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Trip of a lifetime By Sharnahea Wilson

A Karori boy who was born with a heart condition will be California dreaming after being offered the opportunity of a lifetime by New Zealand charity Koru Care. Koru Care is a not-for-profit organisation which has been offering overseas trips for seriously ill and disabled children for over 30 years. Each year Koru Care does two trips – one to the Gold Coast for 10 children and another to California for 26 children. Continued on page 2


Pearce Szabo, 11, receives new cameras from the manager of the New Zealand Police Central Communications Centre Inspector Ian Harris.

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New student hostel for local girls’ college A Wellington all girls’ college has announced exciting new plans to offer accommodation to students coming from outside the area. Queen Margaret College will be offering student accommodation after recently unveiling plans to open an onsite student hostel at the beginning of 2018 for Year 9 to 13 students. At its August meeting, the College Board agreed to

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the building of a forty-four room hostel to be located onsite. The facility will also include accommodation for hostel staff. T he a rea sur rounding the student hostel will be transformed into a leafy, recreational space including a modern, state-of-the-art playground. “Over the past decade, we have strategically developed our buildings and now, after


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Continued from page 1 Eleven-year-old Karori boy Pearce Szabo was born with a heart condition called Dextro Cardia – he had his first operation at just six weeks old. This year Pearce, who is part of Heart Kids Wellington, was nominated by a Heart Kids staff member and was then selected to take part in the two-week Koru Care trip to California in October. Pearce will go to Disneyland, the San Diego Zoo, Universal Studios and more. The New Zealand Police Central Communications Centre based in Wellington heard of this great cause and decided to donate new cameras for the children to take to America. The team at Central Communications has mufti nights each week where they can donate a couple of dollars to wear casual clothing. They then collect all the money once a year and put it towards a worthy cause. “We don’t give the money straight to organisations, we buy them products. This year we spent $1000 on a new video camera and two portable

(From left) Inspector Ian Harris, Pearce Szabo, 11, Central Communications dispatchers Karen Vile and Robyn Bungay, Diane Szabo, and Heart Kids Wellington chairperson Angela Haddon. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson

cameras for Koru Care,” communications dispatcher Karen Vile said. Over the last seven years the Wellington Central Communications team has donated $22,000 toward worthy causes across the country. Pearce’s mum Diane Szabo


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Hitting the streets for annual appeal By Sharnahea Wilson

A local charitable organisation dedicated to helping children and families is asking the community to lend a helping hand this week. Challenge 2000, which is a youth development, community and family social work agency, is having its annual street appeal on Friday and is hoping locals will spare a few dollars for a good cause. A large group of staff members and volunteers will be hitting the streets with their buckets, bibs and information boards on the biggest fundraising day of the year for Challenge 2000. “We are asking the community to help us give back to the community,” Business Manager John Robinson said. John explained how Challenge was founded by Kitty McKinley in 1988 and was originally called Challenge 88. When they had to keep changing the name each year they decided to name it Challenge 2000. Now 28 years later, social workers and youth workers are

still helping young people and their families deal with issues such as poverty and abuse, while trying to bridge the gap between the rich and poor. “The basic idea still motivates us today – everybody wants to make a difference, Challenge offers that opportunity,” John said. “We ask people to give a little so we can do a lot.” The director of Challenge 2000 Steve O’Connor said the agency also helped families with basic needs such as keeping their power turned on and having enough food each week. “If people don’t have food then social work doesn’t matter.” Challenge 2000 staff and volunteers will be collecting on Friday, September 2 from 7am until 6pm – rain or shine. They will collect in various places across Wellington City including at the Wellington Train Station, on Lambton Quay, outside supermarkets and in Johnsonville Mall.  To donate online or for more information on Challenge 2000 programmes and projects visit

The resident welcomed councillors to visit the Johnsonville stop at 9am on a weekday to see the queue of public transport users. “It gets really annoying when it's windy and raining and there is simply not enough bus shelter.” The resident requested there be adequate bus services provided from Johnsonville station to Wellington to keep up with demand. Wellington Regional Council Sue Kedgley was concerned by the overcrowding. “I have asked the Regional Council officers to look into this, and so staff have been monitoring the situation and they

Parents Centre Fundraiser Wellington North Parents Centre is hosting a special screening of Bridget Jones's Baby for parents, bumps and babies on Friday, September 23 at 10am at Brooklyn Penthouse Cinema. The screening is baby friendly with low lighting and low sound levels. Fantastic spot prizes will also be up for grabs. Tickets $15 for WNPC members, $20 for non-members. To book, go to

Kids helping kids Youngsters across Wellington are dressing up in fancy dress or mufti to help change the lives of their peers this week. By dressing up on September 2 for KidsCan National Mufti Day thousands of students will be helping KidsCan provide more than 128,000 children, in 568 schools, access to food, raincoats, shoes and basic healthcare items. KidsCan supports 43 schools in Wellington.

