Wellington Wide Phone 0800 333 309 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
www.affordablefunerals.co.nz Member of Funeral Directors Association of NZ
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Phone: (04) 587 1660
School of rock
By Julia Czerwonatis
produced an album and have now released their songs. “It was three days of getting to know a bunch of cool people with different tastes of music and just jamming together,” Vow Lemmens, Onslow College student and vocalist of band Fish, explains. Continued on page 2.
Aspiring rock stars got together during the summer holidays to jam out some tunes and record their own songs. As part of the programme organised by local music school Apollo Music, just over a dozen students put into three bands
Apollo Music manager Jake Stokes with students Bianca Webb, Dominic Whipps, Vow Lemmens and Anna Linklater. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
St. Andrews Church 27 Trebann St. NEWLANDS
Now at: Level 1, Level 1, 120 Johnsonville 120 Johnsonville RoadRoad Johnsonville Johnsonville Phone:04-939-0911 04-939-0911 •• Fax: Phone: Fax:04-939-0072 04-939-0072 Email: Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Andrew’s Church Service starts at 12 noon Re-Opened Church Followed with a shared Lunch This Sunday, 27 Trebann St. 4th March 2018 All Welcome! NEWLANDS
BRETT HUDSON NATIONAL LIST MP BASED IN ŌHĀRIU P 04 478 0628 E Brett.HudsonMP@parliament.govt.nz
Authorised by Brett Hudson, 29 Broderick Rd, Johnsonville
Wednesday February 28, 2018
How to reach us
Phone (04) 587 1660 Address 23 Broderick Rd, Johnsonville P.O. Box 38-776, WMC 5045 Fax (04) 587 1661
Julia Czerwonatis email@example.com 587 1660
Teenagers record their own songs during summer rock camp Continued from page 1. “While we had a pretty tight schedule it was great to explore different sounds and music types and then come out with an idea that worked for all of us.” Vow’s band colleague, Dominic Whipps, says having the different music types combined helped to create unique sounds. “The different styles in which people are playing their in-
struments really came out,” Dominic says. The 16-year-old usually plays blues tunes on his six strings however the summer rock camp encouraged him to try harder, more punky sounds. Apollo Music manager Jake Stokes who organised the programme together with other professional musicians from Wellington says he was im-
pressed to see the students coming together as a cohesive unit to play. “Making music together is like having a conversation, and they did a pretty good job communicating,” Jake says. “Ever yone individua lly sounded awesome, but all of them together sound better than the sum of its parts.” The young rockers recorded
Sam Barnes firstname.lastname@example.org 587 1660 SALES
David Lewis email@example.com 587 1660 SALES
Steve Maggs firstname.lastname@example.org 587 1660
Jake, Bianca, Dominic, Vow and Anna recently released their songs. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
their five songs during no more than three live takes with instruments and just over two hours for vocals – in comparison, professional musicians usually spend days or even weeks to record just one song “I believe, everybody took their songs home with them and re-played in their heads at the dinner table and before they went to bed.” Anna Linklater, also from Fish, and Bianca Webb, vocalist of band Infamous, both had their fathers encouraging them to join the camp and feel excited to see their music licensed and online on Spotify and other music applications. “It’s pretty cool to see what we have done together,” Anna says. She hopes the rock school has taught her the skills needed to write a song all by herself one day. To listen to the songs of Infamous, Fish and Solar Signal, visit apollomusic.co.nz or find their music on Spotify or Soundcloud. Apollo Music also plans another rock camp from July 17-20. Find more information on their website.
email@example.com DISTRIBUTION Genx Distribution
firstname.lastname@example.org (04) 970 0439
25,280 copies weekly
Independent Herald The largest circulating newspaper in Wellington West & Northern suburbs YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER
Heading off to new adventures By Julia Czerwonatis
Dear community, my time at the Independent Herald has come to an end as I’m packing my bags to leave this beautiful city and explore new corners of the world. It’s been an incredible time here for me, and I’d like to thank everyone who has shared their stories and given me a chance to write about their amazing projects, visions, life stories and work. During the year I encountered some truly inspiring people whose
words moved me deeply and left me with a lasting impression. My hope is that some of the articles I wrote equally inspire others. Thanks also to all our readers for your appreciation, your critique, and your support. It’s for you that we write our local papers so your input has always been and will stay important to us. My partner and I are leaving for Europe to visit my family in Germany and see friends scattered over the continent before we hop onto the Trans-Siberian train
to see Russia and central Asia in the midst of winter. We will be spending two months in Japan, and then finally, I get to see the place I have been dreaming of visiting for years and years: Alaska. Our journey will give me plenty of time to write, and I’ll post my stories online on dearfrank.co.nz in case you are interested in following our story.
RENTAL BIKES Have visitors? Take them for a bike ride.
Get the New Car feel Receive Free Deodorising in March (worth $89) when you next have your vehicle serviced • Air Conditioning • Suspension & Steering • Brake Repairs/ Machining • WOF Testing
• Cambelt Replacement • Tyres & Wheel Alignment • Car Servicing • Clutch Repairs
(Next to the under construction Kenepuru Interchange)
45 Kenepuru Dr | Porirua | 237 9690 Mon-Fri: 7.30am – 5.30pm Sat: 8.30am – 12.00pm
Keep you bike performing at its best
Book your bike service today! MUD CYCLES 424 Karori Road, Karori
(Drive on access from Makara Rd)
Ph 04 476 4961 FREE PHONE 0800 2886 4357 www.autosupershoppes.co.nz
Wednesday February 28, 2018
More exercise for kids with Movin’ March School children and their parents are getting into gear for this year’s Movin’ March – a region-wide campaign to encourage active travel to and from school, which runs from March 5-29. Greater Wellington Regional Council developed the campaign, which is supported by other local councils. Greater Wellington’s school travel coordinator Kirsty Barr says there’s lots of fun activities planned including the WOW Passport Challenge, back for its third year.
“The WOW passport challenge is a popular highlight of the month,” Kirsty says. “Students who walk or wheel their way to school get their passport stamped and go into the draw to win one of six $300 Avanti vouchers. “There’s also a poster competition, WOW family day, parent photo competition and plenty of class activities to engage the children and also get them moving.” Now in its eighth year, Movin’ March aims to promote active travel to school –
whether it’s walking, cycling, skating or scootering “There are obvious benefits, the main one is exercise, but there’s so much more they’re gaining. “Children are developing connections, getting to know their neighbourhood including learning vital road-safety skills,” Kirsty explains. “This development helps a child break down barriers and build a positive sense of place.” Movin’ March is also for people who live too far away
and have to use car transport because they can use Park and Stride or Walking Pou. “This is where we’re encouraging parents to find places to park that still give students the opportunity to walk a bit of the way to and from school. “We want all families to give it a go at least once during the month. But we still need schools to be the main focus for registration.” Any school in the Wellington region can take part registering on movinmarch. com.
Rare award for Khandallah scouts By Julia Czerwonatis
While Wellington wrapped itself up in preparation for Gita last Tuesday, Khandallah Scouts braved the cold wet evening to celebrate a great achievement amongst their group. With parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunties gathered, Joseph Hendr y and Benjamin Haw received their Chief Scout Awards – a badge that only two percent of all Kiwi scouts achieve. “We had a great turn out to support the two Scouts getting their Chief Scout Awards,” Scout Leader Glenn Williams says. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester presented Joseph and Benjamin, both students at Onslow College, with their badges and certificates from the Governor General. Paul Appleton, the Wellington Zone Scout Leader explained to the audience that it is a difficult challenge to gain the Chief Scout Award. “These were the first Chief Scout Award for the Khandallah Scout Troop in two years,” he says. “In the last 12 months only
Civic Square pools refurbished As part of the ongoing upgrade of Civic Square, the refurbishment of the decorative pools beside the City Library started this Monday. The pool membrane is being repaired and is expected to take up to four weeks. The Te Whakamura Outreach team is working with the group of homeless people occupying the space under the bridge to provide support and access to housing. Refurbishment of the pools near the Michael Fowler Centre will be undertaken in sequence with the Town Hall strengthening project to start in late October.
Kitten adoption day SPCA Wellington will visit the Churton Park Community Centre to organise a cat and kitten adoption day, this Saturday, March 3, from 11.30am-3.30pm. Come along and see what cute cats and kittens they have, and you might even be tempted. For more information call Mai Mostafa on 830 4802 or email cpcc@wcc. govt.nz.
