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By Emma McAuliffe

A couple of ten year olds are tackling the problem of plastic bags in Island Bay. Island Bay School students Zack Buyck and Levi Roesch became passionate in their cause to end plastic bag use after doing an action project as part of Experiencing Marine Reserves in Island Bay. Continued on page 2. Levi and Zack are on a mission to put an end to plastic bags. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

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Continued from page 1. “We had this project at Education Marine Reserves where we went snorkelling and then we decided to focus on plastic bags and the harm they do to sea creatures. Then we won the action project,” Levi explained. “As part of our project we went to New World Island Bay on a Sunday and counted 206 plastic bags being used in half

an hour,” Zack added. “That’s 43,260 plastic bags being used at just one supermarket in a week.” The pair has since put up posters at Island Bay New World encouraging people to use reusable bags and then spent last Sunday at the Sunday market on the waterfront helping Wellington City Council hand out free reusable bags.

They originally believed boxes would be better, however soon changed their minds. “Before we started concentrating on reusable bags we wanted to focus on cardboard boxes. But boxes are also only single use,” Zack said. “That would create a whole other problem because then there would be more trees getting cut down for the boxes,”

Levi added. The boys said they hoped everyone would cease to use plastic bags. “We asked our classmates when they wanted to stop using plastic bags and they were like maybe when we are 18. And we said, “Why not now? Why not start now?” Zack asked.

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Trees to be removed following storm Wellington City Council would be removing trees at Prince of Wales Park, Mt Cook this week. A number of trees fell or became unstable following the southerly storm last month. Council decided to begin removing about 100 damaged pine and macrocarpa trees to

decrease the risk to users of the City to Sea walkway and the Scottish Harriers building. Council’s Arboriculture team has already begun removing the most dangerous trees. The main project was expected to take about four weeks with work from Monday to Friday between 7.30am and

5.30pm. Public access to the site would be restricted during the project for safety reasons. Tracks through the site would be closed at junctions and alternative routes will be put in place during the hours of operation. Heavy machinery and logging trucks used for the project

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Back to school blast for class of 1977 By Emma McAuliffe

A group of adults took a walk down memory lane last week for a special visit to their former intermediate. South Wellington Intermediate School (SWIS) students from the year 1977 were welcomed onto their old school last Friday with their then teacher Trevor Mallard. Mr Mallard spoke to the students about his memories of the school and his class. “I was a brand new teacher and I was such a bad primary and intermediate teacher I never taught at primary or intermediate again,” he told the school. “The school was a bit different then. “We’ve got past students now living in Australia, America and Thailand, people who make wine, people who make policies and people who drive trucks. “I think you should know there’s a whole pile of stuff around that the world you can do. “I think what we learned in our class was to do things a little differently.” Principal of South Wellington Intermediate School Traci Liddall said she was pleased the school could welcome former students.



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The returning students with then teacher, and now politician, Trevor Mallard. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

“This is an opportunity for our students to hear about the school’s history and to learn something about the varied pathways our alumni have taken,” she said. The former students had the opportunity to discuss with students the differences between 1977 and 2017 class, including how girls got to wear trousers at

the school, informal classroom design, and innovative use of a record player during lessons. “We loved our time at SWIS and celebrated our 30-year reunion with about half the class, so when we turned 40 we thought we should visit the school too,” former student Jude Ulrich said. “SWIS was one of the best

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inbrief news Joyful ceramic art Otaki artist, Paula Archibald, will hold her first solo exhibition at Petone’s Artspace Gallery. Paula has been working with clay for 26 years and creates unique, one-off artworks using a variety of clay and techniques finished off with happy glazes. Visit Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery, 223 The Esplanade Petone, open Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm, from August 5 until September 3. Admission free.

