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A World Cup to behold By Jamie Adams

Pupils at Kahurangi School were treated to a taonga of epic proportions last Thursday when the Rugby League World Cup paid a visit. The school’s Waka Puhara Nui and Waka Puhara Toru classes were given the privilege of getting a close look at the Paul Barriere Trophy, which was being taken on a tour of schools in the country’s major centres in the leadup to the world championship tournament that starts in October. Continued on page 2. Cam Piercy, Isaac Hming, Caeden Ioapo and Oden Ngatai-Miller admire the Paul Barriere Trophy. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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Kahurangi pupils awestruck as World Cup pays visit Continued from page 1. RLWC 2017 community engagement co-ordinator Harley Wall gave a presentation to the classes about the history of the trophy, followed by a quiz with prizes handed out for correct answers. The trophy had arrived in a metal box and Harley wore special gloves to haul it out, such was the preciousness of the sporting “taonga”. The pupils gasped in awe at the size and lustre of the 27-kilogram sterling silverware. Harley explained the 63-yearold trophy had had a “hard life”. “In 1970 during the Rugby League World Cup in England, the trophy was stolen. No one knew where it went,” he told the pupils. “The trophy was found in 1990, lying in a ditch. “It was back in action from the 2000 World Cup onwards.” Kahurangi was one of just two Wellington City schools on the touring circuit, though the world cup publicity team did plan to visit other schools in Porirua and Hutt Valley.

Pupils of Waka Puhara Nui and Waka Puhara Toru classes surround the Rugby League World Cup at Kahurangi School on Thursday. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

Teacher Bessie Fepuleai said the school was chosen due to its talent base, with a number of its pupils now playing rugby league at regional and representative level. The cup last toured New

As the Wellington City Council begins work on a new twoway cycleway for Cobham Drive, the public is being asked to help shape proposals to connect it with the harbour route to the city, the gateway to Miramar and other parts of the eastern suburbs. Two open days would allow people to give their thoughts on the various options for Miramar Avenue, Evans Bay Parade and some 20 other roads linking Kilbirnie and Miramar with

Strathmore Park, Seatoun and Newtown. The open days are at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie on Wednesday 6 September, 4pm– 7pm and Saturday 9 September, 10am–4pm. Councillor Sarah Free, council’s portfolio leader for public transport, cycling and walking, said councillors unanimously reconfirmed the city’s cycling programme in December last year, including changes to proposed routes and roads.

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Broken leg worth it for plodder Mike By Jamie Adams

It takes more than a broken leg to stop Mike Butler from walking more than the length of the North Island – especially when there’s money to be raised. The Island Bay resident arrived in the Cancer Society’s Newtown office on Friday after completing a 1200km trek from Auckland to Wellington. The epic journey raised $12,500 for the Cancer Society and its completion was timed to coincide with the charity’s Daffodil Day. However the walk effectively took more than a year due to a freak accident in the Wharerata forest, 40km south of Gisborne. “I broke my leg after I slipped when I kicked a pine cone,” Mike explained. The incident happened on August 2 last year, barely a month after he headed off from Auckland. “On the anniversary date this year, I continued.” Mike is an employee of ANZ, which, including its National Bank predecessor, has sponsored the Cancer Society for 27 years. With the bank encouraging staff to raise funds for the charity, Mike first came up with his novel

Mike Butler with his dogs Idol and Toby and supporter Pankaj Ambavane at the Cancer Society’s Newtown office, the terminus of his 1200km walk, on Friday. Photo: Jamie Adams

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idea in 2011 when he walked the length of the South Island, raising $22,000 in the process. “I’m always looking for ways to do something that’s better than baking.” This time Mike’s journey was even longer as it involved a detour from Hamilton to Gisborne, with a support crew and his dogs Toby and Idol accompanying him. As well as the broken leg, Mike suffered blisters and even cellulitis in a toe, requiring antibiotics. But through rain and shine he battled on, taking a collection bucket with him as he visited ANZ branches at every town along the way. Mike wanted to thank “all the wonderful people” who supported him with meals and accommodation. He’s not ready to hang up his boots, with a plan for an even more ambitious journey, this time in India, in late 2018. “Next year in the northern hemisphere winter I plan to walk from the Golden Temple in Amritsar to the Taj Majal. I have no idea what it’s going to be like.” Pankaj Amabavane, an ANZ contractor who supported him on this year’s walk, will act as guide for the 650km excursion.

