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Little ones learn free By Sharnahea Wilson

Little ones were given the chance to learn to swim for free thanks to generous donations from local New World supermarkets to Easyswim Swim School. A free nine-week course was offered to parents who wanted to try out Easyswim lessons with their babies and toddlers. Local youngsters were treated to nearly $70,000 worth of free lessons over the last term. Continued on page 2 Two-year-old Elizabeth Coombes learning to swim with her mum Kathleen Kerr thanks to EasySwim’s free lessons. PHOTO: SHARNAHEA WILSON

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Two groups from Social English classes in the area each got together to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival last week. Newlands Community Centre coordinator Fei Gao organised two celebrations – one for the Newlands and one for the Churton Park Community Centre. Social English class attendees were invited to have a shared lunch to celebrate the festival which coincided with New Zealand Chinese Language Week. Fei said there was a great turn out to the Newlands celebration last Wednesday. “A huge group came to celebrate – there were about 40 people.” The Churton Park lunch was held last Friday where attendees enjoyed an abundance of food. Churton Park resident Paul Low has been attending the Social English classes for nearly two years and said they were hugely beneficial. “I moved from Singapore to New Zea-

Local residents of Churton Park got together to celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival last Friday with a shared lunch. PHOTO: SHARNAHEA WILSON

land nearly 26 years ago,” he explained. Paul said he studied English at home as well as during the weekly classes. “It is very important for me to learn, I have chosen to live

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tions Fei read out traditional poems and stories about the Moon Festival celebrations. The groups also enjoyed delicious homemade Moon Cakes – a treat they only indulge in once a year.

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here forever.” He said it was great to be able to celebrate the Moon festival with both class attendees as well as people from other cultures. At each of the celebra-

Babies and their caregivers enjoyed free lessons at the Khandallah School Pool thanks to Easyswim. PHOTO: SHARNAHEA WILSON

Continued from page 1 Easyswim manager Todd Morton said the free lessons were sponsored by the New Worlds in Churton Park, Newlands and Porirua. “We put the ad for the term of free lessons on Facebook and we had about 150 parents book in the first two days,” Todd said. Easyswim ended up with nearly 470 toddlers enrolled for the classes which were held at the Khandallah and Tawa School pools. “This had been a good way for people to try out lessons, especially people who might not have been able to afford it,” Todd said. Early Childhood Programme Leader Rachel Spencer said the classes for three-year-olds and under focused on “training the trainer”. “It’s about empowering the caregiver because that helps to enable

the little one,” she said. Rachel said the classes revolved around breath control, stimulating the senses and discussing water safety. “Parents are given the tools to take their little ones into a pool anywhere.” She said being able to offer free lessons was “absolutely fantastic”. “This gives people the opportunity to give it a go. These lessons will hopefully help to reduce New Zealand’s awful drowning statistics,” she said. Todd said Easyswim would aim to hold a term of free lessons each year in winter to prepare parents and their young ones for the water in the summer months.  For more information on Easyswim’s lessons head to www.easyswim.co.nz

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Construction for a brand new bike track at Amesbury School is underway and students and teachers are excited to see the finished product. Thanks to Wellington City Council’s Bikes in Schools initiative, Amesbury School is the third education facility in the northern suburbs to receive a grant for a bike track. The school’s track will have two parts – a pump track and a skills track. “When the track is done we can go down there every day on a BMX bike,” Year 5 student Georgia Mercer said. Willam van Rig, Year 5, Echelon Topp, Year 4 and George RobionyRogers, Year 2, each said they were particularly looking forward to using the skills track because it would be a bit more of a challenge. Year 5 Zoe Lockery is also excited to be able to ride her bike during the day at school. “I live on a steep hill so I can’t bike to or from school,” she explained. Amesbury principal Lesley Murrihy said the school had a big push over the last couple of years to encourage children to walk or bike to school. “One student even marked out a bike track on the field for other kids to use,” she said. “Now we’re honouring that by

putting a proper track in.” The council has a budget of $200,000 per year for their Bikes in Schools initiative. Other tracks have recently been established in Tawa School and Johnsonville’s West Park School. Chair of the School’s Board

of Trustees David Waters said the school had submitted an application which involved a video from the students saying why they wanted a bike track in their school. “We found out we had been selected a couple of months

ago but we wanted to make sure everything was well planned before construction began. “We’re all looking forward to it being open,” David said. Amesbury School hoped to have the track finished by the end of November.

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Kelburn Park’s future less sodden By Sylvie Dickson MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Winter sports players may have noticed Kelburn Park has been plagued with surface water but that will hopefully be dealt with by next season with the park in line for a new drainage system. The $300,000 system is well needed for one of Wellington’s most popular sports venues for club cricket, rugby, rugby

league and football. Peter Hemsley, a Wellington City Council parks, sport and recreation project manager, said the drainage upgrade has been a long time coming. “The existing drainage is 25 years old, completely silted up and not working, so it’s due for renewal.” The new system would mean the turf could with stand the rigours of winter rugby and re-

cover before the cricket season. Peter said the lack of working drainage had been affecting play over winter because it was “very muddy and just time to do it”. Work will start next week and, weather permitting, will be completed over five weeks with the park due to reopen on November 3. The new drainage is expected to take two weeks out of the

start of the cricket season with further work focusing on surface drainage and sand applications scheduled at the end of the summer season. There will be minor disruption to pedestrians and those who use the adjoining carpark as temporary fencing will be installed around the sports field. The car park will be closed for safety reasons while the work is completed.

