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Marking centenary

By Jamie Adams

An incredible blast from the past took place at St Mark’s Church School on Friday, as teachers and pupils alike celebrated its centenary with a costume parade like no other. Every staff member was kitted out in 1917 period costume: male teachers looking very dapper in top hats, canes and tailcoats while the women looked equally elegant in their floral hats, gowns, chiffon dresses and lace. Continued on page 2. St Mark’s Church School staff cheer for their centenary in the outfits of the time when it began. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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Continued from page 1. But it was the children who really stole the show with an eclectic range of outfits reflecting the fashions and pop culture of the 20th century. Just some of the characters included George Michael (from his Wham! days), Elton John, Richard Pearse, Darth Vader, Chuck Yeager, Bruce Lee and Steve Irwin. There were also several Michael Jacksons and Marty McFlys for good measure, and even some contemporary celebrities such as Beauden Barrett and Donald Trump made an appearance. Principal Kent Favel, who admitted his costume made him look like a ringmaster, sa id the four-day centenary celebrations had been planned for a very long time. Mayor Justin Lester and Gover nor- General Da me Patsy Reddy visited t he school on Monday to attend the cutting of a large birthday cake to conclude a weekend of commemoration, which included a dinner and church service.

St Mark’s Church School principal Kent Favel and teacher Joanna Wells in 1917 attire flank some of the pupils dressed for the centenary. Back: Angelo Siatiras as a ‘70s disco dancer, Liam Kingston as a ‘20s schoolboy, Daniel Sapaziani as Albert Einstein, Cynthia Liu as a ‘50s rock’n’roll dancer and Ryan Braker as Walt Disney. Front: Meredith Williams as a ‘60s hippy, William Tye as a WWII veteran (replicating his great great grandfather), Winifred Joan-Budding as a 1917 girl, Max von Dadelszen as ‘80s “Wham!” George Michael, and Indiana Willis in the school’s original uniform. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

Dame Patsy amused the crowd by recalling a story about a visit by New Zealand First Governor-General Lord

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Mayor calls for Wellington to embrace te reo This Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori Language Week), Wellington Mayor Justin Lester is encouraging Wellingtonians to have a go. “Me Heke Ki Poneke is an invitation to our city,” Lester said. “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.”

Lester was keen for Wellington to be a te reo Maori city. “Te reo Maori is a taonga we need to protect, nurture, and grow,” he said. “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. “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.”

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Grants protect heritage buildings’ past, present, and future Ten heritage buildings – including two in Newtown, one in Melrose and one in Strathmore Park - will benefit from the latest round of Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive Fund (BHIF) – continuing to make the capital safer and stronger, while preserving the past. The ten buildings jointly received over $280,000 approve d by t he G ra nt s Subcommittee last week, based on funding criteria,

equitability and comparison of like requests. Chair of the Subcommittee, councillor Sarah Free, said the Built Heritage Incentive Fund was one of several Council initiatives designed to assist building owners to seismically strengthen their buildings. “It is encouraging to see that heritage-listed buildings are coming off the Earthquake Prone Building List and that the Built Heritage Incentive

Fund, which was increased in 2015 to $3 million over three years, is assisting owners to strengthen them,” she said. More than $1.9 million has been allocated to 38 seismic strengthening related projects that are currently being undertaken. Senior Heritage Advisor Vanessa Tanner said the BHIF was making a difference across the capital, but in particular in some historic neighbourhoods. “It’s positive

to see the number of buildings being strengthened in some of Wellingtons’ very important heritage areas like Newtown and Cuba Street.” Among the successful applicants are Ashleigh Court at 113 Riddiford Street, which received $25,000; 144-146 Riddiford Street, which received $2150; Karitane Products Society Factory Building at 21a Manchester Tce, receiving $8672; and the Scots College Main Building, which received $30,000.

Opponents to Shelly Bay proposal voice concerns By Jamie Adams

A proposal to sell and lease land at the Shelly Bay in order to convert its decaying former barracks into houses and public space has drawn a mixed response. The Cook Strait News attended the first hour of oral submissions to Wellington City Council’s city strategy committee on the issue last Thursday. The committee is mulling over a proposal to sell or lease a small proportion of the land it owns on the western coast of Miramar Peninsula to a Shelly Bay Ltd, a partnership involving The Wellington Company and Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust intent on developing $500 million worth of apartments and amenities. While some submitters such as prominent local architect Roger Walker supported the opportunities the development offered, others were concerned of its social and environmental impacts.

