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Jazz up J’ville By Julia Czerwonatis
Johnsonville resident Lisa Woodley has launched a project to beautify the suburb. Jazz Up Johnsonville took off last Sunday when Lisa wrapped a tree in front of the community centre in yarn and hand-knitted pieces. “It’s International Yarn
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Continued from page 1. “We had a great turn-up with families, some elderly, and a lot of children that enjoyed climbing the tree,” Lisa stated. She said along with the new library hub and the consent for the mall redevelopment she wanted to initiate a community project that celebrates Johnsonville. “Over the last 10 years, people have become a little negative about the suburb. But rather than being part of the problem, I wanted to be part of the solution,” Lisa said. Jazz Up Johnsonville aims to foster a community spirit and utilise the locals creativity to make it a place worth living in. Lisa is collaborating with various local groups including the
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The international yarn booming trend has reached Johnsonville. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
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Members of the Karori Lions Club are part of a nationwide project helping to bring better eyesight to the Pacific Islands. Jennie Vowles is headed towards Fiji this coming July to join a team of optometrists from VOSO (Volunteer Ophthalmic Services Overseas) that distribute donated glasses to Fijians. “We have already packed around 700 glasses and nonprescription sunglasses, but we are aiming for 1000 until July,” Jennie said. “The light on the islands is really harsh, and a lot of people don’t have good eyesight there.” The Karori Lions Club collaborates with other groups such as local OP-shops to collect Lions members Jennie Vowles, Alison Johnston, and Karori second-hand glasses. The team cleans and tests the Lions president Jo Cameron (from left), packing hundreds of glasses before packing them. glasses bound for Fiji. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
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Mashbone – from beer to biscuits By Julia Czerwonatis
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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.
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Future of Karori Campus still unknown By Julia Czerwonatis
Ryman Retirement Villages have announced they were interested in buying the Karori Campus to build a new retirement village. “We would love to talk to Victoria University if the Karori campus were to come up for sale. We think it is a great site in a well-established Wellington suburb,” David King, Ryman’s Corporate Affairs Manager, said. “New Zealand has a rapidly
ageing population, and Wellington is no exception, so we think demand is only going to grow. “The number of Kiwis aged 75 plus is set to nearly triple over the next 30 years, so quality retirement living options will be in demand,” David added. The former Teachers’ College owned by Victoria University if Wellington was stopped being used as the university relocated their education hub to the Kelburn campus. A group of residents established the Save Karori Campus
Campaign (SKCC) last year. They have other plans for using the campus: “Our preliminary ideas for the use of a re-developed campus include spaces for commercial activities leased at market rates, spaces for community activities and innovative developments and a conference centre,” Richard Bentley from SKCC said. He believes the campus has a lot of potential and could become a vivid community and commercial hub for Karori. In collaboration with the Wel-
lington City Council, the group decided in March to use the Public Works Act to seek acquisition of land from the university. Victoria agreed to put their plans for selling the property on hold for now until a solution has been found. The council considers buying land for a new car park to be used for Karori Pool users. “The Ministry of Education is also interested in investing in a technology hub for schools in the neighbourhood,” Onslow-Western Ward Councillor Andy Foster said. “There is little commercial space in Karoriconsiderable interest in the community for more,” Mr Foster explained. He said the council was interested in exploring different options. The best solution would be a plan that suits all parties involved. The portfolio leader for Urban Development also emphasised that the Karori Campus buildings were in great condition and destroying them would decrease the value of the property.
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Hyrum Reynolds, Johnsonville
Graeme Jones, Silverstream
“I’m not eligible to vote because I’m not a resident. I hope the new government will be kind to immigrants because we have a future here.”
“I intend to vote, but I haven’t decided who for, yet. I’ll probably stay with what we have got at the moment.”
“Absolutely yes, I will vote for the Greens.”
“Yes, I’m going to vote and I know who I want to vote for: National.”
