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Fed up with flooded property By Sharnahea Wilson
A Karori resident is fed up with the constant flow of water that comes onto his property damaging his lawn, driveway and parts of his house. Owen Archer, who owns a property on Hazlewood Avenue in Karori, has been dealing with an extensive water issue for several years and said the Wellington City Council has not been on his side. Continued on page 2. Owen Archer points out damage done to his driveway by water running over, and under, his property. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
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Krav Maga helping locals learn self defence By Sharnahea Wilson
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A Johnsonville man who went through a traumatic experience in South Africa is now teaching locals how to defend themselves with Krav Maga. Andre Maritz moved to New Zealand with his family 10 years ago – not long after his
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Andre Maritz and his daughter Megan showcase how to escape an attack using Krav Maga. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
Karori resident fed up with flooded property Continued from page 1. “The water flows from above my property, through my property then onto the footpath below,” the homeowner explained. Owen said he had been back and forth with council for years but they said because the water seems to be coming from a natural water course it is not their responsibility. “I’ve already spent thousands of dollars trying to contain the water.” Owen has put a drain in his property but said it could not contain the sheer volume of water. He has also had plumbers out to his house and had to fix extensive damage caused to his lawn and the basement of the house which had flooded.
The property manager Carlene Paroli said the house’s tenants could not use the outside area for about eight months out of the year because it becomes “sodden”. “It’s become worse over the years – it becomes a health and safety issue.” The water is also a problem for neighbouring residents as well as homeowners on Fiona Grove, Carlene said. She said Karori south becomes quite cold in the winter and when the water runs onto the footpath below it freezes and becomes dangerous for passersby, and recently a Fiona Grove resident slipped on the path. Next door neighbour Adolf Maennchen, who bought his
property in 1985, had the same issue and said he had to install pipes and a retaining wall which cost about $20,000. Wellington City Council spokesman Richard McLean said if a the property was on low lying ground, and as such under established New Zealand law, a landowner must accept water flowing or draining naturally from neighbouring land. “We have told Mr Archer repeatedly that he has to engage a drainlayer to come up with a plan of action. “Wellington Water has also been on site and has given Mr Archer a free consultation with an independent drainlayer to help formulate a plan of action.” However, Owen said Wellington
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Newlands College student excels in calculus By Sharnahea Wilson
A bright young Newlands College student set a high bar for himself after sitting and passing a Year 13 calculus scholarship exam last year – when he was Year 11. Shine Wu, who is now Year 12, passed NCEA Level 1 when he was Year 10 and gained NCEA Level 2 last year, both qualifications were Excellence endorsed. Now Shine aims to gain NCEA Level 3 with excellence this year, taking Physics, Chemistry, English, Economics, Geography, Statistics and Calculus, as well as sitting at least five scholarship exams. “You have to get all your scholarships in the same year,” Shine explained. The ambitious student finished in the top of his year group in 2016 and is already sitting accelerated university courses for mathematics and economics. Shine keeps a balanced life by taking part in extracurricular activities such as the Wellington City Youth Council, mock United Nations debates and
maths Olympiad. Over the summer Shine attended a maths Olympiad camp where the top 12 maths students in the country practiced equations in the hopes they would make the top six. Shine is hoping to land a place in the top six so he can represent New Zealand in the international maths Olympiad in Brazil later this year. Newlands College Principal, and Shine’s mentor, Grant Jones said he was incredibly proud of Shine’s achievements. “Shine is very dedicated to this and he gets great enjoyment out of studying.” Grant said it was hard enough for Year 13 students to get scholarships, so getting one in Year 11 was an outstanding achievement. Shine aspires to go to Harvard University as an undergraduate which means he not only has to get high marks in NCEA, he also has to exceed in American SAT tests in order to get a scholarship. “[Shine’s] mum has been a big supporter of Shine, she’s backed him all the way,” Grant said.