Five concerns highlighted as election nears Housing and mental health have been identified as the major issues facing community organisations in Wellington Community Networks Wellington (CNW) ran an annual survey of issues that are common across its 110 member organisations. “We polled our members on what were the biggest issues

affecting the community sector, and poor access to adequate housing and high unmet mental health needs came out on top,” Co-chair Bridget Murphy said. Other issues of concern were poverty and inequality due to unemployment and low wages; barriers to accessing appropriate services such as language, literacy and financial

literacy; and lack of funding within the sector. CNW encourages Wellingtonians to keep these issues at the forefront as New Zealand heads towards the election. “There is a misconception that some social issues such as mental health only impact mental health providers and that just isn’t true,” Bridget said.


“Wherever there are high unmet needs in the community the whole community feels the impact. “Regardless of whether a community group’s primary purpose is food rescue, education, housing or health these five key issues are the ones that make an impact on day-to-day activities.”

Island Bay Presbyterian Church is running a quiz night fundraiser to help the indigenous people of West Papua in their ongoing struggle for independence. The church is saying “Leave your IQ fears at the door”, since this “no whizz quiz” is for all ages and many of the questions will have fun themes. It’s on Saturday, September 2 at 7pm, 88 The Parade, Island Bay. Tickets at the church hall door are $20 adult, $5 for under 15s.

Orange Day parade for road safety The Orange Day parade, the annual Road Patrollers March for Road Safety, is happening tomorrow. The event, which has been running for more than 20 years in Wellington, will involve over 1400 road patrollers and adults, led by the Scots College Pipe Band. The parade route starts at Parliament at 10am and travels down Lambton Quay, Willis Street and Mercer Street to Civic Square, where the patrollers will move into the Michael Fowler Centre for their prize giving ceremony. Mayor Justin Lester will be handing out the prizes for best banners and best presence in the parade.

Councils support regional arts The Wellington Regional Amenities Fund (WRAF) has allocated over $1 million to seven organisations – boosting the region’s reputation as the arts and cultural centre of New Zealand. Recipients this year are Cuba Dupa, Kia Mau, and LUX Light festivals, which are popular fixtures on the regions’ events calendar. “Some of the funding criteria that needs to be met includes a long-term financial contribution to the region – and these seven initiatives and projects will showcase the area, reach people across the region, and draw people to it,” WRAF chair Wayne Guppy said.


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inbrief news Correction In last week’s edition it was stated that the Seido Karate Club members who were planning a plastic clean-up day were based at Wellington’s main dojo in Brooklyn. They are in fact from the South Wellington branch based in Adelaide Road, Berhampore. The error is regretted.

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Gayaal Iddamalgoda Independent Candidate for Wellington Central 1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved? The Government has a track record of not viewing education as a basic human right but as a sector from which resources can be deprived or where private money can be made. Currently, there is a trend in the growth of exclusive private, integrated state and charter schools

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while quality public education is neglected. Education should be free and universal, not just for the rich. We call for greater funding for schools and teacher training. We call for the abolition of charter schools and all other forms of elitist private or quasi private (so called ‘integrated state’) education and, we call for the removal of any stigmatising ‘decile’ or ‘risk’ categorisations from schools attended by children of the poor and working class people. We’ve also seen international students exploited by fly-by-night tertiary fraudsters, and Labour has proposed solving this by cutting student visas. But international students are not the problem here; the problem is an education system that is alternately neglected and treated as a cash cow. We call for high quality and fully-funded education at every level. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses? I call for the growth of workers’ rights.

