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Celebrating Newtown

By Emma McAuliffe

Thousands of people descended on Newtown at the weekend for the suburb’s annual fair. The Newtown Festival Street Fair celebrated its 21st anniversary on Sunday, March 5 featuring 420 stalls and 112 performances. The festival is an annual celebration of Newtown hosted by the Newtown Residents Association with the fair day typically taking place on the first Sunday of March. Continued on page 2. A street parade taking place. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe


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Buildings need masonry fix within a year Some buildings across the Southern and Eastern suburbs will need earthquake strengthening within the year following a government announcement made last week. Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith announced last Tuesday, 38 streets from Hurunui to Wellington had buildings which required owners to secure unreinforced masonry, facades and parapets. Streets in Wellington with buildings in need of secur-

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Thousands descend on Newtown for annual fair Continued from page 1. Newtown Festival organiser Martin Hanley said the team behind it were very pleased with how the fair went. “We think it was lovely, we were lucky with the weather. The crowd was happy, amazing things happened with the fair,”

he said. He said a “cool thing” about the festival was people joined in. “Some people were doing a creative performance for the first time in their lives. Some people were doing creative performances they do every

day,” he said. He said he was also pleased with the amount of volunteers on the day and their resilience. “The whole volunteer team was very happy. They solved problems they may not have signed up for. People responded to the needs,” he said.

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using its powers under the Hurunui/Kaikoura Earthquakes Recovery Act 2016 to require building owners to do the necessary securing work within 12 months. “Fa lling un rein forced masonry is a major risk to people on the street during an earthquake as we saw in the 2011 Canterbury earthquake, when it claimed the lives of 39 people. It’s essential we’re proactive about this work so as to avoid a repeat of that terrible tragedy,” Mr Smith said.

Rachel Scholes and Ben Moorhouse volunteered with Zero Waste Heroes. PHOTO: Emma McAuilffe

The Zero Waste Heroes volunteered on Sunday to keep rubbish at a minimum and Martin said the team were currently “crunching the numbers” to find out how much was recylced. Zero Waste Hero volunteer on the day Rachel Scholes said she had enjoyed educationg people on waste. “Everyone has been really cool,” she said. Riddiford Street resident Rueben Shim said he had enjoyed the “community vibes” of the festival. “It’s cool to see the community come together right outside our flat,” he said. Martin said he was grateful for the support from the volunteers and performers. “I’d just like to say a big thank you to all the performers who gave people a show for free and the people who helped out and the plethora of things they helped out with,” he said.  Did you go to the Newtown Street Fair? What did you think? Let us know at news@

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Seeking community input on Southern Landfill By Sharnahea Wilson

The Wellington City Council is looking at extending the Southern Landfill to allow for the disposal of waste for another 35 years and councillor Iona Pannett is encouraging input from locals. A few years ago there was an application to extend the city council owned Southern Landfill in Owhiro Bay for 100

years, council’s infrastructure and sustainability portfolio leader Iona explained. “There were questions raised about whether this would be effective and what some alternatives could be,” Iona said. The application was pulled and replaced with one that suggests the extension accommodates 35 years worth of waste, which would cost $12 million. “Having a land fill, from a

waste management perspective, is not good.” As chair of the Regional Waste Management and Minimisation Governance Group, Iona said it was important to get the input from locals on issues of waste management. Every six years the Governance Group, which consists of representatives from eight councils across the region as well as the Greater Wellington Regional

Council, is required to come up with a waste management plan. Iona said the group would have a regional waste plan finalised in June, so she was looking to the community to give their feedback. “We need to outline some options... we’re not doing well in terms of waste [in Wellington]. “We need to think about whether there are alternatives, and if we go to extra capacity we don’t actually want to fill it up.” The consultation process for the waste management plan will coincide with the Wellington City Council’s Annual Plan, Iona said. “We also need to have a strategy for the Long Term Plan. “We want to have a conversation with Wellingtonians – they’re very engaged with waste. There needs to be a robust discussion.” Iona encouraged the community to have their say when this goes out for consultation in April/ May.

