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Engines, speed and the coolest little racing karts – it’s a boy’s dream come true for 10-year-old Cooper Cooley from Churton Park. Cooper is a passionate go-kart racer and has proven his talent at the Wellington and Manawatu Kartsport club day two weeks ago. “We had three races, and I came first in all of them,” Cooper explained. He was nominated Driver of the Day after his splendid performance at the club day which ended with another win for Cooper at the Grand Prix race. Continued on page 2.
Cooper can speed up to 85 km/h with his go-kart. PHOTO: Supplied
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Ten-year-old excels in kart-racing with breakneck speed Continued from page 1. The young racer has already a track-record of successes; in June, Cooper was announced Kartsport Wellington Rookie of the year. As a so-called ROK cadet Cooper races alongside six to 11-year-olds. Their karts can drive up to 85km/h on sealed tracks, and as the cadets grow older and advance from junior to senior classes, their kart engines become more powerful. “Everyone in the sport is very safety conscious,” Matt Cooley, Cooper’s father, explained. “There are a lot of health and safety regulations, and Cooper is always in full protective gear when he is driving.” Cooper had joined Kartsport Wellington, who are based in Upper Hutt, one-and-a-half years ago. Next, to speed races where the
contestants have to finish around six laps as soon as they can, Cooper also drives in endurance competition where he drives in laps up to 30 minutes at a time. “We enjoy supporting Cooper and his sport,” Denise Cheriton, Cooper’s grandmother, said. “It’s a very family-orientated community.” The youngest in the family, five-year-old Riley, cannot wait to follow in his brother’s footsteps and become a go-kart racer, too. “The boys all have the fuel in their veins,” mother Kirsty said. Cooper took his impressive Driver of the Day trophy to school last week to share his success with his friends. “It’s so much fun to win,” Cooper said. “And it’s cool to meet a lot of people at the club – I made some good friends.”
Cooper gets to keep his trophy until the next club day race. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
Community funding to help trap rats and co By Julia Czerwonatis
The Ministry of Conservation promises more community fund-
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Community trust close to clocking $2 million mark for grants The Karori Brooklyn Community Charitable Trust (KBCCT) has hit a milestone with last week’s 10th AGM, and is closing in on another. “Working with the Lion Foundation, we have now given $1,948,584 to a wide variety of community projects across our Trust Deed area of Makara, Karori, Wilton, Northland, Kelburn, Aro Valley and Brooklyn. We will soon go past the $2 million mark,” Andy Foster, KBCCT chairman, said. “We always look to get the
best, enduring, outcomes for as many people as possible. We also specially look to support the more vulnerable parts of our communities,” Andy said. Karori Lions Centenary project in Zealandia got $15,000, Waterside Karori AFC received $16,000 for junior coaching and Karori RSA received $16,000 for repairs to access paths and installation of new ramps and accessible doors. $200,000 went to the Karori Community Events Centre for fitting out the building interior.
Andy said that in the last year the most significant grants were made to first time applicant, First Karori Scouts, to re-roof its Campbell Street Den with $28,000. A $20,000-grant went towards purchasing a new ambulance by Wellington Free Ambulance. “This year we are also seeing the completion of projects that KBCCT funded in the previous year, particularly the Terawhiti artificial turf which is nearing completion, Makara Peak’s already iconic new suspension
bridge, and Karori Association’s wall mural on Karori Road,” Andy explained. “All these projects and many smaller ones make a real difference in our communities.” KBCCT trustees are voluntary and chosen for their involvement in the community. “We are always available to proactively meet with potential applicants,” Andy added. For further information please contact Andy Foster on 021 227 8537.
Council proposes expansion for Kiwi Point Quarry
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View from State Highway 1 on expansion site (before remediation) if plans for maximum development of the quarry go ahead. IMAGE: Supplied By Julia Czerwonatis
The hillside of Ngauranga Gorge could soon become an industrial site if the Wellington City Council process with its plans to expand Kiwi Point Quarry. Wellington city councillors agreed last week to consult the public on their development plans. Councillor Andy Foster, urban development portfolio leader, said the quarry was an important strategic resource for economic growth of the city. “The quarry is an important piece of infrastructure for Wel-
lington and a necessary evil to build roads and houses,” Foster said. “Kiwi Point is close to the end of its life, and if we don’t expand the site, we have to identify a new spot further away which will mean significantly more cost and more trucks on the road with more carbon emission and more road maintenance.” There has been a quarry in the Kiwi Point area since the 1880s. The quarry is council-owned and operated by Holcim Limited. Aggregate demand in the Wellington region is predicted to increase due to general building and rebuilding, roading and
infrastructure projects and significant population growth. Without expansion, resources from the Horokiwi and Belmont quarries will be depleted faster leaving the whole region facing significant economic and environmental implications. Councillor Peter Gilberd, natural environment portfolio leader, pointed out an expansion would go at a loss for wildlife habitat. “It would be a win-lose decision for Wellington with compelling impact on our environment,” Gilberd stated. If council decided to go ahead with the plans, the hillside shouldn’t “just be ground down”,
Gilberd said, but a sophisticated remediation and emendation needed to be set in place. The consultation will start on September 30 to get feedback on the options being considered for a District Plan change, and how the visual and environmental effects can be mitigated during and after quarrying. Council will organise dropin information sessions and a submissions process with more details closer to the date. The four options distinguish between a medium or maximum development, restricted development areas or no quarry expansion at all.
