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More than 3,000 Ryman Healthcare residents teamed up for Australasia’s biggest and oldest synchronised fitness class including retirees from Malvina Major Retirement Village in Khandallah. Bruce Perry, 87, and Brian Martin, 77, were amongst the athletes last Thursday stretching and sweating to tunes from Abba and Aretha Franklin. “It was pretty straight forward. We started with the feet and went all the way up to the arms,” Bruce said. Continued on page 2. Bruce and Brian join excerise classes twice a week. They are also members of the Malvina Major walking group and explore their neighbourhood. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis


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New playgrounds on the way Wellington children will get to enjoy five new playgrounds, with a proposed increase of $700,000 per annum investment in implementing Wellington City Council’s new Play Spaces policy, Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle announced. “We’re thrilled to be able to make such a major new investment and create more spaces for our kids to play in,” Mr Eagle said.

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The council will build new playgrounds in Karori and Johnsonville. Wakefield Park, Newlands Park and Kilbirnie will also receive new sites. “This is exciting news for Johnsonville,” Council’s Children and Young People Portfolio Leader Jill Day said. “The playground will be either next to Old Coach Road or at the bottom of McLintock Street. We are looking for a good position

with enough shade,” Ms Day explained. “The other good news is we won’t be closing any playgrounds. This is a major change from the previous policy,” Ms Day stated. Some of the Wellington playgrounds are over 25 years old and need to be renewed. “This is about making sure that there is a good spread of community facilities right

across the city and that no matter where in Wellington a child lives they have safe green space to play in and playgrounds to enjoy. “Our play spaces are one of the things our kids love about growing up in Wellington. This plan is helping us make them even better,” Ms Day said. The new playgrounds will likely to be built within the next five to six years.


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Continued from page 1. “We exercised non-stop for three quarters of an hour. The next day I was aware of what I’ve done,” Brian added. Bruce and Brian are part of a regular exercise group at Malvina Major and usually pair up in class. The synchronised session was a new experience for both. “People from all over the village were engaged. It was a good atmosphere,” Bruce said. Brian, who moved to Malvina Major about seven years ago, said the regular exercise kept him mobile and fit. “I benefit from all the activity here,”

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Brian said. The Ryman villages from New Zealand and Australia were linked via a livestream to celebrate their Triple A (Ageless, Active Aware) programme’s 10-year anniversary. The Triple A programme was developed by Nick i Brown who also conducted a study about it. She measured the physical activity levels of a group of subjects from throughout New Zealand prior to moving into a retirement village and then again after they moved into the retirement village. The conclusion was that

moving into a village resulted in new habits that included more exercise. “It’s a significant result because there’s a wealth of evidence that shows the more you exercise the healthier and more independent you will be in the long term,’’ Nicki said. Regular exercise can help ward off the effects of heart disease, dementia and other age-related illnesses. “The truth is that you’re never too old to exercise – you’ve just got to choose the right way to do it,’’ Nicki said. The average age of residents taking part was 85 and the

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class had a combined age of more than 260,000 years. Resident Hugh Turnbull was at 102 years the oldest attendee from Malvina Major. Village Manager Lynne Peirse said he took part in the entire session. “Hugh was beaming. He is a real legend.” Hugh ran 25 marathons, including Auckland, Rotorua, New York and Boston Marathon. “I picked up the running quite late. My son used to do it and he asked me to come along one day, and so I did,” Hugh said. Regular exercise helped Hugh to live to old age, he said.

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Giving elderly a choice By Julia Czerwonatis

Donald ‘Don’ Patterson has been living in his family home in Karori all his life. Don is now 92, and while his family that used to live with him passed away, he wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. “My parents, my sister Pamela and I came over from Australia in 1936. I was just nine months old then so I’ve always considered myself a Kiwi,” Don said. “After Pam passed away in 2014 I was alone in the house. It suits me though, in a way I have always been a loner.” Don is being supported by carers from Elder Family Matters, enabling him to live and age at home. “Don is a fiercely independent man. He is comfortable at his home because he knows every step, every door, and every switch in the house, which is important because Don is almost blind,” Esther Consedine, general manager at Elder Family Matters, explained. The aged care provider supports elderly that wish to age at home. Six carers are currently looking after Don, helping him to keep the house clean, cooking meals or reading the paper to him. “I like to discuss politics. It’s good to have someone to talk to,” Don said. Carer Brenda Cleere said, Don was a living encyclopaedia. “I’ve learned so much

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about history and politics from Don,” Brenda said. Esther said giving older people, like Don, a choice for how and where they want to age was a challenge as well as an opportunity for our society. “We have an aging population. It’s time that we start a discussion about how we want to enable elderly to age happily and healthy,” Esther said. The so called aging in place policy is supported by the government and District Health

Boards (DHB). “The Capital and Coast DHB [supports] people to remain independent and live in their own home,” Rachel Haggerty, executive director for strategy, innovation and performance, said. Regional rest homes have raised concerns saying the DHB has been assessing fewer people for aged care resulting in empty rest home beds and elderly having to finance their aged care without DHB support.

