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Beauty of biology By Julia Czerwonatis

For Johnsonville local Paula Kerslake art is an intrinsic part of life. “I’m fascinated by geometry and symmetries – all natural fractal patterns on our planet than can be found in all living things,” she explains. In her recent artwork, DNA Double Helix, Paula is exploring the connection between art and science. The abstract art piece represents DNA deoxyribonucleic acid which carries genetic instructions for living organisms. Each strand of DNA is a double helix drizzled over the canvas in an interlocking depiction of the building blocks of our being. Continued on page 2. Johnsonville artist Paula Kerslake and her artwork DNA Double Helix which is up in the running for the Clifton’s Art Prize. PHOTO: Supplied


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Johnsonville artist up for Australasian award Continued from page 1. “I aim to encapsulate the essence of the double helix shape and invite viewers to experience the beauty of biology that is the science of life,” Paula says. Her artwork is now up in the running for the 16th annual Clifton’s Art Prize that celebrates 100 emerging artists from ten cities across the Asia

Pacific, including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Hong Kong and Singapore. For Paula, who holds a diploma in art and creativity, it is the third time that she has entered the competition. She has exhibited widely in New Zealand and internationally in Berlin and Tokyo. When Paula is not paint-

ing in her home studio or wa nder ing a round Joh nsonville and the Botanic Garden taking photographs, you can find her working at Pataka Art+Museum Gallery or tutoring art classes in Wellington. “I enjoy being involved in the community, and provide support and encouragement to others,” Paula says.

“My life’s goal is to inspire everyone I meet to fall in love with art.” Paula’s piece DNA Double Helix can be viewed at Cliftons, Level 28, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street, until December 15. The winners are decided by an international judging panel and will be announced on November 30.

Pupils on stage with Shakespearean comedy Pupils from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School, Karori West Normal School, Clifton Terrace School and WHEN (Wellington Home Educators Network) will be putting their fresh slant on for the upcoming production of the Shakespeare Globe Centre NZ (SGCNZ). As You Like It is part of the centre’s Primarily Playing with Shakespeare programme and co-director Sarah Burton says it had been an “absolute pleasure” working with the children over the past weeks prior to the holidays. Each group rehearses their scenes in their own school or space, with Sarah making a few visits as and if required to mentor the teacher. Key characters are identified in the scenes, which are performed sequentially, by a costume garment of the same colour across all the groups. Ideally suited for the very young, As You Like It moves from the family feud over the rulership of the court of the recently deceased

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Guiding parents through separation Relationship breakdowns are always tough, especially when they involve children. To help parents ensure their children get what they need during this time, Family Works offers several free Parenting through Separation courses in the coming months. Wairarapa and Wellington regional manager, Wayne England, says when parents separate the process tends to be child-centred. The seminars are designed to support separating parents and

reduce negative effects on their children. “Separations can be really traumatic. It’s easy to get caught up in the battle with your former partner,” Wayne says. Parenting through Separation is run by social service professionals from Family Works alongside legal professionals from Community Law. Participants learn about how separation affects children, how to talk to children about separa-

tion and how the Family Court works. The sessions take place in small group settings and participants are free to choose how much they disclose about their individual situation. “We work hard to make sure we’re not putting any further pressure on participants,” Wayne says. “Even if you’re just thinking of separating, we’d encourage you to come along – the earlier you

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Youth with great dreams and huge ambitions By Julia Czerwonatis

“Aim high at what is truly valuable and don’t let obstacles stop you,” was Chris Kirk-Burnnand’s advice for the 20 recipients of this year’s Johnsonville Youth Grants event, celebrated last Thursday. Chris is chair of the Johnsonville Youth Grants Trust which he helped set up 31 years ago and which has since supported 364 young people with great ambitions. The Newlands College Ukulele Orchestra welcomed the awardees with their families, sponsors, and guests with a musical reception; followed by a few words of Wellington deputy mayor Jill Day. “You have done an amazing job to get where you are right now,” Jill says. “Your minds are curious, you have a strong desire to learn, you have great ambitions, and yet your dreams can be hindered by the prizes attached to them. “A bit of financial support can make a huge difference for young people to achieve their dreams.” The awardees come from a wide field of disciplines includ-

