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Suzanne Hartley of Grenada Village last week honoured her maternal great uncle Alfred Sharp at the white cross in the Salamanca garden that symbolises his service and death. She tells the story of Alfred, who enlisted on October 11, 1917 at the age of 31. There is no record of why he enlisted so late in the war says Suzanne. Continued on page 2. Suzanne Hartley of Grenada Village, with her cousin Deryck Norman of Silverstream. They are at the cross remembering Alfred Sharp, their maternal greatgrandmother’s brother, killed in action three days before the war ended. PHOTO: BRIAN SHEPPARD

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Brief service: A life cut short Continued from page 1. His tragically brief period of service symbolises the carnage and waste of life that went on right until the end of the war. It was April 23, 1918 when Alfred embarked on the Willochra for the six-week journey that would take him to Egypt. Ultimately, on September 7, he was sent to France. Rif leman Sharp was wounded on November 2 but went back to the front on November 4. His service record had recorded his earlier arrival in Étaples, a notorious base camp for those on their way to the front. Un-

der appalling conditions soldiers were subjected to intensive training in gas warfare and bayonet drill, a nd long sessions of marching at the double across the dunes. It has been recorded that many wounded would rather return to the front with unhealed wounds than remain at Étaples. Whether that applied to Alfred will never be known. We do know that on the day of his return to the front, and just three days before the fighting stopped on November 7, Alfred’s division captured the town of Le Quesnoy

in a dramatic action that included scaling a ladder set against the ancient town walls. Alfred did not take part in the climb that day, being killed just before the town was liberated. He will be remembered at Le Quesnoy today along with the other soldiers who died, as Anzac Day has been celebrated there every year since 1923. The town streets are also named after New Zealand places, there is a New Zealand memorial and museum and a primary school bears the name of a New Zealand soldier Lieutenant Leslie Averill.

Bomber crew honoured after long delay On June 28, 2012, at 89 years of age, John Hyndman was one of the former bomber air crew members present as the Queen unveiled The Bomber Command Memorial in London. It commemorates the 55,573 air crew who died while serving in bombers during World War II. This was one of the great thrills of John’s life. Then, as now, he was living at the

Malvina Major Retirement Village and he was one of 30 flown from New Zealand, looked after and accommodated, he says, “in total luxury”. The reason for the long delay in erecting the memorial he puts fi rmly at the feet of Winston Churchill, who had opposed original moves to erect it soon after the war. “Because Bomber Harris had ordered the bombing of

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Dresden.” That was an historic city of no strategic value and Churchill was very angry indeed, said John. John is probably best described as one of the lucky ones, who missed, by the merest whisker, being in active combat. In 1941, a teachers’ training college student, he and his classmates were all “bundled” into the army, he said. Then it was realised there were too many army recruits, so he was “bundled” into the Royal Air Force. Training in New Zealand, then Canada, he was finally posted to 150 Bomber Command in Lincolnshire flying Lancasters. What John, now 95, remembers best was “forever training”. “I’ve had four hundred hours of flying time training in a Lancaster.” There were also great gaps of just nothing. “Basically training for retirement,” he says ruefully, with the benefit

of years and hindsight. He did meet a “rather attractive” girl in London. After the war and a delay of some years while he finished teacher training, the two married. They were preparing for active service when their navigator accidentally took them over the English Channel. “That meant another seven days training on night flying.” Then they were ready for their first, diversionary mission. “You fly in one direction when the real attack is coming from somewhere else.” Too late. As they prepared to leave, they were told the war was over. Two months later, John resumed teacher training. He went to Redwoodtown school in Blenheim, where they stayed until he retired in 1982, spending twenty years as principal. Then, some ten years ago and after his wife’s death, he shifted to the Malvina Major home in Broadmeadows to be nearer his daughter in Ngaio.


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Fields of Remembrance, Wellington Botanic Garden The Fields of Remembrance are open at the Salamanca Lawn, Wellington Botanic Garden, between April 18 and May 9. Small white crosses stretch across field after field. There are 5270 – one for every life lost in World War I, from the Wellington region alone. This was at a time when the population of the Wellington region was only 232,114.

