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Frustration over walkway closure By Annabella Gamboni

Island Bay residents near the closed walkway between Avon and Volga Sts are confused and frustrated with its continued closure. Resident of Bay Lair Grove Michael Reddell said that he and his children used the walkway almost every day as it was the quickest and easiest route down to the village and Island Bay School. Continued on page 2. Michael Reddell at the bottom of the closed walkway past Erskine Chapel. PHOTO: Annabella Gamboni


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To lose Erskine Chapel would be a tragedy Continued from page 1. “I’ve used the walkway regularly for over 20 years. And yet not a word from the [Wellington City] Council, and still nothing to indicate how long the walkway will be closed,” he said. The closure is in part frustrating because it doesn’t seem to be in the best interest of Island Bay residents, Michael said. “It feels quite a lot like giving leeway to the owner of the building, at the expense of residents and walkway users.” The walkway was closed at the beginning of the month after a new engineering report on Erskine Chapel revealed extensive damage to the building after the Kaikoura earthquake last year. The Wellington Company’s Earl Hope said that they do not wish to frustrate residents. “The two chartered engineers’

reports determined that the chapel is in imminent risk of collapse in an earthquake. “The chapel has extensive horizontal cracking and has ‘moved out of place’, which is an engineering term for shifting so that the building is no longer level,” Earl said. The walkway will remain closed until the Wellington City Council can guarantee its safety to members of the public. The Wellington Company has received consent to strengthen the chapel, but cannot act as the Save Erskine College Trust (SECT) has blocked the beginning of construction with a submission to council. “It’s hugely frustrating for us, because we’re willing to just throw money at the chapel, but SECT block us at every new stage. It would be a tragedy to

lose Erskine Chapel.” Earl said. SECT member Maggie Kennedy said that the organisation offered no comment. Wellington City Council major projects officer Patrick Kymbrekos said they had received around ten inquiries about the closure but that

they had stopped once they had informed residents of the closure by letter and put up an information notice online. However, Southern Ward Councillor Paul Eagle said he had been inundated by questions and complaints from affected residents in Island Bay.

Children’s Ward receives not one, not two but 12 new playstations By Annabella Gamboni

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The sign at the bottom of the stairs which warns public of the hazard posed by the chapel. PHOTO: Annabella Gamboni

Wendy and Angus Little with some of the donations to the Children’s Ward. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The Children’s Ward at Wellington Hospital has been inundated with donations since news of its stolen games console broke last week. The sole Playstation 4 that was stolen over Waitangi weekend has been replaced, at last count, twelve times over – along with 15 new games and $5000. Capital & Coast District Health Board general manager hospital and healthcare services Chris Lowry thanked everyone for the generosity they’d shown since the theft. “While it’s very disappointing that people would essentially steal from children undergoing treatment, it is extremely heartening to see so many people rallying around to make things right,” she said. “Distraction toys and educational equipment are essential for young patients who spend

long periods in hospital. The generosity shown this week means we’ll be able to make the children that much more comfortable while they’re here.” Nine-year-old cancer patient Angus Little was gutted when he showed up to three-hour treatment with nothing to distract him. “It made it feel so much longer,” he said. The massive donations had showed him that good always wins over bad, he said. Angus’ mother, Wendy Little, said she was in tears on Saturday reading comments on social media of people sharing their own stories. “It struck a nerve that somebody thought it was OK to steal from a children’s oncology ward.” But she was glad that with with the extra consoles, children would no longer have to wait to take turns in the ward, she said.

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Social media combats wave of bike theft By Annabella Gamboni

When keen cyclist Davide Conti spotted his workmates’ and friends’ expensive sports bikes getting nicked, he decided to take action. He set up the Facebook group Wellington Stolen Bicycles about six months ago, and has amassed about 300 members in that time. Davide has seen one to two highend bicycles stolen each week on the page, he said. The group have worked together to recover two stolen bikes so far. “It’s not so many. “The group, however, is more about creating a community of people that will look after each other. We have also created a database of stolen bikes that the police can use if they find a stolen bike,” Davide said. Newtown resident Maria Cotter had her brand-new bike stolen from the back of her property last Monday. It was given to her on Boxing Day and is worth about $650, she said. She reported the burglary to the police as well as to the Wellington

Cyclist David Conti and his own high-performance bicycle. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Stolen Bicycles. The group have reported to her two potential sightings of her bike in Newtown and Thorndon since Monday. “I don’t hold out a lot of hope for ever finding it. “But the group has shown me the importance of community,” she said.

