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By Nikki Papatsoumas

The New Zealand Blood Service is appealing for the community to head along and donate blood at a local drive next week. Next Thursday, a blood drive will be held at the ASB Centre in Kilbirnie and the New Zealand Blood Service are hoping for at least 60 donors to attend on the day. Nicola Binns from the New Zealand Blood Service said this was the first time there had been a blood drive in Kilbirnie for more than 10 years. She said this was because there had not

been enough support at previous drives held in the area. “We are hoping that with all the extra business in the area now, it will be a success.” The blood drive was organised after local business owner, Terry Binding from Nailed It, approached them, Nicola said. “Terry has delivered flyers to all Kilbirnie businesses and has been a great support. But we still really need support from all local businesses in Miramar and surrounding suburbs.” Continued on page 2

Nicola Binns with an apheresis machine which is used for plasma donations.


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Wellingtonians have cheaper weekend bus fares to look forward to next month. For four weeks from November 28, Go Wellington buses will change to a $1 fare for one zone of travel and $2 adult fare and $1.50 fare for children for two or three zones of travel. It is hoped this will encourage people to use public transport to travel in and out of the city. The Wellington City Council has budgeted $200,000 for the initiative. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said the public transport initiative would help to get more Wellingtonians onto buses and into the central city during the busy weekends in the run-up to Christmas. “This initiative will provide

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central city and don’t want to have to worry about congestion or parking time limits. “Wellington City Council first proposed this initiative in February this year and I’m thrilled that it’s going ahead in time for Christmas.” The cheaper fares can be paid by cash or with a Snapper card. The changes will be in effect from beginning of service on Saturday, November 28, each weekend through to the last service on Sunday, December 20. a welcome boost for retail sales.” Councillor Iona Pannett, Chair of Wellington City Council’s Environment Committee, said the cheaper bus

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Calling for your donation Continued from page 1 Nicola said blood donors were very special. “We always need more donors. Currently only four per cent of the eligible population donates blood. “If you are part of the 96 per cent currently sat on the fence thinking about it, please jump off and join in. Nicola asked people to think of the “bigger picture” and said one donation could save three lives. “Think of all the little children who have leukaemia who your blood is able to save… you’ve got to go beyond yourself and think of who your donation could save. “You’re helping ultimately to save people’s lives and make a difference.” The New Zealand Blood Service was also hoping to have more people sign up for plasma donations, Nicola said. This year 240 people have donated plasma, however the blood service was hoping to reach 500 donations by the

end of the year. Plasma was used to make around 13 different medicines and because of this the demand for plasma had increased “hugely”, Nicola said. “You have to have given at least one blood donation in the last two years before you can become a plasma donor.” Plasma is collected using an apheresis machine. The machine spins off the red blood cells and keeps the plasma. The red blood cells are then returned to the donor. Plasma has also earned the nickname “liquid gold” because of its colour, Nicola said, “It really is so special, it can be made into so many different medicines.” The blood drive will take place next Thursday, November 19, at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Appointments are preferred and will take priority. To book an appointment call 0800 448 325.

Who receives blood? • About 1 per cent of the population (or 42,000 patients) are treated with blood or blood products each year. That’s equivalent to 110 jumbo jets full of people or nearly the capacity of Eden Park. • People who have been in accidents and suffered massive blood loss may need multiple transfusions of red blood cells and other blood components. • The biggest use of blood products is for the treatment of cancer at 26 per cent, with the next biggest being surgery at 19 per cent.

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Wellington tales on show By Nikki Papatsoumas

This weekend, Wellington Museum’s newest space, The Attic, will officially open to the public. Wellingtonians can expect to unearth treasures and discover some of Wellington’s more peculiar tales at the brand new exhibit. The Attic is the museum’s new permanent exhibition space which has been created to honour the Wellington region and reveal more of its quirky side. More than 50 pieces are exhibited in the interactive exhibition, including a giants head, chimp chairs, Victorian hair artwork and a UFO station. Visitors should also keep an eye out for the centrepiece of the new space, the museum’s time machine – Nga Hau. Nga Hau takes visitors on a journey through time, starting at the big bang and ending with a glimpse of what Wellington might be like in the future. Nga Hau was developed by Jon Baxter and Armagan Ballantyne of Perceptual Engineering, along with Museum Wellington’s deputy director and head of learning, programming and content, Paul Thompson and the museum’s director Brett Mason. The Attic adds nearly a third more floor space to Wellington Museum, and is part of a multiyear redevelopment which will enable the museum to tell even

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Burst water mains On Tuesday there were significant water main bursts on Park Road in Miramar, Mitchell Street in Brooklyn and Vancouver Street in Mornington. This left a large number of houses without water in these areas. The roadway in Park Road, Miramar, was badly damaged by the water main which burst there. A Wellington City Council spokesman said it appeared the water main bursts were coincidental.

