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Rare find

By Glenise Dreaver

Thanks to Khandallah School students, a native whitebait species has been rediscovered happily living - and breeding - in their local park. The ‘Green Team’ Envirogroup went out spotlighting and fish-trapping with freshwater educators and

found the fish, known as a banded kokopu, living right next to the popular local playground in Khandallah Park. “I didn’t think they would be there because it’s so shallow and nobody has ever talked about seeing them before” said Harry Boswell, eight. Continued on page 2.

Zoe Studd, programme director for Mountains to Sea Wellington, talks to these excited Khandallah schoolchildren about their rare find from the Khandallah stream, a banded kotuku. PHOTO: Supplied

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Big discovery by young scientists Continued from page 1. “It’s a very exciting find” says Mountains to Sea Wellington educator Liz Gibson, who has been working with the class delivering the Whitebait Connection freshwater programme over the last term. “We didn’t think we’d find them, and there were certainly lots of squeals of excitement when we did!” The Khandallah Park stream is very clean, home to many koura (fresh water crayfish). It is an ideal habitat for native fish, but there are so many barriers between the sea and the stream, it was though impossible that the fish would make that journey. Banded kokopu are one of five species from the family of galaxias fish that make up the annual whitebait catch. “The banded kokopus the students found swam and climbed all the way from Wellington Harbour, up the stream, up small waterfalls, through hundreds of meters of tunnel and storm water system and into the stream. Khandallah Park is about 200m above sea level which is amazing!” said teacher Malcolm Howard. One fish was over 20cm long and filled with eggs, ready to spawn. The fish spawn on stream edges, in leaves and stones and the larvae float back down to sea. The group plans to continue monitoring and may put in climbing ropes to create better fish passageways.

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This Khandallah School student took the chance to study a rare find. PHOTO: Supplied

Man Alone - Onslow-Western ward councillor Andy Foster says “no” to the WCC’s long-term plan

Wellington city councillor Andy Foster was the only one of the council’s 15 members to vote against the long term plan for 2018-28, brought before it last week. Andy, who chairs the council’s finance, audit and risk management committee, also includes portfolio leadership for urban development subcommittees amongst his responsibilities. “I didn’t do it lightly,” the Onslow-Western Ward councillor says of his vote, adding that his concern is that the city now has “very, very little headroom”.

He points to “massively” increased debt level in postquake Christchurch. “And we’re absolutely planning to be mortgaged to the max. What if something goes wrong? “I’m not just saying I don’t like it,” he says, but having spent many hours going through it “line by line”, he feels some $400m in capital expenditure could be trimmed. “That would even still allow us to keep something the scale of the movie museum and the convention centre.” Another $200m could be shaved from operating costs, and more found in organi-

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inbrief news Parking brief Stephen Cook, who chairs the monthly Johnsonville liaison committee meeting at the community centre, says that parking in that area is proving a real issue. The community centre has, he says, lost some bookings because of access problems, including one that was a regular weekiy fixture. “It’s having an effect on income,” he says. And while some 26-28 new parks are planned for the new library area, that won’t, he says , make up for those lost.

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Garden support wanted Paul Stevenson, of the Karori Community Garden group, is making a plea for more volunteer support to assist in the garden - one hour every three months would be a big help - working bees are held on Saturdays. He can be contacted on 022 1031058.

Paul Eagle, MP for Rongotai, Greg O’Connor, MP for Ōhāriu, Sergio Mejia, CEO WGP (Wellington Gateway Partnership), Adrian Rurawhe, MP for Te Tai Hauāuru and Kris Faafoi, MP for Mana went on site at the Transmission Gully project. PHOTO: Supplied By Glenise Dreaver

Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor was one of a number of government MP’s who recently familiarised themselves with the Transmission Gully project. They had, he says, developed more of an understanding of the National-Government-brokered PPP - Private Public Partnership - which is building the motorway, due for completion in 2020.

It is the first time the country has used this model of shared costs for a state highway. Greg says the private sector had, of course, the expectation that they would make a lot of money from the venture which is financed, designed, constructed and maintained by them on behalf of the public sector. “But like any contract, each party is going to have to deliver to maximise returns for both.”


Transport Minister Phil Twyford has been criticised for saying issues with the PPP were causing a big increase in the project’s costs and this in turn could lead to a need to recoup costs by instituting tolls for users. There is also a rationale that without tolls, travel on the new motorway would make travel too fast and too easy, discouraging the use of public transport.

“In an ideal world there wouldn’t be a need for tolls,” Greg said, adding that his personal view is that if it were possible to get away without charging tolls, they should attempt to. However, the effects for Ohariu residents would differ to those that would be experienced by those further up the coast he says. “Most people here won’t be commuting on it anyway.”

