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A representative from Johnsonville youth, family and community support organisation Challenge 2000, said the announcement the youth justice age would be raised to 18 was a positive step forward. Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley announced on December 7 the youth justice age would be raised from 17 to 18. “It’s really great to see that the government has taken a positive step forward,” director of Challenge 2000 Steve O’Connor said. Set to be introduced by 2019, the new age will mean lower-

risk 17-year-old offenders will go through youth court. Serious high-risk offences include murder, manslaughter, sexual assault, aggravated robbery, arson and serious assaults. Steve said though the raising of the youth justice age was a step in the right direction, he was concerned it only seemed to include low-risk 17-year-olds. If the youth age is going to go up it should include all 17-yearolds, Steve said. “The whole point of the youth court is that they can deal with serious offenders.” He said this decision could take away the discretion of the youth court judge, who has been trained to deal with high-risk teens.

“That kind of detail is important to discuss,” Steve said. He said Challenge 2000 was ready to step up to provide alternatives to young people being remanded in custody and also to young people being imprisoned in terms of community sentencing. Cr ime victim ser vice JustSpeak also welcomed the news that most 17-yearolds would be taken out of the adult justice system. “It’s about time,” JustSpeak Director Dr Katie Bruce said. “Many people I speak to already think the age at which the adult system starts is 18. It’s great news that this anomaly will no longer be there for most.”

Continued from page 1. Teachers from the Campbell Kindergarten Amanda Higgins and Michelle Auld said they were disappointed about the lack of dialog from the university and the Ministry of Education about the surplus land. “Over the last 30-plus years we’re the ones who have been looking after the kindergarten, it has been funded by parents and the community,” Michelle said. “The way I found out the land was going to be sold was by reading about it on the front page of the newspaper,” she said. Amanda explained how the kindergarten, which is managed by Whanau Manaaki Free Kindergarten Association, had been leasing the land from Ministry of Education. In April 2015, the Crown acting through the Ministry leased the property to Whanau Manaaki for an initial period of 10 years, with a right to exten-

sion of the lease. Amanda said given the lease had been agreed upon, it was surprising they had not been contacted by the Ministry of Education to let them know the land was going to be sold. She said the kindergartens also thought they would have more response to their questions from the university “considering they’re an education provider”. Chair of the parent committee Luci Lendrum said she hoped the community would get behind them and help fight to save their kindergarten. “We’d had basically no idea this was going to happen,” Luci said. “It’s really distressing. Choosing a centre for your child is so important, it will be awful for our kids if we have to shift.” On Friday representatives from the university council met with representatives of Whanau Manaaki and agreed

to extend the time for final decisions about the disposal of the two childcare properties from December 17 to February 17 next year. The teachers and parents now aim to convince the Ministry of Education and the Minister of Education to “acquire the properties and lease them back to us at the rates they have been in the past”. They have started a campaign on their Campbell Kindergarten facebook page which they hoped the community would support.

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However, JustSpeak representatives shared similar concerns to Steve about high-risk 17-year-olds continuing to go through the adult court system. “It is a shame, however, that not all 17-year-olds will be able to access the youth justice system... especially given that there are already provisions to move young people into the adult system for serious or persistent offending,” Katie said. “If we really want to create positive change we should go further.”

Amanda said though gaining more time was a positive step for the kindergartens, the battle would continue. “It’s not over yet. It’s actually only just begun.” Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan said he had “no comment to make” beyond what had been discussed between the university and the kindergarten.  For more information on the kindergarten’s campaign visit the Campbell Kindergarten facebook page.

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Johnsonville Scouts pay it forward By Sharnahea Wilson

Young scouts are making a difference this Christmas by giving presents to children stuck in hospital over the festive season. The Kotuku Keas from Johnsonville Scout Group recently gave gift bags to the Wellington Hospitals Foundation to put a smile on the faces of children who are less fortunate this Christmas. Keas leader Karen Janssen-Bould said the project stemmed from the scouts learning about ‘bob-a-job’ week, which has been a strong scout tradition since the end of WWII. “We wanted them to be thinking of other people at Christmas time, in the spirit of bob-a-job,” Karen explained. The children were asked to earn about $10 each by doing jobs for friends and family such as washing the dishes, cleaning clothes and vacuuming. “The idea was for them to get personalised gifts with an activity book, coloured pens or pencils, something special like stickers, and a toy,” Karen said. Prior to buying the gifts, each of the 18 scouts made a Christmas card and was given a gift bag to put their presents in. Sarah Ellis from the Wellington

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Sara Ellis of the Wellington Hospitals Foundation and Keas leader Karen Janssen-Bould with (from left) Ben MacMillan, 5, Savannah Janssen, 7, Seth Smith, 7. PHOTO: Christopher Sa of Chris Sa Photography

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cited about earning money and then going out shopping and getting presents for someone else.” To achieve the scout’s silver or gold badges part of the process is to make a present for someone else. “I think it’s a fantastic idea for them to be able to think about

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Record number of Victoria University PhD graduands PhD students will graduate in record breaking numbers for a local university at this week’s ceremonies. A record number of PhD graduands will be honoured at the Victoria University of Wellington graduation ceremonies from December 14 to 16. A total of 1362 qualifications will be awarded to 1263 graduands including 102 who are graduating with a PhD. The graduations will be spread over four ceremonies, one of which will be held at Te

Herenga Waka Marae on the Kelburn campus. Victoria University Chancellor Sir Neville Jordan said graduation was a significant accomplishment for all students, and the record number of PhD graduands was an important milestone for the university. “A degree from Victoria University is the culmination of years of hard work, and students should take great pride in their achievement. “The record number of PhD graduands reflects the high

quality of research being carried out at Victoria. These students have produced research that spans a variety of fields, and will have an impact on many different aspects of our community. “I know that this week’s cohort of Victoria graduates will go on to make an important contribution to New Zealand and the world, and I wish each of them every success in their future endeavours.” Two honorary doctorates will also be conferred at the

ceremonies. The recipients are Tuiloma Neroni Slade, a distinguished lawyer, statesman and jurist, and Simon O’Neill, an internationally acclaimed heroic tenor. The honorary doctorate will be conferred on Tuiloma at the 6pm ceremony on Wednesday and Simon will receive his at the 6pm ceremony on Thursday.  The graduation parade will take place on Thursday, December 15 at 12pm.

