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Thousands of people lined the streets of the capital this week to welcome home Emirates Team New Zealand after winning the America’s Cup. The team, which included Worser Bay’s Josh Junior, paraded from Parliament to Civic Square on Tuesday. Emirates Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup at the end of June with a final score of 7-1. Continued on page 2. Worser Bay’s Josh Junior with the America’s Cup. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe
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Emirates Team New Zealand parades the streets after winning the America’s Cup Continued from page 1. It was the first time the team had won since 2000, when New Zealand successfully defended the cup under skipper Sir Peter Blake. New Zealand would now host
the next America’s Cup in 2021. The team met at Parliament where they were greeted by Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman and Assistant Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard.
Mr Coleman told the team how proud the country was of them. “This is the most important sporting triumph we have had probably since the last time we won it,” he said.
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“This cup is an enormous magnet for New Zealand,” Mr Mallard added. “It’s getting people to come here that wouldn’t normally come here.” Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby thanked the crowds for their support. “Thank you for making us feel important. “The next job for us is to start thinking about the future.” Worser Bay Boating Club’s champion Josh had the opportunity to thank his fans and fellow Wellingtonians at the closing ceremony at Civic Square following the parade. “For all the people in Wellington to come out and support us is just amazing, especially to receive that support in Bermuda so thank you so much,” he said. Did you attend the America’s Cup parade? What did you think? Let us know at emma@ wsn.co.nz
Towards a Predator Free city Eighty-four per cent of Wellingtonians are supportive of ridding the city of rats, stoats, weasels and possums, according to a recent survey by Predator Free Wellington. Predator Free Wellington is a project aiming to increase native wildlife by making Wellington City the first predator free capital city in the world. It is supported by Wellington City Council, 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 residents towards predator eradication. The survey found the major-
ity of residents were generally pro-predator management, and two out of three residents were willing to be actively involved in the project. Wellington City Council predator free portfolio leader, Councillor Andy Foster said the results were encouraging. “Because Predator Free Wellington is such a big project, its success will very much be driven by backyard trappers. “The benefits of becoming a predator free city will be something that Wellingtonians can be really proud of, and it’s great to have their enthusiasm affirmed though the survey results.” Initially the focus was on developing a plan to eradicate
rats, weasels and stoats from the Miramar Peninsula and would then extend throughout Wellington. The peninsula was chosen as the initial area of focus as it has been possum free since 2006 and as a peninsula is more easily defendable from predator reinvasion. Project director, James Willcocks said Predator Free Wellington would support and connect community groups across Wellington who could assist in the vision. “We’ll work to address the concerns of the 16 per cent of residents who were less supportive or wanted more detail by providing plenty of information about the benefits
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Lifejackets help prevent tragedy on the harbour Locals headed out on the water are reminded to wear life jackets following a near miss with a sinking vessel at the weekend. Police received a call on Saturday morning from the occupants of a six metre recreational catamaran saying their boat was sinking 300 metres west of Somes Island. A short time later they advised Police that their boat had now sunk and they were in the sea.
All three people were wearing lifejackets. They were uplifted by a passing yacht while the Wellington Police Maritime Unit vessel Lady Elizabeth IV responded and were returned safely to shore. Senior Launch Master Stu Main, Police Maritime Unit said the incident showed how quickly things could go wrong “despite the calm conditions on the water”. “The fact they were all wear-
ing lifejackets has prevented what could have been a potentially tragic situation.” Saturday’s incident followed a collision last Sunday, July 2 when a 6.7metre recreational boat collided with the sea breakwater wall just outside the Seaview Marina. All three people on board sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. They too were all wearing lifejackets. The boat sustained damaged but was recovered by commer-
cial operators the following day. Police are investigating both of these boating incidents. Maritime law dictates that all boat captains should ensure there are enough life jackets onboard for everyone. It is recommended that everyone on board a vessel up to six metres long wears a life jacket at all times. For more information on water safety head to www. watersafety.org.nz/
From Chile to Berhamporetheatre makers ready for debut By Emma McAuliffe
A Berhampore based theatre company are about to make their BATS Theatre debut with a play hoping to challenge people to follow their dreams. The Swimmer by Smoko Company follows two young swimmers who are in love, however, are put to the test by one of their mothers who is deeply involved in her daughter’s life. It will take place at the BATS Theatre from August 8 to 12. Smoko Company playwright and director, Manuel Saez and designer and producer Camila Fernandez said they were looking forward to the production. It would be their second in New Zealand, after moving here from Chile six years ago. “Our first play in New Zealand was Frida vs Kahlo at the Newtown Community Centre as part of Fringe this year,” Camila said. “This is the second show we are doing but the first in a professional theatre.” “For us this opportunity
