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“Still going strong” By Sharnahea Wilson

Despite popular opinion the Johnsonville Shopping Centre is looking “sad” a local councillor insists the mall is going strong. Last week media reported the local mall was “dying a slow death” while its owners Stride continued to sit on a $300 million upgrade of the complex. Around six retailers have left the

mall in the last couple of years, the latest being Pacific Jewellers. The business had been part of the shopping centre for 27 years. However, Wellington City Councillor Helene Ritchie rubbished claims the mall was ‘empty’ and said it was still as popular as ever. “A glance at the full car parks immediately tells a different story,” she said. Continued on page 2

Councillor Helene Ritchie rubbishes claims the Johnsonville mall is ‘dying’.

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A group of women enjoy a Pink Ribbon Breakfast at the Pennyblack Hairdressing salon in Karori. Penny Murdoch featured front, right. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson


Pink balloons were hung, gift bags were given out and delicious food was enjoyed at a Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Karori last week. Penny Murdoch hosted a breakfast to support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation at her salon Pennyblack Hairdressing in Marsden Village last Wednesday. Over the years Penny has owned the salon, she said she has lost a few clients to cancer. “That’s where the idea for the breakfast came from.” Once she decided to hold the event, Penny sent invitations out to her clients to attend the breakfast and pay a donation to the charity. Eleven women got together on the Wednesday morning and enjoyed a breakfast made by Penny, which included fruit jars and apple pastries.

Penny said even just talking about breast cancer raises awareness which was important. “It’s a fantastic cause.” Each attendee donated $30 which went directly to the foundation. The breakfast and gift bags were all part of Penny’s generous donation to the cause. There were two guest speakers on the morning. First was Cheryl Strawbridge from Mindfulness 4 U who spoke to the ladies about not missing out on the little things in life. Then L’Oreal representative Donna Stewart told the group about Pureology – a product originally designed for a woman going through chemotherapy. Penny collected funds for the Breast Cancer Foundation all throughout the month of May through the breakfast, giveaways and a raffle. With the help of her clients, Penny raised $770 for the worthy cause.

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Continued from page 1 “There are people who seem to want to repeatedly run down Johnsonville – complaining about everything instead of seeing the significant positive side of living in Johnsonville and the Northern Suburbs.” Ms Ritchie did, however, agree parking was a big issue. “There are ongoing issuesalways. Parking is one and has been for a long time, and it was inevitable that it would get worse. “One of the first issues I raised at Council when I was initially elected was the then and future need for a parking building. One vote stopped that. Had it passed, today the parking issues would have been significantly eased,” she said.

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Chief executive of Stride Peter Alexander said the company was in the process of considering different options for the redevelopment of the mall for the future. “Stride is focussed on providing a contemporary shopping centre that provides the best possible long-term outcomes for its retailers, shoppers, the local community and investors.” When asked why the mall had not been renovated despite receiving the go-head for a multi-million redevelopment in 2009, Mr Alexander said delays in consents and the impact of the global financial crisis caused a review of the concept. “Further analysis is being undertaken in light of the changing habits of contemporary shoppers and the

changing demography of the wider community around Johnsonville.” Though the development of a four storey car park has also been approved, at this stage no decision has been made on the development of a car park, Mr Alexander said. Adding insult to injury over the last week, heavy rain had caused flooding in parts of the mall on Saturday. Sand was scattered and buckets were placed to collect water at the Countdown while water also wreaked havoc in other parts of the mall.  Do you still shop at Johnsonville Mall or do you prefer to go elsewhere? Send us an email herald@

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Zealandia deliberations to start next week By Emma Moody WHITIREIA JOURNALISM STUDENT

Wellington City Council will start deliberations to purchase the Zealandia visitors centre next week. The council’s Annual Plan, which was first presented on March 29, outlined a proposal which would repay Zealandia’s $10.34 million loan. In 2012, the council loaned The Karori Sanctuary Trust Board (which trades as Zealandia) $10.34 million to build a visitors centre, in an attempt to boost revenue. The financial contribution by the council to funding the activities of the Trust is $1.55 million per annum, comprised of an $875,000 operating grant, $640,000 interest-free loan and $35,000 of other costs. Councillor Iona Pannett said the deliberations would span two days, June 1 and 2, and would involve some debates about how the proposal will go forward. “The council agreed to the loan to help ensure Zealandia’s future. “In hindsight, it was too big of a building but it has become such a big success,” she said.