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Karori kindergartens set to be saved from closure Parents and children from two Karori kindergartens were set to present a petition to parliament last week in the hopes of keeping their kindergartens open. Karori Kids Preschool and Campbell Kindergarten are situated on the Victoria University Karori Campus which was declared surplus to requirements in August last year. The groups decided to postpone the presentation of their petition asking the Minister of Education Hekia Parata to save the centres following “construc-
tive talks with the Ministry of Education” last Thursday. Families were to assemble at parliament Thursday morning for a picnic and brief presentation of the petition, after Victoria University announced its intention to sell the site of the two centres. Parents from the two centres have been campaigning on the issue since late last year, with a petition receiving more than 1500 signatures. “On the eve of the petition launch, we met with the Min-
istry of Education,” Amanda Coulston, the chief executive of Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens, which runs Campbell Kindergarten, explained. “They informed us they were close to an agreement with the university to transfer the land Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten are sited on back to the Ministry.” She said the action would safeguard the future of the two centres, ending the uncertainty they have experienced since last August.
“We commend both the Ministry of Education and Victoria University for coming up with a solution that is indeed the right thing to do.” Karin Schofield, a parent from Karori Kids was pleased the the issue was being resolved. “We are very grateful to the wider Karori community for getting behind the two services and fighting to keep two highly regarded community services which have provided quality education for more than 35 years.”
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Composer-inResidence concert Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music will be hosting a concert next week to showcase the work of new Creative New Zealand/Jack C. Richards Composer-in-Residence Rob Thorne. The concert will take place on Wednesday, February 22, and will feature outgoing Composer-in-Residence Alison Isadora and former Composer-in-Residence John Elmsly. The concert will take place at 7.30pm at Adam Concert Room. Entry is free however, locals must RSVP by February 17. For more information head to www.nzsm.ac.nz/
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Wilton artist delves deep with new exhibition By Sharnahea Wilson
A Wilton photographer dug deep with her latest exhibition which delves into the unique histories of various plants. Ann Shelton became interested in plants and their histories after realising they were often just used by humans for aesthetic purposes. “Plants are seen as aesthetic things, people like to control and shape them in a way that is aesthetically pleasing,” she said. While researching the diverse histories of plants, Ann came across different weeds and flowers that, in the past, had been used for contraceptive medicine and tonics. Ann liked an idea put forward by writer Richard Maybey who said “plants don’t need us as much as we need them”. Ann, who is an Associate Professor at Massey University teaching photography, tracked down some of these plants that are grown in New Zealand and photographed them for her current exhibition: ‘Jane Says’, at Bartley and Company Art Gallery. Though she said some of the plants she found were
not the exact plants that had been used medicinally, she was more concerned with the narrative that surrounded them. “People can look at my work on a surface level or can go away and dig a bit deeper.” Each of the works has a name relating to generic female descriptions including The Hysteric, The Scarlet Woman and The Painted Lady. Ann said she had many inspirations when creating this collection but one of her primary influences was Family Planning Clinic founder Margaret Sparrow. She also references Japanese tradition Ikebana in her works through the use of block colour backgrounds. “It’s my interpretation of Ikebana.” The unique series of photographs is also included in a major 20-year collection of Ann’s work titled Dark Matter, displayed on the top floor of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, which goes until mid-April. The exhibition opened on February 1 and will run until February 25 at Bartley and Company Art on Ghuznee Street.
Photographer Ann Shelton with her work The Courtesan, Poroporo (Solanum sp.) PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
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The Labour Party recently selected Greg O’Connor as their candidate to stand for the Ohariu Seat in this year’s elections, against incumbent Peter Dunne. Local Labour Party members met in Johnsonville on February 12 to select Mr O’Connor who was one of two nominees to put his name forward. “I am honoured to be chosen as Labour’s candidate for the 2017 election and I look forward to what will be a formidable contest to become the MP for Ohariu,” Mr O’Connor said. “I will use the strong advocacy skills I developed in my previous role as Police Association President to represent the people of Ohariu.” Mr O’Connor said he was now looking forward to the “battle ahead” for the Ohariu seat.
