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Cuddles for Xmas By Julia Czerwonatis

A clutch of hand crafted and quirky soft toys have been donated to north Wellington-based goods and food rescue charity KCA (Kiwi Community Assistance) for families in need at Christmas. “This year the generous group of skilled knitters have donated 140 toys for KCA to pass on to families struggling to provide gifts for their children this Christmas,” Tracy Wellington, KCA co-founder, says The Johnsonville based group, called Crafty Critters, use donated yarns, wool and even socks to produce their wide range of toys. Continued on page 2.


Denise Gravit from Johnsonville’s Crafty Critters. PHOTO: Supplied

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Knitting group donates Christmas toys to local charity Continued from page 1. They have also provided a range of knitted clothing, beanies, jerseys and mittens during the year for KCA to pass on to other charities. “It’s so hard to choose which toys are best, but one of my favourites is the crocheted duck,” Tracy says. For Denise Gravit from the Crafty Critters, it’s a pleasure to be cooperating with KCA. “We have been knitting Christmas presents for KCA for the past three years, and the ladies in our group love it,” Denise says. Set up in 2014, the Crafty Critters initially only knitted for themselves. “And then people started mentioning charities more frequently. We heard about KCA, and it mushroomed from there. “Tracy is doing a great job. It’s very rewarding to work with her

organisation.” Denise explains that kind members of the community would donate wool to their group and then meet weekly in a chatty round and knit together. All of the Crafty Critters toys will find a home for Christmas as all of them will be passed on to frontline charities before the end of the year. Tracy says thanks to the generosity of their wide donor base. This year the goods and food rescue organisation, which is entirely run by volunteers, have been able to pass on more than 4000 banana boxes of clothes, books, toys and other items to families in need.  For more information, visit To give wool to the Crafty Critters, drop your donation at the Johnsonville Community Centre.

KCA co-founder Tracy Wellington particularly likes the crocheted duck. PHOTO: Supplied

Music in the Village returns to Khandallah Christmas carols are set to light up local’s spirits this festive season with performances taking place outside the historic Khandallah Town Hall. Four performances will take place across two days of Music in the Village, and local students are set to impress the suburb with their cheery Christmas songs. This year’s carols have been organised by the Khandallah Business Association and will feature songs by Cashmere School, Sing for Your Life and Khandallah School. Sue Clothier of the business association says the Christmas lights have been put up on the town hall and it was “looking wonderful”. “Next week we have ar-

Last year’s Khandallah Christmas carols. PHOTO: Independent Herald Archives

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Workshop set to help remote workers Having a home office offers flexibility and convenience to remote workers but can also bring isolation and cause distraction. That’s at least some of the pros and cons mentioned at Johnsonville’s first Supporting You Working from Home workshops earlier this month. The monthly seminars are free and hosting by SubUrban Co-working invites remote workers from the community to attend and share their know-how, discuss issues and

collectively find solutions. During their first ever meetup earlier this month, remote workers from various backgrounds and workshop facilitator Michelle Rush settled on an agenda for the upcoming events and discussed general issues around working from home. “SubUrban’s mission is to create a network of inter-connected suburban community-run workplaces – in effect bringing a new sense of place or ‘working village’ to the suburbs of

Wellington,” Kathleen Wright, SubUrban CEO, explains. “We created SubUrban to develop closer connections between business and community and to reduce the isolation and disconnection that can be experienced with working alone from home.” The Supporting You Working from Home workshops are designed to be community-led and develop SubUrban’s idea of sharing business knowledge and connecting with others. For the upcoming meetup on

December 14, Michelle has planned a round table format giving people a set time in which to raise an issue, around which to seek feedback from others. Participants also will explore the potential of communication apps as a means to meet needs for practical advice and referrals.  Visit and join the Supporting You Working From Home group to sign up for workshops. Or visit suburban. for more information.

