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Five local bands will rock for fallen heroes in an upcoming concert. The Fallen Heroes Trust is a non-profit organisation which funds projects that help those with physical or mental injuries, as a result of their deployed service, and their dependents thrive despite their adversity and loss. Johnsonville’s Phil Collett organised the show because he had done charity work with Rotary originally but didn’t have enough time to continue. Continued on page 2
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Children commemorate Hiroshima Day Hundreds of people gathered for the opening of an art exhibition which commemorates Hiroshima Day recently. ‘Tumanako – Children’s Art Works for a Peaceful World’ exhibition started at Te Wharewaka o Poneke with Mana Whenua representatives, the Mayors of Wellington, Hutt City and Upper Hutt, and children and their families on Sunday, August 7. After the formal part of the opening the participants went on the Tumanako Hikoi over
School got involved. A small display about Parihaka is also on display. Soka Gakkai International of New Zealand, a Buddhistbased peace group, will host the exhibition with Wellington City Council to encourage a peaceful world, free from nuclear weapons. The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO also generously supported the exhibition. The opening event on Sunday, August 7, featured an
the city-to-sea bridge to the Central Library where the exhibition was installed. The exhibition invited children aged eight to 15 to create artworks sharing their vision and aspirations for a peaceful world. Hundreds of students from the greater Wellington area participated and created 275 fabulous artworks, including several collaborative pieces. Individuals as well as several schools including St Teresa’s School and Wadestown
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Bands raise money for war heroes Continued from page 1 The show, Rock for Fallen Heroes, has been sponsored by Petone Rotary. Phil chose Fallen Heroes because he was in the army. “A lot of guys I know have been injured in war zones,” he said. The musician saw an opportunity to raise money through music, he said. Phil’s band will be opening the concert – they formed when a bunch of old guys got together, Phil said. Five Wellington alternative rock bands will play at Valhalla on August 26, tickets will be on sale at the door for $10 and proceeds will go to the New Zealand Fallen Heroes trust. The bands playing are Darkness Within, Urge Empire, Greene King, Claemus and Cold Shot. For two years Hans Weston,
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Urge Empire (from left) Hans Weston, James Cartwright and Julian Van Der Krogt will play at Valhalla to raise money for charity. PHOTO: LAURA SHIPLEY
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Wellington an international education destination By Sharnahea Wilson
More park and ride and better bus hubs are in the works for the local suburbs after motions were passed at a Regional Council meeting last week. Last Wednesday Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Daran Ponter put three motions forward at a meeting of the council’s sustainable transport committee. One of the motions was for
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Locals awarded for musical excellence Two Wellington musicians have received honourable awards along with scholarships to put towards their overseas studies. The Wellington Committee of the Dame Malvina Major Foundation congratulated the joint winners, Alexa Sangbin Thomson and Hannah Darroch, of the Arts Excellence Award. Victoria University graduates Violist Alexa and flautist Hannah will each receive prize money of $2,500 towards their studies in the United States. Chair of the Foundation’s Wellington Committee George Troup said the award assessors – Elizabeth Kerr of the New Zealand Arts Foundation and Christine Argyle of the New Zealand String
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Retrospect fight for spot in Rockquest final By Sharnahea Wilson
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A new take on an old club By Laura Shipley MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
A new twist on a traditional club has come to the local suburbs. Rotary Kaukau, named after the mountain, was chartered on June 22 and established in the Khandallah, Ngaio area. They are different from other Rotary clubs because they are not constrained by a geographic location, chairman Russell Law said. “The idea is if you can see the Kaukau Mountain you can join.” This is the first new Rotary club in the Wellington region in 17 years. The aim of the club is to attract younger members to Rotary by moving away from the history of Rotary. They will meet twice a month rather than every week like the other clubs. “Younger people don’t have time to meet once a week,” Russell said. They also meet later than other clubs and have drinks rather than a meal to make it cheaper to join in, he said. “The idea is to have informal meetings at around seven after people have had their evening meal and put the kids to
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Urban hangi hang-out in Aro Valley By Bethany Tiddy MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
Manuka sawdust, dirt and wild fennel were just some of the ingredients used to flavour an ‘urban hangi’ for 350 locals at the Aro Valley Community Centre at the weekend. Two stainless steel ‘kai-cookers’ cooked 200 tinfoil trays of chicken, lamb, vegetables, cabbage and stuffing at a low heat for seven hours on Sunday, August 14. Local residents and businesses donated fresh vegetables in the days before the event and volunteers pre-packaged the meals. Volunteer Daniel Brown said there were options for everyone, with vegetarian and pork-free meals available. Daniel said he used dirt from Aro Valley’s Epuni St to provide the flavour of a traditional in-ground hangi. Community developer Lexi Taylor said
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Young pianists earn distinction By Sharnahea Wilson
Two young talents have made their music teacher proud after receiving the highest mark possible for a piano exam. Olivia Sinclair, 14 and Alex Sawyer, 11, recently passed their classical piano examinations with distinction. Their proud teacher Laurel Tse, who has been teaching for 13 years, said she was not surprised by the excellent results because the two students are very diligent. “They apply themselves very well and they always excel in their work,” she said. Olivia has been playing piano for about three and a half years and has received distinction for each of the three exams she has sat – this year with an incredible 94 per cent. “Quite a few people in my family play piano. I think it is a beautiful instrument.” She said she felt nervous for the exam because she had high expectations for herself. “I was a bit of a wreck before it – I can be a bit of a perfectionist sometimes,” she said.