These fields, created by the national Fields of Remembrance Trust, bring those numbers to life. The sheer scale of it brings a tragic reality to history, regardless of whether the lives lost were from our families. Some who come to pay their respects have no family connection to those soldiers, but many are direct descendants

and bring mementos of their forebears. The White Crosses project has organised three other regional Fields of Remembrance for reflection, located in Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin, around Anzac Day every year since 2015. It is in its final year so the public is being encouraged to collect the crosses of their

friends or relatives on Sunday May 6 between 10am-4pm, when staff will be on hand to help find them.  Alternatively get in touch with Wellington City Council’s contact centre by emailing info@wcc.govt.nz or phone 04 499 4444 with details of the relative/friend before Sunday May 6 so the team can put it aside for collection.

Support for a ‘hidden disability’ Twice a month, Johnsonville Community Centre hosts Wellington Aphasia Hub and Conversation Club meetings  for those who have lost the power of fluent speech.

In May, the Johnsonville Z station has nominated the aphasia group as one of the charities which clients can support. We explain why the group needs your support.

January 20, 2015. Stephen Gibbs, then the New Zealand School of Music events co-ordinator, and himself an accomplished musician, woke without any words. He also found his right side paralysed. At the age of 57, slender and very fit with none of the usual risk factors, Stephen had suffered an inexplicable stroke. Fortunately his wife Michelle, a hospice nurse, recognised the symptoms immediately. He was in hospital within the vital “golden hour” and with injections administered in time, the paralysis went within an hour. The aphasia (including, but not only, symptoms of loss of words, of reading and some numeracy skills) remained. Stephen was a former mathematics teacher and journalist as well as a professional communicator. Obviously aphasia

took his livelihood. Fortunately, he says, his wife is very patient, because though several years later he is improving all the time, random, irrelevant words can pepper his somewhat labored conversation. “Gender is hard too. I’m always saying ‘he’ instead of ‘she’ and vice versa.” Asked his phone number, he sings it. (Numbers are hard but the music remains, though playing in a group is difficult, with rhythm a challenge.) Reading is hard – “I could only read headlines”- and writing a sentence impossible. His indecipherable blog was a first step towards his now fluent music reviews on dmsreviewblog.wordpress. Another important step is employment - six hours a week working for the aphasia group. He has become a marriage celebrant and, a cellist, he also busks regularly, though he can only focus in quiet areas.

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The New Zealand Myanmar Ethnics Council (NZMEC) held its Annual General Meeting on April 15 at the Salvation Army rooms in Porirua. The annual gathering of Myanmar Ethnic Community members brings people from all over New Zealand representing Myanmar’s eight ethnic groups: Kachin, Kayah-karenni, Karen, Chin, Mon, Burmar, Arakan and Shan. Participants and guests from the local Kiwi community, as well as other migrant communities, attended to show support in the integration of the Myanmar ethnic community into that of greater New Zealand.

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inbrief news Help the helicopter service A fundraiser for the Westpac Lifeflight Trust helicopter service is to be held in the Johnsonville Community Centre on Saturday May 12. The evening is a Bingo night, with dinner, with music provided and games for the children. The cost is $15 per person with under-fives free. Blanche de Souza at Westpac asks you to RSVP to blanche.desouza@ westpac.co.nz by May 4.

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Big Dog Walk proves popular By Glenise Dreaver

Some 200 dogs and about 1000 of their owners and supporters joined Wellington’s Big Dog Walk in great weather at Waitangi Park on Saturday morning. The walk is done annually in different cities during April, though they can be at different weekends. The event was a fundraiser for the newly-formed Charity ‘For Lots of Dogs’ and spokesperson Bailey McCormack said that the Wellington event had raised in the vicinity of $2000.

Entry was a gold coin and participants were given ‘Woof Packs’ filled with treats and branded gears. The charity distributes food for dogs in need which, thanks to support from suppliers, is provided at excellent rates. Not all the 200 dogs did the walk, as some preferred to socialise in the park while the rest walked though to the offleash dog-swim area that was the turning point. Bowls of water were provided there and the Lola Stays cafe in Oriental Parade also acted as a watering point.

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Staying safe driving courses for senior road users are being held on May 18 and June 1, between 9.45am-12.15pm at Anvil House. The $10 workshops are designed to improve safe driving practices and increase knowledge so seniors can remain safely mobile. Costs include morning tea and course material. You can register at Age Concern by email: communitysup@acwellington.org.nz or phone Ann on 499 6646.

