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By Sharnahea Wilson

Johnsonville residents turned out in droves to Monday’s Anzac Day commemorations to pay their respects to fallen soldiers and current service men and women. The annual parade was led by Warrant Officer Rob Allen of the New Zealand Army, who marched behind the talented bagpipers. Police, Salvation Army representatives, uniformed service men and women, politicians, students and local residents joined the parade which started at Burgess Road and continued down Johnsonville Road to the Salvation Army where a service was held. Continued on page 2 Members of the Johnsonville community march for fallen soldiers on Anzac Day.

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The ‘war to end all wars’ not only changed the lives of thousands of men, it altered the lives of thousands of women forever. Thirty New Zealand and Australian women who lived through World War 1 on the home front shared their stories in the Women of Empire: the untold stories of New Zealand and Australian women in WWI exhibition at Katherine Mansfield House, Thorndon. The exhibition was put together

to “bring attention to women who participated, helped, and made a difference during WWI”, Administrator and Public Programmes Coordinator at Katherine Mansfield House Emily Simons explained. The curators of the exhibition Fiona and Keith Baverstock came up with a saying “not all heroes wore khaki”, Emily said. She explained the exhibition is an opportunity to recognise and showcase women’s wartime stories. The costumes in the travelling

exhibition were selected from the Dressing Australia Museum of Costume Collection. The exhibition has already been in Nelson and Christchurch. Katherine Mansfield House, supported by the Wellington City Council, was happy to host this important historical exhibition. There has been a positive response to the exhibition from a wide variety of ages and good numbers have attended. “People really enjoyed [the exhibition] and really appreciate it is for women,” Emily said.

To help commemorate Anzac Day 2016 Katherine Mansfield House is offering free admission during Anzac week. The public is encouraged to see different aspects of war and how women contributed to it.

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Commemorating Anzac Day 100 years on Continued from page 1 Major Clive Nicolson welcomed everyone to the service before a prayer was led by Com-

missioner Garth McKenzie. Wreaths were laid at the steps of the Salvation Army by the Returned and Services Welfare

Trust, uniformed services, scouts and more. Newlands College head boy Gregory Wang and acting head girl Samantha Pelasio read In Flander’s Fields to an emotional crowd. MC for the service Mark Pickering reminded the crowd of how young some of the fallen soldiers at Gallipoli were. “Many of them were only one or two years older than Samantha and Gregory.” The crowd joined in for the singing of the hymn I Vow to From left, Salvation Army representatives Garth McKenzie, Mel McKenzie, Thee, My Country. After an address from Colonel Clive Nicolson, Lesley Nicolson and Susan Bradley join in the Johnsonville Steve Watts, Parade Marshall Anzac Day Parade.


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Allen called the parade to attention and retired Royal New Zealand Air Force Wing Commander Terry Knight read The Ode. The Last Post and Reveille played and flag bearers – both New Zealand Army representatives and members of local organisations – lowered their flags. After a minute of silence to remember all those who have died at war, both in Gallipoli and WWII as well as more recent conflicts such as Vietnam and Afghanistan, the crowd ended the service with the National Anthem.

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Fundraising for a good cause By Sharnahea Wilson

Funds from an upcoming Mother’s Day high tea are set to make a local woman’s dream come true. In August 2013 when she was 20 weeks pregnant, the rug was pulled out from under Sarah Fields’ feet when her doctor told her that her daughter Lilly Marie wasn’t going to make it. After the devastating news, Sarah joined Sands – a voluntary organisation that provides support and information to parents and families following the loss of a baby or infant. Now Sarah and five other members of Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley are fundraising to go to a conference in Phoenix, Arizona. “There is very little opportunity for training in this area in New Zealand,” Sarah explained. Sarah’s specialty is memory making. When her daughter passed away she created as many

memories as she could in the short time she had. “These memories have to last me a lifetime,” Sarah said. The conference will go for four days including a training day and Sarah hoped she would learn new ways to help out bereaved parents. “There is no right or wrong way to grieve, we just want to let parents know all the options they have,” Sarah said about parents creating memories with their babies while they can. “Even if I just helped one person it would be worth it.” Sarah said with a whole group of them going over to the conference, they will be able to bring back an extensive amount of knowledge to help local parents.  To discover more about Sands, and their fundraising events visit: or search Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley on Facebook.