The Great Kereru Count (GKC) is asking New Zealanders to keep their eyes on the skies to help build up a comprehensive picture of where wood pigeons are. The 2017 Count will run from Saturday, September 22 to Sunday, October 1. GKC partnered up with WWF New Zealand, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington City Council, and NatureWatch NZ. There are three options to make kereru observations – via greatkererucount. nz, naturewatch.org.nz or with the iNaturalist App available on iTunes and Google Play. An online map shows all sightings and a ticker with the number of birds reported.
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Equipped with gloves and large rubbish bags pupils of St Teresa’s School in Karori took off to get their neighbourhood clean last Wednesday. The enviroschool followed the call of the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week and collected rubbish and recycling material in their school grounds and the nearby street. “It’s good to make our school tidy because when there is too much rubbish, it can go down the storm water drain and pollute the environment,” Jessica from year 3 said. “Rubbish can also potentially hurt animals,” Olivia from year 5 and Carter from year 6 added. “It’s good for our nature to keep it clean,” James from year 6 concluded. St Teresa’s School principal MaryAngela Tombs said the school believed in social action as a method for learning new skills. “Through events like this one,
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children learn to take responsibility and look after their school,” Mary-Angela said. “This is also about being neighbourly.” Each of the school’s houses – Campbell, Monaghan, McCarrick, and Aubert – put together a cleaning team, and the older 12 to 13-year-old pupils buddied up with the
younger ones to assist them. “It’s a collaborative effort and in the spirit of our school principles; be respectful, caring, be safe and be at your best,” Mary-Angela explained. Last year, more than 40,000 volunteers took part in the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Clean Up Week nationwide, with clean ups happening at
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Karori is in a mood of change – with council engagement workshops, local action towards saving the Karori Campus and ever-growing cultural, social and business groups and networks Karori’s locals have made a clear statement: We love our community, and we want it to shine. The Karori Association (KA) is one of the driving forces to push for change and development of Wellington city’s largest suburb with about 15,800 residents in 5000 dwellings. “We formed after a public meeting three years ago. We liaise with and lobby the city
council to develop Karori,” Lesleigh Salinger, one of KA’s initiators, said. KA had applied for funding allocated towards community engagement projects with the council to work on a sophisticated plan towards Karori’s future. With success, council and residents are now organising workshops to develop a concept together. “We want to include new development plans for Karori in the next year’s Long-Term Plan,” Lesleigh explained. KA are split in several working groups which focus on different projects within the suburb and Lesleigh is part of the town centre focus team.
She has a vision to designing an integrative town centre with mixed commercial and residential buildings, thriving local businesses and a shelter from cold northerlies that invites locals to meet and socialise in the heart of Karori. “Karori also has potential as an outdoor destination with all its green spaces.” As part of their engagement with the Karori Campus, KA’s Derek Neale has conducted a survey earlier this year to find out what residents want to happen with the Old Teachers’ College “The survey shows a clear mandate for either some form of educational or community use
on the site,” his analyses states. Commercial including a shopping area, retirement village or parking area or residential developments were the least preferred options. The majority of participants would like to get a new secondary school. “At the moment, Karori’s is a wind-swept, barren and dormant. We want to move forwards and become civilised and alive,” Lesleigh said. She explained, everyone was welcome to join KA, the membership is free. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit thekaroriproject.co.nz to find out more about the Karori engagement project.
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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.
3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues?
markets to minimising compliance costs. As a former business leader I understand how hard employers work to be able to hire a new staff member, launch a new product or try a new approach. That effort must be supported and encouraged. 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggled to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues?
Nicola Willis National Candidate for Wellington Central List number: 48
1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?