“I will vote. I’m somewhat undecided who I’ll vote for at the moment.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a white Toyota light van parked in the driveway of a house in Cortina Avenue was entered through a smashed window on the driver’s side sliding door. A battery powered circular saw and the battery were stolen. In Newlands the external garage of a house in Kenmore Street was entered and searched. Two Kawasaki motorbikes were stolen. A white Toyota Hiace van parked overnight on the street in Ruskin
Road had its left rear slide window jemmied open. A power sanding machine was taken by reaching into the van. An activated alarm probably prevented further theft. An insecure aluminium window of a garage of a house in Black Rock Road allowed an intruder to gain entry and steal a spare key. The house owner has since called a locksmith and all affected locks have been changed. In Khandallah a house was
entered through a door although there was no indication of damage. A search was centred on the master bedroom. Some furniture was damaged. Property stolen includes a TV, a computer, camera, radio, and other electronic items. The activated alarm at a house in Onslow Road was responded to by the monitoring company who reported that the house was still secure. On arrival home the owners found that the house had been
entered and thoroughly searched, access probably through a wooden door with glass panels. Among the items stolen were Bluetooth headsets, an IMac computer with hard drive, a digital camera and some assorted jewellery. A building site storage shed located on a property in Ganges Road was broken into by ripping off the plywood door. A quantity of power tools and associated equipment were stolen.
In Crofton Downs a locked shed located below a carport at the end of a driveway of a house in Cavalry Close was broken into. Two mountain bikes and one road bike were stolen. An attempt was made to steal a BBQ from the back deck of a house in Cavalry Close. It was located half way down the steps from the deck. It is thought that noise made by parts falling off the BBQ may have caused the thieves to run off.
The Tough Guy and Gal Challenge is a nationwide Mud Run raising funds for sick children. PHOTO: Supplied
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Gals join mud run for good cause By Julia Czerwonatis
Girls from Samuel Marsden Collegiate joined the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge to raise funds for Cure Kids for the fourth year in a row. The Year 6 students from Karori were easy to spot amongst the muddy crowds in their bright pink team outfits when joining the 3.4 kilometres run through an obstacle course. “The 14 girls that went are part of a running club, so they are fit enough for the challenge,” Marsden teacher Kate Feary said.
“The girls were wearing pink wings, tutus, and hair ribbons which looked quite hilarious,” Marsden teacher Callie Ballara added. The Marsden team won an award for the best dress up at the run on May 27. The nationwide challenge for young and old is still on until the end of August. Callie and Kate said they were impressed by how well the girls mastered the mud run with great team work. Student Emily McDonnell said it was fun getting muddy and not to worry about her clothes. “It was a really cool experience,” student Charlotte Hille added.
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Labour launches campaign in Ohariu By Julia Czerwonatis
Labour candidate for Ohariu Greg O’Connor launched his election campaign last week at the Johnsonville Bowling Club, inviting locals, friends, family and party members. “We are turning Wellington red,” Grant Robertson, Wellington Central MP, said in his opening speech. “The time has come for Peter Dunne’s long and faithful service to end.” Mr O’Connor represented the Police Association for two decades until he stepped down last year. He said he was looking for a new challenge and wanted to focus on issues that have been neglected in the region. “I’m currently involved with the discussions around Johnsonville Mall redevelopment. I also want to focus on housing, mental health services and parking problems in the region,” Mr O’Connor said. “I want to ensure the Johnsonville Police Station is open to the public longer than the four hours per week day it is now, and that the electorate gets more local visible policing. “The public and private transport concerns are an essential factor in any development, and the effect on existing infrastructure needs to be addressed.
