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From fast to feast By Jamie Adams

The annual celebration of the end of the well-known Islamic month of Ramadan became a greater community event in Newtown last Friday. Newtown Library played host to the Eid for the first time thanks to the efforts of Wellington City Libraries Multicultural Customer Specialist Zoe Miller. Zoe encouraged non-Muslims to join the Islamic community in marking the event this year. She says the library was keen to hold Eid as a way of bringing everybody together for an opportunity of greater understanding. Continued on page 2. Zoe Miller next to the feast provided at Newtown Library to celebrate Eid, the end of Ramadan. PHOTO: Jamie Adams



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Newtown public joins Muslims to celebrate end of Ramadan Continued from page 1. “New Zealand is changing and this is one of the things we can do celebrate our diversity.” Eid (full name Eid al-Fitr) marks the end of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar when Muslims worldwide refrain from eating between dawn and dusk as an act of worship to the Prophet Muhammad. The festivity usually involves a feast that can last three days and in some countries it is a

public holiday. At the library there was indeed a feast, with a long table displaying the array of food participants brought for the occasion. To add to the ethnic theme, music included the playing of an Egyptian Oud and there was painting of traditional henna tattoos on offer. Imams Khaled Abbas, of the Alameen Mosque in Newlands, and Mohammed Zewada, of the Kilbirnie Mosque, were on hand to educate the children about the

meaning of Eid. Khaled says the fasting of Ramadan is not just about going without food. “It’s about empathy for people by choosing to go hungry. Eid is about giving food to the poor and needy.” He believes there is no such thing as a “lonely Muslim” in Wellington, as those here are treated like one family. Imam Mohammed Zewada, of Kilbirnie Islamic Centre, says the Newtown Library event was

the first Eid held in Wellington that was for the whole public. “Parliament has held it for 13 years. Some embassies do celebrations as well. “We usually do it every year – last year it was at Wellington High School - but only within the Muslim community. It’s the first time a Wellington library has celebrated it. “We are looking forward to maybe having a Wellington Eid at Westpac Stadium where we could have up to 25,000 people.”

Mission calls for bag donations for winter The Wellington City Mission is encouraging the public to get involved with the Brown Paper Bag Collection as winter starts to bite. The Mission says that during winter too many Wellingtonians are forced to choose between paying for heating or rent, or between getting groceries or warm clothes. Donors can get involved by either filling a shopping bag with goods and dropping them off at any Z Energy Station, where the special Brown Paper Bags are also available, or by getting in touch with the Mission to request some. They can also donate online at the Mission’s website. Specially marked envelopes are also available at Z stations for making financial donations. “Generous support of the Brown Paper Bag Collection will help the Mission provide food parcels for families on low incomes, so they don’t have to choose between food and heating this winter,” communication co-ordinator Kelly Henderson says. “You’ll provide financial mentoring to help people avoid falling into crippling debt because they can’t pay a large power bill. “You’ll ensure the Mission’s Drop-in Centre can offer hot meals, daytime shelter and a place of community for people facing social isolation or homelessness. “The impact of this support often goes much further than we realise. Along with helping people get through the challenging winter months, it sets them up for a better future too.” Last year the Mission provided over 3500 food parcels from its Foodbank and over 23,000 meal servings in its Drop-in Centre. The Brown Paper Bag Collection runs until July 31.

City Missioner Murray Edridge among the Brown Paper Bags filled with donated items for the Mission’s winter appeal. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

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Joakim’s eco-group bringing natives back to Miramar


inbrief news Regional confidence up: Survey A net 39 percent of households in the Wellington region expect their local economy to strengthen over the coming year, according to a survey by Westpac-McDermott Miller for the June quarter. This is slightly better than the net 35 percent recorded for the March quarter and confirms that households in the capital are among the most optimistic in the country. Westpac Chief Economist Dominick Stephens cites strong inward migration, rising house prices, better job prospects in the public sector and the possibility of higher wage growth following the change of government as likely factors.