Johnsonville spoiled for reading matter By Julia Czerwonatis

Bookworms will be spoiled with the latest project launched by Jazz Up Johnsonville. As part of her mission to brighten up the suburb, Jazz Up Johnsonville founder Lisa Woodley has set up a Book Nook in the local Countdown store which celebrated its grand opening last Friday. “It’s a free library with second-hand books for anyone in our community,” Lisa explains. “People can pick any book they like for free.” Artist Eddie Haydon painted the Book Nook – a revamped industrial fridge – with moreporks, tui and woodpigeons bustling around native bush. Eddie’s father Neil Haydon is community service director for the Rotary Club of Johnsonville and Neil and his fellow Rotarians helped Lisa with launching the Book Nook. “Basically, I had the vision, and Neil and the Rotary Club made it happen,” Lisa says. With her Book Nook, Lisa wants to promote reading and she also sees it as a little forerunner for the new Johnsonville library. “It’s a feel-good project for


Rewa Rewa Triathlon Rewa Rewa School is hosting a triathlon, with a focus on participation and fun. The community have-a-go event is open to all pupils from year 1 to 6 with prizes for participants. Individuals or teams can enter; $10 per participant and $30 for a team. The teams are to be made up of the same year level. Supporters will be able to watch the scooting and running courses, but access to the pool area will be restricted. Food and drink will be available to purchase with cash throughout the event. Visit to book tickets.

Johnsonville Christmas Parade The Johnsonville Charitable Trust Christmas Parade 2017 will go ahead this Saturday, December 2, from 11am1pm. It’s the largest run community Christmas parade in the Wellington region and a great day out for young and old. The parade will be moving along Broderick Road, Johnsonville Road, Moorefield Road and Frankmoore Avenue. Traffic detours will be in place on the day which may delay some drivers’ travels.

Councillor Malcolm Sparrow, Neil Haydon from Rotary Johnsonville, Jazz Up Johnsonville founder Lisa Woodley, Countdown manager John Angelica and councillor Peter Gilberd. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

our community,” she explains. “Unfortunately, Johnsonville has become quite dull over the years. “With Jazz Up Johnsonville I want to bring back some colour into our suburb and create some inspiration for others.” Wellington City Libraries donated over 100 books and will keep stocking up the

Book Nook while Rotary Johnsonville will maintain it. Northern ward councillors Peter Gilberd and Malcolm Sparrow endorsed the new free library saying it was fantastic when residents take the initiative and start local projects. For Countdown manager John Angelica it was no more than two-minute decision

whether the Book Nook should go into his store. “It’s a great community project, so I didn’t really have to think about it. It fits right into our store,” John says. Jazz Up Johnsonville’s innovator Lisa promises that she has more little projects in the pipeline to bring new life into the suburb.

Generous Wellingtonian becomes citizen Last Monday was quite a “special citizenship ceremony” for Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. Mark Dunajtschik, who has been a Wellingtonian for over 60 years, formally became a New Zealand citizen. Earlier this year Mark announced that he will donate $50 million towards a new children’s hospital for Wellington. “For Mark it was incredibly humbling to receive a standing ovation from fellow new citizens acknowledging his generosity,” Justin says.

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Tech whizzes at Queen Margaret College (QMC) have made the semi-finals of the EPro8 Challenge held on Tuesday, November21. EPro8 Challenge is an engineering and problem solving race joined by school teams between year 5 and 10. “Each team got given the same materials and tools, of six different heights, joining tools, wires, wheels, gears, pulleys, a solar panel, and an

array of electronic boxes which we then used to compete in the challenges,” Emma Bassett explains. Emma is a QMC year 8 student and team member of the Superheroes – one of five QMC teams that entered the competition. She says each stage of the competition relied on having “skills in engineering, art, electronics, mathematics and problem solving”.

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Scout hall ready for major revamp By Julia Czerwonatis

Ngaio Scouts were excited last week when local real estate agent Glenn Stewart handed over a large cheque. Glenn’s donation enhances the scouts’ budget for revamping their worn-out hall. “Our hall got damaged in last year’s earthquake,” Hadyn Nicholls, Ngaio Scouts leader, explains. “But that’s not the only reason why we need to refurbish. “The hall was built in the 1940s by Warwick Bell who also built other scout halls in Wellington. “It has been expanded two times since then – quite badly though, unfortunately,” Hadyn explains. “The interior is quite a mismatch, but after we have done everything up you won’t be able to tell anymore; it will be a lot smarter and nicer.” For the past year, the Ngaio Scouts worked hard to raise funds for the refurbishment, and they are grateful for Glenn’s generous donation. “The scouts are doing great things for the kids in our community so it’s a pleasure for me to help them where I can,” Glenn says. With 115 members, Ngaio

Ethan and Hadyn Nicholls with Glenn and Harry Stewart. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis.

Scouts are the second largest group in the Wellington zone. Hadyn says he enjoyed being a scout leader and go on adventures with the little explorers.

“My son has been a Cub here and is now a Scout Leader. And my daughter was a Kea,” he explains how he got involved with the group.

