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A Karori school girl has spent months collecting football boots for children in Fiji to enjoy. Thirteen-year-old Georgia Lang went with her family on a holiday to Fiji in July where they donated various items to a local school. Among the donations were two pairs of football boots. The ecstatic look on the children’s faces, who took a real “shine to the boots”, inspired Georgia to begin a mass second-hand boot collecting campaign. “They were so happy, they love rugby so much and they play it all the time. Continued on page 2

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Continued from page 1 “It was nice to see them with such big smiles on their faces,” she said. Since August Georgia has managed to collect over 60 pairs of boots from her fellow students at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School as well as donations from Karori Waterside Soccer Club. Georgia explained how her original goal was to collect 20 or 30 pairs so she was “really pleased to get so many”. The collection consists of soccer and rugby boots donated by people from years seven to 13, so there are a lot of different sizes, Georgia said. Georgia’s mother Jennifer is proud of what her daughter has achieved. “She’s taken it all on board herself and got a really good result. “She’s helping kids who can’t afford to buy boots themselves but who still

The five flag options in the upcoming referendum are now flying above Wellington Town Hall. The flags were hoisted on the Civic Square side of Wellington Town Hall on Monday. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said it allowed the public to view the flags “in action” and helped them make a more informed decision on the merits of each design. “Flying the five alternatives as well as the current New Zealand flag provides an opportunity for Wellingtonians to compare each when they are fluttering in a brisk capital breeze. “We’ll be able to choose which of the designs looks best in action, instead of just in print, online or on screen. “This will help the public make an informed decision about the choices in November.” The current New Zealand flag will continue to fly atop the Municipal Office Building in Civic Square. Under the process set by the Government, New Zealanders can vote in a postal ballot in November to choose their most preferred design. A second referendum in March 2016 will pit the winning design against the current flag.  Do you think New Zealand needs a new flag? Send us an email – news@wsn.co.nz

have a passion for rugby. “This will inspire kids to want to do more,” Jennifer said. Boots are something that all kids want, said Georgia’s father Jeremy. Georgia said she is happy the children will now get to play sports in boots rather than bare feet. Once they get to Fiji, the boots will be shared among students of Malolo District School with any excess pairs going to other schools in the region. Georgia stopped collecting boots a few weeks ago and is now waiting on shipping arrangements. Because there are so many, it is difficult to get them over there but we are hoping for some sponsorship support said Jennifer. In the meantime the ambitious student is “brainstorming what to do next”.

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Lucky McDonald’s strikes again By Sharnahea Wilson

One lucky McDonald’s eater drove away with a brand new Suzuki Vitara as well as a Plasma Screen Television on Friday. Chris Harris, 21, collected his prize from the Johnsonville branch of McDonald’s where he filled out some paper work, was handed the keys and drove away in style. Chris explained how when he first got the ticket saying he had won a brand new car he thought it was one of the ‘in to win’ prizes. “I saw there were three cars to give away so I entered my code, then when I reloaded the page there were only two cars left. “I thought oh my god I’ve won a new car,” he said. A few weeks ago Chris had also won a Plasma Television from the same McDonald’s, through the Monopoly promotion. Chris’ father Michael Harris said Chris’s winnings are ‘absolutely amazing’. “When he first told me he won I didn’t believe it but what’s even more amazing is he also won the

A bomb threat at Victoria University in Wellington forced police to close part of the Kelburn campus on Wednesday October 7. About 50 lectures and tutorials were cancelled or shifted to other buildings when the university’s Murphy Building was closed following the discovery of a threatening note.

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TV,” he said. The $28,000 car is a step up from the blue Mazda Chris currently owns, so he has plans to sell off his old car. The McDonald’s franchise purchased the car from Alan Mexted who said the car has “only been released for three

weeks so it has all new state of the art technology”. McDonald’s franchisee Rob Duncan said he thinks Chris’ winnings are fantastic. “I think it’s great for the community and it is really good to see people winning some great prizes,” he said.

Chris will be continuing his weekly traditions of eating McDonalds for dinner every Friday night. While his lucky streak is continuing, the young winner plans to buy a lotto ticket in the hopes of getting a third victory.

