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An Easter ‘tail’ By Sharnahea Wilson

Preschool and primary school students got into the spirit of Easter last week when they celebrated ‘Palm Sunday’ with a real-life donkey. On Monday, March 14 Tilly the donkey, along with some other farm animals from Zippity Zoo, visited the students at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School to help re-create the triumphant procession into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday occurs the week before Easter and recalls the time Jesus entered Jerusalem on the back of a donkey with crowds welcoming Him, waving palm branches and cheering “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna (praise) in the highest heaven”. Continued on page 2 Marsden Primary School students (back) Evangeline Leach, (left to right) Eloise Catley-Lewis, Sophie Penn, Millicent Hiku and Una Alagusundaram get cuddly with a donkey in the lead up to Easter.

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The students at Marsden made their own “palms” for waving, and processed around the courtyard and into the chapel singing “Make way, make way for Christ the King in splendour arrives!” In chapel the gospel story was read before the students sang again as they walked out to meet and pet the other farm animals. Marsden Chaplain, Sarah King said it was important the school covered the whole journey Jesus made that week before Easter. “On Palm Sunday Jesus was hailed as a King, son of God, and someone who would rescue the people from Roman oc-

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Chair of Woodridge Planters, which organised the picnic, Peter Gilberd was impressed with the crowd’s efforts to celebrate being good neighbours. “We normally see our neighbours when we are rushing around, going to work, or running the kids around. What a difference to meet the neighbours in a relaxed environment. Neighbours Day is a great concept,” he said. The Wellington City Council was represented on the day through Deputy Mayor Justin Lester and Councillor Malcolm Sparrow. Volunteers helped with the publicity, barbecue, face-painting, and a small planting of totara and northern rata trees. Local resident Robert GenteWednesday November 4, 2015 johann summed up the day as he dragged away the rubbish, describing the event as “a great success”.

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Choir concert for Good Friday By Sharnahea Wilson

Wellingtonians will be treating their ears this Easter weekend with a performance from Tudor Consort put together by former Consort director Peter Walls. Peter directed the choir for ten years and is returning for

a concert on Good Friday as part of the consort’s 30th anniversary. Getting in the spirit of Easter, Peter decided to work with two major pieces by German composer Heinrich Schutz. “I have always had a strong love for baroque repertoire,” Peter explained.

Peter Walls is excited to be working with Wellington Choir Tudor Consort again on Good Friday. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

He decided on two works with the first being Musikalishes Exequien also known as Funeral Music. This has three parts to it and Peter said Schutz was very particular about where he wanted the singers placed during the piece. “Two sopranos and a baritone will be stationed in the loft up the back. This will represent the soul of a redeemed person being taken to heaven by angels,” Peter said. The second work is the beautiful Matthaeus Passion, or St Matthew Passion which sees the composer turn away from the florid Italian style to the austerity of the earliest passion settings. Peter decided to use Schutz’s work because he believes he was the greatest German composer before Bach. “Schutz was the greatest German composer of the 17th century. His St Matthew Passion looks forward to Bach, while the funeral music shows the

influence of his visits to Venice to study with Monteverdi.” In celebration of their 30th year as a choir, Tudor Consort has invited back each of its previous directors to put on a show each throughout the year. Peter is excited to work with the choir once again. “It is wonderful to be working again with The Tudor Consort – they are such a fine, stylish ensemble.” Peter has done many things in the world of music since leaving the Tudor Consort in 1999, including teaching at Victoria University’s School of Music and Serving as Chief Executive in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra for nearly ten years. Peter said the Good Friday concert will be something everyone can appreciate. “The music is really very accessible, anyone can enjoy it.”  To purchase tickets for the concert visit www.tudorconsort.org.nz

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Community Centre activities The Churton Park Community Centre will wave goodbye to their centre advocate in early April as Beckie Duffy moves onto a new role. The centre is also gearing up for a busy week with an abundance of activities taking place. Churton Park Toastmasters will have their fortnightly meeting on March 24 and everyone is welcome to go along. You can also join in a Churton Park clean up, organised by the Community Association, on April 2 which will be followed by a sausage sizzle.