Fourth generation resident Frances Velvin opposed the development, saying a row of six-storey buildings would be “totally unsymapthetic” to the environment she and her family had grown up in. “The proposal considerably undermines the value of this part of Wellington,” she told the committee. She was also concerned there would be “13 years of noise, traffic and dust” as houses were developed. Alan Hucks, who had lived in Miramar for 43 years, questioned if iwi, represented by the Port Nicholson Block, would make good returns on the profit they would make from the development. He was told afterwards that iwi planned to use profits to develop social housing. Another Miramar local, Andrew Muir, said there would be a need to widen the road approaching the development to cater for the extra traffic, which would mean having to either cut

Shelly Bay could look a lot different if a development proposal goes ahead. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

into the hill or encroach into the harbour. “We’ll have many two-car families. I think the road going through Shelly Bay should have enough room for parked cars on each side.” Resident Duncan McKee was concerned the development would become exclusive to the point of being gated, like the

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inbrief news Joining forces to empower Pacific families

Meet the candidates Q&A SERIES

Local health providers have banded together to boost the health and wellbeing of thousands of Pacific people across greater Wellington. Capital & Coast DHB, Compass Health PHO and the Central Pacific Collective have created the Tauhi Alliance – a collaboration to improve the care of Pacific patients across hospital and community health services. “Pacific people are less likely to use health services, and more likely to experience ill health. We are committed to turning that around,” said Capital & Coast DHB chief executive Debbie Chin.

Marae wants more done for homeless Tapu Te Ranga Marae is calling on political parties to do more to help reduce number of homeless in Wellington City which is at an all-time high among Maori and Pacific peoples. It aimed to hold an awareness event, “Hangi for the homeless” on Wednesday to bring attention to the issue. The event aims to support the Maori Party’s call to eliminate poverty in Aotearoa by 2025 and to introduce a living wage for all workers across Wellington.

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Chris Finlayson National Candidate for Rongotai List number: 9

With the General Election on our doorsteps, Wellingtonians will have the chance to decide who will represent their electorate for the next three years. Cook Strait News will introduce the candidates running for Rongotai We will ask them all the same three questions, plus one personalised question.

1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?

Maintain current policy settings which have produced low interest rates, low taxes and a growing economy which is one of the best in the world. If the settings are right, businesses flourish.

This issue is being addressed all the time. The Pr ime Minister made a recent announcement about rebuilding Newtown School. Mt Cook School recently got two new classrooms. Needs can and will be addressed.

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

2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?

This city needs a comprehensive plan for improving roading from the Ngauranga Gorge to the airport. The Basin Reserve issue MUST be addressed. I got Wellington the Arras Tunnel and I will take the lead on this issue

if the Government is re-elected. Someone has to. Light rail to the airport is a non-starter. 4. Rongotai has been a safe Labour seat for decades. What would a National MP offer the electorate that a Labour MP wouldn’t?

The Labour candidate talks as though it’s Annette King’s seat and his by inheritance. It’s not Labour’s seat; it’s your [the voters] seat. I wouldn’t take you for granted as the Labour Party does. I am known for being an effective minister who gets things done. Rongotai deserves more than a genial time server.

Fledgling food businesses earn their wings Foodie stars of the future have won free expert mentoring from foodie stars of today with the Wellington Good Food Boost programme winners announced last night. Berhampore-based Baker Gra mercy, wh ich ma kes handcrafted fermented breads and artisan pastries, is one of four fledgling food businesses around the region about to take part in an eight-week programme receiving support and guidance from leading mentors to give their organisation a boost. In the capital’s inaugural year, the Good Food Boost programme’s mentors are Shepherd Elliott, co-owner of Ti Kouka café, co-founder of Leeds Street Bakery, and founder of Shepherd restaurant, Kathryn Robinson (The Assignment Group),

