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It’s been an eight-year journey for Clifton Terrace Model School (CTMS) to become New Zealand’s most energy efficient school. This year the school has been awarded the Schoolgen Gold Award for their persistent efforts. In 2009, CTMS launched their Genesis Energy’s Schoolgen Programme installing 12 solar panels – it was their very first step to becoming more energy conscious. Continued on page 2. The golden energy ambassadors from Clifton Terrace Model School (from left) Nate Apperley, Sophie Barry, Maggie Clink, Victoria Faafia, Aaron Woodmore and Arpith Sampath Kumar. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis


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Local school golden winner of energy programme Continued from page 1. Schoolgen’s national team leader, Maggie Twaddle, was excited to see the CTMS pupils enthusiastic about the energy education project. “The magic of a small school like this one is that every student is loved and wants to learn,” Maggie said at the award ceremony last Friday. Clifton Terrace has installed another 16 solar panels and the pupils monitor and chart their energy use regularly. Part of achieving the gold award required the students to change all 97 fluorescent bulbs in the school to LED. Hamish Coney from T8LED sponsored the school and installed the new bulbs. The LED bulbs use 50 to 90 percent less electricity than fluorescent bulbs. Pupil Sophie Barry, 10, has been in the programme for three years. Sophie enjoyed Schoolgen because it’s different every year and they always learn something new. She loves to go home to tell her mum about it. “It’s such a positive thing for a small school,” Sophie said. Maggie Clink, CTMS teacher

Solar-savvy children of Clifton Terrace Model School win gold award for Schoolgen programme. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

and energy programme leader, was happy with the continued support of the school. “The commitment of the school is really important,” Maggie said. Jenny Austin, Clifton Terrace Model School principal, said: “We are totally committed at Clifton Terrace to give authentic learning opportunities.”

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Karori gets moving to save their campus courts Wellington West Netball was holding a Save the Courts Rally last Saturday at the Victoria University courts on Donald Street. The rally was a response to the university’s plans to sell the campus which includes the netball courts. “Every weekend during winter our players enjoy being active and taking part in a fun sport,” Rachael Hanna, rally organiser, said. “The loss of these courts will

have a significant impact on our community and the children who take part in the competition.” The courts are used each winter netball season by nearly 500 players from 11 primary schools in the Wellington area. They are all part of the Wellington West Netball Club which is entirely run by volunteers. About 200 supporters braved the cold last Sunday and heard short speeches from Rachael Hanna, Richard Bentley from

Save the Karori Campus, Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson, candidates Nicola Willis (National) and Andy Foster (NZ First), and Wellington City councillor Diane Calvert. The speakers shared a common view about the importance of saving the facilities and the buildings. They stressed that the strength of the Karori community is having a material effect on the university’s approach, on the

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Hope walk for suicide prevention Wellington’s Samaritans will take part in this year’s HopeWalk to help raise awareness around suicides, alongside 18 other cities around New Zealand. “The HopeWalk raises awareness of those who have lost their lives to suicide and the terrible effect it has on family and friends,” Peter Barker, Samaritans chair, said. “We need to take time and be aware of those around us

because doing so may change someone’s life. Remember that we are talking about people, not just statistics.” Suicide is a leading cause of death for males in New Zealand. According to the Chief Coroner’s latest annual report 606 people took their own lives between July 2016 and June 2017. HopeWalk was formed to highlight the existing organisations and agencies that provide

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 HopeWalk Wellington starts at 11.30am on Saturday, September 9, at The Dell in the Botanic Gardens, Tinakori Road, Wellington, irrespective of the weather.  There will be a flat 15-minute walk for elders, disabled and those with pushchairs and a 30 minute hilly main walk. Both walks start and finish at The Dell.

Karori community pushed for plastic-free goal

CBD parking fees Parking fees in Wellington central increased from $4 to $4.50 per hour starting this week. Affected is the area bounded by Bunny Street, Lambton Quay, Bowen Street, The Terrace, Boulcott Street, Willis Street, Dixon Street, Cuba Street, Jervois Quay and Waterloo Quay. Chris Calvi-Freeman, Wellington City Council’s transport portfolio leader, said there was a lack of parking availability in the high-occupancy areas of the CBD. “To maintain a healthy retail and commercial sector we have to be smarter and more effective in how we make the maximum use of limited parking spaces,” he said.

Grants for postcode 6012

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A committed student and her classmates from Queen Margaret’s College have dedicated their time and effort to support the Boomerang Bags movement in Wellington and donated hand-sewn bags and old fabric to the Karori community. Laura Snell, Year 10 at Queen Margaret’s, organised a sewing bee for her peers as part of a school project aimed to do something good for local communities. “I wanted to help the environment with my project,” Laura explained. “I’ve always been passionate about nature, and I think it’s shocking what people do to harm the environment.” She said her classmates loved working on the bags and even took some fabric home to finish the sewing. Laura and her crew made 20 re-usable shopping bags and handed them over to Boomerang Bags Karori coordinator Emma Howell. “The girls have done an amazing job,” Emma said. Emma and a team of estimated 60 volunteers meet regularly for working bees.