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Craft workshops provide holiday fun By Jacob Beleski Massey Journalism Student

Scented candles and decorated notebooks were on display at the ‘Make it!’ craft workshop held at the Churton Park Community Centre last

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Sevita, 8, with her decorated notebook. PHOTO: Jacob Beleski

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ideas about what to do with the items she had made. “I’m going to give one to mummy, she will really like it.” There were four workshops over the holiday period, held at Churton Park, Wadestown, Petone and Island Bay. They were aimed towards children aged five to 10, but catered to a range of ages. Churton Park Community Centre hosted 14 children at a workshop on April 18. Each holiday the workshops introduce different crafts. To date they have included felted pictures and snowmen, pebble art, cookie decorating, bunting and Christmas candy sleighs. This time they got to roll honey-scented candles from colourful beeswax and also give a notebook a makeover with decorative paper and embellishments.

The workshops have run during school holidays since July, 2015 at community centres around Wellington. It cost $20 per person, and all materials were provided for the children to use. For co-organiser Jann Freitas, it was great to see the kids enjoying themselves and being productive. “We encourage kids from five to 10 but it isn’t limited to that. We have four year olds with caregivers and also often have tweens taking part.” Jann has plenty of experience with kid’s workshops, having been a regular at Churton Park Community Centre for a number of years. Planning has already started for the workshops coming up over the next holiday breaks. “We’ve already got some fun activities planned for July and later in the year,” Jann said.

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Wellington’s iconic Cable Car is to close down for two months over winter for a $3 million upgrade. The two Cable Car carriages will be given a makeover from June 7 to July 31, and the electric drive and winding gear that hauls the carriages up the slope from Lambton Quay to Kelburn will be upgraded. Chair of Wellington City Council’s transport committee Andy Foster said it has been almost 40 years since the existing Cable Car system was commissioned. “We’ve estimated that each car has made something like 1.2 million trips up and down the hill over that time – and more than 30 million passengers have been carried. “Technology has also changed and improved enormously since 1979 – and it’s time for the necessary upgrades to keep the service running well into the middle of the 21st century.” Mr Foster said the improvements could allow two more ‘round trips’ per hour during the busiest periods – meaning

an extra 150-200 passengers could be carried each hour. Wellington Cable Car Limited’s Chief Executive Simon Fleisher said the upgrade would be tackled by Doppelmayr/ Garaventa Goup – the AustrianSwiss cable car and funicular railway manufacturer that provided the power and control equipment when the service was upgraded in the late 1970s. Mr Fleisher said the combination of improved controls, more power and greater safety will enable the cars to stop and start more quickly and efficiently. “The Cable Car will never break any speed records – but we can make it a bit quicker while enhancing passenger comfort.” The interior and exterior of the cars will also be refurbished including the exterior finish, the internal linings, seats and the lighting system. A temporary bus service will run from Lambton Quay to Kelburn, via Victoria University, while the upgrade is under way, operating every 20 minutes in both directions.