Teva Stewart (CommonSense Organics), and Richard Shirtcliffe (Coffee Supreme). The programme is supported by a partnership between Wellington City Council, the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), Le Cordon Bleu, and WREDA. SBN Wellington Regional Coordinator Laurie Foon is proud to be involved with the programme. “These businesses all tick the box as far as meeting our definition of a good food business by using locally sourced produce, being innovative, creative, sustainable, healthy, and culturally connected,” she said. “We know that with a bit of support they will add to Wellington’s foodie destination reputation and help contribute to its economy, its multi-cultural

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Green candidate mucks in for stream clean-up Rongotai Green Party candidate Teall Crossen joined other party members to help Friends of Owhiro Stream with a clean up of the stream on Saturday. Twenty volunteers planted about 200 plants along the stream bank 100 metres south of the Jamieson Towing building to provide shade to the stream to assist with water quality, protect the stream from roadside rubbish and encourage native wildlife to the area. Earlier this year, the Owhiro Stream has had discolouration and foam as a result of the ongoing discharge from T and T Landfill. “The working bee, one of many that the group have organised to help take care of the polluted stream, is an opportunity to look after our local community,” Crossen said. “While getting stuck into cleaning up the stream is really important, we also need to prevent rubbish getting into our waterways in the first place. “The Green Party will join a number of

other countries around the world and ban single-use plastic bags by the end of 2020. “In the meantime, we’ll introduce a 20 cent-levy, which will also be used to fund community-led clean ups and research alternatives to plastic.” She said the Greens would also help councils with more funding to clean up waterways by introducing a 10 cent-levy on water bottling and exports. “The revenue will go to mana whenua and the wider community through councils. Local councils will use it to clean up waterways and protect drinking water sources and infrastructure.” The Owhiro Steam clean-up was a perfect example of a community protecting its environment, Crossen said. “But it also shows the need for government to come to the party, to ensure ongoing pollution is stopped. “The Greens will fund waterway restoration and change the RMA [Reserve Management Act] to ensure real protection of our environment.”


Art auction continues to pull the bids

Island Bay School teachers Dianne Lee and Amy Burt hold the painting A Lesson In Love by local artist Jane Blackmore, while auctioneer Darryl Harper appeals for buyers. The painting sold for $3050. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

The Island Bay Bowling Club was packed to the gunwales as local residents turned out to get a glimpse of Island Bay School’s art auction for 2017 on Friday. The auction, a biennial event that has been running since 2005, is held to raise funds for the school’s arts curriculum. There were 54 on offer on the night, while other artworks on display were part of a silent auction on Trade Me. Organiser Jen Gasson said Friday’s event another great success, with $40,000 raised and some sales still being negotiated as of

Wednesday. Of that revenue, $17,000 will go back into the school. Harcourts Real Estate agents Darryl Harper and Erin Rush led the auction, with Darryl injecting a bit of humor into several of the bids. There was a variety of artworks, including watercolours, oil paintings and sculptures created by several Wellington-based artists. While some failed to sell, others went for more than $3000 apiece. Works by local Jane Blackmore were big drawcards, but the best selling painting was Smile by Dunedin-based Ewan McDougall, which went for $4500.

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Some of the pupils of Miramar Central Kindergarten with their works of art of the back wall of Miramar Library. Back: Allexia Lepou, Zara Kong, Olivia Cheng, Tommy Cambridge and Gabrielle Warren. Front: Rochelle Aslani, Jasper Bird, Niko Cakovan. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

Visitors of Miramar Library will notice it is now a little more colourful thanks to the creative efforts of Miramar’s Central Kindergarten’s pupils. The library has been exhibiting a variety of their artworks on its back wall, with designs proving some of the preschoolers were quite talented. “We approached the library,” head teacher Amanda Raven said. “It helped that one of the librarians happened to be a parent. “We exhibited here once before a few years ago. They were really great in

supporting this.” Pupils explored using a range of materials, including paint, collage, weaving and dyes. One of them used ice block sticks to construct a human figure while another brought out their inner Andy Warhol by placing screenprinted facial cutouts in an abstract way. The works are only some of what the kindergarten had produced – there wasn’t enough space to display all of them, though Amanda hoped there might be in the future. The exhibition will run for the school term and into the holidays.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Lyall Bay School pupils are asked: What do you most like about Wellington?

Jinan Daid, Lyall Bay “I can have friends in New Zealand, like Admay. In Syria I didn’t have any friends.“

Ishaan Chaudary, Lyall Bay “They sell Hershey’s bars here. And New Zelaand has the best swimming pools. Wellington is pretty diverse too.”

