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Work underway on seawall By Nikki Papatsoumas

Construction work on a new seawall which will protect homes along the coast of Breaker Bay is officially underway. Work started on the seawall in midJanuary along a section of Breaker Bay Rd, to help protect the road, footpath and nearby properties from

damage in the event of large swells or a storm. President of the Breaker Bay Moa Point Progressive Association, Lester Goodfellow, said the association started lobbying the Wellington City Council for work to be done on the seawall following the June 2013 storm in Wellington. Continued on page 2

President of the Breaker Bay Moa Point Progressive Association, Lester Goodfellow, said he was pleased the council had begun work on a new seawall for the coastal community of Breaker Bay.


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Work underway on seawall Continued from page 1 “We had a really big storm in 2013 which created a lot of damage and there were a lot of people who were quite fearful.” Lester, who has lived in Breaker Bay for 15 years, said the storm spilled water, gravel, rocks and debris up on to the road making it virtually unusable for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. Since then, other large storms and swells have also put homes and road users in danger. Lester said while most people

who lived on the coast expected a little bit of weather damage, many residents were concerned about the future of their homes if another big storm was to hit. The new rock seawall will extend along the coast from 160 to 171 Breaker Bay Rd. This section was identified by the council as most vulnerable because there was little natural protection between the coast and the road. Planned work will involve constructing a new rock seawall and installing timber plant

boxes on the inland side of the seawall. The seawall will be constructed out of 2300 tonnes of oversized rocks from the Wiremu Rd Quarry at Mt Taranaki and from Kiwi Point Quarry in Wellington. Lester said the council had done a fantastic job in liaising with the community throughout the process. “The consultation with us has been great… we are really pleased. “They have liaised with us

all the way through and sent information about what was going to be done through to all property owners.” Lester said following the completion of the seawall, there were other erosion issues in the community the council needed to address. Work on the seawall was expected to be completed by April.  Are you pleased to see a seawall being erected in Breaker Bay? Send us an email – news@

Local high school receives “concerning” phone calls Wellington High School was one of several schools across the country to receive calls of a “concerning nature” last week. Last Wednesday and Thursday it was reported that police had been called out to several schools across the country after threatening calls were made. Wellington High School, in Mount Cook, was among those schools to receive a phone call. In a statement on its website, Wellington High School said

“the threat was very quickly ascertained as a hoax and no evacuation was required”. “We would like to reassure all parents that we have worked swiftly with the New Zealand Police, the Ministry of Education and the Board of Trustees during this afternoon’s hoax threat to the school to ensure that all students were safe.” School resumed the following day as normal, the statement said. Meanwhile, police said fol-

lowing the threatening calls, officers attended each school and worked with the schools management team to decide on the appropriate response. Police said they believed Thursday’s calls could be linked to those received on Wednesday. In a statement released last week, Police said initial inquiries indicated these calls originated overseas and they were now undertaking a number of lines of inquiries to

establish the exact origin of the calls. “We understand the fear and concern that this will cause, however we reiterate that so far we have not established any actual threat to any school. “How a school responds to these calls is a matter for the schools management in conjunction with police. Schools will respond differently according to their individual circumstances and the information available to them.”

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Making fresh produce more accessible By Nikki Papatsoumas

It is now even easier for locals to get their hands on fresh fruit and vegetables at affordable prices thanks to a co-op running out of St Aidan’s Church in Miramar The Eastern Suburbs Fruit and Vegetable Co-op gives residents the opportunity to purchase roughly eight kilograms of fresh fruit and vegetables every week, for just $10. The initiative is partnership between Regional Public Health and Wesley Community Action, who buy fruit and vegetables wholesale. On Tuesday mornings, a truck delivers in-season fresh fruit and vegetables to St Aidan’s Church in Miramar, before it is sorted and bagged by a group of eight volunteers. Households who are part of the co-op can then pick up their food on a Tuesday afternoon. Eight of these co-ops currently exist around the Wellington region, however, this is the first to be offered in Wellington city. The model was successfully piloted in Cannons Creek, in Porirua, in 2014 and has since

