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A keen group of cyclists have banded together to ride for five days while raising funds for a children’s charity. The FFC group (also known as the Fat Fathers Club) has been cycling together for five years and recently the riders decided they want to do something that will make a difference to kiwi kids. A group of 34 FFC cyclists from around Wellington have taken on the daunting challenge of riding for five days from Christchurch to Queenstown to raise funds for children’s charity KidsCan. Continued on page 2 (Back left to right) Mark Wilkshire, Michael Delahunty, Gary Baird (front left to right) Mark Sliper, Nick Vaughan and Aaron Stagg prepare for their big trip. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson


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Community mural causes controversy By Sharnahea Wilson

Designers have banded together after being “excluded” from a local art project, which is set to go ahead this week despite their opposition. Artist and muralist Ruth Taylor’s brief, which was focussed on both the work of Kaori artist E. Mervyn Taylor and the help of local school students, was selected last year to be painted

on the recently rebuilt wall at Marsden in Karori. A group of 10 designers hit back at the decision, arguing the process in which the artist was chosen was unfair. They have also expressed disappointment with the design of the mural. Local designer Adam Errington said the council “refused input from professional designers and the wider community”. “We are concerned about the

(Left to right) Artist and muralist Ruth Taylor, WCC community advisor Sarah Adams, Karori Association Chair Lesleigh Salinger, Steering group member Martine Foster and mural artist Ian Taylor. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

shocking process and the quality of work which breaks a string of sound design principles,” he said. The decision to select Ruth’s brief came after a steering group, run by chair of the Karori Association, Lesleigh Salinger, was created by the Wellington City Council. The group featured representatives of the Rotary, Lions, Karori Association, council officers and Karori Historical Society, as well as extensive input from local schools. “This process has taken a couple of years and sits completely within council policies in terms of community engagement,” Lesleigh said. According to Lesleigh the offer for artists to put their hand up to design and paint the mural was advertised on the Wellington City Council website, the council’s Facebook page and the Toi Poneke Arts Centre Facebook page. She said an email was also sent out to over 50 artists in the region.

Councillor Andy Foster agreed there was sufficient notification about the project and the point of the mural was to be a community artwork. “The whole idea at the beginning was that the project was about the community, by the community, for the community – having children involved was an important component of that.” The steering group held two meetings with the designers where the group and Ruth heard feedback. Lesleigh said the designers’ feedback was taken into consideration. The final design was then approved by the Public Art Panel and the painting of the mural by Ruth and her father is set to begin this afternoon. Ruth said the process has been a lengthy one and she is delighted to finally start painting. “We hope to be finished the mural by April 7,” she said.

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Wellingtonians asked to donate to Fiji Wellingtonians are being asked to give generously toward relief efforts in Fiji, as it recovers from the devastation caused by Cyclone Winston. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said the Wellington City Council is firmly supportive of the charities and relief agencies, which are working to restore communities, neighbourhoods and services with the Fijian government. “The advice from agencies working to restore Fiji’s communities is to donate cash rather than food, clothing or other goods.” You can donate to the Oxfam Cyclone Winston Appeal at

Neighbours Day event Newlands Community Centre will be teaming up with Nga Hau e Wha o Papararangi Marae for a Neighbour’s Day event this Sunday from 1pm to 4pm. The theme for this year’s event is ‘Growing Neighbourhoods’. There will be a hangi, barbeque, face painting, activities for kids and more. All are welcome.

Play Centre’s celebrate 75 years By Sharnahea Wilson

Local playcentre’s have recently celebrated 75 successful years of existence. The Johnsonville Playcentre had a week-long celebration including making decorations and hosting a picnic. Mother and Johnsonville Playcentre teacher Andrea Morgan said it was amazing to have a place where you can go and play with your

children while also being part of their education. “At playcentre we take children from birth to primary school.” To celebrate turning 75, Andrea and the rest of the parents who run Johnsonville Playecentre made decorations with the theme of playcentre’s colours and held a picnic day with old and current members. “We also have some excursions planned such as



visiting the Otari-Wilton’s Bush,” Andrea said. She said playcentre provides people with a great sense of community. “You end up having a whole community of support.” “It is nice to be part of your child’s education and I think it is so beneficial,” she said. Karori Playcentre was established in April 1941, with Kelburn following soon after.


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Making identifying a lost pet easy By Rachel Binning

The New Zealand Caravan Association is holding a 60th Jubilee in Levin and everyone is invited. Members of the Association encourage anyone who is interested in getting a caravan to go along to the jubilee-meets-open-day and see what they are all about. The Jubilee will be held across two days from March 26-27. There will be a market day on the Sunday featuring over 50 exciting stalls as well as a showcase of new caravans and motorvans. There are 38 towns where Caravan Association members can go with their houses on wheels and owners describe their caravans as a “home away from home”. The Jubilee will be held at Horowhenua Event Centre on Victoria Street, Levin.

Do you know a Local Hero? The Independent Herald, in conjunction with the Johnsonville Shopping Centre will be running a new 'Local Hero' feature. In our up-coming issues we would like to celebrate those people in the community who might not be getting the recognition they deserve for the inspiring deeds they do. Each month we will choose one Local Hero from the local community who has done a good deed (sorry no volunteer groups as we want to recognise independent individuals). This can be anything from someone raising money for a sick child, to someone dedicating their time to helping people in need. The feature will give people the chance to thank those people in the community whose good deeds might go unrecognised. Each Local Hero will be interviewed for a story with a photo and will receive a voucher for the Johnsonville Shopping Centre.  If you would like to nominate someone who fits the bill, contact Sharnahea Wilson at or on 5871660.