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inbrief news Litter survey Wellington was one of eight regions measured in the 2018 National Litter Survey of visible loose litter. The nationwide results showed that snack food packaging represented 10.5 percent of all litter; drinks bottles, cans and cartons 10.1 percent; soft plastic packaging 8.8 percent; and disposable cups, lids and straws 6.1 per cent. Paper fast food packaging represented 3.5 percent. Litter in parks, playgrounds, sports fields and waterside walkways contained more food packaging and less drinks-related packaging than other sites. Non-packaging litter represented 44 percent of the total. with junk mail, newspapers and receipts etc at 18.4 percent, being the largest proportion.

Feedback on End of Life Bill There have been over 35,000 submissions on the End of Life Choice Bill. Around 10 percent of submitters also wanted to talk to the Justice Committee, so subcommittees will hold hearings throughout New Zealand The Bill seeks to amend the Crimes Act to allow euthanasia and assisted suicide. The public and all MPs are being invited to the hearings says committee deputy chairperson Maggie Barry. Submissions will be published on the Justice Committee’s webpage as they are processed. Those who asked to be heard will be contacted to assist them with times and venues. Wellington’s hearings will be held on Monday July 23, Monday July 30 and Monday August 13.

Special art exhibition at Zealandia Zealandia Ecosanctuary is to host a special art exhibition of native birds between July 1 and August 31. Hannah Shand will exhibit her limited edition giclée prints. (Giclee prints use a 12 color ink jet printer, acid free papers, and pigment-based archival inks, which don’t degrade or yellow over time.) The selection of prints includes the soaring karearea (New Zealand falcon) to the inquisitive and cheeky piwakawaka (fantail). Hannah is an artist from the Kapiti Coast who specialises in detailed animal sketches, particularly New Zealand birds. Her realistic drawings are created using fine tip black ink pens. Skillfully applying different pressures, she carefully renders fine details of the animals’ feathers, fur, skin or scales. And on July 14, she will present a live session between 10.30am–1.30pm, with live drawing one of her large, detailed original artworks. Those attending will be able to chat with her and see one of her pieces being created. Hannah says her inspiration is drawn from the abundance of bird watching spots, bush walks and incredible scenery near her home studio. Using her art to showcase the beauty and elegance of New Zealand wildlife, she hopes to inspire others to care for our animals. She works with local conservation groups to raise money by Hannah Shand at Zealandia, hanging one of her favourite works, her piwakawaka (fantail) print. PHOTOS: Glenise Dreaver selling her art and promoting the work they’re doing.

Toll another cost says MP By Glenise Dreaver

Freedom camping app Camper Mate, a New Zealand-based phone app, is launching in Wellington. The free travel app makes freedom camping more sustainable and easier. The pilot is a partnership between Wellington City Council, CamperMate, and Sustainable Coastlines, the latter the recipients of the donations. WCC councillor Peter Gilberd says the app gives visitors access to real time information and key locations, as well as a donation option. “So it’s a win-win-win for everyone.” It also, he says, allows WCC to gather more data on freedom camping visitor numbers and their activities.

MP Brett Hudson. Critical of toll proposal.

List MP Brett Hudson, National’s Associate Spokesperson for Transport, is critical of what he has heard about recently floated advice from officials, that a Transmission Gully toll could be needed to pay rising costs of the project. It has also been suggested that a toll would avoid more private vehicles coming into Wellington. While he says that he has had no information about the advice himself, he is clear that National is not opposed to tolling per se, “but we cer-

tainly oppose it when it is yet another cost (tax) on people on top of a regional fuel tax and fuel excise, which will increase costs for motorists come 2021. “For the new Government to come in halfway through the build, effectively threatening to whack our hardworking taxpayers even more, is disappointing. “What I can say with some confidence is that the Public Private Partnership structure used for the motorway saved the taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars and helped to make it a reality. It likely


shifted the project from ‘nice to have’ to ‘doable’”,he says. And a toll as a way to prevent people using it, would be, he says, flawed thinking and a “ludicrous” incentive to put in place. “The most likely alternative is they would travel over the current State Highway 1 route at no cost. “Current and historical behaviour shows people are more prepared to be stuck in queues of traffic on the existing SH1 than take the train. “Their next best alternative to paying a toll is to do what they do today.”



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Massive clean-up in Grenada North

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After knocking on every door in Grenada North to create interest, the WeLoveU Foundation, together with local residents, had a massive clean-up of Grenada North last Sunday. Three truckloads of rubbish – furniture, tyres, corrugated iron, wood, plastic, electronics and paper – with a weight of more than 1.5 tonnes, were taken away. A main reason for the high amount of rubbish is that Grenada North is an isolated community, and some people visit the area to dump their rubbish. The WeLoveU Foundation operates in more than 200 countries, and 7700 regions around the world. Inspired by chairwoman and founder, Zahng Gil-Jah, it carries out many community activities.

