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A sweet donation By Sharnahea Wilson

Whittaker’s chocolate paid it forward in the form of nearly 5000 kilograms of free chocolate for local organisations last week. Charity organisation Kiwi Community Assistance got a call last week from Whittaker’s telling them 4624.3 kilograms of chocolate was available for collection. The not-for-profit organisation’s founder Tracy Wellington said she immediately let all of her clients know the 50 per cent dark chocolate fundraising bars would be available for pick up. Continued on page 2. Tracy Wellington of Kiwi Community Assistance received nearly 5000 kilograms of chocolate from Whittaker’s.


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Huntleigh Home flies their very own flag By Sharnahea Wilson

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The residents and staff of Huntleigh Home in Karori flew their very own flag – designed by some of the team – last week. Rest home manager Suzanne Simpson said the home got a flag pole a couple of years ago, and each time they have something to celebrate they fly a different flag. “We fly the All Blacks flag when the rugby is on and the Scottish flag on Scottish Independence Day. “Why not have our own flag,” Suzanne said. The home put teams of staff and residents together and gave them the challenge of coming up with a flag which would represent their home.

The winning flag, designed by resident Audrey Hayes and staff member of 15 years Bryan Taomata, featured a tree, 10 stars, two cats and the official Enliven colours. “The tree represents the home’s philosophy and the stars represent the 10 Eden principles,” Suzanne explained. The two cats represented the home’s cats Eden and Rocco, Suzanne said. Enliven homes offer the Eden Alternative, with 10 principles, which is an elder-directed model of care where residents are supported to maintain their independence. Audrey and Bryan’s design was a clear winner, gaining 65 per cent of the votes cast by residents, staff members, family

Continued from page 1. “Foodstuffs North Island transport division AF Logistcs collected it free of charge and transported it to KCA’s warehouse in Grenada North,” Tracy explained. She said the chocolates would go to 14 local organisations including Salvation Army Johnsonville, Newlands Foodbank, Supergrans and Whare Manaaki Porirua Women’s Refuge. Within the six pallets of chocolate KCA collected for the various organisations they work with, were 165,204 bars in total. Tracy said once she has agreed to take a load of donations she then let the organisations she works with know what the stock was. They can then place orders and the stock is gone by the next day. One of the organisations who put their hand up to receive some of the chocolate was Community Action Waitangirua. Community Action’s Lizzie McMilLocal organisations get a sweet treat. PHOTO: lian-Makalio said the chocolate would Sharnahea Wilson help with a new walk-in initiative where

dent at Huntleigh for two and a half years, said it was lovely to see the flag go up. “It really means a lot,” she said.

they help either users, or family members of users, of methamphetamine. “A lot of people crave nothing but sugar when they are coming off drugs.” Lizzie said the chocolates also might go towards giveaway prizes for an awareness event run by Community Action Waitangirua. Tracy said KCA receives donations of short-dated Whittaker’s stock two to three times a year. “We sometimes receive ingredients too like honey covered cornflakes, nuts or marshmallows.” KCA is now in the process of fundraising for their own refrigerated truck to make it easier for them to collect, and drop off, more fresh foods. “The Wellington City Council gave us a grant of $11,500 towards a refrigerated truck,” Tracy said. The fundraising is set to continue through KCA’s givealittle page.  To donate to KCAs refrigerated truck visit donate-funds/ or to follow their work, check out their Kiwi Community As-

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Huntleigh Home resident Audrey Hayes and staff member Bryan Taomata fly the flag they designed for the Karori rest home. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

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Former Police Association president seeks Labour nomination to run in Ohariu By Sharnahea Wilson

