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“This is a really good news story,” says Diane Calvert, Wellington councillor for the Onslow-Western Ward. She’s elated that the city’s newlyreleased 10 year plan includes $1.1m for the redevelopment of the iconic Khandallah outdoor summer pool
and park area. While the project is scheduled for 2022, she says that allows time for the planning that will be needed. “The amount’s close to the indicative $1.2m quote we had last year to heat the pool and replace the plant,” she says. Continued on page 2.
The Khandallah summer pool: an asset to be saved. Inset: WCC member Diane Calvert has been one of those lobbying for its updating.
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group of locals who have, over the past year, been gathering information and lobbying to ensure the almost 100-year-old pool and the surrounding park remain as a viable asset. It was, she says, first built by the then Khandallah Residents’ Association She says it is a destination point for many Wellingtonians and its nearness to bus and train routes is a big plus. “It’s also in a charming park-like setting and it includes a children’s playground.
“And it’s the only one left as well … a treasure for Wellington city as a whole.” Once upon a time it was, she says, known as the local “dating space”. “Many people have fond memories of that and I’ve heard a few stories. But not for print!” The job is more than just heating the outdoor facility. The plant equipment room, even without the planned upgrade to heating, needs work “and the pipes are buried in concrete that goes right round the pool”,
she says. Diane believes that solid construction is what has seen the pool, which will be 100 years old in 2025, last as long as it has. “The earthquake resistance is fairly strong.” But more work needs done to ensure the pool is brought up to date. “Because if we wait until repairs are crucial, that could be too late”. However, she believes it is worth the cost. “It would be good if we can see it last for another one hundred years.”
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On Friday, at the Salvation Army rooms in Johnsonville Road, four Family Store volunteers, with 68 years of service between them, were honoured. Salvation Army leaders and Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor were amongst those who gathered to pay tribute to the many hours they have given to the cause. Marion Pickering, who had recently retired, was honoured along with Sheila Walker, Dianne Greenbank and Anne Harris, who will continue the work that is crucial in keeping the army’s service to the community alive. Fa m i ly Store Ma nager Randall Day told them that they had “walked the walk and talked the talk” and reminded all present of the crucial nature of what they, as volunteers, do. “Their work has funded some 90,000 meals and thousands of counselling sessions.” He also said that the Foodbank was kept functioning. Greg O’Connor reminded them of the importance of the
These four Salvation Army Family Shop volunteers had their long years of service recognised at an afternoon tea and ceremony on Friday. From left are Marion Pickering, Dianne Greenbank, Sheila Walker, Anne Harris. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver
role modelling of volunteer work that they did, He said it would create a culture of social service in their families that would see what they did flow down through the generations.
Gareth Marshell, National Family Store Manager, was present. He said nationwide there were 1200-1500 volunteers to 600 paid staff. He also reminded everyone that 90 per cent of what was earned from
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Brett Hudson moves up the ranks Locally-based National List MP Brett Hudson says he has taken a significant step forward in the Opposition line-up announced by National Party Leader Simon Bridges this week. Mr Hudson takes on what would be a full ministerial
portfolio in its own right in government with the Commerce and Consumer Affairs role. He has also been given the Associate Transport spokesperson role, alongside the Government Digital Services role he has held since late 2017.
He says Commerce and Consumer Affairs is significant and follows on from his role as Deputy Chair of the Commerce Select Committee in the last Parliament. He said Transport was an area he had signalled interest in and he says he is delighted
to get an introduction to the portfolio as associate spokesperson. He feels the additional responsibilities signal strong confidence in him and his capabilities. “I’m looking forward to the new challenges and opportunities.”