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Locals have been given the chance to remember the pets that are no longer with them, while helping animals affected by the recent earthquakes. The team at Johnsonville’s Animal Medical Centre has put up a remembrance tree where members of the com-

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munity can buy a tag or bauble to remember their pets, with all proceeds going to the SPCA Canterbury. For $2 you can place a tag or bauble on the tree and help with efforts to locate and assist displaced animals from the November 14 7.8 magnitude earthquake which badly affected Kaikoura.

“These organisations run on such little money,” Animal Medical Centre veterinarian Antoinette Benfell said. Antoinette said the centre was lucky to get through the earthquakes without any damage, and one day they might be in the same position where they need a helping hand. “We thought we should pay

Over 67,000 cans have been collected in the inaugural Wattie’s Cans for Good campaign which took place in November. More than 200 schools from around the country, including two from Wellington, took part collecting cans to help The Salvation Army stock up its food banks to assist New Zealanders in need over the busy Christmas period. “Wattie’s Cans for Good went beyond other campaigns combining collecting for charity with a creative competition,” Heinz Wattie’s communications manager Tina Wong said.


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Cheaper bus fares in the lead up to Christmas By Sharnahea Wilson

Cheaper weekend bus fares over Christmas are set to help locals get into the city, enjoy the sun and finish their holiday shopping. Wellington City Council voted unanimously to support cheaper weekend bus fares for Wellingtonians on Saturdays and Sundays from December 10 to 24. Bus prices in Wellington on Go Wellington and Mana Coach Services will cost $1 for one zone and $2 for two or three zones.

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The council’s public transport portfolio leader, Sarah Free, said the cheaper fares would be an early Christmas present for Wellingtonians following the city’s earthquakes. “It hasn’t been easy for people and businesses after the earthquakes with cordoned off streets and car parks. Now people can come into Wellington without having to worry about parking,” she said. “Many of us campaigned for council on a commitment to cheaper public transport and it’s fantastic to see all councillors united in delivering on that

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City Mission Appeal The Wellington City Mission had their annual Street Day Appeal December 2. They thanked the generous people of Greater Wellington who supported the Street Day, both through volunteering as collectors and donating on the day. November’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake affected the Street Day this year. With many buildings in Wellington’s CBD temporarily or permanently closed, they lost key collection sites and regular volunteers/ donors, meaning they are down $18,000 on last year – approximately 36 per cent. Visit www.ChristmasStar. to donate.

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Churton Park Community Centre advocate Tracey Read with Janet Chew, May Ng and Jenny Greenslade making Christmas decorations. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

The Churton Park Community Centre is getting in the Christmas spirit with decorations, a volunteer lunch and donations to a local charity. Janet Chew, one of the centre’s Tai Chi teachers ran a session last week on how to make stunning Christmas decorations, which were then hung up around the centre. After the crafty session, volunteers who helped out at the community centre throughout the year were thanked with a shared Christmas lunch. “The lunch is to say thank you to people for giving their time during

the year,” centre advocate Tracey Read said. In the lead up to the festive season the Churton Park Community Association hosted the Children’s Christmas Party. When people brought their children along to the party at the end of last month they brought with them tinned goods for local charity Kiwi Community Assistance. Approximately 150 items were donated at the Christmas party which have now been passed on to KCA. Tracey said locals had also been generously donating children’s toys which were left under the centre’s Christmas tree. The presents will be collected

by KCA who will pass them on to health and social agencies who can give them to families at Christmas, Tracey explained. Tracey said children’s party attendees who got photos with Santa, taken by Brian Sheppard, could go into the centre and order the pictures free of charge. Tracey started working at the centre in June and said a lot has gone on during her time there, including a particularly busy November and December. “It’s been a really good year,” she said. The Churton Park Community Centre will close on December 23, and reopen on January 24.

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Building owners compelled to share post-earthquake reports with council Building owners will now need to share the results of building inspections with the council following an earthquake. Last Wednesday Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester was given the ability to give notice of a statutory ‘local transition period’ for Wellington. This would mean the council’s recovery manager has the power to compel building owners to share the results of building

inspections with the council. Approval for the transition period was given by Acting Civil Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee under s94(B)(2) of the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002. “This transition period gives the city council recovery manager the legal power, if necessary, to compel building owners to obtain assessments of their buildings and provide the re-

sults,” he said. “Wellingtonians need to know that their city is safe. This transition period will help us ensure that we understand the current state of buildings and get a clearer picture of the state of buildings following any major aftershocks.” Under the Civil Defence Emergency Management Act 2002, councils can appoint recovery managers with special powers

to oversee a city’s recovery from an emergency. Now ministerial approval has been given, Wellington’s recovery manager, Mike Mendonca, will soon have these powers to apply to the recovery process now underway in Wellington. Mr Lester said Mike was a highly-experienced Recovery Manager, and council’s application was about making sure he is given “all possible legal author-

ity to keep Wellingtonians safe, and ensure our city’s recovery runs smoothly and efficiently”. “This is just one of a range of steps we are taking to ensure our city is responding to the effects of the recent earthquakes. We are also working closely with the Government to identify major resilience projects that can be brought forward to help us get ready,” Mr Lester said.

