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Staying safe in the water Inside house

By Annabella Gamboni

When you are a busy parent or caregiver, it is easy to leave your happy baby splashing in the tub for a few moments while you check on dinner. But that’s exactly what Plunket are advising parents to stay vigilant about in their new focus on young children and water safety. Continued on page 2. Two-year-old Miro Watson is doused with pool water by his mum Jenn Burford during water confidence lessons at Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre. PHOTO: Annabella Gamboni

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never leaving them alone in a paddling pool or bath, and not relying wholly on older children to supervise when around the water. New Zealand has a relatively low drowning record in young children. Last year, six children under five drowned, compared to 21 toddler and baby drownings in Australia in 2016. However, Plunket said that it was six children too many, and that they aimed for no drownings in the under fives this year. Parents at a ‘paddling penguins’ water safety and confidence class for two-year-olds said that thought the lessons were very important for their toddlers learning about water. “It’s not just swimming – we also teach babies to hold their breath when water is poured over their heads and to develop their natural grip to hold onto

the side,” said senior instructor at WRAC Seonaid Morrison. Father Noah Fox said he brought his two-year-old son Sequoia to waterbabies lessons at WRAC because he wanted him to get used to the water as soon as possible. “The earlier the better,” he said. “There’s a lot of drownings both here and Vietnam, where Sequoia was born, so we want him to be able to keep himself safe... And eventually swim as well as he possibly can. There’s not a lot of opportunities and facilities like this in Vietnam so we really have no complaints here – it [WRAC] is a fantastic facility.” Mother Michelle Elsmore also said that she valued the water confidence that the lessons brought her two-year-old Daisy. “And she really loves the water,” she said.

Mayoral Housing Trust seeks solutions to looming housing crisis By Annabella Gamboni

A new trust formed to tackle Wellington’s housing problems has been announced by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and deputy mayor Paul Eagle. The first meeting of the trust was held in December of last year, but the pair recently publicised it on social media. “There has been a lot of talk in the media recently about the Wellington housing ‘crisis’. We haven’t got a crisis yet – we’re not Auckland, yet – but we are staring down the barrel at one,” Mr Eagle said. The trust is made up of representatives from council, local iwi, and Housing New Zealand. “We wanted to bring everyone together so that we can look at the whole spectrum


of housing from all different perspectives,” Mr Eagle said. The main focus of the trust would be on the lower end of the ‘housing spectrum’; social housing and affordable first homes. “We’re also going to look at more social housing, and how we can make council land more efficient. “The best example of that is the modular housing that is being built on Arlington Terrace. It’s flats, so it’s higher density, but it’s also designed to be more flexible so that when people’s circumstances change we can offer them the appropriate place to live,” Mr Eagle said. The next meeting of the trust will be in March, and they will be hosting a forum Mayor Justin Lester and deputy mayor and open to the public in April (date has not southern ward councillor Paul Eagle. PHOTO: SUPPLIED yet been confirmed).

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New Fruit and Vege Co-op in Berhampore By Annabella Gamboni

The Berhampore community has launched a fruit and vegetable cooperative for the first time ever. Run by community minister for Island Bay Presbyterian Church Bruce Hamill, anyone in Berhampore can sign up to the scheme. For $12 per week, members of the co-operative will receive two bags of fresh seasonal produce. “While you can never be sure what you get, because it’s seasonal, they are commonly eaten fruit and vegetables they everyone can cook and eat,” Bruce said. “It’s very cheap – cheaper even than the markets, because it’s cheaper to buy larger amounts of fruit and vegetables from a wholesaler.” Bruce is concentrating on three blocks of flats within Berhampore for

Communit y minister Bruce Hamill of Island Bay Presbyterian Church. PHOTO: Annabella Gamboni

the launch of the scheme: the Granville and Centennial flats on Adelaide Rd, and the Rintoul St flats. “I saw the demand for cheap food in the area what with the cost of housing still increasing... Even with the [Newtown fruit and vegetable] market, I knew there would be people interested.” The new Berhampore co-operative is joining with the already-successful co-op based at St Aidan’s in Miramar. They have about one hundred regular members of their co-op. “We don’t need many people to be involved for us to think it worthwhile,” Bruce said.  The first of the weekly Fruit and Vegetable Co-op in Berhampore was on Tuesday, 14 February. Contact Bruce on 0272756041 to register, or look at the Eastern Suburbs Fruit & Vege Co-op Facebook page.


