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Seatoun’s Spring Gala By Nikki Papatsoumas
Locals are due to descend on a good old fashioned country fair held right here in the capital this Saturday. The Peninsula Parish, made up of both St Aidan’s and St George’s churches, is holding its annual gala this Saturday, October 15. Convenor Beverley Alexander said there would be something for everyone at this week’s event, which will take place at St George’s Church in Seatoun. Continued on page 2 Beverly Alexander and Tim McKenzie are inviting the community along for some good old fashioned fun at a gala this Saturday.
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Good old fashioned gala Continued from page 1 Beverley said “all the usual lovely activities” would be on offer at this weekend’s fair. There would be face painting, cupcake decorating, hook a duck and a toy stall on offer for the children and rapid raffles, a plant stall and white elephant available for the adults. Once again this year there would also be Ethiopian food on offer along with a barbecue boasting the usual sausages and meat patties. This year, the Kilbirnie Fire Station would be on hand to give children the opportunity to take a close look at a fire engine. “The station officer from Kilbirnie is bringing his crew and the fire appliance. They will also carry out a fire safety presentation,” Beverley said. “The kids just love it.” Vicar Tim McKenzie said they tried to keep activities nice and affordable for the community.
“It’s not about money it’s about showing everyone a good time,” he said. “It is kind of like a little window into another way of being – it’s like Downton Abbey. We are not trying to make top dollar, we are trying to show the community a little fun.” He said with the annual Seatoun Arts and Crafts Exhibition also taking place over the weekend, it was a great opportunity to visit the seaside suburb. Beverley said the annual gala was used as a fundraiser for the parish. “The funds are for the parish and the community. We are always on the lookout for people who need a little bit of help with this, that or the next thing.” They will also use money raised to continue to support refugee families who move to the area. The Peninsula Parish’s spring gala celebration will take place this Saturday, October 15 at St George’s Church, Ferry St, Seatoun, from 11am to 2pm.
Parents concerned over treatment of misbehaving children By Joanne Holden MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
A group of parents have met to discuss concerns with representatives of a Wellington primary school after reports surfaced that students with behavioural issues had been locked in ‘timeout’ room. It has been revealed the Ministry of Education commissioned an independent investigation, after a parent complained their child had been locked in a ‘timeout room’ while at Miramar Central School. The school has since confirmed it was no longer using the room and was now collaborating with the ministry
to work with children with behavioural issues. A local parent, who did not want to be named, attended the meeting last Monday. She said pa rents of the school were notified of the room’s existence when an email was sent and later posted on the school’s website earlier this week. “I was angry to be really honest,” the parent said, “and disappointed and let down. It was a whole range of feelings that came to me.” The parent, who said the room was small with little light, said she was most upset at the lack of transparency around the use of the room and believed the situation had been handled “completely
wrong”. Miramar Central School principal John Taylor-Smith confi rmed the room, which was built in 2002 as a chillout room, was no longer being used. “The board of trustees have decided to stop its use in line with the new – yet to be finalised – guidelines on the restraint and seclusion of students and on advice from the Ministry of Education,” he said. He said in the past students had been sent to the room if they exhibited behaviour which was considered to be a danger to themselves, other students, or staff. John said the school was now working with parents
and the ministry to better manage behavioural matters whilst keeping students and staff safe. In a statement, head of special education for the Ministry of Education, David Wales, said the ministry first became aware of the situation on July 25 after a parent made contact, and the principal was immediately contacted. He said while there were still a number of schools around the country that did use these rooms, the ministry strongly recommended schools discontinued use of such rooms, in line with the soon to be released guidelines for New Zealand schools on the minimisation of physical restraint.
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Wellington has a new mayor By Sharnahea Wilson and Nikki Papatsoumas
Justin Lester has been named Mayor of Wellington following a hotly contested mayoral race. Mr Lester, who has spent six years on council, most recently as deputy mayor, was named the capital’s new mayor last Saturday, replacing outgoing mayor Celia Wade-Brown. Mr Lester took out the mayoralty by a clear 6000-vote margin over former Porirua Mayor Nick Leggett, with former Wellington City Councillor Jo Coughlan coming in third place. He also beat fellow candidates Nicola Young, Andy Foster, Helene Ritchie, Keith Johnson and Johnny Overton. Mr Lester, who was sitting in the barber’s chair when he got the news, said he now intended to hit the ground running. He said he had already met with newly elected councillors over the last few days and would now work on creating strong ties with central government. Unsuccessful mayoral candidates Ms Coughlan and longstanding northern ward councillor Ms Ritchie would leave gaps on the council after deciding to go all-in on the mayoralty.