Secure hours and a universal living wage should be treated as the minimum requirements for a prosperous and abundant society. Today thousands of migrant workers are tied to bad employers who pay exploitative wages. This system of exploitation is often governmentally sanctioned by such schemes as the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme. It drives down wages for all workers in New Zealand and pushes all working class people further down the ladder of poverty and inequality. The way to remedy this is to ensure equality for migrant workers so they cannot be used to depress wages in this way. Migrant workers should not be blamed; they don’t decide how cheaply they get paid. They need the protection and solidarity of their fellow New Zealand workers. 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues? Unfortunately elsewhere in the country migrants are blamed for the strain on infrastructure, but in

fact most population growth is natural increase – people giving birth. Public transport should be well developed and affordable for all. It is environmentally sustainable and socially fair. Freedom of movement and good effective transport are basic requirements for a good society. We call for infrastructure development, whether it is in housing, education or transport that it is driven by social need, not by lucrative contracts. 4. Why are you an independent candidate and not a party member? Because there is a gloomy trend in all political currents – even from the left – of blaming migrants and refugees. A system of growing inequality is to blame, not migration. Scapegoating migrants is not only racist, it obscures the real issues caused by the system that neglects the poor and working class. Migrants and refugees are not enemies. They need the same things we all need. What’s good for migrants and refugees is good for everybody.

Another suburb aims to purge predators Tui, wax-eyes and a host of other native birds can start to breathe a little easier from September with the rollout of subsidised backyard predator traps in Island Bay. Predator Free Island Bay has launched its trapping programme months after its formation by local residents Dihlum Nightingale and Julie Williams.

Julie said if just 700 households (or 1 in 5 backyards) adopted the traps, Island Bay and Owhiro Bay could be predator free in as little as three years. “We know that given the chance, many residents see real value in making their backyard - and their suburb - mouse and rat free” Julie said.



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Renowned artists join forces for school art show Well-known New Zealand artists Sheyne Tuffery and Lisa Walker will display their wares at South Wellington Intermediate School’s (SWIS) third annual art show, which kicks off tomorrow. It’s the very first time multi-media artist Tuffery and contemporary artist, jeweller and designer Walker, both from Wellington, have been part of the SWIS fundraiser. The pair look forward to showcasing their work and raising much-needed funds for the school. “I like putting my art in to school charity exhibitions, being a father myself I can see schools need a lot of voluntary help and as well as financial help - this is a win-win opportunity,” said Tuffery. His work will feature a mixture of framed works on paper and a small painting or wall sculpture. Meanwhile, Walker, whose daughter attends SWIS, will be showcasing a necklace made out of steel compound, a common repair paste for fixing the likes of holes in car exhaust pipes. “I like working with materials that are commonly used in other areas and often buy from hardware stores.” Walker and Tuffery are among more than 30 artists from all over New Zealand exhibiting in the annual fundraiser. Even SWIS students are busy producing their own works for sale on the night, and like the other artists exhibiting, they will take a commission.

Contemporary artist/jeweller Lisa Walker will showcase a necklace with a difference at South Wellington Intermediate’s Art Show. PHOTO: Supplied

It is providing a great opportunity for these students to get a taste of the art world, principal Traci Liddall said. “This is also a fabulous opportunity for the public to be the first to view and purchase the art, and to soak up what will be a great atmosphere,” Liddall said. Art show organiser Virginia Woods-Jack says the show is a great way to reach new audiences and to raise much-needed funds to buy a shade sail for the revamped playground.

Last year’s sold-out gala night saw more than 200 attend and raised funds to upgrade the playground. This year’s event kicks off with a gala night being held in the SWIS school hall. Doors open at 7pm, with guests treated to live music, fine wines and a complimentary drink on arrival.  Tickets cost $22 and can be bought from or from the door on the night. The SWIS art show continues on Sunday 10am-4pm.


inbrief news Meet the candidates Rongotai constituents will have a chance to meet the election candidates at St Anne’s Hall, Emmett St, Newtown on Tuesday. The doors open at 7.10pm, and the meeting will start promptly at 7.30pm. Patrick Morgan of the Newtown Residents Association will be MC. The formal presentations, questions and answers will be followed by supper and time for informal chats.