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Local vet Alix Barclay encourages people to check their pet’s microchips. . PHOTO: Bella Photography

A local vet is encouraging pet owners to have their pets microchips checked regularly. Regional Manager of Pet Doctors and vet at Kelburn and Thorndon practices Dr Alix Barclay thinks microchipping an easy and cost effective way to help identify a lost animal quickly. “I've learned that prompt action [to find your pet] helps get [them] home,” he said. Alix is often spotted at dog-friendly events around Wellington with his handheld microchip detector carrying out free and painless microchip checks. “We usually find some with microchips that have failed,” Alix said. As well as being compulsory for dogs, most animals can be microchipped as long as they are big enough. “I've seen cats, dogs, large birds, lizards, horses and alpacas with microchips.” Microchipping is “kind of like getting your pet to memorise your phone number so that someone can help them get back in touch with you”, Alix said. After the Christchurch earthquake over 80 per cent of microchipped pets were reunited with their families compared with only 15 per cent of unchipped animals. Microchips are not perfect and may

not last a pet’s lifetime. In May 2013 the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) informed the public a batch of international microchip manufacturer Virbac’s ‘BackHome’ microchips were defective. The NZVA said, “… after some time, the electrical impulse that activates the microchip becomes faulty”. Virbac estimated up to two per cent of its microchips were faulty. However, this estimate is questionable and the issue remains relevant for pet owners. “Certainly in some regions, [the estimate] seems to be much higher than that. “If you do have a chip from a dodgy batch then I'd encourage owners to get their pet's chips checked at least every six months,” Alix said. Microchips cost $40-$70. Talk to your vet about recovering costs if your pet’s Virbac microchip needs to be replaced. Alix will continue checking microchips as he knows all microchips are a “techno-gadget [and] some microchips will just stop working.”  Check if your pet is on the Companion Animal Register at Virbac microchips of concern are serial numbers 9000 8800 or 90000 800 to 90000 8800 259208.

Children’s garden officially underway By Sharnahea Wilson

A children’s garden in the Wellington Botanic Garden’s is officially under construction after a sod turning by local school kids and Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Children from Kelburn Normal School and Northland School, along with the Mayor, Councillors and Botanic Garden officials gathered together for the first sod on Friday, March 11. The official construction can get underway as over half of the funds needed for New Zealand’s first educational children’s garden have already been raised. Celia said it was wonderful to have the official physical beginning of the

garden. “Wellington is the cultural and political capital of the country and I think we are the natural capital too,” she said. Celia said she has been to children’s gardens in Melbourne and London and thinks it is a fantastic achievement to have one built in our very own city. “It is about connecting children with nature.” The schools were able to have a say on what they thought the new garden project should look like and Celia said these youngsters have been “so enthusiastic”. Councillor Helene Ritchie who spoke on the day said the new garden would sew the seed for future generations to be connected with nature.

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A programme allowing children as young as two years old to get a taste for New Zealand’s national sport is making its way to the northern suburbs. Local man Richard Barker opened a branch of Rugby Tots in Khandallah at the start of the school term this year and is already looking to expand it further. Richard believes Rugby Tots is a great way to get young children enthusiastic about exercise. “It’s about encouraging kids to get involved in sport and activity from a young age. “It helps with coordination and balance – physical and social skills,” he said. Starting off in the UK 15 years ago, Rugby Tots opened its first New Zealand branch two and a half years ago in Auckland. It has now spread across the country to places including Christchurch, Hamilton and Tauranga. Young girls and boys who go to Rugby Tots start off learning the sport with sponge rugby balls. “We also set up mini goals and the kids can practice kicking a ball off a cone to try getting it over the goal.” Richard said the great thing about Rugby Tots is the children also get to learn about different colours and shapes while they are playing. “That’s what parents really like about it,” he said. The children will also do stretches before each lesson as they would in rugby training and they even have Rugby Tots uniforms to play in.


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Fun! Invigorating, great for your fitness, health and wellbeing Dance! Jazzy, funky, stylish, elegant, musical, social, creative Exercise! Stretch, strengthen, tone, relax, improve posture and breathing DanceXercise is a tailored, innovative, quality dance fitness project for adults If you like different styles of dance and music, plus exercise in a friendly, fun atmosphere – this is for you

Bring something new and fresh into your life - DanceXercise When and where – from 22 March Tuesday: 9.30 to 10.30am at Karori at St Ninian’s Church Hall Wednesday: 9.30 to 10.30am Khandallah Presbyterian Church Wednesday: 11.30am to 12.30pm St Anne’s Church Hall Northland Thursday: 9.30 to 10.30am at Ngaio Town Hall

Information and registration Tutor: Tania Kopytko, Mob 027 631 0105;

Ph 04 479 5084

Are you a card fanatic?

DanceXercise - if you have always wanted to learn to dance or move confidently and want the fun and joy of dance. It’s a unique, quality, community dance fitness project for adults beginning March 22 in Khandallah, Ngaio, Karori and Northland. Developed by dance teacher/choreographer

Tania Kopytko, DanceXercise develops movement, posture, suppleness and relaxation, with a participant focused approach. Wear loose comfortable clothes, trainers or soft shoes and bring a yoga mat. You do not need a partner. Come along next week to have a go!

Kiln Services in Nikau Valley have spent 30 years maintaining and installing kilns. Brent Russell from Kiln Services said “I am seeing resurgence in the craft after the hit it took from cheap imports”. “People now appreciate wellmade craft pottery, and schools

see the benefits of clay work for pupils. Brent also installs solar systems and says, “As installers of solar power systems we know the industry in some small way is helping prevent the damming for power generation of our rivers.”

