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Molly’s milestone Celebrating 106 years By Sharnahea Wilson

Molly Holmes celebrated not only her 106th birthday this week, but also the fact that she is now New Zealand’s oldest former nurse, and Huntleigh Home’s oldest resident. The Karori resident said she has had an enjoyable 106 years, working as a nurse at Wellington Hospital for 69 years through the Wahine Disaster as well as World War II. Continued on page 2. 106-year-old Molly Holmes celebrates her birthday with cake and tea.


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Karori woman turns 106 years old Continued from page 1. Molly celebrated her birthday at Huntleigh Home on Monday with her close friends, and fellow residents, and enjoyed tea and cake. She also received a special telegram from the Queen as well as a letter from New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English. When asked what her secret to such a long and happy life was, Molly joked “that is a secret”. Molly was born in Australia in 1911 and while she was cleaning her family home at the age of 17 her cousin told her she would need to work for money and suggested she get a job as a nurse. “I was always talking about nursing, and looking after people, and that was the start of nursing for me.” Molly moved out to New Zealand in 1937 to care for a family member who had fallen ill. While working at Wellington Hospital Molly heard the announcement by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in 1939 about the beginning of World War II. “I remember him saying we are now at war.” Molly lived for many years in Wadestown – walking up 148 steps on a daily basis well into her 90s. In 2015 she decided to check herself into Karori’s Huntleigh Home due to her diminishing eye-sight and hearing, but she still only needed minimal care and has never needed a wheelchair. Recreation team leader at Huntleigh Home Gwen Esler said Molly likes to sit in her room and chat to people. “She gives all her memories… she’s just a gentle lady.”



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Debate over Newlands street names By Kateni Sau WHITIREIA JOURNALISM STUDENT

The Wellington City Council has approved two new names for private streets in a $43 million Newlands subdivision. The council’s Regulatory Processes Committee decided on Waitai Lane and Promontory Crescent as the names for the new private accessways overlooking Wellington Har-

bour. Northern ward councillor Malcolm Sparrow used his casting vote after the committee voted 2-2 on the proposed names. The four proposed names were The Promontory and Salt Water Lane by Developer Jarden Corporation, and Pukehuia Crescent and Waitai Lane by the council committee. Mr Sparrow said the names

proposed by the developers were “out of place”. “It [Salt Water Lane] suited somewhere close to the sea, ‘Salt Water’ up on a hill doesn’t fit.” Mr Sparrow’s motion to name the streets Waitai Lane and Promontory Crescent was proposed as a suitable compromise and was seconded by eastern ward councillor Chris Calvi-Freeman. Onslow-Western ward coun-

The private accessways just off Domett Street on the new Bellevue Estate subdivision overlooking Wellington Harbour, Newlands.

cillor Diane Calvert said she was happy the process was followed but believed the developers should have had the right to name the streets. “I didn’t think we should be making a compromise. “It’s a bit like naming your child,” she said. Mr Sparrow said it was the best compromise suitable for the situation. “The local residents were in favour of the two names proposed by the council,” he said. The developers wanted The Promontory but it did not comply with the Land Information New Zealand road naming standard so the council proposed the name Promontory Crescent. An earlier recommendation from council officers to change The Promontory and name it Pukehuia Crescent (an early name for the Newlands area) was rejected due to requests by local residents and iwi. “In the end they decided it should be used for something more important than a small lane up in the hills,” Mr Sparrow said. He said a good compromise was made in the end between the wishes of the developer and the officers’ recommendations, and the wishes of local iwi were taken into consideration. “The council tried to check out as many angles as possible to make the right decision.”

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Community input to shape Karori’s future Karori residents and businesses will have the opportunity to take an active role in helping to plan their suburb’s future. Wellington City Council’s City Strategy Committee this week agreed to provide the support necessary to help the people of Karori develop a community plan. Portfolio leader for community planning and engagement councillor Diane Calvert said the council was committed

to working closely with communities to better understand local issues. “I’m a strong advocate that local communities know best what they need now and in the future, what will work and the best way to overcome challenges, and this is a real opportunity to co-create a master plan for the suburb. “It’s about a lot of things – what’s above the ground and what’s below the ground, but ultimately it is about people

and how they want to live and move around their suburb.” Councillor Andy Foster, portfolio leader for the Karori Community Plan and also for Urban Development, said this was a fantastic and exciting opportunity to develop an integrated long-term plan for Karori. “I see it encompassing everything from transport, infrastructure and housing to the town centres, natural environment, sense of place,

community activities, heritage and character.” Fellow Onslow-Wester n Ward Councillor Simon Woolf said the initiative was a great example of councillors and the community working closely together to get us to this point. “We’re now really looking forward to working together to develop a plan for the future of our community.” A community plan will be developed over the next 12 months.

