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Mo’s for mental health By Julia Czerwonatis

Kiwis and followers around the world put down their razor blades during November and grow moustaches to help stop men from dying too young. Five members of the Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade join this year’s Movember to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health issues “There are a lot of mental health programmes for firefighters because PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder] is quite prominent for servicemen,” David Chapman-Taylor says. “But not everyone has access to help programmes.” Continued on page 2.


David Chapman-Taylor, Ani Chitre, Mike Dickson, Des Morgan and Charlie Claire from the Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade raise funds for Movember. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

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Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade joins Movember Continued from page 1. His firefighter colleague Des Morgan agrees. “They are too tough to ask for help. It’s this mentality; I am a bloke, and I can’t be weak.” David explains Movember was about saying it’s ok for men to ask for help. “It’s ok not to be ok. Everybody has bad days and needs someone to talk to.” Two Australians launched Movember in 2003 and while in the first couple of years only Kiwis and Australians grew moustaches during the month,

today 20 countries with “inspiring support from over 5 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas”, as the website states, have joined the action month. It’s the first time that the crew of the Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade are helping to raise for the cause, and while everyone agrees that it’s a good thing to do, the gentlemen’s wives aren’t too thrilled with the snot catchers. The Newlands fire brigade is a busy station that works closely with Newlands residents. The volunteers get primarily

called out for medical events as well as for car accidents, house fires and domestic floodings and storm calls. “We’re always out there willing to help out and support our community,” David says. In addition to the call-outs, the crew goes to schools to help educate children about emergency procedures and fire hazards. They also join a range of community events to make people familiar with their work. Charlie Claire is the youngest recruit and says she couldn’t

wait “to get out there” and help others. “I have a real passion for this. I love being of service for others and I like being a role model,” Charlie explains. Des tries to be at the station as often as possible to keep the doors open to everyone. “We are a central hub for families. This place is open to everyone in our community,” Des says.  Search “Newlands Volunteer Fire Brigade” on nz.movember. com to support the team.

Birthday cake for Johnsonville playgroup as they turn 30 By Julia Czerwonatis


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With plenty of play dough, face paint, and impressive cake, parents, volunteers and children celebrated the 30th anniversary of their Johnsonville playgroup on Monday. “Our playgroup is an amazing place where people from our community come and meet, and make friends,” Ruth Early says. Ruth has been involved with the playgroup, based in Johnsonville Road Chapel, for 25 years and helps coordinate the Monday play sessions. She got involved as a member of the chapel and says the playgroup was a necessity for Johnsonville. “For me, it’s about community, friendship and faith. “The playgroup is open to everyone and a place for families to spend time together,” Ruth explains. For the celebration, children joined the entertainment pro-

The Broderick Road Chapel playgroup celebrate their 30th anniversary with cake, morning tea and fun activities for the children. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

gramme singing gleefully some kids’ classics in the spacious premises of the chapel. Up to 50 pre-schoolers come

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Oamaru stone carving exhibition in Wadestown After two years of learning to work with Oamaru’s unique stone and creating some stunning art work with it, Wadestown resident Roger Lane will present his Oamaru stone carvings to the public this coming weekend. His exhibition will showcase over 40 pieces, displayed at the Presbyterian Church Hall and up for sale for art lovers.

“My husband has been doing wood carvings for a long time,” Heather Lane explains. “Working with Oamaru stone is a development of his skills. “He works with more delicate tools as the material is a lot softer than wood.” Roger’s Oamaru stone carvings are mostly abstract figures, some with New Zealand themes.

The Wadestown local will also display some of his woodwork which won’t be for sale.  Visit Wadestown Presbyterian Church Hall, cnr Wadestown Road and Hanover Street, Saturday to Sunday, November 18-19, from 1-5pm. Entry is free.

