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Plastic Free July starts next week and locals are encouraged to try their hand at living without single use plastic items. The global campaign aims to raise awareness of the problems with single-use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. New Zealanders use 1.6 billion plastic bags a year. In Wellington, soft plastics blow out of the landfill site and polluting the surrounding native bush and waterways Continued on page 2. Pip Cameron, Ally Kirk Patrick and Sarah Child from Boomerang Bags with plastic free reusable bags. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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Boomerang Bags to launch ahead of Plastic Free July Continued from page 1. Boomerang Bags would be having their official launch ahead of the campaign to remind people they existed and wanted to do something about plastic bag waste. The group creates reusable cloth bags out of recycled materials which could be borrowed and returned or purchased for $10. The Wellington branch of Boomerang Bags was organised by Roseneath resident Pip Cameron earlier this year and has since spread to communities in Aro Valley, Mt Victoria, Karori and Miramar, with hopes to begin one in Newtown in coming months. Pip said she had seen a lot of support for a plastic free Wellington but wished to see more people coming onboard with initiatives, like Boomerang Bags. “We’ve got a lot of business backing but often its businesses that aren’t using plastic bags,” Pip said. “We find that in Wellington there are a lot of people for it and

we feel we have a community aspect to us. “Plastic bags are such a day to day item and we would like to change that. Fellow Boomerang Bags member Ally Kirkpatrick said the launch would be a chance to remind people the plastic free initiative was “real”. “The launch is about announcing to people and to politicians that we are here and that we want to change and they need to help us start,” Ally said. “It’s great to see Mayor Justin Lester getting behind it,” Sarah Child added. The team said they were looking forward to having more community input and would be looking to find a permanent space for all the Boomerang Bag communities in Wellington. Meanwhile, earlier this month the mayors from Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin publicly asked all New Zealand mayors to sign a letter formally asking the Government for a levy on plastic bags, or the ability for local councils to make their own rules.

The team would be having an official launch at Zealandia next week. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester also took to Countdown Newtown recently to hand out reusable bags to shoppers.

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Medical centre celebrates 30 years of help By Emma McAuliffe

Newtown Union Health Service celebrated 30 years of providing care to the southern and eastern suburbs at the weekend. The Newtown Union Health Service (NUHS) was founded by the union movement in response to decreasing access to care for people on low incomes. The model of Primary Health Care developed by NUHS is the basis of many of the developments of primary care in New

Zealand over the past 30 years. Doctor Ben Gray said Saturday’s celebration featured speeches from past staff and supporters, including Rongotai MP Annette King, and dances from Cambodian and Samoan dance groups. “It was a celebration for our patients, staff and supporters,” he said. Ben said NUHS was set up to care for those who “fell through the cracks” of the health system. This could include long term

sufferers of mental illness, beneficiaries and the immigrant community. “We’ve been long term innovators of primary care. “We wanted to care for a population instead of just person by person.” In their time of operation NUHS started interprofessional collaborative practice and the use of specialist doctors in clinics. “ We r e a l i s e d n u r s e s had separate skills to doctors and were not just there

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Grenfell fire ‘unlikely’ to happen here, councillor says By Emma McAuliffe

A fire similar to the United Kingdom’s devastating Grenfell Tower disaster was unlikely to happen here, Deputy Mayor and housing portfolio leader Paul Eagle has said. It is believed the fire at the London social housing block last week claimed at least 79 lives. There are nine council owned apartment buildings in Wellington at least four stories high, eight of which are in the southern and eastern suburbs. The buildings host 2400 homes.

“It was devastating to see the Grenfell Tower in flames and my thoughts go to the people who have lost their lives and to their families,” Mr Eagle said. He said since the fire people had had approached council wanting to know if their building was safe. “People are naturally concerned. “We’ve had our staff go through every single building to make sure all equipment is in place. “We have council staff in our units every week making sure our needs are met.