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Sought-after training turf officially underway By Sharnahea Wilson

The development of an allweather floodlit artificial turf in Karori is officially underway, to the delight of the Waterside Karori Football Club. The two bowling greens at the former Terawhiti Bowling Club, bounded by Karori Park and Makara Road are being redeveloped as the artificial training turf. The need for an all weather floodlit training ground in Karori for Wellington’s largest football club has been palpable over the years as their mem-

bership has grown, Waterside Karori Club Treasurer Louis Schmitt said. “Because Karori Park itself is set aside for cricket games in summer and football games in winter, the need for separate training grounds has become more urgent,” Louis said. He said though the turf would not fully cater for their requirements for training grounds, it would certainly make a big dent in the otherwise significant private car travel imposition on the parents of junior players. None of the nearby training grounds in Wilton, Nairnville

and Kaiwharawhara are on direct bus routes from Karori, Louis explained. Onslow-Western ward councillor Andy Foster said the council put up about $700,000 for the new turf, but a big chunk of the funding came from the fundraising efforts of Waterside Karori. He said many of the Waterside footballers travelled across the city to other turfs to train and it would make a big difference having this facility locally. “It’s great to have got to this position it’s been a while in the making. “It’s really fantastic to have that

facility in our local community. It will be used by a lot of young people.” The project has been ongoing since 2012 when Karori footballers expressed the need for such a facility and Louis said the turf would also benefit the wider community. “Council envisage good uptake of the facility by schools and community groups outside of the normal before and after school hours and football training times.” The Terawhiti turf development in will be finished in early July, weather depending.

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A peek into Wadestown’s Salisbury Garden Court Former Salisbury Garden Court residents from left to right: (Back) Stan Najbert, Ted Najbert, Anna Prussing, Larry Jordan, Christine Paterson, (front) Shirley Najbert and Graham Weir. PHOTO: Supplied By Sharnahea Wilson

Onslow Historical Society’s latest Onslow Historian magazine tells the interesting story of Salisbury Garden Court, Wadestown. The court comprises a distinctive group of 16 small, wooden houses built, in 1929, on a steep hillside at the top of Cecil Road. The garden court can only be accessed through a walkway, with residents travelling up and down a zig-zag of steps each day – leaving their cars parked at the bottom. Resident of more than 40 years, Kate Ford said it was quite a unique community in Salisbury Garden Court. “There are mirror-pairs of houses, some with shared verandas and shared entranceways,” Kate explained.

She said there were six families who shared the hens, and took turns each week gathering the eggs and feeding the chooks. Kate bought one of the houses in 1972 but then moved next door so she could have a bigger piece of land and a house with a basement. “Most of the homes also have their own vegetable gardens,” she said. London-born Herbert Stanley Piller was an experienced builder who constructed the 16 houses after receiving a permit from the Wellington City Council. The garden court was designed around a community centre space with a tennis court and a place to play croquet. Though the tennis court is no longer in use, Kate said the residents often gather there for afternoon tea or

dinner – and it is a great place for the children to meet. “There are usually about eight to 10 children living here at any one time. “The kids have adventures and there are always adults around here so it’s safe – and they all look after each other. “It’s absolutely lovely.” She said it was usually quite a tight knit community at Salisbury Garden Court because they run into each other so often. “Because of the zig-zag you all get to know each other, people help one another with carrying things up and down the steps.”  This edition of the magazine, written by Judy Siers, is available from the Society’s Centre at 86 Khandallah Road (open Sundays 1 – 4pm) for $15 or $17.50 posted.

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Newlands Intermediate School held a ‘Run for Us’ event to fundraise money for new school equipment and activities. The event is held once a year to raise money for new sports equipment, sports uniforms and the school’s annual EOTC (education outside the classroom) week. The school’s principal Angela Lowe said the students were given sponsorship forms to take home to get families and friends to contribute to a good cause, with the run taking place last Friday. “They either get sponsored per day or per lap,” she said. Angela said they gave the students a target and in return they are put in the draw for a chance to win a prize. “We set the kids a target of $50 but all the keen ones are aiming for $100.” She said the school is very focused on providing their students with the equipment they needed to keep active. Their goal was to raise enough money to provide each classroom with $250 worth of new sports gear. “I love to step out at lunch and see every child involved in sports.” Senior students Aurora Riley-Ngatai, 12, Jesica Clark, 11, Joshua Taefu, 12, and Karthik Konakanchi, 12, said they enjoyed the event and are looking forward to getting new sports gear and uniforms for their sports teams. Aurora said she enjoyed the event because they got to do different things

Vera Padiha of Creativa Design Studio. PHOTO: Sharnahea Wilson

Newlands Intermediate students Jesica Clark, Aurora Riley-Ngatai, Joshua Taefu and Karthik Konakanchi. PHOTO: Kateni Sau

on the day besides just running. “We get to go with different people and do stuff,” she said. Joshua said “it’s fun [because] you get to walk”. Jesica said she enjoyed the competitions held on the day. Karthik said it was tiring [because] he had done 41 laps since the event started and planned on doing more to beat the amount of laps he did last year.

