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The Minister of Education. Chris Hipkins, chose Crofton Downs School to present a $46m policy announcement last Friday. The school is one of 19 to benefit from 58 classrooms to be delivered to schools nationwide. Crofton Downs, with its current crowding issues and impending school roll growth, will receive two of the new classrooms. Continued on page 2. Crofton Downs School kapahaka group welcomed the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins, at front, accompanied by Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor, board chair Robyn McInnes and board member Emma Kelly. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver



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Crofton Downs School benefits from ministry policy Continued from page 1. There was secrecy surrounding the visit, with TV1 and the Independent Herald the only media notified and even principal Toby Stokes in the dark. “Though we were hoping the Minister was going to talk about us,” he says. They had two weeks to prepare though and the school kapahaka group was waiting at the gate to welcome the minister, escorted by Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor and two board members. Chris Hipkins made his prime-time TV1 news announcement before an assembly of senior school children, their teachers and board members. Toby said he felt they may have been selected because of the work they had done with the ministry identifying the issues of growth in an already full school. “We have young families moving in and the new Silverstream development is right in our zone. “It’s nice to know they have been listening to our concerns.”

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The board must now decide where the rooms will go. Toby expects that the successful refurbishments of their older buildings along Modern Learning Environ-

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Ground-breaking work at medical centre By Glenise Dreaver

Johnsonville Medical Centre’s successful implementation of Health Care Home, a more effective national model of primary healthcare for New Zealand, is to be recognised tomorrow by a visit from the Minister of Health Dr David Clark. He is acknowledging the 16 practices that have achieved Health Care Home certification, and Johnsonville was

one of the first to reach the milestone. The initiative, funded jointly by Capital and Coast District Health Board and Tu Ora Compass Health Public Health Organisation, has, says the centre’s business manager Rob Stewart, already made huge differences that are “really tangible” to patients. “Patients ring in the morning needing to be seen but after talking to a doctor on the phone, they can make a plan.

“Quite a few of them don’t actually need to come in and that’s so much more time and cost efficient for all,” he says. Better use of space, and the provision of dedicated staff, has cut their ratio of lost calls by 80 per cent, and the average answer time down to just 13 seconds. Standardisation of the layout of doctors’ rooms has also enabled them to work with less interruption, and the creation of new roles in the practice is

helping nurses to spend more time with patients, Rob says. He adds that these are just some of a raft of changes at the practice, and not only are the efficiencies reflected there, but a lower number of patients are having to go to Emergency Departments for treatment. ‘The success of Health Care Home comes down to the commitment of our team to change the way we work, with a focus on each patient’s experience across the health system.’

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Prolific local author breaks new ground with book By Glenise Dreaver

Kevin Boon of Johnsonville has written numerous books. “Well over one hundred” he says. That’s not boasting, just a fact. Most of his writing is for children and teenagers and his books and series are found in libraries country-wide, especially school libraries. In 2006, he won the prestigious New Zealand Library Association’s ‘Elsie Locke’ award for his series Developments in New Zealand History. Kevin is pleased with his recently-published novel Toby’s Endeavour Voyage. Kevin gets into the skin of an imaginary cabin boy and relates his eye-witness adventures on Captain Cook’s voyage aboard the Endeavour, a style often called ‘creative non-fiction’. London publisher Olympia Publishing accepted his book from among many and Kevin says this means access to international markets where Cook is “big”. That includes Australia, Britain and the Pacific Islands. “So they printed over 2000 copies.” Big runs like that are too risky in new Zealand alone, with the school library market now virtually “non-existent” and independent bookshops fast disappearing. “I read that over 400 schools no longer have school libraries,” he says. Kevin has also written plays for adults and scripts for radio and television, including the popular serial Close to Home. He long combined writing with teaching at numerous schools in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. He was also principal


inbrief news Performance of requiem Wellington chamber choir Nota Bene will be presenting what a spokesperson describes as one of the loveliest and most moving Requiems in the repertoire. Fauré originally composed his celebrated Requiem for a small group of instruments. Nota Bene will explore this version with the musicians of the Chiesa Ensemble which is smaller in scale than the full-orchestra version but no less powerful for that. It has Puccini’s eloquent but very short Requiem set alongside it. The ensemble will also perform Purcell’s Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary. Their concert will be held at 3pm, Sunday July 8 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, in Wellington. Tickets are $30/$20 and children free and are available from Eventfinda and at the door.

Trees for babies To celebrate the arrival of the Prime Minister’s new baby, conservation charity Trees That Count has launched Trees for Kiwi Babies - a gifting registry to acknowledge the birth of every Kiwi baby born in 2018. Donations to Trees for Kiwi Babies will go towards community native tree planting projects to be planted during Matariki 2019. Trees That Count will work with community planting groups throughout New Zealand to identify planting locations and will invite Kiwi parents and their babies born in 2018, who will then be turning one, to come along and plant a native tree.

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Kevin Boon, with his new book and just some of his other work. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver.

at Cardinal McKeefry and Bellevue schools, retiring in 2003. One of his recent - and special – books covers a gap spotted by his late wife Margaret, a volunteer at Katherine Mansfield’s Birthplace. She often regretted the inacces-

sibility of Katherine’s work for young people, so Kevin produced a child-friendly version of The Dolls’ House, with larger print and the help of an excellent illustrator. “That was done in Margaret’s memory,” he says. More ideas are bubbling.

