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‘A Day in the Bay’ draws the crowds Continued from page 1 “We thought it was just wonderful. It was similar to last year – it was a perfect scenario for us. “We predict about 15,000 people showed up – which is very successful considering all the things going on in Wellington at the weekend.” Joe said events such as the Blessing of the Boats and the Tapu te Ranga Island Swim were

once again popular this year. He said the variety of music was also a real highlight of the day. On Saturday, the Island Bay Festival kicked off with a parade along the coastal community’s main road. This was followed by a variety show, showcasing some of Island Bay’s up-and-coming talent. Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, officially opened

the festival following Saturday’s parade. “The weather was just fabulous for all the events at the weekend. It was a great walk down The Parade, I think that must be one of the biggest [parades] ever,” she said. “It’s lovely to see the festival still going and it is the most convenient for me, because I live in Island Bay. I could hear

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It was a nervous wait for a local couple last week, as a large fire ripped through the trees behind their home in Happy Valley. Last Thursday, Happy Valley Rd was cordoned off to the public, as fire fighters battled a large blaze into the wee hours of Friday morning. The fire broke out at mini-golf course Carlucci Land and at its peak more than 10 fire trucks attended the scene of the blaze on Thursday afternoon. A helicopter was also called in to help douse the flames. Just one other neighbour separates Dave Gray and Cheralee De Gregorio from Carlucci Land. The couple were on holiday in Australia when they heard the news that the fire had broken out. “We got a couple of texts from

Valentine’s Day blaze A fire which broke out on the side of Wellington’s Mount Victoria provided a brief distraction from Sunday’s New Zealand versus Australia cricket match at the Basin Reserve. The fire service was alerted to the blaze at around 2.30pm. The fire which is believed to have been deliberately lit was attacked from both sides by 11 fire engines. The fire trucks operated from Alexandra Road on Mt Victoria and from Ellice Street near the Basin Reserve. It was said the area that had caught alight was full of pine trees.

friends in Wellington,” Dave said. “We were worried our house was going to burn down, we were very anxious.” Dave said this was the third blaze that had burned through trees behind his house. He said he was worried trees that had come down in the 2013 storm were now acting as “kindling” and said he would like to see firebreaks put in place to prevent further fires from breaking out. It is believed the blaze began after a digger caught fire and flames spread to nearby trees. Carlucci land creator Carl Gifford was driving the digger at the time and suffered extensive burns as a result. Did you see last Thursday’s fire? Send us an email – news@

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Dental clinic opens in Newtown A school dental clinic in Newtown was officially opened last week. The opening coincided with the final stage of a multimillion dollar makeover of the school dental service in Wellington, Kapiti and the Hutt Valley. Dr Virginia Hope, who chairs both the Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley District Health Boards, officially opened Selby House in Newtown. Selby House is one of six

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On your marks… get set… go! One of Island Bay Festival’s most anticipated events - The Ribble St Races – is all set to go this Saturday.

Event organisers Dan Neely and Mike Frew said the Ribble St Races were designed this year to celebrate the first race course in Wellington – which came down Clyde St, bent around across Humber St, up Derwent

St and Through Medway St in Island Bay. As always, the most anticipated event this Saturday will be the ‘Downhill Derby’, which sees locals arrive with their own trolley carts and race against

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each other. Mike said this year they wanted to ensure the event had a real family focus and categories in the Downhill Derby will include junior, intermediate and senior. “It was a bit ‘hard core’ and not particularly family focused in previous years. We wanted to make it something for everybody. “We just want people to pull together what ever they can from their house, some of the kids’ carts that show up are really neat.” Family friendly events on offer this Saturday will also include the Ribble St Lego Races, where locals race their very own home-made Lego creations and the Supermarket Slalom, which is sponsored by Island Bay New World. The Ribble St Races will take place this Saturday, February 20 from 10am.