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Japanese video game developer’s mystery visit By Annabella Gamboni

Last week Miramar’s Weta Workshop hosted Japanese game developer Hideo Kojima. The enigmatic video game auteur was in New Zealand on mystery business, lending credence to the rumours that he may be working with the world-class designers at Miramar’s Weta Workshop. Hideo’s team could not be contacted in connection with his Wellington visit. He has said in the past that his work is heavily influenced by film, and by his own admission on Twitter is “70% movies”. Communications specialist for Weta Workshop Liana McPherson said Hideo’s tour around Weta Workshop was a courtesy visit. “There’s nothing much to share, really – it was just a friendly courtesy visit. Being big fans, we were thrilled to oblige,” she said. “Hideo was hosted by our senior concept designer Leri Greer, and spent time with Magic Leap game

director Greg Broadmore and his team over in our Interactive Studio.” Quality assessor for Magic Leap Donnie Cuzens said that Hideo was pleasant and down-to-earth despite his cult fame. “He was exactly as you’d expect really – very polite and friendly. He was with two personal assistants and a translator,” he said. Hideo has enjoyed massive critical and commercial success with his video game series Metal Gear. The last episode in the franchise (Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain) grossed $179 million US. Since his break with Konami, the Japanese publisher for the Metal Gear series, Hideo has been developing a new series named Death Stranding. The teaser trailers have featured film actors Mads Mikkelson and Norman Reedus, and film director Guillermo del Toro, and have garnered much excitement amongst video game fans since the trailer’s release in June last year.

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Earthquake damage forces jeweller out of shop after three decades By Annabella Gamboni

The People’s Market, more commonly known at the St Anne’s market, has moved to St Patrick’s Church Hall at 3 Childer’s Terrace in Kilbirnie from Newtown. It is once again to be held on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30am-1:30pm and will be include bric-a-brac stalls, handmade jewellery and food stalls. New stallholders are welcome, and should contact Maureen at

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Newtown jeweller and institution Lloyd Kelly Jewellers has moved after thirty years of business in the same spot. The Kaikoura earthquake in November damaged their old premises so extensively that they had to vacate it suddenly in December. “It looked all right, but when the engineers came and had a look they discovered the brick wall in the roof cavity had entirely collapsed,” owner Marilyn Kelly said. “The engineer didn’t want to enter the building again. We, the other businesses and the building and the flats above had to move out pretty quickly,” she said. They managed to save all of their equipment, some of it custom-made, by moving it into a room at the back of the

old shop which was used for other storage. It was a huge loss of revenue for the jeweller over the traditionally-busy Christmas period, owner and jeweller Lloyd Kelly said. Marilyn and Lloyd Kelly are now close to opening a new premises only a few doors down at 119 Riddiford St. They hope to open the new shop within a fortnight. “In some ways, it’s been a way to start fresh with the business,” Marilyn said. Their customers have remained loyal to them over the closure, with some driving in from as far away as Waikanae to see Lloyd. “They never stop ringing and knocking on the door. I don’t mind, but I can’t do much more than change a watch battery until the shop’s properly open,” Lloyd said.

Art exhibition soars into Island Bay By Annabella Gamboni

A new exhibition at Tapu te Ranga Gallery in Island Bay is designed to appeal to petrolheads just as much as art lovers. Wings and Wheels opened to the public on February 1. It features work by local artist Iain McLellan as well as gallery owner-operator John Fuller. Iain’s paintings of aeroplanes (including old war planes) line the walls, and John’s sculptures of cars and rockets below are designed to complement them. “Iain’s paintings are so realist, people think they are photographs,” John said. Iain is fascinated by planes having spent most of his working life working for both Air New Zealand and NAC.