Youngsters participate in Anzac commemorations By Sharnahea Wilson

Students and teachers of Churton Park School were excited to be a part of this

year’s Anzac Day Parade in Johnsonville. Principal Anne Lye said each year students from the primary school are selected

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Churton Park School students with teacher Kelly Cooper (left) and Principal Anne Lye at the Johnsonville Anzac Parade on Monday. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson



to join the parade and then lay a wreath during the service outside of the Salvation Army. “Our two head councillors present a wreath from the school as this is one way we can show, and value, the sacrifices made for our country and us,” she said. Anne said it is important for young people to learn about Anzac Day while they are still at school. “It’s one thing to read about it but it is another thing to actually participate in Anzac Day. “This is one opportunity to make it more real to them,” Anne said about Monday’s parade. She said last year was differ-

ent because she, along with the pupils and their parents, went to Pukehau for the 100 year centenary of Gallipoli. “That was a 3.45am meeting at school before we headed into town.” Sixteen students from Churton Park School took part in the parade this year on April 25 with the 10-year-old student council representatives Emma Cooper, Tyson Lang and Philip Liu laying the wreath. Anne said the student council participate in many events throughout the year and will organise a school-wide activity to raise money for the school’s World Vision sponsored child.

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An elderly craftsman is still sharp when it comes to producing creative wooden carvings. Johnsonville resident Bobby Hannah has been making wood carvings – including walking sticks, animals, characters and horses, for many years. Although he reduced the amount of carvings he created after his wife died, Bobby still has a significant collection of pieces in his work shed and in his house. Bobby’s love of creating things came to him at a young age. “I went to the pictures a lot when I was a kid. I saw a flick about John Dillinger and was amazed that he had escaped from prison using a wooden gun. “I made my first wooden gun over 70 years ago,” Bobby said. After that Bobby’s love of carving took off and although his specialty is making walking sticks (of which he has hundreds) the craftsman has also created many interesting pieces including a pub scene featuring a cowboy, a piano and a dog. One of Bobby’s much loved carvings was a replica he made of legendary comedic actor Charlie Chaplin. “That was my wife’s favourite one – she loved the cinema,” he explained. The carver has made many gifts for his family over the years including rocking horses and a cradle for his grandchildren. Bobby could spend weeks on one piece of work, depending on how much detail it had.


Local resident and carver Bobby Hannah with some of his impressive work. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

He has worked with all different kinds of wood over the years. “I used to pick a lot of driftwood up from the beach with my son.”


Although Bobby doesn’t make as many pieces as he used to, he continues his love of carving. “I still make different bits and pieces.”



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“I decided that I was going to step down as Mayor of Porirua last year.” Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett is the latest candidate to announce he will make a bid for the Wellington mayoralty in October’s elections. Mr Leggett declared he had resigned from the Labour Party and would stand as in independent in the mayoralty race, on April 10. Rumours have been rife Mr Leggett would throw his hat in the ring for several months – however he insisted the decision to run was only made recently after a discussion with his wife. “I decided that I was going to step down as Mayor of Porirua last year. “Wellington can do better and I was invited by quite a broad range of people in Wellington to consider running for the mayoralty there.” Mr Leggett said he believed he could offer Wellington a “fresher, yet experienced leadership”. “We need a mayor that can get Wellington going again and encapsulate a vision of all the great things Wellington contains and then drive it forward.”

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New president for community centre The Churton Park Community Association has elected a new President, Brian Sheppard, following Richard Taylor’s decision not to seek re-election this year. The election took place during the Association’s AGM in March. Brian is new to the Committee and a fairly new resident in Churton Park. “I bring the skills and experience that I developed in my long career as a senior manager with the Department of Conservation, and from my volunteer experience in support of the Cancer Society and the broader health sector,” Brian said.

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Question: What does Anzac Day mean to you?

Harriet Fowler – Johnsonville

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Lesley Nicolson – Johnsonville

My brother was killed in the war in Malaya in 1956 so each year on Anzac Day I remember him.

It’s about commemoration, one of my uncles was killed in the Second World War and another one was a prisoner of war.

I was in the Airforce for 20 years – Anzac Day is an important tradition and is a reflection of great sacrifice. It’s good to see all the young people commemorate too.

It is a day to remember people who have made a contribution to our country, including volunteers.

It is a special kind of remembrance – all the community connects and it’s cool to be altogether.