Grenada North resident Alicia Clark describes the WeLoveU group as inspiring, ‘We met a wonderful group of volunteers and had a great time. A little hard work with a dedicated group has made a huge difference to our community environment.’ In Wellington, WeLoveU donates blood, entertains in retirement homes and gets out on the streets to pick up rubbish. Northern Ward councillor Peter Gilberd has been out with the group four times, and is impressed with their attitude. “They plan well, work hard, and have fun. They are very community minded, and walk the talk.” The rubbish collection was supported by the Wellington City Council, and the Northern Ward councillors.



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readers have their say... Find out the WORD on the Street. Question: How do you feel about the pending strike by nurses and midwives? (While the July 5 strike was called off, July 12 remains on at the time of printing.)

Roger Woods, Johnsonville “They’ve got a good case, but it will affect the public. It will affect the level of healthcare provided.”

Mary Thomas, Churton Park “I think midwives need to be looked after, I have three kids and my second child is alive today because of my midwife.”

Leanne Munro, Wadestown “If someone is in the public service , why are they expected not to strike? There has been nine years of neglect.”

Prue Wilson, Ngaio “I think ‘go them’. Midwifery in particular is appalling, totally undervalued.”

Zach Gotlieb, Paparangi “I’m not aware of the situation really, I do feel like they get underpaid though.”

Rebecca Gallagher, Paparangi “It’s unfortunate it’s got to this point, they have been undervalued for so long. I support them.”

Johnsonville readies for disaster As a local resident with an interest in emergency response, Stephen Cook says that Johnsonville residents are well on their way to being more resilient in the event of a major disaster. He says that over two recent meetings, about 30 residents have provided valuable information to prepare a local plan.

That will be put on line by Wellington’s Regional Emergency Management Office [WREMO] and also held at the area’s two emergency hubs – West Park and Johnsonville Main schools. Kerry McSaveney, WREMO community advise, last week led the second two-hour discus-

sion and planning meeting that identified how local residents could manage previously-identified community assets and vulnerabilities. “Our initial response to disaster relies on neighbour helping neighbour” said Kerry. “The two sessions have highlighted what can be done in your com-

munity to help each other” A highlight and talking point of the evening was a brief presentation by Nick Hewer-Hewitt of Wellington Water about the emergency water station established at Johnsonville Park in Truscott Avenue. An important consideration is to establish how the community

could help deliver water to community distribution points when a disaster occurs. “We hope that there will be an open public day for the emergency hub and water supply in the future” said Stephen. “It would be great for many people to be aware of preparations that are being made”.

Huntleigh Home elders forge friendship with Early Years children Huntleigh Home resident Nan Sanders enjoys painting pots with Charlotte Chow at Early Years Leeds Street childcare centre.

When it comes to friendship, residents of Enliven’s Huntleigh Home are proving age is just a number. The elders recently made a trip out to Early Years Leeds Street childcare centre, where they painted pots, sang songs and chatted with the centre’s young charges. Over the coming months, the Karori residents hope to forge an ongoing relationship with the children, and teach them how to garden as part of the Sustainability Trust’s Get a Grandy, Grow a Garden programme. “A number of residents here are parents, or grandparents, or have looked after children at some point, so it’s wonderful to see them have the opportunity to build ongoing relationships with the lively children here,” says Huntleigh Home recreation team leader Annelize Steyn. “Providing elders with opportunities to be around children, stay connected to the community and enjoy variety, choice and companionship in their lives is really important to us at Huntleigh and a key part

of the Enliven philosophy.” Early Years Leeds Street manager Maree Gray says the elders’ visits represent a great opportunity for the children too. “Due to travel, work and distance, a lot of children don’t get as many opportunities to be around the older generation as they did in the past, so these visits will give them the opportunity to learn some valuable social skills, and just get comfortable being around people of different generations,” she explains. Huntleigh Home resident and former school teacher Nan Sanders says she appreciates the opportunity to take part in the programme. “I’ve always loved children, and I’m so used to being around them, so it’s nice to be able to come out and do something like this. Apart from being a nice change of scene, the children are just lovely!” she says.  To learn more about Enliven’s elder-centred philosophy, visit www.enlivencentral. You can also call the home directly on 04 464 2020. PBA

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Karori Events Centre supporters, from left: trustee Sharmini Sivanantham, WCC councillor Diane Calvert, trust chair Wallace Simmers, trustee Lorna Ingram, treasurer Graeme Titcombe, trustee Gary Parsons, trustee Heather Baldwin, WCC councillor Andy Foster, list MP Nicola Willis, and WCC councillor Simon Woolf. PHOTO supplied.