Animal cruelty in New Zealand Justin Lester with Chief Scout awardees Joseph Hendry and Benjamin Haw. PHOTO: Supplied
eight have been awarded to scouts in the Wellington Zone.” To meet the requirements of the Chief Scout Award the scout has to be self-motivated and committed. “It’s quite a big accumulation of things that you have to do to get the badge,” Benjamin explains. “It includes community service which I’ve mostly done in
Showroom: 29 Hutt Road, Thorndon BLINDS FOR YOUR HOME AND OFFICE
• Exciting new fabrics • Wide range of blinds • Colour consultancy • Installation - Repairs • 3 year guarantee
FREE measure and quote Hours: Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm JUST DEDICATED TO YOUR SATISFACTION
email@example.com Ph: 04 472 9920 - www.justblinds.co.nz
my church. “You also have to plan a camp. I went tramping with everyone which was great,” he says. Other requirements test the Scouts’ environment skills, first aid, personal development as well their leadership and initiative. Benjamin says he started working toward the Chief Scout Award one and a half years ago
Don’t replace ...restore! • Floorboard repairs • Floor colouring, polishing, refinishing and resurfacing • Laying of new and repairs of old floor boards • Furniture repairs & restoration • Residential & commercial
Ph: 577 1451
joining his friend Joseph. “I’d like to work towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award next.” After the presentation Justin spoke passionately to the scouts and family members about his role and local Government and the importance of the opportunities that youth movements such as scouting provide.
The SPCA List of Shame has been released this, highlighting 11 of the most shameful cases of animal cruelty in 2017. The list includes a five year old Labradors starved to death, a duck with its beak blown up by a firecracker and a neglected horse left in pain with a deformed eye and engorged head injury. The list also contains some shocking cases of cruelty, including 600 starving chickens and ducks with severe feather loss found in an overcrowded environment trying to feed on the decomposing birds around them.
Greg O’Connor MP for Ōhāriu
Unit 2, 18 Moorefield Road, Johnsonville On the McDonald’s roundabout Open Monday – Friday 9am–5pm 04 4783332 Greg.OConnor@parliament.govt.nz /GregOhariu @gregohariu PO Box 13264, Johnsonville, Wellington 6440
Mob: 027 488 4363
FLOORS & FURNITURE
Authorised by Greg O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Want a change in 2018? The Blenheim Sun is looking for a new journalist. Blenheim is located in the heart of Marlborough and everyone knows it is one of the sunniest towns in New Zealand, with an estimated average of 2,438 hours of sunshine a year. It’s also home to some of New Zealand’s best wineries, as well as a selection of amazing cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops. Trust us, Blenheim is the place to be all year round. So why not make the move? To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates must have a positive, can-do attitude and be a team player. You will need to hold a tertiary qualification in journalism, be accurate, and have excellent grammar and writing skills. We are looking for a hungry, energetic, and ambitious journalist who loves nothing better than to chase and break great stories and tell interesting yarns to our readers. The core role is gathering and writing local news for our twice weekly newspapers. Other editorial tasks can be expected, including taking photographs. Please include a resume and examples of published work with your application. All applications should be addressed to; The Manager The Blenheim Sun Newspaper P.O.Box 634 Blenheim or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NZ’S MOST TRUSTED BRANDS PUT YOURSELF IN SAFE HANDS.
Exploring a life full of mystery and surprise By Julia Czerwonatis
Rajorshi Chakraborti has been living in Wellington for over seven years now, and with his new book, the Karori author explores his experiences here weaving them into fiction. Raj’s sixth book, The man
who would not see, is partly auto-biographic, and partly fictional taking the reader into Raj’s childhood in India as well as into his present life in Karori. “For the book, I picked up two things I haven’t explored yet through my writing,” Raj
Raj launched his new book The man who would not see last week at Marsden Books in Karori. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
says. “For one, there’s this mystery in my family of someone disappearing. “And secondly, I bring my life here in Wellington under the fictional microscope – especially my experience of becoming a parent which has tremendously changed my life.” Raj published his first book in 2002. He wanted to become a writer for a long time, he says, but before he started to write he had a “long apprenticeship” of absorbing as much literature as he could. Characters in Raj’s new book The man who would not see are inspired by people he knows including his wife Sacha and their daughter. He is grateful, he says, that they trusted him to embed their life stories in his book’s characters. “I couldn’t have written this without a certain level of openness from the people I write about. “In return I portrait them with as much richness and complexity as I can.”
When Raj writes a book, he explains, he starts off with a strong impulse or an idea and from there ventures on exploring the story. “I like not knowing what happens next. “Only when I’m taken by surprise about what happened in a chapter, I know it’s worth being in the book.” He says while finishing a book is a very satisfying feeling he loves every step of the way to writing a story. “My life is mysterious and full of surprises – there’s so much to discover, and I enjoy turning this into something I can share with others. “I inhabit every step of writing and feel fundamental enjoyment when drafting every single sentence. “Every line has to be a perfect balance between sound and sense, and it has to be truthful.” Raj is already half-way through a draft for his next book, a “supernatural mystery thriller”, as he describes it. “Having written a domestic, realist novel I needed the next one to be very different.”
With a little help from our friends AUTOSTOP JOHNSONVILLE We are your local Tyre Dealer able to look after all your tyre needs If you have tyre issues with Leased Vehicles we service those vehicles as well!
2 DISRAELI STREET, JOHNSONVILLE
The Cashmere Avenue School Fair returns next Sunday with a range of great entertainment and delicious food for everyone. “At the fair we’ll have great quality jumble, books and clothes, food stalls, auctions, raffles, coffee, home baking, bumper boats, a giant 14-foot inflatable bouncing castle on the school field, and a smash palace,” Allie Breslin from the Cashmere Avenue Home and School committee says.
The fair will be opened at 11am by Wellington Mayor Justin Lester who will also announce the winner of the golden ticket – a raffle prize that will make one child the “king” or “queen” of the fair allowing them to try anything they want. Allie says much credit goes to local business owners who help to make the fair possible each year. “Mike Walshe, the owner of New World in Khandallah, is a
great supporter of our school not just at the fair time but for other fundraisers during the year,” Allie says. “We really appreciate his help as well as the support of other local businesses.” Khandallah restaurant Automat will have a stall selling Pork Sliders at the fair, MoJo coffee are running a coffee cart again, Easyswim will be providing bumper boats to use in the school pool, and local real estate agent
Mehdi Zerhouni from Tommy’s helped with his sponsorship. “We also have some great auction prizes from FAB hair company, The Village Green, Khandallah Garage, KTC, Salon Villair, Cashmere Lounge, Tea Pea and more,” Allie explains. “It’s going to be a family fun day for the entire community so come along next Sunday.” The Cashmere Avenue School Fair will run from 11am-3pm on Sunday, March 11.
Do you need long term or respite care for your loved one? 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 nights 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
regular entertainers coming to the home. The Home has a fantastic Chef on hand who changes the menu on a regular basis and caters for all residents nutritional needs. The Home provides Rest Home beds as well as Hospital beds for residents who may need extra care and a Registered Nurse is on-hand 24 hours a day. The Home caters for day and respite care options to enable relatives to have a break. The relatives can rest easy knowing their loved ones will be well cared for. Brenda encourages people who are looking for a nice home for their family members to come to Johnsonvale and take a personal tour.
Brenda encourages people who are looking for a nice home for their family members to come to Johnsonvale and have a personal tour.
Call now and chat to Brenda Ph: (04) 478 4023 E: email@example.com 16-18 Earp Street, JOHNSONVILLE
Wednesday February 28, 2018
BAR . RESTAURANT . POKIES . RAFFLES . CASH DRAW . SNOOKER . DARTS . DANCE . VENUE HIRE . CATERING
$10 Lunch $10 LunchSpecials Specials Wednesday to Saturday Saturday Tuesday to Dinner from Dinner from5.30pm 5.30pm Wednesday to Saturday Wednesday to Saturday
Ngaio School excited to open new building By Julia Czerwonatis
There was a lot of excitement in the air at Ngaio School last Friday as staff, pupils and family members finally got to open their new school building. “It’s a big day for us,” Ngaio School principal Raewyn Watson says. “The new building has been long in the wait, and I’m glad to have the privilege to introduce our students to the new classrooms. “Yet much credit must go to our former principal Liz Miller who carried the school through this journey.” Liz who left the school at the
end of the year says back in 2015 inspectors detected leakages in 10 classrooms and eventually found black mould. “The classrooms were identified as uninhabitable,” Liz says. “It was more feasible to demolish the buildings and build a new innovative space.” Demolition works began in the summer holidays 2015/16 and after completing the designing process that involved not only staff and architects but also members of the community, construction work started early last year. Since 10 classrooms were gone, teachers and pupils had to make do
with whatever space they could find. “The entire community has been incredibly patient,” former Board of Trustees member and property manager Robert Stewart says. “The staff can now finally teach without any disruptions. It’s a fantastic asset for the community.” Board of Trustees chair Christian Hawkesby says the new building is a classic example of a modern learning space. “With the design, we have created an open space for cooperative learning,” he explains. “Teachers will be encouraged to be working in a team, and students learn how to share their space.”