“We use a national assessment tool to determine what support is required, and have made it easier for people to remain in their homes with intensive support services around them when discharged,” Rachel stated. Esther said either aging at home or in a facility, it was about what the people wanted. “We need to make sure that we can provide options for our elderly and enable them to make their own choice.”

More green for Trelissick Park By Julia Czerwonatis

Volunteers from Crofton Downs, Ngaio and Khandallah meet up regularly to clean up their local park. Last week the Trelissick Park Group received 500 new plants from the Wellington City Council (WCC) giving the volunteers

plenty to do for their working bee on the weekend. “T he ten of us pla nted kawakawa, lemon wood, alerea paniculata, myrsine australis and flax,” Peter Reimann, chairman of the Trelissick Park Group, said. Since the group was first established in 1991, its volunteers have

planted over 90.000 new bushes, trees and flowers. “We have done quite a lot of work, and the park has improved, yet it still has a lot of problems,” Peter said. Upgrades from the railway line that is running along the outskirts of the park and people that dump their waste can pollute Trelissick. Growing weeds are



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Oha r iu ca nd idate G reg O’Connor will host a community meeting on May 24 to update residents on the Johnsonville Mall development. “There is a considerable degree of frustration with the lack of progress and development at the Johnsonville Mall, and we are holding a public meeting to give residents the opportunity to have their say,” Mr O’Connor said. “Currently residents are travelling out of the area to shop, at greater cost and inconvenience. They want a shopping centre they can be proud of in the heart of our local community,” Mr O’Connor stated. Roy Stansfield, General Manager for Shopping Centres at Stride Property, said Stride hasn’t lost its focus and was working on the project. “The development is a significant process involving intensive investment and designing. A project of this scale needs to be commercially feasible,” Mr

Stansfield said. Stride Property received a resource consent from the Wellington City Council at the end of January. “We are currently negotiating with retail tenants to bring the development to the next stage.” On the second half the year Stride will release a statement with detailed information on the project. “The shopping centre requires improvement and we want to bring that forward,” Mr Stansfield said. Ohariu MP Peter Dunne raised concerns after the recent closure of OPSM. “Delays on progressing the long-promised upgrade of the Shopping Centre are causing huge uncertainties for business owners and the public alike, who have been waiting years for the proposed upgrade to occur,” Mr Dunne said. It wasn’t unusual that stores close in a shopping centre, Mr Stansfield said. “There will be a new ladies’ fashion store opening in the coming months.” The upcoming meeting is supposed to bring more clarity

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on the topic. “Holding a public meeting on this issue, a meeting to which Stride are invited to, and at which Mayor Justin Lester will speak on behalf of the council, will give concerned residents the chance to be fully briefed on the mall and the owners an idea of the kind of shopping centre

locals want, one they can be proud of,” Mr O’Connor stated.  Greg O’Connor will host the meeting with Wellington Mayor Justin Lester on Wednesday 24 at the Main Hall in the Johnsonville Community Centre, Moorefield Road, at starting 7.30pm.

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first steps into traditional Irish dancing. “We had a really good turnup on Saturday. Our youngest dancers were four and our oldest 13,” Laura Kelly, ReelJig Principal, said. The children learned some basic skills such as crossing their feet and pointing the toes. “Irish dancing is very technical and requires a lot of practice,” Jude Hogan, ReelJig spokesperson, said. It takes a good few hours of practice until aspiring dancers get on stage with the professionals from Lord of the Dance that tour around the world Dance instructor Laura said she loved to be able to teach and see her students become more confident. “In the Irish

dancing community you can make life-long friends.” ReelJig will host their annual Irish dance competition called Capital City Feis this coming Saturday. “We will have about 80 dancers aged 5 to 20 from schools around the region. They will mainly perform solo on stage, however, we also have a special contemporary section for group performances this year,” Laura said. “The combination of a fun, competitive event along with the opportunity to dance at Te Papa has made this an attractive event for dancers from as far afield as Christchurch and Auckland”, Laura said.  The Feis will be held on Saturday, May 13, 10am to 6pm at Te Papa. The event is free.

