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Grand event By Jamie Adams

Grandparents from around the country and even abroad congregated with their loved one for a special celebration at St Anthony’s School in Seatoun on Friday. The Catholic primary school held a mass for pupils and their families to mark Grandparents Day, a tradition that has been held there for nine years. Although not recognised in New Zealand, Grandparents Day is held in many countries on various dates. Principal Jennifer Ioannou says the day is celebrated at the school just before Labour Day in order to give visiting grandparents a chance to stay with their families for the long weekend. Continued on page 2. Hagan Macfadyen, 12, and Tegan Macfadyen, 8, with mother Shan Macfadyen and “honorary” grandmother Eileen Jaspers. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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Continued from page 1. “Some of the grandparents have come from Australia especially to be here today,” she says. “We take them on a tour of the school, show them the work we do in classrooms and having a special morning tea.” Father Ephrem led the Mass

Wellington City Council has agreed to reappoint its chief executive Kevin Lavery, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. Kevin 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 will be formally con-

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made by pupils stating various international words for grandparents, including yiayia, tata, olympia, opa, papou, taua and tama. During the Mass, children thanked their grandparents in various languages followed by a prayer to them in English. The Mass finished with a

photo montage of grandparents from past and present. The Atkinson-Milins family, had only just enrolled their children in the school only a week prior to the event. Parent Benoit Milin, who had just arrived from France, was “very impressed” with the service and said the school was very welcoming.

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by acknowledging the sacrifice parents make even in old age. He also pointed out that grandparents, along with their children and grandchildren are the equivalent of the Holy Trinity – three persons as one God. On display were posters

firmed at the council meeting in November. “I’m very pleased that Kevin has agreed to stay on and continue the great work he is doing for our city. Kevin has been a strong leader for our council staff and has good experience as a chief executive,” Justin says. “This is a very busy time for our city and our council – with

an ambitious agenda including major housing reforms, sorting out our congestion and landing major economic development projects like the Film Museum and Convention Centre.” Justin says the council is also finishing the job around a living wage for its staff, reforming the way consents work and investing in making the city more

resilient. “We wanted stability and continuity in our leadership team through this time. Kevin has been instrumental in helping us implement a clear agenda for the city, and gearing up our council staff to deliver on it. “I’m looking forward to working with Kevin as we continue to take Wellington forward.”

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‘Human’ penguins send message about climate change Using theatre to turn people into penguins was a symbolic way to highlight some of the planet’s most vulnerable species in this year’s global Aotearoa Climate Change Theatre Action events in Wellington. Massey University’s Associate Professor Elspeth Tilley says “human penguins” were on the stage and in the streets of Wellington this Labour Weekend. They showcased how artists and performers could respond to environmental and social issues – in this case, the serious threat of global warming on

the existence of Antarctica’s penguin populations. Elspeth’s new play, The Penguins, is being performed in 14 locations worldwide from Paris to Shanghai and the United States, and featured at Massey’s Wellington campus on Labour Day. It is one of nine short plays on climate change featured at this year’s Still Waving: Climate Change Theatre Action event – part of a six-week global movement to highlight climate change issues through performance.

In a thematic prelude, human “penguins” took to the streets of central Wellington in the “Becoming Penguin” performance walk, starting at the Cenotaph at Parliament at 1pm and heading to Massey University. Participants were invited to join the walk wearing whatever black and white items they had in their wardrobe that lent a penguin “look”. Creator of “Becoming Penguin” Catherine Bagnall, a Massey School of Design lecturer, is an artist whose work focuses on the edges of fashion

studies and its intersection with performance practices. “In the context of questions about humanity’s relationship to the planetary ecosystem and how we categorise ‘other’ species, ‘Becoming Penguin’ explores ideas about the end of the Anthropocene and the beginning of the post-human world,” Catherine says. The walk, she says, was to “symbolise support for all the communities taking personal responsibility for climate action at a local level, when governments won’t.”

