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More parking needed By Sharnahea Wilson

The Johnsonville Community Association is calling on the Wellington City Council to sort out the lack of public parking in the central suburb. “Public parking in Johnsonville has been badly eroded by road widening,” Community Association member Graeme Sawyer said. Graeme pointed out how almost all of the parking in Johnsonville is privately owned by Stride who owns the mall, both Countdown supermarkets and the Warehouse. “Some of us believe the Wellington City Council has been utterly negligent in allowing a massive parking shortage to develop in central Johnsonville.” Johnsonville Community Association member Graeme Sawyer points out the parking issues on Frankmoore Avenue.

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One Longview Rest Home resident has been going for walks most mornings since she moved into the home over a year ago, and last week a six year old girl decided this dedication was worthy of a present. Enliven Longview resident Aletta Strijdon moved into the home on April 5, 2015 and has been going for morning walks six days a week ever since. Each day Aletta walks up the hill which Longview is situated on and walks all the way around the block and back

up the hill. Last week the young Redwood Ave resident, Ferne Powell, said to her mother Sharlene, “mummy, I think that lady needs a present for all her hard work”. Sharlene agreed with Ferne and they bought Aletta a box of chocolates and went to visit her at the home. “I was quite surprised because I like walking. It’s a pleasure and it is necessary because I need exercise. “I am an independent soul,” Aletta said about receiving the chocolates. The devoted 93-year-old said

she enjoys walking because she likes seeing all the different gardens around Tawa, and the flowers that grow in them. Aletta grew up in Namibia where it was hot and dry, so she rarely ever saw flowers. “It is a bad climate and they don’t spread so easily over there.” Aletta migrated to New Zealand in 2001 and decided to move to Longview from her flat in Masterton last year. About one month ago a new resident, who also liked walking, moved into Longview. “Now I have someone to walk with,” Aletta said.


Ferne Powell, 6, with Longview resident Aletta Strijdon.


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He said the issue would only worsen with the proposal of medium density housing in the area. “The Wellington City Council has started ignoring the rule in the district plan that specifically requires all residential developments to include at least one offstreet car park per dwelling. “WCC officers have ‘allowed’ these breeches of the rules in central Johnsonville on that basis that ‘the residents will live close to the town centre and will not need cars’,” he said. T h e a s s o c ia t io n wa s strongly promoting the idea of public / pr ivate partnership between the Wellington City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and Stride. Stride currently has the resource consent to build a car parking facility that would provide 1200 more parking spaces in Johnsonville. Deput y Mayor Just i n Lester agreed something needed to be done about


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Johnsonville Community Association member Graeme Sawyer stands next to the lot where medium density housing dwellings will be developed. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson

parking in Johnsonville with incoming medium density housing developments. “That’s one of the biggest issues around medium density housing therefore I’ve always voiced my concerns around the impact of medium density housing on existing infrastructure. “For the off street stuff it’s

a council consenting issue if new developments are being built and I want to see much stricter requirements,” he said. Mr Lester said it would make sense for the council to work with Stride. “It could be a great opportunity for Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council

to leverage off what they’re doing to get some more parking in Johnsonville. “I’d love to see park and ride in that facility too.”  Do you think parking is an issue in Johnsonville? Let us know your thoughts by sending a letter to the editor to

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Police station reduces office hours By Sharnahea Wilson

After more than 20 years of being accessible eight hours per day, Monday to Friday, the Johnsonville Police station has reduced its opening hours. As of Monday, May 2 the Johnsonville Police station will be open to the public for four hours each day, from 11am until 3pm. The decision to reduce the station’s opening hours came after a review of police stations across the country was conducted. “The review identified a lot of the stations weren’t quite up to spec in terms of health and safety, and that was the case here,” Senior Sergeant Daniel Hughes said. He said there had recently been a number of incidents at stations across the country, including a firearms discharge, which had been a danger to those working at the front desk. “There will now be constabulary staff manning the desk for the four hours,” Mr Hughes explained. He said the New Zealand police force was doing a lot to

upgrade security, and part of this was deciding where, and how best, to use resources. “We will be open for four hours now rather than eight because it is not a good use of resources to having a sworn officer waiting behind a desk for people to come into the station.” Mr Hughes said although members of the public could see this as the police reducing their services to the community, this would not be the case. “Instead of spending eight hours behind a desk, with potentially six of those not doing anything, we will spend four hours at the station. We want to be out there preventing crime.” The previous position of manning the desk was moved to the Wellington Central Police station as it is much busier than Johnsonville, Mr Hughes explained. “We haven’t lost any staff, the position has just been moved to Wellington,” he said. Mr Hughes stressed that there were other ways the public could get in touch with the police. He said people could call 111

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Senior Sergeant Daniel Hughes of the Johnsonville Police station. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

for emergencies, call the general enquiries on 3812000, or visit the police website if it is less urgent. “We will also have an up-

graded phone system installed outside the front of the station so people can pick up the phone and speak to someone after hours.”

