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Volunteers needed The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade is looking to recruit more members By Sharnahea Wilson

The Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade has been operating for 74 years, and this year they need more volunteers to help continue their great work.

Volunteer fireman Hamish Collier said an ideal number of volunteers to have at one time would be 15 or 16 – but he currently works with a dedicated team of eight. Continued on page 2.

Johnsonville Fire Brigade Volunteers (back) Margaret Tehuna, Dave Zander, (front) Hamish Collier and Josh Harvey. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson


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Local fire brigade seeks volunteers Continued from page 1. “We only have two crews at the moment [eight volunteers] so they end up being on duty every second week.” Last year the team had a total of 181 call outs, but that did not put Hamish off the job. After working across November, December and January with about five days off, Hamish said being a volunteer was “a big commitment but also really rewarding”. “It can get really tricky at times. There is also the fear of the unknown [for people thinking of joining], but once they have an understanding of what we do they realise it can be quite exciting.” There is a big push for female firefighters to join not only volunteer brigades but also as career firefighters. Margaret Tehuna is the only female in the Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade and she urged other females to think about signing up. “I think there’s still a mentality of it being a male only job… it’s not. I’ve had plenty of support here.” Dave Zander was also recruited recently and has not looked back. “I thought about volunteering for something for a long time… I wanted to meet people my

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own age but also find a way to give something back to the community. “You’re out there doing it. You actually get to make a difference.” Dave said the great thing about the fire service was that you never knew what was going to come next. “You get so many different types of calls.”

Josh Harvey has volunteered for many organisations throughout his career but said “there’s no other organisation that looks after you as well as the fire service does”. “You’re never left out of pocket.” It will be all go this year for the Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade with an open day

planned for March (keep a look out on Facebook for dates) and plans for next year’s 75th jubilee.  If you’re keen to join the volunteer brigade, or for more information visit www., visit Johnsonville Volunteer Fire Brigade on Facebook or call Josh Harvey on 0274848330.

Easier travel for local bus users By Sharnahea Wilson

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From left: Volunteer firefighters Hamish Collier, Margaret Tehuna, Dave Zander and Josh Harvey. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

Changes are being made to popular local bus routes in order to improve reliability and make passengers’ journey easier. Metlink is making changes to the Wellington bus Routes 3, from Karori through the city to Lyall Bay, 3S, Karori South to Wellington and 18, the campus connection from Miramar to Karori.

On Route 3, two extra trips in the morning and two extra in the afternoon will be added to complete capacity. One extra trip in the afternoon on Route 3S will also increase capacity. Greater Wellington Regional Council deputy chair and chair of the regional transport committee Barbara Donaldson said the additional trips would not affect times to the services during the day. “The additional trips are

simply inserted into the current timetable to address the immediate capacity issues,” she said. “Further changes will be made in April to address the timetable spacing and journey times.” There will also be timetable changes to Route 18 to improve more accurate timetable estimates throughout the journey. “The start and end times of the timetable remain unchanged,” Ms Donaldson said.

“The intermediate times are changing to reflect actual travel times and ensure people do not miss their bus.” The changes addressed immediate issues to improve customer’s travel experiences, Ms Donaldson explained. The improvements went live on January 29.  Metlink timetables are available online: https://www.


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Students struggle to find affordable flats By Sharnahea Wilson

Local students are getting desperate as rent prices across the capital continue to skyrocket with fewer affordable flats and growing numbers of students. Jess Nicholson is a third year law student at Victoria University, and is just one among thousands of students who have scrambled to find a flat in time for the academic year. “All of my hunting was not successful,” Jess said. She searched Trade Me and Facebook pages but found there were very few rooms available, and the ones she did come across were either unsuitable or out of her price range. “Most places were asking for between $200 and $230 a week... my budget is between $160 and $180.” Jess said the problem with paying so much for a flat was the rooms were often damp and mouldy. “Rent has been expensive considering the quality of the flats I have lived in... I lived in a place in Kelburn where my room had no sunlight and no windows other than the glass door which

opened into the corridor.” Throughout the academic year, Jess gets student loan payments of $176 per week. “Living costs don’t even cover rent, it’s pretty ridiculous,” she said. This year Jess will work two part time jobs, spending up to 30 hours a week working, on top of her already competitive course. “I know of people who are choosing to study part time and work full time just to be able to afford it, it shouldn’t be like that.” The Victoria University Student’s Association is also concerned about the lack of affordable flats in Wellington. The association’s president Rory Lenihan-Ikin said access to tertiary education is slowly getting closed off to those who can’t afford the cost of living in Wellington. “The mismatch between the cost of living and student support is beyond a joke. Getting a tertiary education is something increasingly only available for those whose parents can afford to fund them. “We’ve had dozens of individual requests for flatting help


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over the last few weeks, and this is only the tip of iceberg,” Rory said. He said students were forced to enter into bidding wars to secure flats, which have gone up by 10 per cent in the last year, many of which are not in a liveable condition. “2017 will be another year of renters getting sick in cold, mouldy flats that they are paying an arm and a leg for, unless action is taking such as the introduction of a rental WOF.”

On top of increased living costs students are racking up tens of thousands of dollars in student debt, Rory said. “If students are feeling pressured to sign leases for properties they think are unsafe to live in, we encourage them to come and talk to our advocacy service.”

Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester was involved in a car accident last week. Mr Lester and his chief of staff Joseph Romanos were involved in a collision on the way back from the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day at Makara Cemetery last Friday. Mr Lester reported on social media the pair managed to walk away “unscathed”. “A truck coming in the opposite direction lost control… and ran into the car we were in. The truck driver was shaken, but fortunately not hurt either,” Mr Lester reported.

