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‘Free for All’ store in jeopardy By Julia Czerwonatis
Dee Glentworth has initiated a community project called ‘Free for All’ store. She is giving away second hand goods for free to everyone. Dee is collecting the items that cannot be sold in Op shops and that are supposed to go into landfill. She stores her treasures in three garages she is
renting just off Cashmere Avenue. Khandallah residents have raised concerns about Dee’s free store. Neighbours said, Dee has caused parking issues, blocking up their driveway, and the manager from the Cashmere Lounge, a restaurant next door, is concerned about a negative impact on his business. Continued on page 2.
Dee’s treasure store is full of toys, clothes, and appliances that are free for everyone. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
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Khandallah residents complain about free store initiative Continued from page 1. The Wellington City Council has been advised of the issue and has evaluated the situation. Under the current verdict Dee would not be able to operate her free store from Khandallah anymore unless she pays a $3,500 resource consent. “Whilst there can be no criticism of Ms Glentworth’s commitment to this business, or the undoubted social benefits [...], it is a victim of placement unsuitable for this location,” it said in the council office decision. Dee said her neighbours’ allegations are unfounded. Before Dee started using her garages she wrote a notice to all her neighbours explaining about her free store. “When I unload goods from my van I always make sure there is enough space in the drive-
way for other residents to get through,” Dee said. When her neighbours started approaching saying she and her customers were blocking up the drive way, Dee introduced strict parking rules and visiting hours to not cause any inconvience for the residents. According to Dee, one of the complaining neighbours started approaching her aggressively. “On several occasions I tried to make him leave as he was harassing me but he just wouldn’t. He stares at me when he is walking past, he takes photos of me and he is constantly trying to intimidate me,” Dee said. Because Dee’s wheelie bin was upsetting her neighbours, Dee had to put a screening installation into place so the bin wasn’t visible from the private driveway. “I want to
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The clammy, cold weather couldn’t stop the Johnsonville Keas from going on a fabulous treasure hunt last Thursday evening. Equipped with gumboots, torches and maps the brave young Keas flew out on the Johnsonville School grounds to find Easter eggs and clues “accepting challenges with courage” as the scout law says. After half an hour everyone returned to the scout hall. The Keas proved their scout skills tying as many knots into a piece of rope as possible. Jerry Franco was welcomed to the Keas receiving his scarf and woggle. I care, I share, I discover, I grow,” Jerry promised. “I will try to share my fun and help others.” The busy evening went on with
an announcement from leader Karen Janssen-Bould: “Some of our Keas have made a very special achievement. This hasn’t happened before,” Karen said. Seth Smith, Savannah Janssen and Cameron Heron managed to get all Kea Section Awards and Personal Challenge Badges. “I love collecting badges. The coolest challenge was the sleepover,” Cameron said. “I’m very excited about their achievement,” Karen said. She is one of five leaders for the Johnsonville Keas. The group has currently 27 children aged five to eight. The Johnsonville Scouts are always welcoming volunteer leaders. If you are interested contact scoutsjville@gmail. com.
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first place. The free store idea started off with free garage sales, but the demand was so great that Dee wanted to take it further. Dee said she was seeing gaps: middle-income families sometimes didn’t have enough to buy the little extra thing for themselves or their children. “The idea was a win-win for everybody, I thought,” Dee said. Dee is getting support from the community. In letters and emails people said Dee was doing a great service providing free goods for families that need support and was reducing waste. “As a mum of a special needs child I have a lot of expenses. Being able to get special toys from Dee’s free store for my son is a great relief for me,” Jess Anderson said.