Toby may be followed by another cabin boy on The Victory with Admiral Lord Nelson at Trafalgar. There could well be a book about Katherine’s father, Sir Harold Beauchamp. “So there is little chance of me becoming bored.” he said.

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inbrief news Ambitious talks with EU Last Thursday in Wellington, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström and New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker officially launched negotiations for an ambitious trade agreement. The negotiations will aim at removing barriers to trade in goods and services, as well as developing trade rules to make trade easier and more sustainable. Cecilia Malmström said the negotiations were an important milestone in working towards a win-win agreement. “This agreement is an excellent opportunity to set ambitious common rules and shape globalisation, making trade easier while safeguarding sustainable development. We can lead by example.”

Fifty-year milestone for Onslow Historical Society By Glenise Dreaver

Memorial walk Rain or shine, there will be an hour-long walk of remembrance for Alexander Turnbull and the gift of his library to the people of New Zealand, from 9.30am tomorrow, Thursday morning. Members of the public are most welcome to join in the walk from the National Library to Parliament, and from there to the Turnbull family headstone at Bolton Street Cemetery. The walkers will then go back to Turnbull House on Bowen Street and memorial wreaths will be laid along the way.

Lamingtons for good cause Countdown bakers have started baking up a storm to help more than 60,000 New Zealanders who suffer from dementia and Alzheimer’s. For every pack of lamingtons sold at Countdown until July 22, twenty cents will be donated to Alzheimers New Zealand. Last year’s lamington appeal raised more than $15,000 to support the charity. This year money raised through the sale of lamingtons will be used to support Alzheimers New Zealand’s national flagship programmes such as Dementia Friends, which encourages Kiwis to take part in a 20-minute online programme to raise awareness of the disease and support people living with dementia in their local communities.  The iconic treats are on sale at Countdown for $4 each or two packs for $7.

Onslow Historical Society’s former president, Judy Siers, outside KATE – the original Khandallah Automatic Telephone Exchange on Khandallah Road. PHOTO: Glenise Dreaver

The Onslow Historical Society is marking its 50th year. From a gathering of around 20 people in 1968 and peaking membership at nearly 300 is something to celebrate. Former president Judy Siers remembers the years and one major battle fought and won. Very clearly. C r e a t i n g t h e s o c iety’s home in the former Khandallah Telephone Exchange, scheduled for demolition in the 1980s, was their biggest challenge and the result their greatest achievement. The old Post and Telegraph Department, replacing manual systems with digital, were demolishing 1920’s exchanges all through the country. In Khandallah Road they advertised for tenders, spotted by society member Julie Bremner. “She was the catalyst, she made phone calls, to me and the society’s architect Jim Bentall,” says Judy. The society wanted to give the building a reuse, creating an historic working telephone exchange museum, maintaining the

equipment in situ. “It was the only one left intact,’’ says Judy. They won bitter and legal battles, finally registering it with the-then NZ Historic Places Trust until success! Then they found that P and T had partially demolished the equipment, stripping the copper for recycling, “destroying the dream”. “It was a scandal!” says Judy, the emotions of that time clearly still real. “We don’t talk about it very much.” The solid concrete building and the added quake -proofing done as they took over in 1990 now provides a home for the society at a peppercorn rental from Chorus. Judy remembers the battle as “the golden years”. The camaraderie was infectious, we felt progressive and so productive.” The next move, from 2018 on is to further cement the society, she says, to build membership and secure new sponsors to preserve Onslow’s heritage. To mark the 50 years, one of the society’s goals is to publish the story of KATE in their magazine The Onslow Historian.

New street name welcomed The pihipihi, one of New Zealand’s most common native birds, has for the first time been recognised in a street name, gracing a right-of-way in Crofton Downs new subdivision off Silverstream Road. It will now be named Pihipihi Way, following a decision by Wellington City Council’s

Regulatory Processes Committee last week. Pihipihi is also known as the silvereye or waxeye. The committee followed the suggestion of the Ngaio Crofton Downs Residents’ Association, which wants new streets named after native birds and plants.

“Bird names are at the top as these are particularly relevant in Crofton Downs, which has been a prominent leader in establishing predator-free suburbs,” the association said in its submission. Council staff recommended the name Pihipihi Way, which was supported by iwi.


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Out of hatred, love has grown By Glenise Dreaver

Musa Daba, vicar of Churton Park’s Anglican church since last November, left Bermuda’s beauty and 10 years of its tropical warmth and sunshine to come to Wellington. Musa says however, that he and his wife Levidia wanted somewhere to set roots, to raise their child Jessie in a safe place. “And I have cousins here.” He loves the simplicity of Churton Park and its church. “To worship in a school hall that is the centre of a community.” He appreciates too, the many nationalities here. He believes God wants him here to make a contribution, so he thought: “If that’s where you want me…’ “And I’m loving it.” Musa is old enough, however, to remember the worst of South African apartheid. His vicar father was an activist who nearly paid with his life and Bishop Desmond Tutu his mentor and friend. His father was several times imprisoned and tortured. Badly. Once, thirteen-year-old Musa was snatched near home, electrodes pushed into his palms and metal earpieces clamped on, with his younger brother looking on and crying for him. “And they just mocked.” This set up huge rage, but his father was uncompromising when he talked about it - and the AK47 he wanted. Soon after his father’s detention

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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: How do you think the city council is performing at this stage of its term?