“I am under no illusions it will be an easy job, however the selection meeting on Sunday attracted an enthusiastic, energised and diverse group of supporters who are committed to not only winning the seat, but also changing the Government.” Mr O’Connor’s selection as candidate was announced by the Labour Party President Nigel Haworth following a very wellattended meeting in Johnsonville on Sunday afternoon. Labour’s President, Nigel Haworth, said the candidate brought a unique set of skills and experience to Labour and would be an “excellent advocate for the electorate”. “Our focus now is on electing a strong, Labour-led government next year that will rise to the challenge, back the Kiwi Dream and build a better New Zealand,” Nigel said.
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Moving on after 45 years
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Child Cancer Foundation is calling for volunteers nationwide to lend a hand for its annual street collection, taking place on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, during Child Cancer Foundation Appeal Month. Dedicated volunteers are urgently needed to donate their time and help raise vital funds to support more than 500 families nationwide in hospital, at home and in the community. Schools or businesses can also adopt a collection site in their local area for one or both days and involve staff, students and parents in this event. People interested in volunteering as collectors can register at www. childcancer.org.nz or call 0800 424 453 to be connected with their local organiser.
Dorothy Collins will soon leave the James Cook Hotel after 45 years of service. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
happily played out for the last 18 years. “Every day is new. I love the challenges events bring – you have to think on your feet.” Dorothy has had many highlights over the years, but one of the most memorable moments was getting to have a cup of tea with Elton John. “He just wanted to have a cup of tea with someone. 10 minutes turned into about two hours – we had a great conversation.” Dorothy said many interesting guests stayed at the hotel over the last 45 years including Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Kenny Rogers, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis. “Davis gave us her first act in a stage show because she heard we couldn’t go to the show because we had to work,” Dorothy explained. At the time Dorothy started working in hospitality, tourism was very backward in New Zealand, she said. “Women were just receptionists… and when I started everything closed at 10pm. There was an overseas joke that New Zealand was closed on the weekend. “It was great to go through that change.” Dorothy has trained countless people throughout all areas of the hotel and now plans to head off overseas to catch up with the many friends she has made in her roles over the years. “I will miss everyone. We’re like a big family here.” Dorothy’s last day working at the James Cook Hotel will be February 28.
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Something for everyone at Karori Lions Karnival By Sharnahea Wilson
The 46th annual Lions Karori Karnival is set to impress this weekend with local stalls, performers and activities for all ages. Karnival-goers will be treated to performances by the Jennifer Evans Dance Academy, Elements Rhythmic Gymnastics, Zilzal Tribal Belly Dance and many more. Karori Lions president Jo Cameron said at this year’s Karnival “there really will be something for everyone”. Parents can peruse through stalls with everything from arts and crafts through to
charity-based initiatives while children enjoy making their way through a blow-up obstacle course. An abundance of food will be on offer, including a great selection of ethnic foods, Jo said. The games and rides, allday entertainment and the ever-popular Lions Book Stall will give karnival-goers the chance to support local people. “The entertainment also provides good ideas for what parents can get their children into locally,” Jo said. Money raised on the day will go towards a project the
Lions are working on for this year’s International Lions Centenary. The project incorporates a sheltered area in Karori’s Zealandia which, once built, will be able to host school children, events and even small weddings, Jo said. The Wellington City Council, WREMO and the Red Cross will have stalls at the Karnival and the dedicated Lions will once again be volunteering on the day. The Karori Lions Karnival will take place on Sunday, February 19 at Ben Burn Park from 10am to 3.30pm.