is very important,” Manuel added. “We have a lot of experience overseas but it is good for us because we are finally doing stuff here.” Manuel spent over a year writing the script in Spanish. It was then translated, with the help of Ca m ila, into English, and again into New Zealand English. “I think we have seen lots of different forms of theatre in Wellington from classic to super contemporary,” Camila said. “I think I would say we have seen some diversity and I think Chile has the same diversity.” Manuel said despite the play being a love story, he hoped audiences would enjoy the cinematic action of the play and leave thinking about their own lives. “The inspiration for this story was love and what happens when you have your competition, and demonstration when the mum finds out about the relationship,” he said. “You have to be yourself and not pursue your parents
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Residents wishing to make their views known on a new bus hub in Kilbirnie have until tomorrow to do so. The consultation is being run the Greater Wellington Regional Council as part of their plans to update bus hubs and routes around the city. The consultation will run until July 14. Consultation documents containing maps showing each option, together with pros and cons, can be found at the Ruth Gotlieb Library in Kilbirnie and at www.metlink.org.nz/bus-hubs.
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$50 million for new children’s hospital By Emma McAuliffe
Wellington Regional Hospital is set to get a new $50 million children’s hospital thanks to property developer Mark Dunajtschik. Mark is a major benefactor in the areas of education and sport and has previously offered to donate to the strengthening of St Mary’s of the Angels. He would be paying for and building the new hospital then gift it to the Capital and Coast District Health Board. Health board chair Andrew Blair said the “amazingly generous offer” would have a big impact on the children, their families and staff. The current children’s hospital is almost 30 years old and is no longer fit for purpose. “We’ve been working on a long-term plan for child health services, which included a new children’s hospital – but building wasn’t going to start for several years,” chief executive Debbie Chin said. “Mr Dunajtschik’s generosity means we’ll get the hospital much sooner.” Doctors and nurses are ac-
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tively involved in designing the new hospital, which is expected to take around 18 months to build once plans are finalised and resource consent is granted. Existing child hospital and outpatient services – which are currently housed separately – would move to the new hospital. “A building dictates how you can deliver care,” chief medical officer John Tait said. “Not only are we designing
a new hospital, we also get the opportunity to design our future child health services. “This is a fantastic opportunity for Wellington and the region and we are incredibly grateful to Mr Dunajtschik.” “We’re also grateful to Wellington Hospitals Foundation chair Bill Day for planting the seed with Mr Dunajtschik and for his ongoing support for the project,” Andrew added. Around 4,000 children per
year are admitted to the child health services at Wellington Regional Hospital. Eighty per cent of the children live in the Capital and Coast DHB area; the other 20 per cent are children from the lower North Island. Just over half of these children are under five years. More than 5,000 children attend nearly 38,000 outpatient appointments at Wellington Regional Hospital every year.
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A 19th-century smoking pipe has been found at Denton Park during an archaeological excavation. The excavation was the first step in works for the Lombard Lane upgrade aiming to make the laneway and Denton Park a more attractive and inviting space for people to visit and use. The pipe is one of a “fantasies” ser ies of famous characters of the time and was produced by French pipe manufacturer Gambier. It depicts champion English rower James Renforth and
appeared in catalogues in 1868 and 1879 before being discontinued. It was found in a rubbish pit alongside a buried brick wall that was also uncovered during the dig. Based on Thomas Ward’s 1891 plan of Wellington, the wall appears to be part of a six-roomed house. Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young, Portfolio Leader for central city projects, said it was fascinating to uncover objects painting a picture of the city’s past. “The original beach was
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Sophie De Gregorio, Taylor Smith, Bri Mitchell, Tanisha Ramji and Sarah Choice have created a book to educate children on the harmful effects of plastic. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe
A group of girls have created a book to educate children on the harmful effects of plastic. Island Bay residents Sarah Choice and Tanisha Ramji, Miramar resident Sophie De Gregorio and Taylor Smith and Bri Mitchell wrote The Adventures of Katie and Tama: The Power of Plastic as part of the Young Enterprise Scheme this year. The girls’ team, known as Blue Print Books, scored in the top eight out of 105 teams in the Dragon’s Den from Wellington, the Hutt Valley and Wairarapa. Bri described The Adventures of Katie and Tama: The Power of Plastic as a mix of a colouring book and a story aiming to teach children about how littering could affect wild life. “It’s a mix of a colouring book and a book to read about two kids, Katie and Tama, who are going to litter on the beach but then a Taniwha tells them not to. “We’re looking to change the behaviours of children to create positive change for the environment,” she explained.