The fourth Thankyou Charitable Trust Wellington Grant round is open for all of September in the central Wellington, 6012 postcode. This year the trust is offering grants of up to $3000 to groups and organisations doing community based projects. Projects funded last year included sandpit covers at kindergartens, traps for the Mount Victoria Urban trapping program, Victory over Vermin, Coordinator time for InsideOUT and organisation costs for Wellington’s Women’s Boarding House. Applications can be made online at

Laundromap launch Queen Margaret’s College students Charlotte Lee, Isabella Eftimov, Laura Snell, Kate Parker and Amy Wiltshire with their hand-sewn bags. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

The eco-friendly bags are meant to replace plastic bags at the supermarket and prevent unwanted fabric from going to the landfill. People can purchase the bags for $10 at Karori New World, Zealandia, the Sustainability Trust or online. There’s also a borrow and bring back system in place. “We hope to establish a Boo-

merang Bag centre where more working bees could be held at some point,” Emma explained. She said making Boomerang Bag involved different tasks – from sorting out fabric and cutting it into shape to ironing the logo onto the bag and making straps. “We have some dedicated volunteers, like Lin Walden, who sit down with people to

teach them how to use a sewing machine; it’s an opportunity to learn new skills.”  Boomerang Bags Karori meet every Wednesday from 7-9pm at the Karori Arts and Crafts Centre. Visit facebook. com/boomerangbagskarori or contact for more details.

New Zealand’s first digital dry-cleaning and laundry app, Laundromap, launched in Wellington. Residents get their laundry done with the on-demand door-to-door service via their iOS or Android device. Customers place an order for clothing to be picked up, washed and delivered at a location and time convenient for them. Categories range from laundry for standard clothing through to linen and delicate items, as well as specialised dry-cleaning. Laundromap is available in Wellington central, covering the suburbs between Karori and Wadestown.

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Promising plans for new event arena A new indoor arena for Wellington is a step closer, with mayors from the wider Wellington area instructing the region’s economic development agency to begin work towards a business case. At last week’s Wellington Regional Strategy Committee, the region’s mayors viewed concept designs produced by arena designers Cox Architecture, supported by Opus Architecture, 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 said the arena was 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,” Lester said. “A bigger venue will mean we can compete for the big acts and be a long-term boost for the local economy.” Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy said the region had been missing out on the growth in live events. “Since 2012, the revenue from live performances in New Zealand has grown by nearly 100 per cent, while growth from the same source in Wellington has been hampered due to a lack of venues. “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 it was great to see all the councils in the region working together on a major project.

Wellington City, Upper Hutt, Hutt City and Masterton Council collaborate on plans for a new multi-purpose arena. IMAGE: Supplied.

Hands on learning for keen kids at Ngaio


For five years, local parents and volunteers have been entertaining and educating Ngaio School pupils with the community-led project The Clinic – today the programme is still a hit for the children. The latest lunchtime session held for the pupils was a “No-sew 10-minute T-shirt tote”. Barbara Hobden, one of The Clinic founders, said the sessions couldn’t run without volunteer help and it can be a challenge to keep it going. “There is a lot of untapped potential in the parent community,” Barbara said. The Clinic has been in operation since 2012 when four parents decided to pool their talents and help in the education of their children. They teach pupils about a range of activities and topics in a comfortable and environment where both parent and child learn. Over the years, there have been

TOP: Pupils Lucy Tatham and Susannah Morley, with session leader Penny Maxwell behind them. ABOVE: Helper Christen Stewart with pupils Gabriana Gregory and Max Marti. PHOTOS: Julia Czerwonatis

a diverse selection of activities inspired by the parents’ professions and interests, including Samoan culture, human anatomy, volcanoes, chemistry, felting and more. “Usually my dad comes to help out at the sessions, so I like to come and see him,” Laura Sheppard, Year 5 pupil, said. The Clinic was originally held in the old school dental clinic, and this is where the name comes from. The sessions run up to two to three times a week and are designed to be student-led, engaging and to en-

courage each individual’s growth. “The idea is that they have a go,” Penny Maxwell, one of the founders of the project said. At last week’s session, the children upcycled old t-shirts and turned them into fashionable tote bags. Pupil, Emily McIntyre, was really happy with the tote session. “This is really interesting, and a lot of fun,” Emily, Year 4, said.  The Clinic is looking for new volunteers to support their sessions. For more information, visit

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Having a baby opens the doors to a whole new world of excitement and adventure, but also uncertainties and hard decisions. Which nappies, strollers and breast pumps to choose, and how can women and their partners prepare for childbirth – having someone to guide you through the antenatal process can be a relief for parents-to- be. The Wellington North Parents Centre (WNPC) is one of 51 parents centres throughout New Zealand, run by a committee of volunteers, and offers childbirth education classes for locals that are facilitated by fully qualified childbirth educators. W N P C prov ides 25 a nt e natal classes per year with up to 13 couples in each course in Ka ror i a nd K ha nda lla h.

The committee’s efforts have now been recognised by Parents Centre NZ and SHARE who appointed WNPC the centre of the month award for their hard working volunteers. “Running 25 childbirth education classes and 10 to 11 “Baby and You” classes is not a small task, and they do it incredibly well,” Terri Maguire, SHARE advisor, said. The committee have worked hard to build strong relationships with their childbirth educators and is one of the key elements to being a successful centre. Co-presidents Rebecca Kelynack and Sophie de Jong were excited about the award. “The aim of our childbirth education classes is to help parents make informed decisions, we work with parents to equip them with the best in knowledge, skills and support

so that they can be the best parents they possibly can be,” Rebecca said. “Another aspect of our classes is the social side of it – parents-to- be can build networks through our classes and many start meeting outside of the classes. We’re doing our best to create a caring for and supporting environment for everyone,” Rebecca explained. Terri added that WNPC had been building strong relationships between their committee and their volunteers. “It is one of the key elements to being a successful parents centre,” Terri said. “The committee go above and beyond in all aspects of their volunteer role.”



