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Challenge 2000 founder Kitty McKinley, Wiremu Mackey of the Challenge 2000 group, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English and Challenge 2000 director Steve O’Connor. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
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Challenge 2000 founder Kitty McKinley, director Steve O’Connor and other representatives shared with Mr English their views on why the youth justice age should be raised from 17 to 18, as well as personal stories from local youths. “It was a great opportunity to share our views and have a good general discussion,” Steve, who
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encourage people to make safe travel plans before they head out. “We also want people to be aware that they may still be over the limit the next day, or not particularly well-rested. It’s therefore sensible to consider delaying travel, taking alternative transport, or asking a friend to drive you. “If everyone follows this simple advice, we can look forward to a safe and enjoyable holiday period for all.”
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gal limit of 400 micrograms per litre of breath, while four drivers were issued infringements under the lower adult alcohol limit of 250-450mcg,” Superintendent Steve Greally, national manager road policing, said. He said a small number of infringements were issued for heavy vehicle safety issues. Mr Greally said police were overall pleased with the results. “The low numbers show that people are making good decisions and keeping themselves and
them into a “training school on how to be a better criminal”. “We know what works; we have seen the damaging effects of 17-year-olds going through the adult court system.” Steve said there was a common misperception that the youth courts did not give harsh enough punishments to young offenders. “I think people don’t understand the reality of the youth justice system and that leads to knee-jerk reactions.” He said in youth courts 17-yearolds would still be given punishments, but they would have programmes to help them get back on track and they would not be stuck with a criminal record. “We want to encourage people to make informed comments about the youth justice age.” The Challenge 2000 group discussed with Mr English the services they provide to youth and how they could help if the youth justice age was to be raised. Mr English said he learned a lot from the visit, and also heard a number of issues that had been raised before. “It shows the kind of expert range of support [in New Zealand] for young people.”
Though the Deputy Prime Minister was cagey about his personal view of raising the youth justice age to 18, he said it was something the Government would continue to discuss. “It’s been proposed. We have had a review of the children in the youth justice system. “There’s a lot of change going on.” When asked if raising the youth justice age would be viable financially, Mr English said “from a financial point of view we are working on getting to grips with challenges one by one”. Kitty said she was grateful the Deputy Prime Minister had taken the time to visit, and listen to what they had to say. Kitty and Steve said they were happy to talk to people about the youth justice system and invited locals to contact them if they had any questions. You can contact the Challenge 2000 team on 04 4776827 or you can visit www.challenge2000.org.nz Do you think the youth justice age should be raised from 17 to 18? Send us your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Malvina Major Figaro apartments to be demolished By Sharnahea Wilson
The Figaro Apartments at Malvina Major Retirement Village in Johnsonville will be demolished due to damage caused by the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake, which hit on November 14, saw 38 residents evacuated from the apartment block after engineers discovered the building was unsafe. Ryman Healthcare corporate affairs manager David King said the block which includes 40 apartments could not be repaired. “The engineers report recommended the building be demolished.” David said the project would cost close to $10 million and could take up to 18 months to complete. In the meantime the evacuated residents were moved to
various places with most of them going to Bob Scott Village in Petone, which is also owned by Ryman Healthcare. David said Ryman Healthcare had been in this position before when one of the villages was damaged in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. He said the safety of the residents was the first priority. “We also need to give the residents certainty that their homes will be rebuilt from scratch to the highest standard.” David said the new building will match the current one in terms of the number of apartments, but will differ in design. He did, however, ensure there would be “no extra capital cost” to the residents. Ryman Healthcare have met with a demolition contractor and are now waiting on permission to demolish before the work can get underway.
Emergency earthquake legislation welcomed Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has welcomed the Government’s emergency earthquake legislation giving councils the power to compel building owners to conduct structural engineers checks following earthquakes. “I certainly plan to be using these powers in the event of future earthquakes,” he said. “Right now, the responsibility lies solely with the building owner. That’s not good enough and I’m pleased to the see the Government giving councils more powers to make sure these checks are done.” He said high quality, robust safety checks were a vital part of ensuring Wellingtonians had confidence in their city.
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Christmas carols are set to light up locals’ spirits this festive season with performances taking place outside the historic Khandallah Town Hall. Four performances will take place across three days of Music in the Village, and local students are set to impress the suburb with their cheery Christmas songs. This year’s carols have been organised by the Khandallah Business Association and will feature songs by Cashmere
School, Sing for Your Life, St Benedict’s School and Khandallah School. Sue Clothier of the business association said the Christmas lights have been put up on the town hall and it was “looking wonderful”. “Next week we have arranged for the local Khandallah schools to sing outside the Town Hall,” Sue explained. “We organised this last year for the first time and it was very popular. We really appreciate the schools getting involved in this function.”