From left, Co-ordinator of Eastern Suburbs Fruit and Vegetable Co-op, Bobbi Wilson, Sallie Calvert from Wesley Community Action, St Aidan's Anglican Church Community Worker Mel McKenzie, Public Health Advisor Chelsea Jacobs, and volunteer Sue Luxford.

been rolled out to other communities across the region. Co-ordinator of Eastern Suburbs Fruit and Vegetable Co-op, Bobbi Wilson, said the Miramar based co-op was drawing strong interest with more than 60 households joining since it started. “Our members are really excited each week to see what fresh fruit and vegetables they have in their packs. We’ve been

really impressed by the quantity and quality of the produce – all for just $10. “The fruit and vege co-op ensure they get the best produce possible by buying seasonally. We get the best buys of the day. “We've had mangoes, peaches, kumara and the basics – apples, potatoes, something green and leafy, broccoli and carrots.” Bobbi said families were also

given a recipe each week which complimented the produce they received.  The Eastern Suburbs Fruit and Vegetable Co-op running out of Saint Aidan’s Miramar take orders through the Community Op Shop on Miramar Ave, from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm. People can pay the $10 in cash or by internet banking.

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continue to be a great return on the substantial investment that we and the government have put into Wellington’s rail network over several years. “We’re now planning to do the same for bus services, with a range of major improvements planned over the next few years to make bus travel more reliable, convenient and enjoyable,” he said.  How do you feel about public transport in Wellington? Send us an email –


inbrief news Wellington Zoofari Over the next few months 2,000 students from low-decile schools across the Wellington region will visit Wellington Zoo as part of The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari. The Warehouse Wellington Zoofari is a partnership between Wellington Zoo and The Warehouse, which began in 2013 with the aim of making zoo learning more accessible to as many children as possible. This year, Warehouse stores and its customers have raised more than $21,000 towards the programme.

Reinterpreting a pop song Wellington based artist Jhana Millers’ new project is turning a smash-hit pop song into a multilingual anthem for Wellington. Taking place in the Performance Arcade – which is a series of shipping containers along the waterfront – Shine asks visitors to record translations of the first verse of popular Rihanna single Diamonds. The translations of “Shine bright like a diamond” will be re-recorded on site to create new audio versions of the song. Shine runs until Sunday, March 6.

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Awareness for Rare Disease Day By Nikki Papatsoumas

In the wake of the record-breaking performances by the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo last month, Wellington City has been presented a ceremonial broadsword. At the full meeting of the Wellington City Council last week, Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, presented a ceremonial Scottish Officer broadsword bearing the Royal cipher, which was given to Wellington City, on the eve of Sunday’s final Royal Edinburgh Tattoo performance at Westpac Stadium.

On Tuesday, students from Berhampore School raised their hands in awareness of Rare Disease Day. Rare Disease Day takes place

on the last day of February around the world and is an annual celebration and fundraiser for ‘rare gems’ in the community. People are encouraged to raise awareness and money to

support those who suffer from rare diseases. Learning support co-ordinator at Berhampore School, Justine Henderson, said this was the first time the school had celebrated Rare Disease

Te Papa secures rare suffragette medal A rare bravery medal awarded to New Zealander Frances Parker has been secured by Te Papa in an auction. The Women’s Social and Political Union Medal for Valour was awarded to the suffrage activist for her courageous role in the campaign for the right of women to vote in Scotland. It was successfully purchased by Te Papa for approximately $40,000 from Auction House Dix Noonan Web in London. Te Papa is now working to transport the medal to Wellington.

Children from Berhampore School take part in a parade as part of Rare Disease Day on Tuesday.

