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Saxophonist wins Alex Lindsay music Award

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Nothing could stop saxophonist, Reuben Chin, from winning the Alex Lindsay Award for young musicians. The 23-year-old broke his saxophone and had to borrow one to record his submission. Then technical problems followed him to the concert room where he could only record one of the four pieces he needed for his application - the rest he taped on his own recording device. Due to all the issues he, “wasn’t feeling too great about it” he said. Continued on page 2 NO LUCK NEEDED: Reuben Chin wins Alex Lindsay Award for young musicians with a borrowed saxophone.

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Athfield Architects busy with music hub This is exciting news for Athfield Architects. Wellington City Council, Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) have decided to award Athfield Architects the opportunity to develop concept designs to progress ideas for a music hub around Wellington’s Civic Square. Acting Mayor, Justin Lester, says Athfield Architects will build on its extensive knowledge of Civic Square and surrounding buildings to come up with the best fit for the music hub and

civic precinct concept. “Athfield Architects has a long history with Civic Square having designed the space and Wellington Central Library in the 80s and early 90s. It’s great that they’re involved in the next evolution of the area and I’m excited to see what Athfields will come up with,” says Mr Lester. NZSO Chief Executive Christopher Blake added that “The selection of Athfield Architects is an important milestone for the music hub project and for the future of the Town Hall.

The NZSO is delighted with the appointment and looks forward to working with the team Athfields has assembled during the concept design process.” Athfield Architects has been appointed to complete the design phase through to concept stage. It will then be reviewed, including a feasibility analysis, before proceeding to the next stage - ultimately requiring formal approval and sign-off by all three parties later next year. While Victoria University will be working with Athfield Architects to explore the potential

of this site. “The concept designs will be pivotal as we explore the feasibility of partnering with Wellington to create a renewed vision of education, music and creative arts excellence for the benefit of the entire community,” says Victoria’s Pro Vice-Chancellor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Jennifer Windsor. The required earthquake strengthening of the Town Hall will be done as an integrated package with the fit-out of the music facilities.

Saxophonist wins Alex Lindsay music Award Continued from page 1 Now he has won, he plans to spend the $3,000 prize money on a new saxophone he has had his eye on since last year. Chin has been playing the saxophone for 12 years since his intermediate school teacher suggested he take up a serious instrument for high school. His passion for the saxophone took him to the New Zealand School of Music at Victoria University. He completed both a Bachelor and Postgraduate Diploma of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Musicology and Chinese. He hopes to continue his study in the Netherlands under distinguished saxophonists, Johan van der Linden and Arno Bornkamp. He enjoys playing music with other people, and the highlights of his career have been performing with the New Zealand Youth Orchestra in 2010 and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra last year. Chin says the saxophone isn’t a standard orchestra instrument so he would like to get into chamber music. “Doing chamber music gigs, maybe saxophone quartet or, just small ensemble stuff, that would be sort of the dream.” Chin said. The other 2015 Alex Lindsay Award winners were, Annabel Drummond for the violin and Alexander McFarlane for the viola.

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Sir Ed’s adventures bought to life By Matt Tso

Wellington artist Phoebe Morris has illustrated a children’s book about the exploits of Sir Edmund Hillary. ‘First to The Top - Sir Edmund Hillary’s Amazing Everest Adventure’ was written by author and journalist, David Hill and published by Penguin. The book chronicles Sir Ed’s journey from childhood to the top of Mount Everest. It also explores Sir Ed’s later adventures and his enduring friendship with climbing partner, Tenzing Norgay. After working on the book for over a year Phoebe says she learnt a lot about Sir Ed. “When I started off, I didn’t know a heck of a lot about him.” Having researched Sir Ed for the book, she is amazed at how much he managed to fit into one lifetime. Sir Ed’s iconic status meant Phoebe was conscious of portraying him in the right way. She began by drawing several realistic studies of Sir Ed before she began stylising him for the book. Because he remains in the living memory of many New Zealanders she was conscious of the need to do him and his story justice. The book got the go ahead from Sir Ed’s children, Peter and Sarah. Phoebe says their approval

IN COLOUR: Phoebe Morris has illustrated a children’s book about the exploits of Sir Edmund Hillary.

inbrief news Thieving in Crawford Green Residents in the Crawford Green area of Miramar should be on the lookout for any strange behaviour Plant pots were stolen from a house in the area on two consecutive nights, meaning there must be someone or a group of individuals taking the precious greens. One local resident was concerned, saying it “wasn’t a one-off” and another resident noticed cigarette butts outside their home. Perhaps a group loitering, on the prowl for more shrubs or flowers especially coming into spring.

