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Never has there been such a good reason to climb into a fluffy animal suit and head to the office. Local schools, businesses and organisations joined Wellington Free Ambulance’s annual fundraising event last Friday – including Jackie Fuimaono, retail manager of the Life Pharmacy in Johnsonville, and her team. As part of their fundraising event, Jackie’s team baked a mouth-watering selection of cupcakes, lamingtons and fudge slices and sold them to peckish mall shoppers in their panda, leopard and unicorn onesies. Continued on page 2. The Johnsonville Life Pharmacy team with retail manager Jackie Fuimaono, business owner Dori Chin, Vanessa Tovey, Carol Jacques, team leader Jasmin Cox, Kate Pearson, and Dorothie Grant. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

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Community collects for Wellington Free Ambulance Continued from page 1. “We raised just under $2300 with both the cupcake stall and our raffle donation collections,” Jackie said. She had joined Wellington Free Ambulance at the end of last year as a volunteer. “We, from the pharmacy, often attend if there is an emergency here in the mall,” Jackie explained. “It seemed like a natural progression to me to advance my skills.” She said the pharmacy has been joining a charity event once a year – before they supported Wellington Free Ambulance the Life Pharmacy raised funds for breast cancer care. “The community is fantastic. They are always very supportive, and our cupcake stall has become quite popular. We have also had customers baking cupcakes for us.” Wellington Free Ambulance has been providing free to the patient care for the Wellington region since 1927. They cover everything from the city to Ka-

The Newlands New World team with Kim, Jamie, Sarah, Marie, Noreen and Ross in the back, and Erna and Staci in the front. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

piti, to just north of Waikanae, across to the top of Mount Bruce, and down to Cook Strait. “Every year Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics help around 50,000 people from around the region,” Diane Livingston, head of fundraising and communications, said. “That’s one in 10 of our friends

and family every year. “It’s hard to imagine where we’d be without them,” Diane said. Wellington Free Ambulance is the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington including Wairarapa, and the only ones in the country who provide their care for free.

“It’s a privilege to do this work, but we couldn’t do it without the generosity of the people who support us,” Diane explained. Wellington Free Ambulance is a charity that is only partly funded by Government, and that means having to find $4 million every year through community fundraising.

Wellington celebrates te reo Maori This Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week) Wellington Mayor Justin Lester is encouraging Wellingtonians to have a go. “There are four Maori words in Wellington City Council’s logo – Me Heke Ki Poneke,” Lester said. “This week is Maori Language Week, so it’s a perfect opportunity to find out, as well as to try to use te reo Maori every day. “Me Heke Ki Poneke is an invitation to our city. It means come and stay in Wellington. Put it together with Absolutely Positively Wellington and it oozes

confidence. Come and stay in Wellington – we have a positive attitude and we’re positive you’ll like it here.” Mayor Lester said he wanted Wellington to be a te reo Maori city. “Te reo Maori is a taonga (treasure) we need to protect, nurture, and grow. “The council is working on developing an organisational strategy with Te Taura Whiri i te reo Maori – the Maori Language Commission – to create an action plan that will mean te reo Maori will be seen and heard much more around our capital city.

“We have already been changing our signage to include te reo Maori and place it first when signs need updating, as well as incorporating more te reo in our publications. It’s time to take the next step,” Lester said. “The council will explore how it can include more te reo Maori in our city, including opportunities to name places. “Around us we have Te Papa Tongarewa and Te Raukura – Te Wharewaka o Poneke, let’s follow their path.” Maori partnerships portfolio lead, councillor Jill Day, said she had been learning Maori for

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Applications for young community leaders are running Rotary Johnsonville is calling for young community leaders and science-savvies to apply for youth scholarships. The Rotary Youth Leadership Course (RYLA) high energy, concentrated leadership development programme for young locals aged 18 to 14. “We’re looking for future leaders that will contribute to our community,” Ross Jordan from Rotary Johnsonville said. “The programme is aimed

at people that have shown potential in the past and who show aspirations for self-improvement or the willingness to develop our community.” Hosted by the Rotary Hutt City, RYLA 2018 will be held in late January in Silverstream; a five-day-programme for young people from across the North Island is planned. The 29th Rotary Science and Technology Forum will be held in the same month up in

Auckland and invites Year 12 students who are interested in science, maths and technology and are planning to study the sciences or technology at tertiary level. “We chose to support young locals with through this programme because we have a shortage of skilled scientists and because it’s important to bring our community forward,” Ross said. “Both programmes will be

an opportunity for the young to mix with like-minded and network.”  To apply, please contact Ross ASAP. Email for further information and to complete the application forms. Please note that applicants for the Science and Technology Forum need to be 17 of age, or just about to turn 17.

Raroa prove their Mandarin skills in award-winning film By Julia Czerwonatis

Ma nda r in seems l i ke a no-brainer for the students of Raroa Intermediate School when you watch their recently produced short film A fun Chinese style birthday. Yet, it came as a surprise to Guanny Liu-Prosee’s Mandarin class when they were announced for the Best Creative Award at this year’s New Zealand School Students Chinese Short Film Contest. “The story is about Kate who just moved to China. It’s her birthday, but she doesn’t have any friends and is lonely,” Papatya Cilekar, who plays Kate in the short film, said. “And suddenly all these super friends come to celebrate a Chinese birthday party with her,” Olivia Kusabs, student co-producer and actress, added. The entire plot of the film was written by the students, pupil Mia Fraser explained. “And it’s all in Chinese,” Mia said. The short film contest intends to encourage students’ interest and enthusiasm in learning Chinese and to enhance their understanding of Chinese language and culture.

