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A bold shave By Julia Czerwonatis

Newlands College students kicked off this year’s Shave for a Cure event at their school with an auction that raised $6,000 for cancer patients. Despite cold temperatures, eight students and one teacher

decided to go bald this winter to donate money for a good cause. Students gathered last Friday in the Newlands College Hall bidding their money to win the chance to shave off their classmates’ hair. Continued on page 2.

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Newlands College students shave their heads for charity Continued from page 1. Tiarne Southon was the first to receive a new haircut. “I’ve seen so many people in the years before me doing it, but I have never had the guts to join before,” she said. After one of her fellow students had a first go on her hair, professional hairdresser Morgan MacDonald from Salon Savoy in Tawa gave Tiarne a smooth shave. “It’s an awesome initiative; I’m not sure I could do it,” Morgan said. Tiarne said her hair had been about half a metre long. She donated it to Happy Hair who make wigs for cancer patients. Shave for a Cure is a nationwide programme. Shavees have been raising funds for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand and the six Kiwis diagnosed with blood cancer or related conditions every day for the past 15 years.

This year’s $1million aim has almost been achieved. Geoff Miller was the volunteer teacher to join the Newlands College fundraiser. “The group of students that have joined and organised this year’s event is quite big in comparison to previous years,” Geoff explained. Geoff said he was a bit nervous as about half a dozen of his students had a go with his new hair cut. Michael Chang broke the record of the day raising $360 for his hair. Michael and Jess Mok, who hadn’t cut her hair for two years before having it shaved off for $350, were the initiators for this year’s event. Everyone agreed that it would take some time to get used to the bald head: “It feels like my head has become shorter,” Kyran Van Asch said. However, the organisers said the fundraiser was a success.

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“The movie is for the whole family,” Novalie said. Tickets cost $25 each, and include a glass of beer or wine, or an ice cream – all proceeds would go towards the Children’s Ward. There will also be spot prizes on the night. Novalie’s mother Michelle McGuire said they would also happily accept monetary or toy donations from businesses that are interested in supporting this cause. “In return for donations, we will advertise your business, to thank you for your support, on the night.”  Please contact Novalie at novalie.mcguire@student. qmc.school.nz for details.


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Acting fast for a better recovery from strokes The Wellington Northern Suburbs Stroke Club invited members and associates to a mid-winter celebration at St John’s in Johnsonville thanking the community for their support and introducing the latest developments in clinical research. Stroke field officer and event host Sue Robertson said Stroke Club was offering a place for stroke survivors to go and connect with others. “We welcome everyone in our society, this is not only a place for stroke survivors but the entire community,” Sue said.

Stroke has recently introduced their campaign FAST – face dropping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to call 111. With the FAST campaign, Stroke is raising awareness for signs of a stroke and explains that people who are suffering one need to act as fast as possible. The Wellington Northern Suburbs Stroke Clubs president John Brooking talked about his stroke back in 2006. “It was extremely sudden, and the recovery wasn’t easy,”

John said. “Every stroke is very complex, and they are all different from each other.” However, John said, the faster people get into the hospital when suffering a stroke, the better the recovery. Lai Kin Wong, clinical nurse and specialist at the Stroke Clinic of the Wellington Hospital, said it was important that patients get treatment within three hours after suffering a stroke. Wellington Hospital has developed a new treatment to remove clots from the brain and

will extend their stroke unit to 12 beds by the end of the year. “Strokes are part of ageing,” Lai explained. “It’s not always preventable but fit and healthy people will have a good chance of recovery.”  Stroke meets every first Wednesday of the month, 2pm at Zampelles Coffee Bar in the Johnsonville Mall, and each third Wednesday, 12.302.30pm at the Uniting Church Rooms, Dr. Taylor Terrace. Contact sueneil.robertson@ gmail.com for more details.

