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Honoured for services to Paralympic sport Continued from page 1. Kate said there was “a bit of disbelief” when she was told she would be mentioned in the New Year Honours. “It was so unexpected... I had just got home from Rio and the mail was waiting. “Receiving this is just such a delight and a huge privilege, to be recognised like this is a real honour.” After losing her leg at the age of five, Kate said she spent the first 20 years trying to hide it. But exercising gave her inspiration and something to strive for. Kate became an athlete in 2003 then competed as a pararunner in the 2004 and 2008 Paralympics. In the 2004 Athens Paralympics she set a world record in the 400m, and then she amazed herself even further by taking out a silver medal in the 200m sprint in Beijing, 2008. Due to injuries and age, Kate decided to make the switch from running to cycling in 2012. “I didn’t feel like I was done,” Kate said. She said switching from running to cycling was no walk in
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Val Horan was Kate’s biggest fan and inspiration, encouraging her right throughout her sporting career. But just three weeks after Kate returned from the Paralympics Val was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and six weeks later she passed away. “I was able to share the [Honour] with my mum, she was really, really proud. “To know that she knew made it so much better, it gave us something to celebrate.” Kate has now been able to inspire others by talking at
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succeed. The group meets once a month Two locals are changing how with a guest speaker but last women in the northern suburbs year Iona and Kim saw the run their small businesses with need for a workbook which the help of their new business women could follow throughout book. the year. At the end of last year Iona ‘Your Business Journey – A 12 Elwood-Smith, founder of Grow Month Workbook for Women in Small Business’ was written as a way of helping women focus their goals and make a solid plan throughout 2017. “Often in business you just get on a hamster wheel,” Iona said. She said the book had 12 modules – one for each month – with advice as well as space for women to fill out how their businesses are progressing and which targets they need to meet. Kim, who has written books on personal and professional development, said the book also allowed women to focus on more than just their work. Savvy businesswomen Iona Elwood-Smith and Kim Chamberlain “It’s not just about money and have written a business book for women. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson business, it’s also about juggling My Business, and author Kim Chamberlain put together a business book for local women which would act as a journal over 12 months. Grow My Business is a networking group for local women as a way of offering support and resources in order to help them
life’s demands,” she said. “In business you can get a bit stagnant. It’s about staying focused, seeing where you are going and as importantly, seeing where you’ve been.” Iona said the networking group was a great way of local women getting to know each other’s businesses and sharing ideas. “A lot of women work from home so it’s great to have a core group too.” Iona and Kim said they were delighted with the popularity of the book, not just with local women who are part of the networking group, but also with people who are living overseas. “You don’t have to be part of the group to work through the book,” Iona said. For more information go to the Grow My Business facebook page or to purchase the $20 workbook visit http:// www.growmybusiness.co.nz/
Leading the way in accessibility By Jo Lucre WINTEC JOURNALISM STUDENT
The coolest little capital in the world is fast becoming one of the most accessible. Wellington is leading the way in accessibility according to social enterprise Be Accessible. General manager Megan Barclay said they recently celebrated the city with a video portraying Wellington as the most “accessible little capital” in the Southern Hemisphere. “We see Wellington as leading the way,” Megan said. Wel l i ng ton busi nesses and tourism attractions had embraced the creation of consistent accessible experiences since Be Accessible introduced an Access Tourism programme leading up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
She said Wellington was unique and had continued to embrace accessibility, with the city council and local business and providers setting access as a key priority. Be Accessible awarded ratings to organisations that met minimum criteria for accessibility from just starting to platinum. Megan said CQ Hotels in Wellington had a gold rating which was the second highest. “CQ Hotel is the only hotel in the Southern Hemisphere where guests can order from a waiter in New Zealand Sign language,” she said. To achieve a Gold rating a business or service had to meet at least 80 per cent of the Be Accessible criteria. Wellington’s visitor attractions predominantly held silver ratings and Be Accessible
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Judges announced for Fashion in the Field Local fashionistas have two days left to register for Wellington Cup Day’s Rydges Wellington Fashion in the Field. Wellington Cup Day takes place on Saturday, January 21. The judges of this year’s Fashion in the Field event will be Hannah Laity, Hanna Tevita, Luke Bettesworth and Hayley Holt. They will be responsible for awarding massive prizes across five categories; Classic Lady, Contemporary Lady, Best Dressed Man, Maiden and Supreme Winner. Fashion in the Field entry is free for Wellington Cup Day attendees. Online registration closes at 5pm Friday, January 19 at www. wellingtonracing.co.nz
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The annual Pasifika Festival will take place again this Wellington Anniversary weekend. Locals will be able to sample the tastes, sounds and sights of Wellington’s Pacific community. Thousands are expected to arrive in Waitangi Park on Monday for the popular event. Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Niuean and Cook Island cultures are set to be among those celebrated at the weekend. The gates will open at midday.
