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The Longview Home celebrated a milestone last week. The Tawa rest home is part of the Eden Alternative group who provide care for elderly people based on 10 principles. Manager Olwyn Cunningham and her staff managed to achieve all of the Eden Principles. “I have been here for 16 years and witnessed the entire Longview journey. It has been such a privilege,” Olwyn said. “This is a unique moment for all of us.” Continued on page 2.


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Councillor Jill Day, portfolio leader for Māori partnerships, embraces opportunity to connect with Taranaki Whānui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira.

WCC re-signed Memoranda of Understanding. “ T he Memora nda bot h provide the framework for strategic relationships between iwi groups and the council, enabling our iwi partners to contribute to council decision making and to help us lead our t ngata whenua for the future,” Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said. Both parties emphasised the future cooperation between the iwi and the council will be based on an open and honest partnership with participation from both sides. They wanted to focus on Wellington’s cultural development, housing issues, and protecting the immediate environment. “This is an innovative partnership,” Wayne Mulligan, Taranaki Whanui ki Te Upoko o Te Ika chairperson, said.

“We are committed to make Wellington a place of opportunity and creativity. We are the designers of our future and the guardians of our heritage.” Mulligan called for people who are brave and get projects for the city started. The Mayor agreed, saying the council would seek the wisdom of the iwi. They wanted the same thing, Lester said. “What’s changing now is that we see iwi have a really important role to play,” Councillor Jill Day explained why the WCC has taken this step. According to Ms Day, portfolio leader for Maori partnerships, some councillors felt strongly that a corporation with the local iwi was significant for shaping Wellington’s future. “This is their turanga wai wai, this is their place and we want to respect that,” Ms Day said.

A special place to call home Continued from page 1. The Longview residents were treated with cake at the celebrations and students from Hampton Hill School entertained the audience with kapa haka. The connection with the local community was very important for Longview, Olwyn said. Hampton Hill students have been coming to the rest home for years engaging with the residents. There are only six fully-certified Eden Alternative homes in New Zealand. The principles are supposed to ensure that elders are not lonely, helpless or bored in their rest homes. “We focus on our elders’ emotional and spiritual wellbeing, not just their clinical care, “Olwyn said. There is no segregation between clinical residents and regular residents in Enliven. Dogs and cats are allowed in Longview, contributing to a lively atmosphere. The residents engaged in meaningful activity, Olwyn explained, their everyday life included companionship, variety and spontaneity, contact with children, nature and the community. These were the antidotes to fight loneliness.

Alletta Strijdom has been living in Longview for two years. She has moved down from Masterton after she suffered a stroke and wanted to live closer to her daughter. I did a round of all the homes, and I picked this one,” Alletta said. “We are very privileged here and looked after well.” Alletta has many friends at Longview including her walking partner Pauela Tracy. The 94-year-old said it was easy to connect to everyone, “probably because I have a wicked sense of humour.” Former All Black Bruce Watt is also one of the 52 residents. “I appreciate the friendliness of the staff and the other residence in this place,” the rugby player said. Councillor Malcolm Sparrow congratulated Longview on their achievement: “Well done,” Mr Sparrow said. Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, embarked on the Eden project as an organisation in 2008. “It was a long and sometimes difficult journey,” Olwyn said. “But I work alongside great staff and volunteers. I just love the residents. We are one big family.”

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Celine is six years old, and she goes to Johnsonville School. Yet she does not sit in the same classroom as most of her fellow students but in an extra unit for children with special needs. “Celine needs full-time support in class,” April Thompson, Celine’s mum explained. “She needs someone to settle her, to support her in learning activities, assist her with personal needs, and calm her when her anxieties take over.” Celine was diagnosed with severe autism when she was about two and a half years old. Amongst other symptoms, Celine is non-verbal, developmentally delayed, over-sensitive to pain, has severe gut issues, seizures, and is highly anxious. She needs help with most things and the teacher aides in school provide that support making sure Celine is never left alone. While teacher aides were considered heroes to parents of children with special needs,

April said, they were not regarded highly enough in the system despite their significant importance for schools and students. The NZEI have recently raised awareness about the precarious work conditions for support staff. Teacher aides were paid significantly less than teachers, the NZEI claimed. As a consequence fewer teacher aides are available to look after the most vulnerable. “I don’t know how a teacher is supposed to cope with a high needs child in a full classroom if there is no teacher aide. It’s impossible,” April said. “Children with special needs require different teaching strategies and different learning resources. One size does not fit all. If a high needs child doesn’t have teacher aide support to fit into the class environment, it’s not fair on the teacher, the child, or the other children. “We are living in a civilised society that means everybody has a birth right to be educated