Karori Mobil to provide postal services As of July the Mobil petrol station in Karori will offer postal, courier, bill payment and PO Box services on behalf of the New Zealand Post. New Zealand Post announced in June 2014 it was seeking a local business to provide services on its behalf in Karori and following a lengthy search, an agreement was reached with the local Mobil service station. New Zealand Post General Manager for Retail Distribution, Tracey Berry, said Karori customers would be able to

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services would be a welcome addition to the business. “We are proud to be part of the Karori community and to be able to offer these New Zealand Post services to our customers. “We’re also committed to ensuring people receive a high standard of service,” John said. New Zealand Post’s Karori PO Boxes will be relocated to Mobil’s premises and the services will start on July 28. Tracey said New Zealand Post would write to their PO Box customers ahead of the move

but there would be no change to PO Box numbers. “Customers looking to access over-the-counter banking, as well as more complex banking services like opening an account or applying for a home loan, can visit the New Zealand Post and Kiwibank stores in Lambton Quay, Manners Street or Featherston Street.” The existing PostShop at 261 Karori will close at 5pm on Wednesday, July 27. “Until then it’s business as usual in Karori,” Tracey said.

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mean-sounding name. Christine encouraged the children not to be afraid and really get behind the words. “You’ve got to be theatrical, this is Shakespeare!” she said. One that came up was “doghearted, tottering clodpole” which in modern English would mean a cruel idiot who couldn’t walk straight. The children also practiced their penmanship with quills and wrote out their name creations. Hemani Parmar, 7, was delighted with her newly-learned skill and was particularly proud of her insult “pox-marked, warped flax-wench”. “I’m going to say it to my best friend,” she said. Jersey-Rose Perrot-Lealamanua, 7, was equally enthusiastic. “I’m going to make my own ones now!” she said.

A Wellington first for education By Sharnahea Wilson


“Shakespeare can be a risk because of the age of the children,” librarian Eloisa Ascoli said. She said the dense language he used could be hard to understand but doing it this way was “a good introduction to Shakespeare”. As part of the library’s school holiday programme, the children got a brief introduction to A Midsummer Night’s Dream and to the history of Shakespeare’s life, before learning how to call each other names using Shakespeare’s words. Librarian Christine Bucklar explained the importance of beginning each insult with “thou art” or “thou”. Then the children picked three pieces of paper, each one containing a rude word from a Shakespearean play, and combined them to make a

For the first time ever, a Wellington school had the opportunity to host an education summit run by Google training partner EdTechTeam. Amesbury School in Churton Park hosted about 250 teachers and eight EdTechTeam members at an education summit over three days from April 26-28. At the summit teachers learned about technology and programmes they could use in the classroom with the help of EdTechTeam. EdTechTeam regional director for Australia and New Zealand Kimberley Hall said the team teaches educators about Google Apps for Education and why they make classroom life more exciting. “Google Apps for Education

replicates Microsoft Office but it is Cloud based so teachers can access anything from anywhere that has the internet,” Kimberley explained. She said one major reason teachers love Google Apps is that they provide a very collaborative form of learning. “When teachers use Google Docs they can have all the kids working on the same document at the same time – it challenges the way kids work together.” Over the three day summit Kimberley and the rest of the team talked educators through online tools they could use in the classroom, starting with a keynote presentation at the beginning of each day. “Teachers get encouragement out of being able to connect with others – they are brilliant at shar-

ing with one another.” The summits are run worldwide, including one in Auckland and one in Christchurch, but this was the first summit to be held in Wellington. Amesbury School was built around contemporary and flexible learning models, Kimberley explained. “This made it the perfect place

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The same suburb for seventy-two years By Sharnahea Wilson

After spending 72 years living in the same suburb of Wellington, a Karori man and his wife decided they needed a change of scenery. Henry Brittain was born in Island Bay but moved to Karori with his family at the age of four, and until last Friday, he had lived there ever since. Henry’s family roots in Karori extend back to having an aunty who farmed there in the 1880s. Having grown up on Gipps Street, Henry attended Karori Main School which is now Karori Normal School. He recalled playing with his friends at the Wrights Hill Fortress in the 1950s where they would run away from the farmer on his horse next door and explore the tunnels with torches.