Local social business entrepreneur Kathleen Wright organised the Johnsonville Youth Grants in the Johnsonville Shopping Centre who also put their support towards the grants. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

ing sport, music, science, arts and more. Tamara Anderson is year 12 student at Onslow College and has received funding for her tennis. “I feel very fortunate to be one of the recipients – it’s an incentive to keep being ambitious, and it’s ensuring that our community believes in us,” Tamara says. She has recently represented New Zealand at the junior Fed Cup in Hungary competing against the top 16 teams in the

world. “I’m inspired by all the hard work the awardees have put towards their goals, and I’m extremely thankful that our efforts have been recognised,” Tamara concludes. Chris whose family business belongs to the founding sponsors thanked the sponsors Autostop Johnsonville, Mint Property Managers Peter and Jenny Cohen, Guy Callender from Churton Homes and the Rotary Club of Johnsonville. The trust hopes that, in the fu-

ture, more local businesses join in supporting the community leaders of tomorrow. “The Johnsonville Youth Grants wouldn’t be possible without local businesses who believe in our youth,” Chris says. “I have the strong belief that it is important to give back to the community.” A list of all youth grant recipients with background information will be available on the new Johnsonville Youth Grants website early November.


inbrief news Preinatal mental illness Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Aotearoa (PADA) are organising a ride class fundraiser to ”eRACE” stigma around ante- and postnatal mental illness at City Fitness Johnsonville, on Saturday, October 28, 2-3pm. There are 30 bikes available for a $20-donation – all proceeds going towards PADA. You can win prizes including classes at Abundance, vouchers for Harriet & George and more. For more info and to register, email

Bookshop Day Stephen Daisley, current Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow, will read at Millwood Gallery (291b Tinakori Road, Thorndon) on New Zealand Bookshop Day, Saturday, October 28, from 3.30-5pm. In 2016 Stephen won the inaugural Ockham Book Award for Fiction with his novel Coming Rain and, in 2011, in Australia, he won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction for his first novel, Traitor. Thorndon’s historic Randell Cottage, built in 1867, has been a writers’ residency for New Zealand and French writers on a six-month alternating cycle since 2001.

City Mission appeal The Wellington City Mission will launch their Christmas Star Appeal on Monday, October 30. It’s the mission’s biggest appeal of the year where they collect much needed goods and funds to help people in need both during the Christmas season and into the new year. Last Christmas, they were able to feed around 3000 people, provide children with over 9300 gifts, and support 31 other local social service agencies. This year, they plan a Christmas Walk of Fame which will be displayed on Wellington’s waterfront in December and the Star Car Christmas Raffle where people can win a new Mitsubishi Mirage, among other amazing prizes.

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Being a leader with integrity and empathy Northern ward councillor Jill Day was appointed deputy mayor of Wellington four weeks ago after Paul Eagle, newly elected MP for Rongotai, resigned from his position. Jill joined the Wellington City Council last year and has been holding the children and young people, and the Maori relationship portfolio. Independent Herald reporter Julia Czerwonatis speaks to Jill about what happened in her first weeks as deputy, her connection to the northern ward and her ambitions in her new role. How did you experience the first few weeks as Wellington’s deputy mayor?

It’s been a case of bringing myself up to speed with how things work at this level. Right after the announcement, I was getting ready to head away to Canberra, Wellington’s sister city, to a Capital Collaboration event. It was school holidays, so I had to do a bit of extra juggling to manage what [my three kids] were doing. But my family has been very supportive. So have been my colleagues and the community. It’s great to know that they are backing me. So what has changed for you now?

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No, I can’t say that I even thought that this would be the point that I am at now. But I’ve always had this very strong justice drive and wanted to be in the community making a difference where I can. So this is an amazing opportunity for me.

