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Kosta follows his passion By Sam Duff

As many of us head to the office each weekday for the nine to five slog, Kosta Bogoievski gets to do what he loves – dance. The 21-year-old Mount Victoria resident is a full-time dancer with Footnote New Zealand Dance on Cuba Street and spends his work days in the dance studio. “What I enjoy about contemporary dance is the total freedom of expression and the fact I don’t have to impress anyone with pure physicality or athleticism,” Kosta says. “I can say what I want to say through my dance.” Kosta’s introduction to the world of dance began at the age of ten when he started classes in hip-hop and jazz. In his last year of high school at Scots College Kosta was planning a career in engineering until he put his ballet shoes on for the first time. Continued on page 2 STAGE READY: Dancer Kosta Bogoievski, 21, has spent the past few months preparing for NOW 2015. PHOTO: Emma Morgan

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Tech whizzes and those curious about new-fangled designs will be gathering in Miramar next week for the second annual Maker Party. Organiser and Miramar resident Jess Weichler, who runs her own technology company, says the event is a chance for people to get hands on with activities from cool local organisations. Coded wrestling robots from community group NodeBots will be a particular highlight at the event, which last year attracted about 130 visitors. International software company Mozilla launched the Maker Party in 2012 to celebrate making and learning on the web and since then many have been held throughout the world. Jess says there will be eight booths at the 2015 Maker Party in Miramar, including Christchurch UNCODED: Jess Weichler, from MakerBox, has organised the based company Fab Lab. second annual Maker Party at the Miramar and Maupuia Com- Things will be flying throughout the community centre thanks to munity Centre. PHOTO: Sam Duff

Craft Central. Visitors will be invited to create their own catapults. Catalyst, an open source technology company, will be showing locals what they do best. Jess says she brought the Maker Party to Miramar last year because she thought it would be a good way to bring the community together and so people could see what is out there in the world of technology. “These types of technology are not going to go away so it’s important to make sure we know how it works,” she says. “Also, we need to make technology accessible for everyone.” Maker Party is also a good opportunity for those in the tech world to get to know each other and start working together, Jess says. “When we work together we can do so much more.” Maker Party is open to the public and will be held at the Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre on July 18 between 12pm and 3.30pm.

Taking to the dance floor Continued from page 1 “I was planning on going to university to study engineering because I’m also passionate about maths and physics,” he says. “I like knowledge and I never knew I would find so much knowledge in dance.” Before long he was studying towards a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance at Unitec in Auckland. Kosta has spent the past few months preparing for NOW 2015 which aims to give emerging choreographers a platform to experiment and thrive. Four choreographers are taking part in the show which will explore the themes of modern life, the deconstruction of hip hop, the impact of sound, and the shifting lens of history. “Footnote demands that as dancers we’re really versatile because we

don’t know who the next choreographer will be for a project,” Kosta says. Asked to describe his own style of dance, Kosta says hip-hop has played a strong influence. “It can be quite explosive but I am also trying to find grace.” He says it is a privilege to be able to work professionally as a male dancer. “I really like it,” says Kosta, who lists many New Zealand dancers as those in the profession that he looks up to. “I really admire dancers who think when he or she performs and who have awareness about the space, other performers and the audience.” NOW 2015 is on at Te Whaea (New Zealand National Dance and Drama Centre) in Newtown on July 9 and 10.

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PASSION: Kosta Bogoievski started dancing when he was ten-years-old and has been tapping his toes ever since. PHOTO: Emma Morgan

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Youngsters hope for a new ride By Bridget Grace

A Kilbirnie after school programme is in dire need of new vans, after a recent spate of trouble including six breakdowns and a van robbery. Kids on F.O.O.T (Faith Of One Touch), run by husband and wife couple Ese and Linda Enari, hope to raise $15,000 for the purchase of two ‘decent’ vans. Linda says the current vans, “our 1992 specials” are too old, and are so slow that walking up hills is faster. “It’s all we could get at the time.” She says the vans keep breaking down and would cost too much money to repair. One van was stolen after Christmas. It was spotted by passing dog-walkers in Karori, but unfortunately the wheels had been removed and it was placed on cooking pots. The couple set up Kids on F.O.O.T Kilbirnie two years ago, after working with the Wainuiomata and Petone branches. Linda says they saw a gap in the market for someone who can pick children up from school, take them to their activities and collect and look after them. Her husband Ese explains, “we

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just figured there’s a lot of need out here to offer our services.” The vans are an integral part of their business, and they provide the transport for free, even dropping home an average of 10 children per day for those parents that do not have vehicles. “It just doesn’t make sense for us to charge the parents, we try to help the community out really.

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“That’s why we need new vans,” he says. The couple also offer before school care that includes a free breakfast, and Linda says if children just want to come and eat they can. “I have this real thing that kids shouldn’t go to school hungry,” she says. Kids on F.O.O.T receive donated food from the Salvation

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Annual meeting The Houghton Valley Progressive Association will be holding its annual general meeting on Sunday, July 12. Officers will be elected which will kick-off another year of activities for the HVPA. The HVPA annual general meeting will be held at 4pm in the valley hall.