COME DESIGN A KITCHEN WITH US TODAY! D H N E RC T STH MA U M 7 D E W
Sunday Roast - $16 Sunday Roast from 5.30pm
Casual diners most welcome. Enquiries: (04) 939 8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 1 Norman Lane On the hill above The Warehouse with a great view out over the CBD; Look for our driveway beside Cash Converters www.jclub.co.nz |
MTA AWARD WINNER 2012
WEBBS AUTO SERVICES ALL MAKES AND MODELS • WOFS • Tune Ups • Tyres • Wheel alignments • Batteries • Full engine reconditioning
Supply Fit/Balance all tyres & Wheel Alignment 44636
Ngaio School pupils Rhys Gordon, Larissa Woolley, Olivia Byrne, Ben Rouse, William Taylor and James Hay in their new classroom. PHOTOS: Julia Czerwonatis
Sunday Brunch Sunday Brunch from 11am from 11am
11 Burgess Road, Johnsonville Ph: 478 2477 Fax: 478 3505 email@example.com Owner operated & personal service is guaranteed Pick up and delivery in and around the Johnsonville area.
TOP BRANDS, GREAT PRICES
GIFT CARD when you buy a kitchen
with selected appliances* Spend $4000 - $7999 & get a $400
GIFT CARD GIFT CARD Spend $12,000 - $15,999 & get a $1200 GIFT CARD Spend $16,000 - $19,999 & get a $1600 GIFT CARD Spend $20,000+ & get a $2000 GIFT CARD Spend $8000 - $11,999 & get a $800
*Offer applies to kitchens sold with at least one Nouveau, Classique or Whirlpool appliance. See in store for details.
Terms and conditions apply: Offer valid 15 February-7 March 2018. The kitchen must be valued at $4,000 for $400 in gift cards, $8,000 for $800 in gift cards, $12,000 for $1,200 in gift cards, $16,000 for 1,600 in gift cards and over $20,000 for $2000 in gift cards and include at least one Nouveau, Classique or Whirlpool appliance. The kitchen sale can consist of cabinets, bench tops, appliances & kitchen accessories (sinks & taps). Excludes plumbing and installation. Gift cards cannot be used in the same transaction as kitchen purchase, and have a 3 month validity. Set value gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash. The kitchen design must be confirmed through a paid deposit during the promotional period 15 February-7March 2018 and complete payment must be settled by 9 April 2018, at which point the customer will receive the gift cards. Offer limited to 1 kitchen per customer. Offer does not apply to trade or on account purchases. Normal finances terms apply. 30% deposit is required on Nouveau Kitchens.
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Talk to your
Threadworms - common, and easy to treat
Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm Saturday - 9.00am to 4pm
New address! 1 Upland Road, Kelburn
Phone 04 475 9512 | Fax 04 475 9156 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (04) 477 9315 Fax: (04) 477 1963
Phone: (04) Phone: (04) 477 477 9513 9315 Fax: (04) 477 1963 Fax: (04) 477 1963 www.unichem.co.nz
“Friendly and efficient staff here to help with all your health and beauty needs”
“Friendly efficient staff We have youand covered here to help with all your for all and your health beauty needs” self www.unichem.co.nz care needs
Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm Sat: 9am - 6pm. Sun: 10am - 5pm
31 Johnsonville Road P. 04 477 9513 - F. 04 477 1963 email@example.com
THE PRESERVATION OF HEALTH IS EASIER THAN THE CURE OF THE DISEASE
The thought that you, or your children, may have threadworms probably makes you feel ill, not to mention wondering if your standards of hygiene and cleanliness have ‘slipped’. In most cases, hygiene is not the issue. Instead it is more the fact that threadworms (also known as pinworms) are fairly common in the wider environment, and easy to ‘catch’. The good news is that threadworms can be treated and there are ways to help your family from being re-infected. How do you know if you have threadworms? Usually, and more so with children, there is itchiness around the anus, especially at night, resulting in disturbed sleep and irritability because of the constant scratching. In some cases, you can see the worms in a bowel motion, or on wiping after a motion. Some people may experience nausea, diarrhoea and loss of appetite. However sometimes there are no symptoms, and it is only when another member of the household shows signs, or the worms are observed, that the diagnosis is made. The worms look like short pieces of white thread, about 5 to 10 mm long. After swallowing the eggs, they hatch in the gut. Within a few weeks, the female adult worms
move down the gut to the anus where they lay thousands of tiny eggs, usually at night when you are asleep. Threadworm eggs are colourless, sticky spheres that are extremely resilient and can survive for up to three weeks in a cool, moist environment. These eggs can re-enter the body by being inhaled or swallowed. Threadworms are passed easily from person to person by sharing things such as food, clothes and utensils. Infection tends to occur more commonly in children because they play and come in contact with each other more often. Threadworms can be picked up from other people in the home, at school or at preschool. A child simply needs to scratch his or her bottom, which has been irritated by threadworms, for eggs to be trapped under the fingernails. Then when the child touches his or her mouth or food, threadworms get re-introduced to the body and the life cycle continues. Touching other surfaces leaves behind eggs for other people to ‘catch’. The best preventative measure to take in these circumstances is always to wash hands after going to the toilet, after touching objects that others have touched, and before preparing and eating food. Bedclothes, furniture, floors (especially around toilets)
and other places in the home can all have threadworm eggs on them. Washing sleepwear, bedding, underwear and towels separately with hot water, away from the general washing and vacuuming furniture and bedrooms will help to remove any eggs that may be found there. Threadworms are easy to treat with medicines and Self Care pharmacists recommends “treating everyone in the house at the same time, even if not everyone has symptoms”. This is because the worms are so easily passed on, as well as the huge number of eggs that are produced so that when one member of the household gets them, the rest are very likely to as well. The medicine used to treat threadworms kills the threadworms but not the eggs and so a retreatment is required 2-3 weeks after the initial course. “Also, we recommend that you check with us, or your doctor, about which threadworm medicine is safe for children under two years old, and for pregnant women.” To learn more, including some of the self care tips on avoiding threadworms, get your free copy of the Threadworms Self Care fact card. If you have any further questions, ask your Self Care pharmacist.
For all your pharmaceutical needs see our friendly teams at
Johnsonville Medical Centre Pharmacy Ltd
Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy - The Mall, 250 Karori Rd, Karori | Ph: (04) 476 7564 Unichem Marsden Village Pharmacy - 159 Karori Rd, Karori | Ph: 04 476 99 44
2 Trafalgar Street, JOHNSONVILLE Geoff Savell MPS Phone: 920-8844 OPENING HOURS: Mon-Wed: 8:30am - 8pm Thurs/Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm. Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm
Wednesday February 28, 2018
A special guest for Churton Park Toastmasters By Julia Czerwonatis
The Toastmasters from Churton Park had the pleasure to welcome someone in their midst who is making his living with public speeches since last year: Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor joined the local Toastmas-
ters club for their Thursday evening meeting and shared his personal story with the group. “I had just come from speaking in Parliament when I joined the Churton Park Toastmasters last Thursday,” Greg says. “I have to say I was almost more
nervous to speak in front of them than at work. “In Parliament you only have the speaker of the house judging you for what you say, but at the club 15 speakers were evaluating me,” he explains. Greg says he learned a lot during
the two-hour session themed ‘Representing your community’. “The atmosphere was encouraging, and while the members are tough on each other, they treat each other with the utmost respect. Everyone is doing their best to improve, and everyone supports one another.” Greg says what struck him was the mixture of different cultures, languages and ethnicities represented at the club. “There were so many people whose first language wasn’t English, and you could see how hard they were working to improve their public speaking.” He believes the group was being courteous in giving him
the trophy for the best speaker of the evening. His tip for anyone giving a public speech is, know who you are talking to. “You have to know your audience and prepare your speech accordingly. “And it’s always helpful to address someone you know in the audience. It can be quite nerve-wracking if you speak to an entire room full of people instead.” Churton Park Toastmasters meet every second Thursday, 7.30-9.30pm at the Churton Park Community Centre. Visit churtonpark.toastmastersclubs.org for more information.