Ariesha Ali, Lyall Bay “I like the zoo and the swimming pools.”

Vailetti Mafua, Lyall Bay “I like the school and the beach. I like where I live.”

Aryan Dhiru Shailesh, Lyall Bay “I can go to the ASB [stadium] and I like home because I can go on the Ipad.”

Ronav Singh, Lyall Bay “I like the sports and the beach and the zoo.”

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

Shelly Bay Dear Editor, We wait each week to receive and celebrate your fine paper and enjoy always the letters to the editor. It is a pulse of the real community. Thus we do appreciate the many and varied opinions of Rose Wu who has reasoned and well-presented details and facts, as well as ideas. We even think you could give her a separate “opinion column” as she is clearly knowledgeable over a range of

topics. She often points out to us the goings and short-comings of the city council whose debt has climbed out of this world and will lead to huge increases in rates in the years ahead. Shame on the council officers and the CEO must resign. Look now at the absolute mess of the Shelly Bay project. We attended some of the oral submissions and were appalled to hear some of

the details of this property developer’s rip-off of us ratepayers. Even Weta Industries of movie-star fame protested, but that was a bit of the pot calling the kettle black - after all, the same submitters have their pigs in the trough for a ratepayer subsidy of $180 million by the council to build the conference centre/movie museum for their little collection! Susan & Bruce Dryberg Te Aro

Working with Wellington elders a ‘privilege’ Annelize Steyn (left) says getting to know residents like Betty Wood (right) is the best part of her job.

“It’s such a privilege to work and laugh alongside all the elders here.” This from Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home recreation team leader, Annelize Steyn, who has dedicated the last twelve years to ensuring the physical and emotional wellbeing of elders. Annelize says she has the best job in the world. “Part of what I get to do is to discover who each resident here really is – what makes them feel safe and happy – to see how we can help them grow as individuals. I feel very lucky to have that opportunity each day.” Finding out what makes people tick has always been the recreation officer’s driving passion. Prior to taking up the role at Kilmarnock Heights Home, Annelize worked in counselling and community mental health in Rotorua, during which time she worked closely with the elderly. Realising she could spend more time with elders by working in aged care, Annelize went in search of a home that would share her elder-centred approach to care. She is proud to say that Kilmarnock Heights Home, like all of Enliven’s homes, follows the internationally-recognised, elder-

centred Eden Alternative model of care. “It really is all about the residents here. Every Wednesday morning, for instance, the whole team, including the cleaners and cooks, meets to discuss how a particular resident is doing and how we can do better – that sort of thing just doesn’t happen elsewhere.” At the moment, Annelize frequently finds herself discussing with residents the progress of the new 72-bed rest home and hospital and 57 retirement apartment being built in front of the existing home. “It’s an exciting time for them. Quite a few like to imagine what their new rooms will look like,” says Annelize. Though life in all other respects goes on as usual at the home, which remains fully operational, Annelize says there is always much to learn. “There are always new residents to get to know and new activities to plan – it’s a very rewarding job and never boring!”  To find out more about Enliven’s homes, including Kilmarnock Heights Home in Berhampore, visit www.enlivencentral. or call the home directly on 04 380 2034. PBA

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Talking about birds and bees (and cats and livestock) If you love your pet, enjoy walking your llama to the dairy, or want to be a beekeeper – then Council wants to hear from you. Consultation is now open on Wellington City Council’s Draft Animal Policy and factsheets. Natural environment portfolio leader, councillor Peter Gilberd, said after the Animal Bylaw review last year, creating an animal policy was the next step. “The policy will support the bylaw, as opposed to adding any regulatory requirements. “We want to encourage Wellingtonians to look after their animals responsibly and we would also like to provide some guidance and information on animal management, care, and responsibilities. “We stayed in touch with the stakeholders we worked with on the Animal Bylaw and have been meeting with them, and new interest groups, since the Animal Policy scope was approved at the City Strategy Committee meeting in March. “These stakeholders have given us information and advice on common practice, best practice,

and areas they thought could be better clarified. “Through discussions the idea came up to develop several factsheets as best-practice guides. “We want to better support people who are considering getting an animal with useful, relevant information, as well as having that information available for people who already have pets. “One of the factsheets is about keeping bees, which is timely given September is Bee Aware month. “Bees play a crucial role in pollinating our crops to create food sources for both people and animals.” Information will be available online at draftanimalpolicy and at city libraries and the Council’s Service Centre at 101 Wakefield Street. A final report on the Draft Animal Policy will be considered by the council’s city strategy committee in early December, with council making a decision later that month.

