “This memorial is for the fallen

people: Australians, New Zealanders and Turks too.” Turkish Ambassador to New Zealand Damla Ye im Say praised Turkish-New Zealand relations. “Two countries, that were once enemies, have become very good friends, so this friendship should be an example to everyone.” She said the friendship is still growing. “We are working on how to strengthen our relationship, not only based on this shared, sometimes bitter, memory, but more on economic, social and cultural terms.” King said she has been going to the Atatürk service for more than 20 years, when it was just a handful of people. “It’s gone from a very small service, to a big one…people come from all over Wellington.” The Wellington City Council has agreed to a historical sister city relationship with Çanakkale, the closest city to Gallipoli, to mark the centenary. The ceremony was also attended by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, Education Minister Hekia Parata, and Major Piero Bertocchi representing the Australian High Commissioner.

Monday May 4, 2015



Scottish wins 20th consecutive relay title Scottish Harriers has its 20th senior men’s Shaw Baton relay title after a close tussle with athletes from the Wellington Harriers Athletics Club at Battle Hill in Pauatahanui on April 25. They were also without their fastest runner, National 3000m champion Hamish Carson, who is overseas. The team included Round T he Bays cha mpion Tim Hodge, and national mountain running champion Dougal Thorburn, who ran the second leg and took the lead for Scottish in his first Shaw Baton relay for the club. Scottish held onto the lead for the duration of the race. Scottish team manager Rees Buck, himself a member of the winning team 20 years ago, was pleased with his runners,

two of whom were first time runners in the event. His reaction to the 20th win? “A lot of relief to be honest. We were behind in the first lap, but we were really confident. I think to lose it on the 20th, we would have been very disappointed.” In the third lap, Wellington Harriers’ Marcus Karamanolis, the 5000m national junior champion, closed the gap considerably, and along with Dougal, both ran the fastest 2km relay lap, each clocking 5m 52 sec. All but one of the Wellington Harriers runners were under 20, so it was a good effort by both teams. Just seven seconds separated the two teams. In the Junior events, the Wellington Harriers team won

SENIOR MEN: L-R . Stephen Day, Dougal Thorburn, John Earles, Tim Hodge (holding the baton), James Richardson, Chris McIlroy PHOTO CREDIT: Jo Murray

its race overall - the first time in many years – beating its Seniors and Masters women's team. The team included Youth Olympics qualifier Kelsey Forman, Imogen

Skelton, Kirstie Rae and Colgate Games’ scholarship winner Tessa Hunt. Olympic Harriers, the host club, won the masters men’s title,

and for the first time in 20 years, also won the junior men’s title. The annual event is the first Wellington cross country interclub event on the calendar.

Top student to swim in Korea SPORTS INBRIEF Sportsperson of the Year Nominations have now closed for the Sport Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards, one of the most prestigious events on the Wellington sporting and social calendar. The awards, at the TSB Arena on June 4, serve to acknowledge, promote, and celebrate the contribution that sport makes to the wider Wellington community. The awards are organised by Sport Wellington. The awards ceremony will once again see the induction the Legends of Wellington Sport who, once inducted, will have plaques honouring their achievements installed at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie.

Wellingtonians love netball

Wellington swimmer Samantha Lee has qualified for the World University Games in Korea in July. The Capital swimming club swimmer is part of New Zealand’s biggest ever team, of 19, to attend the biennial event. Fellow Massey student Emma Robinson, also from the Capital club has also qualified, but may forgo the champs as she is also swimming three events at the World Champs in Russia. The university games run from July 3-14 in Gwangju, Korea. Around a third of the team are on scholarship in the United States.

Lee, a Massey student, qualified at the recent New Zealand Open Championships for the summer Universiade, which is expected to attract 12,000 athletes from 170 nations. She competed at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and currently trains in Queensland with top Aussie coach Michael Bohl, after the closure of the Wellington High Performance Centre in Kilbirnie a few months ago. “Racing in New Zealand is one thing, but racing against all the best swimmers in the world is a huge eye opener, as I experienced in 2013 at my first open international meet and

the perfect motivation to drive you into next year’s trials to qualify for the Rio Olympics,” she said. The Wellington-born Lee is the first New Zealand woman to swim 100m butterfly in less than a minute, and was the Emerging Sportswoman

of the Year at the Wellington Sportsperson of the Year Awards in 2011. She was also a finalist in 2014 in the Sportswoman of the Year category, and is a world record holder for the 100m rescue medley in the sport of surf lifesaving.

Rew off to the world champs

Wellington players make up a quarter of the New Zealand secondary schools netball team. The Wellington East trio of Mila ReueluBuchanan, Marcelle Parkes and Tiana Metuarau and St Mary's defender Colleen Faleafaga were among the 12 players named in the New Zealand secondary schools netball team. Fourteen-year-old Tiana, a goalshoot and daughter of Silver Ferns coach Wai Taumaunu, is in only her second year at secondary school. It is an extraordinary result for college netball in Wellington, which has rarely been represented in the national team in recent years. The four Wellington players were also added to the pathway to podium netball squad. 

Students improve ball skills Many students got the opportunity to play AFL KiwiKick at Westpac Stadium during half-time of the ANZAC Day clash. AFL New Zealand’s ‘AFL KiwiKick’ programme, which focuses on developing fundamental movement and ball skills, has drawn thousands of children into the sport

MAKING A SPLASH: Samantha Lee in actin in the pool

FAST WALKER: Quentin Rew goes for a walk in the park

Hataitai athlete Quentin Rew is gearing up for the World Athletics championships after being named in the eight-member team for Beijing in August. He will be competing in the 20km and the 50km walks. “It’s a huge honour and privilege to represent my country in such an amazing competition, especially to do so in two events,” he says. Lower Hutt middle distance runner Nick Willis is the only other team member selected for two events, the 1500m and 5000m events. Currently based in Melbourne, the Wellington Harriers Athletics Club athlete did not compete at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as walking was not included in the programme. But he wants to do well in Beijing, where his races are six days apart. “That should be just enough time to recover properly, and have a good crack at each event.

Quentin missed Nationals at Newtown Park earlier this year, as he was competing in Mexico. He would have liked to have been at his first nationals since 2010. “Part of me wished I could be on my home track, giving it death to compete for an overdue national title,” he says. Quentin, who holds national records in the 3000m and 20km walks - is working part time as an occupational therapist and training hard. My main training partner has personal bests which are slightly quicker than my own, which is basically the best I could ask for,” he says. He says he is not racing, or travelling, as he is focussing on getting as fit and efficient as possible in the months leading into World Champs. “There’s no doubt now that I can race both races in Beijing, and no reason I won’t be competitive in both,” he says.

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