The note claimed three bombs would explode on campus by midday. Trained bomb detector dogs, accompanied by police, conducted an intensive search of the building but did not uncover any suspicious items. Police gave the public the allclear on Wednesday afternoon. The scare came after a string of university threats across the country.

An online threat was made announcing there would be a mass shooting at Otago University in Dunedin. There was also a bomb threat made at the Massey University campus in Palmerston North. There is so far no evidence to show the threats are related. Police will continue investigations into identifying the person responsible for the Victoria University threat.

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Change of Venue for St Johns Fair St Johns annual fair will be held at the Community Centre on Saturday October 17. The fair is usually held at Onslow College but due to the earthquake risk, the venue has had to change. The fair will be run by volunteer church members who hope to see a fantastic turn out like they have in previous years. The event has been going for about 70 years and volunteer Fiona Weary says the whole parish will ban together to set up on Friday afternoon. All proceeds from the day will go to the church. For raffles, cakes, plants, books, refreshments and much more, head down to the Johnsonville Community Centre on Saturday.

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A local church’s campaign to raise $1.5 million, to earthquake-safe the building and add a community centre, has hit another incredible target. Campaign chair Ian Millard QC announced on Sunday that the Karori Anglican Church has raised $762,450 so far. “We have been working on this fund raising campaign for the past seven weeks and now we enter into the next phase which is to visit every parishioner over the next four weeks to reach our target. “This will allow us to plan the construction of our community centre and the earth-

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Improved Train Services for Johnsonville More reliable services, more choice of travel times and more seats are in store for Johnsonville Line commuters. Paul Swain, Chair of Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Sustainable Transport Committee outlined the plans for the train line. “From Sunday October 27, 2015, after Labour weekend, there’ll be a new timetable for Johnsonville train services, including additional services in each direction during the peak hours. “Johnsonville Line services, particularly peak hour services, have been unsatisfactory for some time,” he said. Because of the single track, if one train is late it has a huge effect on services for the rest of the peak time, Councillor Swain said. “Tranz Metros trials of a train every 15 minutes during peak hours have been very successful. “The change removes the uneven spacing of peak services and provides an additional train in each direction per peak hour. “This will give commuters more choice of travel times and more trains in the peak which means more seats. Off peak

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services in the middle of the day and in the evenings remain unchanged. “We hope to see a significant improvement in reliability with these changes, restoring Johnsonville Line commuters’ confidence that their trains will get them where they need to be on time,” he said. Councillor Swain explained the Johnsonville Line changes will be made possible by the new fleet of Matangi trains which began arriving in May. “Following rigorous testing all new Matangi trains will have been put into service on the Johnsonville Line. “Equally importantly the new trains are fitted with wheel dampers which help reduce the noise generated on the tight corners line. “Early indications are that the new train wheels are making a difference at most sites, however track side investigations and works continue at certain locations,” he said. The entire fleet of 35 new Matangi trains is expected to be in Wellington mid-2016.

A fully-equipped home-based Pilates studio has arrived in Karori, and so far it is a big hit. Iris Humm established Studio 11 Pilates in order to instruct people in a one-on-one environment to help people work on their core strength. Originally training in Classical Pilates, Iris said she now prefers to work with Stott Pilates because it “brings the practice into the 21st Century.” Iris decided to order ‘Balanced Body Equipment’ over from America and now has a fully-equipped home studio. Although the instructor works with people of all ages and abilities, she said she enjoys working with seniors. “I love working with the elderly, they are always so enthusiastic and really seem to enjoy it. “Everyone I have worked with so far has

come back.” Originally from Austria, Iris was an art auctioneer, but when she came to New Zealand and trained as a Pilates instructor she thought “this is for me”. “I really enjoy being able to help people, I like being able to enhance peoples quality of life,” she said. Iris explained how everybody is different so it is important to have one on one session’s to establish what parts of the body need attention. “With one on one session’s I get to develop strong relationships with people and I can help them with their individual needs.” Iris described how Pilates isn’t just beneficial for people with muscle pain, but is complimentary to all sports. “Pilates is something anyone can do and there are always things a person can work on.”  For more information visit: www.studio11pilates.co.nz

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Open Your Eyes, Jackson Ryder is the second novel from Wellington-based author and artist Rudy Castañeda López. This coming of age book will take you on a nostalgic road trip through the dramatic events of 1960s America. In a captivating and authentic voice, Lopez charts a fifteen-year-old’s tumultuous journey through adolescence, following the death of his mother.

