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An eel’s tale By Sharnahea Wilson

A traditional art form with a New Zealand twist is set to wow audiences at the upcoming New Zealand Fringe Festival. Grenada Village resident and full-time puppeteer Anna Bailey will delight crowds with her tale of an old woman and an eel’s final journey, at her shows on February 11. Continued on page 2. A puppet theatre show Nan and Tuna by Anna Bailey will feature in the upcoming Fringe Festival. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

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Demolition of St John’s Hall to start this week By Sharnahea Wilson

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The earthquake damaged St John’s Hall in Karori is a step closer to demolition after

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Demolition of Karori’s St John’s Hall is scheduled to start at the end of the week. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

Continued from page 1. The characters of Nan and Tuna have been friends for eight decades and now they take their last journey together. Combining string puppets, shadows, a rolling hand-painted background and even a water tank, Anna tells the tale of the history and struggles of New Zealand’s longfin eel. Anna was working as a nanny for a family in Italy when she was first introduced to puppet theatre. “The family was just opening their own puppet theatre… it was their first year operating when I was there,” she explained.

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should start at the end of the week. “We are going to salvage about six to eight windows which have been sandblasted with religious symbols,” Carlos said. The hall was designed in 1957 and built in 1958, and was bought by the Wellington City Council from the Methodist Church of New Zealand in 2000. Prior to its recent closure, the Karori Community Centre had integrated the management of the St John’s Hall into the community centre space for locals to share. Once the deconstruction is finished, a fence will be put up around the land and the property will go up for sale, Carlos explained. He said the money made from the sale of the property would go towards the construction of the Karori Events Centre which officially got underway in November last year.

Puppet theatre features at Fringe Festival Anna had never dreamed she would be able to make her own puppets, let alone become a full-time puppeteer. “I wasn’t very good at art… But puppets always have flaws, it gives them character.” Anna made her first show for a Porirua Christmas celebration about seven years ago and puppeteering has been a full-time job for about three and a half years. She went busking in Europe for six months and took a puppet that could paint peoples portraits, as well as a show about a mermaid and a fisherman. When Anna was in Turkey she saw a puppet show about

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damage from the 2013 quakes, and it was decided the hall would eventually need to be demolished. But after the magnitude 7.8 quake caused further damage, public safety concerns caused the Wellington City Council to bring the demolition date forward. Council project manager Carlos Gonzales said so far the work on the building and its pending demolition was on track. “We have been going through the process of having all the asbestos removed.” He said once the asbestos was removed, all the services such as drains needed to be disconnected before the building could be demolished. “Once demolition begins it should take about five working days – weather depending,” Carlos said. He said Quality Demolition would be taking care of deconstruction and the work

The Little Mermaid which was performed in a water tank. “I thought it was a great idea so I wanted to create a show using a water tank.” Anna then came up with the idea to tell a tale of the longfin eel – a species which she said was endangered in our country but was still being fished commercially. “I’m really fascinated by eels.” Anna explained how the endemic creatures can swim in salt and fresh water, in the deep or at the surface as well as over wet grass, and some live up to 100 years old. “They make one big journey in

their lifetime. They are amazing, resilient creatures.” Anna will also use a painted scroll which will be displayed behind the water tank. Painted by Wellington artist and musician Gerard Crewdson the scroll follows the eel’s final journey. The bi-lingual show Nan and Tuna, peformed in Maori and English, is supported by Philipp Family Foundation and Porirua Creative Communities.  This unique puppet show will be on at 11.30am and 2pm on February 11. Bookings cost $5 or a koha donation on the door.  For more information visit

Wednesday January 25, 2017


People endangering local kaka chicks with fatal foods By Sharnahea Wilson

Locals are being reminded not to feed kaka after two chicks were found to have potentially life-threatening metabolic bone disease. The Crofton Downs chicks, which were found to have the disease after blood tests were taken, were in one of the capital’s 12 nest boxes monitored by the council and the Department of Conservation. The public had been warned last year not to feed kaka as it can be harmful to their chicks but locals have not seemed to get the message, Wellington City Council urban ecology team leader Myfanwy Emeny said. She said some people had been feeding the native birds nuts and seeds while others had fed them bits of lolly cake, chocolate and biscuits. “Kaka are amazing, engaging birds so they’re hard to say no to.” This was an issue as the kaka eating the fatal foods would re-