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Telling a story of cricket By Julia Czerwonatis

Johnsonville Cricket Club’s upcoming match next Saturday will be a milestone for Newlands resident Cheryl Styles. Cheryl will be scoring the 400th club match on November 25, after being the cricket club’s official scorer and statistician for 35 years. “It doesn’t feel that long,” Cheryl says. “I have been very fortunate with the Johnsonville Cricket Club – I have never felt taken for granted and I’ve always felt my work has been appreciated.” Forty-two years ago, Cheryl started scoring for a business house team whom she stayed with for six years. Wanting to raise her game, Cheryl looked for a club to affiliate with. Thanks to famous batsman Alan Isaac, she joined the Johnsonville Cricket Club in the 1982/83 season. Other than most scorers in New Zealand, Cheryl is using a spreadsheet designed by Bill Frindall, keeping track of both; the batting and the bowling. With the method, Cheryl can tell a thorough story of every match, and it enables her to track down and correct any error of additional runs she makes. “It’s crucial that the scores are balanced at the end of the match. I never walk out of a

The Northern Chorale would like to invite their community to a musical celebration of Christmas in international style, with carefully chosen Christmas music from several European countries, America and of course New Zealand. Some of this music has never been performed in New Zealand before. Their concert Noel: Christmas music from around the world is set to be held at St Barnabas Church, Box Hill, Khandallah, on Sunday November 26, at 2.30pm. Entry is free. Koha would be appreciated and will go to Wellington City Mission Christmas appeal. The choir invites you to afternoon tea in the church hall after the concert.

Ngaio Kindergarten will organise their annual Twilight Bazaar tomorrow, Thursday November 16, from 5-7pm at 65 Ottawa Road. Locals are invited along for a great evening out. There will be a range of different stalls, food, games, face painting and raffles with some amazing prizes up for grabs.

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Cheryl Styles will be scoring her 400th club match next Saturday. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

game without balancing the numbers. “But I’m not a number cruncher, I’m a wordsmith,” Cheryl explains. “I’m writing a story of a match unfolding.” Cheryl’s father took her to her first match at Rotorua Smallbone Park when she was 10 and from there grew her love for the sport and she eventually learnt


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how to score matches. As part of her family ancestry research, the retired superannuation advisor learnt that great-grandfather, William Styles, played for the Johnsonville Cricket Club in the 1890s, and so did her great-great-grandfather; however, he played before the cricket club was founded. Next to club matches, Cheryl

has also scored 140 first-class matches, including two matches in two world cups. “An important skill you learn as a scorer is how to concentrate. I find noise very distracting, and I can’t be outside as I burn quickly in the sun.” Johnsonville Cricket Club dedicated the Cheryl Styles Score Box to their long-standing scorer.

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Khandallah kids are ready for summer to come after a revamp of their crèche offers a whole lot more space to play and enjoy the fresh and breezy Wellington air. Khandallah Ngaio Community Crèche didn’t only beautify their outdoor space but changed their name to Khandallah Community Crèche and added a brand new logo. “We opened up the space which gives the children a lot more room to play,” Georgina Blunt, centre manager, says. “We’ve already noticed that the children are more inspired by their playing. We also had great feedback from the parents.” With a little flower garden, new wooden cover panels decorated with birds and colourful Perspex, a new little whare and a re-located and larger sandpit the children have a lot to explore and play with. The crèche also has new gates, cupboards and other new furniture items, and the interior has been re-painted. Georgina says it was important for them to refresh their outdoor space; “The kids are always

Kimberly Taylor, Khandallah Community Crèche chairperson, Georgina Blunt, centre manager, Kiri Mackintosh, lead teacher, and community crèche kids enjoying the revamped outdoor space.. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

outside unless it’s absolutely pouring with rain.” The community crèche is a notfor-profit charity and celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. The youngest crèche members are 16 to 18 months while the oldest are five years old which “works beautifully”, Georgina says. She explains that they didn’t change their name to Khandallah Community Crèche because children from Ngaio aren’t welcome anymore – on the contrary. “Khandallah Ngaio Com-