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help people, not upset them,” Dee said. Councillor David Lee has been supporting Dee’s free store for a while and took a stand in her case. “When I heard about Dee’s project I thought it was a really great concept,” the portfolio leader for innovation and enterprise said. “I don’t think the situation has been truly assessed by the council, the case is still negotiable.” Councillor and OnslowWestern Ward Diane Calvert who has been supporting the Khandallah residents, said the council decision was final. “The council office has made a decision. The same rules apply for everyone,” Ms Calvert said. Both councillors agree the council should not have been involved in the dispute in the
Cameron, Savannah and Seth have been awarded for an achievement the Johnsonville Keas haven’t seen before. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
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Celebrating 100 in fine style
By Julia Czerwonatis
Surrounded by her loved ones, Catherine “Cassie” Delvin celebrated her 100th birthday last week. Relatives from as far as Ireland had come to clink glasses with the Karori lady. “It’s lovely to have everyone
here,” Cassie’s son Patrick, who has flown over from the Philippines, said. A large chocolate cake sweetened up the festivities at Te Hopai Home and Hospital. Cassie grew up in Rotorua and moved to Wellington to work for what is now the Ministry of Social Develop-
ment. She was involved in the early development of New Zealand social policy. At the Wellington Catholic tennis club Cassie met her husband, Robert Devlin. They moved to Ka ror i where they had their two sons, Patrick and Robert – both priests of the Society
Cassie had lived in Karori for 70 years until she moved in 2014 to Te Hopai where she just celebrated her 100th birthday. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
of Mary who have served many years in the Philippines. Cassie returned to work when her sons finished college. She worked in accounts at Hope Gibbons for many years before joining W.P. Maher Travel working until she was 79. “Cassie was a keen sportsperson when young and after marriage,” her son Robert said. “She played tennis in the Karori United Tennis Club and the Waikanae Tennis Club. “And she was a keen golf player and a long-time member of Shandon Golf Club. However her favourite outing was the bridge though,” Robert said. Cassie was also involved in St Teresa’s church community. In her 80’s and 90’s she was still active in assisting the weekly Karori community bus shopping trips. Still driving into her mid 90’s Cassie was often seen transporting older parishioners to church and civic functions. “My mother is an outgoing and vibrant person and has developed many and long friendships. For this she is most grateful,” Robert said. “We celebrated her birthday in fine style. Cassie was happy to be able to get to a well-deserved rest at the end of the day.”
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Anzac public services The National Dawn Service is being held at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington at 6am on Anzac Day, Tuesday April 25. The National Commemoration Service will follow at 11am in the same location.
No peanuts for the kakas By Julia Czerwonatis
The girls from Karori West Brownies have decided on an action to support kaka in Wellington. Last year the Brownies raised $327 to set up a nesting box for kakas. “It was a success,” Hannah Newell, Karori West Brownies leader, has now reported. “We had chicks in the nesting box.” In one of their most recent me et i ngs, t he Brow n ies learned about the metabolic bone disease that has spread
amongst the Wellington kaka about one and a half years ago. This disease can be fatal for chicks as it prevents their bones from developing properly. It is most likely caused by well-meaning people feeding nuts to adult birds. When the Brownies learned about the bone disease, they were determined to “take action” and “care for the environment” – two elements of the Guide Promise and Law. The girls drew posters tell-
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ing people not to feed the kaka and to leave them to find their own food in the wild. They hung them in the Karori library, the mall, and surrounding schools to get the message across. “I really like the kaka because they are really special to New Zealand. Their feathers have beautiful colours,” Isla, from the Karori West Brownies, said. “I’m sad because people are feeding the kaka but they have to find food in the wild because people might
feed them the wrong things and that may cause sickness and they may even die.” It was a great thing to raise awareness for the kaka, Jo Ledington who is working at Zealandia, said. “The number of newly infected chicks has decreased, which is a good sign,” Jo stated. If Wellingtonians want to attract kaka to their garden, it is advised to grow kaka friendly plants, such as kowhai, rata and flax, rather than feeding them nuts.
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Police seeks male after incident in Karori Johnsonville Police are seeking sightings of a man who approached two young girls in Karori on Sunday April 2. The two 13-year-old girls were walking on Parkvale Road (near Cornford Street) when the male exposed himself and spoke to them in a sexually suggestive manner. They ran away without being followed, and told their parents, who called the police. The male is described as Caucasian in his 30s, with short, dark-brown hair. He wore a brown t-shirt with white wings on the front, black sunglasses, black jandals, and black knee length shorts. Police are asking the public to keep an eye out for a male who matches this description; particularly the man’s clothing, as the physical description is quite general. Any sightings or information can be reported to Johnsonville Police on 04 381 2000 or email Johnsonville.cpc@ police.govt.nz.