“I’m planning to get 72 kilometres this year,” he said. All four students were at the event since 7.30am and planned to leave at 7pm when the event was over. “It’s going to be good, we’ve got 10 hours to go,” Aurora said. The school has also set up a new Instagram account to keep their communities connected and updated on what the school is doing.

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By Sharnahea Wilson

This week the Independent Herald spoke to local mum and business owner Vera Padiha who was originally from Brazil but moved out to New Zealand with her husband and four-month-old child. Vera specialises in graphic design and once her youngest child went off to school, she decided it was a great time to start her own business – Creativa Design Studio. We caught up with Vera at Sub Urban Co-Working in the Johnsonville Shopping Centre.

Why did you get into graphic design? wellness organisations – any small to medium When did you move to New Zealand I love shapes and colours and how they come sized business. and why did you choose to come here? together. My mum was also a graphic designer, Was it daunting starting your own I moved here nine and a half years ago I specialise in print and branding. business? looking for quality of life to start my family, How did you get your business start- Well first I had to identify the time in the day. we came in 2008 when our first child was I decided to start it when my little one started four months old. Before that I had moved ed and what is it like today?

remote, I have been working out of Sub Urban Co-Working for a half day each week for one year. It’s nice and quiet and tidy, we exchange ideas a little bit.

school. I’m loving being a business owner, it’s different to just being a graphic designer.

Keeping a steady work load and just enjoying life and keeping healthy. We will also look to collaborate with other professionals to provide a well-rounded service for our clients. This will include professionals such as copy writers who can help finish off their websites.

from Brazil to France because my husband is French. We had been to New Zealand on our honeymoon and we met a British couple who immigrated here and said it was great. We live in Johnsonville – I’m a kiwi now, I got citizenship last year.

I met my co-owner for Creativa Design Studio at a Latin American Women’s Association, she’s also South American – she’s Chilean. We started the company two and a half years ago. We do graphic design for clients which include yoga centres, business coaches,

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Wednesday March 22, 2017 Jack Boyle with his two children enjoying some organic fruit during Wellington Organic Week tasting at Commonsense Organics in Wakefield St. PHOTO: Supplied

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Wellingtonians bite into first Organic Food Week By Sharnahea Wilson

Wellington is in the midst of its first Organic Food Week and Karori local Alison White is encouraging people to give organic food a try. The team at the Safe Food Campaign planned a number of activities for the organic week which is running between March 18 and 25. Alison said the Safe Food Campaign tackles questions such as ‘do pesticide residues in food matter’, ‘is organic food expensive’ and ‘what New Zealand foods are most likely to contain pesticides’. “We want to raise awareness of the advantages of organic food,” Alison said. “It is not necessary to apply the toxins that we do to our food and the land. Also, organic food is better for our bodies and animals – for exam-

ple, organic dairy products have been found to contain more antioxidants.” Alison, who did a Masters in public health with a focus on the effects of pesticides on people, said it was unnecessary to have pesticides in our food. “There is such a tragedy that we are polluting the environment with pesticides and we don’t need to. “Organic food is better for everyone, including the animals.” Alison will hold a presentation along with Dr Heli Matilainen called ‘Why go organic?’ at Thorndon Farmer’s Market at 11am on Saturday. Dr Matilainen said pesticide residues in our food posed a real risk to New Zealand children. “Certain pesticides found in our food may contribute to cancer progression, cause birth defects, genetic

and hormonal damage, attack the immune system, and cause brain damage in children, even at minute doses. “It is much better to offer children organic food – organic growing methods do not allow application of these pesticides. It is also better for the environment.” There will be free fruit tasting all week at the five Commonsense Organic Stores in Wellington and outside Karori New World on March 23 and 24 from 2pm to 4pm. “People can come along and have a taste of organic fruit and see what it’s like, in my experience it usually tastes better.”  Free fruit tasting and information stall at Thorndon Farmers› Market on Saturday 9am-12.30pm. Presentation at 11am in the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

Future scientist sweeps prize A former Onslow College student took on a problem no one else was game enough to tackle, gaining her the Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize. At the 2016 International Young Physicists Tournament, Catherine Pot set to work investigating the van der Pauw method, which is used in experimental semiconductor physics in many university labs. The bright young scientist came up with an experimentally-verified way of improving the technique so it could be more widely applied. Catherine, who was 17 when she carried out her research, was presented with her Prize by the Prime Minister at Parliament yesterday. She will put the $50,000 prize money towards the cost of studying Physics and Mathematics at Victoria University of Wellington. Catherine’s Physics teacher at Onslow, Kent Hogan, said Catherine had been a star pupil “who doesn’t think she’s as good as she is”. The van der Pauw method, invented by Dutchman Leo van der Pauw in 1958, is used in materials science to determine the electrical conductivity of a sample. A major limitation, however, is that it cannot be accurately used in samples that have holes.