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Curator history for the Wellington Museum, Brent Fafeita, helped develop the museum’s newest exhibit, The Attic.

more of Wellington’s stories. Curator history for the Wellington Museum, Brent Fafeita, said he hoped The Attic would “inspire and insight curiosity”. He said the new exhibition, located on the museum’s third floor, has been four-and-a-half years in the making. “Most of it was done in house, we were able to really focus on what we really wanted, what the organisation was best at

doing and what the visitors wanted.” In creating the new space, Brent said they were changing the ethos around museums by inviting visitors to interact. Any exhibits that were not behind glass or were not on a board could be touched. “There are things to touch, there are things to listen to, there are things to watch – there is even something to smell.”

He said they have also focused on making sure heritage aspects of the building were maintained. “The central theme is really a celebration of the integrity of the building. The building itself is our most treasured collection item.” The Attic officially opens this Saturday, November 14 at Wellington Museum on Jervois Quay. Entry is free.

Locals are encouraged to donate to those less fortunate this weekend. On Saturday the St Vincent de Paul Society is having its food bank appeal at Kilbirnie Pak’n Save. The society’s food bank provides healthy food for low income families and individuals.

Food collected on the day will help to replenish the society’s cupboards, so it can continue to deliver food parcels to those in need in Wellington. A spokeswoman for St Vincent de Paul said the society currently has no tinned fruit and this was just one of the reasons this weekend’s appeal was vital.

She said the amount collected this weekend would directly affect the work the society could do over the next six months until its next appeal. St Vincent de Paul Society’s food bank appeal will be held this Saturday, November 14, from 11am to 6pm at Pak’n Save Kilbirnie.

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Children invited to ‘imagine their city’

School fair a success

Young Wellingtonians are set to create their own wild visions for the capital as part of a dramatic arts, science and nature voyage in the town belt this weekend. The Imagine My City pilot project will be launched this Sunday. The project is part of a wider programme

The team who organised the Houghton Valley School Fair last month said it was a successful day. The school thanked members of the local community who helped directly, those who donated goods and all those who came and shared the day with students and staff.

which seeks to empower young people to join in with others in their neighbourhood to create, influence and lead movements back to nature and their backyards. The Imagine My City project has been created by Nature Through Arts Collective and the New Zealand National Commission

Local artists Kemi Whitwell and Niko Leyden with Cassidy Abbot, who will all take part in this weekend’s launch.

The first flag referendum The Flag Consideration Panel is reminding kiwis that the first referendum to rank the five alternative flags is coming up. Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said November’s postal referendum is about considering the possibilities and ranking them, rather than making a final decision on change. In the second referendum in March next year, eligible voters will choose between the current flag and the preferred alternative. The panel are encouraging voters to make sure they check, update or enrol at www.

for UNESCO. Collective spokeswoman Nikki Wright said the project was initially focused on children and their families in the suburbs of Mt Cook, Newtown and Brooklyn. This Sunday’s launch, which will be held in Mt Cook, will allow children and their families to experience actors, artists and nature experts who have come together to inspire them to explore their neighbourhood in new ways. The launch will then be followed by a 100-Day Creative Challenge, which will see children create and share their own visions for what a nature-rich city might look like through art based media. “It could be a story, short film, sculpture or structure in nature, painting, music or dance – whatever makes them buzz.”  The Imagine My City Launch will take place this Sunday, November 15. There are two performance times. One from 10am to midday and one from 2pm to 4pm. To register for the event email or head to

Iconic turbine to be replaced Wellington’s iconic Brooklyn turbine will soon be replaced by a turbine which will generate more power. Last week, the owner of the Brooklyn turbine, Meridian Energy, announced it had signed a contract for a new turbine that will begin generating electricity from Wellington’s world-famous wind in April. Meridian external relations manager Guy Waipara said the current turbine would be removed in December and work would begin in January to prepare the foundation for the new turbine. The new turbine would arrive in Wellington at the end of March and it was expected to take three weeks to have the turbine up and running, he said. He said the project would cost $2.9 million. “We’re very excited that this is happening. The current turbine has become iconic. It is part of the

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Popular ecomarket this weekend From left, Andronicos Economous and Louis Barnett have been busy grating beeswax for eco-wraps which will be sold at the school’s Market Night.