Sophie said the girls had chosen plastic pollution as something to focus on because it was a current issue. “It’s been something that’s been on the news every day and we recognise it can be a big issue,” she said. “We want to support the book launch by doing a beach clean-up, which we want to make into a family day for children to enjoy,” Tanisha added. Bri said it was important for the girls that they did something that raised awareness about an issue, not just start a business. “An important message we want to get out is that this issue is real and it is happening,” Taylor said. “We brought in Maori culture to make it relevant for our New Zealand audience.” “New Zealand has such a clean, green brand. We want to keep it that way,” Sophie added. The Adventures of Katie and Tama: The Power of Plastic would be available through the Sustainability Trust’s Eco store and on the Blue Print Books website. For more information head to blueprint.mystorbie.com/
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Zoo saddened by the loss of cheetah The Wellington Zoo team were saddened on Friday after the zoo’s eldest cheetah died. Charlie, Wellington Zoo’s 13 year old cheetah was euthanised Friday afternoon after deteriorating health issues could no
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Students equipped to shoot documentary By Emma McAuliffe
A group of St Catherine’s College students will now be able to make their own documentaries after being presented with a camera last week. English as Second Language Learners at the school were awarded a camera by DocEdge director Dan Shanan for their work around the Docs For Schools programme earlier this year. The students had watched the film #chicagoGirl: The Social Network Takes on a Dictator and then worked around it creating their own citizen journalism film footage and blog entries. Teacher Lisa Lorenzen said the students had got a lot out of seeing the film. “We’ve done a lot of work around social media. “For us this would be a climate change revolution, as all St Catherine’s College girls would be taking the time to do an action around climate change.”
The Panasonic camera was presented to the students on Tuesday, July 4 and the girls immediately started thinking of what they could base their own documentary on. Docs For Schools is part of the annual DocEdge festival held at the Roxy in May. It is a free programme offering screenings of leading documentaries to schools in Wellington and Auckland. Docs For Schools manager Jane Cotty said the programme was now in its second year. “The Docs For Schools programme started last year and this year we saw a huge increase in the number of students attending from Wellington - over 2,500 over a seven day period. “Students were able to view a range of documentaries covering a number of different themes including: bullying, social action, conservation, NZ and WWI and refugees. “The programme aims to engage students with local and global issues,” she said.
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Open for ‘Bags in the Wild’ experience By Emma McAuliffe
Wellington’s Souther n Landfill is inviting interested locals to book a tour at its Happy Valley premises to see plastic bags ‘in the wild’. The landfill has been highlighted in recent months as struggling to keep plastic bags flying off in the wind into sur rounding native bush and waterways. The tour will take locals to the heart of the damage being done by plastic bags to the city’s natural environment. “The beautiful regenerative native bush in the surrounding valleys is littered with plastic bags some of which have been there since the 1970s,” waste operations manager Adrian Mitchell said. “This is embarrassing for us but we need people to see fi rst-hand the damage plastic bags can do.” Those on the tour would
Plastic bags litter the land at the Southern Landfill. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe
Ready, set, trapping Clyde Quay School students have been working hard to keep Mt Victoria a safe place for birds to live. The school’s year seven and eight students have set up traps at the school and around the suburbs to catch rats, mice and hedgehogs. Students made “tracking tunnels” that helped to identify which pests lived in the area by looking at their footprints and then got advice from Wellington City Council and pest control group Wild Eyes about how these pests affect native ecosystems. “I think this is important because it’s saving the environment,” year seven student Brian Ngan said. “We are old enough to make a difference.”