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Blackberry feast brings neighbours together By Sharnahea Wilson

A big blackberry feast is set to bring neighbours closer together this month with an upcoming Glenside Neighbours Day event. Residents will host The Big Blackberry Feast in partnership with Wellington City Council for Neighbours Day pm February 19. Glenside Resident’s Association president Claire Bibby

said the event would kick off with afternoon tea under the marquee on the front lawn of the historic Halfway House in Glenside. “We do a lot of neighbourhood activities each year... we thought we should do a Neighbours Day event instead of the Glenside show this year,” Claire explained. Attendees will be asked to bring food items which incorporate blackberries in the

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ingredients, in keeping with the theme of the day. The event is for all residents and employees in Glenside and Claire said it was important for people to stay connected. “Part of being able to be prepared in an emergency is having connectivity – to know your neighbours, that’s what makes a community safe.” Local real estate agent and resident Barry Ellis will be compere and will auction off

leftover treats as a fundraiser for the Association. Resident Suzanne Hendry will write up a history of the blackberry fruit and there will be games for children organised by the Paparangi Scouts.  The Big Blackberry Feast will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 2pm. Tickets are limited to 80 at $5 each with under 12-year-olds free, if accompanied by an adult.

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School’s starting and parents are paying By Jo Lucre WINTEC JOURNALISM STUDENT

As children prepare to dust off uniforms for school this week, parents are wearing the cost. Combined costs of uniforms, stationery, chrome books and school fees are falling on families as they look to reduce costs. Newlands College principal Grant Jones believed it was important that students wore a uniform. “It’s a tradition we [Newlands

College] have had and it’s part of our culture,” he said. Grant said the uniform was a cost but said many parents set up an account and saved throughout the year. “It’s no different than with mufti, kids still need to be clothed and spreading out costs over the year in many ways it amounts to the same sort of thing,” he said. The school also had systems in place so students did not miss out if their parents could not afford

a device. “We are very conscious of the equity issue and make sure all students have a device,” he said. Grant said with all exams online in 2020 they had to get kids working in that environment. “The days of pen and paper are numbered,” Grant said. Stationery as a result was little unless it was for a specialised subject like art he said. L oca l mu m, Cassa nd ra Haimes said she loved uniformed schools but found it hard


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when everything seemed to be due at once. With children at Newlands College and Newlands School Cassandra needed to upgrade uniforms. “The plan is to spread out the costs and have a budget which I’ve tried to do, it’s been a bit tight,” she said. Wellington buy/sell secondhand uniform page creator Vicki Murray said she created a Facebook page with her daughter in 2015 when she was unable to find anywhere to buy or sell second-hand uniforms. The Facebook page had more than 1332 members and membership spiked this year. “We often see multiple listings for families who have children at primary, intermediate and secondary school where uniforms are required.” She believed people were struggling to buy uniforms new due to expense and often stationery lists had laptops on them. Households could be paying for internet and insurance for the purchased technology, she said. “Add all this to fees, donations, sports gear and travel costs etc and it adds up.”

Sharing documents that shape our nation A permanent exhibition of our country’s important constitutional documents will open to the public in the National Library of New Zealand in Thorndon, on May 20. The He Tohu exhibition will be opened the day before by the Governor General, Dame Patsy Reddy in an event that has been designated by the former Prime Minister John Key as an event of national significance. He Tohu will feature the 1835 Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of

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New Zealand, 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, and 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. From its outset in mid-2014, the He Tohu exhibition project has been developed in partnership between the Crown and Maori, with both parties providing leadership and direction. February 6 2017 will be the last Waitangi Day to see the Treaty of Waitangi in the Archives New Zealand Constitution Room before the public opening of He Tohu.

Senior Archivist Stefanie Lash said the public was welcome to visit the Constitution Room this Waitangi Day when there will be a special open day with Archives staff on hand to talk about the documents. “Come to see the Treaty of Waitangi in person on Waitangi Day in the Constitution Room where the Treaty, Declaration of Independence and 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition have been on display for 27 years.” “There has been growing

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Paparangi Kindergarten welcomes new entranceway By Sharnahea Wilson

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Paparangi Kindergarten head teacher Isabel Boyd with 4-year-olds (from left) Lexi Kaloyanis, Mila Brunning, Conor Riley, Jack Sutton and Sophie Sherley. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

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Scouts grow skills at national jamboree By Sharnahea Wilson

Local scouts recently took the trip of a life time when

they attended the 21st New Zealand Scout Jamboree in Marlborough. Keas leader for Karori West

Scout Club Mary Bluck went along to the event, which occurs every four years, with her 13-year-old son Joshua and her

13-year-old Joshua Bluck (in the blue jacket) of Karori West Scouts Club attended the national jamboree recently. PHOTO: Supplied

daughter who went as a leader. Mary said troops from Karori West and Brooklyn Clubs went along as well as scouts from Tawa, Wellington City and the Hutt Valley. “It’s for scouts between the ages of 10 and 14, so they usually only get one chance to go.” She said there was an abundance of activities for the 4500 scouts who attended the 10-day jamboree over the New Year period. “The kids get a once in a life time experience,” said the kea leader of 30 years. Mary said there was a dedicated team of parents at the Karori West Scout Club who had spent a lot of time fundraising, which made the trip less expensive. Josh, who started keas when he was five, was delighted he had the chance to attend the jamboree eight years later,

along with scouts from all over the country. “The helicopter was a highlight for me,” Josh said after his fi rst ever time in a helicopter. During the 10-day event, Josh was a patrol leader which meant he got the chance to learn new leadership skills. The scouts camped for 10 days and each day got the opportunity to try different activities and challenges including rowing, sailing and changing tyres on tractors. He also said a highlight was celebrating New Years with thousands of other scouts, and their leaders. Joshua said he would like to go back as a leader because he believed it was an important role in insuring the jamboree runs smoothly. “ Wit hout t hem goi ng, it would never happen.”

