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By Julia Czerwonatis

With Bellyful Karori Jacqui Jago and her team of volunteers bring 100 hearty meals a month to young families, and they have now been awarded the Runner Up Community Health Service Volunteer Award.


“I got to know the founder of Bellyful Auckland when I was up there about six years and a couple of months later I started the Wellington branch,” Jacqui traced back to the beginning of community project. Continued on page 2.

Jacqui receiving the Runner Up Community Health Service Volunteer Award from Minster of Health Jonathan Coleman on June 22. PHOTO: Supplied

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Award for Karori cooking crew Continued from page 1. “I felt passionate about families and food – it can bring a lot of comfort to families that struggle.” The Bellyful team delivers to families with newborns, families that struggle with illness, and those who have little or no social support. “It’s about recognising their exhaustion. It can be overwhelming for these parents to do something as simple as a dinner, and we are trying to show that we care about them and their families,” the mother of two explained. In the large kitchen at the Karori Baptist Church Jacqui and her team meet once a month to cook lasagne, macaroni cheese, spaghetti bolognese, and vegetable soup which will then get frozen and delivered to about 30 families from Karori up to Khandallah over the month. “The meals are easy to cook, they are family friendly and enjoyed by toddlers,” Jacqui explained. Bellyful works closely together with Plunket who refer families to Jacqui. They are also supported by the Karori Rotary Club, St John’s OP shop, New World, the Sweet Bakery and Cakery, and more. There are currently 18 Bellyful branches nationwide with four branches in the Wellington region. Up until this year, Jacqui was the lower North Island area manager. “I work together with an amazing team, and I love what we are doing,” Jacqui said. “Over the years I have learnt to be more compassionate and understanding for other people’s circumstances. “I felt very honoured and humbled to have received the award. It made reflect on the past six years and made me more grateful for this being able to run this project.”

Jacqui said people could support Bellyful Karori with food or monetary donations, however, there was no capacity for more volunteers at the moment. PHOTO: Supplied


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community water stations within the Ohariu electoral boundaries. The Khandallah Pool stream and Mark Avenue in Paparangi have been marked as potential stream-based community water stations in Ohariu. National List MP based in Ohariu, Brett Hudson, welcomed the investment. “There is no doubt that access

to safe and healthy water is of huge importance when a major disaster strikes,’’ Mr Hudson said. “Establishing these bores and water hubs will help ward off the threat of water supplies running out a couple of weeks after an earthquake. “This forward planning will help to improve the region’s water resilience.”


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Public consultation for new Johnsonville bus hub The Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) plan new bus hubs for Johnsonville next year and encourage commuters to have their say about the proposals. Councillor Sarah Free, portfolio leader for public transport, cycling and walking, said residents and interested parties should make their views known on all relevant issues including their preferred hub layouts and designs of bus shelters – especially given that some bus users will have to change buses once the regional council brings in

planned new bus routes from mid-next year. “We want to get the optimum outcome which is why we are seeking people’s views,” Ms Free said. Regional council will also talk to resident associations and at local schools. Barbara Donaldson, GWRC’s sustainable transport committee chair, said as Johnsonville’s hub was in the carpark of the local mall, which is about to be redeveloped, there was no choice but to move. “We’ve developed three location options. All are viable,

so it’s a matter of which mix of advantages and disadvantages appeals to more people. “Some might want a more compact layout so it’s easier to get on and off connecting buses. “Others might favour easier access to shops and facilities. “Still others might want a layout that offers the fastest, most direct route for buses,” Ms Donaldson said. Facilities at five other bus hubs, including Karori Tunnel, will also be upgraded at a total cost of $3.5 million, but their locations will remain unchanged. The cost of relocating the hubs

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will be met by the GWRC and includes building new shelters, widening footpaths, removing parking spaces where necessary, installing new curbing and altering road markings.

Police have been given the go-ahead to do training at the old Victoria University Teachers College campus in Karori. Starting this Thursday, once or twice a week until June next year, groups of Wellington Police staff will come to the campus for their tactical training. This training will involve staff updating their skills with their tactical options, which include things like armed scenarios, handling firearms and tasers. Essentially all this training will be confined to the inside of the campus buildings. The arms being used are simulation and contain no rounds (bullets) which make minimal banging noises (which means these weapons essentially do not shoot). Members of the public may notice police coming and going from the address for the next 12 months on a weekly basis for their training, however it’s unlikely that anyone will see or hear them in action. We ask that people please keep away from the area while this training is being undertaken. Signs will be posted around the campus indicating that there is a police exercise underway at the times that Police are in training. Any issues or concerns in relation to this, please contact Johnsonville.cpc@ police.govt.nz.

 The results will then be reported back to both councils. Consultation documents containing maps showing each option, together with pros and cons, can be found at the Johnsonville library and at Metlink.org.nz/bus-hubs. Copies can also be mailed out (call 0800 801 700). Consultations will run until 5pm, July 14.