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Festival showcases the sights and sounds of Kilbirnie By Nikki Papatsoumas

The annual Kilbirnie Community Festival will take place next month and will once again be organised by the Kilbirnie Business Network. The annual festival, which highlights the culture, sights and sounds of Kilbirnie, will take place on Sunday, March 13. Last year controversy surrounded the Kilbirnie Festival, after it was announced event organiser, Martin Wilson, who had run the festival for the past

19 years, was not contracted to run the 2015 event. Instead the running of the community fun day, which was started by the Kilbirnie Lyall Bay Community Centre, was delegated to the Kilbirnie Business Network. After a war of words erupted in local media between Bruce and Martin, two Kilbirnie festivals were held on the same day in separate parts of the suburb. Following this a sub-committee was formed by the Kilbirnie Lyall Bay Community

Centre to decide who would run the 2016 festival. This year’s festival will once again be managed by the Kilbirnie Business Network, however, Martin will once again hold his own festival, over two weeks throughout February and March. Bruce said the business association was excited to once again be organising the festival, which sees Kilbirnie’s Bay Rd closed to the public for the day. He said this year they were hoping to offer new events and

activities to locals, including a sports arena and evening movie screening. As well as this there would be market and food stalls on offer to those on the day, he said. “This festival is a community focus. It promotes local businesses but it also involves the community as well. We hope to get a whole lot of schools and cultural groups involved.  For more information, or to book a stall for this year’s Kilbirnie Festival, head to

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Inspiring speech for students By Nikki Papatsoumas

Students from Holy Cross School in Miramar were encouraged to try new things and develop their skills after hearing an inspiring speech from an amputee and author earlier this week. On Monday night, William Pike launched the William Pike Challenge Award at the school. William was one of two young climbers caught in a volcanic eruption on the slopes of Mount Ruapehu in 2007. He suffered numerous life threatening injuries, and as a result, his right leg was amputated below the knee, needing extensive recovery and rehabilitation. The challenge award, established by William, gives students an op-

portunity to take part in a range of exciting outdoor activities, engage in community service and work on personal development. Over this year, the children will be participating in six outdoor activities and 20 hours of community service. As part of the award they will also be encouraged to personally develop a new sport or hobby. At Monday’s launch, William shared his courageous story with children who will be taking part in the year-long challenge. “I’m really excited to be working with the students from Holy Cross School,” said Willliam. “These opportunities will further connect these young people with local people and places within their community, to grow

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and develop them as individuals, and to prepare them for whatever life throws at them.” Ella Crayford, 11, said she was “super inspired” by William’s presentation to students on Monday and was looking forward to beginning the challenge award. “I am super outdoorsy… I love being outside and climbing stuff. I have always wanted to do mountaineering.” Holy Cross School principal Celeste Hastings said the school community was excited to run the challenge award this year. “This programme will offer our students an exciting pathway for Education Outside the Classroom, the Health and Physical Education learning area and in fact, all other key learning areas.”

University opens doors for Fringe Festival By Nikki Papatsoumas

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For the first time this year Victoria University will open up its lecture halls, hallways and grounds as part of the popular Wellington Fringe Festival. This year, the university, a sponsor of the Fringe Festival, will host the mini-festival ‘Your FAV’. Curator Stella Reid, who lives in Kilbirnie, said Your FAV (which stands for Fringe at Victoria) was made up of 14 different acts, some as short as 15 minutes and others as long as one-and-a-half hours. Both current theatre students and theatre graduates were all taking part in the mini-festival, she said. “They are staggered throughout the night so the idea is you can come and spend a night at Victoria University.”

Stella said organisers had taken inspiration from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - Edinburgh University was known for opening its campus doors and putting on small performances in hallways and lecture halls as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You FAV will take place as part of orientation week and Stella said the mini festival “offered a display of a vibrant Wellington art culture rather than a series of parties” normally associated with the beginning of the university year. She said it gave new students an opportunity to volunteer and network within the theatre community. “They get to see some really prominent companies, such as Binge Culture Collective and My Accomplice, some real strengths in the Wellington theatre scene.

“I am seeing excited first years running around excited in the architecture of the campus. “We are offering a little pocket of what it’s like down in the CBD, it’s more of an accurate representation of what Wellington is.” Among those acts on display will be an audio tour of the university’s campus, a ‘faux’ lecture in a lecture hall and a play which will be displayed on six different screens across the university campus. “Your FAV mirrors Fringe in that there is no specific genre or theme. “It’s exciting for the Fringe Festival because they get a whole bunch of new venues… there is a whole bunch of new opportunities.”  Your FAV runs from February 24 to March 2. For more information, head to

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Association going strong Information from a recent survey regarding the controversial Island Bay cycleway will be shared at an upcoming public meeting. The meeting will take pla c e on We d ne sd ay, March 9 at the Baptist Church, 284 The Parade, in Island Bay from 7pm. President of the Island Bay Residents Association, Vicki Greco, said the mayor, councillors and key council staff have all been invited to next month’s

