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Celebrating life through a lens By Sharnahea Wilson

A photographer has decided to share her gift with those who are battling breast cancer by supplying free photo shoots to women and their families. For years Angie Curtis of Johnsonville used photography as a hobby, but as her passion for the art escalated, so did her desire to help others. After moving from South Africa to New Zealand with her family in 2012 Angie, who was a high school teacher, decided to focus more on the important things in life. “When I was in South Africa my daughter and I were held at gun point in our house. Continued on page 2 Johnsonville Photographer Angie Curtis is offering her skills to help women battling breast cancer. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson

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Continued from page 1 “Moving to New Zealand was a fresh start and I wanted to focus more on my hobbies rather than work.” One day when she was sitting in her lounge in Johnsonville, Angie looked out and saw heart shapes in her balcony railing. This sparked her decision to launch Treasuring Hearts Photography. She focuses on taking photos of everyday life from births to weddings to families in their own homes. Angie has met many people who have been affected by breast cancer – whether it be suffering from the disease themselves or watching a family member go through it. Angie’s mother in law had breast cancer for many years and passed away from the disease when Angie’s husband was nineteen years old. “I realised they didn’t have many fam-

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ily photos for a decade because she was not often well.” Angie said most people do not think about taking photos when they are dealing with such a life-changing disease, and this was why she wanted to offer her talents. The photographer does one free photo shoot every six weeks for a local woman who is suffering from the disease. “The photo shoot can be anything they want it to be. It can be by themselves, or with their family members. “It’s about celebrating life.” She said due to modern medicine, discovering someone has breast cancer these days does not mean it is the end of the road – just a change in one’s journey. Angie uses her photography as a way to empower women and help them through the disease. 


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Two tonnes of Waikato surplus persimmon fruit has been distributed to Wellington families in need thanks to a local charity. Food rescue organisation Kiwi Community Assistance delivered the fruit thanks to Community Fruit Hamilton and Linfox Hamilton. Among the agencies that received the generous donations were the Newlands Foodbank and The Salvation Army in Johnsonville. The north Wellington-based organisation heard about the surplus fruit on Facebook and contacted Community Fruit Hamilton to work through getting the fruit to Wellington. Kiwi Community Assistance co-founder Tracy Wellington said over the five years they have been operating, the organisation has built relation-

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ships with companies and other organisations keen to help those in need. “We were helped by Community Fruit Hamilton who had a Waikato orchard with 20 tonnes of surplus fruit to donate to the community.” She said they had over 60 volunteers turn up on Queens Birthday weekend to pick the fruit. “Persimmons are a real treat. They’re very versatile – they’re great to eat straight from the tree or added to salads, savouries, desserts and treats,” Tracy said. She said it was great to be able to provide fresh fruit and vegetables to people who need them. “We know from the comments we get back from our charity partners – Kiwi Community Assistance provides a crucial link receiving donations and distributing food to frontline

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World title for Wellington Sailor By Sharnahea Wilson

A local sailor has shocked her club and done her country proud after taking away the first place medal in a recent world sailing competition in Holland. Karori's Sarah Dunckley won the Hansa Liberty Class world competition in Medemblik, Holland last Thursday. Sarah sails for both Sailability Wellington – a sailing club for people with disabilities, and the Evans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club. Sailability Club Captain Don Manning said he was shocked to hear Sarah had taken out such a high calibre challenge. “I was more surprised that anybody,” he said. “Very seldom do we win a world championship – she did brilliantly.” From a fleet of 31 competitors from about 12 countries, the 39-year-old managed an unexpected result when she came in nine points ahead of her nearest rival, Azmi Ani of Malaysia. By the end of the competition Sarah, who suffers from a neurological disorder, had placed first an astonishing six times

and landed second place twice. Sarah originally had no plans to enter the competition, despite having won the New Zealand title earlier in the year, but she spotted a cheap airfare and that swung her decision. The sailor is competitive in the Hartley 16 class as well as the Hansa Class boats, where she would often compete with disabled sailors as well as provide volunteer support for many who are learning the

ropes. Sailability Wellington Chairman Warren Rankin said for Sarah to come out on top was an amazing achievement. “Although Sarah won the New Zealand title, none of us expected that she would win the world title and beat the favourites so resoundingly. “What makes it all the more amazing is that she decided to enter at the last minute and had expectations of winning. We

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It was a weekend to remember for 19 Lotto players who each gained a hefty prize from Saturday’s Second Division in the live draw. One of the lucky winners bought their ticket from the Karori Road Four Square, but this winner currently remains a mystery. Owner and operator of the Four Square Dilip Nagar said so far nobody had come to collect the prize of $16,040. “We don’t know who won.