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An Island Bay resident says the Council proposal to install seven speed humps on Clyde Street is “crazy”. Mike Bieniowksi has lived on the street for more than 50 years and says speeding has never been a problem. “All the time I’ve been here, I don’t think I remember anybody that’s been speeding along…impossible to speed there.” Mike received a letter from the council in March saying the speed humps are needed to slow traffic on the road, and are at the request of local residents. This baffles the 83-year-old and he says residents do not want the humps. “I don’t know who’s complaining about it, because I NO HUMPS: Mike Bieniowksi does not want spoke to a lot of people and speed humps on Clyde Street in Island Bay. they are all against it.” Mike says traffic on the PHOTO: Emma Morgan

street is already at a crawl and it is not possible to speed due to two compulsory stops and two schools in the area. He says 80 percent of Clyde Street is already oneway, especially when parents are dropping their children at school. Mike is concerned about the impact of speed humps on school buses. “Every single day there’s seven buses come up here to the school, how are they going to get on?” The Polish native is also angry at the amount of money the project will require. “It’s going to cost $150,000 of ratepayer’s money to put in those crazy humps.” Mike says he would never buy a house on a street with speed humps as “it gives it a bad name”, and is worried his house will drop in value. Construction of the speed humps was proposed to

begin before July. The Wellington City Council says the project has been put on hold while more traffic-speed surveys are conducted to determine if speed humps are necessary. The council says they have received objections from residents who are worried the humps will cause an increase in traffic noise. Mike says the only problem on Clyde Street is a neighbour’s joyriding. “There’s two larrikins that live on that dead end street… they are the ones that do the touring up and down.” He says putting in a speed camera would easily solve the problem.  Should Wellington City Council install speed humps on Clyde Street in Island Bay or are they a waste of money? Email news@wsn.co.nz and let us know what you think.

Ready, steady, scan! The speed, presentation, customer service and accuracy skills of our local supermarket checkout workers were put to the test recently at the Wellington Checker of the Year competition. New World Miramar came out on top of the competition, picking-up the Best Supporting Team and overall Highest Scoring Team (for New World stores) at the Foodstuffs competition. Checker Michaela Nobin, from New World Miramar, came third in the competition with another five checkers from the store in the top 12. 100 checkers took part in the Wellington Checker of the Year competition and showed off their skills onstage at the St James Theatre. Pak’n Save Kilbirnie and New

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The White Cross By Timothy Morgan

IN MEMORY: Kilbirnie resident Timothy Morgan has been researching the war experiences of his great uncle, who was killed in World War One. PHOTO: Emma Morgan

Researching Ellwood’s war years By Sam Duff

Visiting his Grandparent’s house in Hokitika as a child, Timothy Morgan often looked at the picture hanging on their landing of a dashing young man in a soldier’s uniform. The man in the uniform was Ellwood Montagu, Timothy’s great uncle that had been killed at the age of 25 in World War One. “Growing up I didn’t know much about Ellwood,” he says. “I always wondered ‘who was this guy?’.”

After researching Ellwood’s experience from 1915 to 1918, Timothy has written the story of his great uncles war travels. Timothy, who often stayed up till 2am in the morning researching Ellwood, says he wanted to bring Ellwood’s memory back to life. “I don’t want him to be forgotten,” Timothy says. Timothy says he recently read out a version of the story, The White Cross, on Wellington access radio.

Ellwood Charles Douglas Montagu was born on November 24 1893 to Charles and Ida Montagu, on the West Coast of the South Island. After Ellwood joined the army in April 1915, he left Hokitika, aged just 21. Ellwood was 5 foot and 9 inches tall, with a dark complexion, dark hair and brown eyes. He was put into the Rifle Brigade and sent up to Wellington to be trained at Trentham Camp before going overseas to fight. During training Ellwood got the measles, and was sent to Palmerston North Awapuni Convalescent Home from July 23 until August 14 1915. Ellwood had fully recovered when he embarked with his comrades for Alexandria October 9 1915. The first New Zealand Expeditionary Force soldiers left a year earlier in October 1914, eventually ending up at Gallipoli. The boys who fought in Gallipoli between April and December 1915 had become weary, shell shocked, run down and half of them died. New Zealand sent fresh soldiers to fight in places such as Gallipoli and Egypt, and Ellwood, my great uncle, was one of so many young men to go to Egypt. When Ellwood got to Cairo he was appointed a cook in March 1916. Ellwood was part of the newly formed NZ Division that travelled across the Mediterranean Sea to France in April 1916. Soon Ellwood and the NZ Division were at the Somme as the battle of

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Modern life from Curtis’ eyes By Sam Duff

Everywhere South Wellington teenager Curtis Whale goes he takes his camera with him. Curtis, 15, started taking pho-