Anu keen to put best foot forward on tour By Jamie Adams

A Lyall Bay dancer is looking forward to returning to the road to show the country the fine art of contemporary dance. Anu Khaping is a member of the five-strong Footnote New Zealand Dance troupe, which this week begins a nationwide tour of its double-bill CONTRAST. Anu will be performing in both dances. Super Ornate Construct, by Sarah Foster-Sproull, explores the idea of deconstructing a man alone through the eyes of a woman. The second, Emma Murray’s Participation, is an improvised work which invites the audience to consider experience in relation to others and the spaces we inhabit. While Super Ornate Construct has recorded narration to allow the audience to understand the story, Participation is open to interpretation. “They are both very different in

style,” Anu says. “Super Ornate has dialogue which makes it clear for people while the one isn’t about a story but how the group can evolve together and find tempo with rhythm.” As a professional dancer, Anu trains the same hours as any conventional worker – 9am-5pm Monday to Friday – with up to three hours a session on each piece. She and the other dancers have been rehearsing for four months. Anu, 24, was born in Nepal and moved to New Zealand when she was young. She kick-started her contemporary dance career with Hagley Dance Company in 2013, before continuing her training at Unitec after considering a career in nursing. “Maybe I’ll do that in the future, but I love what I’m doing right now,” she says. She feels blessed to have made it in the dance world, given how competitive auditions are, even with a performing arts degree.

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Health professionals are urging parents to get support to help their children maintain their health through childhood, after it was revealed 49 percent of Māori families and 19 percent of Pasifika families have declined referrals for support. “We want children to stay fit, happy and healthy. That’s why we encourage families to take up these referrals,” says Capital & Coast DHB Pacific people’s health director Taima Fagaloa.

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International schizophrenia and psychosis expert Professor Peter Haddad will share his expertise at a special lecture in Wellington next week. He is a consultant at the Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, and an honorary clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Manchester. “Prof Haddad is highly regarded for his work on mental health issues such as schizophrenia and psychosis,” says mental health, addictions and intellectual disability service general manager Nigel Fairley. The fellowship is named for mental health client Chad Buckle, who took his own life in 2003. The public lecture is at Victoria University’s Rutherford House, Bunny St, on Thursday, October 26. Admission is free.

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inbrief news Mission to launch Christmas appeal The Wellington City Mission will launch its Christmas Star Appeal on Monday. Last Christmas the mission was able to feed around 3000 people through Christmas food parcels, provide children with over 9300 gifts to enjoy on Christmas Day, and support 31 other local social service agencies with food and goods. This year the mission asks people across Greater Wellington to “be someone’s star” by getting involved in its Christmas Walk of Fame which will be displayed on Wellington’s waterfront in December, and the Star Car Christmas Raffle where people can win prizes include a Mitsubishi Mirage. Deputy mayor Jill Day will lay a promotional star on the pavement at Monday’s event on the Wellington waterfront near Te Papa at 10am.

Health commitment welcomed The Public Health Association of New Zealand (PHA) welcomes the new government’s commitment to health as a priority for increased investment. “DHBs, primary care practitioners and the NGO sector urgently need relief from the financial pressures that are demoralising staff, increasing treatment errors and prolonging staff shortages,” says PHA CEO Warren Lindberg. “We are especially pleased that the new government will prioritise determinants of health, such as poverty, housing, water quality and environmental damage from climate change. “New Zealand is internationally recognised for leadership in quality professional care, but also for its failure to ensure access to services for people who are poor, culturally and linguistically different, or otherwise disadvantaged.”