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Have your say on Island Bay cycleway options Four options for future configurations of the Island Bay cycleway were unveiled last Thursday and the community is being asked to make its views known on them. The options have been drawn up as part of the ‘Love the Bay’ process that followed years of controversy and disagreement over the cycleway built along Island Bay Parade. Wellington’s acting Mayor Paul Eagle urged residents to get involved in the two-week consultation on the options. Councillor Diane Calvert, the city council’s community planning and engagement portfolio leader, agreed. “Considerable hours of discussion, debate and analysis have led to the final four options up for consultation,” she said. Councillor Sarah Free, council’s public transport, cycling and walking portfolio leader, said the Island Bay options were part of a “great range of cycling initiatives” that are starting

around the city. The designs retain the status quo with refinements, return to the previous layout with refinements, and introduce two other options. A number of issues have been raised from community input, including parking, locations of bus stops, and costs for each design. Detailed designs for the entire length of The Parade will be developed after council chooses an option. That will happen as a result of consultation, which will be presented to the City Strategy Committee in September. Construction based on this decision is likely to begin in late May.  The designs will be on display at the Love the Bay dropin shop at 132 The Parade throughout the consultation period at various hours from Monday to Saturday. Councillors will be on site at

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The controversial cycleway. PHOTO: Supplied.

The four options:

(Note: The costs for each option are indicative and will be refined once detailed design is completed.) • OPTION A – roadside cycle lane - original layout with enhancements: $4.1 million The Parade south of Medway Street original had kerbside parking, cycle lanes to the right of the parks on each side and traffic lanes separated by a central flush median. Angle parking would convert to parallel parking within the shopping area between Medway Street and Avon Street with the removal of 17 spaces. The flush median would go, along with 40 residential parking spaces to address visibility to and from driveways. • OPTION B – one-way separated kerbside cycleway at road level - current layout with en-

hancements: $5.2 million There would be a raised concrete traffic island between the cycleway and parked vehicles and extension of the cycle treatment along the entire length of The Parade to the Dee Street roundabout. No reduction in the footpath width is expected however; as with option A, angle parking would be converted to parallel parking within the business area and the flush median would be removed, along with 40 residential parking spaces. • OPTION C – one-way separated kerbside cycleway – above road level: $6.0 million A kerb will separate the cycleway from the roadway (and

footpath if at mid-height), and there will be a one metre horizontal safety strip from parked vehicles. Kerbside parking removal to address safety concerns at driveways, and extension of the cycle treatment is proposed. As well as the removal of 40 parking spaces and the flush median, and the conversion of angle parking to parallel parking, the existing western footpath width would reduce to 2.4 metres. Within the shopping area, the west side reduces to 5.2 metres width, while the east side increases to 3.5 metres width. • OPTION D – one-way separated kerbside cycleway – above road level, with angle parking:

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Making Wellington more sustainable one step at a time By Emma McAuliffe

A Berhampore resident won an Absolutely Positively Wellington award in June for her work towards seeing Wellington become the coolest little sustainable capital in the world. Laurie Foon is an instigator helping businesses in Wellington become more sustainable. Laurie started Starfish Clothing in 1993 and later closed the business, becoming the Sustainable Business Network regional co-ordinater for Wellington and working on B-Sides, where she and others interview people to find out what makes them tick.

Laurie Foon won an award for her work with the Sustainable Business Network. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

She is currently part of a team bringing the Good Food Boost, Fairtrade Fortnight and a third Waste Free workshop to Wellington. Laurie said she was humbled to receive the Absolutely Positively accolade in early June as she saw her work as being a team effort. “I think there is a tendency for Kiwis to go ‘oh me?’,“ she said. “I was very thankful because a good friend of mine did this nomination while she was up in the middle of the night breast feeding. “There is always a time to do something for someone like that. It’s humbling and encouraging. “It really made me proud of what I’m doing.” Laurie said one of the important things for her was B-Side stories, which she started doing shortly after then Prime Minister John Key, called Wellington a dying city. “I thought, I don’t believe Wellington is dead - I’m actually going to talk to people doing great things. “At the time Wellington felt very disconnected and glum and I feel like I almost needed to connect it. It’s everyone that takes action. “We’ve had over 26,000 listens and interviewed over 316 people looking to talk about Wellington in a very positive way. “I look at all these people doing such great things,” she said.