Accessibility Awards nominations open This is the first year of the Wellington Accessible Awards. They are designed to recognise businesses, initiatives and people who help make Wellington City more accessible for everyone. Nominations for the 2018 awards are open until May 31. More information is available at wcc.govt.nz/ accessibilityawards.

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What’s the Best Computer for Me? The Right CPU For You Last time we touched on Apple versus the Microsoft PC or laptop, the choice of which comes down to what you want your computer to do. Graphics, music, movies, Photoshop – all that creative stuff is perfect for a Macbook or IMac. For simple browsing the web, email, creating documents and spreadsheets, a standard laptop or PC is perfectly adequate and a lot cheaper. Firstly, you should know the components of every standard machine are very similar and many different makes & models come from the same factories in China. The look and styling is different but the working parts are the same. Next thing to consider is the CPU

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Cashmere Home residents Peter Barnes (left) and Keith Hassed water some recently-planted parsley in the home’s back garden. It’s early days yet, but the home hopes the growing vegetable patch will inspire residents to get outdoors.

Residents have been busy honing their green thumb at Enliven’s Cashmere Home in Johnsonville. The elders, accompanied by staff and volunteers, recently came together to plant a whole host of colourful vegetables, including leeks and rhubarbs, in the home’s back garden. Staff hope the garden will continue to inspire residents to get outdoors. “We’d raised the possibility with residents of growing vegetables here in the past, but now they’re really starting to take the lead, which is great,” says Senior Care Partner Dilani Perera. She notes that the residents have been heavily involved at every step in the process, from deciding which plants to grow, to planting and watering the vegetables daily. “Many of the residents have been gardening all their lives, so they really know what they’re doing and I’ve enjoyed learning from them,” says Dilani. For resident Peter Barnes, gardening is a daily highlight. Since moving in to the Enliven home in February, his health and mobility have steadily improved, and gardening has encouraged him to get outdoors.

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: What’s your top tip for living a healthy life?

Shirley Stewart, Khandallah “I’ve been going to the gym for a few years. So I’d say exercise and a good social life. And a healthy diet.”

Joanna Young, Churton Park “Regular exercise. Going to the gym regularly. Meeting people there.”

Angela Cathro, Newlands “Laugh a lot!”

Tennessee Eccleston, Johnsonville West “The gym, walks around Johnsonville. Diet, but treat yourself now and again.”

Hazel Green, Johnsonville “Walking a lot. I’m new though and I haven’t found a track round here yet.”

Gemma McLean, Churton Park “De-stress. Keep a good work-life balance. Decide what’s important.”

LETTERS to the editor Letters on issues of community interest are welcomed. Guidelines are that they should be no longer than 150 words. They must be signed and a street address provided to show good faith, even if a nom de plume is provided for publication. The editor reserves the right to abridge letters or withhold unsuitable letters from publication. Send or fax them to the address on page two, or email them to news@wsn.co.nz. Please note that your name and street address must also be provided in e mails.

Too often politicians push hidden agendas Dear Editor Well done to Colin Moore for his very sensible letter regarding “Deputy Mayor’s motives questioned” in the Independent Herald of April 18. Too often we have politicians pushing their own barrow without consulting their constituents and saying, without any back-up of tested data, that this is what the public actually want. “We

know best” seems to be the norm for some people in elected office. Unfortunately, it seems that some local body politicians are guilty of pushing their hidden agendas without taking in to account what the majority of voters vote for or even want. Te Reo signage will in time happen but surely our money is better spent at this time on priority needs such as water

leakages, footpaths and poorly maintained roads, or even a multi purpose concert venue. No doubt some people will accuse Mr Moore, or myself of racism, which is an often-used tactic to undermine any other opinions people of a different view have. Murray Gray Johnsonville

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Dear Editor Colin Moore’s letter (June 18) referred to the previous week’s interview with Jill Day about understanding our city’s past. It also described her Maori heritage. We elect politicians to lead change. We may not always support their ideas but there are robust processes to moderate them. Politicians are accountable to their electorates, but often receive unbridled criticism by anyone who holds a different point of view. Our democratic system gives Mr Moore every right to criticise her ideas,

Dear Editor, I was pleased to see that the Council’s proposal to add te reo names to the current English ward names is being debated in your publication. I would like to point out a few things, however. The Te Reo ward names are just one part of the representation review and I would encourage people to look at the full proposal on our website (https://wellington. govt.nz/representation-review-for-2019 ) and use the on-line submission form to have their say. In addition there seems to be some concern about the cost of Te Reo ward names.