Have your say on Cobham Drive pathway Residents are asked to have their say on proposed new walking and bike paths on Cobham Drive. The proposal for the new walking and biking paths on the harbour side of Cobham Drive is part of Wellington City Council’s programme to build a safe connected cycle network and improve travel for people who walk or take the bus. The council’s portfolio leader for public transport, Cycling and Walking, Eastern Ward Councillor Sarah Free, said it was exciting to be at this point. “We’re keen for people to think about using different

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Arcade to wow Wellingtonians

Giveaway Winners

By Sharnahea Wilson

The winners of the Cook Strait News’ double passes to the Wellington Wine and Food + Craft Beer Festival on Friday, March 10 were Judy Toh and Tom Donoghue. Congratulations and enjoy the festival.

This year’s Performance Arcade on Wellington’s Waterfront is set to be even more creative this time around with two-storey containers and an abundance of artists and performers. There are many people involved in creating the event which runs from March 10 to 19, but young architect Alex Sawicka-Ritchie plays a particularly important role. Alex, who has a Masters in architecture from Victoria University, is the architecture lead for the innovative Performance Arcade. “I have worked on three [Performance Arcades]. I started off as a design assistant in my first year, and then worked as the lead for the last two years.” Alex said the team was being a bit more ambitious this year by creating two-storey structures out of the shipping containers. Alex’s team has worked with arcade founder and

Final community emergency planning workshop The Berhampore Community Association and WREMO will be hosting a final community emergency planning workshop tonight, Thursday, March 9 at 6.45pm. The workshop will begin with a shared supper/dessert and from 7pm the group will be discussing potential projects residents would like to see in Berhampore. The workshop will be taking place at Wellington’s Samoan Assembly of God Church Hall, 193 Rintoul Street.

Cuba Dupa The Cuba Dupa team is excited to celebrate Wellington’s unique, iconic street with more music, visual art, parades, adventure and food. Artistic Director of the festival Drew James said with over 250 extraordinary events over the 17 hours, and over 90 Street Food Festival outlets, CubaDupa 2017 takes street action to another level. “With a theme of “Beat the Street”, we want you to own the streets with us. Learn our new CubaDupa song, participate in workshops and follow the numerous parades, dress up and party. Dance to your beat.” The event is on March 25 and 26 on Cuba Street.

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director Sam Trubridge as well as engineers to ensure the twostorey high structures are safe and secure. She said the arcade showcases live art and each artist and performer has a container which they can do what they want with. “They won’t just have a painting hanging on the wall like in an art gallery – it’s more threedimensional.” There will be 19 containers, with a variety of performers and

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Predator Free Seatoun has officially launched with an abundance of locals in attendance. The newly formed environmental group had more than 200 visitors from the suburb through the Open Day on Saturday. Co-founder Hamish Midgley said it was great to see so many people, spanning all ages, keen to find out more about protecting Seatoun’s native wildlife. “In fact, 140 households signed up to our backyard trapping programme so we were cleaned out of traps by the end of the day,” Hamish said. According to the group, the backyard traps have been an overnight success, with the first mouse caught up on Seatoun

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Centre to celebrate first birthday By Emma McAuilffe

Merio Marsters at the centre. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

The Berhampore Centennial Community Centre will be celebrating its first birthday next week. A celebration of the year will be held on Friday, March 17 at the centre on Adelaide Road. Centre coordinator Merio Marsters said the centre was the first of its kind and was a partnership between Housing New Zealand, Wellington City Council and Berhampore School. “It was a community hall in the 1940s, a three bedroom house in the 1980s and converted back to a centre last year,” she said.