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Being able to be a leader with integrity and to help people see how it is for others. We live in a world where we tend to be so focused on what we need to do to get through the day that we don’t always look around and see other people’s perspective. That’s what we have also seen in our national politics throughout this election; empathy was a huge part of this campaign. While we look at it nationally, we as a council need to look at it locally which is why local government has an important role to play. If you could change one thing in Wellington, right here and right now, what would that be?

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New/old chief executive Wellington City Council has reappointed its chief executive Kevin Lavery last week. He is on a five year contract expiring in April. Councillors have agreed to reappoint him for another two years, the maximum extension allowed under the Local Government Act. “This is a very busy time for our city and our council – with an ambitious agenda including major housing reforms, sorting out our

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The Malaysian Society of New Zealand celebrated Diwali/Deepavali last week with members and friends in the Johnsonville Community Centre. PHOTO: Supplied

It was a joyous week for Hindu community in Wellington, as families from Malaysia, India, Singapore, Fiji, Sri Lanka and other countries celebrated Diwali with dance, food, music and get-togethers. For Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, Diwali is one of his favourite times of the year. “It’s a chance for Wellington to celebrate its diversity of culture, its richness and it’s a chance for everyone to share with one another,” Justin says. Aligned with the Lunar Calendar, Diwali marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. The word, originated from the Sanskrit Deepavali, means “row of lights” and is a celebrated over four to five days.

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With the start of the rodeo season on Labour weekend, animal welfare organisation SAFE have a launched a new campaign to raise awareness for calves, horses and bulls that can be subject to stress and fear in the name of entertainment. SAFE unveiled billboards and a hard-hitting video with confronting images depicting dogs being roped around their necks. “There would be overwhelming national outrage if dogs were treated the way farmed animals are,” Mandy Carter, campaigns director, says. “However, this is exactly the type of brutal treatment calves will be subjected to at rodeos across New Zealand over the rodeo season. “We aim to challenge the double-standards over animal treatment by showing what wouldn’t be allowed by law (dog roping), compared with animal cruelty that is still allowed (calf roping).” As the web page explains, whilst dog roping doesn’t happen, something equally as abhorrent does – calf roping (also known as ‘rope and tie’). In calf roping, the young animal is forced to burst out of a chute at top speed, chased by a rider on horseback, only to be stopped short with a choking rope around their neck. The rider then dismounts, throws the calf to the ground and ties three legs together as quickly as possible. “Every year, vulnerable young calves are put through this highly stressful ordeal for the sake of entertainment and ‘fun’ for rodeo participants,” Mandy says. In 2016, over 62,000 people signed a petition calling for a ban on rodeo and presented it to Parliament. A Horizon poll also showed that 59 percent of Kiwis supported a ban on rodeo. Only 25 percent wanted this cruel entertainment to remain. “Caring New Zealanders have spoken loud and clear. It’s time for this bullying of animals to be canned,” Mandy states.

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Mike McCarthy, Paparangi “I’m an airport fire-fighter in Australia but I’m originally from here. Everyday can be very different for me. It’s an exciting job.”

Amanda Sutton, Hutt Valley “I like everything about my job. I work at Giggles Entertainment and it’s a lot of fun.”

Chris Brown, Hutt Valley “I’m from Giggles Entertainment, too. It’s a great job – quirky and very varied.”

Rohan Gooneratne, Johnsonville “I’m a chef – I really like my job.”

Alice Qin, Churton Park “I can play with my friends at school.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a vehicle parked in Kimball Place had its front passenger window smashed and a handbag snatched from the seat. A female neighbour who had been painting a fence in the garden witnessed the incident and challenged the offender who threatened violence. In the event the offender dropped the handbag and ran to a nearby car and drove off.

The registration number of the vehicle was noted and given to police. Although the handbag was recovered it was found later that a radar detector was stolen from the vehicle. A Housing New Zealand owned flat in Macaulay Street with an insecure door lock was entered. The property is undergoing repairs and cleaning.