LETTERS to the editor

Rebuttal to arena concerns Dear Editor, Rose Wu (letters 7 Sept) on the prospective $180m+ music venue, has accidentally got previous history around the wrong way. She says 10 years ago Council wanted a music/sports venue by the Stadium and my appeal resulted in it ended up as the $50m ASB community sports only venue at Kilbirnie. Actually I proposed a 12 court sized building specifically designed for concerts and sport, sited on the Westpac Stadium concourse. I was supported by Fletchers, BECA, Dunning Thornton and others. It would have cost more than a community only sports facility at the time, but I said then that if the city ever contemplated an indoor concert venue, its combined cost with the ASB would be at very least $40 million more than

our multiuse option (in 2008 dollars). Kilbirnie was a poor location for a regional sports facility, for daytime corporate sport, and was always going to add to Eastern suburbs congestion. Hundreds of residents citywide supported me at the time. However ultimately the rest of Council were fixated on Kilbirnie. They wanted a sports facility, and they wanted it asap. They say you can’t fight city hall. I lost but at least we saved $5 million from the cost. I believe ultimately the city also lost, it was always going to. We’ve seen the congestion, missed the concerts, and we may be about to see the bill. Andy Foster City Councillor

Lets vote on our bikes Dear Editor, Great paper, great photos great reporting: No 1 local paper. To encourage youth to vote I suggest we allow people to vote whilst on their bikes. What I imagine is that you could have a voting booth at the end of the cycleways, or

why not in bus stops? I would also have the cleareyed Christine Swift of Island Bay stand on the soap box in Shortland Park to explain relevant policy: now that would advance democracy! Let’s do this! Sarah R Wu Kilbirnie

Onesie Day pupils raise hundreds for ambo service

St Frances de Sales pupils Hazel Sutherland and Autumn Paaka chose a mouse theme for Onesie Day. Alongside them are Paris Cornell and Silvia Viola Mari. PHOTO: Supplied

Pupils from St Frances de Sales Catholic Primary School in Island Bay got into their animal suits as part of Wellington Free Ambulance’s Onesie Day fundraising drive last week. Schools and businesses around Wellington were a sea of colour on Friday as people put on their onesies to raise funds for Wellington Free Ambulance. “Every year Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics help around 50,000 people from around the region,” head of fundraising

and communications Diane Livingston said. “That’s one in 10 of our friends and family every year. “It’s hard to imagine where we’d be without them.” Wellington Free Ambulance is the only emergency ambulance service in Greater Wellington and Wairarapa, and is the only service in the country that provides its care for free. As it is a charity that is only part-funded by Government, it has to find $4 million every year

through community fundraising. “It’s a privilege to do this work, but we couldn’t do it without the generosity of the people who support us,” Diane said. “It was a delight to see the children all dressed up in their onesies to help raise money for Wellington Free Ambulance this Onesie Day. “It was a sea of colour, and the students from St Frances de Sales Catholic Primary School raised a very impressive $460. “We are extremely grateful of their kind support.”

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Welcome to the original Wellington Seamarket store on the iconic Cuba Street. If you want fresh fish or tasty fish & chips, look no further; you’ll find it all here. With daily fresh fish ready to be cooked how you like it – crumbed, battered or a healthy option of grilled fish, we know we won’t disappoint. While here grab a raw fish, seafood salad or garden salad to take home or eat here, we have seating available inside and out. Come in and try our very popular in store made Seafood Chowder (currently available only in Cuba street)

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Colour and frivolity as Ethiopians celebrate their new year By Jamie Adams