Victoria University’s think tank is shining in global rankings for the second year running. The university’s Centre for Strategic Studies has been ranked second amongst all Think Tanks in Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific by a prestigious global report. The 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Report, published by the University of Pennsylvania, again ranked the Centre second only to a leading Australian institute. The Centre came ahead of 93 other highly regarded think tanks from across the region. The Centre has also maintained its rank of being thirty-ninth world-wide in all university-affiliated think tanks. The Centre’s Director Associate
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Connecting the community was at the forefront of the minds of playgroup organisers at the weekend. Children’s laughter and happy parents overcame a grey day at the Family Fun Day at Wadestown Playgroup on Sunday, February 12. Excited small people did what they like to do best while adults
Professor David Capie said the result spoke to the quality of the work the Centre does. “Last year the Centre contributed to public debate on a host of issues, from New Zealand’s Defence White Paper to tensions in the South China Sea.” The Centre has a full programme of events this year including an upcoming conference on what the new Trump administration means for New Zealand and the wider region. It will also be hosting its annual Kippenberger Visiting Professor in Strategic Studies. The Global Go To Think Tank Report is a closely watched annual survey of the work of over 6000 international think tanks.
took the opportunity to talk, reconnect and make friends at the Wadestown Plunket Rooms and Park. A bouncy castle, animals to get up and close to from Trickle Creek and lots of familiar favourite toys and activities alongside sausages and sweet treats made it an event to remember. Fiona Roberts the playgroup’s
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A new challenge for creative locals Barry Keate welcomes people to attend his watercolour classes. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
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Watercolour tutor Barry Keate believes art classes give people the chance to create something that is entirely their own. For nearly two decades local man and art enthusiast Barry has run watercolour sessions for three hours on Friday afternoons at the Karori Arts and Crafts Centre. “Someone wanted me to fill in one day… that was about 18 years ago.” Barry said while many people who go along to his classes have been with the sessions since the start, new people were always welcome. “There’s nothing better than helping people who have no experience… you get to start with totally clean white piece of paper. “The end result gives them encouragement to keep doing it.” Barry said his class attendees range from complete beginners, to people who want a watercolour refresher, to experienced artists. He brings along a portfolio of work for people to paint, but said many attendees like to bring along their own pictures and come
up with their own ideas. “They just ask for help or assistance when they need it.” The class is mainly based on watercolour painting but Barry said people were welcome to bring along acrylics too. “It’s a beautiful thing to be on holiday with a sketch book, especially in New Zealand where the landscape lends itself beautifully,” Barry said. “Then you can bring the sketch back and paint it.” He said the class also goes on trips to places like Scorching Bay and Eastbourne where students can paint hills, the sea and boat sheds. Barry said though watercolour could be a challenging medium, the classes were great for people who are looking for a creative outlet. “They get to create something that is entirely their own.” The watercolour classes are for people with all abilities. For information on times and prices call 4766817 or email karoriarts. firstname.lastname@example.org
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Should Te Reo Maori be a compulsory subject in New Zealand schools?
Jeremy Crompton, Johnsonville
Chelvi Don Silva, Johnsonville
Chris Leach, Khandallah
Kathleen Wright, Johnsonville
Vera Padilha, Johnsonville
“It should be offered, but I think it should be optional.”
“Yes I think it should be because Maori is the native language here, it would be an honour to be able to understand the language, even if it’s just a class once a week.”
“I think it should be encouraged but I wouldn’t say compulsory. I have two young children myself and I think the school curriculum is already very full.”
“I think it should be, it’s one of our official languages.”
“Yes, so many places have schools where you have to learn multiple languages. I come from Brazil and I speak four languages, we had to learn them.”
