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Staff from Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre have been recognised for their efforts, picking up a number of awards at a recent ceremony. The Recreation Facilities Awards were held late last month. The annual awards, which are in their sixth year, celebrate the hard work and success of individuals and teams at Wellington City Council run pools and recreation centres across the capital. Continued on page 2 Geizon Soldan, Rachel Becker, Selina Murray, Megan Wade and Craig Hutchings all picked up awards at the recent Recreation Facilities Awards.

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Hard work awarded Continued from page 1. This year, staff from Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre in Kilbirnie picked up seven of 13 Recreation Facility Awards. Programmes team leader at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre, Selina Murray, who was recognised with a n award for manager/team leader of the year, said it was great to be recognised for all the hard work the team put in. “We want to be the best and we are all working really hard to do that – so it’s nice to be acknowledged by our own peers.” Selina said peers had the opportunity to nominate one another for awards, which made them that much more special. “We are the biggest facility size wise, so it is good to be recognised with the number of awards we picked up.” Pool facilities manager, Craig Hutchings, who picked up an award for leadership, said there was 150 staff members working at the pools. “I think it is great recognition… we have been working hard on improving customer service. It’s our people that make that happen and our awards are a reflection that our people are actually mak-

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This Saturday the Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre will celebrate Diwali. Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of light over darkness and the renewal of life. Families traditionally celebrate with gatherings, clay lamps, fi reworks, sharing of sweets, and worship to Lakshmi - the goddess of love, wealth and prosperity. A celebration was held in the capital last weekend, and this weekend the Miramar community will celebrate on a smaller scale. Finance coordinator at the Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre Shailja Pattavi, has helped organise the centre’s Diwali celebrations this year. She said this was the second year the centre had held its own mini Diwali festival and promised locals were in for a treat. On Saturday afternoon, the centre will be filled with Bollywood dancers, singers, stalls and a variety of food for locals to sample. Shailja said dance groups set to perform this Saturday included the Dancing Divas, Bollywood Express, Asian Fusion, and Malayan Girls. Some of these groups also performed at the Diwali celebration at the TSB Arena last weekend,

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she said. There would be free Indian food and weather permitting a free barbecue on offer for those who attended this weekend’s festivities. “It is a way for us to pro-

mote art and a different culture,” Shailja said. “It is also a great way for people to learn more about another culture and people can come along, and be social, with other people in

the community.”  Diwali Celebrations at the Miramar and Maupuia Community Centre will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 4pm to 7pm at 27 Chelsea St, Miramar.

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School fair will see historic classroom block re-built By Nikki Papatsoumas

The renowned Island Bay School Fair is back next month and this year staff, students and parents are raising money for the rebuild and re-modernisation of one of the school’s oldest classroom blocks. The school community is busy preparing for its annual fair, which takes place on the first Saturday of November. This year, the school is raising money for the rebuild and re-modernisation of the school’s Rimu Block, the school’s home and school association chairwoman Caroline Campbell said. “Over the Christmas holidays it will be gutted and re-modernised because it is seen as posing an earthquake risk and it can’t be used in its current state,” she said. Caroline said a generous donation from a previous student would pay for building costs, so money raised from the fair would go towards furnishing the classrooms with tables, chairs, whiteboards and other equipment for the children. She said the Ministry of Education was unable to provide any funding, as it

Students from Room 8 in Rimu Block, which will be rebuilt.

was not a new building so did not meet funding criteria. Rimu Block, which is home to three of the school’s classrooms, was built in 1936, originally as an “open air” classroom. Caroline said with the impending re-build in mind, they would be asking past and present students to sign a memory board, sharing their stories and memories of their time in Rimu Block and at the school on the fair day. “It’s just a chance to get some memories of the school and it’s time to have a wee look back at the past and make sure we are

recording these memories.” Caroline said the school’s fair was the biggest fundraiser of the year. “For big things this is what we rely on. We choose a major project each year to work towards and we like the students and parents to know where the money is going and what it will be used for.” The fair, which has now been running for 89 years, attracts revellers from right across the capital. “We will have native plants and plants… we know people have been coming for 30 years to get their tomatoes to plant. The food

is getting bigger and better each year and we get loads of different nationalities represented,” Caroline said. “We also have the usual clothing and white elephant and hook-aduck for the kids. It’s just a really fun day out for the family.”  The Island Bay School Fair will

take place on Saturday, November 5 from 11am to 2pm at 6 Thames St Island Bay. The school is currently accepting good quality donations, which can be dropped off at the school’s office during school hours.