 Rudy stands delighted with his published book in the Wellington City Library.

Where did you get the idea for the book?

I’m an artist and I’ve been teaching art for 30 years, they say to write what you know. Almost every artist that I’ve ever read in a novel before didn’t really seem to ring true to me. It seemed like it was a writer writing about an artist instead of an artist from an artist’s experience. My intention was to write about being an artist and the way that it feels when you are an artist.

Is there part of your own personality in the protagonist?

Yes definitely. I think with every novel, every character has some aspect of me. It is the filter of my personality and what I perceive could happen, so it really is part of me in a sense. But he’s much more talented than I am. And can do a bunch of things I couldn’t do growing up.

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Have you always been interested in writing?

No actually, I’ve always been dyslexic but as soon as I got a computer and spell check this whole other world opened up. I had always shied away from writing because it felt discouraging. It wasn’t until I took my family back to the States for a year and was working as a teacher when one of my co-workers said “You tell great stories, you should write a book”. So I just started writing then.

What genre is the story?

It’s a drama, but there is also a humorous aspect to it because when he [the protagonist] goes to school in California he starts to accumulate some friends, and I think his best friend is a very humorous character.

How do you go about developing a character?

In the case of this book I knew that Jackson needed to have parents so I wanted to have something that would suggest why he is the kind of character he is. The kind of relationship they had too was important in establishing those characters. They developed out of the character of Jackson in the first place.

What writer inspires you?

I still love Ernest Hemingway. Just the economy of his line is something that is truly inspirational. He was a journalist and so when he wrote his prose they were rock solid – tight. Everything is important, even the spaces between the words are important. It’s just fantastic. That is something I work to achieve.

What is your process for writing?

I try to write 500 words a day every day and after that time if I’ve made my mark and I look at it and think ‘yes that works’ that’s a great feeling. I really feel alive. That way I always have something to think about and work on. Hemingway said that he would stop writing in the middle of a sentence and I’ve taken that on too. It’s a great way to ensure you have something to start on the next day.

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Question: Do You Think Tertiary Education Should Be Free?

Angela Schleif Johnsonville

Kieran Calderwood Johnsonville

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It should be a lot more subsidised but I think it is important for people to put something towards it themselves.

I think it should be free because it would encourage people to upskill.

Yes, I’m a tertiary student myself and it would really help – debt would be out the door.

It would make things easier for less fortunate people who can’t afford university, it would save people from having to work while studying.

I will be a tertiary student in the future and I think student loans are bad; they create a financial burden on young people.

Hamish Timmins Khandallah Some, perhaps not all, should be subsidised. Postgraduate study should be subsidised more because at the moment it is far too expensive.

LETTERS to the editor 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 fiona@wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

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Enliven volunteers break language barriers A group of dedicated Enliven volunteers are breaking language barriers and making a real difference to the lives of elders in Wellington. Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, is encouraging people who speak languages other than English to volunteer at its homes, such as Cashmere Heights Home and Cashmere Home in Johnsonville and Huntleigh Home in Karori. Johnsonville’s Yumei Li, who volunteers at Enliven’s Cashmere Home, is an active volunteer and supporter of the residents at Cashmere. She has become a friend to many residents, including a Chinese resident Zhi Ju Zhou. “At first he was hard to get to know because he had shut himself off for so long, but after I visited him a few times we became friends,” Yumei explains. “Since then he has changed as a person and has opened his heart to residents and staff.” Yumei’s relationship with Cashmere Home started in January after seeing the home’s advertisements for volunteer companions. “I wanted to volunteer at a rest home because in China almost all senior citizens stay with their families, they don’t move to rest homes. I thought it would give me the

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Save a Kiwi Month Rugby legend and Kiwis for Kiwi patron, Sir Graham Henry, is being auctioned off on Trade Me for a day’s fishing like no other. The fishing trip of a lifetime is being hosted by television fishing guru, Graeme Sinclair, to raise funds for Save a Kiwi Month to help save kiwi from extinction. Executive director of Kiwis for kiwi Michelle Impey said this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to not only catch a great fish but spend the day with

A Childs artwork from the previous drawing class.