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things,” the year 11 Scots College student says. “After that I started wanting to get into it (photography) more and more.” Two Christmases ago Curtis was given a digital SLR camera

ON DISPLAY: This image of a Shelly Bay shag is one of Curtis Whale’s photos currently on display at Wellington Photographic Supplies on Vivian Street. PHOTO: Curtis Whale

from his parents and now he has an exhibition on display at Wellington Photographic Supplies on Vivian Street. He says the photos that are on display are a reflection of his perspective on the world. “It is through my eyes… I like capturing the moment.” Curtis says having his photos on display at the shop makes him quite proud. “It feels like I have come quite far.” George Lazaradis, who Curtis describes as his photography mentor, works at Wellington Photographic Supplies and helped the college student when he got his first camera. He gave Curtis lessons on how to use his new buy and on the computer software he needed when processing his pictures. Every few weeks Curtis tags along with George as he takes photos throughout Wellington. Asked what he enjoys about photography, Curtis says it is the outcome. “If I go out and take a bunch of photos and get back and look at them I find some interesting ones that I have taken,” he says. One of Curtis’ favourite places to photograph is Shelly Bay on the Miramar Peninsula. “It is always sunny there,” he says. “There are lots of birds,

PERSPECTIVE: Young photographer Curtis Whale, 15, has only been interested in the art form for two years.

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Thousands of spectators, the smell of petrol, burning rubber – an artist has paid tribute to Kilbirnie’s former speedway and old trams by painting several murals in the suburb. Sheyne Tuffery has painted murals onto the side of two Coutts Street buildings. The murals pay homage to the speedway that was once located where Rongotai College is and to the tram shelter, which is now a bus shelter. “I’m an amateur historian so when designing a mural I start with the history of a place and work out what the story behind the space I’m going to transform is,” Sheyne says. “This is what really interests me.” Trams loom large on the facade of nine Coutts Street alongside three female conductors, ticket bags slung over their shoulders. From the top of 21 Coutts Street young motorcyclists look intently at pedestrians as they rev their bikes ready for the race. “It was nice to be able to acknowledge the history of the tram and bus depot that’s

been there for almost 100 years, but the biggest surprise for me was discovering that Rongotai College was a Speedway – how cool is that – I just had to put it up there.” After some digging Sheyne even discovered the names of the well-known racers, which he has included at the bottom of the mural. Sheyne’s murals are part of a larger redevelopment of Coutts Street. Council will be making streetscape improvements including redeveloping planters, refreshing banners, installing Cyclehoop bicycle parking, a cycle maintenance stand and pump and installing benches for people to take a break and view the murals. Eastern ward councillor Sarah Free says the upgrade has been anticipated for some time. “We have done extensive consultation with our local businesses and residents and I’m confident these upgrades will deliver some pleasing results within a reasonable budget.”


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MINUTES WITH: Jack Yan Publisher, designer, businessman and two-time Mayoral contender

If you could be somebody for a day who would it be? For a laugh, probably Josh Robert Thompson, the comedian. His impressions are so spot-on that I’d spend a day making prank phone calls as different characters.

What would Cook Strait News readers be shocked to know about you? Adam West and I share a birthday, but only one of us has been a Mayor.

What meal do you never get sick of eating? A very nicely made char kuay teow ranks right up there.

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

Who is your best friend and why? It’s difficult and perhaps unfair to single out one person, but let’s say there are certain people around the world that I have trusted, and continue to trust, without question.

Lee Kuan Yew, to get his thoughts directly about how Singapore turned into a powerhouse after it became a stand-alone republic 50 years ago next month (August 9), and what obstacles he confronted along the way.

What would your super power be and why? Probably the Cold War US, because it could partly define itself on the basis of personal liberty against the Soviet Bloc’s system.

What would you change about the world? Making sure everyone got a decent education so we could make good judgments about the consequences of our actions, and understand the real reasons behind certain political decisions.

What is the best thing in your life right now? I’ve always believed in a higher power, so it would have to be my faith.

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Council targets red light racers LOOK OUT: Wellington City Council has launched the Stop on Red traffic safety campaign. PHOTO: Emma Morgan

Red-light runners throughout the capital are the target of Wellington City Council’s new traffic safety campaign. According to the Council between 2013 and 2014, Police attended 974 crashes at intersections in Wellington City in which 296 people were injured. During the next few months the Stop on Red campaign will remind drivers who run red lights of the risks to themselves and others of breaking the law. Councillor Andy Foster, chair of the Transport and Urban Development Committee, says that as well as the human cost of serious crashes, they can also cause significant traffic disruption. “When traffic delays occur, the whole city can be affected. It can cause disruption to personal lives, as well as businesses,” he says. “We all know there is always plenty of time to stop before a light turns red. “The Road Code is very clear that the amber light means stop if you safely can – it isn’t an invitation to speed up to try to beat the red light.” Red light running continues to be a major

problem in Wellington, according to the Council’s Safe and Sustainable Transport Manager, Paul Barker. “More than three quarters of respondents to recent research say they have found themselves in the middle of the intersection when a light turned red and 16 percent say they have entered an intersection when the light has already turned red.” Inspector Michael Wright, District Road Policing Manager, says that one in four crashes in Wellington are the result of a failure to stop or give way at intersections. The Stop on Red campaign has been jointly funded by Wellington City Council and NZTA at a cost of $50,000. The campaign will feature on billboards and bus backs and be heard on the radio. Monitored (Separate box)  In an unscientific survey Cook Strait News monitored a Kilbirnie intersection for 30 minutes earlier this week. Two vehicles were seen breaking the law and ignoring a red light. Is red-light running a major problem in Wellington? Email us at news@wsn.co.nz and let us know what you think.