Former Police Association President Greg O’C o n n o r r e c e n t ly confirmed he was seeking the Labour Party nomination to stand for the Ohariu Seat – a seat held by MP Peter Dunne for 33 years. “For the last 20 years, I have successf u l ly advocated for Police Officers, nationally and internationally, and I now seek to use those skills to represent the people of Ohariu,” Mr O’Connor said. “I want to be part of a government which is focused on ensuring all New Zealanders receive proper housing, education, health care and jobs. And part of a government that strives for a safe and secure society for all its mem-

bers.” Mr O’Connor said his strong sense of social responsibility as well as the ideals of the Labour Party made “the decision to join them a natural one”. “I have previously l ive d , wo r k e d a n d played for sports teams in the Ohariu electorate over many years, and have close ties to the community, so standing in that electorate is a natural fit.” Mr O’Connor said he had interests and skills beyond the Police environment which he learned while leading the commercial arm of the Police Association. He is also active in the Intellectual Disability sector and is a director of a commercial business. “The prospect of rep-

resenting the Ohariu Electorate on the national stage is exciting and presents an opportunity to contribute to making

Greg O’Connor seeks Labour nomination to stand for Ohariu Seat. PHOTO: Supplied

Local band rocks out Onslow College band Retrospect, who were the regional winners of the 2016 Smokefree Rockquest, are set to play at the Hutt City Council’s Rhythm and Reels event. A showing of the film ‘School of Rock’ at Riddiford Gardens will be played after the band’s performance on February 11 at Anzac Memorial Lawn in Lower Hutt with a start time of 7.30pm. Attendees are welcome to bring their own food, though there will be food and drink for sale.

New Zealand a prosperous and great place to live for all New Zealanders.” Mr O’Connor pointed out it would be a challenge to beat the long serving incumbent, but said if selected he would use his strong advocacy skills to represent the people of the electorate. Mr Dunne, however, welcomed the competition saying he still had strong support from the local community. “I have always encouraged people to actively participate in our political process – it is a healthy sign of a robust democracy, something that seems to be under threat in other western democracies of late.” He sa id the encou ragement he received over recent months was the key reason why he wanted to “continue to be Ohariu’s voice in Parliament and in government”. The nominations will close on February 12.


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A free service to help locals stop smoking has been set up across the Wellington region, and northern ward councillor Jill Day backs the cause. Takiri Mai te Ata is a collective of seven health, education, justice and social service providers that have been working together for over 45 years. They have recently been awarded the contract by the Ministry of Health to deliver a smokefree service for the Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa regions. Manager Catherine Manning said the free service offered

face-to-face and 24-hour phone support and the quit coaches would support people through a six-week programme and provide free nicotine patches, lozenges and gum. “New Zealand has a goal to be smokefree by 2025 and we’ve been set up to help ensure our communities will get there together,” Catherine said. “The first thing we do with our clients is meet with them face-to-face and set a quit date. Once we’ve set a quit date we work intensively with them to help them achieve their goal and support them to remain smoke free. “We know trying to give up smoking is hard but with the

right support you are much more likely to be successful.” Jill, who is portfolio leader for Maori partnerships, children and young people said smoking figures were significantly higher for Maori, Pacific Islanders and youth. “Free services such as free Takiri Mai Te Ata Regional Stop Smoking Service will make a big difference in supporting people to stop smoking. “This will be a huge help in achieving Wellington City Council’s smokefree strategy, that aims to make public spaces smokefree in Wellington by 2025,” Jill said. She said although smoking numbers in Wellington were


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inbrief news Comedy show comes to Wellington International comedy star, David Strassman’s brand new show, iTedE is an uproarious take on society’s technology-laden lives. The sharp-tongued Chuck Wood and loveable Ted E. Bare have been thrust into the world of social media, constantly on their iPads and iPhones, not interacting with the real world. The Wellington show will take place on Saturday, March 11 at 7pm at the Michael Fowler Centre. Tickets from

Travel club keen to hear locals’ kiwi experiences By Sharnahea Wilson

A local travel club which was founded in 2009 is inviting lo-

Northern Suburbs Travel Club with the intention of bringing members of the community together and combating the isolation some locals feel. “One lady said to me everyone is interested in travel, so I set up a club where people could share their travel experiences.” The first talk given at the club was given by Jim himself, who discussed his travels around Vietnam. The club, which has discussed countries from Russia, Iran and Turkey to North Korea and Japan, has now grown and has about 80 people on the email list. “We’ve pretty well been around the whole world,” Jim said. With each presentation the speaker puts together a powerpoint of images from their

cals to go along and share their stories about their adventures around New Zealand. Jim Collins started the