munity Crèche is just such a mouthful,” the centre manager says. Kimberly Taylor, chairperson of the Khandallah Community Crèche, has sent both her children to the crèche – one has left at this stage and the three-yearold still enjoys her time there. “The crèche is a beautiful place, my kids are thriving there,” Kimberly says. “I always feel safe dropping off my children here, which is great,” Kimberly explains. She says she also enjoyed the

parents community connections that grow from this place. “It’s a wonderful experience for both, the children and the parents.”  The crèche will celebrate the opening of their revamped outdoor space this Saturday, November 18, 9.30-11.30am, with balloons, face painting, snacks and more. All welcome. The crèche is located on 33 Ganges Road, entrance through the Presbyterian Church.

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UnitedFuture will disband, party leader Damian Light announced yesterday. The party members drew the consequences of this year’s election where UnitedFuture could only claim 0.1 percent of the votes and no electorate seat. “We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.” Damian says. “However despite our successes in Parliament, it is no secret that

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we have struggled at election time. “While the reasons vary, what has become clear is that UnitedFuture will not be able to achieve the significant number of votes required to break the high threshold.” The decision followed a lengthy debate and a motion unanimously passing at last weekend’s Annual General Meeting in Auckland. Former party leader Peter Dunne says the party’s decision to disband was “sad, but understandable”.

“Without a parliamentary seat, and with limited resources it will always be difficult for small parties founded on ideals and values, not personal wealth and ambition to compete in today’s political environment,” Peter states. He didn’t attend the party’s AGM and wasn’t part of the discussions that led to the decision. “UnitedFuture was a party in the liberal democratic tradition, and while I am sorry to see it go, I know that the values it espoused will continue and that the liberal

democratic flame in New Zealand’s political culture will burn again in the future.” The party claims several successes since its formation in 2000; including giving families a voice in government through Families Commission, abolishing limits on rebates for charitable donations, establishing the Game Animal Council ensuring access to our outdoors, implementing long term medicines strategy, improving access and reducing costs, and more.

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cludes Rent, Last Meals, Legally Blonde the Musical and his most recent production of Carrie the Musical with the theatre company WITCH, where he is the co-founder and director. Ben recently moved to Haitaitai for about half a year and then found a stunning newly built house in Wadestown that overlooked the harbour, the Ngaio Gorge and the city. “Honestly it was a dream house, so we pounced the moment it went on the market,” he says. After his recent role as Joey in Sister Act the Musical, the titula r role of Pippin in the show of the same name and he is excited to be making his Circa Theatre debut in the cast of Peter Pan. Ben’s fellow Lost Boy Manuel says it was great to learn much from other experienced colleagues on the Circa stage. “It’s such a rewarding feeling when all the pieces of your work link together.”

Peter Pan and the troublesome Tinkerbell whisk Wendy away to the wondrous world of Neverland for this season’s pantomime production at Circa Theatre. With Peter Pan – The Pantomime, Pinky Agnew and Lorae Parry bring the children’s classic as a musical comedy designed for families on the Wellington stage. Di rector Susa n Wilson and musical director Michael Nicholas Williams combine forces once again to bring you the annual, eagerly awaited Circa Pantomime. Local actors Ben Emerson and Manuel Solomon will star as the Lost Boys, Peter Pan’s companions in Neverland who go on astounding adventures together, fight the cunning crocodile and the crooked Captain Hook, and never grow old. “Our roles are the Lost Boys; the young, exuberant, liberating part of the play – we are larger than life,” Ben says. “We’re heading off to Neverland  Peter Pan will be in a comical foil – the story told on the Circa Theatre through the wacky eyes of the dame stage from Nov 18played by Gavin Rutherford.” Dec 23, and Jan 2-13. The dame is a traditional role in Tues to Sat at 6pm, pantomime. It is a travesty porand Sun at 4pm. trayal of female characters by Tickets can be male actors in drag. booked at the “The play is full of terms and theatre, at circa. tunes associated with WellingThe Lost Boys, actors Ben Emerson of Wadestown and or on 04 ton; there’s a lot of pop culture, Island Bay’s Manuel Solomon. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis 801 7992.