Market Night for local school By Nikki Papatsoumas

Kilbirnie School children have been busy preparing for their upcoming fundraiser. Next Friday, Kilbirnie School will hold a Market Night which will include stalls, entertainment and a variety of food. All money raised will be used towards a revamp of the school’s senior syndicate to better support inclusive learning practices. Pupils have been involved in helping organise the event and last week a group year 1, 2 and 5 students made ‘eco-wraps which will be on sale next Friday. Year 2 teacher Kay Mudge said the eco-wraps were made out of beeswax and cotton fabric and could be used as a replacement for glad wrap. Students were hoping to make around 50 eco-wraps to see at the Market Night. All the materials for the eco-wraps were donated by locals businesses including Commonsense Organics and Stitchbird.

Kay said the eco-wraps tied in nicely with the school’s aim to recycle and minimise waste. “We are just trying to reduce the amount of waste, we won’t end up with as much around the playground and there won’t be as much in the bins which will reduce our waste cost. “It’s teaching the children that we don’t need to throw everything away and can find a re-purposed use for it.” Larissa Marno, who was helping organise this year’s event, said children were encouraged to take part in the fair and each class was in charge of running a stall. Children also had the opportunity to showcase their talents, either busking or performing on Market Night. “There is so much going on, lots of beautiful food and lots of great stalls.” The Kilbirnie School Night Market will be held next Friday, November 20 from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Sustainability Trust is busy preparing for its popular Sustainable Christmas Market which will take place this Saturday. The annual Sustainable Christmas Market provides one-stop ethical Christmas shopping for eco-friendly Wellingtonians. Market-goers will be able to purchase goods and gifts from a range of retailers that are eco-friendly, waste-free, bio-degradable, organic, recycled, handcrafted, fairly-traded or locally made. There will also be ‘do it yourself’ demos, kids crafts, a ‘recycled materials’ gift wrapping station and delicious local food stalls. Retail manager for Sustainability Trust, Lianne Earles, said the Christmas Market was a one-stop market with everything people needed to make their festivities greener and fairer. “This is going to be our biggest market yet. There will be indoor and outdoor stalls and our laneway will be decorated with bunting, spreading the festive spirit. “As well as gifts and Christmas related products, there will be demon-


strations from the Sustainability Trust team on water-saving and solar devices, activities for children, and giveaways”. Participating retailers include Sustainability Trust, Hoopla Kids, Organic Boxes, Trade Aid, Lady Lemon, BBQ Skins, Save Your Skin, Wellington Chocolate Factory, La Boca Loca, Apheleia, Journey Candles, Free Range Family, and many more.  The Sustainable Christmas Market will take place from 10am to 2pm this Saturday, November 14, at 2 Forresters Lane, just off Tory St.



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Student organises fashion show for her peers By Nikki Papatsoumas

An energetic and enthusiastic design student has organised a fashion show for her peers. Holly Dodson, 21, is studying towards a Bachelor of Design majoring in fashion. She also has experience in event management and works as event coordinator for the Massey at Wellington Students’ Association. Holly, a third year student, said she was inspired to put together a fashion show after seeing how hard her peers had been working throughout the year. She said when her class was given

its second semester project, students were asked to focus on what wellbeing meant to them. Holly said because she is passionate about organising events and fashion she asked her tutors if she could design a show to highlight the year’s work. This Sunday, Holly’s hard work will pay off and The EVOKE, Third year fashion show will take place. Holly said the show was entirely student run and organised and was held independent to the university. The catwalk show will give 31 third year students a chance to showcase two pieces each.

“Everyone is really really excited who is partaking in it. Third year students don’t usually get a show so they’re more excited. “It has been a whirlwind I feel like it has been a whole lot or organising pushed into three weeks.” This Sunday’s show will be held at the St James Theatre, on the first floor gallery, from 4pm.  For more information, or to register to attend, head to www.mawsa. Holly Dodson is the brains behind the EVOKE, Third year fashion show.

Public meeting A public meeting will be held in Island Bay tonight regarding medium density housing and a town centre plan for the coastal community. The three key questions for the meeting are: What do you like most about your town centre? What are the most important issues for your town centre? Are there any improvements you would like to see in your town centre? Residents are asked to have a think about these questions before heading along to tonight's meeting. The meeting will be held from 7pm, at the Wellington South Baptist Church, 284 The Parade.