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to become the very best they can be,” April said. April belongs to support groups. Parents share their experiences in online forums. “The truth is, that not all children have access to education,” April said. Vacancies in special education units like Celine’s are scarce. In mainstream classrooms special needs children do not get fulltime support and the hours vary hugely between children. “I know of parents who need to pay teacher aides privately due to insufficient funding or inadequate teacher aide hours. Some reluctantly resort to home schooling,” April said. Hekia Parata, Minister of Education, said in a statement earlier this month: “Children are at the heart of our education system, and we absolutely value all of our education sector employees. This is evidenced by our highest ever investment in public education.” In 2017 about $1.35 billion was distributed to schools in

operational grants. An extra $12.3 million were granted to schools that have students from long-term benefit dependent families. “It is up to them to decide the best use of that money,” Ms Parata said. According to Ms Parata, the ministry was willing to engage in negotiations concerning the teacher aides’ salaries. “The Ministry of Education are always happy to work with any school that is having difficulty managing its finances.” April worries about what will happen to her daughter when she turns 11. That is when Celine will have to enrol somewhere else without full-time support. “When you are pregnant you have so many normal aspirations for your child. When you realise your child is disabled, you have to re-evaluate those aspirations,” April said. “But one thing I should not have to re-evaluate is my daughter’s right to attend school and receive an appropriate education.”


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Reduced outdoor dining fees Wellington’s café culture and its drive to become smoke-free could both receive a boost with a plan to reduce outdoor dining fees, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Under the plan, all venues will receive a 50 per cent reduction, with venues offering smoke-free dining outdoors having their entire fee waived. “A coffee or beer in the sun on a nice Wellington day is pretty hard to beat, so it makes sense to me that this is something we’d want to be charging businesses less for,” Mr Lester said. “It’s not a big cost for the council – less than $100,000 a year, and it’ll help promote our vibrant café culture and make it easier to provide outdoor dining in the city.” Venues wanting to provide outdoor dining would still need to receive a permit to do so in order to ensure public space is protected.

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From Twitter straight into the radio By Julia Czerwonatis

Hobby radio host Edwin Hermann has invented a new application for his station Mix FM. With a simple tweet, his listeners can choose which song will play next in the radio. Edwin’s homemade radio station started to broadcast in 2009. Since then the ITspecialist has developed Mix FM, receivable on 87.9 FM for the northern suburbs or online. The newest feature is available for listeners since the beginning of the year. “I installed an automated programme that is basically a bridge between Twitter and my station,” Edwin explained. If someone tweets a request, my software reads the tweet and queues the song up in

the radio playlist.” The magic formula for the song request is @mixfm_request, followed by the song title and the artist. Edwin started to write his software in September last year. “It was a good challenge. I knew I could do it, but I also had to learn a lot in the process,” Edwin said. He made his design available for free on the Mix FM website. “People often email me asking for feature changes. Someone requested to make the software multilingual, so I added that,” Edwin said. The software will automatically text the listeners back when they have requested a song to let them know where they are in line.


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conditions. The first condition is cerebellar degeneration, which means the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance will deteriorate and die. “The second one is so rare it doesn’t even have a name,” his mum Nicola Swan explained. She said the condition effectively kills off James’ nerve endings making it difficult for him to feel. This year Nicola, her husband and her three children will be fundraising for a mobility van so they can transport James as well as his custom-made, 78 kilogram wheelchair. The family won a trip to Disneyland which they were set to go on in October, but since James has been rapidly deteriorating they decided to move it to June. “We want him to be able to enjoy the trip,” Nicola explained. James can now no longer walk, go to the toilet or eat by himself. “He will be tube fed for the rest of his life.” Nicola said she would seek a

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“As far as I’m aware Mix FM was the first station in the world to have the automated twitter request,” Edwin stated. His invention has made it as far as the Netherlands. “There are two radio stations that use the software,” Edwin said. Despite being a technological

innovator, Edwin does not own a smartphone. “It’s smart enough to have internet and send tweeds though,” Edwin said. The father of two runs his radio station because he likes to interact with his listeners and get involved with the community.

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Young dancers from Jennifer Evans Dance Academy were inspired two weeks ago when a past student returned to share her experiences on the current world of professional dance. Karina Llanillo, who attended Marsden School up until she graduated in 2010, began dancing with Jennifer at the age of five. After completing Year 12, Karina managed to be awarded two scholarships through the International Dance Teachers Association. “I decided to go to a dance school in Sydney – Tanya Pearson [Classical Coaching Academy].” Karina said the academy had a lot of connections with European dance schools, and after one year of attending Tanya Pearson she was offered a two and a half week audition tour. “After the audition tour in Europe I was lucky enough to get offers from a couple of schools.” Karina accepted an offer to Ballet Basel in Switzerland which offered a one year diploma; she then got offered a space at London’s Ballet Rambert where she underwent a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in ballet and contemporary dance. “It’s given me lots of great opportunities,” Karina said. “In my final year we got the chance to be taught works by the actual Rambert company… a handful




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Gareth took over Private Box five years ago. The business is growing 15 to 20 per cent each year.

So could I get all my mail delivered to you and you sort it out for me? How does that work? Yes, you could. We are a mail forwarding company. We receive people’s mail and send it forth. Private Box manages a virtual office. There are two groups of customers: either private persons or companies.