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The proposal was put forward by the Trust and advised it did not anticipate being able to repay the loan. It expected its liabilities would soon exceed its assets as a result of depreciation, which meant the book value of the Visitor Centre would diminish annually. Ms Pannett said if the council went ahead with the deal to ‘address balance sheet pres-

sure and amend its governance arrangements,’ the running of the visitors centre would still be in Zealandia’s hands. Although the council had not officially read the concerns of the public, Ms Pannett said she had received some feedback. “We haven't looked at submitted responses yet, but some of the oral responses we have had are around the question ‘Why can't they manage,’”

she said. Ms Pannett said if the deal went ahead as planned, The Karori Sanctuary Trust Board would be an official part of the council family. “It’s really about letting Zealandia move from strength to strength. “The building will become an asset, meaning it can be used for functions and things like that,” she said.

Karori Road wall update By Sharnahea Wilson

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further development of the area has caused the final date to be pushed back to July. “With the increased scope to include upgrading the stormwater network on Flers Street, the contract programme now is for completion on July 2, 2016 weather pending,” Structures team leader Faiz Tawfeek said. The construction would include widening the narrowest section of the Karori Road

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Zealandia signed a memorandum of understanding with Victoria University on Tuesday morning in a ceremony attended by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. The agreement, signed by chair of Karori Sanctuary Trust Denise Church and Vice-Chancellor of Victoria Professor Grant Guilford, formalised the ongoing collaboration between the two organisations and proposed plans to build a joint research centre with a focus on urban ecology. Ms Wade-Brown said the partnership “is a great example of Wellington’s collaboration with research to help our biodiversity thrive in this natural capital”.

held on Thursday, May 26. Teams of three debated the By Sharnahea Wilson should topic “New Zealand double its refugee quota” at The Johnsonville Youth Onslow College. Awards saw another successful As hosts, Onslow College year the withaffi19rmative youngside students took of the being awarded for their efforts debate. over pastIntercollege year. Thethe Lions debate Chair of the Youth Award was created to provide an opTrustees, Chris Kirk-Burnnand, portunity for members of the said the event held in Johnsonville shopping centre, on October 22, was a great success and the Trust is looking to grow the event even further. “Each year there are so many outstanding applicants that impress the Trustees with their involvement in the wider community. “The Trust is focused on youth development and giving grants

A debate between two local high schools over the increase of New Zealand’s refugee quota drew an eager audience last week. The sixth annual debate between Newlands and Onslow Colleges, organised by the Johnsonville Lions Club, was

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A Sri Lankan food fair will be held at COUNSELLING the Johnsonville Community Centre AVAILABLE on Saturday November 7 from 10am to 2pm. The local Sri Lankan dance Wellington City academy is hosting thelocation food fair in orderAfter to fundraise towards the cost hours available of costumes for their dancers. On the day attendees can enjoy the taste of Sri Malcolm Dow Lankan rice and curry, string hoppers, Counselling kotthu, thosai, Sri Lankan savouries, INsweets TRAINING AT THEdrinks. INSTITUTEGo along on the and OF PSYCHOSYNTHESIS NZ day to support the dance academy PHand OR TXT: 027 220 6147authentic Sri Lankan enjoy some E:cuisine.