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LEFT: Joakim Liman, co-ordinator of Te Motu Kairangi with some Dianella berries. PHOTO: Supplied. ABOVE: Two weta occupy a “weta hotel” against a tree, which was established by the group. PHOTO: Sam Tattersfield By Sam Tattersfield

An “ecological restoration volunteer group” operating in Miramar Peninsula is going from strength to strength, thanks to its co-ordinator and founder Joakim Liman. Te Motu Kairangi is a group of 16 volunteers who regularly weed in the bush area of Miramar, plant natives, and trap predators. They are joined by more than 130 others who take part in group clean ups and trap setting. The name Te Motu Kairangi translates to “precious island”, referring to the fact

Miramar was an island prior to the Haowhenua earthquake, estimated to have happened around 1460AD. The group is supported by Weta Digital, so Te Motu Kairangi can buy equipment for planting, such as spades and gloves, and promotional and educational material to share around Miramar. Joakim says the name is still relevant as Te Motu Kairangi still treats the peninsula as an island, with the airport runway a good barrier from potential predators and weeds. “Islands have, for a very long time, been a very important tool for conservation.”

Te Motu Kairangi at the moment mostly works on restoring native flora, which Joakim says leads to birds such as kereru and karearea slowly returning. Its members only sourcesplant species from the Wellington region so they won’t plant pohutakawa, which isn’t native to this part of the country. Joakim hopes for the peninsula to be predator free by 2023 but says this is a tentative date, though Wellington City Council has been very supportive. Originally from Sweden, Joa k i m b ega n Te Mot u

Kairangi in 2010, roughly a year after he moved to Wellington, believing there was a need to bring back some of its missing flora and fauna. Joakim began working as native birdkeeper at Wellington Zoo in 2012. Six years later he moved to Papa Taiao Earthcare, where he teaches sustainable practices to schoolchildren through games and challenges. “Conservation, everything goes hand in hand, and we all do everything around the same core, so we pretty much want to achieve the same thing.”

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inbrief news Prepare for more strokes Although the incidence of stroke and mortality are declining due to better management strategies, stroke volumes are going up in New Zealand due to a growing and ageing population. New research from the Department of Medicine at University of Otago, Wellington, has found that stroke volumes will grow by around 40 per cent over the next 10 years. The research describes realistic projections of the number of people likely to require stroke treatment in New Zealand. “We knew it would go up but didn’t expect the increase to be quite this high,” says Associate Professor Anna Ranta.

Action called for Smokefree 2025 A group of tobacco control experts published an open letter last week in the New Zealand Medical Journal calling for bold new actions from the Government to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal. The group, which included experts from the Cancer Society and the University of Otago, Wellington, is calling for the vision of the 2010 Māori Affairs Select Committee Inquiry on the tobacco industry to be revived. That vision included a reduction of tobacco retail outlets, and a reduction in tobacco additives, as part of the work to reduce health inequalities between Māori and non-Māori.

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IB pupils do their bit for native restoration By Jamie Adams

An Island Bay conservation group’s effort to restore a secluded area that has seen better days was given a big boost on Tuesday. Year 3 and 4 pupils from Island Bay School turned up to plant 150 trees and shrubs in Paekawakawa Reserve on behalf of the Island Bay Natural

Heritage Charitable Trust. The trust has owned part of the reserve since 2006 and has organised tree planting and weeding sessions by volunteer groups since 2013. Tuesday’s exercise was organised with the help of teacher Caitlin van Ballekom, who was keen to get her pupils involved in a session. Despite it being tucked away

behind residential area on Derwent St, the school is familiar with the reserve as classes had visited the area for a nature study last summer. Co-chair Jennifer Bennett says the area was far from attractive when they took it over from the previous private owners. “It was all weeds and this was a BMX track that previous