Kindergarten retraces its origins By Julia Czerwonatis

The early childhood centre, formerly known as Paparangi Kindergarten, has changed its name to Paparārangi Kindergarten tracing back the roots of the suburb’s name. “Over the past few years the teaching team has been on a journey of finding out about the history of the land the kindergarten,” Isabel Boyd, Paparārangi Kindergarten headteacher, said. “One of the starting points for us was to research the meaning of our suburb Paparangi and the origins behind its name.” The staff team found out that the area was originally called Paparārangi, which means “range” or “ridge of hills”. It was misinterpreted as “Paparangi” when the suburb was named. Isabel said the name changing was a long process as the kindergarten staff wanted to make sure a name change was appropriate. “We connected with the local Papakainga, Ngā Hau E Whā o Paparārangi, and have been fortunate to be able to take the children up there for visits and have them experience

inbrief news DYW quiz night DYW is hosting a quiz night at 1841 Bar and Restaurant in Johnsonville as part of their fundraising for 2017. The evening will be held on Saturday, July 9, starting at 7pm. Teams can be made up of six to eight people. Tickets for $20 are available on an individual basis or as a team. Team names and themes are strongly encouraged. Spot prizes and raffles will be available for auction on the night, including a signed All Blacks Jersey. All profits made will go towards supporting the children and families of Diabetes Youth Wellington. Please note that due to the venue, those attending must be over 18 years old. Please RSVP at goo.gl/forms/wdaasbUVgogZjkKV2 or send your response to vice.presdyw@gmail.com. Online payments can be made to 03-0502-0158465-00 – please reference your name in the details.

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a Whakatau and hear local stories,” Isabel said. “As they carry the name Paparārangi we began discussions with them about the possibility of changing the name of the kindergarten to the original Paparārangi and they we very excited and supportive about the idea.” Lena Meinders, Ngā Hau E Whā o Paparārangi chairper-

son, said it was fantastic that the kindergarten has chosen to change their name. “By recognising the original name and the rightful spelling of Paparārangi, the kindergarten created an honourable relationship with the Treaty, with our Marae, and with our community,” Lena said. It would need some time to get used to the name, but

a few children have already been very conscious about the change and were embracing, Isabel said. Paparārangi Kindergarten unveiled their new name which was added to the Waharoa last Friday as part of their Matariki celebrations. “Matariki celebrates the new year, a new start, so we thought it would fit together well.”

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inbrief news Free co-working day SubUrban Co-working is offering a free day trial for at their Johnsonville office in July. For more information contact Kathleen Wright at contact@suburban. org.nz.

Enrolling for election More than three million packs will be sent out this week as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign to enrol voters for the 2017 General Election. The personalised enrolment update packs are being sent to all enrolled voters and will arrive in letterboxes over the next few days. The pack includes a form setting out the individual’s current enrolment details with space to record any changes. Voters are asked to check if the details on the form are correct. If they need to be changed, voters can fill out the form that is supplied in the pack and send it back in the return envelope. If voters don’t receive a letter by Friday, it means they are not enrolled or need to update their details.  Visit elections.org.nz or pick up an enrolment form at a post shop to enrol. You can also request a form by calling 0800 36 76 56 or by texting your name and address to 3676.  If an enrolment pack arrives this week for someone who doesn’t live at the address, it should be marked return to sender and put back in the post so the local Registrar of Electors knows the voter is no longer at that address.

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Carrie said. “All parties will get their share on stage.” Carrie said in Wellington people were politically minded and would make a great audience. “However, Destination Beehive: 2017 is for everyone, even those who aren’t up to date with the latest developments, to come and have a laugh,” Carrie said. The actress said she loved working together with Pinky and Lorae. “It’s so motivating and inspiring to have a woman director and writer. They are two amazing

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to make sense with the current political climate, Carrie said. “Political satire has slowly faded away from New Zealand TV shows and theatre stages in the recent years, however Destination Beehive in 2014 was very popular, so we hope to repeat the success.”  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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Change in career to save daughter’s preschool A snap decision to save her daughter’s preschool has led Victoria University of Wellington alumna Miranda Major to a change of career and a new qualification. Miranda, who had initially studied accounting and law at the University of Otago, said she “kind of fell into early childhood teaching” five years ago when she received an email from the former owner of Donald Street Preschool in Karori announcing that they would be closing. Miranda said the familyfriendly environment that the preschool offered was too special to pass up, so she and her husband Bruce made a quick decision. “We got the email on the Fri-