Hope Fuimaono, Johnsonville “Yes definitely, I think it’s sad how the Maori language was oppressed for such a long time. When you learn the language you also learn the culture.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a townhouse under construction in McLintock Street was broken into via a smashed ranch slider door. Tools were stolen. Locks were cut on the garage door of a house in Earp Street and a fuel container was stolen. An attempt was made to break into a house under construction in McLintock Street. Scaffolding around the construction was used to reach a top level rear window where a jemmy was used. No access gained. A white Toyota Caldina station wagon parked in
Sheridan Terrace was entered and searched. A torch and personal cards were taken from a wallet. A white Mazda Bongo light van parked in the driveway of a house in Hawtrey Terrace was broken into via a forced left passenger door lock. Some tradesman’s power tools were stolen. In Clifford Road a grey Holden utility vehicle was entered through a forced driver’s side window. A bag containing gym gear and other clothing was stolen. In Newlands a red Nissan Primera
saloon car parked in the driveway of a house in Horokiwi Road West was entered but no sign of force used. Cash was taken from the glove box. A silver Holden Astra hatchback parked on the road in Salford Street was stolen. It was packed with personal possessions as the owner was leaving the area. Most of the belongings of the victim were thrown out of the car. A black Volkswagen Golf hatchback parked in Evesham Place was entered and a bank card, driver’s licence and cash were stolen.
Bedding and an electric car racing set were stolen from a house in Ruskin Road although means of entry are not apparent. In Khandallah a green Kawasaki motor bike, parked partly in a carport of a flat in Onslow Road was stolen. In Ngaio a white Toyota Carina saloon parked overnight in Chelmsford Street had all four hubcaps stolen. A grey Toyota Hilux stationwagon parked overnight in Rothsay Road was accessed through a smashed
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window. Tools and clothing were stolen. A service station in Ottawa Road had an early morning delivery of fresh supplies of milk and bread stolen. In Crofton Downs an alarm at a house in Spencer Street was reported to the victim who was away at the time. It is not known how the offender gained entry but a safe and some tools were stolen. Later two bags of stolen items were recovered from a shed at the rear of the property which had also been broken into.
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Dear Ed, After reading the crime article in the Herald of 8-2-17 it was clear to me that the crime method that has everyone puzzled may be the same method that is used extensively in South Africa these last few years. Cars that have been “locked” are entered and articles taken with no evidence of forced entry. Remote jamming is a method whereby a remote for a gate or garage is pressed by someone in the vicinity whilst you are remotely “locking” your car. This interferes with your signal and leaves the vehicle “unlocked” to be easily opened and items removed without causing any suspicion from casual pas-
sersby as there is no force or sound made. Some shopping centres now have a warning system that will pick up this crime as it happens and emit a loud “remote jamming in vicinity” voice as it is detected. Thousands of similar crimes happen all over South Africa daily leaving victims devastated at shopping centres, businesses, outside schools during drop offs, absolutely everywhere. Check the door handle of your vehicle after it has been remotely locked. Gayle van Heerden Grenada Village
Rental WOF’s not the answer Dear Ed, If houses were like cars with virtually an unlimited supply available and a large servicing industry whereby you could get maintenance attended to within a day or two, then Rental WOF would be a good idea. Unfortunately, the supply of houses is not that elastic and while Rental WOF would improve the quality of rentals, it
would reduce the supply. Consequently, it would be harder to find a place to rent and it would cost even more. The only way to reduce rents whilst increasing the supply (choice) of housing is to make it easier for people to build more housing - Rental WOF’s won’t do that. Gregory Kent Churton Park
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50 years living in Paparangi By Sharnahea Wilson
Louise Manson moved to Paparangi with her husband Russ and her eldest son in 1967 – 50 years later she still loves the house as much as the day she moved in. In the 1960s, when Paparangi was just an empty mass of land, Louise’s husband Russ was a land surveyor for Truebridge partners. He was told by his work that he was able to select a piece of land on Mark Avenue, on which he could build a house for his family. “The section was all up hill. It had to be flattened out, but after that was done it wasn’t long until our house was built,” Louise explained. When the Manson family first moved to Paparangi the rest of their street was empty. There was no school or kindergarten and there was only one other residence which was around the corner on Beazley Avenue. Louise said her house in Paparangi was a great place to raise her three children. “Everyone on the street knew each other, all of the kids used to play together – communities aren’t like that anymore.” Louise said Russ, who spent many years working for the Wellington City Council, passed away 17 years ago, but she wanted to stay in the house as it felt like he was still there. “When we first moved in he said we’ll do something special when we’ve been here 50 years and I said
Louise Manson, with her granddaughter Jessie McDonald, at her Paparangi home. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson
Wellingtonians most likely to be educated and employed Wellington families scored the highest in the country for skills, tertiary education, employment and adequate income, according to regional data on family wellbeing published by Superu. While the differences between regions were relatively small for most of the wellbeing indicators, the data highlighted that Wellington family members were the most likely to have a post-secondary education (69.8 per cent compared to 62.9 per cent nationally) and employment at 83.4 per cent compared to 80.4 per cent nationally.
