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By Glenise Dreaver

Subject to agreement from the local community, Makara Model School will soon be reunited with its original schoolhouse, reputedly 146 years old. It has stood alone on a nearby reserve since

the early 1970s. Wellington City Council’s City Strategy Committee has voted to gift the schoolhouse to the school, which is in desperate need of more space due to a rapidly-growing roll. Continued on page 2.

Makara School Principal Gail Dewar with Rosie the dog, Wellington city councillor Andy Foster and the chairperson of the Makara-Ohariu Community Board Christine Grace, enjoy the sight of Makara schoolchildren playing outside the Old Makara Schoolhouse. Leading the race is Moya Ganseman just ahead of Michael Bannister, and Kyson Ward. PHOTO supplied.

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Big boost for Makara School Continued from page 1. The Makara-Ohariu Community Board, which has brokered the deal, will now be consulting on it. It is proposed the building be trucked from its South Makara Road site to the Model School site in nearby Makara Road next summer and be ready for use in the 2019 school year. School Principal Gail Dewar is ecstatic. “Our school is bursting at the seams,” she says. They have approximately 70 students but only two classrooms. As well as classroom space this move will, she says, let them retain their library. “And maybe even have space for assemblies.” Now the school and community must raise an estimated $80,000 to pay the costs of relocation and refurbishment. That’s considerably cheaper than a new build, or moving a building over the hill to Makara. Community Board chair Christine Grace, who proposed the idea, hopes for community support. She says the schoolhouse is tucked away up a long driveway and not many people even know about it. Councillor Andy Foster says this is a “win, win, win, win solution. Perfect recycling really!” He adds that the council had been looking for a tenant for several years. Makara Playgroup has been using it on a month by month basis, but that arrangement would have ended shortly. He says the council’s property team has been “fantastic”. “They responded really quickly and positively. It took only a month from the idea to Council approval.”

Makara School too small for its current role. PHOTO: Supplied.

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Johnsonville residents should prepare to be on their own for up to seven days after a significant disaster. That was the clear message given to 16 local people at an initial meeting on June 12, called to discuss an emergency plan for the suburb. Kerry McSaveney, Community Adviser for the Wellington Regional Emergency Management Office [WREMO] stressed that early planning is vital. Local resident Stephen Cook, who initiated the response planning, says he was pleased with the range of information recorded about assets and vul-

nerabilities within the suburb. “However I am disappointed that only 16 residents attended, notwithstanding the good discussions. “We need more Johnsonville residents at our next meeting on June 26.” “That will confirm work already done and agree how the information gained can be used in a practical way to get Johnsonville up and running again.” A key message about the seven days - or more - before any official contact is made was confirmed by attendees who had lived in, or been involved with, the Christchurch

earthquakes. Kerry advises that we should look after ourselves, check on neighbours and our local street, and then if you are available and safe, go to the local emergency hub to provide wider assistance. The Johnsonville emergency hubs are at West Park and Johnsonville Schools and Kerry says the plans developed at the meetings will be available at those hubs. “You can also look at them on line at WREMO when they are completed.” The June 26 meeting, at 7pm in the Johnsonville Community Centre, will look at finding practical solutions to the critical needs of our community and

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inbrief news Use for spare fabric The Churton Park Boomerang Bags group can make spare fabric into fabric bags. These will eventually be given out free to the community to use as an alternative to the dreaded plastic bag. They are accepting old curtains, old sheets and pieces of unused fabric. You can drop items off at the Churton Park community centre, Monday to Friday 10 am - 2 pm.

Top documentaries Three New Zealand documentaries have been added to the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) line-up for 2018. Celia, a documentary tribute to Celia Lashlie by former current affairs journalist Amanda Millar, and She Shears, the debut documentary by Jack Nicol about women competing for world titles in the male-dominated industry of sheep shearing, are confirmed to have their world premieres at NZIFF. The New Zealand premiere of Dog’s Best Friend by director Eryn Wilson will screen in Auckland and Wellington. It is set at an Australian animal rehabilitation centre, proving you can actually watch a bad dog turn good.

National transport ticket Ken Gurney, service manager of Johnsonville’ Citizen’s Advice Bureau, with volunteers Val Manley, left and Colleen Cook, in front of the group’s comprehensive collection of information booklets. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver By Glenise Dreaver

Ken Gurney, Johnsonville Citizen’s Advice Bureau manager is, after a “challenging” couple of weeks, able to welcome the furore following Wellington City Council’s original decision of May 31 to withdraw funding from the five city branches. The intention was to give the CAB’s six months of funding for regrouping and replacing branches with mobile facilities.