Chinese New Year celebrations Locals are invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year with song and dance this Saturday at the Chinese Anglican Mission, Kelburn. The Year of the Rooster celebrations will include a photo exhibition of the New Year festivities from around the world, as well as traditional Chinese dancing, music and couplets. The celebrations will take place from 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday, January 21.
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During a recent planting in Seton Nossiter Park, Wellington City Councillor Peter Gilberd stumbled upon hundreds of beer bottles spread throughout the bush. The new northern ward councillor was in the park in Paparangi to run an irrigation line to the planting when he found several hundred bottles which he said were likely
thrown down from the balcony of a house. “While this particular incident was not carried out recently, this type of littering is common,” Mr Gilberd said. He said in the past he had retrieved four old television sets while preparing one planting site, and thirteen oil filters from another. “Beer bottles are everywhere and, when broken, have the potential to cut people and
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Securing cranes as earthquake recovering continues CentrePort is beginning work this week to secure its gantry cranes as it develops plans to resume modified container operations within four to six months. The Port was significantly damaged by last year’s 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the container area in particular. This made the Port’s two gantry cranes inoperable, with each crane 86 metres high weighing 720 tonnes. “Over the coming weeks we will secure the cranes as the first stage in our plan to de-
velop operations for customers and build resilience in case of another significant event,” chief executive Derek Nind said. “Meanwhile, we continue to work with shipping lines on options for using geared ships as an interim solution. We have already had two of these visit the Port since the earthquake. “For the medium term we are developing a plan for interim works that could restore modified container operations within four to six months.” Derek said this would immediately improve CentrePort’s
capacity and productivity which would allow them to serve the needs of importers and exporters in the central region. “We will be keeping our customers informed as these plans develop,” he said. “We know how important container shipping is to the regional economy. That’s why we worked hard to quickly restore limited container movements using ships with their own cranes.” CentrePort is now assessing longer term options, to keep freight costs low for Wellington’s businesses, Derek said.
“Over the coming days CentrePort will also commence maintenance on the berth pockets alongside part of Aotea Quay wharf. This will increase the flexibility of operations at the Port, since the earthquake has damaged Aotea Quay 1 and Thorndon Container Wharf. “CentrePort is grateful to its customers for their ongoing support and patience during the recovery process.” CentrePort’s key trades of ferries, fuel, logs, cars, and cruise ships have continued to operate as usual.
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The Johnsonville Lions are encouraging locals to get involved in a community kite-flying event at Alex Moore Park next week. Stephen Cook of the Johnsonville Lions Club said the kite day was something which used to run annually the day after the Johnsonville Christmas Parade. However, he said the day was often cancelled due to bad weather so the Lions decided to try running the event in January. “The weather is not as settled [in
December],” Stephen said. “We’re now going to try January.” He said when the event used to run it seemed to be quite popular with the community. “People still talk to me and say ‘when are you going to do another one’.” The kite day will take place on January 29 at Johnsonville’s Alex Moore Park. Stephen described himself as a kite ‘nut’ with 40 large kites in his collection, some of which will be displayed next Sunday, as well as about 60 smaller ones.