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Potatoes – the veg for gardens of all sizes Whether you’ve got a small or large garden, potatoes are a must-have vegetable. Growing potatoes is a great way to get children into gardening, and nothing beats your own home-grown spuds on the Christmas table. So, where to start? With quality certified seed potatoes. They look just like regular potatoes but are usually smaller, and are certified free of disease, so you know you’re getting the best start. The type of potato you choose to plant will depend largely on what you want to do with it and when you want to harvest. Seed potatoes fit into three categories ± early, early-main and main crop. The sweet-tasting early potatoes, such as Rocket, Swift, Jersey Benne or Cliff Kidney, could be ready for Christmas if planted now. Main crop potatoes need longer in the ground and should be left in until the tops die back in autumn before harvest. They will be larger, thick-skinned and also keep well. Potatoes also vary in their make-up. So called waxy potatoes are lower in starch and hold together much better when cooking. They are more suitable for salads, boiling and casseroles. Floury potatoes are higher in starch and ideal for wedges, chips, roasting and mashing. The earlier




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Lisa Close New Zealand First Candidate for Ohariu List number: 22 1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?

New Zealand First will review the current staffing allocation model and encourage New Zealand based research into the identification and measurement of the relative impact of class size amongst other factors. We want to carry out mapping work on the cost to lower class size rations which ties in to workforce planning. 2. What would you propose to en-

Small businesses are the engine room of New Zealand’s economy. Ninetyseven percent of all businesses in New Zealand are small businesses. They employ over two million people and produce 27 percent of GDP per year. By helping more businesses become profitable, sustainable and competitive we will ensure they are in the best position to hire new employees and create jobs. Our policies include a wage subsidy for small businesses that take on job seekers and provide work experience, real incentives for small businesses to help disengaged youth become work ready and support mature age job seekers back into work, immediate tax deductions for every new business asset costing under $20,000, immediate tax deduction for professional expenses when starting a business, and by streamlining business registration for those planning to start a business 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues?

New Zealand First will ensure development of a comprehensive New Zealand Transport Strategy to guide transport planning and investment, with the goal of building

an integrated transport system which will be cost effective, efficient, safe, secure and future proofed, and which will be economically socially and environmentally sustainable, with costs fairly charged to users and others who benefit, and using positive incentives as well as supporting regulation to ensure that New Zealand’s long term transport needs are met. 4. New Zealand First is known for its conservative policies. What sort of progressive ideas are you bringing into Ohariu?

Having campaigned on our climate change policy for three campaigns now we are amazed at the number of commentators who have preferred to ignore our progressive policy on this and other critical issues facing New Zealand. New Zealand First arrived at the UK-Norway approach to this most important of challenges six years ago – it has appeared in two manifestos already (2011 and 2014) and will reappear in this year’s manifesto. We are heartened that Dr Wright, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, agrees with this policy. Where we diverge with Dr Wright is over the failed Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). We see no advantage taking $1.4bn off Kiwis and we will use that $1.4billion to fix up our country’s response just like Norway and the UK.

inbrief news Slips and evocations Persistent rain and winds have brought down slips and trees in various parts of Wellington late last week. A block of flats in Aro Street, between Devon Street and Adams Terrace, has been evacuated on Thursday night after a large slip has come down from a steep hillside behind it. Wellington City Council is awaiting reports from engineers and GeoTech. Council has arranged emergency accommodation for the tenants. Once the property owners receive the reports, council will reassess the situation. Other slips in Karori, Khandallah, and Ngaio Gorge Road have been cleared.


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MAUREEN LANDER: FLAT PACK WHAKAPAPA The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt Just as whakapapa reflects lineage and biology, the starting line of a kete determines how its patterning and size will develop. In this show Lander’s three installations explore the connections between whakapapa and raranga (Māori weaving). Flat-Pack Whakapapa considers kinship, family and friendship networks as well as genetic heritage. Approaching connections from a mātauranga Māori perspective, Lander engages with weaving techniques—including whiri and whakairo —and the concept of aho tuku iho. Building on the notion that our whakapaka is always with us, Lander’s installations

can be packed up: carried, reconfigured and added on to. Her approach symbolises how whakapapa grows with us, and how our genealogy is inherited by descendants. This representation of whakapapa as mobile supports the idea that despite whanau migrating away from their tūrangawaewae, hapū and iwi into the wider world, their birth right means they always carry their culture with them. Using the flat-pack design to symbolise deep cultural beliefs, such as whakapapa, Lander contributes to a wider conversation by contemporary Māori artists who address customary ideas in relevant ways for new generations.

Communicating science in three minutes Victoria University’s Three Minute Thesis Competition requires Masters, PhD and Honours students to test out their research in a challenging three minute presentation. Biological Science Jennifer Soundy won this year’s competition with her newly developed solution to antibiotic resistance. Jennifer is a PhD student and won

$3000; she will represent Victoria at the 2017 Asia-Pacific 3MT Competition at the University of Queensland this month. “It’s really exciting that someone from the Sciences has won, because science communication is such an important part of getting science research out there. “We want the public to understand

science and not be afraid of it,” Jennifer said. Jennifer’s new therapeutic is called aptabiotics, which uses silver nanoclusters to fight resistant bacteria. Her presentation outlined how these can be used alone, as well as in conjunction with traditional antibiotics to fight disease.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. We asked Queen Margaret College Junior School pupils what they had planned for Father’s Day.

Teresa Li, Year 4 “We will let dad sleep in, and then make him a nice breakfast in bed.”

Sofia Olsen, Year 1 “I’m going to do something very special for my dad.”