The film crew of A fun Chinese style birthday with Papatya Cilekar, Olivia Kusabs, Mia Fraser, Hannah Shepherd, Ana Dudley, Liliana Chapman-Myhill, Grace Byrne and teacher Guanny Liu-Prosee. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

Raroa has been offering Mandarin for the past three years, but only as an optional subject. “Since taking part in the ALLiS [Asian Language Learning in Schools] programme this year, we been able to provide introductory Mandarin lessons for every student at Raroa,” Mandarin teacher Guanny explained. “Students then had the option of continuing to have weekly lessons. There is a lot of enthusiasm amongst the children. The

teachers are getting involved too and learning alongside the students.” The Government has set up ALLiS, a contestable fund, to support the teaching of Asian languages in schools. Pupil Papatya said that Mandarin was a unique language. “It’s good to learn another language early because it will get harder when you’re older,” pupil Hannah Shepherd said. For Grace Byrne the learning

activities during Mandarin class are the best. Part of the Raroa Chinese film crew were Ana Dudley, Liliana Chapman-Myhill, Yolanda Fan, Jasmine Rowland, Allan Li, Molly Downing and Amy Roscoe, next to Hannah, Olivia, Papatya, Grace and Mia. Zuò dé hao!  To view A fun Chinese style birthday, visit

inbrief news People savers course NZ Red Cross People Savers Course for children is back at the Churton Park Community Centre by popular demand. Another course to equip children in Years 4 to 8 with basic first aid skills for emergency situations will be held on the last Friday of the school holidays, October 13, 10am-12.45pm. Attendance by gold coin donation for NZ Red Cross. The course will cover DRSABC, stable side position, chocking, broken bones, slings and bandages. To register on either of the above workshops please email or Phone 830 4802 with child’s name and age, parent/caregivers name, email and emergency contact phone number.  

Cans for good Wattie’s Cans for Good is back – the national can collection, creation, education and donation campaign run by The Salvation Army in partnership with Wattie’s for New Zealand schools. It will run in the week of October 30 and gives kindergartens to high schools nationwide the opportunity to help make a difference by collecting cans for The Salvation Army foodbanks - restocking shelves in the high demand period leading up to Christmas.  Last year’s inaugural event saw more than 200 primary schools from around the country collect over 67,000 cans while Heinz Wattie’s donated additional cans taking the number to over 92,000. Kindergartens and schools wanting to take part in Wattie’s Cans for Good can register at



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inbrief news Heritage buildings Ten heritage buildings will benefit from the latest round of Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund (BHIF) which aims to make the capital safer and stronger, while preserving the past. The buildings jointly received over $280,000 approved by the Grants Subcommittee last week, based on funding criteria, equitability and comparison of like requests. Committee chair, councillor Sarah Free said the fund was one of several council initiatives designed to assist building owners to seismically strengthen their buildings. More than $1.9 million has been allocated to 38 seismic strengthening related projects that are currently being undertaken. The Philosophy House on Aro Street received $50,000.

KARORI ASSOCIATION Will hold its AGM on Thursday 21 September, 2017 at 7pm Room 3, Karori Community Centre. Parking behind the Recreation Centre, on/off Beauchamp St. 7.30pm (approx) His Worship the Mayor Mr Justin Lester will address the meeting on the City’s investment in Karori via the Council sponsored Karori Project and Karori’s present and potential contribution to Wellington. New members welcome Lesleigh Salinger, Chair, Karori Association Email:

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A NH90 helicopter visited Newlands Intermediate last week - students were excited to meet pilots and flight sergeants of the Royal Air Force. PHOTOS: Julia Czerwonatis By Julia Czerwonatis

Pupils of Newlands Intermediate gained a reward of extra large proportions for their volunteer work last Friday. Around midday a NH90 helicopter of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) landed in the midst of the school grounds greeting by the jeers and applause of the students. Teacher Daniel Miller had animated his students to put some time and effort into building traps

as part of the Predator Free vision for New Zealand and Wellington. “As a teacher, it’s sometimes hard to find enough time to volunteer, so I got the students on board to help me,” Daniel explained. Together, they built 100 traps to help supply the community. “Grant [Nalder] from Predator Free Newlands provided us with stencils to mark all the traps, Kiwibank contributed to equipping the traps, and ITM gave us the wood to a discounted prize

– everyone was keen to help.” And, more than that, after Daniel told his brother Luke, who is flight sergeant at the RNZAF, about the volunteer efforts of his students, Luke and his helicopter crew decided to pay the school a visit. The year 7 and 8 pupils were excited to meet the crew and explore the helicopter need three engines to fly and is large enough to carry up to 12 fully equipped soldiers or up to 18 lightly equipped troops.

