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One concerned 11-year-old took initiative when he sent a letter to Wellington City Councillors asking them to make Middleton Road safer to bike on. “I would like to bike to school but my mum said it’s not safe enough,” Jacob Fouhy said. Jacob lives in Tawa but goes to school and has football practice in Johnsonville. He said he would like to be able to cycle to Johnsonville but at the moment it is too unsafe. Two weeks ago Jacob sent a letter to all of the councillors pointing out the fact that Middleton Road, which runs from Churton Park to Tawa, was not safe to travel along. Continued on page 2 Jacob Fouhy, 11, wants Middleton Road to be safer to bike along. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson
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Continued from page 1 Other than the motorway, Middleton Road is the only way to get to Churton Park from Tawa. “I currently cannot get through to school, my best friend’s house or my football training by walking, running or biking safely,” the letter read. Jacob then attached a list of 107 signatures from people who would like a footpath to be constructed to bring the “two suburbs together and to enable safe transport”. Councillor Malcolm Sparrow was blown away by the initiative shown by the young student. “It’s great but the disappointing part is having to
respond that it will be a long time before the pathway will be done.” Malcolm said there would eventually be a shared cycle and footpath along Middleton Road but as this would cost at least $10 million it could still be more than seven years away. He said some people had justified not redoing the road by saying there was not the demand for it by walkers or cyclists. But he said it could be argued that people do not use the road because it is unsafe. “We had just agreed to tar seal the edge of the road between the white line and the gravel,” Malcolm added. The tar sealing would take place in the next 12 months.
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A local liquor department manager will be introduced to a whole new world of wine after being selected as an associate judge at upcoming wine awards. Blair McMillian who runs the liquor section at the Khandallah New World was selected to take part in this year’s New World Wine Awards to be held at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium. Blair was selected from New World’s team of liquor managers nationwide to work with independent wine judges. Before he got selected to be an associate judge, Blair had to head to Auckland for a wine tasting as part of the selection process. “Our wine knowledge was tested but we also got to learn a lot while we were there,” Blair explained. His selection meant he would take part in the three day Wellington event in August which
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Khandallah New World liquor manager Blair McMillian will head to the New World Wine Awards in August. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
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Concerns around Karori PostShop’s new location By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
New Zealand Post customers in Karori are raising concerns around the upcoming move that would see customers access the PostShop through a petrol station forecourt. From July 28 the PostShop will move from its current location at 261 Karori Road, to the nearby Mobil service station. Residents were worried that consideration had not been given to the safety of people needing to access the postal services. “We've been told there's parking, that's true but many people walk to the current PostShop after or before their shopping,” one resident said. “They just haven't thought this through. “They can't say they weren't warned when the elderly, and people with pushchairs and
young children find it tricky or impossible.” New Zealand Post general manager for retail distribution Tracey Berry said the company was aware of the concerns. “The safety and comfort of our customers is very important to us. “There are car parks onsite making it easy to access the store – in fact, this is an improvement on parking from the current PostShop site. “We note that pedestrians often come into the Mobil store and we are confident they will continue to do so safely.” Mobil New Zealand were contacted for comment regarding the concerns but had not responded. Kiwibank customers would also be affected by the PostShop’s impending move, as the bank would close its Karori branch once the PostShop move was complete.
Karori residents will soon access their PostShop through this Mobil forecourt. PHOTO: Jacob Beleski
Customers were hoping an ATM may be installed in response to the closure. There is currently an ATM located at Marsden Village, but residents were concerned with its accessibility. One resident said “It would be much more convenient to have one where the bank is now. “If one doesn't have a car it is a bit far to walk to the ATM at
Marsden and then back to the mall area.” When the Karori branch closes, the closest Kiwibanks would be on Lambton Quay, Manners Street and Featherston Street. Will you be affected by the Karori PostShop shifting and the Kiwibank closing? Send your thoughts to herald@wsn. co.nz.
Stacking his way to the top By Sharnahea Wilson
A speedy teen has been stacking his way to success
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Nathan (left) and his relay team landed second place at the World Stacking competition in Germany in April.
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Nathan represented New Zealand’s national stacking team the Black Stacks in April. The dedicated team made it into the finals of every event at the tough competition. Once again he did impressively well in the relay section – landing second place. “We broke New Zealand’s national record. We also set a new record for Asia which includes 13 different countries,” Nathan said. The world competition had 269 competitors from 22 countries. “It was a great experience.” Nathan will now gear up for the next competition to be held in Whanganui in September.
