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Continued from page 1. On this journey, Ngake the Taniwha shows them the impacts of their littering. “Not only does our book provide entertainment away from digital devices, but it also has a clear message on an important environmental issue,” Sophie DeGregorio, communications manager of the group, said. The book is part of an extracurricular project where Year 12 students are encouraged to set up their own enterprise. “We chose to create a book because we were trying to look at the future and think about how we can influence people’s behaviour which is important if we want to reduce plastic waste,” Bree Mitchell, Ngaio local and the group’s CEO, said. “We conducted a market research and found out that parents want their kids to learn about plastic waste.” Taylor Smith, productions manager, explained that they had formed their enterprise in
April and had been working hard the last few months to create their product. “We contacted Blue Star Works asking them whether they would want to produce our book, and they were excited about the idea and gave us a good quote,” Taylor said. The group also partnered up with visual artist Megan KatePotter who drew the images for Katie and Tama’s plastic adventure. The biggest challenge for the group was getting enough startup funds to pay the publishing company and the artist. “We took the eighth place at the Dragons Den Wellington regional finals for young enterprises at the end of June and won $100 which helped with our finances,” Sarah Choice, marketing manager, said. The young enterprise has partnered up with the Sustainability Trust for distributing The Adventures of Katie and Tama: The Power of Plastic, with some of the book’s pro-
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A landslip in Ngauranga Gorge just after noon yesterday stopped traffic on Highway 1 and caused extensive traffic delays in the Ngaio, Khandallah, Johnsonville and Tawa. All three southbound lanes of the Ngauranga Gorge in Wellington remained closed until late in the evening, as contractors worked to clear a large slip and ensure the area is safe for traffic. The New Zealand Transport Agency’s regional transport systems manager Mark Owen said the Fire Service was on site yesterday afternoon sluicing water on to the slip area to remove any loose material which could otherwise fall on to the road. Geotechnical engineers were also on site assessing the area where
the slip came down just after 12pm today. Mr Owen said once the road was cleared, concrete barriers would be put in place at the slip site. “We know this is a huge disruption for people and our crews are working hard to get things back to normal as quickly as possible. “In the meantime we’re asking people to plan ahead, make alternative travel arrangements to get in and out the city, or use State Highway 2 as an alternative.” The three northbound lanes in the Ngauranga Gorge also remained closed until the afternoon allowing contractors to access the slip site. For more information visit the NZTA Facebook page.
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Dunne welcomes new Johnsonville housing development Ohariu MP, Peter Dunne (United Future), has welcomed the announcement that 21 new one-bedroom units are to be built in three two-storey blocks on the corner of Phillip Street and Frankmoore Avenue, John-
sonville. “This was the site of the old Housing New Zealand units that were demolished last year because of earthquake damage. “At the time I raised concern that the site be retained for new
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Johnsonville Shopping Centre, and the railway station and bus terminal, he added. The development is expected to cost around $5.6 million, and is due for completion in September 2018.
Imprisoned mothers read bedtime stories for their children By Julia Czerwonatis
Equipped with a pile of books and a recording device Tawa local Kerryn Palmer heads to Arohata Prison once a month to meet mothers, aunts and grandmothers to help them to connect with their children from jail. “The basic premise of the project is to record the voices of mums while they read a bedtime story for their children and then send the recording to their homes,” Kerryn explained. For the Bedtime Stories programme Corrections Minister Louise Upston honoured Kerryn and her volunteer team with the Arts Access Corrections Community Award 2017 last week. “We were overwhelmed and surprised,” Kerryn said about receiving the award. “It’s a small thing that we do, but I think it’s really positive for the women at Arohata.” Kerryn revived the project in March 2016 after theatre practitioner Miranda Harcourt launched a pilot project three years ago, however, wasn’t able to commit to regular sessions. “We couldn’t do the programme without the support of the staff at Arohata, especially the interventions coordinator Tracey Wernicki, who has been marvellous,” Kerryn said. “It strengthens the bonds between mothers, grandmothers
inbrief news Summer stars need Applications to perform at Wellington’s Summer City Gardens Magic are now open. The Wellington City Council is calling on established or up and coming music acts who would like to play in front of a large audience at next year’s event. Applications are open now and close at 5pm on August 14. The free outdoor concert series in Wellington Botanic Gardens is the flagship Summer City event. The Council will be showcasing a wide variety of local talent for three weeks in January on the Botanic Garden Soundshell stage. For more information and to apply visit wellington.govt.nz/events/annual-events/summer-city/gardens-magic.