Housing Task Force to be established A mayoral Task Force on housing has been established in Wellington. Last week, Mayor of Wellington, Justin Lester, announced the establishment of the task force, to tackle the escalating issue of housing affordability in the capital. “Wellington is thriving, with a healthy economy and growing population,” Mr Lester said. “Planning for that sustained

growth and ensuring it is inclusive of all sectors of the community is vital to retain our status as a world-class liveable city. “This is one lesson we can learn from Auckland’s experience. “I will be inviting key representatives from across the housing sector to join me on the taskforce. I will also be hosting a forum before Christmas to ensure broad consensus on the key issues to be tackled.”

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Local school learns more about Indian culture By Nikki Papatsoumas

A pair of Indian performers who are visiting the capital for Diwali celebrations paid a visit to share some of their culture at a local school last week. A classical kathak dance group led by Assamese film actress and dancer Meghranjani Medhi are being hosted in New Zealand by the Asia New Zealand Foundation as part of the foundation’s Diwali programme. After performing at the Auckland Festival of the Lights and in the lead up to last weekend’s Diwali celebrations here in the capital, the pair visited South Wellington Intermediate School in Berhampore last Friday.

They performed a kathak, a classical Indian dance, alongside Rajasthani puppeteers, led by puppet master Vinod Bhatt. Students also had an opportunity to share a piece of their culture with performers, welcoming them on to school grounds with a powhiri. Deputy principal at South Wellington Intermediate School, Howard Young, said students and staff absolutely loved having performers visit the school. “We have 31 cultures within the school so we really love to celebrate culture this way. We like to ensure every student feels respected as an individual.” Asia New Zealand Foundation director of culture Jennifer King said the school visits were

a long-running component of the foundation’s Diwali programme. “It’s a fantastic and entertaining way for children at these schools to learn more about India. “This is especially important as New Zealand’s ties to India increase. A growing number of New Zealanders are of Indian heritage – not only in the main centres but in cities and towns right around New Zealand.” Diwali is an ancient Hindu festival celebrating the triumph of light over darkness and the renewal of life. Families traditionally celebrate with gatherings, clay lamps, fireworks, sharing of sweets, and worship to Lakshmi - the goddess of love, wealth and prosperity.

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Lobby group wanting public consultation change By Joanne Holden MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

A local lobby group who are against a proposal which would see a Chinese Garden implemented in Frank Kitts Park would like better public consultation from the council. Several years ago the Wellington City Council announced a proposal for a Chinese Garden at Frank Kitts Park along Wellington’s waterfront. The redevelopment plan for the garden would involve demolishing the existing amphitheatre, adding a Chinese garden and teahouse style cafe, and expanding the children’s playground. A resource consent hearing to decide whether or not to add a Chinese garden to the site was held earlier this month. The commissioners who listened to the application, evidence, and submitters will make their decision within the next three weeks. Waterfront Watch president Patrick McCombs said the group did not believe public opinion on the proposed changes to the waterfront’s Frank Kitts Park had been properly gauged.

Patrick said he was concerned not enough people had heard the call for submissions, which gave Wellingtonians a chance to state their opinion on the proposal. “The council needs to reconsider how they approach the public,” he said. Meanwhile, locals had been gathering thoughts on the proposal themselves. An online petition against the changes had almost 2500 signatures. Patrick said Waterfront Watch had also conducted an in-depth survey on the topic and received 179 responses - 84 per cent of which expressed disagreement with the council’s proposed plan. He said he now hoped to meet with the council to discuss ways in which they could improve the consultation process. Wellington City Council spokesman Richard McLean said the council believed they were doing enough in regards to public consultation processes. “The fact that Waterfront Watch was able to make a submission at last week’s hearing shows the resource consent process – including the requirements for public notification – is working well,” Richard said.