The level of public support for the service as it stands has been says Ken, “Incredible. Unbelievable.” The online petition went “berserk’ with 5000 petitioners offering support. Some “show and tell” to councillors and parliamentarians means their work is now better understood and Mayor Justin Lester has announced that WCC will partner with CAB for the next three years. The Johnsonville branch is Wellington’s biggest, with 48 trained volunteers fielding

some 600 enquiries a month Twice a year, Ken spends a day a week for seven weeks with all new CAB volunteers in the Wellington area - taking them through an induction course, followed by three months of probation. Ken says issues surrounding employment, tenancy, budgeting, separation, immigration and the ever-present disputes with neighbours are just some of their work. They must also deal with distraught clients with major life problems, and

know when to bring in specialists. He understands WCC’s funding issues, pointing out that some government departments refer clients to them. “We’re regularly doing their work for them and some of our funding should reflect that.” Ken is unsure why councils throughout the country have, at the same time, pulled funding from CAB’s though Auckland, he says, is an exception, embracing them in their strategic planning.

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inbrief news Smoke alarms pulled All major DIY stores have agreed to stop selling ionisation smoke alarms following a request from Consumer NZ. A recent test of smoke alarms found those alarms performed so poorly that Consumer NZ called for retailers to pull them from their shelves. Mitre10 and Hammer Hardware said they will cease selling the alarms immediately. PlaceMakers said they would “exit the balance of our ionisation alarms, which we anticipate will be completed within a matter of weeks”. Bunnings Warehouse said they would sell through their ionisation smoke alarm stock and no longer sell that product.

Fund celebrates suffrage People across Aotearoa New Zealand will, from tomorrow, be able to apply for funding to celebrate 125 years of voting for women. The Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, yesterday launched the $300,000 contestable fund at He Tohu – National Library, in front of the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. “This funding will allow community groups to celebrate women who have led the way for women’s rights. A particular focus will be recognising Māori, Pacific and women of diverse cultures.  “I encourage all New Zealanders to think of projects, big and small, to put forward that tells the story of women’s continuing campaign for equality,” Ms Genter said. For more information and to apply visit

140 years of education Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Karori is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year. The primary school celebration is being held on Thursday June 21. The children will play old style games and the cake will be cut at 10am.

Plunket problem solving in Karori By Glenise Dreaver

Severa l execut ive tea m members from the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society were on hand last Thursday for a

workshop session in Karori. It was one in a series of community consultation meetings being run along with an online survey. The aim is to identify and dis-

Karori Plunket workshop participants, from left: Sian Macfadyen with Plunket‘s chief commercial officer and Karori resident Duncan Scott, Lisa Marsh, Vanessa Kirkham and Heather Baldwin. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

Former Mayor Celia Wade-Brown planted two heritage chestnut trees at the historic Halfway House over the weekend before last, continuing her support for the historic Glenside Reserve. “Celia was instrumental in obtaining Council commitment to fund the house renovation,” said Claire Bibby, president of the Glenside Progressive Association and leader of the Heritage Gardeners. “She also kick-started our heritage garden by contributing a mayoral grant, which has enabled our volunteers to purchase shrubs and trees of the Victorian era. It was great to get her back to plant these trees.” Celia’s visit was her first since the house was renovated. After planting a red flowering and pink flowering chestnut, she joined locals for afternoon tea at the house. “The site is a tribute to the locals’ hard work in saving the house, furnishing it and now replanting the garden,” says Celia.

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School visit by ‘Minister of New Stuff’ By Glenise Dreaver

The game coding club, Gamefroot, at Newlands Intermediate School, is proving to be a big hit. So much so that on Monday afternoon last week, the twenty children working on creating their own games were visited by

a Minister of the Crown. “I’m the Minister of New Stuff,” said Claire Curran (in reality the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media) “and you’re creating new stuff.” Just four of the children were girls and Gamefroot co-ordinator Dan Milward says the next step,

for next term, is to increase participation by setting up a gaming club called Girls for Gaming. Dan, a game designer by profession, is an ex-student of Newlands College and now runs Gamepro, which he describes as a Kiwi-designed and made platform from which the children can work.

