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Restoring Miramar’s Peninsula

By Nikki Papatsoumas

A Miramar resident is doing his bit to restore ecological health to the Miramar Peninsula by bringing back its missing species. Miramar ecological restoration group, Te Motu Kairangi, plants native trees along Miramar’s Pen-

insula in an effort to re-establish native flora and fauna in the area. Te Motu Kairangi was the original name given to the Miramar Peninsula, meaning ‘Precious Island’ and it was once teaming with native bush and birdlife. Continued on page 2

Joakim Liman plants a kohekohe within Overton Park on the Miramar Peninsula.

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Restoring Miramar’s Peninsula Continued from page 1 However, after the Europeans settled most of the bush was burnt down to make way for gardens and grazing areas for cattle and sheep. Project coordinator of the group, Joakim Liman, now wants to see the area transformed to its former glory by planting native trees and creating awareness in the community.

Joakim began working on the project in 2011 and estimates he has planted more than 7000 trees, including kohekohe and Nikau, across the area in the last six years. He said plants were supplied to him by the Wellington City Council and from Forest and Bird. As well as this, he grew many plants himself. “Everything is eco-sourced

of volunteers regenerating Miramar’s coastline. He said in particular, the peninsula was missing a lot of canopy species of tree and if these were re-instated wildlife would naturally flock back to the area. “It’s already making a difference and we are already seeing the results. We are planting these species and then we come back and see wildlife feeding on berries on a tree we have planted,” he said. “We still have a long way to go.” As well as this, Joakim and his volunteers also worked with local residents in an effort to establish back yard conservation. Joakim said he would like to see 25 per cent of local gardens in the area be made up of native plants and volunteers were happy to visit local homes to discuss which plants were best suited to the conditions.  For more information, head to www.temotukairangi.co.nz

and we don’t use anything from outside of Wellington,” Joakim said. He said it was important to introduce eco-sourced plants into the area, as they could easily adapt to the conditions and flourish. When he is not working his full-time job at Wellington Zoo, as a bird and herbivore keeper, Joakim is working with an army

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Wellington mayoral candidate Jo Coughlan will host a meet-and-greet at Park Kitchen in Miramar on Sunday, July 31, at Franziska Seatoun in Seatoun on Sunday, August 7, at Blue Belle Cafe in Island Bay on Sunday, August 14 and at Spruce Goose in Lyall Bay on Sunday, August 21. Head along to discuss your thoughts on what you would like to see for the future of Wellington.

The integral role women have played in New Zealand policing will be celebrated next week. A special parade will take place in central Wellington on Monday to celebrate 75 years

of women in policing. The parade will be led by Police Commissioner Mike Bush, Minister of Police Judith Collins and victims’ advocate and New Zealand Police wing patron Louise Nicholas. It will also feature around 800 police officers and police

staff from across the country. The event is a culmination of a national torch relay which began late last month. Two halves of the torch, one from Cape Reinga and one from Bluff, have since passed through all 12 police districts. They will be joined together

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A parade will take place on Monday to celebrate women in policing.

U3A discussion group U3A stands for University of the Third Age, and is a global organisation that supports learning and social activities for people in the third age. The Island Bay chapter of the group hosts a weekly social get together with different speakers each week on fascinating subjects followed by tea or coffee and discussion. Meet-ups take place every Thursday afternoon at the Island Bay Community Centre from 1.30pm.

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A parade will take place on Monday to celebrate women in policing.

as one and carried in Monday’s parade by one of the first female police officers in New Zealand, Marie Storey, who joined in 1943, and one of the police force’s newest female recruits. Police Commissioner Mike Bush said the parade was not only a fitting way to end the national relay - it was an opportunity for the public to join in the celebrations. “Seventy five years is a significant milestone and I will be immensely proud to walk alongside just some of the many fantastic police staff, both men and women from around New Zealand,” he said. “Over the last couple of months many staff have been engaging with their communities in activities to mark the 75th anniversary, they are passionate advocates for police and have showcased police as a great career choice for women.”  The parade will start from Civic Square at 12.15pm on Monday August 1 and will travel down Mercer St, onto Willis St then down Lambton Quay to Parliament, where it will be welcomed by the New Zealand Police Kapa Haka group.