Investment in Police Ohariu will benefit from a significant Government investment in police and the wider justice sector to further reduce crime and keep our communities safe, List MP for Ohariu Brett Hudson said. “Knowing that we are kept safe by a constant police presence is something our community rightly expects. “We’re boosting police staff by 1125, including 880 extra frontline officers, with all police districts across the country getting more sworn officers,” he said.

Jim Collins and Ed Crampton of the northern suburbs travel club in front of an image from Jim’s Vietnam travels, silk worms feeding on mulberry leaves in a village in Hanoi. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

trip and talks for about 10 to 15 minutes on their various adventures. Ed Crampton, who will be the group’s presenter for 2017, said “travelling around New Zealand can be just as much fun”. “A lot of people have travelled around New Zealand, so we thought it was a good idea to encourage people to come along and talk about it. “People say it gives them the chance to relive their holiday.” The group also has many social activities throughout the year including a group trip to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos with discounted prices on tours.  For more information on the northern suburbs travel club or to join call Ed Crampton on 4783066 or email ed.san@

Local production features mother-daughter duos When 12-year-old Caitlin Duggan went to audition for Khandallah Art Theatre’s annual production last year she was too shy to perform, this year she will be playing the lead. Cinderella is set to open in Khandallah Park on February 12 and not only will Caitlin play the main role, she will be acting alongside her mother Lisa who plays a wicked step sister. Caitlin originally thought she would play a mouse, so she was surprised when director of the production Marty Pilott asked her to be Cinderella. “I’ve done some things at school before... but nothing as big as this. I came to the auditions last year but when I got there I was too shy to have a go. This year I was a bit more confident.” Lisa was also 12 when she first performed with Khandallah Arts

Theatre. “It was a musical version of The Hobbit and I was Bilbo’s sister. I had three short lines, and I was so terrified I would forget them that I can still remember them.” Lisa and Caitlin are not the only mother-daughter duo in this production. Jessica Doube will play Ravioli, the other step-sister, and her seven-year-old daughter Yoshimi is the smallest mouse. “The mice have quite a big part to play in this version of Cinderella,” Jessica said. “They keep the story moving along. Because Yoshi is the smallest, her role is to be especially impish. I think for her it’s just a natural extension of all the fantasy play she does at home.” Both Lisa and Jessica have been in many previous Khandallah Park performances. Lisa remembered playing a sprite called Twit in the



Are you interested in travel? If so, come and join us to relive the travel experiences of others or to share your own with us. There is also be the opportunity to share your own latest travel adventure over a cup of tea and biscuit after the meeting and to go on tour to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with other club members. The Club meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Johnsonville Community Centre with the first meeting on 15 February at 7.30pm. Subscription is $20 for the year or $4 at the door as a casual member. For more information you can contact Mr Ed Crampton at

very first production 17 years ago. Since then Khandallah Arts Theatre has put on a family-friendly play in the Park every year except 2003. Although this year’s play was written by ‘outsider’ Kaye Umansky, who is a popular writer for children in the UK, many of the others have been written by club members, including Lisa (Princess Kate and the Dragon, 2008) and Jessica (Kiwiman, 2013). “I really enjoy having been part of creating this local family entertainment for so long,” Lisa said. “And I love it that we now have the second generation getting involved.”  The production will run at 3pm and 5pm on February 11, 12, 18, 19. It will also run on Friday 17 at 6pm. The rain-off venue is Cashmere Ave School Hall. No bookings required, gold coin appreciated. For enquiries call 499 4444.