Who are the private customers? On the personal side, we have mostly elderly people. The majority is over 60, retired and travels around in a campervan or lives in a motor home. Since they move around a lot, they don’t have a

With the man of letters Gareth Foster By Julia Czerwoonatis

Gareth Foster spoke this week with the Independent Herald about his local business Private Box. Gareth’s company is making sure the mail of his 1200 customers is sorted, digitalised and forwarded. We had a chat with Gareth about how Private Box has developed and its special connection to the students of Onslow College is. permanent address. Instead, their letters from their insurances, enrolment papers for the election or reminders for their car registration is sent to us. Some backpackers use our service to receive their IRD number or bank cards. And then are people who do it for security reason, if they live in a shared flat say.

And so what do you do for businesses? About half of our customers want us to scan physical mail and send it as a digital copy to them. This concept fits nicely in people’s work room. Everything is online today. We are digital nomads in a co-working space – or at least, that’s the trend. I have a programming background, so I worked out a very efficient way to get the work done. That’s the service companies are seeking: cheap and efficient.

What has inspired Private Box? My friend Steve came up with the idea 11 years ago. A person from overseas wanted a PO Box clean service, and so Steve came to me when I was still studying. He borrowed money from his mother to pay me. I was living overseas in Ireland for a while so I understood what customers wanted from us. I created the nuts and bolts to make it work. All other ideas for came from customers demand.

Private Box has a connection with the Onslow College. Can you tell us more about that? Sub Urban approached me about this. They had a project running where the Onslow students designed their business ideas. We got to play the Dragon’s Den and evaluate the ideas. This is a great

opportunity for those kids. Chasing jobs mentality is doomed, having an own business is more workable for the future.

Were there any ideas that stuck out? A couple of girls wanted to sell their homemade make-up and make it cheaper than the pharmacies or supermarkets. We developed the idea further and made it a mum and daughter connection project. And some guys wanted to raise awareness about suicide. They interviewed some famous Kiwi sports stars and other public persons like John Key. They created a book called Resilience, interviews with Key and started to distribute it in schools. It was great to see students think about how they can start their business, and then support them by giving them the confidence to take the next step.

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Video Time keeps ticking on By Jake McKee Cagney MASSEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT

Khandallah’s resident video rental store Video Time shows no signs of disappearing in the wake of rising popularity for online streaming services. Owner Phil Jupp first opened his doors in 1999 on Churchill Drive in Crofton Downs, and then shifted to his current location on Khandallah’s Ganges Road in 2010. He points to his near 13,000 rentals as a key component of keeping his customers. “It’s a bit like a library,” Jupp said – being able to actually wander around the store and walk away with something tangible.

In comparison, New Zealand audiences have access to about 2000 titles on Netflix. Jupp said if he limited his store to only having 2000 titles, customers would just laugh at him and leave. Cost was something to consider. If you pay for a streaming service but do not watch any of it for a week, you still have to pay, he said. He had customers who had stopped their television subscriptions because the costs were no longer affordable. Other customers came because the wanted particular content they otherwise would not have access to. According to Jupp, most franchises had closed down because they focused too much on blockbuster and new


Video Time’s Phil Jupp with some of his 13,000 video rentals. PHOTO: JAKE MCKEE CAGNEY

release films. Independent video rental stores had to adapt and stand out from franchise stores. Video Time has art house, documentary, and film festival movies to rent. Jupp also added photocopying, printing and scanning to his store, adapting the business model for the store. The business models of streaming giants could be seen changing as they began to create more original content over what they streamed from other studios, he said. Competition between the dominant production studios was seeing an increase of streaming services too. “Where does it stop? When do you stop belonging to all of them to get the content you want,” Jupp said.


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Legend has it that on Good Friday all bells leave France to go to Rome. The churches in the entire country go quiet until Easter Sunday when the bells return leaving Easter eggs on their way home. Marie Brown, music director of Voix de femmes, was inspired by this little tale. She chose Les cloches, the bells, as the theme for this year’s Easter concert at Wadestown Presbyterian Church. “The Wadestown church has this beautiful little bell that we are going to ring to open our concert,” Marie said. The little Jimmy Brown Song, a popular hit from the 60s sung by The Browns, is amongst other chansons. “Bells play an important role in the life cycle: they ring when we get baptised and married, and when we die. They ring also on Christmas and Easter,” Marie explained. French and

English poetry will also be part of the concert programme. The choir is incorporated with the Alliance Française, a non-profit French language and cultural institution. All ladies in the womens choir can speak French. “We are very passionate Francophones,” Marie stated. Yet their music is not French only. The ladies also sing in English, Latin and Maori. Marie usually prepared Power Point presentations with translation for the lyrics. Voix de femmes gave one of its most memorable concerts at the Wellington War Memorial with the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band last year. ”It’s very enjoyable to work with only women,” explained Marie why she founded the Voix de femmes five years ago. “Men never turn up to appointments anyway.”  The choir will sing Sunday, April 9, 2.30 pm at Wadestown Presbyterian Church. Tickets cost $20.









































































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Question: What is your trick to keep warm and healthy during winter?

Graeme Petersen, Johnsonville

Dema Balendran, Churton Park

Helen Butcher, Tawa

Catherine Guilford, Johnsonville

John Hannan, Whitby

“I wear Merino underwear. We also have a heat pump at home. And then we just take it as it comes.”

“This is my first winter in New Zealand, and I don’t really know what to expect yet. But I think it’s going to be really cold. We don’t really have a cold season in Sri Lanka.”