Just Cook Challenge Just Cook Challenge is back for its seventh year and is calling on children aged between 10 and 18 to enter as an individual, with a friend or as a school class. Competitors have to make a meal, take a photo of it and enter it online. With $2,000 in cash prizes, $500 Prezzy cards as well as a Fitbit up for grabs, there’s never been a better time to get cooking. The competition is open until July 30. For more information visit justcook.co.nz/challenge.
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and aunties with the little ones of their whanau, allowing them to feel closer to each other by making this connection through stories even though they can’t be there in person,” Tracey said. Up to 18 women are taking part in the sessions. Kerryn said it could be daunting for some of them to read out loud in front of the entire group, however, the women had become much more confident in their speaking skills.
“Some mums just smash it – there are some amazing readers and are great with imitating different voices.” The feedback from the women is overwhelmingly positive. “I love the idea of my son being able to hear my voice even though I’m not there. It’s a great way to stay connected,” one of the participants, who couldn’t be named, said. “The absolute joy of being able to read a bedtime story to
my grandchildren while I am here is beyond words. “My daughter told me there were smiles from ear to ear when they heard my voice. “ T h i s i s su ch a g r e a t heart-warming experience and allows to keep connected in such a great way. “I am so grateful, and my family are also so grateful to the wonderful women who make this possible,” another said.
A new purpose-built children’s hospital will make a big difference to the families in the Wellington region thanks to a $50 million donation from Wellington property developer Mark Dunajtschik. “This amazingly generous offer will have such a big impact on the children we look after, their families and our staff,” Capital and Coast Health District Board’s chairman Andrew Blair said. The current children’s hospital is almost 30 years old and is no longer fit for purpose. It was a challenging environment to work and be in – the new hospital would enhance the experience for everyone, Andrew stated.
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Wellington’s strong run of economic growth had continued, with June having the highest growth in job ads for the past 15 months, Wellington Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle said. ANZ Research’s New Zealand Jobs report for July states that employment advertisements in the capital rose by 2.3 per cent last month, an increase of 8.7 per cent from last June. Wellington City Council’s economic development portfolio leader, Councillor Simon Marsh, said the growing number of new jobs was a sign of confidence from local businesses. “This shows our city is going in the right direction. There’s a real buzz and energy about Wellington at the moment and it’s encouraging to see that reflected in growing numbers of jobs. “Wellington’s whole economic strategy is based around enabling businesses in the capital city to grow. We have gains in all of our key areas of economic strength – education, tourism and technology. This is exactly the trend we are hoping for. It’s great to see local businesses backing themselves to take on new staff.”