Classes for Creative Kids Following the success of their drawing class for younger children, Karori Arts and Crafts has developed a drawing class that targets 11 to 14-year-olds. The class is taught by Rosemary Stokell, a tutor with a wealth of experience in art education who really enjoys teaching children and young people. As well as tutoring Rosemary is a professional artist who said she has a passion for drawing and working in mixed media. The class coordinator Margaret Taylor is excited about having such a skilled artist running the class. “We are delighted to offer tuition by an artist and educator of Rosemary’s caliber, she instills confidence in every student,” she said. The class will cover technique including basic pencil skills and line, tone and texture and how to use these to produce good drawing work.

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Participants will also learn how to improve their observational skills as a basis for effective drawing. Margaret discusses how Rosemary will use technique with imaginative drawing that stimulates the children’s creativity. “As class numbers are restricted each participant receives specific feedback and advice on improving and developing their technique while using their imagination,” she said. Rosemary is impressed by the results children manage to produce. “I am amazed to see the results that children and young people produce, they are much more capable than we expect,” she said.  If you would like more information about this class, contact Karori Arts & Crafts at 04-476-6817 or email at karoriarts.crafts@ xtra.co.nz.

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Malvina residents wow Johnsonville By Sharnahea Wilson

For the third year in a row Malvina Major Retirement Home residents have put on a stunning show of wearable arts to a crowd of over 100 people. The model’s friends, family and fellow residents clapped and cheered as the breathtakingly creative outfits were strutted down a red carpet. Age was not a limit on the

day with the eldest model, 101-year-old Connie, sporting pompoms down the catwalk, joined by six-year-old Isla. Linda who is part of the activities team said she started welling up during dress rehearsals. “I just really wanted it to go well and they all looked so beautiful,” she said. The costumes were made by residents with the help of staff.

 Yvonne Brightens up the room, escorted by Hans, with her flower inspired wearable art.

 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with Rosemary’s ‘White Christmas’ design.

 Connie walks the red carpet with 6-year-old Isla in ‘Pompom Explosion’.

 Daphne, who designed eight of the outfits, wears a butterfly dress.

 Margaret wins the crowd over with her High Tea ensemble.

 Pauline stuns the crowd with ‘paper fantastic’ – a dress made from serviettes.

 Katrina shimmers in a plastic bag inspired ‘purple haze’.  Shirley Kelly takes a spin in her magazine styled dress.

 A lot of yogurt was consumed to make this outfit, worn by Vera.


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Mahia ngā mahi a ngā tamariki, hei apōpō ka tū hei Mahia ngā mahi a ngā tamariki, hei apōpō ka tū hei rangatira - Fulfill the needs of our children and rangatira - Fulfill the needs of our children and tomorrow they stand strong tomorrow they stand strong

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Children Enjoy Swinging Over the New Matting.

Upgrade for Local Playgroup By Sharnahea Wilson

A local playgroup has recently landed close to $15,000 worth of new matting for the attending children to enjoy. Khandallah Play Groups placed the new matting on the playground replacing old ‘tatty’ mats they had received secondhand. Committee member and playgroup supervisor Claire Hart is delighted the centre was able to receive the large amount of funding from the Ministry of Education. Claire explained how the group has already steadily expanded over the last month and she hopes to “fill up all of the sessions”. “The new mats have made a massive difference, they are safe, they look good

and it also means there is less bark in the playground,” Claire said. The playgroup supervisor also discussed how the centre is not just for the children. “It is a great way to form friendships for both parents and their children. “A lot of the children move on from here and end up going to Kindergarten together,” she said. Claire also said the group is especially great for people who are new to Khandallah as it gives them a chance to meet other parents of young children. “It’s a great chance to have parental venting sessions and share advice,” she said. The playgroup runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and Claire welcomes any and all parents to join.

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community, is being released and the Karori Event Centre Annual Appeal kicks off this month. This is your chance to support a project close to home that will have a positive impact on Wellington’s biggest suburb for many years to come. Show your support and view the videos online at karorieventcentre.co.nz.

