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Club turns 100
By Jamie Adams
When Island Bay Bowling Club president Carl Muollo said it was truly good to be able to attend the club’s centenary dinner on Saturday, he meant it in more ways than one. Carl had a heart attack earlier this year, his survival of which required having eight stents put into three of his arteries. While the “now bionic” 76-year-old was able to celebrate his lease on life as well as the centenary, others were not so lucky. A moment of silence was held to acknowledge three members who had passed away since last season – Ian Jarvis, Norm Taggart and Jack Stronburgen. Continued on page 2. Island Bay Bowls club centenary committee chairman Owen O’Sullivan rolls the kitty to mark Island Bay Bowling Club’s 100th anniversary. PHOTO: Jamie Adams
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Centenary club keeps bowling along quite nicely Continued from page 1. Earlier, members of Island Bay and other bowling clubs gathered on the greens to witness the club’s oldest member Owen O’Sullivan roll a ceremonial kitty to mark the 100th year. At the following presentation, vice-president of Bowls Wellington Dayle Jackson said the club had undergone a remarkable transformation since 1917. “Over the years you have purchased four sections to have this area. There have been three changes of clubrooms,” she said. Dayle also noted the founding secretary Bert Clarke had stayed on for 45 years. She hoped this special season of bowls would be one of warm, calm, dry conditions unlike those of last “summer”. Wellington southern ward councillor Paul Eagle had to apologise for lateness as well as being “underdressed” compared to all the members who turned up in their whites
Club president Carl Muollo applauds as Erin Rush of major sponsor Harcourts cuts the cake in front of colleague Nigel Solomon. PHOTO: Jamie Adams
specifically for the occasion. A testament to Island Bay’s longevity was its ability to adapt when other clubs had folded, he said. Erin believed the “grassroots” club continued to thrive due to its use as a community hub. “I hope you can build up your membership so you can last another 100 years. I have
been to the closing functions of others such as Berhampore,” he said. During his speech Carl acknowledged the club’s greatest players Domenico Massa and Marlene Kay. He also thanked major sponsors Harcourts and New World for their support over the years, and Owen for his “wonderful job” leading the committee that
organised the centenary. Island Bay Bowling Club is the second Wellington institution in as many weeks to host a centenary event, with St Mark’s Church School holding celebrations over September 9-12. The IBBC is keen to take on new members of any age. Go to www.ibbc.co.nz to find out more.
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Mary Potter Hospice is pleased it has been given the go ahead to build an apartment complex in Mein Street. “For decades Mary Potter Hospice has been serving the people of Wellington. We have always provided a free service, and we have been supported most generously by the Wellington community,” Sister Margaret Lancaster said. “But we are seeing a big increase in the number of patients as the population ages and we
need to increase and broaden our income streams to help secure our future.” The apartments have been made possible by a multimillion donation from long time hospice volunteer Mike O’Sullivan. “Mike’s generosity means that we can construct the apartments, and the rental income will help extend our care in the community,” Margaret said. “He has been a loyal volunteer with the hospice for nine years
and we are very grateful to him.” Mike O’Sullivan said he was pleased to be able to provide seed funding of several million dollars for the apartments because he could see the huge contribution that the Hospice makes, with a third of the people of Wellington who die receiving a service from Mary Potter Hospice. “As a Wellingtonian I understand the contribution that the Hospice makes to the region,”
he said. “I have been able to help as a volunteer for many years, and contributing to the building of the apartment complex is another way of giving back to the Wellington community.” “This is something that I can contribute to Wellington, and I’m very pleased to be able to do this.” Mike is a property investor, and sold Flagstaff Hill to the Council as a reserve for a fraction of its value.
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Council drives bus union mad over new contracts By Jamie Adams
There is still no resolution as the union representing Wellington’s bus drivers remains dealocked with Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) over terms and conditions under an imminent new operating company. The regional council, which manages public transport under the brand Metlink, had earlier in the year awarded Masterton-based Tranzit Coachlines the tender to operate 60 percent of the buses in Wellington City from July 2018. They will replace current operator NZ Bus, which will
retain the other 40 percent, and about 200 drivers, on a new east-west route. Wellington Tramways Union secretary Kevin O’Sullivan said while he didn’t anticipate job losses, his big concern was the terms and conditions that would arise from the Tranzit contracts. “Tranzit weren’t showing an interest in transferring our original terms,” he said. “We want to retain penal rates and have control over how many hours we work in a day.” While the union wasn’t happy with Tranzit’s employment contract, “the real villains in this” were Greater Wellington,
Kevin said. “GWRC failed to ensure this was a requirement in the tender process and as a consequence should be in no doubt ... that unless our members’ terms and conditions of employment are transferred, bus users will not be getting any ride,” he said in an open letter. “They are being told what to do by the National Government,” he told the Cook Strait News. Greater Wellington deputy chair of the transport committee Chris Laidlaw said the contract transfer was the outcome of an independently conducted competitive tender process
ordained by the Government. “Tranzit became the preferred tender based on price, employment practices and environmental performance,” said, referring to its trial of fast-charge electric buses. Laidlaw said there would not be any job losses under the new operator. “On the contrary there could be additional job opportunities. Tranzit has said it is looking to employ as many NZ Bus employees as possible.” While Tranzit had different employment conditions to NZ Bus, he said there was no evidence that on average employees would be paid less.