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inbrief news Clocks to go forward Daylight Saving commences this this Sunday, September 25 when 2am becomes 3am. Remember to put clocks forward an hour before going to bed. The New Zealand Fire Service also recommends residents check they have working smoke alarms at the same time they put their clocks forward. For more information on Daylight Saving head to www.dia.govt. nz/Daylight-Saving.

GIVEAWAY Get ready to laugh out loud with next week’s Live Laughs show at the Johnsonville Club. The Independent Herald has two double passes to give away to the show on Friday, September 30 at 8pm. The headline act Cohen Holloway (from Boy and What We Do in the Shadows) will be supported by New Zealand comedy icon Raybon Kan. Email herald@wsn.co.nz by September 26 to be in to win.

KARORI ASSOCIATION Will hold its AGM on Monday 26 September, 2016 at 7pm Room 3, Karori Community Centre. Parking behind the Recreation Centre, on/off Beauchamp St. 7.45pm (approx) Paul Swain, chair, Regional Transport Committee, GWRC will give a presentation on the plan for Wellington’s new transport system to be implemented 2018. New members welcome Lesleigh Salinger, Chair, Karori Association Email: info@karoriassociation.nz

College students launch their business ‘Local Mates Rates’ By Sharnahea Wilson

Seven dedicated students have spent the past four months creating a business from scratch as part of a nationwide Young Enterprise Scheme competition. The group of girls from St Mary’s College, Thorndon, officially launched the website for their company Local Mates Rates on Monday. Year 12 students Rosie King, Eilish Brennan, Lucy Witkowski, Bianca Ricardos, Glessel Galacia, Elise Natoli and Lucy Golding created Local Mates Rates to “endorse sustainability and promote engagement”. The idea of the website is for people in communities to hire equipment such as lawnmowers, chainsaws and weed-eaters from their neighbours rather than buying them new. “Our goal is to provide a

successful platform to build relationships that bring our local areas one step closer to becoming sustainable communities,” CEO of Local Mates Rates Elise Natoli said. In May the girls had to come up with an idea for a business then pitch their business plans to a ‘Dragons Den’ of judges and sponsors. Lucy Witkowski who was in charge of communications said the Dragons Den was hugely nerve racking but the group got through on their first try. “We only had five minutes to do a pitch with seven people in the group which was pretty scary,” she said. After flying through the Dragons Den the girls had to come up with a platform for their business. With the help of their mentor from Xero Brooke

Local Mates Rates team (Back, from left) Rosie King, Eilish Brennan, Lucy Witkowski, Bianca Ricardos, (front, from left) Glessel Galacia, Elise Natoli and Lucy Golding. PHOTO: SHARNAHEA WILSON

Anderson they decided to use Square Space to create their website. The group of innovative teens said they had already learned a huge amount about business and finance throughout the process. “The whole process also gives young women the chance to stand up and be leaders which is very

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Year 1 to 6 Students from Marsden School wow the crowd in their Pied Piper production. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Year 1 to 6 students of Karori’s Marsden School entertained locals with their incredible performance of the classic fairytale the Pied Piper last Tuesday and Wednesday. The production was held in the Marsden School Auditorium and both nights had about 300 audience members. Director of Marsden Primary Celia McCarthy said the production was a huge hit with the audiences on both nights. “[A] huge congratulations to all the Marsden students, staff and everyone involved in putting together such a wonderful, wonderful show,” she said. The students started practicing on August 1 for the bright, colourful show in their music classes. They then had the chance to hone in their skills on stage in the final week before the annual production.

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MECHANICAL Understated scientists of tomorrow REPAIRS Catherine Pot, 17, is one impressive young woman. The Year 13 Onslow College student contributed to the hoard of awards Onslow College took away at the NIWA Wellington Science and Technology Fair earlier this month. Catherine also took out the coveted Victoria University Innovation Prize with its $4000 towards fees in the first year of a Victoria University undergraduate degree and the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch prize for the best overall exhibit. With their exhibits created out of school time Catherine, Isobel Bremner, 15, and Carlos Mendonca, 14, won 11 awards, which Onslow College has not achieved ever. Catherine’s exhibit ‘a simulation

correction technique for the Van der Pauw method’ reflected her deep passion for physics. She enjoys “finding out what stuff is made out of so you can find new uses for it” and has been interested in electricity and magnetism since she was 12 years old. “Fundamentally I like making stuff and breaking it because it is fun,” Catherine said. She was part of the New Zealand team at the International Young Physicists’ Tournament in Russia this year that got 7th out of 29 competing countries. Carlos’ five awards at the science fair meant “recognition for lots of hard work” and they gave him “more motivation to go into science”. He has been involved in the fair since being at Raroa Intermediate School.