Wellington’s queer community will be hosting an event to hit back at comments made by Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki that earthquakes were caused by “gays, sinners, and murderers”. Gayquake will be held at the San Francisco Bath House in Wellington from 7pm, Sunday, December 4. It will feature local bands HEX, Disasteradio and The Klaus Vermillion Quartet. All proceeds will be donated to Kaikoura communities affected by the earthquakes. Tickets to Gayquake will be $10 waged and $5 unwaged. For more information head to their Facebook event.
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Historic cottage opens doors Possibly the prettiest writers residency in the country, Randell Cottage will be holding its annual Open Day on Sunday, December 4 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Trustees and members of the Friends of the Randell Cottage will be on hand to share its stories and those of the family who lived there. Built in 1867 and expanded in 1874, the Cottage is one of the ten oldest buildings in Wellington. It was gifted to the Randell Cottage Writers Trust by the Price family in 2001 after a painstaking restoration project, which saw the Prices haunting demolition yards and poring over Victorian wallpaper catalogues. It’s provided a haven for thirty writers from New Zealand and France – made possible by the support of Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand-France Friendship Fund, the Embassy of France and the Wellington City Council.
Millwood Press publisher, community stalwart Ruth Gotlieb and children’s book writer Sophie Siers and a recent book launch. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
“Artists, ladies and gentleman, are not made, they are born.” These were the words of wisdom given by Wellington stalwart Ruth Gotlieb at a recent launch of children’s books ‘The Viaduct Postcard’ and ‘Allis Helps on the Farm’. Ruth introduced ‘The Viaduct Postcard’ written by Kelburn writer Susan Price as well as ‘Allis Helps on the Farm’, the second in a series by Sophie Siers who was born and raised in Ngaio. “What an important role in our lives reading plays,” Ruth said at the launch, which took place at The Children’s Book Shop in Kilbirnie last Wednesday. The former City Councillor said the challenge for contemporary writers was to make “new things familiar and familiar things new”. ‘Allis Helps on the Farm’ is the endearing tale of a little tractor who struggles to pull a heavy load of hay up a hill to some hungry cows. “It’s so informative about tractors,” Ruth said. “Allis has been brought to life… behind that steel exterior beats a heart of gold.”
Sophie Siers, who won Best First Book at the New Zealand Children’s Book Awards for ‘Allis the Little Tractor’, acknowledged her illustrator as a “wonderful artist”. She said rather than writing the story and having illustrator Helen Kerridge come up with images to fit the words, the pair worked on developing the story and images together. “It was a rather unusual way of doing it… the story evolves with the illustration.” Sophie said the pair hopped on a tractor and trailer and drove over her farm taking roughly 1200 photos in six hours to draw inspiration for the exquisite illustrations. This unique children’s book also comes with a song which can be downloaded free with every book purchase. Both ‘The Viaduct Postcard’ and ‘Allis Helps on the Farm’ are available from many local book stores including Paper Plus in Johnsonville Mall, Marsden Books, Karori Mall bookshop, Kelburn Pharmacy, and Millwood Gallery. Sophie was excited to launch her second children’s book and said she had “no shortage of ideas” for more Allis adventures.
Wellington to host first photography festival in over a decade Wellington will be hosting its first photography festival in over a decade next year. The city will host the inaugural Photival Photography Festival in February. Photival is a photography festival for positive change and is being produced by GoldFish Creative, the team instrumental in delivering the LUX Light Festival and The Performance Arcade. The festival aims to make a positive social impact by connecting
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Students from a local primary school got creative for a new police campaign aimed at getting motorists to slow down. Eleven-year-olds Katherine Davies and Louisa Boyer of Marsden School in Karori were selected as winners of the New Zealand Police and ACC Check Your Speed Campaign. The brief for the competition was for students to express how they feel about speeding, summer holidays and how having a crash would impact them – all through Haikus. One of Katherine’s Haikus and two of Louisa’s were selected to be
part of the campaign. As winners, the girls had to film a short advertisement and do a radio voice over, reading out their Haiku’s. “We sat at a desk and chair with an open book and we had to read out of the book and pretend animations were coming out of it at the same time,” Katherine said. “I didn’t realise how much went into making a small ad.” Louisa had already been skilledup in the art of writing Haiku, being a keen writer. She said the message she wanted to get across was about her summer holidays and how each year her family travels up north, has a Kiwi Christmas and spends a lot of time
at the beach. Louisa was also surprised about the processes that went into making television and radio advertisements. “I didn’t realise how many takes there would be.” Marsden Primary School teacher Rebecca George, who took the girls through the processes of writing Haiku poems, was proud the students had been selected for the campaign. “I think it’s a fantastic experience for them and it’s a lovely way to be able to teach an integral part of the curriculum.” The girls got the chance to read their haikus to a crowd at the official launch for the campaign held at The Boatshed on Tuesday.