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(From back) Challenge 2000 team members Te Ihi, Jess Speechley, Jared Tofaeono and Matt Bentley with Business Manager John Robinson. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

Concerns about bus overcrowding Johnsonville residents have expressed their concerns about overcrowding on buses on the Johnsonville line during peak hours. One concerned resident wrote to the Greater Wellington Regional Council and said since the bus timetable changes that went ahead in March people now have to queue for buses. “The queue often extends to the nearby carpark so we are talking about 40 to 50 people in the queue and quite often the bus that eventually came was unable to take all the passengers so some people have to wait for another one to come,” the resident explained.

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will get back to the Sustainable Transport committee with a report about it,” she said. “The Regional Council is having to put new buses on the Karori, and some other, routes as more residents chose to travel by buses and there is bus overcrowding.” The council is working urgently to provide more buses for the growing number of people catching buses from Karori, Wadestown, Wilton and Khandallah. “We are working with the bus operator to get extra buses as soon as possible ,” Public Transport Portfolio Leader Paul Swain said.

Regional councillors approved a recommendation to put on seven extra peak time buses in the western suburbs: Three extra public buses on Karori routes 3, 18 and 21 Two extra school buses, morning and night for Karori. An extra public bus for Khandallah route 43/44 An extra school bus on Wilton/Wadestown route 14

On Friday September 2 the Wellington Newcomers Network will meet for Coffee and film at Clarkes Cafe Central library at 5pm, film SK1 at Alliance Francaise, at 6pm. Sunday, September 4 they will meet at The Attic, Wellington Museum 3 Jervois Quay, at 10am. On Wednesday, September 14 there will be a Coffee Catch up at Clarks Cafe, Central Library, at 5.30pm.

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Drop in to Newlands The Newlands Community Centre has re-arranged their drop-in lounge to accommodate their new bookshelf. The lounge is open Monday to Friday from 9am–5pm. Anyone is welcome to call in to browse their selection of books, read the newspaper, use the computers and sit and chat to others in the community. Two of the computers are free internet use for any New Zealand site, and there is one paid internet pc that can be used for wider searching. $1.50 per 15 minutes or half price for Gold Card and Community Service Card holders.

A splash of art, dance and musical talent By Sharnahea Wilson

A young people’s art festival is brightening up Wellington and children from Wadestown School are excited to show off their dance, musical and creative skills. Artsplash is a festival which

brings together primary and intermediate school children throughout Wellington to celebrate dance, music, drama, visual art and wearable art. The creative children will perform for their family, friends and the public.

Meet the candidates Johnsonville Community Association and the Johnsonville Uniting Church are inviting Northern Ward residents to attend the traditional ‘Meet the Candidate’ meetings in September. Wellington City Council mayoral candidates will meet on September 2, Greater Wellington Regional Council candidates will meet on September 5 and Wellington City Council candidates will meet September 14. All meetings will begin at 7.30pm at the Johnsonville Uniting Church, 18 Dr Taylor Terrace. Enquiries to



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A group of keen dancers from Wadestown School will blow the crowd away with their new twist on a traditional fairytale. The team of Year 7 and 8 dancers choreographed, and came up with costumes, for a Little Red Riding Hood dance which features hiphop, jazz and contemporary dance. The 30-strong group of wolves, grandmas, red riding hoods and axe-men started rehearsing last term for their Artsplash performance this week. “I think it has come together really well,” primary choreographer 13-year-old Syrah Ranta said. She said the dancers decided as a group to do a new take on Little Red Riding Hood and came up with the costumes, choreography, music and sets themselves. A group of young Wadestown singers will also take part in Artsplash, joining together with singers from schools across the city. A 94-member choir made up of Year 3 and 4 students were looking forward to meeting children from other schools and collaborating on the 12 songs they have been learning for the past term. “It’s been really good for them to get together as a syndicate and sing,” Year 3/4 teacher Amy Maddock said.  Artsplash will run from August 29 until September 2 at the Michael Fowler Centre. There will also be visual art displayed throughout the week.

