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James’ journey By Sharnahea Wilson

James Swan of Newlands appears to be your regular happy four-year-old boy who enjoys playing with Hulk Hands and toy cars, and whose smile is infectious. But earlier this year James was diagnosed with a rare disease called Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome – an incurable disease James will have to work through for the rest of his life. Continued on page 2.


James Swan of Newlands was recently diagnosed with Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

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The Karori West Brownies decided to pay it forward last week when they made tie-dyed pillowcases to brighten up Ronald McDonald House Charities. The young girls of Karori West Brownies tie-dyed pillowcases while they were on camp last month, Karori West Brownie leader Hannah Newell said. “They were incredibly grateful for our donation and said that the pillowcases will certainly cheer up some of the families who stay,” Hannah said. The Brownies learned a lot about the great work done by the Ronald McDonald House Charities


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and were happy to provide children with over 30 colourful pillowcases. Ronald McDonald House Charities rely on donations and sponsorship for many things including toys, books and art supplies. “The kitchen has awesome facilities and groups of volunteers can sign up to cook a meal for the families who stay,” Hannah explained. People also provide Ronald McDonald House with baking which is something Brownies were keen to get involved with in the future. “For many of the families, you can imagine this would be welcomed after spending long, emotional days at the Karori West Brownies tie-dyed pillowcases for Ronald McDonald House Charities. PHOTO: Supplied hospital,” Hannah said.

Continued from page 1. “Six months ago our world was forever changed as our normal three and a half year old suddenly lost his ability to walk up and down stairs, jump, run and ride a tricycle,” James’ mum Nicola Swan explained. “His speech became slurred and he lost 1.8kg in four days.” Recently James was donated an electronic car from Go Baby Go Charity which has been adapted to suit his needs. James can use the car to get around and Nicola said it was fantastic for when the family went out on walks together because the car can be managed by a remote control. “It means he can keep up with his [six and eight-year-old] brothers,” Nicola said. Though the electronic car

has been a big help to James and his family, Nicola and her husband still have to deal with the day-to-day issues that come with having a child with CMS. When Nicola and her husband bought a home in Newlands they had no idea they would eventually need to have a ramp for wheelchair access and flat decking so their child could play outside without getting hurt. James spends his days going in and out of hospital as well as having neurology, physio, occupational therapy and speech and language appointments every week. “Dietician and general practitioner appointments [have become] the norm,” Nicola said. Because the syndrome has weakened his muscles, James now uses a wheelchair and


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other aids to help him, and is fed through a tube five times a day for 45 minutes at a time. The young boy who refuses to let his syndrome get him down has gone through multiple operations. He had to have a mic-key put in his stomach, a muscle biopsy and an operation for a nerve conductor study. “Each time after he has an operation he says ‘it’s all over now’ and high-fives the surgeon that performed the operation on him.” Nicola said though she hoped there would one day be medicine to help James temporarily, there would never be a cure. When James’ parents bought their family home they had two salaries, now they are down to one with James needing 24hour care.

The Swan family is now looking to the community for help. “We are trying to fundraise for a deck over the grass so that James can use his wheelchair freely. He doesn’t have the strength to propel it.” Along with countless other expenses, from special shoes to hospital parking, the Swans will also have to get a van to accommodate the weight of an electric wheelchair James will soon need.  If you would like to donate funds towards James’ journey you can do so by going to  You can also follow James’ Journey on Facebook https://m.

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Work to demolish an earthquake damaged building on Molesworth Street, Thorndon began this week. The office block at 61 Molesworth Street suffered irreparable damage during last Monday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. When part of the building was damaged in the quake, surrounding buildings were evacuated for fear of the office block collapsing. A demolition contractor has now been hired to ‘deconstruct’ the nine-storey building. An 85-tonne ‘ultra-high-reach’ excavator was moved on to the site over the last couple of days. The building, owned by property magnate Eyal Aharoni who is yet to speak publicly about the building’s damage, was officially closed on November 15. The damage to the former Deloitte building caused surrounding premises including the National Library and the Red Cross to close. Recently it was discovered that a number of residents had been unlawfully living in the office block

which does not have a residential license. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, who believed there were three groups of residents living in the now condemned building, said it was no fault of the residents that they had been residing in what was registered as a commercial building. “We have the resident’s contact details and we plan on calling them this week. We will try to help them out as much as we can.” Mr Lester said work largely depended on how long it would take to turn off electricity, gas and other services to the building. Work to demolish the building was expected to take about two weeks, weather permitting. Wellington City Council Chief Executive Kevin Lavery said it was planned to initially focus on the demolition of the Molesworth Street façade of the building and then work progressively to the rear of the site. “By doing this, we can hopefully reduce the cordon around Molesworth Street to vehicles and

The buildings surrounding 61 Molesworth Street have been cordoned off.

