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He encountered grizzly bears, suffered aching joints and endured harsh weather but for Lindsay Gault it was all worth it. The Island Bay resident is home after completing a four-month fundraising cycling journey across Canada. Lindsay biked 12,000km from the Arctic to Atlantic coasts, via the Pacific coast, from June to September, raising over $10,000 for the Cancer Society. Family, friends and representatives from the Cancer Society put on a party at Brew’d bar in Island Bay on Saturday to celebrate his adventure and the money raised. Continued on page 2. Charity cyclist Lindsay Gault celebrates his return from Canada in Island Bay’s Brew’d bar with wife Barbara. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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Continued from page 1. Cancer Society fundraising manager Graeme Milne says many people do epic tours for the charity but “we were blown away by this”. “We couldn’t believe the scale,” he says. “It was very humbling for us to be part of it and see [Lindsay] doing this for us.” The amount raised was the second-highest ever for an individual’s cause, Graeme notes. Lindsay’s journey began at Inuvialuit, in the remote Northwest Territories, where the roads still had dangerous black ice despite it being summer. Travelling southwest, he touched the Pacific at Prince Rupert then embarked eastwards over the gruelling Rocky Mountains to the Prairie Provinces. After months traversing the vast North American continent, Lindsay reached the terminus of his journey at Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, on September 21. Lindsay, who has also cycled north to south across Africa, says his motivation this time was personal. “This ride started out dedicated to my Dad who died at the age of 49 years from cancer, and the adventures he could have had.”

Lindsay Gault pauses while crossing the Stewart River in Yukon. PHOTO: Supplied

Just before he was about to embark he was dealt another blow with his younger sister and sister-in-law diagnosed almost simultaneously with breast cancer. “[Sister] Andrea was one of the reasons I was riding; the fact she is back on her bike is testament to her resilience,” he says. He describes Canada as an “amazing” place with very

generous people. “The support of Canadians really made the trip that much better.” It wasn’t all plain sailing – while camping in the woods he encountered a grizzly bear that came within an arm’s length of him. “It didn’t register until 20km down the road what I had experienced.”

Hundreds of Kiwi families are set to receive free nappies this week following a national nappy drive supported by Plunket and Uber. The nappy drive is the brainchild of Jessie Jarvie, founder of online baby and toddler supplies delivery service The Baby Bag. Jessie says the idea came when she realised huge numbers of nappies were going to waste in New Zealand every day.

“One thing we hear time and again from our customers is that they have spare nappies lying about at home, either because they no longer fit, or they’re no longer needed,” she says. It is estimated the average Kiwi family spends around $2000 a year on nappies for each baby, assuming they are in nappies for three years. Jessie’s company delivers across Auckland, Wellington

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Month of DIY fun at Bunnings Lyall Bay It’s all about the great outdoors this November at Bunnings Warehouse Lyall Bay with a series of free home maintenance and outdoor entertainment do-it-yourself workshops every Saturday and Sunday at 11am and 1pm. The workshops will provide

participants with insights and hands-on DIY projects for the home and outdoor space in preparation for the entertaining season. This weekend features kitchen, bathroom and laundry workshops, while November 11-12 features Outdoor Entertaining

workshops. The theme for November 18-19’s workshops is gardening, with generic DIY rounding it off on the 25th and 26th. Children will get their own DIY workshops as well: This weekend is “fun with paint”

while the following weekend focuses on recycling art. November 18-19 features Game Makers workshops, while the theme for November 25-26 is woodwork. Their DIY workshop times vary so visit Bunnings.co.nz/yourstore for times.

War ancestor remembered at massive family reunion By Jamie Adams

Family reunions are usually big occasions, but it is rare for more than 100 people to turn up to them. That is indeed what took place in the cafeteria of the Dominion Museum Building where the Great War Exhibition is currently being held. The reunion carried special signifance as it was dedicated to the life of (Peter) Paul O’Malley, who was one of the many New Zealand soldiers who fought on the battlefields at Passchendaele 100 years ago. One of his many granddaughters, Wellingtonian Emma Bradley, organised the reunion to celebrate Paul’s legacy as well as commemorate his efforts during those grim years of World War One. Born in 1897, the rifleman fought in northen France from October 1916 to early 1917 before being transferred to Messines then Passchendaele where, he was shot in the shoulder and sent to London to convalesce. Remarkably, he continued to serve his country upon recovery, attending bombing and training camps until the war was over. With his wife Dorothy, Paul had 11 children who then gave them 45 grandchildren, who then had 80 children of their own. Emma painstakingly put together a

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Mike O’Malley, Justine Dougherty, Emma Bradley and Felicity O’Malley at the Paul O’Malley descendents’ reunion dinner at the National War Memorial on Saturday. With them is a signed war photograph donated by Sir Peter Jackson. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

family tree of these descendants, which was on display at Saturday’s reunion. Most of those descendants came from all over New Zealand to attend, and even one from Norway. Emma notes that post-war life was tough for Paul, as it would have for anyone who suffered the psychological, as well as physical, scars of war. “I’m sure he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and I know he had bouts of depression,” she says. “There was a lack of support back in those days. The war affected our family and upbringing.”