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The Wellington City Council, Foodstuffs, and Countdown have pooled together their money for a new chiller truck to support Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA) and their food rescue mission. Tracy Wellington, KCA manager and co-founder, said the chiller truck would make their work a lot easier. “We are really pleased with the chiller truck. We were using the KCA van and my private car to collect our 80 banana boxes of rescued food daily which meant a lot driving back and forth,” Tracy said. Her volunteer team picks up unwanted food (on average 450 kilos a day) from local supermarkets and food fairs each day and distributes them to various welfare organisations in the greater Wellington region that

supply families in need. “Now we can do everything in one go, which saves us a lot of time,” Tracy explained. Johnsonville Auto Super Shoppe owner Marc Blech will be donating his time and labour to servicing KCA’s new chiller truck. Councillor Iona Pannett, portfolio leader for infrastructure and sustainability, said initiatives like KCA were important for the community. “It’s good for our environment and works towards equality between citizens.” Foodstuffs’ waste minimization programme coordinator Jennifer Elliot explained Foodstuffs was very focused on reducing waste which is why they support KCA. Johnsonville Countdown manager John Angelica said reducing waste and rescuing food was absolutely the

right thing to do. “This is also about community engagement and a great thing to protect our planet,” John explained. KCA stores some of their goods in a warehouse in Grenada North, however, most of the food that Tracy and her 74 part-time volunteers are rescuing is being distributed the same day. Tracy and her husband Phil started the charity five and a half years ago from their double garage in Tawa today they are supplying 62 clients. Volunteer Wayne Ford from Ngaio has been involved with KCA for one and a half years. He will be driving the new chiller truck. “I enjoy the work because it’s for a good cause. It’s something to believe in.”  New volunteers are welcome. Contact Tracy on admin@kca.org.nz.

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RECOLLECTIONS On until 27 August 2017, Pataka Art + Museum Nearly all of Pataka's 25,000 objects are on display in two exhibitions while its storage facilities are being upgraded. Recollections features an eclectic selection of personal and household items from the early and mid-20th century, with everything from toothpaste and medical equipment to an array of vacuum cleaners, toys and old tools on display. Many of

the objects in the Recollections exhibition come from the former Porirua Museum and some have been taken out of storage for the first time since they came to Pataka in 1982. Next door is the exhibition The hoe and the hoiho in which Titahi Bay born artist Wayne Youle has put his spin on the objects out of storage, curating them to explore the idea of value.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you think about New Zealand’s victory at the America’s Cup?

Deanna Sigmund, Johnsonville “I’m very stoked. I followed the cup and really enjoyed the commentating. I’m absolutely ecstatic about it.”

Belinda McMillan, Kapiti “I followed it on the radio every day when I was getting ready for work. The New Zealander boys were so humble about their win. It’s just amazing.”

Gareth Curtis, Johnsonville “I was up Tuesday morning to watch the race. I’m very happy that we have won.”

David Feehan, Newlands “It’s great. It’s going to provide economic benefit for us when the cup will be held in Auckland – which is going to be good for tourism industry, our slumping boat building industry and, as a musician I know, it will provide jobs for artists.”

Peter Luke, Johnsonville “The victory is fantastic. It looked like they took it easy in the qualifiers and were at their best at the end.”

Molly Fiso, Johnsonville “It’s fantastic, I’m so proud. They have won with style. It’s an awesome day for everybody. We are so very blessed with our sportsmen in New Zealand.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville the garage of a house in Ohariu Road was broken into when an intruder jemmied the padlock securing the door. Tradesman’s power tools, a charger and batteries and an apron containing hand tools were stolen. A black Mitsubishi Outlander stationwagon parked locked on the road in Chesterton Street overnight had its right rear window smashed to gain entry. The vehicle was searched and a pair of sunglasses stolen. Also in Chesterton Street a grey Nissan

Murano stationwagon, parked locked on the road overnight, had its driver’s side window smashed to gain entry. The vehicle was searched but it is not yet known if anything was stolen. Other vehicles in this street are believed to have been interfered with during the same time frame. A brown Nissan hatchback parked locked overnight in Sunflower Way suffered a smashed front left side window. A wallet left in the vehicle, containing a driver’s licence, bank cards and cash was stolen. A pair of sunglasses was also taken.