He says they are looking at ways for other schools within the region to have access to their own Gamefroot coding clubs too. “The principals and senior staff in the region that I have discussed the club with can see the creation of their own coding club as a way to involve both students and teachers in understanding,

and getting excited about, the new digital technologies curriculum. And he says, the creation of a coding club has been a great way to upskill teacher capability. “Gamefroot loves helping Kiwi kids to become the next generation of game developers, tech ninjas and game design rock stars.”



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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Q: The new WCC transport policy means children no longer must stand for adults. Is that OK?

Ali Heppell, Ngaio “I taught my children to stand up. We fight as parents to bring them up properly….”

Samantha Dyke, Porirua “It depends… if someone was injured or elderly they should.”

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Tree planting season starts

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June 8 was Arbor Day, marked annually near the start of the planting season. On Wednesday June 6, Wellington City Council started the season by holding a planting bee at Melksham Drive in Churton Park. In classic Wellington weather of 9°C, facing the wind and the rain, 11 seven to ten-year-olds from the Enviro group at Johnsonville School learnt how to plant trees. Along with teachers Diane Bloomfield and Misty Olney, three WCC councillors and local MP Greg O’Connor, they were undeterred by the weather. The Churton Park planting is being done on a former pastoral farm which is being transformed into what will one day be an important recreational and nature reserve. The children had earlier been prepared by watching an educational video Plant like a Ninja to prepare them. Most of the day’s target of 2000 trees were planted by staff, but despite the weather, the children did have some hands-on experience themselves.

These children from Johnsonville school cheerfully braved wind and rain to take part in a WCC tree planting “bee” on Wednesday June 6. Supporting them were northern ward councillors and MP Greg O’Connor. From back left are Malcolm Sparrow, Greg O’Connor, Peter Gilberd and deputy Mayor Jill Day. The children, from left, are: Summer Whitta, Benny Garrett-Watson, Emily Anderson, Julia Dudfield, and Madison Lynch. PHOTO supplied

A newly-released survey of Wellington residents shows 63 percent support for light rail to the airport via Newtown, with 13 percent opposed. Sixt y two percent support bus rapid transit on major routes with 7 percent opposed. Aga i n , 62 p e r c e nt support an extra Mt Victoria tunnel, with separate cycling and walking lanes, with 9 percent opposed. There is 57 percent support for dedicated public transport lanes on the Golden Mile Eleven percent recorded opposition to that. Fifty six percent of Wellingtonians support a tunnel under Te Aro for State Highway 1 traffic with 11 percent opposed and 53 percent

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support a tunnel under the Basin Reserve with 11 percent opposed. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says the single biggest thing respondents wanted is improved public transport. “There is most support for light rail to the airport and bus rapid transit, which shows people want other options than cars,” he says. He noted the strong support for a second Mt Victor ia t un nel and a Te Aro tunnel, but also support for a second Terrace tunnel (49 percent support, 15 percent opposed). “People want an arterial route that takes traffic off Vivian Street and Karo Drive and out of the heart of the city.”

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Matariki at Parliament On Sunday June 24, parliamentary Speaker Trevor Mallard says Parliament will acknowledge the rising of Matariki, the stars also known as the Pleiades, which symbolises the start of a new year and new life. Highlights include story-telling and four art sessions at which children can make a Matariki headband, or a star torch so they can shine the seven stars of Matariki on their wall. Bookings are required. Contact with the number of children attending and the preferred session time.

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When it is Wet-Wet-Wet! In winter it’s hard to give our dogs all the exercise and stimulation they need every day. Gloomy weather makes outings less appealing. So, as well as options like Kongs and Puzzle balls, we break out the recycling. Economical and easy these satisfy those needs - but with less mud! • Empty cardboard toilet, gladwrap or paper-towel rolls – perhaps spiced with a smear of Vegemite or peanut butter. • Leftover milk, soda, and water bottles (lids removed) – made more enticing with a scatter of dry kibble inside.

• Any sealed empty cardboard boxes – destroyed with plenty of lots of energy and only a little noise. • Some meat trays from the supermarket make great lick plates with a little mince left on and in the cracks. When all done it takes just a short time to restore the kitchen to order, but the reduction of “canine cabin fever” makes this so worthwhile.