Lisa (left) and Caitlin Duggan, and Jessica and Yoshi (front) Doube will perform in the upcoming Khandallah Arts Theatre production of Cinderella. PHOTO: Supplied

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Photospace exhibition The first exhibition for Photospace Gallery in Te Aro this year will be by photographer Chris Corson-Scott. ‘We Passed the Setting Sun’ is a suite of large-format colour photographs of New Zealand landscape, with historical and environmental concerns among the themes explored. Some portrait works are included. The prints are very large, so are spread out one-per-wall over several gallery rooms. The exhibition runs from February 10 to March 18 and is part of the inaugural Photival photography festival as well as the Fringe Festival.

ABOVE: Alex, 6 and Anna, 7, play The Downfall of Pompeii. RIGHT: Molly, 9, Luke, 11 and Charlie, 9, play Ticket to Ride Europe. PHOTOS: Supplied

Children swap technology for tokens By Sharnahea Wilson

Children are set to put down their iPads and pick up their tokens with a brand new board game club in Karori. Ellie Bauer has been a member of Karori Arts and Crafts for four years, and her nine-year-old son Charlie recently had a great idea for a children’s club at the centre. Ellie pitched the idea to centre manager Margaret Taylor who thought it would make for a fantastic alternative for children who love to play board games. The games club will be based on Euro-style board games such as The Downfall of Pompeii, Settlers of Catan and Forbidden Island. “Euro games are much better for kids – they teach cooperation. They

are really about working together, thinking strategically and you don’t have to be competitive,” Ellie said. She said unlike American board games such as Monopoly, which are more luck-based and can take up to three hours to play, Euro-style games are reasonably quick to play and easy to learn. “They are designed so that there’s no knock out, everyone is in it right to the end and anyone can win right up to the last minute.” She said the board game club would be a great way for children to develop a fair sense of play. “With these games you can be positive about winning, but if you don’t win you can also be positive about how you played the game and the strategies you used.” Ellie said she frequently played

board games at home with her husband and her two sons, aged nine and six, as was fascinated with the interesting history and artwork involved in each game. She explained how the Euro-style games became popular in Germany after the war and were more centred around collaboration than battles. “The competition is usually indirect.” There will be a free open day for parents and children wanting to check out the new games club on February 12.  To join the club costs $35 for six months, and parents can stay and play for free. Family rates will also be made available. For more information call the centre on 4766817.

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OUT& Wellingtonians about brave wind on Waitangi Day

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Members of Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Mokopuna in Seatoun deliver a powerful kapa haka performance.

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Several hundred hardy Wellingtons braved the determined wind on Waitangi Day. The day marked the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) New Zealand’s founding document on February 6 in 1840. Wellington City Council hosted Te Ra o Waitangi event at Waitangi Park on Monday with music, dance, craft and a diverse array of kai. Kiri Rikihana of Kupe Charitable Trust said “food is such a bridge to our curiosity”. The start of the event was punctuated with a 21-gun salute off Port Jerning-

ham marking the 177th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. Kiri said Te Ra o Waitangi was “important to us as a way of providing visibility to our Maori culture and starting a conversation about how relevant it is to modern Aotearoa”. She said honoring how European settlement started with the treaty was important. Lena Meinders from Nga Hau E Whaa o Papararangi in Newlands suggested learning Te Reo Maori and Tea o Maori would bring New Zealanders together. “Open your eyes to each other – it makes us one people and that is New Zealanders,” she said.

Margaret Cross visiting from Wales joins Rachel Cooper, Roy Stephens, Sean Stephens, 12, Ginny Stephens, Frida Aidan Liang, 18 months, and Janus Liang for a wind Family time: Delia Culling, Dontay Palmer, 4, Sam Palmer, Stephens, 14, Madiba Cokataki, 9, and Nicky Beamish. and Layton Palmer, 1. swept outing.

Making traditional wahakura (pepi pod) to keep a baby safe during sleep: Dale Coosens and Vanessa Tanner of Te Roopu Raranga o Manaia.  RIGHT: Wellington Mayor Justin Lester delivers his Waitangi Day welcome speech.

