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Wednesday June 14, 2017

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Mashbone – from beer to biscuits By Julia Czerwonatis

Mashbone project manager Kalen said the dogs were loving the new biscuits. PHOTO: Supplied

Craft beer lovers and dogs have something in common now: their favourite treat is being made at the same spot and share some ingredients. The Garage Project in Aro Valley has launched their new product Mashbone using byproducts from beer brewing to enhance the dog biscuits. “We are all dog lovers here. We even have three brewery dogs,” Kalen Acquisto, Mashbone project manager explained. The recipe was developed in collaboration with a Massey University research team. It combines spent brewer’s mash

with local premium and all natural ingredients. “It’s a high protein fibre mass with recycling byproducts from our brewery. It has been clinically tested and it’s proven to improve the bone and joint health of dogs,“ Kalen explained. “The dogs absolutely love it. Since you can easily break the biscuits, they are suitable for big and small dogs.“ Mashbone is available in cafés, bars, pet stores, vet clinics and will soon launch in supermarkets. The Mashbone makers suggest feeding your dog up to two biscuits daily for larger dogs, and about half a biscuits for smaller ones.

New Zealand from a wide angle By Julia Czerwonatis

Fred Wotton, Johnsonville resident and photographer, is launching his first solo photo exhibition with his unique panoramic photography taken with an analogue camera. Fred started with his photography 60 years ago. “I was into cycling back then. A friend of mine and I cycled from France to Spain.” Fred said. In 1961, when Fred lived in Jamaica, he acquired a Leica M2, a 35mm analogue camera which he still uses today. “I took my first panorama shots when I was travelling in Chile. It’s when I look at the scenery, and I realise I can’t capture what I see in a single shot that I shoot a panorama.” For one wide angle photograph up to 1.4 metres, Fred takes several photos in a row without using a tripod or other tools. He takes up to five photos single handed. “I seem to have a knack for lining photos up,” Fred said. The hobby photographer focussed on travel photography exploring places like the United States, former Yugoslavia, Vi-

etnam and Cambodia as well as Nepal with his lenses. In his basement darkroom Fred prints black and white photography, and creates colour negatives from his panorama shots. “I enjoy handling the entire process from taking a photo to developing it.” In his exhibition, A Wide View at the Odlin Art Gallery Fred will show about 25 photographs taken during several trips around New Zealand from 2006 to 2014 – some with his wife and some without her. “I like winter photography, and she doesn’t like to be cold. And I usually get up early, as you get the best light in the morning,” Fred explained. The exhibits will show New Zealand’s magnificent scenery from a wide angle, featuring Tongariro National Park, White Island, Mackenzie Country, Central Otago and many more breathtaking spots.  A Wide View will be on display from June 14 -24 at the Odlin Art Gallery, 9-11 Myrtle Street, Lower Hutt. The gallery is open daily from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free.

Water tanks for Newlands The Northern Ward Councillors will be selling water tanks outside Newlands New World from 11am to 12.30pm on Saturday, June 17, for $110 each. To reserve and pay for one or more, email

Polhill Reserve upgrade The Wellington City Council and Brooklyn Trail Builders are proposing changes to tracks in the Polhill Reserve. They are calling for members of the public to have their say on how to improve biking, running and walking in the area. The proposals include building three new tracks and closing two short track sections. The main change would be a new, separate 2.5 kilometre downhill mountain bike priority track – to take downhill bikes off most of the popular Transient trail. A drop-in session will be held on Saturday, June 17, from 1.15pm–2.45pm at the Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro Street. Find more information on wellington. or at the Wellington Central Library, or Wellington City Council at 101 Wakefield Street.

Emergency winter funding

Fred Wotton has been using his camera for 56 years and it still works flawlessly. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

Warm blankets, clothes and shoes needed for thousands of disadvantaged kids. Last week Variety – the Children’s Charity launched its annual Winter Appeal to raise emergency funds to support disadvantaged Kiwi kids. “The cold months are the hardest time of the year for these children, so we’re asking our supporters to help us meet the flood of urgent requests for assistance we receive every winter from desperate families all around New Zealand,” Lorraine Taylor, Variety CEO, said. Variety is aiming to raise more than $40,000 to help children most in need. Visit or text GIVE to 5144 to donate $3.

Hon Peter Dunne Your MP for Ohariu

Homestays Wanted Karori, Kelburn, Northland and Wellington Central Kind, caring and responsible families needed to accommodate

Tawa: Monday 19 June

• International students mainly from Asia for short or long-term stays For further information please contact Margaret Jones, 04 463 9766, or Katrina Semmens, 04 463 4716 during business hours. Email

Johnsonville office 04 478 0076 - 3 Frankmoore Ave, Johnsonville Tawa office 04 232 5381 - 220B Main Road, Tawa


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