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Frank Kitts Park revitalisation cil officers earlier this month and is now publicly notified. Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown, said Frank Kitts Park could be even better. “This is a final farewell to the 80s waterfront street race. More planting, usable space and shelter will be combined with better play equipment to make a more liveable space with views of the harbour. “The TSB southern transformation also improves its outlook. All the memorials will be respectfully relocated in the park and the much-loved seagull slide will remain.

Frank Kitts Park on Wellington’s Waterfront is set for a spruce up. Wellingtonians can now make submissions on the resource consent for the proposed redevelopment of Frank Kitts Park until July 1. The park’s redevelopment is planned to include a Chinese garden, a teahouse style cafe, renewal of the children’s playground, improved perimeter shelter planting and the creation of a space well suited for public events. The application for resource consent was accepted by coun-

Events like the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life will work well in the new space,” she said. The council has led extensive consultation and planning – the Waterfront Framework was agreed in 2001 and confirmed in 2011. The council then asked for local’s views in April 2015 as part of wider consultation on the Waterfront Development Plan. This included an information kiosk on the Wellington Waterfront. In 2014 feedback on the

design of the playground was also gathered from more than 70 children and caregivers who regularly used the park. High levels of public support were received and some of that feedback was incorporated into the further development of the design. Transport and Urban Development Chair, councillor Andy Foster said the playground was well overdue for a refresh. “The equipment is tired and worn out, the new playground will be larger and cater for both big and small children.”

Free entry for under fives Continued from page 1 “It will encourage more people to bring their kids in to learn to be safe around water and have that confidence in the water,” Tania said. “Anything free for kids is a good opportunity, especially if it is recreational.” Chair of the council’s community, sport and recreation committee, Paul Eagle, is a dad to a young one. He said wiping admission costs for children under the age of five was something he was “passionate” about. “It is just one less cost to families,” Mr Eagle said. “We are fortunate to have a coast line around our city and

getting used to feeling comfortable and safe in the water is really important.” The council said the proposed free entry would not extend to swimming lessons. As well as this, it said parents and caregivers attending pools with children would still have to pay normal admission costs. The vote to confirm free entry for under-fives is subject to confirmation at a full council meeting on June 29. If confirmed, free entry for children under the age of five would be available from July 1.  Are you pleased that pool entry may soon be free for children under the age of five? Send us an email –

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The Al Jenkins Band will play at the Seatoun Clubrooms this Friday, June 10 from 7pm. Revellers can expect an eclectic mix of jazz and rhythm’n’ blues from the 50s, 60s and 70s, played by a group whose members have a huge range of experience on the Wellington music scene from the 60s to the present. Admission is free.

President of the Island Bay Residents Association Vicki Greco and councillor Paul Eagle beside Island Bay’s controversial cycleway.

surveyed wanted the cycleway switched back to its original layout. “It shows there was a lack of consultation and listening to the community. We should not have to go to these lengths for the majority to be heard.” She said she now hoped the council and community could work together and get a positive outcome that was right for everyone. “Let’s explore it properly and come up with what is best for

Island Bay.” Councillor Paul Eagle said the report showed there had been “total failure” by the council. “It’s a shame that central government has had to intervene and teach local government what democracy looks like.” Mayor of Wellington, Celia Wade-Brown said the report was a positive opportunity to make further progress on cycleways with the fuller involvement of the community.

“The Morrison Low report is very frank and I intend to ensure the council takes time to consider the report and its recommendations. “Councillors and I were unanimous in our support for cycling improvements and significant increases in budgets – but we have learnt that we need to develop more options for cycle routes, with all their pros and cons, and listen more carefully to our communities.”

Cyclists “voting with their pedals” By Nikki Papatsoumas

A local man says even cyclists are “voting with their pedals” against the Island Bay cycleway. Island Bay resident Brendon Bonner is running for southern ward councillor in the upcoming local government elections. He said he was shocked when he noticed a pack of cyclists avoiding the Island Bay cycleway late last month. He said instead of using the cycleway, they opted to travel along Clyde St, which runs

parallel to The Parade and the cycleway. He filmed the cyclists and uploaded the video to his Facebook page. The video has since had more than 5000 views. “It seemed to be a purposeful avoiding of the cycleway down a side street,” Brendon said. “Now I have to ask the question, why are they avoiding the cycle way?” Brendon said it appeared “that they like the cycleway as much as most people in Island Bay do, which is not at all.”

He said he was not anti-cycling and had no trouble with the previous cycleway in the coastal community. However, he said the new design was clearly not working for the community and there was little support for the current design. “Without a doubt the cycleway is what grinds peoples’ gears around Wellington city at the moment. “It is fundamentally antidemocratic to go ahead and do this without public support.”