“I will exercise a lot and put on extra clothing.”

“Our house is insulated, and we have a gas heater to keep us warm. If it gets really cold, we also have electric blankets. Otherwise exercising is good to keep the blood flowing.”

“I usually walk a lot to keep warm. Wearing warmer clothes and keeping the house warm helps too.”

Finn O’Keefe, Johnsonville “I don’t really like to use heating, so I usually put on extra clothing or wrap up in a blanket to keep warm.”

Water tanks for Northland community The WCC advised Wellington households to purchase a water tank in case of an emergency. If an earthquake hits and the local water supply is cut off, residents have to be able to care for themselves for about seven days.

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The Wellington City Council (WCC) partnered up with WREMO and the Tank Guy to deliver 40 water tanks each holding 200 litres of water for the Northland community. The project was part of a fundraising scheme.


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Wellington Repertory‘s first production for this season will promise a lot of laughs. Plan On!, written by Rick Abbot, is a play within a play. Physillis Montague, the hopeless playwright, will cause much trouble by constantly changing the script, adding and deleting scenes right up until the dress rehearsal while theatre group will desperately try to out the play. Director Neil Haydon was excited to see the production on stage. “I‘m very happy with the rehearsing. I love the script, and everybody is so enthusiastic,” Neil said. Some of the cast members stand regularly on the Repertory stage, whereas others are new to action. Jessica Soderberg from Queen Margaret College in Thorndon will have her debut role as Smitty. Smitty is a 17-year-old high school student and terribly nervous about acting in front of an audience. “It was pretty easy to connect to the character,” Jessica said. “I guess, I can see some similarities to me.” Jessica had seen that there was an open

audition for Play On! on Facebook and took her chances. “Before this, I went to drama classes in school. It’s a great experience. It is awesome to work with the other cast members; I get to learn so much,” Jess said. Act I will show a rehearsal of the awkward show. In the following act the audience will see the chaotic dress rehearsal, and in the third and final act the actual performance will be seen - and of course, everything that can go wrong will do. “The biggest problem that the cast has is, that we just can‘t stop laughing behind the stage,” Jessica said. Director Neil is very pleased with his crew. “Everybody knew the lines very early on,” he said. Neil has been working with Wellington Repertory before and thoroughly enjoyed being engaged in community theatre. In the UK, where Neil has been directing Plan On! before, the show was a great success.  Play On! will run from April 5-15 at the Gryphon Theatre on Ghuznee Street. Tickets can be booked on wellingtonrepertory. or call 479 3393.

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“Like another part of the world” – Cardinal McKeefry School students explore Otari Bush By Julia Czerwonatis

T he Ca rd i na l McKe ef r y School joined once more the annual Movin’ March celebration by organising a trip with the entire school to Otari Bush last Friday. The Movin’ March initiative, supported by the Greater Wellington Regional Council

(GWRC), wanted to encourage schools to get out and about with fun and healthy outdoor activities such as walking and cycling. The whole Cardinal McKeefry School was on the march on Friday morning, including 64 students and about 25 staff and parents. Principal Tania Savage said the excursion was

Ode to the desolate cities

Michael Stewart’s Tudor Consort will present a recital of choral music inspired by the wartime destruction of Dresden and Hiroshima. PHOTO: Supplied By Julia Czerwonatis

Destruction, war, and cities in ruins – The Tudor Consort has chosen an emotional theme for this year’s Easter concert on Good Friday at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. Music director Michael Stewart said his programme was inspired by destruction. “Wie liegt die Stadt so wüst” from German composer Rudolf Mauersberger will tell the story of how Dresden was bombed to dust and ashes during the Second World War. Another piece will remind the audience of the destruction of Hiroshima. “I wanted to create a parallel with the biblical desolation of Jerusalem,” Michael explained. “The music is suitable, since the holy week of Easter is the darkest part of the Christian year,” he said. The cathedral will be lit by candles adding to the rather eerie atmosphere of the concert. “The music we will sing is incredibly beautiful and very heartfelt. The acoustics in the Cathedral of St Paul are exceptional; it is a fantastic place to give the concert,” Michael said.

There are also two pieces from Kiwi composers on the programme, written by Jack Body and Douglas Mews. Jack’s piece was commissioned by The Tudor Consort back in 2011. Jack has since passed away. The Tudor Consort is a chamber choir with 22 members. Michael, who has been working with the Tudor for about 10 years now, said he thoroughly enjoyed working with the best singers of the region. “I get to perform the music I love because I don’t have to worry about how difficult the pieces are,” Michael stated. For those who are interested in background information to “The Desolate City” Michael will give a pre-concert talk starting half an hour before the actual concert. He will tell you more about the musical ‘penpal’ correspondence between Phillippe de Monte and William Byrd, whose pieces will also be part of the programme.  The Tudor Consort will perform on Good Friday, April 14, at 7.30pm at Wellington Cathedral of St Paul. Tickets from $20, school children are free.

a great success. “The path was a bit muddy, so it was slightly challenging. But everyone loved it,” Tania stated. Luckily the weather was fine so the expedition crew stayed dry. “Our students are amazingly active outdoor kids,” Tania said. Everyone was very fond of Otari Bush, according to the principal. “The students

said the bush was like another part of the world. We are really lucky to have such beautiful nature close to Wellington,” Tania reported. The school had won a supermarket voucher which paid for toast and hot chocolate as an energiser on the track. Movin’ March has been running since 2011. This year

18.0 0 0 st udent s f rom 70 schools in the Wellington region moved out to get active. “We want students to keep engaged in outdoor activities early in the school year,” Nikki Morrison, sustainable transport coordinator from the GWRC, said. The council hopes that even more schools will join next year.