Emma’s motivation and choice of venue stemmed from tour of the exhibition with British friends who lived in Walton-on-Thames, near the hospital where Paul had recuperated. “When my dad came through, he cried, seeing what his father had been through. That’s why we’ve come down the Great War route.” A special guest with an extraordinary connection also attended. Opera singer Rebecca Woodmore, who sang E Paira, Jeruslaem and Danny Boy on the night, attended school at the virtually unknown Central Otago settlement of Paerau, where Paul

eventually lived after he had immigrated from Ireland. She went on to live in Belgium and even sang at war commemorations, including at Passchendaele. “New Zealand flags hang out of every house at Ypres [another Belgian battle site]. Even today there are still churches with bullet holes,” Rebecca told the audience. “The gratitude from them for our sacrifice is palpable.” Sir Peter Jackson also paid tribute to the reunion by donating a colourised photograph of Kiwi stretcher-bearers at Passchendaele.

Rebuilding the tertiary education sector into one that benefits us all is an urgent priority for the new government, the Tertiary Education Union says. In a briefing to the new Education Minister Chris Hipkins, the union calls for the minister to reverse years of National’s under funding, ensure communities have access to quality learning opportunities, change the rules so staff and students have a voice in workplace decisions, increase student support and improve pay and conditions. The union has written to the new Minister requesting a meeting at the earliest opportunity to discuss these recommendations in full.

Hybrids revolution Plug-in hybrids are an ideal electric vehicle option for those with one car and a need to regularly travel long distances or tow loads. This is the finding of this month’s survey by ‘Flip the Fleet’, a citizen science collaboration of over 420 electric vehicle owners who have signed up to share data from their cars’ dashboards each month. “Most New Zealand electric vehicle owners see plug-in hybrids as a useful step in the right direction” says Flip the Fleet participant Kathryn Trounson.

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inbrief news Celebratory exhibition Following on from its 125th birthday party, the Wellington Art Club is having a celebratory exhibition in the Rita Angus Village atrium. It commences on Friday, November 10 and closes at 4pm on Sunday, November 12. Paintings on exhibition will feature artists’ work at affordable prices. Go to wellingtonart.co.nz for further information on activities and the artists’ gallery.

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Ex-councillor Rob aims for another stint By Jamie Adams

After seven years in the political wilderness, Rob Goulden is aiming for a Wellington City Council comeback. The former eastern ward councillor, who served from 19982010, is one of eight candidates seeking election in the southern ward by-election. Rob, 60, has an exciting background – as well as previously working for the police and army he worked for four years in the Diplomatic Protection Squad when Rob Muldoon was Prime Minister, which included meeting Jimmy Carter when he visited New Zealand just after his presidency. In 1994-95 he did security work for United Nations VIP operations in Bosnia and later assisted in transporting food across Croatia. “I had a real interest in politics from army tours of India, Pakistan and the Middle East,” he says.

His motivation to stand again stems from the skyrocketing city debt of over $520 million, which is more than $200 million higher than when Celia Wade-Brown took over as mayor in 2010, he says. “It cost $46.8 million to build ASB Stadium. It costs $6.45 million a year to run it. “We have only 80,000 ratepayers and 5000 businesses who will be burdened by that.” “The next three years is particularly important with the planned capital projects, redevelopment of the port, building cycleways, social housing, road and transport issues.” Despite currently living in Miramar, the father-of-three doesn’t believe councillors have to live in the ward they represent. “Councillors in my view have a responsibility for the city as well as their wards. You are elected on a ward basis but represent for citywide issues such as water and roads.

Former Wellington City Councillor Rob Goulden is seeking reelection in the southern ward by-election. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

“My family have lived in Wellington more than 30 years. I am passionate about Wellington and the city needs experienced councillors.” As well as being independent, Rob considers himself a pragmatist; he believes the council is in a more cohesive state when there isn’t the ideological division that plagues national politics.

“I would like to think we have got a balance of views and a good chair and a really good team that work together for the benefit of the city.” He also believes there is a need for proper consultation on controversial issues like cycleways, for council to act openly and fairly, and for a more positive culture of teamwork.