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Soft plastic recycling reaches the capital Wellingtonians can now recycle plastic shopping bags as well as bread and frozen food bags. Last week, the Soft Plastic Recycling Programme was launched in Wellington. The programme is a consumer recycling initiative that invites customers to recycle a range of soft plastic packaging such as empty bread and frozen food bags, and plastic shopping bags which have previously gone to the landfill. Since its launch in November last year, the initiative has seen Countdown shoppers drop off almost a tonne of soft plastic for recycling. Countdown currently has 63 stores in Auckland, 10 stores in the Waikato, and 18 stores in Canterbury that are already involved in the programme. Lyn Mayes, project manager of the Soft Plastics Recycling Programme said it was exciting to bring the programme to the capital, and expected there would be a strong level of pick up from Wellingtonians. “The programme has been really successful in Auckland, Hamilton,

and Christchurch, and we know that the Wellington community will very quickly get used to collecting their soft plastic packaging and dropping it off at their nearest store. “We anticipate around 72 tonnes of soft plastic packaging will be recycled every year through the 56 participating stores in the Wellington region,” Lyn said. Countdown’s general manager for corporate affairs, James Walker, said Countdown was thrilled to be extending the programme for its Wellington customers to get behind. “We are proud to be one of the founding members behind this programme, which involves all those in the lifecycle of plastic packaging - manufacturers, distributors and consumers. “It’s a unique collaboration which enables everyone to help reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.” Since 2006, Countdown has reduced waste to landfill by 43 per cent. Countdown has also increased its recycling rate by 39 per cent since 2006, and now recycles 2.3 times more than they send to the landfill.

A Miramar resident who wants to re-establish native flora and fauna along Miramar’s Peninsula is thrilled after spotting a native bird in the area. Miramar ecological restoration group, Te Motu Kairangi, plants native trees along Miramar’s Peninsula. Project coordinator of the group, Joakim Liman, began working on the project in 2011 and estimates the group has planted more than 7000 trees across the area in the last six years. Joa k i m sa id he wa s thrilled after spotting a nesting kereru, a fruitpigeon native to New Zealand, in Karaka Bay for the second year in a row this month. Kereru were last recorded as being seen in large numbers in northern areas of

Miramar in 1841, he said. Joakim said the beak of a kereru was large enough for the bird to eat and disperse the large fruit of native trees such as the tawa, nikau kohekohe and miro trees. For this reason he called the birds a “key stone” species – he said they were important to the ecosystem and helped restore balance in the bush. “Because they eat these large fruits they can actually then fly several kilometres away and disperse them. “T hey have a gentle digestive system so the seed comes out perfectly without the flesh ready for germination.” He said as the large birds laid just one egg a year in a flimsy nest made of twigs they were constantly under pressure from predators. “There is a lot of pressure from possum, rats and cats

and in a lot of places these eggs will never hatch. “The birds can live up to 25 years but in places around the country they only live for one to five years because of pressure. “The reason why we have maybe started to see them now is because of effective predator control around Wellington,” he said. Joakim said the sighting confirmed they were on the right track with ecological work in the area. “We are hoping to now eventually see more and more of these birds.” “We have seen other native birds eating what we are planting so we know this stuff actually works. But this is a very long project; it takes a miro tree 45 years to produce fruit.” For more information, head to

Council portfolios announced A number of new council roles have been announced – among them a Wellington ambassador and a city scientist. Last week, Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester announced new councillor responsibilities and among them were a number of new portfolios. Among new portfolios to be introduced was a city scientist portfolio which would go to northern ward councillor Peter Gilberd. Onslow-western ward councillor Simon Woolf has been appointed Wellington Ambassador, a role which would enhance tourism offerings and better connect with international communities and visitors to Wellington. Eastern ward councillors Simon Marsh, Sarah Free and Chris Calvi-Freeman have also picked up new roles. Simon Marsh will be in charge of the economic development portfolio, Sarah Free will take on the public transport and cycling and walking portfolios and Chris Calvi-Freeman will take on the transport strategy and operations portfolio. Southern ward councillor David Lee would be in charge of technology, innovation and enterprise and climate change. Meanwhile deputy mayor and southern ward councillor Paul Eagle will focus on housing, recreation and events. Mr Lester, who has taken on the arts and culture portfolio, said portfolios reflected the needs of a growing population, pressures on housing and transport and further boosting the capital’s economy, with a sharper focus on innovation, the arts and connectivity. “The new portfolio structure reflects the values and strengths of Wellington: a creative, connected and innovative city. “I’ve sharpened the focus for some existing portfolios and introduced new responsibilities to ensure the incoming council can meet the challenges of the capital’s growing population and economy.”