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A pair of native birds have taken on the challenges of a residential suburb and won – successfully hatching three chicks. Two spur-winged plovers wowed Woodridge residents when they managed to hatch three chicks on the lawn in the middle of a busy area, fending off pests and noise alike. Northern ward councillor Peter Gilberd, also of Woodridge Planters, was impressed the birds managed to nest on the ground in a busy area, when the species would usually nest in the quiet countryside. “I just think that it is a great
achievement to be able to raise a family of three birds right in the middle of a bunch of houses,” he said. “The parents were very territorial, and protected their eggs from all sorts of pests.” Woodridge resident Dr Renate Ranka, along with her husband and two sons, followed the development of the spur-winged plover chicks. She said her family has got in the new habit of checking on the chicks in the morning and after school, and work. “They seemed so vulnerable in this open urban environment, so we were a little bit worried about their fate,” Renate explained. She said they were relieved every
time they were able to spot all three of the chicks. “It was so nice to watch how fast they are growing bigger.” She said as a foreigner she was impressed by not only New Zealand’s beautiful nature but also by how much locals cared about the environment and nature. “So many people understand the value of nature and try to help in very different ways. “So many people did care about this birds` family. It is wonderful.” In just over 80 years since the first breeding record, the spurwinged plover has gone from a fully protected native to having that protection removed in 2010.
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Meet and greet with artist at Millwood Gallery By Sharnahea Wilson
The last of Millwood Gallery’s 35th birthday celebrations is nearing, and it’s set to be a special one. This unique birthday celebration brings with it the chance for locals to meet artist Philip Beadle at the opening of his exhibition this Friday. The exhibition titled ‘Philip Beadle: Travels with a Paintbrush’ will run from 6pm to 7pm on December 2, and exhibition goers will get the
opportunity to talk to the artist about his work. “It’s a good opportunity to come up, say hello, and find out what makes me tick,” Philip said. The works being exhibited, over a 10 day period, cover a diverse range of locations including Venice, Rome, Rarotonga, Wellington, Marlborough and the Wairarapa. Philip is a self-taught artist who has a long history with Thorndon’s Millwood Gallery. He works in oils, watercolour,
drypoint and monotype, and enjoys working with colour and light. Painting trips overseas and his immediate environment are a continuing influence and gave the exhibition its title. “My paintings are about my travels – usually with the family on board,” Philip said. Millwood Gallery, which has always been a combination of art gallery and bookshop, was established in the Tinakori Road Village in 1981 by Ngaio woman Judy Siers. Since 1991 it has been owned and operated by Murray Pillar. Millwood has been exhibiting Philip’s work for more than 25 years and Murray was pleased Philip’s exhibition could wrap up the gallery’s birthday celebrations. “Customers have expressed genuine delight about Millwood’s longevity and have passed on their good wishes as they have been attending the art and author events that have made up our 35th birthday festival,” Murray said. Murray said it would be useful to RSVP to the exhibition by Thursday, December 1 millwoodgallery@xtra. co.nz 04 473 5178. The exhibition runs until December 11.
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Locals’ efforts recognised Two locals were awarded well deserved awards for their commitment to assisting their community recently. Glenys Cathro and John Morrison were presented with Lloyd Morgan Lions Club Charitable Trust awards in recognition of their commitment to the community. Glenys received an Honoured Membership of the Trust to acknowledge her behind the scenes support of the Johnsonville Lions Club for more than four decades. Glenys has been involved through her husband Bruce’s Lions membership of some 46 years and has carried out many tasks to help the club achieve its community service. Lions Club president Ralph Gracie acknowledged the support Glenys had given to the Johnsonville Tennis Club for many years. “As Lions we should not overlook the support the community receives through our families” he said. Glenys recognised the work of local service groups and said she was “honoured to be presented with this award.”