gurgitate it to their chicks, causing the disease which weakens the chicks’ bones causing, often severe, deformities. Myfanwy said people feeding kaka resulted in chicks having to be put down last year due to being badly disfigured and unable to leave the nest. “There was one chick which couldn’t close its beak,” she explained. She said the disease was

reversible without outward symptoms of deformity, but it was difficult to help chicks after they have developed weak bones. “It’s like raising a child on an all-sugar diet.” Myfanwy was hopeful for the fate of the two Crofton Downs chicks as they had a few weeks until they were supposed to leave the nest and were “not showing any outward signs of

Wellington residents need to work on their recycling and waste management habits, according to Wellington City Councillor Iona Pannett. The Lambton Ward councillor said representatives from across the region would be meeting to discuss a regional waste management plan, which is discussed every six years, at the end of the month. She said the city’s “performance isn’t very good” when it came to recycling, but the most important thing was figuring out how to reduce waste in the

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first place. “Sometimes reducing is harder and we don’t have systems in place to make it easier.” Iona said from 2010 to 2015 the amount of recycling had gone down slightly in Wellington. “That’s not the right trend… An important discussion needs to be had.” Iona said one of the contributing factors could be that rubbish disposal across the region had been privatised. “Councils have got out of the waste market. Private rubbish collectors say they can do it cheaper with bigger bins which


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deformity”. She said if locals wanted to help kaka they could do so by planting more local plants such as kowhai – which are natural sources of food for kaka. However, Myfanwy also explained how there was no shortage of food for the native birds to feast on. “They have plenty of natural food throughout every season,” she said.

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Busy bees in Wellington’s Botanic Garden By Jo Lucre WINTEC JOURNALISM STUDENT

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maintained and honey needed to be harvested. Surplus honey would likely be given to staff as they were not legally permitted to sell to the public however they may look at obtaining the necessary authorisation in the future if there was sufficient honey and costs could be justified. Karin said the bees were calm and there had been no reported stings to the public however there was barrier tape and safety signs around the perimeter of the hives. Pestpoof pest control director Paul Chapman relocated the bees from private Wellington residences and said it was sad when relocation was not possible. Paul said he often relocated bees to his own back yard, friend’s houses or his own roof space and even had a small waiting list of

people seeking bees. “When people are well informed they know that [bees] are good.” Wellington Beekeepers Association spokesman John Burnet has been managing the hives he supplied from his own stock and had been mentoring the garden’s staff. “I’m teaching them basic bee keeping skills, bee biology, what to look out for, essentially colony management and demonstrating use of appropriate equipment. “They are completely green so I am teaching them a little bit at a time.” John said having bees at the Botanic Garden was a prime opportunity to educate visitors. “I see the prime driver here is to educate the public on the importance of bees to the environment.”



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Rescued bumble bees now have a new home thanks to Wellington’s Botanic Garden. The bumble bees may have faced extermination had they not been relocated to the garden. They will now help to increase biodiversity within the garden. Wellington City Council’s conservation and science advisor, Karin Van der Walt said the first of three nests arrived mid December last year and she estimated each nest to have 100 to 200 bees. “What makes them great is that they are active at low temperatures, they are highly effective for Wellington, going out and about pollinating various plant species,” Karin said. The bees foraged up to 5km helping the garden and the rest of Wellington too. Karin said the nest boxes were all the bumble bees required. “They don’t need anything from us.” The bumble bees were not the only bees to take up residence at the garden and four honey bee hives were installed two days before Christmas. Honey bees differed from bumble bees as they required warmer and drier weather Karin said. “If it is rainy or windy they tend to stay inside the hive and wait for a better day.” Karin said the hives needed to be


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Wednesday January 25, 2017

Molesworth Street artwork salvaged There is some light at the end of the tunnel for artwork coming out of Thorndon’s deconstructed 61 Molesworth Street building. The artwork inside the property has come through the demolition in relatively sound condition, the Wellington City Council announced last week. The deconstruction of the building, badly damaged in the November 7.8 magnitude earthquake, is almost complete with just the plant room containing an electric substation and boilers, and the mural left. The council’s manager of building consents and compliance Mike Scott said they wanted to save anything they could from within the building.

