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Hockey with heart By Sharnahea Wilson
A 15-year-old hockey fanatic is taking Wellington by storm, being the youngest player selected for this year’s Wellington Regional rep team. Year 10 German exchange student Tara Duus transferred to Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in February to study and play hockey for three terms. “I came over later than I would have because I was participating in nationals in Germany,” the keen sportswoman said. Tara was selected for both the Under 18 Capital Hockey Team which stems region-wide, and the Marsden first 11 team. Continued on page 2 Marsden Collegiate exchange student Tara Duus, 15, gears up to play in a national hockey tournament. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson
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Continued form page 1 Having played the sport since the age of six, Tara excels at mid-field and defence. She will get the chance to show off her skills at a national competition in Palmerston North in three weeks, where teams from every region will come together to play each other. Tara has been told there would be tough competition at the week-long tournament so she was nervous but also “really excited”. The rising hockey star has five trainings each week. If that is not enough, she goes down to the school turf by herself to practice her “drag flicks and penalty corners”. Tara’s host sister also plays hockey
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for the school team so the girls are able to practice and enjoy the sport together. In Germany Tara played club hockey so she said it was nice to be able to play for a school team. “You should be proud of your school and want to represent them at sporting events.” When she was deciding what country to do a student exchange in, the dedicated teen chose New Zealand because she wanted to “go somewhere where hockey was a big sport”. Tara will make the most of her time in New Zealand by travelling around the South Island with her host family during the school holidays.
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Footballers head to South America By Sharnahea Wilson
Young footballers are gearing up for the trip of a lifetime after being selected for a team which will venture all the way to Argentina. Football coach Milan Bartosz is involved with both North Wellington and Onslow Football Clubs and wanted to give a team of children the opportunity to delve into a whole new culture. About 65 children were eligible to be selected for the team which will head to a football club in South America to play against local footballers at the end of September. The group of players from both local clubs was then whittled down to a final 12 players aged 12 and 13. “I have always wanted to offer New Zealand kids more. “I want them to experience an environment where football is the number one sport,” Milan explained. Milan said he hoped the trip would give the young footballers an incentive to continue with the game and take it as far as they could. Most of the children have not yet travelled out of the country. One player excited for the trip was the team’s only female – 13-year-old Samantha Whyte.
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inbrief news Food for thought Kiwi households are throwing out up to $560 worth of food every year, so the Wellington City Council has joined other Councils around the country in support of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign which launched last month. Love Food Hate Waste is an international campaign that aimed to raise awareness about the need to reduce food waste. The Love Food Hate Waste team will get out and about with their Love Food Hate Waste stand at market days and events throughout 2016 and 2017.
Locals love their Little Free Library By Sharnahea Wilson
A Little Free Library has officially opened in Khandallah and is benefitting all keen readers – adults and children alike. Two community-minded
locals decided to start a little free library in the Khandallah Community Garden where people could pick up or drop off as many books as they liked with no strings attached. Community Garden’s secretary Kate Misa and chairper-
Efforts acknowledged Tourism lynchpin Olivier Lacoua, general manager of CQ Hotels in Te Aro, is set to be rewarded at the Absolutely Positively Wellingtonian Awards on the evening of Wednesday, June 29. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown praised his contribution to Wellington. “Olivier’s good work reflects Wellington’s belief in appreciating diversity and accessibility.” Artist Stavros Kyriakides will also be acknowledged at the ceremony. The presentation of the awards will take place at the beginning of the Wellington City Council meeting, due to begin at 5.30pm at Council’s Committee Room 1, at 101 Wakefield Street.
CORRECTION In last week’s edition of the Independent Herald (Wednesday, June 22) we ran a story on page three about Dr Allan Cockburn’s upcoming retirement from the Johnsonville Medical Centre. We would like to sincerely apologise for the misspelling of Dr Cockburn’s first name. We would also like to clarify that as well as working as a general practitioner, Dr Cockburn spent 30 years in maternity. We apologise for the mistake and wish Dr Cockburn all the best in his retirement.
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library,” Tammie said. The children painted tui, books, the Beehive and bugs. An official opening was held on Saturday, June 25 and despite the rain people turned up in droves to deliver and take books. The Little Free Library is a worldwide concept and people can log on to the official website to find the little free library that is closest to them. For more information visit www.littlefreelibrary.org.
Retiring members acknowledged by Mayor By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
The Onslow Historical Society waved goodbye to two longstanding committee members after last week's meeting. Last week marked National Volunteer Week, as well as the 48th annual general meeting of the society. Dianne Small and Christine Paterson had been part of the society for over a decade, but both recently decided to retire. Society president, Murray Pillar, said the organisation would miss the valued team members. “We're definitely going to miss their input, it's quite a large gap that requires filling. It was great to acknowledge them in National Volunteer Week.” Dianne had been taking meeting minutes for over 10 years, which was quite a skill in itself, Murray said.