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as many people check their tickets elsewhere, but he hoped they would come in and discover the win in-store. Lotto New Zealand advised anyone who had bought a ticket from the winning stores to write their name on the back of their ticket and check it immediately at any Lotto outlet. The Powerball First Division was not struck and has rolled over to Wednesday night where the jackpot will be an unbelievable $20 million.

A Grenada Village resident collected an abundance of winter clothes for children in need with the help of her Facebook friends. Zoe Hawkins who is in charge of the facebook page Mums in the City posted that she had been in touch with a police officer who said children in Cannons Creek were badly in need of winter clothes and shoes. Zoe headed a collection and delivered the donations to young ones on Monday.

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Townsend Miller, 10, of Kilbirnie School enjoyed an art workshop at Marsden School in Karori last week. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

Students from five local primary schools enjoyed the opportunity to work with a well-known kiwi artist in Karori last week. Multi-talented artist Michel Tuffrey, who is on a five-week placement as an Artist in Residence at Marsden School, ran a workshop for keen creative students last week. Samuel Marsden School Director of Art John Denton said Michel was working with the themes of Matariki and different cultural connections. “Getting the chance to work with an actual artist gives students experience over and above what they can read in text books.” Year seven and eight students, along with a few year five and six students, from five local schools were chosen to take part in the workshop. Each year the school hosts a different Artist in Residence, where the artist is given a space to do their own work as well as doing projects with

Youth MP excels in Parliament By Sharnahea Wilson

One local Youth MP has discovered during his time in the role that the voice of youth can be powerful. Stefan McClean of Johnsonville was selected by National List MP for Ohariu Brett Hudson last year, while still a student at Newlands College, to represent his community as a Youth MP. “Experiencing Youth Parliament so far as a Youth MP I've discovered that the youth voice is powerful. “Youth can influence politics and make real change – but it takes time and one speech or meeting certainly doesn’t make it reality.” During his time as a Youth MP Stefan has been lucky enough to have access to the Commerce Select Committee.

The opportunity to be part of such an influential and important group in New Zealand’s Government was a big deal for the first-year university student. Stefan attends Victoria University studying Law, International Relations and German. “Juggling my position with University certainly keeps me on my feet. I'm lucky the law school is only across the road so I often end up studying in between meetings. “Through my time at Parliament I often end up gaining knowledge that is directly relevant to my study so I can put what I practice onto the page,” Stefan said. He said the work as Youth MP had been complex and challenging but had brought on a whole new experience. “I'm looking forward to my time in the debating chamber

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Johnsonville housing units demolished By Sharnahea Wilson

A group of Housing New Zealand units were knocked down last Thursday due to earthquake damage. In 2013 the units were damaged by an earthquake but had remained standing for three years. Housing New Zealand finally made the decision to demolish the complex which sat on the corner of Frankmoore Avenue and Philip

Street in Johnsonville. Ohariu MP Peter Dunne welcomed the demolition of the complex but said former residents and neighbours had to wait far too long for a decision to be finalised. “These earthquakes occurred three years ago, and residents were moved out quickly afterwards. “It is therefore a little hard to understand why it has taken so long to decide the fate of the complex,” Mr Dunne said.

After the units were damaged, Housing New Zealand said the cost of making the complex safe and more weather resistant would be significant. There has not yet been an announcement on what Housing New Zealand will do with the land. Mr Dunne hoped Housing New Zealand would redevelop the site for public housing as there was still significant need in the Johnsonville area.


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Students disappointed by 2016 budget Local students believe the government is not doing enough to reduce the level of fee increases tertiary institutions can charge in the 2016 budget. The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association would welcome a move by the Government to reduce the level of fee increases institutions can charge students; but believe no real, strategic progress has been made to resolving issues around student debt and support. Students see the proposed three per cent to two per cent decrease tertiary institutions could raise fees by as a positive step in the right direction from Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce. However, they said change is long overdue after fees have spiralled out of control over the last twenty years and largely contributed to the current $15 billion student debt, which this years’ budget “has ignored”. “Students won’t see any day-today change to their living situation as a result of this budget,” VUWSA President Jonathan Gee said. “Spending towards student allowances has been cut, furthering the downward trend of spending towards allowances in recent years from $620 million in 2011, to a forecast of just $496 in 2016.”