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divisional therapist Dee Wilkinson, ensured the residents are always happy and entertained with activities running six days a week. Johnsonvale Home hosts themed nights on special occasions including Easter, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and birthdays. “If there’s something to celebrate, we will do it,” Dee said.

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The residents also go out on regular trips to farms, museums and the movies as well as having regular entertainers coming to the home. The home has a fantastic Chef on hand who changes the menu on a regular basis and caters for all residents nutritional needs. The Home provides Rest Home beds as well as Hospital beds for residents who may need extra care and a

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: We asked Year 7 students at Newlands Intermediate what primary they came from and how they felt about starting a new school.

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Anahera Fransen, Newlands Primary

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Anjali Sharma, Bellevue School “When we started on the first “It’s been great. I was really “The first day was pretty fun, I “I have a popular big brother “I wasn’t that scared because I “I was excited because the day they welcomed us with a knew some people here. I was holidays were so long and nervous but mostly excited. I was a bit nervous and sad not here so I wasn’t nervous. scared my friends would get was crossing my fingers that my powhiri. I found my teacher to be with some of my friends I met all his friends. P.E is I wanted to see my friends but we got greeted and I got really cool here compared to put into other classes, but I have again. None of my friends were best friend and my cousin were really nice. Over the holidays I made some new friends now to meet new people. P.E here at primary school.” put in my classroom but I have put in my class and they were. was really bored so I was excited to see my friends again.” and played sports with them.” got to know new people.” It’s been a really great week.” is more fun than at primary.”

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Designated recycling area needed Dear Ed, I would like to see in Karori a designated area for recycling where you can take your own recycling and drop it off. The land fill is too far away. The council crate for glass is too small.

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a house in Bassett Road left locked and secure was entered although there are no signs of force. A brief search appears to have been made and a high value guitar and two laptop computers were taken. A flat in Angel Street was entered during the course of the new tenant moving in. A large bag of bedding and a large bookcase measuring seven feet tall were taken. A grey Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked overnight in the driveway of a house in Cortina Avenue was entered and searched although there is no sign of force being used. It is not yet known if anything was stolen. A red Subaru Impreza hatchback parked within the property of a house in Old Coach Road was entered although no sign of force used. A backpack marked Civil Defence was taken. A white Honda Avancier stationwagon also parked locked in the driveway of a house in Old Coach Road was entered and again by unknown means. A bluetooth speaker was taken out of the vehicle but later found nearby. A silver Volkswagen Golf stationwagon parked in Stonefield Place was entered by unknown means and a substantial sum of cash was stolen. A grey Ford Falcon saloon parked in the driveway of a house in Hawtrey Terrace was entered, no sign of force, and untidily searched but nothing stolen. Lengths of heavy duty chain and shackles have been stolen from a school play area in Haumia Street.

In Newlands a blue Toyota Starlet hatchback parked locked and secure outside a house in Gahagan Way was stolen. A burglary occurred at a work site in Cirrus Close when a vehicle drove into the yard and loaded up with a variety of building materials. The event was captured on CCTV and details of the offender and the vehicle have been passed to Police. Entry was gained to a vacant house in Stewart Drive by smashing a large aluminium framed window at the rear of the house. Holes were made in walls and a door ripped off its hinges. In Ngaio three bonsai trees were stolen from the front of a house in Captain Edward Daniell Drive. This is a repeat incident and the victim has previously bought them back from an on-line bidding site where the prices range from $100 to $500 each. In Churton Park a house in Mauldeth Terrace was entered via a sliding door which was taken off its hinges. A black Porsche Cayenne utility vehicle located in the garage was stolen. A white Ford Mondeo stationwagon parked (possibly unlocked) in the driveway of a house in Winsley Terrace was entered and an Ipad, a laptop charger, camera, clothing items and two pairs of sunglasses were stolen. In Crofton Downs a mountain bike left insecure on the porch of a house in Clementine Way, was stolen.