Island Bay School Year 3 and 4 pupils among some of the trees they planted at Paekawakawa Reserve on Tuesday. Clockwise from left: Sophie Slade, Thomas Olav Griffith-James, Holly Clapham, Lyall Beaven, Gus Tiatia and Makena. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

owners allowed the tenants to put in.” It was all started by Robert Logan who went missing on the South Coast in 2010 and was never found. A side track in the reserve is named in his memory. “While he was here with us we were collecting rubbish and weeds. Since then there’s been a lot of natural regeneration.” As well as the abundance of kawakawa the reserve is named after, there is a notable amount of lemonwood, flax and kowhai, some of which the pupils planted on Tuesday. “We only plant those which are native here,” co-chair Max Beauchamp says. There cause is all the more important due to damage done by the 2013 storms - 16 trees came down in the area. Two Norfolk pines remain, one of which still has branches missing. It is not the first mass treeplanting conducted by a school in the reserve. Last June pupils from Berhampore and St Francis de Sales schools planted 1500 trees for Arbor Day.

Hospital braces for nurses strike Wellington Regional Hospital has put in place a contingency plan after nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) confirmed strike action in the next two weeks. The strikes will be in the form of a complete withdrawal of labour, from all DHBs around the country, for 24 hours from 7am on July 5. Notice for a second 24-hour strike from 7am on July 12 is expected next week. “Patient safety and wellbeing remains our highest priority and focus during this time,”

says Hospital and Healthcare Services general manager Chris Lowry. “However – like all DHBs – we will experience staffing gaps and will need to prioritise essential and acute services over others. We will also be assessing our inpatients to see whether it is clinically appropriate to discharge them. If not, they will remain in hospital.” Non-essential services – including outpatient appointments and elective and non-urgent surgery – will be deferred. Patients can expect to hear from CCDHB by June 27 about

whether they are affected. “The Emergency Department [ED] at Wellington Regional Hospital will remain open during the strike, and people can rest assured that anyone who requires urgent and life-saving care will receive it,” Chris says. People are, however, asked to remember that ED is for emergencies only. People with non-urgent injuries or illnesses should see their GP or after-hours service in the first instance. Wellington Regional Hospital’s delivery suite and maternity ward will remain open.

A number of midwives who are not NZNO members will work during the strike action. Geneva Healthcare General Manager Lindie van Wyk says the company will work closely with the DHBs to continue providing healthcare services to outpatients. “We also support and assist the nursing community through placements with our Temporary and Permanent Healthcare Recruitment Services to ensure the availability of staff at the DHBs especially during critical periods,” Lindie says.

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Internship sees graduate appointed to curator role with National Portrait Gallery The New Zealand Portrait Gallery has a new curator fresh out of university after he was named as the recipient of the gallery’s Liz Stringer Curatorial Internship for 2018. Robert Laking, of Mt Cook, recently completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours from Massey University where the bilingual student developed a fundamental interest in language, conceptualised in art. Robert, 23, says he is proud to be placed in the internship, which will support his goal of working internationally as a studio artist and curator. “The goal is to establish myself as an artist, writer and curator and to work in galleries in New Zealand, England or Germany,” Robert says. New Zealand Portrait Gallery Director Jaenine Parkinson says Robert was selected because they saw significant potential in his ability to bring a fresh perspective and clearly articulate interesting ideas for broad audiences. Robert is currently working on his first exhibition for the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, titled Worn Identities, which will be presented at Wellington’s Shed 11 in October, displaying por-


Ferns sculpture to be re-installed The iconic Ferns sculpture was re-installed in Civic Square on Wednesday, almost exactly three years after the original was deemed to be unsafe and taken down. Wellington Sculpture Trust chair, Sue Elliott said: “It has been a long journey since the original Fernscame down – a tale of earthquakes, engineers, building consent exemptions, fundraising and other commitments for virtually all the parties. The new Ferns is as close as possible to the original, but has a stronger internal structure and is cut from stainless steel, which is more robust than the original aluminium.