Day. There were more than 7000 rare diseases and from this, Justine said she could list 20 rare diseases which impacted students from Berhampore School. “A parent suggested it and we thought it was a great idea to raise awareness with other lesser known diseases. “Most of the children brought a coin along and they are wearing jeans in support of children with rare diseases – it is something different for them to talk about.” Justine said by wearing jeans, the children were encouraged to learn about how many rare diseases were caused by “genes”. The whole school took part in a parade to show off their jeans, and placed money on a coin trail. Justine said students raised a whopping $290, which would be donated to a group which supports Costello Syndrome.  For more information head to

School gala to raise money for evacuation steps By Nikki Papatsoumas

Seatoun School students Charlie Rapson, Matthew Noble, Eve RoperCaldbeck, Bonnie May Hardy and Billie Nightingale with principal John Western at the school’s newly installed tsunami evacuation steps.

The Seatoun School community is fundraising for something a little different at their biannual gala which will take place next weekend. This year the school is hoping to raise enough money to cover the costs of the school’s newly installed tsunami evacuation steps. The steps, which were completed a couple of weeks ago, came with a price tag of $45,000. Principal John Western said the school was lucky enough to receive a grant of $11,500 from the Wellington City Council. “The difference the board has covered out of their reserves,” John said. “However, these reserves are really important so we

need to have a successful gala so we can replace those reserves.” The steps, located at the back of the school, lead up to a walking path which runs along the ridgeline, overlooking the entrance into Wellington Harbour. John said the tsunami evacuation steps would be of great use to not only the school, but the wider Seatoun community, in the event of an emergency. “Hopefully we never need to use them but knowing they are there gives peace of mind to not only the school but also the wider community.” He said gauging by popularity of past galas, he was confident that with the communities support, the school would be able to raise funds needed to cover the costs

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Locals will learn how to create their own edible gardens in small spaces at an upcoming workshop in Kilbirnie. The free ‘edible gardens – for pots or small gardens’ workshop, is run by the Sustainability Trust and will take place at the Kilbirnie Lyall Bay Community Centre on Friday, March 18. The workshop is being held in conjunction with Wellington City Council events, Neighbours Day and Local Food Week, which will both take place later this month. Co-ordinator of the Kilbirnie Lyall Bay Community Centre,

Rowena Bonne, said the goal of the workshop was for people to plant seeds, know how to look after them and have fun. It was also a good opportunity for people to understand how to be sustainable by growing their own food. “We’re hoping people who live in flats in the eastern suburbs will come along – beginners or experienced gardeners are welcome,” she said. Rowena said Michelle Whale, an educator and gardener from Sustainability Trust, would be running the workshop. Those who attended would learn how to plant and grow their own

edible gardens in small spaces and would also learn about reducing waste through composting and worm farms. They would also be given their own planted salad, stir fry greens and herb seeds in egg cartons to re-pot at home. As well as this, information would also be available about upcoming events as part of Neighbours Day and Local Food Week.  ‘Edible gardens – for pots or small gardens’ will take place on Friday, March 18 from midday to 1pm. The workshop is free. To register, contact Rowena or Beryl on 387 7867 or pop into the Kilbirnie Lyall Bay Community Centre on


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Kaibosh Food Rescue Heroes programme a success Since launching Food Rescue Heroes in November 2015, Kaibosh Food Rescue has raised the funds to provide the equivalent of 5,500 meals to Wellingtonians in need. The Food Rescue Heroes supporters’ programme sees Kaibosh teaming up with popular local businesses that offer special deals to regular donors. Kaibosh general manager Matt Dagger said he was delighted with the interest in the programme. “Food Rescue Heroes is the perfect chance for Kaibosh to partner with businesses we admire, while also rewarding our supporters with deals that mean they can enjoy our city even more. “The backing of the Wellington community is key to Kaibosh’s success, and we’re looking forward to welcoming many more Food Rescue Heroes on to the programme.” Food Rescue Heroes were welcomed into the programme with a delicious,