Exhibition explores artistic legacies By Sharnahea Wilson

An upcoming exhibition in the city is set to celebrate six artists with an emphasis on how they respond to the ways in which knowledge is held, collected and communicated. ‘Take that which has passed’, by curator Louise Rutledge, draws from the Wellington City Council Art Collection and will be exhibited at the Toi Poneke Arts Centre this month. From February 10 until March 4, locals will be able to catch a glimpse of selected works by Ruth Buchanan, Julian Dashper (who passed away in 2009), Sonya Lacey, Neil Pardington, Ann Shelton and Shannon Te Ao. The artists’ work had been added to the council’s collection because each artist “had a connection to Wellington”, Louise explained. Louise, who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Massey Uni-

versity and now works at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, said she was apprehensive when she was first asked to curate the exhibition. “I didn’t know a lot about the Wellington City Council collection.” But when she had a look at some of the works, Louise discovered “a bit of a treasure chest of 21st Century Wellington art”. The works which will feature at Toi Poneke consider artistic legacies, the landscape and online repositories as historic and material resources, Louise explained. She started looking at Ruth’s work which focused on the way people try to hold onto aspects of the past and about why we collect things and what it shown compared to what is hidden. “The selection process was really fun,” Louise said. Shannon Te Ao, whose work will also feature, recently won the Walters Prize which is

Curator Louise Rutledge stands in front of Ann Shelton’s work, Wake, site of the Wahine sinking, Seatoun, Wellington, 2008 which will feature in an upcoming exhibition. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award. A Public Programme and Publication launch will take

place on Saturday, February 18 which everyone was welcome to attend, Louise said.  For opening times of the

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Shiny new floor for Khandallah Town Hall By Sharnahea Wilson

The Khandallah Town Hall and Community Centre is back up and running as usual from today with a brand spanking new floor. Centre coordinators Sarah Andrews and Fiona McKenzie were delighted with the

Khandallah Town Hall and Community Centre coordinators Sarah Andrews (left) and Fiona McKenzie with James Hardie Flooring employee Will Stuart. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

shiny new floor, which was put in to replace the temporary floor after six months. “The building was built about 100 years ago… the floor became a health and safety issue,” Sarah explained. She said parts of the floor had begun to crack and a temporary floor had been put overtop in the meantime. Fiona said the hall had been worked on so many times that it was down to about 13 milimetres thick. The new flooring came from Wainuiomata College which closed down when it merged with Parkway College in the early 2000s. “We’re glad the floor still has an old look, it’s in keeping with the hall,” Sarah said. After being closed for six weeks due to floor renovations, the community centre and hall will be back up and running as usual from Wednesday, February 1 and Sarah was looking forward to having the community back in their shared space. “We have our beautiful hall back... we’re absolutely thrilled.” Both Sarah and Fiona were thankful to their property manager Dejan Kirbis from the Wellington City Council for helping to get the renovations completed. “We’re very appreciative of that,” Sarah said. To celebrate their new floor being installed, the coordinators held a morning tea on Monday as a thank you to the workers from James Hardie Flooring. The centre will have some new classes this year, which will include guitar lessons, as well as the usual favourites Tai Chi, Yoga, singing and book club.

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Litter in local reserves Dear Ed, I write to you following the article ‘Bottles dumped in Paparangi Park’ in the Independent Herald dated Wednesday 18th January 2017. In response to your question ‘Do you think littering is an issue in the local area?’ my answer would be YES, but it would also include the issue of general rubbish in the community and in the Bush. [I emailed the Wellington City Council highlighting] a concern about the recycle bins to dispose of rubbish and that I provided a solution to avoid rubbish entering the bush, this being a proposed latch. Also, I proposed for WCC to organise a litter picking day. Service requests were raised by WCC, however, no communication was re-

ceived following these. I did not feel it was my duty to be following these issues up. To this day, every time I walk my dog in the different reserves around Newlands/ Woodridge, there is litter at the entrances, which are from local residents recycling bins. What really concerns me is that we live in a high wind zone, however, people feel that they must put out their recycling bins even when the weather forecast has predicted storms. And once they have put them out, the rubbish is no longer their responsibility. By the end of the day, the rubbish bin has either tipped over or the lid has opened for the rubbish to escape into the environment. Gareth Shawcross, Abridged


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you think about the minimum wage being raised?

Sarah Andrews, Khandallah

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Carl Beentjes, Khandallah

Rachel Purdie, Kelburn

Sophie Spiers, Kelburn

“I think we should aim for the living wage.”

“I’m pleased it has gone up, I think it’s a good start.”

“I think people would be scraping by to live on it and to keep up with accommodation costs. The public sector needs to influence the private sector [to pay the living wage], it’s a complicated matter.”

“I think it is fine for teenagers who are working part time jobs but it isn’t much for someone who has to look after a family.”

“In comparison to living expenses I don’t think it covers much. It could be higher.”