Beth McLanahan, Year 2 “I will make my dad a pretty card.”

Sophia Commissio, Year 6 “We will go bowling and play soccer, because those are his favourite sports. And we are going to drink some coke, because dad loves it.”

Phoebe McArthur, Year 3 “We are going to Auckland together to see Matilda the Musical. Then after a nice dinner we will go out with my dad’s friends.”

Lonasei Lolo, Year 5 “We are going to take dad out for breakfast and play basketball and tennis afterwards, because he loves those sports.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville two vehicles parked unlocked overnight in a shared driveway in Dominion Park Street were entered. Coins and a packet of imported skate board branded stickers were stolen. A forced garage door gave access to a garage in Prospect Terrace. A vehicle parked in the garage had a front left window smashed to gain entry. An internal door gave access to

a sleep-out. Items stolen from the vehicle and the accommodation area include a Pioneer Nexus Mixer, an iPhone and aux cords. An attempt was made to steal a silver Subaru stationwagon which had been parked overnight at the corner of Ceres Crescent and Chesterton Street. The ignition barrel was tampered with and the battery cables had been disconnected possibly to

prevent the alarm being activated. The attempt was abandoned. A wallet hidden in a vehicle parked overnight in Bould Street was stolen. The wallet contained a variety of cards, including bank cards, and some medication tablets. A van, possibly left unlocked overnight in Macaulay Street, was entered and a purse stolen. In Newlands a black Toyota Altezza saloon parked locked and

with the alarm set overnight in Ruskin Road was stolen. A green Toyota Corolla saloon parked in Salford Street was reported stolen. The owner later found it in Cotswold Crescent where it had been abandoned. In Khandallah a silver Honda Fit hatchback parked overnight in Woodmancote Road was entered via a smashed rear passenger side window.

An attempt was made to steal the vehicle by pulling out the ignition wires and tampering with the ignition barrel. The attempt was abandoned. In Ngaio the empty and vacant church in Abbott Street was entered through a smashed rear window. Nearby residents were alerted to the incident when the intruders rang the church bells and they contacted police.

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A packet of wonderment for Karori West Normal


inbrief news Motorway incident A person has been killed after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 1 just before the Ngauranga Gorge on Sunday evening. Emergency services rushed to the scene just before 6.30pm. Traffic was diverted off the northbound motorway at the Tinakori Road off-ramp. 

From left: Karori West Normal librarian Helen Muxlow, pupils Chekreiy, Maarama, Amy, Emma, Angus and Elsa, RZN’s Adam Macaulay and Catherine Robertson from the NZ Book Awards trust. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis By Julia Czerwonatis

Pupils and staff at Karori West Normal School got excited two weeks ago when they unwrapped a large packet of over 30 brand new books for their library. It was the prize the school won for guessing most of the winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults which were held last month. “It was hard to choose which book was the best because they were all amazing,” Helen Muxlow, Karori West Normal librarian, said. The school had been following the young adult book awards for the past few years. “The children always love the books.


“It’s great to read New Zealand written literature,” Helen said. Radio New Zealand (RNZ) had launched a nationwide competition concurrent to this year’s book awards asking schools to rank all nominees – and Karori West Normal made the best guess. RNZ producer Adam Macaulay and representatives from the New Zealand Book Council, Joy Sellen and Steph Soper, as well as Catherine Robertson of the NZ Book Awards Trust, visited Karori West Normal to hand over the entire collection of this year’s nominees. “The books are really creative,” pupil Maarama Kent said. “I like to read before I go to bed and then think about what might be happening next when I fall asleep.”

Librarian Helen said That’s Not a Hippopotamus!, Picture Book Award winner, was one the pupils’ favourites. “The children could see themselves in the story. “It’s about diversity, and we have quite a diverse community in our school.” Pam Jones, convenor of the judging panel, said at the award ceremony that this year’s winners had produced rich, evocative and engaging books. “In these titles, we have a platter of delicious reads that celebrate our unique New Zealand culture and showcase delightful characters who will entertain a wide spectrum of readers and non-readers alike. “New Zealand children and young adult publishing is in good heart.”

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What made you interested in Work and Holiday Visas? Five years ago, I went to France. On my journey, I used a Work and Holiday Visa, and I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to get it and how many rights it gave me. After some more research, I found out that 44 countries offer Work and Holiday Visas for Kiwis. We are the country that has the most of these agreements. However, there is little information available and so I think a lot of these visas are under-utilised. How did you go about your project? I started approaching embassies and delegates in

One year ago, Johnsonville local Charles Doole headed off to travel the world with an exceptional mission in mind. He wanted to learn about where in the world young Kiwis have the chance to work and how they can apply for visas. The Independent Herald talked to Charles, who studied accounting at Victoria University and currently works in online marketing, about his travels and his experience with foreign bureaucracies. New Zealand, and some of them didn’t even know that they had Work and Holiday Visas. So I gave myself a year to learn more about this. I figured I could go and live and work in one country or I could try and get a visa in as many countries as possible, which was the more exciting choice. I ended up getting working visas in 17 countries within 12 months. So how easy or hard was it to get them all? No Work and Holiday Visa is the same. In some countries, they are remarkably strong and give you a lot of rights, and in others, they are worth less, it’s not worth your time and effort to get them. Most New Zealanders go to the USA, Canada, the UK –the English speaking western market.