Johnsonville Rotary celebrated its Golden anniversary Monday, June 26, at the Johnsonville Club. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, Ohariu MP Peter Dunne, and the Rotary District 9940 Governor Martin Garcia congratulated Johnsonville Rotary on an outstanding 50 years of service to our community. More than 70 guests, including one of the three known surviving founding members Roger Ridley-Smith, attended the event. The club had another occasion to celebrate as they inaugurated their new president William Nobelen. “It’s my second time as president, and I absolutely love it,” William said. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to engage with the members of the club and to work for the community.” He said he was proud to be
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leading the club and that they had already planned a wide range of projects for the year. Johnsonville Rotary has launched project Healthy Heroes that engages local schools promoting healthy food and exercising. “We will also be managing a blood pressure programme in Newlands and collecting for the Foodbank later this year,” William named some of their upcoming projects. He took over from outgoing president Vince AdamsSchneider who was presented with a certificate and letter of congratulations from the World President of Rotary International. Speakers, including Michael Hodgen and the Onslow Historical Society publication, highlighted Johnsonville Rotary’s achievements from the last 50 years which included initiating, supporting and seeing to fruition the Keith Spry
Outgoing president Vince (right) passed over the President’s chain to incoming Johnsonville Rotary President William (left). PHOTO: Supplied
Pool and the current Johnsonville Community Centre. The club also started the
Cici Davie, Lauren Brenseman, Imogen Skelton, Maggie Dai and Bella O’Meeghan trying to push for a plastic bag levy for New Zealand. PHOTO: Samuel Marsden Collegiate
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Samuel Marsden Collegiate students are currently running a social action campaign urging the public to reduce plastic bag usage and lobbying Government to introduce a permanent levy on plastic bags used by supermarkets. “Plastic waste has been a topical issue for a while and awareness is growing,” Cici Davie, one of the initiators, said. “New Zealand is meant to be this environmentally friendly country, but if you look at our landfills and how much plastic that takes years and years to
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Karori artists show their craftsmanship By Julia Czerwonatis
Beverly Cordue and Linda Caddick, both members at the Karori Art and Craft Centre, are starting to prepare for the upcoming exhibition. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
Council funding to encourage bike-friendly business districts A small organisation encouraging local businesses to set up bike-friendly business districts was the main recipient of a 2017 grant from Wellington City Council’s Communities on Bikes fund. Bikes Welcome is a charitable trust that promotes benefits for local businesses for becoming bike-friendly. Businesses are encouraged to join forces with other organisations in their suburb to create an area that invites cyclists to come and visit local shops more often. Bikes Welcome trustee Jo Clendon said the grant was a boost to their plans for raising awareness among business people about why they should encourage customers who cycle. “More people cycling will mean more customers, and creating bike-friendly business districts benefits everyone. Biking customers will spend more over time at shops where parking is easy and we’ll be
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Karori’s hobby crafters and professional artists will have their best creations on display at the annual Art and Photography Exhibition at the Karori Art and Craft Centre (KACC), opening on Saturday. About 50 exhibitors will have their prints, drawings, watercolour paintings, photography and more on display. Visitors will have the chance to purchase their favourite exhibit and to vote for the best piece of art. “All the paintings and photographs at our exhibition have been made in our courses – either by the workshop members or their mentors,” Margaret Taylor, KACC coordinator, explained. “It’s a display of all sorts of mediums acrylic and oil paintings, coloured pencil drawings, pastel work, graphic drawings, photography and mixed media – it’s a wide range of quality art,” Margaret said.
Most of the pieces on display will be traditional artworks such as landscapes, still lifes, and portraits, however, visitors will also see some abstracts. KACC had partnered up with New World Karori for raffles – the proceeds will go towards Vincents Art Workshop and Pablos Art Studio both of which are running art workshops for people with disabilities. If visitors are interested in joining a course at KACC and learn how to draw or improve their painting skills, Margaret would have information about upcoming classes starting in August, she said. KACC is also hosting a school holiday programme. Art and Photography Exhibition at the Karori Art and Craft Centre, 7 Beauchamp Street, will be on from July 15-22, 10am to 4pm. Costs for art pieces can range from $40 to over $1,000, Eftpos is available, no credit card excepted.
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Question: What do you do when a major earthquake hits?
Michael Hack, Khandallah “Get under a table and hold onto to it “
Christopher Dagger, Khandallah “Get to a door or go outside.”
Samuel Buchman, Johnsonville “Drop, cover, hold.”
Billy Peoples, Johnsonville “Drop, cover, hold, or get under a table.”
Hayden McCormick, Johnsonville “Get to the doorways.”
Thomas Le Suy, Johnsonville “Go to where people gather or under a table.”