THIS COULD Thinking of selling? Renowned New Zealand play comes backBEtoYOU! life Chris Day By Sharnahea Wilson the Springbok tour. Written in the 90s by a renowned New Zealand playwright, Joyful and Triumphant is being brought back to life by its original director and some of its original cast. To celebrate the 40th birthday of Circa Theatre, this award winning play is returning to inform and entertain new audiences. Director and Kelburn woman Susan Wilson is “delighted” to be working on the play, written by Robert Lord, for the second time. The play portrays a family over 40 years, from 1949 to 1989, and each scene is set on Christmas Day in a different year. Susan said the play covers everything that happened socially and politically during that time, from the stock market crash to

It is nostalgic for Susan, working on the well-known kiwi play again. “I’m really thrilled to be directing the play again. It’s a beautiful play – beautifully constructed.” Susan explained how Robert was living in New York at the time he wrote the play so we get to see the country from a different perspective. She said the play gives a commentary on what was happening over those 40 years but Robert constructs it in a way that is both sad and funny. The play was a hit at the Wellington Festival when it was first performed in 1992, winning multiple awards including best writer and best director. The cast and crew then travelled to Australia and London, show-

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Kids join flag debate School students, including year one Chloe Zhao, have joined the rest of the country in the controversial flag debate. Students of Marsden Collegiate School voted in their own school poll on which flag they would choose. The school took part in ‘Kids voting for the second, referendum for the NZ flag.

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Easter messages from your local Councillors Northern Ward Councillor - Malcolm Sparrow

Easter eggs! Most of us enjoy them and I’m no exception. My wife and I will exchange Easter eggs on Easter Sunday and we’ll also give them to our grown-up kids. Then we’ll get to an Easter Service to reflect on what Easter is all about. In recent years we’ve gone to Queenstown/ Central Otago each Easter to relax and enjoy the autumn colours. We’re saving that for late April this year. Instead we’ll be home working on the house one day and will enjoy visiting Wairarapa the next. Make the most of your break and enjoy time on the non-working days with your loved ones!

Deputy Mayor - Justin Lester

I want to wish everyone a very happy Easter and I hope Wellingtonians will be able to spend some time with their loved ones. My wife Liz and I will be taking our kids up to Otaki for a few days to spend time with their grandparents and family friends. For us it’s about taking stock after a busy summer and having some downtime with our children. Have a great Easter everybody and travel safely if you’re heading out of town.

Onslow-Western Ward Councillor - Simon Woolf

Easter is a time of great religious and historical significance for many Wellingtonians. It is also a time to gain some solid rest and relaxation after a busy start to a year. Our family have decided to stay in Wellington, and spend some quality time together. The amazing weather we have had was a contributing factor. I picked up the Wellington Walks Guide today, and we will try to nail at least a couple of the tracks and trails around Wellington’s skyline. Wellington can be so stunning, and getting up onto the heights, with the views, and surrounded by our natural beauty, has that ability to recharge the batteries. There may even be the odd Easter egg and Hot Cross Bun consumed on the way! Wishing all Wellingtonians an enjoyable and safe time over the Easter break.

Northern Ward Councillor - Helene Ritchie

Have a great Easter in the coolest-hottest little Capital in the world, or wherever you choose. I will be hunting for Easter eggs in the bush, what will you be doing? Our new library for Johnsonville and the Northern suburbs is on track… and yes we will be able to show films there. Many happies, Helene.

Onslow-Western Ward Councillor - Andy Foster

“For most of us Easter is that last great long holiday weekend before winter arrives. However, especially as debate occasionally flares about such things as Easter trading hours, where did Easter come from? We all know it is a Christian festival marking the death and resurrection of Jesus. Going back even further a multitude of northern hemisphere cultures celebrated the coming of spring, fertility, and new life. The symbols of new life we use today like (Easter) eggs and bunnies go back thousands of years, and were picked up and wrapped into the Christian celebration of Easter. The name we use today seems to have come from an Anglo Saxon goddess of the spring. However you are marking Easter, enjoy yourself, and if you are travelling, please drive safely and courteously, and I hope the traffic is not too heavy!”

Young St Benedict’s student’s farewell their older peers as they leave for year eight camp. PHOTO: Supplied

Students head for Hillary camp By Sharnahea Wilson

St Benedict’s School year eight students had their annual camp send off last week when younger students waved them off as they headed for the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre. St Benedict’s Khandallah Principal Dave Lamont said the camp send-off is one of the highlights of the year for year eight students. “The camp provides them with challenges throughout the week that help them to develop confidence, resilience, perseverance, problem solving and teamwork. “They are encouraged to push themselves to take part in activities that are mostly new to them and will broaden their experiences,” he said. The students left for the Education Centre in Tongariro National Park on Monday, March 14.