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pedestrians within around a week of demolition work starting.” The Wellington City Council will also work to assist the businesses – Bali Day Spa,

Nudel Wellington, The Mews and City Clothing Alterations – that had been operating from the site and who will be unable to save anything from their businesses.

Keep safe by staying out of cordoned off areas As of midday on Tuesday, cordoned off areas in Wellington include:

Locals are being urged to stay out of cordoned off areas for their own safety after last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused damaged to some buildings in Wellington’s CBD. Wellington City Council civil defence controller Gunther Wild said whether the cordons were tape, plastic barriers or fences, they were there for a good reason – often because of

concerns glass or other loose materials could come down. “The council and other emergency services don’t have the resources to have people stationed at all of these spots, so we urge people to use commonsense until the necessary checks have been carried out and the areas are declared safe,” he said. Gunther said Council building inspectors were rostered

around the clock and building owners also had their engineers doing more thorough checks of buildings in Wellington.  The Wellington Civil Defence Emergency Map contains emergency information specific to each suburb. To access this head to www. ymanagement.

• 61 Molesworth Street and surrounding buildings. • Pipitea Street, closed between Murphy Street and Moturoa Street. • Tory Street, Courtenay Central building and carpark have been evacuated. Cordons in on Tory Street between Wakefield Street and Courtenay Place. • Hawkestone Street – open to traffic, southern footpath cordoned off. • Featherston Street – open to traffic with small cordons around three areas affecting car parking. • Corner of Manners and Taranaki cordoned off under the NEC building to protect pedestrians from glass.

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inbrief news Newlands drop in centre The coordinators from the Newlands Community Centre said the centre was closed last Monday after the quake but they are now open as usual. The centre needed to be checked by engineers before being reopened. If you are feeling in need of company, the drop in lounge is open to all from Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

‘The social life of diagnosis’ public lecture A lecture will be taking place at Victoria University next week to discuss the sides of diagnosis which often go not talked about. Professor Annemarie Jutel, from Victoria’s Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, will be discussing her ground breaking research in diagnosis in a free, public lecture. Ms Jutel’s research draws on her earlier career as a nurse, practicing in France, the United States and New Zealand. Lecture will be taking place at 6pm on Tuesday, November 29 in Lecture Theatre 205 at the Kelburn Campus at Victoria University. RSVP to rsvp@vuw. with ‘Jutel’ in the subject line.

Malvina Major residents evacuated after 7.8 quake By Sharnahea Wilson

Residents of a Malvina Major Retirement village apartment block had to be evacuated after last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake caused damage to the building. The earthquake, which rocked the country at 12.02am on Monday, November 14, saw 38 residents from the Johnsonville village be evacuated. Ryman Healthcare corporate affairs manager David King said Ryman Healthcare got engineers in to check all of the buildings the morning following the quake. “As soon as the engineers expressed concerns about this particular block of apartments 18 residents were moved,” David explained. He said the remaining 20 residents in the apartment block, which has been refurbished in recent years, were moved the next day. “Engineers identified a risk and we weren’t willing to take that risk, we knew everyone had to be moved from the block.” David said engineers thought the earthquake had resulted in movement under the apartment block but they would know more over the coming weeks. In the meantime the 38 residents were moved to various places includ-

Malvina Major Retirement Village in Johnsonville. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

ing to Bob Scott Village in Petone which is also owned by Ryman Healthcare. Other residents have been staying with family members

while engineers look to see the extent of the damage on the village apartments. While the evacuation was tough on the residents, David

said they were “all very understanding”. “There was a risk, and the residents understand no risk is acceptable.”