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The other idea would be to reduce packaging in the first place. And to stop manufacturing plastic bags or only produce biodegradable ones. Paula Dickinson, Karori

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Out of the Garage and into a world class facility By Jo Lucre WINTEC JOURNALISM STUDENT

Garage Project, a brewery in Aro Valley, will produce a portion of its beer on contract at a world class Hawke’s Bay facility. Deloittes Fast 50 winner of 2015’s fastest growing company in New Zealand has joined forces with bStudio to produce their award winning beer. Garage Project business manager Jason Crowe said it was a way to make more beer and they had found a great partner in bStudio. “Through their brewery they have built, it enables both of us to grow – and craft in New Zealand to grow,” he said. Garage Project had initially looked to build a larger production brewery in addition to their Aro Streey brewery at a cost of millions.

it dry and airy by opening windows and curtains. Rental properties are often seen with curtains closed and windows fogged up. Of course they will be damp and unhealthy. Leith Wallace, Karori

Garage Project founders Jos Russell, left, and Pete Gillespie are excited to be expanding their company. PHOTO: Supplied

After discussions with bSudio they decided to continue with what they did best, brewing, coming up with great ideas and experimenting. “We said why don’t we help you design and spec this brewery and we will become one of your foundation partners and customers and we will brew some of our beer in your facility,” he said. Thus avoiding capital raising and a capital investment treadmill and paying down debt. “We didn’t see a need to own more and more stainless steel we already have a brewery with quite a bit of stainless steel. “We have credibility, we think as brewers and if we want to expand then this is quite an interesting way to continue to expand.” Jason said the company would maintain their quality standard, have brewers on site

and will travel back and forth between Aro Valley and the Hawkes Bay. “We are really happy with what they’ve built up there and we’re very excited to start brewing our beer in their facility probably around April or May,” he said. The market was demanding more of their popular beers and now they could continue to grow and keep customers happy, Jason said. “It’s about growing the business and growing the brewery making our beer available to a wider audience.” Moore Wilson liquor floor manager David Hughes said they were a big supporter of Garage Project. “If Garage Project has a new beer we will get it, even if it is obscure people buy it because it is Garage Project,” David said.

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New entrants enthusiastic about starting school By Jo Lucre WINTEC JOURNALISM STUDENT

It was a tear free start for new entrants at Johnsonville School last Wednesday. New entrant teacher Misty Olney said the first day went well with no tears shed among her ten students. Misty said the children had been well prepared with school visits last December. She said the children had got along well with each other. “It was like they had been together for a while, it just worked and they clicked,” she said. Misty said the best thing about new entrants was their joy and enthusiam. “They are fresh and funny with a good sense of humour,” she said. Johnsonville School principal Barry Schon said the school had around 30 new enrolments this year. He said he loved the start of the school year and it was a pleasure to welcome the kids back and meet newly enrolled families. “On the first day of every term we always have a ‘welcome back hui’ [assembly].” The hui was ‘short and sweet’ welcoming new children and staff, sharing what was coming up in the term and singing together. For one new entrant Wednesday’s wet weather stood in the way of her ‘favourite thing’. Taylor Lang, 5, said her favourite thing was the playground. “It was bad weather and we didn’t get to go on the playground,” she said. New entrant Ciaran O’Neill, 5, shared

Taylor’s sentiments saying he did not get to play on the playground either. Faced with rain children spent their first day indoors, shape hunting, making pictures, having races and working together. Taylor’s mum, Sharon said Taylor was really good starting school and it helped she had older siblings. “I wasn’t nervous so I think that helped a lot and she’s very independent.” Education Minister Hekia Parata said a new school year presented new possibilities and challenges. She said 765,400 students were expected to return to or start school this week. From those 10,540 were five-year-olds starting school for the first time from a total of 63,220 expected to start school throughout the year.

New entrants at Johnsonville School Taylor Lang and Ciaran O’Neill. PHOTO: Jo Lucre


Huntleigh Apartments resident Teresa Smithard says she’s pleased she chose to move to the Karori retirement village.