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Daughter Pauline Mallard, mother and Longview Home resident Dorothy Ross, Longview care worker Deepa Samarasinghe (standing) and resident Colin Brenchley. PHOTO: Supplied

Major achievement for local rest home Enliven’s Longview Home in Tawa has become one of just six aged care facilities in the country to gain full Eden Alternative certification. The Eden Alternative is a unique elder-directed model of care that follows ten principles which work against the plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom – the major issues recognised in the government’s Health of Older People Strategy. Longview Home manager Olwyn Cunningham said the difference with Eden Alternative homes is that there is a focus on more than just clinical care. “At Longview we are committed to creating an elder-centred community where everyday life includes companionship, variety and spontaneity, contact with children, animals, nature and the community, and where elders have meaning and purpose in their lives.” While there are six rest homes in New Zealand with full Eden certification, Longview Home is one of only three homes in Wellington to reach the pinnacle. The other Wellington homes are Longview Home’s Enliven sister-sites Cashmere Home in Johnsonville and Kilmarnock Heights Home in

Berhampore. “The whole idea of Eden is to change the rest home environment so that it’s a home, not a hospital or institutionlike,” Olwyn said. “Often this means making small yet effective changes. For example, we introduced self-serve meals earlier this year where residents can help themselves at meal times to a buffet. “Many residents have been returning for seconds and having larger portions of the foods they enjoy, and as a result the overall nutrition of our residents has improved.” Enliven started their Eden journey as an organisation in 2008 as a way of ensuring the organisation’s homes were focused on providing more than just top quality clinical care for residents. “It focuses on creating an environment where people can continue living life to the fullest regardless of their age or abilities.” Olwyn said obtaining the 10 Eden principles indicated Longview Home had met and maintained a high standard, but the focus on ensuring residents have access to the things they find most meaningful in life would continue.

A young Wellington writer’s bold new novel landed her the 2016 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing recently. Annaleese Jochems of Victoria University’s International Institute of Modern Letters won the award for her ‘risk-taking, funny, ‘powerful and troubling’ novel And Lower. The 22-year-old wrote the winning book as part of her 2016 Master of Arts at the IIML. “I’m ecstatic and still a little unbelieving at having won,” Annaleese said. “My classmates are a group of deep-feeling, hard-thinking writers and we’re a team now. It’s been a privilege to be involved in their projects and to receive their considered feedback on my novel.” She said teacher-supervisors Emily Perkins and Pip Adam

were “extremely patient, knowledgeable and questioning” who helped her push herself to the edge of her brain’s capacity. “I’ll never be the same again.” Supported by Wellingtonians Denis and Verna Adam through the Victoria University Foundation, the $3000 Adam Prize is awarded annually to an outstanding student in the MA in Creative Writing programme at the IIML. And Lower tells the dreamlike story of two young women who steal money and flee Auckland to live on a boat in the Bay of Islands. It centres on Cynthia, described by one examiner as “a superb character, a creature of pure physical and emotional need,” and her series of misadventures, driven by an erotic fixation and a world-

view gleaned from a close study of reality TV. Cynthia wants nothing but love, but when a rival gets in her way the black comedy heats up and the plot takes a thrilling, violent turn. Emily, a senior lecturer at the IIML and co-convenor of this year’s Master’s programme, said it was a delight to read the novel as it developed over the course of the year. “Annaleese is an inventive, bold and ambitious writer. She is one of a terrific group of new writers coming through the MA programme, and her exhilarating novel is full of ideas and absurdities that speak to our times.” Previous Adam Foundation Prize recipients include authors Eleanor Catton, Catherine Chidgey, Ashleigh Young and Hera Lindsay Bird.

Annaleese Jochems, 22, was awarded the 2016 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing. PHOTO: Victoria University Image Services

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Local heroes awarded for hard work By Schariona Parker-Potoi

Kiwi Community Assistance co-founder Tracy Wellington was acknowledged for her hard work helping people in need recently. Tracy received a Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year Local Hero Medal for 2017 which was held at Parliament

on December 5. The co-founder and the 70 volunteers she represents have been providing clothing, goods and healthy food consignments to local north Wellington schools and people who are in less fortunate circumstances. “In the time leading up to Christmas it can be particularly tough on families in need, as

Tracy Wellington and her nine-year-old daughter Katie at the KiwiBank Local Hero Awards. PHOTO: Schariona Parker-Potoi

they want to do their best for their children and loved ones, but are often constrained by their circumstances,” Tracy said. KCA provides a reliable service and other charities rely on them to ensure a continuous supply - even through periods of peak demand. Vegetables and fruit are rescued from Johnsonville market and supermarkets in the Wellington region, to help complete the food boxes distributed to local agencies. “I am constantly reminded of the generosity of the many people that volunteer and the many agencies and companies that help us in many different ways.” KCA has been operating for six years and constantly has food and clothes go through their Grenada North warehouse on a schedule that runs like clockwork, despite having many different volunteers involved in the process. “We recognise that our volunteers have many other things going on in their lives and we try to keep their hours down to a couple of hours every month,” Tracy said. “That means we can often keep our volunteers for many years some of whom have been with KCA since it started.” Last yea r KCA distr ibuted 100,000kgs of rescued food and 3800 banana boxes of goods, linen and clothing.