Disability Pride Week to be held from Sunday Disability Pride Week starts on Sunday with plenty of events in Wellington for people to take part in. Disability Pride Week events take place to use positive action to raise an understanding of disability issues and moblise support for dignity, rights and wellbeing of disabled people. Sign language interpreters, audio describers, hearing loops and other accessibility features

will be available at the events thanks to funding from the Wellington Community Trust. One event has already been held. A “Telling Our Stories” workshop was held last Friday to identify the stories people wanted to tell and how they could do so for Disability Pride Week. The workshop was led by Tess Casey, the CEO of Inclusive NZ.

D i s a b i l i t y P r i d e We e k Launch This will take place on Sunday, November 27 at Te Papa Marae at 2pm. Wendi Wicks will lead the ceremony to launch Disability Pride Week. Afternoon tea will follow. Tape Art Mural This will take place on Thursday, December 1 at the Asteron Centre from 10am until 3pm. A mural will be created by

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The Wellington Cathedral of St Paul organ was damaged in last week’s earthquake. PHOTOS: Supplied

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A historic organ in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul suffered extensive damage during last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake which shook the country. The cathedral’s organist and director of music Michael Stewart said the structure on which the organ pipes are situated had been badly compromised. He said as no one had been allowed back inside the cathedral since last Tuesday afternoon, a detailed assessment of the damage had not been possible. “However, it is clear that some of the very large pedal pipes came adrift from their stays and fell onto other ranks of pipes, with two pipes falling into the chancel area of the

cathedral,” Michael explained. He said in order to make the area safe everything would need to be taken out of the organ chamber and they would need to start again from scratch. The original two-manual organ was installed in the first cathedral, now called Old St Paul’s, in 1877, Michael explained. He said the organ was built by TC Lewis and Company, an extremely well-respected organ builder and over the years it has been added to and then shifted into the present cathedral when it was opened in 1964. “It was consequently rebuilt by Croft in the early 1980s, and augmented to the 64 stop four manual organ it is today, comprising some 3531 pipes.”

Michael said the organ was a crucial component of the worship at the Cathedral so all efforts will be put into rebuilding or replacing the instrument. “First and foremost we need to make the area safe and salvage all the pipework that we can. After that, we have a very long road ahead to consult with experts and assess the direction we need to take,” Michael said. “I have been really heartened by the number of people from around the world who have been in touch offering support with this project.” A website is now up and running for those who wish to donate to restoring the historic organ.  Visit nz/projects/cathedral-organ to donate.


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Student’s talent lands him a trip to Korea By Sharnahea Wilson

A local student’s design skills landed him a trip to South Korea with Weta Workshop co-founder Richard Taylor. Hening Wang of Karori decided to enter the third annual Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition in South Korea, in which he landed second place. “I saw the competition on

LinkedIn… I thought why not enter.” Hening is an international student who came from China to Wellington to study design with the ultimate dream of working at Weta Worshop. The brief for the design competition was for students to imagine Korea as a country where petroleum-based fuel does not exist and everything is steam

Hening Wang of Karori with his entry to the Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

powered. “What’s your version of this industrialized, Asian steampunk world,” the brief read. Hening, who has a degree in film design from China, studied Digital Media Design at Yoobee Design School in Wellington this year. Hening said as he had never travelled to Korea before he needed to do a lot of research before completing his design. “I found some really interesting things during my research,” he said. Hening included in his picture of a steampunk train station traditional costume and Korean colours, Asianstyle architecture, and even some real Korean brands such as Samsung. “I had watched a brilliant Korean movie named Train to Busan that inspired me so much, I decided to draw a Seoul station because I think the steampunk style could match a train station perfectly.” The talented designer got to spend a week in Korea with the other New Zealand winner and two Korean winners, attending lectures and sight-seeing. Not only did Hening receive an award from Weta Workshop’s senior concept designer Daniel Falconer, he also recently received an international student excellence award from Bill English at the Wellington International Student Excellence Awards. “I had never won any awards in China, and now I’ve won two,” he laughed. Hening is now looking to get a working Visa in New Zealand with the ultimate goal of landing a job at Weta Workshop.