University students have stressed that the number of student allowance recipients had fallen by almost a quarter since 2010 due to significant Government cuts to postgraduate and middle-income allowance eligibility. A statement put out by VUWSA said an average increase of less than a dollar per year in allowance from $170.80 in April 2011 to $175.10 failed to cover even the cost of rent for the majority of students in Wellington, and was unresponsive to the rising cost of living. “The $86.1 million increase towards subsidising tuition fees for science and technology subjects is a positive step from the Government, however should be further extended to support all academic fields. “A further investment of $1.6 million towards the Engineering to Employment fund is an important step to helping engineering graduates find employment,” the statement read. Students argued in regards to accommodation conditions, the Government also announced $18 million to extend Warm up New Zealand to rental housing. “This announcement is a start, but it remains to be seen whether cash-strapped students will see the impact of this,” Jonathan said.

Onslow old-boy’s exhibition open By Sharnahea Wilson

An Onslow College old-boy recently celebrated the opening night of his exhibition at Millwood Gallery in Thorndon. Attendees had the chance to meet with former Khandallah resident Nigel Wilson at the opening and hear him speak about his paintings. The exhibition titled Seasons showcased the work of Nigel who paints landscapes in an expressionist form. “His work captures the raw, natural beauty and distinct

character of New Zealand's landscapes through expressive, impassioned brushwork and vibrant, descriptive colour,” Millwood Gallery’s Murray Pillar said. “Nigel applies oil paint with variety, energy and certainty.” Nigel spent his formative years in Khandallah after his father Derek, who was an architect, designed and built their family home at 77 Burma Road. While he attended Onslow College, Nigel was tutored by art teacher Max Coolahan.

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Art teacher Don Peebles then shared his wisdom with the expressionist at the University of Canterbury’s Ilam School of Fine Arts. Nigel graduated from the school with a Fine Arts Degree. Nigel has mounted numerous solo exhibitions and is a contributor to group shows. He has now welcomed all locals to go along to the exhibition and check out his interesting works. The exhibition will be open in the gallery at 291b Tinakori Rd, Thorndon until Saturday, June 25 – so get in quick.

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On behalf of the Wellington City Council, Wellington Water recently began to carry out work on a stormwater and wastewater renewal project in Thorndon. The work, which is taking place on Molesworth Street, aimed to improve environmental outcomes. Leakage of wastewater into stormwater networks affects the environment, particularly at stream and harbour outfalls, Wellington Water representatives said. “Shortly after we began excavating a manhole on Molesworth Street, contractors uncovered evidence of chemical contamination of the soil. “Samples were taken, and the contaminated area backfilled with sand to contain the contami-

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Glen Robertson was born in Karori in 1928, and at the age of 87 he still resides there today. Born on September 11 to Olive and William Robertson, Glen has spent the majority of his life in the local suburb. “When I was growing up Karori was a village – we knew everybody.” Glen’s parents built a house at 38 Marshall Street, but after William died of tuberculosis when Glen was just two years old, he and his mother moved in with his grandparents. Olive’s parents Sam and Elizabeth lived at 58 Donald Street, Karori – and there Glen lived in the conservatory with no heating. “It was tough times because it was still the time of the depression but we did alright,” Glen said.

Long-time Karori resident Glen Robertson stands in front of ‘Grans Garden’ – a space he created for his late wife Barbara. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

As a child Glen spent most of his time playing in the vast open space where the teacher’s college now sits, or watching trains leave the station. “There was a big open field and a clay pit and a river running through that we used to dam.” Glen used to deliver the paper to Karori residents – then it was the Evening Post – and saved up money to buy his own bike. He said in his day, all of the children used to play on the streets because there were no cars, just horses and carts that used to truck around the milk, bread and meat. “There was no traffic – it was our playground.” Glen remembers when the very first car came to the suburb. “The family who owned it only used to take it out for special occasions on

nant and to minimise any risk to the public.” The samples taken from the soil showed that the chemical compound which appeared was dry cleaning fluid. Wellington Water said it appeared to be related to historical dry cleaner activities, as there were currently no dry cleaning processes being carried out in the vicinity of the site. There is a drycleaner’s agency nearby, but that serves simply as a “pick up and drop off” kiosk. Work on the stormwater and wastewater renewal project will begin again as soon as Wellington Water has finalised their approach to safely manage the contaminated material. Work is now expected to be completed in November this year.

Sundays. He said his childhood was vastly different to that of his grandchildren. After he had finished school each day (at Karori Main) he would run and play with his friends. “We were always out playing and creating out own fun. “We just knew we had to be home in time for dinner,” he laughed. The mechanical engineer and his late wife Barbara moved to London for four years after the war in 1951 but returned home to Karori where they got married and had three children. Glen has been involved in the community in various ways over the years, from singing in local choirs to dedicating a huge amount of his time to the Scouts. “I have been content living here,” Glen said.


















































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Q: Do you think the cycle lanes in central Johnsonville are well used?

