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They were each assigned a colour to design a piece of clothing – 16 students made it to the finals and their work will open the Resene Designer Runway in three public shows. Finalist Kaylee interpreted her Resene paint colour “She’ll Be Right” literally. “I started out with right angles and then played with line and shape to achieve asymmetry. “I gave my garment depth by pleating and layering the fabric, creating shadows and bright highlights,” she said. The result of three weeks work is, as Kaylee described it, an “80s style power dress”. She is currently spending six weeks in India on the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia to learn about textile and fashion technology. “It’s mind-blowingly beautiful here,” Kaylee said.
She is in her third and final year at NZ Fashion Tech and said both projects – her India trip and the Resene competition – were the most amazing opportunity she had on her way to becoming a designer. Katie Flanagan from Churton Park will join Kaylee at the NZ Fashion week as a Resene finalist. Katie was drawn to striking architecture in London for inspiration along with her colour “Buttercup”. “I found some breath-taking structures, and I saw a similarity with honeycomb.” Growing up with generations of women in her family adept at sewing, cross-stitch, knitting and embroidery, Katie’s creativity is second-nature. “I wanted my cape to add drama, structure and the idea of manipulating views on positive and negative space.”
Plants, fireworks and happy faces Wilton Playcentre celebrated Matariki in a colourful manner this year with hearty shared meals and gorgeous fireworks. Thanks to a generous plants and gardening tools donation from Bunnings Lyall Bay parents, tamariki and caregivers could revamp their outdoor area, too. Bunnings staff supported the Wilton Playcentre team who took up spades and planted a range of edible and decorative plants in the newly upgraded outdoor space. The planting was timed to celebrate Matariki, the beginning of the Maori planting season. Jo McWilliam, a Wilton Playcentre parent member, joined the celebrations with her son and said it was an amazing experience for all the children.
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inbrief news Smokefree incentive Wellington City Council offers free outdoor dining licence fees for 20172018 for cafes, bars and restaurants if they have smokefree outdoor dining areas. This incentive intends to help make Wellington smokefree by 2025. Venues wanting to provide outdoor dining will still need to apply for a $95 permit.
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After the storm By Julia Czerwonatis
Winter has lashed out at New Zealand with full force, sending a raging storm over the entire country last week. For two days southerly gales caused chaos and destruction in Wellington, with wind forces peaking at 167 kilometres per hour on top of Mount Kaukau. Wheelie bins, rubbish, debris and larger tree branches were scattered over the streets of the suburbs. April Clark, meteorologist from Metservice, said while Wellington experienced a significant weather event last week, the storm wasn’t unusual for this time of the year. “We get these kinds of lows usually once a year. The strong southerlies meant for us heavy rain and really strong winds.” Kelburn had the highest recorded wind speed in the suburbs with gusts reaching 128 kph which was “pretty substantial”, April said. From Wednesday to Thursday Khandallah saw 102 millimetres of rain coming down. Heavy rainfall caused several slips slowing down traffic on Onslow Road in Khandallah, Lennel Road in Wadestown, and Clayton Road in Karori. A slip came down onto the Hyalite building on Kaiwharawhara Road on Thursday night and is still
With gusts up to 128 kilometres per hour running errands wasn’t very pleasant.
causing issues. Another large slip on Mairangi Road, linking Wadestown and Northland, blocked both lanes on Friday and took a couple of days to clear. On Rangiora Avenue in Khandallah a slip came down on a car. Chartwell Drive in Crofton Down, Trelissick Crescent in Ngaio and Wadestown Road were also blocked on Friday. In Newlands, a loose trampoline came flying down the suburbs entangling itself in a powerline and cutting off power to a nearby house. Council reminded families to tie down trampolines to avoid these kinds of accidents. Several households in Johnsonville, Newlands, Paparangi, and Woodridge were without power on Thursday, and Tawa suffered from a major outage on Friday. Ngauranga Gorge was closed for a few hours on Thursday after the gales almost ripped apart a road sign above the highway. Richard MacLean, Wellington City Council spokesperson, said road slips had been cleared over the weekend, however, council would be busy with cleanups for a few weeks. “People should still take care out Debris, trees, rubbish, and wheelie bins were hazardous there, winter is by far not over,” obstacles on Wellington’s roads. PHOTOS: Julia Czerwonatis Richard stated.