Cheryl Styles, Newlands “I’d give them 4/10 for spending on a wish list – wants instead of needs.”

Ann Geard, Newlands “Not too badly. The bus service is good – very pleasant and helpful drivers.”

Peter Sullivan. Johnsonville “Terrible. Cramped housing and putting Maori names in everything.”

Courtney Butterfield, Johnsonville “They’re doing great. Matariki’s been good – there’s a lot going on around the waterfront.”

Susan Tompkinson, Paparangi “They’re doing their best. There’s such a lot we need to do … I understand some dilemmas.”

Bruce Wylie, Crofton Downs “I’m sick of cycle lanes being moved and I don’t see why we need double decker buses when the system works well.”

Churton Park preparing for bus changes Churton Park faces some major alterations to its bus services when the new city-wide changes come into effect on July 15. There will be new routes, new bus stop locations, new timetables, new fares and the need to swap Newlands Coach Services smart cards for Snapper cards. New double-decker electric buses will come into use on the main

Churton Park to Island Bay spine route. To help residents familiarise themselves with all these changes, Churton Park Community Association, in conjunction with the Greater Wellington Regional Council, has organised an information session on Tuesday July 3 at the local Community Centre. People just need to drop in

between 6pm and 8pm to view maps of the new routes, see where the stops are, pick up a timetable and obtain fare information. Greater Wellington has indicated they will have Snapper cards available to swap smart cards for free. The community association says this information session will assist both regular commuters as well as occasional bus users and

members are looking forward to seeing a good attendance A spokesman for the Churton Park Community Association says, for locals, this represents the culmination of six years of discussions with the regional council. He says that the association is comfortable that they had achieved the best possible outcomes for residents, having been

able to persuade the Greater Wellington to make significant changes to some of their plans. Some minor “tweaks” may be necessary if any issues arise during the initial settling down period, he said. The session will occur on Tuesday July 3 from 6 to 8pm at the Churton Park Community Centre at 75 Lakewood Avenue.

EYE ON CRIME In Johnsonville a silver Mitsubishi Lancer saloon parked locked during the day in Ironside Road was stolen. An attempt was made to break into a flat in Phillip Street by forcing an aluminium framed window. A safety catch prevented it from opening, but a white singlet was snatched off the clothes line as the burglar departed. An attempt was made during the evening to break into a vehicle parked outside a flat in Dr. Taylor Terrace. The timely arrival of the owner disturbed the culprit who had damaged the door lock in an attempt to open the door. A full description of the offender has been passed to Police. A white Toyota Hilux utility vehicle parked overnight in Rotoiti Street was broken into by breaking both locking catches on the canopy door. A substantial quantity of tools were stolen from the vehicle. A house under construction in Cedarwood Street was entered by intruders who stole six large sheets of roofing iron, each 4.2 metres long and eight bargeboards each measuring 5.3 metres in length. A large vehicle would have been needed to carry away the stolen property. This is the second theft from this site. CCTV footage is available. A white Mitsubishi Triton utility vehicle parked locked overnight in Robert Street was broken into. Offenders had bent a fibre glass panel in the vehicle’s canopy to gain entry. A Honda 3 KVA rated generator was stolen. In Karori a blue Mitsubishi Mirage parked during the day outside a house in Karori Road was stolen. The Karori Baptist Church in Karori Road was broken into by jemmying the

front door. Two offices inside were entered by forcing the doors. The offices were thoroughly searched and a cash box was emptied. All rooms in the building appeared to have been searched. At this stage it is not clear what has been stolen. In Wadestown an unsuccessful attempt was made to break into a grey Toyota Landcruiser which had been parked overnight on the road in Barnard Street. Two door handles on the box at the back of the vehicle were damaged in the attempt. A silver Toyota RAV4 stationwagon parked during the day in the driveway of a house in Barnard Street was entered through a left front door after the lock had been tampered with. On gaining entry the offender searched the vehicle and stole a sports bag containing swimming gear. A grey Nissan Pulsar stationwagon parked locked overnight on the road in Barnard Street had a quarterlight window smashed to allow the culprit to reach through and open a door. An item of clothing was stolen. In Northland an attempt was made to steal a blue Subaru Impreza hatchback parked locked overnight in Garden Road. The bonnet had been pried open and the battery disconnected, probably to disable the alarm system. The left hand rear door was found open and entry may have been gained through forcing it. The ignition barrel and the steering column had been dismantled in an unsuccessful attempt to start the vehicle. The attempt was abandoned and nothing was stolen.

Wednesday June 27, 2018

Rescue missions are “sausage-fuelled”

Lifeflight fundraising manager Sebastian Grodd accepts an $8000 cheque from outgoing Lions president Stephen Cook. PHOTO Lindsay Keats

Johnsonville Lions Club members have sold 4117 barbecued sausages to raise funds for the LifeFlight Trust rescue operations. At their last club meeting the Lions presented a cheque for $8000 to Sebastian Grodd, the trust’s fundraising manager. Lions president Stephen Cook said that funds were also raised at a fashion evening at Ballentynes

and through other events. “Our club members thank local residents who have supported our activities,” said Stephen, “particularly the support we have received on recent cold wet days on barbecue duty outside Countdown.” In thanking the Lions club Sebastian said that the donation was significant for them. “Each rescue we do has a fund-

ing shortfall of over $2500 and this donation will assist our costs for four rescues to help people in our community,” adding “sometimes it feels like our aircraft run on sausages!” Stephen was pleased that Johnsonville Lions were able to assist this key venture, “in particular” he said, “because this is the last community donation during my term as Lions Club president.”