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Stepping up the game By Julia Czerwonatis

The end of the school is approaching, and while senior students are still wracking their brains in final exams, many of them already start dreaming of what might come after graduation. For Christy Robinson, the next step into her future has already been decided. The Samuel Marsden Collegiate senior has been accepted at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) and will start college in August next year. “It’s amazing, I can’t wait to go,” Christy says. “I will be studying education and psychology, and I’m doing a minor in geography.” Christy, a young tennis talent, received a full athlete’s scholarship to study at the NIU – a great financial relief since tuition fees in the US can be costly. A year at university for local NIU students costs NZ$20,700 whereas international students pay $43.300. “I’ve been working together with Kiwi Athletes Agency to get the scholarship and was chosen for my academic as well as athletic performance.

Christy Robinson from Samuel Marsden Collegiate will study in Illinois, in the United States, to improve her tennis skills. PHOTO: Masanori Udagawa/

“The scholarship is secured for four years which is great, as I don’t have to worry about any fees at all and can concentrate on studying and training.” Christy will be joining the NIU Huskies women’s tennis

team for the fall 2018 season, participating in training sessions in the morning and hitting the books again in the afternoon. “The US offers so many more opportunities than New Zealand when it comes to tennis. We can

be quite limited here. “I’d like to progress, not only my tennis play but as a person.” Christy first picked up a tennis racket when she was 10, and at 12 she started playing competitively. She names reaching the quarterfinals of an ITF (International Tennis Federation) in September as one of her most significant accomplishments in her young career. In 2015, Christy was a runnerup for the New Zealand Masters 16 and under, which she is also proud of. While she is thrilled about leaving school and taking the next step in life, Christy will also miss school. “I’ve been there since year 7 and all my friends are going to Marsden. So it’s going to be very sad to leave and lose some of the people. “One of my friends has been accepted to another college in the US. It’s good to be in the same shoes as someone else and share that experience. “And my family, they are really excited for me, but I suppose they are also a bit scared as I’m an only child,” she says. “They always want the best for me.”

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Karori was packed with enthusiastic mountain bikers from all over the country as they gathered for the National Down Hill Race 3 a fortnight ago. It’s the first time since 2014 that the competition returns to Wellington’s mountain biking realms and organisers Wellington Mountain Bike Club were stoked with the turn-out. “We’re joining the race for a bit of fun,” Karori local Jason Gurr explains. Jason has been mountain biking on and off for about 20 years, and he enjoys the convenience of living in the city and having direct access to several mountain bike tracks at

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Lest we forget the other By Julia Czerwonatis

The Indian and Chinese communities of New Zealand celebrated a milestone at last week’s opening of the Lest We Forget the Other exhibition at the foot of Wellington’s Carillon. It’s not only the first time in their Kiwi-based history that both ethnic communities have collaborated on a project like this but also New Zealand’s very first exhibition incorporated in a museum that tells the story of Chinese and Indian Anzacs. Dignitaries and honoured guests from the NZ Indian Central Association, the NZ Chinese Association, Ekta NZ Inc and the Sikh Foundation NZ gathered last Friday at The Great War Exhibition to celebrate this Shrandhanjli (homage) to Chinese and Indians who fought in WWI or supported the New Zealand economy with their labour. Sean Andrews is a living descendent of Chinese soldier Eang King How Chow and could supply information as well as photos of Eang. Eang, born in 1895, was the youngest child of a Gisborne business-man. With a wife and two children at home, Eang joined the war aged 21 as a rifleman in France and Belgium. He returned two years later and moved to Pukekohe with his family to become a farmer. “The exhibition looks great, and I love seeing Eang King getting the recognition,” he says at the opening carrying his ancestor’s service


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you think university (tertiary education) should be free for all Kiwis?

Najwa Nair, Johnsonville “The first year should be free, but then students should get a job. Where does the money come from if it’s all free?”

Matt Richie, Johnsonville “There should be a financial relief but it’s not practicable to make it all free.”

Adrial Cruz, Newlands “Yes, it should be.”

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A large plastic bin containing a spray painting unit and accessories and also a weed eater were stolen. In Torwood Road a garage of a house was entered and a basketball hoop and a backboard, which had been screwed to the wall, were removed and stolen. A green Honda CRV saloon, parked locked and secure overnight on the road outside a house in Rangoon Street, was broken

into. A left rear quarterlight window was smashed to gain entry. A spare tyre is known to have been stolen. In Ngaio a resident left their house in Pomare Street at 8.20am to take children to school, returning at 8.40am. On return the back door was found open (possibly left insecure) and an intruder had activated the alarm.