Thirty-Five Years and Counting By Sharnahea Wilson

Craig Fair started his apprenticeship at Karori Auto Services on October 1, 1980 and has been in the business ever since. Earlier this month Craig celebrated a milestone – 35 years at the boutique garage. As a motivated, young employee Craig bought up the business before he had even finished his apprenticeship. “The business has grown since then but we still have some of the original customers from when I started. “Some families have had three generations come through,” Craig said. Many mechanic shops have closed down over the years, but Craig believes his garage is still standing due to the personal service they deliver. “People come here because they know

they are getting the job done properly. “But it’s also more than just a garage, it is part of the community,” he said. Craig explained how he has been asked to fix more than just cars over the years. “We’ve had garden tools, toys and design projects for Polytechnic students,” he said. The mechanic has helped a few other apprentices to learn the trade over his time at the garage saying “You get out of it what you put into it”. The three full-time workers and one part-time mechanic at the garage have plans to move to a bigger space next year. The business will shift two doors down to a bigger premise where they can have off-street parking with native plants around the building. Despite achieving this 35-year milestone, Craig said he has “no plans to leave yet”. “I enjoy what I do,” he said.

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Community Bus Service in Need By Colin Engelbrecht

A local bus service is in need of volunteer drivers to help keep the long-running service in action. The Karori Community Bus Service is run by community members and sponsored by local organisations like St. Johns, Lions and the Rotary Club. The free service began in 1992 and has since provided transport to local groups such as Sprott House Rest Home, Makara School and the Marsden Club, which provides care for Alzheimer's patients in Karori.

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“They’re a fantastic asset to the community, particularly the older community,” she says. The bus service is funded by donations from users of the bus and sponsorships from charities. The money they received is spent on petrol, tyres and upkeep of the vehicles, and every four to five years they ask a charity to sponsor them for a new bus.

Jane Campbell, a retired teacher and volunteer driver for the Karori Community Bus Service, says the service needs more drivers. Jane explains how they are always in need of support and are looking for volunteer drivers. “We’re a couple of drivers short, although we’re coping at the moment,” she says. Chris Sanders, the General Manager of Sprott House Rest Home, says the residents there use the bus every week. “It’s amazing, we don’t have a bus service of our own and they’re very responsive.

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A Kaleidoscope of Performances Amazes Newlands By Sharnahea Wilson

Meridian recognises the importance of local communities to our hydro and wind operations. The Meridian Mill Creek Community Fund gives your community a say on what local initiatives are supported and funded by Meridian. The Fund, managed by a panel of community members and Meridian staff, is about working together to build strong communities.

from the Reseela Group, Indian Classical Bharatyam Dance by students from the Natraj School of Dancing, Munting Ting Dance and Karen Dance by students of Junay Say. As well as dancing, the audience also saw some stunning musical performances. Ukulele music by students of Avi Guarina was played for the crowd, followed by a performance from the 30-student-strong Virtuoso Strings community orchestra. Marianne has also been impressed by the children’s teachers saying they have done a great job at encouraging the young performers. “The Virtuoso Strings community Orchestra performance was amazing; I can see these children being professional musicians in years to come. “Their teachers Elizabeth Sneyd and husband Craig Utting are doing a great job harnessing the talents of these children,” she said. Deputy Mayor Justin Lester attended the event and thanked all the children after their performances.

A ‘Kaleidoscope of Kultures’ event was held at Newlands Community Centre on Saturday to celebrate diversity in the community. The Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association (PPSEAWA) organised and hosted the event. Children of all ages and diverse community groups performed cultural dances and played musical instruments. The talents of the children were ‘as diverse as their culture was’. PPSEAWA executive member Marianne Bishop, who was the MC for the day, was thrilled with the way the event turned out. “I am sure we will be organising another event like this because it was well attended and very successful. “These children are all very talented,” she said. The day included a wide range of performances from a variety of groups. The dancing groups comprised; Bharat Natyam dance and Bollywood Dance

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Visit the historic World War Two Wrights Hill Fortress in Karori. Self guided tours. Lots of fun for the family. Bush walks, panoramic views. From Karori Rd, turn left into Campbell St, to Wrights Hill Rd. Follow the signs. Plenty of free car parking. Bring a torch with you! Family Pass: $15 ( 2 adults+3 children under 15) Adults: $5, Children: $3 ( Sorry, no EFTPOS) Enquiries: Mike Lee (04) 476.8593 www.whfrs.org.nz

Taranaki, more than a Mountain When one thinks of Taranaki, they naturally think of one of the most famous mountains in the country, but there is so much more to this region. The coastal walkway is a favourite with the locals and is one way to get a feel for the lifestyle in Taranaki. No matter how you make your way along the 13km path, it is impossible to not enjoy the impressive Tasman Sea, coastal gardens and iconic structures such as Te Rewa Rewa Bridge and Len Lye’s kinetic wind wand.