It may still be more than threeand-a-half months away for us, but for the Ethiopian Community in Wellington New Year’s Day is very much a spring celebration. The community held a public party at Newtown’s Polish Hall on Sunday to recognise Enkukutash, the first day of the new year on the Ethiopian calendar, a derivation of the Julian calendar. The date marks the approximate end of the rainy season and the beginning of the new harvest. “We always hold the new year on September 10 or 11, according to the Gregorian calendar” committee chariman Nigussie Fenja said. “Every month is 30 days which means there is 13 months, with the last of them being five days, or six if it’s a leap year.” Nigussie said Ethiopia was a country of diversity – ther are 85 dialects but the commonly spoken language is Amharic. He estimated there were up to 500 Ethiopians living in Wellington. Most of the originally settled in Auckland after arriving as refugees with family members subsequently joining them. Many years later they moved to the capital, and Newtown in particular, due to the beauty of the city and the ethnic diversity within

Tihitinna Sitotaw, Rachel Mengistie, Tigist Hailu and Elshaday Mamo sing “Abe Bay Ehush (Blossom of the Flower)” during the Ethiopian Community in Welligton’s Enkukatash celebration on Sunday. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

a relatively small area. Mayor Justin Lester, deputy mayor Paul Eagle and Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson attended the celebration, which included a buffet dinner of Ethiopian cuisine. Lester presented an award

to Commonsense Organics co-founders Marion Wood and Jim Kebbell, who were recognised for their dedication to giving employment opportunities to the Ethiopian community, regardless of their English and skill levels.

Bawdy period play promises plenty of laughs Wellington Repertory Theatre brings locals the chance to see Jessica Swale’s award-winning comedy Nell Gwynn, following its New Zealand premiere in Auckland last month and a successful season on the West End last year. The bawdy period production will feature a large all-singing and dancing cast, lavish costumes, and King Charles Spaniels. The title character, which is based on the actual mistress of King Charles II, is being played be Hataitai’s Ange Bickford and another of the main roles, Kynaston, is being played by Melrose’s Allan Burne. “Ange and Allan previously acted together in a production of Howard Brenton’s Anne Boleyn a couple of years ago; so there’s quite a nice synergy in the two of them now being in another period production set a century later,” theatre president Catherine McMechan said. Winner of the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, the play is set in the 17th Century Restoration period when Charles II reopened the theatres that were closed under the Puritans, and allowed women on stage. It charts the rags to riches story of the eponymous heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress, and her hard-won place

Ange Bickford as title character, in a scene with Allan Burne as Kynaston in the Wellington Repertory Theatre play Nell Gwynn. PHOTO: Supplied

in the heart of the King. Director Ewen Coleman said the play told the story, through a modern lens, of a celebrity love affair that captured the attention of the people of the day. “The real Nell Gwynn led a remarkable life, and Jessica Swale’s play tells her story with lots of humour, in keeping with Nell’s own legendary wit. We’ve had a lot of fun rehearsing the show, and

revelling in its bawdy humour, and we hope audiences will enjoy it just as much,” said Ewen. Nell Gwynn runs from September 20 to 30 (production times vary) at the Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee Street.  To book tickets, go to or email, or call 479 3393.

“You have supported our family and community and kept doing that for 10 years,” secretary Degu Geddebo told Marion during the presentation. “She opened the door for these people and trained them with her talent for cooking and then they

worked as a team. “No other orgainsation would do that.” Robertson said it was great a new year should be celebrateed at the start of spring as it represented the “beginning of new growth”.

‘Uber for laundry’ set to revolutionise industry New Zealand’s first dry-cleaning and laundry app, Laundromap, has arrived in Wellington. The app, which launched in Auckland in earlier this year, allows time-poor Kiwis to outsource their dry-cleaning and laundry in a matter of minutes via their smartphone. Customers place an order for clothing to be picked up, washed and delivered at a location and time convenient for them - turning the usually dreaded wash day into a quick and simple task. Laundromap co-founder Torben Landl said the app tapped into a growing demand for outsourcing services via digital solutions, as Kiwis sought to improve work-life balance by minimising time spent on mundane tasks. “New Zealanders are living increasingly busy lives, yet placing more emphasis on achieving quality work-life balance, which means they’ve embraced the growing trend of outsourcing certain tasks and using technology to their benefit. “Laundromap offers customers a smarter and simpler way to do the time-consuming task of laundry, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer our convenient service