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The Island Bay cycleway has been criticised in a report commissioned by the New Zealand Transport Agency. The Wellington City Council’s layout and design of the cycleway are now likely to be reviewed and residents will have the opportunity to have their say. A report into cycleways across Wellington, conducted by consultancy firm Morrison Low, was released last week. It showed a community perception the cycleway in Island Bay was a poor solution and that it was “delivered without proper community engagement and consultation”. It also found there was “a loss of general community support” for other council projects as a result of the Island Bay cycleway. The report recommended a review of the cycleway should now be undertaken and “necessary modifications made to the current solution following further consultation with the community”. President of the Island Bay Residents Association, Vicki Greco, said it was a “huge community victory”. A survey carried out by the residents association earlier this year found 87 per cent of those

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Demolition underway Demolition is now well under way at Wellington City Council’s Arlington Apartments in Mt Cook. The site, bounded by Taranaki and Hopper St, is being cleared in preparation for a $33 million makeover of the site. The redevelopment will provide affordable, flexible, high-quality homes that are modern, warm, safe and secure. The 105 new apartments will provide space for 324 residents – almost double the 166 residents in the old apartments.

Warmest May Wellington experienced its warmest May on record last month. MetService said Wellington was one of five main centres to experience above average temperatures. It said over the second half of June, Wellingtonians could expect “large temperature swings”, however, monthly temperatures would likely end up on the “warm side of the ledger”.

Entertainment at Opera House Wellington City Council is bringing together a stellar line-up of seven awardwinning and emerging Māori performers for one night of music and entertainment at the iconic Opera House on June 17 from 6pm to 8.30pm – for free. Purapurawhetu – Shining Stars features Ariana Tikao, Sharn Te Pou, Sonny Southon, Hongi Slicker, Mara TK, Iva Lamkum, The Maori Side Steps, Brannigan Kaa and MC Mere Boynton. There will also be a massive Matariki visual projection by The Nomad showcasing some of the country’s leading contemporary artists. For more information, head to

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Working with Wellington’s vulnerable Local woman Stephanie McIntyre has been appointed a Companion of the Queen’s Service Order for her work with Wellington’s most vulnerable. According to her citation, Ms McIntyre served as the Social Justice Commissioner for the

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Honoured for work with hospice By Nikki Papatsoumas

A local nurse has been awarded a Queen’s Service Medal for her services to hospice care. Sister Mary Scanlon has been involved with the Hospice movement in New Zealand since the 1980s. The Newtown resident said it was “a huge honour and a lovely surprise” to be recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2016. “I have spent my life willingly helping others in need. I have never needed any sort of recognition. “The award is very special to me. I will receive it graciously because I have been part of the hospice’s journey and I am just one of the many staff.” Sister Mary first began working for the hospice in 1986 - when she was appointed the Mary Potter

Hospice Education Officer in Wellington. Under the role, she coordinated terminal care education programmes for hospice staff at Calvary Hospital. She later took on the role of principal nurse and helped guide major changes for the hospice, including the building of a new hospice in Newtown and setting up the Mary Potter Hospice Trust. After retiring as principal nurse in 1990 she took on a bereavement counselling role and helped train volunteers and those studying counselling. Sister Mary said a highlight of her work was working in conjunction with the Aids Foundation in the late 1980s to offer care to those who were suffering from the illness. “I am convinced that our care is to be for everybody. For Mary Potter care was for anyone regardll Free A

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The community that plans together, stays together, so Island Bay residents are busy putting the time in. Residents of Island, Owhiro and Houghton Bays just finished a series of workshops, facilitated by Wellington Region Emergency Management Office, devoted to community resilience. The Bays Disaster Response Plan Workshops were a great success said Jason Paul, the facilitator of the workshops and an advisor on community resilience. “People were able to come together, and there was a very positive vibe. We were lucky to have a great cross-section of the community, and different groups were wellrepresented.” The workshops were intended to bring the community together, not just in planning their actions in a crisis, but to build relationships and foster connections. Working on these links consistently, prepares a community to work together efficiently and successfully in the case of a disaster, Jason said. “Strong communities are the ones that have a history of working together,” he said. The first two workshops focused on cataloguing and addressing the strengths and vulnerabilities of the community in four areas: networks and groups, places and spaces, infrastructure, and services. These sessions discussed how to act in the days following a disaster like an earthquake and how the community would address food, water, shelter, access to medical assistance for both those injured in the disaster and those with chronic issues, and how to ensure the physical and mental well-being of residents.