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Cuisine Delicious Wellington With Christmas just round the corner, now is the time to make plans to enjoy the ambience and world class cuisine Wellington has on offer. Our city has everything from freshly cooked seafood for the summer season, to flame grilled greens for a taste bud explosion. If you're keen to start your night off with a few drinks and a spot of dinner with the option of really settling in for the long haul, you can't go wrong with these favourites; Havana is a colourful and cosy spot with brilliant cocktails and tapas, plus musicians and DJs three nights a week. Apache's modern Vietnamese cuisine is fresh, spicy and contemporary. Their Bang Bang Burger is famous in Welly. And Dragonfly is known for its modern Asian cuisine and quirky cocktails, plus has an excellent courtyard to settle in for the night.

Wellington is also blessed with plenty of amazing food options that will keep your wallet happy. Little Penang on Dixon Street and now The Terrace has authentic Malaysian flavours and attracts five star customer reviews. Fisherman's Plate down Bond Street proves that looks can be deceiving. Ignore their fish 'n' chips and get the best Vietnamese pho in town. Tommy Millions

serves New York inspired-pizza from a takeaway kiosk on Courtenay Place, and is open rather late too. And Burger Liquor on Willis Street serves delicious burgers and beverages, including famous boozy milkshakes. And if you can’t decide right what you’d like to eat there’s a myriad of food trucks and markets regularly pop up around Wellington to surprise and satisfy diners on foot.

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Bistro 169 – Christmas festivities Bring your work team, sports team or a few mates down to Bistro 169 for an end of year chat, chill and catch up. Bring 10 or more people and purchase 10 drinks to receive a complimentary snack platter. Happy hour drinks from 5-7pm, MondaySaturday. Available from 15 November - 20 December only. We also have live music performed by Lani & Nate, to help you relax into the Christmas season most Fridays. Performance dates: 10, 17 , 24 November, 1, 15 December. If you are still looking for a work Christmas function venue please visit:

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Synthetic drugs in Wellington district In the past two weeks, 11 people have come to Wellington Regional Hospital’s emergency department experiencing the effects of what doctors believe to be synthetic drugs. Of those people, at least five were admitted to hospital between November 7 and 8. Hutt Valley Police are investigating a death from Thursday night that is possibly related to synthetic drugs. The deceased is a 36-year-old man who lived in the Hutt Valley. Police have referred the death to the Coroner. “It is important to stress that the

Coroner’s investigation will take some time and is at a very early stage,” Inspector Sean Hansen, Hutt Valley area commander, says. “There is a possibility that this death may not have been caused by a synthetic drug and this is ultimately for the Coroner to decide,” he says. Police are focused on holding to account those who are manufacturing or supplying this drug. They have already seized a significant amount of synthetic drugs from addresses within the Hutt Valley and wider Wellington District and a number of arrests

have been made. Police are working closely with other government agencies such as District Health Boards, the Ministry of Health, Customs and Coronial Services, to ensure that the public is informed about the dangers of taking this drug. Like with any drug, police say they cannot solve this problem alone and they need the community to tell them who is infecting the community with this drug.  You can provide information to police directly or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Margaret Stewart House celebrates 20th anniversary By Julia Czerwonatis

Volunteers, supporters and patients celebrated the 20th birthday of Margaret Stewart House – a place that provides a home to cancer patients and their family members who come to Wellington Hospital from outside of town. Margaret Stewart was a major influence behind the building that now bears her name. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, it was her decision to leave the bulk of her estate to the Wellington Division of the Cancer Society – a $1.2 million donation – which kick-started the project. Margaret worked at Wellington Hospital for 30 years as patient properties officer and was “very familiar with this place”, Tony Southall explains. Tony worked as Margaret’s lawyer and was part of the board of Wellington Division of the Cancer Society for many years. “She fully engaged with the project and was an example of philanthropic living,” Tony says. Margaret’s first close encounter with cancer came in 1978 when her husband Peter Stewart was diagnosed with the disease, She nursed him at their home in Plimmerton and assisted with his care when he was hospitalised. He died in 1980. Until her retirement in 1987, Margaret boarded at Wellington Hospital Nurses’ Home, commuting

