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Playgroup re-launched 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

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A local playgroup, which has been enterbeen enough support at previous drives taining children for almost four decades, held in the area. will re-launch next week. “We areMiramar hoping that with all the busiThe Playgroup hasextra been runness in the area now, it will be a success.” ning out of the Miramar Uniting Church The blood drive was organised after local on Hobart St for almost 40 years. business owner, Terry Binding from Nailed Last year,them, strengthening It, approached Nicola said. work was completed on the church’s building. “Terry has delivered flyers tomain all Kilbirnie Work included placing a concrete businesses and has been a great support. beam But the floor of support the church’s weunder still really need fromauditorium, all local while steel connected the building businesses in posts Miramar and surrounding wall to floor. suburbs.” Continued on page 2 Continued on page 2

From left, June Stewart, Reverend Paul PresWard with Philippa’s sons Nicola Binns with an apheresis machine which istidge usedand forPhilippa plasma donations. Taiki Ormsby and Maire Ormsby.

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Playgroup re-launched Calling for your donation Continued from page 1 The church’s minister, Continued from Reverend page 1 Paul Prestidge, said although the weekly playNicola said blood donors were very group was still held while strengthening special. work was carried out, during this time it “We need more donors. Curran intoalways some problems. rently only four eligible “We got downper to cent onlyofathe couple of population donates blood. families. We have got a few more lined you the 96 per cent curup“Ifbut weare arepart defiof nitely looking to build rently sat up. on the fence thinking about it, members please jump off and in. the play“[So we decided] tojoin re-launch Nicola asked people to of the group on the back of havingthink upgraded the “bigger picture” and said one donation building.” could threewho works at the June save Stewart, “Thinktook of her all children the littletochildren who church, the playgroup 30 years ago. have leukaemia who your blood is Sheto said the fact the group had able save… you’ve got to goremained beyond in the community for nearly 40 was yourself and think of who youryears donation a sign of its popularity. could save. “Back in helping those daysultimately there wereto nosave play “You’re centres, only Plunket groups. For me it was people’s lives and make a difference.” always a great way toBlood get to meet people.” The New Zealand Service was Philippa Ward has attended the Miramar also hoping to have more people sign Playgroup for thedonations, past four-and-a-half years up for plasma Nicola said. with her three sons. This year 240 people have donated “I came along because my sister was plasma, however the blood service was here. It is just fantastic, especially during hoping to reach 500 donations by the

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the winter when kids need to get out and do things. end of the year. “Having other mums and other kids for Plasma was used to make around 13 your kids to play with and the continuity of different medicines and because this coming every Wednesday is great.ofThere the demand for plasma had increased are so many really lovely people here.” “hugely”, said.said as part of the ReverendNicola Prestidge “You have to have given at least one playgroups re-launch, organisers would be blood donation increativity. the last two years focusing on art and before can Rebecca become a Phillips plasma donor.” Localyou artist would Plasma is collected an apheresis attend each session, using teaching children machine. spins off the various artsThe and machine crafts. red blood cells and keeps the plasma.  The Miramar Playgroup takes place everyred Wednesday from to 11.30 The blood cells are9.30am then returned at the Miramar to donor. Uniting Church on Hobart St. Entry has is by gold coin the donation. For Plasma also earned nickname more information, contact Philippa on “liquid gold” because of its colour, 0211809294. Nicola said, “It really is so special, it can be made into so many different medicines.”

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Birds of a feather flock to Wellington By Nikki Papatsoumas

Next month, Wellingtonians will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the capital’s most misunderstood creatures – the common grey pigeon. Local artists Kedron Parker and Adam Ben-Dror will present their performance piece, Hello Pigeons, as part of the Performance Arcade – a free live art festival which will take place along Wellington’s Waterfront next month. The pair said the presentation will allow Wellingtonians an opportunity to gain new insights on the omnipresent pigeon. As part of the performance, Kedron and Adam will lead guests on a tour of spots around the city where pigeons are known to mingle. Participants will then meet a pigeon, hold it, and let it go – upon which it will fly home. The pigeons involved in the performance have come from a breeder in Paraparaumu and roughly 70 birds will be re-