The third and final session emphasized the consistent work that goes into building a resilient community. “It is good for people to come together, building relationships, so they know each other and know how they work together. Then, if an earthquake hits, people are prepared because they have already met each other, worked together,” Jason said. To facilitate this, the group worked on ‘community visioning’ where they discussed what they would like to see in their community, and ideas of how to achieve it. Over a 100 ideas were lobbed about, with the group settling on a few to pursue following the sessions. These ideas were all focused on getting people out and interacting, such as rethinking how green spaces in the area are managed, and a winter film festival. Jason believed these workshops were about more than just possible earthquakes. “It is not just about disasters. It is about how Island Bay can grow, and how as a community we can make this place better.” The plans discussed at the workshops will be completed and accessible on the Wellington Region Emergency Management Website and at locations around town.

Community members work together at one of the Bays Disaster Response Plan Workshops.

Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Betty Gidley (85) agreed with Maggie Cessford (2), and Edward Werry (3) that you’re never too old to play.

Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Doreen Hearfield and 3-year-old Mahlia Brown practice their ball skills.

PORSE play at Kilmarnock Heights Home

Time for play: Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Sybil Reed plays throw and catch with the children.

It’s child’s play at Kilmarnock Heights Home whenever the children from PORSE childcare come to visit. The Enliven rest home in Berhampore and the in-home childcare organisation have established a strong relationship which sees the children and their carers

Residents had the opportunity to meet a dinosaur during the PORSE visit, 3-year-old Joe Lawrie.

visiting the home for an activity every few months. A dozen children, along with caregivers, visited the home recently to make creations with playdough and play ball games with the home’s elders. Take a look at what they got up to.

For more information about Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 04 380 2034 or visit

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Local volunteer receives scholarship A local volunteer and university student has received a $6000 scholarship towards her studies. Lucy McLean, from Mt Cook, is currently completing the final year of a Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology and development studies at Victoria University of Wellington. Last month she was awarded a $6000 Freemason University Scholarship. Lucy was one of 19 people to receive a scholarship. To qualify, students must attain consistent grades, be completing a degree, and be actively involved in their community. For the past five years Lucy has volunteered at the Wellington Soup Kitchen serving evening meals. She has also collected in annual appeals and sung at functions for the elderly as a member of the Wellington Youth Choir. Last year Lucy became a phone counsellor at Youthline Wellington. The work has inspired her to com-

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She said she planned to spend the next few years undertaking youth work locally and in the Pacific Islands, learning languages to assist her study.

Unearthing Hataitai’s treasures By Kelly Hennessy COOK STRAIT NEWS INTERN

No matter what is on your shopping list, Hataitai Community Market is the place to go. The market will take place once again this Saturday, June 11 at the Hataitai Bowling Club. The club will be full, with over 17 stalls booked to present everything from second-hand clothing to plants. Frances Le Fort, the community co-ordinator at the Hataitai Bowling Club and the organiser of the market, is proud of the diversity of their offerings. “We have quite a lot, with everything from lollies to crafts, crockery, woven accessories, jewellery, candles, and more. We’ll have a book fair, so there will be many different used books. “We’ll be selling all sort of odds and ends, anything you need,” Frances said. The market has been running for four years. “While in the summer we have a few fewer people coming, with


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is something for everyone.” The market opens eleven times a year, on the first of Saturday of the month, with the exception of January. The market was postponed this month with Queen’s Birthday last weekend.  The Hataitai Community Market will take place on Saturday, June 11 at 157 Hataitai Rd, Hataitai from 10am to 1pm.

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Behind ‘Songs from the Inside’

Julian Arahanga helped develop the acclaimed Songs from the Inside television series.

Debut exhibition Wellington artist James Gilbert-Milne will unveil his debut exhibition, Four Finger Fandango, at Toi Poneke in July. Supported by Wellington Emerging Artists’ Trust, Four Finger Fandango questions the everyday invisibility of machines and elevates mechanical process to a performance. The machine that gives its name

to the exhibition uses robotics to replicate the role of a desktop printer, but while a printer produces images almost instantly, Four Finger Fandango slows the process down, giving the audience an opportunity to contemplate every deliberate drop of ink. Four Finger Fandango opens on July 1 at Toi Poneke.

Things to watch out for at the Centennial Community Centre: 1. Yoga and Chai: Sip while you centre yourself, at yoga classes taught by Marion Lienert, a qualified teacher in tradition of Krishnamacharya. Thursdays from 11am to 12.15pm. $5 per class of Time Bank credits. 2. Legal advice: If you have any legal questions or concerns, drop in to see the Community Law Centre, who offers free legal advice sessions at the centre. Second Tuesday of the month from 10am. 3. 65-plus Social Activities: Come have a cuppa and meet some other seniors. Once a month, seniors visit the 65-plus clubs in Kilmarnock, Vincentian and Chelsea club for a social activities and afternoon tea. First Monday of the month, from 1pm. Gold coin donation.