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Solar power drive successful for Margaret Stewart House By Emma McAuliffe


Some of the key sponsors celebrate the new panels at the breakfast. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis.

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Cancer Society Wellington is feeling empowered following a successful campaign to get 116 solar panels on the roof of their Margaret Stewart House. The Margaret Stewar t House is a home away from home for people travelling from out of town for cancer treatment. It is located on the grounds of Wellington Hospital rented by the Cancer Society. Up to 40 people stay overnight at Margaret Stewart House a night. This could be for up to six months. The solar panels were installed on the house with the help of Solar King and would save the cost in electricity for the house around $300,000 in their lifetime, CE for Cancer Society Wellington, Michael Smith said. “We can use [this] to provide more support to the families,” he said. T he new pa nels were celebrated at a breakfast

held on Friday at Margaret Stewart House. Green MP Gareth Hughes was in attendance and celebrated the community coming together to fundraise for the panels. “It’s inspiring to be here and to see the support from the community. We can have clean energy in New Zealand. I’ve been championing the idea of solar power. It’s a wonderful success story. I guess you could say this was an empowered community,” he said. Fundraising manager for the Cancer Society, Graeme Milne, said he was grateful for the amount of community support the project had, which saw the society raise $70,000 between June 2016 and February 2017. “This was a good community project which was well supported. The money we save on electricity will be ploughed straight back into supporting the families at Margaret Stewart House,” he said.

Learning about hope in Jerusalem

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Fiona by the Dome in the Rock in Jerusalem. PHOTO: Supplied By Julia Czerwonatis

A special opportunity has been granted to Fiona Crawford, Head of Humanities at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School. The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand and the Adelson Family Foundation sponsored a three-week-trip to Israel for Fiona and 25 fellow teachers from all over New Zealand. She is back now and has already put into practice what she has learned. “The trip had a significant impact on my teaching,” Fiona explained. “I shifted my perspective on the Holocaust. I learned to think about it with a sense of hope.” The teacher for classical studies and history could now apply her newly gained Cradled in an upturned Rainbow, 2016, Wayne Youle. Acrylic on canvas. Private collection.

experience in class. Fiona offered a lunchtime course for her students to learn about social action campaigning and how they can influence policies. “I’d like to have my students think about, what good they can do in the world,” Fiona said. To Fiona, the most remarkable experience on her trip was visiting Schindler’s grave at Mount Zion. She had the chance to talk to Eva Lavi, a Schindler survivor. “Eva’s story was such a moving example that, despite all the doom and gloom, you can come back from this kind of thing with joy for life,” Fiona commented. The Holocaust Centre and the Adelson Family Foundation sponsor the trip every two years.

The Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies hosted the expedition group in Jerusalem. The New Zealand educators participated in lectures from a wide range of experts, teaching how to introduce their young students to Jewish history safely. Girls at Samuel Marsden are usually 15 to 16 years old when they are first learning about Jewish history. “I get them to talk about values. That is a great first step to get in touch with the topic,” Fiona said. For her future teaching, Fiona will work closer with the Holocaust Centre, which is based in Wellington. Fiona’s students could have the possibility to talk to survivors that volunteer for the institution.

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Get egg-cited on the Easter weekend Karori Mall will open its doors for the up-coming Easter weekend to invite you to a unique shopping experience. With more than 20 shops all conveniently located under one roof, the Karori Mall has something for everyone. Located in the heart of Karori, the mall boasts covered and uncovered parking, two supermarkets, cafes, banks, gift shops and pharmacies to ensure you are organised for the Easter weekend. A s we are welcoming the colder months, the seasonal changes of autumn brings with it the opportunity to shop for a whole new wardrobe. Retailers at the Karori Mall will put on display their best and brightest new designs to make this season a fashionable one. You will be hot cross if you miss out on what Wellington’s little gem has to offer this Easter holiday. As more people head into the city to shop for the new season you will be eggstatic with the high qualit y goods on of fer

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at your local shopping facility while also getting the eggcellent opportunity to support local business. Nip into the mall for everything you need from Easter themed decorations and crafts to colour you DIY Easter eggs. Have a tasty coffee or steaming mug of hot chocolate while taking your shopaholic break in one of the cafes. Karori Mall has stores to get you prepped for the new season from head to toe. George’s Hair Design will have you looking sharp, Body Style will get you fit and ready for the season ahead and Munro’s Shoes will provide your feet with some brand new style-meets-comfort footwear for the Autumn season. So for everything you need for mum, dad and the kids – including sweet Easter treats – bounce on into the Karori Mall on Parkvale Road over the long weekend and enjoy one of Wellington’s hidden gems.