“Our buildings are subject to third party tests and independent verification to a Building Warrant of Fitness to the standard required by central Government and administered by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. “The council’s Building Warrant of Fitness compliance team additionally independently audit our warrant achievements to those specified systems required by the ministry. “A component of our compliance are six monthly fire evacuation drills for tenants, again undertaken by a third

party to ensure we maintain a high standard.” Meanwhile, Mr Eagle said it was important to remember United Kingdom housing policies were “completely different” to New Zealand’s. “In the UK policy is to stay put in your apartment during a fire, our policy is to go. “Right now all our buildings are up to scratch. “In case of an emergency follow the evacuation plan you’ve been trained in. “Fire safety is a priority for Wellington City Council housing,” Mr Eagle said.

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Transport advocates are calling on Government to introduce road pricing in Wellington. John Rankin, a spokesman for Congestion Free Wellington, said smarter road pricing was an essential tool in addressing traffic snarls at rush hour. “Drivers already pay indirectly to use roads, but with smarter road pricing such as tolls at peak times, it’s possible to reduce congestion.” He said road pricing worked in London, Singapore and Stockholm, with revenue helping to fund high-quality public transport.

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inbrief news Reader Competition Cook Strait News readers can win a family pass to The Little Duckling. See www.kidzstufftheatre.co.nz for more details. To be in the draw email the name of your favourite fairy tale to win@wsn.co.nz by Wednesday July 5. A complimentary pass will be emailed to the winner and you can book into the show that suits you best!

Matariki Markets Sustainability Trust is getting together a whole lot of ethical, local and eco-friendly traders, including Boomerang Bags, in one room for a Matariki-themed market this Saturday. There will also be food and coffee, sustainable living experts to chat to, activities for the kids and electric cars to try out. Market will take place on June 24 from 10am to 2pm at Sustainability Trust’s EcoCentre, 2 Forresters Lane. Next Tuesday, June 27 Sustainability Trust will be hosting a free natural skincare workshop between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Bookings essential. To book head to www.sustaintrust.org. nz/events

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Blogger wins Wellingtonian award The Cook Strait News will be profiling some of the southern and eastern suburbs residents who received Absolutely Positively Wellington Awards in June. Last week we profiled Miramar resident and mountain biker Ash Peters. This week we talk to Oriental Bay blogger Lucy Revill. By Emma McAuliffe

A blogger with her heart in Wellington walked away with an Absolutely Positively Wellington Award earlier this month. Oriental Bay blogger Lucy Revill was one of a dozen locals who received the annual accolade. Through her blog, The Residents, Lucy tells the stories of Wellington residents, as well as writing about places to eat, drink and enjoy Wellington. The blog received 14,000 unique hits per month and thousands more on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. It has been running since November 2015. Lucy said she thought it was cool to receive an Absolutely Positively Wellington Award for

her work. “It’s cool because when people think of people winning community awards they think of people working in soup kitchens but Wellington City Council [is] backing millennials, like me, who are working to create online content which has offline effects on how people see Wellington,” she explained. She said she enjoyed the blog because it gave her an outlet to explore Wellington. “It’s a shocking revelation, I know, but women don’t have to be interested in just one thing,” Lucy said. “Like I can blog about lipstick and food and write about people building bikes, I really like that I don’t have a niche. “For me the best thing about blogging is that it has two components. “It feeds my more out there personality; I can meet people and go to events. “It also feeds my introverted side; writing is very stilling for me.” Lucy’s next ventures would include more brand collaborations and co-hosting August’s Wellington on a Plate.