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Local baker made finalist in Gold Awards
Youth awarded for community involvement By Sharnahea Wilson
Becs now runs Stiletto Studio on Plumer Street and employs a part-time baker. The thing that sets Stiletto Studio apart from other cakerys skills in helping others”. is their flavours, Becswas said.the MP Peter Dunne “Since I'mon thetheone who guest speaker night andhas to taste all scraps I like the presented thisthe year’s awards. flJohnsonville avours to be Youth something a bit Grants different, and more than has now granted overexciting $565,000 traditional toa 325 youngsponge.” people since its Most of their cakes are mud establishment in 1987. cakes but Becsthis uses interesting Core funding year came from Autoshop flavours such asGroup saltedwhich caramel has donated overjelly $260,000 in cookie dough, tip, snickers, the last ten years. and banoffee pie. For 20 yearsisthe Herover speciality 3Dawards novelty have been thewhere John-her cakes, andhosted that is at also sonville passionRotary lies. Club. “The move Johnsonville “There are to very few cakes we shopping is a step say no to,centre and we've had tosome wards getting greater At involvefantastic challenges. the last ment from the North wedding show we Wellington had a gravity business community,” Chris defying Yoda wedding cake.” said. She has also made a jumping shark, pouring teapots, airbrushed skulls and a bleeding zombie with a likeness to the birthday girl. “I like to think our cakes are a party, not just By Sharnahea Wilson “Today we at area celebrating Mr “After having children in to nominate him for the most centrepiece the dessert.” education for the past 18 years inspirational teacher award,” Smith’s amazing achievement. Becs wasyou represented at the A local teacher has been pre- I knew Richard was not an he said. “Thank for your contribuGold Awards on June 30 by sented with his prizes on Friday ordinary teacher. Richard received a number of tion through your energy, vitalTrina her sisters after winning the Warehouse ity,sister passion and and commitment to “For the past 18 months, he gifts including a $5000 travel her Andrew. Stationary’s most inspirational has given my daughter and card, a $200 gift card, a box of husband children’s education,” she said. teacher award. Richard and his family will be every other child in his year stationery and a Notebook. Wadestown teacher Richard seven and eight class the gift of Principal Sally Bar rett heading over to Cambodia early Smith was awarded with the a lifetime - the ability to believe thanked Richard for his contri- next year to educate children Inspirational Teacher award dur- in themselves and the skills to bution to the school. and help those in need. ingSharnahea a school assembly way best suits By Wilsonon Friday. learn in thethe pastthat year. were over the members and their guests went Richard was overwhelmed by them,” the nomination stated. The extensive list included Toot for Tucker around the room and told interesting stories the support and appreciation he Warehouse Stationery’s busiThe Johnsonville Rotary had a presidential collections, clean ups, youth initiatives, the about themselves. had received ness manager Mata changeover at a special dinner held at development the ShelterBox Campaign and donations to varied The club will now look forward to the 50th “This is an amazing day,” he Te Pania said the competition Johnsonville Club in June. organisations. Anniversary celebrations in April next year. said to the assembly. has had gone from “strength to On June 27 Michael Hodgen, who Vince has now stepped into his third presi“It is very special to have strength” every year. been clubsay president for like the past years, dency at the club. someone something this two“It is something people really handed hisbut chains overI do to Imember about you, nothing do getVince behind. “It’s going to be challenging because it’s a Adams-Schneider. new era,” explained. by myself – it’s a team effort,” “We all know howheteachers Michael thanked the directors, offi ce bearVince was rst president in 1998, then in he said. go above and beyond theficall of ers andteacher club members the support they 2009 and will be president for 2016/17. The was thefor overall duty,” she said. had givensurpassing him during5537 his time in the Husband role as of“There hasnominabeen a lot of change in that time.” winner, other Richard’s president. Rotary member Ian MacLean was also a nominations in the fifth year of tor, Ant Edwards explained “I inspirational am honoured teacher to have cambeen this club’s focus of the night. the why the couple wanted to give president years,” back Ian’sto family paign. during the last two Rotarysomething Richard.surprised him when they Michael said to attendees on the night. up on the night in time for him to The nomination written by “As soon showed as we met Richard have attempted return this honour by be awarded with the Sapphire badge which a “Iparent of one oftoRichard’s we knew there was something giving my Maria very best to this club.” Michael Hodgen (right) hands his Rotary students, Edwards, ex- exceptionalVince about said him.was a big honour. He discussed some of theis many The theme of the night was something presidential over to Vince plained why this teacher one projects “Wethe wanted to do something Wadestown teacher Richard Smithchains receives his award for Adamsclub worked on or helped out with Schneider . teacher. from your past. After the formal processes of thehas best. niceover for him so Maria decided New Zealand’s most inspirational
section along with five other Wellington businesses. A local baker has been recBecs said she was surprised ognised for her hard work after to be nominated but even more being made a finalist in this surprised to beWilson made a finalist By Sharnahea year’s Wellington Gold Awards. when there are many amazing Johnsonville cakery Stiletto businesses in Wellington.Youth The Johnsonville Studio, owned and operated Awards “I thinksaw I’danother forgotten that besuccessful by Becs Lake, was nominated hind the19cakes andstudents fun is a year all with young and then made a finalist in very running that beingwell awarded for business their efforts the Emerging Gold – Services I’m oververy the past year. proud of.” Chair of the Youth Award Trustees, Chris Kirk-Burnnand, Local Baker Becs Lake displays herthe event held in Johnsaid impressive gravity defying Yoda sonville shopping centre, on Campaigner honoured wedding cake. October 22, was a great success and the Trust is looking to grow with portrait the event even further. A portrait of campaigner Helen Kelly was “Each year there are so many hung at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery outstanding applicants that imthis week in recognition of her ongoing press the Trustees with their work. Mayor Celia-Wade Brown called involvement in the wider comHelen a passionate Wellingtonian and munity. said she should be applauded for the “The Trust is focused on youth work she has achieved as a campaigner development and giving grants Hollywood receiving her award from MP Peter Dunne. for Charlotte social justice, New Zealand workers rights and the use of medical marijuana. Helen said she was thrilled to have a portrait of herself hanging in the Gallery. The Wellington Newcomers Network invited anyone and everyone who was interested in getting to know new people while having interesting conversation along to their July events. The group will meet for a coffee catch up on Wednesday, July 13 at Clarkes Cafe in the Central Library at 5.30pm. They will meet again on Thursday, July 28 for coffee and conversation at the same venue at 2.30pm. Head along for a new experience.