Parishioners upset as St Andrew’s Church closes suddenly By Julia Czerwonatis

Parishioners of St Andrew’s Church in Newlands received a notice on Sunday, June 25, saying their church would close “for reasons of health and safety” the following day. The Newlands Catholic parishioners are part of the St Francis of Assisi, a parish of three churches that merged in February last year. They have been sent to Johnsonville for masses now while the future of St Andrew’s Church is in the dark. Parish Priest Peter Fitzgibbon explained the church roof has been leaking for years. “It always started dripping when it rained,” Father Peter said. They would use buckets and towels to keep the floor dry, he said. “We have had some sudden weather events over the last weekends. “The conditions are not very suitable anymore. Father Peter said there was

a general dampness inside the church that was affecting the health of the parishioners, and there was also danger from slippery floors. “Many people in the parish kept working very hard to keep the place open, but winter has intervened.” Father Peter is now waiting on a building and maintenance report to decide further steps, however, he wasn’t able to confirm what was likely to happen with the church. Meanwhile, parishioners, who have been transferred to masses in Johnsonville, were upset with the decision made. “For many parishioners, the church is an intrinsic part of their lives,“ a parishioner, who did not want to be named, said. “Shocked parishioners burst into tears. “These same people who had volunteered years of their time, energy and funds since the creation of this church were now being arbitrarily informed that it was over,” she added. Another parishioner agreed,

Matariki art in Newlands St Andrew’s Church in Newlands had closed last week due to health and safety reasons. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

saying while everyone knew the roof was leaking Father Peter’s decision came out of the blue. “I know Father Peter is carrying a huge responsibility on his shoulders, but we should have been consulted first,” she stated. “To my knowledge, there had never been any accidents or sickness caused in all 40 years that I have attended St

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Newlands Community Centre is showing a Matariki art exhibition with beautiful mahi toi (artwork) by children from Newlands, Rewa Rewa and Bellevue Schools. About 65 children and accompanying adults from Bellevue Kindy, Newlands Childcare Centre and Bright Stars Centre attended the community centre’s Matariki storytelling session. Pippa Cubey from the Newlands Community Centre retold three Māori legends in English and Te Reo Māori. Then tamariki from each centre took to the stage to perform waiata.

Andrew’s.” A third parishioner said at no given time it was ever mentioned how grave the situation was. “If we had known that the church was about to close we would done everything to raise money and repair the roof, just as we did when the Johnsonville church was damaged in the earthquake,” he said.


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Shaniah Kelly, Charlotte Kraiger, Annabel Hogg and Taylor Jane Naughton would be going to Paris later this year. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

The group would be competing in duets and special choreographed dancing as well as traditional highland dancing. The group, who dance with Scoti Dance, would be the only group from Wellington going and could be the only group from New Zealand. Taylor Jane said the group had wanted to go since last year and had been fundraising ever since. “It all started last year when we saw a video and we thought‘hey we want to do that’,” she explained. “We missed last year but we decided to go this year.” Annabel has been dancing for three years and Charlotte for five. Both said they were excited for the chance to dance at Disneyland. The group have continued to fundraise for their trip and performed outside the stadium ahead of the Lions vs All Blacks match at the weekend.

Call for more funding in education By Julia Czerwonatis

After nearly five months, the Heartland tour organised by New Zealand’s largest education trade union NZEI Te Riu Roa completed its circuit of the country and arrived back in Wellington where the tour started in early February. In communities big and small across the South and North Islands, principals, teachers, teacher aides and school administration staff have been urging local parents and families to come and support the call for better funding for education. The colourful campaign campervan visited Wellington schools, and NZEI hosted a public meeting about support staff funding at the Newlands Community

Centre last Thursday. “People in this area have a fantastic opportunity to use their vote this year to ensure every child has the best start in life through a world class education,” Lynda Stuart, NZEI Te Riu Roa president, said. “We know our young people deserve the best education, and we are convinced that most New Zealanders value education over tax cuts. Parents with special needs children addressed Ohariu MP Peter Dunne (United Future), Ohariu candidate Greg O’Connor (Labour), and Green Party candidate Tane Woodley at Thursday’s meeting sharing their personal stories and urging them to invest in education. “Yes, teaching a child with

extra needs cost more,” April Thompson said. She is the mother of a six-year-old girl with autism. “But we praise ourselves for being a country that cares for children and their families. “Our children deserve happy and well-paid teachers and teacher aides,” April stated. “Do not treat them and our children as a burden.” Mr O’Connor said he was able to relate to the parents who spoke, through his own experience of having an intellectually disabled son, who had been part of the special education system. He said he wanted to ensure adequate funding for special needs education. Mr Tane said the Green Party recognised the vital role that sup-

port staff play in every school. “The Greens in government will seek to improve the pay, job status and job security of support staff as well as teachers. “The aid support staff provide teachers in the classroom as well in administration and groundskeeping is essential to keep schools running. “The Greens are in full support of the upcoming gender pay equity negotiations for teacher aides.” National list MP Brett Hudson who is based in Ohariu said education was the pathway to prosperity for our children. ”This National-led Government has shown a clear commitment to improving educational success for all children,” Mr Hudson said.