“We do a broad spectrum of jobs from military operations to humanitarian aid such as the Kaikoura earthquake,” Luke explained. Student Lachlan Auelua and his baking business team (founded as part of a school term project) made a gigantic chocolate cake to thank Luke and the crew for their visit.  To purchase of the studentmade traps, contact

Public consultation on parking in Johnsonville Free car parks in Johnsonville can be scarce in peak times and with the development of the new Community Hub as well as the proposed Johnsonville Shopping Centre re-development the issue will grow. Wellington City Council (WCC) are now consulting the public to assist them in finding new parking solutions. When construction of the new library starts in November, 29 car parks will be lost permanently next to Johnsonville Community Centre and on Moorefield Road which need to be replaced. Public transport changes by mid-2018 will have an impact

on parking and will ultimately mean the loss of all parking on Moorefield Road. When the library opens in April 2019, council expect this will generate a need for even more parking in the area so they are constructing 26 new off-street car parks during the development. WCC’s analysis shows that they need another 30 or so short stay car parking spaces to serve the Community Hub. To meet the parking demand in the suburb, council propose restricting 33 on-street car parks (P120) which includes 18 car parks on Wanaka Street, seven on Frankmoore Avenue and

eight on Dr Taylor Terrace. This will mean people parking all day will need to park further away from the Community Hub, but there are enough car parks available in surrounding residential streets for this to be possible. WCC said they envisaged these restrictions remaining in place following completion of the library to meet the anticipated short fall of car parks for Community Hub users. At the same time any unrestricted spaces beside the community centre will also be time restricted so that they are available to users of the facilities. In the future there is an option

to create 30 more car parks in the streets surrounding the Community Hub if they are made one-way. The streets affected would be Wanaka Street, Frankmoore Avenue and Dr Taylor Terrace. Council could also create more parking in the wider Johnsonville area by creating angle car parks. Longer-term, 200 car parks would be created as part of the development of the mall.  WCC will seek public feedback until September 29. For more information visit

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Karori locals have joined forces in an engagement project to discuss the future of Wellington city’s largest suburb, Karori. At the SHIFT workshop held on September 2, Karori stakeholders and residents including Wellington city councillors and project planners as well as members of the Karori Association (KA) met to exchange ideas for the suburb and the values of the community. “We talked about places that have transformed in our city and our suburb, about what people value in the community and about Karori and assessed different scenarios for Karori’s development,” Onslow-Western ward, councillor

Andy Foster, said. Aim of the engagement project will be to fix plans for Karori in council’s 2018 Long-Term Plan. The next stage of the so-called Karori Project is to help decide what projects locals believe will shift Karori into its chosen future. “Our next workshop is called SOUP, for the soup of ideas and actual hot soup served while we explore different project ideas,” Justin Connor, workshop facilitator, said. “At the end of the workshop attendees will vote on their favourites, and the most popular projects will get the go-head.” Portfolio leader for community planning and engagement, councillor Diane Calvert said the SHIFT workshop was a lively ‘shift’ change

to the next stage in the Karori project. “This was the first workshop where various groups had come together after their own initial workshops. “The SHIFT workshop really got people thinking outside the box imagining the future for example. “I appreciate there was a bit of apprehension at the start of the project but I think the community are starting to see that their ideas are really getting traction and this could be the way for future planning in other neighbourhoods.”



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It sure has rained a lot lately The latest figures prove those who had the feeling the rain never stopped this winter had the right gut feeling. According to data the Greater Wellington Regional Council has released, rainfall totals across the Greater Wellington region have been breaking records in many areas between January and August this year. Nigel Corry, council’s general manager of the environment man-

agement group, said during winter June was relatively dry but July and August sure made up for it. “Rainfall was actually below average throughout the entire region for June. Paekakariki’s June average was only five percent of normal rainfall. So you can imagine the local’s surprise when July rolls around and they then receive more than twice as much average rainfall followed by just over one-and-a-half times above average for August.”

Greater Wellington monitors rainfall at over 50 sites across the region. The information collected is vital for flood-warning, water management during drought, and detecting long-term trends in climate. April was the wettest month for Khandallah, Karori, Paparangi and Tawa – with Khandallah reaching highs of 283 percent of average rainfall. The only “dry” month was June with Tawa and Paparangi

seeing 55 percent of normal. Between January and August, the Kapiti Coast area had received the highest amount of rain. Over the same period, rainfall through Porirua, Wellington, Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and the Ruamahanga Valley, in the Wairarapa, was around 120 percent to 130 percent of average. “During a storm in the middle of July our flood protection team was nervously watching river

‘Science is a bit everywhere’


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When it comes to science, Nisha Agrawal is a natural. The pupil from St Benedict School in Khandallah has proven her scientific expertise after gaining the best results for the ICAS Science Assessment as the top Year 3 in the New Zealand and the entire Pacific region. “The topics in the test were maths, weight, gravity, life cycles and a lot of other things,” Nisha said. “I don’t really have a favourite subject, I like everything,” the eight-year-old explained. However, her mother Shalini Agrawal said Nisha read a lot of books about space at home. “She loves space and the stars, and rocks and minerals – basically everything that is shiny,” Shalini explained. Nisha is naturally curious about science which is not too surprising as her mother is a gemologist and has a large rock collection at home. “Nisha asks a lot of questions about them and explores their differences. I believe, wants to become a gemologist, too,” Shalini said. She explained that Nisha started to be interested in science after they moved from India to New Zealand. “Nisha’s grandparents still live in India, and she wanted to understand why it’s sometimes daytime

Nisha Agrawal from St Benedict School in Khandallah was the best Year 3 pupil at this year’s ICAS. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

over there while it’s night here. “Science is a bit everywhere. I think that is quite fascinating for Nisha.” Shalini and Nisha started preparing for ICAS by going through questions from previous years. “Nisha found out that if she reads the question properly, it almost gives her an answer,” Shalini said. ICAS is an independent, skillsbased assessment programme which recognises and rewards pupils’ achievement. ICAS is unique, being the most

comprehensive generally available suite of academic assessments. The assessment is aimed at primary and secondary school and comprises various subject including digital technologies, English, maths, science, spelling and writing. Over one million student entries are accepted from over 6300 schools in Australia and New Zealand annually. “We are really proud of Nisha’s achievement – this has gone beyond our expectations,” Shalini said.