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The service is better than ever at Taylors Dry Cleaning. The team at Taylors deals to stubborn stains on shirts, formal wear and even wedding dresses. This dry cleaning store can even get rid of stains on furnishings and leave your winter blankets and duvets good as new. Take in your garments as soon as possible so Taylors Dry Cleaning will have them spick-and-span for Easter. George’s Hair Design is wishing all its customers a very happy Easter weekend. Whatever the reason and whatever the desired style you can put your trust in the expert hairdressers. Located in shop three of the Karori Mall, hairdressing is their passion so pop in for a trim or a brand new style this autumn season. Looking to get your body in shape in time for the new season? Why not head along to BodyStyle Karori. BodyStyle Karori operates a set of Shapemaster Powertone exercise machines which provide comfortable power-assisted exercise without the need for lifting or stretching. Located under the mall, the spacious, luxurious, tranquil environment is perfect for those that perhaps find conventional gyms a little intimidating. For more information head to


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KARORI MALL The Salvation Army Family Store in Karori has had a bit of a makeover. We’ve spruced up, tidied up and are brighter than ever – now’s your chance to see what’s what and uncover some hidden gems. With everything from everyday essentials at bargain prices to quirky one-offs to antique furniture, there’s always treasure to be found. Quality clothes, including designer labels, kits out your wardrobe and can be accessorised with our selection of shoes, belts and scarves. And don’t forget – beds, books, bric-a-brac and bundles of bits and bobs at bargain prices! Come and find a warm welcome in Karori mall.

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The Karori Fruit Shop will cater to all your fresh fruit needs over the Easter weekend. Golden Queen Peaches, Black Doris Plums and Nashi pears are now in season and the shop stocks only this season’s freshest produce. New Zealand grapes are also in season along with melons of every kind. The fruit shop also sells bunches of flowers including white and pink lilies and gorgeous coloured roses. Pop in over Easter to check out what the fruit shop has to offer. Paper Plus in the Karori Mall is excited to welcome the abundance of Easter weekend shoppers that will be making their way through Wellington’s hidden gem this year. With Easter cards and Easter themed books Paper Plus has everything you need to celebrate the long weekend. There is also a variety of stationary, school gear and ink cartridges available to make shopping in one place easy. The team at Paper Plus wishes everyone a happy Easter weekend. Isaac Barber, the friendly family barber in the Karori Mall is gearing up to give everyone a fantastic new hair style for the autumn season. Whatever shape or cut you want, the friendly team at Isaac Barber will accommodate your needs. They also wish everybody a very happy and safe Easter weekend. At Coin City you can find something for the youngsters as well as something a little different for older members of the family. Coin City stocks a wide variety of goods, including gifts at amazing prices. From arts and crafts, jewellery, toys and books to party gear and dress up items, this one stop shop is the place for you. They even stock cards for the Easter holiday. Are you a Rosina’s regular? If so, you will know the abundance of choices when it comes to delicious home-made pies, pastries and bread cases with an inexhaustible range of fillings – including vegetarian. They can certainly hit the spot when you’re feeling hungry. If you are out shopping over Easter, take a break and enjoy some top-notch coffee along with a delectable home-made pastry. The experienced team at Flight Centre Karori will be on hand over the Easter weekend to offer shoppers unbeatable prices and the best knowledge on where and when to travel. Lydia, Hana, Laura and Rachelle will be able to set you up with the amazing holiday you deserve. Flight Centre wishes every Karori Mall shopper a happy and safe Easter holiday. Local repair shop Dr. SKEW (Shoes, Keys, Engraving, Watches) repairs shoes including heel, sole, patching, gluing, stitching and many more. You can get keys for your house, car, cupboard or motorbike cut. For a special Easter gift Dr. SKEW can also engrave metal and glass. Watch services are available including watch batteries, straps, and repairs. Pet needs, trophies, and gift items for Easter include wallets, tankards, hipflasks, pens and wine glasses.

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Hot Cross Buns Hot cross buns are synonymous with Easter. This year, why not try your own? Nothing beats a warm hot cross bun straight from the oven. (SOURCE: Ingredients: 2 tablespoons active dry yeast 2 cups flour 1⁄2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup cold milk 1 cup boiling water 50 g butter, melted 1 egg 1 cup mixed fruit 1 tablespoon mixed spice 1 tablespoon cinnamon 3 to 4 cups flour For the crosses: 1⁄2 cup flour 2 tablespoons oil Water, to taste For the glaze: 2 tablespoons water 1⁄4 cup sugar Method: Place yeast mixture, flour, brown sugar and salt into a large bowl. Stir to mix and then add the cold milk, followed by the boiling water. Stir thoroughly to mix. Leave to stand for three minutes. Melt

the butter and assemble the rest of the ingredients. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except for the flour. Now add as much flour as need to make a dough just firm enough to turn out on a board and knead. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes until smooth. It should spring back when you press it with a finger. Oil a large bowl and turn the dough ball in this until it is coated in oil. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and leave to stand until it doubles in size. Turn out on a floured board, knead lightly and cut into 30 evenly sized pieces. Form each piece into a ball and arrange the buns in rows in a dish or pan with at least 1 cm between them. Preheat the oven to 220C and when ready turn the heat down to 200C. Put crosses on the buns by making a paste of the flour and oil, then adding enough water to make dough that can be passed out of an icing bag. Pipe the crosses on the buns. Put the buns in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes until they brown slightly and feel firm. Remove from oven and glaze with a hot syrup made by heating sugar and water. Cool buns on a rack.