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A local group will be hosting a colourful event to celebrate senior citizens in the community next weekend. The Wellington area Pan-Pacific and Southeast Asia Women’s Association will be hosting a “Kaleidoscope of Kultures” in Johnsonville next Saturday to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons. The event will have children from various community groups

perform for the seniors in their community. Vice president of the association in the Wellington area, Marianne Bishop, said the event was held to celebrate the older people in the local community. “The elderly have contributed a lot to their community we want to acknowledge that and say thank you to them. We as a community benefit and learn from what our elders have done before us,” she

said. Performers on the day will include the Virtuoso community strings orchestra, Ikram and Sachram Singh, Nataraj School of Dance and Karen dancers.  Kaleidoscope of Kultures will take place on Saturday, October, 1 from 1pm to 3pm at the Johnsonville Community Centre hall. Concert will be followed by afternoon tea. Gold coin entry.

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ages close and continuing contact with animals for many reasons. “Animals offer unconditional love, companionship and give elders the chance to care for others. They can have a therapeutic effect as well. Often if a resident isn’t feeling well Twix will pick up on that and snuggle up to them – he always manages to put a smile on their face.” Cashmere Home resident Pat Heather says she loves having Twix around. “He’s a lovely dog. I feed him a treat each day.” Another resident of Cashmere Home, Barbara Sworder, says having pets around is part of what makes her home so unique. “We love having pets here. It’s part of what makes this place so special. There are cats, dogs and fish, so there’s something for everyone,” says Barbara. “A resident feeds the chooks at Cashmere Heights Home which is just fantastic. The animals are part of the family here.” Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, provides rest home and

Cashmere Home resident Pat Heather, recreation officer Liz Rivadelo and Twix the dog.

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Lucky winner drives away in style By Sharnahea Wilson

New World Churton Park owners Butch and Jan Phelan hand the keys of a brand new car over to lucky winner Cristina Cruz-Clemente and her family. PHOTO: SHARNAHEA WILSON

Party at Ngaio Playcentre By Eleanor Wenman MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Rain could not deter several dozen people from turning out to celebrate Ngaio Playcentre’s 50th Jubilee last Sunday. For the occasion the Playcentre held an afternoon tea and officially opened a new playscape the members had spent the last six months building. The guest of honour was

one of the mothers involved in establishing the original Playcentre in the 1960s, Eedi Mathers. Eedi, now in her nineties, helped cut the Playcentre’s 50th birthday cake at the afternoon tea. She said fifty years ago she had a lot of help when setting up and all three of her sons went on to attend it. She said she was enjoying seeing everyone celebrating the

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One lucky local family drove away from Churton Park New World with more than just their groceries last Wednesday. New World supermarkets across the country had run a promotion where every time a customer spent over $20 and swiped their FlyBuys card, they were put in the draw to win one of 138 brand new cars. Loyal Churton Park New World customer Cristina Cruz-Clemente was surprised when she got the call saying she was the lucky winner. “I was shocked, I couldn’t believe it,” she said. Christina’s family was equally surprised they would be driving around in a new, nearly $18,000 Holden Spark. “I didn’t even know the promotion was on,” Christina’s husband Nelson Clemente said. “We have had our current car for about 12 years so it was about time for a new one,” he said.

Eedi Mathers (right) along with Bruce Popplewell turned up to celebrate Ngaio Playcentre’s 50th Anniversary.

anniversary. “I love the noise,” she said. Acknowledging past members who had contributed to Ngaio Playcentre and its outdoor area was the main theme of the day. Organiser and parent Amy Crookston gave a speech acknowledging the changes past generations had made to the area. Many of the ex-members who had worked on past additions to the play area were present for the event.

Churton Park New World owners Butch and Jan Phelan were excited to give the car away to such a loyal customer. “Cristina didn’t believe she had won when I first called her,” Butch said. “I told her to come down to the shop and we had a cup of tea and a talk.” Jan said being able to give a brand new car away to a customer was fantastic. “I was so excited especially when I found out who it was. I’m absolutely delighted,” she said. Cristina said every time she needed groceries she would shop at her local New World. “I always shop here because when it comes to food quality and healthy choices New World Churton Park is the only supermarket I trust,” she said. Tony Symons from Johnston Ebbett Holden was there on the day to skillfully maneuver the car out of the shop and hand over the papers. The family was given a gift basket and a bouquet of flowers before they drove away in their brand new Holden.

Surya Sajja, 1, enjoys some sweet treats from Ngaio Playcentre’s 50th Anniversary celebrations PHOTOS: ELEANOR WENMAN

The afternoon also included a waiata before the birthday cake was brought out and children also got the chance to try out the new playscape, despite the rainy weather. Amy said one of the most important aspects of the anniversary afternoon tea was talking to past members of the Playcentre. “Meeting everybody and finding out what their experience was and what they remember, it

shows the story of what we are.” The afternoon tea was part of a weekend of celebrations for the Playcentre – a sit-down dinner was held on Saturday evening with current and exmembers giving speeches. Ngaio Playcentre’s 50th jubilee coincided with other Playcentre’s anniversaries this year, including both the Karori Playcentre’s and the Wellington Playcentre Association’s 75th Anniversaries.