A local Community Patrol is taking a step towards reducing car thefts with their Safer Plates day this weekend. The Wellinton North Community Patrol team will be installing tamper-resistant screws for just $5 outside the Churton Park New World supermarket on November 26. All profits from the day, which is supported by the Wellington City Council, will go to the community patrol to help them watch over the local area. New World Churton Park will be supporting a barbecue by supplying the sausages. Secretary of the community patrol Cheryl Austin said often plates are stolen from cars and installed on other vehicles when a crime is being committed. Northern ward Wellington City Councillor Malcolm Sparrow will also be there selling emergency water tanks.  If you would like to purchase a water tank, get in touch with Malcolm prior to the event at

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: We asked residents their opinion on the results of the 2016 American Elections where Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton

Pedee Fearon, Johnsonville

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“I think it was terrifying, I’m quite nervous to find out what it will mean for us.”

“It’s terrible, I think once people started saying Hillary was way ahead in the polls I started getting nervous because I think people underestimated Trump.”

“I think a lot of why Clinton didn’t win is because she’s female, it will be interesting to see what happens throughout the world.”

“I didn’t follow the election much but I wouldn’t have wanted Trump to win. Although he seems to be making a different noise since the election.”

“It wouldn’t have been my choice, but now we just have to live with it and see how it goes.”

Andy Cave, Johnsonville “It’s what I expected, but I was hoping for Bernie Sanders earlier on. My biggest thing is peace and ending the atrocities in Syria. Hillary Clinton wasn’t going to do that.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a silver Subaru Legacy station wagon was stolen from its overnight park on Ironside Road. It was recovered by Police but without its registration Plates. In Bannister Avenue a silver Subaru Legacy station wagon was broken into via a smashed front window. A mega boom portable speaker was stolen. A Toyota Hilux utility vehicle pulled into a service station on Johnsonville Road and pumped petrol into the vehicle. When all cards offered for payment were

declined the driver returned to the vehicle on the pretext of getting cash. He did not return, instead he drove off at speed. A lady out for her customary walk at around 5pm in the area of Kipling Street, Bannister Avenue and Haumia Street was confronted by a young man with a skate board who indecently exposed himself. He hovered around her as she walked on and attempted to commit the offence again. However, when he saw her with a phone in her hand he covered up and left towards

Haumia Street. In Newlands a member of the public saw a man climb over the rear fence of a timber yard in Newlands Road. When challenged the man said he had permission and proceeded to take a quantity of reinforcing steel mesh which was taken away in a Toyota Hilux truck. The Police have been provided with full details of the vehicle. A man entered a house in Cedarwood Street through an unlocked sliding door. He took a portable heater, a roll of chicken

wire and other small items and put them in his truck. The victim returned and held the culprit until Police arrived. A red BMW saloon parked (possibly insecure) in Oswald Crescent was entered. The offender has used orange spray paint to spray parts of the interior and a bottle of coolant has been emptied into the boot. A jacket, bank card, headphones and other small items have been taken. A green Toyota hatchback parked insecure in Miles Crescent was entered and a gym bag

with gym gear, bank card and house keys were stolen. In Khandallah an insecure door in the garage of a house in Punjab Street gave easy access and two motor cycle jackets and a motor cycle key were stolen. The door of a locked garden shed in Benares Street was broken into by wrenching off the door handle. A weed trimmer and a can of petrol were stolen. In Grenada Village a marble statue of a horse was stolen from an unlocked garage in Mark Avenue.

Get involved in White Ribbon Day This year’s White Ribbon Day will see a variety of events in Wellington, delivering a serious message while providing community activities for the whole family. White Ribbon Day is on November 25, however, events will take place across the region throughout the week. A key event will be the White Ribbon Fun Run on Friday from Parliament to Civic Square starting at 11.30am. The Fun Run is a team event where men hold a long white ribbon (provided) and run along a pre-determined route through the CBD in Wellington. The aim is to demonstrate that men want to help end men’s violence towards women. While the run is not generally competitive there will be the usual friendly rivalry between the New Zealand Defence Force and New Zealand Police who will make up the bulk of the runners. Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Tim Keating, became a White Ribbon Ambassador late last year and since then the NZDF has been actively involved in the campaign to educate men about non-violent attitudes towards women. This year NZDF personnel will be engaging in activities through-

Singers at last year’s Churton Park Community Association Carols. PHOTO: Supplied.