Tools and cleaning gear were stolen. In Khandallah a house under renovation in Mandalay Terrace was broken into via a forced front door. An LED flood light was stolen. In Simla Crescent a roller door left open accidentally gave easy access into a garage and a bicycle was stolen. A black Mitsubishi Pajero sta-




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scratched on the vehicle. One of the tyres was also deflated. In Kaiwharawhara intruders entered the carpark of business premises in Pickering Street at night and were seen moving in and around a skip and containers located in the carpark area. Nothing is reported stolen but some damage was done to equipment.

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Fluoride propaganda Dear Editor, I am disappointed your paper has a false report in the recent edition (October 18, page 10) that repeats incorrect assumptions from a scientific paper. It credulously repeats anti-fluoride propaganda without a simple Google search to confirm the facts. If you check with credible scientific sources, you will find Fluoride has NOT been found to cause lower IQs (See below). The item is not marked as advertising so should be factual and balanced. Supporting the unscientific anti-fluoride campaign in your paper without criticism or disclaimer is dangerous to the population’s improved dental

health, just at a time when we are finding more and more links between poor dental health and other poor health outcomes. Also this disproportionately affects low income people as they cannot afford to repair dental issues as much as middle and higher income families can. Please fact check stories given to you by partisan groups, with a credible source such as the Ministry of Health, before printing them, if you need to print them at all. See critical source here: sciblogs. fluoride-pregnancy-iq/ Susan Mowbray Johnsonville

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The Kapiti real estate market continues to be strong with the number of properties currently on the market keeping relatively steady at around 200 between Paekakariki-Otaki. Sales for September 2017 were 93, little change to September 2016 were 98 properties sold.* The new 2017 Rateable Values are now out and show large increases to reflect the higher prices paid during the past 3 years and especially the past 12 months. Remember RV’s are not an estimate of the real market value of your property they are

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Renaissance for spinning at Karori’s craft centre

Lindsey McWha, Akane Downer, Karen Simcox and Theresa Gallacher from the Friday spinning and weaving group. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis By Julia Czerwonatis

Karori Arts and Crafts Centre (KACC) celebrate a renaissance of the traditional crafts of spinning and weaving with their latest meetup group. Once a week, the spinners, weavers and those who aspire to learn the skills, meet to make scarves, blankets, wall hangings and more in an old-fashioned manner with wheels and knitters looms. “It’s all those old skills that are slowly coming back now,” Margaret Taylor, Karori Arts and Crafts manager, says. “But anything to do with wool has always been popular – it has never really left us.” For spinning and weaving group member Theresa Gallacher spinning is “very relaxing”, and she

also enjoys the social side of the meetups. “Not everyone who comes here knows how to turn fleece into thread or how to make a blanket. You learn as you go – everybody helps everyone,” Theresa says. Akane Downer, who has moved to New Zealand from overseas, agrees. “When I came here I didn’t know anyone. If I just stay home, I would be very lonely, but here in the centre I met so many new people and learnt new skills,” Akane said. The group hopes to get some pieces ready for the upcoming Fabric and Fibre exhibition – an annual event where local crafters and KACC members present and sell their work. “There will be a lot of gorgeous

Historic homestead looking for a new tenant Wellington City Council is looking for a potential tenant to lease the historic Halfway House – and the public can get a sneak peek of it during Heritage Week. The historic house, located on the Glenside Reserve, has a rich history spanning over 130 years, including being a family homestead, golf course club house, and meeting venue for the local tennis club. “The council are looking for a long term sustainable use for the building, and it’s an ideal opportunity for the right person,” Myfanwy Emeny, open space and parks manager, says. “They will need to appreciate the unique heritage character of the building and should be community minded.” Alexander and Margaret Brown built the house around 1885, which became known as the Halfway House due to its location midway on the main route between Wellington and Porirua. In 1951, council bought the house and associated land and