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“This is a remarkable increase since 2011. It brings the achievement rate for young men in our region closer to the high rates of their female classmates,” she said. Suze said overall NCEA Level 2 results for the Wellington region are equally impressive. “A total of 5470 students, or 87.3 per cent, of 18 year olds

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LETTERS to the editor Johnsonville parking issues to move their car three times if entering: 1. A shop in the mall 2. Countdown on the east side 3. A shop/business on the street Time starts from the first entry, thus visiting again after two hours will be classed as “all day” parking. Plenty of space is irrelevant.

This is not user/environmentally friendly. It is my view that the time restriction is all that is required and the customer should be able to visit whatever shop/bank/business/cafe they wish in that time and revisit with the time starting again. Sue Cuthbertson, Newlands

Embracing physical and mental health By Bethany Tiddy MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Young Wellington women embraced body image issues at a film documentary fundraiser at Cuba Lighthouse Cinema last week. Wellington City Council project ‘Shift’ hosted the event in Te Aro to raise money for programmes and events that promote mental and physical health. Eighty people attended the documentary ‘Embrace’, directed by founder of the Body Image Movement Taryn Brumfitt, which explored the pressures on women to fixate on body image. Movie-goers enjoyed blissballs, dried fruit, nuts and flavoured water as healthy alternatives to movie snacks. Tickets cost $20 with all proceeds going to Shift programmes and the remaining

going into the ‘Give back, Shift forward’ fund to remove the financial barrier for women to participate in Shift programmes. Wellington City Council health and wellbeing partnership leader Fran McEwen said the event raised approximately $1000 for the Shift fund. “Whilst it’s only a small fund currently, we have plans to grow it by co-creating more Shift products and services alongside young women that will raise more money for the fund.” Wellington Girls’ College student Jess Bradley, who attended the event, said she enjoyed Shift’s 10-week programme around physical activity and wellbeing at her school this year. “Shift has made such a big impact on my life. It has improved my confidence and ability to chat to more people.”

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Northern Ward Candidates Over the coming weeks we will be profiling candidates ahead of the 2016 local government elections. This week we put a series of questions about primary issues across Wellington City to the Northern Ward candidates for the Wellington City Council.

1. Are you in favour of the proposed airport extension? 2. Are you in favour of more cycle-ways in Wellington? 3. Are you in favour of WCC paying the large part of the $10 million+ upgrade of the Cable Car before 2026 so that it does not have to close down? 4. Are you in favour of any amalgamation of councils in the Wellington region? 5. Are you in favour of a second Mt Victoria traffic tunnel? 6. Are you in favour of light rail transport between the airport and the CBD? 7. Are you in favour of medium-density housing in Karori, Khandallah and Newlands? If so, do you think there should be a set number of parks for each building? 8. What do you believe is a reasonable residential rates increase per annum? 9. Do you think the council should work with Stride to plan for an upgraded shopping centre in Johnsonville?

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1. No, because its probable benefits are seriously suspect, but mostly it’s economically unviable, making ratepayers underwrite Infratil profits 2. Yes, but only cleverly designed ones that don’t detract from higher-use transport modes. 3. No, it’s iconic, but is mainly a tourist attraction, and tourists will happily pay far more than $7.50 return fare, while locals’ fares stay lower. 4. Yes, but only with Porirua, and then only if terms are financially neutral to Wellington. 5. Yes. If TransitNZ pays, because unclogged SH1 clear through to airport is of high regional importance. 6. No. High-tech Electric self-driving busses will soon provide far more flexible public transport, without the monumental setup costs of light rail. 7. I’ll eliminate MDRA zoning rules – they’re anti-community, and economically unworkable. Council should respect Northern Suburbs’ quality of life, which must take priority over developers’ profiteering. Rather than dumping intensification on poorer northern suburbs, I’d share it equally throughout Wellington. All suburban housing must have one carpark per unit, no exceptions. 8. Two per cent. Existing rates take is perfectly adequate, providing it’s not squandered on “vanity projects” and economic folly. I’ll support dramatic investment in infrastructure where population growth demands: In northern suburbs. Better roads, transport, footpaths, parks and playgrounds are all necessary for our suburbs to remain acceptably liveable as growth accelerates. 9. Yes, including shared Councils’–Stride multi-level carparking building to provide 400 additional public carparks adjacent to train station, for low-cost Park’NRide plus free parking for adjacent new library, Pool, Community Centre, Alex Moore Park and sports-clubs. I’ll amend district plan which prohibits larger Mall redevelopments’ inclusion of multiplex cinema complex.