to more Kiwis by expanding to Wellington and Christchurch.” Categories range from laundry for standard clothing through to linen and delicate items, as well as specialised dry-cleaning and real-time updates are made through a GPS tracking system. Not unlike Uber, the app provides a push notification direct to the customers’ device when their Laundromap agent arrives at the door, keeping them updated and informed throughout the entire process. Laundromap Wellington’s partnership is with Mansfield Dry Cleaners in Featherston Street. An agent will pick up laundry from the customer’s house and deliver it to Mansfield, later returning the load once the process is done. Customers can also activate a ‘delivery note’ on the app so the agent can collect or drop off orders at a specified location if they aren’t home at the time. Torben said the service was currently restricted to residences between Wadestown and Island Bay and as east as the Mt Victoria-Melrose ridge. However he said the company would look to extend its offering to more suburbs over time.


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Petone has designs on great future through Victoria school When Petone Groom finished school he was faced with a tough choice: should he pursue professional sport like his siblings, or take the leap into university? Petone, who grew up in Lyall Bay, played representative basketball at college and had the option of continuing with a sporting career once he left school. Sharing his story as part of Victoria’s student recruitment campaign, Petone said his parents were supportive of whatever path he chose. “I was keen to do something new for myself and for the family, to see what is possible—so I chose to go to university,” he said. Petone is currently in his third year of a degree in Industrial Design at Victoria University of Wellington, which he said was a natural fit. “I’ve always been interested in

how things are built, and enjoyed drawing so it’s been great to study Industrial Design and hopefully turn that passion into career.” The central city location of the Faculty of Architecture and Design on Vivian Street was one of the things Petone loved. “It’s a buzzing place with lots of cafes and shops and interesting people. We also have a basketball court right outside the Design School, which I enjoy using with my friends when we need some time out from studying.” “The lecturers really push your thinking—they give you a project and there’s no right or wrong answers, so there’s a lot of freedom,” he said. “The industrial design programme pushes the limits of what’s possible, and we get hands-on experience with cutting edge technologies, including 3D printing,” he said.

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Graphic design student Petone Groom. PHOTO: Victoria University of Wellington

“We also get to collaborate with a range of different technology companies that are based in Wellington, which has really helped me see what the possibilities are

for my career, both locally and globally.” In his first year, Petone was mentored through Victoria’s Te Ropu awhina programme, and

is now a mentor himself. “I get to help first-year students with their design work and see them grow in their skills and confidence.”

Overcrowded school gets Labour pledge

Labour Rongotai candidate Paul Eagle and Labour’s shadow education minister Chris Hipkins speaks to pupils at Kahurangi School. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

Tofilau Kirisome and Lamakai Pita cast their votes in an advanced voting booth at Newtown Library on Tuesday. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

Mafutaga Tagata Matutua Pacific Islanders of Presbyterian Church (PIPC) Newtown had a special occasion in addition to their usual exercise session on Tuesday. PIPC members followed their exercise session and midday lunch by strolling to the nearby Newtown Library to take advantage of the advanced voting that had opened at the start of the week. “Our message is ‘Pacific Community make sure you register, its your duty to go and vote’,” co-ordinator Lafulafu Ekenasio said. “We are lucky to live in New

Zealand, some countries wish they could vote, so we are sad to hear people not registering, its privilege to vote and have your say.” Based at Pacific Island Church, Nokise House, the group of 65 to 87-year-olds meets every Tuesday to exercise to island tunes and drum beats and a lot of laughing. “We have been blessed to last 18 years, but it has been challenging at times to find sponsors. God is good - we try our best.”  The cost to join is $5 and includes nutritous soup. For more information or if you would like to help contact Lafulafu on 0210754815.

Kahurangi School is crying out for more classrooms as it breaches its capacity – and the Labour Party says it is not good enough. The party’s Rongotai candidate Paul Eagle and education spokesman Chris Hipkins visited the school on Tuesday where they were given a tour by principal Kyran Smith. Kyran said the school was built for a full capacity of 170 but there were now more than 200 enrolled, with pressure for even more. This has led to pupils being taught in the hallway. “We would like two more and we know we need four. We imagine we will have around 240 by 2021,” Kyran said. “We are a school that has a lot of Maori and Pacifica children and we are asked to prioritise in environments that are not catered

for them.” Eagle said the school was told it would be placed on a list of schools for consideration of further investment into establishing another two classrooms, but nothing has since happened. Hipkins said Kahurangi’s overcrowding was symptomatic of a much wider problem and Labour would speed up the process. “A school that is above capacity is our priority. Building prefabs would be a challenge so customised building would be the way to go.” Ministry of Education deputy secretary Sector Enablement and Support Katrina Casey said the ministry recognised Kahurangi School has faced roll pressure because of student movement in the Miramar area. “In early July the board implemented an enrolment scheme to help manage this pressure.