Proof you’re never too young to make a difference By Jamie Adams
He was only 10 years-old when it made it, but a Scots College pupil’s petition to install a pedestrian crossing on a wellused Strathmore Park street has proven successful. Mikah Millar submitted the petition to the Wellington City Council’s city strategy committee in April after collecting 171 signatures from October last year. He was motivated by his concern there was no provision for people to safely cross Strathmore Avenue at its roundabout intersection with Broadway, despite a zebra crossing on Broadway. “I just feel really happy that it happened as I have wanted it for so long,” he said. His mother Tessa said a crossing made sense as not only Scots College students walked to and from Seatoun to get to
the school, but parents and children from other schools and a kindergarten in the area also regularly walked along Strathmore Avenue. She praised councillors for their support of Mikah’s cause as it was nerve-wracking for him to speak in front of the public in making a submission. Eastern ward councillor Simon Marsh said the petition had been made on his suggestion and he also got council officers to investigate its feasibility during the process. While not everybody was supportive during public consultation, the council approved the crossing based on officers’ findings that there was a need for it. Marsh said work would begin next year and would likely cost $50,000, including modifications to the intersection. “We will need to relocate the power pole and move a couple
Scots College pupil Mikah Millar shows his approval to the council’s plan to put a pedestrian crossing on Strathmore Avenue. PHOTO: Jamie Adams
of car parks.” He praised Mikah for his pro-active response to a problem that affected his community. “This is one of those things about the council that I really
enjoy. Young people can be and should be looking and listening to the issues. Just because they are too young to vote doesn’t mean they can’t be part of the process.”
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inbrief news Enrol now for general election Voters who haven’t received their personalised EasyVote pack in the mail by now need to enrol or update their details by this Friday otherwise they won’t be able to vote on election day (September 23). “EasyVote packs were sent to all enrolled New Zealanders last week,” said chief electoral officer Alicia Wright. “If you haven’t got yours, it means you’re probably not enrolled, so get in touch now to check your details.” The last chance to enrol is this Friday. Information about where, when and how to vote is available at www.elections.org.nz or by calling 0800 36 76 56.
Scholarship honours late academic Victoria University of Wellington and Va’aomanū Pasifika, Victoria’s Pacific and Samoan Studies programme, will launch a new scholarship fund in memory of Teresia Teaiwa, who died in March. Teresia had expressed a wish for Pasifika Studies scholarships to be established. Now her immense legacy will be recognised by the University with the launch on September 26 of the Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Meet the candidates Q&A SERIES
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?
Geoff Mills NZ First Candidate for Rongotai List number: 39
New Zealand First seeks to reduce immigration to a sustainable level as a priority. This will alleviate the pressure on school rolls over time and allow school administrators to plan for the natural population increase. 2. What would you propose to enhance the electorate commercially and support local businesses? Two of our policies will increase business in our electorate – firstly the removal of GST of basic foods will put more money in the pockets of everyone and secondly the increase of the minimum wage from $15.75 per hour to $20 over the next three
years will significantly increase the income of low wage earners. Both policies will improve the spending power of consumers in the electorate which will support our businesses. 3. Wellington’s infrastructure struggles to keep up with the population growth. What do you propose to improve traffic and public transport issues? New Zealand First favours light rail for Wellington, beginning with the route between the airport and the CBD. We favour light rail providing both an express service between the airport and the CBD as well as another service providing intermediate stops in between those destinations. A NZ First-led government would work with local councils on this project and would expect to contribute 50 percent to 75 percent of the cost.
4. You have joined the Rongotai race relatively late. Given how strongly Labour-leaning it is, will you be focused more on securing the party vote? It has been a Labour seat under the Annette King but the party vote last time favoured National. My priority is to encourage our Rongotai voters to give their party vote this time to New Zealand First as it has the best policies of any party. We have consistently sounded the alarm about the effects of the damaging neoliberal policies of both National and Labour and
the effects of those failed policies are all around us with 130,000 unemployed, 90,000 NEETS (young people not in employment, education or training), homelessness and beggars on the streets in our cities – things not seen in previous generations.
‘Uber for diners’ arrives in Wellington Forget Chinese and pizza cuisine from dozens of Wellington’s restaurants can be now delivered to people’s homes and workplaces thanks to the beauty of smartphone technology. An app called UberEATS was launched in Wellington earlier this month following its debut in Auckland in March, allowing customers to order meals online and have them delivered to wherever they are. Sophie Kasoylides, who operates The Greek Food Truck in the CBD, one of the 70 businesses that have signed up to the venture, said the app has definitely had a positive impact on business. “I think it’s the future,” she said. “It’s a good tool for getting more people. And also it’s on a
trial so they’ve made it easy for us to sign up to.” The concept of food delivered by app is an extension of the Uber passenger service, which was founded in San Francisco in 2009. After downloading the app and paying for their order online (including a delivery fee), they then assign an Uber EATS driver in their area to travel to the restaurant or eatery and deliver it to the door. It is up to the driver to decide how far they will travel, to ensure the food doesn’t get cold on arrival. Orders can be tracked. The app is convenient for the Greek Food Truck, which is based in the CBD three days a week but travels to other suburbs, particularly Miramar and Kil-
Cap�on: Sophie Kasoylides, co-operator of The Greek Food Truck, displays the UberEATS app which she says has been great for business and customers. PHOTO: Jamie Adams
birnie where there are sizeable Greek communities. Sophie said already they were struggling to cope with demand: “When it gets too busy we have to turn [the app] off.” UberEATS’ hours of operation are 8am to 10pm, seven days a
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Thursday September 21, 2017
Fairy tale comes to BATS
Cheque and bee equipment has school buzzing
Independent performance group The Pantoloons will present “Jack and The Beanstalk” at BATS Theatre next month. The play will retell the famous story of a boy called Jack who encounters a wicked giant after climbing a magic beanstalk inadvertently created from beans he received as the proceeds of a cow. The Pantaloons promise songs, silliness and audience participation. The show runs from October 10-13, 10am & 11.30am. Tickets from www.bats.co.nz
Pupils at Clyde Quay School pose with the monster-sized cheque and donations delivered by New World Wellington City. With them are store manager Brent Doile and assistant manager Linda Sugijatra. PHOTO: Supplied
Staff and students at Clyde Quay School will be putting their beekeeping skills to good use thanks to the generosity of New World Wellington City. Branch store manager Brent Doile presented to Clyde Quay School a cheque for $1641 that was raised through the supermarket’s sponsorship docket campaign. “With local schools we encourage parents and teachers to put their dockets in a donation box and we give a percentage of their spending back to the schools.” Five other Wellington schools,
three sports clubs, Britannia Sea Scouts and the zoo are beneficiaries in this donation drive. As well as the cheque, Brent and assistant manager Linda Sugijatra handed over a batch of leafcutter bees and a nesting box to the school, as well as a full set of little garden seedlings to help their bees thrive. The campaign was tied in with New World’s Little Garden promotion where customers in all New World supermarkets nationwide were rewarded with a special vegetable, fruit, flower or herb seedling for every $40 they spend in store.