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Southgate resident to star in world premier play By Emma McAuliffe

A Southgate resident will be part of a premier play at Circa Theatre next month about forbidden love in Austria during World War Two. Donna Akersten stars in Caging Skies as the grandmother of a young man, Johannes who belongs to Hitler Youth and falls in love with a Jewish girl, Elsa, hidden by his parents in his house. Her life in his hands, Johannes and Elsa embark on a gripping journey of obsession and love that blurs the lines between the captive and the free, the victorious and the defeated, as the horrors of the war unfold around them and each must find a way to survive. This would be the world premiere of Caging Skies, written by Desiree Gezentsvey and based on the novel by Christine Leunens. Donna said she loved the play upon first reading it. “I read the play a year ago when Desiree had her first reading of it,” she said. “My character’s grandson is in the Hitler Youth. She’s not anti-Jewish but she is living in the past a bit. “She’s reminiscing about the time when Vienna was the cultural capital of Austria, when it was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. “When the Nazis came into Austria it crumbled away in the collapse of the empire so she longs for that time. The rise of the Nazi party ruined her life.” Donna, who has been involved with Circa Theatre since the 1970s said she was interested in the play because of its relevance to today’s audiences. “It’s great to have the writer in the room because she is

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An expert on gender equality will make a presentation at a boys’ high school on Tuesday evening. American professor of sociology Michael Kimmel will speak about how parents can encourage boys and young men to become aware of gender inequality and be the driving force of change. College spokesperson Rebecca Burton described him as a great speaker with an interesting viewpoint on the gender equality story. Rebecca said the evening was open to parents and children Year 9 and older, and they did not have to be from Scots College. Tickets for the 6.30-9pm event are $25 each and all proceeds are going towards the school’s Prep playground project.

Donna Akersten will be in Caging Skies. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe

adding all of these little things,” she said. “There’s a lot of relevance to today’s world. There’s a world built on lies and atrocities are happening.”  Caging Skies will be taking

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you think of the council’s options for the Island Bay cycleway?

David Gunn, Berhampore “I don’t like any of them. I can’t understand why you need a cycleway on both sides.”

David Mawdsley, Island Bay “I’m peed off it happened in the first place. People have been getting knocked off bikes.”

Leon Schultz, Vogeltown “Rates will be going up. Car parks taken away and it will ruin businesses. Reseal the road and keep it as it is.”

Ephraim Stephens, Hataitai “I’m not sure. They should have kept it the way it was. There are bigger issues to deal with.”

Ketan Bava, Island Bay “People already can’t find parks so I have no support for anything to do with carpark removal.”

Ben Lokum, Island Bay “It should be back to what it was. I saw a cyclist using the road. She said [the cycleway] was too bloody dangerous.”

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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 Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Dear Editor, Your mentions (CSN Jul 27) reminded me, very proud of my British (English) ancestry, how annoyed I was that the team for this recent tour was styled “the British and Irish Lions” instead of the British Isles Lions as on all previous tours. (The Lion has for centuries been the heraldic symbol of Great Britain and of England.) Ireland was partitioned in 1921, so that only Northern Ireland remained in the

Cycleway Nightmare Dear Editor, OMG: So now the truth finally comes out that the shortest cycleway in Woolly Wellington may now get to be the most expensive at a cool $7million. Is it paved with gold? Isn’t it time to have accountability, transparency, and financial prudence exercised by both Councillors and especially Council Officers? How on earth can a bike way be built for $1.2m yet cost $5m more in the trending conversation, when the majority of Island Bay people just liked it the way it was! I think there is a little cliché of urban planners at WCC who have turned our hills into bike tracks now want to destroy our streets. We have a water supply issue in Wellington yet mean-

time throw millions of dollars at these consultation speak-fests with limited outcomes. Heads should roll over this on-going nightmare. Even at the recent meeting at the Church the City Planners just simply don’t get the message that we like cycleways but the planning by WCC was silly, and take it back to how it was, which gave plenty of space for the few cyclists, and there were never any accidents! Now council officers want to push the very same designs on Berhampore and the Eastern suburbs, and a huge cost over-run will happen there as well. Our city is going to the dogs! Rose Wu Kilbirnie