locally-sourced welcome pack, put together by Peoples Coffee, Wellington Chocolate Factory and Ideal Cup – all businesses which support Kaibosh’s vision of zero food poverty and zero food waste, Matt said. He said along with the welcome pack, supporters received a range of deals from well-loved Wellington establishments like Six Barrel Soda, Flight Coffee, Logan Brown, The Ramen Shop and Fidel’s. Wellington Chocolate Factory sales manager, Mona Zo Rayo, said the business was proud to be part of Kaibosh’s Food Rescue Heroes programme. “We don’t create surplus chocolate, so this is a different way that we can contribute to Kaibosh’s work and provide something a little special to their supporters,” she said.  Kaibosh will be promoting Food Rescue Heroes at Newtown Festival Fair Day on Sunday, March 6.

Food and fun at upcoming fair By Nikki Papatsoumas

No Stone Unturned Performance Artists Angela Kilford and Elijah Winter are partnering with the weavers of Te Roopu Raranga o Manaia for their latest work, No Stone Unturned. Based at the Performance Arcade, a series of architecturally arranged shipping containers on the waterfront, No Stone Unturned is a collaboration between the

David Fiamatai and Lillie Illingworth play on Lyall Bay School’s senior playground – which is set to undergo a much needed refurbishment.

artists, participants and the Manaia weavers. Audience members will be invited to participate in guided walks through the city. The walks, which are free and open to a maximum of eight people at a time, will be an opportunity to explore ecology and diversity in the urban environment. No Stone Unturned runs from March 3 to 6.

The Lyall Bay School community is busy planning its popular “Food and Fun Fair”, which will take place next Friday. Chair of the Friends of Lyall Bay School, Amy Thorburn, said the school held a “Food and Fun Fair” once every two years. She said the idea of the fair, which was always held on a Friday evening, was families would come along, have dinner and participate in some of the many activities on offer. “It is focused around the food and the fun activities for the kids, it is quite exciting for the children to come out in the evening and join in. “Families can come down, get their dinner up in the senior playground and once they have had something to eat, they can get up and take a walk around, play some games and browse the wonderful stalls we have.” Amy said among the food on offer

at this year’s fair was Greek, Samoan, Indian, Japanese and halal. She said the food reflected the school’s diversity. “A lot of the families from the school are running the food stalls and that is one of the lovely things about it. “The families who are part of the school community are sharing their culture with the school and the wider community. “We encourage people to come down, share in the school’s culture and support our fantastic school. It really is a chance to have some fun with the family.” Amy said this year all money raised would go towards the re-development of the senior playground. “The senior playground is extremely tired and is in need of redevelopment. The fair is our biggest earner of the year and we started planning months ago and working to get things ready.” Lyall Bay School’s Food and Fun Fair will take place on Friday, March 11 from 5pm to 7.30pm at Lyall Bay School, 2 Freyberg St, Lyall Bay.

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Bake sale for Fiji Island Bay Presbyterian is holding a fundraising bake sale this Sunday to raise funds for Fiji, following the devastation of Cyclone Winston. Anyone who would like to contribute some baking can bring a plate of goodies to the church, at 88 The Parade, any time before midday on Sunday. The bake sale will take place outside Island Bay Video on The Parade from midday. All funds raised will go to Save the Children and their Fiji appeal.

Evans Bay Intermediate School students enjoying the high ropes at Adrenalin Forest in Porirua last month.

Students participate in outdoor activities ferry to Matiu Somes Island, hitting the high ropes at Adrenalin Forest in Porirua and a trip to Kaitoke Regional Park. Marie said the weather was perfect for the whole week meaning all activities could go ahead. “The parent helpers we had were fantastic. They did a great job of accompanying every group and helping to ensure that the students were supervised and

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safe.” “Physical education coordinators Colin Thompson and Ed Trotter arranged a good variety of things for the students to do over the five days which gave them a valuable time of learning. “On returning to school the students shared many stories of the things they did. This will give them a great deal to talk about for a long time to come,” Marie said.