Getting creative for a good cause By Sharnahea Wilson

A plethora of artwork by residents of the southern and eastern suburbs will be up for grabs next week – with the added bonus of supporting a great cause. Wellington art co-operative, ARTrove, is hosting an art fundraiser from Monday, March 13 for Child Cancer Foundation. The exhibition fundraiser, in the Asteron Centre foyer opposite Wellington Railway Station, will showcase the work of 15 Wellington artists including four locals. Brian Nelson and Jessica Inkpen of Seatoun, Nicola Dench of Miramar and Juliet Best of Island Bay will all have collections in the five-day show. ARTrove was started in 2011 by three Wellington artists, Adele Eagleson, Karen Hamilton-Smith and Kirsty Fyfe. Kirsty said the group was delighted about fundraising for Child Cancer Foundation. “This is an excellent cause and we hope that our opening night event is successful in raising much needed funds. “As parents ourselves, we can only imag-

ine the stress families go through when a child is diagnosed with cancer.” A portion of each artwork sale on opening night will go to the charity, which provides support to local children with cancer and their families. Funds raised at ARTrove’s event will help Child Cancer Foundation support families with travel expenses and address other challenges they may face on their child’s cancer journey. Child Cancer Foundation business development manager Michelle Berriman was grateful for the support, saying the charity receives no direct government funding. “We are incredibly grateful for their kind support of local families on their own cancer journey.” There is set to be 200 pieces of art on display which will be replenished throughout the week as they get sold.  ARTrove will run from March 13 to 17 from 8am to 6pm, with the exception of opening night which officially starts at 5pm and runs until 7.30pm, in the Asteron Centre Foyer.

Merio said in the year since it had been open the community centre had played host to many activities including yoga and tai chi and other groups like Plunket and Wellington Community Law. They had also held a Christmas event last year, she said. Merio said she was looking forward to the first birthday celebration which would have a sausage sizzle, basketball games and tai chi. “We’re celebrating the milestone of the centre since it first opened,” she said. “We have an ongoing relationship with Island Bay and Newtown. Every day is different. I’ve learnt

myself what to expect and what not to expect. The centre itself is Berhampore’s, the community needs to come together to support it.” Merio said in the future she would like to see a homework group, sewing class and more centre volunteers. “I love the space. I love being in the space. It’s still being discovered,” she said.  The Berhampore Centennial Community Centre first birthday celebration will take place on Friday, March 17 from 4pm to 6pm at the centre’s location at 493 Adelaide Road.


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Brooklyn writer receives prestigious prize By Sharnahea Wilson

Brooklyn writer Ashleigh Young got the surprise of a lifetime when she received a call saying she was one of eight winners of the prestigious Windham-Campbell Literature Prize. The Victoria University creative writing tutor and alumna was shocked to discover she was one of this year’s winners of the prize worth USD $165,000. The annual prize is administered by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University and is awarded to writers around the globe to support their writing. Ashleigh is the first kiwi writer to receive the prize since its establishment in 2013. “The first time you hear you’re even being considered for the prize is when they call to say you’ve won,” Ashleigh explained. “There’s something almost magical about it… it’s a really life changing amount of money.” Ashleigh was awarded the prize for her book of personal essays ‘Can You Tolerate This?’ published by Victoria University Press in 2016. Ashleigh, who has been a creative writer since she was little, said the book consists of 21 personal essays about her life, her family and growing up in a small town. The writer, who published a book of poetry in 2009, said essay writing allows the creator to spill their thoughts onto the page without a strict structure. “You can have a lot of digression; it doesn’t have to come to a neat conclusion. I just write how I think.” Ashleigh was grateful for the support her family has given her throughout the

Windham-Campbell Literature Prize winner, writer Ashleigh Young. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

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Q: What has been your favourite part of the Newtown festival?

Ben Moorhouse, Newtown

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“Finding out where things go with the Zero Waste Heroes. So many things can be recycled.”

“The food and the music. I’ve just been going where my eyes and ears take me.”

“The sense of community. When I turned up and watched the African music I just felt so alive. It makes me feel like everything will be okay.”

“It has a nice feeling. I can’t really explain it.”

“The food and the quest to find it.”

James Bodnar, Newtown “All the food and the day drinking.”

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.

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Social calendar We’ll support you to continue doing the things you love in a way that’s right for you. The busy social calendar and stimulating recreation programme certainly make for a vibrant and engaging atmosphere.