This year’s White Ribbon riders. PHOTO: Supplied

out New Zealand to support the cause. Staff on camps and bases will be doing their bit for the cause at a local level, while nationally two White Ribbon torches – commissioned to shine a light on the issue of domestic violence – have started a journey at opposite ends of the country, meeting in Wellington on Friday. At the end of the journey, one torch will be placed permanently in the foyer of the Defence Force Headquarters in Wellington, while the other will be passed on to New Zealand Police, a symbol of the Defence Force challenging other public sector organisations to tackle domestic violence.

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The Churton Park Community Association is gearing up for another festive season with their annual carols set to be fun for the whole family. Association member Avinash Shrivastava said the event, which will be held at Amesbury School in Churton Park, was going to be a festive night all could enjoy. “We will have the Salvation Army Brass Band there as well as choir children from Amesbury and Churton Park Schools.” Big crowds usually turn out to these community carols and Avinash invited families to bring a picnic and enjoy a night of Christmas songs. The Association will be raising

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Young leaders awarded for their efforts By Sharnahea Wilson

Local students were acknowledged for their hard work at the annual Wellington North Primary Schools’ Citizenship Awards ceremony on Monday. The ceremony, organised by Wellington City Councillor Malcolm Sparrow, with the help of fellow northern ward councillors Jill Day and Peter Gilberd rewarded young community leaders from nine local schools. One student from each of Amesbury, Bellevue, Churton Park, Johnsonville, Newlands, Paparangi, Rewa Rewa and West Park Schools, as well as two students from Newlands Intermediate were each awarded a trophy and certificate, and

had their name engraved on a special plaque for their school. “The awards are presented to the Year 6 and/or Year 8 student who has shown true leadership, citizenship [and] contribution to school life,” Mr Sparrow said. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester was there to present the awards to each deserving student on the night and had some words of wisdom for the young leaders. “Service and leadership in my mind go together. You have already shown [these qualities] but the challenge is now to continue to do this.” Billboards which feature the winners alongside the mayor and local councillors will soon be placed around the northern suburbs.

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Local business contributes to milliondollar MRI machine By Sharnahea Wilson

In a random act of kindness a local shop owner put on a gala to raise funds for a much-needed MRI machine for Wellington Hospital. After rain deterred the event on November 12, Sharon Gill from Wellington Spices in Newlands successfully held the gala at Newlands Mall on November 13. When Sharon heard an advertisement on the radio from the Wellington Hospitals Foundation saying they needed help to raise funds, she knew she had to do something to contribute. “My husband had a heart

attack and a stroke and had to wait for hours on end before he could have an MRI scan,” Sharon explained. The gala which featured stalls and karaoke raised $340 for the new MRI scanner, and Sharon also has a collection box in store which will go towards the new machine. On Monday Shona Brunton, Wellington Hospitals Foundation grants, administration and major partnerships manager, collected the donation from Wellington Spices. “The help from the community to raise money for a second MRI machine for the hospital has been awesome,” Shona said.

“What Sharon did was fantastic.” Shona said due to long waiting times, a second MRI machine was well-needed at the Wellington Hospital. The new machine has already been bought and cost $1.5 million, 1 million of which had to be raised by the Wellington Hospitals Foundation. Shona said the community contributions had been a huge help in their biggest fundraising campaign to date.  The campaign is set to wrap up by Christmas, if you would like to donate to the MRI machine visit www.whf.

Wellington Ballet decided to brighten up the week last week with free dance classes in Johnsonville for budding ballerinas. Monique Koorey, director of Wellington Ballet, said many young children would have been stressed by last Monday’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake. She said not only was the earthquake stressful for youngsters, but so were the subsequent aftershocks, as well as the storm and flooding that came in the days to follow. “A lot of activities were cancelled during the week. It was an ideal time to offer a free dance class to help the

children escape what was happening around them for a bit,” she said. Eight pre-schoolers got the chance to learn some skills at the class held at Johnsonville Community Centre last Thursday. Monique said the children enjoyed a range of dance activities with teacher Miss Michelle. Wellington Ballet offers classes for boys and girls from two and a half years old. Lessons are held in Khandallah, Newlands and Johnsonville.  The school is taking enrolments for 2017 now. Find out more at www.