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United Kingdom. However, the Irish Free State (or Irish Republic after 1936), though it left the British Commonwealth in 1949, seemed not to resent the term “British Isles”, simply the name of a geographical region in Europe. In the same way, though the Isle of Man is one of the Queen’s realms, but not part of the UK, residents quoting their full address end it with “British Isles” as a pointer to the location of such a small island and political entity.

Dear Editor, I am a great believer in supporting the community businesses. Last Tuesday I attended the Empire cinema to watch Dunkirk. Great movie, great cinema photography. But alas, the sound was absolutely horrendous. I know you have to have it at a certain level to get the sound effects, but that was far too loud. Through most of the movie I had to cover my ears, because it was absolutely deafening.

There was quite a number of people doing the same. A number of people before us complained it was too loud. This is not the first time this has happened at this cinema. The owners need to realise it is not the Embassy theatre. It is much smaller, therefore the volume of the speakers needs to reflect on the size of the theatre. Disappointed theatre-goer. Mike Smith Houghton Bay

Taking collective action on damp homes A Wellington social enterprise has set about rallying key players to solve the problem of poor quality housing. About 1600 deaths a year are attributed to people living in cold, damp homes. The Sustainability Trust and regional partners gathered last week to discuss a coordinated effort to address housingrelated health issues Organisations with a stake in the issue, including representatives from city councils and regional council, DHBs, government agencies, charitable trusts, research and health organisations, gathered on Thursday last week to discuss a regional housing initiative for Wellington. “Everyone in the room wants Wellington homes to be warm and dry, especially for those families who are on a low income or suffering from housing-related health issues,” Sustainability Trust chief executive Philip Squire said. “But at the moment there are some barri-

ers to doing that – not enough money, policies and laws that give mixed messages.” The Government’s Warm Up New Zealand: Healthy Homes scheme and the recent changes to the Residential Tenancies Act have gone some way to getting New Zealand homes upgraded but there is still work to do, Squire said. A recent study estimated there are 750,000 homes across New Zealand that still need to be insulated. There are still Warm Up subsidies available to low-income families and their landlords, but tale up has been very slow in the past year and funding will expire in June next year. The Healthy Homes Guarantee bill passed its second reading last week, and there is a voluntary rental warrant of fitness scheme soon to be launched in Wellington. It is hoped a steering committee for the regional healthy housing group will be established in the next month.


Thursday August 3, 2017

Students push for a nationwide plastic bag levy

Wellington community to tackle climate change A city-wide fund providing support to teams in the Low Carbon Challenge programme has been launched. The project is led by Wellington City Council, BNZ, Powershop and Greater Wellington Regional Council. Any Wellington organisation can commit funding to the growing movement of people tackling climate change by building Wellington’s Low Carbon Future. “There is no question that taking risk, taking on big challenges and asking big questions with bold vision and action are all on the rise in our nation’s capital so we think Wellington really is fertile ground for supporting exciting new ideas that can have real impact on our city and the world,” City Councillor David Lee, portfolio leader for climate change, said.  Applications are now open for start-ups. Visit





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Evans Bay Intermediate School EBIS prospective students open day and night: On Wednesday 30 August Evans Bay Intermediate will be holding an open day and evening for prospective year 6 stu-

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Imogen reaches personal best at Youth Commonwealth Games

Thursday August 3, 2017

Karate Students Shine on Medals Table Brooklyn-based Patricia Reilly Rembuden karate students had success at the recent Karate National Championships. Senior students Anjali Gupta and Nikisha Goundar (both Shodan black belts) teamed up with another young black belt, Shileena Ravji from another local dojo to perform in the team kata at the Nationals, which were held in Wellington on July 15-16. They managed to come away with a bronze medal at the Nationals, having missed out narrowly in the semi-final to a more experience team. “All three performed personal best sin terms of their kata performance. The great thing was, when they later performed as individuals they lifted again to achieve an even better performance. That is all a coach can ask for,” Sensei Patricia Reilly said. It came after earlier success for the club at the Manawatu Open Karate Championships in June, where 13-year-old Zoe Ashton won both Premier Kata 11-14 years and Premier Kumite 13-15 years divisions. Along