New PM sworn in Better incomes for households, safer communities and smarter government to support the most vulnerable will remain the Government’s focus, new Prime Minister and Karori resident Bill English said. Mr English was sworn in as Prime Minister after outgoing Prime Minister John Key tendered his resignation at Government House on Monday. “I want to thank my colleagues for the trust they have shown in me and for the constructive and civil manner in which they have debated over and chosen the new leadership team,” Mr English said. He said he was delighted that Paula Bennett had been selected as National’s first female deputy leader and New Zealand’s second female deputy prime minister.



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“Being here in New Zealand – I’m an exchange student from Italy and it’s my dream to be here, I’m knowing a new culture… I didn’t know anyone before I moved here, now I have friends and family.”

“Mine was meeting the exchange students, it’s so lovely to have friends from overseas, I want to do an exchange next year… 2016 has opened my eyes.”

“Donald Trump election, I’m from Texas there’s a lot of support down there. I was going for Bernie at the start. But it was fun to watch.”

“I moved here from Florence with my family, I’ve had a total change of life and made new friends.”

“Finally finished NCEA for the year (NCEA Level 1 at Newlands College).”

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Reclaiming Karori Dear Ed, In the Independent Herald of 30 November, it was announced that the St John’s Hall in Karori is getting demolished due to the recent earthquake. Would it be worth discussing with the Karori community, whether it is possible to shift the Mobil Station on the site of the St John’s Hall section, and reclaim the ‘Heart’ of Karori. The last time this issue was raised some years ago, Mobil’s response was: “We are happy to move, but the rate payers are going to pay for it”. Would Mobil have a change of heart? Peter van Drimmelen, Karori

“I’m very happy here. I can’t speak highly enough of the staff. I feel at home here I really do.” – Lorna, Cashmere Heights Home resident.

Street lighting along Hutt Road will be better with the installation of new poles and LED lights over the next few months. This work is part of updating Wellington City’s lighting infrastructure and starts the first phase of work to upgrade the Hutt Road shared walking and cycling path. Wellington City Council will be installing over 100 new poles and energyefficient LED lights on the western side of Hutt Road, from Tinakori Road to Jarden Mile.

A very Enliven Christmas Enliven rest home residents across Wellington are getting into the Christmas spirit. The festivities at Enliven’s Cashmere Heights Home and Cashmere Home in Johnsonville, Longview Home in Huntleigh Home and Apartments in Karori have started, and will continue through until Christmas day. “Christmas is a nostalgic time and one of great family traditions, so we make sure we know what Christmas means to each elder,” says Huntleigh manager Suzanne Simpson. Cashmere manager Aileen Oliver says Christmas at an Enliven home is a time of family fun. “We have carols, entertainers, Christmas themed activities, great food and drinks and, of course, a visit from Santa,” says Aileen.

Specialist care for Wellington elders

Children, staff and residents decorate Christmas trees together at Huntleigh Home.

at Enliven’s Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home At Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home we get to know each elder and their families so we can tailor our support, recognise what’s important to you and help you maintain your independence for longer. An elder-centred community Companionship, fun and meaningful activity are part of everyday life with Enliven. As well as providing daily living support, we make sure residents have choice and control in their lives. Social calendar We’ll support you to continue doing the things you love in a way that’s right for you.

Pets welcome We believe pets can be both calming and energising, so we welcome animal companions. Specialist care Cashmere Home and Cashmere Heights Home provide long term residential care and short term respite, rehabilitation and health recovery care.

Helston Road, Johnsonville Visit: | Freephone: 0508 36 54 83

Bal Reddy, Churton Park “John Key resigning as Prime Minister – that has been the best thing. Welcome Bill English.”

Getting into the festive spirit! A Christmas conga line parades around Cashmere Home.

Cashmere Home resident Eedi Mathers and son Terry Mathers enjoy the festivities together.

Huntleigh Home residents meet Santa Claus while out shopping for Christmas presents.

Cashmere Home resident Kevin Collett receives a gift from Santa.

Wednesday December 14, 2016

Christmas lunch puts smiles on locals’ faces

Paparangi School congratulates our school leavers and wishes them well for their adventures at Intermediate. Year 6 students share memories of their time at Paparangi School I remember my first day. I went up on stage at assembly and everyone said “Hello Ethan”. I was nervous but happy to be at school. (Ethan) I remember when I wrote my first story in Ms Daniel’s class. I got to share it with the Principal and was very proud of myself. (Nykita)

Johnsonville Charitable Trust Christmas Lunch attendees enjoy an early celebration. PHOTO: Supplied. By Sharnahea Wilson

Christmas came early for over 200 local senior citizens who enjoyed a funfilled festive lunch at The Innkeeper in Johnsonville last week. The Johnsonville Charitable Trust hosted their inaugural Christmas lunches for Gold Card holders on December 6, 7 and 8 for the 32nd year in a row. Mike Collett, who resigned as a trustee a couple of years ago, made an appearance as ‘Summer Santa’ to the delight of the seniors. A traditional Christmas feast was dished up with roast turkey and ham and all the trimmings followed by Christmas pudding and pavlova and mini fruit mince pies, Deirdre Evans of the Johnsonville Charitable Trust management said. “For some people this is the highlight

of their year, they are so appreciative,” Deirdre said. “It’s just lovely to see.” The seniors were welcomed at each lunch by trust chair Tracy Hurst-Porter and deputy chair Ray Good as well as the management of The Innkeeper. “The trust are keen to continue the Christmas Lunch as it brings so much joy for local seniors,” Deirdre said. “Many said it was the best Christmas meal they’ve ever had.” The Johnsonville Charitable Trust gives back to the community through supporting sports clubs, schools, community centres, plunket, kindergartens and more. Their big projects include putting funding into the new Alex Moore Park development and funding the Johnsonville and Newlands Community Centres.