Central or eastern Europe, South America, or Asian countries are a lot less popular. Vietnam was interesting because I was the first Kiwi to get a Work and Holiday Visa there – same for the Philippines. I initially had the impression communist bureaucracies were pretty bad but within 24 hours of arriving I had everything sorted including bank account and work permit. In a lot of other countries, the application process can take up to three months, which can be tricky. The most difficult visas were the ones where you had to provide a proof of address. In Malta, I actually leased a property for a year to get the visa. You said some countries are under-utilised. How do you explain that?

When people are thinking about going overseas, language and work industries are usually the biggest factors they consider. That’s why the western English markets are accessible places to go to. I was quite resistant to that; I thought there was untapped value in some of the non-English speaking markets. If you are an IT graduate, for example, or if you are interested in start-ups, Israel and the USA would be useful places to go to. Singapore, London, or Hongkong are good for banking. My favourite places were Vietnam, Hongkong and Brazil. I’d love to go back there. Charles launched a website with detailed information about various visa applications. Visit

What’s On – Toddler Tuesdays are coming to Johnsonville! Come on down to Johnsonville Shopping Centre and enjoy some free children's entertainment with our brand new Toddler Tuesday event every second Tuesday of the month* from 10:00am - 12:00pm with our

first session for 2017 on 12th September. Our first Toddler Tuesday session will be a range of crafting activities for the kids, along with a complimentary coffee for the adults. Toddler Tuesday's will take place in Centre

Court every second Tuesday of the month, just behind Muffin Break. *Toddler Tuesdays do not take place during School Holidays.


Wednesday September 6, 2017

Students celebrate road safety at Orange Parade

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A large crowd of orange road patrollers from 36 schools from the wider Wellington region made their way through Wellington’s CBD as they joined the annual Orange Day parade last Friday. Despite the typical Welly winter weather over 1400 students and adults, led by the Scots College Pipe Band, celebrated New Zealand’s road safety culture. “With yet another wet and wild winter coming to a close, the Wellington Police would like to praise the unwavering efforts of all our school road patrollers, by controlling and monitoring traffic at our busiest times of the day,” Duncan Ashton, constable from Youth Aid Services, said.

Transport portfolio lead councillor Chris Calvi-Freeman had fond memories of his own days as a road patroller at Hataitai School. “It was a long time ago but I still recall my Wednesday roster, and I’m delighted the street parade recognises the contribution our dedicated patrol-

lers still make in Wellington.” New Zealand is one of the few countries that have student road patrollers. The event is organised by the New Zealand Police School Community Officers in partnership with Wellington City Council Transport staff and supported by Pak ‘n Save Kilbirnie.


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Wednesday September 6, 2017

Spring @ KaroriMall


Spring fever at the Karori Mall After a long, windy and wet winter, we are all craving a fresh start into a new season full of sun, good food, and some treats for home and wardrobe. Yes, it’s time to pack up those heavy boots, nubby mittens, and gargantuan scarves, and poise yourself for nothing short of a spring revival. Pop on down to the Karori Mall to get prepared for the spring season. With more than 20 shops all conveniently located under one roof, the Karori Mall

has something for everyone and gets you ready for the warmer season from head to toe. Restock your shoe selection with a brand new pair of chic loafers from Munro’s Shoes; George’s Hair Design and Isaac Barber will have you looking sharp with a new hair style, and the Unichem Pharmacy will make sure you will have new stock of vitamins. At Rosina’s you can grab a hot pie and some pastries to make your tummy

happy. Paper Plus will make sure you won’t run out of reading material when soaking some sun in your garden with a good new book in your hand. Located in the heart of Karori, the mall boasts covered and uncovered parking, Countdown and New World, food stores such as Gamboni’s Deli and the Karori Fruit Shop, a Westpac branch, an OP shop from the Salvation Army and more, offering great bargains for local shoppers.

As more people head into the crowded city to shop you can shop for everything you need just around the corner. The Karori Mall gives you the opportunity to support local businesses and purchase food, clothing, gifts and more both in and around the mall. So for everything you need for mum, dad and the kids – including sweet treats – do not hesitate to head on down to the Karori Mall during the spring season and enjoy one of Wellington’s hidden gems.




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NEW LEGO STOCK ALSO INSTORE We stock a large range of Ink Cartridges: HP • CANNON • EPSON • BROTHER

If we don’t have it, we can order for you!

236 Karori Road, Karori Mall | Email: | Phone: 04 476 7191

More than half a million New Zealanders will be affected by Arthritis at some stage of their life. Come and talk to our Pharmacists for information and advice. Karori Mall Pharmacy, 250 Karori Road PH: 04 476 7564 Fax: 04 476 7206

We’re proud to be a part of your community. Have a wonderful spring! From all the Taylors Karori team

“Hairdressing is our passion” Shop 3, Karori Mall 250 Karori Road Wellington Ph: (04) 476-9115


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Treat your feet with Munro’s Shoes this season. The friendly team at Munro’s wish all their customers happiness over the coming spring months. This shoe shop only offers the highest quality with German-made leather shoes and sandals available including high-end brands such as Rieker, Ecco, Crocks, Sketchers and Clarkes. Munro’s are an established business in the mall, helping customers to find the right footwear for 13 years. To make sure shoes fit perfectly, the friendly staff will take your feet measurements.

Gamboni’s Deli is renowned for its great selection of speciality foods, and they are certainly rising to the occasion this spring. With a full range of goodies in store, why not treat yourself. Or better yet you could treat your family and friends with a handy gift voucher. Try out some delicious salami or pasta. Or if you are after something a little sweet, have a taste of their delicious chocolate.

The service is better than ever at Taylors Dry Cleaning. The team at Taylors deals with stubborn stains on shirts, formal wear and even wedding dresses. This dry cleaning store can even get rid of stains on furnishings and leave your winter blankets and duvets good as new. Take in your garments as soon as possible, so Taylors Dry Cleaning will have them spick-and-span in no time.