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No more bowls for Kilbirnie By Bridget Grace

After 70 years the click of bowls will no longer be heard in Kilbirnie, after the Park Bowling club announced it will close. Members voted at a recent AGM to wind up the club at the end of August. Long-time player Judy Howat says making the decision was tough. “When we took the vote it was quite emotional, it’s so sad.” She says a fall off in numbers means there is not enough people or money to maintain the club. Club membership has dropped to 36 people, and Judy says if they could have increased it by 20 they would have kept going. All the current members had served on the executive, and without new members the club had reached a stage where no one wanted to be in charge anymore, Judy says. Declining membership is a com-

mon problem in bowls, she says. 32 clubs dotted the city when she first started, now there are just 19. “That’s bowls at the moment unfortunately and it’s very sad and we’re all crying.” Rising charges also contributed to the club’s demise, with green keeping and insurance both costing $12,000 a year. Judy has played bowls in Kilbirnie for 43 years and says it has been a great area for the sport. “We’ve had a great time, met some wonderful people, we have had some wonderful games.” The mother-of-four’s proudest moment in bowls was winning gold in the pairs at the Commonwealth Games. “That was a thrill…it was emotional because I never ever thought it would be me standing up there listening to the New Zealand anthem.” Wellington City Council parks sport and recreation manager Paul Andrews says sadly bowling

clubs having declining memberships. Paul says one member pinned the decline of bowls back to the advent of television, and he cites the lack of time people have as an influence on the sport. One of the recommendations of a Bowls New Zealand report released in 2008 was that clubs should amalgamate. Berhampore Bowling club merged with Mornington Golf club in 2012 and Paul says the unusual marriage has been a success. The Park Bowling club is itself the result of a merger between Wellington Women’s and Kilbirnie in 1999. The council is in discussion with the club, at this stage it is unknown what the future of the site will be. The building currently has a number of other users including a darts club and a genealogy society.

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LAST BOWL: Commonwealth Games medallist Judy Howat says Kilbirnie has been a great area for bowls. PHOTO: Bridget Grace.

Street appeal a success Mar y Potter Hospice, which cares for people with a limited time to live, raised $78,493 in its recent street appeal. Chief executive Ria

collectors were very moved by the stories and comments they had received from the public who talked about loved ones who had come to the Hospice for care.

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Gardens throughout the city were aflutter with eager-eyed bird-enthusiasts last week, as the annual Garden Bird Survey tweeted off. Melrose resident Miranda Munro spotted a range of birds in her garden with sparrows, chaffinches and blackbirds the top contenders. Miranda has done the survey for a number of years and says it is a pleasure. “There’s a lot of joy in looking at birds,” she says. The survey, in its ninth year, asks the public to spend an hour in their garden recording birds and then uploading the results to a website. Landcare research associate Eric Spurr says trying to monitor trends in our national bird populations is a huge task. He says that while birds such as kiwi and kakapo are intensely monitored, “we don’t really know what’s happening to our more common birds.” This is where the garden bird survey fills the gap and the more people that take part in the survey, the more accurate the results will

be, he says. “It’s an educational thing and an enjoyment thing and it contributes to science.” A high amount of bird knowledge is not required, and photos of common birds are provided. Eric says when people participate for the first time they often come away surprised. “We certainly have people say ‘we didn’t know we had so many different species in our garden’.” Wellington unexplainably draws a high number of yellowhammers compared to the rest of the country. Over the past nine years there has been no major changes in bird numbers, which Eric says is good news. Results are in for this year and higher counts of most species have been recorded. Eric says this is because of a harsh, early winter that has driven birds into gardens looking for food.  For more information about the survey visit www.gardenbirdsurvey.landcareresearch. co.nz.

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Q: What is the best present you have ever received and why?

Ferne McKenzie, Newtown “For my 25th wedding anniversary my husband and I went to China, bought padlocks and attached them onto a bridge on Mount Hua and threw the keys into the river.”

Chris Pano, Adelaide “My acoustic guitar for my 18th birthday.”

Dom Symes, Adelaide

Angela Winder, Newtown

Daphne Jensen, Kilbirnie

“I got an acoustic guitar for my 21st birthday and I’m a musician now.”

“My Pandora bracelet that I received for my 50th birthday from my three children.”