Christine's main project in recent times was based around relocating, within Johnsonville, the South African war memorial to local boy Leonard Retter. Christine would still be around to contribute to the task, Murray said. “We're very fortunate that she is willing to stay involved with this project.” The society's role is to provide information, education, entertainment and the opportunity for people to discover and participate in local history initiatives. This includes evening lectures, bus tours, visits to historical places and buildings, exhibitions and celebratory functions. The size and scale of this work depends on the society's finances. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown was the guest speaker at the meeting and acknowledged the work of the retiring pair. Murray said having Ms Wade-
Brown there was important for the society. “Celia is the society's patron as well as Mayor of Wellington. It was great for her to give all our volunteers recognition for their service.” A further twelve certificates of appreciation were presented to other members who have
roles on the committee, with the society’s archiving project or as hosts when the historical centre is open on Sundays. The society aimed to continue making sure history is recorded, archives are maintained and future generations can enjoy the local heritage.
Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown (centre) thanks Dianne Small (left) and Christine Paterson for their contributions to the Onslow Historical Society.
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Community Centres in your neighbourhood Over the coming weeks the Independent Herald will be profiling each community centre in Wellington’s Northern and Western Suburbs. This week we had a chat to Jan Pike from the Johnsonville Community Centre on Moorefield Road. By Sharnahea Wilson
The Johnsonville Community Centre has been up and running for almost 42 years and is still going strong – hosting an array of groups, events and activities. Centre coordinator Jan Pike said people in the area are starting to get excited about the upcoming Blue Light Disco for adults that will be held on August 13. “People are excited – it will be a flashback to their childhoods.” The centre has drop in times every Monday where anyone can go in and enjoy a cup of tea and some nice company. “People like having a hub they can go to,” Jan said. There are a diverse range of clubs and classes held at the centre including drama therapy, a social English group, religious groups and craft workshops. The centre also boasts a toy library, five rooms, an op shop and a licensed childcare centre. “There is a lot of space. People can hold parties, weddings and funerals here,” Jan said. Twenty-five years ago the centre was rebuilt and the community has raised half of the funds toward the project. “It’s the only Wellington centre that has had half of it’s funding come from the community. And it is completely run by volunteer management committees,” Jan said. Woodsman She also pointed out how the centre was conveniently Johnsonville Community Centre coordinator Jan Pike Totara Inbuilt Fire Insert located right next to the Keith Spry Pool and whereWood stands proudly in front of the community hub. the new Johnsonville Library would go. 13.7kw Metallic Black PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
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Wellingtonians are spoilt for choice when it comes to culinary options and this monthly feature will not only let you know where to enjoy your favourite cuisine but also what is new or special to try once you get there!
Dish of the Month Chargrilled Moki on sweet roasted bell pepper medly Gatsby Tapas, is located on the corner of Renown Rd and Poplar Ave in Raumati South, on the stunning Kapiti Coast. Our menu is inspired by owner Rosi Buttula, born and raised in Rewa, Fiji. Rosi is well travelled and brings home ﬂavours from all around the world. The dish of the month, our tasty fresh chargrilled moki on a bed of sweet roasted bell pepper medley has a Fijian and Maori inﬂuence. With Fijian ﬂavours throughout the dish and the Moki being recognised as a “chieﬂy” ﬁsh in Maori culture. The Moki is a ﬁrm yet ﬂaky ﬁsh. Moki are notoriously good ﬁghters and feed on shellﬁsh, crustaceans and even seaweed. We prepare our Moki by cutting it into cubes and marinating the beautiful ﬁsh in the fresh tropical ﬂavours of pineapple, lemongrass, green peppercorns, ginger, garlic, chili and lime, seared on our hot chargrill, to give it that smoky
Share and sample the flavours of South Vietnam Located in the heart of Wellington, is our restaurant Saigon Van Grill Bar, in the iconic historical building Orsini at 201 Cuba street. Saigon Van Grill Bar are proud to serve dishes from the southern part of Vietnam and some are designed for sharing and trying a bit of everything. We invite you to break the “one main
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charred ﬂavour and then cooked with a rich coconut cream to ﬁnish off, we then nestle it on a bed of sweet roasted medley of capsicum with the sauce, made from reducing the tropical marinade and coconut cream, poured over the ﬁsh and topped off with fresh coriander. This dish is simple yet rich and heavenly. This is one of many seafood options on the menu here at Gatsby Tapas. You can indulge in the very popular Crispy Calamari, known as the best in Wellington, or try the dreamy Scallop Ravioli or the ﬂavoursome Mussel Fritters, to name just a few. Come dine with us here at Gatsby where you will have a dining experience like no other! Ayla Walker, Head chef, Gatsby Tapas, Raumati South.
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Paneer Butter Masala (Curd Stik) Paneer Butter Masala is Higher Taste Hare Krishna restaurant’s most popular dish. This dish has a near perfect combination of spiciness and creaminess. The recipe is Higher Taste’s specialty. Its gravy makes it simply irresistible and versatile to be served with any Indian bread.