George’s Hair Design welcomes everyone to come and treat themselves to a brand new hairstyle for the coming spring season. Whatever the reason and whatever the desired style you can put your trust in the expert hairdressers. Located in shop three of the Karori Mall, hairdressing is their passion so pop in for a trim or a style change fitting the new season.

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Looking to getting your body back in shape for spring? Head along to BodyStyle Karori – we operate a set of Shapemaster Powertone exercise machines which provide comfortable power-assisted exercise without the need for lifting or stretching. Located in the mall, the spacious, luxurious, tranquil environment is perfect for those that perhaps find conventional gyms a little intimidating. For more information visit

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For a perfect winter snack pop into Mana Sushi. Located in Karori Mall, Mana Sushi offers a delicious range of combo sushi platters and hot takeaways which are sure to suit all taste buds. They also offer a variety of party platters, perfect for your mid-winter Christmas parties or any celebratory occasion.

Isaac Barber, the friendly family barber in the Karori Mall, is gearing up to give everyone a fantastic new hair style for the spring season. Whatever shape or cut you want, the friendly team at Isaac Barber will accommodate your needs. Treat yourself to a brand new style for the spring months.

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Rosina’s Cafe Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 4.30pm - Sat: 8.30am - 3.30pm - Ph: (04) 476 7531 8479132AA 50/N

The Karori Fruit Shop will cater to all your fresh fruit needs for the new spring season. Delicious, juicy mandarins, strawberries and kiwi fruit are now in season. There are also cut and peeled melons and pineapple for your convenience. The fruit shop sells bunches of flowers including white and pink lilies and gorgeous coloured roses. Pop in during the flowering season to check out what the fruit shop has to offer.

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Paper Plus in the Karori Mall is excited to welcome all spring shoppers that will be making their way through Wellington’s hidden gem this year It’s stocked with all your stationary needs, cards for all occasions, magazines, gifts and NZ souvenirs, toys and of course books galore. From Bargain books to the latest new releases they have it all. If they do not have the book you’re looking for, we can order it for you. Go in for a chat and some friendly service, and don’t forget to buy your Lotto ticket from them too.

At Coin City, you can find something for the youngsters as well as something a little different for older members of the family. Coin City stocks a wide variety of goods, including gifts at amazing prices. From arts and crafts, jewellery, toys and books to party gear and dress up items, this one stop shop is the place for you. Get out of the cold and into coin city this spring.

Are you a Rosina’s regular? If so, you will know the abundance of choices when it comes to delicious home-made pies, pastries and bread cases with an inexhaustible range of fillings – including vegetarian. They can certainly hit the spot when you’re feeling hungry. If you are out shopping during the spring months, take a break and enjoy some top-notch coffee along with a delectable home-made pastry.

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AVAILABLE NOW at Munro’s Shoes  Naot  Rieker  Clarks  Ecco  McKinlays  Steplite and many more Come and see us in-store for a wide range of Children’s and Ladies Shoes. Karori Shopping Mall, 236 Karori Road, Ph. 04 476 6582

Now’s the time to book your next holiday! Come to our Travel Expo and SAVE on a huge range of airfares, accommodation, cruises, couch tours, travel insurance and much more! Call Flight Centre Karori now to book your appointment or come into the Karori store on the day!

Local repair shop Dr. SKEW (Shoes, Keys, Engraving, Watches) repairs shoes including heel, sole, patching, glueing, stitching and much more. You can get keys for your house, car, cupboard or motorbike cut. For a special gift, Dr. SKEW can also engrave metal and glass. Watch services are available including watch batteries, straps, and repairs. Pet needs, trophies, and gift items for Easter include wallets, tankards, hipflasks, pens and wine glasses.

The Salvation Army Family Store in Karori has had a bit of a makeover. We’ve spruced up, tidied up and are brighter than ever – now is your chance to see what’s what and uncover some hidden gems. With everything from everyday essentials at bargain prices to quirky one-offs to antique furniture, there’s always a treasure to be found. Quality clothes, including designer labels, kit out your wardrobe and can be accessorised with our selection of shoes, belts and scarves. And don’t forget – beds, books, bric-a-brac and bundles of bits and bobs at bargain prices. Come and find a warm welcome in Karori Mall.

Unichem Karori Mall has your health needs covered for the spring season. With the pollen count rising they have medicines available to combat hayfever and allergies and also cough and cold remedies for the lingering winter ills. Talk to their knowledgeable staff about what’s right for you. They also have great deals on natural health products as seen on TV and watch out for the new Unichem catalogue in your mail box next week featuring the Big Brand Sale. Do you know about the Living Rewards programme for Unichem and Life pharmacies? This has become one of the largest and most popular loyalty programmes in the country! If not ask about it in store and sign up now!

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Wednesday September 6, 2017

Spring @ KaroriMall

Spring asparagus risotto Give your risotto a spring time twist with this tasty asparagus risotto. Perfect for feeding the family, this recipe serves eight – plenty for leftovers!