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Slow process around Karori Campus debacle By Julia Czerwonatis
Interest groups attempting to settle upon the future of the old Teacher’s College in Karori haven’t come to terms yet. Ministry of Education (MoE), Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington City Council (WCC), and Karori Campus Group (an association formed of Karori residents) have been in dispute ever since the university announced they wanted to sell the property. The university is currently offering back land that is surplus to requirements to the original owner, a requirement under the Public Works Act, which
concerns five properties. In their June news update, Victoria University advised that the process was almost completed with three properties being sold. The university also stated that groups using the campus wouldn’t be able to access the facilities after December 1. “[W]e are unable to give any certainty about the use of the campus beyond December 1,” Stephen Costley, director property services at Victoria, explained. Negotiations between Victoria and the MoE are ongoing – the ministry wants to buy campus land to build a new western suburbs technology centre to relieve
pressure on Karori schools. In an email to the Karori Campus Group and other associates Councillor Diane Calvert said she was disappointed that “Vic University was prepared to enter into a ‘masterplan’ exercise with WCC regarding the Town Hall precinct, but has shown no interest in doing the same with the Karori Campus”. “I consider that Victoria University has not upheld one of its own institutional values/strategies i.e. commitment to civic engagement and has wanted top financial dollar out of any sale regardless on the impact of the citizens of its own city,” Ms Calvert stated.
Mr Costley said the university had engaged closely with WCC throughout the divestment process, however deciding the future of the campus site was up to the new owners. “Victoria University’s primary purpose is to provide high quality, cost-effective tertiary education to our students and research on behalf of the wider community. Other bodies have a mission to provide community facilities, to make town planning decisions and to decide on investment in schools,” Mr Costley stated. What should happen with the Karori Campus? Send us your opinion to email@example.com.
A family history gift Fr iends of Ba rba ra Sworder remembered the former Cashmere Home resident who died earlier this year with a dedicated photograph that features Barbara standing next to a photo of her father. B a r b a r a ’s f a t h e r , Thomas Wade Lomas, left Wellington in 1915 to fight in WWI joining forces in Egypt. Soroptimist International of Wellington gifted a framed photograph during a communal memorial service at the Cashmere Home in June. Barbara was an inspiring life time member of the Wellington Soroptimists and introduced one of the staff at the Cashmere Home to the club. Soroptimist International is a worldwide
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From local rugby pitch to international match By Julia Czerwonatis
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“It didn’t really hit me until the players made me sing the national anthem solo in front of the entire bus driving to the game. And then they presented me with my jersey in the changing room – that’s when I realised I was going to be playing my first international game.” Nick Grigg grew up in Johnsonville and went to Newlands College. Today the 24-year-old plays for the Glasgow Warriors in the Scottish Rugby Union and has just played his international debut with the Scottish national team. “I started playing when I was five, my dad made me play,” Nick said. After playing for the Johnsonville Junior Rugby Club and Newlands College, Nick joined the Petone Rugby Club, “who were a premier one club at the time then,” Nick explained. He eventually joined the Hurricanes development team, the Wellington Lions. Nick’s amateur career took a U-turn after some of his friends loaded a “cringy highlights video” of Nick on Youtube. Former All Black Craig Dowd
saw the footage and put Nick in contact with a British agent. After a few test matches for the Glasgow Warriors, Nick signed up with the club at the start of the of the 2015/16 season playing 22 of 24 games. Nick’s good performance for Glasgow convinced Gregor Townsend his former Glasgow coach who had moved to the Scotland national team, to name Nick in the national team. His Scotland debut in Fiji was part of the third and final 2017 summer tour test match. “It was a tough game. We lost 27-22 to Fiji which was sad, but it was still awesome to play. “I sang the national anthem as loud as I could and just then immersed into the game,” Nick said. After spending a few weeks home, taking a break from rugby and catching up with friends and family, Nick is heading back to Glasgow this week to join the Warriors for another season. “I will be trying to make it into the Scotland team again. And then hopefully lead up to the next World Cup. I really want to play against the All Blacks one day.”
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Kevin Garrett, Johnsonville “Eat.”
Darrin Griffin, Churton Park “Go for a walk.”
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Paula Ann, Johnsonville “Going to the gym.”