“The spaces will provide big opportunities for new councillors to fill those gaps,” Mr Lester said. “My first priority will be to divvy up portfolios – councillors have already started talking about what their priorities are and it’s great to see them working away already.” Another priority was to build a strong council that worked well together, Mr Lester said. Mr Lester, who announced he would make a bid at the top spot last December, said he was “over the moon” to be elected mayor. While he said he was “cautiously confident” after running a seamless campaign, he knew every vote in this year’s elections – right up until midday on Saturday – counted. Mr Lester was thankful for the support of his family, friends, volunteers and voters. “I want to thank Wellingtonians for their support. I’m truly honoured and I feel really privileged,” he said. “I’m looking forward to doing a good job.” Meanwhile, it will come as little surprise that Mr Lester has named southern ward councillor Paul Eagle as his deputy mayor, after the pair spent the last 10 months campaigning together.
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Mr Eagle said he was humbled and honoured to be named as Mr Lester’s deputy. “We came in together in 2010, who would have thought six years later we would be holding the two top positions for the capital city. Mr Eagle said his main focus would be supporting Justin and he would help to unify councillors to “build a strong team to get things done in Wellington,”.
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Welcoming a new face to the council table By Nikki Papatsoumas
A Hataitai resident is one of the new faces to be elected to the council table following this year’s local body elections. Chris Calvi-Freeman will join returning councillors Sarah Free and Simon Marsh in the eastern ward, taking a seat made available after previous eastern ward councillor Ray Ahipene-Mercer announced he would be stepping down. Chris said he was pulling down a frame that supported one of his campaign hoardings when he got the call notifying him he had been elected. “It felt good, I had felt quietly confident that I would secure that third seat from asking around, but it was a huge relief.” Chris, who has worked as a transport planner both in New Zealand and overseas, was raised in Wellington and previously chaired the Hataitai Residents’ Association. He said his plan was to hit the ground running, and the last few days had been spent meeting with the mayor and other councillors.
“I feel very positive about it there are some fantastic people [on council]. But we have lost a total of 83 years of council service from previous councillors… so that is a huge gap to fill in terms of knowledge of what has gone on before.” Chris said he had an excellent relationship with both Sarah and Simon and looked forward to working with them to best serve the needs of the capital’s residents for the next three years. Chris stood on the platform of better roads, better transport and better local government. He said his focus was now to deliver on what he promised during his campaign. This included unblocking the Basin Reserve’s transport issues and a second tunnel through Mt Victoria with good walking and cycleways. He also said he would work closely with other councillors, the New Zealand Transport Agency and Greater Wellington Regional Council as part of the ‘Get Welly Moving’ initiative. “I am very excited this is a fantastic job to have, being a councillor is a fantastic
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Giving students the ability and tools to be prepared for exams By Nikki Papatsoumas
With exam time looming for thousands of students across the country, a group of young gogetters have devised an inspiring way to encourage young people to study. Big Think is an initiative started by Max Gunn, Jonathan Heslop, George Lill and Jeremy O’Connor, four university graduates with a belief in the importance of education in New Zealand’s youth. Jonathan said after completing their studies, he and his friends went into coveted positions for law and finance firms. “All of us then had a realisation that it was not what we wanted to be doing, so we put our heads together and thought of what it was we did want to be doing. Big Think came as a result of that,” he said. Big Think aimed to give students the tools and confidence to sit exams by connecting them with
inspiring people who were of a similar age, Jonathan said. Together, the boys have already tutored more than 3000 students at NCEA and university levels and they were now bringing their expertise to the capital. Big Think was now holding NCEA workshops for those sitting English, Maths and Science exams, with young tutors at the helm to share their knowledge and experience. As part of the Big Think programme, two workshops were held. This first was a content workshop which focused on the content students needed to know for upcoming exams. There was then a seven day break, in which students were asked to complete a study pack. This was followed by an exam strategy workshop which taught students how to approach an exam with confidence. Jonathan said he and his friends
were grateful for the opportunities they had growing up – so they set out to find a way to share those opportunities with youth in New Zealand. He said they had been visiting schools across the capital to share inspiring words with students. Jonathan believed they were able to reach students as being only a few years older than secondary school students themselves, they were relatable. “For me it was always inspiring to see someone that was only a few years older than me that had succeeded,” he said. Jonathan said next on the agenda was a not-for-profit arm of the organisation which would see the same workshops offered for free at low decile schools. Workshops are currently taking place at Victoria University of Wellington and will run until exams begin. For more information, head to www.bigthink.nz