CATCH A SUMMER DEAL Churton Park Toastmasters with their guest speaker, Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor. PHOTO: Supplied
West Fest returns with promising programme Although Jennie Moran, the chairperson of the organising committee feels like it was only yesterday the first gala was rolled out, West Fest celebrates its fourth birthday when it returns to West Park School on Saturday, March 10. “As with the previous years, the primary focus of West Fest is to deliver a day where the community can come together to have fun,” Jennie says. “There’s no better way to start the school year than with an event that lets our children see their friends, families, and teachers working and playing alongside each other. “Funds raised via previous West Fests are already being put to use in the climbing structure play area upgrade that is well into its planning stages, and anything raised this time will also be used there. “But first and foremost, we want everyone who comes along to be able to have a good time so we are really mindful of keeping prices affordable and having plenty of free entertainment on offer.”
From 11am until 2pm, West Park School will host an incredible array of food, free stage acts, fun activities and bargains. In addition to the comfort food offerings expected of a school gala like a sausage sizzle, coffee and sweets, there will also be homemade dumplings, curry, fries and bacon rolls to satisfy the hunger pangs. Some old favourite activities will return such as the toilet paper catapult and shooting range, and Jennie and her team have some new fun games planned including jousting and Quidditch shots, and a giant inflatable obstacle course. “The stage entertainment line-up featuring a range of school and wider Wellington performers and community groups is as always looking great,” Jennie says. “The Johnsonville and wider Wellington community remains right in behind the festival with Easy Swim remaining the major sponsor of the day for the fourth year in a row, alongside generous donations from FECO Fenc-
Come In Get The 1OO% Experience
7Kg WashSmart Washer
7.5Kg Top Load Washer
• 6 Wash Programs Multi Options • Auto Water Load Sensing • Direct Drive 1000rpm Final Spin
• 10 Wash Programs • 6 Motion Direct Drive Action • Turbo Air Spin Drive
$929 SUPER BUY!!!
7Kg Frontload Washer
8.5Kg Frontload Washer
• 11 Wash Programs EcoInverter • Vapour Refresh Function • 1200rpm Final Spin Speed
• 15 Wash Programs • Aquawave Wash Technology • 1200rpm Spin Speed
BEST WASHER DEAL!
Ceramic Cooker Stove
14 Place Dishwasher
• 4 Zones 5 Elements Cooktop • 8 Function Fan Oven • Warmer Drawer & Power Sockets
• 6 Wash Programs with Auto Option • 3 Levels Adjustable Basket • Heat Exchanger Superb Clean & Dry
$1757 MADE IN ITALY!
Westinghouse 370L Fridge Freezer
Current and former West Park School students in front of the new playground development funded by previous West Fest gala days, Hannah, Dani and Zoe (back), and Niamh and Sophie (front). PHOTO: Supplied
ing, Tommy’s Real Estate, and Johnsonville House of Travel. “The continued support from Coq au Vin and Springfree Trampolines is also greatly appreciated.” There is no charge for entry to West Fest.
• Frost Free Operation • LED Interior Light • Flexi Door Trays
$1128 QUALITY BUY!
375L Multi Drawer • Fruits Vegetable Drawer • Unique Auto Ice Maker • LED Light & Door Alarms
$1369 SAVE $300!
Petrol Cheap & Sometime Free with AA Smartfuel Offer
NEWBOLDS JOHNSONVILLE We’re Local, We Care!
6-8 Broderick Road Johnsonville 478-4988 • Easy Parking
12 Month Interest Free *condition apply
Wednesday February 28, 2018
readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Would you like to see plastic bags being banned?
Bernie Fajardo, Johnsonville “Plastic bags are important when you go shopping.”
Maurice Brown, Johnsonville “To be honest, I think it’s a good idea.”
Paul Myers, Johnsonville “It’s so convenient, especially when I walk my dog. But eventually we might have to phase them out.”
Jennifer Rankin, Paparangi “Definitely.”
Roman Dvorsky, Churton Park “Yes, it’s good.”
Marcel Wratt, Lower Hutt “No.”
EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a black Nissan hatchback parked on the road in the vicinity of Rotoiti Street was entered, possibly through an open window. A Macbook and items of jewellery were stolen. Intruders entered the enclosed yard at the Johnsonville Railway station overnight by breaching the outer perimeter fence on the other side of the station.
Graffiti in a variety of colours was applied to a train parked at the station. In Khandallah a white Toyota Hiace van parked overnight in the driveway of a house in Delhi Crescent had a left rear window smashed to gain entry. Some tradesman’s power and hand tools were stolen. A red Nissan Safari stationwagon parked locked and secure overnight on the road in
Rangoon Street was stolen. The vehicle was fitted with a steering lock and an alarm which does not appear to have been activated. In Churton Park a container located at a building site in Crompton Avenue was broken into during the weekend when the offenders cut the padlock securing the door. Four power tools located nearest the door were taken.
In Northland a blue Honda Moped parked overnight on the street in Northland Road was stolen. A kick stand, waterproof clothing, helmet and gloves were also stolen. In Wadestown a house in Sefton Street was entered although there were no signs of a forced entry. The house had been left locked and secure and was found that
way when the victim returned home. A spare key left underneath the front door mat is thought to have been used to gain entry. An Xbox, a play station, a gaming headset and an electric shaver were taken. In Karori a blue Toyota Hiace light van parked locked during Sunday morning in the car park area of Makara Peak Mountain Park was stolen.
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Preschoolers love their new outdoor space in Wilton
We’re open late from Mon–Thurs We make it easier to stay healthy this Summer
04 920 8850 24 Moorefield Road, Johnsonville
Evan Charles, Florence Wall, and Frank and Anna Dixon enjoying their new outdoor space. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis By Julia Czerwonatis
Montessori at Otari Preschool in Wilton invited their whanau to celebrate the opening of their brilliant new outdoor space on a stunning Friday afternoon, on February 16. “We have been fundraising madly for the last few years to fund the upgrade of our garden and outdoor space,” staff member Nicola Clark says. “The children absolutely love it and really embraced the space immediately.” The little playground is designed for all weather conditions with lots of shady spots and little dry and hidden corners in case a wet weather front hits Wilton. Nicola says parents and children came to help out a lot during the construction process and as a result, the playground is a community-owned space. The Montessori preschool caters for children aged three to six and currently teaches 48 kids. “The idea of a Montessori school is to create a holistic learning space where children can explore their environment physically, emotionally, academically and socially,” centre leader Florence Coram-Lasnier explains. “It’s about meeting the needs of every child
and creating a classroom where everybody can thrive. “We also have mixed age groups to encourage peer learning and develop the children’s confidence and competence.” Parent Richard Wall sends his daughter Florence here and is also president of the Parents Council who work together with the staff to decide how the preschool is operated and what the children should learn. “The Montessori philosophy resonates with my ideas about education. It’s a child-centred space and the community around the preschool is just great,” Richard says. “It’s not just about educating children but creating little human beings that are ready for the world.” Stefanie Dixon is sending her second child to the preschool and says both her kids started to blossom after joining Montessori Wilton. “They suddenly became little people when they started to come here,” Stefanie says. “It’s great that we have a practical learning approach here. “The new outdoor space is a great asset for all the kids. If my son could learn outside all day every day, he certainly would.”
Global Green Tag, proving their outstanding ecoaccredited, Enerlogic 35 and Enerlogic 70 have.
friendly performance. Whereas no other product Wednesday February 28,window 2018 This establishes this product ashas thebeen most in firmly the film or glazing industry
technically advanced eco-friendly accredited, Enerlogicand 35 and Enerlogicwindow 70 have. films on the planet.
l e i f r i e in th
This firmly establishes this product as the most
As technically part of their commitment to the window advanced and eco-friendly films on the planet. enhancement, preservation and protection of theAsenvironment the Gold PlustoGlobal Green Tag part of their commitment the Awards Certification adds to Energlogic’s enhancement, preservation and protectionalready of impressive array ofthe prestigious the environment Gold Plus awards. Global Green Tag
rt e p x E ll the
Certification adds to Energlogic’s already SoAwards why wait? Enjoy leading innovation, impressive array of prestigious awards. phenomenal energy savings and complete Glass Insulation So whywith wait? Enjoy leading innovation, comfort Enerlogic window films.
phenomenal energy savings and complete comfort with Enerlogic window films.