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Fruits of the forest and garden By Glenise Dreaver

Francesco van Eerd, ‘parfumeur’ (in English, just ‘perfumer’) has one of Wellington’s most distinctive premises beside the top cable car station. Move into the Victorian-style Fragrifert Perfumery and you step into another world. Alouette II, an antique-style copper still, is by the door, and is trundled outside and fired up from time to time. Francesco uses it to distil plant ingredients for his perfumes, for example pine needle oil and bay laurel. He no longer uses animal products . “They are all bad news for animals,” he says. Anyone who has been to Prenzel’s boutique liqueur distillery in Blenheim may know the original Alouette, the French still used for their pear brandy. They may also know that Alouette was buried deeply during World War II to hide her from the Nazi regime and dug up afterwards. Francesco has two of four copies of Alouette, one in Borneo, Indonesia. Originally a forester, Francesco spent his boyhood climbing trees with a friend and discovering new smells. His Master’s degree research on perfume products

from the forest was done 42 years ago, but not followed up into a career in practical perfumery. “I didn’t think normal people like me could become perfumers.” Now, however, Francesco welcomes many “normal people” in for workshops of up to three weeks, teaching them perfumery. The perfume industry likes to put its perfumers, called “noses”, on high pedestals, and maintains that only a tiny number of people with exceptional noses can become perfumers. “That’s all nonsense. Fortunately.” Sustainability is key. His perfumery features many perfumes based on products originating from flowers, trees and shrubs, resins and gums etc. Prenzel has the romantic story of Alouette and Francesco has a back story too. Posters on the walls describe his finds of many never-before-revealed perfumes from the tragic but brilliant Victorian French perfumer Gustave Fragrifert, after whom he named the business. Don’t go looking for a birth certificate though. “Never let truth stand in the way of a good story!” Francesco admits cheerfully.

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Mattress donation to local Family Store

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Ecosa this week donated its 500th memory foam mattress to The Salvation Army – this time to the Family Store in Johnsonville. Salvation Army Family Stores national manager Gareth Marshall says the mattress sales raise funds for much-needed Salvation Army services in each community. They also give Family Store customers the opportunity to purchase a high quality mattress

at a significantly discounted price. “We’re really grateful for this partnership. The donations from Ecosa are a significant support to our stores and help provide the funds that keep our services running their community. “They also provide a supply of better quality stock to our stores and another chance for people to find a treasure when they shop.”

Wellington City Council is looking for a long-term community focused or Non-Government Organisation (NGO) tenant to rent a historically significant house in Khandallah Park. The former Khandallah Park’s custodian’s residence at 86 Clark Street has local historical value as a relatively early survivor from the period when the area was converted from farmland to a city suburb. The house was constructed by a local woman, Caroline Pickin about 1901-1902. It’s strongly associated with the early reservation of native bush in Wellington, and closely identified with the Glen family – in particular the custodian Andrew Glen, who played a large role in the establishment of the reserve and its popularity. Council is looking for a suitable tenant to find a use that will contribute to the community, support the sustainability and preservation of the house, and enhance the surrounding reserve

areas. A Registration of Interest (ROI) process has opened, with pre-arranged visits available on request for July 6, deadline for respondent questions on July 16, and deadline for ROI responses on July 27. The criteria are that the successful applicant maximise the building’s unique setting, character and layout while minimising the effects on the surrounding amenity values and building’s heritage values and provide a viable, long-term use for the building Successful applications will also show one or more ‘public good’ elements, namely conservation, recreation, community/cultural, or education, will demonstrate ‘active’ use of the building and is not a static activity such as a storage facility. They will need to maximise the building’s use, ensuring it is not used for just a few hours a week, or not just using just part of the lease area.


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Eid Ramadan community celebration

Clr Fleur Fitzsimmons, Paul Eagle Rongotai MP, Rhonda Stewart, Khaled Abbas and Mohamed Zweda from the Johnsonville Mosque, Zoë Miller and her daughter. Faiza and Mai Mostafa are in the front row. PHOTO: Brian Sheppard By Brian Sheppard Muslims fast from dawn to breaks a day’s fast during tention of the children as

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan ended on June 14. Few people in Wellington understand what Ramadan means to the followers of Islam so this year, members of the Muslim community took steps to share their celebrations. Ramadan (the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar) commemorates the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad. During this month

dusk each day, both as an act of worship and a means of developing compassion for those in need. Mai Mostafa, the Egyptian-born Community Advocate from the Churton Park Community Centre, was keen to show her family’s appreciation of the friendship and support that they have received in New Zealand. So t hey invited t hei r new friends to experience a shared feast (Iftar) that

Ramadan. The interest generated led others to work with her to create a community celebration of Eid in the Newtown Library. Eid traditionally includes prayers, festivities and a feast which, in some countries, can last for three days. Families came together to share food, music and conversation. Johnsonville-based Imam Sheik Khaled Abbas held the at-

he explained Eid. This was helped by the distribution of chocolate bars. They were joined by Rongotai MP Paul Eagle and Wellington Southern Ward councillor Fleur Fitzsimmons. This friendly mingling of people from different cultures sets a wonderful example of what can be achieved for world peace if people can only spare the time to get to know each other.