MERRY CHRISTMAS From the team at New World Wellington City



21 – 24 December

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I remember when we went to the Waikanae Pool Picnic. I was scared to go down the pitch black slide but my friends encouraged me to have a try so I did. After that I kept doing it over and over again. (James) I remember when I was in the Green Team and we helped the school win our Green Gold Enviro-Schools award. Pretty awesome to be the first school in Wellington City to achieve this. (Jan) I remember when Adventure Zone opened. Kids would make bases and play. Adventure Zone is awesome and great for imaginations. (Nate) I remember playing a game called The Mega Star. It was a game where I was a spaceship crewman and the whole junior playground was a massive spaceship. (Jorja)

Paparangi School is accepting enrolments for 2017. We have spaces available at all year levels. We welcome visits to see learning in action. Contact the Principal at School opens on 30 January 2017 at 8:55am.

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Prices valid until 18 December 2016. Trade not supplied. Deals valid until this Sunday or while stocks last. Club Deals are only available to Clubcard Members when they scan their Clubcard at the time of purchase. We reserve the right to limit quantities. All prepared meals are serving suggestions only. Props not included. Available at New World stores Ohakune down. Excludes Upper North Island and South Island.



Wednesday December 14, 2016


KAPITI Kapiti makes for the perfect day trip or weekend escape. Its prime location means that after just a 45-minute drive from the capital you'll be experiencing its 40 kilometres of spectacular coastline. The region has a vibrant community with many attractions, services and unique stores and restaurants for visitors to take advantage of. Explore Kapiti's heritage along The Kapiti Coast Heritage Trail, and discover the rich and colourful history. Or feel inspired by The Kapiti Arts Trail, as it showcases the best visual arts from the coast.

Ocean Motel We are a tranquil motel located conveniently near the beachfront and main shops and cafes. All our units are based on the ground floor. All rooms have cooking facilities while the Villas have full kitchens. Enjoy the day or a sunset stroll on the beach at Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast. Play a round of golf at one of 2 courses, take a spectacular trip to the Kapiti Island Nature Reserve, visit the Southward car museum, or just relax at one of the local cafes.

Ever wanted to try your hand at flying? Come see us! With the team at Kapiti Aero Club you can experience the thrill of actually flying an aeroplane. Whether it has been a lifelong dream to become a pilot, an item on your bucket list, or a spur of the moment decision we can make this a reality with a tailormade trial flight. While flying around our stunning region you get to do the flying under the guidance and tuition of one of our experienced instructors. We provide flight training in fixed wing and helicopter aircraft right through to the Private and Commercial Pilot’s licences as well as aerobatics, ‘tailwheel’, night flying and instrument flying.

The perfect Christmas gift! This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to actually fly an aeroplane. Tailor-made trial flight lessons ranging from 30 min intro flights to aerobatics. Four-seater aircraft available for you to get tuition plus bring two passengers.


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Otaki is renowned as one of the best courses in the region. The relatively flat 18 hole, par 71 course has undulating fairways, beautiful greens and big blue skies. Throw away your play station come outside and enjoy a stroll around our beautiful golf course playing 9 or 18 holes with a group of mates and finish off with a cold drink in our spacious clubrooms with a spectacular view. The feeling of doing something different will fill you with pride. MADE HERE IN NZ

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Local Marae celebrates 30 years Victoria University of Wellington celebrated the 30th anniversary of Te Herenga Waka Marae’s wharenui located on its Kelburn campus recently. The wharenui, Te Tumu Herenga Waka, is the Marae’s carved meeting house and was formally opened in 1986. It is the first fully carved meeting house to be built on a university campus in New Zealand and was the venue for the anniversary celebrations on December 6. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Maori) Professor Rawinia Higgins said the event was a

Victoria University’s Te Herenga Waka Marae.

New Coast Road Cabin in Rimutaka Forest Park New accommodation at the gateway to the Department of Conservation’s most popular Wellington recreation area – open 7 December › › › › ›

Private, sole occupancy bookable cabin Sleeps up to 13 in 3 bedrooms Fully equipped kitchen Water, heating, lighting, hot shower 10 minutes to over 14 walking and tramping tracks Hear North Island brown kiwi and see bellbird, tomtits, rifleman, falcon and more.

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other Maori groups and working in partnership with them to support the academic success of current and future Maori students. At the same event, Miriama was made a Hunter Fellow, to acknowledge her long-standing contribution to Maori development at Victoria. Ms Evans, of Kai Tahu and Ngati Mutunga, graduated from Victoria University with Honours in Maori Studies in 1985, then returned in 2010 as a lecturer on Maori and government at Te Kawa a Maui—the School of Maori Studies.


EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville the clubrooms of a tennis club in Wanaka Street were broken into. Access was gained through a front door which had been jemmied open. A locked cupboard in the kitchen which contained cleaning material and tennis gear was forced open, but nothing was stolen. Also in Wanaka Street storage facilities attached to a house were entered via a forced door. A large quantity of wine stored in an unlocked cupboard was taken. A laptop computer was taken from a drawer in the same area. An attempt was made to break into the bowling club in Frankmoore Avenue. Some damage was done to the rear door lock. No entry gained. A blue Nissan Sentra hatchback parked overnight in the driveway of a house in Dr Taylor Terrace was damaged in an attempt to steal it. A rear passenger window was smashed to gain entry. The ignition barrel was damaged and a fork was pushed into the ignition in an attempt to start the car. The attempt was abandoned but contents of the boot, including a skateboard, backpack, phone charger, sunglasses and personal clothing items were stolen. An Iphone 6S was stolen from an unlocked locker in a Johnsonville gym. The phone is now unable to operate. A 10-year-old girl sitting outside the Keith Spry Pool waiting while her mother got the car from the car park was approached by an unknown male, who although appearing to be on foot, offered her a ride home. The child declined and her mother informed Police. In Newlands a house under construction in Cedarwood Street was broken into via a jemmied rear aluminium window. Tools belonging to the tradesmen, which were stored in a cupboard at the rear of the house, were stolen. In Grenada Village a house under construction in Havana Rise was entered and offenders used bolt cutters to cut the chains securing a drop saw and a box of tools which they stole. In Broadmeadows a red BMW hatchback parked overnight within the property of a house in Jaunpur Crescent had its rear registration plate stolen.

special occasion that provided a platform to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and look towards the future. “Te Tumu Herenga Waka is the mooring post of canoes that allows all people to feel connected to the Maori world at Victoria,” Professor Higgins said. The event was an opportunity to sign relationship agreements known as Herenga Tangata with a number of iwi and Maori organisations around the country. The agreements are part of Victoria’s focus on improving its engagement with iwi and

Community Centre


Come and try some of the varied activities we have at the Centre... A Big Thank You to all our clients for your support in 2016 and we look forward to seeing you again in 2017. Have a safe and happy Festive Season. Closing Dates The centre will be closed from midday Thursday 22 December and reopens on Monday 9 January at 8.30am.

Exercise Classes

Space for Hire We still have some spaces available to hire for your events in 2017. Our 6 rooms and large hall are suitable for social, business, recreational and educational activities. Just contact us to find out more information.

Facebook and Website The Community Cantre has its own Facebook page, we would love if you would ‘like us’, we’re very happy to advertise your community events on our page. View our many activities on our website

Blood Bank The Blood Bank will be collecting blood at the Johnsonville Community Centre hall on Thursday 22 December from 9.00am to 2.30pm. Appointments are preferred, please book online at Download our App at the App Store or Google Play. Phone 088 448 325. Remember to bring ID.

Northern Suburbs Liaison Network Meeting This is a monthly network meeting for people from community groups, businesses, schools, churches and anyone who is interested in the “Community” Held from February to November on the last Wednesday of the month 12.00 midday to 1.00pm at the Community Centre. If you are interested just turn up.

FRESH Training Systems

For further information contact the centre.

Get Fit, shape up and burn fat with intense cardio exercise. All fitness levels encouraged. Meets Mondays and Thursdays at 6.00pm. Cost $29.99 per week. Contact Rachael Dvorsky on 027 4249516 for information or visit

Hatha Yoga

Zumba Fitness

Vyasa Yoga

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance-fitness phenomenon classes are held here on Mondays from 10.00am to 11.00am. Tuesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. For more information phone Carolyn on 027 4492959 or email

Tai Chi Classes are held in the main hall every Wednesday. Intermediate/advanced from 1.00pm to 2.00pm and beginners from 2.00pm to 3.00pm. These lessons are designed to teach “Self Defence Against Falls” in your day-to-day living and are a form of Tai Chi suited to arthritis sufferers. Charge $4 a session.

MS Yoga Yoga for those with Multiple Sclerosis is held here every Thursday morning from 9.30 – 10.30am.

Yoga class combining poses, meditation, stretching and balancing. Classes are taken by Sandra Forbes on Thursdays from 7.00pm to 8.15pm. Contact Sandra at Basic Plus Yoga Course – Physical Postures, Breathing Techniques, Cyclic Meditation, Pranic Engerisation, Tuesday 6.00pm to 7.00pm. For more information contact Ram Bharadwaj on 021 2417825 or email

Xiang Cong A form of Qigong which is easy to learn and can be practiced standing or sitting. Free classes every Monday from 11.30 am to 12.30pm

Table Tennis Join our weekly table tennis session on Wednesday in the hall from 9.00am to 11.30am. Bats and balls provided – Just drop in.

Children’s Activities - term 1 Ballet Fairy Ballet Ages 3–5, Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Classes offered from Pre-primary to Advanced Ages 5–Teens. Contact Monique Koorey 971 2228 or 027 2145593, email

Guitar Lessons Kieran Gallagher has guitar lessons at the Johnsonville Community Centre during term

time. Mondays and Fridays email him on kieran.

Kids 4 Drama Classes An encouraging environment for students to learn strong acting and performance skills, with unique lessons packed with fun games, challenging exercises and exciting performance opportunities. Contact Becca gates on 0800 227 827 mobile 027 452850 or email

Kids 4 Drama 2017 Master Classes Join Wellington’s youth performing arts school and work with industry professionals for 3 Master Classes for kids and teens over the summer holidays 24–27 January. 9.30am to 4.30pm each day. Street Theatre and Acting Skills cost $5 each and are both 1 day workshops and open to all ages, Directing costs $150 and is a 2 day workshop for those 10 years and older.

ESOL Classes – Wellington High School English in the Community Wellington High School Community Education Are running ESOL classes twice a week on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30am and Monday and Wednesday afternoons 12.30pm to 2.20pm beginning 13 February 2017.