He came to New Zealand from Scotland in the 1960s. John’s sculptures are more abstract. His streamlined, smoothedout cars are reminscent of a mid-century vision of what the future would look like, he said. “They’re made of wood so that they have a nice heft to them. “The hard part about them is the sanding... Getting that nice smooth finish.” A large rocket also in the exhibition is also made out of wood, with the divisions between the spaceship’s panels made of impasto, a kind of soft plaster that John has used here for texture. “That’s the great thing about art – you can sort of make it up as you go along,” John said.

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Artist and gallery owner-operator John Fuller with some of the works at the Wings and Wheels exhibition. PHOTO: Annabella Gamboni

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Co-owner of Little Beer Quarter adds a vegetarian string to her bow

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The Botanist co-owner Lydia Suggate in the front room of the new café. PHOTO: Annabella Gamboni By Annabella Gamboni

Co-owner of the Botanist Lydia Suggate is sure her and her sister Maria Boyle’s new all-vegetarian venture will be a hit. They already have a hand in many successful watering holes and eating spots around town, including Little Beer Quarter, Beach Babylon, Bebemos and Basque Rooftop Bar, but this is the first time they have opted to include no meat on a menu. “It’s been busy since we opened the doors last Monday,” she said. The menu is entirely vegetarian, and is easily customised to be vegan as well; there is currently nine vegan dishes on the daily brunch menu. Lydia said they source organic produce as much as is financially viable, and they also offer a range of gluten-free food including cakes and other sweet treats, which are all made on-site.


“I think there is definitely the demand for vegetarian and vegan food now… People seem more aware of animal cruelty and how farming is affecting the environment,” she said. Lydia is a long-time vegetarian recently turned vegan. She opened The Botanist on “the spur of the moment, really” as she has found eating out without any animal products very difficult. “It’s not a very nice experience for anyone. A nightmare. “People are actually thanking us for offering so many vegan and vegetarian options. They’re really grateful.” Lydia and Maria hope to open for dinner (which will be a tapas-style small plates menu) within a couple of weeks when they will hopefully secure an on-license.  The Botanist is open from 9am seven days a week at 219 Onepu Road.

The Friends of Lyall Bay School are doing their best to fundraise for a major renovation of their senior school playground. The senior students, aged from 11-13, are to benefit from a resealed blacktop, amongst other improvements, provided the school can fundraise adequately. The friends of Lyall Bay School are hosting a ‘family fun night’ on Friday, February 24 from 5pm-7:30pm. “We’d like to invite all members of the community, not just parents from

the school,” chairperson of Friends of Lyall Bay school Ellie Avery said. “We’d love everyone to come on down and enjoy – we’re going to have games, little stalls, and food different cultures,” she said. “There’s no need to book a ticket – just come down on the night. We’re looking forward to having the community’s support.”  Lyall Bay School is located at 2 Freyberg St in Lyall Bay.


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Winner of The Apprentice’s new venture in Newtown By Annabella Gamboni

Antoinette Ben, wife of The Apprentice winner Thomas Ben, inside their new car wash. PHOTO: Annabella Gamboni

For a winner of reality TV series The Apprentice, Thomas Ben’s first independent venture is not flashy – but it is clever. Thomas and wife Antoinette’s new business, Smartwash, is the first environmentally friendly car washing station in Wellington. The self-service wash costs customers from $2 for a quick rinse, or up to $10 for all the mod cons. All the soap used by the wash is biodegradable, and it uses on average 50 per cent less water than a car wash done at home, Antoinette said. “The most important thing about the wash is what happens with the waste water. It’s recycled, and goes through three underground tanks before being used again... At the end of the day it goes to sewerage, rather than

down storm drains.” The recycled water goes through three underground tanks to rid it of vehicle dirt and grease, but also the bits of grit that can scratch cars in traditional car washes, Antoinette said. Smartwash is designed to be environmentally clever, but is also about supplying customers with options, Antoinette said. It is a simple concrete archway fitted with hoses and other equipment, and is tall enough to accommodate cars with roof racks and even boats. “You can even just rinse your bikes down after a ride.” The car wash has already been very popular, and not just with locals, Antoinette said. “We’ve had a bunch of young men from Porirua come through and wash their prides and joys in the car wash.”