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Ben Yabsley, Kelburn “It’s good that it has gone up, but some people have to provide for families and it’s not much to live off.”

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Recycling incentives needed Dear Ed, I’ve just read your article about Wellington’s lack of recycling and feel obliged to share details about the successful system they use in the Hawkes Bay, of which I’ve recently moved from. This simple system simply

stipulates that residents have to dispose of their wastes in council approved bags, which are available from supermarkets, dairies etc. These bags are not cheap, and therein lies the success of the system. Recyclables (paper, plastics glass etc) are EX-

EMPT from this requirement, therefore forcing residents to recycle in order to avoid paying the high cost of council approved rubbish bags. From my observations, incentive/disincentive schemes like this are the most effective. The reality is that without

incentives/ disincentives you will always get a half-hearted effort. Sad but true. I recycle but amongst my neighbours I’m in a definite minority; however I’d love to see that change! Steven Walsh, Wilton


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In Johnsonville an unlocked sliding door at the front of a house in Rotoiti Street provided easy access to an intruder who stole a TV and a play station 2. Between midday and 1.30pm the glass in the front door of a house in Cunliffe Street was smashed. Two Cannon cameras with batteries and chargers, a laptop computer, some foreign currency, military medals with sentimental family value and a bank card were stolen. The bank card was successfully offered for payment at a Tawa petrol station immediately after the burglary but was rejected later by a petrol station in Porirua. The lock on a shed on a property in Hawtrey Terrace was forced and a welder was stolen. A grey Ford Falcon saloon parked overnight in a Hawtrey Terrace driveway was broken into via a smashed passenger side window. A radar detector was stolen. Two shoplifters entered a service station in Johnsonville Road and carried out a collection of items from the car care gondola and left without offering payment. Video footage is with Police. In Newlands a laptop was stolen from a locked room in a primary school in Newlands Road. A flat in Robert Street was entered but no sign of forced entry. A laptop and clothing items were stolen. A silver Holden Commodore saloon parked in a secure garage in Peppertree Lane had its front left window smashed to gain access. A radar detector and sunglasses were stolen. There was no sign of force used to enter the locked garage. A partly finished house in Spenmoor Street was entered and two large aluminium double glazed windows were removed and taken away using the scaffolding on the exterior of the building. An attempt was made to break

into a house in Newlands Road during the night. The noise awoke the occupants and a large split was found in the back door. In Khandallah the occupants of a house in Rangoon Street returned from holiday to find that their house had been broken into via a smashed back bedroom window. The house was searched and an unspecified quantity of items was stolen. A house in Calcutta Street was entered and it is possible that a key left outside was used to gain entry. A sum of money was stolen. A car parked in a private carport in Madras Street was broken into and a jacket and a small amount of cash was taken. A silver Nissan stationwagon parked in Nicholson Road had its rear quarterlight window smashed. A white Suzuki Vitara stationwagon parked in Madras Street was broken into via a smashed window and a clothing item and sunglasses were stolen. A boat left on a lawn in front to a house in Homebush Road had its motor stolen. In Ngaio the downstairs window of a house in Orleans Street was forced open to gain entry. An Xbox, a Tablet and an external hard drive were taken. Two Visa cards were also taken and an attempt was made to use them fraudulently. An attempt was made to break into a house in Patna Street. A living room window was smashed and a ranchslider door was jemmied but no entry was gained. A white Toyota Sprinter stationwagon parked in Cockayne Road had its left rear quarterlight window smashed. Coins were stolen from the console. In Grenada Village a silver Nissan Maxima saloon parked in Guadeloupe Crescent was broken into and a radar detector stolen.


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OTAKI’S HISTORIC PIPI TRAIL The Otaki area is noted for its pipi, which is the namesake of the historic Otaki Trail which covers thirteen interesting sites throughout the Kapiti town. The trail begins at the Telegraph Stables which were first built on the site around 1872 to coincide with the Telegraph Hotel. The route the Pipi Trail takes was the Main Highway North in the 1800s. Another interesting aspect of the trail is the Memorial to Te Rauparaha. The blue marble memorial was commissioned by Ngati Toa Rangatira chief Te Rauparaha’s son Tamihana Te Rauparaha. It was unveiled on the site in 1880 – 30 years after his death. The eleventh site on the trail is home to Pukekaraka. Frenchman Father Jean Baptiste started the Catholic Church in 1844, now the oldest Catholic Church used in New Zealand.

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In February 2017, for five magical days, Napier will once again be transported back to the Art Deco era of the 1920s and 30s, according to the Napier Art Deco Trust. Enjoy unique heritage, as well as the fashion, music, art, cars, planes, trains and incredible charm that made the Art Deco era so special. There are new events that encourage us to discover and celebrate our heritage in a fresh light. And there are of course the festival favourites that have helped define the Festival.