A similar group, Victory over Vermin, is catching pests in the town belt and the school wanted to support their work by trapping in Mt Victoria. “I think that trapping is the lesser of two evils when you measure it against the possible extinction of our native treasures,” teacher Sandy O’Brien said. “As an Enviroschool, we think it’s really important to be looking after our planet so future generations can enjoy what we enjoy.” There are currently two traps set at school and seven in households in the community. The students hoped by doing this, many more people in Mt Victoria would be inspired to start trapping pests.
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LETTERS to the editor
1066 BC surely not! Dear Editor, Re Rose Wu’s letter (CSN June 29), I am at a loss to know what she means by linking the year 1066 BC with the words of Jesus she says are in Matthew 18:25, by which she must mean Matthew 18:15. As well, referring to the brother who sins against you, Jesus says you are to tell
him of his fault, not yours, and in private, so that he might be reconciled with you (or words to that effect in various English Bibles nowadays). I’m confident that no English Bible gets it backto-front, anyway. I don’t know of anything said by anybody in 1066 BC; but I surmise the lady is thinking of the year 1066 AD,
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and the Norman Conquest of England. It is certainly the mostknown date in English history; so perhaps it’s not surprising that many people have somehow got “1066” imprinted in their memory, even if they misapply that number somehow. H Westfold, Miramar
Told you he is a show pony Dear Editor, I wrote earlier in the year about SBW (Silly Billy Whish) and now he has done it again. Totally failed NZ, the All Blacks, the youth of NZ, Olympics, the Sevens, the Rugby World cup
Dear Editor, The first thing I heard about the third Test was on the 7 a.m. news on Sunday, when the referee was criticised in public. I did not have to hear the score to realise that we had not won. Steve Hansen had the grace to say that they accepted the referee’s decision but that it was wrong. Even his mum should have slapped his face if he talked about her like that. Only bad losers do that. I saw a better display of sportsmanship on Saturday when Mana and St. Pats town played in Elsdon; only 5 players of one side turned up and several of the other team switched jerseys to make it a good sporting though muddy display. Paul Franken Strathmore Park
so let him go back to league and boxing. He is an overpaid show pony at his used pass by date, hope the Rugby Union get real and dump him. Rose Wu, Kilbirnie
Vapour smokers Dear Editor, It has never been scientifically proven that smoking E-cigarettes are better for public health than the actual cigarette smoke in that passive Vapour is less harmful to the public’s health than the current actual passive cigarette smoke? E-smokers freely exhale their clouds diseased vapour in public as if
it is OK, but it contains all the dangerous flu germs directly from their diseased lungs! It is well known in the scientific Lab practice to use vapour to transmit germs into other substance because it is the best transmitting binder to keep the germs alive! - Go figure! Ban diseased E-cigarettes in public! Martin Beck Mornington
Consultation on buses Dear Editor, I was interested to read that the chair of the Greater Wellington regional Council sustainable transport committee Councillor Barbara Donaldson, considers the present four bus stops in the Kilbirnie town centre “poorly located and need to go” (CSN June 29). In their place the council has proposed three options for relocating the bus stops. While the existing layout is not one of those options,
it is a pity as Donaldson didn’t give a detailed description of the proposed alternatives, which may come as a surprise to many Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay bus users. According to the consultation document available at the Ruth Gotlieb Library, Kilbirnie these are: Option 1, relocate all stops to Evans Bay Parade; option 2, Relocate the present stops C and D to Rongotai Road outside Commonsense Organics and the
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COLDS AND FLU Winter is well and truly upon us now and winter colds and flu will become more common. We have all experienced the symptoms, which often start with a dry (raspy and sore) throat, leading on to other symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, runny nose, blocked nose and headache. Sore throats are usually caused by virus infections like colds or the flu but may also lead to other things. If you have a sore throat that lasts more than a few days, or you have difficulty swallowing, enlarged tonsils, swelling of the neck, earache or joint pain then it could be something more and it is really important to see your GP. The common cold usually lasts 1 to 2 weeks and there is no cure. The nasal passages and throat get infected by viruses that keep changing every year, so it is hard to develop a cure. Your own immune system is your best defence. Recovery is helped by resting in bed and staying at home stops you passing the virus to others in the workplace and those in the outside world. Drink plenty of fluids, water is best and not smoking (this is a good time to quit, so ask your Self Care pharmacist about the Quit Smoking fact card). Colds are not serious for healthy people. People often, mistakenly, think that antibiotics will treat a cold. Antibiotics won’t because they don’t work on viruses, which is what is causing the cold. Antibiotics will be useful for a cold only if you develop a secondary bacterial infection - like a chest or sinus infection. So when you have a cold, don’t go to the doctor expecting to get