BNI Chapter members for their hard work in raising funds for the hospice. “They are a fantastic group of community-minded people, who are really committed to helping Wellingtonians in need.” Diane Grayson, president of the Positively Wellington Chapter says the whole group was very supportive of Mary Potter Hospice and the services they provide in Wellington. “The fundraising events that we hold are always met with enthusiasm and the generosity shown is amazing.” Local business owner Keith Newell, manager and funeral director of Lychgate Funerals, has been a Positively Wellington BNI Chapter member for about four years “I have been a past president of the chapter and I am currently the

created a reserve, then leased the house until about 1997 – it has been unoccupied since. The Halfway House has recently been restored to its former glory. It has new piles, a new roof, replaced weatherboards and two cast iron fireplaces. It even has an early settler Victorian farm garden created by the Halfway House Heritage Gardeners. “Finding a long term tenant with a focus on the preservation and sustainable use of the house and surrounding gardens is a priority,” Claire Bibby from the Glenside Progressive Association explains. “It really needs a new tenant to continue its legacy.”  The Halfway House is having an open day on Sunday, October 29, from 10am as part of Wellington City Heritage Week, so members of the public can experience the history and cultural heritage of the site up close and personal. More information can be found on wellingtoncityheritageweek.

things on display and up for sales,” Margaret says. “Beautiful, handmade quilts, knitted ware, handsome kids clothes, jams and chutneys, and crafted cards. “It’s a great opportunity to stock up for Christmas.”  Karori Arts and Crafts Centre on 7 Beauchamp Street will invite visitors to their Fabric and Fibre exhibition from Saturday, October 28 to Saturday, November 4, everyday from 10am to 4pm. Free entry and EFTPOS available.  The spinning and weaving groups meets every Friday, 9amnoon.  KACC offers a special deal – $35 membership fee until the end of the year with access to all regular crafting groups.

Glenside’s Halfway House, was built around 1885 and has recently been restored – now council is inviting Wellingtonians to bring life back into the historic building. PHOTO: Supplied

Local business network group supports Mary Potter Members of the Positively Wellington BNI Chapter were on hand at the Mary Potter Hospice to acknowledge their fundraising efforts and officially place a plaque on the recognition board at the hospice, two weeks ago. The local business network group with around 40 members meet every Friday morning, and over the past 12 months have held a series of events to raise funds for Mary Potter. The highlight was a recent mid-winter Christmas charity auction that raised $5760 in just one night. “Getting support from our local community is so important for the sustainability of Mary Potter Hospice,” Philippa Sellens, Mary Potter’s acting chief executive, says. “We are incredibly grateful to all the Positively Wellington


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Summer, sun and shopping fun! 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


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How did you get into the funeral business? I began my funeral directing career 10 years ago having been “prompted” by my wife Carole to seriously consider the idea! Previously I had worked for a large government department in a variety of administrative roles.

What do you enjoy about your profession? I love the interaction I have with my

It’s a quite a special year for the Rotary Club of Johnsonville – in June the local Rotarians celebrated their 50th anniversary since it was chartered on April 15, 1967. So for funeral business owner William Nobelen it has been a unique honour to take over this year’s presidency. Independent Herald reporter Julia Czerwonatis talked to William about how he become manager of Affordable Funeral Directors and what he has planned ahead as the current Rotary president.

When did you become involved with Rotary?

Community Centre to support the Life Education Trust. We have also worked closely with Challenge 2000, Plunket, House of Grace, schools, and many other local community groups.

I joined the Rotary Club of Johnsonville nearly 10 years ago and am currently serving my second term as president.

As current president, what have you planned for the months to come?

funeral families; being trusted to walk a few steps with them on their grief journey is a great privilege.