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Margaret, volunteer of 20 years, and Pauline are cutting the cake at last week’s celebration. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

to Plimmerton at weekends. The home overlooks the tennis courts that is now the site of the Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House. “Margaret didn’t live to see this place open; she died in February 1996. “She told me to join the board to make sure everyone behaved themselves. I never had a reason though since I have been working with people of exceptional qualities.” Tony and volunteers manager Margaret Alve thanked the Margaret Stewart House volunteers for their

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: It’s been a year since the last major earthquake.

Do you have an emergency plan in case another hits Wellington?

Dianne Davern, Johnsonville “We have an emergency kit at home and I have one in my car; and we have water and food supplies. We haven’t worked out a plan yet where to meet up.”

Brooke Davern, Johnsonville “Drop, cover, hold.”

Sandeep Manhaas, Newlands “Not a proper plan. We have food and water supplies.”

John Schalt, Johnsonville “Not really. Johnsonville is a lot safer than the CBD. I’ve lived here for 14 years and observed the earth movement.”

Dave Heads, Johnsonville “I always do. My mum and dad used to be scouts and drilled it in our heads. It’s not only that but also the fact that we’re living in Wellington.”

Connor McLay, Churton Park “Yes, we have everything ready to go.”

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville intruders entered a site in Broderick Road where four town houses are being built. An existing house on the site was broken into and a front door lock was smashed. Keys to other partly completed town houses were taken. Some plumbing fittings were

removed from the town houses which were recovered nearby. A black Nissan Dualis stationwagon parked overnight in Fraser Avenue was broken into via a smashed rear right window. Sunglasses were stolen. In Newlands an attempt was made to steal a green Ford Laser

hatchback which was parked overnight in Helston Road. The lock on the front passenger door had been pulled out to gain entry. An attempt was then made to pull out the ignition which caused the steering to lock. The attempt was then abandoned.

In Khandallah a white Moped scooter, parked insecure during the day against the outside of the garage door of a house in Cashmere Avenue, was stolen. In Churton Park the garage roller door of a house in Chorley Grove was left open during the evening while the resident briefly visited a neighbour.

An intruder took the opportunity to enter and stole two chainsaws. In Lakewood Avenue a property was entered during the day and the meter box on the south side of the house was opened. Garden furniture had recently been reported stolen from a neighbouring property.

Respite visitor makes Cashmere her home After 10 days’ respite at Enliven’s Cashmere Home in Johnsonville, Margaret Houghton decided she’d found her new home. “The moment I walked through those doors I just got this lovely warm feeling,” she says. The elder originally booked herself in for short-term respite in May while her daughter and son-in-law took a holiday in Australia. “I didn’t want them to worry about me being alone in my small villa in Khandallah while they were away. I’d had a few health and safety scares and it was becoming harder to live on my own, so I decided to give respite a go.” Margaret’s daughter, also named Margaret, loves telling people what happened next. “When we arrived back in New Zealand I came to Cashmere to drive her back home, but I couldn’t see any signs of packing in her room. That’s when Mum told me she wasn’t going back home. “I started thinking I’d better speak to the manager about all this when Mum said ‘No you don’t, I’ve already spoken to her and this is going to be my room!” Margaret, who celebrated her 95th birthday recently, says she’s glad she made the decision to move into Enliven’s Cashmere Home permanently. “This place is wonderful. I love the beautiful tree outside my room, taking trips in the van with the other residents and visits from my family.” Cashmere Home manager Karen Rhind says respite visits are a great way for elders to get a taste of rest home life before making any decisions. “Respite breaks offer elders and their

After ten days’ respite at Enliven’s Cashmere Home in Johnsonville, Margaret Houghton decided she loved the place too much to leave. Her daughter, also Margaret (left), visits her frequently at the home