Former mayor recognised Former Mayor of Wellington, Kerry Prendergast, has been recognised for her commitment to local government. Ms Prendergast was awarded the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Local Government’ award at Local Government New Zealand’s conference earlier this week. The awards, now in their third year, recognise and celebrate the outstanding leadership role local government plays within

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Thursday July 28, 2016

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Keen bakers have their wooden spoons and recipes at the ready, in preparation for the SPCA’s annual Cupcake Day. Sweet-toothed locals will join the fight against animal cruelty on August 15 by donning aprons, baking cupcakes and selling them to friends, family and colleagues to support the annual fundraiser for the SPCA. Among those to lend a hand this year is Island Bay local Sondra Bacharach. Sondra’s family has been volunteering for the Wellington SPCA for the last three years, fostering cats and kittens for the organisation before they are adopted into their new loving homes. So far, her family have fostered close to 40 cats and kittens. Sondra teaches philosophy at Victoria University, while her children attend Island Bay School. She has participated in Cupcake Day for the last three years but this year decided to sweeten things up with an old fashioned bake-off. Students from her minority in philosophy and women in philosophy groups will square off against a group of children from Island Bay School to see who can bake the most cupcakes and raise the most money. Sondra said in particular, she believed Cupcake Day was a great way

to teach children the SPCA’s important values. “It gives children a great opportunity to be involved and one of the best things children have is a large amount of empathy. “It’s just a lovely way to be able to teach children about what’s going on.” Last year Cupcake Day raised over $50,000 for Wellington SPCA, and all money raised went towards helping animals in its care. Wellington SPCA chef executive Steve Glassey said this year the organisation was once again looking for cupcake cooks of all ages and baking levels to take part. “Beginner or expert baker, the SPCA Cupcake Day is for everyone who wants make a real difference to the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned animals that need our help.” Steve said Wellington SPCA did not receive any direct government funding for its services, so the money raised by the community would help fund the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of the thousands of animals in need of the organisations help each year.  To register to take part in Cupcake Day, head to www.spcacupcakeday. co.nz and click register, the select Wellington SPCA as your local centre. You can also donate to the SPCA, set up a personalised fundraising page and return your funds through the website.

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Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 180oC conventional or 160oC fan-force. 2. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with paper cases. Sift the dry ingredients into a large bowl, then add the sugars and sift in. Add the SPCA Blue Tick egg, milk, oil and vanilla then beat with a mixer until combined. 3. Scrape the sides of the bowl then add the boiling water and mix until just combined (the batter will be runny). 4. Pour the batter into a measuring cup (it’s easier and cleaner than a spoon) and pour evenly into each paper case until filled (don’t over fill or the mixture will overflow). 5. Place into the oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a tester in the centre comes out clean.

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A voice for Berhampore residents By Nikki Papatsoumas

The association will work much the same as a residents association, and will reflect the needs of residents and businesses in the small suburb. This would be the first time

A group of community spirited people are busy forming the Berhampore Community Association.

the area had a voice since the former Berhampore Residents Association was disbanded around two decades ago. Sarah Hewitt is one of a dozen or so people who were working

Members of the Berhampore community are busy establishing the Berhampore Community Association.

on establishing the group. She said the association was born from a need to bring the community together and give it a unified voice. “We have a diverse community here in Berhampore and we want to focus on bringing people together.” A community group has been on the cards for Berhampore since the Centennial Community Centre was opened to the public earlier this year. Berhampore resident Grant Smith has lived in the area for 20 years and has been chairing meetings with other residents, working on establishing the association for the past few months. “It is something that I have wanted for a long time, especially more recently given what happened in Island Bay, where the council was able to do what it wanted. “That is the sort of thing I don’t want to happen for Berhampore, I want us to have a voice.” Southern ward councillor David Lee said it was a great opportunity to put Berhampore “back on the map”.