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Huntleigh Home hosts annual summer fête

The Sri Lanka Dance Academy will celebrate Sri Lankan and Maori cultures at an upcoming show. PHOTO: Supplied

A celebration of cultures through dance By Sharnahea Wilson

Local performers will mix cultures with dance, drama and music to celebrate the national days of Sri Lanka and New Zealand for a show at the weekend. On February 4, northern suburb’s Sri Lankan Dance Academy will perform their production Celebrations which will commemorate the Independence Day of Sri Lanka and Waitangi Day. Sri Lanka Dance Academy grants coordinator Lakshmi Lenora said the performance will change between dancing, singing and drums. She said part of it was “about Sri Lankans meeting a Maori chief and discovering the similarities in the two cultures... then they all dance together”. Members of the Sri Lanka New Zealand Friendship Society, Sri Lankan Seniors Association and the United Sri Lankan Association were invited to take part, Lakshmi said. Celebrations will take a look at both the similarities and differences between the two cultures, and will explore each of their

traditions which have developed over the years. The Sri Lanka Dance Academy was formed in 1975 by Dayani Gonsalkorale’s who wanted to share her cultural heritage with the younger generation. In 2004 Dayani’s efforts were recognised by the New Zealand government when they awarded her The Queen’s Service Medal and in 2015 the Academy celebrated 40 years. Lakshmi said it was important to keep recognising Sri Lankan culture through dance, and pointed out that there would be a variety of performers taking part in Saturday’s show. “We have dancers from age five to 25,” she said. The one hour show Celebrations will be performed at Lower Hutt Little Theatre on February 4 at 6.30pm. “We acknowledge the generous grants received by the Hutt City Council and Hutt Mana Charitable Trust to showcase this production,” Lakshmi said.  Tickets cost $10 for an adult or $5 for a child, to purchase tickets contact Neluka on 0275226694.

Huntleigh Home residents Effie Duff, Audrey Hayes and Jocelyn Allen make chutney for the Huntleigh Summer Fête. PHOTO: Supplied

Residents of Enliven’s Huntleigh Home and Apartments in Karori are welcoming the community into their home for their annual Huntleigh Summer Fête. Fête goers can expect all the usual fair activity, including fun for the kids, bake sales, raffles, bric-a-brac, a sausage sizzle, a plant sale, animals, crafts, an open home at Huntleigh Retirement Apartments, and much more, Huntleigh Home and Apartments manager Suzanne Simpson said. “This is the third year in a row the fête has been running. It’s a fun afternoon for the whole family and we’d love to have our local community come to join us again this year.” Suzanne said having special events and involving the community with Huntleigh Home is part of the home’s model of care,

Wrights Hill opens for Waitangi Day Wellington’s historic Wrights Hill Fortress in Karori will be open for public inspection for locals to enjoy on Waitangi Day. The World War II coastal battery first opened to the public in 1989, and will be accessible between 10am and 4pm on February 6. On Monday people are invited to guide themselves through the tunnels and gun emplacements. The walk usually takes about one hour and there will also be a number of guided tours during the day. Visitors will be able to explore

the 620 metres of underground tunnels with a free map and history pamphlet. They will see the engine room, shell stores, plotting rooms and the huge gun pit where Gun Number One used to stand, as well as a replica of the 10 metre-long gun barrel. Also on show will be historic photos, and an assortment of military weapons. A DVD of how a 9.2-inch gun operates will be showing as well. The WWII Fortress is the only one of its type in New Zealand available to the public on five open

days a year. Wrights Hill Fortress was built from 1942 to protect Wellington from Japanese bombardment. In the early 1960s, the guns were cut up for scrap and sold, ironically, to the Japanese.  Admission is $20 for a family of two adults and three children under 15, or $8 per adult and $5 per child. (Cash only). Bring a torch and strong footwear (no jandals). Visit nz for more information.

the Eden Alternative. “Our philosophy of care encourages variety, spontaneity, companionship, contact with children and animals, continuing with hobbies and having purpose and meaningful activity. That’s because these are the things that add meaning to our quality of life.” “The residents look forward to the fête and help prepare things for it as well as help with the stalls on the day. Being involved with their home and having the chance to interact with their local community is important to them and the fête is a great opportunity for this.” As well as providing a fun afternoon for Huntleigh Home residents, their families, friends and the local community, all funds raised on the day will go towards the resident’s gardening

project. “Last year’s fête raised money for a greenhouse, which is to be put in the courtyard in coming months. This year we are fundraising for items for the greenhouse, such as plants, seeds, soil, pots and maintenance items to get the greenhouse going,” Suzanne said. “We have so many residents who love gardening and our vege garden is going from strength to strength. It was their idea to get a greenhouse for their home, so we’re very excited to be able to do it thanks to support from the community.”  The Huntleigh Summer Fête will be held on Saturday, February 11 from 1pm to 3.30pm, at 221 Karori Road in Karori. All are welcome to attend. To find out more about Huntleigh Home visit

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OUT& about

Flying high PHOTOS: Bella Photography

By Rachel Binning

The Denton Family enjoy kite day: James, 3, Will, Grace, 5, Madeleine and Sammy, 1.

Family Kite Day at Alex Moore Park in Johnsonville was a flying success. For over 20 years Johnsonville Lions Club has run Family Kite Day in conjunction with Epilepsy New Zealand. After a slow start to the event on Sunday, January 29 mainly due to the cool blustery conditions a good number of families came to watch, admire and to fly their own colourful kites. For many of the excited children it was the first time they had enjoyed flying a kite. As well as flying their kites, families were encouraged to picnic on the field and watch the large, intricate and

magnificent kites on display in the sky. Although it was a free event it was the first year the organisers decided to sell small kite making kits at the event, which many people purchased and used on the day. Johnsonville Lions Club member Stephen Cook thanked the families who turned up on the day and said it was unfortunate the event was cut short due to bad weather. “It would have been too dangerous for the flyers and the families to attempt to fly [the large display kites] in the conditions,” Stephen said. “The day unfortunately ended earlier than advertised due to the cold wind and threatened rain. It is likely that we will try again next year.”

