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Next steps decided for controversial cycleway A working party of Wellington City Councillors would be overseeing the final engagement process and design options on the future of the Island Bay cycleway ahead of public consultation due to commence by the end of July. Public consultation, targeted at the Island Bay community, would look at up to four options for the future configuration of The Parade and would last for about three weeks. The options would include retaining the current design or returning to the original design (both with some improvements for pedestrians and local businesses). The working party would be chaired by Councillor Diane Calvert, portfolio leader for community planning and engagement, Southern Ward Councillors Paul Eagle and David Lee and Councillor Sarah Free, the public transport, cycling and walking portfolio leader. Ms Calvert urged the community to make their views known about their preferred options for the future of The Parade once public consultation commenced. “The results of the consultation will be important in guiding the council’s final decisions on the future of the roadway and cycleway,” she said. Council’s decision followed last year’s development of the ‘Love the Bay’ syndicate project which involved Cycle

Aware Wellington (CAW), the Island Bay Residents Association, local businesses and representatives from the city council. The project was tasked with gaining feedback from a wide range of views within the community to support the future development of The Parade and for a wider 10-year plan for Island Bay. There remains a range of views on how The Parade should be configured to better cater for all users. This has been expressed in several ways through the Love the Bay project to provide rich sets of information each sitting alongside the other, from which Tonkin and Taylor engineers and designers have been engaged to develop up to four options for The Parade. Tonkin and Taylor engineers and designers have started the process of developing final options for consultation by considering the community generated feedback a nd under pinning with best engineering practice and incorporating integrated transport investment objectives such as a connected network. While incorporating the local feedback, the options would also recognise the need for the preferred option to operate as part of a broader connected network. Once a n option is determined by councillors, detailed design would be undertaken.

Cemetery Bus Service Karori & Makara Cemeteries This bus service is sponsored by the Lychgate Funeral Home. It operates on the first Tuesday of each month. (If the first Tuesday is a Public Holiday then the bus trip will take place on the following Tuesday). The cost of the return trip is $5.00 per person.

Tuesday 4th JULY 2017 The pick up points and approximate times are as follows: Depart opposite 38 Onepu Rd, Kilbirnie Miramar Library Newtown Library (opposite) Bus stop – Medway St (outside New World), Island Bay Courtenay Place (Outside 11 Courtenay Place) Lambton Bus Interchange - (Platform C) Rutherford House KARORI CEMETERY (Outside 93 Karori Road) Karori Library MAKARA CEMETERY

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More men wanted in early childhood sector Johnny Cunningham would like to see more men in the “rewarding career”. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe

A Miramar resident is encouraging more men to get into early childhood education. Miramar Community Creche’s Johnny Cunningham graduated earlier this year after training to become an early childhood teacher. He said he was inspired to take up the challenge after working in hospitality and then being his children’s primary caregiver for several years. “My son broke his leg and he was in a cast for a while, I wanted him to come to kindy but

I didn’t want him to be a burden on the teachers so I went along to be there for him,” Johnny explained. “One of the teachers asked if I had ever considered being an early childhood teacher.” “I’ve had a lot of support from other male teachers in the Wellington area. “Changing career in your early 40s can be difficult.” Johnny, who moved to Miramar from Scotland in 2003, said the profession was still one dominated by women. At a seminar earlier last week he was one of two men in a

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crowd of nearly 40. “Perhaps men are put off by the pay,” Johnny said. “But there is so much job satisfaction; I never wake up in the morning not wanting to go to work that day. “I can work around looking after the kids. “It keeps me healthy and fit. “I’m just really happy.” Johnny said he would encourage other men to try the “rewarding career”. “We need more men. “Boys definitely need that male role model as well. “They need to let off steam.”

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