With Little Garden’s focus this year being on pollinators, Brent said it was great the school’s children had already learned a lot about the bees and were able to do a presentation about how vital they were. “We were very impressed with the knowledge these young people have of such a big environmental issue and hope this bee kit helps to continue this,” he said. The Little Garden promotion began on September 4 and runs until October 22.
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Charity toy race night gets Fiji project galloping Betting on toy horses was a big highlight of a Wellington charity night aimed to help keep a community housing project in Fiji on track. Participants at the event, organised by the Rotary Club of Port Nicholson, paid a $30 entry fee and were given “funny money” chips to gamble with. Rotarian and local businessman Richard Brodie had the honour of naming and sponsoring one of three races involving toy horses. A flurry of betting activity began as each horse was auctioned before the action got under way. Racing began with stewards Victoria Triegaardt and Hayley Burns rolling a dice, which determined the progress of each horse along the miniature race track. Richard said punters really got into the spirit of the event – many dressed in bow ties and elegant dresses for the special night. “It was a huge success from fun point of view, which is what it was all about,” Richard said. But while big bucks were wagered on the outcome of the three races, all the bets taken added to the total amount raised by the charity night. The evening, held at Wellington Bridge Club, raised $4700.
Victoria Triegaardt and Hayley Burns were stewards for the horse racing fundraiser. PHOTO: Supplied
The money will go towards the $50,000 needed in Fiji to replace a heavily-used truck at Koroipita. The new truck would enable the commencement of Stage 3 of a project to provide housing for impoverished families. Race organiser and Rotarian Darryl Ross praised the
individuals and local companies that got behind the charity night sponsorship. He said in recent times many charitable organisations had noticed corporate sponsorship had fallen off. “To have individuals or a company or organisation helping out is absolutely essential.”
Council grants support Wellington’s social good The Wellington City Council recently approved almost a quarter-of-a-million dollars in grants to 48 diverse projects around the city – from underwater awareness to undergrowth activists. “Our Long Term Plan has a strong focus on building on our cultural and creative identity, enhancing our way of life, engaging our communities, encouraging diversity, and promoting healthy lifestyles – and these projects go a long way to contributing towards this,” council’s arts and culture portfolio lead, Mayor Justin Lester said. The Social and Recreation Fund granted $107,600 to 13 projects including a pilot Wellington CBD Support Zone for young people ($50,000), Shakti Ethnic Women’s Support Group Wellington ($8000), InsideOUT Koaro ($7000), the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network ($10,000), and Nisa Clothing ($10,000). Nisa Clothing is a start-up with a social objective to provide opportunities for former refugees to get work experience, and build confidence and community integration by making and selling garments. Co-director Elisha Watson says: “it’s great to see Wellington City Council getting on board with social enterprises, and giving our refugee com-
munity a helping hand. “This grant will make a massive difference to our fledgling brand – with the goal to employ and empower women from a refugee background with sewing skills. “We will use the grant money to buy ‘raw’ materials like fabric and elastics, which will be transformed into beautiful organic cotton pieces by our former refugee seamsters.” This round, the Arts and Culture Fund granted $112,950 to 31 projects including New Zealand’s Worth Loving *Doubtful Dolphin ($3000), the Performance Arcade ($10,000), the NZ International Comedy Festival ($15,000), the Wahine 50th Anniversary Commemoration ($4000), and the Anne Frank Travelling Exhibition ($4,000). The Natural Environment Fund granted $9672 to four projects including the recent Wellington Community Awards winner Polhill Restoration Project ($2420). You can find full lists of recipients, and dates and criteria for all our funding opportunities, on our website. The next application closing date for these funds is October 31.
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Hannah Black, Levi Aukuso, Ash Meaclem and Marius Filo-Smith perform respectively as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Toto and the Tinman at Miramar Central School’s musical production of the The Wizard of Oz last Thursday. Principal John Taylor-Smith said the school hall was packed with standing room only. “The audience of proud parents and whanau were enthralled at the wonderful acting and singing of the children,” he said.
Thursday September 21, 2017
All-school show aims to be roaring success
Ilesha Dias as Pumbaa and Maddie Meech as Timon in Seatoun School’s The Ling King Junior. PHOTO: Supplied
Seatoun School is gearing up for its first big show in six years – one that involves the entire school roll. All 448 pupils are to take part in The Lion King Junior, a stage adaptation of the hit Disney movie. School spokesperson Helen Taylor said such a huge cast meant that each character was played by two actors, for example two Mufasa or two Scar. “There are 15 lead parts in the Lion King so this means 30 students get to have a lead role. “This allows more students to have a time to shine. The rest of the students are different animals.” All students are in one of the two casts
meaning there are about 225 students in the show each night. Each cast gets to do three shows. The director Jo Rodgers ran auditions in June last term and students who had a lead part then learnt their lines and songs over the holidays, Helen said. “We have been practising since then.” Students made some of the costumes as part of the school’s enrichment with guidance from Lyndal Linton, who has had many pieces in World of Wearable Art shows. The show had been performed this week since Monday with the final show tonight. Tickets available from the Seatoun school website.