Imogen Skelton took third place at the 2017 the Youth Commonwealth Games with a jump of 1.76 metres. PHOTO: Supplied By Julia Czerwonatis

Hataitai local Imogen Skelton has taken home a bronze medal from the Youth Commonwealth Games at the end of July. High jumper Imogen took third place with 1.76 metre jump – a personal best. “It was really exciting for me as this was my first international competition. I did much better than expected,” Imogen said. The New Zealand Olympic Committee had named a team of 34 young Kiwis aged between 14 and 18 to represent New Zealand at the Bahamas. It’s the sixth Youth Commonwealth Games and 70 nations were represented in the tournament. Following in the footsteps of New Zealand Olympians, including cyclist Sam Bewley and swimmers Corney Swanepoel and Corey Main, who also competed at Common-

wealth Youth Games, young athletes were gaining their first Commonwealth-style games experience. Disciplines included athletics, beach volleyball, boxing, cycling and swimming, judo, rugby sevens, tennis, and beach soccer. The Youth Games are part of the wider Commonwealth Games Federation’s commitment to support peaceful and sustainable Commonwealth communities. The Bahamas 2017 were the second edition of the Youth Games held on a small island developing state, following the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. After her success at the Bahamas, Imogen said she was aiming to improve her skills and keep pushing for a new personal best. “At the moment I’m preparing the national secondary school competitions at the end of the year which will be another exciting event,” Imogen said.

Helping large patients A bariatric care approach would help staff provide respectful and safe care for very large patients, the Capital and Coast District Health Board (DHB) said. Capital and Coast DHB’s approach, initiated in 2015 with private provider Essential Helpcare, involves equipment for larger patients. An initial bundle included a bed, walking trolley, body hoist, and toileting equipment with more options available. “It can be humiliating for a very large patient if this equipment isn’t available

and, for example, we can’t take their blood pressure or they can’t fit into a chair,” Andrea McCance, executive director nursing and midwifery, said. “The bundle approach ensures this doesn’t happen. “Essential aims to deliver the equipment within an hour of it being ordered – a vast improvement for patients and staff.” Last year, 182 bundles were delivered to assist 268 patients with an average weight of 200 kilograms.


with Victoria Prestwood-Smith and Tessa Staples, Zoe also won a silver medal at the Nationals in the 10-13 years team kata. Victoria and Tessa were outstanding as well at the Manawatu Championships. Victoria getting silver in kata 11-14 years and Tessa winning the 9-10 Intermediate kata. Ella Hansen, another team mate, came second in the same division. Hayato Yagi attended the Nationals for the first time and won a silver medal for kata in the Intermediate 10-11 males. “When you end up with both your students in the finals it is a win all the way,” Patricia said. “For me as their Sensei and coach, and for them both as fellow karate-ka who train together every week, pushing and encouraging each other to be better each day.” She said karate was a great way to discipline the mind and build strength physically and mentally through repetition of movement and the control of thoughts and breathing.

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That cog named Crotty If you want to pin-point a reason why the All Blacks could not beat the Lions in the third test (besides the officiating) Ryan Crotty is that answer. Having just de-iced myself from my seat at AMI Stadium at the Super Rugby semi-final where the Crusaders beat the Chiefs 27-13, it’s become apparent Crotty is now a must for the All Black backline. In near freezing temperatures, the No 12 who was injured for the key matches of the Lions tour, proved what a crucial cog he is in the midfield of a rugby team. He organised the red and black defensive line, and there was a lot of it to do, and he made the right decision on attack. Such was the defensive effort, the Crusaders had just two minutes in the Chiefs’ 22 all match, but still managed four tries. Crotty was named man of the match