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levels rises in the Wairarapa and Wainuiomata River,” Corry said. “Thankfully the rain eased off before the rivers burst their banks but we had our regional emergency management teams on stand-by ready for the worst.” According to NIWA’s seasonal forecast, the same weather patterns that have brought the Wellington region all this wet weather will most likely be sticking around until November.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: The sun is slowly coming back to Wellington – what’s your favourite outdoor activity here?

Dio Te Waa, Porirua “Going to beach, fishing – anything close to the water.”

Craig Doe, Johnsonville “BMX tracking at Te Papa.”

Victor Batista, Johnsonville “Going shopping and doing my errands. I enjoy going to the Johnsonville Mall.”

Charlie Doe, Johnsonville “Enjoying the outdoor buzz.”

Maya CarpenterSalvador, Newlands “Kayaking.”

Michael CarpenterSalvador, Newlands “Going to the playground.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a grey Nissan stationwagon with a specialised comp carbon mountain bike secured to the roof rack was parked in the carpark of a motel in Burgess Road during the night. Next morning the owner discovered that the bike had been stolen. The straps securing the bike had been cut and the locking mechanism on the roof of the vehicle had been damaged. CCTV footage has recorded the incident and the individual stealing the bike.

A silver Mercedes-Benz saloon parked overnight in Burgess Road was stolen. It was later found by police in Hunterville. The gate across the driveway of a two acre lifestyle block in Ohariu Valley Road was deliberately opened during the night which allowed a pony to wonder from its paddock on to the road. It was found unharmed next morning. The victim mentioned that this is not an isolated incident.

A red Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked in Frankmoore Avenue during the day had its rear registration plate stolen. In Khandallah a house under construction in Clutha Avenue was entered, possibly by using a key kept on site. The door was left unlocked by the offender. A substantial quantity of tools, painting materials, some beer and a recently purchased new dryer were stolen. The quantity of items stolen would have

required the use of a vehicle. A blue Subaru Forester stationwagon parked unlocked overnight in Onslow Road was entered and a camera and lens which had been hidden under a seat were stolen. A green Honda Civic saloon parked on the road, locked and secure, during the day in Simla Crescent, was stolen. In Ngaio a white Subaru Legacy saloon parked overnight in Ngaio Gorge Road had both its registration plates stolen.

Laughter proves the best medicine at Enliven’s Huntleigh Home

The Good Time Gals perform a tune for residents at Karori’s Huntleigh Home.

Laughter keeps you young, so say the residents of Enliven’s Huntleigh Home in Karori. On Wednesday, the elders were treated to a comedy afternoon by the Good Time Gals, comprised of trio Lynda Davis, Sue Devereux and Jen McArthur. The show incorporated radio favourites from the 40s, 50s and 60s into skits and interactive moments with residents and staff. “We felt that songs like Side By Side really capture the soundtrack to these elders’ lives, so we decided to bring those fun times into the present and create new memories with them,” says Jen. Their efforts were well-received at Huntleigh, which follows Enliven’s eldercentred philosophy based on the Eden Alternative model of care. In line with this philosophy, elders at the home are supported to live meaningful lives through a range of tailored activities and recreational programmes. “You can tell that residents laugh a lot here,” says Jenny. “They were so ready to sing and dance

Huntleigh Home resident Dorothy Harvey enjoys a dance with recreation officer Gwen Esler during the Good Time Gals’ comedy hour.

with us, and the atmosphere was really relaxed and welcoming.” The Good Time Gals were praised by residents for their comic and lively offerings, which included rock ‘n’ roll dancing. “I used to dance a lot when I was younger, so naturally I loved every part of it,” one Huntleigh Home elder enthused. “My mobility may not be what it used to be, but I always feel that same urge to move when I hear all the old-time songs and music!” Huntleigh Home Manager Tim Levchenko-Scott says the home is always looking for community groups and entertainers to visit the home. “We all love a bit of a song and dance, so do get in touch if you have a new act to show off!”  To find out more about the Enliven philosophy or about any of Enliven’s homes, including Karori’s Huntleigh Home and Apartments, visit www.enlivencentral. You can also call the home directly on 04 464 2020. PBA

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Social enterprise goes green By Julia Czerwonatis

Co-working office SubUrban has partnered up with Tawa business Greenco Solutions to take their social enterprise a step further towards sustainability. Richard Herbert and his son Douglas from Greenco Solutions installed four solar panels on SubUrban’s roof which can power up to 25 percent of the energy required in the office. “In SubUrban we are encouraging sustainability, innovative ideas and we like to collaborate with local companies,” Kathleen Wright, SubUrban CEO and co-founder, said. “And we thought it would it be amazing to have a solar array on Johnsonville’s most high rising building.” Earlier this year, the co-working office had moved from the mall into their new premises above the Mobile station on Johnsonville Road. The old clock tower rising above the suburb’s rooftops is where the co-workers often have their lunches and can now also admire their new solar panel installation. The software is hooked up to the internet so that Kathleen and other SubUrban members can track how much energy the solar panels generate each minute. “The panels have become an education and conversation aspect in SubUrban. People are curious about what we do here, and it starts