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Wellingtonians can have the ultimate “Greek experience” right here in the capital at this month’s wildly popular Greek Food Festival. Spokeswoman for the Greek Orthodox Community of Wellington, Neove Economous, said the annual festival, which began in 1977, was initially set up as a fundraiser involving only the immediate Greek community. “Over the years it has just grown and grown and now we really promote it as the Greek experience. “Anyone who comes along can really expect a taste of Greece, from beautiful Souvlaki to honey puffs.” Neove said all food on offer at the upcoming festival, including moussaka and baklava, would be 100 per cent authentic - made from original recipes passed down between generations of families.

Surrounded by traditional Greek music and dance, people who attend the festival this year would get a real snap shot of Greek culture, she said. “We want to encourage everyone to come down and join us for the day. Relive your holiday to Greece and if you haven’t been, come and get a taste of what it’s like to travel the Mediterranean.” All money raised will go towards the Greek Orthodox Community, including funding the maintenance and insurance of the Church and community hall and keeping the important Greek school running. “The Greek Community also supports the wider Wellington and New Zealand Community as well. We are very active in the wider community,” Neove said.  The Greek Food Festival will take place next Saturday, February 27 from 10am to 3pm at the Greek Community Centre, 3 Hania St, Mt Victoria.

Two local ballerinas have recently achieved the highest qualification possible at a high school level. Island Bay residents Emily Wood and Erin Hildred, of Carolyn McKeefry Dance Academy in Khandallah, recently received cups and certificates after passing their Advanced Two ballet exam. Teacher Carolyn said she was very proud of the girls, saying four of her students had gained the level by the end of last year. “Four in one year is a lot for a small studio,” she said. “Also this is a stepping stone should they ever want to teach at a later time.” The two girls have both been with the ballet studio for most of their life and have become best friends while studying together. “Ballet has definitely kept us together,” Erin said. Emily said having Erin’s support helped push her to continue and achieve high results. “I found it really difficult at times, but I didn’t want to be behind everybody because I had been doing it with everybody. It has been nice having someone else in the same situation. “Ms McKeefry is very supportive and helped us to bring out the best in ourselves.” Both young girls said they had learnt about “perseverance and determination” through studying ballet. Later this month the girls will travel to Otago University and said they hoped to continue dancing in the future.

Erin Hildred and Emily Wood have recently passed their Advance Two ballet exam.

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The Festival will include two outdoor film screenings by Twilight Cinema, the first taking place on Saturday 27 February, in the St Patrick’s College courtyard, and featuring the new Kiwi film “The Ground We Won”, about a rural community’s rugby team and the good old kiwi dream. It is documentary style, and follows a team of farmers striving to prove their worth on the field on Saturdays. The film captures a fascinating season of traditions and friendships. Entry is $5, payable on the day, and BYO bean bag or camp chair is advised. Screenings will start at dusk, around 8.45pm. Come early for a good seat, and catch the pre-show entertainment. In the event of poor weather, each screening will be postponed to the next evening, Sunday; check the FaceBook page “Twilight Cinema 2016, Kilbirnie Festival screenings” for details and postponements.

The annual Kilbirnie Festival returns next week, bigger and better in its new venue. The Fair Day will now take place on the closed road between Kilbirnie Park and St Patrick’s College, a site described as “a dream venue”.

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The Kilbirnie Festival 2016 Fair Day is on Sunday 28 February, 10-4pm, in Evans Bay Parade beside Kilbirnie Park, and in the St Patrick’s College grounds. It features food, craft and market stalls, music stages, kids’ rides and free creative interactive activities, and a range of big inflatable challenges. The Fair Day is part of two weeks of Festival activities, from Saturday 27 Feb to Sunday 13 March. Festival manager Martin Wilson says, “The new site is quite beautiful, very big, extremely well located, and with excellent facilities available in the adjoining College.” Wilson has produced the Kilbirnie Festivals for over 20 years, and recently moved the event from its former Bay Rd site. “Previously”, Wilson says, “Bay Rd could squeeze in around 100 stalls. The new site allows the event to join the region’s biggest, with up to 400 stalls, as the event grows over future years”. It is in the middle of Kilbirnie’s recreation hub, with numerous parks, playgrounds, parking, and the College’s courtyards, toilets, power, and huge indoor hall. “The majestic pohutukawas lining the road, right beside State Highway One to the airport, make the site accessible and very attractive” says Wilson.