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traits where the subject’s personality and identity is conveyed in some way through their clothing or attire. “I’m putting the show together using collection works as well as works from private collections and potentially works from other institutions.” Robert looks forward to sharing his passion for art during the in-

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Councillor pleased as Newtown Festival’s future secured By Jamie Adams

$126,000 of funding over the next three years for the Newtown Festival. There were a number of detailed questions to officers from Councillors challenging the level of funding being out of step with other festivals and questioning whether the Council should be involved in funding a festival for one specific community at this level.


Wellington City’s southern ward councillor Fleur Fitzsimons says the council’s decision to provide three years of funding for the annual Newtown Festival is proof of how important the event has become to the city as a whole. At a recent Council Strategy Committee meeting, councillors unanimously backed providing

But during debate, those strongly supporting it – which included fellow southern ward councillor David Lee and mayor Justin Lester - made the strong point that it was a music, dance and food festival that people from all over Wellington attended and valued. Fleur says this level of funding is consistent with what it has received in the past.


“It is the largest one-day community music, food and dance festival in Wellington,” she says. “Other festivals do receive funding but not as much as Newtown mainly because they are smaller and don’t have as many acts.” The Newtown Festival started as quite a small communitybased event 25 years ago and was run by the Newtown Residents

Association for years. At the suggestion of the Council last year, the operation of the Festival moved from the Residents’ Association to a specially dedicated Trust. Fleur says the Festival has been actively nourished and supported by successive Wellington City Councils and has developed a national reputation as an important platform for emerging artists.


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Thirty solutions to address Wellington housing crisis Wellington City Council is looking at a 30-piece tool kit to tackle housing affordability, availability and quality as the capital faces increasing housing demand over the next 25 years – an approach welcomed by the Government. Wellington Mayor Justin Lester says the proposed Housing Strategy, released today, contains 30 solutions that are designed to address the city’s unique housing needs across a spectrum of temporary housing,

short-and long-term rentals and home ownership. “Wellington’s geography, with the harbour on one side and the town belt on the other, naturally limits sprawl. But as a city that is growing fast, there’s an urgent need to address a variety of issues at the same time. “Homelessness is an urgent issue and, at the same time so is student accommodation, the quality of rentals and whether

St Catherine’s NCEA results well above national average

Brereton McKee receives her cup for winning the junior speech Section A during last month’s O’Shea Shield competition, which St Catherine’s jointly won. With her is older sister Kiriahi McKee. PHOTO: Supplied

Data published by NZQA shows that St Catherine’s College has once again achieved academic results significantly higher than national NCEA averages. Commenting on the data, new St Catherine’s College principal Steve Bryan says the school has done well at all levels. “As with our 2016 NCEA results, our 2017 NCEA results have exceeded the national average and have once again exceeded the average results of other schools of the same decile (7) rating.” Steve says one of the keys to the success was the small classes (15 on average), the brand new purpose-built facilities and the daily pastoral care provided by teachers to the girls during whanau groups. “The daily whanau time gives the teachers a chance to check in with each student and make sure she’s on track in all areas of her school and wider life. Any problems are identified early and students are given the support and encouragement they need. “Students tell us they love the feel of the college - no one is lost in the crowd, and

due to the small class sizes each student receives a high level of teacher contact,” says Steve. “Our vision at St Catherine’s is to create an aura of success and ambition for our young women.” He said the Catholic girls’ college nestled in the hills behind Kilbirnie had a small number (10 percent) of ‘non-pref’ (non-Catholic) places, but that these were highly sought after. The college also last month again jointly won the O’Shea Shield, an annual competition held between 17 Catholic schools drawn from Hawkes Bay, Taranaki and the wider Wellington area. He says the school is currently taking enrolments for year 9 students in 2019, and encouraged prospective students and families to come to see for themselves. He points out that the 10 percent of places available to non-Catholic students went quickly and that anyone interested should make contact with the school as soon as possible and come along and have a look.

or not people can afford to buy their own home.” The Mayor says that following the 2016 Kaikoura earthquake, resilience is also part of the equation. The 30 solutions to tackle Wellington’s housing issues include a $5000 rates remission for first home builders, looking at opportunities to turn underused buildings into affordable central city apartments and making the process of applying for a building consent easier. “We are looking at everything in our arsenal, from our own social housing, to financial incentives, to cutting red tape, to

partnerships,” the Mayor says. “This is the outcome of 18 months of hard work by officers, councillors and community groups.” The Mayor says the Council intends to work closely with the Government. The Hon Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing, says the proposed housing solutions showed show forward-thinking by the Council. “The Housing Strategy is about ensuring future generations of Wellingtonians have good, decent homes.” It is estimated that up to 30,000 new homes will be needed by the year 2043.