“An example is the need for a rail station at Glenside to offer public transport options and to take pressure off parking near other stations, especially in Johnsonville. Mr O’Connor said he had proven his ability to advocate on a local and national stage. “The very reason I moved on from my previous position at the Police Association was that even though I was at my peak, leading a multimillion dollar business and advocating for police. Both I and the organisation needed refreshing. The same political refreshing will be good for Ohariu.” Labour Party Leader Andrew Little who joined the launch party last Wednesday said Labour had had an eye on Ohariu for a while. “Greg is a confident guy. I’m sure he has a chance against Peter Dunne,” Mr Little said. “It does not matter how long a person has been doing a job, there comes a time when a fresh face, a fresh approach, and fresh attitude is essential in every situation, especially a non political one,” Mr O’Connor said. Mr Robertson proved his abilities as auctioneer selling pieces like the tie that Justin Lester wore the night he was elected Mayor of Wellington, while the crowds enjoyed nibbles and beers.
Greg O’ Connor joined the race leading up to the general election in September. He aims to replace Peter Dunne as the Ohariu MP. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
St Benedict’s School in Khandallah is organising its annual spring fair. The school is still looking for sponsors, donations, and stall coordinators. If you are keen to volunteer now or have any new ideas please contact Kim Howard on email@example.com or phone 021 216 8564.
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By Julia Czerwonatis
Johnsonville resident and social worker Judy Dunce has recently finished a research report on bullying in schools. The former travel agent and trained pilot had made a U-turn in her career after she travelled and volunteered in eastern Asia engaging with children that live in poverty. The mother of two spoke to the Independent Herald about her anti-bullying research and engagement in the Wellington Thai community. Why did you choose it as a topic?
I was writing about implementing anti-bullying programmes in schools. It was a qualitative research, which means I conducted several interviews with social workers in schools. I was trying to figure out how we can make it easier to implement programmes. There is a wide range of challenges that makes it hard for schools and teachers to address bullying issues. For instance, teachers are under pressure of the curriculum requirements; they don’t have much space and time to fit it in.
Wellington City Council’s social housing team, City Housing, was named a winner in all four housing award categories it had been nominated for in the New Zealand branch Australasian Housing Institute Awards held in Wellington last Friday. The win puts the council in the running for the Australasia-wide awards being held later this year. Deputy Mayor and housing portfolio leader Paul Eagle said it was the combination of professionalism and compassion that makes City Housing exceptional. “It rewards the hard work done on the ground by our staff. They’re out there every day all across the city assisting our tenants with their needs. “The council made a vital decision 10 years ago to keep our social housing and care for our wonderful tenants. “The decision then to enter into a $400m partnership with central government to redevelop our social housing stock continues to deliver outstanding results,” Mr Eagle said. The city council has provided social housing since the 1950s and is working towards growing its social housing provision and also the amount of affordable private housing for people wanting to live in this city.
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Bullying is a nationwide problem. New Zealand has a high tolerance for violence. It is accepted as a rite of passage, and many teachers and parents don’t know how to address it. Someone in my family was bullied, and the effect on him was huge – I could see how big the impact on his personality was. So I thought about what could be done about the issue and started researching.
So what is your conclusion?
Intervention needs to be implemented on a wider range. Schools should include parents and members of the community. They also need to have a reporting system in place.
You have only recently qualified as a social worker. What have you been doing before?
I had a very varied life. I trained as a pilot because my dad was a pilot, and I guess, I wanted to be adventurous. But my travels and education led onto another adventure. After I finished the BA of Aviation I worked as a travel agent. I had the opportunity to travel a lot in my job. And a few years back I volunteered in an orphanage in Vietnam, and in a foster home in China which put me onto the idea of becoming a social worker. It was all the poverty that struck me. When I came back home, I just thought it was so wrong. So I did
a lot of research trying to understand.
Your travels didn’t only have an impact on your professional life but your personal life too. What is the story behind that?
Yes, I have adopted two children from Thailand. I think one of the most special things that came with adopting my children is the involvement we now have with the Thai community. They gave us the opportunity to learn so much about the culture, and they made us feel included and welcome. Last year we went back to Thailand to meet my children’s biological family. It was amazing; they were delighted to see the children and to see they’re doing well. We hope to go back soon.