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Megan Wade, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre “Making sure kids are actively supervised and knowing your limits and staying within them.”

Craig Hutchings, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre “Making sure you give children the opportunity to be exposed to water on a regular basis to ensure they’re confident in the water.”

Geizon Soldan, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre “Knowing your limits and swimming with someone else.”

Craig Elliot, Capital Swim Club “Education and awareness. Just being aware of the environment and not overestimating your capabilities.”

Reece Fraser, Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre “Understanding your swimming abilities and know your limits.”

Matthew Keltie, Kingston “Be self-aware and know your limits and really truly understand kids’ limits.”

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In response Dear Ed, I wonder if Brendon Bonner’s letter falls into the category of one the writer regrets when reading it in print (CSN 20 October). Speaking as one who attended a Southern Ward candidates meeting, I think it would be wiser for Mr Bonner to promote himself from now on as a team player with an enthusiastic vision for

the ward as a whole, rather than merely a one-eyed Island Bayite with a chip on his shoulder. Any independent candidate is hard up against it when competing with a candidate with a party affiliation. Yes, it is highly likely that David Lee’s resounding success might be more down to the efficiency of the

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Green Party machine than any personal merits David Lee has, but that’s politics. Even Paul Eagle has a party affiliation and through this he also no doubt has had a lot of grooming and mentoring along the way. If Mr Bonner still has political aspirations in local body politics he could do well to find himself a mentor

and, if he can, try to promote a positive image for Island Bay. There may be an excouncillor out there willing to take Mr Bonner under his wing. I am no expert, but at the meeting I read Mr Bonner as a potential hot-head, and I am sure he is better than that. Christine Swift, Island Bay

Kilmarnock Heights Home residents Betty Rankin, Cynthia Hedges and Betty Wood begin the home’s annual Christmas cake baking.

Christmas knickknacks at Kilmarnock It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home. The residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home are busy making knickknacks to sell at the annual Kristmas Knack market at Berhampore School on Saturday 12 November. Preserves, knitted items and Christmas cake are some of the goods Kilmarnock Heights will have for sale. In preparation, the residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home have recently started baking Christmas cakes to sell at the Kristmas Knack Market and to give to their volunteers as Christmas gifts, explains recreation officer Annelize Steyn. “It’s very special because we use a past resident’s great grandmother’s recipe to make our Christmas cakes,” says Annelize. “Jenny Ralph, who used to work here and now volunteers with us, taught us that it’s tradition that when you bake a Christmas cake everyone in the house gets one stir, so we take the bowl around the whole home and everyone gets to stir the mixture,” says Annelize. Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Betty Rankin says baking Christmas cake jogs fond memories. “I would make Christmas pudding and Christmas cake year after year. It’s a big job but it’s very nice, and it brings back such beautiful memories,” says Betty. “It’s a mighty big cake we’re making though

- I would never usually make something that big at home!” Annelize says many of the residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home are keen bakers, and use their talents as a way of giving back to their home and the community. She says Enliven’s philosophy of care, the Eden Alternative, focuses on encouraging residents to take part in meaningful activities, to have purpose, to feel valued and to have companionship in their lives. “Preparing for the market and baking for volunteers and community groups gives them something to look forward to and to make things for. Plus what they sell at the market benefits them all.” The preparations for the upcoming market means Kilmarnock Heights Home is getting low of supplies. The residents would welcome any donations of wool and craft supplies, as well as fruit (especially lemons), vegetables and jars for the preserves. 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 donation items for the residents’ market preparations, call 04 380 2034 or visit

Thursday October 27, 2016 Participants in last year’s Need for Tweed ride.