“The guns were still there then and we used to sit on them. You could turn them around and everything. It was a great place to play.” Henry then attended Wellington Boys College, which his grandson now goes to. “He is the fifth generation of our family to attend Wellington Boys and is the fi rst fifth generation student ever.” When Henry married his wife Lorraine the pair moved to Cornford Street for about five years before living on Karori Road for over 40 years. He worked for many years in government administration and spent the last 20 years of his career in police administration. Henry has always been heavily involved in the Karori community. He used to volunteer at the

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The concept of cranzac biscuits started off with a father and his children, a grandmother’s biscuit recipe, and an innovative idea. Three years ago The Breeze radio host Steve Joll was making Anzac biscuits with his children and they decided to add some cranberries for a bit of extra flavour. “I got a phone call from Steve out of the blue – he had made the biscuits at home,” New World Thorndon store manager Reese Drake said. Steve decided to contact New World to see if they would help

him make and sell the biscuits with proceeds going to the Wellington Returned and Services Association. “We had no idea what it was going to turn in to. We thought it was just a 50 packet thing,” Reese said. The cranzac biscuits flew off the shelves with 2,300 packets sold in the first year alone. The biscuits have become more and more popular each year. Thorndon New World sold 3,200 packets in the second year which “just blew [them] away”. This year the biscuits were more sought after than ever, and with a new chocolate dipped option there

were 4,400 packets sold. On the morning of April 27, from the proceeds of the 22,000 biscuits sold, The Breeze and New World handed a $6000 cheque to a representative of the Wellington RSA. In the first year the team had handmade and weighed every biscuit individually before packaging them and tying a bow on each one, Reese explained. New World has now streamlined packaging with stickers. Reece said at the end of the day it is all for a good cause. “People just get behind it, that’s Wellington for you,” he said.

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Young gardeners Audrey Lim, 8, Chloe Kim, 4 and Claire Xu, 5, proudly display the akeake plants they potted.

Keen young gardeners sow seeds By Sharnahea Wilson

Seeds were planted and dirt was a-plenty at during recent gardening holiday session at the Newlands Community Centre. For the second year running the Woodridge Planters group contributed to the Newlands Community Centre holiday activities. The planters ran a gardening session for primary school children, with some keen young kindergarteners joining in the fun too. The budding gardeners learned how to sow seeds,

prick out seedlings from trays and then pot them. Each child took home an ice-cream container sown with a salad mixture, a punnet with the seeds of the rengarenga (a native lily) and even two akeake trees which they had repotted themselves. Woodridge Planters’ Michele Rowe from, with help from Peter Gilberd, set up the gardening session and said the children loved gardening. “[They] concentrate like mad and do it extremely well,” she said. Michele said the chil-

dren were not daunted by the small size of the seeds but rather they happily placed each seed one by one in the right spot. Peter said it was great to see some familiar faces at the holiday programme. "It is good to see people returning from last year, and to hear that the plants they had taken home then are thriving, and still a source of pride.” Pippa Cubey from the Newlands Community Centre said she would like to see the programme continue as a regular event. "It is great fun," she said.

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Question: What do you think about the new mural in Karori?

Pip Tait, Karori

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I love it, I was really surprised about how good it turned out – it’s just spectacular.

I think it is too pale from the road, it is not until you are walking past that you get to see the intricate details.

I haven’t quite adjusted to it, you can’t quite see the words on it when you drive past but I think it is something that will grow on us.

I love it – the bird theme fits right in with the sanctuary perfectly, it supported local artists and kids were involved.

It is beautiful – it’s colourful, diverse and the fact that they used a local artist as inspiration is really important.

Longest dwelling residents The Independent Herald newspaper is looking for the longest dwelling residents in each suburb our paper covers. If you or someone you know has been living in the same suburb in the Northern or Western areas of Wellington for

many years and has a great story to tell us about how that particular suburb has changed over that time, we would love to hear from you. Send an email to and tell us all about your life in the Independent Herald catchment area.