Boomerang Bags to fight plastic scourge By Glenise Dreaver
Every fortnight since July last year a group of women from Churton Park and the northern zone have been holding a sewing bee to support the fight against plastic bags. They have been creating fabric “Boomerang Bags” and Mary Ann Mulqueen says they have so far created over 600 of them. They had only aimed for 500, but with Wendy Bellett having already created 300 plus on her own, and the others cutting and sewing enthusiastically as well, the target is well on the way to being exceeded by hundreds. You can’t get one yet - when the scheme is launched, one bag out at a time will be available free in the Churton Park New World Supermarket to reduce the number of plastic bags used. The boomerang bags are designed to fold easily to ensure that they are brought back during subsequent shopping trips. More bags will also be available for $5, or even a gold coin donation. “That will cover the cost of threads, and the ink for printing,” says Mary Ann. The fabrics are good quality
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International Women’s Day on March 8 marked the launch of the year-long Suffrage 125 commemorations. In 1893, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the right to vote in general elections. On the day Te Papa hosted the flagship event, a panel discussion inaugurating the anniversary, Two more major projects will this year coincide with the actual anniversary of the passing of the Electoral Act. The first is a book of essays, Women Now: The Legacy of Women’s Suffrage, edited by Te Papa’s Head of New Zealand and Pacific Cultures Dr Bronwyn Labrum, where twelve authors respond to twelve objects in Te Papa’s collections, helping prompt readers to reflect on women’s rights and where we are going. These objects will also feature, among others, in an exhibition in September.
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inbrief news Relay for Life On March 17-18 the annual Cancer Society’s inspirational fundraiser, Relay for Life, will be held at Frank Kitts Park. The event runs from Saturday 3pm Sunday 9am. Relay For Life is a fun event for everyone of all ages and fitness levels, during which participants celebrate with survivors, remember loved ones lost to cancer and come together as a community to fight back against cancer. Team members take turns walking or running relay style around a track while enjoying a carnival atmosphere of music, entertainment, food stalls and fantastic community spirit. This summer over 3000 people from around the greater Wellington region will pay $20 per person to come together to celebrate 16 years of Relay For Life and teams are being asked to commit to fundraise $200 per person to enable the Cancer Society to continue providing their services to the community.
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Celebrate Neighbours’ Day National Neighbours’ Day Aotearoa will be marked on March 24-25 this year. Wellington City Council is encouraging community groups, individuals and organisations to create programmes as part of their wider Growing Neighbourhoods project. As Parks’ Week is also in the same month and many of the outcomes and objectives are similar, the council combining them both. It is being suggested that neighbours use one of Wellington’s has to offer to celebrate neighbourliness in their communities. They sugest that the local business community is also a great neighbour, and could be invited along as well. The official Neighbours Day Aotearoa website has downloadable resources and you can register your event; neighboursday. org.nz.
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Rebuilding artistic legacy By Glenise Dreaver
After much planning, the family of artist Leonard Victor Mitchell has been able to secure the temporary use of a newlybuilt retail space at 15 Ganges Road in Khandallah Village for an exhibition which they hope will re-introduce Leonard to the local community – and to the history of New Zealand art. The exhibition is to be titled Leonard Victor Mitchell - A Fine Art Exhibition will run from March 17 to April 21, running Mondays to Saturdays from 9.30am to 4pm, with a public preview on March 16 between 4-8pm. Born in 1925, Leonard’s story
began as he grew up in Ngaio, Wellington. A dedicated artist, by the 1950s he was exhibiting at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts and established as a wellsought-after portrait painter In 1954 he co-established the Lambton Galleries, Wellington’s largest commercial gallery. He also completed several commissions for public spaces, including murals at the-then newly built Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, and won the inaugural Kelliher prize for landscape painting. By 1959 he had been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London. And in 1960, encouraged by
a fellowship to the Netherlands and discouraged by the changing New Zealand art scene Leonard left for Europe, never to return. Settling in England he also enjoyed success on the Continent, particularly at the Paris Salon. His youngest brother Frank Mitchell was at Leonard’s side for most of his life, supporting him in many of his artistic endeavours. When Leonard passed away suddenly in 1980 Frank brought his widow Pat back to New Zealand where she survived partly on the sales of his artworks until her death in 2002. At that time Frank inherited the large number of remaining artworks.
Now in his 90th year, Frank and the rest of the Mitchell family are keen to reinstate Leonard in the history of New Zealand art. They will be helped in this endeavour by art historian Richard Wolfe, who is writing a book to be published later this year. Called Mitchell & Mitchell: A Father and Son Arts Legacy, it will cover the careers of both Leonard and his father, Leonard Cornwall Mitchell, a well-regarded commercial artist, illustrator and stamp designer. The book, to be produced by Peter Alsop, will be codesigned by Frank’s daughter Anna.