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A local man is credited with producing and directing an acclaimed New Zealand television series. Songs from the Inside saw leading New Zealand artists, including Anika Moa and Ladi6, enter some of the country’s prisons, teaching prisoners how to write, sing and record music. Three seasons of the show aired in New Zealand on Maori Television and it has since been picked up by BBC World. Director and executive producer of Songs from the Inside, Julian Arahanga, is also company director of Awa Films in Miramar, a creative development company working in visual and audio mediums. Julian said Songs from the Inside was initially meant to be a feature film but was instead developed into a television series. He said the television series saw both musicians and prisoners learn from one another. “It’s really holistic; because the artists go inside and they learn to be humanitarians… they learn how to be teachers. They develop as human beings

and learn to show compassion and empathy. They also learn from these people as well,” Julian said. “It is an amazing opportunity for their students as well. To get an opportunity where they get to work with people who are at the top of their game, they have to open up and show their vulnerability.” “The crew and all of us who have worked on it, we have learned so much.” Julian said although the project was finished, it still managed to resonate with people. “There is a lot of content out there on television and online – lots of it is entertainment and when something like this comes along that shows humans caring for other humans and some sort of hope, as cheesy as it sounds, it really does resonate with people.” Julian said they were now working on making a feature film, as they had originally intended.  Repeats of Songs from the Inside air on Maori Television at 9.30pm on Wednesday.  For more information, head to

Your local community centre: Over the next few editions, the Cook Strait News will profile local community centres dotted across the southern and eastern suburbs. This week we chat to Merio Marsters from the Centennial Community Centre in Berhampore. By Kelly Hennessy COOK STRAIT NEWS INTERN

Berhampore’s Centennial Community Centre is off and running, stuffing the calendar full of activities for any and all residents. Merio Marsters, the centre’s coordinator, has been hard at work filling up the timetable. “We have yoga classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, language classes, visits with other 65-plus clubs; we’re actually really busy,” she said. The centre opened in March, following a multimillion-dollar social housing renovation of the surrounding flats. The first three months have been a flurry of activity, as the centre established itself as a hub of the community. “We want to be a social point for the community, for gathering, and to provide activities for everyone,” Merio said. The centre hosts everything from exercise classes to drop in sessions with the Housing New Zealand Tenancy Manager, in an effort to address all facets of community life. Locals no longer have to travel to Island Bay or Newtown for services, Merio said. “People can find a place to exercise, to learn a language, to socialise, within walking distance.” Accessibility is a central tenet of the centre, and Merio works hard to ensure the activities provided are

Coordinator of the Berhampore Centennial Community Centre Merio Marsters.

affordable for community members. The centre itself is welcoming, a rotunda bedecked in bright colours and beanbag chairs. “Our centre is unique- it’s round and vibrant,” Merio noted. As the centre continues to come into its own, Merio hopes locals continue to engage with her and the hall. “People should come on in. Come through and speak to me about which activities you like, which you would like to see run.”

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Keeping Wellington cosy By Kelly Hennessy COOK STRAIT NEWS INTERN

As the temperature drops outside, the Sustainability Trust Curtain Bank is there to make sure it stays warm inside. The trust operates a Curtain Bank from April to October each year, providing lined, fitted curtains to those in need for free. Lynley Wilson, the Curtain Bank coordinator, said the curtains ensure people can keep cosy in the winter months. “They are very important for insulation, for keeping people warm and dry and to prevent heat loss,” she said. The trust stocks up on curtains and fabric throughout the year, receiving donations around the region. They accept clean curtains, fabric, tracks and hooks. The bank fits and lines curtains for the recipients, who only need to complete the window measurement form and contact the Curtain Bank coordinator to set up an

appointment. At the appointment, you get to pick out curtains to be custom-made for your home. The bank did well with donations this year, filling their warehouse. They are now transforming the donations into usable curtains, attaching linings and fitting them to window measurements. June and July are busy months for the Curtain Bank, Lynley said. “We are certainly deep in order processing at the moment, and many are ready to go out.” “While the warehouse is looking quite full right now, we expect everything to get out in the next two months.” The bank accepts donations at three locations year-round, including the Citizens Advice Bureau in Kilbirnie.  For more information on the Curtain Bank, head to inyourcommunity/curtainbank/

With winter on the way, Sustainability Trust’s Curtain Bank is approaching its busy season.

Boost to arts and events in the capital More than $300,000 has been set aside by the Wellington City Council to fund an ongoing series of uniquely-Wellington, creatively-focused events in the capital. The money will also fund an ongoing and an exciting arts sector activation programme to be delivered by Toi Poneke Arts Centre. Wellington City Councillors agreed to the $320,000 boost as part of council’s budget round

for 2016/17, at last week’s governance, finance and planning committee. Councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer, who leads the arts portfolio, said the extra funding would identify and strategically fill gaps in the capital’s arts and events offerings. “We’re putting some money where our creative mouth is, to showcase our absolutely edgy, world-class creativity and innovation to locals and visitors alike.