education for the past 18 years I knew Richard was not an ordinary teacher. “For the past 18 months, he has given my daughter and to have other them available every child in locally,” his year he said. seven and eight class the gift of local to commuaSecretary lifetime -of thethe ability believe nity patrol Cheryl was atto in themselves andAustin the skills alearn community liaison committee in the way that best suits meeting when Mr Sparrow them,” the nomination stated. mentioned theStationery’s water tanks.busiWarehouse “I saw them on manager Neighbourly ness development Mata too and then he and Te Pania said the came competition dropped one off at my house has gone from “strength to for me.” every year. strength” Cheryl then had people a few other “It is something really friends who jumped at the get behind. chance on water. “We to allstock knowuphow teachers “It’s a basic form go above and beyondof theinsurcall of ance,” duty,” she she said. said. “They don’t take up massive Husband of Richard’s nominaamounts of space.” tor, Ant Edwards explained Mr Sparrow saidwanted many people why the couple to give have water back bottles in different something to Richard. places around their in “As soon as we methouse Richard the case of an emergency, but a we knew there was something tank provided a decent supply exceptional about him. of“We waterwanted in one to place. do something He explained Christchnice for him sohow Maria decided

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local high school debating Onslow had narrowly won. teams to deliberate in front of Both judges agreed the debatin helpinghad others”. toanyoung people to help with skills audience. ing standard risen markedly MP Dunne education, sportPresident and the Sandra arts,” Lions Club over Peter the years, with was somethe clear speaker the night and Chris said.said the community guest Gaelic thinking andonstrong arguments this year’s awards. One ofbenefi last year’s would t long awardees term from presented presented from both sides. OnJohnsonville Grants Richard Kay spoke on the night. this initiative. slow’s winningYouth approach was to now granted Richard theutilise Underin has “These captained students will clearly outlineover well$565,000 researched 325 young since its 19themen’s Hockey futureUnderwater the reasoning skills tostatistics andpeople focus consistently establishment in 1987. Team and went on to win a Gold learned through this activity,” on a clear argument. Core fundingthey thiswere year not came medal for New Zealand. she said. Although sucAutoshop Group which Local thisenjoyed year includThe winners audience well from cessful, Mr Dunne commended donated over $260,000 in edreasoned Francis Rankin of Newlands arguments which has Newlands debaters for their the last ten years. College for having received one featured statistics to support well supported and presented For over 20 years the awards ofboth the highest a St Johns sides ofawards the argument. arguments. beenyear’s hosteddebate at the Johncadet caneven attain – be- haveNext Theleader teams included will be Club.College with ing selected to represent New sonville comments from the Governheld atRotary Newlands “The moveCollege to Johnsonville Zealand for St Johns youth at ment’s budget proposed which Newlands taking the centre international competitions. were only released on the day shopping affirmative a step toLaila of Onslow College wards getting greater involveof theSmith debate. from the North Wellington wasStudent also awarded for her success self-confi dence, pub- ment The Johnsonville Lions Club business community,” Chris inlicgymnastics and circus arts, speaking skills and ability has 24 members and meets astowell asclearly her “keen leadership think were improved said. on the first and third Monthrough the yearly event. day of each month at the After careful deliberation Johnsonville Club. For more guest adjudicators Ohariu MP information about the club, Peter Dunne and Maddy Nash contact Stephen Cook at 027 of the Victoria University de- 647 1747 or email johnsoville@ bating society, determined to nominate him for the most “Today we are celebrating Mr inspirational teacher award,” Smith’s amazing achievement. he said. “Thank you for your contribuRichard received a number of tion through your energy, vitalgifts including a $5000 travel ity, passion and commitment to card, a $200 gift card, a box of children’s education,” she said. stationery and a Notebook. Richard and his family will be Principal Sally Barrett heading over to Cambodia early thanked Richard for his contri- next year to educate children bution to the school. and help those in need.