While the students are at camp they will take part in activities such as caving, abseiling, tramping, high ropes, kayaking across a lake and camping in tents over night as well as a range of team building activities. “One of the main benefits we have observed after the year eight students arrive back from their camp is that they are ready to take on their leadership roles with a new confidence and passion and they work together as a much more cohesive group throughout the rest of the year,” Dave said. While the year eight students are away at camp the year seven students are involved in their own ‘education outside the classroom’ experiences. “This year their activities include walking up Mt Kaukau, spending a day at Camp Kaitoke, Capital E, and winding up the week with a sports day at the Kilbirne ASB Sports Centre.”

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weapon and excess breath alcohol, in relation to the incident. Meanwhile, Sergeant Ryan said police were still trying to build a picture of the events leading up to Tuesday night’s incident. This included gathering as much information about Delia's history as possible, Sergeant Ryan said. “Therefore we would ask anyone who knew Delia and has information about her background or the days leading up to her death that may help with our enquiries to please contact Wellington Police.”  If you have any information, contact 04 381 2000.

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Question: What does Easter mean to you?

Thomas Wilson, Karori

Ruby Spenser, Karori

Rian O’Leary, Karori

It means time for sins to be forgiven by Jesus who died on the cross for us.

It’s a time of peace, excitement and refreshing for a new year.

It’s not just about chocolate it’s about God and Jesus and going to church.

Petelo Matefoa-Solia, Karori

Nell Laracy McCrystal, Karori

On Easter I like to go to church and have some marshmallow chocolate eggs.

It means being with your family and remembering Jesus and what he did for people.

Isabella Tafatu, Karori Spending time with family, having fun and remembering good memories.

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a property in Broderick Road was entered with the object of interfering with a vehicle parked inside. The vehicle was smeared with a mix of oats and flour. In Ohariu Road a house was broken into via smashed windows. A large TV and a laptop computer are known to have been stolen.

A black Ford utility Ranger pa rked in D israeli St reet suffered a smashed window in an attempted late night breakin. The alarm was activated and the offender depar ted but the event was caught on CCTV and is with Police. A red Toyota Hilux parked outside a house in Broderick Road was

entered, possibly through an insecure door lock. At this stage nothing seems to be missing. In Newlands a black Honda Civic parked in a car-port inside a property in Kenmore Street was stolen. A blue Honda Integra parked secure outside a house in Baylands Drive overnight was entered though a smashed

front passenger window. A laptop computer, an Iphone, an Ipod and headphones were stolen from the back seat. In Khandallah a supermarket was broken into. Entry was gained by forcing the front door with a crowbar. The cigarette cabinet was targeted and the lock was forced. Offenders took

the cigarettes and departed in their vehicle. It is estimated that they were in the store for approximately 30 seconds. CCTV footage has recorded the events. The garage of a house in Nicholson Road was forcibly entered during the day and a TV, a DVD player and a nail gun were stolen.

(Back left to right), Cardinal McKeefry’s Ruby Spenser, Principal Tania Savage and Thomas Wilson. (Front left to right), Isabella Tafatu, Petelo Matufeo-Solia, Nell LaracyMcCrystal and Rian O’Leary. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

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Cardinal McKeefry School is celebrating this year in style with dress up days and their new principal Tania Savage. After 20 years of service to Cardinal McKeefry and the local Wilton community, former principal Colleen Restieaux left at the end of term two 2015. Tania Savage started as the school principal in term three last year and has loved every minute of it. “The school has a very close community feel, they say it takes a village to raise a child and I believe that is true. It’s nice to be working in that sort of environment,” she said. Tania is very passionate about Catholic education and said she likes the fact that the school has a small roll. “You get to know the names of all the students.” Tania said it will be a busy year ahead for the school community with many students opting to take part in the New

Zealand-wide William Pike Challenge Award. To take part in the challenge, each student must begin a new sport or hobby and document their progress. Each student has an online journal which they write in each time they practice their hobby. The children also have to commit to a number of hours of community help each week with the overall aim of the challenge being to get kids outdoors. A team of 19 children from the school also took part in the recent Weetbix Tryathalon. Tania said the great thing about being part of a small school is the children get more opportunities to go places and participate in inter-school competitions. “Everyone gets a go.” Last week the school held a ‘wear something green’ day for St Patrick’s Day where each child brought along a small donation for Catholic charity Caritas.