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Becs said baking was something she just “fell into”. “After travelling and while unemployed I started playing around cake to pops andwith desto youngwith people help sert buffetssport for fun.” education, and the arts,” Fromsaid. there she was asked by Chris aOne friend a friend she could of oflast year’sifawardees make herKay daughters first Richard spoke on thebirthday night. cake. This was herthe first paid Richard captained Under order. 19 men’s Underwater Hockey Team and went on to win a Gold medal for New Zealand. Local winners this year included Francis Rankin of Newlands College for having received one of the highest awards a St Johns cadet leader can attain – being selected to represent New Zealand for St Johns youth at international competitions. Laila Smith of Onslow College was also awarded for her success in gymnastics and circus arts, as well as her “keen leadership
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Harry Potters and princesses abounded at one Karori school last week as students raised money for charity. Primary school students at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School dressed up as their favourite book characters to raise money for Bellyful Karori. Year 6 student Louisa Boyer took inspiration from fantasy writer Terry Pratchett and dressed up as Tiffany Aching, a witch featured in his books, while other students looked to JK Rowling's Harry Potter for costumes. A group of Year 6 students at Samuel Marsden organised the mufti day as part of their duties on the student council. The day was a success for both the students and Bellyful Karori with over $600 raised for the charity. Bellyful branch coordinator Jacqui Jago said the charity relied
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CLASS ACT: finalists of last year’s Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award.
family members, we have decided to use the fund to support our literature awards,” Emily said. From the submissions, the team at Katherine Mansfield House will whittle the writings down to 10 finalists. A guest judge will then choose a final winner. Last year’s guest judge was award-
winning Wellington writer Kate de Goldi. The students will be judged on aspects such as overall impact and technique. Then the 10 finalists will join the judges at an award ceremony later in the year. Visit www.katherinemansfield. com to enter.
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Basin joins 21st Century Award-winning architects Tennent Brown have been chosen to lead a high quality team of designers, sporting experts and heritage advisors to help redevelop the iconic Basin Reserve and bring it into the 21st Century. In April 2015, the council agreed to include the Basin Reserve Masterplan in the Long-term Plan 2015–25. The plan outlined $21 million of spending over the next 10 years for the upgrade. Its key features were to retain the premiere test status of the stadium and make improvements to the ground as a recreation space for the community.
More accommodation for incoming students By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
Students studying at Victoria University in 2017 will have an extra accommodation option in the heart of Wellington city. The university is set to open its twelfth hall of residence in February next year, in time for the arrival of new students. The new hall would be located at 143 Willis Street, in what is currently known as the Tel Tower building. It would provide furnished single-rooms across 11 floors and bring the university's total number of student accommodation beds to around 3,300. Victoria University secondyear student Annie Eden stayed
in Weir House in 2015 and said staying in a hall was a valuable experience for students. “Staying in the halls was definitely worthwhile, as being with others who were in the same boat was easy and a great way to make friends.” Staying in a hall could be a helpful transition for students between leaving home and flatting, she said. “I would definitely recommend new students stay in a hall - it's usually in the middle of living at home and then going flatting so it's a big help. “It also helped to settle into the university lifestyle.” Victoria University ViceChancellor, Professor Grant Guilford, said the new hall
would bring a multitude of benefits to Wellington. “Victoria University already contributes in excess of $1 billion per annum to the Wellington regional economy and that will increase as the university continues to grow.” Students and their visiting families and friends were a significant part of that, he said. “The estimated expenditure per student, excluding fees, is between $15,000 and $20,000 per year.” The new hall would be an exciting addition to the university’s accommodation portfolio and would give students another option for enjoying state-of-the-art accommodation, he said.
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street.
Question: Will you use the new library that is coming to Johnsonville?
Fhi Kelly – Johnsonville
Roumen Shipkov – Khandallah
Graeme Gorton – Ngaio
Craig Nolte – Johnsonville
Kelly Johnson – Paparangi
It’s a good idea and I think it will be used more than it is now.
I would use it more than the current one if there are more materials like books, DVDs etc.
Yes, I don’t use the one in Johnsonville at the moment but I would definitely use the new one.
It depends on what it offers – if it offers more for the children then yes definitely.
I use the current one but we will probably use the new one more.
Isaac Bennett-Smith – Johnsonville Yeah definitely – sometimes I use the current one but I would use the new one more.