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Marsden principal leaves after nine years Much loved Principal of Marsden School Jenny Williams is moving on. PHOTO: Supplied
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The human heart is at the core of Sharon Gill’s fundraising efforts. Sharon from Wellington Spices has once again used her successful formula for raising money for a cause she has been deeply touched by – the Heart Foundation – on Saturday, February 11 at the main shopping area in Newlands. Supporting the Heart Foundation became very personal to Sharon after her husband Klaas Verwey survived two heart attacks and a stroke. For the last five years a grateful Sharon has been raising money “to give something back to the medical profession” who have cared for her husband. Sharon estimated around 200 people had been entertained at Saturday’s event by karaoke music and food, knick knacks
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A big change is in store for Samuel Marsden Collegiate School after their board recently announced principal Jenny Williams would be leaving the position after nine years. Jenny has been appointed to the position of Principal of Firbank Grammar School in Brighton, Melbourne, effective from the beginning of Term 3, this year. Firbank Grammar is another prestigious Anglican girls’ school of over 1200 students, and Jenny said while this was a great opportunity, she would miss the Karori college. “I have very mixed feelings about the move, excited at the opportunity but sad to be leaving the Marsden community; the staff, students and parents are what makes Marsden special and I will miss them,” Jenny said. Marsden School board of trustees chairperson Cheryl Middelkoop said the board appreciated the energy, professionalism
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Photospace Photospace Gallery was established in its Courtenay Place location by James Gilberd in 1998 and has shown a wide range of New Zealand and international art photography since then. The current exhibition by Auckland artist Chris Corson-Scott (son of
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Bartley + Company Art Bartley + Company Art has got 2017 off to a strong start with a show of new work from highly acclaimed Wilton artist Ann Shelton. Her dramatic portraits of a range of plants referencing the Japanese tradition of Ikebana conceal stories about plants used historically in tinctures and tonics to control fertility. The series of photographs
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Wellington Mayor Justin Lester has tasked the Wellington City Council with saving ratepayers at least $8 million. Mr Lester said council CEO Kevin Lavery would review all council spending. The savings would equate to 2 per cent and this efficiency target would help keep rate increases down. This would be below the 3.9 per cent average increase forecast in council’s last long-term plan. Mr Lester said there was a very busy programme of work in front of council this term. “We have a very busy agenda in front of us – big investments in our economy, social housing and sorting out our transport,” he said. “On top of that we’ve had a major earthquake and it’s clear we’re going to need to invest in making our city safer.” He said all those projects were vital and had strong public support, but they did come with a cost. “I want to make sure we can afford to invest in these priority areas, but we must make sensible savings in other areas,” he said.