Paul Eagle the Labour candidate for Rongotai Paul Eagle was confirmed as the New Zealand Labour Party candidate for Rongotai on Saturday. More than 100 party members turned up to hear Eagle give his confirmation speech as the sole nominee for Ron-

gotai. Party president Nigel Haworth said Mr Eagle was a superb candidate with deep connections in the electorate. “Paul’s experience and community networks make him an excellent advocate for the

people of Rongotai. Our focus now is on winning the election with a Labour-led government that will back the ‘kiwi dream’ and build a better New Zealand,” he said. Mr Eagle said he was honoured to be given the task of

continuing the legacy of current MP Annette King. “A hugely popular figure, Annette has worked tirelessly to serve the people of Rongotai for the past 23 years, and the Labour Party for more than four decades.

“It is an enormous responsibility to try to fill the shoes Annette has left,” he said. Mr Eagle said he will continue to perform his deputy mayor’s role throughout the campaign and would resign if he wins the seat in September.

Who? Are you?

Kate Wilson, one of the players of Best on Tap. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By Annabella Gamboni

The performers of Wellington troupe Best on Tap thrive on going onstage without a clue about what they are going to do next. They are an improvisational group, and this year for the Fringe Festival they are going to collaborate with their audiences to gently nudge at a big question: who we are. At the beginning of the show, audience members will be asked to write down who they consider themselves to be. The players of Best on Tap will take these prompts as an inspiration to build a moment or a scene about identity. “It’s a collection of vignettes – very small scenes,” performer Kate Wilson said. “There will be a lot of laughs, but it won’t

necessarily be all comedy... Improv theatre doesn’t always have to be funny.” This particular format was invented by Bobbi Block, an improvisor and tutor from Philadelphia in the United States. She is travelling over to Wellington especially to direct Best on Tap’s production of Who?. Kate said the cast are hugely excited to be working with Bobbi. “Her reputation precedes her... It will be a great learning experience,” she said. The show will also includes the “audience favorite” speed-dating scene, in which countless couples, inspired by the audience’s self-descriptions, try to find true love by manipulating their personality to suit the others’ needs.

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Q: Do you think Te Reo Māori should be compulsory in schools?

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“Yes, absolutely. It is a national language, as well as English.”

“No. It should just be optional like other languages.”

“I don’t think it would hurt - learning any second language is a great learning experience, for anyone.”

“I wish I spoke Maori, so, yes.”

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Lucy Goodwin, Newtown “As long as it doesn’t push out any other subject, I think it’s fine.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

A thank you to Nikki Dear Editor, Thanks to Nikki Papatsoumas for her insight and effort on Cook Strait News. The coverage of her local body elections in 2016 was second to none when other local media coverage was generally mediocre. In the last edition (January 19),

her outline of issues facing the area’s suburbs in 2017, cleverly boxed into a map of the region, has captured well the expected main ones. Most important will be the proposed runway extension at the airport. A hopeful future will see less air travel and less tourism as

the extravagant discharge of carbon winds down, with the airport’s desperate flappings being brought back down to earth. The most interesting will be in Island Bay where 2016 was dominated by an uproar over transport. It was spoken in a type of political code,