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Flappers with escort, from left: Chorus member Genevieve Woolf, Simone Lenora (Mrs McKee) Ava Lawrence (Gangster Wolfsheim) and Eden Vaatstra (Myrtle Wilson). PHOTO Glenise Dreaver By Glenise Dreaver

St Mary’s College hall will soon resound to the music and style of the roaring 1920’s, when the Charleston was hot and gangsters and flappers ruled. Ken Duncan’s Kiwi adaption of the tragi-comic musical The Great Gatsby is in rehearsal at St Mary’s College with a cast of 28 and a strong back-up crew giving their all. Auditions were held for male roles

and the lead role of Jay Gatbsy went to Daniel Stockton of Wellington College. Year 11 students Hinemoa Tucker and Dorothy-Anne Harris are in charge of wardrobe and have, says director Sha Wray, spent every lunch time since the start of the year making the costumes. “And they took them home sometimes.” Although there are 28 cast members some students are taking two roles so the final number of

costumes is, she says, far greater than 28. Glamour is important, but so is sustainability and Sha estimates that 98 percent of the costumes are upcycled.  The Great Gatsby runs in the school hall from 7pm on Wednesday June 27 to Saturday June 30. Tickets are available from the school office at a cost of $15 for adults and $10 for students.

Karori man honoured: ONZM Graeme Titcombe, current President of the Rotary Club of Karori, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for services to the home support sector and the community. Graeme had an extensive career in the electrical and electronic manufacturing and service industries in New Zealand and Australia before becoming CEO of Access Home Health, now Access Community Health. ACH is a provider of home-based health and disability services owned by Rural Women New Zealand. He was CEO from 1999 until 2015 during which time he led the consolidation of a range of rural support services into a national service and oversaw significant growth in those services in New Zealand. He was also president of the New Zealand Home Health Association from 2001-2006.

Graeme Titcombe, ONZM. PHOTO: Supplied.

Within the Karori community in Wellington, Graeme was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Karori in 1982. He has been president twice, and is a Paul Harris Fellow with sapphire. He has been Treasurer of the

Rotary Karori Sanctuary Discovery Area, chair of the Karori Community Businesses since 2007, a founding trustee of the Karori Community Hall Trust, and provides accounting services for the Marsden Day Care Trust.


Greg O’Connor

MP for Ōhāriu Authorised by Greg O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

I experienced one of those nice moments in politics recently when one of my Ōhāriu constituents approached me to say what a lovely surprise it was to receive a letter telling her she would receive the Winter Energy Payment introduced by our government this year. It will make a difference to her life and being able to stay warm at home will reduce the chance of her getting sick. It was good to get that feedback. This is why I entered politics; to make a difference. The fact many families will also receive a boost to their income from the Working For Families package, which, like the Winter Energy Payment, kicks in next month, is another way we are ensuring a fairer deal for New Zealanders. Naturally the opposition will continue their negative attacks but I’m confident Kiwis are smart enough to see the short and long term benefits to our country of giving everyone a fair go. I accompanied two Cabinet Ministers on visits to local schools last week. Ministers Clare Curran and Tracey Martin got a good feel for education issues at Newlands Intermediate and Johnsonville School respectively. A big advantage of being in Government is having access to

decision makers, and of course to show off the electorate. Back in Parliament, our select committees are hearing from Cabinet Ministers about how the money allocated in the budget is to be spent. This is the machinery of Government where, despite all the noise being generated through the media, things get done. The Justice Select Committee I sit on has started hearing the 3,700 submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill. That will keep us very busy but I have excellent staff in my Johnsonville office to make sure we look after the electorate’s demands – please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a question, need some advice or have some information you’d like to share with us. My contact details are below. Volunteers are the heart and soul of most organisations I interact with in the electorate and this week is National Volunteer Week. Your work is appreciated, if not always acknowledged, by your fellow citizens and this week is a way of formally recognising your efforts. On behalf of the Government and the recipients of your good work, thank you. And of course, at the time of writing this, we await baby news!

You can contact my office on 04 478 3332 or email Authorised by Greg O’Connor, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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Go-ahead for trimmed-down Ten Year Plan Wellington’s Mayor and councillors have passed the 10-Year Plan and it will be formally adopted at the full Council meeting on June 27. Most Wellingtonians will welcome the news that the city’s rates increase, originally proposed at 4.5 percent, has come down to an average increase of 3.8 percent a year over the 10 years. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says the plan gives the council the mandate to move ahead on plans for resilience, housing, transport,

a sustainable economy and the creative and cultural sector. And locals will welcome the news that the proposed $1.1m grant for the Khandallah pool and park area has gone through, with the 2022 date for that giving time for the additional fundraising that will be necessary to complete the work. The Mayor says officers have worked hard to trim the fat and find alternative avenues of funding, despite increased insurance costs. “For example, the New Zealand Transport Agency has increased

its cap on funding, which means a net gain for us of about $2m a year,” he says. The long-term and annual plan committee on Wednesday agreed the council should adopt the LongTerm Annual Plan following a consultation process that attracted more than 2000 public submissions. The plan involves investing $2.31b in capital projects, with $280m to be spent on improving key transport corridors, wastewater and water infrastructure.