Predator Free Wellington now a charity Predator Free Wellington now has Wellington City Council’s tick of approval to become a legal charity, opening the door for further growth and a wider raft of funding opportunities. Since the organisation launched 18 months ago, more than 10,000 people have come on board with backyard trapping and helping with the mission to make Wellington New Zealand’s first predator free city and the world’s first predator free capital city. Mayor Justin Lester says there is considerable interest from philanthropic organisations and community-level donors and the change will make it easier for them to play a part creating the world’s first predator-free capital city. “This potential new funding will bolster the more than $1m Wellington City Council has committed to Predator Free Wellington over the next five years,” he says. The shift will also enable Predator Free Wellington to seek central government Predator Free 2050 funding. Councillor Andy Foster says the flow-on effects are multifaceted. “More funding means fewer pests, more native birds, and a healthier ecosystem. This is very valuable for a city that’s largely defined by its natural environment. “There are also the social benefits we get from having well-connected communities working together for a common cause through local predator-free trapping groups,” he says. Possums were eradicated from the Miramar Peninsula in 2006. Predator Free Wellington now plans to completely remove all rats and mustelids on the Miramar Peninsula before focusing on making other Wellington suburbs predator free.


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SINUS INFECTION (SINUSITIS) Have you ever had that really heavy feeling in your head, with pain, swelling and tenderness around your eyes and cheeks or forehead, a feeling of pressure building around your face? This could be a sinus infection or sinusitis. Sinusitis is a common condition and can occur after you’ve had a cold or flu, or with hay fever and with allergies. Symptoms include nasal congestion with the build-up of mucous, and thick nasal discharge, which may be yellowish or greenish in colour. There may also be post nasal drip with mucous dripping down the inside of the throat. Sometimes there can be a high temperature of 38C or above, and sinus headache. The sinuses are made up of several spaces or cavities in the skull, and when these become inflamed or infected then mucous is unable to drain away and sinusitis can be the result. The build-up of pressure in this area can then lead to headaches or pain, which can be quite severe. When sinusitis occurs in young children signs include irritability, difficulty feeding and breathing through the mouth and not the nose. Symptoms of sinus infection generally clear within a week to ten days and this is without the need of any antibiotic treatment. There are several reasons why this is the case. Firstly sinusitis is often caused by viruses which are not treated with antibiotics. Also it has been seen that when bacteria are the cause of the infection, antibiotics have not been found to be beneficial and that the

symptoms have gone and the condition has resolved even without the use of antibiotics. Avoiding antibiotics is the preferred situation to minimise the overuse of antibiotics and help prevent antibiotic resistance from occurring. However there are certain circumstances where your GP could prescribe antibiotics, e.g. extreme or severe pain, fever over 38.6 degrees Celsius, or signs of cellulitis, i.e. a skin infection such as a fast spreading hot red rash. Also you may need to visit your GP for antibiotics if the condition initially improves but then worsens and is prolonged. In some cases sinusitis can recur and last longer than 3 months. This is known as chronic sinusitis and may need a referral from your GP to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist There are things that you can do at home that will help sinusitis such as getting plenty of rest and drinking plenty of fluid. Extra fluid helps to thin the mucous so that it can drain away more easily. Gently blowing the nose, one nostril at a time is also effective. Holding a warm flannel or compress over the inflamed area can help to ease the pain and this can be done for a few minutes several times a day. Inhaling steam from a bowl of hot water may give some relief but care must be taken to avoid scalding and this is especially important with young children and is therefore not encouraged. Applying a salt water solution to the nostrils can also help to ease the congestion. Homemade salt solutions can be used or they can be purchased from the pharmacy.

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A humidifier can also be helpful, as is stopping smoking and avoiding known allergy triggers. Good hand hygiene can help to keep the spread of infection and prevent reinfection from occurring. There are medicines available to use for sinusitis which includes pain relief such as paracetamol or anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. Your Self Care pharmacist can also give you advice on decongestants that can be used to help by drying up the mucous and unblocking the nose. These are available as nasal sprays or drops and it is very important to use these for a few days only, after 3 to 5 days their usage should be stopped. If they are used continuously for long periods of time they can cause a condition known as rebound congestion, which is more congestion, adding to the problem. Decongestants are also available as tablets, some are only available with a GP’s prescription while others can be purchased from the pharmacy. Care needs to be taken to see if pain relief and anti-inflammatory drugs have been included in the same product when buying these over the counter. Discuss this with your Self Care pharmacist to find out. Other medication available from your pharmacist are antihistamines, which can be used to help dry up the nasal secretions especially if allergies are the cause of the symptoms. Your Self Care Pharmacist can provide you with Self Care fact cards for more information on coughs, colds and flu and how to protect yourself this winter.

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2 Trafalgar Street, JOHNSONVILLE Geoff Savell MPS Phone: 920-8844 OPENING HOURS: Mon-Wed: 8:30am - 8pm Thurs/Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm. Sat: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Wednesday June 27, 2018


Wellington Cancer Society volunteers recognised By Brian Sheppard

The Wellington Branch of the Cancer Society took the opportunity, in National Volunteer Week, to bring their army of volunteers together to celebrate their contributions with a shared morning tea on June 21. Contributions include driving patients to and from hospital, listening and sharing their own experience of coping with the challenges of cancer and its treatment, providing companionship and cups of tea for people receiving treatment in day wards, raising funds and helping in countless other ways. Some of the volunteers have provided help over Sara Hooker from Johnsonville many years, yet still find time in their busy lives to do - a Cancer Society volunteer their bit for the Cancer Society on an ongoing basis. driver for five years Staff and resident family members at Johnsonvale Rest Home’s party. PHOTOS: Supplied

Johnsonvale holds “Island Party” Johnsonvale Rest Home celebrated its annual mid-winter party this year with an Island-themed night to shake off the cold. Diversional therapist Danielle Michelle said was a fantastic night: “Dancing, singing and celebrating with The Porirua Ukulele Club who were invited to entertain us.” Staff, residents and families dressed up in island-themed costumes adding a vibrant atmosphere.