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Huntleigh GirlGuiding Centre, at the verge of urban settlements and Ohariu’s green bush, Pippins, Brownies, Guides and Rangers have established a place to explore, discover and learn under the guidance of their leaders. However, the groups currently have a severe lack of leaders from the Ngaio, Khandallah and Crofton Downs area. As the Pippins group is currently without a volunteer adult, the five- to six-year-olds have been put on a waiting list until a new leader steps up. Janette Thompson is the leader of a Guides group that meets for two hours every Wednesday evening. As Janette will leave soon, the unit is in fear of closing down for the upcoming term, too. At their meeting last week Janette taught her girls how to prepare for

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The photograph titled Boom Rock pictures the sunset over Mana and Kapiti Islands, as seen from the hills above Boomrock on Wellington’s West Coast. PHOTO: © Martin Warenczuk 2017 By Julia Czerwonatis

Hutt photographer Martin Warenczuk has launched his new photo exhibition Beautiful Landscapes of the Wellington Outdoors at Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery in Petone last weekend inviting locals to re-discover stunning nature in and around the capital “The exhibition covers a long-term project photographing the Wellington region and its coastline,” Martin explained. The Poland born photographer has been discovering remote places around Wellington’s East Harbour, South and West Coast, the Kapiti Coast and South Wairarapa in the last three years capturing its rugged beauty in magnificent light settings. “I chose this region because locals can easily connect with the places and perhaps learn to appreciate them in a new way,” Martin said. “Working outdoors means being at a place of peace, harmony and happiness to me. “While I’m out in nature observing my

surroundings and the changing weather, I can easily connect to everything around me,” he said. Martin started his photography career when he was nine. “Our neighbour was a photographer and took me under his wings,” Martin said. “He also gave me my first camera, however, he didn’t teach me how to use but rather encouraged me to develop my own technique.” Today Martin has developed a talent for bringing out vivid colours in his photography that resemble colours in a painting. In conjunction with the exhibition Martin also launched his first book titled Journey Along The Coast with more than 100 photographs. It is the first one in a series of Martin’s landscape photography publications, and he has already started to work on the next book.  You can visit Beautiful Landscapes of the Wellington Outdoors at the Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery, 223 The Esplanade Petone, open Tue-Sun, 10am5pm until July 31. Admission free.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: We asked locals who would win and which team they would support at Saturday’s British and Irish Lions vs. All Blacks game.

John Arlidge, Churton Park “That’s easy, the All Blacks.”

Leanne Arlidge, Churton Park “The All Blacks.”

Yachal Upson, Johnsonville “I’m not fuzzed about it. It’s good that the All Blacks were put on their toes last week.”

Blake Wagstaff, Johnsonville “All Blacks.”

William Lee, Johnsonville “I’m not following the rugby but I would cheer for the All Blacks.”

Sumedh Tulpule, Johnsonville “The All Blacks.”

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.

Papararangi Kindergarten Dear Editor, I read with great interest the article in the Independent Herald, Wednesday June 28, page 3, about the Papararangi Kindergarten, ‘Kindergarten retraces its origin.’ I was one of a collection

of people who helped establish the kindergarten, especially raising money and even doing some of the construction and landscaping for the project. Also some of my children attended. It was a great project and deserves

our full, ongoing support. I agree wholeheartedly with the change of name, I guess it was something we didn’t realise at the time. Regards, Peter Graham, Johnsonville

EYE ON CRIME Judi has been associated with Zealandia for years. As she knows the ecosanctuary birds very well she wanted share that connection with others. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

Parting the green curtain The thick, lush bush of Wellington’s ecosanctuary Zealandia – a suburban Eden for native birds – has become Judi Lapsley Miller’s second home in the past 14 years. The Zealandia volunteer and photographer from Ngaio is now sharing her passion kaka, takahe, tui other birds with Zealandia visitors in her first solo-exhibition. “As the coordinator for the kaka nesting boxes I spent a lot of time with the birds,” Judi said. “There are some birds I’ve been watching for a very long time and I got to know them very well. So while documenting them, I wondered, for example, what if kaka decided to not fly for a day?” Judi visualised her ideas using a technique called photo artistry. On Photoshop she has created a layered composition of various

photographs, scanned items and textures. Her colourful, in-depth exhibits themed Flights of fancy show kaka flying in a hot air balloon or swimming underwater with diving bells on their heads. Birds of a feather are a homage to the striking and subtle colours of the rare and endangered birds that live at Zealandia like the shy little kakariki In Visions of Zealandia Judi picked out birds trying to adapt to an urban environment as her central theme and placed them in front of iconic Wellington buildings, the Hope Gibbons and the Grand Majestic. “It can be a struggle for birds like kaka to adapt to life in the city – they have never evolved to survive this environment with

high rising buildings. “Zealandia is this amazing urban ecological experiment – we didn’t really know whether it would take off at first, but it turned out Wellingtonians love their wildlife and look after it,” Judi said. With the exhibition Judi was trying to get humans to emphasise more with the birds that surround them, she explained. “In the years of working with the kaka I’ve learned how intelligent, funny and beautiful these birds are. When I have a bit of a ‘chat’ with the birds, the green curtain parts and there’s a connection between them and me.” Visitors can view Visions of Zealandia at the Zealandia visitor centre until the end of July.