Proposed eastern cycleway options released Wellington City Council has now listed the preferred design options for cycle routes in the eastern suburbs and prioritised which of these will go forward for formal consultation next month. During September, over 400 Wellingtonians attended open days and over 580 people provided 918 pieces of feedback on design options for over 20 streets in the eastern suburbs. Most of these options were identified by the eastern community working groups earlier this year and the feedback has helped council narrow down the design options to a single proposed design for each street and prioritise when these could be built. Council’s portfolio leader for Public Transport, Walking and Cycling Sarah Free says people will be able to see how the cycling network is shaping up. “The proposed two-way bike path on the seaward side of Evans Bay Parade from Carlton Gore Road to north of Greta Point will create a high-quality link between the city, Miramar and Kilbirnie, and will also join up with the proposed two-way bike path through Miramar cutting which we consulted on in September,” she says.

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“The Kilbirnie routes will provide an important east-west connection through to Newtown. “The type of bike lane must be appropriate for the type of street. So what we are proposing does vary, depending on the volume and speed of traffic. “We also have to ensure that all of the bike-lane designs will work together between streets to create connected biking

corridors.” On busy roads, protected kerbside bike lanes (between the kerb and parked cars) would include raised buffer zones to allow people to park against and step out onto from their vehicles. On quieter streets the solutions are painted lanes or sharrow road markings in areas where bikes and cars can more easily share the road. “In some streets retaining the

current amount of parking isn’t always going to be possible,” Sarah says. “However we are looking at ways to mitigate parking loss where we can in the detailed design process”. The only streets in the fourweek consultation from November 13 are those which could be built by mid-2019 to secure the Urban Cycleways Programme funding currently on offer.

Get free drapes before it’s curtains for the year It’s the last chance for lowincome families to get free curtains for their homes as the Wellington Curtain Bank will soon be closing for the summer. The Curtain Bank provides free, lined curtains to householders with a Community Services Card who do not already have them, between

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Sustainability champ puts hand up for by-election A vision of Wellington as the coolest it’s all about pumping livelihood back into little sustainable capital in the world is our communities. behind eco-fashion pioneer Laurie Foon’s “At a city-wide level, it’s about shining decision to stand for the Southern Ward a light nationally and globally on the in the upcoming Wellington City Council mind-blowing innovation already taking by-election. place here in Wellington.” Laurie will stand as an independent canLaurie wants Wellington to become more didate for the spot left vacant by Paul Eagle waste-conscious, with flow-on benefits for who was recently elected as Rongotai MP. business, people and the planet. A resident of Berhampore for 17 years “Reducing waste, improving recycling with her husband and two daughters, Lau- and becoming plastic-bag free are all on rie founded iconic fashion label Starfish my radar. I believe there is more to do to in the 1980s, running the business for 20 drive behaviour change and make it easier years as an early adopter of eco-conscious for us all to reduce our impact.” fashion in New Zealand. She supports the council’s Low Carbon She is currently Wellington regional Plan and says working towards those goals will demonstrate manager of the Sustainable Business Wellington’s leadership Network and founder and presenter as an innovative smart of B-side stories, an Access Radio city. show and podcast that interviews “If the Southern the people that make Wellington Ward will have me, tick. I’ll make sure we This year she was awarded an are supporting those Absolutely Positively Wellingmaking good things tonian Award and a Kiwibank happen, and champion Local Hero Medal in recognitions local good businesses for her contributions to the comand sustainability for munity and environment. our city.” “ T h r oug hout my career I’ve worked to develop smarter,  N omi more sustainable nations ways of doing for the business. I Southern u nd e r st a nd Ward close the exciting t o d ay. A oppor tuniby-election ties for our will be conpeople and ducted by planet in dopostal vote ing ‘good’ from Thursbusiness day, Novemand the b er 30 and importance close on Friday, of collaboraDecember 22. tion.” Laurie says supporting better businesses in Wellington would be Wellington Sustainable Business Network manager Laurie Foon is standing in the Southern Ward her key focus. by-election. PHOTO: Supplied “At a local level,

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: We now have a new Labour-led government. What do you think of that?

Abraham Hsieh, Miramar “I think it’s OK, because I like some of the policies from Labour. I think it will last.”