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Primary-age students from three Wellington school and WHEN (Wellington Home Educators Network) will be putting their fresh slant on Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand’s Primarily Playing With Shakespeare 2017 (PPWS) production of As You Like It. The groups have been rehearsing their scenes in their own school or space, with co-director and mentor Sarah Burton making a few visits as and if required. 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 Sir Rowland de Bois into the Forest of Arden, where Rosalind, daughter of the banished Duke Senior, and Celia, daughter of reigning Duke Frederick, flee with Touchstone, the court jester. To ensure their safety, Rosalind dresses as a young man and takes the name Ganymede, while Celia dresses as a common shepherdess and calls herself Aliena. Orlando, younger son of Sir Rowland, returns home to the ma We nu sto ka ck cre me

court from the wrestling match, only to have his faithful servants, Alice and Adam, warn him about his older brother, Oliver’s plot against his life. Orlando also decides to leave for the safety of the Forest of Arden and confused relationships ensue. SGCNZ chief executive Dawn Sanders says the Globe Centre’s fourth annual production is proving to show an increase in the depth of talent and interpretation of Shakespeare at secondary school level. “However, there are still students who were only five when they first participated, who are

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Greg gets around to provide low-cost yoga By Jamie Adams

A Seatoun yoga instructor is encouraging more people to take up the practice by making it easier for those in the suburbs to attend classes. Instead of them coming to him, Greg Colson goes to them by holding classes at a number of venues around Wellington. Greg has taught yoga at community classes in Wellington for seven years. His love of the ancient Indian practice began at age 27 when a friend suggested it as a way of alleviating his chronic back pain. “It did great things and I’ve loved yoga ever since,” Greg says. He is trained in Sivananda yoga which he studied while in India in 2000-01, along with Yin yoga which came from further training in Los Angeles in 2005. He was particularly interested in the therapeutic benefits of yoga for treating musculo-skeletal misalignment and arthritis, as well as applying it for treating anxiety and depression. “I think the explosion of interest in yoga in is not only due to the physical benefits but the emotional and mental health benefits.” After selling his Lower Hutt electrical business, Greg moved to the UK to be a computer programmer in addition to teaching yoga there over a 10-year period. Since returning to Wellington in 2010 Greg has held classes at various

inbrief news Polish film festival coming The Wellington Polish Film Festival kicks off this Friday at Roxy Cinema, Miramar. Festival director Wanda Lepionka says the festival gives filmgoers the opportunity to see something a bit different at the cinema. Several of the films are by world-renowned directors such as Kuba Czekaj (The Erlprince) and Andrzej Wajda (Man of Iron, Afterimage), the latter of whom has won a Palme d’Or and been nominated for an Oscar. The festival features a short-film programme and also a Q&A session with Anna Kot from Studio Munka. It runs until November 12 with tickets available at wpff.nz.

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Yoga instructor Greg Colson demonstrates a “bakasana” or “crow” poise as part of his routine. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

venues while “lapsing” back into his electrical career. He teaches in Seatoun at St George’s Church Hall every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm. He also teaches a class for Compass Health, at Seatoun Village Hall on Tuesday from 9.30 to 10.30am. But that’s not all he hosts Sunday classes at the Synergy pilates studio, above the Real Surf shop in Lyall Bay from 2.30 to 3.45pm and 4pm

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Charity on a mission to get donors famous By Jamie Adams

Christmas is about giving and the Wellington City Mission has a unique way of getting the public into the festive spirit. Monday saw the launch of its annual Christmas Star Appeal with the publicising of its two main drawcards – the Walk of Fame and Star Car Christmas Raffle. The Walk of Fame, which began in 2015, involves donors buying a star with their names on them and having them adhered to the waterfront walkway outside Te Papa. Prices vary: Individuals and families pay $100, while businesses pay $250 or $500 with their logo included. There are also limited metallic gold stars priced at $5000 for those who want to stand out from the rest. Wellington City deputy mayor Jill Day was on hand to help lay the advertising star and Mission CEO Michelle Branney hopes many more will be purchased before they begin being displayed on December 1. “It’s a great time for families to see the work that we do,” Michelle says. “Being a star is about bringing hope, joy, courage and confidence to those who are struggling.” Fundraising manager Robbie Ross says an appeal like this helps those most in need.

Wellington deputy mayor Jill Day (second from left) at the Walk of Fame site with Wellington City Missioner Reverend Tric Malcolm, mascot Starry and Mission CEO Michelle Branney. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

“Some people buy stars every year. We try to make it as affordable as possible,” he says. “Already we have 60 stars sold, including four gold stars.” The Mission’s Star Car – a brand new Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback – was also on display covered in its distinctive wrapping paper of stars that people could sign their names on.

The car is part of a Christmas raffle involving $25,000 worth of prizes. Tickets will be available for purchase whenever the car parks in malls and supermarkets across the region in November. The Mission’s mascot Starry will also be on hand for photos with the public. The appeal will run until December 26.