“Unfortunately the area suffers from being too close to Newtown and Island Bay. There is a huge opportunity for this group to now focus on branding Berhampore.” Southern ward councillor Paul Eagle said he was a fan of any mechanism that enabled a community or neighbourhood to come together and make decisions on the things that mattered most to them. "It's been a long time coming for Berhampore - they're not Newtown south nor are they Island Bay north. “They have their own identity and needs and the new residents' group will make sure they're visible. More importantly, it gives local people a voice on matters particularly when dealing with organisations like the council for example.” The group hoped to have themselves registered as an incorporated society within the next two months.  For more information on how you can be involved, head to the Berhampore Community Association Networks Facebook page.

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Marching to the beat By Nikki Papatsoumas

The powerful discipline of Japanese ensemble drumming has people marching to a synchronised beat across the capital. Ta i ko is t he creative, powerful, and physically demanding practice of Japanese ensemble drumming. It incorporates movement and rhythm using the drummer’s whole body to create powerful performances that are known for commanding audiences. Jessie G ibbs fou nde d the Japanese drum team, Narukami, in 2014 and the team now performs at events across the capital including Cuba Dupa and the capital’s first Night Noodle Markets. As well as this, Jessie runs taiko classes for beginners and experienced drummers of all ages. Traditional taiko were made from the trunks of trees, skinned with cow hide tacked on to the finished drum body which stands a waist height. Jessie’s students use a less traditional taiko, made of wine barrels and fibre glass, topped with cow skin. Jessie said she became involved in taiko around eight years ago, while living in Palmerston North. She later became the first

non-Japanese captain to lead Palmerston North’s IPC Kodama Japanese Drum Team since its conception in 1990. Jessie’s talent has led her to work full-time teaching classes and performing with the Narukami team here in Wellington. Jessie said the beauty of taiko was that you did not need musical knowledge to participate, as it could be taught by sound and song and did not involve reading music. She said taiko was more than just playing an instrument – there was a huge physical aspect to it. “It is exercise and music and you have to work as a team. Because of that you become good friends with people in the group as well. “It can be harder than it looks but it’s not the rhythm that is the hard part. It’s the movement and playing cohesively while you are performing.” She sa id a nyone who wanted to join her classes did not need their own drum, and she encouraged anyone interested to head along and give it a go.  For more information on classes and performances, head to www.narukamitaiko.co.nz or email Jessie at narukamitaiko@gmail.com

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Thursday July 28, 2016

Demolition underway for Salvation Army Demolition work is well underway in Newtown, with a large block of shops being torn down over the last month along Riddiford St, between Normanby and Donald McLean St. The work is to make way for the Salvation Army’s new multi-million dollar base. The new complex will accommodate the Salvation Army’s Newtown Church, its Family Store, Hope Centre and the bulk of its central Wellington services. Work on the $17.5 million project will continue throughout the year and is expected to be completed by September 2017. PHOTO CREDIT: Nikki Papatsoumas

Local groups encouraged to apply for ‘Community Post’ New Zealand Post is doing its bit to support the local community. Applications for Community Post open on Monday. Community Post sees New Zealand Post donate postal services to not-for-profit groups. Community Post is available to national and regional organisations for special projects that fall into three broad categories - health and wellbeing, culture and heritage, and developing business partnerships. In 2015, New Zealand Post supported 1700 groups through Community Post and this year, more than one million postage-included envelopes will be donated to groups undertaking special projects in their communi-

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Q: What do you do to keep healthy?

Chris Carey-Smith Te Aro “I bike everywhere. I ride in all kinds of weather to and from work, and other places as well.”

Renee Rushton Newtown “I try and eat really well, with lots of fresh produce and minimal sugar. I also try to be really active by going for lots of walks and getting outside.”

Anna Porter Newtown

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“I walk a lot. I walk to and from work which is about an hour-and-a-half a day walking.”