“We know that other cities are investing heavily in their arts offerings, we know how important our vibrant arts and culture sector is to our quality of life, and we know how essential this is to attracting talent to the capital,” he said. “This funding will help develop a year-round activation series focusing on the CBD, to ensure high impact and visibility. “We’re also looking at ways to make the sector sustainable by



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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.

Q: How did you spend Queen’s Birthday weekend?

Dexter Murray Newtown

Nic Little Newtown

Malcolm Johns Newtown

Sianna Rae Newtown

Sanam Kaur Newtown

“I went out and enjoyed the weather.”

“I went skateboarding, did some artwork and hung out with friends.”

“It was my wife’s birthday on Sunday we went out for lunch.”

I worked; I am a remedial massage therapist on Riddiford St.”

“I have been sick because of the weather. I was in bed and working and I went to a party with friends.”

Reet Mohan Newtown “I have been sick for the last two or three weeks, so I rested then came out for a party on Sunday.”

LETTERS to the editor Apologies

Return Island Bay’s bus stops

Dear Ed, A couple of Saturdays ago, my three year old daughter and I rode to Gramercy bakery in Berhampore. We ordered coffee, bread and a "counter treat”. Unfortunately, I’d barely sipped my coffee and pondered why she didn’t want any treat before she announced she was going to be sick. I picked her up just as horrific waves of projectile vomiting began. I used my hands and body as a shield, hopelessly trying to stop the sticky fluid from coating everything. When she’d finished, there were pools of vomit on the stools, in our bag, on our bread, and even in my shoes. But the staff were amazing, and a full-scale industrial clean up began. Another woman kindly offered help as we stripped off our soaked and stinking clothes and sulked away. As I looked back over my shoulder, apologising profusely, all the windows and doors were open and staff were scrubbing the walls. I just want to apologise to everyone affected by the incident, thank the staff for their help, and thoroughly recommend the bakery to all. Please go and buy some of their amazing bread. We are of course too ashamed to go back. Tom Hovey Newtown

Dear Ed, I am an optimistic person so with the projected review of the Island Bay cycle way I look forward to the return of the bus stop on each side of The Parade at the junction of Tamar St. The bus stop on The Parade, on the way to town, was a haven from the southerly winds and rain to all who used Tamar St. On the return journey from town it is a long way between the Dee St stop and the

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crossing at Tamar St which we asked for about forty years or more ago because it was always difficult to cross the Parade there when catching or leaving a bus. For some inexplicable reason we were told that it was not possible to have a crossing there. It will be wonderful to at last have bus stops and the crossing. Irene Fagan Island Bay

To or for us, we!

Dear Ed, I agree with Matt Wright of Strathmore Park (CSN June 2) questioning the integrity of the Mayor and her role in the “penguineering team” and yet her blatant hypocrisy regarding her total support for the runway extension. Does she not consider the catastrophic effect that would have on marine life at Moa point and Cook Strait? Is the woman on the same planet as the rest of us? One really has to wonder. Sorry but none of it makes any sense to me at all. Isabella Wishart Island Bay


Avon St stop. The Transport Authorities of days gone by got it right when they put the Tamar St stops between the two. The designers of the cycle way and the councillors who supported the new design got it wrong, caring little for those who use public transport in Island Bay. Now is their chance to replace the original bus route and put it right. By the way, thank you councillors for the pedestrian

Dear Ed, Although I fully agreed with the views of the good lady (CSN May 26) who tore a grammatical error for which I myself was corrected as a boy in what is now called year 8, at Kaponga State School (Taranaki), in 1947, in my 12th year of age. That is, you cannot correctly say "to/for we

people" any more than you could say just "for we". It is always "to/for us people", just as it is correctly just "to/ for us". Similarly it's "for you and me" and never "for you and I", by the same rule. Hector Westfold Miramar

Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.




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Signs to mark out “little-known” track Signs will soon mark public access on a little-known track from Nakora Rd to Karaka Bay Rd. Living Streets Aotearoa recently received $1,500 to assist with the design and installation of signs along the walkway in Karaka Bays, through the New Zealand Walking Access Commission’s Enhanced Access Fund. The fund supports projects designed to obtain certain and enduring access, such as negotiations to secure access agree-

ments, legal or survey costs of obtaining access, or the cost of obtaining Resource Management Act consents and signage. New Zealand Walking Access Commission chief executive, Eric Pyle, said the new signs would make it easier for walkers to locate and follow the track, which follows an unformed legal road currently maintained by volunteers. “At the moment, the track is used mostly by a few locals, for walking and to exercise their dogs.

“Signage will mean more walkers using this track, and others which it joins up with,” Mr Pyle said. “We’re pleased to be able to support this project.” Living Streets Aotearoa is New Zealand's primary advocacy organisation for people on foot. It evolved from Walk Wellington, a voluntary group set up in 1998 by a group of Wellingtonians with an interest in the rights of pedestrians and the benefits of walking.