Revitalising Civic Square Wellingtonians will be invited to have their say early in the New Year on proposed design plans to revitalise the Civic Square precinct and strengthen the Town Hall. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said there was strong public support to carry out the work, which was written into the council’s Long Term Plan. “The pieces of this complicated but exciting jigsaw puzzle are starting to fall into place. “Work has been progressing steadily on plans with city councillors and some stakeholders holding a series of workshops to discuss the proposals being developed. “A whole lot of great ideas for the precinct are taking shape and we want to share them with the community.” Ms Wade-Brown said Civic Square was surrounded by buildings that “don’t exactly put on a friendly face for people in the Square”. “One of the things we’ll be asking Wellingtonians is whether there should be more commercial activity in the Square – and what kind? “Should we, for example,

make available more groundfloor building space for hospitality or retail that opens out into the square?” Ms Wade-Brown said the one certainty in terms of the precinct options was that the Town Hall would definitely be strengthened. “The Town Hall has been assessed as earthquake prone and has been closed to the public since early 2014. “The deadline for it being strengthened is 2019. We want this building back in action as soon as reasonably possible.” Council officers were also working with the NZSO and Victoria University to test the feasibility of a music hub or school of music that could be located in in the Town Hall. Athfield Architects was also working with council engineers, the University and NZSO on the design implications of various options involving the use of the auditorium, other parts of the building, and possibly adjoining buildings. Up to $100 million could be invested in the Civic precinct over the next decade, depending on how various plans pan out.


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Nothing seems to compare to Enliven’s model of care. That’s the view of Kilmarnock Heights Home’s new clinical nurse manager Anna Roberts, who has returned to work at the Enliven home after six years of nursing at other rest homes. The skilled nurse was first introduced to Enliven’s model of care, the Eden Alternative, when she started at Kilmarnock Heights Home as a health care assistant 12 years ago. After many years of training and gaining experience at other aged care facilities, Anna says Enliven’s philosophy of care is part of the reason why she’s returned to Kilmarnock Heights Home. “I have worked in many aged care facilities and nothing quite compares to the Eden model of care,” Anna explains.

“Eden is about the bigger picture; everyone is working to prevent helplessness, loneliness and boredom in elders and it truly works. Kilmarnock is such a vibrant and happy home that feels like one big family.” The Eden Alterative is a unique model of care used by all Enliven homes to provide much more than healthcare alone. “It’s more to do with giving elders independence and empowerment to do as much as they can do for themselves, and creating ways where they can be fulfilled throughout their days,” Anna explains. “While my role is to manage the clinical side of things at the home, it is just as important that we concentrate on our elder’s emotional and spiritual wellbeing.”

Anna says Enliven is one of the few providers in New Zealand to be using the Eden philosophy. “Eden puts the decision making back into the hands of the residents and re-enforces the fact that we work in their home, they don’t live where we work,” says Anna. “It’s really nice to work in an environment where that’s encouraged. It’s what makes Kilmarnock a home, not a facility.”  Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home provides rest home and respite care as well as a popular day guest programme. For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home, 20 Morton Street, Berhampore, call 04 380 2034 or visit

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Becoming a PORSE Educator and moving from an Early Childcare Centre has been the best decision Kirsty Reardon has made, enriching her beyond her wildest dreams. “In-home is so vastly different to a pre-school environment, in my view, for all the right reasons. Seeing how the one-on-one attention benefits

my children’s learning development, makes me proud to know I’m finally being the teacher I want to be.” Kirsty enjoys the freedom of taking her four PORSE children out and about every day; whether it’s a trip to the local café, the lakes, parks or rivers, and maintains behaviours are better when children are stimulated.

However it is the meaningful relationships that flourish from home-based care’s lower ratios that Kirsty agrees is the biggest attraction. “The bonds you create are crucial. They are so much stronger on a professional, personal and emotional level with in-home education.”