Ensuring our children are prepared for an earthquake By Nikki Papatsoumas
Say goodbye to Shake Out – this week it is all about making sure our children are prepared. Get Ready Week is held every year to mark the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction, which falls on October 13. In previous years, Shake Out, a national earthquake drill, had been held as part of Get Ready Week. In a change of pace, this year’s theme is ‘kids preparedness’, and with this in mind the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management is launching a redeveloped schools resource called
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Development one step closer By Nikki Papatsoumas
A $300 million development of Wellington’s Shelly Bay may be one step closer to being given the green light. The proposed development would include 300 houses, a boutique hotel and a restaurant. However, the Wellington City Council has no concrete plan as to what it will do with city owned land on the site. Last month the commercial arm of the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust – the Taranaki Whanui – and The Wellington Company proposed a joint venture to redevelop Shelly Bay. The Wellington Company has since applied for resource consent under Shelly Bay’s Special Housing Area designation. The proposal has taken into account Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust members’ feedback during a recent vote on the future of Shelly Bay, including retention of the land, being involved in its development and being in strict compliance with the trust’s rules. Earlier this year the trust considered selling the land, however,
Eastern ward councillor Simon Marsh says no concrete plans have been made as to what the council will do with city owned land at Shelly Bay.
iwi shareholders voted against the sale. Eastern ward councillor Simon Marsh said despite some media reports, the council had not reached any agreement with the developer on land owned by the city. He said possible options to be considered may be selling the land, leasing it, or retaining it and developing it in conjunction with developer’s proposals. He said such a decision would need to be signed off by councillors. “I would expect to be guided on this by the Wellington com-
munity as this piece of land is a real treasure,” he said. A range of uses were also being explored for four existing heritage buildings, including hospitality, short-term stay accommodation and commercial mixed use. Simon said there had also been some suggestion that as part of the development of council’s land historic buildings such as the ‘saw toothed roof’ buildings be demolished. “I believe any development here needs to balance old with the new, these buildings are a historic feature of the area and I would like to see them restored and used.”
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we eat, how we sleep, and general contentedness with life,” Dr Libby said. “For an already overwhelmed or busy woman, this alone can be enough to put us off making any changes at all.” Dr Libby said with her latest book she pulled together everything she knew. “It’s all about what woman need to know I pulled everything I know… out of my brain and my heart and put it into the book.” Her book explores ways to recognise stress patterns and how to manage time and quick tips on how to get out of survival mode when you are feeling overwhelmed. Dr Libby will be speaking at St Patrick’s College Hall, 581 Evans Bay Parade on Monday, October 17. The show is sold out but the Cook Strait News has two double passes to giveaway. To enter, email your name and contact details to email@example.com by Sunday, October 16 at 5pm. For more information head to www.drlibby.com
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Thursday October 13, 2016
Positive plans for cycleway
Funds for Wellington arts activities
By Nikki Papatsoumas
The controversial Island Bay cycleway may no longer be the “cycleway to nowhere” now funding has been set aside to see its next stage completed. Late last year, the Wellington City Council began work on the Island Bay cycleway, which stretches 1.7km along The Parade from Shorland Park to Dee St. At the time of construction, the council had no plans for the next stage of the route, which was intended to connect Island Bay to Wellington’s CBD, leaving the cycleway coined the ‘cycleway to nowhere’. However, deputy mayor and southern ward councillor Paul Eagle said he and Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester, had now secured $6 million as part of the Urban Cycleway Programme, which would go towards ensuring the full route into the CBD would be completed. Paul said the decision came after a damming report commissioned by the New Zealand Transport Agency, which found the government had lost faith in the council’s ability to deliver cycleways in the capital. “The government told us their investment of $55 million was at risk unless we got the Island Bay situation sorted,” Paul said. Council would now begin to look at options for the next stage of the cycleway which would begin in Dee St and wind through Berhampore and Newtown. “We can drop the terms ‘cycleway to nowhere’ and ‘Island Bay cycle way’ once and for all because it’s now known as the southern route,” Paul said. He said while nothing had been set in concrete, it was important proper processes were carried out. “There are no confirmed time frames
Some 27 Wellington community arts projects have received a total of $65,155 in grants from the latest round of the Creative Communities Funding Scheme administered jointly by Wellington City Council and Creative New Zealand. Every year Creative New Zealand provides money to councils to support local arts activities as part of the scheme.