There will be $118.5m allocated to protect the water supply, including building 22 community water stations across Wellington. Wellington’s largest reservoir will be built under Omaroro Park in Mt Cook, designed to hold 35m litres of water. Further investing in social and affordable housing is signalled, and there is $122m allocated to partner with NZ Transport Agency and Greater Wellington Regional Council to transform Wellington’s transport infrastructure.

Plans include building light rail from the CBD to southern and eastern suburbs, prioritisation for walking and cycling, and removing arterial routes from city streets. There is $16m budgeted for such major cultural events as the World of Wearable Arts, Wellington on a Plate, the New Zealand Festival and Matariki. The $111m budgeted for cultural venues is intended to ensure their ongoing future and enhance their accessibility for artists.

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BRADLEY, John Daniel: Jun 17, 2018 KEENE, Sheila Kathleen (nee Anderson): Jun, 2018 GRAY, Vincent Richard: On 14 June 2018 peacefully at Bob Scott Petone aged 96 years. Beloved husband of Mary for 69 years. Father and father in-law of Alex and Janine, Ben and Lynne, Pamela, Jo and partner David. Loved Grandfather of Daniel, Jonathan, Georgia and Thomas. Survived by his brother Douglas. Special thanks to the wonderful staff at both Malvina Major and Bob Scott for looking after Vincent. Friends are invited to celebrate Vincent’s life at 2.30pm on Thursday 21 June at St Andrew’s, 30 The Terrace, Wellington followed by refreshments. In lieu of flowers donations to Macular Degeneration NZ may be left at the service. All messages to the Gray family C/- P O Box 30-127 Lower Hutt. Gee & Hickton FDANZ Tel 04 566 3103

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Karori Normal School C ARETAK E R Karori Normal School is seeking a fit, hardworking, self-motivated individual who is enthusiastic about keeping our environment healthy, safe and maintained to a high standard. The Caretaker is also the first contact for security or other issues after school hours. The successful applicant will have a positive attitude, initiative, strong time management and ‘people’ skills and an eye for detail. Hours of work are 7.00am to 4.00pm Monday-Friday. Police vetting and a current clean driver’s licence are essential. The position commences as soon as possible after Wednesday 20 June 2018. Applications close on Friday 22 June at 3.00pm. For more information, including a job description, regarding this position contact Conrad Kelly on 04 4767209 or email To apply please send a letter of application and CV containing the names and contact details of at least 3 referees to Conrad Kelly (Principal), Karori Normal School, Donald Street, Karori, Wellington 6012,

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Wednesday June 20, 2018



Ultramarathoner leads big team on adventure of their lives By Glenise Dreaver

On July 14, Eve Southan is running a 62k ultramarathon to raise money for the Johnsonville-based national support service, PADA, that works for those with Perinatal Anxiety and Depression. Not only that, she’s taking ten teams of three with her, mainly local runners. That’s thirty runners whose massive effort is being sponsored by friends, family and supporters through the appropriately-named Everyday Hero page. “The runners are doing 20k each for their team, and we also have a couple of runners doing the full distance,” she says. They are all training with Eve who takes a group trail running in the Wellington hills

every Sunday. “A lot of them have never done trail running or run 20k,” she says. “So it’s a really big commitment. A big effort” Eve herself did the ultra marathon last year, raising some $2700 for PADA, but hopes to raise even more this time round. She has been off-road running for about two years and the group of runners come from the Life In Motion community. Life In Motion is a community-based group fitness business offering free and low cost classes in the northern suburbs. Life In Motion has been running free Sunday group runs for about a year, which have evolved into WUU2K training for the group. “We run a section every Sunday and it’s going pretty well,” she says.