“My gold watch for my 21st birthday from my parents.”

Olivia Reid, Kilbirnie “My diamond engagement ring that I got in January.”

LETTERS to the editor Cook Strait News asked readers if they would have voted for or against the Island Bay Cycleway

Cycleway decision gets mixed response

Dear Ed, I would not have voted for the ‘Cycleway to nowhere’. Also I read a letter to the paper that the cyclists were going to boycott the Cycleway! Can you look into this and find out why? Ainslie

Dear Ed, no way would I ever have voted for this dangerous cycleway to nowhere. Who on earth wants a cycleway channelled between pedestrians on footpaths and people either leaving or getting into parked cars – leaving a much smaller space for vehicles actually on the move. Also, your Cook Strait News article of July 2 indicates that the Council voted 8-6 to construct the $1.5 million Cycleway from Island Bay to the CBD. That is not correct. This $1.5

million only covers the easy bit ie from Shorland Park, Island Bay up to MacAlister Park at the end of The Parade. If it ever eventuates God knows how much the rest of the cycleway will cost - and what impact it will have on the residents who live along the narrow Adelaide Road. All I can say is roll on the next local body election – when we can say goodbye to Celia and her fellow losers who voted for the cycleway. Gerry Cook, Island Bay

Dear Ed, I just wanted to have my say – I am against the Island Bay cycleway. The whole process has been a shambles and the minority has been prioritised over the

majority. It has been a biased and unfair process and decision. Celia has to go at the next election. Marg Cook

Dear Ed, a cycleway runs from where I live to Miramar. It is enjoyable and safe, so I use it frequently.

I think it’s great that WCC is going ahead with the Island Bay cycleway. That will be another enjoyable

and safe place to cycle. J.C Doyle, Oriental Parade

Dear Ed, I would have voted against the cycleway. John Dear Ed, definitely a no to the cycle way. Who is going to pay for the injuries to young children and the elderly exiting vehicles when they get bowled by someone racing along the cycleway because they can? Commuters on bikes won’t use the lane as it will be too slow. Anonymous

MIXED BAG: Wellington City Council last week signed-off on the Island Bay Cycleway, meaning construction could begin within months. PHOTO: Emma Morgan

Keep the little cottage Dear Ed, I recently went to the meeting with the Salvation Army and their revamp of Riddiford St, Normanby St and Donald McLean St. And while I agree it is much needed I do think a few points should be cleared up. With regard to the houses in Normanby Street I was looking at the large picture of the area in New World and see the houses concerned are all in that photo which means they are as old as the houses around them which must also be well passed their use by date according to the Salvation Army Independent report. The houses are old and do require continual maintenance to keep them going, if nothing is done to them when required they will deteriorate and at a rapid rate.

The independent report did say the only thing holding the homes up were the borer holding hands. This I must dispute in regard to number two Normanby Street. This little cottage was built in the 1870s and when the home was relined a few years ago, newspapers were found behind the wall dated in that era. There is no way that this cottage has borer no matter what the independent report says. The cottage is made of Heart Rimu, which borer do not like, and should make a pretty penny for the people who demolish it with the sale of the timber. I personally would love to see this little cottage kept somewhere because of its date and the way it has been made to last. Heather Bevan, Island Bay

The PC, humanistic, heathen brainwashing Dear Ed, Re your June 15 “Word on the Street” about Yes or No to legalising euthanasia. I was pained to see that four of the six interviewees gave a yes. However, as those four all looked rather young, while the other two looked somewhat older, I guess those two are not victims of the PC, humanistic, heathen brainwashing that has percolated down from tertiary to kindergarten in our

educational pyramid; so they gave No. Both of those gentlemen rightly implied that legalisation, bad in itself, will then lead on to things still worse, and there will be almost no hope of having such wicked laws repealed. I'm still unconvinced that most Kiwis desire legalised “mercy killing”; but even if they did, this still wouldn't make it morally right.

And all of us know that some wicked legislation has been passed in the teeth of overwhelming public opinion, including a referendum. Our arrogant MPs know better, and also know that once they’ve railroaded it into law, even the very people who opposed it, though still unhappy with it, will mostly say we now have to live with it - they won't try to have it reversed. H Westfold, Miramar


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LETTERS to the editor Rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic Dear Ed, naturally, in times of civil emergency, money for lesser projects is redirected to deal with the emergencies. So, if there isn’t the budget in the WCC department that deals with the South Coast right now then why not re-direct the WCC Parks and Gardens budget to do it? Surely getting the coastline firmly established is fundamental to what P&G need, to do what they do? At the moment they are using their budget to plant new trees and shrubs on the South Coast – in areas that have no urgent problems - while the sea

is allowed to undermine areas of road and coastline near houses. To me this is like rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic as it is sinking. We have to get the fundamentals right – and the solutions have to stand the test of time. I agree we need to plan for the future so that the predicted sea level rises (which are still under debate) can be mitigated, and in 50 years’ time people and property are still safe. All this looking ahead with trepidation that the WCC is doing, is only causing inaction. This reminds me of the

problem we had finding the money to treat Wellington city’s raw sewage that spewed out on the South Coast for 100 years! When the problem is not right under people’s noses, they didn’t worry about it. Do you want to lose a favourite weekend drive for Wellingtonians? Go for a drive around the Coast next time Wellington has a big storm and see for yourself the damage that is occurring. WCC has the responsibility to take care of the roads and services for all Wellingtonians. Frances Rudland, Breaker Bay

Booze location no big fuss Dear Ed, I can see no reason why the alcohol location at Newtown New World should be a problem (CSN, July 2).