Sundays if poor weather. See FB: Twilight Cinema 2016, Kilbirnie Festival screenings

The parting from the Bay Rd site was not without controversy. The new Chairman of the Kilbirnie Business Association attempted to convert the longrunning and successful event into a Bay Rd promotion, and offers by Wilson to work together, or for the KBA to create their own second and unique event, were rejected by the KBA. Wilson is no stranger to this. “Keeping all the various parties happy is no easy task. Inevitably, some people want things done their way. It’s a pity, especially for the Bay Rd shops, after such a long and successful history to this event, but from the perspective of the many musicians and stallholders, and the public attending, the new site is absolutely wonderful, and this event can now expand to be not just the biggest event in the eastern suburbs, as it has been for many years, but continue growing to become a major regional event.”

The Mission Impossible 40m inflatable will be a feature at this year’s Festival

Fair Day, Sunday 28 February, 10-4pm Evans Bay Parade & St Patricks College


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Q: Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Bill Shaw Kilbirnie

Shaylee Biskowiak Kilbirnie

Tony Sutcliffe Kilbirnie

Kate Seamer Kilbirnie

“It’s commercialised, every day should be Valentine’s Day.”

“No, I don’t really celebrate.”

“Certainly, flowers are always good.”

“Not really, but I did make cards for the kids this year and they loved them.”

Emma Groom Kilbirnie “This year I drove out to Day’s Bay and had a nice relaxing afternoon. My boyfriend and I didn’t go all out… just spent some time together really.”

Mavis Shaw Kilbirnie “No, because I never remember.”

LETTERS to the editor Who is the public? Dear Ed, I see that the lack of local authorities to prosecute farmers from allowing their cattle to wade into streams running into our lakes is seen as wishy washy. Then ‘the public’ has taken photos and complained causing national organisations to claim the ‘public’ outrage. Is this the same ‘public’ who disposes of

household rubbish and TV sets in the Coromandel and other tourist spots? I suppose farmers could fit cattle and sheep with disposable nappies and then dispose of them on roadside or banks in gullies like ‘the public’ does? Paul Franken (abridged) Strathmore Park


Amazing sight

Dear Ed, Very pleased to see the Zephyrometer is back in action. I love this art work heaps, it's by far the best one along that area in my opinion. I did quite like the thought of leaving it to swing and "tap" your car roof as you drove under in a howling northerly. Would be a very "Wellington thing" with our windy reputation. Alastair Carr Wellington

Dear Ed, The Zephyrometer after it was struck by lightning was an even more amazing sight. It was the source of such wonderful stories, endless interpretations: funny, mystical, historic. I think it should have been left in its "touched" state after it was struck. JoEllen Duckor Newtown

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Thursday February 18, 2016



‘A Day in the Bay’


PHOTO CREDIT: Nikki Papatsoumas

Thousands of Wellingtonians gathered in the sunshine to celebrate Island Bay’s annual ‘A Day in the Bay’ last Sunday, as part of the suburbs festival. Reporter Nikki Papatsoumas was there to capture the action.

Sharks from the Bait House Aquarium in Island Bay – which held its open day on Sunday.

From left, Wellington City Councillor Paul Eagle, Warren Hall, Vicki Greco, Rongotai MP Annette King and Jane Byrne drum up support for the Island Bay Residents Association.

From left, Samantha Hannaway, Jackson Buddle, Emma Buddle and Jonathan Buddle enjoy the sunshine.

Dan Wilkinson and Kirilee Lamb, 8, take some time out for a bit of art work.

Eva Galvin, 13 and Poppy Fogarty, 13 enjoy some watermelon to help themselves cool down.

Angela Hastronandi encouraged people to recycle on the day,

Mayoral candidate and Wellington City Councillor Justin Lester, with Jack Flude and Paul Eagle.

From left, Annalize Steyn, Bronwyn Drennan and Tau Tamana from Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore.