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Spice up your life Tandoori Heritage in Kilbirnie have a strong ‘family focus’ and have been operating in Wellington for almost 25 years now. No small feat for an Indian Restaurant in the capital. Almost a quarter of a century on and Tandoori Heritage are still dishing up the ﬁnest Indian delicacies, a testament to their culinary talents. The restaurant is owned and operated by Preetam Kalsi and his wife Mrs Sarb Kaur who pride themselves on “delivering the customer real
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
School-boy supports Fiji school with sports equipment
Your chance to win Wellington’s Waterfront will come alive this weekend with the arrival of the Resene Cool Colour Ice Rink and Slide. It returns for the second year running and this is your chance to win a family pass. There will be a four week programme of wintery festivities which will offer something for everyone - providing inner city revelry for all ages, including the exhilarating 35-metre-long double-laned ice slide. The fully covered ice rink provides stunning views straight out into the bay, a visual treat for all weather skating.
By Sharnahea Wilson
An inspirational young student made a big difference to a small village in Fiji after raising funds so children could play sports. Eight-year-old Riley Witts of St Teresa’s School, Karori, had to do a project for school where he raised money for a worthy cause. After their devastating Cyclone Winston in February, Riley thought it would be nice to raise money so he could send sports eqipment to Koroinasau District School near Sigatoka in Fiji. Riley raised the money in a very kiwi way – by “making 52 cheese rolls to sell” at his mum’s workplace. “We thought my great grandma’s recipe would be a good thing to try,” Riley explained. Once they discovered what Riley was doing, Johnsonville-based sporting goods supplier Packaworld jumped on board. Riley raised enough money for rugby balls, tennis balls and table tennis balls and then Packaworld came to the table with inflatable goals and rugby posts. Koroinasau District School Head Teacher Loata Finau said the equipment was received with festivity and song by the children and teachers of the school. “This is the only school in our community, and we also host community groups and youth groups. This equipment will enable the children in our district to get some more enjoyment in their play, and will really help us in our sports programmes.” Packaworld CEO Peter Roberts said the company was proud to support Riley’s gift, and had great respect for initiatives that provided young people with the opportunities to play sport. “It’s really important that people, especially the young ones, have the opportunity to play. “Ensuring people around the world can play sports like football is a big part of what Packaworld stands for, and I’m proud to help these young people.”
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.
Question: Is it important to vote in local government elections?
Anne Copeland – Newlands
Stephanie Davis – Johnsonville
Mike Schultz – Johnsonville
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LETTERS to the editor 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.
Letters continued on page 18 Move beyond the cycleway debate Dear Ed, In response to the number of letters regarding the Johnsonville cycle way published in the June 22 edition of the Independent Herald, I would like to suggest that Wellington needs to move beyond the for and against debate on cycle ways. Common sense would sug-
gest that Wellington needs a balanced approach to investing across all modes of transport, including roading, cycling, pedestrian walkways and public transport as well. It appears current council does not hold this view and is fixated on defending cycle ways to the detriment of
Wellington moving forward on all forms of transport. If council took the time to talk to locals about what they wanted and what they see working best for their communities and not just listening to vocal minorities on either side of the cycling debate, then transport decisions could be made that are
actually wanted by communities. I don’t think this is rocket science, only common sense local governance. But it means we need new leadership at council level that’s willing to listen. Heather Jones Johnsonville
Youth organisations recognised by local club By Sharnahea Wilson
Two organisations who work hard to help youth in the community have been recognised for their outstanding work by a local rotary club. Last week the Johnsonville Rotary Club donated $6000 to Challenge 2000 and $4000 to the Life Education Trust. Former Rotary president Michael Hodgen said the club had invited Steve O’Connor of Challenge 2000 and Kapa Te Aho of Life Education Trust to their meeting, but they were not aware their organisations would be receiving the donations. “Both were absolutely delighted,” Michael said. He said the pair were very surprised, on the night of the meeting on June 20, to receive the donations. Steve spoke about the Johnsonville based organisation Challenge 2000 and explained how it started with a small group of passionate people who wanted to change the world. The organisation works throughout the Wellington region and provide a range of services to young people, families and
community groups. “They have been of particular note to us for the good work they do mentoring young people,” Michael said. The organisation takes gap-year students and holds leadership training as well as holding a supportive bail programme which gets alongside young offenders to keep them out of prison. “[They aim] to work with youth to develop meaningful relationships and a whanau (family) atmosphere and give them an example of what real life and families should be all about.” Kapa also spoke to the rotary club, and explained a bit about the Life Education Trust which is a not for profit organisation. Life Education Trust provide a specialist curriculum to schools throughout the country and tailor their lessons to individual schools’ needs. At the end of the evening Michael presented both Steve and Kapa with donations from the Rotary Club of Johnsonville’s Charitable Trust, to “support the excellent work the two organisations do for our youth”.
Former Johnsonville Rotary President, Michael Hodgen, presents Challenge 2000’s Director, Steve O’Connor, with a donation cheque for $6000 for Challenge 2000
Wednesday June 29, 2016
Johnsonvale residents dance the night away Johnsonvale residents got their groove on during their mid-winter solstice party on the shortest day of the year. For this year’s mid-winter celebration last Wednesday the friendly team at Johnsonvale Home in Johnsonville threw a 1960s themed party where residents and staff were encouraged to dress up. “The relatives dressed up too which was lovely,” Clinical
operational manager Brenda Wright said. The attendees were treated to drinks and nibbles before they danced along to 1960s songs performed by “The Jinx Band”. “The residents all knew the words to the songs so they were singing along,” Brenda said. The Home was decorated in bright colours and flash-
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ing lights for the event and all guests were treated to a glass of mulled wine upon entry. About 30 people attended the event which is one of the biggest nights on Johnsonvale’s calendar. The staff organised ‘lucky door prizes’ where guests got given a ticket on the way in and the winner walked away with a nice bottle of wine, Brenda said.