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Cyclists dress up for annual Need for Tweed ride By Joanne Holden MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Shelly Bay will soon be brimming with cyclists dressed in tweeds and vintage garb. The third annual Wellington Need for Tweed Ride will take place on November 5 and will include a ride along the scenic bays route, a stop at Cog Park, and a club sandwich competition. The event begins at Shelly Bay Reserve and will see riders wind their way along Wellington’s waterfront ending up at the Rogue and Vagabond in the CBD. Cyclists see the Need for Tweed Ride as an opportunity to combine fashion and fun, and dispel the modern image of cycling as inaccessible and requiring of special clothing. The idea is simply to have fun on

bikes, with gear and speed being unimportant. Cyclist Hannah Fraser, who attended the event for the first time last year wearing a lemon-coloured jungle suit, said the event “planted the seed” for her love of biking. “It’s changed my whole lifestyle. I don’t even have a car anymore,” she said. She was thinking of putting on a tweed swimsuit for the upcoming ride. The event was “such a spectacle”, not just for cyclists but for children and people in cars who often waved as the bikes went by, Hannah said. Event organiser Kelvin Aris said the ride was about creating a “surreal and magic environment” and “taking people outside the normal realm of the city”. A prizegiving to recognise the best dressed gentleman, best

dressed lady, best bicycle, and best couple will be held at the finish line. Bicycle Junction, the Newtown bike shop hosting the event, was selling tickets for the event through their website. When over 130 people registered for the event last year, the organisers predicted even higher numbers this year and were capping the number of tickets available at 200. Southern ward councillor David Lee said the day was “a perfect excuse to dress up”. “For those who haven’t been, it’s a fabulous event with frequent stops for food, drink, and entertainment,” David said.  The Need for Tweed ride will take place on Saturday, November 5. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased through the Bicycle Junction website,

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New exhibition for local gallery more than a little menacing On the heels of Halloween the latest exhibition on show at Tapu te Ranga Gallery in Island Bay is more than a little menacing. ‘Drawing on the Dark Side of the Brain – the fantastical world of Gino Acevedo’ opened at the gallery earlier this month. The exhibition is made up of a collection of prints and original works by Gino, who also happens to be Weta Workshops creative art director. His drawings have been created both independently and as part of the creative process for movies he has been involved in. As might be expected from someone who has made a living out of breathing life

into orcs and aliens, Gino’s drawings have a hint of menace - even those which depict more realistic creatures like chimpanzees. He said the exhibition was a chance to showcase some of his favourite images he has created in a variety of mediums. Gino’s career started in his home town of Phoenix, Arizona where he worked creating makeup effects for a Halloween company. He later went on to work for more than a decade in tinsel town itself – Los Angeles – on movies such as Aliens and Men in Black. Here in New Zealand Gino’s work has evolved into the digital world, a place he admits

he once felt “illiterate”. Since joining Weta he has worked on films such as The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit and King Kong. The gallery’s co-curator Ian Logan said Weta Digital had created a new identity for Wellington and brought another influx of creativity to the city. “It’s great to have Gino’s work and to place it in the context of a gallery where people can take time to appreciate the skill of his work.”  The exhibition runs until November 9 at Tapu Te Ranga Gallery, 139 The Parade, Island Bay. For more details, head to www.taputerangagallery.

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Helping to combat homelessness The Salvation Army is celebrating new steps in helping combat homelessness and families battling addiction in Wellington. Last Tuesday, the Salvation Army opened two new social housing units in Wellington and two refurbished homes for families seeking addiction help. The new social houses were the latest step in a plan to increase the Salvation Army’s housing support in Wellington, the Salvation Army’s social housing council chair, Lieutenant-Colonel Rod Carey, said. The tenants were also the first Salvation Army clients in Wellington to be supported by the government’s income-related rent subsidy, and the Salvation Army worked with the government to find tenants from the Ministry of Social Development’s social housing register. “The subsidy is really working for the tenants, bringing down their rent and helping vulnerable people access housing and support they badly need,” Rod said. He said the Salvation Army was also

opening two refurbished homes for families seeking addiction help. The homes would provide families a space where parents could receive addictions treatment and wrap-around services to help strengthen their parenting, and was funded by the Capital and Coast District Health Board. Director of The Salvation Army’s Wellington bridge addiction services programme Cathy Milne-Rodrigues said the service offered an opportunity to parents who had not been able to have addictions treatment because of the need to look after their children. She said in addition to addictions treatment, the parents would have the opportunity to attend parenting programmes. Having the children present and seeing them thrive gives the parents more determination and commitment to get clean, Cathy said. “It allows them to focus on their treatment knowing their children are well supported and gives them the opportunity to work through a treatment programme with parenting support.”

