Wednesday May 2, 2018
Emergency preparedness Northern Ward councillors will be selling 200L emergency water tanks outside Newlands New World from 11.30am to 12.30pm on
Saturday May 19. People are being encouraged to pre-order and prepay the $110 if they want us to reserve one, or more.
Otherwise, says ward councillor Malcolm Sparrow, who is the council’s portfolio leader for community resilience, there is a risk
that they might run out of stock. “That’s been known to happen.” Email malcolm.sparrow@ wcc.govt.nz to order.
Mountain bikers causing damage
Delivery for Dear David Midwives and families will march through Wellington tomorrow, Thursday May 3, celebrating International Midwives’ Day and bringing a Delivery for Dear David. That is a petition for the Minister of Health, David Clark supporting urgent funding for midwifery. “The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand College of Midwives have together produced a funding model that solves the issues .... The Government just needs to fund it, ” says Siobhan Connor, Chair of the Wellington Region of the College of Midwives. Marchers will gather at Civic Square at 11am, at 11.30am moving down Lambton Quay to Parliament arriving about noon and they will picnic there until 2pm.
Sign language positions available
By Glenise Dreaver
One local keen track walker recently reported to the Independent Herald that he is very disappointed to see the damage mountain bikers have caused on the Tinakori Hill tracks recently. He says the tracks were designed for walkers and over recent years have been used by mountain bikers. He says he has been walking the Tinakori Hill tracks to and from work for over 30 years and generally found them well maintained. “However a few weeks ago I noticed what appeared to be a new track being roughly
hacked into one of the tracks leading down to the top of Wadestown Road. “My concern was that trees and undergrowth had been left in a messy and dangerous state. I contacted the WCC Parks-Reserve people to report my concerns and to enquire if new tracks were being constructed.” He said the Parks and Reserves ranger/manager rang him and advised him that they were having problems with “pirates” hacking into our green belts bush and that this was a concern to them. “A few days later I noticed that the council had constructed barriers with netting and
Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni is encouraging people from the deaf community and New Zealand Sign Langage (NZSL) users to put themselves forward for the NZSL board. She says it is important that the board includes fluent NZSL users with the majority being deaf, reflects the deaf community and has a good balance of gender, age, ethnicity and a range of skills. Five positions are available. Another five will be open for appointment in 2019.
Damage to walking tracks and warnings ignored. PHOTOS: Supplied.
signage instructing whoever was hacking into the bush to cease their illegal activity. “A few days later the ‘pirates’ had ripped out the signs and steel stakes.” Steve Peters Senior Park Ranger at WCC confirmed that they had seen the activity and were letting people know this was inappro-
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priate. That it had happened during the school holidays, was, he said “suspicious” . “Wellington is actually a pretty small place and we already have an idea of who the culprits might be.” While it was illegal and they would prosecute if they had to, he said their first approach was to talk to people.
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Extraordinary JRC meeting The Johnsonville Rugby Club is to hold an extraordinary meeting tomorrow, Thursday May 3. It will be held at the Johnsonville Clubrooms at 7.30pm. The club is requesting that players, coaches, managers, members and supporters come together to discuss issues about player representation to maintain Premier status as a club. “It is important we stand together as one and help each other out to try and alleviate these issues that the club is currently facing,” members have been told.
Independent Herald 02-05-18