Tallulah O’Donnell – Johnsonville

Janis Sneddon – Johnsonville

Judith Ryan – Johnsonville

Rebecca Shepherd – Khandallah

Gerhard Rennwandt – Johnsonville

I’ve never used them, and I don’t often see others using them.

I have only seen someone using them once, I don’t think many people cycle here.

I don’t think people use them much here because there is a lot of congestion which would make cycling dangerous.

They aren’t used at all because the roads are too busy – I’ve lived here for 18 years and hardly ever see anyone on a bike.

No I have never seen anyone cycle on them.

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Fed up residents Dear Ed, My whole extended family shop at the Johnsonville mall almost every day. Parking is an issue as it is often full. It frustrates the daylights out of us locals that the mall hasn't been developed

Utterly disappointed as promised to us. Especially as the infrastructure of Jville needs to keep up with socio growth as per Council Plans. We are all so sick of the token excuses, on-going stories and justification to send money to

St Luke's instead of Jville mall development. Just get on with it and develop the Mall. They have bought all the buildings. Come on action now please Virginia Wilson, Johnsonville

Mall ‘falling apart’ Dear Ed, The Mall is falling apart. With 4 empty shops and rumours of more to go, there is nothing to go to the Mall for. I don’t know when Councillor Ritchie was last “shopping” in the Mall but to say it is just fine beggars belief. Obviously she

was not in the Mall on 28 May for the flooding. It is hoped that the attitude she shows is not a representation of the City Council view of the expansion and redevelopment of Johnsonville business. However it is not just the Mall as Stride seems to own most if not all

of the “triangle” properties. Surely as residents and rate payers we are entitled to know what developments or improvements they plan for such a significant commercial area. Barrie Green Johnsonville

mall who have let it down not the council. They have promised a revamp for over 12 years & have done nothing. Clearly they only care about money but will start to lose money once the shop

owners leave. It is still very well patronised though as there is no viable alternative nearby. I now shop at Crofton Downs or Porirua. Victoria Smith, Johnsonville

I shop elsewhere Dear Ed, I no longer shop at the Johnsonville Mall. The main reason is the parking. 1 of the few places I still shopped was Pacific Jewellers which has now closed. It is the owners/developers of the

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Claire Redmond – Broadmeadows I don’t see many people cycling here but that could be to do with weather, I would use them – the more lanes the better.

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Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication.

Dear Ed, I bought a home in Johnsonville around 11 years ago for the very fact that the mall was in for a big change. The ongoing problems that the owners and the council had over the years has taken its toll on all the residents. I blame the previous mayor (Kerry Prendergast) and her underlings for undermining, what would have been an amazing mall, consents that took forever. Her response being "we have to protect the Golden Mile", which when you hear from leaseholders in Wellington, they would not be affected by a mall in Johnsonville, so much as their customers are the workers and residents in town. I am utterly disappointed that nothing is being done right now for the wonderful leaseholders that are presently in the mall. They have a hard job ahead of them. Stella Blyde Johnsonville

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Council to listen to communities on cycleway proposals The Wellington City Council has welcomed a recent New Zealand Transport Agency cycling review. Wellington Mayor Celia WadeBrown welcomed the release on June 1 of the Morrison Low report on Wellington’s urban cycleways programme. She said it was a positive opportunity to make further progress on cycleways with more extensive involvement from the community. Ms Wade-Brown said the council had learnt their lesson from the controversial Island Bay cycleway and had made progress through their consultation on the Hutt Road proposal. “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.”

Cha i r of t he Well ington City Council transport and urban development committee Andy Foster said implementing cycleways in Wellington would come with significant challenges – especially where they pass through established residential or commercial areas. “The report acknowledges this – and notes similar challenges with new cycleways all over the world. “We are already doing things better – in conjunction with the community – and I look forward to working with central government on a more collaborative approach to cycleway design,” he said. Mr Foster said it was important to tell the story of the growth of cycling in context. “It’s still a small but growing part of our transport system – and we need more people walking, cycling and using public transport as our city grows – just to keep everything moving.”  What are your thoughts on the proposed Hutt Road cycleway? Send your thoughts to

A feast on the street will be making its way to Karori to treat locals to great food and music next month. PHOTO: Clark Photography

Feast on the street heads to Karori By Sharnahea Wilson

A ‘Feast on the Street’ will be coming to Karori – featuring delicious food from local vendors and a chance for residents to get out and enjoy their suburb. The Karori Community Centre has organised to have a feast on the street once a month on Friday nights. “[It will be a] collective of four food stalls that will set themselves up on Karori Road, by St John’s Hall,” Community

youth and development worker Christoph Zintl said. “There will be a little music, great food and a lot of soul.” Feast on the Street also runs similar popular events in the Hutt and Porirua each month. Christoph said the feast will be making its way to Karori to share delicious flavours with local residents. “Pop-Up food stalls can be funky, gritty and a little innovative.” One of the food vendors will

be Clark Figuracion who is also a Karori local. Each stall will cater to different tastes and between the four of them there will be a huge amount of passion for culture, people and great food. Feast on the Street will be hosted in conjunction with the Karori Community Centre from 5pm until 7pm on the first Friday of every month.  The centre hopes to kick of the feasts from Friday, July 1.