“Children also had to guess how many lollies were in the jar.” The staff, residents and guests danced the night away and enjoyed delicious finger food prepared by the resident chef. Though the home has many activities running every week, their next big event will be held a couple of weeks before Christmas.
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and those embarking on careers (up to 40 years). There is also a well-stocked golf shop for all of your golfing needs. You may have heard of the Junior Kiwi golfing programme, this was introduced into New Zealand by Manor Park and they have a strong on-going junior development programme. The club is home to some of the young regional and national golf prodigies of the present day such as Daniel Hillier, Julianne Alvarez and Gabrielle Palado. There is a great fellowship across a large number of organised groups, for example: • Seniors (playing Tuesday and Thursday),
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Wednesday June 29, 2016
J o i n U P t o d ay !
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t - you’re right.” Henry Ford
Wellington’s newest cheerleading gym Ignite Cheer & Tumble classes are run by experienced coaches at a dedicated cheerleading facility in Petone, complete with sprung floor, nine metre tumble track and trampoline. Classes focus on teaching skills, coordination and technique, all while having fun and getting fit. Ignite has a class suitable for everyone, from complete beginners to experienced
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Dance on down to Wellington Ballet Wellington Ballet was first established in 2006. Classes are held in four convenient locations in the northern suburbs - the newly refurbished Khandallah Bowling Club, Khandallah Town Hall, Johnsonville Community Centre and the Newlands Community Centre. Wellington Ballet focuses on giving children the opportunity to dance allowing them to: • Express themselves in different ways • To be educated in the arts • Maintain ﬁtness • Gain stage experience • Gain self conﬁdence • Coordination and musicality • Discipline and focus • Make new friends • Most importantly, to have fun! For more information contact Monique at Wellington Ballet, wellingtonballet@ gmail.com, 04 9712228, 027 2145593, www.wellingtonballet.co.nz
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Emergency water supply a relief for Makara residents
From left: Councillor Malcolm Sparrow, Carly Anderson (Meridian Energy), Vicky Wutzler and Peter Walker (Wellington Rural Fire Authority), in front of the new tank at Makara Beach.
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Fires in the Makara Beach area will now be easier to handle thanks to a community initiative to provide an emergency water tank for firefighters. The new 30,000-litre tank will provide a fast and reliable supply of water when it is needed the most. Peter Walker, of the Wellington Rural Fire Authority, said the tank, which had its official launch last Friday, would assist the people that respond to fires around Makara Beach. “It’s a valuable initiative that will make a significant difference in supporting the teams that respond to fires in the Makara Beach area.” Rural communities were challenged by being remote and Makara Beach was no different, he said. “It takes around 20 minutes for a fi re appliance to reach Makara Beach so efficient connection to a water supply will make a big difference in the event of a fire.” The initiative was supported by Meridian Energy, who supplied a grant of $13,357 to purchase the water tank.
Power Up the Cancer Society The Cancer Society Wellington needs your help. Through its ‘Power Up’ campaign the Cancer Society hoped to raise $70,000 to cover the costs of 115 solar panels, which will produce a 30kW capacity for The Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House accommodation facility. The facility provides daily accommodation for up to 40 out-of-town patients having cancer treatment at the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre, and is located on the grounds of Wellington Hospital. The Cancer Society’s chief
executive, Michael Smith, said the campaign came on the heels of a need to expand services in the face of an increased demand for them. “The upgrade to solar panels will save over $300,000 over the 25 year warranty period freeing up money for the Cancer Society to be spent on other essential cancer services. “We are asking the public for general donations or for businesses to buy a panel for $600 - buy three and with your 30 per cent tax deduction/rebate you really only pay for two,” said Michael. Supporters of the project
include Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown, who said it was a great project, both environmentally and socially. “It will enable the Cancer Society to save money and redirect some of its operational funds to expand supportive care and health promotion services to the people of Wellington. “Solar panels also fit well in our Low Carbon Capital,” Ms Wade-Brown said. The Indepedent Herald will be tracking the Cancer Society’s process throughout its ‘Power Up’ campaign. Check in each week to see updates on fundraising efforts.
Wellington City Council also pledged its support by offering to assume ownership of the tank and to maintain it as a rural asset. Vicky Wutzler, a Makara Beach resident who had been driving the project, said she was grateful to the Wellington City Council, Rural Fire, Meridian and friends in the community who helped make the tank a reality. “Even though I hope we never have to use it, this is an excellent outcome for Makara Beach.” Malcolm Sparrow, the Council’s Community Resilience Por tfolio Leader, praised Meridian and the Makara Beach community for the joint initiative. “Meridian should be congratulated for this really valuable contribution to the local community.” The water tank had been a work in progress for some time, after Makara Beach residents applied to Meridian for funding for the project in June 2015. Meridian's contribution to the cause was extremely significant. “It was vital to the project. Without their funding it wouldn’t have happened,” Mr Sparrow said.