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Toastmasters begin new club in Newtown By Emma McAuliffe

Wellington’s newest Toastmasters club is encouraging more people to get involved. Newtown Toastmasters began in February as an opportunity for people in the community to be involved closer to home. Toastmasters is a worldwide organisation, with clubs throughout Wellington, that seeks to

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Thousands raised for Berhampore School By Emma McAuliffe

Nearly two years after Berhampore: Stories of a School and Suburb was published the book has raised nearly $10,000 for Berhampore School. Berhampore: Stories of a School and Suburb was edited by Kerryn Pollock and Sadie Coe and collated with a small group others. The book was produced entirely by volunteer efforts and sold nearly 500 copies, with a handful still available from Berhampore School. Proceeds from the book have gone back to the school and have been used to purchase items for classrooms and bark for the playground. Kerryn said the book was written as a way to

Sadie Coe and Kerryn Pollock wrote a book detailling the history of Berhampore. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

celebrate the School’s centenary, which took place in October 2015. The group started the book in the summer holidays between 2014 and 2015. “We started in January 2015 and we all got cracking,” Kerryn said. “It needed to be about the school within the context of the suburb.” “Because we had a deadline of October 2015, we really had quite a tight year to work on it,” Sadie added. The book was divided into thematic chapters. “Before we started we identified what we thought were the distinctive parts of Berhampore,” Kerryn said. “We found social housing, orphanages, artists and creative people. We also had Athletic Park and shops.

“The other big thing about Berhampore was that it’s a very multicultural place.” The pair said they had managed to find out things they never knew about the suburb they lived in. “I was surprised with how many orphanages there were here,” Sadie said. “I was surprised at how much diversity there was here, even right from the start both culturally and in class. It was mostly a working class suburb but there would be mansions.” The pair said they hoped to have the book available online in PDF form soon and would be looking to have a film and photo night later in the year. “We are so grateful to the community for telling their stories,” Sadie said.

Mt Cook resident to play the Fox in opera Mt Cook resident, Alexandra Gandioncol, has been chosen to play the Fox in the New Zealand School of Music’s 2017 biennial opera production of The Cunning Little Vixen by Leoš Janáček. The Victoria University of Wellington based school announced the opera this week and would feature classical voice students performing alongside the New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) Orchestra conducted by NZSM senior tutor Kenneth Young. The production, presented in the Hannah Playhouse, will be directed by Jon Hunter, and designed by Owen McCarthy and Glenn Ashworth. The Cunning Little Vixen is based on a comic-strip story and was developed into a compelling reflection on the cycle of life and death by Leoš Janáček. Alexandra has been a choral

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scholar at the Orpheus Choir of Wellington and Sacred Heart Cathedral, as well as piano and voice teacher at local music schools and primary schools. She was a soloist in Cantoris Choir’s ‘Baroque to Broadway’ in early 2016, and later on she appeared as Susanna (Le

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Checkout operators rock Political satire, out at special event song and dance By Julia Czerwonatis

Checkout operators from the Wellington region proved they could rock at last week’s Checker of the Year event with the theme “rock star” at the St James Theatre. Sixteen New World and PAK’nSAVE teams took to the tills on stage to compete for the chance to be named Checker of Year in Foodstuffs’ annual competition. Foodstuffs CEO Chris Quin said the event was about celebrating those people who made a lasting impression on their customers. “We are so proud of you guys.” Chris said people learnt a lot about human interaction as a checker operator. He traced the Checker of the Year event back to its beginning in 1948. “That was when our tills weren’t computers, and the checkers were adding the item prices in their heads,” Chris said. With five tills on stage checker operators from different teams competed in several heats. They were judged by a team of eight senior Foodstuffs staff on their speed, presentation, customer service and accuracy as they scanned 30 items as quickly as possible, while also staying friendly and composed.

It was Carol Poduje’s second Checker of the Year event. “I was a little nervy up on stage but it’s just so much fun. “It’s something very positive for the supermarkets,” Carol said. A good checker operator had to be able to communicate well, Carol explained. “You have to make the customer feel welcome.” Team New World Miramar had high hopes for this year’s competition. India Flood said her team had prepared for the event with a lot practising. “The team is really pushing it. I haven’t been to the competition before but I’ve heard the tales at work,” India said. “This is so much fun.” She explained that being a checker operator was quite an intuitive job. “You just stay calm and friendly, even if something goes wrong,” India said. Her colleague Ashleigh Quayle came third in the competition. Wellington checker champion was Vanessa Cone from PAK’nSAVE Kapiti. Ashleigh and the other regional winners will be mystery shopped in the coming months to determine the Checker of the Year.