Pets welcome We believe pets can be both calming and energising, so we welcome animal companions. If you have a pet that’s part of your family, ask us about moving to Kilmarnock Heights Home with them. Family and friends At Kilmarnock residents are encouraged to invite their loved ones to visit at any time; there’s no set visiting hours. And, for the children - we have a fully stocked toy box to keep them entertained!

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And, if you have been stuck in Berhampore for even longer, like last week’s correspondent who was marooned at the Berhampore bus stop as crowded buses whizzed by, then why should she or anyone pay a fare at all for a service that doesn’t provide you what you need most – a timely arrival at work. Although otherwise well-serviced during the day,

the Island Bay line lacks capacity between 8 and 8.30am and Metlink needs to urgently improve this – particularly as the Council allows hundreds of infill dwellings to be squeezed into Island Bay in the Erskine development and others – which will mean less and less chance of Berhampore commuters getting on a bus. Nicci Coffey, Island Bay

Celebrating friendship at Kilmarnock Heights Home Companionship is one of the best kept secrets to good health and living a fulfilling life, according to the staff at a Wellington south rest home. Kilmarnock Heights Home recreation officer Annelize Steyn has seen first-hand the power friendship has to enrich the lives of elders and alleviate loneliness, isolation and even depression. According to some studies, having strong social support may even reduce your risk of cognitive decline, and the government’s Healthy Ageing Strategy recognises the importance of older people’s ‘desire to be connected and respected’. “Many of the elders we support have formed strong friendships with each another through shared interests and activities, and it has helped to increase their sense of belonging and purpose, improved their self-confidence and self-worth, and boosted their overall happiness,” Annelize explains. “Often friends are as important as families.” It’s never too late to build new friendships or reconnect with old friends, according to Kilmarnock Heights Home residents Ida Bale and Jacquie Brooky. “We’re both from the South Island and we met here at Kilmarnock Heights a few years ago,” Jacquie explains. “We got to know one another and became good friends - I absolutely love her to pieces.” Annelize says companionship is an important part of life at Kilmarnock Heights Home. Residents are supported to maintain community connections, take part in social activities and get to know one another.

Kilmarnock Heights Home residents Ida Bale and Jacquie Brooky found friendship at the Berhampore rest home.

“Our model of care, the Eden Alternative, recognises the importance of having companionship because it has the power to alleviate loneliness and isolation,” says Annelize. “One of the many benefits of living at Kilmarnock Heights Home is that residents can have companionship whenever they want it, while they also have their privacy.” Although the residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home form strong friendships among themselves and staff at the home, having friendships with people in the community is just as important. “Our volunteers and visitors add variety to the residents’ lives. The residents love getting out and about in the community or having people visit their home just to see them.” PBA  Kilmarnock Heights Home is operated by Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, and provides rest home and respite care from 20 Morton Street in Berhampore. To find out more about Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home phone 04 380 2034 or visit

Thursday March 9, 2017


Residents call on council for final cycleway design

Walkway closure contradictions Dear Ed, Further to my letter last week, I fail to understand why Wellington City Council and The Wellington Company need to close the walkway between Avon and Volga Streets when the residents of 31 Avon street (Erskine College) still have access to their mail boxes situated immediately below the imposing four-storey facade of

the main building. There are tenants living in the two-storey classroom block at the back of the site. This tenancy implies that the whole college still has electricity and water supply, and maybe gas supply. Is this wise for a building that is deemed have a high risk. Peter D Graham Island Bay

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late last year, and a number of community workshops were held in an attempt to put the fate of the cycleway back into the hands of the community. Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle has furiously campaigned to see a solution that meets the needs of all the community. “The reality is that this cycleway is in Island Bay - they’re the ones that live with it and have to be comfortable with it.”


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put in place by September this year. “The most important thing is the association wants the final design fully implemented by September and we want to ensure the process is a democratic one where the community make the decision on the final design.” Members of the residents’ association alongside representatives from the Wellington City Council and Cycle Aware Wellington formed the Love the Bay syndicate


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She said a proposal put to the syndicate by the residents association proposed that residents have a 90 per cent weight of the vote and the other 10 per cent be given to other Wellingtonians. This proposal was met with support at Monday’s meeting, she said. “We expect a decision around this from the syndicate meeting on 7 March 2017.” Vicki said the association was also fighting to ensure the final design be


Agency criticised the Wellington City Council’s handling of the project. The report said many residents believed it was delivered without proper consultation. Following this it was decided the future of the cycleway would be put back into the hands of the community. Chair of the Island Bay Residents’ Association, Vicki Greco, said there was a fantastic turnout for the association’s first meeting of the year.