A local teacher has been presented with his prizes on Friday after winning the Warehouse Stationary’s most inspirational By Sharnahea teacher award. Wilson Wadestown teacher Richard One local calling Smith wascouncillor awarded iswith the on everyone in the community Inspirational Teacher award durto prepared for aonnatural ingget a school assembly Friday. disaster by investing in a 200 Richard was overwhelmed by litre water tank. the support and appreciation he Northern had receivedWard Councillor Malcolm Sparrow has been “This is an amazing day,” he promoting the idea of investing said to the assembly. in“It water tanks special in the case an is very to of have earthquake. someone say something like this “I happened have aI couple about you, but to nothing do I do of water tanks in the car at a by myself – it’s a team effort,” recent he meeting and two putwas theirthe hands up Thepeople teacher overall immediately,” Mr Sparrow said. winner, surpassing 5537 other The water tanks nominations in the are fifthordered year of by Wellington teacher City Council thethe inspirational camfrom paign.The Tank Guy. But Mr Sparrow has been written personally The nomination by distributing the tanks to people a parent of one of Richard’s in the localMaria suburbs. students, Edwards, ex“A lot of don’t is often plained whypeople this teacher one go into town so it’s a good idea of the best.

Churton Park resident Cheryl Austin and Wellington City Councillor Malcolm Sparrow with two 200 litre water tanks. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

urch had about 55 different to losing our water supply. It water sources while Wellington will be more difficult to restore only has three. things to normal here,” he said. “In the event of an earthquake,  To find out more about the the water could be cut off in the water tanks and how to get one suburbs for anywhere between of your own you can visit the 30 and 100 days,” Mr Sparrow neighbourly website or contact said. malcolm. Wadestown teacher Richard SmithMalcolm receives Sparrow his awardatfor “WeZealand’s are much more prone teacher. New most inspirational

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A bunch of environmentallyminded local students decided to put on a vegetarian lunch to give their fellow pupils a taste of nature-friendly food. The Onslow College EnviroGroup felt motivated to do something for the environment, so member Rory Somerset came up with the idea of a vegetarian lunch. “I thought it was a cool idea and a good way to start off the group’s activities for the year,” she said. The group, along with some extra helpers, made homemade mains and desserts for their peers to enjoy at a great price in the school hall last week.



Rory said many people did not easily identify with environmental issues. “We wanted to have a whole lot of information about why vegetarianism is so good for the environment so people could see the reason behind what we’re doing. “We also really wanted to promote the idea that you can have delicious meals without meat.” The enviro-group members hung up information posters about the threat the production of animals for consumption were on the environment. “The biggest issue is climate change. The agriculture industry is New Zealand’s biggest contributor to climate change.

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The lunch, dished up by about 18 helpers, was open to anyone who wanted to try some home-cooked vegetarian meals while also learning a bit about climate change. Guests were treated to many tasty meals including vegetarian lasagne, samosas, sushi, nachos and homemade baking. “We just want people to try the food out, learn a bit about it and have a fun time,” Rory said. She said vegetarianism could be quite controversial with young people because it can seem like a drastic life change. “If everyone in the world ate half as much meat as they do now, that would be the equivalent of half the population being vegetarian – it would be a huge help.”



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Is it charm, is it poise? No, it's hairspray! By Sharnahea Wilson

Local performers are dreaming big this week – performing four sold out shows of the hit musical Hair Spray at Newlands College. The College bought the rights to the newly released musical at the end of last year and auditioned their talented students in February. Drama teacher and production director Jerome Cargill said Hair Spray was chosen because it was a “fun, energetic, exciting show”. “It’s fantastic to perform,” he said. Jerome said the key themes of acceptance and welcoming others

fit with the school community really well. “Musicals offer the students so many opportunities to get involved and show off their talent.” On Monday the cast performed a matinee for the students of Newlands Intermediate who were thoroughly impressed by the musical talents they saw. “It went really well – I’m very proud of them,” Jerome said. Hair Spray is a well-known musical set in Baltimore in the 1960s, and the students of Newlands College have taken on the incredible challenge of singing, dancing and acting.