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Ashleigh Quayle from the New World Miramar crew took third place at the Wellington Checker of Year heat. PHOTO: Supplied

SPCAs to join forces to create one body SPCA delegates from around New Zealand, including Wellington SPCA in Newtown, voted to move to one national entity at the weekend. This decision, made at the RNZSPCA annual general meeting would lead to the creation of one SPCA in New Zealand to bring together the SPCAs around the country into one future-focused national entity. Wellington SPCA chief executive Steve Glassey said this decision would lead to the creation of One SPCA in New Zealand, with centres across the country working together to help prevent cruelty to animals. “The decision to move to a unified SPCA was made after two years of discussions and consultation,” he said. “Ultimately the Wellington SPCA and other SPCA centres knew that the previous national structure was not sustainable or fit-for-purpose.” Steve said working as a team with other centres in New Zealand more could be done to prevent cruelty to animals. “As one SPCA we can achieve more for

our country’s most vulnerable animals than we could with each centre working independently. “The focus of Wellington SPCA won’t change: we want to help animals in need and support our community. “As one organisation we will be able to access centralised funding opportunities and benefit from economies of scale – enabling all centres to have the resources to do more for the animals.” Steve said although Wellington had been “fine” it was “heart-breaking” to see other centres not so well off. “By virtue of post code, some animals have been unable to be helped and it is the right thing for the animals to move to one and take down these boundaries”. “Having been a former SPCA Inspector back in the 1990s, it was nonsensical even back then that were not a single national organisation.” Later this year, members of Wellington SPCA will be invited to a meeting to confirm their support to transition their Society into the new national organisation.

Election season is looming and with it comes political satire. Pinky Agnew and Lorae Parry will be bringing their successful and satirical Destination Beehive: 2017 to Circa Theatre next month to poke fun at the New Zealand elections with a bit of song and dance. The pair has previously brought politics to the stage with Destination Beehive in 2014 and The Candidate in 2005. Pinky, a Lyall Bay resident, said Destination Beehive: 2017 was a musical set in a television studio and would centre around a fictional electorate called Tinakori Heights. “We meet the candidates, who are fictional but from real political parties,” she said. “We also meet real life politicians, both domestic and imported. “You can expect to see everything from Labour to The Opportunities Party, we like the new parties, to Green, National and New Zealand First.” Pinky said she believed political satire continued to be an important part of elections in 2017. “I have a strong belief that political satire is part of a robust society, wherever you see creation crushed you see democracy dead.

“There’s very little political satire on television except for the six o’clock news. “You’ve got Bill English, and Andrew Little and the most interesting thing about them is their deputies. “I think for us when you look overseas our political satire is relatively staid so our challenge is to make it interesting and carry people along for an hour fifteen,” she said. Pinky said she hoped the show would be able to remain current and add things in as the season continued. “We are in the early months of an election campaign and things can change, we like adding topical humour. “That’s the great thing about live theatre.” Pinky said the show was expected to sell out and she would be glad to see politicians in the audience. “I think in New Zealand people like politicians who can laugh at themselves, that’s why we have so many embarrassing photos of John Key eating a hot dog and Bill English with pineapple on pizza,” she said.  Destination Beehive: 2017 will be running from July 8 to August 5. Performance Times are 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday and 4.30pm on Sunday. Tickets are $30 to $52. To book call (04) 801 7992 or visit www.circa.co.nz

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Anna Britz, Newtown “Yes, absolutely. I am already plastic free.”

Hugo Lawrence, Newtown “Absolutely. It would be ridiculous not to. I think the whole world should go plastic free.”

Mary Richard, Newtown “I’m not sure about plastic bags but I definitely think we shouldn’t have plastic bottles and containers. They are so wasteful.”