Johnsonville Lions also recognised Churton Park resident John for his efforts over the years leading the community revegetation project and his work within the Churton Park Residents Association. Lions Community Director Sandra Gaelic said she was pleased the club was recognising John with the award. “His efforts and those of his volunteers, including fellow Lions, have transformed ugly areas into pleasant havens of native trees and grasses.” John said he was pleased to receive the support of many local community members, and it was satisfying to see the work of the community reflected in the growth of the revegetated areas. The Lloyd Morgan Lions Club Charitable Trust was set up by Lion Lloyd Morgan at the end of his year as world president of Lions Clubs International in 1980. Lloyd Morgan is the only New Zealander to have been world president for Lions Clubs. To get involved with Johnsonville Lions contact Stephen Cook at Johnsonville@lionsclubs.org.nz.
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you think the youth justice age in New Zealand (17) is acceptable or should it be raised to 18?
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“It depends on the crime but I think youth court would be better [for 17-year-olds].”
“I think you should know what’s right from wrong at 17.”
“I think 17 is fine.”
“I think we should bring it into line with other liberal western countries, youngsters shouldn’t have to go through the trauma of the adult court system.”
“I have a 17-year-old, I think they’re still very young – no matter how grown up they think they are I think they’re still too young for [the adult court system].”
Stuart Marshall, Johnsonville “I’ve always thought 17 was a reasonable age, whilst 18 is in line with other legislation in New Zealand I still think 17 is a good age. If it’s not fundamentally broken, don’t fix it.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a vehicle parked in the driveway of a house in Ironside Road had its boot jemmied open and a quantity of power and hand tools were stolen. A sports club in Phillip Street was entered through a fire safety door and then through a forced kitchen door to access the bar area. Six bottles of alcohol and the till which contained cash were taken from the bar. A blue Ford Courier utility parked in Chesterton Street was stolen.
Two drive offs without paying for petrol occurred at a petrol station on Johnsonville Road. In each case the driver pumped the petrol and drove off without making any attempt to pay. In Newlands a house in Horokiwi Road West was entered although there is no sign of a forced entry. The occupant had been away for a few days and on return found the house had been searched. A jewellery box containing several items had
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Coffee cart comes to Crofton Downs By Sharnahea Wilson
A coffee cart with fresh food, sweets and delicious drinks has come to Crofton Downs Mitre 10 to cater to local’s coffee needs. Crofton Downs Mitre 10, owned and operated by the Hall family, opened a Columbus coffee cart at the end of September and Mitre 10 business development manager Korby Hall said so far, it is going well. The coffee cart caters to train commuters, people driving through the area, and their own in-store customers. “We see a lot of yellow cups in the store,” Korby said. The Hall family previously owned two awardwinning cafes which used Columbus coffee. The cafes were winners of the Westpac Franchisee of the Year Award in 2015, and they now aim to bring the same high quality of coffee and service to local customers. “We pride ourselves on offering an excellent shopping experience,” Korby said, with part of that experience being the chance to enjoy a delicious coffee while customers browse through the store. The coffee cart is open from 6.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday, and from 8am until 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Crofton Downs Mitre 10’s Columbus coffee cart. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson
Women’s Business Network Meeting A local business network is inviting local women to join them at their December meeting. Chrysalis for Women is an informal network group for women in small to medium sized businesses. All women are welcome to go along to their meeting on Wednesday, December 7 from 10.30am until 1pm at the Churton Park Community Centre. The cost will be $10 payable on the door. For more information and to RSVP email Kim on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 022 081 2586.
Thorndon Fair celebrates 40 years A local school is celebrating their annual fair’s 40th year this Sunday, and invites the community to go along and join in the fun. A Wellington favourite for forty years, on December 4, Thorndon Fair will again have great Christmas shopping, food and entertainment, and all just a stroll from the CBD. Established by the Thorndon Society in 1977, the Fair has been run by the Thorndon Primary School since 1983. School Principal Alistair du Chatenier is thrilled to see that the Fair is once again supporting Thorndon School. “We’re excited that over 300 stallholders and local retailers will line Tinakori Road and Hill Street selling fantastic food and gifts,” he said. “It’s going to be another great day out for all the family, and just what Wellingtonians need.” The festive fair is not just a shopping experience – Alistair is confident the entertainment will be a hit as well. “In the grounds of Premier House there will be a stage and throughout the day it will feature local performers, opening with our own Kapa Haka group at 10am.” Thorndon School students have been doing their bit as well by keeping busy making traditional fair games. The creative games will feature alongside the entertainment stage in the grounds of Premier House. Alistair was impressed by the efforts put in by his students. “They’ve been very creative. There is a bucket ball game, a bottle flip, a chess challenge and a few more. They will be very popular with young kids.” Thorndon Fair will run from 10am until 3pm on Sunday, December 4 on Tinakori Road and Hill Street. Entry by gold coin voluntary donation.