As a mum I’ve seen fi rst-hand how fantastic Wellington schools, principals and teachers are. As your MP I will back them to keep delivering for our kids. The parents I speak to want their children being taught in modern learning environments that support them and their teachers to do their best. That’s why the National-led Government is investing more than $100 million in new classrooms and redeveloped buildings for schools across Wellington, including developments at Brooklyn, Thorndon and Kelburn Normal schools. This is part of the Government’s record investment in school infrastructure. As your MP I would ensure our local schools get their fair share of this ongoing investment. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?
As your MP I will champion and celebrate Wellington’s businesses – from world-beating Xero and Weta Digital to our exciting new start-ups and our much-loved community shops. I will ensure these businesses aren’t burdened with any new taxes and I will advocate for their needs – from employing skilled workers and accessing export
Wellington is overdue for significant investment in our transport system to better support walking, cycling, public transport and car travel. I will advocate for a future-proofing of our transport infrastructure to support our growth, ease congestion and make this an even more liveable city. This includes widening of the Mt Vic and Terrace tunnels and investment to separate wherever possible the state highway from cross-town traffic. I’ve found the regional council’s decisions to phase out trolley buses and resist fairer fares for tertiary students puzzling and would speak up for the public transport needs of Wellingtonians. 4. Apart from securing a strong economy, how would you strengthen Wellington’s resilience?
The regional and city council and the Government have a good record of working together on earthquake resilience and I will continue to support those efforts. In particular we need to focus on securing back-up water supplies; ensuring resilient electricity infrastructure; repairing our port; proofing our transport networks and engaging local communities in preparedness work. I support new requirements to make Wellington’s buildings more earthquake-proof, Government funding support for making facades and parapets safer and investigation of a scheme to support apartment owners who can’t afford their share of building strengthening work. It’s really important the Government keeps paying down debt so that if a big disaster does strike we can be confident New Zealand can fund recovery and rebuild efforts.
James Shaw Green Party Candidate for Wellington Central List number: 1
1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?
Kids are being jam packed into our schools because the National Government failed to plan. Numerous schools are having to use every available space to teach so libraries, the gym, the school hall, and even hallways are being used. The Green Party will increase funding to education to ensure that funding keeps up with population growth. Every kid at school should be in a classroom. School libraries shouldn’t be luxury items. We need kids to catch the bug of reading from an early age to develop a love for information and knowledge. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?
Wellington is the capital for social enterprise, start-ups small businesses and big business. We want to ensure a supportive environment for businesses to grow and thrive. We know that business is already taking the lead on helping solve climate change and they could help solve other problems we face. Our proposals like the Green Infrastructure Fund could support projects - in partnership with local business to kickstart the green economy and create local jobs.
We’ve got an ambitious plan to invest in the clean, smart transport. The Green plan for Wellington transport is light rail rolled out across the city. This would save seven minutes from the Railway station to Newtown and transform Wellington by making the city quieter and more people-friendly and allowing thousands of people to travel quickly to work, back home again, and beyond. We’ll also invest in active transport with a $135 million commitment for cycling in Wellington, over 10 years, which will help deliver key cycleway projects such as the Wellington to Hutt Valley cycleway, a number of cycleways around the CBD and safer walkways and cycleways to school so kids can get active again. Last, but not least, we will make public transport more affordable through our Green Card policy - free buses and trains for all under 19s, students, apprentices and disabled people – all for less than the cost of $1km of National’s most expensive motorway. 4. Wellington City Council has recently introduced a voluntary rental WOF. Is that enough to incentivise landlords/investors to make sure their rental properties are insulated, dry and equipped with proper heating systems? If not, what do propose to improve the current situation?
The Green Party believes that renting should be as good as owning a home. To realise this vision, we have put forward a comprehensive policy on renting to make every house a home. We will introduce a mandatory rental warrant of fitness, require landlords put in a maintenance bond for their flats and restore Warm Up NZ subsidies to ensure that every house is warm, dry and healthy. But a good home is more than just the physical condition of a flat – we will strengthen security of tenure by changing standard tenancies to three years, abolishing nocause evictions and banning letting fees. And last – but not least – we will redress the power imbalance between landlords and tenants through reforming the tenancy tribunal, funding FlatMates – a national tenancy advocacy center and reforming the tenancy tribunal away from an adversarial approach to a solutions focussed one.
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Wednesday September 20, 2017 to meet that demand, including special education funding. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?
Greg O’Connor Labour Candidate for Ohariu List number: 41
1. Recent reports from the Ministry of Education show that Wellington schools struggle with overcrowded classrooms. How could schools be relieved?