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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: Does strike action (or threat of it) by nurses, teachers and public servants concern you?

Andrew Sweet, Island Bay Probably concerned about the effect. There’s a lot of awareness about pay parity. People are talking about what they are paid more nowadays.

Brenna McGuinness, Island Bay I think good on them. It takes a lot to take a stand and it’s easier with others. They’re putting on a united front; standing in solidarity.

Mark Gannaway, Seaview It’s not good. Nurses striking leaves people vulnerable. National got things done whereas Ardern’s [government] is concerned about where the extra money is coming from.

Jeanette Troon, Island Bay I’m concerned that they are underpaid for the valuable service they provide. Why not have a class-action strike? It has more impact.

Holly Kennedy, Newtown It does, but I support nurses, and teachers to a degree. People wouldn’t go on strike if they weren’t unhappy. Things have been left to slide for too long.

Brendan Hohepa, Porirua It concerns everyone. My wife is involved with nursing. When National was in government there was privatisation and it never worked. The strikes redress the imbalance.


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Card hours which does not allow for our late appointments in the city, but still have the pensioner rate until 4pm, but of course the greed of privatisation meant that was wiped not long after the Gold cradle came in. I see the people have been ignored by the bus company again, and work is being carried out to install new bus shelters down Russell Ter-

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The reconstruction of the seawall opposite Miramar’s Karaka Bay is 90 percent complete, with work expected to be finished by the end of June, says Wellington City Council spokesperson Richard MacLean. He says the road was washed away during a storm in June 2013. Concrete blocks were placed within

a week as a temporary seawall, so the road could still be used. In July 2017, locals noticed that the blocks had moved because of waves eroding the underlying structure. Contractors were organised by the council to anchor the blocks into the ground and build a reinforced concrete facing on the front of it. Richard says they decided to re-

use the 50 existing concrete blocks “rather than carting them off to the landfill”. Costs for the reconstruction will total $460,000, including a subsidy from NZTA, says Richard. Miramar resident Marion Hughes noticed the rebuild on her regular walks through the area, saying it was “probably much needed due to wear and tear.”

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Wellington College bringing rock’n’roll pioneer to stage By Sam Tattersfield

Harry Crawford as the title character in Wellington College’s musical The Buddy Holly Story. PHOTO: Jamie Adams

Holly songs that the audience will enjoy. Harry says Kirsty has been fantastic, as has Wellington College head of music Liam Boyle, who he says is “really into Buddy Holly”. It’s “cool” that girls from Samuel Marsden and Wellington Easts Girls College are in the production, given neither is the sister school of WC, so students don’t interact that much, says Harry. “The girls are much easier to wrangle than the boys,” says Kirsty. In the lecture Bob Dylan had to complete in order to receive his prize for literature in 2016, he said of Holly on stage: “Something about him seemed permanent and he filled me with conviction. Then out of the blue, the most uncanny thing happened. He looked at me right straight there in the eye and he transmitted something, something I didn’t know what. It gave me the chills.” The Beatles’ Paul McCartney is a fan of his, once said, “At least the first 40 songs we wrote were Buddy-influenced.”