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a white Toyota Hiace van parked overnight in Arthur Carman Street was entered via a smashed window in a sliding door. A Faber saw and battery were stolen. In Rotoiti Street a white Hyundai van was broken into through a smashed passenger window and a first aid kit and an ID card were stolen. A white Mazda Bounty commercial vehicle parked overnight on the street in Tarawera
Road was stolen. A yellow Suzuki motor bike on board the Mazda was also stolen. A white Ford utility parked overnight in a driveway seven metres from the road in Prospect Terrace was stolen. Power tools and a wallet containing bank cards and a driver’s licence were in the vehicle. In Newlands a white Hyundai light van parked overnight in Link Road had its left rear
sliding window smashed to gain entry. A blowing gun and a quantity of power tools were stolen. A green Toyota Corolla hatchback parked overnight in the driveway of a house in Glanmire Road had its driver side window smashed. No entry was made into the vehicle. In Khandallah a white Ford Mondeo parked overnight on the street in Izard Road had its front registration plate stolen.
The painted wall in front of a house in Cashmere Avenue was tagged. In Ngaio a silver Toyota Avensis station wagon parked in the driveway of a house in Fox Street had acid thrown over the bonnet, the left wheel and a passenger door. The effect of the acid has caused the paint to bubble up and peel. A silver Mazda van parked overnight in Awarua Street was entered via
a forced sliding window lock and the sliding door. A quantity of tradesman’s power tools was stolen. In Grenada Village a silver Toyota Estima station wagon left accidentally unlocked in Havana Rise was entered and a Tablet, two bags of clothing and a wallet containing cash, bank and other cards were stolen. In Trinidad Crescent wood was stolen from a firewood box.
COM MUNIT Y HERO
A lifetime of helping others By Sharnahea Wilson
This month’s community hero has lived in Johnsonville most of her life and has dedicated much of her time to helping local people. “I have always been interested in volunteer work with my church, more recently Lions, and collecting for various organisations’ annual appeals,” Sandra Galic said. Sandra was asked by a friend to join the Johnsonville Lions Club 18 years ago and has been a member ever since. She has also acted as president of the Lions this year on top of the other volunteer work she does. When Sandra retired in 2012 the spare time she suddenly had allowed her to get involved with more volunteer work. She decided to get involved with North Wellington SeniorNet where she tutors the Basic Skills course which would help people learn how to use their computers. Sandra worked as a typist and a secretary so she volunteers her time and uses her skills to help out many local committees. “I love what I do there,” she said. She proofs letters for the White Ribbon Campaign and Trust, the Te Araroa Wellington Trust and the Parish Council. She also uses her talents in Pitman’s shorthand to take minutes for multiple meetings. “I take minutes for about nine committees.”
Sandra Galic of Churton Park loves to help out the local community.
The dedicated local attends Community Liaison Meetings at Johnsonville and Churton Park Community Centres which she sees as an opportunity to learn about what other organisations in the community are doing. “Around my volunteer work I fit in a lot of croquet, lunches, morning and afternoon teas with friends, and other social outings – all of which I love.” Sponsored by:
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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 Tracey Read from the Churton Park Community Centre in the heart of the village. By Eleanor Wenman MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
9am on Wednesdays before heading off for a walk by the Hutt River. Tracey said a whole range of people come to visit the centre, whether it is for a class, a social gathering or just dropping by for a quick hello. Most of the activities are free, although charges apply to some.
The Churton Park Community Centre is still shiny and new and there is a new face working inside to match. The centre was built three years ago and community centre advocate Tracey Read started working there one month ago. So far she has loved it. For more information head to the “It's been really good, really welcoming,” centre's Facebook page: www.facebook. com/ChurtonParkCommunityCentre/ she said. Recently, the community centre has been getting ready for the school holidays with a series of workshops available for children over the break. These include creative writing classes for both children and teenagers, an arts and crafts session and a musical workshop. Outside of the holidays, the centre offers a range of activities, from social English classes and painting to Pilates and walking groups. Meeting rooms are also available for hire. The walkers have been a community centre success story. “They started with a small amount of people and that's become a really large group,” Tracey said. There are about 115 active walkers spread Churton Park Community Centre advocate across several groups of different fitness Tracey Read stands outside the entrance to levels. One of the largest groups meets at her new workplace. PHOTO: Eleanor Wenman
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School Holidays Long live DinoRock
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Girls basketball camp Wellington Basketball Association is holding a one day Girls Basketball Camp this school holidays. The camp allows participating girls to receive inspiration and training in a supportive and engaging environment. The camp will cover core skills, techniques and
scrimmaging in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Ages 6 - 15 of ALL skill levels welcome. For more information contact laura@ wellingtonbasketball.co.nz, 387 3005, www.wellingtonbasketball.co.nz
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In DinoRock: A Musical for Kids, a dinosaur rock band learns to work together and appreciate everyone’s talents, because everyone has something to bring to rock and roll. DinoLand is overheating, and the only way it can be stopped is if all of the volcanoes erupt at once through the power of rock music’s vibrations. Dinosaur rock band DinoRoar is running out of time to choose a song to play! Things are only made worse when the guitar player Snarl decides she wants complete control and decides to steal the instruments and hide