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SWIS joins Bush Builders programme Wellington Intermediate School has jumped on board to join Wellington Zoo’s award-winning Bush Builders programme, with over 300 students taking part in November. Bush Builders is a community conservation project that aims to connect local children with local wildlife, and empowers them to take positive action in their own schools and communities. The programme involves three phases: a launch at Wellington Zoo, followed by biological surveying and a student-driven action at school. Wellington Zoo learning man-

ager Lynn Allan said the zoo was thrilled to welcome more than 300 students from South Wellington Intermediate School to the programme. “The entire school is taking part, and they’re Wellington Zoo’s closest neighbour ing school, so it’s fantastic to have them involved.” The students were also the first Bush Builders group to have the opportunity to explore the zoo’s newest precinct, Meet the Locals. “Their focus was on ecosystems, so we introduced them to the animals that play a critical role in the New Zealand eco-

system – local geckos and bees that are important pollinators, worms that play a vital role as decomposers and weta that are an important food source for native wildlife like birds, reptiles, and bats,” Lynn said. Since Bush Builders began in 2007, thousands of Wellington students have contributed towards the project’s goal of increasing the city’s biodiversity. Student Amelie Oatley meets a Tuatara during the SWIS Bush Builders launch at Wellington Zoo

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Friday 1 1 th December 2 0 1 5 at 6 : 3 0 pm When you have lost someone dear to you, anniversaries and the times you were happiest are often the times you are at your saddest. Come and join us at our service of remembrance and gather strength from others. This Christmas let’s support one another. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Staff and children from Island Bay Playcentre are looking forward to their annual gala this Saturday.

Kids ‘go green’ for gala “We want to promote the message of looking after our environment and our world for our children.” By Nikki Papatsoumas

Children at Island Bay Playcentre are going green for their annual gala which is set to take place this weekend. This year’s gala is extra special as the playcentre celebrates 70 years since opening its doors in 1945. Fundraising officer Kirstin Gibb said this year the centre wanted to focus on keeping the gala as ‘green’ as possible. “That is mainly because at the end of the last gala we were overwhelmed with the amount of rubbish and plastic.” This year there will be composting bins on site, which have

been provided by Sustainability Trust. There will also be compostable food containers, up-cycled and recycled crafts and seedlings for sale, Kirstin said. “We want to promote the message of looking after our environment and our world for our children. “Where we can make an effort that is what we are aiming to do.” The playcentre’s popular silent auction will also make an appearance this year. Kirstin said this year, 48 hours of nanny service and a champagne breakfast prepared by one of the centre’s parents were

just some of the fantastic prizes on offer. “Where we couldn’t come up with a physical prize we have come up with a physical service.” There would also be a wide variety of entertainment this Saturday for children and adults. “It’s a really great family fun day. We try to keep the adults entertained as well as the children.”  The Island Bay Playcentre Gala is this Saturday, November 14 from 11am to 2pm at 158 The Parade in Island Bay. We asked children from Island Bay Playcentre what they were most excited about – page 10.

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Q: We asked children from Island Bay Playcentre what they were most excited for at this weekend’s gala.

Rose Garland Wellington “I want to be on the bouncy castle eating lollies.”

Babette Fulcher Wellington “I’m excited to have some lollies and see my friends.”

Lorna Clarke Wellington “I’m excited because straight after the gala I’m going to school.”

Vivian Stannard Wellington “I like toy shopping.”

Ciaran Stocks Wellington “I’m excited about the lollies.”

Kiah Upton-Besier Wellington “I’m excited about the lollies and the monster bouncy castle.”

LETTERS to the editor Her Excellency... Dear Ed, Your Nov. 5 article on HRH the Duchess of Cornwall's visit to the Wellington SPCA alongside the Governor-General's lady was good news in itself; but please note that Her Excellency is not "Lady Janine Mateparae" as wife of Sir Jerry Mateparae, but is just Lady Mateparae, or else Janine, Lady Mateparae, not being daughter of an earl,

a marquis, or a duke. For instance, if such a peer's daughter marries a baronet, a knight, or just a plain Mr, and was previously Lady Mary Jones, she becomes Lady Mary Smith as the wife of either Sir John Smith or of Mr John Smith. But if her maiden style was plain Miss Mary Jones, she then becomes either Lady Smith (otherwise Mary, Lady Smith) or

Mrs John Smith, after marriage to either Sir John Smith or Mr John Smith. I'm aware there are uncivilised people who want to abolish all titles and honorifics; but while we still have them, educated people should use them properly. That old Marxist heathen GB Shaw did include a few titled people in some of his plays; but he used their titles just as correctly as

did the snobbish Oscar Wilde with any titled characters in his plays. Wilde's own mother was Lady Wilde, as wife of the brilliant ear, nose, and throat specialist Sir William Wilde, knighted for his great abilities as a doctor, just for interest. Hector Westfold, Miramar

Snow app required Have you got an anonymous THUMBS UP or THUMBS DOWN to share? email to or Text to 022 322 4811 THUMBS DOWN to the Hataitai residents leaving their dogs vacating bowels matter on the footpaths surrounding Hataitai School and other streets adjacent.