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leased as part of the act, Kedron said. She said she hoped the pair’s performance would encourage Wellingtonians to be more conscious of pigeons. “Hello Pigeons is a performance piece that asks people to take another look at the common grey pigeon – a creature that shares common spaces with us.” Kedron said the birds had more in common with us than people might realise – they were loyal towards their mates and could recognise their own reflections in a mirror. The pair said the performance was made possible thanks to the support of the Wellington City Council’s Public Art Fund, and presented in conjunction with The Performance Arcade 2016 and the NZ Fringe Festival. Hello Pigeons will run between February 29 and March Kedron Parker and Adam Ben-Dror are encouraging Wellingtonians 6 with performances taking to be more conscious of pigeons through their performance piece, place at 1pm daily. Spaces are Hello Pigeons. limited and participants will be recruited through social encouraged to make an advance tion head to the Hello Pigeon media, so those interested are booking. For more informa- Facebook page.

New air route an exciting development A new air route linking Wellington to Singapore is being applauded by locals, who say it is an exciting development with enormous potential. Last week, Singapore Airlines announced its ‘Capital Express’ route, which would link Singapore, to Canberra, to Wellington. The flights will be operated four days a week on a Boeing 777. Wellington’s Deputy Mayor, Justin Lester, said improving Wellington’s international connectivity has been a priority for the city for some time.

“This new route provides the most direct and seamless link between Wellington and Singapore, one of the world’s largest air transport hubs. “We welcome Singapore Airlines to Wellington and look forward to a long-term relationship that will benefit us both. “There are huge benefits from improving international access for business and tourism with Asia. “The ability to book an international ticket on a wide-body jet from Wellington to Singapore will be extremely beneficial for

both Wellingtonians and visitors to our city.” Justin is leading the council’s response to the announcement, due to the Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown’s position on the board of Wellington International Airport Ltd. Justin said the new route provided the first direct air link between New Zealand and Canberra. “While it’s symbolically important that there’s now a direct link between the capital cities on both sides of the Tasman, there is significant movement of gov-

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Community Patrol providing Safer Plates this summer By James Baker

4 February – World Cancer Day at Cancer Society Wellington

community.” Constable Hamish Knight says stolen licence plates can be used for petty vandalism and organised burglaries. “Tampering is a small crime but it can be used for bigger and badder things. “Typically the plates are attached to another stolen car of similar shape and colour. “Petrol drive offs can also be quite popular with the rise in petrol prices.” Constable Knight said that tampering can make police work difficult. “It’s not a huge problem. But it is a crime that does feature regularly, so having these sort of prevention measures is really important.” He said any indication of tampering should be reported to the police. “If you notice your screws are loose or you notice any damage that looks suspicious call us and we'll have a look. “Another thing you can do is talk to your neighbour and see if they've noticed the same thing.”

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A concert for all ages T he Ka hu ra ngi School community is gearing up for another Waitangi Day concert featuring food, crafts and some of Wellington’s finest electronica musicians. The Kotahi concert is celebrating its third year and organiser Amanda Hereaka said the 2016 proceeds will go towards a super slide for the school. “Kotahi is an all ages concert with an emphasis on


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up and coming Wellington musicians,” Amanda said. This year’s audience will be treated to performances by Lord Echo with vocalist Lisa Tomlins and multimediainstrumentalist Isaac Aesili. Disasteradio is back by popular demand and indie R&B band A Girl Named Mo will be making an appearance. Concert goers will be greeted with a school kapa haka performance and Amanda

said this will be a show for all ages. “Bring the kids, a blanket and a picnic, and grab a treat from one of the food or craft stalls”. Amanda said Kahurangi School has a long term vision of installing world class facilities on its site to ensure it becomes a community hub which will provide services to its low socio-economic families and to the community as

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Scots College celebrates 100 years By Nikki Papatsoumas