Clairvoyants hold charity events in Churton Park By Sharnahea Wilson

Two Clairvoyants are holding a series of charity events in Churton Park.

Two clairvoyants from the United Kingdom are hosting a series of ‘Healing Hearts’ charity events at the Churton Park Community Centre. Clairvoyant Graham Sims said the events would give the public the opportunity to receive messages from those who have passed on. Graham said his gift has a different reception in New Zealand

than it did back home. “It is different because there is a lot more spiritual awareness in the UK.” He said the event would give locals the opportunity to have a look and enjoy the company of like minded people in a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere. Though he has 25 years of experience in clairvoyance Graham was not always a strong believer in spirituality. “Even after I was first intro-

duced to it, it took me three years to believe.” Now Graham often receives messages from loved ones who have passed on, including from his parents. “They are messages of comfort and guidance,” he explained. He said anyone can connect with spirits once they get past certain belief systems. “I get a lot of peace and serenity out of this and I want to help

others find this if I can.” The first event was held on June, 12 and will be held every second Sunday with the next one running on Sunday, June 26 from 7pm-9pm. At each event there will be a demonstration of Clairvoyance, spiritual stalls to browse, private readings and tea and coffee.  The events have a $5 entry fee with proceeds going to local charities.

Wednesday June 15, 2016

Locals flock for Birds of a Feather By Sharnahea Wilson

Locals are looking forward to seeing some stunning performances by actors of the Khandallah Arts Theatre this month. The two-night season titled Birds of a Feather will feature two short plays put together by the skilful team in Khandallah. The two plays are Table Talk by David Campton, directed by Lynn Coory and Wings by the young award winning playwright Jess Sayer, directed by Jillian Carpenter. Jess said she aimed to write plays that were “funny, dark, moving and that bravely confront things”. Khandallah Arts Theatre secretary Margaret Robertson said both plays feature strong women coping with emotional gaps in their lives. “Wings is a story about three sisters who had all gone their separate ways but are now together travelling to their mother’s funeral. “Table Talk is about a woman trying to get her husband’s attention but he’s too engrossed in his gardening,” Margaret explained. She said both of the plays could be categorised as “comedies with a bite”. “They are very relatable. Who hasn’t had a death in the family and a man who didn’t listen to them,” Margaret laughed. Birds of a Feather produced by Khandallah Arts Theatre will be on at the Cochran Hall, Cashmere Avenue School in Khandallah.


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Confucius classroom status for local school Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics Abby Wilkinson and Tor Riley wrap up warm in preparation for helping locals over winter. PHOTO: Supplied.

Keeping safe over winter By Rachel Binning

As winter abruptly arrives, weather emergency services brave the cold to support the local community. The team from Wellington Free Ambulance, Thorndon, has kept themselves busy during the first few weeks of the chilly months. “Winter is a rough time for lots of people,” Geoff Proctor head of field operations at Wellington Free Ambulance said. Heading into winter Wellington Free Ambulance would see more people with the flu and respiratory related problems. To help keep themselves well over

winter Wellington Free Ambulance staff members made sure they got their flu jabs. “It’s a simple step we can all do to keep ourselves, and people around us, well,” Geoff said. “Call 111 if you have a medical emergency. It is our job to work out the help you need,” Geoff said. The local Wellington Free Ambulance staff members also reminded the community to take lots of care on the roads in the rough winter weather. If you are concerned about your health you can either ring Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from a registered nurse or see your General Practitioner.

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Karori recently held an official opening of its Confucius Classroom after being awarded the status by the Confucius Institute. The Confucius Classroom programme aimed to promote the Chinese culture and language and was partnered with secondary schools to provide access to a wide source of instructional materials. The event on May 30 was attended by special guests, Chairman of the Confucius Institute Tony Browne and Rob Rabel, Pro Vice-Chancellor Victoria University Rob Rabel and Chinese Embassy officials. A plaque was unveiled on the day and students gave speeches and performed in front of a full assembly. “At Marsden we are committed to ensuring the Chinese language and culture is promoted school-wide and since its introduction in 2007, Chinese

has been a rapid growth area of the curriculum,” Marsden School Principal Jenny Williams said. “It is an honour to be awarded this status, our students have experienced considerable enjoyment and success in their learning of Chinese and the new Confucius classroom will provide an attractive and dynamic work environment to facilitate learning.” Students Annabelle Jessop, Lucy Berger and Amy Cooper won the national senior, senior runner-up and junior awards in the 2015 Chinese Proficiency Competition last year - two winners, let alone three, from one school being unheard of. Specialist Chinese teacher Jing Ying Herrington won best coach in 2015. “As the world’s demand for Chinese learning increases our students will stand in good stead to take up global opportunities beyond their studies at Marsden,” the teacher said.