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Gearing up for Round the Bays People will be filling up their water bottles and strapping on their running shoes for next weekend’s Cigna Round the Bays event. The Wellington event on Sunday, February 21 takes advantage of the picturesque setting that winds its way around our inner city harbour. Event options include the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon, Bluebridge 10km,

6.5km Fun Run/Walk and the 6.5km Buggy Walk. Once participants cross the finish line they will be treated to a feast of live music, food stalls, the Southern Cross Family Zone, corporate marquee area, spot prizes and massage tents which all adds to the fantastic atmosphere on Kilbirnie Park. Entries close Friday, February 19 at midday.

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Unique event hits the capital A local running group is bringing a unique event to Wellington this summer. RunFest, which will take place next weekend, will feature international and local running legends who will share their experiences to inspire and educate those keen on the sport. Among these ‘running legends’ will be Heather Anderson, an American trail runner best known for her adventures on the Appalachian Trail and Malcolm Law, who won the New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Award after scaling fifty mountain marathons in fifty days while raising funds for Mental Health Foundation. RunFest organiser, Ewa

Crazychick, said the event was a side-effect of the growing trail running community. She said she hoped it would encourage more people to take part in the sport. “It’s not necessarily about being faster – it’s about learning how to make running an adventure, a lifetime habit, how to push your limits and have fun on the trails at the same time.” RunFest is organised by a group of Wellington Running Meetup members and is the first such event to be held in New Zealand. The event will take place on Alexandra Rd behind the Wellington SPCA, on Wellington’s Green Belt.

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Co-organiser Mike Brown said RunFest gave runners the opportunity to inspire others to find their own running adventure. “Wellington is a perfect location for such an event – just as Auckland has been called the city of sails, we think that Wellington should become the city of trails. “We want to encourage people to get out there and explore, but also to be smart about their running so that it’s sustainable over a long time,” he said.

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Inaugural Hataitai Garage Sale

Ray Ahipene-Mercer blesses Kahurangi School’s brand new playground. PHOTO CREDIT: Isabella Ioapo

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A local school’s brand new playground was blessed at a very special ceremony last week. Over Waitangi weekend, Kahurangi School’s new playground was unveiled and children were allowed to test it out for the first time. Last Tuesday, the playground was then blessed, at a ceremony attended by parents, staff, children and Wellington City Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer. Kahurangi School principal, Kyran Smith, said the ceremony of the playground, called Papa

Takaro, was “lovely”. “It was really nice, the way Ray did it, he involved the children in the blessing, he walked around and led the karakia, they walked with him and touched elements of the playground as well.” Kyran said the playground was funded by the Board of Trustees and although it had been in the planning for a year or so, once building was started it was “start to finish in a couple of weeks”. She said the school was now looking forward to developing its playground further. Plans included putting in a new ‘super slide’ and the school’s pool would

be redeveloped thanks to funding from the Wellington Coty Council. “This is one element, since moving to this site we have wanted to focus — on our outdoor environment,” she said. “We are fortunate to have our buildings and classrooms up to a really high standard, so over the last three years we have looked at improving our landscape plan.” Kyran said landscape architect Mark Newdick had helped guide the school in the planning process. She said his help had been instrumental in achieving the look of the school’s new playground.

Next weekend, the inaugural Great Hataitai Garage Sale will take place at the Hataitai Bowling Club. Hataitai Bowling Club co-ordinator, Frances Le Fort, said the Garage Sale brought together those wanting to clear their homes and garages of unwanted goods and shoppers who wanted to view a huge range of items. “It’s a great way of connecting buyer with seller, and turning unwanted goods into wanted, in an easy, convivial environment,” she said. “While we have a regular market on the first Saturday of each month bar January, the garage sale is an added extra – the neighbourhood can have a garage sale from one convenient location without the individual hassles.” Frances said a selling spot on the lawn was $10 and buyers should bring a tarpaulin to stake their space and lay out their goods, however, trestle tables were also available for a small fee.

She said fees collected would go to the Hataitai Community Recreation Tr ust wh ich ma nages the Bowling Club after it was gifted to the Hataitai Community. “While monthly markets are already a regular feature we thought we’d start the year with an event that’s a little different. “We thoroughly enjoy being able to bring locals and others, in to the Bowling Club and engage and foster the community spirit. “We’d love strong support for our first combined community garage sale, and we certainly hope to make it an annual event.” This inaugural community garage sale will be held at the Hataitai Bowling Club, 157 Hataitai Road from 9am to midday on Saturday, February 27.  If you’d like to be a part of the Great Hataitai Garage Sale, call Frances on 027 835 4374 or email com








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