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Wellington City Chorus’ golden Barbershop performance By Julia Czerwonatis

Wellington City Chorus has been awarded the new national champion of women’s barbershop in Dunedin on April 22. The Thorndon based choir gained the highest score ever in New Zealand for a mid-sized chorus. “We were stoked when we were announced the winners,” Henrietta Hunkin-Tagaloa, co-director and singer of the Wellington City Chorus, said. Forty-three women made up the winning team, with ages ranging from twenties through to seventies. “We had initially planned to attend another competition and then changed the plans last minute. Therefore we only practised for about nine weeks and didn’t go to Dunedin with great expectations but just to have fun,” Henrietta said. “We have a good relationship with most of the other 10 choirs we competed against and we knew they were excellent singers.” Barbershop music is a four-part vocal harmony in a capella, which means singing without instrumental accompaniment. Wellington City Chorus director

David Brooks said Barbershop can be challenging. “Barbershop requires huge amounts of discipline for every member of the chorus,” David explained. “Not only do you have to be pitch perfect, you have to know the words, notes and movements so well that they become second nature. You have to put so much feeling into what you’re doing – it’s

not just standing there with the music in front of you.” David features in TVNZ’s new series The Naked Choir, hosted by Henrietta’s brother Jeff Hunkin. The Wellington City Chorus will represent New Zealand at the Sweet Adelines International Convention in St Louis, Missouri in October 2018 which was very exciting for the entire choir,

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Empowering young women By Rachel Binning

Young Wellington women think inspiring and empowering themselves is important. A large group of 15 to 20 year-old women met at BizDojo over the weekend to participate in their third contact weekend since April as part of the Shift accelerator challenge programme run through Wellington City Council (WCC). Shift aims to get young women to “shift your body shift your mind” to improve their wellbeing, Shift Founder Fran McEwen said. The Shift challenge is a seven-month free community programme supporting young women to become “experts in their own wellbeing” and to create solutions to the issues they face in their

society, Fran said. The challenge encourages young women to come up with new ideas and to have fun, meet others and connect while being provided with the skills to make a difference to other people’s lives. “There are lots of complex problems in this world and the participants are being given the tools and opportunities to delve into these problems with support of a mentor to create solutions for their future wellbeing,” Fran explained. The challenge runs as an extracurricular activity and provides mentors for participants. It is supported by Sport Wellington and by generous grants. Part of the challenge involves deciding whether ideas are sustainable and have the ability to grow.



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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you agree with Wellington being the best city in the world to live in?

Bruce O’Connor, Johnsonville “I always agree with that. There’s a lot of cultural activity here and you only have to walk half a block to get a cup of coffee.”

Joyce Kirby, Newlands “Yes, we have everything we want here: entertainment centres, hospitals, shops, the big stadium.”

Graeme Chisnall, Johnsonville “It’s a useless survey unless you have lived in every city around the world. Wellington is nice though, it has everything you need.”

Margaret Morris, Grenada Village “Of course I agree. Wellington is a walkable city with wonderful art centres, movie theatres, orchestras and music schools. What more do you want?”

Martin Little, Porirua “Definitely. All is very close by and you don’t have to travel miles to get somewhere. I also like the climate here.”

June Henwood, Upper Hutt “Yes, it is so compact, much better than in Auckland. I used to love riding on the trams back in the days.”

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when driving next day. Another vehicle parked in the driveway of a house in Hindmarsh Street also had its front registration plate stolen. A vehicle using stolen registration plates drove into a service station in Johnsonville Road and filled with over $100 worth of petrol and drove off without offering payment. Two female shoplifters were caught on CCTV footage at a clothing store in Johnsonville Mall. Several items were concealed in their clothing

and they left without paying. CCTV footage is with Police. A blue Subaru Legacy saloon was stolen from its park in Johnsonville Road and later recovered. In Newlands a house under construction in Cedarwood Street had a pane of glass removed from an installed window. A silver Honda Odyssey light commercial van parked in Beazley Avenue was broken into and an empty bag was snatched from the back seat.




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Johnsonville good sort encourages others to ‘give back’ too Cashmere Home resident Alan Smith has turned random acts of kindness into a hobby, and he’s encouraging others to do the same. “I love making people happy,” says Alan, whom at 78 years’ old proves that age shouldn’t affect one’s ability to ‘give back’. Alan has lived in Johnsonville all his life. His favourite pastime includes hand-making gifts to give to other residents of the home, as well as staff and visitors. “I like to make things, like broaches, necklaces and knitted items, and I give the things I make to the other people that live here, the children that visit, the staff and volunteers,” Alan explains. “When you look at it it’s not much, but it’s about doing something for someone else. I do it to make them happy and let them know that someone is always around for them. I do it to put a smile on their face.” Alan has lived at Enliven’s Cashmere Home on Helston Road for two years and says there’s plenty to do. “It’s a friendly place, and I join in with the activities and groups,” says Alan. His next project will include making use of the home’s new Men’s Shed to create wooden toys to gift to local children and donate to local children charities, but he’s looking for a partner to help him, he explains. “We have a Men’s Shed but we need men to help us run it,” says Alan. Cashmere Home recreation officer Liz Rivadelo suggests people in the community interested in making a difference could start by becoming a volunteer at Cashmere Home.