but we must weigh both sides of an argument. I question the motives for criticism when it strays into a personal attack. Jill Day’s enthusiasm, hard work and abilities have led to her rapid rise, from a newly-elected Councillor to being Deputy Mayor. This has generated considerable interest in who she is. When she answers questions, is this self-promotion, or are Mr Moore’s criticisms triggered by her advocacy for promoting the city’s Maori heritage? Brian Sheppard Churton Park

Trying to Lose Weight? The New Zealand Health Survey 2016/17 found that: around 1 in 3 adults (aged 15 years and over) were obese (32%) a further 34% of adults were overweight but not obese. 50% of Māori adults were obese. For all those striving to lose weight, Wellington clinical hypnotherapist, Daniel Steadman has one simple and clear message: STOP dieting. His experience with such clients has shown dieting to be pointless, until they can tackle the root cause of their problematic relationship with food. “There’s a reason that the pleth-

ora of fad diets that are available these days don’t work longterm,” he said. “Overcoming bad eating habits is a decision of the mind, not of the tummy. What people actually need is a mental reboot.” Very often, the ‘triggers’ of dietary problems go as far back as childhood experiences, according to Daniel. “When we’re born, our bodies are kitted out with everything they need to sense when we are hungry. Babies cry because they need nutrition, not because they want to over-indulge.”

In fact there will be no cost to changing the ward names. Ward names are used in the election material which will be produced for next year’s election. There will be no extra cost to using longer or different ward names in this material. They are also used on our website to show people where the ward boundaries are – again it will just be a matter of typing the new names into the maps which will not involve any cost. Kane Patena Director, Strategy and Governance Wellington City Council

- Consider Virtual Gastric Banding (VGB) “Then, as we grow, experiences form habits. Maybe our parents offer us sweets or chocolate as a treat and we start to associate such things with feeling happy, content and safe. Many children have been taught to ‘clean their plate’ before they could leave the table. Others eat as though each meal is a race. These bad eating habits become more of a lifestyle choice, than a means to keep us alive and healthy.” In New Zealand, sugar addiction seems to be a very common problem. Excessive sugar is highly addictive. Happily, this problem too can readily be

overcome by hypnotherapy. Daniel rates the reverse psychology involved in dieting as also damaging. “The trouble with diets is that they focus on the negatives, like depriving ourselves, from the outset. They also accentuate an obsession with food – while they might push us to replace ‘bad’ foods with ‘good’ foods, they still have us focusing on eating all the time,” he said. “While the most successful ones might see us lose weight and achieving our weight loss goals initially, we’ll eventually fall back into our old ways.

“I often hear comments such as ‘for the first time in forty-five years, I’m no longer constantly thinking about food and I am coping with my life so much more easily, without stress’. Recently a client left a review saying that as a long time sugar addict she hadn't even sniffed chocolate since her session" says Daniel. Daniel can also help with anxiety or stress, smoking, phobias, sports performance and chronic pain. For more information, or to make a booking please contact Daniel Steadman at CapitalNtrance, Karori, Wellington. Ph: 021 203 3374.


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Three down, one to go Peter McDermott of Wadestown Toastmasters won his club’s international speech contest before going on to win the local Area Contest. (The Independent Herald, April 11, p.13.) On Saturday, he won the Divisional International Speech Contest against eight other competitors. Peter now goes on to compete against seven other top Toastmasters at the national conference in Auckland on Saturday May 5. The winner of this contest goes to the US to compete against some of the best public speakers in the rest of the world. On Saturday, Peter had the audience enthralled with his speech of how he had suffered a horrendous accident when learning to fly a light plane. He was left with life-threatening injuries which he carries today. But, Peter told his audience, if he had the chance to go back in time to prevent the accident, he wouldn’t. He leads a fulfilling life with family, friends and work and he would not like to risk throwing that away. Divisional International speech contest winner Peter McDermott from His final question to the audience Wadestown Toastmasters is going on to compete in the national finals in May. PHOTO: Supplied was a challenge: ‘Would you?’