them. Emerging writer/director Aaron Blackledge turns his hand from adaptations of traditional stories and nursery rhymes to his first original children’s show. Along with a mix of classic and modern rock covers, the band will be performing one original song. Rock and roll with the best dinosaur rock band in town and help find their instruments and save the day! BOOKINGS: www.kapitallkidstheatre. co.nz/bookings / 04 934 4068
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School Holidays Young People Weave their Way at Capital E
ON TV: Daring to be different
These July School Holidays, Capital E weaves some winter magic into young people’s school break with a full programme entailing digital workshops, live performances and a brand new interactive installation from Monday 11 July – Saturday 23 July 2016. Young people get stuck into weaving wonders in Weave Your Way at Capital E’s creative space on Queens Wharf. Upstairs in MediaLab, –there will be 3D model making workshops, along with augmented reality in Design Your Reality and check out how visual effects are executed in Visual Effects. Capital E’s new programme, Daring to be Different in the OnTV Studio will focus on reality television and people who want a full explosion of Capital E can check out jam-packed workshops in Digital Day at Capital E as well as the Ultimate Capital E Experience at the Hannah Playhouse and Capital E. Finally, Capital E presents the premiere of Hinepau at the Hannah Playhouse before it hits the road on a NZ tour. Young people aged 10-14 will get to showcase their competitive side in the OnTV Studio as they create a reality
Visit Laserforce Wellington for School Holiday Fun! Laserforce Generation 6 Supernova is a thrilling, state-of-the-art, high-impact game which brings out the competitive streak in everyone, as well as laughs and smiles – it's just good fun! Choose every-man-for-himself individual challenges or form alliances for team games. Then take to the laser tag maze to zap your opponents and destroy as many enemy targets as you can through the swirling haze. Every hit scores you points – collect the most and emerge Wellington's laser tag champion! The Latest Laser Tag Technology When you put on the Laserforce Generation 6 vest, you're not just playing the game, you
become part of it. Built-in speakers keep you informed throughout your mission and immerse you in the heart pounding excitement. We're the only laser tag venue in Wellington to offer the latest Laserforce game! Experience the thrill of a laser tag mission today – take advantage of our great school holiday deal, or book in for an exciting birthday experience! For more information check out the website www.laser-force.co.nz, or call us now on 384 4622
Visit & Experience Parliament Take a free tour with a professional guide who will show you the historic buildings, stunning art collection and talk you through the parliamentary process.
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TV show centred around New Zealand’s most different personality in Daring to Be Different. Capital E presents Hinepau, a fresh piece of theatre ideal for children aged 7+ at the Hannah Playhouse from Monday 18 – Saturday 23 July. Based on the book of the same name by Gavin Bishop and originally devised by Rachel House, Jamie McCaskill, Erina Daniels, Stephen Tamarapa and Maria Walker, this will be a not-to-miss show for Wellingtonians. Plus Capital E will be hosting a kid’s only event where audiences will get to enjoy a show, meet the cast and chow down on a fish ‘n’ chips dinner. Capital E Director Stuart Grant says, “We are excited to have acclaimed director, Jamie MacCaskill returning to craft this new version of the play he originally performed in and helped devise as a young actor over ten years ago. . We’re thrilled to continue working on this production with a stellar new team.” All participating workshops at Capital E require bookings. Visit Capital E’s website, capitale.org.nz to book or phone 04 913 3740 for more information.
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Churton Park Salon
Choose your style in two great locations Stella Hair Design Ngaio has been owned by Julie Holford for over 13 years and is now proving a hit in their second location of Churton Park. There are two great teams for each salon, and they aim to listen to their clients to create the style they desire by using L’Oreal Professional products to achieve their vision. Come in and indulge yourself with a colour or a restyle with one of the highly experienced stylists, creating a style uniquely special for you. At Stella Hair Design we are very passionate about making our clients feel pampered and relaxed throughout the whole experience. The team also offer free consultations so the client and stylist are on the same page and everyone is happy with the final result.
Stella’s Ngaio is very excited to welcome Kristy to the team, Kristy will work with our very talented senior stylist Julie, Joanne, Alli and Jayne. So come in and introduce yourself and allow one of our creative team to look after you to create a modern hair style sculptured specially for you.
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We would like to introduce Samantha, our apprentice at the Churton Park salon, who will be working very closely with our highly experienced senior stylists who are passionate about helping their clients find a style that suits them. We have an opening for a senior stylist to join the team, so if that sounds like you get in touch! 53A Ottawa Road, Ngaio, 479 2213 105 Westchester Drive, Churton Park, 477 2213
Iuliano Tinieludoesn’t is an arthritis educator from Arthritis New Zealand. Arthritis have He is going to be facilitating group clinics in Khandallah on Monday 11 July and a pain management workshop in Karori on Wednesday 13 July. to hold you back! Come to one of our Group Clinics and learn about pain management, medications, exercise, joint protection and share in discussions with others about self-management
Through its ‘Power Up’ campaign the Cancer Society hopes 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. For the next seven weeks Wellington Suburban Newspapers will follow the Cancer Society’s progress, so keep an eye out for the ‘Power Up’ barometer.