A wallet and cell phone had been left on a bench near the back door. The activated alarm had probably caused the intruder to flee. The garage of a house in Heke Street was entered overnight by forcing open an automatic door, causing damage. A hedge trimmer, battery and charger are known to have been stolen. Other stolen items are yet to be reported.

In Awarua Street an intruder gained access to a house by smashing a side window. A laptop was stolen. In Kaiwharawhara a large building supply store in the Hutt Road was entered via a smashed ranch slider window leading to a show room. A cabinet containing nail guns was targeted and forcibly opened. Four items were stolen from the cabinet.

Peka Peka to Otaki Expressway Construction on the new $330 million Peka Peka to Otaki Expressway, part of the Wellington Northern Corridor, are beginning this week. The project will reduce congestion and provide safer, more efficient and more reliable journeys through the Kapiti Coast area, connecting with the McKays to Peka Peka Expressway in the south. The 13km of four-lane expressway

project also includes 9kms of local roads, a new 330-metre Otaki River crossing, overbridges at Rahui Road and at School Road in Te Horo and proposed options for better walking and cycling access. Over one km of railway tracks will be moved to ensure all modes of transport are well considered and are properly catered for. The expressway is expected to open in 2020.


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Kapiti Food Fair is ready to serve-up! The Fair will showcase 190+ sites, the Beach FM Entertainment Zone, the ZEAL Busking Zone, The Hits Info Hub and the Tuatara Bar. The Celebrity Kitchen demonstration with Jax Hamilton is sounding delicious and we can’t wait to host her. Jax needs little introduction with her much-loved style and flair. She is an inspirational cook, who loves to blend a bit of cockney with a pinch of Caribbean all served up on a Kiwi plate! Sites include: chocolates, sweets, fudges, turkish delight, jams, marmalade, jellies, relishes & pickles, dukkah, saffron, Celebrity chef Jax Hamilton sauces, dressings, vinegars, dips & spreads, pestos & salsas, preserves, peanut butter, nut butters, breads, baking, cheesecakes, wines, beers, ports, liqueurs, juices, cordials, teas, olives & olive oils, kombucha, peppers – and so much more! Catch the train from Wellington to Paraparaumu & board the FREE Kapiti Kruzer bus to Mazengarb Reserve. Pick-ups 10.09am, 11.09am, 12.09pm & 1.09pm; departs the Reserve at 11.45am, MAZENGARB RESERVE, PARAPARAUMU 12.45pm, 1.45pm & 2.45pm. ENTRY: $5 PER ADULT (FREE UP TO 18) Find us on Facebook https://www.



The Southward Car Museum is a world famous automobile museum housing a collection of over 400 vehicles both old and new, as well as three aircraft. Lots to see and the large outside grounds with a lake behind are ideal for a picnic. Southwards is rated as one of the best and largest car museums in the southern hemisphere and you can easily

spend a fascinating day there by the time you’ve included a coffee or tea at the Southwards coffee shop. Located on Otaihanga Road, Otaihanga, just north of Paraparaumu on the old main road north. To reach it take the Expressway exit at Raumati South to come onto the old state highway route.

Tavenier Howard & Co - Real Estate at Raumati Beach Tavenier Howard & Co is a boutique real estate office located in the heart of Raumati Beach. Their years of experience have resulted in many awards, both national and international, and an outstanding name for service on the

Chocolate Brown, took over the Nyco Chocolate Factory on the corner of Raumati Rd in April and the shop has been full of chocolate and fudge and sweet goodies ever since. Christmas stocks have just arrived and Chocolate Brown is ready for to help you make your selection for just the right gifts for friends and family or for your corporate gifting. ‘‘We’re making a lot of the old, familiar products that use to be made there like chocolate coated hokey pokey and the lovely

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chocolate logs, marshmallow bricks, nougat and coconut toastie,” says owner Susan Vize. ‘‘We also have a huge range of sugar free chocolates and sweets.” In addition, Chocolate Brown has just completed a tourism education centre, which is for people of all ages to learn about, taste and make chocolate. So phone Chocolate Brown to book in for your tour of the chocolate factory. ph 299 8098. For more information go to:

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Success for Wellington in the Interprovincials


Christmas Remembrance Service If you are missing someone you love this Christmas, please join us to remember and gather strength from each other.

“Love lives on beyond Goodbye The truth of us will never die Our spirits will shine Long after we've gone And so our love lives on.”


Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, Wellington 5.30PM WEDNESDAY, 6 DECEMBER 2017

Anne Herries, Annette Henry, David Don, Mindy Wu, Sandra Coleman, Peter Delahunty, Kate Davies, John Patterson, Anthony Kerr, Jim Brough, Patrick D’Arcy, Elaine Richardson, Lynda Rigler, Jeffry Craanen, Alan Grant, Peter Benham and Nigel Kearney. PHOTO: Wellington Region squad

ans’ consistency and overall strength that saw them retain the trophy. Most of the Wellington bridge champions are united as members of Wellington Bridge Club. Intermediates Jeffry Craanen and Elaine Richardson joined in from Hutt Bridge Club and represented our local region together with Davies and John Patterson from the open team who belong to the Kairangi Club out at Miramar, whilst several players belong to Karori. Mindy Wu also plays out of Victoria Bridge Club. “Playing against strong opponents

and sharing knowledge is a big part of having a decent pool of strong players to draw from,” Nigel Kearney, chef de mission, explains the region’s success. The runners up were Waikato Bays with Canterbury in third. Although they both had winners in their sections whereas Wellington had none, Wellingtonians showed excellent skills in all four sections that combined to leave them with the winning score. The competition began on Saturday, continued on Sunday and finished Monday lunchtime.

Dance performance promises cultural pearl

Johnsonville Wellington City Karori This service is sponsored by Lychgate Funerals in conjunction with Old St. Paul’s and the Mary Potter Hospice.


The seven bridge regions of New Zealand came together to do battle in Wellington last weekend. The Wellington Region team were the defending champions and performed strongly against their competitors. The coveted Dougal McLean Trophy for the overall region’s best performance combines scores from four sections; the open, women, senior and intermediate teams of four. Finishing second in the open, women and intermediates and third in the seniors it was the Wellingtoni-

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GAVIN HIPKINS: THE DOMAIN 25 November 2017 – 25 March 2018 Take a trip to The Dowse Art Museum in Lower Hutt and explore the world of one of New Zealand’s most intelligent and restlessly curious photographers in Gavin Hipkins: The Domain. This show is an expansive survey of Hipkins’ 25-year career. It stretches from attention-grabbing art school experiments through to a new

video work made especially for this exhibition. It’s the perfect excuse to fill the car up with friends and family and spend the day exploring an extraordinary photographer’s mind, and all that Lower Hutt has to offer. Check out our website for a full programme of events, activities and discussions.

Khandallah Ballet Academy in preparation of their annual show performed at the New Zealand School of Dance. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

The young ladies of the Khandallah Ballet Academy are tying their dancing shoes for this year’s end-ofyear production which is set to be a cultural kaleidoscope. The show will feature a colourful mixture of classical and character performances with dances from Hungary, Russia and Poland. “It’s a beautiful show,” Carolyn Mckeefry, Khandallah Ballet Academy and dance teacher, says.

“All our students, aged five to 20, will be dancing so it’s good to watch their development through the different ages. “Our annual performance has always been a highlight and I have many dance students coming back for them because they just love it.” For high school senior Carys Beddow and first year university student Katya Sellem the upcoming show will be their graduation

performance as they reached their Advanced 2 level at the Khandallah Ballet Academy. “Getting to perform in the show is a highlight, really,” Carys says.  Khandallah Ballet Academy will perform at the New Zealand School of Dance, 11 Hutchison Rd, Newtown on December 3, from 3pm. Tickets will be available at the box office half an hour before the show.

The Shaman (Yellow), 2006. Courtesy of the artist and Starkwhite, Auckland

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Stonehenge Aotearoa

Star of Bethlehem, 7pm Thursday December 21st What was the Star? Who were the 'Three Kings' and, who were those 'Shepherds watching their flocks by night'? This presentation explores these ancient mysteries and the origins of other Christmas traditions Who was 'Father Christmas' and, why did Rudolf have a

Christmas Tidings!

Pack your goggles and flippers and float into Capital E’s under-the-sea Christmas experience. Hang out with the mer-elves in Santa Claw’s sparkly underwater grotto or swim under glowing jellyfish, there’s lots of creative and imaginative free fun to be had during Christmas Tidings at

Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum is indeed a treasure trove of curiosity for adults and children alike. You’ll discover the many intriguing stories that makes Wellington the world’s coolest little capital. Housed in the Bond Store which is a significant heritage building on the waterfront, Wellington Museum offers a

Foveaux Hotel

The Foveaux Hotel is located in the middle of Bluff. The owner is a retired sea captain and professional musician. The historic 1937 hotel will be featuring in house concerts on the weekend during February and

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Capital E. On Monday 18 December we’ve bought back our popular ‘Homemade’ workshop. Join us for a day of festivity, making creative and personal homemade presents sure to spread joy and smiles this holiday season. $45 per person, bookings required.

wonderful insight into the rich social and cultural history of Wellington. From the Māori migration and Maritime stories, through to the weird and wonderful Attic that comes complete with its very own Time Machine, you’ll get to know Wellington’s colourful past, and events that have shaped the city into the creative and vibrant capital that it is today.