Glenn Kingston, Strathmore Park “That was a surprise. I voted Labour but I didn’t think it would happen. I think Winston is dog tucker if he doesn’t play ball.”

Gemma Natoli, Strathmore Park “ I don’t know how it’s going to work with three groups in Government. I can’t see them keeping their promises for three years.”

Tricha Matsis, Island Bay “I’m disappointed, as I think it should be based on which party has the biggest number of seats. MMP is flawed.”

Andrew Braddock, Berhampore “I don’t understand MMP and clearly Winston said we don’t understand it. We live in difficult times. It’s time for a change.”

Bobby Williams, Newtown “I do support [Winston’s] choice. He’s quite clever in the way he gets his votes. He did a good job getting us here.”

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

Unprecedented horrors in the Tribulation we have created Dear Editor, Re “Word on the Street” (Oct. 19), I can’t help wondering whether you were selective in which people and their opinions were featured: all six agreed with the PC view that Countdown and New World will be right to cease using plastic carrier-bags as from New Year 2019. I’m quite happy that permanent bags, especially cloth ones, should be encouraged as an option; but it’s annoying that we should be forbidden the other option of plastic ones

that are so useful at home and elsewhere. It was annoying when NZ Post suddenly ceased to issue carrier bags of any sort; but that SOE appears to be deliberately running itself down to eventual liquidation, by the method of constantly raising its charges and reducing its services, to scare customers away! Those three organisations have never asked for customers’ opinions, but have just imposed PC ideas on us. Well, I’ll probably have carked before the supermarkets do

what they say they will do; but I’m sure I’m not alone in being somebody who finds those plastic bags an agreeable option. As for saving the planet by human effort, you can’t win! Only the return of Christ, now imminent, to destroy the Antichrist’s reign, is going to do that; but there will first be unprecedented horrors in the Tribulation we have brought on ourselves, which has already begun. H Westfold, Miramar

Companionship key to wellbeing Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Dorothy Johnson didn’t expect to make new friends quickly when she moved to the Berhampore rest home, but she’s been pleasantly surprised. “When I first moved in, I didn’t feel much like coming out of my room to socialise,” says the 95-year-old who moved to Kilmarnock Heights five years ago. “But then Jean [Lawson, a fellow resident] started inviting me over for lunch.” The invitation brought Dorothy out of her shell and the pair, both in their nineties, have been friends ever since. They’re spotted together regularly around the home, often holding hands and laughing together. Jean, a former nurse, says reaching out to Dorothy wasn’t hard, as helping others to settle in at the home makes her feel valued and useful. “I’ve always loved people and I think

it’s my way of helping others and making a difference.” Recreation officer Annelize Steyn says companionship is an important part of the Enliven philosophy which Kilmarnock Heights Home follows. Residents are supported to get to know one another, take part in social activities and maintain community connections. “Companionship has the power to alleviate loneliness and isolation and is vital to the wellbeing of elders,” says Annelize. “Here, residents can have companionship whenever they want it and on their own terms. We support elders to connect with each other, but also to maintain friendships and connections in the community.”  For more information about Kilmarnock Heights Home call 04 380 2034 or visit www.enlivencentral.org.nz. PBA

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Parish spring gala back for 2017 Seatoun locals are encouraged to get on down to a spring celebration this weekend. The Peninsula Parish, made up of both St Aidan’s and St George’s churches, is holding its annual gala this Saturday. As in previous years, there will be face painting, cupcake decorating, bouncy castles, a Christmas stall, baking and white elephant (second hand goods for sale donated by residents). There will also be Ethiopian food on offer, along with a barbecue boasting the usual sausages and meat patties. If the weather is bad then afternoon tea will be provided inside. The Kilbirnie Fire Station would be on hand to give children the opportunity to take a close look at a fire engine. “The station officer from Kilbirnie is bringing his crew and the fire appliance. They will also carry out a fire safety presentation,” convenor Beverley Alexander says. “The kids just love it.” Priest-in-Charge Tim McKenzie says they tried to keep activities nice and affordable for the community. “It’s not about money it’s about showing everyone a good time,” he says. “It is kind of like a little window into another way of being – it’s like Downton Abbey. We are not trying to make top dollar, we are trying to show the community a little fun.” Beverley said the annual gala was used as a fundraiser for the parish. “The funds are for the parish and