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Vanessa Patel and daughter Alyssa are pleased to hear the Mayors plans to save ratepayers money. PHOTO: Jo Lucre
Mr Lester said the review would make sure council could fund key priorities without lumping ratepayers with big rates rises. “We’re really aware that many ratepayers are families struggling with their own budgets, or older people on fixed incomes and it’s important we keep rates affordable for everyone.” “I want our services to be efficient and provide value for money, and I think we can deliver savings without having to cut services,” he said. Mr Lavery said council was con-
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Wellington Police are seeking help from the public to identify a male following an assault in Wellington late last month. The incident happened on January 20 at about 10.30pm along the pathway that leads from The Terrace to Boyd Wilson Field in Kelburn. While walking along the path a female was followed by a male, police reported. After putting on a balaclava the male ran after the female and tackled her to the ground, they said. Police said the male pinned the woman on the ground for a short time before jumping up and running back down the pathway. The male was reported by police to be Caucasian, 20 to 30 years of age and at the time of the incident was wearing a grey hoodie with a black Adidas emblem on the front of it. He was said to have knee
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Year 9 to 13 girls from Marsden School took part in the Chinese New Year celebrations at the weekend. PHOTOS: Supplied
The girls from Marsden School got into the spirit of the Chinese New Year at the weekend, celebrating in traditional costumes as they walked through the streets of Wellington. On Sunday, February 12, more
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Enjoying the festivities: Sam Torche, Clyde Lambourn, Marley Ning, 8, Otto Ning, 4, and Barbara Lamborn
Wellington Chinese Operatic Society during the street parade
Chinese dragon street performer
Traditional Chinese dancers
Chinese New Year saw hundreds of Wellingtonians join in festivities to welcome in the year of the Fire Rooster with food, music, dance and fireworks at the weekend. Wellington’s Chinese Festival, now in its 16th year, was celebrated at the Waterfront on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February. The rooster is the only bird of the ancient 12 Chinese zodiac animals and will oversee the next 365 days in the Chinese lunar calendar.
One of the three creators of Wellington’s Chinese New Year Festival Stephannie Tims said the event was a “fantastic celebration with the public”. Stephannie and her two co-founders Linda Lim and Rita Tom used to celebrate Chinese New Year at home with their families before deciding to share this important day with Wellingtonians. Stephannie explained the event was an opportunity to educate, showcase and share the Chinese culture. She said the event was about making her “kids proud to be Chinese New Zealanders”.
Students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School during the street parade
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The sign says it all Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and his family enjoy being on a float during the street parade
International Performers from Chengdu, China perform the ‘Wonderful Qiang Embroidery’ dance Members of the Chinese Wushu Association in the street parade
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Wednesday February 15, 2017
Wellington win secures bowlers a spot in nationals Two dedicated members of the Johnsonville Bowling Club won the Bowls Wellington Men’s Open Pairs recently. Rob Ashton and Brent Stubbins took out the competition over Waitangi weekend, making this the 34th Centre title for Rob. The win cemented Rob as the most prolific men’s bowler ever to grace the greens in Wellington. It was also a significant win for Brent – after taking out his fifth Centre title, he won his first coveted Gold Star. Rob and Brent played the semis and final at the Hutt Bowling Club in a tournament that fielded over 108 pairs including many experienced Wellington and National title holders such as Gary Lawson and Nev Rodda, the
current National Pairs champions. In the semis, Rob and Brent defeated Seamus Curtain and Jason Puddick from Stokes Valley Bowling Club 19 to 9. In the final Ashton and Stubbins clinched the title by beating Hilton Tuckett and Steve Critchlow from Silverstream Bowling Club 17 to 9. Rob and Brent will now travel to Dunedin to represent Bowls Wellington and will compete with 25 other Centre title winners for a New Zealand Pairs title. Johnsonville Bowling Club also had Kaaren Guilford competing in the Bowls Wellington Women’s Singles final against Wainuiomata’s Kimberley Hemmingway. Kimberley proving too strong on the day winning 21 to 11.