March with a variety of music on the piano, harp and organ. Visit our website to see the exact dates of the concerts and events. The concerts will be by reservations only as the venue is small and intimate.

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red nose? Stardate, January 19th to 21st This three day astronomical event includes a range of talks and observing the wonders of the universe through a variety of large telescopes. Stardate also includes geology, a field trip and live music. For further information phone 06 377 1600.

Enjoy the ambience of dining amongst the the vines in courtyard the vines in the at courtyard at Coney Coney Wines’ vineyard restaurant where you Wines’ vineyard can experience cuisine restaurant where you featuring middlecan experience cuisine eastern and southern with Mediterranean American and Asian flavours influences matched matched with with awardawardwinning Coney Wines. Wines. winning Coney

Cellar door (11am-4pm) and Restaurant (12pm-3pm) open Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays. The perfect venue for private /corporate/ Christmas/New Year functions and family celebrations.

Cellar and&Door & Restaurant Cellar Door Vineyard Restaurant FromDecember December-March From - Marchalso alsoopen openon onFridays Fridays Order available online. online. Order now now from from the the great selection of fine wine available

At a loss for something to do over the summer break? Southwards in Paraparaumu is a great option. With a huge collection of world class extraordinary vehicles to view as well as an onsite coffee and souvenir shop. These are in large picturesque

A fantastic base for those wishing to explore!

We are an intimate art deco 9 room bed and breakfast hotel with licensed restaurant on the premises and 2 minutes by foot to the Stewart Island ferry. Visit us over January-March to experience a mixture of classical, popular and jazz concerts.

grounds, great if you wish to bring your own picnic. A large lawn area for the kids to get rid of some of that pent-up energy as well as small a bush walk. Open 9.00am to 4.30pm every day apart from Christmas day. Plan that unusual get away day now.

Stonehenge Aotearoa OPENING HOURS 10am to 4pm Wed to Sunday Closed for December 24 to 26 Open everyday in January

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Lenin Holiday Park Levin Kiwi Holiday Park is a friendly, beautiful and quiet park situated in central Levin, 1.5kms off State Highway 1. There is a range of accommodation to suit a range of budgets, including tent sites, generous powered sites, cabins and motels. We have a large dining hall that is






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Space Place at Carter Observatory Travel through the southern skies in Space Place's state-of-the-art planetarium. Explore the exhibition and take a look at the night sky through the historic Thomas Cooke telescope. From exploring the stars to navigating space travel, Space Place's stunning full-dome planetarium shows bring the magic of space and science to life! Each show also includes a live

Orui Walk

Orui Walk is a wonderful walk starting and ending at Riversdale Beach. Wonderful scenery, fantastic food . A great way to spend time with family and friends. Fully catered using local

El Rancho

Discover the magic of El Rancho and learn all about Horse Riding and Care! The El Rancho Horse Experience is suitable for both beginners and those with some experience. Not just for kids 8 years and up… but for all whanau, maximum weight

presentation of the night sky over New Zealand. You can also explore the interactive galleries which explain the Big Bang theory to Rocket missions and Māori astronomy, and find out how space technology is influencing life here on earth. Space Place is housed in Carter Observatory, New Zealand’s longest-serving national observatory.

produce when available. Walk the walk - talk the talk. Exercise in beautiful surroundings and be looked after - what more does one want. Operates from October - April.

85 kg. This day of horse interaction is designed to build the riders’ confidence, strengthen bonds between horse and rider and of course to make new friends. Dates this summer are 21 December, 11 January and 20 January. Head to to book!