The little known track between Nakora Road and Karaka Bay Road.

that as a society we are lead to believe it's the hardest thing to stop and by using terms like 'quit' and 'give up' we are glorifying it. We convince ourselves we are actually 'giving up something'. We are not. We only have things to gain by stopping smoking.

The best money spent would be for the book by Allen Carr, 'The Easy Way to Stop Smoking' being subsidised and available to the masses. In schools, prisons, churches, community centres and of course a good shelf full at all libraries. I know people who didn't

LETTERS to the editor Yes to smokefree Wellington Dear Ed, In response to your article in the Cook Strait News - yes I do support an increase on smoke free areas - especially entrance ways. I hate having to walk through clouds of smoke with my five-year-old. Becoming a smoke free city would be

great - for all of us. I'm six years smoke free after 24 years of being a staunch smoker. I must say that any price increases and banning actually didn't in anyway reduce my smoking. Actually it was the opposite. People can't be pushed into these things. I do think

Overbridge essential

Is overbridge necessary? Dear Ed, I walk or cycle along Cobham Drive most days and often see pedestrians taking considerable risks crossing the four lanes of traffic so am in full support of a solution to reduce the danger. However, do we really need the expense of an overbridge or a tunnel as has also been mooted? Could we not simply reduce the speed limit to 50 km/h and install some pedestrian traffic lights at one or more strategic positions? The median strip would allow plenty of space

for a stopping point so there could be separately controlled lights for each side of the road thus reducing the impact to traffic. And, to further reduce traffic impact, could we not use UK-style “pelican” lights which allow traffic to move on as soon as pedestrians are clear without having to wait for the full cycle to complete? And while we’re at it, how about reducing the speed limit on Ruahine Street to 50 km/h as well? Ken Gillies Miramar

Dear Ed, Whilst I am suspicious of this current councils seemingly “desperate desire” to impose cycle ways throughout our suburbs (Island Bay is clearly a disaster) I think the installation of an overbridge is essential and frankly long overdue for Cobham Dr.This is a great, no brainer idea and should be implemented immediately. We need sensible and practical solutions not the threat of largely unwanted cycle ways. Put the money where it is needed Council and stop mucking around. G Sanderson Miramar

want to stop and read the book only to prove its rubbish, only to find themselves stopping smoking. Many very addicted heavy smokers are free after reading this book. What harm can it do? Sara Lepper-Scherer Wellington

In response to a response Dear Ed, Curtis Nixon (CSN June 2) how embarrassing - people in glass houses really shouldn’t throw stones. From where I sit and I would state that a vast majority of Wellingtonians would support me - Councillor Eagle was not “fronting the cycleway opposition brigade” he was merely doing his job by actually “listening” to a number of very concerned residents in his ward. I think we are all over people like you Curtis, labelling

anyone who has a view that is different from yours as being anti, haters, luddites etc. Paul Eagle would have to be one of the most genuine and respected councillors within the Wellington City Council at present. He actually has the “ear of the people” – unlike a number of others at that table. It is somewhat ironic that you of all people mention the word Fascism. Roll on the elections. Rick Toogood Berhampore


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On Miramar’s Peninsula, Shelly Bay is fast establishing itself as a mecca of the arts. Just a stone’s throw away from Wellington’s city centre, Shelly Bay is home to a number of art galleries, boasting the works of some of the capital’s most talented and established art-

ists. It is also home to the popular Shelly Bay Market, a boutique style market celebrating the talent and ingenuity of artisans in Wellington. With its scenic landscape and thriving art community, Shelly Bay is the perfect place to spend the day with family and friends.

THEACROBATIC DESIGN The Shelly Bay Fitness Studio is a hub for fitness, running Fitness Dance classes (Peeled Banana Dance)Tuesdays & Thursdays, morning & night for those wanting the more creative but fun class, Circuit Fitness classes Monday & Wednesday nights

and Saturday mornings, based on core strength and conditioning principles, including cardio work for a more rounded programme plus Private Training sessions are provided for those who would like that little bit more. Private Training sessions target

the clients’ needs more precisely and can work skills that require greater individual attention. The fitness Studio is the last building on the Base next door to Blackmore and Best. Contact Lynne on 0274 416 079 or

BLACKMORE & BEST Blackmore & Best Gallery and studio is a large and light filled coastal gallery featuring a stunning collection of artworks. Blackmore & Best are well established with changing collections and shows. The art gallery

and studio is owned by Juliet Best and Jane Blackmore, and also features artworks by many of their friends and guest artists. Their vision is to combine a unique and inspirational gallery with a working painting studio

Our lovely retail store and workshop is open 11-4 Tuesday to Sunday at Shelly Bay, just along from the Chocolate Fish café and next door to the Blackmore Best Gallery.

open to the public. Only a 10 minute drive from Central Wellington, Blackmore & Best is also very close to the airport and other creative and historical locations on the Miramar Peninsula.