This year Scots College will celebrate 100 years of educating boys in Wellington. Celebrations for the milestone event at the school in Strathmore will kick off next month Centenary co-ordinator Charlotte Wood has been organising events for the last decade. She said when she saw the position advertised for centenary co-ordinator she jumped at the opportunity. With a background in weddings and corporate events, Charlotte said

this was one of the largest celebrations she has worked on. However, she said she has enjoyed the challenge. “Being involved in something this big is amazing. It has been great to work with a team and the school. “It’s a privilege to be involved in something like this. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity.” Festivities will begin on February 2 with a whole school chapel service and a balloon release. Later that week the school will take part in a parade from Queen Margaret’s College to Parliament and a picnic

is organised. The celebrations will continue well into the year with more key dates planned for August. Charlotte said it was a great opportunity for the school community to come together. “People involved with the school over the last few years will have the opportunity to catch up, reminisce and re-connect with others in an institution that was so formidable for so many people.”  For more information on centenary events, head to www.

Festival season heats up The sun is officially shining and that means Wellington is gearing up for its summer festival season. Throughout January, February and March various festivals will be held about the capital. From the Island Bay Festival ‘Day in the Bay’ on the capital’s rough and ragged southern coast to the Kilbirnie Festival, there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this summer.

FESTIVAL DATES February 6 – Waitangi Day February 14 - Day in the Bay February 13 – 21 - Island Bay Festival February 28 – March 13 - Kilbirnie Festival February – March - Newtown Festival Charlotte Wood has co-ordinated centenary events for Scots College.

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SCOTS100 PICNIC & GAMES Mon 8th Feb 1pm - 6pm At Scots College Pack your picnic basket and celebrate our official birthday with cricket, tennis, old-skool yard games, premium food and beverages including the Mojo Coffee cart and Tuatara beer tent, music and much more.

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Energy calculator launched Wellington has become the first city in New Zealand and the second city in the world, following Beijing, to launch a 2050 Energy Calculator. It will allow Wellingtonians to explore how energy and transport choices will shape the city’s carbon emissions footprint and help address climate change. Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, said Wellington’s

2050 Energy Calculator was an opportunity for Wellingtonians young and old to learn about, understand, and take action to fight climate change. “Users can vary 31 ‘levers’ that affect how energy is used and produced in the city– such as improving public transport or increasing the number of solar panel installations. “The calculator will allow

people to see the impact of their choices on Wellington’s emissions pathway, based on scientific data. “It covers all parts of the economy and all greenhouse gas emissions released in the city, including non-energy-related emissions.” The calculator framework was developed by the UK government as a way to help understand

emissions and address climate change on a global scale. Wellington City Council has adapted the calculator in partnership with the National Energy Research Institute and Enspiral. The council was using the calculator to build an energy pathway for Wellington that hits the 80 per cent CO2-e emission reduction target by 2050.

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inbriefnews Mayor thrilled with Oscar qualifying festival Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, is thrilled Doc Edge, New Zealand’s Documentary Edge festival, has become an Oscar-qualifying festival, with two of its top films eligible for Academy Award nominations. Documentaries which win Best International Short or Best New Zealand Short at the festival are on a fast track to being considered for an Oscar

nomination. Ms Wade-Brown said this was excellent news. “Wellington City Council is delighted to have supported this festival in our creative capital. Films shown at the Wellington and Auckland Doc Edge will be directly eligible for Oscar consideration, giving New Zealand documentaries greater global recognition.”

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Baby bunnies a hit at Kilmarnock Heights Home Baby bunnies are the latest attraction at Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore. The rest home got two rabbits, named Adam and Eve, in November last year. The pair are now proud parents of seven, which have been welcomed with open arms explains Kilmarnock Heights Home recreation team leader Annelize Steyn. “The residents can cuddle them and it’s such a beautiful moment to watch. Their eyes light up around the bunnies and the room is filled with smiles.” Annelize says having pets at Kilmarnock Heights Home has many benefits, including providing companionship, giving residents an opportunity to nurture, to help trigger memories and to spark conversation. “One resident becomes a completely different person when the bunnies come out,” Annelize explains.

