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Wednesday April 11, 2018

Women storm home to take Champion of Champions title

ABOVE: Brent Stubbins and Judy Howat – now representing Wellington. LEFT: Grant Wakefield - member of winning Wellington team. PHOTOS: Allan Galbraith

What an amazing comeback and victory by the Johnsonville Women’s Fours team of Paula Meredith (skip), Merani Davis, Janet Nehemia and Tannith Potgieter, who stormed home to win the final of the Wellington Champion of Champions Women’s Fours at the weekend over their old rivals from the Victoria Bowling Club. Both Johnsonville and Victoria had a line up of very experienced, players but notably, both teams leads were up and coming secondary school students who acquitted themselves admirably in the final. Good work also by the Johnsoville Bowling Club’s Men’s team of Brent Stubbins (s), Brian Cleaver, Dennis Witt and Allan Eng who reached the quarter finals of the Men’s Champion of Championship Fours. Dale Rayner and Kaaren Guilford, won the Easter Women’s Pairs for a second year in a row. This time, they came from well down to record a stunning victory

Wide range of issues for Karori There was a near-record turnout representing a wide range of businesses and community groups at the Karori Liaison Group meeting on March 26. There was also a representative from MP Grant Robertson’s office and all three Onslow Western Ward councillors Diane Calvert, Simon Woolfe and Andy Foster were present. All representatives reported on issues for their groups. Andy Foster gave a comprehensive presentation on the Karori Project and other related Wellington City Council and Karori initiatives. Andy advised that he would prepare a note on Next Steps and make

it available for circulation. Other items covered included a discussion on city council debt, which he said is always an issue but lower than other large councils. He told the meeting there is a concerted effort to minimise debt increases. The Council Long Term Plan is out for consultation and all were encouraged to review and submit. The meeting was told that WCC is keen to engage with New World and owner Chirag Patel said he was sure that there would be a cooperative approach from the company. Movement of the Mobil Station was discussed as not likely in the near term but highly desirable in

18-16 over the Massey Avenue team. Well done also to Brian Cleaver and Terry Osment; and Rob Veale and Brent Stubbins, for reaching the Men’s Easter Pairs semi-finals. JBC President, Grant Wakefield was part of the winning Wellington Men’s team that recently took out the Bowls NZ National Intercentre tournament in Christchurch, This is an open entry event for all 27 centres throughout New Zealand. Brent Stubbins and Judy Howat of JBC have won the Regional Playoffs and now go on to represent Wellington in the National Mixed Pairs Finals in Auckland, held on April 17-18. against the other five Regional Mixed Pairs winners. Brady and Logan Amer (JBC) also went onto the Regional Playoffs in Wanganui and won their Men’s Pairs section. They will also represent Bowls Wellington in the National Men’s Pairs Finals in Auckland next week.

Small furry friends

terms of achieving a better town centre. Andy said Council was looking at sites to build a playground at the city end of Karori Makara park improvements were discussed, including the concept of looking at better coastal access through Karori. The meeting was told that Council was continuing to promote the use of traps as part of Predator Free Karori. The council also wants to explore with Ryman Healthcare possible longer term use of some facilities at the campus site to be available to the community. The next meeting will be held on Monday April 30.

Animates will be running free school holiday sessions on Thursday April 19 and 26 at 11am. As well as having a selection of animals in store for the children to interact with, staff will provide fun facts on what makes each furry friend unique, what to feed them and how to care for them. “We always look forward to the school holidays, and these holidays we’re running one of our favourite programs in store. We’ll be teaching kids all about their favourite small furry friends, from rabbits and guinea pigs to rats and mice,” says Animates National Manager Jacqui Baigent. “We love seeing how excited children are to be able to interact with the animals in store. Our staff are incredibly passionate about their jobs, and the school holiday sessions are the perfect opportunity to pass on not only information, but a lifelong love for animals” Jacqui Baigent says.

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a white Subaru Legacy stationwagon parked overnight in Ohariu Road was stolen. It was later found in Anaheim Place, Churton Park, in a damaged condition. A silver Nissan March hatchback parked overnight in Atua Street was stolen. It was later used in a drive-off from a petrol station. A gold Toyota Corolla saloon parked overnight in Haumia Street was entered via a smashed window. An unsuccessful attempt was made to start the car by tampering with the ignition. A bluetooth speaker was stolen. A silver Holden Captiva stationwagon parked overnight in Clifford Road was damaged when a passenger side window was smashed to gain access. The vehicle was searched but nothing was stolen. A white Suzuki Grand Escudo stationwagon parked in the driveway

of a house in Clifford Road was also accessed through a smashed left rear window. A large green rucksack, boots and rainproof jacket were among the items stolen. A blue Honda Civic saloon parked overnight in Erris Street had a left rear quarterlight window smashed to gain entry. The offenders made a messy search of the interior but it is not known if anything was stolen. A red Honda Civic saloon parked overnight in Hollies Crescent was entered through a forced rear door. A gym bag containing a cell phone, charger, earphone and a jacket were stolen. A red Mazda Bounty utility vehicle parked overnight in Hindmarsh Street was entered by picking the locking catch on a window. A chainsaw and a coat were stolen. A white Toyota hatchback

parked overnight in Frankmoore Avenue had its left rear quarterlight window smashed to gain entry. The vehicle was rummaged through but nothing is known to have been stolen. A gold Honda Accord saloon parked overnight in Kipling Street was broken into via a smashed left quarterlight window. A messy search was made of the interior of the car but nothing is known to have been stolen. In Newlands a house in Alwyn Place was accessed by climbing though an elevated window at the rear of the house. Two Galaxy cellphones were stolen. A house in Fitzpatrick Street was entered during Easter Sunday morning while the victim was at church. Entry was made through a ranch slide door at the rear of the house. A small sum in cash was stolen. The burglary of a house in

Stella Grove was prevented when a neighbour saw two men on the property at mid-morning. One of the intruders was on a ladder and believed to be attempting to force an entry. They ran off when challenged. In Karori a house in Paisley Terrace was entered through a forced window at the front of the house. Stolen items include two TVs, a duvet, clothing items and miscellaneous food. The shoe rack near the front door of a house in Saddleback Road was targeted. The intruder checked all the shoes on the rack and stole two pairs of sneakers. Entry to a house in Karori Road was by smashing a window in a back door and reaching through to unlock it. The upper level was thoroughly searched and two sets of keys were taken for a red Toyota Corolla stationwagon and a red Ford Laser saloon, which

were stolen. A sleep-out at a house in Standen Street was entered by an unknown male while a female was inside. She shouted at him and he left. Later she found that a shed on the property had been broken into and searched. A house in Duthie Street was entered via a window on the lower floor. An Apple Macbook was stolen. A grey Subaru Legacy stationwagon parked unregistered and without a WoF in the driveway of a house in Karori Road was stolen. A yellow Honda Logo hatchback parked overnight on the road in Gipps Street was stolen. An attempt was made to steal a silver Mazda Demio hatchback which had been parked inside a garage of a house in Versailles street. The ignition had been pulled out but the offender failed to start the vehicle.

Independent Herald 11-04-18  

Independent Herald 11-04-18

Independent Herald 11-04-18  

Independent Herald 11-04-18