Paul Eagle and his son Tama on the Island Bay cycleway.
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yet, but there were some key learnings from some early work undertaken where there was a citizens’ panel created to look at some of the routes. “Council also commissioned a Newtown based enterprise that came up with a range of solutions. It’s timely to look over this work again.” He assured residents that no plans were on the table yet, and
the council would be starting with a blank canvas. “Don’t panic, there is no intention to put the community through the same pain seen in Island Bay. “Rather, we’ll talk to the people of Berhampore and Newtown to help design a cycleway that best suits their neighbourhoods and takes into account all modes of transport.”
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: Do you think more people would vote in the local body elections if online voting was available?
Michael Chadwick, Kilbirnie “They definitely would, especially young people.”
Terry Baker, Kilbirnie
Bena Prasad, Kilbirnie
“Yes because I think that people these days can’t be bothered opening envelopes and packets and filling in forms.”
“I think so, sometimes you don’t have time and you forget, but you always have a spare minute at home.”
Steve Panton, Kilbirnie
Doug Drysdale, Kilbirnie
“Yes I do, it’s more convenient “Possibly yes, especially for than postage and people can’t younger people they are find letterboxes. They would more into the online stuff.” need to make sure it is secure.”
Alison Burr, Kilbirnie “I don’t think it would make any difference – if people were going to vote they would vote now.”
LETTERS to the editor
Service and service stations Dear Ed, I read a probus explanation for the word or term ‘service’. After listing public service, postal service and service stations, it quoted a farm visitor noticing the farmer borrowing his
neighbour’s bull to ‘service’ the house cow- there’s a clue. During the week I stopped at a service station in Carterton to spend $88 on petrol and enable the three children to use the toilet; they
were told to take the car for a five minute ride back where we came from and look for the public toilets. If the fuel industry does not have the basic business and common sense to provide toilets it probably
should be legislated for to protect the travelling and tourist industry. Some intelligence probably shows through in the ridiculous pricing to 1/ 10,000 of a dollar at most service stations when the rest of
“I love Kilmarnock. It’s not clinical looking - it’s casual and relaxed and I like that.” Alison, Kilmarnock resident.
New Zealand does not even use the five cents any more. Wake up fuel retailers or are you sniffing your stock too much. Paul Franken Strathmore Park
Island Bay Baptist Church members enjoy their monthly pre-service morning tea at Kilmarnock Heights Home.
Kilmarnock Heights Home embraces community
Rest home living. It might not be what you think. Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home An elder-centred community
Companionship, fun and meaningful activity are part of everyday life at Kilmarnock Heights Home. As well as providing daily living support, we make sure residents have choice and control in their lives.
Social calendar We’ll support you to continue doing the things you love in a way that’s right for you. The busy social calendar and stimulating recreation programme certainly make for a vibrant and engaging atmosphere.
Pets welcome We believe pets can be both calming and energising, so we welcome animal companions. If you have a pet that’s part of your family, ask us about moving to Kilmarnock Heights Home with them. Family and friends At Kilmarnock residents are encouraged to invite their loved ones to visit at any time; there’s no set visiting hours. And, for the children - we have a fully stocked toy box to keep them entertained!
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Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home is inviting community groups who would like to spend time with residents of the Berhampore rest home to get in touch. The home embraces a person-centred model of care known as the Eden Alternative. The home’s recreation team leader Annelize Steyn says the residents have a wide variety of interests and want to hear from other community groups. “Living in a rest home doesn’t mean you’re no longer able to be part of your local community,” says Annelize. “We love having people from the community visit. Many people and groups have been visiting for a long time and have formed strong bonds with the residents here.” Annelize says Eden caters for the holistic needs of a person. “It’s very important because supporting our residents to have good quality of life is about much more than taking care of their clinical needs,” Annelize explains. “It’s also about making sure they have access to the things that are most important to them - the things that make life have purpose and meaning. For most people, feeling connected and having companionship is of great value.” Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Co
de Ruyter cherishes the regular visits from members of the Island Bay Baptist Church. “My church has a service here once a month and they come in beforehand for morning tea. It’s a day I really look forward to - I enjoy them coming in and they’ve been doing it for many years,” says Co. Island Bay Baptist Church member Margaret Crisp says their visits not only make the church services more accessible for the people of Kilmarnock Heights Home, it also upholds the residents’ contact with their local community. “The social aspect of having people from outside the home visit is really important,” Margaret explains. “Research shows that being social and connected is good for a person’s wellbeing, and Co used to go to church with these people so it’s one day a month where they get together again and have a catch up.” Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home and respite care as well as a popular day guest programme. For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, or to become a regular visitor to the home, call 04 380 2034 or visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz.