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EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville the garage of a house in Fraser Avenue was entered by tampering with the lock. A Toyota Corolla located inside the garage was broken into via a smashed a window. The vehicle was searched and contents scattered around. Unspecified items were stolen. A green Toyota parked on the street overnight in Bannister Avenue was stolen. A silver Toyota station wagon parked locked overnight on the street in Tarawera Road was broken into through a smashed window. An Ipod and charger, a jacket and some CDs were stolen. In Newlands a red Subaru station wagon parked overnight, locked with alarm set, in a driveway in Baylands Drive, was stolen. In Black Rock Road a blue Toyota car parked on the street overnight was pelted with eggs. Another car parked in that same space had also been “egged” several times during the previous week. An attempt was made to force an entry into a house in Black Rock
Road, causing damage to the lock on a sliding door. An attempt was also made to force an entry into the garage at this property. All attempts were unsuccessful. In Khandallah two Mazda Familia cars parked locked on the street overnight in Rangoon Street were broken into. Both had their left rear windows smashed to gain entry. Property stolen from these vehicles included sports equipment, a watch, a laptop computer and clothing items. Also in Rangoon Street a blue Skoda hatchback was damaged by “keying” – the scratch marks running the length of the passenger side of the vehicle. In Cashmere Avenue a silver Audi sports car, parked on the street during the evening, had its rear right tyre slashed. Emblems on the rear and all the wheels were damaged. In Ngaio a white Toyota Hilux van was broken into via a smashed window and an Apple Ipad and a blue tooth display unit were stolen.
Bridge Club celebrates 25 years
Onslow Bridge Club members mark 25 years of playing. By Sharnahea Wilson
The Onslow Bridge Club spent the night celebrating their 25th year of existence last week. The local club celebrated with some games and a supper. The club started in 1991 as the Ngatoto Bridge Club. It had just 12 members and would meet at St John’s Church in Ngaio. Four years ago, after the church was demolished, the club moved to the Johnsonville Uniting Church. With the move the club changed their name to the Onslow Bridge Club. “The move meant more space for
new players,” club member Eugene Crosby said. He said the club meets every Thursday evening at the church and the members always have a good time. “We just play to enjoy ourselves. “We are a friendly, happy club with a little bit of competitiveness,” Eugene explained. Eugene said people could either go to the club alone and make new friends or bring a partner to play with. On the first Thursday of every month they will draw out names and pair people up together. The members have also been
playing for the Kirsten Wright trophy which was donated by Alistair and Carole Wright after their daughter passed away in 2012. The points from each game would be tallied up throughout the year, Eugene said. Then whoever came out on top got the to take home the trophy. The club would generally play 18 to 20 boards each Thursday evening from 7.30pm to about 10.15pm.
volunteer groups as we want to recognise independent individuals). This can be anything from someone raising money for a sick child, to someone dedicating their time to helping people in need. The
feature will give people the chance to thank those people in the community whose good deeds might go unrecognised. Each Local Hero will be interviewed for a story with a photo and will receive a voucher
for the Johnsonville Shopping Centre. If you would like to nominate someone who fits the bill, contact Sharnahea Wilson at herald@wsn. co.nz or on 5871660.
For further information contact Eugene Crosby on 4792441 or club president Phil Oliver on 9702859.
Do you know a Local Hero? The Independent Herald, in conjunction with the Johnsonville Shopping Centre will be running a new 'Local Hero' feature. In our up-coming issues we would like to celebrate those people in the
community who might not be getting the recognition they deserve for the inspiring deeds they do. Each month we will choose one Local Hero from the local community who has done a good deed (sorry no
Outstanding support for community hall By Sharnahea Wilson
Crofton Downs Primary School children are excited about the wide community support to strengthen their hall.
After just three weeks of reaching out to the community for funding, Crofton Downs Primary School has received a whopping $27,000 toward its hall strengthening. In 2014 the Crofton Downs Community Hall, located on the school grounds, was deemed an earthquake prone building and has now been closed for two years. On June 2 the school received $50,000 in funding from Transpower to put toward the earthquake strengthening of the hall. After the school had raised 90 per cent of the $455,000 needed to reopen the hall, they looked to the community for help. Since then donations have poured in from local residents, past and present Crofton Downs Primary School students, families and members of the Japanese community. The Japanese community raised funds for the hall in the early 1990s and then gifted
the facility to the school. The school’s board of trustees chair Robyn McInnes was surprised at how much community support the hall has received. “We’ve been delighted with the support received from near and far. It really demonstrates just how special the hall is to our community.” With the community’s help the total number now required to return the hall to acceptable strength and re-open it is just $18,000. “The remaining $18,000 is still a significant sum but the fundraising team is confident with continued support from local residents and businesses the goal will be reached and the hall re-opened for everyone to enjoy.” Members of the community can continue to donate to the hall strengthening at www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/ croftondownscommunityhall.