In Johnsonville the storage area of a restaurant in Middleton Road was broken into overnight. Offenders entered the property through a hole in the rear fence. The freezers were targeted and a quantity of food items was stolen. CCTV footage is available and passed to police. A house in Dominion Park Street was entered through forced French doors located at the side of the property. It is not yet known if anything was stolen. It is thought that the presence of a dog on the premises may have prevented the burglars from searching for items to steal. In Newlands the garage of a house in Lyndfield Lane was broken into overnight. Meat was taken from the freezer. Chilly bins, a power tool and battery charger, some hand tools, fishing rods, beer and soft drinks were also taken. The side window of a house in Stewart Drive was jemmied open to gain access and a messy search was conducted. A wallet with undisclosed contents was stolen. Another house in Stewart Drive was entered via a smashed kitchen window and a messy search made. Items stolen include a laptop computer, a Playstation 4, clothing and jewellery. The keys to the victim’s car were also taken which were used to

steal the car from the garage. The vehicle was later found in Kenmore Street. The garage of a house in Kenmore Street was broken into although nothing appears to have been stolen. A vehicle located locked in the garage was not touched. In Khandallah the garage of a house in Jubilee Road was entered through a forced window. A wide range of high value sea fishing and diving equipment was stolen. In Ngaio a house in Makererua Street was broken into via a smashed rear laundry window. The victim, who was at work, was notified of the intrusion by the company monitoring the alarm which had been triggered by the forced entry. The activated alarm was cutting the time of the intrusion short and although there were signs that the burglars gained access, it is thought that they did not have time to steal anything. In Grenada Village a house under construction in Trelawny Terrace was broken into through a jemmied rear window. A range of decorating and cleaning equipment was stolen. An aluminium window at the rear of commercial premises in Aruba Grove was prised open giving access to the reception area. A cupboard where the petty cash was kept had its door forced open.

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Ngaio local Rachel Noble, co-coordinator of Wellington’s first Disability Pride Week that was launched last year, was honoured Arts Access CQ Hotels Wellington Community Partnership Award 2017 last night. The award is dedicated to Rachel’s engagement for the disabled community with her company Ennoble, and to her partnership with Erica Duthie and Struan Ashby from Tape Art New Zealand. “I was struck by the collaborative process that Erica and

Struan use with groups so they can share their collective stories in public,” Rachel said. “I really wanted to bring this to Wellington and work with them to create a mural as part of the annual international Day of Disabled People on 3 December.” This idea was the seed that grew into Disability Pride Week 2016, where the tape art workshop was one of several creative activities. “I thought it would be cool for the public to see disabled artists at work and not hidden away,” Rachel says. “The tape art provided a won-

derful way to bring together a range of artists of different ages, skills and artistic styles, as well as impairments.” During the two-day workshop participants learned the skills involved in drawing with tape. “Rachel invited us all to explore our personal takes on how we identified (or not) with our various disabilities,” participant Neil Wallace said. “Then Erica and Struan helped us shape these thoughts into a visual solution that wove together our many ideas.” Rachel, who is deaf, said she wanted to change the conversation about disabled people.

“We are a large minority of 24 per cent in New Zealand. “We are often invisible when it comes to decision making. “The disability is part of who we are, and with the Disability Pride Week I wanted to show that we are here and that we have citizenship.” Rachel has just started planning a Disability Pride Week for this year and will focus on people’s stories. Organisations and individuals would have the chance to participate, she said.  For more information contact Rachel on rachel@ennoble.nz.


Wednesday July 5, 2017

Proposals for new waterfront building

The proposed new building at Site 9, with new public space in foreground. IMAGE: Supplied

Wellington City Council is inviting public submissions on a proposal to develop a building on Site 9, North Kumutoto. The proposal is for a five level Willis Bond & Co development with 4000 square metres of lettable space, and will complete the redevelopment of North Kumutoto agreed after the initial public consultation in 2003, and reaffirmed when the Waterfront Framework was reviewed in 2011. “We want this building to best suit Wellingtonians, and what we as a community need to help improve our daily lives and boost our economic performance,” Wellington Mayor Justin Lester said. The proposed building is in scale with neighbouring premises. Most of the ground floor will be publicly accessible and include retail and café space intended to meet expected demand from increased numbers of workers and visitors to this part of the waterfront. The proposed use of the floors above ground is still to be determined but options are likely to be commercial office

space, residential apartments or a boutique serviced apartment hotel. “The proposed development will further add life and shelter to the northern part of the waterfront and significantly enhance an area which has essentially only been used for car parking for decades,” Councillor Andy Foster, urban development portfolio leader, said. “We are particularly interested in feedback on uses which people consider will best interact with the surrounding public space and improve public safety at all times,” Mr Foster added. Submissions close Friday July 28. Councillors will consider the submissions as part of their decision on Site 9 in September.  To find out more and make a submission, go to wellington. govt.nz/site9 or email your submission to site9@wcc.govt. nz.  You can also visit the public display located in a branded public information kiosk near Site 9 (north of the Meridian building).