Lions new president’s community service recognised Local resident, and newly inducted President of Johnsonville Lions Club, Stephen Cook has been recognised by Lions Clubs International for his commitment to both community service and organisational support through membership of Johnsonville Lions.. President Stephen was awarded with a Melvin Jones Fellowship, named to honour Melvin Jones
who founded Lions Clubs International 100 years ago. This is the highest award that can be presented to a Lions Club, other than International President medals. “It is very rewarding to help fulfil community needs, and it has been very enjoyable to be involved in the Club for many years,” Stephen said. “I have also enjoyed the fellowship and involvement with
a large number of Club members over the years.” As a member of the Johnsonville Lions Club Stephen has participated in countless club projects including activities such as fundraising cruises on the Interislander ferries, planting hundreds of trees, supporting local youth activities and assisting local community groups with their activities. When presented with the award
Stephen thanked the Club members for their work in the community and their support for him in his endeavours. Stephen also acknowledged the many years of support and encouragement from his wife Rosemary, also a member of Johnsonville Lions, who had passed away just four months ago. The Johnsonville Lions Club currently has 18 members and
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Trapping rodents in local backyards for a predator free capital By Julia Czerwonatis
The vision for Wellington to become the first predator free capital city in the world is one step closer, with 84 per cent of Wellingtonians supportive of ridding the city of rats, stoats, weasels and possums according to Wellington City Council survey. Predator Free Wellington is an ambitious project which aims to increase native wildlife. It aligns with the recently announced Government mission to make the whole of New Zealand predator free by 2050 and is supported by Wellington City Council, the Greater Wellington Regional Council and NEXT Foundation. As part of the project’s initial planning phase a survey was undertaken to understand the preferences and attitudes of Wellington residents towards predator eradication. Gavin Kane is one of the driving forces behind Predator Free Ngaio, an initiative started up last year in July. “We are setting up backyard box traps to catch rats and mice in our neighbourhood,” Gavin explained. At the latest count the 420 households that joined Predator Free Ngaio managed to
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trap 1690 rats and mice this year. “We also have an agreement with the council who provide us with traps for natural reserves,” Gavin explained. He said it was a real community thing and that they were hoping to make a difference for the natural environment of Wellington. However, predators were a big issue to tackle. Grant Nalder has only recently launched Predator
Free Newlands/Paparangi/ Woodridge and helped to install over 30 traps in his neighbourhood so far. “My boys put me on the topic, my oldest son is 10, and he was really excited when he heard about Predator Free New Zealand. “My wife dug up some information and as soon as we started our Facebook page we had heaps of positive feedback,” Grant said.
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With Climbing NZ president David Sanders By Julia Czerwonatis
Sports climbing is not only the newest discipline at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 but is also becoming more popular among young Kiwis. Secured on ropes, climbers make their way up high walls holding onto artificial holds and using different techniques to master the route. The Independent Herald talked to David Sanders, a local Aro Valley pianist and artist, and the president for Climbing New Zealand about the sport and the growing climbing community.
So your sons started to climb on a regular base?
Yes, we made an enquiry about a kids climbing club in town, and Ferg’s told us there was a group called the Dynomites that are out at the Hangdog Climbing Gym in Lower Hutt. We contacted them, and they said they were a competition club. My two boys joined their first competition in Mount Maunganui and when we got there it was such a great experience because
no matter what club you are from you are just cheering everyone up. There was such a great vibe and a really good feeling of community, plus the climbers were doing the most amazing things I have ever seen with overhangs and big jumps.
So what is characteristic about sports climbing in New Zealand?
It’s a youth orientated sport. About 90 per cent of the people that participate in
national competitions are under the age of 20. Climbing New Zealand is the overall national organisation for the sport. It’s an urban sport based around the climbing gyms in the cities, and there are seven clubs that are affiliated to Climbing New Zealand. We run a national cup series of lead climbing and bouldering; we run three of these competitions a year. We also run a national championship for lead climbing and one for bouldering.