“A few items were returned to tenants, but without being able to get near it for safety reasons, most possessions could not be salvaged. “Seeing that the artwork is still intact – albeit a little beaten up – is a good end to this sad story.” Sculptor Jim Allen, well-known for his work at Futuna Chapel in Karori, was commissioned to produce the artwork in the early 1960s when the building was constructed as the New Zealand head office of British company Imperial Chemical Industries. Jim said the artwork was “a sculptured concrete panel inspired by the micro-structure of naturally occurring copper crystals, building blocks of the

chemical industry”. The artwork, about seven metres wide and three metres high, has been a prominent feature in the entrance foyer of the building since 1965. Mike said a combination of the size of the artwork, the fact it was made of concrete, its position within the building, and the skills of the demolition workers, “have all been contributing factors to this artwork surviving a 5000 tonne demolition”. The Molesworth Street site is due to be handed back to the property owner at the end of January. “The council will work with Prime Property to support the future of the art work but ul-

Artwork has been salvaged from 61 Molesworth Street. PHOTO: Supplied

timately any decision on what happens next with the mural and the rest of the site is up to the owner.

Local rest home rocks out By Sharnahea Wilson

Young musicians rocked out at a local rest home last week, entertaining residents with songs old and new. A group of budding artists from The Rock Academy played their gig at Cashmere Home in Johnsonville, performing everything from Sam Smith to The Beatles. The Rock Academy’s Geoff Day said the performers appreciated the chance to play in front of an

audience. “As a musician it’s important to have gigs, and there are not a lot of gigs around for kids.” Geoff put the group together from children who attend music tuition once a week as well as those who just attend The Rock Academy’s holiday programmes. “They’re a really talented group,” Geoff explained of the children who learned most of the songs they performed about an hour before the show began.

Young musicians from The Rock Academy perform at Johnsonville’s Cashmere Home. PHOTOS: Sharnahea Wilson

A base guitarist, four acoustic guitar players, an electric guitarist, a keyboardist and three singers kept the performance upbeat with renditions of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Valerie’ and George Ezra’s ‘Budapest’. Geoff said it was often important for young people to get into music. “We have kids come through [tuition] who have struggled in school but they now focus a lot better after learning an instrument. “For some people it’s crucial – to become part of the classroom.” Geoff said the group was keen to do more performances. He said they were looking to play in more rest homes, hospitals and anywhere else that has an audience willing to listen. He said they would also be running another holiday programme in April where the children will get the chance to busk in Kilbirnie – keeping any funds they raise.  If you know of a retirement home the group could play at, or for more information on the holiday programmes email Geoff Day at Geoff@therockacademy.

“The council’s role was to get the building down safely and quickly and we’ve almost completed that work,” Mike said.



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“I can see the reasoning, but I think it could be quite disruptive after children just had Christmas off.”

“I think it could be a good idea if we keep getting summers like this.”

“I reckon it’s a good idea because the weather is nicer.”

“I don’t think it’s necessary, the weather has only been bad this summer, it was much better last year.”

“I’m quite in favour actually, children would be able to get out into the fresh air and spend less time on technology.”

Michelle Potter, Johnsonville “I think it’s a good idea – to fit in with the seasons.”

EYE ON CRIME entered an optometry store in Johnsonville and stole four pairs of sunglasses while the attention of the assistant was distracted. In Newlands the occupant of a house in Robert Street hear a loud noise and found that that an attempt had been made to force entry through a French door. The door frame was damaged but the dead bolt held firm and no entry was gained. A house under construction on an open site in Cirrus Close was entered and a quantity of building material was stolen. In Khandallah a grey Toyota Corolla hatchback parked on the road in Mandalay Terrace had

its left rear quarterlight window smashed and a power cord stolen from the back seat. A wooden framed rear bathroom window was jemmied open to give access to a house in Khandallah Road. Details of items stolen are not yet available. A blue Toyota Corolla hatchback parked off street overnight in Onslow Road had a front left window smashed. On Onslow Road, a Toyota Avensis station wagon parked had its front left window smashed and white Hyundai hatchback car parked on the footpath had its driver side window smashed and a wallet stolen. A red Honda Civic car parked overnight