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St John’s Hall to be demolished By Sharnahea Wilson
St John’s Hall in Karori is another on the growing list of Wellington buildings that will need to be pulled down after the recent 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The building, which was used by many community groups, was closed immediately when it was discovered it had suffered extensive damage during the November 14 quake. Community and Youth Development worker at the Karori Community Centre Christoph Zintl said the building, which is owned by the Wellington City
Council, was far too dangerous for the public to enter. “We went and looked at it after the earthquake and it was a no brainer… I wouldn’t go near it.” Before the recent earthquakes the building had a yellow sticker, meaning it was in need of earthquake strengthening. Though the building was earthquake prone it had still been safe for community use, but when the 7.8 magnitude quake hit, Christoph said “the damage it did definitely pushed it over the limit”. The Karori Community
Centre is now doing its best to cater to those groups who were using St John’s Hall for everything from Pilates to church groups. “We’ve now lost a whole community space. “A lot of people were using the church hall and we are doing our best to accommodate those people,” Christoph said. It has not yet been confirmed when demolition work on St John’s Hall will commence. If community groups need a space to use they can get in contact with the Karori Community Centre on 4764968.
61 Molesworth Street is now being deconstructed. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
Demolition underway By Sharnahea Wilson
St John’s Hall in Karori has been fenced off to the public. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
The work to deconstruct the earthquake damaged 61 Molesworth Street building is officially underway. The Thorndon building was extensively damaged by the November 14, magnitude 7.8 earthquake which shook the country. A demolition contractor was hired to ‘deconstruct’ the nine-storey building using an 85-tonne ‘ultra-high-reach’ excavator. 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. Work to demolish the building is 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 pedestrians within around a week of demolition work starting.” Molesworth Street is still closed between the Hawkstone Street and Hill Street intersections.
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Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar is open and ready to welcome locals to experience all the festivities December brings. Enjoy a sumptuous pre-Christmas lunch or dinner buffet, available now until 24 December. Take the stress out of Christmas Day and indulge in Whitby’s renowned 25 December buffet, priced at $155 for adults and $75 for children. Whitby’s also offers an a la carte menu and a delectable High Tea service to enjoy with friends and family, year round. No public holiday surcharges apply! Enquire now with the team at Whitby’s. Phone 04 499 9500, email whitbys@ jamescookhotel.co.nz or book online via grandchancellorhotels.com.
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Help for Wellington businesses put in place, and were unable to move or operate from elsewhere. Mr Joyce said while the situation in the capital differed from Kaikoura, a small number of retail and hospitality businesses in Wellington were prevented from trading for an extended period of time because of the need to demolish buildings. It was expected the subsidy would help businesses along
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Molesworth St and Tory St. Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester welcomed the government’s announcement. “This has been a trying time for many Wellington businesses and their staff as cordons have forced closures in the interests of public safety.” The support subsidy will offer up to eight weeks of support for local businesses at a rate of $500 per week for a full time
employee and $300 per week for a part time employee. Mr Lester said the subsidy would mean businesses had the support they needed to get through, and work towards getting back on their feet. “We have worked closely with the government throughout the earthquake response and I want to thank them for listening and hearing the urgent need from local businesses.
“The job now is to make sure we are preparing for future earthquakes,” Mr Lester said. “We are urgently developing a list of resilience investments that can be brought forward to help us prepare, and we will be collaborating closely with the government. “It’s important we learn the lessons from this quake and that our capital city is well prepared for the future.”
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This year’s Churton Park Community Association Children’s Christmas Party was as popular as ever with children turning out in droves to celebrate the festive season. The start of the Christmas season in Churton Park was marked on November 26, with the community association’s annual children’s Christmas party, held at Churton Park School. From the very start, children were darting between facepainting, balloon animals, bouncy castle, bumper ball soccer, and a coconut shy, stopping only to sample the afternoon tea and hot dogs, association president Brian Sheppard said. The games came to a halt when Santa arrived in style in a fire engine, ready to hear what the local children wanted for Christmas. “Johnsonville’s fire engine was a magnet as children took the opportunity to see it close up,” Brian said. The Christmas spirit was topped-off by carols played by the Salvation Army band. “The children loved the thrill of the afternoon and parents appreciated that everything was free, as the entire event had been sponsored by the Community Association, and supported by Churton Park businesses,” Brian said.