Are we there yet? The Karori Event Centre Trust presented its eleventh annual report to a welcoming public on Thursday evening. Chair Wallace Simmers noted that the highlight of the year was completing construction of a new enclosed and secure building that was now ready for the next phase – the internal fit-out. Having raised $2.4m to complete the new building, the trust was, he said, now looking forward to the next challenge of raising around $816,000 for the internal fit-out.

“Every dollar counts. We are now very close to completing the centre, and are hoping the public will rally behind us and support the final push that will allow the centre to open soon.” In February this year, the trust held an open day called “Take a Peek” which included music, fitness, and dance performances. “Over 400 people attended the event and came away really impressed with the possibilities that the event centre provides local and neighbouring communities.”

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Wallace acknowledged the significant support of donors and grant organisations that had allowed the completion of the new building. He also thanked the Wellington City Council, Lion Foundation, Lotteries, and the Nikau Foundation for their significant grants. Naming rights are available for those who wish to leave an enduring mark on the new centre, he said, adding that to make a donation or purchase naming rights visit https://www.karorieventcentre.

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Search for fresh water under harbour As they prepare for a disaster, Wellington Water is on the hunt for alternative fresh water supplies beneath Wellington harbour. The search began at the end of June 2017. Wellington city’s water is piped form the Hutt Valley, along state highway 1 and 2 corridors. In a large quake it is likely these main water pipelines will break and could take months ot repair. Wellington needs an alternative water supply because parts of the city, particularly the Eastern and Southern suburbs, could be without water for up to 100 days after a significant quake. To ensure Wellington is prepared, the organisation began investigating ways to provide the city with an increased and more resilient fresh water supply. Their report says that investigations highlighted two water source options – a cross harbour pipeline and an under-harbour bore. If viable the under-harbour bore could be a cheaper and more resilient alternative to a cross-harbour pipeline. In June 2017 the barge and drilling rig Tuhora was fitted out at the Taranaki wharf and deployed about a kilometre off the Miramar peninsula to see if suitable drinking water could be found in the Waiwhetu aquifer, which extends under the harbour.

Fresh water was discovered in sufficient volumes to be used as an emergency supply. However, it would require significant treatment to make it safe for drinking as early tests identified levels of manganese iron and ammonia. In january2018 the harbour bores project resumed with Tuhora heading back out into the harbour at a new location at a new location near Soames -Matiu Island. After a month of exploratory drilling it headed back to the wharf and is now decommissioned. A full analysis of all data from both bores is now under way. The results from the second bore are not year available, but early indications are positive as the upper aquifer is thicker in this location than the first, but the water quality is not yet known. Additional analysis is also being commissioned from GNS Science into the aquifer and the likely thickness of the aquiclude (the solid impermeable area underlying and overlying the aquifer). Once the data has been assessed, Wellington Water says a full report will be developed providing a comparative analysis of the harbour bore against the cross-harbour pipeline, looking at the business cases of both in providing Wellington with an alternative water supply.

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Khandallah pool and park area has been allocated $1.1 million in 2022 to revitalise the area for the next 100 years. Without this funding, the pool and its facilities would have continued to deteriorate. Many thanks to everyone who supported the investment An ongoing permanent increase to funding for community engagement and planning (first utilised last year for a community plan for Karori) .

Crofton Downs base for top actor By Glenise Dreaver

Though she’s from Auckland, the multi-talented actress and singer Brownyn Turei’s talents have brought her to Wellington so often that she says she’s fallen in love with the place. Especially Crofton Downs. The face on the front of each Circa Theatre’s program me cover sheet, Bronwyn settles in a friend’s little flat there, loving the sense of community she finds and regularly making low-key appearances in the supermarket and coffee bar. Bronwyn is probably best known from her appearance in the lead role of Cody in the TV series Go Girls, which played on TV2 between 2009-2012. And in the Brokenwood Mysteries, she was Holly Collins the rockabilly lead singer who was memorably murdered in her bath by her own guitar. Now she’s down for two backto-back theatre appearances, the fi rst in the Wellington Premiere of the chilling psychological thriller BUG, written by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awardwin n ing playwr ight, Tracy Letts. Bronwyn plays Agnes, the lonely waitress, a lost soul sheltering in a motel room from a newly-released prisoner, her ex-husband. The play is described by direc-

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tor Ben Emerson as “a twisted journey of love, paranoia, horror and fear, as two unexpected lovers descend into insanity”. The two acts of horror will play in the Te Auaha theatre in

Dixon St, Te Aro, opening its five- season run on July 24. Then she moves on to Circa’s WTF (What the Female) season, in Modern Girls in Bed and Rants in the Dark.