In Johnsonville a Toyota Carib stationwagon parked in Kipling Street was broken into by a smashed window and coins were stolen. A cell phone left for a few minutes on a seat in the foyer of a bank in Johnsonville Road was stolen. The lock on a basement door of a house in Burgess Road was removed to gain access and a quantity of power tools was stolen. A silver Honda Jazz hatchback parked during the early evening outside the retirement village on the Burma Road was broken into via a smashed window. An item of clothing and sunglasses were stolen. A male wearing a hoodie

in Rangoon Street had all four wheels stolen. Access to a house in Delhi Crescent was gained through a side lounge window. Two TVs, two iPads, headphones, a clock and a passport were stolen. In Madras Street a house was entered through a forced bedroom window. A computer, a Tablet and a disk drive were stolen. Also in Madras Street a car parked in a carport was broken into and an item of clothing and some coins were stolen. In Grenada Village a newly constructed house in Trelawny Terrace was entered via a forced window. A quantity of builder’s power tools was stolen. Also in

Trelawny Terrace a shipping container used as storage was entered after the plate securing the padlock was cut through. A pink Honda Fit hatchback parked in Curacao Place was damaged when the rubber seal was peeled away from around a window. In Churton Park a gardenia bush was dug up and stolen from a garden in Mauldeth Terrace. In Broadmeadows a house in Kanpur Road was entered through a jemmied window. A TV, a GPS unit, a range finder, a pair of walkie talkie radios and a digital camera were stolen. Associated hunting equipment was also stolen.

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Wednesday January 25, 2017

Top marks for NCEA students at Newlands College By Sharnahea Wilson

A local college student was delighted when he received his NCEA results recently, getting a Level 3 Excellence Endorsement with an impressive 125 Excellence credits. Jainal Gandhi of Newlands College was expecting to get good results in the 2016 exams but he was still a bit nervous ahead of receiving his results in the mail. “The English and Calculus exams I found quite challenging,” he said. Jainal did not let his nerves get the better of him, receiving an Excellence Endorsement overall as well as endorsements for individual subjects Calculus, Physics, Chemistry and Digital Technologies. “I also did Level 3 Statistics and Accounting in Year 12 which I got Excellence Endorsements for,” the talented teen explained. Ahead of his exams, Jainal was awarded a joint dux, along with fellow student Devon Russell, for his outstanding achievements during the year. The 2016 results were the best ever for Newlands College at every level, Newlands College deputy principal David Pegram said. He said what was particularly pleasing was the NZQA comparison figures with similar Colleges (decile eight to ten) across the country showed Newlands


Water supply at risk Wellington Water staff and contractors worked all night Friday to find and repair a leak affecting the main supply pipe to Wellington City. They were back again on Sunday in the bottom of a four metre deep hole, next to the Wellington Railway Station. Gary O’Meara, Wellington Water’s GM of Network Operations and Customer Service said it was likely the November earthquake was behind the leak. People were told to store enough water at home for at least seven days in case the water goes out.

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Newlands College 2016 Joint Duces Jainal Gandhi and Devon Russell. PHOTO: Supplied

College students exceeded the performance of students from those schools at NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 and at University Entrance. “Particularly pleasing results came from our Year 11 students,” David said. “They are an exceptionally able group of students. Over one third achieved NCEA Level 1 with an Excellence Endorsement and close to

three quarters achieved either an Excellence or a Merit Endorsement.” At Senior Prize Giving in November last year the school announced their Year 13 students were eligible for scholarships totalling $186,000. “Since then students have been receiving more scholarship offers and the figure will now exceed that sum considerably.

“One of these students, Amanda Dharmasekhara, was offered scholarships totalling $30,000 based on her results the previous year. She lived up to expectations and her final results show 92 Excellence Credits at Level 3.” Jainal received an Auckland top achievers scholarship and will head to Auckland City University next month to begin his studies in Engineering.