Central Government should be ensuring there are enough classrooms and teachers in every school, and this is not the case currently. We need to make sure there is a realistic formula that predicts the likely roll size of schools and that classrooms are built in advance to prevent overcrowding. There are schools in Johnsonville, Khandallah, and across the electorate forced to turn their libraries into classrooms because they don’t have enough room. Ohariu is one of the fastest growing areas in Wellington and we need to make sure we are adequately funded
Every door I knock on I’m looking for the next big issue. While health, housing, and education are big issues, locally the issue that concerns people the most is the lack of progress with the Johnsonville Shopping Centre. We have been waiting a decade for the redevelopment to happen and we need to make sure the owners, Auckland-based Stride, hear our voice - that we want to see action on the mall. Also, I know that the factory owners I meet want to take on young apprentices and train them up, but we also need to make sure there are fair incentives for employers to train and employ our young people who come out of school work-ready and life-ready. The extension of the Kickstart Apprenticeships Scheme will incentivise employers to take apprentices on. 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues?
The slips this winter have highlighted our dependence on arterial routes like the Ngaio and Ngauranga Gorges. We may need to look into solu-
would require negotiation with the university). 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses?
Tane Woodley Green Party Candidate for Ohariu List number: 27
My children are at Westpark School in Johnsonville, which had two new classrooms opened this year. Yet the library is already being used, again, as a classroom. Schools and education are chronically underfunded; money isn’t always the answer but in this case it is a good start. The Greens will seek to increase education funding, including for expanding and maintaining school property. Another avenue is to open some new schools, where land can be made available, to relieve pressure on existing schools. Ohariu Valley is one example, while the old Victoria University campus in Karori is another possible site (this
By raising benefits and the minimum wage, there will be many more people in the electorate who are no longer living below the poverty line. They will finally be able to buy enough food for their families, pay for prescriptions and fully take part in society. This includes being able to afford the small, everyday treats that many of us take for granted. Ending poverty will give us many more consumers, the essential element in a consumer economy, and will be a big boost to local businesses. In addition, the Greens will increase government investment in Kiwibank to allow it to lend to business at a more competitive rate, and help businesses convert to electric vehicles. 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues? I think we need to look at denser housing built around transport nodes like rail lines and major roads. People living closer to schools, shops and public transport will reduce the need to drive. Simply sprawling into greenfield areas increases the need to spend scarce infrastructure funding on a wider area. We need more trains and
tions seen in Europe where roads are covered in Arthurs Pass-like rock shelters. The immediate public transport issue we’re facing is the change in bus contract, kicking in on 1 July, which as well as changing routes, may result in up to a 15% pay cut for drivers. This has the potential to cause some disruption. It is important that we work to make sure drivers are fairly remunerated and the transport is efficient and effective. Central Government must incentivise local bodies to encourage greater use of public transport for commuting convenience and environmental reasons. 4. You haven’t quite left behind the old ‘a fresh approach’ slogan. What is actually fresh about your ideas and ambitions for Ohariu?
I bring a wealth of experience from a life outside of politics, through working with the Police, running a $40 million business and involvement in the intellectual disability sector through my son. After leaving a successful 21year career at the Police Association, every new experience and everyone I meet is an opportunity to gain a fresh understanding of an electorate I have lived and worked in many times. As well, people are enjoying dealing with someone who is looking at issues with a fresh set of eyes and approach. I’m ready to do this.
buses, and a light-rail link through Wellington City to help ease congestion. The Greens will increase funding for public transport, which will assist regional and local councils to provide better and more comprehensive transport. We will also assist with expanding cycleways and active walking (especially to schools). 4. Wellington has lately shown motivation to reduce waste with the Boomerang Bag community growing steadily and people signing plastic-levy petitions; and council is creating more awareness around our landfills and even considers introducing compost bins. What do you propose to reduce waste in Wellington and how would the Greens support Wellington waster-minimisation initiatives? The Greens are committed to zero waste going to landfill by 2050. A waste levy will be used to encourage a reduction in packaging, and the funds from that levy used to clean up pollution and encourage employment in recycling. We also want to single-use plastic ‘supermarket’ bags by 2020. We will restore plastic and glass bottle recycling, where a 10-centcharge is added to the sale of these containers, and repaid when they are returned. Extra revenue from this would be put back into community environmental projects. Far too much is going to landfill right now, which is an expensive waste of resources. The Greens will end this.