The Wellington Home & Garden Show - Coming Soon! Inspiration, expert advice and show-only bargains– that’s just a taste of what home enthusiasts can expect at Wellington and Home Garden Show, opening Friday, September 22 at Westpac Stadium. Wellington’s largest and only spring home show will run for three days as over 210 exhibitors gather to showcase the latest in building, renovating and home improvement. Visitors will be treated to previews of what’s new in landscaping and gardening, outdoor furniture, kitchens, bathrooms, building, renovating, pools and much more. Event organiser, Josh Shanley, said “We are very excited to have Resident Builder Peter Wolfkamp as a guest speaker. He will be running a question and answer session on building and renovating in the ‘Ask an Expert’ area at 12.30pm on Sunday. “There will be more industry professionals discussing other high-interest topics over the three days, so visitors will have the chance to quiz them about their next home improvement projects. We really encourage people to bring along their plans, photos and ideas and to make the most of all the on-site expertise.” There will be plenty to provide inspiration for visitors, including a contemporary display garden by Biome Landscapes and the ‘Transform Your Space’ competition in association with Newstalk ZB and Resene. The show has also attracted renowned artists and sculptors. One lucky visitor will walk away with
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Paul Franken, Strathmore Park “Yes, I voted as soon as it was available. Unlike elsewhere, here we have [the right to vote] on a platter.”
Pauline Broadbent, Kilbirnie “I have been enrolled to vote. I haven’t voted but will vote on the election day.”
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Advantages of early voting have me wondering Dear Editor Ever since I voted when able to do so on the first day I have seen new promises from all sides as to what I apparently can gain by changing my vote. I am surprised that Bill English seems to spend more time telling us what other parties will do than what his party has to offer.
I remember all the palaver during previous election days when there was still any election advertising material on the day; now it seems that the placards and hoarders are OK during availability of early voting. Is it all a game? How is a country run if promises are made on all sides, fighting each
Bestselling authors to share publishing secrets
Bestselling American science fiction authors Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey outside the Chattanooga Choo Choo in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The pair will be in Wellington this weekend to promote selfpublishing. PHOTO: Supplied
Soon Wellington writers will be able to benefit from the international publishing experience of two bestselling American science fiction authors, Chris Kennedy and Mark Wandrey. Chris and Mark are currently touring New Zealand, holding seminars about writing and publishing. They will be hosting the Wellington session of their series Rising Above the Noise: Maximizing Your Profits with Amazon at Central City Library this Sunday. A bestselling Science Fiction/ Fantasy author, speaker, and publisher, Chris Kennedy is the author of the award-winning number one bestseller, Self-Publishing for Profit: How to Get Your Book Out of Your Head and Into the Stores.
Chris has coached hundreds of authors on how to self-publish, and has published nine authors under his own small press, sold over 100,000 books and had two number one Amazon bestsellers. A former naval aviator and elementary school principal, Chris’ stories include the Theogony and Codex Regius science fiction trilogies, and stories in the Four Horsemen military sci-fi series. He lives in Virginia Beach, where he manages the curriculum for sailors learning to maintain the U.S. Navy’s F-18 Hornet. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and master’s degrees in business and public administration. “Things are going great,” Chris said. “Between Mark and I we’ve
got five books in the Top 40 in our categories on Amazon. “We look forward to meeting kiwi authors and sharing the key to our success with them. “We’ll take them through the Amazon algorithm and show them what’s important. “Then we’ll go through best practices for pre-launch and Amazon tricks for launching a book.” “This stuff is essential for success,” Mark said. “We end with six strategies for selling more books on Amazon.” Rising Above the Noise: Maximizing Your Profits with Amazon, Wellington Central Library at 2pm this Sunday on the mezzanine floor. Gold coin donation for venue hire.
other rather than electing our most able people to cooperate and make the best together while running a business worth many billions and affecting almost 5 million people? I suppose we have the luxury of democracy, whatever that means. Paul Franken Strathmore Park
Plan benefits wealthy Dear Editor We have been following the submissions over the Shelly Bay proposed developments and were in attendance when the spokesperson for Sir Peter Jackson registered his disapproval. We were a little dismayed over his opposition as Jackson was in discussions with the iwi to build a Movie Museum on the Shelly Bay site, yet when that failed Peter hocked his wares down to the CBD and now us ratepayers have to stump up $180million as a
conference/hotel centre and Movie Museum! Jackson says that the Shelly Bay proposal now means the “ratepayers are subsidising what is essentially a property speculator’s money making venture”. We wonder how long is Peter’s snout! Even the taxpayer I recall put in $70million to assist one of his films, yet now that he is well up the rich list do we get a refund? Sarah R Wu Kilbirnie
Airport wants rich people’s golf land Dear Editor I see the Wellington International Airport Limited wants to grab some land off the golf club. Great I say, as we cannot see why such a big area of green space is used by so few for a rich man’s sport. I think the Council should allow all its golf clubs to be developed as Special Housing areas, allow affordable homes to be built thereon. I have always thought that WIAL should shift all of its
facilities like the terminals to the west side of the airfield, thus the CBD trip would be even shorter and maybe that would incite the WCC to get on with light rail! Then again I have recently seen flying pigs with lipstick on which will lead to a wonderful better caring Government and get the polluting farmers to grow hemp rather than pollute our waterways. Rose Wu Kilbirnie
Thursday September 21, 2017
Wellington schools project among national cycling award nominees Wellington’s Bikes In Schools programme is one of 29 nationwide cycling projects and people announced as finalists for the 2017 Bike to the Future Awards. The awards, organised by the NZ Transport Agency and Cycling Action Network (CAN), celebrate the people and organisations involved with innovative projects that have made cycling a better way to get around. The Bikes in Schools programme has got more than 2000 students across Wellington on their bikes. It has funded new bikes, helmets, bike tracks and skills lessons for six schools since 2014, including Holy Cross School in Miramar and Houghton Valley School, with another three set to join them. CAN spokesman, Wellington’s Patrick Morgan, said that with more than 80 nominations received compared to previous years, there’s no doubt that momentum for cycling is increasing. “With the Government and councils building new cycleways, investing in skills training for our young people and encouraging more and more Kiwis to give cycling a go, it’s getting even easier to get about by bike,” Patrick said. NZ Transport Agency senior system design manager Brett Gliddon
Jack McLaren-Bacon, Cahrles Soli and Mo’unga Finefeuiaki on the bike track at Miramar’s Holy Cross School, part of Wellington’s Bike In Schools programme that has been nominated in the Bike to the Future awards. PHOTO: Jamie Adams
said more New Zealanders were looking for faster, more efficient ways to get around. “The Bike to the Future Awards recognise the best new infrastructure, innovative projects and dedicated people who are supporting the Government’s goal of making our towns and cities safer and more attractive to get about by bike. I
wish the finalists well.” Speaking on behalf of the judging panel, Pippa Coom was impressed to see a significant increase from last year in nominations. The winners will be announced at the Asia-Pacific Cycle Congress awards dinner in Christchurch on October 19.