The Wairarapa is only an hours drive up State Highway 2 from Wellington, but it might as well be another world away. The region is full of spectacular coast lines, wide valleys and small towns, making sure you feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are attractions spread throughout the region, from the Tui Brewery in Mangatainoka up in the north of the province, to the vineyards in Martinbourough towards the

south, and plenty in between. The region produces a wide range of food, from the famous ugly mushrooms of parkvale, to the many fruit and vegetable shops in the region, whatever you want, you can guarantee it can be found at its freshest in the Wairarapa. Masterton is full of fun for the entire family, Queen Elizabeth Park can provide hours of entertainment or have the chance to learn about farming at the Wool Shed.

Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/ Len Lye Centre New Zealand's museum of contemporary art and home to the work of pioneering filmmaker and kinetic sculptor Len Lye. Open six days: Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am – 6pm Thu 10am – 9pm I Closed Tuesdays Queen St, New Plymouth

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Safer Boating Week is to remind and encourage boaties about being safe on the water. Prep your boat – have the engine serviced, remember the battery, give the boat a good all over check Check your gear – make sure your lifejackets are in good condition and children’s lifejackets still fit. If you have inflatables it’s a good time to service them, check expiry dates on fire extinguishers and flares Know the rules – know the give way rules, carry lifejackets on all vessels and wear them on vessels under 6 meter, obey the 5 knot rule and always travel at a safe speed. In Wellington we have rapidly changing weather so checking the forecast and watching for changes while are on the water are also import. There is more information on www.saferboating.org.nz including links to videos on correctly fitting lifejackets and how to service inflatable jackets.

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The owners of Crofton Downs Mitre 10 are thrilled to celebrate yet another achievement for their store. Managing directors of Crofton Downs Mitre 10, Brendan and Nicole Hall, recently attended the National Hardware Awards in Auckland after their store was nominated for Retail Store of the Year. Brendan said although they didn’t take away the top award he was thrilled to be named a finalist. “It was pretty special because it wasn’t a Mitre 10 award - it was for all hardware stores across New Zealand.” The ceremony recognised all hardware retailers across the country and each store was judged by a large group of 70 industry suppliers, Brendan said. Judging criteria included the exterior and interior of the store, store layout, staff and extra facilities.

Since purchasing the store last July, Brendan and his wife Nicole have made many changes, which included extending the store’s garden centre, bringing in new product ranges for the local community and changing fixtures to better meet the locals’ needs. Brendan says the stores connection with the local community is very important and is one of the key reasons why the store has been so successful. The store has supported numerous community initiatives and has donated products to many great local events. “We have had outstanding support from the locals and in return we have been supporting them, we are really happy with the great relationship we have built with the local groups we share our community with."  Mitre 10 Crofton Downs is open seven days a week. For more information head to mitre10.co.nz

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EYE ON CRIME Johnsonville Neighbourhood Watch In Johnsonville a house in Sim Street undergoing repairs was entered and a bookcase was stolen. A few days later another attempt was made to enter the house, but this time the property was locked and secure with the alarm set and no entry was gained. Details of the vehicle used in this attempt have been passed to Police. In Newlands a house in Newlands Road was entered through an insecure rear door.

The intruder stole clothing and cash while the victim was asleep in the house. In Khandallah a Ford Territory station wagon parked locked and secure in the driveway of a house in Raumati Terrace had its front registration plate stolen. In Crofton Downs a white Mazda commercial vehicle parked in the railway carpark during Sunday evening was stolen.