Wellington Free Ambulance had a few suggestions for Independent Herald readers to prepare for winter: • • • •

Eat sensibly, keep warm and stay dry as much as possible. Keep coughs and colds to yourself – stay home if you can. Allow plenty of time if you are driving and drive to the conditions. Make sure you are visible – use car and bicycle lights, and if you are out walking wear easily seen clothing. • Save the jobs where need you to be up a ladder or on a roof for better weather. • Keep an eye out for your friends and neighbours especially the elderly.

Karori artist James GilbertMilne looks forward to opening his debut exhibition Four Finger Fandango.

Marsden School Year 11 students in their Chinese Confucius classroom.

An exhibition like no other By Sharnahea Wilson

An innovative new exhibition by a local artist is on its way to Toi Poneke and it is bringing with it a whole new perspective on mechanical processes. James Gilbert-Milne of Karori, who will open his debut exhibition Four Finger Fandango in July, has always been fascinated with “making things that make things”. Supported by the Wellington Emerging Artists’ Trust, Four Finger Fandango will question the everyday invisibility of machines and will elevate mechanical process to a performance. While completing a Bachelor of Design Innovation at Victoria University School of Design, James was introduced to 3D printers. “Our world is populated with

amazing technology – extraordinary devices brought to life by excited electrons swarming through copper, gold and silicon,” James said. His exhibition will feature just one machine with multiple parts. “There will be one machine with four independent arms,” James explained. He said the exhibition would slow down the process of everyday productions, such as printing, and would show the audience how machines operate. “It’s about appreciating mechanical performance.” The machine which gives its name to the exhibition will use robotics to replicate the role of a desktop printer. Accompanied by the gentle whir of motors and gears, four robotic limbs will work in

concert to create images. Each limb combines recycled rimu with steel, aluminium and electronics guided by simple microcontrollers. James said every year, nextgeneration devices are crafted with faster processers, more features, and promises of a better lifestyle. “Rarely do we pause to appreciate all the processes that occur to deliver the anticipated outcomes”. His fascination has also led to involvement with the League of Makers, participation in the Wellington Makertorium, and a research internship exploring the use of robots within a chemistry lab to create bone implants.  The Four Finger Fandango exhibition will run from July 1 to 23 at the Toi Poneke


Wednesday June 15, 2016

Vibrant artwork to raise awareness for refugees A group of students from Thorndon’s Queen Margaret College banded together with other schools from around the region to create a vibrant Refugee Day exhibition. A colourful display of kites will fly over the ground floor of Wellington’s Central Library during a

week-long exhibition this month. Refugee background students from St Catherine’s College, Kilbirnie and Hutt Valley High School collaborated with year nine students from Queen Margaret College to create the vibrant display of artwork.

Ten young people from Ethiopia, Iraq, Syria and Sri Lanka recently participated in an art workshop at Queen Margaret College resulting in the creation of the unique kites that will be displayed on the Mezzanine Bridge at Central Library. The exhibition titled Get to Know Me – What it means to be a Refugee will be on display from June 15 to 22 with an opening reception this Thursday which all are welcome to attend. The annual project, now in its sixth year, was facilitated by Refugee Trauma Recovery in conjunction with Queen Margaret College, and would coincide with World Refugee Day on June 20. World refugee day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. The students are guided each year by a theme which is set by the United

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Nations High Commission on Refugees. “We hoped to engage and educate those who had limited or no understanding about refugees and to make the refugee experience a little more tangible and accessible for the public,” a statement from Refugee Trauma Wellington noted. Refugee Trauma R e c ove r y i s a regional, specialist mental health service for refugees who have experienced trauma and torture. Additionally, it offers a number of community programmes designed to help former refugees settle into their lives in New Zealand.