Vincents Art Workshop was established in 1985 and is the oldest creative space in New Zealand. Vincents offers many forms of creative self-expression including painting, ceramics, bone carving, stone carving, wood carving, fabric art and many

others. We have a focus on the provision of a free service for people with mental health issues and/or disabilities but we are accessible to all people in Wellington. Vincents models a practice of empowerment and a philosophy of inclusion.

Stampin’UP! We can help you enjoy a simple, fun, papercrafting experience from the comfort of your home or you can attend classes with one of our friendly, talented demonstrators nearby. We cater to all levels of crafter and offer a great range of products for paper crafting, card

making, scrapbooking and more. Awesome handmade cards, perfectly decorated gifts, your precious photos and memories preserved and more we have what you need. To find your nearest demonstrator or to browse our catalogue visit our website

Karori Arts and Crafts has a purpose built facility for members to pursue their arts, crafts and creative interests. We also provide a range of classes and workshops each term. For $40.00 a year you can attend

unlimited untutored groups, get discounted class and workshop fees and free entry to arts and craft exhibitions with low commission rates on sales. See our website for activities information.

FREE Sale-a-Bration product - ends March 31!

Choose the occasion - create your own product!

Beginners Applique Course

“Machine Applique Folk Art Birds” TUTOR: Fyvie Murray


KILN SERVICES A Complete kiln support service. From design and installation, to repairs and rebuilding of fibre and brick/ metal work, to control systems, support and advice.

30 years experience in Wellington Nationwide by arrangement Ph: 04 9050729 Cell: 027 664 9280 email:

We have settled in to our wonderful new home in Willis Street Village. We are happy to see our numbers increasing and look forward to welcoming even more.

MON: 11am - 4pm, General Studio | TUE: 10.30am - 1.30pm, Workshop; 1.30pm - 7pm, General Studio; 7 - 9pm, Life Drawing WED: 11am - 5pm, General Studio | THU: 11am - 4pm, Womens Only Day; 7pm - 9pm, Life Drawing | FRI: 10am - 4pm, General Studio Willis Street Village, 142 Willis Street, Wellington (04) 499 1030 |


Crazy Patchwork TUTOR: Sarah Hooker

Don’t miss out on Sale-A-Bration’s Project Life® card collection - perfect for memory keeping, but just as fantastic for card making!

These gorgeous specialty cards are a must-have. And you can earn them for FREE with your $110 product purchase during our annual Sale-A-Bration event. But hurry —

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31!

Contact a demonstrator today to earn your free limited-time Memories in the Making Project Life Specialty Card Collection. or call Emma 021 419 479

Sunday April 3rd from 10am to 4pm Karori Arts and Crafts Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street COST: KACC Members $65 and Non-Members $110 Learn how to do needle turn applique using your sewing machine. Master simple ways to make leaves, flowers and stems. You will make a small quilt. Students bring their own materials, call 476-6817 for the list.

May 23, 30, June 13, 6.30-8.30pm Karori Arts and Crafts Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street COST: KACC Members: $68 and Non-Members $113 Students will learn basic embroidery techniques and stitches to construct a crazy patchwork background for a cushion, bag or quilt. Includes; Buttonhole, chain, detached chain, feather, fly, stem, French knots, straight, spider’s webs, woven wheels and lattice fillings. Students bring their own materials, call 476-6817 for the list.

Wednesday March 16, 2016

Churton Park Toastmasters celebrates first birthday

By Sharnahea Wilson

About 30 people gathered together to celebrate one year since the first meeting of Churton Park Toastmasters at the Churton Park Community Centre on Thursday, March 10. One of the founders of Churton Park Toastmasters Stacey McGavin said a lot of people did not know much about the international club before joining their local one. “I’m proud to see how much the club has grown – it’s great to see how everyone has progressed,” she said. The members celebrated the night with a birthday cake before they were presented with a banner and a certificate which recognises them as an official club. The first official member of the club Karen King said the certificate means Churton Park Toastmasters is now “A fully established club in the eyes of the international head office”. Stacey and Karen both said a huge thank you to Maya Beddie-Geiser who has put many hours into making the club what it

is today. “The entire theme of the night was about celebrating success,” Karen said. Other members of Toastmasters were equally excited about the club’s first birthday. "Toastmasters has helped me overcome my fear of speaking. I'm now much more confident in work situations – speaking to managers, making presentations and leading meetings," club member Josh Gross said. Fellow member Sally Bing agreed saying “Toastmasters means bringing out the best of everyone in our community. A group of like-minded people get together every second week on Thursday. We tell our stories and inspire each other.” The club now has 21 official members and Karen said they are hoping to build on this even more. She said everyone is welcome to come along and see for themselves how Toastmasters works.  For more information or if you would like to join Churton Park Toastmasters email:

Hutt Road cycle path and other transport improvements – have your say Open days: Wednesday 30 March Saturday 2 April For details and to give us your feedback go to:

Feedback is required by Wednesday 13 April.



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

Question: How well do you know your neighbours?

Jen Smith – Johnsonville

Kat Brown – Churton Park

Paul Brewerton – Khandallah

Mark Houliston – Johnsonville

David Richardson – Johnsonville

We’ve talked heaps, when we see each other we say hello – I would go to them in an emergency.

I see them around quite a lot; it’s quite a community orientated area.

Reasonably well, we chat regularly.

Not all that well, people have been moving in and out regularly – I used to know more.

Quite well on one side, the other side just moved in. It’s important to know your neighbours.

LETTERS to the editor

Sarah Harris – Newlands Very well on both sides.