“I try to drink lots of water.”

“I go for nice long walks.”

Michael Tran Newtown “I bike. I bike to work, I bike to town and I bike around the bays. I also play badminton, and Pokemon Go.”

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 nikki@wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Great offence Dear Ed, I took great offence at reading the letter (CSN July 21) from Patrick Morgan of Te Aro / Newtown and Cycle Aware notoriety. The man obviously has an over inflated opinion of himself and his status as a citizen of Wellington. His claims that “he

had never seen kids cycling along The Parade until the cycle way was built” are just blatant lies. But what would he know – he doesn’t live here. His patronising stance that “change can be hard but people get used to it” is simply not acceptable given the toxicity created by WCC

and Cycle Aware around the wretched cycleway within the community. Thanks to Patrick Morgan I believe he’s taken the public's attitude towards cycling and cyclists back decades. As a cyclist I feel shame at being supposedly represented by this man who is obviously so clearly

out of touch with the vast majority of Wellingtonians opinions. Bring on the elections I’m sure the results will be a crystal clear message back to the Wellington City Council. Steve Cooper Island Bay

A green thumb at Kilmarnock Heights Home Rain or shine, Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Kevin Garrett can be found tending to the trees and shrubs on the grounds of the Berhampore rest home. It’s no mean feat, 4,500 native plants were planted on a 3,000 square metre section of the property last year after the area was damaged by a large slip in 2013. “I look after the whole area. I’m out there every morning after breakfast weeding around the plants, I go back in for morning tea, and then I’m back out again before I go in for lunch,” says Kevin. Despite the winter weather Kevin gets out in the garden whenever he can. “I have a shed out there if the weather turns bad, but a little rain doesn’t bother me. It’s good having a job to do. It makes me feel useful.” Recreation officer Annelize Steyn says when Kevin first moved to Kilmarnock Heights Home five years ago he spent most of him time indoors, doing jigsaw puzzles and reading the newspaper, but having a project has taken him outside to do what he loves. “Having the planting project here has transformed his life,” says Annelize. “It has given him a purpose and a reason to get out of bed every day. He’s adopted it as his job, and best of all he’s getting fresh air, exercise and is doing something he enjoys.” Annelize says Enliven truly believes having meaningful activity and a sense of purpose is important to elders wellbeing. “Kevin shows people around and feels really proud of his project and the contribution he has made to the home. It has given him such a focus and it’s just lovely how he has beautified the site even more. His enthusiasm has encouraged volunteers to give him a hand too.”

She says many of the elders who live at Kilmarnock Heights Home have little jobs they like to do to make a contribution to their home. “It makes them feel worthwhile and like they are making a difference. It’s part of our model of care,” says Annelize. “Some residents enjoy folding the kitchen linen because that’s what they would do for their family. Some feed the animals every day. It could be setting the tables with the fine China for afternoon tea, making birthday cards for fellow residents or baking treats for the home and the community. It’s the little things that give us a feeling of giving back and having independence.”  For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 0508 ENLIVEN (that’s 0508 36 54 83) or visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz.


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LETTERS to the editor Demolition Blues Dear Ed, As a Newtownite I was sad to see the demolition of the houses on Normanby St, in my opinion the dwellings could have been relocated and

refurbished, as were the houses of similar vintage from upper Cuba St now lining Karo Dr, a condition of the land sale could have ensured that 2 Normanby

Street, possibly the oldest house was restored in situ, as part of the new landscape. So too the hundreds of Newtown made bricks dumped when the shops

on Riddiford St came down could have been sold on site, or used to create a plaza and footpath on the Normanby St frontage, bit of a nod to 150

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Elections Dear Ed, The ratepayers now can focus on who they want to elect, and clearly a lot will be dumped because of the Island Bay cycle way mess, but also what comes to my mind is that there is a huge amount of high level staff that had their concepts, perception and lack of real engagement with the community, that should be asked to be accountable. I remember in times past, that the CEO holds responsibility (the

buck stops with him), so surely we should also be calling for resignations of these high level overpaid council staff who got it so wrong, and do so in many other projects as well. I wish the paper would do articles on this top level group of officers (who are supposed to serve the ratepayers) as the clearly are very secret persons. Rose Wu Kilbirnie