Iwi exhibition at Te Papa A major new exhibition Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow, which showcases the artistry of the Gisborne iwi, will open at Te Papa on Friday, September 29. Te Papa chief executive Geraint Martin said “It’s a privilege to present this important exhibition, and to continue the legacy of the Iwi-in-Residence programme which is one of the ways in which Te Papa embodies what it means to be a bicultural museum.” It will be Te Papa’s eighth iwi exhibition.
Thursday September 21, 2017
WOMEN OF THE MONTH
Welcome to Cook Strait News’ - Women in Business Feature where we shine the light on local women in business
Name: Vicky Renouf Occupation: Life Mastery Coach, Speaker What does your role entail? I provide individual and small group coaching to help women create a vision, build self-esteem and remove the blocks to success in their lives. I am invited to speak at conferences, entrepreneurial/corporate events and ‘lunch and learns’ to inspire women to DREAM BIG, put themselves first and move forward with confidence. Seeking change? Contact me for a complimentary 30 minute phone consultation.
What has been your biggest achievement? Achieving my dream to start my life coaching business. I struggled with anxiety and depression for years, so helping others move beyond these and other challenges is a passion. I had my children late in life so I am also very proud to run this business whilst being a fulltime mum.
What do you love about what you do:
Name: Charlotte Moodie Occupation: Senior Manager/ Chartered Accountant What does your role entail? My main focus is on our Wellington client base, ensuring clients are achieving their goals by providing advisory and compliance services.
What has been your biggest achievement? Career-wise, I feel the biggest achievement I’ve had to date is the opportunity to be part of a business and a team that has similar values to me. I believe this is not only crucial but not always that easy to achieve. Aligning these values follows through to how we service and support our clients and work together.
What do you love about what you do?
I am passionate about helping women to reshape their lives so that they can feel proud and purposeful. I am blown away by my clients’ successes and growing happiness as they move forward within a structured system of support, encouragement and accountability.
I love love love, learning about my clients’ businesses and their respective industries. Being involved and providing them with the support they need, whatever that may be. I love to see my clients grow or overcome hurdles that prevent them getting to that next step - seeing them get excited about something they have accomplished.
How do you define success:
How do you define success?
My success is a direct reflection of my clients’ achievements. Their successes improve their lives in many ways. I’ve have seen clients achieve better relationships, improved health, change their job, start up their own business, and improve their time and money management.
What do you do in your downtime: I schedule time to be mindful and appreciate my life. In between my work sessions at home I eat lunch outside with our rabbits whenever our Welly weather allows! I enjoy teaching yoga and getting out in nature with my husband and children on evenings and weekends.
Favourite inspirational quote: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t you’re always right”. Henry Ford To find out more about Vicky Renouf and her DreamBuilder and Life Mastery courses, please call 022 4143487, email vicky.renouf@outlook. com or visit: www.vickyrenouf.lifemasterycoach.com
Name: Anna Thomson Occupation: Craniosacral Therapist
What does your role entail? I run a Craniosacral therapy business and work out of The OM Clinic in Wellington, New Zealand. My favourite clients are pregnant women, people with acute injuries, stressed out professionals or those struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I want to help those people find wellness, energy and authenticity by reconnecting them with their body systems and assisting their physiology to self-correct. I do this through gentle, safe touch using Biodynamic methods – treating the body and person as a whole.
What has been your biggest achievement? One of the highlights of my Craniosacral journey so far would be a recent post graduate course I did around emotion. I found it to be really profound and learnt some amazing techniques around helping you dissolve lingering issues.
What do you love about what you do? Helping people! I love seeing a client change and realise things about their bodies. Pain can disappear, or people just generally, feel better about themselves.
There is definitely something satisfying about achieving your goals and getting to live the life you want. For me, it doesn’t matter if these goals are personal, financial or business orientated, or a combination of all the above. I think it is important that business and personal goals align because our business should help feed what we achieve in our personal lives.
What do you do in your downtime? I’m a real foodie, love spending time outdoors (especially the scenic walking tracks around Wellington), watching sport and of course I’m addicted to a good T.V. series (but hey, who isn’t!?).
Favourite inspirational quote. Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
Name: Katie Underwood Occupation: Real Estate Agent
What does your role entail? Not an easy question as it covers so much, probably more than most people would ever envisage. It’s not just about selling and getLicensed under the REAA 2008 ting the best price for my vendors. It’s about making sure my vendors get the best possible advice for their situation, making sure my vendors property is presented at the best it can be; helping first home buyers through the often overwhelming process of buying; providing suggestions; negotiating deals; finding solutions to problems no one ever envisaged i.e. an earthquake happening between going unconditional and settlement; managing pets; tenants; marketing; advertising; home staging; making the sale process as simple as possible for my vendors.
What has been your biggest achievement? Out of work, mountain biking the first Tour Aotearoa in 2016 and completing in 24 days and 3 hours. At work, repeat business from a client or a referral. Referrals are the highest form of compliment in this business.