inbrief news Golf competition The Royal New Zealand Air Force’s aerobatics team completed a fly-past as part of the opening of the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship golf competition yesterday. The team, made up of qualified flying instructors from Central Flying School and No.14 Squadron, conducted sweeps over the Royal Wellington Golf Club at 5.30pm.

Cemetery Bus Service Karori & Makara Cemeteries This bus service is sponsored by Lychgate Funerals. It operates on the first Tuesday of each month. (If the first Tuesday is a Public Holiday then the bus trip will take place on the following Tuesday). The cost of the return trip is $5.00 per person.

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Beverly Alexander and Tim McKenzie are inviting the community along for some good old fashioned fun at a gala this Saturday. PHOTO: Cook Strait News File

the community. We are always on the lookout for people who need a little bit of help with this, that or the next thing.” They will also use money raised to continue to support refugee

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Tim Rosenbrook about to pop an Interislander charity balloon with his wife Jo at the Life Flight gala. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

The red carpet was rolled out outside the Air Rescue Centre in Rongotai last Thursday for the inaugural Life Flight Trust Gala. The black-tie dinner and charity auction was presented in an aircraft hangar by longtime Life Flight supporters Hiremaster to showcase the support of several businesses and individuals who gathered to raise funds for the life-saving organisation. Drummers from Narukami Taiko kicked off proceedings as guests arrived, with ambulance staff selling charity balloons to them as they mingled. While guests were expected to get a glimpse of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter at the event, an emergency callout to Kapiti meant it was absent for most of the evening. MC Mark Sainsbury told the audience that some people would not be here today if it wasn’t for Life Flight Trust’s services. “We are all happy to be here to help out.” Life Flight chief executive Ian Pirie praised Hiremaster for putting on an unprecedented celebratory event, along with dedicated sponsor Westpac and staff

who did an exceptional job. The sales of balloons and auction items, including a flight in the iconic chopper to deliver the match ball at a Phoenix game, raised more than $70,000. The biggest-selling item was a gold leaf-encrusted painting of Pencarrow Head called Noble Flight by Shelly Bay artist Juliet Best, which sold for $7000. The night also featured stories from past patients, such as Dan Comeskey, who was rescued by the helicopter team after falling off his roof in Whitby while putting up Christmas lights. Clive Button, the son of Life Flight founder Peter Button, also spoke on stage, along with Hiremaster’s founder Colin Taylor, who was friends with Peter and was a supporter of his vision from day one. There was also an appearance by 15-yearold singer Tiana So’oialao who performed versions of Adele’s Make You Feel My Love and Etta James’ At Last. Her singing was so good that Mark suggested her famous rugby-playing father Rodney would from now on be known as “Tiana’s dad”.

Subway to help fight hunger on World Sandwich Day Wellington’s Subway shops will join forces with shops in over 60 countries will for their fundraising event “Live Feed”, on World Sandwich Day next Friday. Live Feed is an initiative to help fight hunger around the globe. To celebrate the movement every customer who visits any Subway store on November 3 has the opportunity to buy a sub, salad or wrap, get one free for a friend and also help Subway give a meal to someone in need through perishable food donor KiwiHarvest. Every meal donated on World Sandwich Day will become part of the global Subway movement and will be tracked through the Subway “Live Feed” digital ticker, in high-profile areas around the world. Subway expects to donate thousands of meals across New Zealand, and millions more globally. Subway stores in Wellington are partnering with KiwiHarvest to provide food support to local charities and community groups in the city’s southern and eastern