The Island Bay Residents’ Association want to see a final design for the Island Bay cycleway in place by September. The association held its first meeting of the year last Monday and items on the agenda included the Island Bay cycleway. The cycleway has caused controversy in the suburb since it was implemented in 2015. Last year a report commissioned by the New Zealand Transport


New Principal for Wellington High By Annabella Gamboni

Wellington High School will have a new principal starting from term two of this year. Current deputy principal Dominic Killalea was chosen in a unanimous decision by the Board of Trustees to take over the position from Nigel Hanton, who has been principal since 2012. Board chair Deanne Daysh said Dominic was the natural pick for the board because of his established ties to the school. “Dominic is very highly thought of by the school community. “He embraces the inclusive kaupapa of the school, with our celebration of diversity and support for every student to achieve their very best. His contribution has already been substantial and we are confident he will lead the school to further success,” she said.

Dominic said he looks forward to continuing to shape the inclusive and diverse community of Wellington High School. “I want to continue to make it somewhere I would have liked to have gone to school,” he said. “We want kids to not be afraid of being themselves.” Dominic also wanted to continue working with students on the best ways for them to learn, he said. Wellington High was one of the first schools in the country to introduce BYOD (bring your own device), where students who already owned tablets or laptops could bring them to school to assist them in the classroom. The Wellington High School role has continued to increase in recent years, with 1260 students enrolled at the beginning of 2017.


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The Peoples Market Saturday, 18 March, 9:30am - 1:30pm, St Patrick’s Church Hall, Rongotai Rd, Kilbirnie Hand crafts,Food, Clothes, Bric-a-brac, plants etc. Stalls available. Contact Noreen at norzmoody@ or 021 02780601

Scottish Country (group) Dancing Dancing: “beneficial activity”, fun, friendly. Seatoun Village Hall, Forres Street 7.30pm. Have a go FREE Friday 17 March. Beginners welcome all ages. 388-8069/977-9959

Fare freeze welcomed The Greater Wellington Regional Council has put a fare freeze on buses for another year, keeping their promise to improve public transport in the city. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said local residents would welcome the freeze, which follows three years of fares not being raised, as part of the regional council’s draft annual plan. “Tackling Wellington’s congestion requires getting more people onto public transport and making sure it remains affordable. The freeze on bus fares has been helpful,” Mr Lester said. “It’s also very encouraging to see Greater Wellington Regional Council is committed to

a package of discounts for the 2018/19 fiscal year. The options being discussed for this package include a 25 per cent discount on off-peak fares, introducing transfers without a cost penalty for people changing buses and potentially discounts for students as well.” Council’s public transport, walking and cycling portfolio leader Sarah Free said the working relationship between the two councils on public transport issues has never been better. “We have a working group between our councils that is discussing ways forward on these issues and I’m encouraged with the results we are seeing.

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BROOKS, Jocelyn Ngaire (nee Hyde): March 5, 2017. DODD, Shirley Doreen: February 28, 2017. PFEIFFER, Andrew Carl (Pfeiff): March 3, 2017. TILYARD, Daphne Myrtle Mary: March 5, 2017. VELTMAN, Joanna: March 1, 2017.

Neighbours Day 2017 at the Miramar & Maupuia Community Centre, 27 Chelsea St. Come along for a free BBQ, fun for the kids & meet the neighbours, Thursday 23 March, 6-8pm.