Wellington College will be putting on a production of Buddy Holly from 7pm to 9pm, July 2-6, in the college’s Brierley Theatre, as their yearly production. Arts director and producer Kirsty Hazledine says audiences will find the music amazing and familiar. “A lot of school musicals are a bit sappy, to put it mildly, and this is a really good story, it’s got really good music, and we have musicians at this school who can play this sort of music,” she says. “It’s a play with music, and it’s all Buddy Holly music.” She says the event won’t be a big fundraiser for the school. “We’ll be lucky to break even, after money for lighting, and money for royalties.” The production’s Buddy Holly, year 13 student Harry Crawford, says the 1950s icon is “a bit of an idol for me,” and thinks it’s interesting to lead a musical where conventional acting, rather than songs, drives the storyline. The music is, instead, Buddy

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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? 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.

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New era of efficiency as LED lights take over To Lease

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lights, which has been carried out in every suburb throughout the year and Wellington has entered a new age in southern this month. Composed by Tonysuburbs Watling 11th. Nov. 2015 of eco-friendly street lighting, with The Cook Strait News paid a visit to 18,000 new LED lamps currently being two contractors who were installing installed across Wellington. them on the hill streets of western Island The council contracted Fulton Hogan Bay on Monday. Replacement of each to undertake the roll-out of the new appeared to take less than 10 minutes,

POOLS OF SATISFACTION Our summer pools were built by us. Blends in well did cause no fuss. With hydro slide will cause a splash. And to it many people dash. Through native bush we twist and wiggle. From the children brings a giggle. Severn days a week the place is open. Hot summer days we all are hopen!


SECURE STORAGE 14sqm $42 per week. including rewiring ground level. Wainui Self Storage,atWaiu St, 0274805150. The LED roll-out has been happening in many cities across country due to Trades andthe Services a significant subsidy by NZTA. The street are expected to have FOR ALL lights ELECTRICAL repairs and ainstallations lifetime four to fi ve times longer by top-qualified electricianthan with the old sodium-powered Gough lights. record also of overuse fiftyhalf yearsasof much giving locals the They power, lowest cost “around-the-clock” service, just making them much more cost and energy effi cient. phone 977-8787 or 021-0717-674 or email The old lights were powered at up to 250 watts on the main roads and 70 watts on side streets compared 158 watts and Situationwith Vacant 27 watts the new ones emit respectively.

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2m seasoned pine $180 They are also “smart”, capable of 4m Split pine storethey’re for diagnosing when faulty, and can $330 winter remotely be next adjusted by the Council. Largelights Bags Kindling $13 The are installed at 50 percent brightness to avoid issues with glare. To Large Bags Dry Pine/ adjust the mix brightness residents can call $14 hardwood the Contact Centre, log a Fix It request, in Wainui or Free emailDelivery The estimated cost of the full project is $17 million. The Council will contribute $2.5 million from existing budgets and Trades the remainder will and comeServices from the New Zealand Transport Agency. It is scheduled for completion by December.


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51. J.K. A contractor puts the finishing touches to a newly attached LED lamp to a streetlight Rowling on Island Bay’s Southern Cross Grove on Monday. PHOTO: 7.00pm Jamie Adams chose the Monday 30th November unusual At the Clubrooms name ‘Hermione’ Corner of Main Road so young and Moohan Streets, Wainuiomata girls wouldn’t Plans by Victoria University of Wel- outcomes in the areas of arts, culture and be teasedthe New Zealand Symphony heritage, and visitor services and tourism. lington, Bringing local news for being (NZSO) and Wellington City Orchestra Kerry says this is a significant step nerdy! community Council to create a national centre of forwardto in the realising the national music musical excellence in Wellington’s Town centre vision. Hall have taken another leap forward. “This is a huge vote of confidence by Situation Vacant In a significant boost to the fundraising the Lottery Grants Board in our business campaign for a national music centre, the case.” New Zealand Lottery Grants Board has Major seismic strengthening work is granted $4 million to the project. due to begin on the Wellington Town Hall The fundraising campaign is led by for- later this year. It is expected to reopen mer Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast in 2021. and is well on its way to achieving the $30 Victoria University of Wellington million target. Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant GuilThe result of many years’ planning, the ford says it is exciting to see the project national music centre will provide a home come a step closer to reality. for both the NZSO and Victoria Universi“This centre will create a wealth of ty’s New Zealand School of Music. new possibilities for events, festivals, It will also offer the public far greaterRequired collaborationsin and education for the next Deliverers access to music and the arts, with lunch- generation of musicians.” time concerts, lectures, workshops, Best, chair of the New Zealand Area 1:public Momona, Mohaka,Donald Kawatiri - Kaponga. seminars and art displays. Symphony Orchestra, also welcomed the The grant comes from the Lottery Sig- funding from the Lottery Grants Board. nificant Projects Fund and, in confirming “When completed, the centre will allow its decision, the board acknowledged that the NZSO to bring so much more to New the project aligns well with the fund’s Zealanders and offer exciting priorities to deliver regional or national tions with the School of Music.”