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Easter weekend Easter Weekend is coming up and Wellington is packed with lots of events to keep the family busy over the four day break. The Hurricanes vs. Kings rugby game at Westpac Stadium is on this Friday, starting at 7.30pm. Adult tickets start from $25 and children under 16 from $10.

Art revitalises local Park

The Great Zealandia Easter Egg Hunt is on at the Zealandia Eco-Sanctuary this long weekend. Pop in between 9am and 5pm and collect eggs to win special prizes. Admission is free.

The Great Kiwi Egg Hunt will take place at Wellington Zoo on Saturday, between 11am and 1pm. Visitors are invited to find Whittaker’s chocolate eggs that have been hidden around the zoo. Normal entrance fees apply.

Wellington Free Outdoor Cinema is back this Saturday. Starting at 7.45pm Wellingtonians can see a free classic movie at Lagoon Lawn, outside St John’s bar on 5 Cable Street, Wellington.

Wellington Botanic Gardens will host an ‘Easter Fun Pace Egging’ between 2pm and 4.30pm on Sunday. At the top of the cable car there will be best decorated boiled egg, egg rolling and raw egg throwing “pace egging” competitions. Entry is free and entertainment will be provided by the Wellington Morris Dancers.

Wellingtonians got together to celebrate Art in the Park recently when artists revitalised the historic Flagstaff Hill and Terrace Gardens. As part of the celebrations supported by Wellington City Council a community picnic was held and two innovative new artworks were installed on the walls of Flagstaff Hill by mosaic artist Rachel Silver and French Street Artist, Olivier Kenneybrew. The artworks, which were the result of collaboration between the artists and the local community,

aimed to enliven the space with bold colours. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said “A big thank you to the community who advocated for the city to purchase Flagstaff Hill over a number of years and for working with the Council on the redesign of the Terrace Gardens”. Park goers wandered down to the Terrace Gardens Park on Saturday, March 12 where they watched the artists in action. They were then treated to live performances by local musicians.

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Tenant happy with healthy home It will be a warmer winter in Johnsonville for one tenant and her family this year after her landlord made his rental property a healthier place to live. Johnsonville mum Tiriti Paikea has lived in her current home with her three kids, aged seven, six and two, for about a year and said last winter was a difficult time. “It was really quite cold – we had the heater going all the time. The power bills were quite big, between about $300 and $500 a month,” she said. Tiriti was using three electric heaters to warm up the two-storey home and all three of her kids were sick with respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and asthma.

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Tiriti was referred to Warm Fuzzies, a Sustainability Trust-run programme which supports families with housing-related health issues to improve their homes. An advisor assessed the house and prepared a report for landlord, Tong Liu. Healthy Homes manager Miranda Struthers advocated for tenants on ways their landlord could improve homes to both insure healthy tenants and upgrade their own asset. “It’s often hard to engage the landlord as there are currently no minimum standards for housing. The proposed Residential Tenancy Amendment Bill is a start, but it needs to go much further.” Long-time landlord Tong Liu said he had not realised how cold the

home was in winter time, and when Sustainability Trust advised of their findings in the home he jumped to action. In the last two months he has installed under-floor and ceiling insulation, a heat pump, ground vapour barrier, tracks over the windows so Tiriti could get curtains from the Wellington Curtain Bank, hot water cylinder wrapping and smoke alarms. “I really feel landlords should take responsibility and look after their tenants. It’s a moral issue,” Tong said.  Do you think there should be minimum standards for all housing in New Zealand? Email the editor at herald@wsn.co.nz

Healthy Homes manager Miranda Struthers and Johnsonville landlord Tong Liu are proud to provide a tenant with a healthier home.

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(1:) Matthew McGee, 11, left, and Josh Bluck, 12, enjoy candy floss. (2:) Amanda Scott serving up fresh candyfloss. (3:) Principal Janice Shramka with Shriya Solanki, 11. (4:) Holly Cooper, 6, has her nails painted by Kate Pyne. (5: ) Mother and daughter Anne and Liz Rose running the plants stall. (6:) Wonder Woman fair co-ordinator Alida Steemson.