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EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a garden centre in Middleton Road was entered near the southern fence line. Seedling racks were trampled on to gain access. Rose bushes were targeted and some were dropped when exiting the fence. CCTV footage recorded the incident. The garage of a house in Fraser Avenue was broken into and a mountain bike was stolen. A flat in Johnsonville Road was entered by reaching through a small open window and opening a larger one to gain entry. A TV set and a DVD player were taken, exiting through the front door. Two burglaries, just hours apart, occurred at a retirement village
located on the Burma Road. The first took place at 3am when an offender was caught on camera in the side office area. A laptop, a power tool and battery were taken. It’s not clear how the robber entered. Later during the evening another burglary was carries out and entry was gained to the office by jemmying open the door. A sum of cash, clothing and tablet were stolen. CCTV footage is available. A burglar tried to enter a house in Sheridan Terrace by forcing the front door open. The door bears the marks of multiple attempts but it did not yield and the attempt was
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abandoned. In Newlands a Mazda stationwagon, parked unlocked for a period of 20 minutes in the driveway close to the front door of a house in Balmain Street, was entered and a laptop was stolen from the boot. In Miles Crescent a pair of gum boots was stolen from the doorstep at the rear of the house. It is understood that petty thieving has also occurred in nearby houses but not reported. In Khandallah a jemmied window gave access to a house in Box Hill which is currently under renovation. A garage remote was taken and used to open the door. Goods stored in the garage were rummaged but it is not known if anything was stolen. A Toyota Dyna flat deck truck parked locked overnight in Malda Grove was entered and a concrete breaker left on the passenger foot well was stolen. In Churton Park an offender smashed a bathroom window in an unsuccessful attempt at entry in Hawtrey Terrace. The
front door was then smashed open, splintering the door frame and dislodging the lock. This triggered the alarm and caused the offender to leave the house through the back door. An informant has provided a description of the offender. In Crofton Downs the owners of a house in Spencer Street were away and a neighbour who was looking after it heard noises coming from it around midday. On investigating they found a group of youths departing the scene. The offenders had gained access and had been eating and drinking and smoking inside the house. They had also made a mess. Bank cards were stolen and later used in Johnsonville at fastfood outlets and for petrol in Wellington. In Grenada Village entry was made to a commercial office in Aruba Street by smashing a kitchen window. The alarm was triggered. The petty cash cupboard was targeted and a cheque book and bank statements were stolen.
People’s Ambulance fundraiser launch The Wellington Free Ambulance will launch their People’s Ambulance fundraising campaign this week, supported by MPs, councillors, and volunteers. Every year Wellington Free Ambulance needs to find the money to replace six ambulances. “The People’s Ambulance campaign is all about putting an ambulance on the road in our community that is fundraised by the people, for the people,” Diane Livingston, head of fundraising and communications, said. “It’s our 90th birthday, and what better way to celebrate than with an ambulance that people will be able to recognise as
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‘Rotary Kaukau is doing things differently’ Wellington’s newest Rotary Club celebrated its first change of club president on July 9. Formed in April last year, Rotary Kaukau has close to 30 active members, most of who turned up to the event held at Khandallah Trading Company, along with friends of the club and other Rotarians from around the district. “Rotary Kaukau is doing things differently” Russell Law, outgoing president, said. “We established the club to appeal to a new generation of Rotarians – people who have busy lives and young families, but still want to give something back to the local community. “The fact we held our changeover
event at our local pub gives you a clue we are a bit different to your traditional Rotary Club.” Newly inaugurated president Michael Middlemiss is a Ngaio local who had joined Rotary Karori three years ago. “The Karori club has done many wonderful things in the past but it was dying – it didn’t resonate with the current generation,” Michael explained why he switched to Rotary Kaukau last year. In their first year Rotary Kaukau organised several youth orientated projects. They sent two Onslow College students to a Rotary science camp in Auckland and established a youth leadership programme. “This year we want to do a lot of
tree planting and involve different community initiatives. We also aim to establish an annual family event where everyone climbs up Mount Kaukau together,” Michael said. Average age at Rotary Kaukau is 38 and with equal amounts of male and female members Rotary Kaukau intended to move on from the Rotary Club image of “old men drinking”, Michael explained. Rotary Kaukau meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the Khandallah Town Hall from 7pm. Visitors and potential members are always welcome. For more information visit rotarykaukau. club or the Facebook page @ RotaryKaukau.