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Footballer with Jacob Page celebrates 10 years Dark Claudio after with the Phoenix Sports talk

Leicester sacking The sacking of Claudio Ranieri from Leicester City is proof that professional sport is all about what you’ve done today. In May of last year, Ranieri was being serenaded by tenor Andrea Bocelli after leading Leicester from relegation favourites to English Premier League winners in one of the most stunning sporting triumphs ever. Now, with the gloss clearly gone and Leicester back in a relegation dog fight where many think they belong, Ranieri has been shown the door. Staying in the top flight of English football is worth millions to every club each year and for those in charge of the champions, it was too much of a risk to let sentiment get in the way of top tier survival. It’s a head versus heart decision. The head says change is needed, the heart says he deserves more loyalty

based on past success. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho suffered the same fate in being sacked a season after he won the crown with Chelsea. Mourinho said his three EPL were not worth as much as Ranieri’s one, such was the magnitude of his triumph last year. The enigmatic football manager even wore ‘CR’ on his clothes as a sign of support. Granted since Ranieri’s departure Leicester have won two games which suggests to me the players may have played a role in his departure. There’s no doubt Ranieri will be a man in demand not only in England but for clubs worldwide keen to tap into his skills. However, loyalty has taken another hit in this brutal example of win or go home in modern day sports.

Vince Lia has been playing for the Phoenix for 10 years. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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A Wellington football player will be celebrating a decade with the Phoenix this weekend. Wellington Phoenix centre midfielder Vince Lia will be celebrating a decade on the team as part of the team’s 10th anniversary celebrations on Saturday. This will include a match between the Vince Lia Legends and the Mayor’s XI in Miramar on Saturday afternoon followed by a testimonial dinner. The game will bring back a few of the former Phoenix legends including Daniel Cortes, Paul Ifill and Ben Sigmund. Vince said he was pleased he had hit a 10 year milestone with the club. “It’s pretty good. Its not something I set out to

do but I’m pretty proud to acheive it,” he said. Vince is a foundation member of the club who had been with them since the beginning and said he had no plans to retire just yet. “I want to play as long as I can,” he said. Commercial manager for the Phoenix Ian Rogers said he was looking forward to this Saturday’s events. “[Wellington Mayor] Justin Lester will be playing with the best of the current Phoenix players,” he said.  Vince Lia Legends vs Mayor’s XI will take place at David Farrington Park, Miramar, this Saturday, March 11 at 2.30pm. Adults cost $10 and children under 12 cost $2. Testimonial dinner will take place at Westpac Stadium from 7pm. To book for the dinner contact

Marcus Daniell to be playing in Brooklyn An all-star entry list for the 2017 Maxim Financial Wellington Tennis Open looks set to make the tournament the best in years. The tournament will be taking place between March 30 and April 2 at the Renouf Centre in Brooklyn. It was confirmed this week Marcus Daniell the world No.43 doubles player and a New Zealand Davis Cup representative will be attending the tournament.

For Marcus playing in Wellington is something special as he rarely gets the chance to make it to the region where he grew up. “I’m really looking forward to playing the Wellington Open. I spent a lot of time at the Renouf Centre as a junior and it holds some special memories for me. I hope the tournament gets the public attention it deserves and drums up a heap of enthusiasm for tennis in the area,” he said.

Dane Coles enjoys a game of Rippa Rugby with a junior member of Poneke. PHOTO: Supplied.

Hurricanes visit junior rugby players By Emma McAuliffe

Children got the opportunity to have a kick around with their favourite Hurricanes last week. Hurricanes players Dane Coles and Reg Goodes visited the Poneke Football Club last Thursday to assist with junior registrations for the upcoming season and have a kick around with junior players. As part of the event children registered to play for the Under 6s and Under 7s teams had the chance to play rippa rugby and take photos with their rugby heroes. The event came as part of the Canes in Clubs initiative which saw Hur-

ricanes visit clubs around Wellington to assist with junior registrations ahead of the start of their Super Rugby Season. Hurricanes chief executive Avan Lee said the Hurricanes placed high value on the clubs throughout the Hurricanes region and junior rugby. “We embrace any opportunity for our players to go back to the grass roots and encourage participation, especially among our junior ranks. “The Canes in Clubs initiative is just one way for our players to help give something back to the game. Ultimately all of our players started out at a rugby club before they entered the professional ranks and that means a lot to them,” Avan said.

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