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In Newlands a new house nearing completion was broken into via a forced aluminium window at the side of the house. An oven, a vanity unit, a light fitting, paints and hand tools were stolen. In Churton Park a garden centre in Middleton Road was entered when intruders climbed over a rear fence. This entry did

not trigger the alarm. A number of bonsai trees were stolen. In Ngaio a new metal ladder, left outside the front window of a house in Motueka Street, was stolen. In Crofton Downs a number of bonsai trees, located at the rear of a house in Randolph Road, were stolen.

Northland Tunnel strengthening nearing halfway Earthquake-strengthening work on the Northland Tunnel is progressing well, with 40 percent of work now complete. New columns and a reinforced concrete beam on the Karori side of the tunnel have been constructed. Sixteen rock anchors have also been installed to secure the steep slope above the portal, and cracks in the existing retaining walls have been repaired. Wellington City Councillor Chris CalviFreeman, portfolio leader for transport strategy and operations, said work originally due to be finished by the end of June had been extended to mid-September. “The strengthening work is taking longer than expected as our engineers found variable ground conditions behind the portal walls, which needed further investigation and redesign. “The limited availability of specialist

subcontractors following the Kaikoura earthquake led to more delays,” Mr CalviFreeman said. “We’ve got extra resources now and expect to complete work by mid-September.” The tunnel was built in 1927 and is listed as a heritage structure; all changes will be in keeping with the existing design. The work will make the tunnel’s portals and adjacent retaining walls stronger and more resilient, similar to the works carried out on the Hataitai bus tunnel and the Karori Tunnel in recent years. Work hours are Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm. The tunnel will operate in both directions but will be reduced to one lane at times during the day. During working hours, members of the public are asked to park outside the construction area.

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Johnsonville Library The Wellington City Council is asking the public for their feedback on plans for the new Johnsonville Library. Visit newjohnsonvillelibrary.co.nz.

Voix de femmes Voix de femmes’ winter concert will take place on Sunday, July 1, at 2.30pm in at the Wadestown Presbyterian Church. Entitled From spiritual to spirituals, the audience will go on a journey from the sacred and spiritual music of Fauré, Caplet, Franck, Head and Norman to the soulful and energetic music of African-American spirituals. Tickets for $20 can be booked by calling 04 476 9062, and are also available at the door.

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Newlands College students had the hockey sticks ready to test their new artificial turf after its ceremonial blessing last Wednesday. The artificial turf has been two and a half years in the making and will now give school teams and teams from the northern community the opportunity to practise. “It’s a multi-use turf with a hockey fibre,” Phil Lewis, managing director of Team Sports Surfaces that laid out the turf,

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What is the Big Buddy programme about?

“We hope the new turf will encourage more students to engage in sport activities, and also to get them active outside the PE classes, during lunchtime for instance,” Graham said. “It’s such a big space so it’s not only meant for our school but for everyone who wants to come here to train.” Newlands College head boy Ben Murdoch was at the opening too and said students were excited about their new artificial turf. “We have got so many sport teams, this is a real boost for the school,” Ben said.

It can be anything that the boy is interested in such as building projects, climbing, go-cart – about a hundred different things. We go bowling, do one of the many walks in Wellington and any sort sport.

Can you tell us about your experiences as a big buddy? I was associated with my first little buddy for seven years. His father had died, so it was important for him to have someone – not to replace his father but to keep the memory of his father alive. As big buddies, we form a trusting bond and ensure that we are a consistent part of that boy’s

life. That means setting a time each week, turning up on time, being encouraging and supportive during our time together, and trying to help them moving forward. We try to answer all questions from our little buddies that they maybe would seek from a male role model but not ask their mothers. With my second buddy, I’m in my second year. He lives with his grandmother and has little or no contact with his mother and no contact with his father. Last weekend we went on the ferry to Somes Island and had some ice cream at Eastbourne.