a prescription for antibiotics. People often refer to a cold as the flu (influenza). While it is caused by viruses and, like the common cold, spread by coughing and sneezing, the flu is a much more serious and severe infection. The flu comes on very quickly and often will be accompanied by very sore and achy muscles, and a high fever. It also tends to last longer than a cold (about 1-3 weeks). Flu vaccinations are the way to guard against getting the flu, but you need a new vaccination each year because the viruses keep changing - making the past year’s vaccine ineffective against current flu. Accredited pharmacists are now able to administer the flu vaccine in the pharmacy for your convenience. In particular circumstances the flu vaccine may be free for you, so check this out with your Self Care Pharmacist. See the Fighting Colds and the Flu and the Influenza fact cards for more information. Although medicines can’t cure the common cold they can help relieve symptoms, especially when you are feeling miserable and having trouble sleeping at night. Self Care pharmacists can help you choose the right medicine for your symptoms. Nasal sprays or drops are available that will give relief from that congested bunged up feeling. However you must stop using decongestant nasal products after about three to five days of usage. This is very important with this group of medication or otherwise there is a risk of “rebound congestion” where
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Lions fans made welcome By Emma McAuliffe
Hundreds of visitors to Wellington for the British and Irish Lions tour earlier this month were made welcome at Toitu Poneke. The Poneke Rugby Club hosted over 450 British and Irish Lions supporters during the Wellington leg of the tour. Poneke’s Wayne Tacon said the club wanted to make sure fans had a good time in Wellington and had the opportunity to meet local rugby fans. “We met with travel agents, Gulliver’s Travel, last August and they said their feedback from previous supporter tours was that people did not feel they got to meet local rugby supporters. “Initially we were under the impression
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we might get 200 people,” he said. Wayne said this number grew significantly to 450 confirmed before the tour. As well as having the opportunity to watch the games supporters were also treated to other events at the new Wellington City Council supported facilities. “A lot of supporters were with us from Monday through Sunday,” Wayne said. “We hosted a curry and quiz night for the supporters on Thursday. “It gave supporters the opportunity to meet local, grass roots rugby fans. “We wanted people to enjoy being in Wellington,” he said. Did you host any British and Irish Lions fans during the tour? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
The women’s team will soon have new uniforms. PHOTO: Supplied.
New uniforms ahead of regional tournament Handballers in Wellington will soon have a fresh new look after receiving a grant for new uniforms. The Wellington Handball Federation was awarded $2000 from the New Zealand Community Trust towards new playing shirts and shorts for the senior men’s and women’s teams that compete in the Australian state championships. Treasurer of the Wellington Handball Federation Claire Guest applied for the grant. “We send our senior men’s and women’s teams to the New Zealand regional tournament in Auckland,” she said. “If they do well, they will qualify for the Australian state championships in October 2017. British and Irish Lions fans enjoy Poneke. PHOTO: Poneke Football Club Facebook
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Video killed this Lions tour I’ve been told draws in sport are as awkward and unfulfilling as kissing your sister. I have three brothers. No one will be able to convince me that the last penalty was only an accidental offside. It’s probably the first time I’ve genuinely believed, days after the fact and with the emotion of the strange last few moments of the 15-all Lions tour decider, that the All Blacks should have had the final say through a penalty kick. Kieran Read was very diplomatic after the game, saying that it had been a penalty for years but his men put themselves in a position to make the referee a factor. While I was furiously updating my Facebook status with an equally furious statement about the largely brain dead officiating, the All Black captain hit the nail on the head. There were too many handling errors from the home team; too many points
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 in the decision making process at key moments of international rugby games.
“These players, many of whom are university and secondary school students, will be funding the trip themselves including airfares, accommodation and training costs.” Therefore, she said, it was important for the club that team members did not have to contribute too much to new uniforms. “Handball is a small sport in New Zealand and we don’t get much exposure.” The Wellington Handball Federation was established in 2007 and hosts the biggest handball community in New Zealand. They organise local handball competitions and school tournaments. For more information head to www. handball.org.nz/wp/?page_id=634
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