Nga Manu

Discover the serenely beautiful Ngā Manu Nature Reserve in Waikanae on the Kāpiti Coast. Pack a picnic or barbeque and enjoy this accessible, compact and yet diverse sanctuary. Wander through a precious coastal forest remnant, view iconic Kiwi, ancient Tuatara, and other endangered species in the walk-through



aviaries, and feed sleek long-finned eels at the daily 2pm talk. For a close encounter with our unique wildlife, you can join a ‘Feed Out Tour’ or go behind-the-scenes on a ‘Ranger for the Day Experience’. Or discover the tranquillity of an overnight stay in Theo’s Cottage, located in the Reserve. See


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How to find us: Exit left off the new State Highway 1 expressway at the “Raumati and Paraparaumu” exit Take second exit off the roundabout Turn left onto the Main Road (old State Highway 1). Pass the Paraparaumu shops and go through one set of traffic lights First exit at Otaihanga roundabout

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Jacob Morris (4) with Santa

Sid (3), Sam (5) and Ishan (4)

PHOTOS: Dan Taylor

OUT& Santa visits about Churton Park By Dan & Michele Taylor

With his bag full of goodies, Santa came to visit Churton Park School last Sunday brightening up the children’s day. A brilliantly sunny afternoon saw pupils enjoying the outdoor attractions

including a bouncy castle and coconut shy. Bubble soccer was also a feature, as well as face painting. Everyone was treated to an afternoon tea of cakes and sausage sizzle provided by Churton Park Anglican Church. Santa duly arrived via fire

engine to much excitement, with children taking the opportunity to advise him of their Christmas gift requirements. Organiser, Alison Craig, was happy with the turnout and thrilled with the response to the ‘Bring a can for the Foodbank’.

Caitlin (5) and Annabelle (6)

Amelia (4) and Anna (4)

Keshan (3) not ready to leave the bouncy castle

Jai (3)

Abigail Robin (4)

Jacob (8)

Bella (6)

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Wellington Free Ambulance was for the night, including an original time supporters, including Wayne New Zealand. “What better way to mark this celebrating 90 years of service at painting by Dick Frizzell and Norwood, grandson of Wellington Wellington Free chief executive special year than with an ambutheir One-of-a-Kindness Gala last Shane Cotton thanks to Contact Free’s founder. Mike Grant is overwhelmed by lance bought by the people, for Saturday. Energy, a Volkswagen Polo from Wellington Free Ambulance was the support of both the event’s the people. Required in worth founded in 1927 by the Mayor of sponsors and the public this year. “The People’s Ambulance will The Lloyd MorrisonDeliverers Foundation Gazley Motors, a year’s was the principal sponsor of this of Whittaker’s chocolate, an Air the day, Sir Charles Norwood, who “The gala is all about celebrating have its own special brand making Areaevent 1: Momona, Kawatiri - Kaponga. black-tie and with a full-Mohaka, New Zealand Flight Simulator came across an injured man on the amazing service Wellington it easy to spot as it whizzes around house of 500 people, the night experience, and a limited-edition Lambton Quay. Free has provided for 90 years, our neighbourhoods - a nice reincluded fine dining, live music, Louis Vuitton handbag from an This first act of kindness is what and all the people who are part of minder of all the people who have entertainment and auction. anonymous donor. inspired the beginnings of theare available it – the at staff, the people they haveView supported us during this News special Applications our recruitment the Wainuiomata Many local businesses and kind Guests included an array of service, which continuesoffi tocebeorthe cared for, allinthe year, and all the ones before it,” at the security gateand based thepeople who so online Ngauranga in Wellington. people have donated auction prizes business people, mayors and long- only free ambulance service in George generously support us,” Mike says. Mike adds.

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Generous donation for curatorial internship programme Adam Art Gallery has received a generous donation from local philanthropist Barbara Blake to establish a part-time paid internship. The programme will enable recent graduates and early-career art professionals to work with the gallery to develop hands-on knowledge of curatorial practice and exhibition-making. Interns will work alongside the team in the Adam Art Gallery office at Victoria University of Wellington’s Kelburn campus, with opportunities to undertake self-directed research as well as contribute to the gallery’s activities. “In my life, art is a source of discussion and debate, intellectual and spiritual nourishment, beauty and joy,” Barbara says. “I studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London in the 1980s, and when I came home, I was lucky to get my first position at the National Art Gallery in Wellington. “I learned on the job from those with more experience and

expertise,” she explains. “I am so happy to be able to assist the Adam Art Gallery in establishing an internship so that young graduates, making the first steps in their careers, can learn from the talented and dedicated curatorial team headed by Adam Art Gallery director Christina Barton.” “For the recipient, a contested and paid internship will mean their work is valued financially as well as academically.” The internship will be advertised nationally and applications will be assessed by a panel, which will include the donor, gallery staff and an external art professional with experience in curatorial work. Christina says the selected candidate would “demonstrate they have the requisite skills and enthusiasm to contribute to our programme”. “They will work closely with us on a specific project so they learn a range of skills but also can enjoy a sense of achievement.” Art history graduates will be

Barbara Blake with Adam Art Gallery director Christina Barton. PHOTO: Supplied

given priority, however the internship is open to early-career art professionals and students of other relevant disciplines including museum and heritage studies, fine arts, visual and

cultural studies. Candidates seeking to enrol in Master’s and PhD programmes at Victoria will also be considered.  Applications for the intern-

ship close on Friday, December15. Please contact Adam Art Gallery administrator Ann Gale for a role description and further information.