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Wet weather wards off wasp plague New research from Victoria University has found there may be less wasps this summer after Wellington’s wet spring. The research revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer. The study, published last week in the Journal of Animal Ecology, examined 23 years of data from New Zealand and 39 years from the United Kingdom. “The patterns typically show lower numbers of wasps after cold, wet springs, and higher numbers after warm, dry springs,” lead author Professor Phil Lester, from Victoria’s School of Biological Sciences, said. “This year we’ve had a really wet spring in many areas across New Zealand. These places that have seen a lot of spring rainfall could expect lower numbers of wasps than average this summer.” The invasive common wasp is a native species in the United Kingdom and became established in New Zealand in the 1970s. The insect is a major pest in both

countries—in New Zealand it has been estimated to cost the economy in excess of $130 million each year. Though Wellington has had a wet spring, Professor Lester said climate change could considerably increase wasp numbers. “The average global temperature is rising each year. We are therefore likely to see more wasp abundance in the future as our weather gets warmer.” Co-author Dr John Haywood from Victoria’s School of Mathematics and Statistics said the study also found population densities for the upcoming year were heavily dependent on numbers from the previous year. “If we saw a high abundance of wasps in one year, numbers are likely to be lower in the following year. This is a relatively common way that insect populations change over time. “We also determined that wasp populations don’t ‘cycle’—we can’t predict the abundance of wasps three, four or more years from now based on their current numbers. There is no predictable rise and fall of numbers over the long term.”

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Robyn Cotton checking out the Heart Foundation website, her go to for healthy recipes. PHOTO: Jo Lucre.

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Robyn Cotton lives with a defibrillator that resynchronises her heart and collecting for the Heart Foundation February appeal is her opportunity to help fight heart disease. Based in Khandallah, Robyn approached the Heart Foundation last year volunteering to collect locally for the annual fundraiser as well as coordinating volunteers. Together with her husband Ian who has a pacemaker and has previously had open heart surgery, Robyn collected outside New World Khandallah last year. “Generally people were willing to give, some gave online, others gave what they could and some would have liked to but were unable to,” Robyn said. Robyn said she found many people were interested in the Heart Foundation and also her personal experience. “They were very interested in hearing a good story as there are so many stories out there without a happy ending.” She said her best advice had been for people to get their heart’s checked. “If in doubt, check it out,” she said. Robyn said she was happy to continue volunteering and would again be collecting in February this year.

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Dance Classes in Newlands Angela Goodall Dance Academy offers classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop and Pre School Dance. All classes are taught in a fun, friendly and positive learning environment and cater for students of all ages. Dancing has a wide range of benefits – coordination, confidence, building self esteem,

increased muscular strength and aerobic fitness. Angela is a registered teacher through the NZ Association of Modern Dance. The Newlands studio is based at 1/64 Kenmore Street. Feel free to pop in for a visit, have a look at their Facebook page, or contact Angela for a free trial class –

Jennifer Evans Dance academy The Jennifer Evans Dance Academy is a professional Academy dedicated to the tradition of classical ballet and offering creativity through all dance forms. Jazz, Contemporary, Tap and Hip-Hop. This year we are extending our adult classes to a program to suit all levels,so beginners make 2017 the year to realise that dream and former dancers make it your year to rekindle your passion for dance. A central feature of the Academy is the many chances to perform for charity events, such fun and dancers have a sense of pride and accomplishment performing for audiences. We have an environment where each dancers ability is nurtured. Productions,choreograph competitions examinations are available to all dancers of the Academy. We are proud of everyones achievement.

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Khandallah ballet teacher Monique Koorey, has started off 2017 offering children the opportunity to learn in Newlands, Johnsonville and Khandallah and now not only offers Royal Academy of Dance syllabus but is introducing Jazz/ Contemporary. She says that dance is very popular in the local area, and there are many benefits for the children, with it being great physical exercise, helping improve posture and core strength, plus structure and of course it helps children develop friendships. The key to keeping young children interested in ballet is to capture their imagination. She offers ballet for 3-5 years olds these classes are very structured, and are great for leading the ballet dancers into the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus.