Have your say... Life’s too short for bad coffee

More green needed

Dear Ed, I write in response to S Jansen. Yes, of course I am familiar with ALL the café’s S Jansen names in the northern suburbs. Only one of those listed, has coffee that comes passably close to the quality you’d expect in the Coffee Capital. I’m

Dear Ed, In your news item about art revitalising local parks, Councillor Iona Pannett was quoted as saying, "We know Wellingtonian’s want more green space." She is absolutely right. With a growing population, especially in the inner city areas, it is essential for our physical and mental

far from alone in my observation that our area has a high quality coffee drought. And believe me S Jansen, if I had the capital to open a decent café as you suggest, I would. Catherine Bindon Woodridge

health to have green spaces for recreation, or just for looking at. More would be a welcome bonus - we also have to fight to preserve existing green space, like the Jack Ilott Green and Frank Kitts Park. David Zwartz Kelburn

Cashmere Home starts Kids Play Group Cashmere Home’s new Kid’s Play Group is proving popular with local parents and their children alike. The Enliven home in Johnsonville is now inviting other parents and children to join the group on Thursday afternoons. Cashmere Home recreation officer Liz Rivadelo says the group started in January this year to encourage more interaction between the home’s elders and local children “We always love having children visit and our model of care, the Eden Alternative, encourages it. The contact with kids because of the difference they make to the elders lives,” Liz explains. “There is such a natural bond between elders and children, and both age groups get so much from the interaction. You see their eyes light up.” The drop-in group meets every Thursday at Cashmere Home in Helston Road, Johnsonville from 1pm to 3.30pm. “Some of the children’s grandparents aren’t around so it’s great for them to have that contact with older people and the residents love it,” Liz explains. “It’s also great for parents. It’s a place mums and dads can come with their young children to socialise.” Cashmere Home resident Therese Shields says she enjoys the new play group because it means there are more children visiting the home. “The kids are lovely and the mums are great too. I love children, having had four

of my own, and it’s a great group because the mums and children learn from each other,” Therese says. “I used to go to a group like that many years ago. It was a big help being around other mums.” Cashmere Home play group attendee Srikantha Robinson helped to organise the group and says it’s a great way for local mums and young children to meet. “It’s about company, making friends with other mums and babies making friends as well. It’s like a support structure,” says Srikantha. “It’s a drop in group and the time is so flexible. It can be hard to get out of the house in the morning and it means mums can drop in any time between 1pm and 3.30pm on weeks when they can make it.” Another play group attendee, Kiri Mackintosh, says the group is a way to engage with the local community and to meet new people. "As an early childhood teacher I love the idea of young children being involved in the community and the benefits this has for the children and the elderly residents,” Kiri explains. “There are children of all ages here which is really nice.” PBA  For more information about Enliven’s Cashmere Home or the Kids Play Group, located at 51 Helston Road in Johnsonville, call 04 477 7067 or visit www.

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March is Child Cancer Appeal Month This year’s Child Cancer Appeal Month is currently taking place. March Appeal Month is the Child Cancer Foundation’s biggest fundraising campaign for the year. The aim of the month is to both raise awareness about the vital support the Child Cancer Foundation offers to children with cancer and their families. During the month of March the foundation also seeks donations to support its work. More than three children are diagnosed with cancer each week in New Zealand. At any given time the Foundation is supporting more than 500 families’ nationwide – offering support in hospital, at home and in the community. As a stand-alone charity that receives no direct funding from the government, the Foundation relies on the generosity of New Zealanders to help it deliver support to families when they need it most. As part of the March Appeal Month the foundation’s Street Appeal will take

place this Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19. As part of the Street Appeal, volunteers will hit the streets of Wellington to raise much needed money to help the Child Cancer Foundation continue on with its work. Volunteers would be dressed in aqua blue and locals are encouraged to keep an eye out for them this week. The foundation’s popular Funrazor event will also take place this month. Funrazor is a Child Cancer Foundation fundraising initiative that encourages participants to shave their lids for brave kids with cancer. There are several events participants can join around the country. Participants are also encouraged to organise their own events and ask friends and family to sponsor them. For more information or to make a donation head to www.childcancer.

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Get egg-cited this long weekend Hop on down to the Karori Mall this Easter for everything you need and more to make this four-day weekend a good one. With more than 20 shops all conveniently located under one roof, the Karori Mall has something for everyone. Located in the heart of Karori, the mall boasts covered and uncovered parking, two supermarkets, cafes, banks, gift shops and pharmacies to ensure you are organised for the Easter weekend. As we wave goodbye to a long hot summer the seasonal changes of autumn brings with it the opportunity to shop for a whole new wardrobe. Retailers at the Karori Mall will put on display their best and brightest new designs to make this season a fashionable one. You’ll be hot cross if you miss out on what Wellington’s little gem has to offer this Easter holiday. As more people head into the

city to shop for the new season you will be eggstatic with the high quality goods on offer at your local shopping facility while also getting the eggcellent opportunity to support local business. Nip into the mall for everything you need from Easter themed decorations and crafts to Easter eggs themselves. Karori Mall has stores to get you prepped for the new season from head to toe. George’s Hair Design will have you looking sharp, Body Style will get you fit and ready for the season ahead and Munro’s Shoes will provide your feet with some brand new stylemeets-comfort footwear for the Autumn season. So for everything you need for mum, dad and the kids – including sweet Easter treats – bounce on into the Karori Mall on Parkvale Road over the long weekend and enjoy one of Wellington’s hidden gems.