Newlands College Deputy Principal David Pegram has been producing the shows for 25 years now and said this was a show not to miss. “We normally deal with a cast of about 50 or 60 but this year we have 85.” David said Hair Spray provided a lovely story of a time during the American Civil Rights movement. “It’s grounded in good solid history and it’s about not judging a book by its cover.” Jerome said the college was “really blessed to have such musical talent”. The show will be performed from Tuesday, May 31 to Friday, June 3.

The talented students of Newlands College take on the hit musical Hair Spray. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

Angry Birds make for happy students By Sharnahea Wilson

A class of happy school students headed off to the movies to see the brand new Angry Birds film on Monday after gaining a prize through a nation-wide competition. The eager pupils of Cardinal McKeefry School in Wilton went on a class outing to the movies after taking out a prize for effort with their impressive Angry Birds creation. Ten-year-olds Hugh LaracyMcCrystal and Shakti Pratap were reading in the library when they came across a magazine which featured an Angry Birds competition.

To enter the competition students had to create a real-life Angry Birds level, similar to the ones in the computer game. Hugh, Shakti and their friend Blake Shepherd, 10, convinced their teacher to let them, along with the rest of their class, enter the competition as part of their technology class. “The class voted on what we wanted the theme to be and we decided on a volcano,” Hugh explained. The class used card board, paper, paint, tape and even eggs to create their innovative project. “We put it all together and made everything ourselves,” Shakti said.

Blake said the class had created quite a difficult level that was harder than the ones in the game. They set up eggs – painted as pigs – which players have to shoot off their platforms with a sling shot. “You have to get quite low down and it’s hard to hit the targets.” They then sent letters, poems and photos to the judges explaining what their level featured and how to play it. The boys said they expected to get a minor prize but they weren’t prepared to receive the movie tickets, key rings and stick-on tattoos. “We were all really excited,” Hugh said.

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It’s a bit sad – I would like to see a Farmers store here.

It’s really sad actually, so many shops have closed down so there’s not a lot of reasons to go there anymore.

It’s starting to get a bit run down and shops keep leaving.

It’s okay, we don’t need a bigger place to shop – it’s enough for the people who live here.

It definitely needs refurbishing, there’s not much left in there.

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Denise Drowley – Johnsonville It’s terrible – it feels like we have been forgotten about, it’s really sad.

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Spike the tuatara visits local school By Sharnahea Wilson

Young students got the chance to hold one of the country’s favourite reptiles when Spike the tuatara went to visit their school. Year 10 pupils of Marsden College in Karori received the special visit as part of their science-art investigation into the importance of New Zealand’s biodiversity. Along with Spike went Susan

Keall, a technician in the School of Biological Science at Victoria University. Susan works closely with the Department of Conservation on the national tuatara conservation programme. She also raises awareness of conservation issues in New Zealand through presentations to public and school groups, using the tuatara as a focus. A number of years ago Marsden science teacher Gabrielle

Gunn asked Susan if she could estimate the annual cost of raising a tuatara. She came to the conclusion it would cost $150. From there the school environment committee decided to fundraise each year to donate to the cause. Students have put on bake sales, mufti days and secondhand clothes sales for the good of the tuatara population. Susan spoke to the students about the ecology of tuatara and

the difference to conservation efforts Victoria University had made. She then introduced them to the star of the show. The 30-year-old reptile was happy to have his belly and tail stroked by the eager students. “He feels a lot softer than I thought,” student Emily Stewart said. The school said the donations made a contribution toward a local organisation which was making a real difference.

(From left) Marsden College year 10 students Emily Stewart and Katie Morrison with Spike the tuatara.