Newlands students exhibit Anzac art By Julia Czerwonatis
Year 5 students from Rewa Rewa School in Newlands have aspired as artists. With their Anzac exhibition at the Newlands Community Centre they are commemorating together with their community. “I am so delighted to see your work here,” Heather
Guitry, Rewa Rewa School teacher who initiated the project, said when the students came to see their art on display. Her students have been crafting, painting, printing and writing for one term. The class also took time to talk about the war. “We wanted to put the children in other people’s shoes
to develop their integrity and empathy,” Charlotte Hills, Deputy Principal and coteacher, said. “ANZAC day/ a day of remembrance/ Our people fought this war/ and died, the least we could/ do is to remember them/ The time is now/ To remember them” – the poem called The act
Chee Cheng, Biezo and Eashan are explaining what their Anzac art means. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
of ANZAC was written by nineyear-old Andrew Mendoza. Other students drew pictures of graves with poppies or soldiers lost in the war. Everyone had chosen his or her own technique and motive. The children said it was important to know why New Zealanders celebrate Anzac Day, what happened during the war and to remember those who fought in it. They said they were proud and happy to see their art displayed and they felt very arty. “It is great that the students had the chance to share their Anzac art with the community,” Charlotte said. “It shows them that what they are doing is making a difference.” Pippa Cubey from the Newlands Community Centre said that visitors had complimented the exhibition. “People are truly amazed at what you can do,” Pippa said to the students. You can see Rewa Rewa School Anzac art exhibition at the Newlands Community Centre, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. You can also view photos on the community centre Facebook page.
Young and old on Easterhunt By Julia Czerwonatis
Once a week the residents of Ultimatecare Churtonleigh are engaged in a special activity that motivates them to become artists and crafters. For about six years Year 5 and 6 students from Churton Park School have been visiting the rest home organising little projects for the residents. With Easter on the doorstep teacher Diane Dipatchett and her students have decided to make Easter decorations with everyone. Diane said, the children loved to visit the aged care facility. “Every time I ask for volunteers, I think no one wants to come so I’m always surprised when I have so many enthusiasts joining
me.” Diane said. Karen Norman is the activities coordinator at Ultimatecare Churtonleigh. She said, the meetups with the Churton Park School students was energising the residents and motivating them to join activities they normally wouldn’t. “It’s fantastic to see that young and old can build these relationships. Everybody is gaining from it. Even if residents don’t join the crafting or dancing, they still like to be around the students,” Karen said. “We have 34 residents here,” Nicci Ahrer, the new facility manager said. “The atmosphere at Churtonleigh is very homely and the students are part of that familylike atmosphere. “I have been so impressed
by the team here since starting in my role. The caring relationships they have with all residents is what stands out to me,” Nicci said. After crafting Easter nests, the students started an Easterhunt. Murray Priest, who was busy finishing his Easter bunny, said that he liked having the students around. “I enjoy taking part in the activities,” Murray said. “We always play different games and they are a lot of fun.” Murray said, his favourite event was the Happy Hour on Wednesday at Churtonleigh because they were having beers and biscuits. “However, I love the days when the students are here. Karen and Diane are marvellous. They bring smiles on our faces.”