“Learn techniques that help you manage painbut more effectively” register or for further information. No cost to attend, Arthritis New Zealand welcomes donations. www.arthritis.org.nz
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Holiday programmes provide active entertainment By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
Children looking for active holiday fun will not have to travel far over the next two weeks. Kelly Sports, and its partner brand Kelly Club, are hosting multiple sporting clinics and childcare opportunities throughout the holiday break. These events are held between July 11 and 22. Director Chris Webb said the holidays were a busy time for the company. “There are only two weeks of the year that we don't run, and that is through Christmas. We offer Kelly Sports clinics and Kelly Club childcare through all school holiday breaks. “This time we have football, badminton and netball clinics. We also have SNAG (starting new at golf) available for children to try.” Most programmes were aimed at children between the ages of five and 13. “There is no hard and fast rule on age so if a younger child is more advanced they can join the older kids, whereas if an older child needs a bit more help they can learn the fundamental skills. Our focus is on each child's needs.” As well as the opportunities available Children practise their throwing skills at a day of Kelly Sports activities.
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through the Kelly Sports clinics, Kelly Club would also offer a range of childcare programmes and activities. During school terms the Kelly Club programmes were focused on sports, cooking, trips, art and craft activities. The holiday programmes expanded on those and were packed with fun activities and trips, Chris said. It was about keeping children active and helping them learn valuable lessons. “We try to make sure kids learn all the things they need to be confident at sport and learn what it's like to work in a team and how to win and lose too.” Since forming in 2007, the franchise has been growing steadily in recent years. There are now 35 Kelly Sports franchises and hundreds of staff around the country. The company's structured programmes made sure children were constantly supported and entertained, he said. “It's about making sure children are fully engaged. There's no electronics, it's a hands on, active and engaging model.” To find out more and book your child's spot, head to www.kellysports.co.nz. Kelly Sports holiday clinics near you - Football at Wilton-Wests Rugby Clubrooms: July 12-14 and July 19-21. - SNAG golf at Wilton-Wests Rugby Clubrooms: July 13. - Girls' football at Wilton-Wests Rugby Clubrooms: July 22. - Badminton at Onslow College: July 14. - Netball at Onslow College: July 20-21. Kelly Club holiday childcare programmes near you - Wilton-Wests Rugby Clubrooms: July 11-22. - West Park School: July 11-22. - Churton Park School: July 11-22. - Amesbury School: July 11-22.
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Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Jenny Williams, Principal since 2008, is well loved by students and the wider Marsden family. Her response “There is an extraordinary spirit in the school that I’ve felt nowhere else”. Jenny’s background is a cross-curricular and extensive one. Starting with a Science degree from Tasmania University she has held various teaching roles in maths, science and outdoor education and set up the Australian International School, Singapore. Before coming to Wellington Williams held roles as Head of Science at St Catherine’s Girls School, Head of School at Snowy Mountains Grammar School and of All Saints College. Australian born
but well settled into Wellington Williams wouldn’t swap, “I love Wellington” she says, “It’s small but edgy, with a fantastic vibe”. Since starting at Marsden Williams has focussed strongly on a service ethic and positive psychology and well-being. Top of her agenda now is 21st century learning, preparing girls for life and jobs that may not yet exist today, and a continued culture of care at school. Williams has played high-level netball, representing Tasmania, and playing state league volleyball. In her spare time she enjoys keeping fit, travelling, reading and cooking. That is when she is not encouraging Marsden girls. “My message to
our girls is that as well as being the best they can be academically it is important that they are good, kind, compassionate people. When they leave Marsden I want them to go out into the world not just to participate but to be leading contributors, and to find happiness in the dreams they pursue”. Visit Marsden at marsden.school.nz.
St Mark’s Church School
Kent Favel is the Principal of St Mark’s Church School, the only co-educational independent school in Wellington, which educates boys and girls from Preschool right through to Year 8. Based at the Basin Reserve, St Mark’s is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme. St Mark’s has always been a co-educational school, and this is something
which Kent proudly believes in. “Coeducational schools reflect the diversity of our society. This is boys and girls, learning and working together just like the world we live in”. St Mark’s is such a special place to Kent that this is his second time working at the school. He was Deputy Principal from 2002 to 2006, and then returned as Principal, a role he has been in since 2011.
“It’s not just a job for me,” he says. “I love St Mark’s. I couldn’t think of a better job in the world”.
We are a diverse school and this is an attribute that we value, as out of difference comes growth in understanding. We also value a broad curriculum that provides a range of opportunities for students to engage and be inspired. We see relationships as being at the heart of learning. We believe in developing relationships that nurture children to be themselves, to be cre-
ative and to take risks in their learning. We believe in the importance of developing and maintaining positive relationships with parents and community.
and respectful interactions are a feature in classrooms. Student independence and self-management are encouraged and senior students are well prepared for their transition from school to further study or employment. Diversity and individuality are encouraged whilst ensuring behaviour does not constrain the rights of other students to an excellent education. Peter Leggat has been the Principal at Onslow College since 2011. Peter enjoys the
diversity and inclusive nature of Onslow College. Most weekends you’ll find Peter supporting the many sporting codes, attending the various cultural group performances and meeting our parents who give us such great support.