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Ngaio trumpet player Chris Clark has recently returned from the UK and will be joining women’s choir Voix de femmes for their winter concert. PHOTO: Supplied
French choir presents spiritual tunes this winter By Julia Czerwonatis
Local choir Voix de femmes will be inviting the community to their winter concert entitled From spiritual to spirituals this coming Sunday. 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. The American connection will be enhanced by a piece by singer and songwriter Zachary Richard. The Louisianan musician has a strong affinity to the culture of both the French Acadian immigrants and
the black slaves of the South in the 18th century. Chris Clark, who has recently returned from advanced study in the UK, will be accompanying the concert with soothing trumpet tunes. “I have previously worked with Marie Brown [Voix de femmes music director] and the Kapiti Chorale which was a fantastic concert. I’m thrilled to perform with her again,” Chris said. Chris, who grew up in Ngaio and went to Newlands College, graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with a Masters of Music majoring in trumpet and conducting. During his overseas studies, Chris performed with the renowned playing Welsh National Opera, the Black
Dyke Brass Band, Hallé, and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe which he described as an amazing professional experience. “I’m back in New Zealand now, and I have the opportunity to share these experiences,” Chris said. The 30-year-old recently took on the vacant conducting position for the Wellington Brass Band who are based in Ngaio. “I’m incredibly lucky to live this life of music and have the chance to be doing what I love,” Chris explained. Tickets for $20 can be booked by calling 04 476 9062, and are also available at the door. Voix de femmes’ winter concert will take place on Sunday July 16 at 2.30pm in the Wadestown Presbyterian Church.
Council says new earthquake legislation makes Wellington more secure Wellington City Council (WCC) welcomed new earthquake-prone building legislation on July 1 to make the capital secure in the event of a significant earthquake “This new national legislation will mean some changes for some building owners,” Deputy Mayor Paul Eagle said. “The good news is that the vast majority of the earthquake-prone
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in this space. This national policy reinforces the direction the City Council has taken and the diligence that Wellington building owners have shown in getting their buildings strengthened,” Iona Pannett, Portfolio Leader for infrastructure and sustainability, said. “The council does however understand that major costs are involved in strengthening build-
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Wellington stakeholders commit to new CBD art and music centre Wellington’s Town Hall is on track to be reopened and restored with a new plan for earthquake strengthening, the Wellington City Council (WCC) announced two weeks ago. Now Victoria University of Wellington and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) have come up with plans up to raise $30 million to create an innovative music and arts centre in Civic Square. The creative quarter would feature dynamic architecture that links a rede-
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Local primary school student Shaia Stowers won the first prize at a nationwide reading event last month. At the Book Night 2017, run by Book Discussion Scheme, the eight-year-old Redwood School student from Tawa was awarded $150 worth of book vouchers sponsored by business software company Chreos Business Solutions. Local Book Discussion Scheme member Sallie Hill had the honour of visiting Redwood School and presenting Shaia with her prize. “She is shy but delightful,” Sallie said. Shaia’s name was drawn at random from 2222 registrations from readers of all ages across the country. “Shaia told me she came home from school on Book Night and read over 130 pages; she spent some of the time reading to her younger sister,” Sallie said. Shaia’s father, Hillary Stowers, and teacher and school librarian Rachel Gargan also attended the informal prize giving, which
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were left out on the field. Credit to the Lions, they played far better in the final test draw than they did in their second test win. The fact remains that officials are relying too much on the use of television replays and that evidence is muddying the decision making waters and that needs to change. The old saying used to be a referee never changes his decision, but now in 2017, it seems that saying can be thrown on the scrap-heap. Warren Gatland has earned the respect he no doubt craved pre-tour and may have etched his name a little more forward in the minds of those picking the next All Blacks coach. This is a good wake-up call for the All Blacks and it’s time the International Rugby Board sort out the shambolic interference that video replays are causing inView the decision making processNews at key the Wainuiomata moments of international rugby games. online www.wsn.co.nz
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