Diane and Ayran Isood are helping Marguerite Hely to craft Easter decorations. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
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Sprott House, an established aged care facility in Karori, has been watching an alarming trend since November last year: there are few new residents coming in. “Currently we have 10 empty beds. That is about 10 per cent of our income,” Chris Sanders, general manager at Sprott House, explained. Chris believes that a policy change from the District Health Board (DHB) is to blame for the situation. “I wasn’t concerned at first. However, as the occupancy remained unusually low I talked to colleagues from the region, and they have noticed the same trend,” Chris said. “We found out that the DHB has become more reluctant to assess people for aged care,” the Sprott House manager stated. Talking to families from the
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Sprott House manager Chris Sanders demands more transparency from the DHB. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
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A lightbulb for Parkinson’s cure
Wednesday April 19, 2017
By Julia Czerwonatis
Sakira Knights, a Samuel Marsden Collegiate School student, has taken her school’s project to heart. Sakira’s grandmother was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and Sakira wanted to raise money to help researchers finding a cure. Sakira launched ‘Lightbulb Trade Relay’ which is based on the bartering game ‘One red paper clip for a house’: Sakira started off with a simple lightbulb exchanging it with an item that is worth more and traded that in for the next one. She managed to reach her initial goal of $1,000 in less than a week. “The lightbulb is the symbol of an idea and the start of my project,” Sakira said. Her most recent trades were a private six-person helicopter charter over the Remarkables worth $990, traded for a Peregrine Wine Voucher worth $1,200, traded for accommodation at the Crowne Plaza Auckland worth $2,150. “We were inspired by Sakira’s idea of the Lightbulb Trade Relay and have loved being a part of her project,” Rachel Peacock, IHG marketing manager, said. “We can’t wait to see how far she goes.” “The project for our Year 9 students gives them a chance of tackling something they are passionate about,” Margaret Adeane, Marsden School’s Academic Director, explained. Using class and homework time, students have three terms to develop a personal idea into something real and tangible. “They get to be creative, foster transferable skills that are highly relevant in today’s learning
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environment and try new things. Sakira has really embraced the opportunity,” Margaret said. Lightbulb Trade Relay will run until October. Sakira will donate the money she has raised by then to The Neurological Foundation
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With Autostop owner Chris Kirk-Burnnand
How did you get involved in the Johnsonville Youth Grants Trust?
In the early stage of my business, Mitre 10, Independent Herald and myself met to set up the Johnsonville Youth Grants Trust back in 1987. We noticed that the community was reaching out for local people to support them but there was no directed institution behind it. The purpose of the grant was to create support targeted for innovative young locals. It has grown into a wonderful thing. Over the years we
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When he was 20 years old, Chris Kirk-Burnnand owned his first business running a Mobil service station in Johnsonville. Today Chris owns the Autostop business, he is chairman of the Johnsonville Youth Grants Trust and involved with the Life Education Trust New Zealand as well as the Porirua Foundation. Chris talked to Independent Herald about sharing success with the community and what he thinks is important in life. have been giving away about $600,000 in total. We had more trustees joining us, and we hope that we can grow the Youth Grants soon.
Are there any grant recipients that stuck out to you?
There were so many, and they were all fantastic people. We have supported Philip Burrows who played hockey for the New Zealand team. Sophie Devine is another hockey player; she also played cricket. We helped Charlotte Hollywood to get enrolled at the University of Otago. She has travelled to a UN conference and met Helen Clark.
What has inspired you to get involved in the community?
I have always felt that you have to give back if you have a certain degree of success. I don’t only mean giving away money but also spending time with the people. We help others to succeed and not only help them getting by with some money. There are really good people around here that do so much. Every year I’m stunned by what people can achieve. I’m very lucky to work with them. I also have a strong sense to be doing things to build a better community. I’d like to create a better world for the people around me, my family, my children and my grandchild.
Running a business and being involved in the community must keep you quite busy.
My son Mark is helping me to run Autostop. And my wife Helen is involved in the Youth Grants Trust. It’s great to be surrounded by your family like that. I work quite hard. I sometimes stay late at the office or get up at five in the morning to start working at home. But yes, sometimes you need to charge your batteries. We usually go to Europe every couple of years. It’s important to have some time off, and also you have to go out and travel the world to appreciate what we have here in New Zealand.
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: What do you do in the morning to start off into a good day after a long weekend?