Past Onslow College student Catherine Pot was awarded the Prime Minister’s Future Scientist Prize yesterday. PHOTO: Supplied

Catherine developed a technique that could be used to correct van der Pauw measurements so the method could be used in situations where it normally cannot. Her work had a focus on breaking the assumption that the sample being tested has no holes. She originally worked on the problem for the 2016 International Young Physicists’ Tournament, held in Russia last year, and went on to win the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch Prize for Best Overall Exhibit at the NIWA Wellington Regional Science Fair 2016. Catherine, whose father is an electronic design engineer, became

interested in physics when she started at Onslow College and spent much of her time at Onslow in Kent Hogan’s lab. “I was a minion doing drudge work for the seniors for the first few years but then got to join the team competing internationally, and I really enjoyed that. “Onslow has a really good science department with some phenomenal teachers who back you to take on the hard problems.” Catherine was the third person from Onslow College to win a Prime Minister’s Science Prize.  To find out more about the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes visit:

For way too many people, coping with constant back pain has become a daily struggle. You know the battle I’m talking about. Your back is as stiff as a rusty hinge in the morning. It aches all day. It plays up when you get out of the car. You have to be really careful when bending or lifting anything moderately heavy. What do most people do when they hurt? After treating thousands of people with back pain, I’ve found that most people try the following: 1. Grab a hot water bottle or a coldpack. 2. Take painkillers so you can't feel the problem. 3. Rub themselves with anti-inflammatory gels. 4. Put up with pain, day-in, day-out. After trying a combination of the above with little relief, the next step for most people is going to their GP, where they could get an even stronger pain-killer. These pain-killers can cause stomach ulcers, liver and kidney problems, plus they don’t deal with cause of the problem. So what else can you do? You want to do something about your back pain, something that works. You may well want what I have to offer. First let me tell you a little about myself. When I was growing up people all around me had headaches, asthma, allergies, back pain, neck pain, etc. They took drugs to mask the symptoms. One time a family-friend had really bad back ache and the only thing he did about it was take drugs, for months. That didn’t make sense to me. A lot of chiropractors have an amazing story how they were paralyzed and told they would not be able to walk again until they saw a chiropractor, who fixed them up and then they decided to be one. But my story is different. I decided to be a chiropractor because I was so healthy thanks to Chiropractic! I grew up with the benefits of Chiropractic care and so at age 17 I left my home and country to study Chiropractic. At the college studying I learnt that chiropractic is about so much more than helping people with back

pain, neck pain and headaches! Chiropractic adjustments actually improve the function of your nervous system and your whole body can function better. The other chiropractor in the photo is Brian, my Dad. We have been practicing together for 14 years. He has been practicing in Johnsonville for 40-years now, and still has the passion for what he does like the day he graduated as a chiropractor. It’s strange how life is, because now people come to see me with their back pain. They also came to me with their neck pain, headaches, sciatica, migraines, postural problems, whiplash from car accidents, just to name a few. Patients often thank me for “fixing” their back pain. But I can’t really take the credit. In fact I’ve never healed anyone of anything. What I do is perform a specific spinal adjustment to improve spinal and nerve system function and the body responds by healing itself. We get tremendous results. It’s as simple as that. Many people often find that they actually save money by seeing a chiropractor. So you might not be running off to your GP as much. This is especially important if you are self-employed. You can benefit from an amazing offer. Look, it shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg for healthcare. When you bring in this article within a week of receiving it you will receive our entire new patient examination for half the normal cost. That’s with postural screening, range of motion checks, x-rays (if required) …everything. That’s a saving of up to $85. And further care is very affordable. Will my pain disappear? We can’t say how much any individual will respond but we see hundreds of people with low back pain every year who rave about chiropractic. In fact, millions of people around the world attest to the significant results of chiropractic care on their lives. It’s time! Call today, our phone number is 478-6194. Our office is called Kelly Chiropractic and is at 12 Moorefield Road in Johnsonville. Dr Dave Kelly, Chiropractor

P.S. Great care at a great fee…I hope there’s no misunderstanding about the quality of care just because we have lowered our exam fee. We do this once a year

to encourage those people that wouldn’t ordinarily think about chiropractic care. Don’t be a back pain victim, do something positive for yourself!

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: What do you think about the retirement age being raised from 65 to 67?