If you want to buy a bottle of wine it is easy to locate and it is first in the shopping basket. John

ON THE MOVE: New World Newtown intends to move its liquor display away from the entrance within three months so its liquor license can be renewed. PHOTO: Emma Morgan

lingtonians are going to have to rise up again, like they did over sewage treatment and remind the WCC about who employs who, and demand that instead of paying millions for white sand for Oriental Bay or for cycleways, that they attend to the basics, and the excellent seawalls that are already here are repaired and extended to protect the larger number of people that now live on the coast. Allan Jenkins, Breaker Bay

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.

Weather has challenged Wellington in the past Dear Ed, I recently attended a meeting with WCC staff, Councillors and Breaker Bay residents. What became apparent to me was the reluctance of WCC to be seen as a protector of private property in storm flooding or other natural events. Also, that the local councillors seemed to me to be very lethargic about going in to bat for us. Surely, if a person pays rates for a property then that individual is entitled to quiet enjoyment of that

property. We realise that WCC can’t control natural events like weather, but these weather patterns have challenged Wellington before, witness the superb seawalls the city leaders built nearly 100 years ago, they weren’t built for nothing. I have lived in Breaker Bay for nearly 25 years, before that I was in Lyall Bay. Huge southerly storms are nothing new here, the problem is that the last 40 years have been very

calm in comparison to the weather prior to that. In the last 30 years I have seen little preventative maintenance on Breaker Bay. Heavy rocks have been used with great success in places where the road was threatened, but much needed planting and reinstating the beach head has been either forgotten or left to locals to do. Abandoning the old seawalls and retreating inland will cause whole communities to have to

be relocated, a council that can’t find money to even repair the seawalls around Wellington will have no budget to defend the inevitable court cases or the compensation claims. In Breaker Bay and Moa Point there is around one million dollars a year extracted in rates, multiply that over the whole coastal perimeter of Wellington and it quickly becomes apparent that there is no option but to do much overdue coastal maintenance. It saddens me that Wel-

Evans Bay Intermediate School Poly Club

EBIS Extravaganza – Is a night of The Arts. A night to remember. Performance groups proudly showcased their artistic talents and parents and whānau celebrated achievements and enjoyed the wonderful collaboration of culture, music, dance, song and creative WOW garments.

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Our Kapa Haka group opened the evening with a mighty Haka Powhiri followed by three waiatas; He Honore, Pa Mai and Whaka taka te Hau. Evie thought that Tane Mahuta Gray has been an awesome tutor with such wide knowledge and experience, the extravaganza was a wonderful evening and I felt pumped to perform. The students have Kapa Haka practice every Wednesday with Tane and Ms Charlie Pearce. The Enviro leader’s initiative ‘WOW’ was an absolute hit with all classes. The challenge was to create a garment from recycled materials with the theme; The Four Elements; Earth, Air, Fire and Water. Each outfit also had to include a compulsory item- a peg! The creative interpretations were stunning. The winning garment titled ‘The Runway’ designed by students of Room 13, represented planes, kites, feathers and other things that float through the air. Over a hundred planes folded from recycled paper shaped the flowing dress and included the ingenious fan /headband that were sculptured from old badminton shuttlecocks

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The Poly Club performed three items, Savalivali Maia (Samoan action song) and a Sasa. The traditional Fijian song called Isa Lei was taught by parent, Mr Joe Serevi. The expertise of our teachers, Mr Pemerika Leiataua, Miss Nima Pemerika and Miss Julia Poasa have been a driving force along with the encouragement from parents to celebrate diversity of culture. Dominic Ropeti shared his thoughts, “I enjoy being in the Poly club because we get to embrace our Island culture and perform with our friends. We practise every Wednesday.’ All members of the orchestra, choir, school band, musicians and singers have worked diligently preparing their pieces and were thrilled that the time had come for them to perform. Monday is music day at Evans Bay Intermediate and all aspects of music are directed by Mr Chris van der Zee and Mrs Samantha Marsh. Students delight in the experience of the power of making music with other musicians and instruments. The ukulele group are quick to organise themselves and always help each other figure out chords. Nina Anderson who played a beautiful piano solo said “I thought all the performances were amazing and even though I was really nervous, I was really excited at the same time”. Band guitarist, Roman Barlow had been perfecting his solo’s lead breaks for a while and stated “It meant a lot to me to make the audience happy and it gave me such an energy rush when everyone cheered”. Students felt that all the groups pulled together and performed as strong ‘units’ and were enthralled at the response of the audience; their rapturous applauses could have lifted the roof of the EBIS school hall! In her closing comments Acting Principal Ms Marie Okeby thanked the “EBIS whānau” for their commitment, energy and diversity of talent, “The students are so lucky as they have family and staff who encourage them to pitch for the stars. Here at EBIS we value The Arts and the creative opportunities that cause learning, and stretch horizons. Next term is our school production and there will be so many artistic pathways for students to be involved in different roles and workshops. Eight students already know the magic of this as with the lead teacher, Mr Ben Egerton, they are the scriptwriters of ‘The Science Affair’. In the words of Dr Seuss, “ Today was good, today was fun, tomorrow is another one!”