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Steve Sumner one for the ages All Whites legend Steve Sumner deserves every plaudit he has received since his tragic death last week. The 61-year-old, who captained the All Whites to the World Cup in 1982 and their arduous qualification journey in the 12 months prior to that, died after a highly public battle with prostate cancer. Steve wrote himself into the history of New Zealand football and the hearts and minds of those who saw him play or met him later in life. The boy from Preston came to Christchurch in 1973 only intending to stay for two years. Some 44 years later he’s held up as one of New Zealand’s greatest ever players who’s steely determination and unwavering will to compete served him well on and off the field. I was fortunate to know Steve on a personal basis thanks to spending eight years of my schooling with his son between the ages of five and 13. Granted, I was young, but as a sports mad kid, I realised I was in the presence of someone great when Steve was around. He never spoke out of turn about his footballing exploits but I knew he was a big name. Ironically, I played football with his son in an under-8 school team. He never overplayed his hand, maybe
he should have, we were a terrible team which lost every game and only scored two goals all season. Two memories for me stand out the most with Steve. One was when I somehow won a running race at a school athletics day. In celebration I did a two handed gun salute. Somehow Steve had made his way down from the stands to shake my hand and say “I saw your wee celebration with the two gun salute”. The other was when we had not spoken for a couple of years, and I was studying to become a journalist and I needed someone to profile. I flicked him an email and he replied within a couple of hours and said he’d love to be that person. It typified the man, you had a friend for life with Steve Sumner. When Steve was quizzed on footballing matters his opinions were not given to sensationalise but rather rationalise a contentious issue. You don’t earn FIFA’s highest honour without earning a ton of respect along the way. I’ve learnt just how great Steve was this week. The goals he scored, the team’s he led, the Chatham Cups he lifted. Rest easy, thanks for the memories.
Rob Ashton (left) and Brent Stubbins won the Bowls Wellington Men’s Open Pairs recently. PHOTO: Supplied
Johnsonville athlete to defend her title at Grand Traverse By Sharnahea Wilson
A local woman will compete to defend her title as champion of the Porirua Grand Traverse at the 12th annual competition in April. The multi-faceted race around Mana’s iconic hills, forests, coastlines and waterways has become an annual highlight for Johnsonville resident Lizzy Bunckenburg. Prior to multi-sport competitions Lizzy had a surf life saving and running background, often competing with, and against, her twin sister Kathryn. The local nurse has won the last two consecutive Traverse titles and late last year finished second in her division at the ITU off-road triathlon world championships in Australia. “I just go out there to try and enjoy it as much as I can… and take the results as they come,” Lizzy said of the tough competition. The traditional multisport race based at Whitireia Polytechnic campus, which Lizzy is already training hard for, involves a 10km kayak, 24km mountain bike and 18km mountain run. “I’m out every day… I train before work, and two to three days after work. I also do a long ride at the weekend.” In recent years organisers have also introduced races in each discipline for those who want to just kayak, mountain bike or run. “It’s a good community event and it’s something that is achievable for anybody,” Lizzy said. Options also include the Arena 7.5k Fun Run/ Walk and the annual Schools Challenge is a highlight on the day with prizes on offer. While the annual event attracts some of the country’s best athletes, event manager Michael Jacques said the competition was first and foremost a community occasion. “We started this event to showcase Porirua’s awesome outdoors, and to get locals experiencing their own backyard more. “With a fun run, multisport and duathlon races, paddling races, mountain biking, mountain running the Porirua Grand Traverse really is an event for everyone. Our motto is “All ages, all abilities, all amazing.” The Grand Traverse is scheduled for Sunday, April 2. For full information and online entry visit www.pgt.org.nz.
Lizzy Bunckenburg is set to compete in April’s Porirua Grand Traverse. PHOTO: Supplied
Sunday 26th February 2017 Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach Join the fun at the 2017 Kapiti Women’s Triathlon. There’s something for everyone with the range of options available: Triathlon Full Course: 400 metre swim - 12 km cycle - 4 km walk or run Triathlon ½ Course Distance: 200 metre swim - 6 km cycle - 2 km walk or run Duathlon Full course: 500 metre run - 12 km cycle - 4 km walk or run Duathlon ½ Course Distance: 200 metre run - 6 km cycle - 2 km walk or run Swim cycle event: 400 metre swim - 12 km cycle Swim Run event: 400 metre swim - 4 km walk or run Have a go - Fun Run/Walk: 5km walk or run Sprint distance: 750m/18km/5km Sprint distance Duathlon: 400m/18km/5km
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