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

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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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‘Animals’ go on suburb safari “Wild animals” will be roaming around Wellington on a safari throughout the city’s suburbs and will make their way around iconic sites such as the Cable Car. The race to explore Wellington, as part of Orienteering Hutt Valley’s annual Metlink City Safari, will include over 700 participants. Contestants will be making their way around the city, by foot and with the use of all forms of public transport, as part of Wellington’s biggest navigation event. Metlink City Safari manager Kelvin Thiele said this year’s event would have a wild animal theme to acknowledge the new starting location at Wellington Zoo. “Teams will start the Safari ex-


ploring the Zoo and locating and identifying images of wild animals. They’ll then set off to explore the rest of the city, tracking down tigers in Miramar, meerkats in Petone and baboons in Kenepuru.” Each participant will be given a map book, which will tell them where the wild animal images are, and a day pass. The teams will then race to visit and identify as many of the wild animals as possible in the three or six hour time limit. The day pass can be used for all forms of public transport and teams can take the train to Petone, the cable car to Kelburn, the bus to Island Bay, or the ferry to Day's Bay. Greater Wellington Regional

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New chapter for City Council libraries The Wellington City Council run libraries will step into the future with a brand new, modernised issuing system. A new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) selfservice book issuing system will soon be installed across all Wellington City Council libraries. Customers from all 12 branches will be able to self-issue up to five books in one scan.

The Central Library will go live with the new system at the end of May. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown was impressed with the RFID machines and said they would be quicker and would make using the library a more simple exercise. “Our libraries are focused on meeting customer needs and the new equipment will enable staff to spend more

time answering customer inquiries and providing agespecific programmes for pre-schoolers through to seniors,” she said. Councillor Sarah Free, Council’s community facilities portfolio leader, said the upgrade would offer users the best of modern technology. “I'm pleased to say there will be no staff reductions as a result of this upgrade.” She said the librarians at each branch were incredibly knowledgeable and the technology meant they would be able to focus on helping people find specialised resources or use library services. While the installation is underway, city libraries will offer free replacement library cards to use with the new machines.

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A significant expansion of Wellington City Council’s ‘seriously oversubscribed’ arts fund was proposed at a recent meeting of the council’s economic growth and arts committee. The committee agreed to allocate about $400,000 in funding to 26 organisations and events, including the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. A further $69,000 was allocated to an extra 20 organisations and initiatives for one-off projects. The majority of committee members agreed

an increase in the arts and culture fund should be considered as part of the 2016-17 Annual Plan deliberations. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said all the organisations that applied to the council made “hugely important” contributions to Wellington’s ‘creative capital’ status. “These groups not only make the city compellingly attractive to Wellingtonians but they also enhance the capital’s reputation both nationally and internationally.” Committee Chair and

Onslow-Western Ward Councillor Jo Coughlan said all the organisations that have secured threeyear funding arrangements make contributions which provide opportunities for the city’s arts communities. “These organisations are critical to Wellington. They are considered a feature of Wellington’s unique sense of place.” Mrs Coughlan said it was a real priority for the Wellington City Council to put more focus on the arts funding and to strengthen the city’s creative capital status.




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Wednesday May 4, 2016

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Tomorrow’s Ideas, Today, at the Better Home & Living Show The Wellington Better Home & Living Show will throw open its doors this Friday, bringing with it the latest on how to improve our homes and our lifestyles. For three days, over 200 exhibitors will gather at the Westpac Stadium to showcase emerging trends, cuttingedge innovations and industry expertise. Five distinct sections will feature the best in homes, gardens, bodies and minds, transport and community groups. Even better, visitors will be treated to show-only bargains that they won’t find anywhere else. Director, Daniel Joll says, “This is a must-see event for those of us wanting to enhance our homes and improve our lives. Wellingtonians can look forward to a show packed with inspiration, innovation and expert advice. There will be a good range of heating options, plus a huge variety of beds and bedding. Kitchens, bathrooms, plants and garden equipment, furniture, home décor, flooring and solar solutions will be on display, as well as fuelefficient cars, health products, bee keeping, electric bikes – and everything in between. There really will be something for everyone.” One lucky show visitor will win “The Newstalk ZB Healthy You”, a fantastic home and lifestyle package worth $13,000. This comprises a Fujitsu e3 high wall heat pump and installation valued at $3,500 from Frost Industries; a Slumberzone Pandora queensize mattress and base valued at $3,699 from House of Beds; $3,000 worth of paint, wallpaper and/or curtains from Resene; plus home insulation from Insulmax to the value of $3,000. To enter, visitors only need supply their contact details on arrival. The winner will be drawn when the show closes on Sunday evening and will be announced on Newstalk ZB the following day. Winter is all about keeping the home warm and dry, so there will be a great selection of heating and insulation, along with more indulgent ways to keep warm. Saunas will be on offer, and for the first time at the show, Stoked Stainless Ltd will be featuring its stylish, wood-fired Hot tubs, electric spas and bath tubs. Each is handmade in New Zealand, using stainless steel and cedar - all will have an average of $300 discounted off it during the show. Just a few of the other stand-out show