suburbs. Each month, KiwiHarvest delivers more than 40,000kg of surplus fresh food to over 150 New Zealand charities to help provide hunger relief to those that need it most. KiwiHarvest CEO Deborah Manning says she is delighted to be part of Live Feed. “Hunger relief is such an important issue globally and it’s so great that Subway® has offered to help raise donations for New Zealanders who struggle to put food on their plates for themselves and their families,” Deborah says. Subway Wellington International Airport franchisee Jordyn Smaill says the team is thrilled to support KiwiHarvest in continuing to provide hunger relief to New Zealanders in need. “World Sandwich Day is all about bringing the community together to raise important funds to fight hunger relief not only in New Zealand, but around the globe.” More than 270 Subway shops across New Zealand will be involved in the charity drive.

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 purely for the purpose of your local authority or District Council to provide them with the vehicle to set your local authority rating value on your property. Your RV has been established by an individual sitting in an office looking at all past sales in your area as the main criteria used to set your personal RV.

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White Heron Colony - West Coast Whataroa is the departure point for tours to New Zealand’s only White Heron nesting site. For over 30 years the Arnold Family have been operating White Heron Sanctuary Tours and delighting visitors by sharing this world class attraction with them. The 2.5 hour tour consists of a short minibus ride to connect with a jet-boat for a gentle 20 minute scenic cruise into the Waitangiroto Nature

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New rules on all US-bound flights are set to come into effect, including stricter passenger screening to comply with government security measures. The move is designed to avoid expanding an in-cabin ban on laptops. Airlines say the new measures, which could include short security interviews with passengers, would be in place by Thursday. They will affect 325,000 airline passengers on about 2000 commercial flights arriving daily in the US, on 180 airlines from 280 airports in 105 countries, and industry trade group Airlines for America has said the changes might cause disruptions. The US announced the new rules in June to end the government's restrictions on carry-on electronic devices on planes coming from 10 airports in eight countries in the Middle East and North Africa in response to unspecified security threats. Those restrictions were lifted in July but the Trump administration said it could re-impose measures on a case by case basis if airlines and airports did not boost security.

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Seatoun Arts and Crafts Annual Exhibition and Sale. Fri 27 Oct 7-9pm, Sat 28 Oct 10am5pm, Sun 29 Oct 10am-4pm. Village Hall, 22 Forres St, Seatoun. Free admission.

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SALES CONSULTANT The Cook Strait News is looking for a highly organised sales professional to join our successful team. For the right person we will consider fulltime or part-time. Our sales consultants introduce businesses around our region to the benefits of advertising in our weekly publication. Working with our clients is a busy role but very rewarding, working alongside a fun team of individuals. This role requires: • Strong organisational and people skills • Drive, energy and motivation • A self-starter who can seek out opportunities • Building rapport and maintaining relationships • Achieving goals and targets If you are looking for a new challenge contact us today in confidence. Call Stephan on 04 587 1660 or send your CV at stephan@wsn.co.nz.

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OF THE WEEK The ancient Babylonians were the first to record their sightings of Jupiter. This was around the 7th or 8th century BC. Jupiter is named after the king of the Roman gods. To the Greeks, it represented Zeus, the god of thunder. Germanic tribes saw this planet as Donar, or Thor.

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Island Bay School Board of trustees’ election Nominations are invited for the election of 3 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, 17 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, 1 December 2017. Signed Justine Moore, Returning Officer

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programme for the first time. Director Jess McCarthy says they believe it was their dedication to making their clients feel good as well as look good that gave them the edge over their fellow nominees. “I think for us we really take the beauty association standards