What happened with your first buddy? He has moved on. When he was 17, he attained an apprenticeship. The success of him achieving it was down to a very supportive mother and fam-

ily, his attitude and I hope my encouragement. I have nothing but admiration and respect for what he has achieved as a young man.

So how do people become big buddies? The process of getting involved as a Big Buddy takes about five months. You have to go through interview panels, professional assessment, and reference assortment to ensure that the people are genuinely interested in a medium to a longterm commitment in someone else’s life which is important because you can’t just give it a go for three weeks and then quit. I’m the longest serving big buddy in Wellington and very proud of my association with the organisation that adds value to the boys' lives. I think I have learned to value family and that not everybody’s family is the same.

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Indie rock band Retrospect from Onslow College won the Wellington regional final of Smokefree Rockquest 2017 in front of a crowd of over 350 at the Wellington Opera House last Friday. Guitarist Ian Moore puts the band’s win down to a lot of practice. “We were quite tight and had great vocals, we were really energetic on stage and we had heaps of fun. We just wanted to go out there and have a good time,” he said. “It was our last Smokefree Rockquest so we really wanted to make the most of it. There were so many great bands and the competition was high.” The other members of Retrospect are Raquel Abolins-Reid (vocals), Anna Van Gorp (vocals), George Whiteley

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The science of hot fluids in cracked rocks Research by a Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate has improved understanding of how underground hot fluids flow through fractured rocks, which will help in the development of geothermal energy. A study by Cécile Massiot, who graduated last month with a PhD in Geophysics, focussed on determining the nature of the cracks that control the circulation of fluids in the earth’s crust. “There are myriads of fractures underground, but a common challenge in geosciences is mapping where they are, how big they are, and which ones actually serve as pathways for fluids,” Cécile said. “Identifying the characteristics of those fractures that

guide fluids is critical for the exploration and management of geothermal renewable resources, which currently accounts for nearly a quarter of New Zealand’s electricity supply.” Cécile compared observations made at the surface of the earth where fracture systems can be seen and touched, with measurements from boreholes where data is sparse but directly representative of underground conditions. The researcher is originally from France and came to New Zealand in 2010 to work at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science). For her research Cécile looked at the fracture systems in volcanic rocks found at an Alpine Fault on the West

Coast, Mount Ruapehu and the Rotokawa Geothermal Field near Taupo. “We’ve known for some time that current tectonic forces acting on New Zealand control the underground fracture systems,” Cécile said. “My results show that, in addition, the original fracture networks that formed within lava as it cooled at the earth’s surface millions of years ago, now also control the architecture of fracture systems steering geothermal fluids. “These findings will improve the use of geothermal resources, in New Zealand and overseas, and help us to better understand pressure and temperature conditions in conventional geothermal settings such as those near Taupo, and unconventional geothermal settings.”

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Wednesday June 28, 2017

“We’re like one big family” With 60 friendly and dedicated staff members, you can rest assured your loved ones will be well looked after at Johnsonvale Home. The friendly, homely nature of Johnsonvale sets the home apart from the rest. With a welcoming environment, residents get to know the staff as well as each other which creates a family-like atmosphere.

The activities staff ensure the residents are always happy and entertained with activities running six days a week. Johnsonvale Home hosts themed days on special occasions including Easter, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and birthdays. The residents also go out on regular trips to farms, museums and the movies as well as having

We have limited space available! Call now and chat to Brenda

Ph: 04 478 4023

regular entertainers coming to the home. The home has a fantastic Chef on hand who changes the menu on a regular basis and caters for all residents nutritional needs. The Home provides Rest Home beds as well as Hospital beds for residents who may need extra care and a Registered Nurse is on-hand 24 hours a day. The Home caters for day and

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.

16-18 Earp Street, Johnsonville Email: info@johnsonvalehome.nz

Independent Herald 28-06-17  

Independent Herald 28-06-17

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