specials can be found at the Kitchen Studio site, where they will be giving a maximum $5,000 giveaway with every kitchen booked at the show (conditions apply). The bulgari gold display kitchen, which will feature an alpine white benchtop, an island, corner pantry and double Smeg oven, will also be on sale for a super-special price. The team at the Gas Hub will be offering a free connection to natural gas if homes are within 40 metres of the gas main in the street, saving homeowners around $2,000. Meanwhile Mitre 10 will be taking 30% off the purchase price of Pink Batts and Green Stuff roof and underfloor insulation (both installed by Pink Fit). They will also be throwing in a free flue with every wood-burning fire bought at the show. In addition to a whole host of other showonly specials, the ‘Informed Living’ seminar series will provide hot tips and expert advice from industry professionals. The free daily talks will cover bathroom and kitchen design, renovating, maximising outdoor spaces, choosing colour and maintaining a healthy back. The show runs for three days, with the Sunday being Mother’s Day, so why not treat mum to a day filled with inspiration for the home and her wellbeing? In keeping with the occasion, the Wellington Floral Art Society’s ‘Designer of the Year’ competition is themed ‘To Mother With Love’. The popular show feature attracts entries from the region’s top floral designers and is always a crowd pleaser.

TOP: Amazing Pots will be showcasing their gorgeous range of indoor & outdoor pots, imported from Italy & South Africa. The pots are durable but light-weight & are so stylish that they don’t need plants to look good. LEFT: Check out the foldable electric bikes from Ezirider that fit in your boot and have a 60 km range. RIGHT: Stoked Stainless Steel Ltd will have their handmade, wood-fired hot tubs, electric spas and bath tubs on display.


The ‘Informed Living’ Seminar Series Free daily seminars - Fri, Sat & Sun (located downstairs, between aisles 4 & 5, on the left) 10.30 am 11.30 am 12.30 pm 1.30 pm 2.30 pm 3.30 pm

This is just a minute taste of what is on offer – for a full serving, head to the Better Home & Living Show and experience it for yourself!

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For general enquiries you can email Should you have a more specific enquiry you can also contact one of the District Officers or Field Officers. Simply call 0800 PEOPLE (0800 - 736 753). Your call will be answered by one of our designated 0800 officers. Answer phones may be operating in some areas at certain times. Should this be the case, just leave your name and number and we’ll call you back.

Empowering you to be a successful speaker Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is more than 332,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,400 clubs in 135 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations. We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Toastmasters hold four annual speech contests and one contest goes through from club to international level. District 72 New Zealand takes pride in having had two World Champions of Public Speaking - David Nottage in 1996 and Brett Rutledge in 1998. David was the first New Zealander to win the World Championship, and has since established himself as a successful communication and public speaking trainer. When Brett joined a Toastmasters club he did not imagine that public speaking would provide him with a way of turning his unusual talent of imitating famous voices

into a full-time career as a corporate speaker and entertainer. In 2010, Robin Grieve was one of the nine finalists in the World Championship contest, although he was unplaced. In 2011, Kingi Biddle repeated Robin’s achievement as a World Championship finalist, but was also unplaced. In 2013, Kingi Biddle was runner-up to the World Champion. The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.

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LookingBack In this months Flashback segment we will delve into the archives of the Independent Herald and revisit some old issues to see what has changed between then and now. In this months Flashback, we go back to page 3, February 8, 1990.

A life time love of the theatre By Sharnahea Wilson

Melissa Armstrong 26 years later.