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Wednesday November 29, 2017


British support for Onslow Cricket Club

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Kiwis fail to take flight and blame everyone but themselves

By Julia Czerwonatis

The Onslow Cricket Club has been boosted this season with their new player from the UK. George Rhodes is batsman for Worcestershire, one of 18 first-class county clubs around England and Wales, and George uses the winter break on the northern hemisphere to gain experience overseas. “This is my third year doing this,” George explains. “The previous two years I have played in Australia, one year in Adelaide and one year in Canberra. “It’s a good to see how other nations play and also to keep busy while we’re off-season in England.” George has only been in New Zealand for four weeks, yet has already explored a large chunk of Wellington, climbing up Mount Kaukau, kayaking in the harbour and exploring countless coffee places. And – more importantly – he has already played several games for the Onslow premier team. “It’s a good team; I enjoy playing with them,” he says. The team won against Petone on Saturday and George made 87 runs. Onslow premier also scored against Naenae on Sunday – that’s seven wins out of seven games played. When not training with the premiers, George is coaching the juniors team as well as a team from Onslow College and is keen to “offer a fresh pair of eyes” for their training sessions. The English man is playing cricket in the

George Rhodes joins the Onslow Cricket Club for the 2017/18 season. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis

third generation – his father used to play for England, too. George says Kiwi cricket had a good reputation overseas which is why many cricketers liked coming here. “I will be playing with Onslow until early March, and then I have to go back to pre-season training with Worcestershire.” But until then, George is excited to swing bats alongside Kiwi sportsmen.

The Kiwis Rugby League World Cup campaign has been a PR nightmare from start to finish. The best spin doctor in the world could not have saved this shambles which was punctuated by a 4-2 football score quarter final exit to lowly Fiji. What happened post match was blood-letting of the highest order. Captain Adam Blair, who is headed to the Warriors next year on a multi-year million dollar deal gave a bizarre interview where he said the result on home soil was a good sign for international rugby League and that his team had given it everything. Halfback Shaun Johnson took aim at the Kiwi supporters, saying they had to shoulder some of the blame for being negative towards the team throughout the campaign. Then there was coach David Kidwell, who gave a rambling radio interview where he defended his players and joined the firing squad aiming insults at the fans. Last time I checked, the fans didn’t drop the ball, concede the penalties or miss the tackles that saw them exit the tournament after a loss to Tonga the previous week. Johnson has since apologised for his comments and Kidwell has still yet to decide whether to reapply for the role. It’s an easy decision - he shouldn’t. The team played with no passion or

heart. They gave up a 14 point lead to lose to Tonga and they weren’t relatable or approachable. Fans need a reason to buy in to a team and this Kiwis’ team was not able to produce anything but frustration. Rugby league is in mediocre heart in New Zealand. A lot of key former players want board level, widespread change. An independent review is now underway. Fan support is a privilege not a right and New Zealand Rugby League took it for granted and Tonga stole their thunder. Fans want to see the top players performing at their peak. They also want to see a winning culture or at least a team that is striving to be winners. The fact is, this 2017 Kiwis team didn’t even come close to it. Confusing public statements, poor selections and poor performances on the paddock led to the demise of any positive outcomes and the NZRL has missed its opportunity to capture the imaginations of the next generation of rugby league players in this country. To sum up - much like the Warriors, the Kiwis promised so much and delivered so little and that’s a shame that cannot be swept under the carpet.


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“We’re like one big family” With 60 friendly and dedicated staff members, you can rest assured your loved ones will be well looked after at Johnsonvale Home. The friendly, homely nature of Johnsonvale sets the home apart from the rest. With a welcoming environment, residents get to know the staff as well as each other which creates a family-like atmosphere.

The activities staff ensure the residents are always happy and entertained with activities running six days a week. Johnsonvale Home hosts themed days on special occasions including Easter, Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day and birthdays. The residents also go out on regular trips to farms, museums and the movies as well as having

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