What do you love about what you do? I love the variety, the flexibility and overcoming any challenges to get my vendors a result.
How do you define success?
How do you define success?
Being yourself. Valuing yourself and just getting on with it – worrying only about what you think. If you can do these things, I think that you will shine.
By receiving a 10/10 from my vendor and my buyer for the sale of a property.
What do you do in your downtime?
What do you do in your downtime?
I love mountain biking and going on a few road rides. As well as going to the movies as I can turn my phone off!
I’m an avid powerlifter, a sometime 10km runner and a cat lover of both big and small cats.
Favourite Inspirational quote? “Those she be but little, she is fierce.” – Shakespeare
Favourite inspirational quote? I have a few depending on the situation: Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway. A set back is a set up for a comeback.
Thursday September 21, 2017
WOMEN OF THE MONTH
Welcome to Cook Strait News’ - Women in Business Feature where we shine the light on local women in business
Name: Judy Thorpe Occupation: Owner, TaskMasters
Name: Peta Walker Occupation: CEO & Director of BW Miller Dean Chartered Accountants
What does your role entail?
What does your role entail?
It’s hard to narrow down one in particular, but I’m proud of the successful merger between BW & Miller Dean last year. Watching my clients achieve their goals, is always satisfying as well.
TaskMasters offers a personal assistant service for home to get your regular household and personal tasks done. Through our three service areas, HomeMasters, MoveMasters and RetireMasters, we can organise personal home tasks and projects, co-ordinate your house sale and move, and help you or your loved one’s move into retirement living. We give you your time back to can spend it doing things you enjoy. We cover the greater Wellington region including Kapiti Coast, Upper Hutt and the Wairarapa.
What do you love about what you do?
What has been your biggest achievement?
The people. Talking to business owners, outlining their financial goals and working with them to achieve those goals. It’s always a bittersweet moment when a client sells their business; because they’ve achieved their goal, but we’re sad to see them go.
Our biggest achievement has been working with Malvina Major retirement village to relocate a large number of their residents to new accommodation after last year’s earthquake. It was a very stressful experience for everyone but one which has resulted in a continuing relationship with the village and it’s residents.
I’m the CEO and a Director at BW Miller Dean, running a team of chartered accountants. I work with people and their businesses, helping them to achieve their financial goals.
What has been your biggest achievement?
How do you define success? Success is different for everyone, but for me it’s being able to live the lifestyle you choose. It requires a lot of planning and I plan years in advance, but if you set solid goals with a deadline, you can achieve them.
What do you love about what you do?
What do you do in your downtime?
How do you define success?
My husband and I are working our way through the national Te Araroa walkway in sections. Wellington also has a lot of great walkways with the Skyline Trail and City to Sea walkway being two of my favourites. Besides walking, I love spending time in my garden.
Being happy with your life, family, job. Getting up every day and looking forward to what lies ahead.
What is your favourite inspirational quote? “Carpe Diem. Seize the moment”. If you want to achieve your goals, sometimes you just have to get on with it and get it done.
Helping people. I get a huge amount of satisfaction taking some stress out of our clients’ lives. It’s very rewarding.
What do you do in your downtime? At the moment… TaskMasters work as the business is growing! However, I love cooking, catching up with friends and spending time at our property in the Wairarapa.
Favourite Inspirational Quote? Stop being afraid about what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.
Name: Ann Woolston Occupation: Owner, Smartway Builders Ltd. What does your role entail? Mostly, I’m the “Keeper Of The Soul” for the company, the “Safe Pair of Hands” everyone can depend on. Part of my time is about meeting, listening and working with clients to understand what is and isn’t working about their current property, and providing solutions for them, building long-term relationships and mutual respect. The other part is about driving through change in a male-dominated construction industry. Believe me when I say … “Our builders know what a vacuum cleaner is for!”
What has been your biggest achievement? Wow, where do I start? In my current business it would be about enforcing those good old-fashioned values in an industry that doesn’t seem to care about clients. That has been very important. Truth, honesty, doing what you said you would, when you said, for the agreed amount. Simple things like that. And building a company we’re proud of. But mostly it’s been about letting women be heard about what they want and not having to be intimidated or talked down to by big gruff foul-mouthed tradespeople.
What do you love about what you do? For me it’s all about being able to deliver a quality product, on-time, on budget, having great communications and earning our client’s trust. And knowing that the client enjoys the experience of their renovation, addition or new build … in what can be a stressful process. I’m also involved in female-based support networks like Women in Construction, Venus and Chrysalis and I’m doing my bit to help other women to be heard, to stand up and not be afraid of being in business.
How do you define success? That’s an easier one. It’s about getting to the end of the project and having our client go “WOW, that’s exactly what I wanted!” The client then becomes a raving fan and tells others about us and their wonderful experience, and the circle continues. I’d also love to have a full team of competent, absolute top quality female builders who are respected in the industry for what they can deliver.
What do you do in your downtime? I love to spend time with my six grand-children, or pottering in the garden. I also enjoy travelling, practicing my singing and spending time with family and friends. Or watching the AB’s beat Australia or South Africa. Other than that it’s about finding ways to give back to the world, to help others when they need it, to offer a hand up. Pretty simple really.