Community planting at gateway to Karori’s ecosanctuary The Environment Focus Group of the Karori Association is organising a community planting activity at the Birdwood Reserve after Wellington City Council installed a new fence. “Birdwood Reserve at the entrance to Karori is an important part of the corridor for birds from Zealandia to OtariWilton’s Bush,” Leith Wallace, Karori Association secretary, said. “The corner of Waiapu Road and Chaytor Street is the entrance to Zealandia and to Karori and Makara. “Karori Association is working with council to improve and beautify this corner, with the support of Zealandia. ”Zealandia has hundreds of

visitors daily, including many from overseas.” The new fence was installed by council earlier this year following a request from the environment focus group of the Karori Association. The fence will be stained dark green and new planting is planned to go behind it. “The aim is make the corner look as attractive as the roadside edge of Otari-Wilton’s Bush,” Leith said.  A community planting activity will be held on Saturday, July 22 from 10.30am. Anyone who would like to help is welcome to come along. Contact Leith at secretary@karoriassociation. nz for information or to register your interest.

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Warm winter shopping at Karori Mall The winter chill is back in the air but don't let the winter blues sink in! Pop on down to the Karori Mall to get prepared for the cold season. With more than 20 shops all conveniently located under one roof, the Karori Mall has something for everyone and gets you prepped for winter from head to toe. Restock your winter shoe selection with a brand new pair of cosy winter boots from Munro’s Shoes, George’s Hair Design and Isaac Barber will have you looking sharp with a new hair style, and the Unichem Pharmacy will make sure you stay healthy this winter. At Rosina’s you can grab a hot pie and some pastries to warm you up from the inside. Paper Plus will make sure you won’t run out of reading material when braving the cold weather with a good new book and a

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cup of tea. Located in the heart of Karori, the mall boasts covered and uncovered parking, Countdown and New World, foodstores such as Gamboni’s Deli and the Karori Fruit Shop, a Westpac branch, an OP shop from the Salvation Army and more, offering great bargains for local shoppers. As more people head into the crowded city to shop you can shop for everything you need just around the corner. The Karori Mall gives you the opportunity to support local businesses and purchase food, clothing, gifts and more both in and around the mall. So for everything you need for mum, dad and the kids – including sweet winter treats – do not hesitate to head on down to the Karori Mall during the chilly season and enjoy one of Wellington’s hidden gems.

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The team at Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy can help you keep the family healthy this winter. We provide funded flu vaccinations for those over 65 and also pregnant women. You don’t need an appointment and can just walk into the Pharmacy. Talk to our vaccinator Pharmacists about protecting you and your family during the cold season. When it comes to treating coughs and colds our Pharmacists are able to provide a range of products. It’s not a one size fits all and the Pharmacists will be able to suggest treatments that best suit your symptoms. While there, check out their range of superfood blends to support health and vitality. Life can be busy, and that’s why as your local banking consultant I’m here to help and keen to play a part in your financial journey. Here at Westpac Karori, we can help you with understanding what’s important to you financially and providing tailed solutions; car, holiday or debt consolidation personal loans; a range of day-to-day banking services and solutions; budgeting and additional banking products. Treat your feet with Munro’s Shoes this season. The shoe shop is specialised on ladies’ and children’s wear, offering high-end brands such as Rieker, Ecco, Crocks, and Sketchers. Munro’s are an established business in the mall, helping customers to find the right footwear for 13 years. To make sure shoes fit perfectly the friendly staff will take your feet measurements. A wide selection of accessories to enhance the life-time of your shoes can also be purchased. Gamboni’s Deli is renowned for its great selection of specialty foods and they are certainly rising to the occasion winter. With a full range of goodies in store, why not treat yourself. Or better yet you could treat your family and friends with a handy gift voucher. Try out some delicious salami or pasta. Or if you’re into something a little sweet have a taste of their chocolate this winter.


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The service is better than ever at Taylors Dry Cleaning. The team at Taylors deals to stubborn stains on shirts, formal wear and even wedding dresses. This dry cleaning store can even get rid of stains on furnishings and leave your winter blankets and duvets good as new. Take in your garments as soon as possible so Taylors Dry Cleaning will have them spick-and-span in no time. George’s Hair Design welcomes everyone to come and treat themselves to a brand new hairstyle for the chilly months. Whatever the reason and whatever the desired style you can put your trust in the expert hairdressers. Located in shop three of the Karori Mall, hairdressing is their passion so pop in for a trim or a brand new style this winter season. Looking to keep your body in shape over the winter months? Head along to BodyStyle Karori – we operate a set of Shapemaster Powertone exercise machines which provide comfortable power-assisted exercise without the need for lifting or stretching. Located under the mall, the spacious, luxurious, tranquil environment is perfect for those that perhaps find conventional gyms a little intimidating. For more information visit bodystylekarori.co.nz.