Emily Scherzer, 3, enjoys the kite display Ross Brown of the Johnsonville Lions Warren Smtih and his sons, Levi, 4, Max, 7 from high on her dad Joern’s shoulders Club displays one of the kites on sale for and Leo, 9. on a day out along with her mum Tanya. the event.

Dave Murray with his children Samantha, Darren Lynch shows his daughter John Whibley with his Peter Lynn designed giant 3 and Corban, 2. Madison, 6, how to fly a kite. octopus kite.

Kite fun: Cooper Lynch, 5, and Michelle Richards.

Sharanya Panda, 12, and Rohit Guthpe, 17.

With kites beautifully crafted by grandpa: Kathryn, 8, and Ethan, 5, Jarvis.

Rob Mayo QSM of the Johnsonville Lions Club holds tight to his flying fish.

The Taylor family braves the windy conditions: Lauren, 9, Rebecca, Ivy, 6, and Anthony.

Wednesday February 1, 2017

Children get active during Scavenger Hunt space race By Sharnahea Wilson

This year’s Capital E Great Scavenger Hunt was out of this world with children and their parents dressing up in their best outer space costumes. This year’s theme was space race, where people dressed up and started their journey, for a $1 koha donation, at Wellington’s Waterfront. Scavenger Hunt event coordinator Keely McCann said the event was started seven years ago in conjunction with the Wellington City Council to focus on organisations and activities Wellington has to offer. “We had nine organisations involved this year… [scavenger hunters] needed to find each one and complete an activity,” Keely

said. Attendees grabbed a map from Capital E which they used to find each organisation and complete challenges to receive stamps on their space maps. Each challenge had two difficulty levels and when all of the stamps had been collected on the maps, space explorers went in the draw to win a prize pack of books from Capital E’s friends at Gecko Press. One of the organisations involved was Space Place, based in Kelburn’s Botanic Gardens, where children had to complete a puzzle challenge. “They then had to throw alien hacky sacks and get them to land on Jupiter,” Keely said. The New Zealand Police were on hand to show children how to

$3 million to secure Wellington’s buildings in earthquakes

take finger prints, and entertain them with the always-popular police puppy. Wellington Indoor Sports also got involved this year and Keely said it was a great way for organisations to meet local parents and get involved in the community. Keely said there were about 1000 participants on the day, despite the overcast weather, and she looked forward to working on the next Great Scavenger Hunt.

Wellington building owners will receive funding from the government to help secure unreinforced masonry on their buildings, following November’s quake. Mayor of Wellington Justin Lester welcomed last week’s announcement of the $3 million fund and said it would go a long way to keeping people safe in future earthquakes. “The Government will be using emergency powers to require securing of parapets and facades that may pose a risk in an earthquake. Owners will have 12 months to complete this work,” he said. “We have worked with the Government to make a $3 million fund available for building owners to draw from to go towards the cost of the work. I will be asking council to reprioritise a $1 million contribution towards this.” Mr Lester said Wellington had taken a leading role on earthquake resilience but more remained to be done and the investment from both central and local government would be a help to owners. “Unreinforced masonry is

a real threat to people’s lives during a strong earthquake. It has been responsible for many earthquake-related deaths in New Zealand and overseas. “As we are in the middle of an active earthquake sequence, it’s important we get this work done as soon as possible. “This will help keep people safe and it could save lives.” Council is developing a full list of the streets and buildings these rules will apply to and which will be eligible to draw on the fund. Mr Lester said he asked for this to be completed as soon as possible as part of a significant programme of work to further increase Wellington’s resilience. Infrastructure and sustainability portfolio leader Councillor Iona Pannett said securing this masonry would help preserve iconic elements of Wellington’s buildings. “This is about making sure Wellington’s building owners can get on with the job quickly and preserve the character and safety of our city. I urge all building owners affected to take advantage of the extra funding, comply with the law, and get the job done.”

Children enjoy this year’s Capital E Great Scavanger Hunt in Wellington City. PHOTOS: Supplied

Welcoming international students with pre-degree programme A new pre-degree programme has been launched by Victoria University and ACG, New Zealand’s leading pathway specialist, to prepare international students for university in Wellington. The programme is being delivered near Victoria’s Pipitea campus in Wellington’s CBD, and classes started on January 24. Victoria Provost professor Wendy Larner said international students brought a variety of new perspectives to the university environment as well as to the Wellington community. “Approximately 30 per cent of international students stay in New Zealand at the end of their studies contributing significantly to the economy, while those who return home often maintain links to New Zealand, acting as influential cultural, business and political ambassadors for our country,” Wendy said. The purpose of hosting the programme in the heart of the city would allow Victoria’s students to engage with the university services from their first day. “Offering the programme alongside Pip-

itea campus will forge strong connections with our future students,” Wendy said. “They will have access to student services, including Victoria’s libraries, health services, recreation centre and learning support systems. “ACG is a highly regarded and successful provider of pre-degree programmes for students. This is an exciting opportunity for Victoria to leverage their expertise to bring more international students to the capital city and to Victoria.” Bryce Pedersen, ACG’s Deputy Principal for the Victoria University programme said ACG was delighted to bring its experience working with other universities, to its partnership with Victoria. “We are pleased with the demand of our very first intake of students. It demonstrates the demand that international students have for academic pathway programmes in Wellington,” he said. “Providing the course alongside Victoria’s Pipitea campus is a great move as it will enhance our students’ sense of belonging.”