And themed decorations were designed and created by the activities’ team and residents to make the night bright and colourful. “We have to say a big thank you to the residents and their families who made it a wonderful night. A special thank you also to the amazing staff at Johnsonvale who always go over and beyond to make these events fabulous for our beautiful residents and families,” Danielle said.

ABOVE: Staff, residents and families dancing LEFT: Activities coordinator Alofa, resident Eric Walker and registered nurse Dora

Resident Alex, Eric and volunteer Tim.

Steve Ellis (right) from Churton Park - a driver for nearly two years, with Whitby-based driver Jon Earley. PHOTO: Brian Sheppard


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These School Holidays send your kids to Space Place School Holidays are a very busy time at Space Place at Carter Observatory – as kids and their families visit and explore the wonders of outer space. Whether it’s looking through the historic Thomas Cooke telescope to catch the night sky and look for distant stars, constellations and planets or watching the Planetarium shows on the giant

dome screen, there’s always something fantastic and amazing to discover. Located near the top of the Cable Car Lookout point - Space Place will be open everyday over the school break with late nights Tuesdays Fridays and Saturdays. And these school holidays there a number of events happening for the kids. The School Holiday Pro-

gramme ‘Let There Light’ runs from 18 and 19 July, where the kids will learn about how light enables us to see the world around us and they’ll get a chance to create stunning light art with long-exposure photography. There’s also the Winter Science Shows which are quick, fun learning sessions for the kids, also looking at the theme of ‘Light’.

These 25 minute shows will run over the holidays at Space Place and children will learn how they can use light to trick their friends and how to generate light from very ordinary household objects. For more details on these events for the kids at Space Place, visit the What’s On section at

Jessica Bo Peep Throw on your woolly jumpers these school holidays and join KidzStuff for an adventure of discovery. Jessica has not only lost her sheep, but whilst out trying to find them, she has now lost herself too. How can she protect her sheep? Will anybody help her? Do you remember the way home? And who is that strange kid with the tail?

READER COMPETITION Independent Herald readers can win a family pass to Jessica Bo Peep. See for more details. To be in the draw email by Wednesday 4

Bo Peep is full of fun characters, silly songs, valuable life lessons and did we mention a talking dog? So, polish your hooves and clippity clop all the way to the Tararua Tramping Club to help Jessica Bo Peep - find her sheep. Visit for more information. July (subject line: Jessica Bo Peep). A complimentary pass will be emailed to the winner and you can book into the show that suits you best! Bookings: www.eventspronto. or 027 567 5664.

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Kaitoke Outdoor Education Centre Chefs Camp Kaitoke Chef’s camp is for campers with a flair for creating delicious foods from around the world. You will learn basic baking, knife skills, and food science. All under

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YMCA Holiday Programmes & Camps We are offering a selection of camps this July holiday including pioneers, explorers, discoverers, and adventurers. Alongside camps, we are offering various day programmes such as Ice-skating, Laserforce,

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Some of the Johnsonville-based Meals-on-Wheels team, with driver co-ordinator Angela Roestenburg on left and checker co-ordinator Bev Donovan, third from right.

OUT&about Volunteer week thank you lunch for Meals on Wheels volunteers By Brian Sheppard

People gather for a speech before lunch.

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Hot ‘meals-on-wheels’ are delivered by volunteers from their distribution centre at Johnsonville’s Uniting Church, to up to 60 people per day in Newlands, Johnsonville, Khandallah and Ngaio. To mark their efforts in National Volunteer Week, the volunteers gathered for lunch in the centre on Friday June 22. The team’s coordinators Bev Donovan (checker) and Angela Roestenburg, (volunteer drivers), explained what is involved. Bev explained that this service has a long history, being well established here when she began over

30 years ago. Meals are prepared at Keneperu Hospital and delivered to the distribution centre. People who receive the meals are referred by their hospital or doctor. They include the elderly or disabled and people recovering from illness or hospital treatment. For some, the need is short-term but, for others, it is ongoing. Their team notes any dietary requirements or preferences and checks that the meals as delivered match the orders, before passing them to the drivers. They currently have 40 drivers and 12 checkers on their books and always welcome more, to spread the workload and cover for absences.

PHOTOS: Brian Sheppard

Wellington North Community Patrol receives recognition from Z Johnsonville The Wellington North Community Patrol has just received a Good in the Hood grant from Z Johnsonville. Patrol members are grateful to both Z Johnsonville and their patrons who voted for them. This money will go a long way to keeping the patrol car on the road. They works as the eyes and ears of the Police and is out in the community on most Friday evenings and some Saturdays, for up to four hours each patrol. Their area includes Johnsonville, Ohariu, Churton Park, Glenside, Grenada Village, Woodridge, Paparangi, Newlands, and Ngauranga. Members assist Police to reduce the incidence and effects of criminal offending. Vehicles and people of interest have been located and reported to Police for example. And while out the team also reports graffiti, water leaks on the roads, and street lights not working.

The Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ) website has recently been updated and patroller module training can now be done online, a lot easier than attending weekend training courses. Patrol leader Cheryl Austin says some members have recently moved away from the area. “So we would like new members. Retired people or those not working are especially encouraged as they can do special patrols in daytime,” she says. “We have an easily recognisable patrol car with an amber light on the roof and side spotlights to look into dark corners at night time. “Patrols must have two members and rosters are prepared a month in advance for members to choose the day that suits.”  Cheryl asks any interested person to contact her at cherylaustin2002@

Cheryl Austin, Wellington North Community Patrol Leader flanked by Justin Rakena and Anna Conway from Kaha Trust PHOTO: Supplied

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inbrief news Surf team excels The New Zealand Surf Life Saving High Performance team has finished an impressive second at the annual Sanyo Cup in Japan, after two days of intense competition against some ofA the solid world’s best surf athletes at Momochi Beach in Fukuoka. After finishing 20 points behind main rivals Australia on the first day, the New Zealand team pushed back on day two to

finish a mere eight points behind their rivals, meaning they finished second overall event. New Zealand coach, Danny Morrison, said every athlete did the country proud after giving it “everything they had” adding that they left nothing in the tank. “They took on some of the best surf athletes in the world.”

Cancellation information The 2018 Ice Hockey Classic, scheduled to be played at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on Saturday June 23 had to be cancelled in, what organisers say, was the interests of player safety and the need to deliver a quality event for fans. The promoters fans for Applicationsare areapologising available at ourto recruitment office or at thesaying securityTicketek gate basedNZ in the any inconvenience, will Ngauranga George in Wellington. provide full refunds.

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CARETAKER 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. Applications close on Friday 29 June at 3.00pm. For more information, including a job description, regarding this position contact Conrad Kelly on 04 476-7209 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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West Park School Pre-enrolment for Term 4 2018 Enrolment at West Park School is now governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the West Park School office and website. The West Park School Board has determined that up to 2 additional places are likely to be available for out of zone students for Term 4 in 2018. The exact number of places will depend on the number of applications received from students who live within the school’s home zone. For students seeking enrolment during Term 4, the deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is Friday 14th September 2018. Parents of students who live within the home zone and intend enrolling their child at any time during Term 4 should notify the school by the 14th September to assist the school to plan appropriately for this Term. Pre-enrolment applications can be submitted: in writing to the West Park School office, posted to the Principal, West Park School, 97 Broderick Road, Johnsonville, Wellington 6037, emailed to If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected in a priority order by ballot. If a ballot for out of zone places is required, it will be held on Friday 21st September 2018. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held. Details relating to the enrolment period are as follows. Length of enrolment period: from 15th October 2018 to 20th December 2018. Deadline for receipt of applications: 14th September 2018 Date of ballot: Friday 21st September 2018

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If we could capture just 0.1% of the ocean’s kinetic energy caused by tides, we could satisfy the current global energy demand 5 times over.

Sportsperson of the Year Awards In a spectacular awards ceremony at TSB Arena, Emirates Team New Zealand cyclor and long-time member of Worser Bay Boating Club, Josh Junior, was named winner of the 2018 Wellington Hospitality Group ‘Supreme Sports Award’. Junior, who sailed in almost every race in both the Challenger Series and the America’s Cup finals, also took home the Tohu Wine ’Sportsman of the Year’ Award from a strong field of finalists including Beauden Barrett, Joel Evans, Lewis Clareburt and Stephen Jenness. Highlighting both individual and collective excellence over the past 12 months, the awards evening also celebrated the diverse sporting talent within the greater Wellington region. A total of 25 sports were represented on the night, with finalists from 11 different sports winning awards. Organised by Sport Wellington and now in its 39th year, the awards are overseen by a panel of judges, experts in their sporting and sports media fields, who deliberated over 200 nominations to arrive at the winners. Kelsey Smith, a member of the Capital NHL and Black Sticks women’s hockey team, was named Wellington Sports Med ‘Sportswoman of the Year’. Smith was selected in every Black Sticks event over the past 12 months and helped the Black Sticks to win a history-making gold medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Administrators and clubs were also recognised. Capital Football, operations manager Lisa Jones was named winner of the Trish McKelvey Leadership award for her service and contribution to football over the last year. Tawa Squash Club won the Speedy Signs Wellington Central ‘Club of the Year’ Award for their successful

International league coach and Kiwi icon Graham Lowe is on a mission to change lives. Teens who are struggling at high school or are looking for a vocational pathway to employment have been thrown a lifeline

Mila Reuelu-Buchanan, emerging sportswoman. PHOTO: Supplied

community programmes and initiatives aimed at getting more young people playing squash. New Zealand Para cycling champion Kate Horan is the Cigna ‘Disabled Sportsperson of the Year’ after winning a silver medal at the 2018 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships in the women’s C4 500m time trial. Colin Ward received the Wellington Community Trust ‘Lifetime Contribution to Sport’ Award for his long-standing contribution to softball as a player, coach, volunteer and administrator. He has achieved 40 consecutive years of attendance at Softball NZ’s national tournament as a player, coach or administrator. He has also helped to establish many community leagues. Another highlight was the celebration of the 2018 inductees into the Gibson Sheat Lawyers ‘Sports Legends of Wellington’. Mountain running champion Melissa Moon, softball great Kevin Herlihy (posthumously), former Black Stick Suzie Muirhead and squash champion Stuart Davenport were all inducted as Legends.