General election 2017 – where, who and when Ohariu candidates Lisa Close – NZ First Jessica Hammond Doube – TOP Brett Hudson – National Andie Moore – ACT Bale Nadakuitavuki – United Future Greg O’Connor – Labour Tane Woodley – Green
Wellington Central candidates Andy Foster – NZ First Gayaal Iddamalgoda – independent Grant Robertson – Labour James Shaw – Green Geoff Simmons – TOP Michael Warren – ACT Bob Wessex – Not a Party Nicola Willis – National
Visit independentherald.co.nz to view our Q&A series with the candidates starting with the August 2 issue. On election day, Saturday September 23, all voting places will be open from 9am until 7pm. The busiest time of day is usually 9am-11am. To vote in the general election, you need to be enrolled by Friday, September 22. Your vote will be valid whether you vote for both a candidate
and a party, or if you vote for only one or the other. Your vote is invalid if you tick more than one candidate or party. If you need help to read or mark your voting paper, a friend, family member or an electoral official can help. Once you’ve made your choice, fold your voting paper and put it into the ballot box. To enrole or for further information visit elections.org.nz or call 0800 36 76 56
Election day voting places Aro Valley - Aro Valley Community Centre Johnsonville - Broderick Road Chapel • Johnsonville Shopping Centre • Onlsow College Karori - Karori Baptist Church • Karori Normal School • Karori Playcentre • Karori West Normal School • St Teresa’s Parish Hall • Sunshine Kindergarten Kelburn - Kelburn Normal School • Victoria University Hub, Level 1 Ngaio - Ngaio Town Hall Northland - Northland School • St Anne’s Church Hall Thorndon - St Mary’s College, Thorndon School • Wellington Bridge Club Wadestown - St Luke’s Centre • Wadestown Presbyterian Church Wilton - Cardinal McKeefry School • Otari School
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. We asked year 13 students at Newlands College why they think it’s important to vote.
Ben Murdoch, 17 “Politicians tend to make their policies to favour the older voters, and they seem to forget about the younger generation. However, their policies will affect us eventually so it’s important for us to have our say.”
Daphne Martinez, 17 “If we, as the younger generation, want to be represented, we need to find out what is beneficial for our future and give feedback to politicians through our votes.”
Georgia Lester, 18 “I’m voting because it’s important to make your voice heard. We’re known as the generation that speaks out however, we also need to take action if we stand for what we say.”
Audrey Martinez, 17 “It’s important to care and to vote – it takes into account our community and what it has done for us. It’s also good to get inspired by party leaders and think about how we can apply idea on a smaller scale in our community.”
Rachael Wilson, 18 “Without voting our future is not going to be as we want to be. Parties try and represent different morals and, what they think, New Zealanders want, but we have to make our voices heard so they can make better decisions.”
Michael Chang, 17 “Yes, it’s important to vote, because whoever we vote for, it’ll have an impact on our future.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville an opportunistic burglary took place in the early afternoon at commercial premises in Johnsonville Road. An intruder came in through the public entrance while a staff member was in the rear office area. A package containing a high value product, recently delivered, was taken from behind the public counter. A house in Bould Street was broken into when the offender jemmied the front door to gain access. The burglar exited through the kitchen at the rear of the house, probably on the arrival of the home owner.
A black Suzuki Swift hatchback parked during the day at the Johnsonville railway carpark had its front and rear registration plates stolen. In Newlands a white Nissan van parked overnight in the driveway of a house in Salford Street had its roof rack stolen. In Khandallah a bike and bag were forcibly removed from a rack mounted at the rear of a white Mitsubishi Delica stationwagon parked during the mid morning in Onslow Road. In Ngaio the locked shed at the rear of a
kindergarten in Ottawa Road was entered during the night and a trampoline and a child’s bicycle were stolen. An unlocked person door of a garage in Carroll Street provided access during the night and a toolbox, a welder, a plasma cutter, a compressor and a grinder were stolen. A red Subaru Impreza stationwagon parked locked overnight on the road in Rothsay Road was stolen. In Churton Park a house under construction in Amesbury Drive was entered via a rear aluminium window which had been removed and left leaning against the side of the house. Nothing is known to have been stolen. In Prestwich Rise a house under construction was entered through an attached garage where a glass panel had been removed. It is not yet known if anything was stolen. In Gatley Grove a house under construction had an aluminium window removed to give access to the house. The window was left leaning against
the house. Nothing appears to have been stolen. Another house under construction, in Rochdale Drive, which still had the scaffolding around the outside, was found to have a damaged upstairs window where an attempt had been made to gain entry. Nothing was stolen. In Grenada Village a house under construction in Portmore Place had a window removed from the rear of the house. Another house under construction in Portmore was entered. It had been left locked and with an alarm set. The breaking of a window activated the alarm. A gas hob was stolen. In Broadmeadows a house in John Sims Drive was broken into when intruders smashed a glass pane in the door and reached through to unlock the door. A variety of electronic items were stolen. In Crofton Downs a red Nissan Pulsar saloon parked securely during the day at the Crofton Downs railway station was stolen.