Eighty police recruits begin course Police recruitment is taking another significant step forward with the arrival of eighty new recruits who began training yesterday at the Royal New Zealand Police College in Porirua. Police Minister Stuart Nash extended a welcome to the recruits of Wing 319 who arrived over the weekend ready to start yesterday. “I am delighted to see the diverse demographics of Wing 319,” Mr Nash says. “There are 37 women, representing 46 per cent of the new recruits in this wing. Police have a goal of women making up 50 percent of new recruits as part of the longer-term plan

to have more women entering senior ranks. “Fifteen percent of the new recruits identify as Maori, just under eight percent as Pasifi ka, and nine percent as Asian. The youngest recruit is 18 years old and the eldest is 46. “There is a tough 16-week training course ahead of these 80 recruits and I wish them all the best. “They have shown a great deal of dedication and hard work to even make it into formal training and I acknowledge their commitment and the support of their families. “The pre-testing included fit-

ness levels, reasoning abilities and character, and there were reference checks and a medical examination. “They must prove their skills at communication, building relationships, solving problems and delivering a high standard of service.” “I offer my thanks also to the chief executive of MBIE, Carolyn Tremain, who has agreed to be the Patron of Wing 319. Ca rolyn will offer valuable guidance and act as a mentor to the recruits, sharing her extensive knowledge of leadership and service in the public and private sectors,” Stuart says.

Unfilled prescriptions The Zoom Health study of more than 1300 patients has found that third of Wellingtonians have had a doctor’s prescription which they have not filled and 55 percent have forgotten to take their medication as per their doctor’s instructions. For almost 12 percent, the main reason they had not picked up a prescription was that they couldn’t spare the time, or it was too hard to get to the pharmacy.

Another 40 percent of those who did not pick the prescription up said they felt their condition had changed and they decided not to get it. Cost was the major barrier for almost 18 per cent with another 16 percent feeling apprehensive about potential side effects. A Zoom spokesperson, Dr Daniel Wu, says since NZ Post reduced their service quality, many patients have not received their prescriptions in the mail

on time and GPs simply do not know when a patient has not picked their prescription. Zoom has launched a new service to help address the high rate of non-adherence. It will use new technology that sends the prescription directly to the pharmacy, has the medicine delivered to the patient, reminds the patient when to take it and alerts the doctor if the patient is not following the regime laid out for them.

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Sharing of Talents idea grows Khandallah Presbyterian Church parishioners are preparing to share their individual talents in an Outreach Programme with the community says church member

Judy Whiteside. Having just retired from a career of teaching ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) she decided to offer a free ESOL

lesson once a month on a Sunday after church. The lessons are being offered to anyone in the church or in the community whose first language is not English.

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Then the idea grew wings. “I asked the congregation if they would like to share their talent in a group once or twice a year and was pleasantly surprised with the response,” she says. The topics included career guidance, first aid (CPR), public speaking, home baking, introduction to piano, care of pet rabbits, ukelele, budgeting, singing for non-singers - and others. People of any age, including children, are welcome to attend any of the free groups. Judy says one group will be held weekly, except when special events are being held at the church, or in the school holidays. “They will be advertised regularly,” she says. The first groups will be held on the following dates: July 29, ESOL, August 5 Career Guidance, August 12 Home Baking (scones), August 19 and 26 Ukelele (with some ukeleles provided. The sessions will be held in the Khandallah Presbyterian church at 11.30am after the morning tea which follows the 10 o’clock church service. Judy says participants are welcome to come for the morning tea at 11am first, if they would like to. She would like people to contact her to make a booking: Judy Whiteside 479 5051 or 027 607 5114 or by email to

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Having your say on our The Ferns is back in square environment The Ferns sculpture has been re-installed in Civic Square, almost exactly three years after the original was deemed unsafe and removed. Wellington Sculpture Trust chair Sue Elliott said: “It has been a long journey since the original Ferns came down – a tale of earthquakes, engineers, building consent exemptions, fundraising and other commitments for virtually all the parties. “Neil Dawson has now completed the work and alongside him a team of engineers and Council officers have worked hard to undertake the precision work needed to install it

Greater Wellington Regional Council’s proposed Regional Pest Management Plan, now out for public consultation, focuses squarely on protecting and enhancing the health and vitality of the region’s environment. T hat m ay wel l i nclude smothering, strangling, displacing, infecting, browsing and killing. The plan charts how the community can create sustainable regional biosecurity by eradicating, containing or controlling the pest plants and animals MAKE that compromise our NO

safely. “We are extremely grateful to Neil for his commitment to completing the work, particularly because it is always hard for an artist to go back to a work they completed over 20 years ago”. 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. Sue said the trust has spent the time since the work came down preparing contracts, organising the installation and seeking out the $200,000 needed.

environment. “For our native plants and animals to thrive without threat we have to remain vigilant, take the most up to date approach to pest management and work with others to anticipate and manage the challenge posed by pest plants and animals,” says Wayne O’Donnell, Greater Wellington’s general manager, catchment, his role including biosecurity. “The plan will minimise the adverse environmental effects of pest plants and animals through co-ordinating activity which will exclude them from the region or reduce their number or contain them in particular locations and ensure we monitor them,” he says.