Insulate your windows PREPARE FOR WINTER NOW for a warmeryour house today Insulate windows
for IS a warmer today THERE NOW A house WINDOW FILM Enerlogic™ window fi lm WITH ENERGY SAVING BENEFITS. THERE IS NOW A WINDOW FILM Enerlogic film gives you equivalent performance WITH ENERGY SAVING BENEFITS.
3m™ Thinsulate™ window film theyou huge price tag! Enerlogicwithout film gives equivalent performance
without the huge price tag! to double Equivalent thermal performance Upgrade your windows to be more energy efficient with Equivalent thermal1/3 performance to double glazing but almost OFWindow THE PRICE Enerlogic™ or 3M™ Thinsulate™ Climate Control Film. glazing but almost 1/3 OF THE PRICE Adds up to 92% MORE INSULATION Adds up to 92% MORE INSULATION your windows CLIMATE CONTROL to Helps keep the warmth in during the to your windows winter and the cool conditioned in during the Summer. Windowairfilm for both Window film for both WARM AND COOL CLIMATES AND COOL CLIMATES INCREASE EFFICIENCYWARM Improves
your certified insulation, makes your windows yourmore certified installer efficient and SAVES YOU MONEY. installer
0800 113 0800invisible 113901 901 UV PROTECTION This virtually Glasshield film BLOCKS UP TO 99% OF THEGlasshield SUN’S UV Wellington Wellington Ltd RAYS thereby helping to reduce fading. Ltd www.glasshield.co.nz www.glasshield.co.nz YOUR CERTIFIED INSTALLER
0800 113 901 Glasshield Wellington Ltd www.glasshield.co.nz Out of School care
Out of school care individually tailored to your needs! RESIDENTIAL - OFFICE & BUSINESS - DELIVERIES
It’s time for fun at your best out of school care under the rainbow! Come join us and see... it’s always About Kidz!!
Drop off / pick up available Tailored to your individual needs
Wellington’s Trusted Your best out of school care under the rainbow.
• Before School Care • After School Care • Holiday Base programme Contact us for more information: Phone: LINDEN 04 232 3647 Phone: PAPARANGI 04 461 6347 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aboutkidzoscar.com
Moving Company Peter Bourke, Owner/Operator
Cameron Ryan Transport understands that moving can be a stressful exercise and it’s hard work! Rest easy and let the Cameron Ryan team help.
CONTACT PETE 0800 169262 | M: 021 499907
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Visit Kapiti for the Smallest Beer Festival Smallest Beer Festival, or SBF for short, is to be held in the picturesque seaside village of Paekakariki, a short train trip from Wellington. Arguably it’s the Southern Hemisphere’s, if not the world’s, smallest beer festival. You can try the craft beers of four breweries from the Greater Wellington region who will share their brews promising to showcase limited release beers. Duncan’s and North End from the Kapiti Gold Coast, Te Aro and Abandoned Brewery from Wellington combine with live DJ’s from Paekakariki FM and delicious food supplied by the Salt & Wood Collective will cater for all visitors. There are two sessions available 124pm, and 5-9pm, and of course being small a very limited number of tickets to go around. Tickets are $30 and include a glass and food voucher. Also available are limited edition T-Shirts available that will be
screen printed live by Artisan Screen Printing. The Smallest Beer Festival is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, at the St Peters Hall, corner Beach Road and Ames Street in Paekakariki. Visit eventﬁnda.co.nz to book tickets. This is an R18 event. Another Kapiti event worthwhile visiting will be Otaki’s Autumn Family Carnival, held on March 10, 1-7pm at Haruatai Park. There will be live music and local acts from schools and Kapa Haka groups, food stalls and bouncy castles. You may even see some ﬁre catchers or stilt walkers and a few circus acts. So grab a picnic rug and head on up to the park for an awesome family event. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child or $35 for a family pass. Under 5’s are free. Buy tickets at Mobil Otaki, Levin and Paraparumu or Otaki Montessori Preschool. Limited gate sales will be available.
W OR L D C L A S S
So much to do in
Chocolate Brown Chocolate Brown, took over the Nyco Chocolate Factory on the corner of Raumati Rd in April 2017 and the shop has been full of chocolate and fudge and sweet goodies ever since. Chocolate Brown is ready to help you make your selection for yourself, or friends and family, or for your corporate gifting. ‘‘We’re making a lot of the old, familiar products that used to be made there like chocolate coated hokey pokey and the lovely
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 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 04 299 8098. For more information go to: www. chocolatebrown.co.nz
Fibre Flair - a nationally renowned fabric stockist June Pritchett of Fibre Flair has a loyal following from all around the country. June has gradually expanded her business over 30 years in Main Street, Waikanae. Craft supplies include natural wool for spinning, a large range of embroidery yarns, Babylock overlockers and Pfaff sewing ma-
chines and accessories, quilting fabrics, high quality knitting wools and Auriﬁl 100% cotton. Fibre Flair are also delighted to stock a speciﬁc dye for acrylic and acetate. They are open six days a week, 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays.
The Southward Car Museum
SOUTHWARD CAR MUSEUM
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.
OV ER 400 VE HI CLE S
Otaihanga Road, Paraparaumu
52 Main Rd, Waikanae
(off the old State Highway One)
Monday-Sunday: 9:00am-4:30pm Phone: 04 297 1221
Chocolate Brown 5 Lorien Court, (off Raumati Rd) Paraparaumu Telephone 04 299 8098
OPENING HOURS Every Day: 9:00am—4.00pm
Tavenier Howard & Co – Boutique Real Estate on the Coast Do you own a property on the Kapiti Coast? Why not give Ceinwen Howard from Tavenier Howard & Co Realty a ring on 0800 684 663 for your updated market
Experience means everything – don’t trust your most valuable asset in the wrong hands.
• Successfully selling properties with outstanding results from Paekakariki - Otaki • Support your local professional
value. With the 2017 RV’s now with us it could be time to get an independent top experienced agent to supply relevant information on your property.
PRO LIST PERTY ’S WIT H US HOT! NOW
Boutique office at 346 Rosetta Road, Raumati Beach (opposite Marine Gardens)
• Free advice on presenting your home to get a premium result – professional home staging available
Why choose Ceinwen – Simple – just compare her results to anyone else Call Ceinwen today for a confidential chat - including a complimentary market appraisal
Ceinwen Howard 0800 684 663 027 334 4401 email@example.com
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Bogans to rock the mat By Jamie Adams and Julia Czerwonatis
We all know yoga comes in many variations – iyender, ashtanga, bikram, even ‘hot’ – but it’s unlikely the gurus of India would have anticipated a ‘bogan’ twist to their ancient practice. A troupe of five comedians is bringing Bogan Yoga to Wellington with their unique routines that include ‘Hoon the Goon’, ‘Downwa rd Facing Doggy Style’ and ‘Handle the Jandal’, as well as an ‘Omm’ meditation that morphs into air guitar. The performance is interactive, with audience members encouraged to get on a mat and follow as they would to any yoga class. But instead of yoga pants and world music, they should expect leopard-print tights and rock music, as the four female instructors help them unleash their ‘inner bogan’. The four shows, part of next month’s 2018 Fringe Festival, won’t be Bogan Yoga’s first appearance in Wellington - the troupe originally performed as part of the NZ International Comedy
Festival in 2015. The show was conceived by Newtown’s Hilaire Carmody, who was inspired by a need to step out of the formalities of traditional exercise routines. “I was at the gym one day and felt like a dirtbag compared to the others. I thought ‘why don’t we do bogan yoga’?” Stand-up comedians Julz Burgisser and Frankie Vallis from Aro Valley joined the Bogan Yoga crew, together with three others to do a series of shows at Whitireia Performance Centre in 2015. It struck such a chord that they then took it to Hastings for its Fringe Festival last year, where feedback was so positive they kept it going for this year with a new line-up. This time the lead instructor is Jackie Daniels, played by Frankie, who promises no judgement for those who drive a V8 and happen to enjoy yoga. “No one will judge you if your tramp stamp is showing or if you turn up in an Evanescence t-shirt,” she says. “It’s about honouring and connecting with the inner rock star inside all of us.”
An increase in cortisol production can give rise to a myriad of changing symptoms that range from mild to severe, including: • A racing heartbeat • Temperature swings • Panic attacks • Difficulty sleeping
EARN UP TO 56 LOYALTY POINTS
100s NOW 90
200s NOW 90
The Bogan Yoga characters of Jewelz, Jackie, Suze, Natalia and Dan in one of their rockin’ poses. PHOTO: Jamie Adams Bogan Yoga will be held at the Scruffy Bunny Improv Theatre in the Reading Courtenay Central complex at 2pm and 4pm on March 10 and 24. Tickets are $20 and it is recommended for people 15 and over.