KARORI BOOKS • CARDS • MAGSof: • STATIONERY Great selection Books • Cards • Mags • Stationery to school • GIFTS • TOYS & MUCH• Back MORE! Gifts Toys and much more

We stock a full range of • ESA Study Guides • AME Workbooks – All levels • Startright Workbooks OPENING HOURS: • ESA Learning Books • School Zone – Preschool to Year 8 Monday / Tuesday 9 am to 6.00 pm Plus all School & Office Stationery Wednesday 9 am to 6.30 pm Thursday / Friday 9requirements am to 6.00 pm– sorted! Saturday 9 am to 7.00 pm Sunday 10.30 am to 4.00 pm

Choose from a large range of Ink Cartridges: HP • CANNON • EPSON • BROTHER

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EASTER STOCK CLEARANCE SALE Wide range of products at amazing discounts

50% off selected products Bargain Bin items drastically priced to clear - While stocks lasts -

Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy The Mall, 250 Karori Rd, Karori Ph: (04) 476 7564

We’re proud to be a part of your community. Have a fantastic Easter holiday. From all the Taylors Karori team

“Hairdressing is our passion” Shop 3, Karori Mall 250 Karori Road Wellington Ph: (04) 476-9115


PH 476 6354 Opening Hours: Monday - Friday: 7.30am - 5.30pm Saturdays: 9.30am - 12.30pm Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

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For lovers of fine food

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George’s Hair Design is wishing all its customers a very happy Easter weekend. Whatever the reason and whatever the desired style you can put your trust in the expert hairdressers. Located in shop three of the Karori Mall, hairdressing is their passion so pop in for a trim or a brand new style this autumn season.

Trading Hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm Sat, 9am-3pm Sun

Down Parkvale Rd, Karori (Opposite The Pickle Jar)

Ph: 476 5960

We make shopping easy at Coin City... with something for everyone! We are situated across from Munro’s Shoes in Karori Mall.

Looking to get your body in shape in time for the new season? Why not head along to BodyStyle Karori. BodyStyle Karori operates a set of Shapemaster Powertone exercise machines which provide comfortable power-assisted exercise without the need for lifting or stretching. Located under the mall, the spacious, luxurious, tranquil environment is perfect for those that perhaps find conventional gyms a little intimidating. For more information head to

For a perfect autumn snack pop into Umi Sushi. Located in Karori Mall, Umi 153 Sushi offers a delicious range of combo sushi platters and takeaway hot meals which are sure to suit all tastebuds. They also offer a variety of party platters, perfect for your upcoming Easter weekend get-togethers and celebrations.

Treat your feet and step into autumn with Munro’s Shoes this season. The friendly team at Munro’s Shoes wish all their customers a happy Easter weekend. This shoe shop only offers the highest quality with German-made leather boots available including high-end brands such as Rieker and Ecco. They even offer quality children’s brand Ritcher. For a shoe shop that offers something for everyone look no further than Munro’s Shoes this Easter weekend.

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The Salvation Army Family Store in Karori has had a bit of a makeover. We’ve spruced up, tidied up and are brighter than ever – now’s your chance to see what’s what and uncover some hidden gems. With everything from everyday essentials at bargain prices to quirky oneoffs to antique furniture, there’s always treasure to be found. Quality clothes, including designer labels, kits out your wardrobe and can be accessorised with our selection of shoes, belts and scarves. And don’t forget – beds, books, bric-a-brac and bundles of bits and bobs at bargain prices! Come and find a warm welcome in Karori mall.

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The Karori Fruit Shop will cater to all your fresh fruit needs over the Easter weekend. Golden Queen Peaches, Black Doris Plums and Nashi pears are now in season and the shop stocks only this season’s freshest produce. New Zealand grapes are also in season along with melons of every kind. The fruit shop also sells bunches of flowers including white and pink lilies and gorgeous coloured roses. Pop in over Easter to check out what the fruit shop has to offer.


KARORI MALL PH 04 920 1589

Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy is your one stop shop for all of this season’s essentials. This Easter the pharmacy will be holding a big sale with great bargains and heavy markdowns. As we come into a new season we also come closer to flu season and the staff members at Unichem pharmacy are urging everyone to go into the pharmacy and get their flu vaccinations which will be available from April. Sale items will include items such as hair colour, vitamins and cosmetics.

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KARORI MALL Paper Plus in the Karori Mall is excited to welcome the abundance of Easter weekend shoppers that will be making their way through Wellington’s hidden gem this year. With Easter cards and Easter themed books Paper Plus has everything you need to celebrate the long weekend. There is also a variety of stationary, school gear and ink cartridges available to make shopping in one place easy. The team at Paper Plus wishes everyone a happy Easter weekend.

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Isaac Barber, the friendly family barber in the Karori Mall is gearing up to give everyone a fantastic new hair style for the autumn season. Whatever shape or cut you want, the friendly team at Isaac Barber will accommodate your needs. They also wish everybody a very happy and safe Easter weekend.

Gamboni’s Deli is renowned for its great selection of specialty foods and they are certainly rising to the occasion this Easter. With a full range of goodies in store, why not treat yourself. Or better yet you could treat your family and friends with a handy gift voucher to make their Easter one to enjoy. The team at Gamboni’s Deli wants to wish everyone a very happy Easter.

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At Coin City you can find something for the youngsters as well as something a little different for older members of the family. Coin City stocks a wide variety of goods, including gifts at amazing prices. From arts and crafts, jewellery, toys and books to party gear and dress up items, this one stop shop is the place for you. They even stock cards for the Easter holiday.

Are you a Rosina’s regular? If so, you will know the abundance of choices when it comes to delicious home-made pies, pastries and bread cases with an inexhaustible range of fillings – including vegetarian. They can certainly hit the spot when you’re feeling hungry. If you are out shopping over Easter, take a break and enjoy some top-notch coffee along with a delectable home-made pastry.