Assault sentencing Siimoa Olamoe has been sentenced to six years imprisonment in the Wellington District Court last week after a serious assault in Newlands last year. In January 2016, Olamoe forced entry into an address in Newlands with another male and threatened the two occupants with an imitation firearm, demanding money from them. He then stabbed one of the occupants
several times, causing life threatening injuries. The victim survived, but was left with a life-long injury to his arm. After an extensive investigation, police executed a search warrant at an address in Strathmore, Wellington, supported by AOS staff, and arrested Olamoe. He pled guilty to robbery and grievous bodily harm.
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Get ready for spring and visit your local mall After a long, windy and wet winter, everyone is craving a fresh start into a new season full of sun, good food, and some treats for home and the wardrobe. Yes, it's time to pack up those heavy boots, nubby mittens, and gargantuan scarves, and poise yourself for nothing short of a spring revival. The Johnsonville Shopping Centre is located right in the heart of the suburb and with about 50 shops under one roof and further 30 businesses on the wider property, it offers everything a shopper could dream of. Hairdressers, fashion specialist, optometrists, bookshops, food stores – everyone, from small local businesses to widespread Kiwi companies, will open their doors daily and provide all their customers with excellent service. Getting to Johnsonville Shopping Centre couldn't be easier – the mall is just north
of Wellington off State Highway 1, 10 minutes from the CBD, and with over 500 free carparks travelling on four wheels is nice and easy. Bus and train stop conveniently on the mall’s doorstep. The Kidsville play area right in the Centre Court will be busy bustling with the upcoming school holiday programme. The Shopping Centre also has a dedicated Parent's Room and Changing Facility, located adjacent to the Foodcourt where a wide range of delicious treats can re-fill empty shoppers’ tummies. Stuck for gift ideas? Want to reward someone for a job well done? A Johnsonville Shopping Centre Gift Voucher is the ideal gift for friends, family or colleagues. The gift vouchers are available in $10, $25 or $50 denominations and redeemable at most stores. Simply pop into the Centre Management Office, above Toyworld, to purchase.
With Johnsonville Community Centre Coordinator Jan Pike
What happens in the Johnsonville Community Centre and what do you do as the coordinator? I’m managing the entire centre with all the activities that happen in here. We organise our own programmes, but we also hire it out for social, educational and other community activities and groups. We employ three staff here, and we are run by the Volunteer Management Committee. We have a child care centre and the Citizen Advice Bureau, a free GP service, a toy library, and we used to have Peter Dunne’s office in here, too. So, I’m doing a lot of networking with groups
In 1974 the Wellington City Council handed the old Johnsonville Town Board building to their community services section as a centre for the residents of the northern suburbs. Various craft groups, clubs, child care and classes quickly latched on to the joyful hub of community activity that was forming – this was the hour of birth for the Johnsonville Community Centre. Jan Pike has been involved with the centre for 30 years, and today she is the coordinator for the centre. Independent Herald reporter Julia Czerwonatis talked with Jan about her work and what she loves about the community.
We have about 3500 people coming in here each week. There are 92 regular users and groups. We’re open seven days a week, from seven in the morning until one the following morning. While we cater rooms for about 10 people, we also have the capacity for groups of 220 people. So yes, it’s always exciting.
The centre was growing and it became evident that we needed more space. So the community raised half the funds for our new building, and the Wellington City Council paid to rest towards it. The new exciting thing will be the new Community Hub with the community centre, the pools and the library combined. I’m on the committee for new library This community is very varied and especially in the last five to 10 years I’ve seen more people from different ethnic groups coming here to celebrate marriages, family functions, birthdays and so on. That’s been a bit of a learning curve for me.
In the last 30 years, what were the big changes you have observed?
What do you appreciate about the centre and the community around it?
and also look at community development projects and engage with people on that. It’s a lovely place, and I have a great job here that is very people orientated.
You must be busy then?
In 1995 we moved into a new building.
Johnsonville is a good cross-section of people
from all walks of life. My children grew up here, and we have lived here for a long time. The community centre is really central which is fantastic. We have people coming from the Hutt, Kapiti Coast and central Wellington. We are the oldest and biggest community centre – there are about 17 in Wellington. I think this centre gives people a place to come to and socialise, and people feel comfortable and safe here. It’s a great environment to work in. We’ve got a good spirit here, and people are supportive to one another. It can be very busy, but that makes life more interesting.
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Just Cuts Hair Salon – Consistent and Economical Established for 16 years, the Just Cuts hair salon at Johnsonville Mall has fully qualified stylists who have an average of 10 years’ experience providing great value trims and advice. Manager Aroha Ingram says the salon has a straight forward customer
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One of Just Cuts’ core philosophies is that they integrate strongly with the local communities they operate in. So projects involving schools, sports and scouts are a few examples of how Just Cuts provides valuable sponsorship opportunities.