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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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Better living this weekend The Wellington Better Home and Living Show is returning to Westpac Stadium this weekend. The eco-show will exhibit a range sustainable, organic solutions to the house, garden, or interior, as well as never-before-seen innovations and cool, contemporary trends. There will also be free Ask an Expert sessions, a home and lifestyle prize pack worth over $10,000, and about 200 exhibitors on show. One of the aims of the Home and Living Show is to demonstrate how life can be made easier for you. And companies

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Gardening & OUTDOOR LIVING Myrtle Rust is a danger to NZ flora Myrtle rust is a serious fungal disease that affects plants in the myrtle family, which includes pohutukawa and manuka. In early May 2017 it was found in plants at a nursery in Northland, the first detection of the disease in mainland New Zealand. It is likely to affect some of our iconic native plants as well as commerciallygrown species. Myrtle rust spores are microscopic and can easily spread across large distances by wind, or via insects, birds, people, or machinery. Identifying myrtle rust - Yellow bumps and brown patches typical of myrtle rust.

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Raroa Diamonds team fight it out for possession of the ball against the Newlands Intermediate Kowhai team

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OUT& about Brilliant season start By Rachel Binning

Wellington sports teams could not have hoped for a better winter’s day to start the new school sport season. Last Saturday saw netball teams at the Raroa Intermediate School courts battle it out in this season’s Northern Suburbs Netball first grading games in warm balmy conditions. Kelly Herbert Chairperson of Northern Suburbs Netball was courtside to watch the talent on the courts. This season some 155 teams of all school ages are play-

Raroa Diamonds team on the way to a successful goal Lining up the opposition: Centre Amy Thomson weighs up her next move

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Internet era reflected in contemporary art By Julia Czerwonatis

Caressing the silver rectangle, the new exhibition at the Enjoy Public Art Gallery, mirrors encounters of humans and modern digital technologies. The exhibition brings together three artists, Jesse Bowling, Louise Lever and Maddy Plimmer, who explore the increasing impact evolving technology has on identity perceptions and habits. Maddy is a Thorndon-based graduate of Massey University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her emerging practice is currently focused on postinternet research. Her work aims to re-examine the ready-made in the context of this informationsaturated era, through the use of collected and represented data. For her current exhibition, Maddy printed spam emails she received on fabric. “I intended to elevate the emails without changing them,” Maddy explained.

“Initially I only printed them out, but that was too two-dimensional. I wanted to remove them further from the screen and give them a more physical status,” Maddy said. The young artist said most of the spam emails she received tried to sell Viagra. “It seems like the people who send these emails think it’s only old balding men that can’t get an erection sitting behind a computer.” Maddy has been concentrating on the perception of women in previous art projects. She was excited about being able to exhibit her newest project at the Enjoy Gallery. Enjoy is a non-profit art gallery that supports “emerging as well as experienced artists from the region and further afield,” Sophie Davis, Enjoy curator and manager, said. The venue was established 16 years ago and collaborates with the Creative New Zealand Fund. Next to exhibitions with “cutting edge” art Enjoy organises artist talks

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inbrief news Playgroup for grandparents Churton Park Community Centre started a new playgroup for grandparents looking after their grandchildren. ”We are really excited about this and we want to build the group into one that suits those who come. Therefore we would appreciate your feedback on the group and how you would like it to evolve,” Tracey Read from the community centre said. Community member Shelley has come forward and offered to facilitate the group for the next few months. Shelley speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English and she is able to support Chinese grandparents who come along with their grandchildren. “This week we will look to add some more structure to the group with children’s music and play dough,” Tracey said. “We are still looking for further volunteers to help with this group.” For further information contact Tracey on 830 4802 or Or come along Wednesday at 10am with your preschool grandchild.