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There is no glamour in cigarette smoking, and nothing cool about what it does to the body.

of your children’s health? Your smoking is one of the main influences on whether or not they will smoke. If you quit, not only will you improve your health but also the health of your children, and their children. Never think it is too late to give up. Even if you have smoked for years, it is worth quitting. Even if you have tried many times before, give it another go. It can take many attempts to become completely smoke free, and this time you could be successful. And never think you have to do it alone. There are many individuals and organisations that can assist and encourage you. “We can help,” offer Self Care pharmacists, “by providing advice, and medicines such as nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), to help overcome your nicotine addiction. Using NRT can double the likelihood that a quit attempt will be successful, and with our support, or the support from other quit-smoking counsellors

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Holiday fun Fun and laughter will be heard coming from the Island Bay Community Centre these school holidays. The centre is holding a number of activities for youngsters this week and next week. TeaHorse Road held a multicultural workshop, including a tea ceremony and a Japanese Craft session yesterday. On July 16 they will hold a Peruvian

dance session from 9am till midday. Jinglebugs will hold a Wet Felting craft session on July 13 from 1.30pm till 3pm. Finally the centre will be holding two princess pamper parties hosted by Ronsina from Classiquo Nails. The princess pamper parties will be held on Wednesday July 8 from 1pm till 3pm, and Tuesday July 14 from 10am till midday.

Environment talk

Taking to the water Little Makos Swim School is committed to building confidence in young swimmers, aged from six months to 14 years. The swim school, which is a partnership between Berhampore School and Harbour City Waterpolo Club, began in term four 2009. Harbour City Water Polo was concerned at the serious lack of learn to swim and aquatic facilities in Wellington. Since then Little Makos Swim School has gradually grown and provides water babies classes, pre-school LTS classes, private learn to swim classes and school based programmes Classes are run at a variety of different times and days - you select when your child can attend. Learn to Swim classes are aimed at all swimming abilities from the

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, will give a talk at the Houghton Valley Progressive Association AGM this Sunday at 4 pm. Houghton Valley resident Jan will

THUMBS UP From yodelling cats and surfing dogs to collapsing buildings and other outrageously excitable shenanigans – this is where readers share what is going UP and DOWN in the Eastern and Southern suburbs.

non-confident beginner through to the advanced swimmer who needs technique correction before moving to competitive swim squads. Little Makos Swim School operates out of Berhampore School Aquatic Centre situated in Britomart Street in Berhampore. The pool is a beautiful 17m long pool by 4.5m wide facility. It is an ideal teaching facility as it is a quiet, sheltered pool

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heated to between 30 - 33 degrees celsius in summer and up to 33 degrees in winter. The instructors at Little Makos Swim School are passionate about getting local youngsters in the water and swimming with confidence. All staff have competed at national level in either swimming or water polo, including national representatives who coach the Flippa Ball programmes. PBA

Cancer Jun 22 - Jul 23: Cancers are generally sensitive, emotional, selfless, caring and loving, and like to demonstrate their feelings for others. They often exhibit an uncanny ability to get right to the heart of things without any intellectual sidetracking. Because they’re so connected to their feelings and understand the feelings of others, they make this a part of their life, which impacts favourably on those who come into contact with them.

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THUMBS UP to JW and BP on their special date - hope you enjoyed the walk around Oriental Parade. From the lads. THUMBS DOWN to the incredibly superhot heat wave sweeping through Britain, France and Spain. We would love to have some of that hot weather on the South Coast right now!

THUMBS DOWN to Greece which is facing the harsh choice between a third massive international bailout with strict austerity measures attached, or certain economic collapse.

THUMBS UP to Doug the Pug on Facebook. He is like so the coolest little pug on the interweb at the moment, clocking almost 1.5 million likes.

THUMBS DOWN bubble wrap which is set to lose its iconic pop. Bubble wrap owner Sealed Air Corp has invented a new type that won’t pop. They find a way to take the fun out of everything!

THUMBS DOWN to the Strathmore Community Centre’s failed satellite centre that never got off the ground. THUMBS UP Magic Mike XXL… Channing Tatum, need I say more?