Alan Cody, Newtown “No, we need plastic bags. Why should we be plastic free?”

Pip Cameron, Roseneath “Yes but people need to work at it. People need to get involved.”

Sarah Child, Aro Valley “Plastic free would be ideal. Plastic is harmful for our bodies.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to news@wsn. co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Corded phones Dear Editor, Recently where I was staying we had a 40 minute power cut. I had to ring the power company, metlink, etc for various reasons and the only phone that worked was the corded one with a jack point, the cordless one was a no go. Despite this, they’re trying to phase

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Manawatu locals are being encouraged to ‘live, laugh and share’ with the community’s elders. This week is National Volunteer Week, which is a week dedicated to recognising and celebrating the vital contribution volunteers make in New Zealand. This year’s theme is ‘live, laugh, share – volunteer’. Enliven, part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support Central, operates Willard Home and Brightwater Home and Village in Palmerston North, as well as Coombrae Home and Village in Feilding. Volunteers are making a real difference to the lives of the elders living at the Enliven homes, and more volunteers are always welcome, explains Enliven general manager Nicola Turner. “Enliven volunteers are invaluable because they support elders to maintain their interests and hobbies and remain connected to the community.” She says the elders love having the volunteers visit their home. “They brighten the days of the people they visit, and many develop fantastic friendships.

The elders have so many skills and stories to share.” Enliven’s Manawatu homes, Willard Home, Brightwater Home and Coombrae Home, are all on the lookout for new volunteers. Volunteer roles include, but aren’t limited to, driving the home’s van on outings, helping with the men’s shed, gardening, beauty therapists to paint nails, assisting with morning tea, baking or doing craft with residents, newspaper readers, quizmasters, musicians, parents to visit with young children, people to visit with friendly pets, people to chat with residents one-on-one, and so much more.  To express your interest in volunteering to help brighten the day of elders living in Enliven homes in the Manawatu, including Willard Home and Brightwater Home in Palmerston North, or Coombrae Home in Feilding, free phone 0508 TO HELP, or email support@psc.org.nz. To find out more about Enliven’s homes and villages near you, free phone 0508 ENLIVEN or visit www.enlivencentral.org. nz. PBA


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Resident takes on the Little and Eagle experience the fast during Ramadan pageant challenge By Emma McAuliffe

A Mt Cook resident is aiming to be the next Miss Universe New Zealand after challenging herself to compete. Sophie Dalmuir is one of 20 finalists in this year’s pageant and would be travelling to Auckland in August for the finals. Until then she would be aiming to get votes from the public and would take part in an entrepreneurial challenge as part of her quest for the top. Sophie, who grew up in the southern suburbs and attended Wellington High School, said this was the second time she had entered Miss Universe New Zealand. She entered last year but only made it to the semi-finals. “I really like doing pageants for the challenge,” Sophie said. “I like to challenge myself- I’ve lived in Japan, I did a marathon. “It definitely builds confidence, you meet amazing people,” she said. Sophie said despite pageants being frequently criticised for their sexism overseas,

this was not something she had experienced herself. “In New Zealand the pageants are different. “They have really good core values and I think that’s an amazing thing. “I think that’s what’s promoted more,” she said. Charity is a big part of the Miss Universe New Zealand pageants, Sophie explained, and one of the reasons she chose to take part. A portion of the cost of each vote for Sophie would go towards the SCOT Foundation and the entrepreneurial challenge would see funds go to Variety. “I’ve supported charities before, I was a Tear Fund PR intern in 2013 and I lived on $1.25 for a week which is on the poverty line. “It’s important to me to support charity,” she said.  For more information head to www. facebook.com/sophiedalmuirpublic/ or www.iticket.co.nz/events/2017/aug/ sophie-dalmuir

Paul Eagle and Andrew Little joined muslim religious leaders as part of an event during Ramadan at the weekend. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe

The Leader of the Opposition had the opportunity to experience Ramadan in Kilbirnie at the weekend. Labour Leader Andrew Little and Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle joined The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand and local mosque leaders in the event. Mr Eagle said he and Mr Little were warmly received at the event. “We discussed the needs of the Muslim community in this part of Wellington,” he said. “I visit the mosque regularly and enjoy learning more about Muslims. “It was extra special this time to learn more about Ramadan and why people do it.