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Anti-doping meeting held in Canberra Australian and New Zealand anti-doping experts have met in Canberra to discuss new ways to support clean athletes and detect doping. They discussed new approaches to building anti-doping capacity, the use of new technologies, ways to strengthen the voice of anti-doping athlete, the risk

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Outgoing Johnsonville Rotary President, William Nobelen, at right, thanked all those who made the last Rotary year a success and congratulated incoming President Neil Haydon on his appointment. PHOTO: Supplied

The changeover of the president’s role for Johnsonville Rotary occurred on Monday June 25 2018. As well as the Rotary members, guests included Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor, Rotary District 9940 Assistant Governor Lee Wilkinson, representatives of other Rotary clubs and club members’ partners, friends and guests. President William Nobelen handed over the chain of office to Rotary District 9940 Assistant Governor Lee Wilkinson who

then presented Neil Haydon with the president’s chain of office and congratulated him on his appointment. A certificate of appreciation was also presented, on behalf of the club, by Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor, on behalf of the Club) to John Angelica, manager of the Johnsonville Road Countdown, for his assistance and help in establishing and maintaining the Rotary Book Nook (free book exchange) in his shop. This is for the public to use and enjoy.

Nominations open for Karori Youth Awards Nominations are now open for the Karori Youth Awards 2018. The Karori Youth Centre is hosting the 20th annual Karori Youth Awards to celebrate the leadership, service and perseverance that young people demonstrate in their community. The awards acknowledge young people’s achievements outside high academic or sporting accomplishments, celebrating youth aged between 11 and 25 years who show leadership, give service to their community and

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On just one day a year (Mother’s Day), New Zealand thanks its mums for the special things they do for our families, but what about the rest of the yea Plunket recognises the importance of a mum’s role in raising healthy children, which is also Plunket’s reason for existence, so could they do something to help? Plunket’s community support coordinator Victoria Gunn and Chelo Gothong, from the Khandallah Plunket Toy Library, saw the need for young mums to have some ‘me time’ by getting together socially. Their answer was a ‘Mingling Mums’ evening, which they billed as ‘fun, food, freebies and fabulousity!’. In Khandallah’s toy library on June 29, mums did indeed mix and mingle. Some, with small businesses, also took the opportunity to show their pampering services. These included a range of organic cosmetics, hair dressing and nail wraps. The evening was an experiment, to see how it would be received. From the enthusiastic comments and excited chatter, it certainly was a success. PHOTOS: Brian Sheppard

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Front Gary King, The Tank Guy, Dan Neely, WREMO, Louise Parkin, Nikau Foundation, and Dave Lawn, Tank H2O Ltd, all donated time, equipment and materials to install the water tank under the supervision of Sam McLean from Orongomai Marae, centre back. This is A solid the first community project supported by the Wellington Resilience Fund. PHOTO provided

Pupils, parents and staff at Crofton Downs and Amesbury schools will be the first to benefit from our Government’s determination to rebuild Ōhāriu and New Zealand’s education infrastructure, with the Education Minister announcing new classrooms for both last week. We can’t fix all the overcrowding and maintenance problems in our schools at once, but the fact we have had three ministerial visits in the electorate in two weeks shows that our issues are being kept front of mind around the Cabinet table. With the Families Package and Winter Energy Payment hitting many local bank accounts this week, life will get better for many of our families and older folk. We’re a pretty family friendly Government, and having a Prime Minister now personally experiencing the challenges of parenthood, expect plenty of focus in that area. I keep in touch with the police locally, and although we’re a relatively low crime area in Ōhāriu, one thing to be very wary of is cyber-crime, usu-

ally initiated by a phone call. Without sounding like a cyn46 Waione St Petone ical ex-police officer, I advise Ph: 5685989 Open Sat 9am-3pm you regard every unsolicited Formerly spares phone callcpa which mentions your computer or requests you buy iTunes cards as beFuneral Director ing a scam of some sort, as it probably is. I especially advise you to speak to your more trusting relatives about this. If you do receive a scam call then phone the general police line on 04 381 2000 to report it locally. Back in Parliament, I’m getting pretty excited by KiwiBuild. We’ve roped in some pretty smart people from the industry to put it together, and I’m realising that determined Governments can make things happen. Even the opposition have finally acknowledged we have a housing crisis so I just hope they stop bleating about our efforts to fix it. It’s exciting times, and we’re all going to be part of it. The days start getting longer now so get out and enjoy the great bush and hill walks that we have. Good for getting rid of our winter padding as well!