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Your chance to sing with the Symphony Orchestra The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra is putting a Christmas spin on their annual free concert this year. All ages are invited to join them on Saturday, December 3 at Te Papa for a day of music to celebrate the silly season. The morning will kick off with a free concert featuring Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and excerpts from Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Composer, writer and performer, Chris Lam Sam, will bring fun and flair to the day, and will lend his multitude of talents as narrator and compere. Leading the orchestra is conductor Hamish McKeich, who has forged an impressive international career alongside a passionate loyalty for developing
contemporary and experimental music in New Zealand. Recently, he was named the NZSO’s Associate Conductor for 2017. In the afternoon, the NZSO invites locals to become a member of the NZSO Pop-up Carol Choir. Carols include Twelve Days of a Kiwi Christmas, Te Harinui and medleys of festive favourites. Singers of all ages and skills are welcome. Those not keen on singing can pop by to enjoy the afternoon carol concert. The day of carols on December 3 will start with the free concert from 11.30am-12.30pm, then the choir workshop will take place from 2.30pm3.30pm. The day will finish with the pop up choir from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.
City Council welcomes economic growth The Wellington City Council is in good spirits after learning Wellington’s economy has performed strongly over the last twelve months. Mayor Justin Lester welcome news that Wellington’s economy has performed strongly over the last year. “According to Infometrics’ Quarterly Economic Monitor, Wellington’s economy has grown by 2.7 per cent in the last year. The report notes this is driven by growth in business activity and strong population growth,” he said. “The stronger economy means more Wellingtonians are finding jobs, with our city’s unemployment rate now below the national average. “While these numbers are encouraging, we need to be mindful of the impact of [recent] quakes on future performance as this has been a difficult time for our businesses. It’s important we continue our investments in strengthening the local economy.” Simon Marsh, the council’s economic
development portfolio holder, said the city’s performance meant it was well placed to weather the economic difficulties caused by the November 14 and subsequent earthquakes. “The quakes will obviously have an impact on the local economy as some businesses have been closed and work was disrupted for many people. What these numbers show however is that our city is in good heart and the confidence is there for us to rebound,” he said. The Mayor said the report also contained good news about the city’s housing. “Wellington is beginning to make progress on increasing our housing stock, with residential consents up 48 per cent this year, compared to just 14 per cent nationally. “This will be a major focus for us in the months to come. We need to make sure housing in Wellington remains affordable, so we don’t end up facing similar issues to Auckland.”
Animates in Thorndon is giving pet lovers the chance to treat their pets while helping a charity in need. The company’s annual nationwide Giving Tree campaign, which supports the SPCA and the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust, is now underway running until Christmas Eve. Dog and cat owners can purchase a pet-safe advent calendar with cat and dog treats for the 24 days leading up to Christmas priced at $12.95, with 100 per cent of the profits going to the charities. Alternatively, customers can choose to make a donation of either $3, $5 or $10 to their preferred charity, select a Christmas bauble to personalise and place it on the Christmas tree in-store. Animates spokesperson, Jacqui Baigent said the funds raised from the advent calendars and donations made a real difference. “Christmas is about giving and sharing and it’s important not to forget that this extends to animals as well.
“Last year our generous customers helped raise $74,340 which was just fantastic,” Jacqui said. Mobility Dogs are trained to provide functional assistance with everyday tasks for New Zealanders living with long-term physical disabilities including Muscular Dystrophy, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Spinal Cord injuries and Cerebral Palsy. Jody Wilson, General Manager of Mobility Dogs said Mobility Dogs provided invaluable support for New Zealanders living with long-term physical disabilities. “We’re grateful for the support from Animates and the Giving Tree initiative which will help us continue to partner Mobility Dogs with Kiwis in need.” Last year’s funds were donated to the SPCA and the Mobility Dogs Assistance Trust. Since 2010, over 13,500 SPCA pets have been adopted to Animates customers to help SPCA with their mission to find a forever home for those pets.
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The photo is of Cashmere Heights Home resident Gladys Squire and volunteer Graeme Aiken. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson By Sharnahea Wilson
Enliven Central are taking the opportunity to thank their nearly 300 volunteers this International Volunteer Day. International Volunteer Day on December 5 will give Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, the opportunity to thank their generous volunteers and celebrate partnerships between volunteers and Enliven homes. Enliven Central has almost 300 dedicated volunteers supporting elders in Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Wairarapa and the greater Wellington region. Graeme Aiken, Canine Friends pet therapy volunteer, has been visiting Enliven’s Cashmere Heights Home in Johnsonville with his Bichon Frise, Tuppence, once a week for the last three years. “I was looking for something to do for my retirement that would help keep me active within the community,” Graeme said. “It’s really good coming here because I can bring Tuppence to see the residents and I get to chat with them as well. You get to
know everyone.” Every year Enliven homes benefit from volunteers whose time and services enrich the lives of elders, and this year has been no different according to Chris Graham, chief executive of Presbyterian Support Central. “Some of our volunteers have been around for a very long time. It’s inspiring to see how motivated people are to give back to their local communities by selflessly donating their time. We thank them for all their contributions this year and we look forward to having them on-board for 2017.” Enliven volunteers help by spending time with the residents and helping with a range of recreation activities including gardening with the residents, painting nails, baking and visiting with their children. “Without the hard work of volunteers, Enliven homes wouldn’t be able to offer quite as many activities and programmes as they do,” Chris said. To express your interest in becoming an Enliven volunteer at a rest home near you, free phone 0508 TO HELP or visit www. enlivencentral.org.nz.