Favourite inspirational Quote? In my life, I’ve come across lots and lots of really great quotes. And I still find new ones every week, like “Stop Being Afraid Of What Could Go Wrong, and Start Being Excited About What Could Go Right”. But my all-time favorite is insanely simple … “Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You!” which is attributed to that great US First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt
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Thursday September 21, 2017
Drone project takes top prize
Message to plastic users after annual spring clean-up By Jamie Adams
More than 260 people turned out for the annual Wellington South Coast Clean-up on Saturday. The event, which covers the entire urbanised southern coastline from Owhiro Bay to Breaker Bay, is facilitated by a combined 12 groups that all have a stake in maintaining Wellington’s natural environment. It is held on Oceans Conservancy day when communities worldwide undertake their own coastal clean-ups. Co-ordinator Helen Kettles said this year’s turnout was the
second-highest ever, with less litter needing to be collected. “I reckon there was less rubbish than previous years, half as much,” she said. “I would say it’s because a lot of people do regular beach cleanups between times.” The annual clean-ups have been held since 2010, but despite the ubiquity of social media, the origin of the drive was initially through word of mouth within and between communities. “One of our philosophies is to have event growth being done organically. Facebook is really a tool to keep in touch.” Helen said organisers planned to do an audit of rubbish col-
lected, something that hasn’t happened since its third year. “We have found things like a car muffler, table leg, fire extinguisher, tyres, even vampire teeth.” While the amount of litter was less, Helen was concerned New Zealand was not reducing its dependency on plastic as much as other countries. To practise what they preached, volunteers were given compost bags to collect rubbish, as well as biodegradable cups, plastic free shampoo and metal straw sets as rewards. “We approach various people about donating plastic-free items.”
Reuben Campbell, of Rongotai College, receives his $1000 NIWA prize for best overall exhibit from NIWA regional manager Alison MacDiarmid. PHOTO: Supplied
A Rongotai College student has taken out the top award at this year’s NIWA Wellington Regional Science and Technology Fair. Reuben Campbell, a Year 10 student, won $1000 for the best overall exhibit with his project: “Improving Drone Performance using Ducted Propellers”. Reuben designed different ducts for drone propellers to improve the lift of the drone. He used a 3D printer to make the ducts and then tested their performance. Another notable winner was Year 12 Wellington High School (WHS) student Ensai August, who won the $500 Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch prize for the runner-up best overall exhibit with his project: “Quickly Quenching Quinine”. His project investigated tonic
water fluorescence and how it can be quenched, which also led to a WHS team competing in and winning an international naturalist competition in China earlier this year. More than 550 intermediate and secondary school students took part in the fair, which was sponsored by the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA). Chief Judge Bradley Douglass said all judges believed the standard of projects continued to rise every year and the diversity of investigations was massive. “My own impression is that the entrants are coming into this contest with a high level of personal investment into their projects, which certainly makes it all worthwhile. Congratulations to all the prize winners on their efforts.”
The organisations and local residents who gathered for the annual South Coast clean-up on Saturday. PHOTO: Rob Wilson - Ghost Fishing NZ
Proof it rained a lot in winter Have you got the feeling the rain never stopped this winter? Well, you’re right and Greater Wellington regional council has released the figures to prove it. According to council data, rainfall totals across the Wellington region have been
breaking records in many areas between January and August this year. General manager environment management group Nigel Corry said during winter June was relatively dry but July and August more than made up for it. “Rainfall was actually below
average throughout the entire region for June,” he said. As for the rest of the year? 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.
Ruth proves you are never too old to volunteer Being 94 years old is no hindrance to volunteering, as far as Ruth Gotlieb is concerned. Ruth has joined the Wellington Hospitals Foundation’s 450-strong team as a Meet and Greet volunteer for visitors, patients and their family members at Wellington Hospital. She is a prominent Wellingtonian, having served the public over many decades as a city councillor, regional councillor, harbour board member, hospital board member and many other civic roles. Ruth’s prominence led to Kilbirnie Library being named after her and she has also a Wellingtonian of the Year award recipient. Trish Lee, Foundation Volunteer
Manager, said that Ruth was very keen to volunteer at the hospital. “We are delighted to have Ruth as part of our volunteer team,” Trish said. “At 94 Ruth Gotlieb is as spritely as ever with a most fantastic positive attitude”. Trish said that Ruth volunteers on Monday afternoons for two hours and it is a joy to have her as part of our team of hospital volunteers. Chair Bill Day said the foundation’s volunteers did a magnificent job for hospital patients, visitors and staff and added that Ruth wants to continue volunteering for a few more years yet. “We are delighted to have Ruth on board.”
Hospital volunteers Lita Mistry, Bibi Berkhan and Ruth Gotlieb. PHOTO: Supplied
Thursday September 21, 2017
School Holidays Kidz Stuff Theatre for Children presents: Defrosted 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 catchy beats, soulful singing and plenty of audience interaction, Defrosted is just what you need to spring into spring these school holidays. Shows run from Sept 30 to Oct 14,
Mon-Sat 10am & 11.30am, 10am shows only on Sat. Tickets $10 pp, groups of 6 for $50, children under 2 are free, $7 Special Opening Preview on Sept 30.
The girl with the enamel eyes Coppelia is one of the worldâ€™s favourite story book ballets. The music, by Delibes, is one of classical balletâ€™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 Weichu Huang (Brooklyn) as Swanhilda. The story begins when Franz pays more attention to a doll reading in the window of Dr Coppeliusâ€™s mysterious toy shop than to his own girlfriend Swanhilda. Swanhilda and her friends get into the toy shop and chaos ensues.....all ends happily however and the village celebrates . Amy Kibblewhite ( Hataitai) and Lara Strong (Miramar)are among the leads and dance the variations of Prayer and Schottische in Act 3. Beautifully costumed by Jane Ferguson and Sheila Horton this will be a colourful, vibrant and a real end of holiday treat for all ages.
Every child deserves to experience a Y Camp or holiday programme! At our Y camps and holiday programmes, kids and teens learn values and positive behaviours. It is an opportunity to explore their unique talents and interests, helping them realise their potential. That makes for confident kids today and engaged adults tomorrow. Our
camps and holiday programmes are a truly memorable experience and can be a life changing one for many people and families. To find out more, and to book, visit ymcawellington.org.nz. The early bird discount for the holiday programme ends 24th September.
Thursday September 21, 2017
School Holidays READER COMPETITION Cook Strait readers can win a family pass to Defrosted. See www. kidzstufftheatre.co.nz for more details. To be in the draw email the name of your favourite fairy tale to win@wsn. co.nz by Wednesday 27 September.