There will also be a few kite kits so people can put together their own kites to fly. Research shows flying a kite is one of the most calming things you can do, Stephen explained. He encouraged people to make a day of it by bringing along a picnic. “It’s just a relaxing, free event – what we’re about is community.” Stephen urged people to be sunsmart and bring sunblock along to the fun-filled kite day. This is a free event and it will be weather dependent.
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Summer series shines in capital One of the highlights on the city’s summer calendar kicked off last week showcasing great kiwi talents in the Botanic Gardens. Meridian Gardens Magic features a host of local and national talent over three weeks on the Botanic Garden’s Soundshell stage. The annual free concert series presented by Wellington City Council, and supported by Meridian Energy, includes performances by local legends The Warratahs and The Maori SideSteps, as well as rising star Jesse Sheehan tour-
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Since last year’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake emergency water tanks have been in hot demand, according to Wellington City Councillor Malcolm Sparrow. As the council’s portfolio leader for community resilience, Mr Sparrow’s role is to promote emergency preparedness across the city. He said part of this role included encouraging each household to have their own emergency water supply, by ordering one or two 200 litre water tanks. On several occasions last year Mr Sparrow sold the emergency water tan ks outside supermarkets in the northern suburbs, sometimes as part of a fundraising barbecue with fellow councillors Jill Day and Peter Gilberd. After the November 14 earthquake the Wellington City Council’s supplies of water tanks sold out within hours of being replenished, Mr Sparrow said.
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you try to recycle at home?
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EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a white Mazda light van was stolen from Middleton Road but later recovered near Taita Rock, Lower Hutt. The ignition barrel had been removed and lawn mowing equipment in the van had been stolen. A blue 2007 Toyota Vitz hatchback entered a petrol station in Johnsonville Road, pumped $75 worth of petrol and drove off without attempting to pay. A silver Mazda GLX sedan parked in Chesterton Street was stolen. A large Yucca plant growing in a pot was stolen from the front entrance of a house in Macaulay Street. A
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Pasifika Festival hits capital The annual Pasifika Festival will take place again this Wellington Anniversary weekend. Locals will be able to sample the tastes, sounds and sights of Wellington’s Pacific community. Thousands are expected to arrive in Waitangi Park on Monday for the popular event. Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Niuean and Cook Island cultures are set to be among those celebrated at the weekend. The gates will open at midday.
forced front window gave access to a house in Madras Street where a quantity of electronic equipment, a pocket watch and sports shoes were stolen. In Churton Park a gold Holden Commodore Senator sedan parked locked overnight in Lakewood Avenue was found next morning on jacks and all the wheels stolen. The driver’s door window had been smashed. In Crofton Downs a blue Honda Logo hatchback parked in a private parking space in Winston Street was stolen.
Friday Community Lunch Organised by Newlands Community House, the Friday lunch at the Newlands Community Centre is a great opportunity for older people in the community to go along for friendship and food. Volunteers cook and serve a delicious healthy meal at midday every Friday, but people are welcome to go along to the centre from 10am for a cup of tea and a chat with others in the lounge. The cost is $3.00.
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Wednesday January 18, 2017
Bringing in the New Year with local councillors By Sharnahea Wilson
Last week we caught up with Onslow-Western Ward Councillors Andy Foster, Diane Calvert and Simon Woolf to hear their highlights of 2016 and what they thought the biggest issues of 2017 would be. This week the Independent Herald has heard from Northern Ward councillors Peter Gilberd Malcolm Sparrow and Jill Day to hear last year’s highlights and this year’s focus for the Northern Ward. PETER GILBERD
“A highlight of 2016 was meeting many new people and learning much more of the Wellington story. We have a city that excels in its sports, social scene, science and culture, has a stunning natural environment, and a friendly, diverse, tolerant, and inventive people that works hard to make our city better. But 2016 was the warmest on record, and we experienced an earthquake second only in magnitude to the 1855 quake. These are reminders that we need to keep planning seriously for climate change and for natural events. This year, working with Councillors Malcolm Sparrow and Jill Day, I look forward to further progress with the Johnsonville Mall and new library, Tawa town centre, and the Newlands harbour escarpment track. Much of Wellington’s residential growth will be in the Northern Ward, and this requires infrastructure. Citywide, housing is our primary challenge. I wish you all a healthy and happy 2017.”