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Evans Bay Intermediate Students started the new school year with a bang, spending a week exploring some of the activities Wellington has on offer. Deputy Principal, Marie Okeby, said both years 7 and 8 students spent five days participating in different outdoor activities last month, as part of a biannual programme run by the school. Activities included catching a

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

Q: What is your favourite fruit or vegetable?

Fiona Soffe Kilbirnie “My favourite fruit would have to be mangoes and I like all veggies.”

Joan Martin Newtown

Sue Maifi Newtown

Shaylee Biskowiak Kilbirnie

Madh Raj Kilbirnie

“My favourite fruit are cherries and favourite vegetable is kumara.”

“Probably an orange and I like watercress.”

“Watermelon. It’s the goto fruit.”

“Mandarins, they are easy on the go.”

Grant Beattie Kilbirnie “I love roast pumpkin.”

LETTERS to the editor

Sad to see festival “canned” Dear Ed, It does seem sad that Kilbirnie’s Bay Road festival in March has been canned this year (Cook Strait News, February 25). It gave the local shops a chance to set up little stalls outside their premises and offer specials. It also gave groups who use the community centre a chance to demonstrate their skills to local residents. Especially sad, though, is that one year (2015) someone decides to wrest control of an annual fair from a long-standing organiser, then the following year has to admit he can’t ‘handle the jandal’. Why did he try to fix something that ‘wasn't broke’? Last year I went to both festival and fair and

both had their good points. This year there is likely to be just one generic fair which just happens to be located at St Pats - but, so what - St Pats is a brilliant venue in itself. Recently the Island Bay Festival took place and many local residents along The Parade put little trading tables at their gates and entered into the spirit of the occasion. Kilbirnie could have done something similar. Maybe the Kilbirnie Business Network is something of a dysfunctional animal (my educated guess) and this is the real reason for the canning of this year’s Bay Road event, three weeks ahead of its scheduled celebration. Christine Swift, Island Bay

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Safe on bike Dear Ed, I recently biked the length of Island Bay’s new cycleway. I can honestly say it’s the first time I’ve felt safe on a bike in Wellington. Thanks to the cycleway I can now confidently take my children out riding without worrying about whether they’ll be blown into a car lane, blasted from the draft of a bus or a truck, or have a car door opened on them. The cycleway is a great contribution to Wellington’s reputation as a progressive and innovative city – congratulations to those councillors who have the vision and guts to make this change for the better. Give people time to get used to the cycleway, make some adjustments where they’re needed and let’s get on with enjoying this great new community asset. Mark Lindsay Island Bay

Working together Dear Ed, Your headline last week (February 25), ‘End of an era?’ was surely premature. Between Martin Wilson and the Kilbirnie businessmen, a good concept could be worked out. After all, Mr Wilson is organising a “World Food Day’ for Sun, 13 March this year at St Pats. The Kilbirnie Festival will never be as good as the Newtown Festival but still worthwhile. Last year it came out that The Businessmen’s Association had not even talked to Mr Wilson, the organiser of all previous

Kilbirnie Festivals, prior to starting to organise their own plan. That was never going to work well then. It has not worked well this year either. But next year can be another try and between them surely something good can be achieved. If the association will not talk to Mr Wilson about next year, it would look like they would rather let the Bay Road version of the festival fail than talk to Mr Wilson. What’s behind that? Sincerely, Richard Keller Lyall Bay

Stavros' Statues Dear Ed, I'd like to say a huge thank you to Stavros for making all the wonderful gravity-defying stone and wooden statues along the south coast. They are a pleasure to view and they delight me and my young fam-

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New food laws in place A new law for stores that sell food will affect about 1800 businesses across the capital. Wellington City Council’s public health manager, Helen Jones, said the Food Act 2014, which came into effect on Tuesday, “aims to modernise and simplify food safety procedures”. “It will make it easier for businesses to make sure their food is safe,” she said. Helen said anyone who started a business that involved food had to follow the new law. This included anything from restaurants to corner dairies, market stalls, craft brewers, food trucks or internet cake sellers. Existing businesses also needed to make changes under the new law although they would have longer to do so, Helen said. She said the new law was designed to