Celebrating Tokelau Language Week The Wellington Timebank, based in Newtown, is celebrating five years of building a unique community in the capital. To celebrate its fifth birthday, the Timebank will hold a barn dance complete with a guest speaker from the country’s first and most active Timebank next month. Since the Timebank’s inception in 2011, more than 700 members have signed up to exchange time, skills and knowledge to help each other. The Timebank sees time credits exchanged for services as diverse as the membership, including art, Zumba, cooking, transport, com-

puters, therapy, crafts, massage, languages and music. Timebanking was believed to be an intentional way of being neighbourly, by allowing members to ‘pay it forward’, helping build a more resilient commun ity.  The Timebank’s 5th birthday celebrations will take place on Saturday, November 12 and Margaret Jefferies from the Lyttleton Timebank will be guest speaker. For more information on the event, or on the Timebank, head to the Wellington Timebank Facebook page.

The Tokelauan community is busy celebrating Tokelau Language week. Tokelau Language week began on October 23 and will end on October 29, and is organised in an attempt to share the language with the wider community. According to the last Census 7176 people in New Zealand identified as Tokelauan and nearly a third can speak the language, although that number is declining. Nearly half of the Tokelauan community live in Wellington, with smaller communities in Auckland, Rotorua, Taupo, Palmerston North and Dunedin. Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga encouraged the Tokelauan community to take every opportunity to share their language with the wider community this week. “New Zealand is home to the largest Tokelauan population in the world. Our two

nations have a close constitutional, political and social relationship,” Mr Lotu-Iiga said. “Tokelauan communities in New Zealand are strong and vibrant,” he said. “Tokelau Language Week is a chance to celebrate the distinct Tokelauan way of life and language, and helps keep the culture alive for future generations.” Mr Lotu-Iiga said this year’s language week theme was ‘pokotau ki au kapuga – ke mau mai tau foe’, or, ‘challenge the size of the swirl made by your paddle’. He said this year the Ministry for Pacific Peoples had worked with Tokelauan leaders and their communities to develop a free educational resource to help everyone learn more about this Pacific nation’s language and culture.  For more information head to www.

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Frightfully delightful events this Halloween Children across the capital will dress in their scariest costumes for the spookiest day of the year – Halloween. This year there are a number of Halloween themed parties for children, which provide a great alternative to trick-or-treating. Kilbirnie Recreation Centre: This year, the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre will host a Halloween Roller Disco. The entire family is invited to dress up in Halloween costume and enjoy a night of skating, Halloween games and activities, bouncy castles and even a haunted house for the brave. The Halloween Roller Disco will take place on Friday, October 28 from 6pm. Entry is free for children under three, $7 for four to seven year olds and $10 for eight to 12 year olds. Prices include skate hire, although due to rental availability children are advised to bring their own wheels. Pre-sale tickets are now available from the Kilbirnie Recreation Centre. For more information, call 387 1491. Wellington SPCA: This year the Wellington SPCA is hosting an Ole Fashioned Halloween fun day. Games for all the family will be available, from pin the wart on the witch and apple bobbing to pumpkin bowling and mummy races. There will also be a haunted house and trick-or-treating on hand, as well as a sausage sizzle. All money raised from this auction will go towards assisting Wellington SPCA in caring for vulnerable, abused or neglected animals in the community. Ole Fashioned Halloween fun day at Wellington SPCA will take place on Saturday, October 29 from midday. Door sales on the day are $15 per person. For more information, head to the Wellington SPCA Facebook page. Capital E: This year Capital E will host the Big Halloween on Saturday, October 29. Families can journey through Capital E Central’s Magnificent Maze of Time to help spot tools to help fix their bicycle and meet fascinating and grand looking characters from the past, visit Professor Prime Evil’s Laboratory situated on the thirteenth floor of Wellington Museum or visit a high-tech, haunted MediaLab for a 10 minute, virtual reality horror experience. There will also be events and attractions along Queens Wharf. For more information, head to

Healthy Heart Award for local centre

ABOVE: Hunter, Flynn and Josiah enjoy a healthy morning tea of sliced fruit. LEFT: Won enjoys toast for morning tea. By Nikki Papatsoumas

Children and staff at a local childcare centre have been awarded for having ‘healthy hearts’. Early Years Rongotai received a Healthy Heart Award from the Heart Foundation this week, for creating a heart-healthy environment for the children in their care. To gain the award, Early Years Rongotai has involved the children in a variety of nutrition education activities and made physical activity a part of their daily programme.