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Pupils star in promo film for crowdfunding campaign By Jamie Adams

The red carpet was rolled out at Ngaio School on Thursday, November 2, evening for the premiere of a short film with a good cause. Cast, crew and family members were there to witness the official launch of a charity drive for the MYbody project, a simulation video game targeting child obesity. MYbody is a charitable trust founded by Belgian-born Wellingtonian Inge Mautz-Cooreman who has a background in education, research and promotions and who has a keen interest in food and health. The trust was set up to develop a fun and interactive online tool – the MYbody game - that empowers children with the knowledge of how food can either nourish

or deplete their bodies. Inge’s motivation stems from her continuously hearing about the childhood obesity crisis. “I took the bull by the horns and decided to make a difference in 2014,” she says. “Telling children that foods are bad for them has no impact unless they understand how their stomach, liver, blood, small intestine, large intestine deal with those foods.” The game would show the short and long-term effects of the food choices on the body, with the aim of changing children’s thinking and behaviour around food. With Inge’s campaign requiring $230,000 to get the project off the ground, extra publicity was needed. She turned to Film For Change Aotearoa, a volunteer-based organisation that produc-

es collaborative short films for charities and social causes. One of its volunteers, Horacio Ramirez, got on board as director after a brainstorming session came up with the idea of a classroom scene of bored children becoming inspired when a woman (actress Afton Hindley) appears in an iPad to explain the concept. Pupils and teachers from Ngaio School were used to star in the film. “I believe if you talk to kids in their own language it will really help them to get things

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One Year On The Kaikoura community pressed pause at 6am on Tuesday to reflect on the impact the earthquake has had on the landscape, the seabed, their lives and businesses over the past 12 months. “It’s been a difficult year,” Glenn Ormsby, Destination Kaikoura’s general manager, says. “An event like this affects a community physically, emotionally and financially. “Recovery doesn’t happen overnight, it is ongoing, but we’re on the way back, which is encouraging.” After being blocked by major landslips, State Highway 1 will reopen on Friday, December 15. However, the rebuild is not completed yet as there will be some unsealed surfaces, lane closures and stop/go at sites along the route. The road will be closed overnight. All travellers are asked to take care driving, drive to the allocated speed limits and allow more travelling time. The new Kaikoura Harbour/Marina was opened and celebrated on November 14. For further traffic information visit

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Over 300 hardy adults and children braved a blustery, grey spring day to attempt the first Kids’ Kaukau Challenge since 2008 last Sunday. The event, organised by Tony Shanks, was to raise funds for Khandallah School’s new adventure playground which is currently under construction by Naylor Love. Children aged five to 15 could walk, run, skip or dance their way to the top of Mount Kaukau at 445 metres, celebrating their achievement afterwards at Khandallah School with a food fiesta and, for those with any energy left, fun and games. Toni says they had to close registrations due to the huge turnout, but they are considering making it an annual event.

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The significance of the human figure and face in the work of painter Frances Hodgkins’ (18691947) is under the spotlight in a large-scale exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery. Frances Hodgkins People comprises of early small sketches of family members, large figure studies and formal portraits, spanning 50

Ph: 5685989 Open life. Sat 9am-3pm years of Hodgkins’ The exhibiFormerly cpa spares tion is curated by art historian and 19th century specialist in women Funeral Director artists Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn and includes works from private and public collections, some well-known others hidden gems shown in public for the first time. The exhibition is on now until the 14th February 2018

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inbrief news Christmas Giving Tree Kiwi Community Assistance is asking people from the community to donate a festive treat or present to include in a Christmas food parcel for families in need. These could include treats such as chocolates, jelly, mince pies or Christmas presents that could help make life a bit brighter for families in need. Please leave your donation under the tree at Churton Park Community Centre during our opening hours Monday-Friday, 10am-2pm. The day for the last drop off is Thursday, December 7.