Passion the secret ingredient for Enliven cook For Luke Drabble, cooking for the elders at Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home is about more than just food. “It’s about bringing a smile to the elders’ faces by making them a lovely dinner or using meal time to have a conversation with someone about their day,” he says. Luke, who has worked at Enliven homes since he was 14 years old, says he prefers rest homes to restaurants. “You just can’t make the same difference to someone’s life cooking a la carte in a restaurant. The residents here really look forward to meal times and I love being part of such an important aspect of their day.” The passionate cook particularly enjoys baking and often whips up creations based on family recipes for residents. “A particular favourite is my yoghurt cake,” says Luke. “I always receive positive feedback from residents for that one, which is based on an Alison Holst recipe my family has used for years.” Clinical nurse manager Anna Roberts says it’s the dedication and commitment of staff members, like Luke, which set the Enliven home apart. “The staff here all go the extra mile to make the residents here feel happy and at home. It’s wonderful to see,” says Anna. “The residents always look

forward to seeing what Luke will cook next, especially if it happens to be yoghurt cake!”  Kilmarnock Heights Home in Morton St, Berhampore offers rest home and respite care. To find out more about any of Enliven’s homes or its eldercentred philosophy, visit www. enlivencentral.org.nz. You can also call the home directly on 04 380 2034. PBA

For Luke Drabble, cooking for the elders at Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home is about bringing a smile to their faces.


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Feedback wanted on Oriental Parade shared path proposal Wellington City Council is inviting public feedback on two options for a new, wide shared path to make walking and biking safer and easier on Oriental Parade between Herd Street and Freyberg Pool. From yesterday the public could give their views on the council’s options for improving this stretch of the harbour-side path. Oriental Bay is one of Wellington’s top destinations and more space is needed along this narrow section to comfortably accommodate the growing numbers of walkers, dogs, runners and people on bikes, particularly during summer and weekends, councillors say. Portfolio Leader for Walking, Cycling and Public Transport Sarah Free says council has to balance the competing demands on this hugely popular area. “The council has been working with people in the Oriental Bay area to find the best ways of improving this section of shared path,” Sarah says. “They have agreed on two options for how the limited road space along this section of Oriental Parade can be shared to create a safer, wide path. Both options would create a new wide shared path between the parked cars and pohutukawa trees on the seaward side of Oriental Parade, from Herd Street to Freyberg Pool.

The new path would replace the under-used narrow footpath. To make room for the new path, the kerb would be extended out into the road, including a 0.8m-wide buffer zone between the new path and parked vehicles to give people room to safely unload and pay for parking. ‘Option A’ proposes to change the angle parking to parallel parking, with space for a 4.8m-wide shared path. The existing traffic lane widths of around 4m would be retained, as would the 2m-wide painted central median, but the number of parking spaces would be cut by about half. ‘Option B’ retains the angle parking and number of car parks but means the shared path would only be 3.6m wide, while the traffic lanes would be 3.3m wide, and the painted median 1m wide. Portfolio Leader for Transport Strategy Chris Calvi-Freeman says the council will also consider shortening the 10-hour time limit on some of the parking along this part of Oriental Parade so more people can find car parks during the day. The engagement period will run until Monday, November 13. Feedback can be provided online or by completing and mailing a FreePost submission form. A decision on which option will be formally consulted on will be made in February.

Businesses share delight as student public fares cut A Greater Wellington decision to reduce public transport fares for fulltime tertiary students by 25 percent has won the approval from representatives of both business and students. The regional council voted in favour of the plan on Tuesday to the approval of both the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) and the Victoria University of Wellington Students Association (VUWSA). David Jones, WREDA general manager for Business Growth and Innovation, says supporting the growth of tertiary education in Wellington is a smart investment for the region. “We want to ensure Wellington remains a destination for choice for talented young people looking to create their future. Wellington’s 25,000-plus tertiary students already contribute more than a billion dollars to the economy annually, and increasing their numbers will create jobs across the region,” David says. “A significant proportion will also transition into Wellington’s workforce to take their first career steps, making them a critical resource for regional businesses.”

The public transport fare reduction will help Wellington attract and retain tertiary students, he says. “Previously Wellington was at a disadvantage to other New Zealand study destinations, where public transport discounts are offered, so it’s great that this has been addressed.” VUWSA President Rory Lenihan-Ikin says the fare reduction would make a tangible difference to the region’s full-time tertiary students. “This is a massive win for students and it’s been a long time coming,” he says. “We know the cost of travel, particularly from towns outside of Wellington city, is a barrier for students pursuing a higher education. “Wellington has finally joined cities around the world, who know how to attract young people to live, study and work here.” Greater Wellington will also retain a 50 percent discount for those travelling on the accessibility fare, reversing an initial proposal to reduce it to 25 percent. The changes will come into effect in July 2018 in an overhaul of the regional public transport fare structure.