Quake buildings go to landfill as port rubble gets recycled

An excavator at Wellington’s port works on rubble set to be crushed for recycling. PHOTO: Jamie Adams By Jamie Adams

Wellington City Council says recycling earthquake-damaged material is no simple feat, despite such a project being undertaken at the port. Media reported last week that a private landfill in Happy Valley was close to being full as a result of tonnes of rubble being transported there following demolition of several central-city buildings. However the same cannot be said about demolition work being done at Centreport, which was badly affected by both the 2013 and 2016 earthquakes. Centreport communications manager John Tulloch confirms that “a substantial amount” of steel, asphalt and concrete excavated from the port is being recycled with the help of R4 Recycling. “We are running two concrete crushing machines with the resulting material being utilised for various purposes such as building land resilience,” John says. Another company, Dixon and Dunlop, transports crushed material to compact it into the ground at the Statistics House site, where land had been cleared down to two metres below the surface following the

building’s deconstruction. “Steel from deconstruction isn’t being used at the port, but being sent to a recycling facility off-site.” WCC chief resilience officer Mike Mendonca says where a building is demolished the owner decides what happens to the material, often with input from insurers. “The Council doesn’t own it or get to make the decisions, unless it happens to be a Council building,” he says. “Sometimes owners will recycle some of the materials, such as good timber and steel, and concrete where it can be crushed and reused close by.” However much of the material isn’t economic to recycle - or in the case of asbestos, cannot be recycled - so ends up in landfills, “which are perfectly acceptable as long as they follow rules”, Mike says. “In Wellington we’ve often placed fill into steep gullies and ended up using them as sports fields. Ian Galloway Park is probably the most well-known.” Mike notes that generally material will be recycled if it is of value and can be easily salvaged, but often everything is mixed up and very difficult to sort, as was the case with the Christchurch demolitions.

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Welcome to Independent Herald’s - Women in Business Feature where we shine the light on local women in business

Name: Samantha Gadd Occupation: Managing Director, Humankind; Director, Kin

Name: Rachel Dudfield Occupation: Postnatal Home Helper, Marriage Celebrant and Antenatal Childbirth Educator

What does your role entail? Every day is different but generally my role is a mix of leadership, strategy, culture, brand, sales, and finance - supporting my team to be the best they can be for our clients. I have the privilege of learning about other organisations every week, seeing how we might be able to help them create awesome employee experiences. I love it!

What has been your biggest achievement? Aside from my three beautiful boys? Probably being named fastest growing services business in the 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 and launching Kin, sister company to Humankind in October last year.

What do you love about what you do? I love providing meaningful employment opportunities to others while helping grow the best workplaces in New Zealand. The people we have attracted to work at Humankind seriously make me feel very proud.

How do you define success? Getting to do what you love every day, being in control of your own destiny and having people you love to share that with.

What do you do in your downtime? I have three boys so there is no such thing as downtime! Time with my family, especially outdoors is what helps me to relax.

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest? My purpose is helping people to love what they do. What sets me apart is my relentless passion for building a purpose led business, brand, offering and workplace. www.humankind.nz

Name: Sensei Patricia Reilly Occupation: Managing Director of Patricia Reilly Rembuden What does your role entail? Making the benefits of karate accessible to all levels of the community from preschool onwards. Ranging from traditional karate and self defence to 30-minute Get Fit Fast classes; Kardiopower and Strengthen&Tone.

What has been your biggest achievement? Being awarded back to back Prime Minister’s Scholarships to perfect my karate in Okinawa. This added depth to my karate and cemented my skills as a National Coach for Karate NZ.

What do you love about what you do? I love identifying people’s potential and inspiring them to improve their own body intelligence. Karate teaches breathing and muscular control, mindfulness and self discipline through focused movement.

What does your role entail? I run a home care business targeted to new parents, I teach antenatal classes, and I’m a registered marriage celebrant.

What has been your biggest achievement? Earning my Diploma in Childbirth Education. I studied part time for 3 years, attended 5 births, 3 sets of antenatal classes, and two workshops, all while being a stay at home Mum with two preschoolers and running my Household Angels cleaning business.

What do you love about what you do? I love going into a home with a newborn and taking some of the work off the parents. I also get a buzz from teaching my antenatal classes in Johnsonville, and creating uniquely personal marriage ceremonies for couples.

How do you define success? For me success is people thanking me for my ceremonies and classes. It’s having new Mums attend my coffee group, having them welcomed by the regulars, and knowing I’ve created a sense of community.