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Been waiting far too Dear Ed, I still shop in Johnsonville. I am local and I like to support local retailers wherever possible. Obviously there are instances when one needs to visit the bigger malls as the items required are simply unavailable in Johnsonville. Having worked at the mall until quite recently, I feel that some retailers are hanging in there waiting for the redevelopment to begin. As the process continues to lag, so too does retailer

Not enough variety Dear Ed, Regarding the Johnsonville Mall discussion, Helen Ritchie states “A glance at the full car parks immediately tells a different story” which would suggest the mall is doing well. With respect to Ms Ritchie, a full car park isn’t a good indicator of the turnover of retail stores in the mall, otherwise why would so many long term retail stores have closed down? On the occasions I go to mall, usually only to have a delicious lunch from Spice Traders I find it hard to get a park, and see there a number of people at the mall, but the shops are empty

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Johnsonville group launches women’s scholarship By Sharnahea Wilson

An exciting new women’s scholarship will be launched at a local organisation’s fundraising dinner this month. The Pan Pacific South-East

Asia Women’s Association, who meet every month in Johnsonville, will hold a fundraising dinner at the Pines in Houghton Bay on June 18. The theme of the evening will be ‘Sharing Extraordi-

nary Transformations with New Generations’. The group is excited to launch their PPSEAWA New Zealand Empowering Women Scholarship. “We believe that offering a scholarship to help women get tertiary level education will give women more employment opportunities,” group member Marianne Bishop said. “We are only a small organisation and we rely on our fundraising ventures.” The scholarship is going to be for $1000 and the group planned on offering it annually to different women picked from applications they receive. “Women often are in low paid jobs and do not have the money to upskill themselves. We want to help.” The night will feature guest speakers who will talk about their life experiences and share their stories. Dr Swee Tan ONZM who is the Executive Director of Gillies McIndoe Research

Dame Kate Harcourt will speak at an upcoming fundraiser for a local women’s association.

Institute and a recipient of the KEA World Class New Zealand Award 2015, will share his words with the audience. Local woman Dame Kate Harcourt who in 1996 was appointed a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her contribution to theatre will also share her interesting story. “[They will talk about] how they have raised to extra ordinary level, giving hope to our young generation, to experience extraordinary transformation,” Marianne said. The children from the Virtuoso Strings Community Orchestra will perform on the night.

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Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre was lit in colours of the rainbow on June 13 as a gesture of support for the LGBTI victims of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, Florida this week. Mayor Celia Wade-Brown said Wellingtonians have reacted in horror to the news of the massacre. “This is a multi-cultural capital city - we welcome diversity of expression. I express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the victims.”

War on graffiti The ongoing campaign to get rid of tagging and other graffiti vandalism from the Capital City appears to be achieving great results, according to the findings of an independent audit. The audit surveyed 60 sites around the city and more than half were free of any visible graffiti. The results of the audit will be presented to the Wellington City Council’s Community, Sport and Recreation Committee on Wednesday, June 15.


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Parent representatives’ votes:

Name Votes Name Votes Dave Clarke 256 Janet Green 205 Lesley Cornish 117 Toby Green 84 Steve Donkin 117 Brian Norris 116 Invalid Votes: 19 I hereby declare the following duly elected: Dave Clarke Lesley Cornish (on a tie break) Janet Green


Staff representative votes:

Name Votes Rachel Johnston 10 Paul Le Roy 8

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Name Votes Elizabeth Morris 17

declare Elizabeth Morris duly elected. Area 1: Momona, Mohaka,I hereby Kawatiri - Kaponga. Signed Kate Koch, Returning Officer

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Declaration of Staff Election Results At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received I hereby declare: Sarah Parkes - duly elected

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Board of Trustees Election 2016 Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results Parent representative votes: A solid Boyd-Smith, Denise 34 Chee, Liane 42 Clews, Anne 41 Dickson, Ian 54 Lafoa’i, Ma’anaima 38 Lange, Matthew 62 Mackay, Mandy 46 Rakanui, Edwin 39 Russell, Kelvin-James 49 Invalid votes 03 I hereby declare the following duly elected. • Liane Chee • Ian Dickson • Matthew Lange • Mandy Mackay • Kelvin-James Russell Staff representative result At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received I hereby declare Hesketh, Margaret Applications duly elected. are available at our recruitment office or at the security gate based in the George in Wellington. AmandaNgauranga Beauchamp, Returning Officer Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.