“Wishing everyone all the best for 2017. Congratulations again to the winning students of the Wellington North Primary Schools’ Citizenship awards in nine local schools. Council will be running the awards again this year. It’s very pleasing to see people taking emergency preparedness to heart. Since November’s wake-up call, the demand for 200L emergency water tanks has exceeded supplies. We’ll continue to make these tanks available in the northern suburbs this year. One simple way we can improve community connectedness in our own neighbourhoods is to arrange a street barbecue in March and invite local households to join in. I will continue to work with Councillors Peter Gilberd and Jill Day in seeing progress with the Johnsonville Mall and new library, Tawa town centre, the Newlands harbour escarpment track, and completing the community response plan in Churton Park. It’s a great time to be living in Wel l i ng ton’s northern suburbs!”
“There were many highlights for me in 2016. I really enjoyed meeting people and finding out more about the amazing community groups throughout Wellington. It is truly inspiring to know that Wellington has so many kind-hearted citizens willing to get involved. 2017 will see further progress with the new Johnsonville library, Johnsonville Mall developments, Tawa town centre upgrade and the Newlands harbour escarpment track. At the Mayor’s summit in December, community members shared their concerns about affordable, quality housing in Wellington. Whilst Wellington isn’t at crisis point yet, much work needs to be done. I see that this is going to be a major focus for us as a council in 2017. I look forward to continuing to work wit h Councillors Malcolm Sparrow and Peter Gilberd to serve the Nor ther n Ward.”
Wednesday January 18, 2017
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Wednesday January 18, 2017
Families get crafty in Karori By Sharnahea Wilson
Karori Arts and Crafts is back up and running with new classes and memberships available for the New Year. Centre manager Margaret Taylor was encouraging those people who often made resolutions to learn to draw or paint, to give it a go this year. A new family membership has been made available and will allow people to join for less within the next couple of months. The family membership allows two adults and up to three children to join for $96 a year, with $14 for additional children, Margaret said. You can also join before the end of February for discounted prices at $50 a year for an individual or $72
Zealandia bands 800th kaka
Children’s craft classes are proving popular in 2017. PHOTO: Supplied
for a couple. She said memberships mean discounts on classes and workshops, free entry for art and crafts sales and as many untutored groups as members would like to attend each week. “We also encourage grandparents to join up with their grandchildren,” Margaret said. She said there were some great classes for children, as well as holiday programmes which parents who are members get priority booking for. Margaret said the centre was custom made so it was the perfect place to go and sew, draw, paint and more. “There are always people here you can learn things from.” There is something for everyone
at Karori Arts and Crafts with classes and workshops ranging from calligraphy, photography and new beginners drawing classes to watercolour and oil painting. There are also monthly group activities which include gardening, booklovers, antiques and walking. Margaret said there were some other exciting things in the works with the introduction of a new children’s games club and the potential establishment of night time and weekend classes. “The monthly games club will focus on adventure board games, but there’s more information to come,” Margaret said. For more information about memberships or classes contact Margaret Taylor karoriarts.crafts@ xtra.co.nz or call 4766817.