“She tells the story of how she grew up on a farm and her father would come home after working in the fields with a bunny in his pocket and she would raise it. The bunnies spark that beautiful memory for her.” When the rabbits get older some will be rehomed at another Enliven home in Wellington, as well as to staff and people in the community. Until then, residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home will enjoy the company of their young, fluffy companions. Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home and respite care as well as a popular day guest programme. For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 04 380 2034 or visit

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Water restrictions in place across the capital Water patrollers took to the streets at the weekend to ensure water demand stays down as summer heats up. Water treatment and supply company Wellington Water said over Wellington Anniversary weekend it typically saw a spike in water used, as holiday-makers returned to brown lawns and dry gardens. However, water restrictions were now in place across the greater Wellington region. Wellington Water spokesman Alex van Paassen said although there were restrictions in place every year, there was not a high level of awareness about what and when they were in effect. “On the other hand some people are very careful in what they use, and it can be really frustrating for those doing the right thing to see others just ignoring the restrictions – either

Adults only evening at Wellington Zoo This Valentine’s Day, Wellington Zoo will open its doors after hours for an adults-only evening event. Visitors are invited to take a stroll around the Zoo and head along to special themed talks about the romantic exploits of some of their favourite animals. General manager of community engagement at Wellington Zoo, Amy Hughes, said the evening was sure to be an adults-only experience. “The Zoo will be open until 8.30pm, with live music, animal close encounters, and special animal talks.” Giving couples a chance to enjoy their wild side, the annual event has been growing in popularity. This year, guests can also book an all-inone Valentine's Day Package in advance, which includes a delicious hamper and Zoo entry for two.

A limited number of animal close encounters will also be available for those who want to treat their loved one to a truly wild night out. “Our visitors love the special talks – which are a little more risque for our adult audience. “Valentine’s Night is the only time of the year when the Zoo is for adults only – it’s a chance for the grown-ups to enjoy a picnic and a glass of wine, and learn more about what goes on when the lights go off in the animal kingdom. “While the event is mostly about fun, it also gives us the opportunity to share stories about the conservation breeding programmes at the Zoo, especially for endangered species like Red Pandas.”

accidentally or on purpose.” He said an ‘odds and evens’ watering restriction system was currently in place. The system allowed the use of a single sprinkler or watering system according to street address. Alex said water patrollers would initially target high use suburbs and stop and talk to anyone they saw watering on the wrong day. “We’re not out to punish people. We need support to keep our water use down. The less we use, the longer we can defer new investment and the more we can keep costs down. “People are increasingly aware of how lucky we are in Wellington to have so much water compared to places like Australia, where restrictions are taken very seriously. “We have an opportunity to ensure we don’t need to go to that level. We can protect our water wealth, if we all do our bit.”

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DANCE in CUBA STREET We live in a world of busyness and work and the value of the arts is even more important to our wellbeing and to young people growing up. Learning, doing, collaborating, being in performances as part of a cast, developing confidence, self- responsibility and discovering that perseverance and commitment bring huge satisfaction and positive results are essential skills in the big picture of life’s experience. All this and it is fun! A Wellington treasure, the studios at 125 Cuba Street continue a wonderful tradition of growing up with the arts - dancing. 2015 was an exceptional year with Chinese New Year, Pavlova’ s Twisty Thursday , CubaDupa , Wellington’s150th birthday , Tempo Festival in Auckland, Artsplash, The Attic Opening and two new ballets, The Very VERY Hungry Caterpillar and Degas Deconstructed at the Opera House to finish the year. RAD and IDTA results were very successful for the many students who took examinations and a wide range of community and adult classes continue late into every evening. The Tarrant Dance Studios celebrated the Cuba St building being 100 years old and

Footnote New Zealand Dance was 30! 2016 starts with six dancers from The Little Egrets Company who are coming from Xiamen to make a collaborative work with us for the Chinese New Year in February. Directed by Deirdre Tarrant the new work is called Monkey Business for the Year of the Monkey and will be in an East Meets West spectacular at TSB Arena on Feb 13 as well as at the Stadium at the Phoenix Game on February 7th. CubaDupa happens once again in March and this year the dancers are creating a series of ‘happenings’ called Cuba Spaces. Summer has been fabulous in Wellington and the studios are in the completion phase of major earthquake strengthening so classes are starting a little later this year. February 20 is the day! It is very exciting and we are very keen to get back up those stairs and into the studios dancing again! From the littlest dancing strawberry in The Very VERY Hungry Caterpillar to outstanding senior students going onto tertiary study and careers the Tarrant Dance Studios is a great place to be a dancer! Enquiries ph 3847285 or 021533725.