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St Catherine’s College provides exceptional education for girls in Year 9-13 2016 brings St Catherine’s College a learning and school tone. Our academic long awaited and well deserved new results for 2015 are outstanding, and well teaching block. The project will provide worth the celebration held at our Academic the college with new teaching spaces, a Mass. See the graph below . Our curriculum promotes opportunities St Catherine’s College’s Mercy tradition, and high expectations guide teaching, learning and new administration block and a sheltered for student choice and success. Tailored Inclusive promote school tone. practices Our academic resultsand for celebrate 2015 are outstanding, and well worth the celebration courtyard for our students. held at our Academic Mass. See very the graph . learning and vocational pathway courses diversity. Students achieve well below in Inclusive promotesuccessfully and celebrateindiversity. Students achieve very well in NCEA and are developed in all subjects to match Inclusive values and practices promote NCEA practices and participate a participate successfully in a range of academic, sporting and cultural activities. students’ interests, abilities and aspirations. student wellbeing for success. Diversity range of academic, sporting and cultural is celebrated. Students have a strong activities. In 2015 we introduced Āwhina Roopū, an sense of belonging, sisterhood and unity. academic and pastoral mentoring system 120% with weekly targeted support for individual High levels of family and community 100% involvement in school life promote a students. All students are affirmed in 80% positive tone and reinforce school values. their languages, cultures and identity SCC% 60% through curriculum, leadership, sport and St Catherine’s College’s Mercy tradition, Girls Decile 4 - 7 40% performing arts. and high expectations guide teaching, Girls Decile 8 - 10 Our School Leaders for 2016 are: 20% The College is founded on Mercy traditions. These inform our Special Character teaching and co-curricular programmes.

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Mural in Miramar Wellington Art club artist Phil Dickson has been busy creating a design for a mural for the north east wall of the Miramar community center. Depicting an earlier Miramar scene the mural is to be made up of 42 tiles and each tile is to be painted by a different person and locals are invited to help paint tiles or just come to watch. The individual mural tiles will be painted next door at the Wellington Art Club 27

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Wellington College wins McEvedy Shield Wellington College have won the McEvedy Shield for the 50th time. The annual athletics meet, which pits students from Wellington College, Rongotai College, St Pat’s Town and St Pat’s Stream against each other, took place at Newtown Park

on Tuesday. Wellington College won the title with a whopping 222 points. In second place was St Pat’s Town with 160 points, then St Pat’s Silverstream with 112 points and finally Rongotai College with 56 points.

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Velodrome hosts premier track cycling event The capital’s premier track cycling event, the Laykold Cup, was held at the Hataitai Velodrome at the weekend. Junior scratch race World Champion, Campbell Stewart, from Palmerston North, out-sprinted George Jackson, from Island Bay, to victory at Sunday’s event. Campbell is the latest in a long line of high calibre riders to have won the 88-year-old cup. Previous winners include Commonwealth Games medalist Graeme Millar and Olympic medalist Gary Anderson. The 17-year-old won two gold medals at the 2015 Junior World Championships in Kazakhstan, and the under 19 scratch race at the National Championships in Cambridge in February.

In the women’s event, Sophie-Leigh Bloxham retained the Poneke Plate, winning the 6.5km Scratch race surging ahead on the last lap ahead of Kapiti’s Grace Saywell and Vogeltown’s Lisa Hunkin. Bruce Cook, from Eastbourne, took out the Masters Stayers’ Cup 8km Scratch with a fine sprint after an attacking race over Jonathan Leonard and Aaron Anderson. In the junior Wheelrace Grand Prix, a 4.5 lap handicapped event mixing under 13s, 15s and 17s, Boston Bright took a fine win with Josh Turnbull in second. Boston and Josh had worked well together to overhaul the front markers and stave off the chasers, Louis Hodgkinson the best of the under 17s in fourth behind Dylan Reid.

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