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Students meet sports stars A few lucky youngsters got the opportunity of a lifetime when they mingled with some of their favourite sporting heroes last week. The students from Te Kura o Otari, Maori Immersion Strand, spent the day with sports stars just days before the Hurricanes took out the Super Rugby Final. James, George and William Fullelove, along with Mataira Wallace, and their family got the chance to learn new ball skills, take selfies, and ask questions of Richie McCaw, Hurricane Nehe Milner-Skudder and netballer Casey Kopua. Joanne Fullelove said the boys had a great time – especially meeting Milner-Skudder who was an ambassador for Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori last month. "He's a role model for these boys who are also learning Te Reo Maori,” Joanne said. "In fact, the boys got a real kick out of meeting all these sports stars. They'll remember this opportunity for a long time."
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We should be cutting it down, it’s very accessible. It’s fine as a treat but there should be other options.
I only look for the chewing gum, it doesn’t bother me personally but for people with kids it’s at eye level within grabbing range. I don’t have an opinion either way.
It’s good, I’m happy with them I think they look bright and nice. I have teenage kids and you just have to use discipline and say no.
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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.
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Say thanks this Father’s Day Next month local families will recognise and celebrate the role their fathers play in their lives. This year Father’s Day falls on September 4 and Independent Herald readers are invited to send in messages and letters, which will be published on a special page in the paper, celebrating dads in our community.
Peter Gilberd, Sarah Duignan with her daughter Lucy and Justin Lester are keen to clean up Johnsonville. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
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A Keep Johnsonville Beautiful project has been launched off the back of multiple successful local clean-up days. Deputy Mayor Justin Lester, Peter Gilberd of Woodridge Planters and local school teacher Sarah Duignan have banded together to start a clean-up campaign in Johnsonville. Suburb clean-ups started in Johnsonville in November last year when a nine-year-old girl decided her local community needed to be tidier. Now this trio is hoping to turn the idea into a permanent mind-set. “We will start in Johnsonville but then we hope to expand it
out – there’s a real need for it,” Mr Lester said. “We’ve done a lot of clean-ups but we want a more visible movement,” he said. The team has created tote bags and ‘I love Johnsonville’ t-shirts to try and spread the message about their clean-up. Local designer Pip Bradley worked with Sarah to create the logos that will feature on the bags and t-shits. Sarah said this time around there will be much more involvement from local schools. “Three Johnsonville schools are already on board. We want to get children involved – my daughter Lucy will be coming along.”
When Sarah discovered that a large amount of local litter was ending up in the harbour she was eager to get involved in the clean-up. Peter was among the team who collected 700 kilograms of rubbish in just a few hours in Newlands. “Clearly people want to clean up their communities,” he said. A community spring clean will take place on September 3. Locals are encouraged to head along, spend a couple of hours cleaning their suburb and then relax and enjoy a barbecue. The clean-up will run from 9.30am until around 11am and locals will meet at the Johnsonville Community Centre.
Marsden girls get tough Girls from Marsden Collegiate School’s running club got down in the dirt at a recent camp. The Year 6 girls took part in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge Wellington held at Camp Wainui. The challenge involves running through water trails, crawling under barbed wire obstacles, swamp crossing and more. Year 6 girls from Marsden School take part in the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge.