The Johnsonville Scottish Country Dancing Club celebrated midwinter with a joyous Viking feast and Scottish dance earlier this month. “Our midwinter celebrations are aimed at cheering people up in the cold months,” member Kristin Downey said. “It’s about getting our people together and strengthening the bones within the club.” Over 40 dancers and their family members with mighty Viking helmets and swaying Celtic garments joined the celebrations at St John’s Hall sharing mulled wine and a hearty dinner. The Scottish Country Dancing
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Club was established in Johnsonville 60 years ago and is somewhat different from Highland dancing, as Kristin explained. “Highland dancing is competitive and mostly performed solo, whereas Scottish country dancing is a non-competitive social activity,” she said. With about 10 clubs, the Scottish country dancing community is well presented in Wellington. “The fortunes of the community rise and fall, of course, but everybody sees a rise in membership at the moment,” Kristin said. With increasing membership, the Johnsonville club has the financial backup to put on live music for their club nights on occasion.
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“Traditionally it’s accordion, fiddle, and keyboard. Live music is a lot more fun than dancing to records,” Kristin explained. At the beginning of each year, the Johnsonville Scottish Country Dancing Club runs a beginners course and gives newcomers the chance to join the club. From March until November the dancers meet for sessions on Saturday nights. Kristin and her husband Rob have been dancing with clubs around the world. “It’s not only popular in Scotland and New Zealand but many countries. I started it in Singapore in 1985 when I lived there. Whenever Rob and I go travelling, we take our dancing shoes with us.”
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My dogs love it when we get pizza for dinner. Not that they sample the contents – although no doubt they would if they could, but because of “THE BOXES”. Next day, with a scatter of regular food inside and a few well-placed strips of tape, they get to chase and destroy their very own pizza boxes with great gusto! Cheap and simple this never-fail home-alone activity will be the highlight of their day. Plastic bottles (minus caps) and ice-cream containers can also fit the bill for safe entertainment – with or without a little dry food incentive inside. As a professional dog trainer I help people balance the activities that their dogs enjoy. Walks, swims or chasing sticks and balls are great fun and often why people first get a dog – planning to get them out and about, but there are times when life gets in the way, so a few backup activities around home can really fill the gap and keep everyone more satisfied. That’s especially useful when the weather is rough since the need for exercise and outlets for energy do not disappear. I recommend good commercially produced toys for home-alone entertainment too. As long as they are safe – avoiding the fluffing
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Calling for help immediately can save lives As part of their heart attack awareness month the Heart Foundation is urging Kiwis to call for an ambulance immediately if they suspect they are having a heart attack to decrease risks of death or permanent heart damage. Recent Heart Foundation research found that New Zealanders over 45 were concerned about “wasting other people’s time” – more than half of the respondents listed that as the number one reason to delay calling 111. “It’s okay to call for an ambulance, even if it turns out not to be a heart attack,” Gerry Devlin, Heart Foundation medical director, said. “Let the medical professionals do their job and determine whether the patient is having a potential-
ly life-threatening event.” Symptoms of a heart attack can include chest discomfort lasting 10 minutes or more, pain that spreads to the jaw, shoulders or back, excessive sweating, shortness of breath, and nausea. Women experience different symptoms to men such as discomfort in the upper back, nausea, sweating and unusual, unexplained fatigue. Karori resident Annie Harcourt survived a severe heart condition ten years ago. She initially dismissed the pain in her arm for a few days. “As a former cardiac nurse I was quite aware of the fact that women often present with pain that’s not typically central-chest pain. But I was just 45 at the time, I was as fit
as I’d ever been, I didn’t smoke, I was young and a female so I had lots of protective factors.” A worried friend prompted Annie to see her GP. The angiogram showed that her main coronary artery was very thin. “That’s where my blockage was, just where the main coronary artery comes in,” Annie explained. She was immediately scheduled for open heart surgery. “I was really scared. They told me that they usually see that lesion at autopsy, because normally it blocks off and that’s it.” Luckily, Annie is in good health today. “I would recommend anyone with those kinds of symptoms to call 111 immediately after my experience. You just never know.”