The four new solar panels on Suburban’s rooftop. PHOTO: Supplied

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conversations about sustainability,” Kathleen said. “The concept behind our social enterprise is building a network that focuses on enabling people to connect, collaborate and learn from a wide range of different skills. It’s also about gaining new ideas around how to travel to work for example, how we use our energy and much more.” Richard said the solar power business was still a bit slow in Welllington however, it was gradually gaining momentum. “My son Douglas worked in

Australia for couple years where the solar business is quite prominent. “When he came back he set up his own business here,” Richard explained. Douglas established Greenco Solutions in 2014 and specialised on solar technology, LED light installations, heat pumps and other energy efficient technologies. Richard and Kathleen are currently working on an installation for the office space that displays how much power is being generated – on a sunny day in Wellington that can be up to one kilowatt.

Hospice apartments get go ahead Mary Potter Hospice has been given the go-ahead to build an apartment complex in Mein Street, with the proceeds from the rental income to support hospice services into the future. “For decades Mary Potter Hospice has been serving the people of Wellington,” Sister Margaret Lancaster, Mary Potter board member and the driving force behind the hospice, said. “We have always provided a free service, and we have been


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The Tudor Consort will mark the international Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21, with Dona nobis pacem – A concert for World Peace Day. “The title is Latin and means ‘grant us peace’,” Michael Stewart, Tudor Consort music director, explained. “All our pieces will have a peace theme including Arvo Part’s Da pacem Domine, and settings of the Agnus Dei by William Byrd and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.” The Tudor’s peace concert will also premiere Gemma Peacocke’s Pacific. New Zealand composer Gemma is a graduate of the New Zealand School of Music and will soon begin a PhD at Princeton University in the United States. She had received a grant from the Peace and Disarmament Education Trust (PADET) to compose a peace themed piece. “Gemma’s song cycle sets the words of famous New Zealand peace campaigners and pacifists Te Whiti, David Lange and World War I conscientious objector Archibald Baxter,” Michael explained. “Her work nicely complements the static stillness of the Arvo Part pieces. “I’m looking forward particularly to ‘David’, which has the choir weaving sound around taped excerpts of David Lange’s famous Oxford Union debate.” Former Prime Minister David Lange was

New Zealand composer Gemma Peacock has written a song cycle called Pacific which will premier on September 16 at the Tudor’s concert. PHOTO: Supplied

Bijin Bayashi – the picture was taken in the Niigata Prefecture in Japan in 2016. PHOTO: Brian Smith

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Photographer Fred Wotton called it “dinosaur technology”, yet black-and-white photographs taken with analogue cameras can have a nostalgic, sometimes even magic appeal. A group of Wellingtonians have now dedicated an entire exhibition towards black-and-white photography and display their art from mid-September at the Odlin Gallery. Johnsonville resident Fred has been a member of the Monochrome Film Group for over 12 years. His speciality is capturing panoramic scenes with his 35 millimetre Leica rangefinder camera, which he has been using for the past 56 years. “We are a very varied group from Wellington and the wider region,” Fred explained. “We’re all focussing on different themes with our photography. Brian Smith for instance mostly takes woods and forestry photos, and Mike Martin takes photos of, what I like to call, industrial machinery,” Fred explained. The Monochrome Film Group was formed some 17 years ago when a competition judge suggested that the Waikanae

 The Tudor Consort will present Dona nobis pacem – A concert for World Peace Day on Saturday, September 16, at 7.30pm at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, corner Molesworth and Hill Street. Michael and Gemma will give a pre-concert talk at 7pm. Tickets for $25/20 are available online at or at the concert.

Lightbulb idea is growing wings As part of her older sister’s Lightbulb Trade Relay project, Samuel Marsden School student Mahalee Knights (Year 6) is raising funds to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease. Mahalee started with emptying out her moneybox and created a lightbulb with her spare change. Through fundraising with her Samuel Marsden Primary School friends, they provided $252.90 that will be added to her sister’s fundraising efforts and given to the Neurological Foundation Douglas Human Brain Bank in Auckland. Mahalee and her sister Sakira called this part of the project the WATT’s Glowing and they encourage others to create their own lightbulbs and donate the proceeds to Lightbulb Trade Relay. “Let’s see in how many places a lightbulb can be set glowing and growing to help shed a hopeful light on this dark disease,” the siblings said. Sakira, who is Year 9 at Samuel Marsden, has launched Lightbulb Trade Relay

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Tawa children excited about new mural By Julia Czerwonatis

Tawa students and northern ward councillors grabbed paints and brushed to support Hamilton artist Poi Ngawati who painted a large mural in Tawa in the last couple of weeks. Councillor Jill Day, who holds the portfolio lead for children and young people, organised sessions with local students from Tawa Intermediate, Hampton Hill School, Redwood School and Tawa College who painted rocks and marked them with #TAWAMURAL. “The idea is that the children drop the stones where ever they go so that people

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Councillor Jill Day with Kingsley, Lyra, Grace, Calypso, Kalden, Saskia and artist Poi Ngawati. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

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Meet the candidates Q&A SERIES 1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?