1. Yes, subject to a good business case and information around environmental impacts. 2. Yes. Strong community engagement is needed during consultation and planning processes. 3. Yes, the Cable Car is an iconic Wellington attraction and also a connection point into the city for Wellingtonians. 4. No, not at this stage. 5. Yes, we need to do something to manage congestion. It is part of State Highway 1 and good traffic flow is essential. 6. Yes, this could really help to reduce the congestion from the airport through the city. 7. No. I have concerns that the current plans will create fairly major traffic issues. One park per dwelling may not be practical. Many homes have more than one car, which will result in increased street congestion. 8. Approximately 3 per cent. We need, and in many cases enjoy the facilities that our rates pay for, as well as funding new ventures which help our city grow. This growth will help Wellington thrive and attract more visitors. 9. Absolutely. This has been a long awaited project and I believe that Council should do everything it can to promote consultation between Stride and the community. Council needs to work with Stride to ensure access to parking and public transport facilities are well planned.

1. Yes, but not at any cost. If the Council is to provide funding in any form then it needs a return for the ratepayers. This should either be through increased equity in the airport or via a loan like the Stadium. 2. Yes, this would improve safety and enable all traffic to flow through the city. 3. Yes, the Cable Car is one of Wellington’s best features and attractions. It is part of our history and needs to be preserved. 4. No, it’s not what the region wants. 5. Yes, my son went to school at the basin reserve so I have seen the traffic issues first hand. It needs to be fixed and the second tunnel is part of the answer. 6. Yes, I think it is a great idea and light rail is used from airports to CBD’s in many cities like Brisbane and works well. However the cost may be too prohibitive. 7. No, I don’t think it is necessary. Newlands is a relatively new suburb and one that already had small sections. With our hills sunlight is quite restricted in some areas. This needs to be preserved. The terrain in Wellington suburbs is not suited for medium density residential housing especially Khandallah. 8. The rate of inflation. Some of my friends have asked if I can reduce rates by 30 per cent but that is not realistic. Why should we burden rate payers every year with large increases? Fortunately, I am a Chartered Accountant so I can challenge any Council increases and read the numbers. 9. Definitely, this has lagged for years. I remember the previous upgrades last century! Another upgrade is now well overdue. The mall redevelopment would reinvigorate Johnsonville. With Stride purchasing Queensgate this opens up the opportunity to get some momentum and synergies. The council should assist in any way possible.

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I have a long track record as outspoken president of Johnsonville Community Association, clearly advocating for northern communities’ interests at WCC. I’m already leading the charge for increased local community control via proposed new Johnsonville-Newlands Community Board. I am the local Independent to represent and champion your interests.

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The Northern Ward is a fantastic place to live and I am committed to promoting active consultation with community members. It’s important that Council listens to Wellingtonians first before making critical decisions on housing, transport, other services and new developments.

Wellington is a progressive city and one that is at the forefront of creativity, sustainability and infrastructural connectivity. My campaign focuses on economic and social growth for Northern Suburbs and Wellington. I am interested in improving local business areas and facilities such as malls, libraries, community halls and recreation centres.

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Northern Ward Candidates Over the coming weeks we will be profiling candidates ahead of the 2016 local government elections. This week we put a series of questions about primary issues across Wellington City to the Northern Ward candidates for the Wellington City Council.

1. Are you in favour of the proposed airport extension? 2. Are you in favour of more cycle-ways in Wellington? 3. Are you in favour of WCC paying the large part of the $10 million+ upgrade of the Cable Car before 2026 so that it does not have to close down? 4. Are you in favour of any amalgamation of councils in the Wellington region? 5. Are you in favour of a second Mt Victoria traffic tunnel? 6. Are you in favour of light rail transport between the airport and the CBD? 7. Are you in favour of medium-density housing in Karori, Khandallah and Newlands? If so, do you think there should be a set number of parks for each building? 8. What do you believe is a reasonable residential rates increase per annum? 9. Do you think the council should work with Stride to plan for an upgraded shopping centre in Johnsonville?