Locals to Strathmore will soon have another community space at the Raukawa St reserve after extensive lobbying and community consultation. The resource consent has been granted by the Wellington City Council to allow the construction of a new community centre there to be ready mid-May this year. A building in Shelley Bay will be transported to the Raukawa St site in the next week. Once it is in Strathmore, the fit-out of the centre will begin, including the construction of a wheelchair ramp and acces-

sible toilets. Director of youth services at the Eastern and Southern Youth Trust Lorna Gray said she was excited for the centre to open, although she wasn’t sure exactly what the centre would be utilised for. “We’ve been desperately lobbying for it for about five years, so it’s nice to be listened to and to get this new facility,” she said. Team leader for Wellington City Council’s Neighbourhood and Community Networks team Donna Wilson said it was a satisfactory end to community consultation, and an exciting time for her team and Strathmore.

“I was just really disappointed when my bike was stolen. I love Newtown. The Facebook group is a good reminder of the importance of looking after each other.” Project manager for the Cycling Action Network Patrick Morgan said the best way to prevent your bicycle being

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Former refugee takes the lead to help others By Annabella Gamboni

Eritrean refugee and Mt Cook local Ibrahim Omer has been confirmed as the new chair for Changemakers Refugee Forum, an advocacy and support organisation for refugees to New Zealand. He came to this country alone in 2008 from the small nation of Eritrea in the horn of Africa. Ibrahim escaped the fascist regime that has descended their since Eritrea’s independence from Ethiopia was declared in 1993. “There was no democracy – only one party ruled,” he said. In his nearly ten years in New Zealand, he has learnt English, graduated from Victoria University with a BA of Development Studies, International Relations and Political Science, and organised for labour unions as well as Changemakers. He has returned to advocating for refugees because he knows how hard refugee life can be.

“Moving to New Zealand when you don’t know the language or customs is not easy,” he said. “For many people it is important for them to retain their identity, their language and culture, while settling into New Zealand. I can help them with that.” Changemakers’ biggest priority is to ease refugees’ integration into New Zealand, but also to encourage New Zealanders to embrace them fully into civic life. “There is an employment issue. Many refugees struggle to work in the areas for which they are qualified,” he said. Ibrahim also would welcome a larger quota for refugees in New Zealand. “Absolutely. I would like to see it at least doubled. But I would also worry that organisations like us would need more resources from the government before we can comfortably welcome refugees,” he said.

Ibrahim Omer, the new chair of Changemakers Refugee Forum. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

The Roxy Cinema mixes it up By Annabella Gamboni

For this year’s Wellington Wine and Food + Craft Beer Festival, mixologist and coowner at The Roxy in Miramar Ray Letoa wanted to shake things up a bit and serve up some delicious drinks – all without alcohol. His mocktail stall at the festival will have a few mixtures to try, including his ‘Miramar Fizz Pop’, a combination of lemongrass and ginger syrup, lemon and lime juice and cranberry nectar topped with mango foam and freeze dried berries. They wanted to offer customers a tasty alternative to the alcoholic beverages that the festival will be heaving with, Ray said.

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Ray Letoa, mocktail bartender and co-owner of The Roxy in Miramar. PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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Chatty memorial for sports broadcaster Justin du Fresne By Annabella Gamboni

After his death in August last year, Justin du Fresne was described as a ‘gentleman of the airwaves’. Now, a group from Kapiti have come together to organise a debate in Hataitai’s Marist St Pat’s Clubrooms on Friday February 24 in his honour. They are also fundraising for the Our Lady of Kapiti Parish building project, to help the fund the building of a new church school and the renovation of the existing church there. The humourous debate’s moot

is “that cricket was a game invented by God to teach the English the meaning of the word eternity”. It will be chaired by former prime minister Jim Bolger, and features experts on the subject such as John ‘Mystery’ Morrison, Kathryn Ryan and Pinky Agnew. Justin’s brother Karl du Fresne will also be a contender, although he is not overly confident is his cricketing knowledge. “It’s not what I know about… I’m very impressed with how Bob [the organiser] has wrangled together a good amount

of speakers – and of course I’m glad to be involved, but I don’t really know much about cricket,” he said. Karl is a former editor of The Dominion Post and also wrote for The Evening Post, but the two brothers never worked together. Justin died after a short battle with cancer last year at his home in Raumati South.  Tickets for the debate are $125 and can be purchased through Ticketek or by emailing Bob Housting at

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Kilbirnie Festival to showcase New Zealand musical talent Local musical talent will abound on-stage at this weekend’s Kilbirnie Festival. One of the early perfomers is Matiu Te Huki and his back-up band, Golden Soul. Organiser Martin Wilson said he’s a big fan of Matiu’s sound. “No-one can enjoy Matiu’s uplifting music without feeling that their soul has become a little lighter, and more joyous, through his words and rhythms. If anyone wanted to start a world revolution through positive musical vibrations, Matiu could be the man to front it. Stirring soul messages indeed,” he said. Matiu’s songs are mainly original, using his voice as the primary instrument, backed by guitar, and more recently using a loop pedal to create layers of backing grooves. Matiu draws on his Maori heritage to

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Miramar Central Fair a culinary trip around the world Miramar Central School is hosting an ethnic food fair early next month. Organsier Jill Lister-Morgan said the event was a big one on the school calendar. “It’s a huge part of the school’s fundraising,” she said. The main attraction will be over a dozen food stalls featuring food from around the globe, celebrating pupils’ multi-cultural heritage.