What do you do in your downtime? My main focus is being there for my two daughters. I’m a stay at home Mum first, and my paid work fits in around my kids. I also have a lovely husband who is a huge support and likes to see me occasionally!

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest? When I offer postnatal home help I’m not just cleaning the house. I’m there to listen to parents, support with feeding, settle the baby, and get some order and balance into the home. If you want more information or to purchase one of my vouchers as a gift, take a look at my website at householdangels.co.nz

Name: Katie Underwood Occupation: Residential Sales Person. What does your role entail? Where to start! My job is so varied and much more than anyone would probably envisage. One minute I can be signing up to list a house for sale and the next minute I can be rescuing a vendor who has locked themselves out and I have the only key. The Licensed under the REAA 2008 job doesn’t start or finish with a sale and purchase agreement, it involves a lot of hard work and problem solving before and after that. Liaising with photographers, home stagers, builders, lawyers, painters, cleaners, brokers, tenants, property managers, relatives, buyers, pets, local agencies and neighbours is all part of the job. My key relationship is with vendors and doing the absolute best for them. I provide regular honest feedback to ensure a stress free experience. Buying a house can be overwhelming. I make sure buyers receive as much information as possible so they can make an informed decision and be thrilled with their purchase.

What has been your biggest achievement?

How do you define success?

At work, celebrating 10 successful years in the business with about half of my work from referrals. Out of work, it is biking the Tour Aotearoa for the second time!

Success through diligence is always rewarding especially when students achieve medal status. However, small gains such as finally perfecting a technique is equally satisfying when you see students experience personal growth with hard work over time.

What do you love about what you do?

What do you do in your downtime? I work on my other business Fitness Move to get people moving in the corporate sphere to improve productivity and wellbeing. At home I love relaxing with my family and watching a fab episode of ‘Gilmore Girls’ with a nice glass of bubbles in hand!

Every day is different. I love it when everyone involved in a deal is happy with the result. The look on buyers faces when I give them the keys to their new home is so satisfying.

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest? I always aim for the most effective marketing strategy for each property. All my listings have their own website and an advanced intevrnet marketing programme.

What is your unique selling point that sets you apart from the rest?

How do you define success?

Being a female 5th Dan (black belt) with 35 years of experience in karate and almost 20 years as a secondary school teacher, I understand how to bring out the best in my students.

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Owner of Stella’s Creations Stella Vine, in the Johnsonville Mall shop with staff member Rhonda Taylor

WCC executives, potential tenants in a repurposed complex, community and church leaders, plus a number of architectural and historic building experts, visited the Karori Campus on November 20 2017. The photo shows Councillor Simon Woolf inspecting the sculpture in the Quad with visit organiser Richard Bentley in the background. Photo supplied.

Richard Bentley, one of the leaders of the Karori Campus Group, says there are still unanswered questions from Ryman Healthcare about the future of the site. He says, however, that while there have been preliminary discussions with the Wellington City Council, Ryman have also told the sports clubs using the campus that they are “good to go” for the rest of 2018 at least. He adds that since Heritage NZ have presented their draft report on the campus buildings, making it clear that they should be ‘listed’, that would normally be followed by the council entering the buildings into the district plan. Then a formal consent would be required from the council for alterations to them, or their demolition. Richard says there are now three questions to be addressed, including the

long term solution to the provision of new courts for junior netball and tennis and for practice wickets for junior cricket. He also asks what the future of the campus buildings is. “Especially the Allen Ward VC Hall, given the increasing support from Heritage NZ and the architectural community to save them?” “And how far is Ryman willing to go to accommodate the original aspirations of the community to develop a health hub and a community and commercial centre on the site?” He says the group is concerned the WCC doesn’t seem to be interested in the economic development of the suburbs. “This is reflected in their disinterest in the campus redevelopment ideas we tabled last year, and it may influence their discussions with Ryman on how the site could be developed.”