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Library celebrates the lives of refugees By Emma McAuliffe

Newtown Library hosted a special event for children on Tuesday. The library hosted students from Newtown School’s English Language Learners alongside the Make It Foundation for World Refugee Day. Michelle Carlile-Alkhouri from the Make It Foundation and book designer Anna Brown read the children stories told by Syrian refugees and then rewritten and illustrated by Island Bay School students. Multicultural customer specialist at the Wellington City Libraries, Debbie House said this was the first time the library had worked with Newtown School and the Make It Foundation in

this way. “We wanted to acknowledge the strength and the courage of the refugee community by hosting a story time for the children,” Debbie said. World Refugee Day is celebrated internationally with support from the United Nations to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. The Make It Foundation is a registered charity working to bring creative projects to Syrian refugee children living in hardship outside of Syria. This includes running educational and community projects encouraging understanding of the refugee experience and promoting empathy through stories of those with that experience.

Michelle Carlile-Alkhouri from Make It Foundation reads to Newtown School students. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

Be their guest: colleges prepare for Beauty and the Beast

Centre: Zung Mai who plays Belle and Antonio vaha who plays the Beast in rehearsal. PHOTO: Supplied By Emma McAuliffe

Wellington East Girls’ College students will be taking to the stage next week to recreate the magic of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The school has teamed up with

St Patrick’s College and Rongotai College to perform the wellknown classic, which was remade into a live action film this year. Wellington East Girls College head girl, Greta Healy-Melhuish, would be playing Cogsworth in

the production and said she was looking forward to the show. “I think this is really exciting for me because it’s the last one I’ll get to do,” she said. “The year 13 musical is always something you look forward to.”

Meanwhile St Patrick’s College student Antonio Vaka would be playing the Beast. He said he was looking forward to taking on the role, after playing Vince Fontaine in a previous production of Grease. “The Beast is very authoritative,” Antonio said. “He’s misunderstood, he’s the kind of guy who hides his emotions and he’s lost all hope of finding love. “Throughout the play he starts to loosen up. He starts to show human qualities again that were thought to be lost,” he explained. Antonio had not seen his mask yet but he knew it had one purpose, “it’s going to make me look ugly”. Greta, who was in the school’s 2015 production of Les Miserables, said the cast were all “very eager” to get on stage and start performing.

“I think there’s something really special about seeing it live,” she said. “I think we have a really great music team, it’s looking really good.” “We have an amazing team here,” Antonio added. “I think we can really recreate the Disney magic of the film with our show. “So jump on it.”  Wellington East Girls’ College production of Beauty and the Beast will be taking place from Wednesday, June 28 through Saturday, July 1. All shows at 7pm except Saturday, July 1, when show is at 6pm. Show will be taking place at Wellington East Girls’ College hall. Tickets available on the door and at the student services centre. Adults cost $15 and students/children cost $10.

Letters from China to Brooklyn By Julia Czerwonatis

When Barbara Francis met her Brooklyn landlady Agnes Moncrieff, known as Nessie, 60 years ago neither woman knew that years later Barbara would publish a part of Nessie’s life story. You Do Not Travel in China at the Full Moon is a selection of letters Nessie sent back to New Zealand while she was travelling through China as the YWCA’s (Young Women’s Christian Association) foreign secretary from 1930 to 1945. “The title wasn’t chosen by chance. Nessie was in China during the Second Sino-Japanese War, when the Japanese bombed the country,” Barbara said. “In her letters she often mentions the dangers of travelling

overland – especially at a fullmoon.” In April 1938 Agnes wrote to her mother “You do not travel in China at the full moon if you can help. There are always air raids”. Most of the typed and handwritten letters were addressed to Nessie’s mother, one of her friends or the YWCA. After returning from China, Nessie lived in Brooklyn from the early 1950s until the late 1970s working as a teacher at the Correspondence School. She was active in women’s affairs including being on the committee to set up the National Advisory Council on the Employment of Women (NACEW). Barbara first met Nessie when she came to Wellington in 1956 to study at the Teachers’ Training College.