Resilience to disasters takes priority in Wellington’s 10-year budget Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says there will be an unprecedented level of investment in resilience initiatives over the next 10 years. “We must do all we can to ensure the city is ready for events like the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, as well as the threats of climate change and sea-level rise,” he says. “Last July slips closed roads in Ngaio and Ngauranga Gorge, and we’ve narrowly escaped [cyclone] Gita recently. “As a city we need to be ready to face these adverse events to minimise disruption to the everyday lives of Wellingtonians, and allow the city to bounce back as soon as possible.” The Mayor says that in any emergency situation, there needs to be certainty about what’s happening with water – drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. The capital spend on resilience in the city is expected to sit around the $280 million mark and will form part of the debate in the council’s draft Ten Year Plan deliberations next week. A $32 million programme of capital funding work to complete the Prince of Wales/ Omaroro Reservoir work over 10 years is one of several key projects Wellingtonians can expect to see when the council’s draft ten-year budget is released at the end of this week. A further $6.2 million is allocated in the proposed plan to upgrade parts of the central city wastewater network to accommodate growth and improve resilience. “Our suburbs are also tagged for stormwater upgrades, including $9 million for flood-prone areas of Tawa and a further $10 million to upgrade the Miramar Peninsula,” Justin says. An additional $300,000 of capital funding has been allocated to carry out coastal erosion repairs at Worser Bay, Seatoun Beach and Evans Bay. “Being a coastal city means Wellington
• Kidney imbalance • Poor digestion • A nervous disposition • Hormonal issues
is the first cab off the rank for the effects of sea-level rise, so we have to act now.” Wellington City Council will also assume responsibility for the cost of repairs of lateral pipes at a cost of $250,000 per annum. Resilience portfolio holder Iona Pannett says waste will be another priority. “There is a commitment to reducing casual plastic use like shopping bags, having a discussion around the rationalisation of landfills in
the region, and starting to move the landfill to a resource recovery centre,” the councillor says. Other proposed upgrades include building strengthening, provision for storm clean-ups, and transport infrastructure improvements to Ngaio Gorge, Seatoun Tunnel, Northland Tunnel and the Kelburn Viaduct. The draft Ten Year Plan document will be discussed by council on 7 March 7, and formal consultation will begin on April 15.
Keep yourself safe The biggest topic in computing these days is security – protection against hackers, scammers and ransomware. Most days we get calls from customers who think they’ve been hacked. You may imagine young men working alone at their computer but sadly computer hacking has become big business and so the need to protect yourself has never been greater. So, what to do? 1. Be very cautious about any email that comes from someone you don’t recognise. If you are suspicious, delete the email and then delete it again from your deleted folder. DON’T OPEN
Book a Nerd online at www.needanerd.co.nz or phone 0800 63 33 26
Windows 10 deadline looms
THE EMAIL. 2. If someone calls you up to tell you there’s a problem with your computer and they can help you – that’s deﬁnitely a scam. Just tell that person you know this a scam and hang up. 3. Check that you have a good anti-virus software on your computer. We recommend a product called ESET 4. Never give anyone your password – not IRD, not your Bank, not the police nor any government agency. 5. Back up your computer ﬁles. An automated on-line service is best but failing that, back up to an external hard drive.
Just up from Just Cuts, Johnsonville Mall www.health2000.co.nz PH: 461 6047
GOT NEWS? Contact 04 587 1660
Wednesday February 28, 2018
CLASSIFIEDS Trades and Services
LAWNS: 027 201 2886 Reliable, Honest, Owner Operator. Ph/txt Peter for a free quote - 04 385 1716
Composed by Tony Watling 11th. Nov. 2015 027 447 4706 Renovations/Alterations:
Cashmere Avenue School Fair
Houses, bathrooms, kitchens & decks. Experienced licenced builder. Trade Qualified.
POOLS OF SATISFACTION
Quality jumble, clothes, toys, books, food, raffles, and an incredible All Painting Services @ auction. Fair held rain or shine. 11th Our summer pools were built by us. March 11am - 3pm BlendsInterior/Exterior in well did cause no fuss. With hydro slide will cause a splash. Wallpaper And to it many people dash. Finance Through- FREE nativeQUOTES bush we and wiggle. - twist Summer is Here!!! From the children brings a giggle. 5K FROM $37PW, over 48 months incl inCall Theo GET YOUR Severn days a week the place is open. terest at 17.95% + credit fees. Unsecured loans 021400812 EXTERIOR PAINTED Hot summer days we all are hopen! and car loans. Maxloans.co.nz 0508 629 5626 WHILE SUMMER Trades and Services CRAFTSMAN IS HERE. PLUMBER Public Notice ~Exteriors/Interiors. FENCING, decks, retaining walls, paving, REG DRAINLAYER FREE QUOTE call 0210626144 Graham Plumbing & ~ Pensioner Discounts ~
FACT OF THE D AY
BUILDING/PAINTING prompt service,
reasonable rates. Free quotes. Phone 04 9777850 or 027-451-5005.
51. J.K. PROPERTY Rowling and Apartment management, tenancy, rents and project management. Call chose the John 022-3588962. unusual name Public Notices ‘Hermione’ so young girls wouldn’t be teased Onslow College for being nerdy! PTA — AGM
firstname.lastname@example.org Wainuiomata Squash Club Call John www.grahamspainters.co.nz 970 2409 AGMPh 564 9202 or 021 183 9492 or 027 457 4999 44236
7.00pmPAINTING TEAM BUILDER Monday 30th November Qualified for:
the Clubrooms Alterations,At Additions scaffolding Refurbishment, Repairs Exc. Refs. Comp Ph Allan Johnstone: Corner of Main Road Rates. All work 973 1239 guaranteed. and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata 027 450 3239 FREE QUOTES Contact Marcus on: 021 764 831
Bringing local news to the community
The AGM of the Onslow College PTA will be held on
• Lawns • Hedges/Trees • Maintenance • Garden
Call Daryl Local Business
Wellington Kitchen and Bathroom renovators Licensed builder with 30 years experience
Wainuiomata Newspaper Ph 027 454 6932 or 934 4237 Deliverers in the Onslow College Staffroom. Monday 19 March 2018, 7.30pm
Ph: 021 355 385 | 04 478 4220 email@example.com
Newcomers welcome. Secretary, Onslow College PTA, ph 027 297 8999
Deliverers Required in
A1 DRIVING SCHOOL • Student Discounts • MANUAL and Automatic cars • Preparation for Restricted & Full Licence Tests. • Refresher Courses • Gift Vouchers
• Lawns • Hedges- Kaponga. Area 1: Momona, Mohaka, Kawatiri • Sections • Gardens
Ph: 499 9919 Contact Sandra on 587 04 3877480 or 0800 586 008 1660 HOUSE washing, 16 yrs exp. Hotwater, softph/txt 0212243441
FOR A FREE QUOTE wash, gutters cleared, decks, paths. Wayne 021 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mrgreen.co.nz 035 3930. www.thehousewashingguy.co.nz
CROSSWORD CROSSWORD C R O S S W O R D Puzzle CROSSWORD CROSSWORD
Wednesday November 18, 2015 Public Notices To Lease
Death Notices Firewood