MP optimistic on mall redevelopment Stride Property Ltd’s new management team, including new CEO Philip Littlewood and GM Shopping Centres Roy Stansfield, have met Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor and indicated that the Johnsonville Shopping Centre redevelopment is a priority for the firm. “They have appointed two senior property developers who are making it a priority,” he says. The new CEO is Philip Littlewood and the GM Shopping Centres is Roy Stansfield. Greg said the meeting had given him cause for optimism that we were a step closer to seeing the bulldozers and builders move in. In January 2017, Wellington City Council had granted Stride a resource consent for a redevelopment, but more than a year on, construction is yet to begin. This 26,000sq m proposal would include space for a cinema, 120 retailers and 900 car parks, and would be one of Wellington’s largest shopping centres. Stride Property owns a 50 per
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Old fashioned knees-up at Aro Fair By Abbey Palmer
Barn-dancing and washing your own dishes were on the menu at the annual Aro Valley Fair on Saturday as part of a successful fundraiser for local schools. Aro Park transformed into a country-themed party with a
group of about 40 people who took part in step-by-step dances led by local band Faustians. Fair organiser Lexi Taylor says it was a good way for people to get to know their neighbours. “It was really relaxed and connected, [there was] a fair bit of romance in that as well.” About 5000 people browsed 80
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stalls, including the “Wash for Waste” station where fair-goers were able to wash their own plates, cups and cutlery. This was part of a “zero-waste” initiative, while children enjoyed the annual “Arolympics” competition. Aro Valley Preschool coordinator Johanna Kirsehner says the event raised $1000 from food
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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Do you agree with the moves to impose a sugar tax?
Peter Woods, Wellington “Yes. It’s about obesity in our children.”
Pat Reesby, Khandallah “That sugary American rubbish shouldn’t be on sale anyway.”
Maree O’Connor, Khandallah “Why not? I’m on a sugar detox for March anyway!”
Sue Clothier, Khandallah “It shouldn’t be necessary. It’s about self control.”
Heather Ponder, Khandallah “I agree, but low income families could go without because of it.”
Dani Tyler, Johnsonville “I don’t think it’ll work. Fresh food is so much more expensive anyway.”
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Cycling up Ngauranga Gorge hazardous Dear Editor, On my e-bike I was cycling up Ngauranga Gorge and going under the railway bridge. The track narrowed, I wobbled into the bank, bounced back onto the road. I was trapped under my bike. Fortunately the first car stopped
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More than just music Music therapy is just one way in which Cashmere Home supports elders’ wellbeing. Manager Karen Rhind pictured here with resident Janet Ross.
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Music therapy is just one way in which Cashmere Home puts into practice its elder-centred Enliven philosophy, which encourages elders to have fun, variety and spontaneity in their lives. The home’s tailored recreation programme also includes things like art therapy, crafts, gentle exercise, sight-seeing trips and themed parties. Residents can choose to take part in whatever way suits them and invite whoever they want along to join in the fun. “At the end of the day, it’s all about the residents, and if music makes them smile, we’ll be there to help them indulge their passion!” says Liz. To learn more about Enliven’s Cashmere Home and its sister home, Cashmere Heights Home, visit www.enlivencentral. org.nz. You can also call the home directly on 04 477 7067. PBA
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Second special shape balloon to appear at Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2018 A giant 30m beaver special shape balloon weighing over 320kgs will take ﬂight over the Wairarapa’s landscape this Easter as part of the annual Wairarapa Balloon Festival. Bud E Beaver was “born” in Montana in August 2003 from another special shape balloon called Mr Potato Head. It took over six months to complete and whilst in New Zealand, Bud E Beaver will be piloted by Colin Graham, who began his career at the age of 15, though his passion for the sport began when he was just a toddler. An experienced pilot, Mr Graham obtained his commercial license at the age of 18, has ﬂown in 33 US states, six countries and cannot wait to ﬂy again in New Zealand. Ballooning is weather dependent so decisions can only be made on the day. To see whether the balloons are ﬂying check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/ WairarapaBalloonFestival.
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Cobblestone Museum rated No 1 attraction in Greytown Come on down to Cobblestones Museum in Greytown. You will discover a fascinating look into rural life in the Wairarapa at the turn of the century. Do your sums in the old school, or imagine the patients in the maternity ward at Wairarapa’s ﬁrst hospital. Any bad behaviour and you can
put your friends or family in the stocks. Our new exhibition space tells the region’s stories through photographs, maps, exhibits and anecdotes. Explore the park-like grounds, bring a picnic and enjoy one of Wairarapa’s treasures. Rated No 1 attraction in Greytown on Trip Advisor.