An artist’s impression of what part of Oriental Parade would look like under Option A. IMAGE: Supplied

Le Moana presents this year’s Measina Festival New Zealand’s arts and culture capital is set for the annual Measina Festival coming up in December. The festival is a platform for some of Aotearoa’s most exciting contemporary Pacific artists, presenting live theatre, dance and music and will run from Thursday 7th December until Saturday 9th December. Measina was the birth child of Wellington based emerging companies Le Moana and Jandals Inc in 2014, with the aim of providing a space for Wellington’s growing community of Pacific Artists, to showcase their latest creations. Over the course of three years, the festival has grown immensely, with the inclusion of world renowned artists such as Julia Gray and Tupua Tigāfua. The Measina Festival continues to attract more communities from all over the Wellington region excited to see some of Aotearoa’s most outstanding live performances. This year with the support of Pātaka Art + Museum, Le Moana continue to carry the torch for the festival and have designed yet another dynamic and exciting programme to entertain the whole family.

Le Moana are excited to announce that they will be presenting “Watercress Tuna and the Children of Champion Street” by Patricia Grace and Robyn Kahukiwa at this year’s festival. It will be featuring the amazing students from Cannons Creek School and Porirua r’n’b singing sensations Le ART. For two nights only (8th & 9th December from 6.15pm), witness this iconic Kiwi children’s book brought to life by New Zealand’s most talented young artists. Another treat will be one of Auckland’s most successful, emerging dance companies, Trip The Light Dance Collective who will be presenting their latest work “Mixtape”. Mixtape is a dynamic series of six original contemporary works from choreographers Perri Exeter and Joash Fahitua. It’s inspired by the stories and different experiences in their youth, culture, communities and forever changing environments. Mixtape is an absolute must see and highlight of the Measina Festival 2017, and will showcase on Thursday 7th December at 7.30pm and on Friday 8th December at 1pm. For the very first time in Measina,

Le Moana are thrilled to present an all-female choreography showcase by local artists Sophia Uele, Selina Alefosio and Jasmine Leota, titled “Tama’ita’I”. Through the personal stories of five teenage girls, Tama’ita’i explores the journey of finding inner strength during life’s trials and tribulations. Influenced by their mothers, grandmothers, sisters and aunties, these young ladies express the importance of the maternal voice, sisterhood and kinship in helping them pull through some of their toughest times. Artist Selina Alefosio will present her newest piece, “Lavelua”, at Measina Festival. Selina created Lavelua in honour of her Grandpa Isitolo and his Tokelauan and Wallisian heritage. Lavelua (Wallisian for “king”) explores Tokelau and Wallisian song and dance, for instance Hiva Hahaka, a traditional Tokelau dance, Tawhoe, a paddle dance, Uvea Hiva Eke, a Wallisian stick dance, and Whatele, a Tokelau action song. Lavelua is Selina’s Aotearoa born interpretation of his life and how his value system was expressed and infused into the lives of my kaiga (family). Her vision is to express the “male persona” through dance to explore his perspective on fatherhood, duties of a husband, brother, son, and his progression towards earning a Toeaina (elder) status within their community. Lovers of contemporary theatre will enjoy “Le Mau-Not Stuck” by Jasmine Leota. The Siva Samoa theatre piece was inspired by the Mau Movement that was led by Tupua Tamasese Lealofi III in the 1920’s. The play is accompanied by live musicianship that fuses traditional song with modern Pacifica movement. Le Mau-Not Stuck is a show of resilience and faith that resonates and ties all cultures together. It runs for one night only on Thursday 7th December at 6.15pm, so do not miss out on the opportunity to witness an evolution of Pacific heritage dance. PBA  Event prices range between $0$20. For more information please visit measinafestival.org


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What do you think of the council’s proposal for a cycleway network in the eastern suburbs?

Malcolm Wrigley, Miramar “I support it. We have all got to walk more and cycle more and lower our carbon emmissions.”

Wanda Molloy, Miramar “It will affect the side streets because it will take away car parks on the main streets. I don’t see a lot of people cycling.”

Nick Blake, Strathmore “I’m strongly opposed to it. The proposal would block access to Stone Street from New World [Miramar]. That would be disastrous.”

Joy Conway, Vogeltown “I think it’s a great idea. If done correctly, parking shouldn’t be an issue. In Copenhagen and Amsterdam it works.”

Barry Cosslett, Miramar “It’s a good thing, but if you take away car parks then there’s got to be a replacement of something to balance that.”

Sandra Masters, Miramar “It’s a terrible idea. I feel that the suburbs are being overrun with cycleways. They need to get it right if it goes ahead.”

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.

Teddy story brings back fond memory Dear Editor, What a delightful article on teddy bears in Wakefield Hospital. It chimes in with my experience 91 years ago in the UK. I was admitted to a small Cheltenham hospital for an operation to correct damage from Polio. I was four. Teddy came too.