Grant Robertson Labour Candidate for Wellington Central List number: 4

We need to invest in our education system. Over the next four years Labour has committed to put in an additional $6 billion for education. We can afford to do this because we have prioritised this ahead of tax cuts. Labour will lead a sustained programme to build and refurbish our schools to ensure they are all world-class facilities. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?

The issue that businesses raise with me most often is the need for more skilled staff. That is why we are supporting more access to education and training through our three

Geoff Simmons The Opportunities Party Candidate for Wellington Central List number: 2 1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?

Yes, some of our schools are overcrowded. Some of our schools are also below capacity. Many children don’t go to their local school, and this doesn’t always happen for a good reason. There isn’t any evidence that sending children to higher decile schools improves their performance, in fact all it does is decrease the performance of the children left behind. TOP wants every local school to be the school of choice. We would reverse Tomorrows Schools and get schools to collaborate rather than compete. This would allow regions to monitor the local population and be prepared for when children turn up at school. It would also save money, which could be reinvested into improving special education services. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?

Over the last 30 years New Zealand has grown by working harder, not working smarter. We need to support innovative businesses, which Wellington has aplenty. The greatest barrier to businesses growing in New Zealand is lack of finance, and that is because as a country we put all of our money into housing. We need to close the tax loopholes on

housing and property, and use the $11 billion in revenue this would raise to cut income taxes by up to one third. This would make 80 percent of Kiwis better off, hold house prices stable, and encourage people to invest in businesses that actually create incomes and jobs. TOP also proposes a $36 billion investment in R&D and infrastructure to get business moving. The only reason our government debt needs to be so low is because of NZ Super. If we reform superannuation to make it affordable, New Zealand would have plenty of money to invest in innovation and infrastructure. 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues?

In a dense city like Wellington more roads will not solve the problem. When Transmission Gully is finished, the queue currently in Paekakariki will be shunted to the Terrace Tunnel. Where does it end? Do we want a four lane highway through the heart of our city? We need to invest in all modes of transport; walking, cycling, rail, public transport, in the same way we currently invest in roads. Politicians shouldn’t make these decisions, they are too long term, expensive and important. We need to mandate NZTA to make investments on the basis of what is best for the environment, economy and our health. If they did this we would see far more money going into public transport, and less into new roads. 4. Newshubs wrote this morning: “If TOP doesn’t reach the 5 percent threshold required to get seats in Parliament, don’t expect Dr Morgan to try again”, and quoted Gareth Morgan: “I sort of don’t like [politics], to be honest. There’s so much trivia.” How are committed are you to politics and are you actually in for the long run?

TOP is more than Gareth Morgan. We have 26 candidates, who are committed to building this party into the future. Gareth has always indicated that he doesn’t want a political career, he wants to help build the party then step down. There are plenty of other people involved that want to see our ideas implemented.

With the General Elections on our doorsteps, Wellingtonians will have the chance to decide who will represent their electorate for the next three years. The Independent Herald will introduce the candidates running for Ohariu and Wellington Central. We will ask them all the same three questions, plus one personalised question.

years free post-school training and education commitment. We will increase the number of apprentices, and support businesses to take on young people as apprentices by subsidising the cost in the first year of their training. We will also support small businesses and start ups to get extra capital by providing incentives for investors to support productive businesses.

on the business case for light rail. We expect that such a plan is likely to see a duplication of the Mount Victoria tunnel which is the major choke point in our city.

3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues?

I am the most proud of the passing of the Wellington Town Belt Act which protects and enhances our green space, including adding more than 120 hectares to it. I am also particularly pleased to have played my part in saving Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten. In the immediate future we need to ensure the Karori Campus is maintained for community use. Beyond that my focus will be on improving the health and housing services in our city.

Labour will develop a Congestion Free Wellington plan. This means getting the balance right between funding public transport, cycling, walking and roads. We need rapid public transport from the city to the airport, and we will fast track the work

4. You have been the Wellington Central MP since 2008. What did you achieve in the past nine years and, more importantly, what does still need to be done in the electorate?

Support resilience through grants and allowing expensing of earthquake strengthening. Support a dynamic commercial – community hub at Karori Campus. 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues?

Andy Foster New Zealand First Candidate for Wellington Central List number: 18 1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?

The two Wellington Central schools the ministry considers most overcrowded in terms of classroom space are Karori West and Mount Cook. Wellington Central schools also represent half of the ten schools with the least land per student nationally – with Northland, Clifton Terrace, and Karori Normal in the top five. The obvious move is creating a purposebuilt Tech hub for year 7 and 8 students at Karori Campus, freeing up classroom space at Karori West Normal School and Mount Cook and securing much needed outdoor space for Karori Normal. The ministry, ward councillors including myself, and community organisations are working hard, with cross party support to get the right outcome. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?

Ensure Government develops a clear vision, does its core jobs well, provides sound economic management and delivers needed social services better. Actively support our public service. Focus on skill development of New Zealanders through education including vocational training. Consider supporting economic development projects where there is clear benefit to New Zealand Inc – rather than intercity competition.