History ‘Fell’ Locomotive H 199 was built in 1875 and spent its entire working life on the Rimutaka Incline. Upon closure of the line in 1955, H 199 was presented to the Borough of Featherston, and in 1958 was placed on open-air display in a children’s playground in the
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town. A Society was formed in 1980 to house and restore the historic locomotive. The Fell Locomotive Museum was opned in 1984 and has been extended many times since. The restoration of H 199 occupied eight years and 9,000 hours of voluntary work.
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The opening of the new track behind the Wadestown library coincided with the annual Wadestown Village Fair and the library’s thirtieth birthday celebration on Saturday. Before the ribbon was breached,
Colleen Pilgrim described years of work to release the bush, letting it grow then planting. “Then Weeding. Then Weeding. Then Weeding.” “ T h e n a l o n g c a m e Jo h n Browning.” Colleen said he had worked single handedly on the track for at least two hundred hours to bring the track into being.
Philip Rush, Jim Shearer and Kevin Pearman gave hundreds of local children a turn in the cab of the fire engine at the village fair.
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St Mary’s teams elated by success
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The St Mary’s Volleyball team which won the Wellington Cup, with captain Leni-Lia Moananu centre front. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver By Glenise Dreaver
Two St Mary’s College sports teams are celebrating winning prestigious tournament trophies. The school’s Touch Team took the Wellington Touch Association’s Premier Girls’ Cup for the second year in a row, and the senior girls’ volleyball team won the Wellington Cup. Not only did the touch team win their one-day tournament, ensuring their team’s name would be put on the trophy
for the second year in a row, but captain Ivana Samani said they had qualified for the Regionals to be held in Palmerston North on Saturday March 17. The school’s volleyball team captain Leni-Lia Moananu of Karori-Wilton said there were six games in their one-day tournament, each with five sets, and they won all of them. They conceded only one set, in the final against Sacred Heart, the school which had won the tournament for the previous three years.
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Stellar performances from Onslow College rowers
TERM 2 2018 – TERM 2 2019 Otari School Board of Trustees is limited in the number of places it is able to offer students as a consequence of operating an enrolment scheme, details of which are available at the school office or on our website. The Board has determined that there are limited spaces available in the Montessori Strand for children who are: • Year 2 students in 2018 • Year 1 students in 2018 • Year 1 students in 2019 (Year 0 in 2018)
Two Onslow College rowers came up with gold at the recent North Island secondary school finals. From left they are: Constance Stirling and Olivia Clark, with their coach Tufi Sele and Wanganui Collegiate rower Jamie Harris. PHOTO: Karapiro Rowing. By Glenise Dreaver
Two Onslow College rowers turned in a gold medal performance at the North Island Secondary Schools championships at Lake Karapiro on March 2-4. With over 1800 competitors, competition was fierce. But Olivia Clark and Constance Stirling, both in their final year of school and coached by Tufi Sele, took first place in the A level Girls’ Under 18 double. They were also fourth in the GU18 Pair, while Olivia came in fifth in the GU18 Single. For Tufi, a former Onslow rower who competed at the NZ Rowing Elite level as an U23 at the World Champs in 2010, it is a case of giving back to where he started his rowing career. Stephanie Clark, Onslow College Rowing Club Manager for the senior girls and novice boys, says the results are “a fantastic achievement”. “It puts them in a very strong position heading into the Maadi Cup, which is the New Zealand Secondary Schools Champs. That’s going to be held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel in mid March.” There was also a creditable performance
from the under-15 boys who made the A level final in the Octuple. Sam Martin, Anthony Deng, Josh Clark, Jack Bacchus, Daniel Dolan, David Mowat, Max Westphall, Tarek Patchett and cox Ella Greenslade are all at the start of their rowing careers. While they weren’t placed in the final, there are high hopes for them. The Onslow College rowing group finished the regatta with over half of the rowing group represented in the finals - four 4 A Finals, six B Finals and two C Finals. This made them the top equal Wellington school on the regatta points table. It put them alongside Queen Margaret’s College and just ahead of Wellington Girls’ College and Wellington College. Stephanie says these results mean the top Onslow crew’s goal of reaching the New Zealand Junior representative trials, to be held after the Maadi Cup regatta, are strong. The North Island regatta marked the end of the rowing season for most of the Onslow rowers however. “It has been a fantastic season with half of the rowing group being new to the sport and keen to return for more,” said Stephanie.