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Endangered chimps in safe hands

Dr Jane Goodall DBE and Esta Wilson-Burke, who will head to Senegal for a month to work with chimpanzees.

A local woman will head to Africa for a month to work with primates. Wellington Zoo Pr imate Keeper Esta Wilson-Burke will work with the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) in Senegal, to save endangered wild chimpanzees with support from the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund. Esta will be joining JGI’s research team in the Kedougou region, led by primatologist Liliana Pacheco, to collect behavioural and ecological data to help discover the different challenges and opportunities facing the endangered apes. Esta said working alongside wild chimpanzees had always been a dream of hers. “I’ve been inspired by Dr Jane

Learn to dance the Scottish way A local Scottish country dancing club is hoping to attract more members this year. The Island Bay Scottish Country Dance Club is one of a dozen clubs of its kind in the Wellington region. The club meets weekly for dancing and socialising at St Mark’s community hall at the Basin Reserve. Member and instructor, Neil Bromley, said people often think of Scottish Country Dancing as ‘highland dancing’. “That is [in fact] solo dancing, much more energetic and can be difficult to learn as an adult.

“Scottish country dancing is for groups and suitable for any age. It’s easy to get started, but challenging enough if you want to something to work at. The music is lively and just makes you want to move.” Neil said this year the club was hoping to entice more members. “At the weekly club nights we tend to all muck in together, whatever your level of experience or ability, so although you’re always a bit aware of being a ‘newbie’, it doesn’t matter. “The experienced dancers give lots of encouragement, so it’s very social and just good

Goodall DBE, who I was lucky enough to meet in 2014 when she visited Wellington Zoo. “JGI is carrying out crucial research work to ensure the survival of the remaining chimpanzee population in the region and towards great ape conservation as a whole. “I am extremely grateful for this opportunity from the Wellington Zoo Conservation Fund to get involved in helping save chimpanzees in the wild.” Esta will work across three different sites dur ing her month-long trip. While based in Nandoumary, she will help identify how Chimpanzees use the forest and whether they use ecological corridors to come into contact with Chimpanzee communities in Guinea.

She will also work in Segou and Dindifelo, taking part in direct observations of Chimpanzee behaviours to help inform research and development of eco-tourism initiatives. “I love working with our amazing chimpanzee community at Wellington Zoo, which is the second largest group in Australasia. They are social, complex and fascinating to care for. “They are also one of our visitors’ favourite animals. I can’t wait to get back to Wellington and share what I learn about the chimps in Senegal with our great Zoo community,” she said.  You can follow Esta’s progress with the project at www.

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fun.” He said the club would also start its season next month with a course of four beginners lessons. Having sessions dedicated to learning new skills would help beginners advance their dancing, he said. Beginner sessions start on Wednesday February 3, at 7.30pm and run for four weeks. They take place at the St Marks community hall at the Basin Reserve. Club nights start on Wednesday March 2, from 7.30pm. Beginners are welcome throughout the year.

The New Zealander of the Year Awards Office has announced the three people being considered for 2016’s Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year award.  They are Rob Fenwick: Environmentalist and business leader, Richie McCaw: Former All Blacks rugby captain and Louise Nicholas: Victims’ rights advocate. The winner will be announced on February 17.

Social Clubs A Dutch Social club and a Lezher Dayz club hold weekly sessions at the Island Bay Community Centre. If you speak Dutch, and feel like a bit of Dutch style coffee, or if you are looking to meet some lovely people for a conversation, a spot of lunch and games, pop in and visit. Dutch Social group meets on Wednesdays from 10.30am to midday and Lezher Dayz meets on Wednesdays from 11am to 2pm.