Wellington’s Nikau Foundation water tank is being installed at funding from each chocolate bar wants to increase grants available Orongomai Marae in Upper Hutt. sold goes to the Resilience Fund for regional community resilience The marae is a great candidate for – and the bar is perfect in office or projects. this type of initiative because of the home emergency kits. The group is building a new important role they play Deliverers Required inbefore, dur- Donations and orders for the bar “Wellington Resilience Fund” and ing and after an emergency”, says can be made via the website at hasArea already 1: funded its first project. Dan Neely,Kawatiri manager of community or by You can contact my office on 04 478 3332 or email Momona, Mohaka, - Kaponga. Louise Parkin, Nikau Founda- resilience at WREMO. phone on 0800 986 7443. tion’s general manager, says that Sales of the Wellington Resilience Nikau Foundation is also keen to thanks to their partnership with Bar are assisting their goal of hear what resilience projects need available at our recruitment Authorised by Greg O’Connor, View the Wainuiomata News the Wellington Region Emergency $20,000. funding across the Applications region so are they office or at the security gate based in the Parliament Buildings, Wellington Management Office (WREMO) It is a joint venture with the Welinvite Wellingtonians to fi ll out the online Ngauranga George in Wellington. and The Tank Guy, an 800 litre lington Chocolate Factory. Some form on their Resilience Fund page. Contact Barry 472 7987 or 021 276 6654. Authorised by Greg O’Connor,

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Children lead Matariki festival of fire and light Children from seven regional schools were involved in last Friday’s Ahi Ka festival of fire and light, which started with a procession at the Whairepo Lagoon on Wellington’s waterfront.

The procession, called Nga Wai Piata (Streams of Light) featured children from seven regional schools. This procession lit the fire on the water, which was burning

until the end of the event at 10pm. Maori performers and storytellers were found on stages around Whairepo Lagoon and Odlins Plaza during the festivities. A group of Samuel Marsden Col-

These Marsden students put much loving care into the masks they wore for the Nga Wai Piāta (Streams of Light) procession last Friday. PHOTOS: Supplied

legiate School Year 9 students were involved in the opening procession, dancing and carrying the masks and lanterns they made at school. A Marsden School spokesperson said that their students

had spent many hours making the masks and lanterns. “The student reaction was that is a wonderful celebration of New Zealand culture, and a very special event to be involved in.”

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New World Newlands North Wellington’s Hayden Sander challenges KCU’s Stuart Lawrie for the ball during Saturday’s win over KCU at Weka Park. PHOTO: Glyn Badcock.

Football star shining brightly By Grant Stephen Katie Horan in action at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. PHOTO: Paralympics New Zealand By Glenise Dreaver

Kate Moran of Paparangi was astonished to find herself voted in as Wellington’s Disabled Sportsperson of the Year for 2018. The news came to her at 11pm in an hotel room in the Wairarapa, where she was guest speaker at their regional Sportsperson of the Year awards. “I’d accepted that commitment before I found out I was a finalist for the Wellington awards. I’d been a finalist several times before and never won. That’s because we have quite a few really good paralympian athletes in Wellington, including world record holder swimmer, Mary Fisher.” So the unexpected award left her “very excited”. The Wellington result follows the multi-talented athlete’s silver medal in the 500m sprint in the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro in March. Kate, 43, had a comeback to win there, having struggled after a “massive” disappointment at the Rio Paralympics in 2016, missing a medal by just .02 of a second. “That was totally gut-wrenching after four

years of building up. I’d gone there to win a medal” Despite the award of a Queen’s Service Medal in 2017, she hit a black spot. The death of her mother Val “my biggest supporter”, and a mysterious four-month-long respiratory illness meant she couldn’t get back on her bike. “I was really sick and I couldn’t train.” At 27 she had been a late starter with Paralympic sport, and started with running, having progressed to cycling after doing two Paralympics in athletics, in the 100-400m distances. So, at 42, she asked herself, “Where am I at? Do I still have what it takes? Am I still competitive?” And the Worlds were in Rio, which didn’t turn her on. She’d been there and “failed” - by her own standards anyway. But the Paralympic organisation remained very supportive, despite her own doubts, and she realised that she was now the experienced one in a team with “newbies” needing support. So despite a two-month-long recurrence of her illness, Kate persevered and won a silver. With an international event in Tokyo later this year now cancelled, she is still pondering her next move.