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For a perfect winter snack pop into Mana Sushi. Located in Karori Mall, Mana Sushi offers a delicious range of combo sushi platters and takeaway hot meals which are sure to suit all tastebuds. They also offer a variety of party platters, perfect for your mid-winter Christmas parties or any celebratory occasion.

Wednesday July 5, 2017

The Salvation Army Family Store in Karori has had a bit of a makeover. We’ve spruced up, tidied up and are brighter than ever – now is your chance to see what’s what and uncover some hidden gems. With everything from everyday essentials at bargain prices to quirky one-offs to antique furniture, there’s always treasure to be found. Quality clothes, including designer labels, kits out your wardrobe and can be accessorised with our selection of shoes, belts and scarves. And don’t forget – beds, books, bric-a-brac and bundles of bits and bobs at bargain prices. Come and find a warm welcome in Karori mall.

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The Karori Fruit Shop will cater to all your fresh fruit needs over the winter months. Delicious, juicy, seedless mandarins are now in season and it’s also not too late to stock up on feijoas. There are also cut and peeled melons and pineapple for your convenience. The fruit shop sells bunches of flowers including white and pink lilies and gorgeous coloured roses. Pop in during the chilly season to check out what the fruit shop has to offer. Paper Plus in the Karori Mall is excited to welcome all winter shoppers that will be making their way through Wellington’s hidden gem this year It’s stocked with all your stationary needs, cards for all occasions, magazines, gifts and NZ souvenirs, toys and of course books galore. From Bargain books to the latest new releases they have it all. If they do not have the book you're looking for, we can order it for you. Go in for a chat and some friendly service, and don't forget to buy your Lotto ticket from them too. Isaac Barber, the friendly family barber in the Karori Mall is gearing up to give everyone a fantastic new hair style for the autumn season. Whatever shape or cut you want, the friendly team at Isaac Barber will accommodate your needs. Treat yourself to a brand new style for the colder months. At Coin City you can find something for the youngsters as well as something a little different for older members of the family. Coin City stocks a wide variety of goods, including gifts at amazing prices. From arts and crafts, jewellery, toys and books to party gear and dress up items, this one stop shop is the place for you. Get out of the cold and into coin city this winter. Are you a Rosina’s regular? If so, you will know the abundance of choices when it comes to delicious home-made pies, pastries and bread cases with an inexhaustible range of fillings – including vegetarian. They can certainly hit the spot when you’re feeling hungry. If you are out shopping during the winter months, take a break and enjoy some top-notch coffee along with a delectable home-made pastry. Do you need a break from Windy Welly and dream about exploring faraway places or relaxing somewhere in the sun? The experienced team at Flight Centre Karori will be offering shoppers unbeatable prices and the best knowledge on where and when to travel. Lydia, Hana, Laura and Rachelle will be able to set you up with the amazing holiday you deserve. Local repair shop Dr. SKEW (Shoes, Keys, Engraving, Watches) repairs shoes including heel, sole, patching, gluing, stitching and many more. You can get keys for your house, car, cupboard or motorbike cut. For a special Easter gift Dr. SKEW can also engrave metal and glass. Watch services are available including watch batteries, straps, and repairs. Pet needs, trophies, and gift items for Easter include wallets, tankards, hipflasks, pens and wine glasses.

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As the new Bank Manager, I want you to know we’re here to help – and really keen to continue to play our part in the the community. We’re involved in a wide range of activities from school events to Westpac’s annual Chopper Appeal. We have a range of personal and business banking services and products, and a team of specialists to help with your banking solutions. Call us or even better, pop into our branch to see how we can help you.

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Ingredients (for 4 persons): 2L red wine (the sweeter the better, you can use Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Tempranillo but not Pinot Noir) 250ml grape juice 1 orange 3 cinnamon sticks star anise (whole) cardamom (whole) cloves (whole) raw sugar Extras: raisins and rum Method: Pour the wine and the juice into a large pot. Wash the orange, chop in half and slice one of the halves. Squeeze out the other half and add the juice into the pot. Add cinnamon sticks. Star anise, cardamom and cloves all have a very strong aroma, so it is up to your gusto how much you want to your mulled wine. A good medium are about 5 to 7 pieces of star anise and cardamom

Method: Add egg yolks and castor sugar into a bowl and beat until creamy. Stir cinnamon into mixture. Beat cream until stiff and carefully mix with egg yolks and sugar. Pour mixture into a container and put into the freezer for at least four hours. Serve with hot berries or plums or as a topping for a warm apple crumble.

each, and about 4 to 5 cloves. You might want to use a tea strainer for the spices. Slowly heat wine on a low temperature and let brew for about 30 minutes. Be careful to not overheat

the wine as alcohol evaporates at 78 degrees. Serve mulled wine hot in a mug. As extra you can add rum raisins. Let raisins soak in rum overnight just add into mulled wine mixture.