Help us find some Local Heros

Michaelah Billington – Churton Park It is a day to remember fallen soldiers and to go to the Anzac Parade with my family.

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 some-

one 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.

The village of Etas devastated by Cyclone Pam. Local hero Antony Raine cuts the ribbon on a brand new building in Vanuatu.


Local hero raises funds for Vanuatu

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A dedicated man has raised over $100,000 for an excellent cause – making him this month’s local hero. After the devastating Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu during March last year, Newlands man Antony Raine decided to raise funds to help struggling people overseas. “My wife and I had been there a few years back and we fell in love with the place,” Antony said. When Antony first went over to Vanuatu he saw the need for a new building, so he contributed to creating a safe house in preparation for a cyclone. During Cyclone Pam, many of the locals took refuge in the safe house. A few days after the devastating cyclone Antony decided money needed to be raised to build more of these safe houses that also work as churches and

sometimes schools. “I had a goal of raising $10,000 – I ended up raising $107,000.” Antony sent an email out to all of his friends and some of those friends forwarded it on. “I started receiving emails back from Australia and the UK, which just blew me away.” Antony decided the money would go towards building th ree more concrete safe houses in different villages in Vanuatu. The first safe house he funded after the cyclone was established in the village of Etas and had its official opening just before the one year anniversary of Pam. “It will be used as a church, a safe house and a school. “The children currently have to walk for miles to get to school.” Antony said his friend Eric Brandell, who lives in Vanuatu with his family, had been a

huge help. “He was one of the first people to get out to the cut off villages with food and water.” The next building that will go up will be used as a church and safe house. The third building is yet to be decided on. Antony said the reason he loves Vanuatu so much is because of the villagers. “It’s the people that keep us going back.”

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Wednesday April 27, 2016

RSA member honours remembrance board By Sharnahea Wilson

A World War I commemoration board has gone from a borough council building to Wellington City Council archives, to a local RSA to a man’s garage – all in the hopes of restoration. Karori resident Mike Foster has dedicated much of his time to restoring the wooden honours board which remembers local soldiers and nurses who served during WWI. Mike explained when the Honours Board was created Karori was not yet part of Wellington

City. “It was a borough in its own right – it had its own council and the board was in the council building.” Mike said when the building got knocked down the board was initially dumped. “Someone must have looked at it and thought it was worth salvaging.” The board was then kept in storage at the Karori RSA on Campbell Street where it sat for years, being slowly eaten away by borer. “There were mistakes on the

original board. “A number of the names had disappeared – some were in alphabetical order but not many. And some parts of the board were heavily chewed away.” Mike decided to scratch all the names off the honours board before restoring the board itself and having the names hand painted back on. “I had a tremendous deal of help,” he said. The board was then taken to the Wellington City Archives where the chill of the air conditioning caused it to crack.

It can now be viewed in a printed photo version at the Karori RSA, while the original remains at Mike’s house. Mike has written about each of the people who appear on the board as well as a history of the board itself. He hoped to turn his writings into a book. “The names with a gold star next to them were classified as war deaths, killed in battle or by injury.” Mike said the board needs to be properly boxed up to be protected and he hoped it would hang in the new Karori Hall once it is built.

The Karori WWI honours board.

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Leaf leapers jump for joy By Rachel Binning

Old-fashioned fun never loses its appeal. Squeals of joy could be heard in the Botanic Garden on Tuesday, April 19 when children threw themselves at piles of autumn leaves as part of the holiday programme run from the Garden’s Treehouse. Newly appointed Garden Educator Anneke Mace put together and led an autumn theme with tones of childhood fun of the past.

Visitor experience team manager of Wellington Gardens Raydeen Cuffe said Anneke had created a “wonderful set of activities that created inspiring and meaningful memories for kids and their care providers”. The Leafy Leapers theme left smiles on the faces of both children and their parents. “Our school holiday programmes strive to bring to life the wonder and magic in nature we experience,” Raydeen said.