Life Pharmacy Johnsonville Your friendly and professional team at Life Pharmacy offer a new convenient vitamin B12 injection service – just come to see us, fill in your script and have it administered in no time (charges apply). Prevention is often half the battle so make
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Hi Everyone, It’s been 27 years since Gloria’s moved into the Johnsonville Shopping Centre and we are all still excited about what we do. With the seasons changing, fashion does too and it’s never a boring time unpacking all the new goodies. We also have a few new labels at Gloria’s, the fabulous Madley Sweetly are a breath of fresh air with lovely floral prints in soft pastels and spots, and Fray the Label, with great styles to suit anyone. If you are looking for that special outfit or just that something for day to day pop in for personal help and check out our top labels; David Pond, Verge and Vassalli.
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The Botanic Gardens saw 250 people gather for the inaugural Wellington Hope Walk two weeks ago, on September 9. The Hope Walk was started in Auckland by pastor Joseph Fa’afiu in 2015 as a way of “breaking the stigma, shame and silence around suicide”. It was his personal experience of losing a close friend to suicide in 2010 that led him to vow to make a change. Hope Walk is a movement to bring greater awareness around the issue of suicide and promote suicide prevention. For several years, Shaun McNeil and his wife Shona tried unsuccessfully to bring the event to Wellington, but are glad that their efforts have finally paid off and they are hoping this will become an annual event. He said the walkers came for many different reasons, some to remember a loved one, some to gain peace, and to show unity. Visit facebook.com/HopeWalkNZ or search #HopeWalk #StrongerTogether #Link4Life.
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Doctors are working hard to detect Alzheimer’s disease sooner and sooner. Researchers have now developed an artiﬁcial intelligence (AI) that is able to detect the neurodegenerative disease – which leads to loss of memory and cognitive functions – almost 10 years earlier than doctors can by looking at symptoms alone. Using MRI scans, the AI can detect early signs with 84 percent accuracy by identifying changes in how regions of the brain are connected. With further development, though, the AI could become more accurate until it’s reliable enough to be used as a noninvasive early detection system.
Wednesday September 20, 2017
Local schools are all abuzz Amesbury School’s Gardening and Environmental Group were the excited recipients of a leafcutter bee house and a bumble bee nesting box, donated by Churton Park New World. The group had spent some time discussing the location of the bee house, making sure it would be somewhere out of the way, where there was plenty of space for planting bee-friendly plants. The environmental group has up to 40 planet-conscious students aged between five and 11, helping with a variety of initiatives on the school grounds Olivia Bourne, 9, is a member of the group and explained that “leafcutter bees use leaves in their hives. They are very important for spreading pollen to plants and flowers.” Teacher Gemma Williamson co-ordinates the group, and she said: “It is fantastic to see the children learn the importance of bees to our ecosystem, in a hands-on way. We are grateful to Butch and
Jan Phelan at Churton Park New World for generously sponsoring this learning opportunity for our students.” Pupils at Marsden Primary will become beekeepers, too, after Karori New World owner Andrew Summerville visited them and donated two beehives to the school. Marsden Collegiate students Brooke Feltham and Aliya Cross, who are currently working on a bee project, and students Olivia Hartshorne and Teesha Bhasin from the environment committee will be assisting the girls from the primary school with their new hives. “We’re excited to have bees in the school. They can pollinate 250,000 kinds of flowers,” Aliya explained. The pupils hope that the bumble and the leafcutter bees can help to pollinate the school’s garden. St Teresa’s School and Karori West Normal School also were given two beehives each from Karori New World.