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Helen Westerbeke gains a photography fellowship By Sylvie Dickson, MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

Helen Westerbeke presented her photography at the Johnsonville Camera Club full of humorous anecdotes and tips that belied the fact her work has made her a Fellow of the Photographic Society of New Zealand, an honour less than 100 people can boast they have achieved. Helen, who works for the Citizens Advice Bureaus’ national office, achieved the fellowship with a portfolio of 18 shots she had taken while on holiday in Pyramiden – an old Russian mining town. She superimposed old photos of miners to give the set an eerie feel. She pointed out sites the same photos could be achieved without travelling. Helen Waldron, chairperson of the Johnsonville Camera Club, said having Helen as a member for the past year had brought a fresh approach and she had been inspired to give her licentiateship another go. Helen’s interest in photography started when she was young taking pictures of her mum. She took night classes for bursary photography and learnt from photography magazines as she had no teacher. Her new skill earned her a stint at Johnsonville Mall taking photos of children on Santa’s knee. After finishing school Helen put photography on the back-burner for 20 years.

Helen Westerbeke holds her fellowship award in front of the set that won her the distinction. PHOTO: Sylvie Dickson

But it came back with a vengeance for Helen, who said she had taken a photo every single day since 2011. “I have an obsessive personality, when I get into something I go nuts.” She sees the camera as an extension of herself and will check the mailbox with it. “I feel like Edward Scissorhands.” She said taking a photo every single day was a challenge but she pushed herself to see art in the

ordinary. Helen gave hope to those that love breaking out the camera by disagreeing that taking photos gets in the way of enjoying the moment. “I actually experience life because I notice things I wouldn’t before.” Helen said she would take a year out to mentor others and then may look at international distinctions, adding that she will also pursue her long-standing passion for photographing topless men.


Johnsonville Youth Grants The Johnsonville Youth Grants Trust is calling for applicants. The trust helps young people from the northern suburbs to excel in life through monetary grants in sport, academic education, arts and professional endeavours, and looks for abilities that may make a future contribution to the local community. Applications are open until August 15. For more information visit jvilleyouthgrants.co.nz or pick up an application form at Autostop Johnsonville. Applicants will be notified of results by September 15 and grants are presented at the Johnsonville Rotary Club in early October.


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Linden School After spending two decades at her previous school, four and a half as principal, Gaylene Hill moved to Linden School in 2015. A Masters of Education (with distinction) and reading recovery trained, she revels in spending time in the classroom. Community engagement is central to the Linden School ethos, working as a family to ensure success. Gay-

lene is most proud of the school’s family feel, owing her students achievements to supportive parents, dedicated teachers and their own hard work. Drive, strive, thrive. Kokiritia, Tohetia, Wikitoriatia. It’s the school vision and according to ERO, it’s something they’re excelling at. From growing vegetables to using a 3D printer, sustainability to technology,

students are given everything they need to succeed in life. Currently work is underway, raising funds for a new playground, ensuring that students enjoy their time both in and out of the classroom. Gaylene will be away on study leave in term 3, focusing on engagement of Urban Maori, leaving the school in the capable hands of Pip Newton.

Website: www.linden.school.nz Phone: 04 232 5329

Years Programme. St Mark’s has always been a coeducational school, and this is something which Kent proudly believes in. “Co-educational schools reflect the diversity of our society. This is boys and girls, learning and working together just like the world we live in”. St Mark’s is such a special place to Kent that this is his second time

working at the school. He was Deputy Principal from 2002 to 2006, and then returned as Principal, a role he has been in since 2011. “It’s not just a job for me,” he says. “I love St Mark’s. I couldn’t think of a better job in the world”.

Website: www.st-marks.school.nz Phone: 04 385 9489

Ngaio School strives for excellence, and the relationship that exists between supportive parents, passionate teachers and dedicated students ensures that this is achieved. As Principal, Liz Millar, puts it, “Everyone here knows what we’re on about”. A focus on inclusion and whanau partnerships ensures the school is also achieving their vision of ‘Relationships at the

Heart’. Liz has been at Ngaio School since 2008, and unfortunately for the school and wider community she has decided to change paths and retire, finishing at the end of next term. Associate Principal, Amanda Frater, will be stepping into the role of Acting Principal halfway through term three providing a smooth transition as new

principal Raewyn Watson starts in term four.

spect. The staff at Paparangi are just as amazing; a hard-working team who inspire the children to be the best they can be! Paparangi School currently has a roll of 230 pupils, the largest the school has seen in over 20 years. The recent increase in growth has seen the remodeling of three classrooms as well as the school library, with the new library set to

open in August. Come and visit us soon - we would love to meet you and your child!