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Former Brooklyn resident Agnes Moncrieff, better known as Nessie, lived and worked in China from 1930 to 1945. Barbara Francis (photo) recently published a collection of letters her friend Nessie send back home to New Zealand. PHOTO: Supplied


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New classroom for Houghton Valley School Houghton Valley School is set to receive a new classroom following this year’s Budget announcement. Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe visited the school on Monday to share the news with the school. He said the increasing role at the school had meant it was important to gain a new classroom. “This new classroom will extend the school’s capacity and continue our commitment to expand the network in areas of ongoing population growth,” Mr Macindoe said. “This additional classroom will complement work already underway at the school to remediate weather-tightness is-

sues and provide students with modern, innovative classrooms that support students to learn and achieve.” It is expected that the new classroom will be operational in time for the 2019 school year. The announcement was part of the first round of infrastructure investments announced as part of the Budget. Government was set to invest $456.5 million in education infrastructure with the Budget, committing to extending and improving schools, Mr Macindoe said. Further announcements about Budget 2017 school property investments would be made over the next few weeks.

Tim Macindoe announces new classroom to be built at Houghton Valley School. PHOTOS: Tim Macindoe Facebook

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Hockey players take to the turf after new upgrades were revealed. PHOTO: Neil Price

A new hockey turf opened in at the National Hockey Stadium at Berhampore at the weekend following a $3.2 million upgrade by Wellington City Council. The hockey stadium upgrade includes the new playing turf, LED flood lights, upgrades to the existing car park, new parking spaces, player shelters and changing rooms. Wellington Hockey chief executive Trafford Wilson said the expansion of the hockey stadium would make a huge difference for those playing and watching the sport. “The opening of the third turf at the National Hockey Stadium is a huge milestone and allows hockey to cater to its existing player base and continue to grow,” he said. “Having three fields will also allow the city to attract more high-profile hockey games to the region.” Deputy Mayor, Paul Eagle, who is also the recreation portfolio leader, said the opening of the new turf was good news for the region’s players, because the original two turfs are operating at capacity.

The sport has had 35 per cent growth in seven years and more than 15,000 participants. “The lights at the Hockey Stadium were often glowing long into the night,” Mr Eagle said. “The new turf will allow players to train and play at more family friendly times and give the sport room to expand. “The other upgrades will allow Wellingtonians to play sport in the summer and winter with less disruption because of field closures and with better facilities at pavilions.” The project was the latest in a long list of upgrades to Wellington City Council sports’ fields, with another $2.7 million spent in the past year across eight fields and three pavilions, including Hataitai Park, Martin Luckie Park and Wakefield Park. Council contributed about $2.1 million to the project, with an additional $1.1 million coming from Wellington Hockey and grants from the Lotteries Commission, New Zealand Community Trust and Lion Foundation.

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Lions all business in the front, no party in the backs The British and Irish Lions forward pack laid a terrific platform to beat the New Zealand Maori but it does confirm a few theories. There’s clearly a huge difference in class between the Lion’ midweek team and their weekend side. Highlanders and Blues fans can enjoy their victories in midweek games but perhaps the Crusaders deserve more respect for keeping a Saturday Lions team tryless. As dominant as the visitors were in Rotorua, for all the territory and possession they had, which included 81 percent of the ball in the second half, they could only muster two tries, both from close range. The All Blacks smashed Samoa 78-0 in a glorified training run and showed more enterprise on attack in one game than the Lions have all tour.