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touch on environmental topics concerning the valley and local residents are welcome to attend. Jan's address will be followed by tea and coffee and then the formal part of the meeting will be held.

THUMBS UP to a new New Zealand flag. I reckon we need a new flag, do you? We need a sliver fern on there.

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Thursday July 9, 2015

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Capital mourns rugby final loss Wellington awoke with a collective moan on Sunday morning. Was it really true? Surely it was just a bad dream. Unfortunately not. The Hurricanes lost to the Highlanders 15-21 on Saturday night in the 2015 Super 15 final at the Wellington Regional Stadium. A record 36,358 spectators crowded in the Stadium to watch the Hurricanes try to win the title on home turf. The Hurricanes and Highlanders had already played each other twice this season with the Hurricanes winning both games. However the final was not meant to be for the Hurricanes and the Highlanders picked-up their maiden Super Rugby title. Hurricanes fans left the Stadium in a hurry after the loss with many heading

How did you commiserate after the Hurricanes lost to the Highlanders on Saturday?

THE REACTION ON TWITTER @Hurricanesrugby: FT: 15-21 ... Well done @Highlanders, a well-deserved victory. To our boys, a great season that you can still be proud of!!! #HURvHIG @johnkeypm: Congratulations @Highlanders on your fantastic win tonight. #HURvHIG

to Courtenay Place where the mood was reasonably upbeat.

@grantrobertson1: My phone died last night, but have to say that was best rugby occasion I've been to. Sad for Canes but Highlanders were magnificent #HURvHIG

 How did you cope with the Hurricanes loss? Do you even care? Email news@wsn.co.nz and let us know what you think.

@JohnJCampbell: Well played @Highlanders. Stunning win. (Next year.) (AAAAGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!) @davidleeWCC: #HURvHIG was not the result #Wellington wanted. Nevertheless a good game...and the sun will still rise in the morning. @daihenwood: Uh o, my thoughts are with bouncers on Courtenay Place tonight. @sarahfreenz: Sad Hurricanes didn’t win, but a hard fought battle. Congratulations Highlanders. @anicemelodie Come on ‘Landers !!!!!! #WARvHIG #watching from hotel room.

“I got severely drunk, I was at a bar but didn’t really care for the game.” Peter Tweddle, Berhampore

“With a glass of Gin. We’re big supporters and even went to the stadium to watch the match.” Miriam Mangin, Strathmore

Kyla returns from Italy

“Saying ‘the Highlanders were second best’.” Gendy Thomson, Seatoun

Annual battle

St Pats Town is preparing to take on their sister school, St Pats Silverstream, in their annual battle on the rugby field. On Wednesday July 22 the annual traditional 1st XV rugby match will take place between the two schools. The match will kick-off at 1.30pm in Silverstream. Following the 1st XV battle the St Pats Town Old Boys XV and St Pats Stream Old Boys XV will take each other on at 3pm.

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WORLD CHAMPS: Kyla Walton, 15, celebrates her individual and team success at the World Taekwondo Championships.

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The aeroplane luggage of an up-and-coming Taekwon-do champion was heavier as she jetted back into the country after picking up several medals at the World Taekwondo Championships. Kyla Walton, 15, picked-up a silver in the individual junior girls’ breaking and a bronze for the junior team breaking. The Berhampore teenager, who has been training in the sport for the past seven years, says she was pleased with the results. “I was really happy,” she says. Kyla and her family travelled to Italy for the championships which were held at the end of May. However, they did not return to New Zealand immediately. Choosing instead to take the opportunity to go on holiday in Egypt and Dubai. Kyla says once they returned to Wellington they went out for dinner at Strawberry Fare to celebrate her results. The year 12 Wellington East Girls’ College student grew up watching her parents, Ian and Lena Walton, compete in taekwondo. They are instructors who have been actively practising and teaching the art for 30 years. Last year Kyla says she made the decision to give up other sports so that she could just focus on taekwondo. She has four training sessions a month and since July last year has been travelling to Auckland once a month to train with the New Zealand team. Kyla has her sights set on competing at the 2017 World Taekwondo Championships which will be held in Ireland.

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Visitors to the Capital injected an extra $35 million into the local economy during the ICC Cricket World Cup, according to a report released last week by PricewaterhouseCoopers. On the whole, Wellington’s GDP increased by $40 million. More than 85,000 people attended the four matches at Wellington Regional Stadium, with over 30,000 of those coming from outside of Wellington. There were two sell out matches and more than 10,000 international visitors came to Wellington.

Stacked up

The seventh National Sport Stacking Championships were held in Wellington recently and 21 World, Asian and New Zealand records potentially broken. Video footage and results will be verified in the USA to confirm these records. 50 stackers from around the country, ranging from age three to 55 competed to be the overall champion. This year was the first time the National Champs have been held in Wellington. The 2016 New Zealand Black Stacks team will be selected as a result of the national championships and will head to 2016 World Sport Stacking Championships in Speichersdorf, Germany.


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