As the youngest of the family Teddy had been greatly loved by my three older brothers and two sisters. He was hairless and probaly impregnated with millions of germs. My young Scots surgeon insisted Teddy should accompany me to the operating theatre. When he had “put Teddy to sleep”

he asked me if I’d like to go to sleep too. Naturally I agreed. When I woke up, Teddy was sitting on the cage over my leg. At 95 I have reason to be grateful to Dr Robinson for both his skill and imaginative way of overcoming any anxiety I may have felt. Dorothy Dyett Kilbirnie

Kilmarnock Heights Home celebrates Diwali Recently Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home celebrated the popular Diwali festival. The traditional Indian celebration, also known as the festival of lights, is a reminder to all that light triumphs over darkness and

good triumphs over evil. Residents were served up a delectable Indian feast, listened to traditional Indian music, and had fun striking a dance pose or two. BELOW: Residents Peter Kerr and Jacqueline Brooky express approval of traditional Indian food treats.

Staff member Leena Kumar strikes a dance pose with residents Jacqueline Brooky and Nan Sanders.

Kilmarnock Heights Home staff and residents get into the spirit of Diwali, also known as the festival of lights.


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LETTERS to the editor

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Not an important part of the council’s plans

Land wars soldiers named

Dear Editor, As a mother, grandmother and now great aunt who has always responsibly unloaded the children from the footpath side of the car, not opening the door into the passing traffic, I am disappointed that council has not learnt from the Island Bay cycleway debacle

and caregivers again are forced to unload the children into the path of cycles. Also as an elderly disabled person, I will have to unload my disabled passenger into the cycle path and manoeuvre her walking frame over the buffer zone. Island Bay has shown me too

many times how the cyclists are not willing to consider us as we try to negotiate our way to the footpath. I know the elderly and little children are not an important part of the council’s plans and they keep proving it. Heather Bevan Island Bay

Proceeding with obscene haste Dear Editor, Re: the article “Proposed eastern cycleway options released” (CSN, October 26). Do we need to proceed to impose cycleways with such obscene haste? Can we not wait until the ‘new improved’ Island Bay solution is implemented, tried and tested? The thought of the scores of car parks being removed from Oriental Bay fills me with horror. Consider the elderly and/or less mobile who look forward to

parking up against the promenade with its wonderful harbour views, maybe a brief step to the harbour wall, or down to the beach. No, we have to pander to the lycra louts who wish to make a dangerous racetrack of this most delightful drive/walkway!! Only yesterday driving round the bays, taking in the view, I came across such a lout who was riding at great speed, riding into the roadway to overtake those

cyclists in the designated lane. About Greta Point he did the same, forcing me to veer towards the concrete median. Sounding my horn resulted in an obscene gesture and a torrent of foul abuse! Not a good look for those courteous and careful cyclists who are willing and able to share the roads and pathways with the more considerate citizens. Tony Sutcliffe Strathmore

Trolley buses safer, eco-friendly Dear Editor, The real reason behind the new double decca [sic] bus companies pushing WCC into dismantling our eco-friendly trolley buses with hard, unreliable, negative running-cost data, is because of the possible danger to the new

double decca bus passengers in the event of a trolley bus electric arm coming off and swinging around into the window of a double decca bus hurting the top deck passengers – a situation that does not occur with lower deck passengers.

We like our sedate eco-friendly trolley buses, so keep them in the city and restrict the new expensive double deccas to express longhaul trips to which they were designed. Martin Beck, Mornington

Hidden Treasure comes to Golden Mile for 24/7 exhibition Wellington is enhancing its Cultural Capital status as pedestrians walking the city’s Golden Mile are now exposed to what is thought to be the world’s first permanent outdoor electronic art gallery. “We’re taking the incredible collections hidden in Museum and Council archives and putting them onto the street where people can see them,” says Andrew Hagen, creative director of the Urban Art Foundation. Situated on Lambton Quay at the corners of Johnston, Brandon and Panama Streets, three unique high quality electronic screens have been built courtesy of Wellington City Council and outdoor advertising

company Adshel as part of that company’s “Giving Back to the Community” initiative. The art screenings, interspersed with some advertising will run all day every day with new art arriving on a regular basis. The screens, and the art, will be officially ‘launched’ at an event in Lambton Quay at 7pm tonight. “What most people don’t realise is that due to the lack of gallery space, only about seven percent of the art owned by New Zealand taxpayers and ratepayers is on display,” says Hagen. “The rest remains in storage, mostly out of reach of the public. “This particular Urban Art ini-

tiative gives New Zealanders and tourists alike an opportunity to view at least some of this $568 million archive. “The initiative has certainly taken people by surprise and is bringing a whole new ambience to the city. He says he and his team have been working on the concept for over a year and believes it offers an exciting opportunity to further enhance our cultural heritage. “The artwork is shown in 16 second bursts allowing people time to contemplate and absorb. If the art is not already showing when you arrive at the screen, you just need to wait a few seconds for it to appear,” he says.