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It’s the end of the golden weather for another year, but some people still wander around bare-footed – with the potential to pick-up fungal infections of the feet (“athlete’s foot”), or out jogging getting hot and sweaty. If sweat builds-up in the groin area for example, it can lead to another type of fungal infection commonly known as “jock itch”. Skin-related fungal infections occur mainly in warm, moist areas, for example within skinfolds, under the breast, around the groin, in the vagina and between the toes. Initially the skin can look red and rash-like, but can also be scaly, cracked and peeling, and become inflamed and very itchy (athlete’s foot). With jock itch, the skin is itchy with raised red patches and sharp borders. In contrast, ringworm – a fungal infection that can occur after direct contact with an infected animal - usually appears on the arms, legs, face, neck or body-trunk as a flat, red, itchy, ring-shaped sore that is clear at the centre

but with a red scaly boarder. Infected skin can become uncomfortable - especially if hot, and painful. At its worst, the skin can split and secondary bacterial infection can occur. Athlete’s foot is easy to catch from walking around public swimming pools, camp ground facilities and other areas where there are puddles of water through which many people walk in bare feet. The fungi organisms can live in the puddles - thriving in the warm and moist conditions, and on surfaces that infected people have touched and onto which their shed skin has settled. “If you have itchiness and flaky skin between your toes”, caution Self Care pharmacists, “or notice a red scaly spot on your skin, you are likely to have a fungal infection. You need to come and see us so we can advise about the best care and treatment options.” Self Care pharmacists will also advise you about ways to prevent getting fungal infections in the future, or pass-

ing them on to others. Such advice includes: • Keep dry the skin areas prone to infection. This is important especially after sweaty sports and bathing/ showering. Wash sweaty areas and towel-dry well. Maybe use a hair dryer to dry between the toes. • Don’t wear tight clothing for long periods (because it can lead to moisture build-up on the skin), or clothing made from fabrics that stop moisture wicking away from the skin. • Wear flip-flops in public showers and when walking around swimming pools, or wear other suitable footwear that protects your feet from contact with the ground and prevents them picking-up any fungal organisms. • Don’t share clothing, shoes, towels, etc. • Let sweaty shoes dry out thoroughly before re-wearing them. • Change socks and underclothes daily. • Inspect your pets for fungal infections and treat them if

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Wednesday April 27, 2016

An outstanding young speaker recently won the Regional Wellington Race Unity Speech Competition before placing in the top six at the National Finals. At just 15 years of age, year 12 Queen Margaret College student Mira Karunanidhi was the youngest speaker ever to win the regional competition. The Wellington competition, held on March 23 at the National Police Headquarters, showcased 15 talented young orators from around the region speaking on the subject ‘Stand Up for Racial Unity, Don’t be a Bystander’. “It was very surreal, the speeches from the other speakers were of a very high standard and I was thrilled to be advancing to the national competition,” Mira said. Following her win, Mira spoke at the National Finals on April 9 at Te Mahurehure Marae in Auckland. She won her semi-final round against six other speakers before placing in the top six of about 200 participants nationwide. Mira said all the speakers conveyed positive messages about racial unity. “They all articulated hope for the future. “I spoke about what race unity means for me, the consequences of being a bystander, how I can

Year 12 Queen Margaret College student Mira Karunanidhi speaking at the National Race Unity Speech Competition. PHOTO: Tom Mackintosh

inspire other people to stand up for race unity and what ‘unity in our midst’ would look like.” She may not have won the finals but Mira has learnt the competition is not just about winning. “It takes a lot of courage to be able to get up and speak in front of a room full of people and I think, regardless of whether you won, the experience was the most rewarding aspect.”

Following the Race Unity Competition Mira spoke at the United Nations Secondary School Speech Competition on April 12 and was runner up with only one point between herself and the winner. She is looking forward to putting her oratory skills to the test once more at the Lions Young Speechmaker Contest and the Stockley Cup later in the year.