TOP: Pupils at Marsden Primary are excited about their two new beehives donated by Andrew Summerville from Karori New World. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis BOTTOM: Amesbury’s Joshua van Driel, Butch Phelan, Jade Mercer, Mia Bourne, Rosie Cornish, Olivia Bourne, Jan Phelan, Ben Bryan, and Neala Hunter prepare to erect Amesbury School’s new bee house. PHOTO: Supplied
Survey reveals support for giving political voice to teens A Victoria University researcher is part of a trans-Tasman survey that has found significant support for giving teenagers aged 15 to 18 opportunities to be included in politics. The survey asked participants to rate how strongly they agreed or disagreed with providing opportunities for children and youth to influence government decisions. Opportunities for political inclusion could include being involved in public consultations and inquiries, city councils’ children’s and youth policies, youth
parliamentary representatives and having the right to vote. “Western models for citizenship participation that we see in New Zealand and Australia have been designed by, and for, adults,” Jenny Ritchie, Victoria’s associate professor from the School of Education and Louise Phillips from The University of Queensland (UQ), explained. “The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens. “But research consistently demonstrates that when children
and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities. “This includes through activities such as looking after local environments, organising public meetings, writing letters and organising petitions,” they said. The survey divided youth and children into four age categories. Providing political inclusion to the oldest age group, 15 to 18 years, received significant support. In New Zealand, 64 percent
of respondents supported opportunities for this age group to influence government decisions. Support rose to 72 percent amongst Australian respondents. In their original article, the researchers reported that today’s young people are largely excluded from consultation processes and unable to contribute to government decision-making. Jenny said the responses to the survey question demonstrated “considerable public support for giving teenagers greater political voice, and one effective way to do this is to lower the voting
age. I think it’s time our political representatives and the community started discussing this as a possibility.” She also pointed to New Zealand and Australia’s obligations as signatories to the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child and Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “These surveys highlight the need for wider conversations to educate our communities about the rights of children, even young children, to be included in decision-making that affects their lives and wellbeing.”
Wednesday September 20, 2017
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Join performers and live band in over 18 numbers from sing-alongs to showstoppers; from Cinderella and Mary Poppins to Frozen and Moana. Through medleys of songs crossing the Disney backlog, Mousing Around will tell three stories around the themes of respect, friendship,
Coppelia is one of the world's favourite story book ballets. The music, by Delibes, is one of classical ballet's most well recognised scores and it is a very exciting project for the Scholar dancers at the Tarrant Dance Studios. Performance is a key part of the advanced study of any art form and opportunities to dance in a real theatre are rare. The Opera House is a special home for the arts in Wellington and access for community shows is getting harder as costs and accessibility get more prohibitive. Deirdre Tarrant, director of Coppelia, remembers dancing there when she was young and for thousands of Wellingtonians the onstage and backstage experiences at the Opera House have been formative in their own careers. The cast is talented young students working at an advanced level of their ballet training. Local dancers taking lead roles on October 15 include Callum MacRea (Newtown) as Dr Coppelius with Amit Noy (Mt Victoria) as Franz and Charlotte Kaler (Ngaio) as Swanhilda. The story begins when Franz pays more attention to a doll reading in the window of Dr Coppelius's mysterious toy shop than to his own girlfriend Swanhilda. Swanhilda and her friends get into the toy shop and chaos ensuesâ€Ś all
and dreams, with each song building onto these themes. Mousing Around, an interactive Disney concert by Kapitall Kidsâ€™ Theatre, runs from Oct 3-14 at the Gryphon Theatre. Tickets $10pp, groups of 10+ $9 each. Visit kapitallkidstheatre.co.nz.
Erica Painter and Emily Kaler Dance the Dawn variation in Coppelia Act 3 ends happily however and the village celebrates. Emily Kaler (Ngaio), Erica Painter( Khandallah) and Georgia Stephen( Khandallah)are among the leads and dance the variations of Dawn and The Bell Muse in Act 3. Beautifully costumed by Jane Ferguson and Sheila Horton this will be colourful, vibrant and a real end of holiday ballet treat for all ages.
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Wednesday September 20, 2017
School Holidays Kidz Stuff Theatre for Children presents: Defrosted
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Lea is super excited because she has managed to bring her idol, the Snow Queen, to Wellington for the winter festival. However disaster strikes when the Snow Queen loses her powers and a local reporter catches the moment on camera. Lea needs to protect her idol and embarks on a mighty adventure. Full of
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Songs of the Sea Waiata o te Moana Look closely at where the sky meets the sea and you will see something magical! In a fusion of song, dance, puppets, masks, te reo Maori and English, Songs of the Sea Waiata o te Moana unfolds the mysteries and myths of where the first fish came from. From the Sun and Moon (Ra and Marama), the Milky Way (Ite Ika o te Rangi), to the Great Shaper of the Universe come a myriad of marine creatures. The audience floats in a starry sky and dives into a great underwater world as music and stage wizardry transform
their day. Beautiful, playful and a joy to watch this play will strike chords of wonder in younger audiences. Suits ages 2-7. Written by Peter Wilson, Directed by Jacqueline Coats, Music composed by Stephen Gallagher When: 10am, Friday 6 & Saturday 7 October, Tuesday 10 – Saturday 14 October. 9.30am and 11.00am, Tuesday 17 – Friday 27 October. Where: Hannah Playhouse, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington. Price: $10 per ticket. Book at capitale.org. nz/portfolio-posts/october-school-holidays-2/ or call 04 913 3740
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