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Research from at Victoria University has identified the names and details of 12,000 imperial soldiers who fought in the New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860s. Carried out by Professor Charlotte Macdonald and Dr Rebecca Lenihan, the research draws on records created by the British War Office and held in London’s National Archive. The database provides searchable public access to the names, regiments, and dates of service of soldiers who fought in New Zealand. It is the first instalment of what will grow into a larger publically accessible resource. It can be accessed at http://www.soldiersofempire.nz/database.html.

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New sports minister leads by example Grant Robertson, Minister for Sport and Recreation, and MP for Rongotai, Paul Eagle, were both at the Wellington train station on Wednesday morning handing out flyers and encouraging people to register for Wellington’s iconic Cigna Round the Bays 2018. They were also presented with their race bibs, numbers 1 and 2 for their own entries into the event. “Cigna Round the Bays is a great event to be a part of, whatever your age or level of fitness,” Grant says. “Whether you walk it or run it, the main thing is to participate and just enjoy being a part of such an iconic Wellington event.” Being held on Sunday, February 18,

Cigna Round the Bays 2018 will feature five categories; the 6.5km Fun Run, Mitre 10 MEGA Buggy Walk, Bluebridge 10km, the Cigna Achilles Half Marathon, and a new 6.5km category aimed at getting families involved - Active Families. Active Families allows one or two adults to register with one or more children to do the 6.5km category, which allows the children (under the age of 12) to ride push scooters – so long as they are wearing a helmet and are accompanied by an adult the whole time. This category will start last to allow clear road space for the scooter riders and limited overlap with the runners.

Grant Robertson and Paul Eagle pose with Sport Wellington staff at the Round The Bays registration launch. PHOTO: Supplied

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Those with hay fever symptoms, like a runny nose, itchy or watery eyes or sneezing, are advised to keep their homes healthy to cut down on allergens. Pollen season typically strikes during spring and summer, with pollen levels tending to be higher on warm dry days, The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ says. “Limiting your exposure to pollen, particularly in your home, can really help,” chief executive Letitia O’Dwyer says. “The majority of people affected by seasonal hay fever are allergic to dust mites, pollen or moulds.” The foundation recommends the following tips to make breathing easier and reduce sneezing during the allergy season. • Wash sheets, pillowcases and soft toys weekly in hot water • Cover mattresses, quilts and pillows with dust-mite-resistant encasings • Open curtains and air bedding in the sunshine • Consider venetian blinds or flat blinds, which are easier to

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DHB welcomes High Court care judgment Capital & Coast DHB has welcomed the High Court judgment focusing on the care provided to three intellectually disabled patients. The patients are subject to compulsory treatment orders under the Intellectual Disability (Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation) Act 2003, and the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. The judgment dismissed a catalogue of claims by

lawyers representing the men about their living conditions and highlighted the “concerted and dedicated” efforts of the DHBs to help improve the applicants’ health in order for them to move out of secure compulsory care. “Our staff are devoted and committed to caring for, and supporting, all our clients and only ever work with the client’s best interests in mind,” DHB spokesman Nigel Fairley says.


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Molly Thorpe as the ghost of Harry Potter character Hermione Granger.

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Spooky kids bowl in for Halloween fun

Ivy Foreman-Pauling, Siena Milligan, Grace Hyett-Willis, Naime Fromont and Coco Hauser.

By Jamie Adams Misha Walton and sons Oscar and Felix.

While the city’s children dressed into their best ghoulish oufits to go to doorto-door to get their sugar fixes, Miramar Bowling Club put on a party for its little monsters. Members of the club donated props and materials to create a spooky atmosphere in the clubroom while also putting on a barbecue dinner for the families who gathered under the evening sun.

Christina Hickey, Sophia Hickey, Jacob Hickey and Lauren Locke.

Hinetu Northcott as a half-angel, half-devil.


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Loong Fong has now opened in Miramar Loong Fong is now under NEW MANAGEMENT and also has a NEW CHEF! Xinxi Kong has been a Chef for over 20 years; he learned all he knows at a Cookery School in China. His passion is Chinese food and really enjoys cooking roast pork, roast duck, honey BBQ pork and steamed fish with spring onion. Xinxi chose Miramar to open the restaurant because there was no other dine-in Chinese Restaurant in the area. He loves that he can provide delicious Chinese food to local people. You can choose to relax and dine in or they do have a takeaway option available. Visit Loong Fong at 386 Broadway, Miramar or phone 3882280 to make a booking/ order.

