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Free classes for world Tai Chi Day World Tai Chi Day is coming up on April 30 and Enliven are offering sessions free of charge to the community to celebrate. Enliven Community support general manager Bronwyn Williams said Enliven’s modified Tai Chi classes were particularly beneficial for older people because studies showed that it was very good for improving balance and flexibility, circulation and heart health with regular attendance. Enliven Tai Chi participant Ann Greenwood said Tai Chi has helped restore her balance and reduced her risk of falls. “I went from having three falls in a short

period of time to none at all. Your balance is so much better when you come to these classes.” Enliven’s Tai Chi classes are $5 per class and concession cards are available. There’s no need to book, just show up on the day. The free Enliven Tai Chi classes will be available from April 26 to 29 and are free for people in the community who have never tried Enliven’s modified Tai Chi before. All are welcome to attend.  Free classes will be held at the Island Bay Community Centre, on Tuesday, April 26 from 11am to 12pm.

Enliven community support manager Bronwyn Williams and resource coordinator Keri Paterson, encourage locals to give Tai Chi a go.

No ban against begging Begging will not be banned in Wellington, the council has decided. Last Wednesday, the council’s community, sport and recreation committee, considered a report on begging and various suggestions on how to deal with the problem. At the meeting the committee voted strongly – by 12 votes to two – against a ban on begging. The council instead called on the Government to acknowledge it has a key responsibility to deal with the social and economic problems contributing to the growing scourge of begging in Wellington and other cities. Mayor of Wellington, Celia WadeBrown, said a ban on begging would not have worked. “Begging is not a criminal activity and a ban, if enforced, could push desperate people into criminal activity.” Ms Wade-Brown said she and committee chair councillor Paul Eagle would now seek an initial meeting with members of the Cabinet who have direct responsibility for the agencies that deal with the issues behind begging, like unemployment, mental

health and prisoner rehabilitation “Central government also needs to step up and help deal with begging – it is a national issue,” she said. Mr Eagle said councils have so far had to bear the brunt of public concern over begging. “We need organised help from government agencies because councils do not have the resources to deal with such a complex problem.” He said submissions by police and retailers to the committee meeting today added “disturbing insight” into the level of the begging problem. Councillors were told about beggars being ‘taxed’ by criminals in the CBD, and about harassment of shoppers by beggars in Newtown. “We’ve got a visible problem out there – the council is working to coordinate multi-agency responses to begging – but the government has a moral obligation to come to the party with a serious, nationally-focused, response,” Mr Eagle said.  Do you think there is a problem with begging in Wellington? Send us an email – news@wsn.co.nz

EASTERN SUBURBS

SPORTS TRUST SPONSORED BY MIRAMAR & KILBIRNIE THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED $5,000 IN MARCH 2016 TO EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS, KINDERGARTENS, SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND SPORTS CLUBS ETC.

DEAN GALT (ESST) WITH JO CRAWFORD WORLD TRIATHLON CHAMPS - MEXICO

DEAN GALT (ESST) WITH ZION FAITELE WELLINGTON ATHLETICS TRAVEL

DEAN GALT (ESST) WITH SAMANTHA LEE SWIMMING TRAVEL

THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED TO THE FOLLOWING EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS. • MEREANA MAKEA – SOFTBALL TRAVEL • SPARTANZ HANDBALL CLUB – COURT HIRE • PENINSULA COMMUNITY PRESCHOOL – SPORTS EQUIPMENT • FRASER NORRINGTON – NZ SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER TRAVEL • MARIST AFC - UNIFORM • EVIE MILLS WATER POLO PLAYER TRAVEL • DANTE MATAKATEA NZ SOFTBALL • JAYDEN STRAFORD NZ SOFTBALL • ALEX LUNDON NZ SOFTBALL • AARON CLULOW MASTERS HOCKEY TRAVEL • TAFARA GAPARE BASKETBALL TRAVEL

THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GIVEN AWAY TO DATE $1,437,370

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