The city’s population is growing fast fuelled by record immigration. Growth projections were 50,000 extra people over 30 years, they’re now 80,000. Government must work in partnership with the city and regional councils on ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’. A range of proposals will be out for public consultation in November. I expect a mixed approach. We’ll need roading improvements but space is limited and the main focus should be on a more liveable, walkable central city and suburbs, a quantum lift in public transport, and more electric vehicles. Our transport system needs to rapidly decarbonise. It is critical that urban development occurs in locations which support more walking, cycling and public transport, and the vibrancy of the city. That means compact, not sprawling. Growth and development must not damage the things we love about Wellington. 4. Why do you want to leave the council? And why did you choose NZ First?

It’s not that I want to leave council. I love being a councillor. It’s a privilege and a place I can make a real difference. I am working right through the election campaign on council issues too. This week that’s included Karori Campus, Kiwi Point Quarry, Transport, Shelly Bay hearings, Indoor arena, Pest Free Wellington, population growth, and many community projects and constituent issues. I would be delighted to be able to make a difference at a national level. I chose NZ First because I believe we need a sensible centre party moderating the potential for extremes of the left or right. NZ First has a many excellent policies in health, education, environment, housing, transport, attacking poverty etc, and I know I can contribute a lot to further future policy improvements for our country.

Wednesday September 13, 2017


Johnsonville ‘geyser’ leaves homes without water By Julia Czerwonatis

A water main burst on Middleton Road, near the Helston Road intersection, last Thursday morning caused major traffic disruptions for Johnsonville commuters. The spectacular water fountain bursting out of the road could be seen across the suburb. Several streets in Johnsonville and Churton Park, including Middleton Road, Waterford Drive, Silverbirch Grove, Balli-

na Drive and Burdendale Grove, and had their water shut off until 1pm while contractors worked on the main. Alex van Paassen from Wellington Water said the burst pipe was nothing out of the ordinary as pipes break from time to time. “The water in the pipe was under a lot of pressure, that’s why it looked quite spectacular. “Of course it’s inconvenient as the traffic gets disrupted and residents are without water for a couple of hours,” he explained.

Police were re-directing the busy morning traffic. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

Sing in tune with the ladies from Capital Harmony

Members of Capital Harmony Chorus in concert in action. PHOTO: Supplied

Group singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and more fun than working out. Members of Capital Harmony Chorus know singing is good for your social, emotional and physical wellbeing and want other women to experience this feeling. The chorus is holding an open night on Monday, September 18, and invite women of all ages and singing ability to find out why they love to sing. “Come and experience an informal rehearsal, and see for yourself the fun and harmony of acapella

singing,” Joanne Oliver, Capital Harmony Chorus director, said. The 25-member chorus is a friendly group of women from Wellington’s northern suburbs and beyond. “All you have to do is sing in tune – we can teach you the rest. You don’t need to be a ‘trained’ singer or be able to read music,” Joanne said. Capital Harmony meet once a week, on Monday evenings, at Churton Park School Hall to learn new music and skills. The chorus performs at community events, retirement villages, concerts and

private functions. “Following the open night potential new members can join us for a few weeks to learn basic skills. It usually takes about six weeks for newcomers to decide if this style of singing is for them. During this time we encourage them to watch and participate,” Joanne added.  The open night is on Monday, 18 September at 7.30pm at Churton Park School Hall, 90 Churton Drive, Churton Park. It’s a free evening of entertainment, information and supper.

Houses were without water from about 8am until 7pm. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

Gaining confidence as a toastmaster Ngaio resident Mary Clare is busy being a tai chi teacher, special needs child educator, mother of four, grandmother to seven and president of Karori Toastmasters. Her connection to the Toastmasters traces back to her youth. When she was a teenager Mary Clare’s father, Gurth, a dedicated self-taught public speaker, encouraged her to have three life skills: be a public speaker, learn to dance, and play golf or tennis. Mary Clare did none of these things. It was not until three years ago that she realised she should have listened to her father. Supported by her tai chi teacher, she came to a meeting of Karori Toastmasters who created a safe environment for her to get up and tell the club about herself. After three visits she decided to join in January 2015, and was assigned a mentor who guided her through her first few speeches. “I should have joined 40 years ago,” Mary Clare said. “It would have made a huge difference to my life if I had”. She soon discovered there was more to Toastmasters than public speaking, and, keen to understand about the leadership aspect, joined the committee, first as secretary

and treasurer. “A whole new world opened up for me,” Mary Clare explained. In June 2016, she became president. “It consolidated all my existing life skills. Toastmasters gave me confidence: I had all the skills and abilities, I just needed the confidence to use them.” It also helped with her fear of technology – she now has her own computer and can do Powerpoint presentations with ease. “I have moved on a huge amount from where I was two years ago” she said. Under her leadership the club is now investing in technology to enable members to grow their presentation skills. She recently achieved her Competent Communicator Award and is keen to encourage others to follow her on her Toastmasters journey, whether to improve presentation skills, participate in a committee, extend life skills, conquer the fear of public speaking.  Karori Toastmasters is having a Guest Night on Thursday, September 21, at the Beauchamp Street Chapel, 21 Beauchamp Street. Everyone is welcome.