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Cancer society welcomes Daffodil Day Daffodil Day is on its way and it continues to be one of the most important fundraising and cancer awareness events of the year. Now in its 26th year Daffodil Day 2016 will fall on Friday, August 26 in Wellington and New Zealand wide. Daffodil Day raises awareness of cancer and is the biggest generator of funds for the Cancer Society. The daffodil is one of the first flowers of the spring season and with its bright yellow bloom represents hope for the one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer each year. ANZ has been the principal sponsor of Daffodil Day since the event began. Donations received will go towards vital research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer as well as providing a range of support services, information, health promotion and education programmes to reduce cancer risk, awareness campaigns and programmes for people affected by cancers. The Cancer Society has recently advocated heavily for PHARMAC to fund melanoma drugs Opdivo and its alternative Keytruda with CEO Claire Austin presenting at the Labour Party’s Health Summit in the week lead-
ing up to the June budget. Claire said the positive progress made in the last twelve months around cancer care in New Zealand is in the past now and there are new areas of focus. “We have made huge strides over the past year with the generous donations from caring individuals. We want to continue to advocate and provide quality care for cancer patients and their whanau in New Zealand and we
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Election meetings The Rotary Club of Karori and the Karori Association have jointly arranged a Wellington City Council Mayoral candidates public meeting at the Karori Baptist Church, Marsden Village, Karori, on Monday, September 5 at 7pm. The Creswick Valley Association Northland and the Karori Association have arranged a public meeting for candidates standing in the Onslow-Western Ward for the Wellington City Council at the Northland Community Centre, Woburn Road on Tuesday, September 20 at 7.30pm.
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Dining together is something to look forward to. Every Friday between 10am and 1pm senior citizens are invited to share lunch at the Newlands Community Centre. Smiling faces, friendly chatter and the odd banter proved the lunch made by volunteers was an inviting event for the senior members of Newlands to get together, share lunch, and make
and build friendships. Understanding there is an increasingly aged and often socially isolated population Newlands Community Centre steps in to fill the gap left by geographically spread out families and busy working neighbourhoods. “People [have] become disconnected from their communities,” Newlands Community Centre Coordinator Michele Rowe said. “[There is] lots of loneliness,” added Therese Dennison – a
Newlands Community Centre Advocate who along with her centre colleagues is developing connections with other community organisations to best support the diverse Newlands community. Michele said she “has some fantastic volunteers here” including some who take days off paid work, others volunteering through WINZ and local Newlands Primary School children setting up tables for Friday lunches, which all contribute to the smooth run-
ning of the centre. Michele wanted to encourage those in their 30s and 40s to volunteer “so there is someone there for [them] when they retire”. Far from being an exclusive lunch, staff at the community centre warmly invited more local senior citizens to enjoy the hospitality of its Friday lunches. For more information on the lunch or to get assistance to attend the lunch telephone: 477-3724.
Friends: Margaret Martin, June Doidge and Mies Nobelen.
Making the wheels turn: dedicated volunteers support Newlands Community Centre.
“ Enjoying each others company in the lounge before lunch: Lois Bullock and Graeme Julian.
Michele said she has some fantastic volunteers here, including some who take days off paid work....
Jean Aspey, Loene Betteridge and Edna Hough enjoy lunch.
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Rhyder, 8, and Toby, 7, are geared up to see their sporting heroes.
Crowds gather for Hurricanes parade
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Nikki Smith and Cooper Larking, 6, spot their favourite players.
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Rugby fans turned out in droves to see this year’s Super Rugby champions at a victory parade in the heart of Wellington last week. Lines of fans gathered to see the Hurricanes make their way from Parliament down to Civic Square where they could get the signatures of, and pictures with, their sporting heroes. The parade left Parliament at 12pm and players travelled in open-topped vehicles signing their fans sporting gear and stopping for photos along the way. Dedicated Hurricanes fan Fred Macdonald said he had been waiting a long time to see his favourite team take out the competition. “I have been waiting 21 years for this,” he said.
Rachel Gough (right) with Colin Braddock and children Felicity and Rory.
Hurricane Nehe Milner-Skudder greets his fans. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson
Premier League champions seek Central League spot Waterside Karori football club’s top side claimed the Capital Premier title on Saturday when they took a 2-0 win against hosts Victoria University. Wharfies have been the star side all season but started to wobble a bit towards the end of the season and were chased hard for the title by Whitby side Western Suburbs who kept the pressure on right up to the end with a final 3-1 win at Island Bay. With a Central League playoff spot already in the bag the focus for
Wharfies on Saturday was to finish in style and win the league they had led from the start of a long season. Despite the pressure of the occasion Wharfies stayed composed to dominate University throughout the match. A solid attack and equally solid defence saw them take the vital two points. The Karori side finished the season with 14 wins and two draws against just two losses in a well balanced league and they scored 56 goals in the process. Facu Barbero scored 18 of those goals
to be awarded the Premier League golden boot title. That attacking prowess will see them tough to beat when they face Team Taranaki in a home and away series for promotion to the Central League. Waterside Karori now get a couple of weeks off before travelling to New Plymouth for the first leg match on September 4. It would be a suitable finale to an outstanding season if they seal promotion at home before what is expected to be a huge crowd a week later.