Go on a Disney sing-along adventure! 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,
and dreams, with each song building onto these themes. Mousing Around, an interactive Disney concert by Kapitall Kids’ Theatre, runs from Oct 3-14 at the Gryphon Theatre. Tickets $10pp, groups of 10+ $9 each. Visit kapitallkidstheatre.co.nz.
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
Circus holiday programme The Circus Hub will be running their school holiday programme again, from October 2nd - 12th. Children will have the opportunity to learn amazing skills such as climbing the silks, hanging from the trapeze, tightwire, juggling, and globe walking. General Manager Jason Parlour said the programme is open to all children aged five and up, whether they have circus experience or not. “We have low ratios of children to trainers so everyone gets to develop new skills in a fun and supportive environment.” “We’re the only circus holiday programme in Wellington. So what's also really special about our space is that we have equipment you just don’t get anywhere else” he said. The Circus Hub also offers term circus classes from pre-school to teens, as well as adult classes, starting in mid-October. Spaces are limited so enrol your child today! For more information visit www. circus.org.nz
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It’s taken 20 years, but Rongotai College are back and ready to take on the best in the country at this year’s national ‘AA’ secondary schools basketball tournament. There will in fact be two Wellington teams involved in the 24-school championship in Palmerston North next month - Wellington College will join them at the Central Energy Trusts Arena from October 2 to 7. Rongotai qualified as a result of coming second in the zone 3 boys premiership qualifying tournament earlier this month. They lost 100-71 in the final to Palmerston North Boys’ High, a team that had received publicity
for its 207-27 win over Hawera High in pool play. Wellington College qualified after winning their third-place playoff against Hastings Boys’ High 85-76. They too found Palmerston North a very imposing team, losing 103-57 in the semi-final. Rongotai already has proven to produce top talent, with Ezrah Vaigafa representing New Zelaand at under 16 level. Rongotai coach Chris Tupu said their team surprised a few people in qualifying but insists his team isn’t going to Manawatu to make up the numbers. “It’s about making a bit of noise at this one. The boys are really keen to do well.”
The team’s success undoubtedly comes from the training regime Chris, a former Tall Black, puts into his players each week at school. “They train Monday and Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday after school. They then play a game at lunchtime on Friday.” Apart from the all-conquering Palmerston North, Chris believes another challenging team will be Westlake Boys’ High School, which has produced the likes of Kirk Penney and Corey Webster for the Tall Blacks. Wellington College’s qualification for the tournament came after its Senior A basketball team won the regional premier division for the first time since 1995.
Part of my childhood died on Saturday night. Watching the All Blacks thump the Springboks 57-0 at North Harbour’s QBE Stadium. Growing up in the mid-90s I had the privilege of getting up in the middle of the night and watching physically intense, uncompromising battles between the two teams. The 1995 Rugby World Cup final which the Springboks won 15-12, is one of my first rugby memories. I still clearly envisage Sean Fitzpatrick banging his fists into the turf of Ellis Park in 1996, part in elation, part in exhaustion after his All Black team won the first series ever against the ‘Boks on South African soil. That Springbok team had no heart and waved the white flag 10 minutes into the second half. Last weekend pre-match I’d put out on social media that
the All Blacks were ripe for the picking after some sluggish play in previous games and a new look propping partnership. How wrong was I? Happy to be wrong. The Boks were out-muscled, out-passioned and out-thought tactically. Springboks coach Allister Cotzee tried desperately to keep things positive, praising his side’s territory advantage but admitted his set-piece failed and his team was well outplayed. Despite a dom ina nt A ll Blacks win, inter national rugby needs a strong South African team and having just suffered the biggest defeat in their history, they have plenty of work to do to restore pride in the green jersey and gain respectability in the rivalry with the All Blacks. It’s difficult to know where to start after an abysmal performance.
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THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GRANTED TO THE FOLLOWING EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TEAMS AND INDIVIDUALS • Maranui Water Polo Club, U16 Boys Travel • George Walker, Soccer Player NZ Youth Camp • Natalie Olson, Soccer Player NZ Youth Camp • Marist St Pats Junior RFC, New Rugby Jerseys • Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club, New Cricket Gear
THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THE EASTERN SUBURBS SPORTS TRUST HAS GIVEN AWAY TO DATE $1,658,030
Thursday September 21, 2017
Village at the Park Open day
When the directors of Hurst Lifecare and the Tenths Trust got together back in 2002, they created a vision of just what Athletic Park would look like when fully developed as a Retirement Village. 15 years later, this vision is coming into sharp focus; our latest apartment block opening in November 2017. Our latest offering of 28 apartments incorporates a variety of layout options and caters for various budgets. There has been a lot of interest in these apartments, which include such features as double wardrobes; your own laundry area; a separate bathroom with shower, slip reduction tiles, and underfloor heating; a personal balcony or patio; and much, much more. You can choose from a small onebedroom apartment with separate facilities, but if budget allows and you require additional living space, our large one-plus apartment may be for you. We still have one large two-bedroom apartment available for those that prefer the extra space for guests. All our apartments cater for the fully independent person or persons, but
you have the advantage of accessing those allimportant service packages as you age in place. Village at the Park is one of Wellingtonâ€™s most centrally located comprehensive lifestyle villages. We offer a full range of living and care options including villas, serviced apartments and care facilities including a rest home, specialised dementia care, and hospital care. There are many perks to living in Village at the Park, all of which equate to having an incredibly convenient and comfortable lifestyle. Not only will you be in a location close to everything you need, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities, with a newly built community centre offering a swimming pool and spa, full outdoor bowling green, indoor bowls, cinema, beauty salon, gymnasium, chapel, library, and more. In addition, as a Village resident, you will have priority access to the care facilities should you require a short stay of longer-term care. Nursing assistance is always close by, so you can recuperate and be looked after in familiar surroundings.
Open days take place on the first Saturday of every month. Or call Brian for an appointment 04 380 1361 or 027 474 7984