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Funding granted to combat super-bugs Two Victoria University researchers hoped increased funding can help them find the answer to combating drugresistant super-bugs. The Health Research Council of New Zealand granted nearly $1.2 million to Dr Jeremy Owen and Associate Professor David Ackerley, from Victoria’s School of Biological Sciences, for their three-year
project. Dr Owen said they would use DNA sequencing and synthetic biology to discover new drugs. The techniques would allow them to extract new molecules from bacteria that cannot be grown in the laboratory. “Just because we can’t grow a bacterial species in the lab doesn’t mean we can’t access an antibiotic it makes. The in-
structions for how to build that antibiotic will be somewhere in its DNA. If we can find these instructions, we can make the antibiotic.” Resistance to current antibiotics is increasing, and unculturable bacteria may provide the answer to producing new drugs. “Currently, scientists can culture less than one percent of bacteria that exist on Earth and
this one per cent has provided most of the antibiotics we currently use in medicine,” he said. Professor Ackerley said antibiotic resistance is a significant threat. “We’re in danger of going back to the time when people would routinely die of the most mundane things, like infected scratches from rose thorns while gardening.” Many promising drug candi-
dates never made it to the clinic because there was not enough supply, he said. “Our synthetic biology approach ensures we will be able to make lots of whatever we find. Plus, the classes of molecule we are looking for generally have strong antibiotic potential, so we think we have a good chance of finding something useful.”
Onslow College band eyes national final By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
Kick-start for Rabbit Rescue campaign Wellington Rabbit Rescue is launching a Kickstarter campaign to ensure they can continue to care for sick, injured and unwanted rabbits. On Saturday, July 9 at the Aro Valley Community Centre, they will host a day of face painting, live music, food stalls and entertainment for the whole family. The event will run from 12pm – 4pm. Green Party spokesperson for animal welfare, MP Mojo Mathers, will be opening the event and participating in a Q&A session. Wellington Rabbit Rescue cofounder Chrissy Joy said having Ms Mathers there would be a real boost for their campaign. “We’re really delighted to have Mojo Mathers opening the event. She’s committed to animal welfare, and has been a real driving force for bringing about positive change in New Zealand. To have someone like her supporting us is just brilliant.” Since August last year they have helped more than 100 rabbits find homes. They want
to keep getting rabbits into new homes so have kept their adoption fees as low as possible, which means it often doesn’t cover the cost of care, she said. The organisation's other cofounder, Zoe Marsden, said they have collaborated with local designer Cat Drayer to develop a range of products featuring lighthearted illustrations revealing the secret life of rabbits. “We’re really thankful for the support we’ve had from Cat. She’s fostered rabbits for us as well, and after talking about the challenges of covering the costs of rabbit care we had the idea to create and sell products with the profits going straight to caring for these rabbits.” Kickstarter was the perfect way to start their campaign, she said. “Kickstarter provides a great platform to get an idea like this off the ground. We’ll be selling tea towels, tote bags, mugs, postcards and more. We’re really excited for people to see the products, and maybe it’ll make them think differently about what their pet rabbit is really up to.”
A local indie-rock band is aiming to go from regional winners to national finalists in Smokefree Rockquest 2016. Retrospect, from Onslow College, have advanced to the next stage of the competition after winning the Wellington regional final on Friday night. A crowd of over 400 gathered at the Opera House to watch local bands compete in New Zealand's only nationwide original music event for youths. Runners-up City Talk, comprised of students from Hutt Valley High School and St Bernard's College, would also advance to the next stage. Bird On A Wire, although not advancing to the next stage, claimed third-place for Onslow College on a successful night
for the school. Onlsow College students also took out best vocals, best musician and best song writer. Retrospect guitarist Ian Moore said the guidance of a teacher had helped Onslow produce so many talented musicians. “Our teacher Justin Pierce is really encouraging and helpful when we ask for advice about songwriting and performance.” Justin had been very constructive when mentoring the band before the regional final, he said. It was the first time Retrospect had entered the competition, but they had been targeting the event for a while. “It's definitely something we've been working towards. We never aimed to place, we just wanted to give it a go.” The group only came together as a band late last year, Ian said.
The level of competition meant they were surprised to find out they had won. “It was an unreal feeling. Everybody else was so good. People in our band still can't believe it.” Their success had come on the back of hard work and commitment to the cause. “We spent a lot of time practising and working on our arrangements, so it feels like the hard work paid off.” The bands will now each submit a 15-minute video of their best material as they push for selection in the national finals, to be held later this year. Earning the opportunity to go to the national final and compete for the title was the ultimate goal for Retrospect. “It would mean so much, we all love what we are doing. It would be great to show what we can do if we take our music seriously.”
Retrospect - from left: Ian Moore, Felix Mendonca, Raquel Abolins-Reid, Anna Van Gorp, George Whiteley and Evan Oijordsbakken.