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Showcasing Newtown’s ‘hidden gems’ By Nikki Papatsoumas

Newtown locals will have a special opportunity to uncover some of the suburb’s hidden gems in a treasure hunt which will take place next month. No Place Like Home: A Newtown Adventure is being run by both the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre and the Wellington Timebank, which is based at the community centre. Coordinator of the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre, Renee Rushton, said the event had previously been held at different locations across the country, including areas in Wellington. “This is the first time we have done this particular type of thing, it was developed by a group in the Waitakere Ranges. “It’s kind of a treasure hunt… people will come to the Newtown Community Centre and they will get a map and the map will have the addresses with all the locations and clues to get people there.”

She said the treasure hunt would encourage locals to look more closely at the suburb they live in. Among the clues are ‘creep the corridors and rummage the wardrobes of some of New Zealand's rising stars’ and ‘put your taste buds to the test where Newtown's black magic is roasted.’ Renee said the community was involved in helping suggest which “hidden gems” should appear in the scavenger hunt. She said following the scavenger hunt, a barbecue would be held at the Workingmens Club on Owen Street. Renee said this barbecue would also be open to the whole community. “Everyone is invited to come along, there will be a bit of free food and some live music.” Registrations for the treasure hunt open from 12.50pm and run until 1.45pm on Saturday February 13. This will be followed by a community barbecue at the Workingmens Bowling Club, 177 Owen St. The event is free and will be held rain or shine.

From left Hannah Mackintosh from the Wellington Timebank and Anna Porter from the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre.

High hopes for Wellington Circus School By James Baker

Circus trainer Rosalie Ducharme has high hopes for the future of Wellington Circus Hub. Wellington Circus Hub, run out of Newtown, holds classes for those interested in circus acrobatics. The school opened 10 years ago and staffs 10 full time trainers and has 600 students. Lyall Bay resident Rosalie is the head trainer at the school and says there are classes that cater for all ages. “We get kids and people in their fifties. There are people of

all ages who come in interested in the circus.” Rosalie worked with Cirque du Soleil before coming to New Zealand last year. While the school specialises in beginner classes, Rosalie is interested in growing the school into something that also caters to professional performers. “Some of our students are getting very good, so one of my goals is to open up different programmes that will make a bridge between professional and recreational teaching.” Rosalie said she's seen a real increase in interest.

“There's a huge development in the circus world in recent years. “There's a lot of TV shows showing circus activity and people see it on face book it’s getting very popular.” Despite the growth in interest she said a lot of people don't know there's a school in Wellington. “I think this place is fun because there's less convention than other performing arts, you can kind of do whatever you want.  The school term begins the 1st of February bookings can be made online or phone 380 0051.

WearableArt names new chief executive Gisella Carr has been appointed chief executive of World of Wearable Art (WOW) and will be joining the company at the beginning of February. Created 28 years ago by Dame Suzie Moncrieff, the international design competition and event company WOW has grown from its early beginnings in Nelson to become New Zealand’s largest sell-out theatrical performance. WOW Chairman Brian Rhoades said the board is delighted that Gisella will be joining the WOW team. Her appointment reflects the company’s international aspirations.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Q: Do you think Wellington roads need more cycle lanes?

Kerry Smith Newtown “No, if it’s anything like the one they put in Island Bay. It’s a total disaster. Half the cyclists ride on the pavement anyway.”

Sallyanne Bourke Kilbirnie “I’m a car driver and when I come over the hill from Kilbirnie they are in the middle of the road, it’s so rude. Maybe cycleways are necessary but not in the city.”

Willy Murray Newtown “I would say so, it’s just safer for them to ride. Wellington roads are terrible, they’re narrow.”

Ayla Tawhai Newtown “Yes, because they are dangerous on the road.”

Edward Brandon Newtown “No I don’t think so, I can’t see cyclists anywhere.”

Emalani Case Newtown “I’m not a cyclist, but yea, if they can make the roads bigger.”

LETTERS to the editor Happy in Island Bay Dear Ed, Two of the letter writers in last week's paper claimed not to know any non-cyclists who are happy with the cycleway. I am

not a cyclist, but I am very happy that the cycleway has been built. I don't have any issues with driving more slowly and carefully up the

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Parade - in fact, I think it will make Island Bay safer if we all slow up a bit. It sounds as though there may be some issues with

the existing design and I hope the council works with locals to fix these as soon as possible to make the cycleway even better.