Dear Ed, I heartily concur with Dr John Robinson (CSN July 14) regarding the restoration of The Parade to the original design and completely disagree with the risible claims made by Simon Edmonds (CSN July 21). Edmonds is incorrect on a number of levels – too many to bring to your readers attention. It is well known that Edmonds is a loud and vocal advocate for the infamous cycle way

Calling all passionate people People with a passion for the future of the Wellington region are being encouraged to put their energy and ideas to work at the Greater Wellington Regional Council. With nominations for local body elections now open, the regional council has released “Making Greater Wellington greater”, a snapshot of its work across the Wellington region, along with a discussion of the issues the region was facing, for voters and candidates. Greater Wellington Regional

years of history on that site. Dale McTavish Newtown

Council chief executive, Greg Campbell, said the next three years would be crucial to Wellington, as decisions that needed to be made would affect Wellingtonians for years to come. “I encourage all voters to study the report – and to consider whether they, or someone they know, would stand up to be nominated,” he said. “Wellington region is a fantastic place to live and do business. Greater Wellington’s work is about ensuring we’re also a strong and resilient region that will continue to thrive and get even better.

“To achieve this, we need the infrastructure that can withstand the extreme effects of climate change. We need a world-class regional public transport system. We need to keep improving the quality of our waterways and making sure we have continuity of bulk water supplies; and we need to maintain and enhance the natural beauty of our regional parks and other environmental assets,” he said. Nominations close on August 12.  For more information, head to www.gw.govt.nz

loathed by the majority of his neighbours. When one holds such a myopic and rigid opinion it brings to mind the old saying “there are none so blind as those that cannot see”. Come on Mr Edmonds let’s put obvious facts on the table and take off your rose tinted glasses for the greater good of all. Harry Fyfe Island Bay


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Saving lives round the clock Life Flight is calling on the public to help its crew continue to deliver life saving missions every day. Life Flight is a charity that provides emergency air services, including the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a nationwide air ambulance service. The round the clock service gets patients the care they need quickly, dramatically improving their chance of survival and recovery. To date more than 26,000 people have been helped by Life Flight’s air services. Communications manager Terri Rosenstock said a direct mail appeal recently went

out to letterboxes across the capital, calling for residents to make donations and ensure Life Flight’s service remains free. Terri said Life Flight crew on average completed four missions per day, and with a price tag of $2500 per mission it was vital to have to have the public’s support. “We rely on the community every time we save a life to help bring in those funds. We have been really lucky in that we have many regular givers and positive response to our work.”  For more information on Life Flight or to make a donation, head to www.lifeflight. org.nz

Ritchie throws hat in the ring Wellington’s longest serving councillor has announced she is vying for the top job this year. The nominations for this year’s local government elections are open and Northern Ward Councillor Helene Ritchie has thrown her hat in the ring and announced she will be running for Mayor of Wellington. As an Independent, she will also stand again as a Northern Ward Councillor and will aim to keep her seat on the Capital and Coast District Health Board. Ms Ritchie has spent 30 years on the Wellington City Council including one term as deputy mayor. She said she believed experience was important when serving on a local government. “Experience counts. I will inject new energy into Wellington. I am outspoken for the ordinary

person, and I bring effective, energetic leadership and sound governance based on my extensive experience.” Ms Ritchie is no stranger to the mayoral campaign – she last stood 10 years ago. Her vision for the capital the second time around was to ensure Wellington was an elegant, liveable, affordable, city that would be the greenest in the world with a “people’s Town Hall strengthened and opened”. She would also aim for the Town Belt to be a world heritage site. Ms Ritchie said as Mayor of Wellington she would listen and lead. She said there would be “sensible rates for essential services, no more silly promises, no more slush funds [and] no more reckless spending or rates funding of

private companies”. “I have done the hard yards – it is the right time for the city the council, and for me.”  Mayoral candidates for 2016: Nick Leggett, Celia WadeBrown, Justin Lester, Jo Coughlan, Nicola Young, Andy Foster and Keith Johnson.