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WHAT’S ON... The Community Noticeboard is for non-profit organisations. For $15.00 you can publish up to 25 words. No AGMS, sporting notices or special meetings. Community Notices must be pre-paid. Call into our office, phone (04) 587 1660 or email

The Orpheus Choir

of Wellington is holding a free concert at St Mary of The Angels on Sunday 1 July 2pm. Bring family and friends.

Kilbirnie Craft Market on Saturday 14 July. Kilbirnie Community Centre, 56 Bay Road, 10am – 2pm. Contact Sonia on 021 2555 681 for details. Public Notices

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Casual Vacancy for 2 Elected Trustees

A casual vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees for 2 elected parent representatives. The Board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection. If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a byelection to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held. Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to: Giovanni Tiso Chair BBOT Berhampore School 105 Britomart St, Berhampore WELLINGTON 6023 by: 23 July 2018

Situations Vacant

Manager required for the Island Bay Liquor Store Minimum of 1 years management experience in a liquor store. Please send CV to Chetan:

GENERAL ENGINEERING PRODUCTION WORKER A.E. Tilley Ltd is a manufacturing and engineering company located in Rongotai specialising in the manufacture of sheetmetal products. We have a vacancy for a general sheetmetal production/process worker. Duties include operating general engineering machinery, sheetmetal process and assembly work. Experience in an engineering workshop is required.

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CLASSIFIEDS Situations Vacant

Trades & Services

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CLEANERS: Kilbirnie, Mon - Fri, 6pm start, up to 2 hours per night, Ph 021 421 830 - No txts

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BUTLER, Jane Greville: Jun 18, 2018 CARTY, John Patrick: Jun 20, 2018 DURIE, Alisdair Lang: Jun, 2018 KENNEDY, Colleen Mary (nee McAleer): Jun 24, 2018 STACEY, Sandra: Jun 23, 2018 WHEATLEY,, Gweneth: Jun 19, 2018

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Top award for supremely talented yachtie

Olympian and America’s Cup team member Josh Junior, of Lyall Bay, is the Wellington Sports Awards Supreme Winner for 2018. PHOTO: Supplied

By Jamie Adams

A long-time member of Worser Bay Boating Club who helped Team New Zealand win back the America’s Cup was named winner of the Supreme Sports Award at the Wellington Sports awards last Wednesday. Josh Junior, who sailed in almost every race in both the Challenger Series and the America’s Cup finals, also took home the Sportsman of the Year Award from a strong field of finalists including Beauden Barrett, Joel Evans, Lewis Clareburt and Stephen Jenness. The awards cap off a glorious past year of recognition for Josh. Team New Zealand was named team of the year at the Halberg Awards, and Josh also won the

sport section at the Wellingtonian of the Year awards in December. Josh was unable to collect his award as he is currently competing in Europe, however his mother Heleen Visser claimed it on his behalf. Worser Bay Boating Club Commodore Dean Stanley says the club is “delighted” with the honour. “It is well deserved recognition for years and years of effort that Josh has put in to make it to the top of sailing in the world. We could not be prouder.” In a celebration of the diverse sporting talent within the greater Wellington region, a total of 25 sports were represented on the night, with finalists from 11 sports winning awards. Kelsey Smith, a member of the

Capital NHL and Black Sticks women’s hockey team, was named Sportswoman of the Year. Kelsey was selected in every Black Sticks event over the past 12 months, including the Commonwealth Games where the team won gold. New Zealand Para cycling champion Kate Horan was named the Cigna ‘Disabled Sportsperson of the Year’ after winning a silver medal at the 2018 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships. Mountain running champion Melissa Moon, former Black Stick Suzie Muirhead and squash champion Stuart Davenport were inducted into the Sports Legends of Wellington, along with Softball great Kevin Herlihy posthumously.