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THE SUGAR TRADE Using delicious recipes sweetened with fructose-free sweeteners; glucose, rice syrup and 85% cacao chocolate, plus savoury snack alternatives. Join us at our cafe in Tawa for healthier snacks. The Linden Shops, 14 Collins Ave, Tawa www.facebook.com/thesugartrade & www.thesugartrade.com SHELLY BAY FITNESS DANCE Dance through Winter with a creative and different form of exercise. We will energize you and leave you with the ‘after-glow’ of exercise and a sense of mastery and confidence. Phone Lynne on 04 934 3920 or 0274 416 079 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org YOGA FOR THE PEOPLE Hot yoga for everybody. All body types, all sexes, all ages, all ethnicities, all fitness levels welcome. Classes will help you achieve your optimal weight, build muscle tone and enhance your wellbeing and peace of mind. 133 Tory Street, 3846825, www.yogaforthepeople.co.nz THE COURTYARD Courtenay Central invites you to welcome Wellington’s first indoor pop-up food and entertainment park at The Courtyard Weekend Block Party. Be the first to experience the new flavors and free entertainment on Friday 21st – Saturday 22nd July at 100 Courtenay Place. Follow the story at www.facebook.com/thecourtyardwellington HILLSIDE KITCHEN & CELLAR Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy our cosy restaurant. Sit down, relax, take your time, enjoy. Using the best local ingredients we celebrate modern multicultural New Zealand through food and wine. 241 Tinakori Road, 4737140, www.hillsidekitchen.co.nz THE RAMEN SHOP Following the same principles as a Japanese ramen shop, we make our noodles in house in the style of traditional chukamen, using only flour and alkaline water. We focus on local produce and products. 191 Riddiford Street, Newtown, 3892263, www.theramenshopwellington.com WELLINGTON SEWING CENTRE has a terrific stock of yarns for all your winter woolly projects. More than 70 kinds of yarn from 14 top-quality brands, plus an extensive range of knitting and crocheting patterns, make the large Kilbirnie Plaza shop a haven for wool-lovers. On Thursdays from 10am to noon, an informal group meets in the Centre’s comfy wool room to knit (or crochet) and natter. All are welcome. And there’s free 2 hour parking in Kilbirnie Plaza. Wellington Sewing Centre is your friendly, convenient wool shop!
RATA STUDIOS is holding a school holidays’ drama workshop for Yr 6-9 (10-13 year olds) students who enjoy drama and acting that will challenge them to view, interpret and develop characters on the theme of ‘Fight for the Waterhole’. Mon 10 – Fri 14 July. For more visit www.ratastuidos.co.nz OLIVE RESTAURANT In the morning enjoy coffee and scones, or a Bloody Mary and big breakfast, lounge in the courtyard with a cocktail in the afternoon, or step inside for a more formal evening meal. 170 Cuba Street, 802 5266, www.oliverestaurant.co.nz. WHITEBAIT Whitebait celebrates the best seasonal, local produce and New Zealand seafood –focussing on the freshest ingredients, cooked simply using our Josper charcoal fired oven. Proud to be taking part in Visa Wellington on a Plate August ‘17. 2015 winner of Cuisine’s Best New Restaurant in New Zealand. Clyde Quay Wharf, 385 8555, www.white-bait.nz. CHARLEY NOBLE EATERY & BAR Showcasing local ingredients, natural wine and craft beer. The menu includes a huge selection of Gluten Free and vegetarian options. Now open for Breakfast weekdays from 7am. Proud to be taking part in Visa Wellington on a Plate ‘17. Winner 2016 Best Drinks Menu - “Cuisine” Magazine. Ground floor, Huddart Parker Building, Phone 0508 242 753, www.charleynoble.co.nz. LASERFORCE WELLINGTON Wellington’s most exciting laser tag venue. Gear up with your state of the art Generation 6 Laserforce Battlesuit vest, phaser and stalk enemies to pumping music in an airconditioned maze! Enjoy arcade games and onsite café. 133 Tory Street, www.laser-force.co.nz ZEALANDIA Explore Wellington’s own wildlife sanctuary! With a 500-year vision, this 225 ha ecosanctuary is a groundbreaking conservation project that has reintroduced 18 species of native wildlife back into the area, six of which were previously absent from mainland New Zealand for over 100 years. See tuatara, takahe, kaka, saddleback and more living wild and free as nature intended. For the most engaging experience join a guided tour and learn about New Zealand’s unique natural history and the efforts made to protect it.