Northern Ward Councillor Helene Ritchie will stand for Mayor of Wellington.

Cancer Society campaign continues The Cancer Society is hoping to raise awareness for its ‘Power Up’ campaign, which would see more than 100 solar panels installed on the Margaret Stewart House. The Margaret Stewart House is located on the grounds of Wellington hospital, and is run by the Cancer Society. It provides support for people whilst they have treatment at the Wellington Blood and Cancer Centre. The house hosts not only patients receiving treatment, but their friends and whanau, and up to 40 people can be accommodated at the house at one time. Through its ‘Power Up’ campaign the Cancer Society hopes to raise $70,000 to cover the costs of 115 solar panels for the house. This will save over $300,000 during the 25 year warranty period; freeing up money for the Cancer Society to be spent on other essential cancer services. Mike Smith, chief executive of the Cancer Society, said the campaign had been relatively slow to start off with. “However all of our business supporters have now been approached directly and by email and we have teamed up with Solar King, Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-

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Brown and the Wellington City Council, and soon the Sustainability Trust, to get their endorsement and supporters behind the project. “As we get closer to August and Daffodil Day, which heightens the visibility of the Cancer Society, we are confident that the project will kick in and that we will achieve our goals as was achieved by the Cancer Society in Auckland who have already completed a similar project.” Mike said the Cancer Society would appreciate it if the public could help out with the cause. “This project is about extending our services to meet the growing demand. I am sure everyone can relate to supporting that,” he said. The Cook Strait News will be tracking the Cancer Society’s process throughout its Power Up campaign. Check in each week to see updates on fundraising efforts.

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end of the year. Dr Halpine of Active Feetaround Podiatry Plasma was used to make 13 suggests having a Podiatry different medicines and because oftreatthis midwinter to help your the ment demand for plasma had keep increased feet in top condition. We keep our “hugely”, Nicola said. feet closed in shoes in winter and “You have to have given at least one thisdonation results inincallouses, cornsyears and blood the last two pressure spots. Have them removed before you can become a plasma donor.” Plasma is collected an apheresis painlessly by Dr using Halpine. We can machine. Thehelp machine spins for offchilthe also offer and advise red blains blood which cells and keeps the plasma. occur in winter months Theas red cells are then returned ourblood circulation slows in the cold. to the donor. Plasma has also earned the nickname “liquid gold” because of its colour, Nicola said, “It really is so special, it can be made into so many different medicines.”

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Continued from page 1 Nicola said blood donors were very special. “We always need more donors. Currently only four per cent of the eligible population donates blood. “If you are part of the 96 per cent currently sat on the fence thinking about it, ing. Itplease is the fijump rst major win for while off and joinStenson in. it'sNicola the 11thasked time Mickelson finished people to has think of the second atpicture” one of golf's “bigger and four saidmajors. one donation Only thesave great Jacklives. Nicklaus with 19 has could three more runner-up fi nishes. “Think of all the little children who Nicklaus has 17 major wins to soften the have leukaemia who your blood is blow, Mickelson has just five. able to save… to Stenson's go beyond But here's the realyou’ve winnergot from yourself and think of who your donation victory. could save. His caddie Gareth Lord now has to quit “You’re helping ultimately to save smoking after he and Stenson agreed he people’s make a difference.” would if helives wonand a major title. Legend now has it Stenson toldService his caddy The New Zealand Blood was toalso enjoy the smoke he more had onpeople the 17th hoping to have sign hole because it was going toNicola be his last. up for plasma donations, said. That's the kind of confi dence 10 birdies This year 240 people have donated will give you. plasma, however the blood service was hoping to reach 500 donations by the

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