THUMBS DOWN to the male driver of a brown ute dialling and or texting with cellphone in right hand beside steering wheel on Sunday in Rakau Rd

Dear Ed, On the one hand you have climate change projecting a lack of future snow falling on New Zealand Ski fields and on the other hand you have Wellington City Council tourism propaganda based on outdated and misleading tourist visitor projection data towards extending the Wellington Airport runway. Why build a longer runways for mythical tourists who will never arrive? In this time of increased New Zealand unemployment – perhaps an app could be made to instantly put white snow on the tourists digital photos of our future snow barren alps? M. Beck, Mornington

Carbon emission options needed

THUMBS DOWN to the shop owner who thinks he is a parking warden and now chalks the tyres and notes the time cars are left in Kilbirnie Plaza then leaves a ticket under the wiper. Business must be really slow.

Dear Ed, It is good to see Wellington City Council in the Eastern Ward starting a conversation about transport issues in the ward. There is opportunity now to establish a priority for low carbon emission options. This means first priority for pedestrians, then public transport. Think of bus stops and shelters, cross walks, handicap car parks, perhaps even overbridges being prioritized to enable shoppers and walkers a safe and easy trip for themselves and their bags. This is a long term view and the consultation should not be hurried. It is time to set up a series of public meetings in the ward, and to enable individuals to use their social media to communicate with Wellington City Council on these issues. Richard Keller, Lyall Bay

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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. On my travels this week I stopped in to chat to the friendly team at the New Zealand Blood Service in Newtown. While there I discovered that only four per cent of the eligible population donates blood. After learning this, I decided to jump on board and show my support and now next Thursday I will be among those giving blood at the ASB Centre. Most of my week since Monday’s visit had since been spent trying to convince my colleagues to come and join me, so I thought this week why not try and convince you to support the cause. Every donation can save three lives, so it’s definitely something to think about!

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Symptoms & treatments With the arrival of spring and the warmer and often windier weather many people are now also being affected by hay fever. This is a common condition with rates of hay fever in New Zealand being amongst the highest worldwide. Hay fever can make people feel quite miserable, with symptoms of itchy eyes, runny nose, sniffles, sneezes and headaches and often very similar symptoms to the common cold. Symptoms of hay fever may not last long and can be more severe at certain times of the day, such as being more severe in the morning or in the evening when pollen counts are highest, as well as when the weather is hot and humid. Hay fever (also called allergic rhinitis) develops in some people because of an overactive immune system. This causes them to have allergic reactions to certain substances in the environment, generally called allergens or ‘triggers’. Pollens from flowers, grasses, trees and weeds are the most common allergens. “People who get hay fever at this time of year have what is known as seasonal allergic rhinitis”, advise Self Care pharmacists, “but not everyone with hay fever reacts to pollen only at springtime. Many people suffer from hay fever symptoms all year round. They can be sensitive to animal dander (dead skin cells from their pets), mould, and the house dust mite – a microscopic animal that lives in the millions in our pillows, bedding, curtains and carpets”. In addition, cigarette smoke (yours or someone else’s), chemical fumes and dusts in certain workplaces, and sudden temperature changes can make hay fever symptoms worse by irritating an alreadysensitive nose. Many hay fever sufferers also have other allergic conditions like asthma, eczema and food allergies - because of their over-active immune systems. The good news is that hay fever symptoms sometimes can be prevented and, usually, can be well-controlled. “Effective treatments are available”, say Self Care pharmacists, “but trying to avoid the things that ‘trigger’ your hay fever symptoms is a good first step. Ask us about the Hay fever fact card which

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has plenty of self care tips for avoiding pollens and other allergens.” If avoiding ‘triggers’ is not possible, antihistamine medicines can be effective. These block the action of the chemical histamine which is released in your body when you come into contact with an allergen. There are many different antihistamines to choose from, which are available as pills to take, or as nasal sprays to use directly in the nose. Some antihistamines can make you sleepy and may affect your ability to drive. It is important to get advice from your Self Care pharmacist regarding the best antihistamine for you. Antihistamines help with runny noses, itchy throats and ears, and sneezing symptoms. For blocked noses, other medicines can be used, such as decongestant nasal sprays - but the use of these is limited, usually only up to 3 days at a time because of the chance of congestion reoccurring. There are also corticosteroid nasal sprays which are helpful for people with moderateto-severe hay fever, and for those who get hay fever symptoms all year round. Corticosteroid nasal sprays take a few days to work to full effect and should be used regularly everyday, even when symptoms are not present.