Sparkling strawberry and basil lemonade Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups strawberries 1 cup fresh lime juice  (about 10-12 limes) 1/3 cup fresh basil 5 cups cold sparkling water or regular water 1/2 cup to 3/4 granulated sugar  depending on how sweet the strawberries are

Ingredients: 4 cups sliced asparagus, divided 3 cups chicken broth, divided (use vegetable stock as an alternative) 1 1/2 cups water 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups chopped onion 2 cups uncooked risotto rice or other medium-grain rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Method: Blend the strawberries, lime juice and basil in a blender or food processor until smooth. If desired strain the strawberry puree through a sieve or fine mesh colander. Pour the strawberry, basil and lime mixture into a larage pitcher. Add the sugar and stir to dissolve. When you are ready to drink the limeade, carefully add the sparkling water (or use regular water if you need the drink to sit a while). Check the flavour and adjust according to taste with more sugar if needed. Serve with ice cubes.

Mana 153 Sushi Method: Place 1 cup asparagus and 1 cup broth in a blender; puree until smooth. Combine puree, remaining 2 cups broth, and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer (do not boil). Keep warm over low heat. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in wine; cook 2 minutes


or until liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup broth mixture; cook 2 minutes or until the liquid is nearly absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining puree mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 30 minutes total). Stir in remaining 3 cups asparagus; cook 2 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, cream, salt, and pepper. Transfer risotto to a bowl. Serve with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.

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Wednesday September 6, 2017


Wellington students show off DIY skills By Laura Smith MASSEY COMMUNICATION STUDENT

A group of innovative students from Kapiti College and Aotea College have been getting DIY-savvy in aid of creating a predator free New Zealand. With the help of the Tawa ITM and the Papa Taiou Earthcare training organisation, the group of five students worked together to build 49 functional traps aimed at capturing rats and possums. Papa Taiou is a sustainability and ecological restoration training organisation that works with young people to preserve New Zealand’s nature as well as earn NCEA credits. The students have been working hard for one full day for each of the last three weeks, and that has included building, baiting and placing traps as well as learning to skin the caught possums. While skinning possums wasn’t the most pleasant task, Nicole Black, 17, found the experience “buzzy because it was the first time”. Miriam Sherratt from the Papa Taiao organisation worked alongside the students and said they were enthusiastic

when their first traps were sold to Tawa ITM. Miriam and the students agree it was good to escape the normal learning environment of a classroom. “It’s good to be saving our birds,” Nicole said. The traps are important for ensuring New Zealand’s native species thrive, and with spring on the way people are buying the traps to put in their gardens. The experience taught the students new skills and developed their existing ones – Brodi Pikari, 18, said he learned carpentry at school and put those skills to practice building the traps. The other three students that helped in the project are Chad Tuhi, 17, Kauri Wareha, 13, and Damaris Marsters, 17. The traps are being sold at the Tawa ITM as well as through the students’ Facebook page for their business, Moana Whaitere. Tawa ITM is invested in these projects to help New Zealand achieve a predator free status by 2050.  The traps can be found at the front of the Tawa ITM store and online at Moana-Whaitere-1188804920 -95710.

Rockers from Caution! win regional contest Tawa Intermediate band Caution! took out the Wellington regional final of Rockshop Bandquest at the Lower Hutt Little Theatre on Monday night. They win credit with The Rockshop to the value $400 for their school; with Electric Blue from Hutt Intermediate School in second place, winning $200 credit with The Rockshop for their school. Rockshop Bandquest is for bands of two or more members, from intermediate or primary schools who play a short set of covers or original songs. Now in its seventh year, Rockshop Bandquest founder and director Glenn Common said

students at intermediate age were really ready to take the Bandquest stage. “They’ve got aspirational heroes in the Kiwi music scene, they can record and edit on their phones or i-pads and they’re watching talent shows,” Glenn said. “Rockshop Bandquest gives them the opportunity to perform in front of a real live audience, and they are responding in record numbers – we have 181 entries this year.” Tawa Intermediate pupils Luke Siaosi from band Figure8 won the Male Vocalist Award and Oscar Garvie from Caution! was recognised with the Rocking Drummer Award.


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High school students, Kauri Wareha, Nicole Black, Chad Tuhi, Brodi Pikari and Damaris Marsters (not pictured) and Earthcare expert, Miriam Sherratt, build traps to help create a predator free New Zealand. PHOTO: Laura Smith


Wednesday September 6, 2017

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Wairarapa Kokomai Creative Festival set for October Creativity will take centre stage across the Wairarapa this October with more than 65 events across the fields of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, film and literature being performed as part of Kokomai Creative Festival. The biennial festival, being held from October 13 – 22nd 2017, opens with the innovative and beautiful show

Valerie and the Aotearoa drag legends of One Night Only – both being performed at the Carterton Events Centre. Following this is an action packed week with highlights including Capital E’s Bloom Garden, a free family friendly event performed in Greytown, Martinborough and Masterton; Otto and Astrid: Eurosmash! - a hilari-

ous rock and Europop comedy; Julia Deans show “The Saddest Songs in the Universe” and the comedy, The Ballad of Blackbone Joe, a daft and gruesome tale of a murder set in a small country town accompanied by rag’n’bone live music. The full programme is available at

Bird Sanctuary and accommodation on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail If you’re looking for handy accommodation midway on the Rimutaka Cycle Trail, Te Rakau Bird Sanctuary is perfect! Stay in character cabins in the form of self-contained converted railway carriages and make a com-

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3 self-contained cabins overlooking the bird sanctuary • Half-day fully-guided and personalised bird tours (3-4 hours) in easy accessible locations • Pristine wetlands of the Pounui Lagoons and the spectacular coast of Palliser Bay and Onoke Spit • NZ iconic and rare birds in their natural environment Ph 06 3077749 • 027 247 1712 •

plete nature weekend of it. The Sanctuary is on 13.6 hectares and is a refuge for the many native birds that frequent the garden and trees year round. Owners Dougal and Denise MacKenzie have identified tui,

bellbirds, kereru, fantails, kingfishers, grey warblers, shining cuckoo, grey heron, kahu, karearea,ducks, bitterns, pukeko and dabchicks at various times as well as some common introduced garden birds.