Following the original article in the Independent Herald, in 1991 Melissa Armstrong attended the National Theatre Ballet School in Melbourne. “At the time the school was directed by Ann Jenner who trained me one-on-one to return to Wellington to take part in the AHA awards, where I made the top 11. At the end of the year I was awarded a scholarship and an award for excellence,” Melissa explained. At the end of that year the keen dancer auditioned for the Australian Ballet School and was accepted. She then spent three years at the school being taught by Australia’s best teachers. “At the end I was lucky enough to guest with the Australian Ballet in their production of La Fille mal Gardee,” Melissa said. “Sadly, at the end of my training I received a bad injury. I took a year off back in Wellington to recover, but never returned to ballet.” After Melissa’s ballet career ended she moved to Sydney to study Information Technology at university. “During this time I was working full time for some large

corporations, but the theatre was still in the back of my mind.” In her late 20s Melissa attended the Sydney Theatre School, got a Diploma in Performance and has since worked in film, television and theatre. “My love for [the theatre] is hard to explain. It’s sometimes terrifying – auditions are horrendous – but when I’m performing, whether it be dance or acting, I feel nothing but joy.” Melissa has performed in several independent plays in Sydney as well as television commercials, shows such as Home and Away and Love Child, and a couple of American crime shows. “My acting career has slowed down [over] the past few years after having my son (now two and a half) and I now have another on the way (due in July),” Melissa explained. She said acting takes 100 per cent commitment, which is something she now gives to her family. “Currently when I’m not caring for my son I am working as an illustrator/designer, represented by a London and New York based art agent, with my art being used for products and fabric all over the globe.”

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The friendly staff from Johnsonvale Home.

“We’re like one big family” With 60 friendly and dedicated staff members, you can rest assured your loved ones will be well looked after at Johnsonvale Home. Clinical operational manager Brenda Wright said all of the rooms have been renovated recently. “We pulled out all of the old infrastructure and replaced it – every room got a makeover.” The friendly, homely nature of Johnsonvale sets the home apart from the rest. With a welcoming environment, residents get to know the staff as well as each other which creates a

family-like atmosphere. “The staff here treat the residents as if they were our own relations – we’re like one big family.” As the head of activities, divisional therapist Dee Wilkinson, ensured the residents are always happy and entertained with activities running eight hours a day, six days a week. “We have a lot of themed nights where we decorate the home, residents dress up and family members come along.” Johnsonvale Home hosts themed nights on special occasions including Easter, Valen-

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tine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and birthdays. “If there’s something to celebrate, we will do it,” Dee said. The residents also go out on regular trips to farms, museums and the movies as well as having regular entertainment from talented pianists and Irish dancers. Some residents will be taking a trip to a nearby rest home for a bowls tournaments while others will enjoy a fancy high tea for Mother’s Day. Brenda said the home has a fantastic Chef on hand who changes the menu on a regular

basis and caters for all residents nutritional needs. The Home provides Rest Home beds as well as Hospital beds for residents who may need extra care and a Registered Nurse is on-hand 24 hours a day. She said there are day care and respite care options for people who may need to go away for a week and want to rest easy knowing their loved ones will be well cared for. Brenda encouraged people who are looking for a nice home for their family members to come to Johnsonvale and have a personal tour.

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Handmade, crafted by their innate talent, and a labour of love are just some of the aspects we want to share on every product sold in our shop. We value the talent of less privileged people. By buying their creations, you are putting a nice meal on their table. We keep our advocacy by selling other products to provide more funding to our mission.



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Bring something new and fresh into your life - DanceXercise When and where – Term 2 now underway Tuesday: 9.30 to 10.30am at Karori at St Ninian’s Church Hall Wednesday: 9.30 to 10.30am Khandallah Presbyterian Church Thursday: 9.30 to 10.30am at Ngaio Town Hall

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Voix de Femmes prepare for their May 19 concert in Wadestown.

An enchanting choir concert By Sharnahea Wilson

A Wellington chamber choir will be singing a repertoire of French and English music at their upcoming concert in Wadestown. Wadestown choir director Marie Brown MNZM will be leading Voix de Femmes in their concert at St Lukes Anglican Church. Wellington’s chamber choir for women was formed with the support of the Alliance Française Wellington – a French language school. The choir’s broad repertoire specialises in choral works by both French and New Zealand composers, and they sing in a variety of musical styles. “My purpose is to focus on New Zealand and French music so it is quite specialised,” Marie said. “It’s really lovely to focus on the

two countries.” The singers have been putting on three concerts per year for the last four years and have sung regularly at French Embassy and Alliance Francaise celebrations. “Last year’s theme was ‘post cards’ which was based on World War I. It was a wonderful exploration of music,” Marie said. She said a highlight of the programme for the first concert of 2016 would be Les Sirenes by famous French pianist Lili Boulanger. The piece was first performed in one of Lili’s élite salon concerts in 1912. The sirens, described as mythical seductive sea creatures, had the power with their beautiful voices to lure sailors to destruction on the rocks. “Everything in the concert

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has a sea theme which ties the programme together nicely.” Marie, who was honoured last year for her services to choral music, will be joined by pianist Janey Mackenzie and soprano soloist Alicia Cadwgan. There will also be a French poetry reading during the concert which Marie said is a regular component of the choir’s concerts. Tickets for the concert on May 19 cost $20 and are available from the choir or at the door. Voix de Femmes will also be singing a selection of the programme in a one-hour free concert in the Marae at Te Papa on Sunday, May 8 at 3pm.