Premier (Hardham Cup) Petone beat Wellington FC 31-17 Premier Reserve (Ed Chaney Cup) Northern United beat Poneke 63-20 Old Boys University beat Marist St Pats 34-21 Oriental Rongotai beat Hutt

Old Boys Marist 46-38 Poneke beat Tawa 21-16

Poneke beat Wellignton FC 43-14

Premier Reserve (HD Morgan Memorial Cup) Petone beat Wellington FC 62-17

First Grade (Thompson Memorial Cup) Petone beat Marist St Pats 33-17

Women’s (Izzy Ford Cup) Old Boys University beat Poneke 46-5

85kg Restricted (JC Bowl) Johnsonville beat Wellington FC 37-5

Under 21 (John E Kelly Memorial Cup) Northern United beat Marist St Pats 27-25

Reserve Grade (Paul Donoghue Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Poneke 29-19

Under 21 (Vic Calcinai Memorial Cup) Oriental Rongotai beat Johnsonville 38-3

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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

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

PREMIER 1 HOCKEY RESULTS  ROUND 10 Men Northern United beat Dalefield 3-2 Hutt United beat Naenae 6-3 Harbour CIty beat Kapiti 4-3

Award for local coaches a first for Futsal Earlier this month, Capital Football Futsal, in conjunction with NZF Futsal, delivered the first Futsal Level 2 Coaching Award. Callum Homes and Todd Bryant from Capital Football and Josh Margetts from NZF Futsal captivated the 16-strong class for two theory and practical-based sessions on their way to the accreditation. “It was an exciting step to be the first federation to deliver the NZF Futsal Level 2 coaching award,” Todd commented at the end of the inaugural course. “Capital are in a fortunate position to have the support of a strong network of coaches who want to develop. “We were excited to be able to offer them the Futsal Level 2 Coaching [Award]”. The exponential growth of Futsal in the capital has been the driving force behind the development of support structures and opportunities for both players and coaches in the community space. “The next step for these coaches is the Futsal NZF/OFC C licence which is likely to be offered at the end of the year. My goal is to get these coaches from the region ready for this next step on their coaching pathway”.

Poneke romp home in second-half blitz Poneke held Tawa scoreless for an hour to score a thumping 44-10 win in the Jubilee Cup, their first of the competition. After about 50 minutes, Poneke led 17-10 when fullback Michael Sage retrieved a shallow defensive clearance and sailed through the visitors’ defence to touch down under the posts. Already scrambling to stay in contention, Sage’s solo effort was the nail in the Tawa coffin. Poneke first-five Pakai Turia chipped over two penalties to make it 30-10, before two more tries, the last well taken by rookie wing Johannus Taankink, ensured a blowout. Turia finished with 17 points, slotting seven goals from eight attempts. Poneke started with aggression and polish and when captain Greg Foe steamed into a hole it was 17-3 after 20 minutes. Tawa fullback PJ Iosefo inexplicably dashed 30 metres untouched from a scrum a short while later to make it 17-10, but Tawa was never in the hunt. Tawa remain winless after two rounds, along with Marist St Pat’s who fell 26-35 to Old Boys University at Nairnville Park.

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LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: Premier (Jubilee Cup) Old Boys University beat Marist St Pats 35-26 Northern United beat Poneke 27-23 Hutt Old Boys Marist beat Oriental Rongotai 42-37 Poneke beat Tawa 44-10


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

with Jacob Page

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 ones 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 golf’s 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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