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heaps of money, it’ll be a great day for both you and the kids,” he said. The Cardboard Box Challenge invites children of all ages to come to the cardboard land and make whatever they’d like out of a box; the most creative will win prizes. Organiser of the 1000 Bands event Jess Bilton said it would

be “epic”. “If you’ve ever seen you’ve ever seen one of those Youtube videos where a thousand people with guitars and drums perform an epic version of a hit song and thought you’d love to be a part of a band that big, here’s your chance,” she said. She is aiming to get 1000 people to perform The Exponent’s

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Paniyiri: A Big, Fat Greek Celebration By Annabella Gamboni

It’s all Greek to most New Zealanders, but the Greek community in Mt Victoria want to share what is just normal for them with Paniyiri – their annual festival and celebration of Greek life and culture in Wellington. This weekend the organisers for Paniyiri are expecting as many as 6000 visitors, especially if the weather holds. Executive committee member at the Greek Community Centre Neove Christoforou said the festival is more than just about food; it’s a celebration of the Greek culture and community in Wellington. “For us a big part of our culture is about food. “But you will also be able to see our children dancing, and to celebrate with us,” she said.

“It’s a big social event, and lets us catch up with everyone and do something nice with the kids.” The food available at the event will be traditional Greek fare: souvlaki (similar to Turkish kebabs), lokoumades (Greek donuts), olive oil and Greek coffee, the large majority of which is provided by the community at the Greek centre. Neove said that all visitors are welcome to Paniyiri. “My favourite part is seeing people try new things – their faces when they eat a new food, or see something that is normal to us, but totally different for them,” she said.  Paniyiri: the Greek Food Festival is taking place at the Greek Community Centre at 1-5 Hania St in Mt Victoria on Saturday February 25 from 10am-3pm.

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The Lions Club of Island Bay has now been servicing the community for 40 years. To celebrate they hosted a weekend of activities, including a family fun afternoon on Sunday that fundraised for the Wellington Hospital Foundation. Lions Club secretary Anne Moffat said the weekend was very enjoyable for the club and members of the public alike. “The spirit of being active in your community anf encouraging young people was the focus of the celebrations,” she said. The celebrations for the children, held at the Island Bay community centre, included face painting, a bouncy castle and a visit from Hospi the lion mascot for the Wellington Hospital Foundation.

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Members of the Executive Committee for the Greek Community Centre with trays of baklava (a sweet Greek pastry). PHOTO: SUPPLIED

Dolphins take a swim in Owhiro Bay Owhiro Bay enjoyed some surprise vistors to their waters last week: a pod of common dolphins. The dolphins lingered around the bay for the week, returning three times to feed on the plentiful fish in the harbour. Owhiro Bay resident Selwyn Feary said this was the third year running that a pod of dolphins had come to Owhiro Bay sometime in late summer.

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Another resident, Maz Mace, said she was amazed by how long they stayed in the bay. “They’re awesome,” she said. Dr Nicola Phillips of the Marine Biology Education Centre said she had enjoyed seeing the dolphins in the bay also. However, she couldn’t provide any information about the dolphins or what they were up to in the bay.

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Digging for gold at Oriental Bay By Annabella Gamboni

The Rotary Club of Courtenay Place is once again holding a Big Dig this weekend at Oriental Parade. The proceeds from this year’s Big Dig is going to Heart Kids, a charity that supports children with congenital heart disease. The charity is going to use the funds raised to produce a short educational film to show children and families living with congenital heart defects. Heart Kids branch manager for Wellington Angela Haddon said the film would also aim to raise awareness of congenital heart defects in the community.