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1. Undecided. Need to hear the full business case before making a decision. 2. Yes, within reason, but they need to be “done properly” and with adequate consultation with those likely to be affected. 3. Cable Car before 2026 so that it does not have to close down? Yes, we have little choice really. 4.Yes, there may be merit in a Wellington-Porirua merger and the two Hutt councils amalgamating, but only if a majority of residents support such mergers. 5. Yes. 6. No, not at present. However if it becomes more affordable in the future it may be worth investigating. 7. I’m in favour of “intensified housing” in principle. However I voted against MDRH in Newlands and Tawa because of various neighbourhood concerns including the possibility of three storey units, non-notification aspects and seeming lack of controls in ensuring quality developments. Generally speaking, a minimum of one carpark per unit. 8. The ideal is to keep rates increases as low as realistically possible. A balance needs to be struck between providing the infrastructure, amenities and services that a first-class city such as Wellington wants and expects, whilst ensuring that rates are maintained at a level acceptable to those paying them. 9. Yes, and that is already happening. My understanding is that we can expect a positive announcement about the mall in the near future.

1. Yes, subject to a sound business case, resource consents, a financial contribution from Government, and a fair deal for ratepayers. 2. Yes, as part of a balanced approach to public transport, roads, and walkways. 3. Yes, it is 38 years since the last upgrade what would Wellington be without its Cable Car? 4. No, but I do favour regional approaches to infrastructure such as the water supply, transport, and amenities. 5. Yes, along with a second Terrace tunnel, and an attractive solution, similar to the Arras Tunnel, for the Basin Reserve. 6. Yes, in the longer term, to free up our roads. 7. No. The gains are marginal and it would be more efficient to build these in new housing areas. By all means, allow for denser housing and smaller units but do not remove community consultation. There should be an average of at least one parking space per dwelling. 8. For residential ratepayers, it should be close to the increases in average income. Through its wider tax base, central government should support activities, such as the provision of social, affordable, emergency and new housing, which require significant increases in local government action. 9. Council has made roading and bridge improvements to pave the way for an upgraded mall, and will continue to work with Stride to achieve the upgrade. The new mall should incorporate an improved bus interchange, park and ride, and non-retail facilities such as a cinema and a co-working space.

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I’m standing as an independent candidate. I have over 40 years of business experience in Wellington as well as governance knowledge. Wellington, being the cafe capital, needs people who can represent that industry (which I can). I believe that councillors should be representing the city residents to the Council not the other way around.

I’m standing for Council again because I’ve made a positive contribution in the Northern Ward and would like to continue doing so. My overriding goal is to help make our city a better place to live in. I will continue to bring common sense and sound decision-making to Council!

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1. Yes 2. Only in some areas after specific and extensive consultation with the residents of the area in question. 3. Yes 4. Not with the Wairarapa however I can see some benefits from amalgamation with Porirua. 5. Yes 6. Not to the airport but from the Ferry Terminal to Courtney Place. 7. In favour while showing respect for current residents by the designs and materials used. Consideration of amenities and facilities needed to cope with extra demand and a coordinated approach to provision of these and traffic and transport management. Expectation that most should be owner occupied which would stop these areas potentially becoming slum like. 8. It should keep pace with inflation. 9. Absolutely. The Council worked to stop progress many years ago so now it’s time to turn that around. As the owner of a Johnsonville business I, along with many others, am increasingly frustrated at the lack of progress.

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EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a blue Honda Civic was stolen from its overnight park in the parking area of a supermarket in Johnsonville Road. It was later recovered in the McDonald’s parking area, Johnsonville. The vehicle was undamaged. A house in Fraser Avenue was entered through an unlocked sliding door during the morning. The occupier heard the door opening and investigated. A young man was seen in the living room area and on

discovery he ran off. In Newlands a white Toyota Hiace light van parked locked and secure overnight on the street in Helston Road was broken into via a smashed sliding window. A few tools were stolen but a triggered alarm prevented the more valuable tools from being taken. A forced rear window gave access to a house in Black Rock Road where a messy search was made. A power drill and a straw basket were stolen.

