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Thursday October 1, 2015

FROM THE REPORTER’S DESK Reporter Nikki Papatsoumas spends her weeks out and about amongst the community. Each week she shares her take on the week’s events.

What amazing weather it has been this week. After the dismal, wintery and shivering cold weather last week, I think most people would agree it is nice to finally see some sunshine. As the old saying goes – you can’t beat Wellington on a good day! The settled weather seems to have come just in time for the beginning of construction on the Island Bay cycleway, something which has stirred up controversy in the seaside suburb. Every week the Cook Strait News receives a handful of letters to the editor in support of, or against, the 3km cycleway. Last week a small community group announced they would pursue legal action

against the Wellington City Council in a bid to see work on the cycleway come to a grinding halt. This week, the group has said they will not be pursuing legal action and have instead expressed a desire to “build bridges” in the community. The group highlighted a number of important changes on the cards for Island Bay and have asked for everyone to come together to help build a plan for Island Bay, built by the people of Island Bay. I think this is a fantastic idea and as a former Island Bay local myself, I can’t wait to see the community working together!  What do you think? Send me an email at news@wsn.

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Spring clean for Wellington’s Southern Coast By Nikki Papatsoumas

Wellington’s southern coast looks spick and span thanks to the hard work of hundreds of volunteers at the weekend. Despite the blustery weather over 300 people came together for the South Coast Clean-Up, an annual event which is in its sixth year. A variety of community groups and organisations helped out with the clean-up, which stretched for 12km from Owhiro Bay to Tarakena Bay. Groups involved include scuba divers, conservationists, coastcare groups, the Victoria University Coastal Lab, residents groups, NIWA and Houghton Bay School Organiser Helen Kettles said each group took on a section of coast to be responsible for cleaning and the




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Wellington City Council provided rubbish bags, hi-visibility vests and gloves. Helen said following the weekend’s clean-up, the group came together for a barbecue and meet and greet at Lyall Bay Beach. Island Bay Butchery supplied the sausages and Pak’n Save Kilbirnie supplied the bread and tomato sauce, she said. Helen says she is always surprised to hear how many people have heard about the event because they don’t have any “flashy” advertising campaigns. “It is a whole range of people, we say the one thing we all have in common is that we all love that coast.” She said it was great to see so many people show up for this year’s event and everyone showed “fantastic enthusiasm”.




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• 349 people involved • 160 sausages cooked • 12km of coast cleaned • 111 bags of rubbish collected • Among the larger items collected were wooden pallets, buoys, a rusty bucket, long plastic pipes, lots of rusty metal, tyres, an old bike, a gas cylinder, a clothes rack, a TV aerial, a car axle and a crayfish pot. - 1000 cigarette butts were counted by keen people at three smaller locations.

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