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Stella Vine set up Stella’s Creations in Johnsonville Mall just before Christmas. It is the second specialty shop she has opened after having run her first in Porirua for 13 years. “So we’re well established,” she says. Further expansion has followed with a third shop newly opened in Kilbirnie. It all takes what is fortunately a well-honed ability to multi-task. “I love what I do,” she says. “And I’m very passionate about my business.” Stella’s specialty products and services are different to those offered in chain stores and she is particularly proud of the gourmet fudge which is virtually walking out the door as fast as she and the team in Porirua can make it. “It’s super wonderful,” confirms shop

assistant Rhonda Taylor. Stella won’t be drawn on where she got the recipes for the creamy and delicious confections (“You’d have to pay a lot of money for that!”) but you can buy it in single pieces after a quick taste to make sure it’s what you want, or in a box of four - pay for three, get four. “It’s great to add a little treat at the end of your shopping experience,” she says. A big drawcard is the custom picture framing, done by a team of three highly skilled framers working behind the scenes. Stella does some of that work and she says it is a special service. “ I feel privileged to be allowed to create peoples special memories into something they can hang on their walls and treasure.” PBA


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OUT&about Lions put fun into fundraising Ballentynes Central hosted an event for the Johnsonville Lions on April 20 to raise funds for the Life Flight Trust. Five lady Lions modelled Ballentynes’ latest range of winter garments, raising over $1200 from ticket sales and raffles. The show presented ideas on how the garments could be put together to match a woman’s personal style and was an enjoyable way of raising funds for the community. Judy Marbeck, Lions’ Director, Youth and Community Committee said that sixty-four people had attended and the money raised will go towards two helicopter rescue flights. Michelle Neville, manager of Ballentynes Fashion Central was compere. She explained that finding ways to raise money for clubs or societies can be a hard and often thankless task. “We hold and help to organise ‘Find Your Beautiful Fashion’ events and were proud to support Johnsonville Lions in their efforts,” she said.

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Repairs after main burst Ignoring seatbelts serious problem

Last week’s work in Broderick Road caused some frustration to motorists as GNS Civil contractors reinstated the large patch where there was a spectacular water main burst last month. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

People in rural areas, driving for work and the elderly were some of the surprising groups new research has found to be dying in road crashes when not wearing seatbelts. The AA Research Foundation led a project in partnership with the Ministry of Transport, NZ Police, NZ Transport Agency and ACC to look in depth at 200 deaths where people were not buckled up, and also examine the offence history of people caught not wearing a seatbelt. “We found that along with the young, risky drivers, the other common groups were people in

rural areas, people driving for work, the elderly and tourists,” says AA Research Manager Simon Douglas. Other key findings were that on average over the last decade, 26 percent of vehicle occupants who died in crashes were not wearing a seatbelt, 83.5 percent of deaths where someone wasn’t wearing a seatbelt occurred on rural roads, 53.5 percent of unrestrained deaths involved alcohol, 36.5 percent of unrestrained deaths involved fatigue and 58 percent of people caught by police not wearing a seatbelt have at least one previous seatbelt offence

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SPORT

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Massive mid-winter marathon heading here By Glenise Dreaver

Until April 30, Earlybird entries are open for the Wellington Urban Ultra 2K (WUU2K) endurance event, a 43km mid-winter marathon, 62km Ultra, and Team relay run. It starts from Woodmancote Road in Khandallah and moves from there up Mt Kaukau then continues over many of Wellington’s

highest peaks, scenic views, and tricky terrain. (The ‘2k’ stands for the elevation over the 43km race, which is closer to 3k for the 62km option.) Race weekend is held from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15. Race director and creator Gareth Thomas has 130 entries already with a limit of 300. “There’s always a big rush just before the early

bird entry cut off date,” he says. He says that after Kaukau, runners move along the Skyline towards Makara Road, then take in the Makara Mountain Bike Park, up to Wrights Hill, and past Zealandia to the wind turbine. They move along the top to Redrocks with Marathon runners heading down the Tip Track. Ultra-runners must run an up-and-back of this trail after the Owhiro Bay leg. Both races will finish at the Mount Victoria lookout. Gareth says the fastest time recorded in the event’s almost three year history is Sam McCutcheon’s 5hr 16m for the 62k event, with most competitors averaging 8-10 hours, “The longest time is 11 hours 56,” he says. The race will be run in all weather. “Only if I am advised not to let the race

go ahead because of extreme weather conditions will I cancel the event.” He advocates plenty of hill training and reminds would-be competitors that they are going to be on their feet for long periods of time. Race registration will be held at CQ Hotel on Cuba Street, Wellington on Friday July 13. “These are compulsory and competitors must be at one or the other,” he says. Saturday July 14 is race day, with the 62km Ultra runners/Relay Teams starting at 6.30am. Competitors have to be on the bus outside CQ at 5.30am. “Sharp” says Gareth. The 43km Marathon runners start an hour later at 7.30am and their bus leaves CQ at 6.30am. Sunday July 15 is set aside for the prize giving.

LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: • Premier (Swindale Shield)

Poneke beat Johnsonville 25-15 Northern United beat Tawa 27-14

• Premier Reserve (Harper Lock Shield)

Northern United beat Tawa 46-15 Poneke beat Johnsonville 67-12

• Les Mills Under 21 (Paris Memorial Trophy)

• Reserve Grade (Mike Copeland Trophy)

• Les Mills Under 21 (JRD Cup)

Poneke beat OBU Black 31-15 Johnsonville beat Wellington FC 63-0 Avalon beat Old Boys University 48-24

Making quay safer for cyclists Cr Sarah Free, the Wellington City Council’s portfolio leader for walking, cycling and public transport, says it is very clear that more needs to be done to make Thorndon Quay safer for people on bikes. One step came last week when the council’s City Strategy Committee last week agreed to replace angle parking on Thorndon Quay between Davis and Mulgrave streets with parallel parking to make room for on-road bike lanes on each side of the road. The painted traffic-side lanes are seen as an interim solution to make this stretch a little safer, and can be put in later this year at very little cost when the road is resealed. The corridor between Kaiwharawhara and the city centre is also being considered as part of the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project and there is a desire to make sure any additional improvements for people on bikes are well integrated with any other transport

and urban design changes proposed for the area. Sarah says she would have liked to have seen more done. “But sometimes you have to do things incrementally, and this change will be a small improvement. It will provide cycle lanes on a section where there are none at the moment, and these will link in well with the lanes in Bunny Street and those planned for part of Featherston Street. “I very much hope we will be having conversations within the next 12 months about more substantial improvements.” Parking time limits in the area will also be changed from 10 hours to six hours, rather than the two-hour limit originally proposed. The next stage is to complete the detailed planning and design and to conduct independent safety audits. Work is expected to start in late 2018.

• 85kg Restricted

• Women (Rebecca Liua’ana Trophy)

Northern United beat Tawa 59-31

PHOTOS: Supplied

Old Boys University beat Marist St Pats 31-17 Petone beat Tawa 71-0 Tawa beat Hutt Old Boys Marist 33-21 Johnsonville beat Marist St Pats 41-19 Western Suburbs beat OBU Bunnies 17-13

Northern United beat OBU 53-31

ABOVE: Gareth Thomas, at left, with race co-designer Stu Milne. LEFT: The marathon route.

• First Grade (Thompson Memorial Cup)

Upper Hutt Thirsty Rams beat OBU Righteous Bros 69-19 Poneke Ruffnuts beat Johnsonville 39-19 Western Suburbs beat OBU 69ers 31-7 Upper Hutt Pirates beat OBU Pink Ginners 46-5 Upper Hutt J8’s beat OBU Teddy Bears 26-14

Sports talk

with Jacob Page

These Warriors are for real As the Warriors bandwagon gains more and more fans, some “diehard” fans aren’t overly impressed. The historically under-performing Kiwi NRL franchise has won six of their seven games to start the 2018 campaign. The results have seen many people who had turned their backs on the franchise during multiple years of misery, return to waving the Warriors flag. The franchise has often been an easy social media target during down years due to their perceived abundance of quality players but lack of substance on the field in past seasons. While seven games of a 24-game regular season is a relatively small sample size, the 20-12 win over previously undefeated St George-Illawarra Dragons shows this team is for real. People love a winning team, that’s only natural. Fans who stayed loyal should be commended for that but those who said enough should also receive some credit for demanding change and

saying “no more”. Change can only be created by not accepting years of poor performance. The win over the Dragons was most un-Warrior like. Stephen Kearney’s men had unwavering defence, the ability to win the crucial moments of the game and respond by scoring points late in the second half. These Warriors are for real, no longer the unfit, under-performing, enigmatic rabble that made them almost impossible to support. The Warriors may not win the competition but rest assured the Aussie pundits claiming they would get the wooden spoon should start eating their humble pie now. This team will make the playoffs and should be in the top four when the playoffs begin. The Warriors should welcome every past, present and future fan into the fold. They have always been one of the most well-followed teams in the competition and this is the year they should repay the faith many have held since the club’s debut in 1995.


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