In Khandallah a silver aluminium trailer mounted with a high cage and parked in the driveway of a house in Rangoon Street was stolen. A house in Mandalay Terrace was entered through a previously broken window that had been covered temporarily with a sheet of cardboard. A TV set was stolen. In Ngaio the insecure roller door of a garage of a house in Kenya Street gave easy access and

two mountain bikes were stolen. The insecure door of a garage in Cockayne Road allowed offenders to enter it and also to smash a quarterlight window of a silver Toyota Echo hatchback that was parked in it. An Ipod and its cables were taken and a door left open caused the battery to drain. In Churton Park a house in Salem Court had a window smashed by a thrown rock. In Grenada Village an almost

completed house under construction was entered via a smashed bedroom window. The house was searched and power tools used by the builders were taken. In Broadmeadows a silver Nissan station wagon parked in Rajkot Terrace had its front registration plate stolen. In John Sims Drive a silver Toyota Yaris hatchback parked unlocked had sunglasses and a mobility card taken from the dashboard.

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Malvina Major staff members will have a lighter, brighter look from now on after receiving brand new tailor-made uniforms. Staff members, from nurses and administrative staff to gardeners, have been decked out with a new look designed by New Zealand fashion designer Annah Stretton. Residents at the Malvina Major Retirement Village in Johnsonville were treated to a fashion show last Tuesday by the staff where they strutted their stuff down the cat walk to show off their new look. Communications advisor for Malvina Major Margot Boock said staff members had not had a change in uniform in over 20 years. “It was definitely time for a change,” Margot said. She said staff used to wear off the hanger uniforms that had a different colour for different areas they worked in – now they are in colourful, comfortable uniforms and they have options of what to wear each day.

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The Victoria University of Wellington Council has declared the University’s Karori campus was no longer needed. The University Council made the decision at its August meeting after considering a variety of options for the future of the campus, which encompasses 3.7 hectares and includes 20 buildings. Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford said the University will now initiate the process to be followed for disposal of the campus, which is expected to take between 12 and 24 months. Victoria is communicating directly with key stakeholders, including Wellington City Council and the two child care facilities that are located on the Karori campus, to discuss next steps, Professor Guilford said. Following this announcement the Wellington City Council said it would continue to work with the community and university to explore options for the community to use campus facilities during the sale process. The Council’s chief operating officer, Greg Orchard, said the council understood the importance of the campus to local clubs, schools and community groups. “We are looking into the Karori community’s requirements and, over the coming months, will be working with Victoria University and the community to ensure the community’s needs for

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moment was Eliza McCartney's bronze in the women's pole vault. The 19-year-old has burst on the scene in less than 12 months and got a medal in an event New Zealanders have no real history in. The most appealing aspect of her journey though was how easy it was to see she was having fun. She smiled throughout the competition and seemed to embrace the pressure rather than let it affect her. Everything she did and said seemed genuine. McCartney came across humble, thanking her coaches, family and fellow New Zealanders, not because that was the politically correct thing to do but because she meant it. She has similar 'people pleasing' skills as former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk. All girls should aspire to be like her and quite frankly, if you are a guy, she's like the kind of girl you'd happily bring to the family dinner table and introduce to your parents. Who knows, in Tokyo in four years’ time, some of those podium medals have a more News golden View themay Wainuiomata tinge to them.


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“We’re like one big family” With 60 friendly and dedicated staff members, you can rest assured your loved ones will be well looked after at Johnsonvale Home. The friendly, homely nature of Johnsonvale sets the home apart from the rest. With a welcoming environment, residents get to know the staff as well as each other which creates a family-like atmosphere. “The staff here treat the residents as if they were our

own relations – we’re like one big family,” Clinical operational manager Brenda Wright said. As the head of activities, divisional therapist Dee Wilkinson, ensured the residents are always happy and entertained with activities running six days a week. Johnsonvale Home hosts themed nights on special occasions including Easter, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and birthdays.

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“If there’s something to celebrate, we will do it,” Dee said. The residents also go out on regular trips to farms, museums and the movies as well as having regular entertainers coming to the home. The home has a fantastic Chef on hand who changes the menu on a regular basis and caters for all residents nutritional needs. The Home provides Rest Home beds as well as Hospital beds for

residents who may need extra care and a Registered Nurse is on-hand 24 hours a day. The home caters for day care and respite care options for people who may need to go away for a week and want to rest easy knowing their loved ones will be well cared for. Brenda encouraged people who are looking for a nice home for their family members to come to Johnsonvale and have a personal tour.

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