If Steve Hansen’s men can avoid giving away penalties within goal kicking range and can avoid defensive scrums 5m from their line then I don’t see how Warren Gatland’s men expect to score enough points to beat the All Blacks. The home team will have to be wary of the Lions’ rush defence. It’s been on display all tour and I’m sure the world champions will have a plan in place. I expect New Zealand to at least have parity with the English forwards and be far too slick in the back. While every tour match is important, the success of it will be defined by the three test matches. Even one win may be enough to give this Lions team some credibility but if they got it in game one on Saturday, then it will a fantastic series.

Thursday June 22, 2017

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Sports awards to celebrate Wellington’s top athletes The 2017 Wellington Hospitality Group Sportsperson of the Year Awards were held last Wednesday to celebrate the city’s top performers. Reigning Super Rugby champions, Hurricanes, were named winners of the 2017 Wellington Hospitality Group ‘Supreme Sports Award’. The team were big winners on the night, picking up the Hiremaster ‘Team of the Year’ category, while their All Black first-five Beauden Barrett won the Black and Gold Events ‘Sportsman’ category and team coach, Chris Boyd was named NZCT ‘Coach of the Year’. Administrators and clubs

were also recognised at the awards evening. Netball Wellington General Manager, Sue Geale was named winner of the Trish McKelvey Leadership award for her contribution and service over the last year. Paralympic gold medallist Mary Fisher was another double-award winner, being named the Cigna ‘Disabled Sportsperson’ as well as Wellington Sports Med ‘Sportswoman of the Year’. Her impressive year in the pool saw her break her own world record in the 50m Butterfly and win gold in the 100m Backstroke in Rio. Justin Toebes was the recipient of the Wellington

Community Trust ‘Lifetime Contribution to Sport’ Award for his long-standing contribution to basketball. Sport Wellington Chief Executive Phil Gibbons said the judges once again faced major challenges due to the large number of high quality nominations submitted this year. “The Awards recognises and celebrates the wonderful accomplishments and success of our region. Our record attendance of over 700 people and the range of finalists at the community, club and emerging to high performance levels really shows how outstanding the sporting year has been,” he said.

Masters athlete a national champ By Dave Crampton

A master’s athlete is the national marathon champion after his effort at the Wellington Marathon on 18 June. Stephen Day, from Wellington Scottish, clocked 2 hours 32.03 seconds to take both the national and Wellington titles. His time was more than four minutes faster than the 2016 winning time -and he smashed his personal best by five minutes. He also set a Master’s record for his 40-49 years age group, beating the old record by nearly one and a half minutes. The two Japanese favourites, Wellington-based Hirotaka Tanimoto, who clocked 2hrs 20min in Melbourne in 2015, and Kosuke Hamada, who ran 2 hours 28 mins in Senshu, Japan, both ran slower than 2 hours 37 minutes and were outside the top five. Stephen said he got into a good group at the start with a couple of Scottish clubmates. “As we turned into the wind for the last 8km I started to pick people off - first Kosuke Hamada, and then Hiro, and I got Sam (McCutcheon) with a bit less than 2km to go. “I felt smooth and comfortable over that second half.” But Stephen almost never entered the event. “I only switched my entry from the half to the full earlier this week,” he said. “I’d been helping to host our guest runner from Japan and had also heard about all the great running from the

Stephen Day. PHOTO: Rowan Greig

Scottish boys at Christchurch and jealously decided I wanted to get in on the action - especially because it was National champs.” He also wanted to be part of a winning Scottish team at the championships. But he did not win as an individual – he came second. The winner was also Wellington resident Dan Lowry but as he is not a Wellington club member he is unable to claim the Wellington title, and as he is not a New Zea-

lander he is unable to claim the National title. Stephen said he was stoked to claim the National title. “I’m rapt with the way I ran It’s pretty cool to pick up a marathon title.” He also got his goal of being in the winning Scottish team. About 4000 runners and walkers from 13 countries and all ends of New Zealand competed in various events as part of the Wellington Marathon.


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