No extension disappointment Dear Editor, Re your edition February 9, 2017. Guardians of the Bay applauded the Wellington City Council’s decision to not prioritise the airport extension for its 2017-18 spending. The extension has been put aside in favour of a film museum and convention

centre on the waterfront. Later in the article they mention their priority has always been to see growth in the region to attract visitors and tourists. At the same time the article states there is no demand for an airport extension and long haul flights. How will these visitors and

tourists visit Wellington if there is no runway extension and long haul flights?? How will the visitors and tourists travel to Wellington?? The plan for a flyover to help with traffic congestion at the Basin Reserve has been buried. This traffic congestion was also mentioned in the article as a se-

rious issue that is a priority that needs to be addressed. Wellington is doomed to become a backwater. Once again a vocal, small minority group with their own interests has swayed the Wellington City Council elected members. Sylvia Moore, Miramar

namely ‘cycleway’, but it was never about the cycleway. It was always about cars. Will interest fade away quietly with no cycleway appearing? Sincerely, Richard Keller, Kilbirnie

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Island Bay United Football Club The club is holding its junior registration at the Wakefield Park clubrooms, 2:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday 19th of February. Come along if you are a new player,

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Sports talk Island Bay walks with Jacob Page celebrate native plants’ restoration Steve Sumner - one for the ages

Ross Gardiner at work on one of the trails on the Tapu Te Ranga reserve. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By Annabella Gamboni

Guided walks in Island Bay’s Tapu Te Ranga reserve this weekend are planning to showcase (and show off) the work local volunteers have done there over the last quarter century. The Manawa Karioi Ecological Restoration Project, an initiative of the reserve, are hosting a two kilometre walking tour along some of the tracks at Tapu Te Ranga on Sunday, February 19. The project started in 1990, and in the 25 years since has restored much native flora and fauna to the reserve, including some that had been absent from south Wellington for over a century.


In turn, this has helped native bird species to self-introduce to the area. Gardener and tour guide Ross Gardiner has been working on the Tapu Te Ranga project for 17 years. The work that has been achieved in 25 years is pretty staggering, he said. “All the birds that call the south coast their home now – it’s great,” he said. On Sunday’s tour he will be speaking to attendees about the ongoing work on the area, but also its history.  The tour will leave the Tapu te Ranga Marae carpark, up the driveway signposted at the end of Danube St, Island Bay at 11:00am on Sunday February 19. A gold coin donation (and $5 for families) would be appreciated.

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.

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The youngest members of Evans Bay Yacht Club were treated with six new racing dinghies on Saturday afternoon. The new boats were bought for the club with the aid of corporate sponsors. The dinghies are a new model called ‘O’pen BIC’. They are for the children at the club aged from about seven to 13 after they have learnt to sail in the beginner boats. Academic sailing officer at Evans Bay Yacht Club Colin Lee said the dinghies are designed to be simple and easy to use. “They are also more dynamic and can go a bit faster, so that children that have mastered the basics can push themselves a bit,” he said.

“We are also planning to do all kinds of activities with them – not just racing – to encourage participating and just having fun.” General manager of the club Ryan ‘Rowdy’ Leatham said he hoped the new dinghies would encourage new junior members. “At the moment we have about 30 kids signed up to our junior programme, and we would like more,” he said. “These are the first O’pen BIC dinghies to be bought in Wellington... Another club up north had six new members join up as soon as they got them.” The launch day on Saturday was a family event. The boats were blessed before some of the kids took them off on their maiden voyage.

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Sunday 26th February 2017 Marine Gardens, Raumati Beach

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

Every woman who gets to the start line is a winner.

Register by 21st February

For additional information and online entries please visit our website

027 6660 700 OR

Email: Phone 06 362 6438.








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Putting a smile on your face is our primary focus

All aspects of dentistry, including a full range of cosmetic and surgical treatment EASY CARPARKING AND ACCESS

• All Crowns

under $1000 • All Root-canal treatments under $1000 • Implants + Crown from under $4000

• Emergency appointments at short notice • Free Adolescent Care (Year 9 to 18 year olds) • Kind, non-judgemental approach


John Singleton BDS (Otago) Joanne Pei BDS (Otago)

294a Karori Road, Karori. Ph: 476 6252 • Email:

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