LETTERS to the editor Response to letters on mall
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Dear Ed, I reply to letters in response to my rubbishing media claims that Johnsonville Mall is empty. Key comments made to the reporter, but cut out were: “I am often in the Mall…and just yesterday was there in the Food Court for lunch. Contrary to media report (online), the Food Court was not empty: I could not find a seat. And the man next to me purchasing a Kebab could not praise the place more vociferously. He just kept saying to me, “This is the best place in Wellington
Dear Ed, I am a bit late with this but felt that I had to respond. The Mall has some great shops but it lacks choice. You can still go shopping there but shops keep closing, which suggests that there are not enough customers or the rents are too high for the income. There is not a big enough population to support another large mall perhaps. It is a huge financial outlay with no guaranteed return. It is not far to either the two larger malls or central Wellington and the Mall would need
then joined by many workmates.” “A new modern Mall would clearly be welcomed by the community. “ Often I am in the Mall, dining, talking to people, shopping- this week buying a new coat, and asked, “Where did you buy that? Paris?” My reply? “Johnsonville Mall”. Use it, or lose it. How can we make the most of the Mall? Helene Ritchie Northern Ward Councillor
to produce something exciting to attract the customers here. The reason the mall development has stalled is because they cannot get enough new businesses to sign up to justify the cost. Without the retail support perhaps the owners could just ensure the rents are sensible and make the Mall attractive to encourage more customers now. Then new businesses might be more enthusiastic to sign up. Cecilia Parker Johnsonville
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Thorndon School leading innovative practices Thorndon School is leading the way in a democratic education project aimed at increasing achievement for young New Zealanders. National List MP Paul Foster-Bell said the project had been given $40,000 as part of a fund to encourage innovative teaching practices in schools, and he was very keen to see the outcomes in 18 months. “I’m delighted to see our local education providers working together to raise achievement for children here in Wellington Central.” The project was one of 46 selected in the second round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund. The fund supports teachers’ bright ideas, which evidence had shown are working and can be shared across schools. “This project pairs Thorndon and Clyde Quay Schools with such partners as Victoria University, the NZ Council for Educational Research and Wellington High School to enquire into concepts of democratic education,” Mr Foster-Bell said. It was part of National's $359 million 'Investing in Educational Success' initiative which aimed to encourage collaboration between schools to lift teaching standards and help Kiwi students achieve, he said. “These projects will trial new ways of doing things. Where these projects are successful, other schools will be able to learn from the successes as well, so that excellent practice becomes common practice.”
Left to right: (back) Kath Henderson, Judy Berryman, Ngarie Pryde, Gwenda Martin, John Markham, Leslie Page (in green), Pip Piper (in red), Bruce Taylor, Diane Barnes, Eugene Crosby with (front) Kerry Popplewell, Betty Black, Ethel Burson, Marie Hampton.
Past teachers catch up By Sharnahea Wilson
Retired teachers who spent many years teaching at Onslow College had their annual catch up at 1841 in Johnsonville last week. Eugene Crosby who started teaching at Onslow College in 1969 said the annual catch up was a great way to keep in touch
with like-minded people and share stories about their days in the education sector. Eugene taught engineering and technical drawing full time for 28 years then as a relieve teacher until he retired this year. “Six years ago we thought it would be nice to have lunch together,” Eugene explained. The group has met every winter
ever since. He said Gwenda Martin had taught at the college for the longest out of the group. “She started in 1960 and taught science. The school was just four years old then.” Eugene said the group liked to talk about the old days, the subjects they used to teach and how much of it is different now.
Have you considered standing? Nominations will soon open for the Greater Wellington Regional Council elections and people are being encouraged by the council to think about putting their names forward. People who are passionate
about the region and the role of the council, whether it be in public transport, environmental protection, flood management or water quality, should consider standing as a councillor, the council said.
Greater Wellington Regional Council is a statutory body made up of 13 regional councillors, representing six constituencies. These constituencies include Kapiti Coast, Lower Hutt, Porirua-Tawa, Upper Hutt, Wai-
rarapa and Wellington. To help potential candidates find out more about the regional council and the elections, the Greater Wellington Regional Council has launched an elections page visit: www.makeas-
tand.co.nz for more information about throwing your hat in the ring for the October elections.
There are monthly working bees at the garden which give people in the community the chance to work together and keep the communal area tidy.
The garden was nominated for many reasons including the fact that it provided the local school with seeds for home gardening, it offers free fruit and vegetables
to the community and the volunteers are very welcoming and encourage everyone to take part. The awards ceremony will be held on Monday, August 1.
Nominations open on Friday, July 15 and close 12 noon Friday, August, 12.
Khandallah garden finalist in community award By Sharnahea Wilson
The Khandallah Community Garden was created to bring the community closer together, and thanks to the work of a few volunteers the creative space has been nominated for an award. The Community Garden’s secretary Kate Misa and the chairperson Tammie Noldan were delighted when they were told they would be finalists in the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards. The awards recognise the valuable contribution volunteers and community groups make across the region. “There has been a small group of volunteers getting the garden up and running,” Tammie said. Tammie said it was lovely to be nominated after they had turned
a patch of “totally overgrown” land into a community garden for everyone to enjoy. “Putting the garden there improved visibility on the corner for pedestrians – it’s quite a busy intersection,” she explained. The community garden includes vegetables, fruit trees such as apple, pear and plum trees, native plants and an array of herbs. “We only have three rules when it comes to the community garden,” Tammie said. “Pick what’s ripe, only take what you need and leave some to share.” There is also a lot of space for children to play in the garden. Kate took the time to paint noughts and crosses on a tree stump and there are big trees for young ones to climb.