Former Wellington Mayor Dies Former Wellington Mayor James Belich has died at age 88 after a short battle with Alzheimer’s. He was surrounded by family at his own home when he passed away on Sunday night. Belich won the Mayoralty race back in 1986 on the back of a campaign to stop discharging raw sewage into the sea on the south coast. He held the Mayoral Chains until 1992, and invested heavily in public works including an extension to the Kilbirnie Pools.

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Happy ending for young Whale A juvenile Humpback whale is now free after being caught in cray pots and a buoy in Wellington Harbour on Sunday. The whale was spotted by a fisherman in Fitzroy Bay, and alerted authorities about the problem. A specialist Whale Crew from Kaikoura was then dispatched to help untangle the whale. The fisherman who found the whale stayed with it, allowing authorities to find the tangled mammal more easily. MOVING ON: Local Berhampore church demolished after earthquake damage deemed too costly .

Church demolished but community spirit still strong By Leah Flynn

The demolition of St Cuthbert’s Church earlier this month hasn’t dampened the spirit of the church community. The Reverend of St Cuthbert’s, Richard Noble, says it’s not about the building; it is the people in the community that matter. “When a family moves home no one thinks the family is destroyed and it is the same with our community, we’ve moved buildings but our church family remains.” The Berhampore church was sold last year after the August 2013 earthquake left the parish facing the prospect of $250,000- $500,000

in repairs. The church congregation has moved to the nearby St Thomas’ Chapel on Riddiford Street, after it was decided repairs to St Cuthbert’s would be too costly. Reverend Noble says he wanted to focus his efforts on building and fostering the community, rather than focusing on fundraising efforts. “People are our focus, not fundraising”. A vote last year on whether or not to sell the church resulted in 30-3 voting for the sale. The Reverend says that on the whole the response to the move has been positive, despite a few upset parishioners.

Their 10:30am service is now over-filled to the point they are thinking about moving locations again. They have considered the possibility of a community hall. Reverend Nobel says it doesn’t matter where they worship. “The church is not a building, the church is not a steeple, the church is not a resting place, the church is a people.” The church was sold to a developer who had originally planned to transform the church into four units. After further engineer reports increased the cost of repairs the plan was scratched and the building demolished.

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Construction on the controversial Island Bay cycleway begins on September 28 - and parts of the community are still angry about it. Fiona Cockerill-Ghanen was one of a group of residents at a community meeting last week who approached Cook Strait news about the cycleway “It’s not about a safe cycle way or they’d be doing it in Berhampore first,” says Ms Cockerill-Ghanen, who is an Island Bay resident against the cycle way. She and the other local residents believe the council has not listened to what they and the community want and have gone with their own agenda. They are confused about why this section of the cycle way is being pushed ahead of the Berhampore section, which is far more dangerous. “The general lack of willingness from the council to listen to what people have to say has been the biggest controversy of it all,” Ms Cockerill-Ghanen says. The final debate in June divided councillors and resulted in an eight-six split in favour of the cycleway. The project will cost $1.5 million and be finished early 2016, in time for the annual Island Bay Festival. The current cycle way, which is between street side parking and the road, will be moved inside the parking so there is a buffer zone between it and the road. There have been almost no cycling related accidents in Island Bay in the last 10 years but Berhampore is considered a cycleway danger zone. Councillor Andy Foster says the work is starting at Island Bay because it is the easiest option, and due to the wide roads on the Island Bay parade it is a perfect situation for a cycle way. “The northern end projects are both part of bigger things like Bus Rapid Transit which are all happening at different times,” he says. He says they originally wanted to do them all in sequence and from Island Bay to Newtown and Island Bay was a priority from the start. Mr Foster says the opposition does not represent the whole community’s views.

“The reality is there is no such thing as a community view, there’s a wide variety of views and some support the idea while others do not,” he says. Regan Dooley, an Island Bay resident and supporter of the cycleway, says the council could have done a better job talking to the community. “The initial consultation probably wasn't the best but I thought the council quickly learned from that and it got a lot better,” he says. Mr Dooley also agrees that Berhampore is a more dangerous section to bike through. “I bike through Berhampore every day on my way to and from work so I agree that cycling conditions need to be improved there,” he says. The cycleway in Berhampore has not yet begun because of delays due to the challenges presented in Berhampore due to the number of possibilities for a cycle way. “We are fortunate that because The Parade is nice and wide we can simply swap the position of parked cars and the current bike lanes to separate people riding bikes from motorised traffic,” he says. “Protected cycleways are proven to increase the numbers of people biking which then has lots of health, social, environmental and economic benefits,” Mr Dooley says.