What Rotary projects that you have been involved with in the past have inspired you? Johnsonville Rotary for many years ran an annual book fair in the Johnsonville

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Just Cuts Hair Salon — consistent and economical Aroha Ingram is a hairdresser with many years of experience and is proud to have recently acquired ownership of the Johnsonville branch of Just Cuts. At Just Cuts - Style Cuts for the whole family are available and no appoint-

ment is necessary. If you want a quality Style Cuts™ cut from an experienced hairdresser then we’ve got you covered! Just Cuts specialise in cutting for men, women and children of any age for just

$29.00. Plus, every one of our Stylists is a fully qualified professional, trained in the latest hairdressing trends and techniques. The friendly and professional team look forward to welcoming you soon.

especially all kinds of Pho and noodles soup. Our food is full of flavour from different kinds of Vietnamese mint and herbs, also the food is fresh and prepared daily. For three years these

have been our local favourite. If you havent tried us before then head to Johnsonville Mall today. We take orders on the phone and orders for office lunch or tea. Please call 020 4036 9761 to make your order.

nail services with latest SNS products and gel polish. Also, we've developed a new sister brand called "Fabulash Brows". We offer this brand with microblading and a semi-permanent make up service with the high quality products and tools, tinting, waxing. Eyelash extensions are also now availa-

ble in this salon. 4 Seasons Nails is now a one stop-shop salon where you can get all beauty done at once! Bookings and walk-ins are welcome. Gift vouchers are also available for your Christmas Gift! Call 478 5708 or book online at

wedding , we would love to help you. The little lace dress is a wardrobe essential and the linen shift dress teamed back with a jacket will take you anywhere. Verge acrobats are hot on demand, they give great comfort and style. There are plenty of metallic

printed T’s in rose gold and silver wear back with the white ankle grazer and team with your favourite sneakers. The shop is full of florals and stripes, stars and spots, brights and neutrals. Call in, we would love to see you. The Team at Glorias

Pho Bac Pho Bac is an authentic Vietnamese restaurant located in Johnsonville Shopping Mall. We have a wide range of healthy salads, summer rolls, spring rolls, traditional Vietnamese Banh Mi, fried rice, chicken curry, stir fried beef,

4 Seasons Nails 4 Seasons Nails has been relocated to the new and bigger salon just opposite our old salon in the Johnsonville Mall. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients who have been coming to us for the last 10 years. We now have been settled in our news salon and continue to offer all our current


Glorias Yes, the warmer weather is coming, I can feel it in the air. The summer holidays are fast approaching and if you need to get that wardrobe sorted call in to see the latest styles. If its something you need for a casual day at the beach, or a night out in town, or that summer

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CLASSIFIEDS Public Notices

WHAT’S ON... The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $15.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office, phone (04) 587 1660 or email

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Learn to budget and save. 3.00pm, Sunday 5,12 and 19 November, Broderick Road Chapel, Johnsonville. Contact Bruce 478 9411 or book online

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NORTHLAND SCHOOL Applications for Out of Zone Enrolment for Terms 1 and 2, 2018 Enrolment at Northland School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office or the school website www. The Board of Trustees has made a limited number of places available for out of zone students in Terms 1 and 2, 2018. As the Board operates an enrolment scheme, it is required to fill any vacant out of zone places by ballot in cases where there are more applications for enrolment than there are places available. Under the terms of the enrolment scheme siblings of out of zone children currently at the school get priority for available places. The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is 4.00pm Friday 10 November. If necessary a ballot will be held on Monday 13 November. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Application forms for the ballot are available from: Northland School 14 Harbour View Road, Northland, Wellington 6012

Board of Trustees Election Nominations are invited for the election of 2 parent representatives to the board of trustees.

Brad McAneney

A nomination form and a copy of this notice will be posted to all eligible voters.

Phone: 477 477 44045 Phone: 025

Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on 17 November 2017 and may be accompanied by a candidate’s statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.