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21 tennis clubs across the central region are opening their doors on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 September from 1-4pm, and serving up a fun, FREE event for people of all ages. The event is for anyone, young or old, who would like to try out - or get back into - tennis. By attending, you will have the chance to win a trip for two to the 2018 ASB Classic in Auckland in January. Bring yourself or bring your family and find out all there is to love about tennis! Clubs will be firing up the barbeque, and there’ll be games and giveaways. Tennis Central’s Participation Manager Mel Jansen said “Tennis is a fun

and friendly sport. People of any age or level can pick up a racquet and have a lot of fun together. Kids, adults and families can make the most of this free event and maybe find a new passion. Now in its second year the Love Tennis weekend is a great way for families to find out if tennis is for them”. Club members are encouraged to get behind this campaign to promote and support their local club and bring along their friends. Equipment will be provided by participating clubs.  For more information and list of participating clubs visit

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BNZ stores were “closed for good” on Wednesday last week. Don’t worry, the company hadn’t gone bust, rather it was a case of more than 3000 staff getting out of the office to participate in more than 550 community projects. The bank said it was New Zealand’s single largest day of corporate volunteering, with 147 Closed For Good activities involving 792 BNZ staff taking place in the Wellington region alone. One such project was a working bee to remove noxious plants, widen mountain bike tracks and plant native seedlings on a hillside below the Brooklyn wind turbine. The 23-strong team joined forc-

es with the Brooklyn Trail Builders, a branch of the Wellington Mountain Biking Club, which BNZ staff member John Baddiley happened to be the president of. “One hundred and fifty volunteer hours have gone into today,” John said. “The Windmill Track now has signage and is wide,” John said. “We have also been cutting out barberry and have placed poison on the stumps to stop them growing back.” One hundred and fifty was also the number of seedlings that were planted, and the result spoke for itself. “This area was covered in gorse and barberry until today.” Native trees planted include rata,

flax and pittosporum, which were provided by Berhampore Nursery. “Community groups do some amazing work throughout New Zealand and we take real pleasure in being able to give back in this small way, whether it’s by picking up a paint brush, planting native trees, providing budgeting advice or running financial literacy workshops,” CEO Anthony Healy said. External relations consultant Natalie Benning said the bank branch closures would not have disadvantaged BNZ customers as business critical staff, including call centre staff would still be working for urgent services, and all online and mobile banking services running as usual.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you support the Greens’ proposal to introduce light rail to Wellington by 2027?

Michelle Guest, Island Bay “I am pro-light rail. I think the light rail option is fantastic. I do support subsidies for it.”

Mike Butler, Island Bay “I think light rail has the capability to be a great success. It’s worked brilliantly in Melbourne and Bordeaux.”

Phil Sisson, Lower Hutt “Yes, but just have it from the railway station to Courtenay Place. It should go round in a loop.”

Lindasy Armstrong, Lyall Bay “I think it’s a good idea. I’d imagine it would be quicker and there would be less hassles with the traffic.”

Joanne Mahon, Lyall Bay “Yes, because town can be quite chaotic, but only if it doesn’t cost more than the bus or train.”

Mike Cullinane, Lyall Bay “I think it’s a great idea as there’s people needing to go to the hospital and airport. It’s fine if it costs a bit more.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Car cult mentality in Island Bay Dear Editor, Isabella Wishart (CSN 24/08) says she is perplexed by Chloe Bisley-Wright’s letter to the Cook Strait News, but then goes beyond perplexity in aggressively connecting ‘cyclist’ with ‘unable to begin to see other (perspectives)’. I have no trouble understanding either perspective with the Tea Party-type (read Donald Trump) uprising in Island

Bay continuing unabated in 2017 after it began in 2016. This is the car cult mentality which is strong nationwide but has seldom reached the surface to the extent it has in Island Bay. Ms Bisley-Wright may or may not understand that the car cult is not to be challenged, in ‘King’s New Clothes’ fashion, but in apparent ‘childlike’ hon-

esty (sorry, Chloe) is simply describing what she is hearing. Where will the next car cult Tea Party uprising pop up in New Zealand? Perhaps the next neighbourhood that has the temerity to actually build a transport option that is a local alternative to the car cult? Richard Keller Lyall Bay