The experienced team at Flight Centre Karori will be on hand over the Easter weekend to offer shoppers unbeatable prices and the best knowledge on where and when to travel. Lydia, Hana, Laura and Rachelle will be able to set you up with the amazing holiday you deserve. Flight Centre wishes every Karori Mall shopper a happy and safe Easter holiday.

The service is better than ever at Taylors Dry Cleaning. The team at Taylors deals to stubborn stains on shirts, formal wear and even wedding dresses. This dry cleaning store can even get rid of stains on furnishings and leave blankets and duvets good as new. Take in your garments as soon as possible so Taylors Dry Cleaning will have them spick-and-span in no time. They also wish a happy Easter to all.

Come into Westpac Karori Branch to apply today Get approved for a new Westpac credit card and you’ll pay 0% p.a. on purchases all year. T&C’s and lending criteria applies (offer excludes MasterCard BusinessCard®).

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Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter. This year, why not try your own? Nothing beats a warm hot cross bun straight from the oven. (SOURCE: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 2 cups flour 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup cold milk 1 cup boiling water 50 g butter, melted 1 egg 1 cup mixed fruit 1 tablespoon mixed spice 1 tablespoon cinnamon 3 to 4 cups flour For the crosses: 1⁄2 cup flour 2 tablespoons oil Water, to taste For the glaze: 2 tablespoons water 1⁄4 cup sugar Method: Place yeast mixture, flour, brown sugar and salt into a large bowl. Stir to mix and then add the cold milk, followed by the boiling water. Stir thoroughly to mix. Leave to stand for three minutes. Melt the butter and assemble the rest of the

ingredients. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except for the flour. Now add as much flour as need to make a dough just firm enough to turn out on a board and knead. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until smooth. It should spring back when you press it with a finger. Oil a large bowl and turn the dough ball in this until it is coated in oil. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and leave to stand until it doubles in size. Turn out on a floured board, knead lightly and cut into 30 evenly sized pieces. Form each piece into a ball and arrange the buns in rows in a dish or pan with at least 1 cm between them. Preheat the oven to 220C and when ready turn the heat down to 200C. Put crosses on the buns by making a paste of the flour and oil, then adding enough water to make dough that can be passed out of an icing bag. Pipe the crosses on the buns. Put the buns in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until they brown slightly and feel firm. Remove from oven and glaze with a hot syrup made by heating sugar and water. Cool buns on a rack.

DIY Easter Eggs

For those who don’t have as much of a sweet tooth, why not try making your own Easter eggs these holidays? It’s also a great activity for the children over long weekend. You’ll need: Eggs A scalpel Bowl A wooden skewer or long needle Assemble: Gently pierce the end of an egg with the scalpel. Repeat at other end. Make sure both holes are large enough to insert a skewer into. Insert the skewer and gently move it around a little to break up the yolk. Place your mouth over one end, with the other end over a bowl, gently blow into the egg. It might take a few puffs before it starts to come out. If the yolk appears stuck, break it up with the skewer again. Now hold a finger over the bottom hole and place the top one under running water so the egg catches a little water. Shake it around a little and blow out again. Leave to dry and then they’re ready to decorate. Use paint, glitter and felts or any other bits and bobs you have lying around the house.

Umi Sushi Open from 9.30am to 5pm Mon - Sat Closed Sunday Ph 476 0153 Located next to BodyStyle in Karori Mall



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Wednesday March 16, 2016 Wednesday November 4, 2015


DreamWorks comes to life with help ofget local student Children creative One lucky local has helped bring the magic of DreamWorks animation to life by working as a junior curator at Te Papa. Isabella Barber was one of eight Wellington students selected to become a Te Papa junior curator for DreamWorks Animation: The Marsden Primary School Exhibition. girls are getting creative to Year nine Isabella about spread the Buddy Dayheard message, this exciting opportunity through with the event taking place on her teacher and November 13. thought it would be anBesides interesting experience. getting the chance to “I hadand taken people ondoll’, tours design dress a ‘big of Queen Margaret College the students at all-girls schoolas an ambassador, so I thought this Marsden Primary in Karori would be fun,” she explained. spent the start of this term “I was very learning bothexcited how totobebea chosen good –friend, I rangand mum straight away.” what it takes to raise Isabella had to audition for the a child. role by creating a two minute The national event involves video about why she would make a 1800 adults inand Hamilton, good curator who her Auckfavourland, Tauranga, Ruapehuwas. and ite DreamWorks character Wellington adopting life-sized “I chose Eep from The Croods cardboard ‘Buddies’ taking because she is a veryand brave and them into communities and determined character.” workplaces. Paired off in groups of two, the Marsden Primary teacher junior curators underwent training Richard Larsen saidany the question school so they could answer opted to be involved that might arise on theirbecause tour. they Buddy Day “Onefelt of that the challenges hasprobeen vided a good retaining all theopportunity informationfor – it their students to learn that it is a very large exhibition,” Isabella takes a community to look after said. a “You child.need to have enough infor“Our students mation and makehave sureabsolutely you keep it loved taking part in Buddy Day interesting.” Highlights the exhibition and were veryofreceptive to it,” include he said. an immersive dragon flight “We experience talked a lotfrom aboutHow whatto Train Dragon andand a zone for makesYour a good buddy what children and adults to get creative it takes to raise a child. using animation “Oneprofessional thing we noticed that tools. was quite profound was how After the exhibition finishes, the students projected their strengths and challenges onto the Buddies which resulted in a non-confrontational way to get them talking about their personal challenges.” Prior to Buddy Day, the BudA bunch of children gathered dies are created by school and together at The Salvation Army preschool children, where they Store in Johnsonville recently to are dressed, decorated, and raise funds for Fiji. given a name and story. On February 13-14, kids at theChild Matters chief executive Salvation Army Store showed Anthea Simcock said itinmakes its the awesome difference origins, Buddy Day was created when kids care about others and to existing attitudes arechallenge prepared to turn that care into action. Thirty-three children turned up for a sleepover on Saturday that included time at the local swimming pool, and an evening movie and popcorn. When others joined them on

to support Buddy Day

Flu Immunisations are here! You can now get your 2016 immunisation at the Johnsonville Medical Centre. The flu immunisation is fully funded for those who are pregnant, over 65 or have a qualifying ongoing medical condition.