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“I’m looking forward to taking my kids to the beach.”

“Longer days with more opportunities to spend time in the garden.”

“Being warm and going to the beach.”

“Longer daylight hours – I like doing outdoor things like gardening or going out on the boat.”

“The lighter nights when it doesn’t get dark until 9 o’clock – you can get lots of stuff done.”

Windows on Wellington Karori artist, Lyn Crutchley, will be running an exhibition at Millwood Gallery this month. The exhibition, titled ‘Windows on Wellington’ is inspired by Wellington as a vibrant and beautiful city. Lyn has been creating for several years and her works consist of fabric,

LETTERS to the editor paper and hand-embroidered pieces. Her design focus, to date, has been Wellington Houses, cityscapes and iconic landmarks of the capital. The exhibition runs from Thursday, September 22 to Saturday, October 1 at Millwood Gallery 291b Tinakori Road, Thorndon.

Classes to keep children happy The Churton Park Community Centre will be hosting lots of different classes over the upcoming school holidays to keep local children entertained. Classes include photography, acoustic guitar and

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One fit Wellington couple will be making their way to Las Vegas for the Natural Olympia Bodybuilding Competition after dominating a recent competition in Taupo. Janelle Cheesman and Ricky Kee-Sue recently took out the top spots in their categories at the INBA South Pacific Natural Physique Championships. Ricky is a panel beater at Johnsonville Panel and Paint by day, and a physique bodybuilder at CityFitness by night. He took out the top spot in the INBA Physique Tall Open, second place in Physique Novice and second place in Fitness Model

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qualifying to compete amongst the best at the Natural Olympia. “It’s good being a couple going through it together,” Ricky said. “Especially when it comes to dieting - we’re constantly keeping each other motivated.” Janelle surprised everyone – especially herself – in her very first competition by dominating all four sections of the INBA she competed in and taking out the overall cup for INBA South Pacific Bikini Diva. “For me it was a weight loss goal – it was just a way of having an end goal,” Janelle, who recently lost a whopping 16kgs, said. “I never expected to win.” The pair is now frantically fundraising for flights and accommoda-

tion. They recently had the generous help of residents from Cashmere Home who made two large fruit cakes for a bake sale. The Natural Olympia is the Largest Natural Bodybuilding and Fitness Competition in the world, with nearly 1,000 of the best amateur and pro natural athletes coming together for a weekend-long competition. Janelle and Ricky have a givealittle page where they are raising funds in the hopes they can represent New Zealand and bring some medals back with them.  Visit www.givealittle.co.nz/ and search for ‘Ricky and Janelle’ to help get the pair over to Las Vegas.

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Makara gears up to celebrate 150 years of learning By Sharnahea Wilson

Families from the Makara community are gearing up to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Makara Model School next month. Makara resident Christine Grace is in the process of organising the momentous event which is set to take place on Saturday, October 22. “We are asking people to RSVP as soon as possible,” Christine said. The long-time resident said many of the families who lived in Makara had been there for generations. “We have four or five families whose great grandparents went to Makara School,” she said.

The historic school officially opened in 1866 on a triangle piece of land and moved to a new building in 1875. The new school which stands today was then built in 1967. Christine said the school used to hold big functions including a pet day where students would bring their lambs and calves. The town will join together once again to have a catered lunch in the Town Hall on the day of the anniversary. Christine said there would also be a tour of the school for past students to enjoy, and attendees would be treated to a performance by the current students.

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Though Makara has always been a small school it is grown in student numbers over the last few years. “There are now 51 students – a few years ago it was down to 14,” Christine said. Christine said everyone in the community was welcome to join in the celebrations and some people were even flying over from Australia to mark the occasion. “It will be a very special day for everyone,” she said.  To RSVP to the event head to https://mms.school.nz/ and let Christine know you will be attending.

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Newlands Intermediate School is humming with change this Bee Aware Month. The school’s apiscope is currently going through change because its beehive’s queen bee is no longer around. With no queen there are no replacement bees in the hive after the resident bees live out their six-week life span. “While it is quite upsetting for all of us, it is a good thing to recognize nature is taking its course… and it is good for the kids to know there are cycles in life,” principal Angela Lowe said. The French designed apiscope is an inside hive with an outside exit tunnel which allows close observation of honeybees by students in the classroom. The intermediate became the first school in New Zealand to get an apiscope after it was chosen to have one by visiting French professor Jean Pierre Martin in conjunction with Massey University. In the spring months of October and November the school hopes to acquire a new queen. When asked what it meant for students to have an apiscope, 11-year-old Jesica Clark said “lots of people get to look at the bees and see they are not harmful”.

Harrison Saunders, 11, Jesica Clark, 11 and Katelynn Turnbull, 12, with Angela Lowe, Principal of Newlands Intermediate next to the school’s Apiscope. PHOTO: Bella Photography

The school takes its bee responsibilities seriously. Since 2014 the school has enjoyed having the apiscope and has two outdoor hives supported by student herb, vegetable and flower gardens. It has an active organic plan in place to control the varroa mite, which has caused a widespread decline of honeybees throughout New Zealand.