Social English for Women This is a friendly social group where women can learn and practice their English

They can also find out about New Zealand Customs. The group meets on a Thursday morning during school terms from 9.30 to 11.30 and cost $2.00 per session.

SeniorNet in Johnsonville North Wellington SeniorNet Learning Centre is based at the Community Centre. Become a member and learn together, share knowledge, have fun and meet new people.

For further information phone Sandra Gaelic 4786827 or email northwellingtonseniornet@ Applications form and the latest course schedule are available from the Community Centre.

Justice of the Peace Service We have Justice of the Peace available Mondays to Saturday. Monday 11.00 to 1.00 and all other days 10.00 to 12.00. You don’t need to book, just run up. There is no charge for this service.

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If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you!


Hutt City Pools During the hot summer months, nothing beats a good splash in the pool. It’s a great place to cool down, relax, socialise and just have fun. Lower Hutt has some of the best pools around, especially over summer. The outdoor summer pools are now open, and each is unique and special. Eastbourne

Pool is just metres from the beach, and McKenzie Baths has cool Art Deco style and the colourful Splash Pad. Wainuiomata Pool is one of the region’s hidden gems. It has several large pools and outdoor play spaces, a mini-golf course and nestled into the hillside is a waterslide that winds its way through native bush.

Reikorangi Pottery and Cafe The farm park evolved from Jan and Wilf’s mutual interest in natural history and became an environment that children found stimulating and rewarding. Jan and Wilf created a wilderness garden that has the character

of a rainforest, where there are no distinct boundaries between buildings and trees, one encroaching on the other. Over the years they have shared this rural atmosphere with many visitors, including school parties.


Christmas for the whole family

Walk through the tree canopies

Huia Pool Huia St, Lower Hutt

Naenae Olympic Pool

The Treetop Walkway and Café is an exhilarating adventure high up with the birds. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on a steel platform 20 metres high and 450 metres long, and look down from a unique perspec-

tive at richly diverse rainforest. Climb to the top of Hokitika tower 40 metres above the forest floor, with panoramic views of Lake Mahinapua, Tasman Sea and the Southern Alps.

2 Everest Ave, Naenae

Stokes Valley Pool Bowers St, Stokes Valley

McKenzie Baths 79 Udy St, Petone

White Heron Colony - Whataroa Whataroa is the departure point for tours to New Zealand’s only White Heron nesting site. For over 27 years the Arnold Family have been operating White Heron Sanctuary Tours

Wainuiomata Summer Pool 2 Moohan St, Wainuiomata

Eastbourne Summer Pool Marine Parade, Eastbourne

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and delighting visitors by sharing this world class attraction with them. The 2.5 hour tour consists of a short minibus ride to connect with a jet-boat for a gentle 20 minute scenic cruise into the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve (area accessible by boat only). Once in the reserve there is a short walk through ancient Kahikatea rainforest to a purpose built viewing hide to observe the magnificent White Heron (Kotuku) in their natural nesting environment. White Heron Sanctuary Tours is the original and only tour to visit the White Heron nesting site. An exceptional tour with variety, suitable for all age groups.

White Heron Sanctuary Tours

• Kayaks – Family Packages Available • Bike Racks • Roof Racks • Roof Boxes Phone (04) 477 6911 2 Centennial Highway, Ngauranga

Walk among the Treetops

64 Main Road, Whataroa, West Coast NZ • Scenic Jetboat Cruise into the Waitangiroto Nature Reserve • Observe the magnificent White Heron (Kotuku) in their natural nesting environment • Walk through ancient Kahikatea rainforest • Royal Spoonbill, Little Shag and an abundance of other birdlife. Tours operate with a Department of Conservation concession and entry is by permit only. Friendly experienced guides with local knowledge. Do not miss this exceptional tour.

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Reikorangi Pottery Park and Cafe

An exhilarating treetop adventure among temperate rainforest giants. Experience life with birds high in the ancient rimu and kamahi tree canopy. Easy access for all to enjoy along a steel platform 20 metres high and over 450 metres long. Come and enjoy a leisurely 45-minute to one-hour stroll.

Freephone: 0508 TREETOPS 1128 Woodstock-Rimu Rd, Hokitika RD 3 15 minutes south of Hokitika

Established for 50 years • Nestled in Reikorangi Valley • Peaceful rural retreat • Pottery, a farm park and cafe • Relax in an atmosphere enhanced by artworks • Delicious menu with all food cooked on the premises • Meet Dodge the duck, our geese and the donkey Summer Hours Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm Park charges: Adults $8, children over 2 yrs $5

4.5km east of Waikanae, 27 Ngatiawa Rd Phone : 04 293 5146

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By Rachel Binning installations by top-qualified electrician with unpredictable recordDrenching of over fifty rain yearsand of giving locals the winds did not deter stoic Wellingtonilowest cost “around-the-clock” service, just Our summer pools were built by us. ans from enjoying festive celebrations. phone Saturday 977-8787and or 021-0717-674 or email Sunday, December 10 Blends in well did cause no fuss. and 11 saw the anticipated ‘Very Welly With hydro slide will cause a splash. Christmas’ close the Lambton Quay And to it many people dash. area of Situation downtownVacant Wellington for its Through native bush we twist and wiggle. inaugural street festival replacing WelFrom the children brings a giggle. lington’s annual Christmas parade. Severn days a week the place is open. The children’s craft area offered the Meeting fairy: Kyra Saywell, 7, of JohnHot summer days awe all are hopen! chance to make a variety of coloursonville and Tallulah Kelly, 5, of Island Too cute: Eddie, 5, and Katie, 3, Hooks of Bay meets the queen of the fairies (aka ful Christmas decorations before the Karori look the part for the festival gazebo succumbed to a particularly Fuchsia Hames) Public Notice vicious wind.