at the ground, with a surely frozen crowd clapping in approval at the decision. It was just one degree at the time of the announcement, so clapping was one heck of an effort. Crotty may not be the flashiest player, he may not have the explosive power of a Ma’a Nonu or Sonny Bill Williams but, like Walter Little 20 years ago, he’s solid, reliable and dependable. Just like most quality players, his work may be understated but his quality and impact cannot be. The Crusaders are a better team with Crotty in the midfield than they are without him. One man does not make a team ,and certainly a quality team like the Crusaders is built on a team ethos, but what Crotty does is sublime in its innocuous nature and simplicity in execution.


Thursday August 3, 2017

Design awards keep stacking From zero waste company to social up for talented student enterprise Wang Hening, also known as Ted, student at Yoobee School of Design in Wellington is kicking goals in the international design world. Ted came over from China to study Digital Media Advanced and has just been announced as one of two winners from Oceania in the Visual Effect Internship category for The Rookies. He now will have the opportunity to take up the much sought-after internship in either Australia, Canada, United

By Julia Czerwonatis

With their business Organic Boxes, Richard Bacon and his partner are delivering fresh organic food to people’s doorstep. The Wellington-based zero waste company has been operating for about nine years buying food for customer orders from local farmers in Wairarapa, Kapiti and Nelson. “I’m passionate about the environment,” Richard said. “We have been doing it wrong for too many years throwing chemicals on the ground for more food, but that’s not the answer.” Richard said farmers were forced to grow more than they need, supermarkets bought more goods than they could sell and so did the consumer. “We waste more than 50 per cent than we need.” Organic Boxes aims to turn around the system with taking food pre-orders from customers so that no food would be wasted through wholesalers. “People in Wellington love it,” Richard said. Organic Boxes aspires to become more sustainable yet. “About one month ago, however, we decided we were missing something,” Richard said. The business settled to become a social enterprise and set the goal to provide families in need with fresh fruit and vegetables. “With every $70 purchase we will deliver a free box weekly for an entire year to a struggling family in Wellington,” Richard said. Organic Boxes are partnering up with budg-

Richard Bacon and his partner established Organic Boxes about nine years ago – now they help Wellington families in need. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

eting agencies and community programmes like Kiwi Community Association (KCA) to find local families in need. Nicola, a local single mother, and her family were the first recipients and very grateful for the donation. “The project is absolutely amazing – it’s a wonderful idea and Richard is a really lovely person,” Nicola explained. She said she loved organic food, and with the cost of fruit and vegetables covered she was now able to afford meat and other ingredients to enhance family meals. “Everyone in the office was in tears two weeks ago when we announced Nicola as our first recipient. It just made us realise that we’re doing the right thing,” Richard said.

Yoobee School‘s Ted is a 2D and 3D concept art designer. PHOTO: Supplied

Kingdom, Japan or New Zealand. “I am really thrilled to be a winner of an internship and I’m going to take it up at Weta Digital – it’s my dream,” Ted said. “This is a great opportunity, and it’s really cool to be able to work with key industry people and learn so much. I had participated in the Rookies last year, and was a finalist, but to actually win and make a comeback like this is just a great feeling.” The Rookies is a global competition for young designers, creators, innovators and artists. The awards were created to discover and showcase the outstanding talent emerging from higher education facilities and to help launch careers at the world’s top studios. Ted is a 2D and 3D concept art designer. Last year he won two major awards, coming second in Gwangmyeong Concept Design Competition which was held by Weta Workshop. He also received one of the Wellington International Student Excellence Awards in 2016, which was presented by at the time Deputy Prime Minister Bill English. Ted just finished a film project as a junior concept designer at Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines. Nick Webster, Yoobee head of school, said Ted’s success in New Zealand is thanks to a healthy dose of talent and tenacity. “We are so excited for Ted, and it is great to see our creative, passionate and humble students succeed at high levels, and even more impressive when their efforts are formally recognised regionally, nationally and internationally.”



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