Pamela Whitlow, Johnsonville

Deanna Sigmund, Paparangi

Tewai Smith, Johnsonville

Kevin Ryan, Karori

Andrew WittmannGriggs, Khandallah

“I think it’s a shame, people begin to get old – we’ve already got the pension it’s great.”

“I think life is too short, what’s the point if you get too old to actually enjoy retirement.”

“I don’t mind. It shouldn’t affect people, I haven’t really thought about it.”

“I think it is a good idea, it needs to go up – if it doesn’t go up it’s the young people who will have to pay the bill.”

“I’m past that age but from a financial point of view I think yes it’s a good thing.”

Alan Stoddart, Johnsonville “I think it will mean people will have more money but everyone is different in terms of how long they can work for.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a silver BMW saloon car parked unlocked in the driveway of a house in Middleton Road in the early afternoon was entered and a cell phone, a wallet and a radar detector were stolen. Even though the vehicle was unlocked the offender smashed a window. Fencing stakes supporting an electric wire fence were pulled up and removed from a paddock in front of a house in Ohariu

Valley Road. In Newlands a trailer chained to a street light post overnight outside a house in Grumman Lane was stolen. A yellow Toyota Levin saloon car parked overnight in a locked garage in Kenmore Street was broken into. The garage roller door and the passenger doors and bonnet of the vehicle were all found open. The dash board shows signs of interference in

an attempt to remove the ignition barrel. In Khandallah a shed on a property in Imran Terrace, left locked and secure was entered but no sign of force used. A locked tool box was targeted and jemmied open. A gardening basket was stolen from a cupboard in a shed on a property in Calcutta Street. In Ngaio a house vacant and under renovation in Bankot




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tradesman’s power tools were stolen. In Grenada Village a quantity of framing timber, stacked by the roadside at a construction site in Portmore Place was stolen. An attempt was made to force an entry into a house under construction in Havana Rise by jemmying an aluminium framed window. The window catches were damaged but no entry gained.

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old migrated to New Zealand in 2001 at the age of 79. “I came to visit my son and then I decided I wanted to live here, so I applied for citizenship and have been a citizen for 11 years.” Alletta was living in Masterton for much of that time, but a stroke in early 2015 left her paralysed on one side of her body. She decided to move into a rest home in Wellington to be closer to her daughter. “My daughter took me all over the show to look at rest homes. I picked this one [Longview Home] and I’m so glad I did! I will have lived here for two years in April.” Alletta says she has had a speedy recovery since moving to Longview Home and encourages anyone looking into residential care to pay the home a visit. “I recovered so quickly, looking at me you wouldn’t even have thought I had a stroke,” says Alletta. “I am very happy. I love staying here; it’s like a five star hotel to me. I love chatting to people and I’m always busy. I like everything about Longview and I recommend it to everybody, it’s a good place.” Enliven’s Longview Home is part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central and provides rest home and hospital care, short term respite and health recovery, from 14 Sunrise Boulevard in Tawa. PBA  For more information about Longview Home or the Eden Alternative model of care call 0508 ENLIVEN or visit www.

Wednesday March 22, 2017


Footballers bid for the opportunity to train with Phoenix player By Sharnahea Wilson

The Cashmere Avenue School Fair has an auction item up for grabs which young footballers will be scrambling for – a training session with a Wellington Phoenix player. A-league player Kosta Barbarouses will spend one hour training up to thirty lucky young footballers thanks to Steve Bennett of Orangebox. Cashmere Fair auction organiser

Samantha Bennett, who has two children at the school, was grateful to Orangebox for offering footballers the opportunity to train with one of New Zealand’s top players. She said because Orangebox sponsors Kosta they get a certain amount of time with him throughout the year, and they decided to donate one hour of that time for the benefit of the school. “We rely hugely on the generous donations of local businesses,” Samantha said.

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Kosta was more than happy to run a training session with the children. “When I heard about the idea of auctioning a coaching session, I thought it was cool and it would be a great way to help support the school. So I’m looking forward to finding out how much it goes for,” he said. “I can’t be there for the auction because we’ll be playing, but once the date is arranged I’ll be there – and I’ll bring one of the other guys along with me too.”

Samantha encouraged teams of young footballers and their parents to put their funds together and bid on the training session, and she also put the idea out to the local Onslow Football Club. There will also be a silent auction for some of the smaller-ticket items and Samantha hoped to get a local real estate agent along to run the main auction. This year the fundraising will be put towards the IT infrastructure required to support learning in

a digital age as well as further classroom redevelopments of some of their older facilities to reform them into modern learning environments, the staff of Cashmere Avenue School explained. “Expenses such as these are not covered in full by the Ministry of Education which is why the fair activities are so important to us.”  The fair will take place on Sunday, April 2 from 11am until 3pm with the auction being held at 1pm outside the library.