Graham Lowe on a mission. PHOTO: Supplied.

Poneke 46-5 Under 21 (John E Kelly Memorial Cup) OBU Green beat ParemataPlimmeton 36-10 Under 21 (Vic Calcinai Memorial Cup) OBU White beat OBU Black 62-5 Oriental Rongotai beat Johnsonville 38-3 First Grade (Thompson Memorial Cup) Old Boys University beat Stokes Valley 26-19 85kg Restricted (JC Bowl) Avalon beat Old Boys University By default

COLLEGE PREMIER St Pats v Hutt International Boys College 1-5 Rongotai College v Tawa College 2-1 Wellington College v Silverstream College 3-0 Scots College v Wairarapa College 6-3

School team jubilant after underwater hockey win Marsden’s Junior Girls’ Underwater Hockey Team competed in the Central Region Tournament and qualified for Nationals for the first time in many years. Tiffany Kendon was voted Most Valuable Player and nominated to play for a Wellington representative team. All the girls were determined to succeed in this tournament and together with their coaches, and the support of Kathrynn Petrie,

Johnsonville beat Wellington FC 37-5 Reserve Grade (Mike Copeland Trophy) OBU Pink Ginners beat OBU 69ers 36-15 Western Suburbs beat OBU Righteous Brothers 33-19 Upper Hutt J8s beat OBU Teddy Bears By default Reserve Grade (Paul Donoghue Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Poneke 29-19 Presidents Upper Hutt beat Western Suburbs By default

Women’s PREMIER LEAGUE Island Bay Utd v Wellington Utd 0-2 KATE SHEPPARD CUP Waterside Karori v Wellington Utd 0-7


Men’s Northern United beat Dalefield 3-2 Hutt United beat Naenae 6-3 Harbour CIty beat Kapiti 4-3

thanks to a partnership between private training provider New Zealand Institute of Sport (NZIS) and The Lowie Foundation, an independent New Zealand charity founded by rugby league legend Graham Lowe, ONZM, QSM. The foundation strives to change young people’s lives through education and sport. Graham will be speaking at a free seminar at The NZIS Wellington Lecture Theatre in Westpac Stadium tonight, Wednesday June 27, from 5pm on Graham is using his coaching skills and sporting language to develop and inspire students. The NZIS Graham Lowe New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills Level 2, which he calls Kick for the Seagulls has a strong focus on literacy and numeracy,. He uses the language of sport as a hook to engage students back into education and improve their academic achievement. Iit will be delivered free to 16 – 19 year olds. NZIS Chief Executive Mark Worsop says they have had some great results with this programme in the Waikato, and are now extending it to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. The young people will participate in projects, workshops, fitness training, mentoring sessions, field trips and more.

Marsden Sport Coordinator, they have trained solidly for several months with early mornings and late nights, to reach their goal. The Marsden cohort celebrated both in the pool, and on the side of the pool, after their win over Wellington Girls’ College in the playoffs. They had been down 3-2 at half time and came back to score three goals in the second half to win 5-2.

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LOCAL FOOTBALL RESULTS Men’s CHATHAM CUP Wellington Olympic v Wairarapa 0-5 CAPITAL 2 Marist v Waterside Karori 4-3 Seatoun AFC v Island Bay Utd 8-1


Graham Lowe reaching out to the young

LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: Premier (Jubilee Cup) Johnsonville beat Paremata-Plimmerton 22-13 Premier (Hardham Cup) Old Boys University beat Marist St Pats 35-26 Premier Reserve (Ed Chaney Cup) Old Boys University beat Marist St Pats 34-21 Premier Reserve (HD Morgan Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Paremata-Plimmerton 21-11 Women’s (Izzy Ford Cup) Old Boys University beat

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Women’s Harbour City beat Victoria 4-1 Hutt United beat Kapiti 4-1

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Perspective on Phil’s golf faux pas Phil Mickelson’s US Open meltdown revealed more than just one man’s frustrations. The 48-year-old, multiple time major winner hit his moving ball on the 13th green during round three at the difficult Shinnecock Hills course. Mickelson was well out of contention by the time he did it and he wasn’t the only one to fall victim to a windy course with lightning fast greens and needlessly difficult pin placements. The reaction to Mickelson’s error showed how out of touch golf is. Pundits called for him to apologise to the game of golf for his actions. This seemed to be a massive overreaction. Tournament officials need to admit they made the tournament dull. Ordinary people don’t want to see the professionals forced to grind out four rounds of a tournament. Brooks Koepka won back-to-back titles with a one over par total.

They should be the one’s apologising. Phil is also a victim of his own stature in the game. His popularity with the public is not matched amongst his fellow golfers. There is no way there would have been the level of outrage if golfs golden boy, Tiger Woods did it that would stop the cash cow from milking. Mickelson didn’t harm the sport like Mike Tyson’s ear biting incident did to boxing or Lance Armstrong’s drug cheating in cycling. Golf purists merely live in their own bubble. That’s why youngsters aren’t taking up the game. The old guard won’t get out of their own way. Phil’s actions were silly, done out of frustration but they weren’t game destroying. Not even close.



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