Skills for young leaders By Sharnahea Wilson

Future leaders recently graduated from a 10-week course at Wadestown School which gave them enough skills to feel confident speaking in front of a crowd. The school’s Deputy Principal Nick Julian said the leadership course had been giving students leadership knowledge and confidence for nine years. The course is for every year eight in the school and at the end of it, each student received their own leadership role which they would carry out for the rest of the year. Six members of the Ohariu Toastmasters went in each Tuesday afternoon to help the students with their public speaking. “They learn how to run meetings, talk to an audience, prepare speeches, give advice on other people’s speeches and give impromptu speeches,” Nick explained. “They also went on a three hour trip to government house.” Student Alina Hart said each student then decided on their top three roles and they had to apply for them before having an interview with Nick and Principal Sally Barrett.

Her peer Max Falconer said some of the roles required a lot of talking in front of audiences and the leadership course helped with their public speaking. Fellow year eight Tom Pottinger said the course would help them with their futures. “A lot of people weren’t comfortable speaking at the start. But we all had to do different topics with people evaluating us. It was really valuable.” One of the students who gained confidence from the course was Spencer Cameron. Last year there was a school production and he only had one line but he got very nervous. Now he believes he would deliver that line with confidence “I was really scared but I’m a lot more confident now.” Juliet Leslie also benefitted greatly from the leadership course. “Last year I was really scared for the speech competition, I was freaking out. I’m really confident now.” About 120 parents went along to the student’s graduation in which every pupil had a different role to play.

Year eight students of Wadestown School were ecstatic to graduate from their 10-week leadership course recently. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

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Firewood 2m seasoned pine $180 the sale of items from people’s yarn and 4m Split pine store fabric collections to for inspire crafty creativity next winter $330 in the community. Large Bags Kindling “If you don’t have$13 the time or skills to Largehandcrafted Bags Dry Pine/ make items yourself the sale mix $14to experience the joys of is hardwood an opportunity the handmade. There is certainly validity Free Delivery in Wainui to having and using handmade items in an industrialised world as a way to connect to a slower way of living,” Stella said. Trades and Services  The event will run from 10am-3pm on June 11 and 12 at the Karori Arts and Crafts Centre. Cash only.


Volunteers brace the rain for community clean-up

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Over forty keen community helpers defied Saturday’s storm to collect about 150 bags of rubbish from around the Newlands area. At the weekend 750 kilograms worth of rubbish was picked up thanks to volunteers from Rotary, Lions, Scouts, the local Marae, Newlands Paparangi Progressive Association, Grenada Village Community Association, Wellington City Council and Newlands New World. The clean-up was co-organised by Chair of Woodridge Planters, a Wellington restoration group, Peter Gilberd and Deputy Mayor Justin Lester. “This was the third collection in the Northern Suburbs, following collections inAJohnsonville and Churton Park. More solid than 300 bags of rubbish have been collected altogether,” Mr Lester said. Peter added that the response to the clean-up indicated the community was keen to keep the suburbs clean. “Organising it was a doddle. Everybody chipped in, advertising it amongst their own networks. One person even went out the day before because the weather was forecast to be so bad.” Wellington City Council officer, Pita King, volunteered most of his day to support this community activity, dropping off bags and gloves at the start, and then taking all the rubbish to the landfill. Applications are available Prior to the clean upat our therecruitment organisers ce or at the security gatecant basedamount in the of hadoffi come across a signifi Ngauranga George in Wellington. rubbish inBarry the area. Contact 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.

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“While most Wellingtonians Funeral Director are increasing efforts into improving their surroundings, a significant number are dumping all sorts of rubbish in Wellington's green spaces, much of which will stay around for decades,” Peter said. "The worst hit areas are down banks along quiet roads or alongside housing." After the collection the Newlands Paparangi Progressive Association and Newlands New World put on a barbecue for the workers, with Ross Jordan and Northern Ward Councillor Malcolm Sparrow wielding the tongs. Wellington City Council officer Pita King, who collected all the bags, and took them to the landfill after the recent Newlands community clean-up.