We have at end of year performance at Cashmere School, which is a Gold Coin donation, last year the money went to a scholarship. For the older children over the age of 5 years we offer the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus. There is also an ever increasing Adults Ballet class. During the year the older children are prepared for Ballet exams, followed by an end of the year production, Monique tries to make this stress free for parents, she organizes all the costumes, so there is just a hire fee. Classes are held in the Khandallah, Newlands and Johnsonville. There is always an opening for new students or for those transferring from other Ballet schools, for further information please contact Monique Koorey on Ph 9712228/0272145593 or

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Tarrant Dance Studios 2016 for the Tarrant Dance Studios ended with exams, performances and a dancing whirl of activity. The Imperial Russian Ballet toured New Zealand and over forty young dancers had the exciting experience of dancing onstage with them in Nutcracker at the St James Theatre. Classes attract dancers from five to over fifty years and the physicality and music that goes with all dance experiences makes it fun and very satisfying. The New A Very Welly Christmas Festival in Lambton Quay was a special event for the young casts of two new ballets, The night before Christmas and The Lion in the Meadow. Back in January young dancers are in class and into the studio in Cuba St where there are racks of long white tutus as Les Sylphides draws near. Kids Magic is a special day and part of the City Council programme at the Botanical Gardens. In the Dell by the Rose gardens at 11am on Sat Jan 28 the senior dancers will dance this famous classical ballet outdoors and there will be the extra special magic of live music. The beautiful Chopin score will be played by Orchestra Wellington conducted

by Chris Clark. February 11 is opening day for classes at the studio and also will have students dancing in the huge East meets West extravaganza for Chinese New Year at the TSB Arena. Classes are focussed on student abilities and broadening minds to become curious and contributing artists and creators. Students have opportunities to join many community events and to perform as well as working in carefully graded levels to learn the vocabulary and techniques of Dance. A wide range of recreation classes are held at the studio every evening. Children Beginners class is Saturday morning and the ballet programmes see dancers climb those famous stairs in Cuba St. daily. Director,Deirdre Tarrant wants everyone to love dancing and to get up on the floor and dance. There is a lot of sitting in our day - it is very important to get on our feet and keep foot tapping flexibility a part of our daily lives!  Rolls are being finalised now and enrolments and enquiries should ring 3847285 and leave a message. We will get back to you.

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Competing for a spot at the world champs By Sharnahea Wilson

Wellington is gearing up to host the Asia Pacific Women’s Floorball World Cup qualifier at the end of the month. From January 31 to February 5, Floorball New Zealand will host the tournament where teams will battle it out for one of just four spots in the 11th Women’s World Floorball Championships in Slovakia. A soon-to-be Year 11 Marsden Collegiate School student of Karori was selected last year for the national floorball squad and will be among the women battling it out for the top spot. Rachel Bertschinger was selected along with four girls from Wellington East Girls College and one girl from Wellington High School. The six day event will feature eight teams from the Asia-Oceania region who will compete to travel to the World

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Keeping up with the McCaw’s The Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn wedding is newsworthy and it’s because of people like you clicking, reading and watching in droves. I’ve had numerous discussions, some of them heated, with people who disagree with the idea that the ex All Black captain, our most successful rugby player ever, getting married to hockey player Gemma Flynn is actually news. Trust me, it is and the statistics back it up. People who say “who cares” and “they deserve privacy” are living in their own fairyland when it comes to 21st century news. Both bride and groom are household names, McCaw especially is arguably the greatest All Black ever. That’s our national game and most identifiable global brand all wrapped into one. Make no mistake, the ridiculous amounts of security and the use of umbrellas and suit jackets to block news cameras was not done for privacy, it was done to protect the big money exclusive rights for photos and interviews paid

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Champs in December. Floorball is a type of indoor hockey which has been gaining popularity around the globe as a fast-paced, tactical team sport. A floorball team consists of five field players and a goalie. Teams also have many substitutes, and can sub at any time during a game as quick subbing keeps the game at a high level of intensity. The upcoming qualifier will be the biggest international Floorball tournament ever held in New Zealand, and a significant event for Wellington. This year’s event supports newcomers, including two teams from China and Thailand, which have never competed in an international tournament. The New Zealand women’s team includes a number of college students, a mother-daughter combo, and 18 athletes vying for New Zealand’s place at the World Cup.

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Looking For Members North City Tenpin Bowling, 35 Kenepuru Drive, Porirua are looking for members to join Leisure League which meets on Tuesday mornings commencing 31 January at 10.30am. This is a mixed league with no age limit. For further information please call Colleen on 4782888 or contact the centre on 2374428. Situation Vacant

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