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LETTERS to the editor

Speed limits for cyclists on footpaths Dear Editor, All this legalistic arguing against other road users shown our typical NZ selfishness as soon as we get in or on a vehicle. We should be more friendly and tolerant. If no one is allowed to pass (either way) another

vehicle without smiling at the other driver our road toll would become almost nil. Instead of allowing 13½-yearolds to have bike races on the footpaths would it not be more reasonable to just make a rule of no speeds higher than 12 or

14km/h on the footpaths. This would solve most of our problems and allow 82-yearolds to toddle along on their bikes on the footpaths as well. It would even allow the thousands of cars who drive over the footpaths to get on to their

Hanson has lost his marbles Dear Editor, We are shocked that Stevie Hanson is a frontperson for a movie when he should put all of his effort into getting the All Blacks to win rather than lose to the Lions (a draw is a loss). Rather than losing his ‘biscuit’ we think Steve has lost his marbles. We call on him and the overpaid Rugby Union Chair Steve Tew to resign as they clearly don’t teach nor control the players’ balls, let alone morals.

drives (Where in the law does it show it is legal to drive over footpaths?). It would overcome the silly exceptions for postal deliverers to ride on the footpaths (who are postal deliverers anyway?).

Just one practice and rule: Roads are for traffic i.e. anything moving faster than 12-14km/h; Footpaths are for slower moving people, say 12km/h. Problem solved Paul Franken Strathmore Park

Lowering voting age hare-brained idea

Bing back Buck! The myth that every boy wants to grow up to be an All Black is now certainly done and dusted. But now we are happy for the granddaughter to long to become a Black Fern. Maybe given these enlightened times the grandson could be transgender or binary diverse, play at Rongotai College, then advance? Tim and Rosie Dalman Te Aro

Dear Editor, Re the voting age (CSN Aug. 24), the notion of lowering it to 16 is so harebrained that our rulers will probably enact it soon! I agree with the gentleman in “Word on the Street” that the world of democracy is too complicated for youths and girls of that age to comprehend. However, he begs the question (in the proper meaning of that expression) by saying our country is socialist. No, I don’t advocate unbridled and

exclusive capitalism; but I know enough about our selfish human nature to tell you that all human monopolies of anything in this world are evil. The best we can attain is a mixture of genuine private enterprises with publicly owned ones plus co-operatives: all these keep one another honest by real competition. That’s the ideal; but I fear we shall never get to it, alas. H Westfold, Miramar

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Increased traffic set for Cobham yet no crossing By Meriana Johnsen MASSEY JOURNALISM STUDENT

The winning Tory Street design It’s Tory Time. IMAGE: Supplied

A group of three landscape architecture students from Victoria University of Wellington has won the Reimagine Tory Street concept design competition with their project It’s Tory Time. Reimagine Tory Street is a partnership between Wellington City Council and the Victoria University of Wellington School of Architecture, exploring new options for temporary installations in lower Tory Street. Students met with local businesses and residents, and ran a drop-in session at Courtenay Central where shoppers and movie-goers could share their thoughts and ideas. The resulting concepts included

everything from swings and hammocks, to performance spaces, and trees made from tension cables. The winning concept - designed by Matt Wakelin, Francesca Crawford and Anthony Bolger - was inspired by lower Tory Street’s history as part of Te Aro Pa, and features a structural pavilion, platform seating, and planting. “The impact of the Kaikoura earthquake and the proposed Film Museum and Convention Centre present a real opportunity to transform lower Tory Street. “We’re exploring temporary design ideas to trial ways of making this street more usable and attractive for the large number of people

who use it every day,” Lambton Ward Councillor Nicola Young said. “Tory Street is one of our oldest streets, in the heart of old Wellington. It’s important to keep it vibrant, especially with Te Aro’s large population increase – so I am really delighted this project has captured the imagination of Wellingtonians”. More than 2000 people voted over five days, and It’s Tory Time took top place by a significant margin. Students will work with university staff to develop the concept. Following a technical review by Council officers a final design will be agreed and construction will begin later this year.