Huntleigh Apartments ‘the right choice’ Enjoying an independent, worry-free retirement is high on the list for Karori woman Teresa Smithard. That’s why Teresa made the move to from her family home of 36 years to Enliven’s Huntleigh Apartments, a modern retirement community in the heart of Karori. “It was a big home with a large garden and I was by myself,” Teresa explains. “I found living in a large home by myself quite daunting at times and I wanted a retirement place for the security.” Teresa explored the retirement village options in Wellington, and liked what they saw at Huntleigh Apartments on Karori Road. “My husband and I had visited an open home a couple of years ago. We both decided that if we had to move this would be the best place for us,” says Teresa. “It’s in Karori, where we have lived for many years. It’s close to the shops, to friends, there’s a bus stop right outside and it’s familiar. Everything is at your door.” She says she enjoys the independent living provided at Enliven’s Huntleigh Apartments.

“It’s very independent here. It allows you to be private, but not isolated. If you want company it’s close-by, but if you want privacy you have it.” Although the idea of moving out of her beloved family home was daunting at first, Teresa says she’s glad she made the move. “You need to be sure when you move to a retirement village, and I feel I’ve made the right choice coming here. I felt comfortable within the first couple of days of moving in.” Huntleigh Retirement Apartments are operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides independent retirement living from 221 Karori Road in Karori, right next door to Enliven’s popular Huntleigh Home.  The upcoming open days for Huntleigh Retirement Apartments are on Wednesday 15 and 22 February from 1pm to 2pm. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the Village Sales Agent, Allan Davidson, on 04 439 4949, email or visit www.

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THIS WEEKS FEATURE HOME Magical and Secluded, Yet so central

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This is a truly magical place and the current owners have loved living here for nearly 30 years: "We've loved living in such a private, lush and personal space - with lots of beautiful trees and green area but no feeling of being enclosed because of the wonderful views out across Ngaio and up to Khandallah from many parts of the property. The home has always felt welcoming and a happy and 'embracing' home and we enjoy the feeling of its history. We bought it from a couple with young children who had clearly enjoyed living there and we had a surprise visit one day from the daughter of the original owners, who no longer lived in Wellington but was visiting and could not resist coming to see the house she had grown up in. She spoke of many happy memories. She said that the house at that time was the last one at the (then) top of Heke St and was a place where the local children congregated to play in the garden. She showed us the place in the garden where her 'sweetheart' and later husband had proposed and pointed out various trees her father, who was a great gardener, had planted. It is a home for all seasons. In summer it is wonderful to throw open the doors to the deck and light and sun floods in around the house. The deck is perfect for barbequing and for spending time with family and friends - with easy access to the kitchen, sitting room and dining room through the French doors. In winter the house is cosy and snug and the sitting room at the front of the house is the perfect place to relax with the gas fire on.


Throughout the year we have a wonderful variety of bird life - which changes depending on what flowers, berries and foliage are around. Kereru, Piwakawaka, Tui and Kaka are regular visitors and sometimes at night we hear Morepork. The house has always "worked" for us, and the way we have used the house has changed over the years . It is very accommodating in that regard. We have used it at times as a place to study and work from and it is quiet and ideal for that. It has also been great for changing family needs and has happily accommodated children, parents and friends. With sitting room areas at either end of the house it is possible to be communal or find a quiet space. We love the master bedroom - it is spacious and tranquil and from bed you can lie and watch Tuis and Kereru landing in the tree tops and it is lovely to sit and read on the window seat with the sun coming in. The house is ideally situated. Everything you might want for ease of day to day living is nearby or very easy to get to. For much of the time we have lived here we have worked in different directions - Ted in the Hutt Valley and Katharine in Wellington City and commuting has been easy and quick for us both. Trains and buses into the city are also easy and the train is ideal for events at Westpac stadium.




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3 Double Bedrooms Close to village yet private and quiet Huge 1216m2 section delivers lots of options Home approx 150m2 Buyer budget up from $745,000 Gas heating and water, 3-4 minute walk to the station,10 minutes drive to the city.

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