Wednesday March 22, 2017

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A weekly football experience for all boys and girls from walking to 7 years. For beginners looking to try out the sport to experienced baby footballers, all levels are welcome to join the Club. Book in for a term and play 30 minute games weekly starting from 9.30 am in a location to suit you. Little Dribblers has created a safe and comfortable environment for children to have fun, participate and learn about football! For more information contact Tony or check out our website and FB page Email: Website:

workshops on Tuesdays and Fridays from March to September," Francesco said. "Class sizes are limited to only five participants and are pitched at a level for hobbyists to serious enthusiasts. They are an excellent preparation for people who are considering attending the week-long course." For more information email Francesco,, or visit the perfumery courses page on his website PHOTO: Copyright Lola Makower

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Onslow College rowing medalists: Olivia Clark, Alice Loretto Ella Greenslade (cox), Maggie Booker, Constance Stirling and coach Tufi Sele. PHOTO: Damian McGlinchey

Onslow College rowing students are beaming after the school took out four medals at the recent North Island Secondary Schools Rowing Champs. The students’ success at the competition, held at Lake Karapiro, was an indication of how well they could do at the upcoming Aon Maadi Cup – the largest sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere. As the top performing Wellington school at the champs, Onslow rowers landed 17th overall on the points table came just ahead of Wellington Girls College. The regatta was attended by more than 1700 athletes and was an important lead up to the Maadi Cup which will be held at the same location from March 27 to April 1. Onslow Under 17 Girls’ coach Tufi Sele

said it had been a tough season for the club with poor weather limiting their ability to get out onto Wellington Harbour and row. “The rowers had to put in a lot of hours on the rowing machines and at the gym instead. “It’s great that their hard work has produced some good results – despite the weather – and I look forward to watching them race at the Maadi cup.” Half of the Onslow College rowers landed a place in finals races. They brought home silver medals in the Men’s Over 15 lightweight coxed four and the Girls Under 17 single race. They also swept up bronze medals in the Girls Under 17 coxed quad and the Girls Under 17 double scull and had five crews in B finals races and two in C finals.

Boost for breast cancer research The Ferrier Research Institute of Victoria University and the Breast Cancer Foundation collaborated to find a new vaccine for breast cancer. BCFNZ granted the institute $500,000 for a five-year research. The new technology can activate tumour-specific T cells, producing a targeted immune re-

sponse. Animal models that were injected with the synthetic vaccine rejected breast cancer. The technology is almost there, said Ferrier Institute director Professor Richard Furneaux. “We just need to get it to the next level of testing - human clinical trials.”

Do you need Long term or Respite care for you loved one? With 60 friendly and dedicated staff members, you can rest assured your loved ones will be well looked after at Johnsonvale Home. The friendly, homely nature of Johnsonvale sets the home apart from the rest. With a welcoming environment, residents get to know the staff as well as each other which creates a family-like atmosphere. As the head of activities, divisional therapist Dee Wilkinson, ensured the residents are always happy and entertained with activities running six days a week. Johnsonvale Home hosts themed nights on special occasions. The

residents also go out on regular trips to farms, museums and the movies as well as having regular entertainers coming to the home. The home has a fantastic Chef on hand who changes the menu on a regular basis and caters for all residents nutritional needs. The Home provides Rest Home beds as well as Hospital beds for residents who may need extra care and a Registered Nurse is on-hand 24 hours a day. The Home caters for day and respite care options to enable relatives to have a break. The relatives can rest easy knowing their loved ones will be well cared for.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017


Tamper resistant screws on the rise Wellington Community Patrol Tom Law and Tawa Community Patrol Melissa Papps changing number plate screws. PHOTO: Supplied

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Local community patrols and Police have joined forces to reduce theft of vehicle number plates. In an attempt to reduce number plate thefts community patrols and Police have set-up a ‘Safer Plates’ day in Karori. Safer Plates is a country-wide programme to provide secure tamper-resistant screws to the public. For $5, patrol volunteers will install the stainless steel screws on residents’ number plates, making it difficult for thieves to remove them. Wellington West Community Patrol officer Greg Hyland said thieves use the number plates for criminal activities such as petrol drive-offs and burglaries. “We will be replacing front and back screws with a squarer head screw to avoid opportunists from stealing,” he said.

Greg said the event had been running successfully in Wellington for the last two years and has made a difference to the rising number of stolen number plates. Involved with community patrols for three years, Greg said they have evolved quite a bit but are still happy to have more volunteers sign up. “We have a strong community focus. “Our job is to be the eyes and ears of the community.” The Police, Fire Service and Safekids Aotearoa will also be offering free advice for locals and their families to help keep their homes and vehicles safe. All proceeds from the event go to the Community Patrols to help fund the work they do in their communities. Make sure to head down to the next ‘safer plates’ event to meet your local community patrollers and get your safer plates installed.  Safer Plates, Zealandia overflow carpark, Karori, 10am to 2pm on March 25.