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Kiwi Classic Brought Back to Life “It's a world of magic and transformation, where anything can happen and miracles seem possible.” The Khandallah Arts Theatre is brightening up the community with their new production ‘The End of the Golden Weather’. While we hope the recent ‘golden weather’ is here to stay, this production tells an end-of-the-summer story. The production by Raymond Hawthorne is a version of writer Bruce Mason’s iconic classic, telling the tale of a 12-year-old’s summer. The story is about the boy’s “dawning realisation that the endless golden days of summer are not endlessly golden after all – and that

the world of adults is complicated and sometimes unjust”. Through the boys eyes the audience will see the wonder of life on a perfect beach, in a perfect 1930s New Zealand, during perfect weather. “It's a world of magic and transformation, where anything can happen and miracles seem possible,” said an Arts Theatre spokesperson. The End of the Golden Weather was originally written and performed as a solo show by New Zealand Playwright Bruce Mason. Bruce was born in Wellington in 1921 and from the age of five he

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grew up in Takapuna, the place that became Te Parenga in this Kiwi classic. He performed ‘The End of the Golden Weather’ for the first time in 1959 and between then and 1978 performed it nearly a thousand times, in schools, community halls and theatres, in almost every town in the country. It’s a must-see play, even and especially if you saw it in the ‘60s and ‘70s. The play will be on stage at the Cochran Hall at Cashmere Ave School until October 17, so get in quick.

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Impressive Results on the Slopes By Sharnahea Wilson

A local 14-year-old skier made her mark on the mountain at the North Island Secondary Schools Skiing Competition. Lauren Benseman from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School came 10th out of 175 competitors at Mt Ruapehu in the Giant Slalom. Despite taking a skid at one gate and losing quite a lot of speed, Lauren still managed an impressive result and was happy with the outcome. “There were a lot of really good skiiers there. “I was really happy with my result,” she said. Following two days of bad whether at the competition, the skiiers finally had the chance to race again and Lauren placed 2nd in the Slalom. Lauren has been competing for six years and the avid skier has enjoyed the sport since the

age of four. The skier said South Islanders usually provide the toughest competition. “It’s quite difficult for me to get to the mountain and I can’t take a lot of time off school. “They can train a lot more than me and have better facilities,” she said. In preparation for the competition Lauren trained every weekend, and during the holidays, in the third term of school. She was also involved in ski camps over the Christmas holidays and throughout the year which she said provided “great practice”. Now that the New Zealand ski season is finished, Lauren is planning on heading over to Switzerland on a trip with her family. “It will mainly be for training but I might enter a couple of competitions too,” she said.

Hitting the slopes: Lauren Benseman shoots down the mountain at the North Island Secondary Schools Competition.

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Run for Research this summer Wellingtonians are being encouraged to ‘Run for Research’ this summer.

The iconic Cigna Round the Bays event is set to take place next February and registrations

A group of people who took part in last year’s Run for Research event.

open on Monday. For the fifth year, anyone who registers to take part in the event can choose to make their run matter and join the Run for Research, one of the Malaghan Institute’s principal fundraisers. The Malaghan Institute is New Zealand’s leading independent medical research institute, their scientists are working hard to develop more effective immune-based treatments for our generation and the next. Money raised through Run for Research will directly help their dedicated scientists in their quest to find better treatments and cures for diseases such as cancer, asthma and allergies.

Shannon Eydt, from the Giving Team at the Malaghan Institute says “everyone is touched by the diseases the Malaghan Institute researches in some way or another and this is an opportunity for people to join together to fight back against diseases. “Every dollar makes a difference”. Anyone who registers for the Cigna Round the Bays event can sign up to Run for Research by creating their very own fundraising page where friends, family and colleagues can sponsor them.  For more information on 2016 Run for Research, head to http://supportourresearch. co.nz/event/runforresearch

thing to do” full time, but it is hard work with a lot of conditioning involved.

This week in Softball There is a busy week for local softballers this Saturday, playing games all around the region. In men’s Premier 1 the Johnsonville Blue Jays play against Porirua City United, at home on Alex Moore Park beginning at 3.30pm. The Womens Premier 1 combined Johnsonville and Newlands side is playing at Haitaitai Park against Te Aroha at 3.30pm. The Mens Premier 2 Johnsonville Bombers are away at Taita Drive at 3.30pm against the Hutt Valley Demons, while the Johnsonville Billy Goats are at home against Porirua City United at 1.30pm. The Womens Premier 2 side plays against Poneke Kilbirnie at the Polo Grounds beginning at 1.30pm while the Newlands men Premier 3 side will play Wainuiomata at Wise Park.

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