Dolreich D’Souza, Johnsonville
David Thomas Layburn, Johnsonville
Rudy Sutjipto, Grenada Village
Sam Hamilton, Whitby
Apera Burling, Masterton
“I’m listening to music and get some cuddles from my little ones.”
“I pray for silence, I open my eyes, start breathing, stand up and drink a cucumber water. Then I have a cold shower.”
“I just go for it. I have breakfast and start the day.”
“Our day starts at 5am – our children are awake early because of daylight saving and we have a puppy at home, too. We laugh, embrace the chaos and I have a good coffee.”
“I drove down to Johnsonville this morning to drop off my partner for work. I usually start my day with a positive attitude.”
Mani Romati, Johnsonville “I didn’t really have a long weekend anyway. I got up extra early this morning to get all the work done.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a white Mazda Demio hatchback parked locked during the day in a carpark behind a service station in Johnsonville Road was broken into. Access was gained through a smashed front left window and a bag containing food and a small amount of coins was stolen. A recently built house in Ohariu Road had five large double glazed windows smashed. Some
of the shards of glass had been thrown into the paddock on the property endangering the horse grazing there. In Newlands the garage of a house in Lyndfield Lane was entered after the door lock had been forced. Tools in the garage were targeted and stolen but other items of value were not taken. A gold Subaru Forester stationwagon parked locked and
secure in the driveway of a house in Kenmore Street was stolen. It was later recovered in Stokes Valley. The door had been jemmied open and the ignition pulled out to start the vehicle. Occupiers of a house in Black Rock Road were awoken at 4.30 am by the sound of banging. On investigation it was found that an attempt had been made to force an entry into their garage
by smashing the lock. No entry was gained. In Ngaio an occupant of a house in Fox Street heard a loud noise at the rear of their property at 4 pm. On checking it was found that an attempt had been made to smash a window at the rear of the house. No entry was gained. An extension ladder left insecure in the driveway of a house in Awarua Street was
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Breathing support group celebrates 13th birthday Members of the Johnsonville CORD/ COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Group celebrated their 13th anniversary last week at the Johnsonville Community Centre. Jeanette Loughlin, the hard working treasurer, cut the cake surrounded by Teodoro Helbano, Toni White, Allan Black, Audrey Reid, and Genevieve Young. CORD/COPD is a support group for people with breathing problems such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and bronchiectasis. Adie Riddell, Wellington Asthma Society educator,
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Three staff members of the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul and one long-standing parishioner shaved their heads joining a nationwide campaign that raises money for leukaemia and blood cancer patients. Digby Wilkinson, Dean of Wellington, Richard Apperley, Assistant Director of Music, Joe McGarry, the Cathedral Deacon, and Janet Brown gave their hair for over $8,000, which has earned them a spot in the Top 10 fundraising groups for all of New Zealand, and the top spot for Community Fundraising Groups. “It’s little bit odd to feel the rain pouring down my head,” Joe said about his new hairstyle. Joe had a connection to the cancer disease all his life. “I grew up in a very small town.
My father was a cancer researcher, and so every time someone fell ill in our town, he was there for the person.” His father also fought cancer, and so did his aunt. “I have vivid memories of my aunt’s cancer battle. I was a teenager at that time. My mum supported her sister throughout the disease.” Joe joined the Shave for a Cure event to raise money for three of his friends that are currently suffering from cancer – one lives in the United States, one in Scotland and one in Auckland. “Cancer is a difficult journey,” Joe said. “While I live far away from my friends, it’s important to show solidarity and walk this journey with them.” 1,401 Kiwis have shaved their heads this year for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand raising $623,227 in total. On average six New Zealanders are diagnosed with a blood
cancer or related condition every day. Blood cancers combined (leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma) are the fifth most common form of cancer in New Zealand. The cause of blood cancers is unknown. These diseases can strike anyone, of any age, at any time, without warning. At St Paul’s Cathedral, Ripe Coffee provided a mobile coffee cart for the event, and Maggie’s Hair Design on Molesworth Street provided a hair dresser to ensure the team was tidy, and the cathedral children had the first attempt at shaving the staff members. “Shaving the head is the easy part. Supporting your friends through the entire disease is a lot harder. Sometimes it feels like I’m not doing enough,” Joe said. “But what matters in the end is being there for them.”