Dead Bug Live The title of Kate Lepper’s latest exhibition Dead Bug Live opening next month at Toi Pōneke is no metaphor. Developed especially for the Toi Pōneke space Dead Bug Live is a novel viewing system formed around the carcass of a dead bush cricket, kikipounamu. The work references childlike fascination for keepsakes from the wild. Entry to the screening is by koha with proceeds going to the Wellington branch of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society. The play will run from May 7-28 at Toi Pōneke Gallery, 61 Abel Smith Street.

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Kaka program ends

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Zealandia’s kaka banding and nest box monitoring programme has come to an end after nearly 15 years and thousands of hours of volunteer work. Kaka birds were reintroduced to Zealandia in 2002 and have been one of the eco-sanctuary’s success stories. There are 36 nestboxes that will continue to be maintained throughout the sanctuary, but they will no longer be monitored twice a week. The presence of banded birds within the population will continue to generate valuable data but over time the sight of unbanded kaka will become the norm.

By Sharnahea Wilson

A Khandallah paramedic exemplifies what it means to serve by helping people out both locally and overseas. T h i s A n z a c D a y Ja m e s McGregor honoured those who served including his great-grandfather who was a Lancer with the British Army during World War One. “For me, Anzac Day is a time to reflect on what I and others have gone through, and what our service men and women are still going through,” James said. Helping people either in the Wellington Free Ambulance’s green paramedic uniform or the New Zealand Army fatigues was a journey James embarked on at an early age. After joining the New Zealand Army in 1998, James spent the following six years posted in East Timor and Bouganville as part of New Zealand’s peacekeeping missions. While his duties consisted mainly of preventative treatment for the soldiers, he helped a lot of the local inhabitants for injuries and all sorts of ailments - something he likened to his paramedic role here in Wellington. “Treating a patient in unusual places, whether it be the jungles of East Timor or a mountain bike track in Karori, is similar without the worry of a tactical threat.” In 2008 James moved to Khan-

James McGregor of Khandallah serves the Wellington Free Ambulance this Anzac Day.

dallah and joined the Wellington Free Ambulance. “There’s so much variety, and you meet some incredible people who have amazing stories to share.” James is still able to find the time to be an Army Reserve member where he is required to spend a minimum of 20 days each year attending Reserve events.

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Wednesday April 27, 2016

Wellingtonians are spoilt for choice when it comes to culinary options and this monthly feature will not only let you know where to enjoy your favourite cuisine but also what is new or special to try once you get there!

Dish of the Month New a la carté menu at Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar Dish of the Month: Skin on Groper Whitby’s new a la carté menu débuts on Thursday 28 of April. Located on level 17 of the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, the restaurant features generous views overlooking Lambton Quay, emulating natural light in the day and city glows in the evening. Known for our extensive buffet and quaint high tea, the refresh of the a la carté menu aspires a true taste of the region, alongside international fare. Executive Chef Kiran Padhi relished

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the opportunity to craft the new menu. Focusing on fresh produce, the main courses range from Aged Beef Sirloin sourced from the Wairarapa, to our May Dish of the Month, Skin on Groper. Cooked pan-fried, the dish is served with edamame & chorizo risotto, creamy bisque, pea tendril and a black tapioca cracker. Authenticity is cultivated from crayfish undertones in the sauce and the complementary flavours of the chorizo and fish. The Groper is locally sourced from Nino’s and is recommended paired with one of two Marlborough wines; Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc or Starborough Pinot Gris. The a la carté menu is available 5.30pm – 10.00pm daily and bookings are recommended. We invite locals to experience our dish of the month and to end the evening at our Piano Bar, where our resident pianist Shaun Johnson performs Monday through Saturday.  Contact Whitby’s on 04 499 9500 or visit our website to book online


Tinakori Bistro Here at Tinakori Bistro we value two things: Food & Family. There is no better way to show your family that you love them by cooking for them. With Mother’s Day just around the corner we would like to invite you to bring your mother, nana or aunty to put their feet up and let us do the cooking.