Khandallah puts on ‘warm, witty and whimsical’ play this winter
Four family duos will star at the KAT production: (back) Neil Rusling and Allan Burne, (middle) Neil’s daughter Sienna, Mya Hastings, siblings Izzi and Alex Anderson, (front) Mya’s grandmother Christine Bartlett and Allan’s son Buster. PHOTO: Supplied
There’s a family feel to Khandallah Arts Theatre’s (KAT) production of The Wind in the Willows, which opens at the Cochran Hall in Khandallah on Thursday. The play is Alan Bennett’s warm, witty and whimsical adaption of Kenneth Graham’s classic novel. “It’s an entertaining play for all ages,” Shannon Tubman, show director, said. “Many adults grew up reading or having the book read to us, but to many children the story and characters will be new.” Three of the lead actors – Allan Burne (starring as Toad), Christine Bartlett (Mole) and Neil Rusling (Ratty) – have children or grandchildren in the cast Neil said he auditioned because his daughter Sienna wanted to be in the play and he liked the idea of them doing something together. “It’s turning out to be great. The best thing is doing something with my daughter but I’m also loving it because Shannon is an awesome director.” It’s the first real acting experience
for Mya Hastings, Christine’s granddaughter. She loves seeing how the play is coming together and enjoys the conversations with her grandmother as they drive between Lower Hutt and Khandallah three times a week. “Adults will enjoy Bennett’s wit. And children get a huge kick out of seeing their peers onstage,” director Shannon said. “The cast are having a ball, and I’m sure it’s not just the jaffa lumps I’ve been bribing them with. I’m having as much fun as they are, it’s fabulous to see a cast of adults and children enjoying the same hobby.” The Wind in the Willows runs on selected days from July 20-29 with shows starting at 6.30pm, matinees starting at 2 pm on July 22, 23 and 29. Ticket for $20 waged, $15 unwaged and $10 for children under 12, are available on kat-theatre.org.nz, 972 6180, email@example.com, or at Khandallah Pharmacy.
Karori resident Annie Harcourt had a blockage in her coronary artery. PHOTO: Supplied
Reducing waste to the last fibre Wellington City Council has partnered up with Wellington business The Formary to divert staff uniforms from the rubbish heap and transformed into reusable fabrics, textiles, and feed stock. It’s estimated that there has been a 400 per cent increase in the production of clothing in the world over the past two decades. “Synthetics can take hundreds of years to break down in landfill, while clothing dyes and finishes create another issue
– it is these sort of legacy issues that the programme partners are highly cognisant of and aiming to address through the programme,” Peter said. Councillor Iona Pannett, sustainability portfolio leader, said many of the council teams wear a uniform every day, like the local hosts and traffic wardens, and these garments all had an expiry date. “With this exciting initiative, we will reduce materials going to landfill – and give them a new life, which doesn’t cost the earth.”
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NEWLANDS ARMS — ALWAYS SOMETHING SPECIAL The Newlands Arms is really a one stop shop comprising of Bar and bar food, Thirsty Liquor bottle store, Pokies, TAB and pool table. We have an everyday lunch special between 11am and 2pm which consists of
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Eighteen teams comprising over 120 people packed 1841 Bar and Restaurant in Johnsonville on Sunday night, July 9, to take part in a quiz night fundraiser for Diabetes Youth Wellington (DYW). Organiser Bridget Pope was elated and thankful: “Everything ran really smoothly. We had some great helpers on the night and it was a phenomenal turn out, considering it was a Sunday evening and the weather less than ideal,” Bridget said. “The committee was absolutely blown away by the support we received and are incredibly thankful to all the sponsors who donated prizes
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60 kilometres for suicide prevention By Julia Czerwonatis
The Wellington Urban Ultra was a bit of a glissade for the Wellington Harriers last weekend after torrential rain falls on Thursday and Friday. However, the seven runners did well during the trail-running endurance event around Wellington’s hills with Will Bell coming third overall and Alex Jones coming sixth overall. “It was lucky we got rid of all the nasty weather,” Paul Hewitson, who is organising the group, said. “It is an absolutely stunning scenery and a beautiful course.” Team mates Letha Witham, Stu Milne and Sean Bardsley ran the 42-kilometre course, and Paul himself, Will, Alex and Peter Frawley competed on the 60-kilometre trail – together they raised over $2,500 for the Samaritans. “I have always felt and believed that physical exercise is a like an antidote to depression,”
Paul explained. “I have friends who struggle with mental illnesses. Depression is underfunded, under-resourced and underestimated.” Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in New Zealand. The chief coroner’s latest annual report shows that 579 people took their own lives between July 2015 and June 2016. New Zealand also has the highest rate of teen suicide in the OECD. Samaritans are dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the alleviation of loneliness and depression which can lead to it. They provide a 24/7 helpline service offering confidential, non-religious and non-judgmental support to anyone who may be feeling depressed, lonely or suicidal. “We are excited to have this group of runners from Wellington Harriers Club supporting the work we do to help those people going through tough times in their lives,” Peter Bark-
Wellington Harriers joined the Wellington Urban Ultra last Saturday to raise funds for the Samaritans. PHOTO: Supplied
er, Samaritans of Wellington board chair, said. Last year trained Samaritans volunteers took over 30,000 calls from people throughout New Zealand who needed
someone to talk to. “We need to do something to reduce the number of suicides in this country. With no government funding, Samaritans need the support of communi-
ties to keep their 24/7 helpline going,” Paul added. To make a donation to the Samaritans visit givealittle. co.nz/cause/60km4samaritans.