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Migrations to Wellington on show A new exhibition in the city will highlight the migrations and journeys of people and objects to Wellington. Wellington Museum’s exhibition Nga Heke, which opened on November 26, is an experience about other’s journeys through different perspectives in on unique space. Nga Heke has a contemporary feel with a rib-like structural design with a modern gallery feel which includes bold, strong graphics. The space brings Maori voices with new works by young contemporary Maori artists, writers and poets in the Mana Whenua section. Tina Makereti, Maori Curator at Wellington Museum said Nga Heke referred to the many migrants that travelled to Wellington from different areas. “There’s a physical meaning as well, which is the rafters of a traditional Wharenui which are called ‘Heke’ or ‘Ribs’ so when designing the space we were thinking about the reasonances of the rib-like structure, and how Nga Heke links all these different people into this area – and the many different journeys that people and objects take.” The works stand alongside Te Whanganui a Tara, one of the most prized taonga Maori at Wellington Museum, the tukutuku and poupou panel by Rangi Hetet, the late Erenora Puketapu-Hetet and their whanau. Other objects on display have their own story and connection to the Wellington region. From the Evergreen Coffee House sign to the effigy of Archibald Baxter which reflects a social and cultural history of Wellington. The exhibition also features alternate histories, where visitors will be offered a choice of two different historical possibilities, and they can decide and vote on which one they prefer.
Street party for local scouts
Ngaio locals enjoy a sausage sizzle at the recent street party. PHOTO: Supplied. By Sharnahea Wilson
The Ngaio community got together at the weekend to enjoy food, check out Christmas goods and lend a hand to the local scouts. The annual Ngaio Village Street Party was run by the Ngaio Scout Group to bring the community together at the same time as raising funds for the much-needed
development of their scout hall. Scout leader Hadyn Nicolls said a steady flow of people wandered through the village on Saturday and enjoyed baking and sausages while they checked out Christmas goods from local stores and scout calendars promoting the scout photography school. He said the event was “mainly to fundraise for the rebuild of our hall which we hope to start early
next year”. The renovations, which will cost $45,000 would include a new kitchen, a new toilet block, insulation, a heat pump and a new ward room. “The Fundraising is in full swing and we are waiting on some Grants which may get us over the line, without these, we have a lot more fundraising to do,” Hadyn said.
Cracking down on family violence
Marsden School girls with Marsden director of primary Celia McCarthy. PHOTO: Juliette Rickman
Spreading joy with acts of kindness For the past 12 years New Zealand has celebrated a special Random Acts of Kindness day on September 1, the only country in the world to have a national RAK day. Ma rsden School asked why people only celebrate random acts
of kindness one day a year. Marsden Chaplain Sarah King inspired Marsden Primary students this term to get creative. She encouraged them to come up with spontaneous, planned or anonymous Random Acts of Kindness at school, home or in the
community. The students have enthusiastically and imaginatively embraced the concept. Primary Director, Celia McCarthy, found a daisy chain hanging on her door recently with a card to say “You’ve been RAK’d”.
A Victoria University psychology professor says New Zealand needs a system to reduce family violence and help victims recover. The call for improved responses to perpetrators of family violence was made clear in a paper published by the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse. The report said better responses to perpetrators were needed if New Zealand’s high rate of family violence was to be cut. “Victims of family violence absolutely need specialist services and support to enable their safety and recovery,” author Professor Devon Polaschek, from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Psychology said. “To reduce rates of family violence, we also need to invest in a system that responds to perpetrators. “New Zealand has no such system and responses are piecemeal, insufficient and mired in a complex web of bureaucracy.” Behaviour change programmes were too short to change the behaviour of a lifetime, and funding for people self-referring to programmes was limited, she said. Professor Polaschek called for responses by Police, Courts, Corrections, Child Protection and non-Government agencies to be based on high quality evidence and a shared conceptual understanding, better integrated and extending beyond simply responding to crises. “Perpetrator responses will also be more effective if more funds are invested in public education and social marketing campaigns, similar to road safety campaigns. “These efforts work to change norms that enable violence, including questioning gender roles, especially what it is to be a man, a partner, and a father in New Zealand. “Family violence includes intimate partner violence, child abuse and abuse of any family or whanau member.” White Ribbon Day was on November 25 —as was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The paper is available from https://nzfvc.org.nz/ issues-paper-11-responding-perpetrators-familyviolence.