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Success for young lifesaver By Glenise Dreaver
Thomas Mahoney from Raroa Intermediate came away from the Oceans 18 New Zealand Surf Lifesaving youth nationals (10-14 years) with two medals. He won silver in the beach sprint in his Under-11 section and a bronze in the U-11 beach flags event. The Titahi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club he belongs to sent a 30-strong team of 10-14-yearolds says their head coach Lizzy Bunckenberg. The club’s under-12 girls’ board relay team also picked up a bronze and Emma Herbert from Khandallah was ninth in the run swim
run. It was a huge financial commitment that entailed a lot of fundraising to get them all to Orewa Beach in North Auckland. It wasn’t just transport, there was accommodation too, as that wasn’t arranged for them. “Families came and just did their own thing,” Lizzy said. It also involved a lot of commitment. “They had to train three times a week to be able to attend and race in local and regional events in preparation too.” The event attracted 850 competitors from all over New Zealand competing in water and land based events, “... all our future surf life guards” says Lizzy.
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Thomas Mahoney of Raroa Intermediate taking silver in the beach sprint at the Oceans 18 National Surf Lifesaving Championships held at Orewa from March 1-4. PHOTO: Supplied
Young cricketer sets her sights high By Glenise Dreaver Maddie Porteous with her cricketing inspiration, her mum Rachel. The gear she was given on coin toss day – cap, shirt and shorts - are prized possessions. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver
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England show they are favourites for 2019 Cricket World Cup England must now be the biggest threat to claim the Cricket World Cup next year on home soil. Their destruction of New Zealand in the fifth and deciding ODI at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval typified how the two teams have gone in opposite directions since the previous tournament three years ago. That time, Tim Southee dismantled England with seven wickets which saw them on a plane without progressing past the group stages. New Zealand carried on to the final. How times have changed. England now have a clear identity in coloured clothing. Destructive top-order batsmen, genuine match-winning all rounders, tenacious quick bowlers and spinners who can take wickets and restrict runs in the middle overs. Such a powerful line-up, combined with home conditions, should make them hard to beat next year. As for New Zealand, well, they’re a shambles in the 50-over game. Devoid of plans once Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor are dismissed and with a pace attack in Southee and Trent Boult who seem to be regressing with every start.
Inconsistent players like Colin Munro, Henry Nicholls and Colin de Grandhomme still command regular spots such is the lack of depth in the team. England have different players across tests, ODIs and Twenty20 formats. It is time New Zealand followed suit. Realistically we’d have to build the depth to have 30 players capable of playing international cricket when we only have half that at present but it would be worth it. Boldly, Mike Hesson is bound to be looking for an exit strategy from his coaching position and when that happens we could introduce different coaches for each squad. For arguments sake, Stephen Fleming could coach the shorter forms and someone like Hesson could coach the test matches. The Black Caps may have lost the series 3-2 but had it not been for some decent knocks from Williamson, Taylor and Mitch Santner, the series could have been far more one-sided. The time for change has come. Players need defined roles and depth must be created. Adapt and survive, stay stubborn and stumble - those are the options for the stuttering Black Caps team.
Twelve-year-old Maddie Porteous from Raroa Normal Intermediate School had a dream come true when she joined Captain Kane Williamson on the pitch for the coin toss before the Blackcaps v England match on February 13. The chance to meet every single Blackcaps player at the same time was also special. “It was awesome getting to meet them all and hand Kane the coin.” The honour came about purely by luck. Her father had signed up to an online invitation from ANZ and he put her name down. She won, and the opportunity couldn’t have come to a more appropriate candidate. The young bowler plays for the Wellington Representative Under-13 team as well as for
the Onslow Junior Cricket Club. She also has every intention of going as far as she can with the game, her sights set firmly on the White Ferns. Maddie says her inspiration is her mother Rachel, a Kiwi and also a bowler, who played for the Canadian Women’s Cricket team in 2009. “I’m going to try to do just as well as she did.” Rachel is modest about her achievement, pointing out that while she played a number of matches representing Canada internationally, and the level of coaching was excellent, on the day of their final big match in the ICC tournament she ended up as twelfth man. “I didn’t make the field!” She has, however, been able to pass the benefits of that coaching and international experience on to Maddie.
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