Voix de femmes Wadestown-based choir Voix de femmes will sing at the chapel at Home of Compassion in Island Bay on Sunday, November 26. The concert, entitled Te Harinui, begins at 2.30pm. The choir will sing a selection of French and New Zealand compositions, and will be joined by Rebecca Steel on flute. The chapel is prominent its stunning stained glass windows by acclaimed artist John Drawbridge. It’s also the resting place of Suzanne Aubert whose newly dedicated crypt commemorates the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the Sisters of Compassion. Tickets ($20) are available from choir members (phone 04 476 9062), or at the door.

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High jumper Imogen Skelton is always working to improve her personal best. PHOTO: Supplied

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School had 18 girls nominated for the 2017 College Sports Wellington (CSW) Awards presented at Te Rauparaha Arena last week. Four made it to the finals; Imogen Skelton (athletics), Ruby Leverington (rowing), Jade Otway (tennis) and Rachel Bertschinger (floorball) – two of whom won their individual codes. Imogen was announced female Athlete of the Year and Ruby grabbed female Rower of the Year award. Imogen is an aspiring high jumper and runner, and has recently won a bronze medal at the Youth Commonwealth Games in the Bahamas. The year 12 student had joined the 34 strong squad of Kiwi

Rowing talent Ruby Leverington has received a scholarship to study in the United States. PHOTO: Supplied

athletes who competed alongside sports men and women from 70 different countries. Imogen was the only Wellington athlete and competed in the 800m and high jump, winning a bronze in the high jump and jumping a personal best of 1.76m. Year 13 student Ruby has led the way in Marsden rowing, both as head of rowing and in breaking school records with her medal-winning performances. The 17-year-old won silver at the North Island Secondary School Championships and bronze at the Maadi Cup, both in the under-18 single sculls. She also won silver at the K2 regatta (under-18 single sculls) and, together with Marsden’s director of rowing, Rachel Gamble-Flint,

won gold in the women’s coxless quad sculls at the North Island Club Championships. Ruby will be heading to America in August 2018 to study at Indiana University, having received a full rowing scholarship. “We are very proud of our girls, of their dedication and the hard work they put into their sports. We are pleased to support our students with our sporting programmes and centres of sporting excellence at school, to enable each student to reach their personal best,” Margaret Adeane, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School acting principal, says. Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Excellence in Sport Scholarships for entry in 2018 are now open.

It’s starting to feel like the expectations on the All Blacks are entering the realm of the ridiculous. Steve Hansen’s men beat France in Paris 38-18 but received little praise for outscoring their opposition 2:1. Much attention was focused on another Sonny Bill Williams brain explosion yellow card and the subsequent momentum shift that happened. It appears winning is no longer enough and only a sublime, complete 80 minute demolition performance of all opposition is acceptable. Keep in mind the All Blacks won by 20 points away from home in the driving rain. Sure, the second half was sloppy but the All Blacks weren’t without excuses. The penalty try was absurd, the referee missed an obvious forward pass in the lead up to the Sonny Bill yellow card that should have halted the movement. Key forwards Dane Coles and captain Kieran Read were on the bench for the second half and the French got their tails up. We, as rugby fans, are becoming too entitled. It’s one thing to expect the men

in black to win as they are the most winning professional sports franchise in world sport, but to still find stuff to moan about after a comprehensive win is going too far. This is what happens when a generation of New Zealand rugby supporters can’t fathom “down years”. I remember when a win over the Springboks brought grown men to tears in the 90s, the 1998 season where the All Blacks couldn’t buy a win lingers in the back of my brain as does all of the World Cup failure between 1991 and 2011. As painful as those experiences are, those who can remember them have a greater appreciation of how dominant the national rugby team has been over the past decade. Granted, the All Blacks aren’t the well-oiled machine they were a few years ago but even with the loss of some of the best players to ever wear the jersey in more than a century retiring after 2015, the team is still the undisputed best in the world. Sometimes, it’s best to just be happy with a win because perfection is never truly attained and that’s the blessing and curse of the black jersey.





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