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Voting papers posted Local government election voting papers have been sent out this week to all enrolled voters across the city. Some 141,904 voting papers were sent to all enrolled voters in Wellington between Friday, September 16 and Wednesday, September 21. Wellington City Council is one of eight local authorities that use the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system for electing their mayor and councillors. Under STV, voters rank their preferred candidates by placing a one (1) in the box next to the candidate they most prefer, a two (2) beside the candidate they next prefer, and so on. Residents can rank as many or as few candidates as they wish and do not have to rank all candidates. Wellingtonians will also be asked to vote for candidates for the Capital Coast District Health Board and the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Wellington Ward. Voters in the city’s rural west will also be asked to vote for members of the Makara-Ohariu Community Board. Wellington City electoral officer Warwick Lampp said he urged Wellingtonians to vote early. “This is your chance to influence the direction of the city over the next three years. Local elections are extremely important because councils have a huge role to play in our lives.” Voters have until noon on Saturday, October 8 to return their papers and need to return the completed voting papers in the Freepost return envelope provided by post, or to a ballot box. “Ballot boxes will be in city libraries and at the Council offices from tomorrow. Just make sure they reach my office in plenty of time before voting closes on 8 October,” Warwick said. The last day for posting papers is Wednesday, October 5.  For more information about the elections, visit www.wellington.govt.nz/elections. A detailed explanation of how STV works can be found on at www.stv.govt.nz.

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Huge turnout for Newlands Kapa Haka Festival By Sharnahea Wilson

Mums, dads, grandparents and cousins from the Newlands community turned out to show their support for young ones during a local Kapa Haka Festival last week. The annual Newlands Kapa Haka Festival for local primary and intermediate schools was held in the Newlands College Hall last Thursday. Newlands College deputy principal Deb King said the college was delighted to host the festival after it became too big to be held at Newlands School. “The whole of Newlands is here,” she said. “There is now a huge interest in Kapa Haka – more and more people are joining in each year.” Principal of Newlands School Robyn Arthur said when the festival started about 16 years ago, each school had a small Kapa Haka group which would take part. “Now it has become a huge event

on our calendar, the kids really look forward to it.” The day started off with a powhiri in the hall before the children made their way outside to have a shared morning tea with the local community. Performers and spectators then went back inside for an afternoon of stunning performances from the enthusiastic Kapa Haka groups. Deb said the number of children and teenagers who were interested in being part of Kapa Haka was growing in both numbers and diversity. “This year there are more Europeans in the Newlands College Kapa Haka group than we’ve ever had,” she said. Robyn was delighted with the turnout on the day. “Every school participates so strongly, everyone holds the event in high esteem and brings their A-game – the standard has really lifted and it’s great to be able to share this day with the community.”

(From left) Anahera Fransen, 10, Peez Daniels, 10, Miriama Kirby, 11, of Newlands School’s Kapa Haka group ‘Ka Awatea’ – meaning new dawn. PHOTO: SHARNAHEA WILSON

Commemorative sculpture Victory Medal arrives A touring commemorative sculpture by artist Helen Pollock has made its way to Wellington. The sculpture titled ‘Victory Medal’ had been touring New Zealand for two years and is

now located at Remembrance Ridge in the Wellington Botanic Garden until Sunday, November 13 to mark the centenary of New Zealanders’ involvement in the Battle of the Somme.

Artist Helen Pollock by her sculpture Victory Medal in the Wellington Botanic Garden.

Helen said she created Victory Medal as an acknowledgement of all of our heroes. The sculpture is made of thirty-six pairs of feet , the number of soldiers in a small platoon, on a rusted steel medal laid out in four sections, creating a cross formation. “The sculpture demonstrates that suffering and death are indiscriminate of recognition. There are no hierarchies in suffering and death,” Helen said. “Victory Medal is about putting this matter on the table and provoking discussion and thought.” The Wellington Botanic Garden is ‘Victory Medal’s’ final destination in New Zealand. It was opened to the public on the centenary of the day the New Zealand infantry went over the top into no-man’sland on September 15, 1916. Once its exhibition has finished in Wellington, Victory Medal will mimic the journey young New Zealand soldiers made a century ago on the troopship Tahiti, and travel from Wellington to Europe by sea. It is set to cross the countryside of Northern France and Belgium, to the three battlefield towns of Arras, Messines and Le Quesnoy. Once in Le Quesnoy, it will be installed there permanently to commemorate New Zealand’s liberation of the town.

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Owner operator of Karori New World Andrew Summerville with Jorja and Darryn Cooper.