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North Wellington recruits soccer star Ben Sigmund Former All White and Wellington Phoenix player Ben Signmund is getting back in the game, playing for North Wellington Football Club in the 2017 season. In July this year, North Wellington Football signed Ben Sigmund as its Football Development Manager. North Wellington Club Chairman, David Rayner, said Ben had been a real asset to North Wellington. “In a very short space of time the momentum and passion that he brings to his role has been very evident.” The club is now enjoying the benefits Ben has brought to the role through the introduction of male and female youth development academies, with an “ex-
ceptional” calibre of coaching provided for the programmes. “Having Ben work alongside the youth players of our future has shown real benefits,” David said. Ben recently confirmed he will transfer from Cashmere Technical, where he played during the 2016 season, to North Wellington for the 2017 season. “The opportunity to walk the walk as well as talking the talk was too good to resist and I am very much looking forward to working with the men’s Premier team in the upcoming season,” Ben said. “It will be great to be closer to home during the winter season and enjoy my football within a club which is continuing to focus on being professional,
lifting their game, and shaping the future of football in our region.” David said with Ben’s involvement in the club, North Wellington is receiving more enquiries from players wanting to be part of the exciting new ventures they have introduced. “This brings the challenge of team numbers increasing but this is not a bad problem to have as far as the club is concerned,” he said. The club is actively targeting coaches wishing to build high calibre teams, David said. “North Wellington Football is delighted that Ben will be playing for us. We know that the skill and passion he brings both on and off the field will be a real attribute for the club.”
Forty years of Wellington fun runs Wellington’s well-known fun run is set to celebrate its 40th annual event next February with registrations now open. With Sport Wellington seeing more than 800 per cent growth since it took over the organisation of the Cigna Round the Bays Fun Run in 1999, CEO Phil Gibbons was confident the 40th event will be one of the biggest and best yet. “We are focused on working alongside our principal sponsor Cigna New Zealand to deliver an event that allows everyone in the region to come into the city and enjoy the really fantastic experience that we recognise as Cigna Round the Bays,” Phil said. “Once again, the event will be delivered in keeping with our vision that ‘everyone in the greater Wellington region has a life-long involvement in sport and active recreation’.” Lance Walker, CEO Cigna New Zealand, agreed and said the opportunity to encourage the
Cigna Round the Bays Fun Run celebrates 40 years
wider Wellington region to get out and get active was central to its sponsorship. “Your health is the most important thing you can protect and helping our communities maximise their health and wellbeing is a huge priority for us.” This year Cigna is encouraging participants to #STEPITUPNZ – a campaign aimed to encourage entrants to set a goal for Cigna Round the Bays 2017 – whether it is running the 6.5km that they walked last year, participating with their kids or improving their time from last year. Cigna Round the Bays will be held on Sunday, February 19 on Wellington’s waterfront with registrations already open. The event will again feature four distance options: the 6.5km Fun Run, Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk, Bluebridge 10km and the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon. Achilles New Zealand is again the official charity of the event.
Sports talk with Jacob Page...
This is the sporting year of the upset Even if you ignore Donald Trump’s scarcely believable rise to leader of the free world, sport has provided many an upset in 2016. Take Ireland’s first win over the All Blacks in their 111-year rivalry. How about Italy, of all countries, beating the Springboks last weekend? Droughts have also been
broken. The Chicago Cubs won baseball’s World Series for the first time in 108 years. How about Leicester City’s staggering triumph in the English Premier League? The team with a tiny budget which refused to accept the script. Iceland knocked England out of Euro 2016. If you’re thinking anyone beating
England in a major football tournament is not an upset, then I accept your point choking is an affliction after all. The Cronulla Sharks won their first NRL rugby league crown after being touted as a club incapable of winning the big one. A tag which now must come close to hanging around the necks of the New
Zealand Warriors. The great thing about sport is that you get all the drama without the scripts. Sure, there were still dead certainties in sport. Usain Bolt comes racing to mind, UFC fighter Conor McGregor is another but this year, those that upset the apple cart will be remembered most of all.
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