Johnsonville grab last-gasp win over Avalon Johnsonville’s premier rugby team share the lead in the Hardham Cup competition after a somewhat fortuitous win over Avalon at Fraser Park on Saturday. Woodridge Homes Johnsonville were top of the ladder before Saturday, a point ahead of Upper Hutt, but the latter grabbed a
bonus point with their big win over Paremata-Plimmerton while Johnsonville could only manage three tries in their last-gasp 22-19 victory over Avalon. Johnsonville looked to have control when up 15-7 at halftime over Avalon but lacked urgency in the second half, and the home side stormed back to lead 19-15 midway
through the second spell. They clung to their lead with some staunch defence right until the final minute of regular time when Johnsonville scored and converted to steal a 22-19 victory. Livewire flanker Siaosi Mafi, second-five Imanueli Bese and wing Levi Grace scored for Johnsonville with fullback Tiwi Davies kicking
a penalty and two conversions. The win was Johnsonville’s sixth in a row, but they are likely to be fully tested over the next couple of weeks having to face both Poneke and Upper Hutt away. Johnsonville’s Quay Marine premier reserve side registered a huge turnaround against the Avalon reserves, coming back from 14-29
down at halftime to win 49-38. The Bob Selkirk-coached side notched up five converted tries in the second spell after looking down and out at halftime. A feature of the win was the reappearance of former Johnsonville prems prop Sam Manu who more than held his own despite his 54 years.
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Old Boys University beat Wainui 56-22 in round six of the Jubilee Cup. All Premier teams and referees wear purple socks in support of Ruck Cancer – an initiative promoting the awareness of cancer and men’s health within the Wellington Rugby Community. The Presidents Grade also took part raising
awareness for men aged 35 plus who are at highest risk. With their Purple Sock campaign Ruck Cancer wants to start a conversation amongst team members, friends and family about health and wellness. For more information visit facebook.com/RuckCancerNZ.
If ever there was a better example of why boxing is failing to draw the eyeballs it once did, the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor circus has been all you need to see. Mayweather, a charismatic talker, yet boringly undefeated boxer will put his undefeated 49-0 record on the line against the biggest name in mixed martial arts, McGregor, who has an equally charming way with words but can also back it up in the octagon. The silver tongued, inked up fighter from Ireland will don the bigger boxing gloves on August 26 in Las Vegas in a bout dubbed ‘The $180 Million Dance’. A title which has more truth to it the deeper you dig. The money value is the purse the two fighters will share and the dance is likely to be the reality with Mayweather having rather dull, defensive fights resembling more of a dance than a sporting contest. The duo has hurled insults at each other at a four-stop global press tour over the past week. Racial profiling and gay slurs have all
been part of it. McGregor even had the words ‘f___ you’ pin striped into a suit he was wearing. The pair has thrown plenty of insults towards each other but to me, it all looks a little forced. I don’t believe either of them hates each other. I know I couldn’t hate someone that I was making $180 million with. Quite frankly I fully expect the duo share a wink and a nod backstage after these press conferences. Kiwis can expect to pay north of $50 for the fight, which is actually a fraction of what Americans will have to pay to view it but is there any value? That’s up to the individual - I’m on the fence about watching it. What happens once it’s over? Mayweather beats McGregor at Mayweather’s own sport or McGregor beats a semi-retired Mayweather and then goes back to MMA? Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is in for another money grab and people are set to cough it up in bucket loads.
Wednesday July 19, 2017
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