The Mornington Golf Course will celebrate its 100 year anniversary by showing off a range of sports and stalls to the community.

Mornington Golf Course celebrates 100 years of golf A 100th birthday party will be held next month for Mornington Golf Course, the only council owned course in Wellington. The annual open day on Saturday, October 31 will be a larger event to celebrate 100 years since the course was built. The course was opened on October 31, 1915 by Wellington City Council, which is reported to have thought golf would be a cheap and easy option to keep people healthy. The open day will start with a golf tournament to raise funds for the First Tee Junior Values and Life Skills programme. The programme aims to help teach children valuable life skills and boost their confidence. Official celebrations start at 1pm and include all the sports played at the course

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Surf Life Saving award finalists announced The Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) Awards of Excellence are taking place in Wellington this Saturday night. A number of Wellington club members have been named as finalists. Some of New Zealand’s most elite Surf Lifeguards and members will be recognised for their

dedication to preventing drowning and injury on New Zealand’s beaches at a formal awards ceremony, including Walter Maxwell of Lyall Bay who has been nominated for DHL Coach of the Year. He is Head Coach at Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club. The club patrol Lyall Bay beach on Saturday and Sunday after-

noons throughout the summer and have a large active membership of junior surf and senior members and offer a competitive training squad for Surf Sports. The club at Lyall Bay was also the first surf lifesaving club to patrol in New Zealand and have been operating for over 100 years.

The 2015 Surf Life Saving New Zealand Awards of Excellence will be held at the Amora Hotel following the SLSNZ Annual General Meeting and Club Chairs Strategy Meeting. Every year, national and local awards are given to Surf Life Saving members to officially recognise them for their hard

work and dedication to Surf Life Saving in New Zealand. Most awards are nominated locally with winners then becoming finalists for the national Awards of Excellence. Along with the lifeguarding and sporting awards, there will be a number of Service Awards presented on the night.

Sports continue over summer By Aaron Meredith

Winter sports season is well and truly over, but that is only just making way for the action that takes place over the summer months. Softball season is just around the corner, and there are many clubs in this part of Wellington. There is the Poneke Kilbirnie

Club, the Miramar Club and Island Bay, all with many teams in many grades, so if you’re keen, get on down to your local softball club. Like softball, cricket season is also about to begin. There are many clubs around the place, including Brooklyn, Eastern Suburbs and Wellington Collegians, among others.

Most, if not all, of these clubs have strong junior set ups, so it is a great way to keep the children active on the weekends. Bowling clubs in Wellington are all over the place, including Island Bay, Lyall Bay, Miramar, Newtown and Seatoun, basically every suburb has a bowling club. Clubs are always looking for

new members, and for those who think it is only an old person’s sport, take a look at the top bowlers in New Zealand, most of them are below 30. Tennis is about to get up and going again, an extremely popular summer sport, it is a great way to get fit, and get that competitive drive out. Tennis Clubs in the area

include the Wellington Tennis Club, The Miramar Club, The Kilbirnie Club and The Island Bay Tennis and Squash Club. For those who want a rugby fix, the sevens season is about to start, with tournaments usually in the area, including the Wellington Championships at Evans Bay park.

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Non-practising nurses group Bring and share lunch. St Joseph”s Hall , 24 September 11.30. Community Nurse speaker, ph 384 8820

Painting Workshop Wellington Art Club painting workshop by Helen Wilson and John McDonnell Saturday 3rd October. All welcome. Phone Del 2889 232 for details

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16 Thursday September 17, 2015

Parenting through Separation By Sharnahea Wilson

Family works will be offering a free programme to separated parents in the Wellington region to ensure their separation is as stressfree as possible for their children. Parenting through Separation is an information programme run by Family Works to help parent’s work out what is best for their children during their separation. Family Works general manager Julia Hennessy explains how the programme is focused on providing practical advice for parents going through a separation. “We cover things such as how separation affects children and what parents can do for their children during this time, how to talk to children about separation and ways for separating parents to discuss their children and make parenting plans,” Hennessy said. Funded by the Ministry of Justice, the programme was developed by professionals who specialise in helping families through separation and will be delivered by facilitators from Family Works and Community