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“It’s more or less finished, but the fundraising from the Big Dig will help us get the film out there to schools and hospitals,” she said. “The Rotary are amazing. We really appreciate the support, and the event on Sunday is ideal because it will be all about children.” President of the Courtenay Place Rotary Club Jean Phipps said they chose Heart Kids because they had a “great need” for funds. “They’re not funded at all by the government, but the work they do is very important,” she said. The recent run of good weather bodes well for the weekend, Jean said. “It’s always great to see the

Berhampore residents report burglaries on social media Berhampore residents have reported several acts of trespassing on a community social media site in a bid to keep each other safe. The posts about trespassers go back to mid-January, when concerned residents started reaching out to others about these small break-ins. Some reported that cigarette butts and small change was stolen, while others said that they suspected individuals were ‘scouting out’ their properties. Resident Lucy (who would like to

keep her surname private) reported a break-in to Police after she woke up from a sleep last Friday afternoon to a man she didn’t know walking through her house. “I was home alone. “Once I realised, I asked him to leave and he went without any fuss,” she said. “He had broken in by pulling the slats off our bottom window.” Resident Emma Bell also reported a break-in to her car. “Nothing of value was stolen, just some spare change.

The NZ Police and Wellington City Council want young people in the city to stop and take a moment before doing anything stupid, risky or downright dangerous. They have launched a new campain, Check Yourself, to encourage young people to think about the consequences of their actions. It aims to reduce anti-social behaviour in young people, especially around alcohol and drugs. Massey University of Wellington’s Student Union president Adam Cairns said their union is embracing the idea and is holding a couple of events to support it.

“Alongside the welcome party for first-year students, we’re also holding a more chilled-out space where there will be no alcohol... Because not everyone wants to drink to excess, and we want everyone to feel safe,” he said. Research from the Metro Neighbourhood Policing Team (the CBD’s Community Police) indicates that young adults in Wellington are overrepresented in anti-social behaviour (criminal and non-criminal), and one third of 18-24 year olds drink alcohol to a level that carries a risk of harming the drinker’s physical or mental health, or having harmful social effects on the drinker or others. Mayor Justin Lester said this cam-

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paign aligns with the Wellington City Council’s Local Alcohol Policy. “We want to find the right balance in promoting efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm while making sure the city continues to be a vibrant and safe place, and maintain its coolest little capital reputation,” Mr Lester said. Acting Area Prevention Manager Inspector Clint Walker said that it’s usually only a loud minority of young people that ruin things for the majority. “Police are working closely with Wellington City Council to reduce the incidents of alcohol harm as we strive towards everybody being safe and feeling safe,” he said.

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The curious case of Ross Taylor

It is a shambles to think Ross Taylor Williamson, the experience of SituationKane Vacant isn’t an automatic selection for the Taylor in the pivotal No 4 position is Black Caps regardless of the format. more important than ever. His exclusion from the Twenty20 Besides, it’s not like there is a better game against South Africa on Friday option going around. was a huge mistake. Colin Munro has been appalling, Not only because New Zealand suf- Corey Anderson has barely contributed fered a humiliating loss but because the of late and the same could be said for tour is so vital and momentum in the Jimmy Neesham. first match all went to South Africa. If there are political currents against Taylor is arguably in some of the best Taylor, then these must be put aside for form of his career. the sake of the team. Centuries against Bangladesh and He’s still one of our top two batsmen Deliverers Australia in recent months prove that. Required and is on the cusp in of equalling his late There still seems to be some un- mentor Martin Crowe’s test century Area 1:theMomona, - Kaponga. easiness with former captainMohaka, and haul ofKawatiri 17. the powers that be at New Zealand He’s earned the right to equal and Cricket. eclipse that record and ensure he At a time where the national team is leaves the game as New Zealand’s most rebuilding, under a new leader in prolific batsman.

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Record showing for Round the Bays scorcher By Annabella Gamboni

The Cigna Round the Bays running event for 2017 was the biggest yet with over 14,500 people taking part. The 6.5 kilometre event – the traditional ‘roundA the bays’ course – started at Frank solid Kitts and wound its way round Oriental Parade and Evans Bay, and ended in the middle of Kilbirnie Park. Cigna New Zealand CEO Lance Walker was delighted with the turnout. “Helping our communities maximise their health and wellbeing is a huge priority for us and it was fantastic to once again see the community come out and get involved,” he said. Cigna presented the events official charity, Achilles New Zealand, with a cheque for $20,000 during the events prize-giving. “To reach our goal of raising $20,000 for Achilles was terrific,” Lance said.  TheApplications official Round the Bays are are available at ourresults recruitment officeat or at the security gate based in the now online Ngauranga George in Wellington. Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.

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Island Bay Welcome to Erskine THE GARDENS Inspired by the beautiful historic Erskine Chapel, Erskine offers town houses and apartments of the highest quality in a wonderful leafy environment just ten minutes from the City. The Gardens offer a mix of architecturally designed two and three bedroom town houses, beautifully framed around the community gardens and lawn area.

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