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Fiona Haines Dance Academy

The Fiona Haines Dance Academy offers classes in Jazz, Contemporary and Royal Academy of Dance Ballet for Girls and Boys of all ages, along with ‘Fairy Ballet’ classes for pre-schoolers using imaginative stories and props. Little ones don’t want to stand still so you have to capture them with movement, music and themed classes, and they love it. Fiona says she has had a large influx of boys over the past few years and now runs a monthly ‘Boys only Ballet class’ taught by a male dance teacher, additional to their weekly class. The school has been running successfully for over 20 years with 100% pass rates in all examinations (Royal Academy of Dance and NZAMD Jazz and Contemporary). Every year we put on a huge production, my senior students are already asking me what show we will be doing in 2017 and trying to

work out which part they may get a chance to play. Dancing is all about getting out on stage and it’s the favourite part of the year for them”. Fiona has no obligation trial classes where students are welcome to come along and trial a dance class. Often students know they want to learn dance but are unsure of what Ballet or Jazz actually is so it’s difficult for them to decide. New students are welcome to trial a ballet, jazz and/or contemporary class, free of charge. We have classes running in both the Karori and Brooklyn suburbs along with some of the senior classes being held in the NZ School of Dance studios this year, which the students are very excited about.  All students are involved in yearly examinations and a full production. Classes commence Monday 13th February. Enrolments are now being taken for 2017. Contact Fiona on 021 721 020

Jennifer Evans Dance academy dance academy, now at Marsden Marsden dance academy, now at dance academy, now at Marsden

Specialising in • Classical Ballet • Jazz • Contemporary • Tap • Hip Hop Classes for beginners to adults

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 HipHop. 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

Harbour City Rock ‘n’ Roll Club Northland Community Centre, Woburn Road Monday evenings 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm Weekly beginners’ lessons start on Mon 13th February, 7pm, only $8 a night.

An established family-based boutique Dance Academy Professional training for graded and vocational classes Coaching for teachers qualifications Studios are based at Samuel Marsden Collegiate, St Ninians and St Teresas in Karori and St Barnabas in Khandallah Contact Jennifer: Email: Phone: 04 476 2821 • 027 635 0191

You can learn to dance rock n roll in 6 easy lessons at Harbour City Rock n Roll Club! Suitable for all ages and abilities. We offer teaching, coaching, social events, and inexpensive monthly dances (called hops) – non-stop dance music from the 1950s to recent rock n roll releases.

Have fun, keep fit, and meet people! For more details contact: Kathy 021 054 8597

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.  Jennifer Evans Dance Academy follow us on facebook

Fiona Haines

Term 1 commences Monday 13th Feb

• Studios in Brooklyn and Karori • Academy established for over 20 years with 100% pass rate • Qualified and Experienced Tutors in all Dance Styles • Fun story based dance classes for 3 & 4yrs • Royal Academy of Dance Ballet ages 5yrs+ • NZAMD American Jazz 6yrs+ • Open Contemporary classes 10yrs+ • End of Year Stage Productions & Examinations • Free no obligation trial to any of our classes

For enrolments or enquiries

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Wellington Ballet 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


Our mission is to provide every student with excellent training in classical ballet in a positive and enjoyable environment.



Khandallah Town Hall, Khandallah Bowling Club, Johnsonville Community Centre, Newlands Community Centre

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,

Khandallah Ballet Academy

Principal - Carolyn Mckeefry MRAD, MIDTA, AISTD (NAT)

Classes recommence Monday, 13th of February, 2017. Enrolments are now open!

Email: Phone: 04 9712228 or 0272145593

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

Dancing with the feet is one thing, but dancing with the heart is another.

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Tarrant Dance Studios

Director - Deirdre Tarrant

~ 125 Cuba Street ~ Classes for children, students & professionals in classical ballet (RAD)(IDTA) and contemporary Plus wide range of evening adult recreation classes.

Classes recommence from Saturday February 11th ♦ Pre-school ‘fun dance’ - Emphasis on enjoyment and movement ♦ Classical Ballet: Grades - Advanced ♦ IDTA Medals ♦ Adult Ballet ♦ Middle Eastern Dance Class sizes are limited - fun, family, friendly atmosphere, suitable for both girls and boys. Experienced and qualified tutors. Dedicated dance space... Everything is local. Studio: 135 Khandallah Road Enquiries/Enrolments: Cathy McCullagh Ph: 479-3230 Carolyn McKeefry Ph: 389-4944

PHONE 384 7285 or MOB 021 533 725

Classes taught by highly qualified and experienced teachers


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Jazz- Tap- Ballet- Hip Hop Contemporary-Pre School Dance ALL CLASSES HELD IN NEWLANDS

Open Day and Enrolment Day Saturday 4th February 11.00am-12.30pm Unit 1/64 Kenmore Street, Newlands

Contact Angela

Registered Teacher NZAMD 021 174 3500

Visit us online at

Take your child’s love of dance to the next level…

Ballet is fun, but it is also physically demanding so parents should take great care to send their child to a professional, qualified teacher. Royal Academy of Dance teachers are trained to teach dance following a carefully structured syllabus which is fun and safe, enabling students to progress in planned stages. Dance training offers many additional benefits for students, such as increased confidence, self-esteem, communication skills and self-motivation, improved posture and physical strength and an appreciation of music. An inspiring dance teacher will help your child fulfil his or her dreams.