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Dinner party themed dance collective Two women from the northern suburbs have choreographed dance pieces and will be performing in the upcoming Crows Feet Dance Collective work ‘Hakari - Dinner Party’. Crows Feet Dance Collective will take Judy Chicago’s famous 1970s art installation Dinner Party as inspiration for its latest show. The collective is for women aged 35 plus who wish to dance and perform. Co-directed by Jan Bolwell and ex-director of Toi Whakaari, Annie Ruth, the performance is set to be an exhilarating combination of dance, language, visual imagery and music. “Judy Chicago, in her art making, celebrated famous women almost entirely within the Western tradition. We wanted to focus on famous women from our part of

the world, Asia and the Pacific,” Jan said. The directors have chosen 10 inspiring women who were controversial, loved, revered, loathed and vilified. Among those 10 were Kate Sheppard and Dame Whina Cooper. Khandallah Ballet Academy teacher Carolyn McKeefry and dance exercise teacher Tania Kopytko have been members of the dance collective for 10 years. The pair contributed their teaching, choreographic and performance skills to the group. Four Crows Feet groups will combine for this major production. Carolyn’s group will present a contemporary Indian style dance inspired by Indira Ghandi and Indian dance styles. Tania’s group on the other hand will present two dance pieces that will celebrate the tennis champion Evonne Goolagong.

Churton Park Community Centre There are all sorts of fun and interesting classes taking place throughout the coming month. Regular classes are back in action as of May 2. From Tuesday May 3 until Tuesday June 21 there will be a new term of painting classes from 10am-12pm. There will also be a few one-off events at the centre such as ‘Detox Your Life’ where people can learn how to identify and avoid toxins in their food, body care and cleaning products. For more information on the goings on at the community centre visit the Wellington City Council website.

Crows Feet Dance Collective members Tania Kopytko and Carolyn McKeefry. Three performances will take place at Whitireia Performance Centre in Te Aro, from May 27-29. To book tickets visit

History behind the music Music Planet started as Mainline music in 1980 selling a wide range of pianos, organs and keyboards. The business now has 11 stores trading as Music Planet across New Zealand, selling a wide range of musical instruments and sound equipment. Owner Roger Smith said the Wellington store was established when owners purchased Piano House of New Zealand which was in the old picture theatre in Riddiford St. “Our constant aim is to offer the most friendly, sincere and helpful

advice while presenting the best possible product range at the keenest prices and value,” Roger said. “Customer loyalty and satisfaction is the thing we strive for most. “We are New Zealand agents for many famous brands such as C Bechstein Pianos (Germany), Schimmel Pianos (Germany), Kohler and Campbell Pianos (Korea), Korg and Kurzweil keyboards, Vox Amps, Fender and Martin Guitars and we cover price ranges from entry level to professional.” PBA

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Animates, which has one of the biggest ranges of pet supplies and pet products in the country, has just launched its Autumn Winter 2016 collection for dogs. The range, which includes fashion and bedding, is designed to keep your dog warm as well as stylish this winter. The looks include: • Cozy outwear – cute and comfortable ways to keep your dog warm and protect them from the wind, rain or snow. As modelled by Baxter, who loves frisbees, cuddles and farmlife, the range features the Good 2 Go multi-stripe knit with pompom dog hat and a selection of super warm jackets in a range of fabrics and colours including this season’s on-trend colour purple. In addition there are doggy beds to match your pup’s style! • Statement coats – compliment your outdoor look with a statement coat for your precious pup. The range features a selection of super stylish coats ranging from the Bond & Co polka dot bomber dog jacket to the camo shearling wrap dog jacket.