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Driving off in style
St Catherine’s College At St Catherine’s College we understand that parents want the very best for their daughters and an exceptional education is the best gift of all. Our college continues to strive to be the very best with our inclusive values and practices that promote student wellbeing for success. St Catherine’s has high standards of achievement at all levels, with NCEA pass rates being amongst the highest in the Wellington region.
Owner operators at Newtown New World Donald and Susan Chung, with Win and Maria Nguyen and their son Luke. By Nikki Papatsoumas
A lucky Newtown family were thrilled to receive the keys to a brand new car earlier this week. Win and Maria Nguyen drove off in style in their new Holden Spark on Monday morning from Newtown New World, after winning a Fly Buys promotion in conjunction with the supermarket. Maria said she was in disbelief when she got the phone call telling her she had won the car. “I was in shock I didn’t believe it. We knew the [competition] was going on but because we had been entered automatically we forgot about it. “You never think you are going to win,”
she laughed. After accepting the keys to their new car from owner operators at Newtown New World Donald and Susan Chung, Win and Maria said they were excited to get their brand new car on the road for a test drive. As part of the promotion, 138 New World stores across New Zealand each gave away a Holden Spark with a price tag of $17,990 – coming to a total of more than $2 million dollars’ worth of cars. Customers received one entry into the draw with every $50 they spent in store and swiped their Fly Buys or Airpoints card. During the three week campaign, there were more than 2.1 million entries into the prize draw.
Our new building is now completed and we look forward to the Naming and Blessing ceremony to be held on Friday 14 October 2016. With the expansion of our school, we now have a few spaces available at some levels.
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food (with food or on an empty stomach), whether the medicine must be swallowed whole, whether it has to be used-up by a certain date. Pharmacists can also advise you if you miss a dose and when to take the next one. Sometimes medication may be large and difficult to swallow. Not all tablets and capsules can be halved or crushed and your pharmacist can help you with this. Talk to your pharmacist if you develop any unusual symptoms after you start taking a medicine. It is best to get this checked out as it may be an allergic reaction or an unwanted side effect of the medicine. Always measure liquid medicines accurately, using proper measures, to make sure you get the correct dose. A range of reusable measuring devices are available from pharmacies and your pharmacist can advise you on the one most suitable for you and your family. Drink a large glass of water as you swallow tablets or capsules. This will stop the medicine becoming stuck in your throat and help it get down to your stomach quickly to start working as soon as possible. It helps to lean forward as you swallow. Only take medicines that have been prescribed for you, and those recommended for you by your pharmacist. Do not use other people’s medicines because
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Richard Browne stands with a board from the seniors’ week exhibition. PHOTO: Laura Shipley
Holocaust education as part of seniors week By Laura Shipley MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand is going all out for seniors’ week. This week seniors got the chance to learn the stories of seven women, who survived the holocaust before settling here in New Zealand, at the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand based in Mt Cook. The exhibition was created in 2012, as a way to teach secondary school students about the holocaust. This week seniors experienced the sad and gripping stories of survival shared in the exhibition, as part of Seniors Week. Those who attended the event also viewed a short film about the life of Anne Frank and had a tour of the Holocaust
Centre. “It’s a chance for us to connect with a whole new group of people,” Holocaust Centre of New Zealand national director of education Richard Browne said. “I hope it will provide a greater connection with seniors.” The Holocaust Centre has been running for nine years and has a range of relics on display from the Holocaust, including artwork done by children in concentration camps. “It’s all authentic and real,” Richard said. The exhibition will run for a final time today as part of Seniors Week from 11am at the Holocaust Centre, 80 Webb St, Mt Cook. Anyone is welcome, however, priority will be given to seniors.