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

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It’s a dog’s life By Rachel Binning

For some the wet weather was an added bonus last weekend. The annual Dog’s in Togs event at Khandallah Pool on Sunday, March 12 proved as popular as ever. Heavy rain, water splashing from the pool and wet fur did not deter some 120 dog lovers who braved the elements to let their canine friends frolic in and around the pool a week after the closure of the pool’s summer season which coincides with Wellington City Council’s Parks Week. Matt Kilgour council facility manager said, “Dog owners are a really resilient bunch” who were “really positive” and

happy they attended the event. Animal Services were present to give away free waste bags and dog treats. For the first time a group of police dogs from the Police Dog Training Centre in Trentham enjoyed the first session of the day. Simone Botterill, Police kennel and breeding services said she thought the event would be fun for the foster homes and dogs to attend. “[It’s] definitely something we would all love to do again.”  If you are interested in fostering email Simone.botterill@police.govt. nz. Groups wanting to be a part of next year’s Dogs in Togs event can contact

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Wednesday March 22, 2017

Plenty to like about new-look J’ville The Johnsonville Rugby Club’s premier team came away from Saturday’s game with a spring in their step despite being beaten 37-27 by the Wellington Axemen at Maoribank Park. Saturday’s gala day in Upper Hutt marked the opening round of club rugby’s Swindale Shield for 2017 the Johnsonville side was a vastly improved beast over their dismal performance last year. They were locked in a 13-all draw at halftime and led their rivals 27-23 with just eight minutes to play. T here’s been plenty of recruiting going on in the off-season for Johnsonville, clearly evident in the fact that just half a dozen of this year’s squad were in last year’s team. Coaches Logan Tauiliili and Garry Archer had to pull players together from near and far. L o ck for wa rd Mykel Herewini scored a barnstorming try after 13 minutes to open the scoring for Johnsonville, converted by fullback Tiwi Davies – who also kicked two penalties in the first half. Wellington crept ahead 1613 with a penalty soon after halftime but Johnsonville fought back with right-wing Jacob Walmsley scoring a trademark intercept try from 20 metres out. Davies’ conversion put the Blues in front 20-16. Wellington regained the lead

23-20 before Davies burst clear to score a try, and converted with just 8 minutes left of play to give Johnsonville a 27-23 lead. But Wellington cemented the win with a length-of-the-field try and conversion putting them front 30-27. Davies was a standout for Johnsonville, scor ing 17 points – notable considering he was playing his first game since suffering a serious leg injury in 2015. Second-five-eighth Frankie Bryant was always dangerous for Johnsonville and Eammon Tawhiwhirangi was his usual livewire self behind the scrum. Johnsonville’s new captain Anthony Pettett was absent, playing for the Hurricanes U20s against Argentina, the side being led by prop Hemi Remuera. On Saturday Johnsonville’s premier reserves kicked off the season for the club with a 31-19 win over Wellington in the first round of the Harper Lock Shield. Pacy Levi Grace was the star, scoring a fine try and kicking three penalties and a conversion for his 16 points. Others to take the eye were halfback Jimmy Laliqavoka, flanker Connor Nolan, until he went off injured, lock Siaosi Mafi who scored an excellent try, and left wing Tema Aleki.


Johnsonville lock Mykel Herewini charges for the line to score the opening try against Wellington at Maoribank Park on Saturday. PHOTO: David Brownlie.

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Pop up village A pop up village for all ages will be at Taranaki Wharf this Wednesday and Thursday from 10am until 4pm. There will be 16 mini containers full of gifts, homewares, clothing, jewellery,

and art. Check out the creative talent of Wellington, do some feel-good shopping, and enjoy the beauty of the Wellington harbour and surrounds. Free admission.

Johnsonville Fire Brigade

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KCA’S Tracy Wellington is looking forward to getting a chiller truck. PHOTO: Schariona Parker-Potoi By Schariona Parker-Potoi

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Charity organisation Kiwi Community Assistance, whose warehouse is based in Grenada North, is in need of a chiller truck. The community of helping hands are known for providing people in need with banana boxes full of nutritious food donated by local supermarkets, manufacturing companies and community groups such as foodbanks and schools. The organisation is looking to get a refrigerated truck to help collect larger amounts of food at a time. In 2016, Kiwi Community Assistance distributed over 100 tonnes of food and provided 30,000 people with meals. A new chiller truck would help their volunteers move the food around more efficiently, and in larger volumes, the organisation’s co-founder Tracy Wellington said. “Having a chiller truck would mean we

can streamline things a lot better because we won’t be losing time coming back to the depot, and we can just stay on the road,” Tracy said. They currently have two unrefrigerated vehicles that can only carry a small amount of goods. “We are working with food that needs to be kept refrigerated, so that means it can only be outside a chiller for a maximum of 30 minutes.” The Wellington City Council has generously provided a grant towards a chiller truck from their Waste Minimisation Seed fund. Kiwi Community Assistance will now apply for other grants, and will seek contributions from the public, to cover the rest of the cost.  Visit org/kca to donate towards the chiller truck.