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Cup win for Johnsonville players The Johnsonville Rugby Club Colts team grabbed the first silverware for the club this season when they comprehensively downed Wainuiomata 26-3 at Helston Park on Saturday to keep their unbeaten run intact. In doing so they secured the JRD Cup for first-round supremacy in the colts B division and gained promotion to the A division for the next round. With the wind on their side in the first half, Johnsonville scooted

away to a 21-3 halftime lead after Wainui had opened the scoring with a penalty. A supreme defensive effort saw them keep their rivals at bay during the entire second half. Johnsonville coach Brent Carroll was adamant the win was due mainly to the second-half effort into the wind. ''That's what we've been concentrating on, our defensive line, and it paid off," Brent said. Players of the day (three points) were Brett Taefu for his work at the breakdown and with ball in


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The Blue Card comes to Wellington rugby Wellington Rugby is set to protect its players from the ongoing effects of concussion by introducing the Blue Card. Starting on Saturday referees in Wellington’s College Sport Premier 1 Division will be able to issue a Blue Card to any player they suspect to have suffered a concussion. The same rules will apply to the men’s senior Premier and Premier Reserve grades during the second round of those competitions from June 11. Players who receive a Blue Card must leave the field immediately and will then be formally subject to the existing minimum mandatory day stand down periods before they can return to play. Those are set at 21 days for senior players and 23 for those who are under 19. Wellington Rugby Football Union’s head of community rugby Will Caccia-Birch said the Blue Card was designed to prevent players from returning to training or playing

hand, and Siga Fiu for his ball carries and 40m run, even as a prop. Paora McCarthy got two points for his defensive work in the backline according to manager Ray Carroll and captain Hamish Ulberg gained a point for his work at the breakdown and at least five lineout turnovers. Try-scorers for Johnsonville were Brett Taefu, Paora McCarthy, Zyrus Grace and Tyson Savaii, with Zyrus converting three of them.

The Johnsonville Colts team celebrated their win on Saturday, among the crew were Brent Carroll, left, assistant coach Turanga Greenfield, right, and captain Hamish Ulberg with his hand on the trophy.

before they had gained an appropriate medical clearance. “A player’s decision around when they are fit to train or play after a suspected head knock has often been left to their own judgement, or that of their own team’s coaching or management staff. The Blue Card takes that responsibility out of their hands. “Once the Blue Card is issued Wellington Rugby can formally track a player’s movements during their recovery. The player must gain a medical certificate from a health professional, and then provide it to the WRFU before they are eligible to return to the field.” Wellington Rugby has followed the lead of the Northland Rugby Union which trialled the Blue Card in 2014. New Zealand Rugby has now formally approved the Blue Card Concussion Initiative and Wellington is the first provincial union after Northland to officially introduce it to its competitions.

Football round up Waterside Karori came away from Island Bay on Saturday with a hard fought 1-0 in tough conditions to maintain their place at the top of the Capital Premier football league. Going into the match Island Bay were in second place on the league table but the loss to Waterside pushed them into third place. The win for Waterside, their seventh from eight games, put them well on track for the league title and a shot at the Central League promotion. They will look

to consolidate their lead when they host Victoria University at Wakefield Park on Saturday. Waterside Karori’s nearest chasers, five points back, are neighbours North Wellington who demolished Brooklyn Northern United 5-0 at Alex Moore Park. North Wellington have been in dominating form in recent weeks with their attacking style of play yielding 15 goals in their last three matches while a staunch defence has conceded only one goal. This coming weekend will be

a tester for North Wellington as they face an away game with Wellington Olympic on Saturday before taking on Kapiti Coast United in their second round Chatham Cup clash on the Kapiti Coast. Completing a good weekend for local football teams was the Waterside Karori Women’s Premier League team who travelled to the Hutt, beating Stop out 3-0. This Sunday they host the Wellington United Sapphires at Wakefield Park.

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