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ARTISAN SCREEN PRINTS Artisan Screen Prints was set up in 2010 by Thomas Lynch who was tired of working in printshops with no regard for sustainability. ASP melds an ancient process with 21st century tools and a planet friendly ethos to show what

can be done when ethical and artistic realities are given as much weight as financial ones. While screen printing is a pre digital art form ASP uses the latest computer technology to get the best results from art and the latest

ink technology to achieve vibrant, visually striking results that are as eco friendly as humanly possible. ASP is also the New Zealand supplier for the Prairie range of Fair Trade Organic Cotton garments.

WHIRLWIND DESIGNS Whirlwind is a Wellington based design business begun by Michelle Fyson and Nick Blake in 2011. We have backgrounds in theatre, film and design and work together to create an eclectic mix of design wares.

Some are assemblages of discarded items crafted into new objects that pay homage to historical, traditional and international design. Others use new materials to create fresh designs. We also stock an interesting range of craft supplies

for other makers. Our environmental sympathies are expressed in our choice of materials and echo the surroundings where we work and live. All are created in the spirit of conscientious play!

SHELLY BAY MARKET Shelly Bay Market is a boutique style market, celebrating the creative talent and ingenuity of artisans in the Wellington region. Operating from “The Lodge” (the old Officers’ mess), we love

the fact that we are playing a part in breathing life back into this beautiful historic building. With a core of talented regular stall holders and a variety of guest stalls, we offer a unique and var-

ied experience to the public. The market has real character and warmth. It is a great experience to be able to meet and buy directly from the people that make the products on sale.

of her life. Jane’s work is highly recognisable, and is becoming increasingly collected by enthusiastic owners, locally and internationally. Each piece is uniquely hand cut and created, some as one offs, others along popular design themes. Jane can be found in her studio most weekends, but is happy to be called if you wish to make an

appointment to view her work, or discuss a commission. Her latest work can also be found at the Blackmore Best Gallery, just down the road at Shelly Bay, and selected galleries in the lower North Island. Jane runs beginner mosaic classes from her studio, and is currently taking bookings for the next set, which begin in July with afternoon or evening sessions available.

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Jane Brimblecombe’s mosaic mirrors have been developed over the last 19 years, from her studio at Shelly Bay. Over this time, Shelly Bay has become a fabulous working environment for artists and creative businesses, and draws increasing numbers of visitors from all over the region. Jane is part of the Miramar Peninsula Arts Trail, and has lived on the peninsula most

PROPELLER STUDIOS Propeller Studios is part of the Random Group. Propeller is a unique resource across the board for events, film, and performing arts. We specialise in prop hires, bespoke builds, and film and events services. Propeller has the largest collection

This creative and different form of exercise will energise you and leave you with the ‘after-glow’ of exercise and a sense of mastery and confidence. Using both new and older music it is unimaginable fun plus improves your cardiovascular fitness,

of props in the lower North Island with more than 3,000 props available for hire and if we don’t have it – we can make it for you! Random Films works closely with us to provide film equipment hire, production, and post-production services.

strength and endurance along with other important fitness components. Phone Lynne on 04 934 3920 or 0274 416 079 or email: Morning & evening classes Tues & Thurs

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Colds are inevitable in the winter season, affecting many in the community. We have all experienced the symptoms, which often start with a dry (raspy and sore) throat, leading on to other symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose and headache. The common cold lasts for a few days – around 5 to 7, and there is no cure. The nasal passages and throat get infected by viruses that keep changing every year, so it is hard to develop a cure. Your own immune system is your best defence. Recovery is helped by resting in bed, drinking plenty of f luids, water is best and not smoking (this is a good time to quit, so ask your Self Care pharmacist about the Quit Smoking fact card). Colds are not serious for healthy people. People often, mistakenly, think that antibiotics will treat a cold. Antibiotics won’t because they don’t work on viruses, which is what is causing the cold. Antibiotics will be useful for a cold only if you develop a secondary bacterial infection - like a chest or sinus

infection. So when you have a cold, don’t go to the doctor expecting to get a prescription for antibiotics. Doctors are often cautious about prescribing antibiotics as colds are not bacterial infections and due to concerns about bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics, then prescriptions for antibiotics may not be given. People often refer to a cold as the flu (influenza). While it is caused by viruses and, like the common cold, spread by coughing and sneezing, the flu is a much more serious and severe infection. The flu comes on very quickly and often will be accompanied by very sore and achy muscles, and a high fever. It also tends to last longer than a cold (about 1-3 weeks). Flu vaccinations are the way to guard against getting the flu, but you need a new vaccination each year because the viruses keep changing - making the past year’s vaccine ineffective against current flu ‘bugs’. Accredited pharmacists are now able to administer the flu vaccine in the pharmacy for your convenience. Speak to your Self Care Pharmacist or see the Fighting Colds and