Sharing common ground

Dear Ed, I do not know the names of the ladies who came to my aid when I had a bad fall on Monday January 18 in Kilbirnie. I would like to thank them and tell them how much I appreciate their efforts in looking after me and calling an ambulance. The ambulance arrived promptly and the care was excellent. My best wishes to you all. Thank you. Sue Roy Kilbirnie

Dear Ed, Solutions are not found by fighting from opposite sides. We can be cyclist one moment, car drivers soon after and pedestrian in between. Most cars use our footpaths regularly as obvious from the thousands of access depressions giving access to off street

parking. Thus our footpaths are undulating rollercoast rides for prams, wheelchairs and pedestrians. Why not provide a commonsense solution allowing cyclists to use the footpath provided. They give precedence to pedestrians, have their bicycle fitted with a

bell in working condition and do not exceed 10 to 12 km/h? Paul Franken Strathmore Park

L. Alliston Island Bay

Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to nikki@ Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

FROM THE REPORTERS DESK THUMBS DOWN to upsurge of tagging since December

THUMBS DOWN to workers at Stone Street studios in Miramar who park too far over our driveways so we can't get out. How about some consideration for residents please.

THUMBS UP to tourists enjoying

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More voters for October election Local Government New Zealand’s (LGNZ’s) new #Vote16NZ campaign encourages more Kiwis to get involved in the Local Authority Elections this October. Local Authority Election turnout has been

declining in many areas of New Zealand since the 1980s. LGNZ’s ten-month #Vote16NZ campaign, running until the October 8 polling date, aims to lift voter numbers above 50 per cent nation-

ally for the first time since 1998. The campaign also encourages citizens with strong leadership qualities and a passion for their community to consider standing as candidates themselves.

Owhiro Bay shortly before midday on Tuesday. The woman's dive partner, members of the public and officers, all assisted to bring the woman in to shore where CPR was

continued. Police said despite the best efforts of all those involved, including Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Diver dies A diver has died in the water at Owhiro Bay. Police said they responded to calls for help from two people performing CPR on a woman, out on the rocks, in

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

If you are a Wellingtonian it is likely that you have probably attended the HSBC Sevens Series at some stage. The Sevens will take place in the capital this weekend, however, this year there have been reports of disappointing ticket sales for the normally sell-out event. The Sevens was once known as the biggest party of the year - revellers from around the country would travel to take part in the fun. Now the party has simmered down and ticket sales are failing to take off. This week the Wellington City Council is hosting its ‘Seven Days of Sevens’ event in Civic Square in the lead up to the weekend’s event, perhaps in a hope to build more momentum around the event and ensure it stays in Wellington for years to come. But with a crack-down on drinking and more of a focus on being a family-friendly weekend, perhaps the Seven’s days are numbered.  Do you go to the sevens? Did you go to watch the sport or to get involved in the party atmosphere? Do you think the Sevens should be moved to another city? Send us an email –





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National floorball team set for qualifiers

The New Zealand Men’s Floorball team will head to Thailand next month.

Everything happens in an instant, it’s literally blink and you will miss it.

By Nikki Papatsoumas

The New Zealand Men’s Floorball team is currently building up to the Floorball World Championship Qualifiers in Thailand next month. Floorball, which originated in Sweden, is a type of indoor hockey played with a light weight stick and a light plastic ball.

In New Zealand floorball is currently going through exponential growth – there are now more than 900 active players in the Wellington region. This year will be the second time New Zealand has entered a team into the World Floorball Championships, following on from a previous qualifying tournament held in Wellington in January 2014.

Next month’s qualifiers will take place in Pattaya, Thailand, between February 2 and 6. Among the New Zealand Men’s Floorball team training to compete in next month’s qualifiers are Oliver Scott and Tom Kibblewhite. The 17-year-olds are also in New Zealand Men’s Under 19 Team.