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Following a service to honour all the incredible father figures in our lives, the Salvation Army Tawa Corps held their annual Fathers Day pie bake off, on September 3. Entries included mouth watering savoury delights as well as sweet and fruity dessert options. The winner of the best bacon and egg section was Christine Hutson with a bacon, barbeque steak combination. The best meat pie went to Vanessa Opie with a steak and mushroom pie. The biggest pie title went to Caroline Durney with a blackberry and apple dessert pie. Best sweet pie went to Lesley Nicholson with a peach and lemon pie. Major Heather Rodwell form the Salvation Army was pleased with the enthusiastic turnout.

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Notice regarding enrolments at Newlands School 2018 Enrolment at Newlands School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from our website: http://newlands.ultranet.

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The board has determined that up to 4 places are likely to be available for out of zone students in 2018. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. In 2018 there will be 2 enrolment periods. The first enrolment period runs from Saturday 16 December 2017 to Friday 6 July 2018. The second enrolment period runs from Saturday 7 July 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018. For students seeking enrolment within the first enrolment period of 2018, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 9am, Friday 20 October 2017. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, this will be held on Friday 20 October 2017. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Details of how applications from out of zone students are processed are available on our school website (detailed above). Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during the next year should notify the school by Friday 20 October 2017 to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year. Students who live in the home zone are entitled to enrol at the school.

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Details relating to the second enrolment period for 2018 are as follows: • Second Enrolment period is from Saturday 7 July 2018 to Friday 14 December 2018. • Deadline for receipt of applications: 9am, Friday 8 June 2018. • Date of ballot: Friday 8 June 2018. Enrolment packs are available from the school office, phone 461 6900, or from our website.

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17 September, 2017 Our AGM will be held at the clubrooms,

226 Karori Rd on 17 September 2017 at 12.30pm. All visitors and members welcome

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The Crofton Downs Primary School Board of Trustees invites applications from parents who wish to enrol their children at the school in Term 4, 2017 and in the 2018 academic school year. Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office and on our website. To complete an application visit our website (www.croftondownsprimary. and select the link to the enrolment form on the front page. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm, October 18th, 2017. The Board has determined that 1 place at New Entrant level is likely to be available for out of zone enrolments in Term 4, 2017, and 5 places at New Entrant level are likely to be available for out of zone enrolments in 2018. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. Parents of students who live within the home zone should also apply by the 18 October deadline to assist the school to plan appropriately. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot. If a ballot is required it will be held on 24th October. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

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SPORT Sports talk

with Jacob Page

Kicking goals and taking names I’m an old-school sports fan - at 28years-old I often have the cynical, yet-traditional mindset of someone swiftly approaching a Super Gold card. Saturday night’s All Black test victory proved to me that Beauden Barrett can no longer be relied upon to be the first choice goal kicker. T he boy from Ta ra na k i seems to be getting worse off the tee and as much as coach Steve Hansen continues to show faith in him, I can’t see improvements and it will cost us close games. I believe Barrett is still our best option in the No 10 jersey for now but even his general play has been far from startling. Perhaps Jordie Bar rett’s season ending shoulder injury has forced this subject to the surface. Speculation was that the younger of the Barrett duo was going to play fullback and take the shots at goal. I grew up watching rugby with my granddad and he

always said you pick your goal kicker as your second pick after your captain and right now the All Blacks aren’t doing that for the first time since the failed Carlos Spencer experiment at the 2003 World Cup. That tournament saw fullback Leon MacDonald play centre and kick goals - something he’d never done regularly in his career. This All Black team is in a rebuilding phase but even the all-conquering teams of 2011 through 2015 occasionally relied upon the laser accuracy of Dan Carter to kick key penalties and conversions. We even relied on Stephen Donald for one night. It’s all well and good scoring tries and playing running rugby but when the All Blacks get into an arm wrestle of a match - and believe you me they will - then we will need a kicker who can be relied upon. That is no longer Beauden so maybe the wait for Jordie is my only salvation.

Wednesday September 13, 2017


Johnsonville bowlers claim Winter Cup Johnsonville was well represented at the 31st VC Keith Elliot Memorial Men’s Invitational Fours Tournament at Raumati on the beautiful Kapiti Coast last weekend. The VC Cup was first presented by Keith Elliot, the winner of the Victoria Cross and an avid bowler of the Raumati South Club. This year his son Peter presented the cup to the winners and spoke to the bowlers of the history of the cup and his memories of his father and his love of the game of bowls. With a capacity field of Fours teams entered, the Johnsonville

Club were to the fore once again taking out the VC Elliot Cup as well as winning the Division 4 final. The Rob Ashton team that included Brent Stubbins, Ray Boffa and Brady Amer won the Division 1 final against the Robbie Bennett led team of Pat Cleary, Ron Snowden and Mark Benton 13-4. Rob secured his fourth VC Cup win, Ray his third, while for Brent and Brady it was their first VC Cup victory. Brent and Brady just last week also won the Waikanae Winter Cup, two trophies in two weeks and

impressive start to the season. In the Division 4 Final, the Brian Cleaver skipped team of Adrian Cronin, Logan Amer and Leon Anquetil played an amazing game that went down to the wire. The scores were tied 8-8 going into the last end. Then Brian stepped up and drove with his last bowl, hitting the jack to one of his team’s bowls to secure the win. A thrilling game and a fantastic result for the boys, which included newcomer to the club Logan and Leon who is just in the early stages of his bowling career.

The 2017 VC Cup winners are Ray Boffa, Brady Amer, Rob Ashton (s) and Brent Stubbins. PHOTO: Supplied


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