Gatsby Tapas

Gatsby’s Jambalaya is our own creation. Jambalaya, and Spanish Paella are fused together, creating our sumptuous signature dish. The Gatsby Jambalaya has an assortment of succulent chicken, spicy chorizo and fresh seafood which we combine with chilies, wild rice and tomatoes in a smoky paprika base, finished with

Especially opening for Lunch on Mother’s Day, Tinakori Bistro are offering a Complimentary Kombucha & Spanish Cava Cocktail on arrival for all Special Mothers. For more Information and Reservations please call 04 990 567 or email

garlic mussels. Once again this dish was inspired by the owner Rosi, who is well travelled and brings her inspirational ideas home to share with the Kapiti Coast. Come in to Gatsby’s in Poplar Ave, Raumati South and try Gatsby’s Jambalaya, you won’t be disappointed!

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Wednesday April 27, 2016


ABOUT Thousands attend Dawn Parade

By Rachel Binning

Stories were told, friendships rekindled and military might displayed during Anzac Day 2016 celebrations on Monday, April 25.

Good numbers braved the clear autumnal conditions to mark the day and remember the wars New Zealand has been a part of, at both at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and at Wellington Cenotaph.

Remarkable 102-year-old Mrs Evelyn Hutchins of Newlands who was an Air Force transport driver in New Zealand during WWII defied age once again to ascend the Wellington Cenotaph stairs to place a wreath.

Geoffrey R. Moss who served on the HMS Achilles and HMNZS Bellona during WWII continued as he has been doing for the past 13 years to accept wreaths on behalf of the Wellington RSA.






Staff at Pukeahu National War Memorial explained this year’s Anzac celebrations centred on the anniversary of Battle of Jutland in World War One with a focus on the war on the western front.




PHOTO CREDIT: Bella Photography


(1) Alexander Grieg-More wearing his medals from East Timor and his grandfather’s medals from Italy and Africa along with Matthew Harnettwith his medals from Afghanistan and Solomon Islands. (2) Saba Vallipuram of Chrton Park and Pepe Robertson of Berhampore representing the New Zealand Red Cross at the wreath laying ceremony. (3) Crofton Downs resident and retired Gunner Dave Sowerby (4) Reired Lance corporal Carey Clements of the Wellington RSA. (5) Warrant officer marine technician Rewi Waaka shares a joke with Richard Roe ex Communications yeoman Royal Navy (6) Chance to catch up: Tessa Milne, Warrant officer class two Geoffrey Smith and Marie Milne. (7) Still going strong: Past Air Force transport driver 102 year old Mrs Evelyn Huttchin of Newlands is assisted in laying her wreath. (8) Members of New Zealand Sikh Society (Wellington) Inc. after laying a wreath on ANZAC day. (9) Ngaio’s Sutherland family - Grant, Lily, 6, Kerry and Katie, 4 stand next to the laid wreaths at the Wellington Cenotaph

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NORTHLAND SCHOOL Nominations are invited for the election of 3 parent representatives for a three-year term A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on 13 May 2016 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.

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Board of Trustees’ Election Nominations are invited for the election of 6 parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters.

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Nominations close at noon on 20th May 2016 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.

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Table Tennis: Come and join in the fun and get fit at Centennial Hall (opp. New World) where Newlands Table Tennis Club meet every Tuesday from 7.30pm.

Bible Study THE STORY OF HOPE, Churton Park Community Centre, 75 Lakewood Ave, Thursday 28 April 7pm, All Welcome! Contact Jack: 022046 8996 or 04 478 8357.