Karori’s wildlife sanctuary Zealandia reached yet another milestone in its efforts to restore the city’s native wildlife after banding its 800th kaka last week. Until Zealandia commenced their breeding programme with the introduction of six birds into the sanctuary in 2002, kaka had been effectively extinct in Wellington for about 100 years. “A total of fourteen captivebred kaka were transferred to Zealandia between 2002 and 2007, and since then they have become one of our biggest success stories,” Zealandia’s conservation manager Dr Danielle Shanahan said. The success of the programme, together with predator control in the greater Wellington region has seen the native parrots moving further afield and establishing breeding pairs outside Zealandia’s fence. Adding a unique combination of coloured leg bands allows individual birds to be identified, even at a distance. “The regular sightings of a Zealandia banded kaka within – and far beyond – our fenceline have become a symbol of pride and hope for Wellingtonians, showing how we can make a
Encouraging young readers with community ‘Book Box’ By Sharnahea Wilson
A brand new book box is delighting parents and children alike by proving a free book swapping service in Karori. Paul Stevenson, founder of the Karori Community Garden, installed a book box in the Karori Park Playground recently. “I was approached by a couple of people about it – I had never heard of book boxes before.” ‘Little Free Libraries’ are taking off around the world with communities creating small libraries where people can drop off, take or swap books free of charge. Paul thought it was a great idea to bring a book box to Karori and once approval was quickly given by the Wellington City Council, the box was set up in the playground just before Christmas. Paul said the free book box had proved popular with community members already going through about 100 books. “There’s a huge amount of feedback on facebook, people are just raving about it.” The box fits about 40 books at a time, most of them being children’s books, with a few novels thrown in the mix, which Paul said was great when parents bring their young ones to the park. He said the idea was to get children along to paint the book box and make it their own, and for the community to look after it. Paul said due to the popularity
real change to the Wellington region by bringing home our native wildlife,” Dr Shanahan said. “The kaka population has grown nicely, and we are working closely with partners like Wellington City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and the community to make sure the birds remain healthy and safe outside the sanctuary fence.” The original reason for banding was to monitor their breeding behaviour, but a new focus is the study of the bird’s intelligence. As part of Zealandia’s partnership with Victoria University, researchers, led by Dr Rachael Shaw, have been studying how they tackle problem solving, how they learn and remember, and how much they can learn from each other. Volunteer kaka bander Bill Beale said parrots had long been a favourite subject for animal cognition researchers, though most studies had been on captive birds. “What is special about Zealandia’s kaka population is the free and natural environment they live in, and its close proximity to the city.”
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Paul Stevenson installed a free ‘Book Box’ in the Karori Park Playground. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
of the book box he was looking at putting a larger one in the Karori Community Garden next month, as well as sponsoring another one in the area. Paul said the book box was a great way to pull children away from screens and encourage reading as well as community engagement.
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National title for Johnsonville bowler By Sharnahea Wilson
A local bowler has done her club proud, taking out the top spot for pairs at the National Bowls Championship in Taranaki recently. Dale Rayner of the Johnsonville Bowling Club, along with her 17-year-old partner Ashleigh Jeffcoat of Waikato’s Frankton Junction, won the national title for pairs. Dale has been playing for the Johnsonville club for six years, has competed in nationals a total of 12 times and this year has taken out the top placing for the first time. “I’m always hopeful but titles are pretty hard to come by,” Dale said of the event. She competed from December 29 to January 8 against some of the toughest competition in the country. Dale took part in the competitions three disciplines – singles, pairs and fours. She managed to get into at least the quarter finals for each event, landing herself the consistency award.
Dale’s bowls partner Ashleigh also broke a record by being the youngest ever payer to take out a New Zealand title, at just 17 years old. “She’s got a huge future ahead of her,” Dale said. After competing in nationals for many years, and getting into three semi-finals, Dale was delighted to finally take the win. “It’s really cool to get first my first win after coming so close.” Dale said the days were long, having to travel for many of the games and the competition was tough. The keen bowler has had her fair share of competition though, having represented New Zealand in the sport, being among the team to compete in the 2010 Common Wealth Games. She said she trains every weekend during the summer at the Johnsonville Bowling Club, as well as competing for the Wellington reps team. Dale will continue to train and compete until the end of summer.
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