Onesie Day a roaring success Hundreds of onesie wearers, street collectors, and incredibly generous people braved one of winter’s last wraths to raise $157,000 for Wellington Free Ambulance on Onesie Day – $17,000 more than last year’s campaign. Wellington Free Ambulance’s head of communication and fundraising, Diane Livingston, said it was a site to behold with children and adults alike dressed in onesies to help raise funds for their uniquely free ambulance service. “To see people stepping off the train wearing onesies for their staff fundraiser was simply heartwarming,� she said. “We had around two hundred businesses and schools supporting us with onesie fundraising events this year which certainly helped to push the tally up. “To our collectors, schools, businesses, and all the kind people who helped; a heartfelt thanks from all of us here at Wellington Free Ambulance,� Diane said. “You are helping to keep our paramedics on the road, buy essential


The centre’s menu has also been revamped to ensure that the children’s daily nutrition requirements are met. The centre signed up for the award programme in March 2013. There are three award levels in the program me, with PaHarakeke – the gold star – being the highest. To gain the award, an early learning service needs to have created a healthy environment and involved the wider early learning community in healthy eating and physical activity. Centre manager Tulsa

Kunwar said she and her team were incredibly proud to have received the award. “With the Heart Foundation’s support, we are committed to providing nutritious food for the children, and ensuring they engage in physical activities every day. “We are delighted that the children have developed positive attitudes towards eating healthy food, through their involvement in planting, growing, picking and cooking vegetables from our garden.� She said parents were supporting the centre by

ensuring their children had healthy food in their lunch box. Heart Foundation Health Promotion Coordinator, Sian Bolton, praised the staff and children of Early Years Rongotai for their hard work in achieving the award. “The teachers have found some really fun and exciting ways for the children to learn about eating healthy and being physically active,� Sian said. “They are doing a great job of spreading the message about what it means to eat healthily and be active.�

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Stay safe in the water this summer

Patrol season officially began over Labour Weekend.

Lifeguards are reminding locals to swim at patrolled beaches and keep between the flags this summer. Fifteen people drowned last summer at unpatrolled beach locations, and as 4000 volunteer lifeguards begin to head out on patrol for another summer season, they are urging beach-goers to take care in the water, so they do not see a repeat of these drowning statistics. Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s patrol season officially began over Labour Weekend further north and will continue to roll out across the rest of the lower North Island throughout November as the weather warms up. Surf Life Saving New Zealand’s national lifesaving manager, Allan Mundy, said during last year’s summer season, lifeguards saved 1517 people from life threatening situations. Of the 15 beach drownings last season, the standout cause was rips with seven deaths directly resulting from swimmers getting caught in them, Allan said. “The safest place to swim is always between the flags as lifeguards actively seek out the safest place on the beach to set them up and will regularly move them throughout the day as the surf conditions change,” he said. He said anyone who found themselves caught in a rip should lie on their back and raise their hand to signal for help. Allan said anyone who spotted someone in a rip at an unpatrolled beach, should ensure they were safe then call 111 and ask for police.  For more information about Surf Life Saving and patrolled beach locations visit www.

Thursday October 27, 2016

Sports talk with Jacob Page...

Aaron Smith plays his cards right Aaron Smith has done the right thing to stand himself down from the All Blacks test last Saturday night against the Wallabies. Arguably one of New Zealand’s best players, he had no other option and it’s a smart public relations move on his part and the All Blacks in general. He has naturally been under fire after footage was released of him in a disabled toilet with a woman who was not his partner. While not a law breaking offence, in today’s gossip-filled news era it’s been a story that’s just kept going. You have to feel for his partner in that situation as she’s been thrown into a circus she created none of. However Smith’s choice (which was probably forced on him), is a good long term move from the Highlanders and Manawatu player. Sure, he missed a test, but the test was largely meaningless. It also allowed him to look remorseful and win back a little public good will. Short term pain, long term gain at its best. Smith’s position as the top halfback in black is not in danger, his pass and decision making have him highly rated even in this golden era of New Zealand rugby. By the end of year Northern Hemisphere tour, all of this will be forgotten by the general public. Most will see it as a punishment served, embarrassment caused and let’s move on. I’m sure that’s what the New Zealand Rugby Union will be thinking as well.

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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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