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SUMMER FOOTBALL Calling all Footballers Football programmes for all, from age 6 to 17, during term 4. Information about each programme on our website

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The poll closes at noon on 1 December 2017 Diana Bradley Returning Officer

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Board of Trustees’ Mid-Term Election Public Notices

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Nominations are invited for the election of 2 parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday, 17th November 2017 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 1st December 2017. Karen Saunders, Returning Officer

PROPERTY and Apartment management, tenancy, rents and project management. Call John 022-3588962.

Parent Election Notice Board of Trustees’ Mid-Term Election Nominations are invited for the election of 2 parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday, 17th November 2017 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 1st December 2017.

St Benedict’s School Khandallah

Parent Election Notice

Board of Trustee’s Mid-Term Election Nominations are invited for the election of 2 parent representatives to the board of trustees. A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be posted to all eligible voters. You can nominate another person to stand as a candidate, or you can nominate yourself (make sure you sign both parts of the form). Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Friday, 17th November 2017 and may be accompanied by signed candidates’ statements. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Friday 1st December 2017. B. Edwards Returning Officer

Judy Cosgriff Returning Officer

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We all need to take medicines at some time during our lives - for some it is everyday, others only sometimes for a cold or headache. Self Care pharmacists can provide you with the fact card Safe Use of Medicines, and help you with any questions you have about any medicines you are taking. Whether you buy medicines or get them on prescription, Self Care pharmacists advise that they have some good suggestions for taking medicines properly, and for getting the best results from their use. Know what your medicines are for. Even if your doctor has explained, when you collect your medicines discuss with your pharmacist what each medicine is for. Your pharmacist can give you information on the expected effects of each medicine and how to take or use them correctly, and whether they will interact with other medicines you have been prescribed or medicines that you have purchased. Before taking any medicine, read the label carefully to confirm you are taking the correct medicine, the correct dose, at the correct time. This is especially important if you take many medicines at different times of the day. Labels have other important information such as when to take the medicines in relation to

food (with food or on an empty stomach), whether the medicine must be swallowed whole, whether it has to be used-up by a certain date. Pharmacists can also advise you if you miss a dose and when to take the next one. Sometimes medication may be large and difficult to swallow. Not all tablets and capsules can be halved or crushed and your pharmacist can help you with this. Talk to your pharmacist if you develop any unusual symptoms after you start taking a medicine. It is best to get this checked out as it may be an allergic reaction or an unwanted side effect of the medicine. Always measure liquid medicines accurately, using proper measures, to make sure you get the correct dose. A range of reusable measuring devices are available from pharmacies and your pharmacist can advise you on the one most suitable for you and your family. Drink a large glass of water as you swallow tablets or capsules. This will stop the medicine becoming stuck in your throat and help it get down to your stomach quickly to start working as soon as possible. It helps to lean forward as you swallow. Only take medicines that have been prescribed for you, and those recommended for you by your pharmacist. Do not use other people’s medicines because

they may not be suitable for your health condition. Other people's medicines may interact with other medicines you are taking. Store medicines correctly and dispose of them safely. Safe means out of reach of children - preferably in a locked cupboard. This is really vital when children come to your home only occasionally. Store medicines in a dry place, away from direct light or heat, so they don't degrade. However, some medicines need to be kept in the fridge. Don't keep medicines that are no longer needed. Despite the wastage, there are safety concerns in keeping old medicines "just in case". Don't throw them out in general rubbish, instead, talk to your pharmacist about safe disposal. Medicines returned to your pharmacist cannot be reused, and charges cannot be refunded. Discuss with your pharmacist if your medicines look different from what you are expecting. It is best to be reassured that everything is as it should be. If you are having trouble managing your medicines, your pharmacist may be able to help with their packaging especially for your own individual medication needs. Talk to your Self Care pharmacist about your medicine, to get the best outcome for your health.