A local couple had the surprise of their life last week when they found out they had won a car. Angela Joseph, a regular shopper at Karori New World, won the supermarket’s car giveaway competition last Tuesday. New World’s biggest car giveaway ever ran from Monday, August 1 until Sunday, August 21. As part of the competition 138 New World stores across New Zealand had a Holden LS Spark 1.4L AUTO car to give away worth $17,990 RRP each. Over 2.1 million people entered the competitions nationwide with customers receiving one entry into the draw with every $50 they spent in store and swiped their Fly Buys or Airpoints card. Angela’s partner Darryn Coop-

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Greater Wellington Regional Council Candidates We asked candidates standing for the Greater Wellington Regional Council in the Wellington Constituency to send through some information about themselves, and explain why they are running in this year’s local government elections. Roger Blakeley

Paul Bruce

Keith Flinders

Norbert Hausberg

I am a born Wellingtonian. I will work for you to make Greater Wellington Better and Bolder. It will be better through reliable, affordable, accessible and safer public transport; improved environmental quality through less pollution, cleaner water and restored biodiversity; strong economic development as the technology capital, growing innovation, investment and export to global markets. It will be bolder through new solutions for regional transport; active leadership on climate change and resilience to sea level rise and flooding; and a rejuvenated economic development agency. I have a PhD in earthquake engineering. I have worked in central and local government as chief executive, Ministry for the Environment; chief executive, Department of Internal Affairs; chief executive, Porirua City Council; and chief planning officer, Auckland Council. I have worked extensively with mayors and councils. Contacts: roger. blakeley@outlook.com, 021 229 6928. Vote Blakeley - first choice for a Better and Bolder Greater Wellington.

Wellington is facing huge challenges. As a current Regional Councillor, Meteorologist, windsurfer, cyclist, and enthusiastic community worker, I have combined my experience and knowledge with experts from across the world to work towards development of a sustainable Wellington region. I successfully helped advance the Ngauranga Petone cycleway to design phase, worked for a stronger climate change strategy and household rainwater collection tanks. I work everyday for a better future for Wellington. I continue to be a voice for clean rivers, a ban on deep sea drilling, for rapid 100 per cent renewable transport network with light rail through the CBD to Kilbirnie, and for fairer public transport fares. For the Wellington region, we can have smart solar energy, locally owned energy generation, warm homes, and job growth through responsible sustainable business. I pledge to continue to work with communities to ensure Wellington becomes a better place to live. Visit www.paulbruce.co.nz

I have been an engineering business owner and employer in Wellington for 40 years. I am involved with project design, construction planning, risk management, and administration. Priority: Ensure that the Regional Council to learns to live within its income. Rates rises of 9 per cent plus, with average wage rises 2.8 per cent (less after tax), are unacceptable. Greater prudent governance required. Transport: The region has seen the long neglected suburban rail network upgraded to a very high standard, but the bus services are not receiving the investment needed to cope with increased patronage. Proposed multiple bus operators in the Capital will be to the detriment of the off peak services. Environment: Trolley bus replacement with polluting hybrid buses is an indictment on the current Greater Wellington Regional Council. Worldwide trolley bus services are being expanded, or introduced. Resilience: Considering the trolley bus infrastructure was deliberately allowed to run down I intend to ensure no other essential GWRC services are. www.tinyurl. com/Flinders2016

Wellington has been my home for the past 25 years and I brought up my two children here. I worked in schools throughout the region as a performer and later as a New Zealand trained teacher. Last year I hand-built my own house. This is the first time I am standing for local body election. Raising my children and working in education made me aware of the importance of public engagement. Being part of a decision making process gives you the possibility of discussion, arguing and relating your ideas in the best way. I want a regional council that listens, analyses possibilities and works cooperatively to implement the best possible results. I would bring an independent perspective without political alignment to the council.

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John Klaphake

Chris Laidlaw

Wellington is a compact, exciting and beautiful city. To make it even better we need more affordable, reliable public transport; more innovative, creative businesses and jobs; a healthier environment and more resilient communities. I’m an experienced councillor and a strong advocate for Wellington. I enjoy helping constituents, engaging with the community and solving local problems. I’ve led the council’s climate change strategy; successfully advocated for freezing bus fares; phasing out polluting diesel buses; free Wifi in bus-stops; installing charging stations for electric cars around the region. I’m a former Green MP and Wellington City Councillor, broadcaster and writer. My priorities are: affordable bus fares; student discounts; electric buses; modern trams; more pedestrian areas; safe cycleways; better regional cooperation; ensuring Wellington is family, business and student-friendly; championing the Living Wage; making Wellington a more resilient, low carbon city that is better able to cope with climate change and other threats.

As a region I believe we can do better to ensure we use our finite resources well, for the benefit of all. We have to make some tough calls, especially over public transport. On this issue the public have now spoken. I want to ensure our voice is heard and taken account in all the decisions the Council makes. Now, we have to do the right thing. I will bring fresh, honest thinking to the mix. We’re living in a new world that has new challenges. This requires new and critical thinking. I believe I’m the right person to be your representative to champion the issues that matter to us all. I’m not one to sit on the fence, and I don’t want to sit idly by while our region struggles to get to grips with the demands that beset it. More at www.johnklaphake.nz

Being on the regional council has been one of the most stimulating and satisfying experiences of my life. It is relatively free of party politics and we concentrate on getting things done. I have three key objectives for the next term. First, I want to continue leading the process of rebuilding relationships between councils in the region which were sorely damaged by the super city fiasco. We are making good progress toward agreement on what can be better done regionally and what needs to be done by local councils but we need to guide that through to a genuine consensus. Secondly I want to complete the transformation of the public transport system from the secondrate, tired service it was a few years ago to a genuinely 21st century system; and third I want to steer through the region’s blueprint for sustainability, the natural resources plan, to future-proof our environment.