Amesbury School Fundraiser Come and do your own MOTHER’S DAY MANICURE with Jamberry Nail Wraps! Wednesday 4 May, Amesbury School, Churton Park, 7.30pm-9.30pm. Tickets $25 and include full demo,View supper andWainuiomata prize draw. RSVP rach@ the News


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Wednesday April 27, 2016

Young sportswoman selected for Wellington hockey team By Sharnahea Wilson

A 17-year-old local student is the youngest sportsperson to be selected for this year’s Under 21 Capital Hockey Team. Year 13 student of Samuel Marsden Collegiate College Julia Gluyas has been playing hockey since she was seven years old, and this year all her hard work has paid off. “I started playing as a goal keeper permanently in year seven,” Julia explained. “It is the best feeling at the end of the day to know you have helped your team win the game.” After spending a weekend trialing for the rep team, Julia was chosen to be part of a squad that would go on to train together for about a month before the final team was selected. “I was happy just to make it that far. I knew either way it would be a great development opportunity.”

Julia was then selected to be one of only two goalies who would take part in this year’s Under 21 Capital Hockey Team. “I was super excited to be chosen.” The dedicated player participates in the under 21 squad, a Victoria University club team and her high school hockey team. Next year she is hoping to head to an American university on a hockey scholarship and said her selection into the team would be a big help in that process. In a week’s time Julia will head down to Dunedin with the Under 21 team to face off against five other teams in a national competition. “There has been a lot of training [ahead of the competition]. It’s a good intensity and some days we go really hard.” The athlete went to Dunedin last year for a different hockey competition and said she is “really excited” to return.

Local student Julia Gluyas at the National Association Under 18 tournament last year. PHOTO: Dale Findlay

Running for fun on Mother’s Day Wellingtonians will be running and walking for a good cause this Mother’s Day, helping raise funds for the Heart Foundation. The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/ Walk will take place at Wellington’s Waterfront, with women from all around the region preparing to walk and run for charity on May 8. The event, which is part of a nationwide initiative run by Jennian Homes to support the Heart Foundation’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign, begins at 9.30am and follows a five kilometre route. As a proud supporter of ‘Go Red for Women’, Jennian Homes will be giving $20,000 to the

charity to support women’s heart health, as a result of the Mother’s Day events. Belinda Barber of Jennian Homes Wellington said the event is very important to the company. “It is a great event and an incredibly fun way to spend Mother’s Day, and we encourage as many women as possible in the Wellington region to register and show support for women’s heart health.” Gerry Devlin, Medical Director for the Heart Foundation said Heart disease was often thought to be a male problem, but it is the number-one killer of women both in New Zealand and globally.

“Kiwi women are four times more likely to die of heart disease than breast cancer, a largely unknown fact. “Since the Heart Foundation began [Jennian Homes] has invested more than $55 million into research and cardiology training, which has a direct impact on saving lives.” To add an extra special touch for 2016, all entrants will receive the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/ Walk t-shirts featuring a design by iconic New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell.  To register for the event go to Registrations close on May 3.

Johnsonville cricket success From left to right: Xara Jetly, Sanjiv Jetly, Sam Hutchison and Gary Swain attend the Cricket Wellington Awards on Thursday, April 14. Xara was captain of the Johnsonville Cricket Club’s Premier Girls’ team and Sanjiv the manager. The girls’ team took out their grade this year winning every game but one. Sam is captain of the Full Tossers Johnsonville team and Gary is also a member of the team. The lads were winners of the Wellington T20 Division Two grade.

2016 Tennis Championships It was an exciting year for the annual College Sport Tennis Championships. In this year’s girls singles competition Christy Robinson of Samuel Marsden Collegiate College faced off against her fellow pupil Maggie Dai, talking out the final 4-0, 5-3. In the boys singles grade George Stroupe of HIBS won gold in the final game against William Brownlie of the same club. And in the boy’s doubles, Scots College students Finley Hall and Ryo Minakata took out their fellow Scots College students Milo Benn and Joshua Gwynne. Sacred Heart girls Bridie Burns and Shaunee Mahuika took out Queen Margaret College students Grace McLean and Ivy Mclean in the girls doubles competition.


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