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Parent Representatives votes: Name Votes Bouzaid Lynnda 27 Godfrey Naomi 24 Pakuria Macella 13 Schleif Angela 21 Wano Todd 16 Williams Mark 27 Invalid Votes

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Parent representatives’ votes:

Parent representatives votes:

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J'ville prems notch first win Johnsonville Rugby Club's premier side finally managed their first win of the season when they played off against Old Boys-University's B side in the first round of the Hardham Cup at Helston Park on Saturday. With their two Hurricanes players Chris Eves (prop) and Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (halfback) leading by example, Johnsonville lifted their game at the weekend. After leading 19-3 at halftime, with the wind on their side, the local players defended stoutly in the second spell to finish the game with a 26-10 result. Tahuriorangi, from Taranaki, was especially impressive in general play and also contributed through his boot with three conversions, including one from the touchline. He was a member of the New Zealand Under-20s side who won the world title in

Italy last year. Others to stand out for the locals were young right-wing Jacob Walmsley who scored twice, including a 70 metre intercept try, and never shirked the tackle. Flanker Mykel Herewini made a number of storming runs up the middle, and number eight Silao Lupematasila was also on form during the match. Jarick Robati and Kalolo Kalolo also scored for Johnsonville. Johnsonville's colts perfor med most credit ably against Wellington, going down 15-8 in a tight encounter at Prince of Wales Park while the club's reserve grade Cripples won again, beating Upper Hutt 53-21. The Johnsonville-Tawa women scored their second win of the season when overcoming Upper Hutt 35-12 at the Petone Recreation Ground.

Jubilee Cup begins Premier club rugby players from around the region played their first game in the Jubilee Cup at the weekend. Last year’s champions Kelburn based, Old-Boys University played Upper Hutt Rams RFC on Saturday but lost out to them in a nail-biting 20-18 finish. In their next game the Old-Boys will face off against Wainui at William Jones Park in Wainuiomata. The game will be played on Saturday, June 18 and will kick off at 2.15pm.


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Rex Junior Meafoou, 12, setting himself up for a try.

Shannon Madden-Daniels with her team post match.

Thrilling weekend for children’s sport By Rachel Binning

School winter sport is in full swing and no matter where children are playing they are giving it their all. At Porirua’s Ngati Toa Domain the Johnsonville Cheetah’s under 13-year-old rugby team were up against a very strong Pare-Plimm’s Orcas team. Once warmed up the Cheetah’s players, coached by Spencer Jonathan, put in a decent defence throughout the game. Lucas Maihi, 12, supported his team by delivering repeated sprinting tries that left his counterparts in his wake. Newlands Intermediate School pupil Lucas was particularly on form after he was recently selected for the Western Bays rugby representative team. Lucas’ dad Pae Maihi said he was a “pretty proud father” when it came to his son’s achievements. Lucas has come a long way in rugby in a very short time. He is only in his second year of playing rugby after transferring from playing soccer. Despite the Cheetah’s best efforts the Orcas took home the win. Meanwhile on the other side of the busy domain, Khandallah’s

Shannon Maddern-Daniels was coaching and supporting her three children who played for North’s under 6-year-old ‘Griffons’ rugby team. “I enjoy seeing the faces of anticipation of my team on the field - letting them show their own skills [and] building team work,” Shannon said. Her rugby team battled it out to win against the Pare-Plimm ‘Hammerheads’. “The win was an awesome feeling. My team celebrates a win or loss,” she said. Meanwhile, closer to home it was all on at the Newlands College netball courts with girls from the local Northern suburb primary schools giving it their best, learning new skills and trying out new netball positions. The full sized netball courts were divided up to accommodate rival schools playing against each other. Other courts were occupied with girls being taught all important team skills and ball work by attentive coaches and supportive parents. The all-inspiring children, their supporters and their coaches will do it all again next Saturday.

Larissa Daniels-Maifea, 6, makes a run for it.

Wharfies in crushing Premier league win Waterside-Karori continued their domination of the Capital Premier football league with a crushing 10-1 win against Kapiti Coast United on Saturday. This was a classic top of that table versus league strugglers match and the difference was immediately apparent as Wharfies piled on the pressure. They gave a vocal home crowd plenty to cheer about as they

completely dominated Kapiti who were never in with a real chance. The win, Waterside-Karori’s ninth from 10 games, puts them well clear in the Premier League with 27 points. Second placed Western Suburbs are on 20 points with a further gap back to third placed North Wellington on 16. The weekend’s football was

again an illustration of attacking play dominating with an amazing 30 goals scored in five Premier matches. Assisting that statistic was the Miramar Rangers home match with visitors North Wellington in which eight goals were scored. Unfortunately for North Wellington they only scored three of them while Miramar netted five times.

This had to go down as a major upset as North Wellington are third from top and Miramar third from bottom but the home side took all of their chances and North Wellington will want to improve their defence for the coming Saturday’s showdown with neighbours Waterside-Karori. This will be the clash of the round and a large crowd is

expected at Alex Moore Park for the 3pm kickoff. In further good news for Waterside-Karori their Women’s Premier team beat Kapiti Coast United 2-1 in very tough conditions at Weka Park in Raumati. They will have another tough match on Sunday when they travel to Petone who are currently second in the league.

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