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51. J.K. Rowling 7.00pm Vita Goodwin and Amy Johnston mould a set for a planned stop-motion animation short movie chose about the New Zealand history. PHOTO: Jamie AdamsMonday 30th November unusual At the Clubrooms name Island Bay School’s annual fair hammers and nails, timber, sewing that that sense of play – and that ‘Hermione’ will focus on raising funds for a machines and artCorner supplies,oftoMain LED Road sense of making and breaking and so young new way of learning that is being lights, wire, electronic equipment developing concepts in terms of and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata trialled there. and digital technologies. hands-on, fine-motor – is definitely girls The approach is called MakerPrincipal Deborah Fenton says decreasing with the kids that are wouldn’t space and it’s been described as Makerspaces are a way to en- coming through.” be teased Bringing local news “DIY meets education”. courage the learning dispositions Pupils have indicated a favourable for being A Makerspace is a physical area students are likely to need for response. nerdy! to the community set up with equipment and resourc- tomorrow’s workforce. “I like Makerspace because a es students can use to design, build “Things like collaboration, resil- teacher doesn’t have to instruct you and invent anything they want – orSituation ience, and capacity to kind of fail to do much and there aren’t many Vacant simply to experiment and tinker. at things,” she says. rules; you kind of get there and It could include anything from “One of the things we find is make an idea that’s creative, and it’s A solid

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George Doyle and Perry James work on a robotic vehicle that can move thanks to coding, along with a sensor bot that responds to colours. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

kind of fun,” Year 6 student Sean Ballara says. Jack Pritchard Yeo says Makerspace “kind of boosts your thinking and challenges your prior knowledge and makes you invent stuff”. Another student believes the Makerspace approach encourages collaboration and mentoring. “You could work in groups or you could ask someone to help you,” says Istvan Mills-Szabo. The “maker-centered” innovation

has teachers and students so excited they’re planning to use all the proceeds from next month’s school fair to roll out “maker-spaces” school-wide. It will feature children’s games, hot food, coffee, plants, books, second-hand clothing, crafts, preserves and more.  The school fair will be held at its Thames St campus on Saturday November 4, from 11am –2pm.

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Thursday October 26, 2017

SPORT

Memorial match brings out Island Bay’s Italians By Jamie Adams

Island Bay’s Italian footballers are gearing up this weekend for a tradition that mixes camaraderie with commemoration. The Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy is annual match contested between Club Italia in Nelson and Wellington’s Club Garibaldi, believed to be the oldest Italian club in the Southern Hemisphere. The origins of the tradition lie in August 1995 when a player by the name of Francis Miccio noticed that Club Garibaldi had a team in the Sunday social league. After speaking to Nelsonian Paul Romano, who at the time was playing for Garibaldi while studying in Wellington, Francis suggested a team cross the Cook Strait later in the year to play a Nelson team in an “all-Italian” match. Weeks prior to this event at a Club Italia committee meeting in Nelson, it was suggested the match be held in memory of player Aldo Cuccurrello who had died of a heart attack at the age of just 22 the previous year. A trophy was inaugurated in his name and the clubs have played at alternate venues in October or November every year since, bar one - the 2011 event was cancelled due to the Rugby World Cup. “This year’s game will be the

Club Garibaldi player Paolo Tagliente looks forward to the annual Aldo Cuccurullo Memorial Trophy match this Saturday. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

22nd,” Paolo says. “We have a 10-6 winning record, with five draws.” Paolo is one player whose Italian roots are closer than others in the club. He was born in Florence and settled in New Zealand as an adult after stints living in the UK and Netherlands. “When I came to New Zealand I joined the Seatoun club then when I was playing in the Capital Football league I got to know a few people and they mentioned

Club Garibaldi to me,” he says. “So I joined Island Bay where I discovered lots of second-generation Kiwis of Italian heritage.” Club Garibaldi president Linda De Gregorio says the reason the tradition has lasted for more than two decades is, from what players tell her, that they always have fun. “This weekend is once again a great opportunity to strengthen the good friendships between both clubs, honour Aldo Cuccurullo – and of course, have fun.”

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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 Aussies 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 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 deadrubber 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. The prospect of seeing dy-

namic 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.

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