DUFF, Effie Deans: Feb 20, 2018. 2m seasoned pine $180 CLARK, Raymond Arthur – On 20 February 2018. TribWainui Self Storage, Waiu St, 0274805150. 4m Split pine store for utes for Raymond may be left in his tribute book at next winter $330 Trades and Services www.tributes.co.nz. A service to celebrate Raymond’s Large Bags Kindling $13 life will be held at the Salvation Army, Constable FOR ALL ELECTRICAL repairs and Large Bags Dry Pine/ Street, Newtown on Thursday 1 March 2018 at 11am, hardwood mix $14 installations by top-qualified electrician with followed by private cremation. The Wilson Funeral record of over fifty years of giving locals the Free Delivery in Wainui Home, Newtown – Karori, Locally Owned lowest cost “around-the-clock” service, just 0220831542 KHANDALLAH SCHOOL DAWKINS, Joanne Florence Emma - on 19 February KHANDALLAH SCHOOL phone 977-8787 or 021-0717-674 or email 2018. Messages to the family may be left in Jo’s tribute is celebrating ……………. is celebrating ………………… email@example.com Trades and Services book at www.tributes.co.nz. A service to celebrate Jo’s life was held at The Wilson Funeral Home Chapel, Situation Vacant 375 Adelaide Rad, Newtown on Monday 26 February 2018 at 2pm, followed by private cremation. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti. The Wilson Funeral Home, 19th & 20th October 2018 Newtown – Karori, Locally Owned. ……………………………………………………… FERNANDO, Ivy Edith: Peacefully on 26 February Labour Weekend th th 2018 at Cashmere Heights. Ivy’s funeral service will 19 & 20 October 2018 46 Waione St Petone be held at Our Lady of FatimaOpen Catholic Church, Cnr Join our community in celebrating the past, Ph: 5685989 Sat 9am-3pm spares present and futureLabour of Khandallah School. Weekend Lyndhurst RoadFormerly and Maincpa Road, Tawa (TODAY) Wednesday 28 February 2018 at 11:00am and will be Join our community in celebrating the past, present and future of Funeral Director Khandallah School. followed by private burial. Guardian Funeral Home, The festivities N willyou include the 'Grand Opening' of our amazing Register interest Locally Owned new learning facility, reunion opportunities for past students and byexciting email to for the whole Khandallah WEIR, Terence Robert (Terry): Peacefully after a long whanau and activities School family firstname.lastname@example.org illness at Churtonleigh Home on 21 February 2018. Register your interest by email to Aged 76. Dearly loved husband of Janet. Messages email@example.com may be placed in Terry’s tribute book at www.tributes. ADVERTISING TERMS & CONDITIONS All advertisements are subject to the approval of Wellington Suburban Newspapers. Advertisements are positioned co.nz. Terry’s funeral service has been held. Guardian entirely at the option of The Publisher & no guarantee of placement is given. ApFuneral Home, Johnsonville – Tawa, Locally Owned plicable loadings apply only to the specific placement of strip or island advertisements. Placement & approval is at the discretion of The Publisher. While every WORTHINGTON, Robert Walter (Bob) - Passed away effort will be made to publish as instructed, The Publisher accepts no liability for any loss caused through loss or misplacement. The Publisher reserves the right in Wellington on 19 February 2018, surrounded by to reject any advertisement considered unsuitable for publication. Advertisements his wife and children, aged 82. A service celebrating will be charged on the size of the material supplied or the space ordered whichever is the greater. It is the responsibility of the Advertiser or Advertising Agent to notify Bob’s life was held at The Wilson Funeral Home, 375 Wellington Suburban Newspapers of any error within 24 hours of its publication. Adelaide Road, Newtown on Friday 23 February, The Publisher is not responsible for recurring errors. To obtain a classified space order (defined as annual commitment of advertising space or spend) please speak followed by private cremation. The Wilson Funeral to your advertising representative. (Surcharges may apply if commitment levels are not met or cancellation of a space booking & or contract). Cancellation: neither Home, Newtown – Karori, Locally Owned SECURE STORAGE 14sqm $42 per week.
125 125YEARS YEARS
display nor classified cancellations will be accepted after the booking deadline. No credits will be issued to classified package buys that have commenced their series. A solidat any time fails to supply copy within the deadline, it is understood If an advertiser & agreed that the last copy supplied will be repeated. Specific terms & conditions apply to certain classifications. These may relate to either requirements & conditions set by industry standards for the advertising of certain goods & services, or set by The Publisher. Please speak to your advertising representative to obtain a full copy of these. Advertisers agree that all advertisements published by Wellington Suburban Newspapers may also appear on a relevant website.
Interested in playing 9-Hole Golf? Contact Barbara Gray Women 027 267 8387 Applications are available at our recruitment and Men offi ce or at theClub: security(04) gate 563 based8558 in the Ngauranga George in Wellington.
Contact 472SANCTUARY, 7987 or 021 276 6654. MANOR PARKBarry • GOLF LOWER HUTT
Dana Brown Dip. FD
Cnr Burgess & Johnsonville Rds, Johnsonville Ph: 04 477 6855 www.lychgate.co.nz
View the Wainuiomata News online www.wsn.co.nz www.wsn.co.nz
View the Independent Herald online
By Russell Russell McQuarters McQuarters By By Russell McQuarters By Russell McQuarters
(N.Z.) (6) (6) DOWN ACROSS (N.Z.) DOWN ACROSS 45.Large Largeprawns. prawns. (6) (6) 1.“Golden” “Golden”king. king. (5) (5) 1.Water Waternymph. nymph. (7) (7) 45. 1. 1. (abbr) (3)(3) 51.2. Angry (5)(5) (7) ACROSS (abbr) 51. Angry ACROSS 46. Variety ofbeet. beet. (5) (5) Venerated. 5.Steep. Steep. (11) (11) 46. Variety of 2. Venerated. (7) 5. 33.47. Sphere (3)(3) (5) 52.52. Solidify byrelative. cooling (7) 1. (5-6) 33. Sphere Solidify by cooling 1. Result (5-6) (5) Shin-bone. Female (6)(7) 11.Result Cattle breed. 47.U.S. Shin-bone. (5) 3.3.Anaesthetic Female relative. (6) 11. Cattle breed. (5) 38. horse race; Derby 53. (5)(8) 7. Scoundrel (7) (7) 38. Scarcely U.S. horse race;... ... Derby 53. Anaesthetic (5) 7. Scoundrel 49. sufficient. (5) (8)(8) 4. Suspicious. 12. Erect. (7) 49. Scarcely sufficient. (5) 4. Suspicious. (8) 12. Erect. (7) 40. Restrained (8) 54. Humbleness (7) 11. Pulls (5) 40. Restrained (8) 54. Humbleness (7) 11. Pulls (5) 5.Flawless. Flawless. (7) (7) 13.Bailiff. Bailiff. (5) (5) 5.55. 13. 42.42. Casual (7)(7) 55. (11) 12. Deviousness (7)(9) Casual Friendship (11) Deviousness (7) 6.Friendship Urged , ......on. on. (5) 14.12. Table-napkin. 6. Urged , (5) 14. Table-napkin. (9) 44.44. Annual calendar (7)(7) 13. Excellent (5) Annual calendar 13. Excellent (5) (9) 7. Unbroken. (6) 15. Easy to mistake. 7.DOWN Unbroken. (6) 15. Easy to (9) mistake. (9) 46. Scoffs (6) DOWN 14. Alert (9) 46. Scoffs (6) 14. Alert 8.Burst Burstin. in. (8) (8) 16.Walk Walkthrough throughwater. water. (4) (4) 16. 47.47. Manservant (6)(6) 1.8.Sound (5)(5) 15. 15. So So (9) (9) Manservant 1. Be Sound 9. immoderate. (11) 17.Vienna Vienna isits itscapital. capital. (7) (7) 9. Be immoderate. (11) 17. is 48.48. Form of of expression (5)(5) 2. Sent (11) 16. 16. Directs (6) (6) Form expression 2. Sent (11) Directs 10.Onslaught Onslaught (5) (5) 19.Court Courtusher. usher. (6) 10. 19. 49.49. Water vapour (5)(5) 3. Shy (8)(8) 18. 18. Skull (7) (7) (6) Water vapour 3. Small Shy Skull 16. wire arches 23. Cask maker (6) 16. wire arches 23. Cask maker 50.50. Gambol (5)(5) 4. Of public revenue (6)(6) 21. 21. Disorder (4) (4) (6) Gambol 4.Small Of public revenue Disorder Solution (croquet) (7) 26.Poacher’s Poacher’s dog. (7) (7) SOLUTION (croquet) (7) 26. dog. SOLUTION 5. Turn outwards (5)(5) 23. 23. Racket (3) (3) 5. Turn outwards Racket last week – 218,Feb 18. Bring upon oneself. (5) 29. Accused’s reply to charge. (4) For December 2004 SOLUTION SOLUTION upon oneself. (5) 29. Accused’s reply to charge. (4) 18. 6. Constrict (7)(7) 25. 25. Take by by sips (3) (3) 6.Bring Constrict Take sips For December 8, 2004 20. Derive(from). (7) 30. Small lump. (3) Solution last week, 11 November For For July April 28, 9, 2003 2004 For For July April 28, 9, 2003 2004 20. (7)(8)(8) 30. Small lump. 7. Has high morals 27. 27. Stake (4) 7.Derive(from). Has high morals Stake (4) (3) 21. Tounderstand. understand. (3) 32.Crowd. Crowd. (3) (7) (7) 21. (3) 32. (3) 8. Reduce (6)(6) 8.ToReduce 28. 28. Artlessness Artlessness 22. Garment border. (3) 34. Formerly. (4) 22. border. (3) 34. Formerly. (4)Chaise 9.Garment Sanction (7) chair; Chaise ... (6) 9. Sanction (7) 30. 30. LowLow chair; ... (6) 24. Out-moded. (11) 35.32. Indicate. (7) 24. Out-moded. 35. Indicate. 10. Audacity Expert; ... hand 10. Audacity (5)(5) (11) 32. Expert; ...