DIY Easter Eggs

For those who don’t have as much of a sweet tooth, why not try making your own Easter eggs these holidays? It’s also a great activity for the children over long weekend. You’ll need: Eggs A scalpel Bowl A wooden skewer or long needle Assemble: Gently pierce the end of an egg with the scalpel. Repeat at other end. Make sure both holes are large enough to insert a skewer into. Insert the skewer and gently move it around a little to break up the yolk. Place your mouth over one end, with the other end over a bowl, gently blow into the egg. It might take a few puffs before it starts to come out. If the yolk appears stuck, break it up with the skewer again. Now hold a finger over the bottom hole and place the top one under running water so the egg catches a little water. Shake it around a little and blow out again. Leave to dry and then they’re ready to decorate. Use paint, glitter and felts or any other bits and bobs you have lying around the house.

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How to keep warm and well in winter

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The cold season is just around the corner which can be quite tedious if your house does not keep warm. Luckily there are several tricks to maintain a comfortable temperature within your walls without paying horrendous power bills. Miranda Struthers from the Sustainability Trust introduced the Newlands community last Friday to some simple facts about heating and insulation. Insulation “There are three key points to sustain a healthy environment in your house: ventilation, insulation and heating,” Miranda said. According to the Sustainability Trust 600 to 900,000 Kiwi houses are not sufficiently insulated. Miranda said that insulating walls, ceilings, and windows were a major investment yet worthwhile. Houses lose 42 per cent of heat through ceilings. For those who do not want to renovate their home, curtains with two layers of fabric is another option. The Wellington Curtain Banks provide free curtains to low-income families. You can also purchase plastic films for your windows, which is an efficient and cheap alternative to double-glazing. “Ten per cent of heat gets lost through gaps in your house,” Miranda explained. Homeowners and tenants should make sure that doors and windows are properly sealed. Ventilation “It takes four times longer to heat damp air than dry air,” Miranda stated. Next to high power bills,


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Miranda Struthers gave a talk about how to keep your house warm in the Newlands Community Centre. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

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Saturday, 15 April, 9:30am - 1:30pm, St Patrick’s Church Hall, 17 Rongotai Rd, Kilbirnie, next to amalgamated video. Hand crafts,Food, Bookes, Clothes, Jewellery, Bric-a-brac etc. Stalls available. Contact Noreen at norzmoody@ or 02102780601

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Johnsonville Senior Citizens Club Inc. wishes to advise that due to the Community Hall being pre-booked there will be no general meeting in April. Enquiries to Dave or Pat 237 5737

Khandallah Arts Theatre auditioning children and adults, April 9 and 11, for The Wind in the Willows. Ph Marj Lawson, 9726180 or 0272237797.


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Community Support Worker Johnsonville | Part Time

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Do you enjoy helping people and making a difference to someone’s life?

You must have a full driver’s licence, clear communication skills, fluency in English, have a compassionate and caring nature and have a good sense of initiative. NZ residence or a valid NZ work permit is essential. Ideally you’ll have nursing experience or qualifications in the healthcare sector.


We offer: • full induction and training • competitive hourly rate • a great team support network To apply please email your CV to:


“A & D Decorators did a fantastic job of preparing and painting our weatherboard house in Ngaio. Their team was professional, friendly, and completed the job to a high standard. The work was also done at a competitive price and we would not hesitate to use them again.” In Conjunction with NZMP we offer a 5 year warranty. See website for conditions.

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REG DRAINLAYER Graham Plumbing & Drainage Ltd Call John 970 2409 or 027 457 4999 44236

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Exc. Refs. Comp Rates. All work guaranteed. FREE QUOTES Marcus Ph: 973-4343 or Mb 021 764-831


Qualified for: Alterations, Additions Refurbishment, Repairs Ph Allan Johnstone: 973 1239 027 450 3239


The Johnsonville and Districts R&SA Welfare Trust needs assistance with its annual collection in aid of funds to provide welfare assistance to military veterans and their dependants. Collectors will be needed for this important task in areas from Ngaio to Johnsonville between 7.00am and 3.00pm on Friday the 21st of April. If you are willing to help by giving an hour or two of your time that day, please contact:

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Sausage sizzle, cakes, chocolates, free coffee! At Onslow Anglican Church, 35 Box Hill Road, Khandallah. Saturday 3-6 pm. Car parking available. Stall enquiries call 021 1699439.

Ph: 499 9919 or 0800 586 008


Mobile 021 446 802

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We are looking for a mature female support worker to provide support to our client who has had a spinal injury. You would be supporting her with personal carers and household management, ability to cook is a must, towards regaining as much independence as possible. This is a part time role working various four hour shifts rostered over a 7 day week so you will need to have the flexibility to work weekends and public holidays.