St Mark’s Church School Kent Favel is the Principal of St Mark’s Church School which is celebrating its centenary in September this year. It is the only coeducational independent school in Wellington, which educates boys and girls from Preschool right through to Year 8. Based at the Basin Reserve, St Mark’s is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary

Ngaio School Walking into Ngaio School you would never guess the school has over 500 pupils. There are 19 classrooms and learning studios across the school as well as 6 soon to be completed bespoke 21st century learning spaces. Ngaio is a big school with a small school feel. It is a place where the success of all students is celebrated.

Website: www.ngaio.school.nz Phone: 04 939 6455

Paparangi School There’s not many schools in Wellington that have an Adventure Zone, where children can build forts and huts from pallets, tyres and cable reels, but Paparangi School has exactly that. Situated in the Northern suburb of Paparangi, roughly 10km from the city centre, Paparangi is a Green-Gold EnviroSchool dedicated to growing confident, enthusiastic achievers.

Paparangi School is a close-knit community, building a sense of belonging for all students, their family and whanau. Principal Tracey Arthurs, who has been at the school since the start of 2016, is proud of the students who are friendly and welcoming, keen to learn, curious and creative; exhibiting the school’s values of care, responsibility, courtesy and re-

Email: office@paparangi.school.nz Phone: 478 6617

Cardinal McKeefry Catholic School Kia ora, I am Tania Savage, the Principal of Cardinal McKeefry School, a small year 1-8 Catholic primary school in the suburbs of Nothland/Wilton, situated 15 minutes from Wellington city centre. I have been fortunate to be part of Catholic education within Wellington for the past 18 years. Firstly as a staff member at St Francis Xavier, Tawa,

then as Deputy Principal at Holy Cross, Miramar. In July 2015 I was delighted to be appointed as Principal of Cardinal McKeefry School. As a product of a small country school in Timaru, I know the value in growing up in an environment that allows all students to take up leadership opportunities. I am privileged to be a member of the CMcK staff

who offer excellent academic education that is tailored to the individual. I have extensive experience leading digital technology within education and I am completing a Masters in Education at Victoria University. Phone: 04 475 3262 Address: 66 Albemarle Rd, Wilton/ Northland

Website: www.cardinalmckeefry. school.nz

Wednesday July 5, 2017

OUT& about PHOTOS: DAN TAYLOR By Dan Taylor

A cold and rainy day didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of stallholders and fairgoers on Saturday at Johnsonville Salvation Army’s second annual Craft Fair. Stalls included a wide range of products such as jewellery, baking, candles, wooden crafts and there was also a

Libby and Julia spent their hard earned pocket money at the fair, buying keyrings and cup cakes.

Johnsonville Craft Fair cafe which was kept busy supplying hot drinks and hot scones. Self taught guitarist Emma Thomson entertained the crowd with her own songs. Bryan Thomson, the fair’s organiser, said the money was being raised for the Haven and Sunshine House in Sri Lanka which is a home that supports and cares for women


in need. It currently supports 94 women and children ranging in age from infants to teenagers, and also pregnant women and new mothers. Most of the women are placed in the home through government referral due to their home and life circumstances.  For more information visit facebook.com/sajchurch.

Jeremy, Louise and Brendan Beauchamp, after purchasing handmade cards.

Sophie, Maya, Anita and Adalia, home made crafts they have made themselves.

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Two local girls will be taking part in a special concert this weekend, both on and off the stage. Newlands resident Himani Chauhan and Churton Park’s Tanisha Mistry would be taking part in the Shivam Dance Academy New Zealand’s first production on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Himani said she was looking forward to the production after dancing for several years. “I’m really looking forward

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Report says new train station in Glenside not feasible By Julia Czerwonatis

After a proposal of the Churton Park Community Association (CPCA) for a new rail station in Glenside, an independent feasibility report has recommended against a new station. The CPCA had addressed the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) three years ago proposing to Glenside rail station as a potential public transport project for the region. Brian Sheppard, CPCA president, said, a new rail station would assist commuter travel for the rapidly expanding northern suburbs. “Churton Park, Grenada, and Glenside are growing at a phenomenal pace. “In the committee, we are very concerned about the issue of public transport for our region. “We are trying to do every-

thing we can to get cars off the road and agree that railways are a very efficient means of transport,” he said. Prior to the next review of the Regional Rail Plan in 2017/18 GWRC councillors commissioned the engineering company Aurecon to investigate the feasibility of establishing a new station. In their report from May Aurecon stated the proposed station could provide accessible and convenient transport options for the community with a potential for up to 165 park and ride carparks, and a likely higher total user base. However, it was likely to be difficult and expensive to construct due to topography and road conditions. The proposed station would potentially have a major environmental impact which would

Engineering company Aurecon visited the site at Rowells Road in March and found the topographic conditions would make it costly to build a new rail station. PHOTO: Brian Sheppard

require costly mitigation. A significant portion of the construction costs would be associated with providing safe and accessible access to the station. Daran Ponter, GWRC councillor and deputy chair of the sustainable transport committee said while the feasibility study recommended against a station at Rowells Road, it did underline the need to find

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