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the Flu and the Influenza fact cards for more information. Although medicines can’t cure the common cold they can help relieve symptoms, especially when you are feeling miserable and having trouble sleeping at night. Self Care pharmacists can help you choose the right medicine for your symptoms. “Lozenges or gargles are available for sore throats,” recommend Self Care pharmacists. “Decongestant tablets, nose drops, nasal sprays or steam inhalations can help a blocked nose, particular antihistamines can relieve a streaming nose associated with a head cold, and paracetamol and ibuprofen reduce fever and relieve head ache. Cough suppressants can help dull a dry irritating cough. Other cough medicines can help loosen phlegm.” Products with many different ingredients are available to treat more than one symptom at a time. “It can be a bit confusing” advise Self Care pharmacists, “so it is best to ask us for advice”. Taking products with lots of different ingredients also makes it easy to double-up on medicines without realising. The most

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Funding for sports hub By Nikki Papatsoumas

Work on transforming Kilbirnie’s Poneke Football Club into a state of the art community and sports hub is one step closer to being realised. Last week, Wellington City Councillors voted to set aside $750,000 towards stage two developments of the Toitu Poneke Community and Sports Hub, as part of council’s Annual Plan 2016/17. Stage one works on the Toitu Poneke Community and Sports Hub were completed last year. The project, which began in 2014, would see the existing club rooms, gym and indoor training room redeveloped into a modern facility, which would be used by sports

clubs and community groups across Wellington. The overall project was expected to cost $2.2 million. Project manager of the Toitu Poneke Community and Sports Hub, Ross Jamieson, said they were “thrilled” with the council’s continued support. “It is very encouraging for us,” Ross said. He said they were now working to raise the remaining $1.8 million needed to fund the project. Ross said they would hopefully begin work on stage two of the project in September and all things going to plan, the hub would be completed by April 2017. “Everything is ticking away quite nicely now. We have

had many hours of extra community use at the centre since stage one developments. It has already proved itself to be a great community asset.” Chair of the council’s community, sport and recreation committee, councillor Paul Eagle, said development of the hub was the signal of a new era in terms of sports clubs having a sustainable future. “What impressed me most is that there is a lot of learning in terms of bringing together different sports codes and different clubs. There is a realisation the days of every club owning their own building is gone. “Working together with other codes will now become the norm,” Mr Eagle said.

Sports inbrief Swindale Shield final The Wellington Premier club rugby team won their final round in the Swindale Shield at the weekend. The win against Wainuiomata at 33-26 guarantees the team a spot in the Jubilee Cup. The other teams to make the Jubilee Cup this

year are Old Boys University, Upper Hutt Rams, Wainuiomata, Tawa, Marist St Pats, Poneke and Oriental-Rongotai. Jubilee Cup games start this weekend.  For more information, visit

Olympic dominates In Premier Football Wellington Olympic AFC came out of the Queen’s Birthday weekend on high, drubbing North Wellington 6-0 on Saturday. Wellington Olympic also dominated the Men’s Central League, beating

Stop Out 2-1 in a drama-filled game, and landed themselves in second place on the league table. Though Stop Out was the first to score, Olympic came out on top after controlling possession in the second half.

Ciaran Bolger, Honey Jayde Hata, Lola Beck and Brad Robson will all enjoy the new Toitu Poneke Community and Sports Hub.

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. Now, 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 (WRFU) head of community rugby Will Caccia-Birch said the Blue Card was designed to prevent players from returning to training or playing 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. Situation Vacant

Wellington to host Lions Wellington will host two back-toback British and Irish Lions rugby matches during the New Zealand Lions Series 2017. Wellington will get a major share of next year’s series with the Lions set down to play the Hurricanes on Tuesday June 27 at Westpac Stadium followed by the All Blacks -Lions Test match on Saturday July 1. Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency chief executive, Chris Whelan, said the economic

benefits for the Wellington region of the series would be significant and multifaceted. “The estimated $25 million in direct spending over the week the Lions are in town is just one dimension of the economic opportunity the series will provide for Wellington,” he said. “Positive Wellington recommendations shared by some 20,000 travelling fans with their friends and family in the UK will be incredibly valuable in terms of promotion.

“Wellington will deliver an exceptional event destination experience and we’ll be working across business, government and the community, to ensure Lions fans are converted into passionate Wellington ambassadors. “We’re also working closely with business and government agencies to leverage trade and hosting opportunities to maximise the benefit to Wellington from such a major international sporting event.”

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