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Let’s get the Aussies in our NPC Australian rugby is in the pits so maybe we should let them play in our sandpit. Australian Super Rugby franchises don’t look like they will win one trans-Tasman clash in 2017, such is the gaping chasm in class in the oval ball code in the two countries. Talk has begun to surface of allowing an Australian team into our national provincial rugby competition. The idea has merit. As a Cantabrian, I grew up with a flurry of success and trophies but the All Blacks’ dominance of global rugby is a little dull. The anticipation of a New Zealand v Australia match has not been there for many years and the men in black have had a mortgage on the Bledisloe Cup for more than a decade. The days of Aussie greats like John Eales, Stephen Larkham, Matt Burke and George Gregan seem a lifetime

Kurtis Imrie (above) and his sister Kayla (below) have both been nominated in the Wellington Sports Awards next month. PHOTOS: Supplied.

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Sport Wellington has selected its finalists for the Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards 2017. Nominated for Sportswoman of the Year is former Newlands College student and canoe sprint racer Kayla Imrie, who came fifth in the K4 500m women’s sprint race at the Rio Olympics. The race was witnessed by her parents, James and Lynette, who won a free trip to Rio de Janeiro. Kayla’s younger brother Kurtis is also nominated for canoe racing, in the emerging sportsman category after his four national titles at Lake Karapiro. Their Mana Kayaking Club is nominated for the Club of the Year award. In fact, the

ago. It’s time we help our bigger cousin out. They’ve done it for us. They’ve helped our rugby league with the Warriors, our basketball with the Breakers and football with the Phoenix. They even tried to help our netball until the competition fizzled because we couldn’t keep up. An Aussie NPC team would add some interest and give players across the ditch a chance to be exposed to quality rugby. To see the benefits will take five years minimum but hey, it’s time to extend the olive branch. Australia appears unable to help themselves, cash strapped and lacking depth on the field. For the sake of the game in our part of the world, an Australian team in our breeding ground for the next generation of players seems like a no-brainer.

Bowls gold at World Masters club is represented in six categories, including Emerging Sportswoman, Coach, and Sportsman of the Year. Olympic Harriers junior coach Amanda Goldsmith has been nominated as one of four in the Volunteer of the Year category as has Alan Orpin, from the Wellington Collegians Cricket Club in Kelburn. Phil Gibbons, CEO of Sport Wellington said more than 200 nominations were received, and were of a high standard. “Such a response is testament to the impact of sport in the greater Wellington region, and it is this success which we want to recognise and celebrate with what promises to be a dazzling awards ceremony,” Phil said. The awards ceremony will be held on June 14 at the TSB Arena in Wellington.

Early season relay competitions The 40th Inter College Cross Country Relays are held at Karori Park this afternoon. There are several grades for both boys and girls – Year 9, Under 16, and Open. Each team consists of six members for boys and four for girls, with the top 10 in Year 5 to Year 8 eligible for Inter-regionals, a regional competition in the lower North Island. The 2km course will start and finish in front of the changing rooms. Changing rooms will be available in the pavilion at Karori


Park, one for boys and one for girls. This follows last weekend’s University Relays on May 6 at Mackays Crossing, organised by the Victoria University Athletics Club. Each team in the competition had four runners over the 3.5 km lap course. Olympic Harriers did well with the Masters Women winning its event, its B Masters team also coming fourth. The Junior Women’s U20 team was placed second.

Rob hold gold at World Masters in Auckland. PHOTO: SUPPLIED By Brent Stubbins

Johnsonville bowler Rob Ashton has added the World Masters 2017 Men’s Pairs bowls title to his already impressive Wellington, Auckland and New Zealand record. Rob and Petar Sain from Carlton Cornwall Bowls Auckland won their gold medal by competing against sportsmen from around the world, going through all of their games unbeaten. They won their semi final 17-0 against John McConnell and Graham Faley, then went on to win the final 14-4 against William Whitburn and Ted Walker. Rob said the World Masters Games were extremely competitive, well organised and thoroughly enjoyed by all competitors. Apart from winning his first World Masters gold medal for bowls, Rob’s other games highlights included experiencing the opening ceremony at the

iconic Eden Park and celebrating the inclusive spirit of the World Masters Games. Rob also attended the closing ceremony at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront drinking to the achievements of all athletes and finally the camaraderie of the 27,000 participants taking part in the 28 sports and 45 disciplines that made up this year’s games. The age of the competitors ranged from 25 to 100 plus. Everyday athletes had the opportunity to rub shoulders with ex-Olympians and ambassadors such as Peter Snell, Anthony Moss, Bryan Williams, Allison Roe and Sir John Walker. “The Games was a sports extravaganza, the sport for all,” Rob said. “It was 10 days of excitement and action for thousands of competitors held in a festive atmosphere.” T h e n e x t Wo r l d M a s t e r s Games 2021 will be in Kansai, Japan where the organisers are expecting 50,000 plus participants.

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