Joe and Janet are getting their heads shaved by Joe’s wife Kartina and Natasha Ropata from Maggie’s Hair Design. PHOTO: Supplied
Fun at the mission fair By Julia Czerwonatis
Jamie Wildash-Chan on the left and Tyler Venn on the right sell sausages sponsored by New World.
With a colourful and frisky vibe, St Benedict’s School in Khandallah celebrated its annual Mission Fair last week. Year 6 to 8 students had organised the event setting up various stalls around their school. The $1,931 profit from the mission fair will be donated to Caritas this year. “The students are doing an amazing job. They were working really hard to organise the fair,” Cheryl Taylor, Deputy Principal, said. “They had to
plan out what they wanted to have at their fair and where to get it from.” The students asked New World Khandallah for sponsorship for instance and received some sausages for the fair. The children at the fair could try their luck at a flic-a-coin stall or with a lucky dip. Students offered to paint their classmates’ faces or even let them smear cream in their faces. Most desirable were all the delicious treats ranging from pizza and chips to chocolate and cake.
“It’s fun to be here and to see people buying our food,” Lucia Marull said. She was running a food stall with her friends and had been planning the event for the last three weeks. “Chips and pizza are the most popular food by far,” added Lucia’s friend Natascha Casey. Julia Winchcombe has been a live target for her fellow students. They have been hitting her with water balloons or a plate full of cream. “It’s a bit dirty and disgusting but also fun,” Julia said.
Lucia Marull, Natascha Casey and Eva Collier organised all they needed for their food Sara Howard enjoys smearing cream into Julia Winchombe’s face. stall for two the last two weeks. PHOTOS: Julia Czerwonatis
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Ngaio Khandallah Plunket held its very popular secondhand baby gear sale on Saturday, April 8. Warm autumn conditions meant families happily travelled to shop for new clothes and items for their small people and to ready them for the upcoming winter months. Lizzie Rose coordinator for the Ngaio Khandallah Plunket Group said the sale was a “well supported community event providing op-
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Enjoying shopping: Amy Leung with her son Aiden, 7 months
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Students for fairer fares in public transport More than 1700 people from throughout the Wellington region have put their support behind the push for Fairer Fares. The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) led the campaign to get a 50 per cent discount for tertiary students on all Wellington regional public transport, by lobbying to get the initiative included in the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) Annual Plan 2017/18. Submissions to the GWRC draft Annual Plan 2017/18 closed on Wednesday last week. More than 1700 students, ratepayers, politicians, community leaders, and members of the public signed their names in support of including a tertiary concession from next year. VUWSA president Rory LenihanIkin said the overwhelming support from across all demographics had surpassed his expectations for this campaign. “When the council has previ-
ously shut down this idea, one of the reasons they used is that ratepayers don’t want to subsidise one particular group of users. “But as we’ve gone out and consulted with the community we’ve found that that’s not the case. In fact, of a lot of Wellingtonians were under the impression tertiary students already had access to a discount,” Rory said. Throughout the submission process, stories have flooded in around why high public transport costs are a barrier for students wanting to seek tertiary education in the capital. “One lecturer said their class numbers were steadily declining each year and high living costs was a key factor in lower attendance,” he said. The council has said in its draft Annual Plan they will “consider” a tertiary fare in 2018, but VUWSA’s hope is that the overwhelming public support for this issue will convince councillors to vote for a tertiary concession to begin from 2018.