MOORE WILSON’S PORIRUA WINE, BEER & SPIRITS has undergone a nautical makeover to celebrate the regions sea-side setting. Browse a top range of quality wines inside the iconic Camborne boatsheds or select artisan spirits across a custom-built boat counter. Fresh craft beer available by the rigger. Kenepuru Drive, Porirua. www.moorewilsons.co.nz WELLINGTON MUSEUM Housed in the elegant Bond Store building on the waterfront, Wellington Museum is a treasure trove of curiosity for adults and children alike. Discover Wellington’s colourful past, and events that have shaped the city into the creative and vibrant capital. FRATELLI Serving fresh, modern Italian cuisine, specialising in 100% homemade pasta,gnocchi, risotto and pizza from the wood fired oven. We believe in using only the freshest ingredients to bring the authentic taste of Italy to your dining experience. 15 Blair Street, 8016615, www.fratelli.net.nz. THE KIWI ART HOUSE. Check out possible new artworks for your home from Wellington’s biggest selection of original paintings. Visit The Kiwi Art House Gallery, at the top of Cuba St. See exhibitions and work by top Wellington and national artists. 288 Cuba St Wellington. www.kiwiarthouse.co.nz SHELLY BAY CIRCUIT CLASSES Get your muscles moving this Winter by attending our circuit classes. We’ve combined a mixture of core strength, low impact muscle conditioning and simple cardio movements! Get your body into shape and leave feeling energized. Phone Lynne on 04 934 3920 or 0274 416 079 or email: email@example.com SPACE PLACE at Carter Observatory Travel through the southern skies in Space Place’s state-of-the-art planetarium. Explore the exhibition and take a look at the night sky through the historic Thomas Cooke telescope. Space Place is housed in Carter Observatory, New Zealand’s longest-serving national observatory.
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Jazz nights out
By Dan Taylor
Jazzy tunes filled Wellingtonâ€™s streets, bookstores, churches and bars last weekend as the capital hosted its annual Jazz Festival, with over 100 gigs in five days. Around 250 musicians from both New Zealand and internationally descended came to play their music to jazz-enthusiastic crowds. The Wellington Night Market in lower Cuba Street hosted several open air events on Saturday
night, with Black Spider Stomp, The Front-liners and AfroKan taking the stage on a crisp winters evening. On Sunday Kelburn Village Pub played host to two festival events, including Wellington Heads who played to an appreciative crowd on Sunday afternoon â€“ one couple even braving the standing room only space to dance enthusiastically. The Drinking and Dancing Society took to the stage afterwards with their New Orleans style jazz blues.
Alastar and Nick from Full Swing Vintage Dance Company
Kasey, Alex, Paul and April enjoying the Jazz at the Kelburn Pub
Kit and Sam Hollis sharing a drink at the Kelburn Pub
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Traditional Shotokan Karate-do Federation The TSKF Wellington dojo has been in operation since 1992. We offer classes for beginner grades and senior grades. These classes have adults and children in the same class, making it easy for a family to join together. It’s an
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“We were helped by a Waikato orchard which donated the persimmons, Community Fruit Hamilton that picked it, and LinFox Logistics Ltd who freighted it to Wellington and then our own volunteers to organise distribution,” Tracy explained. “It’s heartening to think of the chain of good will from all the many different people and organisations involved that donates, picks, packs, transports and distributes it to those in need in the Wellington region. “We know from the comments we get back from our charity partners that people particularly like getting fresh fruit and vegetables when they can.” Each year KCA provides food to 40,000 people in need in the Wellington region.
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