Ian McKinnon

Daran Ponter

Ian McKinnon served on Wellington City Council from 2004 to 2013, with six years as Deputy Mayor and nine years as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee; he has also held various senior executive and governance appointments. “The city might be the hub but the region is a major supplier of its goods and services. Overview and coordination within the region is important: transport and water don’t stop because of political boundaries! The Regional Council must ensure public transport is operating effectively – ease of movement underpins productivity. While train services have improved, there must now be equal focus on the bus system. Further, the Hawkes Bay water problem is a cautionary tale – ‘Wellington Water’ supplies governance but councillors must be aware of risks. A key issue, of course, is rates – regional rates have recently risen markedly and while a smaller portion of ones rates bill, it is still a further charge to be met by residents and businesses – Councillors must recognise this and all council financial decisions must be soundly and transparently based. These are responsibilities which I accept.”

Wellington! Compact, vibrant and accessible. Most of us use public transport, walk and drive. Some of us cycle too. That’s why I stand for a balanced approach to transport. Let’s build a better public transport system and support more of us in getting from A to B by foot and pedal power. Let’s also complete the second Mt Victoria Tunnel. Wellingtonians deserve cheaper, safe and efficient public transport. I stand for cheaper bus and train fares, off-peak and student fares. I will make integrated ticketing a priority – imagine one transport card across the bus and train network. I will strengthen rules to protect our streams and rivers and ensure we have clean places to swim. I will work with community, arts, business and sports sectors to deliver stronger and sustainable economic development. I am a project manager with a focus on getting things done. I am committed to community engagement and acting through listening.

Sam Somers I am Sam Somers, I am 25-years-old, probably one of the youngest candidates standing for council, at this election. I grew up on the Kapiti Coast finishing at Paraparaumu College in 2008. Why I am standing, is that I believe I can make the difference for the residents in Wellington along with representing Issues that focus on younger people, which is currently lacking in Wellington. I want to keep the Trolley Buses, bring light rail to Wellington, Introduce Student Fares and Semester passes for Tertiary Students. I also want to bring in a Renewable Energy Scheme where residents can have Solar Panels or Wind Turbines put in their house to help reduce the overall power, through a targeted rates system. This incentive will also make it Viable for Rental Property Owners, to introduce, for their tenants, without the immediate need of capital. I am also for a three Lanes southbound Terrace Tunnel and second Mt Vic Tunnel, in order to reduce traffic congestion, which in turn reduces congestion pollution. Policies available at www.samsomers4gwrc.co.nz

Russell Tregonning Wellington region is on a roll. More and more people are choosing to live in this special place. To keep moving ahead we need 20/20 vision, inspired policies and strong regional cooperation. This means electing people with a proven record of achievement. I have been a leading surgeon and medical school teacher for 40 years and bring pragmatism and experience – not just talk. I’ll fight for cheap, reliable transport, including light rail to hospital and airport, and safe, pleasant routes for pedestrians and cyclists. I am committed to a low-carbon future; clean swimmable waterways; green space and protection of our natural environment. I’ve been actively involved in Waterfront Watch, Great Harbour Way Trust, Fair Intelligent Transport Wellington, Ciclovia cycle days, New Zealand Climate and Health Council, Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War, and Wellington Rugby Union’s medical team. I am a volunteer guide at Zealandia and an Orpheus Choir member.


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Fresh Ideas & New Innovations at Wellington Home & Garden Show Packed with the latest looks, new products and huge variety, Wellington’s largest and only spring home show will open its doors at the Westpac Stadium this Friday. For three action-filled days, over 220 exhibitors will gather under one roof to bring together everything essential in home improvement. Show director, Daniel Joll, said, “Spring is the season of the home makeover and the show will provide all the inspiration, products and expert guidance that homeowners need to crack into their improvement projects. Better still, many of the products and services will be at special show-only prices and they will all be under the one roof. “ “Visitors will be spoilt with the latest choices in landscaping, plants, garden art, sculptures, spa pools, barbeques and a host of other outdoor products. For those keen to transform their indoor spaces, there will also be kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, homeware, air conditioning, bedding, renovators and everything in between. Show-goers can bring along their plans to discuss with the experts onsite, browse for home makeover accessories, or simply gather ideas.” Mr Joll said. Springfree Trampolines will be displaying the world’s first smart trampoline, which features an outdoor interactive digital game

system that encourages children to go outside and be active. The ground-breaking ‘tgoma’ system was designed in New Zealand and uses technology to transform screen time from an isolating, sedentary activity, into a healthful, engaging experience for the entire family. The on-tramp system includes high-energy activity games, educational games for exercising both body and brain, and fitness training apps for all ages. The clever new concept is a finalist in the 2016 New Zealand Innovation Awards, which will be announced in October. One lucky visitor will walk away with The Hits Big Spender show prize, simply by entering the prize draw at the show entrance. The $20,000 home package comprises an outdoor barbeque table, garden benches and tool shed from Northpac Timber Newlands ; Resene paint/wallpaper and/or curtains; a crystal chandelier from LED R; plus retrofit double glazing from Insulmax. Designed with the urban property in mind, the experts at Dirty Work will create a courtyard display garden, featuring a contemporary pergola. Modern and easy-care, it will contain a selection of mostly native plants, many of which are hardy, making this outdoor area well-suited to Wellington conditions.