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Waterside Karori claim the Capital Premier title. PHOTO: Cameron McIntosh - Photomac
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Robbie’s redemption in 2020? There hasn’t been a tougher day for New Zealand Olympians than overnight last Tuesday (NZ time). The New Zealand men’s sevens team got beaten by Japan, the equestrian team went from second to fourth to miss the medals and two rowing crews that were medal chances failed to make the final in choppy conditions in Rio. Combine that with a poor performance in the final for the women’s sevens and Sonny Bill Williams’ serious injury that will keep him out six to eight months and it was a rather depressing way to wake up! Blenheim rower Robbie Manson was one of the casualties. He and partner Chris Harris finished fourth in their semifinal. That feeling must be horrific. Four years of work only to end with a B final. I’m fortunate to consider Robbie a friend from our days at Marlborough Boys’ College. We aren’t close but he’s been very willing with his time and made the effort to come over to my table at the last Marlborough Sports Awards. While this may be a low point for Robbie, redemption, if he wants it is possible. Sport is littered with great comeback stories. If he still has the drive to dedicate himself to another four year Olympic campaign then there’s no reason why he can’t earn the Olympic medal he undoubtedly craves. Sometimes nice guys are not able to get the job done. On social media, Robbie has handled the disappointment with absolute class, the same can be said for both sevens teams and the equestrian team. Disappointment can be a great motivator and I for one am happy to put my confidence in Robbie to learn from the experience and push for Olympic medals in 2020.
Johnsonville's Under-85s team following their defeat to Tawa in the final of the Paul Potiki Memorial Shield on Saturday.
Johnsonville falls at final hurdle The Johnsonville Rugby Club's Under-85s team gave their all but eventually went down 16-5 to Tawa in the final of the Paul Potiki Memorial Shield competition on Saturday. At a rain-swept Lyndhurst Park, there was little between the two sides with
both scoring one try apiece. Johnsonville's discipline let them down on numerous occasions and Tawa benefited with three penalties. Tawa led 10-0 at halftime but Johnsonville made an attempt at a comeback when Eddie Raka scored seven minutes into the second half.
Tawa, however, wrapped the game up with two penalties. Johnsonville's reserve grade Cripples grabbed a place in next Sat u rday's John Davies Cup final when they downed a hugelydetermined Stokes Valley 13-11 at Helston Park at the weekend.
In doing so Johnsonville nudged Stokes Valley out of second place on the ladder. Scorers for Johnsonville were Siu Mareko, try, and Daniel Keig who managed two penalties and a conversion. The Cripples will play Poneke Ruffnuts in the final.
Norths to fight it out for fourth North Wellington’s Premier football side has been a travelling road show as they have faced a hectic end of season schedule. Norths have just completed three tough matches in eight days, including a Chatham Cup quarter final in Auckland. On Wednesday North Wel-
lington faced a tough assignment when they travelled away to take on Brooklyn Northern United but held their form to come away with a convincing 3-1 win. They were back in action for Saturday’s fixture against Wellington Olympic where a draw would see them move up to fifth place in the league
with a game to go. The home crowd had plenty of action to enjoy with a to and fro match that ended in a deserved 2-2 draw. North Wellington did have a chance to steal the win in the final moments when a lofted shot sailed over defenders heads but hit the crossbar.
With fifth place locked up, Norths can go one spot better when they travel away to play league wooden spooners Kapiti Coast United on Saturday. A win or draw would see Norths finish the league in fourth place which would be a superb effort in their first season back in Premier football.
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Wellington Suburban Newspapers is on the hunt for our next top local sales person At Wellington Suburban Newspapers, we don’t just sell advertising to our clients, we work with them to get results. In short - we are looking for a strong sales person who values the principles we so closely regard. We want you to be creative in this sales role by putting together advertising campaigns to ensure our advertisers get maximum results.
To be the chosen one for this great opportunity you will possess the following: • Great sense of humour an absolute must! • Good time management • Enthusiasm and drive to succeed • Team player • Honesty and Integrity • Great work ethic • Computer literacy Excel knowledge a plus • Excellent phone manner • Well spoken
Although previous sales experience is desired, a great can do attitude and strong work ethic will give you the added advantage.
Please forward a current CV and covering letter to: Wellington Suburban Newspapers Stephan van Rensburg. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are one who likes working with our local communities and who has the passion to work with our local businesses to ensure their advertising is a success, then send us your CV with a covering letter today!
Applicants for this position must have NZ residency or a valid NZ work permit of at least 6 months. Applicants who do not hold NZ residency or a valid work permit will not be considered.
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