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By Joanne Holden MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT
A team of students in their first year of smallbore rifle shooting took second place in a national competition. Wellington College students Wiko du Toit, Oscar Robinson, and Amalamo Simi travelled to Blenheim earlier this month to compete against 18 schools from around New Zealand in the InterSecondary School Smallbore Inter-Island Match. They scored 865.35 points together, 5.03 points behind first place. All three students picked up the sport in March this year as part of their school curriculum and had since been selected for the Brooklyn Smallbore Rifle Club. Their accomplishments – coming in second place and being selected for the team in the first place – were especially impressive because of their status as first years, co-coach and chaperone Craig Fair said. “It just happened to be that they were all shooting the best [in the club],” he said. As part of the event, a North Island team and South Island team were chosen from the highestscoring students. Wiko and Oscar made it onto the North Island team, which won the inter-island match. Their performance in both matches scored them
FROM LEFT: Amalamo Simi, Oscar Robinson and Wiko Du Toit with David Grain (Coach).
a place on the New Zealand team, a group of 12 students set to compete against the United Kingdom team at a later date. The boys travelled to the competition with a team from Samuel Marsden College, all of whom made it into the North Island team, with one carrying on into the New Zealand team.
“The support the kids gave to each other over the weekend was fantastic,” Craig said. The smallbore rifle shooting season came to a close last night with a competition between Wellington’s clubs at the Royal Tiger Range in Newtown. Wiko took part as Brooklyn’s champion D Grade shooter.
Cycle-friendly Strathmore locals can give their bikes a tune-up at a special event this weekend. A free Bike FixUp event will take place at Kahurangi School on Strathmore Ave, this Saturday, October 15. The fix-up is organised by Wellington City Council in partnership with The Mechanical Tempest and Pedal Ready. This Saturday, Mechanical Tempest will be on hand to help locals learn how to maintain and fix their bikes. As well as this, Rebicycle will be on hand to help people re-home second-hand bikes they no longer use. For the children there will be fun bike activities with prizes available, and there will be electric bikes for people to try out. Pedal Ready will also share some tips and tricks to being a better rider. Council spokeswoman Kim Young said council hoped the free event would support and encourage people to ride bikes as a smart transport option, or for leisure. “This is the first community based fix-up and builds on the success of the fix-up held at Victoria University and others on Oriental Parade and Basin Reserve,” she said. The free Bike FixUp event will take place this Saturday, October 15 at Kahurangi School in Strathmore Park from midday to 2pm. There will also be free coffee available.
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Mickey, sausage rolls and the Springboks It’s been 20 years since the All Blacks won their first test series in South Africa. It was an achievement at the time and was career defining for the players of 1996 and for me. It was the start of my life-long love affair with the black jersey. At seven-years-old it’s my first legitimate memory of rugby having a profound effect on my psyche. I’d seen the 1995 World Cup final between the two teams the previous year but the importance of that game was lost on me. For some reason, I was aware of the potential historical ramifications of the 1996 tour. It was the first time I remember going out of my way to watch the games. I’d pack my little red Mickey Mouse suitcase and spend the weekend at my grandparents’ house. We’d get up in the middle of the night and watch the games, my granddad going for the Springboks just to get under my skin. Any angst with his team choice was swiftly forgotten at halftime when tea, crumpets and sausage rolls were a regular fixture of watching the test series. It was a time where I began to under-
stand the class of players like Christian Cullen, Jeff Wilson and Ian Jones. A fresh-faced Andrew Mehrtens became my favourite childhood player and there were defining memories created that are forever etched in my mind. Zinzan Brooke’s drop goal in the deciding test, captain Sean Fitzpatrick dropping to his knees and punching the ground in pure exhaustion after hearing the final whistle. There was something utterly compelling about it. The non-playing reserves, including an injured and ill Jonah Lomu, giving the team a Haka from the grandstands in their white dress shirts and black ties. The quality of some of the Springbok players wasn’t lost on me either. Halfback Joost van der Westhuizen and lock Mark Andrews I still consider two of the best players of their time. Children of this generation can have their Richie McCaw’s and Dan Carter’s but for me, names like Fitzpatrick, Frank Bunce, Walter Little, Simon Culhane and Glen Osbourne were names that may not be household All Black names of the past but they helped me find my first passion in life - the All Blacks.
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