(7) hand (3) (3) 25. Heavy wrap. (3)(7)(7) 36.33. Judges’ chamber. (6) 25. Heavy wrap. (3) 36. Judges’ chamber. (6) 16. Arrange in steps Strange (3) 16. Arrange in steps 33. Strange (3) 27. Complete. (5) Frank 39.34. Italian sausage. (6) 17. ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Frank ...(7) Zealous 27. Complete. (5) 39. Italian sausage. 17. ‘Old Blue Eyes’ ...(7) 34. Zealous (6) (6) (6) 28. Fabled bird. (3) 40.35. Soothsayer. (7) 19. Competitor (5) In brisk time(music) 28. Fabled bird. 40. Soothsayer. (7) 19. Competitor (5)(3) 35. In brisk time(music) (7) (7) 31. Turkish governor. (3) 42.36. Eye inflamation. (4) 20. N.Z. Prime Minister U.S. state 20. N.Z. Prime Minister 31. Turkish governor. (3) 36. U.S. state (4) (4) (4) 42. Eye inflamation. 33.1975-84 Ship’s hospital, 46.37. Russian spaceman. (9) 1975-84 Sir Robert Biblical vessel Sir Robert ... ... (7)(7) 37. Biblical vessel (3) (3) (9) 33. Ship’s hospital, 46. Russian spaceman. sick ... (3) (3) 48.39. Cruel. (9) Boils (7) Curve (3) 22.22. Boils (7) 39. Curve (3) sick ... 48. Cruel. (9) 37. Charlatan. (8) 50.41. Prevent. (5) 24. Catch Cupid (4) 24. Catch (3)(3) (8) 41. Cupid (4)(5) 37. Charlatan. 50. Prevent. 38. Grant to.(3) (8) 51.43. Furnish with money. (7) 26. Group of whales (3) Exposed to air 26. Group ofrespite whales 43. Exposed to air (7) (7) (7) 38. Grant respite to. (8) 51. Furnish with money. 41. Extensive Grass-land.(7) (7) 52.45. Craze. (5)relatives 29. Topic Female 29. Topic (5)(5) Grass-land. 45. Female relatives (6) (6) 41. Extensive 52. Craze. (5) 43. Beat severly. (7) 53. Grow worse. (11) 31. Uninvited guest (4-7) 48. An endless time(Lat) (9) 31. guest(7)(4-7) 48. Grow An endless (9) 43. Uninvited Beat severly. 53. worse.time(Lat) (11) 44. Venemous spider 54.49. Clear. (7) people(inf) 32. Deoxyribonucleic acid Left handed people(inf) Deoxyribonucleic acid 49. Left handed (9) (9) 32. 44. Venemous spider 54. Clear. (7)
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Local coach to learn from world’s best footballers By Julia Czerwonatis
Karori football coach Milan Bartosz is headed towards Europe soon to learn new skills from the world’s best players. In March, Milan will spend a few weeks in football academies in Spain and Italy and join workshops to learn new coaching methods which he will try to implement on the field here. He has been a football coach for about 30 years and has trained everyone, young and old, male and female. “You can never learn enough,” Milan says. “It’s good to know what other countries are doing. This is an opportunity to learn from one of the best footballers.” Italy won the FIFA World Cup in 2006 and Spain in 2010, and Spain also the UEFA European Cup in 2008 and 2012. “Both countries train their footballers based on an entirely different ideology than we do here,” Milan says. He says one of the significant differences between the football culture here compared to Europe, is that our season is only five months long whereas elsewhere children train and compete all year around. “For young children who have hopes to become professional players, this is a big disadvantage.”
Another issue that Milan mentions is that most clubs don’t have the financial means to pay their coaches, so it defaults to having volunteering parents training the kids instead of professional coaches. His mission is to educate more coaches so they can then train a generation of players who might have a better chance in professional sport. Milan is currently coaching the Onslow Junior Football team and hopes to take a group of young players to Europe next year to get some training experience with locals. Milan was born in Czechoslovakia and grew to be a footballer. “I played since I could walk. My father was a footballer.” He made it into the under-17 national team but political circumstance in the country changed minimising Milan’s chances of becoming a professional player. After the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia in the late 60s, Milan’s family fled to Austria. “There was a club in Vienna that showed some interest in my play. But the political climate in Europe kept becoming less stable, and so my family decided to move to Canada. That was a big step backwards for me and my play.” He says he still managed to play “semi-professional” in his new home country and he also
with Jacob Page
Cometh the hour, cometh the inner-snowboarder
Karori football coach Milan Bartosz will join coaching workshops in Spain and Italy in March. PHOTO: Julia Czerwonatis
started to develop an interest in coaching. “I was coaching in the provincial, premier and major leagues, and I was the assistant coach for the national women’s team.” For Milan the understanding of football in New Zealand needs to change in two aspects: “There’s a process for kids learning how to play. We can’t measure their success by how many goals they make but instead look at how much they are developing their skills. “And we need to take the emphasis from physicality and make the play more about techniques and cleverness.”
I’ve struggled to grasp the Winter Olympics but last week I was all-in for one hour. I’d come out of a reasonably high level meeting to find most of my 50 colleagues gathered around the projector watching the Women’s Big Air final from Pyeongchang, South Korea. I pride myself on being a lover of all sports but I must admit I had to be told we had one of our own Zoi Sadowski-Synott in the final. Standing with my colleagues watching the first of three runs I saw plenty of aerial trickery that I marvel at but cannot relate to when it comes to the Winter Olympics. Unlike many of the Summer Olympic events, I’ve never been one for the snow or ice, in fact winter for me is about survival, not skiing or snowboarding. However as we watched each competitor many of my colleagues slowly went back to work until Zoi had another run and it started to be compelling television. A sport I knew nothing about 15 minutes earlier all of a sudden
became intriguing and I started pointing out technical flaws like I’d been watching it for years! I’d explain why some tricks didn’t seem as spectacular, I used lingo like “sticking the landing” and “goofy-foot” like I was a regular on the snow. I’d become completely caught up in the hysteria. Partly because Zoi, at just 16-years-old, was in third place ahead of the third and final run. It wasn’t a particularly tremendous final round, most of the challengers for the medals couldn’t perform their aerial acrobatics and “stick their landing” but that did not matter, we all cheered as a bronze medal grew closer with every snowboarder tumble. It had been 26 years since New Zealand had won its only medal at the Winter Olympics. The odds of a teenager gaining a bronze to go with that silver in 1992 seemed remote yet that is what happened. Fortunately, I witnessed it live. It goes to show you sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good.
KARORI LIONS KARNIVAL & FAIR 18 February 2018
Karori Lions wish to thank the following for their contribution and support
Karori Lions Karnival 2018 Sponsors:
(providing services, gifts or donations to our Karnival) Absolute Bliss ANZ Bank Karori BodyStyle Studio Brendon Motors Café in the Square Christies Flooring Countdown Karori Fangs Takeaway Florence Boutique Gambonis Headlines Isaac Barber Independent Herald Karori Chiropractic Karori Community Centre Karori Four Square Karori Mall Unichem Pharmacy Karori Playcentre Karori Print shop
Koru Barber Shop Marsden Books Mitre 10 Crofton Downs Mobile Petrol Station Karori National Storage New World One Fat Bird Paper Plus Penny Black hairdresser Power House/Dynamic Pilates Physique Studio Ray White Real Estate Sandy Scully Massage Taboo Hair The Cellar Room The Pickle Jar The Barber Shop Wellington City Council
Karori Lions Karnival 2018 – Raffle Winners
(all winners will be contacted by phone to arrange pick-up/delivery) Hamper winners: R Daniels, J Brown, M Matthew & V Crimmins. Voucher winners: T Gallacher, P Berry, L Daly, C Robertson, O Stopher, C Callaghan, H Collingridge, D Gill, F Blake, C Simpson, D Sanders, H Mills & M Savage.
Wednesday February 28, 2018
Published on Feb 27, 2018