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Sunday’s markedly improved weather hardwood mix $14 coupled with a cool southerly breeze Freecartoon Deliverycharacters, in Wainui stilt walkers, saw magicians, balloon shapers, illustrators, painters, musicians and colourful entertainers dot the streets for the afternoon. Trades and Services The popular outdoor ice-skating rink saw many confident skaters take a tumble while a human-sized snow globe complete with Christmas tree and presents was a sight to behold. The big man himself – Santa – was on hand for children to tell their Christmas wishes to at David Jones which completed a fun festive day that could be St Petone summed up as46a Waione success.


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Mums get out and about The Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk’s are free events occurring on the first Thursday of each month. The walks take place at parks and buggy-friendly tracks around the greater Wellington Region, at a different location each month. They are aimed at parents, caregivers or grandparents with children under five years of age. Participants are encouraged to bring their family and friends along. The latest walk took place at the Aotea Lagoon. For more information on the walks visit the Wellington Buggy Walks Facebook page.

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Some of New Zealand’s favourite music acts will have 2017 HSBC Wellington Sevens fans out of their seats dancing as the tournament ramps up the entertainment with one of the best line-ups for the two-day event. The performers for January 28 and 29 will include Nesian Mystik – record holders for the most top 10 hits for a New Zealand band – and The Koi Boys, who featured on The Voice. The Koi Boys’ debut album Meant To Be went to number one in the New Zealand Top 40. General Manager Wellington Sevens Steve Dunbar said the injection of top New Zealand music acts was about making the event a complete entertainment package for fans.

“Wellington Sevens is a couple of days of fun in the sun – watching world-class rugby, dressing up, having a good time with mates, and music is a big part of that. “We’re thrilled with the line-up of New Zealand music we’re bringing together and fans are going to love it. It’s shaping up to be one of the best gigs of summer. “We’re really pleased we’re reuniting Nesian Mystik for the Sevens in Wellington. The band members are now scattered around New Zealand and Australia and they don’t play together often, so this is a one off for their fans to see the band back together at the rugby. “The Koi Boys are another huge get and the Sevens will be their only Wellington gig. Backed up by Kings, MAALA and Nomad, it’s

going to be a mini music festival at Westpac Stadium.” Nesian Mystik vocalist Te Awanui “Awa” Reeder, who lives in the capital, said the band was looking forward to getting back together. “The brothers are based all over New Zealand now, and Junior lives on the Gold Coast, so we’re just excited to catch up with each other to be honest. It’s like a time machine when we’re together, it’s all about good vibes, loud laughing and mocking each other. “Even though we’ve retired, I guess our people miss us, and you know what, we miss them too. So we’re back for one more encore. Everyone knows that the Nesians bring it when it comes to live performance.”

Karori girl selected for national floorball squad A Year 10 student from Karori has been selected to compete in an international Floorball competition. Samuel Marsden School student Rachel Bertschinger has been selected to play for the New Zealand

Women’s team in the Asia Pacific Floorball World Cup Qualifier from January 31 to February 5 2017. Rachel was selected along with four girls from Wellington East Girls College and one girl from Wellington High School.

Martin Guptill’s mediocre test batting coupled with his sublime one-day international statistics suggests a change of role within test cricket may suit him best. He should take over the No.5 spot left vacant by Brendon McCullum’s retirement. It’s a role McCullum innovated to push the run rate forward and take calculated risks. He approached it similar to a one-day innings which clearly suits Guptill’s batting style. The 30-year-old surpassed 5000 one day international runs on Sunday during his impressive 114 in the opening Chappell-Hadlee match against Australia in Sydney. It is clear he feels more comfortable pushing the pace in limited overs cricket rather than a technical examination as an opening batsman in test cricket. Guptill made 5000 ODI runs in fewer innings than Sachin Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting, Jacques Kallis or Chris Gayle but that form has never transferred over to the white clothing. If Guptill was given a free pass to play his naturally aggressive style in the middle order it may very well come off. A middle order of Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill and Corey Anderson also looks more threatening on paper. As for who takes the openers spot? I’d have Jesse Ryder. It’s unlikely, due to his off field incidents but the New Zealand cricket cupboard is starting to look a little sparse and the man is talented. Kiwis love a good comeback story and maybe it would give Ryder the chance to finish out his career the way it should have gone all along. If not, there’s always Peter Fulton, right?

Johnsonville Rugby Football Club – Coaching Roles Do you want to be part of a success story? Johnsonville as a suburb has a rich history, dating back to 1841 and despite a challenging period for the rugby club in recent times, we are dedicated to turning this around with a vision of success over the next 3–5 years. This will be a significant challenge and we are seeking coaches who want to take their careers to the next level. We are seeking applications for the following roles for the 2017 rugby season: • Premier Reserves Coach • Colts Coach The ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate the following attributes: • You can drive change • You are a people’s person and can relate to people and players of all ages and cultures • You are technically sound and your understanding of the new-age game of rugby is extremely proficient • You are hardworking and committed • You want to embark on a growth opportunity

The New Zealand team will play in the 6-day event with nine teams from the Asia-Oceania region who will compete for one of the four qualifying spots to travel to the World Floorball Championships in Slovakia in December 2017.

If you think you are the right person for one of these roles, please email your coaching CV and details to JRFCrugbycommittee@ outlining which role you would be looking to take on. We look forward to hearing from you! Regards, Johnsonville Rugby Football Club – Rugby Committee


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