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Enrolment at Kilbirnie School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or the school website The Board of Trustees has made eight places available at the current Year 1 level for out of zone students. Children turning five between 9 November 2015 and 30 June 2016 are classified as Year 1 and are eligible to apply for enrolment. As the Board operates an enrolment scheme, it is required to fill any vacant out of zone places by ballot where there are more applicants for enrolments than there are places available.

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THE REALM RESTAURANT AND BAR has been serving Hataitai locals since the 1930s. Open seven days a week, with a restaurant, two bars and a bottle shop The Realm is a one stop local. The Realm’s restaurant, which is lo-

cated at the back of the premises, serves a delicious variety of food. The restaurant is also known for its famous $6 brunch menu. As well as its menu, events on offer at the bar include Tuesday night poker and killa pool competitions.

The restaurant is open Monday to Friday 4pm till late and Saturday and Sunday 10am till late. The bar is open Monday to Sunday 10am till late. For more information head to The Realm’s website - Ph 386 3607

Hataitai local business, PARSONS & ASSOCIATES, was first established back in the early 1930’s by a local man Len Parsons. After serving their apprenticeship with the company, registered electrical inspectors Mark and Richard decided to

keep the Parsons and Associates legacy alive by purchasing into the business and growing the company into the formidable local business it is today, still serving out of their local Hataitai offices 85 years on. Mark and Richard, along with a friendly team of six fully registered tradesmen,

three apprentices and two lovely part time office ladies - including their two little helpers, T-Rex the Jack Russell and Benson the Black Labrador - is ready to assist the local and wider community with all their electrical needs. For more information, contact 04 386 2605.

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Thursday November 12, 2015



Awards for local cheerleading squads By Nikki Papatsoumas

Local All Sta r Victor y Cheerleaders are chuffed following award winning performances at a recent competition. Earlier this month, three teams from the Newtown based club attended the Cheerbrandz International Cheer and Dance Competition. Teams from all across the country, as well as teams from Australia, competed at the Auckland competition which took place on October 31 and November 1. The Sergeants competed in a

large division and won silver, while the Recruits team won gold in their division and then won grand champs for their entire level. Head Coach Caitlin McLeod said it was rewarding to see the club’s athletes perform so well. “It definitely shows how far we've come. “When we started Victory Central we were very clear that we didn't want to rush our athlete's development. “We had an amazing amount of talent coming through this year, but we kept our teams Mini 1B, Open 1B and Open

1. We're now ready to start a Level 2 team next year- there are only 5 levels in cheerleading so this is pretty exciting.” Caitlin said the club was now into its “busy season” with upcoming performances and a cameo in the Wellington Christmas Parade on the cards. The squad was also about to do team placement for the 2016 season. Caitlin said new people were very welcome to join the squad, experienced or not.  For more information go to

Top Photo: The Sergeants team.

Bottom Photo: The Level 1b team.

Table tennis club welcoming new members

From left, Trevor Bleakley, Diana Winn, Lance McEldowney and Robin Perks.

A table tennis club for retirees is encouraging members of the community to head along to their upcoming open day. The ‘Peak Players’ meet on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons at the Table Tennis Stadium on Mt Victoria. The group was established by Diana Winn two years ago and now around 16 members attend each week. Diana said the group played not only to strengthen their hearts, maintain their balance, improve their awareness of what’s around them, and activate their brains, but also to have a “good laugh”. “Table tennis is arguably the fastest growing sport for retirees in New Zealand and many countries overseas, not only because a heart imaging specialist in America has labelled it

Golf club going from strength to strength By Nikki Papatsoumas

The busy and bustling Mornington Golf Club in Berhampore is keen to recruit new members. Mornington Golf Club sits on Berhampore Golf Course and is members are busy preparing for the club’s 100 year celebrations which will take place next year. Club captain Andre de Ruyter said despite the club’s growth over the last few years, they would still like to see membership increase. “We want the word out there now, I don’t think a lot of people actually realise the golf course exists. Andre himself has been a member at the Mornington Golf Club since 1989. “I used to play here as a kid. It’s great to see what has happened to the club, that looked like, at one point it was going to close down and we were going to lose the golf course.” Andre said the foresight of the club’s president Ray Tuffin is what has helped them succeed. Andre said through Ray’s guidance, more