A FREE LECTURE Monday 27 March, 12.10pm Adam Theatre, City Gallery (enter off Harris St)


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Monthly Outings

Johnsonville Senior Citizens Club Inc invites new members 55 years and over for monthly outings. The 13th April outing will be at Silverspoon Restaurant, Silverstream followed by a film. General Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 10.15am at Johnsonville Community Hall. Ph Pat or Dave 2375737


11am-3pm Join the fun! Quality jumble, clothes, toys, books, a raffle, food, auction, and more! Rain or shine.

Neighbours Day Open Afternoon

Khandallah Town Hall, Saturday 25 March, 2pm-4pm Everyone welcome! See what’s on, enjoy a free cuppa, ice-cream for the kids. Ph: 4795420 Email:

Epilepsy Information Evening

Featuring Kate French and her Epilepsy Assist Dog, Wednesday 29 March 2017, 5.45pm - 7.15pm, Naenae Community Library, 341 Cambridge Terrace, Hillary Court, Naenae. To register phone 027 687 7498 or email

Free Lecture

The healing power of divine Love by Maryl Walters, Monday 27 March, 12.10pm Wellington City Gallery, Adams Theatre (Harris St door).

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51. J.K. Rowling 7.00pm chose the Monday 30th November unusual At the Clubrooms name ‘Hermione’ Corner of Main Road Nathalie so youngCromwell, Caitlin Gordan and Mya Hartley take out diving medals. Photo: Supplied and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls By Kateni Sau “Diving is a sport where you train but when wouldn’t JOURNALISM STUDENT WHITIREIA you stand on that board you have a limited be teased time to do well,” Mya said. local news Samuel TheBringing girls have been diving for the Wellington for beingMarsden students were excited to bring home medals from this year’s diving club for two years and said they liked nerdy! toalmost the community champs held at the Wellington Regional the way things were run at the Wellington Aquatic centre. Diving Club. Caitlin Gordan, 12, Mya Hartley, 13, andVacant Situation Caitlin Gordan said “they don’t rush you to Nathalie Cromwell, 11, are members of the get a skill straight away”. Wellington Diving Club and all landed a top Mya said she liked how supportive the club three placing at this year’s championships. and coaches were of the divers. The North Island Diving Championships are “The coach supports you and adapts the way held in Wellington annually by the Wellington he teaches you according to your developDiving Club. ment,” she said. The club’s President Maria Marull said this All girls said they were not too nervous on year was one of the biggest turn-outs they the day but were glad to have had their parents have had. there to support and give them advice. “We had about 70 divers from each club “I didn’t do well on the first two days but dad compete in this year’s event,” she said. said to think about it as training and the next Maria said diving clubs from across New day I won gold,” Mya said. in Zealand competed inDeliverers order to qualify for Required the Natalie said “I tried thinking about how to New Zealand diving nationals. do better”, while Caitlin said “On the Friday Areafrom 1: Momona, Mohaka, Kawatiri - Kaponga. “Clubs Auckland, Dunedin and competition I got gold so I felt proud of that”. Waikato come to compete against Wellington Caitlin was awarded gold in level 1 skills on divers.” poolside 1 metre and 3 metre. Nathalie, Caitlin and Mya said diving has Mya and Nathalie were awarded silver in given them a challenge they look forward to level 3 on 1 metre and 3 metre springboard taking on. and 5 metre platform.

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3 Double Bedrooms

Close to village yet private and quiet

Huge 1216m2 section delivers lots of options

Home approx 150m2

Once we chose Murray everything seemed to work like clockwork. He had a clear plan, followed the plan and we came out the other end with a result we’re still struggling to believe. It’s at least $100,000 more than we expected prior to choosing Murray.

Buyer budget up from $745,000

Gas heating and water, 3-4 minute walk to the station,10 minutes drive to the city.

For anyone looking for a genuine, courteous and trustworthy agent who gets outstanding results, we recommend you talk to Murray.”

The Results: • • •

More than 80 groups through to view the property 5 offers on Tender Day Sold more than $320,000 above RV

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And more than 50% above RV Sold at least $100,000 above vendors expectations

If you would like to have your home featured here call Murray today!

Murray Nickel

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

M 027 577 9013 | P 04 479 9013 E

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