There has been no commitment from the New Zealand Transport Agency to put a pedestrian crossing by the ASB Centre, despite council moving ahead to begin construction on an approved cycleway next month. Wellington City councillor Chris Calvi-Free said that councillors would like a crossing built at the same time as the cycleway but the final decision was up to NZTA. “If NZTA does come to the party a year or two after, it’s only a tweak to the plans,” he said. Local woman Tahiran Bano was killed in March last year as she attempted to cross the four-lane highway to pick up her son from the ASB Centre. Public submissions on the Cobham cycleway reflected a desire from the public to have the crossing built. “I’d rather have our practical community needs met with a safe crossing then create what appears to be an extravagance, a showpiece for Wellington,” Miramar resident Erica Brooks said. “Any changes along Cobham Drive need to include some sort

of overpass to safely get cyclists and pedestrians from one side of the road to the other. “I often see people risking their lives by running or biking across traffic,” Te Aro resident Dave said. “I support the change but it is missing the most important thing [which is] a safe crossing via bridge over SH1. “The current situation for Evans Bay Intermediate students is extremely dangerous and this proposal does not solve it,” Miramar resident Jenny said. Wellington City Council Chief Transport Advisor Steve Spence said that the increased pedestrian traffic was still not enough of an incentive to build a crossing. “The number of people wanting to cross the state highway has been very small and not enough to allocate a high priority to providing an expensive crossing facility,” he said. “Prior to the recent fatal crash the safety record has not been a concern.” A small ceremony with Mayor Justin Lester and Transport Minister Simon Bridges will take place on September 4 to commemorate the beginning of the cycleway construction.

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A well-known local country music identity has died. Lyall Bay resident Douglas Warren passed away in Wellington Hospital on August 7, aged 86. For the past 30 years he and his wife Nancy ran the Wellington City Country Music Club in Newtown and for many years in Kilbirnie at the community hall. Douglas was born in the Pitcairn Islands and at the age of 12 had a serious accident which prevented him from walking. After seven years he was shipped over to Wellington for medical treatment and had to spend four years in hospital. He eventually managed to walk with two sticks and was taken in and cared for by his now-widow Nancy and her mother. “Country music was his life, he loved to sing and travelled extensively around New Zealand with it and met and

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befriended so many people,” club member Vivienne Graham recalled. The Sunday fortnightly club has closed as, due to Doug’s passing, Nancy is unable to carry on managing it. However a new club, the Kilbirnie Country Music Club, will be opening, with the first meeting on September 3.

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Greens want city to airport light rail by 2027 The Green Party has announced a plan to work with councils to deliver light rail from the railway station to Wellington airport by 2027 and fast track a fully-electric bus fleet for the city. The Greens’ aim is to work with councils to build a traffic-separated electric light rail line from the railway station to Newtown by 2025, and to Kilbirnie and the airport by 2027. The wholly electric bus fleet would be implemented by 2030, and would include retaining an upgrading the existing trolley buses and infrastructure. “Light rail will transform Wellington, by making the city quieter and more people-friendly and allowing thousands

of people to travel quickly to work, back home again, and beyond,” said Green Party leader James Shaw. “Light rail will mean around 60 fewer buses on Lambton Quay during peak hour, which means less noise, fewer diesel fumes, and more space for people to walk and cycle. “The cost of light rail has fallen in recent years, so we’re budgeting $630 - $700 million, depending on the chosen route. “We’ll wait for the community and experts to have their say before committing to a particular route, but obviously that will influence cost.” Shaw believed Wellington was well placed to be the first city in New Zealand

with 100 percent electric public transport. “Our Wellington transport plan also includes a commitment to consistent, ongoing funding for the Capital Connection, and maintenance and double tracking on the Hutt/Wairarapa line.” Green Rongotai candidate Teall Crossen said light rail would make connections between the CBD and eastern suburbs cheaper and easier. “Our plan will improve transport options for Rongotai and help Wellington become a modern city that finds smart solutions to climate change.”  Check out our Word on the Street on page 6 to find out what the public thinks.