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North Wellington’s Old Timer’s Day victory North Wellington have trounced Upper Hutt City 5-1 on their way to a last 16 place in the prestigious Chatham Cup Football championship. North Wellington produced superior quality football throughout before a large crowd on Old Timers Day at Alex Moore Park on Saturday. Going into the match coach Peter Howe said North Wellington were hoping the early form they have shown in other Premier fixtures would continue. “We are expecting an exciting match today against Upper Hutt. The squad is looking good, morale is high and they have belief in themselves that this season will be a strong one for the club, with all teams within the club progressing very well.” Howe was as good as his word and as a player he made his mark with the opening goal for Norths. Assistant Coach Kieran Cripps also has a dual role and was in outstanding form, scoring a hat-trick on his way to winning the Man of the Match award. Simon Fejos completed the scoring for the home team. Upper Hutt City came into the game as unbeaten leaders of Capital 1 and had dished out a 5-0 thrashing to Havelock North Wanderers
in the previous cup round but they were no match for an in form Norths team. North Wellington club president Grant Stephen said the win had taken the club into unchartered territory but they were ready for the challenge. “We have a very good squad. There is plenty of depth and talent among our young players so we have been able to balance the demands of a cup run and the league.” North Wellington, sponsored by NgatiawaRussell Lodge, had earlier beaten Seatoun 7-0 in the first round of the cup before ousting Kapiti Coast United 1-0 in round two. Their opponent for the last 16 round will be either of the final three Central League teams Miramar, Wairarapa United or Palmerston North Marist. Underscoring the club’s depth is the Norths Reserve team which has also been in superb form, winning 10 of 11 games to lead the Capital 3 division. “The club is in great heart. We are the largest senior club in the region and we have been building across all levels of competition so the future looks very bright,” Stephen said.
Sports talk with Jacob Page... Warriors win NBA battle, lose war It's fair to say the Golden State Warriors will feel like that impatient girlfriend waiting for a proposal from a clueless boyfriend. For all of their time, effort and sacrifice in 2016, it doesn't mean a thing if you haven't got that ring. A history-making 73 wins and nine losses evaporated into obscurity after they failed to win the title on Monday, losing a seven game finals series to the Cleveland Cavaliers. It's the first professional sports title for Cleveland since the 1960s. The city is a proud sporting hub but it's sports fans have been subjected to choke acts and bad luck for half a century. That was until Monday.
Golden State Warriors were the best NBA team in history – now, not so much. How can you be when you don't win the championship? Instead those championship rings go to Cleveland, a team who timed their run to perfection to beat the perfect team. The best team goes back, in my opinion to the 1995/96 Chicago Bulls. They lost one more regular season game than the Warriors but ultimately won the championship. Sport is about winning battles, but more importantly, wars. The Golden State Warriors won 73 battles but lost the one war they needed to win most.
Johnsonville eye second win The Johnsonville premier rugby team will be looking to double their win tally for the season when they take on Marist St Pat's at Evans Bay Park, kicking off at 1pm this Saturday. The under-21 team are also up against Marist St Pat's, with kickoff at 1pm on the adjacent artificial turf.
The premier reserve side will be hoping to bounce back from three convincing losses when they play Wellington at Helston Park at 1pm. The club's under-85kg team will be hoping to secure second-place when they also take on Wellington, at Hataitai Park at 2.45pm.
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North Wellington players were on form at the weekend when they faced off against Upper Hutt.
'Cripples' honour former teammate with timely win By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
The Johnsonville 'Cripples' reserve grade rugby team have dedicated Saturday's victory to a former teammate who passed away unexpectedly last week. Paul (Sweetie) McIntosh played for the team for over 10 years and also represented the club's presidents grade side for five years, before hanging up his boots a few years ago. The win was especially meaningful for Johnsonville as the Upper Hutt Rams Pirates had gone through the first round of reserve grade-B unbeaten. Saturday's match was their first after they were promoted
to reserve grade-A. Cripples coach Richard Eckhoff said playing the game had been difficult. “It was a tough decision on whether we would actually play the game. We haven't defaulted in 32 years and we think playing is what Paul would have wanted.” The team justified that decision by producing a performance Paul would have been proud of, to come away with a 24-21 win. The team was formed in 1985 and was originally made up of retired premier players, many of whom were injured. They became affectionately known as 'the cripples' and the name stuck. Richard said they had set specific
goals for the remainder of the season. “We will be looking to make the top four and then push on from there.” This week they will face a tough test against the Poneke Ruffnuts, who finished top-of-the-table after the first round of reserve grade-A. In other results for the club - the under-85 team continued their fine form this season with a 48-5 win over Upper Hutt, while the club's two premier teams both suffered big losses at the hands of Norths. The Johnsonville-Tawa combined women's team went down 48-20 to a more experienced Poneke side, but managed to score four tries with a squad that includes a number of newcomers to the sport.
The Johnsonville 'Cripples' contest a lineout against the Upper Hutt Rams Pirates.
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