Weekday & Saturday Dance Classes

Have a go at Wellington Dance! A chance for budding dancers to try preschool dance, beginners ballet or beginners jazz. Saturday 28th Jan at the Thorndon and City studios, and Tuesday 31st January at Seatoun. For the Have A Go day timetable see The open days will also include a

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

For toddlers, preschoolers and beginners!



taster of the new Intro to Dance programme for beginners 8 years and older, which offers intro classes in Ballet, Jazz or Lyrical. No need to book, just come along. For more info and for our Term 1 timetable and easy online enrolment, visit find-teacher/

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 –

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Lewis Clareburt crossing the finish line at Capital Classic in Wellington. PHOTO: Mark Tantrum Photography

The third event in the New Z e a la nd O c e a n Swim Series kicked in Wellington with last Sunday with 1150 participants taking the plunge. New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, Event Director, Scott Rice said the wind provided some challenges. “Overall the turnout was great and the sun still shone regardless of the wind.” Winners of Sunday’s 3.3km Capital Classic were Lewis Clareburt and Emma Robinson.

Up and coming distance swimmer and New Zealand Junior Blackfins team member, Lewis Clareburt took the male title with a time of 37:41 minutes. 2016 Rio Olympian and multiple event winner Emma Robinson finished in 38:50 minutes to secure the female title. Hot on t hei r he els, Colin Coombes, Victoria University of Wellington student Nick Sasse, Claudia Ashby and Sammi Harnett, finished second and third in their male and female age groups,

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respectively. Scot t cong rat u lat e d Lewis and Emma on their wins. “Emma finished second overall which really reflects the class of swimmer she is.” “Born and bred in Wellington, she now lives and trains in the Gold Coast so it’s great to have her back here each year to compete in this event in her hometown. Both winners did a fantastic job today.” Other distances in the Capital Classic event included the 500m ‘Give it a Go’, the 1km ‘Step it

Up’, and the 200m Banana Boat OceanKids event. There are four remaining events left in the 11th season of the New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, including; Legend of the Lake ( February 18, Rotorua), Christchurch Crown (March 4, Christchurch), Bay of Islands Classic (March 18, Paihia) and King of the Bays (April 8, Auckland).  For more information or to register for this popular series, visit

Sevens – Police happy, organisers not so much While the New Zealand Police praised the organisers of the HSBC Wellington Sevens for a trouble-free weekend, organisers said they had been expecting more people. About 10,000 people dressed in costumes attended on Saturday, and only 8000 on Sunday. After the first day, Inspector Terry van Dillen said he was very happy with crowd behaviour and believed the changes made to the event were right. HSBC Wellington Sevens General Manager Steve Dunbar said more than 10,000 people had enjoyed a first day that reflected

the direction organisers hoped the tournament would take. “While we’d been expecting sl ig ht ly more fa ns, we were thrilled with the feel-good vibe in the stands. There was plenty of banter, dancing and costumes, but we also saw the crowd really get into the on-field action. “We have never shied away from the fact that we needed to make changes to the tournament to make it fun for everyone, and we’ve taken a big step towards that.” Wellington Free Ambulance reported a peaceful first day for medics and patients were treated for minor scrapes and headaches.

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Mike Fuailefau obliges with his autograph. PHOTOS: Bella Photography By Rachel Binning

The Canadian National Rugby Sevens team demonstrated just how to get young rugby players enthused at a training session last week. Johnsonville Junior Rugby Club hosted the Canadian team at Helston Park and invited members of Newlands Junior Rugby Club to join them on Tuesday, January 24. Lorenz Wright from the High Commission of Canada explained this was the first year the Canadian side had a specialist seven aside for the upcoming World Rugby HSBC Sevens Series in Wellington. He said the team had a demanding training schedule interspersed with community events. “The team loves [this community event] and they are thrilled to be able to provide support [to the Johnsonville club].” The 13 member Canadian team continued its long-standing tradition of friendship with the Johnsonville club. The Canadian team has been involved in this event for an impressive 13 years. Over 60 youngsters aged from two to 13 years old as well as parents and staff from

the High Commission of Canada came to watch the Canadian team who had touched down in wild Wellington weather on Sunday, January 22. The Canadians made the most of Tuesday’s good weather and summery green grass, having come from temperatures of six degrees Celsius. Club co-conveners Tamaiti Brunning and Trina Coombs said it was a privilege the Canadian team continued to come to their club. The event also made a great start to their upcoming rugby season. “They are good guys … really friendly. [The Canadians being there] shows the friendly side of rugby… and shows it is not all serious,” Tamaiti said. While the Canadians warmed up on the field the rugby club made all its visitors welcome with rugby-related games and a sausage sizzle. Trina said the children who attended felt special that a team from another country was taking the time to share their rugby skills and knowledge with them. “It is great they come down to the grass roots and play with the local kids,” she said.

All aboard the Fed Express The Roger Federer versus Rafael Nadal tennis final was the sort of sports event you stop your life to witness. Once the Australian Open final was set to feature the two greatest rivals ever in the sport, it was must see television. No one would have picked that final before the event started. Like two weary warriors, both men had struggled with injuries late in 2016. Yet like a good heavyweight title bout, there always seemed to be one more chapter to write in the storied history. For me, Federer is my guy. I think you’re either a Federer or Nadal fan. The Swiss maestro won me over early and I’ve been riding the Fed Express

happily ever since. At 35, most thought his grand slam days were done but when younger contenders like Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic fell to the wayside, it felt like it could be Federer’s chance to shine. So it proved in a gripping final against his arch rival and friend Rafael. A five set final which predictably not only lived up to the pre-match hype, but exceeded it. Federer can now go out on his terms. Safe in the knowledge he can compete and conquer at an age when not many men have in tennis history, Federer proved he is, to me, the greatest player of all time.

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