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Cakes and Cupcakes Take the stress out of parties - let us make your cake! We bake from a fully registered kitchen, made to order. Contact Cathy: 0274 836411

Terry Knight: Telephone 04-237 6212 or email, or Peter Nalder: Telephone 04-973 7216 or email You can help out for as little as an hour or as long as you like, just let us know where you would like to collect and when you would prefer to start and finish.

Johnsonville and Districts R&SA Welfare Trust ANZAC DAY PARADE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Tuesday 25 April 2017

The Chairman and Trustees of the Johnsonville and Districts R&SA Welfare Trust cordially invite citizens and service and youth organisations in the Johnsonville area to attend the annual ANZAC Day parade and community service to be held in Johnsonville on Tuesday the 25th of April 2017. The parade will assemble in Burgess Road at 9.15am, and step off at 9.30am for the march to the service at the Salvation Army premises at 125-137 Johnsonville Road at 10.00am. For further information, please contact Terry Knight, telephone 04-237 6212, mobile 027-277 3387, email

NOTIFICATION OF TRANING EXCERCISE A local unit of the New Zealand Army will be carrying out a blank firing exercise in the vicinity of the Salvation Army premises at 125-137 Johnsonville Road on Tuesday the 25th of April between the hours of 10.00am and 11.00am. ALL MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE WARNED OF THE ABOVE BLANK FIRING EXERCISE. For further information please contact the Johnsonville and Districts R&SA Welfare Trust, telephone 04-237 6212. T H J Knight, Chairman

Wednesday April 5, 2017


Surf Life Saver from Marsden carries off silver Gabriella Jacobs, Marsden School student, won silver at the U14 New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships (Ocean’s 17) in Mount Maunganui. Over 140 girls competed in Gabriella’s age group.

A fantastic fortnight for football in Wellington It’s been a massive few weeks for football in the capital with the game on a roll from grassroots to international level. Over 10,000 people were at Westpac Stadium to see the All Whites defeat Fiji 2-0. This cements a place in the final of OFC Stage 3 qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The All Whites will now play the winner of Group B in a home-and-away play-off between August 28 and September 5 for a place in the intercontinental play-off against the fifth-placed South American team. Last Saturday also saw the local club season commence, with thousands of junior players taking the field in early

morning starts. The growth of junior football in Wellington continues and has been a shining light in the game in New Zealand. On Sunday, Team Wellington took on perennial favourites Auckland City in the final of the Stirling Sports Premiership in Auckland in a repeat of last years Grand Final. A committed and cohesive capital side emerged worthy 2-1 winners to follow up last year’s victory, capping off a fine year for new coach Jose Figueira. The last two weeks has also seen a remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of the Wellington Phoenix. After demolishing Newcastle Jets 5-0 at Westpac Stadium, with seven

players away on All Whites duty, the team then travelled to second-placed Melbourne Victory where few gave Wellington much of a chance. What followed was a tremendous 3-0 away win, inspired by a lovely Roly Bonevacia double strike and a late Shane Smeltz goal. This Saturday the Phoenix host the recently-announced Hyundai A-League Premiers Sydney FC at Westpac Stadium at 7.35 pm. A win keeps the Phoenix in the hunt for playoff spots – so there is plenty at stake. Kids go free this Saturday so tell your neighbours and your friends to make a real day of it and come roar on the Phoenix! PBA

with Jacob Page Sports talk

The records Taylor made for the Kane Train In a perfect world it would be nice for Ross Taylor to beat his late mentor Martin Crowe’s New Zealand record of 17 test centuries but it’s likely the Kane Train will steamroll that before the chance is there. Williamson, now the undisputed leader of the Black Caps, equalled Martin’s mark with a stellar century against South Africa to close the home summer. At 26, Kane is the youngest Kiwi ever to score 5000 test runs and with potentially another decade to go, it appears all sorts of batting records will be his before it is said and done. He also won back-to-back Sir Richard Hadlee Medals for the best New Zealand cricketer. Taylor, who’s been out with leg issues, is on 16 test centuries. While his body is starting to slow, his form over the past two seasons has been stunning.

The Taylor/Williamson duo in the heart of the batting order has kept New Zealand more than competitive in a time where there are plenty of holes to patch up. New Zealand is missing a genuine all-rounder. James Neesham has failed in the role, Corey Anderson is constantly doing a Jacob Oram impersonation (being forever injured) and while Mitch Santner’s spin bowling has improved, his batting has regressed. Henry Nicholls is still an unproven commodity at No 5 also. There have been pluses. Neil Wagner has been a star with the ball. His constant hustle and desire has willed wickets his way. Had it not been for a rained out final day, which cost New Zealand a drawn test series against South Africa, New Zealand could be well satisfied with their summer’s work.






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“We’re like one big family” 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 including Easter, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and birthdays. “If there’s something to celebrate, we will do it,” Dee said.

We have limited space available! Call now and chat to Brenda

Ph: 04 478 4023

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. Brenda encouraged people who are looking for a nice home for their family members to come to Johnsonvale and have a personal tour.

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