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Kia ora koutou. Thorndon School caters for students from Year 1 to Year 8. The mission statement of Thorndon School is – Developing independent and creative thinkers and learners. This is an aspiration that we really stand behind. We are a progressive school that has always been interested in any innovation that will help support our students as learners.
Students and staff at Onslow College enjoy considerable success in all aspects of school life. The College lives its values of working together, realising potential, mutual respect & self-management and lifelong learning. Onslow College promotes an inclusive environment for all students and is renowned for the positive staff-student relationships and large co-curricular involvement of both groups. Students learn in a secure supportive environment. Teachers know their students well
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Meaty meal for the mission Samples of New Zealand's best pork were on the menu for people at Wellington City Mission this week. NZ Pork communications manager Liza Sparrow said all leftover pork, ham and bacon from last week's New Zealand Pork competition was donated
to the City Mission. This was the first time food from the competition was donated and about 90 people came to the Mission's drop-in kitchen to enjoy the hearty breakfast. Over 200 butcheries from around the country took part in the contest.
Changes in store for trains By Eleanor Wenman MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
Rail services around the region went through a change over the weekend. Johnsonville's train line was one of many that would see changes in the future as a new company took over operations of Wellington's rail service. Transdev started off by providing new uniforms for its Metlink workers and other changes were in the works. Transdev's Managing Director Niclas Flodin said the company was looking to improve performance and customer experience over the next few months. “We aim to use our expertise to lift performance even higher,” he said. Longer trains would be introduced once Transdev had assembled a full fleet of the newer Matangi units. Construction of a new service control centre at Wellington Station
was planned as well and would be completed by the end of the year. This centre would be the site of customer communications and train controllers. Niclas said the biggest benefits of Transdev's takeover would come further down the track. “The big improvements for commuters will come when the rail is fully integrated with Metlink's other public transport operations so we can better integrate timetabling between trains and buses,” he said. The Greater Wellington Regional Council would work with Transdev in the coming months to make this a reality. In the meantime, Transdev aimed to make the transition as smooth as possible for passengers. Transdev is currently the largest provider of multimodal public transport options across New Zealand and Australia.
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A C T I V E winter
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Copthorne Hotel Nestled amid the native bush, vineyards, mountains, beaches and rural grasslands of the vibrant Wairarapa region is a place where a unique experience awaits... enjoy a true escape in the heart of the Wairarapa. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park is set in 24 acres of landscaped parklands on the outskirts of Masterton, Wairarapa’s largest town and is the largest accommodation provider in the Wairarapa. Copthorne Hotel and Resort Solway Park has 102 bedrooms, leisure and business facilities including a restaurant, café and a bar, gym, swimming and spa pools, tennis
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Animals and activities at Otapawa Farmstay Off the beaten track and set in a peaceful valley with views of the Puketoi Ranges and hill country farmland. Otapawa gives visitors a taste of the country lifestyle. Feed the hens and see the peacock, budgies, cockatoo and lorikeet. Outdoor activities include farm walks, garden walks around the hosts gardens, 4x4 Club farm tours. Play table tennis at the woolshed or make use of an empty paddock for minor games and sports. Bonfires are possible for groups (enquire
at time of booking). With both farmstay (optional B and B) and backpacker accommodation available - Otapawa is also able to cater for groups who would like to gather together for a special occasion. Located at Tiraumea on a hill country sheep and beef station. One-hour drive from Masterton. An ideal halfway stop between Wellington and Hawkes Bay just off Route 52. Campervans and Caravans are also welcome.
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A C T I V E winter
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St Mary’s make strong impression in premier rugby By Jacob Beleski MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
St Mary's College have a local All Blacks hero to thank for helping to turn the school into a rugby powerhouse. Under the guidance of coach Tuga Mativa and his best friend - All Blacks flanker Ardie Savea, the 1st XV remained unbeaten after six rounds of premier girls' rugby. Team manager Mark Hurley said Savea had taken up the role of forwards coach last year, and his influence had been instrumental. “He came in and took two sessions on contested scrums and we were away. The other teams were surprised with how quickly we turned it around.” After winning the 10-a-side competition last year, they made the decision to enter the 15-a-side premier division this season. Making the step up to the 15-a-side competition was difficult, but the team was excited
by the challenge. Adapting to the new rules had taken a lot of hard work, he said. “We had a young squad last year, most of the girls were Year 9 and Year 10.” Mark said their success was exciting for the school. “Traditionally we're a netball school. We had a slow start in preseason but haven't lost a game so far.” St Mary's were rewarded for their progress when they were one of three teams nationwide to win the 'One More Team' competition. After increasing the number of teams at the school from one to two this season, the girls were chosen to host a coaching clinic run by the All Blacks. On June 17 All Blacks stars Lima Sopoago, Damien McKenzie, George Moala and Patrick Tuipolotu turned up to offer advice and put the girls through some coaching drills. The experience was a real buzz for the girls, Mark said. “It was really exciting, they're
1st XV captain Monica Tagoai in action for St Mary’s College. PHOTO: Masanori Udagawa
still talking about it.” Winning the premier division would be an exciting achievement for the school, and open up potential opportunities for
the girls to chase a career in the sport. “If we can win premier that would be great. Some of them could carve careers out of it.”