1700 Wellingtonians are in support of including a tertiary concession starting next year. PHOTO: flickr
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Wednesday April 19, 2017
Javelin champions looking for a repeat at nationals By Dave Crampton
Two Karori brothers are aiming to get national titles at the National Secondary School championships in December, after winning North Island javelin titles in Inglewood on April 9. Tim Robinson, 14, and his brother Cam, 16, attended their first top javelin competition together while in different grades, with Tim throwing 52.11 metres and Cam 61.27 metres for their respective intermediate and senior titles. Both throws were further than the top distances in the South Island championships, and in Tim’s case more than 10 metres further than he threw at last year’s event for second place. So does that make Tim the country’s top age-grade thrower after just over two years competing? “Seems that way, doesn’t it,” Tim said. Cam, however, knows he is the best U18 thrower. He achieved a personal best of 65.42 metres at the New Zealand Track and Field nationals in Hamilton three weeks prior, getting a U18 title at his first major national event. He was aiming for 60 metres, Cam said. He did that three times with a top throw of 65.42 metres, nearly 14 metres ahead of the field – but did he expect to do that? “No, not really, to be honest. It just
all happened on the day. It’s awesome,” Cam said. But for Tim at North Islands, it was a lot closer – he was just six centimetres ahead of second place, which surprised him. “It’s a finger – it’s nothing in javelin,” Tim said. “It’s a ridiculous amount to win by.” Before the final round the throwing order was changed; the top thrower was last up. Due to the small leading margin, Tim had no idea he was ahead until he was designated last thrower. He knew he had won before his final throw as “the other guy fluffed his last throw”. “I was pretty stoked,” he said. However, there’s a bit of rivalry between the brothers. Both go to Wellington College and have competed in the McEvedy Shield, a highly anticipated annual athletics competition between four Wellington boy’s colleges. Cam held the U15 javelin record. Tim broke it this year. Next year both want records; Tim the U16 record, and Cam the senior record. Incidentally, javelin is not the brothers’ preferred sport. Tim is the opening batsman for Wellington College’s second XI and Cam is a centre in the school’s rugby first XV. “If I was going to represent New Zealand it would be in cricket,” Tim said.
National swimming award for Easyswim By Julia Czerwonatis
Swim instructor Todd Morton has been awarded for his work at Easyswim by Swimming NZ. “I enjoy my job, it’s very rewarding,” Todd said. “It’s great to be recognised for your work,” he said.
Todd and his student Elise Gibson in a one-on-one swimming lesson at the Johnsonville School pool. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
Easyswim has been teaching young and old how to swim for about 10 years usually operating from local school pools, such as in Johnsonville, Ngaio and Tawa. At the annual National Swimming Awards Easyswim has also been announced as one of the “Quality Swim Schools” in New Zealand.
Tim and Cam aspired in National Secondary School championships. PHOTOS: Jo Murray
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When a sporting fashion statement means so much Here are the two sporting winners from the past week. Angela Akins and BNZ. Angela is the fiancé of the new Masters golf champion Sergio Garcia. Not only is she set to marry a man who ripped off the chokers chain that had been around his neck for almost 15 years after he won his first major in 73 attempts, she seems to have won the world over with her charm, wit and good looks. Not since Duchess Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton, has a woman endeared herself to so many people so quickly. BNZ wins by Sonny Bill Williams trying his darndest not to give them any publicity at all. The polarising part-time All Black, rugby league player, model and mediocre boxer taped over the BNZ logo on his Blues jersey collar in his return to rugby last week. Turns out his faith is against the advertising of banks and finance companies for gain. Of course, by doing this BNZ has gained more exposure than they could have dreamed of.
Who even knew the bank sponsored the collar on the jerseys? I know I didn’t. Speaking of fashion statements, isn’t it ironic that Sergio has earned millions of dollars from golf over the years but the thing he’ll be most recognised with now is a $200 green jacket which is ghastly to look at but sought after and revered by golfers all over the globe. Everyone has that one jacket in their closet which goes with nothing and therefore goes with everything. That’s the cool thing about tradition, it makes people desire things they otherwise wouldn’t normally bother with. Look at the Ashes cricket urn. It’s all of 15 centimetre tall and looks ridiculous held aloft yet grown men want it so badly. The Indy 500 trophy has men’s faces on it. The NRL trophy is two grown men embracing. The weird and wonderful part of tradition in sport is kept alive with things like the green jacket. Long may it continue.
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