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John “Mystery” Morrison – a well-known and highly respected former international cricketer – was inducted as a life member at Onslow Cricket Club’s 86th Annual General Meeting on Saturday night. John has contributed a great deal to Onslow cricket over the years, his friends at the club say. “I have been impassioned about making John a life member because he is a great Onslow man from way back, lived in Trelissick Cresent, played junior rugby for Onslow and played Cricket for Onslow,” Andy Wilson, who nominated John as a life member, says. John grew up around Ngaio and Khandallah and at the age of


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Professional rower from UK 51. J.K. Rowling 7.00pm coaches Marsden girls chose the Monday 30th November

unusual At the Clubrooms When rowing professionally in England, name including with the Olympics team, Rachel ‘Hermione’ Gamble-Flint suffered an injury, which cut her Corner of Main Road so youngcareer short. sporting and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls “It was a very sudden finish,” Rachel says. wouldn’t The keen sportswoman wanted to stay involved be teasedin rowing so she decided to teach Bringing local news rowing. for being After coaching at Melbourne Girls Grammar nerdy! to the community Rachel joined the team at Samuel Marsden Collegiate School and played an integral part in their most successful rowing Situation season everVacant last year. The girls won medals at the North Island Former professional rower Rachel GamSecondary Schools Regatta (NISS) and at the ble-Flint has been appointed director of MAADI Cup. For the first time in years, Rachel rowing at Samuel Marsden Collegiate was also able to take to the water herself, win- School. PHOTO: Supplied ning gold in the women’s coxless quad sculls at the North Island Club Champs and a bronze and she has a fun but challenging training schedule planned for her senior rowers. at the NZ National Rowing Championships. “The challenge in Wellington is the weather. For someone coming back from major back surgery Rachel leads her students by example. You can’t rely on being on the water every day, Rachel has secured her tenure at Marsden so we have to be flexible in our training.” This includes being on the rowing machines School as director of rowing and has started Deliverers Required in but also going on group tramps and using the the season with a team of over 30 girls. for fun fitness sessions. “It’s fantastic the interest inMohaka, rowing and beach Area 1:seeing Momona, Kawatiri - Kaponga. Rachel is always looking for new ways to stay having an enthusiastic group of girls wanting to try the sport. I aim to give the girls the fit and have fun at the same time. “The Marsden girls are incredibly hard-workopportunity to be competitive, enjoy the sport ing and enthusiastic and we are looking forward and to be active and healthy,” Rachel says. Her plans are to teach the junior girls good to the season, which kicks off with the Lake teamwork and getting their basic skills in place Karapiro regatta in December.”

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Embracing that losing feeling A loss at the right time can always be a positive and that will be the case for the All Blacks after Saturday’s 23-18 defeat to the stubborn Wallabies in Brisbane. The loss will inject the Aussie’s with a bit of self belief which is good for the hurting global game but the men in black shouldn’t be too disheartened. The All Blacks were missing a number of frontline players and with A solid more than 50 players set to wear the silver fern in 2017, the reality is that there have been plenty of injuries and personal reasons to keep the coaching staff and selectors busy. The All Blacks lost a dead-rubber game while blooding new players. So, what did we learn? Beauden Barrett is the best No. 10 in the country while Ben Smith is easily the best fullback. The forwards miss the physicality and work rate of Brodie Retallick in the tight stuff. The end of year Northern Hemisphere tour will be fascinating. Applications are available at our recruitment office or at the security gate based in the Ngauranga George in Wellington. Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654.

The prospect of seeing dynamic 20-year-old hooker Asafo Aumua in action while Jack Goodhue has a great chance at nailing down a long-term midfield spot. There is still a need to find a third halfback and a third No. 10 but blooding more than 50 players this year proves the All Blacks have depth which is the envy of the world considering their strong winning record this year. The other interesting factor will be to see how the defence goes with coaching guru Wayne Smith having stepped away after the loss on Saturday. Rest assured though, this is the All Blacks - success is a key aspect of the brand and it’s woven into the fabric of the iconic jersey. Winning is a habit and for this team it is the expectation each time they play. The facts are they can’t win all the games and some games are more important than others. Let’s learn from it and build to win the games that matter over the next two years. View the Wainuiomata News


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