Their next match is on Wednesday, July 6 against Porirua College at Ascot Park. Kickoff is at 6.45pm.
Sports inbrief Old Boys University had a successful round in the Jubilee Cup at the weekend. The win would see them tied second with Poneke, Wainuiomata and Marist St Pats. The team won their game against Wellington at the weekend 36-25 and team member Joe Hill is the current top try-scorer on the Jubilee table. Old Boys University’s next game will be against Poneke at the Basin Reserve on Saturday, June 9.
After a successful season in the Victoria Tavern Trophy, Kelburn’s Old Boys University women’s rugby union team will be taking on Oriental-Rongotai in a semi-final this weekend. Old Boys University finished the rounds third on the table, pushing them into the semi-final for the competition. The two teams will be playing at the Polo Ground in Miramar at 11.30am on Saturday, July 9.
'T' to the rescue for Johnsonville prems Te Toiroa Tahuroirangi (or 'T' to his team-mates) was not required for Hurricanes duty on Saturday but instead was the hero for the Johnsonville Rugby Club premier team when he burrowed over for a try on fulltime. The skilled player then converted to grab an unlikely draw against the Marist St Pats (MSP) B team at Evans Bay Park. It appeared all over for the boys in blue when MSP scored four minutes from fulltime to lead 29-17 but Johnsonville were not to be denied. One minute later reserve prop Mason Briant, who is a United States import, barged over from short range to score out wide. The conversion attempt went astray and MSP led 29-22 with a minute to play. Joh nsonville im med iately attacked the host’s
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line knowing that the next whistle was probably the last. After they were held up just short on numerous occasions, Tahuroirangi managed to wriggle through a wall of defenders and plant the ball on the line handy to the posts. He then coolly slotted the conversion and the draw was greeted as a win by Johnsonville players and supporters alike while MSP were not nearly as appreciative of the two points. Joh nsonvi l le act ua l ly earned three points with a bonus point for their five tries. Try-scorers apart from Tahuroirangi and Briant were second-five Kalolo Kalolo, first-five Peter Stewart and lock Anthony Pettett. MSP had led 15-5 at halftime despite having two players together in the sinbin at one stage.
Apa r t f r om her o Tahuroirangi, others to shine for Johnsonville were locks Pettett and Fraser McLaren, number eight Eamon Carr, and flanker Nick Murdoch. Johnsonville’s chances of making the Hardham Cup semi-finals will likely depend on them beating Avalon at Helston Park this Saturday. The Johnsonville Premier Reserves went down to Wellington 39-5 and the Colts suffered a 52-13 defeat at the hands of MSP at Ian Galloway. The reserve grade Cripples were brought back to earth after last week’s win when they were downed 31-12 by Poneke Ruffnuts and the club's Under-85s went down 17-8 to Wellington. The Johnsonville-Tawa women were beaten 60-22 by MSP on Friday night.
Our local teams did well at the weekend in the 2016 Men’s Capital Premier Football. Waterside Karori, who are sitting at the top of the table on 33 points above the Western Suburbs on 24 points, faced off against Tawa. The game took place on Karori’s home turf Karori 3 and tWaterside won 5-1. The Victoria University team also played and won at their home turf of Kelburn, beating Kapiti Coast United with a close 2-1 result.
Sports talk with Jacob Page... Another embarrassing exit from Europe Depending if you are an English football fan or not, their exit from the Euros Tuesday, June 28 (NZ time) was either hilarious or harrowing. On paper, the game against the tiny island nation of Iceland was one England would lose because Roy Hodgson’s men were overwhelming favourites. So it proved to be, as a limp English side were bundled out 2-1 in arguably one of the biggest upsets in tournament football history. Let’s be honest, as neutral sports fans, it’s been entertaining watching England exit major tournaments under the weight of such pressure from home. I spoke to an English friend of mine after the game who, while despondent, was realistic about England’s plight. He said many scouts at schoolboy level value physicality over skill set. He said he remembered a scout saying former English striker Michael Owen would amount to little because his lack of size.
This same friend said the English Premier League was not producing English players worthy of playing on the world stage. It was an honest assessment and one I believe his fellow Englishmen need to understand. The EPL is a great league but there are plenty of foreign players who play a part in making it great. Other leagues around the world like Spain’s La Liga and Germany’s Bundesliga, to name a couple, are just as good. The other thing that needs to be realised is maybe England just isn’t a football powerhouse. The fact they haven’t won a major title since the World Cup of 1966 should say it all. Too many England teams have gone away saddled with too much burden of expectation. Iceland has a population the size of EPL champions Leicester City. Take nothing away from their performance in victory but I think a last 16 exit out of Europe is about right where England are at the moment.
Wednesday July 6, 2016
Independent Herald 06-07-16