Tour of ‘Phnominal’ country has change at its heart By Jamie Adams

A desire to change the world through art has inspired Wheldon Curzon-Hobson to visit Cambodia next year – and he wants fellow Wellingtonians to join him. The Kingston resident aims to gather folks from the capital as part of a 20-strong touring group that would see some of the best art and artists of Cambodia. “The idea is we will have people from other parts of the world coming to Cambodia and meet with us. They will be people I know from the UK, America, South East Asia and western Europe,” he said. “I am hoping participants will not only have an amazing adventure, but also be inspired to implement some of the ideas from the trip to benefit their own local communities.” A writer and Rotary Leadership and Development Facilitator, Wheldon has travelled extensively through South East Asia including to Manila, Bangkok, Hanoi and Phnom Penh. His e-book about visiting those places, Inspired By Manila, was downloaded in more than 115 countries. “During these trips I have been blown away by meeting the most amazing people, experiencing diverse cultures, and seeing innovative, creative ways to develop

communities.” As well as viewing the “breath-taking” architecture, Wheldon hopes to share lunches and dinners with artists, curators, fashion designers, chefs, film makers and performers. What sets this tour apart from most others is the ethical aspect to it. Wheldon intends to visit the studios and venues and artisans and performers, which would include lessons and exclusive performances, and pay them New Zealand dollar rates rather than local ones. “[That] means the tour will significantly contribute to their organisations,” he said. “Spending time with such creative, innovative, passionate people will make the trip truly unique,” he said. “Having the opportunity to share meals and spend time with Cambodia’s extraordinary, creative people will be inspirational.” The nine-day tour would start in February 1, 2018. Wheldon hopes to gather the 20 participants by the end of October. Those interested can get in touch by emailing wheldon@globalin More details are at

Wheldon Curzon-Hobson is asking people to join him on an “ethical tour” of Cambodia. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

An artist’s impression of what light rail would look like in Wellnigton’s CBD. Image: Supplied


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Mayors back work on indoor arena proposal A new indoor arena for Wellington is a step closer, with mayors instructing the region’s economic development agency to begin work towards a business case for the project. At Tuesday’s Wellington Regional Strategy Committee, the region’s mayors viewed concept designs for a 10,000 seat multi-purpose arena, with the ability to increase capacity to more than 12,000 as required. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says the arena is important for the development of the arts in the capital.  “A major new arena will be a big boost for Wellington and help us attract even more international acts. “Currently we have capacity for just 5600 people at an indoor concert, compared to 12,000 at Spark Arena in Auckland and 8800 in Christchurch.” Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy said the region was missing out on the growth in live events. “A new arena will help our region get its share of this growing industry, which will mean more money and more jobs, as well as more options for concert goers.” Hutt City Mayor Ray Wallace said the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) has been instructed to begin the work on a proposal for the stadium. “It’s great to see all the councils in the region working together on a major project like this.”

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Thursday August 31, 2017

Auto store moves to where it really ought to be By Jamie Adams

It might have only hopped over to the other side of the Basin Reserve, but Repco Wellington’s new location will make a huge difference, its branch manager says. The auto parts store moved from 77 Kent Terrace to 81-83 Adelaide Road three weeks ago, with its new doors opening on August 11. Manager Lindsay Cook said the move after 12 years at Kent Tce was very necessary due to that road being a logistical nightmare for customers, especially traders. “State Highway One from Vivian Street to the Basin Reserve has the highest traffic volume in the lower North Island, with 28,000 cars a day,” he said. “Even Saturday and Sunday gets gridlocked as well.” Moving to Adelaide Road meant they could operate more efficiently while

still being committed to the central business district. As well as the easier access, with traffic no longer being prevented from turning right by a solid median, another benefit is extra space. Not only is the building slightly bigger but there is more than double the number of car parks – from eight at Kent Tce to 18. “The amount of people saying its a great place is extraordinary.” Repco plans to celebrate the move with an official opening weekend on September 2-3. As well as special deals, a sausage sizzle and radio coverage, for a gold coin donation customers can go into Repco’s “Win a Spin” draw. The winner will receive a ride in either a Ferrari Spider or a Lamborghini Diablo courtesy of Mike Cooper, owner of Luxury Rides Wellington. All donations will go to Mary Potter Hospice. PBA.

Repco Wellington branch manager Lindsay Cook with sales assistant Kolini Malolua. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

Repco Wellington retail co-ordinator Blake Greenfield at the store’s new Adelaide Road location. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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