Artist finds joy in the mundane Christmas A Karori artist is creating joy from the mundane with h is Wellington-inspi red urban sketches. Wellingtonians will be acutely aware of their surroundings in the aftermath of last week’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake and subsequent shakes. Being aware of what is around him is something Wellington a r tist Ada m Errington has always been in tune with, and he is now sharing that fascination at his inaugural exhibition, Exhibition of Wellington Urban Sketches. Adam said urban sketching is a global movement and he is drawn to the authenticity of the approach. “I have been sketching local scenes that appeal to me without analysis or second guessing. I draw on location and it forces me to simply follow what I see. Then I colour it at home,” Adam explained. “For me urban sketching is a way of fi nding joy in the mundane.” Adam will showcase 30 works at the Leeds Street Bakery Café from Friday, November 18 through to the

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end of the year. Included in the line-up will be everyday Wellington sights such as The Dixon Street steps and Fidels Café. Ad a m is a desig ner a t C lu s t e r C r e a t ive ,

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Shoppers of Johnsonville’s Countdown supermarket can hear a familiar voice this festive season as a local carol singer spreads some Christmas joy in the city. Vicki Payne has been a popular singer in the Johnsonville community ever since she moved to Fraser Avenue earlier this year. “People in Johnsonville have been so encouraging,” Vicki said. “It’s been a great confidence boost as a singer to be out here and get such wonderful feedback.” Vicki is now organising a fundraising concert next month for Childfund New Zealand, to take place in the city and is hoping locals will get out to support her. “I’ve actually been to Africa and seen people starving. In some of those countries there is no hope for aid from inside the country – it’s up to us to reach out and help them.” This particular fundraiser will be targeted towards helping provide basic supplies for victims of the recent drought in Zambia, due to be shipped before Christmas. The concert will be a one-hour performance of some classic Christmas songs sung by Vicki and with other items such as a dancer and three male soloists as ‘We Three Kings’. “I’ve tried to make it interesting enough so that families will also be able to come along. I hope everyone will feel very welcome to join us.”  Vicki will perform two concerts which will take place at St John’s in the city at 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 3.


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Johnsonville Lions get set for the festive season Some of the ballerinas to feature in this week’s Khandallah Ballet Academy production. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

Ballerinas twirl into action By Sharnahea Wilson

Dancers from the Khandallah Ballet Academy will step out onto the stage in style this weekend with colourful costumes for their annual end-of-year production. Ballet teacher Carolyn McKeefry said months of planning and hardwork went into preparing the production which would feature themes of Edwardian Dolls as well as Indian-inspired dance and Sleeping Beauty excerpts. “The show will start with a piece which is set in an old Edwardian doll shop,” Carolyn explained. She said first half of the show, made up of students of all ages, would feature Russian, Scottish, ballerina, Polish, and Arabian dolls. The first part of the second half will feature an Indian dance by Carolyn

McKeefry’s adult students. “It is a great opportunity for them to be able to perform on stage,” Carolyn said. Carolyn said she was excited to be able to put on a show with excerpts from Sleeping Beauty which will be performed to the original music by Tchaikovsky. “We have never done Sleeping Beauty before so it’s exciting.” Carolyn said even some of her previous students who graduated at the end of last year, and who have been in Dunedin studying this year, have come back to perform in the show. “It’s wonderful to have them back; it’s like having members of your family come back.”  The production will be held this Sunday at 3pm at Te Whaea Performing Arts Theatre in Wellington. Door sales will be available on the day.

The Johnsonville Lions are gearing up for Christmas with their inaugural festive events set to light up the suburb. “Arrangements are well in hand for our two community Christmas events this year,” Johnsonville Lions Club president Ralph Gracie said. The Lions are set to impress again this year with the Christmas Parade in early December and a community Christmas sing-a-long at the Johnsonville Community Centre. Lion Parade convener Rosemary Cook said the club was pleased to have a large number of entries for this year’s parade on December 3. She said the parade would continue to focus on showcasing local community

Community Centre. Carols project leader Lion Sandra Gaelic said the carols would be fun for the whole family. “In addition to singing familiar carols we will have brief musical interludes, and will have blankets etc available so that young families can ‘picnic’ in the hall. Lions will be joined by local Scouts who are fundraising for travel to next year’s Jamboree. Sandra said donations of non-perishable food items would also be accepted for Lions’ local foodbank.  For more information or to get involved with the Johnsonville Lions Club, contact Stephen Cook at 972 2036 or email

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Local girl wins Royal New Zealand Navy Competition Neakiry Kivi, Rear Admiral John Martin and Marion Campbell. PHOTO: Supplied.