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Eager students delved into the World of Maths during the educational roadshow which encouraged students to apply mathematics to the physical world. Junior Queen Margaret College students from years one to eight were put to the test with a series of problemsolving mathematics activities on March 7 and 8. Through the World of Maths young A solid mathematicians were tasked with a number of challenges designed to test a range of skills from the strands of number, space, measurement, chance and data, and logical thinking and sequencing. Year five student Jaskiran Rahi managed to solve a tricky puzzle called Which Block? She used different sized shapes to work out the total area without knowledge of the length or width. She said the problems were hard but fun and some of the stations were more difficult than others. Head of Department forourMathematics Applications are available at recruitment ce or at the security gate based in the the andoffi Commerce Paul Sherris said Ngauranga George in Wellington. World of Barry Maths Contact 472visit 7987 allowed or 021 276 students 6654.

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Family fun for football fans

By Sharnahea Wilson

Football fans had a family fun day on Sunday when they celebrated the launch of Northern Hills Football Pathway. The Pathway is the collaboration of all the major football organisations based in the northern suburbs. The launch of the Northern Hills Football Pathway was a great success according to organiser and Onslow College 1st XI Coach, Lance Goodwin. The initiative set up between five local clubs aims to provide youngsters with the tools and opportunities to improve their football and provide a pathway to play at the highest level

within their local community. “It's taken us a while to get here but we're extremely excited about the future of football in the North Wellington area. “We have a wealth of junior and senior football talent and we are now in a great position to retain that talent here and provide real opportunities to those that want to progress their football career," Lance said. The players were also treated to a guest appea rance by legendary Wellington Phoenix squad member Ben Sigmund. The Pathway was created to ensure players from all the Junior Clubs and Colleges are aware there is a football pathway available in their

neighbourhood once they go to college. Supporting the event was Packaworld head and local football enthusiast Pete Roberts who was busy showing off the latest inflatable goal technology. “We're delighted to support the launch. It's a great initiative and now there's no reason for our better players to move clubs to seek so called better opportunities. “As we've seen with the recent success of the North Wellington 1st Team, gaining promotion to Capital Premier division, our better players are staying within the community which can only be good for the area,” Pete said.

Rugby World Cup visits Onslow

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Felix Crookston concentrates on ‘Keepie Uppie’ on his way to landing 2nd place at a football day on Sunday.

Johnsonville cricketers win Cooper Wakefield Cup

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By Sharnahea Wilson

A bunch of lucky Onslow College rugby players got a taste of Victory on Monday when they had the chance to see the shiny gold Rugby World Cup trophy in the flesh. The Webb Ellis Cup, along with the Bledisloe Cup, was brought to the College at lunch time and students were given a brief overview of its history before getting the opportunity to take photos with it. The senior boys, junior boys and girls rugby teams lined up one by one to take ‘selfies’ with the cup which the All Blacks have now won twice in a row. Student and keen sportswoman Grace Errington said she has played rugby all her life and was stoked to get the chance to see the Webb Ellis Cup. Her fellow player Ranie Liua’ana was also excited about seeing the cup saying she had watched “every single game” in the tournament. “It’s pretty cool to see the cup in real life,” she said. Onslow Rugby Administrator Regan O’Neill said Onslow College is still developing as a rugby school. “We are keen to increase our talent pool and this kind of thing helps. “This is the first time we have had the cup here at Onslow College, it is pretty cool.”

The Johnsonville girls cricket team overpowered Hutt Districts team on Saturday, March 19 - taking home the Cooper Wakefield Cup. The competition at the Hutt Rec included girls’ teams from Upper Hutt, Hutt Districts, Wellington Collegians and the Johnsonville Cricket Club. The competition’s winning silverware is jointly named after Amanda Cooper and Megan Wakefield, both former Wellington Blaze players. Captain of the team Xara Jetly said winning the game was a big moment for her as leader of the team. “It was a huge deal, because I had to make the correct technical and difficult field placement

decisions that worked.” She said it was “awesome for the team” to bring home the cup “[It was] a huge breakthrough for the team, as [we] have not won for the last two years.” Vice-Captain Nikita Decruy was also stoked to win the game. “The whole team wanted to win the fi nal. We knew we could do it. Now there is a strong connection between the team,” she said. She said training every week and learning new skills made it possible to win the game. “The goal of that training was to try hard to succeed. In the finals, we worked as a team and got the result.” Xara agreed saying “Team bonding helped.”

Back row: Michael Billmore (Coach), Rachael Lockhart, Nikita Decruy, Anna-Leigh Gillies, Emma Benfell, Rhiannon Bond, Amanda Cooper (former Wellington Blaze) Front row: Lateefah Idris, Jenessha Maisuria, Xara Jetly, Zoe Wishnowsky.


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