Wednesday February 14, 2018
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you own a bike and if so, how often do you cycle?
Anisiata Latu, Porirua “I don’t own one.”
Rudy Sutjipto, Johnsonville “I don’t have a bike.”
Brendan Clegg, Khandallah “Yes. I cycle once a fortnight.”
Abby Cross, Tawa “We [my partner and I] don’t have one but all our kids do, and they beg us to go cycling every single day.”
Bernadette Pickavance, Johnsonville “I don’t own one, but maybe someday I will.”
Stacee McLellan, Churton Park “I have bike but I never go cycling.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville an apartment in Middleton Road was entered through a ground floor top hinged window which was probably left open. A satchel was stolen from the living room. The satchel contained a large quantity of foreign and New Zealand currency and a New Zealand passport. Personal security items, credit cards and USB sticks were also
among the items stolen. An orange Honda CRV saloon parked locked and secure overnight on the street in Clifford Road was broken into. A rear quarterlight window was smashed to gain entry. A CD player and CDs, a bank debit card and personal items were stolen. The card was used before it could be cancelled. In Northland a house in Glen-
more Street was broken into when offender used tools left around the exterior of the property force open a rear door. A messy search of the interior was made and a New Zealand passport was stolen. In Karori a flat on a property in Makara Road was entered through a bathroom window. A front and side window were also smashed.
The flat was searched but a list of stolen items is not yet available. A red Aprilia moped parked on the road overnight in Woodhouse Avenue was stolen. It was later recovered in Karori Park with the front panel pulled out in an attempt to reach the ignition. A house in Karori Road was burgled during the day with ac-
cess believed to have been gained through a forced French door at the rear of the house. One bedroom appears to have been targeted and was thoroughly searched. Although a full list of stolen items has yet to be completed it is known that a quantity of high value jewellery, two watches and a sum of New Zealand cash were taken.
Making Wellington a te reo city
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester and deputy mayor Jill Day would like to hear ideas from Wellingtonians how council could enhance the use of the Maori language here. PHOTO: Independent Herald file.
Wellington City Council wants to hear from the public on how it can achieve the goal of making Wellington a te reo Maori city. The public consultation for the draft te reo policy, Te Tauihu – Te Kaupapa Here Hukihuki Te Reo Maori, asks Wellingtonians for ideas on how council can celebrate the language in the city. “It’s about incorporating more te reo into our everyday lives,” deputy mayor Jill Day says. “The Maori language has inherent mana and importance and we need to acknowledge that by making it more visible in our city.” The policy honours a commitment made by Mayor Justin Lester during Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori last year. Its development was led by Jill, who is
the first Maori female in the role as deputy mayor and holds the Maori partnerships portfolio. Submissions received will help create an action plan to inform not only the way council approaches signage, but also other public forms of communication, such as speeches, street art, murals, performing arts and more. “This draft policy is the first step in that process,” Jill says. “We want to gather as many varied ideas as possible on how we can make this policy real - how we can enact it. We want people to be creative and think outside the square.” For a copy of the draft policy in te reo or English and to make a submission, visit wellington.govt.nz/have-your-say/ consultations.
Independent Herald 14-02-18