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Adults $8, seniors $5 (Friday), under 16 free www.homeandgardenshow.co.nz A selection of sculptors selling indoor and outdoor work will include Brett Keno from Keno Sculpture, who has crafted a unique piece of stone artwork for the show. Brett carves by commission only, for clients all over New Zealand. Located throughout the show, will also be over 40

metres of wall-hung art by professional artists. Always a crowd pleaser, The Newstalk ZB Interior Design Competition, in association with Resene, is set to deliver more strokes of creative genius. Three talented interior designers will create a ‘room’ each, squaring off in a con-

test themed ‘Bring Back the Colour’. The ‘Transform Your Space’ seminar series will also run each day. Presented by industry professionals, the free talks will provide hot tips and advice on gardening, kitchens, bathrooms and choosing colour.

The ‘Transform Your Space’ Seminar Series Free daily seminars - Fri, Sat & Sun (located at the show entry/exit) 10.30 am Paint Like a Professional | Resene Colour Expert 11.30 am Bathroom Renovations Made Easy | Jeff Barnes, Bathroom Direct 12.30 pm Kitchen Renovations - the Do’s and Don’ts | John Wilson, Kitchen Studio 1.30 pm Stylish Bathrooms to Meet All Needs | Margret Roil, Coriander Design 2.30 pm How to Achieve Gorgeous Spring Roses Anna Bradbury, South Pacific Roses The kitchen is the heart of the home so the latest trends & designs will be on display at the show.

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Will the signing of Foran help? 51. J.K. There has also been speculation Possibly but the signings of Isaac Rowling 7.00pm of a major signing in Kieran Luke, Roger Tuivasa- Sheck and chose the Monday 30th November Foran. Ryan Hoffman were meant to unusual At the Clubrooms Again typical Next Year Warhelp too. name riors. Foran may be able to offer sup‘Hermione’ The fans are loyal, blindingly port to Shaun Johnson, who, on Corner of Main Road so young loyal at times but yet again this his day is one of the best playmakand Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls club has let them down. ers in the competition. wouldn’t The issues have rarely been But he sums up the club as a Raroa Intermediate School’s girls’ football team won first place at a recent sporting competition be teased the coaches or the talent of the whole. Bringing local news in Tauranga. for being PHOTO: SUPPLIED players, the issue has been mental. On their day, the Warriors can Not just the mindset of the play- beat anyone but more often than nerdy! to the community By Sharnahea Wilson we thought they could be dents from the school have ers but also the management and not, that day never eventuates. competitive,” Matt said. taken out the Wellington ownership. Young athletes from Raroa Situation “Were hoping for even a top Cross-Country ChampionVacant Intermediate School in John- 10 finish, so to win gold was ships for the last nine years sonville recently dominated more of a dream-come-true in row. a week-long nationwide inter- rather than a goal for the Individual runner SarahA solid schools sporting competition. girls,” he said. Hay, Year 7, also took home A girls’ football team and a There were 32 girls teams bronze medal for her impresteam of young cross-country in the competition and the sive efforts. runners made their way to Raroa girls played seven pool “The girls are the kings in AIMS Games in Tauranga games, a quarter final, the our school,” Matt said of the The Community Noticeboard Kaleidoscope of which involved 9000 athletes semi-final and then final. is for non-profit organisations. spectacular results from the Kultures from across the country. For $15.00 you can publish up “They went through the Year 7 and 8 students. to 25 words. Raroa Intermediate School whole competition unbeaten.” The girls had said what a PPSEAWA is holding an event teacher Matt Tilly said the The athletics girls also did fantastic experience they “Kaleidoscope of Kultures” to No AGMS, sporting notices or Deliverers Required in had in their latest school competition is the biggest of incredibly well at the comcelebrate International Day of special meetings. Community its kind in New Zealand. petition with the Year 7s newsletter. Older Persons on 1st October, Notices must be pre-paid. Area Kawatiri This year 1: wasMomona, the first time Mohaka, landing gold and the Year 8s- Kaponga. “We all wish we could go 2016 at Johnsonville Community the local school decided to coming in second place in back and do it all again, and Centre Hall 1pm-3pm, followed by Call into our office, phone (04) send a team to the event rather their respective age groups. we hope this has formed life afternoon tea. Local older people 587 1660 or email classifi eds@ than just runners. “We were pretty confident long memories as well asApplications are available at our recruitment welcome. Gold Coin entry. News View the Wainuiomata wsn.co.nz “We decided to send the with the cross-country,” Matt strong friendships within and office or at the security gate based in the online www.wsn.co.nz girls’ football team because Ngauranga George in Wellington. accounts@wsn.co.nz said. He explained how stu- beyond Raroa.”

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