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Victoria University’s com- tious climate change targets. Enrolled: Casual: The Green Gown Awards mitment to sustainability and recognise excellence in susresponsible environmental $29 $35 management saw them take tainability within the tertiary canprestigbe bookededucation any time during weekday sector,our and are open out topImmunisations honours at the hours.Green Booked and walk-in appointments are available to tertiary institutions from iousopening Australasia Gown on Saturday mornings from 2 New April. Zealand and Australia, Awards. Victoria University won the the Pacific. The 2015 for award carbonWhy reduction category should I getofimmunised theceremony flu? the awards, recognising its was held in Geelong, Australia Influenza (the flu) is a serious illness in New Zealand. success in reducing CO2 from with Victoria one of only two Approximately 150 people die from the flu every year, buildings and transportation New Zealand universities sewith several hundred more hospitalised. on campus by 12 per cent since lected as finalists. Even without hospitalisation the Professor flu can meanGuilford more than two sees 2007. weeks off work. Being immunised for the flu is the quickestand The CO2 reductions hap- Victoria’s representation and easiest way to protectsuccess yourself at and your family. as acthe awards pened during a period when the University has continued knowledgement of the importance the University places on to grow. Victoria is the first New Zea- environmental responsibility in all aspects of its operations. land University to wineld theRoad, 24 Moorefi Johnsonville “I would like to thank all carbon reduction award, which was accepted by Environmen- Victoria University staff who through their daily actions tal Manager Andrew Wilks. Vice-Chancellor Professor right across our teaching, reGrant Guilford won the leader- search and campus operations ship category for his ongoing are committed to ensuring a work in a number of areas, more sustainable future for our community. Herald including integrating sustainView the Independent “We are honoured to accept ability into the University’s www.wsn.conz the awards,” says Professor strategic plan andonline encouraging government to set more ambi- Guilford.

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Year nine Queen Margaret College student Isabella Barber (right) with Maddie Hikuroa, working as a junior curator at Te Papa.

Isabella hopes to continue being an ambassador for the College and would like to take on future junior curator roles at Te Papa. “It has been a privilege to be a

part of it,” Isabella Isabella gave tours on Saturday March 12. The exhibition closes Monday March 28 and is exclusive to Te Papa in New Zealand.

Kids wash cars for Fiji

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and behaviours towards the a change for one child, or doing Sunday morning they busied real blessing to help that will others. make a way we value our children, and something themselves washing cars in the “The kids in Nasinu will be so shift us all towards a society difference for many,” she said. car park, decorating cupcakes and pleased that you did this to help that prioritises the wellbeing of gingerbread people, and setting them,” she said. children everything do.their  Participation Buddy DayKids up for a in sausage sizzle we while Over the yearsinJohnsonville “We want to encourage people is free. Adults can register as a parents were at church. Church has raised money to paint to As do what they can to impact Buddy ‘carers’ and schools can soon as the church service playground, buy tables and chairs children’s positive as cupboards Buddy ‘creators’ atTots was over, lives adultsinwere quickways to buy register and build for a Tiny every day – whether it is making baking, lolly bags, some beautiful programme. greeting cards and sausages with The Salvation Army Johnsonville proceeds going towards Nasinu ‘Kid’s Church’ programme is for in Fiji. children aged between two years Altogether the children raised an of age to year eight and every term impressive $631.40. they get involved in a project where Kid’s church leader Cara Reddish they can show they care about reminded the kids that it is always a others in a practical way.

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Children gather together at the Johnsonville Salvation Army Store to raise funds for Fiji. This year marks 175 years of libraries were important to back by attending one of the public libraries in Wellington residents and the Central Library following public meetings at the and next year the Central Li- particularly so, with more visi- mezzanine meeting room at the Central Library. brary building on Victoria Street tors annually than Te Papa. Saturday, November 28 from “Libraries are changing rapwill be 25 years old. With this in mind the Welling- idly – books, magazines etc. midday to 2pm; Wednesday, ton City Council said it was time are still important but there are December 2 from 7pm; and to consider giving the library more online resources and the Tuesday, December 3 from possibility of a greater variety midday to 2pm and from 7pm. building a makeover. The council was asking for of activities happening within members of the community the space.  Feedback can also be “This refresh of the Central Lito come forward with their made by filling in an online ideas, opinions and feedback on brary will be a once in a decade feedback form at wcl.govt. refreshing the internal design of event. I’d encourage everyone nz/centralfeedback by interested to have their say”. the building. December 11. People can provide their feedCouncillor Sarah Free said


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With winter on the way, the Fire Service is offering all locals an opportunity to make sure they are prepared in the event of a N house fire. The New Zealand Fire Service is offering all tenants and home owners across the capital a free home fire safety check, carried out by a member of the fire service. The service has been available for two years, but with winter on the way, the fire service would like to see more people taking advantage of the free check. Senior fire risk management officer and fire investigator, Peter Fox, has been a member of the fire service for 37 years. “We want to offer this service to everybody,” Peter said. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re flatting, renting or own your own property. “What we like to do is go in and make sure all smoke alarms are working, and depending on the age and when it was last tested, we

will check it and clean it.” 46 Waione St Petone As Ph: well as this, homes 5685989 Opensome Sat 9am-3pm wereFormerly eligible forcpa thespares installation of a free fire alarm, Peter said. He said they were also happy to Funeral Director install smoke alarms in the correct places if they were provided. “We then go through a home fire safety check list,” Peter said. The check list included ensuring power points and multi boards were not overloaded and electric blankets were switched off. The fire service also explained to tenants and home owners the risks involved with leaving cooking unattended and encouraged them to make an escape plan in the event of a fire, Peter said. “This is a free service, we do not charge for this, but we are not doing enough. “Ideally we would love to get into everyone’s house to do a home fire safety check.” He said all up the inspection took around 15 minutes and could be completed seven-days-a-week and outside of work hours.