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This is a place that truly romances the soul. Explore the vineyards with a picnic in hand. Walk the coastal track and tour some great wineries on horseback or bicycle. Enjoy the services of a fine Martinborough hotel on an elegant estate at the edge of the historic wine village, one hour’s drive



from Wellington. A complete destination in its own right, Peppers Parehua takes you on a journey where the region’s best food and wine takes centre stage in The Pavilion restaurant, and your Martinborough accommodation is individually styled and delightfully detailed.

Regent 58 introduces their first pilsner! On Saturday September 9th, Regent 58 Alehouse In Carterton’s Stubbs Lane will be having another of its famous music nights with four great bands plus some super hot fire dancers. Get all springy with the Idlers, Razamataz, the Penny Stinkers

and Silence is Silver. We’ll also be introducing our long awaited, first Pilsner. All to celebrate the Alehouse’s 3rd Birthday and the brewery’s 100th brew. Music starts at 5.30pm. Great food available, all welcome.

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Thousands of years ago the ancestors of the first people of Aotearoa set sail from Southeast Asia. Using the stars they explored the great southern ocean. In this presentation we discuss the legends, star and sea lore, and the techniques used by Polynesian sailors. We look at the migration of people into the Pacific and the migration between islands

finally leading to the colonisation of Easter Island and New Zealand. Afterwards, weather permitting, we will explore the night sky identifying stars and constellations important to Maori. Bookings are essential. Fee: Adults $15, Seniors $12 and school students (primary and secondary) $8. Saturday 21 October, 7pm.


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Another great Daffodil Festival coming up this Sunday! Huri Huri Wairarapa Bike Festival, some ‘wheeley’ fun activities for the kids under Carterton’s Clock Tower! This year's Festival will also see the welcome return of the Daffodil Express, an historic steam train that brings visitors from Wellington. Operated by Steam Incorporated, the train will depart Wellington Railway Station and arrive around 10.30am. There will also be a chance to enjoy a short ride on the Daffodil Express between Carterton and Masterton. People attending the Festival will also be able to view remarkable artwork at the Big Wai Art Sale in the Carterton Events Centre and participate in the on-going activities there, including live music outside Wild Oats Café and the Carterton Events Centre. The Festival is organised by the Carterton District Council. The Street Market is proudly supported and coordinated by the Lions Club of Carterton.


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Wairarapa’s annual spring celebration – the Carterton Daffodil Festival – takes place this Sunday 10th September. The Festival will again offer an abundance of activities including the famous Daffodil picking at Middlerun, street markets, horse drawn surrey rides, the Big Wai Art Sale in the Carterton Events Centre and loads more. Buses will be running throughout the day starting at 9:45am to shuttle people to and from Middle Run, people are encouraged to leave their cars in town and make use of the FREE bus service with the bus stop located in Broadway. A small fee is charged to pick the daffodils with all proceeds going to the local charities of Plunket and St John. The Festival's street market will boast dozens of stalls featuring local arts & crafts, yummy treats, children's rides and live entertainment. Event Coordinator, Robyn Cherry-Campbell is delighted to welcome a new attraction this year, in conjunction with the




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OUTDOOR BOWLING The summer season starts on Saturday 23rd September

KARORI BOWLING CLUB A community asset

Casual bowling will be available after work in the four summer months. Email: karoribowlingclub@ Or see the web page for details

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Bowls is a game where the basics are easy to learn so it is enjoyable from the start. It can be played in many different formats: • • • •

As a game with friends & family for an hour or two As a weekend pastime As an after work game particularly in summer evenings As a regular sport with weekly interclub games.

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Give tennis a shot at the Love Tennis open weekend! 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

Get along to a club near you and give it a go! Racquets supplied. BBQ. Prizes. Giveaways.

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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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Get moving with Chinese health exercise – Wild Goose Qigong

Most people are familiar with ‘Tai Chi’ but fewer people know about the even more ancient Chinese art known as ‘Qi gong’. The stronger your Qi or internal energy, the better your health and well-being. Wild Goose Qigong promotes the flow of Qi to organs and joints through IT’S natural movements and breathing. It suits all ages and FREE levels of fitness.` ever y w e lc oomnee Sifu Cynthia Shaw has just returned from an annual update at the Instructors’ camp in England. She is committed to passing on authentic skills and knowledge to benefit all who study CHURTON PARK TENNIS CLUB with her. For more information see

You could WIN A TRIP FOR TWO to the A S B C L A S S I C in Auckland this January.

1-4pm 9-10 Sept Participating Tennis Clubs: Thorndon, Miramar, Karori Lawn, Wellington, Kilbirnie, Johsonville, Churton Park, Talavera, Vogelmorn, Island Bay, Karori United.

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Auckland have no rugby muscles to flex Auckland’s thumping loss to North Harbour on Sunday has to be the last straw. Once a proud union they suffered one of the most embarrassing losses in their history 57-10. The pride in the blue and white hooped jersey is quickly evaporating and with the Blues struggling for parity in Super Rugby, questions need to be asked. Gone are the pride filled days of the 1980s when Auckland held the Ranfurly Shield on numerous occasions and a victory was celebrated jubilantly on the final whistle. Sunday was great to watch for a neutral supporter but the age old saying of “When Auckland rugby is strong, All Black rugby is strong” no longer holds any water. The Auckland schoolboy rugby scene

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