“the perfect sport”, but also because it’s so much fun,” she said. Diana said the group was helping to welcome new members and invited anyone who was interested in the sport to head along to open days next Monday and Wednesday. She said the table tennis stadium has 10 tables and the group has space for new members. The Peak Player meet on Mondays from 9.30am to midday and Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 4pm at the Table Tennis Stadium on Alexandra Road (between the croquet club and the SPCA). The cost is usually $4 per session, however next week’s sessions are free for new members.  For more information contact Diana on 04 801 9556 or at winnich@

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than 1000 children from neighbouring schools have now participated in the First Tee Programme. There were also more than 30 participating juniors at the club. Andre said the club also had a strong focus on special needs and children with disabilities.

Recently, the club invested in two new wheel chair ramps to provide access to the training area and the golf course and the club was also hoping to launch a special needs and disability sports academy by January 2016. For more information, head to www.

Come along and join us on Friday nights for lawn bowls, bocce and putting fun. Starting from 4pm onwards Meals available, including childrens menu. Happy hour bar prices. Something for all the family! New members & visitors welcome.

Contact: Mornington Golf Club Phone 389 6816 or Andre' on 027 2746053 80 Stanley Street, Berhampore, Wellington 04 389 6816

16 Thursday November 12, 2015

Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Mayor Celia Wade-Brown, and former Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand unveiling a Commonwealth Walkway plaque at Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington last Wednesday.

Final route for walkway announced The final route for Wellington’s Commonwealth Walkway was announced last week, following a ceremonial unveiling of a plaque by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at Pukeahu National War Memorial. The Commonwealth Walkway connects 32 significant monuments, parks, buildings and historic places along a 9km loop in the capital. The final route included community suggestions on points of interest to add to the walkway.

Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said the council received a number of great suggestions which showcased points of interest across the Wellington CBD. She said the Commonwealth Walkway will be promoted across The Commonwealth with the aim of inspiring young people to walk for their physical and mental wellbeing. “The Commonwealth Walkway will link many of the capital’s sites of cultural and historical importance, and promote our city’s heritage.” Last Wednesday, their Royal High-

nesses unveiled a plaque bearing the cypher for the Commonwealth Walkway during their official visit to the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. The first marker of the walkway was formally unveiled at the Wai-Titi Landing at the front of Parliament grounds in July this year.  Further information about the Commonwealth Walkway project and a map can be found at www.

The atrium at Rita Angus Retirement Village at last year’s event.

Spring exhibition for local art club Wellington Art Club’s annual spring exhibition will take place this weekend. The Miramar based art club was established in 1892 and membership has included well known and distinguished artists. The exhibition will take place in the atrium at Rita Angus Retirement Village in Kilbirnie this weekend and is open to residents as well as members of the public. A wide variety of artwork will be on display and this year jewellery will also be showcased. The Wellington Art Club Spring Exhibition this Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 from 10am to 4pm. During the weekend, tours of the village and apartments will also be available to the public.

Beautique Brow and Beauty Bar comes to Life Pharmacy Kilbirnie Life Pharmacy Kilbirnie is set to offer eyebrow and beauty services for both men and women, with the launch of Wellingtons first Beautique Brow and Beauty Bar. It is one of only 10 Beautique counters nationwide, and showcases Beautiques premium make-up range, alongside a full brow shape service. Beautique Counter Manager Natasha Stevenson-Oake has been trained in make-up artistry by one of NZ’s leading cosmetic houses – Gurelian, and has a special interest in “brows by design”. “Amazing eyebrows are the easiest, most important thing you can do to make yourself look and feel more gorgeous. The right shape and colour will instantly show off your eyes, while learning how to “make-up” your own brows will extend the time between treatments” says Natasha. Taking its format from overseas markets, the combination brow and beauty bar doesn’t insist on appointments. Being able to drop-in is a huge draw-card in today’s facepaced world. People are stopping in on their way out for the evening, for a quick touch-up or full service! Along with make-up /make-overs, Natasha is on hand for brow services such as shape, waxing, tint, threading, and will soon be offering lash extensions. Make-up sculpting and contouring is huge right now, and Natasha has already been asked to run “masterclass’ sessions. Some school and sports clubs have booked in fund-raising evenings as an easy and fun way of raising money. Follow us on Instagram and facebook to keep up with whats happening in store” For bookings or enquiries, call Natasha on 04 387 3939

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