LOCAL RUGBY RESULTS: Premier (Jubilee Cup) Old Boys University beat Oriental Rongotai 18-17 Premier (Hardham Cup) Johnsonville beat Avalon 33-15 Premier Reserve (Ed Chaney Cup) Oriental Rongotai beat Old Boys University 27-17 Premier Reserve (HD Morgan Memorial Cup) Johnsonville beat Avalon 57-17 Women’s (Tia Paasi Memorial Cup) Northern United beat Marist St Pats 51-14

Women’s (Izzy Ford Cup) Hutt Old Boys Marist beat Old Boys University 34-20 Under 21 (Viv Calcinai Memorial Cup) Wainuiomata beat Johnsonville 32-17 Old Boys University beat Wellington FC 24-10 First Grade (Johnsonville Centennium Cup) Petone beat Old Boys University 13-12 85kg Restricted (JC Bowl) Tawa beat Johnsonville 28-7 Old Boys University beat Marist St Pats 28-17

Paraparaumu 80/80s beat Western Suburbs by default Reserve Grade (Paul Donoghue Memorial Cup) Johnsonville Bye Reserve Grade (John Davies Cup) Western Suburbs beat OBU 69ers 38-31 OBU Pink Ginners beat Upper Hutt 24-19 Marist St Pats beat OBU Teddy Bears 31-10 Paremata beat OBU Righteous Bros 56-14

LOCAL FOOTBALL RESULTS: Men’s CENTRAL LEAGUE Miramar Rangers v Wellington Olympic 1-3 Wellington Utd v Wairarapa Utd 2-3 CAPITAL PREMIER Island Bay Utd v Western Suburbs 0-0 CAPITAL 1 Brooklyn Northern Utd v Petone 2-2 CAPITAL 2

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Johnsonville-based North Wellington Football Club is having a stellar season with results over the weekend favouring all their top sides for two weeks in a row. The Men’s New World Newlands Premier side played away to Kapiti Coast United at Weka Park and found the going tough. Reduced to 10 men for a red card infringement early in the first half, the side was trailing 0-1 at the break. Tactical changes at half time by coach Lloyd O’Keefe, including the introduction of former Wellington Phoenix stalwart Ben Sigmund, saw a change in momentum spearheaded by North Wellington defender Billy Scott. Scott unleashed a rarely-seen bicycle kick from just outside the six-yard box with the resulting shot crashing into the netting at almost point blank range.

Not to be outdone, a few minutes later fellow defender Zach Hansen climbed high to reach a well-flighted free kick from striker Kieran Cripps and headed the ball at pace straight into the top right of the KCU goal. With five games to play, North Wellington are 12 points clear of their nearest rivals with a healthy 27 goal difference. In other matches over the weekend the Division 2 Just Paterson Real Estate Reserves side won 7-1 over Upper Hutt, The Just Paterson Real Estate Men’s third team won 5-1 over Tawa. The Under 17B youth team kept their unbeaten record with a 3-0 win over Petone. Matches played on Sunday saw the New World Newlands Women’s Division 1 side have a healthy 5-1 win over Tawa. The local derby in Division 3 saw the North Wellington Angels edge out the North Wellington Tawny Ports 2-0.

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Underrated Kaino passes the torch to the willing The past, present and future of New Zealand rugby was on display when the Blues beat the Reds at Eden Park last Friday. Jerome Kaino got to farewell his home ground with one last win while brothers Rieko and Akira Ioane showed just how talented they are. Many may have forgotten just how talented Kaino was as a loose forward in his prime. For much of his 83 appearances for the All Blacks, he was an automatic selection and considered the enforcer of the team, such was his uncompromising and physical approach. His peak was the 2011 World Cup where he was Graham Henry’s most reliable player under the intense scrutiny of a home tournament with fans desperate for a title. The 35-year-old may well have passed the torch onto Akira for that role, much like his brother Reiko

took Julian Savea’s barn-storming winger tag. Akira has already been ear-marked for national honours for many years and with the All Blacks mulling their loose-forward options, Akira looks to be the next long term option. The brothers Ioane were the best players on Eden Park, chewing up the run metres and busting tackles. Rieko, starting at second five, seemed to thrive on getting his hands on the ball more often. His performance was reminiscent of his Blues coach Tana Umaga who moved from the wing into the midfield in the latter stages of his career. The Blues showed, against a terrible Reds side, there is talent in the franchise. Fans can be rightly frustrated, maybe 2019 will be their year? With the Ioane brothers, they have two weapons that could make that a reality.


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