A local girl has come out on top following a nationwide art competition held by the Royal New Zealand Navy. The winners of the Operation Neptune: Secondary Schools Creative Competition, were announced at a special presentation to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Navy, on Sunday. The competition saw students develop creative proposals relating to one of the Navy’s key themes, either, “Our Navy: courage, commitment, comradeship” or “Our Navy: our roots, our story, our mission”. Each entrant was given license

groups. “We plan to have an enjoyable parade for the public and participants alike,” she said. Arrangements have been made for a traffic detour from 11am to 12.30pm to enable the parade to proceed. “Although cancellation of the Wellington City parade has caused increased costs for this community event we are keen that it continues,” Rosemary said. “Financial support from a number of sources including the Johnsonville Charitable Trust, the Community Centre, and Mall management has ensured that we are able to provide enjoyment to thousands of local residents.” The Christmas sing-a-long will take place on Friday, December 9 at 6pm in the

to create in any medium, with the seven finalists’ compositions ranging from videos, and musical compositions, to murals and paintings. Samuel Marsden College student Neakiry Kivi won the Year 12/13 section of the competition for her choral composition “He Heremana Ahau”, an unaccompanied choral piece of music in four parts, with background narration. The Year 12 student used her school’s 22-strong senior girls’ choir to perform her composition and won $3000 to contribute to her tertiary study. “It’s really an honour to win first

prize, I’m so grateful for everything the Navy have offered me. They supported me through the whole process and gave me the freedom to explore what I wanted. “It was very challenging at times to craft my piece to address the given themes, but in the end I hope I did it justice,” Neakiry said. Head of music at Samuel Marsden College, Marion Campbell, said she was impressed by the spirit of Neakiry’s competition. “Neakiry is an outstanding pianist, choral singer and composer and this competition has enabled her to take her skills to the next level,” she said.

Every product has a story, and Sustainable Trust is encouraging locals to make it a good story this Christmas. The Trust is holding a Twilight Market on November 25, with stallholders handpicked for their products – from kids’ clothing to candles to jam – all locally made, ethically sourced or not harmful to the environment. “Presents under the Christmas tree have often had a harmful impact on the environment or on the people who made it before they’re unwrapped by someone you love,” market organiser Rena Kohere said. “We want to make it easy for people to buy well this Christmas – to feel safe in the knowledge that the gifts they’re giving not only didn’t harm, but often helped the people involved in bringing it to you.” Marketgoers will be able to talk to producers about the life of the gifts they are buying. Moon Turtle will be there with their mood journals – a diary created by two young Wellington designers who

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20 Wednesday November 23, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS! TIME FOR GIFTS! (Yes, I Know I'm Early!) I believe it is a privilege and honour to be trusted with the sale of your home or investment property. So when you list your property with me between now and Christmas Day I'm going to show my appreciation with a few gifts: Need to tidy up your property first? List it with me now and I'll pay up to $1000 towards cleaning, gardening, off-site storage, or a skip bin. Why? Property presentation is one of four key elements to achieving an outstanding price (I'll look after the other three for you as well). Don't need that help? No problem - I'll wipe $1000 off your marketing costs. I guarantee that in the week leading up to presenting your offers I will focus 100% on getting an outstanding price for the sale of your property. Anyone else wanting to list with me will simply have to wait. It's a gift of my time and is part of how I get outstanding results:


We were blown away when in the end Murray got 13 offers on our property & he managed to get us a sale price 49% above RV. He did exceedingly well & we still can't quite believe it. We can't recommend Murray enough. He made the sale of our property an enjoyable process from afar. Kylie and George, Western Austrailia


I won't foget your Chritmas present - Promise!

If you're thinking of selling And want the best price We need to talk!

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