Wellingtonians take away medals Wellingtonians were among those to take away medals at the recent World Hapkido Festival. Wellington Hapkido Academy had three of its members travel to Busan, South Korea as part of the New Zealand team, to participate in the Korean Hapkido World Festival and Championships in October 2015. Hapkido is an eclectic Korean martial art which involves self defense and in some cases, the use of weapons. The New Zealand team of ten was led by Hapkido New Zealand’s ranking practicing dan, Master Callum Forbes, with exponents from the Wellington, Dunedin, Manawatu and Upper Hutt academies. Together they spent ten days training and exchanging techniques with an international range of martial artists culminating in participating in the Championships. From Wellington Mark Conchie won Gold and Dave Ollivier won Bronze, both in the adult heavyweight sparring division. Two formal displays also took place at Busan. The first was a cultural exchange with local Hapkido schools and police officials with Master Forbes

Oliver, who plays keeper, said the team has been training heavily in preparation for the qualifiers in two weeks. He said he fell in love with the high speed of the sport. “It is fast paced; you have to be able to move quick because the ball moves fast.” Tom, who plays defence, agreed, adding “everything happens in an instant, it’s liter-

ally blink and you will miss it.” “It is good fun, even just on a social level.” Both boys said the sport continued to grow - when they started there were eight social teams playing the sport and there were now 60. They said they had been putting in extra training ahead of their trip, where they hoped to make their country proud.

Sportsinbrief Rugby fever Wellingtonian’s have geared up for the Seven Days of Sevens Festival at Civic Square. Seven days of sun and fun has hit Wellington with food trucks, touch tournaments, live music and photo booths. Get down to the Waterfront and to Wellington’s Rugby Sevens headquarters in Civic

Square to join in the final days of celebrations. On January 28 festival goers can get active with free push play games or if a kiwiana festival takes your fancy, you can head to Civic Square to experience the rugby fever atmosphere where there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Upcoming Softball In the under 17/ under 19 girl’s grade of Capital softball, the twelfth round will see the Saints play Te Aroha at Fraser 1 on January 29 at 6.15. At the same time, Miramar will play

Wellingtonians were among those to take away medals at the recent Hapkido festival.

signing a cultural exchange document with the Busan Regional Hapkido committee. The second was at the opening of the World Championships in front of senior Korean Martial Artists and political figures including the South Korean Prime Minister. The New Zealand team trip ended in Seoul and included visits to several Korean historical sites. The next world Championships will be mid 2017 where a larger team will attend. The Wellington Hapkido Acad-

emy is commencing junior classes for children aged seven to 12 on Saturday February 13. Junior Hapkido introduces young people to the martial arts and aims at developing good self-defence skills together with self-confidence, physical fitness, self-discipline and respect for others. For more information on the Wellington Hapkido Club head to www.martialartswellington.

against Pare Plim under 19 at Polo 1. In Under 19 men’s the cardinals will face off against Miramar at Fraser 3 on January 28 with a starting time of 6.15pm.

CricHQ team up with Cricket Wellington Cricket Wellington and CricHQ have announced a new commercial partnership. CricHQ, cricket’s leading Live Scoring and competition management system, have joined Cricket Wellington as the naming rights sponsor for all age group rep teams including the Provincial A’s, U19’s and U17’s. They will also be the naming rights spon-

sor for all Zone tournaments. CricHQ have also become the naming rights sponsor for Cricket Wellington’s brand new “CricHQ T/20 Knockout Cup”. In sponsoring the tournament CricHQ has provided substantial prize money to the winners and runners-up in the tournament as well as a prize to the tournament’s most valuable player.

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More than 100 performers hit the stage at Monday’s festival

Wellington’s Pasifika Festival a success On Monday, thousands of Wellingtonians sampled the sights and sounds of the Pacific at Wellington’s Pasifika Festival. Among the highlights at this year’s festival were the Pacific Cuisine Cook-Off, food stalls and free family friendly activities. PHOTO CREDIT: MARK COOTE

An energetic group at the festival held over Wellington Anniversary weekend.

Performers take the stage at the Wellington Pasifika Festival

Crafts were among that on display at the festival which took place on Monday

Children enjoying some of the family friendly events on offer

Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown

Many children were among those who attended on the day

Among the 100 performers on Monday were choirs and dance groups.

Children enjoying the entertainment

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