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Teen stacks his way to World Championships By Sharnahea Wilson

A Kelburn teen recently landed second place overall in the Wellington Regional Cup Stacking championships – making great practice for the World competition in Germany. Fifteen-year-old Nathan Carter attended a training camp and the Wellington Championship, both were held at Taita College on March 5. Nathan’s mum Jo was proud of her son saying “He did well in all three of his individual events”. Nathan has been stacking for five and a half years and said he is getting better and better at each tournament he goes to. “I try to train for half an hour every day – some days I train for up to two hours.” Nathan took part in three individual events and two team events, one of which

involved two stackers completing a stack together using one hand each – also known as a double cycle. The second team event involved a relay where four stackers each have to run up to the table one by one and complete a stack. Nathan went to last year’s World Chamionship’s in Montreal, Canada as part of the New Zealand Black Stacks team and said although he made some good times he did not make it through to the finals. “You have to be one of the top ten stackers to make it to the final.” Nathan said the Black Stacks team will meet as a group for three days in Speichersdorf, Germany before taking part in the competition. “I will train every day leading up to the competition,” Nathan said.

Local Ironman Champ heads to international competition By Sharnahea Wilson

A Kelburn woman has achieved her ultimate goal of qualifying for an international Ironman championship and will be making her way to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii later this year. Sierra Ryland achieved an impressive feat on March 5, managing to land second place at the New Zealand Ironman triathlon held in Taupo. The lawyer-meets-athlete competed in the 30-34 age group against roughly 40 other competitors. “It is not a big age group but it is a really competitive one,” she said. Sierra started endurance training five years ago and recently competed in her fourth Ironman. She had to get through a 3.8 kilometre swim and a 180 kilometre bike ride before finally getting to the 42.2 kilometre run. Sierra came in second place after finishing the challenge in 10 hours, 17 minutes and 57 seconds. “It was a pretty stressful race but it was all worth it,” she said. Due to her excellent performance in Taupo, Sierra qualified to go to the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona – something she has wanted to go to for a number of years. “I set up a blog and a facebook page to keep myself motivated.” Before she goes to ‘Kona’ Sierra will compete in a half Ironman in Australia in September which she said will be a nice lead up to the big event. The event in Hawaii will commence on the morning of October 8 and Sierra will take part in a full Ironman in the heat of the tropical country, including an ocean swim.

Black Stacks team member Nathan Carter lands second place at Wellington Regional Championships.

Can you run the distance? A Wellington based long distance running programme is making its way out to the suburbs. If you can run 5km non-stop at any speed, TempoFit – a six week team training programme could be for you. The programme which will be starting in Khandallah and Ngaio this month aims to assist runners of all abilities to further develop their skills. Founded by Hayden Shearman, author of Runners Guide to Wellington, Tempofit will run with the assistance of Athletics Wellington and the local Olympic athletics club and Athletics New Zealand. Hayden, who started running at age 25 after he completed his first Wellington Round the Bays 6.5km in 23 minutes, wanted to share his passion. “We are giving people a bunch of tools that they can go away with,” he said. “Our main goal is to give people a lifetime love of running.” The three workouts in each week six-week programme are technique and conditioning workout, a speed workout, and a long social and scenic distance run. The first six week programme in Wellington starts the week of March 21. The course will also include technique development, injury prevention, fitness tests and speed work, Hayden said.

Each participant will undergo a five kilometre time trial at the beginning of each season, and another one at the end to assess their improvement. Running is a simple exercise, Hayden said. “Regardless of your speed or experience, we are all doing the exact same action – we are putting one foot in front of the other.”  For more information about training sessions visit

Attention all Kids and Parents Seeking New Players Sierra Ryland of Kelburn smashes the New Zealand Ironman qualifying for international championships. PHOTO: Supplied.

“It is going to be really hot,” Sierra said. Sierra said her family, friends and work colleagues have all been very supportive of her going to Kona. “You can’t just go to Kona, you have to qualify which makes it that much more desirable.” Visit to follow Sierra’s journey.

Come along and play rugby for the Johnsonville Junior Rugby Club

Fun for the whole family

Teams from nursery grade up to under 13 5 and 6 year olds play rippa rugby Cost: $30 for nursery grade; $80 per child or $110 per family (2 or more)

Season starts 9 April 2016 Register on-line Contact details: Trina Coombs: or 021 455121 We would love you to join us!

24 Wednesday March 16, 2016



S E C I R P E L B UNBEATA Get into Guthrie Bowron Thorndon for massive stocktake clearance of paint, stains, wallpaper and accessories. Quality Brands at the best Prices in town. Sale ends 29th of March or whilst stocks last.




$85.00 /4L Up to

15-50% off wallpaper

Guthrie Bowron Thorndon Quay Wellington’s complete home decorating store Ph: 473 3747 - 286 Thorndon Quay

(Where Tinakori Rd meets Thorndon Quay)

*Conditions apply.

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