Law. Hennessy explains how the partnership between Family Works and Community Law offers a unique aspect to the programme. “Having social service professionals from Family Works working alongside legal professionals from Community Law to deliver the programme really adds to the knowledge and information being provided,” she said. The information is intended to help parents and carers to work out what parenting arrangements will work for their children if or when the parents separate. “ T he ea rl ier i n you r separation you can get to a programme the better for you and your children,” Hennessy said. Parents and guardians are eligible to attend the programme whether they have recently separated or if they have been separated for some time. The Programme is being run in Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wainuiomata from Saturday, October 3 to Sunday, December 5.  For more information visit www.familyworkscentral.org.nz.

Fighting the good fight for refugees By Jonathon Edwards

A Roseneath refugee advocate says he will keep fighting for New Zealand’s quota to be raised, despite a temporary increase. Murdoch Stephens, 34, started the ‘Doing Our Bit’ campaign in June 2013 with the goal of doubling New Zealand’s yearly refugee quota from 750 to 1500, as well as doubling resettlement funding. This month John Key bowed to public pressure and announced New Zealand will take 600 extra Syrian refugees over two and a half years, but Murdoch says this is not enough. “It’s the absolute minimum the government could offer”. Doing Our Bit’s Facebook followers doubled this month to over 7,200 following the outcry over the photograph of Syrian boy Aylan

Doing our bit?: Refugee advocate Murdoch Stephens is urging the government to accept more refugees. Photo: Jonathon Edwards

Kurdi, who was found dead on a Turkish beach. “It definitely struck a nerve with the public. In the beginning we were fringe radicals, but now our ideas are considered mainstream.” Even with increased attention Murdoch says the campaign still does not have money for things like fancy banners. “We are still very much a grassroots movement. It would be impossible to keep growing with the momentum of the last few weeks.” His journey with the issue began while travelling in Iran in 2009. Murdoch came across an abandoned refugee detention centre and found over one thousand photos of Afghani refugees. He began wondering whether his home was doing enough for refu-

gees and learned New Zealand’s quota had not been increased since 1987. Murdoch returned to New Zealand in 2010 and in 2013 displayed the photos in an exhibition. Over the last two years Murdoch has been researching the issue and working with a number of NGOs and politicians to get the message out. Doing Our Bit now also has a designer and a communications director. Murdoch says refugees also bring cultural benefit to the places they are introduced to. “There is just a fuller atmosphere. Can you imagine what Newtown would be like without refugees?” The government will reassess the quota in July 2016 until which time Murdoch will continue to push the campaign.

EASTERN SUBURBS

SPORTS TRUST SPONSORED BY MIRAMAR & KILBIRNIE THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED $10,250 IN AUGUST 2015 TO EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS, KINDERGARTENS, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND SPORTS CLUBS ETC.

CODY LOKOTUI, HAMISH LINDSAY, TOM & BRAMWELL CLARKSON - WELLINGTON U13 BASKETBALL - TRAVEL

DEAN GALT (ESST) WITH MEMBERS OF LYALL BAY SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB – NEW SURF SKIS

MEMBERS OF PONEKE U10 RUGBY TEAM – TRAVEL TO TAUPO

THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED TO THE FOLLOWING EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS. • MARANUI SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB - 10 NEW LIFE JACKETS • MATT CALCOTT - FOOTBALL COACHING COURSE AUCKLAND • TE ORA HOU WELLINGTON - TOUCH RUGBY COMPETITION • NATALIE OLSON - SOCCER PLAYER TRAINING CAMP • WGTN HARRIER CLUB - NZ CHAMPS CHRISTCHURCH • WGTN HOCKEY ASSOCIATION - COACHING CLINICS • EASTERN SUBURBS CRICKET CLUB - NEW CRICKET EQUIPMENT • HAMISH LINDSAY - U13 WGTN BASKETBALL PLAYER TRAVEL • PONEKE RUGBY CLUB JUNIOR TEAM - TRAVEL TAUPO • BRAMWELL CLARKSON - U13 BASKETBALL TRAVEL NAPIER • CODY LOKOTUI - U13 WGTN BASKETBALL PLAYER TRAVEL • TOM CLARKSON - U13 WGTN BASKETBALL PLAYER TRAVEL

THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GIVEN AWAY TO DATE $1,289,380

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