The Yours Droolly dog mattress or square sided blue dog bed are also guaranteed to be a hit. • Winter knitwear – perfect for a wintery weekend out and about. As modelled by Bella, a sassy fashionista who has her own wardrobe, the range features a selection of snuggly and affordable jumpers including the cable knot Bond & Co Henley dog sweater and on-trend Argyle dog sweater. The one stop shop for all your pet requirements, Animates also offers a range of grooming services at selected stores to ensure your dog steps out in style. If you’re not sure about sizing why not come in and see our friendly staff who are on hand to help you with all your pet care needs. The Autumn Winter 2016 collection is now available in the Lower Hutt, Coastlands, Porirua and Kaiwharawhara stores as well as stores nationwide and online. Fashion range prices start from $14.98.  To view the collection or find out more about the grooming services go to

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Wednesday May 4, 2016



Generous grant for community facility By Sharnahea Wilson

One generous trust has given a gamechanging $139,000 toward the new Alex Moore Park development in Johnsonville. The development of the detailed plans, for a community and sports complex on Alex Moore Park, will soon be underway thanks to this significant contribution from the Johnsonville Charitable Trust. The complex was designed to improve community support and services as well as sporting facilities for the local area. Chairman of the Alex Moore Park Board Hadyn Smith was overwhelmed by the generosity of the grant from the charitable trust. “There are defining moments in every project and this is one of them. Without plans we couldn’t take that next step and receiving this grant from [the] Johnsonville Charitable Trust is the start of the road towards the start of construction in

2017,” he said. The 2100 square metre facility will incorporate a hall-meets-gymnasium, meeting rooms and function areas. It will also be configured to cater for a large variety of sporting, recreation and community uses. Johnsonville Charitable Trust Chair Tracy Hurst-Porter presented the cheque to Haydn. She said the trust was pleased to back key community projects such as the Alex Moore Park development. “The Trustees of Johnsonville Charitable Trust have a proud history of funding essential community facilities in the local area and has committed over $350,000 to local initiatives. “We look forward to the completion of this much needed community facility at Alex Moore Park," she said. The Alex Moore Park Board will be focused on finalising plans over the winter months with input from key partners, the community and the Wellington City Council.

Cheque presentation (from left) Chairman of the Alex Moore Park Build Hadyn Smith and from Johnsonville Charitable Trust, Jim Candiliotis, Tracy Hurst–Porter (Chair) and David Evans.

Dress for Success on Wellington’s Waterfront Dress for Success invited Wellingtonians to take part in their annual Power Walk in support of Wellington women getting into work. The walk will be five kilometres along Wellington’s waterfront on Saturday, May 14. Quality spot prizes and raffles will be up for grabs including a

night for two at Rydges Hotel, a three month membership to Les Mills, a lifestyle pack from Jeff Gray BMW and a subscription to Capital magazine. “Often changing your life is about putting one foot in front of the other and taking the fi rst step. Signing up for our Power Walk is a good way to

show support for women who want to do this,” Dress for Success Wellington President Jane Fanselow-Price said. The power walk is now in its fourth year and prides itself on being a fun, family-focused activity that people of all abilities can enjoy. “Funds raised make a real

difference to the lives of Wellington women on their journey to economic independence. We help them to be well presented and confident, as well as with interview and career skills,” Jane said. Registration starts in Frank Kitts Park from 9am with the walk starting at 10am. Entry is

From professional rower to proud coach By Sharnahea Wilson

Marsden Rowing Coaches Rachel Gamble-Flint and Tom Mann.

The new Marsden Collegiate College rowing coach had to make a big transition in a very short amount of time. When she was rowing professionally in the UK, now Marsden coach Rachel Gamble-Flint suffered from an injury which cut her sporting career short. “It was a very sudden finish,” Rachel said. The keen sportswoman wanted to stay involved in rowing in some form so she decided to become a rowing coach. After coaching in Australia at Melbourne Girls Grammar, Rachel went to Karori in July last year to work as the coach for the under 17s, under 16s and a few under 15s rowing girls. “It was a tough transition. I had a huge change in routine and life style in general,” Rachel said. When she was rowing professionally, Rachel would train three times per day, six days a week. “Coaching has been a good way of staying involved in rowing – it has really ignited my enthusiasm and

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passion for sport.” Rachel said the Marsden girls were incredibly hard working and enthusiastic throughout the season. “They had to do a lot of technical work. Training was very intense because we trained four mornings a week.” She said a highlight from the season was making four A finals and one B final in the North Island Secondary Schools rowing competition. “We were up there in the mix,” she said. The first thing that caught Rachel off guard was how windy Wellington could get. She said she was used to rowing on lakes so transitioning to rowing out on the sea where there is much more water traffic was a whole new experience. “The girls really wanted results so they stepped up to the challenge.” Rachel and the girls will start back with training toward the end of July this year. “Hopefully this year set a good foundation for next season. We need to keep building on the progress we have made so far.”

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