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Lokotui flies third NZ flag as junior basketballers make history Wellington’s student Paris Lokotui has had meteoric rise to the top of junior-level sport, as her New Zealand Women’s Under 17 basketball team made history at a tournament in Bangalore on Friday, Having defeated Thailand 80-52 in the quarter-final of the FIBA Asian Championship, New Zealand claimed one of the four qualifying spots for the 2018 FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup, to be played in Minsk, Belarus next July. That makes them the first ever junior women’s national side to qualify for a basketball World Cup. Paris, the only Wellington representative in the team, was instrumental in the victory, scoring 19 points and nine rebounds. Her naming in the team that travelled to India was already remarkable as it made it her third national-level sports team selection and her third international tournament this year. The Queen Margaret College Year 11 had already competed for New Zealand teams in water polo and netball when she was selected. She was named in the Aotearoa Maori Netball International Secondary School team that competed against 10 teams in the International Under 19 Schools Challenge in

Fiji in May. Paris’s team went undefeated throughout the rounds and beat the All Australia Netball Team 40-28 in the final. “It was amazing to play in the final and the atmosphere and support from within the team and from the crowd was amazing. I felt so proud to be on the court that day,” she says. Paris then joined the NZ water polo Under 16 team that competed in at the inaugural Sydney Water Polo Youth Festival, playing against Australian state teams and Thailand. Making the New Zealand Under 17 women’s basketball team, which will compete in the FIBA Asia Cup in Bangalore later this month, is like a dream come true, she says. Paris loves all sports and has been involved in athletics, hockey, touch, volleyball, swimming, under water hockey, water polo, netball and basketball. She focused on the latter three sports from 2015 to balance who sports commitments with school work. Sport runs in the family. Paris’ father Lua Lokotui is a professional rugby player recently retired from the international game, having played for Tonga at the last two Rugby World Cups.

Paris Lokotui in action for the Under 17 Tall Ferns. PHOTO: Supplied

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Ava Saulbrey heads off on a football drill as Chanel Sarkis, Lola Mitipelo-Narsi and Molly Dreaver-Stimpson look on under the guidance of Phoenix players Goran Paracki and Alex Rufer. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

Football enthusisasts at Evans Bay Intermediate School were treated to an extra-special training session when a TV crew and to Wellington Phoenix players paid a visit on Tuesday. The select group of pupils got to meet midfielders Alex Rufer and Goran Paracki, who gave them tips on bettering their skills. Former All White and current Sky commentator Fred De Jong and fellow presenter Dennis Katsanos were also in attendance to film the drills for a Sky Sports football season preview show. Teacher Jason Barkle says the visit was a bonus after the school had won a competition, the prize of which was a bus trip to Westpac Stadium for 40 pupils to watch a Phoenix game. “We had to submit a little video to tell them why we deserved to win it.”

While the Lions rugby team had visited in the past, it was the first time the school had the honour of hosting Phoenix players. The pupils being trained on the day were keen footballers of a “high quality.” Jason says. “The footballlers in these sessions play in club competitions outside of school.” Wellington Phoenix Community Development Officer Becky Cooke says the club is always keen to give children opportunities to interact with players. “We do try to visit different schools, three or four per month,” Becky says. “Once a week we are running a skills session and getting players to talk about what it’s like to be a professional footballer. “We think it’s important to engage with fans and it’s a way to get more people to games.”

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Mo’unga has rugby fans cheering ‘Richie’ yet again Who would have thought Canterbury would have a new Richie to hail so soon after Richie McCaw. Mo’unga - Richie Mo’unga is now arguably the most trusted and respected man in Canterbury rugby and must be putting pressure on the All Blacks selectors to play more of a role in the black jersey. His record-breaking 25 points in the NPC final against Tasman, including two sensational individual tries, effectively took the wind out of the sails of the Makos’ fast start. He and he alone was head and shoulders above everyone else on the field and his form, both in general play and with the boot, has been phenomenal since the Super Rugby playoffs. The 23-year-old could have his best years of rugby still ahead of him. Wellington’s return to the top flight of New Zealand rugby is long overdue and while they made hard work of the

extra time 59-40 final victory over Bay of Plenty, they may be strong challengers to Canterbury’s decade of dominance. It would be interesting to know if there is a level of regret with the All Blacks’ brains trust over not having Mo’unga on the bench during the loss to Australia last week. Damien McKenzie didn’t cut it at 10 since he hadn’t played there since high school. McKenzie is set to play in that role for the Chiefs in Super Rugby in 2018. Mo’unga has had the breakthrough year that New Zealand rugby fans should be excited about. He can fill the third No 10 spot in the national ranks that was left vacant by the departure of Aaron Cruden. He was the shining light of this year’s NPC and that could mean come 2018 you may see him in more black than red and black.


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