It takes time for an enrolment scheme to embed and for the effects to be felt on the school roll. We have met with Kahurangi School’s board bhair and principal twice this year to discuss their concerns about roll pressure. We are attending a full board meeting at the end of the month to discuss the school’s next steps in managing their roll.” A spokesperson for Associate Education Minister Tim MacIndoe said the Government’s investment in new classrooms was running at an all-time high, with $5 billion spent on school property across New Zealand since 2008. “Help will always be provided to schools experiencing sustained roll growth – this can include putting in place an enrolment scheme, amending an existing scheme and building extra classrooms.”


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South Coast charity does its bit for flood-hit Nepal A Wellington registered charity supporting education in Nepal is fundraising to help flood-stricken regions replace much-needed education supplies. Nepal recently experienced the heaviest recorded monsoon rains in 15 years. Mountain areas, many still suffering the effects of the earthquakes in 2015, have had landslides and the lowland regions extreme flooding, destroying

home, villages and causing death. UN relief agencies estimate over 460,000 people have been displaced from their homes. Youth Education and Training Initiatives (YETI) Nepal has been supporting education and vocational training of young Nepali for 10 years. Founded in 2007 by Linda Stopforth of Owhiro Bay, YETI raises funds through sponsorship, dona-

tions and fundraising. It has set up a Givealittle page to raise funds for replacing school supplies in areas affected by landslides and flooding. YETI worked in a manner that proves the most effective and efficient for whom it supports, Linda, who chairs the trust, said. “In some cases this is directly with individual students, supporting their higher learning, or in the case

of post-disaster, with grass roots organizations on the ground such as Remote Helping Nepal [RHN].” Set up to respond to lack of resources reaching poor mountain areas after the earthquakes, RHN is based in Pokhara, and ferries necessary supplies up to hard to reach villages in the Annapurna region. “Many of these villages were badly damaged as a result of earthquakes in 2015 and are still waiting

for government assistance to rebuild services like schools,” Linda said. Administration of YETI is a volunteer role therefore all money donated to YETI is used to support work in Nepal and not used on overhead costs.  For more information go to Its Givealittle page is givealittle.

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St Catherine’s College

Librarian Vacancy

Sports Co-ordinator Vacancy

St Catherine’s College has a vacancy for an experienced librarian. Knowledge of Access-It Library Management System (LMS) and Microsoft packages is required. Good communication skills, and the ability to relate well to teenage students, are very important. Support of the special character of the College is essential.

St Catherine’s College has a vacancy for a sports co-ordinator. Knowledge of KAMAR and Microsoft packages is an advantage. Good communication skills, and the ability to relate well to teenage students, are very important. Support of the special character of the College is essential.

This is a fixed term part-time position until the end of 2018, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. The hours of work will be 25 hours per week during term time, with a review of those hours at the end of Term 1, 2018. Salary is within pay rates of the Support Staff in Schools Collective Agreement. For further information and a job description please contact Chris BUILDERS available LBP. Residential &

Perry, PA to Principal on 939-8988 or

Commercial buildings and maintenance work. Quality assured. Phone: Shane 021987752.

Please apply in writing, including the names of two referees, to the Principal, St Catherine’s College, PO Box 14-076, Wellington 6241 or email Chris Perry by 5.00 pm, Friday 22 September 2017.

This is a fixed term part-time position until the end of 2018, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter. The hours of work are 20 hours per week during term time, with a review of those hours at the end of Term 1, 2018. Please note some work is outside normal working hours. Salary is within pay rates of the Support Staff in Schools Collective Agreement. For further information and a job description please contact Chris Perry, PA to Principal on 939-8988 or Please apply in writing, including the names of two referees, to the Principal, St Catherine’s College, PO Box 14-076, Wellington 6241 or email Chris Perry by 5.00 pm, Friday 22 September 2017.

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