The sections get longer as they go as they prepare for the Khandallah Park to Mt Victoria event. They will start at the bottom of Mt Kaukau, go up over the Skyline, up the Trail to Brooklyn and on through Owhiro Bay to Mount Victoria. The run is an ideal way to support PADA Eve says. “There’s a big link between movement, exercise and mental health.” She also sees the chatting and laughing, the sense of community in the

groups just as important to mental health. Eve holds a diploma in Exercise Science and runs about 12 Life In Motion group fitness classes a week in the community  And If you’d like to run your own fundraising event to raise money for PADA you can either go directly to their Everyday Hero fundraising page at life-in-motion-wuu2k-teams, or contact the PADA team on 04 461 6318.

LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: Premier (Jubilee Cup) Old Boys University beat Hutt Old Boys Marist 40-22 Premier (Hardham Cup) Johnsonville Bye Premier Reserve (Ed Chaney Cup) Hutt Old Boys Marist beat Old Boys University 36-29 Premier Reserve (HD Morgan Memorial Cup) Johnsonville Bye

Under 21 (John E Kelly Memorial Cup) Old Boys University beat Hutt Old Boys Marist 19-10 Under 21 Vic Calcinai Memorial Cup Johnsonville beat Avalon 62-12 Wainuiomata beat Old Boys University 17-15 First Grade (Thompson Memorial Cup) Old Boys University beat Stokes Valley 27-19

LOCAL FOOTBALL RESULTS: Men’s CENTRAL LEAGUE Miramar Rangers v Building King Havelock North Wanderers 7-0 Wellington Olympic v Napier AFC 1-2 Wellington Utd v Lower Hutt AFC 3-3 CAPITAL PREMIER Island Bay Utd v Parapine ITM Upper Hutt City Football 1-1 CAPITAL 1 Brooklyn Northern Utd v Stop Out 4-3 COLLEGE PREMIER

Scots College v Tawa College 2-1 Rongotai College v St Pats Wellington 1-3 Wellington College v Hutt International College 1-2 Women’s PREMIER LEAGUE Brooklyn Northern Utd v Island Bay Utd 1-5 W LEAGUE Wellington Utd v Wairarapa Utd 3-3 Seatoun AFC v Western Suburbs 0-2

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Eve Southan, in training for her ultramarathon on July 14, when she will be leading some thirty runners in what will be one of the biggest challenges of their lives. PHOTO: Supplied.

Orienteering success for Wilton schoolboy

Felix Williamson of Wilton, competing in the JAFA orienteering event held at Queen’s Birthday Weekend in Auckland. PHOTO: Joseph Lynch.

Selections for the New Zealand Secondary Schools Orienteering Team were made at the JAFA orienteering competition over Queens Birthday weekend. Wilton’s Felix Williamson, a Wellington College student, was successful, being selected for the team which will compete for the Southern Cross Trophy in Adelaide as part of the Australian Championships carnival which runs from September 29 to October 7. That competition sees the New Zealand students come up against the Australian States and Territories. Felix will also compete in the National Secondary Schools Orienteering championships in Christchurch in the July school holidays.

Mediocrity can happen to the best of us The All Blacks 26-13 win over France on Saturday night would be one of the toughest watches in recent memory. So scrappy was the performance that it would be easy to say the All Blacks will play much better in future and lose. The All Blacks’ victory never felt threatened after French fullback Benjamin Fall was shown red in the 12th minute after a collision under a high kick with Beauden Barrett saw the New Zealand pivot land on his shoulder and neck. While there was zero intent from the Frenchman, by 2018 standards it is a red card, even if many fans, myself included, fear the game is getting too liberal with the send offs. With Barrett missing the rest of the game after failing his Head Injury Assessment, the game lost all its shape. Yes, the French scrambled and disrupted well to ensure the score didn’t blow out but there were also plenty of things to ponder for the men in black.

The Damien McKenzie trial as the back up option at No 10 simply didn’t work. It’s safe to say the All Blacks would have played with more structure and composure in attack with a genuine pivot like Richie Mo’unga on the reserves. The All Blacks were regularly beaten to the breakdown, often a sticking point with Sam Cane, who is an outstanding tackler but isn’t a traditional fetcher at ruck time like many No 7s before him. The Wellington crowd which turned up, and no doubt paid top dollar for the privilege, could have been rightly frustrated by the performance. Yes, a win is a win and it was comfortable but the match was dull, with poor individual skills. With the series won, expect plenty of fresh faces for the third test as the All Blacks look to find their spark. Efforts like Saturday night should be quickly forgotten from an entertainment stand-point but there are lessons which must be learned.


Wednesday June 20, 2018

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